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<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</p>
<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>NEWTON, MAYOR.</p>
<p>TWELFTH SESSION, HELD OCTOBER 22ND, 1900.</p>
<p>MINUTES OF EVIDENCE,</p>
<p>TAKE IN SHORT-HAND BY</p>
<p>JAMES DROVER BARNETT</p>
<p>AND</p>
<p>ALEXANDER BUCKLER,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>ROLLS CHAMBERS, No. 89, CHANCERY LANE.</p>
<p>THE POINTS OF LAW AND PRACTICE</p>
<p>REVISED AND EDITED BY</p>
<p>EDWARD T. E. BESLEY, ESQ., Q.C.,</p>
<p>OF THE MIDDLE TEMPLE, BARRISTER-AT-LAW.</p>
<p>LONDON:</p>
<p>STEVENS AND SONS, LIMITED, 119, CHANCERY LANE,</p>
<p>Law Booksellers and publishers.</p>
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<p>THE</p>
<p>WHOLE PROCEEDINGS</p>
<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>OYER AND TERMINER AND GAOL DELIVERY</p>
<p>FOR</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>AND GAOL DELIVERY FOR THE</p>
<p>COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX AND THE PARTS OF THE COUNTIES OF ESSEX, KENT, AND SURREY WITHIN THE JURISDICTION</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT,</p>
<p>Held on Monday, October 22nd, 1900, and following days,</p>
<p>Before the Right Hon. Sir
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<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; the Hon. Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">ARTHUR MOSELEY CHANNELL</hi>, one of the Justices of Her Majesty's High Court; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">REGINALD HANSON</hi>, Bart., M.P., LL.D., F.S.A.; and Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">WALTER WILKIN</hi>, K C.M.G., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">FORREST FULTON</hi>, Q.C., Recorder of the said City; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOSEPH COCKFIELD DIMSDALE</hi>, Knt.;
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<interp inst="t19001022-name-2" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL GREEN</persName> </hi>, Esq.; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN KNILL</hi>, Bart;
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS BOOR CROSBY</hi>, Esq., M.D.; and
<hi rend="smallCaps">FREDERICK PRATT ALLISTON</hi>, Esq., other of the Aldermen of the said City; and
<hi rend="smallCaps">FREDERICK ALBERT BOSANQUET</hi>, Q.C., Common Serjeant of the said City; Her Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Goal Delivery, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">WALTER VAUGHAN MORGAN</hi>, Esq., Alderman.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS HY. GARDINER</hi>, Esq.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEWTON, MAYOR. TWELFTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—a dagger</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the 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">Monday, October</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1900.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Nine months' hard labour.</hi> </rs>
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<p>621.
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to forging an order for the payment of £2 4s. 10d.</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> another letter containing orders for 2s. 6d. and 4s., the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19001022-6-offence-2 t19001022-name-17"/>the Postmaster-General</persName>, he being em
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<hi rend="italic">Ten months' hard labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>624.
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CAMPBELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19001022-name-20" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19001022-name-20" type="given" value="THOMAS SMITH"/>THOMAS SMITH HEATON</persName> </hi>. I live at Oakmount, Hermitage Lane, Child's Hill—on May 6th I went to b-d about 1.30 a.m—I saw that all</p>
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<p>the doors were locked—next morning I came down about 9.15—my housekeeper had gone down about 20 minutes before I did—I found the doors of the three entertaining rooms wide open; also the front door, the door leading into the kitchen, the door lead
<lb/>ing into the scullery, and the back door; the kitchen window was half-open—some of the drawers in the room were open; the things were lying on the floor—I did not miss anything then, but I have now a list of the lost things—there were three overcoats, one morning coat, one blue jacket, two pairs of lace boots, a leather cigar-case, full of cigars, which was in the pocket of one of the overcoats, a quantity of electro-plate, six desert knives and forks, three fish knives and forks, a pair of candle
<lb/>sticks of a particular design, a silver fish slice and fork, a bottle of port, a bottle of brandy, and other things value at about £83—my house is semi
<lb/>detached—these two coats (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) ARTHUR WILLIAMS was
<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted for assaulting Mary Williams, and occasioning her actual bodily harm.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">No evidence was offered.</hi> </p>
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<p>631.
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19001022-631-offence-1 t19001022-name-22"/>Mary Ruth Gray</persName>, a girl under the age of 13 years.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19001022-631-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-631-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-631-19001022 t19001022-631-punishment-8"/>Three years' penal servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, October</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1900.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19001022-632-offence-1 t19001022-name-25"/>Alfred Fairhead</persName>.</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">To enter into his own Recognizances in</hi>£100.</rs> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19001022-633-offence-1 t19001022-name-27"/>the Sanitary Inspector of England</persName>, in a book called "The Revival of English Agriculture."</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. C. MATHEWS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LEWIS THOMAS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RUFUS ISAACS</hi>, Q.C.,
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">On a public retractation and apology by the prisoner, the Prosecution offered no evidence.</hi> </p>
<p>
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, October</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1900.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<p>634.
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19001022-634-offence-1 t19001022-name-30"/>Charles Westwood</persName>.—</rs>
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<p>635.
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<hi rend="italic">Four months' hard labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Five convictions were proved against him.—
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19001022-637-offence-1 t19001022-name-37"/>William Anderson</persName>. </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Eight other convictions were proved against him.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-637-19001022 t19001022-637-punishment-13"/>Four years' penal servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to stealing eight buckles and other goods, the property of
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<interp inst="t19001022-name-40" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to stealing four rings of his said master.</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Nine months' hard labour.</hi> </rs> And</p> </div1>
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<p>(639)
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<interp inst="t19001022-16-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/>to stealing £111 17s. 9d., the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19001022-16-offence-1 t19001022-name-42"/>Sir John Knill, Bart</persName>., and others, his masters, and to a conviction of felony at Lewes in January, 1892.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-16-19001022 t19001022-16-punishment-15"/>
<hi rend="italic">Fifteen months' hard labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>640.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN JONES</hi> (64)</persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN WATSON</hi> (62)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19001022-640-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Conspiring to steal £75, the moneys of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19001022-640-offence-1 t19001022-name-45"/>John Robert Harrison</persName>. </rs>
<hi rend="italic">Other Counts</hi>:</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. OLIVER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COYLE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoners stated that they were</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">and the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">found that verdict.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">Six convictions were proved against</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JONES</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">and three against</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WATSON</hi>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-640-19001022 t19001022-640-punishment-16"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-640-19001022 t19001022-640-punishment-16"/>
<hi rend="italic">Eighteen months' hard labour each.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>641.
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<interp inst="def2-641-19001022" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS DUFFETT</hi> (28)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19001022-641-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-641-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="sodomy"/>, Com
<lb/>mitting an act of gross indecency.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. C. MATHEWS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Clarke, and</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for Duffett.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, October</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1900.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<p>642.
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<interp inst="t19001022-642-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-642-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/> to impersonating
<persName id="t19001022-name-49" type="victimName">
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19001022-642-offence-1 t19001022-name-49"/>Augustus Wright</persName>, with intent to obtain £3 0
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., his money;</rs>
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<interp inst="t19001022-642-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-642-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>also to three indictments, for forging and uttering three receipts for £3 0
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 10
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. each, with intent to defraud.—</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-642-19001022 t19001022-642-punishment-17"/>Twelve months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>643.
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> a bicycle, the property of
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> a bicycle, the property of
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to obtaining from
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<interp inst="t19001022-name-54" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. by false pretences, with intent to defraud;</rs>
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<interp inst="t19001022-643-offence-5" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to forging and uttering a re
<lb/>ceipt for £12, with intent to defraud.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t19001022-643-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Eighteen months' hard labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>644.
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<hi rend="italic">Three days imprisonment.</hi> </rs> And</p> </div1>
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<lb/>victed at this Court on September 8th, 1896.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve months hard labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t19001022-646-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="sodomy"/>, Committing an act of gross indecency.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MAHON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Padrizo.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19001022-646-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, October</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1900.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Nine other convictions were proved against him.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-647-19001022 t19001022-647-punishment-21"/>Five years' penal servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t19001022-648-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>to stealing a cheque-book, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19001022-648-offence-1 t19001022-name-64"/>Bryan Lee Leesmith</persName>, having been convicted at Bow Street on December 15th, 1899. </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">The police stated that he was an associate of thieves.—
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19001022-650-offence-1 t19001022-name-67"/>Walter Skaife</persName>, his master. (
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KERSHAW</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). On September 20th I was watching the premises of McArthur, Nash and Co., iron merchants, of Shoe Lane—a man named Gibson drove up at 7.35 a.m., backed his van into the premises, and I saw three men loading it; Fuller was one—having been loaded, Gibson drove away—I first saw Webb at the Red House, Commercial Road—he stayed there a quarter of an hour, and then went away, and Gibson took the van to Limehouse—Webb met him at Gill Street, and the van went down West India Dock Road—Webb came there and went away, and came back two or three times—he got up on the van with the carman, and went to Burdett Road—Webb got off at Paul's Road, and the van went on to Bow and Bromley, and stopped at 172, Plaistow Road, Mr. Suffield's shop—it was stopped by a Man named Millard—Webb joined them, took off his coat, and jumped into the van and took some of the property into the shop—I spoke to Millard on the pavement, and then said to Webb, "Come off the van"—he came off, and I said, "I am a police officer; I have been watching this van for an hour or more, and I want to know what is in it"—he said, "Nails"—I said, "Where did you get them?"—he said, "I bought them from a man last night in Stepney"—I said, "What is his name?"—he said, "They call him
<hi rend="italic">Darkey</hi>"—I said, "What is his right name?"—he said, "I only know him by that name"—I said, "Have you a receipt?"—he said, "No; I am a dealer"—I said, "I know you dealers do not always have receipts; come into the shop with me"—Webb and Millard then went into Mr. Suffield's shop with me, and I said to Mr. Suffield, "I am a police officer; when did you buy those nails?"—he pointed to Millard and said, "I bought them of that man last Monday or Tuesday"—I said to Webb, "I have seen another man with that van some distance on the road; I want to know who he is; will you come with me to West Ham Police Station, and explain the matter?"—Webb, Millard and I got on a '
<hi rend="italic">bus</hi>, and went to West Ham Station; I said to Webb on the way, "You hired this van;" he said, "Yes, Gibson was to meet two men at Aldgate, who would take him where the goods were"—he was taken to West Ham Station, and from there to Snow Hill Station and charged—Millard was also taken there, and afterwards Gibson—Webb made no answer to the charge—I afterwards went to Mr. Gunn's, an ironm✗onger in Leyton, and found three tons of corrugated iron, 19 drain interceptors, and 98 furnace pans—they were shown to Mr. Skaife for identification.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Webbe.</hi> You said to Suffield, "I am a dealer; I did not know they were stolen."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He gave me a card with an address on it, 29, Waldon Street—I have been there since—it is a private house—he has not given me any address of a dealer's shop—as a rule, a dealer has a shop or a store.</p>
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<interp inst="t19001022-name-74" type="given" value="DONALD"/>DONALD MCARTHUR</persName> </hi>. I am in partnership with Mr. Metcalfe, as Nash & Co., iron merchants, 55, Shoe Lane—Fuller was our warehouseman on September 20th—we had not put this matter into the hands of the police—I went that day to Mr. Suffield's shop, and saw the nails and the van; they were our property, 2 1/2 tons, value £25 to £30.—8 a.m. is the proper time for the warehouse to be opened, not 7.35—the police afterwards showed me about.2 1/2 tons of corrugated iron, value about £80—it was my property, and came out of the Shoe Lane warehouse—this was a one-horse van.</p>
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<interp inst="t19001022-name-75" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR GIBSON</persName> </hi>. I am a carman in my father's employment at 20, Rose Street, Stepney—on September 25th Webb spoke to me outside a public-house—I had never seen him before—he said that he wanted a van at 7 a.m.; I said, "I will have one ready"; he said, "I will meet you at the stable"—I was outside the stable at 7 a.m; he came up, and we drove together—he got out at Farringdon Street, and I went to McArthur's by the back way, and three men came and loaded my van with some nails, and I drove away—I saw Webb in Commercial Street, when I had had my breakfast; he told me to drive to Russell's, Gill Street, Limehouse, and I went there—I eventually got to 172 Plaistow Road—Webb told me to drive there after he got into that road—after we had got some nails out of the van the police came up—I was charged, and discharged by the Magistrate—about a month or five weeks before the nails I took a load of corrugated iron from the same warehouse by Webb's orders—Fuller and two other men loaded it up; it weighed about two tons—I took it to Young's at Leytonstone, by Webb's orders—I took a sealed up letter to Mr. Walter Skaife, agalvanised iron manufacturer, in Euston Road, by Mr. Webb's directions, and delivered it in the office—I saw Holder there; he sent two men out with some pipes, which I took to Mr. Young—Holder did not assist in the loading—the visit to Skaife was five or six weeks ago, about the beginning of August—I did not go there again—Webb sent me to Bow Road to take a load off a van which had broken down with some furnace pans—I changed the load from one van into the other and took the things to Young's by Webb's directions.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You left me outside a coffee shop at Farringdon Street Station; I went into a
<hi rend="italic">pub</hi> at the corner—there was not another man, not you, who went with me to Shoe Lane.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001022-name-76" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001022-name-76" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19001022-name-76" type="given" value="SIDNEY RICHARD"/>SIDNEY RICHARD SUFFIELD</persName> </hi>. I am an ironmonger, of 172, Plaistow Road—on September 17th Millard came there and produced some samples of nails—I made a quotation for them, but it did not come off—he came again on the 19th and 20 th—Webb came in, and Millard introduced him as the owner of some nails—Webb left, and at 1.10 he came to the door and said, "The van is outside"—I went outside—there was a van with some nails in it—I examined them, and then they unloaded one or two bags and brought them into my shop, and the police came up.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I had not bought any of them when the police came up—Webb did not say that Millard was the owner of the nails, only that they had got some in the van—I said,"Iwill have a lookatthem"—Millard was a perfect stranger to me—nothing was said about the price, that had been given to me before.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001022-name-77" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001022-name-77" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-77" type="surname" value="YOUNG"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-77" type="given" value="ARTHUR DANIEL"/>ARTHUR DANIEL YOUNG</persName> </hi>. I am manager to George John Young, iron
<lb/>monger, of Walthamstow—Webb came about August last with about</p>
