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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-2" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-3" type="given" value="EDWARD T. E."/>EDWARD T. E. BESLEY</persName>, ESQ., Q.C.,</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, June 20th, 1898, and following days,</p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-5" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GRANTHAM</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of the High Court; The Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-6" type="given" value="CHAS JOHN"/>CHAS JOHN DARLING</persName> </hi>, Knt., one other of the Justices of the High Court; Sir
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-10" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>SIR JOSEPH SAVORY</persName> </hi>, Bart., M.P., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-11" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HALL</persName> </hi>, K.C.M.G., Q.C., M.P., Recorder of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-18" type="given" value="THOMAS VESEY"/>THOMAS VESEY STRONG</persName> </hi>, Esq., other Aldermen of the said City; and Sir
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-19" type="given" value="FORREST"/>FORREST FULTON</persName> </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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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">DAVIES, MAYOR. NINTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—a dagger</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, June</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th</hi> 1898.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-31" type="given" value="DE"/>BARON DE GOURELLI</persName> </hi>. I call myself Baron de Gourelli, and I was convicted in that name last October at this Court, and sentenced to five years' penal servitude, which I am now serving—I was arrested on October 16th, while staying at the Covent Garden Hotel—I had then a quantity of clothing and luggage, and after my arrest I was sent to Holloway Goal on remand—while there I heard the name of Mr. Cudley, a solicitor, of Chancery Lane, and in consequence I wrote this letter (
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<lb/>cate with his friends</hi>). Soon after I sent that I received a telegram in the name of Cudley, and a few days after the prisoner came and saw me—he represented himself to be Mr. Cudley's clerk, and said that Mr. Cudley had received my letters, and that he had come on Mr. Cudley's behalf for instructions for my defence—I made a statement to him about my own case, and he took a note of it—I made that statement to him believing him to be the clerk to the solicitor who was going to defend me—I think he said the cost would be £20—I gave him the names and addresses of some of my friends—at that first interview I</p>
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<p>said I was anxious that my luggage at the Covent Garden Hotel should be taken care of until my release, and he proposed that I should give him an authority that he might be able to take possession of it—he wrote the authority, and I signed it—I mentioned there would be something to pay, because I had had dinner at the hotel before I was arrested; it was a small amount—the prisoner took away the authority—he came again, and said, "We have taken possession of the luggage"—he always spoke of "We"—on October 25th I was anxious to see him again about my defence, and I got a person in the prison to write this letter in French, asking him to call as soon as possible—the prisoner came and saw me on October 26th—I was then in Newgate—he said Mr. Cudley was ready with my defence, and that Lord Coleridge had been retained for me—he said I was to make no reply whatever when called upon"—I then gave him authority to take some luggage I had at Brighton—he wrote out the authority in the same way as before, but he signed it in my name—I told him to do so—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—on October 26th I was brought up here to plead; I made no reply—I was put back till next day, and upon being brought into Court I found no counsel or solicitor—I inquired for Mr. Cudley, and while I was in the dock the prisoner came up to me and said that my friends having refused the money, Mr. Cudley could not supply counsel and that no solicitor could conduct the proceedings before the Court, and that they advised me to pleaded guilty, which I did—he said he could not come and see me with reference to my luggage since I was sentenced—I was taken to Worm
<lb/>wood Scrubbs, and I sent for the prisoner, but I got no answer—I wrote to Mr. Cudley, asking him about the luggage—this is the letter—(
<hi rend="italic">read</hi>)—"Lewes Prison, November 18th, 1897. Dear Sir,—I gave authority to Mr. W. Mason, who came to see me at Holloway and Newgate, stating to be your representative, to take away some luggage from two hotels, and I shall be glad if you will let me know whether you will keep the luggage for me till I am discharged. Kindly also let me know how much money you have paid out for me, so that I may know where I am about it"—the Governor of Lewes Prison told me there was no answer to the letter—I left at the Covent Garden Hotel a coat, several suits of clothes, linen, boots, a hat, etc., worth, I should think, about £30—I was dressing well at that time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not give the defendant any money—I do not know whether my friends provided any money—Mason said he had had no money from my friends—he said that as my friends had sent no money, Mr. Cudley could provide no counsel—I asked him to get a counsel—I did not give him any money, but the prisoner said that did not matter as Mr. Cudley thought he could wait—he said they would act whether they bad money or not—in France the Government have to provide counsel.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-32" type="given" value="KENNETH"/>KENNETH BROWN</persName> </hi>. I am manager of the Covent Garden Hotel—in October last a man named Gourelli stayed there—I do not know that he was arrested there—some time after he left a man called purporting to come from a Mr. Cudley, a solicitor—he paid a bill of 23s. for Gourelli, and he gave a receipt for Gourell's luggage, which is now produced—I cannot swear to the prisoner, but I fancy I have seen his face before—he wrote a receipt in my presence, and gave the name of E. Mason.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have not a list of the articles, but I think there is one—I think it is in the office—I do not remember Inspector Arrow coming with the prisoner—I cannot say that he was not—I declined to give the goods up until the police were communicated with, and I remem
<lb/>ber Inspector Arrow coming—they were given up in his presence—I re
<lb/>member Inspector Arrow took some of the articles from the trunk for the purpose of identification—I think they were articles of clothing—I do not remember an overcoat—there was a dress suit—I do not remember if the inspector took it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I saw the contents of the box which was taken away—it was a large box and quite half full.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-33" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR WHITE</persName> </hi>. I am hall-porter at the Covent Garden Hotel—I cannot swear to the prisoner—I gave him a hat-box and a large box—I did not see the contents of the box.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The inspector was not there when they were given out—I do not remember him taking them—I did not see the inspector at all till after the goods were sent away—I remember him coming after
<lb/>wards—I don't remember whether the inspector took the clothes away.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-34" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-34" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD KENNEDY</persName> </hi>. In September last I was a warder in Holloway Prison, and my duty was to see solicitors or their clerks who called—I know the prisoner—these are four requests to see persons in the prison—(
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—they were presented by the prisoner, and all included Gourelli's name—I believed he was authorised by Mr. Cudley, and I ad
<lb/>mitted him to have an interview with the prisoner Gourelli.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> That was not the first time I had seen Mason, I had once seen him in the company is Mr. Cudley—I knew him as Mr. (Dudley's clerk.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-35" type="given" value="CHARLES GEORGE"/>CHARLES GEORGE CUDLEY</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, practising at 93 and 94, Chancery Lane—the prisoner was never in my actual employment—he used to make inquiries for me—I have been with him to Holloway Gaol—in September and October of last year the prisoner was in my office from time to time—I received these two letters from Baron de Gourelli—I took no notice of them—I never authorised the sending of any telegram to Gourelli—I did not authorise the prisoner to see Gourelli on my behalf—I did not in any way undertake his defence—these four orders are not in my writing—they are in the writing of the prisoner Mason—I did not authorise him to obtain any luggage of Gourelli—I did not know of his having obtained any luggage from the Covent Garden Hotel—I never received any—I did not say I was going to retain Lord Coleridge—I subsequently received a letter from Gourelli from Lewes Prison, and I made inquiries—on one occasion Mason mentioned Gourelli to me—he said I should be asked to take up the defence—I said I would rather have nothing to do with it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not know how the letter got into the hands of the prisoner—I did not know that he went up to Holloway—I know he went now—he went after the letters had been written—I received two letters—the prisoner was occasionally in my office for some purpose or other about the time I received these letters—I suppose he was there every day—he had no duties, really—he did not go to see Gourelli for me—he has introduced me to prisoners—I think Garry, the King's Cross</p>
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<p>murderer, came from him—I don't know if Ivory Bill did—Heckford did—I am not so sure about Stormonth—the signature to this letter is mine—the person there described as my clerk is not the defendant—this letter (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is in the prisoner's writing, and is addressed to the same persons as my letter is addressed to, and refers to the matter suggested in that my letter—I still say that the prisoner did not introduce the matter of Stormonth to me, and he was never my clerk—I do not know what the warder said—I have not heard what he said—I was not in court—I did go up to Holloway with the prisoner, but he did not go into the goal with me—he made inquiries, but in no sense as my clerk or agent—he may have interviewed prisoners for me—he got my office paper by going into the office and helping himself—I did not have a quarrel with the prisoner—I found he was representing himself as my managing clerk, and obtaining money from an unfortunate woman, and I told him I would have nothing more to do with him, and he was not to come into my office again.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I took steps to prevent him from going to Holloway again, and I wrote to the Governor of the goal directly I found it out—I did not give the prisoner any authority to give the hotel people a receipt in my name—I have never seen anything of the portmanteau or hat box.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-36" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18980620-name-36" type="surname" value="CRANSTON"/>
<interp inst="t18980620-name-36" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CRANSTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>) On April 23rd I charged the prisoner, and told him he would be further charged with stealing several articles of luggage belonging to Baron de Gourelli—he said, "I have nothing to say"—I told him the date, about October 13th.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I think in the first place the information came from Mr. Cudley—I have seen the prisoner with Mr. Cudley.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-37" type="given" value="KENNETH"/>KENNETH BROWN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). This suit is what Inspector Arrow took away, and some other things.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I cannot give you a list of the things which the inspector took away—I cannot swear to the box.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-38" type="given" value="BARON"/>BARON GOURELLI</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). This is my box, but there were some other things besides these in the box—there were some gloves, an over
<lb/>coat, shoes, and linen—the shoes were quite new—this is the bulk of the articles—I do not know if the inspector took away the overcoat.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I never said to Mason before my conviction that as I did not want the clothes he could have what he liked of them—I was not asked that at the Police-court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-406-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-406-18980620 t18980620-406-punishment-4"/>Fifteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p>
<p>There were two other indictments for forging two orders for admission to Holloway Prison, one to see the convict Prince, and the other to see Gourelli, neither of which the prosecution proceeded with.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, June</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th</hi> 1898.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARTRIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<persName id="t18980620-name-40" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-40" type="given" value="JESSE"/>JESSE EATON</persName> </hi>. I keep the Star and Garter, Bethnal Green—on May 2nd, about 8 p.m., the prisoner came in for a glass of ale, price 1d., and</p>
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<p>gave me a bad 1s.—I gave her the change, though I thought it was bad—I tried it afterwards and it broke easily—I destroyed it—I said nothing to her—on May 7th she was in the house again, and my wife brought me another bad 1s.—I recognised the prisoner, and fetched a policeman, and then told her that she gave me one on Monday night—she denied that, but said that her husband gave her this one—I have no doubt she is the same person.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-41" type="given" value="MARIA"/>MARIA EATON</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of the last witness—on Saturday after noon, May 7th, the prisoner came in for a glass of ale, price 1d, and ten dered 1s.—I gave her a sixpence and five peace change, and then took the coin to my husband, who said that it was bad, and fetched a police
<lb/>man—I am sure I gave her a sixpence.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-42" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BUTT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). On May 27th I was called to this public-house, and the landlord gave the prisoner into my custody—she said that she did not know it was bad—her husband gave it to her—there was a purse in her hand with a sixpence in it and five pence, so she need not have changed the shilling—she said that she lived in a lodging-house in Brick Lane, and gave me her husband's name—I went there, but could not find him, and she was not known there—it is a common lodging-house.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-43" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of coin to H. M. Mint—a good shilling would not break easily under a beer-engine.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">of the second uttering only.</hi> </rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-407-18980620 t18980620-407-punishment-5"/>Six Weeks' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN DAVIS</hi> (18)</persName>
<rs id="t18980620-408-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18980620-408-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18980620-408-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlaw
<lb/>fully uttering counterfeit coin twice on the same day.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARTRIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-46" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18980620-name-46" type="surname" value="WADE"/>
<interp inst="t18980620-name-46" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK WADE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). On June 4th at 3.30 p.m. I was with Bracebridge on the Viaduct Bridge, and saw Simmonds hurrying away—he went into a butter shop, looked into the street, and Davis came down in the same direction—Simmonds whistled, and they went into a private yard at the bottom of Snow Hill, and Davis took something from Simmonds hand—Davis took something from his pocket and kept rubbing it, and Simmonds took it from his hand, threw it on the ground, spat on it and rubbed it—Simmonds looked round the different bars—I went into another compartment, and received a bad florin from the barmaid—I went into the compartment, and said, "You passed counterfeit coin"—he said, "I have got no counterfeit coin, and I am no thief"—Davis was accused and arrested—Bracebridge was obliged to call a railway man to help him, as Davis was very violent—I found on him 11 shillings, 12s. 6d., forty-six pence, and nine halfpence, and on Simmonds a cake of brown soap, and there was a similar substance on the coins—they were both charged with uttering, and made no answer—they were asked their addresses, and one said that he lived at a lodging-house—I watched them half an hour.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Davis.</hi> You did not mention Long Lane.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-47" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BRACEBRIDGE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer</hi>). I was with Wade, and saw the two prisoners together—Wade came out of the Victoria—I said to Davis, "I shall arrest you for being engaged with another man in uttering counterfeit coin"—he said, "You make a mistake"—I found a cake of soap on him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-48" type="given" value="ELIZABETH ADA"/>ELIZABETH ADA RICHARDS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of John Richards, and assist him in the management of the Victoria Hotel, Charterhouse Street—on June 4th I was in the bar, and Simmonds came in for a pony of bitter, and gave me a florin—I said, "This is bad," and went to the head barman—when I came back Simmonds was gone—I saw him at the Police-court. half an hoar afterwards—he did not wait for his change, but he drank the beer.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-49" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE POYNTER</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Farringdon Hotel—on Jane 4th in the afternoon, I served Simmonds with a pint of ale and a twopenny cigar—he gave me a florin—I gave him the change.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-50" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to H. M. Mint—these two florins are bad and from different moulds.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoners' statements before the Magistrate.—Davis says:</hi> "I was going down Farringdon Street, and a detective came and said he wanted me for being with a man, and I don't know him at all"—
