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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>MOORE, MAYOR.</p>
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<interp inst="t18981121-name-1" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>EDWARD T. E. BESLEY, ESQ., Q.C.,</p>
<p>Law Booksellers and Publishers.</p>
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<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Held on Monday, Nov. 21st, 1898, and following days,</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEFORE THE RIGHT HON</hi>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">VOCE MOORE, LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; The Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t18981121-name-2" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED WILLS</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of the High Court; Sir
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<interp inst="t18981121-name-3" type="given" value="REGINALD"/>REGINALD HANSON</persName> </hi>, Bart., M.P., Sir
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<interp inst="t18981121-name-5" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WILKIN</persName> </hi>, G.C.M.G., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t18981121-name-6" 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="t18981121-name-7" type="given" value="MARCUS"/>MARCUS SAMUEL</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18981121-name-8" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN POUND</persName> </hi> Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18981121-name-10" type="given" value="JOHN CHARLES"/>JOHN CHARLES BELL</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18981121-name-11" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL GREEN</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18981121-name-12" type="given" value="THOMAS VESEY"/>THOMAS VESEY STRONG</persName> </hi>, Esq., and
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<interp inst="t18981121-name-13" type="given" value="HENRY GEORGE"/>HENRY GEORGE SMALLMAN</persName> </hi>, Esq., other Aldermen of the said City; and Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">FORREST FULTON</hi>, 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="t18981121-name-14" type="given" value="FREDERICK PRAT"/>FREDERICK PRAT ALLISTON</persName> </hi>. Esq. Alderman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18981121-name-15" type="given" value="CLIFFORD"/>CLIFFORD PROBYN</persName> </hi>, J.P., L.C.C.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18981121-name-16" type="given" value="LEONARD JAMES"/>LEONARD JAMES MATON</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">CLARKNCK RICHARD HALSE</hi>, Esq.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MOORE, MAYOR. FIRST SESSION</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners live been previously in custody—two start</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—a dagger</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday and Tuesday, November</hi> 21
<hi rend="italic">st and</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1898.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WALTER STEWAET</hi>
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<interp inst="t18981121-name-21" type="given" value="WALTER HOWARD"/>WALTER HOWARD TRIP</persName> </hi>. I live at the Cock Tavern, Shaftesbury Avenue I am an actor, and my professional name is Edgar—I have known the prisoner for some months—I also knew another customer named Romer—I knew the prisoner as Captain Stewart, and Romer as Baron Romer—on May 20th the prisoner and Romer came to my house, and the prisoner produced this cheque for £5—it was already written, and signed "C. Romer"—the prisoner asked me to cash it for his friend the Baron—I said, "I don't do these things"—he said, "My dear boy, I would not ask you to cash anything that is not all right"—I said, "Well, if you assure me this cheque is all right, I will do it for you, Captain Stewart"—I banded him the money, he handed it all to the Baron, and. subsequently borrowed a sovereign—he asked me to have a drink—I said, "I will not have one now, I am going to have supper with my friends upstairs, and some cards"—he said, "Can't we join you?"—I said, "I don't know"—he said, "I should like to come up"—I said, "All right, come up"—we went upstairs—we had some supper, and then had some cards, in which Captain Stewart and the Baron joined—the Baron, who was winning, wanted to go, and one of my friends called him a few names, and the Baron left the room—I think it was about 2.30 a.m.—I saw the prisoner next day, and he asked me not to pay in the cheque, as the Baron was going to dishonour it—the Baron was not present then—I paid the cheque into my bank about May 24th—it was returned marked "Refer to drawer"—it was paid in again on June 12th and it was returned again</p>
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<p>on June 14th—my bank is the London and County Bank, Covent Garden Branch—I subsequently obtained a warrant—I have met the Baron once since with the prisoner; he made excuses—I saw the prisoner on May 26th at the Edinburgh public-house, he was then owing me the £5—he brought me another cheque for £3—signed Ball, Wild and Co.—he asked me to cash it for him to enable him to get some money released in the City which would-enable him to "square up" with me the following day—I said, "Is this cheque all right?"—he said, "I assure you it is all right"—he said he was purchasing some rifles for sale abroad, also that he was corresponding with Imre Kiralfy of the Earl's Court Exhibition—I paid that cheque into my bank at the same time as I paid in the former cheque the second time, on June 12th—it was returned in the same way—I received this letter from the prisoner. (
<hi rend="italic">Saying that there was no better "brick" than himself</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">witness</hi>);
<hi rend="italic">that the Cock Tavern was "barred" to him on account of some exaggerated lies, and that he would bring the gold for cheque to-morrow. Asking the witness to wait till to-morrow for the</hi> £3
<hi rend="italic">cheque as he would break faith with a useful friend if his half-sheet should you in</hi>)—I received that letter a day or two after I cashed the second cheque. I also received this letter. (
<hi rend="italic">Saying that there was not an office open on Saturday, that he looked for great things to-morrow, and asking him not to send in the half-sheet for</hi> £3)—I then got this letter. (
<hi rend="italic">Saying that he (the prisoner) was a villain, and everything else but he was in the hands of others; that he had his return ticket to Brussels to bring back wealth or</hi>—)—on the back of the letter was: "Tell and assure Edgar as an old pal that his money is safe, and that if I turn out a thief you will put him right for me"—I received all those letters subsequent to May 20th.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I first met the prisoner about February last—between February and May 20th he came in during the evening—we were on good terms—I applied for a warrant in July or August—when they came to my house a message was not sent up to me—I was not upstairs—I was coming out of the bar and I saw the prisoner—if I had been coming downstairs I should have come out of the compartment in which I was; there is a staircase leading from it to an upper room—I was not asked to join Stewart and Romer in a drink—I did not suggest that they should join us in a game of cards—we went upstairs and had a game—Stewart did not say he had only got £2, and Romer only a few shillings; they had got my £5—Romer did not suggest I should cash the cheque—neither of these men had played cards with me before and never again—I would never trust them again—I knew Romer as well as Stewart, but Stewart was the more loquacious—Homer left the room after the row—he had not been swindled—he had all the money; Stewart had lost—from that time there was sup
<lb/>posed to be a coolness between Stewart and Romer—I did not say before the magistrate that I had observed a coolness between them—the £3 cheque was presented about a week afterwards—he represented that he was engaged in an extensive deal in rifles—I know that clerks were called from the banks, but I do not know that they said both Romer and Stewart had accounts—I understood that they were both gentlemen—I had never doubted Stewart—he may have been arrested on September 16th—I did not take steps till then, because I trusted them both—</p>
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<p>Stewart showed in a foreign cable, which I believed to be genuine—I did not leave a message for him to follow me to the concert—my barmen would have said that I had gone there—I was reciting there—I do not know anything about Ball—Stewart said he would bring the money—I did not know that he was away until the. day before the warrant was issued—he was seen by my marker in Leicester Square in June.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. I think I last saw the prisoner in the first week in June.</p>
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<interp inst="t18981121-name-22" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WILSON</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the London and County Banking Company, 134, Aldersgate Street—there was an account opened in the name of Baron Romer on May 15th, 1895—on November 11th, 1895, there was a credit balance of 3s. 3d.—nothing has been paid in since—this cheque for £5 was paid in on May 25th, 1898—it was sent back—it was again sent in on June 14th and again returned.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The firm who introduced Romer to us was F. Bock & Co.—we believed Romer to be a man of respectability.</p>
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<interp inst="t18981121-name-23" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN BALL</persName> </hi>. I am wife of Frederick Ball and live at Leyton—between 7 and 8 on May 26th the prisoner called—my husband opened the door—he and the prisoner went into the back kitchen—my husband came out and I took him some writing paper to the kitchen—the prisoner was present—he asked my husband to write out a cheque—he said he had not his cheque-book with him, and there was no money in the bank to meet it—the prisoner pressed him-to write the cheque out on some note-paper and he would pay it into the account in the morning—this (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) is the cheque—that is the piece of paper which I took into the kitchen—he did not stay long after that.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This was the first time I had ever seen the prisoner—I believe my husband was in some difficult financial position—he had been carrying on business in an extensive way—he had not got three clerks, and a girl typewriter and an office boy—I do not know that his banking balance was at a low ebb—I do not know that there was a bill of sale on our house, and I do not believe it—I thought the business was going well—my husband has gone away—Sergeant Clarke saw me about this case—he simply asked me if I remembered Stewart coming—my husband said to the prisoner "I have no money in the bank"—it was not that he had no balance—I was not acquainted with my husband's business affairs—he went into the kitchen with the prisoner because we were dining with a friend.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday November</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1898.</p>
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<interp inst="t18981121-name-24" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY MOORHOUSE</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the London Joint Stock Bank, 44, Fenchurch Street—a Mr. E. W. Ball had an account there in the name of "Ball, Wild and Co"—at the end of last April the credit to that account was 7d.—on April 30th a cheque for £7 10s. was returned, on May 31st one for £1; on Alay 10th one for £2 16s, 4d.; on May 27th one was presented dated May 25th made payable to Captain Stewart, signed "Ball, Wild and Co."—there was nothing to pay it with, only 7d.—on May 27th we received a letter from our customer enclosing £3—afterwards cheques were presented and returned marked "Refer to drawer"—on May 28th one for £2 16s. 4d; June 3rd one for £20—on June 14th this cheque was presented—there was still nothing to pay them with—the account has been closed since.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Up to December 30th last we always thought Ball was a respectable man, no cheques were dishonoured till then—this cheque dated April 30th is the only one made payable to Stewart.</p>
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<interp inst="t18981121-name-25" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY BOND</persName> </hi>. I live at 5, Marinton Road, Brompton, and am Manager to Tmre Kiralfy—we have a quantity of rifles—there was never any question of their being purchased by the prisoner—we never had anything to do with him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18981121-name-26" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR CLARK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">sergeant, C</hi>.) On September 22nd I received a warrant for the prisoner's arrest—he was detained at Vine Street Station—I read the warrant to him, and he said, "Homer and I had been at a French restaurant on this night, and after dinner, Homer said, Where can we go and have a quiet drink?'I said, 'We will go to the Cock and see Trip, and have a drink with him.' When we got there we inquired for Trip, and we were told he was upstairs, I sent for him, and he came down. He said, 'We are having a quiet game up-stairs with a few friends, will you join us?'I said I had only £3, and the Baron said he had no money, unless Trip could cash a cheque. We went upstairs and played till six. I lost £12, and the Baron lost what he had"—he said he had no address, and no occupation—he said he slept at a restaurant off Leicester Square—he said he came to London on the previous day from Paris.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> His statement was made quite voluntarily—he gave me no address in Paris—I have not been able to find out his address here.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. The prisoner lived in Gerrard Street three years ago.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">the Prisoner</hi>) sworn. At one time I held a com
<lb/>mission in H.M. Service, and have now retired as a captain—I first knew Trip in December last; I was introduced to him by a man named Stor
<lb/>mont, Trip's friend—since then I have been into Trip's nearly every night—I was in active communication with the Moorish Government—I obtained the concessions direct from the Syndicate appointed by the Swiss Government for 50,000 rifles and 10,000,000 smokeless cartridges—I first met Homer two years ago at Ostend, and have seen him frequently since—I always thought he was in funds—on May 20th I was on friendly terms with him, and also with Trip—we had had dinner at a restaurant on May 21st, and afterwards Romer said, "Where can we go to have a quiet talk and a drink?"—I said, "Let us go to the Cock"—we went in to have our talk in a quiet part of the place, which is reserved for friends—there is a stair-case which leads upstairs—I believe Trip came down the stairs—I in
<lb/>troduced Romer—Trip then said, "There is a friend of yours upstairs; we are having a quiet game, poker"—I said, "I should like to play, but I have only got £2 or £3 in my pocket"—Rainer said to Trip, "I have got still less; I have only got some silver, but if you will change me a cheque I shall be very pleased to play"—Trip looked at me and said, "A friend of yours?"—I said, "Certainly"—this cheque (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) written by Romer, was not written in my presence; I went upstairs and left them together—the last thing I saw was that Trip went into the bar where he keeps his desk, and Romer brought out his pocket-book to write the cheque—Trip did advance £5 to Romer—I thought Roraer was able to meet the cheque—I went Upstairs and found Stormont and two other men in the</p>
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<p>room—I had never been in it before—the table was ready for cards—Romer lost all he had—I lost £12—I was "hard up" at that time—I always am—till 3 a.m. everything went smoothly, then there was a row between Homer and Stormont—Romer left the room—I left about six o'clock with 3d.—the next day I met Romer, and he abused me for taking him to such a place, and that he would stop the cheque—I said, "Don't stop the cheque, it will put me in an awkward position"—I went to Trip and said, "This fellow will not pay you; he is going to stop his cheque"—I said I was getting some money and I would pay him—I first knew Ball in May—I went to his office and entered into negotiations with him—on May 25th I wanted £3 from him—he gave me a cheque—on May 26th I went to Ball's house—I had been to his office about five o'clock—he was not there—this was the first occasion I had been to his house—Ball opened the door, and took me into the kitchen—he know I came for this £3, which he owed me—I had asked him previously—I said, "Will you give me that £3?"—he said, "I have no cheque-book here; it is at the office"—I said, "That is of no consequence; I will stick a stamp on it if you will give it me on a half sheet of paper"—he said he did not like a half sheet because they were rather nasty at the Bank—I said, "I will guarantee that that will never go in if you will promise a cheque to-morrow"—we were alone—he went for pen, ink and paper—he returned followed by his wife who had got the paper—I had never seen her before—we talked about the baby she was carrying and not about the paper—Ball wrote the cheque, and I left—I went back to Trip's and they told me he had gone to the Edinboro' Castle to a concert, and I followed him there—I wanted the money to pay a telegram—I saw Trip and said I would give him a proper cheque to-morrow, and he then gave me £3—I asked him as a friend not to pay it in, and he did not—I thought then that Ball would give me a proper cheque—I went to his office next day—Ball was not. there, and a day or two after I find the bailiffs in it—I had to leave England for the Continent as I bad a "deal" of my own going on—I did not return to London till September 21st.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I could have sent the telegram without getting the £3—I have seen Ball since in Paris—I do not believe that Romer had been in the Cock until May 20th—I borrowed some money from Romer—I don't know how much—I lived in Gerrard Street three years ago. When I wrote "I am in the hands of others" I meant I was in the hands of Ball and the people who owed me money—sending the half-sheet in would annoy the drawer.</p>
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<interp inst="t18981121-name-28" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER SEYMOUR</persName> </hi>. Many years ago I had a great deal to do with arms—I know Ball—I went to his office once—there were two clerks and a typewriter—I had business relations with him—I met him abroad—I heard of a Captain Stewart—I thought he was abroad to sell arms—I know a firm of stockbrokers named Fitch and Co.—I knew that they were in communication with Ball—I knew the prisoner was abroad in August. I believe he paid bills for Ball—I do not remember ever having written to Ball.</p>
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<interp inst="t18981121-name-29" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ZIEGLER</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Messrs. Wallis antl Co., 9, Gracechurch Street—they are agents—we consigned 370 rifles to Barnum and Bailey—it was done through Stewart.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction on February</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1893,
