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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-1" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</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, March 7th, 1898, and following days,</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE</hi> the
<hi rend="smallCaps">RIGHT HON</hi>.
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-2" type="given" value="HORATIO DAVID"/>HORATIO DAVID DAVIES</persName> </hi>, M.P.,
<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; the Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-3" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GRANTHAM</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's High Court; Sir
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-4" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH SAVORY</persName> </hi>, Bart., M.P., Alderman of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-5" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HALL</persName> </hi>, K.C.M.G., Q.G., M.P., Recorder of the said City; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOSEPH COCKFIELD DIMSDALE</hi>, Knt.,
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-6" type="given" value="GEORGE WYATT"/>GEORGE WYATT TRUSCOTT</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS PURDIE TRELOAR</hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">FREDERICK PRATT ALLISTON</hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-7" type="given" value="THOMAS VEZEY"/>THOMAS VEZEY STRONG</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-8" type="given" value="HENRY GEORGE"/>HENRY GEORGE SMALLMAN</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="t18980307-name-9" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK GREEN</persName> </hi>, Esq., Alderman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980307-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="t18980307-name-11" type="given" value="THOMAS HENRY"/>THOMAS HENRY GARDINER</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RICHARD CLARENCE HALSE</hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Under-Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">DAVIES, MAYOR. FIFTH SESSION</hi>,</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two start</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, March</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1898.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18980307-199-offence-1 t18980307-name-14"/>Edward Erlam Booth</persName> and others, and obtaining money by false pretences.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. GEOGHEGAN AND BASSETT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">NATHANIEL HOPKINS BURGH</hi>. I am a half-commision clerk to Messrs. Edward Erlam Booth and others, of Copthall Avenue, and as such I have the right to go into the Stock Exchange—I think Mr. Gird wood introduced the prisoner to me—he told me he wanted me to help him with some shares on the Stock Exchange, and he had an option in some Lake View Shares, and he wanted to know of some good solicitors—I told him of some, and advised him to consult a solicitor, as the outside broker disputed the bargain—he gave me to understand that there would be a very handsome profit of £2,000 or £3,000—he asked me to acquire some options for him, which I did—on November 12th he asked me to buy 500 shares in the Great Boldero Company, which I did—I have made an extract from my ledger which I have here—my first transaction with the prisoner was for 500 shares at 17-16th which would amount to £725 1s.—I believed him to be a man who had made a profit of between £2,000 and £3,000—when I did business with the prisoner I did not know that he was unable to pay his various landlords—I am half-commission clerk, and am responsible for half the losses, and I get half the profits—I have never heard the name "runner"—the terms are the ordinary terms of gentlemen who are engaged as I am—on November 17th, the prisoner instructed me to buy, the option, or to take up 500 Lake View Consols for the late January account—I took them up at 1-16th per share—I am out of £625 1s.—the prisoner never exercised that option—he instructed me to buy 250 shares in the West Australian Market Trust—that came to £4 12s. 9d.—this is my cheque for £4 12s. 9d.—that has been through our bankers and</p>
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<p>been duly honoured—I sold 100 Charters on December 13th—that would mean £2,724 19s.—that was the last transaction I had with the prisoner—on November 12th, these 500 shares were sold for £612 7s. showing a loss of £2,112 12s,—on December 15th, we heard he never took his option and it made me liable for £625 1s.—on December 8th, the West Australians were sold at a loss to you of £13 12s. 6d.—I was instructed to sell 100 Charters—on December 30th, I had to buy them back showing a loss of £314 14s. 3d.—the total loss has been £1,083—we have never received a farthing of that—I know his handwriting—these letters (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) are in his writing—at the time of this transaction he told me he expected a large cheque at Christmas and he proposed to operate with half of it—when he told me to buy the 100 Charters, a friend of mine was there when he said it—the prisoner told me he was going to leave London—I have written to him repeatedly but have got no answer.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Three letters from the prisoner to the witness were here read.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> These proceedings are not taken only at the instigation of Erlam Booth, there are other firms who have been let in who are paying half the costs—We have consulted our solicitors about this, and with other firms, but we should have taken proceedings in any case, their decision would not have made any difference—I did not ask Mr. Girdwood about it—I issued this warrant when I found that you were a man of absolutely no means—I discovered that you had no means when you owed me about £1,000 when I closed the account—I still believe that you are a man of no means whatever, but not when I opened business with you—I should be very glad if you were a man of means—I have not tried to stop these proceedings since I took out the warrant—I have not been advised by anyone to do so since I dis
<lb/>covered certain facts—you gave a very practical proof of your insolvency, you did not settle your debts—I do not think that anyone told me that you were insolvent—I have known Mr. Girdwood about three years—I consider him a thoroughly responsible and highly respectable gentleman—if he guaranteed anyone I should undertake business for him—if it was only on his introduction it would depend on who it was—if he was not satisfactory I should not open an account with anybody—I have never done any cover business myself—I have known Mr. Curry a good many years, perhaps six or seven—I met him at Mr. Johnson's house—I did not meet him through Mr. Girdwood—I see Mr. Girdwood two or three times a year—I cannot say if I am more often at Mr. Girdwood's office than my own, my time is my own I can be where I like—I will not say if I have acted for Mr. Gird
<lb/>wood or not—he was introduced to me about the beginning of November—he does not do any business with my firm—I do not think I wrote to Mr. Curry with regard to you—I went to him when I found I had £1,000 against you—that was after Christmas—since then you have had no other transaction with me—I closed the account—I could not close it all at once—I closed all I could—I found that the Charters were weak—when I saw Mr. Curry he told me a good many things about you—he told me that you owed him some money—he did not tell me it was all right, he told me it was all wrong—I think he said it was a matter of about £3.000 or £4,000—he told me you had married a lady with money—I believe I did write you a letter, I am not quite sure—(
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<hi rend="italic">produced and read</hi>) "4, Copthall Chambers, Stock Exchange, November 5th, 1897. Dear Sir,—Many thanks for your visit, I greatly, regret that I was out at the time, I shall be most happy to see you, and shall be glad if you will favour me with your telegraphic address, as I always like to keep my clients well posted in the affairs they deal in"—I say in face of that letter that I should not have done business straight away with you unless I saw you, it was only a courteous thing to do to write that letter, as you had called, we could then arrange what we should do—I may have left word that if you called, to ascertain whether you wanted to do business, it would hardly be necessary in our business to do so—I did not say anything about gambling with a cheque—you made that statement there was somebody present—it was made outside the door of the Stock Exchange—you were talking about the cheque on the way from the Cannon Street Hotel—I had not lunched very freely, you may have done so—I did not ask you for any security or cover—I have not at one time or another asked you to purchase shares—you have asked my advice on several occasions and I have advised you to the best of my power—you asked what was good option and I thought the West Australians were, I was only advising you as to business—if you had felt so disposed you could not have run me to a very much larger extent, as I refused your last order—it would not have made a bigger loss to me if you had bought the shares, because I should have closed the account—I consulted some
<lb/>body about you, Mr. Girdwood did not advise me in the matter—I do not remember ever seeing this contract, I do not know if that is the one, you showed me a contract—I did not tell you to do anything with it, you showed me the contract which you repudiated—we went to the firm of solicitors who are prosecuting, they are my solicitors.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The names of the firms who are connected with the prose
<lb/>cution are J. & J. Read, Muir and Scott, and Dean Swift—the prisoner has had dealings with Dean Swift—Mr. Girdwood did not make himself responsible for the prisoner, it was simply an introduction—I certainly thought the prisoner had £2,000 or £3,000 in his possession—I should not have done business with him if Mr. Girdwood had introduced him only, I should if he had guaranteed him but no business man would do so.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-15" type="given" value="EDWARD ERLAM"/>EDWARD ERLAM BOOTH</persName> </hi>. I am a member of the firm of Edward Erlam Booth, carrying on business at Copthall Chambers, and a member of the Stock Exchange—this transaction was carried on by Mr. Burch.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-16" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN GURDWOOD</persName> </hi>. I reside at 93, Addison Road, Kensington—I have a business at 18, St. Swithin's Lane—I have known the prisoner for some time—I remember him calling on me in November—he told me he had come to ask advice with reference to some transactions he had had on the Stock Exchange—I do not remember his mentioning any names—he said they were outside brokers, that he had made a loss of about £600, which had not been paid—he asked me what course I should advise him to pursue—I advised him to go and see a solicitor—he asked me, after he had got this matter settled, whether I would introduce him to a firm of brokers in the House—I made some enquiries as to his means, he said he would be perfectly sure to get his money—he told me he had made £3,000 on option; he mentioned the Lake Views—I cannot say that I personally introduced him to Mr. Burch—I telephoned to Mr. Burch that I was sending a person over to him, and to make enquiries about him—I gave</p>
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<p>the prisoner no guarantee, I told him he must make his own enquiries.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I first go to know you by seeing you in the employ
<lb/>ment of the Bovril Company—I do not know if that is seven or eight years ago—I do not remember having seen you since the time I first met you, previous to your lust visit to my office—I well remember your visit in November—I should think you were in my office about five minutes—it was not above half-an-hour—I cannot say that I remember every
<lb/>thing that transpired at that interview—you did not ask me then to find you a situation—I do not remember your saying that if you could get £3 or £4 a week you would be glad, I never heard it till now—I do not recollect your showing me a contract from an outside broker—I advised you to go to a firm of solicitors, I did not mention any—I see Mr. Burch almost daily—the introduction to him was made by telephone and I sent you over to him, the telephone is working every hour—I do not know what you did after you left my place—when I telephoned to Mr. Burch you had either just gone or were just going—I should certainly not have introduced you to Mr. Burch as a friend, supposing nothing had been mentioned about the £2,000 or £3,000—I introduced you to Mr. Burch at your request, I understood from the tone of your conversation that you had dealings with other brokers at that time—I am well acquainted with Mr. Curry and have been so for six or seven years—I think that the first time I saw Mr. Burch, after I saw you, I asked him to see Mr. Curry, I do not know when it was—the first time your means was spoken about, was by yourself to me—since then I have ascertained nothing—I am a perfectly willing witness in this case—Mr. Burch has not told me that he would hold me responsible for any loss that he might have—Mr. Burch did not take my opinion before this case, he told me perhaps he would have to summon me as a witness, and I was very annoyed to hear it—I attended at the Guildhall—on a previous occasion the officer of the Court sent for me and it was impossible for me to come—I attended the next week.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I think the prisoner was in the advertising department of Bovril, Limited—I attended at the Guildhall and gave my evidence as I have given it to-day.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-17" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK HOLMES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective</hi>). On February 4th, at ten o'clock in the evening, I saw the prisoner in Old Jewry—I said to him, "Is your name William Edwin Crawford"—he said "Yes." I read the warrant to him—in reply he said "I did not think they could take criminal proceedings against me"—I found two cheque books on him—one is on the London and County Banking Company and the other on the City Bank, Ludgate. Hill Branch—I found upon him seven letters and two telegrams.
