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<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</p>
<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>GREEN, MAYOR.</p>
<p>THIRD SESSION, HELD JANUARY 7TH, 1901.</p>
<p>MINUTES OF EVIDENCE,</p>
<p>TAKEN IN SHORT-HAND BY</p>
<p>JAMES DROVER BARNETT</p>
<p>AND</p>
<p>ALEXANDER BUCKLER,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court.</p>
<p>ROLLS CHAMBERS, No. 89, CHANCERY LANE.</p>
<p>THE POINTS OF LAW AND PRACTICE</p>
<p>REVISED AND EDITED BY</p>
<p>EDWARD T. E. BESLEY, ESQ., Q.C.</p>
<p>OF THE MIDDLE TEMPLE, BARRISTER-AT-LAW.</p>
<p>LONDON:</p>
<p>STEVENS AND SONS, LIMITED. 119, CHANCERY LANE,</p>
<p>Law Booksellers and Publishers.</p>
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<p>THE</p>
<p>WHOLE PROCEEDINGS</p>
<p>On the Queen's Commission of</p>
<p>OYER AND TERMINER AND GAOL DELIVERY</p>
<p>FOR</p>
<p>The City Of London,</p>
<p>AND GAOL DELIVERY FOR THE</p>
<p>COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX AND THE PARTS OF THE COUNTIES OF ESSEX, KENT, AND SURREY WITHIN THE JURISDICTION</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT,</p>
<p>Held on Monday, January 7th, 1901, and following days,</p>
<p>Before the Kight Hon.
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<interp inst="t19010107-name-2" type="given" value="HENRY EDMUND"/>HENRY EDMUND KNIGHT</persName> </hi>, Knt; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOSEPH RENALS</hi>, Bart.; and Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN VOCE MOORE</hi>, Knt. Aldermen of the said City; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">FORREST FULTON</hi>, Knt., Q.C., Recorder of the said City;
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<interp inst="t19010107-name-3" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN POUND</persName> </hi>, Esq.;
<hi rend="smallCaps">HENRY GEORGE SMALLMAN</hi>, Esq.; and
<hi rend="smallCaps">FREDERICK PRATT ALLISTON</hi>, Esq., other of the Aldermen of the said City; and
<hi rend="smallCaps">FREDERICK ALBERT BOSANQUET</hi>, Q.C., Common Serjeant of the said City; His Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer, and General Gaol Delivery holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WALTER VAUGHAN MORGAN</hi>, Esq., Alderman.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010107-name-4" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH LAWRENCE</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">SHERIFFS.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Under-Sheriffs</hi> </p>
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<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT.</p>
<p>GREEN, MAYOR. THIRD SESSION,</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—a 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, January</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1901.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010107-100-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>to stealing while employed in the Post Office two post letters containing postal orders for 7s. 6d. and 3s., the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010107-100-offence-1 t19010107-name-8"/>the Postmaster General</persName>.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to embezzling ₤8 11s. 9d., the moneys of
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<p>103.
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010107-103-offence-1 t19010107-name-13"/>Sir William C. Leng & Co.</persName>, and stealing a show case containing eight razors and other articles.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count:</hi> Receiving the same goods, well knowing them to have been stolen.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BOROUGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010107-name-14" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BROWN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). I saw the prisoner detained at Kennington Police-station, charged with unlawful possession, on December 30th—he was charged the following day and discharged—I re-arrested him and told him I was a police officer, and should charge him with breaking and entering a shop in the City and stealing a show case—he said, "I do not know the place"—in answer to the charge, he said, "You will have to prove I stole it; there was another man with me, but I will not
<hi rend="italic">round</hi> on him."</p>
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<interp inst="t19010107-name-15" type="given" value="SIDNEY HERBERT"/>SIDNEY HERBERT PERRIEN</persName> </hi>. I am the London publisher to W.C. Leng and Co., proprietors of the
<hi rend="italic">Weekly Telegraph</hi>—they have offices at Mitre Court, Fleet Street—this show case (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) is the property of the firm—it is kept inside the window of the office—the knives are sold as an advertisement—I last saw it on the night of December 30th—on the 31st the window was broken, and the case was missing—I subsequently saw it and identified it.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010107-name-16" type="given" value="DENNIS"/>DENNIS DALY</persName> </hi> (129,
<hi rend="italic">City</hi>). I was on duty in Fleet Street on the early morning of December 30th—I went down Mitre Court at 3.35 a.m.—I</p>
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<p>saw this case in the window, unbroken—I went down again at 4 o'clock; the window was smashed, and the case was gone.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010107-name-17" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER SMITH</persName> </hi> (53
<hi rend="italic">L</hi>). On December 30th, about 4.10 a.m., I was on duty in Blackfriars Road—I saw the prisoner carrying a brown paper parcel on his shoulder—he was coming from the bridge—I stopped him and asked him what he had got in the parcel—he said, "Knives"—I asked him to undo it—he did so, and I found it contained a show case, containing 18 pocket knives and eight razors—I asked him where he got it from—he said, "I got it from Messrs. Scarffe, 113 and 114, Gray's Inn Road"—I said I should take him to the station—he said, "Meet me to-night at 6 o'clock, and I will tell you all about it"—I took him into custody.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate;</hi>"Who saw me break the window?"</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, on oath, said that he met a man who asked him to take the parcel home for him, as he had got a message; that he did not know what was in the parcel, and that he would not say what the other man's name was.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010107-103-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, January</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1901.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010107-104-offence-1 t19010107-name-19"/>Adolf Levison</persName>, having been convicted at Clerken well on March 16 th, 1897.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">Seven other convictions were proved against him.—
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<p>105.
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<hi rend="italic">Eight other convictions were proved against him—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-105-19010107 t19010107-105-punishment-6"/>Four years' penal servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>106.
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<interp inst="t19010107-106-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>, to stealing a letter and a guarantee form, from a letter box, having been convicted at Clerkenwell in January, 1899.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t19010107-106-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
<hi rend="italic">Another conviction of alike offence was proved against him.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-106-19010107 t19010107-106-punishment-7"/>Twelve months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>107.
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to burglary in a dwelling-house and stealing knives and other articles, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010107-107-offence-2 t19010107-name-26"/>Julia Cole</persName>,</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to burglary in a dwelling-house and stealing a pair of fish carver and other articles, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010107-107-offence-3 t19010107-name-27"/>Alice Wilkinson</persName>, having been convicted at the Thames Police-court on June 12th, 1900.</rs>
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<interp inst="t19010107-107-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
<hi rend="italic">Five previous convictions were proved against him.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-107-19010107 t19010107-107-punishment-8"/>Five years' penal servitude.</rs> </hi> And</p> </div1>
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<p>(108)
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<hi rend="largeCaps">AUGUSTA FOWLER</hi> (40)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19010107-108-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-108-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, to stealing a book, the property of
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<interp inst="t19010107-name-29" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010107-108-offence-1 t19010107-name-29"/>the Army and Navy Co-operative Society, Limited</persName>, after a conviction at Chelmsford on February 3rd, 1900.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t19010107-108-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
<hi rend="italic">Six former convictions were proved against her.—
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<interp inst="t19010107-108-punishment-9" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-108-19010107 t19010107-108-punishment-9"/>Twelve months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>109.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS CUMMINGS</hi> (20)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19010107-109-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="robbery"/>, Robbery with violence on
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010107-109-offence-1 t19010107-name-31"/>George Hall</persName>, and stealing a watch and chain.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TUDOR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010107-name-32" type="surname" value="HALL"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-32" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HALL</persName> </hi>. I am a theatrical property maker, of 8, New Street, St.</p>
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<p>Martin's Lane—on December 1st I left work at the Duke of York Theatre, and went to the Star and Garter to get a drink; I left by myself, and was going home; I was accosted by a man in St. Martin's Lane 20 or 30 yards from the public-house; three men set upon me, and the prisoner snatched at my watch-chain; I caught hold of his two arms, and then another man gave me a blow on my eye; we fell, and the third man took my watch and chain; I did not let go of the prisoner; a constable came, and I gave him in charge.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> It was you who snatched at my watch-chain.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010107-name-33" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19010107-name-33" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER HULETT</persName> </hi> (325
<hi rend="italic">E</hi>). I was in St. Martin's Lane at midnight on this Saturday, and saw the prosecutor and prisoner struggling on the ground; the prosecutor was holding the prisoner; he said, "This man and two others stole my watch and chain, and one of them struck me on the eye," and prisoner said, "I have not got it"—the prosecutor had had a glass of drink,"—at the station the prisoner said, "All I can say is, I am unlucky."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence:</hi> I was not sober. The only thing I know is that somebody put their arms round my waist. Whether the other man came by my side I do not know.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010107-109-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">He had been convicted of highway robbery and assaulting the police on May 8th,</hi>1899.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-109-19010107 t19010107-109-punishment-10"/>Twelve months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>110.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ISIDORE MORDAUNT SIGISMUND</hi> (56)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19010107-110-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="libel"/>, Publishing a false and defamatory libel on
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010107-110-offence-1 t19010107-name-35"/>Thomas Richard Allinson</persName>.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. YOUNG</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010107-name-36" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19010107-name-36" type="given" value="ANNE"/>ANNE ALLINSON</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Dr. Thomas Richard Allinson, a licentiate of the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh, of Spanish Place, Manchester Square—I have had many letters and post-cards from the prisoner—I know his writing—all these letters and post-cards are in his writing—(
<hi rend="italic">These letters were of an abusive and scurrilous description, and the dates covered a period of six years.</hi>)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> My husband is a hydro doctor—he has been struck off the rolls, and has "Ex-Doctor Allinson" on his door—I am a Jewess—the Jews think a great deal of family relationship. (
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner persisted in asking the witness questions on irrelevant matters, which the Court would not permit her to answer, and as he continued to do so after several cautions, the witness was ordered to stand down.</hi>)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010107-name-37" type="given" value="PETER"/>PETER MACINTYRE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Inspector, B</hi>). I arrested the prisoner on October 13th at 39, High Street, on a warrant, charging him with publishing a defamatory libel—he said, "That hound, that scoundrel Allinson, has robbed me of ₤30,000; I am glad it has come to this; it is quite true that I wrote it"—he was formally charged at the station, and made no reply.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You said to me that you had asked for my name and address, that you might call on me, hearing that a warrant was out for you.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. He came to the station to give himself up.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "These letters and cards were written by me under very great provocation. When the Court hears of the provocation it will change the aspect of the case. The third libel is</p>
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<p>a small matter; if I had known it was criminal I should have acted just the same. It is not only on account of the money I have been robbed of, but the fraud of Mrs. Allinson."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, stated, on oath, that he was M.D. of the Dental, College, a graduate distingue of Liege, and had a special diploma in Germany, and had been an officer in the Army, and had fought three luels; that he had challenged Mr. Allinson to fight a duel, who was too cowardly to meet him; and that he wrote the letters in a state of distraction bordering on insanity, as the only way of ventilating his wrongs.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010107-110-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-110-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Upon the prisoner stating that he was willing to retract and apologise,
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<interp inst="t19010107-110-punishment-11" type="punishmentCategory" value="miscPunish"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-110-19010107 t19010107-110-punishment-11"/>he was bound over in his own recognizances to appear for judgment when called upon.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, January</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1901.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<p>111.
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<interp inst="t19010107-111-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t19010107-111-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>to forging and uttering endorsements to cheques for ₤61 8s. 6d. and ₤94 13s. 1d.,</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to forging four orders for the transfer of goods, with intent to defraud</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-111-19010107 t19010107-111-punishment-12"/>Five years' penal servitude.</rs> </hi> And</p> </div1>
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<p>(112)
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<interp inst="t19010107-112-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, to uttering cheques for ₤125, ₤75, and ₤98, with intent to defraud, having been convicted of felony at Newington on May 13th, 1896.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t19010107-112-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
<hi rend="italic">Three other convictions were proved against him.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-112-19010107 t19010107-112-punishment-13"/>Seven years' penal servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>113.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN BUNKER</hi>, </persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010107-113-offence-1 t19010107-name-41"/>Ralph Bros., Ltd</persName>, his masters.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BEARD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">No evidence was offered on this and three other indictments.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010107-113-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>114.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">TIMOTHY CRAWLEY</hi> (29)</persName>,
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<interp inst="def2-114-19010107" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY COOTES</hi> (32)</persName>, and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ELLEN NAGLE</hi> (28)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010107-114-offence-1 t19010107-name-45"/>Benjamin Archer</persName>, and stealing a handkerchief and 4d. from his person.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LATHAM</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010107-name-46" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010107-name-46" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-46" type="surname" value="ARCHER"/>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Cootes.</hi> I cannot say which way you came up to me—you were on my right—you both caught hold of me before I had time to see you—I first recognised you in the station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Nagle.</hi> You molested me; I did not molest you—I was sober—you had hold of one of my arms.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010107-name-47" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010107-name-47" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-47" type="surname" value="SAUNDERS"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-47" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED SAUNDERS</persName> </hi> (403
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). On December 9th, at 12.20 a.m., I was on duty in Commercial Street, Whitechapel—I saw the prosecutor and Nagle; they turned down George Yard—I went to the corner and watched them—I saw the two male prisoners standing about 40 yardsdown the yard, against the wall—Cootes appeared to strike the prosecutor in the face; Crawley struck him at the same time—the prosecutor was making a gurgling noise, as if being choked—I ran up and caught Crawley on the top of the prosecutor, and I called to another constable, who caught Nagle—Cootes was brought into the station, and I recognised him—I found 3d. in bronze on Crawley and a pawn-ticket—when Cootes was brought to the station he said to the prosecutor, "You will get your f—ear burst over this!"</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Cootes.</hi> I first saw you in George Yard—I recognised you there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I did not know the men before.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010107-name-48" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010107-name-48" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-48" type="surname" value="PINCHEN"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-48" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR PINCHEN</persName> </hi> (458
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). At 12.20 a.m. on December 9th I saw Archer go to George Yard—I followed him—I heard the prosecutor groan—I saw Crawley lying on the top of him—the last witness arrested him—I saw Nagle and a man walking away very quickly—I went after them—the man had gone too far—I caught Nagle—she said to me, "I have done nothing; what is the matter!"—I said, "You will have to come back and see"—we went back to the prosecutor, who was bleeding from his nose and mouth—he said he had been robbed, and that Nagle had
<hi rend="italic">gone down</hi> his pockets—Nagle had gone about 30 yards when I caught her—Cootes went down the yard towards Commercial Street, and got away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Cootes.</hi> I cannot say that I recognised you in George Yard—I saw a man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Nagle.</hi> You were walking quickly when I saw you.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010107-name-49" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010107-name-49" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-49" type="surname" value="SIME"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-49" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SIME</persName> </hi> (263
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). On December 9th, at 12.30 a.m., I was on duty in Commercial Street, in plain clothes—I saw Cootes running towards me, and another man with him—I had seen Cootes with the other two prisoners—I stopped him and asked him what he was doing—he said, "Nothing"—I said, "I am going to take you to the station to see"—he said, "If you do you will have a rough time of it"—he then became very violent, and threw me to the ground several times—he was taken to the station and charged—it took three of us to get him there—I found 4d. in his trousers pocket—there was one new penny—I had seen other two prisoners going to the station before I saw Cootes.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Cootes.</hi> You were about 100 yards up Commercial Street when I stopped you—at the station, before I said anything, the prosecutor said, "That is the man"—when I stopped you you did not say, "I am running up to see if my step-son has gone home."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Crawley, in his defence, said that he was going down George Yard, and</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">saw the prosecutor and the woman, who asked him to stop the prosecutor from having connection with her; that he was going to struggle with him when the prosecutor knocked him down.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cootes, in his defence, said that he was going home when the constable stopped him and asked him what he was doing, and that he said he was going home.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Nagle, in her defence, said that she was going home, that she was drunk, that the prosecutor asked her to let him have connection with her, and tried to handle her in an indecent manner; that the coppers found on her had been given her by her boy; that Crawley came to her assistance, and that the prosecutor did not fall.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010107-114-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">They then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to previous convictions of felony; Crawley at Clerkenwell on July 6th, 1896; Cootes at this Court on July 20th, 1896; and Nagle at Clerkenwell on July 4th, 1899. Three other convictions were proved against Crawley, five against Cootes, and four against Nagle.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CRAWLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">COOTES</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-114-19010107 t19010107-114-punishment-14"/>Five years' penal servitude,</rs>
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<interp inst="t19010107-114-punishment-15" type="punishmentCategory" value="corporal"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-114-punishment-15" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="whipping"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-114-19010107 t19010107-114-punishment-15"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-114-19010107 t19010107-114-punishment-15"/>and twelve strokes with the cat, each;</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NAGLE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t19010107-114-punishment-16" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t19010107-114-punishment-16" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-114-punishment-16" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-114-19010107 t19010107-114-punishment-16"/>Four years' penal servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>115.
