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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>EDWARD T. E. BESLEY, ESQ., Q.C.,</p>
<p>Law Booksellers and Publishers.</p>
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<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Held on Monday, February 12th, 1900, and following days,</p>
<p>Before the Right Hon.
<hi rend="largeCaps">ALFRED JAMES NEWTON, LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; the Hon. Sir Edward
<hi rend="smallCaps">RIDLEY</hi>, one of the Justices of Her Majesty's High Court; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">REGINALD HANSON</hi>, Bart., M.P., LL.D., F.S.A., Alderman of the said City; The Right Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t19000212-name-1" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HALL</persName> </hi>, K.C.M.G., Q.C., M.P., Recorder of the said City; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOSEPH COCKFIELD DIMSDALE</hi>, Knt.; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">MARCUS SAMUEL</hi>, Knt.;
<hi rend="smallCaps">WALTER VAUGHAN MORGAN</hi>, Esq., and
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN CHARLES BELL</hi>, Esq., other of the Aldermen of the said City; and Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">FORREST FULTON</hi>, Knt., Q.C., Common Serjeant of the said City; Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM PURDIE TRELOAR</hi>, Esq., Alderman</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ALFRED HENRY BEVAN</hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
<p>W. H. C.
<hi rend="smallCaps">MAHON</hi>, Esq.</p>
<p>J. D.
<hi rend="smallCaps">LANGTON</hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Under-Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEWTON, MAYOR. FOURTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—a dagger</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, February</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>,1900.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19000212-134-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to stealing a gelding and cart, five chests of tea, and other articles, the property of
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<interp inst="t19000212-2-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, to stealing a postal packet containing a sample bottle of rum;</rs>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19000212-2-offence-2 t19000212-name-5"/>the Postmaster-General</persName>.—</rs>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19000212-136-offence-1 t19000212-name-7"/>Cyril Frederick Harrison Harrison Watson</persName>.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t19000212-name-8" type="given" value="CLARKE"/>MR. CLARKE WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUMPHREYS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19000212-name-9" type="given" value="CYRIL FREDERICK HARRISON HARRISON"/>CYRIL FREDERICK HARRISON HARRISON WATSON</persName> </hi>. I live at 80, Addison Gardens, Kensington—I had some means, which I wished to use in business—I answered an advertisement of the prisoner's, and after negotiations with him I entered into an agreement with him, dated April 18th, 1899—I was to be employed by him at a fixed salary of £10 a month, and I was to have a return of the profits, for advancing him £500—it was agreed that this should not make a partnership between us, but I had the right to enter into partnership at the end of five years from April 1st, 1899—my salary was paid down to July, but I have heard nothing of the £500, which I paid to the prisoner by cheque—when I first went there he used to come to the office at 2, Talbot Court, Gracechurch Street—he and I occupied the inner room, and the clerks the outer room—I last saw him at the office on August 25th—I had a good many letters from him after that from District Messenger offices and other places, but no addresses, and generally no date—I could not answer them—I tried to find him a good many times, but failed—I had communications coming to me about dishonoured cheques—the prisoner had a key to the office, and could let himself in when he liked—on September 13th I purchased a japanned deed-box, about 13 in by 9 in.—I kept the key—I put into it two share certificates for 100 East Rand</p>
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<p>Extension Mines, and 12 shares in the Mountain Copper Com
<lb/>pany, my cheque-book, some letters from the prisoner to me, and several private documents of my own—I gave £100 for the Rand shares; they are worth about £200 now; the others are worth about £90—I had my initials painted in white outside the box—I kept it on my desk in my room—there were two keys; I had them both—I left the box at the office on October 14th—when I came on Monday, something was said to me; the box was gone—I have never seen it since; it was nowhere in the office; there were 25 cheques originally in the cheque-book; I had used about eight or nine—this debit note of the cheques was sent me with my pass-book—this blank cheque (No. 62488) was contained on the debit note; the numbers of the notes on the debit note are 62476 to 62500—this piece of a letter (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) is the top part of a letter which was written to me by a Mr. Buckland—it was in the deed-box when I lost it—these other cheques were also drawn from my cheque-book, including the numbers on the debit note—they were not filled in when I left them in my box.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw the advertisement on one of the last two days of February—I did not ask for any references—I did not see the books of the business; he said he had not got any—he was carrying on the business of a general merchant, or of a broker—he sold anything and everything, and got a commission on the sale—I went for a month on trial—I invested the £500 at 6 per cent.—shortly after I entered into the agreement I had some money left me—I had nothing to do with proving the will or getting the money—I went to Madeira on May 4th—that was about three months after I entered the service—I was away for three weeks, then I went away for four weeks for my health—I and the business banked at the same bank—the prisoner said he had a private account at the same bank—before I bought the deed-box I used to keep my papers and so forth in a desk in one of the drawers—I expect I left things lying about—I was never short of cheques on my own bank—I never had occasion to ask the defendant to let me use one of his cheques—he never asked me for that accommodation.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000212-name-10" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN CARTER</persName> </hi>. I live at Keybody Buildings, Bunhill Row, E., and am employed by the caretaker of 2, Talbot Court, Gracechurch Street—I have been there 32 years—I know the prisoner by sight—on the morning of October 16th I cleaned the offices of Keys, Hitch & Co. at about 8.15 a.m.—I dusted a black box there—I went downstairs—I heard the prisoner come in—he went upstairs and let himself into his office with his key—he was there about five minutes—I saw him come
<lb/>down—I leaned over the bannisters, and saw he had a parcel—he had none when he went in—it was a flat box, wrapped up—I heard it knock against the iron railings, and it sounded like tin—it was about the size of the box which I had seen in the office—I went up to the office and looked round; the box was gone—I had seen the prisoner come there on previous occasions—when the clerks came I made a communication to them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I think the prisoner has been at the buildings about two years—there are seventeen offices there—I had seen him there on the Saturday before, the 16th, about 3 o'clock—he was there for 10 or</p>
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<p>15 minutes—I was in Mr. Howell's office, on the same floor—I do not think he was there on the Friday—he came several times at night, when the clerks were all gone—I had seen the tin box on the desk for some time—I dusted it every morning for more than a month—I do not know if the prisoner sometimes brought parcels to the office, or took any away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I do not know the name of the gentleman I spoke to when the clerks came in the morning.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000212-name-11" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES PERRIN</persName> </hi>. I am at the Shoreditch Branch of the London and County Bank—Mr. Watson is one of our customers—this debit note for the cheque-book is in my writing—on September 22nd, 1899, I issued a cheque-book to Mr. Watson containing the numbers on this debit note—Keys, Hitch & Co. also had an account with us, and Keys a private account—Keys, Hitch & Co.'s account was closed on September 15th, 1899—I think they had notice that the account was closed—W. J. Keys' account was closed on October 5th—I know Keys' writing—these three cheques (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) are in his writing—they are all dishonoured—they are all dated after the 16th, and all within the numbers on the debit note—this other cheque (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) is out of the same book—I cannot say whose writing it is in.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> These two cheques, dated October 28th, for £3 each, are drawn on Keys' private account—this one, dated November 8th, is on Keys, Hitch & Co.'s account—it is not unusual to get a cheque from a cheque-book which has not been issued to the person who draws the cheque; a customer might borrow a cheque from another customer—it could only be a case of borrow or take—this cheque purports to be signed by Cyril Harrison Watson—I cannot say whether it is his writing; it is very similar.</p>
<p>C. F. H.