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<p>three tons of corrugated iron—a man came with the van, and he came afterwards and said that he had sold it to a man who would not pay cash, and if we could not buy it would we take charge of it for a day or two—it was placed in our yard, and we afterwards showed it to Mr. Ratcliff—about the middle of July I saw 19 drain interceptors in our yard, and a day or two afterwards Webb came and asked me to buy them, as he did not want so many; I declined, and he asked me to take care of them—I showed them to the police—Gibson brought some furnace pans to our yard about a week after that, and Webb wanted us to buy them, but we already had a large stock—he said that he had a customer in the district who would probably take them if we would allow him to leave them in our yard, and they were there when the police came.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001022-name-78" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001022-name-78" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-78" type="surname" value="SKAIFE"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-78" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER SKAIFE</persName> </hi>. I am a galvanised iron manufacturer, of 11, Commercial Road—the prisoner Holder was in my employment up to September 20th, after which the police came to me—I saw some furnace pans and drain interceptors at Snow Hill exactly similar to what I had in stock—I have taken stock of the furnace pans and missed some—I can
<lb/>not say whether any drain interceptors have disappeared—they are made by ourselves—we had not sold any to Mr. Webb or to Mr. Young—I have gone carefully through the books.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I brought from my shop 43 eight-gallon and five fourteen-gallon pans—the 98 pans they brought were tens and twelves—they were sent from over the water for me to sell, and I hired Gibson to take them to Leytonstone for me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. These pans correspond with mine—I took 23 twelve
<lb/>gallon pans, and I believe there were such pans in the lot I saw, but I do not know whether there were any like the five fourteen-gallon pans—alto
<lb/>gether I lost 96—the pans I saw at the station weighed 3 lb. to the gallon—there is no maker's mark on my pans.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">J. H. RATCLIFF</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). The pans and interceptors I found at Young's were the same.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001022-name-79" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001022-name-79" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-79" type="surname" value="FULLER"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-79" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN FULLER</persName> </hi>. I have pleaded guilty to this indictment—I was employed by McArthur, Nash, and Co. up to September—I was in their employ about 18 months—I first saw Webb at Snow Hill Police-station—a man named Perry helped me to load the van—he was a stranger, not a fellow employee.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I never saw you come with a van to Shoe Lane.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001022-name-80" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001022-name-80" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-80" type="surname" value="HOLDER"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-80" type="given" value="THOMAS WALTER"/>THOMAS WALTER HOLDER</persName> </hi>. I have pleaded guilty to an indictment—I was employed by Mr. Skaife between 10 and 11 years up to September—I have known Webb about four years—he was the timekeeper, but left 21/2 years ago—I saw him frequently—I saw the men load some drain interceptors one morning; I did not help to load them—this one pro
<lb/>duced is after the same pattern.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You did not go with the van on the morning it came for the goods, but previous to that you made an arrangement to have the stuff, and only a blank piece of paper was inside the envelope.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001022-name-81" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001022-name-81" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-81" type="surname" value="NEAL"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-81" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS NEAL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">A prisoner</hi>). I was carman to Mr. Skaife in August—I have pleaded guilty to an indictment charging me with stealing 50 furnace pans, the property of Mr. Skaife—I stole them, and went out with them on August 12th to deliver them to Young and Martin and</p>
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<p>Suffield—I transferred them to Gibson's van in Bow Road—he took them away—I did not see where to.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner Webb, in his defence, on oath, stated that he paid for the goods he received; that the nails, iron, and corrugated zinc mere sent to him to sell by a man named Perry, or Darkey, or Woodman; and that he sold part of them; that he had never been to Shoe Lane in his life, and could never, have received any goods from there; that as to the 19 inter
<lb/>ceptors, he went to Mr. Skaife's with an order in an envelope, and told him to take them to Leytonstone; and that he told Arthur Gibbs, the car
<lb/>man, he would meet him there; that he got there just as Gibbs pulled up, and then went to Skaife's and paid Holder for the goods; that he was spoken to by Neal and Haywood about the pans two or three days before they were stolen, but refused to have anything to do with it, and never had them at all; that he had had a different lot of furnace pans from Ben Taylor, who traded somewhere in Bermondsey, but that he did not ask Mr. Young to take care of some Jurnace pans which he paid Gibson to take there; and that they were removed from Seal's van (Mr. Skaife's carman) to Gibson's van, and were his own goods.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WEBB</hi>
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<interp inst="t19001022-652-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-652-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="withRecommendation"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">on the second count (Stealing the iron.) Recommended to mercy by the prosecutor.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KERSHAW</hi>
<hi rend="italic">stated that the amount of pro
<lb/>perty stolen from McArthur's premises during one year was considerably over £l,000.—
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<interp inst="t19001022-652-punishment-24" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-652-punishment-24" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-652-19001022 t19001022-652-punishment-24"/>Five years' penal servitude.</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FULLER</hi>
<rs id="t19001022-652-punishment-25" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t19001022-652-punishment-25" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-652-punishment-25" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-652-19001022 t19001022-652-punishment-25"/>
<hi rend="italic">Eight month's hard labour.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HOLDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEAL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t19001022-652-punishment-26" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t19001022-652-punishment-26" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-652-punishment-26" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-651-19001022 t19001022-652-punishment-26"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-650-19001022 t19001022-652-punishment-26"/>Six months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>653.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALEXANDER WAISZ</hi> (24)</persName>
<rs id="t19001022-653-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19001022-653-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-653-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="rape"/>, Carnally knowing
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<interp inst="t19001022-name-83" type="surname" value="ONISINSKI"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19001022-653-offence-1 t19001022-name-83"/>Cecilia Onisinski</persName>, a girl between the ages of 13 and 16.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEITH FRITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and the evidence was interpreted to the prisoner.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t19001022-653-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19001022-653-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-653-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t19001022-653-punishment-27" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-653-punishment-27" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-653-19001022 t19001022-653-punishment-27"/>Four months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, October</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1900.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Channell</hi> </p>
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<p>654.
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<interp inst="def1-654-19001022" type="given" value="SARAH"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SARAH BELL</hi> (21)</persName>
<rs id="t19001022-654-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19001022-654-offence-1 t19001022-name-85"/>Mary Elizabeth Chenning</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. MATHEWS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001022-name-86" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001022-name-86" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-86" type="surname" value="POWIS"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-86" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH POWIS</persName> </hi>. I live at 47, Redmont Road, with my husband—I knew the deceased—between 11 and 12 p.m. on September 17th I saw her at her gate—I went with her to the Greenland Fishers public-house—we were quite sober—we had some refreshment—while we were there the prisoner came in—I had seen her in the street—she lives in Redmond Road—she asked the deceased to treat her—she said, "Not to-night, Sarah; I think you have had sufficient"—the prisoner stayed there till the deceased and I went out—we went towards home, and I left her at her own gate—next morning, about 8.30, from what my little girl told me, I went and saw the deceased—the night before I thought the prisoner had stopped at her own gate, she did not follow us up—when I saw the deceased in the morning she had a fearful face; it was bruised all over—on the 19th I saw her again—she was in bed—she seemed to be ill—she did not care to speak to anyone—on the 20th I saw her again—she was in a fit, lying on the floor between the mangling board and the iron stove—she was a</p>
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<p>laundress—I stayed with her till she came out of her fit, when she got up and started sorting her work—I saw some blood on the floor where she had been lying—she had another fit, after which she was taken to the hospital.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001022-name-87" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001022-name-87" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-87" type="surname" value="BIBBY"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-87" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BIBBY</persName> </hi>. I am manager to my father, who keeps the Greenland Fishers public-house, in Redmond Road—the last witness and the deceased came in on September 17th—they were quite sober—the prisoner came in soon after—she asked the deceased to treat her—the deceased said she would not, as she had had quite enough, and she would treat her in the morning—the prisoner was highly excited, I should say she must have been drunk—shortly afterwards the deceased and Powis left the public-house, and the prisoner followed them—soon after that I went to bed—when I was in bed I heard some disturbance in the street—I did not go out.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001022-name-88" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001022-name-88" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-88" type="surname" value="LEWIN"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-88" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN LEWIN</persName> </hi>. I live at 53, Redmond Road, with my husband—I knew the deceased and the prisoner—about midnight on September 18th I was in bed—I heard a disturbance in the street—I got up and looked out at the window—I saw the prisoner and the deceased—I saw the pri
<lb/>soner lift up her arm and knock the deceased down—she lay on the ground for two or three minutes—I had to go back to my baby—when I looked out again the deceased had gone; the prisoner was still in the road—I did not speak to the prisoner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001022-name-89" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001022-name-89" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-89" type="surname" value="MYERS"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-89" type="given" value="JOHANONE"/>JOHANONE MYERS</persName> </hi>. I am a cabinet-maker, of 44, Redmond Road—about 12.30 a.m. on September 18th I was outside my house—I saw the prisoner—she was screaming and using bad language—I saw the deceased come out at her gate, and she had a scuffle with the prisoner, who went up to her—the deceased fell to the ground, and lay there some time—I think someone came out and helped her up—the prisoner remained there some little time, when a policeman came, and she went indoors.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001022-name-90" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001022-name-90" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-90" type="surname" value="LEVER"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-90" type="given" value="ISRAEL"/>ISRAEL LEVER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Interpreted</hi>). I how live at 5, King's Square, Bristol—on September 18th I was living at 51, Redmond Road—about midnight on that night I was awakened by a noise in the street—I got up and looked out at the window—I saw two women quarrelling—the smaller one hit the taller one, who fell down, and then she got up and went home—a constable came up—I did not see any more of them that night—I do not know the women.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001022-name-91" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001022-name-91" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-91" type="surname" value="DEATH"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-91" type="given" value="PHILLIP"/>PHILLIP DEATH</persName> </hi> (260
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). I was in Redmond Street on the early morning of September 18th—I saw a crowd—the prisoner was causing a disturbance—I requested her to go away—she went into 57, Redmond Road—I did not see the deceased.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001022-name-92" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001022-name-92" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-92" type="surname" value="CHENNING"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-92" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED CHENNING</persName> </hi>. I live at 49, Redmond Road—I am blind—the deceased was my wife—she kept a laundry—on Monday, September 17th, I was indoors till 9 p.m.; at 11 p.m. my wife went out—I remember her being brought in about 12.30—I was indoors then—I had heard a shout
<lb/>ing in the street—it was a woman's voice—I only know the prisoner from hearing her voice in the street; it was her voice which I heard—my wife made a statement to me when she was brought in—she was restless that night—next morning she left home about 9.30—she seemed very bad, she seemed wandering—she returned home, and remained at home till the</p>
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<p>20th—she was attended by Dr. Fordham—on the Thursday she had a fit and fell down in the laundry—she was taken to the hospital.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001022-name-93" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001022-name-93" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-93" type="surname" value="HUBBARD"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-93" type="given" value="EMILY"/>EMILY HUBBARD</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, of 18, Baythorn Street, and I used to work for the deceased—about 8 a.m. on September 18th I went to her house; going through the garden to the front door, I noticed blood on the pathway, and the marks went up to her bedroom—I went into the laundry, and saw the deceased—her face was very much injured—she went out in the middle of the day and returned—Dr. Fordham was sent for—on Septem
<lb/>ber 20th I went about the same time to the house, and found the deceased in a fit, lying on the floor in the ironing room—I saw blood on the floor—I went for the doctor, and the deceased was taken to the London Hospital.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001022-name-94" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001022-name-94" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-94" type="surname" value="MINETT"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-94" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA MINETT</persName> </hi>. I live at 53, Redmond Road—on Sept 18th, about 9.30 a.m., I went to No. 49, and saw the deceased—her face was in a shocking condition; it was bruised—she made a statement to me, and I went with her to the Thames Police-court, where in consequence of her application the Magistrate issued a summons—I also went to the London Hospital to get a certificate as to the deceased's condition—we went home—we had a certificate then—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—the deceased was showing the certificate to two ladies—the prisoner passed and used a foul-mouthed expression to the deceased—on the 20th I went to the hospital with her, where she was taken under the doctor's orders.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001022-name-95" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001022-name-95" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-95" type="surname" value="KING"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-95" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK KING</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-sergeant, 16 H</hi>). I am chief warrant officer at the Thames Police-court—I remember Mrs. Mary Chenning making an appli
<lb/>cation to Mr. Mead—I afterwards went to the mortuary, where I recog
<lb/>nised the dead body of the woman who had applied for the warrant—I served a summons on the prisoner—I explained to her what it was—she replied, "Yes."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001022-name-96" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001022-name-96" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-96" type="surname" value="FORDHAM"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-96" type="given" value="JOHN WILLIAM"/>JOHN WILLIAM FORDHAM</persName> </hi>, M.R.C.S. I live and practise at 78, Mile End Road—on Tuesday, September 18th, between 2 and 3 p.m., I saw the deceased in her kitchen—she made a statement to me—I examined her face; there were extensive injuries to it—her nose was somewhat flattened, although not fractured, and there was a slight abrasion at the back of her head—the appearances were consistent with a blow on her face and a fall on the back of her head—afterwards she was taken to the London Hospital under my instructions—she was excited at the time—that would be consistent with a clot of blood on the brain.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001022-name-97" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001022-name-97" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-97" type="surname" value="THOMAS"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-97" type="given" value="DAVID JONES"/>DAVID JONES THOMAS</persName> </hi>. I am house-surgaon at the London Hospital—the deceased was admitted there on September 20th, about 11 a.m.—I examined her, and found she had extensive bruises upon her face, and at the back of her head I found an abrasion—it was not a serious wound—on the left side of her head I found a swelling—she had a fit in the hall before she was admitted into the ward—she had 20 fits in 48 hours; she came out of the fits after 48 hours, but she was not rational then—she died about midnight on September 26th—on the 27th I made a
<hi rend="italic">post-mortem</hi> examination—the skull was not fractured; there were some bruises on the chest and arm—inside the skull there were two blood clots—the swelling and blood clots might have been caused by a very hard blow in the face, or by a fall, the result of a blow—the cause of death was exhaustion following</p>
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<p>the fits—the fits were caused by the clot on the brain—all the organs were healthy.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19001022-name-98" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-98" type="surname" value="GOULD"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-98" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED GOULD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant, H</hi>). On October 16th I charged the prisoner with causing the death of the deceased by assaulting her on the early morning of September 18th—she made no reply.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence</hi>: I do not remember anything about it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19001022-654-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-654-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t19001022-654-punishment-28" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t19001022-654-punishment-28" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-654-punishment-28" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-654-19001022 t19001022-654-punishment-28"/>Twelve months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t19001022-655" type="date" value="19001022"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t19001022-655-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-655-19001022 t19001022-655-offence-1 t19001022-655-verdict-1"/>
<p>655.