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURCH</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-called</hi>). Our telegraphic address is "Affinity."</p>
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-18" type="given" value="PHILIP"/>PHILIP MORTIMER</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the London and County Bank at Henrietta Street—the defendant had an account there from February to December, 1896—I produce a copy of his account, the books from which it is made up are now in the service of the bank—the account was closed on December 23rd, 1896, and when it was so closed there was an over-draft of 12s. 10d. owing to us—we closed it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not know anything about your account when you called—I have not heard our manager say that you called, and say that you had issued a cheque on our bank for £10 odd when he said, "No your account is closed and we cannot do any thing further."</p>
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-19" type="given" value="CHAS JAMES"/>CHAS. JAMES FARLEY</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Ludgate Hill Branch of the City Bank—I produce a certified account of one, William Seaford—I have compared the account with the ledger and find it correct—it was opened on May 12th, 1896, and closed on February 18th, 1897—there was then a credit of 2s. 10d. which we took for charges—that cheque book (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) was issued by our bank—on November 21st, 1896, in the cheque book I find a cheque is drawn in that account for £8, the number is 6195—that is one of the cheques of the counterfoils in the book—on December 1st there is a cheque drawn for £4, No. 61952—there are cheques here down to February 18th—all those are counterfoils which appear in the book in the name of William Seaford.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-20" type="given" value="JAMES THOMPSON"/>JAMES THOMPSON CURRIE</persName> </hi>. I am one of the managers of Bovril, Limited—I am a friend of the prisoner—I have known him about eight years—he left the Bovril Company in 1892—he was a book-keeper, I think his wages were £2 a week—I have seen him frequently since he has left the Company—he left to go into an advertising company's office—I do not know how long he was there—I do not know when he left there—for some time he was with another advertising agent, but since then I do not know what he has been doing—he was last in an advertising agent's office about three or four years ago—he has been doing nothing, I think, since—I have never seen that cheque before to my knowledge—I remember the prisoner coming to me in May, 1897, and bringing a cheque—it was in the prisoner's handwriting—I have destroyed it—I paid it into my bank and it was returned—the signature was in the name of William Seaford—I had never known him going under the name of Seaford till then—it was drawn on the Ludgate Hill Branch of the City Bank—I asked him why it was in an assumed name, and he said it was the name under which he had been doing some business.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known you about eight years—you left the Bovril Company with the very highest credentials—I did not hear that a warrant had been taken out against you till after your arrest—I was surprised—I had no notice that it was likely to be done—I remember that about 1896 you got married—I do not remember you showing me a rather bulky document which was a copy of a will taken from Somerset House—I remember that you told me you had married a lady of means—I do not remember the sum, I do not remember that it was £30,000 or £40,000, I think you told me it was more than £2,000, I think it was £10,000—my impression was that you had married a lady with £10,000 and that the money had been paid to you, it struck me as being rather a curious proceeding—I think it is very likely that I congratulated you on this settlement, and I tried to give you good advice at that time—I think I understood that the money was a reversion, I am not quite sure, I did not see any document—I have seen you frequently since you have been married—I did not know what you were doing with that money—you told me you had a business at Charing Cross, I think it was a Debt recovery business in a legal way—I had not heard you speak of stocks and shares up to the time of your marriage—I recollect passing through my account a cheque for £427—I cannot remember that I have cashed cheques for you—I did that because, in the first instance, it was in conse
<lb/>quence of as introduction to Mr. Muir when you. entered into a ransaction with him, and when I did introduce you to Mr. Muir</p>
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<p>it was immediately after he had married someone with a lot of money; it was in order that he might invest his money properly, but did not take advantage of that until, perhaps, a year afterwards—during that time I began to have doubts as to whether he had money, because on one or two occasions he had borrowed money from me, because when I consulted with Mr. Muir he told me he had been in business with Mr. Crawford, and I said I was sorry to hear it—I sent for the prisoner and asked him what he had been doing and he said that he expected some money—Mr. Muir agreed to stop the bankruptcy proceedings, if he paid him £250 on settling day and £50 on the following settling day, and it was arranged that Mr. Crawford was to bring a cheque for the stocks he had sold to him, and I was to give the money to Mr. Muir, and I did that—I think I passed the cheques in October or November.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I knew the prisoner in 1897—I knew of one address, it was in Cambridge Street, it was not in Woburn Place—I do not know how long he was staying there—I do not think he ever showed me a single document about the £10,000—I cannot say if he was married in 1896—I did not write and congratulate him—I did not give him a present—he was not an old friend—he did not write to me, he told me of it personally.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I think I remember a certain transaction with a well-known gentleman in London, whereby you told me you were likely to receive a tolerably large sum of money.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-21" type="given" value="CHARLES EDWAED"/>CHARLES EDWAED LEWIS</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk to Mr. Butcher, a solicitor, of 26, Bedford Row, who is the solicitor to Messrs. Muir and Scott, the firm of stockbrokers—I produce a judgment against the prisoner for £292—I think it is dated December 16th, 1897—it has never been satisfied—a bankruptcy note was taken out—I have tried to serve that note on the prisoner but I have not been able to do so—I went to his residence, but could not find him there, and until he was in custody I never saw him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have not got a judgment summons against you, we issued a writ against you in November for £292—I did not serve that on you personally, it is not necessary, bankruptcy proceeding had been taken against you—we wrote to your solicitors that we should take out a bankruptcy notice if we did not get the debt satisfied—I have never seen the solicitor myself, my fellow clerk has seen him—I tried to find you at Montague Place—I called twice, the first time they said you had just gone to business and the second time they said you had gone altogether, they wanted to find you out—I have never seen your wife—they did not tell me you had gone to Scotland—I did not call again after that date.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-22" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-22" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GLENCROSS</persName> </hi>. I produce the original telegram handed in at the Waverley Station at Edinburgh on January 1st, (
<hi rend="italic">read</hi>) "Timely, London. Please get me 100 Lake Views at best value,"—"Timely" is the telegraphic address of Dean Swift.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-23" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM FERGUSSON</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of Dean Swift and Co., who are members of the Stock Exchange, of 18 and 19 Old Broad Street, their telegraphic address is "Timely"—our firm received that telegram on January 3rd—the 1st is a Stock Exchange holiday, we received it on the first open day. "Decline not to be done" is written across it—that is in Mr. Muir's handwriting, he is one of the partners in our firm.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have been with Dean Swift for about two years—I knew that you had transactions with them—I should think your account</p>
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<p>was closed in November last, it was quite satisfactory as far as I know—I think I can say how much money was paid to you, on September 15th, we paid you £117 14s. 6d, on October 14th, £143 19s. 3d., and on November 26th, £8 14s. 6d.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. We never received any cheque from him, he paid in Bank of England notes when he lost—I do not know how much he lost
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURCH</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-called.</hi>) This is the original telegram and it is in the prisoners handwriting.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-24" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS WINTER</persName> </hi>. I keep a lodging-house at 73, Cambridge Terrace, Paddington—the prisoner lodged there from September 1896 till February 3rd, 1897, when he left, owing me £11 3s. 7d.—he gave me this cheque for £10 15s. (
<hi rend="italic">On the London and County Bank, Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, and dated January</hi> 30
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1897)—it was sent back marked "Refer to drawer"—I read this letter from him (
<hi rend="italic">Of April</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1897,
<hi rend="italic">regretting that he could not get cash and promising payment</hi>)—I tried to find him—I have not been paid.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You paid promptly at first—you made no appeals or representations to me—on leaving you left no address—I did not give you leave to use my name—I instructed a collector to try and get the money—he did not tell me you would pay if I ceased to annoy you.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-25" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-25" type="given" value="CHRISTINA"/>CHRISTINA BECKTON</persName> </hi>. I live at 10, Upper Woburn Place—the prisoner and his family boarded with me from February 3rd to March 17th—then he left his wife, a nurse and one child at the house for about ten days—he owed £14 then—the total amount due is £17—none has been paid.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You left no address—you went to an adjacent hotel—your wife said you had gone to Scotland to get money to pay—my father lives in Keppel Street—he did not let you use his house—he has not told me so—I sent my father to try and get the money from you several times—I do not recollect his saying he would get the money by foul or fair means.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I found out he had gone to 103, Gower Street.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">INSPECTOR HOLMES</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I have been to 103, Gower Street and obtained information of a Mrs. Cooper, who is too ill to come here.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> She gave no reason why you did not settle your account there—you did not settle it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-26" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-26" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES MUIR</persName> </hi>. I am one of the firm of Muir & Scott, brokers on the London Stock Exchange, carrying on business in Finch Lane—in 1897 the prisoner had several transactions with the firm—he left us owing us £594—we threatened proceedings—before they were taken the prisoner had paid us £250—judgment has been signed for the balance—our solicitors have a notice in bankruptcy against him which they have not been able to serve.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We carry over shares with a view to cover some
<lb/>times, it depends upon the client—I first heard your name from Mr. Currie—we do business with him—he said you were a man of means; that you had married a lady with £10,000; that you had power over it, or I should not have done business with you—you called on me about four months before we did business—I do not recollect when the first transaction was—shares were carried over for you—you were credited with the first account—I did not pay you. because I had my suspicions of you—there were transactions in Transvaal</p>
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<p>Gold and other shares—as an investment of the £10,000—you did not take up the shares—stockbrokers do as they are instructed—I kept £50 as a cover—it is usual for a client to come and ask for his differences—I received your letter from 30, Cambridge Street, asking me to buy Trans
<lb/>vaal Gold shares—I replied—you did not take up 500 Chartereds—I did not buy them—if the shares had been bought you would have had money, because they went up £2—very likely about £550—I did not threaten you with criminal proceedings—I wrote this letter of 1st September—it does not threaten criminal proceedings, although I remark "it is very questionable if it is not criminal."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> We are paid by commission—we are liable to the jobber for stocks taken up and not paid for.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-27" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH COWELL</persName> </hi>. I live at 30, Cambridge Street, Padding ton—the prisoner lodged at my house from August 24th to December 13th with his wife and child—he then owed me £4—that has never been paid—when he left he said he expected money at Christmas.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You paid something off the last bill—I have since had a letter from you stating you would send on the £4—I have not the letter—I did not keep the appointment—you asked me to meet you at the Marble Arch and said that you would pay me the cash—I thought it wait your place to come and pay it—I did not find out you had gone to Scotland, you were at Montague Place.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-28" type="given" value="OSCAR"/>OSCAR CLAUSSEON</persName> </hi>. I live at 2, Montague Place, Russell Square—the prisoner lodged with me from 14th till 29th December, when he disappeared, owing me £4 8s. 10d.—he left his wife and child—his wife paid something for a subsequent period.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Your wife did not say she had left you ample money to pay the bill—she told me she was left without means—I thought you had run away—your wife stayed one week after you left—she paid for the week she was there—I did not make things unpleasant for her—you made no false representation to me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in defence, produced a long written statement to the effect that up to Saturday he had hoped to have been defended by Counsel; that at the end of October he had</hi> £600
<hi rend="italic">in cash and</hi> £400
<hi rend="italic">with outside brokers, and I.O.U.'s for large amounts when he was arrested, which he called upon Inspector Holmes to produce, and now he would not get a penny of the thousands he had hoped to receive; that he had gambled on the Stock Exchange and so had been unable to meet his liabilities, end had merely exaggerated his position with a view to obtain credit.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18980307-199-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EMMA REYNOLDS</hi> (24)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18980307-200-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="concealingABirth"/>to endeavouring to conceal the birth of her child.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">There was no evidence of violence, nor that the child had had a separate existence, and the prisoner's father was willing to take her home, and her late employers were ready when her health was restored, to take her back into their service.</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">To enter into recognizances of</hi> £5,
<hi rend="italic">to come up for judgment when called upon.</hi> </rs> And</p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18980307-4-offence-1 t18980307-name-31"/>Oscar Levy</persName>, 25 dozen, 40 dozen and 84 dozen calf skins.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">He received an excellent character, and was stated to have been tempted to dispose of the skins for the benefit of another.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, March</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1898.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18980307-202-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Several convictions were proved against him.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-202-18980307 t18980307-202-punishment-5"/>Three Years' Penal' Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18980307-203-offence-1 t18980307-name-34"/>James Bell</persName>.</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">He had been convicted three times of breaking the same window.—
