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<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</p>
<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>MOORE, MAYOR.</p>
<p>ELEVENTH SESSION, HELD SEPTEMBER 12TH, 1899</p>
<p>MINUTES OF EVIDENCE,</p>
<p>TAKEN IN SHORT-HAND BY</p>
<p>JAMES DROVER BARNETT</p>
<p>AND</p>
<p>ALEXANDER BUCKLER,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>ROLLS CHAMBERS, No. 89, CHANCERY LANE.</p>
<p>THE POINTS OF LAW AND PRACTICE</p>
<p>REVISED AND EDITED BY</p>
<p>EDWARD T. E. BESLEY, ESQ., Q.C.,</p>
<p>OF THE MIDDLE TEMPLE, BARRISTER-AT-LAW.</p>
<p>LONDON:</p>
<p>STEVENS AND SONS, LIMITED, 119, CHANCERY LANE,</p>
<p>Law Booksellers and Publishers.</p>
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<p>THE</p>
<p>WHOLE PROCEEDINGS</p>
<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>OYER AND TERMINER AND GAOL DELIVERY</p>
<p>FOR</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>AND GAOL DELIVERY FOR THE</p>
<p>COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX AND THE PARTS OF THE COUNTIES OF ESSEX, KENT, AND SURREY WITHIN THE JURISDICTION</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT,</p>
<p>Held on Tuesday, September 12th, 1899, and following days,</p>
<p>Before the Kight 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="t18990912-name-2" type="given" value="JOHN WHITTAKER"/>JOHN WHITTAKER ELLIS</persName> </hi>, Bart.; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE F. FAUDEL PHILLIPS</hi>, Bart, G.C.I.E., Aldermen of the said City; the Right Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t18990912-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="t18990912-name-5" type="given" value="WALTER VAUGHAN"/>WALTER VAUGHAN MORGAN</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS VEZY STRONG</hi>, Esq.,;
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS BOOR CROSBY</hi>, Esq., M.D., 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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<p>Lieut.-Col.
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">CLARENCE RICHARD HASLE, ESQ</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Under-Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MOORE, MAYOR. ELEVENTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<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 figrures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, September</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1899.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<p> 565.
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<p>566.
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<p>567.
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<p> 568.
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<p>569.
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<interp inst="t18990912-569-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/> to stealing two post letters, value 4s. each, the property of the Postmaster General, while employed under the Post Office.—</rs>
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<p>570.
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. VAUGHAN-RODERICK</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<p>receipt books,
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>—they are similar to the ones supplied by the prisoner—he wrote to us, and said that he had used no other receipts, and that the blank receipts in his possession were the only ones which had been used—he had no authority to upe any other—this (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) is not one of our receip, tsit has been printed by somebody else—it is signed by the prisoner—he ought to have accounted to us for that money—since he has been charged he has admitted that he collected this £5—he ought to have accounted for it to us in the account ending March 22nd—I re
<lb/>ceived this letter from him. (
<hi rend="italic">Saying that, he would give full information on the distinct terms that he should not be annoyed in any manner or way afterwards</hi>,) I also received this letter. (
<hi rend="italic">This stated that the prisoner had had hopes of putting everything straight but that things had been so bad that he could not do it and that the only thing he could offer to liquidate the debt was to remit all he goi, but that he could not make his expenses less than they were then.</hi>) He has admitted about 40 receipts which were given on forms not printed by us.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> You have been in our employ three or four years since the last engagement, altogether for about 16 or 17 years—you had about 25 receipts given you as a rule.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> We paid his travelling and posting expenses—when he gave this forged receipt he had 31 of our receipts in his possession.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">Inspector</hi>). I arrested the prisoner on July 12th, at Sheffield—on the way to London he said, "Cannot this matter be settled out of Court?"—he made no reply to the charge.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, in his defence, said that he was kept short of receipts, and had to use the orders, but that he would take up the debts when he had oppor
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<hi rend="italic">He had been discharged from other firms for similar prac
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, September</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1899.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18990912-name-25" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BUCK</persName> </hi>. I live at 222, High Street, Camden Town—on July 23rd the prisoner came to my shop for half an ounce of tobacco, price 2d.; my son served him, and I gave him change for this 5s. piece (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—I took no other 5s. piece that day—at the end of the day I paid it into the bank, and it came back to me—I had seen the prisoner once before—I afterwards identified him at Marlborough Street among several others.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> You were not served at my shop on the following Wednesday.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990912-name-26" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK BUCK</persName> </hi>. I am the son of the last witness—on this Sunday evening I sold some tobacco to the prisoner; he gave me a 5s. piece—I gave it to my father—I afterwards picked the prisoner out from others at the station.</p>
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<p>1st, about 5.30, I sold the prisoner some socks; he gave me a 5s. piece; I put it in a little box—I had no other crown there—I gave him the change—a constable came about five minutes afterwards and I handed him the coin—about three-quarters of an hour afterwards I picked the prisoner out at the station from a number of others.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<lb/>velopes, price 3d.—he gave me this coin (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) I saw at once that it was bad, and said, "Do you know it is bad?"—he said, "No," and that he received it from a man in Covent Garden, and asked to have it back; we said that we should keep it—he said that he would fetch his mother, and left—I sent the boy after him.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18990912-name-29" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK JARVIS</persName> </hi>. I am an assistant in Mr. Harvey's shop—I was there when the coin was tendered, and followed the prisoner as far as Langham Street, where he went to a building and stopped there a few minutes—I spoke to a constable, and the prisoner was arrested—he was under my observation ten minutes or a quarter of an hour.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You were standing when I first saw you, and sitting when I saw you again—I brought a policeman with me—you were by yourself—you said, "There is the foreman."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18990912-name-30" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="italic">D</hi>). Jarvis pointed out the prisoner to me; I said, "I shall take you in custody for uttering a bad 5s. piece"—he said, "What! me; I never uttered it"—he was charged at the station, and said, "All right"—I found 1d. on him.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">D</hi>). On August 1st, about 5.30, I was on duty in Cleveland Street, and saw the prisoner and another man—he left the other man and went into Mr. Clay's, and came out and put a parcel in his pocket—I went in, and Mr. Clay produced a 5s. piece—I found the prisoner at the station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18990912-name-32" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of coin to H.M. Mint—these coins are all counterfeit, and two of them are from the same mould.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>: I never saw any of these coins in my life. I was put with four or five lads, and, being much older, I had no chance at all.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, September</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1899.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Phllimore.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GRAND JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">having ignored the bill</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SANDS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">offered no evidence.</hi> </p>
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<p>(
<hi rend="italic">For other Cases tried this day, see Surrey Cases.</hi>)</p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, September</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1899.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<p>(
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, September</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1899.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<p> 578.
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<interp inst="t18990912-578-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, to stealing a pair of trousers, a waistcoat, two shirts, and a pair of opera glasses, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18990912-578-offence-1 t18990912-name-44"/>Isaac Hammond</persName>.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-578-18990912 t18990912-578-punishment-11"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p> 579.
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<interp inst="def1-579-18990912" type="age" value="54"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE HAMMOND</hi> (54)</persName>
<rs id="t18990912-579-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18990912-579-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-579-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, to four indictments for unlawfully obtaining from
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<interp inst="t18990912-name-46" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18990912-579-offence-1 t18990912-name-46"/>Walter Herbert Goss</persName> and others a quantity of quinine, and forging and uttering requests for the delivery of quinine and other goods; having been convicted of felony at this Court in July, 1895.
<hi rend="italic">There were five other convictions against him</hi> </rs>.—
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<interp inst="t18990912-579-punishment-12" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-579-18990912 t18990912-579-punishment-12"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t18990912-579-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs>And</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t18990912-16" type="date" value="18990912"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CORNELIUS SHEEHAN</hi> (46)</persName>
<rs id="t18990912-16-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18990912-16-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-16-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="rape"/>, to attempting to have unlawful carnal connection with
<persName id="t18990912-name-48" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18990912-name-48" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-48" type="surname" value="STRACHAN"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-48" type="given" value="MAGGIE"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18990912-16-offence-1 t18990912-name-48"/>Maggie Strachan</persName>, a girl above 13 and under 16 years of age.—</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18990912-16-punishment-13" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18990912-16-punishment-13" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-16-punishment-13" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-16-18990912 t18990912-16-punishment-13"/>Nine Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t18990912-16-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-16-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<p> 581.
<persName id="def1-581-18990912" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-581-18990912" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM LIDDELL HOWARD</hi> (60)</persName>
<rs id="t18990912-581-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t18990912-581-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-581-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, Unlawfully attempt
<lb/>ing to obtain from the
<persName id="t18990912-name-50" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t18990912-name-50" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18990912-581-offence-1 t18990912-name-50"/>London and North
<lb/>Western Railway Company</persName> £533 18., and other sums by false pretences, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. J. P. GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PETER GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990912-name-51" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990912-name-51" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-51" type="surname" value="TROMP"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-51" type="given" value="ERNEST GEORGE VAN"/>ERNEST GEORGE VAN TROMP</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, of 16, Essex Street—I have been subpoenaed by the London and North
<lb/>Western Railway Com
<lb/>pany to produce correspondence—I received a letter from the defendant on January 18th—I take the ordinary solicitor's objection to produce any document unless ordered by the Court to produce it—I was instructed by the prisoner that an accident had happened to him—he spoke of it as "Friday last, about midday"—at his request I wrote to the Railway Company—I received an acknowledgment of January 21st from Mr. Turnbull, and other letters of January 23rd and 25th, and later corro
<lb/>pondence was followed by statement of claim, defence, interrogatories and answers—the company declining to make admissions, the case was set down for trial after March 18th—about the end of April I wrote to Howard, declining to act—I told him to instruct another solicitor—that was in consequence of information I received which had nothing to do with this action—after that I ceased to act for him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I wrote to Dr. Whitlock, and got his report of January 20th about the injuries, and after seeing Counsel</p>
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<p>Put £500 in the statement of claim—you did not mention the sum—I have not doubt you would have taken £100 after seeing Dr. Page—the £33 18s. was for the doctor's fees and costs.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990912-name-52" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990912-name-52" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-52" type="surname" value="HOCKIN"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-52" type="given" value="CHARLES FRANCIS"/>CHARLES FRANCIS HOCKIN</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, and in the Solicitors' Department of the London and North-Western Railway—I produce letter of January 13th from Howard to the secretary of the company, and othe letters—I accepted service of writ on February 10th—I produce statement of claim delivered by Mr. Van Tromp on February 28th, and the rest of the pleadings—I was in charge of the case—on April 11th it was in the paper, and followed a part heard on the 12th—when called on there was no answer—judgement was given against the prisoner—no proceedings have been taken to set aside the verdict.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990912-name-53" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990912-name-53" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-53" type="surname" value="ADAMS"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-53" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL ADAMS</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer in the Engineer's Department of the London and North-Western Railway—I was working with other men on January 13th at Kensal Rise Station, on theup-plaform—this model fairly represents the station platforms—I assisted to open a hole to put in new drain pipes—it wa 2 ft. by 4 ft.—we put a 11 in. plank for passengers to step on—there was no clay, only spent ballast, ashes—I went to work at 9 and to dinner at 12—I returned at 12.30, and was there till 4 o'clock—I saw no one fall down the hole, nor being assisted—I saw the guard get out of the 1.10 train, which I believe comes from Richmond—it came up opposite the hole.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was a wet day on and off—when it rains we stand under cover—I stood aside, but did not take notice of the passengers—no one tumbled where I was at work at the hole—I must seen them if they had.