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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>MOORE, MAYOR.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990206-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, February 6th, 1899, and following days,</p>
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<interp inst="t18990206-name-2" type="given" value="HORATIO"/>SIR HORATIO DAVIES</persName> </hi>, KC.M.G., M.P., on behalf of the
<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi> (absent through illness); the Hon. Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">GAINSFORD BRUCE</hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of the High Court; Sir
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<interp inst="t18990206-name-5" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH RENALS</persName> </hi>, Bart., Aldermen of the said City; the Right Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t18990206-name-6" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HALL</persName> </hi>, Q.C., K.C.M.G., M.P., Recorder of the said City; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOSEPH COCKFIELD DIMSDALE</hi>, Knt.,
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<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM PURDIE TRELOAR</hi>, Esq.,
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<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS BOON CROSBY</hi>, Esq., other of the Aldermen of the said City; and Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">FORREST FULTON</hi>, Knt., Q.C., Common Serjeant of the said City; Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990206-name-14" type="given" value="CLIFFORD"/>CLIFFORD PROBYN</persName> </hi>, J.P.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">CLARENCE RICHARD HALSE</hi>. Esq.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MOORE, MAYOR. FOURTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—a dagger</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are knowm to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, February</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1899.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorded.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SOPER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Conolly.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18990206-name-28" type="given" value="MICHAEL"/>MICHAEL SHEA</persName> </hi>. I am a fitter's labourer, of 28, Halferman Crescent—on December 25th I was out with my wife—I saw some men knocking an old man about, and I said, "You don't want to kick the old gentle
<lb/>man; why don't you let him go?"—Then Johnson struck me, and some of the others knocked me down—Johnson kicked me—before I met these people I had 7s. 7d.—when they knocked me down one held my hands, and Conolly took the money out of my pocket—I got up and they ran away—I saw them again; about 12 of them came to the Wingfield Arms—I was laid up from their violence.</p>
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<lb/>ing with a bottle—she only had a baby in her arms; she did not hold the baby to get punched.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
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<interp inst="t18990206-name-29" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE SHEA</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of the last witness—on December 25th I was outside the Wingfield with my husband—there were a lot of men fighting about an old man—my husband said he would be ashamed to knock an old man about—Johnson knocked my husband down then—Conolly was with him—when my husband left home he had 8s. on him—he had paid for two or three drinks.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Johnson</hi>, The policeman did not take hold of my husband—he did not have two or three fights that afternoon; he had been at home with me all the morning—he had not been to the Wing-field Arms at one o'clock—we were not drunk—my husband did not interfere with two lads, or knock anybody down—he did not have a fight—I did not try to hit a lad on the head with a bottle—the lad did not strike me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BUBNIE</hi>. I saw Conolly there—I did not notice if he had anything in his hand—I saw the men knock my husband down and hold him down.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990206-name-30" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED GABPENTER</persName> </hi> (411
<hi rend="italic">G</hi>). At 7.30 on Christmas evening the prosecutor made a communication to me—I went into the Lamb's Conduit public-house—the prosecutor pointed the prisoners out to me, and charged them with stealing his money—I took them into custody-Johnson said, "I do not mind being charged with the assault, but I do not like being charged with stealing the prosecutor's money"—he said to the prosecutor, "I will do for you when I get over this"—he had some money on him—the prosecutor was perfectly sober.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Johnson.</hi> I wrote down what you said in my book—I did not take hold of Shea—he was inside the public-house, out he came in with me, and he complained to me and another policeman.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">W. SPARBULL</hi> (392
<hi rend="italic">G</hi>). I was with the last witness—I took Conolly—he made no statement—I took him to the station—in reply to the charge he said, "I was there and saw it done, but I did not do anything"—I saw the prosecutor and his wife there; they were perfectly sober.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18990206-name-31" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18990206-name-31" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED GABPENTER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>), Mrs. Shea was perfectly sober-Johnson, before the Magistrate, said, "I am innocent, except just striking the man."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18990206-name-32" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN JOHNSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner</hi>). Between 1 and 1.30 on Christmas Day we went into the Wingfield Arms to get some beer—there were about eleven of us—there were two lads quarrelling—Shea went up and</p>
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<p>said sometihmg, which made them start fighting—somebody said, "it is nothing to do with you," and Shea knocked him down—they had a fair fight—they were both on the ground, and Shea had a bottle and hit the boy on the head—a policeman came up, and was going to take Shea into custody, but his wife said she would take him away—he went away, and returned with four or five men to fight—Shea picked out a little lame fellow—I said to Shea, "Leave him alone he cannot help himself—Shea said, "What is the matter with you?" and hit me; I hit him back—they went away—we went into another public-house, and Shea came in and said, "I am going to charge you, but if you give me 5s. 6d. I will let it drop"—Conolly said, "I have not got a halfpenny in my pocket"—the policeman came over and said, "Are these them?"—Shea said, "Yes," and we were taken to the station—I never kicked him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My attention was first called to the prosecutor when he was fighting; he was not sober—the policeman was going to take the prosecutor into custody, but his wife said, "Give him a chance," and he said, "All right, take him away," and they got him away—I have not always been known as Johnson; I was called John Buley at one time—I was convicted under that name on January 18th last year, that was for being concerned with others in breaking into a house—there were pre
<lb/>vious convictions against me then—I got twelve months then—in 1892 I got twelve months for stealing from the person in the name of John Ruley—in October, 1892, I had two months for stealing—in February, 1893, I was sent to a reformatory for ten days—since the last sentence of twelve months I have had three months for being in possession of housebreaking instruments in the name of John Ruley.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990206-name-33" type="given" value="STEPHEN"/>STEPHEN CONOLLY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Johnson</hi>). I am Conolly's brother—I saw the beginning, but not the end of this row—I did not see any
<lb/>body strike an old gentleman—I saw a lad strike Mrs. Shea, and I walked up and took a part for hitting a woman—I did not see you kick Shea—I did not see five or six setting on Shea—a policeman sent Shea and his wife away; this was about 3.25—Shea said he was going to find some of his pals to come back and pay those who struck him—I did not see him come back; I was not there—I did not see you and Johnson have a fight—when Shea came out of the public-house he was drunk, and said he would hit the first one who came round; and Shea struck me two blows in the face for defending ills wife—I do not know if Mrs. Shea was drunk.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Shea said there was a drunken row—two young men were fighting, and Shea said, "Let them have fair play;" and then another lad struck him on the face and knocked him on the back of his head—I do not know who he was—when the row started there were about thirty people there—nobody robbed Shea, if they had I must have Men it—I am an improver in the plaster trade; I live with my brother—when Shea was on the ground my brother was standing on the kerb outside the public-house—he was not near Shea; he was about twenty yards away.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990206-name-34" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN PUNTER</persName> </hi>. I did not see any fight—I saw Conolly and Johnson and I said, "Go away;" and they went away.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990206-name-35" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990206-name-35" type="surname" value="CONOLLY"/>
<interp inst="t18990206-name-35" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CONOLLY</persName> </hi>. I am a plasterer, and Conolly's brother—I heard</p>
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<p>She say he would fight everybody one at a time—I did not know that my brother was there then—Shea was not sober—a constable came up and told him to go away—it was not Carpenter or Sparrull—I saw Shea go home and Conolly went into Rodney Street—he was sober—Shea never complained of any robbery—I went into my house again, and about 3.15 I heard a police whistle, and went out and saw a crowd of youths holding the prisoners, whom Mr. Shea was answering in regard to this fight—I said, "It is neither of these men"—there was a crowd there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990206-name-36" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD CONOLLY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner</hi>). I was in the Wingfield Arms on this day—when I came out I had a gallon jar full of ale—I did not see Shea knocked down—I took no part in attacking Shea—I did not take any money from his pocket—I was three or four yards from the fight—I was on the kerb—I saw all the best part of the fight.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Shea was drunk—the policeman told him and Mrs. Shea to go away—Mrs. Shea was not drunk.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I was taken to the station—I did not sign anything—T do not know if I said, "I was there and see it done"—I did not see Shea on the ground—I did not see any robbery done.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Johnson's Defence</hi>: "I am innocent. I only struck him in self
<hi rend="largeCaps">CONOLLY</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHNSON</hi>
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<interp inst="t18990206-158-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">He then Pleaded Guilty to a conviction of felony at Clerkenwell on January 19th, 1897, and four other convictions were proved against him.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, February</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1899.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18990206-name-40" type="given" value="MARGARET"/>MARGARET IRELAND</persName> </hi>. I keep a general shop at Worston Street, Goswell Road—on January 20th the prisoner came in for 1d. worth of acid tablets—I said, "I do not keep them"—she bought a tin of condensed milk, price</p>
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<p>2d., and gave me a half-crown; I put it in my purse and gave her the change and she left—Maunder came in and I spoke to him—my shop is about 200 yards from Mr. Jeffreys.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990206-name-41" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT ALLEN</persName> </hi> (216
<hi rend="italic">G</hi>). On January 20th I was called and saw Maunder detaining the prisoner; he went away to get the money, and retained with a half-crown—she was charged at the station with uttering counterfeit coin—she said, "All right," and that she had no address and slept last night on a door stop—I received a purse containing a florin and four penny pieces.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990206-name-42" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH ROSE</persName> </hi>. I searched the prisoner at the station—she said, "It is my first offence. I gave two half-crowns, and the change for one is in my parse," and that she dept with a man the night before, and no doubt got the coins from him"—I found no broken pieces.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence</hi>, I did not know they were bad.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990206-159-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18990206-name-46" type="given" value="JACK"/>JACK STONE</persName> </hi>. I was in this shop on the night of January 24th, and heard what was said and saw what took place—I followed him out; he walked pretty fast and went into a urinal aboat three minutes' walk from the shop—I saw a constable and gave him in charge—he was brought back to the shop, and I saw some coppers and two more bad shillings found on him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990206-name-47" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SILVEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>, 343). On the night of January 24th I arrested the prisoner in a urinal, at Stone's request; I took him back to the shop, and found two bad shillings, a good sixpence, and eighteen pawn tickets—he said nothing—he made no reply to the charge at the station, and refused his address—I went back to the urinal, and found in the trough these two pieces of broken shilling.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, stated that he took the coins in selling flowers.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18990206-name-52" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE ROLFE</persName> </hi> (301
