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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>MOORE, MAYOR.</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>EDWARD T. E. BESLEY, ESQ., Q.C.,</p>
<p>Law Booksellers and Publishers.</p>
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<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Held on Monday, May 29th, 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="t18990529-name-1" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GRANTHAM</persName> </hi>, one of the Justices of Her Majesty's High Court; Sir
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<interp inst="t18990529-name-2" type="given" value="REGINALD"/>REGINALD HANSON</persName> </hi>, Bart., one of the Aldermen of the said City; the Right Hon, Sir
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<interp inst="t18990529-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="t18990529-name-4" type="given" value="ALFRED JAMES"/>ALFRED JAMES NEWTON</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18990529-name-5" type="given" value="WALTER VAUGHAN"/>WALTER VAUGHAN MORGAN</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t18990529-name-6" type="surname" value="POUND"/>
<interp inst="t18990529-name-6" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN POUND</persName> </hi>, Esq., and
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<interp inst="t18990529-name-7" type="given" value="HENRY GEORGE"/>HENRY GEORGE SMALLMAN</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="t18990529-name-8" type="given" value="FREDERICK PRAT"/>FREDERICK PRAT ALLISTON</persName> </hi>, Esq., Alderman</p>
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<interp inst="t18990529-name-9" type="given" value="CLIFFORD"/>CLIFFORD PROBYN</persName> </hi>, J.P.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18990529-name-10" 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. EIGHTH 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> 29
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1899.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<lb/>duced</hi>), in consequence of which I advertised in the
<hi rend="italic">Daily Mail</hi>, offering a reward to A. F., the writer of the letter, if he would communicate—then I received this letter—it said that it would be the worse for me if I commu
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<hi rend="italic">Daily Mail</hi>, and the detectives put it in, saying that I would reward them with £5 if the notes were brought back—on May 18th T went to the Copenhagen public-house in the Cattle Market—when I entered I saw Duke sitting in the bar—he asked me if I had come to meet A. F.—I said, "Yes"—he said that I had got to give him £5, and</p>
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<p>he would go into the street and fetch the notes and bring them back—I said, "There is no sense about that; I want to see the notes and count them," and that I should take 7s. off for advertising—the police-officers, Murray and Nowlan, came in—they seized Duke, and took all his things from him among them a revolver and a knife—I could not see very well, I was behind the detectives—two more detectives brought Rhodes into the bar—he was searched, and these notes were found upon him—he was taken to the station and charged—this letter he gave to the detective.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Constable</hi>). On the evening of May 18th I went to the Copenhagen public-house. York Road, with constables Powell and Nowlan—we remained there till about 6 o'clock—Nowlan and I went to the saloon bar, where the prosecutor and Duke were—Nolan said to Duke that we were police officers—then he said, "Where are the notes?"—Duke said, "I have not got them; a man round the comer has them"—Nowlan said, "Hold up your hands"—Duke immediately put his hand into his right-hand coat pocket, and pulled out this revolver (
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<lb/>duced</hi>), loaded in five chambers with these cartridges (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>), and put it close to me—Nowlan closed with him, and took it out of his hand—the other prisoner was brought in—he was searched, and the notes were found on him—we found this knife (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) on Duke, and also this letter. (
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>: "Sir, I have sent this young man for the notes, and if you wll give him the money I will give you the notes. All fair, I hope; no
<hi rend="italic">bluffs</hi>"). They were taken to, the station and charged—they made no reply—Duke gave a false name, and no address—Rhodes gave a false name and false address.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990529-name-20" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN NOWLAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-sergeant</hi>). I went with Murray into the bar of the public-house—I saw Duke sitting by the prosecutor—I said to him, "We are police officers"—he said, "I expected this"—I said, "Where are the notes?"—he said, "Aman round the corner has them, near King's Cross"—I said, "Hands up!" and he drew a revolver out of his pocket and placed it up against Murray—I closed with him, and took the revolver from him I searched Rhodes when he was brought in, and I found the notes on him.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990529-name-21" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES GEHERRAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman C</hi>). At 6.30 on May 18th I was sent by Sergeant Nolan, outside the Copenhagen public-house, and with Powell I went to where Rhodes was standing in the roadway—he turned as if to run away—I seized him and said, "I am a police officer; I want you to come back into the saloon bar"—he said, "This is all right"—I took him back; he was searched, and these notes were found on him—on the way to the station he nodded his head at Duke and said, "It is a good job he did not use the shooter"—he spoke to me and Powell—he was not present when Duke produced the revolver.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I had fastened the drawing-room window the night before—it is a French window; it was broken open—they got in there—I found a broken chisel lying on the chair just against the drawing-room door.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">them 5s.; that he was told to wait outside, and Duke was told to go in; that the man gave Duke the letter and himself the notes; that he did not write the letter; that he knew that Duke carried a loaded revolver, and that his real name was Stanley Alfred Carpenter, and not Rhodes.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). On May 18th I was in the saloon bar of the Copenhagen public-house with Sergeant Nowlan—I saw the prisoner there—Nowlan went up to him and told him we were police-officers, and asked for the notes—he said the notes were outside—Nowlan said, "Put your hands up!"—the prisoner put his right hand into the right outside pocket of his coat quickly, and drew a revolver, and placed it against my stomach on the left—I seized the revolver and turned the muzzle upwards, and Nowlan seized the prisoner at the same time and wrenched the revolver from him—he was charged at the station with attempting to shoot me—he made no reply—I do not think he could hear what Rhodes said on the way to the station—the landlord was present when this took place, but be could not see what happened; he was on the other side of the bar, and the prisoner was sitting down; the revolver was below the level of the bar.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. The muzzle was towards me, not the handle.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990529-name-27" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN NOWLAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>). I was with Murray on May 18th—I said to the prisoner, "Hands up!"—he placed his right hand into his jacket pocket and pulled out a revolver, which he placed against Murray; I had to use force to get it out of his hand; he did not give it up.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Examined by the Prisoner</hi>). I did not see you present the revolver; I was standing behind the constables; but I saw them wrench something from you—you never said, "Take this."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, in his defence, said that the detectives began to search him, and he took the revolver out of his pocket and gave it to them, and that, it was wrapped up in a piece of cloth.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18990529-name-30" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN NOWLAN</persName> </hi> (
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<hi rend="italic">He then Pleaded Guilty to a conviction of felony on February 11th, 1898.—
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<hi rend="italic">Monday, May</hi> 29
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1899.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">chap</hi> and I went up to him, and I took my handkerchief out of my pocket, and waited till a policeman came, and went with him to the station—I saw Saunders next day in a coffee-shop—two detectives were with me, and I pointed out Saunders to them—he said that he knew nothing about it—about two weeks ago I saw Chapman outside a coffee stall in King's Cross Road
<lb/>—I was alone—he said, "How much?"—I said, "I don't know"—he said, "It is bent"—I said, "I don't know; good night," and he disappeared up York Road—I then spoke to Allwright, and the detectives followed</p>
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<p>Chapman—I saw him arrested, and went away—I did not see Dodd again till he was in the dock, but I saw the other man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Dodd.</hi> I saw you put your hand in his Pocket, but Steele took the watch out and gave it to you—I saw You on the saturdaybefore this occurred.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detectivs, Y</hi>). On Monday, the day after the robbery, I saw Saunders in a coffee-shop, and in consequence of what Cohen told me, I said, "Saunders, I am going to arrest you for robbing a man with three others"—hesaid, "I know nothing about it, what time was it?"—I said, "A quarter to 1 on Sunday morning"—when he was charged he said "Yes"—the pros cutor was in such a condition that he could not give any account—I arrested Dodd last Friday—I told him I should take him for being concerned with two others and a man not in custody—he said, "I know who has
<hi rend="italic">put me away, the kid</hi>"—I took him to the station—he was placed with 7 others, and the lad identified him—he said, "I do not want them; I want the prosecutor to see me"—I said, "He was too drunk to indentif you."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant, Y</hi>). I arrested Chapman on May 14th, at 1.30 a.m—he said, "I know nothing about it"—at the station he said, "You have made a mistake; you have taken the wrong man"—I told him I saw him at a coffee-stall talking to a little boy—I called the boy and asked him if he knew him—he said, "Yes"—this (
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Chapman.</hi> I took the handkerchief out of your pocket, and the boy said that that was the handkerchief you had on on the night of the robbery—the boy said, "You had a handkercheif on," and you said, "Yes; the police-officer has got it"—he identified you.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The man asked how he was dressed; he "similar to what you are now"—he said, "No; I had got a handkerchief—the boy said, "Yes; the officer has got the handkerchief."</p>
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<interp inst="t18990529-name-47" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS ALLWRIGHT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). His father is a very respectable man, a licensed hawker—I never spoke to the boy before—he has never been in trouble, quite the reverse; some weeks ago he picked up a postal order and brought it to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Dodd's Statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "I had nothing to do with it, I was not there at the time."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Saunders' Defence.</hi> I was in a coffee-shop on Monday night, and the detective came and said, "I want you for stealing a watch and chain;" I said, "Oh, when?" he said, "on Sunday morning;" I said "oh;" he took me to the station, and the prosecutor said that he had lost his watch and chain.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Chapman, in his defence, stated that he was at home by 11.30, and was in bed and asleep by 12 o'clock, and knew nothing about the case; that he had never been in prison; that he had only left the Royal Welsh Fusiliers Six weeks before, and was employed at the Great northern Railway, and that he wore the handkerchief round his neck that night as he had no collar; and that he did not know the other two prisoners; he denied the conver
<lb/>sation with Cohen.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MRS. CHAPMAN</hi>. I am Chapman's mother—on Saturday, April 22nd, he came home at 11.30, and at a quarter to 12 ne was in bed.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am his stepmother—he lives with me—I fix the time he came home because I had just been out to get some errands, and I came in, and my son was in the room—I said, "You are rather late to-night again"—he had come in before 11.30, while I was out—he had been in before I went out, and washed himself, and went out for a walk—he was not in the room when I went out—mine is a Dutch clock; it hangs on the wall of my room—he works at the Great Northern Railway—I have been there, but they say that he has not been there long enough for them to send anybody here on his behalf—I produce his papers—he was in the Royal Scots Fusiliers, not the Welsh—he was dressed on the night of April 22nd exactly as he is now.