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<interp inst="def1-655-19001022" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-655-19001022" type="age" value="41"/>
<interp inst="def1-655-19001022" type="surname" value="CLEMENTS"/>
<interp inst="def1-655-19001022" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE CLEMENTS</hi> (41)</persName>
<rs id="t19001022-655-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19001022-655-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-655-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="rape"/>, Carnally knowing
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<interp inst="t19001022-name-100" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-100" type="surname" value="CLEMENTS"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-100" type="given" value="HILDA"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19001022-655-offence-1 t19001022-name-100"/>Hilda Clements</persName>, a girl under the age of 13.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STEWART</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t19001022-655-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19001022-655-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-655-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t19001022-655-punishment-29" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t19001022-655-punishment-29" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-655-punishment-29" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-655-19001022 t19001022-655-punishment-29"/>Ten years' penal servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, October</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1900.</p>
<p>(
<hi rend="italic">For the case of Hayes and others, tried this day, see Essex Cases.</hi>)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, October</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1900.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<p>656.
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<interp inst="def1-656-19001022" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JANE LOVETT</hi> (43)</persName>
<rs id="t19001022-656-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19001022-656-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-656-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="perjury"/>, Wilful and corrupt perjury in a declara
<lb/>tion made by her before a Commissioner to administer oaths in the Supreme Court of Judicature.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SYMMONS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRANCIS HUMPHREYS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">There not being sufficient evidence, of the prisoner's intent to misrepre
<lb/>sent facts, the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">directed a verdict of</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t19001022-656-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19001022-656-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-656-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="directed"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>657.
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<interp inst="def1-657-19001022" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="def1-657-19001022" type="surname" value="LOVETT"/>
<interp inst="def1-657-19001022" type="given" value="JANE"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JANE LOVETT</hi> </persName> was
<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted
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<interp inst="t19001022-657-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
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<interp inst="t19001022-name-103" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19001022-657-offence-1 t19001022-name-103"/> Pearce, Jones & Co.</persName>, and
<persName id="t19001022-name-104" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t19001022-name-104" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19001022-657-offence-1 t19001022-name-104"/>the Middlesex Joint Stock Banking and Investment Company, limited</persName>, £90 3s., with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SYMMONS</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">for the prosecution, offered no evidence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t19001022-657-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19001022-657-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-657-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>658.
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<interp inst="def1-658-19001022" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-658-19001022" type="age" value="31"/>
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<interp inst="def1-658-19001022" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ALFRED CLARKE</hi> (31)</persName>
<rs id="t19001022-658-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19001022-658-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-658-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, Unlawfully obtaining from
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<interp inst="t19001022-name-106" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-106" type="surname" value="CLIFFORD"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-106" type="given" value="JOHN WILLIAM"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19001022-658-offence-1 t19001022-name-106"/>John William Clifford</persName> and others £3 7s. 6d. by false pretences.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKE HALL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001022-name-107" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001022-name-107" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-107" type="surname" value="CLIFFORD"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-107" type="given" value="JOHN WILLIAM"/>JOHN WILLIAM CLIFFORD</persName> </hi>. I am manager of the Black Swan, Carter Lane—I have known the prisoner six or seven years—he was a traveller for a mineral water firm in Camberwell—on August 7th I cashed a cheque for him for £3 7s. 6d.—I paid it into my bank, the Mines Banking Corporation, Limited—I afterwards returned it to the prisoner and he repaid me the money—it was signed "Alfred Clarke;" "By order" was scratched out and "Bearer" put in—I paid it into the bank on the Monday, and it was returned on the following Friday, 17th—I saw the prisoner, I think, the day after it was returned—I told him it had come back, and I had come for the cash—he said, "All the money I have on me now is £17s. 6d.," which he gave me—I had told him I should get a warrant for his arrest—some days afterwards I got £2 balance, and 10s. for my trouble—before I received the £2, I had had communications with Mr. Crane, of another public-house, and with the police.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have been subpoenaed by the Treasury.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001022-name-108" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001022-name-108" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-108" type="surname" value="CRANE"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-108" type="given" value="ERNEST"/>ERNEST CRANE</persName> </hi>. I am licensee of the Rising Sun, Carter Lane—on August 14th the prisoner asked me whether I would cash this cheque for six guineas on the Mines Banking Corporation, Limited, in favour of T. F. Kirby, or order, signed "Alfred Clarke"—I told him I did not know the bank nor T. F. Kirby—I agreed to pay him £2, and the balance if honoured—he said the bank was all right, and Kirby had money in the bank, and he said, "I am an old
<hi rend="italic">pal</hi> of
<hi rend="italic">Jack</hi> Clifford, and I would not do a cheque that was not right"—"
<hi rend="italic">Jack</hi> Clifford" is Mr. Clifford, of the Black Swan—I paid it into the bank, I believe, the same day—it came back to me marked, as it is, "No account"—I applied for a warrant at the Mansion House—then I got a letter and a telegram expressing regret at the annoyance, and enclosing the balance.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not consider I have been defrauded—I am here on subpoena.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I took a different view before I got the money.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001022-name-109" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001022-name-109" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-109" type="surname" value="MOFFATT"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-109" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY MOFFATT</persName> </hi>. I am a tailor, of 38, Walbrook, trading as Allen and Quarterman—on August 15th the prisoner tendered this cheque for £3—I objected—he said I had already cashed three cheques and found them right, and I should find this right as well—he had paid me one on account that had been cashed about a month before—the reason that he gave me was that it was after banking hours, and he wanted the money—it was crossed—I paid it into my bank—it came back marked "No account"—I received this letter of August 17th, stating "I have had a disagreement with my bankers, so if you have not paid it in, will you kindly hold it, and I will call during to-morrow and give you cash?"—he did not call—I received this telegram of August 21st, apologising—I next saw him at the Mansion House—I at first gave instructions to my solicitors to take proceedings—I did not know he had no banking account.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The other cheque was for £2 11s., in payment for goods I had supplied him—that was met—the money for this cheque was brought to me, but I thought it was not right to take it until this case was settled—besides the cheque, there was the balance outstanding, making £8 3s.—I am subpoenaed here.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Mrs. Clarke brought the money.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001022-name-110" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001022-name-110" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-110" type="surname" value="FROST"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-110" type="given" value="HORACE"/>HORACE FROST</persName> </hi>. I am cashier of the Mines Banking Corporation, Limited, Blomfield Street, Finsbury—the prisoner opened an account, of which I produce a copy, certified by the secretary, Mr. Lindo Henry—I also produce a certificate from the Registrar of Joint Stock Companies, that the bank has furnished a summary under the Companies Acts—it is registered—I did not write this account of the prisoner, but I have compared it with the books, and it is correct—it shows that the account was opened on August 1st with the payment in of a cheque for £5 2s.—on the same day a cheque-book, with 25 cheques, was given to him, and his account debited with 2s. 1d. for stamps—a cheque was paid for one guinea on August 2nd, on August 3rd another for £1 to Searley, and another to Quarterman for £2 11s., which exhausted the account, except 7s. 11d., which was sent to prisoner by cheque in the letter produced, and was signed by Mr. Henry, the secretary, on August 4th, and was</p>
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<p>cashed over the counter on August 9th, and endorsed by the prisoner—it is endorsed "Alfred Clarke"—that closed the prisoner's account—I also produce a certified copy of extract from the current accounts ledger, which shows that 17 or 18 cheques of the prisoner, bearing dates from August 4th to 18th, and ranging from 10 guineas to £1, and amounting to just over £70, were dishonoured—we never had any disagreement with the prisoner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner saw the manager when he opened his account—I have not heard of any suggestion for the bank to advance money to the prisoner on house property.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> No advance was made to him—£5 2s. represented the whole amount of his account—if an advance had been made it would have been placed to his credit, and his cheques would not have been dis
<lb/>honoured.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001022-name-111" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001022-name-111" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-111" type="surname" value="PHILLIPS"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-111" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY PHILLIPS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). On September 1st I received a warrant from the Mansion House—on September 21st I saw the prisoner, who was detained at the Old Jewry Police-station by Detective Fitz
<lb/>gerald—I read the warrant to him—he said, "I thought the whole thing was in order"—I said, "I do not know what you mean by that expres
<lb/>sion"—he said, "I saw Mr. Clifford last Monday week, the day I arrived from Liverpool, and paid him the balance on his cheque the same day, and sent Mr. Crane £2 by district messenger, and later in the day I called on Mr. Crane to see if he had got the money; Mr. Crane said to me, 'You will have to pay me 50s. for the expenses I have incurred in this case, but do not pay me personally; it must come through a third person, so give it to Mr. Clifford,' which I did; I have not kept out of the way, but I have been to Liverpool since; I do not see where the fraud comes in; I asked Mr. Crane to lend me £2; he gave the money, and then asked me to give him a cheque for the amount"—at the Mansion House he was asked if he desired to give evidence in the case, and Mr. Crane said, "No; I told you I got my money"—then the prosecution was taken up by the Treasury.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I searched the prisoner at the Police-station—I found 26 share certificates of the Caledonian Gold Mining Company, representing 17,500 fully paid-up shares, with a face value of £4,370, in the name of Matilda Gilmore—I have ascertained that they are not the prisoner's property, that the company is wound up, and they are worthless—I found no record of transfer of the shares to the prisoner—I cannot find any officer of the company; the offices are pulled down—I cannot trace the officers—the last meeting of the company was last March—I made in
<lb/>quiries on the Stock Exchange and at Somerset House—I got my infor
<lb/>mation off the file—from hearsay, the assets are
<hi rend="italic">nil</hi>—there is no record of the re-formation of the company—I have not heard of the Hanavaris Caledonian Trust.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The shares have not been quoted this year.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001022-name-112" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001022-name-112" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-112" type="surname" value="FITZGERALD"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-112" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM FITZGERALD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). On September 21st I took the prisoner on a warrant—I read it to him—it mentioned Mr. Crane's name—I said, "Your name is Alfred Clarke?"—he said, "Yes"—I said, "I am a police officer of the City; I hold a warrant for your arrest"—he said, "I paid the money to Mr. Crane, and understood from him that the warrant was withdrawn"—in the room where I arrested him he took</p>
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<p>this packet from his jacket pocket—it consists of 26 share certificates of the Caledonian Gold Mining Company—he said to Matilda Gilmore, who was in the room, "You take care of these"—I said, "You must not hand anything over"—he said, "They are not mine"—I said, "They are in your possession, and must remain with you until you are searched"—(
<hi rend="italic">These were date September 13th</hi>, 1895.)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, on oath, said that he urns about to raise a loan, and had every reason to believe he could meet the cheques, and ex
<lb/>pected to pay a large amount into the bank, and he believed, in spite of their letter, that they would have been glad to have continued his account.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t19001022-658-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19001022-658-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-658-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 Guild
<lb/>hall on September list, 1897. He had been indicted at the Middlesex Sessions for a similar fraud.—
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<interp inst="t19001022-658-punishment-30" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-658-punishment-30" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Friday, October</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1900.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Channel.</hi> </p>
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<p>659.
