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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, October 25th, 1897, and following days,</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi> the
<hi rend="smallCaps">RIGHT HON</hi>. Sir
<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE FAUDEL PHILLIPS</hi>, Bart., K.G.C.I.,
<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; the Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t18971025-name-1" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD RIDLEY</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's High Court; Sir
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<interp inst="t18971025-name-2" type="given" value="REGINALD"/>REGINALD HANSON</persName> </hi>, Bart., Sir
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<interp inst="t18971025-name-3" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID EVANS</persName> </hi>, Knt., Sir
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<interp inst="t18971025-name-4" type="given" value="STUART"/>STUART KNILL</persName> </hi>, Bart.; Sir
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<interp inst="t18971025-name-5" 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="t18971025-name-6" type="given" value="HORATIO DAVID"/>HORATIO DAVID DAVIES</persName> </hi>, Knt.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM PURDIE TRELOAR</hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18971025-name-7" type="surname" value="POUND"/>
<interp inst="t18971025-name-7" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN POUND</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">RICHARD CLARENCE HALSE</hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18971025-name-8" type="surname" value="KNILL"/>
<interp inst="t18971025-name-8" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN KNILL</persName> </hi>, Esq., and
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<interp inst="t18971025-name-9" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL GREEN</persName> </hi>, Esq., Aldermen of the said City; and Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">FORREST FULTON</hi>, Knt., Q.C., Common Serjeant of the said City; Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18971025-name-10" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK GREEN</persName> </hi>, Esq., Alderman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18971025-name-11" type="given" value="THOMAS ROBERT"/>THOMAS ROBERT DEWAR</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18971025-name-12" type="given" value="THOMAS HENRY"/>THOMAS HENRY GARDINER</persName> </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. TWELFTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that 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, October</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1897,</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">For cases tried this day, see Essex, Kent, and Surrey Cases.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, October</hi> 25th, 1897.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18971025-648-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to stealing three brackets and other articles, and £10 in money, the goods of
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<hi rend="italic">Nine Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Third Count.</hi>—Obtaining butter and eggs from
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COUNSEL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SARAH FOWLER</hi>. I am the wife of James Fowler, a dairyman, of 5, Violet Hill—on August 30th the prisoner, who I did not know, came in and asked for a pint of the best milk for 19, Abbey Gardens; he said that he had moved this way, and would give us a chance—about a quarter of an hour afterwards he came back and said he wanted 1/2lb. of butter and sixpenny worth of eggs, and said "Put it down to the weekly account, my name is Erridge, and I work at Whiteley's, Westbourne Grove, and live at Abbey Gardens"—he took them away—I thought it was a cash transaction, but he said he would pay for them—I afterwards went to Abbey Gardens and made inquiries—I have never been paid.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He said that he would pay weekly, but I thought that was for the milk, and he then asked for the other things—I never gave anyone goods on credit before, but it was a very good address—I never asked him to pay, because he said that he would open a weekly account, and his wife would pay for it—he said "Put it down to the weekly account"—he said so much about the milk being good that I thought he was respectable.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant SR</hi>). I know Mrs. Stanes—I saw her last Saturday—she has recently been confined, and is not able to attend—I was present when she gave her evidence at the police-court—the prisoner had an opportunity of cross-examining her—on September 2nd I was called into the shop, and, in answer to a charge made by the prosecutor, the prisoner said "For God's sake don't do that; I have a wife and children"—I took him to the station, and on the way he said "I only asked him for some cheese and butter, and would pay him on Saturday; I did not say of Abbey Street, but that my wife had been looking for lodgings in Abbey Gardens"—I found a loaf and butter on him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He gave me a correct address—there is no previous conviction against him—he has a wife and five children.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>—I knew that he did not live at Solent Road, and that he did not want the cheese in the ordinary course of his business.</p>
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<interp inst="t18971025-name-31" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WYATT</persName> </hi>. I live at 19, Abbey Gardens—I have not seen the prisoner there, he did not live there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18971025-name-32" type="given" value="DAVID THOMAS"/>DAVID THOMAS LOWETT</persName> </hi>. I live at 16, Solent Road—the prisoner did not live there—I purchased the house and live in it, and never had a lodger.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, October</hi> 26th, 1897.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Ridley.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> On the Tuesday you showed me a letter, and it said that I had been speaking to someone, and you said you heard that I was married—I said I was not, and afterwards you said I was living with someone.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">H</hi> Division—on September 22nd I saw the prosecutrix at the station in Leman Street, at 10.30—she had a stab on the inner side of the left breast—it was about half-an-inch long and nearly an inch deep—it had cut through her dress body, her stays and her chemise, the wound was over the apex of the heart, it was such a wound as a large Wade of a pocket-knife would produce, another third of an inch would have been fatal—these are the stays she had on, they would have stopped the force of the blow.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). About 11.15 on the night of September 23rd, I arrested the prisoner in a public-house in Brick Lane, I charged him with stabbing the woman in Rupert Street—he said, "is she hurt much, don't you want a warrant?" I took him to Leman Street Station—in answer to the charge he said, "Yes, I stabbed this woman, I meant to stab her"—he was asked his name, address, and occupation—he said, "I am a professional thief; my address is Wormwood Scrubbs."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence stated he had known the prosecutrix since September</hi>, 1894,
<hi rend="italic">and lived with her when out of prison, and that in the heat of passion he stabbed her, but did not intend to kill her.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> My sister did not strike you first—she told you to go, and pushed you on the back—I did not see her strike you on the head—she was not in liquor that I am aware of.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was not tipsy when I came in.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">By the prisoner.</hi> I was at the New Corinthian Club the night before—you came down to the Club and got me a cab—I was with a friend of your's—he gave me a smack on the nose—I did not tell you you could stop for that night—I did not strike you on the head.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He had theatened me twice before—I paid him about 2s. 6d. a day.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>: When she told me to go I said "I have nowhere to go; I have no money." She was in liquor. She struck me first on the head. I fell. I do not know if she fell with me. I was not in my right tenses. I must have fallen against something to take my senses away. I remember nothing more.</p>
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<interp inst="t18971025-name-49" type="given" value="JOHN ALFRED"/>JOHN ALFRED COOK</persName> </hi>. I am an assistant gasfitter—I had known the deceased, Woolidge, some time—on September 8th I was in his company in the Railway Tavern, West End Lane—I do not know the prisoner; he is a stranger to me—he came up to Woolidge while I was with him in the bar, and said, "I know you"—Woolidge said, "You might"—he says, "You can have a b—row if you want it"—Woolidge said, "I don't want anything to do with you"—the prisoner seemed to me as if he was in drink—he seemed in anger—he said to Woolidge, "I see you have a b—pal with you; I will fight the two of you"—Woolidge said he did not want to fight—the prisoner wanted Woolidge to go out
<lb/>side to fight, there—he said, "If you will come outside and fight I will fight you for 5s."—Woolidge said, "Well, if you want to fight come on outside"—the barman jumped over the counter and ordered them out—they went—I followed about a minute afterwards—I did not take much notice at the time—at the door of the public-house I saw Hiscocka hit Woolidge on the left side of the face—as a result of the blow he fell backwards; as he fell his hat went off, and he fell on the back of his head—I rushed off the doorstep and picked him up—he fell backwards on the pavement—I believe prisoner helped me—we took Woolidge a little way down the road—I went back and got him some brandy and gave it to him—we took him towards home by a footpath that runs alongside the Midland Railway—Hiscocks said to him "Jim, I am very sorry for what I have done, shake hands and be friends, I will come round and see you tomorrow night. Forgive me"—I took the deceased home and helped get his clothes off—I did not stay with him—between two and three</p>
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<p>next morning his wife came round for me—I went and fetched a doctor—when I got back he was dead.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>—I went into the public-house with the deceased—he had had four glasses of drink—I knew him—it was not enough to affect him—he had that before seven o'clock—there was no quarrel between them unless they had had one before that—I saw nothing to annoy the prisoner—I did not hear Woolidge request him to move away from the house—there was a bar full of people—I cannot say I heard every word that took place—I did not hear deceased accuse prisoner of being covered with fleas and tell him to move away—I do not know if it took place—the first I heard was this man saying, "If you want to have a row, you can if you like"—there may have been something said by the deceased to the prisoner—I cannot say what lead up to the row—there was not a row in the bar; only with these two men—they were quarrelling together—I saw them turned out—I could not say who struck the first blow—I paid for the brandy.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I do not know if the deceased had spoken to the prisoner before he came up in the way described—I saw the prisoner come into the bar where we were—I had not seen him before; I had only just come home by train in company with the deceased—we had come out of the station.</p>
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<interp inst="t18971025-name-50" type="given" value="JAMES WHITELAW"/>JAMES WHITELAW YOUNG</persName> </hi>. I live at 160, May grove Road—I am a tailor—I remember being in the public-house while the disturbance was on—a lot of loud talking and swearing directed my attention to it—I saw the prisoner and the deceased—they were talking about fighting—the barman turned them out—after that I heard a thud on the pavement.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw the prisoner afterwards—I said "You ought to give your name and address," and he gave it readily enough—he wrote it himself and handed it to me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18971025-name-51" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT PLATT</persName> </hi>. I live at 10, West Hampstead Mews—I am a groom—I remember being in the public-house while this disturbance was on—I remember the prisoner and Woolidge being turned out—I went out with the prisoner—I saw Woolidge strike him as soon as he got outside the door—he never said a word to Woolidge—he struck Woolidge back—I saw Woolidge fall down.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The men were having a row in the public-house—Woolidge was abusing prisoner when I went in—they were talking about fighting—Woolidge said: "If you want anything you had better come outside"—they were facing each other when the first blow was struck—the first blow was struck by the deceased man, and then the prisoner returned the blow.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> When the deceased said "If you want anything you must come outside "I do not know what it was in answer to—I did not hear any conversation before that.</p>
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<interp inst="t18971025-name-52" type="given" value="JOSEPH JOHN"/>JOSEPH JOHN ATKINSON</persName> </hi>. I am an electrician—I was not in the public-house where this disturbance took place—I remember it—the prisoner came out first and the deceased afterwards—prisoner said to deceased "Do you want to fight?" and Woolidge said, "yes, he did"—deceased struck the first blow—prisoner retaliated, and the deceased fell on his head—that was all I saw.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Prisoner helped pick him up, and gave his name and</p>
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<p>address—I had been in the house, but came outside—I did not hear what was said inside.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police-Sergeant</hi> 72
<hi rend="italic">S</hi>). I arrested the prisoner on this charge—it was about 8.5 on the morning of September 9th—I told him the charge—he said "All right, I know; when did he die?"—I told him about 6.30 that morning—I then took him to the station and charged him—he made no reply to the charge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have made enquiries about the prisoner, and I find him to be a very respectable man—he is employed as a milkman—I was present at the Coroner's Inquest—I heard the prisoner make a statement.
