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<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</p>
<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>DAVIES, MAYOR.</p>
<p>TWELFTH SESSION, HELD OCTOBER 24TH, 1898.</p>
<p>MINUTES OF EVIDENCE,</p>
<p>TAKEN IN SHORT-HAND BY</p>
<p>JAMES DROVER BARNETT</p>
<p>AND</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18981024-name-1" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>ROLLS CHAMBERS, No. 89, CHANCERY LANE.</p>
<p>THE POINTS OF LAW AND PRACTICE</p>
<p>REVISED AND EDITED BY</p>
<p>EDWARD T. E. BESLEY, ESQ., Q.C.,</p>
<p>OF THE MIDDLE TEMPLE, BARRISTER-AT-LAW.</p>
<p>LONDON:</p>
<p>STEVENS AND SONS, LIMITED, 119, CHANCERY LANE,</p>
<p>Law Booksellers and Publishers.</p>
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<p>THE</p>
<p>WHOLE PROCEEDINGS</p>
<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>OYER AND TERMINER AND GAOL DELIVERY</p>
<p>FOR</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>AND GAOL DELIVERY FOR THE</p>
<p>COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX AND THE PARTS OF THE COUNTIES OF ESSEX, KENT, AND SURREY WITHIN THE JURISDICTION</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT,</p>
<p>INCLUDING CASES COMMITTED TO THIS COURT UNDER ORDER IN COUNCIL, PURSUANT TO WINTER ASSIZE ACTS OF 1879.</p>
<p>Held on Monday, Oct. 24th, 1898, and following days,</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE THE RIGHT HON</hi>.
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<interp inst="t18981024-name-2" type="given" value="HORATIO DAVID"/>HORATIO DAVID DAVID</persName>, M.P., LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; The Hon. Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN CHARLES BIGHAN</hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of the High Court; Sir
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<interp inst="t18981024-name-3" type="given" value="REGINALD"/>REGINALD HANSON</persName> </hi>, Bart., M.P., Sir
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<interp inst="t18981024-name-4" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID EVANS</persName> </hi>, Knt., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18981024-name-5" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HALL</persName> </hi>, K.C.M.G., Q.C., M.P., Recorder of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18981024-name-10" type="given" value="JOHN CHARLES"/>JOHN CHARLES BELL</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">RICHARD PRATT ALLISTON</hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18981024-name-11" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN KNILL</persName> </hi>, Esq., and
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<interp inst="t18981024-name-12" type="given" value="THOMAS VESEY"/>THOMAS VESEY STRONG</persName> </hi>, Esq., other Aldermen of the said City; and Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">FORREST FULTON</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="t18981024-name-13" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK GREEN</persName> </hi>, Esq., Alderman,</p>
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<interp inst="t18981024-name-14" type="given" value="THOMAS ROBERT"/>THOMAS ROBERT DEWAR</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">RICHARD CLARENCE HALSK</hi>, Esq.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Under-Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">DAVIES, MAYOR. TWELFTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—a dagger</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Monday, October</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1898.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">This being the first Session at which the Criminal Evidence Act</hi>, 61
<hi rend="italic">and</hi> 62
<hi rend="italic">Vic., c.</hi> 36,
<hi rend="italic">allowing prisoners, to give evidence on oath in their defence, came into operation in this Court, the</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">in his address to the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GRAND JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">explained the provisions of the Act, and the node of proceeding under it.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was at Kemp ton Park on the Saturday by myself; I made the bets with a bookmaker named George Kemp—he is not here; I was at Putney on Monday—my brother was with me when I was arrested—he did not attend at the Police-court; I have lived round there for more-than sixteen years—I am known as honest and hard-working was convicted of being a suspected person on November 9th;—I I got three months' hard labour—I have been at work since I have been out of prison, and I left in consequence of the dangerous work I had to do.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18981024-655-offence-1 t18981024-name-28"/>Elizabeth Jane Taplin Budden</persName>, his wife being still alive.</rs>
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<interp inst="t18981024-655-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-655-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
<rs id="t18981024-655-punishment-4" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18981024-655-punishment-4" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-655-punishment-4" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-655-18981024 t18981024-655-punishment-4"/>
<hi rend="italic">Five Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs> And</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18981024-656" type="date" value="18981024"/>
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<p>656.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES JOHNSON</hi> (67)</persName>,
<persName id="def2-656-18981024" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-656-18981024" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def2-656-18981024" type="age" value="20"/>
<interp inst="def2-656-18981024" type="surname" value="WALSHAW"/>
<interp inst="def2-656-18981024" type="given" value="BERTRAM"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BERTRAM WAL
<lb/>SHAW</hi> (20)</persName>, and
<persName id="def3-656-18981024" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def3-656-18981024" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def3-656-18981024" type="age" value="18"/>
<interp inst="def3-656-18981024" type="surname" value="MEAGAN"/>
<interp inst="def3-656-18981024" type="given" value="DAVID"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">DAVID MEAGAN</hi> (18)</persName>
<rs id="t18981024-656-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18981024-656-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-656-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, to unlawfully possessing counterfeit coin. Johnson having been before convicted of a like offence. </rs>
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<interp inst="t18981024-656-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-656-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHNSON</hi>
<rs id="t18981024-656-punishment-5" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18981024-656-punishment-5" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-656-punishment-5" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-656-18981024 t18981024-656-punishment-5"/>
<hi rend="italic">Five Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WALSHAW</hi>
<rs id="t18981024-656-punishment-6" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18981024-656-punishment-6" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-656-18981024 t18981024-656-punishment-6"/>
<hi rend="italic">Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MEAGAN</hi>
<rs id="t18981024-656-punishment-7" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18981024-656-punishment-7" type="punishmentCategory" value="miscPunish"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-656-punishment-7" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="sureties"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-656-18981024 t18981024-656-punishment-7"/>
<hi rend="italic">To enter into Recognizances.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, October</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">th, and</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, October</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1898.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18981024-657" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/18981024"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-657" type="date" value="18981024"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18981024-657-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-657-18981024 t18981024-657-offence-1 t18981024-657-verdict-1"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18981024-657-charge-2" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-657-18981024 t18981024-657-offence-1 t18981024-657-verdict-1"/>
<p>657.
<persName id="def1-657-18981024" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-657-18981024" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-657-18981024" type="age" value="22"/>
<interp inst="def1-657-18981024" type="surname" value="DEAN"/>
<interp inst="def1-657-18981024" type="given" value="HENRY"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY DEAN</hi> (22)</persName>, and
<persName id="def2-657-18981024" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-657-18981024" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="def2-657-18981024" type="age" value="23"/>
<interp inst="def2-657-18981024" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="def2-657-18981024" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ELIZABETH SMITH</hi> (23)</persName>
<rs id="t18981024-657-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18981024-657-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-657-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Un-lawfully having in their possession a machine for coining.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARTRIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18981024-name-34" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18981024-name-34" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-34" type="surname" value="SCOTT"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-34" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SCOTT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>). About I a.m., on September 30th, I went with Sergeant Williamson to Great Peter Street, Westminster, to a first floor room which was locked—we forced the door and saw the two prisoners in bed—we found twenty-five counterfeit half-crowns in two different places, two files with metal in the teeth, a ladle with metal ad
<lb/>hering to it, this galvanic battery for silvering the coins, and some acid—they were in a bag which was not locked under the bed—I searched a cupboard and found plaster-of-paris and sand—I asked Dean to account for them—he said that a few days ago he met a man who asked him to mind the bag and brought it there, and it had never been opened, and he did not know the man—Smith said, "I am not married to him, I only live with him."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18981024-name-35" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18981024-name-35" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-35" type="surname" value="WILLIAMSON"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-35" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WILLIAMSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>). I was with Scott—I asked the prisoners what account they had to give—they were both sitting up in bed, and she said, "Harry, I told you what this would come to"; he made no reply—they were taken to Rochester Row Station, where she pointed to him, and said, "This man brought that bag into my room"—he made no reply—Scott said, "Who did you get the bag from?"—he said, "An old man, a stranger"—they both used awful language.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Smith.</hi> You said, "God blind me!" and when you said it you hit him with your elbow—nothing was said about the key of the bag.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18981024-name-36" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18981024-name-36" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-36" type="surname" value="MATHEWS"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-36" type="given" value="ROSINA"/>ROSINA MATHEWS</persName> </hi>. I am deputy for 23, Great Peter Street—at the beginning of August I let the first-floor front to the prisoners as a married couple—they remained till the police arrested them—Smith was always hard at work in the room, or washing in the yard—I saw Dean most days—if he went hopping it was only for a day or two.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18981024-name-37" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18981024-name-37" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-37" type="surname" value="BURNHAM"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-37" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BURNHAM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer</hi>). I know Johnson, Walsham, and Aleagan (
<hi rend="italic">See above</hi>)—on August 11th we followed Johnson to the Rose and Crown, Soho—the woman Smith joined him—they went through several turnings, and met Dean and another man—we followed them to 23, Great Peter Street—the two prisoners stopped in Birdcage Walk, and Dean said, "Is that you, Harry? All right"—on September 13th we followed Johnson to Great Peter Street—he looked at his watch once or twice, and Smith came out—I saw them again together on August 13th and 20th, and repeatedly—on September 29th I went to a butcher's shop in Spring Street, and received a half-crown; I also went to the post-office in Lancaster Street and received another</p>
