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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>MOORE, MAYOR.</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, March 6th, 1899, and following days,</p>
<p>Before the Right Hon.
<hi rend="smallCaps">SIR</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN VOCE MOORE</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">KNT</hi>.,
<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; the Hon. Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHARLES BIGHAM</hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of Her Majesty's High Court; the Right Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-1" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HALL</persName> </hi>, K.C.M.G., Q.C., M.P., Recorder of the said City;
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-2" type="given" value="ALFRED JAMES"/>ALFRED JAMES NEWTON</persName> </hi>, Esq., Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOSEPH COCKFIELD DIMSDALE</hi>, Knt., Sir
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-3" type="given" value="MARCUS"/>MARCUS SAMUEL</persName> </hi>, Knt., Sir
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-4" type="given" value="JAMES THOMSON"/>JAMES THOMSON RITCHIE</persName> </hi>, Knt., and
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS BOON CROSBY</hi>, Esq., Aldermen of the said City; and Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">FORREST FULTON</hi>, Knt., QC., 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="t18990306-name-5" type="given" value="FREDERICK PRAT"/>FREDERICK PRAT ALLISTON</persName> </hi>, Esq., Alderman.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-6" type="given" value="CLIFFORD"/>CLIFFORD PROBYN</persName>, J.P</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-7" type="given" value="LEONARD JAMES"/>LEONARD JAMES MATON</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
<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. FIFTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—a dagger</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday and Tuesday, March</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">th and</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1899.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">A. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCKLL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-12" type="given" value="PERCY CORNELIUS"/>PERCY CORNELIUS PARE</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk, and live at 11, North Road, Highgate—on Monday, January 9th, I left business about 7.15, and went to London Bridge with a friend, after which I played at billiards till about 12, and about 12.15 I was walking up the City Road going towards the Angel public-house—I waited for a tram on the same side of the road as the Grand Theatre—I was hustled, and received a Revere blow on the side of my head—I remember nothing else—I was wearing a hard felt hat—there is a break in my hat—I cannot identify the persons who caused me that injury; I did not see anybody do it—I was taken to the hospital—I was perfectly sober; I had had three glasses of beer.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had not had a quarrel with either of the prisoners—they are perfect strangers to me—the place is a busy one—the Angel was open—I had been there about four or five minutes—I had been playing at billiards at the Horns at Shoreditch—I had walked from there to the City Road—I had not spoken to anybody—I do not remember speaking to a Mr. Swift or coming into collision with him—I saw Taylor at the police-station two or three hours afterwards—I had been at the Horns about two hours and a half—I had not been to any place of amusement.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-13" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS RYAN</persName> </hi>. I am an errand boy—on January 9th I was a hawker</p>
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<p>and was living at the Salvation Army shelter at 31, Fetter Lane—on this night I was near the Grand Theatre, Islington, with a man named Golsborough—I saw Taylor go behind Mr. Pare and strike him across the head with a stick—I only saw them when the blow was struck—we were about two yards away—Cates was standing alongside Taylor Taylor passed the stick to a second man behind him—Pare walked away—I do not know the man who was behind—a policeman took Pare away in a cab to the hospital—we went up to the two men—Golsborough spoke to them—I did not hear what he said—they said to Golsborough, "If you put us away for this job we will shoot you"—I think Cates said that, Taylor was next to him—he must have heard what Cates said—Taylor picked up some mud wrapped in paper, and threw it at Golsborough, who went and told a policeman—Cates and Taylor went amongst some men, and then the policeman asked me to fetch another policeman, which I did—Golsborough pointed out Taylor as the man who hit Pare—Taylor heard what Golsborough said—Taylor was taken to the station—the policeman told us to follow down to the police-station—on the way a boy came and spoke to me, and I turned round and walked a little way back, when Cates and Logdon set about me—Cates started pushing me up towards Islington, and told me to go home—he pushed me in the opposite direc
<lb/>tion to that which the policeman and Taylor had gone—he told me not to go to the police-station—I ran away, but fell down, and when I got up Cates started pushing me again—I ran away a second time, but fell again, and Cates fell over me, and Logdon came and kicked me—Cates was standing over me; he then punched me in the back twice, and told me to go home again—when I told Logdon I would give him in charge he ran away—a policeman came up, and I gave Cates in charge, and he was taken to the police-station—I was told to attend the Police-court the next day, which I did—I saw Golsborough there, and as we were going out of the court-yard a man came and said something to us, in consequence of which I went towards Farringdon Road—I went again on the Thursday morning alone—I saw Golsborough there, and in conse
<lb/>quence of what he said I went away from the court, and went to a beer-shop, where I stopped till the detective found me and arrested me on a warrant—between the Tuesday and the Thursday a policeman had served me with a paper, and had arrested me and brought me before a Magis
<lb/>trate, and I gave evidence.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had been out with Golsborough that evening—I had known him about nine months—I was lodging at a Salvation Army shelter—I had not got any regular work—I was going to stop at Gols-borough's house that night—ho was going to tell me about a house decorating job—when I saw the blow struck there were several men on the pavement—there was a policeman near—I cannot say that I saw Mr. Swift there, he may have been without my seeing him—Pare did not have an altercation with him just before the blow was struck—the first thing I saw was the blow, after which the gentleman walked towards the policeman—I did not say before the Magistrate, "I did not see Gates do anything to the prosecutor; he was two or three yards off prosecutor when prosecutor was struck"—what I said was read over to me, and I signed it—Cates was about half a foot away from Taylor, much nearer</p>
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<p>than two or three yards—I do not know the Swan public-bouse—tha stick was like a walking stick—I cannot say if it was thick or thin.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-14" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH WILSON</persName> </hi> (44 G). On the early morning of January 10th I was on duty in High Street, Islington—I saw Mr. Pare there—Golsborough was near him—he was sober, but suffering from a large wound on the right side of his head—I took him to the hospital, and afterwards to the station, where the charge was made against Taylor—I had not noticed anything take place before I saw the prosecutor—I had just left the place, and walked about 50 yards—on turning round to go back again I saw the prosecutor coming towards me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The first thing I saw on turning round was a scaffle between six or seven men—none of the other men came up to me—when I was putting the prosecutor into the cab, there was not a crowd there; there was only one other man there—I did not notice Cates—the Swan public-house is next door to the Grand Theatre—I do not know Mr. Swift—I have never spoken to him in my life.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">NR</hi>). About 12.40 on the morning of January 10th I was on duty in Upper Street, Islington—Ryan and Golsborough came up and made a statement to me—we went over to the Grand heatre—Golsborougb said pointing to Taylor, "That is the man who struck the person across the head with a stick; he ia taken to the hospital"—I said to Taylor, I should take him to the Old Street Police-station—he said, "lama ratepayer, and know nothing about it"—Cates was there—they heard what Golsborougb said—Gates took no notice of what Taylor said—at the station Taylor said, "I am a respectable man and rent four bouses, and you will know about this to
<lb/>morrow"—he had no stick in his hand when I arrested him, nor had Gates—I saw one man there who had a stick—Taylor appeared to have been drinking, but I cannot say he was drunk—he could speak all right.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Gates and the others appeared to have been drinking—I know the Swan.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-16" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GAMMON</persName> </hi> (281 G). At 12.50 a.m. on January 10th I was in the Goswell Road—I saw Cates and Ryan—Ryan was crying—I asked him why he was crying, and he pointed to Cates saying that he had knocked him down, while another man who had run away bad kicked him—I did not see the other man—I took Cates to the station—he said to Ryan at the station, "You hit me first."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> 1 cannot say if Cates had been drinking—he did not appear to be drunk.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-17" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN EVAKS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector, G</hi>). On the early morning of January 10th I was on duty at the Old Street Police-station—Taylor was brought in charged with assaulting Mr. Pare—I wrote the charge down, and read it over to him—I charged him with being concerned with others in assault
<lb/>ing this man with intent to rob him—he said, "I
<hi rend="italic">do</hi> not know anything about it," then he added, "What, charged with intent to rob him, a respectable ratepayer?"—Ryan made a statement with regard to the assault upon him—Taylor was sitting down at first, and when Cates and Logdon were brought in he got up and said, "I know nothing about those menw—when Gates was charged he said, "Here
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<p>me first"—Ryan said, "No, I did not hit you"—Cates said, "Yes, you did."</p>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-18" type="given" value="SIMON"/>SIMON COURT</persName> </hi>. I am a police-sergeant—I received a warrant on January 12th for the arrest of Alfred Golsborough to give evidence in this case—I have not been able to execute that warrant—I have endeavoured to do so.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-19" type="given" value="HERBERT"/>HERBERT MUNDAY</persName> </hi>. I am a M.R.C.S., and I was house-surgeon when Mr. Pure was brought to the hospital on January 10th—he had a cut on the right side of his head about 1 1/2 in. long, and going down to the bone—he was sober—he was a little dizzy from the cut—he could answer questions—he had lost a good deal of blood—the wound could have been caused by a stick—it was rather a heavy blow.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You would have to swing the stick rather hard to cause the injury with a swinging blow; it would depend on the weight of the stick.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence</hi>,</p>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-20" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD SWIFT</persName> </hi>. I am a fruiterer, of the Liverpool Road, at three shops—on January 9th, about 12.15, I was in High Street, Islington, near the Angel—I had been having supper at Porter's, close by, and had just come out, when Mr. Pare came and knocked up against me very violently, and used very bad language to me—I shoved him away, I did not say anything—I had never seen him before—I had not got more than three yards away, when somebody came and hit the man on the head very heavily with a stick—I did not know either of the men—the gentleman went to a policeman, and he went away in a cab—I walked across the road into my own home.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I think I had seen Taylor before—I go to races some
<lb/>times—I do not know that Taylor is a betting man—I bet occasionally—I do not think the prosecutor was sober—after he was struck I went away—I saw the blow struck—I cannot say who struck it—there were two or three men there—Taylor was there—I cannot swear that he struck the blow—it was like a whangee cane, with a big, round handle—I do not think it was a heavy stick—it was a very hard blow—I cannot say what became of the stick; I was five or six yards away—I have been in trouble with the police for furious driving and assaulting the police—I was fined 40s.—I do not know why the prosecutor assaulted me—I was sober that night—I went to the Police-court when the men were charged—I did not give evidence—I went to satisfy myself—I did not tell any
<lb/>body I had seen the blow struck—I was not asked to give evidence—I was subpoenaed—I do not know who served it—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—I had not spoken to Gates about the affair, or to either of the accused.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner</hi>). On Monday, January 9th, I was in the Swan public-house—I knew Mr. Swift by sight as a tradesman, but I never spoke to him—the Swan is just opposite where this occurred—Cates was in there too—I had been there about twenty minutes—when I came out I was not drunk—I saw an altercation a few yards away, and went to have a look, and saw a gentleman's head bleeding; a policeman got hold of him and put him into a cab, and then I crossed the road to get my tram home when a policeman came and took me into custody—I did not say anything to the gentleman or to Swift—the prosecutor was having a row with some one—his head was bleeding when I saw him—I never hit</p>
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<p>him—I saw Mr. Swift there—after I left the Swan I saw Cates—we went across the road.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had not a stick in my hand that night—I was not within striking distance when the blow was struck—I had no interest in the matter, nor had Cates—I was with him—Cates did not strike the blow—I did not hear Logdon say he was with us when the row occurred—Golsborough pointed me out, and said, "I think that is the man who struck him" (
<hi rend="italic">The prosecutor</hi>)—I said to the policeman, I am a respect
<lb/>able man"—he said, "You will have to come to the Police-station"—I said, "Certainly," and I walked with the constable down the road—Cates was with me when I was arrested—we did not threaten Golsborough or Ryan—I never saw Golsborough; I heard Ryan say to
<lb/>day that I picked up some mud, and threw it at Golsborough—I do not know that he has got any interest in telling a lie about me; he must be mistaken—I was not so drunk that I could not walk—I had not a number of friends who at
<lb/>tended the Police-court the next morning that I know of—my wife came
<hi rend="italic">to</hi> see me; she did not tell me she was going to keep Golaborough and Ryan away—none of
<hi rend="italic">my</hi> friends have told me that they were at the Police-court, and threatened to shoot Golsborough and Ryan if they gave evidence—I saw Cates brought into the station, and heard him charged—I heard Cates say to Ryan, "You struck me first,
<hi rend="italic">kiddy</hi> "—I did not hear the boy say that Logdon had kicked him—Logdon is another friend of mine—I am a race-course clerk, a bookmaker's clerk—I cannot say that I have seen Swift at race meetings.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner</hi>). On this evening I was in the Swan public-house—I went in there about 11.45—I saw Taylor there—Taylor went out first—it was near closing time when I went out—I saw a constable putting a man into a cab—I saw Mr. Swift there—I only knew him as a tradesman, not to speak to—Taylor was standing against Mr. Swift—I asked a man what was the matter, and he said Mr. Swift had been having an altercation with some men, and the man got hit on the bead with a stick—I said to Taylor, "Are you going home?' and he
<hi rend="italic">said</hi>, "Yes"—we crossed over, and while we were waiting Logdon came up, and then a constable came up with Golsborough, whom I had never seen before or since—he said something to the policeman, who said to Taylor, "You will have to come to the'station with me"—they went off and I followed—Ryan was with some other lads, and he said tome, "Your mate is locked up"—I said, "Go home, you little devil!" and I pushed him—I was rather intoxicated, and I fell over—
<hi rend="italic">the</hi> boy ran away—he was stopped, and a constable came up and said I should have to go to the station and see the inspector—I was taken to the station and charged with assaulting the boy, and then the prosecutor was brought in about twenty minutes afterwards, and Taylor and I were charged together—I never saw a blow struck—I served the subpoena on Mr. Swift—I thought he could throw a different light on the matter.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I served it personally—I said, "I hope you will come down and speak the truth"—he said, "Very likely I shall"—I did not tell him who I was—I do not think he was at the Police-court on the Tuesday morning—I had known Taylor since last Christmas, but to speak to for only two or three months—I go to race meetings</p>
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<p>occasionally; never with Taylor—I had nob been living in the same house as Taylor—I do not know that Logdon was there—I was with Taylor from the timo I saw the injured man till he was arrested—Taylor and I did not threaten Golsborough—Taylor did not throw any mud at Golsborough—I did not tell Golsborough not to go to the Police-station.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990306-213-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">of like assault with intent to do grievous bodily harm [see next trial]. The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18990306-213-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noAgreement"/>were unable to agree as to Cates, and were discharged without giving a verdict</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">No evidence was offered against</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">TAYLOR</hi>
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<interp inst="t18990306-214-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. A. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SYMONDS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<persName id="t18990306-name-28" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-28" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS LYE</persName> </hi> (58