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Statement before the Coroner</hi>:" On Wednesday last I had been out since 6.30 p.m.—I had had two glasses of beer at the Hallway Hotel—I then went out for a walk—I knew the deceased by sight—he was standing in the bar—he said, 'I want none of your fleas; get further away'—I was standing there and words ensued between us—the witness Cook came up—I said I want no bother—deceased wanted to fight—I told him he could not fight—he then said, 'I will fight you for what you like,' and I suggested 5s.—deceased said he had not got 5s., and turning to Cook he asked him to lend him 5s.—Cook said he had not got it—deceased said, 'Come outside, and I will fight you for nothing'—then the barman told us to go outside, and deceased went out—the barman said,'You had better go, too'—I was proceeding to go outside, and before I got off the step the deceased struck me—I put up my arm in self-defence, and the deceased fell on the back of his head with a terrific thud."</p>
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<interp inst="t18971025-name-54" type="given" value="CHARLES ROBY"/>CHARLES ROBY SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am a medical practitioner, at 48, Mill Lane, West Hampstead—at 6.30, on September 9th, I was called to see thfe man Woolidge—I found him dead—I examined him—I found a mark on the right temple and a swelling on the head—the mark on the temple had been caused by a blow from a fist—the mark on the back of the head was caused by a fall; it was consistent with a fall on the back of the head—I found fracture of the skull, and extravasation of the blood on the brain, amounting to about 4 or 5ozs., which no doubt produced compression—in my opinion that was the cause of death.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You could see the mark of the blow on the side of the head internally on the brain—it was the fall on the ground that caused the injury—the blow on the head would not be serious without the fall.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner received an excellent character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, October</hi> 26th, 1897.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18971025-660-offence-2 t18971025-name-60"/>Walter Bass Pentelow</persName>, his master.—</rs>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18971025-661-offence-1 t18971025-name-62"/>Raymond Wood</persName> to endorse a bill of exchange for £187 16s. by false pretences.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BLACK</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18971025-name-63" type="given" value="RAYMOND"/>RAYMOND WOOD</persName> </hi>. I am a machinery agent of 52, Blurton Road Clapton—Messrs. Home sent me in April this bill for £167 16s. accepted by them, and I signed it as the drawer—I knew the prisoner slightly, and had had transactions with him before—I wrote to him, and two or three days afterwards I showed it to him and said that I wanted it discounted—he said that he had a banking account at the Mercantile Bank, Old Jewry—I gave him the bill, and on April 24th I saw him out
<lb/>side the bank and stood outside while he went in—he came out in ten minutes with the bill and said that he had seen the manager who would discount it, but that it required my endorsement, and the money would be paid on Monday, and the rate would be 5 percent—I endorsed it and handed it to him, and he took it into the bank and came out and said that the bill was all right and we should get the money on the Monday—I arranged to be there at eleven o'clock on the Monday, and went and waited an hour but he did not turn up—I employed a detective to find him, but did not see him till August 7th—I received this letter: "Old Jewry, Monday. Unable to get to the City till late, being engaged on important business; I will meet you to
<lb/>morrow, when the matter can be discussed"—I enquired at his private address but was unable to find him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I carry on business at my own home—I first met the prisoner about the beginning of April; that was merely an introduction then—I was not particularly pressed for money—Mr. Home was supplied with a machine for making stoppers; I have not got any books to show that, but I have receipts—I have no banking account—he has received 2 1/2 percent for discounting the bill—it was not an accommodation bill—Mr. Home and the prisoner and I did not meet in a public-house and discuss the matter; it was not discussed in a public house—it was-not at the King's Head that the prisoner was introduced to me, I met him in the street—the first bill was for £65 and was discounted at Mr. Fieldingls at 15 percent., and there was a balance when it became due—the prisoner did not tell me when he came out of the bank that the manager wanted to see me, but that he wanted to see the bill—I endorsed it at an hotel in Gresham Street—it was discounted for a quantity of wine for a Mr. Shopper who came to see me on May 14th—this Bill is-dated on a Sunday; it was Easter Sunday—it was drawn up in my place on the Friday or Saturday, and dated on Sunday in error—I did not say that it was better to date it on Sunday as there might be legal proceedings upon it, and some delay would arise—the prisoner did not tell me he had been trying to get a number of persons to discount the bill, he put it in his pocket, and that was the last I saw of it—he did not say, "If I can open an account with this bill I will get it dis
<lb/>counted," he said, "I have a banking account there"—he said 5 percent., not 7 1/2—Mr. Shopper went to the acceptor about May 14th and tried to get the signature verified; but he was away—we went to see Mr. Shopper and asked him where the bill was—he said that he had returned it to the prisoner—I told him that the prisoner had stolen it from me—Mr. Shopper told me he would not have anything to do with</p>
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<p>it, and returned it to the prisoner—he did not tell me that he had advanced wine on it—the prisoner did not write to me at the only address he knew, Mr. Home's—he did not frequently address me there, he knew my private address, where I have lived over sixteen years—I did not say ten years, I said over ten—that was the only letter I received from him—he sent Mr. Home to me to explain—I did not tell him he could take money or goods for it—he never offered me wine for it, I never knew he dealt in wine—this bill has been met—proceedings were taken against Home on the bill.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I obtained leave to defend on that occasion—I con
<lb/>tinued to search for the prisoner, and was unable to find him till July 17th, or the bill.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not recollect the prisoner, but I think I have seen his face before—I have said "The last statement is not correct, it is not true," but that was not an interview which would impress itself on my memory, a stranger coming in in that way.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I never sent a clerk to Messrs. Home.</p>
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<interp inst="t18971025-name-65" type="given" value="SAMUEL DONALDSON"/>SAMUEL DONALDSON PATTISON</persName> </hi>. I am cashier to Brydon & Co., wine brokers, of Trinity Square—I produce a bill for £187, which I received from Mr. Brydon—it came from Mr. Shopper about May 15th.</p>
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<interp inst="t18971025-name-66" type="given" value="MARTIN"/>MARTIN SHOPPER</persName> </hi>. I am a general merchant, of 20, Bucklersbury. On April 30th Hayes brought me this bill for £187, and said he wanted it discounted, and produced some references as to the solidity of the parties, I said, "According to these references this seems to be a decent bill; I will see what I can do with it," and asked him if it was his property—he said, "Yes"—I returned it, and he came again on May 4th, and I gave him a receipt for it, and passed it on to Brydon & Co., who gave me wine for it, for which I gave the dock delivery order to the prisoner, and it has been acted on—the wine is not there now. On May 14th Mr. Woods and Mr. Home came and saw me—they said, "This bill is in wrong hands"—it was very late in the afternoon, and I wanted to get away, and said that I had given it back to Hayes—that was a lie—after that I communicated with Mr. Brydon.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had not written to them, but I had called on Mr. Horne with the bill to enquire whether it was all in order—I merely asked whether it was their acceptance, and saw the manager; he did not tell me it was stolen—he said it was perfectly correct—Horne called on me on Saturday afternoon, when we were all going away—I did not tell them that I had discounted it for wine—they did not write to me later on or make further enquiries about it—I have known the prisoner five or six years—he said that he was a public-house broker, and had been doing that sort of business, so I concluded that he had received it, and was not surprized that he should take wine for it, because be could place it—my clerk took a telegram to the office addressed to Mr. Wood—I do</p>
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<p>not know where the wine is now, or whether, in consequence of these criminal proceedings, he has been unable to dispose of it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I got £15 commission on the wine—I did not tell them at once that the bill was stolen, as there was no reason why they should come to me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18971025-name-67" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18971025-name-67" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18971025-name-67" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK HOLMES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective Inspector</hi>). I received a warrant for the prisoner's arrest on July 27th, and executed it on August 7th—I read it to him, and on the way he said, "Could I see the warrant?"—I said, "Yes"—he read it, and said, "Well, if I have done wrong I must put up with it"—I found this letter among his luggage.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Crass-examined.</hi> He did not say, "This is a case which should be determined in a civil court"—that was the only conversation.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE WALTER PHILLIPS</hi> (47)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18971025-662-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18971025-662-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, Forging and uttering the endorsement to a cheque for £6 5s., with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WADDY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18971025-name-69" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18971025-name-69" type="given" value="STANLEY JAMES"/>STANLEY JAMES WRIGHTSING</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Smith & Cade, merchants, of 2, Aldermanbury—the body of this cheque of September 2nd is in my writing, it was put into an envelope, and put out for the office boy to post or take by hand.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> It is crossed—I do not know whether you negotiated it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18971025-name-70" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18971025-name-70" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES DRAPER</persName> </hi>. I am office boy to Smith & Cade—On September 3rd I took an envelope addressed to Weeks & Cooper—there was a mark in the corner of the envelope, which means that there is a cheque inside—I gave it to the prisoner, who gave me this receipt (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18971025-name-71" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18971025-name-71" type="given" value="HERBERT THOMAS"/>HERBERT THOMAS WEEKS</persName> </hi>. I am one of the firm of Weeks and Cooper, manufacturers, of 23, Carter Lane Square—the prisoner has been our clerk since May, 1896—he had to attend to the whole of our books and accounts—he had no authority to endorse cheques—this endorsement. is his writing—the cheque has not gone to our account; we have had no benefit from it—on Friday, September 10th, I dismissed the prisoner, giving him a week's wages in lieu of notice—on the Tuesday I received this letter from him. (
<hi rend="italic">Stating that he had been wandering about the streets tver since he left, being afraid to go home and tell his wife, and that he could not tell what induced him to do wiat he had done, that he had received</hi> £6 5s. 9d,
<hi rend="italic">last Friday, which he had got if it was asked for</hi>)—he afterwards attended at the solicitor's office, and pointed out various items, and admitted that he had appropriated this cheque and another, and could pay it back at the rate of £5 a quarter.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We had a good character with you—I pointed out the amounts you were to collect, and when you got them you handed them to me for endorsement, and I handed them back to you to pay into the bank—I used to balance the cash book with the pass book—they always agreed—we authorized your having extra discount to get money in which was over-due—you never had authority to endorse cheques when I was not in the office, and I am not aware that you have done so—when I met you at Mr. Week's office I said, "If you wish for any consideration you must make a clean breast of everything"—you were not then under arrest—we paid you 30s. a week for 15 months—the books balanced</p>