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010107-115-offence-1 t19010107-name-53"/>Robert Sutherland</persName>, and stealing, a watch and chain, handkerchief, and cigarette-holder and 5s. 6d.</rs>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROBINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010107-name-54" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010107-name-54" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19010107-name-54" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT SUTHERLAND</persName> </hi>. I live in Commercial Road, and am a labourer—on December 23rd, about 1.30 a.m., I was in Brick Lane—I had had a little drop to drink, but I was sensible enough—as I was going down Fournier Street the female prisoner caught hold of my arm—somebody struck me from behind—I fell down, and did not know anything till I was at the station—I heard somebody come up behind me, but I did not see anybody besides the woman—I lost my watch and chain, my cigarette-holder, 5s. 6d., and a silk muffler—they were produced at Worship Street; their value altogether is about ₤1 6s—I did not know the woman before.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Ray.</hi> I did not see you.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Williams.</hi> You got hold of my arm and tried to pull me back.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010107-name-55" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010107-name-55" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-55" type="surname" value="SIME"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-55" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SIME</persName> </hi> (263
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). I was in Brick Lane about 1.30 a.m. on December 23rd with other officers—I was in plain clothes—I saw the three prisoners standing in a corner of Fournier Street—the prosecutor, who was in drink, came towards them—the woman took hold of one of his arms and Frantham hold of the other—they walked to the Synagogue steps, five or six yards distant—Ray struck the prosecutor behind his ear, and knocked him down—I acted drunk, and went and stood near the prisoners—I saw Frantham take a watch and chain from the prosecutor's waistcoat pocket—he took the chain off the watch and handed it to the woman; then Ray
<hi rend="italic">went down</hi> the prosecutor's pockets—I could not see what he took out—I then blew my whistle, and the other officers came up—I caught hold of Frantham—he threw something away, which I found to be this watch—at the station he said, "I know we had the</p>
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<p>watch; why don't you say which of us had it?"—the muffler was found on Ray—he took it off the prosecutor's neck.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Ray.</hi> I did not lay my hands on you—you took something from the man's waistcoat while I was staggering across the road.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Frantham.</hi> I saw you take the watch and chain.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010107-name-56" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010107-name-56" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-56" type="surname" value="CORNISH"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-56" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE CORNISH</persName> </hi> (377
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). I was in Brick Lane on December 23rd, at 1.30 a.m.—I saw the three prisoners leaning over the prosecutor, who was lying on his back, on some steps—I crossed the road, so that they should not see me, as they know me—the other officers arrested them—I walked up behind them, and saw Frantham throw something away, and I picked up this watch—I saw Williams drop this chain, which I picked up, and also the cigarette-holder.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010107-name-57" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010107-name-57" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-57" type="surname" value="LEESON"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-57" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN LEESON</persName> </hi> (282
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). I was in Brick Lane with other officers on December 23rd, about 1.30 a.m.—I saw the three prisoners stop the prosecutor—Frantham took hold of one arm, and Williams of the other they went into Fournier Street—Ray followed behind, and struck the prosecutor a violent blow on his head, knocking him down—Frantham felt in his pockets and handed something to Williams—Ray snatched this silk handkerchief from his neck—they then hurried away into Brick Lane—I followed them and took Ray into custody; he threw this handkerchief on to the ground—I took him back to the prosecutor, who was lying on the ground, partly unconscious, and unable to say anything—I took Ray to the station, and the others were also taken there—4s. in silver and 3d. in bronze was found on Ray—in answer to the charge, he said, "I am going to keep quiet; find out what you can; as soon as we say anything it goes down in black and white."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Ray.</hi> I saw you strike the prosecutor.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Frantham.</hi> You appeared to be going through the man's pockets, and handed something to the female.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010107-name-58" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010107-name-58" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-58" type="surname" value="HALL"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-58" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK HALL</persName> </hi> (174
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). I was with the other officers in Brick Lane on the morning of December 23rd—I saw the three prisoners standing at the corner—the prosecutor came towards them; they took him across the road to the corner of Fournier Street—I passed by the back of some steps, and saw the prisoners leaning over the prosecutor; they then hurried away—I took the woman into custody; she said, "I do not know the man; I was only holding him up"—Frantham threw something into a doorway, and Williams threw down a chain.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Ray's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "I want to know how it was the prosecutor did not say at the station that he was hit."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Ray, in his defence, said that he was going along the street, and a constable came and asked him to wait a moment, and then said he was going to take him and the other prisoners into custody for highway robbery.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Frantham, in his defence, said that he was going along Brick Lane, and saw a gang of chaps with the prosecutor, who came over to him when they had gone, and said he was going to the Commercial Road; that he (Frantham) said he was going that way, and he took the prosecutor's arm, and also his watch, but not his chain.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Williams, in her defence, said that she was going home when the policeman caught hold of her and took her to the station.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of robbery with violence.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">One previous conviction was proved against</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FRANTHAM</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">and two against</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">RAY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="italic">awarded</hi> ₤1
<hi rend="italic">to Sime for his conduct.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Detective, H</hi>). On December 28th I went into the Grasshopper yard, Tom Street, Whitechapel, just before 10 p.m.—I saw a man hurrying away, and then saw the prisoner on top of the prosecutor; he saw me and came towards me, and said, "There is a man laying down there"—I said, "I see there is; what is your game?"—he said, "My game is nothing"—he was going out of the yard—I said, "Wait a minute"—I asked the prosecutor to get up—these two pieces of chain dropped from him—I asked him if he had lost anything—he said he had lost his watch and ₤2 in gold and 7s. 6d. in silver—I took the prisoner and said, "Is your name Terry?"—he said, "Yes"—I said, "You are the man I have been making inquiries about"—I said I should take him into custody—he said, "You have worked this up for me"—I handed him over to another officer—I found this piece of chalk just where I took him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective, H</hi>). I took the prisoner into custody from Beavis—on the way to the station he said, "I did not hit him; it was the other
<hi rend="italic">bloke</hi> knocked him down, and I just picked him up as your
<hi rend="italic">pal</hi> came up."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, said that he had a workshop in the yard, and was just coming from it when he saw the prosecutor on the ground and picked him up.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at Clerkenwell, on February 2nd, 1897, and three other convictions were proved against him. He was known to the police as a receiver of stolen property.—
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010107-117-offence-1 t19010107-name-66"/>Alfred Days</persName>, and stealing a watch and par✗s of a chain, his property.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PERROTT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by James.</hi> I saw you take my watch—I do not know if you had it when the constable came up.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Gibbs.</hi> I cannot say I saw you interfere with me in any way.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010107-name-68" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS ANDERSON</persName> </hi> (6
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). On January 3rd, about 12.15 a.m., I was in Austin Street, standing in a doorway—I saw the prosecutor coming down the street—I saw James rush out and knock or push him down—the other prisoner got on top of him, and took his watch away—Gibbs pushed him down—I ran up to James and took bold of him—he dropped a watch—the other man ran off—I called another constable, and he was brought back.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by James.</hi> I saw you take the watch.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010107-name-69" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-69" type="surname" value="HARRINGTON"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-69" type="given" value="CORNELIUS"/>CORNELIUS HARRINGTON</persName> </hi> (180
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). On January 3rd, about 12.15, I was in Austin Street—I saw the two prisoners there—Gibbs came up and set on the prosecutor—as I was coming up he ran away—I ran after him and caught him at the corner of Union Street; he said, "What were you chasing me for? I have done nothing"—he became very violent, and I blew my whistle for assistance—on the way to the station he said, "I work hard for my living; I have got a mother to keep; I do not know what you are taking me for."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by James.</hi> I saw you push the prosecutor down.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Gibbs' statement before the Magistrate:</hi>"I was with my friend James in the Britannia; we crossed towards Austin Street, and we went down a little turning to make water; I saw three lads come behind the prosecutor and push him down; a constable ran after them; seeing them running, I ran, and the constable caught me; I do not know what I ran for."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">James, in his defence, said that there was a rush of people in Austin Street, and the constable caught him, and that he knew nothing at all of the job.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Gibbs, in his, defence, said that he saw three lads go up behind the prosecutor and push him down; that the constables came up, and he ran away, but was caught.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES</hi>
<hi rend="italic">then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at Worship Street on June 21st, 1897, and five other convictions were proved against him.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GIBBS</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Discharged on his own recognizances.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, January</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1901.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUGHES</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">for the defence, submitted that the indictment was bad, as it disclosed no offence, the word "feloniously" having been omitted.</hi> (See 24 & 25 Vic., c. 96, s. 3, and Archbold, page 70.)
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> You were carrying the sack, and you dropped them against the wall and ran about 40 yards.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>on I saw the prisoner at the station and told him the charge—I cautioned him that whatever he might have to say might be used in evidence against him—he said, "I did not have the sack," and after he was charged he said, "I saw the sack under the arch, and picked it up to see what was in it, when the bird halloaed, and I dropped it; I am
<hi rend="italic">dumb</hi> innocent, but the job is against me."</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HAROLD FOSTER BISHOP</hi> (33)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19010107-120-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-120-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="sodomy"/>, Committing acts of gross indecency with
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<interp inst="t19010107-name-78" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-78" type="surname" value="FREEMAN"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010107-120-offence-1 t19010107-name-78"/>Alfred Henry Freeman</persName>.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count:</hi> For an indecent assault.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEOGHEGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SANDS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19010107-120-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-120-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">on the Second Count.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t19010107-120-punishment-25" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-120-punishment-25" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-120-19010107 t19010107-120-punishment-25"/>
<hi rend="italic">Three months in the second division.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t19010107-121" type="date" value="19010107"/>
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<p>121.
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<interp inst="def1-121-19010107" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-121-19010107" type="age" value="56"/>
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<interp inst="def1-121-19010107" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSEPH MURRAY</hi> (56)</persName>, and
<persName id="def2-121-19010107" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-121-19010107" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def2-121-19010107" type="age" value="18"/>
<interp inst="def2-121-19010107" type="surname" value="MILLS"/>
<interp inst="def2-121-19010107" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ALFRED MILLS</hi> (18)</persName>
<rs id="t19010107-121-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19010107-121-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-121-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="sodomy"/>, Com
<lb/>mitting acts of gross indecency.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR TURNER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t19010107-121-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19010107-121-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-121-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday and Thursday, January</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th and</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">th;</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Friday, January</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1901.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010107-122" type="date" value="19010107"/>
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<p>122.
