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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, June 25th, 1900, and following days,</p>
<p>Before the Right Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t19000625-name-1" type="given" value="ALFRED JAMES"/>ALFRED JAMES NEWTON</persName> </hi>, Bart., Alderman,
<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; the Hon. Sir
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<hi rend="smallCaps">EDWARD RIDLEY</hi> </persName>, one of the Justices of Her Majesty's High Court; Sir
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<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN VOCE MOORE</hi> </persName>, Knt.; Sir
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<hi rend="smallCaps">JOSEPH SAVORY</hi> </persName>, Bart.; Lieut.-Col. and Sir
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<hi rend="smallCaps">HORATIO DAVIES, K.C.M.G., M.P</hi> </persName>., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<hi rend="smallCaps">FORREST FULTON</hi> </persName>, Knt., Q.C., Recorder of the said City; Sir
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MARCUS SAMUEL</hi> </persName>, Knt.;
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<hi rend="smallCaps">WALTER VAUGHAN MORGAN</hi> </persName>, Esq.; and
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<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN CHARLES BELL</hi> </persName>, Esq., other Aldermen of the said City; and
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<hi rend="smallCaps">FREDERICK ALBERT BOSANQUET, Q.C</hi> </persName>., Common Serjeant of the said City; Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">W.H.C. MAHON</hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">J.D. LANDTON</hi>, Esq.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEWTON, MAYOR. NINTH 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, June</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1900.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Six Months in the Second Division.</hi> </rs> And</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19000625-name-24" type="given" value="THOMAS HENRY"/>THOMAS HENRY NORRIS</persName> </hi>. I am a stage carriage driver, of 98, Horton Street, Kensington—I have known the prisoner since last year—she came to us on April 10th on a visit—she brought some pawn-tickets—she stayed two days, and on the second day when she was going away she pulled the tickets out of her pocket, and as the dates were drawing to a close for the last year's interest, said, "As you have been a great friend to me you can have the tickets. I cannot afford to get them out myself. I would rather you had them than anybody else, so do as you like with them"—in consequence, I went with my wife to pay the interest on this ticket for jewellery—we went to Mr. Ayres, of Hammersmith that night, and I paid £1 8s. 3d. for the last year's interest; that was on the same day that the tickets were given to me—I received a new ticket dated April 10th—I saw the jewellery on the counter and left it there—it had been pawned for £6 10s.—I kept the ticket; it was numbered 151—some time after that my</p>
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<p>wife went to the pawnbroker with £2—the name on the original ticket was Eden; the prisoner told me that was the name of her first husband.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I was not going to purchase the tickets for £4—there were six or seven tickets altogether—I gave one of them for a wedding ring away to a friend, and the others I returned to you when you came to us again about April 10th.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000625-name-25" type="given" value="ROSE GLADYS"/>ROSE GLADYS NORRIS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of the last witness—I was pre
<lb/>sent when the prisoner brought the tickets—she threw them down on the table and said as we had been so good to her she would as soon we had them as anyone as she said she had no money to reclaim them with—we took one of the tickets to Mr. Ayres the same evening, and paid £1 8s. 3d. interest and got a new ticket—we gave the other tickets back to her, with the exception of one, which we had given to a friend—on May 12th I went to Mr. Ayres again to pay £2 in order to lower the amount of the tickets, so that the interest would not come to so much—Mr. Ayres told me something.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I gave you coal when you had no fire—you did not give me anything in return; what you gave me I paid you for—my hus
<lb/>band and I did not promise to pay you for the pawn-tickets—I did not ask you for them; you threw them on the table.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000625-name-26" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE OSBORNE</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Charles Ayres, pawnbroker, of 251 to 253, Hammersmith Road—I remember the prisoner coming to the shop—I remember Mr. and Mrs. Norris coming on April 10th; I showed them the jewellery to which the ticket 151 referred; Mr. Norris paid £1 8s. 3d. interest, and I gave him a new ticket—on May 10th the prisoner came—she had pawned other things with us—she told me she had lost her ticket which related to some watches which had been pawned for £6 10s.—Lillie Lloyd was with her—the prisoner asked me for a form of declaration; this is it (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—(
<hi rend="italic">This stated that the prisoner had not sold or given the ticket to any person, and that she did not know where it was</hi>)—on May 12th she returned with the form as it now is—on the same afternoon Mrs. Norris called, and wanted to pay £2 towards paying for the jewellery which we still had in our custody—I told her that Mrs. Eaton had made a declaration—I did not take her money.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000625-name-27" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN PAYNE</persName> </hi> (45
<hi rend="italic">T</hi>). I was present on May 10th, when the prisoner came to the West London Police-court to get a declaration to be signed by the Magistrate, John Rose Esq.—I stamped the declaration, and took it and the prisoner before the Magistrate—I asked her if she had sold, transferred, or given the ticket away; she said No—I asked her if the declaration was true, and she said it was.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000625-name-28" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE OSBORNE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). When the interest was paid on April 10th I destroyed the old ticket.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman, T</hi>). I served the summons on May 19th on the prisoner—she said, "There must be some mistake."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate</hi>: I sold him the ticket, and he promised to pay me, but he has not. He has also taken my other ticket and redeemed the ring, and he has not paid me. A fortnight or three weeks later I called on him, and he said he could not pay me, and when I found he had taken the ring out I went and got the declaration.</p>
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<p>to stop him getting the things out, to protect my own property until he paid me."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, in her defence, on oath, said that she gave Norris the tickets, and he promised to pay her £4 for them; that she took out the declaration, but did not know that it was so serious.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. </rs>
<hi rend="italic">She received a good character.—
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<interp inst="t19000625-387-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/>, Stealing three shirts, the property of the
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000625-387-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19000625-387-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RANDOLPH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BLACK</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000625-name-33" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD MURPHY</persName> </hi>. I live at Glengarry Lodge, Woodford Road, and am employed by Foster, Porter & Co., of Wood Street—I checked the contents of a case which was sent to us on May 12th—it should have contained 10 3/4 doz. white shirts, but it only contained 10 1/2 doz.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000625-name-34" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR REDFERN</persName> </hi>. I am in charge of the Aldersgate Street depot of the Great Central Railway Company, where Galletly was employed—the case No. 9, delivered to Foster, Porter & Co., was in transit on May 12th—I do not know where Galletly came from before he came to us.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It is a rule that the men employed at depots shall not take parcels of their own into the yards.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000625-name-35" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19000625-name-35" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK SMITH</persName> </hi>. I live at 7, Prospect Street, Bethnal Green, and am a van boy employed by the Great Central Railway Company—on May 12th I was van boy on Galletly's van—he got orders to go to Farringdon Road—we went there and got three cases—they were a bit broken—we drove with them to Edmunds Place in Aldersgate Street—Galletly jumped down and took the shirts out. of the boxes, and put them into the bait sack—then he got a piece of paper, and wrapped them up and covered them up with a sack—then we went on our rounds and delivered the cases at Foster Porter's—we finished our round about 2 o'clock, when we met Thompson, who is a carman for the Midland Railway Company—we all drove to Whitecross Street, where they both jumped down, and went into a public-house, where they remained about half an hour—they came out, and we drove round to Edmunds Place, where Galletly handed a parcel to Thompson, who saw two
<hi rend="italic">splits</hi>—a
<hi rend="italic">split</hi> is a detective—Thomp
<lb/>son jumped up into the van, and we drove to the yard—Thompson put the parcel into the van—the detectives came to the yard, and I showed them where the parcel was.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross examined.</hi> When the shirts were wrapped up you could not see what was inside the paper—I drove the van part of the way—I could not hear what conversation took place in the van.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000625-name-36" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED HUNT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi>). About 4.30 p.m. on April 12th I was in Aldersgate Street with Police-constable Marriott—I saw a van standing in the road, and the prisoner and Galletly were sitting on the
<hi rend="italic">dicky</hi>—Galletly handed him this parcel, wrapped up as it is now (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—Thompson took it and wished him good-bye, and walked about two yards when he saw us; then he returned to the van and handed Galletly the parcel, and said something to him—Galletly took it from him, threw it into the van, and Thompson got into the van, and they drove</p>
