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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980913-name-1" type="given" value="JAMES DROVER"/>JAMES DROVER BARNETT</persName> </p>
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<interp inst="t18980913-name-2" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
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<interp inst="t18980913-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 Tuesday, Sept. 13th, 1898, and following days</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE THE RIGHT HON</hi>.
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<interp inst="t18980913-name-4" type="given" value="HORATIO DAVID"/>HORATIO DAVID DAVIES</persName>, M.P. LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; The Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t18980913-name-5" type="given" value="CHARLES JOHN"/>CHARLES JOHN DARLING</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of the High Court; Sir
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<interp inst="t18980913-name-6" type="given" value="HENRY EDMUND"/>HENRY EDMUND KNIGHT</persName> </hi>, j Knt., Alderman of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18980913-name-7" 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="t18980913-name-9" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK GREEN</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18980913-name-10" type="given" value="WALTER VAUGHAN"/>WALTER VAUGHAN MORGAN</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18980913-name-11" type="given" value="JOHN CHARLES"/>JOHN CHARLES BELL</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18980913-name-12" type="given" value="GEORGE WYATT"/>GEORGE WYATT TRUSCOTT</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18980913-name-13" type="given" value="THOMAS VESEY"/>THOMAS VESEY STRONG</persName> </hi>, Esq., and
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<interp inst="t18980913-name-14" type="given" value="HENRY GEORGE"/>HENRY GEORGE SMALLMAN</persName> </hi>, Esq., other Aldermen of the said City; and Sir
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<interp inst="t18980913-name-15" type="given" value="FORREST"/>FORREST FULTON</persName> </hi>, Q. C., Knt., Common Serjeant of the said City; Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980913-name-16" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK GREEN</persName> </hi>, Esq., Alderman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980913-name-17" type="given" value="THOMAS ROBERT"/>THOMAS ROBERT DEWAR</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18980913-name-18" type="given" value="THOMAS HENEY"/>THOMAS HENEY GARDINER</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980913-name-19" type="given" value="RICHARD CLARENCE"/>RICHARD CLARENCE HALSE</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Under-Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">DAVIES, MAYOR. ELEVENTH 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.—an obelisk.</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">Tuesday, September.</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1898.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS HORNER</hi> (43)</persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE EMMETT</hi> </persName> were indicted for
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<interp inst="t18980913-545-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/> Unlawfully conspiring to obtain £2 15s. from
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18980913-545-offence-1 t18980913-name-22"/>Edward James James</persName>, and £1 7s. from
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18980913-545-offence-1 t18980913-name-23"/>Clementine Mary Ann Popham</persName> and
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18980913-545-offence-1 t18980913-name-24"/>George Popham</persName>, by false pretences.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUMPHREYS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BEARD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Homer.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18980913-name-25" type="given" value="EDWARD JAMES"/>EDWARD JAMES JAMES</persName> </hi>. I keep the Old Path's Head, Upper Islington—I had known Horntr about a month as a customer—about April 5th he came in with George Emmett—Horner introduced me, and asked me to change a cheque for his friend—I said, "I don't cash cheques"—he said, "It is all right; stand on me; he is a big exhibition man; it will be all right"—he said it was in part payment of a bicycle—Emmetthanded the cheque to Horner, and florner handed it to me—Emmettendorsed it, and I gave Horner the money—the cheque was for £2 15s., in favour of G. Emmett—I paid it into my bank on the 16th—it was returned, marked "Refer to drawer," on the 18th—I wrote to Horner to call and see me—he came on the 19th—I said to him, "Do you see this cheque has been returned?"—he said, "What is that mark?"—I said, "R. D."—he said, "Emmett would not have this happen for worlds; I will go to his address"—he gave me his address, 2, Hanway Street, Oxford Street—I called there; it is a newspaper shop; Emmett had his letters addressed there about two years ago—I did not find Emmett; they knew nothing about him—I did not see Horner till I was making the application for the warrant, and Emmett not till he was in the dock—Horner asked me not to prosecute.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BEARD</hi>. When Horner handed me the cheque he said Emmett owed him a bit—Homer gave me his correct address—when he said, "You can stand on me" I understood that he would be responsible if the cheque was not met.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Emmett.</hi> My bar is a decently big one—I heard Horner say the money was in part payment for a bicycle—I have not</p>
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<p>tried to find you except going to the address—I did not go to Granville Dixon Company's Bank when the cheque was returned, but other people did—on April 18th I heard the bank was closed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I paid in the cheque twice before the bank was closed.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980913-name-26" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN POPHAM</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of George Popham, the landlord of the Bolindcr Castle—I know Homer—he came in on April 23rd, about 10.30, and asked me to cash a cheque fur him—at first I said I did not cash cheques—he showed me one drawn by H. L. Collins in favour of T. Horner—I cashed it for him and gave him £1 7s. 6d.—I gave the cheque to my husband—he paid it into his bank.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BEARD</hi>. I knew that Horner was a public-house broker—I cashed the cheque because I had known him as a customer some time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Emmett.</hi> I had not seen you before—I do not re
<lb/>member your name being mentioned.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980913-name-27" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BORHAM</persName> </hi>. I live at 35, Gibson Square Islington—on April 25th between ten and eleven I was in the saloon-bar of the Bolinder Castle—I saw Emmett outside in the street—I spoke to him—Iasked him to have a drink—we had one—he said he could not return the compliment, because he was not in a position to do so—he said he was
<hi rend="italic">stony</hi>—I know Horner; he was in the bar—I saw them together.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Emmett.</hi> I have known you some time by sight—youwere not walking along by the public-house—you were standing there—youdid not express any hesitation to go into the public-house—I don't know if you spoke to Horner; you left together.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I did not see any money handed to Horner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980913-name-28" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE POPHAM</persName> </hi>. I am the licensee of the Bolinder Castle, Islington—I received this cheque from my wife on Monday, April 25th—she had cashed it on the Saturday—I paid it into my bank—it was returned marked "no account," the same day I met Horner in Alder-gate Street coming out of a hotel—I said, "The cheque Mrs. Popham cashed for you is returned"—he seemed surprised and said he would call round next night—I asked him where he got the cheque from, and he said Collier wrote it in the bar—he did not say which one—he said he got it from a man named Emmett—he did not mention any other name—he said he knew Emmett, and he was all right—he showed me a pen, and said, "It was written out with this pen"—I said, "You had better see Emmett or write to him"—he said he would bring Emmett round to my place about it—he did not bring Emmett or come himself—I did not see him again till he was in custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BEARD</hi>. I took Horner to mean that Collier wrote the cheque, and he endorsed it in my bar—I had known him for over six months—I knew he was supposed to carry on the business of a public-house broker.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Emmett.</hi> Horner had mentioned your name in con
<lb/>nection with this cheque—I did not know you—I was not in the bar when the cheque was changed.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980913-name-29" type="given" value="ED STEWART"/>ED. STEWART BRAND</persName> </hi>. I live at 36, Lincoln's Inn Fields—I knew Em
<lb/>mett before last January—he then owed me over £90—I arranged with Emmett to occupy his office at 1, Eldon Buildings—I had the use of</p>
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<p>it—at that time I had an account at the London and Midland Bank, Charing Cross branch—I ceased to use Emiuett's office about April—two cheques were found to be missing—this is one of them; it has been filled up—I did not give anybody authority to fill up that cheque. I did not know it till I heard it from the bank—I know Emraett's writing—this signature of Collier I should say is in Emmett's writing—the writing in the body of the cheque and the date is also in his writing—this cheque, signed "G. Hastry Ansell" is also in his writing—I believe he went by that name it one time—I knew him by that name.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BEARD</hi>. Horner called at Emmett's office—I understood that Emmett owed Horner money; that is what he called for.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Emmett.</hi> Horner did not ask you for money before me—I was with you as a clerk—you promoted me while I was with you at the Brewers' Exhibition at Bristol—I did not do any secretary's work; I advanced the money to run the exhibition; I had to do so to get the post of secretary—I advanced £50—I do not know what became of the money—I did not sign blank cheques—I had some sent me from Bristol from you—I know the exhibition was not a success as regards me—I never had anything given to me—your brother-in-law was a clerk in the office—I wrote this letter (
<hi rend="italic">read.</hi>: "Dear George,—I have persuaded Jack to do a Bank of England cheque. He will bring it round as near 11.30 as possible; please wait for him." That was a cheque I gave to you on the distinct understanding that the cheque should not be used; but that it should be put on the table of the directors—the account was a joint account between Mr. Passmore and myself—he signed the cheques—I left the book at your office—I did not take any cheques out of the book and say, "We might want these"—I might have torn some cheques oat of the book, but if I did I put them in my own pocket—I gave you a cheque for £3 15s. to borrow money on—you did not give me one in re
<lb/>turn—Ichanged a cheque of yours at Mr. Riley's, in the Strand—I do not know if it was met—I had some money in the bank—I don't know if it was enough to meet my cheque—I gave it to you because you said you had not enough to eat and other things—the office was furnished with other people's money—I am a gentleman now—since I left you I have been making a book, not in the streets—Mr. Passmore kept the cheque-book sometimes—I did not say, "I have had some difficulty to get this book from Mr. Passmore and now we had better leave some cheques here; we might want them."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Horner was working for Emmett—I never got my £50 back—I sued him for £97 (the £50 and the rest for wages)—I was appointed secretary at £2 a week—I recovered judgment for £97, but I got nothing else—I was in his employ about seven months.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980913-name-30" type="given" value="FREDERICK FRANCIS"/>FREDERICK FRANCIS LOVEGROVE</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk at the Charing Cross branch of the London and Midland Bank—we have no customer named A. L. Collier, and never have had one—Mr. Brand is a customer in con
<lb/>nection with Mr. Passmore—this is a cheque taken from the book of those two gentlemen.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980913-name-31" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BALLARD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective.</hi> N). I arrested Horner on Tuesday, May 10th, at 105, Rotherfield Street, Islington—I read the warrant to him in his room—he said, "This is a fine thing; cannot you leave it till</p>