<persName id="def1-122-19010107" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-122-19010107" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-122-19010107" type="age" value="60"/>
<interp inst="def1-122-19010107" type="surname" value="WOOD"/>
<interp inst="def1-122-19010107" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM WOOD</hi>, (60)</persName>
<rs id="t19010107-122-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19010107-122-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-122-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>Stealing a bill of exchange for ₤75, of which he was the bailee.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STURGES</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="t19010107-name-82" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010107-name-82" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-82" type="surname" value="COOPER"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-82" type="given" value="SIMPSON"/>SIMPSON COOPER</persName> </hi>. I am a builder, of 75, Favershed Road, Hornsey—I was introduced to the prisoner last July, and asked him if he could get five bills discounted for me—they were drawn by me and accepted by Mr. Holt—he said that he thought he could, and I handed him two bills in July for ₤75 each and one for ₤150—on August 10th I had another interview with him, when he said that he could get a solicitor to advance ₤300 on the bills for ₤500, and he, the prisoner, would advance the rest in building materials—I handed the five bills to him, and he asked me to endorse them, that he might get a cheque that afternoon—these (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) are four of the bills—I saw him write this receipt—(
<hi rend="italic">Dated August</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>)—I frequently saw him afterwards, but he kept putting it off, he said that the solicitor was away for a holiday—I have never received any money for these bills, but on September 26th, he gave me five cheques amounting to ₤15 15s. 6d—these (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) are four of them; they were dishonoured—I have received no building materials.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not know the prisoner as a surveyor—I did not go to him for advice on my building operations; we never mentioned them—I did not on July 18th call at his office and ask him to examine the plans—there was a surveyor engaged on the estate—I showed him the draft building agreement because he was going to a solicitor about it—I did not think there was any difficulty in negotiating these bills—I never received a letter from him stating "I shall be at your office at 2 o'clock; you shall have the bills, of course, if you will hand me the money and pay me for time"—"Avondale" is a house he spoke to me about—I saw it—he</p>
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<p>did not take the trouble to find it for me, but he was looking out for a furnished house for himself—I have not received any money—the cheque for ₤3 was dishonoured. I had no banking account—"Falcoln" is another house—I did not take it, but he introduced it to me, and several other houses—the houses he did not take, he passed over to me—I was building on the Oak
<lb/>wood estate—he did not give me ₤55 10s. 6d. in cheques and cash—I deny that he lent me money at any time—I have not tried to recover my money in the ordinary way through the Civil Courts, I have tried to recover the bills—no date is mentioned in the receipt as to the time the bills were to be negotiated—a month afterwards I was still waiting for the money—he negotiated one bill on August 15th without telling me, and put the money in his pocket—I did not apply to the Lord Mayor or to a Magistrate for a warrant or a summons, but I did to the clerk at the Mansion House—he did not tell me that I could not obtain a warrant—when I could not get the money I commenced to try another source—I should have been satisfied if he had given up the bills—I did not owe the prisoner money, but he alleged that there was an account—my assistant wrote and asked what the account was, but there was no account between us.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He has never rendered an account to me—there is no money due to him—this is a letter to him from Gore and Thomas, my solicitors—(
<hi rend="italic">Dated October 17 th, asking for the return of the bills by the next post. A letter from the prisoner to Messrs. Gore stated that Mr. Cooper deposited the bills for advances made to him, to which they replied, asking for an account, and a statement whether the advances were made by cheque, bills or cash; and a letter from the prisoner declining to say anything, as the Magistrate had called Cooper a lia✗r</hi>)—Wood never suggested that I was in his debt—he said that the solicitor was away for a holiday—when I was unable to obtain the bills I instructed my solicitor to take proceedings, and an action was brought in the Queen's Bench—I did not then know that the prisoner had negotiated this bill for ₤75, but as soon as I discovered that I went to the Mansion House and saw the clerk, and the prisoner was given in charge—I have never received any money from him except cheques which were dishonoured—I knew him as a timber merchant, not as a surveyor.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The bills were drawn on Mr. Holt in the way of business—I was to take them up and find the money when they became due—they were accommodation bills—the bills of July and October 26th were not paid; they could not be presented—the mark on them is not a banker's mark—they were bills to raise money for me to go on with my building operations.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010107-name-83" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010107-name-83" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-83" type="surname" value="SAUNDERS"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-83" type="given" value="GEORGE ORMONDE"/>GEORGE ORMONDE SAUNDERS</persName> </hi>. I am a financial agent, of Tokenhouse Buildings—I met the prisoner in July, 1900, and he handed me these bills for ₤150 and ₤75—I borrowed ₤25 from Mr. Sedgwick on the ₤75 bill, gave Wood ₤20, and kept ₤5—I kept no memorandum, but I have ascertained from the bank that the cheque was drawn on August 15th.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> That ₤20 is the whole amount he has received from me as far as I know—he said that he wanted the bills discounted in con
<lb/>nection with building operations—I made inquiries about the acceptor—I did not think them worthless—I know they have not been paid—he</p>
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<p>pressed me on many occasions for money on the bills, and told me that he was being pressed by the drawer of them—the ₤150 bill, which I returned, was handed to Mr. Roland, and he asked me if Mr. Roland could be trusted—I believe Mr. Sedgwick destroyed one bill accidentally.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I was not to discount the two bills; I was to get them discounted—I went to Mr. Sedgwick on August 18th, and got a cheque for ₤25—I borrowed the ₤25 on it because he said that he required at least ₤50, and having destroyed one bill, I said, "You must make some advance to enable Wood to go on," and Wood undertook to pay back that ₤20 and per 60 cent, interest when the bill was met—Mr. Holt was to receive the ₤75 bill back—he was not to pretend to pay it; he was to pay it—Mr. Sedgwick failed to discount it, but I got him to give me ₤25 on it, on the understanding that Wood was to pay 60 per cent on the ₤20—Sedgwick was to give me ₤5, which was not to be returned, and Wood was to get ₤20 for the time being at 60 per cent.—Wood did not say, "I want ₤20 for it"; he told me to do what I could—the amount I took was left to my discretion—I thought Wood was connected with Mr. Cooper, and that the money was wanted to go on with the operations—I got what I could—I reported to Mr. Wood before I let the ₤150 bill go out of my hands—the same thing took place about the ₤75 bill—I asked Wood if ₤20 would do; he said, "Yes," and took it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010107-name-84" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010107-name-84" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-84" type="surname" value="SEDGWICK"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-84" type="given" value="GEORGE STANLEY"/>GEORGE STANLEY SEDGWICK</persName> </hi>. I often engage in financial operations in the City—I live at 18, Coleherne Road, Earl's Court—Mr. Sanders brought me the ₤75 bill—I gave him ₤25 on account, and endeavoured to discount it, but failed—the prisoner seas indebted to me, and I got ₤45 on it, part of which I kept for my debt and gave Mr. Sanders ₤25—I passed the bill on to Messrs. Foulk & Price.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I failed to discount another bill in the same name—I do not know that it was worthless, but I did not succeed—an inquiry as to Mr. Holt's financial position was made through the National Provincial Bank, and there was a favourable answer, but I am only talking of hearsay—I lost one cheque, and Foulk and Price handed me a cheque on the same bank—I do not know Wood.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010107-name-85" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010107-name-85" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-85" type="surname" value="DOWSE"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-85" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS DOWSE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective Sergeant</hi>). I saw the prisoner at Moor Lane Police-station—he said that he had paid Mr. Cooper ₤80—I searched him, and found this letter among other property; he admitted that it was his writing—(
<hi rend="italic">This was dated November 29th, addressed to Mr. Sanders, and stated that Mr. Cooper had got an injunction against him, and some bank had issued a writ, and if they could take the ₤20 advanced on the bill he thought he could get the solicitor to pay it</hi>,)—I received him from another officer on the same day as the date of that letter.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">S. COOPER</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). These cheques are drawn in my name—they were not handed to me—I never went to the bank with the prisoner to cash them—I know nothing about them, and have never seen them before—I received this letter from the prisoner—(
<hi rend="italic">Dated August 26th, and stating:</hi> "I have not heard anything
<hi rend="italic">re</hi> bills; I do not expect to do so before to-morrow.")</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi>"I never stole ₤75."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUGHES</hi>
<hi rend="italic">submitted that there was no evidence that the prisoner stole the bill, only that, he raised money on it, he being a bailee.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STUYER</hi> </p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">contended that directly he got the money and told lies about it, the offence was complete.</hi>—The
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">considered that there was no evidence of stealing, whatever might be thought of the prisoner's conduct.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010107-122-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>123.
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<interp inst="def1-123-19010107" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-123-19010107" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="def1-123-19010107" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM SMITH</hi>,</persName>
<rs id="t19010107-123-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19010107-123-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-123-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>Stealing a watch and chain, of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010107-123-offence-1 t19010107-name-87"/>David Hunter</persName> from his person.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PASSMORE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010107-name-88" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010107-name-88" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-88" type="surname" value="HUNTER"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-88" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID HUNTER</persName> </hi>. I am chief officer of the steamship
<hi rend="italic">Mohana</hi>—on Friday, January 14th, I was in St. George Street, in the East, about 2.30 p.m., looking for two able seamen—they were strangers whom I was to find—the prisoner came to me and said, "I will find you a couple of men, governor"—I said, "Very well"—he went away—he came back again and said, "I have two men for you"—I followed him to a street I do not know, being a stranger—I had not got far when he made a grab at my watch and chain—he was walking by my side—the watch was in my pocket—he succeeded in taking them and ran away—a man who was with him put his foot out and tripped me up—I had not seen the other man till that moment—as I was getting up, a constable came, who followed the prisoner—I could not see what became of the watch and chain, because I was thrown down on my face—my trousers were torn—the prisoner also struck at me, but did not happen to catch me—I have not seen my watch and chain since—I value them at ₤25—they were gold.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010107-name-89" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010107-name-89" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-89" type="surname" value="DORRELL"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-89" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS DORRELL</persName> </hi> (331
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). On January 4th, about 2.30 p.m., I saw the prosecutor and prisoner running up St. George Street—when the prisoner saw me he turned round and struck Hunter on his chest and sent him to the ground—I went up, and Hunter said, "You have
<hi rend="italic">sneaked</hi> my watch"—I chased him for 10 minutes, and took him—he said, "I have not got it, governor; the other
<hi rend="italic">bloke</hi> has got it"—I took him to the station—there were a lot of people about, and another man ran away at the same time—I was about 100 yards away when Hunter went down—the prisoner ran round a corner, and I lost sight of him for about 10 yards, but when I got round the corner he was still in sight, and I followed him—I am sure the man I followed was the same man who struck Hunter.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence:</hi> I saw something, and went and asked what was the matter. The prosecutor said, "A man has stolen my watch and chain," and when I got up he said, "This is the man." I am innocent.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t19010107-123-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19010107-123-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-123-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at this Court on February 4th, 1900, in the name of George Drake. Three other convictions were proved against him, and he had only been out of prison three days when he committed this robbery.—
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<interp inst="t19010107-123-punishment-26" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-123-punishment-26" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-123-19010107 t19010107-123-punishment-26"/>Three years' penal servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>124.
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<interp inst="def1-124-19010107" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="def1-124-19010107" type="age" value="59"/>
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<interp inst="def1-124-19010107" type="given" value="MARY"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MARY SHADGATE</hi> (59)</persName>
<rs id="t19010107-124-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19010107-124-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-124-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing two pocket books, the property of the
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<interp inst="t19010107-name-91" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010107-124-offence-1 t19010107-name-91"/>Army & Navy Co-operative Society, Limited.</persName> </rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARBURTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010107-name-92" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010107-name-92" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-92" type="surname" value="PAYNE"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-92" type="given" value="NELLY"/>NELLY PAYNE</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Allchurch at the Army & Navy Stores, Victoria Street—about nine weeks ago I saw the prisoner there—I had cause to notice her, and saw her take a pocket book in the book department—I followed her down two flights of stairs and over a bridge which connects two departments—she left by the Auxiliary Stores—I did not stop her, because I was quite new to it and did not see anybody</p>
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<p>whom I could communicate with—three weeks afterwards I saw her in the stationery department, and followed her to the mantle department, and saw her examining a muff; she put the ticket inside it—I watched her out and had plenty of opportunity of knowing her—she came back afterwards, and I followed her to Gorringe's, in Buckingham Palace Road—she was not in the department where the pocket-books were the second time—I merely identified her as the same woman—I have never seen her in the book department on any other occasion—I only prove that the actual pocket-book I saw in the department is one of the society's books.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I did not give you in custody because I did not see anybody in authority.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010107-name-93" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH TAYLOR</persName> </hi>. I am female searcher at Rochester Row Station—on December 20th I searched the prisoner there and found on her 36 pawn-tickets—these are two of them—they relate to two pocket-books.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010107-name-94" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010107-name-94" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-94" type="surname" value="ALLCHURCH"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-94" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ALLCHURCH</persName> </hi>. I am superintendent of the Army & Navy Stores—in consequence of instructions I gave, the prisoner was arrested on December 20th—Miss Glen, I think, brought her to my department—I said, "Are you a member?"—she said, "No; I came to the Stores to see a lady."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010107-name-95" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010107-name-95" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-95" type="surname" value="WOMACKA"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-95" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WOMACKA</persName> </hi>. On December 20th I was at the Army and Navy Stores, and the prisoner was given into my custody—I took her to Rochester Row Station—she was originally charged as being a sus
<lb/>pected person—she was taken before a Magistrate and remanded for a week—just previous to her going into Court she was charged with steal
<lb/>ing these books—she made no answer.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, January 10th,</hi>1901.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010107-name-96" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010107-name-96" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-96" type="surname" value="MEDINA"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-96" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES MEDINA</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Robert William Jay, a pawnbroker, of Charles Street, Fitzroy Square—I produce a pocket diary pledged by the prisoner for 4
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. on November 21st, in the name of Lee.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010107-name-97" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010107-name-97" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-97" type="surname" value="HORN"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-97" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HORN</persName> </hi>. I am a assistant to Mr. Chalk, a pawnbroker, of 78, Judd Street—on November 15th a pocket-book and two ash trays were pledged for 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—this is the pawn-ticket found on the prisoner—(
<hi rend="italic">Also in the name of Lee</hi>).</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010107-name-98" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010107-name-98" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-98" type="surname" value="NEWMAN"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-98" type="given" value="CHARLES EDWIN"/>CHARLES EDWIN NEWMAN</persName> </hi>. I am stock-keeper in the book department of the Army & Navy Stores—I identify these two new pocket-books of 1901 by our private mark—they are silver-mounted, and worth 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. each.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoners defence:</hi> These pocket-books were bought and paid for, and I pledged them.