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<p>half-crown—I am told that the old man is one of the best makers of counterfeit coin.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Dean.</hi> I saw you meet Johnson in Red Lion Square on August 20th—you went down Southampton Row, and walked back, and Johnson and the other man went into Bloomsbury Square and remained three-quarters of an hour looking about.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Smith.</hi> I did not ask you for the key of the bag; it was not locked, but I thought it was—it was strapped at both ends.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18981024-name-38" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18981024-name-38" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-38" type="surname" value="CLARK"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-38" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED CLARK</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Mr. Cridley, a butcher, of 5, Spring Street, Paddington—I recollect Meagan coming in; I served him with a piece of steak; he gave the cashier a bad half-crown.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18981024-name-39" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18981024-name-39" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-39" type="surname" value="SOMERS"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-39" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY SOMERS</persName> </hi>. I am cashier to Mr. Cridley—on September 29th I saw Meagan speak to the manager; he handed me this half-crown, and I handed it to the detective.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MISS LISTER</hi>. I am assistant at the post-office in Lancaster Street—on September 29th Walsham gave me a bad half-crown; I put it aside, and afterwards gave it to Burnham.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18981024-name-40" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18981024-name-40" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-40" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-40" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of coin to Her Majesty's Mint—these twenty-five half-crowns are counterfeit, and from two dif
<lb/>ferent moulds; the two coins uttered by Meagan and Walsham are from one mould—these sixteen half-crowns are from the same mould; the half-crowns Johnson threw away are from the same mould as these—all these articles are part of the stock in trade of a maker of counterfeit coin—there are no moulds, but here is plaster-of-paris.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18981024-name-41" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18981024-name-41" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-41" type="surname" value="ROSE"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-41" type="given" value="THOMAS KIRK"/>THOMAS KIRK ROSE</persName> </hi>. I am a doctor of science of the Royal Mint—this galvanic battery might be used for coining but for no other purpose; this acid might be used to charge the battery—one of these coins has been plated, which could be done by this battery.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18981024-name-42" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18981024-name-42" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-42" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-42" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH SMITH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">The female prisoner: sworn</hi>). I know nothing of the contents of the bag—I lived with Dean two months, but never saw the bag, it was never opened in my presence.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The bag first came to the room on the Tuesday—I was not curious enough to open it—I have been in Johnson's company—he did not come to the house where I live on August 13th—he has never been to my place to my knowledge—I may have seen him at the Rose and Crown on August 16th—we talked about nothing particular—I do not know whether I was in his company again on August 18th—I have never seen Meagan before—I did not see him at the Elephant and Castle public-house, Great Peter Street, but I saw Walsham there once—Johnson did not go into my room that day, he has never been there to my knowledge—I never said, "I knew it would come to this"—I said, "Oh, Harry, Harry, what have we come to?"—I did not say at the station, pointing to Dean, "This man brought the bag into my room "; I do not know whether he brought it in or cot—he has been living there regularly.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Dean, in his defence, stated that a man whose name he did not know asked him to mind the bag from Saturday to Monday; that he took it how, and Smith knew nothing about it, and that the landlady could state that he had the plaster-of-paris to mend a glass bowl and several other things.</hi> </p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">R. MATHEWS</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I never saw him mending anything with plaster-of-paris.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18981024-657-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18981024-657-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-657-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">DEAN</hi>**—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18981024-657-punishment-8" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18981024-657-punishment-8" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-657-punishment-8" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-657-18981024 t18981024-657-punishment-8"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SMITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18981024-657-punishment-9" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18981024-657-punishment-9" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-657-punishment-9" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-657-18981024 t18981024-657-punishment-9"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18981024-658" type="date" value="18981024"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t18981024-658-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-658-18981024 t18981024-658-offence-1 t18981024-658-verdict-1"/>
<p>658.
<persName id="def1-658-18981024" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-658-18981024" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-658-18981024" type="age" value="33"/>
<interp inst="def1-658-18981024" type="surname" value="BERGE"/>
<interp inst="def1-658-18981024" type="given" value="JACQUES VAN DE"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JACQUES VAN DE BERGE</hi> (33)</persName>
<rs id="t18981024-658-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18981024-658-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-658-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counter
<lb/>feit coin.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STEWART</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18981024-name-44" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18981024-name-44" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-44" type="surname" value="EN"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-44" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN CLAPCOTT CLAM"/>WILLIAM JOHN CLAPCOTT CLAM EN</persName> </hi>. I am a chemist, of 73, Prince of Wales Road, Kentish Town—on September 14th, about 5.15, I served the prisoner with a cake of soap; he gave me half-a-crown from a purse—I gave him the change, and put it on the counter; it blackened my finger, and I put it in the scale and found it bad—it was very light—I ran after him and overtook him in Chalk Farm Road walking with another man—I said, "You have given me a bad half-crown"—he said, "I am very sorry, I will give you another in exchange," and gave me a good one from a purse, and I gave him the bad one back—about ten days afterwards I picked him out at the Police-court.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> At first I did not examine it—I went after him, and found him with a respectable-looking individual—I had the bad half-crown in my hand—I handed it to him, and he took it, and said, "I am very sorry," and took another out of his purse.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18981024-name-45" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18981024-name-45" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-45" type="surname" value="MEACHER"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-45" type="given" value="JOHN CHARLES"/>JOHN CHARLES MEACHER</persName> </hi>. I am a chemist, of 61, Stroud Green Road—on September 24th, about two o'clock, I served the prisoner with a cake of soap—he gave me a half-crown—I gave him the change and he left—I tried it again, and found it was bad, and sent a man after him—he was brought back—I told him it was bad, and returned it to him, and he gave me a good one, which I think he took from his waistcoat pocket—that was before Mr. Allen arrived.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When the prisoner was in the shop I said, "I think this is a bad one"—he said nothing then—I said, "I think this is a good half-crown"—I rang it, and tried to bend it, but could not, but I did afterwards—I discovered that it was bad about half a minute after he left.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18981024-name-46" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18981024-name-46" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-46" type="surname" value="ALLEN"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-46" type="given" value="HERBERT PLANTREE"/>HERBERT PLANTREE ALLEN</persName> </hi>. I am a hosier of Stroud Green Road, about 100 yards from Mr. Meacham—on September 24th, about 1.45, the prisoner came in and pointed to a tie, price 6 1/2 d.—he gave me a half-crown and I gave him the change and put the coin on top of a pile of half-crowns on my desk—I had a doubt about it, and after he left I looked at it and found it was bad—I went up the road on my bicycle and saw Mr. Meacham directing a man to go after somebody—I went on and overtook the prisoner just as the man was tapping him on the shoulder—I followed them and went into Mr. Meacham's shop and said that he had passed a bad half-crown on me as well—the prisoner was very excited, he said that he must have taken the money somewhere else—I sent for a constable and handed him the half-crown which I marked right across the neck.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He said, referring to both coins, that he must have taken them somewhere else.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18981024-name-47" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18981024-name-47" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-47" type="surname" value="HATHWAY"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-47" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HATHWAY</persName> </hi> (255
<hi rend="italic">Y</hi>). On September 24th I was called to Mr. Meacham's shop and found the prisoner there—he was charged with</p>
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<p>uttering counterfeit coin and said, "A lot of fuss has been made about nothing"—I searched him in the shop and found a good half-crown, two good florins, and threepence, and a bad half-crown in the same pocket—he pulled a purse out of one pocket which contained 30s. in gold—I found no tie on him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">H. P. ALLEN</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). Neither of these coins is the one I marked.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18981024-name-48" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18981024-name-48" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-48" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-48" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of coin to H. M. Mint—these two coins are counterfeit and from the same mould.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18981024-name-49" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18981024-name-49" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-49" type="surname" value="HATHWAY"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-49" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HATHWAY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). Mr. Allen gave me this coin of 1897.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">H. P. ALLEN</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). This is not the one I gave him nor is the other, but I remember the way I marked it—(
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WEBSTER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">here stated that there was a mark across the Queen's head</hi>).—this is not the mark I made.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18981024-name-50" type="given" value="JACQUES VAN DE"/>JACQUES VAN DE BERGE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner</hi>). I am a Dutch subject—I have been resident in England two years—I am a cabinet maker, in partnership with Jacques Cox—Mrs. D. Swart knows me—I do not recollect the dates, but about two months ago I was buying some soap at a shop for a 2s. 6d. piece—a gentleman came after me, caught my shoulder, and said the money was no good—he had the money in his hand—I took it, gave him another for it, and put it in my pocket—on a Saturday I paid for a 6 1/2 d. tie in a shop in the Seven Sisters Road with a 2s. 6d. piece—I received my change, 1s. 11 1/2 d.—I had walked about three times the length of this Court—Mr. Meacham said the coin looked a little bad, but he tried it, and said, "I am sorry; it is all right"—I was called back by a working man and a little boy to the chemist's shop—when I bought the tie this gentleman came, and said, "You gave me a bad half-crown as well"—I was surprised and offered him another piece, but Mr. Meacham, the chemist, said that would not do—he made a little noise, and said, "We will call the police; you stop here"—two policemen came—it was not the first policeman's section—he looked at the coin—then Hath way came, and I was glad, because they were insulting me in the chemist's shop, and he had in his and the half-crown from the gentleman I bought the tie of—I was searched—I had a pound, a ten-shilling piece in my purse, and a good half-crown, a sixpenny piece and 3d. in coppers—I was told I should have to go the station—there was a crowd, and I was ashamed, and asked if I could go in a cab—the policeman said, "Yes, if you pay for it"—I said, "All right"—I told the policeman it was a lot of trouble for a little matter—this is the first time I have been in such a situation—I gave my address, 10, Whitfield Street—I was asked that by the policeman—that is my landlady's, Mrs. Swart's, address.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I gave my business address as well—several miles from home I recollected I wanted some soap when I saw it—I was alone—I might have asked the way, but I was by myself—no one was with me when I left Mr. Clamen's shop—I took the soap home in my pocket—it is there now—I went to Stroud Green Road from Portland Street Station—I met a young lady, and she gave me as a rendezvous Portland Street, about twelve—when I left her I intended to take a bath—I had to be in the neighbourhood ten days after, and bought another cake of</p>