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<p>the morning? I have got a transfer winch means £50 or £100 to me—I cautioned him to say nothing about Emmett—he said,;' Emmett owed me some money, and when I asked him for it he said he knew somebody who could pay me; Emmett got the cash, and gave me £1"—I arrested Emmett on the same morning in Camden. Town—I told him he would be taken to the station—he said, "There is not the slightest intent to defraud the Granville Dixon Company's Bank, and I have £30 there to my credit"—at the station he said, "I have never been Mrs. Popham, neither have I had any of her money"—Granville Dixon did close their bank about April 29th.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BEARD</hi>. I have made inquiries as to the transfer for a public-house, and I was told that Horner was negotiating one.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Emmett.</hi> I have never found anybody else who had an account at Granville Dixon's Bank—I have never found such people—I found a broker who was instructed to take the rent—they appeared to have had a room on the ground floor—there was a plate on the door, but I could not get in—I looked through the window.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for Emmett.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18980913-name-32" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER TURNER</persName> </hi>. I am a civil engineer—I live at 24, Oslaburgh Street, Regent's Park—I am out of business at present—I also describe myself as a pneumatic tyre repairer—I am not a relative of the defendant—I went to his office at the beginning of this year—I saw Mr. Brand there—he handed Mr. Emmett a cheque, and said, "You had better keep this in case we want it"—I did not see where he took it from.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I cannot fix the date of this; it was in the winter—I did not make any note of the conversation—it did nor make much impres
<lb/>sion on me—it was first recalled to-me about June—Emmett asked me if I recollected it, and I did—I did not use the office—I went there to see Emmett in connection with a pneumatic pulley—I did not know Emmett by any other name during the twelve years I have known him—I did not know Brand by any other name—I know Emmett's writing—I do not think this cheque signed "Collier" is in Emmett's writing—the other one is his writing—I do not think the writings are the same.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By Emmett.</hi> Homer has never suggested to me that you owed him money.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The first time I saw Horner was when he came to Emmett's office—when the conversation about the cheques took place Brand was standing on the other side of Mr. Emmett's table putting some
<lb/>thing into his pocket which looked like a Cheque-book.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) I have not got the cheque-book here—I knew Emmett passed under the name of G. Hasty Ansell, because he said that if I knew him under that name I should get some of my money back I saw Mr. Turner once.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Emmett, in his defence, stated that he met Horner, who asked him for some money. He said he had none, but that he had a cheque, and if Horner could get it cashed he would give him</hi> £1
<hi rend="italic">of it. He did not intend to defraud Mr. James, and if he had written to the Agricultural Hall he would have got the letter, and it would have been all right. He had not heard the cheque had not been met till the night before the warrant was</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">issued and he sent the money by Horner to Mr. James to pay the cheque. He did not know that Horner had gone to change the other cheque.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EMMETT</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18980913-545-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, September</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1898.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18980913-name-35" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN HERBERT</persName> </hi>. I assist my father, who keeps a newspaper and tobacconist's shop—on August 31st I served the prisoner with a penny cigarette; he gave me a bad half-crown—I took it to my mother, who came into the shop, and the prisoner went away—I ran after him and a gentleman stopped him at the corner of Robert Street, and we took him to the station—he went quietly with us, and we handed him to Sergeant Aldridge.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980913-name-37" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of coin to H.M. Mint; this coin is counterfeit.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence.</hi> I received it in my wages from the Window Cleaning Company. I was round Regent's Park way and went in for a cigarette, and when the lady said it was bad I ran out of the shop because I had been in a little trouble before.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY WEAVER</hi> (52)</persName>,
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<interp inst="t18980913-547-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18980913-547-offence-1 t18980913-name-39"/>Robert Alexander Stuart</persName> by false pretences;</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to two indictments for forging and uttering leases of two bouses with indent to defraud, having been convicted at Clerkenwell in June, 1892.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">Another Conviction was proved against him, and the police stated that he had ob
<lb/>tained over</hi> £2,000
<hi rend="italic">from solicitors.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-547-18980913 t18980913-547-punishment-3"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18980913-548-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, to Three indictments forging and uttering cheques for £20, £10 and £10 with intent to defraud</rs>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-548-18980913 t18980913-548-punishment-4"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t18980913-548-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18980913-548-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18980913-549-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18980913-549-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="animalTheft"/>, to Stealing a mare, the property of
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<interp inst="t18980913-name-42" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18980913-name-42" type="surname" value="RUSSELL"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18980913-549-offence-1 t18980913-name-42"/>Charles Russell</persName>.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-549-18980913 t18980913-549-punishment-5"/>Nine Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, September</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1898.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Darling.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18980913-550-offence-1 t18980913-name-44"/>George Thomas Beckwith</persName>.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for the prosecution offered no evidence on the Inquisition, the.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GRAND JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">having ignored the Bill.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for the prosecution offered no evidence on the Inquisition no Bill having been found by the.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GRAND JURY</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, September</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1898.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="italic">Other convictions were proved against him.—
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<hi rend="italic">produced.</hi> is one of the cheques I paid her—it came back endorsed "Kate Emberson"—before July 7th, when she left, my cheque-book was in London, but subse
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant.</hi>) On August 3rd I went to 34, Cadogan Square, with Mrs. Broombridge, who pointed to the prisoner and said, "That is the woman who came to my house and passed a cheque"—I said "I must take you in custody for stealing a cheque value £1, and afterwards uttering the cheque"—she said that she did not go out on July 26th, but afterwards she said, "I went out on July 26th"—another house-maid, Mary, said, "Oh yes you did"—I said, "I am told you went out that day, and did not come back when you ought"—I took her to the station and Parsons identified her.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I went out on July 26th at 10 o'clock, walked across the Park, and went on an omnibus to go to the Prince of Wales' public-house, Harrow Road, and then went to Amberley Road, where my house is. It was then 11 o'clock. I stopped indoors with my mother. My mother came with me, and we walked to the Royal Oak. I got on an omnibus and rode to the Marble Arch, and I went across the Park. I am innocent."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I could easily walk from Mr. Broombridge's dairy to my house in twenty minutes—if she was there on Tuesday at eleven, there would be no difficulty in setting to my house at 11.30.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in her defence, slated that she said that she wanted to go to Mrs. Wills in order to get out; that she walled across the park, and got on an omnibus and went to Amberley Road, and returned at three o'clock and heard nothing more till August 8th, when the constable and Mrs. Broom
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<interp inst="t18980913-name-69" type="given" value="JOHN FRY"/>JOHN FRY RAGGETT</persName> </hi>. I am a florist, of Veraendah Terrace, Southgate—on July 6th, about eleven p.m., I was returning home, carrying a basket containing two pairs of boots, a linen collar, and other articles—I had to cross a foot-bridge over the railway, and saw the prisoner and three or four men standing on either side of the steps—I attempted to pass, and received a blow on my face from the prisoner—I turned round and saw another man trying to take articles from my basket—I asked what he was doing, and got clear of them—I was half way down the steps—they tried to push me down the steps—I got to the bottom, and three others pushed me against a fence—the prisoner came down and began again punching my face with his fists—one of his companions took the basket from my arm—I struck out and got clear of them—they ran and I followed them, and met my son, about five years old—I sent him for the police, and Hardy came—I took him, and met the prisoner and another man, and gave them in custody—the second man struck another witness on his face and ran away—a third man followed to the station, but I cannot identify him—the prisoner resisted a good deal, and I assisted in taking him to the station—he gave several false names—the inspector went to make inquiries, and came back and said the addresses were not true—he is a stranger to me—I have no hesitation whatever in saying that he is the man—there are lamps on the stairs, but they were not alight—the lamps in the town were lighted, and it was a comparatively light night—I can recognise him easily, and I could recognise the man who took the basket.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not hear singing on the bridge—my basket contained some penny buns, two pairs of boots, a clean collar, a pair of new socks, and 1lb. of cake—my basket was not upset, but they had their hands in it—I had never seen any of them before—my basket was after
<lb/>wards thrown on the line, and I found a bun on the line—many people are passing on a Saturday night—when I sent my boy to the station the men were still in sight—I am certain it was the prisoner who struck the blow, I could distinguish his features—he may have denied from first to last striking me or tampering with my property—he was charged at the station with assaulting me; I do not think he replied—I do not recollect telling the Magistrate that he denied assaulting me, but if I said so, no doubt it was true.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Whether he denied it or not I can swear to him—the buns and the other things were all taken—I said, "He denied it but said that he knew who it was."</p>
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<interp inst="t18980913-name-70" type="given" value="EDWARD GEORGE"/>EDWARD GEORGE MUNN</persName> </hi>. I am a plasterer's labourer, of Parsons Green Road—on Saturday evening, July 16th, I was at the bottom of this rail way bridge, and saw several
<hi rend="italic">chaps</hi> coming over the bridge—Mr. Raggett was coming over, and they all pushed him down, the steps—the prisoner was one of them—I saw him strike him, and then the other six
<hi rend="italic">chaps</hi> ran after him and took his basket—one of them said, "Give me the basket"—theprisoner jumped on the basket, and said, "I will show you what to do with the basket," and threw it on the railway line—Mr. Raggett went down the foot-bridge and cajie back, and got a constable and pointed out the prisoner to him, and said, "There is the man who struck me"—while this was going on one of his mates struck me in my face.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The first thing I heard was these
<hi rend="italic">chaps</hi> singing, but they were not singing when Mr. Raggett came down the stairs—the first thing was his hat was knocked off—one of tham kicked me and knocked me down—the prosecutor had hold of the prisoner then—this was right against the nation—it was perfectly light there—the others all ran off—therewas about half an hour from the time Mr. Raggett's hat. was knocked off till the prisoner was taken.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980913-name-71" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HARDY</persName> </hi> (324
<hi rend="italic">Y.</hi>) On this Saturday I was on duty, about 11.15, at New Southgate Police-station—a boy told me something, and I went with him to the railway line at 11.20 or 11.25, and met Raggett—Iwent to the path, and saw the prisoner and one or two other men—Raggett said, "That is the man who assaulted me; he hit me with his fist and knocked me about while they took my basket"—Munn said, "That is the man I saw with the basket; he threw it on the line"—I took the prisoner to the station—he said nothing—someone behind me hit Munn and knocked him down—I went with Mr. Haggett to the railway line, and found the basket and the other things—the prisoner struggled, and I had to get assistance—I charged him with assault and robbery.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am sure I charged him with assault and robbery—I did not notice that the Magistrate's clerk has not taken down the word "robbery."</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="italic">He then.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of housebreaking on July</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1895.