<hi rend="italic">barring</hi> he had another hat—he had a pink silk handkerchief round his neck.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I got him out of the Army in a false name—the regi
<lb/>ment was going abroad—I first heard yesterday week that he was arrested on the Monday morning—he was in bed when this was supposed to be done—I did not hear him charged; they would not let me into the Court; they pushed me back.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Dodd's Defence: I went with a young woman to her house at 10.30, and when I came out I went home. I know nothing about it. I was in prison, and when I came out I was arrested.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18990529-name-48" type="surname" value="COHEN"/>
<interp inst="t18990529-name-48" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES COHEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I have known Chapman 3 weeks as a companion of the other two prisoners in the night-time.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SAUNDERS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">DODD</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18990529-406-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">CHAPMAN</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">They then
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi> to previous convictons, Saunders on March 2nd, 1897, and Dood on September 7th, 1897—Saunders had been for 10 years the associate of thieves, and four previous convictions were proved aginst Dodd.</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SAUNDERS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-406-18990529 t18990529-406-punishment-10"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour</rs> and
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<interp inst="t18990529-406-punishment-11" type="punishmentCategory" value="corporal"/>
<interp inst="t18990529-406-punishment-11" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="whipping"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-406-18990529 t18990529-406-punishment-11"/>Twelve Strokes with the Cat.</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">DODD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18990529-406-punishment-12" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-406-18990529 t18990529-406-punishment-12"/>Three Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, May</hi> 30
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1899.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Grantham.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18990529-407-offence-1 t18990529-name-50"/>Rose Ruth Turner</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SANDS</hi>;
<hi rend="italic">for the Prosecution, offered no evidence.</hi>
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<interp inst="t18990529-408-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to
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<interp inst="t18990529-408-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="other"/>setting fire to a stack of hay, value £320, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18990529-408-offence-1 t18990529-name-52"/>John Ashby</persName>.—</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-408-18990529 t18990529-408-punishment-13"/>Two Days' Imprison
<lb/>ment.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">For the case of Catherine Moriarly, tried this day, see Surrey cases.</hi>)</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, May</hi> 30
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1899.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ROBERT KING FARRANT</hi> (32)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18990529-409-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to
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<interp inst="t18990529-409-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>forging and uttering the endorsement to a bill of exchange for £200, with intent to defraud;
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18990529-409-offence-1 t18990529-name-54"/>Robert Conway</persName> on October</rs> </p>
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<p>25th, 1897.
<hi rend="italic">He received a good character, and it was stated that arrange
<lb/>ments would be made to send him abroad.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DRAKE</hi> Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner stated that she was guilty of the uttering, upon which the
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi> Found her
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-411-18990529 t18990529-411-punishment-16"/>Ten Months' Hard Labour from to-day, having been in custody since March 25th.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18990529-412-offence-1 t18990529-name-58"/>Gutta-percha Telegraph Co</persName>. 400 yards of cable by false pretences.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. THOMAS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. R. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ARTHUR KIP</hi>. I am a clerk in the India-rubber Gutta-Percha Works, 110, Cannon Street—on April 11th, 1899, a boy named Crigbton came and presented this order, which is on one of Mr. Leo Sunderland's printed forms—he is a customer of the company—I gave the boy the goods specified in it, and he signed a receipt and took them away—on April 12th the same lad brought this order (
<hi rend="italic">For 3 lots of wire on a similar bill-head, signed "W. C. P.</hi>")—he gave me this receipt, and took them away—two invoices were sent to Mr. Sunderland, and I had a communication from him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The cable is worth about £3 4s.—the boy made no remark where he came from; he simply presented the order.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18990529-name-59" type="given" value="THOMAS JAMES"/>THOMAS JAMES HUDSON</persName> </hi>. I am assistant in the company's wire depart
<lb/>ment—on April 4th I had a communication from Mr. Pillinger, and showed him these two order forms—Crigbton came to the office on the 14th, and produced a third order—he was detained.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18990529-name-60" type="given" value="BERT"/>BERT CRIGHTON</persName> </hi>. I am 17 years and 9 months old, and live at 3, North Block, Peabody Buildings, Westminster—I am employed at Ward Brothers as wire-man's assistant—the prisoner was a workman there when I went—after we had both left I saw him on March 31st and on April 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th, and 14th—I met him at the corner of Peter Street, and he asked rae if I would do some jobs for him, as he had a big job on Leo Sunderland—he gave me this document and told me to take it to the telegraph place, and get the goods, and take them on to Gloucester Road—I went there and presented the order, and signed the receipt, "B. Graham," because Acca told me to do so—he said that it was the named of the foreman of Leo Sunderland—I took the goods to Gloucester Road, but dlid not see Acca there—I received this other order from Acca on April 12th (
<hi rend="italic">For 3 sets of wire</hi>), took it to the company, got the wire, and look it to Patterson's, as Acca told me to do—I signed "B. Graham" because I was told—I received this further order from Acca and took it to the Telegraph Company, and was detained and taken in custody—I made a statement to the police-officer and went out to meet somebody with him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had to clear myself—Sergeant Bacon took me to</p>
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<p>the corner of King William Street and Cannon Street—I said that I could find the man there who gave me the orders—he was in plain clothes—we waited half an hour—the orders were ready written—I said, "I only casually met him and have got goods from him before"—that was because I did not know what to say—I was directed to sign a false name—I told Patterson that they were goods for Acca, and left them—I went to Patterson's three times; I saw Mr. Patterson twice and a young lady once—I signed another name, "B. Burton"—he said that that was his mate—I said before, "Acca told me if I did not find him at the public house I was to take it to the shop"—the men can get these orders from the firm—they receive receipts—on the 14th I took some other goods to the Cloak Room at Aldersgate Street Station—I did not think that extraordinary, as Acca said he would go there for them, and as I went there I met him, and he gave me a ticket for them—I told a lie upon oath, because I was in one situation and wanted to get into another.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. Acca told me to sign "Burton"—he said that he was assistant where he was working, at John Fuller's.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990529-name-61" type="given" value="GILBERT CECIL"/>GILBERT CECIL PILLINGER</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Leo Sunderland, an electrical engineer—I have known the prisoner—about three years ago he worked for us, and came back in January this year, and left at the end of January—these forms, with "Leo Sunderland" at the top, are gene
<lb/>rally used for notes, and they have been used for paying for small repairs—these initials, "W. C. P.," were not put there by me—the goods were not obtained by Mr. Sunderland or by anybody on his behalf—we had no one there named Graham as foreman—Burton was there four years ago, but not during Acca's time—this is one of Acca's time-sheets—I believe it is his writing—the "Leo Sunderland" on it is similar to his writing; I take it for the same.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> These sheets are issued to a number of workmen, but it is necessary that they should be signed to obtain goods—the men always have to sign their initials—I do not swear that these initials are in the prisoner's writing, but there is a similarity—I think you will find the same "A" in "Acca" as in the time-sheet, and the small "s" and the "y" and the capital "W" are similar—I compared his writing at the Mansion House—I knew then that he was charged with this offence—he came to me with a good character, but he was lazy, and kept bad time—these forms are given to the men to send any communication to the office.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990529-name-62" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER PATTERSON</persName> </hi>. I am a wire manufacturer, of 218, Goswell Road—when I am not there my daughter looks after my business—I have known Acca three years, by his being recommended to me—I employed him—I saw him early in April, and bought 110 yards of new wire of him, and gave him 28s. for one lot, and 8s. for the other—the trade price of what I gave 28s. for is 32s.—I knew where he was employed, and I was buying new wire of him under trade prices—I asked him if there had been a sale lately—he said, "Yes"—he brought me 10 coils for Acca, and I bought four of them—he only received money for the four—I gave him a cheque for one in ray own writing—I drew it to "Hacker," as I thought that was his name, and not "Acca"—he took the other six ack the following morning.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There is plenty of new wire bought at the sales—I still adhere to the price—the boy came to me once, to my knowle Ige, and once when my daughter took the wire in—if he says that he came three times, that is not correct—I paid no money to Crighton; I gave a cheque to Acca—I had no receipt when I paid him for work done; that was paid for over the counter.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> It is not more than three months since he did the last work—the largest amount I have paid him at one time for work done was about 15s.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990529-name-63" type="given" value="SAMURL"/>SAMURL BACON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective. SP</hi>). On the afternoon of April 14th I was called to the office of the Telegraph Company and found Crighton detained there—I went out with him to meet somebody who did not arrive—I took Crighton to Cloak Lane, and he was brought up at the Mansion House—his mother came to see him—in consequence of what he said, I arrested Acca—I read the warrant to him; he made no reply—he was brought up with Acca, and discharged—none of the property has been recovered.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He received a good character.—