<hi rend="italic">X</hi>). On January 13th, about 2.30, I was in the high road at Hayes, and heard a noise in the White Hart public-house—I kept observation till 3.50, when the two prisoners came oyer the wall into the wain road—I called to Constable Brown to stop them, and saw Hicks put up his hand to throw something over the wall of Weston Lodge—I told them I should take them in custody for coming over tht wall of the White Hart—Brown said, "No, we have come from Uxbridge—I took them to the station, and found on Brown three sixpences, a piece of candle, and a box of matches, and on Hicks 9 1/2 d, in bronze, a box of matches, and a horseshoe nail—they were going in the direction of London—they had got 180 yards when they were stopped—the wall leads into the stable yard.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Hicks.</hi> I was concealed thirty-five yards from you.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Brown.</hi> Brown had hardly stopped before I was upon you—I saw him go along the middle of the road when I was concealed.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">K</hi>). On January 13th, about 2.50 a.m., I was in the high road, Hayes, about 150 yards from the White Hart, and heard the two prisoners walking at about six miles an hour—it was between a ran and a walk—Roberts called to me, and I stopped the prisoners—Roberts came up and asked them where they came from—they said from Uxbridge—he said "You came over the White Hart wall, I shall take you to the station"—they said, "You have made a mistake."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Hicks.</hi> My light was turned off, but when Brown called me I turned it on—I had gone by four or five minutes before—I heard you coming about a minute and a-half before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Brown.</hi> I could not see the White Hart, I was 150 yards from it—I could see about fifty yards down the road, but not to see a man—I did not see either of you wave your bands—I stopped you a minute or a minute and a half after I first heard you coming—you were about five yards from me when I turned my light on—it is a general rule to do so on a country road in the dark.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police-Sergeant 29 X</hi>). I was on duty at Hayes Station when the prisoners were brought in—Rolfe said that he brought them in for coming over the wall of the White Hart—they both said that he had made a mistake, that they had come from Uxbridge—he asked them what time they left Uxbridge—they said that they did not know—I went to the White Hart—the bar parlour sash window had been opened by some blunt instrument, and they had got in and forced the door leading into the bar, where I found the till on the floor, and a halfpenny in it—I went to Weston Lodge, and found these pliers about five yards from the road—they exactly fit the marks on the window—I got the prisoners' names and addresses, but nothing was known about them at either place.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Hicks.</hi> I found the pliers about 7 a.m.—I saw some paint on them before I tried them—I found this wedge (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) just below the window.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Brown.</hi> It was possible for the pliers to have been thrown there after you were arrested—the silver was 6d. short of what the landlord said he had lost.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990206-name-55" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HEATH</persName> </hi>. I am proprietor of the White Hart, Hayes—on February 12th I went to bed about 11.30, having fastened all the doors and windows—I left in the till five sixpences and about 2s. 6d. in bronze and £1 worth of silver on the shelf in half-crowns and silver, and some bronze and sixpences; there was two 10s. worths of silver—the prisoners came in that night abort 10.30, and left at 11—I was roused about 3 a.m. by Rolfe—I went down and found the window open leading into the back yard, and the glass removed—that window was locked when I went to bed—I went into the bar and found the till on the floor, and the box of the lock had been forced open—Taylor came next day with a pair of pliers with paint then on them—I tried them on the window
<lb/>sill and they fitted—I also missed three half-pounds of "Old Brigade" tobacco like this—I found these papers outside the window.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Brown.</hi> The money found on you was within a halfpenny of what I lost, 22s. 6d.—the window cannot be seen from the road unless the gates are open—they were locked, but they had been open that day.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner</hi>). I live at 23, Bloxham Road, Hanwell—on the afternoon of the 12th I met the other prisoner—we went and had a drink—I told him I had heard of some work, and we went on together—he pulled out a half-sovereign and said, "I will change this in case I lose it"—we went to a public-house and had two or three glasses, and went to the Crown public-house about 10 o'clock, and then to the White Hart, and got into conversation with two other men—we came oat about 11 o'clock, and I said, "It is not much use going further, it is so cold"—we turned back, and Constable Brown stopped us, and asked where we had come from—I said, "From Uxbridge"—he said, "I think you came over the White Hart wall."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I gave a false address because I was afraid of my friends knowing that I was looked up—if we had walked back to Uxbridge we should have to pass the White Hart—we did not see Rolfe—we went about five miles past the White Horse—I don't know how far Uxbridge is from the White Hart—it was easy for me to say that we came from Ux bridge, but I do not know where it is—my name is Tew, not Hicks, but I gave that name because I did not want my friends to know.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner</hi>). I live at Ivy Bank, Bishops Road, Han
<lb/>well—about 6 o'clock I saw the other prisoner, and said, "Where have you been all day?"—he told me and said, "There is no luck, come and have a drink"—I went with him and said, "How much have you got?"—he said, "25
<hi rend="italic">bob</hi> "—I said, "I have only 5s.," but I picked up a half-sovereign—we went and had some drink; we had a glass of ale at the Crown, and then went to the White Hart, and about 10.30 we were talk
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I gave a false address because my people are very respectable, and I did not want them to know—I had about 25s. on me when I met Hicks—we had drink, which I paid for—I then went to Han well, but we went home first; and then went and had a couple of glasses of mild and bitter, that was 3d. for two—we paid for one each, and then went to Southwell and had some bread and cheese, which came to 5d., and I paid with a two-shilling piece—we went from Southwell to Hayes—I think I paid 3d. at the Crown because I had the most of the money—I spent 3d. at the White Hart—if I had known I was going to be charged I would have taken down the names of the houses I stopped at.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. I found the piece of candle in a w.c.—I do not work at the White Hart, but I thought there was a chance of getting work in the morning—I got the money by selling a bicycle.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MRS. O'BRIEN</hi>. I am Brown's mother—his name is John O'Brien—he left home about 7.30; he had a handful of money—he had borrowed a few pence from me the day before, and said, "Here is what I borrowed of you," and I saw more money in his hand—he did not say where he got it, and I did not ask him—he had pawned a bicycle some weeks before, and after that he borrowed some money of me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He has not been doing any regular work lately—he did not say where he was going that night—no one was with him in my house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Brown's Defence.</hi> The window must have been broken by some local person who knew how to get in—it is quite possible we passed the police-men without knowing it, because it was a rough and stormy night; he was concealed, so he could not see where we came from.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">They then Pleaded Guilty to previous convictions; Hicks at Westminster, on April 11th, 1891, and Brown, at Brentford, on November 14th, 1892. Three other convictions were proved against Hicks.</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, February</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1899.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Bruce.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Y</hi>). I am stationed at Wood Green—on January 19th, about 9.15 a.m., I was called to where the last witness was detain
<lb/>ing the prisoner—he said that she had wilfully set fire to his shed—I asked her if she heard what he said—she said "Yes"—I told her I should take her into custody—she made no reply—I did not notice that she had had any drink, or that she smelt of drink; she seemed sober enough—at the station she was charged in the usual way—she made no reply—I told her the charge would be written down—she said, "I did do it, and I mean to do something worse before the day is out"—I searched her, and found on her this box of matches—it contained about a dozen—I found no money.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990206-name-69" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990206-name-69" type="surname" value="HILL"/>
<interp inst="t18990206-name-69" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD HILL</persName> </hi>. I am sub
<lb/>engineer of the Fire Brigade at Wood Green—on January 19th, at two minutes past eight, I received a call, and found this wooden shed well alight; a lot of flames were coming from the roof; I eventually extinguished them—I have had two years' experience of fires—the place had been alight about ten minutes—hay and straw soon get alight—the shed was tarred all over—it had a flat roof—it could have been set fire to by anyone throwing in a light in passing the door—the door was in two parts, and was partially open.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner before the Magistrate, and in her defence, said</hi>; "I am very sorry."</p>
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<interp inst="t18990206-165-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">She then Pleaded Guilty to a conviction of larceny on April</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1879,
<hi rend="italic">and other convictions were proved, on one occasion she was sentenced to five years' penal servitude, and many convictions for drunken
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<interp inst="t18990206-165-punishment-14" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-165-18990206 t18990206-165-punishment-14"/>.—Three Years' Penal Servitude</rs>.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">For other cases tried this day see Surrey cases</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, February</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1899.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended both Prisoners.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18990206-name-73" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR MAY</persName> </hi>. I am carman io Arthur Cook and Co., of London Lane—on December 14th, about 11.30, I was in the lane with a barrow containing shirting value about £15, and Poole, who was a stranger to me, came out of a house and said, "Will you oblige me by taking a telegram? here is 6d. for it, and 6d. for yourself"—before I got to the telegraph office I turned round, and saw Poole walking across the road—I went to the telegraph office and ran back, and my barrow was gone—I saw Poole walking away very calmly; and Thompson, who has been con
<lb/>victed, was pulling the barrow, and Wakeman was at the side of it, making as much haste as they could—Thompson
<hi rend="italic">came at me</hi>, and I fell backwards—they ran away—I ran after them, and arrested Thompson—on January 20th I was in a van in Hackney Road, and saw the two prisoners—I followed them in the van for three-quarters of an hour, and saw them stop several barrows—the last was a foreigner, and Poole went up a court and down some steps, and took off his hat and spoke to a foreigner—Wakeman was waiting round a corner for the barrow—I called a policeman—he took Wakeman—Poole ran away and threw down some telegraph forms—he was taken.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was not certain at first that Wakeman was the man I saw on December 14th; he had a brown suit on and was altered very much—I had never seen him before December 14th.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990206-name-74" type="surname" value="LINDSEY"/>
<interp inst="t18990206-name-74" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE LINDSEY</persName> </hi> (456
<hi rend="italic">J</hi>). On January 20th I was in Three Colt Lane and saw Poole running; he threw away these papers (
<hi rend="italic">Telegram forms</hi>) and this farthing in this envelope—I caught him; he said, "You b——, I will rip you up."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18990206-name-75" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990206-name-75" type="surname" value="ROLFE"/>
<interp inst="t18990206-name-75" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK ROLFE</persName> </hi> (591
<hi rend="italic">J</hi>). On January 20th I was outside Cambridge Heath Station at 11.45, and from what I heard I went through Bethnal Green Road and saw Arthur May driving very furiously—I got into a van with another officer and drove to Cambridge Heath and saw the prisoners—I jumped out of the van and took Wakeman—he said, "You have made a mistake; I was not with that man"—Poole got away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> May hesitated at first at the station about Wakeman,. but ten minutes afterwards he said that he was the man.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990206-name-76" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990206-name-76" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990206-name-76" type="surname" value="LONG"/>
<interp inst="t18990206-name-76" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR LONG</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective J</hi>). On January 20th I was at Bethnal Green Police-station, ana told the prisoners the charge—Wakeman said "No one has identified me yet"—I said, "Yes, they have; the boy identifies you"—when he was charged he said, "I am as innocent as you are."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990206-name-77" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990206-name-77" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990206-name-77" type="surname" value="WAKEMAN"/>
<interp inst="t18990206-name-77" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WAKEMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner</hi>). On December 14th, about 11.10 a.m., I met my friend Mr. Turner in Whitechapel Road—we had several drinks, and opposite Whitechapel Church he showed me a receipt, dated the 13th, for a suit for which he had been measured—I stopped with him three-quarters of an hour—he left me, saying that he had to go to</p>
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<p>work—it is not true that I was seen with this barrow that morning at 11.25—the policeman has told a lie, but I was with Poole in Hackney Road that day.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am Poole's brother-in-law—I met him at the corner of Hackney Road, and saw him stop and talk to a costermonger—I did not see him with a barrow, or talking to Arthur May—I deny absolutely being anywhere near Hackney Road on the morning of the 14th—I have only one suit of clothes—I wore that all the time, and have it on now—the 14th was on a Wednesday—I was arrested fire weeks afterwards—I wore this suit all the time between—I asked the detective on what day of the week the 14th was, and he said he could not tell me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The police told one lie; I said, "What is it for?"—he said, "You will see what it is for when I get the other one"—I say that it is perjury for him to say that I said, "I am as innocent as you are; I was not with him"—I had not been told what the charge was then—I did not say, "Tou have made a mistake; I was not with him"—I said that I was not with May; I thought May was an accused person—Turner was the friend who spoke to me about the suit of clothes—the friend whose name I could not remember a minute ago is my own brother-in-law.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18990206-name-78" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS TURNER</persName> </hi>. I am a gas-fitter, of 18, George Street, London Fields, and am Wakeman's brother-in-law—on Wednesday, December 14th, about 11.10, I met him opposite Whitechapel Church, and we went into a public-house; I left him at 11 50, and said, "I must be getting to work"—I got a receipt from Spirling for the 3s. I had paid him the day before, and he took it back when I paid the last instalment, and gave me the other.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not advise the prisoner to go to that particular tailor, but he went there—I know May; he used to wear another suit on Sundays—he went away at the same time as me—there is a clock there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I was first asked whether I could remember this before the Magistrate—I never went out on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, or Saturday—I had three drinks of ale that evening.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WAKEMAN</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>.