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<p>within £6 or £7 on July 15th—the accountant said that the books had not been kept as they ought to be, and that was the reason I discharged you—I bank at the London and County Bank.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18971025-name-72" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18971025-name-72" type="surname" value="GODLBY"/>
<interp inst="t18971025-name-72" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE GODLBY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>). On September 22nd I saw the prisoner at Adelaide Road, Clapham Common—I told him I was a police officer and should take him for embezzling money of his master, and for several forgeries, I drew six cheques out of my pocket, he looked at them and said, "Those are my signatures, I thought Mr. Weeks had condoned it as I went to see him in the office and asked him to take £5 a quarter"—I produced this letter, and he said, "Yes, that is the letter I sent."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "I think it was Mr. Weeks intention to condone the offence; he has been induced by the police to put another construction on it."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>: I received 30s. a week instead of a position of £300, which I formerly had. I thought I should be able to repay the amount. I never intended to defraud him of the money.</p>
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<interp inst="t18971025-662-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-662-18971025 t18971025-662-punishment-13"/>Fourteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FREDERICK KNIGHT</hi> (20)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18971025-663-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t18971025-663-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="rape"/>, Carnally knowing
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18971025-663-offence-1 t18971025-name-74"/>Florence Spooner</persName>, aged 14 years.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>.—
<hi rend="italic">The prosecutrix had been recently confined, and the prisoner promised to provide for her.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FREDERICK MALLARD</hi> (17)</persName>,
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES SHORT</hi> (21)</persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">RICHARD LOCKYER</hi> (18)</persName>
<rs id="t18971025-664-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18971025-664-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18971025-664-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Forging and uttering a bill of exchange for £3 14s. 5d., with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MORRIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROOTH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MILLARD</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18971025-name-78" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18971025-name-78" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18971025-name-78" type="surname" value="LAIDLAW"/>
<interp inst="t18971025-name-78" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK LAIDLAW</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). On September 6th, at eight p.m., I was with another policeman in Goldsmith Row, both in plain clothes, and heard Mallard, who was about 3 yards off, say to another lad "I took the letter from the letter box at 2, Tudor Road while the others were on the look-out—we then opened the letter, and there was a cheque in it for £3 14s. 5d.—we went and signed it and Lock took it to old
<hi rend="italic">Mo</hi> in Hackney Road, and said he came from his
<hi rend="italic">bloke</hi> to buy some timber, and old
<hi rend="italic">Mo</hi> cashed it for him," Short said, "Yes, and he had a jolly good spree with Ladder," that is Mallard's nick name—Lock is Lockyer—I went and made enquiries, and then arrested Mallard—he said nothing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROOTH</hi>. At the time I overheard the con
<lb/>versation I did not know that the cheque had been lost—I am not a detective officer, nor was the officer with me—it was getting dark—it was not a crowded thoroughfare, there was nothing to prevent them seeing us—there were about seven boys altogether—I walked away a few paces and made a note of this.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I knew "Mallard by sight. I have seen all the three prisoners for the last three months.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Lockyer.</hi> You three came down Goldsmith Row together and met the other four boys.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18971025-name-79" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18971025-name-79" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18971025-name-79" type="surname" value="SCOTT"/>
<interp inst="t18971025-name-79" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS SCOTT</persName> </hi> (426,
<hi rend="italic">J</hi>). On September 6th I was in Goldsmith Row, and heard Mallard say, "I took the letter from the letter-box at</p>
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<p>2, Tudor Road while the others looked out: there was a cheque in it for £3 14s. 5d., we took it to old
<hi rend="italic">Mo</hi> and had a
<hi rend="italic">booze up</hi> together."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROOTH</hi>. This slip did not belong to my book, it was not made at the time—Latham's evidence was given first, and I got up and corroborated him—I said on the 6th instant I heard the prisoner and Mallard talking about having the cheque and having a
<hi rend="italic">booze up</hi>—there was no need to give this statement, as Latham had said it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I knew Mallard and Short before—I was called as to Short, but Mallard was the first who was arrested and Short the second—Mallard was arrested on the 12th, and sufficient evidence was taken for a remand—Moser gave his evidence first to the Magistrate at North London on the 14th before I had arrested Short.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18971025-name-80" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18971025-name-80" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER ALDRIDGE</persName> </hi>. I am an oil and colourman of 7, Islington Green—I signed this cheque, put it in an envelope, and put it in the box to be posted—it has passed through my bank.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18971025-name-81" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18971025-name-81" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18971025-name-81" type="surname" value="WATTS"/>
<interp inst="t18971025-name-81" type="given" value="FRANCIS ERNEST"/>FRANCIS ERNEST WATTS</persName> </hi>. I am Mr. Aluridge's clerk—on September 4th I posted a letter to J. C. Saunders, of Tudor Road, Hackney.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18971025-name-82" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18971025-name-82" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18971025-name-82" type="surname" value="MARRELL"/>
<interp inst="t18971025-name-82" type="given" value="OWEN"/>OWEN MARRELL</persName> </hi>. I am a timber merchant, of 423, Hackney Road—a lad about 18 brought me this cheque—I don't think it was either of the prisoners—it was endorsed" G. Saunders" only, but drawn to G. F. Saunders—I asked him where his master lived—he told me, and I said that if he brought it back properly endorsed I would pay it—he brought it a second time endorsed "G. F. Saunders"—it was for £3 14s. 10d., and I gave him £3 9s. 6d. after he had made a small purchase.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Short.</hi> I picked you out at the police-court because you rather resembled the lad—I fancied I had seen you before—you resembled him in height and complexion.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18971025-name-83" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18971025-name-83" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18971025-name-83" type="surname" value="SAUNDERS"/>
<interp inst="t18971025-name-83" type="given" value="GEORGE JOHN"/>GEORGE JOHN SAUNDERS</persName> </hi>. I live at Tudor Road, Mare Street, Hackney—this cheque was not endorsed by me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for Short.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18971025-name-84" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18971025-name-84" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18971025-name-84" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD LOCKTER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner</hi>). I have pleaded guilty to this forgery—I found this cheque outside the Nag's Head on Monday morning as I was going to work—I do not know the day of the month—it was wrapped up in a bit of newspaper—I took it home when I went to dinner, and afterwards went and put the name on it which was on the cheque, and got the money for it—I was with Mallard that day talking to some boys at a corner—I did not think there was any harm in it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not say to the constable, "Short and Mallard showed me the cheque," they had nothing to do with it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence in reply.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18971025-name-85" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18971025-name-85" type="given" value="BERNARD"/>BERNARD FINUCANE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant J.</hi>) I arrested Lockyer on September 27th, and told him the charge was being with several others and stealing a letter and endorsing a cheque—he said "Yes, Mallard and Short showed me the cheque, and I like a fool put the name on the back and took it to old
<hi rend="italic">Mo</hi> and got the money."</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MALLARO</hi>
<hi rend="italic">then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction on October</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1896,
<hi rend="italic">and two other convictions were proved against him.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SHORT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">LOCKYER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-664-18971025 t18971025-664-punishment-17"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, October</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1897.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18971025-666-offence-1 t18971025-name-88"/>Walter Sherburne Prideaux</persName>.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Im
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<hi rend="italic">Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">alais</hi>
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<interp inst="t18971025-668-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>, to five indictments for stealing letters containing orders for the payment of money,</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Nine Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18971025-670-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">To enter into Recognizances of</hi> £25
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<interp inst="t18971025-name-102" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN TOFLER</persName> </hi>. I live at 8, William Street, St. George's-in-the-East—about four p.m. on October 5th I was walking through Cable Street with my purse in my hand—Downes came behind me and struck me in the back with his fist—I took him by the collar and got my purse back—we struggled—he struck me in the face, gave me a black eye, my nose was swollen, my lips were cut twice—I kept hold of him—Cronin struck me on the shoulder and back—there were five fellows there, but I could only identify two—I had a good look at them—I saw no constable, and they got away—I gave information at the police station—I was too ill the same evening, but the next morning I picked the prisoners out at once from 15 or 16 fellows—I am quite sure about them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Downes.</hi> I did not notice your clothes; I looked at your face—I was ill for the next week.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Cronin.</hi> The prosecutrix shewed the magistrate her eye and face—it was black in the corner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The Magistrate investigated the case two days after the assault.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners' statements before the Magistrate: Cronin says</hi>, "I know nothing at all about it."
