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<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</p>
<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>GREEN, MAYOR.</p>
<p>FIRST SESSION, HELD NOVEMBER 19TH, 1900.</p>
<p>MINUTES OF EVIDENCE,</p>
<p>TAKEN IN SHORT-HAND BY</p>
<p>JAMES DROVER BARNETT</p>
<p>AND</p>
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<interp inst="t19001119-name-1" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</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>VOLUME CXXXIII.</p>
<p>SESSIONS I. TO VI.</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, November 19th, 1900, and following days,</p>
<p>Before the Right Hon.
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<interp inst="t19001119-name-3" type="given" value="CHARLES JOHN"/>CHARLES JOHN DARLING</persName> </hi>, one of the Justices of Her Majesty's High Court; Sir
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<interp inst="t19001119-name-4" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH SAVORY</persName> </hi>, Bart., M.P.; and Sir
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<hi rend="smallCaps">FORREST FULTON</hi>, Q.C., Recorder of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t19001119-name-9" type="given" value="FREDERICK ALBERT"/>FREDERICK ALBERT BOSANQUET</persName> </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="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GREEN, MAYOR. FIRST 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, November</hi> 19
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1900.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic"> Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">He received a good character.—
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to forging and uttering an order for the payment of £5, with intent to defraud; having been convicted of felony at this Court on January 11th, 1897.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic"> Nine months' hard labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to obtaining by false pretences £1 15s. from
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<hi rend="italic">One other conviction was proved against him.—
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<p>7.
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<interp inst="t19001119-7-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-7-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/> to stealing two bicycles, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19001119-7-offence-1 t19001119-name-28"/>Wil
<lb/>liam Parsley</persName>; having been convicted of felony on December 21st, 1899.—</rs>
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<p>8.
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19001119-8-offence-1 t19001119-name-30"/>Abraham Levy</persName>.</rs>
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<hi rend="italic"> Six weeks' hard labour.</hi> </rs> And</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t19001119-9-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>to stealing a cheque for the pay
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19001119-9-offence-1 t19001119-name-32"/>the Vestry of St. James's, West
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<hi rend="italic"> also</hi> to embezzling the sums of £13 17s., £11 16s., £9 19s. 6d.;</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> £47 19s. 3d., £44 19s. 1d., £50 4s. 11d.;</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> £56 4s. 4d., £18;</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> £12 4s. 6d., £10 19s. 6d., the moneys of the said vestry;</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to forging a warrant for the payment of £27 2s. 6d., with intent to defraud.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's defalcations amounted to</hi> £1,000.—
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<hi rend="italic"> Five years' penal servitude.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>10.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN PINNOCK</hi> (47)</persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALFRED GIBSON</hi> (41)</persName>
<rs id="t19001119-10-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19001119-10-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-10-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, Steal
<lb/>ing a watch from the person of a man whose name is unknown.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RAVEN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001119-name-35" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001119-name-35" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-35" type="surname" value="OWEN"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-35" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR OWEN</persName> </hi>. I am a salesman, of 36, Ludgate Hill—on Saturday, October 27th, I was standing outside No. 36 about 9.30 p.m.—I saw a man coming down the street waving a flag—about half a dozen men ran into the roadway and surrounded him—I saw the two prisoners going through his pockets—he was standing up—the two prisoners went into the roadway and went towards St. Paul's Cathedral—my employer was with me—I followed the prisoners—opposite Warwick Lane I saw a man, who is not in custody, walking on Pinnock's left and saying something—I saw Pinnock look at his own hand, and I saw a watch in his hand—I was about 1 ft. away from him—I waited till we got to where there were two constables, when I said to them, pointing to Gibson, "Seize him"—Pin
<lb/>nock made a rush towards the left of the crowd—I followed him—he passed his right arm through the crowd—I seized his arm, and caught hold of his hand—there was no watch in it—I handed him over to the police.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic"> Cross-examined by Pinnock.</hi> I did not see you take the watch—I saw it in your hand—I did not expect to find it in your pocket at the station—I thought it was passed—I do not think I have ever seen you before.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic"> Cross-examined by Gibson.</hi> There was a great crowd on this night—the people were expecting the C.I.V.'s—I did not say anything to the man who was robbed, because it was all done so suddenly—I was 5 ft. or 6 ft. from him while it was going on—I was not sure he was being robbed when he was surrounded—your hands were in the direction of the man's trousers pocket.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001119-name-36" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001119-name-36" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-36" type="surname" value="BALL"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-36" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN F. BALL</persName> </hi>. On October 27th I was coming out of my premises at 36, Ludgate Hill with my wife between 9 and 9.30—my attention was called to a mob of men and women—there was a gentleman who had a little flag in his hand—I saw Gibson with his hands in the gentleman's pocket—I saw Pinnock embracing the man from the back, and lean
<lb/>ing over his shoulder, he took his watch from a pocket in front—I saw his hand come over his shoulder with the watch in it—the streets were full, but not particularly crowded on our bide—I followed the two men—they separated; they went into the middle of the road and then came together—I was by their side—Pinnock took a watch from his pocket and turned it over in his right hand and replaced it in his pocket—I saw the dial of the watch and the engraving on the back—the last witness called a constable's attention to the men, and they were taken into custody—I saw Pinnock hand something to a woman, but I cannot swear it was a watch—I held his left arm—I was quite close to them till the policeman took them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic"> Cross-examined by Pinnock.</hi> I went to the station with you—I did not go to the Mansion House on the first hearing, I had other business to attend</p>
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<p>to—I was not asked to go—I did not go 50 yards away from you—I had never seen you before—I caught hold of you—I had not hold of you when you took the watch—I did not give you a chance to throw it away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic"> Cross-examined by Gibson.</hi> I said I did not see you take anything—I did not tell the gentleman he was being robbed, because I had not time—I told the inspector I had seen a watch taken.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HUBBARD</hi> (361,
<hi rend="italic">City</hi>). I was on duty on Ludgate Hill on October 27th about 9.30 p.m.—Owen spoke to me—I arrested Gibson, and Owen caught hold of Pinnock—I took Gibson to the station—Pinnock was brought in afterwards—they made no reply to the charge.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic"> Cross-examined by Pinnock.</hi> I did not ask you to pull the watch out of your pocket—I searched you; I did not find a belt on you; you were only searched once—I was not exactly surprised to find that you had not the watch—I asked you about your character—you refused to say where you had been working.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic"> Cross-examined by Gibson.</hi> At the station you were put into a room, but I was with you.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001119-name-37" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001119-name-37" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-37" type="surname" value="DAY"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-37" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT DAY</persName> </hi> (302,
<hi rend="italic">City</hi>). I was at the bottom of Ludgate Hill—Owen said something to me, and I caught hold of Pinnock's arm—he said, "What is this for?"—Owen said, "For a watch"—I told him I should take him to the station—he said, "I will go to the station, but I do not know what I have done."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic"> Cross-examined by Pinnock.</hi> I expected that the watch was in your pocket—I helped to search you—I do not know anything about your character.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic"> By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. He gave a correct name and address—he is a plumber.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic"> Cross-examined by Gibson.</hi> Owen said that Pinnock had stolen the watch.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic"> Pinnock, in his defence, on oath, stated that he was on Ludgate Hill, when he began sneezing, and that his false teeth came out; that he stopped to replace them, when he was seized by a man who said he had stolen a watch; that he was taken to the station; that he did not know Gibson, and had not stolen any watch.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic"> Gibson, in his defence, said that he did not know Pinnock; that the wit
<lb/>nesses must have mode a mistake; that he had had nothing to do with the watch, and that if he had, he would have pleaded guilty.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19001119-10-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-10-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic"> Monday, November</hi> 19
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1900.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic"> Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">PAUL TORETTO</hi> (20)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19001119-11-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully having in his possession a mould for coining.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and the evidence was interpreted to the prisoner.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001119-name-39" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001119-name-39" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-39" type="surname" value="HUMPHREYS"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-39" type="given" value="MARGARET"/>MARGARET HUMPHREYS</persName> </hi>. I live with my husband at 2, Richmond Buildings, Soho—we let the ground floor and basement, and had a card in the window stating that we had a bedroom to let—a young man came,</p>
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<p>and I showed him the room—he went out and brought in the prisoner, and said in his presence that he wanted a room with a fireplace, so that he could cook—the rent was to be 5s. a week—he paid a week in advance, and left a small parcel—he came into occupation the same night—he paid the rent, regularly—the man who first came used to come to the room—there used to be a fire once or twice a week—the prisoner brought the coal and wood in in a brown paper parcel—I never saw any cooking done in the room, nor was there any sign or smell of cooking—he had no cook
<lb/>ing utensils; I offered to lend him some, but he did not accept them—I found in the room something like milk in one of the utensils, and some more in the bedroom, that was very hard—when I cleaned the grate of the cinders I found some metal like lead among the ashes, which I gave to Sergeant Clark—I threw the small pieces away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic"> By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The prisoner was in the room when they had a fire there, and the other man, too—they came in together, between 7 and 8 p.m., went upstairs together, and went away together—the prisoner stayed in the room with the other man—there was oilcloth on the floor, and carpet by the bed.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic"> Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I did not see the other man come several times when you were not there—I did not see him come about 4 o'clock on the day you were arrested—you had the room from Septem