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990912-name-54" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990912-name-54" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-54" type="surname" value="MOLE"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-54" type="given" value="CHARLES EDWARD"/>CHARLES EDWARD MOLE</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, employed by the London and North-Western Railway Company—on January 13th I was at work on the up platform of the Kensal Rise Station—I went to lunch from 12 to 12.30—the 1.10 train came in I was about five yards from the foot of the staircase—I did not see anyone slip on the plank acrose the hole, nor picked up, assisted in the train, not with his head bleeding, nor anu accident of any kind, nor bear of anu complaint.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I crossed the line—we had dinner in the porters' room—we do not stop working for the rain on a job like this one, which must be finished—I do not remember seeing you come downstaris.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990912-name-55" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990912-name-55" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-55" type="surname" value="ARMSTRONG"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-55" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ARMSTRONG</persName> </hi>. I was working at this hole—I went to dinner about 12.30 to 1 o'clock—I was close to the hole after dinner—I saw no one fall on his back, nor any accident, nor anybody bleeding from the head, nor helped into the train.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I cannot say that I was there when the train came in—I had to go that day to several places.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990912-name-56" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990912-name-56" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-56" type="surname" value="BEDBOROUGH"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-56" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BEDBOROUGH</persName> </hi>. I am a guard on the North London Railway—I was the front guard of the 12.58 from Kew Bridge, which was due at 1.10 at Kensal Rise—my van stopped a few feet from the hole—it generally stops near the bottom of the stairs to get all the train in I walk down the train—at the end of the train was second-class carriage—if anybody had got into the train with his head bleeding I must have seen him—no complaint was made to me—I watched the train—I saw no accident, and nothing unusual.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The next carriage to my van was a second class—it was only a few yards from the bridge—you could not have got in before I got out of the brake—I can remember my brake stopping opposite the hole—I noticed it because the hole was open.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990912-name-57" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990912-name-57" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-57" type="surname" value="BERRY"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-57" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BERRY</persName> </hi>, I was rear-guard of the 12.55 ex-Kew Bridge due at 1.10 at Kensal Rise on January 13th—when the train stops I walk up the train, the front guard walking to the back—I saw no one injured or bleeding, or assisted into a carriage.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was not likely to see anyone at the engine end of the train.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990912-name-58" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990912-name-58" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18990912-name-58" type="given" value="HARRY ROSE"/>HARRY ROSE TAPLIN</persName> </hi>. I am a porter at Kensal Rise Station—I or Hopley, the other porter, took the tickets at the up platform on the arrival of the 1.10 train on January 13th—I saw no accident, no fall at the foot of the stairs—no complaint was made to me—taking tickets, I should have stood by the hole, a little way from the bridge.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990912-name-59" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990912-name-59" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-59" type="surname" value="HOPLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-59" type="given" value="WILFRED THOMAS"/>WILFRED THOMAS HOPLEY</persName> </hi>. I am a porter working with Taplin at Kensal Rise Station—our duty is to collect the tickets—I know nothing of any accident—no one fell that I saw.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990912-name-60" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990912-name-60" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-60" type="surname" value="WHEELER"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-60" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WHEELER</persName> </hi>. I am station-master at Kensal Rise—I held the position on January 13th—Hopley and Taplinwere the porters who collected the tickets—both wore on duty—I did not hear of any person falling—no complaint was made to me—I cross the line when the up and down trains do not clash; then there is one man on the up and two on the down platform.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not remember seeing you before—Girdlestone took Griswood's place, and I have been there over two years.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990912-name-61" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990912-name-61" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-61" type="surname" value="LINE"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-61" type="given" value="WILLIAM FREDERICK"/>WILLIAM FREDERICK LINE</persName> </hi>. On January 13th I was ticket examiner at Broad Street when the 1.40 train ran in from Kensal Rise—I stood at the gates—one would be open, and the passengers would have to pass me and give up their tickets—I saw no injured person—nobody complained of any accident—I belong to St. John's Ambulance, and if I had seen anybody injured I should have made inquiries.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990912-name-62" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990912-name-62" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-62" type="surname" value="BELL"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-62" type="given" value="JOHN RICHARD"/>JOHN RICHARD BELL</persName> </hi>. I am platform porter at Broad Street—I was on duty at No. 8 platform when the 1.40 arrived, being the 1.10 from Kensal Rise—I shut the carriage doors—I saw no one injured, or being assisted—no complaint was made to me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990912-name-63" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990912-name-63" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-63" type="surname" value="ABBOTT"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-63" type="given" value="CHARLES RICHARD"/>CHARLES RICHARD ABBOTT</persName> </hi>. I am an architect and surveyor—I have known Howard a little over seven years up to January 7th last—I have known him as a commission agent—on January 17th I received this postcard, "Please call here to-morrow, Wednesday morning, 9.30.—
<hi rend="smallCaps">W. HOWARD</hi>"—I called at his house—Mrs. Howard let me in—the prisoner asked me to take a sealed letter to Mr. Van Tromp, 16, Essex Street—he gave me the fare—he was dressed, and in the sitting-room—I noticed no injury—he said he was not well—at his request I changed a cheque for him at his butcher's for £3 odd—he said nothing about an accident—I saw him the next day, and every day for a little time, from January 17th to 27th, except on Sunday—I took letters for him to Mr. Holland and others, and notes to Mr. Wanklin, of 20, Behring's Road, Kensal Green—previously I had known Wanklin as Nash—these messages were requests for money, especially on February 9th—he said Wanklin owed</p>
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<p>him money—at Howard's request I paid the rent of 20, Behring's Road, where Wanklin lived—I first heard of the accident from Mr. Van Tromp on January 30th, when I complained of being employed in doing work without knowing what it was—Howard asked me to make a drawing of Kensal Rise Station—he said he had had an accident, and asked if I would be a witness—I said, "I do not know anything about it; I shall call on the 31st," and I called on him, when he sent me with another letter to Mr. Van Tromp—he told me he would coach me up and prompt me—I left that proposal open—I last saw him on May 12th, when I went for the money for the photographs I had secured of the station—he told me to tell Mr. Van Tromp that he was ill in bed, and too ill to come and see him—I told Mr. Van Tromp that—Howard was always dressed and downstairs when I saw him—he told me the accident was on the platform—when I found out there was no accident I was disgusted, and sorry I had had anything to do with it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have lived in Kensal Green seven or eight years—I was in business at Watford, afterwards in London, at Kensal Green, Station Road originally—I had no plate nor anything painted up—my name was Lovejoy at Watford—I was married in the name of Lovejoy—my wife and children live at Watford—there is no warrant for my appre
<lb/>hension for deserting them, and never was; neither have 1 deserted them—I left Watford because the landlord wished to live in the house—I never used the name of Sinclair—my wife and I parted by mutual agree
<lb/>ment—she knew where I was, and that I was living in the name of Abbott—the woman and her children are living close to Willesden Station, in one of my houses—I never lived in Warfield's house, nor any house he had any connection with, nor paid him rent—I had no flat, room, or apartment of his—I collected rents—I handed the principal part over—I did not steal any part—a small amount is not paid in—it is in the bank—until it is proved to be due I refuse to pay it—it is 23s.—I have known Mr. Todenham 20 years—he was introduced into the case to swear to your writing—I have not received £1 a day—I have not large expectations—I have not told anyone so, nor that a better game was taking letters at 6d. or 1s. each—my memory is not failing me—I did not apply for a situation in Chancery Lane in 1898—I did not tell you I should have had it but for my disreputable appearance—I did not tell you I and my children were starving—you gave me 3s. in Holborn, and a dinner of two sausages, potatoes and bread, and I delivered a letter to Mr. Van Tromp—Todenham did not threaten me that unless he had a share he would tell that it was a concocted story—I asked Van Tromp to pay for the photographs—he said they were not worth it—I said they would be a guinea—the photographer sent in a bill for a guinea, not 15s.—I promised to get the money quickly; you were to have 5s.; I got nothing out of it—I was intimate with the photographer until he was not paid for the photographs—I have done private business—I have not been selling indecent photographs—I have no charge against me—I did not tell you what a good game it was—you and Mrs. Howard are members of the Conservative Party and the Primrose League—I did not know Toden
<lb/>ham was anything but a reputable character; I always knew him as gentlemanly in manner.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I made a statement to the London and North-Western Railway on March 14th (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—this is my writing and ray signature.</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t18990912-name-64" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990912-name-64" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18990912-name-64" type="given" value="JAMES HENRY"/>JAMES HENRY PEARSON</persName> </hi>. I am Chief 1 nspector of the London and North-Western Railway Company's police at Euston Station—I was present at the Law Courts on May 12th—I had taken the statements of witnesses—Howard v. The London and North-Western Railway Company was in the paper on the 11th, and followed a part
<lb/>heard case on the 12th, when it was called on, and judgment given for the defendants—after the judgment I went into the Castle public-house, in Portugal Street—I saw the prisoner in the saloon bar talking to somebody for 10 minutes—on June 20th he was arrested in my presence by Sergeant Collins—he was told he need not say anything—he said, "The accident has caused me to be double ruptured; I had only one before. Mr. Wanklin followed me downstairs, and told me he saw me fall; and a lady also informed me she saw me fall. Wanklin helped to pick me up, and he and the lady saw blood running down my neck, and advised me not to go by the train. I do not know the lady, I have not seen her since. I had an appointment in the City, and was anxious to keep it. I have only seen Wanklin once since the accident. He then told me he had been advised not to have anything to do wiih my case, or he would get into trouble, and I have been deserted by my friends. I had lost all my money and my reversion, which brought me in £40, upon which I relied to pay my rent, which is mortgaged lo pay Mr. Van Tromp's costs in the action wnich I hoped to win; but after having seen the papers, for my daughter's sake, I decided not to go into the witness-box. I have been the victim of a conspiracy in this case, because if Dr. Whitlock, Mr. Wanklin, and others had gone into the witness-box as against me, they would have been asked a question which would have startled everybody; but Dr. Whitlock was mistaken, as the only evidence he had to give was about his costs in the action"—he said that when he was picked up, blood was running down his neck, after he had fallen down at the bottom of the stairs.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You were arrested on a warrant which had been applied for on the same day—you said you did not know of the warrant, or you would have surrendered directy—you took us over the house and everywhere we asked you.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990912-name-65" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990912-name-65" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-65" type="surname" value="BABER,"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-65" type="given" value="HENRY ATKINS"/>HENRY ATKINS BABER, M.R.C S</persName> </hi>. I was entrusted by the London and North-Western Railway Company to visit the defendant, and on February 3rd visited him with Dr. Whitlock in the evening—he was in bed—he complained of a pain over hia left ear and in his back—he told me there was a hole at the bottom of the stairs, which, after walking down, he fell into, his heel caught, and he was struck on his head; that he took no notice at the time, but went on in the train, and a gentleman said that his head was bleeding; that he put his hand and felt blood trickling down his neck, and when he got to Broad Street he felt so ill that he had to take a cab home, and then he sent for Dr. Whitlock; at first he was able to walk about the room, but after a time he was confined to his bed—the chief trouble he complained of was that was not able to retain his water—on examination, he told me he had had a bump by the left ear, and a cut, of which I was unable to find the mark or scar, over the left ear—he complained of injury and tenderness on my touching the</p>
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<p>temporal region—I also examined the spine—he complained of pain in the lumbar region, the small part of the back—I was unable to see bruises or any marks, and all the symptoms were perfectly negative.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There was time when I saw you for marks to have healed—I was not aware of the action.</p>
<p>----
<hi rend="smallCaps">TODENHAM</hi>. I am a commission agent at Kilburn—I have done work for the prisoner—I know his writing.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990912-name-66" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990912-name-66" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-66" type="surname" value="COLLINS"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-66" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY COLLINS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer</hi>). On June 20th I arrested the prisoner on a warrant at his house, 72, Kilbum Lane, about 10.15 p.m.—I was with Inspector Pearson—after I read the warrant he said to his wife, "My dear, this is cruel, considering the way I was injured"—I took possession of a quantity of papers I found in the house, and conveyed him to the station, where he was detained.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You said had you known the warrant was out you would have surrendered—there were three officers; we had been waiting: some hours for you.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990912-name-67" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990912-name-67" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-67" type="surname" value="HOCKIN"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-67" type="given" value="CHARLES FRANCIS"/>CHARLES FRANCIS HOCKIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). After judgment on May 12th I received this letter in the prisoner's writing, dated May 23rd, and addressed to Mr. Mason, of the Solicitors' Department—(
<hi rend="italic">This suggested that the directors should grant him compensation owing to the painful circumstances in which he was placed.</hi>)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">In his defence, the prisoner said that he did not go on with the case, as he heard that Counsel would refer to former conviction 30 years ago, but that he met with the accidenit, and had suffered terribly.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for the Defence</hi>,</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990912-name-68" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990912-name-68" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-68" type="surname" value="SHEPHERD"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-68" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY SHEPHERD</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Mr. Shepherd, of 86, Kilburn Lane, a signalman at Farringdon Street—I have known Mrs. Howard a good many years—on January 13th I met the prisoner with a bottle of medicine, coming from Dr. Whitlock's—I asked him what was the matter—he said he had had a very severe fall, which had shaken him very much, at Kensal Rise Station—he had also a lotion and a piece of linen—seeing he was very ill, I persuaded him to go home, and he said he was going straight to bed, as the doctor had ordered him—I wished him good night—I saw his wife in the morning.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18990912-581-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t18990912-581-punishment-14" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t18990912-581-punishment-14" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-581-18990912 t18990912-581-punishment-14"/>Six Months' Imprisonment in the First Division, to date from first day of last Sessions</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, September</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1899.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Phillimore.</hi> </p>