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<p>off hurriedly into Aldersgate Street and into the Great Central Company's yard—when we got there I saw Thompson coming out—I said to him, "Where is that parcel?"—he said, "What parcel?"—I said, "The parcel that carman gave you, and when you saw me you handed back to him?"—he said, "I do not know what you mean; I never saw the parcel"—I took him into the office of the Great Central Railway Company—I saw Galletly—he said he knew nothing about the parcel—Marriott then came in and produced this parcel—the prisoner made no reply to the charge—Thompson lives at 37, Camden Dwellings, King's Cross, and Galletly at the same place.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Thompson knew me and Marriott, and I knew him to be a highly respectable boy.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000625-name-37" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD MARRIOTT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi>). I was with Hunt on May 12th, and saw this van—we were both in plain clothes—I saw Galletly on the dicky of the van and Thompson standing on the footway—I saw Galletly hand him a parcel—Thompson saw us, and he gave the parcel back to Galletly, and they drove away—we ran after the van, and when I got to the yard I saw Thompson being detained by Hunt—Smith pointed out the place where the package was.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Thomson, in his defence, on oath, said that he did not know the parcel contained stolen property; that when he saw the detectives he asked Galletly if he had stolen the parcel, and he said he had, and he told him to drive away, or he would get into trouble; and that he said he did not know anything about the parcel because he did not want to get into trouble.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMPSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">received a good character.</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">NOT GUILTY</hi> </rs>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">GALLETLY</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Six Weeks in the Second Division.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, June</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1900.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARTRIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<p>ordered—I spoke to the potman; he produced a bad florin, and I went out and gave it to the police, and the prisoners were arrested.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner Watson.</hi> The woman asked me which was Harmer Street; I told her it was the second turning on the left, and she left me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The two prisoners talked to the woman, and they joined and went to the Whitmore's Head, where the woman waited out
<lb/>side, and when they came out they went back to her, and all then went to the Green Man; but the woman stopped on one side, and they were on the other, and they crossed to the Green Man.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000625-name-42" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES MCEWAN</persName> </hi>. I was potman and barman at the Green Man—but am not now—on May 16th the prisoners came in—Graham asked for a half of four ale, price one penny, and gave me this florin—I gave him the ale and the change, and put the florin on a shelf where there was other money, but no other florin—I saw Mr. Tepper directly afterwards, and examined the florin with him, and found it was bad—the prisoners had then gone—I afterwards saw them at the Police-station.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000625-name-43" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM JONES</persName> </hi> (48
<hi rend="italic">GR</hi>). On May 16th I followed the prisoners with Mr. Tepper—they went into the Whitmore's Head, and then into two other public-houses, and then spoke to a woman—they then crossed Hoxton Street, and went into a urinal, and the woman went towards Hoxton Street—they came out and went into the Green Man, and then Mr. Tepper went in—they came out, and then Mr. Tepper came out, and brought me this florin—I went up to them and told them they would be charged with uttering counterfeit coin—neither of them said anything about picking up a packet; they threw themselves on the ground, and struggled and tried to kick—I handed Graham over to another constable—he was charged with uttering counterfeit coin, but said nothing about picking it up—I found on him 1s. 6d. in silver and fivepence—Mr. Tepper pointed to a woman, and said he thought she was working with them—when they went to the King's Head she remained on the opposite side of the road—she was opposite the Green Man when they went in, and then she went on.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000625-name-44" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000625-name-44" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000625-name-44" type="surname" value="THOMPSON"/>
<interp inst="t19000625-name-44" type="given" value="OLIVER"/>OLIVER THOMPSON</persName> </hi> (324
<hi rend="italic">G</hi>). On May 16th I saw the prisoners in Hoxton Street alone—Mr. Tepper was with the constable; he had given me in
<lb/>formation—the prisoners went into the Admiral Keppel, and came out and went down the road, and joined the woman for a minute, and then left her and crossed the road to a urinal, and when they came out they went to the Green Man—I saw Tepper go in; he came out with a bad florin—I took Watson; he threw himself down, and on the way to the station he attempted to kick—I found a penny on him—when Mr. Tepper gave me information in the street he mentioned a woman, and I saw her.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Graham.</hi> She was on the other side—you were talk
<lb/>ing to her for about a minute.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000625-name-45" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000625-name-45" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19000625-name-45" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of coin to H.M. Mint—this florin is counterfeit; it is not a good imitation.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Graham's Statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "I was walking up South gate Road, and picked up a paper with two two shilling pieces in it; I gave one to Watson and kept one. I had no idea that they were bad. Watson said, 'I will have half a pint of ale with mine,' and he came out and said, 'Mine is a bad one'; I said, 'I will try mine'; I went into the Green</p>
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<p>Man, and they gave me the change, and never said it was bad. I came out, and the constable detained me."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000625-388-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19000625-388-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Several previous convictions were proved against each prisoner.—
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<interp inst="t19000625-388-punishment-7" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-388-19000625 t19000625-388-punishment-7"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t19000625-389-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARTRIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000625-name-47" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD WINGROVE</persName> </hi>. I am a greengrocer, of Gilbert Cottage, Heston—on May 18th I returned home from market in the middle of the day, and my wife gave me this coin (
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>)—she is at home nursing a child who is ill with scarlet fever—she made a statement to me—I saw the prisoner that day at her lodging, 4, Ivy Cottages, Heston—she knew me—I asked her if she brought a bad 2s. piece to my place—she asked me to let her look at it—I did so—she said, "That is it, but I did not know it was bad"—I told her I wanted another in the place of it; if not, I should inform the police—she said that she would bring it on Saturday evening, and did so on the Monday—I said, "If you take my advice, you will destroy it"—she said that she would take it back to the man who gave it to her.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000625-name-48" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19000625-name-48" type="given" value="MARGARET"/>MARGARET WRIGHT</persName> </hi>. I assist my father at the Rose and Crown, Heston—on May 21st, about 9.30 a.m., the prisoner came in for half a pint of beer, and gave me this florin; I gave her the change, and she left—I put it where there were no other florins—two more customers came in; they would not take the coin, and I gave it to my father.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000625-name-49" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000625-name-49" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000625-name-49" type="surname" value="WRIGHT"/>
<interp inst="t19000625-name-49" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WRIGHT</persName> </hi>. I keep the Rose and Crown—on May 21st my daughter made a communication to me—I knew where the prisoner lived, and went there, but could not find her—I handed the coin to the police.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000625-name-50" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000625-name-50" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000625-name-50" type="surname" value="HAZELL"/>
<interp inst="t19000625-name-50" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD HAZELL</persName> </hi> (151
<hi rend="italic">T</hi>). I am stationed at Norwood Green, Middlesex—on May 21st Mr. Wright handed me this florin—I searched for the prisoner, and met her in Haynes Road, Hounslow, about two miles from Heston—I asked her if her name was Agnes Whitbread; she said, "Yes"—I was in plain clothes—I told her I was a constable, and should take her for uttering counterfeit coin at the Rose and Crown, Heston—she said, "Not me!"—I said, "It was the one Mr. Wingrove gave you this morning"—she said, "I do not think I put that one down"—I took her to the station, and she was charged—she was with Edith Sutton, who said, "I know the man who gave her the coin"—she was remanded from Brentford for a week, and in the mean time I saw Sutton—she is here under the Home Secretary's order.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000625-name-51" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19000625-name-51" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH PERKINS</persName> </hi>. I am matron at the Police-station, Norwood Green I searched the prisoner and found two pennies—she made no statement how she got the coin.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<p>shilling piece, out of which she gave me something—I remember her going to Mr. Wingrove's on May 18th to buy something, and in the evening Mr. Wingrove came and talked to her, and said that the money was bad, and in the morning I gave her the shilling I had had—I was with her on Monday, May 21st—I do not know whether she had any two shilling piece in her possession on the 23rd.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>: I took it out of my purse, without the slightest idea that I was doing wrong—I have never been charged before—I was in such a flurry I did not know what I was doing.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19000625-391-offence-1 t19000625-name-58"/>Nelson Barry</persName>, and stealing four boxes of cigars; having both been convicted of felony, Stanton at this Court on May 8th, 1899, and Clark at Clerken-well on October 4th, 1898.