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-38" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA PASHLEY</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Northumberland Arms, Wells Street, Oxford Street—on February 10th, between ten and eleven p.m., the prisoner came in with a friend who is now outside, and asked for a glass of stout and a glass of ale, which came to 7d., he tendered a shilling—I gave it to the landlord, who came forward and spoke to the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-39" type="given" value="MONTAGU CLAUD"/>MONTAGU CLAUD COOK</persName> </hi>. I keep the Northumberland Arms—on February 10th, the last witness brought me this coin, I tried it and found it was bad—I went to the prisoner and said that it was given to my barmaid—his companion said, "Are you sure?" I said, "Positive"—he put down a good florin—his companion said, "I have paid for the drink," and asked for the shilling back—I refused and said, "If there is any doubt about it I will take the consequences"—a constable came and I told him, he said that it was bad and I gave the prisoner in charge—this is the coin.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The policeman came in two or three minutes—you had an opportunity of going out, and you remained till he came.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-40" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES REED</persName> </hi>. I was sent for to the Northumberland Arms and saw the prisoner and a man who I knew as his brother—the landlord said that he bad passed a bad shilling, and gave him into custody, he said that he was innocent—I searched him on the spot and found four sixpences and four pence—I received information from Mr. Page and went there, and he and his assistant identified the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-41" type="given" value="GEORGE HENRY"/>GEORGE HENRY PAGE</persName> </hi>. I am a grocer of 43, Carlisle Street, Oxford Street—on Saturday, February 5th, about nine p.m., the prisoner came in for goods which came to 1s. 2d. and handed me this 5s. piece and the odd 2d.—I gave him change and he left—while I was serving him I felt that I was taking a bad coin, he kept on conversing and as soon as he got to the door I went after him, but he was gone—I afterwards picked him out from a number of men in the police yard, I have no doubt of him—I was asked to give evidence before the Magistrate, but on the following day I broke a blood vessel.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I recognize you by your jaunty air and the cut of your hair—I was suspicious of you at the time and marked you—as to my identifying you by your withered arm, you had one arm in your pocket—there were four parcels, you put them all into your pockets—I did not pick out somebody else first, I went straight to you.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-42" type="given" value="HERBERT"/>HERBERT VERRIER</persName> </hi>. I am a nephew of Mr. Page and assist in his</p>
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<p>shop—I was present when the prisoner came, and picked him out on February 11th from a number of men.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I could have seen through a window who my uncle picked out, but I did not.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-43" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of coin to H.M. Mint—this shilling and crown are bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "All I have to say is that I do not remember being in Page's shop."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-44" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD SULLIVAN</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's brother—I was at his place in Euston Road this day from 8.45 till 10.5—ray wife and her mother were there and a young woman named Agnes Wales—I went with the prisoner to a public-house and paid with a shilling—I don't believe he knew it was bad—he asked for it to be given back to him and it was refused—he persisted and a constable was sent for—I went to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was I who asked for the shilling back—the landlord sent for a constable, but it was fully 15 minutes before one came, I judge so because there was a lot of argument and somebody said "Return him the money"—I fix the time because the police pass at 10.5 every night, I was standing at my brother's door and bid him good night at 10.5—I know that I went at 8.45 because I bought a book to read called "For God and the Czar," and I had only read one page when he came—my mother is not here, or Agnes Wales, I did not think it necessary as they said that they could not speak to the time—I cannot tell you what my brother was doing on the Saturday before—I fir this Saturday night because my brother said, "Do you remember Saturday night?" I said, "Why?" He said, "I am charged with doing a thing I never did in my life"—Mr. Page's shop is 200 or 250 yards from my place.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence:</hi> There is a window at the station and I was standing 15 yards from it, I was placed with four or five little fellows and some old men; if I was at my brother's place at 10.5 it is impossible that I could be there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980307-205-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>**.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-205-18980307 t18980307-205-punishment-8"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, March</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1898.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Other convictions were also proved against him.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-208-18980307 t18980307-208-punishment-11"/>Four Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment Respited fur Inquiry</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Six Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs> And</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">RUDOLPH MOLZER</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CHARLES MATHEWS</hi>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18980307-214-offence-1 t18980307-name-57"/>H.M. Postmaster-General</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-58" type="given" value="FREDERICK AUSTIN"/>FREDERICK AUSTIN WOOD</persName> </hi>. I am in the confidential branch of the General Post Office—I was instructed to inquire into the loss of letters at Maida Hill Office—on February 18th I made up a letter addressed to Mr. L.B., a pawnbroker, and enclosed in it an order for 3s. 6d, and a type-written letter—I posted it at three in the afternoon at Maida Hill letter box—I gave instructions to the overseer at the office—next after
<lb/>noon, about two, I saw the prisoner in the Edgware Road, outside a music-hall—I told him who I was and said, "In consequence of the loss of numerous letters that should have been delivered from the office suspicion has attached to you, and a test letter, which I described, was placed among his letters last night, what did you do with it"—he said, "I delivered it and it was given back to me"—I said, "You did not repost it"—he said, "Yes I did"—a constable was present—I told the prisoner he would have to go to the office, which he did—I there said to him "The letter was not reposted by you"—he said, "I know I did not"—he took the letter from his pocket and said "I opened it to see what was in it, I should have reported it on my duty and I should have done it to-night.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-59" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE COLLEY</persName> </hi>. I aid overseer at Maida Hill Sorting Office—on February 18th I received instructions from Mr. Wood and in consequence I took a letter out of the box and placed it among others, which it was the prisoner's duty to deliver—if he found a mis-sort amongst his letters it was his duty to place it on one side and then take it to the sorting table and place it there, and endorse it and repost it—on that evening I went to the Chippenham Road box and found three letters had been reposted, but did not find that one.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-60" type="given" value="PENELOPE"/>PENELOPE BROWN</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of a postman and live at 19, Barn
<lb/>well Road, Maida Hill—on the evening of February 18th, about ten, the prisoner left a letter which was not intended for our house, and I called him back and gave it to him—it was addressed to Barnwell Road, N.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-61" type="given" value="MATTHEW"/>MATTHEW TOWER</persName> </hi>. I am a constable attached to the Post Office—on February 19th I was with Mr. "Wood when he saw the prisoner—I have heard his evidence, it is correct—I searched the prisoner, but found nothing on him relating to this charge—he produced this letter from his coat pocket—I went to his house and found a letter addressed to Mr. Martinez, not in his walk—it bore evidence of having been tampered with—it had been opened and reclosed.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defend, alleged that finding the letter after his delivery, he retained it in order to report it, but forgot to do so. He received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18980307-214-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-214-18980307 t18980307-214-punishment-16"/>Eight Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18980307-215-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="other"/>, Wilfully destroying a glass window belonging to
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18980307-215-offence-1 t18980307-name-63"/>William Straker</persName>, and thereby committing damage to an amount exceeding £5.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DUCKWORTH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-64" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT BEETON</persName> </hi> (910
<hi rend="italic">City</hi>). On February 6th I was in Liverpool Street about 10.20 p.m,—the prisoner was within a yard of me—he took one step towards the window and struck it a deliberate blow with his fist, smashing it in all directions—I caught hold of him and asked him why he did it—he said, "Why did those fellows want to push me on it for"—he was not pushed—he was drunk—I arrested him—he is a stranger to me—he refused his address, or where he was employed, but said he was a sawyer.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> The window was backed up with ledger books, your hands could not get on to the edges of the glass to get cut—the glass was broken through, but none came out.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-65" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BOWERY</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Straker, of 41, Liverpool Street, who rents the shop where the window was broken—the damage amounted to £13 10s.—the crack went all over the glass.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence:</hi> "This is the first time I have been in prison, and will be the last."</p>
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<interp inst="t18980307-215-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-215-18980307 t18980307-215-punishment-17"/>Two Months' Hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">ARTHUR CREEK</hi> (23)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18980307-216-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="sodomy"/>, Unlawfully attempting to feloniously commit an unnatural crime.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRICKETT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DRAKE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, March</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1898.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSIAH EDWARD SMITH</hi> (37)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18980307-217-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18980307-217-offence-1 t18980307-name-68"/>Ada Margaret Smith</persName>, his wife being alive.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-217-18980307 t18980307-217-punishment-18"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18980307-218-offence-1 t18980307-name-70"/>William Drake</persName>, having been convicted at Clerkenwell on April, 1893.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18980307-218-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18980307-22-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="bankrupcy"/>, to unlawfully obtaining goods on credit, he being an undischarged bankrupt.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18980307-22-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18980307-220-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, to stealing a watch and chain, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18980307-220-offence-1 t18980307-name-73"/>Norman Henry Tubbs</persName>, and a watch, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18980307-220-offence-1 t18980307-name-74"/>Charles Arthur Sharp</persName>, having been convicted at New Hall, Northum
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<hi rend="italic">Two other convictions were proved against him.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-220-18980307 t18980307-220-punishment-21"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18980307-221-offence-1 t18980307-name-76"/>the Army and Navy Auxiliary Co-operative Society</persName> by false pretences.</rs>
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<interp inst="t18980307-221-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> And</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM MARSON</hi> (23)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18980307-25-offence-1 t18980307-name-78"/>Rosina Jane George</persName>, his wife being alive.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN ROSE</hi> (32)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18980307-223-offence-1 t18980307-name-80"/>Elizabeth Russell</persName> with intent to do her grievous bodily harm.</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">that he was guilty of unlawfully wounding, they found that verdict</hi> </rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-223-18980307 t18980307-223-punishment-24"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18980307-224-offence-1 t18980307-name-82"/>Elizabeth Rowlands</persName>, and stealing from her person a brooch, a purse, and £13 1s. in money, her property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KERSHAW</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-83" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH ROWLANDS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Joseph Rowlands of 38, Clinton Road, Mile End, and am a wardrobe dealer—on February 4th, about ten or eleven p.m., I was at the Little Driver's Arms—the prisoner, who I knew, was there with other men—he said that I was a b—y,
<hi rend="italic">copper</hi> and clawed me with his hand and tore open my bosom and took my purse and my brooch—I had changed £7 and the change was in my purse—he tried to push me out, and took me by one arm—I said, "You have got my purse"—he made no reply, but went to the other end of the bar—I went out and fetched a policeman and gave him in charge—I suppose he knew where I kept my money, he knew where to find it, and my breast was all scratched.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There were five or six men with him, I have seen some of them outside this morning—I have known him some time—I did not cut the top of his head open, nor did my husband. (
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner exhibited a scar on his head</hi>). I have only been married four years—I was not on this evening, drinking with a young woman in one compartment, nor did I leave and go into the compartment where the prisoner was, nor did he say, "You sha'nt pick another quarrel with me"—the landlady never asked me to go out, she said to the prisoner, "If my husband were here you would not say that"—when I came back with the policeman, I found the prisoner where I had left him—he did not say, "You have made a mistake, look on the ground"—that man (
<hi rend="italic">Mills</hi>) was there and that man (
<hi rend="italic">Barns</hi>)—I do not remember those two (
<hi rend="italic">Roach and Gully</hi>)—I do not remember going into another compartment—we did not go out of one compartment and into another where the prisoner was—he told me to go out and I was not willing, I was waiting for my change—there was a scuffle between us, he got hold of me to put me out, and the landlady asked him to be quiet.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. It was on the Monday that I received the change for £7, and put it in my bosom—I do not know what became of my brooch.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I was only there a few minutes—I am quite sure my purse was there before I went out for a policeman—he put his hand down my neck.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-84" type="given" value="ISABELLA"/>ISABELLA WEBB</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of John Charles Webb, the proprietor of this beer-house—on February 4th, about four o'clock, the prisoner and several men were in the bar—the prosecutrix came into the small bar—the prisoner was then in a different bar and she followed him there—I did not notice whether she was alone—she had some mild and bitter, but she went back to the small bar first and there was a scuffle—I asked her to go out and the prisoner opened the door try and get her out, but I did not see him touch her; she came back with a policeman and said that she had; lost her purse and brooch—I only saw the prisoner's hand taking hold of her shoulder to put her out—they were all struggling together—I did not hear her mention the brooch before she went for a constable—I did not</p>