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<p> 582.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ROBERT GRANT</hi> (23)</persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HERBERT FREDERICK BRADLEY</hi> (18)</persName> were indicted and changed on the Coroner's Inquisition with the
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18990912-582-offence-1 t18990912-name-71"/>Joseph Halthan</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PASSMORE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990912-name-72" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990912-name-72" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-72" type="surname" value="KNOCKLEY"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-72" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES KNOCKLEY</persName> </hi>. I live at 56, Hendon Street, Pimlico—I am a bottle-washer, and 16 years old—on Sunday, August 6th, I was in Elizabeth Street, Pimlico, near the Bricklayers' Arms—I saw Bradley strike the deceased, and then I saw Grant rush out and strike him with a knuckle-duster—it looked like a ring with a piece of stone in it—I saw</p>
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<p>Grant take it from one of his pockets—the deceased fell—he did not rise again—he had been standing near Spring Gardens, in Elizabeth Street—he was not doing anything to the prisoner, she was just walking backwards and forwards, looking at the fighting, because patsy Grant, the prisoner's brother, had interfered with a barber and his wife—Patsy Grant had struck a girl named Kennedy, and the barber and his wife went to part them; when he had parted them Bod Grant rushed out of Spring Gardens and struck the barber and his wife in their faces—the deceased was looking on while this was being done—he was taken away by a stranger, and the prisoners ran opposite ways—I could not see very well, but they are the men; I knew them before.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Grant.</hi> I am sure you struck the deceased with a knuckle
<lb/>duster—the deceased was standing on the pavement when you struck him, on the Spring Gardens side—I have seen you a good few times by yourself, but not with a particular associate of yours.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Bradley.</hi> The deceased was on the pavement when you struck him—he was walking from the pavement into the road, and you knocked him into the road—it is a good broad road.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990912-name-73" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990912-name-73" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-73" type="surname" value="SKINNER"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-73" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT SKINNER</persName> </hi>. I am an errand boy, of Roberts' Buildings, Ebury Square—I am 15 years old—I was with Rnockley in Elizabeth Street, about 10.30—I know Patsy Grant—I saw him fighting with a girl named Kennedy, near the Bricklayers' Arms—Bob Grant struck a barber in the face—the deceased was coming along the pavement, and Bradley struck him in the face, and he fell on the kerb—he got up again and walked into the road, when Bob Grant struck him in the face, which knocked him to the ground, and he did not get up again—when the pri
<lb/>soners saw that the deceased did not rise they went different ways—the deceased was not interfering with the prisoners—I picked the two pri
<lb/>soners out at the station; I have seen them before together—I did not notice that Grant had a ring on his hand.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Grant.</hi> You were on the same side of the street as the Bricklayers' Arms—I have not seen you about there with a gang—I have seen you with your wife there—the deceased fell sideways on his face.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Bradley.</hi> The deceased was on the pavement when you struck him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990912-name-74" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990912-name-74" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-74" type="surname" value="GURNEY"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-74" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GURNEY</persName> </hi> (365
<hi rend="italic">B</hi>). On August 6th 1 was on duty in Eliza
<lb/>beth Street, Pimlico, outside the Bricklayers' Arms—I saw a crowd there, and the deceased lying on the ground, and resting on his arm—he was bleeding from his forehead and nose—I spoke to him; he made no reply—I took him to the station, where he was seen by the Divisional Surgeon—he did not speak at all; he never seemed to be conscious.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990912-name-75" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990912-name-75" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-75" type="surname" value="NEVILLE"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-75" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS NEVILLE</persName> </hi>. I am a medical practitioner, and Assisting Divisional Surgeon at Gerald Street—I saw the deceased on August 6th; he was unconscious—he showed signs of recent bleeding from the nose, and he had a wound over his right eye—he was not bleeding when I saw him—I sent him to St. George's Infirmary—he did not recover concions
<lb/>ness while I saw him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990912-name-76" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990912-name-76" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-76" type="surname" value="STEPHENSON"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-76" type="given" value="ROLAND"/>ROLAND STEPHENSON</persName> </hi>. I am Assistant Medical Officer at St. Georges Infirmary—on the early morning of August 7th the deceased was</p>
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<p>brought in—I examined him—he was unconscious, and remained so until be died the same morning at 9.15—he had a wound over bis eyebrow, and was bleeding from his nose and mouth—I made a
<hi rend="italic">post
<lb/>mortem</hi> examination—he had a bruise over the right eye, and there was a wound 1 in. long over the inner side right of his eyebrow, and another wound about 3/4 in. long on the right side of the nose, which was bent towards the left side—the nasal bones were fractured—there had been gome bleeding from the nose and mouth; there were no outward signs of bruising on the body—on removing the skin on the scalp there was an effusion of blood in the tissues, corresponding to the wound over the right eyebrow down to the bone—there was also a fracture of the skull extend
<lb/>ing about 1 in., and another fracture at the base of the skull, which had ruptured some arteries, and had caused pressure on the brain, and on opening the skull there were about 4 oz. of clotted blood pressing on the brain—his general condition was healthy—in my opinion the cause of death was the fracture at the base of the skull, and the pressure on the brain—I cannot say if only one or more blows had been given, or if the fracture was caused by a blow or a fall—if it was a blow it must have been of considerable force—the blow on the face would be likely to cause the fracture of the skull—there is no evidence to show how the nasal bones were broken.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990912-name-77" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990912-name-77" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-77" type="surname" value="ROSE"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-77" type="given" value="SAMUEL CHARLES"/>SAMUEL CHARLES ROSE</persName> </hi>. I am barman at the Royal Oak, Elizabeth Street—on August 6th, about 8 p.m., I saw the prisoners there together with other men—the road outside is wood paving.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990912-name-78" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990912-name-78" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-78" type="surname" value="SKILTON"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-78" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE SKILTON</persName> </hi>. I am in the service of Mr. Finch, at 19, Warwick Street—Bradley worked there—he did not sleep there—on the morning of August 8th he said to me that he could not sleep for two nights—he said he had knocked a man down, and had hurt his own thumb—he then said another man knocked the man down, and he did not get up.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Grant</hi>, He did not mention the name of the other man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990912-name-79" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990912-name-79" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-79" type="surname" value="HALTHAN"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-79" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HALTHAN</persName> </hi>. I live at 4, Richmond Terrace, Teddington—I am a gardener, and brother to the deceased—he was a single man, aged 25—he was a horse
<lb/>keeper—I last saw him on July 18th—he was employed at Pimlico—I have seen his body at the St. Greorge's Infirmary—when I saw him on July 18th he had had a slight illness, but was quite well when I saw him—I told the Coroner that he had been giddy, but that was five or six years ago.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990912-name-80" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990912-name-80" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-80" type="surname" value="BARSDELL"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-80" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BARSDELL</persName> </hi>. I am a chimney sweep, of 29, Ecclesden Place—I was in the Bricklayers' Arms on August 8th—I heard quarrelling in the street, went outside, and saw the prisoners—I saw the deceased come out of the court, and I saw a man, I cannot say whom, strike him—I do not recognise either of the prisoners—the row was about some girl—I saw the deceased taken away unconscious.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990912-name-81" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990912-name-81" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-81" type="surname" value="WAXTER"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-81" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES WAXTER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer</hi>), I received information, and I went with Detective Chat to Warwick Street—I followed Bradley round into Wilton Road, and said to him, "We are police officers, and you have been pointed out to me as the man who struck a man first on Monday night; that man is now dead; you will have to go to the station, where you will be detained"—he said, "I was in Elizabeth Street; I did not</p>
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<p>see any
<hi rend="italic">row</hi>, nor knew there had been one"—at the station he said, "I was in the Bricklayers', with a lot of men and women; I saw that there was a
<hi rend="italic">row</hi> over a girl, and afterwards a man came out with a straw hat on, and tried to separate them; then Bob Grant struck the man and woman, and then he rushed out and hit the deceased; then some little chap knocked him down. We all went down Spring Gardens, and we saw the man could not get up. I go with the Grants every Sunday"—I was with-Chat the same evening, and saw Grant at Lambeth—I said "We are police officers, and are going to take you to Gerald Street Police Station for causing the death of a man in Elizabeth Street"—he said, "I know nothing about it"—he then said, "I was with the
<hi rend="italic">click</hi>; I hit a barber and his wife because they hit me; it was another man who hit the deceased behind the ear and knocked him down; I went with the others through Spring Gardens; we were altogether"—when charged at the atation by the inspector they made no reply, or when the charge was read over to them—the width of the road is about the width of three vehicles—it is wood pavement—there is a good deal of light at the public-house, and a lamp opposite.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Grant.</hi> You did not tell me that you went through Spring Gardens by yourself.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by bradley.</hi> You said you went with the Grants every Sunday.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990912-name-82" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990912-name-82" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-82" type="surname" value="WALLIS"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-82" type="given" value="CHARLES HENRY"/>CHARLES HENRY WALLIS</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to the Coroner at Chelsea—on August 10th I was at the inquest on the deceased—I took down the pri
<lb/>soners' statements—they were cautioned; they were not compelled to give evidence—Grant said, "I am carman, living at 35, Romney Street, West
<lb/>minster. Going from the Royal Oak on Sunday night, August 6th, just after 11 at night, I met Bradley, the other prisoner. He says to me, 'They have taken a man away.' I said, 'What man?' and he replied, 'The man I struck, whom Bill Curley struck behind the ear.' I then went home. I did not see the blow struck, only by what he said; that is all I wish to say"—Bradley said, "I live at 50, Graham Street, Pimlico. I was outside the Bricks'—that is, the Bricklayers' Arms on Sunday night, August 6th, about 10.30 p.m., a quarrel arose over a girl named Kennedy. Harry Graham threw a beer can at her, and he then ran af ter her, and she went towards the public-house. A man came out of the public-house with a straw hat on. I heard afterwards it was the barber. He tried to separate them. Then Bob Grant hit the barber, and then walked over to the other side of the road with the crowd. Then I saw the man that was killed. He came out into the middle of the road. Bob Grant went out of the crowd, and struck the deceased man. Then some little chap struck him, and knocked him down. I then went into the public-house. Bob Grant was in there. We came out together, and came down to Ebury Street. He says to me, 'You go down there,' meaning Elizabeth Street, 'and I'll go round here,' meaning Ebury Street. I said, 'All right, good-night' That is all"—the prisoners signed those statements after they were read over.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990912-name-83" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990912-name-83" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-83" type="surname" value="COURT"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-83" type="given" value="WILLIAM JAMES"/>WILLIAM JAMES COURT</persName> </hi>. I am a cabinet maker, of 33, Eooleston Place—I was at the Royal Oak on August 6th—the prisoners were there—we were there from 7 to 9.30—we then went to the Bricklayers' Arms</p>
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<p>—they went in at the side door—I stayed outside, and then went into the middle of the bar by myself—I was sober, and, to my knowledge, the prisoners were sober—I saw
<hi rend="italic">Patsy</hi> Grant, the prisoner's brother, strike a girl named Kennedy—then the barber interfered and parted them—I asked the barber what was the matter—he said he had been interfered with—I did not see the barber set upon—I walked a little distance with him up to Ebury Street—when 1 got there I saw a large crowd outside the public-house—I walked back to the Bricklayers' Arms, where I saw the deceased lying on the ground in the middle of the road—I waited there till I saw him taken away—I then went to the Bricklayers' Arms, and had a drink—going home through Elizabeth Street, I saw the two pri
<lb/>soners on the other side of the road—I went from there to a coffee
<lb/>stall, and then went home—I did not see a blow struck—the barber's shop is about 10 yards from the Bricklayers' Arms.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Gran.</hi> I saw the first
<hi rend="italic">row</hi> with Kennedy; I did not see the second
<hi rend="italic">row.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990912-name-84" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990912-name-84" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18990912-name-84" type="given" value="EDWARD HOWARD"/>EDWARD HOWARD ROWLAND</persName> </hi>. I am a hair
<lb/>dresser, of 27, Elizabeth Street—on August 6th I was with my wife in the Bricklayers' Arms; be
<lb/>tween 10 and 11 p.m. 1 heard a woman screaming "Murder!" out
<lb/>side the public-house; I went outside, and saw one of my customers hitting the woman—I think nis name is
<hi rend="italic">Patsy</hi> Grant—I tried to separate them, and was assaulted myself—I cannot say by whom, because it was done behind me—I saw the deceased lying in the road after I had been assaulted.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined By Grant.</hi> My wife is not here.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Bradley's Defence</hi>: I did not hit the man; I did not make a statement to Robert Grant about hitting the man.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, September</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1899.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<p> 584.
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<p> 585.