<hi rend="italic">Downes says</hi>, "On Tuesday morning at nine o'clock I was outside the dock gates till 9.30 looking for work. From there I went to a coffee-shop in Cannon Street Road and had some dinner. I waited till one p.m., and then returned to the dock gates. I stopped there till 3.45 p.m., and then went on to Commercial Street. After 5, 10 p.m. to 5.45 p.m. I was walking through Cable Street. I was going to have a drink with some chaps when Detective Wensley came to me and took me.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Rearon is a cloth sorter—I looked at the clock when it was 5.15—Downes did not leave the whole time—I was talking with Downes and his young woman—I did not know the man who was talking to him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cronin's Defence</hi>: The detective asked me to come to the station about a job in Cable Street, as I was wanted there. I said I knew nothing about it. He said I need not be frightened if I knew nothing about it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Downes in defence repeated that he was not present at the assault and knew nothing about it</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Months' Hard Labour each.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS SPIERS</hi>. I live at 3, New Street, Staines—I shall be 63 years of age on 22nd of next March—I work at a Linoleum factory at Staines—Sunday, June 27th, at 5.5 p.m., I got into Church Lane—about 300 yards down the lane, the prisoner Allen, whom I have never seen, came out from a gateway into the lane and asked for 2d.—I said "No"—she said she would have 6d.—I said she would not, and if she did not get out of my way I would hit her over the head with a stick—she shouted" This blooming old s—has hit me over the head with a stick"—Weston came out from the hedge, struck me on the side of the head, broke my hat, and I fell to the ground, when he took 1s. 9d. and my watch and chain, knife and key; all I had except a telescope—Allen stood about 3 yards off—Weston said, when I was on the ground, "You blooming olds—, I'll see whether you have got no money on you," and searched my pockets—he held my head down and nearly choked me—he hit me on the nose, making me let go my watch—she said, "George, George, get off him"—I lost my senses—he got up and left me on the grass—I could not get up for several seconds—I got up and passed them and turned back, and said, "Mind, you have done something you will be sorry for by-and-bye"—Weston said, "You b—old s—, I'll cut your throat"—I said, "You have done quite enough"—he took out a pocket-knife, and I run about 30 yards—four bicycles came, and I tried to stop them—I heard a horse and cart coming, and met Inspector Blake, and gave them into custody—the watch, chain, knife and key produced are my property—the road is very lonely—it was broad daylight, and the time was about 5.30 p.m.—I did not hit Allen.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Weston.</hi> I never spoke to you till you got me down.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Allen.</hi> I did not go with you and another woman into a field—I did not see you till you came out of the gateway—I did not say, "How are you going on I" nor ask you to come with me—you did not reply, "All right"—I did not ask you who it was with you, nor hear you reply, "My mate"—I did not know your name was Giles till the constable told me—we did not go into a ploughed field—I did not say before the magistrate that you caught hold of my collar—I did not put 6d. in your hand—I did not speak to you two seconds—Weston did not come across the field and say, "What are you doing to my missis?"—I fell in the road where Weston pitched me on to my head, I cannot hear so well now; he hurt my leg, and for three weeks I could not do any work—I did not tell you my wife was in an asylum.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector</hi>). On June 27th I met Spiers about 5.30 in Church Lane—I was with three friends, off duty and in plain clothes—he said he had been knocked down—I arrested the prisoners—I told Weston who I was—he said, "I did not rob the man"—he took two watches out of his pocket—Spiers identified one as his, and said the woman gave it him—I found the key and knife on Weston—they were taken into cusoody and charged.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Allen.</hi> You produced 6d, which you said the man gave you.</p>
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<interp inst="t18971025-name-114" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM VOICE</persName> </hi>. I am an omnibus driver, and live at 3, Chapel Street, Park Walk, Chelsea—between twelve and one on Saturday, October 2nd, as I was walking home from work in Park Walk I was struck from behind on the back, my overcoat, which was open, was pulled off, four men surrounded me, I was bruised in the face, I fell on the ground, and became almost insensible, my pockets were rifled of £2 in silver, and my watch, chain, and a bunch of keys taken—this is the overcoat which was dragged from my back—I was kicked and hurt on my back, chest, and head—all the men kicked me—I saw the prisoner kick me in the face—they all ran off—I held one by the leg, but was so weak I let him go—I did not go to work for two or three days—I identified the prisoner easily from twelve or fourteen men—Mr. Davis brought me my coat back.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I did not say before the magistrate that I had never seen you till I saw you in custody, I said I had never seen you till the night it happened—I was not drunk—I had had three glasses, four perhaps—I had come off my bus about nine p.m. in Farm Lane.</p>
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<interp inst="t18971025-name-115" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES DAVIS</persName> </hi>. I am a hairdresser, of 9, Park Walk, Chelsea—on Saturday, October 12th, I was in World's End Passage when the prisoner asked me if I wanted a steamboat—I answered, "Yes," not knowing what he meant, and, having a cup of coffee with a friend, walked up the King's Road—the prisoner followed us, and called me back—my friend went indoors—the prisoner pulled a coat over the railings of some gardens in Park Walk, and said, "This is it, will you take it and mind it for me till to
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I did not give the prosecutor a description of you—I told him nothing.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">B</hi>). I arrested the prisoner on October 5th—he said he knew nothing about it—he was taken to the station and identified by the prosecutor and Davis.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I ascertained you lived at a common lodging house—I found nothing there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, stated that he found the coat on the railings and asked Davis to mind it, but he knew nothing about the robbery nor the violence. He knew tie should have taken it to the station</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, October</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1897.</p>
<hi rend="italic">before Mr. Justice Ridley.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<lb/>book out and give me a cheque for the account—no luggage arrived after that, or any cheque—in consequence of that, on the Sunday I declined supplying ahy further food—I last saw the woman on Saturday evening, the 28th, about 8.30, after I had seen the prisoner—I waited for her to come in—she went up to their room—she was then in apparently good health—I did not see the prisoner on Sunday, the 29th—I sent to their room some time during that afternoon, I think about three, and received an order for some soda and milk; I declined to send it—as far as I know nothing was supplied to them on the Monday; I was out all that day—I returned about eleven that night; I then heard something about the room, but I</p>
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<p>did not go to it that night—on the following Tuesday, the 31st, I sent for a locksmith, who tried to pick the lock of the door, but failed; another locksmith came, but also failed—I saw nothing of the prisoner that day—on Wednesday, the 31st, before breakfast, I got a man to come from a building with a ladder which enabled him to look into the room—Sergeant Ramsay was passing at the time; I called him in, and he broke open the door, and I entered the room with him, and saw him take possession of some letters which were lying in the room, also a small table knife, a towel and a bottle—there were signs of blood in the room, on the knife, the towel, and a little in the chamber—I produce the key of the room and these two photographs—some letters and telegrams arrived in the name of Stormouth, I could not say they were for the prisoner, they were placed in the rack, and I saw him look at them; he did not take them—I handed them to the police.</p>
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<interp inst="t18971025-name-120" type="given" value="THOMAS WILSON"/>THOMAS WILSON McLEAN</persName> </hi>. I am a shorthand writer employed at Liverpool—I identify the original of these photographs—they are photographs of my sister, Sarah Jane McLean—she was a single woman about 35 years of age—I last saw her alive sometime in the year 1895—I did not know of the relations which existed between her and the prisoner—I did not know that she was with him at the hotel in Guildford Street, London, in the course of this year—I first knew the prisoner in Coleraine—he was employed at the gas works there—at that time my sister was manageress of an hotel called The Corporation Arms—I know the prisoner's handwriting; I have seen him write—I have looked through the exhibits 3, 4, 5, 6, and 7; they are letter in the prisoner's hand
<lb/>writing—exhibit 6 is a letter-card, dated London, August 30th, and is addressed to me in Liverpool, where I received it upon August 31st—I kept it—I first received information of my sister's death from a paragraph in the evening papers on Thursday, September 2nd—I took no action upon it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> So far as I know my sister was a healthy woman—she never ailed to my knowledge—I should say she was a person of strong health—I did not know that she had been in several health resorts—I would not say she had not—I received a telegram on August 27th, "Oblige wire three pounds immediately, loan for week, money down; am little better; writing, urgent. McLean, Holborn Branch Post-Office."—I replied that I had no cash to send that day—I did not refuse.</p>
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<persName id="t18971025-name-121" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18971025-name-121" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18971025-name-121" type="given" value="GEORGINA"/>GEORGINA TREMOUTH</persName> </hi>. I am a chambermaid at the Midland Temper
<lb/>ance Hotel, 76, Guildford Street—I waited on the prisoner and the deceased woman while they stayed there in August last—I last saw the woman alive on the Saturday night, August 28th, between eight and nine o'clock in the evening—I took supper up to them—at that time they were both together in the room—the woman appeared to be in good health at that time—the next day, Sunday, I went to the room between two and three in the afternoon—it was in answer to the bell—I knocked at the door—the prisoner answered it—he opened the door just wide enough to speak to me—I saw him—he was in his shirt sleeves—as far as I saw there was nothing the matter with him at that time—I did not the see or hear anything of the deceased—I could not see into the room—prisoner asked me to bring him a soda and milk—I went down and spoke</p>
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<p>to the landlord—I returned and told the prisoner that Mr. Turner would like to see him—I went up on a second occasion the prisoner opened the door as before—he said he would see Mr. Turner as soon as he was dressed—I did not see him again that day—I saw him on the Monday, about middle-day, at his bed-room door—I went up in answer to the bell—he asked me to get a bath ready for him in the bath-room—I saw him the same as before at the door, he was in his shirt and trousers—I did not see anything in the room—I got the bath ready for him—I did not see him go to it—I told him it was ready—I was not able to see into the room at all on either occasion—I saw nothing more of the prisoner after that—I did not know he had left the house except from what I heard after—I did not go to the room again until Monday night—I could not say the time exactly—I found the door locked—I knocked and got no answer—Mr. Turner was away at the time—I told Mrs. Turner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> On the Sunday or Monday I did not ste more of the prisoner than I could see through the crack in the door.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I could see his face—the door was opened a little way, enough for me to see him—I saw no sign of his throat being cut at that time; he had a muffler or scarf round his neck; he usually wore it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. Another chambermaid could tell whether he used the hath on that day.</p>
