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<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</p>
<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>NEWTON, MAYOR.</p>
<p>ELEVENTH SESSION, HELD SEPTEMBER 11TH, 1900.</p>
<p>MINUTES OF EVIDENCE,</p>
<p>TAKEN IN SHORT-HAND BY</p>
<p>JAMES DROVER BARNETT</p>
<p>AND</p>
<p>ALEXANDER BUCKLER,</p>
<p>Short-hand writers to the Court,</p>
<p>ROLLS CHAMBERS, No. 89, CHANCERY LANE.</p>
<p>THE POINTS OF LAW AND PRACTICE</p>
<p>REVISED AND EDITED BY</p>
<p>EDWARD T. E. BESLEY, ESQ., Q.C.,</p>
<p>OF THE MIDDLE TEMPLE, BABRISTSR-AT-LAW.</p>
<p>LONDON:</p>
<p>STEVENS AND SONS, LIMITED, 119, CHANCERY LANE,</p>
<p>Law Booksellers and Publishers.</p>
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<p>THE</p>
<p>WHOLE PROCEEDINGS</p>
<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>OYER AND TERMINER AND GAOL DELIVERY.</p>
<p>FOR</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>AND GAOL DELIVERY FOR THE</p>
<p>COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX AND THE PARTS OF THE COUNTIES OF ESSEX, KENT, AND SURREY WITHIN THE JURISDICTION</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT,</p>
<p>Held on Tuesday, September 11th, 1900, and following days.</p>
<p>Before the Right Hon. Sir
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<hi rend="smallCaps">JOSEPH RENALS</hi> </persName>, Bart.; and Lieut.-Col. Sir
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<hi rend="smallCaps">HARATIO DAVIES</hi> </persName>, K.C.M.G., M.P., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
<p>W. H. C.
<hi rend="smallCaps">MAHON</hi>, Esq.</p>
<p>J. D.
<hi rend="smallCaps">LANGTON</hi>, Esq.</p>
<p>
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<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</p>
<p>NEWTON, MAYOR.</p>
<p>ELEVENTH SESSION,</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—a†</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>
<p>LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES.</p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, September</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1900.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19000911-523-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/> to stealing, while employed under the Post Office, a letter containing two postal orders for 5s. and 2s. 6d., the property of the
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<interp inst="t19000911-name-29" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>Postmaster
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>525.
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<interp inst="t19000911-525-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-525-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/> to stealing, while employed under the Post Office, four post packets contain
<lb/>ing a set of teeth, value £3, the property of the
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<interp inst="t19000911-name-33" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19000911-525-offence-1 t19000911-name-33"/>Postmaster-General</persName>.—</rs>
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<p>(526)
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HORACE NOEL</hi> </persName>
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<interp inst="t19000911-526-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-526-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/> (28) to forging the endorsements on orders for the payment of £52, £51, £1215s., £12 10s., and £50, with intent to defraud. </rs>
<hi rend="italic">He received a good character.—
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<interp inst="t19000911-526-punishment-10" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-526-punishment-10" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-526-19000911 t19000911-526-punishment-10"/>Eight months' in the second division</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, September</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1900.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<p>527.
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<interp inst="t19000911-527-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Feloniously uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000911-name-36" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19000911-name-36" type="given" value="ROSINA"/>ROSINA SHAW</persName> </hi>. I keep the Ship public-house, Bethnal Green—on August 25th, about 2 p.m., the prisoner came in for a half-quartern of gin, price 2 1/2 d.—he gave me a florin—I asked him if he knew it was bad—he said, "No; how do you know it is bad?"—I said, "I can tell by the weight and by the look of it"—he took it up, and game me a half-crown, and said, "Take it out of that"—I gave him the change—Tyson came in, and I gave him in custody.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19000911-name-37" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH BRODRICK</persName> </hi>. My husband keeps the John Bull—on August 25th, about 1.30 p.m., I served the prisoner with a glass of ale—he gave me a florin—I sounded it on the counter, and gave him Is. 11d. change—I put it on the mantel shelf, where there was no large money—he was just going out—my husband spoke to me, and I showed him the coin—to the best of my belief, this (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) is the same.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000911-name-38" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED BRODRICK</persName> </hi>. I keep the John Bull—I was in the bar on August 25th, and saw the prisoner come in, and saw my wife give him change for a coin—I spoke to her, and she showed it to me, and pointed to the pri
<lb/>soner, who was just going out at the door—I called him—he came back, and I said, "Do you know what you have given me?"—he said, "No"—I said, "You have given me a bad 2s. piece"—he said, "Have I? it is what I got from the market"—he put his hand in his inside pocket under his coat, and gave me a good half-crown, and I gave him the change and the bad coin back—an officer came in, and I went with him to the station, where I saw the prisoner and charged him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000911-name-39" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-39" type="surname" value="TYSON"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-39" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT TYSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective H</hi>). On August 25th I was on duty in Wheeler Street, and saw the prisoner with another man, who left him—the prisoner walked to the Ship, and spoke to the other man—they went into the public-house—I went in by another door, and saw the landlady serve the prisoner with some gin—he laid down a florin, and she looked at it and complained—he showed it to the other man, and then put it into his top waistcoat pocket, and he gave her another coin, which she gave him change for—I spoke to her, and from what she said I went out, went round to the other side, and stopped the prisoner as he came out, and said, "I arrest you for uttering counterfeit coin"—he said, "You have made a mistake"—I took him to the station, and found this florin in his watch pocket, and in his trousers pocket 2s. 2 1/2 d. in good money—Mr. Brodrick was fetched, and charged him—he was asked his address, and said 2, Victoria Home, Whitechapel Road—he had been drinking a little, but he put it on a great deal—the two public-houses are about seven minutes' walk apart.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000911-name-40" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of coin to Her Majesty's Mint—this florin is bad.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "I am not guilty; it was not guilty knowledge. I got the piece in change for a half-sovereign at the White Swan, Shoreditch."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, in his defence, stated that he got the coin in change for a half-sovereign, that he found it was bad, and put it by itself in a top pocket, and having had a drop of beer, passed it at the shop without any intention of doing so.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000911-527-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at this Court of feloniously uttering counterfeit coin on March 1st, 1880, after a conviction in March, 1879, of unlawfully uttering; and other convictions were proved against him.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-527-19000911 t19000911-527-punishment-11"/>Three Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>528.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ELIZABETH BIGNELL</hi> (35)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19000911-528-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t19000911-528-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="bigamy"/> to feloniously marrying
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19000911-528-offence-1 t19000911-name-42"/>Adham Sprange</persName>, her husband being alive.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">To enter into recognizances.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>529.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JULES RENAUD</hi> (50)</persName> and
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<interp inst="def2-529-19000911" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JULIAN CASTALLI</hi> (54)</persName>
<rs id="t19000911-529-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19000911-529-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-529-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="receiving"/>, Feloniously receiving certain valuable securities which had been stolen in France.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. O'CONNOR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted,</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended, and the evidence was</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">interpreted to the prisoners,</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000911-name-45" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19000911-name-45" type="given" value="CORNELIUS"/>CORNELIUS SEXTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector</hi>). On July 31st I was with other officers in Willow Street, Pimlico, and saw the prisoners—knowing them both, I spoke to them by name—they were standing together in conversa
<lb/>tion—knowing their characters, I said, in English, "I have reason to believe you are both here for some felonious intent, and I have no doubt you have some stolen property about you"—they made no reply—I searched Renaud, and enveloped in a newspaper I found 73 bonds, all of French companies, and payable to bearer—I asked him to explain how he became possessed of them—he said nothing—I directed Sergeant Wakeman to search Castalli, which he did, and took from him three envelopes—I said, "Open the envelope; tear it open and see what it contains," and he opened it—the post-mark was Oxford Street—it contained bonds and coupons—I told them I should take them in custody on a charge of having in their possession a number of valuable securities supposed to have been stolen abroad—they were conveyed to Gerald's Road Police-station, and charged—they made no reply—Castalli pretended not to understand English—I then explained it to him in French, and he made no reply—he gave his address as 1, Blackburn Place, and in a drawer in the front room occu
<lb/>pied by him I found a copy of the
<hi rend="italic">Journal des Oppositions,</hi> a French paper describing lost French bonds, on which are marked in blue pencil the greater part of the securities found in their possession—four bonds of 500 frs. each were found on Renaud, and the coupons of them on Castalli, they had been cut off the bonds—they were then charged with unlawful possession and detained three weeks pending inquiries made in Paris, in consequence of which I caused two gentlemen to attend at the Police-court.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I accosted them close to Victoria Station about 4.30 p.m.—I knew them well, and knew that they were foreigners, but not both French—I did not see the bundle easily; it was inside his dress, wrapped in newspaper and gummed up—it had been gummed some time—the parcel found on the other man was sealed—I knew the prisoners' addresses.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The newspaper was dated June 9th, and the arrest</p>
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<p>was on July 9th—it is published daily, and they put them in from day to day till the bonds are found—it is published in Paris.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000911-name-46" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEGNER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>). I was with Sexton, and by his direction I stopped Castalli, and found an envelope in his breast pocket containing bonds and coupons, and in the hip pocket of his trousers a brown paper parcel containing foreign bonds—I said in English, "What do you call this?"—he made no reply—all these were foreign securities, some French and some Italian.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The envelope I found on Castalli was registered, and the post-mark is July 20th this year—the packet in his trousers pocket was in brown paper and tied up.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000911-name-47" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19000911-name-47" type="given" value="LOUIS"/>LOUIS PAGET</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Interpreted</hi>). I live at 34, Rue Mazaine, Paris, and am a professor in a school—on January 16th the door of my house was forced open and 16 papers of 100 sous and 105 securities stolen—all this property produced is mine—here are 25,000 of Paris; 25 of four different issues, some Ville de Paris of 1898, and three of 1871; the others of 1894 and 1895—the value of all these is 20,000 fr., and 30 are missing—the value of all I lost is about 40,000 fr.—I identify 24 coupons of the Credit Foncier—all the coupons which are here belong to me—they were, per
<lb/>fectly secure in my house prior to this robbery, and my daughter had the key.—I have kept a list of ray different investments.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000911-name-48" type="witnessName">
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Renaud, in his defence, stated, in French, on oath, that he was a bootmaker, and had had a shop in Tottenham Street seven years; that on July 31 st Castalli, whom he had known four years, came in and introduced a man named Deloupe, who said that he was a French teacher, of 54, Margaret Road, Forest Gate, who asked him to take a parcel to Victoria Station, and be there at 4.30, but did not tell him what was in the parcel, and he did not open it; that he was surprised to see Castalli at Victoria Station; and that when it was given to him his wife and a' workman were present.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for Renaud.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Interpreted</hi>). I am Renaud's wife—this is the seventh year that we have lived in Tottenham Street—I was in the shop on July 31st when Castalli and Deloupe called, and saw a parcel given to my husband—a man with a dark brown beard told him to take it to Victoria Station at 4.30—all three men had beards—my husband started about 3.30—I did not hear anybody tell him what was in the parcel.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Cas✗ralli does not often call at our house, only some
<lb/>times to arrange about shoe-making—he had never brought anyone with a parcel before—the third man asked my husband to do some business for him, as he was afraid of losing time, because he would not take the parcel back to his house—Deloupe is a good-looking man, with brown hair, well set, and he has the air of a gentleman—he is not very toll.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I only know Castalli as a customer at the shop.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19000911-name-50" type="given" value="HERMAN"/>HERMAN BACHI</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Interpreted</hi>). I am an Italian—on July 31st I was working at Mr. Renaud's shop—I do not remember Castalli coming in, but Mr. Deloupe, a gentleman with a beard, came in and gave, Mr. Renaud a parcel, and asked him to take it to the station, and he would pay him very well, half a day's work—there was also my wife there—the parcel was in newspaper, and not very clean; I think there was some gum on it—it was not opened at any time.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It is only four months that I am here—I speak a little French—they conversed in French—there was another person with Mr. Deloupe—Castalli never came to the shop that day, he only came once—he came on July 31st with the gentleman with a beard, but only once—I am a shoemaker, but before I went to Mr. Renaud's I worked at the Trocadero, Piccadilly, three weeks—before that I was a shoemaker in Paris—I was there nine months—I left three years ago—when I left Florence I went to Marseilles, and from there to Buenos Ayres.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The stranger said to Renaud, "Do me the favour to take this parcel to the station"—he went immediately he left the parcel—I was there when he came in—Castalli came with him—I do not know the stranger's name; it was not mentioned, nor his address—nothing was said about who he was—Castalli did not take the stranger's name and address—Renaud did not ask who he was—he gave the parcel, and said nothing—they both said that Renaud was to take the parcel to the station, and he would pay him—they were both strangers to me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The conversation between Castalli and the stranger was in French, and I understood all that was said.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Castalli, in his defence, stated, in French, and on oath, that he had lived two years at 21, Rathbone Place, and was a commissionaire; that he had known Deloupe three or four years, who said that he lived at 56 Margaret Road, Forest Gate, and was a professor of the French language; that Deloupe asked him if he knew anybody who lent money, on bearer shares, as he had 300,000 fr. or 400,000 fr. in bonds, and he (Cas