<hi rend="italic">NR</hi>). About 12.40 a.m. on January 10th I was in Upper Street, Islington—Golsborough and Ryan spoke to me—Taylor was pointed out to me—I took him into custody, and charged him with striking the prosecutor across his head with a stick—I asked Golsborough and Ryan to come to the station.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-29" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS RYAN</persName> </hi>. I was in Upper Street, Islington, in the early morning of January 10th, and saw Taylor strike Mr. Pare with a stick—I cannot say if the prisoner was there or not—I did not notice Gates when the blow was struck, but I did after, in the Goswell Road—I saw Taylor taken into custody some time after the blow was struck—I was following the policeman to the station when a boy came up and said something to me—I turned back and saw Cates and Logdon—Logdon said, "What did you go down with that man for?n—he meant with Golsborough to the station—Cates told me to go home—I said, "I won't 1"—I ran away and fell down—Logdon kicked me—Cates started pushing; me up towards Islington way—Logdon was following behind—I ran away and fell again—Cates fell on top of me; he got up and stood over me, and Logdon kicked me in the chest—Cates pushed me in the back: twice—I said I would give Logdon in charge for kicking me, and Logdon ran away—Cates tried to push me up towards Islington way—a policeman came up, I gave Cates into custody, and I went to the Police-station—whan I got there I saw Logdon on the steps—I pointed him out to a policeman, and he was taken into custody and charged with assaulting me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was a hard kick—Logdon did not kick me hard enough to lay me out—I had never seen him before that night—when Logdon ran away he ran towards Old Street Police-station, the same direction in which Taylor bad been taken—I do not know if he passed the policeman or not—I was following the policeman, but he was out of sights.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-30" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GAMMON</persName> </hi> (281 G). I arrested Cates—at the station I saw Logdon on the steps—Ryan pointed him out as the man who had kicked him—I told Logdon he had better como inside with me—he said, "All right"—he said he knew nothing about it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw Taylor and Mr. Pare pass my beat, going to</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990306-name-31" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990306-name-31" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-31" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN EVANS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector, G</hi>). I was in charge of Old Street Police-staion on the morning of January 10th when Lodgon was brought in –—he was charged with Cates with assaulting Ryan--Logdon said to Ryan, "I did not kick you"—Ryan said, "Yes you did; you kicked me here" pointing to the mud on his coat-Cates said, "Here,
<hi rend="italic">Kiddy</hi> did not you hit me first?"—Ryan said, "No, I did not hit you."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990306-name-32" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-32" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES LOGDON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner</hi>). I am in the employ of Mr. Cotter Of 40, Ledbury Road, Nothing Hill an antique dealer—on January 10th I Had been to the shaftesbury theatre by myself—I was iving at Tabbery Road, Hooway, and I was going home—when I got to the angel I went And had some supper at porter’s—then I went across the road and had a Drink—I walked to the corner of Liverpool Road, where I met Tayorwho Iknew—I stood talking to him for about ten miniut when a police man Came across the road—a man named golsbrought pointed taylor out to The policeman—he said "That is the man who it him"—I had not seen Taylor strike a blow—if he had delivered a blow it must have been more than ten minutes before—I followed Taylor and the Policeman to the station—I asked Taylor what he had done, I was on their heels—Taylor was taken inside the station—I waited two or three minutes, and asked what he was charged with-they told me to go outside—while I was standing on the steps Ryan came up and said to me, "You are the man who kicked me"—the Policeman said, "You had better come inside"—I was taken inside, and I said, "I don't know anything about it"—I had not seen Ryan before I saw him on the steps; I had not touched him or spoke to him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I became acquainted with Taylor about twelve to fifteen months ago—I have been to race meetings several times and have seen Taylor there—I had never seen Cates before January 10th—I saw him standing talking to Taylor when I first spoke to him—Cates remained in Taylor's company till Taylor was taken into custody—I was sober--Cates was not speaking to me—Taylor did not tell me that a quarrel had taken place—on the way to the station I spoke to Taylor; when we were about twenty yards from the station—I did not hear the policeman say what he had got Taylor in custody for—I was going to the station to speak for him--when I spoke to Taylor the policeman was close enough to hear what I said—I do not think he had hold of his arm—he said he knew nothing about it—when I was taken—into the station I don't remember saying anything.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I thought it was a case of mistaken identity—I did not see the prosecutor that night till he was brought to the station.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-33" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS LYE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). When I arrested Taylor, Cates was with him, but there were six or seven others there—I did not see Lodgon there—I do not know if anybody followed me to the station—I know Constables Thompson followed behind me; if anybody was following me he could see them—I do not know if anybody spoke to Taylor on the way to the station—I held him by the sleeve.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I heard nobody speak to Taylor.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-34" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM THOMPSON</persName> </hi> (142 G), I was present when Taylor was taken into custody—I followed Lye to the station, about a yard behind him—Logdon followed for about thirty yards, and then I lost sight of him—he was walking behind me with Cates, who followed about the same distance—as Logdon—I did not hear Logdon speak to Taylor.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-35" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY CATES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, examined by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>). 1 never saw Logdon from the time Taylor was taken into custody till I saw him at the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I followed down to the station—I was close to Logdon when Taylor was arrested.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Five previous convictions were proved against</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">CATES</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-214-18990306 t18990306-214-punishment-3"/>Six Months' Hard labour.</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">TAYLOR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-213-18990306 t18990306-214-punishment-4"/>Judgment respited [see previous trial].</rs> The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">awarded £1 to Ryan for his services.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-38" type="given" value="WILLIAM REUBEN"/>WILLIAM REUBEN HITCHCOCK</persName> </hi>. I am a blouse manufacturer, of 4, Play-house Yard, Water Lane—I have known the prisoner about a year and ten months—I have had various transactions with him—he was a blouse manufacturer then—we put a lot of work out not made up, and it is re
<lb/>turned finished—it was his duty to return these blouses to me—he had to do certain work upon them—between July and August last I gave over to
<hi rend="italic">him</hi> 1,210 dozen blouses, and I received back from him 781 dozens—I received certain information, and in consequence I went to 304, High Road, Tottenham, where I found 157 dozens and 2/12—I went to a Mr. Beard, at Edmonton, with a detective, and we received 24 dozens and 4/12—the value of the missing blouses is £110 6s. 2d.—I tried to find the prisoner, but could not.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I do not know that you sold those blouses with my partner's authority—you are accused of stealing 247 dozens and 5/12—I do not think you oould steal them without anyone being informed of the fact—my partner did not write you a letter on be
<lb/>half of my firm offering you a situation after you had joined the Army—our loss is more than £60 or £70—he had no authority to tell you to sell the blouses.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-39" type="given" value="ROBERT ALEXANDER"/>ROBERT ALEXANDER BEARD</persName> </hi>. I am a draper, of 2, Laure! Villas, Bolton Road, Edmonton—I have had business dealings with the prisoner—I have purchased blouses from him—Mr. Hitchcock came and made some in
<lb/>quiries from me, in consequence of which I returned some of the blouses to him—when I bought them from the prisoner they were finished—I paid 5S. per dozen for them—the prisoner said the goods belonged to him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I paid 2s. 6d. a dozen for some pinafores—you told me you were the manufacturer—I knew I could make them cheaper than what you charged me—I gave you a cheque for £11 2s. 6d. for the solicitor—it was not honoured—I did not always count the stuff when you brought it, but I did next day—I do not think you could steal the blouses without Somebody knowing.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-40" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD NEW</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Sergeant M</hi>). On February 10th I was at Sandgate Police-station, and I saw the prisoner there—I read the warrant to him</p>
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<p>be said, "I suppose you know you have got the wrong man, but I will tell you all about it when we are going up in the train"—he was then charged with uttering worthless cheques.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You did not make a statement about stealing the blouses—I did not charge you with that.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "The witness Beard
<lb/>fully understood that those blouses and things that he bought were not bought honestly, as I will bring witnesses to prove."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Tlie Prisoner called</hi>:</p>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-41" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT LAMB</persName> </hi>. I am the prosecutor's partner—I did not authorise you to sell the stuff which you are accused of stealing—I do not think you could sell 2,000 dozen of stuff without my knowing; we do not claim for 2,000 dozen—I have not manipulated the books at all—I wrote two letters to you—I did not offer you a situation in my office.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I knew the prisoner by the name of Barton in busi
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-42" type="given" value="EMILY ROSE"/>EMILY ROSE BARTON</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's mother—he could not have stolen this large quantity of blouses without some help.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I managed the prisoner's indoor business, and he did the outdoor.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-43" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM RUDKIN</persName> </hi>. I am a general draper, of 77, Stoke Newington Road—during the last twelve months you have supplied me with about 30 or 90 dozen of goods—400 dozen would not be nearer the number.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-44" type="given" value="WALTER JAMES"/>WALTER JAMES COX</persName> </hi>. I am a jeweller's assistant—I am out of employ
<lb/>ment at present—I knew Mr. Lamb was supplying stuff for you—I was your manager—I did not manage confidential business for you.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">to</hi> marrying
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-49" type="given" value="MIRIAM EMMA"/>Miriam Emma Gale</persName>, his wife being alive.—</rs>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18990306-218-offence-1 t18990306-name-51"/>Thomas William Gentry</persName>, and stealing 3s. 5d., his moneys, after a conviction of felony on August 11, 1897</rs>.
<hi rend="italic">Five previous convictions were proved against him.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-218-18990306 t18990306-218-punishment-8"/>Nine Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t18990306-218-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs>And</p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18990306-9-offence-1 t18990306-name-53"/>Charles Watson Brown</persName> and from
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18990306-9-offence-1 t18990306-name-54"/>Edwin Fowler Gasevine</persName>, £400, £100 and £10, with intent to defraud, and . without informing them that he was an undischarged bankrupt</rs>;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>, to
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<hi rend="italic">Three other convictions were proved against him.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-9-18990306 t18990306-9-punishment-9"/>Five Years Penal Servitude on the bigamy</rs>, and
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-9-18990306 t18990306-9-punishment-10"/>Four Years' Penal Servitude on the fraud</rs> to run concurrently.</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, March</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1899.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18990306-220-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to
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<lb/>lawfully uttering counterfeit coin—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18990306-222-offence-1 t18990306-name-59"/>William Edward Richard Bates</persName>, and stealing three handkerchiefs and other articles, his property</rs>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-222-18990306 t18990306-222-punishment-13"/>Eighteen Months' Hard' Labour.</rs> </hi>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to forg
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18990306-13-offence-1 t18990306-name-62"/>Alfred Masters Calcutt</persName>.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-13-18990306 t18990306-13-punishment-14"/>Nine Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES ADCOCK</hi>.—I am a tobacconist, of 27, Victoria. Road, Kentish. Town—on February 9, at a quarter to four o'clock, somebody came in for a packet of Woodbine cigarettes, and gave me a bad shilling—I asked where he got it—he said, "From a gentleman for carrying a parcel?"—I told him he had better clear off with it—shortly afterwards the prisoner came in for some cigarettes, and gave me Is.; I gaye him 11d. change and he left—I found it was bad and went to the corner of the street, and saw him with the man who had been in half an hour before—I followed them, and before I said a word they ran away, one one way and one another—I followed the prisoner and overtook him—he gave me these cigarettes back,. sad the change and told me not to follow him—I had not mentioned the cigarettes—he went down a mews, and said that if I kept following him—he would give me one in the eye—a policeman came up, and I gaye him. in charge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> You turned round the corner two or three minutes after you left the shop—you were 150 yards from me—I can swear that I gaye the man his shilling back who came in previous to you—you ran, you could not have turned down a smaller street, and if you had jumped over the wall of the mews I should have jumped over after you—I did not pull anything out of your pocket.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I had a long conversation with the prisoner about the weather—I heard his voice; I also heard it in the mews, and I hear k now.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-64" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HOPS</persName> </hi> (123
<hi rend="italic">VR</hi>). I was sent for, and found Adcock and the prisoner in the mews—Adcock said that he had passed a bad shilling at his shop—I said, "You hear what he Bays"—he said, "I did not know
<lb/>ingly utter a bad shilling," and when he was charged he said, "I did not-know it was a bad one, I did not do it to defraud"—I found a penny on him—Adcock gave me this coin (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> As soon as I came to the door of the mews you came towards me—I did not say at the Police-court that if you would tell me where you got the shilling I would speak to the Treasury; no such con-versation took place—you said that you had worked, but refused to tell me where—I went to your residence—there was nothing there but 100 or</p>
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<p>150 empty cigarette cases, and a lot of paper which had been burnt—it is a common lodging-house.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-65" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-65" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER.</persName> </hi> I am Inspector of coin to Her Majesty's Mint—this is a bad shilling, and badly made.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>: A man asked me for a light, and I gave him one, and the prosecutor came up. I gave him the cigarettes and the change, but he gave me in charge. I did not know the shilling was bad, and do not know whether the man who asked me for a light had been into the shop; he was not an associate of mine. I got the coin in change for a florin.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18990306-224-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18990306-224-punishment-15" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-224-18990306 t18990306-224-punishment-15"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS PERRY</hi> (19)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18990306-225-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t18990306-225-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/>, Breaking and entering the
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t18990306-225-offence-1 t18990306-geo-1"/>Church of St. Matthew</placeName>, and stealing a stole and hood and 5s., the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18990306-225-offence-1 t18990306-name-67"/>Thomas Hope Stead</persName>.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-68" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-68" type="given" value="THOMAS HOPE"/>REV. THOMAS HOPE STEAD</persName> </hi>. I am Vicar of St. Matthew's, Essex Road—on February 4th I was fetched to the Church, and missed a hood and stole, value £2—on February 7th I charged the prisoner—I do not know him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-69" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR DAVIS</persName> </hi>. I am verger at St. Matthew's Church—I left it secure, and went back on February 4th and found a window broken in the body of the church and the door shut, but not locked—the missionary boxes had been broken open, and the contents taken; the cover of the Com
<lb/>munion Table removed, and there were marks of blood, and the church was in confusion—there wore marks of a jemmy, and a window was smashed, they had got through there—a portion of the glass was inside and some outside, and the lead-lights were broken—this jemmy would produce the marks on the door.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990306-name-70" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990306-name-70" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-70" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS DAVIS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant, N</hi>). On February 7th I was on duty with two constables, and saw the prisoner and another man in Essex Road; his companion entered a shop, while the prisoner looked in at the window—I stood beside him and felt the outside of his coat—he ran away and I ran after him into some model dwellings, and he crouched in a dark doorway—he produced this hood and stole from his coat pocket—the other man escaped.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990306-name-71" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990306-name-71" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990306-name-71" type="surname" value="TAMPLING"/>
<interp inst="t18990306-name-71" type="given" value="JEREMIAH"/>JEREMIAH TAMPLING</persName> </hi> (368 N). I was with Sergeant Davis, and saw him feel the prisoner's pocket—the prisoner ran away—I picked up this
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> behind the door—he took these articles from his pocket, and gave them to me—I only found some pawn-tickets on him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence.</hi> A man asked me to take charge of these things and meet him at 8.30, I said that I would, and about 7.30 he went into a tobacconist's, where I remained outside and the officer came up against me, I ran and he ran after me, I produced the things out of my pocket, and asked him if they were the things he wanted.</p>
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<persName id="t18990306-name-72" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990306-name-72" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990306-name-72" type="surname" value="DAVIS"/>
