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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, March 12th, 1900, and following days,</p>
<p>Before the Right Hon. Sir
<hi rend="largeCaps">ALFRED JAMES NEWTON</hi>, Bart.,
<hi rend="largeCaps">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.; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOSEPH SAVORY</hi>, Bart., M.P.; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE FAUDEL-PHILLIPS</hi>, Bart., G.C.I.E.; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOSEPH COCKFIELD DIMSDALE</hi>, Knt.; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">MARCUS SAMUEL</hi>, Knt; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES THOMPSON RITCHIE</hi>, Knt.;
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN POUND</hi>, Esq., and
<hi rend="smallCaps">WALTER VAUGHAN MORGAN</hi>, Esq., 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">SIR WILLIAM PURDIE TRELOAR</hi>, Knt.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SIR ALFRED HENRY BEVAN</hi>, Knt</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. FIFTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—a dagger</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, March</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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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19000312-188-offence-2 t19000312-name-5"/>Leonard Biley</persName>, having been convicted at Guildhall on September 15th, 1898. </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Two other convictions were proved against him.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-188-19000312 t19000312-188-punishment-2"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour</rs>. Detective Brown was commended by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and by the</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">for the zeal and ability which he had displayed in the case, and the</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">presented him with a certificate.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINSON</hi>
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-17" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY PERKISS</persName> </hi> (610
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<p>I was in the Princess of Wales public-house, Villiers Street, Strand, where I saw the prisoner with two others sitting in conversation—one of the men is named Wilson, the other is not in custody—the prisoner was the middle man of the three—I heard the man not in custody say to Record, "How about the things?"—Record, after speaking to the man on his right, replied, "We will bring them to
<lb/>morrow night; they
<hi rend="italic">ain't</hi> finished"—the man not in custody said, "In here, then, at 7.30"—Record replied, "All right, we will be here sharp with them and wait an hour"—I then left the house; the three men were still sitting in the bar—on the next evening I went again to the Princess of Wales at 7 p.m., dis
<lb/>guised as a rough seafaring man—at 7.30 Record looked in and went out again—at 7.40 he returned with the man not in custody, and they sat down next to me—the other man said, "Is he coming here to-night?"—Record replied, "He will bring the
<hi rend="italic">brief</hi> at 8 o'clock to a house up the road"—they left the bar at 7.50, and I, with other officers, followed them to the Northumberland Arms, in Northumberland Avenue—they entered the bar and came out with Wilson—when Record came out I followed him, with other officers, up to Holborn—I was present when he was stopped by Sergeant Cox—Sergeant Lawrence stopped Wilson—the third man got away—after they were stopped I saw a paper on the pavement, which I picked up and gave to Sergeant Cox—it contained five counterfeit 5s. pieces.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When I entered the public-house I should imagine the prisoner could see me—I was about a yard from him—I made a note of the conversation on the first occasion at Charing Cross Railway Station, and on the second occasion at the Police-station—Record took the packet from his right-hand coat pocket.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>). On the evening of February 28th I went to the Princess of Wales public-house, Villiers Street, Strand, with Sergeant Williamson—I saw the prisoner there—I first saw him that night at 7.30, when I was keeping observation from the railway station, looking down at the public-house—he came down and looked into the public-house and then left, and went towards the Strand—shortly afterwards he returned with another man—they both entered the Princess of Wales, where they remained for some little time—soon after the prisoner and another man left and went to the Northumberland Arms, Northumberland Avenue, followed by Sergeants Lawrence, Perkiss, and myself—after remaining there a short time I saw them leave—the third man is an old man whom I know of—we followed them to Holborn, when I and Williamson took hold of the prisoner, and in doing so I heard something fall on the ground on the opposite side to where I was—I called Perkiss' attention to it, and he picked up this paper with these coins in it (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—they were rolled separately, with a piece of paper between them—I told Record I should arrest him for uttering counterfeit coin in various parts of London—he said, "It is too bad, Cox; why don't you take the other man?"—I said, "You need not trouble about him; he will be arrested"—I took him to the station; the other man was brought in, and they were charged with having five counterfeit five-shilling pieces in their possession—neither of them made any reply—the prisoner refused to give his address; he said, "No fixed abode."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not actually see the coins till they were in Perkiss' hand—I was close to him—the coins were close to the prisoner's feet—I did not see him throw them down.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-19" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WILLIAMSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant</hi>). I accompanied Sergeant Cox on the night of February 28th to the Princess of Wales public-house, and I followed the prisoner to the Northumberland Arms—when Cox stopped Record in Holborn I saw him take his hand out of his pocket and drop something—I seized him on one side and Cox on the other after Perkiss had picked up the coins, when I sent him to assist Lawrence with the other man.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-20" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coins to Her Majesty's Mint—all these coins are counterfeit, and from the same mould—they are not particularly well made.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, in his defence on oath, said that he met the man not in custody in the Strand, who asked him to buy some rings, and said he would bring him two the next night at 9 o'clock; that they met the next night and went into a public-house in Fetter Lane, when the detectives came in and arrested him, and the other man was allowed to walk out of the house, and put the things down in a corner of the public-house.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-21" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID COX</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>) We arrested the prisoner at the corner of Fetter Lane—we did not see the other man after he left the Northum
<lb/>berland Arms two hours before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I found 4s. 2d. in good money on the prisoner—that was after the packet was handed to me.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of possessing counter
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I swear you are the man—I was standing three or four yards from you—nobody else was in the bar where I was—you had plenty of time to go out, but you did not attempt to do so—I did not send for a policeman because I thought you were a genuine fellow, and would give me another coin.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-24" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CONWAY</persName> </hi>. I am a barman at the Old Roebuck public-house—on January 27th a coin was passed to me, and I gave it to my brother—I cannot swear that the prisoner is the man who passed the coin—this is it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective</hi>). On February 27th I was in the Princess of Wales public-house, Villiers Street—I saw the prisoner there at 8 o'clock, sitting with Record and another man—the man not in custody said, "What about the things?"—Record, after speaking to the prisoner, said, "We will bring them to
<lb/>morrow night; they
<hi rend="italic">ain't</hi> finished"—the other man said, "In here, then, at 7.30"—Record said, "All right then; we will be in here at 7.30, and wait an hour—I was there the next night, keeping observation, from instructions—Record, the prisoner, and the other man came in, and left the bar again at 7.50—I followed them, with other officers, to the Northumberland Arms—after a few minutes Record and the prisoner came out, and went away together—the other man did not come out—I followed Record and the prisoner, with other officers, up to Holborn, where Record was stopped, the prisoner being with him—Record dropped something which I picked up, and which turned out to be five counterfeit 5s. pieces—the prisoner went away—Sergeant Lawrence followed him—he was about 10 yards off—they had been in each other's company about two hours—I handed the packet to Sergeant Cox.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw you go into the public-house in Fetter Lane—I did not speak to you.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-26" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID COX</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant</hi>). On February 28th I was with Williamson and Perkiss in Villiers Street, Strand—I saw the prisoner with Record, and followed them, with the other officers, to Holborn—I stopped Record, who dropped something which Perkiss picked up and handed to me—the prisoner walked on hurriedly—I arrested him; he was taken to the station—I told him the charge; he made no reply—he was asked his address, and said, "No fixed abode"—at the station I examined the packet which Perkiss handed me—it contained five counterfeit 5s. pieces wrapped up in paper separately—I showed them to the two prisoners at the station, and said they would be charged with having them in their possession—they made no reply, and afterwards I told the prisoner he would be charged with uttering counterfeit coin, to which he made no reply—on March 1st Mr. Con way came down to the station and picked out the prisoner from amongst 10 others—I had had the prisoner under observation for eight or nine days before he was arrested.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was not present on February 27th in the Princess of Wales—I saw you in the Northumberland Arms with Record and the other man, who is an ex-convict.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-27" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WILLIAMSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant</hi>). I was with Sergeant Cox</p>
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<p>and the other officers on February 28th, and followed the prisoner from the Northumberland Arms to Holborn—when Record was stopped he threw something from his right-hand pocket—the prisoner walked away, and I sent Perkiss to assist Lawrence to arrest him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You and Record were charged together—I did not search you in Holborn.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-28" type="given" value="JONATHAN"/>JONATHAN LAWRENCE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant</hi>). I was present in Holborn on February 28th, when Record was stopped—I followed the prisoner and apprehended him—I said to him, "We are police-officers; I shall arrest you for uttering counterfeit coin"—he said, "If that is all the charge is, I will go quietly; you need not hold me as if I was a desperate burglar"—he was conveyed to Gray's Inn Road Police-station, and subsequently charged with Record—I arrested him at 9.30—I should say the charge would have been taken by the inspector about 10 o'clock—I searched him in Holborn, and he was again searched at the station—I found 6d. in genuine money on him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Perkiss held you while I searched you.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I was at Clerkenwell Police-court on March 1st, and had charge of the prisoners in the prisoners' waiting-room—before going into court Record said, "Where did you first see us?"—I said, "In the Northumberland Arms"—he said, "You must have been soft, if you had arrested us there; you would have got something."</p>
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-29" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to Her Majesty's Mint—these five crowns are all counterfeit, and from the same mould—this counterfeit crown is of a different date, and from a different mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "No counterfeit coin was found on me."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, on oath, said that he met Record in Villiers Street; that they met a man whom he did not know, a friend of Record's, and had a drink with him; that the man wanted them to buy some rings, but he refused to have anything to do with them; that Record and the other man arranged to meet in Fetter Lane the next night; and that he (the prisoner) then left Record; that afterwards he was passing down Fetter Lane, and he looked in at the public-house where they were going to meet, but could not see them, and the detectives came up, and asked him if he expected to meet anybody, and said that they wanted him for uttering counterfeit coin.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19000312-194-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>†—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, March</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1900.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr Justice Ridley.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, March</hi> 13
