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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>GREEN, MAYOR.</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>EDWARD T. E. BESLEY, ESQ., K.C.</p>
<p>Law Booksellers and Publishers.</p>
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<p>On the King's Commission of</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Held on Monday, February 4th, 1901, and following days,</p>
<p>Before the Right Hon.
<hi rend="largeCaps">FRANK GREEN, LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; the Hon. Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">WALTER GEORGE FRANK PHILLIMORE</hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of His Majesty's High Court; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">REGINALD HANSON</hi>, Bart., M.P., LL.D., F.S.A.; and Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">WALTER WILKIN</hi>, K.C.M.G., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">FORREST FULTON</hi>, Knt., K.C., Recorder of the said City; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOSEPH COCKFIELD DIMSDALE</hi>, Knt;
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM PURDIE TRELOAR</hi>, Esq.;
<hi rend="smallCaps">SAMUEL GREEN</hi>, Esq.;
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS BOOR CROSBY</hi>, Esq., M.D., another of the Aldermen of the said City; and
<hi rend="smallCaps">ALBERT BOSANQUET</hi>, Esq., K.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>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WALTER VAUGHAN MORGAN</hi>, Esq., Alderman.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOSEPH LAWRENCE</hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOSEPH DAVID LANGTON</hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS HENRY GARDINER</hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Under-Sheriffs</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—a dagger</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, February</hi> 4
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1901.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WHITE</hi>
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-3" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BRISTOW</persName> </hi>. I am a licensed market porter, and live at 143, South Street, Walworth—on December 6th, between 1 and 2 p.m., I went into the Al restaurant to get a light for a cigarette—I did not notice who was in there—there was no disturbance when I went in—nobody spoke to me—I went outside—the prisoner came out and knocked me down—while I was on the ground he hit me under my jaw, breaking it in four places—I am unable to eat now—I knew him before; we were always on friendly terms—we had no quarrel—he was not drunk; he may have had a drop to drink—two blows were struck—I went to the station and to St. Bartholomew's Hospital, where I remained for seven weeks.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We were not both struggling on the floor inside the public house—I was sober—I know Henry Williams—he is wrong if he says I was struggling on the floor of the public-house—when the prisoner struck me outside I did not get up between the two blows—I did not put my hands up and say, "Do you mean it?"—I cannot suggest any reason why he should have struck me.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-4" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES DEAN</persName> </hi>. I am manager of the Al public-house—on December 6th, about 2 p.m., I turned the prisoner out—he was disorderly and causing a disturbance, he was not drunk—I do not know if any blows had been struck—he had been quarrelling with the prosecutor, who was in there—I went outside to see that the prisoner did not come in again—while I was there the prosecutor came out—the prisoner struck him violently on the jaw twice without any provocation—the prosecutor did not try to hit him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> They were not on the floor inside the public-house, to my knowledge—I am quite sure there were two blows—I do not think the prosecutor was drunk.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-5" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>. I am a market waiter, employed at the Al public-house, Central Meat Market—about 2 p.m. on December 6th I</p>
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<p>saw the prisoner and the prosecutor struggling on the floor in the bar—the manager and the head barman parted them—the prisoner was turned out—I went for a policeman; when I got back the prisoner was outside—I saw him knock the prosecutor to the ground, and as he got up again he hit him again—there were two blows—the prosecutor gave the prisoner in charge—I did not see him make any attempt to strike the prisoner—I went for the policeman of my own accord—we did not go back together; I ran back as fast as I could.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prosecutor came out two or three minutes after the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-6" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MOUFLET</persName> </hi>. I am manager at Griffiths' Tavern in the Meat Mar
<lb/>ket—on December 6th I was outside the Al public-house, speaking to a friend—I saw the prisoner being ejected by the manager—a little while after I saw the prosecutor come out—the prisoner said to him, "Now then," and hit him a blow with his left hand, which knocked him down, and then he hit him again with his right hand on the jaw.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-7" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL PRIDO</persName> </hi> (324