<hi rend="italic">Four other con
<lb/>victions were proved againtt him, one of which was for being found loiter
<lb/>ing at night armed with a loaded revolver, when he was sentenced to two years' hard labour.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-560-18980913 t18980913-560-punishment-16"/>Nine Months' Hard Labour</rs>, and
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-560-18980913 t18980913-560-punishment-17"/>Twenty Strokes with the Cat.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, September</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1898.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18980913-561-offence-1 t18980913-name-75"/>William Lyons</persName> </rs>, and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN ROSS</hi> (34</persName>),
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<hi rend="italic">and no evidence being offered against.</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">and.</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ERNEST CARTWRIGHT</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">a verdict of.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">was taken.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18980913-name-77" type="given" value="PERCY"/>PERCY A. CARTWRIGHT</persName> </hi>. On July 22nd last I hired a pony, trap harness, whip, and rug from Mr. Lyons, of Waiford, and drove towards London with my brother Ernest and Baker—on the way to Hendon dropped my brother, who was going on by train—I afterwards dropped Baker at Endell Street, Covent Garden, five or six minutes' walk from Ross's stables, in New Yard Queen Street, Long Acre—I was recom
<lb/>mended there the same night by a porter at Covent Garden—Ross was a stranger to me and the porter—I saw Ross, and asked him if I could put a pony and trap there till the following morning—I told him it was not mine, and gave him my name and address—he said I could put them there—there was nothing paid—there was no one else there—I left them there—I went round the next morning and saw Ross, and told him I should not take the pony out that day, as I had not the money to meet the expenses of the man I hired it from when I left it there—I hired the trap for recreation, and not for stealing it—I had been there before—Watfordis fifteen miles from London—I had a drink with Ross and another man in his company—I afterwards found it was his brother-in-law, Neale—Ross suggested he wanted a pony and trap, and I told him it did not belong to me, and they were not for sale—they started talking me over, saying it would not be found out if I sold it, and that it could be done by putting it through a sale—I finished my drink and left them, having told them I did not want it put in the sale—I saw Ross again on Saturday evening at his greengrocer's shop—I asked him if he could lend me half-a-sovereign—he lent it to me—I then went back to my brother and Baker, and we arranged to go down to Brighton—we all went to Ross's stable on Monday morning at about 8.30—the trap was not there—I went round to his shop, which was shut—I next went to Covent Garden Market, thinking he might be there—I could not find him, and I went over to the sale at the Elephant and Castle, which I heard of on Saturday night—I did not see Ross, and I went back again where I was lodging—I saw Ross about 5.30 driving up Holborn in a pony and trap with John Smith—I knew him before they drew up, and I said he would see me at nine o'clock in the evening at the Wellington public-house—I went there and found Roos and Smith—Ross called for a drink and then called me aside, and said the pony and trap had been put through the sale, and had been sold 18 1/2 guineas, and he wanted me to take the ticket—it was a bluish one—he said it was a receipt of the horse repository—I looked at it, and found "George Cartwright" on it—he wanted me to keep it, but I re
<lb/>fused—hetold me the best thing I could do would be to clear out of London, and to come up on Thursday when the money would be received—helent me half a sovereign to pay my fare—he said he had seen a couple of "splits" about London—meaning detectives—I was too glad to take his
<hi rend="italic">tip.</hi> for I knew I should be arrested if I hung about there—he said he would give me a bit of the proceeds, which I agreed to—I was to</p>
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<p>give Smith 30s. or £2, as he had lost a day's work—I went down to Brighton on Tuesday, the 25th, and was arrested there the same day—I was taken to Watford Police-station with my brother and Baker—while in custody I had a conversation with my fellow prisoners—I could hear them speak quite distinctly—on the evening of the 28th I was having a conversation with my brother and Bafcer—towards the latter part of the day Ross joined us—he said, "I will look to you getting me out of it, and will see you all right when I come out"—that I was to say I did not know it was stolen property—I said I should speak the truth about it—he started using
<hi rend="italic">language</hi>—the following day he paid the pony had been paid for, and no doubt he would lose all his lot.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I only recollect two conversations—Ross pressed me to steal the pony and trap—I did not intend to be dishonest—it was not a thing to which I would lend, myself—my sense of honesty revolted against it I am a pianoforte maker—I was not in work at this time—I was last in work in May—I decline to say how often I have been convicted of robbing—Idid not steal a bicycle at Watford—I know who stole it—an accomplice of mine—I intended to return it—I did not try to sell it—I took it to a pawnbroker's to pledge—I had been in trouble before about bicycles—I had been in trouble for stealing books from St. Martin's Library—my last conviction for that was on April 21st, 1897—I got nine months' "employment"—that was at the North London Sessions—I had not been convicted twelve months before that for stealing bicycles—I had not been in prison for stealing bicycles or convicted—I did not get twelve months at Bow Street—I had been convicted before going to the Sessions for robbing furnished apartments—that was at Clerkenwell Police-court—Igot six months—my brother was not with me—I said just now stealing was against my conscience, because I had made up my mind to turn over a new leaf—I am not anxious now to do the best I can for myself—I have pleaded guilty. (
<hi rend="italic">Harry Denning stood forward.</hi>) I have never seen him before—I never gave him sixpence if I drop down dead at this moment. (
<hi rend="italic">Harry Perry stood forward.</hi>) I have seen him before—Ferrydid not bring me with the puny and cart to Denning, and ask him if he would buy them—Denning did not say that he would not buy them, or that Lucas had a spare tall, where it could be put up—I have seen Denaing in Westminster before I knew about the horse and trap—it is not true that instead of going to Ross on July 22nd the pony and trap were put up at the Black Horse Yard, in Westminster, and that Denning helped me to put it to and that I drove to Catherine Street—Denning did not drive with me to the repository, and enter it there—that is abso
<lb/>lutely untrue—I did not give Bluck anything—I did not know what had become of the horse and trap until Monday evening—I knew when it was not in the stables that it had gone to the Elephant and Castle, because they mentioned it on Saturday—I saw Neale—it is not true that I offered the pony and trap for sale in Catherine Street openly—I do not know James Turner—he did not put the pony and trap to for me on Monday at 9.20 a.m.—nor did I give Ross any money—if Denning, Turner and others swear that I am the person who put the pony and trap to, and drove to the Elephant and Castle it is an absolute concoction—I never had the slightest dishonest intention as to the pony and trap.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I don't know who Denning is—I was introduced to him by a friend of his—I was told he had just come out of penal servitude—Harry Perry is a brother of my friend who introduced me to Denning—I do not know Black Horse Yard, Westminster—nor do I know Lucas or where it is—when I was before the Justices at Watford I handed then Ithis written statement on August 9th—I wrote it on August 4th (
<hi rend="italic">obje
<lb/>ction to this allowed by the Court.</hi>)</p>
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<interp inst="t18980913-name-78" type="given" value="ERNEST"/>ERNEST CARTWRIGHT</persName> </hi>. I was in custody at Watford Police-station on July 28th, and while in the cells I heard Ross say to my brother Percy "I rely on you to get me out; I will make it right for you when I was out."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18980913-name-79" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18980913-name-79" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18980913-name-79" type="surname" value="BAKER"/>
<interp inst="t18980913-name-79" type="given" value="GERALD"/>GERALD BAKER</persName> </hi>. When I was in the cells at Watford Police-station on July 28th I heard Ross say to Percy Cartwrighrt, "I expect you to get me out of this; I will make it all right for you when I come out."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I mentioned this to a solicitor—I don't know who he was, but he was going against me they said—he did not tell me that Ernest Cartwright had made a statement, or that two others had mentioned what took place in the cells—I have not spoken to Ernest Cartwright about it—Cartwrightsaid that he (Ross) knew it was stolen property—Ross said he did not.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980913-name-80" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18980913-name-80" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SULLIVAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective, Watford.</hi>) I was in the bath room on July 28th between five and six p.m. the window of which overlooks the exercise yard—this plan (
<hi rend="italic">produced.</hi> shows the position of the cells and the bath-room—Ross was in No. 7, and Percy Cartwright in No. 3—the distance between them was 19 feet—I had gone into the bath-room to have a wash after conveying Ross there—I made pencil notes of what I could catch of a conversation between Ross and Percy Cartwright—(
<hi rend="italic">the witness read his notes.</hi>—to the best of my recollection Ross said, "Speak low, there may be some one listening," or words to that effect—Percy Cart
<lb/>wright said, "Stop, there is some one coming."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was about to wash my face and hands—I should say I was more than half an hour there making these notes—I do not write shorthand—there were several words I could not catch—the con
<lb/>versation was almost constant—I only caught one observation of Gerald Baker's, and I believe Ernest Cartwright only made one—I don't recol
<lb/>lect Ross saying he would make it hot for either of the Cartwrights—I don't recollect Percy Cartwright saying he would speak the truth, or loss then using bad language—they seemed to be having a friendly conversa
<lb/>tion—Iwas at the police-station on the 29th—I did not hear any conversa
<lb/>tion then—I do not know that I have before made notes of conversations between prisoners in the cells—I did not hear Ross make promises or inducements to the Cartwrights to give false evidence on his behalf.</p>
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<persName id="t18980913-name-81" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18980913-name-81" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18980913-name-81" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM LYONS</persName> </hi>. I am tenant of the stables of the Queen's Arms, Watford—I let out a horse and trap on July 22nd, which were not brought back, and on the 28th I went with Superintendent Wood to some stables in Drury Lane, where I saw Ross and my pony, trap, the whip, and rug, value £33 10s.—Ross said I was very lucky to get them back, as he was offered a good profit on the lot that morning—Wood asked him how he became possessed of them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He asked Ross if he had a pony and trap—he said</p>