<lb/>ber 17th till your arrest—you lived and slept in the room, but the other man did not.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant, C</hi>). On the morning of October 27th I went to 2, Richmond Buildings, Soho, with Inspector McPherson—the prisoner came in after we arrived—I asked him to turn out his pockets—he produced, among other things, a key and a counterfeit half-crown dated 1900—I asked him who the coin belonged to—he said, "It belongs to me," and that the key was the key of his box, which was under the dressing-table—McPherson opened the box with the key, and produced four plaster moulds, one for half-crowns dated 1900, one for florins dated 1899, and two for a shilling of 1899, a parcel of modelling clay, some plaster of Paris, and three panes of glass with wet modelling clay on them, a piece of putty, four key rings, a bottle of oil, and a bottle of spirit—I also found five unfinished half-crowns of 1900—I asked the pri
<lb/>soner how he came by them—he said, "They don't belong to me; they belong to my friend"—I said, "Who is he?"—he said, "His name is Ernest," but gave no sirname—this was in English—the charge was read over to him at the station—he made no remark—it was not interpreted to him—I am sure he said, "It is the key of my box," and he pointed to it under the dressing-table.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic"> Cross-examined.</hi> You did not say that your friend's name was Silas?—you said that his age was 23.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19001119-name-41" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MCPHERSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector, C</hi>). I went with Sergeant Clark, and took part in the search—I saw the box found—I made further search, and found in the fireplace this molten metal (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) and holes in the oilcloth, which apparently had been done by molten metal—the fire did not seem to have been alight that day; it was not warm.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19001119-name-42" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of coin to Her Majesty's Mint—I have seen these six coins and four moulds—only one coin is</p>
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<p>finished, but none of these coins came from these moulds; they are not of the same date—the articles in the box form part of the stock of a coiner—this is molten metal which has fallen on the ground—these coins are made of the same kind of metal as is in this spoon.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic"> The prisoner, in his statement before the Magistrate, and in his defence, said that the other man paid the rent and kept him there, and gave him the key, to throw away the things if he did not return, and ought to have been the one to be arrested.</hi>
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<interp inst="t19001119-11-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19001119-name-44" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH COLLINS</persName> </hi>. I am barman at the Crooked Billet, Cable Street, St. George's-in-the-East—on October 20th, about 11 o'clock, the prisoner came in with another female and called for two classes of ale—she gave me a bad florin—I said, "Are you aware that this is a bad coin?"—she said, "No; it is all right"—I waited a little longer, and she gave me a good shilling—I gave her 6d. and 4d. change, and gave her the coin back, and they left—she was perfectly sober—this coin (
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<interp inst="t19001119-name-46" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER NODROUM</persName> </hi>. My wife handed this coin to me about 3 o'clock—I examined it, and told the prisoner it was bad—she made no reply, but began to use bad language, and said that she would break the windows when I could not see her—Sergeant Moss came, and I handed the coin to him.</p>
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<interp inst="t19001119-name-47" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS MOSS</persName> </hi> (137
<hi rend="italic"> H</hi>). I was called to Mr. Nodroum's shop, and found the prisoner there—he said that she had come to change a bad coin, and that she said that she got it in change at the Swan—she could hear that, but said nothing—Mr. Nodroum handed me the coin—she said that she got it in change for a £5 note at the Swan—I asked her where she got the £5 note from—she said, "From a man who slept with me last night"—I took her to the station.</p>
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<interp inst="t19001119-name-48" type="given" value="BEATRICE"/>BEATRICE MIELLER</persName> </hi>. I am female searcher at King David Lane Sation—I searched the prisoner, and found 6s. 7d., all good.</p>
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<hi rend="italic"> Prisoner's defence:</hi> I did not know the coin was bad till I looked at the other side.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19001119-13-offence-1 t19001119-name-50"/>Charles Rogers</persName> and stealing a pair of boots, his property; having been convicted on May 18th, 1897.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">He had been once convicted.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-14-19001119 t19001119-14-punishment-13"/>Nine months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> And</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic"> Twelve months' hard labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic"> Tuesday, November</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1900.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic"> Before Mr. Justice Darling.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HARRISON</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CHARLES MATHEWS, MR. MUIR</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">This case, being one of procuring abortion, is not fit for publication.</hi>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19001119-18-offence-1 t19001119-name-60"/>Alice Elizabeth Smith</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<rs id="t19001119-18-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19001119-18-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="miscVerdict"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-18-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="unfitToPlead"/>
<hi rend="italic">Dr. James Scott, surgeon of the gaol, deposed that in his opinion the prisoner was insane, and not fit to plead; the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">therefore returned a verdict to that effect.—To be detained during Her Majesty's pleasure.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic"> Tuesday, November</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1900.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic"> Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<p>19.
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<interp inst="def1-19-19001119" type="given" value="MARK"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MARK FISHER</hi> (28)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19001119-19-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-19-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, Stealing a purse and 30s. and two pieces of paper from the person of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19001119-19-offence-1 t19001119-name-62"/>Ellen Applegate</persName>.
<hi rend="italic">Other Counts</hi> for stealing a tin box and other boxes and contents, her goods.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001119-name-63" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001119-name-63" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-63" type="surname" value="APPLEGATE"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-63" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN APPLEGATE</persName> </hi>. I am a widow and a nurse—on Sunday, October 24th, I came up from Acton to Liverpool Street Station, and booked my luggage, five packets, in the cloak-room, and received two tickets—I was on my way to Norwich to seek a situation—they were worth £30—I put the tickets in one purse, which I had in my pocket, I believe—I slept that night at Wheeler's Hotel, opposite Liverpool Street Station—I went out on Monday about 10 a.m., and got on top of an omnibus about 11 o'clock—I had no particular object in going there—the prisoner sat behind me—he spoke first, and ultimately induced me to go to a house with him, Liverpool Street way—I slept with him, and when I opened my bag to get something out he saw the tickets and said, "What are these?"—I told him, and next morning, Tuesday, I got up and went for a walk with</p>
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<p>him—we got to Trafalgar Square—I had my bag with me—I cannot say whether he handled it—it was then 9 o'clock—he went to a lavatory, and asked me to wait—he did not return—I spoke to a constable, and went to the station, and found that all my luggage had been taken away—there is no foundation for saying that he took them at my request, or that I instructed him to look out for a room for him and myself—I paid for the room where we slept—I gave him a sovereign—he said that he had to pay half-a-crown for the room—he did not give me the change.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic"> Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> You spoke English well enough—I did not give the things to you—I was not drunk on the Monday morning, and I did not give you the tickets.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001119-name-64" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19001119-name-64" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED TIBBENHAM</persName> </hi>. I am a foreman porter at Liverpool Street Station—on October 23rd, about 9.30 a.m., the prisoner gave me two cloak-room tickets, and I helped to get the packages out and put them on a cab—he drove away with them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001119-name-65" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001119-name-65" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-65" type="surname" value="LLOYD"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-65" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK LLOYD</persName> </hi>. On October 23rd I was in charge of the cloak-room at Aldgate Station—the prisoner drove up about 9.45, and booked six articles of luggage in the name of Marks—he came back about 12 o'clock and got the luggage.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001119-name-66" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001119-name-66" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-66" type="surname" value="NEWMAN"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-66" type="given" value="FANNY"/>FANNY NEWMAN</persName> </hi>. I live with my husband at 5, Aubrey Street, Cam
<lb/>berwell Road, and my mother lives close by—on October 23rd, about 10.45, I was there, and the prisoner came in and asked for a room—I said that I could give him one in company with another young fellow—he refused, and I offered him one at my own house, which he accepted, and brought six packages—it was a single bed—he said that it was for himself—he spoke English, and said that he had just arrived from Paris.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic"> Cross-examined.</hi> You did not ask me for a double bed—you said that you were going to the station for your luggage.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001119-name-67" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001119-name-67" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-67" type="surname" value="BOARD"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-67" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BOARD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). I received information, made inquiries, and traced the luggage to Aldgate, and on the 24th I went to 5, Aubrey Street, Camberwell Road, with another detective, and saw Mrs. Newman, and went to a room on the first floor—I saw some luggage there, and, after waiting two hours, the prisoner came in—I said, "I shall arrest you for stealing a lady's purse and two tickets"—he said, "The lady is my wife"—I said, "Her name is Applegate"—he said, "Yes, I met her on a
<hi rend="italic">'bus',</hi> and we went to a house, and afterwards to a private hotel, where we spent the night, and in the morning she gave me the tickets, and I went and got the luggage out and brought it here; since then I have been looking for the lady; I am looking for a nice clean room; my lodgings are not clean enough"—I took him to the station, and the prose
<lb/>cutrix identified the luggage—I said in the room, "What was your idea in taking the luggage from one house to another, if you were going to live with the lady?"—he said, "I don't know"—the boxes had been un
<lb/>locked and the labels taken off, but I found this label: "Applegate, passenger to Liverpool Street"—I found on him 9s. 8 1/4 d., a franc, some pawn-tickets, and his waiter's dress clothes—he said that he had been rather hard up lately.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001119-name-68" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001119-name-68" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-68" type="surname" value="APPLEGATE"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-68" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN APPLEGATE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). There were two tin boxes, a trunk, and a portmanteau—they were all locked but the portmanteau, and that was strapped—I had the keys—they were not opened with my keys.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">H. BOARD</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). Two of them were locked when I found them, and the prisoner opened one of them with a key, which opened his own box—there was no appearance of their having been forced open.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Interpreted</hi>): I did not steal the tickets; she gave them to me. She promised to live with me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19001119-19-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-19-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t19001119-19-punishment-16" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-19-punishment-16" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-19-19001119 t19001119-19-punishment-16"/> Twelve months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>20.