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19000312-198-offence-1 t19000312-name-38"/>Charles James Davenport</persName>, and stealing a typewriting machine;</rs>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<interp inst="t19000312-198-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>to forging and uttering a receipt for £2 15s. with intent to defraud—</rs>
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<interp inst="t19000312-198-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded Guilty: See original trial image]</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t19000312-198-punishment-11" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-198-punishment-11" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-198-19000312 t19000312-198-punishment-11"/>Six Months' Imprisonment in the Second Division.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="def2-199-19000312" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def2-199-19000312" type="age" value="61"/>
<interp inst="def2-199-19000312" type="surname" value="WALLACE"/>
<interp inst="def2-199-19000312" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS WALLACE</hi> (61)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19000312-199-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-199-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, to feloniously uttering counterfeit coin and to unlawfully possessing a mould and counterfeit coin. </rs>
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<interp inst="t19000312-199-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded Guilty: See original trial image]</rs>
<hi rend="italic">Five other convictions were proved against</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FLOWERS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t19000312-199-punishment-12" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t19000312-199-punishment-12" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-199-19000312 t19000312-199-punishment-12"/>Seven Years' Penal Servitude</rs>, and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WALLACE</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">against whom fourteen other convictions were proved—
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<interp inst="t19000312-199-punishment-13" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-199-19000312 t19000312-199-punishment-13"/>six years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t19000312-200-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, to two indictments for unlawfully obtaining from
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19000312-200-offence-1 t19000312-name-42"/>Louis Citroene</persName> diamond, value £301 15s., by false pretences, with intent to defraud;</rs>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<interp inst="t19000312-200-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-200-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>within four months of his bankruptcy obtaining from
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-43" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-43" type="given" value="JACOB"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19000312-200-offence-2 t19000312-name-43"/>Jacob Wasser
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<interp inst="t19000312-200-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded Guilty: See original trial image]</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t19000312-200-punishment-14" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t19000312-200-punishment-14" type="punishmentCategory" value="noPunish"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-200-punishment-14" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="sentenceRespited"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-200-19000312 t19000312-200-punishment-14"/>Judgment respited.</rs> </hi> And</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t19000312-201" type="date" value="19000312"/>
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<interp inst="t19000312-201-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-201-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, to three indictments for obtaining from
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-45" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-name-45" type="surname" value="JONES"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19000312-201-offence-1 t19000312-name-45"/>Edward Jones</persName> and others 1s. 8d. and other sums by false pretences;</rs>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<interp inst="t19000312-201-offence-3" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-46" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19000312-201-offence-3 t19000312-name-46"/>Manchester Industrial Life Assurance Company, Limited</persName>, by a forged instrument—</rs>
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<interp inst="t19000312-201-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded Guilty: See original trial image]</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t19000312-201-punishment-15" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-201-punishment-15" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-201-19000312 t19000312-201-punishment-15"/>Nine Months' Imprisonment in the Second Divi
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<interp inst="t19000312-202-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-202-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, to attempting to steal a watch and chain from
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19000312-202-offence-1 t19000312-name-48"/>Phillip Henry Wisksteed</persName>. </rs>
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<interp inst="t19000312-202-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-202-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded Guilty: See original trial image]</rs>
<hi rend="italic">Eight convictions were proved against him—
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<interp inst="t19000312-202-punishment-16" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-202-19000312 t19000312-202-punishment-16"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="criminalCharge" id="t19000312-203-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-203-19000312 t19000312-203-offence-1 t19000312-203-verdict-1"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES GREEN</hi> (23)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19000312-203-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-203-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, to stealing a purse and £13 14s. 6d., the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19000312-203-offence-1 t19000312-name-50"/>William Brown Ingram</persName>, from his person, and to a conviction of felony at Clerkenwell Green in June, 1894. </rs>
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<interp inst="t19000312-203-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded Guilty: See original trial image]</rs>
<hi rend="italic">Thirteen summary and other convic
<lb/>tions were proved against him.—
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<interp inst="t19000312-203-punishment-17" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-203-punishment-17" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-203-19000312 t19000312-203-punishment-17"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FRANCIS MULLIGAN</hi>,
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES HARRIS</hi> </rs> </hi> (57)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19000312-204-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19000312-204-offence-1 t19000312-name-52"/>Frank Bygrave</persName> £16 9s. by false pretences.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t19000312-204-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded Guilty: See original trial image]</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t19000312-204-punishment-18" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-204-19000312 t19000312-204-punishment-18"/>Six Weeks' Imprisonment in the Second Division.</rs> </hi> And</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t19000312-19-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="assaultWithIntent"/> to unlawfully attempting to have carnal knowledge with a girl under 13 years of age.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t19000312-19-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-19-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded Guilty: See original trial image]</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t19000312-19-punishment-19" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-19-19000312 t19000312-19-punishment-19"/>One Month in the Second Division.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">KATE WERNER</hi> (27)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19000312-206-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-206-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-55" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES MCMILLAN</persName> </hi>. I am an assistant in the shop of Mr. Rose, a butcher, of Clare Street, Clare Market—on February 13th I served the prisoner in the afternoon with a threepenny chop—she tendered this half-crown, which I examined, and told her it was bad—she said she would take it back where she got it from, a public-house in Shaftesbury Avenue—she was a stranger—I gave it to her back.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> You did not know the sign of the public-house.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-56" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES ROSE</persName> </hi>. I am manager of a butcher's shop in Clare Street, Clare Market—the prisoner purchased a chop from me when I was in the front—I saw her pay a half-crown to McMillan—I asked her where she got it from—she said, "In a public-house in Shaftesbury Avenue"—I told her it was bad—she did not seem to care—I told her to bring no more bad money, and she went out of the shop—Mrs. Lake spoke to me from her front door as I was at mine—I followed the prisoner—she was coming out of Mrs. Smith's chandler's shop us I went in—Mrs. Smith showed me the half-crown—I examined it, and found it was bad—to the best of my belief, it is the same coin she tendered to my young man—I gave it back to Mrs. Smith—I followed the prisoner into Mrs. Martin's, a baker's shop, and told her she had passed a bad half-crown on Mrs. Smith—I sent for a policeman—I told her that she had tried to pass it on me, and that she ought to be locked up, as I had said in my shop—she was locked up.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-57" type="given" value="EMILY"/>EMILY SMITH</persName> </hi>. I keep a chandler's shop at 51, Stanhope Street, Clare Market—I have known the prisoner 18 months or two years as a customer—on February 13th I served her with Jd. worth of tea and 1/2 d. worth of milk—ahe tendered half a crown—it was bright and slippery, and sounded all right, and I gave her two shillings and fivepence change—then Mr. Rose came in and said something—I showed him the coin she gave me—it was like this one—I handed it to him—I next saw it at the Police-court—I followed Mr. Rose and the prisoner into Mrs. Martin's shop—he said it was bad—the prisoner handed me back the two shillings and fivepence I had given her</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You have never before tendered me a bad coin.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-58" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BRITTAIN</persName> </hi> (262
<hi rend="italic">E</hi>). I was called on the afternoon of February 13th into Mrs. Martin's shop in Clare Market—I saw the prisoner and Mrs. Smith—Mrs. Smith handed me this half-crown—she declined to make any charge—I subsequently made a statement to Sergeant Gurney—I pointed out the prisoner to him—I saw her at the Police-court.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-59" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY GURNEY</persName> </hi> (40
<hi rend="italic">E</hi>). On February 13th I received a statement from Britton relating to the prisoner—she was pointed out to me outside the Hope public-house in Stanhope Street—I told her I should take her into custody for uttering a counterfeit half-crown, knowing it to be bad, to Mrs. Smith, and that anything she said could be used as evidence against her—she said, "I did not know it was bad"—I said that the butcher had told her it was bad half an hour before—she said, "You know best"—I took her to the station—she was identified from five other women—she said, "I did not know it was bad"—when she was further charged on the 14th by Mrs. Smith, she said, "Very well, we will see what the Magistrate says"—I marked the coin in the prisoner's and the constable's presence</p>
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-60" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH LAKE</persName> </hi>. I live at 26, Stanhope Street, Clare Market—my husband is a fishmonger—near the end of August last I served the prisoner with some fish for 3d.—she tendered a florin—it was light in my hand, and I gave it her back, and told her not to come near the shop again—I was very busy, and took the fish from her and threw it on the</p>
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<p>stall—she said she had had it given to her by some person—I cannot remember who—I knew her again when I saw her come into the butcher's shop—I spoke to the butcher outside first—I recognised her at once.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-61" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to Her Majesty's Mint—this half-crown is counterfeit—it is unusually well made.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-62" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-62" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY GURNEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). When searched there were found upon her three pawn tickets and a halfpenny.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. I have known the prisoner as a prostitute five or six years frequenting Oxford Street and Tottenham Court Road—she went off the streets for three months about two years ago, but returned to them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "I wish to say that I am an unfortunate, and a gentleman gave me half-a-crown the night before I was charged."
