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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, November 22nd, 1897, and following days,</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi> the
<hi rend="smallCaps">RIGHT HON</hi>.
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<interp inst="t18971122-name-1" type="given" value="HORATIO DAVID"/>HORATIO DAVID DAVIES</persName>, M.P., LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; the Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t18971122-name-2" type="given" value="CHARLES JOHN"/>CHARLES JOHN DARLING</persName> </hi> Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's High Court; Sir
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<interp inst="t18971122-name-3" type="given" value="REGINALD"/>REGINALD HANSON</persName> </hi>, Bart, M.P., Sir
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<interp inst="t18971122-name-4" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH SAVORY</persName> </hi>, Bart., M.P., and Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOSEPH RENALS</hi>, Knt., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18971122-name-5" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HALL</persName> </hi>, K.C.M.G., Q C., M.P., Recorder of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18971122-name-6" type="given" value="WALTER VAUGHAN"/>WALTER VAUGHAN MORGAN</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18971122-name-7" type="surname" value="POUND"/>
<interp inst="t18971122-name-7" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN POUND</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS PRATT ALLISTON</hi>, Esq., and
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<interp inst="t18971122-name-8" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN KNILL</persName> </hi>, Esq., other 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="t18971122-name-9" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK GREEN</persName> </hi>, Esq., Alderman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18971122-name-10" type="given" value="THOMAS ROBERT"/>THOMAS ROBERT DEWAR</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18971122-name-11" type="given" value="THOMAS HENRY"/>THOMAS HENRY GARDINER</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RICHARD CLARENCE HALSK</hi>, Esq.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">DAVIES, MAYOR. FIRST 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, November</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1897.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman.</hi>) I arrested the prisoners, Harris first, and Blades on October 27th at his own house—I asked his name—he said Frederick Blades—I asked him if he knew Thomas Harris—he said "Yes"—I said he was in custody accused of forging a cheque for £2 10s.—he said, "I don't know a cheque"—I said, "You endorsed it and had half the money"—he said, "Yes, I wrote, some man's name on the back—he asked me to do it, saying it was all right—I never had any of the money"—I said, you will have to go to the station—on the way he said, "I met Harris that morning, and he asked me to write John Norrey on the cheque, which I did, in a post-office near Trafalgar Square—we then welit on to a public-house near Victoria and had some drink, when he left me—we met in the morning—he was going round the corner to get the money—he said he had got the money, but I knew nothing of it—he said I was a fool to write the name on it—I never had any of the money.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner</hi>: He gave me the money to go with him,</p>
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<interp inst="t18971122-name-32" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>DR. WILLIAM EVANS</persName> </hi>. I live at 85, Pimlico Road—I am Assistant Divisional Surgeon to the police—I was called to the police-station on Friday, October 22nd—I examined Vessey—I found a notch in the left ear three-eighths of an inch deep—it was a cut right through the bone of the ear—I put a stitch in it—there were three small super
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in her defence staled that it was only a pair of small nail scisssors, and having had a hat pin run in her eye had injured her head, but she had no intention of injuring the man.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday November</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1897.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant E.</hi>) On October 25th, I received information and three coins from Mr. Gilbert—the barmen gave me a description of two men and I arrested Thomas on the 30th, and said that I should take him for passing counterfeit coin at the Marquis of Lorne—he said, "You have made a mistake"—I took him to the station, and Perry was brought there—Thomas said, "I saw a man give him a two-shilling-piece"—when he was charged he said, "I was not there on the 19th, but I was there on the Monday night"—they were put with three other men and Perry said, "I was in the Mitre a few minutes before and a man asked me to give him two shillings for a two-shilling-piece"—I called his attention at the police-court to the coins being made in the same mould—they made no answer.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective.</hi>) I arrested Perry and told him it was for passing counterfeit coin in a public-house in St. Martin's Lane—he said nothing.</p>
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<interp inst="t18971122-name-46" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to Her Majesty's Mint—these three coins are counterfeit, two from one mould and one from another.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Perry's statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "I did not know it was bad, a man gave it to me for two shillings outside the Mitre."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Thomas's defence</hi>: One of them is telling a falsehood in saying that I passed a bad piece on the 18th, and on the second occasion I only looked into the bar: I did not pass any money at all.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Pernfs defence</hi>: I gave him the two-shilling-piece, but did not know it was bad. He said it was, and I said I will take that one home, and then he took it back again.</p>
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<interp inst="t18971122-name-49" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY CLAPP</persName> </hi>. I keep the Latimer Anns—on November 5th Bartholomew gave me this coin—I examined it and went into the bar, and said to the prisoner, "Have you tendered this over the bar?" holding it up—he said, "Yes"—I said, "It is bad, and put it in the tester"—he could see that—he said, "Well, you will give it us back"—I said, "Cer
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<hi rend="italic">X.</hi>) On November 5th, I was called to the Latimer Arms and found the prisoner there, sitting down—I said "You hear what the landlord says, have you any more counterfeit coin on you?"—he said, "No,"—I said, "It is my duty to search you at once"—I found 4 1/2d. on him—I said, "Where did you get it?"—he said, "Well, governor, I bought it of a friend for 6d.—I wanted my lodging money * going to the station, he said, "I have made my bed and so I must lie on it"—he gave his address at Mark Da vis's lodging-house, Notting Hill.</p>
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<interp inst="t18971122-name-50" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to the Queen's Mint—this coin is counterfeit.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner produced a written defence stating thai he received the coin and believed it to be good.</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When you came on the Sunday I did not speak to the manager, I went for a wfhe glass, he was at the other end of the bar.</p>
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<interp inst="t18971122-name-53" type="given" value="EDITH"/>EDITH SYLVESTER</persName> </hi>. I am proprietress of this public-house and keep the key of the till—on October 18th I cleared it between two and three and six and nine and at 12.30—I found a crown-piece there that day and I think it was at 9.15, but I had neuralgia very bad and hardly knew what I was doing—I had only one crown-piece that day, and that may have been at the 12,30 clearing, but I think not—I examined it and gave the bag to the manager, but did not call his attention to it that night—he took one bag off the table and took it up stairs—I have not</p>
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<interp inst="t18971122-name-54" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ADAMS</persName> </hi>. I am manager of this public-house. I came home late on Wednesday, October 13th, and saw a bag of money on the counter, which I took up to bed with me—I examined it in the morning, there was, a crown-piece there—I put it to my teeth and a lump came out—I nave no doubt it was bad—on the next Sunday the barmaid made a communication to me—I went into the bar and saw the prisoner—the barmaid said, "Here is another bad one."—the prisoner said nothing; I got over the bar and sent for a constable—the prisoner said that she was going to kill me—she was perfectly sober—I heard her charged, and she said that she was in a convent on the Wednesday, or '" on the Continent.'</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman E.</hi>) I was called on the 17th, and the manager gave the prisoner into my custody for passing a bad crown
<lb/>piece on the previous Wednesday—she used disgusting language, and when we got to the station she used abusive language; it was obscene—she said that she was on the Continent on Wednesday, not "In a convent"—she said that the crown was given her by a gentleman—she offered to break the windows when she came out—she refused her address—I found on her a purse and a half-sovereign, nothing else.</p>
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<interp inst="t18971122-name-56" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTBR</persName> </hi>. This crown-piece is bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18971122-name-57" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR JOHNSON</persName> </hi>. I am a painter, of 61, Commercial Road—I have known the prisoner about six months—I met her in the Strand—I saw her on October 10th at the Horse Shoe, Tottenham Court Road, and asked where she had been—she said, "At a convent"—I could not stay with her that night, but I had a drink with her, and arranged to meet her on Wednesday outside the Horse Shoe—I met her at 7.20, and we stayed there till 11.30 p.m.—that was in Drury Lane—it would take a quarter of an hour to walk from there to the prosecutrix's public-house—we went and had supper in Long Acre, and I left her at 12.15 outside the restaurant, and made an arrangement to meet her on the following Tuesday—she did not keep the appointment, and I found she was in trouble.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I know we left Cheek's at 11.20, because it closed then—I did not leave her at all after we went there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in her statement before the Magistrate, and in far defence stated that she was not the person who passed the first coin, and that she had been mistaken for somebody else, and that she refused her address because her mother was ill.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, November</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1897.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18971122-18-offence-1 t18971122-name-65"/>Harry Dawson & Son</persName>, his masters;</rs>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Four Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t18971122-name-70" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT MILL</persName> </hi>. I live at 4, Duncan Terrace, City Road—on the early morning of November 5th I was sent for to the Town Hall to see the prisoner and the last witness—they were starting to fight; they had a stand-up fight—tlm prosecutor fell backwards, and the prisoner started to kick him—I stopped him—he gave him about four kicks—the man was quite unconscious—I got hold of the prisoner—he was muttering that he would have it out of him now—I had to call for assistance, as there was no one else in the street—he resumed kicking when I let go of him—a policeman came up.</p>
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<interp inst="t18971122-name-71" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS STEPHENS</persName> </hi> (207
<hi rend="italic">G.</hi>) In the early morning of November 5th I was in Rosebery Avenue—I was summoned by Mr. Mill, and found Kroll lying in the road covered with blood, and unconscious—there was a quantity of blood in the road—the prisoner was pointed out to tne by Mr. Mill, and I took him into custody—on the way to the station he said that he had kicked the prosecutor, and that the prosecutor would have done the same if he had had the chance—Mr. Miller, a doctor, was called—he is not here.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence.</hi> Kroll is a dangerous character. I went out in his company, his face was disfigured and he was bleeding. He kicked me; I asked him to stop it, but he started it again. I hit him and he fell and that caused bis head to bleed. I admit kicking him twice but not in the head, not with the intention of doing him bodily harm. He threw a glass at me. He bad been fighting before I met him.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-19-18971122 t18971122-19-punishment-17"/>Fifteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18971122-20-offence-1 t18971122-name-74"/>William Shepherd</persName> and stealing nine shillings.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<p>October 31st between one and two in the morning I was in Mile End going towards my lodging and the two prisoners ran behind me, Higgins knocked me down and Smith took nine shillings out of my trousers pocket, Higgins kicked me in the middle and used considerable force—I cried out and he said if I cried out he would hit me again—they then ran away and ran into the arms of a detective—I lost sight of them while I was on the ground, they were brought back by the detective, I have no doubt they are the men—I had on three waist
<lb/>coats and my money was in the inner pocket, two half-crowns and two florins.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Higgins.</hi> I say you kicked me, not Smith.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective H.</hi>) On the morning of October 31st I was on duty in Mile End Road in company with Detective Smart—I heard cries of "Murder, help"—I ran across and saw Shepherd lying on the pavement—the prisoners were leaning over him—on our approach they ran away—we seized hold of Smith—his right hand was clenched—he said, "All right, governor, I know the man"—I took from his hand a half-crown, and took him back to Shepherd, and he said, "All right, Jim"—Shepherd said, "My name is not Jim, it is Walter," and he said, "You are the man that robbed me"—at that time Smart had caught Higgins and brought him back, and Shepherd said, "That is the other man; he hit me in the nose and knocked me down"—I found this money on him—Shepherd said, "The money belongs to me"—I did not know either of the prisoners before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Smith.</hi> He said that you punched him in the nose, and that you would have kicked him in the stomach—at the station the prosecutor was in such a state that we had to send for a doctor, who examined him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18971122-name-77" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS SMART</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective H.</hi>) I was in company with Brompton, in Mile End Road, about one o'clock—I heard cries of "Murder"—I ran across and saw the two prisoners leave the prosecutor on the ground—when they saw me Higgins ran away—I chased him some distance—I said, "You might as well stop, Billy Higgins, I know you"—I took him back to the prosecutor, and he said, "That is the man that struck me on the nose."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Higgins.</hi> You ran towards Cambridge Road—I ran after you 300 yards—I have known you for years—I am sure you were running, and you twisted round a tree—I did not strike you.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18971122-name-78" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT TURNER</persName> </hi>. I live at 33, Abbey Street, Bethnal Green—I work at the Monument Tea Warehouse—on the morning of October 31st I was in Mile End Road, I saw the prisoners knock the prosecutor down, and as he fell they kicked him, and I saw Smith rifle his pockets—I heard someone hallo out, "He is in a fit," and they went off—I could not swear which kicked him, they were close together—I saw him struck just as I turned the corner—I heard a scuffle, and saw the police—I ran after the men, Smith had not got about ten yards when they were caught—I did not lose sight of the prisoners until they were caught.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Higgins.</hi> You did not run above fifteen yards before you were caught, you ran on the slant, Smith ran straight on—I helped to pick the prosecutor up, he was groaning on the ground—I have been threatened about this, in a public-house the next morning, I</p>