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<p>soap—I did not know the half-crown I gave Mr. Allen was bad—the soap is still in my pocket—the tie was not found, it must have been lost at the chemist's—I was also a long time at the police-station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have to seek business in Kentish Town and other parts of London—I go to Barker's, a shop like Shoolbred's—I go to Hampton's, of Pall Mall, Symon's. of Victoria Street, Westminster, and Holland's, Fletcher's, and other places for orders—I was searched by the two constables, and I took out what was in my pockets and helped the police.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18981024-name-51" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HATHWAY</persName> </hi> (255
<hi rend="italic">Y, Re-examined</hi>). The tie and soap were not found—the prisoner was searched once; I was present—another con
<lb/>stable had been in the chemist's shop about a minute before I arrived—when I arrived I at once searched him; the other constable was present.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18981024-name-52" type="given" value="HERBERT PLANTREE"/>HERBERT PLANTREE ALLEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). The price of the tie was 6 1/2 d.—the change I gave the prisoner was a shilling, a sixpence, a threepenny piece, and 2 1/2 d.</p>
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<interp inst="t18981024-658-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<p>659.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS BULLMAN</hi>** (40)</persName>,
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18981024-659-offence-1 t18981024-name-54"/>George Simpson</persName>, from his person, and to a conviction of felony at Clerkenwell in August, 1896, in the name of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18981024-659-offence-1 t18981024-name-55"/>Thomas McCarthy</persName>.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-659-18981024 t18981024-659-punishment-11"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>660.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALICE MILLER</hi> (28)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18981024-660-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-660-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, to Stealing a bracelet belonging to
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18981024-660-offence-1 t18981024-name-57"/>Frederick George William Gowling</persName>, and to a conviction of felony at Kingston, Surrey, in January, 1898.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18981024-660-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment Respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>661.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE PALMER</hi> </persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18981024-661-offence-1 t18981024-name-59"/>William Bat
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<interp inst="t18981024-661-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Fined</hi> 40
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.</rs> And</p> </div1>
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<p>662.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">STEPHEN HEARN</hi> (18)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18981024-662-offence-1 t18981024-name-61"/>Harry Bayford</persName>, with intent to rob him.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18981024-662-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
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<p>663.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EMANUEL POWELL</hi> (24)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18981024-name-63" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18981024-name-63" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-63" type="surname" value="EDWARDS"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-63" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM EDWARDS</persName> </hi>. I am a barman at the Angel and Crown public-house—I was serving there about 6.30 on October 9th—the prisoner came in and asked for stout and bitter, price 1 1/2 d.—he gave in payment a coin supposed to be a half sovereign—I took it to the manager, who came and spoke to the prisoner—he asked him where he got it—he said he had got it in exchange two hours previously in the street, from a baker—this is the coin (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18981024-name-64" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18981024-name-64" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18981024-name-64" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID FARROW</persName> </hi> I am manager at the Angel and Crown—on October 9th the last witness brought me a coin—I saw the prisoner being served before that—I saw him come in the bar—the coin felt rather light, and I took it back to him, and said, "What do you call this?"—he said, "Half-a-sovereign"—I said, "No, it is not; it is a gilded sixpence"—I took my knife out and scraped the edge—he said he had got it from a baker, and he did not know where the man lived.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18981024-name-65" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18981024-name-65" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18981024-name-65" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES COLE</persName> </hi> (78
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). I was called to the Angel and Crown on the evening of October 9th, and found the prisoner detained there—Mr. Farrow handed me this coin, and said the prisoner had tendered it as half-a-sovereign—the prisoner said he got it from a man in the street—I</p>
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<p>searched him and found on him 19 penny pieces and one halfpenny—he said that he met the man in the street, who said he wanted half-a-sovereign's worth of silver, and he gave the prisoner the half-sovereign—this was two hours previously—he was taken to the station and charged—all he said was all right.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate</hi>;"If I am remanded for a day I can call the man who gave it me, and three witnesses who saw me do so."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner desired to give evidence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18981024-name-66" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18981024-name-66" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18981024-name-66" type="given" value="EMANUEL"/>EMANUEL POWELL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner was then sworn</hi>). I am a Pole, and a tailor by business—I left work at 4.15 and went to get a shave, and was going to London by the 7.15 train, but I lost it, and came by the nine o'clock one—I went with a friend to sleep, and I went out—I had 15s. 6d. in silver—I was walking along when this man asked me if I had half-a-sovereign's worth of silver—I said, "Give me the half-sovereign"—he did so, and I gave him the silver—I spent the silver, and then, as I wanted a drink, I put down the half-sovereign—they said it was a gilded sixpence.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> On October 9th I was lodging at 44, Sidney Street—I only got the coin about 4 30 that afternoon—I had 15s. 6d. altogether—I had spent the 5s. 6d.—I don't know my friends' names, I only know their first names—I do not know where they live.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18981024-663-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-663-18981024 t18981024-663-punishment-15"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>664.
<persName id="def1-664-18981024" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-664-18981024" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WALTER MILLS</hi> (21)</persName>
<rs id="t18981024-664-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
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<interp inst="t18981024-664-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Having six counterfeit sixpences in his possession, well knowing the same to be counterfeit.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18981024-name-68" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18981024-name-68" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18981024-name-68" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN EDWARDS</persName> </hi>. I keep a confectioner's shop at 105, Seymour Place, Marylebone—on October 7th the prisoner came into my shop about 12,20 a.m.—he asked for a bottle of ginger beer, price 1d.—I served him—he gave me a good shilling—I gave him a sixpence and 5d. in coppers—he stood in the same place at the end of the shop—I went to serve another customer, and as I was doing so he called me to the end of the shop and said, "You have made a mistake, you have given me a bad sixpence—that was not more than a minute after I had given him the change—this is the coin (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I told him the coin I gave him was a good one—he still protested, and I told him to call a constable—he said "No, I won't do that"—I said as he would not I would—he asked for the coin—I said "No"—I sent for a policeman to charge him with ringing the change on me—I went to the door, leaving the prisoner and the customer in the shop—I came back and said I did not know what to do, and I said either he ought to apologise or I should have to see a constable, and he said he was sorry and hoped I should not upset myself as he had a wife and children—a constable came in and I explained the case to him in the prisoner's presence—I gave the coin to the constable—it is a silvered farthing—on the same afternoon I found another coin in the corner, the same place where the prisoner had been (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I went to the station and after that to the Police-court—on the same evening four other coins were handed to me by my sister—I gave them to the police.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">D</hi>). On October 7th I was called to Mr. Edwards shop and found the prisoner detained there—he was given into my custody—I searched him and found on him 2s. in silver, 1s. and two sixpences—Mr. Edwards gave me a silver farthing—I said to the prisoner "Did this man give you this coin"—he said "No, I don't know where I got it from, I do not wish to say anything more about it"—I gave the coin to the inspector—I afterwards went to his lodgings and made a search—I found this coin in a small tin box—it is a penny piece silvered on one side and gilded on the other.</p>
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<interp inst="t18981024-name-73" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of coin to Her Majesty's Mint—all these small coins are farthings very rudely brushed over with silver paint, not plated at all—the other coin is an old penny, and a similar thing has been done to that.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner was then sworn</hi>). I entered the shop for a penny bottle of ginger beer, and he gave me the change, and I had some other silver in my hand—when he asked if I would call a policeman I said I was not sure—he did not give me any time to make a statement, but rushed out of the door and got a policeman—the policeman asked me if I gave him the sixpence, and I said "Yes, I did"—I must have picked it off the counter.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was living at 2, Leyton Crescent; my little brother brought the penny home—he is not here; he knew the little boy who did it.</p>
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<p>665.
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18981024-665-offence-1 t18981024-name-76"/> H. M. Postmaster General</persName>.</rs>
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<p>666.
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<p>667.
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<interp inst="t18981024-667-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>to Stealing a Post Office bank book of
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<interp inst="t18981024-667-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>also to forging and uttering a notice of withdrawal, having been before convicted.</rs>
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<interp inst="t18981024-672-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/>, to Breaking and entering the counting-house of
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<interp inst="t18981024-name-91" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18981024-672-offence-1 t18981024-name-91"/>the Koko Marescopas Company</persName>, and stealing postage stamps and orders, their property, and having both been before convicted.