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<interp inst="def1-659-19001022" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="def1-659-19001022" type="surname" value="ADAMSON"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MARTHA ADAMSON</hi> </persName> and
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<interp inst="def2-659-19001022" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSEPHINE BELTON</hi>, </persName>
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<lb/>slaughter of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19001022-659-offence-1 t19001022-name-115"/>Gertrude Helen Dick</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CHARLES MATHEWS, MR. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STEPHENSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BIRON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Belton, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. C✗MPBELL</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">for Adamson.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001022-name-116" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001022-name-116" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-116" type="surname" value="ALLWRIGHT"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-116" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS ALLWRIGHT</persName> </hi> (32
<hi rend="italic">S</hi>. )
<hi rend="italic">produced and proved the plan of the Regent's Canal and the towing-path in the neighbourhood of Hampstead Road Bridge.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001022-name-117" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001022-name-117" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-117" type="surname" value="MAISEY"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-117" type="given" value="CHARLES WILLIAM"/>CHARLES WILLIAM MAISEY</persName> </hi>. I am a carman, of 60, King's Road, Camden Town—I have known Adamson since about a week before this happened, and Belton for about two months—I knew Adamson as Martha and Belton as
<hi rend="italic">Mog</hi>—I knew the deceased as
<hi rend="italic">Gertie</hi>—I did not know her surname—before October 3rd I have seen them all three together—I have been with them—on Wednesday, October 3rd, between 9 and 9.30 p.m. I saw them coming from Primrose Hill and going towards the York and Albany public-house—I was going in the opposite direction—they were singing—they seemed to be the worse for drink—I had no conversation with them then—about 3.30 the following morning I went on to the towing-path by the canal—I walked along the towing-path as far as Prim
<lb/>rose Hill Bridge—the Oval Road Bridge is about 10 minutes' walk from Primrose Hill Bridge—the Albert Road Bridge is about half-way between them—I saw the prisoners lying asleep by the Primrose Hill Bridge—I stopped and woke them up—I asked them where
<hi rend="italic">Gertie</hi> was—they said she had gone home with a chap—I stayed with them till about 5 a.m.—we went to sleep—when I left them at 5 o'clock they were awake and sitting on the bank.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001022-name-118" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001022-name-118" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-118" type="surname" value="SIMMONS"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-118" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS SIMMONS</persName> </hi>. On October 3rd I was employed as watchman at Hampstead Lane, on the Regent's Canal—about 11 p.m. I was under a little archway—three women were on the bridge above me, coming from Chalk Farm Bridge towards the Oval Road Bridge—they all had white aprons on—they started quarrelling and using very bad language to one another—I told them to clear off, and they used a foul expression to me—I said I should blow my whistle and get a policeman if they did not clear off—they went along the towing-path towards the Oval Bridge—after they were out of my sight I heard one say, "You b——I will do</p>
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<p>for you!"—it is very dark there; I could not see anything then, but two or three seconds afterwards I heard a splash and a cry of "Oh!"—I ran to the spot—I could not see anything, except that the water was bubbling a few feet away from the bridge—I did not see anything of the women—there is a bend in the canal there—I blew my whittle and ran for the police—two constables and a sergeant came back with me—the sergeant stopped at the lock to get the drags, and the constables went on in the direction taken by the women—I waited until the sergeant arrived with the drags—the body was found about three-quarters of an hour afterwards at the spot where I had seen the bubbles.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CAMPBELL</hi>. I do not know the depth of the water at the spot where I saw the bubbling—the women had no right there at all—if they had gone over the bridge without saying anything, I could have said nothing—a London and North-Western policeman was watching there too—I found him on the bank after the event.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BIRON</hi>. It was a very still night—there are some high warehouses there, which throw a black shadow across the water—there was a barge there, but some distance from the bridge—one had to cross over the ropes, which were fastened to the stumps some distance off—the coping along the towing-path is partly wood and partly stone—it is wood just before you get to the spot where this happened—the wood where it joins the stone is a little lower than the stone</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001022-name-119" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001022-name-119" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-119" type="surname" value="WOODCOCK"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-119" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK WOODCOCK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>, 18
<hi rend="italic">S</hi>). About 11.30 p.m. on October 3rd I was on duty in High Street, Canning Town—I went to the towing-path which runs beside the canal, accompanied by the last witness, who pointed out a spot to me—I noticed that the path was wet and soft, and there were footprints—the canal was dragged by the lock-keeper, and about 11.55 the body was recovered—it was still warm—the woman was wearing a large white apron—there was a discharge from the nostrils like foaming, which is one of the signs which I may be been given as evidence of death—I waited till the doctor arrived, and under his instructions she was conveyed to the St. Pancras Infirmary—I should say the water was about 5 ft. or 6 ft. deep—the body was some way from the bank—near the bank I should say the water was 4 ft. or 4 ft. 6 in. deep.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001022-name-120" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001022-name-120" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-120" type="surname" value="ALLWRIGHT"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-120" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS ALLWRIGHT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). The depth of the water where the body was found is 4 ft. 6 in.—about 3 ft. from the bank the bed shelves slightly, but when you get out 3 ft. it drops, and if you go right or left it is rather deeper, the bottom being rotten.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001022-name-121" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001022-name-121" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-121" type="surname" value="TURNER"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-121" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM TURNER</persName> </hi> (376
<hi rend="italic">S</hi>). On October 3rd I was on fixed point duty in the Albert Road about 11.20 p.m.—I saw the two prisoners coming up from the towing-path through the gate—they did not pass me; they turned to the left down Albert Road, towards Primrose Hill.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CAMPBELL</hi>. I believe women of this class some
<lb/>times sleep on Primrose Hill—it is not allowed—I have never been on it myself.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001022-name-122" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001022-name-122" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-122" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-122" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am watchman to Messrs. John Aird & Son—about midnight on October 3rd I was at the corner of Titchfield Road, Regent's Park—I had a watchman's fire—between 11 and 12 I saw two women coming from the direction of Albert Road—Adamson was one of them—he said, "Watchman, let's have a warm against your fire"—I said, "No,</p>
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<p>outside that chain; I am not allowed to have no one here"—she called me a little bit of language, which I did not take no notice of—she then went to the other woman, who had not come inside the chain—I only saw her back—they went off together in the direction of St. John's Wood Church—Adamson did not seem to be in liquor.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CAMPBELL</hi>. It was a dark night.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001022-name-123" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001022-name-123" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-123" type="surname" value="DESBOROUGH"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-123" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN DESBOROUGH</persName> </hi> (438
<hi rend="italic">S</hi>). On the early morning of October 4th I was on duty in the Albert Road—I saw the two prisoners about 5.50 a.m. going in the direction of St. John's Wood—I had heard of the deceased having fallen into the canal then—I said, "Where are you going to?"—Belton said, "We are going to get a drink"—I said, "Where is your friend who was with you last nigh t?"—Belton replied, "She was not with us"—I said, "
<hi rend="italic">Was</hi> not you with your friend on the towing-path last night?"—Belton said, "Yes; we had a
<hi rend="italic">row</hi>, a ad we left her there"—I said, "Well, you had better come to the station with me, as the inspector on duty wants to know some particulars about it"—they both replied, "All right," and came with me to the station—they appeared sober then.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CAMPBELL</hi>. They both went quietly to the station—it was Belton who answered all my questions, not Adamson.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001022-name-124" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001022-name-124" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-124" type="surname" value="JOHNSON"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-124" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM JOHNSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-inspector</hi>). About 6a.m. on October 4th the two prisoners were brought to the station by Desborough—I said to them, "I hear you were on the towing-path last night"—this note was made by me at the time, and read over to the prisoners after I had made it—Belton replied, "We were with the woman on the towing-path; we were all drunk, and had some words; she said, 'I will jump into the water'; I did not push her in; she jumped in"—Adamson said, "We were all three together, and all drunk, and she said, 'I will jump into the water'; I did not stop her or call out, as it was nothing to do with me"—they were told they would be detained for inquiries to be made, and about 10 o'clock they were charged—a little while after they were charged Adamson said, "I must confess that she pushed her in"—Belton was present then, and replied, "Oh, Martha, you pushed her in, you know you did, but I will suffer for it."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CAMPBELL</hi>. The words I have in my note are the exact words that were used—the prisoners were not detained to
<lb/>gether; they were in different cells—I was not present when Inspector Freeman interviewed them at 8 a m.—I knew he was going to have an interview with them—they were together before Freeman arrived—I do not know who took them out of their different places of confinement—I cannot say if Freeman was present when they were charged.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BIRON</hi>. Freeman did not see them to elicit more information from them; that was not in my mind—I did not think that I would give him a chance.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I do not profess to have in my statement what the pri
<lb/>soners said to Freeman.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001022-name-125" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001022-name-125" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-125" type="surname" value="FREEMAN"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-125" type="given" value="ERNEST"/>ERNEST FREEMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Inspector</hi>). About midnight on Octo
<lb/>ber 3rd I received information, and went with Inspector Johnson and & sergeant to the towing-path, near the Oval Bridge, on the Regent's Canal, where I saw the body of the deceased—at 8 o'clock I saw the two pri
<lb/>soners at the station—they were in separate cells—they had not been</p>
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<p>formally charged then—I saw them again at 10 o'clock, when they were charged—I took down in their presence what they said—Belton said, "We did not push her in; she fell in, Sir"—the charge was then taken and read over to them—Belton said, "It is a shame, because we did not push her in, she jumped in, I told her she would fall in, I wanted to come back, but I was stopped; I heard her scream"—Adamson then said, "We had all had a lot to drink, and were having words"—they were taken from the dock to go into the matron's room to be searched, when Adam
<lb/>son said, "I must confess she pushed her in"—Belton said, "Oh, dear, Martha, it was you, you struck her and pushed her in: I will suffer for it; when I wanted to come back to see her in the water, what did you do? you stopped me, I have a witness; there is a man in it"—they were brought up before Mr. Curtis Bennett the same day—while they were in the dock Adamson said to Belton, "You pushed her in"—Belton said, "You hit her first"—that was said so that it could be heard in Court—the Magistrate directed me to make a note of it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CAMPBELL</hi>. I was not sworn on October 4th; I was put into the witness-box, but no evidence was taken; the Magis
<lb/>trate said he would remand the case—the women had no right to speak in the dock.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BIRON</hi>. Before I was examined before the Coroner I made inquiries about the deceased—she was a woman who drank.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001022-name-126" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001022-name-126" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-126" type="surname" value="MAUGHAN"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-126" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES MAUGHAN</persName> </hi>. I am surgeon to the S Division of Police—on October 4th, about 12.30 a.m., I saw the body of the deceased on the towing-path—she had been dead about an hour and a half—the cause of death was asphyxia, due to drowning.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BIRON</hi>. I found no marks of violence on her.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001022-name-127" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001022-name-127" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-127" type="surname" value="KRAEMER"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-127" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN KRAEMER</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, and live at 10, Hill Street, Dorset Square—the deceased lived in the same house—she left about July 30th—she was 18 years old—I afterwards saw her dead body in the mortuary.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001022-name-128" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001022-name-128" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-128" type="surname" value="WILLERTON"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-128" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER WILLERTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant, 32 S</hi>). I have known both the prisoners for some time, and the deceased also—I have frequently seen them all together—on September 30th I was on duty in Henry Street, St. John's Wood, about 10.45 p.m.—I saw Belton and the deceased with another woman outside the New Inn—I cannot swear who the third woman was—they were dancing; some men were playing a mouth-organ—I told them to go away—the men went at once—the three women went into the road, where they stopped and started quarrelling over something—I went towards them—the deceased said to Belton, "You are rotten"—Belton said, "If you say any more of that I will shove you into the f—Cut"—I said I should take them into custody if they did not go away—they went away—I am quite clear of the words—I was close to them—the "Cut" is a common word used about St. John's Wood for the Canal—they had been drinking, but I should not charge them with being drunk.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BIRON</hi>. It is nothing unusual for women of this class to use threats to each other—"Cut" and "gut" are rather alike, but I am certain of the words.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001022-name-129" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001022-name-129" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-129" type="surname" value="NICHOLS"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-129" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE NICHOLS</persName> </hi>. I am a waterside labourer, and am sometimes</p>
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<p>called
<hi rend="italic">Punch</hi> Nichols—I have known Belton about two years—we have lived together in the same house—she then went under the name of Mrs. Nichols—she ceased living with me about last March—about that time I saw the deceased with Belton—I first saw her in Regent's Park about three months ago—I have seen her occasionally since, when I have been coming through Regent's Park—she was always with Belton—I last saw them on September 26th; they were both together then in Regent's Park—I spoke to them—I was quite friendly with both of them—I gave up Belton's acquaintance on the Wednesday before October 3rd—I had reasons for doing so—I did not tell her what they were, but we parted good company.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BIRON</hi>. Belton sometimes slept on the banks of the canal—my leaving her had nothing whatever to do with the deceased.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001022-name-130" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001022-name-130" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-130" type="surname" value="SCHRODER"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-130" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER SCHRODER</persName> </hi>. I am Deputy Coroner for Central London—I was present at the inquest held by Dr. Danford Thomas concerning Gertrude Dick—I took down the evidence given—both the prisoners were present—they each gave evidence on oath—they were cautioned by the Coroner—they affixed their marks to what was written down—these are the two statements: Adamson, on oath, said: "I am a single woman, and used to do charing. I lived at 71, Kennedy Court, King's Cross, Holborn, for about 12 months sometimes. I have known the woman as Louisa Josephine for about 12 months, but not to speak to lately. I have known the deceased as
<hi rend="italic">Gertie</hi> about 12 months. On Wednesday last we had all three been drinking after meeting in a road round Primrose Hill, and, coming through the top of High Street, where the canal is, there were some few words between us about Louisa's
<hi rend="italic">chap.</hi> A watchman came to us and took hold of our hands, and we stopped quarrelling, and then we went on to the towing-path, and as we got lower down by the arch it was very dark. I stood on one side and Louisa stood in the middle, when I heard a splash go, and I screamed out and cried for help. I heard the poor girl in the water scream out, 'Oh, Louisa, you have done it.' Louisa went to run away, and I pulled her back, and we afterwards did go and lay down. The constable came along at break of day, when he asked what we were doing there. That was on a little bit of green path. He told us to get up and go out. We walked up and got out. Another constable outside came after us and said we must go to the station with him. At the station and before the Magistrate I said, 'Louisa pushed her in; I saw Louisa push
<hi rend="italic">Gertie</hi> in, and I swear it.'"
<hi rend="italic">By the Coroner</hi>:"I heard Louisa say to
<hi rend="italic">Gertie</hi>, 'I have had it in for you for a long time; I will do for you.' That was about 10 minutes before Louisa pushed her in. She banged her in with her fist and said, 'In you go; I will do for you,' and then I heard the poor girl say, 'Oh, Louisa, you have done for me.' There were no blows struck. I did not quarrel with
<hi rend="italic">Gertie</hi> first. We had been drinking mixtures, and a rare lot, together." Belton said: "I have been a laundress, but I have not done work for a long time, I used to live in Clarendon Street, Camden Town; I have known Adamson over 12 months, and the deceased four months; we were together on Wednesday afternoon and evening, and had a quarrel; we got to the canal about 11 o'clock at night; we had all been drinking,
<hi rend="italic">Gertie</hi> and myself the most. I remember going on to the towing-path, all three of as together; Martha and
<hi rend="italic">Gertie</hi> </p>
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<p>were quarrelling. After that I heard
<hi rend="italic">Gertie</hi> go into the water.
<hi rend="italic">Gertie</hi> had been about to strike me, and Martha said, "You won't hit her with one arm,' and then I heard her go into the water and scream."
<hi rend="italic">By the Coroner</hi>: "I saw her go into the water; Martha pushed
<hi rend="italic">Gertie</hi> in; I did not put my hands on
<hi rend="italic">Gertie.</hi> It was all done accidentally, when we were all full of drink. I went to jump in after her, and Martha jumped at me and fetched me back, and laid me down; and we were there, a little further off, by St. Mark's Church, till the morning, till a policeman woke us up. We both quarrelled with
<hi rend="italic">Gertie</hi>, as she followed us, and we did not want her, and wanted to get rid of her. I just remember going down on the canal bank;
<hi rend="italic">Gertie</hi> always slept there, and we were going with her. Martha and I said at the station that
<hi rend="italic">Gertie</hi> jumped in, but that is all wrong; she was pushed in by Martha. I wanted to get help, but my mate would not let me, and I could not do so, as I was in drink, and had only one arm.