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<p>do not mind for myself, I can take my own part, but they threatened others.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Higgin's defence</hi>: On the night this occurred I was making my way homewards and had a cup of coffee at the stall and was standing there. Some men were repairing the road and the prosecutor was abusing them, and calling them slaves. He pulled out his money and said, "You can have this"; he was tipsy.</p>
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<persName id="t18971122-name-79" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18971122-name-79" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BROMPTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">recalled.</hi>) The prosecutor had had a little drink but he knew perfectly well what he was about.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Smith's defence</hi>: I saw the prosecutor at the coffee stall, he asked me to have a cup, he said, "I am going to have a wife to-night;" he pulled out his money and said, "Perhaps you would like this?" I took the money and walked across the road.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18971122-20-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">A previous conviction was proved against Biggins on April</hi> 23rd, 1888,
<hi rend="italic">to which he pleaded guilty, and Smith also pleaded guilty to</hi> a,
<hi rend="italic">conviction at West Ham en August</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1895.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HIGGINS</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Three Years' Penal Servitude</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic"> and Twenty Strokes with, the Cat.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18971122-name-82" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS WARDEN</persName> </hi>. I am a retired Colonel from Her Majesty's Army, and reside at Buckingham Gate—on 17th instant, about 10.15, I was walking up St. Martin's Lane, and just as I got near the end a young fellow rae against me in the stomach, and I felt him take my watch and chain and he made off—I ran after him, but did not catch him—I then went straight to Bow Street and gave information—I was very much hurt, and I am still in great pain—I afterwards went to the station and saw the prisoner with twelve or thirteen others, and I picked him out without the slightest hesitation—to the best of my belief he is the man, but I would not swear to him—I did not then say it was him, but he asked me himself whether he was running at the time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I do not swear you are the man, but to the best of my belief you are—you did not say anything when you attacked me—.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">CALLAGHAN</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant.</hi>) On the night of the 17th I saw Colonel Warden, and received from him a description of a man—he was. asked to see a number of persons—I saw the prisoner at the station, and told him he answered the description I had received—he said, "Give me" a fair show up"—he was placed with thirteen men—he objected to one man, and he was taken out—he was then placed with others, and the prosecutor was asked to pick out the man, which he did without hesitation—he said, "To the best of my belief you are the man"—he was then charged—he made no reply—he gave his address at Furness's lodging-house—the prosecutor's description of the man to me was having a loose gait—I knew the prisoner before; he has a loose gait, and he is a very good runner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "I was at the music
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<hi rend="italic">Witness</hi>: There is a music-hall about half-a-mile from St. Martin's Lane.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">recalled.</hi>) The night was very clear, but the lights there are very bad—it was misty, but there was no fog—there was lights from a public-house near—the man had a curious walk like one of these dolls.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a previous conviction in April last.—
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18971122-22-offence-1 t18971122-name-86"/>Herbert Fitzwilliam Barnard. Messrs</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">DAVIES</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SANDS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SUCK</hi>,</p>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GREENBAUM</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The evidence was interpreted to the prisoners</hi>]</p>
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<interp inst="t18971122-name-87" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY WHITBREAD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Sergeant H.</hi>) On November 11th I was with Detectives Richardson and Wensley in the Commercial Road when I saw the prisoners standingoutside Longway's drapery establishment—they went into the shop without making purchases, and into two other shops in the Commercial Road, and High Street, Whitechapel—they walked to the corner of the Minories and took an omnibus to the corner of Tottenham Court Road—we followed them—they went into 18, Newman Street, a fan manufacturer's, then to No. 38, a jeweller's, from there into two shops in Mortimer Street, then into a stay manufacturer's, 288, Regent Street, then into a dressmaker's, 61, Regent Street, and Jaeger's Sanitary Woollen Warehouse, and several other shops in that neighbourhood—then they took an omnibus and alighted at Liverpool Street, and entered a bootmaker's shop—with the two detectives I followed them from eleven a.m. till three p.m.—they walked through Houndsditch, and High Street, Whitechapel, where they threw away these two cardboard boxes—Wensley and I then got in front of Suck, who said "Not mine," and dropped two combinations—in her right hand she was carrying this fan, valued at,£5 10s., which was wrapped up as it is now—I took Suck to the station—I subsequently searched the premises at 23, Watney Street—I found this new sealskin cape and some silk petticoats, ties, and other valuable propefty—at the station when the prisoners were taken into the charge-room, both of them said "That's mine"—from inquiries I found that two rooms are occupied, one room by Greenbaum and her mother, and the other by Suck.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SANDS</hi>. The prisoners were dressed very fashionably—on Suck I found £7 and a valuable diamond brooch, and on Greenbaum 9s. silver and a gold chain, the subject of another charge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>. The rooms in Watney Street are occupied by Greenbaum's mother, who has lodged there some weeks.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18971122-name-88" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK WENSLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective H.</hi>) I was with Whitbread till the prisoners' arrest—upon Greenbaum I found two pairs of ladies' corsets and a gold chain in a satchel, a pawnticket for a sealskin cape, and one fan, which she dropped the moment I took hold of her she knew me—none of the property was then in paper—after taking her to the station I assisted to search Watney Street rooms—I found a lot of silk and satin and a sealskin cape in a drawer belonging to Green
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<p>to you," when Greenbaum said, "Mine, mine"—both these capes are new.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SANDS</hi>. I saw Suck arrested—she was wearing, a green three-quarter cloak or cape—she seemed surprised.</p>
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<interp inst="t18971122-name-89" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY RICHARDSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective H.</hi>) I was with the other officers, I saw the prisoners throw these cardboard boxes away—they are marked, "J. Rosenburg & Co.," &c.—they are corset makers.</p>
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<interp inst="t18971122-name-90" type="given" value="HERBERT FITZWILLIAM"/>HERBERT FITZWILLIAM BARNARD</persName> </hi>. I am a furrier of 1A, Goduliman Street, St. Paul's—these two sealskin capes are my property—their values wholesale are £13 and £11—I have not sold them to anybody—I last saw them in stock before the prisoners came—I did not miss them till the detectives brought them back—the prisoners called on November 10th, Suck said she wished to procure a cape for the younger woman—fur capes were shown them—I weut away to procure skins of a better quality—Suck said they were not good enough—she represented herself to be Madame Schnider, a Court) dressmaker, of 12, Upper Rathbone Place—she spoke English intelligibly—she ordered a cape at 14 guineas, and left £1 deposit, which Greenbaum paid—Suck said Greenbaum was her customer—the prisoners were well dressed—Suck had a lot of diamond rings on—we saw them take nothing away—the goods were to be sent to them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SANDS</hi>. I saw the prisoners leave the floor, not the shop—we considered them to be customers, not anything suspicious about them—they were left about five minutes while we were looking for skins on the next floor—we showed them a lot of capes before they were satisfied—someone else showed the prisoners to me and fetched the skins—we can identify the skins by the numbers.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined; I</hi> have no doubt these capes are ours.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners in their defence, claimed the property, and said their receipts were in the hands of the detectives.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>.—
<hi rend="smallCaps">SUCK</hi>†*—
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<hi rend="italic">Fifteen Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GREENBAUM</hi>.—
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<hi rend="italic">Nine Months' Hard labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, November</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1897.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">City.</hi>) I took the prisoner on the 16th, shortly after eight a.m., and said that he would be charged with breaking into Mr. Booty's office—he said, "It is a fault on my part"—I found these keys on him (
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant.</hi>) I have seen the keys which Spooner found on the prisoner, this one fits the prosecutor's office, and another fits two other locks in the building; this one is the key of a box where he keeps his tools; that was lawfully in his possession.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prinouer, in his defence, stated that he met some frimts and took too much to drink, and opened the prosecutor's door in mistake for his own and that he told Mr. Booty so ivhen he met him, and that he had worked for the Corporation eight years, and never had a stain upon his cliaracter.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18971122-name-105" type="given" value="JESSE"/>JESSE CROUCH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi>) This key fits his workshop where he had a quantity of saws, it also fits another door in the building as well as Mr. Booty's door, which is on the second floor, and the office is lighted with gas, which does not burn all day; one of the firm lights it—the prisoner came to close the office at nine p.m.—he said nothing, when I arrested him, about being in liquor, and made no suggestion that he went into the office by mistake—he was there at eight a.m. to see if anybody wanted anything done—he signed off at 6.30 on November 16th, and was not arrested till eight next morning—the books are in the possession of the Market—that was the last night he was there—none of these keys will open the cupboard.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">W. S. BOOTY</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi>) The cupboard was locked, but not the cash box; it was a common lock.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">A. T. COX</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi>) This was the first occasion I had watched.</p>
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<interp inst="t18971122-25-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant H.</hi>) On October 30th, at 9.20, I went to 19, Sheridan Street, Sb. George's in the East—I looked through a door with glass panels into a back room, and saw three distinct fires, one was a table, another a large chair, and another in the grate—I knocked at the door, but got no answer—I saw the prisoner in his shirt—I broke the door open with assistance, and found the prisoner—he</p>
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<p>had been drinking—I said, "How do you account for this?"—he said, "I have a perfect right to burn what I like in my own house"—I afterwards ascertained that there were five children in the house, who were rescued, two of them were his own—his wife came down into the passage, and said in his presence—
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GREEN</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">for the prisoner, contended that what the wife said in the presence of her huabawl could not be given in evidence, and the evidence was not proceeded with (See Reg. v. Manwaring</hi>)—I told the prisoner I should take him in custody—the mantel-shelf was very much charred from the fire in the fender—I found two lamps burnt out—I took him to the station, he made no reply to the charge—the chair which was on fire was in the centre of the room, and the table was two feet from it—the fire could not have been communicated from the chair to the table.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GREEN</hi>. He assisted me in throwing the table into the road—I met his wife who drew my attention to the house—when I went in he was on his knees putting things into the grate—the fire in the grate would catch the mantel-board, it was not alight when I went in—it is not a scullery, there ia no copper there—I did not examine the floor, but to the best of my belief it was brick—he did not say that his wife was out when he came home—I found no paraffin.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. If it had not been extinguished I have every reason to believe the house would have caught fire from the back of the chimney
<lb/>piece having caught fire—there is a great deal of lath and plaster about the house, they are very old houses.</p>
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<interp inst="t18971122-name-108" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM TAVERNA</persName> </hi>. I am a porter—I only knew the prisoner by going to him with another man when he was laid up with rheumatic fever—on Saturday night, October 13th, about 9.30 I was aroused by a police whistle and went into the house and rescued the children.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate;</hi> "All that I wanted was to burn the wood, because there was no lamp oil. I then set fire to a few things but I had no intention of doing such a thing."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GREEN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">submitted that there was no case to go to the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">as on the authority of Mr. Justice Hawkins</hi> (see Reg.
<hi rend="italic">v.</hi> Mattras and Reg.