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<p>ask the prisoner to turn her out, we always found him a very respectable man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not notice another woman with her—she spoke rather loud—I asked her to go out, but she did not, and the prisoner pulled the shoulder of her sleeve—her dress was open a little—the men who have been called in were with the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. My husband bailed the prisoner out.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18980307-name-85" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-85" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN COLE</persName> </hi> (47
<hi rend="italic">KR</hi>). On February 4th, I went to the Little Driver's beer-house—Mrs. Rowlands gave the prisoner into my custody for robbing her of a purse and a gold brooch, he was taken to the station and said, "I am not guilty"—nothing was found on him—the prosecutrix was quite sober—she had a mark on the left side of her forehead and her cheek, and her dress was open at the breast—I was about 100 yards from the Little Driver's Arms.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When she said, "That man has taken my purse," somebody said, more than once, "look on the ground," and the prisoner looked round as well—he was taken to the station and said that he was not guilty.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-86" type="given" value="FREDRICK"/>FREDRICK MILLS</persName> </hi>. I am a horse clipper, of 29, Albert Street, Mile End—on February 4th, I went to the Little Driver's public-house—I am not exactly a customer, I use it, I go in there for a drink at times—I have known the prisoner four or five years, I was in his company in that house with Ritchie, Burns and Gulley—the first I saw of Mrs. Rowlands was that Horncastle was pushing her out at the door, and he had hold of the door and said, "We don't want you in our company," and pushed her out, but there was a fight first—I did not see her in another compartment, but I heard that she was there—she came into the compartment by herself, when the prisoner pushed her out—she did not say anything that I heard—she came back in three or four minutes with a constable, and her neck all open, which she had not when she went out—she said to the constable, "I accuse this man with assault and robbing me of £13 Is and a brooch;" the prisoner said, "You have made a mistake, if you have lost anything, look on the floor," or something to that effect, she did not make any reply to that, but walked away, and we all sat in the house till it closed—the policeman said, "You will have to come with me," and took him away—if he bad taken the purse from her neck we must certainly have seen it—the bar is email—I was about one yard from him, when she was turned out, and I saw nothing of the kind.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My attention was first attracted to Mrs. Rowlands when I heard the prisoner say, "We don't want you in our company," and saw Horncastle pushing her out—I had been at the back to the urinal—I saw no struggle before that—I was only out for about two minutes, and after my return she came in—there was no female in the bar when I went out, but there was when I came back—if there had been a slight struggle while I was out, I should not have seen it—Mrs. Webb would have a better opportunity of seeing it, but if she says that the woman's dress was torn at the neck, she is speaking false—I did not hear Mrs. Rowlands make any remark about losing anything—I have known the prisoner four or five years—I was not called at the police-court—I was present when he was arrested—I went to the court, but did not give any</p>
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<p>evidence then or on the remand—we have not talked the matter over since—I come here to speak the truth</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I went into the house by myself—I left the other mere there when I went out, and I found them there when I came back—I did not say anything to the policeman—the female said, "I give that man in charge," and the prisoner said, "Why you have made a mistake, if you have lost your purse, look on the floor,"—I did not go to the station and tell the inspector, because we thought it was only larks and chaff.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-87" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID BURNS</persName> </hi>. I work for the Mile End Vestry—I have known the prisoner four or five years—I was in the Little Driver's public-house on February 4th, and saw Mrs. Rowlands—I saw her first go into the private bar and another woman with her—there was a quarrel between the prisoner and a man in the public bar, and she came out of the private into the public bar—they challenged one another to fight, and went out
<lb/>side for about two minuites and came back, and the prosecutrix followed them in, she stood among eight or nine men and said to the prisoner, "I don't want nothing to say to you, and I don't want you in my company,"—the proprietress said, "If the governor was here, you would not have come among these men"—the prisoner said "Go out," and caught hold of her by her shoulder and pushed her out: to everybody's surprise she came back four, five, or six minutes afterwards with a constable and said, "I charge this man with taking £13 Is and a gold brooch," she did not mention a parse—the constable said, "Where was your money?"—she said, "In a purse"—the prisoner said "If you have lost your purse look on the floor for it,"—the prisoner was taken to the station.—I went to the police-court next morning, Mr. Dickinson was sitting then and the case was remanded for a week—the next week Mr. Corser was sitting and the case was began afresh—if the prisoner had taken the purse from the woman's neck I must have seen it, and if he had passed it to somebody else I must have seen that too—I have been working for the Vestry five years.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When Mrs. Rowlands entered the public bar I was in the private bar, there is a looking glass at the back of the bar and I could see everybody come in—after the challenge to fight both the men went out—I do not know whether they fought, I did not go oat—while they were out Mrs. Rowlands came in, she had her back to me and I could not see the front of her dress, but she turned round—I did not speak to the policeman and say, "You are making a mistake"—the arrest did not cause any conversation, because it was so serious—we did not discuss the matter after the prisoner had gone—I saw the prisoner yesterday and the next day, but we did not discuss this matter; the man is innocent.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-88" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT GULLEY</persName> </hi>. I am a general labourer and have been employed at Messrs. Spencer's packing case manufactory five years—I have known the prisoner 20 years—I was in the public-house on this evening in the large bar—I saw Mrs. Rowlands in the house, she was in the private bar first and then she came into the large bar—there was a quarrel between two men, they went out to fight, but they did not fight, they came back, and this female followed them in and Horncastle said, "We don't want your company," and got hold of her by the shoulder and pushed her out—if he had taken her purse from her at that moment I could not be off seeing it, or if he had handed it to someone else—she came back with a policeman and accused, the man of robbing her and he was locked up.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not say anything when the policeman came in—I heard her say that she had lost her purse, and the man said, "Look upon the ground for it"—she was absent four or five minutes—I was there all the time—I did not accompany Horncastle to the station—I have not given evidence before—I was standing against the partition and quite close—they did not push by me in the struggle, they had no occasion to—there are two small folding doors—all the prisoner did was to put his hand on the back of her shoulder and push her, there was no struggle—I was not watching Mrs. Webb, I was watching what was going on.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-89" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT RITCHIE</persName> </hi>. I am a gas engineer, of 4, Whatman Road, I have lived there 27 years, working on my own account—I have known the prisoner since he was a baby—I was in the Little Drivers public-house on this evening, I saw Mrs. Rowlands in the next compartment to as—I was in the other side with several friends including the prisoner—a man named Brown came in, and there was a little altercation, they went outside and had a couple of rounds or more, which might take two minutes; when they came in, Mrs. Rowlands came in and used some language I should not like to repeat, and the prisoner said, "You would not take that liberty if the governor was in," and he got her by the collar and put her outside, and she came back with a constable and said, "I will give that man in custody for robbing me of my purse and a brooch."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Horncastle was not asked to turn her out, he took that liberty—Brown is a casual customer—the fight only lasted two or three minutes—he did not seem in a bad temper when he came back—when he turned her out, he got hold of her collar—when she went out her neck was not disarranged, but it was when she came back—I did not say anything to the policeman when he came, I might have said that I had lost £1,000, if I had been wicked enough—she went out and said, "I will get my own back"—I did not think it was a joke—I know enough of the police not to interfere with them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-90" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH ROWLANDS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I last took out my purse from my bosom at Stamford Hill, and I drove in my trap.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-91" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID BURNS</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). There were 16 or 17 men in the public bar, but I did not known half of them, they were going out and coming in—I cannot say whether any of them went out at the time Mrs. Rowlands was away getting a constable, but it is very probable.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-225-18980307 t18980307-225-punishment-25"/>One Month Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, March</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1898.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Grantham.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18980307-226-offence-1 t18980307-name-96"/>Klondyke Gold Mining Company, Limited</persName>, he being a director of the same.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ELDRIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">found him</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, March</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1898.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CHARLES MATTHEWS</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEAD GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and the prisoner stated that he was</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">upon which the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">found him</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi></rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment Respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18980307-228-offence-1 t18980307-name-99"/>Norman Warden Fraser</persName>, her husband being alive.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">To enter into her own recognizances.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, March</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1898.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Grantham.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">AMELIA HOLLIS</hi> </persName> was indicted
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EGIDO DOMENICI</hi> (20)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. HORACE AVORY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BIRON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner being an Italian, and not able to speak English, the evidence was interpreted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-103" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN KASELAN</persName> </hi>. I was a cattleman on board the "Elstree Grange" cattle
<lb/>ship—the prisoner was also a cattleman on board—I was on the lee side of the deck, he was on the weather side—it was rather rough weather—there were 225 cattle on board and a thousand sheep—the prisoner crossed over to my side—I said "Go on your own side, there are only four cattle men there, and there must be five on each side"—he did not go back—I asked him a second time to go back, and go on with his work—he came to me and put his hand in my face—I pushed him away, I don't know whether I pushed him down, I ran away from him and went to the forecastle, the deck was so wet, I could not well stand—I then went back to my place—I did not fall on him—I don't know whether I bit his thumb—I caught hold of him by the coat and told him to go—I did not do anything to him—he stood up and took a knife out of his pocket and came at me—I ran away a second time and went to the forecastle, liked not to fight—when I came back he was lying on the deck—I could not get into the forecastle, the door was shut, I tried to open it, the prisoner came after me with the knife and hit me in the leg, at the back of my thigh—I threw him off, he came at me again and hit me a second time with the knife, over the heart—this is the knife—I then got into the forecastle and afterwards went to the Captain—I did no more work till the ship arrived here—I afterwards saw the doctor.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> Before I came over to your side a</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner.</hi> He shoved me down on the deck and kicked me like a furious animal, he put my hand in his mouth and kept biting my thumb—that made me get up and follow him in order to revenge myself, he knocked me down on the deck again, he was laughing and jeering at me all the time to make me cross—I naturally got my temper up and like a coward he went to hide himself—I followed him, and hit him with the knife—I did not want to kill him, if I had there was nothing to prevent me—I had to go to a doctor to have my thumb attended to.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-104" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MAGHEE</persName> </hi>. I was fireman on board this ship the "Elstree Grange," she sails under the British flag—I remember February 3rd, when this disturbance took place, we were about Ushant—I saw the prosecutor running up the deck, as I knocked off work, and the prisoner following him—the prosecutor was trying to get through the door but it was shut, and the prisoner following, I did not see a knife but I saw him hit him—the prosecutor was facing the prisoner then—the first blow hit the prosecutor in the left thigh, and then I saw him make another one at his belly—I did not see the knife till he drew it back, it must have shut on him and I saw him make another stab at him on the left breast—I first saw the knife being opened before the last stab—I saw him stab him in the thigh but I did not see the knife—he made a prod but I could not see whether the knife was shut or open, he opened the knife after that—the prisoner tried to go out of the cabin and I took the knife from him—at that time I did not see anything the matter with his thumb—that is the knife I took away from him, I gave it to the Captain—I did not notice the prisoner's thumb at all—he had the knife in his right hand—the prisoner never complained to me that his thumb was hurt—if it had been hurt the Captain or the Chief Steward would have attended to it—when I took hold of him he was quite quiet, I had no difficulty with him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Sergeant R Division</hi>). On this ship arriving at Deptford I went on board and took the prisoner into custody—he had both thumbs bandaged up—one had a cut and the other had apparently teeth marks—I think the clean cut was on the left, but I am not sure—I did not tell him what he would be charged with, something was said to him in my presence in Italian, and afterwards I took him into custody—the charge was interpreted to him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-106" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS TAYLOR</persName> </hi>. I am a Divisional Surgeon—I live at 224, Lewis