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<interp inst="def1-20-19001119" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-20-19001119" type="age" value="31"/>
<interp inst="def1-20-19001119" type="surname" value="STRAUZ"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SIEGFRIED MAX STRAUZ</hi> (31)</persName>
<rs id="t19001119-20-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19001119-20-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-20-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Forging and uttering a receipt for a registered letter, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. A. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and the evidence was interpreted to the prisoner.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001119-name-70" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001119-name-70" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-70" type="surname" value="RAIKES"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-70" type="given" value="JESSIE"/>JESSIE RAIKES</persName> </hi>. I live at 180, Great Brunswick Street, Dublin—on September 8th I procured a money order in Sheffield for £5 2s. 6d. in favour of Hartley Melbourne—this (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) is the requisition which I wrote—I enclosed it in a letter with two £5 notes, and registered it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001119-name-71" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001119-name-71" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-71" type="surname" value="SANDERSON"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-71" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE SANDERSON</persName> </hi>. I am assistant at a post-office in Sheffield—I issued this order on September 11th on this requisition.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001119-name-72" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001119-name-72" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-72" type="surname" value="PENTON"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-72" type="given" value="GEORGE WILLIAM"/>GEORGE WILLIAM PENTON</persName> </hi>. I am overseer at the West Central Post-office—I produce the receipt for a registered letter on September 11th to Mr. Hartley Melbourne—that was the only registered letter to him that day—the receipt is signed "Hartley Melbourne."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001119-name-73" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001119-name-73" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-73" type="surname" value="HOLT"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-73" type="given" value="HUGH LEWIS"/>HUGH LEWIS HOLT</persName> </hi>. I am a postman in the W C. district—on Sep
<lb/>tember 1st I received a letter addressed to Melbourne, of 23, Leicester Square—I went to the office, and found it closed—I went up to deliver another letter, and as I came down I met the prisoner, whom I knew, having seen him in the office of Mr. Melbourne, the theatrical agent—he said, "Have you a letter for Mr. H. Melbourne?"—I said, "Yes"—I thought he was one of the clerks, and gave him the receipt—I saw him sign it, and handed him the letter.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001119-name-74" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001119-name-74" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-74" type="surname" value="MELBOURNE"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-74" type="given" value="HARTLEY"/>HARTLEY MELBOURNE</persName> </hi>. I carry on business at 22, Leicester Square—I did not receive a letter on September 21st containing two £5 notes and a money order as I expected—I have known the prisoner about two months, and allowed him to have letters sent there—I did not mention to him that I expected a money letter.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001119-name-75" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001119-name-75" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-75" type="surname" value="YARD"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-75" type="given" value="ADOLPH HENRY"/>ADOLPH HENRY YARD</persName> </hi>. I am a restaurant keeper, of 41, Charles Street—I know the prisoner—he came to me and asked me if I would oblige him by lending him 16s. on a money order—I said, "Yes; if you come back to-morrow and bring the money"—I advanced it, and did not see him again till he was at Bow Street.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic"> Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> Somebody called you out who wanted to see you, and he was the owner of the post-office—you could not get the money then because it was between 6 and 7.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001119-name-76" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001119-name-76" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-76" type="surname" value="HOLTHAM"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-76" type="given" value="BARRY"/>BARRY HOLTHAM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Post Office Constable</hi>). On October, about 11 o'clock, I went to the Holborn Viaduct Hotel, where the prisoner was employed, and told him I arrested him for stealing a money order for £5 11s. 6d., and forging a receipt for it—he said, "I did not do it"—he was charged, and made no reply.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic"> Prisoner's defence:</hi> A couple of days before this, my letter was opened by Mr. Melbourne by mistake, and when the postman arrived I asked him if he had any letter for me, and he gave me this registered letter. I put it in my pocket and forgot everything about it, and spent the even
<lb/>ing</p>
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<p>with a woman, and in the morning I found the letter wan opened. If I had intended to get the money from the prosecutor I could have cashed it. If I had the £10 in my possession I should not have gone back to my work.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t19001119-20-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19001119-20-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-20-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t19001119-20-punishment-17" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-20-punishment-17" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-20-19001119 t19001119-20-punishment-17"/>Twelve months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>21.
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<interp inst="def1-21-19001119" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-21-19001119" type="age" value="26"/>
<interp inst="def1-21-19001119" type="surname" value="HATTON"/>
<interp inst="def1-21-19001119" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES HATTON</hi> (26)</persName> and
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<interp inst="def2-21-19001119" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def2-21-19001119" type="age" value="38"/>
<interp inst="def2-21-19001119" type="surname" value="SHANNON"/>
<interp inst="def2-21-19001119" type="given" value="MICHAEL"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MICHAEL SHANNON</hi> (38)</persName>
<rs id="t19001119-21-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19001119-21-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-21-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/>, Breaking and entering the warehouse of
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<interp inst="t19001119-name-79" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19001119-21-offence-1 t19001119-name-79"/> Adolph Franklyn & Co., Ltd.</persName>, and stealing 87 pipes, their goods, Shannon having been before convicted. </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SHANNON</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t19001119-21-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19001119-21-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-21-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. THOMAS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001119-name-80" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001119-name-80" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-80" type="surname" value="BENNETT"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-80" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BENNETT</persName> </hi>. I am caretaker at 119 and 121, Queen Victoria Street—on November 5th I left as near as possible at 9.30—the doors were all locked, and I had the keys in my pocket—I went next morning at 6.30, but did not open that part till 8.30—I then found that a burglary had been committed—the skylight at 119 was broken, and they had got through on to a table, and then through a partition, and broke three more—there were £5 worth of stamps, but they left them behind because they were perforated—they took away briar pipes value £3 10s., packed in boxes—these are our pipes (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>).</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001119-name-81" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001119-name-81" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-81" type="surname" value="GOODSON"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-81" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GOODSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Police Sergeant</hi>). On November 6th I went to Messrs. Franconi's, in Queen Victoria Street, and found that an entrance had been effected by walking along a low wall, where a pane of glass was broken, and dropping down to the ground-floor, where three desks had been broken open—there were marks on the desks, but no chisel.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001119-name-82" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001119-name-82" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-82" type="surname" value="CORNISH"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-82" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE CORNISH</persName> </hi> (377
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). On November 6th, about 11.30 a.m., I was in Whitechapel Road, and saw the prisoner carrying this bag on his back—I told him I was a police officer, and asked him what he had in his bag—he said, "Nothing"—I said, "I am going to have a look"—I opened it, and found that it contained 87 new pipes—I said, "Where did you get these?"—he said, "I found them"—I said, "Where?"—he said I bought them for 14s. of a man"—I asked him if he knew the man—he said, "No"—he was discharged for another offence, and then charged with this—he made no reply.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Hatton.</hi> There were three of you together.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HATTON</hi>
<rs id="t19001119-21-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19001119-21-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-21-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>.
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at Clerkenwell on October 19th, 1897, and seven other convictions were proved against him.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-21-19001119 t19001119-21-punishment-18"/>Five years' penal servitude.</rs>—Six previous convictions were proved against</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SHANNON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t19001119-21-punishment-19" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t19001119-21-punishment-19" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-21-punishment-19" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-21-19001119 t19001119-21-punishment-19"/>Seven years' penal servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>22.
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19001119-name-86" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BLACKMORE</persName> </hi> (139
<hi rend="italic">S</hi>). On October 25th I was called to Mr. Moore's house, and found this hair-pin on the drawing-room hearthrug, and outside the house I found a pink flannelette skirt and a bodice at 9 a.m.—about 4 p.m. I went to a shed and found the prisoner with a rug round her—I asked her where she got it; she said that she picked it up in a field—I said, "That is hardly feasible, as it has been raining all night, and the rug is dry"—I showed her the things, but she refused to own them—this other hair-pin was taken from her head by the female searcher; they are both the same pattern, but one is longer than the other.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19001119-name-87" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS ELDRIDGE</persName> </hi>. I am a pupil of Mr. Moore—on October 25th I was under a hedge taking shelter from the rain, and saw the prisoner with a bundle in her arm—she had a skirt on, and her hair was down—she went across the field, and stooped down under the hedge—the field is in my master's occupation.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19001119-name-88" type="given" value="HUGH"/>HUGH BRADLEY</persName> </hi>. I am a pupil of Mr. Moore—I was with the last witness, and saw a woman walk across the field and stoop—I afterwards went to that place and found two handkerchiefs, a writing case, and a letter weight—I think the prisoner is the woman—she had a white petti
<lb/>coat and no hat.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19001119-name-89" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PHELPS</persName> </hi>. I am a lamplighter, of 8, Abercorn Villas—between 12 and 1a.m. on October 25th I was outside this house, and saw the prisoner in a sitting position, and as I came back I saw her there again, and four men, whom I do not know, surrounding her, talking to her—I made haste to find a constable.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19001119-name-90" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HARDING</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>). In consequence of information I went on October 25th to Appleton Hall, and found muddy marks on the window-sill, as if somebody had got in with dirty skirts on, or a long overcoat—I saw the prisoner at the station—she was sober, but I think she had been been drinking—it was a very wet night.
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<interp inst="t19001119-22-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">She then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at this Court on July 7th, 1891.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-22-19001119 t19001119-22-punishment-20"/>Three months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>23.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALEXANDER STUART LYDDON</hi> </persName> and
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>.—
<hi rend="largeCaps">LYDDON</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Six months' hard labour.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OSBORNE</hi>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-23-19001119 t19001119-23-punishment-22"/>
<hi rend="italic">Three months in the second division.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, November</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1900.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<p>24.
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<hi rend="italic">He received a good character.—
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<p>25.
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<interp inst="t19001119-25-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Six months' hard labour.</hi> </rs> And</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">There were two other similar indictments.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. WOODGATE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">FITCH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">City</hi>). In consequence of information I received on October 29th at 11.45 p.m. I said to the prisoner at the bottom of Ludgate Hill, "What have you in your hand?"—he said, "What has that to do with you, you b——?"—with the other hand he struck me in the face—I said, "I have reason to believe you have a watch"—I caught hold of the chain, which was hanging from his left hand—I received a blow from behind and fell with him—the chain was taken from me by someone else—I said, "I shall hold you"—he said, "You won't"—I took my whistle to blow it—he snatched it from me and threw it away, and the chain broke—he said, "You don't get any more, you b——"—I held the prisoner on the ground till three or four men started kicking, when I had to loose the prisoner, and he got on one foot—I received assistance—he was taken to the station about 11.45 p m.—he was searched—these folders were found upon him—when charged he made no reply.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> You were not quiet—I did not strike you—you did not ask the inspector to look at my coat at the station—nothing of that kind took place.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have no recollection of treating and being treated by you in a public-house—I had dined at the Cafe de Paris.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, stated that the prosecutor and the prisoner treated one another in a public-house, and the prosecutor lent him his glasses, saying, "I will meet you tomorrow.</hi>"</p>
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<hi rend="italic">repeated his former evidence, and added</hi>: I said, "What have you in your hand?"—he replied "Nothing," and with the other hand struck me—the prisoner was very violent—I found four or five men too much for me—I drew my whistle to blow it—I was forced back on to the window shutters of a shop by the prisoner, who had hold of my throat—he caught hold of the whistle, broke the chain, and threw the whistle in the crowd—we fell together again—he got up first and kicked at me—the mark on my throat showed the following morning—four constables took him to the station.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, repeated his former statement, and added that the constable blackened his eye; that it was a wet night, and no mud was found by the inspector on the constable's coat.</hi> </p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">The constable was commended by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t19001119-29" type="date" value="19001119"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t19001119-29-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-29-19001119 t19001119-29-offence-1 t19001119-29-verdict-1"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t19001119-29-charge-2" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-29-19001119 t19001119-29-offence-1 t19001119-29-verdict-1"/>
<p>29.