<interp inst="t18990306-name-72" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS DAVIS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I locked the church up on Sunday, and the next service was not till Thursday night—it is a poor neighbourhood, and there would only be a few shillings in the boxes—they had been opened a fortnight before, and a few pence; found in them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18990306-225-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18990306-225-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at Clerkon on June 21st, 1898, and two other convictions were proved him—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-225-18990306 t18990306-225-punishment-16"/>Eight Months Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, and</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday and Thursday, March</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 8
<hi rend="italic">th, and</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th</hi> 1899.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY SCOTT</hi> (30)</persName>
<rs id="t18990306-226-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARTRIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended</hi>,</p>
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<persName id="t18990306-name-74" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990306-name-74" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-74" type="given" value="MARIA"/>MARIA HANCOCK</persName> </hi>. My husband is a tobacconist, of Upper Holloway—on Saturday, December 10th, between 6.30 and 7 o'clock, the prisoner came in for a threepenny cigar—I said that I had none, but I had some twopennys—he said, "I will take three"—he put down three coins, which appeared to be two sovereigns and a half-sovereign—that made me rather suspicious—I asked him if I was to take it out of the half-sovereign—he-said "Yes"—I gave him 9s. 6d. change, and not liking the ring of it, put it on the clock by itself—he went out, and I took up the half sovereign and went after him—he ran away as soon as he saw me—I ran as hard as I could, but lost him—I took the coin to the station, and gave—Sergeant Nicholson a description—I was ill after that, but only for a few days—I afterwards saw the prisoner at Holloway Gaol with sixteen others, and picked him out, and when I heard him speak later I recognised his voice—there is a mark on the coin.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Before I went to Holloway I saw a uniform man, who brought a message—I was aware that the prisoner was at Edgwar e—Sergeant Nicholson sent for me on the Wednesday morning, he did not call—I cannot say whether he called more than once on a Wednesday—he did not show me a photograph—he came to take me to Holloway of the 22nd—Sergeant Cox was there, but he did not show me any photo
<lb/>graph—I did not see Sergeant Williamson that I am aware of—the men I saw at Holloway had numbers on their jackets, I recognised them as-prisoners—they were dark and fair—I cannot say whether any of them were as tall as the prisoner—I feel certain he is the man—he spoke in the charge-room—I did not hear him speak—he asked Nicholson at the Police-court what he was charged with and the date, and then said that he knew nothing about it, he was innocent—there was nothing to dis
<lb/>tinguish his voice from anybody else's—the man who came to my place was fair and wore a black morning coat, a black hat and trousers—the sergeant asked me if he was tall; I said "Yes, very tall"—I swear to hi» face, not to his hair, but it is the same colour, and he had a heavy moustache—on another occasion I was shown another row of men at North London, where the prisoner was not—there were fair men in that row, and one was very much like the prisoner, only much shorter; he was not the man who passed the half-sovereign; the sergeant said that he was a man who came up from Reading—there were eight or ten men in the row—all the witnesses for the prosecution were taken to London and shown a row of eight or ten men, in which there was the man from Reading.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. That was after I had identified the prisoner, Thursday the 23rd, and it was on the 22nd that I was at Holloway—I did not bear the name of the man from Reading; he was considerably shorter than the</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Joseph Harris was placed at the prisoner's side in the dock.</hi>)—those are the two men—I still think the prisoner is the man—I feel certain he is, but they wear their hair very differently—the prisoner wore a black
<hi rend="italic">bowler</hi> hat. (
<hi rend="italic">Both men here put on their hats, and the hats were then-changed, Harris wearing the black one</hi>)—the prisoner is the man.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990306-name-75" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-75" type="given" value="LAURA"/>LAURA PLUMB</persName> </hi>. I keep the Post Office at Burnt Oak, Edgware—on December 12tb, about 4.15, the prisoner came in and asked for a good cigar—I gave him a twopenny one—he put down three halfpence, and said that it was all he had, could I change a sovereign—I said, "No"—he said, "A half-sovereign"—I said, "Yes," and he put one down—I gave him 9s. 10d. change, and while I was looking at it he said, "That is all right; do you think I want to cheat you out of half a sovereign?"—I said, "No, but it is best to be on the safe side"—he left, and immediately he got outside he-began to run—I wrapped the coin up and put it by itself, and next morn
<lb/>ing I found it was bad—it was not later than 4.15, because I gave the letters to the postman, and walked to the door after him—they clear my box at 4 o'clock—I was there the whole afternoon—the prisoner was there more than three minutes—I gave his description to Sergeant Venn, next morning—on February 6th I picked the prisoner out from a great many other men at King's Cross Police-station—I am quite sure of him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. He bad a cap on in my shop—I do not remember whether he had a hat cr a cap on when I identified him—I had never seen him before—I recognised his voice at Edgware Police-station—I went to the North London Police-court and saw a row of men there, but nobody resembling the prisoner; they were perfect strangers to me—my shop is on the right side going from London.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I gave the description to Sergeant Venn on Decem
<lb/>ber 13th, and he wrote it in a book—before I pointed out the prisoner I was shown about nine photographs, and picked out one of the men I knew, and that was a photograph of the prisoner—this (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) is not the photograph I picked out—after I bad seen a photograph I was taken to King's Cross, and picked the prisoner out from others.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I do not know how tall the prisoner is, but he is the man—that man (
<hi rend="italic">Hairis</hi>) is not the man at all—I should not be likely to mistake him for the prisoner—I told them at Edgware that I recognised him by his height and the colour of his hair—it was the colour of his hair which struck mo most—I never saw a man like him before—I told him when I picked him out that I recognised him by his guilty look, and that I saw the word "Guilt" written clearly on his face.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990306-name-76" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-76" type="given" value="HAERIET HELEN"/>HAERIET HELEN SISLEY</persName> </hi>. My father is a confectioner, of 41, London Road, Croydon—on January 10th I was alone in the shop, and a mans like the prisoner came in for three pennyworth of chocolate, and gave me what appeared to be a half-sovereign—I said that I would fetch my father, and did so—I saw the man go out—I was afterwards shown a number of men standing in a row at King's Cross Police-station, but failed to pick out the man, and last week I was shown a lot of men at the North London Police-court, but I am sure there was nobody there who came to the shop, or who was anything like the man who passed the half-sovereign—Harris is not at all like the man—I should not mistake the one for the other.</p>
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<persName id="t18990306-name-77" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-77" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS SISLEY, JUN</persName> </hi>. I am the son of Thomas Sisley, a confectioner of London Road, Croydon—on January 10th I walked into the shop, and saw a man there making a purchase—I did not see him come in or hear the conversation—my father came in and the prisoner said, "Never mind, I will have two-pennyworth"—my sister gave me this counter feit half-sovereign—my father said, "I shall keep it," and the prisoner walked out, leaving it behind him—he held some more gold in his hand, and said that it was given to him with that—I followed him two minutes afterwards straight through North End and down Crown Hill, where he went into Mr. Mullin's, a confectioner's shop, about seven minutes' walk from ours—I did not follow him in—I did not lose sight of him; I pointed him out to a constable—on Sunday, February 5th, I saw a number of men at King's Cross and picked the prisoner out—I heard him speak and recognised his voice—I had given a description of the man at Croydon Police-station—I went to Mr. Cole's shop, but did not speak to Miss Collinson—I went to North London Police-court last Thursday and saw a number of men, but not the man who was at the shop on January 10th; one man was something like him, but he could not be mistaken for the prisoner—Harris is the man I saw at North London—after going to Mullin's shop we went on, but never saw the man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There were both fair and dark men standing in the row at King'Cross, but no one so peculiarly fair as the prisoner—my identification is not due to his hair, except that he is fair—I noticed his clothes; his trousers were like. (
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERJEANT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">considered that the evidence of the two last witnesses wat only admissible as proof of guilty knowledge, as it applied to a ease outside the jurisdiction of this Court, and as it might embarrass the prisoner in his defence (as he might have to prove an alibi as to each case of uttering), cancelled their evidence; the questionfor the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">being one of identity only.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990306-name-78" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-78" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED NICHOLLS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant, Y</hi>). On December 10th Mrs. Han-cock came to the station at Upper Holloway, and made a complaint and gave a description which is entered in our books, and I supplied the Treasury with a copy—she also gave me this coin, which I marked "N"—(
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—I was at North London last Thursday, and told the prisoner that the charge was uttering a gilded sixpence to Mrs. Hancock at 76, Hawthorne Road, on December 10th—he said, u Where?"—I said, "Upper Holloway"—he said, "What was the time!"—I said, "About 6.30 p.m."—he said, "I know nothing about it; I am innocent."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I heard of this uttering on the day it occurred—I was at the Edgware Court once, that was
<hi rend="italic">on</hi> February 15th, when the prisoner was before the Edgware Bench, in Mrs. Plumb's case, and he was committed for trial at these Sessions—I did not ask the Magistrate for a further remand in order to call Mrs. Hancock—I was present—ten or twelve witnesses were called for the defence—the case was conducted by Mr. Lewis, for the Mint, and I believe the prisoner gave evidence, but I was not present the whole time—I communicated with Sergeants Williamson and Cox, and then received directions from the Commissioners—I sent a constable for Mrs. Hancock, and the reply was that she was suffering from asthma, and could not attend—the next step was to convey «the prisoner from Holloway by order of the Commissioners—</p>
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<p>Harris was also brought there, not by the prosecution, but by order of the Home Secretary.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The witnesses I heard were in Mrs. Plumb's case, with regard to an alibi—I was present at North London Police-court—no evidence was taken there except Mrs. Hancock's and mine.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-79" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-79" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WILLIAMSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant</hi>). I come from the Criminal Investigation Department, Scotland Yard—on February 7th I was with other officers in Broadway, Stratford, and saw the prisoner—I stopped him and told him I should take him for uttering on or about December 10th a counterfeit half-sovereign to Mr. Plumb, of Edgware, and toother persons in the Metropolitan District—he said, "Tell me the times and places, and I will prove an alibi"—I said, "I don't know the times; the places are Edgware, Harrow, Leyton, and Croydon"—he made no reply—I left him with Sergeant Mott, and went and searched his lodgings, 31, Chapel Street, Stratford, but found nothing relating to this case—I con
<lb/>veyed him to King's Cross Station, and on February 6th Mrs. Plumb came—there and at once identified him from amongst thirteen or fourteen other men—I then took him to Edgware, and on the way he said, "I know—the man you want for uttering the Jubilee sixpences; he is about my age, has a fair moustache like me, and dresses like me. I have had bete with him, and on one occasion I rode with him in a train, and heard him tell people in the carriage that he had some Jubilee sixpences. He is not so tall as I am"—that statement was voluntary—he was then charged at Edgware, and said to Mrs. Plumb, "What time of day was it?" She said, "Between four and a quarter past four." He said, "That will do"—the charge was read over to him, and he made no reply.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> A letter from Harris in Reading Goal came to Inspector Hare—I know that Joseph Harris wrote to the Home Office from Reading Gaol after the prisoner's committal; it came to the Com
<lb/>missioners and was handed to Inspector Hare—the man was awaiting his trial for having passed Jubilee sixpences for half-sovereigns.</p>
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<persName id="t18990306-name-80" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990306-name-80" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990306-name-80" type="surname" value="HARE"/>
<interp inst="t18990306-name-80" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR HARE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Chief Inspector, Scotland Yard</hi>). I have been super
<lb/>intending the enquiries in this case—the Commissioners received a letter from Harris in Reading Gaol, which was handed to me. (
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCBLL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">called for the letter, which was produced; but the Common Serjeant ruled that tlie proper course was to put the writer of it into the witness box.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> In consequence of that letter, a Home Office Order was obtained, and I went to Reading and took a statement from Harris, which has been supplied to the Treasury, and I submitted it to the Commissioners—I made enquiries, and an order was made for Harris to be brought to the North London Police-court last Thursday for identi
<lb/>fication by the whole of the witnesses, and I understand he was seen there by them, but I was not there (
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARBURTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">declined to call Harris, but consented to his being put into the witness box</hi>).</p>
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<persName id="t18990306-name-81" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990306-name-81" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990306-name-81" type="surname" value="HARRIS"/>
<interp inst="t18990306-name-81" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH HARRIS</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">alias Hardy.</hi> I am a prisoner committed from Slough Sessions to take my trial for uttering three gilded sixpences for half-sovereigns on February 7th. I wrote this letter (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) from the gaol to the Commissioners of Police.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. I was discharged from Warwick Goal on December 6th—I remember being in a carriage of a train in</p>
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<p>which the prisoner was going to Plumpton races—it was the day after Windsor races—he is not a friend of mine, but I. have seen him on race-courses.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I was detained in Warwick Gaol for uttering gilded six-pences—I have been convicted twice—after I came from Warwick, and before I went in the carriage to Plumpton I passed, it may be, a dozen gilded sixpences; at Croydon and one at Edgware on December 12th, at a shop on the left-hand side.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. I do not remember Mrs. Hancock's face, but I re
<lb/>member a woman at Upper Holloway coming out without her hat—I turned to the left and then to the right—when I go to these shops I ask for something trifling; cigars, tobacco or sweets—I always wear my moustache j ust as it is now—I was shaved in the prison last night about 9 o'clock—I had been in prison some time, and had an unusual growth of beard—I do not remember Mrs. Plumb; I cannot tell them one from the other—I have no recollection of her being outside the door to give the letters to the postman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARTRIDGE</hi>. I first heard of Scott being in custody from a man named Beagle who came to Reading Gaol—I wrote to him, and he came to see me on general matters—I do not know that he gets up defences and helps people who are in trouble—he did not say, "Do you know Badger Scott is remanded?"—a warder was present—he said, "Do you know Badger?"—I said "Yes"—he said, "He has been arrested for uttering a counterfeit sixpence on December 12th and one in January; do you know anything at all about him; if you have done it say so, and get an innocent man out of it"—he mentioned Croydon and Edgware—nothing more was said about dates—I do not remember saying to the warder after he was gone, "What was the date?" or whether I asked him to remind me what date Beagle told me or not—I cannot remember writing it down on a piece of newspaper; I had nothing to write it with—I said, "Will you put the name on the paper that you have got?"—he said, "His name is George Scott," but I only know him as Badger—I don't know whether the warder wrote it down—the shop in Edgware Road is on the left side going-from London—I am positive of that, and there are some palisades on the right side—I said that to the best of my belief there was a step going into the shop—I walked from Kilburn to Edgware, and uttered coin at two places on the road, and once in Edgware—the lady I uttered it to in Edgware was about twenty years of age—I uttered two on the left-hand side and one on the right; one by the Welsh Harp, another on the right side, and a third at Edg
<lb/>ware—I cannot swear what I bought; I believe it was chocolate—I did not buy a twopenny cigar on the left side—I had not many gold coins—I did not put two or three sovereigns and a half-sovereign on the counter to my recollection—I might have put down a sovereign, where I bought the cigar—I fix the date as December 12th, because it was the first day I had been away—the uttering at Holloway was one Saturday night about 7.30—I think I bought a cigar—I saw Chief Inspector Hare yesterday in the prison here—I was asked first of all if I passed any bad money at Holloway—I said that I did not know the district—I was seen by a gentleman on behalf of Badger, and asked if I had passed any half-sovereign</p>
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<p>at Highgate—I do not know Eithorne Road, Holloway, and do not know the lady—I recollect passing one at Highgate—I did not say that I passed one at Holloway in January, 1899; I thought it was January, but afterwards I found it was wrong—it was before Christmas Day—I remembered it in prison—I bought a cigar at that shop—it was not Holloway; it was Highgate—I am not sure as to the date or as to the woman—she went into an inner groom and changed the coin, and I left and turned round, and saw her come out—I do not stop to look if persons come out, when I pass a bad coin.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Wednesdayy March 8th.</hi> </p>
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<persName id="t18990306-name-82" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990306-name-82" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990306-name-82" type="surname" value="HARRIS"/>