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<hi rend="italic">Three other convictions were proved against him.—
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<p> (586)
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<lb/>lawfully obtaining bicycles by false pretences.—</rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, September</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1899.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<p>588.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARTRIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There are four compartments—I serve all round the bar—the mistress said, "You have taken bad money; who have you taken it from?" and I replied, "It must be from the men in the comer"—the prisoners were the two men in the corner—I have had five or six years' experience—I have taken bad money before—I wondered why they passed so many florins—I do not change large money—when they came back Mills said, "What do you mean by saying I passed bad money?"—when I said ho passed a bad florin James said, "No, I have not"—the pri
<lb/>soners live close by—I noticed the time because the mistress cleared the till—I had seen the prisoners two months before—Mills is a horse
<lb/>clipper—I have often seen him in the house—there were about 20 in the bars that night, not all regular customers, at least 10 were strangers.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have no doubt these coins came from the prisoners—they were a little the worse for drink; not very drunk—I served them six times—some sailors tendered a good 2S. piece, and afterwards 1s.—a third man was in the prisoners' company, and drank with them—he</p>
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<p>remained about three-quarters of an hour—he paid for drinks—he was not the worse for drink—he went out before the others.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18990912-name-104" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN STRATH</persName> </hi>. I am manageress of the Prince of Prussia—I was in charge on August 29th—I know the prisoners as casual customers—I saw them about 11.20 in the saloon bar, sitting on the further end seat, drinking—I saw the barmaid serve them—I took the till just after 11, in accordance with my usual custom, when I fill up with sixpences—I took the till again at closing time—I found these bad florins on the left side of the till, because they were small purchases—I communicated with the bar maid, and afterwards showed them to my husband—when the prisoners came back, and my husband asked them if they had done such a thing, they said, "No"—they were not quite sober—they were not so drunk as not to know what they were doing.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Between 11.30 and 12.30 we were not very busy—there were about 30 customers in the four bars—there were not many strangers, as ours is not a
<hi rend="italic">passing</hi> house; it is down a turning—I said to the barmaid, "Have you taken bad money? who have you taken it from?"—she said, "Bad money? It must be from those men in the corner"—the potman told my husband where Mills lived, and he took him round—when the prisoners came they denied passing the bad florins—there were no other florins on the till—there were two on the till taken from other parties when I cleared it at 11—these bad florins were not passed through the till, because the order was not suffcient.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18990912-name-105" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER STRATH</persName> </hi>. I am manager of the Prince of Prussia public-house—when I came at 15 or 16 minutes to 1 my wife spoke to me, and I spoke to the barmaid—I saw that the coins were bad—the barmaid gave me a description—the potman showed me where James lived, and I waited for him about five minutes—I said, "You have been in our place to-night"—he said, "Yes"—I said, "My barmaid tells me you tendered four two-shilling pieces, all bad"—he said, "No, I Have not"—I said. "Your friend Mills tendered two"—when I found Mills he denied it, and said it was not his game—both acknowledged being in the house—I brought them both in front of the barmaid—she said that Mills gave two, and James four florins—both denied that—James took about 6s. from his pocket, and again denied it—I said, "I suppose I must say good night; of one thing I am satisfied, I have six bad coins, if that is any satisfaction"—I communicated with the police the following morning—he took them to Arbour Square Station, where the coins were produced—the barmaid had been in my service 12 months on June 9th.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I understood the barmaid had a suspicion of one coin—I have seen Mills casually—he lives about four minutes' walk from the public-house.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> James mentioned the Bank of Friendship, and that he met some friends in the street, and said, "Let's come down to Jack's and have a drink"—I heard them tell the detective that they came out of the Bank of Friendship about 12 p.m.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990912-name-106" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BOUSTED</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector, H</hi>). I received a complaint on August 30th from Mr. Strath, and these coins, which were handed to an expert from the Mint.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Detective, H</hi>). I received information from the barmaid—on instructions from my superior officer I arrested Mills at 2 a.m. on August 31st, at 29, Victoria Buildings, Abbott Street—I said, "I believe your name is Mills?"—he said, "Yes"—I said, "I am a police officer; I am going to arrest you on suspicion of being concerned with a man named James and another man, in uttering counterfeit coin"—he replied, "That is right; you mean the Prince of Prussia, at least they say so; I did not have any bad coins; I do not know what James had got"—I took him to the station—he made no reply to the charge.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I knew the landlord had already been to see him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Both prisoners, in their defences, denied uttering bad coin.</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi>), I am a plain clones constable—on August 29th I was on duty in Fleet Street about 8 30 p.m—I saw Scott leave a fruiterer's shop, 111, Fleet Street—she was having an altercation with a salesman—she stopped several times—she was joined by Jones at the comer of Bouverie Street on the opposite side—they went round St. Clement Danes into Holywell Street, and to the corner of Newcastle Street, and into the White Lion public-house, staying 20 minutes—one or the other was continually coming out and looking—I kept observation, and followed them back through Holywell Street to Fleet Street, where Scott spoke to Jones and left her and entered Mr. Ash's shop—Jones crossed the road and stood waiting—I pointed her out to Spiller—Jones looked, ran away, and threw this coin (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) up a courtway—Scott was in the shop—I again spoke to Spiller and entered the shop—Scott was standing by the counter—she had just received a pennyworth of tablets from Mr. Ash, and hpd this crown-piece in her hand—I asked her what she had in her right hand—she said, "I do not know; do you?"—I took this crown-piece from her.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18990912-name-114" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE SPILLER</persName> </hi> (194,
<hi rend="italic">City</hi>). Brown directed my attention to Jones, who was opposite Mr. Ash's confectioner's shop—she saw Brown leave me, and walked down Fleet Street away from me—I followed her—she threw something white along a passage—I said, "What have you thrown in the doorway?"—she said, "Nothing"—I said, "Come back, and we</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18990912-name-115" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-115" type="surname" value="ASH"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-115" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT ASH</persName> </hi>. I keep a confectioner's shop at 84, Fleet Streets—I served Scott on August 29th with a pennyworth of cough lozenges, and received from her this crown-piece—I handed it to Brown.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990912-name-116" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990912-name-116" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-116" type="surname" value="GAGE"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-116" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK GAGE</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Scrutzner—on August 29th I received this crown-piece from Scott.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18990912-name-117" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18990912-name-117" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. Both these coins are counterfeit, and from the same mould.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Jones's Defence</hi>: I met Scott in Fleet Street She told me a man gave her two 5s. pieces, and she gave me one to look at. I took it in my hand. She told me she had been to change one, and it was bad. I said, "What shall I do with it if it is bad." She said, "Yes, throw it away," and that is what I did. Then the policeman took me.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990912-592-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Scott then Pleaded Guilty to a conviction of uttering counter-feit coin on February</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">th</hi> 1899.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JONES</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>,—
<hi rend="italic">Friday, September</hi> I6
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1899.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Phillimore.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GUY STEPHENSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>, and
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BALL</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Defended</hi>,</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">J</hi>) produced and proved the plans of the neighbourhood of Daintry Street.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18990912-name-121" type="given" value="CLARA"/>CLARA MEARS</persName> </hi>. I am the wjfe of Nicholas Mears, of 2, Daistry Street, Hackney—the deceased was my daughter—she was 19 years old—she lived with me—she worked at a rubber factory—she assisted me with her wages—the prisoner was engaged to her—they were talking about getting married this year—on Thursday, July 6th, I saw the prisoner outside my house—he knocked at the door, and asked for my, daughter—she went out and spoke to him—I did, not hear what they said, but after talking about ten minutes I heard her say, "Do you know what you have done," placing her hand to her left breast——I did not hear what he said—I called her in then—my daughteir had said nothing to me about her breast—I looked at it that night, and found that an abscess was forming—on Saturday, July 8th, I was at home; the prisoner came there about 7 p.m.—my daughter was at home; she did not see the prisoner—he asked if she was conung; Out—I said no, she could not go out on account of his ill-usage, what he had done—he asked me if I would look over it, and let her go out with him at night—I said no, I would not—he said nobody else should have her then—I had said before that I wished to break off the engagement if he was going to use herill—he went away then—I did not see him again</p>
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<p>that night—I was at home on the Sunday night; my daughter was with me—I saw the prisoner two or three yards from the door—he called her—she came indoors then, and went out to him in the street—I saw them standing in the street together—he asked for a spokeshave—I did not hear what they said—she came in for the spokeshave, and took it to him—I did not see her go out—I next saw her when she was brought in by a man named Barnes, four or five minutes afterwards—she was injured—a doctor was sent for, and a con
<lb/>stable also came—I did not see the prisoner after she was brought in—she was taken to the infirmary—I visited her from time to time—she was never conscious when I saw her—I afterwards saw her dead body.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My daughter had been engaged to the prisoner about 17 months—they had quarrels very often—I objected to the engagement on account of his ill
<lb/>usage—my daughter was not with child—when I saw the prisoner on July 6th I did not say anything to him about their coming to live with me after their marriage—I did not say that I should not like them to be married unless they came to live with me—the marriage was not arranged to take place on August 6th, to my knowledge—I heard that they wanted to, but they had not the means—my daughter did not bring any blankets to my house—she brought some sheets and a quilt; they were bought for the marriage—I thought they belonged to her—I did not know that they belonged to the prisoner—I pledged them to pay for the doctor, and I sent the prisoner the pawntickets by my daughter's wish—I endeavoured to persuade her to break off the engagement—she did not complain about the injury to her breast till I heard her tell her young man—I did not know of it till then.</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t18990912-name-122" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990912-name-122" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-122" type="surname" value="BARNES"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-122" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BARNES</persName> </hi>. I am a carman—on July 9th I was living at 9, Daintry Street, Hackney Wick—I was sitting outside on that day—there is a lamp there—I was talking to the prisoner—I only knew the deceased by sight—I saw her coming over towards where I and Preston were sitting—she was coming down Daintry Street from her house—she said to the prisoner, "Here you are,
<hi rend="italic">Fred</hi>; here is what you asked me for"—she handed him a brown paper parcel—he said, "All right"—the parcel fell on the ground—I do not know whether he took it or dropped it—she went to walk away in the direction of her house—he followed her, and said, "Eliza, is it to be like this?"—she said, "Yes"—she continued to walk along—he followed her—just before they got to the lamp I saw Preston take something from his right-hand pocket and strike Eliza Mears on her head from behind—she fell to the ground—I saw him hit her two or three times more on her head after she had fallen—I was too far away to see what he had in his hand—she did not move after she fell—I ran and picked her up; the prisoner ran away—he said, "You drove me to it; I will suffer all now"—the deceased was lying straight out on the ground, bleeding very much; she was insensible—I took her to her home—I kept the spokeshave, and took it into my house.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was outside the Victoria public-house with some other people on the Saturday night—the deceased and her mother came out afterwards—I did not see anything pass till I saw the prisoner stop the deceased—he wanted to kiss her—her mother said, "Come on home"—I did not see her mother do anything to her—she followed her mother</p>
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<p>—I did not see the prisoner kiss her—I have not known the prisoner very long; on the last two or three nights he had spoken to me—he lodges next door to me—I do not know that he is a piano polisher—I did not hear them say anything after he had said, "Is it to be like this?" and she had answered, "Yes"—he struck her just before they got to the chapel gates—I had seen the prisoner with the deceased before—they seemed to be on friendly terms.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> This (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) is the spokeshave—when I picked it up it was lying at about the spot where the girl came up and spoke to the prisoner—when she said, "Here you are, Fred," she did not throw the spokeshave at him; she handed it to him—she did not attempt to strike him.</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t18990912-name-123" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990912-name-123" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18990912-name-123" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL CHANDLER</persName> </hi>. 1 live at 104, Chapman Boad, Hackney—I only know the prisoner by sight, as living opposite—I knew the deceased by sight—I knew that they used to walk out together—about 10 o'clock on July 9th I was standing at the corner of Daintry Street—I saw the girl coming across the road, and the prisoner following her about three yards behind—he caught her up—he had his hand by his side—I saw him fetch it round, and he hit the young woman once on the side of her head, and she fell to the ground—after she fell he hit her about three times on the head—I could not see what he had in his hand then, not until he threw it down—then I saw it was this hammer (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—I ran over and picked it up, and put it in a piece of paper—I afterwards handed it to a police
<lb/>man—later on I received a spokeshave from Barnes, which I also gave to the constable.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was about 20 yards away when this happened—I did not hear them say a word—I was watching them for about two minutes before—I did not see her strike the prisoner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990912-name-124" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990912-name-124" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-124" type="surname" value="ANSELL"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-124" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ANSELL</persName> </hi> (274