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, in her defence, on oath, repeated her statement before the Magistrate, and added</hi>:"I did not know it was bad; when I was told it was bad I did not believe it."</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, March</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1900.</p>
<hi rend="italic">For the case of Adam Greeb tried this day see Essex Cases.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, March</hi> 14
<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="t19000312-22-offence-1 t19000312-name-66"/>Civil Service Supply Association</persName>.</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">There were six other indictments against the Prisoner.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-22-19000312 t19000312-22-punishment-21"/>Nine Months' Imprisonment in the Second Division.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-70" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE MALLERY</persName> </hi>. I am a passenger guard of the Midland Railway Company—I live at 15, Lorne Street, Liverpool I was in charge of the 5 p.m. train from St. Pancras to Manchester on December 13th—I saw the dress suit case in the van before the train started—it was labelled—I missed it when getting into the train as it was starting—I have to shut the carriage doors and do other duties.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-71" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE ROBERTS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective G.N.R.</hi>). On February 2nd I went to the Victoria Station of the London, Chatham and Dover Railway—I received from the cloak room a brown paper parcel—I gave it to Superintendent</p>
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<p>Parish—I opened it—I found these pants inside, marked "G. C. S.," and these handkerchiefs and a quantity of other linen—the prisoner said at the King's Cross Police Station, "I put in the cloak room this parcel about a fortnight ago when I changed my lodgings"—he said he could account for the handkerchiefs, they were his property, and that the monograms on the handkerchiefs were those of his friends.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-72" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD PARISH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Superintendent G.N.R.</hi>). About 7 o'clock on February 2nd the prisoner was brought to my office on another charge—he gave me information about a brown paper parcel being deposited at the Victoria Station of the London, Chatham, and Dover Railway, in conse
<lb/>quence of which I sent Roberts to get it—Roberts returned with it—it was opened in my presence and in the prisoner's presence—the prisoner said, "Those are my things, but they are not the ones that I expected in that parcel; there were blood-stains on them"—shortly afterwards he was handed over to the police—these things were identified by Mr. Swindles.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, stated that he received them from two men, and that he gave information.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000312-209-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">He then
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi> to a conviction of felony at Bow Street on November 12th, 1898. Two other convictions were proved against him. Thirteen other robberies were stated to have taken place from the Midland Railway of bags and other property to the value of £342, and from the Great Northern Railway to the value of £125, between June last and February</hi>,</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WM. HARRISON</hi> was
<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted for stealing a bag, the property of the Great Northern Railway Company in the name of Wm. East, to which he
<hi rend="italic">Pleaded Guilty.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-209-19000312 t19000312-209-punishment-22"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, March</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>,1900.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Ridley.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>, Unlawfully attempting to obtain £2 1s. 8d. from
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-81" type="given" value="HARRY WILLIAM"/>HARRY WILLIAM BUNDAY</persName> </hi>. I am an accountant in the Works Depart
<lb/>ment of the London County Council—in June and July last, building operations were going on at Boundary Street, Shoreditch, where a large number of men were employed—there was a man named Frederick Bartle in charge—the men were paid on Saturday at 12 a.m. for the week's work which ended on the Friday evening—the full week's work would be £2 1s. 8d., which is 50 hours at 10d.—they would be paid the full</p>
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<p>amount or for the time they had worked, which was recorded in a book and checked by Hutchins, the timekeeper, who would make out the wages sheet, which shows the time the men work during the week—the wages sheet would be sent to me on the Friday to be checked—the pay-clerk would go down to the works on Saturday morning to pay the men at 12 o'clock—if the men were not able to come for their money they were allowed to send a written request, containing the name of the deputy, that had to be signed by the man sending the request; the pay-clerk would refer to his sheets to see if such a man was there, and, pro
<lb/>vided it was in order, he would pay the amount—it would be signed by the person who brought the request, and countersigned by Bartle, the general foreman—I remember the circumstances under which Hutchins was convicted on September 8th, and in consequence of certain facts which came our, a complete investigation was made by myself—I found out that the man Downes was not entitled to £2 1s 8d. for the week ending July 14th, but only to 15s.—I examined the time-book and found that he had been marked "Absent," and then altered to "Nine hours."—then I saw Downes and asked him, and he told me—the wages sheet showed that £3 1s. 8d. was due to him—no sum of 15s. has been paid to him—in this request in the case of Jones (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>), I noticed that the word "Horsman" is in the same writing as the body of the request—the wages sheet of July 29th shows that a man named F. Jones worked a full week's work, and therefore made £2 1s. 8d.—on looking at the time book, which was kept by Hutchins, I came to the conclusion that the names had been written in and the hours filled in afterwards—I noticed that Jones had not been paid, and I made inquiries as to why he had not been paid—I went to the works on August 2nd, and saw the prisoner there, and asked him if he was the man who had presented a request on the previous Monday to obtain Jones's money, and he said, "Yes"—I asked him where he got the request from—he replied, "From a boy"—I then asked him, supposing he had obtained the money, what; he proposed to do with it—he said, "What do you mean?"—I said, "I want an answer to my question"—he said, "Give it to Jones"—I said, "Where were you going to see Jones?" he said, "At Bishopsgate at 2 o'clock."—I asked him if he knew Jones, and where he lived—he said he knew him, but did not know his address—the prisoner was discharged practically at that moment—nobody has applied for the money for Jones—No F. Jones has ever worked on that work either before or since then, and this is the only week on which he is shown to have worked.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> You were discharged on Wednesday, August 2nd.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I cannot explain why Mr. Bartle signed the pay sheet for F. Jones if he was not there it is very difficult for a foreman with 300 or 400 men to remember all their faces.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000312-name-82" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000312-name-82" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-name-82" type="surname" value="BARTLE"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-name-82" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK BARTLE</persName> </hi>. I was general foreman at the Works Department of the London County Council in July last—I know the prisoner as being employed as a carpenter on the job—I also knew a man named Downes who was on the job—I was at the works on July 15th, when the wages were paid, and when the requests were presented on behalf of the men who were not able to come for their money—I remember the prisoner</p>
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<p>presenting this request (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—it was countersigned by me—he signed the receipt just outside the desk—I saw him through the small hole—I saw him going to sign it, and I saw his signature on it afterwards—then he was paid the money—on the 29th I was there also, and saw the prisoner—when he presented a request, Mr. May, the pay clerk, asked me if I knew the man Jones—I replied that I did not—Hutchins was there also, and the pay clerk asked him something—I do not re
<lb/>member what Hutchins replied—the money was not paid, and it has never been applied for, to my knowledge—on the following Monday I asked the prisoner what he was going to do with the money if he had got it and he said he was going to take it to a place which I do not remember now—I asked him if he had seen his friend Jones—he said, "No, I did not go"—he said he got the receipt from a boy, who brought it to him about 10 o'clock on Saturday morning—the wages sheets are signed by me—I signed that receipt because, as we have a large number of men, one does not always remember them—we have the timekeepers, and we have partially to depend on them—I had every confidence in the time keeper.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I think I should recognise most of the 400 men on the job if they were presented to me personally—I could recognise a man if he put his face opposite the small hole in the desk—it is like a booking-office at a railway station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The order from Jones was handed back to the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I knew Downes both by, sight and by name.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000312-name-83" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-83" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED PRETTY</persName> </hi>. I am a pay-clerk in the London County Council, and on July 15th I was paying wages on this job—this request was presented by the prisoner, and signed by him in my presence—I paid him £2 1s. 8d.—that was about 12.20—I had finished by 12.30.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I cannot say I recognise you as the man who took the money.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I paid the money to the man who signed this receipt.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000312-name-84" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000312-name-84" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-name-84" type="surname" value="DOWNES"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-name-84" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN DOWNES</persName> </hi>. I am a carpenter, and was working for the London County Council in July last—I remember leaving the work on July 11th, because I was ill—I worked till the 11th that week—it was
<hi rend="italic">handy</hi> on three weeks before I was able to work again—up to the time that I fell ill 15s. was due to me—I wanted my money, and my wife arranged the matter for me, and on the following Monday she brought me an envelope with 15s. in it—I know nothing about this paper (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—I never lived at this address—I knew the prisoner as a carpenter on the job.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I made 18 hours that week—I left off working on the Tuesday night.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000312-name-85" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000312-name-85" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-name-85" type="surname" value="DOWNES"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-name-85" type="given" value="EMILY"/>EMILY DOWNES</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of the last witness—I remember his speaking to me about getting some money—I could not write, so I went to my friend Mrs. Brown, who wrote a request out for the money in my presence—her husband took it, and on the 17th I was given an envelope with 15s. in it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I can write, but not well enough to go to the Council.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I never saw the prisoner till I went to Worship Street.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000312-name-86" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000312-name-86" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-name-86" type="surname" value="BROWN"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-name-86" type="given" value="EMILY"/>EMILY BROWN</persName> </hi>. I remember writing out a request to enable Mr. Downs</p>
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<p>to get his money—my husband took the request and brought back an envelepe, which, on the Monday, was given to Mrs. Downs.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The note had not got any address—it was signed "Mrs. Downes."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000312-name-87" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000312-name-87" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-name-87" type="surname" value="BROWN"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-name-87" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BROWN</persName> </hi>. I remember my wife writing out a note for Mrs. Downes, and on Saturday, July 15th, I gave it to Mr. Haylock, who is in the employment of the London County Council—he said somebody was to take the money, and I waited till 1 o'clock on the Saturday, but nobody gave me the money, then I went home without it—I spoke to Haylock on the Monday, and afterwards he brought me a sealed envelope, which I took back and gave to Downes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000312-name-88" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000312-name-88" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-name-88" type="surname" value="HAYLOCK"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-name-88" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HAYLOCK</persName> </hi>. I remember Brown bringing me a request on July 15th—I noticed there was something informal about it, and I gave it to Hutching—on the following Monday Brown spoke to me, and I went to Hutchins, who gave me a sealed envelope, which I gave to Brown—I cannot say what was in it.</p>