<hi rend="italic">Gertie</hi> has on two or three occasions threatened to jump into the canal. We had been drinking in the New Inn Public-house, St. John's Wood."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001022-name-131" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001022-name-131" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-131" type="surname" value="SCOTT"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-131" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SCOTT</persName> </hi>. I am medical attendant at Holloway Prison, where the prisoners have been confined during the time they have been in custody—Belton had a disabled arm when she came to the prison—she had an old fracture of the left collar-bone—there was no injury to her right arm.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners' statements before the Magistrate: Adamson says</hi>:"We all three had been drinking a lot of mixtures outside Primrose Hill. I do not know the name of the
<hi rend="italic">pub.</hi> As we came along through High Street, Camden Town, to the lodge entrance to the Regent's Canal we got a little way over the bridge, when a few words began between us three about a man named Punch Nichols. His real name is George Nichols. That dropped, Belton said, 'Come and let us have a lie down.' When we got a little way down there was an archway.
<hi rend="italic">Gertie</hi> was by the side of the water, Belton next to her, and I the other side of Belton. All of a sudden Belton turned round and hit
<hi rend="italic">Gertie</hi> in the side with her fist, and I heard a splash and a scream. She said, 'Oh, Louisa, you have done it; I cried for help. I saw no one near; the place was dark. Belton went to run away, and I went after her. She said, 'I have done it; I have done it; I meant doing for her a long time ago.' That is all true, I will take my solemn oath."
<hi rend="italic">Belton says</hi>: "Me and my friend
<hi rend="italic">Gertie</hi> had been drinking all day at the New Inn, St. John's Wood, and were turned out about 6 o'clock. We went then to Primrose Hill. Adamson was with us. We parted from
<hi rend="italic">Gertie</hi>, and came back to the New Inn, Adamson and I. When we left we met
<hi rend="italic">Gertie</hi>, and we all came along the Albert Road, and as we were going along Adamson stopped at the corner to ask an old man to let her warm her hands. After that we went on to Primrose Hill again, and were sent off by a police constable. We came off, and
<hi rend="italic">Gertie</hi> asked us to come and have a drink at a public-house next the Queen at Primrose Hill, and we all three went there. We left there about 9 o'clock and went to High Street, Camden Town, and had a drink at the Elephant public-house. We came out then, and went to the Lock at Chalk Farm Bridge, as
<hi rend="italic">Gertie</hi> always went there to sleep. She asked us to go with</p>
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<p>her, and we went there, and Martha got rowing with
<hi rend="italic">Gertie</hi> over jealousy because
<hi rend="italic">Gertie</hi> was with me. Because
<hi rend="italic">Gertie</hi> would not go she pushed her, and she fell into the water. When she fell into the water she screamed. I went to jump in after her, and Martha would not let me; she said, 'Come down here, run,' and I own I did run with her. We went and lay down. Before we lay down I asked her where
<hi rend="italic">Gertie</hi> was, and she said she had got out of the water and gone down the path with a man. I said, 'If she is all right I will lay down.'"</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CAMPBELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">submitted that there was no case to go to the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">against Adamson, as there was no evidence to show that she had pushed the deceased into the water, as her own statements were exculpatory of herself only, and that the whole of the facts were perfectly consistent with an accident.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JUSTICE CHANNELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">considered that the case must go to the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19001022-659-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-659-19001022 t19001022-659-punishment-31"/>Nine months' hard labour each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>660.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MARTHA ADAMSON</hi> </persName> and
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<interp inst="def2-660-19001022" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="def2-660-19001022" type="given" value="JOSEPHINE"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSEPHINE BELTON</hi> </persName>
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<hi rend="italic">again</hi> charged on the Coroner's Inquisition with the wilful murder of
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<interp inst="t19001022-name-134" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-134" type="surname" value="EICK"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-134" type="given" value="GERTRUDE"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19001022-660-offence-1 t19001022-name-134"/>Gertrude Dick</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">No evidence was offered.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t19001022-660-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19001022-660-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-660-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Friday, October</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1900.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<p>661.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSEPH LAWLESS</hi> (24)</persName>,
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES CORDEROY</hi> (28)</persName>, and
<persName id="def3-661-19001022" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def3-661-19001022" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def3-661-19001022" type="surname" value="WILLIAMS"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARD HENRY WILLIAMS</hi>, </persName>
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<interp inst="t19001022-661-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-661-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>Conspiring to obtain by false pretences a candelabra, value £5, with intent to defraud, to which </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LAW
<lb/>LESS</hi> and
<hi rend="largeCaps">CORDEROY</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t19001022-661-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19001022-661-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-661-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. E. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ARTHUR HUTTON</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001022-name-138" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001022-name-138" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-138" type="surname" value="MARRIOTT"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-138" type="given" value="HORACE"/>HORACE MARRIOTT</persName> </hi>. I am secretary of the Music Hall Benevolent Fund, 18, Adam Street, Adelphi—we hold sports in aid of that fund—we send out printed forms to persons desirous of competing in the races—I sent out circular No. 1, which includes the warning that the committee will prosecute any competitor making a false declaration—I got back the form signed by Lawless and Williams—Lawless made the declaration, and Williams signed the certificate on the back—there were 25 events, the second being a 100 yards scratch race for musicians only—the prize was a silver-plated candlestick, value £5—Lawless took the prize away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001022-name-139" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001022-name-139" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-139" type="surname" value="WATSON"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-139" type="given" value="ROBERT PATRICK"/>ROBERT PATRICK WATSON</persName> </hi>. I am employed by the
<hi rend="italic">Sporting Life</hi> newspaper—I was referee to the sports on July 10th, at Herne Hill—I observed Lawless's running in the musicians' scratch race—he won appar
<lb/>ently easily—I put up his number as the winning number in the race.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Corderoy put up Lawless's name.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001022-name-140" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001022-name-140" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-140" type="surname" value="WILKES"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-140" type="given" value="CHARLES AMBROSE"/>CHARLES AMBROSE WILKES</persName> </hi>. I live at 23, Martin Lane, Canonbury, and am managing director of the Tivoli Music Hall, Manchester—Corderoy was stage manager for about six months, and previous to that he was a carpenter—Lawless was never employed at the theatre.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Williams has been there since September last year—he has always been a respectable man—he is musical director.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001022-name-141" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001022-name-141" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-141" type="surname" value="CORDEROY"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-141" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES CORDEROY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner</hi>). I have pleaded guilty to this indictment—I have been stage manager and carpenter of the Tivoli Music Hall at Manchester—Lawless came to me with a form and said would I ask Mr. Williams to sign it, and he asked if I was going to run—I said, "Yes, in the 440 yards."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I asked Williams to sign the paper in the name of Lawless—Lawless was a scene-shifter—he had nothing to do with violins—Williams wrote the whole of the certificate—I never made any sugges
<lb/>tion to him that he should write.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have never seen Williams speak to Lawless—I did not go to Mr. Williams and inform him that Lawless was an
<hi rend="italic">alias</hi> of mine; I swear that.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I am not a violinist; I am stage carpenter—I was quite ignorant of doing any harm—I told Williams that I had won the prize: that was a lie—I will not swear Williams read the document through, but he looked at the front of it—it was signed in a hurry.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He told me to go to Lawless and get the prize from him—he did not ask who Lawless was.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001022-name-142" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001022-name-142" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-142" type="surname" value="LAWLISS"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-142" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH LAWLISS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner</hi>). I am a newsagent's assistant, and I have pleaded guilty to this indictment—I ran in the musicians' race at the Music Hall Sports, and won—I got the form from the Tivoli Theatre, and filled it up, and Corderoy said he would get it signed for me—none of the certificate is in my writing—the paper was given to me after it was signed.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This was a conspiracy between Corderoy and myself to win the prize—I did not think it was so serious—I have never been employed at the theatre.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001022-name-143" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001022-name-143" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-143" type="surname" value="WILLIAMS"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-143" type="given" value="EDWARD HENRY"/>EDWARD HENRY WILLIAMS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner</hi>). Corderoy came to me and asked me if I would sign the certificate. I said I did not mind. I believed he was going to try and win the prize. I did not know Lawless then; I had never seen him or heard his name; he came to me on July 12 th and told me he had won the musicians' race, and had not tried for the other event. On the Thursday night I wrote to Mr. Dowsett; on the Friday I spoke to Corderoy, and told him that I ex
<lb/>pected the prize to be back on Saturday morning at 12 o'clock. I received it from Corderoy, and sent it to Mr. Dowsett with a telegram: 'I am forwarding musicians' prize.' I would not have signed the paper if I had known that he had been going to try and win this race.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not know that the 440 yards race was run at 12 o'clock and the 100 yards race at 12.35—what Corderoy said about loosening his legs was said before the event—the words in the certificate: "This is to certify that Mr. J. Lawless has been engaged by me as first violin for the past twelve months" are absolutely untrue—I did not put those words there so that he might win the competition, but merely to loosen his legs—I did not look at the front of it—he asked me to describe him as first violin—he told me he was going to run in the 440 yards race—he did not tell me that that was a stage carpenters' race—I did not look at the document.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I did not know what name he was going to run in in the 440 yards race until afterwards.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CORDEROY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">received a good character.</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19001022-661-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
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<hi rend="italic">All three prisoners were discharged on their own recognizances.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>662.
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<interp inst="def1-662-19001022" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GUSTAVE GERARD DORIN</hi> (39)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19001022-662-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t19001022-662-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="bankrupcy"/>to unlaw
<lb/>fully making a material omission in a statement relating to his bank
<lb/>ruptcy, with intent to defraud.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t19001022-662-punishment-33" type="punishmentCategory" value="miscPunish"/>
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<hi rend="italic">To enter into his own recognizances.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>663.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN SHREINER</hi>, </persName>
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<interp inst="t19001022-name-146" type="surname" value="KERR"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19001022-663-offence-1 t19001022-name-146"/>William Kerr</persName>, with intent to do him grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COYLE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001022-name-147" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001022-name-147" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-147" type="surname" value="KERR"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-147" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM KERR</persName> </hi>. I keep a restaurant at 50, West India Dock Road—the prisoner came on October 2nd, and said he wanted to speak to his wife—I called her—I would not let him go into the kitchen—she shouted out that she did not want to speak to him—I said, "You will not go into the kitchen," because I saw he had a pistol—he did nothing with the pistol—he held it against me—I said, "What are you going to kill me for?"—he said that he would put a knife in me—he struck me with the knife in my left side—it bled—I gave him into custody.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001022-name-148" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001022-name-148" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-148" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-148" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL SMITH</persName> </hi>. I live at 53, Park Street, Limehouse—I was outside the restaurant in West India Dock Road on October 2nd—I saw the pri
<lb/>soner there—I saw a large crowd—I saw a gentleman in the doorway go away from my house—a constable sent the prisoner away—he came back and said, "You love my wife"—then he went to the gentleman and pulled out a penknife—it was up his sleeve, and he went up and stabbed him in the side once.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001022-name-149" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001022-name-149" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-149" type="surname" value="MORGAN"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-149" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN MORGAN</persName> </hi> (408
<hi rend="italic">K</hi>). I was at Limehouse Police-station on October 2nd, and saw a large crowd collect near the station—the prisoner was shouting—I asked him what was the matter—he said, "This man has taken my wife; I want to lock him up"—I told him I had got no voice in the matter, I could not do it—he said that I should have to—he talks English—I do not understand German—he then went away—after I had dispersed the crowd he returned—I heard the prosecutor saying, "I am stabbed!"—I saw blood on his shirt—the prisoner ran away—I caught him in Gill Street—he said, "What would you do if it was your wife? I love my wife"—I found two knives in his left trousers pocket, a revolver in his right trousers pocket, and five bullets in his waistcoat pocket (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—he was not drunk.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001022-name-150" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001022-name-150" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-150" type="surname" value="HOPE"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-150" type="given" value="PERCY LAKE"/>PERCY LAKE HOPE</persName> </hi>, M.R.C.S. I live in the Commercial Road—I was called to attend Mr. Kerr on October 2nd—he had a clean incised wound on his left side—his sleeve was also slashed—it went through his coat and waistcoat—the wound was clean, about 3/4 in. long and about 1/2 in. deep in the flesh, and the rib underneath was partly pierced by a sharp instru