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<persName id="t18971025-name-122" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18971025-name-122" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18971025-name-122" type="surname" value="BATES"/>
<interp inst="t18971025-name-122" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE BATES</persName> </hi>. I am a waitress at the Midland Temperance Hotel, 76, Guildford Street—I was there on Monday, August 30th last—I did not prepare the bath on the afternoon of that day—I cannot tell any
<lb/>thing about the bath-room—I saw the prisoner in the hall upon that afternoon—he was then fully dressed—he had on an overcoat—I saw him leave between two and three—he went out—that was the last I saw of him until I saw him in custody.</p>
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<persName id="t18971025-name-123" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18971025-name-123" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18971025-name-123" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS APPLEGATE</persName> </hi>. I am a porter at the Midland Temperance Hotel—I remember the prisoner being there—I saw him on Monday afternoon, August 30th, between two and three o'clock, on the second
<lb/>floor landing—he was in his shirt sleeves—I believe he had a waistcoat on—he asked me if I would lend him a coat as he wanted to go out on urgent business, and his own had been sent to be cleaned—he said he was going to Fleet Street, and would want it for an hour or an hour an a-half, not longer—I said, "Well, this is rather a shabby coat for a gentleman to wear, but if you are in such a dilemma, you can have it for a little while"—during the conversation he seemed cool and composed—he did not seem in anyway excited; he answered questions reasonably enough—he made the remark "I think I will chance it," when he tried the coat on he returned to his room, and that was the last I saw of him then—I next saw him at Clerkenwell police court—he was then wearing the coat I lent him.</p>
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<persName id="t18971025-name-124" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18971025-name-124" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18971025-name-124" type="surname" value="WILLIAMS"/>
<interp inst="t18971025-name-124" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>. In August last, I was at Messrs. Wilshire & Co.'s. Chemists, 80, Lamb's Conduit Street—I was in charge of the business at the time—On August 26th or 27th last, the prisoner came to the shop for some laudanum—he asked for three-pennyworth—that is half an ounce—he said he wanted it for pains in the inside, dysentery—I supplied him—I put it into a bottle which he brought with him, this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the one—it is labelled "I. Mawson & Son, Laudanum, Poison"—On the 28th the prisoner came again and asked for some strychnia—he said he wanted</p>
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<p>it for a friend at Blackpool for poisoning a dog—I refused to supply it—the same afternoon a woman came to the shop—I distinctly recognize that photograph of her—she asked for an ounce of laudanum—she said she wanted it for her husband—I supplied her with sixpenny worth; this is our label on this bottle; I do not know whether it is our bottle—it was in a bottle that size.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> In an ounce of laudanum there would be 32 grains as nearly as possible—14 1/2 minims is supposed to contain a grain of opium—the first time the prisoner came he said he was in the habit of taking it—I am not sure of the date the first time he came—before the Coroner I said it was the 25th or 26th as near as I could fix it—it was either Wednesday or Thursday.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> When the prisoner first came I asked him what the laudanum was for; I had to satisfy myself whether I should sell it or not—he said he wanted it for internal pains—it was in answer to my question.</p>
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<persName id="t18971025-name-125" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18971025-name-125" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18971025-name-125" type="given" value="GODWIN JOHN"/>GODWIN JOHN SKINNER</persName> </hi>. I was in charge of the shop of Messrs. Mawson & Co., Chemists, 124, Southampton Row, in August last—I remember a woman coming to the shop and asking for laudanum some-where about August 26th—I think it was the 27th or 28th—I cannot say if that is a photograph of the person—I have no recollection—I refused to supply it at first—after some conversation she produced a small glass bottle—that is it—it bore the name of another chemist which I do not remember—I supplied her with half an ounce of laudanum in that bottle and put our own label on it.</p>
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<persName id="t18971025-name-126" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18971025-name-126" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18971025-name-126" type="surname" value="HOIGHTON"/>
<interp inst="t18971025-name-126" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HOIGHTON</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Wills, Chemist, 30, South-ampton Row—I remember a man coming to the shop on Saturday, August 28th—he gave the name of "W. Scott," he gave also an address—I entered the name and address under his instructions as he gave them to me—he signed the entry in the name of "W. Scott." (
<hi rend="italic">Book produced</hi>).</p>
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<interp inst="t18971025-name-127" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18971025-name-127" type="surname" value="MCLEAN"/>
<interp inst="t18971025-name-127" type="given" value="THOMAS WILSON"/>THOMAS WILSON McLEAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">recalled</hi>). To the best of my belief the signature "W. Scott" is in the prisoner's handwriting.</p>
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<persName id="t18971025-name-128" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18971025-name-128" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18971025-name-128" type="surname" value="HOIGHTON"/>
<interp inst="t18971025-name-128" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HOIGHTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">continued</hi>). The name and address given to me by the prisoner was, "W. Scott, 10, Brighton Road, North Shore, Blackpool"—he asked for strychnia for killing a dog—I did not supply him—he gave as his London address, 75, Guilford Street—I told him we would supply it when the assistant came back—he then went away—this was between one and two—we did not send it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18971025-name-129" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18971025-name-129" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18971025-name-129" type="surname" value="BIRD"/>
<interp inst="t18971025-name-129" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT BIRD</persName> </hi>. I am a chemist, of 103, High Holborn—on Friday, August 27th last, the prisoner called at my shop about seven o'clock in the evening—he produced a half-ounce bottle and asked to have it filled with laudanum—I enquired closely what it was for—he said he suffered from dysentery and was in the habit of taking it—I supplied him with half an ounce—about mid-day the following Saturday, he came again and brought another half-ounce bottle—it was filled again—about three o'clock on the afternoon of the same day a woman came to the shop—she produced the same bottle the prisoner had brought in the morning—those are photographs of the woman—she asked for double quantity—I questioned her as to whether she did not come from the prisoner; she said she did, and also that it was absolutely essential that he should</p>
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<p>have the quantity, because he was a great sufferer, and they were going on a long railway journey—I called attention to the fact that the bottle had, apparently, been elsewhere in the interval—it had another chemist's label upon it—it was Maw son and Son's, I think—after her statement, I supplied her with an ounce.</p>
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<persName id="t18971025-name-130" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18971025-name-130" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18971025-name-130" type="surname" value="RAMSAY"/>
<interp inst="t18971025-name-130" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM RAMSAY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Sergeant</hi>, 37
<hi rend="italic">E</hi>). About eight o'clock on the morn
<lb/>ing of September 8th last, Iwas called to 76, Guildford Street—I tried the door of a room which was pointed out to me by Mr. Turner—I forced it open and found the dead body of a woman on the bed—I sent for the Divisional Surgeon—I searched the room—I found an ounce bottle on the mantel-piece, with the name "Robert Bird, Chemist," on it—it was empty—I also found a table-knife with bloodstains on it, and a towel with bloodstains on it—there is not much blood on the towel—I saw a small quantity of blood in the chamber and on the floor beside the table—the room did not appear to have been disturbed—I found a number of documents in the room—these are them (
<hi rend="italic">read</hi>) "29th August, 1897. Mrs. M'Lean, Liverpool. Dear Madam—Your most extraordinary and one-sided and selfish letter to hand. You ignore the fact that I gave up my position and ruined a successful career at your daughter's instigation. I had hoped to get on again and do well, but as I refused to desert your daughter several positions offered were withdrawn. She has been to several health resorts to no purpose. I have not seen her for some time. It is, however, of no avail, and the end must come for both, I know that I have erred, but liave paid a bitter price—your daughter likewise. I had a lovely home and good position, and gave all up for what has culminated in ruin. Your other ignorant impertinent remarks, curses, &c., are not worth notice. Had I not been unfortunate Sarah would have been a lady, and I have no doubt there would have been sychophants about instead of curses. P.S.—Sarah has just shown me her brother's wire. I am more than astonished. She would not have asked had I any money to give her. I have none. We have failed to mend it together so we will end it together. If I recollect aright Sarah was extremely kind to her brother and sister in Coleraine, and would be yet if she were in a position to be. I am not aware of any reciprocating, but I am sure her kindness was not extended with that idea, for my note referring to the brother's duty had simply got to do with the end, which is in heaven. When writing I had no idea of Sarah's wire. If she had looked after herself half as well as she did other people it would have paid her well to
<lb/>day. She did not, and has to pay the penalty.—W. S. S."</p>
<p>" 27th August, 1897.—We have determined to put an end to our existence by poison as soon as we can get enough laudanum. Laudanum taken by both; my poor dear gone! The laudanum has had no effect on me, I must try other means. I don't wish to remain behind my darling.—W. S. S.</p>
<p>" I will not be long after you, and am now going to get as much "L" as I possibly can, it takes so much for me. If that fails, then the river; I have already written my people, who will be here; your bill will be met all right—W. S Scott "</p>
<p>" August 30th.—Dear Sir, your sister and I tried to put an end to this life on Saturday night with laudanum. She was successful, I was</p>
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<p>not, so am now seeking my end, which will be to-day. You will get wire from hotel. The end of two fools more sinned against than sinning.—W. S. S."</p>
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<persName id="t18971025-name-131" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18971025-name-131" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18971025-name-131" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS MURPHY</persName> </hi>. I am Divisional Surgeon of Police—about eight o'clock on the morning of September 1st I was called to 76, Guildford Street—in a room on the second floor I saw the body of a woman lying on a bed—she was dead—she lay in a natural position—she had her nightdress on—the clothes covered her in the usual way—the body was very much decomposed—I formed the opinion she had been dead three days at the least—I made an external examination—there were no open wounds—the body was too far gone to ascertain whether there were any bruises or injuries of that description—J was not present at the post