<hi rend="smallCaps">WATSON</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). This cheque, which purports to be signed by me, is not in my writing; it is a pretty good imitation of my signature.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000212-name-12" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK BLYTH</persName> </hi> (774,
<hi rend="italic">City</hi>). On November 11th, acting under instructions, I was in the offices at 2, Talbot Court, Gracechurch Street, about 4 p.m.—I heard the prisoner come in—I arrested him, and took him to the station—he said, "I do not think I have ever, during the time I was in the office, seen a deed-box belonging to Mr. Watson; if I could see a calendar I think I could prove I was not in London on that day; I was away, and had a bad attack of the liver"—among other property on him I found this blank cheque and this portion of a letter, with Mr. Watson's name thereon, two jewellers' receipts for diamond rings on November 8th and 9th, and two pawn tickets, showing they were pledged on the 11th—the letter has the address, "37, Anger Road"—on November 13th the prisoner was brought up and charged, and remanded on bail—on Novem
<lb/>ber 20th he was called on his bail, but did not appear—the bail was estreated, and another warrant issued—I did not take that warrant.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I found the piece of the letter in his pocket.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000212-name-13" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WILLIS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant</hi>). I received the second warrant on November 20th for the prisoner's arrest—I arrested him on December 11th, shortly after 6 p.m., in Trafalgar Square—I said, "You know me; I shall arrest you for absconding from your bail on a charge of felony"—he replied, "All right"—I took him to the Minories Police-station, where</p>
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<p>Extension Mines, and 12 shares in the Mountain Copper Com
<lb/>pany, my cheque-book, some letters from the prisoner to me, and several private documents of my own—I gave £100 for the Rand shares; they are worth about £200 now; the others are worth about £90—I had my initials painted in white outside the box—I kept it on my desk in my room—there were two keys; I had them both—I left the box at the office on October 14th—when I came on Monday, something was said to me; the box was gone—I have never seen it since; it was nowhere in the office; there were 25 cheques originally in the cheque-book; I had used about eight or nine—this debit note of the cheques was sent me with my pass-book—this blank cheque (No. 62488) was contained on the debit note; the numbers of the notes on the debit note are 62476 to 62500—this piece of a letter (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) is the top part of a letter which was written to me by a Mr. Buckland—it was in the deed-box when I lost it—these other cheques were also drawn from my cheque-book, including the numbers on the debit note—they were not filled in when I left them in my box.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw the advertisement on one of the last two days of February—I did not ask for any references—I did not see the books of the business; he said he had not got any—he was carrying on the business of a general merchant, or of a broker—he sold anything and everything, and got a commission on the sale—I went for a month on trial—I invested the £500 at 6 per cent.—shortly after I entered into the agreement I had some money left me—I had nothing to do with proving the will or getting the money—I went to Madeira on May 4th—that was about three months after I entered the service—I was away for three weeks, then I went away for four weeks for my health—I and the business banked at the same bank—the prisoner said he had a private account at the same bank—before I bought the deed-box I used to keep my papers and so forth in a desk in one of the drawers—I expect I left things lying about—I was never short of cheques on my own bank—I never had occasion to ask the defendant to let me use one of his cheques—he never asked me for that accommodation.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000212-name-14" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN CARTER</persName> </hi>. I live at Keybody Buildings, Bunhill Row, E., and am employed by the caretaker of 2, Talbot Court, Gracechurch Street—I have been there 32 years—I know the prisoner by sight—on the morning of October 16th I cleaned the offices of Keys, Hitch & Co. at about 8.15 a.m.—I dusted a black box there—I went downstairs—I heard the prisoner come in—he went upstairs and let himself into his office with his key—he was there about five minutes—I saw him come
<lb/>down—I leaned over the bannisters, and saw he had a parcel—he had none when he went in—it was a flat box, wrapped up—I heard it knock against the iron railings, and it sounded like tin—it was about the size of the box which I had seen in the office—I went up to the office and looked round; the box was gone—I had seen the prisoner come there on previous occasions—when the clerks came I made a communication to them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I think the prisoner has been at the buildings about two years—there are seventeen offices there—I had seen him there on the Saturday before, the 16th, about 3 o'clock—he was there for 10 or</p>
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<p>15 minutes—I was in Mr. Howell's office, on the same floor—I do not think he was there on the Friday—he came several times at night, when the clerks were all gone—I had seen the tin box on the desk for some time—I dusted it every morning for more than a month—I do not know if the prisoner sometimes brought parcels to the office, or took any away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I do not know the name of the gentleman I spoke to when the clerks came in the morning.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000212-name-15" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES PERRIN</persName> </hi>. I am at the Shoreditch Branch of the London and County Bank—Mr. Watson is one of our customers—this debit note for the cheque-book is in my writing—on September 22nd, 1899, I issued a cheque-book to Mr. Watson containing the numbers on this debit note—Keys, Hitch & Co. also had an account with us, and Keys a private account—Keys, Hitch & Co.'s account was closed on September 15th, 1899—I think they had notice that the account was closed—W. J. Keys' account was closed on October 5th—I know Keys' writing—these three cheques(
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)are in his writing—they are all dishonoured—they are all dated after the 16th, and all within the numbers on the debit note—this other cheque (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) is out of the same book—I cannot say whose writing it is in.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> These two cheques, dated October 28th, for £3 each, are drawn on Keys' private account—this one, dated November 8th, is on Keys, Hitch & Co.'s account—it is not unusual to get a cheque from a cheque-book which has not been issued to the person who draws the cheque; a customer might borrow a cheque from another customer—it could only be a case of borrow or take—this cheque purports to be signed by Cyril Harrison Watson—I cannot say whether it is his writing; it is very similar.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WATSON</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). This cheque, which purports to be signed by me, is not in my writing; it is a pretty good imitation of my signature.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000212-name-16" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK BLYTH</persName> </hi> (774,
<hi rend="italic">City</hi>). On November 11th, acting under instructions, I was in the offices at 2, Talbot Court, Gracechurch Street, about 4 p.m.—I heard the prisoner come in—I arrested him, and took him to the station—he said, "I do not think I have ever, during the time I was in the office, seen a deed-box belonging to Mr. Watson; if I could see a calendar I think I could prove I was not in London on that day; I was away, and had a bad attack of the liver"—among other property on him I found this blank cheque and this portion of a letter, with Mr. Watson's name thereon, two jewellers' receipts for diamond rings on November 8th and 9th, and two pawn tickets, showing they were pledged on the 11th—the letter has the address, "37, Anger Road"—on November 13th the prisoner was brought up and charged, and remanded on bail—on Novem
<lb/>ber 20th he was called on his bail, but did not appear—the bail was estreated, and another warrant issued—I did not take that warrant.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I found the piece of the letter in his pocket.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000212-name-17" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000212-name-17" type="surname" value="WILLIS"/>
<interp inst="t19000212-name-17" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WILLIS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant</hi>). I received the second warrant on November 20th for the prisoner's arrest—I arrested him on December 11th, shortly after 6 p.m., in Trafalgar Square—I said, "You know me; I shall arrest you for absconding from your bail on a charge of felony"—he replied, "All right"—I took him to the Minories Police-station, where</p>
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<p>he made no reply to the charge—on the way to the station he became very violent, and it was with great difficulty we got him there.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000212-name-18" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD KEBBLE</persName> </hi>. I am a cashier at the London and County Bank, Shoreditch branch—I know Keys as one of our customers—this cheque for £20 was presented to me; I cannot say who by—I paid cash for it over the counter.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LUSHINGTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUMPHREYS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">During the progress of the case the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">on the ground of there being insufficient evidence, stopped the case.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000212-137-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-136-19000212 t19000212-137-punishment-3"/>The prisoner received a good character.—Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19000212-138-offence-1 t19000212-name-21"/>James Stratton Thompson</persName> to the amount of £796 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. without informing him that he was an undischarged bankrupt.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JOHNSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000212-name-22" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000212-name-22" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000212-name-22" type="surname" value="BOYLE"/>
<interp inst="t19000212-name-22" type="given" value="GEORGE ENGLISH"/>GEORGE ENGLISH BOYLE</persName> </hi>. I am a messenger at the Record Office at the London Bankruptcy Court, and produce the file of proceedings in the bankruptcy of Alfred Lusson—the petition was presented on March 17th, 1896—the order of adjudication is dated June 10th, 1896—the liabilities were shown to be £140 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., assets nil—he has never applied for his discharge, and is at present an undischarged bankrupt.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There is a report by the Official Receiver that there is a sufficient sum in hand to pay 20
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. in the £—the total amount is £288 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000212-name-23" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000212-name-23" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000212-name-23" type="surname" value="OTT"/>
<interp inst="t19000212-name-23" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY OTT</persName> </hi>. I live at Fairhome, Bushey Hill Road, Camberwell, and am clerk to Messrs. Windover, Turril & Son, of Long Acre, the petitioning creditors in the bankruptcy of Alfred Lusson in 1896—the prisoner is the man.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000212-name-24" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000212-name-24" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000212-name-24" type="surname" value="THOMPSON"/>
<interp inst="t19000212-name-24" type="given" value="JAMES STRATTON"/>JAMES STRATTON THOMPSON</persName> </hi>. On December 15th I traded with a partner, now I trade by myself as Thompson & Co., at 7, Copthall Court—a Mr. Albert Golden has a desk in my office—on December 15th he came to me and instructed me to buy 50 Lake View Consols for Alfred Lusson; the amount given was £796 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—there was a commission of £6 58., and the stamps and charges were £4 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—a contract note was sent to the prisoner the same evening—next day I had instructions from Mr. Golden to sell 100 shares—I declined to sell more than 50—I sold 50 at 1411-16ths, which came to £734 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., leaving a balance of £68 17
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I sent him a contract note the same evening—I never got an answer to that—there was, I think, a letter sent on December 29th, another on December 22nd, and a telegram on June 2nd—I have never been paid to this day—I went to my solicitors, and discovered that the prisoner was an undischarged bankrupt—I did not know that till December 22nd.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was responsible for what I bought—Mr. Goldon brought me the orders, and I carried out the transactions.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000212-name-25" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000212-name-25" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000212-name-25" type="surname" value="GOLDEN"/>
<interp inst="t19000212-name-25" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT GOLDEN</persName> </hi> I am a commission agent, and have a seat in the office of Messrs. Thompson & Co. 7, Copthall Court—I first met</p>