<hi rend="italic">Other convictions were proved against them.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GRAHAM</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Eighteen Months' Hard Labour</hi> </rs>,
<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Three Years' Penal Servitude</hi> </rs> And</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE PERCY GILL</hi> (29)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18981024-673-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18981024-673-offence-1 t18981024-name-93"/>H. Pontifex and Sons</persName>, his masters;</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to stealing £4 4s., £2, and £3 of his said masters; </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to stealing £15, £3, and £3 of his said masters;</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to falsifying certain accounts of his said masters.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Fifteen Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday and Wednesday, October</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th and</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1898.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Bigham.</hi> </p>
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<p>674.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN LLOYD WHITMARSH</hi> (58)</persName>, was indicted
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. C. F. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HORACE AVORY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. J. P, GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">P. GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The evidence in this case (one of procuring abortion) is not of a nature for publication.</hi> </p>
<p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Strongly recommended to mercy by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">DEATH</hi>.</rs> </hi> </p>
<p>(
<hi rend="italic">For other cases tried on these days see Surrey cases.</hi>)</p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, October</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1898.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<p>675.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE WILLIAMS</hi> (21)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MAC</hi>
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<lb/>paired intellect, and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18981024-678-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, Stealing a watch and chain from the person of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HADDON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18981024-name-107" type="given" value="JESSIE"/>JESSIE AMIES</persName> </hi>. I am single and live at Castlemaine—on September 21st, about 3 p.m., I was in Fleet Street—Johnson's Court was on my left, and I saw the prisoners—Cannon came up and snatched my watch and chain from my belt, but some one returned it to me afterwards—it was worth £2 10s.—I informed the police, and on October 1st I recognised the three prisoners in the dock at the Mansion House—I am satisfied that they are the men—Cannon asked me at the Mansion House if he was not the man who picked up the watch—I said that he was not.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Johnson.</hi> There was nothing in you to attract my attention—I saw you all three quite well—I was at the Mansion House ten minutes before I saw you in the dock, and the detective said, "Those three men who stole your chain will be placed in the dock directly." and that I was to pick them out when they came up.</p>
<p>Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">HADDON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">here withdrew from the prosecution.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18981024-679-offence-1 t18981024-name-109"/>Charles Edwin Bennett</persName>, and stealing a watch and chain, his property.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18981024-name-110" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18981024-name-110" type="given" value="CHARLES EDWIN"/>CHARLES EDWIN BENNETT</persName> </hi>. I am an omnibus conductor, of 16, Ewell Road, Fulham—on October 4th, just before 1 a.m., I had just left my brother, and the prisoner grabbed at my watch chain, and threw it over an area and knocked me down—I stuck to him—a policeman came and I gave him in charge—he never got out of my sight; I am sure of that—I had been drinking a little, but I knew perfectly well what I was doing.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> You were at the corner of Hilton Street—I was by myself—I did not say at the Police-station that there were other men with me—you threw the watch and chain away when you found you could not get away—I did not hit you with a stick—my ear was bleeding.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18981024-name-111" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18981024-name-111" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-111" type="surname" value="LLOYD"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-111" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN LLOYD</persName> </hi> (195
<hi rend="italic">B</hi>). On the morning of October 4th I. was on duty—heard shouts of "Police! "and found Bennett covered with mud and blood—he said that the prisoner had robbed him of a watch and chain and thrown them down an area—the prisoner was five yards from him and Bennett was running after him—I am sure of that—another constable came—we took him to the station and searched him and found this part of a horseshoe—he was charged and said, "You have made a very fine mistake this time"—Bennett had been drinking but knew very well what he was about, he could walk and run properly—he was bleeding a great deal—his clothes were muddy—it was a dry night, but there had been a water cart, and a man who was knocked down would be dirty.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Bennett had not hold of you when I went up, you were four or five yards from him—he pointed you out as the man who Had stolen his watch and chain—several respectable people were passing.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18981024-name-112" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18981024-name-112" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-112" type="surname" value="SKINNER"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-112" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SKINNER</persName> </hi> (105
<hi rend="italic">B</hi>). On October 4th, at 1 a.m, I heard cries of police and saw the prosecutor and prisoner—I went down an area and found this watch and chain (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18981024-name-113" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18981024-name-113" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-113" type="surname" value="NORMALLY"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-113" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN NORMALLY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner</hi>) I was coming home and a gentleman fell down and said "I have hurt my hand"—I said, "I will go with you to the hospital"—I did so and I showed the doctor my leg, which I injured at the same time. I bade him good night, and in Grosvenor Place</p>
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<p>the prosecutor came and hit me with a stick and sat on the ground—I said, "Are you going mad, or what is the matter with you? "He said "You stole my watch and chain. "I said, "Are you mad?" and the policeman came up. The man was the worse for drink, and he ought to have been locked up.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was walking quietly down the street, and the pro
<lb/>secutor deliberately struck me on my shoulder with a stick—he came across from the opposite side of the road—when he struck me I walked across the road and asked him what he did it for—I remained perfectly passive; I told the constable—I did not run away; I was walking after Bennett—he was staggering.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18981024-name-114" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18981024-name-114" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-114" type="surname" value="LLOYD"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-114" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN LLOYD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). The prisoner made no complaint that Bennett had struck him—he asked me at the Police-court whether he said that Bennett struck him with a stick, and I said "No"—when Bennett gave him in custody he did not say anything about being truck.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence.</hi> It was one o'clock when I came out of the hospital, and this man hit me with a stick on my shoulder.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18981024-679-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at Westminster Police-court of robbery from the person.—
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<interp inst="t18981024-679-punishment-32" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-679-punishment-32" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-679-18981024 t18981024-679-punishment-32"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, October</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1898.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Bigliam.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN RYAN</hi> </persName>"(30), was indicted
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18981024-680-offence-1 t18981024-name-116"/>James Baldwin</persName>.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARBURTOX</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended at the request of the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18981024-name-118" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18981024-name-118" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-118" type="surname" value="HOLLIS"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-118" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HOLLIS</persName> </hi> (21
<hi rend="italic">G</hi>)
<hi rend="italic">produced and proved a plan of the locality in question.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18981024-name-119" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18981024-name-119" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL DOUGHTY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Sergeant</hi> 36
<hi rend="italic">G R</hi>). On Saturday, the 1st of this month. I was on duty at Wilmer Gardens, Kingsland Road—James Baldwin, police-constable, was on fixed point duty about nine o'clock at night—it was his duty to remain on duty there till one o'clock on the 3rd—if there was any disturbance in the neighbourhood near Ware Street it would be his duty to leave the fixed point and go towards it—I was on duty in Kingsland Road about ten minutes past twelve—I saw Baldwin there, at the corner of Wilmer Gardens—there were a number of people in Kingsland Road, about four yards from the corner of Wilmer Gardens—there is a public-house at the corner—the people were standing on this side of Wilmer Gardens, near the street lamp at the corner—there were about six or seven of them—Baldwin was about four yards from me, at the corner of Wilmer Gardens—I saw the prisoner there wrangling with Baldwin—I went up to where they were, and said to the prisoner, "Old chap, we don't want no trouble with you, get out of it"—he turned and went down Wilmer Gardens—he was alone at that time—Baldwin and I followed him down about sixty or seventy yards—the prisoner then said, "All right, governor, I will go"—I turned to Baldwin and said, "We will get back to the road," and we turned back</p>
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<p>towards Kingsland Road—I saw Baldwin follow me two or three yards—I went on to the corner of Kingsland Road, I thought Baldwin was following me—I saw a crowd in Kingsland Road—I then missed Baldwin, and I rushed back to the corner of Wilmer Gardens, and saw Baldwin struggling with the prisoner, about thirty yards down Wilmer Gardens—I have found out since that it was opposite 99—I ran down immediately to the assistance of Baldwin—I saw the prisoner with this knife in his right-hand—previous to that Baldwin shouted out to me, "Look out; he has got a knife"—Baldwin had hold of the pri
<lb/>soner by the back of his neck and by his left-hand—when I got up I seized the prisoner's right-hand where the knife was, and I closed the blade with my right-hand, and it cut the prisoner's thumb and across the finger—I wrenched the knife away from him—while this was going on Baldwin kept his hold of the prisoner until the arrival of Constable Bendall and another constable—Bendall took hold of the prisoner by his left-hand and left-arm—the prisoner tried to slip his coat off and escape, and Bendall drew his truncheon and struck him across the head—I told Bendall I had got the knife, and the two of us took him—Baldwin followed us into Kingsland Road—I did not see him get into a cab, but I believe he did and went in it to the Hoxton Station—two constables came to our assistance and we took the prisoner to the station—he was very violent on the way—we took him into the charge room—later on I took him to the North Metropolitan Hospital, where Baldwin had been taken.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My attention was first called to this matter by a large number of persons wrangling—when I asked the prisoner to go away he seemed quite willing to go—he went towards the lodging-house—I did not see whether he entered or not—there was a rough lot in Kingsland Road, and I hurried back, thinking Baldwin was following me—the last time I saw him he was about three yards behind—there was nobody else there except three women—they were all four or five yards behind him—directly after I blew my whistle a great crowd came round, and we were pelted with flower-pots and water.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18981024-name-120" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18981024-name-120" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-120" type="surname" value="BENDALL"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-120" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BENDALL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi> 253
<hi rend="italic">G</hi>), I was on duty early on the morn
<lb/>ing of the 2nd of this month about ten minutes past twelve—I went to the corner of Wilmer Gardens and looked down and I saw Doughty and Baldwin straggling with the prisoner—I ran down to their assistance, when I got near them Baldwin had hold of the prisoner's left arm—Bald-win said, "Here, Bendall, catch hold of that arm"—I caught hold of his left arm and Baldwin said, "Look out, he has got a knife!"—the prisoner struggled very much, and slipped his coat off his left arm into my hand—on Baldwin seeing that he struck him down with his truncheon—in that way the prisoner got free from me—I caught hold of him again by his left hand—the struggle continued between Doughty, the prisoner and me—Doughty then said, "All right, I have got the knife"—I said, "All right!"—we got him up to the top into Kingsland Road—Baldwin followed up behind—as we went up Wilmer Gardens the crowd threw things at us, and when we got into Kingsland Road other constables came up, and with their assistance we took the prisoner to the station—I saw some women—but when I looked down there was no one there but the prisoner.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw no stab by the prisoner—Baldwin made no complaint of being stabbed; I saw Baldwin get into a cab in Kingsland Road.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18981024-name-121" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18981024-name-121" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-121" type="surname" value="QUINLAN"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-121" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES QUINLAN</persName> </hi> (122