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<persName id="t19000312-name-89" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000312-name-89" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-name-89" type="surname" value="BARTLE"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-name-89" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK BARTLE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I saw the prisoner write this pay-off ticket (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000312-name-90" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000312-name-90" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-name-90" type="surname" value="MAY"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-name-90" type="given" value="EDWIN JAMES"/>EDWIN JAMES MAY</persName> </hi>. I am a pay clerk in the employment of the London County Council—I remember on July 29th a request being handed in by the prisoner at the window, where I was paying on behalf of a man named Jones—Hutchins was there, outside—Bartle was in the box with me—I showed the request to Bartle, and asked him if he knew Jones—he replied, "No," but that he knew the prisoner very well—I told the prisoner the thing was irregular, and I should refuse to pay it—he said, "Very well" or "All right," and I handed it back to him—Hutchins heard me refuse to pay, and he beckoned to the prisoner—Hutchins then said to me that Jones could not attend, as he was playing in a band at Barnet.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Hutchins was outside at first, and then he came inside.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000312-name-91" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000312-name-91" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-name-91" type="surname" value="TYSON"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-name-91" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT TYSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective, H</hi>). I arrested the prisoner on February 1st on a warrant, which I read to him—he said, "I do not know anything about it"—I conveyed him to the station, where he was charged—after the charge was read over to him he said, "I do not know anything about it."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The warrant was for feloniously uttering a certain forged request for the payment of money, with intent to defraud.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The charge with respect to Jones was not included; that was a separate warrant.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "All I know is, I put it in as a
<hi rend="italic">bona fide</hi> ticket from Downes. Hutchins came to me about 12.15, and said, 'Oliver, I have got a letter here from Downes; will you take his money?' I said, 'What is up with him?' He said, 'He has been laid up; he is hard up, and wants his money.' I said, 'Where is the letter he sent?' and he showed me a letter supposed to come from Downes, and I said, 'Well, under
<hi rend="italic">them</hi> terms, I will take the money,' which I did, and signed for it. Hutchins said, 'Brown will be outside the gate to take that money; do you know him?' I said, 'Hardly,' but he pointed him out to me, and I recognised him as working on the other job. Hutchins</p>
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<p>said, 'You cannot take the money till all the other men are paid,' and asked me to wait back. I did, and I took the money, and Brown was waiting outside the gate. When I received the money Brown had gone I went up the street to look for him; I could not see him. I came back I met Hutchins, and asked him what I should do with the money Hutchins said, 'Give it to me, and I will hand it over on Monday morn
<lb/>ing to Brown to give to Downes,' and I handed the money to Hutchins.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000312-211-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-211-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY on the Third Count.—</rs>*</hi>
<hi rend="italic">The Prosecutors staled that they had lost £100 in this manner, and probably more.—
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<interp inst="t19000312-211-punishment-24" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-211-19000312 t19000312-211-punishment-24"/>Two Months in the Second division.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, March</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>,1900.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES HENRY BAKER</hi> (36)</persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARD HAWKES</hi> (49)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19000312-212-offence-1 t19000312-name-94"/>Her Majesty's Postmaster General</persName>, to which </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BAKER</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t19000312-212-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19000312-212-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-212-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ARTHUR GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000312-name-95" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000312-name-95" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-name-95" type="surname" value="DAVIS"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-name-95" type="given" value="KATE"/>KATE DAVIS</persName> </hi>. I live at 54, Montpelier Road, Brighton—on January 23rd I made up this parcel of two pairs of trousers, three shirts, two pairs of socks, and two vests—I addressed it to my brother, Mr. Thomas Davis, 429, Edgware Road, London—these socks were in it—the other things, are all right—I delivered it to the officials of the Post-office in Mont
<lb/>pelier Place between 11.30 and 12 a.m.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000312-name-96" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000312-name-96" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-name-96" type="surname" value="STEPHENS"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-name-96" type="given" value="ROBERT BRUCE"/>ROBERT BRUCE STEPHENS</persName> </hi>. I am an inspector at the Paddington Parcel Office—a parcel posted as Miss Davis has stated would arrive on the evening of the 23rd, in time for the first delivery on the 24th—Baker, who has pleaded guilty, was employed at the Paddington Parcels Office—he was on duty on the morning of the 24th—the address on the parcel would not be on his round—he would have access to the parcel.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000312-name-97" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000312-name-97" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-name-97" type="surname" value="DAVIS"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-name-97" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS DAVIS</persName> </hi>. I am a butcher, of 429, Edgware Road—this parcel was not delivered to me—I never saw it till I was at the Police-court.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000312-name-98" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000312-name-98" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-name-98" type="surname" value="MOXOM"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-name-98" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES MOXOM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Constable, G.P.O.</hi>). On January 24th I was keeping observation on the prisoner Baker under instructions—about 10.15 a.m. I saw him on his delivery in Galway Road, Western Road, Bayswater—he left his truck, carrying a bulky parcel—he had finished his delivery—he took a circuitous route—he went into a public-house—I kept him under observation three-quarters of an hour, carrying a sack without the truck, before he met Hawkes in Porchester Road—Hawkes turned and walked with him to the Stafford public-house, Harrow Road—Baker came out carrying the sack, apparently empty—a minute or two later Hawkes came out carrying this parcel—I allowed him to go about 150 yards up Harrow Road, when I stopped him—I told him I was a policeman, and asked him his name and address—he replied, "Hawkes, 10, Senior Street"—that is correct—it is close by—I said, "Where did you get the parcel from you are carrying?"—he replied, "From a friend"—I said, "What is your friend's name and address?" he replied, "I do not know"—I said, "I have reasons to believe the parcel has been stolen from the Post Office, and that you got it from a postal officer in the public-house a few minutes ago"—he said, "I did get it from a postman, he handed it to me to</p>
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<p>take care of"—I said he would have to be detained, and went and found the postman in about five minutes—I had a conversation with him—I took him to the Police-station, and then to the Post Office, where he handed me this paper of socks—Hawkes gave me a key which I applied at 10, Senior Street—I searched and found the dress coat and waistcoat produced, with the name "G. H. Clark" on the lining of the sleeve, also a ticket for a pair of trousers pawned for 6s.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000312-name-99" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000312-name-99" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-name-99" type="surname" value="PLANCK"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-name-99" type="given" value="JAMES OSWALD"/>JAMES OSWALD PLANCK</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the General Post Office—on January 24th I saw Baker in custody—he was in uniform—I showed him this parcel—there was a conversation between us—afterwards Hawkes was brought in—I cautioned him, and read over this statement which Baker had made: "The parcel, produced, addressed to Mr. Thomas Davis, 429, Edgware Road, London, I took out of the Paddington Parcel Depot this morning amongst other parcels I had for delivery. I did not enter it on my delivery list. When I had delivered all but the parcel produced, I placed the latter in a mail bag I had with me, and I carried it towards Porchester Road, W. I there met Hawkes, and we went together into the Stafford public-house, where I handed the parcel to him. I asked him to dispose of it, and he said, 'Very well' He is a tailor by trade, and so am I, and we have worked together in the same shops. During the last two or three weeks Hawkes has pawned about two stolen parcels for me. I have paid him a shilling or so each time for his services. Other people, whose names I do not know, have also pawned the contents of stolen parcels for me. In every case these people have handed me the pawn-ticket"—he then took the pawn-tickets from his pockets—"These are some of the pawn-tickets referred to. I stole a parcel addressed 'Mr. Newport Wright, 2, Westbourne Grove Terrace,' two or three days ago. It contained a suit of clothes. This address label and piece of paper bearing the same address belonged to that parcel"—on hearing that statement Hawkes said, "I have known Baker about three months. I have heard Baker's statement read over. I admit having received about three parcels from Baker, which I have pawned by his instructions, and received a shilling or so for doing it. I did not know that the clothes which Baker handed to me had been stolen. I gave Baker the pawn-tickets. I have one at my address"—he told me he had served in the Royal Engineers as a volunteer.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000312-name-100" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-100" type="given" value="ADA"/>ADA CLEAR</persName> </hi>. I am housemaid to Mrs. Clark, 244, Gloucester Terrace, Hyde Park—on January 9th I was living at Burminster House, Mickle
<lb/>ham, Surrey—on that day I made up a parcel containing a dress suit—the coat and waistcoat produced belong to it—I gave it to Mrs. Clark.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-101" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-name-101" type="surname" value="CLARK"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-name-101" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH CLARK</persName> </hi>. I live at 244, Gloucester Terrace, Hyde Park—on January 9th, at Mickleham, I addressed this parcel (which was made up by Ada Clear) to H. G. Clark, 244, Gloucester Terrace—he is my son—it was given to the boy Woolgar to post.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000312-name-102" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000312-name-102" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-102" type="given" value="HERBERT VICTOR"/>HERBERT VICTOR WOOLGAR</persName> </hi>. I am a groom—I live at 28, Albert Road, South Reigate—in January I was in Mrs. Clark's service—I remember posting the parcel produced at Mickleham.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-103" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE NEVIN</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of John Nevin, a commissionaire, of 23, Westbourne Park Crescent—on January 10th I was in charge of Mrs.</p>
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<p>Clark's house, 244, Gloucester Terrace—I expected a parcel—it did not arrive.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-104" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-104" type="given" value="ROBERT BRUCE"/>ROBERT BRUCE STEPHENS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). A parcel posted on the 9th at Reigate would arrive at the Paddington Parcel Office on the evening of the same day in time for delivery on the 10th—that is not the prisoner's round.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000312-name-105" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-105" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER COE</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Alfred James Mellish, pawnbroker, of 29, Westbourne Terrace—I produce a pair of trousers, pawned on January 10th for 6s., in the name of Brown, and the ticket and duplicate.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-106" type="given" value="ADA"/>ADA CLEAR</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). These trousers belong to the suit that I packed.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000312-name-107" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000312-name-107" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-name-107" type="surname" value="MOXOM"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-name-107" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES MOXOM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). This ticket is one of those handed to me by Baker at the Post Office.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Hawkes, in his defence, on oath, said that he did not know what was inside the parcels, and that he did not know Baker's name or number; that he had known Baker five or six months; and that he did not dispose of any
<lb/>thing other that by pawning.</hi>
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<interp inst="t19000312-212-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">BAKER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-212-19000312 t19000312-212-punishment-26"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM TAYLOR</hi>,(33)</persName>
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<lb/>lawfully possessing counterfeit coin, with intent to utter it.</rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">TAYLOR</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000312-213-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-213-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARTRIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-110" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-name-110" type="surname" value="HANDLEY"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-name-110" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT HANDLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective, J</hi>). About 1 o'clock on Saturday, February 24th,the prisoner, whom I had seen before, passed as in White
<lb/>chapel Road—seeing us, Holland said something to Taylor, and they went in different directions—Holland rushed into a public-house—I followed him—before I said anything he said, "I have got none"—I said, "None what?"—he said, "You know what I mean"—I asked him to come out
<lb/>side—as he came out he looked round, and said, "Where is Taylor?"—I said, "You need not trouble about him; he is all right"—I handed him over to a uniform man—I found Taylor struggling with two officers—66 coins were found on him, with a layer of paper between each—I took Holland from the uniform man, and took both to the station—I told them they would be charged with possessing counterfeit coins—I followed them about 150 yards.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000312-name-111" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000312-name-111" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-name-111" type="surname" value="ALLEN"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-name-111" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK ALLEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Officer</hi>). I was with the other officer—I saw Taylor followed, and devoted my attention to Holland—several coins fell on the ground; others remained in his pocket—there were 66 altogether.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000312-name-112" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000312-name-112" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-name-112" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-name-112" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of coin to Her Majesty's Mint—40 of these 66 counterfeit coins are from one mould, and 26 from another—they were not wrapped up in separate tissue in the usual way, but in a long slip—some are well made, and from a worn pattern, as if they had been current for some time—the life of a mould depends on the skill of the maker.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Holland's Statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "I came along the White