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<p>the accused in 1891—I was introduced to him again by a Mr. Daniel Boyd on December 12th last, and on December 15th he gave me instructions to buy some shares for him—I passed on the order to Mr. Thompson—the shares were purchased, and on December 16 th I got a letter from the accused, begging me to sell 100 of the same shares, and Mr. Thompson sold 50—I know that two letters were sent to him, and I called at the Hotel Metropole to ask him to pay the difference—I first learned that he was an undischarged bankrupt on December 22nd.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I dined with the prisoner and his wife at the Hotel Metropole on either the night before or the night after my transaction with him—I think it was the night before, but I should not like to take my oath on it—I have not seen him constantly since 1891; only on a few occasions—I do not know what nationality he is; he calls himself Baron de Lussan—when I first knew him he called himself Alfred Baker—I did not know that the Alfred Baker whom I knew in 1891 had become bankrupt—I had not seen him for eight or nine years prior to December 22nd—no business matters were discussed at the dinner at the Metropole—I did not advise him to enter into this transaction—his wife did not say he could not, because he was an undischarged bankrupt—Mr. Boyd was a customer of Mr. Thompson's—the last time I saw the prisoner prior to the day when I had dinner with him was the Tuesday in the same week—I thought I knew him then as the person I had known in 1891 as Baker, and I told him so—from 1892 to 1899 I never clapped eyes on him, either in or out of the City—I did not make inquiries about him at Stubbs's, but on December 15th, when he had given the order, Messrs. Thompson wrote to Messrs. Stubbs—I did not tell the prisoner that the transaction was an excellent speculation, because Ladysmith had been relieved—he might have spoken on the war topic—I did not advise him at all.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> When I was introduced to Baron de Lussan I was given this card—(
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>: "Baron de Lussan, Woodcroft Castle, Market Deep
<lb/>ing, Northampton shire")—on December 12th I went with another gentle
<lb/>man to the Hotel Metropole by appointment to meet Mr. Daniel Boyd and the defendant at 9 p.m.—on arrival there Mr. Boyd introduced the Baron de Lussan to the other gentleman, and he then turned round and said, "I need not introduce you to Mr. Golden, as he says he has met you before"—the prisoner looked surprised—I said, "I think I met you some eight or nine years ago in a wine merchant's office; is not your name Baker?"—he said "No"—I apologised, and he handed me his card—on going down to the smoking-room I said to Boyd, "I fear I have made a mistake"—the prisoner said, "Yes, he has taken me for a half-brother by the same mother by a different father: that individual has already cost me, £1,500 by mistakes"—I had not the slightest reason or ground for suspect
<lb/>ing that he was an undischarged bankrupt—I know that Mr. Thompson sent for particulars to Stubbs, which arrived on December 22nd.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I did not know that Baker had been bankrupt.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, on oath, said that Mr. Golden knew per
<lb/>fectly well that he was an undischarged bankrupt, and had asked him (the prisoner) if he had applied for his discharge; and that Golden had advised</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">him to invest in some shares when dining at the Metropole; he admitted that he had been made bankrupt three times.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000212-name-26" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000212-name-26" type="surname" value="GOLDEN"/>
<interp inst="t19000212-name-26" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>MR. ALBERT GOLDEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I never had a conversation (with the prisoner) on a street refuge outside the Royal Exchange on the subject of his bankruptcy.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000212-name-27" type="surname" value="LUSSON"/>
<interp inst="t19000212-name-27" type="given" value="EMMA ELIZABETH"/>EMMA ELIZABETH LUSSON</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's wife—I was present at the dinner at the Metropole on December 14th—Mr. Golden said that he had seen a telegram from the War Office at the Stock Exchange, saying that Ladysmith had been relieved, and that it was a good time to do business—I said I objected to my husband speculating, as his means did not allow of it—Mr. Golden said, "It is simply a flutter, and will be all right; I know your husband; I have met him before"—I said, "How long have you known my husband?"—he said, "I should be sorry to say how long"—I had never met him before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was married on March 11th, 1896.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000212-138-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, February</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1900.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<interp inst="t19000212-140-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded Guilty: See original trial image]</rs>
<hi rend="italic">He received a good character.—
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<interp inst="t19000212-8-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, to unlawfully obtaining 20
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. from
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19000212-8-offence-1 t19000212-name-31"/>Archer George Hunter</persName>, with intent to defraud.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t19000212-8-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded Guilty: See original trial image]</rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">AUGUST LAMBERT</hi> (20)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19000212-142-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t19000212-142-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering a counterfeit crown twice in the same day.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARTRIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000212-name-33" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000212-name-33" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000212-name-33" type="surname" value="DEMPSEY"/>
<interp inst="t19000212-name-33" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH DEMPSEY</persName> </hi>. I keep the Old Duncan public-house, Soho—I was in the bar last Wednesday—the prisoner came in and tendered this 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece for a glass of beer, which came to 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—I found it was bad—here are my teeth marks on it—I asked him where he got it; he said from his employer—I asked him where his employer was—he said, "I don't know"—I said, "Where does he live?"—he gave me no answer—I tried to break the coin, but it was too hard—I gave it back to him, and said, "Mark my words, if you take the change for that you are liable to be prosecuted"—I saw him next morning among several others, and picked him out at once—I have no doubt that he is the man.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000212-name-34" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000212-name-34" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19000212-name-34" type="surname" value="SHOFORD"/>
<interp inst="t19000212-name-34" type="given" value="BEATRICE"/>BEATRICE SHOFORD</persName> </hi>. I am 13 years old, and am the daughter of the landlord of the, Admiral Dunn, only a few steps from the Old Duncan—on January 24th the prisoner called for a glass of ginger</p>
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<p>beer, price 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—he gave me a 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. piece, and I gave him 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 11
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. change—I had seen him before more than once—I took the coin to my father—I saw the prisoner next morning at Marlborough Street Station with others, and at once identified him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000212-name-35" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000212-name-35" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000212-name-35" type="surname" value="SHOFORD"/>
<interp inst="t19000212-name-35" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES SHOFORD</persName> </hi>. I keep the Crown—the last witness is my daughter—I know the prisoner as using my house—on January 24th I saw my daughter serve him—he drank the ginger beer in a hurry—my daughter gave me this crown piece—I saw it was a
<hi rend="italic">wrong</hi> one, and I went outside, but did not see the prisoner—I informed the police, and about two hours afterwards I went into the Round House with a constable, saw the prisoner and said, "That is the man"—he said at the Police-station that he had not been into my house at all.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000212-name-36" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000212-name-36" type="surname" value="WESTON"/>
<interp inst="t19000212-name-36" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WESTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, T</hi>). I was sent for to the Round House public-house, saw the prisoner, and said, "I shall take you in custody for passing a bad crown piece"—be said, "It is all false; I have not been in the house to-night"—he was charged, and made no reply.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000212-name-37" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000212-name-37" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000212-name-37" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t19000212-name-37" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of coin to Her Majesty's Mint—this crown is counterfeit.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his statement before the Magistrate, and in his defence, stated that he was drunk, and knew nothing about it, or about Mr. Dempsey cautioning him.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000212-142-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19000212-142-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t19000212-142-punishment-8" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t19000212-142-punishment-8" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19000212-142-punishment-8" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-142-19000212 t19000212-142-punishment-8"/>He had been convicted in August, 1898, of stealing a watch from the person.—Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="def1-143-19000212" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN SULLIVAN</hi>(29)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19000212-name-39" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000212-name-39" type="surname" value="SULLIVAN"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19000212-143-offence-1 t19000212-name-39"/>John Charles Sullivan</persName>, with intent to do him grievous bodily harm. </rs>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner stated that he was
<rs id="t19000212-143-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19000212-143-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19000212-143-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="lesserOffence"/>Guilty of unlawfully wounding</rs>, upon which the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">found that verdict. He received a good character—
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<interp inst="t19000212-143-punishment-9" type="punishmentCategory" value="miscPunish"/>
<interp inst="t19000212-143-punishment-9" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="sureties"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-143-19000212 t19000212-143-punishment-9"/>To enter into Recog
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EDGAR KING</hi>(26)</persName>
<rs id="t19000212-144-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19000212-144-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t19000212-144-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/> Unlawfully obtaining from the
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<interp inst="t19000212-name-41" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19000212-144-offence-1 t19000212-name-41"/>Governor and Company of the Bank of England</persName> a cheque-book with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000212-name-42" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000212-name-42" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000212-name-42" type="surname" value="LEDGROVE"/>
<interp inst="t19000212-name-42" type="given" value="LENNARD"/>LENNARD LEDGROVE</persName> </hi>. I live at Lower Clapton, and am errand boy to a stockbroker—on January 22nd a little after 1 o'clock, I was in Warn
<lb/>ford Court, on an errand for my employers and met the prisoner at the Throgmorton Street end—he asked if I was in a hurry—I said, "No"—he said, "Do you know the Bank?"—I said "Yes"—he gave me this paper (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) and said, that I was to take it to the drawing office of the Bank and get a cheque-book, and not give them the paper unless they asked for it—he said, "Bring the cheque-book to me here"—he did not offer me any money—I went to the private drawing office, of the Bank of England, and presented the slip—the gentleman said, "How many cheques?"—I said, "I don't know"—I did not get a cheque-book—I had some conversation with a gentleman, and went with him to Thread
<lb/>needle Street, where Inspector Fagan joined us—I went up Warnford Court, and met the prisoner there—he mumbled something which I could not catch, and I said, "Are you the gentleman who sent me to the Bank?"—he made no reply, and I turned to the inspector and said,</p>
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<p>"This is the man"—he wore a black felt hat and a dark coat—I identify his face, and have no doubt he is the man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It is a good-sized court, and a great many clerks go in and out to get their lunch—I was away 20 minutes or half an hour—it takes about seven minutes to go from Warnford Court to the Bank—I am certain that the prisoner is the man—a great many men were passing at the time—I said, "Are you the gentleman who gave me the slip?" because that end of the court is rather dark, but afterwards I was certain—his face made me certain—he went straight on in the same way when I spoke to him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000212-name-43" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000212-name-43" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000212-name-43" type="surname" value="SWINTON"/>
<interp inst="t19000212-name-43" type="given" value="ALLEN CHISHOLM"/>ALLEN CHISHOLM SWINTON</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the private drawing office of the Bank of England—Messrs. Farnfield, solicitors, of 99, Lower Thames Street, have an account there—on January 22nd, at a little after 2 o'clock, Ledgrove brought this slip of paper—I noticed that there was no number on it, and communicated with Mr. Partridge, and told the boy to come round—I questioned him about it, and asked him to come out with me—he went into Warnford Court—the Bank of England have no order forms or cheques; you must send a letter.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000212-name-44" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000212-name-44" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000212-name-44" type="surname" value="SWARBRIDGE"/>