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19000625-392-offence-1 t19000625-name-60"/>Yorkshire Cycle Company, Limited</persName>.—</rs>
<hi rend="italic">Two Months' Hard Laobur.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, June</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1900.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Discharged on Recognizances.</hi> </rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t19000625-394-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>Guilty.</rs> He had been before convicted of a like offence.—
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<interp inst="t19000625-395-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/>, Stealing a cask of zinc, the property of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
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<p>Co., of York Works, Brewery Road—on the morning of April 18th Croot came with his horse—the van was in the yard—we loaded up the van with a cask of zinc for him to take to the Royal Albert Docks—the cask was marked "S. H. & Co.," in a diamond, and the words Melbourne Wharf, and numbered 1217—I gave him this book (
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I knew the zinc by the mark and by the gauge.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Read's</hi>) shop—I did not tell Read Croot's name—Read said, "I did buy some zinc of two men who came here and said they had had a good deal at a sale"—I then told him four casks had been stolen, one on April 18th and three on April 21st—he said, "I had the one cask two or three days before I had the three; I cannot say the date, or what I gave for it; I think about 10s. per cwt"—I asked him if he kept a ledger or account book; he replied "Yes"—we passed through the shop, and he pointed to some zinc which was standing by the back door, and said, "This is some of it; that is all I have got left"—we went into the back parlour, and he produced a ledger, and, after examining it for a few minutes, he said, "I do not think I could have entered it, or they must have brought a receipt"—I then called in Esquilant, who was in the roadway, and, on examining the zinc near the backdoor, he said, "That is some of the zinc that was stolen on the 21st."—I told Read he would be charged with receiving four casks of zinc,</p>
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<p>value £29 odd, about a month ago, and we should search his premises—Butters found some more in a shop in the back yard, and the prisoner said, "Yes, that is some more"—I should say there was about 2 cwt. in the shed—Butters then called his attention to some new zinc on the roof of another shed—he said, "Yes, that is some more of it"—I told him he would be conveyed to the Caledonian Road Police-station and charged—he made no reply—at the station he was confronted with Croot, who said, "Yes, that is the man who paid me £2 and £6, and said, "If the police find you out, don't say I had it"—Read replied, "It is a lie."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Read said he had bought ana sold zinc in the Cattle Market.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective, Y</hi>). I went with Powell to Read's shop on Sunday, April 20th—I corroborate his evidence—on the 21st I again went to Read's shop and made a further search—I found six coils of telephone wire in a shed in the rear—they have been identified by the National Telephone Co.—I found 13 van ropes—three of them are identified by the prosecutor—they are used for tying loads to vans.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There is a private mark on the ropes—there were some old teapots at the shop—I only saw one pewter pot—a marine store-dealer is required by law to keep a book in which the things he buys are entered—this book is the one which the prisoner calls his ledger (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—there is only one entry in it, of April 20th—he said, "I cannot have entered it; he must have brought it here with a receipt"—I did not hear him say that he had placed the receipt in the book.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">J.D. KENNEDY</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I identified three of the ropes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We buy a coil of rope and cut it up into certain lengths—we turn it up and down, and then paint it across with red paint—we use and lose a great number of ropes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000625-name-77" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19000625-name-77" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY WATSON</persName> </hi>. I live at St. James Road, Holloway—I know Croot—on April 21st I was out with him in his van—there were three packages of zinc and some other things—we went down to Read's shop, but drove past it—he left me and the van outside a public-house in the same street and he went back towards Read's shop, then he came back and drove right round the houses, and came back to the same public-house—I was in ✗she van all the time—he went to the shop again, then he came out again and told me to pull up at Read's shop—I helped him out with the three packages, and rolled them into the shop—the other goods were still in the van—we then drove away to Plaistow—I saw Read—I did not hear him say anything to Croot—Croot went right through the shop with Read, leaving me outside.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw a bill in Read's hand—I could not see what took place inside the shop—I do not know where the bill came from—it was a piece of paper.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000625-name-78" type="given" value="ABRAHAM"/>ABRAHAM CROOT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner</hi>). I am in the 4th Middlesex Militia. Regiment—on April 18th I was in the prosecutor's employment as a driver—I remember being sent on that day to the Royal Albert Docks with a cask of zinc—I took it to Read's shop and asked him if he wanted to buy it—I did not know him before—I took it to two other shops before I took it to him—he said, "Yes, I buy zinc"—he asked me for my name and address, which I wrote out on a piece of paper and gave him—</p>
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<p>I gave him "29, Maylor Street, Caledonian Road"—he asked me how much a cwt. I wanted for it—I asked him the price of zinc—he said, "10s. a cwt."—I said, "Very well"—he gave me £2 5s.—I knew there was 4 1/2 cwt., as it was on the shipping note—he did not ask me where I came from—on the 21st I went again with three casks, which I also plead guilty to stealing—my master's name was on the side of the van in small letters—I told Read I wanted 12s. a cwt.—he said, "I cannot give it to you"—I took the casks away, and brought them back again—he said, "I cannot give you more than 10s.," and I left them with him for that, and he gave me £6—he did not ask me in whose employment I was, and I did not tell him—I divided the money between James and Henry Watson—they are horsekeepers—they did not suggest to me that I should do this—Read did not give me a receipt or anything; all he did was to take my name and address out of the book and look at it again—he did not ask me where I obtained the stuff—he took the weight from the note.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">J.D. KENNEDY</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). The shipping note would be destroyed when it was brought back—it should have been left at the docks.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000625-name-79" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT CROOT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). When Read gave me the £6 he said, "If the police find you out, don't tell them I had it."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I made up my mind to rob my masters on April 18th—I had talked it over with Henry and James Watson the night before—I only went to Read's by chance—Watson and I and Read's man carried the zinc into the shop—Read did not come outside at all on the 18th—the van was a little way past the shop—I am sure I gave him no receipt for the money—I only gave him my name and address—Watson did not see me write it—he was outside with the van—Read put something else on the paper, and put it inside his book—he came outside with the piece of paper in his hand, and then went back into the shop—he did not come to the van—when I was arrested at Dover I had made up my mind to plead guilty—the police asked me where Read lived—I did not know they were going to arrest him—I thought they wanted his address to find the stuff—I did not know it was an offence to receive stolen property knowing it to be stolen—I thought Read was joking when he said, "Don't tell the police I had it"—the casks are fastened down with nails.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">J.D. KENNEDY</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). The firm have sent me in an account for £39—I think the market price for the stuff is 18s. or 19s. per cwt.—some of it is 21s. 6d. when it is perforated.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">F.A. ESQUILANT</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). The value of the zinc is from 27s. to 30s. per cwt., according to the market—it has not been less than 27s. during the last six months—the perforated is more.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I have never known the price as cheap as 10s.—the cheapest I have ever known it is 18s. per cwt.—the market price yesterday was about 27s.—the price appears in the public ledger, and on market days in the other newspapers.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Read, in his defence, on oath, said that he bought the zinc from Croot, who told him that he had bought it at a sale, cheap, that he did not know it was stolen, that he did not know where Croot came from, or to whom the van belonged, that he asked Croot if the zinc was his own and he said "Yes," and that the ropes he bought at the Cattle Market in March and paid 14s. for them.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Evidence for Reads Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000625-name-80" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000625-name-80" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000625-name-80" type="surname" value="THOMAS"/>