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<interp inst="t19010107-124-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 of felony at Clerkenwell in February, 1895; and two other convictions were proved against her.—
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<p>125.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALBERT ALFRED TRISTAM</hi> (42)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19010107-125-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-125-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="rape"/>, Carnally knowing
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010107-125-offence-1 t19010107-name-100"/>May Anscomb</persName>, aged 13 years and 6 months.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t19010107-125-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19010107-125-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-125-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t19010107-125-punishment-28" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-125-19010107 t19010107-125-punishment-28"/>Two months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>126.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">STANLEY FARRELL</hi> (16)</persName>,
<persName id="def2-126-19010107" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-126-19010107" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE SKEATES</hi> (16)</persName>,
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWIN MCEWAN</hi> </persName>, and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FRANK CALLAN</hi> </persName>,
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<interp inst="t19010107-126-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-126-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/>Stealing certain fix
<lb/>tures in the house of
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<interp inst="t19010107-name-105" type="surname" value="BROWN"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010107-126-offence-1 t19010107-name-105"/>Jane Brown</persName>, Farrell having been previously convicted.</rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FARRELL</hi>,
<hi rend="largeCaps">SKEATES</hi>, and
<hi rend="largeCaps">MCEWAN</hi>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COYLE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Callan.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010107-name-106" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010107-name-106" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-106" type="surname" value="MCEWAN"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-106" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN MCEWAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner</hi>). I am 15 years old—I have pleaded guilty to the robbery at Miss Brown's house at Duckett Road on Novem
<lb/>ber 27th—I took eight taps and some lead piping out of the kitchen, and some more taps from the bathroom upstairs—we left the letter-box and the knocker, but took the inside handles of the doors, and a large brass plate attached to the letter-box outside—Skeates broke up the letter-box—there were two other boys with me—they went straight to Callan with me—I went because I was sent—a few days before that I and the same boys committed a robbery at some houses at the back of Seeker's at Wood Green—there are three empty houses, but we only went to the middle one—two taps were taken off the bath and two off the side basin, and five or six feet of lead piping—Skeates broke the bath and wrenched off the two taps—the things were taken to Mr. Callan's,, I took them, but I only went once, they went twice—that robbery was about three days before the robbery at Miss Brown's, but we took all the things to Callan's at once—I said to Callan, "I have come from Mr. Hodge's with this brass to sell"; he said, "You have been before, have you not?"—I said, "Yes," but I had not been before—he said, "This is all brass, is it not?"—I said, "Yes"—he gave me 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and a receipt for the goods—I threw the receipt away—I took the things tied up in a handkerchief, and he opened it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He did not sign his name on the receipt: this is it: "From Mr. Hodge, Green Lanes, 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., 7lb. brass"—I saw him write that—that was the only visit I made there—he asked who my father was—I said, "Mr. Hodge, of Green Lanes, Hornsey Road"—the things I took there were a door-knocker, a letter-box, and 12 and a half brass taps, I think; they were not all battered about, but one tap we could not get all of, and we took half of it—the others were old ones, knocked about a bit—there were about 12 door handles—we un
<lb/>screwed them with a screw-driver, and there was a ball cock—the knocker and letter-box came from Miss Brown's, seven taps and the door handles came from Duckett Road, and the ball-cock from the back of Settle's—the lead pipe was taken from the kitchen—he gave 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. for the whole lot, but some were taken by the other boy.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Before any arrest was made I confessed to Sergeant Tritton—my father is in respectable employment.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010107-name-107" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010107-name-107" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-107" type="surname" value="BROWN"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-107" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE BROWN</persName> </hi>. I live at Somerset Villa, Harrington Bohesbown, Bournemouth—I own 56, Duckett Road—when I last visited the premises about December 14th, some taps had been removed—I had seen them safe in November—I also missed the door plate and knocker and some lead piping and outside door handles, value about ₤1—I did not authorise anyone to take them away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010107-name-108" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010107-name-108" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-108" type="surname" value="REDMOND"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-108" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM REDMOND</persName> </hi>. I am a builder, of 31, Stamford Hill—I own 23 and 25, Courcey Road, Hornsey—some of the taps produced correspond with those I have lost.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010107-name-109" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010107-name-109" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-109" type="surname" value="REDMOND"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-109" type="given" value="WILLIAM GEORGE"/>WILLIAM GEORGE REDMOND</persName> </hi>. I am the nephew of William Redmond, and live at 31, Stamford Hill—he is the owner of 23 and 25, Courcey Road—I was in Courcey Road about November 23rd—a few days after
<lb/>wards I missed 16 taps and about 80 ft. of lead piping, one or two door handles, and I found the bath broken by the tap being wrenched off—this</p>
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<p>value (
<hi rend="italic">Flattened out</hi>.)—their cost price is about ₤9 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.—I did not is one of our taps; some of the others are similar; also this copper ball authorise anyone to take them away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The taps and handles had been in the house about six years—the house had been occupied.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010107-name-110" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010107-name-110" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19010107-name-110" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR TRITTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant, Y</hi>). On December 7th I went with, Sergeant Kendal to a marine store shop, kept by Callan, in River Park Road, Wood Green—I told him we were police officers, and asked him if he had purchased any brass taps, door knockers, or door knobs from a lad during the last three days—he said, "No; I will have a look"—he turned to this old ledger, which appears to have belonged to some office in the City, the last entry in which is in 1877, though on the last page is an entry in 1875, which refers to some office business, but there is nothing relating to the metal business; then he looked at this small memorandum book, in which the last entry is March 27th, and at the end of the page, "January, 1900"—when I had looked at these books I said, "I am going to take you into custody for receiving a quantity of brass taps and other articles from a lad; have you got any about here in your place?"—he said, "Yes, you can come and see what I have got"; then he took us up some stairs to a back room on the first floor, and there, wrapped in a piece of brown paper, I found a brass tap, a portion of a tap, twelve door knobs, a brass knocker, two portions of a ball cock, and a brass door handle attached to a letter-box—these answered the description of articles stolen from Duckett Road—these (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) are some of the articles, Kendal has had charge of them ever since—some were found in another parcel in the room—Callan said, "I do not know, but I think I must have got these from Mr. Dorrington or Mr. Double"; then he stopped, as if thinking, and then said, "Oh, I know, I got them from Jack Eaton"—I said, "Have you purchased anything from a lad?"—he replied, "I saw a lad down here from Harringay this week"—that is about a mile or half a mile from the prisoner's premises, and near where McEwan lives—we took possession of the property and took Callan to the station, where he was charged.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Callan has been in business at least 18 months since I have been in the district—I see now an entry in this ledger in 1878—this card was taken off the file, and refers to things found in the search—we found some receipts.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010107-name-111" type="given" value="SIDNEY"/>SIDNEY KENDAL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant, Y</hi>). I accompanied Tritton to Callan's place—I heard Tritton ask Callan if he had purchased any brass knobs, knockers or taps, and Callan's answer—(
<hi rend="italic">An entry was found in the ledger in August, 1900, of the purchase of zinc, brass, etc.</hi>).</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Callan, in his defence, on oath, said that McEwan said that he came from his father, and seemed so straightforward that he believed the articles were honestly disposed of, and that he bought 10 lbs. for 3s. 4d.: 4d. a pound being a fair price for old brass, unless there was copper mixed with it; and that he had bought from others at from 4d. to 6d. a pound.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for Callan's defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010107-name-112" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010107-name-112" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19010107-name-112" type="given" value="GEORGE BRAY"/>GEORGE BRAY WOOD</persName> </hi>. I live in Matthias Road, Stoke Newington—I have been assistant to Callan 16 months—when McEwan came I was standing by the scales in the shop—he said, "If you please, father says</p>
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<p>how much a pound will you give him for brass?"—Callan said, "Who is your father?"—he said, "Mr. Hodge, 39, Harringay Road"—Callan said, "fourpence a pound, tell your father"—the boy went away, and came back in about half an hour with some brass which weighed 10
<hi rend="italic">lb.</hi>—Callan gave him 3
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.—the boy asked for a receipt, which Callan gave him—I keep entries on slips of paper, and enter them in the book sometimes—4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a
<hi rend="italic">lb.</hi> is a good price for old brass.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I enter in the small book; the other we keep to tear out pages for memorandums—when we cleaned out we fished it out of the waste paper—this transaction was done in the usual way, and quite open—we thought it was right because the boy did not bring the stuff with him—I am the better scholar, and have to spell everything to Callan.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010107-name-113" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY WEBBER</persName> </hi>. I am a plumber, of Ealing—on December 6th I exchanged with Callan a copper ball cock and several brass taps for some solder—they were similar to these produced—this is a special tap—this copper ball is similar but does not show my hammer marks where I beat it flat—4
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. to 41/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. a
<hi rend="italic">lb.</hi> is the price we usually get for old brass, or less—we do not put old taps in premises, but we sometimes renew defective parts.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CALLAN</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">NOT GUILTY</hi> </rs>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">FARRELL</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Six months' hard labour;</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SKEATES</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t19010107-126-punishment-30" type="punishmentDescription">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-126-19010107 t19010107-126-punishment-30"/>Four months' hard labour;</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MCEWAN</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FRANK CALLAN</hi> </persName>
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<interp inst="t19010107-127-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="receiving"/>was
<hi rend="italic">again</hi> charged on two similar indict
<lb/>ments with receiving stolen goods.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COYLE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">offered no evidence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t19010107-127-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
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<interp inst="t19010107-127-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>128.
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<interp inst="def1-128-19010107" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MICHAEL CRONIN</hi> (27)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19010107-128-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="robbery"/>, Robbery with violence, with three other persons unknown, on
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010107-128-offence-1 t19010107-name-116"/>George Nixon</persName>, and stealing a money order for ₤14, some seaman's discharges, and ₤2 18
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. in money.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CORSER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010107-name-117" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010107-name-117" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-117" type="surname" value="NIXON"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-117" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE NIXON</persName> </hi>. I am a seaman, of Victoria Street, Gateshead, Newcastle—on December 10th I was in Commercial Street on my way to Leman Street, to get to Aldersgate, and then to Newcastle—I had been paid off that day—the prisoner ran into my chest, then he and two more slewed me round and threw me on my back—the prisoner knelt on my chest and took from my inside breast pocket my money order, discharges, and character, which were in a pocket-book which a policeman took from him—the money order was for ₤14 payable at Newcastle—I had had ₤3 7s. 5d., but had changed and spent some—the prisoner also took ₤2 19s. 6d. from my trousers pocket—my trousers were ripped right down, and I was kicked on my ribs and knee—a doctor examined me in the Police-station—I said to a policeman rushing through the crowd, "That is the man who robbed me"—I remembered him quite well—I was lying on my back, and had just come to—the contents of the pocket-book came back, all except the money.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I had had some drink, but I was not silly drunk—I had had no dispute.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010107-name-118" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010107-name-118" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-118" type="surname" value="CLARKE"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-118" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CLARKE</persName> </hi> (279
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). On December 10th I was in Commercial</p>
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<p>Street about 9.30 p.m.—the prisoner and three others aroused my suspicion by interfering with passers-by—I was on the opposite side of the road—the men approached the prosecutor, who was going towards Whitechapel, and the prisoner caught him by his shoulders, and the others started rifling his pockets—he shouted for help—the prisoner twisted him round and threw him on his back, dropped on him, with his knees in his stomach, and took his pocket-book from his inside jacket pocket, got on his feet again, and kicked him in the ribs—the four men ran away—I chased them through several streets—I caught the prisoner as he was entering a lodging house—I was about two yards behind him the whole time—he called a number of men, who came into the lobby of the lodging-house, and tried to rescue him—he tried to get away—I wrenched 6s. 6d. in silver out of his right hand—the top of my knuckle was knocked off with a piece of iron—I held the prisoner with my arm round his throat—he then received a blow aimed at me, which split his head—there were 20 or more men from the lodging house—I was kicked on both sides—I drew my truncheon and used it freely on the crowd—the prisoner tried to get away again—I struck him across the head with the truncheon—I know the first blow split his head because some of the blood flew in my face—assistance arrived, and we took him back to the prosecutor—he had then recovered from the effects of the fall on the back of his head—he was dazed—I had been away more than 10 minutes—someone handed me the pocket-book—it had not the order for ₤14 in it—I saw the prisoner drop it outside the lodging-house, but some lads picked it up—I passed one of the other men, seeing the prisoner had the pocket-book—the prosecutor, on seeing me bring the prisoner, said immediately, "That man has robbed me"—I took the prisoner to the station—the prosecutor was assisted there by two other constables—the divisional surgeon saw him—the prisoner was charged—I saw a swelling on the prosecutor's knee—he said in the prisoner's presence that he was one of those who robbed him and tore his pants—he signed the charge-sheet—the book with the discharges and the money order were given to the prosecutor by the Magistrate's order—he identified the book—the prisoner made no direct reply to the charge, but he afterwards said that he had to pawn a ring that day, as he was out of work, and that accounted for the money he had in his pocket—he produced a ticket for 1s. 6d.—I was kicked and bruised, my knuckle was knocked off, my arm fell useless, and I almost lost my truncheon—this is not the first time I have suffered injury.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I took the pocket-book to the station, not the prose
<lb/>cutor—the prosecutor had been drinking, but was able to walk—he was kept in the station because he had no means after being robbed—he did not shout in his cell, the shouting came from a drunken person in a cell close to him—he was charged with being drunk and incapable, and discharged the next morning for his own safety—he had a large swelling on his knee.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010107-128-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-128-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at Clerkenwell in April, 1892. Eleven other convictions were proved against him.—
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<interp inst="t19010107-128-punishment-32" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-128-19010107 t19010107-128-punishment-32"/>Five years' penal servitude,</rs>
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<interp inst="t19010107-128-punishment-33" type="punishmentCategory" value="corporal"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-128-punishment-33" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="whipping"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-128-19010107 t19010107-128-punishment-33"/>and fifteen strokes with the cat.</rs> The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">commended the constable's conduct.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>129.
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<interp inst="def1-129-19010107" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY ALFRED GOWER</hi> (42)</persName>
<rs id="t19010107-129-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19010107-129-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-129-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Forging and uttering a request for the payment of ₤10 to
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<interp inst="t19010107-name-120" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-120" type="surname" value="ROSS"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010107-129-offence-1 t19010107-name-120"/>Henrietta Ross</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MATHEWS, MR. MUIR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JAY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010107-name-121" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010107-name-121" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-121" type="surname" value="ROSS"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-121" type="given" value="HENRIETTA ANN"/>HENRIETTA ANN ROSS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Andrew Ross, the proprietor of the Royal Victoria Hotel, Brora, Sutherlandshire—on October 29th, about 5 p.m., I received this telegram: "With Savage. Have run short money; send by telegram money order ₤10 immediately, payable at Stratford, and wire advice to Ross, Angel Hotel, Stratford, London"—I immediately forwarded the money by telegram, and advised as instructed: "Sent ₤10 on immediately. Ross."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010107-name-122" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010107-name-122" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-122" type="surname" value="DAVIS"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-122" type="given" value="EDGAR PERCY"/>EDGAR PERCY DAVIS</persName> </hi>. I am a telegraphist at Gracechurch Street Post-office—I produce the original telegram, handed in over the counter at 4.13 on October 29th—it was sent by tube to the General Post Office.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010107-name-123" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010107-name-123" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-123" type="surname" value="JARVIS"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-123" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK JARVIS</persName> </hi>. I am barman at the Angel Inn, 30, Broadway, Stratford—on October 29th, about 7 p.m., two men made inquiries at the bar and left.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010107-name-124" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010107-name-124" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-124" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-124" type="given" value="HERBERT SIDNEY"/>HERBERT SIDNEY SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am a telegraphist at Stratford Post-office—on October 29th I received a telegraphic advice from Brora between 7 and 8 p.m., in consequence of which I wrote out a telegraphic order for ₤10, despatched from Brora, to be paid at Stratford—two men came between 7 and 8, and I handed one of them the cash which I had been advised—the advice was addressed to Andrew Ross at the Angel Hotel, returned as a non-delivery, and I saw it handed over the counter by a Mr. Williams to the payee, who applied for it in the name of Ross, and the order was signed "Andrew Ross," and paid, in not more than five minutes—believing it was a genuine signature, I paid the money over—neither of the prisoners was the man. (
<hi rend="italic">See next case.</hi>)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010107-name-125" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010107-name-125" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-125" type="surname" value="DREW"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-125" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD DREW</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector, E</hi>). On November 23rd I saw the prisoner, who was detained at Plaistow Police-station—I told him I was a police officer, and that he was suspected of being concerned with a man named Phillips, (
<hi rend="italic">see page</hi> 128), who was in custody, in uttering forged telegraphic money orders at Leicester Square on October 26th, and that there was a witness to identify him in another case from Stratford—Jarvis was then called into the charge-room, and said that he was like one of the men who came into the room and asked for the telegram—I found on him the book marked "L",—he wrote slip "M" in my presence to his wife: "I am to be remanded for a week; I will let you know again in the morning"—I examined the contents of the book, and said, "These are your entries"—he said, "Yes."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010107-name-126" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010107-name-126" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-126" type="surname" value="GURRIN"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-126" type="given" value="THOMAS HENRY"/>THOMAS HENRY GURRIN</persName> </hi>. I am an expert in handwriting, of 59, Holborn Viaduct—I have had 16 years' experience—I have compared the telegram "J" with "L" and "M"; they are all in pencil—the writing is by the same person, and undisguised.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I have examined it with a letter said to have been written by Phillips; there is no resemblance—it is impossible to be disguised—the capitals have the same peculiarities; "L" is like a capital "D" in "London," "Lavington" and "Life"—"R" in "Ross" on the telegram is like three "R's" in the book, the final stroke being close to the bottom—they are absolutely identical—the</p>
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<p>word "Order" on the telegram is the same as on page 5 in the book—the "O" is made in the same way—a very fast writer is able to get up to about 40 words a minute—you might start writing 30, and at the end of half an hour write 13 to 15 per minute—I have tested that on many occasions during the last 15 or 16 years.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010107-name-127" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010107-name-127" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-127" type="surname" value="ROSS"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-127" type="given" value="ANDREW"/>ANDREW ROSS</persName> </hi>. I am the proprietor of the Royal Victoria Hotel, Brora, Sutherlandshire, and husband of the witness, Ann Ross—I came from home on October 26th, and stayed at the George Hotel, Aldgate, till Sunday, October 28th, when I moved to the Three Nuns, Aldgate—I was making inquiries for a Mr. Savage—I distributed some of my trade cards—I saw Gower at both hotels—I, never sent, or authorised to be sent, a wire to my wife for ₤10 to be sent to me at Stratford—the signature "Andrew Ross" on this receipt is not mine, nor is it signed by my authority—the first I heard of it was when I got home.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw you either on the Saturday or the Sunday forenoon in the George, the day before the City Imperial Volunteers came home—I did not say at Marlborough Street, "I thought" I had seen you; I said, "I have seen you"—the George was open on the Sunday, but the bar was closed—I went out—we never spoke to each other, that I remember; you might have been in company when I was speaking—I saw you on the second occasion at the Three Nuns in the smoking-room on the first floor—I believe it was on the Monday or Tuesday—I left the George because I was not comfortable—I went to Leytonstone on the Saturday to find Mr. Savage about 10, and returned to the George the same afternoon about 4.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010107-name-128" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010107-name-128" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-128" type="surname" value="WILLIAMS"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-128" type="given" value="ARTHUR EDWIN"/>ARTHUR EDWIN WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>. I am a telegraphist at the Stratford Post-office—on October 29th, about 7.30 p.m., Phillips came into the Post-office—as the result of a conversation I gave him two telegraph envelopes addressed and containing two telegrams, one an order, and the other the reply to the sender—he left—both envelopes were addressed to Ross, Angel Hotel, Stratford.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010107-name-129" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010107-name-129" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-129" type="surname" value="RENNIE"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-129" type="given" value="GEORGE HENRY"/>GEORGE HENRY RENNIE</persName> </hi>. I am manager of the Queen's Hotel, Upton Park, West Ham—Mr. Arthur Collinson is the proprietor of that hotel and of the Wetherby Hotel, Chelsea—he goes to the Queen's every Saturday and stays there till the Sunday evening—the rest of his time is spent at the Wetherby—on Friday, October 26th, I received this telegram, purporting to come from my employer and to be handed in at Leicester Square at 2.50 and received at 3.23: "Send me ₤10 by telegram, money order; wire Imperial, Leicester Square.