<hi rend="italic">J</hi>), About 10.15 on July 9th I was called to 9, Daintry Street, where I saw the deceased—she was unconscious—Dr. Hunter was there—the last witness handed me this hammer and spoke-shave.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990912-name-125" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990912-name-125" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-125" type="surname" value="BARNES"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-125" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BARNES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I had been talking to the prisoner on the Saturday and Sunday—I had not heard him use any threats towards the deceased—the street was dark on this evening—the lamps were lit.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990912-name-126" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990912-name-126" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-126" type="surname" value="UNWIN"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-126" type="given" value="STEPHEN"/>STEPHEN UNWIN</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, of 105, Chapman Road, Hackney—Mr. Wright is my landlord, and I lodged in the same room as the pri
<lb/>soner for two or three months before this occurrence—I knew the deceased, and that he and she were keeping company—on the Thursday or Friday before this happened I had some conversation with the prisoner about his quarrels with his young woman—he said that Mrs. Mears had pawned some sheets and a quilt and he wanted them back—he reckoned ongetting married in about six weeks—I was in the prisoner's company on Saturday night, July 8th, from the afternoon up to about 7—I met him again about 10 in Daintry Street, outside the boys' mission room—he showed me a hammer—he said that if Eliza did not give way to him he would do her some injury—I had seen the hammer before in the wash-house—he had it in his hand when he showed it to me, but I do not know if it was up his sleeve or in his pocket—I asked him for it, and he gave it to me—he said it was a good job I was with him—I advised</p>
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<p>him to do nothing of the kind—we then went home—I put the hammer in the wash-house—on Sunday, about 10.15, I was outside my door, and saw the prisoner sitting outside No. 5, Chapman Road; Barnes was with him—I saw the girl go up to him and ask him why he was watching her about—he said, "I am not watching you about at all"—he asked for his spokeshave—she went home, and fetched it—she walked away—he left her, and went into our house—I went upstairs, and heard him walk to the back—I heard him leave the house about five minutes after—I came downstairs, stopped by the door, and saw him go in the direction of the corner asain—I saw the young woman come up to him—she handed him the spokeshave—I could not see if it was wrapped up, or not—they both walked away—I heard a little jangling between them—I could not hear what was said—after they had walked a little distance I saw him strike her, and she fell to the ground, and I saw him strike her again after she fell—he then walked away, and I heard him say something about, "You drove me to this"—then he began to run—I saw Barnes pick the girl up and take her towards her home—I followed the prisoner—I saw him speak
<lb/>ing to a constable named Baker—he said he believed he had done some
<lb/>thing to his young woman, and they both walked away together—he wanted the constable to take him to the station; he would not go back—the constable wanted him to go back to the house—he then ran away—I ran after him, and caught him up after about 300 or 400 yards—he asked me to see how Eliza was—I went back to 2, Daintry Street—I heard something, and went back to the prisoner—I told him she was in a dangerous condition—he said, "I am very sorry; I hope she dies"—we walked about for the rest of the night—he said he was going to give himself up in the morning—about 6 a.m. we found ourselves on Hackney Common—the prisoner went off to sleep—he asked me to let him know if I saw anybody coming along whom I knew, to let him know how his young woman was—he slept for about 10 minutes, and then a constable came up and took him into custody.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known the prisoner three or four months—he had a spokeshave—I do not know if he had any other tools in his possession—he has no workshop—on July 6th he told me he was buying things for his marriage, and that Mrs. Mears had constantly quarrelled with him—when I was with him on the evening of the 8th he did not seem to be in an excited state—he was angry with his young woman, because he was afraid she was going to break oflf the engagement—on the evening of the 9th the deceased seemed angry with the prisoner—the street was not dark—there was a lamp at the corner—I cannot say what the prisoner struck the deceased with—when I told him that the deceased was in a dangerous condition, he did not say, "I am sorry for it; I shall be sorry if she dies"—he said as we were walking along, "I hope she dies; then I shall know the end of it."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990912-name-127" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990912-name-127" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-127" type="surname" value="WRIGHT"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-127" type="given" value="RICHMOND"/>RICHMOND WRIGHT</persName> </hi>. I live at 105, Chapman Boad, and am the land
<lb/>lord there—the prisoner lodged there for about three months before this happened—the last witness and the prisoner occupied the same room—this hammer is mine; it was kept in the wash-house on the ground floor at the back—anybody in the house could get it if they wanted to—I was</p>
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<p>using it between two and five on the 8th, and on the 9th from about 10 to 12 mid
<lb/>day—that was the last time I saw it—t he lodgers used the wash-house for cleaning boots and odd jobs.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The lodgers could have used the hammer if they wanted to.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990912-name-128" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990912-name-128" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-128" type="surname" value="BAKER"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-128" type="given" value="ERNEST"/>ERNEST BAKER</persName> </hi> (482
<hi rend="italic">J</hi>). Soon after 10 p m. on July 9th I was on point duty in Gainsborough Road, from about half-a-mile to three-quarters from Daintry Street—the prisoner came up and said, "Baker, I have done it"—I knew him as Peter Preston—I walked with him—then he said, "F—you," and ran away—he would not wait for me to ask him what he had done—I saw the acting-sergeant, and we t to Daintry Street, and took the girl to the infirmary.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see Unwin there—the prisoner did not say, "I think I have done something wrong to my young woman, and want you to take me to the station"—I did not ask him to go back to the house—I could not get near him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990912-name-129" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990912-name-129" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-129" type="surname" value="CUE"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-129" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES CUE</persName> </hi> (503
<hi rend="italic">J</hi>). About 6 a.m. on Monday, July 10th, I saw the prisoner on Hackney Common—I had received instructions—I told him I should arrest him for attempting to murder his young woman, named Eliza Mears, by striking her on the head several times with a hammer last night—I cautioned him—he said, "Yes, I did it; I am very sorry for it; I would have sooner killed myself than her"—I took him to the station—after the charge was read over to him he said, "It was no intention of mine"—Unwin was with him when I saw him—on July 21st, after the girl's death, I charged the prisoner with murder, and he made no reply.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990912-name-130" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990912-name-130" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-130" type="surname" value="GORDON"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-130" type="given" value="JOHN JOSEPH"/>JOHN JOSEPH GORDON</persName> </hi>. I am Medical Superintendent at the Hackney Infirmary—on Sunday night, July 9th, the deceased was brought there in an unconscious condition—she was suffering from severe wounds on her head—I examined her, and treated her—she remained under my charge up to July 19th, when she died—she was more or less unconscious—I made a
<hi rend="italic">post
<lb/>mortem</hi> examination on the 20th—I found that her left breast was bruised, and that there was an abscess there, and a wound seven
<lb/>eighths of an inch long under the right ear, and just behind it another wound, one on the temple about 1 1/2 in. long, and just below it a smaller one—she had five wounds altogether—she must have received four blows, the other might have been caused by the fall—she had a fracture of the skull, which ex
<lb/>tended from the wound on the temple to the wound behind the ear—it was 4 in. long—the actual cause of death was due to the fracture of the skull—there was an abscess on the brain—the injuries might have been caused by this hammer—either of the three blows would have caused death—if the blows were given in the usual way by a right-handed man he must have stood behind her—she was a well-formed and healthy woman.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Abscesses on the breasts are common complaints among women; they may arise from natural causes—the day I went to the Police-court the deceased seemed to rally, and 1 had hopes of her recovery—she had congestion of the lungs, but that had nothing to do with her death—I do not think any of the wounds were caused by the fall.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I found a bruise on the breast as well as an abscess, which was a sequence to the bruise.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990912-593-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="withRecommendation"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by one of the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURORS</hi>.—
<hi rend="largeCaps">
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<interp inst="t18990912-593-punishment-32" type="punishmentCategory" value="death"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-593-18990912 t18990912-593-punishment-32"/>DEATH</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Friday, September</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1899.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MORRIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t18990912-name-133" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY ABERDEEN</persName> </hi> I am a carman and contractor, of 2, Slater Street, Bethnal Green—on Monday, August 14th, at 3.30 p.m., I sent my car
<lb/>man to fetch some grapes and take them to Spitalfields Market—his name is
<hi rend="italic">Sammy the Jew</hi>—I waited till 5.30, and he did not come—I have not seen him since—I went to Spitalfields with a detective about 7.30, and saw the prisoner driving my van, but without the grapes—I asked him where the grapes were—he said, "Come to Jacob, in the Lane, and he will tell you"—I gave him in custody, and went with him and the constable to Petticoat Lane, and saw Jacob Simons—he said nothing to me—I said to the prisoner, "What have you done with them grapes?"—he would not tell me—he has never worked for me, but he has often asked me for a job—I bought the boxes of Mordecai, who knows the marks; I do not.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Mordecai is not here—I have done cartage for the prisoner—when I stopped him he said that he had been delivering some open boxes of grapes—he did not tell me that Simons told him to take them to his stable; he said that Simons would tell me all about it—I did not go first to Simons' stall; I went to Petticoat Lane—I did not see him there, but in Wentworth Street—I found Simons about 8.30—I do not know whether the prisoner speaks English about as well as I do.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18990912-name-134" type="given" value="MICHAEL"/>MICHAEL WOOD</persName> </hi>. I am a hawker, of Whitechapel—on Monday, August 14th, I met the prisoner, who is a fruit buyer—he asked me to buy some grapes—I said that I would go to his stable and see them—he went with me. and Simons asked him to buy some grapes—Simons went home, and brought two boxes of water melons—I work for Cohen, who is a fruit seller—I took them to Cohen's place, found nobody there, opened the stable door, and put them in—I did not find any grapes there—I went back to Simons, and got 14 boxes of grapes, took them to Cohen's stable, and found 20 boxes of grapes there—I do not know who took them there—that is a stable he pays rent for. and where he keeps truit—after Cohen and Simons were charged, I rushed to the station and said that the goods belonged to me—that was not true—I did that at somebody else's instigation.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner was at the station when I rushed in—Simons told mo to say this when I was near Cohen's stable—he said that he left these 14 boxes for me to take home on a barrow—Simons is not here—he said that the boxes came from a shop belonging to him, and that Cohen had been there and taken away 20 boxes.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990912-name-135" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990912-name-135" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-135" type="surname" value="LYONS"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-135" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT LYONS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). On August 14th the prosecutor came</p>
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<p>to the station, and reported his loss of a horse and van and a load of grapes from Monument Street—we went to Brick Lane about 8 o'clock, and I saw a white horse being driven by the prisoner—I asked him where the carman was—he said, "He has gone to have a drink, and said, 'If I do not come back in a few minutes you take the horse and van away'"—I asked him what he had done with the grapes—he said, "I took them to a stable, but I don't know where it is"—I told him he must go with me to the station—he was driving towards Spitalfields, not towards the prosecutor's house—going towards the Minories, he said that Mocher told him to take them to the stable; I asked him who Mocher was; he took me to a house, and said that Mocher lived there—I did not find him there—we went to Wentworth Street, and he said that Mocher was generally to be found there, looking after a stall—I left Detective Pearson there, and took Cohen to the station—he had not told me anything about the stable then—on the way to the station he said that he met Mocher in Brick Lane, who asked him to take them to a stable—when we had been there a few minutes Pearson brought Mocher in, and he said, "Yes, that is the man who told me to take the grapes to my stable"—it turned out to be his stable—I went there, and found 30 boxes of grapes, marked A.B. with a star, packed in a comer—I returned to the station with the grapes, and charged Simons and the prisoner—on the way to the Police-court, next morning, the prisoner said that the carman was in the van, and saw Harry Aberdeen, and jumped out of the van, and run away—he then said, "I will tell you no more."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have made inquiries; there is nothing against him, to my knowledge—I did not make a note of the conversation—he said, "I took them to a stable; I don't know where"—I may have said before the Magistrate, "He would not say where; he said, 'Mocher said he would give me 10s. to keep them for him; that was before I went to Simons'"—I might have said before the Magistrate, "I then asked him where Simons was"—if I did, it is probably right.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">T he Prisoner stated on oath that he was a costermonger, and sold fruit from a barrow; that on Momday, August 15th, he met Morris Simons, who asked him to take 20 boxes of grapes to his place for a fewdays, as he had no room for them and that he would give him 10s. for his trouble; that he saw a carman whom he did not know at the corner of the street, outside Simons' place, who went with him to his stable, and there left the 20 boxes, which were put on one side, but not covered up; that Michael Wood had the key of the stable, as he had to receive 14 boxes of grapes which he had bought, and that the carman told him to take the horse and van round Spitalfields Market to give to Aberdeen; that the carman left saying he would be back in a Jew minutes, but did not return in an hour and that he then drove on and met Mr. Aberdeen.</hi> </p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). When I took the 14 boxes of grapes there I saw other boxes, but I cannot say what they were—I did not see any boxes covered up—there were some empty ones in one corner, and these 20 must have been there in another corner—it is quite untrue to say that the 20 were covered up with empty boxes,; nothing was covered up—I was round at the stable till Simons'
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<p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<lb/>room identified them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18990912-name-140" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I had a key of the stable that after
<lb/>noon—when I first went it was locked—I took in two boxes of water melons, and did not lock the stable—when I took the 14 boxes the door was open—I locked the door after leaving the 14 boxes there—I had the key in my pocket all the evening, and gave it up on the following Tuesday.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Friday, Saturday, and Monday, September</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 16
<hi rend="italic">th and</hi> 18
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1899.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Other Counts</hi> for similar charges with respect to £2,016 13s. 9d., £1,600, and other sums.