<interp inst="t18990306-name-82" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH HARRIS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Continued</hi>). I went to Edgware between six and eight—I left Kilburn about five, and walked through Cricklewood and past the Welsh Harp to Hendon—this took place on Monday, December 12th—it was dark when I left Kilburn—I said before: "The Jubilee sixpence I uttered at Elgware was between seven and eight in the even
<lb/>ing; it might have been after 6.30; it could not have been after half-past eight at night."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">INSPECTOR HARE</hi>. On February 23rd I attended at Reading Gaol and took down a statement by Joseph Harris, which he signed—he made a second statement in the presence of the. prisoner's solicitor at Newgate, which he also signed—I produce the originals—on February 17th the prisoner wrote to the Commissioner of Police as follows:—" Sir: With regard to the offences I am charged with, and which I am entirely inno
<lb/>cent of, I feel I cannot do more than explain something of what my friends intend to do in this matter. This cutting of the paper I send you, and for which the person is committed for trial. My friends will not leave a stone unturned, let me tell you, to help me out of these serious crimes. I have also sent you a copy of some of the witnesses who will attend to give evidence on my behalf, and I may state if these were called. Believe me, sir, there are are a good many more who saw me that day, and who will be subpoenaed to attend. Every one of these are respectable people, as the police well know; in fact, the police know some of them. As I am certain, or nearly so, of this being the man that is wanted for the crimes I am charged with, I am willing to make a state
<lb/>ment to the police of what I know: in fact, my statement can be substantiated by three more persons. I have instructed
<hi rend="italic">my</hi> friends to consult my legal adviser with regard to my defence, and I am sure out of the 400 spectators, who were with me nearly all the time on December 12th, will see me sent to prison innocent without acquaint
<lb/>ing the proper authority of what they know. Never was such a blunder made, as all the police know. This is no business of mine. They know I have been betting these five years, whenever there was racing I was always there, and I never missed going to a
<hi rend="italic">whippet</hi> meeting this last twelve months on a Monday, which they all well know. If you will allow Mr: Sergeant Williamson and Inspector Mott, of Wapping, to see me I will give them all the information concerning what I know of this man, and who I am sure is the very man. In fact when the man is seen you will say what an extraordinary resemblance he bears to me. The information I will give them will be valuable indeed, and it will prove my entire</p>
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<p>innocence without a doubt. What I want, and my friends also, is a pro
<lb/>per, just and fair chance of proving my innocence, that is all. You can rest assured the matter will drop on my part. I shall be anxious to be released and say no more about it; but if I get convicted I can assure you, Sir, of my entire innocence, and I have no doubt my friends will do all in their power to procure my release. Hoping you will grant the request I ask, I will now conclude by remaining your?, Henry Scott. P.S.—" When the man is seen at Warwiok; I have not the slightest doubt of him being the real man." Enclosed in the letter was the following cutting from a news-paper: "At Slough, yesterday, a man named Joseph Harris wag charged with uttering counterfeit coin at Slough and Eton. Evidence was given to the effect that the prisoner tendered gilded Jubilee sixpences as half-sovereigns at four shops, and that when arrested he had three spurious half-sovereigns in his possession. The accused, against whom previous convictions were proved, was committed for trial at the Warwick Assizes," and pinned to the newspaper cutting was the following list of names: "Ernie West, Squires, A. Barret, Jim Saunders (his clerk), Bill Faber, Ted Taylor, H. Hill, George Woods, Nat Levy, Jack Higgins, George Archer, Walter Massey, Soldier, Barnett Hyams, George Camp (his clerk), Arthur Mannie, Charley Rowe"—I went to Holloway, and the prisoner declined to answer my questions.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When I saw the prisoner at Holloway he declined to answer questions put by me; he did not say that he had been advised to say nothing to the police after sending the letter—he gave a list of those who were going to be called at the trial; some of them were called at Edgware—in company with the prisoner's solicitor I took a further statement from Harris in Newgate.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-83" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-83" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of coin at Her Majesty's Mint; the sixpences produced belong to the issue of 1887, which were withdrawn in consequence of their general resemblance to the half-sovereigns.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990306-name-84" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990306-name-84" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990306-name-84" type="surname" value="WEST"/>
<interp inst="t18990306-name-84" type="given" value="ERNEST"/>ERNEST WEST</persName> </hi>, I am a provision merchant at 109, Leyton Road, Stratford, and 70, Henneker Road, Leytonstone—I went to a
<hi rend="italic">whippet</hi> meeting at Homerton Athletic ground once; the programme produced is that of the day I was there, December 12th—I went with the prisoner And a man named Squires—I met the prisoner at the Swan Hotel and we all three went to Davis' Coffee Rooms and dined—we left there about ten to two and walked towards the coursing ground; on the way we were overtaken by Barnes—we got to Homerton about 2.30; it is about two and a half miles from Stratford—the prisoner then stood on a box and proceeded to bet; I saw him bet with between fifty and sixty persons—he entered the bets in a book; I cannot say if the date of the meeting was on the book—it was an account book that cost about 2d.—the prisoner, myself, and Squires left the grounds about 4.30; we went to Homerton Station and took train to Broad Street. We had tea at an A. B. C. shop in Chancery Lane, and in the evening we went to the B. Tivoli; from there we went to the National Sporting Club to hear the C. result of the Palmer and Plimmer fight—I had a bet with the prisoner</p>
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<p>on the fight—I believe Barnes told me of the prisoner's arrest; I went to Edgware and gave evidence before the Justices.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am a book maker as well as a provision merehant and have been for four or five years—I have been charged five or six times for street betting—I did not make a book at Homerton—I do not understand coursing—I cannot describe the people at the meetings; they were strangers to me—I have seen Squires every day since the meeting—I have not talked this matter over with him—I had seen the prisoner once or twice a week between December 12th and February 12th.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I cannot say that all the bets the prisoner made were entered in a book; he paid each time he lost—he had a bad day, and had to borrow 5s. when he left the coarse.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990306-name-85" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990306-name-85" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990306-name-85" type="surname" value="SQUIRES"/>
<interp inst="t18990306-name-85" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK SQUIRES</persName> </hi>. I am a bookmaker, of Vicarage Road, Bow—on Monday, December 12th, in company with the prisoner and Mr. West, I went to a
<hi rend="italic">whippet</hi> meeting—on the way we were overtaken by Barnes—we got to the grounds about 2.30, and prisoner stood on a box and began to bet—we left about 4.30 or 4.45—we went to Homerton Station and' booked to Broad Street, and from there to an A.B.O. shop in Chancery Lane, where we had tea, and then we all went to the Tivoli—after the performance was over we all went to the National Sporting Club to hear the result of the Pedlar Palmer and Plimmer fight—I fix the date by the fight.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINSON</hi>. I have been fined for street betting two or three times—the day I went te Homerton I was not betting; I was backing the dogs—I do not know the persons the prisoner was betting with; he might have made sixty or seventy bets—I cannot say if he entered the bets in a book; he must have had something to record them in—when I am betting I enter the bets in a book, which I keep—it is a complete record of the bets I make.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I was not watching the prisoner in the grounds; I was looking after the dogs—betting business at
<hi rend="italic">whippet</hi> racing is not the same as betting on horse racing; you want the same "furniture."</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>, I went to Edgware and gave evidencevoluntarily—the prisoner did not produce his betting-book there—it did not strike me as peculiar.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990306-name-86" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990306-name-86" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990306-name-86" type="surname" value="BARNES"/>
<interp inst="t18990306-name-86" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK BARNES</persName> </hi>. I am a draper, and live with my parents in Angel Lane, Stratford, and I attend the
<hi rend="italic">whippet</hi> meetings at Homerton and Ponder's End—on the Monday of the Pedlar Palmer and Plimmer fight I was at a
<hi rend="italic">whippet</hi> meeting at Homerton—I went on a bicycle—on the way I overtook Scott, Squires, and West—about a quarter of an hour after I got there they came in—I left the ground at nearly five o'clock—Scott, West, and Squires came out at the same time—I went home on my machine, and later in the evening I went to the Tivoli, where I again met Scott and the others.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am only nineteen years old—I am a book maker as well as a draper—I saw the prisoner betting on Monday, December 12th, and his clerk entering the bets—I do not know the clerk's name—I know him by sight—the prisoner was using an ordinary betting book—we all left the Tivoli at 10.30 to go to the National Sporting Club to hear the result of the fight.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990306-name-87" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990306-name-87" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990306-name-87" type="surname" value="SCOTT"/>
<interp inst="t18990306-name-87" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY. SCOTT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner</hi>). I live at 31, Chapel Street, Stratford—the evidence of Mrs. Hancock and Mrs. Plumb is false—I am not the man who passed the gilded sixpences on December 10th and 12th—between 12.30 and 1 that day I met West and Squires in Stratford Broadway, and wo went to Davis's coffee-shop, and dined—we then went to Homer
<lb/>ton, where the
<hi rend="italic">whippet</hi> meeting was held—on the way Mr. Barnes over-took us on his bicycle—we got to the ground about 2.30, and remained till about twenty minutes to five—immediately I got there I stood on my box, and commenced to bet—I had a clerk whose name is John Almond.—I continued betting till the fourth heat for the last—I used a slate book that day which is generally used by bookmakers at
<hi rend="italic">whippet</hi> meetings—there were 300 or 400 people at the meeting on December 12th—I was. known to almost all of them—I could not give the names of people I made bets with that day some of them I should only know by sight—the general topic of conversation that day was the fight—I had a bet on it—on the previous Saturday evening, December 10th, J made a bet on the fight with Mr. West outside his shop in the Leyton Road—it was about 7 o'clock—(
<hi rend="italic">Mr. West was directed to leave the Court</hi>)—I laid him £6 10s. to £5 on Palmer, who won the fight—he paid me on the Tuesday following by cheque—on December 10th I went to a
<hi rend="italic">whippet</hi> meeting at Tottenham Hale with Charley Rowe, a dog trainer and runner, and I was betting there all day and left with Rowe—I invited him to my house to have a wash, and then we went to Davis' coffee-shop to have something to eat—after that we walked to Leyton Road as far as West's shop—I then saw West, and made the bet on the fight—Rowe was with me standing two or three yards away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not know the man Beagle by that name—he never communicated with me on February 17th or 18th—I wrote the letter of February 17th from Holloway Prison, and enclosed the news-paper cutting—I got the cutting from the
<hi rend="italic">Morning Advertiser</hi>, which was brought to me by a person named Lowe—he is not "Beagle"—he is a race-course tipster—I did not give the information spoken of in my letter, because my brother told me not to do so unless I had advice from Counsel—I saw my brother before Inspector Hare's visit on February 23rd—I am known by the nickname of "Badger"—when Sergeant Williamson arrested me on February 4th he never charged me with ottering counter
<lb/>feit coin on December 12th; he said, "I will take you into custody on suspicion of uttering a counterfeit half-sovereign on or bout——"—I did not say in answer, "Tell me the time and place and I will prove an alibi" or anything like it—when I was going to Edgware with Sergeant Williamson I did not say to him, "I know the man who is wanted for uttering the Jubilee sixpences; he is about my age; has a fair moustache: like I have; dressed like me, and I have made bets with him, and on one occasion rode with him in the train, and I remember his telling some men in the carriage that he had some gilded sixpences"—I mentioned something like that after hearing the evidence in the Croydon case, after February 15th; I said it while we were going back to Holloway in the train; it may have been February 8th or 15th. Harris is no particular friend of mine; I have seen him twice lately—the first time I recollect seeing him was, I believe, on January 15th, going down to Plumpton</p>
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<p>races; I do not know whether he got in the train the same time as me or not—I do not keep a banking account——I did not give evidence at the North London Police-court—I said to Sergeant Nicholls in reply to the charge, "I know nothing about it; I am innocent"—I was advised in Holloway, after I was committed, that if anything was brought against me in the meanwhile, I should communicate with my Counsel—the solicitor who is conducting my defence was merely watching the case at the North London Police-court.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I received notice at Holloway the day before I was brought up at North London that I was going to be charged with a new offence; that was all the time I had to prepare a defence—I say Mrs. Hancock did not identify me; she did not touch me, as everyone else did—I wrote the letter of February 17th without anybody's advice what
<lb/>ever—I was afterwards advised by my solicitor and Counsel to give no information to anybody until I had seen them, and it was acting on this advice, when Inspector Hare came, that I declined to answer his questions—it was February 8th or 15th I had the conversation with Sergeant Williamson in the train; it was coming from Holloway—when I was arrested I did not use the word, "alibi"—I said, "If you tell me the day I will prove where I was"—I had not instructed my solicitor to call Almond as a witness, as I had been informed he has been convicted of dishonesty—that is the only reason.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I only know Harris by sight, and never knew his name—I had noticed that he was like me in the face.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990306-name-88" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990306-name-88" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990306-name-88" type="surname" value="CAMP"/>
<interp inst="t18990306-name-88" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GRORGE CAMP</persName> </hi>. I live at 127, Offerd Road, Bermondsey, and am a book-maker—I attend
<hi rend="italic">whippet</hi>, meetings—on the day of the Pedlar Palmer fight I was at a
<hi rend="italic">whippet</hi> meeting at Homerton, and saw the prisoner there—I first saw him about 2.30, and several times after, up till half-past four, when I left—I again saw him at the station, and travelled with him to Broad Street, where I left him, and did not see him again that day—I was interested in the fight, and had a conversation with him about it—he said he had some bets on it—I gave evidence at Edgware—I was asked to go by the prisoner's brother.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have been a pugilist and take an interest in fight
<lb/>ing—I was close to the prisoner at the
<hi rend="italic">whippet</hi> meeting, but I did not notice how he made his bets—he used a book; I cannot say what sort of, book it was; all kinds of books are used—I always keep my books.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. I know the prisoner's brother; he could not be mistaken for him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-89" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SAUNDERS</persName> </hi>. I live at 19, Central Park Villas, East Ham; I have dogs of my own and attend
<hi rend="italic">whippet</hi> meetings—I remember the day of the Pedlar Palmer and Plimmer fight; there was a
<hi rend="italic">whippet</hi> meeting at Homerton that day—I can not remember the date, but I am positive it was on that day—I was there from two o'clock till the racing was over—I saw the prisoner there and spoke to him; he was betting; I am certain he was there the whole of the time—the prisoner asked me who I thought would win the fight, and it is that which enables me to fix the day—he wrote a letter to me from Holloway, and in consequence I went to Edgware and gave evidence on February 15th—I have destroyed the letter.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was constantly with the prisoner at
<hi rend="italic">whippet</hi> meet
<lb/>ings; he bets at them, and he also belongs to the same club as I do—I destroyed the letter almost immediately after I received it—I did not want to keep it—I do not keep betting books—I only bet to amuse myself—I did not take particular notice of the prisoner, while he was betting—I did not see him enter bets in a book—he was with his clerk—I do not know if his name is Almond—I cannot say what sort of book the prisoner was using that day—they use all kinds of books—he stood on a box to bet; he made lots of bets—I know it was on the day of the fight—saw the prisoner, because he spoke to me going out of the field.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-90" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE CLEVELAND</persName> </hi>. I am a bookmaker, of 45, Cleveland Street, Mile End—I remember the day of the Palmer and Plimmer fight—it was on December 12th last year—I attended a
<hi rend="italic">whippet</hi> meeting at Homerton on thatday—saw the prisoner there between 2.30 and 4.30—he was mak
<lb/>ing a book, shouting the odds—when he makes a book he has a clerk—I cannot say if he entered the bets in a book that day—as I was going away from the ground he borrowed 5s. of me—I saw no more of him that day—his brother told me of his arrest—I went to Edgware, and gave evidence' on February 15th.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examtned.</hi> I make a book and keep it; it is a record of every meeting I go to—I could produce it if necessary, because I keep proper betting-books—some use only slate-books.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have seen bookmaker's betting, with only sheets of paper—some will use their rent-book.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-91" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-91" type="given" value="WILLIAMH ENRY"/>WILLIAMH ENRY JENNER</persName> </hi>. I live at 177, Harrow Road, Leytonstone—I know Mr. Edward Taylor—I saw him on Sunday last in West Ham Hospital suffering from a broken ankle.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not know that Taylor has been charged on many occasions with assault and robbery.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-92" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK SQUIRES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). Mr. Edward Taylor was examined as a witness at Edgware before the Justices—I did not see him sign his depositions—as the depositions were read each witness signed his own.