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<p>"Yes," and produced a catalogue from the Elephant and Castle, and pointed out the lot—he had had a conversation with him beore—I had had the pony seven years, and paid 22 guineas for it—£33 10s. is their value to me.</p>
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<persName id="t18980913-name-82" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18980913-name-82" type="given" value="FREDERICK THOMAS"/>FREDERICK THOMAS POPPLEWELL</persName> </hi>. I am assistant manager and auctioneer at the London Horse and Carriage Repository, Elephant and Castle—I was there on Monday, July 25th—at 9.15 I booked the three lots mentioned as 136, 136
<hi rend="smallCaps">A</hi>, and 136
<hi rend="smallCaps">B</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Percy Cartwright stood up.</hi>) I do not think that is the man who booked them in—he gave the name of Cartwright—the lots were sold by auction—they sold for £18 6s.—after deducting, I think, £2 deposit, which would be the ordinary course of business at the time of sale—I suppose these are my figures in the book, showing a total of £18 6s., £3 paid, leaving £15 6s.—I marked in the catalogue how much they were knocked down at—I left it in charge of the police—I think I gave this document to Ross, who paid the money on July 25th, the day they were sold—I paid the money into our sales account—it would have been paid to Percy Cartwright if he claimed it, but he never called—Smith walking in the yard saw him in sailor's uniform and cap at the repository—I thought it strange.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He had not brass buttons on his coat—he was wearing a reefer—I may be wrong—(
<hi rend="italic">Ernest Cartwright stood up.</hi>—that is a real reefer—that is the kind of cap I thought he was wearing—I cannot say that is not the man—our runner's name is Bluck—he has been with us about six months—I don't think we took a character with him—he has given us satisfaction—a runner runs the horses up and down—our sales begin about twelve as a rule, and are twice a week—it often happens that a number of entries are made on the day of sales—these were put in with
<lb/>out reserve—we keep the catalogue open till ten o'clock for entries—I go to the rostrum where the horses are sold and give particulars—I am sure Percy did not bring the pony and trap.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Bluck has given us satisfaction or he would not be there—I know that he has not been sent away.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Superintendent.</hi> M) I went to Ross's shop, and after
<lb/>wards to the stables in Drury Lane on July 26th and saw Ross—I told him who I was, and that I was looking for a pony and trap that had been stolen from Watford—I described them and said I was informed he had them—he said he had one that he had bought at a sale, and I went with Lyons and Ross to the stable, where I saw the pony, trap, whip and rug there, which Lyons identified—Ross said he had bought them at the Elephant and Castle sale—he showed me this catalogue and pointed out the lot—I told him they were stolen property, and I should take posses
<lb/>sion of them, and I gave him a receipt for them and took them away—on July 28th Percy made a statement, and I then went with Police con
<lb/>stable Sullivan to Covent Garden and arrested Ross—I had previously been to the Elephant and Castle and made inquiries—Itook Ross to Bow Street, and charged him with receiving the property—hesaid, after being cautioned, "On Saturday, July 23rd, about 11 a.m, I saw Cartwright in Catherine Street. He asked me if I would buy a pony, trap, and harness, as he wanted to go away. I said, 'No, I only buy things to sell.' He said, 'Well, if you don't buy it, let me have a stable to</p>
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<p>keep it in until Monday,' and he paid me 8s. He then said, 'I will put it in a sale at the Elephant and Castle Repository on Monday morning.' On Monday morning he came and took the pony, and trap, and harness, leaving his whip and rug in my stable. I went to the sale, and saw the pony and trap come into the Repository. Cartwright entered the lot I bought, and took the lot home. On July 26th he handed it to me"—the sales would be Monday and Thursday—Police-constable Sullivan made a report to me on July 29th as to a conversation he heard in the cells, and showed me the notes he had made.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">T. T. POPPLEWELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Ross is not the person who entered the lot.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I did not enter the pony, trap and harness at the Elephant and Castle for sale, nor was I present when it was entered.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see my brother that day—he was not wear
<lb/>ing that particular cap—he wore a reefer—blue serge—a cap like this, and spectacles—I was in a sculling suit the day we took out the trap.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18980913-name-85" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am a porter at Covent Garden Market—I know Mr. Ross—on the morning of Monday, July 25th, I went with him to the Elephant and Castle Repository—we got there about nine o'clock—he said he was going to try and buy a pony and trap—a pony and trap were put up for auction and Mr. Ross bought them—it is not true Mr. Ross drove the pony there, we went on a bus—I did not enter a pony for sale for Mr. Ross.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Mr. Ross employs me—there was no agreement with him as to what I was to be paid for this day's work—I did not do any on that day—I first saw Percy Cartwright on the Saturday in Catherine Street, Strand—he was talking to Mr. Ross—I did not hear what was said—I was there by chance—it was about 10.30 a.m.—there was a pony and trap there—Mr. Ross asked me to get the key of a stable, and put the pony in there—I helped Cartwright to put it away—I was not in the Wellington public-house on Saturday evening with him and Ross—I did not see Cart
<lb/>wright till Monday morning—he was coming out of the stable with the pony and trap—I did not see any money pass between him and Ross—Ross asked me to go to the Elephant and Castle—I went with him—I did not say before the Magistrate, "I saw the pony and cart taken from Ross's yard by Percy Cartwright"—I can read and write—this is my signatnre—thesale began about twelve o'clock—we got there about nine—we did not know what time the horse would be sold—Ross said he was going to buy a pony and trap—he did not say which one—I left Ross for about forty-five minutes to get some dinner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have been working in Covent Garden Market twelve or fifteen years—my work begins early in the morning—it takes about ten or fifteen minutes from Wellington Street to the Elephant and Castle—when I saw Cartwright on Saturday morning he had a pony and trap with him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980913-name-86" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY BARRY</persName> </hi>. Until two months ago I had been employed for five yars at the
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<p>of a stable in the Broadway, Westminster—I have known Percy Cartwright about three years—on July 22nd, about 5.45 p.m., I saw him in Kemble Street, Drury Lane—he had a pony and cart with him—he asked if I could find him a stable—I introduced him to a man named Benin at Westminster—Cartwright asked him if he knew of a buyer—Beninsaid he would try and find one—Cartwright said, "Do you think you can find me a stable for to-night to put this horse up"—Benin said, "Yes, I think Mr. Lucas has got a stable"—Benin gave me 6d. to get the horse some food—I took the pony and trap to a cornchandler and bought some oats, put them into a box, and gave most of them to the horse, returning the rest with the box to the corn chandler—I do not know where Lucas is now—the prisoner has not given me any money in this case—I have never been in trouble—I was discharged from the
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<interp inst="t18980913-name-87" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BENIN</persName> </hi>. I am a general dealer—I live at Pear Street—I do not know a man named Percy Cartwright—I know Barry—I saw him on July 23rd—Cartwright was with him, with a pony and trap—Cart
<lb/>wright said the pony had not had any food all the day—after it had had some food Cartwright took it to Mr. Lucas's stable—the next morning he took it to Catherine Street—I left him there—he said he would meet me again that night to pay me some money he owed me—he did not sell the pony and trap; I said he had better take it to the Elephant and Castle sale—I went with him—I met him in Drury Lane on the Monday, about 9.20, and we drove to the repository—he went inside and returned with a ticket—he told me to go and call for his money if the pony was sold that day—I had not known him before—Ross was then a stranger to me—I knew Barry—when we drove to the, repository I had no doubt that the pony and trap were for sale—I was not present at the sale.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have been in trouble—I was convicted in 1894 for stealing a barrel of rum—my sentence wasthree years' penal servitude—I stole it from King's Road, Chelsea—I took it away in a pony van—myaccomplice was also convicted—we took it to a stable in Vauxhall Bridge Road—a man named Harrington kept the stable then—Barry in troduced me to Ross—I did not know he had been in custody for robbery—Ihad known Barry five or six years—I don't know what became of the rum—Harrington was a publican—Barry did not tell me Cartwright was a convicted thief—Cartwright said he came from Portsmouth—he said he had had the pony and cart sixteen days—he only had 6d. to pay for the pony's food and keep—I have no need for a pony myself—I did not offer to buy it, it was not suggested I should do so—I gave the man some money, and I thought I should get some commission out of the affair—I got nothing for my trouble—I did not know that the money would not be paid till Thursday—I do not know who he gave the pony and trap to—I was at the gale—I lost a day's work, and expected a little off the man—he never said he would pay me anything—on Saturday morning we stopped outside a public-house; I then went home—I am a dealer in the streets anywhere—I was introduced to Ross while he was on bail—hesaid he thought I could do him a service—Barry told me Ross was in trouble, and that it was Cartwright's pony and trap that he was in trouble about; it was a Sunday—I did not lose a day's work then—I was not</p>
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<p>paid anything—I did not go to Watford—this was after he had been com
<lb/>mitted for trial—Ross knew what my character was.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I did not disguise my character at all when Cartwright told me he had come from Portsmouth; he was dressed like a sailor—he promised to pay me the money if he got a customer—I had lent him 2s. 6d. and 6d. for the food for the pony—I have never received any money.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I have been convicted five or six times; twice for felony.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980913-name-88" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BLUCK</persName> </hi>. I am a runner at the Elephant and Castle Repository—Iremember a pony being brought thereon July 25th—I don't know the man's name who brought it—he gave me 6d. to feed the pony—the prisoner is the man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not spend the whole of the 6d. on the food—I don't know how much I spent in fluid—it is dry work being a ruuner—I have not been discharged from the Elephant and Castle—on the Monday following the sale, a man came and asked me if I could recognise the man who bought the pony—I said I thought I could—I went to Watford to do so—I saw the two Cartwrights in the dock—I did not see Smith after the horse was sold—I did not see Ross there—he was in the dock at Wat