<hi rend="smallCaps">COLLINSON"</hi>—believing that to have been sent by my employer, I went to the Upton Park Post-office for the purpose of sending the money—I knew Gower—he lived near the Queen's Hotel, and used to come into the bar when Mr. Collinson was there—walking to the Post-office, I met Gower about 4 p.m.—he told me he had been to Chelsea the same morning—he said he had seen the governor, Mr. Collinson—I asked him what he was doing out there—he said he went to look for employment—we walked towards the Post office, and I left him on the pavement opposite the Post-office—I went in and deposited ₤10 and took a receipt.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You left me about 50 yards from the Post-office—I did not tell you I was going to the Post-office, nor see whether you had an</p>
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<p>umbrella—the time had just turned 3.30—I have said "about 4"—I was about five minutes in the Post-office—I went back to the bar and remained half an hour or an hour—the Queen's is about 300 yards from the Post-office—I went to send the money about 10 minutes after I sent the telegram—I did not see you at 5.30 that evening.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The prisoner joined me about 100 yards from the Post-office.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010107-name-130" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010107-name-130" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-130" type="surname" value="HURRY"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-130" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HURRY</persName> </hi>. I am an undertaker, of 54, Plashett Lane, Upton Park—there is a telephone call office in my shop, which the prisoner uses—a document is kept showing the calls—looking at my return sheet of October 26th, I see Gower telephoned between 3.30 and 4 p.m.—when he came from the box he gave me the number and name, 1642 Gerrard—that is Pauley's Dining Rooms, Rupert Street, London.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010107-name-131" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010107-name-131" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-131" type="surname" value="PAULEY"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-131" type="given" value="GEORGE WILLIAM"/>GEORGE WILLIAM PAULEY</persName> </hi>. I am manager of Pauley's Restaurant, 19, Rupert Street, Soho—there is a telephone office with the number and name, 1642 Gerrard—late in October the prisoner and Phillips made inquiries, which I answered, and they left—after they left I had a call from Upton Park, and I asked, "Are you Upton Park?"—the reply was "Are you Walter?" or some such name; I do not quite remember—I said, "Two gentlemen just gone"—the answer came, "Everything all right."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> That was between 3 and 3.30.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010107-name-132" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010107-name-132" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-132" type="surname" value="HARGAN"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-132" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HARGAN</persName> </hi>. I am a telegraphist at the Leicester Square Post-office—I produce an original telegram handed in at 2.50: "Send me ₤10," Collinson to Rennie, Queen's Hotel, and signed "Collinson"—that after
<lb/>noon I received an advice from Upton Park Post-office, and made out a money order for ₤10 and sent it to the address advised, "A. Collinson, the Imperial Hotel, Leicester Square," by messenger—shortly afterwards Phillips came and signed the order wrongly, "W," instead of "A," but a fresh order was made out, and the old one destroyed—I asked him to explain how it was he made the mistake—he said the money was not his, it belonged to his brother—I told him his brother must come for the money—he went out, and some time afterwards he came back with another man, who told me the name of the sender of the money and produced a trade card with Collinson's name on and the address—one of them signed the order correctly, and I paid the 10 sovereigns.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not think you were the second man—the wired advice is timed at Upton Park—that can be produced to-morrow.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010107-name-133" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010107-name-133" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-133" type="surname" value="BURRIDGE"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-133" type="given" value="FLORENCE"/>FLORENCE BURRIDGE</persName> </hi>. I am a barmaid at the Imperial Hotel, Leicester Square—on Friday, October 26th, Phillips came into the bar about 1.30 p.m. with three or four others—he called for drink and asked, if a wire came in the name of Collinson, if I would keep it for him—about 5 p.m. a messenger brought a message addressed to Collinson, Imperial Hotel, Leicester Square—Phillips called some time after and asked for the telegram, which I gave him—others were with him—he took it away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010107-name-134" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010107-name-134" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-134" type="surname" value="SHEPHERD"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-134" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED SHEPHERD</persName> </hi>. I was manager of the Wetherby Hotel, King's Road, Chelsea, up to November 13th—Mr Collinson was there from Monday to Friday, and on Saturday and Sunday at the Queen's Hotel, Upton Park—on Saturday, October 27th, the day the CI.V.'s wereexpected, I received this telegram about 2 p.m: "Send me ₤10 by telegraph,</p>
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<p>money order, payable at Charing Cross Post-office; address to Griffin Hotel, Villiers Street, Strand.
<hi rend="smallCaps">COLLINSON"</hi>—Mr. Collinson did not usually go away till 4 p.m. and he had not left—I handed him the telegram.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010107-name-135" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010107-name-135" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t19010107-name-135" type="given" value="LILLY ELIZABETH"/>LILLY ELIZABETH GRIER</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Fleet Street Branch Post-office—this telegram was handed in to despatch at 12.55 on October 27th.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010107-name-136" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010107-name-136" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-136" type="surname" value="GRAY"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-136" type="given" value="ALFRED GEORGE"/>ALFRED GEORGE GRAY</persName> </hi>. I am manager of the Griffin Hotel, Villiers Street, Strand—while the prisoners were there on Saturday, October 27th, a telegram came addressed to Collinson—I said, "Collinson; I know nothing about it," and was going to pass it back to the telegraph boy—Phillips, who was behind Gower, said, "Collinson," and immediately snatched the telegram out of my hand—they took up their glasses and pretended to finish their drinks, but sipped and put them back on the counter, saying, "We had better get across"—the telegraph office is about half a minute's walk, and just opposite—the bar was crowded—the following Monday or Tuesday week I went to the Police-station to identify Phillips—I saw Gower—I was told to pick out the man who took the telegram out of my hand.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I said at the Police-court that you were wearing a red tie—the police came to me several times—on November 6th I was fetched by a detective—my wife came to the station about 8 p.m.; I came about 10 a.m.—I had no conversation with her—I answered the one question put to me by the inspector in the room, if I could identify the man who snatched the telegram—when asked at the Police-court I said that you were there—I was in the Marlborough Street Police-court about three minutes before I was called, I never sat down till I had given my evidence—I was drawing a bottle of Bass when the telegram came, and you both stood in front of the Court door—Phillips drank claret, and you Irish, cold—the telegram came about 4 o'clock—I do not remembers dis
<lb/>turbance between a sailor and a woman, and do not believe it occurred.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010107-name-137" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010107-name-137" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-137" type="surname" value="NICHOLLS"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-137" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED NICHOLLS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant, B</hi>). On October 27th, about 2.30 p.m., Collinson made a communication to me at the Chelsea Police-station, in consequence of which I wrote and despached this telegram to Collinson, Griffin Hotel, Villiers Street, Strand" about 2.40: "Money payable at Charing Cross Post-office as requested"—after that I went to Charing Cross Post-office to keep observation in the office, leaving Mr. Collinson outside—about 5.45 I saw Gower come into the Post-office—he had a pink paper, like a trans
<lb/>mitted telegram—he went to the counter, turned and looked at the door by which he had entered, put the paper in his coat pocket, took money from his trousers pocket, and asked for a shilling postal order, with which he was served, and then left—I was scarcely two yards away—on November 6th I arrested him at Plaistow Police-station, and took him to Chelsea Police-station—Gray and other witnesses were called to identify him—in the result, he was liberated.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The paper you had was not so thick as this (The
<hi rend="italic">Sun</hi> newspaper)—the Griffin is about 100 yards from the Charing Cross Post-office and Morley's Hotel—the West Strand telegraph office is nearer—I put no question to Gray at Chelsea—I did not hear the conversation</p>
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<p>with the station sergeant, who was acting inspector—I was in charge of you—if Gray had picked you out I should have kept you in custody—I had no conversation with him—he was in a great hurry, and jumped into a
<hi rend="italic">bus</hi> to go home—as you were leaving the station the sergeant said, "Don't go for a minute; I must have your name and address in the Refused charge book"—I have heard since that you went to Collinson, but I did not know it—when I saw you at Upton Park I told you I was going to arrest you on suspicion of being concerned, with a man named Phillips and another man not in custody, in conspiring together on October 27th in sending a forged telegram, and with having obtained ₤10 from Mr. Collinson, of the Wetherby Arms, by fraud, and you said you did not know the man—when the witness Gray came to Chelsea you had a black tie with red stripes, and tied in a sailor's knot—on the day you were arrested you told me the shilling postal order you gave to your wife to pay a small coal bill with—no conversation took place about your paying small debts.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010107-name-138" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010107-name-138" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19010107-name-138" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR COLLINSON</persName> </hi>. I keep the Queen's Hotel, Upton Park, West Ham, and the Wetherby Hotel, King's Road, Chelsea—I divide my time between those businesses, being from Monday to Saturday at the London business, and Saturday afternoon and Sunday at West Ham—Gower has been a frequent customer at the Queen's—we have a time-table printed, which we give to customers who ask for it—on Friday, October 6th, I was at the Wether by—Gower came in about 11, with two others, one of whom was Phillips, whom he introduced as his friends—he asked me if I should be at the Queen's to-morrow—I said, "Yes"—they had some refreshment and left—I did not send nor authorise the telegram or advice respecting ₤10, and this is not my receipt—I did not receive the money—on the Saturday I was at the Wetherby till about 2.30, when Shepherd showed me a request for the payment of another sum of ₤10, at the Charing Cross Post-office, and the advice to be sent to the Griffin Hotel, Villiers Street—I did not authorise it—I took it to the police, and saw Nicholls; acting under his advice, I caused a telegram to be sent in answer, and afterwards went with the sergeant and stood outside the Post-office near Charing Cross Station, while the sergeant went in—after a little time he came out, made a com
<lb/>munication to me, and we went away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi>7, Eleanor Road belongs to me—I do not remember any conversation about it that day—I asked you what you were doing at Chelsea, and you said you had come on business, and introduced me to your friends—you were there not longer than 10 minutes—I was going to dinner and asked if you were going to stop till I came down, and you said, "No, will you be at Upton Park to-morrow." and I said, "Yes"—that is usual—other customers knew it—you came and told me it was through me you had been locked up—I know
<hi rend="italic">Fred.</hi> Thorn as a customer at Upton Park—I identified Phillips, and went with Inspector Drew and him to Vine Street.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010107-name-139" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010107-name-139" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-139" type="surname" value="SUFFIELD"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-139" type="given" value="GERTRUDE"/>GERTRUDE SUFFIELD</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk at the Upton Park Post-office—I remember Renniedesiring, by telegram, ₤10 to be paid to Collinson—I pro
<lb/>duce the original, and the copy of the telegram, and the advice—the number of the order is 3985, "G. Rennie pays ₤10 to A. Collinson, Imperial Hotel, Leicester Square," is the form of the Post-office—that is my</p>
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<p>writing—it was handed in at 3.51 on October 26th—it was sent at 4.1—it is stamped as received in London at 4.21.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner called the following witnesses.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010107-name-140" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010107-name-140" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19010107-name-140" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH HURCOMB</persName> </hi>. I am a greengrocer, of Green Street, Upton Park—on Friday, October 26th, the day of the Old Cambridge race, you were talking to me at my stall, between 2.30 and 4 p.m.—you had the
<hi rend="italic">Sun</hi> newspaper—the report was not up for the Old Cambridge, but London had won—I saw Rennie cross the road when you spoke to me—you were talking to me five or ten minutes; nearer ten—my stall is nearly opposite the Post-office, on the left, and the Duke of Edinburgh, on the right—I work for my father—after the conversation you crossed the road, to the Post-office side—I called out, "Do you want this
<hi rend="italic">Sun?"</hi>—you said, "No, I do not"—my father was there with a horse and cart—that was a few minutes afterwards—a quarter of an hour passed altogether—you carry an umbrella, I cannot say whether you had it—I saw you again the same evening after the evening papers came out with the result of the Old Cambridge—as a rule, they come out in the racing season about 5 o'clock: it must have been after 5 p.m., 5 to 5.30—we had more conversation about racing, as we have often done—on the night of November 6th I saw you coming from Batter's with Harry Bland and Jack Langrish—I pushed against you, and you said, "Mind how you knock me about; I have been in Upton Park Police-station"—that was when you had been liberated, and you told us all about it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The
<hi rend="italic">Sun</hi> contained the result of four races—they began at 12 o'clock—all the winners were in, up to the Old Cambridge—the first race was at 12, the second at 12.30, the next 1 o'clock, and the next 1.30; this was up to the 1.30 race—I saw Gower standing at the corner of Plashett Lane, within a quarter of an hour—he was outside the Duke of Edinburgh—it all took place within a quarter of an hour; I do not fix the time precisely.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The paper could not have been bought then at Upton Park.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010107-name-141" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010107-name-141" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-141" type="surname" value="LANGRISH"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-141" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD LANGRISH</persName> </hi>. I am a greengrocer of 99, Green Street, Upton Park—I know there is an Old Cambridge race, but I do not remember when I saw you—I saw you several times in a day—I have been in the habit of lending you a shilling—one night you said you had been detained—the C.I.V.'s were expected on the Saturday, and did not come—we have had drinks together.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010107-name-142" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010107-name-142" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-142" type="surname" value="KNIGHT"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-142" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM KNIGHT</persName> </hi>. I am a decorator, of 20, Harrow Road, Upton Park—I remember the C.I.V. Monday, but not the date—I used to see you every night—you lent me 10s. one night—one Friday night I was asked to come to your house, when you were at home—you were called to see a gentleman at a coffee-shop about 7 o'clock; I cannot remember the dates.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, on oath, said that he knew nothing about any of these charges; that he went to Collinson's about the sale of a house of his; that he backed a horse; and telephoned that all was right, meaning that he had backed the horse "King of Pearls" and that he called up Mr. Hurry between 9 and 10 a.m. on Friday to prove he had telephoned to the gentle
<lb/>man</hi> </p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">who was sharing the backing; that he never saw Mr. Ross till he was charged; that he only knew Phillips as Gladstone till November 23rd, and had never seen him, more than on four or six occasions; that the Gray's never identified him, though he had been to their house since; and that he was innocent.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010107-name-143" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010107-name-143" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-143" type="surname" value="HURRY"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-143" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HURRY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I was rung up from Fenchurch Street on Friday, October 26th, about 9.30 or 9.45—I said, "Halloa there!"; then came, "Is that you, Hurry?"—I said, "Yes; who is it?"—he said "I am Harry"—I said, "Is that you, Mr. Angus?"—he said, "No, I am Harry, Harry Gower"—that would be the prisoner Gower—I do not know from what office it came—in substance, he said, "I want to be put on where I tried to get through yesterday, but was too late; the gentle
<lb/>man could not wait."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010107-129-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at Reading, on June 19th,</hi>1893.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-129-19010107 t19010107-129-punishment-34"/>Four years' penal servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>130.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM PHILLIPS</hi> (29)</persName> who had
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t19010107-130-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19010107-130-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-130-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<rs id="t19010107-130-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
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<hi rend="italic">before the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi> to forging a receipt for ₤10 in the name of W. Collinson, having been convicted of felony at Marylebone Police-court on March 12th, 1900, in the name of William Geoghegan, was then sentenced to </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t19010107-130-punishment-35" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-130-19010107 t19010107-130-punishment-35"/>Four years' penal servitude. Two other convictions were proved against him</rs>. (See last case</hi>)</p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Friday, January</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1901.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Wills.</hi> </p>
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<p>131.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">LEON DUMONT</hi> (44)</persName>
<rs id="t19010107-131-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19010107-131-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="breakingPeace"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-131-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="wounding"/>, Feloniously wounding