<hi rend="italic">Counts</hi> 9 to 12 charged both prisoners with, having been entrusted as attorneys by
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. MUIR, LEYCESTER</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ELLIOTT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">AGNEW</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Cheeseman.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">During the progress of the case the prisoners consented to the discharge of the
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi> with regard to Counts 1 to 8, and stated that they were Guilty on Counts</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">to</hi> 12.
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<hi rend="italic">on Counts</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">to</hi> 12</rs>.
<hi rend="italic">There were other charges, and Waddington's personal deficiency in bankruptcy was stated to be £6,394, and the total misappropriations by the prisoners to be over</hi> £5,000.—
<hi rend="largeCaps">WADDINGTON</hi>.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. H. G. CALTHROP</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Michael McCarthy.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990912-name-152" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990912-name-152" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-152" type="surname" value="FERGUSON"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-152" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN FERGUSON</persName> </hi>. I am a seaman—on August 11th I was paid off my ship £42 for 14 months—I met Michael McCarthy about 9.30 a.m. in the saloon bar of the Standard public-house—I met the other prisoners about an hour and a
<lb/>half afterwards—Michael talked with me, and I said, "Will you have a drink?"—he said, "Yes," and I treated him—then we went to the Brown Bear, about 50 yards away, where we had a drink—the two other prisoners came in, and Michael introduced them to me as his brothers—Jeremiah showed me some dis
<lb/>charges as A.B.—we kept on boozing all day at my expense, going from one saloon to another till 12.20 at night—we were in the Princess Alice about midnight, where the governor wanted to take care o! my money—I had £16 8s., having sent £20 to the Board of Trade—I started out with £18 10s—I said to the landlord, "I can take care of my own money; I am not drunk"—he said, "You go outside the door, and I will see you on the top of the tramcar"—he had served me—I went out and got on the tram—the landlord refused to serve Jeremiah—the prisoners in a few seconds followed me on the tram—I refused to pay the fare, and the conductor said, "You will all have to get out"—I got out—I did not refuse to pay my own fare—I went along Dorset Street—the prisoners came up, and one said, "Give me some more money"—I had given them 4s. each, and I refused, when Jeremiah struck me in the jaw, and knocked me down—Michael caught hold of me by the throat, and held me down—Jeremiah took my purse out of my pocket, with every cent I had, and gave it to another, who ran away with it—they all ran away—I went to the corner of Dorset Street, where I saw a constable holding Jeremiah—he took him to the station—I charged him with being one of the men concerned in robbing me—I identified Michael at the Police-court, the following morning, from about nine or ten men—I am positive he is one of the men—I identified John the same morning—I had been sleeping at the Sailors' Home—I was sober in the morning—I drank lemonade and a dash of bitter during the day, not spirits.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Jeremiah McCarthy</hi>, My ship was the Mary Ann, a Government cable boat, which had been laying a cable to the Cape—I</p>
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<p>was paid off on the 10th—I did not say before the Magistrate that I did not meet you and John till 2 o'clock—Dorset Street is about half a mile from where I got on the tram—the tram took about 10 minutes—I got to Dorset Street about 12.15—if I have said that I met you and John at 2 o'clock, that is a mistake.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>. We went from one public-house to another, and, with the exception of having dinner at some restaurant, we were in public-houses all day.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by John McCarthy.</hi> My wages were £4 10s. a month—the
<hi rend="italic">Mary Ann</hi> is a steamer belonging to Thompson and Co., which was chartered by the Government for the cable to the Cape.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990912-name-153" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990912-name-153" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-153" type="surname" value="ROBINSON"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-153" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ROBINSON</persName> </hi> (463
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). About 12.20 a.m. on August 12th I was on duty in Dorset Street, Commercial Street—I saw Jeremiah McCarthy and two other men about seven or eight yards in front of me, walking down the street and talking to the prosecutor—I followed for two or three minutes from the top of the street to nearly the bottom—I had suspicion, and got in a courtway—I heard Jeremiah say, "I want some money"—then, with his right hand, he gave the prosecutor a blow in the jaw, and he fell—one man was standing, and the other down with the prosecutor—they all ran away—I went after, and caught Jeremiah after a sharp run of about 20 yards, outside a public-house—the prosecutor came up—he seemed to be in very great pain, and I believe he is now an out
<lb/>patient at the hospital—the prosecutor said, "He robbed me," pointing to Jeremiah—I took Jeremiah to the station, and he was charged—it was a most cruel assault—I know the prisoners by sight—I searched Jeremiah, and found these discharges, one of Jeremiah McCarthy and one of James Kelly.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Jeremiah McCarthy.</hi> I saw your hand go into the prosecutor's pocket—you stopped suddenly when you saw a constable in front of you—I did not lose sight of you—there were women in the street you could have forced your way through.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>. The Princess Alice is about 100 to 120 yards from Dorset Street—I have seen the prisoners previously together—I did not see the faces of the other men, but they were about the height of the prisoners.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990912-name-154" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990912-name-154" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18990912-name-154" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HAYSMAN</persName> </hi>. I am an assistant at the Britannia beer-house, Commercial Street—early on August 12th I was outside shutting up—I saw an altercation—I heard a man say, "I will give this man into custody for robbing me"—Jeremiah said, "No, I have not got your money"—the policeman said, "No, I do not suppose you have; you must have passed it to somebody else"—I know Michael.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>. I have not seen Michael in the neighbourhood for some time.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>
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<interp inst="t18990912-name-156" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES SMITH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective, H</hi>). On the afternoon of August 12th I took John McCarthy—I told him I should take him into custody on suspicion of being concerned with Jeremiah McCarthy, already in custody, for robbery and assault in Dorest Street, Spitalfields, about 12 last night—he said, "I have not been in Dorest Street for the last six years"—I took him to Leman Street, where he was identified at once by the pro
<lb/>secutor from about eleven others—when charged he said, "I can prove I was at home at 9 o'clock at night"—when I was taking him back to the cell he said, "Will you do me the favour of going to the Princess Alice public-house, Commercial Street; perhaps you will find that man's money was left over the counter"—I went there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by John McCarthy.</hi> When 1 arrested you I did not ask you how you were getting on.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990912-name-157" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990912-name-157" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-157" type="surname" value="TYSON"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-157" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT TYSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). On going back to the cell I heard John McCarthy say, "If you will do me the favour and go to the Princess Alice, you will find that man's money is left over the bar,"</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990912-name-158" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990912-name-158" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-158" type="surname" value="FERGUSON"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-158" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN FERGUSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I have been in the Seamen's Hospital, and an out-patient, in consequence of the violence I received, since September 6th—my neck was lanced because it had got worse—the treatment has been successful.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Jeremiah, in his defence, stated that he was going home from the Cam
<lb/>bridge Music Hall, and John and Michael denied being near the robbery Evidence for Michael McCarthy.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990912-name-159" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990912-name-159" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-159" type="surname" value="SKINNER"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-159" type="given" value="CHRISTOPHER JOHN"/>CHRISTOPHER JOHN SKINNER</persName> </hi>. I am a basketmaker, of 81, Cable Street—I heard of the charge against Michael on Saturday at 12 o'clock—I was in the Eagle public-house with him at 11.45 p.m. on August 11th—Haynes came in about five minutes afterwards, and treated me and Michael—we left about 12.10 together—we talked at my door for 20 minutes—Dorset Street is a little over a mile from the Eagle—at 12.30 Hayes bid me and Michael McCarthy good night—Michael went in, and I stood on the door-step—the barman at the Eagle called "Time" at 12.10—I afterwards heard Michael upstairs talking to his wife.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have never been convicted.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990912-name-160" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990912-name-160" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-160" type="surname" value="HAYES"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-160" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HAYES</persName> </hi>. I am a stevedore, of 61, James Street, Cannon Street Road—on Friday night, August 11th, I was coming through Wellclose Square, when I had done work, with Skinner and Michael McCarthy, about 11.50 p.m.—I looked at the clock—we had a drink in the Eagle public-house, where we stayed till 12.10—I paid for the drink—we stood outside for a little while, and then walked to Cable Street—at 12.30 Michael went indoors, and I left Skinner standing on the doorstep—on the Sun
<lb/>day I heard of Michael being taken into custody.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I worked till 11.30 p.m. on August 11th—I stayed with my chums a little while—I was asked on Saturday night, a week afterwards, to give evidence—I do not know the other prisoners—I have never been convicted.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for John McCarthy.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990912-name-161" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990912-name-161" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-161" type="surname" value="MCCARTHY"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-161" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH McCARTHY</persName> </hi>. I am stepmother of John and Jeremiah McCarthy—their father is dead—I live at 8, North-East Passage—John</p>
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<p>has lived with me when not away at sea—he has been in the infirmary—he came in about 9 p.m.—I asked him to have a cup of tea, and he had it—he said he did not feel well, and laid on my bed alongside my child till morning—he never went out till 11 a.m.—I do charing.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I came in about 7 p.m. from work—I gave evidence before the Magistrate.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990912-name-162" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990912-name-162" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-162" type="surname" value="ROBINSON"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-162" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ROBINSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). Inspector Brand took the charge—I have not seen him here—the Police-station in Commercial Street is about 800 yards from the place of arrest—the prosecntor walked there with me and Jeremiah—Jeremiah went quietly—I had no conversation on the way—the prosecutor had been drinking, but was not drunk—he gave an intelligent account of what took place—I heard him say of the other two men, "I know them."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990912-name-163" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990912-name-163" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-163" type="surname" value="TYSON"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-163" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT TYSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I saw the landlord of the Princess Alice—he said he saw the prosecutor—he did not say he saw the prisoners.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18990912-598-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-598-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="largeCaps">MICHAEL McCARTHY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">then Pleaded Guilty to a conviction of felony at the Thames Police-court on July</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1895.
<hi rend="italic">There were three other convictions, and he has a portion of a former sentence to serve.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-598-18990912 t18990912-598-punishment-37"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN McCARTHY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Pleaded guilty to a conviction of felony at Clerkenwell in April</hi>, 1895.