<hi rend="italic">v.</hi> Harris, 15, Cox Criminal cases, pages 73 and 75)
<hi rend="italic">if the prisoner set fire to the wood not contemplating that tfa house would take fire and it was burnt against his will that would not constitute arson.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COMMON SERJEANT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">left it to the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to say whether the prisoner set fire to the wood, being reckless whether he net fire to the house or not.</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">inspector D.</hi>) On November 11th I was in Old Street, St. Luke's, and saw the prisoner carrying a sack—I stopped him and asked him what it contained—he said, "Some old papers"—I examined it, and found among the papers this ladies' jacket—he said, "I may as</p>
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<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at Clerkenwll on February</hi>, 8, 1896,
<hi rend="italic">and four other convictions were proved against him.—
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<interp inst="t18971122-name-115" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN FERRIS</persName> </hi>. On Saturday night, November 6th, a little after 10.30, I was in the Cross public-house, and came out with John Brown, John Dowling, Annie Dowling, and her brother, we all went into Mrs. Dowling's house, and took two pots of beer with us—I said that there was not enough beer, he said, "Here is fourpence, you put fourpence to it and get some more beer"—we all sat down to drink it, and were drinking it for about one hour and a half—there was a discussion, and James Dowling got John Dowling down in front of his mother's fire—the table was knocked over—we were not all drunk—I pulled the prisoner off John—he is a labourer—I went to the door, and was 1; nocked down by somebody, and felt something go into my ear which bled, my brother helped me up, the prisoner ran from the door, and I ran after him—I had seen him once before—I do not think he was drunk, he might have had a little drop—I was sober—I have been out of work a fortnight—I Went to a doctor—the prisoner is the man who is supposed to have struck me at the door—I saw him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I cannot swear whether it was a knife in his hand or not—it looked like it—I said before the Magistrate, "I saw him strike my brother on the left ear," but I did not know what with, and "I could see that the knife was a clasp knife," and I went on to say that it was the small blade—that was true.</p>
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<interp inst="t18971122-name-117" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH BROWN</persName> </hi>. I left the Cross public-house with several others on Saturday night, November 6th, and went with them to Mrs. Dowling's house—I had been about an hour and a half in the public-house—we sat drinking beer at Mrs. Dowling's for about one hour—I saw a quarrel between the prisoner and my brother—I did not go to separate them, but rushed out of the house into my own house, and came out ten minutes afterwards, and saw Ferris bleeding from a wound in his face—he did not seem to have more drink than was good for him, but they had had fome drink.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> We were not all drunk. I walked home all right.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18971122-name-118" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN DOWLING</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's brother—I was in my mother's house on the night of November 6th—my brother was there and several more—my brother and I had a row and the table went over—we were both down on the side of each other, and Ferris came up and pulled my brother from me—I saw nothing in my brother's hand—I saw Ferris bleeding from his face—I did not see how that was done—they went out</p>
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<p>of the house when I was getting up and went outside—the doctor came—I did not see my brother run away, I did not go out.</p>
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<interp inst="t18971122-name-119" type="given" value="WILLIAM JAMES"/>WILLIAM JAMES BELL</persName> </hi>. I am a licensed practitioner—I was called to John Ferris' about two a.m. on November 7th, and found him suffering from prostration from loss of blood—the wound started in the ear forwards, that was not the deepest portion, the deepest was half an inch—it did not penetrate the internal ear, but got shallower as it came forward—it was necessary to tie a moderate sized vessel—it was not dan
<lb/>gerous except from the locality; there was a large vessel near—there was also a clean incised wound on his left shoulder blade on the other side, and both the back of his waistcoat and two shirts were incised identically with the wound—it might have been inflicted with a clasp knife—he is well now—it healed by first intention.</p>
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<interp inst="t18971122-name-120" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM TAYLOR</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Constable.</hi>) On November 7th, about 1.20, I was called from the police-station to Ferris' house, and found him bleeding from a wound in his face—I went in search of the prisoner, but could not find him—I communicated with Notting Hill, and he was arrested and detained—I believe he is married—I told him he would be charged with stabbing Ferris—he did not speak.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner: I</hi> was wounded, and could not speak.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Witness</hi>: You had two wounds, you were perfectly sober.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "I am not guilty, I was illtreated, it was so dark we could hardly see one another."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's defence;</hi> "I never had a knife, on my dying oath. I did not know how to get away from them. I have two daughters. I stopped two hours talking to my mother and sister. My eldest daughter is a step-daughter. I had one on my knee, and my brother John said, You are not going to have two wives.' We had a fight, and there were some jugs broken. I was pitched into the middle of the road, and when I got down the street I heard as if there was a regiment of soldiers. They ran one way, and I the other. I walked to London, and was sitting in my front parlour, and was so much hurt that I could not speak when the policeman came, whether it was glass or not that he fell on I don't know, but I never had a clasp knife."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> I examined this room—I found no traces of blood in Bowling's house, but I did in Ferris'house—the room was not in disorder—I found no broken glass there, and I was there three quarters of an hour after the outrage.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and the evidence was interpreted to the prisoner.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence</hi>: "A few days before I got the letters I was assaulted, and my forehead and nose were injured, and for a few hours I hardly knew what I was doing. I only remember that on Sunday morning I went into a lavatory, and afterwards found some papers in my pocket; but I do not know where I got them. I then went for a walk, and knocked up against a child, and when I began to run the police arrested me."</p>
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<interp inst="t18971122-name-129" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BEENHAM</persName> </hi>. I saw the prisoner running away, and stopped him—he was followed by a large crowd—he had a parcel in his hand—the prosecutrix came up almost breathless, and told me what had happened—I took him to the station.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited for arrangements to be made to send him to America.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, November</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1897.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Darling.</hi> </p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-31-18971122 t18971122-31-punishment-30"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">S</hi>) produced and proved plans and copies of the locality in question.</p>
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<interp inst="t18971122-name-135" type="given" value="WILLIAM JAMES"/>WILLIAM JAMES SMITH</persName> </hi>. I live at 29, Tottenham Street—I am a French polisher by trade—the deceased was my son—at the time of his death he had turned 20 years of age—he lived at home and worked as a porter—I was at home at about five o'clock on September 11th—I saw my son at home at that time, and he left the house as I came in—I did not see him again until I saw his dead body at about midnight that same night.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He worked at a coal office—as far as I knew he was an absolute stranger to the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18971122-name-136" type="given" value="ARCHIBALD"/>ARCHIBALD FARRANT</persName> </hi>. I am a packer—I live at 85, Euston Street—John Smith was a friend of mine—I had known him about three years—during</p>
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<p>that time we had been in the habit of going out for walhs—I remember meeting him on Saturday night on September 11th last in Drummond Street about nine o'clock—we went for a walk together that night—we remained in each other's company till a few minutes before eleven—at that time we were in Cardington Street—there were no other companions with us—we were going towards the Hampstead Road—I did not see anybody whilst we were going that way—On getting closer to the Hampstead Road we passed the prisoner—he was going in the same direction as we were—we overtook him and passed him round the bead, nearer the Hampstead Road, about 20 yards from it—we were both walking on the pavement and the prisoner also—on passing him I heard him say, "What are you doing round here?"—we then stopped—we were ahead of him—we turned round—he was about one yard off—we both said, "What is that to do with you?"—the prisoner answered, "Get on about your business and don't get following me"—we had not been following him—that was the first time I had seen bun, and as far as I know the first time Smith saw him,. I noticed nothing in his walk as we passed him—when we turned round he seemed to be rolling—when I saw that, I said to Smith, "Come on, Smith, the man is in drink"—we then walked away in the direction of the Hampstead Road—we were then walking; in front of the prisoner, because he stopped—having gone about 10 yards Smith stopped, and I opoke to him, but not so that the prisoner could hear—Smith did nothing but stop and look round—I was about three yards from him—I said, "Come on, Smith, it is no good stopping here"—he said, "All right"—the prisoner then walked up to him and spoke to him—I could not hear what he said; he was bending down—I could not say if Smith spoke to him—the prisoner then made a lunge forward at Smith's stomach with his right arm—they were standing face to face, about a foot apart—I could not see if the prisoner had anything in his hand—the prisoner then walked away in the direction of the Hamp
<lb/>fitead Road—Smith walked up to me and spoke to me; he walked with me for about six yards—when he came up he had one hand on his stomach—he kept his hand there while walking with me—I did not see anything happen then; he was standing up—I left him standing—I walked into the Hampstead Road after the prisoner—after I had walked away, I turned round and saw Smith fall—he fell where I left him—he did not walk on—I walked into the Hampstead Road—the prisoner was in the middle of the road going to the other side—I followed him—he did not get to the other side—while I was following he walked on into the Hampstead Road towards the Euston Road—I con
<lb/>tinued to follow him—I came up within two yards of him—I said to him "when I see a policeman I will lock you up"—he did not answer—he still walked on—there is a pawnbroker, Davis by name, in the Hamp stead Road—there was a policeman there when I got there—it was Constable Wilmer, 457 S—I spoke to him, and he and I followed the prisoner, who jumped on to a 'bus going in the direction of Camden Town—in the same direction as we were westward—the prisoner jumped on to the footboard of the 'bus—the 'bus did not stop—he jumped on whilst it was going—I saw him do that—that was the first Thus that I saw—the policeman went up to him and spoke to him—I cannot say</p>
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<p>whether the 'bus was stopped or not—the prisoner, the constable, and myself then returned along the Hampstead Road, going in the direction of Cardington Street—on the way I learnt that Smith had been taken to the Temperance Hospital—the prisoner, the constable, and myself stopped for a short time outside the hospital—I did not go in—after having remained there a short time, I went to the police-station, where the prisoner was taken and detained—and that same night within a short time of my going back with the prisoner, I heard that Smith was dead—whilst the prisoner was in my sight on that night, he was not set upon by a lot of roughs, and no one jumped on him, or did him any injury of any kind—whilst I was in Cardington Street,! did not see a mob of lads and girls fighting and quarrelling as though they were rival sides of a street fight—I did not hear any cry of "Knife him"—There was no one fol
<lb/>lowing the prisoner, as far as I could see when we got into the Hampstead Road, except myself—I did not see 7 or 8, or 10 people running after the prisoner in the Hampstead Road, and calling out, "That's him"—as far as I know I and the constable were the only persons who followed him till he jumped on to the 'bus in the Hampstead Road.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> On this night we were going down Cardington Street, in the direction of the Euston Road, which would be towards where I live—Euston Street is close to the Hampstead Road end of Cardington Street—it goes straight along to Great George Street, and then one would turn down Euston Street—going down Cardington Street you are going away from the place where I live in order to get into Cardington Street at all, one has got to come from Euston Street—Tottenham Street is four or five turnings down Tottenham Court Road—I know Cardington Street—it is rather a dark street—this was about eleven o'clock on Saturday night—it is not exactly lonely, but there are no shops about—on one side there is open ground; on the other side a high wall, belonging to the railway premises—near the bend there are warehouses or large buildings—I did not notice this man till we had passed him—he was walking rather sharp—we were both on the same side of the road, and on the same pavement when we overtook him—if we had not stopped we should have very quickly been in the Hampstead Road—I had never seen the prisoner before, and as far as I know, neither had my companion—I only heard him speak twice—once when he asked us what we were doing round there, we both turned round and went back to him, and, of course, faced him—we went up to him when we said, "What is that to do with you?" and it was when we both turned round and faced him that he said, "Go on about your business, and don't follow me"—it would have been a very easy thing to do, to have gone on into the Hampstead Road—he appeared to think we had followed him—when we had walked on about 10 yards, Smith stopped of his ownaccord—he then turned round and faced the prisoner—I did not notice that there was anybody standing at the end of the street watching us—I did not see a man come from the Hampstead Road into Cardington Street—I did not hear a man from a house in Cardington Street call to us and say, "Why don't you let the man alone?"—there are a few private houses towards the Hainpstead Road end of Cardington Street—I do not know Adolphus King—I saw nothing of him on the steps of the house—outside the house where we were standing a man and a woman came out—that is near the end of Cardington Street—I</p>