<lb/>ford—I did not know who Cartwright was—I knew him as the person who gave me the 6d.—I only went to Watford once.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I recognise Cartwright as the man who spoke to me at the repository—I was sober at Watford—I have never been convicted of anything.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980913-name-89" type="surname" value="NEIL"/>
<interp inst="t18980913-name-89" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES NEIL</persName> </hi>. I am a salesman in Covent Garden—I know Cart
<lb/>wright—Isaw him on the Saturday previous to seeing him at Watford, in Catherine Street—he had a pony and trap with him, which he was offer
<lb/>ing for sale—he said if he could not sell them he would put it in the Elephant and Castle Repository.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Ross was there—it is untrue that he and Cartwright, and myself were for fifteen minutes outside a public-house in Catherine Street—I only know John Smith as a witness—I am Ross's brother-in-law—Ido not know that he has employed Smith for years as a porter in Covent Garden—I do not know that he took Smith with him when he bought the pony and trap.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Smith is not permanently engaged by Mr. Ross.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18980913-name-90" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18980913-name-90" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES TURNER</persName> </hi>. I am employed by Mr. Ross—on Monday, July 25th, I remember harnessing a pony and trap about 9.20 a.m.—Percy Cart
<lb/>wright told me to do it—he took it out of the yard and drove away—he assisted me to harness it—he did not take a whip with him—John Smith was there—Cartwright gave Ross some money—Smith was standing in the yard two or three yards from me—I did not hear what was said.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Nobody helped me to put the pony in except Percy—Smithwas in the yard, nobody drove away with Cartwright—I do not know Benin—I did not see the money which Cartwright gave Ross—I am a greengrocer's assistant.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) I saw Cartwright driving past me in Drury Lane about nine o'clock—that was the first time I saw the trap that morning—Cartwright was in the trap alone—I saw Ross about ten minutes</p>
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<hi rend="italic">then.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony on April.</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1892.—
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<hi rend="italic">having been convicted at Stratford on March.</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1898. </rs>
<hi rend="italic">Another conviction was proved against him.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, September.</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1898.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Darling.</hi> </p>
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<p>prisoner go out—he came in about 9.15 p.m.—a few minutes before that Mrs. Hackett came to my kitchen, spoke to me and showed me her face—itwas swollen on the left side under the eye and on the lip—she went out of my kitchen and followed the prisoner—as I was going upstairs I heard a woman's scream and a thud as if someone had fallen—I went upstairs Iwith Nellie Turner, and sat on the steps of the house—about five minutes after the prisoner came up, and said, "I gave her a push, and she fell over the bed-rail; I think I have killed her"—I said, "Don't say. that"—hesaid, "You come down and look"—I said, "No, you had better go for my husband"—he went to the club and fetched my husband, and be sent me for some brandy—my husband and the prisoner went in the room together—my husband sent for doctor, and sent for the police—on the Tuesday morning when they were taking the deceased away I looked in the room.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I understood you to say not, "I think she has killed herself," but "I think I have killed her"—you said, "I do not know what I shall do with myself. I think I shall do away with myself."</p>
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<interp inst="t18980913-name-106" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WINDER</persName> </hi>. I am a medical practitioner, of 89, Dawes Road, Ful
<lb/>ham—Iwas called to 71, Reporton Road, by Mr. Perkins on July 11th shortly after 10 p.m.—I met the prisoner at the gate leading to the basement—I asked him if I had come to the right place—he said, "Yes"—goingdown the steps he remarked," She is dead"—when we had got into the room I said, "Yes, she is dead right enough," and asked him how it hap
<lb/>pened—hesaid he had come home about 9.20 p.m. and found her on the bed, then he asked her if she was not going to make the bed, she said, "Yes," and got up to do it, he said "You are too drunk to do it" and gave her a push and she fell—later on he made a statement about what oc
<lb/>curred earlier in the afternoon—the bedstead was iron—I examined her—abruised eye and a swollen and cut lip were all that were evident then—thebruise I eye was six to twelve days old—the cut lip was recent; within three days, probably within twenty-four hours, because there was a small quantity of blood on the side and a blood stain on the lip—that might have been done during the evening, within a few hours—what I saw then did not account for the death—I made
<hi rend="italic">a post mortem</hi> on the 13th—I found a small bruise on the front and a large one on the back of the left arm—they may have been caused by a grip of the hand—there was a small bruise on the left buttock which might have been caused by a fall or a kick, and a deep bruise and extravasation of blood on the left side of the head, which was not evident till the scalp had been removed, which might have been caused by a fall or a blow—I found effusion of blood on both sides of the brain, and extensive effusion of blood at the base of the brain, which was probably the cause of death—the effusion at the sides of the brain might be accounted for by the bruises I have described—the effusion at the base of the brain was probably from a fell, and the back of the head coming against the floor—it would leave no mark of violence, because the hair would form a good protecting pad—the effusion at the base of the brain would cause death almost immediately—it would arise from the concussion of the base of the brain with the skull inside—a fall from a standing position would produce it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980913-name-107" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HOFFER</persName> </hi> (131 T). At 10.37 p.m. on July 11th I was called to 71, Reporton Road—I found the prisoner on the area steps talking to the doctor—I went with him to the front room—the body of the woman was on the bed—I asked the prisoner if he knew anything about the death of the woman—he began to make a statement, and I cautioned him that anything he said would be taken down and might be used against him—he said, "I came home at 5.45 and found her drunk lying on the bed I asked her to get my tea. She did not, and I gave her one or two cracks on the face. I then went out, and came home at 9.25 p.m., and said, 'Ain't you going to get this bed made?' She said, 'I am going to make it.' I then pushed her, and she fell with her head against the head of the bedstead, and she fell down between the bedstead and the table. I then picked her up and put her on the bed, and bathed her face with water. I then went to a club and fetched the landlord of the house."</p>
<hi rend="italic">In defence, the prisoner in effect repeated this statement.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, September</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1898.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18980913-name-113" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>Edward Banks</persName> in order to obtain a pension for him.</rs> (
<hi rend="italic">See next case.</hi>)
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18980913-571-offence-1 t18980913-name-115"/>George Rowland Williams</persName> to personate him in order that he might obtain a pen
<lb/>sion.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18980913-name-116" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN DOWLING</persName> </hi>. I am assistant secretary to the Royal Hospital, Chel
<lb/>sea—soldiers'pensions are granted there during their ill-health, but they are paid by the Military authorities—on October 17th, 1883, a pension of 8d, a day was granted to Edward Banks, a gunner, for seven months—it expired and was afterwards extended—it expired in January, 1889—Banks was in the Royal Horse Artillery and his regimental number was 1061—in May, 1892, I received this letter—(
<hi rend="italic">From Edward Banks, R.H.A.</hi> 44
<hi rend="italic">St John Street, Margate, requesting a renewal of his pension as he was suffering from dysentery and fever, and had two little ones to support.</hi>—a request was forwarded to him on June 4th asking him to come up to the hospital for medical examination on any day—I received this letter on June 7th, (
<hi rend="italic">Signed. "R Banks" and stating that he was ill and confined to bed.</hi>)—on June 13th a man came and brought this form: he was referred to Dr. M'Nunn the medical officer, who reported—the man's travelling expenses, 10s. 2d., were paid and I produce his receipt, it is signed Edward</p>
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<p>Banks—Dr. M'Nunn's report was considered and a life pension of 8d. a day was granted—an identity certificate was issued and also a life certifi
<lb/>cate—sincethis we have put in force means of preventing it, we have a description of the man and any marks on his body—in April, 1898, I received this letter signed George Rowland Williams from the Poplar Infirmary, inquiries were made and we wrote to Edward Banks at Mar
<lb/>gate and received this letter without any signature. "Sir, I am sorry I cannot meet your commands, I have a job to do and as soon as I can come I will"—on May the 15th I received this post card. "Sir, I will meet you on Tuesday, May 28th, by the first train, at Chelsea Hospital E. Banks, late of Margate"—it bears the Margate post mark—about May 17th I saw Banks at the office and showed him the letter of April 24th, and asked him why he did not sign it and give his address, and asked him if it was his writing, he said "Yes"—I showed him this post card, and asked him the meaning of the words, "Late of Margate"—he gave me no answer—I looked at his hand, and found that his first finger was injured, which was the case with Gunner Banks.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980913-name-117" type="given" value="JOHN ALEXANDER"/>JOHN ALEXANDER M'NUNN</persName> </hi>, M.D. I was in the Army, but have retired—in 1687 I examined a man named Edward Banks at the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, and made this report, which correctly describes the state of his health—on June 13th, 1892, I examined a man giving the name of Edward Banks at the Royal Hospital—this is my report. (
<hi rend="italic">This stated that Banks was in weak, anamic health, and was threatened with lung disease.</hi>)—I cannot possibly recollect whether the man I examined in 1887 was the same man I examined in 1892.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisonsr.</hi> I did not examine your hand—a man may be ill with dysentry and get well and be fit for service afterwards.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980913-name-118" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS LISSERWOOD</persName> </hi>. I am a physician and surgeon advising the Commissioners of the Royal Hospital—on May 17th this year I examined the prisoner Banks at the hospital, and made this report: "Weight, 11 st. 10lb., in perfect health, able to earn a livelihood; will not give decided evidence as to his earnings; has had no work for three days, cannot get it"—Banks is the man.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980913-name-119" type="given" value="JULIA"/>JULIA BOWEN</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Henry Bowen of 44. St. John's Road, Margate—Banks has lived at my house twelve years—I have seen Williams with him at my house and elsewhere—I heard a conversation be
