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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>
<p>Vol. CXXX 1898-99</p>
<p>Sess. VII-XII</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, May 8th, 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
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<interp inst="t18990508-name-1" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD RIDLEY</persName> </hi>, one of the Justices of Her Majesty's High Court; Sir
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<interp inst="t18990508-name-2" type="given" value="HENRY EDMUND"/>HENRY EDMUND KNIGHT</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Aldermen of the said City; the Right Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t18990508-name-3" 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="t18990508-name-4" type="given" value="ALFRED JAMES"/>ALFRED JAMES NEWTON</persName> </hi>, Esq., Sir
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<interp inst="t18990508-name-6" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN POUND</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18990508-name-7" type="given" value="WALTER VAUGHAN"/>WALTER VAUGHAN MORGAN</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18990508-name-8" type="given" value="HENRY GEORGE"/>HENRY GEORGE SMALL
<lb/>MAN</persName> </hi>, Esq., and
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<interp inst="t18990508-name-9" type="given" value="JOHN CHARLES"/>JOHN CHARLES BELL</persName> </hi>, Esq., other of the Aldermen of the said City; and Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">FORREST FULTON</hi>, Knt., Q.C., Common Serjeant of the said City; Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990508-name-10" type="given" value="FREDERICK PRAT"/>FREDERICK PRAT ALLISTON</persName> </hi>, Esq., Alderman</p>
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<interp inst="t18990508-name-12" 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. SEVENTH 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, May</hi> 8
<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="t18990508-2-offence-1 t18990508-name-16"/>Annie Ruth Rohan</persName>, having been convicted of felony on June 4th, 1895.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-2-18990508 t18990508-2-punishment-2"/>Three Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, May</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1899.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990508-5-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/> to forging and uttering an order for £10, with intent to defraud, having been convicted at this Court on April 22nd, 1895.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t18990508-name-22" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BROWN</persName> </hi>. I live with my parents at 285, Caulfield Street, Bethnal Green—on Tuesday, April 11th, about 7.30 p.m., I was near Mr. Webb's shop, a dairyman, and saw the prisoner, whom I did not-know</p>
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<p>before, about 2 yards from the window, alone—he said, "Will you go and get 2 penny eggs?" and gave me a half-crown—I went in and gave it to Miss Webb in payment for some eggs—Mr. Webb came in and took the half-crown in his hand and spoke to me I went out, and did not see the man at first, but he came running by the shop, and Mr. Webb followed him—this is the coin—when the prisoner came out of the shop he said, "You come round the corner with me."</p>
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<interp inst="t18990508-name-23" type="given" value="EDITH"/>EDITH WEBB</persName> </hi>. I am the daughter of Robert Webb—on April 11th Brown came in and handed me a coin in payment for some eggs—I showed it to my father.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990508-name-24" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT WEBB</persName> </hi>. I keep a dairy at Three Colt Lane—on the evening of April 11th my daughter called me and showed me a counterfeit half-crown—I questioned Brown, and followed him out of the shop, and saw the prisoner 10 or 12 yards from the shop, just walking away—I followed him, caught hold of him, and asked if he gave the boy a half-crown—he said, "Yes"—I said, "It is bad; you will have to come to the station with me"—I fetched a constable—I gave the coin to the policeman; it is broken now; the Magistrate did that—the prisoner said that he got it at a horse race, and that he sent the boy in while he was talking to a friend—only 2d. was found on him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990508-name-25" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES DOWNESS</persName> </hi> (227
<hi rend="italic">J</hi>). I was on duty, and Mr. Webb brought the prisoner to me, and gave him into my custody for passing a bad coin—he said that he did not know it was bad; he had put a shilling on a horse that morning—when the charge was read he said, "I did give it to him; if it is wrong I have been done myself n—the prisoner's father keeps a small provision shop—they sell eggs there—he said that he met a
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<interp inst="t18990508-name-26" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of coin to Her Majesty's Mint—this half-crown is bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's statement before the Magistrate</hi>; I am a respectable working
<hi rend="italic">chap</hi>, and you take a convicted man as evidence." (
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> When I called after you you were three-parts across the road; not running, but hurrying</p>
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<interp inst="t18990508-name-31" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES MATSAY</persName> </hi> (158
<hi rend="italic">G</hi>). I was called to this post-office, and saw the prisoner; I asked him how he came by the coin; he'said, u I don't know; I attend race-courses to get my living; you don't suppose I should have stayed here if I had not been innocent"—he gave his address at a lodging-house—he was charged and made no reply.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990508-name-32" type="given" value="GEORGE ROBERT"/>GEORGE ROBERT FRENCH</persName> </hi>. I am employed at a post-office, 151, New Kent Road—on April 21st the prisoner came in for a postal order for 7s. and tendered a 5s.—piece, 2 shillings, and a penny—I tested the crown, and told him it was bad—he said that he obtained it from Epsom the previous day—I spoke to the post-master; he broke it, and returned it to the prisoner—I wrote up about it, and on May 3rd I was asked to go to the Police-court; and at the rear I saw 8 persons, and the prisoner was the third; I identified him at once—he made no remark.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I went past the whole row, and put my hand on you and said, "That is the man"—I did not say, "I don't know you."</p>
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<interp inst="t18990508-name-34" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of coin to H.M. Mint—this coin is bad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>: When the lady told me it was counterfeit I said I did not know it; I was sorry for it. I know nothing about the other charge.</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-333-18990508 t18990508-333-punishment-6"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18990508-name-39" type="given" value="ALEXANDER WILLIAM"/>ALEXANDER WILLIAM GRANT</persName> </hi>. I am a medical student, of 2, Vernoan Square, King's Cross Road—on March 9th I was with Mr. Window, just at the back of the hospital—we saw several men, and I received a blow behind my ear; I turned round and saw Mr. Winslow surrounded by a crowd, and saw him knocked down—I felt my watch-chain pulled, and saw the prisoner distinctly striking my friend with his fist—two men were taken in custody, and the prisoner was detained.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990508-name-40" type="given" value="HORACE"/>HORACE CLARK</persName> </hi>. I am a dealer, of Featherstone Place—on March 31st I was near an alley behind Chating, Cross Hospital, and saw Mr. Grant and another gentleman go up the alley, and the prisoner ran up and knocked Mr. Grant down from behind.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see you strike Mr. Winslow.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant 394 E</hi>). On March 31st I was in Bed-fordbury—Mr. Grant called me—I ran up the court and saw Mr. Winslow with 5 men round him, and the prisoner holding his watch-chain—I grap
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You were trying to get Mr. Winslow into a doorway, and some of you were trying to kick him—you did not walk from the other end of the court.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990508-name-42" type="given" value="LYTILETON FRANK FORBES"/>LYTILETON FRANK FORBES WINSLOW</persName> </hi>. I am a medical practitioner at Netley Hospital—I am not in the Army—I was with Mr. Grant—he was struck, and I went to his assistance—I was struck and knocked down—the prisoner struck me—I did not see whether he struck Mr. Grant-somebody made a
<hi rend="italic">grab</hi> at my watch-chain, but did not get it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Some men were up the court singing, but there was no fight.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, in his statement before the Magistrate, said that he got struck in the court and went out at the otlier end, and then went back to find his cap and muffler, and Mr. Winslow gave him in custody.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the Dejence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18990508-name-43" type="surname" value="CUMMINGS"/>
<interp inst="t18990508-name-43" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CUMMINGS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner</hi>). About 10 or 11 on Good Friday night I and a friend and 2 young ladies were in the court—there was a bit of a
<hi rend="italic">row</hi>; I had had a little drop of drink; 1 got struck and fell down, and got up and walked up the court, and saw Mr. Winslow and the other gentleman—I walked back, because I had lost my cap and muffler, and Dr. Winslow said, "I will give this man in charge."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did strike Dr. Winslow, but not Mr. Grant—I was struck first before I struck a blow—it is not true that I had my hands on Dr. Winslow's watch-chain.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990508-name-44" type="given" value="SIDNEY"/>SIDNEY RICHMOND</persName> </hi>. I am a porter—the prisoner was standing at the bottom of this court with me and 2 young ladies—there was a bit of a
<hi rend="italic">row</hi>, and I left him to go up the court, and did not see him again till I was at the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw some blows struck—if a witness says that Cummings was the first to strike, that is an absolute falsehood—I said at the Police-court, "These gentlemen came arm in arm and pushed straight through"—it is not true to say that they were one in front of the other—I have said, "They were inclined to strike him, but did not"—I know that, because they turned round—I said, "The court is very narrow, and the 2 prosecutors could not pass, and were waiting to pass"—it was in St. Martin's Lane, a month or two previously, that they pushed against the prisoner—what happened in the court has nothing to do with what happened afterwards—I know that they were the same gentlemen, because I saw them—they pushed Cummings, and then went on—there were a lot of young fellows drinking beer up the court—they got it from a public-house—the young ladies saw what went on as much as I did—they are not here.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>; All I say is I was struck first, and I struck in self-defence, because I thought he was the gentleman who struck me, and I</p>
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<p>did not snatch his watch at all.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, May</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1899.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder</hi>,</p>