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">CHARLES FREDERICK KEITH</hi>. Iam a commercial traveller, and have known the prisoner 6 or 7 years, and in September last he offered me employment at 12, Aldgate Avenue—I went into his employ on Monday, October 10th, and on the same day he wrote a cheque for £14 3s. 6d., payable to me, on the London Banking Company Stratford Branch, which was three miles off—it was crossed—he gave me no reason for crossing it, but told me to cash it—I went to my nephew, and he gave me the cash, which I put on the desk in front of both the prisoners, and they counted it—I saw both of them handle it—they knew where I was going to cash it—I had none of it—on October 12th Jacobson gave me this other cheque to cash—he was "H. Richards and Co."—Benson was not there—I did not tell Jacobson where I was going to cash it—I got £5 on it, and the balance was to be paid after-wards—Jacobson brought me the cheque dishonoured, and I handed him the£5—on the 14th Jacobson met me at the office; Benson was there—Ben-son said that the cheque was all right; he had plenty of money at the bank, and he gave Mr. Copeland a cheque for £9 3s. 6d.—Benson afterwards gave me a third cheque to cash, payable to myself—Jacobson was there—I was to cash it at Mr. Cohen's, the bootmaker's—I went theie and got this cheque, marked E—I took it to Jacobs on in the office, and then to the bank—I am not certain whether I had endorsed it first, but this is my endorsement—I saw Benson's signature on all the cheques—they are in his writing, but this one is Mr. Cohen's I remained in the employ 7 or 8 weeks after that, but Jacobson never came back to the office; Benson re-mained till I left.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Jacobson.</hi> Benson did not say that he was responsible</p>
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<p>for the money; he gave me the cheques, but you gave me the third cheque, and told me I had better be sharp and cash it, as it was near 4 o'clock I do not remember whether it was endorsed—I may have seen you the next morning, and then not till after Christmas you helped me to find Benson—I saw him coming, and you shouted out—he abused you and me too.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Benson.</hi> When you were introduced to me you told me that Jacobson was a straightforward, honest man, and whatever money I let him have I should be sure to have it back—Jacobson did not show me any receipt from the bank for the money—I saw him after that the same evening—his wife came there on a very wet morning in a very dilapidated condition, and he left her and bolted.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I saw Jacobson the same evening—he did not go back to the office, but I may have seen him there the next morning—he did not get the money as far as I know.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By Jacobson.</hi> I asked you to come with me to take the money to Ben
<lb/>son and put it to his account.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990529-name-66" type="given" value="FREDERICK AUGUSTUS"/>FREDERICK AUGUSTUS COPELAND</persName> </hi>. I am a grocer, of 53, Sharland Road, Maida Vale, and am the nephew of the last witness—he brought me a cheque for £14 3s. 6d. on a Monday, which I paid into my banking Account, and it was returned dishonoured three days afterwards—on that day I went and saw Keith, and he gave me the £5—I went to Aldgate, And saw Benson—I told him I had the £5, and wanted the balance, and he gave me an open cheque for £9 3s. 6d.—I went to the bank with it, and payment was refused—he said, "You heard what Mr. Keith said, that there was no money in the bank"—he said that he would take pro
<lb/>ceedings against a man named Richards—I asked him for the money, hut he paid me nothing—I have never got it'.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Benson.</hi> When I came to the office you said that you had been swindled by somebody, and asked me to go to the Police-station, but 1 did not; I had not time—Keith said, "Give Mr. Copeland an open cheque"—he went as far as the bank with me, but did not go in—you gave me an open cheque, and asked me to go to the bank, and said you would wait in the office till I returned.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990529-name-67" type="surname" value="BROOM"/>
<interp inst="t18990529-name-67" type="given" value="JOHN JOSEPH"/>JOHN JOSEPH BROOM</persName> </hi>. I am a boot manufacturer—I cashed this cheque, "C," for Mr. Keith—I first gave him £5, and the balance on Satur
<lb/>day night—I paid it to a friend, and it was returned, marked "Refer to drawer"—I think Keith put the money in his pocket.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990529-name-68" type="given" value="BARNETT"/>BARNETT COHEN</persName> </hi>. I am a boot manufacturer, of Cannon Street, White-chapel—Keith b ought me this cheque, "J," on October 13th or 14th, and I gave him cheque, "E," for the same amount, £10 2s.—I afterwards got it back dishonoured, and did not get my money back—I did not see either of the prisoners.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990529-name-69" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18990529-name-69" type="given" value="CHARLES JOHN"/>CHARLES JOHN BALOM</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk at the London and County Bank, Stratford Branch—we had a customer named William Benson—this is a copy of his account to November 16th, 1898—on September 16th his balance was 4s. 11d., and from October 10th to 13th 5s. 11d.—this is a copy of our Look relating to cheques, signed "Wm. Benson," presented and dishonoured the last date is April 28th, 1891—on June 11th a £1 cheque was marked "Refer to drawer"—on April 23rd, 1898 a cheque for £50 was drawn on a balance of 5s. 11d., £6 17s. 4d. and £103 12s. 8d. on</p>
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<p>the same balance—I produce the letter-book of July 12th, 1898. (
<hi rend="italic">This contained a copy of a letter to Benson, stating that his balance was £2 5s. 11d.</hi>) On November 11th I wrote him this letter: "Kindly note that I cannot receive any more money on your account. Kindly return any unused cheques. The balance is 5d."—I then received this: "Dear Sir,—I was under the impression that I had got between £30 and £40 in your bank. I wrote to you in October, giving you ray new address. If you have any cheques signed——kindly stop them, as I have been swindled out of some money"—this cheque was presented first on November 15th, and then presented again—there was no payment of £10 2s. to the credit of the account after October 12th.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Jacobson.</hi> I have not seen Mr. Benson at the bank—£7 38. 6d. or £7 4s. 6d. was paid in on the llth, bub I cannot saythat you paid it in.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Benson.</hi> I never had any of the large cheques pre
<lb/>sented again, only the one for £1 12s.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990529-name-70" type="given" value="BERNARD"/>BERNARD FRANCIS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant</hi>). On May llth I arrested Benson on a warrant at 15, Lansdowne Road, Forest Gate, for conspiring with Jacobson to cheat and defraud—I read it to him—he said, "Jacob
<lb/>son swindled me out of three cheques?," naming the amounts—he was charged at the station, and made no reply.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for Benson's Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18990529-name-71" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY BENSON</persName> </hi>. I remember Mr. Jacobson coming to Church Street, West Ham, on October 2nd—he went upstairs and stopped some time—Mr. Benson said, "Will you go upstairs and see how much money we have got?"—I found that we had not got enough—I saw Jacobson again on the Monday; I went to the office and opened the door—he said, "Where is the governor? I want to see him, I want him to write me another cheque"—he showed me a receipt.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Benson, in his defence, stated that he lent Jacobson money to start in business, and gave him a set of books, and he was doing very well; that, later on, he lent him £40, and showed him next morning that he had paid it into the bank; that he afterwards paid in for Jacobson a cheque for £103 3s. 8d., and never saw him again; that he gave Jacobson £37, and believed he had paid it in, and if he had, these cheques would have been met.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Jacobson, in his defence, denied that Benson had given him £37, and stated that he never received a penny from him, a man who had no money, and was living on pawn-tickets; that the business was taken by Benson, who engaged him at a salary of 3 guineas a week.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi> considered that there was not sufficient evidence that Jacobson, knew that these were bogus cheques.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JACOBSON</hi>
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<interp inst="t18990529-413-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">He had been pre
<lb/>viously convicted of fraud.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, May</hi> 30
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1899.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18990529-414-offence-1 t18990529-name-73"/>John Cosgrove</persName> having been convicted at the North London Sessions on December 8th, 1896, of burglary</rs>.