<hi rend="italic">Both prisoners were charged with previous convictions at Clerkenwell, Poole on March 2nd, 1897, as James King, and Wakeman on November 16th, 1896. Six convictions were proved against Poole, and four against Wakeman.</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">POOLE</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Five Years' Penal Servi
<lb/>tude.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WAKEMAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18990206-166-punishment-16" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18990206-166-punishment-16" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-166-18990206 t18990206-166-punishment-16"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM PAYNE</hi> (38)</persName> and
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<interp inst="t18990206-name-81" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990206-name-81" type="surname" value="HICKMAN"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18990206-167-offence-1 t18990206-name-81"/>Arthur Hickman</persName>, to which </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PAYNE</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18990206-167-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18990206-167-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY </rs>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. P. A. SMITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MB. GEOGEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990206-name-82" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990206-name-82" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990206-name-82" type="surname" value="TRIBBLE"/>
<interp inst="t18990206-name-82" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN TRIBBLE</persName> </hi>. I am general foreman to Arthur Hickman, who trades as Munday and Son, Catherine House, Star Lane—he had been having brioks in every day except Friday—Payne was employed removing them from West Kensington Station to Fulham Road—a cart holds about 340, value about 26s.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990206-name-83" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990206-name-83" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990206-name-83" type="surname" value="BURTON"/>
<interp inst="t18990206-name-83" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD BURTON</persName> </hi>. I am under foreman to Mr. Hickman—I was in charge of the works—on December 24th Payne was engaged in carting bricks for my master from West Kensington to Fulham Road—he came to</p>
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<p>me, and I asked him if he had finished his truck; he said, "Yes, and four loads"—I suspected him and watched him, and saw him load another load; I spoke to Robertson, a policeman, and we followed him to Gunners bury, and into a field where building operations were going on by Mr. Carr—he began unloading them, and I asked him why he brought the bricks there; he made no answer, and I gave him in charge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The only opening to the estate is a slip panel in Hill
<lb/>crest Road, I believe—there was a stack of about 18,000 bricks of a different kind there, on one side of the cartway—the concrete was there for the foundations of two houses ready for bricks to be put in—I did not see any of our bricks in the foundation of those two houses—Carr invited me to go over the estate, and see if I could find a single brick of ours except at the stack—he took a candle into the cellar, and said that if I could see a brick of mine there he would have it cut out—I did not see one which I could identify either in the finished or the unfinished houses; the only bricks of ours were standing against the 18,000 bricks; but some of them were stacked in them and not distinct from them; they were in the centre, there were eight
<hi rend="italic">bolts</hi> in front of them and seven
<hi rend="italic">bolts</hi> behind—1000 bricks had been taken away on the 28th, and these were put in the centre—I only saw those of Saturday—I found a
<hi rend="italic">bolt</hi> in the middle of 1,000 bricks—Cecil Longhurst was in Mr. Carr's employ when he was called at the police-court, after which he asked for a job and is now in my employer's service—I did not see Payne speak to anyone—he was arrested while he was unloading them—they are made by machinery—I have heard of Rayner, a brick merchant, and Dean.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> These are used for foundations and for inside work—these cellars had been built about three weeks—I do not think that any of our bricks were taken before December 21st—I had never seen Longhurst before—I followed the cart on December 24th, and saw Longhurst on the ground—Payne was taken before the Magistrate on the Monday, and Longhurst gave evidence that day—he was not taken into the employ
<lb/>ment till about a fortnight after he had given his evidence—a day or two after I took the 1,000 bricks, about 61 more bricks were taken out—there were no bricks there then like these.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. A practical man could see these bricks in the centre of the stack, they were a little bit lighter—I did not seek Longhurst out; he asked me for employment and I said that he could come.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990206-name-84" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990206-name-84" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990206-name-84" type="surname" value="ROBINSON"/>
<interp inst="t18990206-name-84" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR ROBINSON</persName> </hi> (640
<hi rend="italic">T</hi>). On December 24th, about 2.30, I went with Burton to Carr's building ground in Gunnersbury Lane, and saw Payne take a cart
<lb/>load of bricks into the enclosure—he spoke to Long-hurst, and commenced unloading them—Burton gave him into my custody; he was brought before a Magistrate the next Monday, and made a statement, and also to me, after which I went to Carr's house in Addison Gardens, and told him I should take him in custody for stealing bricks and receiving them, knowing them to be stolen—he said, "I do not even know the man; I am entirely innocent"—I took him to the station, and in the morning I said to him, "The man is in custody, and your lad Longhurst was there,' and in the afternoon I arrested him—he said, "I admit two loads were shot there last week; I do not know who put them there; I expected someone would have come for them before this"—they</p>
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<p>were taken away on the 28th, and Carr said, "You can see they are not concealed; they were packed up like that before you came"—he also said that they could not be got oat, bat they were got out—on January 2nd, in the corridor of the Police-court before we went in, Carr said to Payne, "If you say you don't know me, and I get out of this I will allow your mistress 20s. a week till you come out"—he also said that he sent a message to him by May that he would allow his mistress 15s. a week while he was away if he would say that he had never seen Carr—there was no reply.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have only been to see May once—I did not subpoena, him for the prosecution—he is not here to my knowledge; he was asked to attend—I did not ask the Magistrate whether I should subpoena him—I knew that two loads had been shot before Payne mentioned it; Payne did not tell me, I was on the premises and saw the bricks—he said, I admit two loads were shot there last week—Carr gave me all the informa
<lb/>tion and assistance after he found that the bricks were identified—the assistance was, telling his men to remove them—I could see that there were three different kinds of bricks there: one was a darker red than the other—Carr asked me to look round his buildings—I called at his house twice on the 26th, first at 10 a.m.—he opened the door—he said that he did not even know Payne—I did not go back before 4 o'clock and say that Payne had been remanded for a week, and he was going to pay for the bricks—I said that I must arrest him—he did not after the charge was made say that he had put the bricks on one side expecting someone to call for them—I made these notes before he left the dock—I did not make a note of what Carr said in the morning—his statement was made while he was leaving the dock.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Carr gave me no assistance till after he was charged—it was never suggested till to
<lb/>day that he gave me information before he was arrested—I had no conversation with him beyond that in the morn
<lb/>ing; he had the door half way open.</p>
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<persName id="t18990206-name-85" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990206-name-85" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t18990206-name-85" type="surname" value="HUGHES"/>
<interp inst="t18990206-name-85" type="given" value="HYRAM"/>HYRAM HUGHES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police—I nspector T</hi>). On January 7th I went to Can's ground and took possession of 61 bricks—I took the charge at the station—he said, "I admit two loads were shot there last week, but I don't know who put them there; I expected someone would come for them before this."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have been over the estate; the roads leading to it are blocked on the Uxbridge Road side—Hillcrest Road is built on on both sides, but this part of it is not blocked—there was no scaffolding pole up when I visited it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990206-name-86" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990206-name-86" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990206-name-86" type="surname" value="LONGHURST"/>
<interp inst="t18990206-name-86" type="given" value="CECIL"/>CECIL LONGHURST</persName> </hi>. I was in Carr's employ a week before Christ
<lb/>mas on the ground at Gunnersbury, where he was building—I got there about 7.30 and left about 5.30—my duty was to take the men's break
<lb/>fasts and fetch their beer—when I arrived on December 22nd I found a load of bricks on the ground, not stacked—they were not there the night before when I left at 4.30, and I was the last to leave—workmen were there when I arrived on the 22nd at 7.30 a m.—the first load was still there at 3.30, when Carr came just as they were shot out of the cart, and he said, "
<hi rend="italic">Jack</hi>, just stack them up," and they were stacked up—Payne brought another load of bricks that evening at 5.50—I was then alone—Carr was</p>
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<p>not there—I said to Payne, "Have you got a ticket?"—he ought to have had one to deliver to the person the bricks were sent to—he said, "No, I am going to see Mr. Carr to
<lb/>night at nine o'clock"—the bricks were left tipped up till the next morning, when they were all put together close to the stack—Mr. Carr said nothing about them, but in the after
<lb/>noon Sims, the foreman, told me to put them there—they were the same sort of bricks as were brought there in the early morning—I did not hear Mr. Carr give instructions to anybody—he was there all day on Friday.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have been on this job since November 5th—in Gunnersbury Road there is a slip panel into Hillcrest Road—there is no padlock on it; anybody can open it; you can pull the boards up—there was nothing to prevent any one shooting bricks there after I left—any person delivering bricks, cement or timber would enter at the slip panel, and go towards the lime shed, leaving the large stack of bricks to the right—when I went on December 22nd I saw that a load of bricks had been shot on the cartway for the cart to pass—they were taken away for the carts to pass, and put by themselves against the large stack, separately—Mr. Carr told me on Thursday morning to stack them and to put them against the stack where Rayner's bricks were—Carr was receiving bricks from Dean—the second lot were shot against the large stack, and Dean's men were delivering cart
<lb/>loads of bricks at the sametime, or Rayner's men—Dean's men took the second lot of bricks and put them in a
<hi rend="italic">bolt</hi> in the large stack, because they were in their way—Sims was the foreman of the works, And about thirty men were employed and about eight bricklayers; this job was for about seventeen houses—where the Gunnersbury Road goes into the Uxbridge Road, a large pole is stuck in the middle so that carts cannot get by, and it is stopped at the Uxbridge end and Deanhouse Gardens was stopped in the same way—a carman could not deliver bricks from the Uxbridge road side—there is a slip
<lb/>gate—if you were driving a cart there waft nothing to prevent your coming from Gunnersbury Lane into Wilcox Road—I never found a ticket; but they ought to bring one—one ticket is signed and the other given to the carman—supposing he brought a ticket the master or the foreman would sign it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. When bricks are brought in working hours the car
<lb/>man gives a ticket to the foreman—I never take tickets—there was no difficulty in moving the pole if they wanted to take bricks down there—I was engaged to attend to the workmen—I had nothing to do with the tickets.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Dean and Rayner were in the habit of bringing bricks after 5 p.m.—they would keep on and someone would stay till they finished; sometimes the foreman was there—I was sometimes there by myself when they came—Dean and Rayner's men sometimes brought tickets and sometimes not—Payne came on Saturday, about 3 p.m., and brought a load while I was there—I said nothing to him or he to me; I was down at the gate and he passed me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I was in Carr's employment when I gave evidence at the police-court, and said that I asked Payne for a ticket, and he said that he had not got one; he was going to see Mr. Carr that night—I gave Mr. Carr notice on the Saturday after I was at the police-court, and he said, "
<hi rend="italic">Jack</hi>, I am very sorry you are leaving."</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">H. HUGHES</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). The boy asked me about staying, and I said that he had better consult his father—that was after Carr had been charged.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner</hi>): Before Christmas I was in the employ of Mr. Greenham, of Hammersmith, and was engaged in carting goods to Fulham Road, and on this afternoon I took some bricks to some ground near Gunnersbury—I had taken bricks there about five o'clock on the Wednesday—nobody was there when I arrived—I shot them out eight or nine yards from the stack—next day I took another load, and asked Longhurst if Mr. Carr was in—he said, "No; he went about four o'clock"—he asked me where I brought the bricks from—I said, "They are all right, I will go and speak to Mr. Carr to
<lb/>night"—I went to Carr's house, 126, Addison Gardens, but he was not there—I went to the stack he was building at the corner, and saw him there, and asked him if he had seen a load of bricks which I took him on Wednesday—he said "No"—I told him I took another load on Thursday—he asked me if I had stacked them, or where I had shot them—I said that I shot them up close to the stack—he told me not to shoot any more, as it looked sus
<lb/>picious, and gave me a half-sovereign, and told me to see him on Satur
<lb/>day night, and he would pay me the remainder—I took more bricks on the Saturday, and was arrested—I have known Carr eight or nine months, but never worked for him—he asked me six or eight months ago if I would take some bricks to bis place, and said that he could do with them—I did not know where his job was, and he told me Gunners
<lb/>bury Lane, Apton—I saw him on the Thursday night, and asked him what he was to pay me—he said, "I do not know; what is your price?"—I said, "18s. for two loads"—he paid me 10s., and I was to call on Saturday for the rest, but did not as I was taken before the Magistrate, and Carr also, and in the waiting-room before going before the Magistrate Carr said that I was to say that I did not know him and had never seen him before, and he would allow my wife £1 a week all the time I was in prison, and whan I came out he would give me £20 to start for myself.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHRGAN</hi>. I have been employed by Green
<lb/>hams twelve months, and by Mr. Carpenter before that—six or eight months ago Carr asked me to steal bricks from my master, but I did not steal any till December—I told the Magistrate that May had bean to my wife, and made her a proposition—when I went to my master's estate at Fulham, I sometimes gave a ticket to the man at the gate, but not re
<lb/>gularly—Carr and I were not put in the same cell, nor did he say to me, "What the devil do you mean by mixing me up with these stolen bricks; you know as well as I do I know nothing about them," nor did I say, "I could not get rid of them anywhere else, and when the
<hi rend="italic">copper caught</hi> me I was on your land, and was so confused I said what I did"—I never knew men to shoot bricks on a builder's land on the chance of his buying them—I told the constable I had been put away by one of my mates—two men go with me in the cart—I did not say that I was going to see what I could get—I was trying to get a drop of beer for Christmas—I went to Carr's house, and I fancy it was his daughter I</p>
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<hi rend="italic">May was here called in</hi>)—that is the man who I say told me that I should receive £1 a week, and my wife told me that he came to her house and said he would allow her 15s. a week—May is a carman working for Mr. Greenham—I did not see May before the Magistrate—this is the first time I have done such a thing as this—Mr. Greenham was a good master and my hours were comfortable—when Carr came to me and asked me to rob a good master, I did not say, "I will give you a good hiding if you make such a proposition again"—I had been an honest man till then—Carr did not confine himself to asking me to get him bricks; he said, "Bricks or any material"—I did not understand that I was to rob ray master.</p>