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<interp inst="def1-29-19001119" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY GRIMME</hi> (18)</persName> and
<persName id="def2-29-19001119" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-29-19001119" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def2-29-19001119" type="age" value="22"/>
<interp inst="def2-29-19001119" type="surname" value="JONES"/>
<interp inst="def2-29-19001119" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM JONES</hi> (22)</persName>
<rs id="t19001119-29-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19001119-29-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-29-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Steal
<lb/>ing 24 boxes of Bovril, the goods of
<persName id="t19001119-name-107" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t19001119-name-107" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-107" type="surname" value="STANNARD"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-107" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19001119-29-offence-1 t19001119-name-107"/>William Stannard</persName>.
<hi rend="italic">Other Counts</hi> for receiving the same.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BEARD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUGHES</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001119-name-108" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001119-name-108" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-108" type="surname" value="STANNARD"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-108" type="given" value="ALBERT EDWARD"/>ALBERT EDWARD STANNARD</persName> </hi>. I am employed by my brother William, a carman and contractor, of Upper East Smithfield—on October 4th I instructed Charles Baker to go with a van and clear 10 cases of Bovril at Bunhill Row—in the evening he reported the loss of the van and the Bovril.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001119-name-109" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001119-name-109" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-109" type="surname" value="BAKER"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-109" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BAKER</persName> </hi>. I am employed by William Stannard as van driver—on October 4th I was instructed to go to Bunhill Row and get 10 cases of Bovril—I collected them and gave a receipt—I drove away and stopped outside 108, Leman Street for tea—in five minutes I came out—the van was gone—I reported the loss to my employers—I next saw the van at 6 o'clock the next morning, with only empty sacks, at the police-yard.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001119-name-110" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001119-name-110" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-110" type="surname" value="BRENCHLEY"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-110" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR BRENCHLEY</persName> </hi>. I live at 14, Clive Road, West Dulwich—I am employed by the Bovril Company, Limited—about 5.30 p.m. on Octo
<lb/>ber 4th I saw Baker's van loaded with 10 cases of Bovril, which I checked—he signed a receipt.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001119-name-111" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001119-name-111" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-111" type="surname" value="KING"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-111" type="given" value="WILLIAM JAMES"/>WILLIAM JAMES KING</persName> </hi>. I am claims clerk to the Bovril Company—I produce a book with Baker's receipt for 10 cases of Bovril—the two cases produced were part of the load—the value of one case of 24 boxes is 24 guineas.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001119-name-112" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001119-name-112" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-112" type="surname" value="JACOBS"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-112" type="given" value="ISSY"/>ISSY JACOBS</persName> </hi>. I am a carman and contractor, of 24, Finch Street, Brick Lane—Grimme hired a horse and van from me on November 1st at 9 a.m.—I next saw it in the hands of the police.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I thought Grimme was going to use it for a little moving job.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001119-name-113" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001119-name-113" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-113" type="surname" value="MCHATTIE"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-113" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER MCHATTIE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective, Thames Police</hi>). I was with In
<lb/>spector Orton on November 1st, about 2.45 p.m., near Orange Court, keep
<lb/>ing observation in consequence of information received—the prisoners drove up in a van, and stopped at the bottom of Orange Court, about 100 yards off, where I was standing—both got out at the front of the van, each with a load in a sack—they came towards me, and partly up Orange Court and into a gateway leading to the back of 6, Helen Street—I went closer—they were in there five or ten minutes—it is an open yard, with two hoardings and a dwelling and workshop—when they came out Jones was carrying two empty sacks under his right arm—they were similar sacks to those they took in—they were walking towards the van when they noticed me, and ran and jumped on the van and drove away as hard as they could—Grimme took the reins first, and drove into High Street, Wapping—I followed, and in 300 to 400 yards caught up and took hold of the near side rein—I told them I was a police officer, and wanted to speak to them—Jones was driving then—he said, "Say what you have got to say here"—Grimme was at the back of Jones, standing in the van, and could hear what was said—I asked them several times to</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="1900111900015"/>
<p>come down, as I wanted to speak to them—at last they both jumped out on the off side—on Inspector Orton approaching both ran away—Orton caught Jones—Grimme ran into 6, Helen Street, and I followed him into the yard—then I went to Orton's assistance—his mouth and face were bleeding—Jones kicked me on my right leg, and butted me with his head in my stomach, and struck me with his fist on my head, face, and neck—two uniform constables came up, and Jones was handed over to them—then I went into the back entrance of 6, Helen Street, and into a back room on the ground floor—it is a baker's shop—I saw Grimme inside the door—I asked him what he was doing there—he said he had come to see his brother—I took him to the station—the van was taken to the station—I saw in it 24 boxes of Bovril—on the premises we found some tea.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was within 60 yards of the hoarding—I was watch
<lb/>ing the place for various things—the prisoners are brothers.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I went to 6, Helen Street, about 20 minutes after I had taken Jones—there was time for anybody else who was in the house to get away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001119-name-114" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001119-name-114" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-114" type="surname" value="ORTON"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-114" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES ORTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Thames Police Inspector</hi>). Just before 3 o'clock on November 1st I was, with McHattie, keeping observation on Orange Court—I saw the prisoners drive up in a van with a single horse—they jumped out on the off side—I caught Jones—I said I was a police officer—they ran away—Jones threw himself on the ground and commenced kicking—I fell on the top—he gave me a violent punch on my mouth, damaging my teeth—McHattie came up to assist, when Jones assaulted him—I took him to High Street, Wapping, and handed him over to uniform constables—I had a good opportunity to observe the prisoners—I went back to 6, Helen Street, with McHattie, and saw Grimme—I asked him for what purpose he was there—he said, "I am come here to see my brother"—from inquiries I made, the prisoners are brothers, but they do not live there—Grimme was taken to the station—when charged they made no reply.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001119-name-115" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001119-name-115" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-115" type="surname" value="REED"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-115" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM REED</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Thames Police Inspector</hi>). I was at the Thames Police-station about 5.30 on November 1st, when Jacobs' van was brought there by the two last witnesses—I found in it this
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> and 24 cases of Bovril—the
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> was lying on the top of a case—it is used for open
<lb/>ing boxes, and is a heavy weapon—the prisoners were detained at the station—I asked for their names and addresses—they gave names, but refused their addresses—I told them I had searched the van, and what I had found, and asked them if they could account for its possession—Grimme said, "I know nothing about it; I was only giving him a drive"—Jones said, "I know nothing about the cases of Bovril. You can do what you like; you have to find out where they came from; you won't get it from me"—I then went to Helen Street—the prisoners were charged with unlawful possession—they made no reply—they were taken before a Magistrate the next day, and remanded to the 9th, when they were charged with receiving, and made no reply.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001119-name-116" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001119-name-116" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-116" type="surname" value="BEALE"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-116" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER BEALE</persName> </hi> (364
<hi rend="italic">J</hi>). About 11.30 p.m. on October 4th I was on duty in Church Road, Hackney—I found a horse and van unattended—the name on the van was Henry Stannard, 25, Upper East Smithfield—in</p>
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<p>the van were empty sacks—the van and horse have been identified by Stannard as that taken out by the witness Baker on October 4th.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Grimme, in has defence, on oath, said he was asked by a strange man to get him a van on hire, and as a carman he went with him to Jacobs and hired a man in, because he hoped to yet a day's work; that he first thought the stuff was wrong when the man got out of the van in Upper East Smithfield.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Jones, in his defence, on oath, said that on October 31st he went to Mr. Martin's, of 6, Helen Street, to borrow a suit of clothes for a funeral, and on November 1st he went to return them, when Grimme asked him to go for a drive, but he knew nothing more about it.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners' father gave them a good character.</hi> </p>
<p>
<rs id="t19001119-29-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19001119-29-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-29-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of receiving.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JONES</hi>
<hi rend="italic">then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at Clerkenwell on February 15th, 1898.—
<rs id="t19001119-29-punishment-27" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t19001119-29-punishment-27" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-29-punishment-27" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-29-19001119 t19001119-29-punishment-27"/>Twelve months' hard labour.</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GRIMME</hi>
<rs id="t19001119-29-punishment-28" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t19001119-29-punishment-28" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-29-punishment-28" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-29-19001119 t19001119-29-punishment-28"/>
<hi rend="italic">Six months' hard labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, November</hi> 21
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1900.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<join result="criminalCharge" id="t19001119-30-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-30-19001119 t19001119-30-offence-1 t19001119-30-verdict-1"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t19001119-30-charge-2" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-30-19001119 t19001119-30-offence-1 t19001119-30-verdict-2"/>
<p>30.