<lb/>talli) said that it would be necessary to consult the Journal des Oppo
<lb/>sitions, and Deloupe gave him 9d. for the paper and postage stamps, which he obtained, and took it to Deloupe, who marked the paper, and he gave him back the numbers of the securities, telling him they were opposed or stolen, and refused to have anything to do with them, and he went away angry, saying, "It does not matter; I shall make money all the same," and left the marked journal on the table; that on July 31st Deloupe came again, and asked him if he could take some parcels for him to Victoria Station, because he did not want to go home with them, and introduced Deloupe to him as a friend, and said, "Mr. Deloupe wants a little business done, and if you do it he will pay you something"; and that he agreed and took the parcel, which was closed and gummed, and as soon as Renaud came up they were given into custody.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19000911-529-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">They were stated to be the associates of thieves and begging im
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, September</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1900.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Bucknill.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19000911-534-offence-1 t19000911-name-59"/>Sarah Greening</persName> with a cheque for £429 19s., unlawfully converted the same to his own use.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. MUIR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BIRON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SIDNEY CLARKE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000911-name-60" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19000911-name-60" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH GREENING</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, and live at 2, Willowbrook Road, Peckham—I was formerly a client of Smith and Gofton, solicitors—the prisoner was a member of that firm—in March last I was under an agree
<lb/>ment to buy some houses in Canning Town for £575—I instructed the prisoner to act for me—I had to sell a £400 bond to get part of the money—I told the prisoner, and he said I was to take the scrip to him to see how much it would fetch—I did so, and we went to the stockbrokers' office, Messrs. Browning, Tod & Co., where I saw a Mr. Gordon—we left the office with Mr. Gordon, and went to the bank—we left the bank—the prisoner and the broker walked in front—something passed between them which I thought was a cheque—the broker left, and the prisoner and I walked along Lothbury—he wished me good-morning—I said, "You will keep that for me in safe custody till the purchase is completed"—then he was to send to me for the rest of the money with his fees—he said, "All right, Mrs. Greening, that shall be all right"—no one was there except the prisoner, my son, and myself—the letters which passed between the prisoner and myself were written for me by my son, who also read the letters from the prisoner to me—I remember this letter coming from the prisoner, dated March 26th, 1900—(
<hi rend="italic">This stated that he had asked the prosecu
<lb/>trix to call that day to execute the transfer of the stock, but as she was unable to do so, would she call next day for that purpose.</hi>)—a day or two after I had been to the stockbrokers' office I got another letter from the prisoner, dated March 28th—(
<hi rend="italic">This stated that the amount she would receive for the sale of the Victorian Stock would be £429 19s., exclusive of the dividend due on April 1st; that he found that Mr. Hurst had only purchased the freehold of the property last summer for £470, and that lie would make a profit of at east £600 on the transaction, and that if she had not signed the agreement she could decline going on with the matter.</hi>)</p>
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<p>—I then called on the prisoner, and he told me that no Court would allow such a profit—I did not want to get out of the bargain, but he made me think I was being robbed—on April 6th I got this letter from the prisoner—(
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>): "Dear Mrs. Green
<lb/>ing,—
<hi rend="italic">Re</hi> Wightman Street—I am sorry I was not in when your son tele
<lb/>phoned me this morning. I have laid the papers before Counsel for his opinion, and shall hope to hear from him in the course of a few days, when I will write you again."—on April 18th I received this letter from the prisoner—(
<hi rend="italic">Stating that he had sent to Counsel, but he was out of town, and he had not been able to get his opinion.</hi>)—I received a letter from the vendor, Mr. Hurst, which I sent on to the prisoner—on April 28th I received this letter from the prisoner's clerk—(
<hi rend="italic">Stating that her letter of the 27th had been received, and would be laid before the prisoner on his return to business on Monday morning.</hi>)—on April 30th I got another letter from the clerk, saying that the prisoner could not return to the office till Tuesday—I got my son to write to the prisoner, saying that if Mr. Hurst carried out what he said, there would be more trouble and expense—Mr. Hurst had threatened to go to law if I did not complete the pur
<lb/>chase—I got this letter, dated June 22nd, from the prisoner—(
<hi rend="italic">Stating that he enclosed particulars of a leasehold house which he had received, and which was for sale, that he should be glad if she would look over them, and that it could be bought for £420.</hi>)—I had not asked him to find me another purchase—-during this time I had been calling at the prisoner's office to try and see him, and my son too—on June 27th I got this letter: "Mr. Gofton has wired me to make an appointment for Friday next, and I shall be glad if you will call here between 5 and 6 on that day.—Yours faithfully,
<hi rend="smallCaps">LINTON S. THORPE</hi>, for Mr. Gofton"—after that I got a telegram putting me off—I then instructed Mr.C. J. Smith, who had been the prisoner's partner, to write to the prisoner—he wrote this letter—(
<hi rend="italic">Stating that Mr. Smith had been informed by the prosecutrix that she had left with the prisoner for safe custody £429 19s. for a purchase which had not been carried out; that she had made repeated applications for the money; that he, the prisoner, had deposited the money at his bankers at 4 per cent.; and that the money was to be sent to Mr. Smith at once.</hi>)—this letter came in reply from Mr. Thorpe—(
<hi rend="italic">Stating that he had spoken to the prisoner, who was much surprised at the position taken by the prosecutrix, especially as she had instructed him to retain the proceeds of the sale of the shares until the injudicious contract for the purchase of the property had been determined, and that he would make out his bill of costs and remit the balance at an early date.</hi>)—I cannot read—I have never got a farthing back from the prisoner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had not done any business with the prisoner before this since he left Mr. Smith—I signed the transfer at the bank when I went with Mr. Gordon and the prisoner—I do not know who wrote out the cheque; it was given to the prisoner; at least, I saw something pass between Mr. Gordon and the prisoner; I thought it was the cheque—when I said to the prisoner "Keep that" I meant the cheque which I thought he had—he would not have to cash the cheque before the pur
<lb/>chase was completed—it was several weeks after the cheque was handed over that the prisoner told me that the money was at the bank—I said</p>
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<p>"Let me know what bank it is, and where my money is"—I remember getting a letter from the prisoner on March 28th, saying that the amount I should receive on the Victorian Stock would be £429 19s.—I did not know the amount of the cheque till I had received that letter—I did not ask the prisoner about the brokers' expenses—I believe he told me that there would be a few shillings to pay for commission—he told me he had taken Counsel's opinion—I was surprised that Counsel's opinion should be taken.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see the cheque written—I never had it—I swore the information on July 2nd which caused the prisoner's arrest—Mr. Smith prepared that information on instructions which I gave him—I do not remember swearing that the cheque was handed to me—my mother also called on the prisoner several times—I do not remember Counsel's opinion being read to my mother—I remember something being said about taking the case before Counsel—my mother said she wanted the purchase settled—I never saw the prisoner after the Counsel was spoken about to my mother—I told Messrs. Smith and Hudson that I had made repeated applications for the repayment of the money, and that the prisoner had made repeated promises to pay—I had not seen the prisoner, but his clerk, Charles King, had said he would pay—I remember my mother asking the prisoner what the scrip would fetch—he replied that he did not know, but he spoke through the telephone to Messrs. Browning & Co.—my mother asked if she would be entitled to receive the dividend on April 1st—on March 28th or 29th my mother showed me a letter which said that she would receive £429 19s. from the sale—until then we were not sure what she would get.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> We did not hear the answer to the prisoner through the telephone—I do not remember the prisoner telling us what the answer was—when I called in June and July his clerk said he expected him back in a few days, and, sometimes, in an hour—I called twice on some days—I was told once that he was in the office, but I was not allowed to see him—I told the clerk I wanted the return of the money, and to pay the expenses.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000911-name-62" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000911-name-62" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-62" type="surname" value="GORDON"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-62" type="given" value="HAROLD HOLLCOMBE"/>HAROLD HOLLCOMBE GORDON</persName> </hi>. I am a member of the Stock Exchange, and of the firm of Browning, Tod & Co.—we acted in the sale of some Victorian Stock for Mrs Greening—the prisoner was her solicitor—this cheque, dated March 27th, 1900, for £429 19s., in favour of W.S. Gofton, Esq., or order, is ours—I signed it on March 27th, in the office, as far as I recollect, and handed it over, after the transfer had been made</p>
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<p>at the London and Westminster Bank, to the prisoner—Mrs. Greening was present; her son was not; I do not think I have ever seen him—the cheque has been paid.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> A large number of transactions pass through my hands every day—it is the usual thing for me to draw cheques and hand them over to people—I went over to identify Mrs. Greening, and took the cheque with me—I have never seen this letter before—we only paid the prisoner one cheque for £429 on that day—this letter comes from our office—this is not signed by the firm, but by a clerk, "J.H."—he would be authorised to write a letter like this—(
<hi rend="italic">This stated that the firm enclosed a cheque for £429 19s. for the sale of stock.</hi>)—I got a receipt for that cheque, dated March 28th—it was accompanied by a letter from the prisoner—my idea was that I gave it to him—we have a letter-book, in which the clerks enter the delivery of letters if sent by post, not always by hand—I do not remember asking the prisoner when he would like the cheque, or his saying to me, "You can send it on to my office when the transaction is completed."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> It would be known in our office that we were going to give the prisoner a cheque—it is possible that the letter may have been written and sent to the prisoner, although I had previously given him the cheque.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000911-name-63" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000911-name-63" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19000911-name-63" type="given" value="HERBERT"/>HERBERT HEWITT</persName> </hi>. I live at Chiswick, and have an office at 27, Leadenhall Street—I know the prisoner—on April 4th he showed me a cheque for £429 19s., dated March 27th, signed by Mr. Gordon—he asked me if I would kindly change it for him—I said I would—he said his banking account was closed—he owed me then £1 17s., and I gave him one of my cheques for £428 2s.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known the prisoner some time—I have done business with him—I have borrowed money from him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000911-name-64" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000911-name-64" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19000911-name-64" type="given" value="LINTON THEODORE"/>LINTON THEODORE THORPE</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to my father, Frederick William Thorpe, a solicitor, of 73, Basinghall Street—I live with my parents—I remember the prisoner giving me this cheque, and asking me to cash it for him—I went to the bank and cashed it, and gave the proceeds to him in a bag off the bank counter.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000911-name-65" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-65" type="surname" value="CLARK"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-65" type="given" value="GEORGE ROBERT"/>GEORGE ROBERT CLARK</persName> </hi>. I am an accountant at Parr's Bank, Thread-needle Street—this cheque for £428 2s. was cashed at the bank on April 5th—it was paid in nine £5 notes, three £10 notes, one £50, three of £100 each, and £3 2s. in cash.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000911-name-66" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000911-name-66" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-66" type="surname" value="WILLIAMS"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-66" type="given" value="CHARLES JOHN"/>CHARLES JOHN WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the banknote department of the Bank of England—I produce nine £5 notes, dated December 6th, 1899, Nos. 59342 to 59350; three £10 notes, dated April 11th, Nos. 61008 to 61010; and one £50 note, dated January 16th, 1899, No. 59604, endorsed "Please cash, E. Eleanor Thorpe"—I also produce three £100 notes, Nos. 76952 to 76954—the first one is endorsed "Eleanor Thorpe," and also No. 76954, the other is endorsed "Fred. W. Thorpe, 73, Basinghall Street"—the £10 note, No. 61008, is endorsed "W.S. Gofton," and stamped "73, Basinghall Street"—the £5 note, No. 59350 is stamped "William Smith Gofton, 73, Basinghall Street"—the £50 note has the office stamp on it, and also the £100 notes.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000911-name-67" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000911-name-67" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-67" type="surname" value="THORPE"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-67" type="given" value="ELIZABETH ELEANOR"/>ELIZABETH ELEANOR THORPE</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of William Frederick Thorpe,</p>
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<p>of 66, Cornwall Gardens, Kensington—I am half-sister to the prisoner—my husband has an office at 73, Basinghall Street—these £100 notes, 76952 and 76954 are endorsed by me—the prisoner asked me to get them cashed, which I did, and gave the proceeds to him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have a banking account of my own, and I cashed the notes through my bank.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000911-name-68" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000911-name-68" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-68" type="surname" value="THORPE"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-68" type="given" value="FREDERICK WILLIAM THEODORE"/>FREDERICK WILLIAM THEODORE THORPE</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, of 73, Basinghall Street, and live at 66, Cornwall Gardens, Kensington—I changed the £100 note, No. 76953, for the prisoner—I believe on March 10th he left his office in Mark Lane—I am not connected with him in business—he is connected with me by marriage, and I allowed him to use my office.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He had a seat in my room—I have no interest in his business, except that I am defending him to-day—I have seen Mrs. Greening come to the office two or three times—I remember the prisoner having a discussion with her about the excessive price of this property—I do not remember what was said—I know that the prisoner said the price was high, and I think he mentioned to me that he had taken Counsel's opinion—I was not present when the Counsel's opinion was read to Mrs. Greening—I think young Greening called to see the prisoner when he was away—I remember the prisoner handing me a letter from Messrs. Smith & Hudson on July 2nd, which I replied to on the 5th.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000911-name-69" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-69" type="surname" value="PHILLIPS"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-69" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY PHILLIPS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant</hi>). On July 14th I saw the prisoner at the Royal Station Hotel at Hull—I had a warrant for his arrest—I said, "Mr. Gofton, I have a warrant for your arrest," and I told him I was a police officer from London—I read the warrant to him—he said, "I have a complete answer to the charge"—when charged in London he said, "This is a vindictive proceeding on the part of my late partner, Mr.C. J. Smith, and I have a complete answer."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I found that the prisoner was well known in Hull.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">submitted that there was no case to go to the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">as there was no evidence to show that the prisoner was ever "entrusted" by Mrs. Greening with my valuable security.</hi> (See Reg. v. Brownlow, "Cox's Criminal Cases," Vol. XIV., page 216.)