<interp inst="t19000212-name-44" type="given" value="RICHARD WAYGOOD"/>RICHARD WAYGOOD SWARBRIDGE</persName> </hi>. I am in the private drawing office of the Bank of England—on January 22nd I interviewed the boy, and went with him to Warnford Court—Inspector Sayer was with us—we did not see the prisoner, and I said to the boy, "Just walk down," and when he had got half-way down I saw him stop and speak to the prisoner, who was detained.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We walked about Warnford Court two minutes before the boy saw him—I saw a great many people passing—the prisoner spoke to the boy, who then said, "I believe that is the man"—I have no doubt the prisoner saw the boy speak to me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000212-name-45" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000212-name-45" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000212-name-45" type="surname" value="FARNFIELD"/>
<interp inst="t19000212-name-45" type="given" value="HERBERT EDWARD"/>HERBERT EDWARD FARNFIELD</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, of 99, Lower Thames Street, and am a partner in the firm of J. A. and E. Farnfield—we have a private account at the Bank of England—the prisoner came into our employment as a boy five or six years ago, and we promoted him to be a junior clerk; he left two years ago, or a little more, through irregularity in money matters—the last letter from him was in 1898, stating why he left on Saturday afternoon, discharging himself, and explaining why he did not return—I did not give him authority to present this order at the Bank of England—it is not my writing or my brother's or that of any
<lb/>body in our employment—the practice is to send a letter on our printed note-paper, "Please send so many cheques," and sign it—I believe this order is in his writing—this delivery book is in his writing, and was initialed by him when he kept it—here is the name of the action, the particulars, and his initials—the whole of this book was in his writing then.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We keep about ten clerks—most of them stop.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000212-name-46" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000212-name-46" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000212-name-46" type="surname" value="FARNFIELD"/>
<interp inst="t19000212-name-46" type="given" value="JOHN ALBERT"/>JOHN ALBERT FARNFIELD</persName> </hi>. I am a partner of the last witness—this slip of paper is not in my writing, nor did I give anybody authority to write it—I was laid up with neuralgia for several weeks.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000212-name-47" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000212-name-47" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000212-name-47" type="surname" value="SAGER"/>
<interp inst="t19000212-name-47" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT SAGER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Police Inspector</hi>). I arrested the prisoner on January 22nd, and found this document on him and this sealed envelope—I asked him if he wanted the letter delivered—he said, "No; it does</p>
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<p>not matter now"—it takes five minutes at the outside to get from Warnford Court to the Bank of England—he asked at the station to see the slip—he did so, and said, "That is not my writing."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He went quite quietly with me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000212-name-48" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000212-name-48" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000212-name-48" type="surname" value="GUERRIN"/>
<interp inst="t19000212-name-48" type="given" value="THOMAS HENRY"/>THOMAS HENRY GUERRIN</persName> </hi>. I am an expert in hand-writing—I have compared these documents, and have no doubt that this slip was written by the same person who wrote this letter and these two envelopes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I have not compared it with the book(
<hi rend="italic">Doing so</hi>)—the capital "E" in the initials, "E.K." in the book is similar to the "E" in "E. C." on the slip, and the whole of the writing is similar—it seems to be the natural writing—I made tracings of the figures and of the words "Bank" and "Thames," and "Lane."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There is a striking similarity between the letter and the slip; the same marked peculiarity—there are a number of "E's" in this book (
<hi rend="italic">Pointing out several peculiarities corresponding in both documents</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> There is a "M" in this document in Montpellier Road, and another on the slip, and they are marvellously alike.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, stated, on oath, that he had just come from Baker Street, and never saw the boy till he stopped him in Warnford Court; that it was not true that he gave the boy the slip, and that it was not in his writing.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000212-144-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19000212-144-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t19000212-144-punishment-10" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t19000212-144-punishment-10" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19000212-144-punishment-10" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-144-19000212 t19000212-144-punishment-10"/>Twelve Months Imprisonment in the Second Division</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, February</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1900.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<rs id="t19000212-145-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19000212-145-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19000212-145-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to obtaining money by false pretences from
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19000212-145-offence-1 t19000212-name-50"/>Batey and Co</persName>., his masters;</rs>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<interp inst="t19000212-145-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t19000212-145-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>to forging and uttering receipts for 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 14
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., in each case with intent to defraud.—</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t19000212-145-punishment-11" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-145-19000212 t19000212-145-punishment-11"/>Seven Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE ALFRED BISS</hi>(30)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19000212-name-52" type="surname" value="SMILEY"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19000212-146-offence-1 t19000212-name-52"/>Samuel Smiley</persName>; </rs>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
<rs id="t19000212-146-offence-2" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19000212-146-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19000212-146-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>to stealing a bicycle, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19000212-146-offence-2 t19000212-name-53"/>Robert Pickard</persName>;</rs>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<interp inst="t19000212-146-offence-3" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t19000212-146-offence-3" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>to obtaining by false pretences from
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19000212-146-offence-3 t19000212-name-54"/>Walter Edward Warrington</persName> a pair of brackets and lamps, with intent to defraud. </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Two convictions were proved against him.—
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<hi rend="italic">He received a good Character.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MOORE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>, and
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000212-name-71" type="given" value="NATHAN"/>NATHAN LEVY</persName> </hi>. I am a fishmonger, of 38, Stanley Road, Balls Pond—on October 14th there was a burglary at my house, and about £140 worth of things were stolen—I identify these ornaments (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) in this box—none of the other property has been recovered—I put the value of the articles recovered at £12 or £14.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000212-name-72" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY PEARSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective.</hi>) On October 15th I arrested the prisoner on another charge—I took him to the station—he put his hat on the floor—I heard something drop—I took his hat up, and I found this box with these scales in it (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—they have not been identified—two gold rings, a bracelet, a pair of earrings, and a silver watch were in his trousers' pocket—I did not know at that time that they were the proceeds of a burglary—I asked him if he could account for having them—he said he was a dealer, and had bought them in Petticoat Lane that morning—this was on Sunday, October 15th—I asked him what part of the Lane—he said, "Just up there, on the side"—I said, "Which side?"—he said, "By the warehouse"—I said, "Do you know the man?"—he said, "No"—he said he had given about £7 for them—I made inquiries in Middlesex Street—I took the jewellery with me, but nobody could identify it—there is only one man there who sells jewellery, and it is not so high-class as this.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Middlesex Street is a general market on Sundays—Duke Street is about six or seven minutes' walk from Middlesex Street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The people who sell jewellery there are regular people there—these scales are what receivers generally carry about with them—these are weights for weighing diamonds.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The warrant charged him with stealing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, in his defence, on oath, stated that he had bought the jewellery from a man in Petticoat Lane for</hi>£7 10
<hi rend="italic">s., who asked him to hold the box of scales for him, and that he then went away, and he could not find him.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19000212-151-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony on May 18th, 1895, at Worship Street; and three other convictions were proved against him.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PASSMORE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Interpreted</hi>). I am a dealer—on January 24th, at 12.40 a.m., I was going along St. George's Street, Ratcliff Highway—the two prisoners, from behind, caught me by the neck, brought me to the ground, and took from me a watch and some money—after they had taken my money they nearly strangled me—I was shouting for help—I am quite sure they are the men.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Mills.</hi> When I was at the station the inspector asked me to search for the money in my overcoat—I found 6d. and some coppers.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Brown.</hi> I saw your faces during the struggle.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000212-name-78" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD BROAD</persName> </hi> (267
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). At 12.40 a.m. on January 24th I was in Ratcliff Highway—I saw three men and the prosecutor—I thought they were all friendly, but all at once they all fell to the ground—I ran up and got within five or six yards before they saw me—the prisoners were on top of the prosecutor, and had him by the throat—he was
<hi rend="italic">gurgling</hi> as if he could hardly breathe—I ran after the prisoners and caught Mills—I blew my whistle, and a soldier who was with me ran after one of them and caught him—the third got away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Mills.</hi> You were running away when I caught you—you had a bandage on your neck—you said, "You would not take me so easy if I had not got a bad arm."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Brown.</hi> I heard the prosecutor making a gurgling noise—I did not hear him shout.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000212-name-79" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES ANGUS</persName> </hi>. I am a reservist in the Grenadier Guards—I was in Ratcliff Highway on January 24th with the last witness—I saw three fellows—we were about 30 yards up the street—they had another man on the ground—he was trying to shout for help—the policeman went up to them, and I followed—they scattered, and ran away—the policeman caught one, and shouted to me to catch the other—he blew his whistle, and another policeman came up—Brown knocked me down, but I caught him—I did not lose sight of him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Brown.</hi> I heard the prosecutor shouting, but no words—it was a kind of gurgling sound—I did not see the policeman knock you about—you were very violent on the way to the station.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">R. BROAD</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). Brown was not knocked about unnecessarily—he was very violent on the way to the station—it took five of us, to take him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Brown.</hi> We did not knock you about.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000212-name-80" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR GOLDING</persName> </hi> (301
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). I took Brown—he was running away through St. George's Street—Angus was pursuing him with several other people—I attempted to stop him—he knocked me down—then I knocked him down—he got up and ran away—I ran after him and caught him—he said, "I am running after the other man"—I said, "You have got to come back with me"—the prosecutor said he had been robbed—6 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in bronze was found on Brown and a pawn ticket—I did not see any of the scuffling.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Brown.</hi> You were very violent on the way to the</p>