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<interp inst="t18990508-name-52" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN WEBB</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Robert Webb, of 51, Seafas Street, Mile End Road—I was on-the Underground Railway on March 17th, about 1 p.m, going from Whitechapel to Wimbledon—I had a purse in my pocket containing 10s. 6d. in silver and some coppers, and two return tickets to Wimbledon—the prisoner got into the train at Aldgate and sat down close to me; I was sitting by the window, she sat on my right; my purse was in my rightdress pocket—as we were getting into Mark Lane Station I felt the prisoner at my pocket—she got out of the train—I put my hand into my pocket and missed my purse—I jumped out and caught her on the steps—I said, "Madam, you have my purse"—she said, "No, I have not;" and produced another purse—I turned her cape up, and she had my purse in the other hand—I took it from her—she said she had picked it up on the seat.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I was flurried—I should have charged you—I had to leave a little girl in the train who had no money or anything.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990508-name-54" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE SHEARSBY</persName> </hi> (745). I took the prisoner into custody at Mark Lane Station—she made no reply in answer to the charge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "I saw nothing of her."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>: They never gave me a chance. I picked the purse up on the seat.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990508-name-57" type="given" value="MICHAEL"/>MICHAEL DELANEY</persName> </hi>. I am a coffeehouse keeper, of 96, Valence Road—about 10 p.m. on April 17th I was going along Valence Road with James Denis—I saw the prisoner there—I have known him by sight five or six years—there were five oi six men with him—I could recognise three of them—one of them came across to me and touched my pockets, and said some-thing I could not hear—I turned round to him, and the prisoner struck me on the jaw—I was knocked senseless to the ground—my head was cut—I cannot say if from the blow or from the fall—the prisoner and two others got on top of me and rifled my pockets—when I fell Denis stood over me with a stick, and said, "The first one who touches him I will knock down," but in spite of that they rifled my pockets, and took two watches and a locket—I next saw the prisoner on the 20th; I picked him out from ten or twelve others—I was hurt very seriously, and was not able to go to the Police-court at first—I had my head dressed by a doctor—my body was bruised—I was not drunk at the time, I had had a glass or two, and if I had not had some drink I should have made short work of the prisoner—if Denis had not been there I should have been half killed.</p>
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<lb/>on April 17th, about 10 o'clock, I was going along Valence Road with the prosecutor arm-in-arm—I saw the prisoner there—I have known him by sight about 12 years—we had had a couple of glasses each; we were sober—the prisoner came up and touched the prosecutor—I said, "Why don't you go away? What do you want?"—another man came up and also touched the prose
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<hi rend="italic">Police Constable J</hi>). I arrested the prisoner on April 20th in High Street, Whitechapel—I told him it was on suspicion of being concerned, with two others, of assaulting and robbing Michael Delaney of two watches and a locket about a week ago—he said, "I was not round there on that Monday night"—I said, "I did not say any
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<p>said, "I cannot tell you the day"—I took him to the station—the prose
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>; I do not know anything about the robbery; I did not see Mr. Delaney that night.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He then Pleaded Guilty to a conviction on May 4th, 1896; and 3 other convictions were proved against him.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-340-18990508 t18990508-340-punishment-14"/>20 strokes with the Cat.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective, City</hi>). On April 28th the prosecutor made a complaint to me, and on Sunday, the 30th, I accompanied him to Bethnal Green Road and Club Row—I saw the prisoner in the roadway, and at I o'clock he went into the Swan public-house—I followed him with the prose-cutor and Detective Humphreys—the prosecutor went up and touched him, and said, "This is the man who stole my watch and chain last Friday"—I said to the prisoner, "We are police officers; you will be charged with steal
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<hi rend="italic">mug</hi> or a
<hi rend="italic">fool</hi>—this is a representation of a goose (
<hi rend="italic">reading from a letter</hi>) and the crosses are kisses.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990508-name-63" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES ROBINSON</persName> </hi>. I am a tiler, of 39, Amery Place, Kingsland Road—on Friday, April 28th, about 12.30, I was in Lower Thames Street—I heard two men in deep conversation, the prisoner asked me if I wanted to buy a bird—I said "No"—he said it was a very good bird and worth 30s.—I said I did not want it—the other man said, "I have offered him 7s. for it"—the prisoner said the bird could sing "Home, sweet home" to the piano, and that he had kept it in his master's shop, but that it kicked up such a
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> The other man did not ask me to buy the bird for him—you said the bird was worth 30s.—when we were talk
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<p>Cooper, 205, Cheapside"—you said you lived there—I was not going to give you any money—I did not see the bird then, it was fluttering about in the bag—I got home about 6.30—the bird was in the bag from 12.30 to 6.30—I held the bag in my hand; there was some seed in it—when I got home 1 put the bird into a cage and fed it on some white seed—I was not told that it was a Japanese American finch—I was in Club Row on the Sunday-morning, and these birds were being sold for 1s. the pair.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990508-name-64" type="given" value="MARK WILLIAM"/>MARK WILLIAM HOPKINS</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Russel, 37, Fore Street, a pawnbroker—this watch (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) was handed in on April 28th, about 1 o'clock, to the best of my belief, by the prisoner—it was pawned for 10s.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> That is what it is worth; it might fetch 12s. under the hammer.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). This is my watch and chain which I gave to the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, in his defence, said tliat he received tlu watch from the pro
<lb/>secutor, but did not steal it, as the prosecutor lent it to him, and he sent him the paumticket.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">He then Pleaded Guilty to a conviction on September 14th, 1893, in the name of Thomas Taylor, and six other convictions were proved against him.—
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SANDS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18990508-name-71" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HODGES</persName> </hi>, I am a porter in the employment of Charles Clear, draper, of 6, 7 and 8, Norton Folgate—I left the premises at 10.15 p.m. on Saturday, April 29th, I closed the doors—there were no marks on it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have brought the door-posts here—there are marks on them now.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City</hi>), At 4.20 a.m. on May 1st I was in Bishopsgate Street—I saw the three prisoners—I had never seen them before—I kept observation on them for about five minutes in Spital Square; they walked into Primrose Street and turned into Appold Street—I saw them again about 5.20 standing near Messrs. Clears' premises—I sent for two plain-clothes constables.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was fairly light then—I knew it was 4.20 by the public-house clock, which I could see—the public-house was not open—I was in uniform—they were standing still.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WINGATE</hi> (941
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<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> from his pocket, placed it in the door, and leaned forward—Johnson lifted his knee and struck the door—Graham stood on the kerb looking right and left—they started to move away, and a Metropolitan constable came from Spital Square—he overtook them—they stood still, and then returned to the same door, and I saw Wilkinson do the same thing, being</p>
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<p>covered by Johnson, Graham standing on the kerb—they then came towards me and the other officer—we went into the public-house at the corner of Acorn Street—they stood outside a chemist's—Wilkins faced the gate, and placed this
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) in the door, covered by John
<lb/>son, Graham, standing on the kerb—they then moved away, a uni
<lb/>formed constable passed by, and after he had gone they returned to the gate, and made another attempt, and afterwards came over into the public-house door where we were—I went oat to get assistance, and returned with Police Constable Barton to where the prisoners and Clements were—addressing Wilkins, I said, "We are police officers, we are going to arrest you for being suspected persons, attempting to break and enter two different premises and also having housebreaking implements on you by night"—they made no answer—Barton took Wilkins, and we took the other prisoners—Wilkins withdrew his right hand from his overcoat pocket, exposing this
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi>—it was taken from him—at the station I found this piece of coal on him amongst other things—in answer to the charge he said, "I have only just met the other two"—the coal is thieves' luck—Wilkins and Johnson gave false names, and said they had no fixed abode—Graham refused his address—I have examined the doors of 6, 7," and 8, Norton Folgate, and there are marks corresponding with this
<hi rend="italic">jemmy.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have reasons for knowing that Wilkins' right name is not Wilkins—there is a person in Court supposed to be his father—I have not asked him his name—Wilkins had a very bad accident last January; he was shot in the neck,—I believe—I believe he was a month in the hospital—I do not think he has got his full muscular power; I think his left arm is much weaker than his right—this door is as strong as the majority of revolving shutter doors—this took place between the changing of day and night officers—no other plain-clothes men would be out—I had reasons for being in thit street—a man could easily open that shutter without being seen—a constable passes about every 15 minutes—I should say it would have been very difficult for an ordinary passer-by to observe anything happening at all at that door—I could not see the
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> then—I said I did not know that it was a
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi>, I saw it was a tool of some description—Wilkins was apparently carrying it half up his sleeve and half in his pocket, and when he withdrew his hand from his pocket it left more than could be concealed by his pocket—he could not take his hand out without exposing the
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> It would be difficult for a passer-by to see what was going on at the door, because his right hand was so close behind his back, and the other man was covering—I knew Wilkins under the name of Long.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City</hi>). I was in Bishopsgate Street on the morning of May 1st with the last witness—I saw the three prisoners outside 6, 7, and 8, Norton Folgate—Wilkins had got his right hand behind his back, and with this
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> was attempting to force the door—Johnson was striking the door with his knee, Graham was standing on the kerb looking to left and right--a metropolitan constable going off night duty was going round Spital Square—Graham said something to the others, andthey walked</p>