<hi rend="italic">and one other conviction was provet against him.—
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<interp inst="t18981121-3-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>to Unlawfully obtaining by false pretences £30 2s. 10d. and other sums from
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18981121-3-offence-1 t18981121-name-31"/>William Shipway</persName>, and forging and uttering copies of wills and other documents.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. C. W. MATHEWS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>, and
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WADDY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for the prisoner.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-3-18981121 t18981121-3-punishment-3"/>Three Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, November</hi> 21
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1898.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18981121-4-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Feloniously possessing a die for coining.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">prisoner.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18981121-name-33" type="given" value="ALBERT EDWARD"/>ALBERT EDWARD HALL</persName> </hi>. I manage the business of my father, a house agent, at 42, Blandford Road, Chiswick—in June last the prisoner came to me with a man named Delbeck, and inquired about a house, 2, Well
<lb/>cock Road, Bedford Park, Chiswick—they gave me an address, and the prisoner signed this agreement, and became the tenant for a year, at the rent of £26 12s.—I handed the prisoner the key, and he occupied the house—he was there on October 16th.</p>
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<interp inst="t18981121-name-34" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED ROGERS</persName> </hi>. I am manager of the Hammersmith Furnishing Company, King Street—the prisoner came to my office in. June last year with a man whom I know as Delbeck, and I supplied furniture on the hire system, under an agreement made with Delbeck, to the value of £10—it was sent to 2, Wellock Road—Delbeck paid a portion of the purchase money,£2 4s, and on October 3rd the prisoner made a payment of 12s.—it had fallen into arrears at that time.</p>
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<interp inst="t18981121-name-35" type="given" value="ALFRED EDWARD"/>ALFRED EDWARD CHEESE</persName> </hi>. I am an engineer and motor-car manufac turner, of 18, Middleton Street, Clerkenwell—I have known the prisoner since the beginning of this year us an electrical engineer—about the middle of last June he brought me a drawing for making a die—I call everything for stamping out metal, a die—I made it—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>); he paid £5 or £5 10s. for it and took it away—there was nothing to lead me to suppose it was for making counterfeit coin; it is for cutting any metal—some time afterwards he told me that it was used in making jewellery—after that he gave me an order for an hydraulic jack which weighed about 1 1/2 cwt., which is used for lifting heavy machinery; it would lift up to fifty tons—he said that it was for making ancient jewellery—he paid me £8 out of £8 10s.—after that he wanted a casting to con
<lb/>tain the jack; he had the pattern made, and I took him to an iron firm, Utter Brothers in Clerkenwell—he does not speak English, but I speak French.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner</hi>. You told me that you had to get the money from someone else—you were very ragged—I saw the agreement, but I did not see the address.</p>
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<interp inst="t18981121-name-36" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD LITTLEWOOD</persName> </hi>. I live at 42, Francefield Road, Highbury—in June last I was in the employ of Messrs. Utter, of Clerkenwell—I saw the prisoner there with Mr. Crease—I made this casting, and he came with Mr. Crease and took it away—the prisoner paid for it through Mr. Creese.</p>
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<interp inst="t18981121-name-37" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BOWELL</persName> </hi>. I live at 27, Rose Road, and am in the employ of Buckland & son, who have flatting mills—about the end of July or the beginning of August the prisoner, who was a stranger to me, brought some silver in five or six pieces, which was to be flattened down to fit in the slot in this gauge (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—he spoke very broken English—I could not understand him—I carried out his order—he returned on the same day—it was handed to him in thin bars without holes, and he paid for it—I identify some of these bars as the last which he brought, by the length and width—he brought silver between sixteen and twenty times to hare it flattened—it was the same kind of transaction on each occasion; we charged him 6d. per ounce, and altogether he paid about £1—the last visit was October 14th or 15th—he brought between 10 ounces and 16 ounces on each occasion, and altogether we converted about 100 ounces into bars—he gave no name or address—he always received the silver back himself from me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You did not give me your card on the first occasion, you may have given it to another young man—you brought no metal but silver.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant, T</hi>.) On October 16th, about 11 a.m., I went with Sergeant Fowler to 2. Wellock Road, Chiswick—it is a seven-roomed house—I saw the prisoner there and his wife who has since been discharged—I spoke in English, and said, "We are police officers; you are suspected of manufacturing counterfeit coin"—he said nothing to that—we were all in plain clothes—I searched the back parlour, ground floor, and found a large hydraulic jack of fifty tons' pres
<lb/>sure—the prisoner said that it was to make medals—Mr. Creese and Dr. Rose have seen it—I directed two officers to detain the prisoners in the room, and went up to the first floor back, which was fitted up as a work-shop, and found files, brushes, tools, this unfinished die, some bottles of acid, and powders (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I went to the first floor front, the pri
<lb/>soner's bedroom; the boards of the floor were nailed down, I took them up, and found underneath ten shilling dies obverse and reverse, a collar for milling, this cutting machine, a quantity of metal stamped with the head of a shilling, this engraving—I took them all downstairs, and said to the prisoner, "I found all these articles upstairs in your bedroom under the floor"—he said, "Yes"—I found this pair of tongs in the kitchen, and a crucible with metal in it against the copper fire, but there was no fire there.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant T</hi>.) I accompanied Markham, and took part in the search—I caught hold of the handle of the press and was attempting to work it and the prisoner said in broken English that it took two to work it—we went to the bedroom and found under the floor three packets of coin with 61 finished dies and 14 unfinished; also some double pieces of metal perforated (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>,) he said nothing—I took them to the station and charged them—Noel was called to interpret.</p>
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<interp inst="t18981121-name-40" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED NOEL</persName> </hi> (323 T) I was called to Chiswick Police-station to interpret the charge against a man and woman as I speak French; they were charged with having in their possession a machine for making counterfeit coin; I interpreted the charge to them and made this note: the prisoner said, "Delbeck came to me with a solicitor and told me it was not a felony to make coin if it was made of the same quality of silver as the coins of the realm; it was only as we say in French contraband. Delbeck had some of the coins from me; I have not seen him for three weeks, he went away owing money to everybody and was heavily in my debt, about £65. I only used the coins to buy enough to live upon"—on the following day there had been a communication made to the Swiss Legation, and he said, "I came to England in April, 1897, and worked at Steven's, engineers, at Wool
<lb/>wich, where I lived. On the arrival of my wife I went to Jive at 116, Arlington Road; I met Delbeck at a French restaurant, he told me I could make plenty of money in England, with the invention I had for making jewellery, Delbeck found the money for all; he changed for me, as I cannot speak English. The frame was made by Goutan, of Clerkenwell, I do not know the street. The hydraulic press was bought on the other side of the Thames, and they were brought to 2, Wellock Road, and Delbeck helped me wich the frame; he went and saw the agent, and went with four or five men to get into the house. I intended it for old French jewellery. I only used the coins to buy enough to live upon; they are 109 parts silver and 11 parts copper. Delbeck lived at 28 and 56, High Street, and did business as a maker of furniture, and told me he had been in business many yearn. I have not seen him for three weeks. He owed me £65 and 10 per cent, on our agreement"—on October 26th he said at the Police-court, "I heard statements that articles mentioned were made for the purpose of making half-crowns. I want to make a clean breast of it. I first made the plate for the purpose of making half-crowns; Delbeck on seeing it said that it would require heavy machinery to make half-crowns; I then made shillings. Delbeck said that he had a friend who knew of a metal to make sovereigns from, who persisted in making the same. I did not make any sovereigns—that statement was made voluntarily—I made a note of each at the time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The first half-crown was made by the order of Del
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<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. No heating is required by this process, they are simply stamped, but between the two cuttings they are heated to a red heat that they may take the impression of the stamp better—these tongs hold a little box in which they are heated, but they would be allowed to cool before</p>
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<p>being stamped—here are some coins which I can see were stamped from these two dies—they are made very well indeed, and ace completely finished: the material is 88 1/2 parts silver and the rest copper—the correct quantity should be 92 1/2; they contain 885 parts of silver per 1,000—there are a num
<lb/>ber of blanks there which correspond with the cuttings from the small bars—these acids might be used for cleaning, and the powders for polishing—here is a crucible; there was some metal in it—all these implements consti
<lb/>tute the stock in trade of a highly skilled coiner—the slot in the gauge is about the thickness of the slot from which a genuine shilling would be made—these shillings were not made at the Mint nor were the dies—there are punches and other machinery, showing that the dies were probably made on the spot—this engraving might be used for making a die, it is a head of the Queen—there are two lines on a pivot, so that the large head of the Queen may be reduced to a small one.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The gauge is a little wider, bat it is about the thick
<lb/>ness of the genuine one, about the might of an inch wider—all the things found but one would be used for silver money, and no other; one might be used for gold.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> It was not for myself that I did it, but for another man; he brought a solicitor to me, and told me that it was so easy. I do not understand the English law, but in reality is was not intended for England at all, but for the Transvaal.</p>
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<interp inst="t18981121-4-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Dr. Rose stated that the coins were so well made that they could not be detected in a tester, and that they rang very well, and would not bend.—
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18981121-5-offence-1 t18981121-name-43"/>Winnifred Welby</persName>,</rs> and the said
<hi rend="largeCaps">WALTER CHAMBERS</hi> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE ELDRIDGE</hi> (33)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18981121-5-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18981121-5-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>to stealing a watch from the person of
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<interp inst="t18981121-name-45" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18981121-name-45" type="surname" value="EMMETT"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18981121-5-offence-2 t18981121-name-45"/>William Emmett</persName>, Eldridge having been con
<lb/>victed at this Court in July, 1896.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">Four other convictions were proved against Aldridge, and three against Chambers</hi>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">CHAMBERS</hi>
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<interp inst="t18981121-5-punishment-5" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Hard Labour</hi> </rs>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">ELDRIDGE</hi>
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<interp inst="t18981121-5-punishment-6" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18981121-5-punishment-6" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-5-18981121 t18981121-5-punishment-6"/>
<hi rend="italic">Fifteen Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, November</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1898.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18981121-6-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>to feloniously affixing to a document certain stamps, which had been re
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<hi rend="italic">He received a good character.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-6-18981121 t18981121-6-punishment-7"/>Six Months, Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18981121-7-offence-1 t18981121-name-48"/>Herbert Victor Baker</persName>, having been convicted at Cierken
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<hi rend="italic">Six other convictions were proved against him.—
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<interp inst="t18981121-7-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18981121-7-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
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<interp inst="t18981121-7-punishment-8" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-7-18981121 t18981121-7-punishment-8"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALFRED MAHEW</hi> (21)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18981121-8-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18981121-8-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>to stealing a cart, the property of
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<interp inst="t18981121-name-50" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18981121-name-50" type="surname" value="DAVIES"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18981121-8-offence-1 t18981121-name-50"/>William Davies</persName> having been convicted at Petersfield on November 14th, 1896; </rs>
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<interp inst="t18981121-8-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>, to stealing a gelding and harness of
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<interp inst="t18981121-name-51" type="surname" value="GOLLEDGE"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18981121-8-offence-2 t18981121-name-51"/>Frederick Golledge</persName>;</rs>
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<interp inst="t18981121-8-offence-3" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18981121-8-offence-3" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to stealing £5, the money of his master. </rs>
<hi rend="italic">Five other convictions were proved against, him.—
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<interp inst="t18981121-8-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18981121-8-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-8-18981121 t18981121-8-punishment-9"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour</rs> </hi>. </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">STEPHEN POWERS</hi> (65)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18981121-9-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18981121-9-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>to stealing a purse and £1 19s. 12d. from the person of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18981121-9-offence-1 t18981121-name-53"/>Jane Martindill</persName>, having been convicted at Clerkenwell on April 24th, 1893. </rs>
<hi rend="italic">Other convictions were proved against him, and he had been in custody in Frankfort, Brussels, and Paris.—
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<interp inst="t18981121-9-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18981121-9-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-9-18981121 t18981121-9-punishment-10"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">BLANCHE TAPSCOTT</hi> (28)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18981121-10-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18981121-10-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/>to steal
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18981121-10-offence-1 t18981121-name-55"/>Rose Padley</persName>, her mistress:</rs>
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<interp inst="t18981121-10-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>, to stealing a box, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18981121-10-offence-2 t18981121-name-56"/>Edith Harvey</persName>, her mistress;</rs>
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<interp inst="t18981121-10-offence-3" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>, to stealing two coats and two waist
<lb/>coats, the goods of
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<interp inst="t18981121-name-57" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18981121-name-57" type="given" value="HARRY"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18981121-10-offence-3 t18981121-name-57"/>Harry Parry</persName>, having been convicted at this Court on April 2nd, 1894. </rs>
<hi rend="italic">Five other convictions were proved against her.—
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<interp inst="t18981121-10-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-10-18981121 t18981121-10-punishment-11"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18981121-11-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18981121-11-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/> to stealing a bicycle, the property of
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<interp inst="t18981121-name-59" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18981121-name-59" type="surname" value="BROWN"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18981121-11-offence-1 t18981121-name-59"/>Arthur Charles Brown</persName> having been convicted at Liver
<lb/>pool on December 14th, 1897. </rs>
<hi rend="italic">Two other convictions were proved against him—
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<interp inst="t18981121-11-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18981121-11-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-11-18981121 t18981121-11-punishment-12"/>Eighteen Months Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18981121-12-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="other"/>to committing wilful dunnage to a shop-window to an amount exceeding £5.