<persName id="t19010107-name-146" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t19010107-name-146" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010107-131-offence-1 t19010107-name-146"/>Irma Boillien</persName>, with intent to murder her.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count:</hi> With intent to do her grievous bodily harm</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRANTHAM</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and the evidence was interpreted to the prisoner.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010107-name-147" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010107-name-147" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-147" type="surname" value="ELLIOTT"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-147" type="given" value="MATTHEW"/>MATTHEW ELLIOTT</persName> </hi>. I live at Chelsea, and am a stable-helper—on December 12th, about 10.45 p.m., I saw the prisoner with a woman in the first street after you get to the bottom of South Kensington Station—I, did not; know either of them by sight—I heard her say to the prisoner "Go where you please"—he said nothing—she pushed him in his face with her muff—he was on her left and on my right—I was walking towards them—I walked three steps further on, passing them, and turned, and the prisoner had got hold of her by her left arm with his right hand, and I saw him punching her with his left hand—he made several thumps—I could not see whether he had anything in his hand—she staggered up to me and said in English, "I am killed"—the prisoner ran away—I ran after him and called out to a man to stop him—I ran down Thurloe Square, Egerton Gardens, Fulham Road, Brompton Road, and he was stopped in Brompton Road Churchyard—we were all close together, and there was a third man, who was not a constable—a constable came up shortly afterwards—when the prisoner got into the churchyard he squatted down against the railings, and pointed and said, "There he goes up the churchyard"—nobody was running away then.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner.</hi> I do not remember anything; I was drunk—it was my</p>
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<p>intention to run after somebody who had done harm to the woman; if I struck her, I regret it very much, but I know nothing.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010107-name-148" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010107-name-148" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-148" type="surname" value="BOILLIEN"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-148" type="given" value="IRMA"/>IRMA BOILLIEN</persName> </hi>. I live at 23, Pelham Street—I have lived with the prisoner for five years, but I am not married to him—on the night of December 12th I was at home at 23, Pelham Street—the prisoner was not there; he had not come there for two days—I had put him out because the landlady did not wish him to remain in the house; I do not remember on what day that was—on this Wednesday evening I left the house for a walk; I do not remember the hour—I saw the prisoner in front of the house; he followed me and said, "If you don't give me any money, I shall kill you"—I said that I would not give him any; he said, "My girl, give me the money"—I had no money, because I had given it to the landlady—I was going to Piccadilly—at the corner of Pelham Street and South Kensington he took this knife (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) from his sleeve and began giving me cuts with it—I put him back with my muff, and he cut my hand—he stabbed me on my arms, breast, neck, and hand—he said nothing while stabbing me—I ran away—I saw him run away, and I fell—I am certain he is the man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010107-name-149" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010107-name-149" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-149" type="surname" value="CASSIER"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-149" type="given" value="NORMAN JAMES"/>NORMAN JAMES CASSIER</persName> </hi>. I am house surgeon at St. George's Hospital—on December 12th, a little before 11 p.m., the prosecutrix was brought in—she was very much frightened and in pain, and somewhat collapsed and pale—I examined her and found two incised wounds over her left breast, and another on her left side, below and behind her left breast; two wounds on her right breast, a cut on her right arm, a cut behind her left ear, and a scratch behind her left ear; the first finger of her right hand was cut; the first joint was open, and the two tendons on the left side of the finger were divided; the left side of her abdomen was very stiff, rigid, and tender, and painful to the touch—that was possibly caused during the struggle—the muscle had been ricked, or from a blow, but no bruise appeared—there were nine wounds in all, but none of them were deep—some of them were in a dangerous place—the deepest was only a few lines, but the finger valve was divided—the deepest wound in the breast did not go much below the skin; it only penetrated into the tissue—the wounds might have been inflicted by such a knife as this—if a right-handed man, a stronger blow might be dealt with the right hand; if done with the left, it would depend upon how much force was used—the wounds on the body might be done by a downward blow—I examined the prosecutrix's clothing; the stabs tally with the wounds on her body—she had an outside jacket, which I did not see—(
<hi rend="italic">The clothing was here pro
<lb/>duced.</hi>)—two of the wounds were over her heart, if they had been inflicted with a blade of this size, the heart would have been pierced.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010107-name-150" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010107-name-150" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-150" type="surname" value="SWINDIN"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-150" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SWINDIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). On Thursday, December 14th, I searched in the neighbourhood of Thurloe Square, and found this knife in the enclosure at about 8.40 a.m.; it is similar to what butchers use.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There is a dark mark on it, and it had been raining heavily in the night; it was wet with rain when I found it nine hours after the case occurred.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010107-name-151" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010107-name-151" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-151" type="surname" value="POLESLAND"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-151" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN POLESLAND</persName> </hi> (378
<hi rend="italic">B</hi>.). On December 12th, I was on duty in Brompton Road, and heard shouts, about 10.30 or 10.45, of "Stop him"—I saw the prisoner running from Egerton Gardens into Brompton Road,</p>
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<p>and people running after him—I joined, and came up to the prisoner, leaning against some iron railings—two or three of the witnesses were there already—the prisoner said, "There he goes up through the church-yard"—nobody was running in the direction he indicated.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There are lamps in the churchyard, but they are not lighted of a night sometimes—it had been raining, but not then.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I told him I should take him to the station, and before we got there he said, "Me no knife"—three pence and an empty jewel case were found on him, and several pawn-tickets—the charge was read over to him, and interpreted into French by Mrs. Puzani, and he replied in French—he had this walking-stick with him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010107-name-152" type="given" value="CATHERINE"/>CATHERINE INSANI</persName> </hi>. I am a confectioner—I am married, and act at the station as interpreter when one is wanted—I was called there on December 13th—the prisoner was there, and would not give his name to the police—I said, "Give your name; it will be less trouble for you"—he said, "Leon Dumont, Percy Street, Tottenham Court Road"—he said that he saw a man and woman fighting in Pelham Street, and did not know what it was about, and then he said, "I was talking to the woman, and the man who did it was round the corner"—he came from Pelham Place—he said that he did not know the woman—her name and address were obtained at the hospital—he took out a piece of paper and said, "This is the name and address of the man who did it; he lives in the country, on the other side of Brixton; I do not know the address; he goes by a red omnibus;" this is the paper—(
<hi rend="italic">On this was written "Fenchurch Street, George Stangate Ermor, 33, Pelham Street."</hi>)—that was after they had been to the hospital.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010107-name-153" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY HEAD</persName> </hi>. I am a carpenter, of Crescent Place, Fulham Road—on this Wednesday night, about 10.30, I was in Thurloe Square, and heard a woman scream—I went in that direction, and saw the prisoner hustling with a woman—I have no doubt whatever that it was the prisoner—I saw him strike a blow with his left hand, but could not see whether there was anything in it—the woman staggered and fell against another man—the prisoner ran away—this was at the corner of Thurloe Square and Pelham Street—the man she fell against shouted to me to run after the prisoner—I shouted out, and asked what he had done—the man shouted back that he had stabbed her—I then started running after him—he was just passing me when I started—I chased him round part of Thurloe Square into Fulham Road and Addison Gardens, and across Brompton Road into Brompton Churchyard, and never lost sight of him—just as I took up the chase he stopped and aimed a blow at me with his left hand—(
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner here stated that he does nothing with his left hand.</hi>)—another witness was with me when I came up with him—I believe his name is Elliott—a constable arrived directly after.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010107-name-154" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19010107-name-154" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN GROOM</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of a labourer, and live in Marlborough Road, Chelsea—on December 12th, between a quarter and half-past 10, I saw the prisoner two yards from me in Kepple Street, right opposite Pelham Street and Thurloe Square—he took out a knife and a piece of white paper, and screwed it up in his hand, and put them back in his outside pocket—it was a long knife, very much like the one produced—I was</p>
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<p>about two yards from him—he had a brown stick in his hand, like this (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) which he hung on his arm as he went across to Pelham Place—Kepple Street is not well lighted—the public-house lamp at the corner was out, but there was a lamp at the corner where I was, and by that light the white paper attracted my attention—when he went from me he went across Fulham Road and down Pelham Street—he went by a coffee-shop in Pelham Street.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I knew nothing about the affair till I went to see my boy in St. George's Hospital—I there saw Madame Lusano, who said, "I am going to see the young woman who was stabbed"—I said, "I wonder if that is the man whom I saw with the knife on Wednesday night"—I did not recognise you by your photograph, nor did the police tell me how you were dressed.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I picked him out at the Police-court—other men were present—I had described him fully to the police.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010107-name-155" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE STANGATE</persName> </hi>. The prisoner wrote my name on a piece of paper and said, "This is the man who did it; I did not do it, nor did I see the woman stabbed"—I went to 36, Pelham Street, and saw the prisoner there—I passed at 7.30 or 8, but saw nothing of this affair.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence:</hi> I was very drunk, and do not remember anything; if that is the case I regret it enormously; I have done for that woman all she wanted; I sold all the furniture to give pleasure to her, because she wanted to go away from London. In 1885 I earned 8,200 francs for her, and if I had not known her I should not have been here now. I had made her a present on the Monday of a pair of earrings, which she is wearing now, which I paid 28s. for.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">on the Second Count. </hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">Inspector Sexton stated that the prisoner was charged on September 8th, 1900, with threatening to murder the prosecutrix, and sentenced to three months' hard labour for living on her prostitution , and that the sentence had only expired five days when he committed this offence; that he had lived on the prostitution of other women, and had done no honest work for nineyears.—
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Saturday, January</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1901.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Wills.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRANTHAM</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010107-name-158" type="witnessName">
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<p>ran into our shop—I saw nothing more of him that night, but he slept at the coffee-house—I told my uncle and aunt that night—on the next night I was sent for, and went downstairs to the shop and saw the prisoner there and a constable and my uncle and aunt, all close to him—the prisoner said to me, "What I did I say last night?"—I said, "You frightened me last night, and said you would kill me"—he said, "You are a liar; I did not," and took out a revolver from his coat pocket—he was wearing a short coat—I did not see in which direction the pistol was pointing—he was taken in custody and taken away—I saw him on the Tuesday night, after he came in to sleep, but I had no conversation with him—he never spoke to me,</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010107-name-159" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES FLOWERY</persName> </hi> (69
<hi rend="italic">KR</hi>). On the evening of January 2nd I went to 672, Commercial Road, at 9.20 p.m. in consequence of a complaint made to me—I saw the prisoner there and Mr. and Mrs. Skeefe—the uncle said, "What have you been threatening my niece about?"—he said, "I have not"—somebody was sent for the girl—she said, "You threatened to shoot me"—he then called her a liar, and at the same time took a revolver out of his right-hand coat pocket and raised the muzzle towards the girl—I seized it, I had gloves on, and as he pulled the trigger my glove got between it and the hammer, and remained there, the trigger having then fallen—I took the revolver from him and handed it to Mr. Skeefe, leaving the glove there, I could not get it out—I took the prisoner in custody—he struggled very violently, and some private persons came in and assisted me—on the way to the station he said, "I am sorry it did not kill her"—I made this note at the station (
<hi rend="italic">Reading</hi>) "I am sorry I did not do it"—he was charged with attempting to shoot her, and said, "I wish I had killed her"—Mr. Skeefe brought the pistol to the station, and I saw the sergeant take the glove from it, and saw this cartridge, which is slightly indented, in the chamber below the trigger—my glove was woollen, and loose fitting—the pistol strikes true, if you pull it hard it will go off—(
<hi rend="italic">The indentation was on one side of the cap.</hi>)—it is a five-chambered revolver, and all the chambers were loaded.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. The uncle and aunt were close to the girl—it was not directed at the uncle as well as the girl—it did not tear the glove.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I am sure you pulled the trigger—I was in the shop before you came in—you asked the girl if you had been threat
<lb/>ening her on the previous night, and you asked Mrs. Skeefe some questions previous to the girl coming forward—I did not see you outside the shop.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010107-name-160" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE SKEEFE</persName> </hi>. I am the aunt of the first witness, and live at 672, Commercial Road—on the night of January 1st she made a communication to me—the prisoner had slept in the house that night—on the next night my husband fetched a constable—the prisoner was then in a beer-house next door and they fetched him in from outside, and asked him what he said to my niece; what he threatened her for—he said that he did nothing of the kind, and my husband said—"We will call the girl down"—she came down, and the prisoner said, "What did I say to you last night?" she said, "You threatened to shoot me if I did not marry you"—he said that it was nothing of the kind, and that she was a liar—I stood behind the prisoner, and on his saying that she</p>
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<p>was a liar I caught his arm and his wrist, and the constable took a revolver from him—I was behind him, watching him—his hand was in his coat pocket when I caught it—the pistol was almost straight, and he was getting his finger underneath—I took hold of his arm before the pistol was out of his pocket—the girl was standing right in front of him—the policeman's glove caught in the revolver, and he had to draw his glove off, because he could not get it out—my husband took the revolver to the station—the prisoner occupied a room in our house on the night of January 1st—I did not search his room that night, but I did on the Sunday (
<hi rend="italic">January</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>), and found this box, containing 45 cartridges, in the cupboard.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You had the revolver in your right outside pocket; I think you only had one coat on; it was in the large pocket, and you were moving your hand and fixing your fingers in.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010107-name-161" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID SKEEFE</persName> </hi>. I keep this coffee-house—on January 2nd I fetched the constable Lowry—I had seen the prisoner that morning, but had not spoken to him—when I came back with the constable my wife and the prisoner were in the shop—I asked him if he had a revolver; he smiled derisively, and said that he had not—I said, "How is it you have been threatening to shoot my niece, it seems alarming?"—the girl was then sent for, and came into the shop almost immediately, and I said to her, "Will you tell this man what happened on that night; in front of the constable?"—she said that he had asked her to marry him, and that if she did not he would shoot her—he called her a liar, and put his hand in his coat pocket, and in the course of a second the revolver was out—my wife caught hold of him, and then the constable; I then saw that the trigger of the revolver had caught the constable's glove—the glove was taken off the constable's hand, and glove and pistol were handed to me—when he took the revolver put of his pocket the girl was standing nearly in front of him—I was on the same side as the girl, and my wife on the other side of the counter she and my niece being the only two women there—I accompanied them to the station and handed the glove and pistol to Sergeant Bond.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My wife went out and fetched you—I was half a yard from you when you took out the revolver.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. He owed me 35s., but he had some money to get from a captain, and I tried not to give him any offence, and kept my niece out of his way, and on the Tuesday night we got into conversation just to keep the thing out of his mind—I kept my niece upstairs a great part of the time.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. The pistol was about level with the counter, which is rather high, more like a bar—as he brought it out of his pocket he was bringing it above the counter.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010107-name-162" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HALL</persName> </hi>. I am a pawnbroker, of 652, Commercial Road—on January 1st, about 8 p.m., I sold this pistol and a box of 50 cartridges to the prisoner for 9s. 6d.—the glove going between the hammer and the cap would prevent it penetrating; it had hit the cap, but not sufficiently to explode it; it only flattened it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010107-name-163" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BOND</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>, 72
<hi rend="italic">K</hi>). On the night of January 1st I was in charge of Limehouse Station when Lowry brought the prisoner</p>
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<p>in—David. Skeefe handed me this pistol, with the glove fixed between the hammer and the cartridge—it was loaded in all five chambers, and one cartridge was indented—the prisoner was charged with attempting to shoot Mary Skeefe with a revolver—on my reading the charge he said "I am sorry I did not do it; I wish I had killed her; he," turning to the uncle, "has robbed me of pounds"—he was sober.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You said that you felt queer—I did not see you sick.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "I had been drinking very heavily, and was under the influence of liquor, and do not remember how it occurred. I had known her a very long time."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence:</hi> I had not seen the girl for four years. It is impossible for me to go on. I did buy the revolver; it is a habit of mine to carry one. I did pull out the revolver in the shop, but it was simply to show her that I had one. I leave it in the hands of the Jury.</p>
<p>
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<p>133.