<hi rend="italic">Simmonds says:</hi> "I had a two shilling piece given me for some roses, and afterwards found the detective's hand on my shoulder.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<persName id="t18980620-name-52" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18980620-name-52" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18980620-name-52" type="surname" value="WHITE"/>
<interp inst="t18980620-name-52" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY WHITE</persName> </hi>. I live at 138, Pester Road, West Ham, and am landlord of 47, West Street, Bromley, which I let out in furnished apartments—about two months ago the prisoner hired my top back room at 6s. a week, and gave the name of Brown, a tailor—he lived there with a woman—I have been in the habit of calling there for my rent—he left on Monday, May 16th—the woman had left on the previous Saturday—she is indicted with him—she was locked up, and I told him he had better leave—as soon as he left I put a padlock on the door, but afterwards gave the key to Mrs. Smith to go in and clear the room—no one else had access to it till the police came—I then gave the key to the inspector.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I was present on May 15th when you assaulted Margaret Sullivan—when she lived next door it was not with the witness Ash worth, but with another man, not the man I let the rooms to, but he was connected with you—when I went up on the Monday after
<lb/>noon you were asleep, and Margaret Sullivan woke you up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have four houses—the prisoner was in No. 47, and Margaret Sullivan in No. 49.</p>
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<persName id="t18980620-name-53" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18980620-name-53" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-53" type="given" value="ADA"/>ADA SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Henry Smith, of 47, High Street, Bromley—on May 7th I went to clean the top-floor back room at No. 47, and saw this tablespoon, and found this packet in a saucepan—I cleaned the place and gave the key to the landlord, leaving the things where I found them—the ash-bin had been cleared on the Monday, and I was there on the Tuesday—I did not allow anybody to come into the room while I was cleaning.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-54" type="given" value="MARGARET"/>MARGARET SULLIVAN</persName> </hi>. I am a machinist, of 24, Bartholomew Square—I knew prisoner at 47, High Street, Bromley for six weeks down to the time he was charged—I went there on May 16th, and had a dispute with him—I knew him living there with a woman, and have gone there to see them day by day, and have seen the prisoner making counterfeit coin, pre
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was in your room on Monday, May 16th—you were lying on the bed—I went to visit Maria, whom you were living with.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-55" type="given" value="JOHN ROBERT"/>JOHN ROBERT ASHWORTH</persName> </hi>. I am a carman, of 5, New Street, Aldgate, in the employ of Mr. Harris—I have been in the prisoner's company sixteen or seventeen times, and have seen him with bad shillings two or three times, but had no conversation with him about them; but I knew he had been making money—I know he went to buy the stuff in Went
<lb/>worth Street—he said he was going to buy white metal spoons—these are the sort of spoons (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—this letter dropped from his pocket—I kept it, and it was produced at the Police-court.: "Please give bearer one pennyworth of each"—I also knew him by the name of Henry Clarke.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-56" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS NORRIS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman,</hi> 313). I arrested the prisoner on May 16th for an assault—he was carrying a parcel containing a tablespoon, one old tablespoon, and two leaden spoons broken, with metal hanging to them—he was bound over for six months—there was some child's clothing in the bundle.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-57" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM KNOTT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inpector, K</hi>). Clark brought the prisoner to the station on May 17th, and while he was there Sullivan came—she made a statement in his presence, in which counterfeit coin was mentioned—he said, "You know on whose evidence you are taking me, she is a pro
<lb/>stitute; she is not married"—he was then charged with making coin—I took her statement down in writing—it was not read to the prisoner—he heard it given and said, "I am not guilty"—I searched the top back room of 47, High Street, Bromley, which was pointed out to me, and found this saucepan in a cupboard, and this plaister of Paris—we then searched the yard, and found in the ash-bucket a quantity of pieces of moulds broken up, and one has an impression on it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-58" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SWIRE</persName> </hi>. I am a chemist, of 224, Brick Lane, Bethnal Green—this paper (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) orders nitrate of silver and cyanide of potassium, a pennyworth of each, and bears the name of Clark, of Dorset Street—I suspect it has been presented at my shop and refused to be served—we always refuse unless the person comes himself—those drugs are used for plating dogs' collars and for photography—they will plate coin—I should inquire what they wanted it for, and if they said that it was for making bad money I would not sell it—he got half an ounce on April 5th—half an ounce of cyanide is a deadly dose, but a person could not get half an ounce down without dissolving it: it is solid—he also had half an ounce on the same day, which he said was for photography—I thought the prisoner</p>
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<p>was the man when his likeness was shown to me—I cannot positively swear to him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-59" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CLARK</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Swire—I do not know this paper—I have seen the prisoner in the shop in the name of Edward Clark—he came in for cyanide of potassium and nitrate of silver, I have served him, and have seen Mr. Swire serve him—it is my duty to ask persons what they are going to do with it—I did so, and he said "Photo
<lb/>graphs"—he has made two or three purchases.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-60" type="given" value="JOHN ROBERT"/>JOHN ROBERT CLARK</persName> </hi> (247
<hi rend="italic">K</hi>). On May 17th I arrested the prisoner, and said, "I shall take you in custody"—I said nothing about making counterfeit coin—he said, "I don't know anything about it Why did not you arrest me yesterday?"</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-61" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of coin to Her Majesty's Mint—this is a small piece of a mould—these spoons are used for melting for coining—this iron spoon is for melting metal—the cyanide of potassium and nitrate of silver are used for colouring the coins, and also for photography.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "The whole evidence against me is based on a common prostitute and a convicted thief. She is well known in Dorset Street."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence.</hi> This woman knows that I have been convicted be
<lb/>fore, and it was through my striking her.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-409-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>**—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MARIA FLEMING</hi> (30)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18980620-name-63" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-63" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR DAVIS</persName> </hi>. I am a tram-car conductor—on the night of May 13th the prisoner got into my tram-car at Burdett Road, carrying a child—her fare was 1d.—she paid with 1s.—I had no other shilling, only sixpences and bronze—I paid my money into the office at 11.20 p.m., and the assistant inspector gave the shilling back to me, and said that it was bad—I had to bear the loss, and when I got home I threw it on the tire—on the next night the prisoner got into the car with the child about the same time, and at the same place—I recognised her—she gave me 1s.—I put it be
<lb/>tween my teeth, broke it in two, and said, "You got on my car last night, and passed a bad shilling, you will have to get out at the Police-station"—she said nothing but made two or three attempts to get out—she said that her husband gave it to her, and she did not know it was bad—I gave her in custody—I recognised her by her face, and it was the same child.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-64" type="given" value="JOHN ROBERT"/>JOHN ROBERT CLARK</persName> </hi> (247
<hi rend="italic">K</hi>). Davis called me to this car opposite the Police-station, and the prisoner was given into my custody for uttering a counterfeit shilling—she said nothing, but when formally charged she said, "My husband gave me the shilling at Blundell Road, I did not know it was bad"—the female searcher afterwards gave me a sixpence and a farthing—she said that she had no address—the inspector handed me this piece of coin.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-65" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This piece of coin is bad—I cannot say whether it was made from the same mould as the coins in the last case.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-411-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to
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<lb/>bezzling £25 the money of the
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-67" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18980620-411-offence-1 t18980620-name-67"/>North of England Furnishing Co., Ltd.</persName>, with intent to defraud.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-411-18980620 t18980620-411-punishment-7"/>Judgment respited.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, June</hi> 21
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1898.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<persName id="t18980620-name-71" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-71" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BOLTON</persName> </hi>. I am a commissionaire, of 96, Industry Street, Sheffield—on April 16th I went to the London Soldiers' Home at James Street, Westminster—I had this Gladstone bag with me (
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<lb/>ment about a fortnight afterwards—I do not know where it came back from.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-72" type="given" value="RALPH"/>RALPH PILKINGTON</persName> </hi>. I am an army pensioner, and live at 21, Rock Street, Bury—on April 16th I left a bag at the Soldiers' Home, West
<lb/>minster, locked—this is it—it contained a suit of clothes, £5 in gold, and clothes generally, and a return ticket to Bury—I valued the whole at £10—I had not slept at the Soldiers' Home on April 16th—I returned for it on April 18th—I next saw it on May 29th at the Westminster Police-court.—I identified it—I left an overcoat as well—I have got that back again—it was missing, but has been sent to me since—it was found in a pawnbroker's shop.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-73" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED PLUMB</persName> </hi>. I was porter at the Soldiers' Home, James Street, Westminster—I remember Bolton and Pilkington coming to the home—they left two bags and an overcoat with me on April 16th—I put them into the store-room, and locked it up—I last saw them safe on Sunday morning, April 17th—I know the prisoner—he had been staying at the home since April 12th—about 9.30 on April 17th he came to me, and said he wanted his umbrella out of the store-room—I was having break
<lb/>fast—I came out with the intention of getting his umbrella, and he said, "I will get it out myself"—I handed him the key—I went back to finish my breakfast, and then I went outside and found the door open, and the keys in the door—two bags were gone and a coat—the prisoner's umbrella was not there—I gave a description to the police—I did not see the pri
<lb/>soner until some time afterwards.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I did not know you before you came to the solicitor's home—I had been in the habit of lending you the keys for the purpose of having a shave—it is not a usual thing—I made an excep
<lb/>tion with you—I lent you the keys every day—I had found nothing miss
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<p>the keys to others—I might have done so—I am certain I did not about that time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. When I lent him the keys before he brought them back.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-74" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD BARRETT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Serjeant, F</hi>). On May 29th I was in Edgware Road, and saw the prisoner on an omnibus—I ran after the 'bus, and the prisoner slid down the rail, and got into the roadway—I jumped at him, and he ducked down and threw me over his shoulder—he then ran away into Upper Berkeley Street—I blew my whistle, and cried "Stop thief"—he knew me—he was stopped by a gentleman, who struck him over the head—I came up, and said, "You know me, Mainstone; I shall take you into custody for stealing £20 and some clothes"—he said, "That is all wrong; it is not so much as that"—we took him to paddington Police-station, and read the circular over to him with his description—he said, "I am in a nice mess now. If my wife had met me I should have gone straight"—I searched him and found on him £6 10s. in gold and 2s. in silver, an umbrella, a watch and chain, two
<hi rend="italic">People</hi> newspapers, and a knife.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-75" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BEARD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Serjeant, A Division</hi>). I was present when the prisoner was charged on May 29th—he made no reply—he gave an address 23, Crickleton Road, Maida Yale—I went there and found this port
<lb/>manteau, which has been identified by Bolton—when I returned to Rochester Row I said I had only found one bag—he said, "If you go to Cannon Street Hotel you will find the other. I stayed there one day"—I went there, and Pilkington's bag was given me by the manager—I did not find the pawnticket on him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, in his defence, stated that the Soldiers' Home is a place to which anyone who knows it has access, and one can get in without ladging there. He had stayed there five days, and the porter had lent him his keys, and nothing had been stolen, and on the Sunday he asked the porter to lend him the keys to get his umbrella. Whilst in the storeroom a civilian came in, who he thought was lodging there, who said he had seen the porter, and he would give him back the keys, so the prisoner came out, leaving him in the store-room. The prisoner had not gone far when the same man came up; he had two portmanteaux and overcoat. He said he was going to Paddington Station, and so they walked together, and the man told the prisoner that he was hard up, and asked the prisoner to lend him</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner said it was rather a strange request, but the other man said he was willing to leave the bags and coat as a security. He lent the man the</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">and gave him his address, but during the day he received a wire saying the man did not intend reclaiming them.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-412-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">There were two other indictments, which the prosecution did not proceed with. The prisoner then pleaded guilty to having been convicted of felony on July</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1891,
<hi rend="italic">in the name of Patrick Lovell. Numerous con
<lb/>victions against the prisoner were also proved.—
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<interp inst="t18980620-413-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Uttering a forged bankers' cheque for £85 10s. 6d., with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-77" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BURNETT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">F Division</hi>). I was present at the Police-court when the inquiry into this case was gone into—he made this statement</p>
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<hi rend="italic">read</hi>): "Sir,—May I ask you to bear with me while I explain what led me to do this? Previous to going to the Hospital I was in great anxiety as to how to make both ends meet. I was tempted to change the cheque, and I am sorry to say that I acceded to such a temptation. In view of the misery and trouble we have had to undergo during the past few weeks, may I ask you to deal leniently with me and my wife?"</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner.</hi> After the other clerks in the office had gone out some
<lb/>one asked me to change this cheque, although I knew it to be forged.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">thereupon returned a verdict of</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner then pleaded guilty to a conviction of felony on February</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1896.