<hi rend="italic">The damage amounted to</hi> £40.</rs>
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<interp inst="t18981121-12-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18981121-12-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
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<interp inst="t18981121-12-punishment-13" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-12-18981121 t18981121-12-punishment-13"/>
<hi rend="italic">Three Months' Hard Labour</hi> </rs>. And</p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18981121-13-offence-1 t18981121-name-62"/>Hannah Lawson</persName>, his wife being alive.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Two Days' Imprisonment.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">recommended Downy to mercy.</hi> </rs> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">O'CONNOR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-14-18981121 t18981121-14-punishment-15"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">DOWLEY</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<rs id="t18981121-15-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18981121-15-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18981121-15-offence-1 t18981121-name-66"/>Winnifred Julia Lang
<lb/>ham</persName> aged thirteen.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEYCESTER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18981121-15-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, November</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1898.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Wills.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">PATRICK WALSH</hi> (29)</persName> and
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<interp inst="t18981121-16-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="manslaughter"/>were charged, on the Coroner's Inquisition, with killing and slaying
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18981121-16-offence-1 t18981121-name-69"/>John Day</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. C. F. GILL</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">for the Prosecution, offered no evidence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18981121-16-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES PYALL</hi> </persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18981121-17-offence-1 t18981121-name-71"/>Unice Pyall</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RANDOLPH</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">for the Prosecution, offered no evidence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18981121-17-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18981121-17-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18981121-17-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">For other cases tried this day, see Essex and Surrey Cases.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday and Thursday, November</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi> and 21
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1898.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18981121-name-73" type="given" value="GRACE"/>Grace Bron
<lb/>stein</persName> to obtain money from
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18981121-18-offence-1 t18981121-name-74"/>Philip Grovich</persName> by false pretences.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. C. MATHIVWS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">STEVENSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18981121-name-75" type="given" value="PHILIP"/>PHILIP GROVICH</persName> </hi>. I am a wholesale manufacturer of 30, Old Church Road—the prisoner is a retail tobacco dealer in Shaftesbury Avenue—I</p>
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<p>had a man in my employ named Bronstein to attend to customers—the prisoner has been a customer for a considerable time—he came pretty well every day for tobacco which Bronstein supplied to him, and made him out invoices—there was a weekly settlement every Sunday—Bronstein made it out and Grosse came, and paid it—I have been there sometimes, and sometime my
<hi rend="italic">missus</hi> Zand Bronstein would open the ledger and show him that he was to pay so much—I took what Bronstein said, to be true—he kept the ledger; this is the day-book (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I have entries here of goods sold to Grosse by Bronstein from which I have made this list; they come to £5 3s. 8d. on February 20th, and on that day there was a receipt cor
<lb/>responding with them in date, but the goods do not correspond to the entries in the day-book; it is £3 11s, 5d. there, making a difference of £1 12s. 3d. between the price and the amount actually paid by Grosse—four boxes of cigarettes are entered, and only three are in the day-book—some of these are entered in the day-book, and some not at all—this is a copy of my invoice book of February 20th—these items were taken from the day-book—I cannot find the smaller one in the day-book, but the other is—I find in the invoice book a carbon duplicate invoice of goods sold on July 27th, 1898, amounting to £4 0s. 5 1/2d. in Bronstein's writing, and this is a duplicate of it—there is no receipt but the entry in the ledger of July 27th is £2 0s. 5 1/2d., as paid by Grosse on August 16th—here is a carbon duplicate, goods £3 15s. 4d. supplied to Grosse on August 15th, and the ledger entry is £2 15s. 4d. in Bronstein's writing—on August 26th the duplicate invoice is £4 12s. 11 1/2d., and the ledger entry is £3 12s. 8d, paid by Grosse—on August 29th the invoice is £3 14s. 11d., and the ledger entry £2 0s. 7d.—on August 30th the invoice entry is £3 12s. 3d., and the ledger entry £2 7s. 9d.—on Septem
<lb/>ber 22nd the invoice entry is £4 17s. 11d., and the ledger entry £2 17s. 11d.—on this invoice on the depositions there is an addition of 1,000 L. S. cigarettes, which does not appear on the original—I am short, between June and September, of £20 7s. 3d.—I have not seen Bronstein since the issue of the warrant—I gave receipts to Grosse when he came on Sundays when I was there, and my mistress when, I was not there. (Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">MUIR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">here produced repents of July</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th and August</hi> 16
<hi rend="italic">th and</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner has been a customer a year and a half—I said before the Magistrate, "I cannot swear that the defendant's custom has not totalled up to £1,500"—I have not totalled it up since—he always settled on Sundays, both before and after Easter this year; but I began to keep a ledger at Easter—the day-book is in Bronstein's writing—this entry of February 20th is in pencil, the others are in ink—the only corresponding items are "Myrtle Grove, 5s. 9d.," and "Cigarettes, 3s. 3d."—there are four boxes in one, and two two's in the other—both the day-book and invoices are in Bronstein's writing—this is the receipt—it was Bronstein's duty to make out the invoice from the day-book—this list, marked "A," is in my writing; I made it out after the prisoner was arrested—this is the duplicate invoice book; it exactly corresponds with the ledger—this entry in the ledger,£2 5s. 5 1/2d., is in much darker ink than the rest—it has been 8, 5, 6 1/2, but there is an erasure on the 8—the £8 5s. 6 1/2d. was all paid at one time; it is in Bronstein's writing—as far as I know, Bronstein never received any money at all—I or my mistress</p>
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<p>always received it: I can write, but she cannot—I look I at the ledger to see how much was owing and the entry was made then and there under Grossed eyes—Bronstein gave the receipts on paper—I do not know whether the prisoner got any receipts when my mistress was there—this "1,000 L.S.C." means cigarettes; the amount is 12s.; that is not in the corresponding book—this book never was in the prisoner's possession—in the corresponding item the £2 has been written over an erasure; I cannot say what has been rubbed out—I do not know what this "£10 cash" means—it is Bronstein's writing, nobody else writes in that book; that is my only reason for saying that it is his—it is not my writing—I wanted some cash during the week and he gave me £10—I had forgotten all about that—these receipts produced to-day are by me—this paper of August 21st is not a statement, it is only a remark; I received the cash but the document is not receipted—the prisoner continued to pay his weekly items up to October 2nd—On September 12th there was a balance of £12 and he paid part of it—he told me in October that he had found a mistake of £1, and I told him that it had been corrected—Bronstein had said some
<lb/>thing to me about it—I do not remember saying before the Magistrate "I cannot say that I did not on one occasion omit to charge him £3 12s. for 600 Woodbine cigarettes"—I do not remember his re
<lb/>minding me that I had not charged him for some Cinderellas—if a custo
<lb/>mer comes himself we hand him the invoice; if we send the goods the invoice goes with them—mine are mostly cash customers—they do not always have invoices with the goods—my wife and I and Bronstein sold goods—when Bronstein went out my wife would sell—so far as I know Bronstein never went out when I left my wife there—we do not give invoices to cash customers—I do not know Sarah Wentfield, a tobacconist (
<hi rend="italic">Sarah Wentfield was called in</hi>)—she was nob a customer at all—she has been there once or twice—Grosse used to take away the invoices himself—he came almost daily for goods—when he came invoices were not delivered to him of goods obtained the previous day; it might have happened once—when it was suggested that I was being robbed I inves
<lb/>tigated my books from May 31st without help from anybody—I also looked at other customers' accounts, but did not find that Bronstein had defrauded me in them—all my customers are not in the ledger, it extends from February 7th to this time—the first entry of Grosse is on May 31st, not before, because Bronstein told me it was not necessary to put him in the ledger—when I went through the accounts I had two customers in my mind, the other accounts have not been examined at all—since Bronstein went away, Somers, a clerk from the solicitors', has kept the books, I have not been reminded on sixteen or twenty occasions that I have not charged him with goods amounting to £30: never.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>.—I recollect Grosse paying me £1 in October; I had not spoken to Bronstein before that, but he told me that he had made a mis
<lb/>take of £1 and opened the invoice book and made a "2" into a "3" after which Grosse paid the £1, but I cannot tell how long after—Bron
<lb/>stein would not produce any document when Grosse came in to pay on Sundays, but he would look at the ledger and see that it came to so much—that is what I mean by the statements—Grosse did not ask me</p>
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<p>what he owed on October 2nd, nor did I open the book and make an alteration from 17 to 18.</p>
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<interp inst="t18981121-name-76" type="given" value="SOPHY"/>SOPHY GROVICH</persName> </hi>. I am the prosecutor's wife and assist him in business—I met Mrs. Goldstein, the prisoner's mother-in-law, in the street in Whitechapel one Thursday morning; I cannot fix the date—she spoke to me, and I spoke to her—I left her and went back to the shop, and made a statement to my husband.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18981121-name-77" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18981121-name-77" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM REED</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector</hi>.) On October 7th I received a war
<lb/>rant for the apprehension of the prisoner and Bronstein—I went to Bronstein's address, but could not find him—I went to the prisoner's place of business, and asked him if Bronstein was there—he said, "No; I have not seen him"—I said, "I am a police officer," and read the warrant to him for conspiring by subtle devices to obtain money—he said, "How much?"—I read the warrant again—he said, "Bronstein was here this morning—I expected this; this is what my mother-in-law has done; I have good Counsel"—I showed him this document showing £16 or £20 short between June and July—he said, "I can explain all"—I asked if he had any books or documents which would assist him—he said no, but there were sixty four invoices in a drawer in the shop and one was up
<lb/>stairs; there was the one of February 20th—it was apart from all the others—he said he did not keep any books—he keeps a retail tobacconist's shop.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He did not say "There has been a mistake about last week's bill"—he said, "There is a mistake"—Bronstein's name is men
<lb/>tioned in the warrant, and immediately I read it he said, "Bronstein has been here"—the sixty-four invoices were in a drawer in the shop—the earliest date of them is July 24th this year—the document which was produced from the bag was dated February 20th; I went with him and saw him take it from the bag where there were numerous letters—I ex
<lb/>amined them all; he was about to put this document away and I asked him what it was, and said, "Let me look at it"—the bag was on the bed and he took me to it—I searched his part of the house and brought away every document I could see which had Mr. Grovich's name on it—the prisoner has been in England five years next April, and as far as I know he has borne a good character—all the documents which I took from him I showed to the prosecutor; invoices, and one statement.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. These documents which are headed "Statement" were not produced to me by the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18981121-name-78" type="given" value="PHILIP"/>PHILIP GROVICH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>.) On October 29th my wife spoke to me in the shop on her return from the interview with Mr. Goldstein.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">called.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18981121-name-79" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18981121-name-79" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18981121-name-79" type="surname" value="GROSSE"/>
<interp inst="t18981121-name-79" type="given" value="IGNACE"/>IGNACE GROSSE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">the Prisoner sworn</hi>.) I am a tobacconist, of 195, Shaftesbury Avenue—I was a Russian subject; I came to England in 1894, and was first employed as a waiter at a restaurant in Church Lane four months—I afterwards travelled in the perfumery and tobacco line, and two years ago I was appointed hon-secretary of the Master Hair
<lb/>dressers Association—I have had my present business since May—up to Easter I paid the prosecutor cash on delivery, but after I went into my new premises I paid him a weekly account on Sundays—I did not always receive an invoice with the</p>
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<p>goods when I got them, and when I did not I made a note on a sheet of paper—when I paid on Sundays the statement which I have produced to-day was shown to me, sometimes by the prosecutor and some