<hi rend="italic">Other convictions were proved against him.—
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<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner stated that he had been confined in an asylum, and was very sorry for what had happened.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-20-18990529 t18990529-20-punishment-23"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, May</hi> 31
<hi rend="italic">st</hi> 1899.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Grantham.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18990529-417-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="arson"/>, Maliciously setting fire to a dwelling-house, persons being therein.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TORR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SAMUEL KNOWLES</hi> (105 J). On May 23rd the prisoner came to the Bethnal Green Police-station and said that he wished to give himself up for setting fire to his house, 27, Driffield Road, Old Ford—the inspector told me to take him to Bow Police-station, where I saw Inspector Knott, and told him what the prisoner had told me—he made a statement and signed it—the prisoner could hear what I said to the inspector—he was charged—he had been drinking, but he knew what he was doing and saying—I do not know if he knew what he was doing before.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Inspector, K</hi>). On the night of May 23rd the pri
<lb/>soner was brought in by Knowles—he said, "I wish to give myself up for wilfully setting fire to 27, Driffield Road"—I cautioned him, and then I took his statement down in writing—he said, "I, Thomas Charles Butler, aged 40, of 27, Driffield Road, Bow, do say I did wilfully set fire to 27, Driffield Road, Bow, the front room upstairs, by lighted matches, which I threw on the bedclothes. No other person was present. When I saw it was well alight I left the house and let it burn. As I left the house I said to Mrs. Nicholls, the landlady, 'I have set fire to the house.' "—I read it over to him and he signed it—he had been drinking but in my opinion he knew perfectly well what he was doing and saying.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990529-name-82" type="given" value="CHARLOTTE"/>CHARLOTTE NICHOLLS</persName> </hi>. I live at 27, Driffield Road, Bow—the prisoner was a lodger in the front room upstairs with his wife—I do not remember his saying anything to me about the fire on his leaving the house—I heard people shouting—I was going to run upstairs, but returned to take care of the children—the firemen came—I do not know what the prisoner was doing then; I did not see him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The prisoner goes to work; he is married—I do not think his wife drinks very much.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990529-name-83" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL RIDDLE</persName> </hi>. I am the officer in charge of the Bethnal Green Fire Station—on the night of May 23rd I received a call to 27, Driffield Road; I found that a bed which had been burned had been extinguished by three strangers who were there—I saw the prisoner there; I asked him</p>
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<p>if he was the occupier and how it had occurred—I saw his pipe on the table, and asked him if he had been smoking in bed—he said, "Never mind; I will tell the police"—he looked as if he had been drinking—his wife was in the room then; she appeared to be sober—she did not say anything in his presence—I had to return the cause of the fire as "Unknown."</p>
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<interp inst="t18990529-name-84" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR HALL</persName> </hi> (65 K). I went to 27, Driffield Road; by that time the fire was out—I saw the prisoner and his wife; I asked him if he knew the cause of the fire—he replied, "I was out at the time"—he was under the influence of drink.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant, K</hi>). I was present when the prisoner was charged—he said, "I set fire to the place with intention: I have a drunken wife; I would cut her b——head off; I give myself up, either kill her or do something else"—he was strongly under the influence of drink then.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990529-name-86" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR HADDON</persName> </hi>. I live opposite 27, Driffield Road—I am a house decorator—I was in my room, and I saw a light in the house where the prisoner lives—I heard cries—I crossed the road—the front door was open—when I got upstairs I saw all the window curtains flaring—I took off part of the bedclothes and threw them on the floor, and then rushed into the street—when I was carrying the bedclothes out of the room I met the prisoner—he said, "Hold on, I want to sleep on those to-night"—I said, "You will not be able to sleep on these, mate."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, in his defence, said that he went to deep on his bed with his pipe alight, and the next he heard was people shouting and loud knocking at the door; after the fire was out he had some more drink, and that he did not remember making any statement to the police.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner received a good character from his employer, who said he would take him back into his employ.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FRANCIS SAGE</hi> (35)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18990529-418-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="wounding"/>to feloniously shooting at
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18990529-418-offence-2 t18990529-name-88"/>Albert Handley</persName>, with intent to do him grevious bodily harm</rs>, and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES STEWART</hi> (19)</persName>, to
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<interp inst="t18990529-418-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pervertingJustice"/>shooting at the same person, with in
<lb/>tent to evade his lawful arrest</rs>; Sage having been convicted of felony at this Court on December 14th, 1891.
<hi rend="italic">Seven other convictions were proved gainst Sage, including two terms of penal servitude</hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-418-18990529 t18990529-418-punishment-24"/>Three Years' Penal Servitude</rs>.</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-418-18990529 t18990529-418-punishment-25"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">BARTER SPILLER</hi> (34)</persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALFRED WEBSTER</hi> (16)</persName>
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<interp inst="t18990529-419-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="sodomy"/>, Committing an abominable crime.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t18990529-419-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BROMELY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Webster was recommended to mercy by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">SPILLER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-419-18990529 t18990529-419-punishment-26"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour. </rs> </hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WEBSTER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t18990529-419-punishment-27" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-419-18990529 t18990529-419-punishment-27"/>Four Months' Hard Labour</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">wednesday, May</hi>, 31
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1899.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. OOLE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRANTHAM</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COUNSEL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ERNEST MONICO</hi>. I am managing director to E. Manus, newspaper proprietor, Fleet Street—the prisoner told me in February that he would get me a large order from Mr. Purkis in connection with wringing machines, and on May 5th he gave me this order, "Please insert my advertisement"—(he had asked for something on account on March 25th, and there was a balance of 10s. on the last order: I gave him that and several other sums on the strength of the order)—I was rather suspicion& on account of the size of the order—I never saw him again, and com
<lb/>municated with the police—I went to the place, and Mr. Curtis was not there—I handed in an advertisement with this letter.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He has been my agent since January; he was paid by commission—he only brought one order—he got £25 from me on a previous order, and the man does not exist—no money has been stopped for what I advanced—this book (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) contains everything—I did not say to the prisoner on Saturday, "Do you want any money?" and make him an advance of money to be earned—he was to live on his com
<lb/>missions—he was agent solely for me—he mentioned each week that he had seen Mr. Curtis about it—I should not have advanced him money if I had not had the order of May 5th—he said nothing on May 5th, when he gave me the order, but on May 6th he said, "At last I have succeeded in getting Mr. Curtis's order"—he did not say, "You would do well to inquire into that"—I do not know whether it is in the prisoner's writing—I have a receipt from him for the £25—I think it is in that book; this is it—I have seen him write, and have received dozens of letters from him, but he took them away on Monday morning—he extracted them from my letter-box; he admitted that—I do not suggest that the orders are in his writing—when he brought the order he did not say, "I cannot vouch for this; it is a big order; you had better inquire about it"—these letters (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) relate to supposed calls on Mr. Curtis—the statement that he hoped to obtain orders from Mr. Curtis is true, and on the faith of that I hoped to get the orders from Mr. Curtis.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. When I parted with my money I thought it was a genuine order.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990529-name-95" type="given" value="ALBERT JAMES"/>ALBERT JAMES CURTIS</persName> </hi>. I live at 4, Queen's Mansions, West Ken
<lb/>sington—this order was not written or signed by me or by my authority—I authorised this advertisement to be put in a paper at the Brewers' Exhibition last year, but have not authorised the prisoner to put it in any paper.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner has called on me on several occasions—I did not tell him that I was going to give him a large order, or say any
<lb/>thing to lead him to believe it—I do not know that I told him I would not.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990529-name-96" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES MURPHY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective Inspector</hi>). On May 13th I saw the prisoner, and said, "Is your name Higgins?"—he said, "Yes"—I said, "I</p>
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<p>am a police-officer," and showed him the forged order, and said, "Did you hand that to Mr. Monico?"——he said, "Yes"—I said, "I have made inquiries, and find it is false"—he said, "It is no use arguing the matter here; I will wait till I get before the Magistrate."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He did not tell me from whom he got the order—he gave me some information in Holloway Prison about somebody named Wiley, and I made inquiries, but could not find him—it was an empty house, and the police traced the person who lived there previously—the prisoner gave me more than one address, and I tried be all of them, but he was not known—they were public-houses where he might be met—the prisoner asked me to look for Wiley on the 23rd, and I received infor
<lb/>mation on the 24th—the arrest was on the 13th.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I am aware that in the cells a notice is put up, stating that if any man wants witnesses called he oan have them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, in his defence, stated that the prosecutor always asked him on Saturdays what he wanted as commission on any prospective business, which was a common practice in advertising; that he Was trying to get Mr. Cartis's business and other papers as well, and offered to do it for 12 or 15 per cent, cheaper, which would have amounted to about £1.000; and saw him about a dozen times about it; and that he received the order from Witey, who was on intimate terms with Mr. Curtis, and that tltey agreed to share the commission; that Wiley had given him a false order, having been getting money out of him all along, and defrauding him; and that he told the prosecutor to verify the order, because he had not got it direet from Mr. Curtis.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">A. J. CURTIS</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). The prisoner stated that he could do my business cheaper—this order was never brought to me for inquiry,—I was in Birmingham at the time.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">E. MONICO</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). There was a clerk in the office when I was a way, and the prisoner was the outside clerk.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18990529-423-offence-1 t18990529-name-99"/>Frank Calen</persName> </rs>.