<persName id="def1-30-19001119" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-30-19001119" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="def1-30-19001119" type="age" value="37"/>
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<interp inst="def1-30-19001119" type="given" value="ROSALIE"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ROSALIE HAGGER</hi> (37)</persName> and
<persName id="def2-30-19001119" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-30-19001119" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="def2-30-19001119" type="age" value="30"/>
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<interp inst="def2-30-19001119" type="given" value="FLORENCE"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FLORENCE EMLY</hi> (30)</persName>
<rs id="t19001119-30-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19001119-30-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-30-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, stealing a lady's coat, the property of
<persName id="t19001119-name-119" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t19001119-name-119" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19001119-30-offence-1 t19001119-name-119"/>the Army and Navy Co-operative Stores, Limited</persName>, to which </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HAGGER</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t19001119-30-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19001119-30-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-30-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARBURTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted,</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Emly.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001119-name-120" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001119-name-120" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-120" type="surname" value="MACKENZIE"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-120" type="given" value="ADELAIDE"/>ADELAIDE MACKENZIE</persName> </hi>. I am an assistant in the show-room of the Army and Navy Stores—on Tuesday, October 16th, the two prisoners came into the fur department—I was about half a yard from them—they looked at the furs, and I asked Hagger if I could show her anything; she said, "No, thank you; we are only looking"—I was called to Mr. Allchurch's room the same afternoon to see if I could identify them—Emly remembered me, she said, "Madam, I remember speaking to you."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001119-name-121" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001119-name-121" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-121" type="surname" value="GIBBONS"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-121" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE GIBBONS</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Allchurch, the superintendent of the Army and Navy Stores—on October 16th I saw the prisoners in the mantle department—I watched them and followed them—Emly passed on, and I followed her, and saw Hagger take a coat—the two red crosses on this plan are where they stood, and I stood here—Emly was watching through the glass door close to me—Hagger put the coat on her arm and walked up the millinery department and joined Emly, and they both went downstairs together—I went to Mr. Williams, who went up and said that she was wanted by the superintendent—she said, "I have nothing to do with that lady in the Stores; I was not with her"—they had separated at the door and gone in opposite directions—she said that she met Hagger at Liverpool Street that morning, and asked her to accom
<lb/>pany her to the Stores—Hagger was carrying the coat on her arm—it is worth £5 18s.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> They did not speak going downstairs—there was no shaking of hands—they were inside the hall when I last saw them—I did not see them in Hammond's Place—I did not see Emly after she left the Stores, till I saw her at Victoria Station—Mr. Williams did not say at Victoria Station, "This lady wants to see you at the Stores"—she said, "I</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="190011190017"/>
<p>was not with that lady at the Stores; I know nothing about her"—I form part of the detective staff employed by the Scores—I was told by the Magistrate to say nothing, as Mr. Williams would give his own evidence—I was about a yard from Emly in the millinery department, I could have stretched out my arm and touched her; we were almost on a level, and she must have seen me—I was not dressed as I am now, but I had my hat and coat on, as if I was a customer.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001119-name-122" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001119-name-122" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-122" type="surname" value="SAWYER"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-122" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE SAWYER</persName> </hi>. I am a draughtsman, of Barnsworth—I made this plan; it is correct and drawn to scale—it is five yards and a half from where Gibbons stood to where Hagger stood, and one yard from Emly—the glass door is 12 ft 6 in. from where Emly stood—Hagger stood 4 ft 3 in. inside the glass door, 15 ft. away—they could see each other.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> If I place the black cross 2 ft. further at the top of the plan Emly could not see Hagger then.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001119-name-123" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001119-name-123" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-123" type="surname" value="GIBBONS"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-123" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE GIBBONS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi> ). There are millinery stands close to the wall, with hats and bonnets on them; anybody stand
<lb/>ing where Emly was could see them—if she was looking at them she would go close to them—I pointed out the spots to Mr. Sawyer a day or two after.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. Hagger was absent about a minute or two after she left Emly.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARBURTON</hi>. I was standing more like this, and Emly was there, so that I could see slanting.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001119-name-124" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001119-name-124" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-124" type="surname" value="WILLIAMS"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-124" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>. I am an assistant at the Army and Navy Stores—on October 16th, about 12.30, I saw Miss Gibbons stop Hagger—at Victoria Station: after going round the platforms, Miss Gibbons said, "There she is; you lay hold of her"—I said, "No, I will run"—I ran after her and stopped her in the subway—she said, "I have nothing to do with that lady at the Stores"—I said, "Who spoke about a lady? The superintendent of the Stores wants to speak to you"—she said, "I shall answer no questions; come and see"—I took her back to the Stores.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001119-name-125" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001119-name-125" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-125" type="surname" value="ALLCHURCH"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-125" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE ALLCHURCH</persName> </hi>. I am superintendent of the Army and Navy stores—Emly was brought into my office, and I said, "Are you a member of the Stores?"—she said, "No";—I said, "Were you at the Stores with a woman to-day?"—after a little hesitation she said, "Yes"—I said, "Is it the first time you have met her here?"—she said, "No; I met her before, and again I met her to-day at Liverpool Street Station"—I asked whether she was a friend—she said no, she met her by accident at Liverpool Street that morning—she did not say, "by appointment."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">FULLER</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector, A</hi>). I searched Hagger's house and found a letter in Emly's writing—I saw Hagger searched—she had 5 1/2 d. on her.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001119-name-126" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001119-name-126" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-126" type="surname" value="BOWDEN"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-126" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BOWDEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Constable</hi>). I received Emly in custody—she said, "I know nothing about the coat; I do not know what the other woman has done, I met her to-day by accident at Liverpool Street Station"—5s. 6d. in silver was found on her, and two stamps—on the 17th I asked her if I should call on anyone for her—she said, "No, thank you, I will tell you the truth about Mrs. Hagger; she has been a par
<lb/>ticular friend of mine some years; I wrote to her yesterday, and made an appointment, and she kept it; we went to the Stores: I did not</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="190011190018"/>
<p>know she was going to steal a coat, if I had known it I would not have gone with her, because anything like this would ruin me in ray position."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I find that she bears a very good reputation indeed—I went to the Nurses' Home, and found that she had been employed there four years—they did not tell me that £14 is due to her—I searched her boxes, and found a bank-book; I did not look at it, or at the date of it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001119-name-127" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001119-name-127" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-127" type="surname" value="APLIN"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-127" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS APLIN</persName> </hi>. I am foreman of the mantle department of the Army and Navy Stores—this jacket is their property, and is worth £5.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Emly, in her defence, on oath, stated that she had been a nurse for 11 years; that four years ago she became one of the nurses at the Nurses' Home, Brompton Square, and was sent out to private families, and since that had been a member of the Nurses' Co-operation, which was the largest institution in London, that her earnings in 1899 were £84, and that, having no expenses, she had saved money, and her present bank balance was £93 9s, 9d., and that she supported her father, who was not well off; that Hagger was a con
<lb/>nection of her's by marriage, and she had been intimate with her for two years, and met her by appointment, and went with her to the Stores to look at the fashions, but had no idea that she intended to steal anything; that Hagger carried a small black bag, and when they were at the top of the stairs she noticed that she had a coat on her arm, and knew that she had not had time to purchase it, and, therefore, that it had been stolen, and became horrified, and left her, and took an omnibus to Victoria Station to go home to her mother, leaving Hagger without shaking hands or saying anything to her. She received a very excellent character.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">EMLY</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">NOT GUILTY</hi> </rs>,
<hi rend="italic">and the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">stated that she left the Court with
<lb/>out a stain on her character.</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HAGGER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t19001119-30-punishment-29" type="punishmentCategory" value="noPunish"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-30-19001119 t19001119-30-punishment-29"/>Judgment respited.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>31.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ROSALIE HAGGER</hi> </persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FLORENCE EMLY</hi> </persName> were
<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted for
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<interp inst="t19001119-31-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-31-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>conspiring to steal the property of
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<interp inst="t19001119-name-130" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19001119-31-offence-1 t19001119-name-130"/>the Army and Navy Stores, Limited</persName>.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">No evidence was offered.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19001119-31-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-31-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>32.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">BERESFORD HOPE</hi> (60)</persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY TORTICE</hi> (21)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19001119-32-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-32-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="sodomy"/>, Un
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<hi rend="italic">Second Count,</hi> for committing an indecent act. </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HOPE</hi>
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<interp inst="t19001119-32-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">on the Second Count.</hi> </rs> Three previous con
<lb/>victions were proved against him, two of which were for a similar offence.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t19001119-32-punishment-30" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-32-19001119 t19001119-32-punishment-30"/>Eighteen months' hard labour.</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">TORTICE</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19001119-32-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
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<p>33.
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<interp inst="def1-33-19001119" type="surname" value="BIRD"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">BEVERLEY BIRD</hi>, </persName>
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<interp inst="t19001119-33-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner stated that he now admitted being a bankrupt, upon which the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">found him</hi>
<rs id="t19001119-33-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19001119-33-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-33-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t19001119-33-punishment-31" type="punishmentCategory" value="noPunish"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-33-punishment-31" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="sentenceRespited"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-33-19001119 t19001119-33-punishment-31"/>Judgment respited.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, November</hi> 21
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1900.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<p>34.