<lb/>mortem examination—I only made an external examination—on the morning of September 2nd I was called to Hunter Street police-station—I saw the prisoner there in custody—I examined him—about the centre of his throat there was a superficial wound about a quarter of an inch long—it was in an unhealthy and neglected condition—I examined his left wrist—there was a linear incision, but merely skin deep—it was to the full extent of the front of the wrist, from side to side, about two inches or more long—it was somewhat inflamed from neglect—neither of the wounds, such as they were, had been attended to—neither of them were dangerous in character, or likely to be dangerous to health—they were such as might have been made by the table
<lb/>knife which has been produced—I enquired of the prisoner how the wounds were inflicted—he told me with a small table knife—I did not ask him who did it—he said he did it on the Sunday morning; that they were very painful to him, and they had received no treatment—it was on the Thursday night about 9.45 that I saw him—there was no indication at that time of his being or having been under the influence of any considerable quantity of opium, or of opium at all.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He seemed to be in a weakly and depressed condition—that is not necessarily a sympton of having taken opium—when persons have taken opium and the effect of it has partially or almost entirely disappeared, it leaves them in a depressed mental condi
<lb/>tion and weakly state—it would be more the case *here a person has been in the habit of taking opium than where he has not—an immediate effect of opium is to excite the brain unnaturally—persons with their brains eo excited frequently suffer from hallucinations—it disturbs the mental faculties for a time—when the excitement passes away the consequence is depressed mental condition—the prisoner was a bearded man—the cut on the throat was just below the beard.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> A person in the habit of taking opium would be able to write a consequent letter, whilst the opium was effective upon him—there was nothing in the prisoner indicative of his being in the habit of taking it—a man apparently in the full possession of his faculties able to write a consequent letter, and to answer rationally to enquiries made by servants at the door would have to be a confirmed opium taker to be so rational as that; if he had had a very considerable dose at the time—there would be considerable difficulty in ascertaining whether a man was a confirmed opium taker without his admission; I should not expect to find indications of it about him unless at the time he were under a</p>
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<p>hallucination—suddenly depriving a man of opium who has been in the habit of taking large quantities of it produces considerable depression.</p>
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<persName id="t18971025-name-132" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18971025-name-132" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18971025-name-132" type="surname" value="CLARK"/>
<interp inst="t18971025-name-132" type="given" value="JAMES JACKSON"/>JAMES JACKSON CLARK</persName> </hi>. I am one of the surgeons of the South. Western London hospital, and late pathologist of St. Mary's hospital, and reside at 9, Old Cavendish Street—on September 2nd I made a
<hi rend="italic">post
<lb/>mortem</hi> examination of the deceased at St. Pancras mortuary—the body was well nourished, but decomposition had advanced—my first impression was that death had taken place two or three weeks before—but the appearances were consistent with death having taken place on the previous Sunday—there were no marks of violence on the body that I could discover, nor any signs of any disease to account for death—the stomach contained about three and a half ounces of partly digested food—I formed an opinion that the probable cause of death was opium poisoning—upon analysis I found about a teaspoonful of laudanum in the stomach, laudanum is a poison which is readily absorbed—I inferred that a much larger quantity must have been taken—about five hours would be the average length of time which it would take to act as a fatal poison—I believe as little as four grains of opium would be fatal in the case of an adult, a little more than four grains would probably remain in the stomach, probably about three times as much would be taken—my opinion is that would represent about two drachms of laudanum between taking the dose and the death, about two teaspoonf uls would be absorbed into the blood; at least three teaspoonfuls of laudanum must have been taken—I came to the conclusion that death was caused by poison in the form of opium—I found no quantity of opium in the stomach—the first
<lb/>symptom of opium poisoning are nervous depression—that would be a noticeable effect.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It might cause vomiting; that is a very well-known consequence; I don't think it is usually the case—if a man accustomed to the drug took two or three ordinary doses of laudanum the stomach, would retain it; it might produce vomiting—22 grains of opium would contain about an ounce of laudanum, or a little more—if a man tossed down two or three ounces of opium he might retain it, or he might not;. vomiting might ensue—I would not say probably; if the person was unaccustomed to the drug it would be a well recognised symptom—I will not go farther—a person in the habit of taking it would be more likely to retain it—the result of taking small doses would be to produce sleep, and afterwards disordered digestion, a furred tongue, and a general feeling, of illness—the system would absorb three grains—the signs I found led me to the conclusion that there had been about four hours between taking the dose and death, and in that time about two grains might have been absorbed; if the interval was longer the absorption might have been more—in my opinion the quantity taken might have been greater.</p>
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<persName id="t18971025-name-133" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18971025-name-133" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18971025-name-133" type="surname" value="ROBERTSON"/>
<interp inst="t18971025-name-133" type="given" value="PETER"/>PETER ROBERTSON</persName> </hi>. I live at 10, Opperley Road, Brixton—I have known the prisoner from 1892 or 1893—On August 30th this year, hecalled on me at my office in Ludgate Circus, about three in the afternoon—I had some conversation with him—he said he had been ill since he had seen me last, and risked if I could lend him some money—he asked for a sovereign—he told me that he had pawned his clothes, and asked if" I would take them out of pawn for him—I did not accede to that; I said I could not do anything till I had made some enquiries; I asked him to</p>
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<p>give me the address of the hotel where he was staying; he gave me 76, Guildford Street—I went there later in the afternoon; he said he was going away or taking a journey—he had said something to that effect on a previous occasion—I asked him why he had not gone—he said he had been ill, but was still going either to Ludlow or Derby—I think he said Derby, that he was going home to his wife—he said a sovereign would take his clothes out of pawn, and also provide for his journey—I after
<lb/>wards met him in the Grays Inn Road as I was going to the hotel, and I told him I would take his great coat out of pawn and pay his journey—I accompanied him to St. Pancras that same evening—I left him for half or three-quarters of an hour, and returned at 6.45; he was still there—I took his ticket and gave it to him, and saw him off; he was then wearing his great coat, which I had taken out of pawn that afternoon—he seemed rational then—I did not see him again till I saw him at the police-court—as far as I could see there was nothing the matter with him when I left him, he seemed in his ordinary condition; he said nothing about any injury to himself.</p>
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<interp inst="t18971025-name-134" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18971025-name-134" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES MORRELL</persName> </hi>. I am an Inspector of the Derby Borough Police—in consequence of information received from London, I went on September 1st to the Newland Station, Derby, and made inquiries, and then went to 84, Abbey Street, and in the front room up stairs found the prisoner, between four and five in the afternoon—he was lying on the bed, fully dressed, in the room occupied by his daughter—I asked him if his name was Stormouth—he said, "Yes"—I said he was wanted by the police at Bow Street on a charge of murder, and I cautioned him—he replied, "It is a bad job, and it is a serious charge, I expected a visit from you, I attempted suicide once, but was not successful"—I took him to the police station, and there searched him, and upon him I found this key of his room at Guildford Street, I put it with the other property of his; he said, "It is the key of the room which we occupied, and which I locked prior to leaving the hotel, and the room where the body was found—in my presence he wrote this letter to his wife (
<hi rend="italic">read</hi>) "My dear wife, I am now about to be taken to London, and I beg and pray you to do your best for me, and to work with my brother, Hugh Anderson, and Mr. Jno. Kennedy, and see Mr. Wilson, and Mark. There will be no difficulty to find the best possible legal help."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This is the entry I made in my pocket book—I had not this book with me when I gave evidence before the Qiagistrates, but I had an accurate copy of it—I unfortunately forgot the book—the words I gave in evidence before the magistrate were the actual words used by the prisoner, neither more nor less—he said, "It is a bad job; it is a serious charge; I expected a visit from you—I attempted to commit suicide, but was not successful"—this book was written in ink immediately afterwards at the police station.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Sergeant, E</hi>). In consequence of instructions on September 2nd I went to Derby where I found the prisoner detained in the lock-up—I said to him "I have come to take you back to London, I understand your name is Stormouth, otherwise Scott"—he said, "Yes—I said, "I will charge you with the murder, by poison, of a woman whose name I don't know at 74, Guildford Street, Russell Square"—he said, "I do; her name is Sarah Jane McLean"—I cautioned him as to</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Inspector, E</hi>). On September 2nd I formally charged the prisoner at Hunter Street Police Station with attempting to commit suicide—he said, "Quite right, I cut my throat and arm with a table-knife, I was not successful."</p>
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<interp inst="t18971025-name-137" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SCOTT</persName> </hi>. I am the medical officer of Holloway Prison where the prisoner has been confined since September 3rd—from then till October 11th I saw him almost every day once or twice—I could not detect any indication of his having taken opium in excessive quantities, or in any quantity at all—opium has only been supplied to him twice since he has been in prison, and then only in very small dosed in pills in combination with other things, because he complained of diarrhoea—persons who have been accustomed to taking opium in large quantities, and who are deprived of it suddenly are, as a rule, very nervous, frequently sick, restless, sleepless, and without inclination for food—they are very marked symptoms at the time—I have not observed any such symptoms on the prisoner during the time he has been in prison.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Those symptoms would depend partly on the amount of opium that had been taken, and partly on the interval since he gave it up—in a person who had taken large quantities of opium, but was not a confirmed opium taker, most of the symptoms would rapidly disappear after ceasing to take opium, but symptoms of indigestion would be left for a few days usually, and after that the effect would probably pass away—there is no distinct external sign of whether a person is under the influence of opium except the pupils and the odour of the breath—the pupils contract usually when the effects are passing off—the abnormal state of the eye usually passes off as soon as the effect of the opium passes—I examined the prisoner's eyes—on the evening of his admission they "were in an ordinary state, and not abnormally dilated—there was nothing unusually marked about them; the pupils were rather larger than those of many people—contraction of the pupil is a sign of confirmed opium eating—dilatation of the pupil is not a sign I should look for—contraction of the pupil is the usual effect of opium in a large dose; it depends on the stage—possibly there may be contractions in the early stages and dilatation in the latter, but it is not so usually in my experience; I should expect a contracted condition—in cases going on to a fatal result probably jthere would be contraction in the early stages, and dilatation in the ktter; I should not expect it in other cases—to some extent it is a question of degree as to the stage—you cannot derive much information from the examination of the eyes of a person who has not taken opium for some time—opium taking leaves an effect on the tongue for some little time afterwards; it may be for a week or more—it is of varying character—depression of spirits, general mental distress and disturbance, lassitude and weariness are very marked frequently—the condition of the tongue and indigestion might be due to other causes.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> When he first came he complained of feeling weak, and he looked harassed and tired—that was when he was in custody and under my care on this charge—he has not appeared abnormally depressed since.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, October</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1897.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">The police stated that the prisoner's name is