<interp inst="t19000625-name-80" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR THOMAS</persName> </hi>. I live at 22, Mandeville Street, Marylebone, and have been employed by Read for nine or ten months—I remember Croot coming on the first occasion—I was in the shop when he came in—he said he had got some zinc for sale, would Mr. Read buy it?—Read said, 'yes, of course, he would'—Croot asked him what price he would give him, Read said 10s. per cwt.—Croot wanted 12s., and went away—he came back with the zinc and I unloaded it—there was one barrel on that occasion—Croot went away after being paid—I did not see what amount was paid—I saw Croot hand him a piece of paper—I was there on the second occasion when he came with three barrels, and they were bought under the same conditions.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was on the second occasion that Croot asked for 12s. per cwt.—I never heard Read say, "If the police find you out, don't say I had it."</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. When I opened the first barrel I was not surprised to find that it was new metal—I did not know the market value—I did not see whose van it was outside.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000625-name-81" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL WHITE</persName> </hi>. I live at 39, Hatton Walk, Hatton Garden, and am employed by Mr. Read—I was in the Cattle Market in March, when he bought some rope—he paid between 13s. and 14s.—I took it to his house, one piece was sold.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000625-name-84" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HEFFORD</persName> </hi>. I am a brass-founder, of 1, Louisa Street, Kingsland Road—on May 20th, the night after the relief of Mafeking, I was in Nuthall Street—I had been drinking a bit—I was seized by three men, two behind and the prisoner in front of me—a young woman came along and screamed—the other men ran away—I caught hold of the prisoner and held him—I took him down towards Hoxton with a friend of mine who came up, who said, "Why, it is Bannister"—there was no policeman there, and the mob pushed me away—the young lady picked up £1 7s. 5d.—I knew the prisoner before—on June 14th I went to the Police Station and saw him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I wanted to lock you up instead of knocking you about, but I could not see a policeman—I should have killed you if the people had not taken me away.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000625-name-85" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS GRAY</persName> </hi>. I live at 19, Wilmer Gardens, Hoxton—on May 20th, at midnight, I was going across Hoxton Street—I saw the prosecutor, who is my friend, struggling with the prisoner, whom I knew—I am sure he is the man—my friend was knocking the prisoner about, and I pushed him away—the prosecutor said he had lost £3—on June 14th I went to the police-station, where I saw the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw only the prosecutor knocking you about.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000625-name-86" type="given" value="RACHEL"/>RACHEL WARD</persName> </hi>. I live at 1, Nuthall Street—on May 20th, about 1 a.m.;</p>
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<p>I was in Nuthall Street, going home from the relief of Mafeking—I saw three men pounce on the prosecutor, and as I got nearer he called out, "Help! pick my money up"—I picked up £1 7s. 5d., which I gave him next morning—I did not see the men's faces.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000625-name-87" type="given" value="ERNEST"/>ERNEST HOOK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi>) At 6.30 on June 10th I went to Hoxton Police-station—I saw the prisoner, and said, "I am a police officer; you will be charged with stealing on May 20th from the person of John Hefford the sum of £3"—he said, "All right"—the witnesses were sent for—the prisoner said, "They
<hi rend="italic">give</hi> me something that night"—there were no traces of violence on him when I arrested him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "I know nothing at all about it."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, in his defence, on oath, said that he did not know any
<lb/>thing about it, and that he was insensible afterwards from the effects of the prosecutor's assaulting him.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000625-396-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19000625-396-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi> †.—
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at Clerken
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SAMUEL DUNN</hi> (35)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000625-name-90" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000625-name-90" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19000625-name-90" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t19000625-name-90" type="given" value="BEATRICE"/>BEATRICE SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am single, and live at 532, South Park Road—on May 27th, about 11p.m., I was waiting for a 'bus opposite London Bridge Station—I had just taken a penny out of my purse to pay my 'bus fare—there was 34s. and a small photograph of myself in my purse—I put it back into my pocket, and felt a hand at my back, and I saw a man jump on to another 'bus—I ran after it, and stopped it, and had the man brought down—it was the prisoner—I said, "You have got my purse; will you give it me? Never mind the contents; I am only a working girl"—he said, "I am only a working man; will you take a sovereign?"—he had a white band on his hat—there was another fellow with him, and he offered me his card, which I would not accept.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> One of the men who helped me to stop the 'bus stayed with you, and heard you offer me £1—I did not say to the other man that if he would give me back my purse I would not say anything about it—he ran away—I could not stop him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I never got my purse—the prisoner was searched at the station, but it was not on him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000625-name-91" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="italic">Thames Policeman</hi>). On May 27th, about 11 p.m., I was on London Bridge in plain clothes—the prosecutrix turned to me and said, "My purse has gone; he has got it"—I saw the prisoner running away—I brought him back—he said, "Not me, sir; I am only a working man; I will give you a sovereign to square it"—the prosecutrix asked for her purse, and said that she did not mind the contents, and he offered her £1—I said I was a detective, and should take him into custody—I obtained assistance and took him to the station—in reply to the charge he said, "I am very sorry."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You attempted to run away from the prosecutrix—She said there was another man with you and I saw him, but could not</p>
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<p>catch him—you tried to get away from me before I told you I should take you into custody—the prosecutrix did not say she had lost £1; she said her purse contained £1 14s.—she said something about the other man at the station, but I do not know what, as I was sent out to see if I could identify the other man in the crowd—the other constable was present when you offered the prosecutrix £1.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000625-name-92" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY GARRETT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). On this evening I was on London Bridge—I saw the prisoner detained by Hazell, and heard the prosecu
<lb/>trix accuse him of stealing her purse in connection with another man—the prisoner denied it, and then offered her a sovereign to square it, which she refused—I assisted the other officer to take the prisoner to the station—I found £1 6s. 4d. on him in gold, silver and bronze—he gave the name of Samuel Dunn, and I made inquiries at the address he gave, but he was not known—next morning I asked him why he gave that name, and he then said his name was Morgan.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I found the address quite correct.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000625-397-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at Sand
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-398-19000625 t19000625-398-punishment-17"/>Nine Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> And</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MARY JOHNSON</hi> </persName>
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<lb/>perty of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19000625-399-offence-1 t19000625-name-95"/>Nathaniel Fortescue</persName>; also to stealing 12 yards of silk, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19000625-399-offence-1 t19000625-name-96"/>Sarah Burne</persName>; she having been convicted of felony on June 6th, 1899—.</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Nine Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, June</hi> 26
<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="t19000625-400-offence-1 t19000625-name-98"/>Mabel Palmer</persName>, a girl above 13 and under 16 years of age.—</rs>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19000625-401-offence-1 t19000625-name-100"/>James Thomas Lane</persName>, after a conviction of misdemeanour at this Court in May, 1899.</rs> (
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY JAMES HANCOCK</hi> (57)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19000625-402-offence-1 t19000625-name-102"/>Ann Griffiths</persName> during the lifetime of his wife.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PICKERSGILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19000625-name-103" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19000625-name-103" type="surname" value="EMBDEN"/>
<interp inst="t19000625-name-103" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE EMBDEN</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, of 43, Enmore Road, South Norwood—my maiden name was Alice Barrett—Sarah Barrett referred to in this paper (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) is my sister—I cannot identify her husband—I believe she lived with him about 12 years up to 1883.—I only saw her about once in five or six years—I saw her last August on a visit.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000625-name-104" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY PEARSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). In consequence of information I went to Lloyd's Bank, Fenchurch Street—building operations were going on—I saw the prisoner at the top of the building—I asked him if his name was Hancock—he said, "Yes,—I asked him to come downstairs, as I</p>
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<interp inst="t19000625-name-105" type="given" value="PAUL HARRY"/>PAUL HARRY WHITE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Police-sergeant</hi> 70). I took the charge against the prisoner—Sarah Hancock and Ann Griffiths were present—in reply to the charge the prisoner said, "I did not mean to do it; I went to Somerset House, and asked for the certificate of my wife's death, and they gave me this"—I drew his attention to the name "Jane Ann," and said, "You asked for a certificate of the death of Sarah, and they gave you this paper for Jane Ann"—he said, "yes"—I asked if he knew that woman, Hancock—he said, "Yes; that is my wife, Sarah."</p>
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<interp inst="t19000625-name-106" type="given" value="ANN"/>ANN GRIFFITHS</persName> </hi>. I live at 118, Hurbert Grove, Stockwell—I am a widow—on July 9th, 1898, I went through a marriage ceremony with the prisoner at St. Barnabas Church, Guildford Road, South Lambeth—he said he had come from South Africa in December, 1897—when I met him he had just finished a job at Sherfield Manor, Basingstoke—he said he was a widower—when he spoke about marriage I asked him to give me proof of his wife's death—he said, "How can I give you proof?"—I said, "Give me a certificate of her death"—a few days afterwards he brought me this paper, which I thought was a copy of the certificate—I read it, and was satisfied—I kept it.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000625-name-107" type="given" value="JOHN THOMAS"/>JOHN THOMAS COOMBER</persName> </hi>. I am head messenger at the General Registry Office, Somerset House—the paper produced is a form of application for search—it is partly in print—the writing is mine—I do not recollect it, but it is the usual practice to assist the applicant—the information is obtained from an index—I require the Christian name and the date of the death—the applicant must have given me some particulars, or else I should not have undertaken the search.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000625-name-108" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BARRETT</persName> </hi>. I am a shipwright, of Cliff Cottage, Swanscombe, Kent—I am Sarah Hancock's brother—I visited the prisoner in November, 1895—I told him his wife had met with an accident, and cut her arm, when she was with us at Northfleet—I left him my address—he lived with my sister 15 to 20 years—they had a large family—before the accident she had been living in service in Commercial Road, some years after she left her husband—this letter is the prisoner's writing—I received it by post—it is dated October 15th, 1897—the words, "I am sorry to hear about Sarah," refer to my sister—the prisoner had been corresponding with me, and I told him she had an accident—I have not seen him since the letter—he knew where to find me—after leaving Northfleet I lived at Stone,</p>