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosected.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18990529-423-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-423-18990529 t18990529-423-punishment-28"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18990529-424-offence-1 t18990529-name-101"/>Edward Morris</persName>, with intent to do him grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GANZ</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990529-name-102" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990529-name-102" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990529-name-102" type="surname" value="MORRIS"/>
<interp inst="t18990529-name-102" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD MORRIS</persName> </hi>. I am a bootmaker, of 41, Essex Street, Mare Street, Hackney—on April 28th, about 1 a.m, I was going home down Mare Street, and when I reached Bayfordomen standinget I saw four w Stre at the corner—the prisoner was one of them—I walked past them, and when I had gone a few yards the prisoner came up to me and said, "I am going to smash every f——window in your house"—I said, "Go away; I do not want to know anything about you"—she is connected with my brother—she put her hand at the back of the head, and then" put a hat-pin right into my right eye, and said, "Take that," you
<hi rend="italic">sod</hi>"—</p>
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<p>she tried to do it again, but I put up my arm, and the pin went through my coat and touched my wrist—these are the pins (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—I came over faint; the other three women came towards us, and the prisoner dis
<lb/>appeared—I afterwards went to the Moorfields Eye Hospital, where I Was attended to—the injury to my eye is a severe one—I cannot see any
<lb/>thing at all.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The prisoner lived with my brother; she enticed him out of the Army.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by tlte Prisoner.</hi> I did not go down Bayford Street, and push up against you, or knock your hat off—I did not get the sack for stealing money from a tram when I was conductor.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990529-name-103" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990529-name-103" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990529-name-103" type="surname" value="MACLAREN"/>
<interp inst="t18990529-name-103" type="given" value="DUNCAN"/>DUNCAN MACLAREN</persName> </hi>. I am senior house-surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital—the prosecutor was brought there on April 28th; he had at injury to the front part of his eye, caused by some sharp instrument, which had gone through and injured the lens—the wound might have been caused by one of these pins—the lens has been partly removed; he will require a glass to get his vision—he was sober when he came to the hospital, I believe, but I did not see him till the day afterwards.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990529-name-104" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18990529-name-104" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HICKS</persName> </hi> (58 J). I took these hat-pins out of the prisoner's band on the night of April 28th—she said, "Why have you taken the hat-pins from me?"—I said, "I have reason for doing so"—she said, "I suppose that is my f—P—'s brother; I will blind him in the ther eye before I have done with him"—when charged she said, "I did not do it; he struck me first."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's statement before tlte Magistrate</hi>: "I am very sorry for what has occurred, but if the prosecutor had not come up and insulted me, it would not have happened. He struck me in the face twice and pushed me by the shoulder."</p>
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<interp inst="t18990529-424-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thirteen convictions were proved against her for drunkness, abusive language, indecent exposures, and ass tutting the police.—
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<interp inst="t18990529-424-punishment-29" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, May</hi> 31
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1899</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18990529-425-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18990529-425-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/> Feloniously forging an endorsement on an order for payment of £25, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROOTH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SANDERSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990529-name-106" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990529-name-106" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990529-name-106" type="surname" value="BARTLETT"/>
<interp inst="t18990529-name-106" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BARTLETT</persName> </hi>. I am a boy messenger, of 56, Ranelagh Roadr Pimlico—on May 1st I was called to the Gaiety Buffet, where I saw the prisoner and another man—one of them said, "Take this to 29, Fins
<lb/>bury Circus, and wait for an answer," handing me a letter—I went and saw Mr. Weedon, and gave him the letter—he gave me a letter, which I took back to the Buffet, and handed to one of the men—I told them that he gentleman said he could not give me the money, as the signature was not on the back of the cheque—he paid me, and I went away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I said before the Magistrate that the other man gave roe the envelope, and then later on I said it was the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990529-name-107" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990529-name-107" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
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<interp inst="t18990529-name-107" type="given" value="PLEGR AM"/>PLEGR AM WEEDON</persName> </hi>. I am manager of Rodocanachi and Son, bankers</p>
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<p>29, Finsbury Circus—Mr. McCarty, of Athens, is a client of ours—he has a son, Alexander McCarty, who is in London now, and was on May 1st—I remember the boy messenger coming on that day, and giving me an envelope, which contained a draft on us for £25, to the order of Alexander McCarty—it was unendorsed and unstamped—I gave him a verbal answer, and returned him the cheque—in the course of the afternoon the prisoner came and produced this cheque for payment—it was in the same condition—I told him it must be endorsed if he wanted the money for it—he talked English—I gave him another document, marked "B," which I attached to the one marked "A," and required him to endorse it as it now appears—this is a crossed cheque—I believe he said it was no use, as he had no banking account—as it had to go through a bank and he wanted the money, he endorsed the original cheque—the draft attached to that order does not require endorsement—the original requires endorsement—he endorsed them both—I gave him a cheque then to the cashiers of the Bank of England for £25—I retained Exhibits A and B after I gave him cash—I am certain the prisoner is the man who endorsed this cheque—he did it at our counter.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I said before the Magistrate: "In accordance with oar custom I gave him this draft marked 'B,' and then I was asked further about that, and said I was not sure, and that I did not send the cheq'ie 'B' back by the messenger boy,"—we refused to pay the cheque in the form in which it was presented—the boy wanted the money in bank-notes—I will not swear that I did not send it back by the messenger boy, but I am positive I did not—he endorsed them in my presence—I re
<lb/>freshed my memory after thinking the matter over—we do not have a great many of these drafts.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990529-name-108" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18990529-name-108" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WAKELING</persName> </hi>. I am clerk at Messrs. Rodocanachi—I saw the prisoner there, on May 1st, sign something at the counter.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had a good look at him—the manager came out of the private office, and asked him to affix a penny stamp and endorse it—he had not got a penny stamp, and laid down a half-crown on my desk; and the manager said, "Put it back in your pocket," and he went to the desk and got out a stamp—in the meantime the prisoner went to the counter and wrote something—I went on with my work, and then the manager came back, and I believe he or the prisoner affixed a penny stamp—this is the draft on the Bank of England (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>); it is in my handwriting and endorsed.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990529-name-109" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990529-name-109" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18990529-name-109" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MCLEAN</persName> </hi>. I am a cashier at the Bank of England—on May 1st this open cheque was presented—it was written on before it was handed to me—I paid it in sovereigns—I cannot swear to the prisoner's face.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I believe he is the man.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990529-name-110" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990529-name-110" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990529-name-110" type="surname" value="MCCARTY"/>
<interp inst="t18990529-name-110" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER MCCARTY</persName> </hi>. I am the son of L. McCarty—this document is in his writing—it is an original warrant—the endorsement "Alexander McCarty" is not my signature, nor is this Exhibit B or this draft on the Bank of England—I never authorised anybody to sign them—this draft was never in my possession.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990529-name-111" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990529-name-111" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18990529-name-111" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS ABBOTT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector, City</hi>). On May 18th I met the pri
<lb/>soner in New Oxford Street—I said, "lama police-officer; on the 1st</p>
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<p>of this month you sent a boy messenger from the Gaiety Buffet with a cheque to 29, Finsbury Circus, he boy returned without the money; you afterwards presented it yourself, and obtained an open cheque on the Bank of England for.£25"—a few minutes after the boy messenger came up—there were three there, and I said to him, "Can you recognise either of these three gentlemen?" and the boy picked the prisoner out without hesitation, saying, "That is the gentleman who gave me an envelope at the Gaiety Buffet"—I told him he would be charged—he said to the boy, "Don't you tell lies; you will have to swear that before a Judge and jury"—I told him not to intimidate the boy, and the charge was wade out
<lb/>on May 29th I saw him in the cells—he said, "I wish to give you some information; a man named Mikrowski, of 53, Howland Street, Tottenham Court Road, came to me at 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 29th, I was busy laying the table, and could only speak to him for a few minutes; he told me to meet him on Sunday at Arthur Street, New Ox
<lb/>ford Street; I did so; my young woman was with me; he showed me a piece of paper and threatened me with a revolver; it was loaded; he told ran to meet him; afterwardsl did so, and) he told me to address an en
<lb/>velope to 29, Finsbury Circus, and sent fur a boy messenger; Mikrowski and myself took a cab, and went to the Post Office near the Bank of England; we went inside; Mikrowski put the name on the cheque; we then went in the cab to 29, Finsbury Circus; he put a long coat and a high hat on me and told me to go inside, and get the money; I went in, and the gentleman gave me another cheque, and I gave it to Mikrowski, and he took it to the Bank of England, and he afterwards gave me £7"—163, Queen's Gate, is a private hotel, where the prisoner was employed as waiter.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I went to 53, Howland Street, and found a man name 1 Mikrowski—I told him the serious allegations the prisoner had made—he denied them.</p>
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<persName id="t18990529-name-112" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990529-name-112" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990529-name-112" type="surname" value="MCCARTY"/>
<interp inst="t18990529-name-112" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER MCCARTY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). 126, Queen's Gate Gardens is a private hotel—the prisoner was waiter there—I have spoken to him on business, and asked him for my letters—the mail comes in from Athens on Wednesdays and Saturdays as a rule—I was in the habit of receiving remittances from my father, and expected one then which I did not receive.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, in his defence, said that he was a Swiss, and that previous to May</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">he was a waiter at</hi> 126,