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JUSTICE BUCKNILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">ruled that the case mutt go to the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000911-534-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, September</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1900.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to obtaining the said cheque from
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19000911-536-offence-1 t19000911-name-73"/>Joshua George</persName> by false pretences.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Nine Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>537.
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<interp inst="t19000911-537-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19000911-537-offence-1 t19000911-name-75"/>Mary Ann Tookey</persName>, his wife being alive.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HOPKINS</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">for the Prosecution, offered no evidence.</hi>
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<p>538.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM BLAKE</hi> (43)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19000911-538-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-538-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/>, Stealing 17 pieces of shirting, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19000911-538-offence-1 t19000911-name-78"/>Hine, Parker & Co.</persName> </rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000911-name-79" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000911-name-79" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-79" type="surname" value="MARTIN"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-79" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED MARTIN</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of Hine, Parker & Co., of 1, Mumford Court—on August 13th, about 10.30, I went into the premises, and saw Strutt there, and a bale of goods of my employers' in the door
<lb/>way—I came out a few minutes afterwards, and missed the bale—I turned into Milk Street, and saw the two prisoners with the bale, taking it towards Gresham Street—they said that a short, dark man had engaged them—I told them to come back, and they came back to Mumford Court.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Strutt.</hi> You said that you would take it back.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000911-name-80" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000911-name-80" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-80" type="surname" value="GREEN"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-80" type="given" value="ERNEST"/>ERNEST GREEN</persName> </hi>. I am managing director of Hine, Parker & Co.—this bale is their property—it contained shirting, value £33 18s. 10d.—it was placed on the door-step at Mumford Court on August 13th—Mr. Pope, another director, gave the prisoners in custody—he is out of town—this is only part of the bale.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000911-name-81" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000911-name-81" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-81" type="surname" value="TINKER"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-81" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY TINKER</persName> </hi> (664,
<hi rend="italic">City</hi>). On August 13th, about 10.30, I was called to Mumford Court, and Mr. Pope charged the prisoners—they said that some man employed them to take the bale to Aldgate Pump, and they were going to convey it to Gresham Street on a trolley—this is only a portion of the bale—it contained 17 pieces, and weighed almost 3 cwt.—Mr. Killen claimed the truck.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000911-name-82" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000911-name-82" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-82" type="surname" value="KILLEN"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-82" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM KILLEN</persName> </hi>. I live at 117, Old Street, and let out. trucks—on August 13th, at 8.10, I let a truck out which was pointed out to me afterwards.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Strutt.</hi> I should recognise the man who hired the truck if I saw him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statements before the Magistrate: Strutt says</hi>: "I am perfectly innocent. I was engaged by a man who hired a barrow to con
<lb/>vey the parcel to Aldgate Pump, where he would meet me, and show me where it was to be delivered, and pay me 1s. for my services. I had never seen him before."
<hi rend="italic">Blake says</hi>: "I saw this man with a truck; he asked me to push it; I said, 'Where is it going?' He said, 'To Aldgate Pump, and after we got the bale there was no one there, and the man stopped me; I said that we were going to take it to Aldgate Pump, and we had better take it back."
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners repeated these statements, on oath, in their defences.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000911-name-83" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000911-name-83" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-83" type="surname" value="TINKER"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-83" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY TINKER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I have made inquiries about the prisoners, and find nothing against them—they both live in common lodging-houses—I know them by sight, but have not seen them together before—I have seen them about Wood Street collecting waste paper—I made inquiries of Carter, Paterson about Strutt, and they were quite satisfactory.</p>
<p>
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, September</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1900.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<p>539.
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<hi rend="italic">Two other convictions were proved against him.—
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>541.
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19000911-541-offence-1 t19000911-name-88"/>Elizabeth Ritchie Smith Hess</persName>, his wife being alive.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Two Days' Imprisonment.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>542.
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<hi rend="italic">Five other convictions were proved against him.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-542-19000911 t19000911-542-punishment-22"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>543.
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<p>544.
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<hi rend="italic">Six Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Two other convictions were proved against</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> And</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">One Months' Hard Labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19000911-name-103" type="given" value="EMILY"/>EMILY CASE</persName> </hi>. On Saturday, August 25th, about 11 p.m., I came out of Daly's Theatre, and was standing waiting for my carriage—I felt a tug at my silver purse, which broke both chains—I looked and saw the pri
<lb/>soner pulling it—this is it—I
<hi rend="italic">grabbed</hi> him—I saw his hand on it—I said,
<hi rend="italic">"Grab</hi> him; he has my bag"—constables came up and one arrested the prisoner—the value of the purse, glasses, and all I lost is about £4—the prisoner took the bag and money in it, and my gold eye-glasses, which were hanging, were lost.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">C</hi>). I heard a shout, and the last witness say, "He has got my bag"—I seized the prisoner—I saw something bright dangling in his hand—he was violent—I threw him to the ground and took the purse from his right hand—when I came up the lady's hand was upon him—I took him to Vine Street Police-station—he was charged, and replied, "Yes, I Know I did take the purse."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I did not take the purse from between your legs when you were on the ground, I took it from your hand.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He used filthy language at the time, and to the witnesses at the Court.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, stated that as he was standing to see the ladies come out of the theatre the policeman grabbed him by the neck, forcedhim to the ground, and he found the purse under his leg; that it must have been put there, as he never touched it.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19000911-547-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-547-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">He was further charged with a conviction of felony at the Sessions House, Clerkenwell Green, on October,</hi> 1898.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000911-name-105" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000911-name-105" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-105" type="surname" value="COOK"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-105" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK COOK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Warder H.M. Prison, Holloway</hi>). I was present when the prisoner was convicted at the North London Sessions, on October 18th, 1898, and sentenced totwelve months' hard labourfor larceny from the person—he is the man mentioned in this certificate—several convictions were proved against him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000911-name-106" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000911-name-106" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-106" type="surname" value="POWER"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-106" type="given" value="ELIAS"/>ELIAS POWER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>). I was also present.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner stated that he was not the man who was convicted, but it was his brother.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Six other convictions were proved against him, and several convictions as a rogue and vagabond.—
<rs id="t19000911-547-punishment-28" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t19000911-547-punishment-28" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-547-punishment-28" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-547-19000911 t19000911-547-punishment-28"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, September</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1900.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Bucknill.</hi> </p>
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<p>548.