<lb/>times by Bronstein—when I got the statement I took out my sheet of paper and compared it to see whether it was right or not, and sometimes he had forgotten something—if it was correct I paid it, and if it was incorrect I corrected it and paid the amount, always to the prosecutor or his wife—he entered it in the book—I did not get a receipt for all; there was not always time—these are two of the receipts; and here are some others which I received in the same way—he wrote something in the ledger when he was there, and when he was not Bronstein wrote it—I did not always compare the goods I received with the invoice, and sometimes I got goods without getting an invoice at all, and it was not delivered the next day when I went—every invoice I have given to the police was not given to me with the goods; sometimes they were given me when I came the next time, either to me or to my messenger, and in that case I compared them with the goods—on one occasion, on a Friday, I called the prisoner's attention to some Woodbines and Cinderellas, he produced the amount £3 12s. less and I told him of it; that was the largest amount, and there were other occasions, over a dozen—they would amount to over £30—on October 2nd I had an invoice and asked him the amount, he said £17 odd; I took out my book and it was £18 odd, I told him, and he went to the book and found that it was so and I paid him—the prisoner said that it was quite right at 18 and not 17, and he got pen and ink and aloe red it himself—I am clear that some of the sums entered when Bronstein was not there were entered by the prosecutor himself—I never got money or goods through Bronstein fraudulently—I knew him as the prosecutor's servant—he visited my shop when I was married on September 14th, but on no other occasion—he said on that occasion, "They have taken out a warrant against you for attempting to defraud the prosecutor"—I said, "How do you know?" he said that Mr. Frank the brother-in-law of the prosecutor's wife had been to his place and told him as a friend that my brother-in-law had taken out a warrant against him and me, and it was all through the spite of my mother-in-law and the mother of my wretched sister-in-law—I did not believe that a warrant was out—he went away, and did not tell me where he was going or where he intended to go—that was about nine o'clock—after that I had a visit from Mr. Grovich, and a form came about ten minutes afterwards—I was in the shop, attending to my business; I keep it open on Saturdays—my relations with Mrs. Goldstein are not friendly—before I married my wife she was earning wages and keeping her mother, Mrs. Goldstein—I got a present from her on my wedding; it was a piece of string, to hang myself; a piece of soap, to prepare me for burial, and a piece of black cloth.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known Bronstein about three years since I went to the prosecutor's shop—I have been there almost daily from May 31st, except on Saturdays, and saw him on almost every occasion, but never away from the shop, except when he was a guest at my marriage, or when I accidentally met him in the street in the daytime, never at night; we spoke on those occasions—I was not more</p>
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<p>friendly with him than with others—he came to me about 9.30 on October 8th to tell me about this change—that was the first I heard of it—when the officer came Bronstein had been there between 9 and 9.30 that very morning; when the officer asked me if Bronstein was in the house I said, "No, he has not been here; I have not seen him"—he had not said that he was an officer—I afterwards said that Bronstein had been there about 9.30—I did not say, "This is what your mother-in-law does for you," I said that I had heard about it through Bronsttin, and it was all through my mother-in-law—I said, "I have heard all about it, I expected this"—I did not say, "I have good Counsel"—Bronstein is the only person who told me that my mother-in-law had been making an accusation against him and me; she told me that morning—I did not believe that any charge was made—I do not know what has become of Bronstein; he did not say what he was going to do—I never asked him whether he was going back to his service—I did not ask him if he had done anything wrong—I said that I could not make it out—this document had been in a trunk—the officer asked me if I had any documents, and I took out the black bag, and took out all my invoices—this in the only one of the prosecutor's invoices taken out of the bag—I held it in my hand, and said that it was the prosecutor's invoice—I was not about to put it away—I did not say, "That is nothing"—I deny what the officer has stated—before I took possession of the shop I lived in a private lodging, and all my documents had been kept in that black bag, and all my private letters have been kept separate—it does not belong to the shop which I opened on May 31st—I recognise it as a receipt signed-by Bronstein for £3 11s. 9d.—the account is in his writing, but not the word "Paid"—it is the fact that under the date of February 20th I had been supplied with a quantity of goods from the prosecutor's shop—the total amount of goods supplied to me did not amount to £5 3s. 8d—the sum I paid was £3 11s. 5d.—on July 27th, 1898, the sum I paid the prosecutor for goods supplied was £2 0s. 5 1/2d; that is quite clear—the invoice I myself supplied shows a delivery on that day of goods, value £4 0s, 5 1/2d.—I kept the invoice and handed it to the officer—I have not handed the receipt to the officer—I have not paid the difference of £2 between those two docu
<lb/>ments—Bronstein was generally present on Sunday when I went to pay, but not always—he would show me the amounts—I have got no document showing that any goods were returned—I always had the invoice of the goods of August 26th in my possession till I delivered it to the officer—be
<lb/>tween September 29th and October 2nd I saw Bronstein at the prosecu
<lb/>tor's shop, but nowhere else; I did not hear between those dates what my mother-in-law charged me with—it was not after my mother-in-law had told Mrs. Grovich that I went to the prosecutor's shop for the first time and told him that I was £1 short—I made the payment three days after the conversation—when I said, "I heard of it, I expected this," that had no reference to my mother-in-law.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. The prosecutor was also a guest at my wedding—Bronstein came into my shop when I opened it, but not into the private house—there are six items in this statement, and the invoice produced to me only relates to one of them—I am asked to point out from that invoice the</p>
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<p>goods which are returned—the discrepancy is £2 instead of £4, and there is a £2 item in the statement.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, November</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1898.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. P. C. PROBYN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Long and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for Marlow.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Sergeant</hi> 83
<hi rend="italic">Y</hi>)
<hi rend="italic">proved a plan drawn to scale, of the neighbourhood of the burglary.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18981121-name-88" type="given" value="GEORGINA"/>GEORGINA ELLICOTT</persName> </hi>. I am the housekeeper for Mr. Lawrence, pawn
<lb/>broker, 386, Hornsey Road—about 3 a.m. on October 31st I was woke up by a slight noise at my bedroom window, which I had fastened before going to bed, and which looks on to waste ground at the back—I lay a minute or two and watched the blind, which moved—I heard again a noise at the window—I got out of bed and palled up the blind—then I saw my window was open at the bottom—I looked out and saw a ladder that did not belong to us at the end of the yard—I locked my bedroom door and went downstairs to the front door and spoke to a man who was passing—the police came—I went to the police-station at 6 a.m.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>. I hare not said that I heard footsteps outside the house—I asked the inspector if the man was wearing silent boots because I had not heard any steps—at the station I did not notice that he was wearing thick boots.</p>
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<interp inst="t18981121-name-89" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE CLOAK</persName> </hi> (514
<hi rend="italic">Y</hi>). About 3 a.m. on October 31st I was on duty in the Hornsey Road in plain clothes—I watched the prisoners who were loitering—I knew Long kept a shop in the Hornsey Road, and I have seen Marlow there—I saw them enter a gateway adjoining 384, Hornsey Road—I was on the opposite side about forty feet away—the pawnbroker's shop is 386—I kept observation at the rear of the premises in Pine Grove—I saw them leave the rear of 384 and hurriedly walk away—I was standing at the bottom of Gladstone Street and Pine Grove in the middle of the road—they came over the wall of the old brewery of Lovibond's, which is now untenanted—I followed them across Tollington Park to Burnham Road, a continuation of Pine Grove—I ran to catch them—they turned and saw me and commenced to run—I gave chase and blew my whistle—I followed through Moray Road into Durham Road where they separated, Marlow ran through Bedford Terrace and Long through Hatley Road—I followed Long who was stopped by P.C. Baxter at the corner of Palmerston Road and</p>
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<p>Lennox Road—when Long was in the custody of Baxter and Sergeant Wright, he said, "Let me lace my boots, let me put my boot on"—it was half off, he was trying to get it on; it was unlaced—I saw the prisoner's faces in the Burnham Road under a light—I lost sight of them when turning the corner only for a few seconds—Marlow was brought to the station at 7 a.m.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>. Long made no noise—I do not suggest he was running with his boots off—I was observing them about 35 feet away—I lost sight of them when they went in the gateway between 283 and 284 belonging to Phillips' stores, about quarter of an hour or twenty minutes—when I saw them the second time I was 25 yards off.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>. I did not then know Marlow lodged with Long—I do now.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. I saw them when the light was on them—I hare no doubt they are the men.</p>
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<persName id="t18981121-name-90" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18981121-name-90" type="given" value="OLIVER"/>OLIVER BAXTER</persName> </hi> (706 7). On October 31st, about 3 a.m., I was in Durham Road with Sergeant Wright going towards Moray Road—hear
<lb/>ing a whistle Wright ran towards Moray Road and I ran through Lennox Road—I saw Long running towards me and turn into the Hatley Road—I went back and stopped him at the corner of Lennox Road and Palmerston Road—he ran into my arms—I said, "What are you running for?" he answered, "Nothing" and placed his hands behind him, drew this revolver from a pouch attacked to a belt he was wearing round his waist—he presented it at my stomach with his right hand—I knocked the revolver aside and closed with him—after a severe struggle I wrenched the revolver from his hand—Wright came up—I handed the revolver to him and with his assistance took Long to the station—the revolver was fully loaded in five chambers—when I searched him at the station I found this leather pouch in his trousers' pocket containing 10 more cartridges; they fit the revolver—also a bunch of keys and a £5 Bank of Engraving note.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>. There was gas light and the moon was shining brightly—he went quietly to the station after I with diffi
<lb/>culty got the revolver away—I was not in uniform.</p>
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<persName id="t18981121-name-91" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18981121-name-91" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH WRIGHT</persName> </hi> (93 F). I was with Baxter in Durham Road and heard a police whistle from the direction of Tollington Park—we ran and when between Lennox and Hatley Roads we saw the prisoners running—at the top of Bedford Terrace they divided—Marlow ran down Bedford Terrace—I recognised them—I knew them, but had forgotten Marlow's name—I was between 50 and 60 yards off or a little more—both were running towards us—it was a bright moonlight night; the moon was about full—I gave directions to Baxter, who doubled back, round Lennox Road—I followed Long into the Hatley Road—in Palmerston Road I saw Baxter struggling with him, and I ran up and caught hold of Long—he had this five-chambered revolver in his hand, and Baxter told me he had pointed it at his stomach—Long made no remark to that—Marlow turned down Bedford Terrace, in the direction of Victor Road.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>. I was not 300 yards off—I might</p>
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<p>have been 80 yards—I know Marlow lodged at Long's, where he was arrested.</p>
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<persName id="t18981121-name-92" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18981121-name-92" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18981121-name-92" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN NOLAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Sergeant Y</hi>.) I arrested Marlow in the Hornsey Road at 7.30 a.m. on October 31st—I told him I should take him into custody for being concerned with James Long in committing a burglary at 286, Hornsey Road, a pawnbroker's shop; also for presenting arms at the police—he said, "I can prove where I was from 2 o'clock yesterday"—I conveyed him to Hornsey Road Police-station—he said, "I suppose the b—fool 'Gip' has put me away"—Long is known as "Gip."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>. I did not make a note of what he said, because it was such a short statement—he was about ten yards from Long's shop—he lives there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18981121-name-93" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18981121-name-93" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES COMPTON</persName> </hi>. I am a milkman, of I, Paddington Street, Durham Road—on October 31st I was going my rounds in Victor Road about 3.40 p.m.—in the garden of No. 49 I found this dark lantern and two jimmies, as though they had been dropped over the gateway—I took them home—the next morning, when I served the police-station, I took them with me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18981121-name-94" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MOUNTFIELD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector</hi>, 7). I am stationed at the Hornsey Road Police-station—at 4 p.m. on October 31 dt I saw Long, who was de
<lb/>tained there—I examined the premises at 386, Hornsey Road—I found the window-sill had been forced with a jemmy—there is a wall ten feet high, and a ladder had been taken from the adjoining garden—the gate is left open, and by scaling the wall and getting on the top of the sculleries one could get into 386—another ladder was also used—I found the back bed-room window of 386 had been forced by a jemmy, and the yellow paint on the sill is identical with this on the jemmy—the window catch was forced off, and I found it by the side of the window in the room—I went to the station—I charged Long with burglary—he said, "I do not see what that has to do with me, Inspector"—I proceeded to his lodgings at an address he gave me—I saw two women the prisoners were cohabiting with, and in consequence of a con venation with them, and a description by Cloak and Wright, I caused a telegram to be circulated giving Marlow's description—that eventually appeared in the printed information—Marlow was brought to the station at 7.30, and identified by Cloak and Wright—on my charging him he said, "I can prove where I was from 2 p.m. yesterday"—the woman made a statement which I read to Marlow in her presence.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidance for Marlow.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18981121-name-95" type="surname" value="MARLOW"/>
<interp inst="t18981121-name-95" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MARLOW</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">The. Prisoner, sworn</hi>.) I have been lodging with my wife in the same house as Long—on October 31st I went out about 6.30 p.m. to London Street, Tottenham Court Road, my mother's place—I left her about 10 45 p.m.—I went to my club in Golden Square—that has since been raided as a gambling club I believe—I stopped there about an hour and a-half—I left there with a prostitute—we went to a house in Percy Street, Tottenham Court Road—I stayed with her till about 6.30 or 6.45 a.m.—from there I went to the Hampstead Road, got a tram and went home—I knew nothing of this burglary till I was arrested the next morning—I never said at the station I supposed "Gip" had put me away—I said what the officer said, that I knew nothing about it, and could prove where I was.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When I left home I saw the clock in the public-house, and it was between twenty minutes and half-past six—it was thirty minutes' ride by the tram to London Street—I saw my mother, brothers, and sisters that evening and a sister-in-law—the club I went to was the Alsatian—I had been there on several occasions—I went there to see this young woman—I went there with her—I intended to go to Shaftes