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<interp inst="t19001119-34-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARTRIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001119-name-138" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001119-name-138" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-138" type="surname" value="DIXON"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-138" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED DIXON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). On Lord Mayor's Day, in the after
<lb/>noon, I was on duty in Queen Victoria Street with Detectives Berry and</p>
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<p>Slade, of the Great Eastern Railway Company—I saw the prisoners talk
<lb/>ing together outside Spiers and Pond's—Johnson walked towards Black
<lb/>friars Bridge, followed by the men—Johnson stood on the right side of ladies twice, and the men behind her—one lady looked at them and walked out of the crowd—they turned towards Queen Victoria Street again and stood near a lady I now know as Mrs. Hanna, who was standing in the doorway of the Black Friar public-house, Johnson on her right, and the men, watching her actions, standing in front of them—as the show had passed the prisoners left hurriedly, going up Queen Victoria Street at a sharp pace—Berry spoke to Hanna, and then rushed after the men—seeing what Berry had done, I arrested Johnson at once—I said, "I am a police officer; I am going to arrest you for stealing a lady's purse"—she said; "I have not got it"—she became violent and disorderly—I cautioned her and explained again that I was a police officer—she said "go and wash your face, and change your dirty shirt"—she was taken to the station—they were all charged with stealing the lady's purse—they made no reply—on returning from the search-room the female searcher said she had found on the woman a snuff-box, 3 1/2 d., and an American cloth bag.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Bray.</hi> I waited to get you "straight," and not merely for an attempt.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Thompson.</hi> The lady was with her two nieces I believe—no other lady was within 3 ft. of her—I said before the Magistrate I could not see the woman's hand in the lady's pocket on account of the woman having a cloak—Berry went after you—as soon as the officer put his hand on the lady's shoulder I whistled for assistance—as another purse was found which was not identified—from the prosecutrix to where you were arrested was 18 to 20 yards, and you had every opportunity to dispose of the purse.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Johnson.</hi> You were arrested 18 to 20 yards from the prosecutrix—I never touched your bag till you were in the station—the bag you were carrying had a lot of old papers, and wan kept well open—I first saw the bag when you were arrested and put your hands up—it was the same bag I searched (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>).</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001119-name-139" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001119-name-139" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-139" type="surname" value="BERRY"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-139" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BERRY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant, G.E.R.</hi>). I was with Dixon and Slade—I saw Johnson go and stand on the right of the lady and place her left hand in the lady's dress pocket—she had a bag on her right arm—the men were standing behind Johnson, covering her actions at the first attempt—we followed them towards Keyser's Hotel, and saw Johnson put her hands in another lady's pocket—the men were covering her actions, but we saw nothing come out—I was near anough to take hold of it if it had—the prosecutrix was standing in the doorway of the Black Friar public-house as the show was going by—she had two little girls with her—no other woman was near—the male prisoners were standing in front, Thompson on the left, and Bray on the right—as Johnson withdrew her hand from the prosecutrix's pocket, someone from behind shoved me, and I heard Johnson say as she moved away, "Off!"—I then spoke to the prosecutrix, and in consequence of what she said to me I took hold of Bray—the prosecutrix also took hold of Bray and handed him over to Slade—Thompson and Johnson had gone on towards Water Lane—</p>
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<p>—I got behind them and heard Johnson say to Thompson, "That was nicely done"—I took hold of Johnson—Dixon came up and took her from me, and I went after Thompson—I took hold of him—he became very violent—I was obliged to put him on the ground—I told him I was a police officer, and that he would be charged, with two other persons with stealing a purse—he replied, "I do not know the woman," meaning Johnson—I then saw Bray struggling with Slade on the ground and heard police whistles blowing—Slade was whistling for assistance—I handed Johnson over to a gentleman who was kind enough to take her to the station—I afterwards went to the station with the prosecutrix—there was a crowd, but not so large as usual—the prisoners had ample opportunity to pass away the purse.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Bray.</hi> I did not knock you down—you never fell while I was there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Thompson.</hi> I saw two attempts to pick ladies' pockets—there was no crowd where you were, in the doorway of the public-house—I did not lay hold of Johnson's hand because someone from behind pulled me round—you and Johnson were three to four yards off when I spoke to the prosecutrix—Johnson was nearer to me and the prosecutrix—I waited till I saw something more than an attempt—I did not hold your hands up, nor say if you dared to move I would kick your inside out—other policemen came up after the alarm was given.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. I saw Johnson's hand below her cloak—I was in the public-house, standing behind them—the door was open.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001119-name-140" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001119-name-140" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-140" type="surname" value="SLADE"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-140" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED SLADE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective, G.E.R.</hi>). I was with Berry and Dixon—I arrested Bray—he was very violent, and knocked me to the ground—with assistance I took him to the station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Bray.</hi> You threw me to the ground, and came down with me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Thompson.</hi> I did not see the woman's hand in the lady's pocket plainly—I was behind them—there was not a great crowd—there were other females and males as well.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001119-name-141" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001119-name-141" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-141" type="surname" value="HANCOCK"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-141" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HANCOCK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective, L.</hi>). I know the prisoners—I have seen Bray, Thompson, and another man together in St. George's Circus—I have also seen Thompson and Johnson together.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001119-name-142" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001119-name-142" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-142" type="surname" value="HANNA"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-142" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE HANNA</persName> </hi>. I live at Walthamstow—I am married—I came with my two nieces to see the Lord Mayor's Show—one is 13, the other 17 years of age—we located ourselves at a public-house door in Queen Victoria Street—I had 3s. 6d. and some coppers and three railway tickets safe in my purse in my pocket—I had my hand on my pocket until my little niece cried, when I put her in a place to stand still by my side—an officer spoke to me, and I put my hand in my pocket and found my purse was gone, with my money and railway tickets, which were in it—I have not seen them since.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Thompson.</hi> There was a large crowd, but not where I was standing; they were pushing past—there were females;
<hi rend="italic">that</hi> prisoner on one side of me, and you on the other.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Johnson.</hi> I particularly noticed you—Bray said that I said that I had never seen you before, but I told him I did not say such a thing.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Bray, in his defence, said that he went to see the show, that he never saw the prosecutrix, and knew nothing about it.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Thompson, in his defence, said that he only had</hi> 4 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d. on him, and knew nothing about it; that there was a great crowd, and the police had put the charge into the prosecutrix's head</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>.
<hi rend="italic">They then</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a previous conviction; Bray at this court, in November</hi>, 1881,
<hi rend="italic">in the name of John Withers, and four other convictions were proved against him, including two terms of ten and one of four years' penal servitude; Thompson at this court in January</hi>, 1898,
<hi rend="italic">in the name of Thomas Baker, and five other convictions, were proved against him, and Johnson at the South London Sessions in December</hi>, 1897;
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-34-19001119 t19001119-34-punishment-32"/>Five years penal servitude each</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>38.
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19001119-38-offence-1 t19001119-name-145"/>Emanuel Fritsch</persName>, and stealing part of a watch ehain, a purse, and 25s., his property.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PERRON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19001119-name-146" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19001119-name-146" type="given" value="EMANUEL"/>EMANUEL FRITSCH</persName> </hi>. I am a cabinet-maker, of 45, Fitzroy Street—on October 27th, about 9 p.m., I was in the King's Head public-house, Tottenham Court Road, drinking with the prisoners and two other men—I left, and walked up Warren Street with the two prisoners and one who is not here—Guildford struck me on my mouth and knocked me down, and they took my money from my pocket—I was sober—I am sure the prisoners are two of the men—I saw them again at the Police station—I lost my watch chain.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Guildford.</hi> I left you two in the public-house about 8 o'clock—I went out alone—I was not drunk—you hit me on my face—you were at my pocket, and the other one.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. This is my chain (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—my watch remained in my pocket.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001119-name-147" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001119-name-147" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-147" type="surname" value="MCGOLDRICK"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-147" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK MCGOLDRICK</persName> </hi>. I am 16 years old, and live in Warren Street—on October 27th, between 9 and 10 o'clock, I was in Warren Street with two or three more, and saw the prosecutor on the ground, and the prisoners get up and went to the Feathers—the prosecutor went after them, and they hit him on his mouth and flung him on the ground—Wall came up in plain clothes, and they were taken to the station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Guildford.</hi> You did not take anything from him, but you made the attempt—you got hold of him by the back of his neck—you walked away—I am quite sure that I saw you.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Capel.</hi> I saw you holding him by the back of his neck.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I saw a third man, but he took no part in it; he wore a long black coat; he got away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001119-name-148" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001119-name-148" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-148" type="surname" value="RAMSEY"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-148" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT RAMSEY</persName> </hi>. I am 16 years old—on October 27th I was with McGoldrick in Warren Street—a little girl came running up and said, "There is a fight up there"—we ran and saw the prosecutor on the ground and the prisoners standing over him; he got up and caught one of them by the neck—a constable came up and took them to the station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Guildford.</hi> I saw you try to take something from</p>
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<p>him; he got hold of your collar, and you turned round and struck him—another
<hi rend="italic">chap</hi> was there, but he got away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001119-name-149" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001119-name-149" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-149" type="surname" value="THORN"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-149" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM THORN</persName> </hi>. I am 14 years old, and live in Warren Street—on October 27th I was in Warren Street, and saw the prosecutor walkin and the two prisoners following him; they knocked him down, and stood over him; when they got further on they smacked him on his mouth—I ran for a constable, who got hold of them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Guildford.</hi> I did not see you take anything from him, or try to.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19001119-name-150" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WALL</persName> </hi> (329
<hi rend="italic">D</hi>). I was in Warren Street, in plain clothes, and saw the two prisoners and a man not in custody, bending over the prosecutor—I was 50 or 60 yards off—the prosecutor got up and caught hold of Guildford by the back of his neck, and Guildford knocked him down—I took Guildford, and the prosecutor charged him—the prosecutor was drunk.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Guildford.</hi> I do not always arrest a man who is on the ground; he may be in a fit—I was not drunk—you were charged with stealing a watchchain—the prosecutor's pocket was hanging out—he showed his mouth to the inspector, and you were charged with robbery with violence.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Guildford's defence:</hi> The prosecutor was in the publichouse with an oldish man and a female I upset her ale, and apologised and offered to get her another. He came back with another man three-quarters of an hour afterwards, and we went to the Feathers. The prosecutor was very drunk; when the inspector asked him what the charge was he said, "I don't know; I consider I was justified in striking him, but I did not attempt to rob him. He was asked if he had lost anything and" said "No."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001119-name-151" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001119-name-151" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-151" type="surname" value="FRITSCH"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-151" type="given" value="EMANUEL"/>EMANUEL FRITSCH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I was not with a woman in the public-house, but there were two women there, and one went away directly—I had nothing to do with them—I was quite alone.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>.
<hi rend="italic">They then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to previous convictions; Guildford, at this Court on May</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1899,
<hi rend="italic">as William Kilford; and Capel at Clerken
<lb/>well on April</hi> 19
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1900,
<hi rend="italic">as James Blackwell. Capel received a good character, but three other convictions were proved against him.</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GUILD
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve months' hard labour.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CAPEL</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Eight months' hard labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>39.
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19001119-39-offence-2 t19001119-name-153"/>Haig and Haig, Limited</persName>, his masters. </rs>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner had made complete restitution of the amount.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-39-19001119 t19001119-39-punishment-35"/>Four days' imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>40.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES FULLER</hi> </persName> was
<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted
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<hi rend="italic">No evidence was offered.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>41.