<hi rend="italic">There were also numerous other convictions proved against him.—
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18980620-414-offence-1 t18980620-name-79"/>Frederick George Smith</persName>, and stealing a scarf pin.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When we were waiting for the omnibus we were facing it—it was a few minutes past eleven—there were other persons waiting for the omnibus—there may have been more than ten people—the man who stole my pin came from St. Martin's Place, and passed in front of me—we were on the church side of St. Martin's Lane on the steps facing the roadway—the prisoner had a mackintosh on with a cape—he was the one who took my pin—we were standing side by side on the pave
<lb/>ment—I did not see where the men came from until they passed between us—I do not remember if my wife was on my right or left—we were stand
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<p>passed the pin to the other man, but I did not say so—I told the inspector that one man was wearing a mackintosh—the other man disappeared.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-82" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED JOEL</persName> </hi> (193
<hi rend="italic">C</hi>). On May 31st, about 11.5, I was on duty in St. Martin's Place—I heard a woman scream, and on going in the direc
<lb/>tion I found the prisoner being detained by the last witness, who gave him into custody for stealing a pin from his tie, and also assaulting him—the prisoner said, "You have made a mistake"—I took him to Bow Street Station—he made no statement there—I then went back to St. Martin's Place and searched there for some time, but could not find the pin, and returned again when it was light, and found it—about four o'clock in the morning—there are two diamonds missing—this is the pin (
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner said the prosecutor had made a mistake—he said when he was given into my custody that he had had a cape on, and that he had thrown it off and handed it to another man—the inspector at the station asked if the pin had been found—the prosecutor said he believed it had been passed to the other man—he said that to me, not to the inspector on duty—it is not very well lighted by the church—at eleven o'clock there are a good many people about, waiting for omni
<lb/>buses—they start from both sides of the street.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-83" type="given" value="FREDERICK GEORGE"/>FREDERICK GEORGE SMITH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). I did not lose sight of the prisoner from the time I felt my pin was gone till he was in custody.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-84" type="given" value="CAROLINE"/>CAROLINE SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of the prosecutor, and was with him on the night of May 31st outside St. Martin's Church—the prisoner pushed between me and my husband—I do not know if he was alone—and as he did so he put his hand up, and immediately my husband said, "That man has got my pin"—the prisoner was beginning to turn—the prisoner ran away, and my husband after him—I then saw my husband in the road, coming round the other side of a 'bus—I then lost sight of them—I was standing on the kerb with the child—I waited at the rail
<lb/>ings until I saw my husband with the prisoner—the prisoner is the man who put his hand up and took the pin.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The railings were near the place of the robbery—the prisoner must have gone round the 'bus—we were not facing the road
<lb/>way, we were standing together, but the prisoner pushed so violently that we had to separate—we were looking out for an omnibus—I did not notice the prisoner till then—I only saw the man for a short time, but I recognise him—when we were going to the station, I noticed the prisoner was not wearing a cape or mackintosh, and I said to my husband, "The man had a mackintosh on," and my husband said, "I suppose he threw it away"—the inspector asked if the pin had been found—I do not remem
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<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. My husband said on the way to the station, "I suppose he has thrown the mackintosh to the other man, and stuck the pin in it."</p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-414-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with a conviction of felony on Novem
<lb/>ber</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1890,
<hi rend="italic">to which he pleaded guilty. Eight other convictions ware proved against him.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-414-18980620 t18980620-414-punishment-10"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="def2-415-18980620" type="given" value="HENRY"/> HENRY BROOKS</persName> </hi>, and
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CHARLES MATHEWS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MCMAHON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BIRON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHALMERS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">After the case had proceeded for some time the prisoners</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18980620-415-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-415-18980620 t18980620-415-punishment-11"/>To enter into Recognizances to appear for judgment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, June</hi> 21
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1898,</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">He received a good character, and his father undertook to send him to his aunt at Bournemouth.—
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<interp inst="t18980620-417-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/> to two indictments for stealing bicycles of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18980620-417-offence-1 t18980620-name-91"/>Sylvanus Welch</persName>;</rs>
<hi rend="italic">also,</hi> with
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-417-18980620 t18980620-417-punishment-13"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-417-18980620 t18980620-417-punishment-14"/>Twenty Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t18980620-417-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner stated that he was</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">found that verdict,</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic"> and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARBURTON</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">who appeared for the defence, stated that the prosecutrix, who was the prisoner's wife, admitted before the Magistrate that—she had destroyed some of his property.—
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-97" type="given" value="MARION"/>MARION LAWRENCE</persName> </hi>. I assist my father in his public-house, 72, Barnet Grove, Bethnal Green—on May 23rd my sister and I were in Bethnal Green Road, near the Post Office—I saw six or seven persons standing there, all about the same stamp, and the prisoner was one of them—he was the only one who faced me—he looked me up and down—I was wearing a gold watch and gold Albert chain—as I got near them one of them struck me a Severe blow in the pit of my stomach, which doubled me up, and my chain was taken—the prisoner and his companions all ran down the street—we followed them and saw them go into a house—I had seen a lot of them about before—my sister told a constable, and two days afterwards I picked the prisoner out from others—I have not recovered my chain.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-98" type="given" value="BEATRICE"/>BEATRICE LAWRENCE</persName> </hi>. I am a sister of the last witness—on May 23rd about nine o'clock I was walking with her, and saw some youths near the Post Office—the prisoner was one of them—his face was towards me, and I saw him looking at us—I saw my sister assaulted, and her chain snatched from her by one of the gang, of which the prisoner was one—I</p>
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<p>followed him and saw him go into a house on the right—I informed a constable—I picked him out two days afterwards.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-99" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT TYSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Defective H</hi>). On May 25th I was in Bethnal Green Road and saw the prisoner—I said that I should take him on suspicion of stealing a lady's chain on the 23rd—on the way to the station he said, "For that ladys chain?"—I said, "Yes"—he said, "I was there, but I did not do it. I shall
<hi rend="italic">come copper</hi>"—I took him to the station, placed him with about nine others, and the prosecutrix and her sister identified him separately—after which he said that he did not do it, but could tell her who did, and said, "Did you not see me in the crowd?"</p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-419-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at Worship Street on October</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1897,
<hi rend="italic">and another conviction was proved against him, both for snatching watches.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-103" type="given" value="CHARLES WILLIAM"/>CHARLES WILLIAM PARSONS</persName> </hi>. I am secretary to Nicholson's Whart, Limited—it is a corporated company—the prisoner Lumley was employed as delivery foreman there—he had to give out orders that had been pre
<lb/>sented to the office and duly certified to, but should not do so unless certified to—he has been there about four years, and should be well acquainted with the practice—he also had to take the order for goods and file it, which is afterwards passed back to the office—Mr. Brete, the clerk, would also know about that—I did not see these goods taken away, but my attention was called to it about 2.30 on May 17th, and I spoke to Lumley at the time—I asked him if he had delivered any almonds that day—at first he said no, but afterwards said he had delivered two bales from the A floor—I asked him to whose order, and he said to Peat Brothers' order, which he said he had put on his desk—he failed to produce it—the bales were on the A floor, lying to the order of Peat Brothers and Wynch—we have endeavoured to trace the bales, and failed—he said that the order had been lost, but I subsequently made inquiries, and there was no entry in the books—he said he had filed the receipt—there was no such receipt in existence.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Lumley.</hi> The receipt was on the back of the order, and if one was lost the other would be—I was not aware that from 1.15 to 3.40 you were away—if the printed form was presented to you, with the full particulars of the goods and their description, and the official stamp "deliver" on it, you would be quite in order in delivering on that order—you knew in this case the order was to Peat Brothers, because you told me—I think it was because the man who saw the transaction did not like to come forward at once that I did not tell you of the matter till two hours and a half after.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. There is a wire file, where he should have filed the orders—there were other goods delivered on that day—they were all in proper order—the prisoner was absent in the middle of the day, but only for lunch—the warehouse-keeper took his place—he is not here.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>. A man coming for goods would</p>
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<p>first see the clerk in the office—he would take the order to the warehouse-keeper—I know that a man never takes it to the delivery foreman and then to the office—I can state as a fact that to my knowledge no one has done that during the last four or five years—Roberts came there very seldom—there is a man named Half yard there—he is a beadle—he saw Roberts and had a conversation with him, I believe—Roberts could not know where the almonds were until he had been to the office—if he had hid previous communication with the foreman he would know—the clerk in charge would stamp the order.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The men generally all go to lunch at the same time, and business is practically suspended from 12 and 12.30.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-104" type="given" value="FRANCIS WILLIAM"/>FRANCIS WILLIAM BRETE</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk at Nicholson's Wharf—I have charge of the order-book, and all orders for A floor come to me—no such order as this one came to me on May 17th, or any receipt—this is the book in which I enter any orders (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—sometimes the carman might take the order to the warehouse, and the foreman might take it over to the office.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Lumley.</hi> I have an assistant who signs orders for almonds—I do not think it would be possible for him to pass an order without entering it in this book—I dare say there has been a case when the delivery foreman could not find an order, and it was found to be a mistake in the office, but this is a mistake in another direction.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-105" type="given" value="MATHEW"/>MATHEW BURNS</persName> </hi>. I am buyer to Peat Brothers—we have bags of almonds at Nicholson's Wharf—I should give instructions that they would be delivered over to us, and the orders would be signed by one of the directors—no such order has passed from us with regard to these almonds.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-106" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SHAY</persName> </hi>. I am warehouse foreman at Nicholson's Wharf—I was on the premises on May 17th at 12.30—I had been out to dinner, and I was standing by the top gate smoking my pipe—my suspicions were aroused by seeing Roberts coming in, and a cart driven by a carman, and I saw the delivery foreman waving his hand and pointing to the gateway down by the wharf, and Roberts waved his hand to the carman—I saw Roberts talking to Mr. Halfyard, and the van standing outside the warehouse door, and I went up to see the warehouse
<lb/>keeper—I saw two bales of almonds put into the van—three men put them in—I saw Lumley from the warehouse door—he was standing at the back of the van—I saw everything that was going on between Lumley and Roberts—I was right over their heads—I saw nothing signed—I told Mr. Parsons what I had seen.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Lumley.</hi> I did not see Roberta sign an order—I went to the warehouse-keeper, and he took me to see Mr. Parsons.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>. I cannot say if Roberts had an op
<lb/>portunity of speaking to Halfyard after he had motioned to the carman—Roberts went down to the entrance of the gateway, and met Halfyard there—I don't know if he had been with Halfyard before he got to the A wharf—the men who put the bags into the cart were under the delivery foreman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I must have seen it if Roberts had signed anything.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-107" type="given" value="SAMUEL WRIGHT"/>SAMUEL WRIGHT HALFYARD</persName> </hi>. I am beadle at Nicholson's Wharf—on</p>
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<p>May 17th, at 12.30, I saw Roberts in the company of another man—he was at the bottom of the gateway—I was standing there—I said, "What are you after?"—he said, "Two bales of almonds"—I said, "Do you how where they are coming from?"—he said, "Yes, from A floor"—I have seen him a few times—there was a name on his van—I sent him round to the corner to the A floor—in about ten minutes the foreman came down out of the warehouse and delivered two bales of almonds—I saw them—I saw the gang which works under Lumley—I had two or three conversa
<lb/>tions with him, and Roberts was there—a man was driving.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Lumley.</hi> I did not see Roberts sign for the almonds—he was close by the horse when I first saw him, and the A wharf was close by—I told him where to go—he answered my questions at once—there was no shuffling, nothing suspicious whatever—I have been there seven years—I am there to detect anything that may go wrong.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. Each carman gets his order stamped on arrival at the wharf—I do not know if it was done in this case.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-108" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD LANGDON</persName> </hi> (768
<hi rend="italic">City</hi>). On May 17th I took Lumley into custody about 5 p.m.—I took him to the station—in reply to the charge he said, "I delivered the almonds, and the order must have been lost."</p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-109" type="given" value="JESSE"/>JESSE CROUCH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Serjeant, City</hi>). I saw Roberts on May 17th at his house—I told him I was a police-officer, and that he would be charged with Lumley with stealing and receiving two bales of almonds from Nicholson's Wharf—he said, "Oh!"—I searched his premises, but finding that the goods were of such an inflammable nature, I thought it best to leave the search, till the next day—I should have had to have a light; it was about 7.15 then—I went next morning, but found no almonds.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-110" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL HALFYARD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-Examined</hi>). I saw no receipt signed—I did not hear Lumley say, "Come in here and sign it"—he might have signed it without my seeing it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-111" type="surname" value="BURNE"/>
<interp inst="t18980620-name-111" type="given" value="MATHEW"/>MATHEW BURNE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). Roberts was not in our employ, I never saw him till I saw him at the Mansion House—the order was made out by our carman—nobody was with him—I know nothing about Roberts—he had no authority to collect almonds on our account.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Lumley, in his defence, said that on May</hi> 17
<hi rend="italic">th he returned from dinner at</hi> 12.45,
<hi rend="italic">and there were three delivery orders on his desk, that he delivered the two small ones, and then left his desk to go to load the sponges, and returned about</hi> 3.30,
<hi rend="italic">when Mr. Parsons asked him if he had delivered any almonds, that lie said he had, and that the order was on his desk, that it could not be found, and he did not think he should be held responsible for its loss, and if the matter had been reported at once to Mr. Parsons it could have been settled.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-420-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Lumley then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction on April</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1894.