<lb/>ham High Road—I examined the prosecutor on February 5th—I found him suffering from a wound at the back of the left thigh just below the buttock, about 1 inch long and 3/4 inch deep—this knife would cause a wound of the kind—I should say it would be inflicted from behind—there was also a wound on the left breast, inside and a little below the nipple over the region of the heart—the depth was not ascertained and there might have been some danger in putting a probe into it, it could have been caused by this knife—to inflict a wound of that kind a certain degree of violence would have to be used—there was a certain amount of danger, it might have penetrated the chest cavity—I think the knife was stopped by the fifth rib—if it had not been stopped by some hard substance I think it would have penetrated the heart—the</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> The blow in the thigh must have been given from behind.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The wound in the buttock might have been administered when he was in front if he had reached round the man, it could be possible, but from the wound I should think the man was behind the prosecutor.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "There were five of us to feed 100 beasts, 50 on each side—on my side there were three to feed 50 and on the prosecutor's side two to feed the other 50—the morn
<lb/>ing was very rough, the waves came on my side of the ship, three of us got wet—one of the Germans went to prosecutor's side, he never said anything to him, I also went to prosecutor's side, he said 'Go to your own side'—I said 'send the other man and I will go'—he said 'No, you go'—I said 'The best thing is for us all five to feed the beasts here and then all go on the other side'—the prosecutor struck me—as I was struggling to get him off, we were on the ground, he bit my thumb—when he saw the knife he ran away to the fireman's forecastle, I ran after him four or five steps, I threw myself on the ground from the pain in my thumb, the prosecutor came up and made game of me, and shouting 'you have got it'—in the heat of my temper I ran after him to the fireman's forecastle, and stabbed him twice—as soon as I did it I was very sorry—if I had wanted to kill him I could have killed him there and then—I had all the chance to stab him 10 times instead of twice—I went to the officers of the ship, who dressed my thumb and took me into custody—the knife did not belong to me, I had it lent to me to cut onions, and I had it in my pocket."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner said:</hi> All I wish to say is that having found myself insulted, kicked and knocked about by this man what could I do more than defend myself.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When the two men came out they were chaffing each other—one of them took up a bowl of cockles and began to laugh at it—they went to have a drink together—in the public-house I heard the deceased call the prisoner a b—liar, and he threatened to punch the prisoner's head—a man got between them to separate them—Browning certainly wanted to fight—he said so—that was several minutes before the prisoner went out—I don't know if Shannon was in the public-house then—as a rule they go away together—the George is near the Mill wall Decks—the deceased then left the public-house—the blow was an over
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<hi rend="italic">K</hi>). I was outside the George public-house on February 5th—I was on point duty from five till 6.45—I did not see the prisoner ejected from the house—I saw him outside—I advised him to go away and not get into trouble, he was having a discussion with the manager of the public-house—I subsequently saw the deceased come out—the prisoner said "That is the man who has caused the trouble," and with that struck him in the left eye with his fist—the deceased fell on the pavement—there was a hydrant near where he fell—the deceased was insensible and I took him home, and Dr. Macmorran attended him—the prisoner was charged and bailed at the Court because the deceased was too ill to attend—the deceased did not wish to press the charge and he was subsequently discharged.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He said he was exceedingly sorry he had struck the deceased—I had known the prisoner about seven years, he was always quiet and peaceable—the deceased was employed at the George some
<lb/>times to wipe out pewters—the prisoner is a labourer—on Saturday afternoons after the men are paid and have settled up outside the George 200 or 300 men go in there—when the deceased appeared before the Magistrate he said they had worked together for 14 or 15 years and had never quarrelled—he said that the quarrel was over 2 1/2d. worth of gin.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-111" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES CRISP</persName> </hi> (293
<hi rend="italic">K</hi>). I was in company with the last witness outside the George on the 5th of last month—I saw the prisoner having an altercation with the manager of the public-house—I went up and advised him to go away, and he went a short distance—he came back</p>
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<p>again—Browning came out of the public-house, and the prisoner struck him in the face with his fist—it was a heavy blow from the shoulder, and failed him to the ground—the prisoner fell himself on to the deceased—I picked the prisoner up, and he said, "The man has been on me all the night"—I said, "I shall detain you," and the doctor came and said it was very serious, and I said I should take him to the station, and he went with me—he said, "I am very sorry for what I have done, and what I did; I did it in the impulse of the moment."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He said the deceased had been getting on to him all the night—it was not a cowardly blow that he struck.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-112" type="given" value="ADAM"/>ADAM MACMORRAN</persName> </hi>. I am Assistant Divisional Surgeon, and live at 41, Glengall Road—I attended the deceased man on February 5th—I saw him about seven—he was lying on the pavement insensible, and bleeding profusely from a wound on the left side of the head—he was almost pulseless—on his recovering a little I asked him where he lived, and found it was only across the road—I superintended his removal there, and washed and dressed his wounds—the left eye was quite closed and rapidly becoming discoloured—there was another small wound on the most prominent part of the back of the head—he also had concussion of the brain—in my opinion he died of compression of the brain, due to a fracture of the skull, dividing an artery on the left side, and to laceration on the right side, and rupture of a vessel on the right side—he died on February 23rd—I subsequently made a
<hi rend="italic">post-mortem</hi> examination, and found that the wound for which I had treated him had quite healed—I found a fracture extending for about four inches on the left side, running backwards and forwards—afterwards I found a fracture from a point on the top of the head to the ear, and I found it again inside the skull, in the middle fossa at the base—that was probably caused by the fall on the pavement—I found three small clots on the right side of the brain, but no laceration of the brain substance—I found a clot on the left side of the brain, and another on the right side of the brain, between the membranes of the brain and the brain itself—in my opinion the cause of death was compression of the brain from the rupture of arteries.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not attend before the Coroner—I did not hear a man named Shannon examined—the brain was in a diseased condition—there were three clots of blood in the brain substance, and one outside the brain—that would have something to do with the cause of death, I mean that the large clot is what I should call the counter-stroke—that clot might have been caused otherwise than by a fracture—if the brain is in a diseased condition the blood vessels are much more likely to be ruptured—excitement will sometimes cause the blood vessels to rupture—sometimes in a prize-fight the fighting may cause the rupture of a blood vessel—if a man be over 40 years of age and not of temperate habits, ex
<lb/>citement by itself will produce profusion of blood on the brain—when I picked the deceased up he had a smell of alcohol—I examined his heart—the liver was normal—the right lung was very much congested—he was a strong, well-built man—in a fight I should think the deceased would be the better man—he was not so fat—the statement I heard Mrs. Browning make was, "My poor husband got up during the night and fell down and struck the bad"—I did not hear her say that he had fallen out of bed.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> In my opinion he died from compression of the brain and rupture of the arteries, which was probably the result of falling on the pavement—that is what I suppose—the hydrant is level with the pavement, it is not raised at all—I don't think he could have fractured his skull by falling in the night.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-113" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH HOLT</persName> </hi>. I reside at 24, Lannich Street, Poplar—I am a stevedore—I went into the George public-house with the prisoner and the deceased—in the afternoon we had been to a football match—when we went into the public-house Browning said to Read "You own me half a quartern of gin" and Read said "I owe you nothing at all," the deceased kept on getting at the prisoner till the tears ran down his face—the deceased did not take off his coat to fight—he said to the prisoner "If you like to come outside I will be round you like a flash of lightning"—the mud shoot is about 300 yards away, he asked the prisoner to come up to the Form Road—Read was doing all he knew to keep his passion under control, he did not want to have a turn-up with him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-114" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SHANNON</persName> </hi>,
<hi rend="italic">examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. I am the foreman of the gang in which the prisoner and the deceased have worked—their employer is Mr. Multby—they have worked in the same gang for about 16 years—they were always good friends together—the deceased used to be troubled with gout and pains in his head, and during the last 10 or 12 years he has knocked off work about 50 or 60 times on account of those pains—the deceased man and I were in the habit of going home together every night—the deceased was lying on the pavement when I came out—I went up to him to carry him home—I went home with him and stopped with him till be became sensible—he asked me who had done this, and I said "Read who is in the station, shall I go and bail him out," and the deceased saying "Yes," I went and offered bail but the police would not accept it.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ASNETH COHEN</hi> (22)</persName> was indicted
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BIRON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">KERSHAW</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-116" type="given" value="RACHAEL"/>RACHAEL CLENOIVICH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Interpreted</hi>). I am the wife of Abraham Louis Clenoivich, and live at 116, Commercial Street—the prisoner is my sister—she is 22 years of age—she had been living with us for four years—she helped me in the house-work—we were supporting her—I have six children—my sister slept in the back room on the third floor—three of my children slept in the same room—the front room is a work-shop, no one sleeps there—I did not know that she was in the family way—on Saturday night, January 22nd, when she went to bed she was all right as far as I knew—next morning I went up to her between ten and eleven and found she was not up—she usually got up at seven o'clock—my daughter told me some
<lb/>thing about her and I sent her up some tea—she stayed in bed during the day—I went upstairs and saw her a little after three o'clock—I said "What is the matter my dear," she made no answer—later on when it was dark ray girl came and told me there was a baby on the pavement and I went upstairs again, and found my sister up and dressed—on the floor in the</p>
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<p>room I saw marks of blood, and I asked her what was the matter, she told me that she had her monthly, she told me nothing else and I saw nothing more—she was dressed to go out, she had on a jacket and dress but no hat—I did not hear her go out—I did not see her again till she was in custody—there is a door from the front room in to the passage—I knew that a child had been picked up in the street before she went down, I did not know it when I went up to speak to her, I heard it after
<lb/>wards—I don't know how long after that my sister had left the house—I did not see her to speak to before she went away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When I saw my sister for the last time on that Sunday I knew there was a baby in the street, but I did not know where it came from—I knew my sister was in the house then—when my daughter told me there was a baby in the street—I did not go and see my sister—I was examined before the Coroner—I said then, "A little after three p.m. I went up to see what was the matter—I found her in bed, I asked her what was the matter and she did not answer—I did not think it strange because it always is so with her"—I do not know if the prisoner can speak in English and understand it, we always speak in Yeddish.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-117" type="given" value="FANNY"/>FANNY CLENOIVICH</persName> </hi>. I am the daughter of the last witness—I am 16 years old—I sleep in the same room with the prisoner and the two other children—on January 22nd, I went to bed before the prisoner—I remember getting up and seeing the prisoner in bed—it was nine o'clock when she asked me to bring her a pail of warm water and put some mustard in it—I got it I had to go downstairs for it—I saw my mother then and said something to her—I took a cup of tea up which the prisoner asked for, that was a little later than when I took up the pail of water—I went up again at one o'clock she was still in bed, and again at about three o'clock—she can understand English but she cannot speak very well.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-118" type="given" value="LEAH"/>LEAH LIMBERGER</persName> </hi>. I live at 155, Commercial Street, with my parents—I remember going along Commercial Street on a Sunday afternoon—just as I was passing by Lockhart's shop I saw something coming down from the window and when I got near I saw it was a little baby—I don't know where it came from—I ran away—I saw it come to the ground—I did not tell anybody what I had seen, nobody was walking in front or behind me—it is a long street.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-119" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH SPILLER</persName> </hi>. I am a charwoman—I live at the White Hart at Little Durham Street—I was passing along Commercial Street, on this day, the coffee-shop is next to No. 116—I saw some people there and I went up to see what was the matter, and I saw a new born baby lying on the pavement, it was naked and bleeding from the mouth and head—I saw it move—it tried to cry but could not—I picked it up, wrapped it in my apron and took it to the Commercial Street police-station—there was quite a little crowd when I arrived on the scene.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-120" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK OLIVER</persName> </hi>.—I am a divisional surgeon of 2, Kingsland Road—on January 23rd, I was called to the police-station in Commercial Road, and was there shown an infant child, it was alive, I heard it cry feebly, it appeared to be newly born, I should imagine within an hour, it appeared to have had no skilled attention, the cord had been torn asunder, it was full-timed—the head was somewhat out of shape, the left thigh was broken—I stayed with it till it died, death was caused by a fall from</p>
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<p>a window three storeys high—I went with Inspector Taylor to 116 to a back bedroom on the top floor, and after examining that room I went to the top room front, I think the window was then closed, but it appeared to have been disturbed, and there were two blood stains on the floor.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This was no doubt a first child—I directed the prisoner to be taken to the infirmary, she was ill and distressed—from her condition I came to the conclusion that she should not be then charged—her health was so much affected.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-121" type="given" value="SAHAH"/>SAHAH SHOLOSKY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Interpreted</hi>). On the evening of January 23rd the prisoner came to my house, 35, Pedley Street—she said "I have had a quarrel with my sister and brother-in-law," and asked if she could sleep with me—she did to—I did not notice anything about her, I had not seen her for the last six months, she left next morning at 9.30 and I saw her no more—I am not related to her.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-122" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH CLENOIVICH</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Reubin Clenoivich, and live at 74, Dalston Lane—I am no relation to the prisoner, I have known her for some time—on January 25tb about mid-day she came to my house—she looked ill—I asked what was the matter with her—she said she had had a misfortune, that something had come from her which she had thrown out of the window, that she did not know what it was—I had heard at that time something about it—I said to her that I heard that a baby had been thrown out of a window—she said, "Do they say it is a baby, I am sure I don't know"—I said, "Did you hear it cry"—she said, "No, I felt so dazed, I was mad"—I asked if her sister was with her—she said, "No, nobody"—I asked her if she had told her sister that she was pregnant—she said, "No, I did not like to tell her."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> She looked very ill.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-123" type="given" value="HERBERT"/>HERBERT LARDER</persName> </hi>. I am medical superintendent of Whitechapel Infirmary—on January 25th, about 3.45, the prisoner was brought there—I saw her immediately on her admission—she did not appear to under