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<p>did not hear the man call out—I think I should know the man again. [
<hi rend="italic">King was here brought, into Court.</hi>] That is very much like the man—when my friend spoke the second time, I could not hear what was said; but I saw a movement as if someone was speaking—they were quite close together—when we were speaking outside the house I did not say that he was following us—when he walked away I followed him, and did not lose sight of him—I kept my eye on him all the time—when he was in Cardington Street he had his hands by his side—I followed close to him, in the Hampstead Road, about two yards off; I was in the gutter—I did not see anyone following—when I turned into the Hampstead Road I saw no one in Cardington Street—he got on the footboard of the omnibus, and when the constable spoke to him he got off it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> We were walking away from Euston Street, and going down Cardington Street'—I live at the top end—in going down Cardington Street to get to my home in Euston Street, we should have to go right round Cardington Street, into the Hampstead Road, to George Street—from George Street we should get into Euston Street—my home would be in Euston Street, at the end nearest to George Street—going to my house the nearest way would not be by going to Cardington Street, Hampstead Road, George Street, and thence to Euston Street, but by Malcolm Street—I was walking in the gutter, and the prisoner was walking on the pavement, and that is the way I followed him into the Hampstead Road, and till I saw the police-constable—Smith was about my own size—I am 18 years old—we were not out on any particular business that night, but were simply out for a walk—we were then going home.</p>
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<interp inst="t18971122-name-137" type="given" value="WALTER HENRY"/>WALTER HENRY SHIRES</persName> </hi>. I live at 18, Clarendon Street, Somers Town—before the evening of September 11th I did not know Smith or the last witness Farrant, or the prisoner—on Saturday night, September 11th about eleven o'clock, I was in the Hampstead Road walking towards the Euston Road on the left band side of the road—on the Cardiogton Street side—I should have to cross over the end of Cardington Street where it joins the Hampstead Road—as I was walking I saw some people looking up Cardington Street, they were at the corner of Cardington Street in the Hampstead Road—there were about nine—they were standing separated, not together—they were standing still and looking up the street—I heard somebody shouting out, and I walked up the street in the direction from where the voice came from—I did not hear the words—I walked about 30 yards up from the Hampstead Road—I then saw Kimber, Smith and Farrant standing together—I heard Kimber say "What are you following me about for?" Farrant said "What do we want to follow you about for 1" Farrant then said to Smith,"let us walk on in front if he thinks we are following him," they then walked away together in the directionrof the Hampstead Road—the prisoner stood still—after the two had walked away, I saw Smith stop and look round—he was about 10 yards away—he looked at Kimber—Kimber was standing where they left him—Smith got quite close to prisoner—I saw Kimber appear to speak to him—I could cot hear the words—Smith did not appear to speak to Kimber—I saw Kimber make a movement towards Smith—he hit him on the body, it was not in the face—I did not notice Anything in Kimber's hand at the time—I was behind Smith—Smith's hands were in his trousers pockets, both of them—Farrant was about</p>
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<p>two yards in front of Smith, on the pavement—I was on the opposite side of the road—after Kimber had used his hand in the way I have shown he walked away in the direction of the Hampstead Road—I followed him up to the Hampstead Road, and then I lost sight of him—I then went back to Smith—I stopped at his body—Farrant also disappeared when the prisoner did—he followed in the direction Kimber did—Smith fell in the Hampstead Road, between a shop and a laundry, about five yards from the corner of Cardington Street and Hampstead Road—I went to him—he was on the ground—I did not notice anyone else with him or near him when I got to him—he was unconscious—he was taken to the Temperance Hospital—I helped to put him on a barrow and to wheel him as far as the gates, but I did not go into the hospital—the next time I saw the prisoner was at the hospital gates, where he was in the custody of a policeman—the eight or nine people who were standing at the corner looking up Cardington Street were men and women—I did not see any quarrelling or fighting in Cardington Street—I did not hear any cries of "Knife him" or anything of that kind—when I walked up Cardington Street, and saw Smith, Farrant, and the prisoner, there was a man and woman on a doorstep in Cardington Street—I did not see anybody else, but the people gradually worked their way up the street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I should have passed Cardington Street if I had not seen people looking up the street—I stopped and heard somebody shouting—there were not more than eight or nine people who were looking up Cardington Street—I then went into Cardington Street—I could not hear what was said—the man at the house spoke to Kimber—then the young mnn walked away for 10 or 12 yards when he stopped—if he had walked straight on he would have been in the Hamp
<lb/>stead Road in a few seconds—I was on the same side of the road as the Temperance Hospital—the buildings come up to the corner—I went about 30 yards up Cardington Street when I stopped—I was about 16 yards away from the men when the blow was struck—Farrant was not the nearest to me—he was about two yards in front of the others—he was nearest the Hampstead Road end of Cardington Street—when this happened I was in Cardirgton Street where the man came out of the house—I followed Kimber as far as the Hampstead Road, when I lost sight of him—I made a statement about this the next day—the man who came up and spoke to the prisoner came from the right
<lb/>hand side of the road coming from the Hampstead Road.</p>
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<interp inst="t18971122-name-138" type="given" value="ADOLPHUS WILLIAM"/>ADOLPHUS WILLIAM KING</persName> </hi>. I am a decorator of 53, Cardington Street—On Saturday, September 11th, about 10.40 or 10.46, I was standing on my doorstep with my wife—I saw two lads on the left
<lb/>hand side and a man on the right side of my house, they were all on the same side of the street—I heard the two lads speak; they said, "Why are you following me?"; I said, "Why not leave the man alone?"—one of them said, "We have to get our own living"—I then went inside and know nothing more—I did not notice the man at all, I thought he was the worse for drink—I did not see the lads do anything to the man—I went inside and shut the door.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It is very unusual to hear a disturbance in Card
<lb/>ngton Street—I do not remember on this night a man knocking at my door and complaining of his hat being thrown into I he area—all wag,</p>
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<p>quiet after I came in and shut the door—I did not see any man who complained, it was not Kimber.</p>
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<interp inst="t18971122-name-139" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS SULLIVAN</persName> </hi>. I am a French polisher, I live at 23, Clarence Gardens, Regent's Park—on the night of September 11th about eleven o'clock I came down Robert Street into the Hampstead Road—in the Hampstead Road I saw the prisoner walking in the direction of Euston Road—I also saw Farrant following in the same direction, he was walking in the gutter—he was about three feet from the prisoner—I heard Farrant speak to the prisoner—I walked on ft little further and followed both the men—I saw Farrant speak to a police-constable in the Hampstead Road—there was an omnibus coming in the opposite direction to which the prisoner was going—he turned round and ran after the bus and he managed to scrape on to the footboard—I went towards the bus in the same direction, and Farrant and the constable also went in the same direction—Farrant did not speak to the constable so that the prisoner could hear him—the constable went in the direction of the bus with Farrant—the prisoner was trying to get inside—Farrant said, "That is the man"—the constable took the prisoner off the footboard—the three of them, Farrant, the prisoner and the constable, then went in the direction of Oardington Street—I went after them—I found a crowd out
<lb/>side the hospital, and I stopped outside the gates—while I was there I heard the prisoner speak to the crowd—he said, "They jumped on me"—I said, "You don't look much like it"—then he said, "What I did I did in self-defence"—shortly afterwards I heard that the young man was dead in the hospital.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> On the early Sunday morning I was in the Hamp
<lb/>stead Road—it was about 12.50—there is a shop there of the Notting
<lb/>ham Hosiery Company—outside that shop the knife was found in the gutter—that is the knife (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—when we found it there was blood on it, but it looked as if it had been wiped—the blade was closed—when I saw Farrant and the prisoner they were just getting on the kerb past Robert Street—the policeman Davis was standing; by the public-house, 12 or 15 yards higher up than Robert Street—when I saw them I followed to protect the prisoner, who was walking on and saying nothing—Farrant said, "That is him" when he was on the omnibus—the whole distance walked was not very far—he got on the footboard of the omnibus—someone in the crowd said the young man was in the hospital—the prisoner said he would like to see him—he wished to go into the hospital—he did not wish to be detained outside the hospital and made a puppet-show of—there was a crowd of 20 or 30 people.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He said, "I don't know what you want to keep me for; let me go inside and see the boy if I have hurt him."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi> When I Raw the prisoner and the two young men I did not notice anything in his face which led me to believe he was suspicious of the men—he appeared drunk to me—I said before the Magistrate, "I thought the prisoner was drunk, as he staggered when he walked up to the deceased; he did not stagger when he gave the blow—he did not talk in a firm voice—he seemed suspicious"—I mean by suspicious that he seemed drunk and dazed; he did not seem to know what he was doing, the way he was talking.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Sergeant S.</hi>) About a quarter of an hour before</p>
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<p>midnight on September 11th I saw the prisoner and Farrant at Albany Street police-station—I went with Farrant to the Hampstead Road between 12.30 and 12.40, and opposite the Nottingham Hosiery Company's shop, and about a foot from the kerb in the road, I found this clasp kuife—it had liquid blood on the blade, the back of the blade, the shoulder, and the spring at the back—the marks are dried on it now—it was closed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I know this district perfectly, I am in that division—Euston Street runs parallel with Drummond Street towards George Street, ending at Euston Square; it is crossed by Coburg Street and Melton Street between George Street and the Square—from the Drummond Street end of Cardington Street you could go into Euston Street by Coburg or Melton Street—I cannot say that the district round there is an exceedingly rough neighbourhood; I do not think it is—I do not know of places within a short distance where gangs of young roughs go about—I have been there slightly over four years—I know Cardington Street perfectly.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">S</hi>.) About 11.15 p.m. on September 11th I was on duty in the Hampstead Road at a point just at the corner of Robert Street and the Hampstead Road, when Farrant came and spoke to me and pointed out the prisoner, who was crossing the road towards the Euston Road, where he got on to an omnibus going towards Camden Town. I took hold of him when he was on the footboard of the omnibus—I said, "Come down; you will have to come back with me"—he got off—I took him into custody—Farrant said, "That man has stabbed a boy; I will show you where the boy is"—I took the prisoner towards the gates of the hospital where I saw the deceased on a coster's barrow—while going towards the hospital the prisoner said, "You don't know what they have done to me with a lot of roughs"—when I got to the hospital I handed the prisoner over to another constable and ascertained whether Farrant's statement was true or not—I then retook the prisoner, and took him to Albany Street police-station—I noticed blood on the first two fingers of his left hand and on the thumb of his right hand—in my opinion it looked fresh blood on both hands—in my opinion he was perfectly sober and sane.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-ewmined.</hi> No one asked me whether the prisoner was sane—he was quite sober—I noticed his hands in the charge room of Albany Street station at about 11.30—I arrested him at 11.15—other people were present when I saw his hands—I did not take hold of them to look at them closely.</p>
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<interp inst="t18971122-name-143" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE DOWNEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector S.</hi>) On Saturday night, September 11th, I was in charge of Albany Street station—about 11.30 p.m. Wilmar brought the prisoner in—he was sober—I saw blood on the thumb and forefinger of his right hand—I did not notice the left hand at that time—I called Divisional Surgeon Dr. Maughan, and he saw the prisoner—the prisoner was detained—on searching him I found this piece of paper, doubled up, in his vest pocket—there are bloodstains on the back of it—I sent for Inspector Rowan and then took the charge—I read the charge to him, and cautioned him in the usual way, and he made a statement which Rowan took down in writing—Dr. Maughan was present at the time—he examined the prisoner afterwards.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examned.</hi> I saw his hands when I was searching him, and saw</p>