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<p>about three miles nearer London—I have lived in that neighbourhood all any life.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, in his defence, on oath, stated that he believed his wife was dead, and went to Somerset House, and paid 1s. for a paper he could not read, but with which everyone seemed satisfied.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19000625-402-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of bigamy in December, 1885, at this Court, in the name of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PASMORE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000625-name-111" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK HEARN</persName> </hi>. I have no home—on Monday, June 4th, about 10 p.m., I went to a barn for shelter with a lad named George Smith—we lay down and went to sleep—I was awakened by being beaten with a stick—I got up—the prisoner knocked me down by striking me across my eyes with a stick—he said, "I have got you now, and you have got to go through the mill"—I got to my feet again, and received another blow—I fell forward on my face—the prisoner held on to me and knocked me about a considerable time with his fist—afterwards I got over the gate, and made my way to the Police-station—Smith stopped in the barn with the prisoner—I know the prisoner—two others were with him—they hit me once or twice—I was in the workhouse infirmary till Saturday—the two other men had sticks—they kept Smith back from interfering—Smith waited till two constables apprehended the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000625-name-112" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer—I was with Hearn in the barn at Edgware on June 4th—we lay down and went to sleep—about 10.30 p.m. the prisoner, with two other men, came in—the prisoner called out, "Now then,
<hi rend="italic">Snubby</hi>, I have got you; you will have to go through the mill this time"—the prosecutor got up to defend himself, and was knocked down—I could not see whether a stick was used—the prisoner had this stick, and the prosecutor this stick (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—the two other men prevented my going to the prosecutor's assistance—this was the first time the prisoner's stick was used—I could see it was fresh cut—Hearn went to the Police-station—I was told if I attempted to move out of the barn they would settle me—I stopped there till about 1.30 a.m., when the police came and arrested the prisoner—he said, "Look what he and his
<hi rend="italic">pals</hi> gave me a month ago"—I accompanied them to the station.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000625-name-113" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT BUCK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant, 95 S</hi>). I was station sergeant at Edgware on January 5th—at 1.30 a.m. the prosecutor came to the station—he was covered with blood—his shirt was a complete mass, and there were wounds on his face and head—he fainted directly he got into the station, after telling me what had occurred—I sent for a doctor, and then went to the barn, when I saw Smith, the prisoner, and three other men—Smith appeared to be awake, the others asleep—I woke the prisoner up, and said to Smith, "What is up here?"—he said, "The accused has assaulted my mate; he has been Knocking my mate about"—I said, "What did the others do for him?"—the prisoner replied, "Oh! they did not touch him, only me. All he has got I gave</p>
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<p>him. Look what him and his
<hi rend="italic">pals</hi> gave me a month ago. I have now had my own back"—I took him to the station—on the way he said, "I heard when at Epsom he was asleep there, and I came over on purpose to give him what he has got"—when charged he said, "No, not with a stick, I
<hi rend="italic">done</hi> it with my hand"—these two sticks were between his legs as he was lying down—as he rose he brought them up in his hand, and I took possession of them.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000625-name-114" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK EARLE</persName> </hi>. I am Divisional Surgeon at Edgware—I was called to the Edgware Police-station on the early morning of June 5th—I examined the prosecutor—I found him suffering from a severe cut on the cheek, one on the top of his head, and a fractured rib—I dressed the wounds, and ordered his removal to the workhouse infirmary—the wounds would probably be caused by a stick, and the fractured rib by being kneeled on—the wound on the cheek was caused by this stick, the other would have caused more bruising—the rib was recently fractured.</p>
<hi rend="italic"> The Prisoner, in defence, said that seven weeks previously Hearn, a man Wright, and another man, beat him with sticks, and he said he would get his own back, and that he hit the prosecutor with his hand, but never with his stick.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19000625-403-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FISHER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000625-name-117" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE LANGHAM</persName> </hi>. I am a commission agent for fruit and flowers at Crown Court, Drury Lone—on Saturday, May 19th, I was coming along Russell Street, and turning into Crown Court about 3.44 p.m., just past the archway, I got a tap on my shoulder—I turned and saw the prisoner and another man—the prisoner said, "Give me some money"—I said, "I have no money to give"—he
<hi rend="italic">bashed</hi> me in the mouth, and knocked two of my teeth out with his fist—the other man hit me, but not so hard—the man I cannot recognise held my arm—the prisoner went down my pockets and took my money out—I had 35s. to 40s. in silver—some fell on the stones, and a little girl afterwards brought 3s. 6d. to my wife—I screamed "Police!" and "Murder!" and the men ran away—I went home, three doors off, washed my mouth, and then to the station, and reported to the police—I identified the prisoner after his arrest on the Wednesday.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> A man named Barrett was taken into custody and remanded for a week—I said I thought he was the man—I was coming from Covent Garden Market—I had been buying fruit and flowers—I had only been into one public-house that day, two or three times—it was a restaurant—the prisoner was on the right—he took my money—I was sober.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000625-name-118" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA COSTELLO</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of James Costello, of 24, Crown Court—on May 19th, about 3.40 p.m., I saw the prisoner strike Mr. Langham on his mouth with his fist as he was walking up the court with his hands behind him—there was another man with Beamish—they took hold of his arms and robbed him—I saw both of them put their hands into both his pockets—I saw money in their hands, and some drop on the ground—</p>
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<p>they pinned Mr. Langham's arms—he halloaed "Murder!" and "Police!"—I was at my bedroom window on the second floor—I can swear to Beamish—it was done right in front of me—I identified him at the Police-station immediately—the window is 18 ft. to 20 ft. from the ground—it was open, and I was leaning out—the other man was on the left, Beamish on the right—I think Barrett was the other man—4s. 6d. was picked up, 6d. in my area, by some children, and taken to Mrs. Langham.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I told the Magistrate I was sure of both men—the other man was discharged—he took the money out of the prosecutor's pocket and dropped some on the pavement—the prisoner was in front when he knocked Langham in the mouth—I said before the Magistrate I could not be positive whether both put their hands in his pocket, but I was positive Barrett did.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000625-name-119" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED BALL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective-Officer</hi>). On May 19th, about 6 p.m., I received information from Mr. Langham that he had been assaulted and robbed by two men, of whom he gave a description—he was sober—I made in
<lb/>quiries, and from information I received at 2 a.m. on 22nd, I went to 8, Clare Court—I saw the prisoner in the first floor front room—I told him I was a police officer, and that I was going to take him into custody for robbing Mr. George Langham of about 30s. on Saturday afternoon in Crown Court—he said "I can tell you it is all a mistake"—I took him to Bow Street, where he was detained—he was placed with a number of other men and identified by Mr. Langham and Mrs. Costello—he was then charged, and made no reply.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Three girls under 12 were brought to pick out Beamish—Mrs. Costello picked out Barrett—the prosecutor picked out another man before he picked out Barrett.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000625-404-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19000625-404-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at St. Mary's, Newington, on May 2nd, 1881. Three other convictions were proved against him.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-404-19000625 t19000625-404-punishment-22"/>Fifteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CORNELIUS TOOMEY</hi> </rs> (40)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19000625-name-121" type="given" value="JOHN"/>John Everitt</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BLACK</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">of a gross act of indecency.—</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, June</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1900.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Ridley.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. AVORY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. CHARLES</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MATHEWS, RANDOLPH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PERROTT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19000625-name-124" type="given" value="LORENA"/>LORENA CORENGIER</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Joseph Corengier, of 25, Margaret Street, Clerkenwell—the deceased was my sister, and at the time of her death was 19 years old—she had been a domestic servant, and at the time of her death was a housemaid at the Temple Bar Restaurant in the Strand—she lived there—our mother lives at 15, White Horse Alley, Clerkenwell—my brother, James Poole, occupies the room</p>