<lb/>bury Avenue, but she took me there—I had a drink at the King's Head at the corner of the Euston and Hampstead Roads—it took me twenty minutes in the tram to get home—I was arrested nearly directly I got off the tram.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">They then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to previous convictions—Long at Ely Quarter Sessions, in October</hi>, 1896,
<hi rend="italic">in the name of William Shepherd, and Marlow at St. Mary, Newington, in January</hi>, 1895.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONG</hi>**—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MARLOW</hi>**—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-21-18981121 t18981121-21-punishment-20"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude. </rs>There was another indictment against Long for shooting with intent to do grievous bodily harm. The police were commended by the Court for their courage, promptitude, and discretion.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, November</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1898.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Wills.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">were sworn to try that issue. Upon the evidence, of Mr. Charles Read, M.R.C.S., and Dr. James Scott, of H.M. Prisons, Holloway—the</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">To be detained until H.M.'s pleasure be known.</hi> </rs> </p>
<hi rend="italic">For the case of Thomas George Senior see Essex cases.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, November</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1898.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WATT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Nathan.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had been to a meeting at Dalston at the synagogue—I am a committee-man—I was afraid to shut the door—I saw Nathan's face—I have no doubt he is the man—I did not know him—I held the man—he gave me one in the eye.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). I was in Fasham Street and saw Jacobs in charge—I took him to the station where he made a statement to me, and I went to an address he gave in Cadiz Street, about 5a.m,—I took Nathan into custody—he was charged with being concerned with two other men in breaking and entering 45, Fasham Street, and assaulting the prosecutor—he said, "I was not there, I had been in bed since 9 o'clock"—when he was searched I found these skeleton keys—they would not open the door.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Fasham Street is about two miles from Cadiz Street—Pearse told him he would be taken into custody and charged with com
<lb/>mitting a burglary that morning and assaulting the prosecutor—Mrs. Jacobs opened the front door—there are other Jodgers in the house—the prosecutor had no hesitation in identifying Nathan from about seven others.</p>
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<interp inst="t18981121-name-105" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PEARSE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective H</hi>). About 5 a.m. on November 4th I went to 36, Cadiz Street, with Tyson and Willis—in the first floor back room I saw Nathan—I asked him his name—he told me—I said I was going to take him into custody for being concerned with two other men in breaking into a house in Fasham Street that night—he said, "It is a mistake, I can prove I was in bed at 9 o'clock"—on the way to the station he said, "What is this for?"—I said, "There is a man named Louis Jacobs in custody. He states you were with him last night"—he said. "I can prove you saw me in bed"—he was taken to the station and identified by the prosecutor—Jacobs was brought from the cell and said in Nathan's presence "Abraham Nathan was in the house with me when I was caught at Fasham Street, and another man who is not here, named like"—Nathan turned to me and said, "You saw me in bed"—the distance between the two places is about two miles.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Mrs. Jacobs opened the door in Cadiz Street—Nathan lives on the first floor—the room was small and full of stuff, but we searched as best we could to find anything—on Nathan 2s. 3d. was found at the station.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">the Prisoner, sworn</hi>.) I am a tailor's presser, of 36, Cadiz Street—I left work on November 3rd about 8.45 p.m. at 30, Bedford Street—I went straight home—I went to bed about 9.45 p.m.; I did not look at the time, but I had supper and went to bed—my misses was with me—about 1.30 or 1.45 my misses said somebody was knocking, and I called through the window—I had a conversation with my sister and went back to bed and to sleep—about 5 a.m. the detectives knocked—they came upstairs and said, "What is your name!"—I said "Abraham Nathan"—they said, "We want you, you must dress and come with us"—I dressed and went with them—they said I was charged with committing a burglary—I said they were mistaken, I had been in bed since between 9 and 10—I was taken to the station—I had had a row with Jacobs a few weeks before—he said he would say some
<lb/>thing—at he station he said I was with him—I said I knew nothing about it—I know nothing about the burglary.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We do not cook supper, we have only fish and bread—my sister came to know what was the matter with my wife as she had not been to see her for a few weeks—my sister came between 11 and 12—my brother Ike and a lodger were sleeping in the house that night—I knew Jacobs as lodging in the house but he is in the boot line.</p>
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<interp inst="t18981121-name-108" type="given" value="NANA"/>NANA NATHAN</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of the prisoner Abraham Nathan—Jacobs lived in the same house in Cadiz Street—the landlord lives far away—my husband came home the night before his arrest about 10 o'clock—he played with the child—then he went to bed—he remained in bed—he did not leave till the police came—if he had I should have known it—I did not leave the room—my sister, Mrs. Davis, came between 11 and 12—my husband spoke to her through the window—my husband and Jacobs had a quarrel, and Jacobs said, "I am going to drag you into something"—that was three or four weeks before my husband was taken—the quarrel was about my girl of three years spilling a cup of tea and breaking a cup in Jacob's room; he began to shout, my husband came down, the child cried, and said, "It was only a child who could not help it"—my husband is a presser—he has been in regular work for three months but since he has been slack—I have no business with Jacobs.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My husband came home between 9 and 10; I do not remember exactly; at 10 he was fast asleep—I was not asked before the Magistrate about my sister coming—there was no interpreter at the Police-court</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> As soon as they took Nathan into custody I was asked about it, and I went to the police—I did not want to go to the Police-court; I did not want to come here.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). There was one other Jew amongst the men when Nathan was identified; I cannot say if there were more.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Friday, November</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, and Saturday, 26
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1898.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Wills.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">being unable to agree, were discharged without giving any ver
<lb/>dict, and the trial was postponed till next Session.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Friday, November</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1898.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1894,
<hi rend="italic">and Ashby to a conviction at the same Court on September</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1893.
<hi rend="italic">There were several other in
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<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I discovered that the watch was in his pocket—I took it out because you said it had dropped on the floor—the chain was not attached to it—I did not see you pick the chain up, or whether you had got it in your hand—I did not see you stagger.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw you kick the prosecutor but did not see you bite him—I saw the bite after it was done—I held your hand while he took the chain away—you kicked him on his legs.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Police Sergeant</hi>.) On October 31st I received information in the evening—I went to 65, Bishopsgate Street Without and saw the prisoner detained by the prosecutor and Mills—I said, "What is the matter"—the prosecutor said, "This man has assaulted me and stolen my watch chain"—the prisoner said he had no fixed abode and denied the charge—the prosecutor's nose was bleeding, his hand was bitten and he had a bruise on one of his knees.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see it for two days afterwards—his nose seemed as if it had been cut—a finger nail would not cause it—the condition of the hand would take two days to develop and then he came for advice.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, stated that he had been drinking, and ran against the prosecutor who struggled with him, but that it was quite an accident, and has had no intention of robbing him: that the chain got broken and he picked it up and gave it to the prosecutor.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at Clerkenwell on November</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1896.
<hi rend="italic">Four other convictions were proved against him.—
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<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">ordered a reward of £2 to be paid to Mills for his good behavior.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">K</hi>). Bryson gave himself up at the station—he said, "I did not break the window, Jeffery broke it by throwing a piece of wood up, and got in"—Jeffery, who was present, said, "I did not, you done it,"</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-30-18981121 t18981121-30-punishment-29"/>Beckford to receive five strokes and Jeffery and Bryson eight strokes each, with a birch rod.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KERSHAW</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. THOMPSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Weston and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DRUMMOND</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Friday, November</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1898.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">appeared for Arbied and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEITH FRITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for Cohen.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18981121-name-149" type="given" value="SOLOMON"/>SOLOMON JOSEPH</persName> </hi>. I am a dealer in new and second-hand clothing, in partnership with Mr. Jankowitz, at 1 and 2, Harrow Alley—there are shops and houses above them—I live in one of the house—on October 18th I left business at 8.30 p.m.—my partner locks the door—my stock was all safe—next morning, Wednesday, 19th, about 10, I missed twenty-two capes, fifteen suits, and other things—the suits were worth about £12—the same night, about 8.30, two
<hi rend="italic">chaps</hi> came in, and asked my partner if he had a waterproof to sell—I was there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRITH</hi>. I buy goods for colonial export—I do not know Mr. Kitchener—I know Cohen as a dealer in the market—I have known him ten or twelve years—I see him in the market every day—I never heard of his doing wrong—I do not know about his collect
<lb/>ing rents.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Barrmoits</hi>. I do not know Peter.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Interpreted</hi>). I am in partnership with Mr. Joseph—on October 18th I shut up my warehouse between 9 and 10 p.m.—my stock was safe—I went to the warehouse shortly before 10 next morning and missed twenty-two capes from where they had been hang
<lb/>ing the previous night—they were worth about £60, the original cost—I saw empty spaces on the shelves, and on making an inventory I missed about twenty suits, some trousers and overcoats worth about £40—I calculate my loss about £100—about 11 a.m. on 19th Barrowitz came to me and said, "You have been robbed last night I"—I said, "I have"—he said, "I can tell you where some of the goods are; if you come quickly you may recover them"—he took me to the prisoner Cohen, a shoemaker—I noticed my goods, and at the same moment the police came—I found eighteen fur capes, four are missing, and fifteen suits—these produced are some of them—a detective brought in three suits—they are my property—they are different qualities—they are all new—they were all safe in the warehouse the night before—I have not recovered all.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FEITH</hi>. I do not know Fox and Co., wholesale furriers in London—I do know Kitchener—they might buy goods cheaper if they were stolen—I give the price the goods cost me to manufacture in my own place—it is impossible to get them at a quarter the price—you cannot buy them cheaper in Germany—I came from Germany this morning, my father was ill—I went to pay him a visit—I only bought some second-hand goods in Germany for our stock and for sale here.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Barrowitz</hi>. I mostly saw you dressed as you are—I have seen Peter once on the market with you—he is taller than I am, but looks very bad and lean—he is about as tall as you, but looks pale and lean—he has quite a different look.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City</hi>). About 6.30 am. on October 19th I was going home from duty in Artizan Street about ten yards from Harrow Alley—I saw a costermonger's barrow—Barrowitz and another man about</p>
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<lb/>mises from where the property was stolen—Barrowitz pushed the barrow against me, as I was passing—I said, "You are out early this morning," and the man not in custody said, "Yes, we are going to the market"—I then passed on—just before I turned into the buildings where I live I saw the barrow still there—I saw Barrowitz again in Stoney Lane near the gate of the block of dwellings about fifteen minutes afterwards—he had a square-shaped overcoat on—I am sure he is the man I saw—I next saw him in the station when I gave information to Inspector Hook—he was sitting down—he was not then charged—I recognised him as the man I had seen with the barrow.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Barrowitz</hi>. I spoke to both men—the other man dropped a cigarette-case—it was a dull morning and a little foggy—I was two yards off when you were pushing the barrow—you were a stranger to me.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). About 7.30 on October 19th I was in Good