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<hi rend="italic">The witnesses in the last case were recalled, and stated that their former evidence was correct.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CHARLES MATHEWS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Heritage.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010107-name-169" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT ELLIOTT</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to an auctioneer, and live at 15, Lambs Conduit Street—on December 1st I went into the Prince Albert public-house, West Street, St. Martin's Lane—it was before 9.15—I there saw the deceased, Mr. Fisher, whom I know—Heritage and Edmundson then came in together—I knew Heritage, but not Edmundson—they had some drink—Fisher was sitting down dozing, and Edmundson took him by his shoulders and shook him up and said something about a horse—Fisher said that he would bet Edmundson he was wrong, and called him a liar—there had been a dispute about the amount which a horse had been sold for—Edmundson asked Fisher if he had any money—he said, "Yes, 5s."—he said, "Make it a sovereign and bet," and Fisher put a sovereign by the side of it, which Heritage picked up and put in his pocket, and said that he was a liar: and everybody who was brought before him, he tried to make a liar; he said, "If I was such a b—liar as you are, I would cut my throat"—Heritage then came forward as if to strike him; the deceased stood up, and I put my hands on his shoulders and put him down—Mr. Parker, the landlord, entered the bar, and induced Heritage to go outside—I walked outside, and he was on the door-step; I heard him say, "Send him out, as he is fighting"—his coat was off then, but it was on when he left the public-house—Fisher came out behind me, and turned to the left, towards the urinal, which is flush with the house—he did not go into the road, he only</p>
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<p>got half way—Heritage came into the middle of the road and said, "Come on"; Fisher walked into the middle of the road, and was about to take his coat off, when Heritage struck him a blow, I cannot say where, as I was behind him, but he fell backwards—he got up again on his legs, and Heritage knocked him down a second time, and he came in contact with the kerb—Edmundson got on his box and drove away just as the man fell the second time—Gilbert and Ray were there; Gilbert was in a cab, and a constable called him out of it, and got in himself—I went to the hospital—I did not see the deceased fighting.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I believe the landlord said to Heritage, "If I were you I would go away"—when I got outside I saw Heritage standing right opposite—Fisher came out, and when he got to the middle of the road he took off his coat—I believe he had two coats, and they both came off at the same time, and he threw them towards the bar door—the two men were close to each other, each with his coat off, but they did not close—they got close together, and then a blow was delivered, and Fisher fell—he got up again, and was standing when the second blow was delivered; he was not stumbling—I do not know whether it was a greasy night, but it was wet—the road at that point does not fall in the direction of the kerb, the slant is the other way—the whole thing occurred very quickly.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19010107-name-170" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19010107-name-170" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN GILBERT</persName> </hi>. I am potman at the Prince Albert, and assist in holding horses and carriages—on December 1st, about 9 p.m., I saw Heritage and Edmundson go into the house, and took charge of Edmundson's brougham—I heard wrangling going on inside, and the landlord came out and advised Heritage to go home to his own house—his wife was looking out at the door, and she sent a servant to bring him over—he took his coat off and gave it to his servant to take it over the way—Edmundson was then standing outside; he took the horse out of my hands and wheeled it over to the other side without paying me—I stood at the door and heard Edmundson say, "If you do not go over and fight him, I will; you are a cur"—Heritage came out and challenged him—he said, "Come out; I will do to you as I have done to others"—Fisher came out, meeting him half way to the urinal—Heritage stopped him, and said, "Fight me now"—Fisher took off his coat, and Heritage struck him, and he went down backwards on the pavement, and got up staggering—after that Fisher lay on the kerb, and I went and picked him up, and called two cabs, and put him in one, and he was taken away—the prisoner was not there at that time.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Heritage was swearing and taking off his coat when he left the public-house—I said before the Magistrate, "He came out peaceably"; that is true—he was on the public-house side when Fisher came out—I saw the witness Elliott standing outside the public-house door—I suppose he could see as well as me—that was the second time he came over—Fisher only said, "What do you want of me?"—I did not hear him say, "If you want I will fight," and I do not remember saying so before the Coroner—he took off both his coats while he was talking, and threw them on the ground, and then turned and faced Heritage, and he struck him—there is a small hill there; it is always greasy, and horses slip down sometimes, and it would be so with a blow—I told the Magistrate that it was easy to slip down—the whole</p>
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<p>thing lasted a minute or a couple of minutes—the men were facing each other when both blows were struck; the first blow was on the pave
<lb/>ment, and the second in the road—I do not remember hearing Fisher say, "If you fight, I will fight."</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19010107-name-171" type="given" value="SOLOMON"/>SOLOMON PARKER</persName> </hi>. I am landlord of the Prince Albert, at the corner of St. Martin's Lane—I was there on December 1st, and about 9 p.m. I was called to the bar, and found the prisoner and Fisher wrangling about the price of a horse, and calling one another liars—I asked Heritage not to make himself a public fool, but go out, which he did—I have known him as a customer ever since I have been there—I followed him to the door, and did not see what happened after he went out—I heard some
<lb/>thing, and went out and found Fisher lying on the kerbstone.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Before Heritage left the house he said, "If I was as big a liar as you I would cut my throat"—some little time after he went out Fisher went out, and I saw him on the pavement, pulling his coats off, and then I went back—the outside was rather greasy; there is not much of a slope, but of course it slopes on each side to the gutter; that is, towards the kerb—it is a slippery turning, but it is not awkward till you get to the bottom of the turning—I said before the Magistrate, "It is a slippery, awkward turning"—Heritage has always been a quiet man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010107-name-172" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WRAY</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer—on Saturday, December 1st, about 9.20 p.m., I was outside the Prince Albert public-house—when Edmundson came out they were jangling and Fisher cameout, and they said, "Come and have a fight"—he gave his servant his coat to take to his house; Mr. Parker persuaded him to go away, and then he said, "If you don't go and b—y well pay him, I will," and Heritage struck him on his face and knocked him down, and before he could regain his feet he knocked him down again, and he never spoke any more—I held him while Gilbert fetched a cab—Fisher did not square up to fight.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Mr. Heritage went across to his coffee-shop after he left the public-house, and three or four minutes after that he called Fisher out of the public-house—he was struck by Heritage when he was on the pavement—I did not see him going towards the middle of the road; he was going towards the urinal—I should say he never left the pavement; both the blows were dealt when he was on the pavement—I did not hear him say, "If you fight, I will fight"—he took off his coat on the pave
<lb/>ment, but did not go into the middle of the road; he never had the chance—when he had the second blow his legs were nearly on the asphalte; as he staggered off the kerb he fell and hit the back of his head against the kerb—they were not in the middle of the road—his whole height was in the roadway—he was facing Heritage when each blow was delivered—he was stunned when the first blow was delivered, and was just rising when the second blow was delivered—I was talking to him before it began—I did not see Elliott at all.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010107-name-173" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19010107-name-173" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD SCALA</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). I was brought to the scene of the fight about 9.30, and saw a witness pick up the deceased, unconscious, and take him in a cab to the hospital—he was unconscious all the way—I went to Heritage's coffee-house, and charged him with committing a violent assault on Fisher—he was bailed that night—when I took him no custody he said, "It was a fair stand-up fight between ourselves,'</p>
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<p>and when the charge was read he said, "No doubt he had a slip, and got the worst of it"—on the Monday he was taken before a Magis
<lb/>trate and remanded.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010107-name-174" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19010107-name-174" type="given" value="BENJAMIN GEORGE"/>BENJAMIN GEORGE TIDCAR</persName> </hi>. I am house surgeon at Charing Cross Hospital—I examined the deceased a quarter of an hour after he was received there; he had two black eyes—he was never conscious; he had a number of fits, and died on December 4th from concussion and injury to the brain, and at the
<hi rend="italic">post-mortem</hi> I found that his skull was fractured.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010107-name-175" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010107-name-175" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19010107-name-175" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD DREW</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). I went to Heritage's house and told him I was a police officer, that Mr. Fisher had died at Charing Cross Hospital that afternoon, and I should take him in charge—he was about to make a statement; I cautioned him—he said, "It was only an accident; he fell, and I might have done the same thing myself"—he was taken to Bow Street and charged.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Heritage's statement before the Coroner was here put in, in which he said that it was a fair fight, but that the deceased fell on the kerb; that he had known him for 12 years, and they were always on good terms; and that the deceased knew how to use his fists.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Heritage, in his defence, on oath, stated that Fisher had been his lodger for 12 months, and had always been good friends; that Fisher said, "Where is the b—?" and he replied, "I am here," and gave him a shove, not a blow; that Fisher then struck him, and he struck him back, and he fell; that it was a fair fight, and that Fisher was a lighter and shorter man than himself, and 25 years younger.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010107-name-176" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010107-name-176" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-176" type="surname" value="NAYSMITH"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-176" type="given" value="ELLICE"/>ELLICE NAYSMITH</persName> </hi>. My husband is a salesman in Covent Garden Market—on December 1st, about 9 o'clock, I was in St. Martin's Lane, talking to my brother-in-law—I heard loud talking, looked across, and saw Heritage outside the public-house, and Edmundson pulling the carriage to his own door—Fisher came out of the public-house towards the middle of the road, and took his coat off and threw it towards the bar door—Heritage was then standing with the coachman outside his own door, but he came to the middle of the road, and they fought, and Fisher went down, but got up, and they had another round, and Fisher fell again, with his head on the kerb, on the same side as the public-house—the road was greasy—I have known Heritage long; he is a harmless man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRAIN</hi>. I was standing in St. Martin's Lane, not far from the corner (
<hi rend="italic">Pointing out the spot on a plan</hi>)—I had the whole of St. Martin's Lane and a considerable portion of West Street between me and the spot where this occurrence was going on—I heard Heritage talking loudly and angrily—I could not hear what he said—that was before I saw any blow—he was then outside the bar door—before that I saw Edmundson drive the brougham round to the coffee-shop—Heritage was there too, and stood on his door-step—I heard no angry language between them then—the halloaing was before they crossed over to the coffee-house—I saw Fisher take his coat off—I could not see what caused him to fall the first time—when I saw Fisher he was in the centre of West Street—Heritage was standing on his door-step at that time, but he went into the centre of the road because Fisher pulled off his coat—I heard no calling about where the b—so-and-so was—I</p>
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<p>did not hear Fisher utter a single word—so far as I know, the two men met in the centre of the road from no cause whatever—the first time Fisher fell with his back to St. Martin's Lane, but when he got up and got the second blow he fell towards the urinal, near it and outside it—I saw him picked up—there were not many people there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I did not stand at the same spot all the time—I have marked where I first stood—when I was at the point I have marked Heritage had not gone across the road—he was calling out something, I cannot tell what—after that the brougham passed to the other side of the road—I moved when they had the second round—I saw them rush into one another, and that resulted in Fisher falling—they sparred round—the second fall was some little way off the spot where he first fell.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010107-name-177" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010107-name-177" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19010107-name-177" type="given" value="ABRAHAM"/>ABRAHAM LAZARUS</persName> </hi>. I live at Shaftesbury Avenue—on December 1st I was talking to my sister-in-law, the last witness, outside Fordham's, which is exactly opposite the Prince Albert, about 9 or a little after; she said, "There is Mr. Heritage having a
<hi rend="italic">row</hi>"—Heritage, was talking loud, I cannot say who to—several other people were there—I saw the coach
<lb/>man take the brougham to his door, and then I walked to my sister-in-law and said, "It is all right," and while we were in conversation she said, "Oh! they are fighting"—I crossed over, and saw Fisher and Heritage standing up to fight, the same as two boxers, and both their coats off—Fisher rushed at Heritage, and Heritage rushed at him, and Fisher fell and struck the back of his head on the kerb—I did not see what happened before that—when he fell, Heritage stooped to assist him, and the crowd took him and placed him against the wall by the urinal.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was 12 or 14 yards from the public-house door—he was talking loud, which is not a usual thing for him to do—I did not see the first blow because, being a cripple, I had to wait for a cab to pass—the round I saw was a fair, square, stand-up fight—there was plenty of room between them, they squared up—I saw the carriage go over, and Heritage standing at his door—I walked away—I did not notice a woman and a girl at Heritage's door—I did not see Heritage take his coat off—I have seen Ray about for a number of years, also Hibbert, who holds horses" heads—I saw Parker, the landlord, come out at his door—I knew Fisher.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010107-name-178" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19010107-name-178" type="surname" value="HEATH"/>
<interp inst="t19010107-name-178" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE HEATH</persName> </hi>. I live at 8, West Street; Mr. Heritage lives at No. 4, and I know him very well—on this night I heard a noise in the street, and went to the window—Heritage was standing on the kerb on his own side of the way—a man came towards him, and they both took off their coats and began to fight, and the deceased fell, and got up, and they fought again, and the deceased fell and struck his head on the kerb—when they began to fight they went round, dodging each other; Fisher fell once on the kerb, and once in the road—one fall was some little distance from the other—it was a very slippery night—after the second fall Fisher could not get up.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see the brougham at Heritage's door, nor did I see him on his door-step; he was standing beween his shop and another—I saw him on my side of the road before the fight—he had his coat on then, but took it off before he went into the road—I saw a</p>