<hi rend="italic">Queen's Gate, Kensington; that Mikrowski called on him a few weeks back and arranged to meet him at</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">o'clock the following evening; that he saw him about 10; that he was with his young woman, who stood by; that Mikrowski drew a revolver from his pocket and. threatened him into secrecy; that he produced a paper, went to a public-house, and then parted', that the following day he went with Mikrowski, and said, "Do you. know Mr. McCarty?" He said, "Yes," and inquired what he was doing; that while in a cab he said he was too warm, and gave him his overcoat to put on: that they went to (lie Gaiety Buffet, where he addressed an envelope, at Mikrowski's dictation, to Rodocanachi and Sons</hi>, 29,
<hi rend="italic">Fins-bury Circus, and put something in it, and told him to tell a boy messenger to ask to be paid in</hi> £5
<hi rend="italic">notes; that the boy returned without the cash, as the paper was not endorsed; they tool-a cab to Lthbury Post-office, and heasked</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">him to sign a paper without seeing it. to which he demurred, and he wrote the letters of the alphabet down for him to copy; thai at Lothbury he went into a bank, and he spoke to a clerk, who refused to cash it, because it was a crossed cheque; that he went to</hi> 29,
<hi rend="italic">Finsbury Circus, and came out at</hi> 3,50,
<hi rend="italic">and then went to the Bank of England, and Mikrowski went in, and came out, and said that he did not get it paid, as the signature differed; that Mikrotvski gave him</hi> £7,
<hi rend="italic">as he had previously lent him money.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18990529-425-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">He then pleaded guilty to a conviction at this Court on February</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th</hi> 1897,
<hi rend="italic">in the name of
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<join result="nameAlias" targOrder="Y" targets="t18990529-name-113 t18990529-alias-1"/>Rodina Copelino</rs> </persName>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-425-18990529 t18990529-425-punishment-30"/>Three Tears' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, June</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1899.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Grantham.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DRAKE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HARRISON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18990529-name-115" type="given" value="BEATRICE MART"/>BEATRICE MART CUNNIKOTON</persName> </hi> I am single, and keep a boarding school for ladies at Southgate House, Devizes—my mother lives there with me—the prisoner came to me as French master on September 28tb—he produced several certificates—I have not seen them since—he paid me great attention, and at the end of October we became engaged to be married, subject to the consent of my brother—it was to be private at the prisoner's request, till Christmas—he at first refused to take any salary, but I would not accept that—he was to give about theee lessons a week, and I was to pay him £6 in three months, and I also undertook to procure him other pupils not connected with the school, which I did—he had lodgings in Devizes—he did not speak English very much—one of his reasons for coming was to learn English—he was very well received in the neighbourhood—he told me he had a great many influential friends, and that his father was a large landed farmer, a beetroot grower—that on his marriage he would come into an in
<lb/>heritance of £18,000 from his mother—that he was a bachelor and 28 years old—he wanted to purchase a house in the neighbourhood, and ultimately he wanted to take Fair View, which I believe on our marriage he intended to settle on me—it was not arranged whether we should give up my school—Fair View is about half a mile from where we live—he was going to purchase it for £3,000—he returned to France about the end of November, he said to arrange his money matters—while he was away my French classes were taken by nn English governess who had previously., taken them—the prisoner invited my brother and I to go over and "visit his people after Christmas, and we went over to France on December 31st—we went to Mario les Bains near Dunkirk—we were next day in
<lb/>troduced to the prisoner's brother-in-law who had married his sister, M. Giudrillier—the prisoner told us that M. Caudrillier had a large boys school at St. Mario, but I have since found out that he is the postmaster there—we saw very little of him; we saw him at the station, and again in the evening at the post office, where we saw his wife; she presided there—the prisoner told us that he had to preside over the post office, that</p>
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<p>it was a very important one, and only six others like it in France—on January 2nd we went to Lille, where we were to meet the pri
<lb/>soner's father, but a telegram came and said that the prisoner's stepmother was ill, and that his father was unable to meet us, and we returned to England—he said that his father's Christian name was Florentine—he was supposed to live about 14 miles from Lille—he-does live at La Neuville—while we were in France the prisoner showed me a certificate, which purported to come from the Mayor. (
<hi rend="italic">This stated that the prisoner had appeared before the Mayor to rectify false infor
<lb/>mation given about him</hi>). He gave me to understand that he showed me that document to show that he was all right, and that all he said was true, butl had heard nostories to his discredit them—I returned to London with my brother and the prisoner on January 3rd—I did not see any promissory notes handed over at that time—I returned to Devizes; the prisoner came afterwards—when we were in Lille, about 8.30 a.m., a Madame Norris came into the hotel and bad some conversation with my brother and I—she said that she and her two daughters were coming to Devizes, her daughters as pupils, and she was going to stay in the town—we have heard nothing of her since—the prisoner was present then—he undertook to find her lodgings in Devizes when she came—he said he had arranged for right pupils tocome—the prisoner was to pay me, and was to take all responsibility; he was to have a commission—I was to receive between £80 and £90 each per year—he gave me the names of several of the parents—I communicated with two of them—one wrote that M. Caudrillier knew that he had no daughter, and the other did not reply—the prisoner said the money was to be paid in advance, as it was usual in France to pay for one year—he said the money had been paid to his brother-in-law, M. Caudrillier, who would send it to him—on Thursday, March 12, I received a letter from France containing some promissory notes—I told the prisoner the letter had come addressed to Cunnington and I had opened it, did he know anything about them; there was no letter inside; it was registered—the prisoner said they were for him; he Said that they were notes that he had received for the money for the pupils, and some of his own as well—he said he could not have the notes unless the money had been deposited for him already—he sat down and rilled in four or five of the notes with signatures; he signed "Caudrillier"—I only examined two of them; they amounted to £40, I think—I asked him how he could use his brother-in-law's name, and he said he had empowered him to do so—I asked him why he did not fill in all the notes—he asked me to do so; I refused—this note (No. 10) I saw him fill up to my brother; "Mons. Joseph Cunnington"—he asked me if my brother would see about his changing his money in Eng
<lb/>land, because there was some difficulty about it—I said I was sure my brother would—the prisoner went to London by the mid-day express; he told me he was going to see my brother—he returned in the evening, and said he had seen my brother, but he did not say anyone else, that I re
<lb/>member—the next day my brother came down to Devizes—I saw him give the prisoner a £200 Bank of England note—at this time the prisoner was very anxious to be married at once, and on January 23th I signed a marriage contract, which the prisoner wrote out</p>
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<p>at Devizes—(
<hi rend="italic">This stated that the marriage had been arranged between the prisoner and the witness, that the woman would be faithful to the man and the man to the woman, signed ly both parties</hi>)—it was sent to La Neuville for publication—the prisoner said that was a form of making an engagement in France—no date was fixed for the marriage—on January 30th I had a letter from my brother from Lille—I did not know that he had gone to France till I had that letter—I then saw the prisoner—I told him that my 'brother was in Lille; that he had been to see his father; that his father had told my brother that the prisoner was a married man; that he had threatened to strangle his wife, and thai he had deserted her—I did not say anything about the certificate which the prisoner had given me from the Mayor of La Neuville—I broke off the engagement immediately—he said it was not true—inquiries were made about him, and these proceedings taken—he stayed in the town for two days, and left on February 1st—our house stands in its own grounds; the nearest house is about 200 or 300 yards off—on the night of February 21st I was awakened by some noise I could not account for; I looked out of the window—I be
<lb/>lieve the prisoner knew where my bedroom was—I saw a rope thrown up over an iron balcony, which is outside my bedroom window—I went to another window, and saw the prisoner near the porch arranging what looked like a wire-rope (Produced), and hitch it on to the balcony—it was a very bright moonlight night—I did not wait to see him climb—I rang a large alarm bell, which is fastened outside the house—there was a fire near and a good many people heard the bell, but they did not come be
<lb/>cause they thought it was for the fire—we could not see anything of the prisoner afterwards—the next morning the cook brought me a long rope—there was a knot at one end and a loop at the other—it had never been seen on our premises before—the day before that I received a telegram, which was supposed to come from my brother, but he did not send it—I also received a great many letters (Produced) threatening mo—this one was wrilten by the prisoner—I know his writing very well</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined (Interpreted</hi>). I wrote two letters just before you were taken prisoner, but no others—I did write this one (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>), and I wrote one to find out where you were, as I was afraid not to know; and another when you weie in prison, to say I could have no more to do with you—the engagement was broken off' on the last Monday in January—I wrote this letter because I did not wish to receive any more letters: "Sir, all your letters to me and all mine to you will, from this date be stopped by my brothers. I do not know what is taking place. I shall receive no letters from you, nor shall I write any to you until you have seen my brothers, and proved your honour to them. Yours truly;
<hi rend="smallCaps">BEATRICE CUNNINGTON</hi>. March 8th"—I spoke to you once from the balcony and told you you would not be allowed into the house—I never told you it was necessary to frighten my brother in order to get permission for me to write to you—about a fortnight ago the post-master brought back a postal order which had been sent in my name to a person I know nothing about—a letter accompanied it—it'was sent by you—I did not take the money; it was not mine—I went to Bath with you to have a riding lesson before Christmas, and you changed a note, a</p>
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<p>piece of green paper for either 25fr. or 30fr., for which you received £1—that is the only occasion I know of your changing a French bank note—I wrote to you once because I was afraid of your coming to Devizes—I do not rememlier you introducing me to Madame Caudrillier as your future wife—I think your sister knew, because she wrote to me, or I had a letter purporting to come from her—I do not understand French very well—I did not see any of your friends at Lille—I do not see my brother every Saturday—I do not know if you sent your photo and mine to a paper at La Neuville—I saw an envelope, but not the address on it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Nobody dictated the letters to me which I wrote after the engagement was broken off—ray brother knew of them.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990529-name-116" type="given" value="JOSKPH SMITII"/>JOSKPH SMITII CUNNINGTON</persName> </hi>. I am an electrical engineer, of 93, St. Martin's Lane—the last witness is my sister—I first met the prisoner at the beginning of November last—in his presence my lister told me she
<lb/>was engaged to him—he afterwards produced this certificate, purpoiting to come from the Mayor of La Neuville—he told me he had £18,005 from his stepmother, due on his marriage or when he was 30—on De-cember 31st I went over to France with my sister to meet the prisoner; we went and saw Madame Caudrillier and her husband—we went on to Lisle, with the intention of visiting the parents, but we received a tele
<lb/>gram, saying that the prisoner's stepmother was dangerously ill with paralysis of the heart, and that stopped us from going, and we all three re