<hi rend="largeCaps">LUMLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-420-18980620 t18980620-420-punishment-17"/>Three Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ROBERTS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-420-18980620 t18980620-420-punishment-18"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, June</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1898.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Darling.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SARAH ROGERS</hi> (43)</persName> was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. C. F. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HORACE AVORY</hi>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-113" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE DUNKLEY</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Edward Dunkley, of Hackney—on May 2nd, between 9.30 and 10 at night, I was standing at my gate, and saw the prisoner walking up and down near the house with a baby in her arms—it was quiet—she did not go many yards—before she turned to the towing path she crossed over the railings and jumped into the canal.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-114" type="given" value="HERBERT"/>HERBERT REED</persName> </hi>. I live at Ash Grove, Hackney—I was playing out
<lb/>side the Iron Arms on this night, and saw the prisoner jump into the canal—she looked round before she jumped—she had a baby in her arms—a man came and got her out—it was then dead.</p>
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<lb/>spiration and brought her to—she was unconscious when she was got out—the water was about six feet deep at the side, but where she was it was about seven—she was about eighteen feet from the bank—I saw nothing of the child—it was not in her arms when I first caught hold of her.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-116" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT ROGERS</persName> </hi>. I am fourteen years old—I did live at 21, Russia Lane, Old Ford Road—I had a brother named Leonard—a year old—I was in employment, earning 5s. a week—on the afternoon of April 13th, when I came home, I saw my mother with the baby—she said, "If your brother comes in, will you tell him I shall not be long?"—she then went away—I did not see her again for some days—I afterwards sent the clothes to my brother.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-117" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN WESTON</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of John Weston, of 21, Russia Lane, Old Ford—the prisoner lived in my house four or five years with her family and husband—he was a sawyer—he was in work in April and May—there were four children living—Leonard was born on May 25th last year—had he lived till May 12th he would have been fourteen months old—I was told that she was forty-six years old when she had the baby—she said she was forty-two—the child was perfectly healthy up to April 30th—I last saw her about Saturday, April 30th, about one o'clock—she had not the child with her then—she had been drinking—I aid not see her after three in the afternoon—I heard her in the house—she left just after three on Saturday, and did not come back—she sent the little lad out with the child, and she followed—she was away with the child from the Saturday afternoon—she had been drinking on the Saturday—she was an habitual drunkard ever since she lived in the house—five years—her conduct towards her children was very good indeed—she was very fond of the child Leonard.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">J</hi>). On the night of May 2nd, about half-past nine, my attention was called to the prisoner on the towing path of the canal—she was in company of the man Bird, who pulled her out—I</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence:</hi> It was not wilfully done. I did not throw the child in. I intended to be home by eight. I heard two young women say it was a quarter-past nine. The constable passed me and looked at me. If it had not been for that I should not have done it. I am deaf. I heard a noise, and looking round to see what it was, I pushed forward and I fell in.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">snips</hi> was got on to his left hand—Powell had them—he got first into the cab—I got in afterwards, and sat down on the hack seat with the prisoner—he sat on the seat facing the horse—I was sitting on his right—three of us were on the same seat—the prisoner was still struggling violently—sometimes one officer was on one seat, and sometimes on the other, struggling with the prisoner—after I had got in Brooks sat facing the prisoner with his back to the horse—the cab started for the Police-station in Platt Street—on the way the prisoner fired the revolver five times—I could not see where he got it from—I think he got it down his sleeve—it was dark—I could not see it—we could only see the flash from it—the first shot struck Constable Brooke's left arm—the second shot struck his arm—they were fired in rapid succession—the third shot struck me in the chest, and the fourth struck Brooks again—I could not say where the fifth shot went—a bullet was picked up afterwards—Brooke's truncheon was used by me and Powell—I struck the prisoner with it—we got to Somers Town Police-station at last—the struggling did not continue all the way—he kept quiet, and said, "Let me die"—that was when we got near the station—when we got to the station he was taken out of the cab into the station—the revolver was found in the cab—the inspector had it—all the chambers had been discharged—this is the revolver and the empty cartridges—the bullets were found in the cab—I had a mackintosh on—I took it off at the station, and unbuttoned</p>
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<lb/>ness of my overcoat and waistcoat, and also through the double thickness of the mackintosh—I was present when the prisoner was charged later on the same evening with attempting to murder Brooks and myself—he made no reply to that.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When I saw the prisoner at Leicester with his head in bandages he said he was a martyr to neuralgia—he said, "I suppose you have an authority for searching the house?"—I said "Certainly"—when I saw the prisoner in the shop in Seymour Street he was talking to the landlady—I am not aware that the landlady is here—no one is here who was in the shop but the police—the crowd outside was very disorderly while we were in the cab—I did not say to Brooks, "Brain him! It is our only chance"—I did not urge the use of the truncheon.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective, Y</hi>). On the night of May 17th I was with Inspector Hooper keeping observation of 118, Seymour Street—I saw the prisoner enter the shop—I followed Hooper—he said, "We are police officers; we have a warrant for your arrest"—he said, "What does all this mean?"—I said, "For committing a burglary at Upton Hall, Nor thampton"—he kicked me backwards on the shin—I then struck him with my left fist and closed with him—he then began to be very violent—Hooper handed the prisoner's right arm over to Brooks, and he took the
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<hi rend="italic">Y</hi>). On the night of May 17th I was on duty in uniform in Somers Town—I was called to a newspaper shop—I saw the prisoner and the two witnesses, Powell and Hooper—they were arresting the prisoner—we all four got into a four-wheel cab—when we had driven a short distance I heard a report and saw a flash—I felt a pain in my right arm—I hit the prisoner several times over the head with my truncheon—while I was doing it I received a second shot in the right wrist, and shortly afterwards I received a fourth shot in the arm, and a fifth in the chest, on the right nipple—I received four out of the five—</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When I went to the shop I found Hooper and Powell struggling with the prisoner—when in the cab I did not hear the police officer say, "Brain him! It is our only chance."</p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-126" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN THOMPSON</persName> </hi>. I am divisional surgeon to the Y Division, and live at 70, Oakley Square—on May 17th I was called about 9.30 to Somers Town Police-station—I saw and examined constable Brooks—I found a bullet wound between the wrist and the elbow of the left arm, and another on the right wrist—the bullet had come out on the same side, but lower down—on the chest about 2 1/2 ins. from the left nipple and a little below there was another wound—it was a serious wound—I examined the wound as far as I thought I was justified in doing so at the time, but he was in a state of collapse, and in a very dangerous condition—I remained with him for three hours—he was then strong enough to be sent to the University College Hospital—there was also bruising by the right nipple—it might have been caused by a bullet which had not penetrated—I also examined the prisoner—he had some scalp wounds, such as would be caused by a policeman's truncheon.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There were wounds on the right and left of his head.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-127" type="given" value="CAMPBELL"/>CAMPBELL DYKES</persName> </hi>. I was house-surgeon at the University College Hospital, Gower Street—about one a.m. on May 18th constable Brooke was brought on an ambulance to the hospital—he was suffering from shock, and he was in a state of collapse—I examined the wound on the left fore-arm—I found beneath a second wound, which had been caused by the same bullet—the bullet was extracted that night—I found no bullet in the wound in the chest—in my opinion I here is no bullet there now—it has been photographed—he was an in-patient till May 30th—he was in a serious condition at first, in danger of his life—he made a very good re
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I said before that all Brooke's wounds were now heal
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<hi rend="italic">Before the Magistrate the Prisoner said:</hi> "I reserve all I have to say, and reserve all witnesses I have to call."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, June</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1898.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-137" type="given" value="LILIAN HEPBURN"/>LILIAN HEPBURN BIRCHLEY</persName> </hi>. My father keeps the Havelock coffee-house, Worthing—on Saturday evening, April 16th, Mason and another man came there, and took a bedroom for two, but the other man did not sleep there on the Sunday—Mason ordered breakfast on the Monday morning, but had not time to have it, he left about eight o'clock—I saw him last about tea-time—he did not say where he had been, but he had said that he was going to Brighton—when he came back a police
<lb/>man called and spoke to my mother and me, and while he was speaking Mason came back and saw the policeman—he went out again while the policeman was in the house, and did not return—I found a coat and trousers in his room, and a bottle of poison, and some salts of lemon.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Mason.</hi> I saw Davis—you arrived about five o'clock, and the other man about seven—you asked me to cash a money
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-138" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-138" type="given" value="HANNAH"/>HANNAH BIRCHLEY</persName> </hi>. I am the mother of the last witness, and land
<lb/>lady of the Havelock coffee-house, Worthing—I saw the prisoners there on Saturday 16th—Mason engaged a room, and I saw him again later in the evening when I took their supper up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Davis.</hi> I recognise you.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-139" type="given" value="EVELIN FRANCES"/>EVELIN FRANCES CASS</persName> </hi>. I am a Post Office clerk at Worthing—eight a.m. is the earliest time we issue orders—on April 18th I issued four orders to the prisoner Davis, two for 4s. each and two for 3s., 47-6-87-88 and 89—I identify them not only by their numbers, but by the advice note, which is written on carbolic paper—No. 4789 was for 3s.—it was on the Chester Post Office—it is now for £10 payable at Birmingham—some of the writing now on it is mine—No. 4786 and 4787 are now for £10 each payable at Birmingham—4788 was for 4s. on the Post Office at Clifton—it now stands for £10 at Birmingham—this one 3s. is my writing—all those orders are in the name of J. Biles.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Mason.</hi> I identify Davis as obtaining all four orders at the same time.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-140" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN PLACE</persName> </hi>. I am an optician of Booth Street, Birmingham—on April 19th I sold a model engine for £3 10s. to the best of my knowledge to Mason—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—he tendered me this Post Office order for £Q—it was endorsed "Morley" when I received it—I handed it to my assistant and ordered him to give change—it was paid away with an account.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Davis.</hi> It was paid away either on the 19th or 20th, to the best of my knowledge on the 19th; not early, but between 8 and 9 o'clock.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Mason.</hi> My step-daughter was in the shop, but I took the engine out and took the order and paid you the balance—I did not pick you out from a number of others, but there is no doubt you are the man.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-141" type="given" value="ROBERT ALBERT"/>ROBERT ALBERT WHITFIELD</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to the Birmingham Oxygen Gas Company, Saltney—I identify this Post Office order by the number—I received it from Mr. Place, and paid it into the bank.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-142" type="given" value="HENRY LLOYD"/>HENRY LLOYD JEFFREYS</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Norman Phillips, a hatter, of New Street, Birmingham—on April 19th the prisoner Davis came and bought a hat, and gave me this Post Office order for £10 (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—the things came to £2 0s. 6d.—I consulted Mr. Harper, and gave the man the change—he gave the name of Morley, which my governor wrote on the back—I saw the man again in the shop the next morning, and I after