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<p>a mark of what appeared to be blood—the piece of paper was folded in four in his right-hand waistcoat pocket.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Inspector S.</hi>) I saw the prisoner at Albany Street police-station, about midnight, on September 11th—a little after one o'clock I charged him with the wilful murder of Frederick Smith, by stabbing him—he made this statement, which I took down in writing, "I came from Euston Road to Cardington Street; there was a mob there of girls and lads fighting or quarrelling; something was going on. I foolishly, like other people, stopped to look. There was a cry of 'Knife them.' It appeared to me to be rival sides. I went on into Hampstead Road. They, I mean seven, eight, or ten of them, ran after me and said, 'That's him.' I think the witness Farrant was one of them. I jumped on to an omnibus to get out of their way, when the constable look hold of me"—he signed it—by that time the knife, which has been produced, had been brought to the station—I showed it to the prisoner with other pro
<lb/>perty which had been taken from him—he said he knew nothing of it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I know this district well—within half-a-mile of the Euston Road, it is rather a rough neighbourhood—just out of the district of the Euston Road there were a few months ago gangs of young fellows who gave great trouble—you did not require to live in the neighbourhood to know it, it was well-known—we bad several arrests, two for shooting I think, and the gangs were separated—this trouble was with gangs of young men—I made one arrest in connection with those matters—that was more in the Somers Town district, less than half-a-mile from Car
<lb/>dington Street—neither of those two cases came to this Court; they were dealt with by the Magistrate—I have charge of this case—the prisoner was in the police force—a record copy is kept of every man's career in the iorce—I have a copy of his record—he is about 46; he joined the Metropolitan force on May, 1871, and retired from the force in January, 1891, in consequence of being medically unfit for further service, as he was suffering from lung disease—he was 19 or 20 when he joined in 1871 as an ordinary police-constable—he served his first nine years at John Street, Edgware Road, in the "D" division, which would take in Lisson Grove, a very rough neighbourhood—from there he went to Old Street, St. Luke's, "G" division, a rough district—he was made a sergeant—I could not say if for three years he was on special duty in private clothes, dealing with gangs of roughs in that district, it would not be among the records of his service—I cannot say it of my own knowledge, but I have heard that while on duty there he received an injury, and burst a blood vessel in making an arrest—he suffered from spitting blood afterwards—I take it from the medical certificate on which he was discharged that he was suffering from lung disease—after that injury he was removed to Lee,-to the "R" division, and was made sub
<lb/>inspector, and remained there seven or eight months—then he went to Albany Street, where he remained a year, and from there he was moved into the "C" division, where he was for three years; that was when I knew him—he was entitled to a pension when he was retired; his certificate is marked "Conduct good"—I have no record as to whether he was commended from time to time by the Commissioner for his services—a man would not voluntarily retire after 20 years' service; it would be detrimental to him, as he would only get a small</p>
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<p>pension—during the time I knew him in the force he was a very quiet, inoffensive man, and very reserved; the last man in the world, I should think, to be guilty of an act of violence—I knew he was married; his wife was ill for these last two years, I should think, or longer—I should assume it affected him; I do not know it as a fact—he was attached to his wife, and used to go about with her a good deal; I think they lived on very good terms—just lately she was inclined to drink, and the prisoner, though formerly a very abstemious man, has latterly drunk him
<lb/>self—his wife died after bis arrest, and during last session—during the last 18 months I have noticed a marked change in the prisoner—he appeared to have aged considerably—he would sometimes pass people he was on very good terms with without speaking to them, as if he did not know or did not like to know them; one day he would be on very good terms with them and next day he would scarcely speak to anyone—he lived close to the station to which I am attached, and I used to see him almost daily—Robert Street is not far from the station—he and his wife had a second
<lb/>hand clothes shop there, and a bootmaker's shop, he mended or employed a man to mend boots, and sold leather.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I should say the prisoner has given way to drink for about 18 months, but not excessive drinking till lately—at one time he was a very temperate man; for the last 18 months he has been erratic and has been drinking, and during that time I have noticed the change in, him of which I have spoken—his wife drank very much recently, during the same time and before also—I think she was the first to take to it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18971122-name-145" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES MAUGHAN</persName> </hi>. I am a divisional surgeon, and live and practise at 56, Albany Street—About one a.m., on September 12th, I went to the Albany Street police-station, where I saw the prisoner—I looked at his hands—on his left hand there was a broad red band on the first finger, on the outer side; it was a blood stain, moist and recent—on the right hand there was a cut on the soft part of the thumb, and also three stairs of blood on the right palm—the cut was of some hours' duration; he said he had cut his thumb at eight o'clock that night while cutting some leather, but he had rubbed blood off by wiping it on the finger of the same hand—the appearance of the cut was consistent with that explanation—the stains on the right palm were dry—I was shewn this, knife; there were recent blood-stains on part of the blade and on the handle—I examined the blood through a microscope and found fat was mixed with the blood; that might be caused from any wound through fatty material—if the wound penetrated through fatty material, it would account for what I saw—a wound penetrating the abdominal wall would meet with fatty matter in its course—I was also shewn this piece of paper, upon which were moist blood-stains—I microscopically examined and found the stains consisted of blood and fat—the prisoner said he had been drinking; his condition was consistent with it in my opinion, but at the same time he was not drunk; he was perfectly well able to understand and answer any question that was put to him and to walk perfectly straight—I made my examination about one a.m.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>: When the knife was shown to me it was closed—I opened and examined it—the area of the knifo blade at ihe point corres
<lb/>ponds with the mark on the Pece of paper—a cicular hole was punched in</p>
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<p>the middle of the stain on the paper, and the piece of paper punched out was examined microscopically, and abundant traces of fat and blood were found—the stain was dry—it is possible that the prisoner wiped the knife on this piece of paper.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The point of the knife was free from blood, and that made me try and see if the point of the knife fitted with the stain, and I found they harmonized.</p>
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<lb/>perance Hospital on September 11th when at 11.15 p.m. the deceased was brought there in a collapsed and unconscious condition—I found an incised wound on the left side, about three inches below the margin of the ribs, about one inch from the middle line—he lived 10 or 15 minutes after his admission—on the following Tuesday I made a
<hi rend="italic">post-mortem</hi> examination—I found that the incised wound was about three-quarters of an inch long; it had penetrated the abdominal wall, both walls of the stomach and also the aorta, and the point of the knife had just impinged on the vertebral column—the wound was about three inches long—a wound of that character would have caused very considerable internal hemorrhage, and there was a great deal—it was from the shock following such a wound that the man died—the case must have been hopeless from the first—the wound I found could have been caused by such a knife as this—I should say the knife was held with the cutting edge upwards—there were cuts on the deceased's clothes corresponding with the wound exactly—making allowance for the clothes he was wearing, considerable force must have been used to inflict such a wound—he had corduroy trousers, which came up very high in the waist—the knife had gone through those and a flannelette shirt—his waistcoat was not cut.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Crost-examined.</hi> In my opinion the cut must have been the result of a horizontal blow with the cutting edge of the knife upwards.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18971122-name-147" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH GILBERT</persName> </hi>. I am 75 years old, and I have lived at Bishop's Stainton, in Devonshire, all my life—I knew Samuel Kimber, the prisoner's grandfather—he lived in the same village with me—his wife supported him during the latter years of his life, as he was quite insane—he was quite a lunatic; he was incapable of doing anything for himself—at one time he had been a gentleman's servant; after that he was round the neighbourhood, and did not go far—he died, and was buried in the churchyard—his son, Henry, went into the service of a gentleman, to whom my father was servant for 40 years; they were in service together—Henry Kimber had to come home and go into the Devonshire Lunatic Asylum—he died there, and was afterwards brought back to be buried in the village—after the death of his father and mother, Henry Samuel Kimber, the prisoner, lived with his grandmother till he came to London.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The grandfather, Samuel, was never in confinement—there were no asylums so many years ago as that—they did not take any notice of his going about, because he was perfectly harmless—he had six children; Henry Kimber was one—the prisoner has a brother.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I knew no relations of the grandfather—he was not considered dangerous—he once tore a raw fowl to pieces—he was never violent.</p>
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<interp inst="t18971122-name-148" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK SAUNDERS</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to the Devon County Asylum, Axminster—I have been there 27 years—Henry Kimber was received into that asylum in 1862—he was quite insane, and suffering from melancholia—he died at the Asylum on August 9, 1862, of general paralysis of the insane.</p>
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<interp inst="t18971122-name-149" type="given" value="WILLLIAM"/>WILLLIAM TOWNSEND</persName> </hi>. I live at Bishop's Stainton—I have known the prisoner since he was a boy—after the death of his father in the lunatic asylum he lived with his grandmother—I knew him well—he was always a quiet, well-conducted, rather reserved young man—he left the place with a very good character when he came up to join the police
<lb/>force whea he was 19 or 20—after he was in the force I saw him once or twice—after he had to retire on account of the state of his health he came to Devonshire—the first time I saw him I knew him at once—about three years after that, in September last year, he came to see me again, and he was then so changed for the worse in his appearance and manner that I did not know him when he came to the door—I knew his voice—he had aged very much, and he seemed to be lost in his mind when he came in—when a young man he used to lodge with me—he has changed very much indeed in appearance during the last few years.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He was very sober when I knew him, well conducted, and always rather reserved—I never heard he had lately given way to drink—I did not know it in September, 1896.</p>
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<interp inst="t18971122-name-150" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CHEESEWRIGHT</persName> </hi>. I have known Kimber for 10 years—I knew his wife—all the time I knew him he was a quiet, inoffensive man—his wife unfortunately drank very much—I have noticed a great change in his appearance of late, in his face and eyes, and in wandering about, in conversation—about four months ago I went to see a man named Claridge, who is charged with murder, and is in the lunatic ward of the infirmary, and he reminded me, in the eyes and conversation and everything, of Kimber—I had the conversation with the prisoner about a month before this murder.</p>
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<interp inst="t18971122-name-151" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HODGE</persName> </hi>. I have known the prisoner for the last five years—he always appeared a very quiet, inoffensive man—within the last 12 months I have noticed a change in his appearance and manner—the strangeness of his conversation has attracted my attention—he drank, but I never saw him take a very great deal—he could walk very well, but I noticed by what he said—I was speaking to a friend of mine about the disease of the potato crop 40 years ago, and the prisoner said, "I have seen some very large potatoes"—I said, "How large have you seen them?"—he said, "I have seen such potatoes that a quartern loaf was nothing to the size of them"—I said, "I think you are talking very foolish"—he said, "I am not talking of English grown potatoes"—I said, "I don't know where they came from, but I have never seen potatoes so large as a quartern loaf"—he said, "Well, I don't know; perhaps I have a little exaggerated"—I thought perhaps he was a little out of his mind, and that he had been drinking a little when he said that.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence in Reply.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18971122-name-152" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SCOTT</persName> </hi>. I am the Medical Officer at Holloway Prison, into which the prisoner was received on September 13th, 1897—in consequence of instructions, I made him a subject for special observation—the case was postponed from last Session to this, and he has been under my</p>