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<p>away towards White Lion Street—the prisoners came back and repeated same thing—we were in a doorway at the corner of Skinner Street—they got disturbed by somebody, and they walked towards Bishopsgate Street—Wilkins went to the gateway of 89, a chemist, and applied the tool to the gate—Johnson shoved the gate, and Graham stood looking out—they were interrupted by another constable, and they walked away—Graham followed the constable into Skinner Street, and then returned to the others and spoke to them, and they went to the gate again and did the same things again—they were disturbed and walked across to the public-house where we were—the last witness spoke to them—Wilkins said, "I have only just seen these two"—the others said nothing—they were taken to the station—I have not examined the door.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The door has two locks on it—I should not like to have to break it open in half an hour—I think you could tell that there were two locks on it from the outside—we were 50 or 60 yards off—I know Wilkins; I do not think that is his real name—I have known him as John Long—he has never been convicted before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for Wilkins' Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LONG</hi>. I am a tailor, of 8, Blossom Street, White Lion Street, Norton Folgate—Wilkins is my son—he had been working for me since he left school up to his accident—he has always been a good son—I know nothing wrong of him—he is married; he does not live with me—he was shot in the throat, and the bullet was taken out of the back and caused paralysis—that was in January in a
<hi rend="italic">row</hi> in the streets.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990508-342-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHNSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">then Pleaded Guilty to a conviction of felony on March 2nd, 1896, and 3 other convictions were proved against him.</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILKINS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">or</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONG</hi>
<hi rend="italic">had been shot by another thief in a "row" over the division of the proceeds of a robbery, but he had never been convicted.</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHNSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, May</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1899.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BYRON</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">After the commencemeut of the case the prisoner stated that he wished to Plead Guilty, upon which the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">found him</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. O'CONNOR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MRS. WYATT</hi>. I am the prisoner's wife—he was not out on April 7th—I think it was Thursday or Friday—he was arrested on the 13th—he came home between 3 and 4 on the 7th—he stopped in all the evening—he goes about selling—we had tea at 7 o'clock.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He sells books and papers—he goes out with a cigarette box—he works at all sorts of things—he pleases himself as to what time he goes out in the morning—he does not always come home at 5—I do not say he is a labourer—he is never out after 7—before he was arrested he said, "I am going round the corner and won t be a minute," and the poor fellow had not been gone a quarter of an hour when he came along with the police—I asked what was the matter, and they said he was
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<hi rend="italic">About fourteen convictions for workhouse offences were proved against him.—
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<interp inst="t18990508-name-86" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH TAYLOR</persName> </hi>. I am a cellarman, of 80, Salmon's Lane—on April 23rd, about 12.30 p.m., I was in Green Street, Ease End, on my way home—it is close to Ratcliff—three men followed me—one seized me by my neck, one put his knee in my back, and one took my coppers—I had six-pence—I had also my week's wages, but my wife screamed and the men ran off—I ran after them, and did not lose sight of the prisoners till I gave them in charge as they were crossing towards Stepney Station—they ran side by side into Commercial Road—one got away; policeman caught the other two.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990508-name-87" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE TAYLOR</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Joseph Taylor, of 80, Salmon's Lane—on April 23rd I was walking home with him near Green Street—one man took hold of him, another pulled him down, and another shoved me away on the other side of the road—one put his hand in his trousers' pocket and took out some coppers—they ran away—I followed them with my husband—we did not lose sight of them—the prisoners are two of the men—the third man got away—I saw the prisoners taken into custody in Commercial Road.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner Corser.</hi> I was not the worse for drink—I ran after the prisoners about 100 yards.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990508-name-88" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY LAFORT</persName> </hi> (412
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). On the morning of April 23rd I was on duty in the Commercial Road, near Stepney Station—in consequence of a communication J oseph Taylor made to me, I followed three men, with 397
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>, for 50 yards, and got in front of the prisoners—they were walking fast—I told them the charge—they said. "All right, we will go to the station"—I took them to Arbour Square Police-station—they were charged, and made no reply—Mrs. Taylor followed about 6 yards behind—the prisoners were searched at the station—3 shillings and 11 pence were found on Corser, and 6d. and a penny on Allpress—the prosecutor and his wife were sober—I have no doubt the prisoners are the men.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Corser</hi>, Mrs. Taylor was very excited at the station.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990508-name-89" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR WEAL</persName> </hi> (397
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). I was with Lafort in the Commercial Road—in consequence of the prosecutors' complaint I followed and arrested a third man on the opposite side of the road—the prisoners were taken to the station and charged with robbery on the prosecutor—the prosecutor seemed sober.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Allpress, in his defence, stated that he was not there, and knew nothing about it. He produced two written characters, one being a discharge from the Marines. Corser, in his defence, stated that the prosecutors were drunk, that Mrs. Taylor had to be turned out of the station, and they had made a mistake in the men whom they had seen running away.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, May</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1899.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Ridley.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">X.</hi>) About 5.15 p.m. on April 26th I was in Portland Road, Notting Hill—I saw a light two-wheeled spring cart turn out of Clarendon Road into Portland Road—the prisoner was driving it alone—the horse was galloping—I should say he was going about 16 miles an hour—there is a slight decline from Clarendon Road down to the corner—as he was coming down I went into the roadway, and put up my hands and said, "Stop; you are going too fast"—I was about a yard from the pavement—he did not slacken his pace at all—he passed round the corner by a baker's shop at 11 galloping—I followed—I saw a child playing with a mail-cart or a box on wheels in the road about a yard from the pavement—it was caught by the near side wheel, which passed over it—the prisoner's horse was still galloping—I shouted at the top of my voice, and I blew my whistle; he eased up directly he had run over the
<hi rend="italic">pram</hi> from a gallop to a trot—he looked round and let the reins fall on the horse's back, which went on at a very fast trot—I ran after him and shouted—he went about 100 yards after he had run over the child before he stopped—there were several people in the road-way—he stopped in front of Colley's shop—I went up to him and asked him to get down—I saw he was drunk—I said "You have run over a child, and I shall take you to the station for being drunk and furiously driving"—he said, "Oh! all right, I will go quietly"—before that I had given instructions to another constable to take the child to the West London Hospital at once—at the station the prisoner said, "I want to see a doctor"—the inspector told him he would have to pay 3s. 6d. for a doctor—he said, "Do you say I am drunk?"—the in
<lb/>spector said, "Yes"—then the prisoner said, "Yes, I must be drunk,"—he did not see a doctor.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He was about 80 yards away when I first saw him—I kept my hands up and tried to stop him till he was within 50 or 60 yards—he was going at a furious pace when I first saw him—I did not see the horse trip—there was no other traffic there—the street there is about 34 ft. vide—the prisoner turned the corner quite safely—he was in the middle of the road—I first saw that he was drunk when he got out of the cart—he was not examined at the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> When the inspector said he was drunk the prisoner said, "Well, if you say I am drunk, I must be," or something like that—he could have got past the child without running over it—the distance down the Portland Road is about 77 yards to the baker's shop—I could see both ways; I was standing at the corner.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990508-name-97" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA LUNNON</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Edwin George Lunnon, of 128,</p>
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<p>Portland Road—I am the mother of the little boy who met with this accident—he was 6 years old last January—on the afternoon of the acci
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<lb/>cart</hi>—I heard some shouting in the street, and when I got to the front door I was called, and was told my little boy was run over—he was taken to the hospital, where he died the following morning.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990508-name-98" type="given" value="GEORGE FREDERICK"/>GEORGE FREDERICK BRIGGS</persName> </hi> I am house-surgeon at the West London Hospital—the deceased was brought there about 5.30 on April 26th, com
<lb/>plaining of a pain in his stomach—I did not notice any external mark then—about 10 o'clock that night he became very much worse and an operation was performed—I was present—it was found then that the stomach was ruptured—it was sewn up, and he improved for a time, bat about 4 o'clock the next morning he became worse, and died at 7.35 a.m.—I made a
<hi rend="italic">post
<lb/>mortem</hi> examination, and found that there was a rupture of the front wall of the stomach about 3 inches long, and a quantity of blood round the left kidney—the cause of death was the shock following the rupture of the stomach—a mark was noticed across the stomach at the time of the operation; it might have been produced by a wheel—the wheel of a cart passing over him in that place might rupture the stomach.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I cannot say if the wheel had gone over the stomach rapidly or slowly—if it had gone slowly there would have been more pres
<lb/>sure on the stomach—the pressure was very severe.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> To a child of that age the wheel of a tradesman's cart going over it would always be severe, whatever pace it was going.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990508-name-99" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES CORRIGAN</persName> </hi>. I am 15 years old, and live at 123, Portland Road—about 5.30 on April 26th I was in Heathfield Street, in the middle of the road—I saw a cart coming down the Portland Road from Clarendon Road very fast; the horse was galloping—the prisoner was driving—he was in the middle of the road—I saw a policeman put his hand up and tell the prisoner to stop—he did not stop—the cart went round the corner, and I heard a crash of wood—I ran round the corner, and I saw the cart just after it had run over somebody—I saw the policeman run