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>: "I saw the prisoner at Homerton, and had a conversation with him; he refused to bet with me I said I would bet a sovereign. I am sure I saw him at the grounds that day. A printed progamme is issued at every meeting. Was an engineer till bought out by railway; have attended race meetings twenty years. I know he backed Pedlar Palmer; he told me on the ground, he said how much. He had heard he was in trouble first on Monday week; was having a drink and someone came in, and said he had been taken away for passing a bad half-sovereign; last Satur
<lb/>day his brother told me it was on December 12th. Have not seen the other witnesses till to
<lb/>day; we came together; I had a postcard from his brother; we came down in the same train, not all in the same carriage; we talked it over and discussed the matter.—
<hi rend="smallCaps">EDWABD TATLOR</hi>."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-93" type="given" value="NATHANIEL"/>NATHANIEL LEVY</persName> </hi>. I live at 35. Aldgate High Street, and am clerk, and occasionally partner, to Mr. George Woods—I remember the day of the Pedlar Palmer fight—as partner to Mr. Woods I was at Homerton
<hi rend="italic">whippet</hi> meeting—I saw the prisoner there between 2.15 and 4.15 he was betting in the ordinary way—he said to Mr. Woods, "If I had not laid out all my money on the fight I should have had a good day."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not notice anyone acting as clerk to the prisoner that day—I do not know a man named Almond—I did not notice what sort of book he used that day—I know a bookmaker's book when I see it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, March 9th.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-94" type="given" value="LBURA"/>LBURA PLUMB</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). My shop is a grocery and provision shop, I keep open till ten o'clock at night, except Saturday, when I close at twelve—I fix the hour the prisoner came by the postman; the next delivery after 4.30 is about 7.30 or 7.45—when I went to the door the prisoner was standing at the other side of the road; my attention was further drawn to him when he came in—it was perfectly dark at seven o'clock at night on December 12th, and I could not have seen anybody on the other side of the way; there are no lamps opposite my shop.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-95" type="given" value="ERNEST"/>ERNEST WEST</persName> </hi>. On December 10th I saw the prisoner outside my shop, 109, Leyton Road, between 6.30 and seven o'clock with Charles Rowe—Scott came up to me and asked me if I wanted to bet on the Pedlar Palmer and Plummer fight; he said, "What odds will you take?" I said, "I will take £7 to £4. He said, "I can't lay you that; I'll bet you £6 10s. to£5. I said, "Very good"—I fix the time because I leave the Leyton Road shop about that time, and go to my other place to have a wash and get a clean apron—I lost the bet and paid the prisoner on December 13th by the cheque produced—it is an open cheque on the London and County Bank, through which it was paid.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINSON</hi>. About 6.30 is my usual time for leaving my in Leyton Road—I see the prisoner once or twice every week.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I gave the solicitor for the defence a statement in writing of what I was going to prove; I believe it was the day after I, went to Edgware—I am certain I told him of what occurred on the 10th as well as on the 12th; I also saw him last Saturday—I have not seen him or anybody from his office since I gave my evidence yesterday; I am not aware of the evidence which Scott has given, nor have I heard what he said.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-96" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES ROWS</persName> </hi>. I live at 74, Roman Road, Bow, and am a dog trainer—I made a statement to the solicitor for the defence last Satar
<lb/>day; West was there—I did not go with West, he came in after—I attended at Edgware to give evidence, but was not called—I remember the Pedlar Palmer fight on December 12th; on the Saturday previous I saw the prisoner at the White Hart grounds, Tottenham Hale, where a
<hi rend="italic">whippet</hi> meeting was being held; I was official number caller at the meeting—I went to Tottenham by the 1.30 train from Cobun Road—at Stratford prisoner got into the carriage I was in, and we travelled on together—about four o'clock I made a collection, and the prisoner gave me a shilling—at five, when the meeting was over I went to a coffee-shop outside the ground to have some tea, and saw the prisoner there—after that I went to Tottenham Hale Station, and took train to Stratford—the prisoner went with me in the same carriage—we went to his house, had a wash, and then we went to a friend of his in the Leyton Road, Mr. West—the prisoner spoke to him outside his shop, while I stood on one side—afterwards he told me he had made a bet on the</p>
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<p>Pedlar Palmer fight—I left him about 7.30, and took a tram home—the prisoner was in my company from about 5.30 to 7.30.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I know the prisoner very well, and have constantly met him at
<hi rend="italic">whippet</hi> meetings—I met him on December 12th at the Home
<hi rend="italic">whippet</hi> meeting—the first I knew of the December 10th incident was when I read it in the evening paper—I did not go to the North London Police-court—I know that the prisoner was with me on that day—I keep-no record of the shillings I receive from bookmakers—I have nothing in writing to show I received a shilling from the prisoner on December 10th—there were a lot of people at the grounds that day—some of them are here.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I read what happened at the North London Police-court in the
<hi rend="italic">Evening Standard</hi> on March 2nd—I went to the solicitor for the-defence last Saturday, and told him all I knew.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-97" type="given" value="MANNIE"/>MANNIE HART</persName> </hi>. I am a bookmaker, of 26, Skipton Street, London Road—I went to a
<hi rend="italic">whippet</hi> meeting at Tottenham Hale on December 10th—I saw the prisoner there, and had a bet with him, over which we quarrelled—after the meeting was over I saw him at Tottenham Hale Station—that was the last I saw of him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I regularly attend the
<hi rend="italic">whippet</hi> meeting, and have-usually seen the prisoner there—I fix December 10th by the quarrel—he had a clerk on that day, but I do not know his name—when I bet I enter it in a book, which I keep; it lasts me four or five months—I cannot say what sort of book the prisoner was using; some bookmakers use slate-books—I have not spoken to him since we quarrelled.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I own dogs and run them at the meetings besides being a bookmaker.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-98" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER MOSSEY</persName> </hi>. I am a licensed victualler, of The Peacock, Free-mason's Road, Custom House—I have dogs of my own and run them at
<hi rend="italic">whippet</hi> meetings—I had three dogs running at the White Hart Grounds, Tottenham Hale, on December 10th—they were in heats three, six and seven—I saw the prisoner on the grounds that day betting—I left the ground between five and six, and again saw him at Stratford Station—I fix the date by having three dogs running that day, and the handicap was won by a dog named Wyndham—I only heard at this Court that what the prisoner is charged with occurred on December 10th—I did not see an account in the paper of the proceedings at North London.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have often dogs running in handicaps, which are expected to win and do not—there is nothing unusual in that to bring the date to my recollection—the 10th was put to me as the date.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, March</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1899.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Bigham</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18990306-229-offence-1 t18990306-name-105"/>Emily Young</persName> with intent to murder her.
<hi rend="italic">Second count</hi>, with intent to do her grevious bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CHARLES MATHEWS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MUIR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosected.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-106" type="given" value="EMILY"/>EMILY YOUNG</persName> </hi>. I was in the Islington Workhouse just before last February—I went in there about four months ago—I left, I think on January 30th—I had my three children with me—Fanny Donaldson left the workhouse with me—I met the prisoner there—I got this letter, from him (
<hi rend="italic">This stated that he was broken-hearted and did not seem to care what became of him, and that he had a good mind to do avoay with himself. and asking the witness whai she was going to do, and where he could meet her.</hi>) I got a number of letters from him—when I left the workhouse I met him—I had told him I would see him, but I did not think he would wait for me—shortly afterwards I sent my three children back to the workhouse with a note, and they were taken in—then I went off with the prisoner and Fanny Donaldson—we went into a public-house in Homsey Road, and to a number of public-houses—we went into the Swan in the Cale
<lb/>donian Road—there was a
<hi rend="italic">row</hi> between two men, I tried to get one of them away, and I was turned out—I think that was about 8 p.m.—I had left the workhouse about 9 a.m.—we had spent the whole day drinking at various public-houses—Jack Stack was with me in the Swan—he was drunk, and I was very nigh as bad—when we left the Swan we went to where my brother lives in Wynford Road, about five minutes walk from the Swan—I was going there to get a cup of coffee before I went back to the Union—I said to Stack, "You stay here"—he said, "No, where you go I go," and I did not go—I stood with him at the corner of Rodney Street, and I sent Eliza Webster to my brother instead of going myself—when she had gone I remember Stack putting his arm round my neck, and saying "Emma, your handkerchief is coming undone"—I saw him with something which looked like a knife, and I felt something come across my throat—I felt blood pouring through me, and I said, "You are trying to murder me"—he said, "Yes, that will be all right in a minute, Emma"—I do not remember anything after that till I found myself in the hospital—I have na doubt that it was the prisoner who did it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-107" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am fourteen and live at 166, Caledonian Road—on a Monday night in January I saw Mrs. Young coming out of the Swan—the prisoner was with her—she told him six times to go away, but he said no—I was sent by Mrs. Young to go and fetch her mother—I left her at the corner of Wynford Road—I went back and saw the prisoner draw a razor across Mrs. Young's throat—then he ran away up Muriel Street—Mrs. Young's throat was bleeding—she got hold of my finger and told me to scream—a man came up and blew a whistle—the police came up and Mrs. Young was taken to the hospital—I afterwards saw the prisoner at the station with nine or ten other men, and I picked him out.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I saw you making a fuss over Emily first—I gave a description—I said a tall, thin man, dressed in labourers' attire.</p>
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<persName id="t18990306-name-108" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990306-name-108" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-108" type="given" value="EMILY"/>EMILY JONES</persName> </hi>. I do not know Emily Young—I saw her on this night in a gateway at the comer of Muriel Street—I heard screams and I saw</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was with Emma Bartlett, I was going into her house opposite—you ran past me—my friend did not see your face, but I did—I picked you out about 12 o'clock—I did not see you at the Polioe-court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-109" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH AUSTIN</persName> </hi> (224 G) On January 30th I was in my house at 70, Muriel Street—I heard some screams—I went out and saw Mrs. Young leaning against the garden rails outside No. 64—her throat was cut and bleeding—I blew my whistle and a constable came up—we put her into a cab and she was taken to the Royal Free Hospital—when she had gone I searched the footway where she had been standing and found this razor (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—it was open and with this piece broken off—it was slightly smeared with blood—not far from the razor I saw a large pod of blood where she had been standing.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-110" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH MILLS</persName> </hi>. I am an engineer's labourer—I am at Islington Workhouse—I have known the prisoner about four or five years—he was at one time a fellow inmate at the workhouse—last December he gave me three razors in a case to take care of for him—I remember once giving him a little piece of copper—he said he wanted it—I did not know what for—I afterwards gave him back his razors—I gave him the copper before I returned the razors—he showed me one of the razors with the copper on the end of it—this is the razor I minded for him and which I returned to him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You were working in the engineer's shop when I gave you the bit of copper—I had the razors about three weeks.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Y</hi>). On January 31st, about 9.30, I went to Islington Workhouse with Detective Eason—I saw the prisoner—I told him we were police officers and were making enquiries about a woman named Young who had left the workhouse on the 30th and who had been found with her throat cut near Caledonian Road the same evening—he said, "Yes;"—I said, "I believe you left this work-house together yesterday morning"—he said "We did not leave together, I met her outside"—I noticed he had some scratches on his face and asked him how he accounted for them—he said "I had a fight with a man named Desborough outside the Queen in Hornsey Road; he left the workhouse with me. Mrs. Young was with me when I had the fight. Desborough went away with
<hi rend="italic">Curley</hi> Jones and me, and the woman Young went to several public-houses; I was with her till 8 o'clock that night, we were in the public-house just over the canal bridge in Caledonian Road on the right hand side going towards King's Cross. Two men were having a row there; one was the man who gave her away when she was married. I went out and that is the last I saw of her; I then went back to Islington, and got here about half-past eleven"—I asked him where his clothes were, and he took me to the; receiving ward where he showed me the clothes he had been wearing—they were shown to the doctor—there were what appeared to be marks of blood on the trousers, and the coat was very muddy—I asked him how he accounted for the</p>
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<p>marks, and he said he got them in the fight with Desborough—he also-handed me this cloth case containing two razors, a pair of scissors, a piece-of slate, a shaving-brush and a comb—he said he had got three razors, but-one was missing, he had lost it in the house, as he had done the hair-cutting and shaving, for some of the inmates—he said he had a pocket knife, but I could not find that—I told him I was not satisfied with his statement, and should arrest him on suspicion of attempting to murder the woman by cutting her throat—I took him to the Holloway Station—he said, "I know nothing' about it."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant, G</hi>) About 10.30 a.m. on January 31st the prisoner was brought to the Upper Holloway Police-station—I told him I was a police officer, and that a woman named Emily Young had been found in Muriel Street, Caledonian Road, with her throat cut—he said, "I first knew her last October; I was with her last night. She was turned out of a public-house. I left her and went into the Pentonville Road, and went home"—I told him he answered the description of the man wanted, and I should take him to King's Cross Police-station—I took him there, and at 3 p.m. the same day he was placed among other men, and picked out by Eliza Webster—then I charged him with attempting to murder Emily Young—he made no reply.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The description I had was not of a tall man.</p>
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<lb/>tising at Percy House, Percy Circus, and at King's Cross Police-station—I examined the prisoner about three o'clock on January 31st—I found two slight scratches on his right cheek, another scratch over his right-eye, and another close to his righ ear on the neck, and also a slight wound on the second finger of his left hand, caused, I should say, by finger nails—blood would only flow from them very slightly—I was handed some clothing—I found some blood on the left trousers leg about the size of a penny, also two patches on the right trousers leg—it would not flow in that quantity from his wounds—it would from a woman's throat.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-114" type="given" value="THOMAS PERCY"/>THOMAS PERCY LEGG</persName> </hi>. I am house surgeon at the Royal Free Hos
<lb/>pital—the prosecutrix was brought in there suffering from a wound right across her throat, about two inches deep—it was very dangerous—for a time her life was in danger—she was in the hospital about three weeks—she is going on well now.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence.</hi> "I have no recollection when, where, or how this occurred, and I am very sorry. I loved the girl too much to do her any injury. I have no doubt that I am guilty of it, but I have no recollection of it."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">on the Second count.</hi> </rs> He had been convicted of robbery with violence on July 25th, 1893.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CHARLES MATHEWS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUY STEPHENSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>, and
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARBURTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended at the request of the</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Gold
<lb/>smith Street, Drury Lane.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-118" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY KENEALY</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Maurice Kenealy, a painter, of 9, Goldsmith Street, Drury Lane—we live in the third floor front room—we had four children with us there—I had a little girl, Mary, aged four years and three months—on January 23rd Mrs. Caldon and her children were living on the second floor back—a staircase led down from our floor to Mrs. Caldon's, and then to the first floor—on January 23rd, about 1.20, I was at home looking out of the window, and I saw my little girl Mary playing with her. brother Patrick, who is 6 1/2 years old—I left the window and did not see her again that day—about an hour afterwards William Caldon came and spoke to me, and in consequence of what he said he and my little boy John ran downstairs—I followed them shortly and on the second floor landing I saw John with Mary in his arms; John is 14—I noticed dry blood on each side of her face and hair, and on her clothes—it looked as if it had been done a good while—I took her in my arms—I did not notice any sign of a wound upon her neck then—Mrs. Ashford came and took the child away from me and ran to the King's College Hospital with her—I think I heard the child moan twice, that was the only sign of life—I went to Mrs. Caldon's room on the second floor—I saw some spots of blood on the stairs leading to Mrs. Caldon's floor—I pushed the door open and saw the prisoner kneeling at the foot of the bed with a pail beside him, wiping up some smeared blood on the floor at the foot of the bed—he was the only person in the room at the time—there were some bits of carpet on the floor, but not where the 'blood was—I said, "What has my Mary done in here? she has been in here: has Mrs. Caldon fallen on her, or has she fell off of the chair?"—he said nothing, I said, "Tell me, so that I can tell the doctor when I go here"—he said, "She has not been here"—that was all that was said—I went up to my room and put on my shawl and went straight down to the street door—I was speaking to Mrs. Dngh when the prisoner came and stood at the side of the door staring at me—he came down the stairs—my attention was attracted to a big spot of blood on one of his boots—I said to him, "You villain! look at the blood on your boots, you must know something about it"—he said, "No, no" or "Nothing of the kind," something like that, then he walked a few steps up the street and then he ran—I did not notice what my son did—I went to the hospital where I learnt that my child was dead—this little tippet (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) is what the school teacher gave Mary—when I saw her playing about in the street at 1.30 she was wearing that—she had not got it on when I found her in my son's arms.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There are three floors in the house, and a basement—a great many people live upon each floor——I have been there twelve months—there were four families on the third floor and four on the second floor—a lot of people would be coming in and out—anybody committing a crime would be almost certain to be discovered—I had never spoken to the prisoner before—I do not know what he did for a living—when he spoke he spoke very sensibly.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-119" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CALDON</persName> </hi>. I am sixteen—I live with my mother at 9, Goldsmith Street on the second floor back, on the right-hand side coming up the stairs—I have known the prisoner since three days after Christmas; I have seen him at home in my mother's room—he used to come four or</p>
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<p>five times a week to call me—I have got a finger off—he came to black my boots and help me dress—I am employed at a printer's at St. Martin's Lane—on January 23rd, about 8.30 a.m., I went to work—when I left the prisoner, my mother and my little sister were in the room—I returned about 2 30 for my dinner—going up the stairs I saw a child lying on the stairs in a pool of blood, between the window on the stairs and the landing—the child's head was on the landing—she was just at the bend of the stairs—she was on her back, with her head pointing downstairs—her clothes were over her head and her legs were a mass of blood—I saw Mr. Lawrence standing at the window—he is the Prudential man—he was making a note apparently—he did not appear to notice the child—I placed the child in a sitting position in the comer, as I did not recognise it at first—she just gave one moan—I ran upstairs and knocked at Mrs. Carey's door on the floor above ours next to Mrs. Kenealy's—I got no answer there—then I opened Mrs. Kenealy's door, and walked in; I saw Mrs. Kenealy and her son John—I spoke to them, and John came down with me to the child—Mrs. Kenealy came down shortly afterwards—John then recognised the child as his sister Mary—then I recognised her—I went with Mrs. Ashford to King's College Hospital with the child—I had not seen the prisoner at all since the morning—I did not see him until I identified him—when I returned about one hour afterwards I went into my mother's room where I saw two knives (