<lb/>chapel Road about a quarter to 1 on Saturday week; I met Taylor; I asked him to come and have a drink; we went into the White Hart at the corner of Cambridge Heath Road; turning round, I missed him, and called for a glass of something; whilst I was calling for it a police</p>
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<p>officer came in and said he wanted me outside; I asked why, and he said he would tell me outside; I have no witness."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000312-213-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-213-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="largeCaps">HOLLAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of feloniously possessing a mould, with</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">TAYLOR</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t19000312-213-punishment-27" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-213-19000312 t19000312-213-punishment-27"/>in September, 1893—Five Years' Penal Servitude each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t19000312-214-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000312-name-114" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-114" type="surname" value="THOMAS"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-name-114" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE THOMAS</persName> </hi>. I am a barmaid at the Castle, Furnival Street, City, kept by Mr. Salter—on February 17th, about 9 p.m., I served the prisoner with a glass of mild and bitter and a packet of cigarettes, price 2 1/2d.—he tendered this 5s. piece—I examined it, and took it upstairs to Mrs. Salter—I came down in about 10 minutes—the prisoner was still in the bar—Mrs. Salter came down, spoke to the potman, who went out and came back with a policeman in about 10 minutes—the prisoner drank half the drink and left half on the counter.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-115" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH SALTER</persName> </hi>. I keep the Castle public-house—on February 17th Annie Thomas brought me this crown piece—I went down into the bar immediately, and sent the potman out—he returned with a constable, and I said, "I give this man in charge for uttering a bad crown piece, as I have taken several," handing the piece to him—I guarded the door to keep the prisoner from leaving the house.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City</hi>). I was called into the Castle, where Mrs. Salter made a statement to me in the prisoner's presence—I received this coin—I searched the prisoner; he gave up three halfpence—afterwards I found tied in his handkerchief one florin, three shillings and sixpence, good money—I took him to the station—I asked him whether he had any more—he said, "No"—at the station, in answer to the charge, he said he received the crown in his pay, £1 2s., from the cashier at Atkins', upholsterers, Church Row, Bethnal Green—he gave an address—I made inquiries.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-117" type="given" value="GEORGE JOSEPH"/>GEORGE JOSEPH JULIAN</persName> </hi>. I am employed by Messrs. Atkins, uphol
<lb/>sterers, Church Row, Bethnal Green—the prisoner worked there 12 months ago, not since—I have worked there since 1898.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-118" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK HALLAM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective-Sergeant, City</hi>). I was at the Police-court when the prisoner was charged, and heard this statement after Laws had given evidence—I then gave evidence that he said, "I made that state
<lb/>ment because I thought I should be able to get out of it; I did not work there last week, and I do not know where I got the coin from."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-119" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-name-119" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-name-119" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This crown is counterfeit.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, in his defence, said he was so confused that he did not know what he was saying, but he did not know the coin was bad.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19000312-214-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t19000312-215-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-215-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>Stealing a scarf-pin, the property of
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SULLIVAN</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t19000312-215-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
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<interp inst="t19000312-215-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HARDY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000312-name-123" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000312-name-123" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-name-123" type="surname" value="NEWILL"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-name-123" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM NEWILL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). On March 1st I was in Mansion House Street with Detective Burgen—I saw the prisoners outside the</p>
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<p>Union Bank—Sullivan got on the right side of a gentleman, and Graham had his back against the gentleman on the left-hand side—Sullivan raised his handkerchief with his left hand, and with his right drew the gentleman's pin—the gentleman was pushed on by the crowd, which was large, being the day of the relief of Lady smith—I knew the prisoners—Mr. Dangerfield stood by the railings, and Sullivan motioned with his head to Graham—I seized Sullivan's hand, and said, "Give it to me"—he said, "I did not take it"—I shouted to Burgen, "Go on and arrest
<hi rend="italic">Pat Waxy,"</hi> meaning Graham, who ducked his head and pushed through the crowd—I pushed the people back—the prosecutor struck a match, and at Sullivan's feet picked up the pin—Graham made off as quick as he could—I took Sullivan to the Police-station, where he was charged—when I saw Graham at the Cloak Lane Police-station I said, "You will be charged with being concerned with George Sullivan, in custody, with stealing a diamond and pearl pin, value £10"—he said, "I do not know anything about it. If I was there, why did not you arrest me?"—I said, "I did endeavour to do so, but you ran away"—after the charge he said,,"I was not there, but I can prove where I was."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner Graham.</hi> I was about two yards from Sullivan—I did not say you got through people's legs—I came to your house and said I had a message for you from "Little Georgie"—he sent no message.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000312-name-124" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000312-name-124" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-name-124" type="surname" value="DANGERFIELD"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-name-124" type="given" value="HAROLD WILLIAM"/>HAROLD WILLIAM DANGERFIELD</persName> </hi>. On Thursday, March 1st, I was passing along Prince's Street, wearing this pin—I struck a match, and the detective picked it up—it cost me £10—I was going to Cannon Street Station through the crowd, and had no knowledge that the pin was taken till the detective told me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000312-name-125" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000312-name-125" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-name-125" type="surname" value="BURGEN"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-name-125" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BURGEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). On March 1st I was in Mansion House Street about 10.15 p.m.—I saw the prisoners and the prosecutor—I saw Sullivan beckon to Graham—he placed himself on Mr. Danger
<lb/>field's right, and Graham was on his left, and by a second attempt he extracted the pin—I knew Graham as Pat Waxy—Newill seized Sullivan, and shouted, "Arrest
<hi rend="italic">Pat Waxy"</hi>—I endeavoured to do so, but he looked straight in our face, ducked his head, and worked his way between the crowd's legs—I touched him on the back, but the crowd were carrying a soldier, and I was forced back, and Graham escaped—he was arrested subsequently.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-126" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-126" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PEARCE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer</hi>). On March 2nd I called Graham out of a public-house in Dorset Street, and told him I should arrest him for being concerned in a charge of larceny from a person in the City—he said, "I know nothing about it"—I took him to Commercial Street, and from there to Cloak Lane.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Graham, in his defence, on oath, said he was not there, and called</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000312-name-127" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000312-name-127" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-name-127" type="surname" value="SULLIVAN"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-name-127" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE SULLIVAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner</hi>). On March 1st I left home between 8 and 9 a.m.., and on that day Ladysmith was relieved—as I was making my way home I met a procession, and followed to Mansion House Street—I saw Mr. Dangerfield's pin, and yielded to temptation, and made two attempts and took the pin—the detective said, "Give it to me, George;" and knocked it out of my hand—he picked it up and shouted, "Arrest
<hi rend="italic">Pat Waxy</hi>"—he said, "Tell me where
<hi rend="italic">Pat Waxy</hi> lives"—I was taken to</p>
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<p>Moor Lane—he asked me again to tell him where he lived—I said, "You know where he lives"—I was by myself.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I heard the detective say, "Arrest
<hi rend="italic">Pat Waxy.</hi> Go after him; they are always together."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000312-215-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-215-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">GRAHAM</hi>
<hi rend="italic">then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at this Court in January, 1892. Five other convictions were proved against him.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SULLIVAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t19000312-215-punishment-29" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-215-19000312 t19000312-215-punishment-29"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WALTER OVERALL</hi>(40)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19000312-216-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-216-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="sodomy"/>, Committing an act of gross in
<lb/>decency with a male person.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MORGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000312-216-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-216-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Friday, March</hi> 16
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>,1900.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Ridley.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN THOMAS LEE</hi> </persName> and
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<interp inst="def2-217-19000312" type="surname" value="LEE"/>
<interp inst="def2-217-19000312" type="given" value="ELIZA ADA"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ELIZA ADA LEE</hi> </persName>
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<interp inst="t19000312-217-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="kill"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-217-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="manslaughter"/> were charged on the Coroner's Inquisition only, with the manslaughter of
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-131" type="surname" value="LEE"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19000312-217-offence-1 t19000312-name-131"/>Edith Dolly Lee</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">for the Prosecution, offered no evidence.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t19000312-217-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
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<interp inst="t19000312-217-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="italic">For other cases tried this day see Essex and Surrey Cases.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Friday, March</hi> 16
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>,1900.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RODERICK</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ELLIOTT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-134" type="given" value="JOHN REUBEN CECIL"/>JOHN REUBEN CECIL GIBBS</persName> </hi>. I am an electrical engineer, of 35, Smith Street, Chelsea—I am an adopted son of the landlady—the prisoner is a lodger on the second floor—on Saturday, March 3rd, about 7.10 p.m., I heard scuffling, and a woman say, "For God's sake, somebody come up!"—I went upstairs, and tried to go into the room—the door was partly shut—the prisoner attempted to strike me—I struck him back—he was drunk—he fell backwards into the room and struck his face on the umbrella stand in the corner, inside the door—he went into the back room, came out, went into the front room, and came out with a revolver, fired it, and Raid, "I will give you something to remember"—he went out—I went and called a policeman—I was present when the revolver was taken from a drawer in the front room—a bullet was found about 1 1/2 in. to 2 in. up the skirting from the floor—I had been on good terms with the prisoner—his behaviour is all right—occasionally he is under the influence of liquor—he is a bullion messenger.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He is a messenger to the South-Western Bank—he has been there 36 years—he had been to see a friend off with the Reserves, and indulged too freely—I was standing on the stairs, about 6ft. above, when the revolver was tired—it could not have been levelled at me—I was excited—I went further upstairs—the revolver had six chambers—one was discharged.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-135" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN FLACTMAN</persName> </hi> (44
<hi rend="italic">B</hi>). About 7.20 p.m. on March 3rd, the prose
<lb/>cutor made a complaint to mo in the King's Road—I conducted him to</p>
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<p>Walworth Street Police-station—about two hours afterwards I saw the prisoner standing at the corner of Smith Street, King's Road—as he answered a description I had, I asked if his name was Edward Warwick—he said, "Yes"—I told him I should take him into custody for shoot