<hi rend="italic">There being no evidence to corroborate the accomplice, the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">directed a verdict of</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Payne received a good character, and the prosecutor recommended him to mercy.—Judgment Respited.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, February</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1899.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). On January 23rd I examined the office at 61, Lower Thames Street—I found the glass of the window had been broken by a stick, and the catch which fastens the lock pushed back.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner produced a written defence stating that he had the things found on him from a man named Wilson, a licensed hawker, about 10 a.m. on Sunday, to take care of till 2 p.m., not knowing they were stolen; that he got over the hoarding to ease himself, and that he worked as a porter in Covent Garden Market.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant, Midland Railway Company</hi>). About 12.15 p.m. on January 19th I was in the Brent siding at Hendon, and saw the prisoner Divey carrying a bag out of the siding and place it on a costermonger's barrow on the highway—he took a bag off the barrow, and went back into the siding, picked something up, filled his bag, carried it away and placed it with the other bag—Hurling was standing at the bar
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Divey.</hi> We used the rope for shunting purposes, the string to tie the tarpaulins down, and the bolts for mending wagons, and the fishplates for the rails, then they go to scrap—I said before the</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You were working one side of the road and I the other.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990206-name-113" type="given" value="MAY"/>MAY PUSET</persName> </hi>. I live at 8, Lindsay Cottages, Edgware Road—I know the prisoner by sight—I saw him one evening in November driving a pony and cart—he had been to our house and sold some fish not long before to mother—he was drunk.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "I took the pony and barrow, and had a drop of drink, and I do not know what became of the pony and trap at the finish."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, said that the prosecutor and he were selling fish, one working one side of the road and the other the other; that he got boosed, and did not remember anything more till</hi> 8.30,
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">He then Pleaded Guilty to a conviction of felony at this Court in December</hi>, 1895,
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday and Thursday, February</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th and</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1899.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Bruce.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, February</hi> 8
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<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALFRED ROBERT SOANE</hi> </persName> and
<persName id="def2-178-18990206" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-178-18990206" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SAMUEL ROBERT BONE</hi>, </persName>
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<interp inst="t18990206-178-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="sodomy"/>Committing an act of gross indecency.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LOUIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18990206-178-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoners were admitted to bail, on the understanding that their fathers had them flogged.—Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALFRED GARDENER</hi> (31)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18990206-179-offence-1 t18990206-name-124"/>Maurice Angi</persName>, and stealing £6 15s., his money.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LOUIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18990206-name-125" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18990206-name-125" type="given" value="MAURICE"/>MAURICE ANGI</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Interpreted</hi>). I am a ship's cook, and live at 6, Archer Street, Shaftesbury Avenue—on January 13th I went to Green's Shipping Office, East India Docks, to be paid off, and the prisoner went there at the same time—I had never seen him before—we went and had two or three drinks—he said that a friend of his who was engaged in the shipping office was coming when they were paid off, and asked if I had a room—I said, "Yes"—he said, "I keep a boarding-house and will take you in cheaper"—I refused, and said I would keep it in mind for another time—I had £6 15s. on me, and was carrying a parcel—I went on a little way and he said, "Here it is, quite close by"—we went into a public-house and he gave me an address, 6, Warton's Lane—I wanted to get rid of them, but they insisted on going with me—they called my atten
<lb/>tion to some automatic music, and I think during that time they put something in my drink—I went to the lodging and went upstairs with the prisoner and his friend—there was a bed in the room, and two women sitting on it, dressed—I was asked what I would have to drink—I refused at first, but they insisted, and I said that I would drink beer—a woman brought a jug, and asked for a shilling, which I gave her—there was a lot of smoke, and it was very hot; my head began to glow; I went out for five minutes, leaving my parcel in the room, and when I got outside I ran up the first turning to the right, which was a
<hi rend="italic">cul-de-sac</hi>, and when I got to the end I saw them—I crossed the road, but the prisoner came up to me and struck me on my jaw, and I struck my head in falling—he seized hold of me, and knocked my head against the ground, and his accomplice tore my trousers open (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—there was £6 in them in a purse, and 16s. loose—they took everything—I went to my lodging, and next morning I informed the police—I went with a detective—I did not recognise the house at first, but afterwards I did—I saw my parcel again at the police-station—the prisoner wore a hard hat like this (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) when I met him—I called at the station on Sunday, and saw the prisoner mixed up with twelve or thirteen others and picked him out.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> When I came out of the office you were perfectly aware that I had money in my pocket—your friend accom
<lb/>panied you to your house.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18990206-name-126" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990206-name-126" type="surname" value="WHITE"/>
<interp inst="t18990206-name-126" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY WHITE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant, K</hi>). On January 4th, about 6 o'clock, Angi complained to me—I went with him to various houses, and at No. 2 we saw the shadow of a man on the blind—I went in and found the prisoner in bed with a woman, and said that I should take him in custody for robbing the man—he said, "I saw the man at the shipping office; we had several drinks"—when charged he said, "I was at Green's Shipping Office, and coming out I asked him to have a drink; I was fairly drunk; he</p>
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<p>came to my lodging, and I asked him to have a drop more; he said, 'No,' and went away; as to knowing anything about the robbery, I know nothing of it"—the prosecutor did not appear seriously injured.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990206-name-127" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990206-name-127" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990206-name-127" type="surname" value="CARPENTER"/>
<interp inst="t18990206-name-127" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE CARPENTER</persName> </hi> (586
<hi rend="italic">K</hi>). I was with White early on the 15th—we went to the prisoner's house—he said, going to the station, "This is a got-up job for me, I am being put away by that woman Rowland"—he had a cap on then, but I went again and found this hat (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) behind a picture—he said, "That is my hat"—the woman's name is Annie Jennings, I find that she left the house the very next day.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990206-name-128" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990206-name-128" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990206-name-128" type="surname" value="BUTLER"/>
<interp inst="t18990206-name-128" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED BUTLER</persName> </hi> (253
<hi rend="italic">K</hi>). I found this parcel inside the cemetery railings near the path, and about 220 yards from South Grove.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "I stayed at the house on Friday night, and on Saturday I was arrested in bed. If I had done the robbery what should I have stayed there for?"</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I met the prosecutor, we had several drinks. My friend left me before we got to my house. He gave the young woman 1s. for drink, and then ran downstairs. I know nothing of the robbery.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18990206-179-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18990206-179-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">He then Pleaded Guilty to a conviction at this Court on December</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1893,
<hi rend="italic">and three other convictions were proved against him.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-179-18990206 t18990206-179-punishment-27"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SAMUEL EMSDEN</hi> (21)</persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ARTHUR HARMSWORTH</hi> (20)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18990206-180-offence-1 t18990206-name-131"/>Joseph Burton</persName>, and stealing £5, his money.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LOUIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOSEPH BURTON</hi>. I am a carman, of Hackney—on January 22nd, at a little past 3 p.m., I came out of the Frampton Arms—I had had two or three drinks, but was sensible enough—I had had over £8 in the morning—there was silver and gold in my outside pocket, and I put £6 in my trousers' pocket—I was out driving in the morning—before I got the last money into my trousers' pocket Harmsworth hit me, and I fell to the ground, and the money was lying on the road—two half-sovereigns and some silver were given to my brother, who was half-way down the street—I was kicked on my nose, and my face was cut—I did not go to a doctor.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Emsden.</hi> I did not hit you first—I had seen you several times before, hanging about—I never saw Harmsworth.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990206-name-132" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990206-name-132" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990206-name-132" type="surname" value="BURTON"/>
<interp inst="t18990206-name-132" type="given" value="WALTER EDWARD"/>WALTER EDWARD BURTON</persName> </hi>. I am a carman, of 25, London Road—on January 22nd I was at the corner of St. Thomas's Road, and saw my brother there—Emsden came up and knocked him down—Harmsworth was on top of him as well—they were all mixed up together—I picked my brother up, and the prisoners ran off—somebody picked up two half-sovereigns and some silver, and handed them to me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18990206-name-133" type="surname" value="WOOD"/>
<interp inst="t18990206-name-133" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR WOOD</persName> </hi>. I am a cook—on January 22nd, a little after 3 p.m., I was where I could see down Thomas's Road—I saw Burton lying on the ground, and several on top of him—the prisoners are two of them—they both got up and ran away—I helped to pick him up—he was cut on the side of his nose and on his forehead—I saw money on the ground, and saw one of them pick up some silver before he ran away.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18990206-name-134" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE COLE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective J</hi>). I arrested Emsden the same evening</p>
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<p>about 8.30, and told him the charge—he said, "I don't care if you do; I know all about it, but I did not have the money,
<hi rend="italic">Punch</hi> had the most of it"—I wrote that down at the time.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990206-name-135" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990206-name-135" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990206-name-135" type="surname" value="LAWRENCE"/>
<interp inst="t18990206-name-135" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR LAWRENCE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective J</hi>). I arrested Harms worth the same evening—he said, "All right, I was there, Emsden knocked him down. I did not have any money, it was picked up by another man"—he made no reply at the station.</p>
<p>Emsden's statement before the Magistrate: "When the detective stopped me I said I knew all about it but had none of the money. After the
<hi rend="italic">row</hi> the prosecutor came and broke some of my windows."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990206-name-136" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990206-name-136" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990206-name-136" type="surname" value="HARMSWORTH"/>
<interp inst="t18990206-name-136" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR HARMSWORTH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner</hi>). I came down North Street, about 8.5, and saw Mr. Burton standing there with his coat off—he said, "Three f—s after one," and got hold of one by the neck and turned him away—he took off his coat, and they had a fight; he said, "F—them all"—Emsden said, "Why don't you go away? you will get locked up in a minute," and hit him in the mouth—they had two or time rounds, and the money dropped out of his pocket; a gentleman came by with his two daughters and his wife, and the prosecutor said, "I will give these men in charge."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He did not give them in charge—when the policeman said, "You know what it is for"—I said, "Yes," because three little boys at the top of the street said that Mr. Burton had gone to the station to charge me—I did not run away, that is false—I knew Mr. Wood by sight—there is no reason why he should say that I ran away when I did not—I am a horse dealer, and I do a bit of wheelwrighting—the last time I was employed was for Mr. Bullamore—when I was charged at the station I said nothing about this—I was remanded for a week.
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I never found myself on top of the prosecutor that evening—both Mr. Wood and the brother are committing perjury—I have never suggested before that the prosecutor took off his coat and used filthy language.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990206-name-137" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990206-name-137" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990206-name-137" type="surname" value="BURTON"/>
<interp inst="t18990206-name-137" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH BURTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>), When I got to the station I took my coat off because it was smothered with mud—I had not taken it off in the street or fought with other people.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">A. LAWRENCE</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). Burton's coat was smothered with mud—he had been very severely ill
<lb/>treated—he was bruised all over his ribs—the prisoners had only a few coppers when they were arrested about five hours afterwards.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>.—
<hi rend="italic">Harmsworth then Pleaded Guilty to a conviction at the North London Police-court on February</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1893.
<hi rend="italic">The police stated that Emsden had been twice convicted, and was a terror to the neighbour
<lb/>hood through his violence, and that both prisoners belonged to the same gang.</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">EMSDEN</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HARMSWORTH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18990206-180-punishment-29" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18990206-180-punishment-29" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-180-18990206 t18990206-180-punishment-29"/>Nine Months' Hard Labour,</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-180-18990206 t18990206-180-punishment-30"/>and each to receive twenty strokes with the Cat.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18990206-181-offence-1 t18990206-name-139"/>Charles Crawley</persName>, and stealing a watch, three keys, and £2 in money.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KERSHAW</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990206-name-140" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990206-name-140" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18990206-name-140" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES CRAWLEY</persName> </hi>. I am a lighterman, of 32, Old Gravel Lane—on January 23rd, about 11 p.m., I was in a public-house at the top of Leman</p>