<lb/>ment—the bone was laid bare—it was an insignificant wound—I stitched it up—one of these pocketknives would probably have caused it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001022-name-151" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001022-name-151" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-151" type="surname" value="KERR"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-151" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM KERR</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I lived with the prisoner as a lodger two months ago—his wife has been with me as cook since about six weeks ago—it is not true what the prisoner says about my behaviour to his wife, and about her going away when I left his house, and taking his furniture and linen—I had a furnished room of his wife, and had been living there</p>
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<p>about 20 weeks—I told her to go back to her husband—I have not seduced her, and did not get her out of his house.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> During the last fortnight I lived there your brother came to the house and wanted to sleep with your wife.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. After the prisoner had offended me greatly I gave him a few smacks in the face.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, on oath, said that the prosecutor had lodged in his house, and had taken away his wife, and that his wife and Kerr went out secretly while he was away from the house; that one night when he was in bed his wife said that she should not go to sleep yet, she would go and see her sweetheart, and was away all night, and at 6 a.m. he went down and opened the door of the room, and found his wife in the bed of the man, who had gone, and that she said that she had not seen him; that he told Kerr he must get out of his house, but he said that he had nothing to do with him, only with his wife; that next morning he told his wife that he must give Kerr notice, and she said, "What! that man will remain here in the house, and gou may go out;" that in the evening the prisoner's wife came against him and gave him a push in the chest, so that he fell down
<lb/>stairs, and then Kerr opened the door and hit him in the face, so much so that he was unable to go out for four weeks; that he went out to the Police-station and then to the hospital, and had his head bandaged, as there was a swoollen place as big as an egg near his ear, which the doctor operated upon twice; that the week after that Kerr went out of his house, and two or three days later his wife also went and took everything, and he afterwards learned that they had opened a restaurant, and that he went there, as he wanted to have his wife back.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of unlawfully wounding, tinder great provocation.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t19001022-663-punishment-34" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<p>664.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES WARNER</hi>,</persName>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ARMYTAGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001022-name-154" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001022-name-154" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-154" type="surname" value="GODLIMAN"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-154" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA GODLIMAN</persName> </hi>. I live at 27, Johnson Street—I am 11 years of age—I remember one day going to the Johnson Arms with mother—it was daylight—I saw the prisoner there—he tried to get into conversation with mother—he did not speak to me at first—he asked me if I would have any ginger beer—I said, "No," and mother threw it on the floor—he then gave me a penny—he said, "Here is a penny; go and get yourself some sweets"—I was looking in a shop window, and he touched me and said, "Come and buy some sweets"—he then took me on a
<hi rend="italic">bus</hi> as far as Uxbridge Road Station, and then to a common lodging-house, and, after taking a room, the landlady said, "I have some suspicion about you," and gave him his money back—he said he wanted the room for both of us—I then went away with him—the landlady said, "Is he your father?"—I said, "No; he is a friend of mother's"—I then met a police-man, who locked him up, and took me to the station, and I was given up to my father.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I did not get a hiding when I got</p>
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<p>home—I was not crying all the time—my mother said I should get a hiding when I got home, for telling lies.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001022-name-155" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001022-name-155" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-155" type="surname" value="GODLIMAN"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-155" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE GODLIMAN</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of John Godliman, of 27, Johnson Street, Notting Hill—I am the mother of the last witness—I went to the Johnson Arms on September 19th about three o'clock with my child—I saw the prisoner there—he spoke to my little girl—he put his con
<lb/>versation on me and the woman I went in with, and we did not take any notice of him—he then sat beside my little girl with his beer, and asked her whether she would have some ginger beer, and bought her a sponge cake—he told her she looked rather dull, and said, "Go and get yourself some sweets," and she went and got the sweets—he gave her some money—then she went out to get the sweets, and he said he felt rather hungry and could eat a sandwich, and the woman told him where to get some ham and bread—he then left his glass of ale, and went out and never returned—a few minutes afterwards I thought the child was a long time gone for the sweets, and went outside, and the prisoner and my child were gone—I did not see my child until the evening, when she was brought back from the station—I had never seen the prisoner before—I made inquiries at a sandwich shop—he had not been there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had no papers on the counter—I did not show you two sets of marriage lines—I was not continually threatening my child and calling her names, and speaking against her—she did not say I hit her with a copper-stick—she was not crying in the beershop.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001022-name-156" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001022-name-156" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-156" type="surname" value="DAVIS"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-156" type="given" value="SAGEL"/>SAGEL DAVIS</persName> </hi>. I am in charge of a lodging-house at 66, St. Ann's Road, Notting Hill—I saw the prisoner on September 19th about 6.45 p.m.—a little girl was with him—he asked me whether I had a room—I said, "Yes"—he asked me how much, and I said, "1s."—he gave me 1s. and wanted to take the child upstairs, as he said she had walked a long way and was very tired—I said there is a kitchen, and you can go down and make a cup of tea if the child is tired—he went downstairs and took her with him—I called the deputy, and said, "I do not like the look of that man; I think there is something wrong; we will light the gas"—the prisoner followed us up the steps, and said that he would go to bed—the deputy said she would take the child to bed, and I said, "You can go your
<lb/>self"—he said, "Eliza can go with me; it is not the first time she has been out with me all night"—I said I did not allow little giris to sleep with their fathers in my house, and told the prisoner to take his money back again—with that I turned round and took the child into my room and asked her if the prisoner was her father—she said that he was not, and she wanted to go home to her mother, and began to cry—he said he would take her home—I said, "Why didn't you take her home before? you will have to see the police"—he walked out, and turned round and said, "Eliza, come on"—I followed—I saw my husband in the street and told him there was something wrong—he told a policeman, and the prisoner was taken to the station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You did not offer to pay expenses to go to the child's home to see that all was right—you did not give me the child's address.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001022-name-157" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001022-name-157" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-157" type="surname" value="PERRETT"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-157" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY PERRETT</persName> </hi> (21
<hi rend="italic">X</hi>). On September 19th, about 6.45 p.m., I saw the prisoner pass me, leading the child by the hand—I stopped him and told him I had been informed he had been to the lodging-house and tried</p>
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<p>to get a bed for himself and the child—he said, "It is all right, policeman; I only wanted to get a bed, so that the child could go and make water"—I said that I should take him to the station—he said. "I don't think you need do that, as I know her mother very well"—I took him and the child to the station, and he was charged.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence: stated that he lived within 100 yards of the child's mother, and had no intention of taking her child.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19001022-664-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-664-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">A conviction of burglary was found against him.—
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<interp inst="t19001022-664-punishment-35" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-664-19001022 t19001022-664-punishment-35"/>Eighteen months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>655.
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19001022-655a-offence-1 t19001022-name-159"/>John Glover</persName>, with intent to steal.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. C. B. MORGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001022-name-160" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001022-name-160" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19001022-name-160" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN GLOVER</persName> </hi>. I am a shop fitter, of 14, Canonbury Street, Islington—on September 19th I closed my house at night, and fastened the doors and windows—about 5.45 a.m. I heard a police whistle—I went down
<lb/>stairs and found Constable Carley holding the prisoner at the bottom of the garden—I found the kitchen window pushed right down at the top—a policeman's helmet was found in the adjoining garden—the prisoner was violent—I looked out at the window and saw them struggling—a knife was found at the bottom of the garden.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I did not see you attempt to stab the constable—you were arrested in my garden.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001022-name-161" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001022-name-161" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19001022-name-161" type="given" value="ADOLPHUS"/>ADOLPHUS CARLEY</persName> </hi> (610
<hi rend="italic">N</hi>). I was on duty in Canonbury Street about 5.30 on September 21st, near Mr. Glover's premises—I heard a noise at No. 14—I scaled the wall, about 12 ft. high, by the side of the house, and found the prisoner on the window-ledge, with his arm through the window, which was open—the ledge is about 3 ft. from the ground—he was apparently trying to unfasten the shutters—on seeing me he jumped down and ran away—I followed him and caught hold of his jacket as he got over the wall; he broke away and turned on me with this knife, and made a little stab at me—he again went over several walls, and turned round, stabbing at me again—he said he would do for me—as I was on the wall, he deliberately made another stab at me—I struck the knife with my truncheon, and fell in the next garden on my back—he then jumped on my chest, caught me by the throat with one hand, and thrust the other hand in my mouth—I tried to blow my whistle, but he knocked it from my mouth, and tried to throttle me—I threw him over, when he kicked me on my leg, and bit me just above my knee—I then struck him with my truncheon, and hit at the back of his head, but he ducked—I struck at his arms, the blow fell on his head, and he became insensible—assistance then arrived, and we took him to the station—there were two of us—he again became very violent—I found this sack and one pocket knife upon him, a watch and chain, 3s. in silver, 4d. in bronze, and a latch-key—he was wearing the watch and chain in the ordinary way—the knife was picked up within a few yards of the garden where the struggle took place.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was not looking over the gate—I was on the wall when you were on the window-ledge—I got over the wall when I saw you, and you ran down the garden—I caught you by the coat</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, stated that he would plead guilty to being in the garden of the house for the purpose of committing a burglary; that the policeman beat him down with his staff, and cut him in two places, and left him insensible; that he had only just come out of prison after 13 years, and had been hunted down by the police for 15 weeks; and that he did not attempt to stab the officer.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19001022-655a-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-655a-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 on April 25th, and six other previous convictions were proved against him.—
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<interp inst="t19001022-655a-punishment-36" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-655a-punishment-36" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-655a-19001022 t19001022-655a-punishment-36"/>Seven years' penal servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Friday and Tuesday, October</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th and</hi> 30
<hi rend="italic">th; and</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday and Thursday, October</hi> 31
<hi rend="italic">st and November</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">st, 1900.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<p>656.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">BERTHOLD COHEN</hi> (31)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19001022-656a-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-656a-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, Conspiring with G. Simonson to cheat and defraud
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19001022-656a-offence-1 t19001022-name-164"/>Robert Rothschild</persName> and others of their goods.
<hi rend="italic">Other counts</hi> for obtaining goods on credit by false pretences.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MOYSES</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ELLIOTT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FITCH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Sutherland, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAWLESS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SYMMONS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for Cohen.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001022-name-165" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19001022-name-165" type="given" value="HARRY OFFICER"/>HARRY OFFICER ELLIOTT</persName> </hi>. I am a pianoforte maker in partnership with one other as the Bridgeport Piano and Organ Company, 78, Finsbury Pavement—about March 4th Sutherland came to me, and asked if I did wholesale business—I said, "Yes; the bulk of our business is wholesale"—he said that he had a large connection among the best cabinet houses in London, and mentioned Maple's, Shoolbred's, and Barker's, of Kensington, and said that he was trying to get into Whiteley's, and if I was open to do business he thought he could do us good—I asked him for a business card—he said he had not one with him—I gave him this slip of paper, on which he wrote "A. Sutherland, 50, Roxburgh Road, Shepherd's Bush," and I added the words "5 per cent, commission," as the terms arranged—he then went away, and called again in two or three days—on March 7 th he brought me an order purporting to come from Rose and Sons, of Romford Road—after making inquiry I found they were no good—I declined the order, and told them so—I told Sutherland that Rose's were no good, and unless we could have cash with the order we could not execute it—he promised to see Rose's as to what could be done—he called the next day and said, "Now I have got something good," and after a conversation he gave me this card, and said that the Romford Furnishing Company seemed to be a respectable house, and I should find them all right—I asked him about references, and wrote at his dictation "Potts & Ward, 69, Great Eastern Street," and "Rothschild & Co., Wool House, Wells Street, E.C."—he gave me the particulars, written in pencil, on the back of the card as to the goods that were to be sent, to the value of £99 15s.—I inquired at the references—the terms were a 30 days' bill for £49 15s., and a three months' bill for £50—the £49 15s. was paid by a cheque brought by Sutherland three or four days before maturity, when he brought me another order for about £200 worth of</p>
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<p>goods—I took the cheque, and returned the bill—I paid Sutherland £5, which was 5 per cent. on the order I executed—I believed what he said about the good connection, I would not have executed the order if I had not—I did not execute the order for the £200—about Easter Tuesday I told Sutherland I had not got the £50—he seemed surprised—I said, "Do you know that the Romford Furnishing Company are no good?"—he seemed surprised, and said, "Do you mean to say, then, that they are a Long Firm?"—I told him I did not want to be mixed up in any question of breach of character, and I did not say that; but he repeated that question three times, and I told him he had better go and get my £50—the next day he called and asked me to go and see the Romford Fur
<lb/>nishing Company—I went to their premises, 17, Wells Street, Oxford Street, and he introduced me to the prisoner Cohen—we had sent two pianos to Wells Street and two to Romford Road, according to Suther
<lb/>land's arrangement—I said to Cohen, "You had better pay me my account and get rid of me"—he said he was not in a position to do that then, and after a conversation with him and Sutherland I arranged to take five cheques of £10 each, with a week between the dates, the first being dated May 8th and the second May 16th—those were paid—the second cheque came back marked "Irregular as to signature"—I compared it with the first, and found it was signed "Louis Ziff," so I ruled out the rest of the signature and presented it in that way—two came back marked "R. D.," and the fifth I never presented—I gave the second cheque to Suther