<lb/>man's yard, about ten to fifteen yards from Mansell Street—I saw a costerinonger's barrow outside Arbied and Cohen's place shortly before 8—I saw the number on it and know the people who own the barrow—I had seen a bale taken out—I saw a big bag on it and three men with the barrow—Arbied assisted to take the bag from the barrow into 96, Mansell Street—half an hour later I saw the same barrow in Goodman's yard—as the barrow was obstructing the traffic, I went into No. 96 and asked Arbied if that was their barrow in Goodman's yard—he said, "It is not my barrow"—a man came from another room and said, "It is my barrow; I will take it away."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. I was about as far from the three men as I am from the prisoners.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Barrowitz</hi>. I never saw you—I could not identify the man who owned the barrow—he was about 5 ft. 6 in. high—I saw no man 6 ft. 1 in.—he wore a brown suit and a cap—I am 5 ft. 101/4 in. high—if a tall man had been there I should have noticed him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18981121-name-153" type="given" value="BETSY"/>BETSY LYON</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of David Henry Lyon, of 95, Mansell street, opposite Cohen's—we are general dealers—on October 19th between 12 and 1 Arbied came to the shop with three suits over his arm—he said, "I have half a dozen suits belonging to my father, have you any use for them?"—they were new—I said I did not buy suits when my husband was not at home—his face was towards me and I said, "What is the matter over the way?"as I could see a crowd of people round his door—he took the clothes off his arm and put them on the counter and went out—I gave them up to the police twenty minutes afterwards.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRITH</hi>. I have known Cohen thirty years—he was well spoken of—he collected rents for the London and North-Western Railway—he has over his place "Wardrobes brought."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi> Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">PURCELL</hi>. Arbied has been a customer—I have known him since he lived opposite—he is a licensed porter at Covent Garden market.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">City Sergeant</hi>, 24). On October 19th I went to 96, Mansell Street about 1.30 p.m.; there was a crowd outside—Arbied</p>
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<p>let me in at the back door—he said, "All right, I will undo it"—when it was open he stepped back into the room—he said, "Here the goods are"—I had not spoken—they were lying on the bed—he said, "I bought them and I have got the receipt"—I think he said for £20—he produced this receipt (
<hi rend="italic">in German for</hi> £15,
<hi rend="italic">and signed "Rosenberg, London"</hi>)—I said, "Who is Rosenberg?"—he said, "I do not know him"—Cohen was there—Cohen said, "They are a job lot, it is as much as they are worth"—In
<lb/>spector Hook followed me in.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRITH</hi>. The goods were in the bedroom—the door had tobenubolted—no complaint was made about my not having a. search warrant.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. I was pushing the door and Arbied spoke tome with the door ajar—I believe Arbied said he bought the goods for £20—he did not say "My father-in-law bought them"—the receipt was produced from a drawer in a room on the ground floor where the clothes were—the conversation was conducted by Hook, my superior.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Inspector City</hi>). On October 19th I went to Harrow Alley about 1.30 p.m.—I was examining the lock of a door which appeared to have been pushed open from the shoulder, being very temporary—Bar
<lb/>rowitz came in—Jankowitz said, "This man has now found my goods"—I said to Barrowitz, "Tell me how did you trace these goods"—he said, "I got up between 10 and 11 o'clock this morning and went to Aldgate. I met a man I knew. He was better dressed than usual and wearing a mackintosh. I said, 'Halloa, you look all right this morning, what is up?' He said, 'I have sold some goods in Mansell Street, I am going to get £6 for them'—I went to 96, Mansell Street and saw they were Jankowitz's goods. I said to Cohen and Arbied, though he did not men
<lb/>tion the names, 'These goods are stolen.' I left a friend to watch the house—afterwards he gave a description of the man he met in Aldgate and I asked about the friend he left to watch—he said he did not know they had gone away—I then went with Jankowitz and Barrowitz to 96, Mansell Street, which is a very large house let out to different families—the prisoner Cohen occupies two rooms on the ground floor—the front room is used by him, apparently as a jobbing shoemaker, and as a. living room, as there was food on the table, and the back room as a bed-room—I saw Arbied in the bed-room and Cohen came in—I saw on the bed eighteen ladies' capes, of which some are here, and twelve suits of men's clothes, all apparently new, some with labels on—Arbied handed me this receipt and said, "My father bought the goods of a man this morning, whom I know by sight, but I do not know where he lives, but I should know him again"—Arbied occupies a room with his wife on the second floor—Cohen said, "Yes; the man said he wanted some money, and I bought the goods. He brought them this morning in a large canvas
<lb/>bag on a barrow"—from something said to me by another officer, I went to 95, Mansell Street, where Mrs. Lyons handed me three suits of clothes, which were lying on her counter and which she said had been left for her husband—her son Henry crossed the road with me—I placed them with other goods, and they were identified by Mr. Jankowitz as a portion of his property—Mrs. Lyon's son pointed out Arbied as the man who had left them at the shop for his father's purchase—Arbied said, "Quite</p>
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<p>right"—I said, "All those goods have been stolen this morning from the Harrow Alley; you must consider yourselves in custody"—Cohen and Arbied were taken to Bishopsgate Street Police-station—they were charged with being concerned with others not in custody in breaking and entering the warehouse and stealing the goods and with receiving—Barrowitz was present—Arbied said, "That big fellow is in this job"—I called Barrowitz forward—Arbied said, "He came here this morning, and he said if I gave him £2 he would keep his mouth shut. As I could not give him the £2 he said he would put us away"—Barrowitz said, "You are a b—liar," and was about to strike Arbied, but I interfered—Cohen and Arbied were taken to Bishopsgate Street Police-station—Barrowitz came on and they were charged—in answer to the charge Cohen said, "I paid a man £15 in gold this morning for the goods"—Arbied said, "That big chap wanted £6 for his share," meaning Barrowitz who was in the charge room—at the house after they were arrested Arbied first mentioned £6—Cohen said, "He has got a receipt for £6 (I take it he meant Barrowitz, and that he had to call for £6 on an I.O.U), is not that good enough for him?"—Barrowitz made no reply—when he spoke it was in English—Cohen was excited and kept on talking—the next morning, at the Guildhall Police-court, from what had transpired between Walker and me, and from in
<lb/>quiries, I arrested Barrowitz—I took him to Bishopsgate Street Police-station—he was charged with being concerned with others in breaking and entering these premises—he said, "I have been mistaken for a man named Peter"—Walker was present, and was certain he had made no mis
<lb/>take, and said, "I saw you with the barrow; you very nearly," or "You ran up against me and I spoke to you. The man with you dropped a cigarette case, and I spoke to him, and again I saw you in Stoney Lane by the entrance to the yard that runs between the model dwellings," and that is the way to Mansell Street—I detained him at the station and gave him an opportunity to tell the detectives where to find Peter—he gave two addresses, but we failed to find such a man—(
<hi rend="italic">a brown jacket was now produced at Barrowitz's request</hi>)—this brown jacket was brought to the station after Barrowitz's arrest by an officer from 5, Albert Street,—no importance was attached to it, and it is too small for Barrowitz who did not ask for it—Barrowitz when I first saw him had the coat on he has now—he gave me a description of Peter, who he said was exactly like him and might easily be mistaken; that he was a big fellow like him, but pale, and more dark round the eyes; but from the woman I inquired of, the supposed Peter is very different to Barrowitz—I took possession of the goods and some are produced here—four capes are missing from the things stolen; eighteen were found at Cohen's address.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. Sergeant Crouch did not go with me to Cohen's; he was there—I saw Halford inside on the second floor—what I said before the magistrate is correct—Arbied said that Barrowitz said, "If
<hi rend="italic">we</hi> could give him £2 he would keep his mouth shut"—I have caused inquiries to be made and find Arbied has been employed at Covent Garden for two years.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Barrowitz</hi> You asked to go and look for Peter, but I declined and sent detectives to make inquiries—you did not say, "Go to 5, Albert Street, knock at the door, pull a string, go to the first floor</p>
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<interp inst="t18981121-name-156" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WALKER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). If the other man was wearing this brown coat he had a big one over it—Barrowitz was not wearing it—I have not been to his rooms.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18981121-name-157" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18981121-name-157" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18981121-name-157" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HOOK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I did not see any other jacket at Cable Street—it was pouring wet on the morning of the 19th—the prisoner might have had an overcoat or a mackintosh.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18981121-name-158" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18981121-name-158" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18981121-name-158" type="given" value="JESSE"/>JESSE CROUCH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Police Sergeant). Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. My statement before the Magistrate is correct—Cohen said, "I bought the goods" and produced this receipt, and Arbied said, "I was present when they were bought"—I have ascertained that Arbied has worked at Covent Garden two years, and before that at the Holborn Restaurant for sixteen years as kitchen porter.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for Cohen.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18981121-name-159" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18981121-name-159" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18981121-name-159" type="surname" value="COHEN"/>
<interp inst="t18981121-name-159" type="given" value="ABRAHAM"/>ABRAHAM COHEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">the Prisoner, sworn</hi>). I lived at 96, Mansell Street, about 16 years—I am a shoemaker and repairer, and a wardrobe and general dealer—I am caretaker of a house and collect rents for the Lon
<lb/>don and North-Western Railway Company—Mr. Walker is the agent, and be is here to give me a character—a young man who brings me trousers or boots he can't pawn, came to me at premises I let, on a Tuesday morning and said, "Cohen, I know of a nice job for you"—I said, "Right. What is it?"—he said, "Some suits of clothes. The man is going to Germany"—the man is named Peter—I said, "I shall go with you"—he said, "No; I shall bring the man here"—an hour after, about 2 or 3 o'clock, the man came, and asked if I would buy a job lot—he said, "I go to Germany to-morrow; I will bring them to you in the morning rather soon. I am going away at 10"—three men came in the morning with the goods, and I saw them—the capes and suits are a little damaged—the capes are worth 10s. or 12s. each—they are German goods—I offered £12, then £13, then £15 for them—Barrowitz was not with the three men; it was Peter—Mr. Friedman came, saw the jackets, and said, "I can buy them for 30s. to 40s. in trade"—I said, "I want £14"—he said, "No"—he offered £8 10s."—I would not take it; I should lose money—then he said, "£13 15s."—I said, "I must try to sell to private people"—but wanted the money quickly back—the man wanted £6—he showed me a receipt for £15—Peter said, "Never mind; I will put the price '£15 paid'"—Barrowitz wanted £2—I said, "I cannot"—he said, "All right, then; I shall show you something"—I said, "Go and do what you like"—an hour afterwards came Moses and half-a-dozen foreigners, and said, "You bought the goods; they are mine"—then came the police and took me into custody—I said, "I bought the goods in trade; if the goods are worth more money I will pay the penalty"—I have a notice outside my shop, "Wardrobes, bought," "General dealer," and "Boot and shoemaker"—the goods were not worth more in trade than I gave for them—I did not know they were stolen or I would have had nothing to do with them—I am seventy-two years of age and for sixty</p>
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<p>years I have been known to the estate agent who will give me a character</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi> Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">PURCELL</hi>. When the three men came with the goods my son-in-law Arbied was in bed—I called him down because I could not see properly which were damaged—he said, "It is a funny time to come and sell clothes"—I explained that they came early because they came the day before—Arbied was in the room when Barrowitz came and asked for the money—I sent Arbied to Mr. Friedman and to Mr. Lyon's place to try to sell them—he has been married to my daughter eight years—he has been working as a porter in Covent Garden, and before that for sixteen years at the Holborn Restaurant—he left to get better wages.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Barrowitz</hi>. Peter had come the day before and the day I bought the goods—he is about your size—he wore a brown coat like this and here is his flat cap. (
<hi rend="italic">Taking it from the pocket of the coat produced at Barrowitz's request</hi>.)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not know where Peter lives—Rosenberg sold me the goods—I had never seen him before, nor the third man—Rosenberg looks respectable and honest—he did not tell me where his shop was—I ask where things come from when I look at them—I call these a job lot—I paid £15 in gold for the goods to Rosenberg—I got £9 from a gentle
<lb/>man who owed me that at Finsbury, and pawned my jewellery for £5—Rosenberg said he could not write English, and I said, "German can always be translated"—he wrote it all—I looked it over, and said, "Where is the price?"—he said, "Give me the pen and wrote £15 paid'"—he wrote that with the same pen and from the same ink bottle—I did not put "£15" to that—nor did Arbied—the three of us were together when we made the bargain—Peter had the receipt, and it was no matter to me so long as I see it was all right—I had not seen Barrowitz before—he brought the goods—he knew where I bought the goods—he said I gave him £2 to square—I said nothing about "square"—I did not know why he should go to Jankowitz or to Joseph—I have bought eighteen capes before and job lots of clothes and overcoats—they are only German made goods—I am a shoemaker, bulb I deal in anything I understand—I understand fur capes—this one is worth 12s. to 14s. in trade—some of these are not worth 10s.—this one is worth 10s.—I would not sell it for 10s. because I should not have a profit on it—these are the three best—this black one is worth what anybody would give for it—I would pay about 10s. to 14s. a piece one with the other—Peter did not live in the house with me, he came as a friend—he lodge in a German lodging house—I should recognise him—I tried to get him here.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. From first to last I had no idea they were stolen, I do not buy stolen goods—the price paid was fair in trade—I had no reason to believe Rosenberg and Peter were dishonest—he might be here, but I believe he has gone away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. It is usual to buy goods at 8 a.m. and sell by 11 because I want the money.</p>
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<interp inst="t18981121-name-160" type="given" value="SOLOMON"/>SOLOMON JOSEPH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). The cost of making these fifteen capes is between 14s. and 15s. each—the cost price of all I found is £43.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18981121-name-161" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18981121-name-161" type="given" value="HAN"/>HAN FRIEDMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a general dealer of 55, Melford Street—I looked at sixteen or seventeen capes and judged they were of no value to me</p>