<hi rend="italic">G</hi>). About a quarter past twelve on October 3rd I was near Wilmer Gardens; I heard a police whistle—I went to the corner of the Gardens and saw the prisoner in the custody of Doughty and Bendall: he was struggling violently—there was a large crowd; I assisted in taking him to Hoxton Station—on reaching the station I saw Baldwin lying on the floor; as we brought the prisoner into the station I heard Baldwin say to me, "That is him, Jim; that is the man that stabbed me: that is the man that has done this"—the prisoner replied to me, "You know me better than that, and you know my
<hi rend="italic">pal</hi> Steve Cole, the farrier"—I replied "Yes, but he is a little man to you"—Bald-win tried to rise up on his elbow and kick out with his foot; whether he intended to point it to the prisoner I could not say, but it seemed to me his wounds would not permit him to kick.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18981024-name-122" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18981024-name-122" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-122" type="surname" value="HODSON"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-122" type="given" value="RANDALL"/>RANDALL HODSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector G</hi>). I was going along Kingsland Road in the early morning of October 2nd, when I saw, 200 yards from Wilmer Gardens, Baldwin passing in a hansom cab—I was off duty, and was pro
<lb/>ceeding home; he was standing on the footboard, blowing his whistle—the cab was going in the direction of the station—I went to the corner of Wilmer Gardens, and saw a crowd collected; I saw Bendall and Doughty struggling with the prisoner—he was very violent, and the officers were apparently exhausted, and I went up and took the prisoner by the right arm—Quinlan afterwards came up and he took him by the left arm and together we took him to the station—on entering the room there I saw Baldwin in the ambulance lying on the floor, he was in a position to see the prisoner as we brought him in, and on seeing him he said, "That is the man that has done it."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner was drunk.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He could walk; he had evidently been drinking heavily, he walked to the station—he could hear what Baldwin said—I was not present afterwards—I left the charge room, leaving the prisoner in Qnin
<lb/>lan's charge.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18981024-name-123" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18981024-name-123" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-123" type="surname" value="BROWN"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-123" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BROWN</persName> </hi>. I am a cabdriver, and live at 26, Marlborough Road, Chelsea—on the early morning of October 2nd, I was coining along Kingsland Road with my hansom cab—Baldwin got on the cab and told me to drive to Hoxton Police-station—I drove him there—I afterwards noticed drops of blood on the footboard and doors of the cab and on the cushions and mat.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18981024-name-124" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18981024-name-124" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-124" type="surname" value="IVES"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-124" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD IVES</persName> </hi> (41
<hi rend="italic">G</hi>). I am now a sergeant—I was on duty at Hoxton Station when Baldwin was brought in—I saw that he was suffering—I pulled his clothing on one side and saw the wounds, they were bleeding at the time—I laid him down, I knelt by his side and was bathing him, he was in the act of raising his head to pull the pillow under when the prisoner was brought in—Baldwin could see him and he said, "That is the man that did it; that is the man that stabbed me"—then a few seconds elapsed and he said to the prisoner, "You dirty dog to stab a man like this"—the prisoner made no reply.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18981024-name-125" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18981024-name-125" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18981024-name-125" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER BRIDGMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector G</hi>). I was on duty in charge of Hoxton Station, about half-past twelve on the morning of October 2nd, when Baldwin came into the station—he was seriously ill and bleeding—he was attended to—the doctor was sent for—shortly after the prisoner was brought in—Baldwin said, "That is the man that did it," and rose his right foot—the surgeon came and advised his removal to the hospital—at three in the morning I directed that the prisoner should be taken to the hospital—I saw the surgeon at the hospital—he gave me his opinion as to Baldwin's condition, and in consequence the prisoner was taken back again to the station, where I charged him with attempted murder—he was only in the hospital about a quarter of an hour—I cautioned him—he said, "I was not the instigation of using the knife, although I am charged with it; the reason is I did not have a knife on me"—I think at that time he was pretty sober—he knew what was being said to him—when he was first brought in he was drunk—the thumb on his right hand was bleeding.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18981024-name-126" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18981024-name-126" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-126" type="surname" value="PIGGOTT"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-126" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PIGGOTT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector at Hoxton Police-station</hi>). About half-past eleven on Sunday morning, October 2nd, I changed the prisoner with wilful murder—he made no reply to that charge—at that time he was perfectly sober.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18981024-name-127" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18981024-name-127" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-127" type="surname" value="OLIVER"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-127" type="given" value="FRANK HEWITT"/>FRANK HEWITT OLIVER</persName> </hi>. I am surgeon to the 6 Division of Police—early on the morning of October 2nd I was called to Hoxton Police-station, and saw Baldwin—I made an examination of him—I found him suffering from several distinct wounds—his condition was very grave; I ordered him to be be removed to the Metropolitan Hospital—after his death on October 4th I made a
<hi rend="italic">post-mortem</hi> examination—Mr. Brown, a surgeon, was present—I then found four punctured wounds; the first in the left loin, which entered the abdominal cavity; the second was in the left lower abdomen, also entering the abdominal cavity; the third was over the region of the heart, an inches in length, but not penetrating the chest; the fourth wound was an incised one on the back of his left hand—so there were three punctured wounds and one incised—I had placed in my hands the uniform Baldwin was wearing on that night; in the tunic in front I found rents corresponding with the wounds two and three—there was an additional cut in the tunic on the left arm, not penetrating the skin; that was a distinct cut—there was a good deal of blood on the clothing—I and my brother surgeon came to the conclusion that death was caused by syncope, shock and hemorrhage, the shock and hemorrhage being directly caused by the punctured wounds—on the early morning of October 2nd I saw the prisoner at the station; I examined him—at the back of his right hand I found an incised wound, another on the palm surface of the right little finger—both these wounds were quite recent; all the wounds might have been caused by the blade of the knife (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I examined the prisoner's head; I found no injury; his lips were swollen—he certainly was drunk, but he was capable of under-standing what was being said—I spoke to him; he complained of his wounds—he understood me; it was about a quarter to one.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18981024-name-128" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18981024-name-128" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-128" type="surname" value="BROWN"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-128" type="given" value="WALTER LANGHAM"/>WALTER LANGHAM BROWN</persName> </hi>. I am house surgeon at the Metropolitan Hospital—on the early morning of October 2nd Baldwin was brought there; an operation was performed, from which he rallied a little—a vein was cut and tied up; he died about eleven on Sunday morning—I</p>
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<p>assisted Mr. Oliver in the
<hi rend="italic">post-mortem</hi>—I agree with him as to the cause of death.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18981024-name-129" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18981024-name-129" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-129" type="surname" value="RYAN"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-129" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN RYAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner</hi>)
<hi rend="italic">sworn.</hi> On the night of the 1st, and the early morning of October 2nd, I was going down Wilmer Gardens from Kingsland Road—some men came round me and hustled me, and one of them put his hand into my pocket and took my money out—I accused one who I thought to be the man, and then words came to blows—there were a lot of his companions with him—then a dialogue took place, when Baldwin came on the scene and arrested me, and I was taken to Hoxton Police-station—I did nothing at all to Baldwin—it is not true that I stabbed him with this knife—I had had a drop that night—I cannot tell whose knife that is, it is not mine—I said, "You know me better than that, you know my
<hi rend="italic">pal.</hi>"</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I first saw this knife on the 6th of this month, at the Coroner's Inquest—I had never seen it before that—I was not in the habit of carrying a knife—I have carried one—I left it at my lodging, in my other pocket—if it was in one of my boots in my locker I left it there on the Thursday.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. On the Saturday night I had not my knife with me—It is not like this produced—I had no knife with me on the Saturday night—I had no struggle with Baldwin—this was a struggle with about twenty men—I don't believe I had a struggle with him—I should say I did not hare a struggle with Baldwin—that is as far as I will say—I did not hear Baldwin call out, "Look out, he has got a knife!"—I do not remember Doughty taking this knife out of my hand—I don't remember as he took it from my hand that the blade was closed and cut my right thumb under the nail—I do not remember my attention being called to that cut—I remember the doctor calling my attention to it at the station—he did examine my right hand and my head—I saw the wound in my right thumb—I had several wounds, that one was from the stabbing from the man with the knife, the knives which the men had—the other men had knives, too—I did not see them but I felt them—my attention was called by the doctor to another cut on the middle finger of the right hand—I saw it, that was also caused by the other men who did the stabbing—I attended before the Magistrate—I was asked to be examined as a wit
<lb/>ness and to show my thumb—I refused—I remember going down Wilmer Gardens on this night and coming back and being taken to the station—I did not see Baldwin lying there—I was covered up by the police round me, striking me and covering me up—I did not see Baldwin there—I did not see him at all there—I did not hear him speak—I did not hear him say that I had stabbed him or make any accu
<lb/>sation against me at all—I know
<hi rend="italic">Sleeve</hi> Cole by working at the shop, and he was a friend of mine—I said to Quinlan, "You know me better than that"—I did not hear I am accuse me of stabbing him—I did not mean that Cole had done it, I meant that I would not do such a thing—I did nor, hear Baldwin's statement—I told the inspector that I was not the instigation of the knives being used, because I did not have a knife upon me—it is untrue that Doughty took this knife out of my hand—the stabbing must have taken place in Wilmer Gardens.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">DEATH</hi> </rs>.
<hi rend="italic">The foreman of the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GRAND JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">had sent a note to his Lordship, in which the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GRAND JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">expressed their appreciation of the conduct of P. C. Doughty, and his Lordship endorsed that opinion.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM HUGHES</hi> (62)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18981024-681-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-681-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="sodomy"/>, Committing an unnatural offence with
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<interp inst="t18981024-name-131" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-131" type="surname" value="JACKSON"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-131" type="given" value="JAMES"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18981024-681-offence-1 t18981024-name-131"/>James Jackson</persName> and
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<interp inst="t18981024-name-132" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-132" type="surname" value="MADDER"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-132" type="given" value="JAMES"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18981024-681-offence-1 t18981024-name-132"/>James Madder</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18981024-681-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18981024-681-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-681-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18981024-681-punishment-34" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18981024-681-punishment-34" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-681-punishment-34" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-681-18981024 t18981024-681-punishment-34"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, October</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1898.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<p>682.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HARRIETT LEWIS</hi> </persName>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18981024-682-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18981024-682-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-682-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t18981024-682-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-682-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="bigamy"/>to feloniously marrying
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<interp inst="t18981024-name-134" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-134" type="surname" value="DRINKWATER"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-134" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18981024-682-offence-1 t18981024-name-134"/>Joseph Drink water</persName>, her husband being alive.</rs> </p>
<p>
<rs id="t18981024-682-punishment-35" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18981024-682-punishment-35" type="punishmentCategory" value="miscPunish"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-682-punishment-35" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="sureties"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-682-18981024 t18981024-682-punishment-35"/>
<hi rend="italic">To enter into her own recognisances to come up for judgment when called on.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>683.