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<interp inst="def1-548-19000911" type="given" value="THOMAS FROST"/>
<interp inst="def1-548-19000911" type="occupation" value="van driver"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS FROST HUBBARD</hi> (29)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19000911-548-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="kill"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-548-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="manslaughter"/>, Killing and slaying
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<interp inst="t19000911-name-108" type="age" value="4"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19000911-548-offence-1 t19000911-name-108"/>Reginald Arthur Bolter</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. AVORY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">STEPHENSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000911-name-109" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000911-name-109" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-109" type="surname" value="POLKINTHORNE"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-109" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER POLKINTHORNE</persName> </hi> (274
<hi rend="italic">D</hi>)
<hi rend="italic">produced and proved plans of Marylebone Hood, near Portland Road Station.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000911-name-110" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000911-name-110" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-110" type="surname" value="MALL"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-110" type="given" value="SIMEON"/>SIMEON MALL</persName> </hi>. I am a traveller, and sell sweets—on August 18th, about 5.30, I was standing in Marylebone Road, eight or ten yards from the park gates and five or eight yards from the refuge—I saw a van and two horses going fast—I could not see the driver—it was a high loaded van, going Baker Street way—it ran into the middle of the refuge, where there were two or three little boys—the off fore wheel knocked one of the boys down, and the second wheel went over his shoulders—he had been waiting on the refuge to go into the Park—I went and picked him up; he was dead then—I took him to the Middlesex Hospital—I did not see the van stop.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The horses were trotting fast—the driver stopped afterwards; I do not know how many yards from the refuge—I saw the van standing still about 40 or 50 yards away—I saw no costermongers' barrows there, or any other vehicles.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000911-name-111" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000911-name-111" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-111" type="surname" value="HURST"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-111" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HURST</persName> </hi>. I am a cab driver, and I was ia Marylebone Road on Saturday evening, August 18th, driving my cab towards Portland Road Station—I was within about 20 yards of the refuge when I saw three children standing on the refuge, and I saw the van come from the near side of the road as it went westwards on to the refuge, and the front wheel went on to the refuge, and the off front box of the wheel knocked the deceased down and twisted him over—he fell half on the refuge and half on the roadway—the hind wheel went over his shoulders as he was lying face downwards—the refuge is about the height of a kerbstone—I did not see the driver do anything—I told the other witness to get into my cab with the deceased, and I drove them to the</p>
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<p>hospital—the van was a Great Western Railway van—the horse, were going just out of a walk.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not notice the horses shy at all—they might have done so without my seeing them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I saw some barrows standing on the near side of the road.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000911-name-112" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000911-name-112" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-112" type="surname" value="POLKINTHORNE"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-112" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER POLKINTHORNE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). The width of the road is 39 ft. 6 in., 18 ft. on each side of the refuge, which is 3 1/4 in. high.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000911-name-113" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000911-name-113" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-113" type="surname" value="MEDHURST"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-113" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK MEDHURST</persName> </hi>. I am a police pensioner and a caretaker of 4, Regent's park Terrace—on this evening I was in the Marylebone Road—I heard some people shouting out "Stop him!"—I saw a crowd outside park Crescent a child in a man's arms—I saw a van coming towards me at about five or six miles an hour—the prisoner was driving it—I went into the road and caught hold of the reins, and told him I should detain him, as he had run over a child—he said nothing—he was drunk—I asked him if he was aware that a box and dropped off his van—he said, "No"—I stopped him about 75 yards from the refuge—the van guard was sitting by the driver on the near side—the boy got down and picked the box up after I had stopped the van—Police-constable Sutton came up and took the Prisoner in charge—the prisoner did not say anything about the child.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not say anything to the prisoner about the refuge I did not know anything about that—the prisoner got down off his dicky without assistance—he did not fall down—he fell against the near-side horse when he got down—that was after I had told him he had run over a child—about five minutes elapsed from the time that I caught hold of the horses till the police came up—I did not think he was drunk till I stopped him—he was rolling about on the dicky, and his eyes were almost closed—I do not always say that because a man rolls about on his dicky and his eyes are closed he is drunk—I told the constable that the prisoner had run over a child—I did not say he was drunk—he did not attempt to run away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000911-name-114" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000911-name-114" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-114" type="surname" value="PARKER"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-114" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS PARKER</persName> </hi>. I am a cabman—on August 18th, about 5.30 p.m., I way driving my cab in Marylebone Road, going westward—I saw the prisoner's van in front of me—as he passed the park gates I saw the near-side horse shoot right across the road to the refuge—the off-fore wheel stopped, but I did not notice who stopped him—I got off my cab, and saw the constable invite the prisoner to get down—he got down, and I saw the constable take him away—the prisoner might have been drinking, but he was not drunk; he was more frightened than anything else when he was told what had happened.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had been driving behind the prisoner from Totten
<lb/>ham Court Road—I did not notice anything in his driving to lead me to believe that he was incapable of managing a van and horses—he was driving perfectly steadily—the near-side horse pushed the off-side horse into the refuge—the prisoner got down off the dicky without assistance.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I shouted three or four times before he was stopped.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000911-name-115" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000911-name-115" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-115" type="surname" value="SUTTON"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-115" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE SUTTON</persName> </hi> (438
<hi rend="italic">D</hi>). At 5.35 p.m. on Saturday, August 18th, I was sent for to Portland Road Station—I went to Park Crescent, and saw a crowd—the prisoner was standing on the footway near his horses—he was swaying to and fro, apparently under the influence of drink—Medhurst was there—I said to the prisoner, "You are drunk"—he replied, "I am not drunk"—I told him he had run over a child, who had been taken to the hospital—he replied, "I have run over no child; I have seen no child"—I took him to the station—I then went to the hospital and returned to the station—the prisoner was charged with man
<lb/>slaughter and being drunk—he replied, "I am not drunk"—the divi
<lb/>sional surgeon was sent for, and I heard him tell the prisoner he was drunk.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The Police-station is half a mile or more from where I took him into custody—I saw Medhurst talking to the prisoner when I arrived—he looked strange, and he smelt of drink—I did not see him get off the dicky.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000911-name-116" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000911-name-116" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-116" type="surname" value="LLOYD"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-116" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL LLOYD</persName> </hi>. I am surgeon of the D Division—on August 18th, about 6.30 p.m., I saw the prisoner at the Police-station—I examined him with a view to ascertaining if he was under the influence of drink—I came to the conclusion that he was drunk, and told him so.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I tested him by observing his walk, and examining the whites of his eyes; he swayed in his walk—he smelt of drink, and his articulation was not clear—I asked him if he could pronounce "Con
<lb/>stantinople" and also the word "statistical," but I abandoned that—he did not appear to be upset—he was muzzy and dazed—he said, "I am not drunk," but not very clearly.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000911-name-117" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000911-name-117" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-117" type="surname" value="HILLIER"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-117" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS HILLIER</persName> </hi>. I was house-surgeon at the Middlesex Hospital—about 5.45 on August 18th the deceased was brought in dead—he was about four years old—I made a post-mortem examination, and found that a number of ribs were broken and the lung torn—it was a healthy child—being run over by a van would account for the injuries I saw.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000911-name-118" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000911-name-118" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-118" type="surname" value="BOLTER"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-118" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BOLTER</persName> </hi>. I am a master tailor, of 86, William Street—about 4.15 on August 18th I last saw my son, the deceased, playing in the street—next morning I saw his dead body in the hospital—he was four years old on July 6th.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000911-name-119" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000911-name-119" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-119" type="surname" value="ELLIOT"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-119" type="given" value="ERNEST"/>ERNEST ELLIOT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector D</hi>). At 6 p m. on August 18th I saw the prisoner at Tottenham Court Road Police-station sitting on a chair—I asked him to stand up; he did so, and staggered towards me—I told him he was drunk, and would be charged with being so—he said, "I am not drunk"—I also told him he would be charged with manslaughter—I sent for Dr. Lloyd—I read the charge to the prisoner at 9 p.m.—he still said he was not drunk.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He said he had had three or four glasses to drink, and had had nothing to eat all day—I am not sure whether he said he had had beer or anything else—he smelt of beer very much.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000911-name-120" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000911-name-120" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-120" type="surname" value="CLEMENTS"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-120" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES CLEMENTS</persName> </hi>. At the time of the accident I was at the back of the van—we were coming from the Minories, which we left about 3.30.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see Medhurst stop the van—I saw him</p>
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<p>there—I did not hear him speak to the prisoner—a parcel had fallen off, and I went to pick it up, and put it on the van while it was going—the horses were walking—that was after the van had hit the refuge—I was not at any time that day sitting beside the driver—after we passed the refuge I saw a child lying down; that was when I was coming back with the parcel.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. After we left the Minories we stopped at three public-houses—we went out in the morning at 9 o'clock.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, on oath, said that the near side horse shied and ran into the refuge before he could pull them out; that he heard a shout and pulled up as soon as he could; that he did not know that he had driven over a child; that he had only had three or four glasses of ale all day, and was not drunk.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t19000911-548-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19000911-548-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-548-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<interp inst="t19000911-548-punishment-29" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-548-punishment-29" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-548-19000911 t19000911-548-punishment-29"/>
<hi rend="italic">Three Months in the second division.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<persName id="def1-549-19000911" type="defendantName">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN PARR</hi> (19)</persName> was indicted
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<interp inst="t19000911-549-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="kill"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-549-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="murder"/> for, and charged on the Coroner's Inquisition with, the wilful murder of
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<interp inst="t19000911-name-122" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-122" type="surname" value="WILLOTT"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19000911-549-offence-1 t19000911-name-122"/>Sarah Willott</persName>, the younger.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. AVORY, MUIR</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">STEPHENSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BIRON</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000911-name-123" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000911-name-123" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-123" type="surname" value="SAMPSON"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-123" type="given" value="EMILY"/>EMILY SAMPSON</persName> </hi>. I am single—the deceased was a friend of mine—I was with her on the night of August 27th—about 9.20 p.m. we went to the Foresters' Music Hall—while we were there the prisoner, who I know as
<hi rend="italic">Jack,</hi> came in—he spoke to the deceased—I could not hear what was said—she and I then went into the bar to have a drink, followed by the prisoner—he asked her to treat him—she said "No," and he took up her glass of stout and drank it—she said to me, "Come outside, Emma"—we went into the Cambridge Road—the prisoner walked by her side; I was on her other side—we did not ask the prisoner to come—we went along the Cambridge Road, and the prisoner asked the deceased if she would have a drink—she said, "No"—we walked into Bethnal Green Road, and all stood outside the Police-station—the deceased stopped first—she said to the prisoner, "What do you intend to do?"—he said, "I intend to have you, and no one else"—she said, "I don't want you; all I want is an honest, hard-working fellow, not one who robs others"—she then turned round to go up the Police-station steps—she did not say anything while she was going up—the prisoner pulled out a revolver from his right side and fired at her—he was not an arm's length from her—he then ran up the station steps—she gave a scream and fell—a constable came out of the station, and she was carried in—I followed her—I did not hear the prisoner say any more—I had seen him in the deceased's company before this—I cannot say what terms they were on.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The constable came out of the station as the prisoner ran in—when he fired, the deceased was trying to go up the steps, and he was trying to prevent her—she had hold of my arm—I did not see the revolver till the deceased was shot—I said before the Coroner, "I saw the flash of the shot; the weapon was fired close to her. I had not previously seen the weapon"—that is true—I had seen the prisoner in the deceased's</p>
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<p>company on the previous day, Sunday, in Victoria Park—I was with them—I did not see a revolver then.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I do not know what they were talking about on Sunday; it did not concern me—I only heard him say, "Where are you going?"—she said, "For a walk"—he said, "So am I"—he followed us to our door—she stood and spoke to him—I stood on one side; then he walked away, and she went in with me—I do not know if it was a friendly con
<lb/>versation.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000911-name-124" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000911-name-124" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-124" type="surname" value="CROW"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-124" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE CROW</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-Sergeant, JR</hi>). At 10.10 p.m. on August 27th I was in Bethnal Green Police-station—I heard the report of a shot, and ran from the office to the door—I saw the prisoner coming up the steps, holding this revolver (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) in his right hand—I seized him, and took it away from him, and gave it to Inspector Page—he said, "I have done it; I have done it"—the deceased was brought in by two policemen—she was alive, but unconscious—she died in three or four minutes—the prisoner was charged by Inspector Page.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The wound was on the right side of her head—this is not one of the best class of revolvers, it is only a toy, but I should not like to play with it much.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> You cannot fire it without its cocking—it works pro