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<p>being old fashioned—two of them are worth £6 to £7, the others not much—I would not buy them—about ten of them are worth 6s. to 7s. a piece—they may have cost the prosecutor £43 some time back but not at this day.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Barrowitz</hi>. Cohen came round for me, and I went to his home and looked at them, but would not buy them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKE</hi>. I cannot tell you the day, but it was between 11 and 11.30 a.m.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18981121-name-162" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18981121-name-162" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18981121-name-162" type="surname" value="JOSEPH"/>
<interp inst="t18981121-name-162" type="given" value="SOLOMON"/>SOLOMON JOSEPH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). These capes were made in Berlin for stock between April and August of last year, for last winter's season—I brought them with me to London in May last year—they were made up at the lowest rate—they would fetch £43—I should never lose on them—I might on fancy capes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18981121-name-163" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18981121-name-163" type="given" value="CYPRIAN ELTHAM"/>CYPRIAN ELTHAM WALLER</persName> </hi>. I live at Harrow—I am agent and collector for the London and North-Western Railway Company—I knew Cohen by letting him rooms many years ago—he has acted as deputy in a large house of about sixteen rooms—I have no reason to suspect his honesty—he bears a good character.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for Arbief's defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18981121-name-164" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18981121-name-164" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18981121-name-164" type="surname" value="ARBIED"/>
<interp inst="t18981121-name-164" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN ARBIED</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, sworn</hi>). I live in the same house as my father-in-law, the prisoner Cohen—I am a licensed porter at Covent Garden Market—before that I had been sixteen years at the Holborn Restaurant—I left to get better wages at Covent Garden, with a good character—the day I was arrested my father-in-law called me, and I went downstairs and saw the things in his room—it is a mistake to say I helped to lift the bale off the barrow—when I went down I asked Cohen what he required—he said, "This man has come with clothes"—I said, "It is a very funny time to come"—it was about 7.30 a.m.—he said, "Well, this man name yesterday"—he said he had a shop near King's Cross and wanted to sell the goods—I saw Cohen pay £15 for them—in ordinary course I should be going to my work, but Cohen asked me to help dispose of the goods, and said he would pay me 7s., and I considered it a good day's pay—I fetched Mr. Friedman, who has a big wholesale shop—I have no trade knowledge—I afterwards went to Mrs. Lyons—the police came and a lot of people who spoke Yiddish and German, which I could not under
<lb/>stand—I was born in London—I told Hook that Cohen bought them, paid for them, and that was the receipt produced and that I was present when he paid—Barrowitz came about 11.30 or 12, and said, "Did you buy these clothes for this money?"—Cohen said, "Yes"—he said, "My friend sent me for £6"—Cohen said, "Your friend? I paid £15 for the goods, why should I give you £6?"—Barrowitz said, "These things have been stolen"—Cohen said, "I do not deal with thieves; I deal with honest people"—I said to Barrowitz, "You had better clear out of it"—after he went out I said, "This looks like a case of blackmail"—Bar
<lb/>rowitz came in again about 12.30, and said to Cohen, "What are you going to do, are you going to pay up?"—I got up, and said, "What should Mr. Cohen give you £2 for? If you don't clear out of I will go and fetch a policeman"—he said, "You cheat, I will show you what I am going to do"—he went away after that threat—I did not tell the inspector, "That big fellow is in the job," but what I said</p>
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<p>was "This man must be an accessory to the robbery; he comes to Mr. Cohen to demand £6. If Mr. Cohen had given him £6 he would have said nothing"—Barrowitz said, "You b—liar"—the inspector pre
<lb/>vented him striking Cohen—I said I would charge him, because a man who informs the prosecutor must be an accessory to the robbery—I only saw one of the men who came on the second floor—he was a sallow looking man of about 5 ft. 6 in.—I have seen Peter—he wore this brown coat and a cap.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Barrowitz</hi>. I did not go from the house after you went in—I did not fetch in a man with a light Trilby hat—I went to Whitechapel.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKE</hi>. I go out very early to Covent Garden—I am in the Floral Hall, and we make up samples at night—I do not know how the clothes came—I did not see the barrow till the constable asked if it belonged to me—I swear I did not go out and carry a bag in—I have known Cohen buy job lots of 20 to 30 suits and ladies' dresses—I thought this was a peculiar transaction—I saw Cohen pay the £15 in gold—he got it from a purse from his pocket—it was all the money he had, to my knowledge—I did not hear the bargaining as to the price—I saw Rosenberg write the receipt out—he said he could not write English; he would write it in German—Peter never lived in that house, to my knowledge, nor during the time I have been living there—my impression was the goods were not honestly got, but that Barrowitz had come to frighten Cohen—I did not use the word "job," nor say "He has put us away"—I said "This man must be an accessory in this job or else he would not be able to inform the police or the prosecutor where the goods had come from"—I was simply employed by Mr. Cohen as a servant, and did my duty—I generally get to my work about 8.30 or 9 a.m. to get booked on—I am a licensed fruit porter—I don't go before 8 because I am in the Floral Hall—I earn 9d. an hour or 8s. 3d. away—I consider 7s. as good as 8s. when I have not my expenses and ray dinner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Barrouoitz</hi>. You first asked for £6 and then £2.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. I had never seen Barrowitz before—my father-in-law bore a good character—I am living under the London and North-Western Railway Company.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for Barrowitz's defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES BARROWITZ</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, sworn</hi>). On this Tuesday night I went to bed at 12 p.m.—on the Wednesday, about 10 a.m., someone knocked at the door and a woman who lives in the house brought him up—I said, "Who is there?"—he said, "I am Peter"—I said, "What do you want?" He said, "I want to speak to you"—I opened the door—he said, "Charley, do me a favour"—he presented a pawn ticket for £2 and said, "You pass by Mansell Street"—I went to 96, Mansell Street and in Cable Street I saw a fellow and said, "What is the matter? you, are not well this morning?"—he said, "We have done a job"—they did not know I knew Jankowitz—I had known him nine months—I said, "Where have you done the job?"—he said, "Down there"—I said "Peter sent me for the money"—he said, "Come inside," and I went in and saw Cohen and Arbied sitting in a room—that fellow produced a paper and said, "I want £6"—Cohen said, "I cannot get you £6 now; I</p>
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<p>have to settle first; I have to go to the bank; you come back next week"—as soon as I heard that I said to Cohen and Arbied, "Do you know these things are stolen?"—Cohen said, "I do not care, I deal with honest men"—so I called on Jankowitz, and said he could fetch his things, and if he got me £7 he could have his goods back—I watched, and then, thinking the fellow would remove them, I told him to watch while I went to Jankowitz—Cohen said, "I have got a bill down here"—we went to the Minories and gave notice that the things were there—the inspector said he had nothing to do with it: we should go to Bishops
<lb/>gate Police Station—we passed Jankowitz's shop, and saw Inspector Hook—he took us to the place, and took the things in a cab to the station—Hook said, "I want you"—I came in, and Cohen said I asked for £2 to keep my mouth shut—I never did—just now he said I asked for £6—I stood outside for an hour or two hours—I said I would fetch a policeman—he said I went away; if so, how could I know that fellow went to the shop?—another man with a Trilby hat fetched him—if I wanted blackmail why did he not fetch a policeman?</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRITH</hi>. I know Polly Stella—I lived with her at 5, Albert Street, Shadwell—she was with me on the night of the burglary—I was in bed with her between 10 and 11 Wednesday morn
<lb/>ing—I do not know that she solicited men—she does knitting—Peter slept in the same room from Wednesday till the Thursday—a
<hi rend="italic">ponce</hi> is a person who lives on a woman—I only left my employment fourteen days before I was charged—I worked for the "Life and Labour Saving in Scaffolding Company," 21, Finsbury Pavement—Mr. Siemens is the mana
<lb/>ger—I got 7 1/2d. per hour—I was there one year and fourteen days—the day I was arrested I arranged to go to Mr. Louper, 23, Cannon Place to make his shop open—it is No. 9—I paid Stella so much a week and she earns money by knitting.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKE</hi>. I go to work at 5 o'clock, but this morning I was to go to 83, Bishopsgate Street, and waited to be called a little after 10, but the detectives came and I told them, "I have not much time as I have to do a job to-day"—that was before 12—I gave Peter back the pawn ticket the same Wednesday evening—Peter led me into all this trouble—I did not know then he was concerned—when I knew he was the man, I sent the detectives to get him—I tried to find him many a time—at that time Peter was living in my house—the detectives found Peter's coat in my room—the three lived in that room one night—I was charged with stealing on Tuesday afternoon—I went out on bail on Saturday—I did not know where Peter went to—I went to many places to look for him—the detectives did not do what I told them, and Peter was down below—I heard he went away without a jacket—Lima told me the goods were stolen from Joseph and Jankowitz—he lives at a restaurant in Whitechapel—I have not seen him since this charge was made—I have tried to find him, and I offered 10s. to find him—I did not ask for £6; I came in with the other fellow—Cohen said, "I gave £6, if he gives me another pound he can have the goods back.</p>
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<interp inst="t18981121-name-165" type="given" value="POLLY"/>POLLY STELLA</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Interpreted</hi>). You went to bed on Tuesday, October 18th, about midnight—you got up at 10 or 10.45 a.m.—I know Peter—</p>
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<p>he is a head shorter than you—this is Peter's jacket, he has trousers and waistcoat similar—I never saw you with another kind of jacket to that you have on—I have known you three years—Peter has two jackets like this: one is a little darker.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRITH</hi>. I have lived with Barrowitz for about two years—he is a carpenter—he has been manager for Mr. Siemens in the West End—he is never out of work, because he deals in socks and stockings, and different things, like haberdashery.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKE</hi>. On the Wednesday night Peter slept on the sofa couch—I have never seen him in any other suit—I heard he bought a reefer jacket and a soft felt hat—Peter left in his shirt-sleeves, and nothing on his head, when the police came—the only similarity between Peter and Barrowitz is that Peter wears his hair the same, and many people have taken him for his brother—it is impossible for Barrowitz to have got up and come back to bed on Wednesday, October 19th; the landlady knows who goes in and out; we have no keys.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18981121-name-166" type="given" value="BERTHA"/>BERTHA WEIMER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Interpreted</hi>). I saw you in bed about, 12 o'clock on the Tuesday night—I call you at 4 or 4.30 a.m. to go to work at 5 a.m.—this is Peter's coat—I have never seen you in other clothes—on Wednes
<lb/>day I got up and made some coffee at 7 a.m., and went upstairs at 7.30 to take coffee; I knocked, but getting no answer went in and found him and a woman in bed fast asleep.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKE</hi>. I did not tell the Magistrate I saw him at 7.30, because I had no interpreter and I did not understand the question.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18981121-name-167" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18981121-name-167" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18981121-name-167" type="given" value="OLIVER"/>OLIVER SMITH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Interpreted</hi>). On Saturday I met Charley—he said, "Have you seen Peter?"—I said, "Why?"—he said, "I want to give him in custody, because I was taken instead of the other man"—I said that I saw him on October 19th in St. George's without a jacket, in his shirt sleeves, and slippers, and without a cap; and that he said, "Have you seen Charley?"that I said, "No. I have not seen him"; that he said, "Will you have a drink?"and that he was shaking, trembling.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Barrowitz, in his defence, said that he went to Jankowitz's shop in the afternoon to tell him where his goods were, but he was not there on the morning of the robbery.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18981121-32-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BARROWITZ</hi>
<hi rend="italic">then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at Clerkenwell in July</hi>, 1895.—
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<hi rend="italic">Three Years' Penal Servitude</hi> </rs>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">COHEN</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-32-18981121 t18981121-32-punishment-31"/>Six Months' Hard Labour, in consideration of his age and good character</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">ARBIED</hi>
<hi rend="italic">received a good character.</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Saturday, November</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1898.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18981121-33-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="other"/>for indecent exposure.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RANDOLPH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18981121-34-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="perjury"/>, Committing wilful and corrupt perjury in London, with intent to deceive the
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<hi rend="italic">Upon the prisoner being called upon to plead</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ABINGER</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">on his behalf, moved to quash the indictment, on the ground that the Commissioner before whom the affidavit was sworn had power to administer an oath in England only, and not in an American suit, and contended that the indictment was bad upon the fact of it</hi>.
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKE</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">for the Prosecution, submitted that even if this were so, the prisoner would not be relieved of the intention to defraud a Court of Justice, whether the affidavit was used or not</hi>. (Cases referred to, "Reg
<hi rend="italic">v</hi>. Stone," Yearsley; Crown Cases, page 251; "Reg.
<hi rend="italic">v</hi>. Hodgkin," Crown Cases Reserved, page 212; and "Reg.
<hi rend="italic">v</hi>. Verrett," 3 Campbell, page 432.)