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<interp inst="def1-683-18981024" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES WILLIS</hi> (36)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18981024-683-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="robbery"/>, Robbery with violence on
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<interp inst="t18981024-name-136" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18981024-683-offence-1 t18981024-name-136"/>John Warner</persName>, and stealing from him £1 12s., his money.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HARRISON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18981024-name-137" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18981024-name-137" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-137" type="surname" value="WARNER"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-137" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WARNER</persName> </hi>. I am a general dealer, of 15, Lucy Street, Bermondsey—on September 18th, between 12 and 12.30 p.m., I was in Edgware Road—several men were standing by the music-hall near the station—one of them stepped out and asked me to buy some pawn tickets and a ring—I refused—the prisoner then said, "You are not taking all the b—money in the Edgware Road"—I went on—when I got on the other side of the road in the shade, the prisoner struck me on the mouth, and said, "Edge up! Pin him!"—I was pushed up against the wall—the prisoner put his hand in my right pocket—two men were holding me—the prisoner then said, "I will hold his
<hi rend="italic">dukes</hi> while you take the money"—a man said to me, "If you don't let go I will knock your b—brains out"—I was also struck by a man not in custody—I saw a police
<lb/>man, and gave the prisoner in custody.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I followed you to the station, and charged you with assault—I saw you searched at the station—I do not know if any money was found on you.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I lost 32s.—I had seen the money about ten minutes before I got into this trouble.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18981024-name-138" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18981024-name-138" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-138" type="surname" value="DODSON"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-138" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES DODSON</persName> </hi> (95
<hi rend="italic">D</hi>). About 12.30 on September 18th I was in Edgware Road—in consequence of information received I stopped the prisoner and another man—I said to the prisoner, "Wait a minute"—the prosecutor came up and said, "This is the man who struck me; I will give him in charge"—the prisoner said, "I do not know the man, I have never seen him before"—I searched the prisoner; no money was found on him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You were put into a cell and brought out afterwards and charged with robbery.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18981024-name-139" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18981024-name-139" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-139" type="surname" value="LEE"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-139" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS LEE</persName> </hi>. I am a baker, of 2, Brams Court, Edgware Road—on September 18th, I was in Edgware Road about midnight; I saw a crowd,</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see you strike him—there were fifty or sixty people there; I did not say there were only five or six—I did not go for a constable; the constable was waiting for you—the other man went away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The other man was not taken into custody, because the prosecutor was too stunned—he did not see the other man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, said that he was in the Red Lion and saw a crowd opposite and went over, and saw the prosecutor talking to a boy, but seeing a policeman coming he went away, and the policeman came and arrested him.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18981024-683-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-683-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction on A arch</hi> 4
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1895,
<hi rend="italic">and seven other convictions were proved against him, including three term of penal servitude, and he had</hi> 335
<hi rend="italic">days still to serve.—
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<interp inst="t18981024-683-punishment-36" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-683-18981024 t18981024-683-punishment-36"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour</rs>
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<interp inst="t18981024-683-punishment-37" type="punishmentCategory" value="corporal"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-683-punishment-37" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="whipping"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-683-18981024 t18981024-683-punishment-37"/>and twenty-five strokes with the cat.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>684.
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<interp inst="def1-684-18981024" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS WATTS</hi> (32)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18981024-684-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-684-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, Stealing a purse and other articles and 10s. in money from the person of
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<interp inst="t18981024-name-142" type="surname" value="FOX"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18981024-684-offence-1 t18981024-name-142"/>Florence Jane Fox</persName>, to which</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">LYSTER</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18981024-684-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18981024-684-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KERSHAW</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SIMMONDS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18981024-name-143" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18981024-name-143" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-143" type="surname" value="FOX"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-143" type="given" value="FLORENCE JANE"/>FLORENCE JANE FOX</persName> </hi>. I am a teacher, of Ashford, Kent—on October 1st I was riding on an omnibus, and when we were near Liverpool Street about 11.30 I missed my purse, which contained a cloak-room ticket for two boxes at Liverpool Street Station, I went straight to Liverpool Street to inquire for my boxes—I could not find them—the big box was both locked and padlocked and done up in a wrapper, and the bonnet-box was padlocked—the big box contained articles of clothing—when I saw it again some night-dresses, chemises, and other articles were missing.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18981024-name-144" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18981024-name-144" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-144" type="surname" value="EADY"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-144" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED EADY</persName> </hi>. I am cloak-room attendant at Liverpool Street—on October 1st about 12.30 a porter brought a cloak-room ticket tome, and somebody took the boxes away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He was with a porter; no other man was with him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18981024-name-145" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18981024-name-145" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-145" type="surname" value="PERKS"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-145" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES PERKS</persName> </hi>. I am a cab-driver, of 2, Burton Crescent, Euston Road—on Saturday, October 1st, I drove a man from Liverpool Street to the South-Eastern Railway, London Bridge, with two boxes, one of which had a canvas cover on—they were taken off; the man gave me a half-crown, and I gave him 1s. change.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18981024-name-146" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18981024-name-146" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-146" type="surname" value="GRASS"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-146" type="given" value="ALBERT EDWARD"/>ALBERT EDWARD GRASS</persName> </hi>. lam counterman at the Parcels Department, South-Eastern Station on October 1st, between 12 and 12.15, I saw a cab outside the Parcels Office, and saw the prisoners there—Watts was standing at the cab, and Lister came to the Parcels Office—I asked him if he required the cloak-room—the big box was covered with canvas—I took it out and put it on the cab and the small box inside—Lyster gave a direction to the cabman, but I could not hear it—he got in and they drove off together.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The boxes were in the cloak-room—I did not see either of the prisoners bring them in—all the conversation was with Lyster—I did not see a porter, and went to the cloak-room and gave them cut—I did not speak to Watts or he to me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18981024-name-147" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18981024-name-147" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-147" type="surname" value="DRISCOLL"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-147" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL DRISCOLL</persName> </hi>. I am a cab-driver and proprietor—on October 1st I was called to the South-Eastern Railway—a big box was pat outside and a small box inside—the two prisoners got into the cab—I was told at first to drive to St. Paul's Station, but while going over London Bridge Lyster said, "I have made a mistake, drive to Blackfriars Station"—I did to; the boxes were taken off and I was paid and discharged.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18981024-name-148" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18981024-name-148" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-148" type="surname" value="BOWRING"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-148" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER BOWRING</persName> </hi>. I am parcel porter at Blackfriars Station—on Saturday, October 1st, about 12.30, these two boxes were deposited there, I believe by Lyster, but he gave the name of Wallis, they were left there for five minutes and then taken away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There was only one man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18981024-name-149" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18981024-name-149" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-149" type="surname" value="TURNER"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-149" type="given" value="HENRY FREDERICK"/>HENRY FREDERICK TURNER</persName> </hi>. I am a cab-driver—on October 1st, about 12, 30, I was called to Blackfriars Station, one man brought the big box out and I believe the little one (
<hi rend="italic">Watts</hi>) brought the other out—I was told to drive to Piggott's Hotel, and the box was carried off the cab by some person in the street—when we drive from a station with baggage we have to hallo a out where we are going.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was the tall man who told me to drive to Piggott's Hotel—he called my cab.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18981024-name-150" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18981024-name-150" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-150" type="surname" value="WATTS"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-150" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY WATTS</persName> </hi>. I am outside porter at Piggott's Hotel—on October 1st I was asked to carry this large box into the hotel—it was closed, and in canvas—I carried it up and put it into bedroom No. 21—the tall man paid me when I went downstairs—I did not notice the short one.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18981024-name-151" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18981024-name-151" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-151" type="surname" value="HARBETSON"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-151" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HARBETSON</persName> </hi>. I am manager at Piggott's Hotel, 163, West-minster Bridge Road—on October 1st the two prisoners came in a cab from 1 to 1.30 with these two boxes—Lyster had been staying in the hotel, hut not Watts—a porter carried the big box, and Watts the small one—they went upstairs—I did not notice them come down.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The boxes were taken to Lyster's room, No. 21—he had been staying there about ten days—I had never seen Watts before.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18981024-name-152" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18981024-name-152" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-152" type="surname" value="GHEESEMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-152" type="given" value="ROSE"/>ROSE GHEESEMAN</persName> </hi>. I am chambermaid at Piggott's Hotel—on Octo
<lb/>ber 1st I was upstairs when the boxes were brought and put into Lyster's room, No. 21—I afterwards suggested that they should be put into A larger room, No. 24—the big box was covered with canvas and shut up—they put them into No. 24 themselves, I only saw them go down
<lb/>stairs in twenty minutes or a quarter an hour—one of them was then carrying something—I cannot say which.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was sweeping in another room—I cannot say whether should have known if one of them had gone down and came up again—had the door open while I was sweeping.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18981024-name-153" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18981024-name-153" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-153" type="surname" value="LOW"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-153" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN LOW</persName> </hi>. I am a waitress at Piggott's Hotel—on October 1st I saw the prisoners come in with these boxes—I saw them taken upstairs, and the prisoners followed them a little while afterwards—I next saw them twenty minutes or half an hour afterwards, but cannot say whether one of them was carrying anything.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18981024-name-154" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18981024-name-154" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-154" type="surname" value="OTTWAY"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-154" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN OTTWAY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective Sergeant</hi>). On October 1st I received</p>
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<p>information, and went to Piggott's Hotel with two other officers—I saw two men there having dinner, one on each side of a table—I said, "I am a police-officer; I believe you two men brought two boxes here half an hour ago "; they both denied it—I then called the last witness, and said to her "Are these the two men who brought the boxes here?"—she said, "Yes"—I said to the man, "Is that the truth?"—Lyster said, "Yes"—I said, "Do you know what the boxes contain?"—Lyster said, "Yes, ladies' underclothing"—I said, "Where did you get them from?"—Lyster said, "I bought them of a man"—I left two officers with them and went up to room No. 24 and saw the two boxes; the canvas was not on the larger box—both the boxes were broken open, and I found a portion of the property in the bedroom; I did not see a padlock—the hasp was com
<lb/>pletely broken off the small box; I took them down to the prisoners and asked them if those were the boxes—they said "Yes"—I said "Who is the man you bought these of?"—Lyster said "That you will have to find out"—they were taken to the station; Watts gave the name Thomas Watts, and said that he had no fixed abode—I have since ascer
<lb/>tained what his real name and address are; there was no label on either of the boxes, only the luggage label—there was a name on them when they were taken from the cloak-room, but it has been erased.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18981024-name-155" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BIRD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). On October 1st I went with Ottway and Collins to Piggott's Hotel—when Ottway went upstairs I remained, and Lyster said "Who put us away?"—I made no answer, but Watts said "Have you found the cabman?"—I said "Yes"—Watts said "You have not been long"—Lyster said "I congratulate you; it was a smart job; you have had a bit of luck."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18981024-name-156" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18981024-name-156" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-156" type="surname" value="PERKS"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-156" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES PERKS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I only noticed the address on the trunk; it was "smeath," which I believe is in Kent.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WATTS</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18981024-684-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18981024-684-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-684-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoners then</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to previous convictions, Lyster at Clerkenwell on January</hi> 18
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1892,
<hi rend="italic">when he was sentenced to five years' penal servitude, and Watts at this Court on April</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1896.