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see the horse stumble—I did not see the prisoner pulling at the reins; he had them in his hands—I did not see him run over the boy.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990508-name-100" type="given" value="MINA"/>MINA DIXON</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Alfred Dixon, of 75, Peel Street, Kensington—about 5 o'clock on April 26th I was standing in Portland Road, Notting Hill, between the lamp-post and the barber's shop—I saw the little boy picking up stones and putting them into his little cart—he was about a yard from the kerb—I saw a horse galloping round the corner—he ran over the little cart, and then over the child's stomach—when the horse was galloping I heard a policeman running behind and shouting to him to stop, just before he had run over the child—after that I shouted out, "Stop! You have killed him!"—he took no notice; he took the whip and slashed the horse—he had not whipped it before—I saw him stop at the butcher's—he was brought back—I saw him get out of the cart—the policeman asked his name—he did not give it at first—</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner did not seem to be drank—he got out of the cart without assistance; no one held him up—he was holding the shafts with his hands—I did not see him go away—I saw the policeman take hold of his arm—I saw him for about 10 minutes—I was close by him—there were some people in front of me, I could only see his head—his voice did not appear to be thick—when he came round the corner he was go ng as hard as ever he could; as he came round, the cart seemed to heave up on one wheel—I saw him slash the horse—I did not see any
<lb/>body run to the horse, or get in front of it—the horse was panting and perspiring—it looked as if it was very much exhausted.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990508-name-101" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH JENNER</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Henry Jenner, of 193, Portland Road—on April 26th, about 5.30, I was on the pavement about 4 doors from my own house—I saw a cart coming from Clarendon Road as fast as the horse could go—I saw him turn the corner, and heard the crash of the wooden cart—I saw two people pick up the child; I did not see the cart go over the baby—I saw it go on afterwards—the prisoner picked up his whip and slashed the horse—I heard the constable blowing his whistle—the prisoner was very drunk.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner was staggering?—I did not see him get out of the cart—I saw him standing by it——he had the appearance of drink; he smelt of drink, and he looked very red—if I saw a man driving a horse very fast I should not think he was very drunk—I cannot say how many times he used his whip—the horse was not going straight, he was going zigzag.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990508-name-102" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BUCKLER</persName> </hi>. I live at 108, Portland Road—on this day I was standing at my door—I heard shouting and a policeman's whistle—I saw a cart coming towards me; the horse was galloping—I saw it collide with a mail-cart—then the prisoner urged his horse on with the reins and whip—I took the child to the West London Hospital in a cab—I saw the pri
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see the prisoner get out of the cart—I did not see the cart stop—the prisoner was bending down in the cart with the whip in one hand and the reins in the other, beating the horse—he was going 12 or 14 miles an hour—I did not see him oonae round the corner—his walk and general manner made me think he was drunk—my attention was occupied by the child—I did not speak to the prisoner.</p>
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<lb/>land Road—about 5.30 on April 26th I was at my front door—I saw a cart coming down the road—the prisoner was driving very fast, and he whipped his horse to go faster—my husband gave chase, but he had not gone very far when he was stopped at Mr. Colley'a, the butcher—I saw the mail-cart broken in the road—it was run over before I saw the prisoner.</p>
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<p>Mr. Colley's shop—I did not go in front of him—he was going be
<lb/>tween 12 and 14 miles an hour; that was after he had run over the child—I saw him get down and taken to the station—he was drunk.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He did not pull up at once when I called out; he stopped in about 10 or 11 yards—he turned the horse round and went back in the direction of the police—he had the reins in his hands—he had a whip in his hand when I saw him—I saw him flogging his horse—he was going as fast as he could—I did not see him run over the child.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990508-name-105" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BAKER</persName> </hi>. I was in Mr. Colley's shop in Portland Road at the corner of Clarendon Place on April 26th, when the prisoner drove up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw him stop; he pulled up of his own accord—he turned round and went back—I did not see him till he pulled up—he was driving on the near side.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Inspector</hi>). I was at the Police-station when the prisoner was brought in on April 26th—he was drunk—the constable charged him with being drunk and furiously driving—he asked to see a doctor—I told him he could have one if he paid 3s. 6d. for the fee—he said, "Do you say that I am drunk?"—I said, "Yes"—he said, "If you say that I am drunk, then I must be"—I was satisfied that he was drunk; if I had not been I should not have taken the charge—at 10 o'clock the following morning I saw him at the West London Police-court—I told him that the child had died, and he was charged with manslaughter—he made no reply.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He was searched at the station; he had no money on him—we do not take everything away from prisoners; we take knives or matches.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. He was not insensibly drunk; if he had been I should have called a doctor to say if he was in a fit state to be put into the cell; he was staggering; he smelt strongly of drink, and his speech was very thick—he was quite incapable of taking charge of a horse.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALBERT READ</hi> (17)</persName>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CLEMMENS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">READ</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-349-18990508 t18990508-349-punishment-24"/>Nine Months' Hard Labour</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, May</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1899.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18990508-name-119" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HAMILTON</persName> </hi>. I am a cycle repairer, of 61, Alice Road, Mile End—on Sunday, April 30th, I was in Cygnet Street, looking at some men gambling in the street with dice—I turned round suddenly and found the prisoner's hand in my waistcoat pocket, where I had 1 1s. 6d., and saw some silver in the prisoner's hand—I counted my money and found I was 5s. short—I said, "Here, old fellow, you haye got my money"—he said nothing; I asked him a second time, and he knocked me off my balance, but I did not fall—9 or 10 others came and kicked me and punched me—I was pulled out of the crowd, went to the station, got a detective, went with him down Slater Street, saw the prisoner in a crowd of 50 people, and the detective arrested him—he denied attacking me at the time, but at Worship Street, when I had finished my evidence, he said that he only took a half-crown from me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner here stated that he would Plead Guilty to larceny.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of larceny only</hi> </rs>.—He then Pleaded Guilty t to a conviction at Worship Street on December 2nd, 1898; and three other convictions were proved against him.—
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">floor</hi>, and 4 or 5 of them were on me, robbing me—the prisoners are two of them—Funnel 1 put his knee in my stomach, and another, I do not know which, put his hand in my pocket—Willmore put his hand in one pocket and took out 8s.—I twisted his hand and tried to get up, and shouted, "Murder!" and "Police!"—my finger was bleeding—I put my silk handkerchief round it, and that went and my hat too—I spoke to two policemen, and one went with me and the other the other way, and I saw both the prisoners at the corner—they ran away when they saw the policemen—on the next evening I was called to the Police-station—there were a lot of men there, and 1 identified the prisoners because I had seen one of them in the street before; and he had the
<hi rend="italic">cheek</hi> to say to a friend, pointing to me, "I won't have any more luck now that
<hi rend="italic">cock-eyed</hi> fellow has gone by"—on the Thursday I was called again to the station, and picked out the other prisoner.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Funnell.</hi> You are the man who put your knee on my stomach, and Willmore is the man who robbed mo—he had the money in his hand.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990508-name-124" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE CORNISH</persName> </hi> (377
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). On April 19th I was in Brick Lane, and saw Funnel—I said that he answered the description of a man wanted for assault and robbery, and I should take him on suspicion—he said, "Give us a chance; I was in the lodging-bouse, and did not come out till I a.m."—the lodging-house is 60 or 70 yards off—I took him to the station—he was placed with 6 or 7 other men, and the prosecutor said, "That is the man"—it was about 9.45 when the prosecutor came to the station and complained, but he had void me in Commercial Street, about 9.15 or 9.20, that he had been robbed—I was in Thrawl Street on the 20th, and saw Willmore outside a public-house, and said that I should arrest him on suspicion of stealing, and robbing a man in Tbrawl Street on Tuesday night—he said, "On Tuesday night?"—next morning he was placed with 7 men, and the prosecutor identified him and said, "That is the man who took my money"—Willmore made no answer to that.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Willmore.</hi> 1 I did not arrest you on the Tuesday when I saw you, because I was not aware you were wanted, but when I «aw you again I arrested you.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I saw Willmore about 12 o'clock on the Tuesday—I had arrested Funnel, and he asked me to get him something to eat—I went to the lodging-house to get it, and saw Willmore there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Funnel produced a written defence, stating that he was not out of the kitchen from 8.30 till 12 o'clock; that he was the victim of others, having got into bad company, and should be glad to get away from them and go to sea.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">He then Pleaded Guilty to a conviction at Clerkenwell on December 7th, 1897, and four other convictions were proved against him, some of which were for robbery from the person.—
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<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARBURTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RANDOLPH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18990508-name-127" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH PARTRIDGE</persName> </hi>. I assist Mr. Orchard, the manager at the Army and Navy Stores, and am employed to watch people—on April 19th, about 3.30, I saw the prisoner take two books and conceal them under her cloak—I followed her downstairs into the stationery department, first floor, where she went into a recess and put the books into a string bag—I followed her to the tobacco department, ground floor, where she took a cigarette-case into her hand, and her hand went under her cloak—I spoke to Mr. Tasker, the assistant, who stopped her as she left.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> She was stopped as she was going out at the outside door.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990508-name-128" type="given" value="HERBERT"/>HERBERT TASKER</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Orchard—on April 19th, about 3.30, the last witness pointed out the prisoner to me in the tobacco department, and I saw her take a cigarette-case and put it under her cloak—she attempted to leave the place—I stopped her on the steps out-</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There is a clock outside.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990508-name-130" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ORCHARD</persName> </hi>. I am employed at the Army and Navy Stores—I was there when the prisoner was brought in, carrying a bag—I said, "Are you a member of the Stores?"—she said, "No, I am not"—I asked her to empty the things on the table, and said, "Show me the bill for these things"