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<interp inst="t19001119-41-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="embezzlement"/>, Embezzling £1 13s. 5d. and other sums of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19001119-41-offence-1 t19001119-name-156"/>Hewson Graham Kent</persName>, his master.</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner having stated in the hearing of the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">that he was guilty, they found that verdict. He received a good character.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-41-19001119 t19001119-41-punishment-36"/>Judgment respited.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>42.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE JAMES ROSE</hi> (36)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19001119-42-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-42-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="bigamy"/>, Feloniously marrying
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19001119-42-offence-1 t19001119-name-158"/>Emily Elizabeth Barker</persName>, his wife being alive.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19001119-42-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-42-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-42-19001119 t19001119-42-punishment-37"/>Five years' penal servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, November</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1900.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. THOMPSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001119-name-163" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001119-name-163" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19001119-name-163" type="given" value="CHARLES EDWARD"/>CHARLES EDWARD HOLDGATE</persName> </hi>. I am cashier to Ernest Cook, trading as Thomas Cook & Son, tourists' agents, at their branch, 89, Gracechurch Street—on October 26th the prisoners came about 11 a.m.—Saleh spoke for them all in broken English and signs—they asked for foreign coins for earrings—I showed them French gold coins, first one or two—they said "More, more!"—I spread a whole heap out on the counter, Belgian, French, Greek, and Russian—afterwards I showed them German coins—Khalil and Saleh said they did not want those—Abdullah said he would have two 20-fr. pieces, French—I put them on one side on the counter—they pat a pencil and their fingers through the bars, and kept raking the coins towards then—Abdullah bought a 10-mark piece—he paid in English money—they still asked for more—I showed them American coins—they did not want them, they asked for French coins again—they were all grabbing the coins and talking at the same time, and all wanting different things—I was confused—they went out of the shop—I missed two 20-fr. pieces when I counted my money in the evening, and I found a 10-mark piece on the ground—there was one 10-mark piece missing from my money—while they were there a coin dropped on the floor on their side of the counter—I thought it was theirs—it was not one I sold them—I saw one of them put the one I sold in his pocket—the two 20-fr. pieces could not have been taken at any other time in the day.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Khalil.</hi> The coin was found by the boy when I was engaged with another person, and the boy gave it to me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Saleh.</hi> You did not give me any gold or note.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Abdullah.</hi> I showed you money because Saleh asked to see gold coins—you did not give me anything to change, but wanted to buy coins.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001119-name-164" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001119-name-164" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19001119-name-164" type="given" value="WILLIAM ROBERT"/>WILLIAM ROBERT PALMER</persName> </hi>. I am assistant cashier to Thomas Cook & Son, tourists' agents, at 82, Oxford Street—on October 26th, between 12 and 1 o'clock, the prisoners came in—Saleh presented a £5 note, and made signs that he wanted gold coins, for earrings—I showed them French, German, and English coins—I held them in my hand, and put my hand through the bars—they took them out of my hand and put them on the counter—they wanted others—I showed them German and English—one of them took one sovereign; only one, as far as I could see—he took one or two—I think it was Khalil—they made signs for more—I brought out more French coins—they talked among themselves as if they were quarrelling</p>
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<p>—I asked if they spoke French—they said, "No, Arabic, Arabic"—they changed a note for five sovereigns—they went away, and I put the coins back—while in the shop they were clamouring and clawing for the coins, putting their fingers through the bars as far as they could—when I balanced my accounts that day I found I had lost three sovereigns and 10 fr.—there was no other time that day when I think coins can have been lost.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Saleh.</hi> The note is stamped "Gerald Quin, Cope & Co."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. I seldom miss anything at the end of the day—the big
<lb/>gest amount was £1—I have missed nothing since except a few pence—the lower rail is about 3 in. from the counter—from that the bars go upwards.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners repeated in substance their former defences.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19001119-43-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">The police stated they had traced the prisoners to 14. Little Haley Street, Commercial Road, where their wives were locked up while they went out; that Abdullah and Khalil were brothers who lived in one room with their wives and children, while Saleh slept with his wife down
<lb/>stairs; that their condition was deplorable, and that there were other cases against them of similar frauds.—
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<interp inst="t19001119-43-punishment-38" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-43-19001119 t19001119-43-punishment-38"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-43-19001119 t19001119-43-punishment-38"/>Eighteen months' hard labour each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GIOVANNI BALDASARI</hi> (30)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19001119-44-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully having counterfeit coin in their possession, with intent to utter it.
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARTRIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SANDS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Baldasari; and the evidence was interpreted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001119-name-167" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001119-name-167" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-167" type="surname" value="FERANI"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-167" type="given" value="LUIGI"/>LUIGI FERANI</persName> </hi>. I live at 30, Manchester Road, East—I understand English a little—in March I let a second floor back room to the prisoner Baldasari—on September 27th the prisoner Morfini arrived with two portmanteaux, and the two prisoners occupied one room, in which the portmanteaux were till October 14th—on October 15th the police came, and I pointed out to them the room and the portmanteaux.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SANDS</hi>. I keep a boarding-house for Italians, and 10 or 12 live there—Baldasari was one—he went out with an ice-cream barrow—Morfini came as a stranger, but three years ago he had stayed there—Morfini had a friend named Joseppe to see him—he had a fair moustache—I only saw him go out twice—Baldasari came home about 9 p.m.—he went out as usual the morning the police came—I first knew that Morfini was in prison when the police arrested Baldasari.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There were two single beds in the room—no one but the prisoners used the room—Morfini did a little shoemakers' work in the house.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001119-name-168" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001119-name-168" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-168" type="surname" value="SKEELS"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-168" type="given" value="ADA"/>ADA SKEELS</persName> </hi>. I assist my parents in a shop at 85, Glengall Road, Millwall—we keep open all day on Sundays—on Sunday, October 14th, about 8.20 a.m., Baldasari came in for a pennyworth of walnuts—he gave me a penny—he walked away a little distance, and came back and bought another pennyworth of walnuts—he gave me a florin—I gave him 1s. 11d. change—I put the florin in my pocket with two others—I afterwards found one of them was bad—there was another man with him; a shorter man—</p>
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<p>on October 23rd I picked Baldasari out from 15 or 16 people in the prison yard at Thames Police-court at once.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SANDS</hi>. I took the other two florins the same evening—the man who came in was shaved—I gave the florin to the police the next day—Morfini was one of those I saw in the police yard.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The coin Baldasari gave me was newer-looking than the others, so I took notice of it—our shop is about 20 minutes' walk from Manchester Road, where Baldasari lives—I handed the coin to Laming.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001119-name-169" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001119-name-169" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-169" type="surname" value="LAMING"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-169" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES LAMING</persName> </hi> (669
<hi rend="italic">K</hi>). I received this florin from Skeels—I took it to the station and handed it to the police.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001119-name-170" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001119-name-170" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-170" type="surname" value="CLARK"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-170" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH CLARK</persName> </hi>. I am married, and keep a shop at East Ferry Road, Poplar—on Sunday, October 14th, Baldasari came in about 8 o'clock for a pennyworth of chocolate—he offered a florin—I sounded it, and thought it was good—after he went I showed it to my husband—we tested it, and found it bad—I went out for the man, but could not find him—on October 23rd the detective fetched me to Arbour Square, and picked out Baldasari quite easily from 15 or 16—I am sure he is the same man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SANDS</hi>. I do not think he had a beard then (
<hi rend="italic">Baldasari had a beard</hi>)—I could not describe him—the policeman told me it was a foreigner they had apprehended—my shop is two or three minutes' walk from Skeels' shop, and about 10 minutes walk from 30, Manchester Road.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001119-name-171" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001119-name-171" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-171" type="surname" value="CLARK"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-171" type="given" value="JAMES ARTHUR"/>JAMES ARTHUR CLARK</persName> </hi>. I am the husband of the last witness—she showed me the coin about 8 o'clock—I bent it, and found it was bad—I handed it to Police Sergeant Lamerton.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001119-name-172" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001119-name-172" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-172" type="surname" value="LAMERTON"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-172" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS LAMERTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>, 9
<hi rend="italic">K</hi>). Mr. Clark handed me this florin—it was brighter then than it is now.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001119-name-173" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001119-name-173" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-173" type="surname" value="SAXTON"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-173" type="given" value="HENRY EDWARD"/>HENRY EDWARD SAXTON</persName> </hi>. I am licensee of the Highlander beer-house, Tooke Street, Millwall—on Sunday, October 14th, the prisoners came in about 8.30 p.m.—Baldasari asked for two glasses of beer—I served them, and he tendered me this florin—I took it to the till and bent it—I re
<lb/>turned it to him, and said, "This 2s. piece is a bad one"—he immediately paid for the beer with a good half-crown, and put the florin in his pocket—I said, "Where did you get it from?"—he said, "Ice-cream to-day"—the prisoners drank their beer and went hurriedly out—I followed them a short distance, hoping to see a constable, but being short-handed and having my coat off, I returned home—I heard the next morning, about 11 o'clock, a man had been arrested for the same sort of thing, and I identified Morfini from 20 or 30 men at the Thames Police-court—I went with Detective Burton to Manchester Road—in a room at the back of the shop I saw Baldasari with seven or eight other Italians—I identified him at once, and told Burton so—he was taken to the station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SANDS</hi>. Baldasari spoke a little English; enough for me to know that the prisoners wanted two glasses—my place is nearly a mile from 30, Manchester Road—you could pass Jaye's stall in the West Ferry Road, but you can go another way; that is the main road.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001119-name-174" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001119-name-174" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-174" type="surname" value="FORGE"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-174" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MRS. MARY ANN FORGE</persName> </hi>. I keep a shop at 31, East Ferry Road—on Sunday, October 14th, Baldasari came in about 8.5 p.m., and I served him with 1/2 lb. of walnuts at 3d.—he gave me a 2s.
<hi rend="italic">bit</hi>—I gave him</p>
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<p>1s. 10 1/2 d. change—I looked at the coin, found it was bad, and went after him—when I came up to him I said, "You have given me a bad 2s.