<lb/>tween them there about 1892, and heard them mention a pension—they appeared to be on pretty good terms.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He asked if you had been a soldier, and you said, "Yes"—you both said that you had been to London.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980913-name-120" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK GRANT</persName> </hi>. I am a cab proprietor, of 4, Victoria Road, Rams-gate—Ihave known Banks ten years—I saw him and Williams in a public-house in May, 1892—Williams asked Banks if he had been in the Army—he said, "Yes"—Williams said, "Have you had a pension?—he said, "Yes, but it has run out"—Williams said, I can arrange and get you a pension for life; I have done it before—they arranged to meet the next day—I saw them again a few days afterwards, and Banks said that he had got his pension—I have been in the police—I had never seen him before—I thought it was all right, and that he was going to put him in the way of it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not hear him ask you if you would give him £5 if he got your pension back, but I know he said that he would get you a pension—I did not hear him say that he was going to personate you.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980913-name-121" type="given" value="JAMES HENRY"/>JAMES HENRY HARGRAVES</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk at the head Post Office, Mar
<lb/>gate—Ihave known Banks six or seven years coming to the Post Office—heseemed in very good health, and did not complain of being ill—he is a labourer—I produce a bundle of twelve or fourteen monoy orders which Banks cashed at the office—I have seen him sign them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980913-name-122" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES PENFOLD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector, Margate.</hi>) I have known Banks nine years, he was always employed at out-door work fairly regular, and was in good health—I have signed life certificates for him at various times, and some of these are signed by me—the last one was on June 4th last—he has produced his identity certificate on each occasion—he signed it in my presence and I asked him if he still lived at 44, St. John's Road, I afterwards found that he had not lived there for some time, but has been living at 205, High Street—I made the alteration and initialled and signed it—I know Williams as being about Margate since 1892.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980913-name-123" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BISHOP</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant, R.</hi>) The prisoner Williams wrote this document produced in my presence, it is, in my opinion, in the same writing as the former documents, which are, therefore, in Williams' writing.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980913-name-124" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM THORPE</persName> </hi>. I am Staff Quartermaster General of the Army Pay Department, Woolwich—Williams made a communication to me and I communicated with my superior officers.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18980913-name-125" type="given" value="ELIAS"/>ELIAS BOWER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant.</hi>) On June 30th I saw Banks at Church Street, Margate, and read the warrant to him for his arrest and showed him the letters of May 27th, 1892, and of June 6th, and the receipt signed "Edward Banks"—he said, "Neither of them was written by me; but this postcard and the other certificate were written by me"—Itook him to London next morning—he said, "Williams led me into this. I told him I had been a pensioner, but the pension had expired. He said he could make it all right. I gave him my papers, and he went up for the medical examination for me, and I continued receiving a pension. Afterwards I could not sleep at times for thinking of it'—I found on him his original discharge from the Army in 1883—exhibit 2 shows that he received a pension of 8d. a day, which was extended on three occasions, and expired in 1889.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He said, "Instead of offering Williams £2, Williams asked me if I would give him £5 to do it—I took down what he said, not in his presence, but immediately I got to Bow Street—his words were, "I promised to give him £5."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Bank's statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "The two doctors from Chelsea have known me each time. The Secretary has always found me in the same name. The prisoner Williams has been trying to do me an injury."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Banks produced a written defence, stating that he met Williams at the Cinque Ports Hotel, who offered for</hi> £5
<hi rend="italic">to get his pension renewed by writing to a gentleman named Stewart at Chelsea Hospital, and that he did not know that Williams was going to personate him, but was guilty or receiving the money.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">recommended to mercy by the.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-571-18980913 t18980913-571-punishment-28"/>Six Month's Hard Labour.</rs> Sentence on.</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAMS</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">against whom several previous convictions were proved.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-570-18980913 t18980913-571-punishment-29"/>Four Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, September</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1898.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18980913-572-offence-1 t18980913-name-128"/>Sidney Chidly</persName>. </rs>
<hi rend="italic">Eight former convictions were proved against him.—
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18980913-573-offence-1 t18980913-name-130"/>Frederick Lewis</persName>, and stealing twenty-eight pairs of boots and other articles, and
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to a former conviction.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-573-18980913 t18980913-573-punishment-31"/>Nine Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">LEOPOLD FRANCIA</hi> (21)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18980913-574-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/> to Obtaining by false pretences two mandolines with intent to defraud</rs>
<hi rend="italic">Orderfor restitution.</hi>
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<interp inst="t18980913-574-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> And</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">LOUIS AUSTIN</hi> (26)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18980913-575-offence-1 t18980913-name-133"/>Florence J. Bullen</persName>, his wife being then alive,</rs> and to
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<interp inst="t18980913-575-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>forging and uttering a bankers cheque for £9 3s. 6d.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-575-18980913 t18980913-575-punishment-32"/>Three Years' Penal Servitude for the bigamy,</rs> and
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-575-18980913 t18980913-575-punishment-33"/>Eighteen Months for the forgery, to run concurrently.</rs> </hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ARTHUR WILLIAM UPTON</hi> (21)</persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY MILLER</hi> (18)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18980913-576-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="sodomy"/>, Committing an act of gross indecency with each other </rs>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PASS
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18980913-576-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-576-18980913 t18980913-576-punishment-34"/>One Month's Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ARTHUR NEWNAM</hi> (46)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18980913-577-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t18980913-577-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="indecentAssault"/>, Indecently assaulting
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<interp inst="t18980913-name-137" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18980913-577-offence-1 t18980913-name-137"/>William Hewitt</persName>.</rs>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GREENFIELD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Friday and Saturday, September</hi> 16
<hi rend="italic">th and</hi> 17
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1898.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Darling.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RAVEN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18980913-578-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-578-18980913 t18980913-578-punishment-35"/>Six Months' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Friday, September</hi> 16
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1898.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Inspector, City.</hi>) On August 20th I arrested the prisoner without a warrant in a house in Vicarage Road, Eccles, near Manchester. I asked him if his name was Marcus Lewis, he said "Yes"—I said that I was a police officer from London, showed him a cheque</p>
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<hi rend="italic">produced.</hi> in envelopes as they are now, and I found this other letter among his papers—I told him I should take him to London on the charge, he said "If the money is paid to Mr. Tarbett cannot the charge be withdrawn?" I said "No"—he said "If the bankers are paid cannot it be withdrawn?" I said I did not know—when the charge was read over to him "with intent to defraud," he said "That is the question"—I found books and papers and prayer-books in his bag and a certificate of the United States College, New Jersey.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> During my absence all letters were forwarded from the vicarage by the governess.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980913-name-142" type="given" value="EDWARD ARCHIBALD"/>EDWARD ARCHIBALD ARMSTRONG</persName> </hi>. I am a barrister, of 2, Garden Court, Temple, and am the son-in-law of the last witness—I undertook to receive his letters and answer them if necessary—he was absent from June 2nd to August 1st—I received no letter of June 14th—no other letter is missing as far as I am aware—I received the letter of July 9th on July 12th—I have a letter purporting to have been written the day before and posted at Bournemouth on the 11th—the letter of the 12th from the Rectory contained; the Bournemouth letter of the 11th—July 10th was Sunday and the letter of July 9th did not come to my hands till the 12th—I made a communication to the bankers—I received a second letter from the prisoner to which I replied on the 18th.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980913-name-143" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY DISNEY</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk to Robarts and Co. of Lombard Street, Mr. Tarhett has a credit there—this cheque was paid through the Clearing House on July 9th.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi>—Iam perfectly innocent. I am sixty years of age and have had a good name, up to the present time and I ask you not to blast my character.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The police stated that a great deal of betting correspondence was found upon the prisoner.—