<lb/>wards picked him out from thirty others at Bow Street Police-station.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-143" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY BUCHAN</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Messrs. Hobday, jewellers, of Birmingham—on April 10th I sold Davis a gold chain for £10 15s.—he gave me a money order for £10 and 15s. in cash, saying that he had not sufficient gold—I noticed that he signed his name at the top, and I preferred his signing at the bottom, and sent the porter after him, and he came back and wrote his name again at the bottom—I have no doubt about him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Mason.</hi> It is signed "J. Morley."</p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-144" type="given" value="CHARLES HENDERSON"/>CHARLES HENDERSON STEWART</persName> </hi>. I am a decorator, of 43, Harrow Road, which is a shop and private house—on May 10th Mason came and I let him a basement room as a workshop—it was not attached to the house—we agreed as to the rent—he gave me this card with the name of Mordicant on it, and I gave him a key—I afterwards pointed out the room to Serjeant Butler, went in with him, and saw this engine, some gutta-percha tube and a bottle.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Mason.</hi> I was constantly in the habit of coming down to the work-shop—it is four feet from the room you occupied—I saw your invention—you said that the engine was for making machines, but I did not understand it—I never saw you use any bottles of chemicals—I did not see a money order in your possession—I never saw Davis there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-145" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN BUTLER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Post Office Serjeant</hi>). On May 5th I went with Hurst to Long Lane, Smithfield, and found Mason in bed—I said, "You answer the description of one of two men who have been going about the country utter
<lb/>ing forged money orders, and I am going to take you in custody"—he said, "I don't understand what you mean"—I said, "A number of orders have been issued at London, Birmingham, Derby, and Chesterfield"—he said, "I met a friend in London, and went with him to all the places you have named; what he has done I do not know"—I asked his friend's name—he said, "Albert Davis"—I searched the room, and in this black bag I found this revolver fully loaded, and a silver watch chain and match-box, and in his bed the constable found a gold signet ring and a gold Albert chain—I found in his pocket some visiting cards in the name of Mordicant—I said, "There was a silver article "; he said, "Davis has that"—I said, "A silk hat was purchased by one "; he said, "Davis has that"—I said, "A fiddle bow?"; he said, "Davis has that"—I said, "A revolver?" he said, "Davis has that; have you arrested my friend"—I said, "No"—he said, "I think you ought to?"—I had seen him leave about 9.30—I took him to the station—I went next morning to 43, Harrow Road, where Stewart showed me a room—one of these keys fitted the door, and the other the cupboard—I found this model engine, and these two bottles,</p>
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<p>with tubes labelled A and B, some visiting cards, the same as the others and an exercise book—I experimented with the liquid on a money order, which was issued to me in the usual way at the General Post Office, and the ink was entirely removed and it became a blank order—I went to his brother at 87, Goswell Road who showed me some parcels, which he had been taking care of for him, in which I found this red revolver box bearing the same number as the revolver—when I spoke to the brother he had another revolver on him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Mason.</hi> When I arrested you you told me that you had another revolver locked up in the dressing-table—you said at the station that you had his address 43, Harrow Road—you did not say so in the room—you said that you had seen the hat and other things—you had no money orders in your possession—there was a type-writing machine at your address, and I found this type-written letter there without a date. (
<hi rend="italic">This was signed "F" asking some one to run down to Derby, and get as much cash as he could.</hi>)—we had many complaints before May.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The "M" in this letter is just the same as the "M" in the letter just read.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-146" type="given" value="HERBERT"/>HERBERT WESTON</persName> </hi>. I am a gunmaker, of 16, New Road, Brighton—on April 18th Davis purchased a revolver of me—it has on it "Spring and Walton, Massachusets," and the number on it corresponds with the num
<lb/>ber on the bottom of the box—the price was £4—David gave me a Post Office order for £10, and I gave him the change.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Davis.</hi> To the best of my belief you are the man, and after I heard your voice at the Police court I swore to you.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Inspector, York</hi>). In consequence of a telegram I received from Sheffield, I looked out forman, and five minutes afterwards saw Davis in Stoney Street, about 6.25 p.m. coming in a direction from the General Post Office, wearing a brown hat—he went into High Street, and I lost sight of him, but saw him again coming out of a passage eight or nine minutes' walk off, and then wearing this cap—I went behind him, pinned his arms behind him, and said, "Davis, you are done, I am going to take you to the station"—he tried to get his arms loose; I held him, and at the station I said, "You had better take that revolver from his pocket"—it was in his trousers' pocket fastened by a chain round his waist—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—he said, "If you had not seized me in the way you did I should have prevented you; I intended to use the re
<lb/>volver"—it was loaded in five chambers—I found on him a pocket-book with three Post Office orders issued that day, and a silver watch and gold chain—I went to the National Restaurant, searched a bed-room, and found a tin vessel of liquid and a brown felt hat—I afterwards said to him, "I have been to the National Restaurant, and found a brown felt hat and a tin utensil"—he said, "That is right; the hat belongs to me"—I took him before a Magistrate next morning.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-148" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS MASON</persName> </hi>. I live at 87, Govett Road—I am warehouse
<lb/>man at a stationer's—Mason is my brother—he left this red box with me to look after—I gave it to the police—I have seen Davis with him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-149" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER HURST</persName> </hi>. I am attached to the General Post Office—on May 14th I obtained a warrant at Bow Street for Davis's arrest—I accom
<lb/>panied Butler to the London Hotel, when Mason was arrested—on May</p>
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<p>23rd I went to Sheffield, and telephoned to York—I went there next morning, and found Davis in custody—he was handed over to me with a revolver, three money orders, and some bottles of liquid—I brought him to London with Brooks—he was charged at the station, and gave, his address 108, Eyne Street, Sheffield—on the road from York he said, "What Police-station are you going to take me to?"—I said, "King Street"—he said, "What Court?"—I said, "Westminster, and you will no doubt he brought up on Friday, with Mason"—he said, "What! have you got Mason?"—I said, "Yes"—I searched his address at Sheffield, and found in one of his wife's bags two letters addressed to Miss W. Wilson, in one of which I found money orders for 1s., 2s., and 1s. 6d., issued at Blackpool on May 21st—(
<hi rend="italic">Letter read:</hi> "Dear Minnie,—I enclose three orders; I will tell you where to bring them on Monday.—Your affectionate husband, Albert.")—I also found some chemicals and a revolver fully loaded—I showed the letters to Davis—he said, "Where did you get them?"—I said, "From your wife's bag," and produced the three money orders—he said, "My God, can't you destroy them"—I said, "No"—he said, "I hope you won't drag her into it"—the York police handed me a bottle of liquid—I tried it on a money order for 1s., which I bought, and the liquid took the writing out almost immediately, but in a day or two it turned yellow—I discovered that the mail-card had been obtained from Manchester with a forged order.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Davis.</hi> I applied the liquid with a small gam
<lb/>brush, and it can be done now (
<hi rend="italic">Applying the liquid at Davis's request to a Post Office order.</hi>)—the name has now disappeared—I swear that I have put nothing to the liquid; it is exactly as it was when it was handed to me by Morrell.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-150" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK BROOKS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Officer attached to the Post Office</hi>). I accom
<lb/>panied Hurst from York to London with Davis, and heard the conversa
<lb/>tion—I searched Davis's house at Sheffield, and found 3s. 4d. between the bed and the mattress.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for Mason's Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-151" type="given" value="FLORENCE"/>FLORENCE MORRIS</persName> </hi>. I live with my stepfather, an optician, at Birmingham—on April 19th, in the afternoon, a man came into the shop and talked to me some time, and bought an engine—my stepfather was not present—I do not think Morris is the man; I should not like to swear it—I think Davis is more like the man—I believe this is the engine, but it has no mark on it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I am not sure that the man who fetched the engine the next morning was the same person.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Davis.</hi> The man was like you—I am subpÅ“naed by Morris.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-152" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MASON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined</hi>). Davis was introduced to me on the Embankment one Sunday afternoon—he told me he was an engineer, and that he had been engaged for some years on an invention for the manu
<lb/>facture of water gas—I lent him small sums of money in connection with it—I went with him to Miss Weston some time in April, and saw Davis there trying the engine—he told me he had bought? it for £3 15s.—he was cleaning a revolver, which I identify—he got the things clean it out of the red box, which he said belonged to him—when I first saw it there was a box in it with two small bottles, with the letters</p>
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<p>"A"and "B" on them—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the lid of the box, and I believe these are the cleaning materials—Davis asked for a violin bow—I went home and fetched it, and gave it to one of them—some time in April Mason was away from Davis for a time, and was telegraphing all over the place for his address, and afterwards said that he had found it—while he was away I saw Mason every day between one o'clock and 2.30, and every evening—Davis was not there—on May 4th I went to Rich
<lb/>mond to see Mason, and met him at the station—he was alone—we went to the Greyhound, and waited down a lane, and met Davis and a lady—Davis was wearing a silk hat—Mason and I talked about the patent, not about money orders—we stopped at the Greyhound that night, and occupied the same room—I went to town the next morning, and left Mason at Richmond—he met me the same day—he showed me a chain at Richmond, which he said Davis had given him to raise money on, and on that I offered to lend him some money—I had borrowed some to buy a bicycle and lent him £7—he sent a telegram say
<lb/>ing that he was going away, and I received telegrams from him from Ox
<lb/>ford, Watford, and other places, but not from Reading—on May 10th he had a workshop in the Harrow Road—prior to that I had cleared out the place—I took the things home first, and then took them to the Harrow Road—they were tools and small things, and I saw these chemicals in a cardboard-box—I never saw Mason with a money order, and he never asked me to get one—he has used this card with the name of Mordaunt on it for some years for writing for the press.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw my brother off at Euston—he was going to Birmingham—that was a long time after I was introduced to Davis—he was only away a few days, not a week—he does not live at home with me in Goswell Road—he only stopped at the Greyhound at Richmond one night—I cannot tell you where he lives—he was working at Maple's, Tottenham Court Road; is electric-wire man, and he was working with Davis at an invention—I have no idea where he lived at night—I have not seen him at Holloway—I have posted a letter to him and posted one for him to the Detective Serjeant—I heard that he lived at Sheffield—I know now that it was his wife who he was with at Petersham, I saw her at Bow Street—I got the £7 by borrowing £3 from a friend and £3 from my father, and £1 had of my own, and I lent it to my brother—it was to make engines go without coal, not to erase ink—I heard through the newspapers that these things are used to take the ink out of Post Office order—I have seen him wearing a gold watch-chain, but said nothing to him about it—I never saw him carry a revolver—the patent is not registered yet—the machine is all pipes—these pipes supply a certain gas, which is used instead of fire—the gas is not manufactured from this article in the bottle—neither of them told me anything about the chemicals in the box, I thought they had something to do with the invention.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Mason, in his defence, contended that there was no evidence that the writing on the orders was his, or that he obtained the model engine by a forged order, or that he was concerned with Davis, or with him at any time when the fraud was carried out.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Davis's defence:</hi> I only wish to say that it was me that got that engine, and not Mason.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">They then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to previous convictions, Davis at Birmingham on March</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1892,
<hi rend="italic">and Mason at Marlborough Street on December</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1897.