<lb/>—she said, "No; I can't"—she took these two match-boxes from her packet and said, "I have paid for these, but not for the others; I took the things to show to a lady, and if she liked them I was coming back to pay for the lot"—they are worth 30s.—she said that she had just come from Australia—I said, "Where did you sleep last night?"—she said, "46, Waterloo Road"—she afterwards said that that was a false address, but I found it was the true one.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> She did not say, "I know I have done wrong; I ought to have gone to the office and got the ticket number"—she had come from Australia on the previous Sunday—she had bought an ink bottle and paid for it without being a member; she said that she threw tho bill away, she had taken it to show to a man and ask him the price, which was 11 1/2 d., and the counter-man wrote her a number—people look at things and go to the counter-man, and have an account made out and pay it to me—the prisoner was still in the department.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990508-name-131" type="given" value="LEONARD"/>LEONARD MATHEWS</persName> </hi> (242
<hi rend="italic">A</hi>). About 4.30 on April 19th I took the prisoner in custody—going to the station, she said, "I admit I took the things; I was going to pay for them"—I found a parse on her with more than £2 in it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, in her defence, stated that her right name was Walpole, that her father was a clerk in a bank in Ireland; thai she arrived from Australia on the previous Saturday, and went to the stores on the Monday, and bought an ink-bottle, and not being a-ticket holder or a shareholder, the man gave her a ticket without a number, and she went and paid; that she wanted some other things, and did not deny taking them, but did not conceal them in any way; that the prices were marked except one, which a boy said was 4 1/2 d.; that she wanted the cigarette-case for a lady, and she took it to show to her; that she had more than £2 in her purse; that her uncle was a mem
<lb/>ber of the Stores, but she was not aware whether he was so still, and her aunt had been a shareholder; that she was going into the office to get her uncle's number, but went outside to look at the clock.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18990508-name-132" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH PARTRIDGE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I saw her take the cigarette-case from the table—I had her under observation all the time—a little boy who minds that table was standing there—I cannot say whether she spoke to him or not.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RANDOLPH</hi>. I have never mentioned the silver cigarette-case till this moment, because she did not take it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">H. TASKER</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>), I saw her take the cigarette-case from the table—she did not open it—before she took it up the boy's attention was taken off, and then she picked it up and put it under her cloak.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have never suggested before that she waited till the boy looked the other way—I was never asked before.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Strongly recommended to mercy by the</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">The officer stated that she had communicated with her friends, but had heard nothing.---
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, May</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1899.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CXXVIII</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">page</hi> 868).—
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<hi rend="italic">Plummer received a good character.—
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<hi rend="italic">Other Counts</hi> for larceny and receiving.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAWLESS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Spinks</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HILLARY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">For Smith, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ELLIOTT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for Hoye.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">G</hi>). On April 7th, acting on instructions of my superior officers, I obtained employment of Thomas Borthwick and Sons, of 367, Central Meat Market, as meat porter—I wore a butcher's blue smock—I watched Fowler, who was employed there—at 7.30 a.m. I saw him take down the carcases of 3 sheep and 2 lambs, remove the covers, and hang them by the side of the scales in another part of the premises—he did not weigh them—I watched him till 9 a.m., when Smith and Spinks came in—I was right behind Fowler—he said, "Here you are," and placed one sheep and two lambs on Spinks's shoulder, and two sheep on Smith's shoulder—they carried them up the avenue of the market, Fowler not making any entry in his book—I went out through another</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAWLESS</hi>. I went to the meat market on the Thursday before Good Friday—I represented myself to have come from Birmingham—I looked very queer, and one man gave me 2d. and another Id.—I did not know much about the custom of the trade at the time—I was about two yards behind the prisoners when Spinks came in—I did not hear Spinks say to Fowler, "Have you anything for me to
<lb/>day for Hoye?"</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HILLARY</hi>. Smith simply let them put the sheep on his shoulder—I believe he worked for them as a meat-carrier.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Spinks and Smith were inside the shop when Fowler said, "Here you are"—I was not many yards away, right at the back.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). I was employed with other officers to watch the men at Borthwick's shop on April 7th—I saw Smith and Spinks carrying three sheep and two lambs in West Smithfield to a van—in the presence of Thomas and another officer I said to them, u Those sheep are stolen"—the officers conveyed them and the sheep to Snow Hill Police-station—I said to Spinks at the station, "Who sent you for those sheep?"—he said, "My partner, Hoye"—then I went to the market and said to Hoye, "Smith and Spinks are in custody for stealing three sheep and two lambs; Spinks alleges that you told him to go Mr. Borth wick's shop for them"—Hoye said, "I know nothing at all about it"—I said, "You will have to come to Snow Hill Police-station"—at the station Spinks said to Hoye, "You sent me for those sheep and lambs"—Hoye said, "Yes; I did send you for something;" or, "I told you to go for something."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAWLESS</hi>, I saw the carcases put on the van before I spoke to the prisoners—what I said before the Magistrate is cor
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HILLARY</hi>. I only know Smith as a licensed meat-carrier.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990508-name-145" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES SMITH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). I went to Mr. Borthwick's shop after I had seen the sheep put in the van, and took charge of Fowler's and the clerk's books—there was no entry of the three sheep or the two lambs.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18990508-name-146" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18990508-name-146" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED LANDRIDGE</persName> </hi> (243
<hi rend="italic">G</hi>). I saw Smith and Spinks carrying sheep and lambs to Sayers's van—I was in plain clothes—I told Spinks I was a police officer, and asked him where he got those sheep and lambs from, and I told him I should take him into custody for being concerned, with others, iu stealing from Mr. Borthwick's shop—he made no reply—he seemed dazed—on the way to Snow Hill I asked him for his book—he gave me this book, and said, "What I have done I have done acting under the nstructions of Hoye"—I looked through the book and said, "I have</p>
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<p>looked through the book for any entry, and I cannot find one"—he said, No, I have not made any"—when charged he made no reply.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAWLESS</hi>. Denning spoke to Smith and Spinks first.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HILLARY</hi>. As far as I know, Spinks had no connection with Smith except as a porter.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990508-name-147" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990508-name-147" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990508-name-147" type="surname" value="ADAMS"/>
<interp inst="t18990508-name-147" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ADAMS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). I kept observation on Mr. Borth
<lb/>wick's premises—I arrested Smith—I told him I was a police officer, and he would be charged with being concerned, with others, in stealing three sheep and two lambs—he said, "I know nothing at all about them; I only went with Spinks to assist him in carrying them out"—I have known Smith casually as a porter for anybody who would employ him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990508-name-148" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990508-name-148" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18990508-name-148" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS SIMONS</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk to Mr. Borthwick, a meat salesman—Fowler was the scalesman—his duty was to weigh the meat purchased by the customers, and to enter it in a book when delivered with the pur
<lb/>chaser's name and the weight—I copy the entry from his book—there is no entry—I never saw Spinks, Smith or Hoye.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAWLESS</hi>. A purchase might be entered before it is called for.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990508-name-149" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990508-name-149" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990508-name-149" type="surname" value="SAYERS"/>
<interp inst="t18990508-name-149" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SAYERS</persName> </hi>. I am a meat-carrier—three sheep and two lambs were put into my van on April 7th—I know nothing about them—I know Hoye as a meat-carrier—he has a butcher's shop near Rotherhithe—I allow him to use my cart, not to his shop, but to railway stations—I have no objection to his using it for meat for his shop; I have sent it sometimes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAWLESS</hi>. I have known Spinks four or five years or more—he is a packer—I have known Hoye a long while—I have known them as carriers only.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HILLARY</hi>. I have employed Smith—he is generally known in the meat market as of good character, so far as I know.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ELLIOTT</hi>. I have known Hoye 16 or 18 years as being employed by Chandler and Hickman, of the meat market, as a salesman—he has also carried for me to suburban butchers.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990508-name-150" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990508-name-150" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990508-name-150" type="surname" value="PILE"/>
<interp inst="t18990508-name-150" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PILE</persName> </hi>. I am the manager of the Lock and Key public-house, West Smithfield—I have seen the prisoners, not with Fowler, only at the Guildhall—I have seen Hoye and Spinks together on several occasions in the Lock and Key, or outside—I have seen Smith with Hoye and Spinks having a drink—I have delivered telegrams for Hoye to Spinka—I thought he was Hoye till I saw Denning—I have delivered other tele
<lb/>grams for Hoye to carriers sometimes and to Smith several times.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAWLESS</hi>. I have hundreds of carriers and porters coming to the house—I knew Spinks and Hoye were partners as carriers.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HILLARY</hi>. I would give letters to anyone I could trust for Hoye.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990508-name-151" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990508-name-151" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990508-name-151" type="surname" value="FOWLER"/>