<lb/>land and asked him to bring me a new one, and he brought one signed, "Louis Ziff"—the first cheque was on the bank in Titchfield Street, and was paid—the others were on the London and Provincial Bank—when the cheques came back marked "R. D." I wrote to Ziff at Romford Fur
<lb/>nishing Company, and I got this answer, signed by Cohen, of May 11th—(
<hi rend="italic">Promising a cheque the next week, as money was slow coming in.</hi>)—I after
<lb/>wards got these letters of May 14th and 18th—(
<hi rend="italic">That of the 14th promised a cheque at the end of the week, and stated</hi>: "Kindly do not push me so; cash is coming in slowly;"
<hi rend="italic">that of the 18th, said</hi> "Kindly note I have not got the cash to pay you; you must wait a few days; I am sure I do not understand your letters, andshall ask the advice of my solicitor,"
<hi rend="italic">Signed "Louis Ziff</hi>")—shortly after March 21st Sutherland asked if I did retail business in pianos on the hire system, and gave me an address, "D. Moss, 26, Upper Maryle
<lb/>bone Street"—I went to see Moss, who seemed respectable, and I drew up an agreement for the hire and purchase of a piano, which he signed "David Moss"—the day following Sutherland came in, and I told him I thought we ought to have a reference or two for Moss, and I received a letter purporting to come from Moss, with two names—I got my bank to ask about one, and I wrote about the other—one was Fuller & Co., 151, High Holborn—I said to Sutherland, "I think I had better run up and see these people," and he said, "Oh, a letter is always better; you write them, and you will have their reply in writing"—I did so, and got a very favourable report—this is the letter I got from "D. Moss, Wine Merchant": "Enclosed I beg to hand you my reference, and if you cannot see your way to trust me with the pianos on the hire system, you had better not send same"—the body of the letter is in Cohen's writing—the "t" in "truly" is identical—(
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAWLESS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">admitted that the body of the</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">letter was Cohen's writing, but not the signature.</hi>)—this is the reference from Fuller & Co. (
<hi rend="italic">Dated March 29th, and stating</hi>: "We have known Mr. D. Moss for a considerable time, and have had several transactions with him. We consider this firm is very respectable. For credit ahead no risk")—Sutherland brought me another order, purporting to come from C. Henri & Co., of 45, Newman Street, Oxford Street, W., with two re
<lb/>ferences (the Welsh Harp and Zeither Company, of 62, High Street, Croydon, and Smith, West & Phillips, 40, Burners Street, W.), in Suther
<lb/>land's writing—the note across as to three months is my writing—he said, from what he could make out, Henri & Co. had come from "France" or "Paris"; that he knew nothing of their means, but understood they had money locked up in shares, bonds, or something of that kind—I said to Sutherland that we ought to have a shorter term—he said that he would try to get them to agree to half at 30 days and half in three months, and I gave him this postcard to write back: "Yes, quite agreeable; 30 days, 90 days.—
<hi rend="smallCaps">SUTHERLAND"</hi>—I went and looked at Henri's place, and found it empty—I looked over the glass, which was frosted over, and saw an old table—I got paid £2 out of the £47 15s. on the Moss transaction by a cheque, signed by Moss, and brought to me by Suther
<lb/>land—I said to Moss, "Cannot you pay me a little more, £5 or £10?"—he said he was rather short, but he took out his pass-book and showed me accounts he had paid—I asked him where the piano was—he said, "Oh, it is at my private house; I had to move into rooms"—that was contrary to agreement—he was to pay 30s. a month—Sutherland said, "I suppose I will get a commission on the retail as well as the whole
<lb/>sale?"—I said, "Yes, if the accounts are all right, but wait a bit," something like that.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ELLIOTT</hi>. Moss showed me from his pass-book that he had done business with Knowles', Fry's, and Castle's, and I argued that if good enough for them it was good enough for me—I was in
<lb/>fluenced by his being introduced by my traveller, and by Fuller & Co. recommending him and his own bank; by the whole together—I paid Sutherland £5 commission because he said he had had a bad week, and it is customary to pay wages as you go along—I went to see the Rom
<lb/>ford Furnishing Company at Sutherland's invitation.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAWLESS</hi>. Cohen had called at my show-rooms when I was out, but I first saw him about the middle of April—he did not tell me he was only manager of the Rom
<lb/>ford Company—the cheques are signed by Ziff—his name appears on the bill heads as proprietor—I never understood him to be manager—(
<hi rend="italic">The witness's deposition stated</hi>: "I made inquiries through Kemp, and received information that Mr. Ziff had come from South Africa with £3,000")—I did not make inquiries about Ziff; all my inquiries were as to the Romford Furnishing Company—I also said, "In my interview with Cohen he said that his signature would not be accepted"—I did not know I was doing with scoundrels—Sutherland crossed the cheques—the balance on the four pianos is about £30—I have seen no document in which Cohen appears as principal—I received Henri's reference from Smith, West, and Phillips by post in reply to my letter, when Sutherland brought me this order—(
<hi rend="italic">This stated that Henri & Co. said he trusted to the extent of</hi> </p>
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<p>£200
<hi rend="italic">with confidence.</hi>)—he referred me to this firm and to the same firm at Croydon, trading under another name—10 minutes before I received that letter someone purporting to be from that firm was in my office—he told me to take no notice of it, and that I should find a specific mark in it; the letter "e" is darkened with ink in the telegraphic address—two gentlemen were there; Mr. West was one—they asked to see me privately—I do not know that one was Mr. Voldner, nor that he had sent the letter with the authority of the senior partner—Mr. Phillips told me he sent that letter, and Mr. West told him, in my presence, what a fool he was to send it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Besides the orders from the Romford Company and Moss, Sutherland brought us orders, for which we were paid—the body of the letter from Phillips & Co. I took to be Cohen's writing.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001022-name-166" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001022-name-166" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-166" type="surname" value="SILVA"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-166" type="given" value="MORTIMER"/>MORTIMER SILVA</persName> </hi>. I am one of the firm of Rothschild & Co., manufac
<lb/>turers' agents, Wool House, Wells Street, City—amongst others we are agents for J. Schinek & Co., carpet manufacturers, of Vienna—in conse
<lb/>quence of a communication from them, I called at the Romford Furnish
<lb/>ing Company, 17, Wells Street, Oxford Street, on February 12th—I told Cohen that in consequence of a letter we had received from our manufac
<lb/>turers, I had called with samples of carpets and rugs to show him—he gave me this order for 34 carpets and other articles to the value of £51 5s. 11d., signed "B. Cohen"—I told him our terms wore 2 1/2 per cent, in a month or three months net—the second time I called, in about two weeks, he told me the goods were delivered, and I saw them there—he said he had another place in the Romford Road, and he gave me an order for about £60 worth of carpets and rugs—that order was not executed, because we were not paid the first account—about February 18th Cohen came to our place and bought inkstands and other things, value £9 8s. 3d., which were subsequently delivered at 17, Wells Street—on March 18th I ✗Received this letter from Cohen to call with samples, and with this post
<lb/>script, "We have met a customer buying for South African firms"—the beginning of March I had seen Cohen at Wells Street, and asked for the £9 8s. 3d.—he promised to come down in two days and settle—on March 26th I received this letter—(
<hi rend="italic">Enclosing bill payable at Titchfield Street Bank for £28 3s. 5d., and asking for delivery of clocks at earliest convenience.</hi>)—the bill was subsequently presented and returned marked "R. D."—I received this letter of April 2nd from Cohen, stating: "
<hi rend="italic">Re</hi> conversation with you, Mr. Silva, kindly note I cannot alter anything in the matter, and it must remain as it is,"and"If you had not disappointed us with the other goods it would have been different"—that refers to the clocks which we would not send—the conversation was that I told him I wanted a cheque, and he promised it—it never came—I received this letter on April 27th, stating: "
<hi rend="italic">Re</hi> your favour of the 26th inst., we beg you to excuse us for giving your name as a reference. This was done quite by mistake. All the same, kindly reply that we are dealing with you"—I had given no authority to give us as reference—over 17, Wells St. "Romford Furnishing Company"—I never saw Mr. Ziff.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAWLESS</hi>. In June I found the place closed—I want afterwards. and found it open—I saw a lad, and waited for Cohen—I went twice the same day, and Cohen came back with me to the office—</p>
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<p>I said at the Police-court that Cohen said, "We have another place at Romford Road; Wells Street is a branch of that"—before giving credit to this company I inquired of Stubbs & Co.—the reply was very fair—I met Cohen about a week before he was arrested—when I asked him where Ziff was he said, "I want to find him myself, because he owes me money."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> When I supplied these goods I believed they were for the ordinary purposes of the trade, and that a
<hi rend="italic">bond fide</hi> business was carried on.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001022-name-167" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001022-name-167" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-167" type="surname" value="ROTHSCHILD"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-167" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT ROTHSCHILD</persName> </hi>. I am a partner with Mr. Silva—I remember Cohen coming—he said he was the representative of the Romford Furnishing Company—he gave me the name of Cohen—he said he had heard that we dealt in fancy goods, and he wished to see them—I showed him some, and he gave an order—he said my partner had called on him—the value was £9 8s. 3d.—the goods were sent—on February 22nd, six days afterwards, I got this letter from Cohen, stating: "Our principal is very pleased with the goods you sent in"—on February 24th he bought other fancy goods to the value of £28 3s. 5d.—they were delivered to 17, Wells Street—before they were delivered I received this note: "February 24th, 1900. Kindly let bearer of this note have box goods and oblige"—I believe the bearer fetched them in a car—I received the letter of March 17th, asking Mr. Silva to call on the manager in the morning with samples of various goods, and two days afterwards went to 17, Wells Street—I saw Cohen—he said he would take me over to a firm who did a heavy shipping trade—he took me to 9, Lower John Street, Golden Square, on the second or third floor—the name on the door was "G. Simonson," and underneath "Patent Self-lighting Company"—he said they were all right, and told me to be sure and go there again—I believe there was a boy in charge—I went the next day and saw, I believe, Sutherland and Simonson—I presented Sutherland with a card of the Romford Company which Cohen had given me the previous day—Suther
<lb/>land referred to Simonson outside as "Boss," and afterwards, inside, as his chief—I saw a quantity of Turkey carpets—afterwards Sutherland described himself as buyer to Simonson—he said he would come and see our goods—he came on March 20th—we delivered the goods to t he value of £53 15s. Id., in this invoice of May 22nd, to this place in John Street—the same day he bought 27 carpets, value £19 16s., which were delivered the same month—Sutherland came on several occasions—before May 24th he ordered 12 carpets, value £30—they were delivered by carriers—about June 1st he bought 15 rugs, value £3 2s.; and about June 12th 10 rugs and other articles, value £13 4s. 11d., all ordered by Sutherland, and sent to Simonson—on March 20th I bought of Simonson, through Sutherland, goods to the amount of £3 14s., and on April 19th goods to the value of £7 8s., making £11 2s., discount 5s. 6d., and this is the receipt for £10 16s. 6d.—we subsequently returned them and got a cheque for the amount, which was paid—I got no other payment—we delivered goods to the value of about £130—1 went on two occasions to 17, Wells Street—on April 13th I asked for a cheque for £28 3s. 5d.—this acceptance of Louis Ziff was then running—I said my principal did not like giving so long credit for samples the first lot—Simonson said it would have to stay as it was, as he had some very heavy amounts to pay</p>
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<p>for pianos—I believe that I supplied these goods in the ordinary way of trade to what I believed were proper trading concerns, or I would not have supplied them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ELLIOTT</hi>. I did not know Sutherland when I called in Lower John Street in March—I had not spoken to Simonson before—I saw them both in the same room—Simonson was of medium height, fairly stout, and fair, with fair moustache; he looked most respect
<lb/>able—I went out with him for refreshments—I discussed business matters with Sutherland—I was under the impression that Simonson was the princi
<lb/>pal—Sutherland said, "I am buyer for Simonson"—no £19 6s. was received, to my knowledge—all the goods were ordered through the post—the first payment became due the beginning of June.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAWLESS</hi>. The bill was signed by Ziff—I always looked upon Cohen as the proprietor—he represented himself as the man
<lb/>ager.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I saw Simonson once—all through the transactions I saw Sutherland.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001022-name-168" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001022-name-168" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-168" type="surname" value="REISDORF"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-168" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH REISDORF</persName> </hi>. I am married, and live at 33, Huntley Street, Tottenham Court Road—I formerly lived at 46, Upper Marylebone Street—in December last a man called, D. Moss, and afterwards Frankie took the shop and basement at 46, at 25s. a week—the name put up was D. Moss—a man called Erstling served—Erstling paid the rent—Erstling came first, and took the shop from another man, who turned ont to be D. Moss—I only saw him in the shop reading and writing letters—I asked Erstling who he was, and he said he was the man who read and wrote the letters for him—I saw him almost every day.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAWLESS</hi> I saw him sometimes in the forenoon and sometimes in the afternoon—the men were foreigners—I am German—Moss spoke German with an Austrian accent.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001022-name-169" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001022-name-169" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-169" type="surname" value="CHAPMAN"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-169" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CHAPMAN</persName> </hi>. I carry on business with my father at 94 Leadenhall Street, as Chapman and Chapman, piano importers for Ernest Kraust, piano manufacturers, Berlin—in consequence of a communication front Kraust I went to 17, Wells Street about February 14th—I told Cohen that our firm had received a communication from Berlin, and I had come to give him prices and particulars of pianos—he said "Yes," that was all right, and I handed him a trade list—he gave me an order by poet tor one piano for £19 15s. 9d.—I named the terms, discount 2 1/2 per cent., or an acceptance of three months—he gave me this acceptance drawn on Ziff, the Romford Furnishing Co.—he told me he was manager for Ziff—he gave me a card with his name written on the back as manager—the piano was delivered—the bill was presented at maturity—it came back dishonoured—on March 5th I saw Cohen, and at one interview he said the goods were satisfactory, and that he could do 25 pianos a year—he gave me an order for two piano one at £20 7s. 9d., and the other £18—the first of these I sent by the carman, the second I did not deliver—he called on me with Sutherland—he said, "This is Mr. Williams," and that he was buyer for G. Simonson, of Lower John Street—Williams looked at the goods and ordered a fourth piano for about, £20, to be sent to Simonson, at 9, L2ower John Street—that was delivered—for it I got an acceptance which was also dishonoured</p>
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<p>at maturity—I got three bills—the first bill I had was for £20 12s. 6d., which was met—early in J une I went to 17, Wells Street on three occasions within business hours—the first time the premises were closed—the second time I saw a young fellow with a moustache—I asked for Mr. Cohen—he said Mr. Cohen was out, and that he could not say when he would be in—the third time I went the premises were closed—I have never been paid the £39 15s. 9d. due for pianos—on one occasion I asked Cohen if his friend Williams (
<hi rend="italic">Sutherland</hi>) proposed to have his pianos delivered in John Street, as he had a sma✗ front office on the second floor, and there was a very steep staircase, and I thought it was impossible to take the piano there—Cohen or someone said he thought there was a warehouse at the back—he skid, "They do a fair business with me"—I asked Cohen to ask Williams to write me as to where the piano was to be delivered, and he said he would do so—the following day I received a letter from Simonson, cancelling that order—I believed these firms were carrying on business in the ordinary way, and that the goods were required for ordinary trade, or I would not have let them go.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAWLESS</hi>. Before dealing with these firms I made inquiries through Stubbs—I took Cohen to be the manager—I never saw him after the middle of May—after that I saw a younger man, about 20.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001022-name-170" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001022-name-170" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-170" type="surname" value="WEITHERDT"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-170" type="given" value="FRITZ"/>FRITZ WEITHERDT</persName> </hi>. I am one of the firm of Weitherdt and Naumann, of 15, Farringdon Avenue—in April we advertised for a traveller, and received this letter from E. Sutherland—the prisoner afterwards called and produced two letters I sent him the day before—after a conversation I engaged him as a traveller at 10 per cent, commission on invoice prices, or a little more if he got extra prices—on April 9th we received this letter, ordering musical boxes to be sent to the Romford Furnishing Com