<hi rend="italic">Other convictions were proved against them, and Davis is still under ticket of leave.</hi>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18980620-425-offence-1 t18980620-name-157"/>William Ponting</persName> and another by false pretences.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE SLINGSBY</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi> </rs>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FLORENCE SLINGSBY</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18980620-425-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18980620-425-punishment-25" type="punishmentCategory" value="miscPunish"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def4-425-18980620 t18980620-425-punishment-25"/>Discharged on recog
<lb/>nizances.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRAIN</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">for the prosecution, offered no evidence against</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WEST</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MARY SLINGSBY</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18980620-425-verdict-3" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, June</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1898.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">also,</hi> to feloniously inserting false entries in the Register of Marriages, relating to his marriage;</rs> and, to a conviction of felony at Oxford Quarter Sessions in April, 1889.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN MUNRO</hi> (30)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18980620-427-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, to feloniously uttering a forged certificate of his birth.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-427-18980620 t18980620-427-punishment-27"/>Three Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-428-18980620 t18980620-428-punishment-28"/>Three Days' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t18980620-428-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-429-18980620 t18980620-429-punishment-29"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18980620-430-offence-1 t18980620-name-165"/>Walter Austin</persName> and others orders for the payment of 10s. 9d. and other sums by false pretences.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-430-18980620 t18980620-430-punishment-30"/>Three Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COHEN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of the attempt, and the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">found that verdict.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>the prisoner was one—they threw me on the ground—I saw the prisoner with his arm round my neck choking me—I was laid up three weeks—the wound on my forehead is not yet healed—they threw me on the ground, jumped at me, and kicked me—I had a black eye, caused when they threw me down—a constable brought the prisoner up, and I gave him into custody—this is my watch-case and the clasp that was on the watch.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-171" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES LEWIS</persName> </hi>. I live at Tilly Street, Spitalfields—on May 31st I was walking home between one and 1.30 a.m. in Tenter Street and Shepherd Street—I saw the prosecutor with a woman—I watched some lads follow
<lb/>ing them—the prosecutor had had a drop—the lads pounced on the prose
<lb/>cutor, and
<hi rend="italic">put</hi> him to the ground—I mean they knocked him on the ground by pouncing on him—they all kneeled on the top of him—the female ran away—I watched them—they said, "Go out of it," and for fear they would serve me the same I went towards Church Street, where I saw a constable getting a
<hi rend="italic">legal</hi> man off the pavement—I mean a man a bit drunk—the policeman came, and the men ran away—I pointed out two who were running away—I, recognised the prisoner before he ran away about a hundred yards—I saw him with five men follow the prose
<lb/>cutor and a woman—I went to the station—later on I searched the place where it occurred, and picked up this watch-case, a bit of glass, and a halfpenny.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-172" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS MASTERMAN</persName> </hi> (104
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). On May 31st, about 1.30 a.m., I was in Commercial Street, Spitalfields—Lewis gave me information that a man had been robbed—I saw the prisoner hurrying across the road with another man—I chased them, and caught the prisoner—the other ran 300 yards off—the prisoner said, "I have just come up the other side of the street; I was speaking to a woman"—there was no woman there—I told him I should take him into custody for assaulting a man and robbing him—when I got back the prosecutor's face was bleeding—his pocket was turned out—he at once identified the prisoner—he said, "That is the man"—he had been drinking—he was very excited and wanted to strike the prisoner, and when he was in the dock as well.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-432-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>†.—
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<hi rend="italic">The witness Lewis was awarded £1 in addition to his expenses.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18980620-433-offence-1 t18980620-name-175"/>Jane Ann Burleigh</persName> and others.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HARBISON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-176" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-176" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH WYLES</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of John Wyles, of 109, A obey Street, Rugby—on April 13th I saw this advertisement in the
<hi rend="italic">People</hi> news
<lb/>paper for the sale of a basinette mail-cart which cost £4 a month ago—I wrote and got in reply this photo and description—believing the advertiser "M. D." was going away and the description in the advertise
<lb/>ment and letter, I sent postal orders for 30s. to Mrs. Davis, 27, Marquis Road, Canonbury—I did not receive it, and after some correspondence I threatened proceedings—I sent the letter of April 28th asking to send it on at once, and received this reply, signed "M. Davis": "I am starting cart off, and shall be pleased to hear of its arrival"—it never arrived.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by George Davis.</hi> I received no letter after the 26th, when I sent a letter and telegram.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-177" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-177" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL WOOLRANCH</persName> </hi>. I am manager of the estate of Mr. Charles Woolrach, including 27, Marquis Road, Islington—the prisoner, George Davis, is the tenant at £50 per annum, payable monthly—he came there in 1896.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by George Davis.</hi> The superior landlord, the Marquis of Northampton, brought an action against the business being carried on, and a year ago it was discontinued in the house—that was the reason you could not advertise in your own name at that address—the business was the manufacture of basinettes—I have been there several times—a shed was erected at the side of the house—I remember seeing one mail-cart.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Florence Davis.</hi> I know nothing about my grand
<lb/>father financing the business—there are about 600 houses on the estate.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I know of no reason why the prisoners should not advertise from 27, Marquis Road, or from their manufactory if they had one.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-178" type="given" value="FANNY ELIZABETH"/>FANNY ELIZABETH WELTON</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Francis William Welton, a carpenter, of 8, Lawn Road, Southwold, Suffolk—in April last I saw an advertisement in
<hi rend="italic">Lloyd's</hi> newspaper of a basinette mail-cart for sale: "Sacrifice, 30s., Rev., 33, Canonbury Road, Islington, N."—I wrote and received a letter, which I have not got now, similar to this produced, and enclosing a photograph; in consequence of which I sent a postal order for 30s. in a registered letter, for which this is a receipt, addressed to Mrs. Davis, 27, Marquis Road—receiving no reply, I wrote on April 24th, again sending my address, and threatening proceedings if I did not receive the mail-cart or the money—I never got a reply or a return of the money.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-179" type="surname" value="VARLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18980620-name-179" type="given" value="JANE ANN"/>JANE ANN VARLEY</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of John Varley, a blacksmith, of 27, Eversleigh Cottages, Southwold—on April 24th I saw an advertise
<lb/>ment in the
<hi rend="italic">Daily Chronicle</hi> of a mail-cart for sale equal to new for 30s. and which cost 80s.—I wrote to 27, Marquis Road, and received this reply with description—I sent a postal order for 30s. on May 5th—I got no receipt, reply, or mail-cart—I communicated with the police.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18980620-name-180" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18980620-name-180" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-180" type="given" value="JAMES GEORGE"/>JAMES GEORGE BLETSOE</persName> </hi>. I am a newsagent, of 33, Canonbury Road, Islington—I receive letters at that shop—in April last the male prisoner called and asked if I would receive letters, as he had an advertisement ap
<lb/>pearing in the name of "Rev."—I said yes—about 150 came—sometimes the male and sometimes the female prisoner got them—I received two in the name of Doctor, and several in the name of Davis.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by George Davis.</hi> Your sister began to call after the first week—I continued to receive letters till about a fortnight ago—you said the reason was an objection to your carrying on business at Marquis Road—you arranged the terms of 5s. a week for the first fortnight, and after that a penny a letter—a number of people called, and I used to send them to the house—I saw two mail-carts pass—the people who called did not seem dissatisfied—they came about mail-carts, and I referred them to 27, Marquis Road, and two of then came back with the mail-carts they had purchased.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Florence Davis.</hi> I am sure you called more than</p>
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<p>three times; I should say a dozen times—I gave letters to you myself three or four times—my wife saw you more than that.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I only received one complaint, where a lady said she went, and it was denied to be at 27, Marquis Road.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-181" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE SAVAGE</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of William Savage, a plumber, of Little stone Road, New Romney, Kent—on May 6th I saw an advertise
<lb/>ment in the
<hi rend="italic">People</hi> newspaper for a mail-cart, value £5, to apply to "Major, 27, Marquis Road, Canonbury, N."—I wrote, enclosing a postal order for 15s.—I received no cart, nor any answer—my husband wrote at the end of the week—I telegraphed at the end of the week following, paying for a reply, and received this reply of May 21st: "Cart despatched today. Regret absent from home.—
<hi rend="smallCaps">MAJOR</hi>"—I did not receive it—I wrote again, threatening proceedings—I got no other reply, no mail-cart, and no return of the money.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18980620-name-182" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18980620-name-182" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18980620-name-182" type="surname" value="FULLER"/>
<interp inst="t18980620-name-182" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN FULLER</persName> </hi>, M. R. C. S. I practise at Ashfield—on August 20th, 1897, I saw the advertisement in the
<hi rend="italic">Bazaar</hi> newspaper of a first-class mail-cart for 32s., of "Housekeeper, 157, Church Street, Stoke Newing
<lb/>ton"—I wrote, enclosing postal orders for 32s., and asked for it to be sent at once—I got no reply—I wrote again, asking why it was not sent—I received a reply, which I handed to the police, who have lost it—it was that the label had become detached at the station, but that I should receive it in a day or two—I never got the cart, or the money back.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18980620-name-183" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18980620-name-183" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18980620-name-183" type="surname" value="FOSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18980620-name-183" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM FOSTER</persName> </hi>. I am station master at the Stoke Newington Station of the Great Western Railway—in August, 1897, we received no mail-cart—we have never received one addressed to Dr. Fuller, of Ashfield—I know of no label becoming detached—if un addressed it would go to the Lost Property Office—there has been no correspondence with that office.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18980620-name-184" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18980620-name-184" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18980620-name-184" type="surname" value="PITHER"/>
<interp inst="t18980620-name-184" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH PITHER</persName> </hi>. I reside at 157, Church Street, Stoke Newington—I know the prisoners as neighbours—in the summer of 1897 they both came and asked me to receive letters for them—I received letters ad
<lb/>dressed "Housekeeper," and gave them to the prisoners when they called—I refused payment—I received about nine or ten.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Florence Davis.</hi> When I refused payment you said, "But you cannot take letters in for nothing."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by George Dams.</hi> You had a shop and a few perambils
<lb/>tors—you had working girl assistants.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18980620-name-185" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18980620-name-185" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-185" type="given" value="EDGAR"/>EDGAR PAIN</persName> </hi>. I am a farmer, of Court Lodge Farm, near Ashford, Kent—in September last I saw an advertisement in the
<hi rend="italic">Daily Mail</hi> of a baby's mail-cart worth £4 for 30s., with the address 27, Marquis Road, Canonbury—I answered it and received this reply of September 21st, offering the cart on receipt of cheque on the London and County Bank or cash on arrival—I post-dated the cheque September 30th four day—I received this post-card: "Received cheque; start cart off to-day, Monday, which I feel sure will please you"—I never received it—I wrote to know why it had not been sent, and received this reply (
<hi rend="italic">Stating that the label had been lost and regretting the delay.</hi>)—not receiving it, I wrote again on September 27th, threatening proceedings unless I received the mail-cart or the 30s. I had sent—the cheque passed through my account on October 1st—I never received any further reply, nor any mail-cart, nor any money—I complained to the police.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-186" type="given" value="ALFRED GEORGE"/>ALFRED GEORGE DAVY</persName> </hi>. I am a newsagent, of 99, Southgate Road, London, N.—in March last the prisoner George came and asked me to receive 'letters—I agreed at a penny a letter—I received forty or fifty letters in the name of "Doctor" and "Davis"—he or his sister, the female prisoner, fetched them away—I discontinued them in consequence of a complaint from the police.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by George Davis.</hi> A constable came to me saying that his sister had sent 30s., which had not been acknowledged—I explained that I only took in letters, and took him to your house and saw your sister, and after an argument he took the mail-cart away.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Police Serjeant N</hi>). I received thirty-seven complaints in about two years and a-half, in consequence of which, on June 2nd, I went to the rear of 15, James Street, Islington, which is about a quarter of a mile from 27, Marquis Road, which is about a mile and a-half from Stoke Newington—I saw the male prisoner—I said, "You know me, Mr. Davis"—he said, "Yes"—I said, "I am a police officer. I hold a warrant for your arrest"—he said, "What for?"—I said, "For fraud"—he said, "It is not fraud, it is business"—I took him to Stoke Newington station—he was there charged—he made no reply—he and two other men were at work in a stable about twelve feet by fifteen feet or sixteen—I saw about six mail-carts and portions of fittings—after the arrest I went to 27, Marquis Road, and took possession of several docu
<lb/>ments (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—the female prisoner pointed to a mail-cart and said, "That is one intended for Mrs. Wise, and will be sent on at once"—I found no business books.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by George Davit.</hi> The size of the workshop is my rough guess—I saw a man and a youth at work—I went to your private house—I saw two females—I cannot say whether they were employed by you—one said she was charing there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-188" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18980620-name-188" type="surname" value="WARD"/>
<interp inst="t18980620-name-188" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED WARD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Serjeant, N</hi>). On June 8th I saw the female prisoner—I said, "I am a police officer. I hold a warrant for your arrest for conspiracy and fraud"—I read it to her—she said she knew nothing about it; she had no intention to defraud; she was only a clerk, and did not have a penny of the money—when charged at the police-station she made no reply—I saw both the prisoners write.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Florence Davis.</hi> We have £2 10s. found in your purse.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners' statements before the Magistrate were: George Davis says,</hi> "This is a thoroughly legitimate business, but, unfortunately, no books were kept. The two occasions of last year, when I had the misfortune to leave Church Street, Stoke Newington, the addresses were lost. The recent cases I am in a position to execute the orders."