<interp inst="t18990508-name-151" type="given" value="PERCY"/>PERCY FOWLER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner</hi>). I have admitted attempting to steal three sheep and two lambs on April 7th—I had arranged on the Monday or Tues
<lb/>day with Spinks and Hoye, at their stand outside the market, where they were to receive them—I was to get £2 out of it—this was the first time I so arranged or knew of it—I do not know who arranged it; I think we</p>
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<p>were all three equal—the value of the carcases was £4—I said £5 before the Magistrate—Hoye suggested the £2.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAWLESS</hi>. I have known Spinks some consider
<lb/>able time in the market—he was a respectable man—he was in partner
<lb/>ship with Hoye as a meat-carrier—I did not suggest the theft—I pleaded guilty as soon as I was charged, because I knew I was guilty—I did not say I was innocent—I pleaded guilty when the officer came to see me at Holloway—I reserved my defence—I have been in Mr. Borthwick's em
<lb/>ployment three years—before that I was with Mr. Miller, at Wandsworth; and before that with Mr. Thomas Randall, a butcher, in Thames Street—I left of my own accord—I was dismissed for stealing £100, in goods—I embezzled it—I promised to pay it back out of money I was coming into—I had no reference from Mr. Randal?—I referred to a butcher of Wood Green, Mr. Randall—that was a Mr. Donnington—I was with Donnington five months—he went for my reference after I was engaged, and Mr. Randall said he could not give me one, but Mr. Donnington kept me on—then I went to Mr. Borthwick.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ELLIOTT</hi>. I do not say that Hoye proposed the stealing, but we were all three talking together.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Hoye, by his Counsel's advice, stated that he would Plead Guilty.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Spinks, in his defence, stated that when he carried meat for Hoye it was not booked, because the vans were their own; that other goods were entered because the carriage was paid; that when he went into Mr. Borthwicks shop on April 7th he said, "Is there anything for met" and Fowler said, "Yes, here you are"; that he then said, "Anything for Hoye?" having been told that there would be something.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Spinks and Hoye received good characters.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SPINKS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HOYE</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18990508-360-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18990508-360-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="withRecommendation"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18990508-360-punishment-35" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18990508-360-punishment-35" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def4-360-18990508 t18990508-360-punishment-35"/>Eight Months' Hard Labour each.</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SMITH</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t18990508-360-verdict-3" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t18990508-360-verdict-3" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t18990508-360-verdict-3" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">FOWLER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18990508-360-punishment-36" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18990508-360-punishment-36" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18990508-360-punishment-36" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-360-18990508 t18990508-360-punishment-36"/>Twenty Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, May</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1899.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before M., Justice Ridley.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES LAKE</hi> (39)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18990508-361-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18990508-361-offence-1 t18990508-name-153"/>Louisa Bray</persName>, a girl under the age of 13.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BIHON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAWLESS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">of indecent assault</hi>.</rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ADAM KLEIN</hi> (31)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18990508-362-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="breakingPeace"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18990508-362-offence-1 t18990508-name-155"/>Frederick Karl</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STIWART</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DAVIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CANCALLOR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18990508-name-156" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BAKER</persName> </hi>. I am a laundry porter, of 70, New Compton Street, Soho—I know the prisoner, and know the prosecutor as
<hi rend="italic">Fritz</hi>—on March 18th I was in the Admiral Duncan public-home; soon, after 9 p.m. the prisoner came in; I think he was with a woman—he asked me if I had seen
<hi rend="italic">Fritz</hi>—I said, "No, do you want him?"—he said, "Yes, I mean to do him</p>
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<p>some mischief to-night"—he seemed as if he had been drinking; he seemed excited—he then went out with the woman—I know Mrs. O'Leary, the wife of a man who was undergoing a term of imprisonment—he has finished his term now—she was living with the prisoner as his wife—after the pri
<lb/>soner and the woman had gone out,
<hi rend="italic">Fritz</hi>, the prosecutor, came in—I spoke to him; Mrs. O'Leary came back with him—I left the house, and returned about 10 minutes later—
<hi rend="italic">Fritz</hi> and the woman had gone—the prisoner had gone about a quarter of an hour then—I have been to see
<hi rend="italic">Fritz</hi> in the hospital—the woman was there once when I got there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prosecutor was not a friend of mine—I went to see him at the hospital because he had no one else to go—Mrs. O'Leary is not a friend of mine—when I went to the hospital I talked to
<hi rend="italic">Fritz</hi> about the remark the prisoner had made—Mrs. O'Leary was present then.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18990508-name-157" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990508-name-157" type="surname" value="KARL"/>
<interp inst="t18990508-name-157" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK KARL</persName> </hi>. I am a German; I understand English—on January 18th I was living at 1, St. Ann's Court, Soho—on that day I went to the Admiral Duncan in the evening—I saw Mr. Baker there—the prisoner was not there—I did not see Mrs. O'Leary there—I know her; she lives in the same house as I do; she did my washing for me—she and the prisoner were living as wife and husband—I returned home and went upstairs—Mrs. O'Leary was at the door—she said my washing was done, and asked me into the room—immediately afterwards a quarrel arose between me and the prisoner in German—he called me some beautiful words—he said, "I am going to get rid of this woman who has been living with me"—I did not see Mrs. O'Leary there then—I said, "I have enough to do to look after my ownself, withouttroublingaboutyour business"—he said, "Youare sticking up for her, and you have no reason to do so"—he came at me and struck me on my right arm with his hand—I fell backward on the floor—he was on the top of me—the candle was knocked over and went out, and we were left struggling in the dark—I felt a kind of a stick in my right eye—I do not remember anything else—I became unconscious, and was taken down below to the landlady's room—I was taken to the Middlesex Hospital—I had a wound on my hand on both sides, one on my left cheek, the left part of my nose, and on my forehead, and two stabs on my upper and lower eyelid—my eye was lost entirely—my left eye is very weak now—I remained in the hospital till April 3rd, and I have to go back as soon as this case is settled.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I remember Mrs. Blackman, the landlady, coming up
<lb/>stairs just when I was stabbed—she asked me who had done it, and as I was nearly unconscious, I said both of them had done it; I was referring to Mr. and Mrs. Klein, but I did not mean it—I came in a little after 11 o'clock; between 9 and 11 I had been out—I might have been into several public-houses, but I was quite sober—a friend of mine, Mr. Glcighauser, paid me some money that evening—I did not take Mrs. O'Leary out and have a drink—I did not return to the house with her—I thought she was my foreman's wife, and I always respected her as such—I did not try to get into the room; it was open—Mrs. O'Leary did not keep me out—I did not go upstairs to my room and fetch a heavy belt; I have not got one—when I came home I was going up to my room: it is a few steps higher than the prisoner's—when I went into the room Mrs. O'Leary went out—she did not say, "You are not to fight the old man; you are to fight me"—I went upstairs,</p>
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<p>and when I came down she asked me in, and said, "Don't have any
<hi rend="italic">rows</hi>, "let me have one Saturday night in peace"—she did come at me with her fist, I own to it—I did not hit her back—when I got this stab I only saw the prisoner on top of me—I swear that nobody was in the room
<lb/>—then Mrs. O'Leary came in and called for help, and the landlady came up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Mrs. O'Leary was not in the room when I was stabbed—we were in the dark for at least twenty minutes before I felt the stab in my eye—the candlestick was knocked over in the struggle—the man is too big for me—we were nearly half an hour in the dark.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18990508-name-158" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t18990508-name-158" type="given" value="MARGARET"/>MARGARET BLACKMAN</persName> </hi>. My son is the landlord at St. Ann's Court—
<lb/>about 11 o'clock on March 18th I heard quarrelling upstairs—I went up—
<hi rend="italic">Fritz</hi> was about two or three steps up his own flight of stairs, and Mrs. O'Leary was standing in front of him on the landing, they were shouting at one another—I do not know what they were saying; it was in German—Mrs. O'Leary said in English, "You will not fight the old man; you will fight me"—she put up her fists and attacked
<hi rend="italic">Fritz</hi>—I took hold of her cape and said, "Don't fight"—she took no notice, but flung my arm away—the prisoner came out of his room—he had his trousers and shirt on—I took hold of him and begged him not to fight—he leaped up the stairs towards
<hi rend="italic">Fritz</hi>, and tried to pull him back—I left them and went downstairs—I had only got to the first flight of stairs when the woman called out, "Mrs. Blackman, fetch a light"—it was not two minutes after—I fetched a light and met
<hi rend="italic">Fritz</hi> on the stairs pouring with blood—he said, "Oh, Mrs. Blackman, I am done for"—he was nearly unconscious—I said, "Oh,
<hi rend="italic">Fritz</hi>, who has done it?"—he said, "Both of them, both of them"—I took him down-stairs to my room and bathed him with cold water—I was present when the prisoner was brought down by the policeman—the prisoner said to me, "
<hi rend="italic">Missus</hi>, I never done it"—Mrs. O'Leary had got one of her hands hurt.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see any blood on her hands, but I heard the policeman say, "You have hurt your hand; you had better put it under the tap"—the prisoner's bands were quite clean—when I went up the first time I saw Mrs. O'Leary strike
<hi rend="italic">Fritz.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18990508-name-159" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18990508-name-159" type="surname" value="O'LEARY"/>
<interp inst="t18990508-name-159" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE O'LEARY</persName> </hi>. I am now living at 9, Bennett Street, Fitzroy Square—at the early part of this year my husband was in prison, and I was living with the prisoner as his wife—I did not know