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<p>upstairs in the same house as myself—the prisoner has been keeping company with my sister for five or six years—he used to work at the Westminster Brewery, and he has been a barman at various public-houses in London—they were to be married on next August Bank Holiday—last Easter Monday, April 16th, my sister had a whole holiday, and they went to the Crystal Palace, I believe, after which she made a statement to me—on Sunday, May 13th, I was expecting her to come to dinner with me—she came about the middle of the day and had dinner, and spent the afternoon with me and my husband—I did not see the prisoner that day till about 5 o'clock, when he came to see my brother—he was in the house when I saw him—I did not see him come in; I called him down from my brother's room, and he came downstairs—my sister was still with me—it was in consequence of what she had said to me that I called the prisoner down—he came into our room; he shook hands with my husband and with my sister—he said to her, "Why is it that you have not seen me?"—he made no reply—we then all had tea—my sister and the prisoner talked together, and after tea he asked her if she intended to go out with him any more—she said, "We had best part"—he stood up and said, "I am done"—then my sister and the prisoner and my husband and myself went out together for a walk, in the direction of Mrs. Negus' house, in Milman Street, Bedford Row—as far as I know, nobody asked the prisoner to come with us—we all went to Mrs. Negus'; she was not quite ready to come out, and while she was getting ready we all four went into a public-house at the corner of Great James Street, Bedford Row—this was about 7.30 or 7.45—we all had something to drink; my sister had a small glass of stout, and the prisoner a glass of mild bitter—we were in the public house about 15 minutes—my sister and the prisoner were together during that time—I saw that they were talking; they seemed friendly—I could not hear what was said—they had walked together from my house to Mrs. Negus' behind my husband and myself—Mrs. Negus came into the public-house and had something to drink, and then we all five left the public-house and walked in the direction of Great Queen Street—me and my husband and Mrs. Negus walked in front, and the prisoner and my sister about eight or 10 yards behind—as we were walk
<lb/>ing along Great Queen Street I heard Mrs. Negus say something—I turned round and saw my sister on the ground, and the prisoner on top of her—I thought he was punching her—I had not heard any noise behind us up to that time—I and my husband and Mrs. Negus ran back to where they were, and I said to my sister, "What has Alfred done to you"—she could not answer—Mrs. Negus pulled the prisoner off her—I went up to him and said, "What have you done? You have killed my sister"—he said, "I know what I have done, and I don't care if I die for it"—my husband also went to my sister—it was not light enough to see where she was injured, but someone lit a match, and then I saw blood running from her throat—some people came up and assisted us, and she was taken to King's College Hospital, where she remained till May 22nd, when she died—I saw her from time to time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I believe the prisoner is 21 or 22—he and my sister were quite children when they began keeping company—he seemed very fond of her—I knew they were saving up their money to provide a little</p>
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<p>fund upon which to live—he made her presents from time to time; some rings and other things—there was an engagement ring—she was not wearing it at the time—I believe she had pledged it—she never told me she was a member of a clothes club at her situation—they did not meet after Easter Monday, as far as I know—I do not know that they met on April 18th or 19th—my sister had been at the situation in the Strand a fortnight before this happened—she had been in some other employment between April 30th and May 13th—I remember saying before the Magistrate on May 25th, "I went up to Highfield, who was standing by, held by Mrs. Negus, and asked him what he had done to my sister; he said, 'I know what I have done; that is all I heard.'"</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I did not see anything of the prisoner on Saturday, May 12th—my sister never told me that she had pledged her engage
<lb/>ment ring—my mother told me that she had heard so—at tea on Sunday the prisoner said to my sister, "You have not got my ring on," and she said, "I have got it."</p>
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<interp inst="t19000625-name-125" type="given" value="JAMES RICHARD ARTHUR"/>JAMES RICHARD ARTHUR POOLE</persName> </hi>. I live at 20, Margaret Street, Clerkenwell—the deceased was my sister—I have known the prisoner about three years—I knew that he was keeping company with my sister—the last time I saw them together before May 13th was before Easter—on Saturday, May 12th, the prisoner came to my house in the evening and asked me if I had seen Tiny—that is my brother-in-law, Mr. Corengier—I said "No, I have not seen him"; he did not say what he wanted to see him for—we went out and walked towards my mother's house—we went as far as the Red Lion public-house—we had a drink together, and I left him—I said to him, "If you like you can come round to-morrow and have a cup of tea"—he had been to my house before, but very rarely—my sister had been there occasionally—they have come there together—on this Saturday evening there was no reference to my sister that I recollect—next day, Sunday, the prisoner came about 5 p.m.—I live in the upper portion of the house, and my sister, Mrs. Corengier, in the lower portion—he came up to my room—I did not let him into the house—I knew my sister Edith was in the house—after he had been with me a short time someone called him, and he went down—I saw him again about six on the landing outside my sister's room—I said to him, "How are things; all right, I suppose?"—I knew he and my sister had had a grievance—he said, "No."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He had always seemed to be very fond of my sister—when I opened my door to him on the Saturday evening I said, "Hullo! how are you getting on?"—he said, "Rough"—I believed that to refer to his work—on the Sunday I knew Edith was downstairs, but I did not tell him so.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000625-name-126" type="given" value="ESTHER"/>ESTHER NEGUS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Charles Negus, of Millman Street, Theobald's Road—I knew both the prisoner and the deceased—I have seen them out walking together—on Sunday, May 13th, the deceased came with Mrs. Corengier and her husband to go for a walk—I am not another sister—I met them afterwards in public-house, and we all went for a walk—I and Mrs. Corengier and her husband went in front and the prisoner and Edith behind—I had seen them in the public-house talking together—when we were walking I did not hear any</p>
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<p>conversation—they were arm in arm—we went along Great Queen Street, and when we were near the Freemasons' Tavern I looked round and saw Edith on the ground, with the prisoner on the top of her—I had not heard any noise before—I thought he was punching her—I did not see his arm moving—I ran back and pulled him off, and kept hold of him till a constable came—as I pulled him off I saw him throw a knife away, as I thought—I said, "You have killed poor Edie"—he said, "I know what I have done"—I said, "What have you done it for?"—he said, "She has blighted my life, and I have blighted hers"—I followed the prisoner and the constable to the hospital—he was taken there before he was taken to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There was a good deal of confusion after this hap
<lb/>pened—what the prisoner said was said before the people came up—I noticed that his hands were bleeding—there was some blood on my clothes, off his hands—I had known the young couple about nine or ten months—they seemed very happy together.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000625-name-127" type="given" value="ROBERT WILLIAM"/>ROBERT WILLIAM ATTO</persName> </hi>. I live at Fitzroy Court, Tottenham Court Road, and am a cab-driver—on Sunday, May 13th, I was walking in Great Queen Street with my wife about 8.30 p.m.—when we were about opposite the Freemasons' Tavern I heard screaming from the opposite side of the road—I saw a young man pushing another away, and I crossed the road, and found that the prisoner was the man who was being pushed away—the girl was lying partly on the pavement and partly in the road—I heard Mrs. Negus say to the prisoner, "You have killed my sister"—he said, "I cannot help it, if I die for it"—I then saw that the young woman's throat was cut—a constable arrived, and I said to him, "Take him, that is the man who
<hi rend="italic">done</hi> it"—after the constable had taken him away, I searched in the road for the knife—I found this razor (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) close to the kerb on the north side of the road, which was the opposite side to where the young woman was lying—it was half open; I closed it and put it into my pocket—I afterwards took it to Bow Street Police-station, and gave it to an inspector—I saw some stains on it, as it is now—they looked like blood-stains.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am nearly certain that it was Mrs. Negus who said, "You have killed my sister."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I am certain of the words, at any rate.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000625-name-128" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY CHURCH</persName> </hi>. I live at Old worthy Square, Gray's Inn, and am a warehouseman—on Sunday, May 13th, I was in Great Queen Street about 8.30—I heard screaming, and saw a young woman on the ground, with a wound in her throat—I saw the prisoner being held by a young woman, and an old gentleman—somebody called him a scoundrel—he said, "You don't know what she has done to me," or "for me," I do not know which it was.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000625-name-129" type="given" value="FREDERICK JAMES"/>FREDERICK JAMES STRINGER</persName> </hi> (205
<hi rend="italic">E</hi>). On May 13th, about 8.45, I was called to Great Queen Street, to the Freemasons' Tavern, where I found the prisoner being held by somebody—Atto pointed him out to me, and said, "That is the man that has done it"—I took the prisoner into custody—he said, "I did it, and I don't disown it"—I took him first to King's College Hospital, to see the condition of the young woman, and then to Bow Street Police-station, and handed him over to the inspector</p>
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<p>in charge—he did not say anything on the way—I searched him, and found this razor case (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—it holds the razor which is produced—I found five or six letters and a photograph—this letter from the prisoner to the girl I found on him—the envelope is addressed, "To Edith, from Alf."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Inspector, E</hi>). The prisoner was brought to me at Bow Street Police-station on the night of May 13th—in consequence of what the last witness told me I went to King's College Hospital and saw the deceased—I returned to the Police-station and said to the prisoner, "I have seen Edith Poole, detained in King's College Hospital, suffering from wounds in her throat"—I cautioned him and then said, "I propose to charge you with attempting to murder her; do you understand?"—he replied, "Yes"—he was charged—the charge was formally read over to him—he made no reply—this razor was brought to me at the station about then by Atto—about an hour afterwards I saw the prisoner in the cells at the station—he said, "Three weeks ago I lost my situation at the Westminster brewery Company over that girl; she aggravated me to-night, and in a fit of madness I did what I did"—I simply went to see him to see if he would like his friends acquainted with his position.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He was in a dazed condition—he had two cuts on one finger and one on another, or on his thumb—a doctor was called in to dress them—I made a note of what the prisoner said.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> When I say he seemed dazed I mean he seemed flab