<hi rend="italic">Three other convictions were proved against Lyster and five against Watts.</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LYSTER</hi>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-684-18981024 t18981024-684-punishment-38"/>
<hi rend="italic">Five Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WATTS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18981024-684-punishment-39" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18981024-684-punishment-39" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-684-punishment-39" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-684-18981024 t18981024-684-punishment-39"/>Four Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>685.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MORRIS HARRIS</hi> (18)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18981024-685-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18981024-685-offence-1 t18981024-name-158"/>Noah Milman</persName> to steal the goods of a woman unknown.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BLACKWELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ELLIOT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18981024-name-159" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18981024-name-159" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN STOCKER</persName> </hi> (192
<hi rend="italic">City</hi>). On October 3rd, about midday, I was an duty in St. Paul's Churchyard and saw the prisoner on the north side with Noah Milman—Harris pointed out a lady to the boy—she was looking into a shop window—Milman put his hand in her pocket and Harris touched him on his arm—a little further on Harris pushed Milman again—they went into the crowd, looked at some ladies but did not touch them—they went into a crowd again and Milman went across to Sweeting's window.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The boy did not appear to be willing, he was very nervous, but Harris nudged him with his elbow—he sent him into the crowd, and at the north end of St. Paul's, Harris went into the garden and came out, and the boy again put his hand into a lady's pocket—they went to Paternoster Row—I ran after Harris and took him in Newgate Street</p>
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<p>and charged him with inciting the lad to steal—he said, "I don't know the boy, I am looking for work, I have my tools with me"—that is the boy.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> During the whole time I was watching I did not hear Harris say anything—I had no previous knowledge of the boy, but I was told to look out for them—I am told that the prisoner was in employ
<lb/>ment—I do not suggest that there is any previous conviction against him—Milman has been convicted of attempting to pick pockets—I have been told that he got into trouble in Essex for stealing from another boy, but I have no proof of it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18981024-name-160" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18981024-name-160" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-160" type="surname" value="BROWN"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-160" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BROWN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi>). I was on duty in St. Paul's Church-yard about twelve on October 3rd with John Stocker—I saw the prisoner take Milman down the north side and point to a lady's pocket—Milman put his hand in her pocket, walked away into a crowd of ladies, and went towards Cheapside—the prisoner followed and joined him at the corner of Cheapside—he pointed him to another lady, and sent him into the crowd—he left that, and went into another, and made another attempt to pick a lady's pocket—the prisoner left, and Milman followed him—I went after Milman, and Stocker went after the prisoner—we took them and charged them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not hear the prisoner say anything to Mil
<lb/>man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18981024-name-161" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18981024-name-161" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-161" type="surname" value="MILMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-161" type="given" value="NOAH"/>NOAH MILMAN</persName> </hi>. I am twelve years old, and live at 1, Pauline Terrace, Montague Street, Whitechapel—I have known the prisoner some weeks, and went with him to St. Paul's Churchyard on October 3rd—I did not want to go with him—he told me to go into a crowd, and pointed out a woman, and if I saw her purse I was to take it, and run over to him—I went to the woman; he saw some men watching me and touched me on the shoulder, and called me away and went across the road—he then called me back, and pointed to another woman—I went over and he came over and pulled me back, and said that two detectives were watching us—I went out with the prisoner once before, and was caught and taken be
<lb/>fore a Magistrate at Worship Street—the prisoner ran away and I was discharged.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I live with my parents—I told my father I had been brought up by the police, and he gave me a good whipping—he is not here.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I remember going in July to Earlscoyne, in Essex, with Mr. Charles Goldstein, superintendent, and a lot of boys—I don't remember taking some money then from a boy named John Brown—I was searched by a policeman, and he found a florin in each sleeve of my coat and two sixpences in my left trousers leg and 2 1/2 d. in my breast pocket—I told him I had spent the other 3 1/2 d., making the 5s. 6d. for my fare; I did not steal the money—I found it tied up in a handkerchief; I put the florins in my sleeves because I was frightened—I do not know that the money was Brown's, or that they charged me with stealing it from him; I said I was very sorry, and they said they would not pro
<lb/>secute—the prisoner was not with me then; that is the only time I have been accused of stealing money—I don't remember stealing a shilling from Mrs. Hitchcock's little girl in August, or Mrs. "Finburg accusing me last Thursday of attempting to pick her pocket in Spitalfields; I don't</p>
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<p>know her—(
<hi rend="smallCaps">MRS. FINBURG</hi>
<hi rend="italic">was called in</hi>)—I have not seen her before; I was with three boys, Mark Symons, Louis Symons, and Meredith about seven on September 10th.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I know I am on my oath, and that I am liable to be sent to prison if I commit perjury—I still say that I have not seen that lady before.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ELLIOTT</hi>. I only went a little way with the boys, and then left them—I don't know Sergeant Parsons—I know the boys were charged with attempting to pick pockets in Shoreditch.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18981024-name-162" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18981024-name-162" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-162" type="surname" value="HARRIS"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-162" type="given" value="MORRIS"/>MORRIS HARRIS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, sworn</hi>). I am a boot laster, of 12, Essington Buildings, Old Montague Street, Whitechapel—I went into the employ of Samuel Goldstein, of Essington on Street, six or seven months ago, and was there till the Friday before I was arrested—Noah Milman lives opposite me—Maurice Goldstein called for me at 7.30 a.m. on October 3rd, and we walked about till 11 looking for a job—he is no relation to my employer—I told him to take the tools to make a sample with—I could not find a job, and he said, "I think I have found you a job"—then I saw the boy, Milman—I said, "Aren't you going to school?"—he said, "No"—I said, "How is that?"—he said, "It's holidays"—I said, "I'm going to look for a job"—he said, "Let me come with you"—I said, "What for?"—he said, "I want to go for a walk"—I used to work in the City for three and a-half years—I said, "I will go through Liverpool Street"—he said, "I'm going into St. Paul's Churchyard to try and get purses"—I said, "What?"—when I came back I saw him playing with ladies' pockets—I said, "What are you doing?"—he said, "Looking at the shops"—I admit I said what the officer said—I did not incite the boy to steal, I urged him to come away—I said, "You will get into trouble, look at the people looking at you"—I did not say anything about detectives—I was with him in St. Paul's Churchyard ten minutes or a quarter of an hour—it is not true that I was with him on a previous occasion trying to pick pockets, and that we both ran away, and he was caught and I was not.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did go to St. Paul's Churchyard to look for work—I have known the boy three years—I went away and sat down, and afterwards went back to the boy—I work for Mr. Goldstein from eight till eight—I ran away because I was frightened—I had never been in a Police-court in my life—it broke my heart—this has been hang
<lb/>ing on for four weeks, and it has sent me nearly mad.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18981024-name-163" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18981024-name-163" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-163" type="surname" value="GOLDSTEIN"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-163" type="given" value="MAURICE"/>MAURICE GOLDSTEIN</persName> </hi>. I am a boot laster, of 138, Nathaniel Buildings, Commercial Street, and have known the prisoner for the last ten years—on October 3rd I went to his house at about 7.45 a.m., and found him in bed; I woke him and he dressed, and we went out to look for work; he took his tools with him—a boy came up and spoke to us.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner went to St. Paul's Churchyard—work has been slack lately; I have not had any conversation about this case with anybody; I am in regular employment: piecework.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JACK ASSED</hi> (45)</persName>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JONES</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18981024-name-166" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18981024-name-166" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-166" type="surname" value="HOLLINGTON"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-166" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN HOLLINGTON</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Charles Hollington, a chair carver, of 58, Cambridge Heath Road—on the evening of September 19th the prisoner came to my shop and asked me to have a drink; he sent for drink, which we had in my shop with two more friends—he is my daughter's young man—he asked if he should shut the shop up for me, and asked me to go to the Northampton to have a drink with the two friends, and we went and had it—my daughter was not there—we came out, and when I got to the top of Northampton Street I received a blow, and fell to the ground—I do not remember anything more until I was picked up by a constable—the prisoner struck the blow, and I saw him knocked to the ground by some lad in the street—I did not see anything in his hand—I was taken to the hospital.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18981024-name-167" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18981024-name-167" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-167" type="surname" value="ADAMS"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-167" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH ADAMS</persName> </hi>. I live at 76, James Street, Bethnal Green, and am a widow—I was with the prosecutrix—as we came out of the Northampton, and got to the corner of Northampton Street the prisoner took a knife from up his sleeve—my daughter said, "Mother, Jack has got a knife! "and before I could call to Mrs. Hollington he plunged it into her breast—he made two stabs at the back that cut her bodice, but did not penetrate the flesh—they both fell—there had been no angry words of any description—her stays saved her life, no doubt—she was not the worse for drink, but the prisoner was—2 1/2 pints were had in the shop between five people, and I think two pots of ale were called for in the public-house.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> You did not spend your money there—you ran after the prosecutor's daughter, and she ran away from you—you told her you would give her three days to live—I cannot account for it except that you were very drunk.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18981024-name-168" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18981024-name-168" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-168" type="surname" value="ADAMS"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-168" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH ADAMS</persName> </hi>. I am the daughter of the last witness, and live at 78, West Street—I was with pro
<lb/>ecutrix at the Northampton—there was no quarrelling, only he threw a quart pot at her—she did not say anything to him—I saw the prisoner take a knife out of his pocket and put it up his sleeve—he made for her back twice—then she turned round and he stuck the knife in her breast, and then they both stumbled, and he got up and ran away—he said he would give her three days to live.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18981024-name-169" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18981024-name-169" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-169" type="surname" value="ELLIOT"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-169" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ELLIOT</persName> </hi> (416
<hi rend="italic">J</hi>). I heard some cries about 11.5 p.m., on Sep
<lb/>tember 19th—I saw prisoner in Cambridge Heath Road running towards Whitechapel Road pursued by some people—they shouted, "Stop him, governor, stop him! he has stabbed a woman two or three times; he is an Italian; be careful of him, he has got a knife"—I pursued him and caught hold of him with my right hand by the back of his neck and held his arm with my left hand—he turned round with the knife and made a plunge at my breast, and said "Take that, you b—"—the knife was 3 or 3 1/2 inches long; I jumped back to avoid being stabbed, and as I did so he got away from me, and started to run again—I took my truncheon out, got up to him, and hit him on his left shoulder, and ran him up against the shutters of a shop—another constable came up to my assistance; I said "Be careful, he has got a knife"—the prisoner turned</p>