<hi rend="italic">Fritz</hi> till the prisoner introduced him to me—the prisoner told me be thought that
<hi rend="italic">Fritz</hi> wanted to take me away from him—I said I had committed myself once in nine years, and I should not do so again—on this night
<hi rend="italic">Fritz</hi> came to my room between 11 and 11.30, and asked for the remainder of his washing—I said, "Come inside"—the prisoner was sitting on the bed, and Ion the chair—I asked
<hi rend="italic">Fritz</hi> to sit down while I made out his bill, and asked him if he would have a drink—there was a glass on the table, but not sufficient to drink, and I went down to get a pint of ale.—I was away about 10 minutes, and when I came back I found
<hi rend="italic">Fritz</hi> on the staircase, with his head towards the banisters and his feet towards my door, and the prisoner kneeling on him, with two knives, one in each hand, stabbing him about the face and head—I had no words with
<hi rend="italic">Fritz</hi>—I knew nothing of the affair till I found them in the dark—I said, "What are you doing?"—I was stabbed in the hand by the prisoner—I screamed for somebody to show me a light; it was in the dark—some light came in from the adjoining building—my lamp was alight</p>
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<p>when I went down, but it was out when I came back—I have been on friendly terms with
<hi rend="italic">Fritz</hi> since this occurred—I saw the prisoner in Holloway.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I remember Mrs. Blackman coming up before the stabbing—I did not say to
<hi rend="italic">Fritz</hi> two minutes before the stabbing, "You are not going to fight the old man; you are going to tight me"—I said so at 8.20, when they were quarrelling—I do not remember Mrs. Blackman coming upstairs two minutes before the stabbing—I did not start this fight by hitting
<hi rend="italic">Fritz</hi>—he did not want to get into my bedroom that night—he was admitted by me—they had a
<hi rend="italic">row</hi> on two previous occasions, and I stopped them—I touched no one.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18990508-name-160" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK FRENCH</persName> </hi> (292
<hi rend="italic">C</hi>). I was called on Saturday night, March 18th, to St. Ann's Court—I found the prosecutor on the ground floor, bleeding from wounds about his face and hands—I fetched the prisoner from upstairs—before I took him into custody he said, "I am the one that did it"—I asked him if he knew anything of it—I held out no inducement to him to say anything—a doctor was sent for, and the prisoner was charged and taken to the station—in answer to the charge he said, "We had a
<hi rend="italic">row</hi>, but I did not use the knife."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examine.</hi> I may have said before the Magistrate that I asked the man, "Did you assault that man?"—I think I asked him if he knew anything of it downstairs, and he replied, "Yes, I am the man who did it"—the prisoner's hands had no blood on them—Mrs. O'Leary's hand was bleeding, as if from a stab—I did not ask her what she had in her hand; it was not closed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The wound in her hand was right in the centre of her palm; it was a cut from some sharp instrument—there was a lot of blood on the floor and on the stairs.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">C</hi>). About midnight on March 18th I was called to 1, St. Ann's Court, and saw the prosecutor in the ground-floor room, with the landlady by his side—he made a statement—I went upstairs and found the prisoner in the back room, second floor, with Mrs. O'Leary—he was asked by French if he had assaulted the man downstairs—he said, "I did it, but I had no knife; we had a
<hi rend="italic">row</hi>, and I put him out of my room"—he meant the prosecutor—I took him back into the room to finish dressing himself, and there I found this knife lying on the table under a paper (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—I am not positive if there was a light there when I went in first—the knife is bent—I asked him how he accounted for it being bent—he said, "My wife
<hi rend="italic">done</hi> it about two hours ago"—I found some pieces of a broken glass, and the bottom of the glass, in the fireplace—it is an ordinary beer glass—there was some beer on the floor and blood on the stairs—when I got downstairs I asked the prosecutor if I was to charge both—he said, "No, not the woman, only Adam Klein"—I asked the woman to accompany me to the station, which she did—she was detained for a short time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The woman had her hand closed—she opened it and showed me a mark on it—there was blood there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990508-name-162" type="given" value="PERCY"/>DR. PERCY EDMUNDS</persName> </hi>. I went to the house on this night—the pro
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<p>the centre of his right eyebal, and I saw it would have to be taken out—he had a wound 1 1/2 in. long on his right eyelid, a wound at the back of each hand, each over an inch long; they were both bleeding freely; a deep wound over 1 in. long on his left cheek; two slight wounds on the right side of his nose, and one over the bridge of his nose between the eyebrows—I do not think there is any doubt that the wound in his eye was caused by a knife—such wounds could easily have been caused by either of these knives—this wound was not dangerous to life, but a wound in the eye might cause death by penetrating the bone seperating the eyeball from the brain; a little difference in the direction might have caused death—the right eyeball has been taken out.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). Mrs. O'Leary brought this other knife (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>), and gave it to me after she had been discharged—I did not see where she got it from—I examined the room—there was a pail containing water; it was very dirty—I cannot say whether it contained blood or not—there was no trace of anybody having washed himself—they had had the run of the house before we got there—the prisoner had a blood-stain right in the centre of the breast of his shirt—I was about three minutes' walk from the house when I was called—it did not take me quite three minutes to get there; I walked fast.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, in his defence, said that Mrs. O'Leary and the prosecutor were fighting in the room; that he was in bed, and jumped up to separate them, and put the prosecutor out at the door; he burst the door open; there was a struggle, and they all fell on the floor, the lamp still being alight'; that he had no instrument in his hand, and did not utrikn the prosecutor with anything; tliat Mrs. O'Leary must have inflicted the wounds when she fell; she had half a broken glass in her hand, and the lamp was alight all the time; that there was no jealousy between the prosecutor and himself, and that he said to his wife before the police came, "You should not hurt the man; you should not use any instrument; I am strong enough for him with my bare hands.</hi>"</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">of wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm</hi>.—
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<hi rend="italic">Thursday, May</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1899.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MACMAHON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<lb/>soner is my tenant—on March 27th I got home at 6.30, and my wife and the prisoner were quarrelling about the rent—I did not take much notice; I was having a cup of tea; the door was shut—my wife shut it when my son came in—my wife was inside—the prisoner broke a panel of the door, opened it, and came out with a poker, and hit my wife on her fore-head, and a second blow on her shoulder—she is now in the hospital—there were two children in the room—my son jumped out at the window.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I was indoors when you came home—my wife and you called each other bad names—she had been drinking, but she was not drunk—you were on the stairs—I did not see two women fighting, or see my son hit your wife with a chair leg—I did not see your wife covered with blood—I saw you
<hi rend="italic">tackle</hi> your wife—I did not say to her sister, "You bad better go up and see her, as I think she is dead, and my son has done it"—I do not know that my son gave her a blow 3 or 4 months ago—you often had a
<hi rend="italic">row</hi> with my wife about the rent, because you never paid it—she let you the room, I did not—I live in a common lodging-house, away from my wife; and what I don't see I don't know.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) in his hand—I did not see him strike his own wife, but she was in her own room, lying on the floor insensible, when I entered.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not come in at the same time as my father; I came in between 7 and 8—I heard my mother call your wife very offen
<lb/>sive names—she was intoxicated—I did not see them fighting on the landing; my door was shut—I do not know who locked it; my father opened it—I was sitting down having my tea—I did not pick up the leg of a chair and hit your wife across the head with it—you said, "I will put your eye out when it is all over"—I did not hear your wife accuse me or scream out—the window 1 jumped out at is about 10 feet high from the main street.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990508-name-177" type="given" value="CHARLES GRAHAM"/>CHARLES GRAHAM GRANT</persName> </hi>. I am surgeon to the H Division—on March 27th I was called, and found Mrs. McCarthy insensible on the</p>
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<lb/>sensible for some minutes—the wound on her head could be produced by this weapon—the prisoner's wife was lying insensible on a bed, with a similar wound to Mrs. McCarthy's—the prisoner was in great distress; he said he thought his wife was dead—the wounds could not have been done in a struggle between the two women—they must have been done by gome sharp instrument—the blow was oil the funny bone.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Your wife was lying on the bed insensible—I cannot say whether she was drunk or not, but she had been drinking—the cat was not an old injury—she did not say that she put up her right arm to save herself—it was her left arm that was injured, but I did not hear her give any evidence—she was not at the Police-court, she was too ill, and is too ill to be here to-day—I do not think the cut on her head could be caused by the leg of a chair—I did not charge
<hi rend="italic">Carrie</hi> McCarthy with hitting your wife while I dressed the wounds—I do not remember Mrs. McCarthy accusing you—you stopped in your room till you were arrested—I did not see about half a quart Of brandy on the table—I told the Magistrate that she would certainly be in the hospital for a week—the case would be aggravated by her being a heavy dripker.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">HR</hi>). On March 27th Jeremiah McCarthy called me to 55, Brook Street, where I found Mrs. McCarthy iyiog on the floor insensible—McCarthy gave the prisoner in charge for an assault with a poker—he made no answer, nor did he make any answer to the charge at the station—this poker was given to me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When I came you were in your own room, and your wife was in your room, lying insensible, and Mrs. McCarthy was on the landing—your wife did not charge young McCarthy with hitting her with the leg of a chair—I took you to the station before she became sensible—you did not go to the Crown and Anchor and fetch brandy after I came—Mrs. McCarthy never spoke to me; it was Mr. McCarthy—I did not notice a poker in your fireplace—I did not say that I found it up the chimney two hours after you were arrested; I never looked up the chimney.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990508-name-179" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY FAIR</persName> </hi> (36