<lb/>turned to London—my sister was introduced to Madame Caudrillier as the prisoner's fiance—on our return to England the prisoner produced these two notes to me, on January 3rd or 4th—one is for 500fr. and the other for 586fr.—he said that his brother-in-law had agreed to finance him, and that his brother-in-law had signed the two promissory notes—I gave him £12 for one of them—he wished to pay mine and my sister's expenses to France, and he gave me that bill in payment—he asked for the balance—the other bill was for money owing to my mother—no charge was made for discounting these bills—I paid two of these notes into my bank when they were due—they were not honoured—I received them back on January 26th—I wrote to the prisoner, and told him that they had been dishonoured—he was in Devizes then—I also told him that the drawer declared that he had not signed it—he paid me the two hills
<lb/>two days afterwards—he paid one to my mother, and the other to me—I know Mr. Noel Griffiths, a barrister—he was in my office on January 12th—the prisoner came in—he had five other bills—one was filled up complete, and the others had not the amounts filled up, but were signed—these are the documents—I said, "Are these your brother-in-law's bills signed by him?"—he said that they were—previously he had said that his brother-in-law was going to pay for pupils at my sister's school—I understood it was to comethroughhim—I asked him if the bills were for the fees—he said, "No"—he wanted me to cash them—he told me his brother-in-law had sent them—he said he had to pay a deposit on Fair View with the £200 I was going to give him—I took the notes to my bank that day—I have not cashed them at all; I wish I could—the next day I went to the Credit Lyonnais, and on the 13th I went to Devizes—the prisoner bad gone down on the 12th—I gave him the £200 note in the evening—he did not give me a receipt for it then; he did subsequently—I first became sus
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<p>of him when the first two bills were returned—I went over to France with Mr. Noel Griffiths on January 29th to see the prisone's father at La Neuville—I had a photo of the prisoner with me—I showed it to his father, who is a small farmer; he does not look like a large landed proprietor;. he lives in a small cottage—then we went to Marlo les Bains, near Dunkirk, and saw Madame Caudrillier, the prisoner sister—I had the five forged notes with me—she saw the signatures—I was shown a large post-office book, with signatures in it, which pur
<lb/>ported to be those of the husband Caudrillier—I compared them with the signatures on the bills—I had often seen the prisoner write before—the signatures in the book and those on the bills were not alike at all—I. went to France again about a fortnight ago, and again saw M. Caudriller—he signed this letter (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) in my presence, and also this document—I have received this other letter from him since—I went to France the second time, because my sister was engaged to the prisoner—I heard he was already married, and I had a very bad account of him from the Mayor, and I was obliged to go—I tried to get M. Caudrillier to come over—I have received letters from the prisoner since—I have seen him write many times—this (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) is a letter I have received from him—I have never been paid on these promissory notes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Yuu gave me a receipt for the £200 on January 16th—I could not read it all; I could not understand it—I do not know French sufficiently—the words "On Loan" were not on it then—the receipt was written in my presence—I did not ask you to put "On Loan" on it—I have not asked for my money back—you offered to pay £10 a month, but you have not done so—the money was an advance—I asked for a receipt, because the money was not due for a month, and you might have disputed that you bad had it—I wrote to your brother-in-law about the 22nd, and he told me the notes were all forged—I do rot know that the officials in France are prohibited from answer
<lb/>ing any questions—you remained in my sister's house till I found you out; it may have been three weeks—I have a letter from Caudrillier, in which he says I ought to arrest you—I did not ask you for the money, because I knew you had not got it—you did not refuse to take bail at Marlborough Street, bail was refused you—I took a warrant out for your arrest the day after you saw my sister on the balcony—I continued to write nice letters to you to facilitate your arrest—I bad to catch you somehow—you asked me to meet you at Ostend—I did not go because I was not a. fool—I prosecuted you for forgery and threats—I heard that your photo had been sent to France to be published in a newspaper—it was certainly a silly thing to do.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I received this letter from Caudrillier. (Read: "Feb ruary 17th, 1899. Marlo
<lb/>les-Bains. Dear Sir,—We much regret that you should have advanced Pierre Collette 500fr. The notes which you showed me are complete forgeries, as I have proved to you. We never accept anything of his; you should have had him arrested on your return") I also got this paper from Caudrillier. (
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>: "Joseph Cunnington against Pierre Collette.—In reply to your inquiry, I certify most dis
<lb/>tinctly that none of the promissory notes drawn upon me, which were handed to me for the sum of £40 bear, my signature, and that</p>
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<p>M. P. Collette never had any authority from me to append my signature.)—that was drawn up in the presence of a French barrister, and signed by; M. Caudrillier in his presence, and in the presence of Mr. Harris, my solicitor, and myself—on the third occasion when we wont to Marlo-les Bains M. Caudrillier wrote: "It is impossible for me to go to London, so I send you this note."—I saw him sign that, and so did my solicitor.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990529-name-117" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GUERIN</persName> </hi>. I am an expert in handwriting—
<lb/>1 have been habitually employed by the Treasury and the officers at Scotland Yard for many yeais past—I have compared the letter and envelope from the prisoner (Exhibits, 13 and 13a) with the promissory notes 6, 7, 8, and 10, purporting to be signed by Caudrillier, all the notes—both the bodies of those bills as well as the signatures are all in one handwriting—I have no doubt that the handwriting which has been proved to be the prisoner's is exactly the same as on the four bills—the document which has been proved to "besigned by Caudrillier is nothing like the" Caudrillier" on the four promissory notes—I can give my reasons for my opinion.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There is a strong resemblance to your own writing in the forged bills.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990529-name-118" type="given" value="NORL"/>NORL GRIFFITHS</persName> </hi>. I am a barrister-at-law; I am not practising now—I live at 30, Montague Street, Russell Square—Mr. Joseph Cunning
<lb/>ton is a friend of mine—I was in his office on January 12th, where I saw the prisoner, who produced five promissory notes—they were notfilled up; they were signed by M. Caudrillier—the prisoner asked Mr. Cunnnington to give him £200; Mr. Cunnington asked if the signature was that of his brother in-law; the prisoner said it was—the prisoner then filled in the bills—towards the end of January I went over to France with the prosecutor; we had a photo of the prisoner with us—we went to La Neuville, and saw the prisoner's fatl er, who is a small farmer—we then went and saw the prisoner's sister, Madame Caudrillier, at Mario les-Bains—the prosecutor Produced these five promissory notes to her, and she pro
<lb/>duced a post-office book containing signatures purporting to be signatures of T. Caudrillier—I compared them with the signatures on the promissory notes—in my opinion they were not in the same writing—I did not go to France again.'</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant C</hi>). About 3 a.m. on April 18th I received the prisoner into custody at Dover from the Belgian police on extradition process—I told him T was a police-officer, and I read the war
<lb/>rant to him—he said, "It is not a forgery; it was only a loan"—I took him to London, where he was charged—I searched him, and found on him, amongst other things, 25 promissory notes, some partly filled up; some were signed "T. Caudrillier," and some were quite blank—also a certifi
<lb/>cate purporting to be signed by the Mayor of La Neuville, and a cheque-book with the six blank cheques in it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Crossexcammed.</hi> You had also a gun licence and an hotel bill.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990529-name-120" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED HAHRIS</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, of 15, Great Marlborough Street, W., and am the prosecutor's solicitor—I went to France with him about May 5th—that was his third visit—I saw M. Caudrillier—I could not understand him very well; he spoke in French, rather quickly—next day we went to see him with a French barrister, and I saw M. Caudrillier sign his name to this letter (No. 15).</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> That is the original letter—it is in my clerk's writing, but the signature is Caudrillier's.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I was told that Madame Caudrillier was employed as post-mistress, and that her husband was employed at a French Board school.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, in his defence, said that the money was a loan, for which he gave a receipt; that the prosecutor never asked for his money back, and that he (the prisoner) was ready to pay the £200, as he had £317 at his disposal; that although Caudrillerir said that the prisoner wrote tlte bills, he did not say that they were forgeries, or that he would not meet them; that Caudrillier had no authority to communicate with England, as he was an assistant at th: post-office; that even a French Magistrate is prohibited from interrogating a postmaster, and how, therefore, could the prcseecutor do so; and that he was only prosecuted for vengeance.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18990529-426-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">There were two other indictments against the prisoner, on efor another bill and one for threatening to murder. He had written several letters to Miss Cunnington, threatening to kill her.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-426-18990529 t18990529-426-punishment-31"/>Three Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">An order for compensation to the extent of £50 was made.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, June</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1899.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Donovan.</hi> When the police made inquiries I said that it was 26s. 2d.—I paid 10d. for a meat bill before I went into the public-house—I changed a sovereign when I bought the meat—I went into the house about 1.30 or 2 o'clock, and was there about 10 minutes.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Waller.</hi> I went into the urinal by myself, and Buckley came in 2 or 3 seconds afterwards—you unmercifully knocked me down.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I said that it was about 2 o'clock, but I made a mis
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Waller.</hi> I did not. see you go into the yard; I was in the private bar—I saw no blow struck in the yard.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Westminster Gazette</hi>—I was going home on Saturday evening, May 13th, and went into a urinal at the bottom of North Street
<lb/>three men came in
<lb/>the prisoner is one—he and another man stood in the doorway as I was going out and got hold of my mnoney
<lb/>a struggle ensued—I was knocked down by a blow behind my ear, and there is a terrible mark on my leg now, and I could scarcely run—I had a cornet case in my hand—I clutched it, but they took my nurse—they ran out, and I followed—they passed the purse between them—I caught hold of the prisoner and said, "Let me have my money, and one of them struck me on my head—they went down Winchester Street, and the prisoner said, "If you follow me up here, you will get some thing"—he jumped over a Guilder's yard wall—I called, "Stop thief! and a bricklayer's mm caught him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined bythe. Prisoner.</hi> I went out of the urinal first—you took the purse out of my pocket with your right hand.</p>
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<lb/>at about 9 p.m. on May 13th I heard cries of "Stop thief!" and I saw the prisoner running—I can across the road and stopped him—he said,—Don t stop me; I have not got it; the others have got it"—I had said nothing about the purse.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You did not say to me, "Is there anyone running round here? There is a man who has lost his purse."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>: I am perfectly innocent.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He then Pleaded Guilty to a conviction of felony at Clerkenwell on April 21st 1897; other convictions were proved against him.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursaday, June</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1899.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ABRAHAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecutedy and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ARTHUR GILL</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">LIONEL LINDO ALEXANDER</hi>. I am a jobber on the Stock Exchange—on April 26th I met the prisoner on the Stock Exchange—he asked me the price of shares of the Anaconda Mining Company—I quoted him a price, 13 5/16 or,£13 6s. 3d. a share—he said, "I will buy 50 shares of you"—the total was.£665 12s. 6d.—I asked him the name, knowing his face—he replied "J. H. Watts"—Mr. Watis is a member of the House and a dealer—the bargain was checked, as usual, by my checking clerk—Mr. Watts denies that he checked it—I next saw the prisoner on May 3rd—he asked me to quote a price of 50 Anacondas, and purchased 50 at 13 1/8—the, contract was for £665 5s.—he reminded me that he had purchased a few days back 50 other shares in the name of J. H. Watts—there was no rise, but a little dividend had to come off the price—the bargain had to be cleared on the night of May 10th—finding no return made to the Clearing House on the morning of the 11th, I instituted inquiries to ascer