<hi rend="italic"> One produced</hi>) on the table—I did not notice anything particular upon this one—it seemed as if it had been wiped—it is a knife I very often saw my mother use for shelling walnuts—the floor seemed as if it had been just wiped up with something—I saw a pail and a cloth in it which seemed as if it had been used for wip
<lb/>ing up some blood—the water in the pail seemed to have been coloured red—these boots (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) were mine once—I left them under the bed in our room—I last saw them here on January 20th—the boots the prisoner had were very much worn, and I said to him, "There are a pair of boots there, which are a little too small for me, and if they fit you, you can have them"—they are a pair of brown boots blacked over—when I saw the child lying on the stairs, the door of my mother's room was shut.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner used to do odd jobs for my mother—he used to get some food and a few halfpence for doing them—I do not know that he was the laughing-stock of the neighbourhood—I used to speak to him—I do not know that he has lost a finger—he was always kind and nice in his manner towards me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-120" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN KENEALY</persName> </hi>. I am fourteen—I live with my father and mother at 9, Groldsmith Street, in the front room on the third floor—I know the prisoner—I have seen him in the yard and on the stairs and in Mrs. Caldon's room—I knew him as "Georgie"—I have only spoken to him once—on January 23rd I saw the prisoner in the morning—he was in the yard—he had two pails—I did not notice anything about him then—I last saw my little sister Mary about 1.20, she was playing with her brother Patsy in the street opposite the school—I saw her out of the window—Patsy came up about two o'clock and spoke to my mother—about 2 30 William Caldon came up and spoke to my mother—he and I went downstairs and found my sister lying on the stairs—I saw Mr. Lawrence, the insurance agent, there, leaning on the window
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<p>writing in his book—the child was below where he was, and he did not appear to notice her—my mother came down, and Mrs. Ashford came and took the child away from her—I noticed a big stain of blood on the stairs where the child's head had been lying, and stains going into Mrs. Caldon's room—mother went into the room, and I heard her say, "What have you done to my child, has Mrs. Caldon fallen on her, or has she fallen off the chair?"—I spoke to the prisoner on the stairs—I told him Mary had been in the room, and he said she had not—I noticed some blood on the prisoner's boots downstairs—my mother spoke to him, and said, "You villain, look at the blood on your boots!"—when she said that the prisoner turned round and walked up the street, and I ran after him; when he turned the corner he started running; I ran after him, but lost him in the crowd.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-121" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE ASHFORD</persName> </hi>. I live in this house, and occupy a room on the first floor—I heard Mrs. Kenealy call out on January 23rd—T took the child to the hospital—I only noticed a slight bruise on its forehead when I took it from its mother—it was alive when I took it, but it died on the way in my arms.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-122" type="given" value="CATHERINE"/>CATHERINE CALDON</persName> </hi>. I live at 9, Goldsmith Street, with my son and daughter, in the second floor back room—I got to know the prisoner last summer at the Marble Arch; I sell flowers there on Sundays—he minded traps and cabs and did odd jobs—he first came to my room on Christmas morning—my boy had just come out of the hospital; he has got his finger off his right hand—I told the prisoner he might come about 7 a.m. and help my son on with his coat and polish his boots—he came three or four times a week—he would stay till I went to market, and I told him to lock the door and leave the key downstairs, which he did—I used to give him some food, and sometimes a little money—he said he was living in the Salvation Army Shelter, in Edgware Road—I remember him coming on Monday, January 23rd, at 7 a.m.—my son went out at 8 o'clock, my daughter went to school at 9 o'clock, and I left at 10 o'clock and went in-to Mrs. Sheedy's room next door, whose baby had been christened the day before; we had had a little drink the night before, and something that morning—when I left my room about 10 o'clock, the prisoner was stand
<lb/>ing by the fire, lighting his pipe—I said, "How long will you be here?"—he said, "I shall be going at dinner time"—I said, "Turn the key in the door"—I stayed in Mrs. Sheedy's room till 1 o'clock—no one was in my room except the prisoner—the floor was nice and olean, and all tidied up—this knife I used for shelling walnuts.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have always found the prisoner a quiet, well-behaved man—he always behaved well to my children—he did not speak much.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> On the Sunday night the prisoner went out and sold me a few flowers—he and I were at Mrs. Sheedy's that evening—I had some drink—the prisoner had a little drop of lemonade with a little whisky in it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-123" type="given" value="MARGARET"/>MARGARET DUGH</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of John Dugh, of 9, Goldsmith Street, on the third floor, next to Mrs. Kenealy—I know her children—I saw Patrick and Mary playing in the street on January 23rd—I saw both of them come in about 1.45—I did not see where they went—Mr. Lawrence called between 2.20 and 2.25, after which I heard an alarm.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-124" type="given" value="NELLIE"/>NELLIE CALDON</persName> </hi>. I am ten years old—I knew Mary Keneal—I live with my mother in Goldsmith Street—I remember the day Mary died—I went to school that day; I came back to dinner at 12.30, and went into my mother's room—" Georgie," the prisoner, was there—I got my dinner of boiled rice, and had got the spoon up to my mouth, when the prisoner said, "Kiss me before you begin to eat it"—I was standing up at the table—the prisoner was by the mantelpiece—I rushed out of the room, and he followed me to the door—he had never said that to me before—I did not have any dinner that day.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-125" type="given" value="MAURICE"/>MAURICE KENEALY</persName> </hi>. I am the father of the little girl who died—I picked up this tippet about 3.30 p.m. after I returned from Bow Street—it was lying about 6 in, under the bed—there were some spots of blood on it—this knife belonged to me once—I cut my initials on it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This is a sort of shoemaker's knife—I used to repair my children's boots with it—I last saw it about eighteen months ago.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-126" type="given" value="CATHERINE"/>CATHERINE SHEEDY</persName> </hi>. I live on the second floor at 9, Goldsmith Street, in the front room—Mrs. Caldon came into my room about 2 o'clock on January 23rd—she had been in before, about 10—my baby was christened on the day before—Mrs. Caldon had had a little drop—she had her senses—I did not hear anything that happened.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-127" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CHARGE</persName> </hi>. I was a shoe black at one time—I have known the prisoner as a loafer for about three months—I called him "Little Tich" and lately "Georgie"—I saw him on January 23rd about 3.30 at the Marble Arch—I was talking to a man named Greenhalgh—I saw the prisoner coming from the direction of Oxford Street—I said, "Here comes our 'Little Tich'"—the prisoner said, "I must clear out of this; I have got a job at Bristol"—he then took Greenhalgh aside—I did not hear what he said—his boots looked as if they had been recently washed—I noticed that he was very white and trembling, as though he was drunk—he left and went towards the Bayswater Road—he kept turning round as if somebody was following him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It did not occur to me that he might have had a fit—I had often spoken to him before—he was not thought rather soft—he was not laughed at—I did not make fun of him—I did not hear other people doing so—as far as I know he was a quiet, well-conducted man.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-128" type="given" value="ROBINSON"/>ROBINSON GREENHALGH</persName> </hi>. I am an engine fitter—I was with the last witness at the Marble Arch on January 23rd—about 3.30 the prisoner came up—the shoeblack spoke to him—he said, "Hulloa, Little Tich, what is the matter with you?"—he came up to me, and I said, "You look as if you have been having some beer"—he said, "I have had a drop"—he drew me about six yards away from the shoeblack, and said, "I have got my
<lb/>self into trouble; I have been fighting; with a big man, and I took up the poker and laid open his skull, and I believe I have killed him"—pointing to the wrist of his left coat sleeve, he sail, "Look here, blood," and like
<lb/>wise about opposite the second buttonhole on the coat—there was blood on his left wrist and on the inside of the knee of the left leg—his boots looked as if they had been wiped with a damp cloth—he said, "I must be off, I am going to Bristol"—he went down the Bayswater Road, and I never Saw him any more until I saw him at Bow Street—when I saw</p>
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<p>him he had three or four days' growth of hair on his face, and he always wore a moustache.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He did not alter his moustache at all—I should not have noticed the blood on him unless he had called my attention to it—he did not seem ashamed of it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-129" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE GRAY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective K</hi>), On January 25th, about 8.15 p.m., I went to Leader's lodging-house in Crawford Street, Canning Town, where I saw a number of men, amongst them the prisoner—I called him outside and told him I was a police-officer—I asked fur his name, and he said, "George Robertson"—I asked him if he was known by the name of "Georgie" and "Little Tich," and he said, "No, I have never heard of them"—I asked him if he knew Goldsmith Street, Drury Lane, and he said, "No"—I asked him if ho knew Mary Kenealy, of 9, Goldsmith Street, and he said, "No"—I asked him where he slept on Monday night—he said, "At a lodging-house at the back of Leman Street Police-statioin"—I asked him when he arrived in Crawford Street, and he said between 3 and 4—I said I was not satisfied with his explanation, and should take him into custody on suspicion of the murder of Mary Kenealy on the 23rd—he said, "That is unfortunate for me"—I took him to the station and found on him 1s. and some bronze—he was cleanshaved then, except his moustache, which looked as if it had been recently trimmed.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Inspector E</hi>) On the 23rd I received infor
<lb/>mation of this murder, and on the 26th I found the prisoner at Bow Street—he was identified—he said he was a labourer and 46 years old—he said he had no fixed abode—he gave his name as George Robertson—I said I was a police officer and should charge him with the murder of Mary Kenealy with this knife, which I showed him—he made no reply—his clothes were handed to the doctor.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-131" type="given" value="PERCYT"/>PERCYT LEVICK</persName> </hi>. I was house surgeon at King's College Hospital on January 23rd—the little girl was brought there about 3.15—she was already dead when I saw her—death had taken place within a few minutes—there was blood on her face, hair, and clothing—next day I made a
<hi rend="italic">post-mortem</hi> examination—on the face there were three bruises—on the left side of the neck there was a cut two inches deep at its deepest part and running almost through the neck, severing the vertebral artery—this knife could inflict such a wound—that wound and the loss of blood was the cause of the child's death—there was also a bruise on the top of the scalp—I also found immediately inside the orifice of the anus a small slit about half an inch in length—higher up the rectum, about half an inch in, in the same line there was a scratch, which went through the mucous membrane—it was quite distinct from the first slit—I came to the conclusion that the anus
<lb/>must have been dilated to inflict those wounds—I think a man's finger-nail, described as strong, rounded, and pointed, could inflict those wounds, but I do not think it probable—I think it more probable they were in
<lb/>flicted by the knife (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—I think this anus wasdilated by the finger and then the knife used for the purpose of creating the wounds—that would involve the introduction of the knife and the finger—I cannot imagine how it could have been done otherwise—there was no wound on the outside of the rectum—I think a man could have put his finger up</p>
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<p>and dilated the anus, and then put the knife up—there was a third wound in the rectum, which lay to the left, and which was more of the nature of a stab—it was much deeper—it was close to the orifice—it was about half an inch long and the bottom part was about half an inch from the orifice of the anus—a knife would have to be put up the anus to cut the third wound—I have not seen the nail in question, so I cannot give an opinion as to whether the wounds were caused by it or not.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-132" type="given" value="GEORGE ALBERT"/>GEORGE ALBERT HAMERTON</persName> </hi>, F.R.C.S. I am divisional surgeon of police—I went to Mrs. Caldon's room in Goldsmith Street—on the small landing midway between the first and second floors I saw stains of blood—there was a good deal of dirt over it—I followed the marks up to the second floor—I went into the room, and under the bed, near the foot, the floor had been recently washed, but there were stains still there—I took away portions of wood and afterwards examined them and found they were bloodstains—the tippet was on the bed—it had dry blood stains upon it—on the table I saw two knives—on the one produced I saw a smear as if it had been wiped, but not perfectly clean—on examination I found it had blood on it—there was a pail with a good deal of red fluid in it, which turned out to be blood mixed with water—there was also a piece of rag in the pail—I was present at the
<hi rend="italic">post mortem</hi>—in substance I agree with the evidence which has been given by Dr. Levick—I agree with him as to the cause of death—I think the wounds in the rectum were caused by the nail, but I have not seen it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-133" type="given" value="HY"/>HY. MAUDSLEY</persName> </hi>, M.D., F.R.C.P.—I have great experience in all ques
<lb/>tions affecting diseases of the mind—on February 28th I visited the prisoner at Holloway Gaol, and, in conjunction with Dr. Scott, I made a medical examination of him—I talked with him for upwards of an hour—he talked with me very freely and quietly—he gave me what purported to be some of the incidents of his life—he siad that in 1883 he went to the United States with a slater, for whom he worked in New Brooklyn; he was getting wages of five or six dollars a day; he returned lo England in 1888: he stayed in London till 1889, and then went to hit sister in Liverpool, and was sent by her back to the United States, working his own passage out as assistant in the cook's galley: he went back to his former employer in Brooklyn: he returned to England in 1894, working his own passage back in a cattle ship, assisting to look after the cattle; he led a vagrant life in this country after 1894, getting odd jobs attending to cabs, selling matches, and doing any little work he could get, but no regular employment—he said that for weeks together he was unable to pay for a bed, and sometimes he even went without food: he said he went first to Mrs. Caldon's room on Christmas Eve, 1898; that he had been selling flowers for her on that day, and bad sold 14s. worth; that considerable drinking took place that evening at Mrs. Caldon's; after that he went there four or five times a week to assist her son, and polish his boots, and stayed there generally till one or two o'clock; there had been a christening at Mrs. Sheedy's on January 22nd, and there had been some drinking; that he slept that night at the Salvation Army shelter in the Edgware Road, and that on January 23rd he returned to Mrs. Caldon's to assist as usual, and was in Mrs. Sheedy's room till 11.30 in consequence of the</p>
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<p>christening; he said he had some whisky and beer; that he returned to Mrs. Caldon's room about 11.30 a.m., and remained some time; then he laid down to sleep, and was awoke by Mrs. kenealy coming to the door soon after two to inquire about her child—he denied Nellie Caldon ever being in that room, or anybody else; he denied that the deceased girl had ever been in the room, and that there was ever any blood on his clothes, that he ran away, or attempted to run away, or ever spoke to the shoeblack or to Greenhalgh—he could give no explanation of the blood being found on the floor by Mrs. Caldon—I formed an opinion as to his mental condition—I think he is capable of appreciating the difference be
<lb/>tween right and wrong—I could not certify him as legally insane, although I think him a person of low mental organisation, very defective in a moral sense, and with the cunning of that kind of intellect—in giving that opinion as to his moral sense I am influenced by the deposition of his mother as to what happened to him in his younger days—I am sure he knows when he is doing wrong, but I do not know about his feeling it—he knows that doing wrong would bring him into danger of punishment—I examined the index finger of his right hand, the nail is very strong, rather long, and cut round almost to a point—I think the wounds in the rectum were done by the nail—I think if the knife had been used the injuries would have been greater.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> T know of masked epilepsy—it may develop suddenly and might disappear suddenly, but it would probably be recurrent—under those fits a man might commit some fearful act and know nothing of it afterwards—whatever he did would probably be done suddenly and with great violence—the prisoner must have been a troublesome boy—I know his mother says he pit his fingers into a machine and had them crushed and seemed not to mind, but he denies that—he said it was an accident—he was not taken to an asylum—he was taken to St. Mary's Hospital and the doctor said he was not insane enough to be sent to an asylum—the miserable life he has been leading would tend towards the greater pro
<lb/>bability of bringing on an attack of the mind, but I do not see the least evidence of it—I do not think he had a fit on this day, I cannot say for certain; I see no traces of it—lunatics often show great cunning.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Epilepsy might show itself in great violence—there might be no indications—I find no evidence of epilepsy in this case—he remembered the visit to St. Mary's Hospital.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I do not think a person who had just had an epileptic fit, would be wiping up stains from the floor, or would run up the street—if a person has had an epileptic fit he would probably be in a confused state for some time—he would not be composed.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-134" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN SMYE</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of John Smye, and live at St. Ann's Road, Notting Hill—the prisoner is my son.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He went to school very young and made very little progress—during his childhood I was very anxious about him—once he filled his sister's mouth and nose full of dead flies till she was very nearly suffocated—I took him to St. Mary's Hospital, when he was about four
<lb/>teen, to be examined as to the state of his mind—I did not think he was right—the doctor told me he was not bad enough to be put away—on one occasion he put his fingers into a machine, and they were crushed, but he</p>
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<p>did not seem to have any feeling—before he left school he ran away ten times from home, and we used to be about the streets night and day looking for him—when we found him he was almost a skeleton for want of food—if he had come home he would have had food and lodging—he would stay out for weeks together—we once found him, when he was about twelve, on the top of Notting Hill Gate railway station—he ia forty-four now—we did not see much of him after he grew up—he went to my sister's at Birmingham, and then to America—he had fits when a baby, but not when he was six or seven—he had fits till he was four—he had a bad fall when he was with his grandmother and cut his head open—he was about six then—also I believe, at Birmingham, he fell from the roof of a house—he was twenty-two then—after he left us he used to come to dinner on Sundays for about four years, but since then I have not seen him—his sisters have seen him at the Marble Arch—my husband is alive still—if he had come to us he would have got help, he would not have had to sleep in the Park—all my children are doing well—he knew our address when we were at Norland Road, North, but if he did not know the present one, he could have got it—he could always find his father, because his father has been so many years at his employment.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He has been supporting himself since he left us—he struck his father who told him he must support himself.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-135" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-135" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SCOTT</persName> </hi>. I am medical officer at Holloway Prison—since the pri
<lb/>soner has been there, I have had him under my observation—I was present when he was seen by Dr. Maudsley, and I agree with the evidence which has been given by him—I consider the prisoner of a low type of intellect, but I see nothing to lead me to believe that he was insane on January 23rd—I saw no evidence to make me think he could not distinguish be