<lb/>pany—I was not satisfied with the references given in the letter of April 30th from Sutherland of E. Melser, 73, Milton Street, E.C., and A. E. Benlian Brothers, 29, New Street, and stopped the goods—on April 24th I got a letter from Sutherland, cancelling the order for the Romford Company.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ELLIOTT</hi>. We wrote Sutherland on May 11th, in answer to his letter cancelling order, that we should be glad to sell what we had in stock—we should have executed orders for good firms.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001022-name-171" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001022-name-171" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-171" type="surname" value="CULLUM"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-171" type="given" value="HENRY JOHN"/>HENRY JOHN CULLUM</persName> </hi>. I trade with Mr. Blankenstein at 135, Fins
<lb/>bury Pavement, as pianoforte importers—I received this letter of March 14th from the Romford Furnishing Company, B. Cohen asking for catalogue and terms, which we sent a few days afterwards—on April 18th the prisoner called—Cohen produced a card, and said he had come in answer to our letter, and that he wished to fee pianos referred to in our list at £18 to £19—after inspcting pianos in the upper and lower show-rooms they conversed together, and Cohen, who was the spoke✗man, ordered one instrument that was up3taira, and one that was downstairs, at £18 10s. and £19—1 was asked the terms, and I said 5 per cent, cash, 2£ per cent, at a month or a three months' bill if credit terms were accepted; but as usual, the first transaction would be cash—in walking round the show-room Cohen said that in the event of requiring credit they would require six months—I said, "In that case we must have references,"</p>
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<p>and that we had to be very ✗cautious with new customers, in case we got hold of people who were no good—Cohen asked for a pencil, and wrote "Melser" and another name on this card—the first name I would not take, as we had had transactions and found them unsatisfactory—I took the name of the Bridgeport Organ Company, but required a second reference, when, after consultation with Sutherland, he gave me Benlian—I after
<lb/>wards made inquiries—I wrote the letter of May 7th to Mr. L. Ziff, of the Romford Furnishing Company—(
<hi rend="italic">Asking for £18 11s. 6d. cash for one piano</hi>)—I received this answer of May 14th, signed "Louis Ziff"—(
<hi rend="italic">Stating</hi>: "You will receive cheque amounting to£18 on delivery.")—on the 6th we sent one piano, value £18, by van—Batchelor was the carman—he did not bring back a cheque or the money—I sent one of our clerks to 17, Wells Street, and in a day or so went myself—I saw a young fellow of 18 or 20—I asked to see Mr. Ziff—I suggested waiting an hour, half a day, and then a day—I waited same time, and saw neither of the prisoners—I have never had any portion of the money—I wrote a letter of May 17th to Mr. Ziff, of 17, Wells Street, but I got no answer—I believed the transaction was legitimate, or I would not have parted with the goods.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ELLIOTT</hi>. Sutherland spoke to me, but it was practically taking up the conversation of Cohen.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAWLESS</hi>. The Bridgeport Company carry on business opposite us—I dealt with Cohen, of the Romford Company, whether he was Ziff or Cohen.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001022-name-172" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001022-name-172" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-172" type="surname" value="BATCHELOR"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-172" type="given" value="JOHN THOMAS"/>JOHN THOMAS BATCHELOR</persName> </hi>. I live at 12, Ark Street, Hoxton—I am a carman, employed by Patten & Co.—on March 20th I delivered a piano at 17, Wells Street, and produce the receipt, signed "Bertha Cohen"—on May 16th I delivered another piano there from Bienkenstein's—this is the signature—the receipt was taken away and brought back signed—I told the people I was to receive the money before leaving the piano—I could not get the money, and the piano was taken in.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAWLESS</hi>. I delivered the piano at Wells Street about 3.30 or 4 p.m.—the receipt was given to me by a woman—I did not see Cohen there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001022-name-173" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001022-name-173" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-173" type="surname" value="GILLHAM"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-173" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE GILLHAM</persName> </hi>. I am an upholsterer, of 63, Primrose Hill, Ton
<lb/>bridge—on February 16th I received through Mr. Poole, our London agent, this letter, inquiring if I would deliver goods to the Romford Furnishing Company, and enclosing a reference to Fuller & Co., 151, High Holborn, to whom I wrote on the 17th, and received this reply—(
<hi rend="italic">This stated that Mr. Ziff had been known to them some time; that accounts were paid promptly, and that they trusted them to the extent of £150.</hi>)—I wrote to the Romford Company, and asked for another reference—I received this answer from B. Cohen, asking for samples of coverings, and enclosing references to Peterson Brothers, 219, Euston Road, and the Economic Bank, Old Broad Street—I wrote to Peterson, and received this reply—(
<hi rend="italic">Stating that they had opened an account with the Romford Company about five months; that the, firm had met their payments, and they considered them trustworthy, and no risk for credit asked.</hi>)—in con
<lb/>sequence of those references I supplied the Romford Company at 17, Wells Street, with a suite of furniture on March 6th, amounting to £19 8s.—on March 13th I received this letter from B. Cohen, manager,</p>
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<p>enclosing a two months' bill, "For settlement of my account," "as cash is coming in slowly"—the bill was dishonoured—I have not received a penny piece.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAWLESS</hi>. I made an inquiry through my bank—I did not get a satisfactory answer—I was told that persons preferred to do cash with this firm, that Ziff had an account at the Economic Bank, but that it had been closed, as far as I remember—they said he was respectable.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001022-name-174" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001022-name-174" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-174" type="surname" value="ALBURY"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-174" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER ALBURY</persName> </hi>. I am a carman, employed by the South-Eastern Railway Company—I live at 24, Cooper's Road, Old Kent Road—on March 10th I delivered a crate of goods from Mr. Gillham, of Tonbridge, to the Romford Furnishing Company, 17, Wells Street—this is the delivery-sheet, signed "B. Cohen."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001022-name-175" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001022-name-175" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-175" type="surname" value="CAUDELL"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-175" type="given" value="EDWARD JAMES"/>EDWARD JAMES CAUDELL</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk to Debenham & Freebody, silk mercers, Welbeck Street—I received this letter, dated from 9, Lower John Street, and signed by Simonson, and ordering hose—I replied, asking for references, and received the name of Benlian Brothers, of New Street, Bishopsgate Street, whom I wrote, and got this reply, of June 21st—(
<hi rend="italic">Stating that they had given Simonson credit for over £100, payment had been regular, but with regard to the amount of his capital they had no knowledge.</hi>)—I wrote at the bottom, "£10 strictly, 31/2 percent., if any order," as I was not quite satisfied, and intended to limit the order, and I said to Mr. Sutherland when he called, "I will let you have goods up to £10; if you want anything more you will have to give me references to other firms; I never open accounts with one reference only"—on June 22nd Mr. Sutherland called while I was on the telephone inquiring in the City if anyone knew the firm—I told him he might go round the house and select goods to the amount of £10, and he did so—I said they were to be paid for by July 10th, the discount to be 3 1/2 per cent.—the account was £7 15s. 3d.—he did not pay on the 10th, and I had a state
<lb/>ment sent on August 8th, and he called and paid cash.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ELLIOTT</hi>. I make no charge—I simply give evidence.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001022-name-176" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001022-name-176" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-176" type="surname" value="GOODCHILD"/>
<interp inst="t19001022-name-176" type="given" value="GEORGE WILLIAM"/>GEORGE WILLIAM GOODCHILD</persName> </hi>. I live at 67, Spool Road, Bromley—I travel for Mappin & Webb, of Oxford Street—on June 20th I received this letter, signed "Simonson"—(
<hi rend="italic">Asking for samples of fish knives and forks on approval</hi>)—I called at 9, Lower John Street, and saw Sutherland—I asked for Mr. Simonson—he said he was not in, and would I call again, he might be back—I said I would call in about two hours, and would he mind my leaving the samples—I left them, and called within the hour—Sutherland said that Mr. Simonson had not arrived, but the goods were for a customer, and he knew as much about it as Mr. Simon
<lb/>son, or something to that effect; that he would submit the samples to their customer, and would let us know either that night or the next morning—I left two cases, which contained 12 pairs of silver fish eaters and two cases of fish carvers, value £29 6s.; also four loose pairs of fish eaters, which I had taken from cases as samples—the cases were opened out, and I found the goods on the counter—on June 21st Sutherland called with the four loose pairs of fish eaters, value 8 guineas—he ordered 12 pairs of fish eaters to match one of the pairs he had returned, which,</p>
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<p>with other goods, are of the value of £15—I did not examine the order—I told him the first day I saw him I should require references or cash on delivery—I had a reference to a bank in Regent Street, which I took up—he never returned the cases of goods—I called twice afterwards within a week, between 10 and 12 in the day, but the place was locked up—I believed this was
<hi rend="italic">bona fide</hi> business, or I should not have left the goods—I received this letter, signed "G. Simonson, pp. A. S.," in reply to my complaint of June 28th—(
<hi rend="italic">This stated that Mr. Simonson was on the Continent, and if Mappin and Webb wished cash the goods must remain till his principal called or sent to them.</hi>)—I believe the police have the goods—we have not been paid.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ELLIOTT</hi>. I have heard that the goods were handed over to the police, for the prosecution.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001022-name-177" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001022-name-177" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19001022-name-177" type="given" value="NORMAN"/>NORMAN MARPLE</persName> </hi>. I am a partner with my father as Marple & Son at 57, Holborn Viaduct—we are agents for the Crawford Cycle Company—I received this letter of March 7th from the Romford Furnishing Com
<lb/>pany, B. Cohen, asking for catalogue, which I sent—I received the letter of March 12th, asking for four sample bicycles, and enclosing references to Fuller & Co., 151, High Holborn, and G. Simonson, Esq., 9, Lower John Street, Golden Square—Fuller & Co. reported favourably—from Simonson I got no reply—I was not satisfied, and did not supply the goods.</p>
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<interp inst="t19001022-name-178" type="given" value="JOSE WALTER"/>JOSE WALTER BELLWOOD</persName> </hi>. I am a salesman to Mr. F. C. Ostler, china and glass dealers, of 10, Oxford Street—I received this letter of June 29th, signed "G. Simondson, pp. of A. S.," ordering a dozen tumblers, a dozen sherry glasses, and other goods, to be despatched within the week—the same day I took samples of glass goods to 9, Lower Jchn Street—I asked to see Mr. Simonson—I saw Sutherland—I showed him the letter—he said he knew all about it, that Mr. Simonson was not in, and sug
<lb/>gested I should leave the samples till the following day; Mr. Simonson would be there about 11, and that I should call about 11.30—I left the samples for that night—I called the following day about 11.30—he said Mr. Simonson had not arrived—J told him the terms were 15 per cent, at a month—the next day Sutherland called in Oxford Street, and gave me an order for glass to the value of £13 18s.—I asked him for references, as we had not his name on our books—he offered me a bank reference—I said that we preferred trade references—he gave me the name of Benlian, of New Street, Bishopsgate—the goods were subse
<lb/>quently delivered to 9, Lower John Street—we send statements out the first of every month—the goods were paid for about August 8th.</p>
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<interp inst="t19001022-name-179" type="given" value="GUSTAV"/>GUSTAV VINTSCHGER</persName> </hi>. I am employed by Herman, Hilborough, Markt & Co., of 25 and 26, Shoe Lane—they are agents of the Monarch Cycle Company—I received this letter of March 2nd from the Romford Furnishing Company, B. Cohen, asking for a catalogue, lowest quotations and terms at earliest convenience—I sent a reply, and got this answer, stating, "We beg to state that we intend to sell cycles at both our branches, and if you suit us well we can promise you a good turnover"—I there upon went to 17, Wells Street—I gave Cohen a catalogue, and we began to discuss the prices—1 told him the best thing was to call and see the cycles—Cohen called next day, and gave me his card as "L. Ziff"—he</p>
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<p>said, "I am the proprietor of the Romford Furnishing Company"—I showed him three cycles—he gave me an order for eight machines, amounting to £60—I asked him for two references—he gave me the names of Fuller & Co. and Potts & Ward—I wrote and got this answer on March 8th from Fuller & Co.—(
<hi rend="italic">Stating that they had known L. Ziff, the proprietor of the Romford Company, for a consider able time; that they had had several, transactions with him, which were met promptly, and they considered the firm respectable and trustworthy to the extent of £100.</hi>)—I also received this letter from Potts & Ward, of 09, Great Eastern Street, dated March 8th, "Re Romford Company, the proprietor, L. Ziff, opened an account with us in November last of £60, paid prompt cash £40, and the balance shortly after. He has since had one or two small transactions which he has discounted: we can give you no information with regard to his financial position, as we know nothing about that"—the machines were to be delivered quickly—after those two references I delivered two machines the following Friday, March 9th, as he wanted them in a special hurry—the value was £16—I wrote for a further reference, and on March 13th, I received a letter from the "Romford Furnishing Company, B. Cohen"—(
<hi rend="italic">Stating that the company had £1,200 of stock at both branches; that the, debts did not exceed £240; and that the new branch required credit; the reference being to G. Simonson, of 9, Lower John Street, Golden Square</hi>)—I wrote to G. Simonson, and got this answer—(
<hi rend="italic">Stating that the company had paid him a small account, but he knew nothing about their means.</hi>)—I declined to send the other machines—subsequently one of the machines was returned—I never got any money.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAWLESS</hi>. The reference being doubtful, we called for the machines., and there was only one there—we lost £8—I saw the same man both days, whether he calls himself Ziff or Cohen—I know him as Ziff—he said something to the effect that he could not agree to terms until he had consulted his principals—I saw another man at Wells Street, of middle age, or rather about 27—that was the first time—I cannot speak to ages—he had a bit of black beard—I did not hear his name mentioned.</p>
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<interp inst="t19001022-name-180" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT HANNINGTON</persName> </hi>. I am a dealer in pianofortes at 9, Dorset Street—in consequence of a call at my place and a letter in April, I went to 17, Walls Street, and Cohen came to me on April 26th—he gave me a card, and I showed him my stock of pianos—he gave me an order for three—I asked him for referencesor cash—he wrote on this card "E. Melser, and R. Rothschild"—he arranged to pay cash in 30 days—he wanted the pianos that week—I told him if the references were satisfactory we should deliver—I got this answer from Melser—(
<hi rend="italic">Stating that he had received £30 in cash and given credit for between £50 and £60 in short bills.</hi>)—upon receiving only one answer I intimated that I would rather have cash for the first transaction—then I received this letter from Cohen, cancelling the order—Cohen called the next day and inquired the price of two—I told him £35 12s. 6d.—he gave me a cheque for £15, the balance to be paid in seven days—I acceded to that arrangement—the two pianos were delivered on May 15th—I called that evening for the cheque, and saw the pianos there—Cohen beckoned to a youth, about 18 years of age, to come and sign a cheque which he produced from his pocket—the youth signed it</p>
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<p>"Louis Ziff" and went to the back of the shop—after the youth had signed it Cohen filled up the cheque for £15 12s. 6d.—I asked him to include the 12s. 6d., so as to leave an even amount standing—as I was leaving he said, "