<hi rend="italic">HR</hi>). I was called, and saw that the panel of McCarthy's door was knocked in.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was splintered—that would not be done if two women fell against it—it was split as if somebody had given it a hard blow—I believe McCarthy found the poker.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). The poker was found on the stairs—the party upstairs put it up the chimney from my two children—I put my hand up the chimney and gave it to the constable.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When we came back from the station one of the children said, "Father, the woman has put the poker up the chimney," and I found it there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner in his defence, stated that he arrived at home at 6.30, and heard his wife and Mrs. McCarthy arguing; that Mrs. McCarthy turned round on him, but he pushed past her, went to his room, and shut the door, and asked his wife what was the matter, and she said, "It is about the</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">rent, and Mrs. McCarthy said, "Your wife has got the rent, and will not give it to me "; that he told her she would have it next morning; that his wife went outside, and they got rowing, and. his wife said, "Oh, Jack, I have got hit with the leg of a chair," and he laid heron the bed unconscious; that McCarthy was taken to the station for assaulting his wife, and got discharged by the Magistrate; that nobody can tolerate her when in drink, and her husband had been away from home half a dozen times to a common lodging-house, and her son had been away from her; and that she fell downstairs; he denied striking the prosecutrix; and stated that the two McCarthys had given false evidence; that when the police charged him he, was too excited to say so, and that when the two women were struggling to get one another down they went against the panel, and it was splintered.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">on account of the great provocation he received.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-365-18990508 t18990508-365-punishment-44"/>Judgment respited.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, May</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1899.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and the evidence was interpreted to the Prisoner.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18990508-name-183" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID JEANES</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, living near Tottenham Court Road—on March 27th, about 6.30 a.m., I was in a public-house—the prisoner and another foreiguer were wrangling—the prisoner suddenly threw the other man on the floor—the barman jumped over the bar, caught him round the waist with one hand, and with the other opened the door and put him out—the prisoner came back through another door and struck me in the shoulder—I turned to ask him why he struck me, when he struck me again, I thought with his fist, but I felt a prick—he closed with me; I did the best I could to defend myself, but he kept striking me; he held me round the neck—he had been drinking—I was wounded in the hand and in the back—I was taken to the hospital—I was there a fortnight—I bled very much; my back was saturated—the scar on my cheek is of old standing—I had not interfered with the prisoner: I had not been in the house 5 minutes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> Only 2 persons were in the bar when I entered—I did not say, "You will certainly have to stand a drink, because the other man did stand a drink for you"—I have not been able to work since—I have tried—I have a wife and family, and am likely to be turned out of home.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990508-name-184" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MOORE</persName> </hi>. I am barman at this public-house—the prisoner and his friend quarrelled, and I told them to go outside—the prisoner continued to quarrel, and I put him out—I do not think he was drunk—I served his friend—the prisoner came back through the front door and struck the prosecutor; they closed, I parted them, and the prosecutor said he was stabbed—I looked for a knife, but found none, and went back to serve my customers—when the bar was cleared I found a knife on the floor—I saw a cut on the prosecutor's trousers—the prisoner and</p>
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<p>his friend were talking English—they asked for drinks in English—there was blood on the knife.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not strike you with a lemonade bottle.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990508-name-185" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am a laundress—on March 27th I was outside this public-house—I saw the prisoner—he was excited—he opened a knife and walked into the public-house—soon after a man I know now as the prosecutor rushed out and said he was stabbed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I recognise you—I had never seen you before—I had not asked you to treat me—I did not ask you for a penny—I did not speak to you.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990508-name-186" type="given" value="ANTONIO"/>ANTONIO FRIEDMAN</persName> </hi>. I speak English; so can the prisoner—I was with him in this public-house on March 27th, about 6.45 a.m., and after a dispute with the barman the prisoner was
<hi rend="italic">chucked</hi> out—when he came back he put me on the ground—we had no quarrel—the prosecutor asked, "Why interfere with the gentleman?" and said something else—they fought, and the prosecutor said, "lam stabbed"—the barman said, "Go home," and I said, "I wait here; what for I go home?"</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see blood.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990508-name-187" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK COTTER</persName> </hi> (262
<hi rend="italic">C</hi>). I was called to this public-house on March 27th—I saw the prosecutor and the prisoner standing outside—the pro
<lb/>secutor said, "I will charge this man with stabbing me"—I said. "Where?"—he said, "In the leg"—I said, "Any other place?"—he said, "I do not know; I believe I was stabbed all over"—I told the prisoner he would have to come with me—he said, "All right"—I told him what he was charged with—he said, "All right "In good English—there was blood on his hands and on the prosecutor's leg—the prosecutor's back was examined at the station—it was covered with blood, and his coat was cut right through.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There was blood on your face; from the nose—the next week I noticed your eyes were slightly swollen.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990508-name-188" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER MITCHELL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">divisional Surgeon C</hi>). On March 27th I saw the prosecutor at the Police-station—there was a wound on the outer part of the left thigh 1/2 in. long and 1/2 in. deep—the lips of the wound gaped, and I inserted 3 stitches—there were 2 wounds in the back about 3 in. below the angle of the left shoulder-blade; the one nearest the spine was 1 in. long and 3/4 in. deep—I stitched up both wounds—there was a wound on the left side of the neck and one inside the lobe of the ear, in a line with it, 1/2 in. long and 1/4 in. deep—there were also 2 slight wounds in the region of the heart—I advised him to go to the hospital as soon as the wounds were dressed—he was an in-patient two weeks—he had on two jackets, a waistcoat, and a shirt; they were all pierced, and the cuts corresponded with the wounds—if the knife (
<hi rend="italic">Produed</hi>) was used there must have been very great violence—he must have ripped as well as stabbed—the wound in the thigh was serious, but the most serious was one in the back, which pierced the lung—he is maimed for life to the extent of the injury to the lung—there will always be a weakness—he will be liable to pleurisy—owing to the adhesions between the lung and the rib, they are liable to give trouble at any time—the leg will recover in time, but if the main artery had been severed he would have been killed in a few minutes.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990508-name-189" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN SLATER</persName> </hi>. I am house-surgeon at the hospital—the prosecutor</p>
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<lb/>tion as a labourer for some time—he was seen by two of the surgeons.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner.,. in his defence, stated that he refused to treat the injured man, and was struck; that he never carried a knife, and he wanted to go to the Police-station to make a complaint; thai he did not stab the pro
<lb/>secutor, but that the witness Friedman knew who did. Friedman, being recalled, denied this.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18990508-366-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18990508-367-offence-1 t18990508-name-191"/>Frederick William Hall</persName>, and stealing his watch.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MACKAY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18990508-name-192" type="given" value="FREDERICK WILLIAM"/>FREDERICK WILLIAM HALL</persName> </hi>. I am a photographer—on April 20th, after 12 o'clock at night, I was walking down the Euston Road, when the prisoner struck me in the chest and knocked me down—when I was on my back 2 other men rushed up—my watch was stolen—2 policemen brought the prisoner back, and I said, "That is the man who knocked me down."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I was sober—I was walking towards King's Cross on the right-hand side, near Baker's—you all ran away.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990508-name-193" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM NEAT</persName> </hi> (517
<hi rend="italic">S</hi>). On April 20th I was on duty near Euston Square—I heard a cry—I saw the prisoner running—I blew my whistle and ran and stopped him in Euston Square—I asked him what he was running for—he replied, "Nothing"—I took him back to the corner of the Euston Road, where I saw the prosecutor lying on his back—I held the prisoner by the left arm, and a policeman picked the prosecutor up, when he said, "That is the man who knocked me down and stole my watch"—I first saw the prisoner running about 50 yards off—I took him to the station—he said, "I suppose I shall b—well have to go through it"—no one was running in front of him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You were running away at first, but when I blew my whistle you stopped, then came towards me—the prosecutor was not sober.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990508-name-194" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM RHODES</persName> </hi> (428
<hi rend="italic">E</hi>). I was on duty near Endsleigh Gardens, and heard the prosecutor shout "Help!" and "Police!"—I saw two men running in Gower Place—I ran after them, but they got too far away—I. came back and saw the prosecutor lying on the footway—I picked him up—he seemed hurt in the side—the prisoner was placed by his side—the prosecutor said, "That is the man who knocked me down; I swear to him"—he was charged—he said he would have to go through it—the prosecutor was not the worse for drink.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I heard no females say you were not the man—I did not tell a female to mind her own business—you said the prosecutor was drunk—the inspector said, "Oh, no."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's statement bejore the Magistrate</hi>; "I came out of the public-house at 12.30 in Seymour Street, and made my way round Euston</p>
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<p>Square, and I heard a policeman's whistle, and a man came running by me; I stopped and looked round; the man was 30 yards in front of the policeman; the policeman could not run any farther, so he stopped me; he said, 'What have you got in your hand?' and I showed him my cigarette alight; he felt outside my pockets, and said, 'What have you done with it?' 'Done with what?' He said, 'You soon will know,' and took me straight up to the prosecutor, who was lying on his back drank. He said, 'I have got one of them.' The prosecutor looked up and said, 'Yes, that is one of them.' There were 10 or 12 feniales standing round; they said, 'That is not the man who has knocked this man down.' I asked them to come to the station as witnesses; and Police-constable 428 E, who was holding up the prosecutor, turned to the females and told them to mind their own business. It would be no use calling any of the females cow."
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner repeated this in his defence, and said that he knewnothing of the robbery, and that the prosecutor was too drunk to identify who did it.</hi> </p>