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<p>Street, and saw the prisoner and two other men there—I spoke to them all—they asked what I was—I said that I was a lighterman at Wapping—one of them suggested that we should go to Sweeney's public-house in Shoreditch, and on our way there we went to a well-known public-house, where there are prize-fighters, and when we got near the top of Commercial Street the prisoner said, "This turning is a short cut to Sweeney's"—we went down there, and they seized me and threw me on my back—the prisoner and a tall man were on each side of me, but I do not know who threw me—I felt my pockets being rifled, and somebody had got hold of my hands—I called "Police!" and struggled, and jumped up and caught hold of the prisoner and held him till a constable came—I missed aboat £2—there was 10s. in gold and the rest in silver, and my watch and chain, and the keys of a gun barge—thin is the key of the barge, and this is my latchkey (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—they had been in my pocket—I had had three drinks of beer, but no spirits; I knew what I was about.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> You did not pick up two shillings and put them in my pocket—I was not looking for something on the ground when the policeman came up—I did not knock your hat off; it may have come off when I caught hold of you—you had not the opportunity of going away—I did not say to the policeman, "I have been robbed of £2, but I do not know whether it was this man or those men going down the road."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18990206-name-141" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY WRIGHT</persName> </hi> (451
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). On January 23rd, about 11.30 p.m., I heard cries of "Police!"—I went to the spot and saw the prisoner and two other men on top of the prosecutor, who got up and caught hold of the prisoner and said, "This man has robbed me of £2"—the prisoner said, "You hear what he says; the others have done it and gone down there"—Crawley said, "No; it was you who robbed me"—I took him to the station and found 2s. and two keys, in his trousers pocket—Crawley was wearing the prisoner's hat at the station; he had been drinking, but he knew what he was about—I was about thirty yards away when I saw the prisoner on top of Crawley—there are two electric lights there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Crawley did not say, "I have been robbed of £2, but I am not sure whether it was the men going down the road"—he said, "This man has robbed me of £2, and the others have gone down the road."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence.</hi> I was walking along Bethnal Green Road, and saw the prosecutor looking on the ground for something. He said that he had lost some money. I picked up 2s. and gave them to him, and he knocked my hat off and put it on his head, and caught hold of me and afterwards let me go; a constable came up and he gave me in charge, and said, "I have lost £2; I do not know whether this man has done it or the men going down the road "; I worked hard for the money found on me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990206-181-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">He then Pleaded Guilty to a conviction at the London Sessions on June</hi> 4
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1895,
<hi rend="italic">and several other convictions were proved against him,—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, February</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1899.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>,
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<hi rend="italic">appeared for Williams, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for Casey.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Williams received an excellent character.</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HELEN GREY</hi> (29)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RANDOLPH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990206-name-148" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SIR SAMUEL MONTAGU</persName> </hi>. I live at 12, Kensington Palace Gardens—I am head of the firm of Montagu and Co., bankers, 60, Old Broad Street—the prisoner William Henry Gibson was my butler up to January, when I gave him notice—on January 20th he asked if he might speak to me—I said "Yes, after breakfast"—he said he was very much worried, would I lend him £30—I had two years previously helped him out of debt—I said, "What for? have you been drinking again?"—he said "Yes," and that he would like to commit suicide—he said, "You would not believe that your plate was in pawn?"—I said, "No, indeed, did you pawn it?"—he said "No," he would not think of doing such a thing, but it was his brother who induced him to bet at races—I sa id, "Where was it pawned?"—he said, "In the Earl's Court Road"—I said, "What is the amount of the tickets?"—he said, "I will go and get the tickets, I shall not be half an hour"—I said I could not have any more confidence in him because of his drinking—he said, "Oh I can face penal servitude, and if you prosecute me it is no more than you ought to do"—he left to get the tickets—I thought the matter was serious, and gave information to the police—I afterwards saw him in Church Street—I called a policeman—I said, "I shall give this man in charge for stealing my plate"—he said, "You are not going to prosecute me"—I said it was my duty—he was taken to the police-station, where he gave the address of his brother and a woman—I did not know the woman, but I fancy I have seen the brother—this coffee-pot, three silver ladles, two silver fish knives, two silver candlesticks, and the candelabrum, are mine—they are antique, and marked "S. E. M."—they were pur
<lb/>chased by me—the candelabrum is one of a pa r that cost £328 8s., the date is 1731, the time of George II.—I bought it at Christie's in 1893, the pair weigh 154 oz.—the coffee-pot, which weighs 27 oz. 10dwts., is of the time of George III., and cost £10—they are hall-marked, with the initials "P. L.," for "Paul Lambri," which increases the value—the others are modern plate—the candlesticks are also marked "Paul Lambri," and are of the date of 1743—they weigh 41 oz. 15 dwts., and cost me in 1893 £40—I think they are worth half as much again to me—they are all marked with mine and Lady Samuel's initials except some of the small things.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner, W. H. Gibson.</hi> I think you did ask me to lend you six months' wages in advance—you have been with me four or five years as principal butler—you had charge of all the plate in use—I received four years' good character—you had £65 a year, lived in the house, and had the key of the strong-room and slept near the plate.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990206-name-149" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GRANT</persName> </hi> (104 F). I was on duty in Church Street, Kensington, about 9.15 a.m., on January 20th—the prosecutor gave the prisoner Gibson into my custody for stealing his plate—I took him to the station—he said, "This is a bit of all right, ain't it?"—he was searched, and 5s. 0 1/2 d. found on him and some pawntickets.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant, F</hi>). I was at the police-station on the morning of January 20th when Gibson was brought in—in consequence of what took place I went to 23, Abingdon Mansions, Earl's Court—I saw Helen Grey—I said I was a police-officer, and that her brother-in-law was in custody for stealing a large quantity of plate, the property of his master, and "I have every reason to believe you have tickets relating to the property."—she hesitated for a time, then she said, "I have not got them here, they are at home, if you like to come with me I will give them to you"—on the road to her premises she said, "This is all through drink; they both gave them to me to pledge"—I went with her to 56, Pembroke Road, Earl's Court—in the first floor front room I saw Edward Arthur Gibson—I told him I was a police officer, that his brother was detained at Kensington Police-station for stealing a large quantity of plate, the property of Sir Samuel Montagu—he replied, "I his is all right"—I then told him his wife had sated he had given her some of the property to pledge—he did not reply—I asked Grey for the tickets—she handed me these two from the pocket—then she crossed to the mantel-shelf, and raised a picture from the wall, and down fell the re mainder of these tickets produced—seven tickets and one contract note—I told them I should take them, into custody for being concerned in stealing this paper—on the way to the station Edward said, "I only told him last week if we did not get them out, we might get into trouble"—they were taken to the station and formally charged—they made no reply—Grey is not his wife.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990206-name-151" type="given" value="JAMES ALEXANDER"/>JAMES ALEXANDER CHARLTON</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to the firm of Somes and Charlton, pawnbrokers, 149, Earl's Court Read—I know the prisoner Edward Arthur Gibson and the female—previous to November 20th she had pawned various articles of plate or jewellery—I knew her as Grey, a servant or maid at Abingdon Mansions—she told me that—the gave the name of Miss Grant living at 23, Abingdon Mansions in a flat—the largest pawning before November was 12s.—this coffee-pot or claret jug and the silver spoons and ladles were pawned on December 16th for £7 by Grey—looking at the book of that date I see "One silver coffee-pot, one ladle, three teaspoons, and a knife and fork by Helen Grey, of 23. Abingdon Gardens, for Hilda Grant of same address"—I see the monogram would not be read for "Grant"—I have no doubt we did inquire, but nearly all silver is crossed with initials—I asked some question, and Grey said some things were left her by her father, and some were given to her—we accepted her statement that she pledged for her mistress—some of her pledges had been redeemed—I can see now if I had inquired at 23, Abingdon Gardens I should have found no such person—I did not think the property was worth so much as Sir Samuel says—I have had sixteen years' experience—I am principal manager—I am not an expert in antique silver, but I know a little about it—I should not like to say I was an expert in marks—on January 5th Grey pawned</p>
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<lb/>mark—I should not value them so high as Sir Samuel has—I know plate increases in value as years go on, but I did not know who the maker might be—on January 7th Grey pawned this candelabrum on a special contract for £14, in the name of Florence Grey, for Hilda Grant—I should take it to be Georgian—that was the amount she asked—we took that to be also for her mistress.</p>
<hi rend="italic">William' Henry Gibson's statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "Is not this a breach of contract, not a theft? Everything would have been replaced."</p>
<hi rend="italic">In his defence he said that he took the plate, not intending to get rid of it± but to redeem it, and that he asked Sir Samuel to advance six months' wages with that object before the plate was wanted, when it would have been too late; that he had given way to drink.; that he had confessed to Sir Samuel, who had received four years' character with him; that he had served him six years; and that he haul been in a situation fourteen years, and twenty
<lb/>six years in service, and he threw himself on the mercy of the Court</hi>,</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>.—
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<interp inst="t18990206-183-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="withRecommendation"/>The Jury recommended Grey to mercy</rs>. Mr. Attenborough, on behalf of the pawnbrokers, stated that the pawnbrokers undertook to give up all the property in their possession.</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GREY</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Nine Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM HENRY GIBSON</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARD ARTHUR GIBSON</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Three Years' Penal Servitude.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, February</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1899.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KERSHAW</hi> Prosecuted.
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM BAKER</hi>. I am a labourer, living at 80, Wandsworth Street, Borough—on the early morning of January 29th I was walking along Dorset Street alone—three men came up to me, one of them threw his arm round my neck, and after he left go I fell to the pavement, and while he held me another rifled my pockets of two half-crowns and a shilling—after he left me I called for the police, and one came a minute afterwards—I did not know any of the men who were there, but the other men came back almost immediately—nobody struck me, but I was sore about my throat for three or four hours afterwards.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990206-name-154" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHH SMITH</persName> </hi> (241 H). I was on duty, on January 29th, with Sergeant-Gunn in Commercial Street, and at the corner of Dorset Street I heard cries of "Murder!"—I ran and saw Baker lying on the ground and three men with him; as I got within twenty yards two of the men got off him, one called out, "Look out; here he comes"—the prisoner got off him last, and ran into a lodging-house on the other side of the road—I followed, and caught hold of the tail of his coat as he went in at the door; I loosened my hold, but got hold of him again—he said, "Get out of this" Baker came in and said he had lost two half-crowns and a shilling—the prisoner said, "You have been insulted"—Baker said, "Yes; they have tried to strangle me"—prisoner said, "I am your man, let me have a</p>
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<p>chance to get a living; I can't help it"—he was searched, and 1s. 0 1/2 d. was found on him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner</hi>, I was about twenty yards off when I beard the cries—I can't say that you knocked Baker down; you had him down—you bad ten or eleven yard? start of me—I never lost sight of you—I never knew you before—the two other men went into the same lodging-house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The prisoner did not call any witnesses at the Police-court to prove that he had been at the lodging-house for some time previous.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner.</hi> Yes, I did I called them, but they were not there.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police-Sergeant, 28 H</hi>). I was with Smith on the 29th—I heard cries of "Murder! "and "Police!"—I ran with him down Dorset Street, and saw Baker, and three men on the top of him—someone shouted, "Look out, he is coming this way," and they ran into the lodging-house—the prisoner was the last—I followed, and as Smith went in at the door he caught hold of the prisoner's coat—I was within eleven or twelve yards of him—Smith made a grab at him, but missed him—he followed him—I told the prisoner I should take him for highway robbery—he threw himself in front of the fire—other police came and he was taken to the station—he said to Baker, "Were you assaulted t"—Baker said, "Yes, I was nearly choked"—the prisoner said, "This will do, put me in there," pointing to the cell—I knew him well by sight.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There is an outer door and an inner door, and about a yard between them—you had on an overcoat—I was nearly fourteen yards off when I heard the cries, and ten or twelve yards off when I recognised you—you were the last to leave the man; you appeared to be holding him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> When he was taken out of the lodging-house he wanted the money-taker Barber to be brought, and he promised to be here, and suggested that I had got the wrong man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his statement before the Magistrate and in his defence, stated that he was not the man, and that the prosecutor had failed to recognise him; that it was a case of mistaken identity.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">He then Pleaded Guilty to a previous conviction at Clerken-well on November 161A, 1896, and three other convictions were proved against him.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARTRIDGE</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, Februarg</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1899.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Mahoney.</hi> I did not see Smith—he told the weighbridge man he was not there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990206-name-162" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD BROWN</persName> </hi>. I live at 26, Stratford Place, Camden Square—I am coal inspector to the London County Council—on January 17th I was in High Street, Whitechapel—I saw the prisoners delivering coal at No. 125—after the delivery four sacks remained—I saw Smith pull the four sacks closely together and cover them with empty sacks—I went to Mahoney and asked him for the delivery note—he said he had not got one—I asked him to account for the four sacks—he said he was sent out with 30 cwt. to make two deliveries, but he found 4 cwt. over, which he was going to take back; that the first delivery was to the Shuttle worth Club of one ton, and the second half ton in High Street, Whitechapel—I saw the delivery note for the ten sacks from the purchaser—I asked Smith to go across the way where my driver was standing—he did so, and made a statement to my driver—I followed him to the purchaser's place, where Smith had covered the sacks up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Crosssxamined by Mahoney.</hi> The purchaser said he had received his ten sacks as he was standing in his shop—they are 1 cwt. sacks, and stand 2 ft high, so cannot be seen from the street, as the floor of the van is 3 ft from the top of the sides.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Smith.</hi> My duty is to weigh the sacks—I found they weighed the correct weight—I did not count them.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I did not count the empty sacks—this is the note I gave to the master-carman, who would hand it to the loader.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I load according to the tickets given to me—I loaded 30 cwt bags—the van was not brought back to the wharf for two or three days.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990206-name-165" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CONNOR</persName> </hi>. I live at 6, Bewley Street, Shadwell—I am a driver employed by the London County Council—about 10 a.m. on January 17th I was with Inspector Brown—as the result of a communication I went with Smith to the inspector—on the way he said, "I delivered coals in Queen Victoria Street, and we done them out of 4 cwt. of coal. I suppose</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Smith.</hi> I said, "Is this a little bit on your own;" and you said, "Yes; we