<lb/>perly—I have tried it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000911-name-125" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000911-name-125" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-125" type="surname" value="PAGE"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-125" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PAGE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-Inspector</hi>). I was in charge of Bethnal Green Police-station on the night of August 27th—I remember the prisoner being brought in by Sergeant Crow, who handed me a five-chambered revolver—I examined it—it contained five cartridges—four were loaded and one had been recently discharged—I afterwards charged the prisoner with the wilful murder of Sarah Willott—he made no reply—next day Caroline Potter handed me another cartridge (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—it was precisely similar to those in the revolver.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000911-name-126" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000911-name-126" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-126" type="surname" value="WOOD"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-126" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD WOOD</persName> </hi> (191
<hi rend="italic">J</hi>). I was at Bethnal Green Police-station on the evening of August 27th—the prisoner was in my charge—I took off a cloth belt he was wearing, in the pocket of which I found this small pocket-book (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—it contained this photograph (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) of the deceased; also this piece of paper—(
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>: "It is all her own fault, and she deserves it. Good-bye,
<hi rend="italic">pals,</hi> one and all")—I found that about two minutes after he was brought in; he had no opportunity of writing it after he was brought in, we had not let go his hands—I went out behind the sergeant and caught hold of him with the sergeant.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">post-mortem</hi>—the margin of the wound was ragged and inverted towards the brain—the skull was perforated, the opening being 1 in. in front and 1/4 in. above the external opening of the ear; it was oval in shape, its longer diameter being 3-5 in. long—the membranes of the brain were pierced, and the brain itself in the neighbourhood of the wound was torn—the bullet was lodged in the brain substance on the opposite</p>
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<p>side of the head—it is similar to these bullets—there were no other injuries to the head—the organs were healthy—the cause of death was shock from the bullet wound—the revolver must have been fired close to the skin, if not actually touching.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The part where the bullet struck is the thinnest part of that particular bone—I saw the prisoner at the Police-station—he was in a dazed condition; he did not seem to understand readily what was said to him—I did not ask him what had happened; I asked him his name.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have never seen a man before immediately after a murder—there was nothing unusual in his condition, considering what had occurred—I should not expect him to be quite calm and collected—I asked him to put out his tongue, in consequence of his physical condi
<lb/>tion, not because of his mental condition.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000911-name-128" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000911-name-128" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19000911-name-128" type="given" value="GEORGE WILLIAM"/>GEORGE WILLIAM HOOD</persName> </hi>. I am assistant warder at Holloway—I saw the prisoner write this letter, marked "A" (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>).</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000911-name-129" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH WILLOTT</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Jonathan Willott, carman, of Sidney Street, Bethnal Green—the deceased was my daughter—she was 19 years of age at the time of her death—I had known the prisoner as keeping company with her for just over 12 months—she kept company with him till about 11 weeks ago from now, after which he did not come so regular, and my daughter ceased going out with him—about three weeks after that I saw him coming to the door—I only spoke a few words with him—on August 31st I received this letter by post from the prisoner—(
<hi rend="italic">Read: dated August 30th, from Holloway Prison, asking how the witness was, and saying that what had happened was a great blow, but was not his fault, but the deceaseds; that nothing would have happened if she had said one word, when all would have been well, but that her temper would not allow her; that he should be at the inquest next day, and hoped to see her; and asking her to btar up for the sake of the little ones, whose names he forgot.</hi>)—he had known the names of the little ones—one was Edward, and the other Alice—I had never known him to forget their names before—he appeared to be very fond of them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When I last saw him he said he was going to Australia that same night—he said he should be away five or six months, but that he should be home just before Christmas—he did not say why he was going, but was going to a relation there—I do not know if he has a relation in Australia—he said he had paid for his passage—he proposed that we should have some drink, as he was going away, which we did—I have noticed him strange in his manner at times—he seemed to be dazed and worried, as if he had something on his mind—on the Sunday when he said he was going to Australia he had a sort of a fit—he came in and said he wanted to see my son George—they went over to the Angel to have some refreshment—they came back, and the prisoner sat down—he sent for some ale and whisky—he drank a drop of whisky, and then gradually fell on the floor—it was about 10 minutes before they brought him to—when he was better we all went, over to the Angel and had a few drinks—he was quite sober—I hever heard that he had a severe injury to his head seven or eight years ago.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> This fit took place about the beginning of July—it was</p>
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<p>very hot then—there was no fire in the kitchen—I know my daughter threatened to give the prisoner up; it might have been that which worried him.</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19000911-name-130" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19000911-name-130" type="given" value="CAROLINE"/>CAROLINE POTTER</persName> </hi>. I am single—the deceased was my sister—I know the prisoner—I was in the Horns public house with him on Saturday, August 25th, in the evening; Winifred and lily Clark were there—we all left together, and walked along Shoreditch till we got to Bethnal Green, where the prisoner let a revolver off—I screamed, and Winifred Clark asked for one of the bullets—he gave her one and me another—I after
<lb/>wards gave it to Inspector Page—the prisoner said he had been having a quarrel with the deceased, and that she had been out with some young men while he was away—I was so afraid when he let off the revolver that I cannot remember anything else.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He let the revolver off towards the sky.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000911-name-131" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000911-name-131" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-131" type="surname" value="CLARK"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-131" type="given" value="LILIAN"/>LILIAN CLARK</persName> </hi>. I live at 33, Sale Street, Bethnal Green—I know the last witness—I was out with her on August 25th—we saw the prisoner in Shoreditch—that was the first time I had seen him—he came up and asked if we had seen his young lady—I knew her—I told him that I had not seen her that night—he asked us if we would have a drink—we went into the Horns—while we were there he showed us a photo of the deceased—he said he meant doing for her and himself too—we came out then, and walked along Bethnal Green Road on our way home, and he suddenly let off a revolver—he said, "Instead of hearing of a marriage, you will near of a funeral"—I did not see him give anything to my sister or to Caroline Potter—I was in front.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He did not give me a cartridge—we were in a public-house a little after 11—he did not say that he had been in any other public-house that evening—there were other people in the bar—I do not think they heard what he said—I did not take what he said seriously, but I warned the deceased the next morning—the prisoner knew my sister and the deceased were friends—I do not know if the revolver went off accidentally—he pulled it out, and it went off directly—it may have been an accident for all I know.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> It was just after the revolver went off that he said, "Instead of hearing of a marriage, you will hear of a funeral."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000911-name-132" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000911-name-132" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-132" type="surname" value="CLARK"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-132" type="given" value="WINIFRED"/>WINIFRED CLARK</persName> </hi>. I am single—on Saturday night, August 25th, I was in the Horns with my sister and Caroline Potter—we met the pri
<lb/>soner at the top of Bethnal Green Road—I did not know him until that night—we went into the Horns with him—we were talking to him about the deceased—he showed us a photo of her, and told us he had been thinking of her while he was away—he kissed the photo, and put it back into his pocket—we came out, and walked along towards home—he pulled out a revolver, and fired it—he then gave me a bullet in remem
<lb/>brance of it—he said he meant doing for her and for himself too—I do not remember anything else.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I knew that the prisoner and the deceased had stopped walking out together—I told the deceased what had taken place in the public-house.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000911-name-133" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000911-name-133" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19000911-name-133" type="given" value="JAMES"/>DR. JAMES SCOTT</persName> </hi>. I am medical officer at Her Majesty's Prison at</p>
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<p>Holloway—the prisoner was received there on August 28th, and placed in the infirmary to keep him under close observation.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I always keep prisoners under close observation in cases such as these—there may have been two or three exceptions—I first saw him on the evening of August 28th—I considered him rational and coherent in his conversation—I thought his intellect was somewhat of a low order—that was before I knew anything of his family history, except what he told me himself—I found in his conversation traces of vanity and bombastic talk—I noticed it particularly when I was observ
<lb/>ing him unknown to himself—I asked him if there were any traces of in
<lb/>sanity in his family, but I could get nothing from him—I afterwards became acquainted with his family history—I heard that there had been a case of alleged insanity on each side—it was said that his mother's brother had been in an asylum twice for short periods—all cases of in
<lb/>sanity are difficult, and it is a great responsibility to decide—at the best I can only give an opinion—I was informed that the prisoner had a severe fall seven years ago—that might tend to increase his mental deficiency; it would not tend to improve it—I have not seen his mother; I have seen her statement—the prisoner stated that he had had pains in his head some time previously—he told me he had had a fit.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have heard the fit described to-day—it sounded more like the description of a fainting fit than anything else—I have seen nothing in him to indicate insanity in my opinion.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. Men of unsound mind are vain and bombastic—when the prisoner was exercising with the other prisoners ht seemed as if he wished to look jolly and happy; it was assumed; it is rather unusual—I have had numerous interviews with him, but I have seen no signs of any delusions—he is sharp and cunning; so are lunatics.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000911-name-134" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA PARR</persName> </hi>. I live at 10, Bush Street, Hackney Road—the prisoner is my son—he is 19 years of age—my husband died 14 years ago last October, of consumption—there were three instances of insanity on my husband's side, and one on mine; one is in Colney Hatch, one is at home, and one is dead—the one in Colney Hatch is my husband's mother's sisters' daughter—the one at home has been in Colney Hatch, and also my brother—he was there 18 or 19 years ago—my son has been very strange in his manner—he had a fall in the gymnasium four or five years ago—he seemed changed in his manner after it—I took him to the doctors—he would pull and tear things in an agitated manner—he had fits when he was a baby—they stopped after a time—I have noticed them again recently—the last Sunday he was at home he threw himself across the table—I asked him what was the matter—he made no reply—on the Monday that this happened I noticed that he was strange; he was glaring and agitated—he went away for six weeks, and when he came back he did not stay at my house till this happened—I do not know where he was—he said he was going to Australia; he has a cousin living there—he said good-bye, and went out—he took a portmanteau with him; the next I saw of him was at Worship Street Police-station—he did not tell me how he got his passage money—he would make all kinds of strange faces, and would hold his head and say he had pains in it—a quantity of blood</p>
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<p>sused to come from his nose and ears—that was very frequent, and up till quite lately—the other members of the family thought he was not in his right mind.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He had always lived at home till the spring of this year—he was employed at Truman and Hanbury's about a year and eight months, and after that by a Mr. Thomas, a builder, of Fins
<lb/>bury—in 1899 he was employed by Mr. Roberts, of Finsbury—I told the prisoner I should get someone in to look after him, and I also told my son George—after his fall the hair of his head came out—he had a very bad head—I took him to Dr. Bates for four or five weeks—Mrs. Willott told me that the prisoner had several fits at her house—I did not know that the deceased had thrown him over; she told me quite different—I knew he had been keeping company with her—I did not know that they had stopped.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000911-name-135" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-135" type="surname" value="PARR"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-135" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE PARR</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk, and am the prisoner's brother—I do not live with my mother—I remember my brother having a fall five or six years ago—I have noticed a change in his manner since—he would walk about in a lonely way; he seemed low-spirited and moody; he had said very strange things—he would get a razor and shave his legs and arms in front of a looking-glass, and would pose as a statue—I did not see him as often as my mother did—I have been told he had fits—the last time I saw him was about eight weeks before this in Hackney Road—I spoke to him—he looked very strange—I said, "Where are you going?"—he said, "I am going down for Sarah"—I said, "You cannot go down for Sarah the way you are going"—he said, "I shall see her this way"—then I left him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not know that the girl had thrown him over—I last saw them together at Whitsuntide—they were at my mother's place—I did not know why he should be worried—I did not suspect him of having anything on his mind—I do not know that he has been in any employment since July, 1899—I never knew that he was carrying a revolver, nor heard that he was in possession of one—I never heard of his talking about going to Australia—I did not see him posing in front of the looking-glass; his mother told me—I have never seen him shaving his legs; his mother told me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Until July, 1899, he had been in fairly regular employ
<lb/>ment.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19000911-549-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="withRecommendation"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Strongly recommended to mercy by the</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">on account of his youth.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner said he had tried to shoot himself on the Sunday night before, but the revolver would not work, and he did not think it would work this time.—
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, September</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1900.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS MABBOTT</hi> (51)</persName>,
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19000911-554-offence-1 t19000911-name-143"/>Eliza Mabbott</persName>, with intent to do her grievous bodily harm.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">He</hi>
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<interp inst="t19000911-554-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a com
<lb/>mon assault, and a verdict of</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">NOT GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">was taken on the felony.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic"> He had been convicted of other assaults on his wife.—</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t19000911-554-punishment-35" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-554-19000911 t19000911-554-punishment-35"/>Eighteen Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>555.