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<p>observation for something over two months—he has been quiet and rational in his conduct, though he has appeared rather nervous and depressed mentally—rather more nervous, but not more depressed than a person ordinarily is who stands committed for trial on a charge of murder, except at the period when he received intelligence of his wife's death—he appeared to feel the death of his wife very keenly, and to realize the loss he had sustained—during the whole time he has been under my observation I could not find evidence of legal insanity, and I think he has been in a condition to appreciate the nature and character of an act he was doing, and to realize that it was wrong—I have read the evidence in this case, and have been present in Court during the greater part of this trial, and I have seen and heard nothing to lead me to think that he was actually legally insane on September 11th.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The legal definition of insanity is that a person does not-realize the nature or quality of an act he has committed, and does not know it is wrong—there are very many people in confinement now who know an act is wrong and still do it—the test I apply is the definition of legal insanity—the prisoner is prematurely old—in the case of a man whose father and grandfather died between 40 and 50, one of imbecility and the other of general paralysis, there is more probability that he inherits some mental weakness—bodily health has a considerable bearing on mental health; a man in good bodily health is less likely to be affected mentally—the prisoner told me that while in the force he ruptured a blood-vessel and spat blood a good deal afterwards—I should not describe him as a man of strong mental power—if he bad any tendency to insanity in his constitution, the fact of his health breaking down would probably aggravate whatever the tendency was—he said that during the last 12 months his wife's health had been a source of great worry and anxiety to him—the earlier symptoms of melan
<lb/>cholia would be nervousness and depression—a man might suffer from a delusion of which there would be no trace shortly afterwards—a very common variety of delusion where a person's mind is giving way, is that he is the subject of persecution, and is being followed and spoken to in the street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He has had no fit or anything of that kind while under my care; he has complained of certain feelings which I have watched, because they were somewhat of an epileptic character, he had no attack of epilepsy—speaking of his wife before and after her death, he gave a fairly collected account, but he spoke more slowly and foolishly than I should have expected from a man who had held such a position in the police-force—I heard he had been drinking for 18 months—drinking for 18 months to frequent excess would probably dull the intellect in a person prone to mental weakness.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Death.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, November</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1897.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">During the progress of the case the</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps"> THE RECORDER</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, November</hi> 24
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<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18971122-name-161" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES READ</persName> </hi>. I live at 6, Crescent's Place, King's Cross—on Sunday, October 31st, I was a school-boy—I was with these boys, who are friends of mine—they have left school—about 2.30 we went to a boy Luther's house, and I bought a pistol of Luther for 3s.—Bond and Leader were with me—Luther gave me some bullets, or cartridges, and a ramrod—we went down the Essex Road, because there was a war on, and we went to fight the boys in Grosvenor Street—we failed to find them, and came back to the Pentonville Road—we arranged to meet again and I went home to dinner in Pentonville—about six p.m. I met Bond, Leader, and Charley Parsons—we went down the Essex Road again, and failed to find the boys—Bond said, "I mean to shoot some
<lb/>body before I go home to-night"—he had said "Let me look at the pistol," and I let him look at it, but he would not give it back to me—I gave him some cartridges—then we came back to a coal-shed and saw four boys—we stood at the shed, and some boy asked for a light, and a boy gave one, and the pistol went off—there was no fight—I told the Magistrate that "Bond said. 'I mean to shoot someone before I go home to-night'"—I saw Bond fire at the boy—we ran away, and Parsons</p>
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<p>said he saw a bjy fall down and cry in the Pentonville Road—Bond gave me back the pistol—I sold it to a boy, Rowley, on the Monday night following for 1s., but he has not paid me—before Bond fired the pistol I did not hear anybody say any
<lb/>thing—Leader said, "Fire," just before Bond fired—I said to Bond, "You may get us locked up if you keep on showing the pistol"—I have not heard of boys being sent to prison for shooting—I read in the papers about the little girl being shot—I never said "Fire"—I did not ask anyone to fight.</p>
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<interp inst="t18971122-name-162" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES PARSONS</persName> </hi>, I live at 78, Southampton Street, Pentonville—I work at an engineer's shop—I am 15 years old—I know the prisoners—on October 31st I was with them and Read in Pentonville—we went to Grosvenor Street to fight some boys—Read had a pistol—a boy, Sloper, gave us some cartridges—we had one tin each—not finding the Grosvenor Street boys we came back to Pentonville—we went down Henry Street—Read had given Bond the pistol—Bond fired it—some boys were standing at the coal-shed and we went up to them—either Read or Leader asked for a light—then I saw Bond fire—he pointed it at a boy about two yards off—I had heard nothing about fighting—I was the last to run away when I saw the boy was shot in the leg—I saw him staggering—I did not hear anyone say "Fire"—I am not deaf—the cartridges were the same kind as these.</p>
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<interp inst="t18971122-name-163" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD WHITTINGTON</persName> </hi>. I am house physician at the Royal Free Hospital—Webb was brought to the hospital about eight p.m. on Sun
<lb/>day, October 31st—I examined him—I found two wounds on the right thigh—one appeared to be the entrance, and the other the exit wound made by a bullet about the eize of this bullet, going through his leg—it went through the fleshy part, if it had gone through the femoral artery it might have been fatal—his leg is still bandaged, but the wound is practically healed—I believe there is no muscular injury.</p>
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<interp inst="t18971122-name-164" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ROBINSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>). On Tuesday, November 2nd, about five p.m., I arrested Bond at Wyman's printing works, Lincoln's Inn Fields, where he was employed—I told him he would be charged with shooting a boy at Pentonville on the Sunday—he said it was only an accident—I took him to King's Cross police-station, where he was charged—he said, "I told the boy to look out before the pistol went off; Charley Read lent me the pistol, and gave me two boxes of cartridges, I gave the cartridges to Mrs. Foster, 9, Derry Street, Gray's Inn Road, where I lodge, to mind for me"—shortly afterwards I went to 9, Derry Street, where the boy lodged, and received these two boxes of cartridges.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18971122-name-165" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER SELBY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Constable</hi>). About 6.30 p.m. on November 2nd, I arrested Leader in the Pentonville Road—I told him he would be charged with being concerned in
<lb/>wounding a lad on Sunday evening in Henry Street—he said, "It is a lie, I was not there, somebody is getting it up for me"—I took him to the station where he was charged—he made no reply—he has been in a situation about 12 months at a wood chopper's, a paper stainer's, and doing a little work as a trace-horse boy to a tramway company—he has a mother but no father, and is the youngest of a family—Bond has a father who turned him out, and he lives at Derry Street.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18971122-name-166" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK LUTHER</persName> </hi>. I live at 42, Winchester Street—I am a trace-horse</p>
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<p>boy for a tramway company—Bond has been in similar employ
<lb/>ment for the 'buses—on Sunday, October 31st, I sold a pistol to Read for 3s.—Bond was with me—it was a one-chamber Deringer—I bought it to sell again—I gave 2d. for it—it was shorter than the Deringer produced, but the same style—I do not belong to the gang of boys who go about shooting one another—I have never been in such a gang—I never heard of them—I read in the papers of the little girl being shot—I am 19 years old.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Bond's defence: I</hi> did not mean to do it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for Bond.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MRS. BOND</hi>. I am a widow—Bond is my youngest of a family of 10—most of my children are married, but I have at home three girls and this boy—he is a good boy and never gives a saucy answer—he has passed his school standard, and been at work—he was sent for to work three days last week—he was 14 last October.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He came home to dinner and to tea on Sunday, October 31st, and went out again—he came about 10.30 p.m. to his sister s.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Leader's defence</hi>: Read fired through some windows, then at some
<lb/>thing in a field, then he shot at a cat and the pistol would not go off, and the cat ran away. A little while after I went home Then he said, "I'm going to sell the pistol for 1s."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18971122-name-167" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18971122-name-167" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES READ</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). Parsons and I fired through a ware-House window in Alfred Place, King's Cross—I did not fire at a cat.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">NOT GUILTY</hi> </rs>.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of Unlawfully wounding.</hi> </rs> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">added that they thought Head should have been in the dock.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">INSPECTOR MORGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">stated that within an area of about a mile of this occurrence about</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">persons under</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">years old have been charged with possessing firearms and, in some cases, inflicting injury.</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BOND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-34-18971122 t18971122-34-punishment-32"/>Fourteen Days' Imprisonment</rs> and
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-34-18971122 t18971122-34-punishment-33"/>Three Years in a Reformatory</rs> </hi>,</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. OLIVER</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18971122-name-170" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER WHITE</persName> </hi>. I am an Inspector of the London Road Car Company and live in Rosslyn Road, Shoreditch—on Saturday, October 23rd, I was at the corner of New Inn Yard about 9.45 p.m.—I heard a police
<lb/>man's whistle—I saw the prisoner and four others followed by the constable and the prosecutor—I heard him say, "Stop thief"—I took hold of him—a crowd gathered—several attempts were made to rescue him—I went to the station with him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He went to the station quietly—the crowd were trying to get hold of the prisoner's arm—I was forcing them back—they called out several things—I heard, "I shall let you have it"—they were trying to get between the prisoner and me—there was no attempt by the prisoner to get away—the locality is a rough part and there is a class who will attempt to rescue a prisoner whether they know him or not.</p>
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<interp inst="t18971122-name-171" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY WICK</persName> </hi> (211
<hi rend="italic">G</hi>). I was on duty on October 23rd about 9.45 p.m. at the corner of New Inn Yard—I was attracted by a crowd, and saw the prisoner; followed by three others, running down New Inn Yard,</p>
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<p>and shouting "Stop thief"—I blew my whistle—I caught the prisoner at the corner of New Inn Yard, and asked him what he was running lor—he said, "I am not the thief; I am running after the thief"—a large crowd assembled—on the way to the station there was an attempt to rescue the prisoner—he walked quietly to the station—the three others were 10 or 20 yards behind—White and the three prisoners were shouting "Stop thief"—the prosecutor came up to me at the corner of New Inn Yard, and made motions that he had lost his hat—I have found that he is employed in a respectable situation and bears a good character—he had a new cap in his hand.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I saw no one running in front of the prisoner.</p>
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<persName id="t18971122-name-172" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18971122-name-172" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18971122-name-172" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM JOYCE</persName> </hi>. [
<hi rend="italic">This witness was deaf and dumb and uneducated, and his evidence was interpreted by signs.</hi>] I am a porter, living at the corner of New Inn Road, Whitechapel—on Saturday, October 23rd, the prisoner hit me under the chin, caught me by the throat, knocked me down, unbuttoned my coat, caught hold of my waistcoat and took my watch and chain away—I had seen the prisoner before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There were four men round me, who ran off—I next saw the prisoner in the hands of the police—he had one cap—it was on his head.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<persName id="t18971122-name-173" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18971122-name-173" type="given" value="ERNEST"/>ERNEST BARWICK</persName> </hi>. I am a paper hanger, of 28, Mildmay Street—I know the prisoner—I met him on Saturday, October 23rd, about nine p.m. at his house—I went with him to Jenkins's, 166, High Street about 9.45 p.m.—he bought a cap and put it in his pocket—I left him at the shop door—there was a
<hi rend="italic">row</hi> and we heard a whistle blow and I saw no more of him—half an hour afterwards I heard of his being taken into custody from a description of him—the following Monday I went to the police-court and gave information—I told the Magistrate what I knew.—I have known the prisoner for four or five years.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I generally meet him at his house—when he saw the
<hi rend="italic">row</hi> he said, "Halloa, what is up "; and went down the road to see the
<hi rend="italic">row</hi>—I waited for him quite half an hour—I saw him put the cap in his pocket—the court in New Inn Yard is about a quarter of a mile from the shop—he bought the hat inside the shop—I saw the cap on the Monday in Court—it was wrapped in paper—he asked me if I recognized it—it had the same name on it—I was told a