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<p>round and said, "I have not got a knife by me; you must see I have not got a knife by me"—we took him into custody; after going a few yards towards the station the prosecutrix came up with another constable and said "That is the man who
<hi rend="italic">done</hi> it; I shall charge him"—I said, "What has he done!"—she said "Look here, he has stabbed me in the breast"—she appeared sober, but very much excited—she was taken to the London Hospital—I afterwards found this knife (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) in the gutter where he was arrested, but I do not believe this is the knife.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18981024-name-170" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18981024-name-170" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-170" type="surname" value="BATE"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-name-170" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BATE</persName> </hi>. I live at 409, Bethnal Green Road, and am assistant divisional surgeon—the prosecutrix was brought to the Police-station bleeding freely from a wound in her right breast a little over an inch wide and over two inches deep—it was downwards and upwards, into the substance of the breast—if it had gone directly backwards probably it would have been fatal; but as it was, it would prove serious from the amount of hemorrhage if attention had not been given to it at the time—it was produced by a sharp-cutting instrument—I do not think that the knife produced would cause it—it is an old, rusty, blunt knife—I should expect the blade to be much wider, longer, and much sharper—everything was saturated with blood.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence</hi>; All I say is that I did not do it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18981024-686-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18981024-686-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-686-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, October</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1898.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-687-18981024 t18981024-687-punishment-41"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>688.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE STEVENS</hi> (23)</persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES WEST</hi> (21)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18981024-688-offence-2 t18981024-name-176"/>George Karp</persName> and con
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<interp inst="t18981024-688-offence-3" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18981024-688-offence-3 t18981024-name-177"/>William Watkins</persName> and another,</rs> Stevens having been convicted at the North London Police-court on May 27th, 1898.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-688-18981024 t18981024-688-punishment-42"/>
<hi rend="italic">Judgment Respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>689.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WALTER JAMES WHITE</hi> (19)</persName>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SMITH</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Nine Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-689-18981024 t18981024-689-punishment-44"/>
<hi rend="italic">Six Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>690.
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<interp inst="t18981024-690-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, to stealing a barrow belonging to
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<hi rend="italic">Three Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>691.
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to a conviction of felony at Clerken
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<interp inst="t18981024-691-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-691-18981024 t18981024-691-punishment-46"/>
<hi rend="italic">Five Years' Penal Servitude</hi> </rs> </p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">each. The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERJEANT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">acquiesced in the commendation of the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GRAND JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of the zeal the police officers had shown in the capture of these habitual criminals.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>692.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARD SHEEHAN</hi> (21)</persName>, was indicted
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18981024-692-offence-1 t18981024-name-190"/>Clifford Elkans</persName> with intent to steal.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HARRISON</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">for the prosecution, offered no evidence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>693.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY DAVIS</hi> (22)</persName> withdrew his plea and
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18981024-693-offence-1 t18981024-name-192"/>Ada Maybush</persName>.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">He received an excellent character.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-693-18981024 t18981024-693-punishment-47"/>Three Days' Imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>694.
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<interp inst="t18981024-694-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Steal
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18981024-694-offence-1 t18981024-name-195"/>Ye Mecca, Limited</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BERRY</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ARTHUR GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18981024-name-196" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH TAYLOR</persName> </hi>. I am cashier to Ye Mecca, Limited, at 4, Lombard Court—on October 15th, between 2.15 and 2.30 p.m., the prisoners came in together—Palmer asked for a cigar—he spoke to Berry—I did not hear what he said—he took a cigar—I was watching Berry—I said to Palmer, "Do you smoke a 4d. or 6d. cigar?"—he put his hand to his pocket—Berry took out half-a-sovereign, and Palmer muttered to Berry while I was counting 9s. 6d. change—Berry said, "I am sorry; I have some six
<lb/>pences here; if I give you 6d. will you make up half-sovereign, and I will give you a sovereign and add 10s."—he added half-a-sovereign, and I did not see him take it up, but I found by my till I was 10s. short—they were on the stairs when I found it out—when I parted with a sovereign all I had got was a half-sovereign in gold—I spoke to a gentleman who was sitting at a table, who went out and brought two policemen—Berry said, "I have made a mistake"—I said, "No, you know better; you have got my 10s."</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18981024-name-197" type="given" value="STEWART"/>STEWART LYON</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk at 4, Lombard Court—I was in Ye Mecca on October 15th, when the defendants came in—Palmer looked round, and said, "Jim does not seem to be here"—he took a cigar—Ye Mecca is a cafe—I saw what took place, and spoke to Miss Taylor directly after the defendants had gone out—I spoke to a constable in Gracechurch Street—the prisoners were hurrying away—I gave them into custody—the prisoners asked what we wanted them for—I said the sooner they came the sooner they would know.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">City</hi>). I was spoken to by Lyon—I arrested the prisoners in Fenchurch Street—I took them back to Ye Mecca, where they were charged with stealing half-a-sovereign—they made no reply—at the station I searched them—on Berry I found a half-sovereign in gold, three sixpences, and two coppers—on Palmer I found no money—I did not find a sovereign, because Berry gave a sovereign back to the lady.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Palmer.</hi> At the station Berry said you had nothing to do with it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18981024-name-199" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK PALMER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, sworn</hi>). I live at 13, Tolman Street, Great Suffolk Street, Borough—I met Berry at London Bridge—we went to Ye Mecca—he asked me to have a drink—I refused—he asked me if I would have a cigar—I said yes—I took a 4d. cigar from the box marked "4d."—that is all I know till I was taken back by the police—at the station Berry told the inspector I was perfectly innocent.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known Berry three or four years—I had not seen him for three months prior to October 15th, when I met him about 2 o'clock—I was going to the Hackney Road to see a cousin—I had not long been out—I had just come across London Bridge—I had no money—some cigars were marked 6d., some 4d., I took one at 4d.—I did not notice what took place with Miss Taylor, I was lighting a cigar—I heard silver being counted—I did not see Berry receive a sovereign—I was standing at the back, he was in front of me—I was standing wait
<lb/>ing for him to come out, and smoking a cigar—I could have seen if I had looked over him—I did not give it a thought—you was sitting at a table—Berry is not a friend, but I know him—we have had several drinks on other occasions—I did not notice that Berry was being charged 6d. or I should have told him—when we got back Berry was accused of stealing half-a-sovereign—the young woman said nothing about me—asked what I was charged with and the constable said "You will see when you get down to the station"—I did say at the shop that I had nothing to do with it, and at the station, when I asked for bail Berry said I was a perfectly innocent man.—</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PALMER</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18981024-694-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BERRY</hi>**
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of Felony at this Court in April</hi>, 1892,
<hi rend="italic">in the name of Charles Williams.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-694-18981024 t18981024-694-punishment-48"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>695.
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<interp inst="def1-695-18981024" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-695-18981024" type="age" value="17"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALBERT WRIGHT</hi> (17)</persName> and
<persName id="def2-695-18981024" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-695-18981024" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def2-695-18981024" type="age" value="15"/>
<interp inst="def2-695-18981024" type="surname" value="MARTIN"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES MARTIN</hi> (15)</persName>
<rs id="t18981024-695-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18981024-695-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-695-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="extortion"/>, Feloniously, with menaces, demanding money of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18981024-695-offence-1 t18981024-name-202"/>Bridget Hollingsworth</persName>.
<hi rend="italic">Other counts.</hi> </rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended</hi> Martin.
<hi rend="italic">The evidence is unfit for publication.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WRIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18981024-695-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18981024-695-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-695-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18981024-695-punishment-49" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-695-punishment-49" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-695-18981024 t18981024-695-punishment-49"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MARTIN</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18981024-695-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18981024-695-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-695-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday and Friday, October</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th and</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1898.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<p>696.
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<interp inst="def1-696-18981024" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-696-18981024" type="age" value="34"/>
<interp inst="def1-696-18981024" type="surname" value="MELANGOVE"/>
<interp inst="def1-696-18981024" type="given" value="PASQUALE"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PASQUALE MELANGOVE</hi> (34)</persName> and
<persName id="def2-696-18981024" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-696-18981024" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def2-696-18981024" type="surname" value="MELANGOVE"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">LORENZO MELAN
<lb/>GOVE</hi> </persName>
<rs id="t18981024-696-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18981024-696-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="breakingPeace"/>
<interp inst="t18981024-696-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="wounding"/>, Feloniously shooting at
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18981024-696-offence-1 t18981024-name-205"/>Antonio Corsi</persName> with intent to do him grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SYMONS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RANDOLPH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18981024-name-206" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18981024-name-206" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18981024-name-206" type="given" value="ANTONIO"/>ANTONIO CORSI</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Interpreted</hi>). I am an artist's model, and live at 253, Kingsland Road—on September 12th soon after midnight I was at the corner of Kingsland Road and Old Street with Sabatino, and