<hi rend="italic">There were six other convictions against him,—
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<interp inst="t18990912-598-punishment-38" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-598-18990912 t18990912-598-punishment-38"/>Four Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JEREMIAH McCARTHY</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">against whom five previous convictions were proved,—
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<interp inst="t18990912-598-punishment-39" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-598-punishment-39" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-598-18990912 t18990912-598-punishment-39"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Saturday, September</hi> 16
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1899.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Phillimore.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18990912-599-offence-1 t18990912-name-165"/>Charlie Regan</persName>, with intent to do him some grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18990912-name-167" type="given" value="CHARLIE"/>CHARLIE REGAN</persName> </hi>. On September 12th I lived at 45, Morant Street, Poplar—the prisoner was my landlady—I came home last Monday—I do not remember the time; I was drunk, and went to bed—I remember being in bed, and the prisoner's husband came and woke me up, and I heard somebody calling—I said, "What is the matter? Wait a moment; I will get up"—then I went downstairs, and started jangling with the prisoner and her husband—he asked me what I knew about his wife, if what she said was true—I do not know what I said to the woman—the husband said that I had been going to bed with his wife—I could not deny it—it had been going on for months—we were in the kitchen when the conversation took place—I must have said something bad to the woman—then I went upstairs to dress myself—the husband told me to clear out, and I was falling about my room, and all of a sudden I felt something in my face burning—the prisoner had followed me upstairs—I did not know what was in my face—they told me at the station—I went away to a doctor—I do not think I put the burning stuff in my face myself—I had not got any in my room—I went to the hospital—I can see a little out of my eye when I have</p>
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<p>the bandage off it—my right eye does not hurt—my left eye hurts a very little now—they told me at the hospital bo go next Wednesday.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner</hi>, I was not in bed when this was thrown in my face.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18990912-name-168" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN STEVENS</persName> </hi> (100
<hi rend="italic">K</hi>), About 1.30 on Tuesday morning the prosecutor came to the station where I was in charge, and, in consequence of what he said, I sent for Dr. O'Brien—I then went with the prosecutor and the prisoner's husband, who had come to the station in the mean
<lb/>time, to 45, Morant Street—at the house the husband handed me this cork (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—it has got a slight stain on it, and smells of some chemical—I then returned to the station—the prisoner was not at the house; she had gone to the station in the meantime—I charged her with throwing corrosive fluid and causing grievous bodily harm to Charles Regan—the prosecutor had been drinking, but he was not drunk—the pri
<lb/>soner was not drunk—the protecutor was not so drunk as he appeared to make out before the Magistrate.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990912-name-169" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990912-name-169" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-169" type="surname" value="LOWREW"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-169" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES LOWREW</persName> </hi> (69
<hi rend="italic">KR</hi>), At 1.45 last Tuesday morning I was outside 96, East India Dock Road; I was going to call a doctor—I was at the station when the prosecutor came in—I met the prisoner—she asked me if he was inside; I was then at the doctor's door—I said, "Who?"—she said, "The man with his eyes injured"—I said, "No; but a man is at the station with his eyes injured"—she said, "I, have done it; make it as light as you can for me"—I told her she would have to go to the station with me—she said, "The vagabond has taken liberties with me, when my with and was at night
<lb/>work"—on the way to the station she said, "I have had a premature birth by him; he is a thorough scoundrel; he told me he had another woman, and he did not want me now; that, set me mad, and I did not know what I was doing"—the husband is a pierman at Millwall Docks—he attends at tide time.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990912-name-170" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990912-name-170" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-170" type="surname" value="O'BRIEN"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-170" type="given" value="HENRY JOSEPH"/>HENRY JOSEPH O'BRIEN</persName> </hi>. I am the Divisional Surgeon at 96, East India Bock Road—about 1.45 a.m. on Tuesday last I was called to see the prosecutor—his left eye was intensely inflamed, and burning internally, as if some corrosive fluid had been thrown into, it; the lids were very swollen; his shirt was wet, and it smelt like spirits of salty hydrochloric acid—it is very dangerous—the wound he had got was serious—I recom
<lb/>mended him to go the hospital at once—I thought the eye was in danger—I have not examined it since—I saw this at the time; there is nothing on it now, but when I saw it before there was the same odour on it as on the shirt—spirits of salts are used for cleaning closets and pans—it can be bought.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You were very low-spirited at the time—I attended you about a month before this for a very bad miscarriage.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. She was in a very dangerous condition—I saw her eight or nine days before the fluid was thrown—she was low-spirited then, and very depressed—I think she is about 35 years old—I think she has one child living—I can examine the prosecutor now—the covering of his eye is still very inflamed—there is a discharge—the cornea is still very blurred—I cannot say from an examination like this whether there is any disease in the eye—he says he can see fairly well with the bad eye—if the inflammation gets well he will be all right.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisone's Statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "I am very sorry for what I did—I did it in the height of passion—I had had a glass or two to drink, and he taunted me, and I ran downstairs and fetched the spirits of salts and threw them at him."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>: "I did not know what I was doing. Years ago I had a sunstroke, and when I take a glass of beer it seems to send me mad."</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18990912-599-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="withRecommendation"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALFRED BYRD</hi> (49)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t18990912-600-offence-1 t18990912-name-172"/>Ada Wiggott</persName>, with intent to murder her.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JENKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18990912-name-173" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES THOMPSON</persName> </hi> (78
<hi rend="italic">KB</hi>). On July 26th I was in the West India Dock Road—I heard a scream—I ran across the road to see what was the matter, and I met the prisoner, and I said, "What is the matter?"—he said, "I give myself up"—I said, "What for?"—he made no reply—I took him to the station and handed him over to 702
<hi rend="italic">K</hi>", and went to see what was the matter—I found the prosecutrix in the West India Dock Road—I took her to Dr. Hogan, who examined her, and ordered her to the hospital—the prisoner lives at 42, West India Lock Road—he is the prosecutrix's stepfather—her mother lives there too.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18990912-name-174" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-174" type="surname" value="WARREN"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-174" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WARREN</persName> </hi> (702
<hi rend="italic">K</hi>). On July 26th I was on duty at Lime-house Police-station when the prisoner came in—he said, "I give myself up"—I asked him what for—he made no reply—he went into the station—there he said, "I thought I should get hung; I do not care if I do"—he produced a revolver at the request of the sergeant.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> You did not say that your wife had said that she would get you hung, and that you supposed it would be so.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990912-name-175" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990912-name-175" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-175" type="surname" value="STEVENS"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-175" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN STEVENS</persName> </hi> (100
<hi rend="italic">K</hi>). I was on duty at Limehouse Police-station when the prisoner came in on July 26—he handed me this revolver (
<hi rend="italic">Pro
<lb/>duced</hi>), and said, "Here it is; that is what I did it with. I found it under her pillow; she has threatened to put my light out"—the revolver was loaded in six chambers; one bullet had heen recently discharged.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t18990912-name-176" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t18990912-name-176" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-176" type="surname" value="WIGGOTT"/>
<interp inst="t18990912-name-176" type="given" value="ADA"/>ADA WIGGOTT</persName> </hi>. I live at 46, West India Dock Road—it is a tobacconist's—it was taken in my name—the prisoner is my stepfather—about 12 a.m. on July 26th I was sitting behind the counter—my head was resting on my left hand, turned towards the road, and I heard somebody creeping behind me—I turned my head, and I found that I was shot in the mouth—my mother's servant girl and I were drinking half-a-pint of stout just before I was shot, and the prisoner looked in and went away again—the girl went away, and then it was that I was shot—I cannot say who shot me, because it took my sight away at the time—when I could see I ran out into the street, and I saw the prisoner running up the station steps—a gentleman from the lodging-house took me to Dr. Hogan's, and from there I was sent to the London Hospital—I was not there half an hour before I was under chloroform, to undergo an operation—the prisoner did not say a word—the bullet went into my mouth; it loosened a tooth, it cut my tongue in half, and went into the back of my throat, from where it was extracted—the prisoner had not said anything to me before this—</p>
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<p>I do not suppose he had spoken more than two words to me that week—he has threatened my life often—I was about to be married, and he said I should not have a husband; he would gnaw his inside out—he has been both sober and drunk when he has threatened me—I am married now—my mother lives in the honse—I had not got a revolver under ray pillow, nor had my mother, that I know of—I had not threatened to put his light out—I had not seen the revolver before, I did not know that he had one—I had never annoyed him—he and my mother have had quarrels, and I have tried to make peace—I am not the only child, there are three of us; two are my mother's, and one his—it is not true that I was talking to him, and the revolver went off.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You did not come into the shop and say, "Ada, this is what your mother has threatened to blow my brains out with"; you did not say a word.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18990912-name-177" type="given" value="EDMUND"/>EDMUND SALT</persName> </hi>. I was House Surgeon at the London Hospital on July 25th, when the prosecutrix was admitted about 12.30—she had a bullet wound in her upper lip, which was bleeding extensively, and she was suffering from shock—we had her photographed, and found the bullet deep in her neck, from where we extracted it; it had knocked off a tooth, passed through her tongue, and lodged in the muscles of the spine, Just missing a large vessel in the neck; if it had not hit the tooth it would have gone into the back of the brain—she made a good recovery, and is all right now—the revolver must have been very near her; the powder was all round the bullet
<lb/>hole.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, in his statement before the Magistrate, said that his wife and daughter had been annoying him for months; that his wife would not allow him to go into her room, and said she had other men; that he shared a room with a lodger; that things were thrown at him; that his wife said she would get him hung, and he had to leave the house; that she was talking money from a Southend man; that he saw a revolver in her room, and on the Wednesday he saw her drinking with the man; that he went up and got the revolver from her room, and I was talking to his daughter, saying, "This is what your mother has got to blow my b—brains out," and the revolver went off; and that he went to the station, and said, "I have shot the girl.</hi>"</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18990912-name-178" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL MCLEAN</persName> </hi>. I live at 46, West India Dock Hoad, and am a mariner—I was sitting with your wife on this morning in the kitchen—she threw some potato peel at you—she did not say she would blow your brains out—I was not drinking whisky with her—I was drinking tea—I went down to Southend; it was an excursion party—my wife died in 1892—I know nothing about the revolver—I have seen you wrangling together, but I have never seen you hurt one another.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I have never seen any quarrel between the prisoner and his step-daughter.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, in his defence, stated that his wife would not let him occupy the same room as herself; that they kept a seamen's lodging-house, and that his step-daughter kept the tobacco shop by herself; that on the previous Sun
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<hi rend="italic">things at him, and had threatened to blow his brains out; that he was showing the revolver to his step-daughter to convince her of the way his wife was treating him, when it went off; that he never threatened his daughter; that it was untrue that he had ever said she would be minus her husband, and that the girl was saying something which she knew to be untrue; that he had been convicted three times, once at this Court for stabbing, and was sentenced to eight months, in the name of Wyatt, for stabbing this daughter and his wife.</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Saturday, September</hi> 16
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1899.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STEWART</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<lb/>one touched me on my shoulder, and I received a tremendous blow on my chest and throat, and the prisoners took my watch from me—there were five men there—they ran away, and I ran after them—the next day I identified the prisoner Alfred amongst others at the Police-station—I have suffered from my nerves since, and irritation of the blood and little white blisters in my eyes—I was 61 last June, and have lived for 44 years where I am living—my watch cost me £40 a few years ago—the roughs in my neighbourhood exercise a reign of terror by their depreda
<lb/>tions and violence.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18990912-name-188" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t18990912-name-188" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM TILLMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a oellarman, of 39, Prince's Street, St. George's—I saw the prisoners from my bedroom window at the time in question standing at the corner of Prince's Street—I saw William strike the prosecutor—I went down, and followed the prisoners—I caught William, and held him till a constable came—I kept him in sight—William struck the prosecutor twice.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by William Payne.</hi> I saw you and your brother stand
<lb/>ing at the corner of Prince's Street.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18990912-name-189" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK STEVENS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective, H</hi>). In consequence of a communica
<lb/>tion made to me on August 17th I searched for Alfred Payne, and, with Detective Beaven, I arrested him at 10.20 p.m.—he said, "All right; I suppose somebody has come copper," which means given information—he said, "I was in the job, but I didn't have the lot," meaning the watch and chain, "or I should have been in Dover now; we both know who the others are"—when the charge was read over he said, "Quite right; but</p>
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<p>why don't you get the others? I am not going to suffer for the lot"—we arrested the others, but the prosecutor failed to identify them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, William, in his defence, admitted the theft, but denied the violence, and said that the prosecutor was not struck at all as far as he knew.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18990912-603-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">They then Pleaded Guilty to previous convictions; William Payne at this Court on September 13th, 1898; and Alfred Payne at the Thames Police-court, on November 13th, 1897; and other conviction were proved against them.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Four Years' Penal Servitude and Twenty Strokes with the Cat.</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ALFRED</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-603-18990912 t18990912-603-punishment-45"/>Twenty Strokes with the Cat</rs>. The Court awarded £2 to the witness Tillman.</hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday and Tuesday, September</hi> 18