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<interp inst="def1-555-19000911" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-555-19000911" type="age" value="30"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HERBERT ROBERTS</hi> (30)</persName>
<rs id="t19000911-555-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19000911-555-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-555-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, Burglary in the dwelling-house of
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<interp inst="t19000911-name-145" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19000911-555-offence-1 t19000911-name-145"/>Emmeline May</persName>, and stealing two gold rings and £4 5s., her property.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MORICE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000911-name-146" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000911-name-146" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-146" type="surname" value="MAY"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-146" type="given" value="EMMELINE"/>EMMELINE MAY</persName> </hi>. I have a shop and house at 150, Bow Common Lane, Mile End—at 3.30 a.m. on July 24th I was aroused by hearing my fore
<lb/>man calling and two reports of a pistol—he said there was a burglar in the place—I went down stairs, and the prisoner rushed past me into the kitchen—he turned round and fired at me—he went into the washhouse, and I and my son closed the door on him—I missed £4 5s. and a brooch that had been left downstairs—I picked the prisoner out from about 20 men at the Police-station—I picked out another first—to the best of my belief, the prisoner is the man—I did not notice so much at first.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> You were not indicated to me by the constable—he said, "If you think he is the man, touch him."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000911-name-147" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000911-name-147" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-147" type="surname" value="MAY"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-147" type="given" value="EDITH"/>EDITH MAY</persName> </hi>. I am the prosecutrix's daughter—I shut the house upon this night about 11.45—I heard the screams, and found the washhouse window open—there was a tub against it—he got out at the door.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000911-name-148" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000911-name-148" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-148" type="surname" value="MAY"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-148" type="given" value="NICHOLAS"/>NICHOLAS MAY</persName> </hi>. I am the prosecutrix's son—I heard the, screams and went down stairs, and saw the prisoner rushing into the passage, pointing a revolver—I rushed out to get help, and he got away—at Bow Street Police station I picked him out from 14 others—I am sure of him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000911-name-149" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000911-name-149" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-149" type="surname" value="BRIGGS"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-149" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE BRIGGS</persName> </hi>. I live next door to the prosecutrix—I had to go into my kitchen to make my baby's food—I heard cries of "Police!" and 'Murder!"—I looked through the window and heard a great scuffle next door, and saw the prisoner come out into the garden and escape by the back door—it was quite light and fine weather—the prisoner was placed with several others, and I picked him out—he was then wearing a black coat instead of a brown one—I said, "To the best of my belief, that is the young man, but he had a brown coat on."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GOLDING</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-Serjeant K</hi>). About 6.30 a.m. on July 24th I went to 150, Bow Common Lane, and examined the premises—in the evening I went with another detective to a public-house and saw the prisoner—I told him I should take him into custody on suspicion of breaking into 150, Bow Common Lane that morning—he said, "You prove it"—he was taken to the Police-station and placed with 14 others, and identified by the witnesses—it was not true that they were
<hi rend="italic">put on to</hi> him—Mrs. May</p>
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<p>was not sure at first—I said, "If you see the man touch him"—she said, "It is one of those two," and I said, "Touch the one you think is the man," and she touched the prisoner—the son came in—he slightly hesi
<lb/>tated, and then walked up to the prisoner—Mrs. Briggs identified him at once—he made no reply when charged at the Police-station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000911-name-150" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000911-name-150" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-150" type="surname" value="ALLSOPP"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-150" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH ALLSOPP</persName> </hi>. I came down stairs after taking a rest on the morn
<lb/>ing in question, and saw a young man in the shop behind the counter—when he saw me he fired at me—I was struck in the stomach and staggered—he went past me down the passage, and fired again—the prisoner is the man—I picked him out from about 12.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, on oath, said that he was in a public-house when a constable came in, and said he should take him on suspicion of com
<lb/>mitting a burglary and shooting; that he was taken to the station and un
<lb/>satisfactorily identified.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000911-name-151" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000911-name-151" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-151" type="surname" value="ROBERTS"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-151" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS ROBERTS</persName> </hi>. I am a plasterer—the prisoner is my son—we live about three miles from Bow Common Lane—we went to bed about 12 on July 23rd—at about 12.45 he woke me, retching—I went to him, and visited him several times during the morning between 2 and 3, and called him at 4.30 to so to his work at Clarke's, the biscuit factory—he said, "I feel so queer, I can't go," and he remained in doors till the afternoon—in the evening he was arrested on suspicion—I heard of it about 9 or 10 p.m.—I and my wife gave evidence before the Magistrate.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was at home when my son came home at 11.30 on July 23rd from work—he had been seeing his young woman—he then retched, and fetched up blood—he sleeps in the next room to me—I was was with him between 2 and 3, and called him at 4.30—no doctor attended him—he did not go to the hospital—the London is the nearest; about two miles—I did not go to the Police-station when I heard he was arrested—I have had seven years for larceny and seven years' police super
<lb/>vision 30 years ago, and a month in 1887.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000911-name-152" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000911-name-152" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-152" type="surname" value="ROBERTS"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-152" type="given" value="CATHERINE"/>CATHERINE ROBERTS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of the last witness—my son lives at home—he came home with sickness and diarrhoea at 11.30 p.m. on July 23rd—he did not go out till 5.30 the next night—he had fried fish and potatoes for supper, which I think upset him—he did not see a doctor—he had a couple of eggs for his breakfast—I did not get him any medicine.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I heard him in the night—I did not see him after till 8 the next night.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000911-name-153" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000911-name-153" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-153" type="surname" value="DAW"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-153" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN DAW</persName> </hi>. I live next door to the last witness—I saw the prisoner come home with my husband at 11.30 on July 23rd, and at 11.45 he was sitting on the doorstep eating fish and potatoes—I bade him "Good night"—that is all I know about it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, said that he came home more dead than alive, and was in bed at the time in question.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t19000911-555-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19000911-555-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-555-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 the Thames Police-court on March 3rd last. Four other convictions were proved against him.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARD DREESDEN</hi> (31)</persName>
<rs id="t19000911-556-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19000911-556-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-556-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Forging an order for the delivery of fish, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAWLESS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000911-name-155" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000911-name-155" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-155" type="surname" value="ROSENTHAL"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-155" type="given" value="ABRAHAM"/>ABRAHAM ROSENTHAL</persName> </hi>. I am a fresh water fish dealer, of 12, Went
<lb/>worth Street—the prisoner was in my employ for four weeks, and I dis
<lb/>charged him on July 13th—his wages were 25s. a week, but I have paid him as much as 35s.—he was working for someone in the same line against me, and I was afraid of him—I had a customer in Holland named Aaronoswski—on July 7th I sent him a cheque for £5, and received a consignment of fish from him value £2 6s. 8d.—I wrote to him for the balance, and he replied that he had sent the fish.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000911-name-156" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000911-name-156" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-156" type="surname" value="ROSENTHAL"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-156" type="given" value="ISAAC"/>ISAAC ROSENTHAL</persName> </hi>. I am the prosecutor's son, and carry on another business in his house—I saw the prisoner there—this is his writing—I do not understand Dutch.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was carrying on a drapery business—the prisoner did my father's correspondence—this letter is in Dutch, and is in his writing—(
<hi rend="italic">This letter, dated July 15th, was interpreted as an order for fish to Aaronowski, and purported to be signed by the prosecutor.</hi>)—the prisoner left my father's employ on July 13th.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000911-name-157" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000911-name-157" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-157" type="surname" value="ROSENTHAL"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-157" type="given" value="ABRAHAM"/>ABRAHAM ROSENTHAL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I did not give the prisoner authority to write that letter—at that time Aaronowski owed me £2 13s. 4d. worth of fish—I applied for the warrant—he was not arrested at once, being in Holland—he is a Dutchman.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He did my correspondence, and he wrote to Aaronowski on July 7th to send me fish, and sent a cheque in my name—I cannot write—I did not promise him £2 a week, or a commission on the sales—I sent £5 to Jacobs and Baison in Holland, and received from them £2 10s. worth of fish—I did not take £1 off the prisoner's wages when he left—he did not say that another 30s. was due.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I did not know, when he left, that he had written to Aaronowski.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000911-name-158" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000911-name-158" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-158" type="surname" value="ROSENTHAL"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-158" type="given" value="ISAAC"/>ISAAC ROSENTHAL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). The prisoner said he would summons my father for a week's notice—I marked the date in the calender, July 13th—my father has had two men in his employ during the last 12 months—I did not write anything down about them because they were honest and the prisoner was not—I cannot say whether he said he would take £1 out of what the fish sold for, and pay him the balance.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000911-name-159" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000911-name-159" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-159" type="surname" value="WARE"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-159" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM B. WARE</persName> </hi>. I am a carman in the employ of the South Eastern Railway Company—this delivery sheet of July 19th, 1900, shows that I delivered on that day two baskets of fish to E. Dreesden at 13, Little Alley Street, Leman Street (
<hi rend="italic">Produced, marked E.D.</hi>)—I got this receipt from the prisoner, who paid 6s. 8d. for the carriage.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000911-name-160" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000911-name-160" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-160" type="surname" value="BROGDEN"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-160" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BROGDEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective H</hi>). I received a warrant for the prisoner's arrest on August 21st, and found the prisoner detained at Clerkenwell Police-station—I read the warrant to him—he said, "This is all simply because I wanted to work for Ruder and left Rosenthal; I have got the fish; I owe Rosenthal 30s. for it, which I will give him"—he said, "At that time I was in the employ of Rosenthal"—I searched the prisoner and found on him that receipt for the fish.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, in his defence, on oath, said that he was employed by the prosecutor to correspond with Holland and buy fish there and sell it out
<lb/>right; that he had several times been so employed by him, and the last time at £2 a week; that one week he was paid 35s., another week 25s., another 30s., and the last week £1; that he left the service on July 20th, and let the prosecutor take £1 out of his wages for fish he had received; and that he wrote the order produced by his authority, and that the fish came to his (the prisoner's) house by his authority, so that he should sell it, which he did, for £2 5s.; that he was willing to bring the prosecutor the 30s. he owed him, but he kept out of his way.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000911-556-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">There was another indictment against him
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<interp inst="t19000911-556-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-556-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>for obtaining the goods by false pretences</rs>, upon which no evidence was offered, and a verdict of</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t19000911-556-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19000911-556-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-556-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">was taken.</hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thusrday, September</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1900.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALEXANDER LAWS</hi> (54)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19000911-557-offence-1 t19000911-name-162"/>William David Traill Thompson</persName>, with intent to do him grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. J. P. GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">J. PETER GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. LYNCH</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RODERICK</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000911-name-163" type="given" value="CLAYTON CAMPBELL"/>CLAYTON CAMPBELL HARRIS</persName> </hi>. I am a general practitioner, and was the Senior Medical Officer at the Western General Dispensary, Marylebone Road, in June last—on June 6th, about 6.30 p.m., I dined with Dr. Thompson and Dr. Unwin at the Western Dispensary—we always dine there as a rule—Dr. Thompson was a visitor—some time after dinner we went to the Metropolitan Music Hall, Edgware Road—we stayed there about an hour and a-half—as Dr. Thompson was not feeling well, we went back to the Dispensary, from there we took a '
<hi rend="italic">bus</hi> and went down Piccadilly to the Criterion bar—we were sober—Dr. Unwin and I had a bitter each—Dr. Thompson had a plain soda—I think it was about 11 p.m.—from there we went to Challis's opposite, and we all had the same there—we stayed a few minutes—then we went to Brewer Street, to the Glass-house Stores—that was before 12—I asked for a soda split between the three—whilst it was being served the barman said, "Won't you have brandy in it?" in a nasty way—I said that I only wanted what I had asked for, and "I do not want any of your impudence"—he said he did not want any of my impudence, and that he would not have any—the land