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<p>station—you were not knocked about—the inspector put a bottle of smelling salts to your nose, because you were pretending to be drunk.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Mills, in a written defence, said that he was going along St. George's Street with Mills, that they saw some men standing together, that he saw a man fall, and as he crossed over a policeman came up and got hold of him.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Brown, in his defence, said that as they walked up the road they saw three or four men in the road, that they crossed over, and a constable came and seized hold of him.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">They then</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">to convictions of felony: Mills on September 6th, 1898, at Newington Sessions, and Brown, at this Court, on November 21st, 1898; six other convictions were proved against Brown, including one for robbery with violence, and four against Mills.</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">awarded Angus</hi>£2 for his assistance.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by England.</hi> I picked you out by your white handker
<lb/>chief and by your face.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Gill.</hi> I did not mention your name till Detective Pryd did—I told Pryd I knew one of the boys, and he said, "Was Gill one of them?" and I said, "Yes."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Sanderson.</hi> I do not think I accused you by mis
<lb/>take for Gill.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I pointed England out about 10 minutes after I had been assaulted.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000212-name-86" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR STANTON</persName> </hi> (417
<hi rend="italic">G</hi>). The prosecutor came to me about 6 o'clock on January 21st in Great Eastern Street, not many yards from Curtain Road—we went and searched for the prisoners—I saw England peeping</p>
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<p>round some buildings—I went towards him, and he ran away—I followed him—he went into a house—it was not his own house—I went in—he said, "I do not live here; I live in Ivy Lane; I did sot do it; I know nothing about it"—I had not said anything to him then—I brought him out, and said to the prosecutor, "Is this one of them?"—before I could get the question out, the prosecutor said, "That is the one that took hold of me from behind"—England said, "I did not; ask him," and he pointed to another young man in the road, and he said to the man, "You saw me; you know I was with you the whole evening"—the man said, "You are a b—liar."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by England.</hi> I did not see you gambling on the roof of the house into which you ran.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000212-name-87" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE PRYD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective G</hi>). I went to 7, Norfolk Gardens about 6.20 a.m. on January 22nd—that is Gill's house—I found him in bed—be said, "All right, Mr. Pryd, I know what you have come for; you have come about that job on Sunday night"—I told him I should arrest him for stealing a chain—he said, "You have come about that job on Sunday night; I was not there; the others threw the chain away"—only part of the chain was found—when he said, "I know what you have come about," I had not said anything about the charge—I saw the prosecutor on the 21st—I did not ask him if one of the boys was Gill—he said, "I know one of them; it is Gill"—he gave me a description of Sanderson, and I arrested him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Gill</hi> When I got to your house I did not say, "Halloa, young Gill, you know what I have come for."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Sanderson.</hi> You were not arrested before because we did not know where you were at work.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000212-name-88" type="given" value="RANDALL"/>RANDALL HODSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective-Sergeant</hi>). I arrested Sanderson on January 25th about 11.30—he was in Milton Street—I told him I was going to take him into custody—he said he could prove that he was at home at the time—I took him to Hoxton Police-station, where he was placed with other lads, and he was at once identified by the prosecutor—Pryd spoke to me about him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">England, in his statement before the Magistrate, and in his defence, said that a boy had told him he had got the blame for the robbery; that he left home about 4.15, and went into a coffee shop in Hoxton Street, where he stayed till about 6 o'clock, when he went to Norfolk Gardens, where a policeman came and arrested him. Gill, in his statement before the Magistrate, and in his defence, said that England told him that he had done it, and said that he was at home all the afternoon, and did not go out till nearly 8 o'clock. Sanderson, in his defence, said that he went home about 3.30, and had some dinner, and then laid down on the bed and slept, and did not go out till 8.30 with his father; that he went over to his father's club, where he stayed till 10 o'clock.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19000212-name-89" type="given" value="SIDNEY"/>SIDNEY GILL</persName> </hi>. I am a shoemaker, and am Gill's father—on this Sunday afternoon he was at home from 5 to 8—he was trying to put on an india
<lb/>rubber collar.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000212-name-90" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR SANDERSON</persName> </hi>. I am Sanderson's father, and am a packing case maker—on this Sunday I got home about 3, and the boy came in shortly</p>
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<p>afterwards, and after dinner he went into the other room, and laid down—I saw him there in the afternoon, and till 7 o'clock, when he came over to the club with me and my wife</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He was lying down in the back room on the first floor—he did not undress—I went into the room two or three times while he was there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, February</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1900.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> You were in bed on and off, but not for a fortnight—previous to this you were in bed two days—the day before the assault you asked me to fetch a doctor.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, sated that he suffered from influenza, could not keep hit work, and that he would not have done this in his senses.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">bran</hi> new cap on—I knew the name of the man who was assaulted from his daughter, who met us.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I said to Drake, "That is the man's cap I had seen in the struggle."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. I did not go to the Police-station the same morning—I did not lose anything—I sent for a doctor—I was laid up five or six days—I said at the Police-court, "I had a slight cut at the back of my head," nothing about my hand.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000212-name-107" type="given" value="ERNEST"/>ERNEST GOFF</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective, K</hi>). On January 25th and 26th I watched the prisoners from 10 p.m. till a few minutes before 1 a.m.—they went from one public-house to another.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by White.</hi> I did not see you do wrong—I did not see the man assaulted—you were looking in at public-houses.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>. Drake was shamming being drunk about 12.45—two constables spoke to him—White said, "It is all right; it is my mate; I want to get him home"—I saw them go into four public-houses in the three hours—they would go and push the doors open and come out again—they went to and fro over about a quarter of a mile.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The prisoners were sober—I came across to them when the constables spoke to them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">White, in his defence, on oath, said that he had had a few words with Drake and was seeing him home; that he was not identified, and was innocent.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">They then</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">to previous convictions of felony; White at Clerkenwell in March, 1899, and Drake at the Thames Police-court on March 27th, 1899. Another conviction was proved against White, and he was stated to be an associate of convicted thieves.</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WHITE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">DRAKE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, February</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1900.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Ridley.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Dick, Dick,</hi> what are you going to do in this case?"—I said, "Nothing at all; it is simply your own fault"—he said, "I will have your life"—I said, "Do your best, my boy, do your worst," and then I went away—that was before January 16th—on January 16th I came out of the tavern about 8 o'clock, and was standing on the steps, when I received a blow on my head—I put up my hand, and saw the prisoner run away, saying, "I have got my own back"—I was wearing a peak cap—the blow came on the peak—it was inflicted with a chopper, the handle of which was broken (
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<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. It was the shaft of the axe which struck me—the prisoner came up sideways to me—the head of the chopper was over the top of my cap.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I did not go in and out of the house making a laughing-stock of you—I did not jeer at you; I did not see you—I am only there at night—I had been there on one morning.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. It was this year that he said he would have my life, after he came out of the infirmary.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000212-name-119" type="given" value="RICARDO"/>RICARDO MALCARDO</persName> </hi>. I am the manager of the Railway Tavern, Liverpool Street—Hughes works there as an attendant—on January 16th, about 7.40, I was standing outside the door—I saw the prisoner—he said to me, "Do you see this mark?"—I said, "It is through your own fault"—he said "I will kill your man to-night"—he was quite sober.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000212-name-120" type="given" value="ASAF"/>ASAF PETTITT</persName> </hi> (894,
<hi rend="italic">City</hi>). On January 16th I saw the prisoner run
<lb/>ning from the direction of the Railway Tavern—I stopped him—Hughes came up and said, "He is the man who struck me over the head" or "across the head, with an axe"—the prisoner said, "Yes, I wish I had killed you; you see this? you caused that; I mean to have my own back with you"—I took him to the station, where he was charged with attempting to do grievous bodily harm—after the charge was read over to him he said, "I wish I had killed you dead."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his statement before the Magistrate, and in his defence on oath, said he had been in St. Bartholomew's Hospital with a fractured</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">skull; that he applied for a summons against Hughes, but could not get it; that he was in a lunatic asylum, and the doctor told him that if he gave way to drink he would go mad; that he was standing outside the Railway Tavern, and the prosecutor jeered at him; that he had been drinking, and had pains in his head; that he saw a barrow passing with the chopper on it, and took it and hit the prosecutor; that he was in a temper, and that he had been through a lot of pain.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">was again</hi> indicted
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<interp inst="t19000212-163-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>. </rs>
<hi rend="italic">Two convictions were proved against him, and a warrant was out for his arrest.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, February</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1900.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRAIN, JUN</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000212-name-125" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000212-name-125" type="surname" value="WORMS"/>
<interp inst="t19000212-name-125" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED WORMS</persName> </hi>. I am a general dealer, of 14, Leather Lane—on January 20th I was in the George public-house—the prisoner came in, and asked me for 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. which I owed him—he said if he did not have it that night he would have my life—I called him on one side, and tried to convince him that he should have it when I had got it—he came in again, and said, "You know the way I fight"—I said, "Fight fair with your hands"—he said he would have my life—half an hour after that we were turned out of the George, and I went to Baldwin's Gardens, and met Bassett's sister, and Bassett and Carroll both came up with knives in their hands—I received a stab, and he ran after me, stabbing me all the time—this is the handkerchief I was wearing, and this is my coat (
<hi rend="italic">Pointing to holes on the back of each shoulder</hi>)—I felt the blows more than once—I had not a bar of iron in my hand—no one was with me, and no one with a broken lemonade bottle.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There was a tussle in the house between us—I was not turned out; I walked out on my own account—they went out, and I went out after him—I am quite sure Carroll had a knife—there is no mistake about that—I did not show my neck to the doctor.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000212-name-126" type="given" value="AVERY WYNN"/>AVERY WYNN DIXON</persName> </hi>. I am surgeon at St. Bartholomew's Hospital—on January 23rd I examined the prosecutor—he had a wound right through his upper lip—there was nothing to draw my attention to his neck.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000212-name-127" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000212-name-127" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000212-name-127" type="surname" value="WEEKS"/>
<interp inst="t19000212-name-127" type="given" value="JAMES HENRY"/>JAMES HENRY WEEKS</persName> </hi>. I live at 11, Verulam Street, Gray's Inn Road—on January 20th I was in Baldwin's Gardens, and saw the prisoner following my uncle, the prosecutor—we followed Carroll and Bassett—Bassett said, "He is the one," and the two closed on him, one on each side, and Bassett struck him on the mouth—I saw nothing in Carroll's hands; I saw his two hands—Worms had nothing in his hands, no bar of iron—I only saw Bassett's sister with Worms.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I saw Bassett strike my uncle, and saw Carroll try to</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Fourth Session</hi>, 1899—1900. 211</p>