<hi rend="italic">chap</hi> wearing a white flower in his coat had been locked up—the prisoner had a white flower—I informed his mother, who sent to inquire about one o'clock on Sunday when I first heard of the robbery of the watch and chain.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18971122-name-174" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18971122-name-174" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY WICK</persName> </hi> (211
<hi rend="italic">G) re-examined.</hi> The shop referred to is 30 to 50 yards from the place of the robbery—the prisoner had a cap in his hand when taken into custody—it was not in paper—it is not here—it was not shown in paper in Court—it was shown.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received</hi> a
<hi rend="italic">good character.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">added that he left the, Court without a stain on his character.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MACMAHON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<persName id="t18971122-name-177" type="witnessName">
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<p>I am manager to a boot and shoe shop in Commercial Street, Whitechapel—on Saturday, October 23rd, I saw the prisoner with a male and two females in a public-house in Pitfield Street—I looked at my watch for the time, when I left the house it was 11.45—the prisoner was standing in the corner of the bar—when I had got about 100 yards away the prisoner, who had followed me, struck me on the head—he came in front of me—I became unconscious from loss of blood—his blow felled me to the ground—I was rescued by a constable—I saw the prisoner's face before he struck me—I lost a gold Albert chain, two gold Indian Moor coins £5 from my left-hand pocket, 10s. from my right-hand pocket, and, my watch.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My watch was silver—I gave the prisoner into custody for having stolen my watch, value £20—that was at the station, a quarter of an hour or 20 minutes afterwards—I corrected my statement at the time; the following morning—I had been carrying a gold watch, but I had left it at Tottenham, at a house opposite my residence, and was carrying a silver one—I did not go into that public-house at nine—I may have said nine, but it could not be nine—I said "On Saturday about nine I recollect going into a public-house, I saw the prisoner in there, in the private bar with two females" that is correct—I am not quite certain it was nine—I have not discussed the time with anybody—I made a mistake as to the time—I do not go to business on a Saturday—I had been to West Green, Tottenham—I had been transacting business—I was not the worse for drink—I was charged at the Worship Street Police Court the next morning with being drunk—I was discharged—I said, "I looked at my watch in the public-house"—I described my watch as a gold one—it did not look like a gold one in the public-house—I was not taking that amount of notice—I could tell it was 11.45 when I looked at it—I said, "I looked at my watch; it was then about nine as well as I can remember"—that is correct—I was not in the public-house till 11.45—I was there some time—I think I am sober now—I told the Magistrate that the last time I saw my watch, was nine o'clock—I saw it again at 11.45 in the same house—I cannot say how many drinks I had had—I never drink spirits—I had had two glasses of bitter ale—that is all—I had been to different houses.</p>
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<interp inst="t18971122-name-178" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY MOSS</persName> </hi>. I am a furniture polisher, of 40, Alma Street, New North Road—about 11.30 on Saturday, October 23rd, I left the Alma Music-hall with two of my mates and went for a stroll in Pitfield Street—I saw the prosecutor the worse for drink, leaning against the shutters of a shop—I saw the prisoner and another man stand in front of him—a soldier came along and wanted to assist him but he seemed to take no notice—the prisoner and another man took him down Haberdasher Street—I went round another way and saw the prosecutor in the gutter with his face downwards and the prisoner running across the road, followed by a police-constable—the other man ran in another direction—I picked the prosecutor up—his head was cut—a constable brought the prisoner back—the place was not well lighted—I can swear to the prisoner—I next saw him at Worship Street—I assisted the constable.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not know the prisoner—I thought there was something wrong and went down the next turning—my mates' names are</p>
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<p>Bennett and Chenille—I have been in trouble for kicking a football in a public street, not for assaulting the police—I was taken before a Magistrate at Worship Street and bound over not to do it again—I said the policeman was drunk who took me; the Magistrate said he was not—that was all the same occasion—the prosecutor was insensible when I went up—I did not see the man Spencer—I cannot identify the man who was with the prisoner—I saw a woman the other side of the road.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18971122-name-179" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18971122-name-179" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK GRIFFITHS</persName> </hi> (77
<hi rend="italic">G</hi>). On October 23rd, about 12.30, I was on duty in Singleton Street—I saw the prisoner and the prosecutor struggling on the footway—I heard a shout, "Take your hand out of my pocket?"—I saw the prisoner strike the prosecutor on the upper part of his body—the prosecutor fell and laid on his face—I was 20 yards off—I did not for the moment realize what happened—the prisoner ran and partly walked across the road to a woman—I caught hold of him when he had reached the woman—I said, "What have you been doing to that man?"—he said,
<hi rend="italic">" I</hi> know nothing about it, I am going home from work with my wife"—I took him back where I saw the witness who partly picked the man up—the prosecutor said, "That is the man—he has got my watch and chain"—I took the prisoner to the station—he said, "I was walking along the street when the constable took me"—the woman walked away—the prisoner gave a name and address where I found he did not live—" Charles Thomas, 3, Vincent Street,"</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner did not give me the address" 3A Block, Vincent Street, Staff Street"—there is no such block—(
<hi rend="italic">A rent-book was produced, on which was</hi> "3A.
<hi rend="italic">Block, Staff Street."</hi>)—Staff Street is within 30 yards of Vincent Street—I can see that these envelopes (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) have been through the post, "3A Block, Vincent Street," and "3, Vincent Street"—I ascertained afterwards that the prisoner's address was "3, Little A Block, Staff Street"—I first saw the prisoner, not walking by, but "locked together" with the prosecutor—I saw no other man—the prisoner went quietly with me to the station—I was on the same side of the road when I saw him—his back was towards me—he walked away from me and towards the woman—he commenced running, but broke into a walk—I did not see Moss till I brought the prisoner back to the prosecutor—I did not see anyone with Moss—I did not stop the woman; I was single-handed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18971122-name-180" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD SPENCER</persName> </hi>. I am a pamphlet binder, of 89, Crondall Street, St. John's Road—I have employed the prisoner to collect accounts, and as porter, over two years—he was a trustworthy servant, and had the keys of my warehouse at 94, Tabernacle Street—I met him at 9.30 on this night at the bottom of Pitfield Street, had several drinks with him, and left him at the corner of Crondall Street—I was with him till closing time walking about—I think his address is Little A Block, Vincent Street—I have been, and know where to find it—he has lived there some time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not remember string the prosecutor that, night—I know Haberdasher Street—there is a dark turning—it is about 200 yards from where I left the prisoner—my wife was with me, but not in the public-house: no one else.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> When I left him he was alone—I did not see the prisoner's wife that night.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KENWICK</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18971122-name-183" type="given" value="ALBERT JOHN"/>ALBERT JOHN SLADY</persName> </hi>. I live at Hale Lodge, Edgware—on November 6th, about 7.45 p.m., I was in the Green Man public-house at Hale, Edgware, when the prisoner entered the bar—I have seen him before—he was refused to be served, and went out—I had heard a dispute between him and the landlord about holding a gentleman's horse, and the prisoner used abusive language—the landlord ordered him away, and he refused to go—the prisoner said, "All right, my f—, I'll be level with you if I get five years for this"—a few minutes afterwards he added, "I will do you an injury before the morning"—I said, "I think you will get into trouble if you stop about here, I think you had better get off"—he went towards Edgware, and I followed as far as Hale Lodge, where I live, and went in at the gate—that is about 200 yards from the public—I heard him threatening, and followed about 20 yards further, and I saw him within three or four yards of a rick on the same side of the way as our house, and in a field adjoining about 100 yards from Hale Lodge—I then went back and went indoors—in a few minutes I heard somebody call fire—I went out and into the field, and saw a very large hay-rick alight, some police officers and a few more people—some men were pulling the barbed fencing down—I was talking to the officers when the prisoner came from behind the rick and said to the people and officers generally, "Here is Hennessey, what time did you see me here?I was not here at eight o'clock"—that was a few minutes past eight—six or seven minutes had elapsed since I last saw him—about eight I had heard the cry of fire—I had mentioned his name to the officers.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner.</hi> I had walked about a mile further on.</p>
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<interp inst="t18971122-name-184" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES EDWARDS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective S</hi>). On Saturday, November 6th, I was in Hale Lane about 8.5 p.m. I heard the cry of fire—I went in that I direction and saw a hay-rick on fire—I had got over the gate into the field, and saw three men beating the rick which had recently been lit, trying to put it out—I went round the rick for the purpose of sending someone for assistance, when I saw the prisoner—I said, "Halloa, what are you doing here?" and went out in to the road, where I found assistance had been sent for—about half an hour afterwards I obtained information as to the prisoner's remarks about the landlord of the public-house close by, whose field is on the other side of the road—the rick belongs to Mr. Murphy—I charged the prisoner when I found him on the Monday morning sleeping in an out-house in a field at Kingsbury about two miles away with his two brothers, I said, "Mike, get up" (I knew him) "I am going to take you to Edgware; no doubt you will be charged with setting fire to Mr. Murphys's rick"—he made no reply.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You did not ask me "What for?" and I did not say it was" about the fire at Edgware to see if they can recognize you; that's all."</p>
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<interp inst="t18971122-name-185" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BROWN</persName> </hi>. I reside at Hale—on November 6th, about eight p.m., I was near the Green Man public-house—I heard the prisoner say to Mr. Gill, the publican, "I will be upside with you before morning if I get four or five years for it"—that means level with him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I went afterwards into the field—I did not see you till you were in the field.</p>
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<interp inst="t18971122-name-186" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HOOK</persName> </hi>. I reside at Downs Farm, Deansbrook Lane, Edgware—on November 6th I worked for Mr. Gill from three till about eight p.m., when the fire occurred—about 8.15 p.m. Hennessey was arguing a point with a geutleman over holding a horse—the prisoner made a disturbance, and Mr. Gill, the landlord, was sent for—Mr. Gill ordered him off the ground, and then put him off by the back entrance—I went away to fetch my coat—the prisoner went into the front bar—he called Mr. Gill all the f—bastards he could think of, and said "I will do five years for you," and "I will do you an injury, you f—old bastard"—he was sober enough to know what he was doing—I saw him go away—the next thing I heard was a cry that the rick was on fire—when I saw it blaze up I was at the corner of the lane—about five minutes after I left the Green Man I heard the cry of fire—when I got there they were clearing the barbed wire fence for the firemen, and the prisoner helped between me and Edwards—the rick was partially burned.</p>
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<interp inst="t18971122-name-187" type="surname" value="MURPHY"/>
<interp inst="t18971122-name-187" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT MURPHY</persName> </hi>. I live at Hale Brook House, Edgware—I was informed that the rick was on fire—I went directly afterwards and found it in flames—it belongs to my brother Mr. Cullen Murphy—there were about 50 loads of hay, valued at about £200—the whole was damaged—what was left was useless, being mouldy through the water.</p>
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<interp inst="t18971122-name-188" type="given" value="THOMAS ECHERING"/>THOMAS ECHERING GILL</persName> </hi>. I keep the Green Man public-house, Hendon—on November 6th my attention was called to a row in the stable-yard—I went out and saw the prisoner in altercation with a gentleman about a horse—he had no right on the premises, and I asked him to leave—he used bad language, and would not leave, and I turned him away—he pulled his belt off, and said, "All right, you b—, if I get five years for it I will be level with you before the morning"—I did not know his name—I have seen him in the village.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, stated that he was a mile away when the rick was on fire and ran back to it, and stood looking on.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18971122-37-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>*—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, November</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th, and</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">Friday, November</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1897.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CHARLES MATHEWS, BODKIN</hi> and
<hi rend="smallCaps">HEWITT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEOGHEGAN</hi> and