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WOODCOCK</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">City</hi>). On the night of September 30th the prosecutor came to the station and complained—I accompanied him to the Cattle public-house, Furnival Street—he was bleeding from his left arm—he pointed out the prisoner, and said in his hearing, "This man stabbed me"—the prisoner made no reply—I took him to the station, and he was charged—he was sober—I found on him, amongst other things, this pocket-knife, it is very sharp, almost new.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I arrested him a little before nine—the prosecutor went to the hospital and had his wound dressed—I did not know the prisoner by sight before—a man named Light was there—he wanted to charge the prosecutor with an assault—I told him to apply to the Alder-man in the morning—Furnival Street is dark—a large public-house is being pulled down there, and the large lamp is not lit—I observed Herbert there—he was not sober.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The clerk of the court would not listen to Light's application for a summons—he was in such a state.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I felt no blow—I did not hear the words between Light and Herbert—Herbert is also a law-writer—Edwards was there, too, but I don't think he saw anything—he had left to go to the lavatory—Light challenged Herbert to fight—I did not hear him say to Herbert, "If you have anything to say to me come outside"—Light and Herbert went out to fight—I do not remember that three or four people set on to Light—I knocked Light down in the first instance, and then he got up and closed with me—I was excited and thought they were going to set on Herbert—I did not know how this happened with my arm—I did not notice that Light had anything in his pocket—I am told he is a plumber—I did not notice that he had his tools with him—it was after I got off Light that T found my shoulder was cut—I said, "I think I have put my shoulder out"</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I interfered because I thought that there was going to be unfair play—I am very sorry now that I
<hi rend="italic">did</hi> interfere.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I did not call out, "He has got a knife" because I thought he had missed him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was not intoxicated—it was more than half-an-hour before I saw a policeman—I went with the prisoner to the hospital—I went to some more public-houses—I had been drinking, but was not drunk—when I asked Light why he came here for his beer, it was by way of jest and not aggressively—I have heard that Light is an ex
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LATHAM</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Y</hi>). On October 27th I was called to the Stanhope Gardens, Harringay—I had seen the prosecutor at No. 72—after questioning him the prisoner came over to the next house with this knife open—I went towards him, and he went in and shut the door—I then went into the other house, and saw the prisoner on the ground-floor with this chopper, he was chopping up the sideboard, and said, "The first policeman that comes in here, oft goes his head"—he made several other threats, and then dropped the chopper and ran up Stanhope Gardens, and concealed himself behind some bricks—As I was going to arrest him he struck me with this tressle (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I closed with him, and assistance came—I was placed upon the sick list.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I was close to you when I fell—we fell together.</p>
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<interp inst="t18971025-name-154" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HAMPTON</persName> </hi> (451
<hi rend="italic">N</hi>). I was called to 70, Stanhope Gardens, and saw the prisoner in the doorway with the chopper in his hand and a knife open in his breast pocket—I went into the house with the other constable—the prisoner said he would kill the first b—constable who interfered—I found the knife open, at the second gateway.</p>
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<interp inst="t18971025-name-155" type="given" value="CHARLES WILLIAM"/>CHARLES WILLIAM KING</persName> </hi>. I was called to 70, Stanhope Gardens, by Grimes—the prisoner had a chopper and knife in his hand—I got in at the window with the constable—the prisoner got out at the front door and ran down Stanhope Gardens into Green Lanes, and concealed him-self behind some bricks—when I got there the constable had closed with him—he hit the constable on the left side of the face with this piece of wood—I am certain the constable did not fall over the tressle.</p>
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<interp inst="t18971025-name-156" type="given" value="SARAH ANNIE"/>SARAH ANNIE STROUD</persName> </hi>. The prisoner came to 70, Stanhope Gardens, at about 3.30 p.m. on September 27th—he had a knife standing out of his pocket open—he used some threats to me, and I fetched a constable, who asked him what right he had there—he replied that he had a right there—I said he had not, and that the house was taken in my name—he had not been living with me since March, when, we parted company.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I washed my hands of you—you did not take me to Southend on Bank Holiday.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>: I lived with her for twenty years; she was unfaithful to me, and we parted. I went back again to live with her, and found she was carrying on with another man. I taxed her with it, and she ran out to fetch a policeman, I said to her daughter, "I will smash up everything if she brings a policeman here," and I started smashing up the furniture. The policeman came round to the window. I dropped the chopper and ran along the road. The knife was in my pocket, and fell out, and the policeman opened it. As I ran the tressle stood in my way, and I threw it round
<hi rend="italic">so</hi>, and the policeman fell over it. I never touched him, and had no idea of doing so.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE WILLIAMS</hi> (40)</persName>, and
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="smallCaps">. MR. ROBINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WOODS</hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAMS</hi>.—
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<interp inst="t18971025-681-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>,
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, October</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1897.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. H. C. RICHARDS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARBURTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18971025-682-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18971025-684-offence-1 t18971025-name-164"/>Donald Nicoll Abbott</persName>, his employers—other counts, making false entries in the said books.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROOTH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18971025-name-165" type="given" value="DONALD NICOLL"/>DONALD NICOLL ABBOTT</persName> </hi>. I carry on business as William Barker & Son, wine merchant and distiller, at 48 & 49, Bishopsgate Without—I engaged the prisoner as traveller on February 6th, 1896, at a salary of £3 a week and a commission of 1d. a gallon on gin, 3 1/2 percent, on cordials, and 1 1/2 percent, on other spirits—his duties was to hand over all monies, cheques, and securities to the cashier—he commenced his duties as town traveller in his own neighbourhood, Greenwich, Woolwich, and Dartford the following day—about last November I increased his salary to £5 a week and commission—he was supplied with this printed receipt book, lettered D and numbered, from which to give a receipt to the customer, leaving in the book the counterfoil with the amount and particulars—Saturday</p>
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<p>was the usual day for settling, but he would forward cheques—he paid his own expenses.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> You complained of the time occupied in coining from Bexhill Heath every morning, and we arranged that you should attend on Saturday to discuss business—you sent me one cheque from your bank, and I objected to that through my head clerk, you were not to have a banking account.</p>
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<interp inst="t18971025-name-166" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE SAUNDERS</persName> </hi>. I keep the Plough Inn, Erith. I dealt with Barker & Sons for wine and spirits—on May 26th I paid the prisoner on their account £10, for which D 522 is the prisoner's receipt—on June 21st £10, for which D 532 is the prisoner's receipt, and D 576 is the prisoner's receipt for £15 I paid him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18971025-name-167" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CARPENTER</persName> </hi>. I am a licensed victualler, of the Windmill, Dartford—I produce the prisoner's receipts D 527, of June 1st, 1897, for £17 Os. 6d.; D 540, June 28th, 1897, £13 3s. 2d; and D 596, August 3rd, £19 18s. 11d., which I paid him for Barker & Sons—my wife keeps my books because I am no scholar, though I can write my name—the amounts were paid to the prisoner in my presence.</p>
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<interp inst="t18971025-name-169" type="given" value="OWEN CLIFFORD"/>OWEN CLIFFORD DALE</persName> </hi>. I am a draper, of Woolwich—I have done business with Barker & Sons through the prisoner—on June 25th I paid the prisoner 36s. for a case of Dunrobin whiskey—this is his receipt on one of my memorandum forms, which he asked for.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner.</hi> The firm had run out of stamped receipt books.</p>
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<interp inst="t18971025-name-170" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD THUMPER</persName> </hi>. I am proprietor of the Empress of India, Woolwich—I paid the prisoner and received his receipts (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>,) Nos. D 538 and D 597, for wines and spirits from Barker & Sons, £20 and £15, on July 1st.</p>
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<interp inst="t18971025-name-171" type="given" value="JOHN GRANGER"/>JOHN GRANGER ABLITT</persName> </hi>. I am chief clerk to Messrs. Barker & Sons—I know the prisoner's writing—looking at the counterfoils of his collecting book I find his entries on D 522, May 26th, 1897, Narburn, Lord Hill, Bexley Heath, £5 15s., initialed by the cashier, which shows that the cashier received that amount; D 532, June 19th, Trumper, Empress of India, Woolwich, £20 initialed by myself, which shows I received it; D 576, August 11th, Saunders, Plough, Erith, £12 initialed by the cashier—I have been carefully through our books—I find the name of Narburn as a customer who paid £5 15s, on May 26th—I do not find any entry of a payment of £10 by Saunders, nor of £20 by Trumper—on counterfoil D 527 I find the prisoner has entered £15 12s. 4d. as received from Carpenter, of the Windmill, Dartford; on D 540, June 28th, Carpenter, £20, and D 596 is a blank at the end of the book—the counterfoil is torn out—I do not find any entry in the books of £19 18s. 11d. having been received—looking at counterfoil, D 535, on June 26th, 1897, I find Saunders, Plough, Erith, £20—referring to the cash book, I find no sum of £8 18s. paid in; the counterfoil is initialed by myself—according to the books Bunco made no payment—he had several small</p>