<lb/>bergasted with the result of something—the wounds on his fingers were incised wounds.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000625-name-131" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER CRABB</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon at 4, High Street, Bloomsbury—I was called to Bow Street Police-station on May 13th about 10.30—I examined the prisoner's hands and found them covered with blood—on washing the blood away I found two incised wounds on the right thumb, and one on the left index finger—they were not deep, only superficial—the wounds on the right thumb might have been caused by grasping the bottom part of the blade of the razor—they were U shaped.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000625-name-132" type="given" value="GEORGE AUGUSTUS"/>GEORGE AUGUSTUS ROBERTS</persName> </hi>. I am House Surgeon at King's College Hospital—the deceased was brought there at 8.55 p.m. on May 13th, suffering from wounds in her throat—she was then almost pulseless—she lived till 12 p.m. on May 22nd—I attended her all the time—I made a
<hi rend="italic">post-mortem</hi> examination and found three wounds in the neck; one on the left side, starting from the middle line behind the ear, running down
<lb/>wards and forwards, about 4 in. long, and from 1 in. to 1½ in. deep nearly all the way—it was not quite so deep at the two extremities—there was one across the front of the neck, dividing the larynx from the upper part of the windpipe; that was right across the front of the throat and 3 in. long; another wound on the right side of the neck, starting about 1 in. from the middle line behind the ear, running down
<lb/>wards and forwards, but was only skin-deep—those wounds led to septic pneumonia in the lungs, of which she died—the wounds were the cause of her death—they might all have been caused by this razor—the wounds on the left side and the one on the front of the neck would require a good deal of force to inflict—she had some wounds on her hands, as if she had</p>
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<p>put them up to protect herself—they were healed up at the
<hi rend="italic">post-mortem</hi> examination, but we tied them up on the morning following her admission—they were nothing serious.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I cannot say whether the fingers of both hands were tied up or not—it would have been possible to have taken a deposition from the deceased—my reason for not allowing it to be taken was because there was a chance of recovery for her, and if the deposition had been taken it would have militated against that recovery—the septic pneumonia was in consequence of the blood from the wounds having flowed down the windpipe, it being severed.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000625-name-133" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH POOLE</persName> </hi>. I am the mother of the deceased—she lived with me up to last Easter—she left on the Saturday following Easter Monday, when she went to the Temple Bar Restaurant—before that she had been employed at Edwards and Skinner's, on Holborn Viaduct—she had been there just on five years—she had been keeping company with the prisoner five or six years—I heard that they were supposed to be married on the coming Bank Holiday—up to Easter Monday they were apparently on good terms—I knew she was in the habit of writing to him, and he to her—on Easter Monday I did not see the prisoner all day, because I was at work in the morning, and they went out—he was supposed to call for her—she came home about 12 p.m.—on Easter Tuesday the prisoner came to my place to ask for Edie—I noticed his face was scratched—I said, "Oh, Alf, whatever is the matter with your face?"—he smiled, and said, "I have been in a bit of a bother at the brewery, and one of the chaps has scratched my face"—I said, "What a funny thing for him to scratch your face!"—nothing more was said—my daughter was not at home when he called—when he heard that she was out I think he said he would call back—I told my daughter that he had been—I cannot remember whether he ever came to the house again after that—if he did, it must have been when I was out, as I never saw him—I do not think I ever saw my daughter and the prisoner together after the Easter Monday—I know his handwriting, and also my daughter's—I took the dress my daughter had been wearing on this Sunday night from the hospital, and I took a letter and a handkerchief from the pocket—I think this is the letter (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—I gave it to Inspector Cutbush—I afterwards went to the Temple Bar Restaurant, and brought away her boxes—at the request of the police, I looked in them for any letters—I found these three letters (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—this one is in my daughter's writing, and the other two in the prisoner's—they wrote to each other pretty often—they paid money into a bank—my daughter kept the bankbook—I do not know where it is—I could find it perhaps.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My daughter had been in her new situation a fort
<lb/>night before this happened—I believe their banking account was in the Post Office Savings Bank—the money was drawn out, I do not know when or by whom—my daughter was a member of a clothes club in her other situation, to which she would have to subscribe—I cannot say whether the prisoner helped her at all in her subscriptions—there were things bought for a home which was to come into existence on August Bank holiday.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I think my daughter drew the money out of the bank, and I think they spent it at Easter.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000625-name-134" type="given" value="LORENA"/>LORENA CORENGIER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I frequently saw the letters which passed between the prisoner and my sister—she used to show them to me—these five letters are in my sister's writing, and this one in the prisoner's (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—these two letters, which were found in my sister's box, are in the prisoner's writing—this pencil writing, I should say, is the prisoner's writing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This photo is of my sister.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> This letter was found in the deceased's trunk, and is from the prisoner—(
<hi rend="italic">Read, postmark, April 19th: Asking the deceased to meet him and forgive him for what had occurred, as he was sure that if he had been as sober as he is now he would not have said what he did, as nothing wrong had ever entered his head before.</hi>)—This letter from the prisoner was written in May—(
<hi rend="italic">Asking the deceased to write to him and tell him if she really wanted to part from him, stating that he had got a job at the stores in Victoria Street, that he had been going to start at a public-house, but that he had got a very bad character from the brewery.</hi>)—this letter is written by the deceased to the prisoner, but I do not know if it was sent—the other letter was found in the deceased pocket, it is to the prisoner; and is dated May 4th, 1900, and is written from the Excelsior, Charing Cross Road: "I have heard from Mr. Lee and your character is very bad; unless you can explain that, it is no good your coming here on Saturday.—Yours,
<hi rend="smallCaps">R. EADE"</hi>—written on the back in the prisoner's writing is: "Dear Edie,—I have not received a letter from you; will you write, I am out of work through my character, but it is not for long, for I do try.—Yours,
<hi rend="smallCaps">ALF"</hi>—this is another letter from the prisoner to deceased—(
<hi rend="italic">Stating that this would probably be his last, as he was a broken-hearted man, that after he was gone she would know the truth of his words, that he wanted to say good-bye, as he could not last out much longer, and that it would be good-bye for ever.</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19000625-name-135" type="given" value="HERBERT"/>HERBERT LEE</persName> </hi>. I am the brewer and manager of the Westminster brewery—the prisoner was employed there for some time as a labourer—at Easter he wrote me a letter resigning his post, and subsequently a Mr. Eade called one day when I was out, with regard to the prisoner's cha
<lb/>racter—he left a note saying he would call again, but he sent a telegram enclosing a prepaid reply—the telegram to me was "Is Highfield's character satisfactory?"—I replied, "Highfield is honest and can work"—I intended that to be a good reference, but, by a mistake of the telegraph clerk, "honest" was transferred into "lowest"—I suppose it read, "High
<lb/>field lowest, but can work," but I have not seen the telegram—I can mostcertainly give the prisoner a good character; his father has been in our employment 25 or 26 years; his people are of great respectability.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner said his reason for leaving was that he could not agree with his foreman—I subsequently gave him another cha
<lb/>racter to another public-house—I wished to help him—I think I wrote that character on May 12th—it arrived after this affair—I am not sure if it was sent on May 12th—I sent it to the proprietor of the Corner Pin public-house, Strutton Ground, Westminster.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000625-name-136" type="surname" value="POOLE"/>
<interp inst="t19000625-name-136" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH POOLE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). We cannot find any other bank</p>
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<p>book except this one (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—I think my daughter had another, but I will not be quite sure.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I think she had a Post-Office Savings Bank book, but I cannot find it.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Strongly recommended to mercy by the Jury on account of the excited state of his mind, the loss of his work, his previous good character, and his youth.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">PERCY ACKWORTH</hi> (24)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19000625-407-offence-1 t19000625-name-138"/>Joseph Ship</persName>. He was also charged on the Coroner's Inquisition with the like offence.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAWLESS</hi>,
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>,