<lb/>ing, with intent to do grievous bodily harm—he was drunk—he said, "All right; I did not think it would come to this"—on the way to the station he said, "I have not got the revolver on me; you can go down and get it if you like; there is my key; you will find it in the left-hand drawer of the cheffioner"—when the charge was read over he said, "I did not touch him till after he pushed me down"—I said "knocked" in mistake for "pushed."</p>
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-136" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT GODLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective, B</hi>). On March 3rd, about 9.15 p.m., Flactman gave me some keys, with which I went to 35, Smith Street, Chelsea—in the front room, on the second floor, I searched the cheffioner—in the left-hand drawer I found the six-chambered revolver(
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>), loaded in five chambers, the sixth having been recently discharged—the bore is 380—I found a box of cartridges in the same drawer—on Sunday, March 4th, I found a bullet buried in the skirting on the landing—it is the same kind as those in the box—at the station, after he was charged, he said, "I was drunk"—I showed him the revolver; he said it was his.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "On Saturday after
<lb/>noon one of my colleagues; he is a reservist going out to the front; came to bid us all good bye, five of us. He said to me,
<hi rend="italic">'Ted'</hi> that is the nick
<lb/>name they call me, 'Wait for me; I am going to Chelsea; we will go together.' When we got out at Sloane Square Station he said, 'We will have one more drink; I may never come back.' We went and had it. He made me late for my dinner. That was the cause of my wife and me having words. I never fired the revolver, but fell against the door, and it discharged in my hand. You have got all the rest, except that the witness knocked me down."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, in his defence, repeated on oath this statement, and added that he bought the revolver to protect the bank and other premises; that he did not know why he got it out of the drawer, but that he never levelled it at the prosecutor. He received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-219-19000312 t19000312-219-punishment-30"/>Fined £5</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t19000312-220-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing a scarf-pin, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19000312-220-offence-1 t19000312-name-139"/>Israel Primhak</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MORGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-140" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-140" type="given" value="ISRAEL"/>ISRAEL PRIMHAK</persName> </hi>. I am a mantle-maker, of 26, Muir Street—I have known the prisoner some five years—on Tuesday, February 20th, I met him in Friday Street about 4.30 p.m.—I was speaking to him about five minutes—he looked at my diamond pin, and put something back in my scarf, and went away—it was a pin with a little blue stone in the middle—mine, was a diamond pin, which cost £2 7s. 6d.—I did not agree to exchange the pin, nor make a present of it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have seen the prisoner about 12 times in the five years I have known him I was not in the habit of going out with him—he worked at the pace where I was working—I believe he is of a respectable family—I spoke to him yesterday, and I drank with him—I do not wish him to be punched—my wife pointed out that I had a different pin.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-141" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM STAINFS</persName> </hi> (680,
<hi rend="italic">City</hi>) The prisoner was given into my custody about 1 o'clock on February 24th by the prosecutor's brother—he said, "It is quite right, I will go with you"—on searching him at the station I found a pawn-ticket relating to the pin, dated February 20th.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have made inquiries I find he bears a good character, and is of a respectable family</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-142" type="given" value="MARK WILLIAM"/>MARK WILLIAM HOPKINS</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to John William Russell, of Fore Street, City this pin was pledged on February 20th by the prisoner between 5 and 6 p.m. at our shop, which is about half a mile from Friday Street in the name of James Edwards, of 20, Alderman bury, for, £1—this is the ticket.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, in his defence, on oath, stated that he never meant to pawn the pin till he got pressed for money, being out of employment. He received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19000312-220-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-220-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t19000312-221-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-221-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, Stealing a watch from the person of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TUDOR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURINE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000312-name-146" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000312-name-146" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-name-146" type="surname" value="FEESEY"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-name-146" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD FEESEY</persName> </hi>. I am a commercial traveller, of 113, Balham Road—on Saturday evening, February 3rd, I was in a uāœ— in Theobald's Road—Witham stopped me coming out I tried to go out the other way, when three people rushed in—I called out to my friend, who had gone on—Brown was pushing me behind—my watch was taken from my dress waistcoat pocket—there were eight of those scoundrels—we had a tremendous struggle for about five minutes—my watch was worth 25 guineas from what I saw in the newspaper I at ended at the North London Police-court on February 16th I indentified the prisoners from eight people I have not the slightest doubt about them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It took five minutes before they got my watch, which they took by main force.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000312-name-147" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000312-name-147" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-147" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ROSENTRETER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Serjeant, J</hi>). On February 16th the prisoners were identified by the prosecutor from eight persons—the charge was read over—Witham said, "What time was it?"—on being told, "Half-past 6," he said, "I can prove I was in a doctor's shop"—Brown made no reply the trains run from the urinal in Theobald's Road to Hoxton in 17 minutes—I walked in 25 minutes from the doctor's shop.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-148" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-name-148" type="surname" value="WADE"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-name-148" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WADE</persName> </hi>. I am dispenser to Dr. Simpson, of 176, Hoxton Street, Hoxton—our books show that between 8 and 9 p.m. on February 13th medicine was sent to Mrs. Kendal—about 80 patients come between 7 and 10.30 p.m., and have to wait for their medicine.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoners' Statements before the Magistrate: Witham says</hi>: "At 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 3rd, I went out of the Gloucester public-house and went home. I stayed there till a quarter or half-past 6. I</p>
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<p>then went back into the Gloucester, and from there I went to Dr. Simpson's, at the corner of Harman Street, Hoxton, and spoke to the assistant. I waited for Mr. Simpson till about half-past 8 to get medicine for my wife. The medicine we got in the name of Kendal. I had a conversation with Mr. Simpson, and left at half-past 8; then I went home. I was at Dr. Simpson's about half-past 6, not more than a few minutes one way or the other. I have no witnesses here to-day."
<hi rend="italic">Brown says</hi>: "I reserve my defence, and call no witnesses to-day."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witham, in his defence, on oath, said that he knew nothing of the robbery, but was at the time getting medicine from Dr. Simpson's dis
<lb/>pensary at Hoxton for Mrs. Kendal, with whom he lived.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-149" type="given" value="LILLA"/>LILLA KENDAL</persName> </hi>. I live with Witham as his wife—I was ill with influenza on Saturday, February 3rd—Witham came in about 4 p.m., and stayed till 6.30 p.m.—he then left to get the a bottle of medicine from Dr. Simpson's, of Hoxton Street, Hoxton—he came back about 8.30.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000312-221-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="largeCaps">WITHAM</hi>
<hi rend="italic">then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony a the Mansion House on December 9th, 1898, in the name of Henry Vincent, and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BROWN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at this Court in March, 1892, in the name of Henry Andrews. Six convictions were proved against Brown, and seven against Witham, in four of which the prisoners were associated.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-221-19000312 t19000312-221-punishment-32"/>Three Years' Penal Servitude each.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19000312-222-offence-1 t19000312-name-151"/>Leah Trott</persName>, and stealing a purse and 3s. 11d., her property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CALTHROP</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-152" type="given" value="LEAH"/>LEAH TROTT</persName> </hi>. I live at 98, Trebbing Street, Islington—in the early morning of Tuesday, March 6th, I was in the High Street, Islington, outside Mr. Wolford's, the tobacconist's—the prisoner came and said, "Have you got sixpence?"—I replied, "I have not, I have only sufficient to pay my rent"—he said, "Take that, you f—," and struck me on my nose and at the hack of my head—I put my hand up, and he took my purse out of my hand—I had 3s. 11d. left in it out of 4s.—I halloaed out as well as I could—he kicked me in the privates and on my leg—I fell, and my hat went on the floor—he went across the road towards White Lion Street—I went and complained to a constable—I know the prisoner from his demanding; pennies and twopences, but I never had a conversa
<lb/>tion with him, nor drank in his company—I deprived myself by giving him twopences because he used obscene language when I refused—I was hurt—I went to a doctor—I had two black eyes, and was black and blue where I was kicked on the body.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am an unfortunate—I did not tell Mrs. Price that the prisoner had given me something, and I would give her something—Mrs. Price is an unfortunate, and an associate of the prisoner—I did not tell her I would fight her again—I had a
<hi rend="italic">row</hi> with her on February 22nd at my own door—she lives near—I know the cabman before me—he was not at the assault—a lot came afterwards—I changed a shilling at the tobacconist's at 12.45 a.m. for a pennyworth of snuff—I did not strike the prisoner in the face, nor threaten to throw snuff in his eyes—he did not strike me one blow in the face, and then go away.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-153" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY MCKENNA</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant, G</hi>). I arrested the prisoner about</p>
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<p>9 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7th, in Chapel Street, Islington—I told him I was a police officer, and should take him into custody for assaulting a woman and stealing her purse in the early morning of the 6th—he said, "I did not steal her purse; I admit I hit her; some of the others must have had that"—I looked for the prisoner on the 6th with the prose
<lb/>cutrix—her eyes were black, her nose swollen, she complained of her leg, and was walking lame.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000312-name-154" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000312-name-154" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-154" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN FOULSTON</persName> </hi> (60
<hi rend="italic">G</hi>). On the early morning of Tuesday. March 6th, the prosecutrix complained to me—she was excited, and bleeding from her nose—I referred her to the Magistrate at Clerkenwell—I was on duty in the High Street, between Duncan Street and the corner of the City Road.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> She was outside Priddle's shop between 12.45 and 12.50.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-155" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM NEWTON</persName> </hi>, M.R.C.S. On the evening of the 9th the prosecu
<lb/>trix was brought to my surgery, suffering from contusion of the nose—both eyes were black, and there was a large contusion on the inner side of her left thigh and on her privates, the result of a kick or a blow.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, in his defence, on oath, said that the prosecutrix followed and abused him, and threatened to throw snuff in his eyes, and he struck her with the back of his hand and opened an old scary but the black eyes were inflicted previously.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-156" type="given" value="KATE"/>KATE PRICE</persName> </hi>. I live at 2, Cromer Street, Gray's Inn Road—I am an unfortunate—I had seen the prosecutrix on the Friday before this Tues
<lb/>day as I was going home, about 12.50 she asked if I saw a man set about her—I said, "No, I am sorry for you; what did he do it for?"—she said, "Nothing," and hit me with her clenched fist on the mouth, and said, "I have had that for nothing, and you take that for nothing"—she was bleeding from her nose, and had two black eyes at the same time—after that she was with a gentleman in the Pentonville Road, when I asked her what it was for, and she said, "I got mine for nothing, and you had to have yours for nothing; but, Kate, take no notice now, for I am with a
<hi rend="italic">mug</hi>"—that is a gentleman—afterwards I was talking to Mr. Sewell, who is a costermonger, about bringing me some fish, when she slapped me in the face, and Mr. Sewell asked her what she did that for, and smacked her face—a constable interfered, and she went across the road to the tobacconist's.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-157" type="surname" value="GREEN"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-name-157" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER GREEN</persName> </hi>. I am a cab-driver, of 15, Rising Hill Street—this is my badge (17791)—on March 6th I was speaking to the prosecutrix outside Priddle's, when the prisoner came up and struck her—I was asking her what right she had to tell my wife that I had been calling at her house, and she was going to say something, when he struck her with his open hand—she said, "Alec, Alec, Alec!"—blood came from her nose—the prisoner did not ask for money, nor take any from the prose
<lb/>cutrix—a constable came along he said, "Oh, well; go on; get out of it."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-158" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-name-158" type="surname" value="MCKENNA"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-name-158" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY MCKENNA</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). The prosecutrix's eyes appeared to have been recently struck; they were red.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000312-222-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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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19000312-223-offence-1 t19000312-name-160"/>Leah Trott</persName>.