<lb/>stand what I said, from ignorance of the language—I examined her, and she had been recently confined—she required immediate attention.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I examined her several times afterwards—she was very weak, and is of a highly nervous temperament, and very likely under the circumstances might be subject to puerperal mania.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18980307-name-124" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-124" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES TAYLOR</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector</hi>). I was present when the prisoner was charged on February 14th—she said, "I opened the window and threw the baby out."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> She spoke in English, so that anybody could under
<lb/>stand her—I am prepared to swear that she didn't say, "I opened the window and threw
<hi rend="italic">it</hi> out"—she was not placed in the dock, she sat down in the station—I had read over the charge to her—I should hardly say she was dazed or mumbling; I don't recollect saying she was dazed—she was ill and was taken back by the doctor's directions.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Inspector H</hi>). I was present at the inquest on February 14th—after the jury had given their verdict, I told the prisoner she would be charged with the wilful murder of a female child by throwing it out of a window—she said, "Yes, I threw the baby out of the window; it was on the Sunday night—I hope they won't kill me."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw her on January 25th at Dalston Lane Station in company with the doctor—she then appeared ill and dazed—the wag in the Infirmary—I did not charge her then: I did at the station—she was mumbling, I could not say dazed—she did not appear to be exactly the tiling—she spoke perfectly plain—she said, "I opened the window and threw the baby out."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">of the act, but not being responsible at the time.—To be detained in Holloway Prison during Her Majesty's pleasure.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday and Friday, March</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">th, and</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1898.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-129" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM FORTMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a sweeper employed by the Corporation of London—on February 11th about 4.30 a.m. I was cleaning Giltspur Street near the Plough public-house and saw Barry standing half-way oat of the telescopic gate—he came towards me and said "Your mate is going ahead over there if you do not make haste you will not catch him"—he walked across towards Cock Lane and gave a sign with his month and I saw Moore come out—my mate and I followed him and went to the police-station and gave information, and came out with Sergeant Smith and saw Barry turn on to Hoi born Viaduct—I followed and as I went across the road he put his hat on one side to disguise himself—I said "You are the man," and gave him in custody—he said "You have made a mistake"—he had a moustache but no beard then—another constable arrested Moore and we all went to the station—I saw Barry standing at the corner of Cock Lane but did not see him go down it—that would taker him to the corner where I saw him—he cross-examined me before the Lord Mayor as to its being a dark place, and on February 6th after the public-houses were closed I went with Sergeant Smith at six o'clock to see about the light—they put out the lights at eleven o'clock on Sundays—Smith had the opportunity of seeing me in the position in which Barry was.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Barry.</hi> You must have gone down Cock Lane—it was four or five minutes after you first spoke to me that I saw you at the corner of Snow Hill—I ran from the church to the station—one way is as near as the other—you would pass me on the other side; my meeting you was quite unexpected—I thought I should have found a policeman at the corner, but I did not, and ran into Snow Hill Station—I must have got there before you got down Cock Lane, and when I came out I saw you in front of me—I never saw you before in my life—I saw you for about a minute—your hands were behind you and you were undoubtedly carrying something, I did not see the
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> and padlock found, but the spot has been shewn to me—it is near the Cow public-house by St. Bartholomew's Hospital in West Smithfield—to go there you would have to cross Giltspur Street and come back to Cock Lane—I heard the officer say that they were found 20 yards in a different direction—I ran as fast as I could considering I had been at work all night, and you must have</p>
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<p>run—I went down Giltspur Street, having you behind me, with your hands behind you, and your face towards me—you walked sideways—you never turned your back, you faced me from the public-house door to Cock Lane—you are the man who spoke to me—you might have followed us down Giltspur Street, and then I should not notice you till I saw you again, when you put your hat on one side—my mate was 20 yards away when I called him, but he came up within a yard of you and I said, "George, just fetch my tobacco box."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Moore.</hi> I did not see you arrested—I saw you turn the corner and cross to the top of Newgate Street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Barry was about four feet from me when I spoke to him—there was the electric light and gas—he stood under the electric light and when he crossed the road two electric lights were shining upon him—I saw him there a couple of minutes and am sure he is the man—I saw Moore for a minute, he stared me in the face—I am sure he is the man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. Moore had no coat on—I do not know whether Barry had on that red necktie, or whether he had a collar and tie on.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18980307-name-130" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-130" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE POINIER</persName> </hi>. I am a sweeper employed by the Corporation—I was Fortman's mate on February 11th—he told me something and I saw the door of the Plough open—Barry came to the corner of Cock Lane—I watched him about two minutes, and Moore came out of the Plough. Barry stood with his face towards the Plough—I did not notice his hands—I saw Moore's face for about a second—he came within two yards of me—we pretended to go on with our work and Moore went on, we followed him all the way sweeping, so that he should not notice us—Fortman went to Snow Hill—Moore turned sharp round to Newgate Street, crossed over to the Viaduct and stopped where the steps go down to Farringdon Street—I did not lose sight of Moore from the time he came out of the public-house till the policeman took him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Barry.</hi> When my mate called me I was about 10 yards from you and I came up facing you looking towards the Plough—I saw you opposite the Plough, watching it—the light was shining on you, you were dressed as you are now, but you were clean shaved and had no collar or tie—when my mate called me I was more towards Newgate Street than St. Bartholomew's, and about 20 yards from him, you were standing opposite, we walked in the middle of the road—I did not see you at the corner of Cock Lane for five minutes, and I did not say so—I did not judge the time you were watching us when we were going after Moore, and I watched you to see if you were coming after us—I have been shown the place where the
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> was found, that is not in the direction of Cock Lane, it would not take you a minute to put it there, you might have run and been at Cock Lane at the same time as my mate—I never lost sight of you for a moment.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Moore.</hi> I paw you cross the road, I never lost sight of you till the constable took you.</p>
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<persName id="t18980307-name-131" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18980307-name-131" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-131" type="given" value="GEORGE JAMES"/>GEORGE JAMES SMITH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Police Sergeant</hi>).—On February 11th Fortman called me from the police-station, Snow Hill, he ran towards Barry, who was on the Viaduct going westward, and said, "That is the man"—I said, "You will have to come with me to the station"—he said, "You have made a mistake"—Fortman had not accused him of</p>
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<p>anything—I took him to the station followed by Moore and Knight—I then went to the Plough and saw the steel gate half open—I went back to the station and charged Barry with being concerned with Moore in breaking and entering the Plough public-house—he made no answer, but afterwards he said that he was not guilty, he was an honest wording man. in the market—he gave me a correct address at Hackney, and I went there—it is about three miles from Snow Hill—he said, "I am an honest working man, a porter, and was going to work; I am employed under the lift at the Great Western Railway"—that is under the market at the north end of Giltspur Street—he was walking westward, that is away from Hackney—he was not going towards the market or towards Hackney—he said that he had lived there about four months.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Barry.</hi> You asked me to go to the Great Western Railway—I did so, and made enquiries, and they do not know you—the men start work between one and two—you said that you had gone round to the Electric Railway in King Edward Street with a view of getting work—you were walking away from King Edward Street—you did not say that you had been there to see if you could get a start—you said that you were going on to Chancery Lane—Portman said on his oath that he pointed you out to me, but he did not point—he said, "Here he is" or "There he goes" but I could not see what Portman was seeing—he did not point you out.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I heard Fortman ran into the station and say some
<lb/>thing—I followed him; he was only there a few seconds.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18980307-name-132" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-132" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS KNIGHT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi>). On February 11th, about 4.30 am, I was on Holborn Viaduct, and Fortman pointed out Moore to me—I said, "Half-a-minute I want you to come with me to the police-station"—he said, "What is up, governor?"—we met Poinier on the way and Moore said, "What is the matter with you?"—he was charged with burglary at the station, and refused his address.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Moore.</hi> I arrested you on the north side of Holborn Viaduct from what Poinier said—I did not see you cross over to the side I arrested you on—I was walking towards you on the south side—you were near the steps, going down.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Barry.</hi> I did not see you when you were arrested; I did not notice.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">G. J. SMITH</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I believe Barry had a collar and tie on, but not that red muffler—that does not look like the suit he was arrested in—he had no opportunity of having clothes brought, to him at the station.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18980307-name-133" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-133" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MILTON</persName> </hi>. On February 11th I was a constable in the City police—I have since retired—I found this jemmy and brass padlock in West Smithfield, 20 yards from the Plough, and on the same side—I attended at the Plough on Sunday evening, March 6th, after closing hours to examine the state of the lights—I stood on the opposite side, and Fortman stood at the gateway—I could sometimes see him by the electric light, and sometimes it was very dark, the light went down a bit and made a shadow on the gateway—there was a moon.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Barry.</hi> It was eleven o'clock on Sunday night after the houses were closed—the light might be a little different in the evening. to what it would be at four a.m.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-134" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD HOWIE</persName> </hi>. I kept the Plough, Giltspur Street on February 11th—this padlock is mine; it was used to secure my gate—I resided on the premises—the staircase is in the shop—I missed nothing.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18980307-name-135" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-135" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES FELTON</persName> </hi>.—I was formerly manager to Mr. Howie at the Plough—on February 11th I closed the house at 12.30 a.m., and secured the door with a padlock—I locked it and tried it again at one a.m., and it was safe.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18980307-name-136" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-136" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN GODSICK</persName> </hi>.—I am a foreman in the employ of the Great Western Railway, Smithfield Market—I engage the odd men who work at the lift, carrying meat—I know Barry by seeing him in the market, but never employed him—I have seen him several months in the market, standing about and talking—there are two lifts in the market, but only one for the Great Western—I put all the men on myself.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Some of the men pay other men out of their own pockets every day, and you might have been employed without my knowing it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> They work there from two a.m. to six, according to what they have to do.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners statements before the Magistrate. Barry says</hi>—I am perfectly innocent of this, I was never in Giltspur Street or Cock Lane all that morning, I am an innocent man, I have never been convicted.
<hi rend="italic">Moore says</hi>—I do not know this man at all, I am innocent of the charge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Barry's defence:</hi> I am perfectly innocent. I have not committed burglary. I have never been charged with it. I am a respectable married man, and have always paid 20s. in the pound. I am not a cur who commits an offence and then comes and asks for mercy.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Moore's defence:</hi> I know nothing of the burglary; I was not on the side of the street they say I was. I came straight from over the water.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SERGEANT SMITH</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). There is another way into the schools from Giltspur Street, but it is not open at that time in the morning; it closes with an iron gate 10 feet high, and is closed every night—I have measured the distances: from the Plough to the public-house is 100 paces, and from the two points where the prisoners were arrested, is 75 paces—there is no brick work above the iron door, but it is so high that no man could climb over it—it is locked by the sexton every night—this vacant space in the map is the private yard of these houses—just at the end of Cock Lane there is a very dark recess where some carts are.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BARRY</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18980307-233-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MOORE</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18980307-233-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18980307-233-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">He had been convicted at Clerkenwell of attempting to pick pockets, and had been twice charged and discharged with a caution.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-233-18980307 t18980307-233-punishment-30"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> The Recorder awarded</hi> £1
<hi rend="italic">each to Fortman and Pointer.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN BARRY</hi> </persName> was
<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18980307-234-offence-1 t18980307-name-138"/>Robert Mackie</persName> with intent to defraud.