<p>strike him, but he had nothing in his hand—I told that to the Magistrate—I have not been spoken to about this case since.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000212-name-128" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19000212-name-128" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BURFORD</persName> </hi>. I live at 9, Providence Street, and am a van guard—on January 20th, in the evening, I saw the prisoner and Bassett watching the prosecutor up the street—he is my uncle also—he went down a court, and I saw both of them giving him blows—I did not see a knife—the prisoner was in front of him, striking him, and Bassett was at the back of him—my uncle said, "That is the one"—I think that was Bassett, but I am not sure.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw Carroll's hand when he struck him, but did not see anything in it—I saw something glittering in Bassett's hand.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I was about 12 yards off when they were both striking my uncle—when my uncle ran away I ran after him—Bassett was behind him, and Carroll trying to stop him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000212-name-129" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19000212-name-129" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN WORMS</persName> </hi>. I am the prosecutor's daughter, and live with him at 14, Leather Lane—on January 20th I saw the prisoner and another man coming out of our house—they asked me where my father was—I said, "I don't know."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). The prisoner said in the public-house, "You know how I fight," by which I understand the use of the knife—I said that I would have a fair fight—I said nothing about a knife.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000212-name-131" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR WRAPSON</persName> </hi> (447
<hi rend="italic">E</hi>). On January 20th, about 12 o'clock, I was outside the George, and saw the prosecutor, the prisoner, and Bassett ejected—I lost sight of them in Baldwin's Gardens, and turned into Leather Lane, and saw Bassett with blood on his face—I said, "What is your little game?"—he said, "I will serve you the same as I served the others"—I went after him, but he went indoors and escaped—I took the prisoner—he said, "I have not been in Leather Lane to-night," but I had seen him there several times.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prosecutor was ejected.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "I had no knife; all I had was my bare hand."</p>
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<interp inst="t19000212-164-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at Clerkenwell in 1897, and thirteen other convictions were proved against him, one of which was for wounding under similar circumstances.—
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<lb/>fully converting to his own use £1,574 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., of which he was trustee.—</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-165-19000212 t19000212-165-punishment-31"/>Judgment respited.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN COOPER</hi> (19)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19000212-166-offence-1 t19000212-name-134"/>William Blackwood</persName>, with intent to do him grievous bodily harm.—
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner stated that he was</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t19000212-166-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19000212-166-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19000212-166-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedPartGuilty"/>GUILTY of unlawfully wounding, upon which the Jury found that verdict.—</rs> </hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-166-19000212 t19000212-166-punishment-32"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, February</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1900.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARD RANDALL COX</hi> (29)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19000212-167-offence-1 t19000212-name-136"/>John Corby</persName> and others within four months of his bankruptcy.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner stated in the hearing of the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">that he was Guilty, upon which they found him</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000212-167-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, February</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>,1900.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19000212-168-offence-1 t19000212-name-138"/>Harriett Honeyball</persName>, a girl under 16.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LATHAM</hi>
<hi rend="italic">offered no evidence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19000212-168-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FRANCIS ABBOTT</hi> (23)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19000212-169-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="rape"/>, Unlawfully carnally knowing,
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19000212-169-offence-1 t19000212-name-140"/>Margaret Charlotte Emily O'Neil</persName>, a girl under 16.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000212-169-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19000212-169-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-169-19000212 t19000212-169-punishment-34"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<lb/>perty of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19000212-170-offence-1 t19000212-name-142"/>Frederick Suhr</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PIGGOTT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARK</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000212-name-143" type="surname" value="SUHR"/>
<interp inst="t19000212-name-143" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK SUHR</persName> </hi>. I am a corn merchant, of 66, Mark Lane, and live at Brighton—on Sunday, January 23rd, I wrote a letter to Mr. Fisher, and posted it on the Monday—it was addressed to "Mrs. Fisher, 26, Gloucester Street, Local"—it was a betting transaction, and this was a statement of how the money was made up—I enclosed a cheque payable to her on the London Joint Stock Bank—I intended to post it in Brighton before I started, but on arriving at London Bridge I found it in my pocket, and posted it, forgetting that it was marked "Local"—I went into the post-office in Mark Lane about it, and they told me that it was almost sure to come back, so I did not stop it till the 25th.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This envelope is very bad; it might easily be mis
<lb/>taken for "Mr." Fisher—the cheque was signed "Foss & Co. "—there was nothing in the letter to give any information where it came from—I should have given it back to the post—-"Fish" and "Fisher" are very much alike, and he used to live at that address—I made no inquiries till I found the cheque had been paid—I then went to the General Post Office, and they put a detective on, and found it out—I know now that it had been delivered in Gloucester Street—I remember a letter from the bank, stating that the money had been paid, but they did not say who to.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000212-name-144" type="given" value="CHARLES GEORGE"/>CHARLES GEORGE HEARN</persName> </hi>. I keep the Dover Castle, Little Surrey Street—I have known the prisoner as a customer two years—on January 22nd, in the evening, he brought me a cheque, and asked what I thought about it—I said, "It must be paid through a bank, and if you like I will pay it through my bank if you will call on Monday," but he called on Sunday—he said that it was drawn "on the double"—I knew him as Fisher, and he signed as Fisher—I paid him on Saturday afternoon—he suggested an
<hi rend="italic">accumulator.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I always found him a straightforward
<hi rend="italic">chap</hi>—he did not ask me to cash it; he only said, "What do you think of this?"—I had left a message for him to call for it on Saturday—I had been to the bank, and they said that it was all right—they did not know that it had been</p>
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<p>stopped—I paid it in on the Tuesday morning—the endorsement was made at my suggestion—I had not cashed cheques for him before.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000212-name-145" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000212-name-145" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000212-name-145" type="surname" value="WITTING"/>
<interp inst="t19000212-name-145" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WITTING</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective Sergeant</hi>). I arrested the prisoner on January 30th at the office of
<hi rend="italic">Black and White</hi>, where he was employed as Fisher, but his correct name is Fish—I said, "I am a police-officer; on January 22nd you cashed a cheque; you went to Mr. Hearn, of the Dover Castle, and cashed a cheque for £25? is that right?"—he said, "My right name is Fish, but I am known as Fisher; the cheque was in this letter; it was brought me by a woman at 29, Gloucester Street, where I used to live; I thought it was for me"—I said, "Then what you told Mr. Hearn about your getting it in betting is not true?"—he said, "No; I put £10 into the bank, and gave Mr. Hearn 10s. for cashing it for me"—the prisoner's wife afterwards gave me this bank-book, in which £10 is in
<lb/>serted on January 29th—there is a Gloucester Street in Waterloo Road, and I have ascertained that he has lived there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have no reason to doubt that it was brought to him by a woman from his old address—he was employed in the name of Fisher; they did not know him as Fish—he bears a very good character—Mr. Hearn told me that the prisoner asked him to cash the cheque.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARK</hi>
<hi rend="italic">submitted that there was no case to go to the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">as there were no means by which the prisoner could find out to whom the cheque belonged, even if he had found it in the street, and that, therefore, there was no</hi> animus furandi;
<hi rend="italic">the prisoner being charged with stealing the cheque only, and not the letter, and charged under the Common Law, not under the Post Office Act.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERJEANT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">directed a verdict of</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000212-170-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted
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<interp inst="t19000212-171-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/> for feloniously forging and uttering an order for the payment of £25, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PIGGOTT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">offered no evidence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t19000212-171-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19000212-171-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t19000212-171-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ESSEX CASES</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN MALYON</hi> (24)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19000212-172-offence-1 t19000212-name-149"/>John King</persName>, and stealing 250 lb. of beef, his property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HARRISON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000212-name-150" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19000212-name-150" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN KING</persName> </hi>. I am a butcher, of Romford Road, East Ham—no one lives there—on January 20th I locked up the premises, leaving 250lb. of beef there, value £10—I went next morning, and found the shop had been broken into, and missed the beef—there is a farrier's yard next door to my shop—there were marks of blood on my shop parlour window at the back.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000212-name-151" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000212-name-151" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000212-name-151" type="surname" value="HARE"/>
<interp inst="t19000212-name-151" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HARE</persName> </hi>. I am a printer—I worked for Mr. Lucy for about a fortnight in December—on December 26th, at 6 a.m., I harnessed the pony to the barrow, and Lee told me to go to Mr. King's shop—Lee had a
<hi rend="italic">bit of a tool</hi> with him, with which he wrenched the door open, and went</p>
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<p>in, and two bricklayers' carts came up, and the small prisoner asked me where
<hi rend="italic">Tom</hi> Lee was—I said, "In the butcher's shop"—Lee came round the back way. and John Malyon asked me to get some sacks out, and said, "Take those round to
<hi rend="italic">Tom</hi> Lee, the back way"—John went with me—we went into the farrier's yard, and Taylor came up and said that somebody wanted me, and John Malyon told me to take the barrow round to the front, and I did so—Thomas Malyon was walking up and down to see if anyone was coming—somebody came to the gateway, and he told John Malyon to fetch the meat from the gate—he fetched it from the window, and then went and got another lot—he told me to put it in the sacks, and said that he was going back to get a joint—we then drove to Gains borough Avenue, Little Ilford, and they there cut up the meat—we then drove to his father's house, Castle Street, Blackfriars—he gave me 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>., and told me to give it to his son—while I was waiting outside I saw Sergeant Patrick.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by John Malyon.</hi> I said before that I saw you ride up in a brick-cart—I say that you took a sack away.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000212-name-152" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000212-name-152" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19000212-name-152" type="given" value="HAROLD"/>HAROLD TAYLOR</persName> </hi>. I am employed at Godfrey's, a farrier's, in Romford Road—between there and Mr. King's shop there are two shops, one of which is a coffee-shop—on this morning, about 6.30, I saw a barrow go in with three