<lb/>tween right and wrong—I think, if the evidence is true, that he was re
<lb/>sponsible for his actions—I think the injury to the child's rectum was indicted by the nail, and not by the knife.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). In a person predisposed to insanity, a heavy bout of drinking would be an exciting cause—people of weak intellect are very often of miniture stature—dwarfs who are per
<lb/>fectly developed are often of weak intellect—I think a man like the pri
<lb/>soner is more subject to violent excitement than a man of ordinary stature—there is a greater percentage of insanity among people of this build than among people of ordinary proportions.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I have not examined the prisoner as to his mental condition.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990306-230-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, March</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1899.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Two surgeons deposed to the prisoner being of weak mind though not a lunatic.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, March</hi>, 9
<hi rend="italic">th</hi> 1899.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Bigham.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. A HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Ward.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">FRANK HOWES</hi>. I am a clerk of 57, Shakespeare Road, Acton—the girl Perry came to my house on February 6th and remained there till February 13th as a lodger—she left on the morning of February 13th—she was turned out by my wife because she did not pay her way—she did not pay what she owed when she left—on the evening of the 13th my wife handed me an unopened letter in a envelope which I cannot find; it was addressed to me and I think marked "Private"—I found this letter inside, "Sir,—I was very much surprised to hear of your extremely dis
<lb/>graceful conduct towards Miss F. Perry, a great friend of mine. What is the meaning of it? You are probably aware that a term of imprisonment is the penalty for a criminal ofifence or even the attempting of such an offence. But before taking any action in the matter I think it only right that you should have an opportunity of settling the matter privately, and you ought at least to pay the girl a sum of money, say £2 or so. I must add that if you don't agree to settle the matter in this way I shall certainly call and see you (or your wife), and if I do you may rely upon my doing my utmost to make matters 'horribly unpleasant' for you. Lest you should think I am writing this merely to frighten you, I must add that I have several friends (solicitors by profession) who would advise me what steps to take on behalf of Miss Perry, and I have also the necessary capital, and in the event of your not coming to some terms privately with the girl you will have cause to regret it.—Yours faithfully,
<hi rend="smallCaps">A FRIEND</hi>,"—on the evening of the next day I saw Perry at the door of another house in the street—I went down and said to her, "I want to know who wrote that letter"—she refused to tell me—I said, "There are ways and means of making you tell"—a police-sergeant came up, and I asked him if he would wait and I would show him a letter which this girl had caused to be written—the girl was present then—I went indoors and got the letter, which I showed to the policeman, who then took her into custody—I never went into the girl's bedroom when she was in my house—I was never guilty of any impropriety—I did not speak ten words to her.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Perry.</hi> I did not ask you to go out with me—I did not go into your room.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>. I did not see Ward there at all.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-145" type="given" value="KATE"/>KATE HOWES</persName> </hi>. I live with my husband, the last witness, at 57, Shake
<lb/>speare Road, Acton—I remember Perry coming and taking a room on February 6th—she agreed to pay 4s. a week—she stayed one week—on the 13th I asked her for the rent—she said she would get it from her young man—she went out to get it, and did not return—I told her of her condi
<lb/>tion on the Tuesday—she owed 4s.—I let her the room on the Monday night—I asked her if she had got herself into trouble—she said, "Yes"—she assumed to be married—she said she was engaged to Charles Ward, 3, York Road—she never made any complaint of my husband's conduct while she was in the house—on February 13th, about 8 p.m., I found a letter in a letter-box, addressed to my husband, marked private—I gave it to him about 11.15 p.m.—I have seen its contents.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-146" type="given" value="ELEANOR"/>ELEANOR CARTER</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of William Carter, of 30, Grove Road, Acton—Perry came to my house on February 13th—she said she had been having a few words with her landlady, and she wanted a bed
<lb/>room—I let her have a room—on February 14th, she showed me this let
<hi rend="italic">A copy of the former letter.</hi>)—she said she had put a copy of it into Mr. Howes' letter-box, and that he had been into her bedroom.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-147" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES GRATTEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant 62 K</hi>), On February 14th, at 11 p.m., I saw Mr. Howes speaking to Perry--when I came up he went indoors and brought me out a letter, which I read, after which I asked him if he wished to give the prisoner into custody—he said, yes, he did—I said to the girl, "I shall take you into custody for writing this letter, de
<lb/>manding money"—she said, "I did not write the letter, it was written by a friend of mine, Mr. Ward; I hope you will not bring him into it"—I went to 3, York Road—I saw Ward—I cautioned him, and said that I should take him in custody and that any statement he might make would be taken down in writing, and that it was for being concerned with Florrie Perry in writing the letter—I then read it to him in the presence of his father who said, "What made you write the letter, Charlie"—the prisoner replied, "I wrote it on her behalf"—I took him into custody—nothing relating to the charge was found on him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-148" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN MANNING</persName> </hi>. I am matron at Acton Police-station—on February 14th I searched Perry, and found two letters, four sheets of note paper and a newspaper cutting on her—(
<hi rend="italic">One letter was from Ward to Perry, telling her to give Howes the letter, saying that in all probability Howes would come to terms, and, if he did not, he (Ward) would call and see the prosecutor and also let his wife know.</hi>)—she told me she was in trouble, and her young man, Charles Ward, was the cause of it—she said she was four months gone. (
<hi rend="italic">Mr. Hutton submitted that there was no case to go to the
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi> as far as Ward was concerned, as although he wrote the letter he did not know what became of it afterwards
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JUSTICE BIGHAM</hi> considered that the case must go to the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-149" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES WARD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner</hi>). I live at 3, York Road, Acton, with my parents—I met Miss Perry last summer, and I have been going out with her pretty frequently since—I remember when she went to Mr. Howes' house—I did go into the house—I went, out with her while she was there—I saw her on February 13th, about six o'clock—I wrote both</p>
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<p>the letters and one to Perry—the girl came to me—she was crying—she said Mr. Howes had indecently assaulted her—she asked me if I would do anything—I said I did not want to be mixed up in the affair—the girl was not engaged to be married to me—I do not deny that I have been intimate with her, but I am almost certain that she has been intimate with other men.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Strongly recommended to mercy by the
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi> on account of their youth</hi> </rs>.
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, March</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1899.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18990306-235-offence-1 t18990306-name-151"/>Robert Keir</persName> and stealing £2 I5s., his money.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<lb/>day, March 2nd, I had been paid off, and was buying some clothes—the prisoner and another man came into the shop, and I went to a public-house with them and stood them some drink to get them away—we then went to a cook-shop and I ordered eggs and bacon for three—I said, "I want to go to the urinal; there is half-a-crown to pay for the victuals"—when I got into the urinal one got me by my mouth and arms and the prisoner put his hands into my pocket—he ran away—a con
<lb/>stable came and I told him—he came back with a plain-clothes constable—a girl said something—the prisoner came over—I said, "That is the man"—he ran away and the constable caught him—I lost £2 16s.—I heard him charged at the station—I was not hurt at all.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I said outside the public-house, "What are you following me for?"—I gave you a shilling to go away, not two—you came across to the young woman—I said to the constable, "That is the man," and I believe you struck him on the chest.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-153" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES STEWART</persName> </hi>. I am a seafaring man and live at the Sailors' Home, Wells Street—on March 2nd, between 3 and 4 o'clock, I went with Keir to a tailor's shop in Cable Street to get a suit of clothes—the prisoner and another man came up, and when we came out of the shop the prisoner said, "Give me a shilling"—I said, "No, I will give you a drink"—I was in the prisoner's company about ten minutes.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-154" type="given" value="FREDK"/>FREDK. GOSBEE</persName> </hi> (421 H). I was at the station when Keir gave in
<lb/>formation I went with him into Wells Street, where he saw one of the young women he was with in the afternoon—he called her over and asked her something, and a second girl came over—he said something to her; the prisoner followed her, and Keir said, "That is the man; I give him in custody"—I followed him twenty-five yards into a dark passage, where we fought together—he struck me on the chest, and I fell against the wall—assistance came, and he was taken to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The tall sailor did not say, "Are you the man who was drinking with me?"—he said, "That is the man that robbed me"—I found out that your sister lives in the passage into which you ran—you struck me two violent blows on my chest.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-155" type="given" value="DORA"/>DORA MYERS</persName> </hi>. I live at 91, Cable Street—on March 2nd, in the after
<lb/>noon, some men came in the shop, and bought some clothes—the prisoner is one of them; they left a deposit, and in the afternoon five of them came—the prisoner was one of them; he asked me for a commission—I said, "If you don't bring customers you can't have a commission"—his hand was bandaged, and he said he was a fireman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-156" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES FLEWETT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner</hi>). Last Saturday night I received burne in getting two persons out of a tire—I went to a clothes shop to buy some-clothes; they said, "Come with us, if we bring any one they expect a commission"—I believe he gave the other man a shilling—when we came out he said, "What are you following me for, I will give you a shilling"—I said, "I don't want your shilling"—I went home and laid on the bed; my mother woke me up and asked me to have a cup of tea—I went out and met one of these girls who said that the man I was with was locked up for being drunk but they had let him out, and the prosecutor came up and said, "That is one of the men who robbed me "; and the policeman took me—I never laid my hand on that constable unless it was when he-twisted my hand and I put it on his chest; you see these two burns which I received.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I live at 6, Harold's Place, Wells Street, at my mother's—that is not a minute's walk from Leman Street just across the road—I do the best I can for a living.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-157" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN FLEWITT</persName> </hi>. I go out nursing—last Wednesday evening I got home about 5.30, and found my son in my daughter's house in Well's Street—he got up at a qaarter to eight, and washed himself.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Q. By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. Did you swear at the police-court that at that very time he was at home? You said that you lived at 6, Harold Place, White-chapel, and that your son was at home at 5:30, and that was read over to-you and you made your mark.—A. I did not say so, because I was not at home.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>: It was impossible for me to rob this man; my hands were too bad; I have a piece of flesh burnt off my finger an inch and a-half long, and another piece on the other hand the size of a shilling, and if I had known this man had been robbed I would have gone to him with the young woman. Directly he said he had been robbed, I ran to my sister's place to call my mother.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-158" type="given" value="TOM"/>TOM PARRIS</persName> </hi>. On Monday, February 28th, I was at a fire at 2, Tenter Street, and the prisoner bounded up the fire escape and materially assisted the firemen by handing out the occupants.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990306-235-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at Clerkenwell on January 24th 1893, and thirteen other convictions were proved against him.—
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the prosecutor. He received a good character.—
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18990306-237-offence-1 t18990306-name-162"/>Alfred Sheppard</persName> and stealing two watches and other articles, his property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Mr. Rooth prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-163" type="given" value="ROSE"/>ROSE SHEPPARD</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Alfred Sheppard, of 15, Copeland Road—on January 25th I left my house at 2.48, and I fastened the door with a latch which can only be opened with a key—I returned at 3.48 and found the house had been entered and property stolen, value £8 or £10, among which was this metal watch (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—it belongs to my son—it was in my house when I left—it was gone when I returned.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-164" type="given" value="FLORENCE"/>FLORENCE RUDD</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Major Lawrence Rudd, and live at 49, Carlisle Road—on January 25th I was passing down Copeland Road and saw in Mrs. Copeland's porch the two prisoners—I am positive of the younger one because he looked at me so rudely—I only saw the back of the elder prisoner, and I recognise him by his hair and figure.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Hodges.</hi> I did not identify you at the North London Folice-court, I said I could not be positive.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-165" type="given" value="SUSAN"/>SUSAN PAUL</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Alfred Paul, of 13, Copeland Road—on January 25th I had to go to the door to tradespeople, and I saw a man standing on the opposite side of the road; another man came up the road and he crossed over and spoke to him—after speaking to each other for a second or two the younger man made a sudden bolt—that two prisoners are the men—I identified them immediately.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Hodges.</hi> After seeing you at the front door, my curiosity was aroused, and I went into my front room and watched you for a minute or two—I know nothing of what occurred subsequently.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examitied by Burns.</hi> I identify you by your features and striking appearance.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-166" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN SPACKMAN</persName> </hi> (374 N). I arrested Hodges, and at the station I found on him the
<hi rend="italic">jenmmy</hi> and this watch—he made no explanation—he said he was quite innocent of the charge.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-167" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER HENBEST</persName> </hi> (Detective N.) On January 25th, from information given me, I took this
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> to 15, Copeland Road—I found marks on the door and the jewel case; they corresponded in every way with this
<hi rend="italic">jemmy.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-168" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM REED</persName> </hi> (Detective Sergeant). I showed this watch to the pri
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<hi rend="italic">Hodges's Defence</hi>: I am not guilty. I own I had the watch; I bought it at a sale in Petticoat Lane previous to my arrest.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROOTH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990306-name-173" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-173" type="given" value="STEWART"/>STEWART LANGTON</persName> </hi>. I live at 36, Moray Road—on February 1st I left my house at 9.10 and returned at 6.20—I observed marks on the front door; they were not there when I left in the morning.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990306-name-174" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-174" type="given" value="EDITH"/>EDITH LANGTON</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of the last witness—I left house at 2.45 on February 1st—the door was closed and there were no marks</p>
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<p>upon it—I returned at 5.15—my attention was drawn to marks on the door.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Hodges.</hi> I did not say at the Poliece-court that I found the house intact and no marks on the door—when I got home it was nearly dark and I could not possibly see than till my attention was drawn to them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-175" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER REED</persName> </hi> (306 N). About 2.30 on February 1st I was on duty with P.C. Spackman 374 K, and saw the three prisoners loitering in a suspicious manner—we followed them down Brook Road into Moray Road—Hodges went to the front door of No. 36 and appeared to be tampering with it, while Bums and Holmes waited at the appered—we hid in a garden—they had a conversation, and all three returned to the corner of Brook Road again—they came towards us, and we hid in the garden of No 15; they stopped at the comer, had a conversation, and then Hodges left in the direction of Clapton—we stopped Holmes and Burns, and questioned them as to what they were doing—they said, "We are respectable men; what right have you to stop us in the street like this?"—we told them we were police-officers, and should take them to the station as we were not satisfied with their explanation—after that I went to No 36, examined the door, and found
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> marks upon it; I knocked and got no answer—about thirty yards from the door I saw Hodges—I went up to him, and told him I was a police-officer, and should take him into custody for being concerned with them—on the way to the station he said he was looking for the Lion and Lamb public-house—I said there was no such place—at the station he was searched by P.C. 374, and in his hip pocket was found this
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi>—I returned to 36, Moray Road, with Sergeant Reed, and examined the door and found that the marks corre
<lb/>sponded with it—they were then charged, and in reply they said that they were innocent.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-176" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN SPACKMAN</persName> </hi> (374 N). At 2.40 p.m. on February Ist I was on duty with Reed, and saw the three prisoners in Brook Road, they turned into Moray Road—Hodges went up to No. 36, the other two went to the comer—we hid ourselves in a gateway—Burns and Holmes went back to Moray Road—Burns went up to Hodges, who was still at the door of No. 36, and said something to him—they both left together and went towards Brook Road—we came out of the gateway, and saw the three prisoners still together, coming towards Moray Road, and we hid our
<lb/>selves in No. 15, Norfolk Road—after a short time Hodges left the other prisoners and went towards Clapton, and Burns and Holmes went into Alconbury Road—I said to Burns, "What do you mean by loitering about these roads, and where is the other man who was with you?"—he said, "No other man has been with us; we have not seen any other man ".—I said, "That old man?"—he replied, "No one whatever has been with me"—I said, "Your answers are very unsatisfactory, and I shall take you both to the station, and make inquiries"—they were taken to the station, where they gave their names and addresses—Reed went back to Moray Road and brought Hodges in, and I searched him and found this
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> and watch upon him—they were then charged.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Burns.</hi> You declined to give your name and address in the street—you said you would go to the police-station and give them there—you gave them correctly.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-177" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM REED</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant</hi>), I went to 36, Moray Road, and compared this
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> with the marks on the door—they corresponded—I know the prisoners as companions.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HOLMES</hi>. I have seen you about with the other two prisoners in public-houses—I wrote to Mr. Davis—you have worked for him in the fish market for about eighteen years.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoners' statements before the Magistrate. Hodges says</hi>: "What mark was on the door was put on by the officer himself to make this charge. I did not speak to Burns; it was Holmes I spoke to."