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<p>transactions with the firm anterior to the £8 18s.—he opened an account on March 25th—he had had goods to the value of £2 7s.—his total in
<lb/>debtedness was £11 9s.—the goods were supplied in small lots—there is no entry in our books of any payment by Mr. Dale, a draper of Woolwich—he appears to be indebted £1 16s.—this receipt book supplied to the prisoner goes on from May to July, so that he must have had it on June 25th—looking at counterfoil, D 538, on June 25th, 1897, I find the name Trumper, Empress of India, Woolwich, £15 initialed by myself—D 597 is at the end where the book is blank—on June 28th we received £20 and £15—that is all we ever received on that account—there is no entry of £20, which Trumper has proved he paid and took a receipt for on July 1st—he owed us more—counterfoil, D 532, June 19th, Trumper £20 is initialed by myself.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, said he had received accounts, and used them in the business.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">There were seven other indictments for embezzlement, &c., against the prisoner, and the amount of his defalcations were said to be about</hi> £300.—
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<hi rend="italic">Interpreted.</hi>] I am a native of India—I am a Mohammedan—I live at 62, Walham Grove, Fulham—I am a licensed hawker—on the early morning of September 21st I was in the Vauxhall Bridge Road, with my brother—I had been hawking some table-cloths, or carpets, with which I had come to England to make a living—the prisoner said, "Sell me that"—I said, "I won't sell to you, to-night," and turned my back—I wanted to go to sleep, and it was not time to sell carpets that time in the morning—prisoner knocked me with his fist on the right side of the head, then other men attacked me, and afterwards other women—I fell and received a kick in the side—I missed three sovereigns and four half-sovereign pieces from my left watch pocket—three large and two smaller carpets were taken, value 45s.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> My shoe fell off in the struggle—I did not hit the prisoner with it, I had no chance.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Interpreted</hi>). I live with the last witness—we are cousins—I was one midnight in the Vauxhall Bridge Road with him—the prisoner said to my cousin, "What are you doing and where do you come from"—my brother said, "It is too late to sell carpets"—the prisoner spoke in English, and I answered in Arabic—then</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have not seen the police since I gave my evidence at the police-court—the police agent came to my lodging to bring me here—my brother told me about the prisoner's conversation with him—I was there when he made a noise with his mouth—a woman struck my brother's wrist—he did not strike the woman, nor the accused, nor anybody—she screamed out to protect herself, and that her friends should strike my brother—my shoe was off then—this is the shoe.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">A</hi>). On the early morning of September 21st I was at the junction of Vauxhall Bridge Road and Regency Street—I heard screams of "Police" and" Murder" in the direction of Chapter Street, towards Victoria—I saw a number of men apparently struggling in the road—getting nearer I saw the first witness lying in the roadway and the prisoner and a woman on the top of him, she beating him with her fists, while he was singing out—I pulled the man and woman off him, when the prosecutor signed with his five fingers and called out "money," and touched his waistcoat pocket—I told the prisoner I should take him into custody for robbery—he replied, "You cannot take me for robbery"—he then became very violent, kicking me in the left shin—I got assistance of another constable—the prisoner was so violent it took all our time to hold him and get him to the station—he was searched and 5s. silver and bronze found on him—when the charge was read over at the station, he said, "If a Turk hit you, you would hit him; I deny robbing him"—he did not say anything about the Turk hitting the woman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner was charged at the station with assault
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The prisoner was very violent, and civilians assisted me and cautioned him that they would go against him—the assault was about 200 yards from Carey Place where the prisoner lives.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">To enter into his own Recognizances of</hi> £50
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CORSER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ALLEN</hi> (130
<hi rend="italic">J</hi>). On September 26th I was in Goldsmith's Row, Shore
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I did not see you pick anything up—you were placed with nine other persons in another case—the prosecutor was too ill to attend—I saw you about three yards from the prosecutor—I asked the prosecutor what he had lost—he said 8s., and half-a-crown was amongst the money.</p>
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<interp inst="t18971025-name-181" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD BALL</persName> </hi>. I am a cabinet-maker—on the night of September 26th I was coming up Goldsmith's Row, when I saw four or five men standing in the road, a little way from the kerb—they drew my attention and moved up to me—they asked me what I Had in my hand—I said, "What do you mean?"—I was seized by the throat—I had between 8s. and 9s., a knife and a tobacco-box—I was carrying a bag, which was taken from me—I was throtled, I could hardly get my breath—I was kicked—I got away and called "Police"—a policeman came and said, "Does this tobacco-box and this knife belong to you?"—I said, "Yes"—the prisoner was there then—I had not seen him before—amongst my money was a half-a-crown and a threepenny-bit, the threepenny-bit seems to have gone—I hope the knife is-not lost, because it belonged to my brother who was drowned—I saw it at the police-station—I was badly hurt, and had to go to the German Hospital in the morning—I am 70 years of age.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner</hi> I do not recognise any faces—you denied the charge at the station.</p>
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<interp inst="t18971025-name-182" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY LANE</persName> </hi> (410
<hi rend="italic">j</hi>). I was with Allen when we heard cries of "Police" and" Murder," and" For God's sake do not kill roe"—I ran with Allen and saw the prisoner leaving the prosecutor when I was about ten yards off—I saw men running, and ran after the prisoner—Allen caught him—I said, "See what he has in his right hand," and I took hold of it and took a tobacco-box and a knife from him, which were owned by the prosecutor—we took the prisoner to the station and found 8s. 6d. on him in silver—he said it was part of what he earned at a gas-works that week, and afterwards he said it was part of his week's wages at a glass-blowers—he asked me at the police-court if I saw him pick it up off the pavement, and I said no.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I did not see you come out of the club, nor pick the box up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, stated that he picked the tobacco-box up coming from the club, and the money was what he received from where his wife worked in the Goswell Road, that he did not commit the theft, and was never near the prosecutor, but that the constables and the detective said, "We will wake him up and send him to the Old Bailey," and brought the prosecutor up.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18971025-687-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>**†,—
<hi rend="italic">He also</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at Clerkenwell in May last.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, October</hi> 28th, 1897.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Hidley.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18971025-688-offence-1 t18971025-name-184"/>Minnie Baker</persName>, a girl under thirteen.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SHERWOOD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY OF THE ATTEMPT</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve Strokes with a Birch Rod.</hi> </rs> </p>
<hi rend="italic">For other Cases tried in this Court this day see Essex and Surrey Cases.</hi>)</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday</hi>, October 28
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1887.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RICHARDS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). On October 15th I saw the prisoners at a little after ten a.m., and knowing them I watched them and lost them—at three o'clock I saw them go through the Telegraph Office, they had nothing in their possession then, but a few minutes afterwards I saw Jones with a coat under his arm—they separated on account of the traffic, and a few minutes afterwards I found that a coat had been pledged at Avant's in Fleet Street—I found the prisoners and took them to the station, and said, "You will also be charged with stealing a coat from the General Post Office, and other places in London,"—Robinson said, "Somebody has put me away, I know, I pawned the coat at Avant's in Fleet Street."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Robinson.</hi> I saw you go into the railings of the old buildings—I did not see you go into the Post Office—there are rails at each end.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I saw them first at the Aldersgate Street end of the Post Office, and afterwards at the Cheapside end.</p>
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<interp inst="t18971025-name-189" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL DENNING</persName> </hi>. I was with Ratcliff on October 15th, and saw the prisoners and another at the corner of Fetter Lane and into the new buildings of the General Post Office, and I lost them—a few minutes afterwards I saw Robinson in St. Martin's-le-Grand—I also saw Jones there, but lost sight of him again.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Jones.</hi> The third party is not a prosecutor in this case, but he is a witness.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Robinson.</hi> I know George Wilkins—I saw him and you enter the Telegraph Office—I did not see you enter the part the coat was stolen from, but I saw you enter the yard—Jones had got the coat on his arm.</p>
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<interp inst="t18971025-name-190" type="given" value="CHARLES ARTHUR"/>CHARLES ARTHUR BRIGGS</persName> </hi>. I am a softer in the General Post Office—on October 15th I lost a coat from the basement where I left it—I saw it safe in the morning, and missed it at ten p.m.—this is it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18971025-name-191" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES SERMON</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Avant, a pawnbroker of 114, Fleet Street—on October 15th a man brought this coat to me about mid-day and pawned it in the name of Johnson—I do not recognise either of the prisoners.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. When I gave evidence before, I said that I believed</p>
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<p>it to be one of the prisoners, the further one (
<hi rend="italic">Robinson</hi>)—it was Jubilee Day.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Robinson.</hi> The detective came about five p.m.—there were a lot of customers in the shop—I only saw you at the police-court on October 22nd; if you had been with other men I should not have picked you out.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Robinson's Defence</hi>: No officer saw me enter the Post Office, and the pawnbroker cannot recognize me. I have never been into his shop. He saw me the next day at the police-court, and would have recognized me. When I said, "Yes, I have pawned a coat" I thought the officer meant a coat of my own in Caledonian Road that morning. I met Jones that morning, and he took me down to the Post Office to see a light which had been put up by a friend of mine. "No thoroughfare" is written up, and we did not go in.</p>
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