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<p>carriage there—Fisher was then about the middle of the road—they both struck together—I saw Fisher strike Heritage with his fist before Fisher ever fell—the spot where he fell the second time was quite in a different direction from where he was knocked down first.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19010107-name-179" type="given" value="POLICE"/>POLICE INSPECTOR WRIGHT</persName> </hi> From the urinal to where the young woman has made the mark is 15ft.—the carriage way is 18ft. wide—taking the centre of the road to the coffee-house, it is, I think, 3ft. from the north-east corner of the urinal; that makes about 10ft.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Strongly recommended to mercy by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, January</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1901.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Wills.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010107-name-182" type="given" value="RAFFAELE"/>Raffaele Napolitani</persName>.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CAMPBELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010107-name-183" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR TIMMS</persName> </hi> (352
<hi rend="italic">E</hi>). On Sunday, December 9th, about 8 p.m., I was on duty with Black, on Eyre Street Hill—there was a large crowd, very disorderly—we dispersed the crowd, and stood at the corner of Somers Street and Eyre Street Hill, and saw Napolitani there, who has been convicted—he struck me on the side of my face, and I was knocked into the middle of the road—he ran down Somers Street, and I caught him at the corner of Baker's Row—he struggled and fell, and while I was holding him on the ground I felt a blow on my back—I was in a stooping position, with one knee on my prisoner—I turned round to see the man who had done it, and caught hold of the knife which was in my back—it hurt me so that I could only hold Napolitani a short time, and he struggled up and ran into the crowd—I spoke to Daniel, and he pulled the knife out of my back; he had some difficulty in doing so—Black then ran up—I was bleeding much, and was taken to a hospital, and was under treatment about an hour—I after
<lb/>wards became worse, and returned to the hospital—I had not seen the prisoner that evening.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see the man directly after I was stabbed—I cannot say whether he was in dark clothes, of whether he was wearing a brown coat—I had to leave go almost immediately—Napolitani dragged me 10 or 15 yards through the crowd—I have no doubt it was Napolitani who was under me—I have been on duty in that quarter about two months, but I had a month's night duty—I only knew Napolitani by sight—I may have seen the prisoner before.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010107-name-184" type="given" value="ALEXANDER ROBERT"/>ALEXANDER ROBERT TWEEDIE</persName> </hi>, M.R.C.S. I am house surgeon to the Royal Free Hospital—on December 9th Timms was brought in, in a collapsed condition; he had an incised punctured wound in his back between the shoulder blades—this knife (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) was brought to the hospital—a knife like this might have inflicted the wound—I did not think it dangerous, but a small variation in the place might have been dangerous;</p>
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<p>it was close to the spine, and if it had struck the spine it would have gone on one side or the other—it was an inch and a-half long in the opening, oblique and downwards—one of my colleagues probed it—it was an inch and a half deep, and penetrated into the chest cavity—I let him go on that Sunday night, but he was brought back ill on the following Tuesday—he was lying on his stomach in the hospital, and gradually developed epileptic fits, which I attributed to the shock of the wound.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> If the knife had penetrated up to the hilt it would have reached the lungs, and that would probably have been death, but the lungs are well guarded there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010107-name-185" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010107-name-185" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19010107-name-185" type="given" value="JOHN ALEXANDER"/>JOHN ALEXANDER MILLER</persName> </hi>. I am Divisional Surgeon of Police, of Percy House, Tottenham Court Road—on December 9th, about 10 p.m., I was called to the hospital about two hours after Timms went there—I found a wound close to his spine downwards, and in the direction of the spine—I have examined this knife and the man's clothes; his overcoat, coat, waistcoat, and the leather of his braces were cut through, and corresponded with the wound—the blow must have been very severe indeed to go through the leather of his braces—I was called to see him on Monday night; he was suffering from great abdominal pain—I gave him an opiate, and advised him to go to the Royal Middlesex Hospital, and he went.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19010107-name-186" type="given" value="ALBERT ERNEST"/>ALBERT ERNEST LAKE</persName> </hi>. I am surgeon to the Royal Free Hospital—I have not seen Timms since he was sent away from the hospital on December 24th, but when he was admitted again I saw him outside—the physician who attended him is not here—I think he will recover.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">E</hi>). On Sunday, December 9th, about 7.30, I was on duty on Eyre Street Hill, and assisted Timms in dispersing a crowd—I then left Timms, got information, and saw a crowd running down Somers Street—I went to Back Hill, and followed them as far as Baker's Row—I saw a large crowd surrounding the constable, and he was bleeding at the mouth—he was standing up then; he said, "They have stabbed me, and have got away; take me to the hospital as soon as you can," and gave me a knife covered with blood—I took him to the hospital.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There was a large crowd—I should say that they were Italians—Baker's Row is about 10 yards wide—Timms was standing in Warner Street, which is about 14 yards wide—there is a beer-house on the right side as you come up Baker's Row; that is about 10 yards from where I saw the constable—there is a small lamp at the opposite corner.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010107-name-188" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER DANIEL</persName> </hi>. I live at 13, Little Saffron Hill, and sell baked potatoes—on December 9th, about 8 o'clock, I was on Eyre Street Hill, and saw a man come out of the Gun-makers' Arms, and heard the constable say to him, "If you don't go I will take you"—they went into the Gun-makers' Arms, and came out, and as the man walked up to the police the prisoner stood by the policeman, with his right hand in his pocket, and said, "What do you want taking my friend? that man did nothing to you"—I did not know the prisoner before that night, but I took notice of his face because he had his right hand in his pocket, and I thought he had a bad idea—the policeman turned round and turned the crowd away, and</p>
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<p>the other man slipped round a potatoe car and struck the policeman on the left side of his head with his left hand—the policeman fell down, and the man ran down the hill—the policeman left his hat on the hill and ran after him; I ran as fast as I could, and the policeman turned three corners, and the man lay on his back—the prisoner was behind the policeman when I saw him—I said, "Look out," and the prisoner took his right hand out of his pocket and gave the policeman an awful blow in the back—the policeman jumped up, and had a knife in his back—the prisoner ran, and the policeman said, "Hi!" and blew his whistle—he made a grab at him, and held him by the collar, but the prisoner dragged him two or three yards up Baker's Row and got away in the crowd—I offered my services to the policeman, and he said, "All right; take it out of me, please"—I was a little nervous, and made three attempts to get the knife out—I got it out, and two policemen came up and took him to the hospital—I next saw the prisoner at the station, and said if I had not seen him for 10 years I should know him just the same—he was with seven or eight others, and I picked him out at once; I had previously given a description of him and the other man to the police.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had never seen them before—I had been in that part one month and about five days—I saw the prisoner come out of the Gun-makers' Arms with his friend—the constable spoke to him at the corner before he was stabbed, and had as good opportunity of seeing his face as I had; nothing could convince me that I am mistaken—I said at the Police-court, "There might have been something like 90 persons in the crowd when the constable was hurt"—that is correct—I also said, "They were all Italians but myself; there were a lot of men like D'Inverno there"—that was when the policeman was stabbed, but the prisoner was alongside of him—it was a dark place where it happened, but light enough for me to see—he let the other man go—the prisoner had on the same clothes when he was taken as on that night, a light colour, and a cap; he was not dressed as now; he had not an overcoat on when he came out of the Gun-makers' Arms and stabbed the policeman—I did not see a knife then—he kept his hand in his pocket all the time—I saw it when he raised his hand—the knife went in as far as it could go.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010107-name-189" type="given" value="MICHELE"/>MICHELE SABBATINO</persName> </hi>. I live at 12, Fleet Row, and sell ice cream—I know Raffaele Napolatini—I went out about 7.30 on the night to get some milk, and was outside my house about 8—I saw Napolatini and the prisoner running down Baker's Row, and a constable after them—Napolatini fell down, and the constable on him—the prisoner had his right hand in his pocket, and took it out and gave the constable a blow in his back, I do not know whether with a knife or his fist—the constable said, "Oh!"—the prisoner ran away down Baker's Row—I went away, and went back again, and saw Daniel take the knife out of the constable's back—he was taken to the hospital—I knew the prisoner by the name of Mike, and had seen him in the neighbourhood before, selling ice cream—I saw him one night in a beer-shop, kept by Antonio, in Back Hill—he was playing at cards—I have seen him eating bread and cheese with a knife like this—there are many knives like it—I had seen him two or three weeks before the night in question—I was taken to the Police-station</p>
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<p>on December 14th, and picked out the prisoner from seven or eight others—I said, "Here he is."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I described him to the police previously—I saw the knife in the constable's back, I ran home and told my brother what had happened, and went out again in five or six minutes—I have known Raffaele Napolatini a long time—we come from the same country—he has a cousin—we call him "Carumclina"—his real name is Napolatini; his nick-name is Papello—I did not see him that night—I was not living with him, or in the same house—I do not know where he is now; I have not seen him since—he is not tall, he has a small black moustache—I did not see anything in the hand of the man who stabbed the constable; it was too dark—I have often been in the beer-house—I have not been refused service, and told to go out—the man who stabbed the constable had not a brown overcoat on.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I knew Papello in Italy—I have seen him on Eyre Street Hill—I saw him three or four weeks before the constable was stabbed—he is not like the prisoner, and is a little bigger than I—there were a lot of people round—I went to the Police-station to give information with Daniel, I think about two days after—I said it was Mike who did it—I told Bissell—the prisoner had a cut on his neck; I cannot say whether it was old or new—(
<hi rend="italic">An interpreter was here sworn</hi>)—I do not know whether it was the right or left side.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010107-name-190" type="given" value="GUISEPPE"/>GUISEPPE BIRETTA</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Interpreted</hi>). I am a carpenter, of 88, Cleveland Street, Fitzroy Square; I lodged with Raffaele Napolatini in the French quarter, and was with him between 5 and 6 on December 9th—I went to the Italian quarter, near Saffron Hill, to get shaved, and then to Miller's beer-house, where I saw Raffaele and the prisoner—we had some drink and left—I knew the prisoner by sight in relation to my trade—we went towards the Italian Church, to the Italian Club, and had some more drink—we then went to a dancing place, and afterwards into the street, where there were a lot of people—I heard a voice, and saw a policeman there, trying to disperse the crowd—I could not understand him—he spoke to Raffaele several times, and he went away to a public-house—he came out and bought a halfpenny-worth of chestnuts—the policeman went after him—D'Inverno was a short distance from him—the policeman pushed Raffaele two or three times, who walked away—D'Inverno then spoke to the policeman in English—I bought some chestnuts—I then saw the policeman's helmet fall—he picked it up, and ran after Raffaele, and the prisoner ran—I followed them down the hill—Raffaele had fallen to the ground when I came up, and the policeman was on the top of him—the prisoner then made a blow at the policeman's back—he got up with a knife in his back—Raffaele and the others ran away—some days after I went to the Police-station, and picked the prisoner out from 10 or a dozen others.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not know when I went to the station that I was going to see D'Inverno—I have known him six or seven months—I knew D'Inverno had been arrested—I lived in the same house with Raffaele for six weeks—I don't know Saverio Napolatini—Raffaele's wife's brother was not present at the stabbing—he wore an overcoat, I do not know whether light or dark—when I came out of the public-house I saw</p>
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<p>D'Inverno outside—I was three or four paces off when the policeman was stabbed.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Raffaele Napolatini and Papello are the same—he is now in prison for giving fisticuffs to the policeman who was afterwards stabbed.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010107-name-191" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BISSELL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer, E</hi>). In consequence of information I received on December 9 th I made inquiries in the neighbourhood, and spoke to the prisoner on the 14th in Warner Street, about 2 o'clock—I asked him if he understood English—he said, "Yes"—I said, "I am a police officer, and as you answer the description of a man who stabbed a policeman in Warner Street on Sunday last, I shall take you into custody on suspicion of the same"—he said, "I admit I was there, and I saw someone strike the policeman, but I don't know who
<hi rend="italic">done</hi> it"—I took him to Gray's Inn Police-station at 9 p.m.—he was placed with seven others of similar appearance and height—he was asked if he was satisfied with the persons who stood up for identification; he said, "Yes"—Sabbatino was brought in and identified him immediately, and then Biretta—the prisoner was then asked if he would like to change his position—he said, "No," he was satisfied—Alexander Daniel then identified him at once—the witnesses were brought in and taken out one by one—the prisoner was then charged, and made no reply—I searched him—he had a short jacket on, with this large knife (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) in one of the right-hand pockets—the other knife was found in his left trousers pocket—they are pen
<lb/>knives—Sabbatino had given me a description of the prisoner the day before I arrested him—I found a scar on the left side of his throat like a razor cut.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There was one Italian amongst the men he was placed with—another man was taken to the station on December 9th—he was a dark man, and was seen running away—he had a dark moustache, and was a little stouter than the prisoner.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Daniel, Demio, Marino and Fourier saw him, and said he was not the man who stabbed the constable, and he was released—his name is Stamo; he was brought in for assaulting the constable previously—he was entered in the "Refused Charge Book"—I got this close description of the prisoner from Alexander Daniel the same Sunday night, and it was circulated by wire—I did not know that the accused man had a scar on his neck—I first heard of it the fol
<lb/>lowing Thursday from Sabbatino—I did not know Raffaele Napolatini before December 9th—he was first dealt with by the Magistrate at Clerkenwell, for assaulting the same constable, and sentenced to 21 days' imprisonment—I knew the prisoner before this occurrence—he was a witness in November, 1894, at the North London Sessions, when Salvato Evangista was convicted of cutting the prisoner's throat with a razor—the scar is still there—I think the clothes he has on are those in which he was arrested; he had on a check soft cap, like that.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, on oath, said that he was an artist's model, and had some men working for him last summer with ice creams; that he saw the affray when the policeman was stabbed by a man who ran away; that he saw the wounded officer taken away between two others; that there was no truth in the suggestion that he stabbed the officer, and the knife was not his; and that he was married, and had three children.</hi> </p>
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