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<hi rend="smallCaps">THE RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">considered that Mr. Abinger's point was a good one, and therefore quashed the indictment.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Saturday, November</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1898.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. EVANS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18981121-name-173" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SCARLETT</persName> </hi>. I am a conductor employed by the General Omnibus Company—on Tuesday, November 15th, about 8.30 p.m. the prisoner got into my omnibus at Liverpool Street—I suspected and watched her—she paid a 1d. fare to London Bridge Station—she sat on the near side next to a young lady—I was in a position to watch her as well as to do my duty—the young lady got off at the Bank or Lombard Street—the prosecutrix got in—the prisoner changed to the off side and sat next the prosecutrix—when we arrived at the station in King William Street the prisoner asked to alight and the omnibus stopped to pick up some people—no one alighted except the prisoner—there were four people inside besides the prosecutrix—I spoke to the prosecutrix, in consequence of which we both got off—I hailed a policeman and in the presence of the prisoner I said "I have suspected this woman and I have been watching her. This lady has lost a purse; she was sitting next to her"—the prisoner mumbled something, I cannot say what—the policeman asked if the pro
<lb/>secutrix would charge her—she replied "I am only the wife of a working man, I shall have to leave and I cannot charge her"—I said, "Come along if you cannot. Get in the 'bus"—it was five yards off—some one called out "Here's your purse"—I gave my number to the police constable and went on my journey.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Prisoner</hi>. You did not say London Bridge station—you have ridden in my 'bus previously—I spoke to you before the police
<lb/>man came.</p>
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<interp inst="t18981121-name-174" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH SAYER</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Alfred Sayer, of 37, St. Margaret's Court, Borough—I got into the 'bus near the Bank of England—the prisoner was close on my right—my purse was in my pocket near the prisoner—it contained 1s. 7d.—the 'bus stopped at the station and the prisoner got out—I am positive no one else got out—in consequence of what the conductor said I put my hand in my pocket and found my purse</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was unwilling to lock you up because of your age, and I did not think you capable of such an action—I asked you if you were willing to be searched—you walked on about five yards.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18981121-name-175" type="given" value="CHARLOTTE"/>CHARLOTTE REED</persName> </hi>. I live at 24, Fern Street, Bow—on November 15th, about 8.40, I was on foot near the King William Statue—I saw a crowd and a woman following another accusing her of stealing her purse—I picked up the purse a few yards from where the prisoner had moved—I held it in my hand—I called out to the prosecutrix, "Here's your purse."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18981121-name-176" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18981121-name-176" type="surname" value="WALLIS"/>
<interp inst="t18981121-name-176" type="given" value="ADA"/>ADA WALLIS</persName> </hi>. I live at 48, Northumberland Street, Poplar—on No
<lb/>vember 15th, I was near the King William Statue about 8.30 p.m. with a friend—I got into a crowd and saw a lady accusing the prisoner of stealing her purse—I trod on it, and said to my friend, "Here it is"—she picked it up, and passed it to the prosecutrix—it was lying about two yards from the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I work at a confectioner's—I left work about 8.20—I had come over London Bridge, and was going home towards Fenchurch Street—I work in the Marshalsea Road.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18981121-name-177" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE SULLIVAN</persName> </hi> (552
<hi rend="italic">City</hi>). On October 15th I was near the King William Statue about 8.45—I was called by the conductor, who said the prisoner was sitting near the prosecutrix, who said she had lost her purse—I asked the prosecutrix if she had seen the prisoner's hand near her pocket—she said, No"—I asked the conductor the same question, and he said "No," but he had seen her act in a suspicious manner—there was a crowd—I asked the prosecutrix if she would give her into custody—she said, "No" she was not sure she had her purse—Reed held the purse up, and said, "Here's your purse"—then the prosecutrix said, "I will give her into custody"—I took her into custody—she made no reply to the charge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prosecutrix, you, and the conductor were together when I came up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. This is the purse—it contained 1s. 7d. and two common keys.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, in her defence, said she took the omnibus for the Monu
<lb/>ment, but as it did not stop there, she got out midway between the Monument and the station, when a policeman touched tier on the shoulder, and the prosecutrix said</hi>, "
<hi rend="italic">have lost my purse, have you got it?" That she replied,"</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">have not got if," and the policeman said</hi>, "
<hi rend="italic">Will you clearage her?" She said "No" That she was asked if she was witting to be searched, and said "Certainly," and held her pocket open for the prosecutrix to put her hand in; that the policeman said something she did not hear, being deaf, and</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18981121-34a-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18981121-34a-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.**</p>
<hi rend="italic">she then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony on April</hi> 21
<hi rend="italic">st</hi> 1897,
<hi rend="italic">at the North London Sessions in the name of Jane Atkins. Other similar convictions were proved against her in various names.—
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<interp inst="t18981121-35-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing a roll of brass wire be longing to
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WHITE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18981121-name-180" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED HARRISON</persName> </hi>. I am warehouseman to Messrs. Greening and Son, of 3, Maiden Lane, metal merchants—on Saturday, November 5th, about 11.30 a.m., on going to the warehouse I noticed on the floor 4 or 5 pieces of copper wire, and that the racks were empty and a roll of brass was standing on the bench—I am the only one who cuts it up, and the place had been cleared up that week—I had seen the prisoner in Maiden Lane all the morning—when I went downstairs he looked at me and went into a court—I went back and took my cap and apron off, put my hat and coat on, and watched him for about an hour—he went up the stairs, followed by a boy—another man keeps the top floor—he said, "My good man, what do you want up here?"—the prisoner said, "Got any shav
<lb/>ings?"—I dodged in the warehouse behind the door, where the things had been missing; the prisoner looked in and went straight down the staircase—I did not know him—he walked along the lane, and I followed him in Thames Street to the corner of Maiden Lane, where he had a barrow—he looked up and again went up the staircase—I gave him plenty of time—I watched in Queen Street at the corner of Maiden Lane, where the barrow was—when I went up again he had got the roll 4 feet from the door on his shoulder—I closed the door, and said, "I wondered who you were; I will go and fetch a policeman"—I sent for a policeman—he ran upstairs, and the police officer arrested him coming down—I had met him with this roll of wire on his shoulder—it weighs about 1 cwt. and is 22 inches wide.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner</hi>. You took it off the bench about 3 ft. or 4 ft., and was carrying it off—afterwards I turned the key, but you would never have been out of the warehouse if I had turned it before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. I sent a clerk for a policeman—he was arrested within a few minutes—when I first missed the wire it had been taken out of the rack, ready to be carried off.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18981121-name-181" type="given" value="ALBERT BARNARD"/>ALBERT BARNARD CROWDER</persName> </hi>. I am agent for Messrs. Greening and Sons, 3, Maiden Lane—the prisoner had no right in the warehouse; he was not employed there—he never had been—the value of the wire was £7 or £8 in trade.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18981121-name-182" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HARRIS</persName> </hi> (606
<hi rend="italic">City</hi>). I was called to these premises—I took the prisoner into custody on the stairs—he said, "I do not know what this man is thinking about; he must be mad," referring to Harrison—I told him he would have to go to the station with me—he was charged at the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When coming down the stairs you had nothing upon you—the wire was lying on the bench when I arrested you—it was</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner sworn</hi>.) I was in Thomas Street looking for waste paper—I was stopped by a in an I have known three or four years, who asked me if I bought old metal—I said I did not, but promised. I would look at some when I had finished my waste-paperwork, and I met him afterwards in the Crown and Sugarloaf public house—he wanted 3(1/2)d. for 9lb.—I said I could not buy it but would take it to a man who would—I am not guilty of stealing this roll—I never touched a thing—I never so much as placed a finger on any article—I went to the top floor to a man I have dealt with for years to get waste paper—I am a waste paper dealer—this man I met brought a sample of copper wire and placed it on a barrow—as I was going towards the New Cut I showed him the place where he would most likely dispose of it; a Mr. Cole who bought stuff—he promised to meet me again the same evening and I went at 4 p.m., when the man brought four more rolls out of this stuff and came with me to my own shop—he received the money and gave me 11s. for my trouble—I sold the lot to Cole—there are two charges—I appreciate I am on oath—I am not guilty of this charge—why did not the witness charge me at once?—my barrow was not outside; it was in another part of the street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was convicted in November, 1876, at Middlesex Sessions for wounding a horse, and sentenced to seven years' penal ser
<lb/>vitude; in January, 1883, at Middlesex Sessions, for stealing a clock, and sentenced to eighteen months' hard labour; at the same sessions in August, 1886, of fraud, and sentenced to ten calendar months; at this Court in July, 1887, of stealing a clock and sentenced to eighteen calendar months; at the North London Sessions in November, 1896, of stealing a mail cart and sentenced to six calendar months; at the South London Sessions in June, 1897, of stealing lead, and sentenced to nine calendar months; at Clerkenwell, in June last, of theft and sentenced to three calendar months; and twice as a rogue and vagabond.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at St. Mary, Newington, on June</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1897.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. O'CONNOR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CHADDERTON</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">The evidence was interpreted to the prisoner</hi>.)</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Interpreted</hi>). I am 25 years of age—I came from Metz—I arrived in London on September 22nd at 5.40 a.m. at Victoria Railway Station—I tried to get a situation, and in case of failing I in
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<lb/>quaintance of two Frenchmen—they led me into a workshop, to see</p>
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<p>whether anyone was required—that was the day I arrived—I first saw the prisoner about 7 the same evening, when these men conducted me to an office where the prisoner was writing—a third man dictated to the prisoner an agreement with me for a situation—I then handed over to the chief of this office the certificate of the Russian railway shares, value 2,000 marks of 2,500 francs, as security for moneys I might have to collect in this situation of steward, which I was to have on a steamer—I was to superintend everything and to have the key of cellar—then the head clerk sent the prisoner to ask the master whether that would be sufficient security—the prisoner went out and after a short while returned and said it was not sufficient—I then handed him four 100-franc banknotes—then he sent the prisoner again to inquire whether that would be enough—he came back and said, "Yes"—then I signed an agreement—there was an agreement first made out, but they asked me to sign another—then the three Frenchmen, the accused, and I went to supper the prisoner slept in the same bed that night in a room the two Frenchmen I had first met had taken for me—the next morning the head clerk handed us each 5s. for the expenses of the day—the next few days the prisoner and I walked about London—the head clerk had given the prisoner a slip of paper, upon which I supposed he had some com
<lb/>mission—I remained in the same room four days, but the accused re
<lb/>mained on after I had left—then the men took another room for me at another house—the first house was 65, Cumberland Street, and the second at 8, Colchester Street—the prisoner had seen the information about me in the office, and I had shown his what money I had still left—I had the receipts from the bank with me, of the money I deposited at the bank at Thionville, which is thirty kilometers from Metz—the prisoner told me have my money sent over here—he said I could be in a position to buy tobacco in Belgium and to resell it here much dearer, as he, the prisoner, had already in this way gained 7,000 francs—I said, "No," I would not have my money come very here, and I would not meddle with smuggling—the next Sunday the manager of the office, in the prisoner's presence, said to me in German that as I knew German as well I should have a better situation, where I could earn more, but that I should have to give double security, not less than 6,000 francs, as purser on the steamship "Aurania," of the Conrad Line—I agreed to the suggestion—then the manager told me I must let my money come over here, and instructed the prisoner and another man to go with me to find out how the money could be remitted—the next day the prisoner, I, and another man went at the Credit Lyonnais where one of the employes said, in the prisoner's presence, he was not sure whether the money could he had over here—the prisoner suggested that a telegram should be sent, and ultimately 2,290 marks were remitted, which allowing for the difference in exchange, is about £108—it was in two receipts—I signed this paper—(
<hi rend="italic">An authority to Henry Glenard to cash the remainder of the wilness's deposit at Thionville</hi>)—we sent a telegram, and a reply came that I should have to write first—then the prisoner dictated a letter which I wrote at once—after getting the money I went back to my room and the manager, the prisoner, and another man attended—we entered into this</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Dated 22nd December</hi>, 1898,
<hi rend="italic">for service as purser on the s.s. "Aurania" at £20 a month with first-class accommodation and privileges on the witness depositing</hi> 6,000
<hi rend="italic">francs as a guarantee, upon which interest was to be paid every six months at three percent, per annum</hi>.)—the man gave me a letter to the captain of the ship—there were three envelopes con
<lb/>taining the agreement for the general manager of the company and these two American notes (
<hi rend="italic">Repudiated Confederate Staffs notes dated Septem
<lb/>ber</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1861,
<hi rend="italic">for</hi> $50,
<hi rend="italic">and October</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1862,
<hi rend="italic">for</hi> $100.)—and this print (
<hi rend="italic">A copy of the Act to amend the Vagrancy Act</hi>.)—I had parted with 5,590 francs up to this time on the faith of getting the appointment—the prisoner then came into the room, and we all had supper together—I had only 3s. 6d. left and that they took from me—they took me in a cab into a French restaurant, where I saw all the men, the prisoner, and another Frenchman I have not seen before—I have since passed the restaurant with the police—after we left the restaurant we took a cab and went to Waterloo Station, and from there we went to Southampton the same evening—there the accused engaged a room at the Alliance Hotel—the next day we went for a walk by the sea where we met a Frenchman and an Italian—the prisoner then told me to return to the hotel, as he had business to transact with them which did not concern me—the prisoner went with the two others, and I returned to the hotel—it was 11 o'clock, and I remained till 3 p.m., when the three returned with another Frenchman whom I had seen at the restaurant—the prisoner said the Frenchman and the Italian were to go to New York as well as I, and that they would fetch me the next day, but he and the Frenchman were to return to London—they went to London, and the prisoner paid for my supper and my room for the night—I waited for the two gentle
<lb/>men, but they never came till 10; they had promised to come at 7—they said the steamer would not leave that day, but would leave the day after—I wanted to remain in the same room, but the hotel proprietor would not allow me, and I went to the Hotel Continental and remained—the other two did not come—then I wanted to cash these two notes (
<hi rend="italic">The worthless American greenbacks</hi>.)—ad I had no more money left, but they wanted to put me in prison—then I borrowed a sovereign of the landlord, leaving my hand-bag, returned to London, and went to the police—I went back to the same room—I called at the Credit Lyonnais to ascertain whether the balance had already been cashed and told them everything—I got some of it—I next saw the prisoner after he had been arrested on October 14th.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I met the prisoner alone—the manager gave me the introduction to the office—they addressed the head' clerk as Gustave—he was in a public-house where I had to meet the manager at 6 o'clock, but the head clerk came—in the office first the head clerk wanted fifty francs for himself—I met the head clerk at the public-house and then returned to the office where the agreement was signed—there were three in the office—when I got there first only the prisoner was there—I was not em
<lb/>ployed in the office as a clerk with the prisoner—they gave me 5s. by an engagement which the prisoner wrote—the prisoner was present when I signed the agreement—I do not know whether he wrote it—I only had 5s. one day—by the first engagement the prisoner should have come with</p>
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