<hi rend="italic">chaps</hi>—John Malyon was one—one of them said that they wanted a shoe, but that they would go and get a cup of tea first—one lamp was put out, and the other left burning—I did not examine the pony to see if it wanted shoeing; it was only there a minute—I went into the coffee-shop, and asked John Malyon—he said that they were all right, they were all up in the country, and Richton was a man who had been charged with stealing harness—a good deal of harness has been stolen lately.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000212-name-153" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000212-name-153" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19000212-name-153" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS LEE</persName> </hi>. I keep the Castle Inn, Holland Street, Blackfriars—just before Christmas Hare brought two pieces of meat and a note from my son
<hi rend="italic">Tom</hi>—I sent it out to be weighed, and paid him 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000212-name-154" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000212-name-154" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000212-name-154" type="surname" value="MOON"/>
<interp inst="t19000212-name-154" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY MOON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant, K</hi>). On December 21st, about 8.45, I was passing Mr. King's shop, and found the premises had been broken into—I found this iron wedge, which is strong enough to open the door.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000212-name-155" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000212-name-155" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19000212-name-155" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER PATRICK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant, H</hi>). On December 21st, about 6.30, I passed Mr. King's shop with the inspector—I think there were some crates outside.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000212-name-156" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000212-name-156" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000212-name-156" type="surname" value="LUDLOW"/>
<interp inst="t19000212-name-156" type="given" value="LOUIS"/>LOUIS LUDLOW</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant</hi>). On December 21st, about 9.30, I saw John Malyon at Forest Gate—I said, "Some meat has been stolen this morning from a butcher's shop, and I am informed that you were with the van; I want to know all about it"—he said, "There was an old man and a dog on the premises; I know the men well, but do not know where they live"—I paid, "Why wai it you told the lad that it was all right?"—he said he did not know—I saw the other prisoner, and said to him, "I am told you were there when the meat was stolen"—he said, "Yes; I do not know the men"—on January 6th I saw John, and said, "Malyon, I am going to take you in custody for stealing meat from a butcher's shop next to the Rising Sun"—he said, "What do you mean?"—I said, "I am going to take you in custody for breaking into the shop"—he said, "I do not know what you are talking about."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Thomas Malyon, in his defence, stated on oath that he and his brother and four others pulled up at the coffee-shop, and saw a barrow outside with a black pony, and about 10.30 the police came and asked him if he knew the chaps, and he said that he knew one of them, and that they took him in custody.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">considered that there was not sufficient corroboration of the accomplice.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000212-172-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19000212-173-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19000212-173-offence-1 t19000212-name-159"/>Henry Hazell</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000212-name-160" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000212-name-160" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000212-name-160" type="surname" value="GILL"/>
<interp inst="t19000212-name-160" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>MR. ARTHUR GILL</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Hare.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000212-name-161" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000212-name-161" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000212-name-161" type="surname" value="HAZELL"/>
<interp inst="t19000212-name-161" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HAZELL</persName> </hi>. I live at 33, Aylesbury Street, Walworth, Surrey—I have stabling and a shed attached to my premises—on December 3rd I had a Ralli cart and a roan mare—the cart was in the shed, with a rug, two lamps, a horse-cloth, and a cart cover all in the cart—I keep the harness in the house—at the back of, my premises is a gateway leading into Hyde Park Crescent—the stable door is fastened with a hook, and the gates with a bar inside, fitting into sockets—these were safe at 8.30 p.m. on December 3rd—on December 4th, about 7.10 am., I was called by a neighbour, and found one gate wrenched off the hinges, and the horse and cart gone, with the things in the cart—the value of the lot was £70—I afterwards saw the trap, lamps, cover, and horse-cloth at Forest Gate Police-station—I have not seen the horse since—the horse's mane was pulled over the side—she was clipped "knee high," all but the legs, which were rough—the mane was full—the prisoner Hare lived at No. 37; there is one house between—four houses belong to me—I let No. 37 to Robert Lee, who put Hare in it—I knew
<hi rend="italic">Tom</hi> Lee, Robert's brother, years ago—I saw him ten days before the robbery—a neighbour next door complained about horse-dung causing a stench—I sent the sanitary inspector into No. 37 about a fortnight before I lost my mare—I saw Richards about that time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. Hare carries on a provision shop at No. 37—I gave evidence at the Southwark Police-court against two men, Collins and Cooper, who were charged with stealing my horse and cart, and were committed to the South London Sessions.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I knew Collins as a hone dealer about 10 years—he was indicted on another charge.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. I gave evidence before the Magis
<lb/>trate against Collins and Cooper—I was asked last Friday week, I think, to come here—when last I went to Lambeth I was told I should be</p>
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<p>required—I heard Hare say he went to Hazell's gate in his shirt sleeves—I mentioned it before that.</p>
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<persName id="t19000212-name-163" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000212-name-163" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19000212-name-163" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR NEIL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Sergeant L</hi>). I received information of the robbery at Mr. Hazell's house on December 4th, and made inquiries—I examined the premises, and found the gates had been forced off the hinges, and the stable door had been forced—there were
<hi rend="italic">jemmy marks</hi>—the doors had been fastened inside, and the gates by a staple and cross-bar—I then went to Hare's house—I saw an old brown pony—I said to Hare, "Is this, your pony"—he said, "Yes"—we had some further conversation—I saw two barrows and a piece of harness on the ground—he pointed that out and made the suggestion that someone had been in his premises—I asked him if he had lost anything—he said, "No," and laughed—on Sunday, December 24th, I went to a house in Essex Road, Shadwell—I saw Mr. McMinns, his son, and others in a stable in his backyard; also the old brown pony that I had seen in Hare's place—on January 10th I went again to Hare's place, at 37, Aylesbury Street—Richards was in custody—it was in consequence of his arrest I went to Shadwell—I said to Hare, "I am going to take you to the station to be detained for inquiries; you recollect the old pony that was in your yard on the morn
<lb/>ing I came to you about Mr. Hazell's? I find that that pony belonged to
<hi rend="italic">Tom</hi> Lee, who is wanted for stealing Mr. Hazell's cob and cart, and it is now at his uncle's place at Shadwell"—Hare said, "No; you have made a mistake; that pony I sold at the Elephant Horse Repository; it was a clipped one"—I said, "The one I mean was not clipped, and it belonged to Lee, who left it at your place for two nights"—he said, "No, sir, he did not; I know
<hi rend="italic">Tom</hi> Lee; I suppose he wants to put me into it; I wish I never knew him; I was with him and Richards in the Queen Anne on the Sunday night before I knew they did it, but I was not in it. His son,
<hi rend="italic">Bob</hi> Lee, rents the shop of the old man that runs the cab which I am in," meaning the shop he was in—the Queen Anne is a public-house close to Hare's house—later, at the station, I confronted him with his brother, who made a statement—I told him he would be charged—he said, "Yes, Lee did leave his pony there that night, but there were two ponies there when you came; I had nothing to do with selling them"—there were not two in my sight—the stable had no stalls; it was simply an old shed, and the pony was in the yard—if another had been there I must have seen it—I did not go to the back of the shed because the pony was in the yard—I had seen Richards in the neighbourhood previous to this—on January 6th I was present when Hare was charged at Stratford—he said, "I bad nothing to do with stealing it; Lee asked me to take care of the cart for him."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. I was present when Cooper and Collins were seen by Wing, Mortimer, and Cullam among others—Mortimer and Cullam saw two thieves moving away Hazell's cart—Mortimer spoke to them—Cullam picked out Collins as being like the man—he could identify him positively—he said he strongly resembled the man he had seen—Mortimer, the police-officer, who spoke to the thieves, picked out both, and said that he had seen Collins and Cooper about—Collins and Cooper are bad characters in the district—these men were sworn to by Mortimer as the two men he had seen with the horse</p>
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<p>and cart—upon that evidence they were committed for trial—then I dis
<lb/>covered that Mortimer had made a mistake, and I explained the circum
<lb/>stances to the Clerk of the Court, and I was sworn, and explained it to the Grand Jury—I have given notice that Mortimer is to be a witness here to corroborate young Hare.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000212-name-164" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HARE</persName> </hi>. I live at 83, Mann Street, Walworth—I am the prisoner Hare's brother—in December last I was living with him at 37, Aylesbury Street, Walworth—I have seen Richards—I remember Mr. Hazell's cart being taken on December 4th—I know Thomas Lee, the nephew of Robert Lee, who let my brother the house—Richards and Thomas Lee came to my brother's house on Monday, November 28th—I was sitting in the shop parlour—my brother said, "I have had the sanitary inspector put on me by Hazell, but I intend to have his
<hi rend="italic">lot</hi>"—Lee said, "I will help you to get it"—my brother said, "So will I"—Richards heard that—on the Friday of that week Richards and Lee came again to my brother's shop with two pony barrows and a brown pony, and a large-size horse-collar—I took them into the yard through the back door—the next day, Saturday, Lee and Richards were sitting downstairs when I came down—they had stopped in the house all night—Lee stopped on the night of the 2nd—they both left on the Saturday, morning, but Lee came back about 11.30 p.m., and so my brother and I passed the night there—Lee was there on the Sunday—the next morning Lee woke me up and my brother at 4—Lee sent me to the top of the street to see if there was anybody coming; then Lee went to the back and opened Mr. Hazell's gates with a bar of iron—he forced them off their hinges, pulled the trap outside Hazell's gates, and then my brother came and pulled it to the outside of our gate—he had on a hard
<hi rend="italic">bowler</hi> hat and no coat—he put some harness, which Lee fetched, into the cart—Lee and I got the roan mare out—Lee got on the horse's back, and rode down several turnings, and I was told to pull the cart—I was pulling the cart when Constable Mortimer stopped me and Lee round some turning—we pulled the trap where we got it from, then harnessed the horse to the cart, and both got in and drove away to Manor Park—we came back by train—my brother asked me if we got away with it all right—I told him that the constable stopped us—the next day, December 5th, I had a letter, and I took the pony and the two barrows to Lockhart's, at the Tower Bridge, and gave them to Lee—I borrowed some of my brother's harness—I came home to my brother's—on December 6th I went back to Lee's place, at 22, Gainsborough Avenue, Ilford—I saw some lamps, the cart, and the brown mare—Lee told me he had the pony—he was putting a wrapper up, and making a stable of it—Lee cut the mare's mane, and tried to clip its legs, but could not—Richards was in the kitchen—I stopped with Lee till Boxing Day—on December 13th I went to McMinns' house at Shadwell—he is Lee's uncle—Lee filled his cart with whatever he had got, left the cob there, and took the roan mare away—McMinns said he was going to sell his pony at the Cattle Market—Lee took in exchange McMinns' cart, which he wanted to sell—Lee said he would sell the pony at the Cattle Market, and said, "I will lend you this roan mare"—I saw the roan mare at McMinns' afterwards—it remained there three or four days—Richards</p>
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<p>took it there—on the Saturday before Christmas Richards took the Ralli cart away from
<hi rend="italic">Tom</hi> Lee's—I went for a drive on Sunday, December 24th, with McMinns' son, who is a soldier, and
<hi rend="italic">Tom</hi> Lee—we drove a blue roan mare from McMinns' house—after that I went to a horse dealer at Leytonstone, where the blue roan mare was exchanged for a chestnut cab horse—I drove back with the cab horse—Lee said at Ilford that he had got the Ralli cart at Hazell's—I was spoken to by the police after Richards was in custody—I made a statement.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCFLL</hi>. I had lived with my brother before December for two or three months—I had come from 8, Howard Street, Kingsland, where I had lived with my brother a year and two months continuously—before then I had been about the streets—my father would not have anything to do with the lot of us; he left mother—I was charged with stealing a mandoline about four years ago—I am getting on for 17—I was brought before a Magistrate, and allowed out on recog
<lb/>nizance to go to Mr. Wheatley's Home—I stopped there six months—I ran away—Mr. Wheatley found me work out of the Home—I went back again after a day, and finished my time—Wheatley's collected my earn
<lb/>ings—afterwards I went about selling newspapers—we were pulling the cart for about five minutes—I only know Mrs. Wing by being in Court—Lee gave me 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., and I had to give him 8