<lb/>lord pulled my nose across the counter, and I was struck in the face—I saw he looked dangerous, and tried to get out of the bar, when both Laws and the barman jumped over the counter, rushed to the door before I did, and tried to prevent my egress—I had said I would go and fetch a con
<lb/>stable, and that, in my opinion, irritated him—I squeezed by and got out into the street—the first thing I saw was the prisoner strike Dr. Unwin in the face in the passage—then he rushed out of the house with this long shutter-pole (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—he had not it in his hand when he was striking Dr. Unwin—he struck at me—I held my stick up and saved the blow, but he broke my stick—I slipped back—he rushed to the side of the street where Dr. Thompson was, who had followed us—we were then in the</p>
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<p>street, and quite off the premises—I saw him strike Dr. Thompson with that pole, and he fell—he managed to get on to his feet again, and was immediately struck down by Laws with the pole—I called out "Police!" and "Murder!"—Dr. Thompson, after being struck down the second time, crawled practically on all fours across the road, but did not get to the opposite kerb, and then he rolled over on his back—within a few seconds two policemen came—Dr. Thompson had not said a word inside the place to the prisoner, and I saw no one strike him—it is untrue that either of us vomited in the house, or misbehaved ourselves at the Metropolitan.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am now staying at 12, Brentford Square, Bays
<lb/>water—I left the Dispensary six or seven weeks ago—I have not asked for a testimonial—Dr. Unwin is a qualified man—he had resigned before this accident—we lunched about 1 o'clock, and dined at 6.30—our con duct to the barmaids at the music hall was not offensive—we were not requested to leave; we left because Dr. Thompson was unwell—he made something up for himself at the Dispensary—he intended to go to the Seamen's Hospital—we had no discussion at the George, nor challenge a young butcher to fight, nor get ejected from any house—I had not seen Roberts before—I did not try to go into any club—we were sober—I believe we sat on stools, but I did not notice—the landlord was present the whole time—none of us touched the prisoner—the barman, in serving, did not say, "Give me a chance," nor, "I cannot sweep up the filthy mess"—no foul language was used—we were not requested to leave; they seemed to want to keep us in—Laws was not assaulted outside.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19000911-name-164" type="given" value="WILLIAM DAVID TRAILL"/>WILLIAM DAVID TRAILL THOMPSON</persName> </hi>. I was house surgeon at the Sea
<lb/>man's Hospital on June 6th, when I dined with Dr. Harris and Dr. Unwin at the Western General Dispensary, and afterwards went to the Metropolitan Music Hall with them—we went back to the Dispensary, and afterwards to the Criterion Restaurant, I think in a cab—I had soda water, the others had beer, at the Criterion and at Challis's—from there we went to the Glasshouse Stores in Brewer Street—I only saw the barman at first—Harris asked for soda water—the barman said, "I suppose you mean brandy" or "three brandies"—Unwin said that we did not want any of his impertinence—then the prisoner came up and asked what was the
<hi rend="italic">row,</hi> noise or dispute; something of the sort—the prisoner then reached over the bar and pulled Harris's nose and hit him on the face with his fist—I have been qualified to practise six years—Harris said he was assaulted, or would get a constable—I was perfectly sober—I had not been ordered to leave the Metropolitan Music Hall—we had not been offensive to females there—I have no recollection of having been to more than three places—the landlord jumped over the bar—all I recollected after that till I got out was being hustled into the street—then I felt a blow on my head, then a second, and I do not remember any more—I was taken to the hospital, and remained five weeks all but a day—I now suffer from trouble with my speech, loss of memory and general upset.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not at first see the landlord in the bar—I heard no bad language—I do not remember being asked to go out, nor any of us striking the landlord or barman—I did not seethe landlord's face streaming with blood—I heard he had been bleeding.</p>
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<interp inst="t19000911-name-165" type="given" value="PERCY BROOK"/>PERCY BROOK UNWIN</persName> </hi>. I was medical officer at the Western General Dispensary on June 6th—I dined there with Drs. Harris and Thompson that day, and afterwards went with them to the Metropolitan Music Hall and to the Criterion by cab, after that to Challis's—we were not turned out of the Metropolitan, nor asked to leave, and no complaint was made of our conduct to young women behind the bar—I had a glass of bitter and Dr. Thompson a soda—then we went to Challis's and had the same there—at the Glasshouse Stores Harris asked for a large soda split between three—the barman said, "I suppose you will want brandy?"—Harris said, "I do not want any impudence from you"—the barman said he would not have any impudence from him—Harris was immediately struck in the face by the prisoner—the barman rushed over the bar, the prisoner following on the heels of the barman—I went out, too, and there was a scuffle—the prisoner jumped over the bar—the bar
<lb/>man went first into the passage with Harris and Thompson and the prisoner, and we eventually got into the street—in the passage there were a few fists flying about—in the street the prisoner hit Thompson on the head with this shutter pole and knocked him down—he staggered on to his feet, and was knocked down a second time by the prisoner with the pole—an officer came up and took Thompson in a cab to the Middlesex Hospital—he was unconscious after the second blow—I did not see how the pole was broken—between Challis's and the Stores we had been into another house.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I recollect seeing Saville, but not the house I saw him in—I do not recollect Roberts—I had a Scotch and soda in the other house—Saville was in the same compartment as we were—I did not hear Harris challenge Saville to fight—I did not say, "You b—well won't fight"—no one requested us to leave—I was not cross-examined at the Police-court; I was too ill to attend for cross-examination.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000911-name-166" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19000911-name-166" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS DUFTON</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk, of 57, Charlwood Street, Belgravia—on June 6th, about 12.15 p.m, I was coming down Great Pulteney Street—when in sight of the Glasshouse Stores I saw the three doctors being pushed out in a squeeze—I next saw the prisoner Laws take this shutter pole from the barman, who was pulling down the shutters, and strike at the nearest doctor, Thompson—he struck him with both his hands on the pole very violently about the head and shoulders about nine times—I saw the pole broken, and a piece fly across the road as the prisoner was striking Dr. Thompson—I did not see any blood on the prisoner's face—one doctor, I think Thompson, called "Police!"—the parties were strangers to me—I gave my name and adress to the police that evening, and afterwards a statement.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see the prisoner's coat, nor whether the pole struck the pavement—the doctor was not knocked down twice—he tried to get up and fell.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000911-name-167" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE TRAFFORD</persName> </hi>. I am a tailor, of 46, Brewer Street, next door to the Glasshouse Stores—on June 6th, about 12.15, I was looking out at my window on the second floor—I had a full view, and saw a rush of several men outside the Stores door, the prisoner amongst them—I now recognise the three doctors—the prisoner struck out with this pole—one of the blows caused the man to fall in the road—the prisoner stood over</p>
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<p>him, raised the pole twice above his head, and struck him on the ground—I rushed downstairs—when I got outside the prisoner was going inside his house—half of this pole was picked up by a bystander and passed to a policeman in the house—I saw the prisoner's face—it was not streaming with blood—I saw no attack on the prisoner—the doctors were strangers—I know the prisoner as the landlord of the house.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The lamp is over the public bar—these men were ejected from the saloon bar—I never took my eyes off the prisoner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000911-name-168" type="given" value="JOHN WILLIAM"/>JOHN WILLIAM PARLOUR</persName> </hi>. I am a tailor's assistant, of 5, Little Marl
<lb/>borough Street West—about 12.15 on July 7th I was in Lower James Street, at the corner of Sherwood Street, about 150 yards from Brewer Street—I heard a shout of "Police!"—I ran towards the Glasshouse Stores, and saw Dr. Thompson lying in the road against the kerb—I saw the prisoner with the half of this stick with the hook on it in his hand striking Dr. Thompson—I shouted, "Don't strike the man like that"—the prisoner said, "Look at my face"—I looked, but did not see any
<lb/>thing wrong with his face; I did not see any blood on it—the prisoner went into the house with that end of the stick—I followed the policeman into the passage, and saw the stick standing in the corner of the bar—I noticed wet blood-stains, and told the policeman—about a dozen people had collected—I did not know the parties.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I distinctly saw the prisoner strike the doctor twice with the broken piece with the book on it on the head—Dr. Thompson fell on the kerb stunned, rose, went about two yards, and fell senseless—Laws looked calm and collected—I only took a glance at his face.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000911-name-169" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL FREESTONE</persName> </hi> (398
<hi rend="italic">L</hi>). I was in Great Pulteney Street, and heard cries of "Police!" and "Murder!"—I ran down Brewer Street, and saw Dr. Thompson lying insensible in the road—I took him to Middlesex Hospital—he was bleeding from his mouth and head, and apparently unconscious.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000911-name-170" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES STEPNEY</persName> </hi> (234
<hi rend="italic">C</hi>). I came on the scene about 12.20 on June 7th—I saw Dr. Thompson in the cab—I went into the Glasshouse Stores and saw the prisoner standing on the public side of the bar—his head was bleeding on the left side from two wounds—I asked him what was the matter with his head—he said, "Someone has hit me"—I asked him if he could identify anyone—he said, "No, I could not"—I said, "I have been told that you are the man that assaulted the man who had gone to the Middlesex Hospital"—I had made inquiries in the street and received information from Trafford—the prisoner said, "I did not strike him, and I do not know who did"—I said, "Where is this long arm; who does it belong to?"—he produced both parts of it and said, "It belongs to me"—I said, "There is blood on it, and it is broken; how did this happen?"—he said, "I do not know; all I know is that I have been struck on the head by someone, but I do not know who did it"—I said, "Where was it done, in the bar, or outside in the street?"—he said, "Outside"—I asked him, "Why did you go outside?"—he said, "I wanted to get them away"—I said, "I am now going to the hospital to see the man, and if he is seriously injured I shall require you to come to the station"—I went to the hospital and made inquiries, and back to the Glasshouse Stores—I said to the prisoner that "Dr. Thompson has</p>
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<p>been detained at the Middlesex Hospital suffering from a fractured skull, and I am now going to take you into custody for wounding him"—he said, "Well, I am very sorry he is so bad"—I saw Unwin, Harris and the injured man at the hospital—the prisoner was sober; Unwin was under the influence of drink; Harris was drunk.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner appeared dazed—he was smothered in blood, which was running down his face and down his clothes—one wound was about 1 1/2 in. long, and another about the same, just above his ear—upon my advice he went to Charing Cross Hospital, after I had been to the house surgeon of our division—the house is well conducted as far as I know, and the prisoner is a respectable, peaceable man.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19000911-name-171" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HART</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector, C</hi>). About 2 a.m. on June 7th prisoner was brought to Vine Street Station by Stepney—I told him he would be detained—after making inquiries, about 5 a.m. I told him that Dr. Thompson had been serious✗ly assaulted, and was lying unconscious at Middlesex Hospital, and that he would be charged with wounding him—in answer to the charge, he said, "I deny having assaulted him; some
<lb/>one struck me, and I had to go to Charing Cross Hospital, but I do not know who did it"—Dr. Thompson was not able to give evidence till July 13th.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Drs. Harris and Unwin came to the station with the prisoner and accompanied me to the hospital—Harris was drunk, Unwin had been drinking—I know nothing against the prisoner—he was sober—his clothes were covered with blood—his head and face were strapped with plaister.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000911-name-172" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES CUNNINGHAM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective, C</hi>). I produce the prisoner's clothing, which I received at Holloway Prison.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He made a statement in the presence of the warder which these clothes and handkerchief confirm—they have been in the custody of the police since July 9th.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000911-name-173" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000911-name-173" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19000911-name-173" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS MULLENS</persName> </hi>. I was surgeon at the Charing Cross Hospital on June 7th—the prisoner came there about 1.25 a.m.—he had two wounds, one lacerated, about 1 1/2 in. long about the centre of the forehead; it had divided the superficial part of the scalp, but not gone down to the bone—it was probably caused by a blow—the other wound was similar in depth on the left temple, and about 3/4 in. long—it was deeper than the true skin, but not to the bone.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Considerable violence was required to cause the wound—the collar of his coat was covered in blood—he appeared rather dazed.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000911-name-174" type="given" value="FRANCIS DAWSON"/>FRANCIS DAWSON BLANDY</persName> </hi>. On June 7th I was house-surgeon at Middlesex Hospital—about 12.30 a.m. on June 7th Dr. Thompson was brought to the hospital, unconscious and suffering from a compound depressed fracture of the vault of the skull on the left side, and several other injuries about the face and body; some were incised wounds, and some coutusions—they might have been caused by being struck violently with this pole—he was taken to the ward, and the operation of the elevation of the depressed bone performed—the injuries may possibly, but not necessarily, be permanent—he has still an incomplete vault to his skull, and he says that he suffers from loss of memory and something wrong with his speech—up to June 9th or 10th he was in danger of his life.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The wounds in his face could have been caused by a closed fist in a fight—the fracture was probably caused by one blow—the bruises on the loins and back of the arms might also have been caused by this pole.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, upon oath, said that the three men were drunk, vomited in the bar, and used foul language, and when he ejected them he was thrown into the street on his knees, and struck; and that he did not recollect striking Dr. Thompson.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of unlawful wounding under great provocation.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic"> Five months in the second division.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Friday, September</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1900.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Bucknill.</hi> </p>
<p>(
<hi rend="italic">For cases tried this day see Essex and Surrey Cases.</hi>)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Friday, September</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1900.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19000911-name-177" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, of Edgware—on July 9th I was at Mill Hill—about 8 o'clock a.m. I saw the prisoner and another man—I did not know either of them before—Hare and a man (not here to-day) came up and asked me if I had any money—I said I only had what I wanted for my breakfast—they used bad language, and said it was false—the other man struck me on my mouth and said, "There's your break