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Idid not give you in custody before because I was ill in bed, and never came out for a week—I charged you on Tuesday, August 9th—this occurred half a stone's throw from the public-house.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980913-name-149" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ING</persName> </hi>. I am a printer, of Windsor Court, Strand—I know the prisoner and Morris—on August 4th I met them in the Strand—the prisoner asked me to go for a walk, and said, "I have got a ring, it is my mother's, I got it the day she was buried; it is a shame to pawn it but I want the money"—Morris went in and pawned it, and brought out the money and the ticket—he gave us a drink.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980913-name-150" type="given" value="ANDREW"/>ANDREW DRYBERG</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Chester, a pawnbroker, of 48, Clare Market—I received this wedding ring (
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<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner in his statement before the Magistrate said that the pros
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GREENFIELD</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BLACKLOCK</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">City.</hi>) At 3.50 on July 26th I was in St. Paul's Churchyard—I was called to the shop of Messrs. Cook, Son & Co., 26, Carter Lane, where I saw the prisoner detais—he was charged with obtaining silk to the value of about £6 with a forgedorder that day and the day before—he said "This is doing it for another man," and that he did not know who the man was, or his name, but had met him a few days previously; that the man had given him 10s. and woud give him—I when he had got this to-day, and that he was waiting for him in a court in Cheapside—that was the only description he gave—we have not found him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not go to find the other man, I thought it was my duty to take the prisoner and let the other man go.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner told us where the other man was, and wanted to be taken to him, so that he could show us where he was—he told us that at the station three hours afterwards, not in the warehouse—I asked him how long he had been at Bradbury's and he said eight months.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The orders are on our forms, but not order forms—they are slips which are hung up in the warehouse, not invoices but memorandum forms—they are quite accessible to anyone, simply headed "Silks" and the name of the firm.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant.</hi>) The prisoner, when charged at the station, handed me a document, which he said was a list of the goods which be himself had obtained from different firms.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He gave me every information about the transactions of the last few days—he said he was to take them to another man, who would pay him for them—I went to the court about thirty minutes afterwards, but could find no man.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">S. A. SNELL</hi> (
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<p>23rd I went out with my brother about 9 a.m.—about 3 p.m., on our way to Walton, we icet Joseph Brown on a pony-barrow—I got on his barrow, and we went to Hampton Wick—my brother drove my barrow—we saw the three other prisoners there—I knew them before—they were outside the King's Head public-house—my pony and cart went on to the bridge, and my brother went after it—he had left it unattended—I was not drunk—I had had a drop of drink—we had some drink—I then got up into Brown's barrow, and had some bread and cheese there—Brown stood against the pony's head—the others surrounded me, and got hold of me very roughly—Andrews put his hand in my fob pocket, and took £31 10s. out—I bad had the money all day—wehad been talking about purchasing a pony and barrow—Day and Peters held me down while Andrews put his hand in my pocket—Brown drove me home afterwards—in consequence of what my brother said I found my money gone—I saw Brown next morning—I said "I have been robbed"—he said, "Keep quiet; you might hear something"—at the public-house Brown gave me a glass of beer, after which I felt very bad and very stupid—I was not drunk before I had it—I think it had something in it—my brother was uutside ill the time—he went after the pony which had gone away—when he was returning with it a man named Goodchild said, "If you come back here I will knock your b—brains out"—Goodchild has not been caught—Brown was caught last Monday—he lives at Elm Road.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Andrews.</hi> I did not ask my brother if I was robbed till I got home, because I was so bad—I had no chance to call out—I did not see any policeman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DRAKE</hi>. I have known Brown some time—he has three ponies and two barrows—he lives with his father and mother now he has left his wife—I do not know that he is a respectable man be asked me to get into his barrow—I had the money when I met him—I had had no drink before that—we arrived at the public-house about nine—I have spoken to the other men at times—I do not know that I have ever seen Brown with the other men—I was under the influence of drink when I went into the public-house at Hampton Wick—I did not treat the other men or my brother, he went away when the men threatened him. Brown's cart was outside the public-house—the other men were not inside, only Brown. Day brought the bread and cheese to me when I was lying in the cart outside—I did not tell Brown when we got home that he had robbed me. I went to the station that night, but I did not see Brown again till next morning—I did not examine his cart to see if the money was there—I told Brown I would give him £10 for his pony and barrow—heknew I had the money</p>
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<interp inst="t18980913-name-163" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE GARTON</persName> </hi>. I live at 2, Cambridge Terrace, Norbiton—on August 23rd I and my brother met Brown, and went to a public-house at Hampton Wick—we had some drink—I asked my brother if he had his money all right—he said yes—I went out after my pony—I knew my brother had money on him—coming back I met Goodchild who said, "I will knock your brains out if you come down here"—I saw my brother in the barrow—Brown was by his pony's head—the other men were</p>
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<p>round the barrow holding my brother down—Brown could have seen what the others were doing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DRAKE</hi>. I was with my brother all day—Brown took us both home from the public-house in his cart—we went to the station that night—I went to Brown's next morning—I did not examine his cart—he said "You keep quiet, you may hear something of it."</p>
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<interp inst="t18980913-name-164" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS MAGNER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Constable, T.</hi>) In consequence of informa
<lb/>tion received on August 25th, I saw the prosecutor and got warrants for the apprehension of Day, Andrews, Peters, Brown, and Goodchild—on the 26th I saw Day in Kingston—I said I was a police officer and had a warrant for his arrest for stealing £31 10s. on the 23rd—he said "I was there with Goodchild, Brown and Peters; Andrews was not there, so he could not have any money; the money went whilst I was getting a light; I have got a good character and I do not want to lose it for what the others have done"—Andrews was brought from a ginger beer factory and I said I had a warrant for his arrest. He said "Yes, I was there, and I know the others that were there also; surely I am not going to suffer for what they have done; if I had known you were coming here you would not have found me, and it would have taken you all your time to find me: I saw the prosecutor the following morning and thought the matter had blown over."—I then went to 11, Young's Buildings, King
<lb/>ston, where I found Peters in bed—I said I should an est him for stealing £31 10s. from Gardner—he said "This is all right; has one of them turned
<hi rend="italic">coppers' nark?</hi> Those who took the money, let them suffer; I am innocent, I did not have any"—I said, "Andrews and Day are in custody"—a coders'
<hi rend="italic">nark</hi> means a man who assists the police—I made every inquiry about Brown, but he and Goodchild had decamped—I after
<lb/>wards arrested Brown at Brighton—I read the warrant to him—he said, "Yes, I was there, but I never had a halfpenny of their money."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Peters.</hi> Your brother did not say anything to me when I arrested you, but you were both very violent, and somebody threw a cat at me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DRAKE</hi>. I know that Brown has been all his life in that district—this is the first time a charge has been brought against him—I think he left Kingston on the 25th—I do not know that he goes to Brighton and other places to sell his goods in summer.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18980913-name-165" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18980913-name-165" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE GARTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) We had about three and a-half pints to drink—I do not know that Brown goes to seaside places to sell fruit.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18980913-name-166" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18980913-name-166" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE COLE</persName> </hi> (30
<hi rend="italic">T.</hi>) On August 26th, at 12.45, I was in charge of the station at Teddington when Day and Andrews were brought in—Andrews said to Day, "This is all right, where are the others? We will have to suffer for their lot as well as our own, I suppose."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for Andrews.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18980913-name-167" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18980913-name-167" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN BETTERSWORTH</persName> </hi>. I live at 19, Asylum Road, and am married—on August 23rd I was walking along that road with Andrews in the evening—we were going to the King's Head—I saw Lewis Garton, who asked me to have a drink—I had one, and also Andrews—then Garton got into the cart, and had some bread and cheese, and then lay down in the cart—I asked Andrews to come home—we live in the same house—he said he would—we went across to the Crown and Thistle, and</p>
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<p>stayed there till 10.55, and then went home—Andrews was not in Gaston's company any more.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My husband lives in Eldon Street, Kingston—I have not lived with him for three years—I have lived with Andrews recently—he does all sorts of work.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Day, in his defence, stated that Gaston asked him to mind his pony for him, which he did till he returned with a candle for his lantern. Andrews sod that Gaston had asked him and the girl to have a drink which they did, and he went home with the girl. Peters said that he left a basket outside, and went in to get a drink and spent the night at his sister's.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">DAY, ANDREWS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PETERS</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18980913-582-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BROWN</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18980913-582-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18980913-582-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Andrews then.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony on June.</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1895,