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The shares have not since been at a higher price—I hope I may make a profit—I should have delivered the shares to him on the settling day—there is no contract note between brokers and dealers the shares are to bearer—I should hand them over for Mr. Watts' cheque—the Clearing House act in the same way as bankers—the pur
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<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—I only know Watts by sight.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I did not inquire whether the prisoner was Watts, or his authorised clerk; I believed him—if he had said he was the authorise clerk I should have booked the bargain, thinking he had authority to transact the business.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I believed he was giving the name of his employer, a member of the House—the prisoner came to me again on May 19th—the shares had gone up—he asked me to book the old bargain to Miller and Llewellyn—I asked him if he was with them, and he said, "Yes"—I asked him if he was authorised by them—he said, "No"—while I was looking for Miller and Llewellyn he was taken upstairs to the secretary's office—I am not prosecuting—I have made a slight profit.</p>
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<lb/>deal, and I asked him, "How many?"—he said £200, but he was unable to give over 1/8 for them—I sold him the shares at 12£—I said, "What name?"—he said, "Francis"—I said, "What initial?"—he said either "R. 6." or "A. G."—I booked them, leaving out the initial till I could "fish" it out next day—the indebtedness for the 200 shares was £2,42—I tried to check the bargain the next day, but was unsuccessful—I took up the shares on settling day at a loss of about £175—on the 19th I went, with other members of the House who had suffered, to the seeretary's office—I saw the prisoner there.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990529-name-146" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED GREEN</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the secretary's office of the London Stock Exchange—J. H. Watts, A. G. Francis, and R. J. Francis are members—there is a Mr. Chambers—I do not think it is William—the prisoner was not an authorised clerk to deal on the Stock Exchange—he was a clerk of Lionel Llewellyn—on May 19th his certificate was sus
<lb/>pended—there are about 4,000 members of the House—each member is entitled to one authorised and two unauthorised clerks.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990529-name-147" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR PENTIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Police Inspector</hi>). I arrested the prisoner on May 19th—he said, "All I have to say is that I dealt to the amount; I have made nothing by this; of course, I expected the shares to have
<lb/>risen; instead of that, they fell."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi> submitted tluit this case was not case of obtaining credit to within the meaning of the 13th Section of the Debtors Act of the securities purchased were to be paid for by cash on delivery on the settlement day (See Reg. v. Peters, 16 Cox, p. 40); secondly, that there was, in fast, no contract between the prosecutors and the prisoner, as the misrepresentation alleged vxis as to the identity of the party to the supposed contract (see Lindsey v. Cundy, L. R. 3, Appeal Cases, p. 465); and further: that if any credit at all was given it was given not to the defendant, but to thepersons named by him, viz, Watts, Francis and Chambers.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ABRAHAMS</hi> contended that any credit obtained by false pre
<lb/>tences was sufficient to bring this case within the section. The
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERJEANT</hi> held that tliere never was any contract between the prosecutors and the defendant, and that on the case for the prosecution the credit was given to the persons named by the defendant, and not to him, and thereupon directed a verdict of acquittal.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. C. MATHEWS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. C. F. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">L. REED</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Rossner, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DRUMMOND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for De Metz.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">During the progress of the case the prisoners withdraw their pleas, and stated in the hearing of the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">they were Guilty, whereupon the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">found them</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18990529-433-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—,
<hi rend="italic">Friday, June</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1899.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">And</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PERCIVAL</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HUGHES</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SANDS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18990529-name-156" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT FRISBY</persName> </hi> (378 K). I was stationed at Canning Town—on May 13th I was detailed for special duty inside the Royal Albert Music Hall, Canning Town—at 11.10 I was sent for to quell a disturbance in the upper circle—the prisoner was there with 3 or 4 other men, and said, "He is only a f-----police constable; who is he?" and struck me on my mouth—we closed, and the prisoner struck me again—we fell, and John
<lb/>son, the check-taker, came to my assistance—I got the prisoner to the top of the staircase, when he struck me on my mouth—Johnson had gone for another constable—I got him down the steps into the street at the back of the music hall, when he became very violent and threw himself to the ground, and commenced to stab me on my legs with something—there were 300 or 400 people round, throwing stones—his hand was striking; at my legs all the time—I could see something shining, but could not see what it was—the bottom parts of both legs of my trousers are cut (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—I am still off duty—Constable Collins came up—I said, "Look out! he is stabbing me in the legs"—my legs bled—Collins took the prisoner—I was pulled back into the crowd, and. did not see the prisoner again until I got inside the music hall—I was taken to the station and attended to, and then taken home on an ambu
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> One of the caretakers in the Hall fetched me to the disturbance.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">K T</hi>). I was on special duty inside the Hall; near the front door—I was sent for to assist Frisby, and went to the Burnbam Street entrance—I found the prisoner in Frisby's custody on his back on the pavement—Frisby was standing—there was a large crowd, and Frisby said, "Look out! he is stabbing me with a knife"—somebody caught hold of Frisby from behind and threw him on one side—at the same time I received a blow across my arm—the prisoner escaped for a few moments—I did not lose sight of him, and followed him—I had seen his right hand going in this fashion at Frisby's leg—I could not see anything in his hand—he went towaros Barking Boad—I got up with him, drew my truncheon, and struck at his shoulder, but hit him on the head—with Ponsford's assistance, a plain
<lb/>clothes constable, I got him to the station, where he was charged and searched—no knife was found—he made no reply when charged with cutting and wounding—I knew him well, so that if I had lost sight of him, I should have had no difficulty in identifying him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had him well in view—I did not see him throw anything away—there were a good
<lb/>many rough characters in the crowd—I have no doubt of the man.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There was a crowd about when he was running towards me—he was about 10 yards off when I saw him—I did not see him drop anything.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<lb/>thing to him that I did not hear, and the prisoner struck him on his face—I went to his assistance., and the prisoner struck him another blow on his face, knocking his head against the wall—Frisby told me to go down for Collins—I went, and saw nothing more.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw nothing in the prisoner's hand when he sturck Frisby.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Three convictions were proved against him.—
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I did not treat five or six men in the public-house—I did not go and sit down by you and say, "My old man.
<hi rend="italic">Jack</hi> Davies, has been knocking me about, and I will not live with him"—I did not say that I had no money, and ask you to pawn a chain for the—you did not say that you would try to do so.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">The Prisioner's statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "This woman said, 'We will pawn this, and have a
<hi rend="italic">booze</hi>, and go off together, and leave my
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<hi rend="italic">The Prisioner, in his defence, stated that he was in the Queen's Head when the women came in, and gave him and his friends a drink, and asked him to pawn the chain, and than asked him to go away with her: that he tried to pawn the chain, but the shop was closed; that the returned to the women and took her home, and she gave him the chain to have a booze.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> It is possible for a man with only one hand to lift this drum of oil—I have done it myself—I saw you pulling the truck, and shut the door.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Smith.</hi> I was not asked at the Police-court whether I recognised you.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Corss-examined by Wondward.</hi> I saw you search the prosecutor's pocket—I cannot swear in whose hand I saw the watch—I know you were there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Desmond.</hi> You rand down white Horse Street, and when I called the constable you ran into commerical Road with other three—I said I saw a man with ginger hair standing by Dr. Phillips, and two others who work in my shop can prove it—you were in a motley coloured coat.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector, H</hi>). At about 4.30 on May 20th I saw Desmond at the Commercial Street Police-station—I told him he would be charged with being concerned, with otheres in custody, in assaulting and robbing a gentleman in Commercial Road on Friday last—he said, "All right"—he was identified by one constable and Battle—when the charge was read over to him he said, "I know nothing about it, I can prove where I was all that day; I was in bed; My landlady and a young woman named Maud Simmons can prove where I was"—I was at Arbour Street Police-Station when Windward was brought in—while being searched this piece of paper fell from his pocket; it was Desmon's address—he was asked what it referred to, and he denied all knowledge of it—I spoke to Detectives Bevers and Tyson, and Desmont was detained—I was at Worship Street Police-court on May 25th at about 4 O'clock; Smith was there, amongst 7 others, and he was identified by Police-constable Bryant—he made no reply—he was wearing a P. and O. cap.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Smith.</hi> Three witnesses cam to identify you; they had difficulty in recognising you—I was standing about a yard from you—the constable touched you—you were not the only man with a P. and O. cap.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi> The Constable said, "This is the man"</p>
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<interp inst="t18990529-name-189" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN LESSON</persName> </hi> (282 H). On May 19th, about 12) O'clock, I was in Leman Street, Whitechapel—I saw the prisoners with another man—I had seen them before—I cannot say toegther—on May 26th I picked out Desmond, and on May 27th I picked out Smith at the back of the Thames Police-station—that is about a quarter of an hour's walk from Dr. Phillips'.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Windward.</hi> I did not follow you in Leman Street—I watched you all out of sight.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Desmand.</hi> I saw you with the others.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Smith.</hi> I knew you quite well when I identified you by seein you in the niehgbourhood—I have known you some years.</p>
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