<hi rend="italic">Six other counts</hi>:—For obtain
<lb/>ing different sums from other persons.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18980307-name-139" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18980307-name-139" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18980307-name-139" type="surname" value="GOOD"/>
<interp inst="t18980307-name-139" type="given" value="JOHN CHARLES"/>JOHN CHARLES GOOD</persName> </hi>. I am proprietor of Edward Herbert & Co., tea tasters, 21, Fenchurch Street—towards the end of July, 1896, an action was brought against my firm by the prisoner in the Mayor's Court—I had not seen him, but I had made inquiries and resisted the claim—I went into Court, and when the case was called on there was no appearance</p>
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<p>by the plaintiff—the case was never reinstated—I had to pay about £40 costs.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I was told that you purposely ran against a box and purposely hart yourself, and your representative came and asked if we would settle the action for £10—you were waiting outside, and two days after the trial your brother came and asked us to pay £1—I employed a detective, and I believe you were medically examined—the doctors said that years ago you had met with a fracture—a report was made to my solicitor. (
<hi rend="italic">The doctor's report was here put in, stating that he attended the prisoner on August</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1896,
<hi rend="italic">who was walking with a limp and was using a stick, and stated that he had been injured in Fenchurch Street by a big bale falling on him, that he had seen a doctor who said his spleen teas displaced, and that he had been in St. Bartholomew's Hospital, that upon examination he complained of pain on pressure of the abdomen, and that there was an old sear on his right leg, the result of a compound fracture</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18980307-name-140" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18980307-name-140" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18980307-name-140" type="surname" value="HIBBERT"/>
<interp inst="t18980307-name-140" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HIBBERT</persName> </hi>. I am head packer to Frederick Gale and others, warehousemen, of 32, St. Paul's Churchyard—on March 9th or 10th last year, at 5.45 p.m. I was at the bottom of the lift shoot delivering goods—I heard a voice saying, "Why don't you pull your rope in, there is a man fallen over it and gone to the front door"—I went to the counting-house, the prisoner was there, he said that he had fallen over the rope—I took him down and bathed bis arm under the tap and saw nothing the matter with it, and gave him some whiskey—one of my men bound up his arm and he left—he came again next morning and handed me this card, "J. Barry, Well Engineer"—I took him to one of the partners—I after
<lb/>wards saw him at Guildhall in a cell.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> No one else has fallen over my rope for the last 18 years—my rope had no right to be on the public foot-path—I cannot prove that it was not there—the firm sympathized with you and gave you money—I don't think they made any enquiries—the pavement is 39 ins. wide—it was a wet night and dark—it was about six o'clock, 12 months ago yesterday.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18980307-name-141" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18980307-name-141" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18980307-name-141" type="surname" value="MACKIE"/>
<interp inst="t18980307-name-141" type="given" value="ROBERE"/>ROBERE MACKIE</persName> </hi>, I am one of the firm of E. M. Moreland & Co.—on March 10th lost year I saw the prisoner, Mr. Bull was present—he said that he had fallen over the rope the night before, and he felt it very painful all night and went to the doctor—he had his arm bandaged up—he said he was a diver and should be detained at home two or three weeks and he left it to us to say what we would give him—I authorized the cashier to pay him £5 and obtained this receipt from him—(
<hi rend="italic">This was in full compensation for all claims</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Our cashier wrote that out and you signed it as finishing the case—you did not demand money of me but you said you should not be able to do any work for two or three weeks—I am not satisfied that you met with an accident—you came into our warehouse with your hand in a sling, bandaged up by the doctor according to your statement—we believed you and gave you a £5 note—I do not believe your statement now, I could not judge whether you told me any lies.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18980307-name-142" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18980307-name-142" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18980307-name-142" type="surname" value="PALMER"/>
<interp inst="t18980307-name-142" type="given" value="FREDERICK JOHN"/>FREDERICK JOHN PALMER</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Hope Brothers, 223 and 224, High Holborn, hatters and clothiers, about the middle of June a</p>
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<p>man gave me some information, and the prisoner called on me and said that he had had an accident and fallen over some covering and hurt his, arm—he had his left arm in a sling—I referred him to our head quarters at Ludgate Hill and on June 28th I saw him there—his arm was still in a sling—he said that he was a professional diver and had been employed on the s.s. "Elbe," and was earning £6 a week—Mr. Jackson said that he did not want to be hard on him and gave me £2 and he signed this receipt in my presence.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not think my manager made any inquiries—he had the porter up—I know that you fell down, but I did not know what you fell over—the cover was not where you ought to have fallen over it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He did not bathe his arm.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18980307-name-143" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18980307-name-143" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18980307-name-143" type="surname" value="FRY"/>
<interp inst="t18980307-name-143" type="given" value="THOMAS HALLET"/>THOMAS HALLET FRY</persName> </hi>. I am one of the foremen of Jones, Stewart & Co., hosiery warehouse, Wood Street, City—on September 7th I received this letter—" Gentlemen, I write to inform you that as I was passing your premises last evening, I was thrown down by a rope and severely sprained my wrist. I have had to go to the doctor, he tells me I shall not be able to work for a month."—I saw the prisoner on the 9th, he said that no doubt I had received his letter; that he was a diver and going away to the Mediterranean and in consequence of the accident he had been obliged to postpone it and wanted to know whether we were prepared to give him some compensation—I got from him the doctor's name and one or two witnesses—I think I gave them to a gentleman from the Court but he could not find them—I offered the prisoner £1—he said he was not prepared to accept it—I said I would write to the doctor and re-consider the matter—he was going away and I called him back and offered him £1 10s. which he accepted, and I got this receipt from him dated September 9th.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My man told me that your hand was bruised, and that you had a slight opening in the bruise, and that it was your right hand, but it was your left arm which was in splints—I did not know that till after the matter was settled—I did not say so at the police-court because I only answered the questions put to me—I did not write to the witnesses whose names you had given me because I had settled the matter.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18980307-name-144" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18980307-name-144" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-144" type="given" value="HORACE MICHAEL"/>HORACE MICHAEL GASKIN</persName> </hi>. I am warehouseman to the last witness—about September 6th the prisoner came into our warehouse in a very excited condition, holding his hand in this position, showing a bruise between the forefinger and thumb from which blood was oozing—I asked him what was the matter, he said he had fallen over a rope outside our premises about an hour before—I took him down to the tap and placed it under it—he said something about making a report—I said, any report he had to make he must make to the firm—he pulled out a card, "J. Barry, Diver, North Street"—I am quite sure it was his right hand.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am sure it was your right hand because you said that you had injured your best friend, and said, "Look at my right hand,' besides that if it had been the left I could not have poured water over it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18980307-name-145" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18980307-name-145" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-145" type="given" value="GEORGE HENRY"/>GEORGE HENRY CHISWELL</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to W. D. and H. O. Wills, tobacco merchants—I was in the warehouse downstairs about 6.10, and one of my employers came to me with the prisoner and said that he had</p>
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<p>an injury and had fallen over a board and injured his wrist—I think it was the left wrist—he went into the lavatory and held it under the tap—he was there about five minutes and then left—the manager spoke to me next morning, but I did not see the prisoner again.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18980307-name-146" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18980307-name-146" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18980307-name-146" type="surname" value="GUNN"/>
<interp inst="t18980307-name-146" type="given" value="ERNEST"/>ERNEST GUNN</persName> </hi>. I am manager to W. D. and H. O. Wills—on September 16th, I received this letter; "I beg to inform you on passing your premises on Tuesday evening at six o'clock, I was thrown down by a board, I have severely sprained my left arm and wrist and am told by the doctor that I shall be laid up for three weeks or a month and must ask you for some compensation"—the prisoner afterwards came to the warehouse and showed me his left wrist which was bound up—I said, "I will think the matter over and speak to the managing director and communicate with you," and I gave him some tobacco—he said he was a wharfinger in Norway, but that owing to the injury to his hand he was disabled and could not go there—I consulted with my sub-manager—I authorized £2 to be seat to him with this letter—this receipt was afterwards shown me, dated September 20th, and signed James Barry—his manner was very frank and engaging and I thought it best to get rid of the matter.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18980307-name-147" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18980307-name-147" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18980307-name-147" type="surname" value="RENNIE"/>
<interp inst="t18980307-name-147" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM RENNIE</persName> </hi>.—I am sub-manager to Messrs. Wills—on September 20th I paid the prisoner £2 and took this receipt from him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Friday, March 11th.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18980307-name-148" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18980307-name-148" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-148" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HACKETT</persName> </hi>. I am porter to Mr. Good who trades as Herbert & Co., tea tasters—on July 11th, 1896, I was unloading a van in front of the premises at about 5.55, and put out a red flag—we were hoisting a box of empty cardboard boxes—the prisoner came rushing by between the door and the box, and he was hurt, and two or three seconds afterwards a friend of his came up and said that he saw it—the prisoner was asked to come to the shop to see where he was hurt—he was sent to the sink—he said he was a diver and should lose his turn—he asked for a drop of brandy, I gave him a drink and left him—I saw that he was hurt on his hip, but not on the lower part of his abdomen—before that he went into a public-house with his friend.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We were loading these things in the gutter, the jib was level with the pavement—the carman and I were not holding the box, the crane did not swing.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-149" type="given" value="AUGUSTUS"/>AUGUSTUS MERCER</persName> </hi>. I am head porter to Stafford Northcote & Co., St. Paul's Churchyard—they have a lift shoot in Carter Lane, I sent out some goods one day in September and the prisoner called at the office and said that he fell over the flap and injured his wrist—I do not remember which wrist it was—he said, "Look at my hand"—the firm instructed me to take him down stairs and bathe his hand under the tap—the firm suggested the tap, but the prisoner had been in the office before I got there—I bound his wrist up with his own handkerchief, and he weal away—after that I was instructed to go to Northfleet and make inquiries and went to 10, South Street, Dover Road, and saw the prisoner—his wrist was bandaged up—I asked if he had been to a doctor—he said "Yes"—I asked him if he could give me the doctor's address—he said that he could not—I said, "Cannot you give me the address of the person who made up the lotion?"—he said, "No, the bottle was broken and thrown away"—he afterwards went with me to the doctor's place near Gravesend</p>
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<p>Station—there was a brass plate on the gate, but nobody could recognize the name—I said, "I had better knock"—he said, "Don't knock, because I have not paid the half-crown fee"—we left and had a social glass—I left and, not feeling satisfied, I went down on the Sunday morning and saw the doctor, who made a statement to me—I then went to the prisoner's house and said that I had been to the doctor, and he had no such cape, what was I to do? was I to tell the firm that he had not been to the doctor's?—he said, "Yes, tell them I have been using Elliman's Embrocation—I told the firm what I had found out.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You were not drunk when I saw you—you did not tell me that you were intoxicated and had forgotten what had happened on the day before.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-150" type="given" value="STAFFORD CHARLES"/>STAFFORD CHARLES NORTHCOTE</persName> </hi>. I am one of the firm of Stafford Northcote & Co., warehousemen, St. Paul's Churchyard—on a Saturday in September I received a report from Mercer—the prisoner afterwards called on me and showed me his wrist—it was bound up, he told me what had happened and asked me what I could do for him—I said I would consult with my partner—I asked him what his calling was—he said he was a diver, earning 30s. a week and had not been able to follow his calling—I afterwards instructed my cashier to send him £2 2s.—I believed that a genuine accident had happened—I afterwards got this receipt, dated October 4th—it is in my cashier's writing—at the bottom of it here is, "With thanks, it is too little considering I was laid up for 26 days and had to pay."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The iron bar was not there to knock anybody down, it was fixed across—it had not been out of its place on the public path, nor did anybody tell me so.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-151" type="given" value="CHARLES ALBERT"/>CHARLES ALBERT NORTON</persName> </hi>. I keep the Three Tons, Cross Street,. Cripplegate—on November 11th I was assisting my brother in the management of the Woolpack and had information that an accident had happened—the prisoner called on me on November 12th, and said that he had met with an accident the day before, and had caught his heel in the pavement light and fell down and hurt his left arm—it was bandaged—he said he was a builder of Gravesend—he said that the doctor said that he could not work for a week, and I paid him 30s.—there was a missing light—I got this receipt which I made out (
<hi rend="italic">In full compensation.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You did not give me a card—I am sure you said you Worked for a builder.</p>
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<persName id="t18980307-name-152" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18980307-name-152" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-152" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT BLACKREE</persName> </hi>. I am manager at the entering room of Messrs. Newman, Smith & Sons, warehousemen, 45, Newgate Street—the prisoner called early in November and said that he had fallen over some
<lb/>thing, I think he said a bale outside our premises, and hurt his hand—I think he said his right hand—it was bandaged and he had a splint about an inch wide—he said that he was a diver and had missed his boat, "The Alert," that he was going to some sugar islands to raise a ship—I told him to look in again, I would see die firm, and, if it was the right thing, no doubt they would do something for him, he gave me this envelope with his address—he called again, and on the third or fourth time he called the bandage was off—he said "My hand is better, but it is</p>