<lb/>fast"—Hare then came up, and said, "I will have a cut at him," and struck me over my right eye—the doctor had to stitch it up—I fell in the road, with Hare on top of me—he said, "Do not put it on," and kicked me on my leg—I heard my leg go click, and said, "You have broken my leg"—the other man was a little distance off, and said, "We had best clear out; his leg is broken"—I saw no more of them until I was put in a cart by an old gentleman—after I had gone about two miles I saw those men outside a public-house—about 100 yards from where I saw them, I called a policeman, who drove back with me and arrested Hare—I stated in the policeman's presence and Hare's what I have stated to-day—I heard Hare say that he admitted striking, but not kicking me—he struck me over the eye with a kind of pipe, which I did not see—the blow could not have been done by a fist, as I was nearly blinded.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I went into the hospital on July 9th, and was taken away from there on August 17th—I have been in bed in the Infirmary till to-day—I was taken to St. Mary's Hospital, Paddington, in this cart—I came from the Infirmary this morning—from what the doctor says, I shall not be able to walk for some time, as my leg will never get well.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> You asked me for money—I did not take up this money from a table of a public-house, nor did I see you until next morning—I lodged at the public-house you mentioned on Sunday night—I did not say, "If you want anything out of me you will</p>
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<p>have to fight for it"—when you asked me how much I had got I said, "Enough for my breakfast"—I knew nothing of you previously—I was never that way before until the previous night.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000911-name-178" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD HUTCHINGS</persName> </hi> (587
<hi rend="italic">S</hi>). I was present when Smith pointed out Hare as the man who had assaulted him—Hare said, "I did not do it,"—but on the way to the station he said, "I own I hit him, and he deserved it, but I never kicked him"—he said the same thing after being charged.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000911-name-179" type="given" value="HARRY NEWTON"/>HARRY NEWTON MATTHEWS</persName> </hi>. I am house-surgeon at St. Mary's Hospital—Smith was admitted there on July 9th—he had a out about 1 in. above the inner side of his right eye, which I stitched with two stitches—it was not a serious cut, and might have been caused by a f✗at—his left knee-cap was fractured in several places—that might have been caused by a kick—he was in St. Mary's Hospital until August 7th, and is now in the Infirmary—he will never have the use of his leg again—we kept it bound up till the fragments united and then put it in plaster of Paris—the state of the knee can be ascertained by taking off the plaster of Paris—I have not examined him since he left the hospital.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19000911-name-180" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK EARL</persName> </hi>. I am divisional surgeon—Smith was brought to me by the police on July 9th—I have seen him on several occasions since, but not to strip and examine him—I saw him last on August 22nd—his leg was very painful then—I believe he is wearing a splint now—he is now under Dr. Penley at Henley Union Workhouse Infirmary—his leg will never be sufficiently well to allow him to do real hard work, such as would enable him to earn his living—the knee-cap is broken, which is more serious than the leg itself, and is more difficult to heal—it is broken in several places—one fracture is serious, and increases the difficulty of a proper junction.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, stated that he hit the prosecutor, but did not kick him.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000911-558-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-558-19000911 t19000911-558-punishment-38"/>Five Years' Penal Servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>559.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSEPH JAMES WARBEY</hi> (39)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19000911-559-offence-1 t19000911-name-182"/>Mary Morgan</persName>, his wife being still alive.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">No evidence was offered.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000911-559-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>560.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES HAZEL</hi> (49)</persName> and
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<interp inst="def2-560-19000911" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE PEARCE</hi> (35)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19000911-560-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-560-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing a cycling suit and a pair of trousers, the property of
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<interp inst="t19000911-name-185" type="surname" value="DONNE"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19000911-560-offence-1 t19000911-name-185"/>Tom Edward Donne</persName>, to which </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HAZEL</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t19000911-560-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19000911-560-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-560-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000911-name-186" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000911-name-186" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-186" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-186" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES SMITH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). About midday on August 20th I saw both the prisoners on Holborn Viaduct—Hazel was loitering near the north-west steps of the Viaduct—he then walked about four yards up the Viaduct and joined Pearce, who was standing back in a gateway—they stood apparently in conversation for some minutes—Hazel then left Pearce and went straight across to "The Don"—I saw him bending over the counter, where there was a lot of clothing—Pearce was on the opposite side of the road looking in various directions—I and the other detective officer stood opposite in a doorway—we saw Hazel come out of the shop, look up and down the road, and then walk across the road and join Pearce—they then went down to the Chatham</p>
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<p>and Dover Railway Station—Hazel said something to Pearce, and then went to the first-class waiting-room—shortly afterwards Pearce joined Hazel in the waiting-room—they then went to the urinal—I spoke to Hazel, and the other officer to Pearce—Pearce was about two or three yards from me, and heard what I said—I said to Hazel, "We are police officers; what have you got in your coat?"—he said, "I have some clothing which I have just brought from my warehouse in Houndsditch"—I said, "Let me look"—he took the leg of this pair of trousers from the lining of his frock-coat. which was cut across, and the trousers placed therein—I told him to accompany me back to The Don Clothing Company—the other officer took Pearce—they were both charged with being con
<lb/>cerned together—they were together about 10 minutes previously to going into the shop, and about 20 minutes altogether—Dancer was with me all the time.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000911-name-187" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000911-name-187" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-187" type="surname" value="DANCER"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-187" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE DANCER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi>). I was with Smith on August 20th—I watched these two men—when Hazel was arrested at the corner of the Old Bailey, Pearce said, "I do not know anything about this; I only met Hazel this morning"—we took him back to The Don, and from there to the station—he made no reply to the charge when it was read over to him—I found on Pearce a new sheet of brown paper with these things in it, and this Testament and this book, "Our Work."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000911-name-188" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000911-name-188" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-188" type="surname" value="REEVE"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-188" type="given" value="WILLIAM GEORGE"/>WILLIAM GEORGE REEVE</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Tom Edward Donne, who trades as The Don Clothing Company, Holborn Viaduct—these clothes belong to my firm, and they are of the value of £1 12s. 9d.—they have not been sold—I do not know these men—I first heard of them when they were brought back by the police—one of the articles was on the counter, and one in the fixtures—the articles were in such a position that anyone coming into the shop in the ordinary way of business might have easily taken them—I know they have not been sold, because there is a mark on them, but the tickets have been taken off—I never saw Pearce in the shop.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Pearce, in his defence, stated that he was looking for work, and met Hazel, whom he had known many years, and that they went together to look for a job; that Hazel left him, and he did not know that anything was wrong; and that he had the brown paper because he had been promised a pair of trousers.</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PEARCE</hi>
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<interp inst="t19000911-560-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">NOT GUILTY</hi> </rs>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">HAZEL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at Greenwich on January 14th, 1898, and three other convictions were proved against him.—
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<interp inst="t19000911-560-punishment-39" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-560-punishment-39" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-560-19000911 t19000911-560-punishment-39"/>Nine Months' Hard Labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Friday, September</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1900.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<p>561.
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<interp inst="def1-561-19000911" type="occupation" value="builder and decorator"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY OLIVE</hi> </persName>
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<interp inst="t19000911-561-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="breakingPeace"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-561-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="wounding"/>, Feloniously wounding
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MOORE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000911-name-191" type="given" value="JOHN ARTHUR"/>JOHN ARTHUR LLOYD</persName> </hi>. I am a horse-keeper, of 29, Little Edward Street, Regent's Park—on July 20th, between 8 and 9 p.m.. the prisoner, who is a builder and decorator, was on the door-step calling to someone upstairs—I said in
<hi rend="italic">chaff,</hi> "You are at the old game again"—I received</p>
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<p>a blow on my chest and fell—he struck me on my side—I was taken to the hospital, and remained there six weeks and two days.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I had no bradawl about me—I did not knock you down—there is a board over the door, "Builder and Decorator."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000911-name-192" type="surname" value="GRIBBLE"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-192" type="given" value="CAROLINE"/>CAROLINE GRIBBLE</persName> </hi>. I live in William Street, Hampstead Road—on July 20th I went to see my daughter at 8, Little Edward Street, where the prisoner lives—she is his lodger—he asked her for his rent—her hus
<lb/>band is out of work—we were going through the passage, and he was calling us dreadful names, and abusing us—I said, "You might speak to her husband about it, and not talk to her; she can't help it"—Lloyd came up and said, "What, at it again? You are always at the poor woman; why don't you leave her alone?"—Olive said, "I am not talking to you; clear out," and pushed him violently—my daughter and I went outside to find her husband, and I stood holding her baby on the pave
<lb/>ment—Lloyd went into the middle of the road, took his coat off, and wanted to fight Olive, and went to hit him by the street-door, as Olive was against his own door, and Lloyd put his coat on and staggered against me and the baby, and fell—he got up and staggered back into the road
<lb/>way, and his brother-in-law picked him up and set him on the door-step, and I took him up stairs.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19000911-name-193" type="surname" value="COLLIER"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-193" type="given" value="DAISY"/>DAISY COLLIER</persName> </hi>. I was 14 on January 12th—I live at Little Edward Street—I remember the quarrel going on between Mrs. Gribble and Olive on January 20th—Lloyd went and interfered—he said, "I do not think you are any man to say what you do to the wives and children down the street"—Olive said, "You go and mind your b—business," and pushed Lloyd, who pushed Olive again, and took off his coat to fight—Olive went inside his room—he had had some drink—Lloyd hit Olive on his face twice before he took his coat off—Olive came out immediately with a bradawl in his hand, stuck it in Lloyd's side, and threw it in his room again—then they fell—Mrs. Wright's husband picked Lloyd up off the door-step, and, with a man next door, carried him upstairs—Olive went into his room and shut the door.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I have not been paid to come as a witness—I was at the Police-court.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000911-name-194" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19000911-name-194" type="surname" value="CUBLEIGH"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-194" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR CUBLEIGH</persName> </hi>. I was medical officer at the London Temperance Hospital on July 21st—Lloyd was brought there at 5 a.m.—I casually examined him, but did not find any wound—he complained of great pains in his side and abdomen, and was so collapsed that I had to admit him up to one of the beds—later on, on a thorough examination, I found a fine punctured wound in his left side, in the ante auxiliary line just below the sixth rib—I should characterise it as serious—a bradawl would cause the wound—the silver probe went in 1 1/2 in.—when I left the hospital he was not in danger—he was in danger when he came in—the left side of his chest was filled with blood up to where the wound was causing a depres
<lb/>sion on the lung, and I fancy the lung was slightly wounded as well.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I told the Magistrate the wound could be caused by his having something on him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19000911-name-195" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19000911-name-195" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-195" type="surname" value="WILSON"/>
<interp inst="t19000911-name-195" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WILSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>). I arrested the prisoner in Edward Street about 1.15 a.m. on July 15th—I said that I was a police officer,</p>
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<p>and should arrest him for stabbing John Arthur Lloyd, whom I had just seen at the Temperance Hospital, that the case was very serious, and I cautioned him that what he said might be used in evidence against him—I said, "You were seen to stab him, and the man rolled round and fell down outside of your door"—he replied, "I did not stab him; if he was stabbed it was done by someone else outside; Lloyd came across here last night when I was having a few words with my lodger about paying her rent; he pulled off his coat to fight me, and struck me a blow in the eye"—Lloyd lives opposite—I examined the prisoner's eye—it was dis
<lb/>coloured as if it had been recently knocked—the charge was read over to him, at the station—he said, "I did not stab him."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner, in his defence, said that he was interfered with and knocked down, and defended himself, but did not stab Lloyd.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of unlawfully wounding under extreme provocation.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic"> Several complaints of the prisoner's conduct had been received by the police, and Daisy Collier deposed to his threats and bad language.
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<p>562.
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19000911-562-offence-1 t19000911-name-197"/>William Worthington Humphreys</persName> during the life of her husband. </rs>
<hi rend="italic">She received a good character.—
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<p>563.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CORNELIUS DRYSCOLL</hi> (16)</persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY MARTIN</hi> (17)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19000911-563-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/> Stealing £4 and six keys, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19000911-563-offence-1 t19000911-name-200"/>John Francis Sullivan</persName>, from his person.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HARVEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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