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, in the hearing of the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">said that he was</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000312-223-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-223-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedPartGuilty"/>GUILTY of a common assault.—</rs> </hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t19000312-223-punishment-33" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-223-19000312 t19000312-223-punishment-33"/>Six Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Saturday, March</hi> 17
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1900.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Ridley.</hi> </p>
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<rs id="t19000312-224-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
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<interp inst="t19000312-224-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing a portmanteau, four suits of clothes, and other articles, the goods of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19000312-224-offence-1 t19000312-name-164"/>Thomas James</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SHERWOOD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000312-name-165" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000312-name-165" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-name-165" type="surname" value="JAMES"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-name-165" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS JAMES</persName> </hi>. I am a sailor, and belong to the
<hi rend="italic">Meserva</hi>—on February 2nd I was coming from the Albert Docks, where my vessel was lying—I had a portmanteau with me, containing my kit and clothing, tools, sea boots, overcoat, and pea jacket, which I valued at £10—I was in Liverpool Street about 2 p.m., and met the prisoners—they spoke to me, and we went and had a drink—they asked me where I was going—I told them I was looking for an hotel, as I was going to stay in London till my ship nailed—O'Connor said he could show me an hotel where I could stay, and would take me there—I went with them, carrying my portmanteau, and O'Connor leading the way—I do not know where we went to, but we came to a public-house, where we all stayed for sometime—I paid for some drink—we had about five glasses of beer each—about 4 we left the public-house—they helped me to carry my portmanteau—Pritchard was carrying it, when O'Connor said to him,
<hi rend="italic">"Scoot,"</hi> and he ran away with it, while the others held me for about three or four minutes—then I held them till a policeman came—I never saw my portmanteau again—I saw Pritchard in custody about a month after the robbery, and identified him from among 14 others—I am perfectly sure he is the third man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by O'Connor.</hi> I did not say at Guildhall that we met at 5.30; that was the time you were arrested—you told Pritchard to run away with the portmanteau—it was heavy, but he got away as quickly as he could—I do no: know the name of the street where we were.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Clark.</hi> The last time I had my portmanteau was in the public-house—when I gave it to Pritchard he walked on with it for about 100 yards, and then, when you saw a favourable opportunity, you held me and let him run away—I am a stranger in London—you punched me in the face, and I showed the marks to the Magistrate.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Pritchard.</hi> I am sure you are the man—you had a moustache, but you are not much altered with it off.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have given a description of the third man—I am an American, and had only just landed—I had my pay in my pocket; none of that was taken.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-166" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT GALE</persName> </hi> (257,
<hi rend="italic">City</hi>). On February 2nd, about 5.30 p.m, I saw a disorderly crowd in St. Martin's-le-Grand, and went to see what was the matter—I saw the prosecutor holding O'Connor and Clark—they were struggling to get away—I caught hold of Clark, and another officer</p>
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<p>caught hold of O'Connor—the prosecutor paid, "Another man has walked away with my portmanteau"—the prisoners asked him where it was—of course he did not know, because the other man had gone away with it—I took them all to Snow Hill Station, where they were charged with being drunk and disorderly; they were all under the influence of drink, but the prosecutor was more excited than anything, and the inspector did not take the charge for being drunk against him, and he was taken out of the dock and allowed to prefer the charge of larceny against O'Connor and Clark—I took the prisoners to Bishopsgate Street, because we were led to believe that the robbery had taken place in Liverpool Street—on the way Clark tried to get away—he said, "You shall not b—well take me," and while crosssing the road a van came along and he tried to throw me under it by putting his legs through mine—both the prisoners were under the influence of drink, but not in a bad state of intoxication.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by O'Connor.</hi> You did not come down the road to me—there was plenty of light to see the crowd.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Clark.</hi> You said that the prosecutor was charging you with stealing his portmanteau.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000312-name-167" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000312-name-167" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-name-167" type="surname" value="SELBY"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-name-167" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER SELBY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective G</hi>). I know Pritchard—I saw him on March 5th, about 1.30 p.m., outside Clerkenwell Police-court—I told him I should arrest him on suspicion of being concerned with two other men in robbing a sailor of a bag on February 3rd—he said, "I have a good mind to
<hi rend="italic">ruck</hi>," which means he would get away if he could—with assist
<lb/>ance I took him to the station, next door to the Police-court.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Pritchard.</hi> When you said you would
<hi rend="italic">ruck</hi> you tried to get away.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000312-name-168" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000312-name-168" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-name-168" type="surname" value="LYON"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-name-168" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT LYON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Serjeant, City</hi>). Pritchard was at Bishops
<lb/>gate Police-station on the morning of the 6th—he was put among 14 men, and picked out by the prosecutor as being the man who went away with his bag on February 2nd, and he was then charged—he said, "I am innocent"—he gave his sister's address, where he stops at times—the 14 men among whom he was placed were civilians, costermongers, and people going to work, not people of a better appearance and dress.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Pritchard.</hi> I was not present when you were identified—I was told about it—the inspector who was present is not here.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000312-name-169" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000312-name-169" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-name-169" type="surname" value="CUTHBERT"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-name-169" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE CUTHBERT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, City</hi>). On February 2nd I assisted Gale to take Clark and O'Connor to the station—they went willingly to Snow Hill Station, but from there to Bishopsgate Clark was rough—Gale had a lot of trouble with him—passing Little Britain, he put his leg between Gain's, and tried to throw him under a passing van.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Clark.</hi> I had O'Connor—I do not know if a private constable twisted your left arm and threw you to your knees—a private constable started with us from Snow Hill—at Bartholomew's Hospital a uniform man came and assisted Gale.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoners Statements before the Magistrate: O'Connor says</hi>: "Would you mind settling the case here. I never had a chance in my life."
<hi rend="italic">Clark says</hi>: "I want my case settled here. If I have it settled here I will get an honest living when I come out of prison."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">O'Connor, in his defence, stated that he was looking for a job when the prose
<lb/>cutor, who was halloaing for the British, seized him, accused him of stealing his portmanteau, and assaulted Clark; and that he went to a constable to charge the prosecutor, when he was himself arrested. Clark in hit defence said that as they were coming through Aldersgate Street the prosecutor seized O'Connor, and then bit him (Clark) through the neck, and he took him to Gale, who charged them with being drunk and disorderly. Pritchard in his defence said the men with whom he was placed for the purpose of identification were not his own class or appearance.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">O'CONNOR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CLARK</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000312-224-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">PRITCHARD</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000312-224-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t19000312-224-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">There was another indictment against Clark for an assault upon the prose
<lb/>cutor after the robbery, and another indictment for assaulting the police
<lb/>man. O'Connor** then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony in June, 1898, and Clark** to a conviction of felony in May, 1895, in the name of Matthews. Nine other convictions were proved against O'Connor, who was released on December 9th, 1889, from his last sentence, and seven against Clark.</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">O'CONNOR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-224-19000312 t19000312-224-punishment-34"/>Three Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CLARK</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-224-19000312 t19000312-224-punishment-35"/>Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Saturday, March</hi> 17
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1900.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<lb/>bezzling 2s. 4d. and other sums of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19000312-225-offence-1 t19000312-name-171"/>Hayden, Urry & Co., Limited</persName>, his masters.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-225-19000312 t19000312-225-punishment-36"/>Three Months' Imprisonment in the Second division</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ROSE CLATWORTHY</hi> (43)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19000312-226-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing two bales and 200 table covers, the property of Lavington Brothers, Limited, to which </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARDS</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Clatworthy.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-174" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR PONSFORD</persName> </hi>. I am a packer employed by Macintosh & Co., who make waterproof sheets—on February 14th I packed five cases of brown sheets, 150 in each cane—this is one of them—the marks are obliterated—the material is used by the Volunteers in South Africa—I handed 750 eases of the tame sheets to Pickford & Co.—they were separated by brown sheets of paper—we had sent out a thousand, previously—the value of one case is £34 odd.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-175" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BEVAN</persName> </hi>. I am a carman to Pickford & Co.—on February 14th I collected five cases from Macintosh & Co., of Golden Lane, for delivery at the docks—I went through Queen Street—I stopped at a coffee-house on the way, and remained 20 minutes—nobody was in charge of the van—I missed one bile—the rope had been cut—I was not supposed to stop—I gave information at the Police-court.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-176" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BENTLEY</persName> </hi>. I am a warehouseman employed by George Bryant and others, leather merchants, of Spa Road, Bermondsey—on February 15th I received from the warehouse of W. R. Shaw, of Berwondsey, 42 pieces of leather—I packed them, and took them away—it was snowing and raining, and I stopped on the way at a public-house two or three minutes—the truck was gone—this is some of the leather—it is marked</p>
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<p>by my number—I gave information to the police directly I missed it—the value was £35.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-177" type="given" value="JAMES ALEXANDER"/>JAMES ALEXANDER WICHES</persName> </hi>. I am employed by Rylands & Sons, of Wood Street—on February 19th 210 of these table cloths wore consigned to us—we did not receive them—their value is between £40 and £50—there were 60 bales—I have identified 149 covers in the custody of the police.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-178" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT COOK</persName> </hi>. I am employed by Harman & Co.—on February 13th, in Glasgow, I packed two bales for Foster, Porter & Co., containing 54 pieces of flannel shirting this is one piece of the flannel—this is one of the wrappers—this was addressed to Paterson, Long & Co.—the marks are "129," "172," and "182" in a diamond—I produce pattern cuttings from two bales which fit the flannel—they are stamped—I recognise it—they are all our goods.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-179" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-179" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY PRICE</persName> </hi>. I am employed by Lavington & Co., Limited—on February 19th I collected from Irongate some goods in my single-horse van—I went into a coffee-shop in Market Street, and remained a quarter of an hour—I found the van had gone—six bales were on the van—this paper refers to two, and these other papers to the others—they are con
<lb/>signed to Porter & Co., Rylands & Co., and Peterson, Long & Co.—this wrapper was on one of the bales.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-180" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM DAVIS</persName> </hi>. I live at 187, Southgate Road, near Mildmay Park—Edwards and Clatworthy occupied three rooms there in the name of Mr. and Mrs. Steel, as man and wife, for about four months—I asked Clatworthy what her husband was—she said he was a dealer—I was there when the police came—I saw Clatworthy's dress hanging in the passage.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The man paid the rent—the woman took the rooms—they were generally at home—the man was in and out perpetually—that was one reason I was dissatisfied—people occupied the top of the house, but were hardly ever at home, and someone came from Saturday to Monday—a female slept on the top floor—I have no servant—I live quite alone—the dress was not hanging near the street door, but opposite the basement door the prisoners occupied the breakfast parlour in the base
<lb/>ment and the first floor—I occupy the parlours.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-181" type="given" value="ROBERT HENRY"/>ROBERT HENRY JONES</persName> </hi>. I live at 4, Prince Charles Street, Goswell Road—I have known the prisoners since September 25th—I let Edwards a stable at 140, Church Road, Essex Road, Islington, a little short of a quarter of a mile from 1āœ—87, Southgate Road—I knew them by the name of Steel—with one or two exceptions, the male prisoner paid the rent—when he happened to be out the female paid it—it was 12s. a week—once the male prisoner left me the key of the stable, as the water came through—when he first had it someone else had a horse there—none came latterly—the male prisoner met me outside the stable, and I said it was inconvenient, and I would call an Southgate Road, which I did for about two months.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-182" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BURCH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Serjeant</hi>). On February 24th I saw the prisoners come out of the gate of the stable attached to 140, Church Road—I followed them into a public house—when they came out, as they were about getting on a tram-cur, I stopped them—I told them I was a police</p>
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<lb/>sion; I should take them to the station—the female took a table cover from under her waterproof, and threw it in my face; the male struck me on the back of the head with his fist, and ran away—I got her to the station—he escaped—she was charged with unlawful possession—in reply she said, "I got it off the man I slept with last night"—she was taken before the magistrate on that charge, and my evidence was taken—my evidence was repeated on the indictable offence—I went with Inspector Forth to 140, Church Road on the same day—I found 148 table cloths in the stable, similar to this one, in about six to nine packages—I also found 149 waterproof sheets of the 150 in the bale that was stolen, 65 pieces of flannel, 40 pieces of leather, and other goods—I went to 187, Southgate Road the same day, and again on the 28th—Parsons showed me what he found.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-183" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD PARSONS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant, J</hi>). I went to 187, Southgate Road on February 24th and 28th—I found these pieces of flannel on the 28th in the pocket of a dress which was hanging in the passage of the basement—I have compared them with the bulk found by the constable—I find they correspond in pattern and fit the pieces—Edwards was apprehended on the 27th by Roberts.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-184" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK FORTH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector, J</hi>). I had known the female prisoner a short time before her arrest in the name of Steel—she was a widow.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have been told that Steel was her name.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000312-226-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARDS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at the Thames Police-court on November 20th, 1895—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CLATWORTHY</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">City</hi>). On February 23rd, about 1 a.m., I was on duty in Houndsditch—I saw Hammerson come out of Sidney Lane into Houndsditch, walk back into Sidney Lane and join Maskell about 15 to 20 yards from Sidney Lane—they remained together, then continued down Sidney Lane into Gravel Lane—they turned to the right, when I lost sight of them, opposite a tavern—in consequence of what I saw I followed them through Houndsditch and Little Duke Street, Aidgate—a quarter of an hour later I saw them in Little Duke Street—I took them to the Police-station, and charged them with frequent loitering, and unlawful possession—they said nothing.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City</hi>). Harding spoke to me, and I went along Leadenhall Street—I saw Hammerson standing at the corner of Billiter Street, looking towards me, five to eight minutes—when he saw me coming towards him he crossed to the right side of Leadenhall Street, where he remained—he was there joined by Maskell, who came from Billiter Street both walked along together—Hammerson buttoned up his coat, placing something under it—I followed them about 180 yards—I flashed ray light—a constable answered the signal—I called out, "Stop those two men"—he arrested them—when I got up to them I said to them, "What are you doing standing about the streets this time in the</p>
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<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi>—I said, "What do you do with this thing?"—he said, "I get a living by opening fish boxes in the market; I work for Mr. Donovan"—I asked for the Christian name—he said it did not matter—I said to both, "You will have to come back with me"—we took them to where they were first seen loitering—I examined several doors—I took them to Little Duke Street, where Harding identified them as the men he had seen—I took them to the Police-station, where they were charged.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-189" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD WALKER</persName> </hi> (900,
<hi rend="italic">City</hi>). I saw the sergeant's light in Leaden
<lb/>hall Street—I first saw two men coming hurriedly along the right-hand side of Leadenhall Street towards Cornhill—I heard the sergeant call out "Stop the men"—I stopped them till the sergeant came up—I heard what was said—in the right-hand pocket of Hammerson was this
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi>—I arrested Hammerson and took him on, with the sergeant, to Billiter Street—we examined the doors, and then took the prisoners to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoners' statements before the Magistrate: Maskell says</hi>: "I met this man accidentally, and he picked this thing up in my presence."