<hi rend="italic">Holmes says</hi>: "I am innocent."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990306-name-178" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-178" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HOLMES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner</hi>). I am a fish porter and this is my licence (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>), it continues until Midsummer day this year—I admit I was with Burns on the day in question: I had been home and changed: I went down the Bethnal Green Road; I said, "Where are you going?" he said, "To Hackney; will you come for a walk?"—we went for a walk, and I was taken, as the constable said—I was never near the door of the house or the railings—I was not with Hodges; I was with Burns.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROOTH</hi>. I was never near the garden of No, 36, Moray Road—I saw the officers walk down the street and cross the road to me—Burns was talking with Hodges 100 yards away—I could see them the whole time—I was not with Hodges at all; I swear it—I did not use bad language—Reed is mistaken when he says we are companions.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Hodges' Defence</hi>: "I acknowledge having the watch, but as regards committing the burglary, I am entirely innocent."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Burns' Defence</hi>: "On February 1st I was making my way to Stoke Newington. Outside Bethnal Green Museum I met Holmes and asked him to accompany me. I am quite innocent."</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-238-18990306 t18990306-238-punishment-24"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HOLMES</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">City Police constable</hi>). On February 10th I was on duty in Fenchurch Street at about 12.10, and saw the prisoner outside 164—Lyons went into a crowd and looked into a picture shop—Wilson stood behind him, pretending to read a newspaper, while a third man, not in custody, got into a doorway, apparently to keep observation—Lyons attempted to take watches out of the pockets of people, but was not suc
<lb/>cessful—they left the crowd, had a conversation, and went in single file along Lime Street to Fenchurch Street, and Lyons made a second attempt, the third man looking out as before—at 12.30 I missed them—I went to the Minories Police-station and spoke to Detective-sergeant Crouch—we then went to a crowd, which was looking at a fire in the Minories, and there saw the two prisoners with the other man, who was keeping obser
<lb/>vation—we watched the prisoners for a quarter of an hour, when Wilson started from the crowd—Sergeant Crouch caught hold of him, and I went into the crowd and fetched Wilson out—I said, "I am a police-officer</p>
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<p>and arrest you"—as I took hold of him he dropped this watch (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) out of his right hand—we confronted' them, and told them they would be charged with being in the unlawful possession of this watch—they were taken to the station, and while being charged a gentleman came in and recognised the watch as belonging to him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-183" type="given" value="JESSE"/>JESSE CROUCH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Police Sergeant</hi>). About one o'clock on February 10th I saw the prisoners and a man not in custody, pushing in a crowd which had assembled to watch a fire—from what Thompson told me we arrested them—I took Wilson—I said to him, confronting him with Lyons, "We are police officers, and you will be charged with frequenting this place for an unlawful purpose"—at the same time Lyons dropped this watch'out of his right hand—we took them to the station, and I was about to charge them with unlawful possession, when the prosecutor came in to report the loss of his watch, and identified the watch as his—they were then charged with stealing it, and made no answer to it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Wilson</hi>, You were arrested about three or four yards from the crowd—I saw you with Lyons in the crowd covering his movements with a newspaper.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990306-name-184" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990306-name-184" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990306-name-184" type="surname" value="JAMESON"/>
<interp inst="t18990306-name-184" type="given" value="HENRY FROST"/>HENRY FROST JAMESON</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Custom House—my name is scratched on the works of this watch, I did it myself—I last were it on February 10th in the Minories, where I was looking at a fire—I missed it and saw the prisoners arrested, and went to the station and identified it—I noticed Lyons near me in the crowd.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Lyons.</hi> I did not see you steal the watch—I lost it about 1.30.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Lyons received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18990306-239-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18990306-239-punishment-25" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-239-18990306 t18990306-239-punishment-25"/>Fourteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LYONS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18990306-239-punishment-26" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18990306-239-punishment-26" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-239-18990306 t18990306-239-punishment-26"/>Eight Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Friday, March</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1899.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted' and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-187" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE MONKLEY</persName> </hi>. Before July, 1896, I was an unfortunate woman walking iu the Strand—on April 7th that year I saw the prisoner stealing a watch and chain from some one near Charing Cross—I gave him into custody, and gave evidence against him at Bow Street Police-court, and he had six months' hard labour—at midnight on September 7th, 1897, he struck me on the mouth while I was going over Waterloo Bridge, and the' same night he kicked me in the lower parts, as I was stepping out of a cab, for which he got six months—on July 29th he assaulted me in St. Martin's public-house by holding me by my throat up against a partition, when he broke a beer-glass and tried to strike me with it, but was pre
<lb/>vented—he was prosecuted for that—I had previously to that been to Stoke-upon. Trent following my former occupation, in the potteries, where I met with Arthur Hayman, a coachman, and had been living with him for six months as his wife—I came to London on February 12th to get rooms, as</p>
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<p>the young man I was living with has gone back to his old master as a cabman—I was in the Strand shortly after midnight, near the Griffin, when he came up and made a blow at me and snatched my watch—he said, "That will do for the time you gave me before"—I said, "All rights, Smith, I know who you are," and he ran Waterloo way—I spoke to some one who looked like an inspector, and then to a constable, who immediately ran in pursuit, but brought back the wrong man—I said, "That is not the man. 'who struck me"—I remember no more—I afterwards found myself in the hospital—I afterwards went to Bow Street and complained—I described the prisoner—my watch has not been found—the chain was afterwards handed to me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was alone—he struck me behind my right ear—I looked round full in his face and recognised him—he was alone—I did not say I knew him until after he said, "This will do for the time you have given me," I then turned round and said, "All right, Smith, I know who you are"—I don't remember saying before the Magistrate that I spoke first: yes, I meant before I saw him run towards Waterloo Road and I followed and hunted him out—I did not see the officer run after two men—I said before the Magistsate that I was the wife of Arthur Hayman, but I withdrew that—I was going to stay with Mrs. Morton in the Euston Road that night.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-188" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR RBDDISH</persName> </hi> (107 E). I was on duty—the prosecutrix spoke to me—I saw a redness, like the effects of a severe blow, on the right side of the back of her neck, and she complained of having been robbed and assaulted by a man she called "Smithy"—she held a broken silver chain in her hand—she pointed down the Strand, and I saw two men running away—I followed—they parted, one going down Strand Lane and the other going on for Waterloo Bridge—I caught the other man and brought him back, but she at once said, "That is not the man; it was Smithy, who sells newspapers at Charing Cross"—the man I caught gave an account of himself, and I noticed that he was a foreigner—I released him—the prosecutrix had a fit—I got an ambulance, and took her to the hos
<lb/>pital—she had a relapse, and then the doctor allowed her to go—she com
<lb/>plained at Bow Street Police-station, and described the prisoner—I had a brief glance of the man who ran down Strand Lane, and I believe this is the man—on arriving at the station, a boy brought this chain, which he said he found in the road.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw the lack of the man as he ran down Strand Lane—he had the lead all the way, and I went for the other man—it was about 12.40 a.m.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I was at the top of Essex Street when the men were pointed out ta me—they were forty or fifty yards ahead of me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-189" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT ENGLAND</persName> </hi> (273
<hi rend="italic">ER</hi>). On Wednesday, February 15th, I saw the prisoner in the Strand, about 1 p.m.—I said, "You answer the descrip
<lb/>tion of a man known as 'Smithy,' wanted for lobbing and assaulting a lady near the Law Courts last Saturday night, the 11th inst, and I shall take you into custody on that charge"—he said, "I can prove I was not this side of the water on Saturday night"—on the way to the station he said, "I suppose it is that b cow who has
<hi rend="italic">given me time</hi> before"—on the 15th, when the prisoner was put in the dock, he said to the prose</p>
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<p>cutrix, "Am I the man?"—she said, "I am sure you are"—he was charged,. and made no reply.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-190" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD DABBY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective E</hi>). I was at Bow Street when the prisoner was brought in and charged—he said that he wished to call some-witnesses, and gave me the names and addresses of five persons—he-wanted them to prove an
<hi rend="italic">alibi</hi>—I asked him if there was anyone else he-wanted, and I would call on them personally—he said, "I was at the-Railway Tavern all that night till turning-out time, and I then went to-the lodging-house, and shortly after went to bed"—I said, "Is there any-barman or barmaid who served you that evening that I can see?"—he-said, "No; they don't know me; it is no good seeing any one of them"—I know the Railway Tavern, Blackfriars Road, and there is a common lodging-house next door but one, No. 75, that was the address of all the witnesses.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-191" type="given" value="GEORGE AUGUSTUS"/>GEORGE AUGUSTUS ROBERTS</persName> </hi>. I am Assistant House Physician at., King's College Hospital—the prosecutrix was brought in at 12.50 a.m on February 12th, suffering from a hysterical fit—she had a bruise behind her right ear—there was a slightly raised red swelling—I should say that it was recent—she had a relapse—I applied restoratives, and in half an hour she was able to leave—she had been drinking, but was not-drunk.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I wish to say that the prosecutrix has committed perjury from the first. I have done eighteen months for her, and only deserved the first six."</p>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-192" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SMITH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner</hi>). I was not this side of the river on the night in question, and I never saw the prosecutrix—I was at the Railway-Tavern, Blackfriars Road, next door but one to 75, a common lodging-house where I was living—I was in and out till closing time 12 o'clock—Hurley was with me the early part of the evening—when there was an accident in Blackfriars Road—I went down in the kitchen of No. 75—About 11.30 I went upstairs to complain to the deputy about some man making a
<hi rend="italic">row</hi>—I don't know whether I went into the public-house again, but I know from 12 till about 12.45 the deputy manager never came down—we were playing at cards—I then went to bed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had not a watch—I fix the time, by the Governor-coming downstairs and saying it was time to go to bed—he comes down. at 1 o'clock for it, and at 2 o'clock he
<hi rend="italic">winds</hi> up the kitchen altogether, and no one is let in except the night porter—I always sell papers at Charing Cross Road—I have not sold a paper for eighteen or nineteen, months—
<hi rend="italic">bar</hi> being in prison I have been a carman—the constable who took me can prove that—I had not the opportunity of being in work through this person always locking mo up—I have had to pawn my clothes to keep myself—in fact I could not move out of the kitchen for three or four days—I didn't drink so very much that nighty about a dozen half pints of ale—I was treated—I don't know who treated me to the last half pint; they were all strangers—I know their faces—I think the night porter treated me for one—some newspaper sellers are good runners, but I can't run at all; my breathing is very bad—that was not my reason for turning down Strand Lane, I never saw it, or the Strand either.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Be-Examined.</hi> I was in and out of the Railway Tavern up to 12—when I was asked about my witnesses I had been told the time of the robbery.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-193" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT THOMPSON</persName> </hi>. I am "deputy" at the Common Lodging-house, 75, Blackfriars Road—the prisoner was there at the time in question, and made a complaint to me about some man he had brought in with him kicking up a
<hi rend="italic">row</hi>—I didn't see him again till about 1 a.m.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not fix the time by a clock.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I go down at 1 o'clock to turn them up to bed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I sit in the passage—I could not see everybody pass in and out; but in this instance the prisoner came up and complained to me about the man.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-194" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HURLEY</persName> </hi>. I am a porter in Smithfield and was with the prisoner between 6 and 7 o'clock on the evening in question, when there was an accident at the corner of Charlotte Street, and a policeman took the prisoner's address as a witness—I saw him again at 9, when the night porter gave him 6d. to pay for a pot of ale—he afterwards went out with a Scotchman to have a drink and returned with a navvy, who had his nose cut—they afterwards played at cards—I watched till 11.15 and then went out to look for my night work, and came back about 12.15—they were still playing at cards in the kitchen—I stopped till 12.40 and then went to bed—the prisoner was sober.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I can't exactly say the time of the accident—the prisoner paid for drinks with the sixpence the night porter gave him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990306-name-195" type="given" value="JACK"/>JACK WARD</persName> </hi>. I am night porter at the lodging house, 75, Blackfriars Road—the prisoner was there the night in question—
<hi rend="italic">me</hi> and
<hi rend="italic">Jack</hi> Hurley had a drink with him at 8.30—I
<hi rend="italic">see</hi> him again about 9.30, when I returned, and about 11.30, when I got up and went on with my work, and I
<hi rend="italic">see</hi> him again just about 1 o'clock.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was sitting down having a game of "crib" in the kitchen with three other men—none of them are here—I can't exactly say the time the prisoner began playing, it was before the public-houses closed—I don't remember saying, "I don't recollect seeing the prisoner there"—I can't say what time it was that he had a
<hi rend="italic">row</hi> with the man—I only had one drink—I gave the prisoner sixpence to pay, and he gave me twopence change—I thought it would save trouble, as he was nearer the bar than I was—when I was cross-examined before the Magistrate, I said that it was shortly before 1 o'clock when I saw the prisoner.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">he prisoner then Pleaded Guilty to a conviction of felony at Clerkeniodl on April 7th 1896. Several convictions of assaulting the police and females were proved against him.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">Thursday.</hi></p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">Friday, and</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, March</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 10
<hi rend="italic">th, and</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1899.
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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