<hi rend="smallCaps">HUGHES</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Morgan and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STRONG</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Moor.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18971122-name-193" type="given" value="GEORGE INGLIS"/>GEORGE INGLIS BOYLE</persName> </hi>. I om an official from the London Bankruptcy Court—I produce a file referring to a petition against Edward Morgan of 11, Poultry and 13, Greencroft Gardens, Hampstead, stockbroker and insurance agent, who was adjudged bankrupt on December 12th, 1895—an original and an amended statement of affairs were filed—the amended one shows assets £2,095 9s. 6d., scheduled as bad debts—there were no other assets, except £30 for office furniture, but after deducting creditors for rent, nothing is left—the liabilities were £3,012 18s. 11d., and that amount is given as the deficiency—the examination was concluded on February 14th, 1896; he has never applied for his discharge.</p>
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<interp inst="t18971122-name-194" type="given" value="SAMUEL VERLANDER"/>SAMUEL VERLANDER BROOK</persName> </hi>. I am in business at 35, Lavender Hill—in January, 1896, I saw this advertisement in the
<hi rend="italic">Daily Chronicle</hi> referring to the Bourse Finance Company, Bourse Buildings—I wrote, and got a reply, and then gave some instructions, and sent a cheque for £5 for a share in a syndicate which the Bourse Finance Company were forming at that time, as I understood—a little while afterwards I got, as the profit on that share, a cheque for £9, drawn by Morgan and Sachwell—that cheque was duly met—in March, 1896, I received a com
<lb/>munication from the Bourse Finance Company, and I gave them instructions to purchase Midland Ordinary Stock—and sent £10—I received this letter, dated March, 1896, signed, "The Bourse Finance Company.—E.M."—acknowledging the receipt of £10, and including a contract note for the purchase of Midland Ordinary Stock, the £10 I sent was for cover—I received another letter, dated March 7th (
<hi rend="italic">Acknowledging receipt of cheque for</hi> £5,
<hi rend="italic">and stating that they had bought Mialands, and enclosed contract note</hi>)—that was in consequence of instructions from me to buy some further Midlands—I received this letter after the Mid
<lb/>March account, showing my position, and a balance due to me of £8 1s. 5d., and asking me for £2 16s. 3d. as contango, at the rate of three-eigths percent.—I sent a cheque for £2 16s. 3d.—I received this letter, dated March 18th (
<hi rend="italic">Saying that Midlands had gone down, that they had covered his</hi> £500
<hi rend="italic">one percent., thinking it quite right to follow the stock, and asking for cheque for</hi> £5)—I sent that cheque, and received an acknowledgment, signed "The Bourse Finance Company"—on March 30th I got this letter asking for £7 10s. as further cover on the purchase of the £500 and £250 Midlands—I sent that cheque, and received this acknowledgment (
<hi rend="italic">The letter added, that as he said he was short of ready cash, if he sent acceptance for</hi> £20
<hi rend="italic">or</hi> £30
<hi rend="italic">they would work the stock for him on obtaining his leave to</hi> do
<hi rend="italic">so, and should only charge him four percent, and a small commission.</hi>)—I gave them this acceptance for £25, payable three months after date at the London and County Bank, Clapham Junction—it was drawn to the order of Sachwell & Co., and endorsed Sachwell & Co.—it was presented at my bankers and met by me—in sending that, I gave instructions for the purchase of 500 more Midlands—this is the letter acknowledging mine (
<hi rend="italic">Stating that they had carried over the stock, and enclosed a statement; and that they had bought</hi> 500
<hi rend="italic">more Midlands as per contract enclosed, and would buy mort as opportunity offered</hi>)—at the end of the month I got this account, and then I got the</p>
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<p>other account up to April 17th—about that time I went to the office of the Bourse Finance Company, and saw Morgan and Sachwell—they both spoke about the Midland Stock, and gave me to understand that they had taken it up, and wanted me to provide more funds in order that they might carry on the transaction—in pursuance of that request I accepted this other bill for £25, payable to the order of, and endorsed, Sachwell p.p. Bourse Finance Company E. Morgan, manager—that bill was paid at its due date by me—in August, 1896, I got this letter, enclosing the account 10 date—(
<hi rend="italic">the letter stated that in order to save the contango, and kept the stock open, they had decided it would be better to take up the Midlands, and enclosed two bills for</hi> £25
<hi rend="italic">each at four months, which they asked him to accept and return)—I</hi> accepted this bill for £25 at four months, drawn and endorsed by E. Morgan & Co.—I think it was taken up from the discounters by some cheques that Morgan obtained from a firm of Aylmer, money that was owing, and I think Morgan took it up—about September, 1896, Morgan came to me and told me he had left Sachwell, and he wanted some money—I asked him about the Midlands, and whether he had received the dividend—he said, "No," and he wanted me to accept another bill in order that he might make up the' amount of deposit in taking up this stock, as the original deposit was supposed to be 10 percent.—he brought this bill with him for £23 14s. 6d., dated September 25th, 1896, at three months, drawn by E. Morgan, and endorsed by E. Morgan and 8. A. Cobbett—I accepted, and afterwards paid it—on the same day, September 25th, I got this letter (
<hi rend="italic">Headed</hi>, "
<hi rend="italic">Care of Mr. Moor. Memorandum from</hi> 2,
<hi rend="italic">Pancras Lane, Queen Street," signed E. Morgan, and stating that the above was his address</hi>)—I had not heard of Moor before, or of that address—I went to 2, Pancras Lane, between September and December, and saw Moor and Morgan there—I had conversation with Moor in reference to my purchase; he said he did not know much about it, but that Morgan would make it all right with me, and act straightforward, and make all these transactions right at the "end—I went there several times; some
<lb/>times he told me Morgan was short of money—very often when I went I saw Moor, and Morgan came in sometimes when I was waiting—there was nothing on the door, but inside the door was a plate to direct you with the name Mercantile Investment and Trading Company, and F. R. Moor was also up in the lobby, I think—the office was one room on the top floor—in December, 1896, this bill for £26 14s. 6d. was sent me through the post by Morgan; I think it was filled up, but I cannot say—I accepted it—(
<hi rend="italic">This was a three months' bill, drawn by E. Morgan, and endorsed E. Morgan and S. A. Cobbett</hi>)—on January 13th, 1897, 'I received this letter from 2, Pancras Lane (
<hi rend="italic">Signed Morgan, and stating, that last night, when clearing his pocket of old papers, he had burnt Brook's bill, and that he now enclosed a new one, which he would please fill up and return</hi>)—this bill was enclosed—I believed the statements in the letter and accepted the bill (
<hi rend="italic">This was dated September</hi> 28th, 1896,
<hi rend="italic">at three months for</hi> £23 14s. 6d.,
<hi rend="italic">and drawn and endorsed by E. Morgan</hi>)—I paid that at the due date—on December 26th, I think Moor called at my house, and said that Morgan wanted money, and he had brought a bill for me to accept; he wanted £50—I demurred a great deal, but at the end, on his assurances, I accepted it—he did not say</p>
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<p>definitely what Moor wanted it for—it was for £50 drawn by Morgan, and at three months—Morgan sent it back to me after a little while, and it was cancelled—I accepted also this bill for £34 17s., drawn and endorsed by Moor & Co.—I said I would not accept another bill till I had the £50 bill back, and he sent it back, and I accepted another, which is this £34 17s. bill, I think—I did not notice the drawer—at the end of March or beginning of April in the next year, Morgan came to my house and asked to see me privately—I took him into my room, and he brought out a prospectus, and showed me this, I understood that he was forming the United Founds s' Company—he said he was getting together, I think, £500, and he had had this cheque of Evans handed to him, which he was not to use till he got the othrrs—he said Evans was a J.P., and gave me to understand that he was a man of means—I thought J.P.'s were men of position—he produced this cheque drawn by H. R. Evans on the Notting Hill Branch of the South Western Bank in favour of the United Founders' Company for £100, and dated April 27th, 1897—Morgan said he could not get the money for it till he had got the other huudreds—he asked me to keep it as security for a £50 Bill he wanted me to accept—he produced this blank bill, which he ultimately filled up for £45 (
<hi rend="italic">This was drawn and accepted by Morgan & Co. and accepted by Brook at three months</hi>—I accepted the bill after a long talk—he left the cheque with me, with this letter, after I demurred (
<hi rend="italic">The letter, dated April</hi> 29th,
<hi rend="italic">stated that in Consideration of Brook signing the acceptance for</hi> £45,
<hi rend="italic">Morgan deposited with him, on behalf of the United Founders, a clieque for</hi> £100)—I had seen the prospectus before I accepted the bill; I glanced at it—it was headed, "The United Founders Association, Limited, capital £10,000; among the directors were H. R. Evans, Esq., J.P., and Morgan, Esq.; offices, 2, Pnncras Lane; Secretary, F. Moor, Esq."—I did not notice there was no banker's name on it, or that the application for shares was to the Directors of the United Founders' Association, Limited—I gave my bill for £45—it has been presented by the firm of Messrs. Bode & Co., as discounters—I have not met it, and I am being sued on it by Messrs. Bode; the action is pending—when I gave that bill, I believed the cheque was a good one and that the United Founders' Association was all
<hi rend="italic">bona-fide;</hi> I took Morgan's word—after that date I wrote several letters to Morgan. (
<hi rend="italic">These were read</hi>: 4
<hi rend="italic">letter of May</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1897,
<hi rend="italic">stated that he was exceedingly disappointed at not receiving any cash according to promise; that he was in a most unsatisfactory condition, and wanted the Midland Stock cleared up, and complaining of the Defendants' treatment of him. Morgan's reply to this was dated May 7th; "Dear Sir, only just received your letter of the 5th, why this upsets will write you later." On May 8th Brook wrote that his liabilities he found were greater than he anticipated and that he wanted the last</hi> £50
<hi rend="italic">for business purposes, and he had long ago given his orders to sell the Midlands; other letters followed begging the Defendants' to have respect for his feelings and anxiety, as his creditors were pressing him.</hi>) A bill for £25 referred to in those letters was one he had obtained from me a little while previously—I filled in a blank form, and later on he wrote and told me it was only £15 he had filled it in for—I then sent him another £10, and afterwards I found out it was not a £15 but</p>
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<p>a £25 bill—I received a letter from Bodé & Co., and from Mr. Cobbets—this letter from Mr. Cobbett refers to the bill for £26 14s. 6d. which was supposed to be burnt, and of which I had given a duplicate—later on I went and saw Mr. Cobbett, the is no litigation between us now—altogether I have parted with about, £270—when I accepted these bills, other than the £45 bill and the een bought by got the Midland Stock; that it really existed and had been bought by him—I noticed the expression taken up, and contango was charged.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>:
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. I had not known Aylmer before I knew Morgan, or Moor; it was after—Morgan did not introduce me to him—Aylmer speculated for me on the Stock Exchange—I know what speculating for differences means; those were my dealing with Aylmer—there have have been a great number of cheque transaction between me and Morgan—I am a loser by £270—I suppose some of those trans
<lb/>action later on were accommodation bills; I include those and every
<lb/>thing, with the £270-after Morganhad told me he had burnt the bill for £26 14s. 6d. I found it was in Cobbett's hands; Morgan did not for £26 14s. 6d. I found it was in Cobbett's hands; Morgan did not tell me he had found it—he said he would hold me harmless as to it and I trusted to him—only one of those bills of and I trusted to him—only one of those bills of £26 14s. 6d. has been presented—I wrote to Cobbett and nothing more was done—I do not include the second bill for £26 14s. 6d. in the expeerience is my letters—I met one of those bills and no proceedings have been when against me in respect of the other; it has not been presented—I supposes it was in consequence of an arrangment between Cobbett and Morgan that the second one was not presented—I understand that the eight Count refers to a bill for £25 dated June 26th, 1896—two bills were given about that date, both for £25 Morgan told me in reference to the first of these that Sach well had the money—two of my bills—eachfor £25, being out, Morgan and I came to the arrangement that he should take up one and I the other, and that arrangement was carried out—I noticed that Evans' cheque for £100 was not endorsed out—that cheque has never been presented so far as I know—I called Morgant's attention to the fact that it was not endorsed—I understood they were endeavouring to raise £500 capital for the comepany—I kept Evans' cheque for £100—I did not present it, it was not endorsed and I hardly liked to pass it through my bank—Morgan said that Evans would not allow it to be used unless the £500 capital were raised—I understood from Morgan that the payment of that £100 cheque to the United Founders' Association was conditional on, the £500 being raised—he said something about my getting a bonus in the £500 was raised—I did not take much notice of it; I thought more of getting the money for my bill—I don't think that he told was that if the £500 capital were not raised he would have to return the cheque to Evans, exactly—he said he was not at liberty to use it—he said, "I have the cheque, but I am not at liberty to use it—he did not tell me who was going to find the other £400—after January, 1896, when I first saw the advertisement, there have been a good many transactions between me and Morgan, I don't think 100, or very nearly 100—reveiving cheques, paying cheques, giving bills, returning bills, and so forth, it might have been something like that.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STRONG</hi>. I had not seen Moor then—I first</p>
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<p>saw him in 1896—I can't say the date—my only real connection with him was with the £50—I have had money to bet on in that transaction—I have nothing to complain of in that, because it was made right.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> One of the two bills of £46 he paid through my bank—I had no knowledge of the existence of the other until I heard from Mr. Cobbett—this is the letter of April 20, 1897—that was my first inti
<lb/>mation of the existence of that bill, I had no notice—I did not know what name was on the bill for £47&m