<hi rend="italic">Hammerson says;</hi> "I met this man and picked the thing up at the corner of Billiter Street."
<hi rend="italic">They repeated their statements on oath.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Hammerson then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at the Mansion House on October 14th, 1897, in the name of Robert Peak, and Maskell at this Court in January, 1894. Four other convictions were proved against</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MASKELL</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">who had been nine times convicted—
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19000312-228-offence-1 t19000312-name-192"/>Charles Niclas</persName>, and stealing from him a watch and chain.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WOODCOCK</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Whitman.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-193" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES NICLAS</persName> </hi>. I am a cellarman at the Charing Cross Hotel—on February 11th I left the hotel about 12.30, and proceeded towards home over Waterloo Bridge—I am a Swiss—I was met by 10 or 12 men on getting to the middle of the bridge—the prisoners started on me—it was 12.45—Whitman opened my overcoat and drew my watch, and threw it away—Scully struck me in the face, cut my lip, and knocked me to the ground—I called out—a little while afterwards a policeman came—the prisoners tried to run away—a policeman picked me up—I next saw the prisoners under the electric light, when they were brought back—I am sure they are the two men—the value of my watch was 14s.—I did not know them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Scully.</hi> I was before that at a coffee-stall with one young woman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>. The young woman was with me crossing the bridge—she went away before I was struck, before I crossed the bridge—I was on the ground two or three minutes only—I was surprised—I saw these men held a few yards away—after that I saw the</p>
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<p>10 or 12 men running away—I told the Magistrate that Whitman took my watch and struck me; that Scully struck me with his fist on the mouth and knocked me down—I am sure these prisoners are the men—one took my watch, and both struck me.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-194" type="given" value="BEN"/>BEN SHELFORD</persName> </hi> (331
<hi rend="italic">E</hi>). I was on duty at the Strand end of Waterloo Bridge, against Somerset House—I heard shouts of "Murder!" and "Police!"—I spoke to another officer, and went on the left-hand side of the bridge; the other constable went on the right—about half-way the prisoners rushed across the road, leaving the prosecutor—Scully threw something out of his hand, shouting to Whitman, "Here comes the f—g
<hi rend="italic">copper</hi>"—they were running—I said, "Don't run away; come on back, and let us see what is the matter"—I took them to where the prosecutor was standing with a constable—he said, "The tall one (
<hi rend="italic">Scully</hi>) struck me in the mouth, the short one took my watch"—I said, "It is a serious thing; mind you make no mistake"—he told me he had made no mistake—his mouth was bleeding—they were taken to the station—on the way a gentleman had picked up the watch, which was shown to the prosecutor, who said, "That is my watch"—Scully said, "I left the girl I was keeping company with in Stanhope Street, and met the other man who went over Waterloo Bridge. The constable caught hold of him, then me. The prosecutor said I was one man, and he was the other."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>. I did not see any roughs—I caught Whitman from behind—he works for his brother—he leaves work between 9 and 12 o'clock.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> When I first saw the prosecutor the prisoners were across the road, over the prosecutor, who was lying on the ground.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-195" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES READ</persName> </hi>. I live at 10, Avon House, Offord Road, Barnsbury—I am employed by the Gas Light and Coke Company—on the early morning of February 11th I was crossing over Waterloo Bridge, on the left-hand side—I saw half a dozen fellows coming towards Waterloo Station—as they passed me one called out, "Watch! watch! watch!"—Scully said, "Here comes the policeman," and they began running towards Waterloo Station—before they came up I saw someone strike the prose
<lb/>cutor who seemed to be looking in the gutter—I found this watch near where he was standing—I handed it to the constable.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for Scully.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-196" type="given" value="MAGGIE"/>MAGGIE DANIELS</persName> </hi>. I live at 42, Stanhope Street—I am a paper-folder—about 12.25 on Saturday night Whitman and the witness Shea called for Scully, and they left Stanhope Street and went towards the Strand—Scully said, "Come and have a cup of coffee"—the next I heard was that Scully was locked up.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-197" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD SHEA</persName> </hi>. I live at 9, Down's Place, Wardour Street—I know the prisoners—we had a cup of coffee at a coffee-stall—we went over Waterloo Bridge together—I heard a cry on the bridge between 50 and 60 yards off—Scully was about two yards in front—a constable came up to the prisoners, and asked the prosecutor whether they were the two—he said, "Yes"—I was with them all the time—Scully first saw me in Kendal Street—he said, "Come and have a cup of coffee"—Scully has worked in the flower market seven or eight years—I work there as well.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>. I am employed by Whitman's brother</p>
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<p>—we left work at 11.56—we went to the Catherine Street shop and shut up there, and from there to the coffee-stall, opposite Somerset House—Scully went to Kendal Street to get his washing—I did not see Whitman make a snatch; I was with him the whole time—when he was arrested I was going to Waterloo Station—I saw plenty of people the other side of the road—I went to the Police-station with Whitman—Scully was in front, going over the bridge—I saw no watch taken—I saw Maggie Daniels leave Scully—I had nothing to do with stealing the watch.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Scully's Defence;</hi> "I had nothing to do with the robbery."
<hi rend="italic">Whitman, in his defence, on oath, said that he had nothing to do with it, but was going home from his work.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Whitman received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ESSEX CASES</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Ridley.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ADAM GREEB</hi> (23)</persName> was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. AVORY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BLACKWELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-200" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM THAKE</persName> </hi>. I am a fishmonger, of 5, Stratford Street, Canning Town—about February 19th I sold a colt, but I never got the money for it—before I sold it I told the prisoner he could have it for £3—on the same night I was in the Victoria Dock Tavern, Victoria Dock Road—the prisoner was there, and the deceased—the prisoner said to me that he could have made some money over the colt—the deceased said, "Why don't you shut up about the colt? we will have a drink of beer together," and, of course,
<hi rend="italic">him</hi> and the prisoner had a bit of a
<hi rend="italic">row,</hi> and he
<hi rend="italic">let off</hi> at the prisoner and knocked him down—the prisoner got up and knocked the deceased down—then the prisoner went outside, and the deceased after him—the deceased came back about two minutes afterwards, and the prisoner about six or seven minutes afterwards—I was at the bar drinking, but I never saw anything happen; my back was to them—when the prisoner came back the second time I heard him say to the deceased, "What did you hit me for?"—I did not hear any more—I saw the deceased go out of the public-house—he was holding his groin like this—I did not hear him say anything.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was the deceased who interfered about the colt—I did not see any knife.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000312-name-201" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED ROBINSON</persName> </hi>. I am a general dealer, of 3, Emily Street, Canning Town—I was in the Victoria Dock Tavern between 8 and 8.30 on February 19th—the deceased and the prisoner were there—there was a conversation about a colt, and the prisoner was speaking about his rights, what he ought to have—he had got 7
<hi rend="italic">s.,</hi> and somebody else had got 9
<hi rend="italic">s.,</hi> and he wanted another shilling—the deceased hit the prisoner and knocked him down—the prisoner got up and knocked the deceased down, and then went out of the house, and came back about seven or eight minutes afterwards—the deceased was standing against the fireplace—the prisoner said to him, "What do you want to hit me for?" and went like that—I do not know if he had a knife or pistol—then the deceased</p>
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<p>walked out, and I took him to the hospital—I do not know if the prisoner stabbed him or shot him—I saw a blow directed at his stomach, and one at his neck—I do not know if he did it more than once—I was sober, and so were the prisoner and the deceased.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known the deceased and the prisoner 14 or 15 years.</p>
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