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<p>still a bit stiff"—I noticed that his fingers were swollen, his wrist seemed all right, he made no point of that—that was about November 11th—he came five times—he was paid about the middle of November—his left hand was not bandaged when he came to me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-153" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD DARLING</persName> </hi>. I am one of the Corps of Commissionaires employed by Smith & Newman, at Newgate Street—I was standing just outside the door in November and saw the prisoner—he said that he had fallen over a parcel outside the building, and wished to see the manager—that was after Lord Mayor's Day.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-154" type="given" value="HENRY WALTER"/>HENRY WALTER NEWMAN</persName> </hi>. I am one of the firm of Newman, Smith and Newman—I remember the prisoner calling about a fall over a bale of goods—as near as I can guess the first time he called was the first week in November, but he called four or five times—I believed that a genuine accident had happened to him and paid him £3—this is his. receipt paid November 26th—it is in my writing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am sure it was not November 15th or 16th—there was an interval of two or three days before you called.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-155" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk to Debenham, Tewson and Farmer, auctioneers—on November 26th, the prisoner called on me and said that on the 25th he was passing the premises' of a firm I was acting for and caught his toe and hurt his left wrist, which was bandaged—I have it the 23rd in this receipt that was my mistake—he said his foot caught in a portion of the pavement light, and he fell down—I did not examine the pavement light—I communicated with the owner, Colonel Birch—the prisoner gave me the names of witnesses, Johnson, I think he said Frank, 70 or 79, Haberdasher Street, New North Road—the other witness's name was James Minton, of Cock Lane—I made these notes at the time a ad gave the addresses to Colonel Birch—the prisoner said he was a seaman diver on board the "Alert," employed by the Neptune Salvage Company, I understood permanently—Colonel Birch authorized me to pay him £2—I got this receipt from him (
<hi rend="italic">Undertaking to make no further demand</hi>,) that is addressed to one of my fellow clerks.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am sure you said the Neptune Company—you did not say the ss. "Alert," of West Hartlepool—I put it down at the time from your own lips.</p>
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<persName id="t18980307-name-156" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-156" type="given" value="WILLIAM BURTON"/>WILLIAM BURTON BIRCH</persName> </hi>. I am a retired Colonel—I have been managing a house for my brother—I received a communication from Messrs. Debenham, Tewson and Farmer—I wrote on the back of it to keep the agreement and destroy the letter—I wrote to the references and my letter was returned through the dead letter office—after I had paid the money I asked my brother to send a cheque for £2, and he did so—I received a medical certificate, which has been destroyed.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-157" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-157" type="given" value="CLAUD CHURCHILL"/>CLAUD CHURCHILL BIRCH</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Secretary's Department of the Admiralty—I received a communication from my brother about this accident—I believed a genuine accident had happened to Barry, and sent £2—I destroyed all the papers except the receipt.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-158" type="given" value="AUGUSTUS"/>AUGUSTUS TOZER</persName> </hi>. I am the London agent of the Neptune Salvage and Diving Company, 85, Gracechurch Street—I do not know the prisoner—he has never been employed by the company—they have not got a ship called the "Alert."</p>
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-159" type="given" value="HENRY CHARLES"/>HENRY CHARLES MIXTERN</persName> </hi>. I am a scaffolder—I formerly carried on business at 34, Cock Lane—I know the prisoner—I never certified him as having had an accident—I never saw him with his hand bound up—I received a letter from Colonel Birch, and being laid up with the gout I never replied to it—I did not see Barry in the mean time—I afterwards heard that the letter was answered—I did not see the answer—the prisoner Barry was not in the habit of coming to my house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> A new building was going on next door—the work is not going on still, but there were workmen there up to last month—the only Charles Mintern I know was my father, and he died 25 years ago—I have seen you with a diver.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-160" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH HAYWOOD</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of George Haywood, of 59, Haberdasher Street, Hoxton—a man named Johnson lodged in the house, and left at the end of November—the prisoner has called several times for Johnson.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "I am not guilty. I admit everyone of them, they are all
<hi rend="italic">bona-fide</hi> accidents. There is no fraud. I do not think these receipts are binding, being on one side only."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, stated that in the whole of the evidence there were only three statements which were not true, the first being that he signed a receipt for injury to his left hand when it was his right which was injured; that in Messrs. Herbert's case the doctor's certificate was obtained by a tricky and that another doctor ought to have been present; that he was still suffering from an injured spleen through that accident. He contended that there were no witnesses to prove that he had not met with that accident; that the heads of each firm came to the conclusion that he had; that a receipt on one side only bound, one party, and, there
<lb/>fore the prosecution had brought the matter up again; and, as the prosecution had not proved that the accident had not happened, he had nothing to answer.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18980307-234-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18980307-235-offence-1 t18980307-name-162"/>Ernest Ferrier</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PASMORE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18980307-name-163" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-163" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK SPARROW</persName> </hi>. I am a traveller in the employ of Mr. Ferrier, wool agent, Queen Victoria Street—on February 19th I had two cases outside the door on the kerb—they were safe at 12.30—I saw them again at 2.30 and I identified them by our mark E.S.L.—I do not know the prisoner—he had no authority to sell or dispose of them—they were three feet square—we had lost seven or eight cases generally on Saturdays—I was told that Barrett's was the only place where they could get rid of them and I went there and found them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> Nobody was looking after them—we have lost cases before but we have never troubled to find out who took them—a man came down and said that you took them for Patsy Russell.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> It is the common thing to leave cases outside as empties, to be taken away.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-164" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BURLING</persName> </hi>. I am warehouseman to Messrs. Barrett, of Shepherd's Wharf—on February 19th between three and 3.30 p.m. the prisoner</p>
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<p>brought two cases to sell—I gave him 2s. 2d. for them and gave him a ticket—Mr. Sparrow came and identified them as having been stolen the same afternoon.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You have been selling empties for two or three years as a dealer—you brought them on a barrow.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-165" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR THORP</persName> </hi> (168
<hi rend="italic">City</hi>). On February 21st I saw the prisoner in Aldermanbury—I had received information that the cases had been stolen and saw him standing there—I said I am going to take you into custody for stealing two cases—he said "I did not steal them, Patsy Russell brought them"—he did not tell me where Patsy Russell lived.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was not sure it was you—I was in plain clothes—you said wait a minute till I have seen my governor—your governor is your brother—you were standing there with a pony and barrow—I have seen Patsy Russell but we have no evidence—you said that he said he bought them and asked you to put them on your barrow.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980307-235-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>.—
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at this Court on September</hi> 19
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1897,
<hi rend="italic">after a previous conviction. The police stated that he had been gaining an honest living for the last six months.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-235-18980307 t18980307-235-punishment-32"/>Judgment respited.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WHITE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. THOMPSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Higgins.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18980307-name-169" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-169" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM FLEMMING</persName> </hi>. I am a ship's fireman—on February 27th, at 1.30 a.m., I was going along Commercial Street—a woman came up to me and asked me for a penny—I gave her one, and the two prisoners came up to me—O'Rourke struck me on, the mouth and knocked me down—I was sober—he fell on me and Higgins kicked me—there was a third man—they rifled ray pockets, but I cannot say who did it because I was lying on my side—I lost 4s. 6d.—I shouted "Police," and O'Rourke gave me a blow on my mouth as I was rising—I rushed across the street and was stopped by a policeman—he asked me if I had lost anything, and I put my hand in my pocket to make sure.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. THOMPSON</hi>. I made no resistance, I had not the opportunity—I did not strike O'Rourke, he was silting on my shoulder—it was the not other man who kicked me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18980307-name-170" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18980307-name-170" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK STEVENS</persName> </hi> (180H). On February 27th about 1.30 a.m. I was on duty in Commercial Street with another constable and saw the two prisoners and another man—they caught hold of a man who had apparently been drinking—they passed on and kept stopping other men in the same way—they went up to the prosecutor and O'Rourke struck him in the face, he fell, and the man not in custody sat on his neck—Higgins was watching—the prosecutor shouted "Police," and Higgins gave him a kick in the ribs—I rushed up, the prosecutor ran in the direction of Whitechapel, and the three men towards Shoreditch—the third man got away—I was in plain clothes—I stopped the prosecutor and said to a constable in uniform, "Stop that man"—lacked him what was the matter—he said, "I don't know whether I have got anything in my pocket," he looked and his</p>
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<p>money was gone—he said that he had had 4s. 9d., he had just changed 5s. and had a pint of beer and gave 1d. to a woman, and he had the halfpence in his waistcoat pocket—going to the station Higgins said, "It is the first time I have been in bad company, and it is the first time I have been where I am going now"—I searched Higgins and found no money.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. THOMPSON</hi>. The prosecutor had no opportunity of striking out in self-defence—it was a dark night but there was a lamp opposite—Higgins has been employed by Scott & Co., of Deptford.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I made enquiries there and saw Mr. Clark, the manager, he said that Higgins had worked for them for some time, he had been away for sometime, and come back again, and that he was a very good workman.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). On February 27th, about 1.30 am., I was with Stevens in Commercial Road, and saw the two prisoners and a man not in custody at the corner of Commercial Street—they stopped four or five men who were apparently drunk—the prosecutor was talking to a woman, and they knocked him down—he was about to shout, and Higgins kicked him—I arrested Higgins—the prosecutor got up and ran away—I shouted to a uniform man to stop him—he asked him if he had lost any
<lb/>thing—he felt in his pocket and said, "I have lost 4s. 9d"—his pocket was turned out—Higgins said, "I did not assault him, one good thing for me, I have not got 1d. on me."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statements before the Magistrate. Higgins says</hi>, "It is the first time I have ever been in a place like this. I only hit the man once, and went right away and was caught."
<hi rend="italic">O'Rourke says</hi>, "I did not strike the man, I sat on him."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Higgins received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">O'Rourke then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction on October</hi> 19th, 1896,
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<hi rend="italic">strokes with the cat.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">G</hi>). I first heard of this case on January 13th and saw Fincher on the 14th—he informed me that he had a piece of watch chain—I was present on February 22nd, when the prisoner was placed with several others and picked out by the witnesses—he was not indicated to them in any way, he said, "I can prove where I was."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw you once before that but was not near enough to arrest you—you were with four others in Farringdon Road—they asked me for a drink and I gave them a shilling—they were Barton, Taylor, Croonin, and another, that was after the robbery—I knew you by sight before and by name—you were sentenced in July—you had two months for assaulting the police and two months for assaulting a private person—the date was July 16th, it is printed in the "Police Information."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence:</hi> If there was a call of "Stop thief," would not the policeman have taken up the chase.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">G</hi>). On February 12th, about 11.30 p.m., I was in Exmouth Street—a private person came to me and said that he had been assaulted by the prisoners, who were present and denied it, and used very bad language—Curran struck me in the mouth with his fist and said, "Why did you let me go"—I had advised him to go away—I then took him into custody—I was surrounded by a large crowd and Barton kicked me on my leg—I struggled with the prisoners, Curran snatched my whistle from me and I lost my helmet—I was holding Curran when Barton kicked me—while taking Curran to the station he kicked violently and tried to bite me, but 109 and 460
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Barton.</hi> You kicked my right leg.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Curran.</hi> You were not all over blood when you came up to me—I did not hit you two or three times with my truncheon going along the street and say that was only getting back a bit of your own—your nose bled when you fell, but the blood did not come from the top of your head.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> We had considerable trouble to get them to the station—there were about eight of them, and for about 10 minutes I had no one to help me.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">G</hi>). On February 12th, about 11.30 p.m., I Was called to Exmouth Street, and saw Richards struggling with Curran—eight or 10 men were trying to rescue him—I assisted in getting him off, and the crowd got round me—Curran was very violent, striking in all directions, he kicked me on my right leg.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Barton.</hi> I did not see you spit up blood but I saw blood on your face.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Curran.</hi> I caught hold of your throat.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Curran's defence:</hi> "I was more ill-treated than they were, I got a punch on the nose which was the cause of it
<hi rend="italic">all."</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, March</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 10
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and 11th, 1898.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.] Judgment Respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. AVORY</hi>