<hi rend="italic">Florence Davis</hi> says, "I was employed by my brother to assist in the correspondence and the work in general, and had no intention to defraud."</p>
<hi rend="italic">George Davis produced a written defence, stating that he had corned on a legitimate business for five years, two and a-half at his present address, and that the delay was owing to insufficient capital to execute the orders, which he could execute if the case stood over.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Florence Davis's defence:</hi> I was employed by my brother at a weekly</p>
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<p>wage of 7s. 6d. I had no intention to defraud. I never had any of the profits of the business. I was simply a paid servant.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE DAVIS</hi>
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<interp inst="t18980620-433-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-433-18980620 t18980620-433-punishment-33"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FLORENCE DAVIS</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, June</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1898.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Grantham.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BODKIN. BIRON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">TRAVERS HUMPHREYS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<lb/>noon, May 27th, I was in the Spread Eagle public-house in Grosvenor Road—the prisoner came in—he called me out, and said, "Are you in a Hurry?"—I said, "No, not exactly; why?"—he said, "I have got a few letters to deliver, and I shall be back in a quarter of an hour's time; I want to speak to you very seriously"—I said, "Very well, I will wait"—I knew him to be a postman—I waited—in a quarter of an hour, about 3.15, he came back to the public-house, and called me (I was having a glass of ale with a friend) into the next bar, where there was nobody—he said, "Will you have a glass of ale?"—I said yes—he called for a glass of ale and a glass of ginger-beer for himself—he opened the conversation by saying he was in very serious trouble, and said he had been walking out with a servant girl, and he pretended he was a single man, and he had got her into trouble, and he thought it might come to his wife's ears eventually, and he said, "What would you advise me to do in the matter?"—I said I thought it was very foolish on his part to take any notice; if he had got her into trouble he should put up with it—he said he had given her some chemicals, and likewise six penny worth of laudanum—I said, "For why"—he said, "To procure a miscarriage"—after that I really though thew as not right—I said, "I will have no more say in the matter"—ho said, "Will you be at work to-morrow?"—I said, "Yes, I shall be at work to-morrow; you know where to see me if you want to see me. I am only at work across the road"—he said he would see me—I thought he looked wild and excited about the eyes; his conversation did not seem to be as it ought to be—I fancied he must have been silently drinking, or something like that; his breath smelt of drink—next afternoon, Saturday, May 28th, about</p>
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<p>3.30, I went in the public-house after I had done my work—I saw the prisoner standing against the door of the house—he asked me to have a glass of ale; I had really forgotten the other circumstances—we went inside; I think I called for a glass of ale and a drop of ginger-beer for the prisoner—he said he had clearly altered his mind about what he was talking the day before; that he was really terrified of his wife, and he would like someone to knock her on the head—I thought he was quite foolish, and that he was not right, till he began telling me some other stories—he said, "My wife is very fond of sherbert and water"—I said "Yes"—he said, "On one occasion there was some acid they used in the office; I mixed it up with the sherbert and water, and told her to drink it up quick, but she happened to smell it, and said, 'It has a funny taste, you taste it and I threw it into the fireplace. If it had come off it would have been a pure accident"—that was the first time I got alarmed in the matter—after that, he rambled in his state
<lb/>ments, and then he said, "Now, look here, £7 would do you a bit of good, would it not?"—I said "Yes"—he said, "Well, look here, if you meet me in the morning about eleven o'clock I will give you the key of the house; there will only be one lodger left; it will be very easily done, because there is no notice taken of lodgers going in and out. You can walk upstairs and attract the attention of Mrs. Poole, and the matter will be very simple"—he said while I went in and killed his wife he would go for a walk—after that I determined to inform the police of the matter—I pretended to agree with him—he mentioned incidentally that he would be on duty at nine o'clock at night—I waited, and saw him at nine o'clock—he had a glass of ginger-beer, and the house was very crowded, and nothing passed with the exception of "Good evening"—I communi
<lb/>cated with the police on that day, and after that acted on their instruc
<lb/>tions—I saw him next on the Sunday, May 30th, about eleven a.m., in Lupus Street, about twenty yards from Claverton Street—he beckoned me across the road, and put this letter in my hand—I afterwards handed it to the police. (
<hi rend="italic">The letter was read as follows:</hi>—"I find it impossible to come out this morning, but will be out about 3 this afternoon. I will then give you the key. There is a party in now, but will be out about 2 o'clock. There will only be the servant in with her. The
<hi rend="italic">misses</hi> has ginger hair. I will leave steps in the first floor front room, not second floor, and a stool, so if it comes off rest her head on stool as if falling off steps on stool. Go in quietly, and come out not seen.</p>
<p>"Accident' by falling off steps. You will find door wide open; will leave rest to you. Meet me in Rutland Street")—he said, "Read that; I think it is a finer "or "better scheme than the other."—At 2.20 that afternoon I went in the "White Horse" and called for a glass of ale; the prisoner called me out; he had a boy of about 5 years old by the hand—he pointed across to a butcher's shop, and said, "There is the key of the street door"—it was lying on the window sill of the butcher's shop—I went and took it up—I afterwards gave it to the police—this key resembles it—I believe it to be the one—the prisoner said nothing more.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> During the three years I had known him he did not appear to be a man who drank very much—I</p>
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<p>saw him with a glass of ale, but nothing out of the way—when he made these propositions to me he seemed an altered man; his eyes seemed shifty, and he was looking down and up at me again, and that sort of thing, far different to his expressions on any other occasion—I thought he was in drink on the first occasion because his breath smelt of spirits, and he spoke in a very low tone of voice; and what struck me as peculiar was his drinking ginger-beer, at the same time—when he asked my advice about the servant girl and I told him he would have to put up with the consequences he got very excited and looked very wild for the moment, and made rambling statements—I said to him some
<lb/>thing like "We will think it over, and I will see you to-morrow"—I did not want any further conversation; I thought he was not right in his head—on the second occasion, on the Saturday, he said, "I have come to the conclusion it will be better to kill my wife than her/' meaning the servant girl—I thought then he was not in his right mind—his manner was the same as it had been the night before, but more subdued—he said, "There will only be a clergyman in the house, a lodger," and I was to walk upstairs at 11 o'clock in the morning (Sunday), and that he would be there and give me the key of the house, and I was to open the door and walk upstairs and attract the wife's attention, and when she came up I was to commit the deed—he said, "It is only a matter of just knocking her on the head"—on the Sunday morning, when I met him at eleven o'clock, and he handed me the letter, he was alone—he looked to me as if he had been doing some cleaning—he was not dressed—he handed me the letter down the street—there were not many people about—he only just told me to read the letter—I did not read it in his presence, because he told me to pass on, it would not do to be seen together, and I passed on—that was about a hundred yards from his house, in Lupus Street—when he put the letter in my hand he said, "I think that will be a finer thing; it is a fine scheme on my part, and will come off all right"—when I met him in the afternoon, with his little boy, it was about a hundred yards from the house—I did not speak to him then—he told me the key was on the ledge of the butcher's shop, on the same side of the way, about half a yard from where I stood—it is quite possible the boy may have heard what was said—the prisoner was holding his boy by the hand—it was on the Saturday that he said if it came off well he would not mind giving me £7—he never gave me anything—I am a corn porter—I earn 8s. 6d., 9s., or 10s. a day—I do not know if I earn more than the prisoner—he has always behaved as a gentleman—he knew where I was working, and that I was in respectable, straightforward employment, getting good wages—I said nothing about sherbert and water before the Magistrate, except that I called it one of his rambling statements—I be
<lb/>lieve I told the police officer about that statement—I did not know the prisoner's name—we were not exactly friends, only nodding acquaintances.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> There was no change in the prisoner except this shifti
<lb/>ness, looking up and down—he had never suggested anything of the kind to me before.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-196" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED CAMBER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Serjeant, B</hi>). I was at the Gerald Road Police-station about midnight on Saturday, May 28th, when May 28th, when Murphy and another man came there—Murphy made a statement, which I took down</p>
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<p>in writing—in consequence of that statement I made some inquiries the next morning—at 1.30 p.m. on that Sunday this letter, "A," was handed to me by the officer on duty at Gerald Road Police-station—later on Murphy handed me the key—about three p.m. I went to 10, Claverton Street, and let myself in with the key—after walking upstairs I came down again into the front kitchen, and saw the prisoner's wife—with her I went to the first floor front-room—in front of the fire-place in that room I found a pair of steps and a stool upside down, and about three feet from the foot of the steps—the second step from the bottom of the pair of steps was broken—I waited in the house for some time, going out into the street several times and returning—at 5.40 the prisoner came into the house by the area steps—I followed him into the kitchen—I said, "We are police officers, and shall take you into custody and convey you to the Gerald Road Police-station, and you will be charged with inciting a man named Murphy to murder your wife Annie"—he said, "What have I done?"—I conveyed him to the Gerald Road police station, where he was detained—I then, with Inspector Campion, returned to 10, Claverton Street, where we saw the steps and the stool as already described—we went back to the police station, where Murphy made a statement in the prisoner's presence—at the close of the statement Campion said, "You have heard what this witness has said?"—the prisoner said, "Yes, I have heard what he has said"—he was charged, and the charge was read to him; he made no reply.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When the prisoner came into the house I was on the top of the steps in the open area—I was about a yard from him as he went down the steps—he held the hand of a little boy who was with him, and he was smoking a cigarette—his wife was in the front kitchen behind a large curtain that came from the top of the window; I asked her to keep herself out of sight—when the prisoner entered the kitchen she stepped into view.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-197" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE ROSER</persName> </hi>. I have been servant to Mrs. Poole, at 10, Claverton Street, for about four or five months—she takes lodgers—at times the prisoner had intemperate habits—he used to break out occasionally—when in intemperate fits he behaved quietly 'towards his wife, but she could not bear to see him in drink; and knowing he was a postman and had letters it put her about, and she did all she possibly could do to get him to give up drink—he did not ill-treat her in any way—they quarrelled occasionally when he was in fits of intemperance—at other times he was very kind to her and helped her a good deal—there was a pair of ordinary house steps; one step had been broken away for a long time—on the Sunday morning those steps were in a small ante-room on the ground floor; the prisoner put them there on the Saturday morning when Mrs. Poole had finished cleaning the dining room—I saw them in the ante-room at 8 or 8.30 on the Sunday morning—all that Sunday morning the prisoner was at home, and had dinner in the middle of the day—I had no knowledge of the steps being taken upstairs again; there was no occasion for them to be taken up—on the Saturday I saw the prisoner writing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was a good house kept mainly by the wife—she was a good lodging-housekeeper and had good lodgers, and made a</p>