<hi rend="italic">done</hi> them out of 4 cwt. at Queen Victoria Street."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Mahoney.</hi> There are three other servants there—I received the coal—I paid 23s. for the coal and 1s. beer-money.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990206-name-167" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BILLS</persName> </hi>. I am one of the firm of Russell and Co., coal merchants, Belmont Wharf, Song's Cross—Mahoney was a carman—I saw the 4 cwt. of coal in the van when it returned to our store at the wharf—I did not count the empty sacks; it seemed so conclusive of theft—I heard the man say they had 4 cwt. in excess.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990206-name-169" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH MOHAM</persName> </hi> (450 G). About noon on January 17th the prosecutor's chief clerk gave Mahoney into my custody on the charge of stealing 4 cwt. of coal, the property, of Russell and Co.—I asked where the coal was—the clerk said it was at the wharf—Mahoney said, "It is not stealing whatsoever; we took out too many by mistake, and we are going to take them back"—he was taken to the station and oharged—when charged he again said, "It is not stealing."</p>
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<interp inst="t18990206-name-170" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BILLS</persName> </hi>. The carmen receive 3s. 10d. a day for six tons, and for anything over 6d. a ton—they would earn 23s. to 24s. a week, besides the money given by customers, probably 4s. or 5s. between them—the average tare of the vans is from 21 cwt. to 23 cwt. 4 lb., it depends upon the weather; it is never less than 21 cwt. nor more than 24 cwt.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990206-name-171" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD BONNER</persName> </hi> (154 O). About noon on January 17th I took Smith into custody—I told him he would be charged with Mahoney with stealing 4 cwt. of coal belonging to the prosecutor—he said, "We had no intention to steal whatever; we brought out 4 cwt. too much from the wharf, and were going to take it back"—at the station he made the same reply.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners' statements before the Magistrate; Mahoney says: "There were five men loading in that ton and half of coal." Smith says</hi>; "He" asked me to help them load, and I would not."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner</hi>). Smith asked me if I had anything to do and sat in the lobby when the van went out—he helped me and we delivered nineteen sacks in the cellar in Victoria Street, and one in the kitchen and ten at High Street, Whitechapel—Smith said, "There are fourteen in the van"—there were four to be taken back, but the County</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I first found we had four sacks over in White chape when County Council gentleman came—this ticket has been written on since we had it: "25 cwis., and 5 tons 2 cuts.—T.B."</p>
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<interp inst="t18990206-name-173" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BILLS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I must have made those notes when the case came before me.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner</hi>). I was called by Mahoney to go wit! him and earn 1s. 6d., and stopped in the lobby—he said, "See to the van"—there were 25 cwt. bags and nine 2-cwt. bags, making 34 sacks—when Mahoney went to breakfast they asked me to help load—! refused—we went to Queen Victoria Street, and then to High Street Whitechapel, where we found we had 4 cwt. over, and were going to tab that back to the yard—the driver asked what we had got, and I said "4 cwt. to go back to the yard"—he said, "It is a little bit on your own t"—I said, "No"—I went with the van back to the yard, and there was no stealing whatsover.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I never said to the driver, "Yes;
<hi rend="italic">I done</hi> them out of 4 cwt. in Queen Victoria Street; it is sure to be two months for it."—
<hi rend="italic">Mahoney received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, February</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 14
<hi rend="italic">th, and</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">th</hi> 1899.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<interp inst="t18990206-name-181" type="given" value="JOHN GEORGE"/>JOHN GEORGE LITTLECHILD</persName> </hi>. I live at 8, The Chase, Clapham Common—I am the head of a private inquiry office—at one time I was chief inspector of police at Scotland Yard—in December I was engaged in an inquiry in regard to certain thefts from the National Telephone Co, and on December 17th I was at their stationery store at Oxford Court, Cannon Street, where I took a number of statements from their employees—on that evening I saw the prisoner Shakespeare—I told him, as it was rather late, I did not propose to take his statement—on Monday, December 19th, I was there again, and in consequence of a communication which he made to Mr. Salmon, the head storekeeper, I spoke to Shakespeare in regard to a letter, which he had written to Mr. Salmon—I said I should be pleased to hear anything</p>
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<p>which he desired to say to me, and he said, "Anything I say I suppose may be given in evidence against me"—I said, "I cannot say that; I cannot promise that it will be or will not; you must consider for yourself if you desire to say anything to me"—he said that since Saturday he had consulted his wife about the situation; I asked what advice she had given him, and he then made his statement, which I took down in writing—I read it over to him, and he signed the sheet.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Shakespeare was not present when I was taking the statements on Saturday; he was in the building—I do not know if I told him that I had been taking statements; I did not tell him why I did not take his statement—he said, "I can see the reason why you don't want to ask me anything; I see I am the suspected man"—I said I could make no reply to that, but that he must do what he liked—my reason for not taking his statement was because it was then 7 o'clock, and we had been taking statements since 1.30, but chiefly because there were such grave suspicions against him—I had no authority to take him into custody—Mr. Salmon was present when I took down Shakespeare's statement—lie said nothing, and took no part in it whatever.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">submitted that Shakespeare's statement was not admissible, as it was made under a threat. The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERJEANT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">considered that there was no evidence of any threat.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18990206-name-182" type="given" value="CHARLES WILLIAM"/>CHARLES WILLIAM SALMON</persName> </hi>. I am head storekeeper to the National Telephone Company at its chief office in New Bridge Street—we have a stationery store at Oxford Court, Cannon Street, where Shakespeare was employed as assistant storekeeper—I was present when he made a statement to Mr. Little child on December 19th—I never in any way endeavoured to influence him in making it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw Shakespeare before 1.30 on Saturday—we had the men up one by one and they made their statements—we sent down for Shakespeare, and he came up—I was present—I said nothing to him except answering a question he asked me—he asked me if I knew that he went to Clarkson, and I said I knew nothing about it—I did not say that he had better make a statement, because I knew it was decided not to ask him to make one—I saw him on the Monday before Mr. Little-child came—he came and said he would like to have a word with me, and I said I was in a hurry; but we went into a silence cabinet, and he said he had been thinking the matter over, and he had several things to say—I said I would hear him later on. (
<hi rend="italic">Mr. Mathews then submitted that the statement was admissible, and the Common Serjeant admitted it.) Read</hi>; "George Edward Shakespeare, of 50, Swindon Street, King's Cross, says: 'I have been with the National Telephone Company since May 15th, 1896, as assistant stationery storekeeper. About two years ago Mr. Clarkson, the printer, of Garlick Hill, who does some of the printing work for the firm, asked me if I 'could let him have a ream of crown court vellum. I said I would try. This took place at his place, which was then at the corner of Queen Street and King Street. As far as I remember he sent his truck boy for it a day or two after. The next time I saw Clarkson, which may have been a day or two after, he put 4s., into my hand, I did not let him have any more paper for some time, but it went on from time to time, but only one</p>
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<p>ream at a time. Sometimes I send him crown court vellum, and sometimes I send him bank paper; he paid mo on an average 4s. a ream. The moat recent cases of my letting Clarkson have paper was about three weeks ago. I have frequently to go to him at Garlick Hill on business of the company, and while so with him on business he asked me to let him have some paper. I sent him two reams of crown court vellum, and one or two reams of bank—I am not certain if it was one or two reams of bank, I am certain of the two reams of crown court vellum—he paid me about £1 for these. I am not sure of the amount, but it was certainly not more. That was the last transaction. The kind of paper I sent Clarkson is the same as that on which he supplies forms to the Telephone Company. I sent it to him in the same wrapper, and just as it came from the mill. Once or twice I may have put an extra cover of crown paper round it. Clarkson asked me if I could tell him what the inquiry was that was being made. This was on Friday evening that I saw him, about ten minutes past six. I had called on Clarkson by Mr. Brown's instructions; I told him I did not know what the inquiry was. Clarkson told me he was going to meet Remington between quarter and half-pint six at a public-house in Queen Street, towards Thames Street, second house past St. Thomas Apostle. Fuller, the clerk to Mr. Clarkson, told me on Saturday morning that the letter Clarkson had written to the company was concocted by Brown and Remington. I know nothing with regard to Clarkson sending in a less number of forms than he ought to have sent in. He has never made any arrangements with me, and I am not aware there has been any arrangement with anyone else to pass off as full quantity. I was tempted into what I have done through the fact that in addition to having a wife and three children to keep, I have to support my mother.'"</p>
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<interp inst="t18990206-name-183" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GIORGE BURNKS</persName> </hi>. I am a warehouseman and a cutter in the stationery trade, of 93, Rousley Street, Burdett Road—prior to October 28th I was in the employment of Messrs. Berkeley and Fry, printers and stationers, of the Grove, Southwark—I was with them just on five years; I was apprenticed to them—I shall be twenty
<lb/>three next March—on October 28th I entered the service of the prisoner Clarkson, who is a printer, carrying on business at 13, Garlick Hill, which is about a quarter of a mile from Oxford Court, Cannon Street—he employed a man named Carter, a machine-minder, and a man named Clarke, also a machine-minder, as well as a truck boy named Broad bear—Clarkson used to do some of the printing for the National Telephone Company—he had to execute some orders for which he had to use his own paper, but I do not know if the company supplied paper for other orders—they were orders for printed forms used by the National Telephone Company—part of my duty was to check all the paper which came to the premises at Garlick Hill from the wholesale people—the paper was kept on the racks—I entered the quantities, and the descriptions of the paper coming in, on a piece of paper which I put on a file kept underneath the bench in the printing office—I afterwards put the entries into the rough stock book—I saw the paper as it came in, and I cut it into different sizes—Clarkson was on the premises on October 28th, and for about six hours every day—while he was there he was overlooking the business and the people carrying it on—he went round to inspect the stock every day—after I had been at work for about two hours on October 28th, Mr.</p>
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<p>Clarkson came to me and put one hand on my shoulder and he pointed out a stack of work which had been printed, and said, "Barnes, this is between me and you, cut an those forms No. 170, and when you have cut them up you will find there is 94,000 or 96,000, and you will have to take some off each to make 100 parcels of 1,000 each"—this (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) is a sample of form 170 used by the National Telephone Co.—they were printed before I went there—I did as I was told, and made up 100 parcels supposed to contain 1,000 each, which would make 100,000; but there were only 94,000 or 96,000—I made each 1,000 about 100 or 150 short, and put them into the rack, and the track took them away while I was away—I also remember a delivery of 30,000 No. 182 forms sent to the company about the end of November or beginning of December, they were 3,000 short—the truck boy Broadbear took the things to Oxford Court—he took them at midday—I was present when he took them from Garlick Hill—I have seen Shakespeare at Garlick Hill several times—he came to see Clarkson—he would see him in Clarkson's private office—he would stay generally about twenty minutes—he would come between five and six in the evening—on the morning of December 1st Clarkson told me to go over and tell Shakespeare he wanted to see him—I went over and told him—Shakespeare came across in the evening—Clarkson was in his private office—on December 3rd Clarkson asked me to go over to Shakespeare for some paper—I did not go over to Shakespeare, I went oat as though I was going, and returned and made excuses that he was not there—Clarkson. did not say any more about it—next day I saw four reams of crown court vellum on Clarkson's premises which had come from the National Telephone Co—I knew it came from there because I made it a rule when the truck boy came in to ask where the paper came from, and the boy told me where' it came from—Clarkson was present then; he told me to pat it away in the rack, which I did—I have heard Clarkson tell the truck boy to go over to Shakespeare in his dinner hour, and get some envelopes—on December 3rd I was going to the Telephone Office, and I met Broadbear with the truck in Cannon Street, opposite the National Telephone Company's Office, about 100 yards from Oxford Court—T spoke to him, and I looked at the truck; there was some brown wrapping paper, apparently waste paper, thrown into the truck; I picked it up, there was a parcel underneath—the truck appeared to be empty; if I had not lifted of the paper I should not have seen the parcel—when I got back to Garlick Hill I saw the same parcel on the bench—I spoke to the boy, and he opened the parcel; it contained two reams of extra strong bank paper—Clarkson was pre
<lb/>sent; he asked Broadbear where he came from, and Broadbear said from Shakespeare—Clarkson told me to undo it and pot it away in the racks, which I did—that was the last paper which came over before I received notice—on December 10th I received a week's notice from Clarkson—he gave me no reason whatever—I did not ask him—he called me into the office to give me my wages, 21s. a week, and said, "I shall not want you any more after next week"—I said, "All right," and walked out—upon that same day I wrote a letter to the district manager of the National Telephone Company—on the morning of December 13th</p>
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<p>Clarkson said to me, "Burnes, there has been a very annoying letter sent to the National Telephone Company, I suppose you know something about it; I suppose it is because you are going to leave; you are trying to do me a lot of harm; there have been some forms sent home to the National Telephone Company short, you had better go and see if you can make them right"—I said, "If I am going to the National Telephone Company and am asked any questions, I shall tell them what I think"—he walked away—the forms sent home short were the 30,000 No. 182, which went in 3,000 short—I did not go to the company that day—I attended there on December 15th, and made a statement to the solicitor of the company—on December 16th I saw Clarkson about 11 a.m., he said, "Burnes, have you got any situation yet?"—I answered, "No, Sir"—Clarkson said, "I do not see what you want to leave for; you had better come and see me after"—he then asked me if I knew of any work which had gone home short—I told him there were some 182 forms went home short—he told the truck boy to take home the amount that was short—the boy took home 2,000 of No. 79 which had gone in short, and 3,000 of No. 182 from other stock orders, Jand Clarkson's clerk sent me to Spicer Bros., New Bridge Street, for another ream of paper and printed another 3,000 of No. 182—I left on December 17th at one o'clock—I went straight to the office of the National Telephone Co. and made a statement—Clarkson did not say his reasons for my leaving were that I had been grossly careless in losing orders, and careless in making up parcels; he gave me no reason—it is untrue that on December 16th I was caught abstracting about 100 forms intended for the National Telephone Co.—it is not true that Clarkson, owing to ill