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GRAND JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">having thrown out the bill, and the prisoner not being present, being under a certificate of lunacy, he should offer no evidence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, June</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1900.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">He received a good character.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-409-19000625 t19000625-409-punishment-25"/>Six Months in the second division</rs> </hi>—and</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It is not gold; it is of very little value.</p>
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<lb/>ing still—as I took him to the station he shuffled and dropped this bracelet from his right side on the pavement—I looked round to see what it was, and he began to struggle violently—I blew my whistle, Cribb came, and we took him to the station—I sent Cribb to the spot, and he brought the bracelet back—the prisoner said, "Surely you are not going to put that on to me"—he said that he bought it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was under the impression that it was a really valuable gold bangle—I took him for stealing a bicycle, and he pleaded guilty last Session, and was sentenced to nine months'.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">N</hi>). I was called to Eldridge's assistance, and found the prisoner struggling on the ground—I helped to take him to the Station, and went back with a lamp to the place where the struggle was, and found this bangle—I took it to the station, and the prisoner said, "Surely you are not going to put that on to me."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant</hi>). I am in charge of this case—on June 21st, after the prisoner had been sentenced for the bicycle, he said, "I did drop the bracelet."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> At the time I made the report to the Commissioners I did not know that the bracelet was of no intrinsic value—he was brought up by the order of the Home Secretary.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his statement before the Magistrate, said that he found the bracelet in a railway carriage, and that it dropped from his pocket when he was arrested for stealing the bicycle.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STUART</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was struggling with him for about a minute and a half—I had a gold watch in my pocket on that side, and a gold brooch (a</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I was dazed after the struggle—I did not measure the distance, but I have been with the Volunteers 33 years and I know something about it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">F</hi>). On June 16th, about 5 o'clock, I was called by the prosecutor, who complained that he had been assaulted by a man in an urinal, and pointed out the prisoner, who was 50 yards off, walking away—I went after him and asked him what he had been doing to the old gentleman—he said, "We were larking; I was pushed against him and he fell down"—the prosecutor gave me this chain.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He said that he picked it up on the floor of the urinal—the prisoner was with two other persons, and he stopped at once and said, "I am a respectable tradesman; we were larking about; I was pushed into the urinal and knocked against the old man"—the prosecutor contradicted that and said that he knocked him down—the prisoner went quietly to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, on oath stated that as the urinal was full he waited till one man came out and then went in, and as he came out he was pushed against the prosecutor and pushed him down; that he picked him up and went to the Brewery Tap, where his brother was, and was charged a quarter of an hour afterwards, and said, "I admit pushing the old gentleman down; they shoved me against him and I pushed him over and picked him up"; and that he had made a mistake, as he was a respectable tradesman, but did not say that they had got the wrong man.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective H.</hi>) On May 31st I went to Driscoll's house and saw him in bed—I told him the charge; he said "I know nothing about the bracelets," and while dressing himself he said, "As somebody must have put us away, I may as well tell you the truth, I had the bracelet I found it; it was not much use, and I threw it away; Marshall and Sharland stopped the girl from running after me, I took the bracelet because I was hungry"—I saw Sharland in bed—he said, "I did not touch her; you cannot charge me with assault; Driscoll and Marshall got the bracelet, and I only went with them to try and sell it"—Shor
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<hi rend="italic">II</hi>). I went about 5.30 to where this robbery took place, and found the prosecutor there, and saw Marshall running away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoners' statements before the Magistrate: Marshall says: "I never stopped the girl." Driscoll says:</hi> "I never stopped her; I merely took the bracelet."
<hi rend="italic">Sharland says:</hi> "It is an untruth about my touching the girl."</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I had the money in both my side pockets; it was in silver—I took out my money at the station and counted it, and said that I had lost nothing; but that was a mistake.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000625-name-172" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK DICKENSON</persName> </hi> (254
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). On June 21st I was in Whitechapel, and heard Suche shout "Police!"—I went in the direction, and saw him on his back on the pavement, surrounded by the prisoner and three other men—they ran away—I gave chase, and caught the prisoner, and held him by his throat—he struck me on my mouth and knocked me down—we struggled on the ground for about 10 minutes—assistance came, and it took five constables to take him to the station—I searched him, and found on him 3s. in silver and 5d. in pence.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You had not an umbrella in one hand and a parcel in the other—you were charged with assault with intent to rob, and made no reply—after the charge was taken you were very violent, and we had to cut your boot-laces and get your boots off.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, in his defence, on oath, said that the constable seized him by his neck, and he was obliged to strike him to get away, and that another constable struck him a violent blow on his chest; that the prosecutor said at first that he had lost nothing, but next morning said that he had lost 2s., and that he did not see the prosecutor at all, and he went quietly to the station.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19000625-417-offence-1 t19000625-name-174"/>Ada Andrews</persName>, aged 14 years and 3 months.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19000625-417-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="italic">Thursday, June</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1900.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr Justice Ridley.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I understand that the prisoner and his wife had had a few words, and she left him two days before this occurrence—she came back on the same day that he was admitted to the hospital.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Inspector, J</hi>). I charged the prisoner on June 7th—in reply to the charge at the station he said, "I knew nothing about it until after it was done"—he was brought from the hospital to the station, where I received him into custody.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000625-name-180" type="given" value="PIXON"/>PIXON GROVES</persName> </hi>. I am House Surgeon at the London Hospital—about 6 a.m. on May 27th the prisoner and the boy were brought there—the boy had a slight skin wound across his throat, about 3 in. long, caused by a sharp instrument; he was only detained while it was stitched up—the prisoner was suffering from a serious wound—he was detained till June 7th.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner produced a written defence, stating that he had had a great deal of trouble, and to forget it he took to drink, and that finally his wife left him; that he was at a loss to understand how he had come to injure his boy, as he was the one he took to most, and that he could not remember anything about it.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of unlawfully wounding.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.—
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<hi rend="italic">Discharged on his own Recognizances.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARBURTON</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to threatening to accuse
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<hi rend="italic">He received a good character.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, June</hi> 28
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<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19000625-423-offence-1 t19000625-name-191"/>Henry Pearson</persName>, and other sums from other persons, with intent to defraud.
<hi rend="italic">Other Counts:</hi> For obtaining the said sums by false pretences.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t19000625-name-192" type="given" value="CHARLES MATHEWS,"/>MR. CHARLES MATHEWS, MR. STEPHENSON</persName> </hi>,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">During the progress of the case the Prisoners stated that they would with
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of conspiracy. </hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">Caxton had been convicted of a similar offence in the name of King on August 17th, 1897; Brooks had been convicted of selling obscene publications; and Caxton's books showed a profit of £2,019 from 1899 to May, 1900, on guessing competitions alone.</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CAXTON</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BROOKS</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Friday, June</hi> 29
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1900.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Ridley.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19000625-425-offence-1 t19000625-name-197"/>Elizabeth Gurney</persName> two postal orders for 2s. 6d. each, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LEYCESTER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">and the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, June</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 28
<hi rend="italic">th, and</hi> 29
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1900;
<hi rend="italic">and</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Saturday, June</hi> 30
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1900.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM JOHNSON</hi> (21)</persName>, was
<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted
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<hi rend="italic">See page</hi> 526) for unlawfully assaulting
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<hi rend="italic">Second Count:</hi> Assaulting him in the execution of his duty.
<hi rend="italic">Third Count:</hi> Assaulting him and occasioning him actual bodily harm.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BEARD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAWLESS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I held the prisoner till we got to the station—the constable was there, but I had to give assistance—I hit him on his face—I tried to hit hard.</p>
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