<hi rend="italic">and six other convictions were proved against him.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">DAY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-582-18980913 t18980913-582-punishment-38"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ANDREWS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18980913-582-punishment-39" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18980913-582-punishment-39" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18980913-582-punishment-39" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-582-18980913 t18980913-582-punishment-39"/>Ten Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PETERS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18980913-582-punishment-40" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18980913-582-punishment-40" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18980913-582-punishment-40" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-582-18980913 t18980913-582-punishment-40"/>Eight Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Friday</hi> 16
<hi rend="italic">th September</hi> 1898.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18980913-583-offence-1 t18980913-name-169"/>Victor Borgois</persName> £2, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MAY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18980913-name-170" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18980913-name-170" type="given" value="VICTOR"/>VICTOR BORGOIS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Interpreted.</hi>) In June last I was employed as pastry-cook at the Royal Palace Hotel, Kensington, where the prisoner was waiter. He told me there was a vacancy for a pastry-cook at the Grand Hotel, Scarborough, which situation he could get for me—he showed me a letter which he said came from Scarboro'—(
<hi rend="italic">produced.</hi>—a guarantee of £1 15s. was wanted and I gave him £2, which he took to the post office and got two orders for £1—he put them, in my presence, in an envelope and said be would send them to the manager of the Scarborough Hotel—theprisoner left at the end of the month and I received this letter from him in Flemish and I wrote to Scarborough—it was on the faith of the letter that I parted with the £2.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I lent you £3 10s. on the strength of the vacancy and the £2 to send to Scarborough.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18980913-name-171" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18980913-name-171" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18980913-name-171" type="surname" value="GREENE"/>
<interp inst="t18980913-name-171" type="given" value="CAPTAIN EDMUND LYONS"/>CAPTAIN EDMUND LYONS GREENE</persName> </hi>, R.N. I am manager of the Grand Hotel, Scarborough—the prisoner was in my service last year as still-room man—this letter is written on the hotel paper—I do not know Auguste Agar, by whom it purports to be sent—there was no such vacancy, and I did not authorise anyone to engage a pastrycook, or to find a deposit of £1 15s. 0d.—a man wrote to me to say he had been engaged, but I answered, saying there was no authority for it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18980913-name-172" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18980913-name-172" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS DYSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Serjeant, F.</hi>) I arrested the prisoner at Scarborough, and read the warrant to him—he said, "He did lend me the money," and on the way to London he said, "Serjeant, what should I do; should I plead guilty?"—I said, "I cannot advise you, you must not ask me that question again"—he was kind of odd man at the Crown Hotel.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "That man lent</p>
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<p>me some money. I never made any money by false, pretences—he lent me £5 I said as soon as I had money I would give it him back."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence.</hi> The money was lent me until I could repay it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18980913-583-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18980913-583-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">He then.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of Jelony at Clerkenmll on 1th January.</hi> 1895.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-583-18980913 t18980913-583-punishment-41"/>Eigltieen Months Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Saturday, September</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1898.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18980913-name-174" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>Edward Keil</persName>, a servant of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARBURTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18980913-name-176" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18980913-name-176" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18980913-name-176" type="surname" value="OTTOWAY"/>
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<hi rend="italic">City Detective Serjeant.</hi>) On July 30th, about nine p.m, I arrested the prisoner at Brighton on a warrant for stealing tea, which was read to him at the station, and he said, "I don't know any
<lb/>thing about anything"—I found no tea in his possession—four people were charged, but it was determined to offer no evidence against two, and no proceedings were taken.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had no difficulty in taking the prisoner, but he had gone away for a holiday, and his wife did not know where he was—he was living in the name of Tremaine.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18980913-name-177" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18980913-name-177" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD KELL</persName> </hi>. I am a sample boy employed by Hanson and Bangor, tea dealers, of Bermondsey—it was my duty to take samples of tea to two warehouses—my time to come to the warehouse was 8.30 a.m.—the pri
<lb/>soner asked me for a sample of tea in May, and I gave him about an ounce—hewas mending the telephone; he is an electrical engineer—he said, "Will you fetch me a couple of parcels for next morning?"—I fetched them from my masters' place, and he came to the same place, and I gave him the tea—he gave me 5s. for it—I had no right to sell it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I got them out of the sample-room—the tea is not done up in samples; it is in chests—I made up the parcel myself and gave it to him—it was between 15lbs. and 20lbs.—that is not what I call a sample—he used to come to fetch tea about twice a week and gave me 5s. each time—I sometimes cot 10s. a week from him—Morris heloed me, and Steadman was aware of that—Morris said that the housekeeper might catch me—I never left the tea with any one but Steadman—I left it at the general office at the telephone place.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not tell Steadman that the box by the door was what they put sweepings in—I did not tell him I only got 6s. a week and made a little by selling the sweepings—I was not allowed to sell any
<lb/>thing—Idid not tell him that they took the sweepings down and burnt them every week and that I got a lot—they do not burn them they put them into a chest—there is a chest at the door which they put sweep
<lb/>ings in.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18980913-name-178" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18980913-name-178" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED MORRIS</persName> </hi>. I live at 17 Carl Street, Limehouse, and am em
<lb/>ployed by Messrs, Hanson as a sample-boy—I am just over fourteen</p>
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<p>years of age—I work in the sample-room with Kell—I come about 8.10.—there are open chests of tea in the sample-room—lam not allowed to sell any tea—I sweep out the sample-room No. 16—I have not seen Kell talking to the prisoner, or in his company at all—I took the tea that Kell gave me to the prisoner a office, 20, Gracechurch Street—he generally gave me 5s. which I gave to Kell, and Kell and I divided it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My wages were 6s. a week—I did not have any con
<lb/>versation with Kell—the tea did not come from the sweepings, but out of the chests—neither Kell or I took the tea from the sweepings.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18980913-name-179" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD BRAMBLEBY</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Messrs, Hanson, Son, and Bangor, tea merchants—I was present on July 20th, when Morris was brought in with two parcels of tea, weighing 18lbs.—the boys hare no right to get rid of sweepings.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> If these had been sweepings, 4s. 6d. would be a fair price for them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The sweepings would go back into the boxes—the let is not injured on the counter.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">directed the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">that the prisoner could not be ron
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR</hi>.—
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<interp inst="t18980913-name-183" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD KELL</persName> </hi>. Stead man gave me instructions with regard to this tea; when he could not take it himself he said that I was to meet Charley McCarthy at the door and give it to him—I did not take any tea and give it to McCarthy—I did not myself see McCarthy in the matter.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw McCarthy early in May—I took the tea on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi>—The only occasion I took tea to McCarthy was Mon
<lb/>day, July 25th—I knew that he was foreman to Grist and Co.—I gave him two parcels of tea on the 25th, where people go in and out—I do not remember his saying, "Have you brought the sweepings?"—the next time I went was Thursday—I was caught going out with two parcels of tea—when I got to Grist and Co.'s, McCarthy was out, and I gave the two parcels to Steadman's little boy—I saw McCarthy again in the office on Friday, and said, "I brought some parcels for you on Thursday, and gave them to Steadman's son" and pointed to them lying in the general office; 'he had not taken the trouble to remove them"—I said on the Fri
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<p>"you must take this tea back," and gave me the two parcels I had brought on Thursday and bundled me out, and I took them to the detectives.</p>
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<interp inst="t18980913-name-185" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES MCFEE</persName> </hi> I am manager at an electrical engineer's—Steadman and McCarthy were both employed there—I know both their writings—these two letters are in McCarthy's writing—I received one of them and opened it—(
<hi rend="italic">Thiswas signed Charles McCarthy, and stated.</hi> Before Steadmun went I on his holiday he asked me to take the tea of these boys; I said, 'I do not like to.' he said, 'It is only for a week. He is my foreman, and it placed me in an awkward position. I closed the office door, and said, 'I think you steal this, if so I shall not have it put here,' so you see I have been fairly duped."
<hi rend="italic">Another letter to the witness stated;.</hi> Last weak Steadman asked me to oblige him by taking the tea of these boys."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARBURTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">here withdrsw charge against.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MCCARTHY</hi>.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED NOT GUILTY</hi> and a justification. The
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Saturday, September</hi> 17
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1898.</p>
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