<lb/>health, had scarcely attended his business for more than two or three hours a day, during the time I was there he was there every day for at least five hours—I remember about the end of November or beginning of December before the crown court vellum and the extra strong bank came, a ream of Partridge and Cooper paper came—Clarkson put a mark on it outside, "Partridge and Cooper, 15s. 4d. a ream," and it was put in the racks—I was on the premises on December 19—I was not there at the time of Clarkson's arrest—I went back there with the police-officer after he had been arrested—I was present when the two reams of crown court vellum were found on the premises—I pointed out the place where they were likely to be found, and there they were—I was present when the ream of Partridge and Cooper was found—the two reams of vellum paper were printed on—I went to his office for it on the 19th but he was not there—I had last seen it there on the Saturday; I left it there on the 17th—only two reams were discovered by the police—I had cut two reams for the company's work, which I could recognise if I saw it—it was the company's own paper.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I shall be 23 next month—I was between four and five years with Berkeley and Fry—I will swear I was there four years; I left them in September, 1898—I can't recollect when I went to them—I think I entered in 1893 or 1894,1 can't say which—I left because they cut the price of work down; several left besides—that was the only reason—I was not dismissed—they told me to go about my business—I put on my coat and hat without any one telling me—I mean the manager</p>
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<p>came, and told me that they meant to cut the work down, and I went out—I think I dismissed myself—they gave me no character, though I asked Mr. John for one; he refused—when I went into Clarkson's employment he asked me if they would give me a character, and I said I believed they would—I wrote to Mr. Gillman to ask for a character, bat he did not reply—I asked him while I was in Clarkson's service—I went into Clark
<lb/>son's service on Friday, October 28th; I am sore of that—I say now before this jury that two hours after I entered Clarkson's service he asked me to assist him in committing a fraud—I knew that he was instructing me how to commit a fraud on the Telephone Company—I was to have 21s. a week at Clarkson's—I had advanced for 25s., and I accepted 21s.—I have not seen Carter here to
<lb/>day; he was one of my fellow-servants—he did not assist me in carrying out this fraud, bat I believe he knew about it—I did not talk to him about it—he most have known that the parcels 171 and 172 were being pat ap short, because he was the printer—he had to do what he was told, and I had to do what my master told me—I was out of employment between three and four weeks before I went into Clarkson's employ—those parcels were fitted up each in a sheet of brown paper about four inches long and seven inches wide, and sealed with sealing-wax—those were supposed to contain 100,000 forms—I did them up, and they were on the bench ready to be cut up—they print eight forms on each sheet of paper, and we cut up each—they are kept in reams, and one ream is supposed to contain 1,000—they don't want counting again, they say so much paper ought to turn out 1,000 forms—that does not cut to waste unless it is cut negligently, and I never knew it to be done—out of these forms before 'me I did not count one single page or file—I have stated to the Jury that I knew on October 28th he was defrauding the National Telephone Company of several thousands of pounds, because Clarkson told me to take some out of each parcel; I did not know it of my own knowledge—I knew that 100,000 forms were not delivered—I did not deliver any—these bills were always delivered by the cart boy—every parcel was taken by him, and he made the entry himself—he gave himself the particulars—supposing he had 100 packages, there would be 100,000 forms, and he would have to say so—he has to take a receipt and bring the book back—I do not give the goods out, he would fetch them out of the warehouse—he would know, because there is one parcel stuck outside, and he would see it on the bench—he would take what he liked—no check was kept by me—he would not count them—it would be my duty to keep any check on what went out, bat I did not, the cart boy did that—before I put the parcels on the bench it was my duty to see that 100 parcels were there, but I did not do so—the boy would count them—the record would be of what parcels there were—on that particular bench—the two deliveries of December 2nd of 170's, and the 100,000 sent by mistake were both signed by Shipton, but I can't remember the date—I know nothing about the excess—the paper used by the company was not peculiar, it is sold by other merchants—he could have obtained it from other sources—I did not see Shakespeare bring parcels when I saw him talking to Clarkson—it was my duty to keep a stock book of goods received, and I did so—I had to look after it—I swear that I made twenty or thirty entries in the stock book from the day</p>
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<p>I went in, to my dismissal—the book was not kept properly, I was out sometimes—there was no paper that I ever saw there which I put into the stock book—Broadbear never made the slightest concealment about what was brought in from the Telephone Co.—it was mostly concealed at the bottom of the truck—the boy concealed it when he brought it from the company on December 3rd—it was mere rough paper—that was the only time I saw any concealment when he brought them, they were invariably put where I could see them—from October 28th I never mentioned that goods, had been brought in, or said that J did not know why—I knew that many of the parcels I have spoken of had been counted, and some of them were more than 1,000, one was 1,000 and odd—some contained more than 1,000, some less—this paper(
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>) bears no date or address—I wrote to Mr. Gill man some time in December while I was in Clarkson's employment—I cannot say the date—I had notice on the 10th, and it would be about two weeks before that—I cannot say whether it was in November—I did not see the answer addressed to Mr. Gillman, nor did I see him upon it—I did not write to him again—I wrote, "If a gentleman calls upon you, kindly say I am still working, and have been five years in the warehouse"—I had been in the place five years, and I thought I bad rather have a character from there—I do not know what reason I had to suppose that Mr. Gillman would give me a false character—I did my best to get Mr. Gillman to write what he knew was false, and I knew what sort of man Mr. Clarkson was—I had something to do with the trades union—Mr. Gillman was not a member of the trades union—I kept a special book for the Telephone Company, a receiving book, in which the goods should be marked down as they go out—the truck boy looked after that, and there was a receiving-book for all customers for goods going out—sometimes orders would come in from the Telephone Company for a large number of forms to be delivered quick, but I do not know that Clarkson sometimes had not enough paper to execute them—I have not known him to go and ask for paper, nor has he sent me over to do so—he asked me on December 2nd to go to the Telephone Company and ask for the loan of a ream of paper, but I did not go; I do not know who went, but two reams came from the Company, and they were used for the Company's order—I say that they were stolen because they were fetched over in the cart—they were brought in openly—the Company got them with the printing on them—a truck would not be required to bring it, it would only weigh 22 lbs.; he could carry it under his arm—it was a two-wheeled truck—Clarkson never to my knowledge sent to borrow paper before—I had nothing to do with making invoices out—the other man was called the machine-minder; he had the entire charge of the machine and the handling of the paper, and it came to me when it was printed—only those two, and the boy Broadbear had anything to do with it—I never received a penny beyond my wages; he never offered me any bribe or inducement to connive at this robbery—I have been out of a place ever since December—I have tried to get one several times, and the last time I told them that Mr. Clarkson was retiring from business—I did not say a word about Berke leys—Clarkson never said that I had been negligent and careless and frequently absent on Monday, or that I had made mistakes, or that I had</p>
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<p>not kept the stock-book—I had been absent on Mondays several times, because I was not very well, and once I was too late—I stayed away two Mondays during the seven weeks I was with him and one half day; he complained once before he gave me notice—when he gave me notice I thought I knew the reason, as one of the boys said that Clarkson said, "As that
<hi rend="italic">chap</hi> is away I will give him notice"—I was a perfectly innocent young man up to October 28th—I did not say a word to the Telephone Company about what was going on till I had notice to leave, because I had my living to get—I wrote to the company and told them afterwards—I never passed a word with Shakespeare before I left—I never saw money pass between Clarkson and Shakespeare—Shakespeare walked in and out so that everybody could see him, but the glass was frosted over and no one could see him inside—my dinner time Was from one to two; we closed at seven—the gas was alight all day—I always saw Shakespeare between five and six p.m.—Carter was on the same floor with me; we were twenty
<lb/>five or thirty yards apart, and I could see everything he did—he could see everybody come into the counting-house as well as I could, but they would not have to pass either of us.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Nothing was paid to me besides my wages—I am married, and have a child—the stock-book was to enter stock coming on to the premises; it had been used when I arrived, but it had all been scratched out—I put down in it whatever arrived, but I did not go on doing so, and in that I failed in my duty, but I did make some thirty entries in it—I put my memoranda in the rack, some in the book and some on the file, and some were not put down at all—the half day t was away was the Wednesday before I got married—that was the following day or the day after I heard from my friend that Clarkson was going to send me away—I sent my letter by post—I am not aware that the envelope which contained it is in the possession of the police—I might have gone for paper to Hewett in Cannon Street, or Piper and Son, who are two minutes' walk off—I got some paper from them—when the telephone forms came in they were wrapped in brown paper and tied with string—this paper was always done up in the same way as the telephone forms, tied with paper and string.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990206-name-184" type="given" value="MAJOR WM"/>MAJOR WM. CARTER</persName> </hi>. I live at 36, Iindley Street, Mile End Road—I entered Clarkson's service in March, '97, and remained there down to December 20th, the day after his arrest—the clerk came up and told me we should all be paid off—Shakespeare used to come to Clarkson's at all manner of times—he used to see Mr. Clarkson—he saw him in the office—I remember the boy Broadbear, he used to bring papers in to Mr. Clarkson's shop in the truck, from the National Telephone Co. in Oxford Court in the dinner hour, or else just after the closing" time of the Tele phone Co. at 6.30—we closed at seven—if we had an order for 30,000 forms we had paper given out for 27,000, and Mr. Clarkson told me to make it up in 1,000 parcels—I just printed the paper that was given me—sixteen reams would cut up into 92,160—No.170 forms thought spoiling—92,160 is the most that it could be printed into—Mr. Clarkson told me an order had come in to print 50,000 forms, and that he would get me the paper to print—I did so—I was told to cut sateen reams up into 92,160, and they were packed into 100 parcels and sent oyer to the</p>
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<p>National Telephone Company—the rule was to pack them up in five
<lb/>hundreds, but they were packed up in thousands by mistake—the first delivery should have been 50,000, and the second delivery the same, but 100,000 were delivered at once, or rather 92,160—I remember an order coming to print seven reams of No. 79 forms, which were to be packed up in packages supposed to be 1,000; the order was delivered nearly 3,000 short—on December 19th, the day Clarkson was arrested, and before he was arrested, he came to me and told me to go down and help Forward to count out the 79 forms into full thousands, because they were already packed up under the counter, and J Broadbear unpacked them, while Forward and I counted them—the first lot was 724; it should have been 1,000—it was going to the National Telephone Company—we counted a lot of parcels—I do not remember any containing more than 1,000—fresh forms were to be added, and we made them up into packages of 1,000—we had some crown court vellum paper with the Telephone label on it, "The Stores, Oxford Court," and we cut up the waste into Golden Arrow circulars, nothing to do with the Telephone Company—there were two parcels, five reams in each—some of the paper was used for the No. 520 of the Telephone Company, but some of it was used for the Golden Arrows—I remember Burnes leaving—on the day he left Clarkson came to me and said, "What do you think of that b—?"—he asked me if I knew who he went to dinner with—I. said, "I have had very litt'e to say to him"—he said, "Do you know who has put him into the way of whom to go to; he has gone straight to the man who can cause me all the trouble?"—I told him I did not know—he said if the Telephone affair blew over he should get some of our work.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I did not know what was going on—I did not know what he was talking about.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had been at the office about two years—when an order came in, all I had to do was to handle the machine; I was in charge of the letterpress department and machinery—I was over Burnes—I would have a lot of paper put before me to print—I never knew it not to come up to the estimate—I should not ask for more paper—if I had an order for 30,000, and I had only paper for 28,000, I should not ask for more paper, I should make them up in packets supposed to contain 1,000—as far as I remember the number was always short; we knew we were swindling all along—I cannot remember a date when Clarkson told me to send out shortages—I very seldom cut up the right number—sometimes I did in agreement forms, it was Clarkson's custom, he told me often it was his custom—I am 24—I never told anybody this—Clarkson never gave me a present or any inducement to continue a co
<lb/>conspirator in this fraud—I started at £1 a week, then 21s., then 23s., and just before the firm shut I had 25s.—Clarkson did not tell me in December to cut up 92,600 forms and send them in to the Company—I know that over and above the 50,000, 40,000 odd went and are at the Company's now—they are not counted, they are measured off—I have written to Clarkson since I was at the Mansion House—I think it was last week—he did not answer me, but other people did—I never remonstrated with Clarkson—I did not talk to Burnes about the shortages;</p>
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<p>I saw very little of him—I may have spoken to Clarkson about it—Fuller dismissed me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The 3,000 shortage-was in 79 forms, about three weeks before Clarkson's arrest—the 170 forms, the 100,000 order, I worked up in 92,160; I do not know anything about the 182 forms.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990206-name-185" type="given" value="FRED EDWARD"/>FRED. EDWARD CLARKE</persName> </hi>. I live at 49, Hale Street, St. George's Road—I am a machine man lately employed by Clarkson at Garlick Hill—I left there on December 20th, the day after his arrest—I entered his service about ten months ago—whilst there I have seen from time to time paper coming in from the National Telephone Co.—last September or October I heard Clarkson tell Broadbear to go to the Telephone Co.'s office and be there about 6.15 with the truck—the same evening Shakespeare came to Clarkson's office—I cannot remember the date—Clarkson was not in, and he saw the clerk Fuller—next day Clarkson told Broadbear to be over at the Telephone office about 1.15 in the dinner hour, with his truck, or else his job was not worth much—later in the day I saw Broadbear come back to our office with the truck, and he had about seven reams of paper in it—he had some Monck ton's foolscap and double cap azure laid—I saw it—it laid flat in the truck with a few pieces of wrapper over it—he came to the side door, and unloaded the truck; he brought the paper just inside the door and laid it on the compositors' table, and after the dinner hour I took them down to the other end and took a couple of wrappers off, and put brown paper on them and stuck them in the rack—I only know Shake speare by sight—I have seen him on the premises when Clarkson was in—he would see Clarkson in his office; he was there several times—Clarkson always saw him if he was in—I was in charge of the machines when the paper was given out, and it would not produce the proper quantity—I had to take some off every lot, and make them up into the proper number of bundles—if the order was for 100,000; 100 bundles were sent in, each supposed to be 1,000—they did not contain 1,000; if they did there would only be about 92 bundles, and we had to take so many off each to make 100 bundles—I never remember making a less number of bundles than was ordered—I remember Burnes going, the day he left Clarkson said to me, "What do you think of that b—hound; you don't know what harm he has done me; he has even written to Peacock's; he has done me a lot of harm, and if this should come to a law point, will you swear that my work has always been sent home properly?"—I knew it had not, but as I had a mother to keep, I said "Yes," so as to retain my position—the establishment was afterwards broken up, and I left on December 20th, and after that I made a statement to the solicitors for the prosecution—I was at the police-court—I have got another situation now.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I made a statement to the solicitors on December 21st—I attended at the police-court twice—Mr. Peacock is the merchant who used to print for Clarkson—Clarkson asked (me to give false evidence—I did not agree to commit perjury—I was not on my oath then—I knew he was committing a fraud—I was about twenty-two then—I did not say, "I won't do this," because I did not send the work out—it was my place to print what was given to me—I knew he was sending the work out short—I did not say anything about it to Clarke—I remained with</p>