<hi rend="italic">th and</hi> 19
<hi rend="italic">th</hi> 1899.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Phillimore.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CHARLES MATHEWS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">A. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DRAKE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t18990912-name-194" type="given" value="CHARLES HENRY"/>CHARLES HENRY RAINER</persName> </hi>. I keep the White Swan, Fleet Street—I have bad an account with Messrs. Ehrman Bros., and from time to time I paid the prisoner sums of money in discharge of that account—the last sum I paid was £2 9s. 4d. in cash on May 25th—I took a receipt in the ordinary way from the prisoner—about the second or third week in July the prisoner came and said that he had had some dispute with the cashier nt the firm, and asked me if I would oblige him by giving him back the receipt for the money which I paid on May 25th, and he would return me the cash, which I did—he said he was going to leave London and work for the firm in Birmingham—I gave him the reotipt and took back the money.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have been in my present place of business 14 years; it was carried on by my father before that—to my knowledge, the pri
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<lb/>ment after accounts had been paid—I had made two previous payments to the prisoner—no claim has been made for those payments—I paid the prisoner £2 9s. 4d.—the account was for £2 128.—it may have been on July 11th that he came and repaid me—he repaid me £2 12s., because I explained to him that as the time for payment had gone past the firm would probably want me to pay them in full—I forwarded the money to the prosecutors about a week afterwards—they only took £2 98. 4d.—I do not know why that was—I was not entitled to pay only £2 9s. 4d.—I owe the difiference to the prisoner or to the firm—on the first occasion we had a drink together—Cohen paid for it—we did not have cigars—in addit on</p>
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<lb/>ment.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t18990912-name-195" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES JAMES</persName> </hi>. I keep the Black Horse public-house, 215, Kings-land Road—I have an account with Messrs. Ehrman Bros., for the pay
<lb/>ment of which I was entitled to six months' credit—on December 5th, 1898, I gave an order amounting to 80s., but 1 was allowed 1s. 6d. off, which made it £3 18s. 6d.—it was due on June 5th—the prisoner was in the habit of coming to me for orders, and from time to time I paid him money on behalf of his masters—I paid him in cash the account which was due on June 5th, and he gave me a receipt for it—on December 31st, 1898, I gave him a second order, which worked out at £5 19s. 2d., which came due on J une 30th—I received this letter from the prosecutors—(
<hi rend="italic">Dated July ith, 1899. and requesting payment of overdue accounts, £10 12s. 2d.</hi>)—when I received that account I saw there was a claim against me for £3 18s. 6d. which I had already paid, and when the pri
<lb/>soner called I drew his attention to the fact—he said I was to take no notice of anything that had been nent in that way from the firm, as some
<lb/>times it was sent out by mistake; it was a kind of business matter, and that he had not really had sufficient time to pay it—he told me that on several occasions—I accepted that explanation—then there came up for discus
<lb/>sion he £b 19s. 2d., which was owing on June 13th—I paid him £3 on account, which really left a balance of £2 15s. 6d., because they had not sent me some whisky, and I told Mr. Cohen so—he arave me a receipt for the £3, leaving the balance—I kept ray receipts in a clip hanging in the bar-parlour in a corner, and that was the place where I should put the receipt for the £3 18s. 6s. under ordinary circumstances, but I cannot take my oath as to whether I did or not—I put the receipt for the £3 there, I can swear to that, where it remained for several days—on July 18th the prisoner called again, and told me that Mr. Ehrman had appointed a collector, and that he should not call again to collect money, only to receive orders, and if I would give him my last receipt he would put everything in apple
<lb/>pie order by the time the collector would call—I handed him the clip with the receipts on it, I think the receipts were all on it—I am certain that that one was—I put them on the table in the bar parlour—my son was there then—I was called into the bar—I afterwards went back to the bar parlour, and the prisoner was still there—when I handed the receipts to Mr. Cohen they were in folds, and he handed them back to me in folds, and said, "Mr. James, you will find everything nice by the time the collector calls upon you"—I put them into tho clips at the back of mo
<lb/>the prisoner had a drink, and then went away—on July 19th I received this circular from Messrs. Ehrman—(
<hi rend="italic">Stating that they had discharged the prisoner from their employ, and that he was no longer authorised to collect</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">accounts or solicit orders on their behalf; that another duly authorised representative would call on them who would receive payment of any accounts due; and that they enclosed statement of their account, and should be glad if the witness would notify the same.</hi>)—in consequence of that letter I went to iny receipt clip—I did not find the receipt for the £3 there; it was gone—I found this document in its place—(
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>: "To wine, 18/7/'99, I O U £3—
<hi rend="smallCaps">PHILIP COHEN</hi>")—I had never advanced £3 to the prisoner, or made him any loan—there was no discussion about a loan between us—there was no receipt for £3 18s. 6d., but I did not know whether there had been—I went to th" prosecutors the same day, and made a statement to Mr. Ehrman—on the 20th I got this letter, dated the 19th—(
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>: "14, Albion Road, London, N. My Dear James,—I hall call and see you in a day or two. My firm have taken the liberty of discharging me without notice, and a law suit will follow. Please don't write to them to do any business with anyone who calls till I see you, when T will explain further.—Faithfully yours,
<hi rend="smallCaps">PHILIP OHEN</hi>.")—in a day or two the prisoner called on me, but I declined to see him—I had left this I O U with the prosecutors—on July 28th I received this letter, signed "James W. Brown"—
<hi rend="italic">I saying that his client, Mr. Philip Cohen, had handed him £3, which he said he owed to the witness under an I O U given on July 18th, and asking for a receipt and for the return of the I O U</hi>)—I took notice of the cheque—I held it for a few days and then returned it—on January 2nd, 1899, I had paid the prisoner £4 6s. 8d., on December 29th, 1899, to wine, 6s. 8d., and June 27th £4—on March 18th I had paid him a further sum of £5, for which he gave me a receipt.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known the prisoner quite two years, during which time he has done all the business between me and the prosecutors—I think I have been to their office once or twice myself, but, with those exceptions, he has done it all—I can only remember paying £3 18s. 6d. once—it was £4, but 1s. 6d. was allowed off—he always gave me receipts, and I always paid in cash—the only claims which have been made against me are the ones on the yellow papers which have come after the accounts have been paid—the firm have never found fault with me—I sometimes gave orders for brandy, which would amount to £4; sometimes more, and sometimes less—on January 2nd, 1899, I gave an order for two extra bottles of brandy which came to 6s. 8d., I cannot say if I paid that 6s. 8d. to Mr. Cohen—I paid the account in full, £4 6s. 8d.—I did not ask him as a favour not to charge the 6s. 8d., as it would be unfair—I got a claim for £4 6s. 8d.—if there is a receipt for it, I paid it in full—I was not entitled to about 4s. 6d. for bottles to be returned, I had returned a cask—I cannot say if I have ever returned any bottles, I never remember doing such a thing; I have the bottles now—I did not ask Messrs. Ehrman not to charge the 6s. 8d., but let it settle all claims—they did not carry forward a claim against me for 6s. 8d.—the prisoner gave me a receipt in the usual way for the £3 18s. 6d., having deducted 1s. 6d. from the £4—I suggest that the prisoner took the receipt for £3 18s. 6d., and tore it up in the presence of my son, not in my presence—I gave the lotter and the cheque from Mr. Cohen's solicitor to Mr. Ehrman—the £3 was paid by me about</p>
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<p>July 9th—I cannot say if anyone was present when I paid it—it was in the first week in J uly—I do not remember that there was another gentle
<lb/>man present—I know a Mr. Bertie Jay, a commercial traveller—I have had dealings with him since this trouble began—he was present the day the I O U was left, but I cannot swear whether he was there the day that I paid the prisoner the £3—there was a yellow account showing the £3 18s. 6d.; that was when Mr. Jay was there—I asked Mr. Cohen to let the account' stand over for a day or two—he said, "Could you let me have a little loose cash," and I gave him £3—he did rot give me an I O U on that day for £3 in Mr. Jay's presence—he got £1 from me in the same way on a former occasion—he said he did not want to call at the office—he credited me with £1—he did not ask me for the loan of £1—he put it on the statement in pencil—I did not have the statement on July 18th; I never had one till the account came due—there were no new items on it then—he did not tear up the old receipt and the I O U, he having got a new statement—the small pieces of paper were not left on the table—I do not owe the prosecutors any money now, not till it becomes due—I may owe them about £23 over and above the £3 and the £3 18s. 6d.—I cannot exactly say the amount.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> If £4 6s. 8d. appears on the receipt I paid £4 6s. 8d.—I always took receipts from the prisoner when I paid him money—I have some receipts on a file as well as on the clip—I have looked everywhere for the receipt for £3 18s. 6d.; I cannot find it.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990912-name-196" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM JAMES</persName> </hi>. I am the son of Charles James—I remember the prisoner calling at my father's house in July—he came into the bar parlour, and said that he had called to put the receipts straight—my father brought some receipts and put them on the table—I was sitting at the table—my father gave the clip to the prisoner, and went into the bar, and we remained in the bar-parlour—I saw the prisoner tear some of the receipts out and put them into his pocket—my father returned and talked with him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The room is about 12 feet square—I was in there when the prisoner came in; it was about 2 p.m.—I did not interfere—I had nothing to do with the taking down of the receipts—I do Dot know what my father went into the bar for—I do not know how many receipt he gave the prisoner, I was not paying any particular attention to what was going—I cannot say whether the prisoner produced an account—he asked my father for the old statement of account—he did not say he would give a fresh I O U—the old account was not torn up; the receipts were—I do not remember the prisoner writing anything.</p>
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<interp inst="t18990912-name-197" type="given" value="EDWARD THOMAS"/>EDWARD THOMAS PYM</persName> </hi>. I am a licensed victualler, of the Crown Hotel, Harlesden—I had an account with Messrs. Ehrmau—the prisoner used to call on me—I made payments to him for the account due to Messrs. Ehrman—on July 6th I owed them £14 3s. 6d., and on that date the prisoner called, and I paid him by this cheque (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—he gave me a receipt—on July 15th he called again, and said he had called to see me about the cheque that I had paid him on July 6th; that he had had a few words with his firm, and that they had behaved very badly towards him—he then said, "I have not paid your cheque in; here is the money; I want you to forward the cheque yourself"—I said, "I very much object to that,</p>
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<p>as I do not wish to have any correspondence with the firm. I will make a suggestion to you, that I give you another cheque, and you forward it on yourself, and if the firm return the cheque you communicate with me at once"—he gave me the money, and I gave him a fresh cheque—then, at my request, he altered the date of the receipt which he had given me on July 6th.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prosecutors had never made a claim against me for £14 3s. 6d.—they have my cheque in payment—I have had 20 years' experience in the public-house business—if I give a traveller an order I always expect him to stand something—a "bit off" has nothing to do with the discount.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He did not give me any reason for not paying the cheque 10, except that his firm had behaved badly to him,</p>
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<interp inst="t18990912-name-198" type="given" value="FREDINAND"/>FREDINAND EHRMAN</persName> </hi>. I am senior partner in the firm of Ehrman Bros., wine merchants, of 43, Finsbury Square—before 1893 there was another firm, which was dissolved in 1896—the prisoner acted for that firm as traveller from 1893 to 1895—I was head of both firms—in April, 1898, I received an application from the prisoner, asking me to take him back into our service—that was followed by negotiations with him, which resulted in the agreement of April 21st, 1898—(
<hi rend="italic">This was between Ehrman, Senior, and Sons, of 43, Finsbury Square, and Philip Cohen, of 14, Albion Road, Stoke Newington, the traveller, stating that the traveller should keep proper books, and enter an account of all business transactions, and the names and addresses of all persona called upon by him on behalf of the firm; that whenever required, the said books, or copies of the said entries, should be transmitted to the firm; and that the traveller should not collect or receive payment from customers of the firm except when authorised by the firm, and in all cases in which he should receive payment on account of the firm he should daily transmit to them, without taking auything on account of his expenses, salary, or commission; and he should keep a list of the persons upon whom he called for the purpose of obtaining business for he firm, and a note of the result of his calls, and transmit the same daily to the firm, they paying him a minimum salary of £1 per month, and a further sum, to include travelling expenses, equal-to 17 1/2 per cent. on the net amount of executed orders for the firm obtained by him; all ques
<lb/>tions or of the rights of the parties to be referred to two arbitrators, and in case of their disagreement a third person be appointed as umpire, which should be deemed to be a submission to arbitration within the meaning of the Act of</hi> 1889.)—that being signed, the prisoner at once entered upon his duties as traveller—he forwarded us sums which he had collected, and the particulars of them in writing—the remittance sheets were in duplicate; he kept a copy—he never had any authority from us to endorse cheques in the name of the firm, or to retain any money beyond the day of its collec
<lb/>tion, if possible—the prisoner did not forward to us £4 6s. 8d. on January 5nd, 1899, from Mr. Charles James—on January 16th, 1899, he for
<lb/>warded only £4 from Mr. Charles James, and in consequence the firm sent this written memorandum to the prisoner, which was returned from him with his reply on it—(
<hi rend="italic">Read: "Query re remittance</hi> James, Kings
<lb/>land Road.—Please let us know why he paid £4 only, and left the item of June 22nd, 1898, unsettled." Reply: "I omitted to put</p>
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<p>on statement the 6s. 8d.; will collect it next time I see him"—we never got that 6s. 8d.—he never accounted to us for £5 paid by Mr. James on March 18th, and on March 21st we sent him this memorandum, and he answered it in his own writing: "March 18th. Query: Did you call upon James, of Kingsland Road, yesterday, as arranged?" Reply: "I saw James last night; he asks me to let the account stand till after Easter. I shall without fail see him in a fortnight, and get his account. March is always a heavy month with publicans; they have to clear off all right" of rates, taxes, licences, etc, before quarter-day. James is all right"—that was accounted to us on April 14th by the prisoner—he did not account to us for £2 9s. 4d. on May 21st, received from Mr. Rainer; and he never has done so—he never accounted to U6 for the £3 18s. 6d. from Mr. Charles James, or for the £3 from the same person—he did not account to us for a cheque from Mr. Pym on July 6th, for £14. 3s. 6d.; he never has done so—this is the cheque (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—it is crossed and endorsed by the prisoner—he was suspended on July 10th, 1899, after which he was not em
<lb/>powered to act for us in any way—we never hod any intention of sending him to Birmingham after that date—we suspended him by a written document on July 10th—we did not intend to start him as a canvasser and take away the collecting from him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known the prisoner since 1893, and all that time I looked upon him as a thoroughly respectable man—he had to collect accounts when the agreement was entered into—he was told he would have to do so, and he desired it—to get custom, travellers are put to a considerable expense by treating people—we do not arrange to give them 20s. or 25s. a day for that only—when the prisoner was in our employ before he had £3 10s. a week, and