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<p>considerable profit out of it, so far as I could see—she was a very nice, hard-working, industrious, amiable woman—she was anxious about the letters in his possession as a postman when he was in drink, and about his situation; and she upbraided him at those times, and that was the Cause of the quarrels—he took the scolding very quietly; that is what I mean when I speak of quarrels—apart from the question of drink he was always a good, affectionate husband—he assisted her very greatly in the house when his duties permitted—there was not the least sign during the time I lived in the house of his hating his wife, or desiring to get lid of her—I had noticed him several times for about a month before under the influence of drink—it went on for three or four days, and they had frequent quarrels, and then she per
<lb/>suaded him, I think, to give it up, and I believe at the end of that time he signed the pledge, and from that time up to the time of his arrest he was most quiet in the house, and we did not believe he was taking drink at all—we made him coffee and different things, because we quite thought he was keeping the pledge—I do not know whether a bottle of spirits was found on him when he was arrested.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-198" type="given" value="JOHN WILLIAM"/>JOHN WILLIAM McRAY</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in Holy Orders—I have lodged from September, 1897, at 10, Claverton Street—I had got to know the prisoner—I knew he had given way to drink, and I gave him advice in April last—ho promised to reform—at the beginning of May I spoke to him with regard to his conduct to his wife—he was causing her inconvenience by staying out at night, and I made some suggestions as to the alleged cause of it, and said if, as was alleged, he had made arrangements for living outside his house, his wife would be justified in refusing him to come into the house until those allegations had been cleared up—I had heard he had taken rooms elsewhere, and was living with another woman—he said he was justified in such a course owing to the unpleasantness which he found at home—he said there was unpleasantness—he did not at first deny the allegations, but after some talk he said he had made the state
<lb/>ments with a view of spiting his wife, to aggravate her—since then they seemed to get on satisfactorily—I was out all day on May 29th, Whit Sunday.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> As far as I can recollect it was about May 5th I spoke to him about his alleged relations with another woman—it was reported to me his wife had locked him out on two or three nights—that was what I referred to when I said any act would be justified on her part if the allegations against him were true—he then told made had the allega
<lb/>tion to annoy his wife—he brought coals to my room, and assisted with the heavier duties of the house—he took the pledge twice—one he kept from August till April, so far as I was aware—when I spoke to him on the second occasion there were signs that the first pledge had been broken—he gave a pledge again—I saw no signs of his having broken the second pledge—I did not know he bad been drinking secretly—I think he was good husband and a kind father from what I saw of him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-199" type="given" value="AGUES"/>AGUES SIMS</persName> </hi>. I am single—I am now living at 21, Gravel Street, Battersea—in April last I was parlour imaid at 121, St. George's Square—was there nine months altogether—while there I made the prisoner</p>
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<p>acquaintance through his calling with letters—I knew him as Arthur Major—I left my situation there on 17th April; my acquaintance with the prisoner continued after that—he simply wrote notes to me, and I answered them making appointments—I sent my letters to 65, Grosvenor Road—I kept the appointments, and we walked out together—I always understood he was single—he said he was engaged to a young lady, but he did not like her, and he was going to give her up—he said that soon after I left St. George's Square—the last occasion I walked out with him was on 27th May; we made an appointment to meet on the next Sunday evening at six.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known him about two months—there were no improper relations, and no very intimate relations between us—I walked out with him, and nothing more—there is a vast difference, I think, between Balking out with a young man and being engaged to him—he never gave me any drugs or medicines, or anything of the kind.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-200" type="given" value="HARRIET"/>HARRIET FAIRCHILD</persName> </hi>. I live at 65, Grosvenor Road, and keep a news
<lb/>paper shop there—I take in letters at 1d. each—I took in letters for the prisoner in the names of Poole and Major from about some time in April last I believe—about six came for him I should think, some in each name.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-201" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES WATERS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective, B</hi>). About eleven o'clock a.m. on Sun
<lb/>day, May 29th, I was keeping observation on 10, Claverton Street, and I saw the prisoner leave the house—I was present at the meeting between the prisoner and his wife on the Sunday evening—he came in about 5.40; his wife was in the corner of the room, and he turned very white, and seemed very much surprised to see her there—he was greatly agitated, but did not say anything—I searched him at the station, and found on him £1 in gold, £1 2s. 6d. in silver, no spirits.</p>
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<persName id="t18980620-name-202" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-202" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BOTT</persName> </hi>. I am a warder at Holloway Prison—on June 7th the prisoner was supplied at his request with a sheet of note-paper, and he wrote this letter, which he afterwards handed to me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have been a warder for some time—people are brought to Holloway sometimes suffering from the effects of drink—I cannot say whether the prisoner was so suffering—(
<hi rend="italic">The letter was read as follows:</hi> "My darling wife, never did I dream of writing to you from such a place; being here I have no work whatever to do, and you know therefore I have to think of my past life. I have resolved by the help of Almighty God to never touch in any way liquor or intoxicants; since signing the pledge I have been drinking quietly spirits from a bottle I kept in my pocket, but I have been too ashamed to own to it after what Mr. Macr. had done for me; and then this offence occurring, and the other offences turning up, which one traces the other, I can and have fully realised that by the manner and way I have done things, and borne it up to last Saturday night, even then I turned, and had a rare fight to seek assistance from above; but, thank God, I have got to do so, and will by His help and assistance lead a very different life to that I have ever done before. I am now in hospital, for I have seen the medical officer this morning, and although I am better than I have been for months simply through being unable to get liquor, he ordered me to bed. I only feel now an occasional shock when I do fall to sleep, which debars me torn a good night's rest, and I think the doctor will give me</p>
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<p>something here to lay that. I shall be very pleased if you and Annie can come and see me as soon as you can. I know you are always very busy, but you are not debarred to come and see me at any time at a reasonable hour, say between ten a.m. and five p.m. My darling, I long to see you to speak with. I was pleased indeed to see you look so well as you did last Monday, and I now look upon my case most seriously; it is undoubtedly a ridiculous and abominable thing to do, and no doubt my punishment will be great; but there's One who I know will hold me up and help me through, Who I never intend to desert again; that is Jesus. I think now I must close, and wishing you well, with good successes, believe me your most repentent husband,
<hi rend="smallCaps">FRANK</hi>. Kiss my darling Tommy a thousand times for me. Tell Annie (my sister) to come with you. There is only fifteen minutes allowed to speak together. Good bye, God be with you.")</p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-435-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SYMONS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">produced a plan (and tracings of the plan) of the locality.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-206" type="given" value="MARIA"/>MARIA LUCKHURST</persName> </hi>. I live at 1, Flower and Dean Street—the deceased was my friend—on May 28th we were hawking beads—we were crossing the road from Webb's Corner to the Red Lion, and had got nearly to the kerb when I heard her scream, and we were both knocked down, I did not see by what—they dragged me on to the pavement and I crawled away as well as I could—it stunned me—I and the deceased were sober; we had had two half-pints of ale from nine in the morning till the time this happened, nine p.m.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-207" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR JEFFERYS</persName> </hi>. I am an electrician, living at 12, Stafford Street, Poplar—on Saturday, May 28th, about 9.45 p.m., I was in Whitechapel High Street, by Webb's distillery, at the corner of Commercial Street, going towards the City—I saw the cart come round the corner from Leman Street at a pretty quick pace, about ten miles an hour I should say; I am Hot a driver—I noticed the cart coming round, and all of a sudden I heard a lot of shouting, and looking round I saw the cart drive past, and the next I saw was a woman, whom I afterwards found was Elizabeth Short, on the ground—I did not see her knocked down—there was not any traffic with the exception of this particular cart—she was about two yards from the kerb.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I went to the hospital with her—when I saw the woman on the ground the cart was about Coates's distillery, nearly opposite Moorgate Street Station—it had passed on—no other cart had passed in the meantime.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-208" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HOOPER</persName> </hi> (141
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). On May 28th I was on duty in High Street, Whitechapel, opposite the top of Leman Street, outside Webb's—I heard screaming coming from the opposite corner—I saw a horse and two-wheeled spring cart going at a very furious rate towards Aldgate—I gave chase and blew my whistle—a City constable stopped the horse—I went up and found the prisoner in the cart—he was drunk, certainly too</p>
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<p>drunk to be in charge of a horse and cart in my opinion—there were fifteen half-sacks of potatoes and onions in the cart—I took him to the top of Leman Street, where I sew the woman unconscious—she was placed in a cart, and taken to the hospital—I took the prisoner to the station, and charged him with being drunk and furiously driving—a man who was with the prisoner in the cart jumped out and got away, and I have not been able to find him since—at the time the prisoner drove by there was nothing else on that side of the way.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City</hi>). On Sunday, May 28th, I was going on duty at Aldgate—I heard a whistle blown and looked round, and saw a hone and cart coming towards me at a very rapid pace—I heard some people shout "Stop him"—I called to the prisoner who was in the cart to stop; he did not—I ran alongside of him, and caught hold of the near side rein and pulled the horse up—I believe another man who was in the cart got out, while I was holding the horse's head—I handed over the pri
<lb/>soner and the horse and cart to Hooper who came up—the prisoner was drunk.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-210" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BEAVER</persName> </hi> (296
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). On May 28th I was on duty in High Street, Whitechapel, outside Gardiner's corner—I heard screaming and saw a woman on the ground, and a cart going at a furious pace towards Aldgate—I went to the woman—she was Elizabeth Short—she was unconscious—I had her taken to the hospital, where Dr. Hutchinson saw her.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-211" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MART ANN NEVILLE</persName> </hi>. I live at 2, Flower and Dean Street, and am the wife of John Neville, a bricklayer's labourer—I knew the deceased—she was about sixty-one years old—she was a hawker, selling things in the street—I went to see her in the hospital—she used to get very drunk—she got drunk most every day.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-212" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM DAVY</persName> </hi>. I live at 9, St. Anne's Road, Limehouse, and am a carman—on May 28th I was driving from Aldgate to Limehouse—I heard a scream, and looked and saw the old lady falling, and the wheel of the cart went over her—as she fell she was about a yard from the wheel—directly she fell the cart went over her—I pulled over to her, and with the help of other people got her in my van, and took her to the hospital.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980620-name-213" type="given" value="FREDERICK ALBERT STUART"/>FREDERICK ALBERT STUART HUTCHINSON</persName> </hi>. I am house surgeon at the London Hospital—Elizabeth Short was brought to me on May 28th, suffering from considerable shock, and in a very collapsed condition—she had several ribs broken on both sides, and a few abrasions on the face—she was quite conscious—she was not drunk, and her breath did not smell of liquor—she was kept in hospital, and on the 30th she died—her death, I should say, was due to the injuries she received; she never recovered from the shock—the injuries I saw were consistent with her having bee run over by the wheel of a cart.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, in his defence, stated that he was driving at the rate of four or five miles an hour, and that the deceased turned to speak to him, and fell under his wheel, and then the shouts of other people startled his horse, and he could not pull up for the moment.</hi> </p>
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