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<p>him till he was taken into custody, and took his wages—if he had not been taken into custody I should not be there still—my delicate conscience began to pinch me towards the end—I was going to leave to better myself; if I could not have bettered myself I should hare taken wages from a thief.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). A large portion of the Company's forms are printed outside; contracts are sent to the printers—they put in tenders—the printers supply the paper—some of the printing is done at Oxford Court—up to May, 1898, the Company had supplied paper to the printers, but since then it ceased to supply paper, certainly so far as Clarkson was concerned—from that date he would have no right to have the Company's paper delivered to him—I did not know that he was receiving five reams of Monckton's paper, two reams of azure laid, four reams of crown court vellum, or two reams of extra strong bank—Shakespeare had no authority to hand him any paper after May 6th—among the forms printed by Clarkson there were Nos. 79, 170, and 182—if the stock of forms run short, the head storekeeper Fishley sends in an application for so many, and if I agree, the order is sent to the contractor, who executes the order, and he sends it to Oxford Court, and the storekeeper enters it in the duplicate stationery receipt book—the duplicate is sent to the head office, and then reaches me—if the order was for 30,000 and they were sent in in thousands, and there were only twenty-eight bundles we should question it, we should not count the contents of each bundle—they would be delivered at the stationery store, and there they would suppose that each bundle contained the specified number—the contractor sends his invoices in to me, and I should check them with the copy Toucher and then pass it on for payment if it is all right—I find on November 29th there was an application from the stationery department for 50,000 No. 170 forms—the order was sent to Clarkson to print and deliver them—I afterwards found out that he had delivered what he pretended were 100,000 forms—they were delivered to Mr. Fishley—I had nothing to do with counting them—on November 23rd I received an application from the stationery store for 30,000 No. 182 forms—it was sent on to Clarkson on December 1st for him to fulfil—I have no note of the 30,000 No. 79 forms—about December 10th a letter was received by the general manager from Burnes and handed to me—Burnes came to the office on December 16th, when a statement was taken from him—on December 17th this letter (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>), purporting to come from Clarkson, was received—Shakespeare made his confession on Dec
<lb/>ember 19th—Shakespeare did not know the contents of Burnes' letter; we kept it private—Clarkson and Shakespeare were arrested on December 19th—I was present then, and also when Burnes pointed out the paper on Clarkson's premises.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The warehouse was searched, and a few things were taken away—there was nothing to identify the paper by—Clarkson could buy from the manufacturer, and it would be delivered in the same way as to us—we do not keep a stock of what goes through the stationery store; we have no stock book—we have a book in which we enter everything that comes in, and a second book in which everything that goes out is entered—we do not keep a ledger balance—we did not know what</p>
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<p>amount at stock we had on our premises—before May, 1898, Shakespeare might have had to deliver paper out—it would be his duty to make an entry of what paper went out; it would be recorded in some book which Mr. Fishley would have under his observation from time to time—the excess ordered would be entered as well—we had no suspicion against anyone till we received Burnes' letter—the forms were sent all over the kingdom—the parcels would not be marked outside with the number of the contents; one tells the number from the size of the parcel—we had a complaint about the short numbers of the forms from one of our centres while this inquiry was going on—I do not remember one before that—Shakespeare had been with us nearly three years—I have never known an order sent to the printer without giving the quantity required—Mr. Fishley is not allowed to send orders to the printers—we do not suggest that the forms 170, 79, or 182, have been printed on paper from our place—we have had forms sent in from Clarkson printed on paper which has been taken from us—Partridge and Cooper do not make the paper; they use paper which is made for them—it must have got into our place by mistake—we do not know how it came into our possession—we buy our paper from various firms—we do not buy paper directly from Spicer; we buy from A. Ball and Co., and other firms—Clarkson could buy from them—we suggest that the people we buy from put in the ream of Partridge and Cooper by mistake—we knew we had the ream, and we missed it, and it was found on Clarkson'a premises—I do not know if Partridge and Cooper would sell their paper—when we got Burnes's letter we did not communicate with Clarkson, asking if he could give any explanation, we were investigating—between the dates we received Burnes's letter, and on December 19th we took deliveries of goods from Clarkson—I do not know how much, but I believe 182 forms—we thought then that he had been cheating us—I say the shortages must be very large—since Clarkson has been in custody we have counted some of the packages delivered by him, and found them short; we found one or two in excess of the quantities—we counted each form—we have no means of ascertaining that he had delivered forty-seven parcels instead of fifty—I am not giving Burnes anything now—I do not know anything about what is being done in regard to him—I saw him when he made his statement.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Statements were made by Wm. Robinson, Henry Miller, John Downes, and Mr. Fishley—the complaint about the shortage came from Scotland—I did not get the letter—one of out packers told me he had been blown up for short packing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, February</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>,</p>
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<interp inst="t18990206-name-187" type="given" value="WM HY"/>WM. HY. FISHLEY</persName> </hi>. I am a storekeeper in the employ of the prosecuting company in Oxford Court, Cannon Street, where I am in charge of the stationery store—I receive and signor the stationery stock—we have a printing establishment adjoining the store, where some of our printing is done—some of it we have to place outside, and Clarkson was one of the several persons employed by the company for the outside work—Shakespeare was my assistant—the stock is distributed to our various districts, and when the stock is running low we send a requisition to the head office for whatever we want, and if Clarkson was delivering the</p>
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<p>order he ought to send the delivery note—sometimes it was not sent—the goods are entered at our stores in the duplicate stationery receipt book, and then the delivery note, with my receipt are sent to the head office—on November 23rd I applied to the head storekeeper for 30,000 No. 182 forms—on December 13 that they were delivered at Oxford Court with an advice note which purported to be for 30,000—the packets were counted, and there were only twenty-seven packets—I assumed there were 1,000 in each 'packet, and I altered the advice note—Broadbear delivered the twenty-seven packets, and I called his attention to it—he had a delivery book with him, and I altered the number there—the "3,000 to follow" was written by one of Clarkson's clerks—on December 15th 96 of 182 forms were delivered; the delivery note was for 3,000—this alteration from 3,000 to 96 on the note is not mine—when the boy arrives I check the delivery from his book—I see in this book (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) "96," which somebody has scratched out and put "95" over it; in our copy it is 3,000'—I cannot say why that "95" was put—it is a duplicate book, but the two copies do not correspond; it looks as if they had been written separately—on December 17th there were delivered 2,926 of 182 'forms; that was the way in which the 30,000 was endeavoured to be made up—that is altogether 30,021—I instructed the 27,000 to be counted—on November 29th I sent an application to the head office for 50,000 No. 170 forms, and on December 2nd these were delivered from Clarkson's by Broadbear—100 packets of the 170 forms purporting each to contain 1,000 forms—this (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) is the delivery-note for the 100 packets—I find here, the top item, that it purports to show the delivery of 50,174,. which would would be in accordance with the order—as I had received 100 packets purporting to contain 1,000 each, I applied for instructions at the head office as to what was to be done—I received my instructions, and on the same day 1 received from Clarkson this delivery-note for the other 50,000 forms, making up what purported to be the number—when they were counted some of them had been used—since May, 1898, Clarkson had made no application to me which would require any plain paper to be sent to him—we had all kinds of paper in stock—we keep Monckton's foolscap, crown court vellum, and extra strong bank—we do not keep a stock of Partridge and Cooper, but late in November we found we had on our premises, at Oxford Court, a ream of Partridge and Cooper; it was of a bluey tint—I did not see the ream subsequently found on Clarkson's premises—on December 1st a boy came from another contractor, Blundell Taylor, and in Shakespeare's presence I sent an issuer named Downes for a ream of paper, and to bring it to me—when I saw it was Partridge and Cooper's I told him to place it on the back, as he was not to issue that paper—I meant on the back shelf in the office where Shakespeare and I sat—Downes did so; I saw him—Shakespeare was present—I did not miss it until after this inquiry was instituted—in consequence of a statement I went to look for the ream on December 23rd or 24th and it was not there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not know what the 50,000 forms would work out at—this is Mr. Salmon's signature to this paper (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>), and I presume is an order for 50,000 of 170 and 30,000 of 182 forms—(
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>: "Please send to the address of this company at Oxford Court, 50,000</p>
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<p>forms 170, £4 4s.; 30,000 182, £2 10s. the lot"—I do not dispute those prices—"Urgent" meant that we wanted them quickly—this is my signature for the receipt of 50,000 170 forms on December 2nd—this is my signature for the other 50,000—we got more than 50,000 on December 1st, and we had the excess order in our possession when he was I arrested—we have used some of them, the rest we have got—the order for the 30,000 was completed by Clarkson, but not on the exact date——when an order was signed "Urgent"—Shakespeare was generally the man who took the orders over to Clarkson—Shakespeare would have a legitimate reason for frequently going over to Clarkson; he would go once or twice a week—he might go over between five and six—I was brought before Mr. Littlechild, and asked questions by him which I answered, Barnes was not within hearing then, Mr. Salmon was—I never saw Barnes till I saw him at the Mansion House, or Carter or Clarke—I do not remember orders being given that after May 6th, 1898, no paper was to be given to Clarkson—I am prepared to swear that after May 6th no paper to my knowledge was borrowed by Clarkson from the National Telephone Company for urgent orders—it was never reported to me by Shakespeare that Clarkson had applied to him for paper—if he had done so it would have been Shakespeare's duty to have told me, and it would have been booked out—Shakespeare was acquainted with the order about not giving paper out—I might have had it, and not recollected it—I have heard that there are job lots of paper purchased sometimes—we never buy job lots—I do not know how the ream of Partridge and Cooper got into our store—we never use that paper ourselves—it was put on a shelf with a lot of things—everybody knew where it had been put—it was put away until we had instructions what to do with it—we had had it ever since I have been there—that is nearly two years.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I do not know if the Partridge and Cooper is manufactured by Monckton's.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). For 20,000 of No. 170 forms the price is £1 14s. 6d.; for 50,000, £4 4a—that is the amount in this case, and for 100,000, £7 12s. 6d.—for No. 182 form, £l 16s. for 20,000, £2 10s., for 30,000, and £4 4s. for 50,000—the wholesale price for a ream of Partridge and Cooper would be 11s.—we do not buy it—we do not buy 170 or 182 plain; it is always printed on first—those prices include the paper and the printing—the crown court vellum is 10s. 1d. a ream, the extra strong bank 13s. 10d. per ream, the azure laid W.T.C. is 13s. lid. per ream, large size.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Anybody can buy from Monckton's—we buy from Caukerdale's.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990206-name-189" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN DOWNES</persName> </hi>. I live at 3, Spring Gardens Place, Stepney, and am an issuer, employed by the prosecuting company—I pack and send off paper used by the company—on December 13th I counted some of the twenty-seven parcels purporting to contain 1,000 each of 182 forms—I counted packages 1 to 6, and each was short in the 182 forms, and also packages 1 to 90 of No. 170, which were also all short—one package was as low as 778—at the end of November or the beginning of December some paper was sent for from Blundell Taylor's, and I went to search for</p>
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<p>some of Monckton's foolscap—I opened a parcel which I thought was Monckton's, and found it was Partridge and Cooper's—I showed it to Mr. Fiehley in Shakespeare's presence—I was told to put it on a shelf at the back of the office where they sat—that is the last I saw of it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The whole of the twenty-seven packages were counted—I counted some of them—none of them had been used—I counted them on January 3rd—one package contained 980—in the six packages there were 5,696 instead of 6,000.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990206-name-190" type="given" value="HINEY"/>HINEY EOBRTOV</persName> </hi>. I have been for nearly three years issuer in the stationery department of the prosecuting company—about the middle of December I got into a little trouble about the deliveries being short, at some of our branches, and counted the number of tickets delivered to Clarkson: there were 182—turning to document J. H. I counted seven, and with one exception they were all short, in that there was an excess of 72—I counted nine of the 170 parcels, and they were all short—the shortage ranged from 776, the lowest, to 960 the highest: total shortness 504—on December 14, when there was a delivery from Clarkson of 182 forms, I received them; there were only 123 packets, and in consequence of a complaint they set me to count them, and they were short—Broadbear was there—not only were the parcels short, but the contents of the parcels.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I counted the 182 on the Thursday or Friday before he was arrested, and the others about the Wednesday following Shake-speare's arrest, following December 19th—the whole 182 packages were together—the 27 packages were all there—I counted seven of them, and my suspicions were aroused—we were sent off to count the lot, and we counted seven—I have got the total of the seven.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990206-name-191" type="given" value="HARRY MONKHAM"/>HARRY MONKHAM MILLER</persName> </hi>. I am a packer in the prosecutor's employ—J have seen Broadbear when he was delivering, speaking to Shakespeare, who has gone up the area stairs, and Broadbear also—I have seen Shakespeare go up into the office and have gone up and spoken to him—I was among the counters; I counted 1, 2 to 7, and each was short; but in one instance there was an excess of 1047—I did the 170—there were only 9 on the sheet, they were all short, and some very short—167 was the lowest.</p>
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