<hi rend="italic">bit;</hi> have you any more on you?"—he made no answer, but took it back, and gave me a half-crown in the street, and ran away—I told Police-sergeant Burton—on October 23 rd I was taken to Arbour Square Police-court, and recognised him at once among a lot of men.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SANDS</hi>. I had heard that two foreigners were arrested—the man had no beard—he spoke English pretty fair.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He had a moustache—he did not wait for the 6d. change for the half-crown.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001119-name-175" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001119-name-175" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-175" type="surname" value="JAYE"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-175" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH JAYE</persName> </hi>. I help to keep a fruit stall in West Ferry Road—on Sunday, October 14th, about 9 or 9.30 p.m., Morfini came for two 1 1/2 d. pears—he gave me a half-crown, which I took into the public-house—I laid it on the counter, and Digby, a 'busman, gave me change—I went out and gave it to Morfini, who walked away—Digby came out and told me to fetch the man back, as it was bad—I ran after Morfini and caught him on the Millwall Dock Bridge with Baldasari—I said, "You have given me a bad half-crown; give me the change back"—they were walking together—they stopped—Morfini wanted to go away, but I caught hold of his coat—a young woman was passing, and I asked her to fetch a policeman—at the same time a policeman came across the road and asked what he had done—I said, "He has given me a bad half-crown"—the policeman arrested him—Baldasari walked away pretty sharp—I knew Baldasari before, when he kept a shop, before he had an ice-cream barrow—I have bought ice-cream from him—I saw Morfini at the Police-station, and charged him with giving me a bad half-crown—I identified Baldasari on October 16th at the Police-court yard from 26 to 30 others as the man who was with Morfini that night.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SANDS</hi>. I saw Baldasari two or three minutes after I went after Morfini—Baldasari walked away before the policeman came up—Morfini did not give me back the change.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001119-name-176" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001119-name-176" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-176" type="surname" value="DIGBY"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-176" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM DIGBY</persName> </hi>. I am a licensed omnibus driver—on Sunday, October 14th, I was in a public-house when Jaye gave me this half-crown—I gave her the change, then found it was bad—I went with her about 100 yards, and saw only one foreigner—that was Morfini—I handed the half-crown to the police—I know this is the half-crown because of my teeth marks.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001119-name-177" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001119-name-177" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-177" type="surname" value="COX"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-177" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES COX</persName> </hi> (60
<hi rend="italic">KR</hi>). I was on the Millwall Dock Bridge when Jaye, who keeps a stall, came up—I went after Morfini, and told him I should take him back for uttering counterfeit coin to the girl, who was keeping a stall—he said, "I no understand English"—I took him back, and after
<lb/>ward to the station—Peter George, an Italian, was fetched to the station, and interpreted the charge—I searched him in the Millwall police-box—I found a bad 2s. piece in his right-hand trousers packet, which was after
<lb/>wards identified by Saxton—I also found in good money four single shillings and 11 pence bronze.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001119-name-178" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001119-name-178" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-178" type="surname" value="BURTON"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-178" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BURTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant, K</hi>). Mr. Saxton complained to me at the Police-court on the morning of October 15th—I went with him to 30, Manchester Street—in the back room on the ground floor he pointed out Baldasari among seven or eight other foreigners—I told him I was a police</p>
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<p>officer, and should take him into custody for uttering a 2s. piece to Mr. Saxton in concert with Lorenzo—he said, "If me go for walk me don't know what he do"—I took him to a back room on the second floor which was pointed out by Ferrani, who when I asked pointed out Lorenzo's bed and his property, two portmanteaux, under it—there were two single beds in the room—in the portmanteau which was open was a small key which opened the second portmanteau—in that I found 37 false half-crowns and 43 false 2s. pieces tied up in this handkerchief, and the other things produced, including silver and gold powder, metal, plaster of Paris—in a coat I found this file and a piece of white metal, tin—Baldasari was taken to the station and charged with beingin possession of these coins, with the other prisoner, and passing the 2s. piece—he said, "I know nothing," or words to that effect—on being searched I found on him £21 10s. in gold, £1 12s. in silver, and 9 1/2 d. in bronze, and five French coins—on October 16th Jaye in the Police-court identifie I Baldasari from about 30 men, same of them foreigners—he had not a beard then—there was a remand to the 23rd, when he was identified by Skeels, Mrs. Clark and Forge—Morfini was arrested on Sunday night, October 14th, charged on the Monday morning, and remanded eight days—Baldasari was remanded seven days—Saxton identified Morfini at 10 a.m. on Monday, October 15th.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR SANDS</hi>. A number of Italians have lived in the neighbourhood for the last four years—some work at the lead mills—I got to Baldnsari's about 11.30 a.m.—Morfini gave the address as 30, Manchester Street—I spoke to Baldasari in English—clothes were hang
<lb/>ing up which were said to be Morfini's, or Lorenzo's as I knew him—their things were all over the room—there was a box of shoemaker's tools by the fireplace—every ice-cream vendor does a good trade.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Everything seemed to show that the room was occupied in common by the prisoners.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19001119-name-179" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19001119-name-179" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-179" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t19001119-name-179" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of coin to Her Majesty's Mint—I have examined all these half-crowns and florins—they are bad—all the florins are from the same mould—I have seen 50 bad coins made from one mould, but not hundreds—the half-crowns are from the same mould—all these things, including the powders and the file, may be used in making bad money.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Morfini's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "I had 200 fr. in French notes when I left Paris. I met a man, and he changed my money. All these coins were given me in exchange."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Morfini, in his defence on oath, said that he received the coins in Paris in exchange, and did not know they were bad.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Baldasari, in his defence on oath, said that he had nothing to do with Morfini except as a lodger, and did not look into his port
<lb/>manteaux, and that the witnesses had made mistakes; that a man came to the house, who resembled him, that he did not pass bad money; that he could get a good living by selling ice-cream; that he was out from early morning till evening every day with his ice-cream barrow, and saw very little of Morfini, and on so short an—acquaintance could not tell whether or not he was an honest man; that on the day in question he went</hi> </p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">out as usual, returned about 8.15 in the evening, and went to buy a news
<lb/>paper.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19001119-44-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SERGEANT BURTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">stated that Baldasari had been expelled his country in 1802 for embezzlement, and that he had had fifteen days' imprisonment for filthy conduct.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-44-19001119 t19001119-44-punishment-39"/>Eighteen months' hard labour each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Friday, November</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd,</hi> 1900.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HORACE AVORY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROUTH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Atkins, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR CHARLES MATHEWS</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">During the progress of the case the prisoners withdrew their pleas, and Atkins</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to Counts 3, 6, 7, 10, 11, 14 and 15. The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">therefore returned a verdict to that effect.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Nine months' hard labour.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CARLISLE</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Six months in the second division.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19001119-46-offence-1 t19001119-name-184"/>Walter Letts</persName>, and stealing from his person £1 9s. and a key.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DRUMMOND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19001119-name-185" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER LETTS</persName> </hi>. I live at 70, Shrubbery Road, West Green, Tottenham—between 12.30 and 1 a.m. on November 10th I was in Brick Lane—I have not been in London many weeks—I was not drunk—I knew what I was doing—I turned up Bethnal Green Road—I had gone about two dozen yards when someone came behind me and lifted my arms up, a hand went into my trousers pocket and took out my money and a key—I had about £1 9s.; I cannot say exactly—when I was released I turned round and saw a crowd of fellows, and Jones, the nearest to me, struck me a blow on my forehead and cut it open—the others were surrounding me—I fell, and someone kicked me on my back—I was in bed and under the doctor for two days after it—Gray was standing by the side of Jones—I saw him directly I turned round—after I had been kicked they all ran away—Jones and Gray ran one way, the others ran another—I caught Jones, and put my arms round his neck and clung to him, and called for help—a policeman came up, and took Gray—he was a few yards away when the policeman caught him—I am quite sure Jones is the man who struck me—that is why I followed him—my back is bad now—I was partially stunned by the blow on the forehead—my face has got into this state through blood poisoning caused by a cut on my lip, which I got in falling.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Jones.</hi> I was not intoxicated—you were endeavour
<lb/>ing to get away when I caught you.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I had to run to catch Jones.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19001119-name-186" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HAWKER</persName> </hi> (420
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). On November 10th, between 12.30 and</p>
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<p>1 a.m., I was on duty in Brick Lane—I heard a cry of "Police!" and saw seven or eight men rush across the road about 40 or 50 yards from me—I ran towards them—on nearing them I heard someone say, "Copper," then I heard a voice say, "Down the f—"—one of the men ran away, then I saw a blow struck and a man fall; the rest ran towards me—Gray was running away—I clutched him—he ducked, and I missed him—I put my leg out, and he fell in the road; I fell on top of him—I do not identify Jones—I got up and pulled Gray up—I Heard a shout round the corner, and the prosecutor said, "They are all round the corner"—before I got round the corner I heard a voice say, "Here is the one who struck me"—when I got round the corner I found the prosecutor holding Jones; the prosecutor was bleeding from his nose and mouth—he said, "This is the man who struck me. I have been robbed of my money and struck in the face"—he appeared to be dazed—I took the prisoners to the station, where the prosecutor identified Gray as one of his assailants—they were charged—Jones said, "I am innocent of it; I never saw that man in my life before," pointing to Gray—Gray said, "It is right; I ran away, but it was to get away from the crowd."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Jones.</hi> You came quietly to the station—I did not say to the prosecutor that he had had too much Lord Mayor's Day.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Jones' defence:</hi> I am absolutely innocent, and I never saw the man before, or assaulted him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Gray's defence:</hi> I have never been in a Police-station before—I have never been in trouble before in my life, and I am innocent of this crime.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Gray received a good character.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">NOT GUILTY</hi>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">JONES</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19001119-46-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-46-19001119 t19001119-46-punishment-42"/>Eighteen months' Hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Friday, November</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1900.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19001119-name-191" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK PLATT</persName> </hi>. I live at 27, Oakum Street, Chelsea, and am a carman—on September 27th, at 11.30 p.m., I was with my cousin, Peter John Platt, going home to Oakum Street—when we reached Pond Place Charles Key came up behind and struck me on the head with the buckle of his belt—I fell and rolled in the gutter—I was insensible for a time, and was taken to the hospital, where I remained about three weeks.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Key.</hi> I did not say to my cousin, "Here's
<hi rend="italic">Nobby</hi>" before you struck me.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19001119-name-192" type="given" value="PETER JOHN"/>PETER JOHN PLATT</persName> </hi>. I am a greengrocer, of 38, Blenheim Street—I am a cousin of the last witness—I went home with him at 11.30 on September 27th—in Pond Place we met three boys; the prisoners Key and Proud and another, Abberley—the prisoners came up behind us—Key struck my cousin on the head with a belt like this (
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<p>knocked down, and the boys then hit me on the back with the belt, and I fell—all the boys were using belts similar to the one produced, and they all three struck me—as I lay on the ground I groaned, and Abberley said, "Come away; he is dying"—the belt produced had belonged to me—on Monday, September 24th, we had been fighting with the prisoner Proud, who took the belt away from me—no one struck me when on the ground, but Abberley kicked me in the face.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I had been fighting with these men before, when eight of them came up to me in the King's Road, when I was with only two others, outside Lewis's Club—I did try to use the belt, but Proud took it away—I did not with other boys threaten the prisoner Proud between the 24th and the 27th.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Key.</hi> When I charged you I said that you struck me on the shoulder—I did not say that I would murder you—I did not insult you on Sunday, 23rd, when you were with a girl.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The prisoners belong to a gang known as the Manor Street boys, and I belong to the Oakum Street boys—up to t