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. back to treat his friends, Because he had no money—the police took me to Rodney Road, and asked me questions—I made two statements—the first was all about the others,
<hi rend="italic">barring</hi> myself—I did not say in my first statement that my brother had nothing to do with it, nor that he knew nothing about it—there was an interval between the statements—I made a statement before the last remand—Mr. Hazell's son-in-law has been keeping me since—I had a reward for returning stolen harness—I gave the owner information—he gave me half-a-crown—Lee told me he was going for
<hi rend="italic">grub</hi>, and brought back a sack, which I thought was
<hi rend="italic">grub</hi>, but when I started to get a nose
<lb/>bag I found it was harness—Lee gave me the 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. long after that—when we pulled the trap the policeman asked what was the matter, and where were we going—Lee replied, "We are going to fetch our governor"—we were close together, and he kept holloaing, "Mind she
<hi rend="italic">don't</hi> kick the front of the trap in; you had better take him home"—we were stand
<lb/>ing by the policeman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Last autumn I was working at a printer's at 3, Clerken well Road, till just after my brother took the trap—I was five or six months in that employment—I left because my brother asked me to come and work for him—I did the house work—I was two years old when my father left me.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000212-name-165" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT MCMINNS</persName> </hi>. I am a private soldier in the Hampshire Regi
<lb/>ment, stationed at Winchester—on December 24th I was in my father's house at Shadwell—
<hi rend="italic">Tom</hi> Lee is my cousin—I went for a drive on Christmas Eve with Thomas Lee and Harry Hare—we drove a roan mare to the London Hospital to see Thomas Lee's child—we exchanged the horse at Leytonstone—we went to the house of a man named Jenkins—the roan mare was put into the stable in exchange for a chestnut, and we came back.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000212-name-166" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19000212-name-166" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK MCMINNS</persName> </hi>. I live at Essex House, Essex Road, Shadwell—I am the father of the last witness—on December 24th Sergeant Neil</p>
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<p>came—I had a small brown pony in my stables, supposed to belong to Thomas Lee—it came on December 22nd—there was a roan mare at my premises from December 13th to 24th—it came from Lee's house—it was taken away on December 24th by Lee and young Hare.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000212-name-167" type="given" value="LEWIS"/>LEWIS LIDDELOW</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective, K</hi>). On December 21st I went to 22, Gainsborough Avenue, Ilford, about 11 a.m., where Thomas Lee lived, with Detective McMullen—I saw in the yard a Ralli cart, which I marked—on Saturday, December 23rd, we missed it—I went to a yard at East Ham—I saw the same Ralli cart—it was identified the same night by Hazell.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000212-name-168" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH ASPREY</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Edward Asprey, confectioner, of 94, Parr Road, East Ham—on December 23rd the prisoner Richards brought a Ralli cart and a black horse into our yard—he was a stranger—he said that my husband knew it was coming, but I found he did not—I said to Richards, "You have a swell affair there"—he said he had
<hi rend="italic">chopped</hi> a cob for it—I was referring to the trap; to the lot, in fact—he said he had given £8 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. for the set of harness that was on the horse—he left the car, but took away the horse and the harness.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Richards.</hi> You did not say that there was a cab for it; you went down the road with the horse and the harness, and I next saw the horse in the barrow.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective, K</hi>). On December 23rd I went with Liddelow to Asprey's premises, and took possession of a Ralli cart—I went to 22, Gainsborough Road the next day—I found Richards there—I found in the house two rugs and a pair of lamps, which Mr. Hazell after
<lb/>wards identified—I gave Richards a piece of paper, and he wrote down this statement: "Trap found at 98, Parr Road, East Ham, and the harness was given to me by Mrs. Lee, as Mr. Lee left word at home for me to look after them in case the pony might break them. I did not know they were stolen, as he told me that he exchangd a cob for it."</p>
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<interp inst="t19000212-name-170" type="given" value="LEWIS"/>LEWIS LIDDELOW</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I was with the last witness at Richards' house—in a sack on the landing I found a set of harness except the collar, and two pairs of carriage lamps (one pair in addition to the pair shown to Hazell)—they were shown to Mr. Scrutton, a corn dealer, of Manor Park.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000212-name-171" type="given" value="ERNEST"/>ERNEST SCRUTTON</persName> </hi>. I am a corn dealer, of 606, Romford Road, Manor Park—I was shown some harness by the police, which I identified—I lost it when my place was broken into on Thursday, December 7th—it was in a shed adjoining the house.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000212-name-172" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH WING</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I do not know Hare—I have only been into his provision shop about twice.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Richards produced a written defense, stating that he was employed by Lee, and told to mind the things, and that he was not guilty.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19000212-name-184" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH WALSH</persName> </hi>. My husband was named Richard Walsh, and we lived together at 46, Wilmount Street, Woolwich—the prisoner is my nephew—his father is my brother—on January 7th I was in the Golden Anchor, Hoskin Street, Greenwich—my husband, my brother, and the prisoner were also there—we were all in the same compartment—my husband was 59 years old—the prisoner began sparring with my husband in a fighting attitude—my husband said, "
<hi rend="italic">Freddy</hi>, what do you mean? I am only an old man to you"—still the prisoner kept on sparring—my husband did not spar back; he was too good a man to do so—the prisoner struck my husband a very hard blow in his chest—he staggered against the side of the partition—my husband said to me, "We had better be off home"—the prisoner struck him again outside the public-house—my husband fell, and he never moved—his head went on the kerb outside the door—he was stunned—both the blows were on the chest—I screamed very loudly, and the prisoner hit me on my eye, and I had a terrible black eye—I stooped down to take my husband's watch and chain, and the prisoner's sister, my niece,
<hi rend="italic">clawed</hi> the other side of my face—I got up and ran away—I thought they would serve me the same—I went down the Old Woolwich Road—I saw two boys, and asked them to show me where I could find a policeman—I was away about 1 1/2 hours altogether—I wanted to take my husband home, but they would not let me—he was taken to my brother's house, and they left him lying on the floor, without a candle, or fire, or light, or any
<lb/>thing else, and he died the next day—the policemen were very good indeed—they came in and showed their lights on him when he was breathing so hard.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I saw two blows; both on the chest—whatever else was done to him must have been done while he was on the ground.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000212-name-185" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED BLAKE</persName> </hi>. I live at 6, Hoskin Street, Greenwich—I am an under-waterman—the prisoner is my son—on January 7th, at 6.80 p.m., I was in bed—I had been away all that day—I was called up, and went downstairs—I saw the deceased and his wife, who is my sister—my son was there also—he lives with me—the deceased had his coat off, and my sister was going to
<hi rend="italic">slip into him</hi> about pawning the girl's clothes and watch—the deceased said to me, "Hullo, old boy, how are you getting on? we don't want no quarrels; let us come out and have a drink"—we all went to the Golden Anchor public-house, which is in the same street as my house—the deceased put his coat on before we went out—we had two quarters of whisky between three of us—I was sober, because I had been at work all day—Mrs. Walsh was not sober—she had had a drop when we went into the public-house—the deceased was not sober either—my son was sober—as soon as we got the drink the deceased said, "Here you are, my old
<hi rend="italic">branch;</hi> success to the Boers; may they beat the British"—I said, "Don't say that; you have got a good pension from the country; what do you want to ran down the country for?"—he said, "To hell with you, and the country too"—my sister said, "Where is
<hi rend="italic">Liz?"</hi>—I said, "Round the other side," and she said, "Why don't you call her round?"—when my daughter came round my sister called her names—the deceased told his wife to shut her mouth, or else he would shut it for her—then the deceased called me a b—y b—d, and my son said, "Don't call him that; he is not that"—the deceased said, "You! I would swipe you out," and was going to hit him, but my son bobbed on one side, and gave him a back-handed smack, which caught him a kiss in the mouth, and he tumbled and fell—there is a pavement and a kerb—there is a 4 in. rise from the road to the middle of the path—after he fell I put his coat and a cape under his head for a pillow, and then I and my friend got hold of his arm and took him down home—when the deceased and his wife came into the public-house they were not very drunk—they had only had two drinks—after we had carried the deceased home I went and fetched Dr. Magan.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000212-name-186" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BEW</persName> </hi> I am the licensee of the Golden Anchor, Hoskin Street, Greenwich, which is at a corner, the pavement is made of diamond black bricks all round outside—there is no room for traffic in front of the house, and no kerb—there is a side entrance in Hoskin Street, where there is a kerb—the front, which faces the river, has only a pavement—about 7.30 on January 7th the deceased and some other people came into the house—I did not know the deceased before—I knew Alfred Blake and his son, the prisoner—there were four of them, the prisoner and his father, the deceased and his wife—they were all in one compart
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<lb/>ling, and I thought it time to interfere, and I put them out—the deceased was very excited in the house about the Boers, and had a lot of talk about the warfare—he said he would go and fight for the Boers, and exterminate the English—the party was in my house from about 6.30 to 7.40—I did not hear the accused say or do anything—I saw Mrs. Walsh pushing Mrs. Blake while they were in my house, and she hit Mrs. Blake in the face and called her a
<hi rend="italic">special term,</hi> and then she struck Mrs. Blake's daughter and called her a nice name, and I cleared them all out—about seven or eight minutes after they had gone somebody came and asked me for some whisky, but I would not give them any; I said I would give them water.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000212-name-187" type="given" value="MICHAEL"/>DR. MICHAEL MAGAN</persName> </hi>. I am a registered medical practitioner of la, Marlborough Street, Greenwich—about 10.50 p.m. on January 7th I was called to 6, Hoskin Street, the house of the prisoner's father, where I saw the deceased—he was unconscious—I made a slight examination, and at once came to the conclusion that he was suffering from concussion of the brain, and probably a fractured skull—I suggested his removal to the infirmary—I heard Dr. Forsyth's evidence at the Police-court, de
<lb/>scribing the
<hi rend="italic">post-mortem</hi> examination which he made—in my examination I noticed some blood about the mouth and an injury to the inner surface of the lips—I also found a bruise behind the right ear, and I came to the conclusion that some force had caused the fracture to the skull—the lip had obviously been cut by the teeth—the bruise behind the ear might have been caused by a blow from the fist, or by a fall on the ground—I think the latter more probable—the injury to the ear could have been caused by a fall on the glazed bricks.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000212-name-188" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>DR. ALEXANDER FORSYTH</persName> </hi>. I am the divisional surgeon to this district, and practise at 12, Park Place, Greenwich—I was called at 6.30 a.m., on January 8th, to 6, Hoskin Street—the deceased had not been taken to the infirmary, but was still at the house—he was dead when I arrived—I made a
<hi rend="italic">post-mortem</hi> examination on the 10th—the signs of injury were more distinct when I first saw him than when I made the
<hi rend="italic">post-mortem</hi> when death had occurred two days before—at my first examination I found a cut on the inside of the upper lip—it could have been caused by a blow from the fist—I found an effusion of blood under the scalp, a crack in the skull on the right on the outside, extending back
<lb/>wards and upwards for about 5 in.; on the left there was no bleeding out
<lb/>side the skull, but inside the membranes of the brain there was a large clot of blood and bruised brain tissue—that was caused by the counter stroke on the right—the clot on the left side had pressed upon the brain—in my opinion the blow which fractured the skull was the cause of death—I do not think that blow was caused by a fall—it could have been caused by the fist—it would require considerable force to crack the skull of a man of 60, but not so much force as would be required to crack the skull of a younger man.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">R</hi>). On January 8th I took the prisoner into custody—I told him I should arrest him for causing the death of his uncle, Richard Walsh—he said, "Yes; he called me a dirty b—d; I struck him, and he fell to the ground; he is a saucy old man when he is in drink"—I took him to the station, where he was charged—he made no reply.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000212-178-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="withRecommendation"/>GUILTY Strongly recommended to mercy by the
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