<hi rend="italic">City</hi>). On December 6th I saw a crowd outside the Al public-house—I went up and found the prosecutor bleeding—the prisoner was given into custody for assaulting him by striking him in the mouth twice—the prisoner did not say anything on the way to the station—he had been drinking, but he was not so drunk as not to know what he was doing—the prosecutor was taken to the hospital—the doctor certified then that his jaw was broken in two places, but the doctor who has been subpoenaed here says it was broken in four places.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-8" type="given" value="VICTOR"/>VICTOR BELL</persName> </hi>, M.R.C.P. I am house-surgeon at St. Bartholomew's Hospital—on the afternoon of December 6th the prosecutor was admitted there, suffering from a fractured jaw, caused probably by two blows—it was broken in about four places—he had been drinking, but he was not drunk.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The blow would have rather a sobering effect.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. He will have some trouble with his jaw; little pieces of bone will come away from time to time; since he has been discharged from the hospital, I see a small abscess has formed; he has had to lose a tooth or two, and he will never have such a good jaw as he had before; he is an in-patient now.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I was offered ₤10 as compensation—I said I would not accept it, but would let justice take its own course—I have not been able to carry on my business properly since.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GODWIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BEARD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-12" type="given" value="ANNIE AMELIA"/>ANNIE AMELIA CASEY</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's wife—I have been separated for a week because he hit me, and he drinks—on the morning of January 18th I was outside my house, just going to work—the prisoner was outside—he put a knife into me—he cut my clothes a little—I did not bleed very much—I did not see a knife in his hand—I was wounded a little in my left shoulder—I went to the hospital—I only remained there about half an hour—it is healed up now.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I used to work at the Incandescent Light Company—the prisoner complained of my coming home about 10 or 11 at night—I leave work about seven or eight—there were frequent quarrels between us about that—I told him he was not the father of my child—I did not tell him that to annoy him—it is true; I mentioned the name of the man; that upset him very much—he took to drink—he was a sober man before—in November I went away, and took some of the furniture with me—I also pawned his clothes for 9s.—he requested me to return home; I declined to do so—he was very much annoyed at that—I think he stabbed me more to frighten me than to hurt me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I left him because he hit me on the Thursday before—I do not know why I was unfaithful to him, or why I took his furniture.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I took the knife away from him.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-13" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE GROOMBRIDGE</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's wife's sister—on January 18th I saw him take a knife out of his waiscoat pocket—I did not know he had done anything to his wife till she got home—I did not see the knife touch her—I did not say before the Magistrate, that I did.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw his hand go towards her—I do not know if it was a violent blow—I heard them talking before this occurred, but I did not hear what they said.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector, B</hi>). The prisoner was brought to me—he said that he had attempted to murder his wife, and had also taken some oxalic acid—he volunteered a statement, and I took it down in writing—I did not warn him before he made it—this is it, signed by him in my presence—(
<hi rend="italic">In this the prisoner stated that he had met his wife at 8.55 a.m. on Friday, January 18th, at St. James's Street, Westminster, and said, "Will you come home to-night?" that she had replied, "No, you have hardened me to it," and then ran away, laughing, that he ran after her, pulled the knife out of his pocket, and tried to stab her; that he then went home, and on the way bought twopenny worth of oxalic acid, and, on arriving home, mixed it in a glass of water and drank it, and then went for a walk and gave himself up.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-15" type="given" value="ISAAC"/>ISAAC EBURNE</persName> </hi> (146
<hi rend="italic">B</hi>). The prisoner came to me on January 18th and said, "Do you want a job, mate?"—I said, "What have you done?"—he said, "I want to give myself up for attempted murder and suicide"—I said, "Who have you attempted to murder?"—he said, "My wife; I have also taken twopenny worth of oxalic acid, but that has not done it et"—I took down what he said—he did not appear to be drunk; he told me had been drinking.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-16" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PAYNE</persName> </hi>. I am head physician at the Westminster Hospital—I examined the prosecutrix—she had two punctured wounds just over the collar-bone; one over the inner end of it, and the other about 1 in. below it—this knife (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) could have caused them—they were not dangerous themselves, but the locality was dangerous—I have seen her twice since, but not since the wounds have healed.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SELLS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">N</hi>). On January 27th, about 11 p.m., I was on duty in Stamford Hill—I saw the prisoner with three other men—there is a road called Hillside Road, leading off Stamford Hill—there is a passage at the end of Hillside Road leading to the railway—in the road I saw the prisoner open a gate, go into a garden of a house about the middle of the road—he stayed there about a minute and then came out—two of the other men had left him before he went to Hillside Road—the other man remained on the pavement when the prisoner went into the garden—they went back to Stamford Hill again, the same way they had come—they then went down St. Ann's Road, and then went up another turning in St. Ann's Road—they went up about 100 yards, waited there a minute or two, and came back to St. Ann's Road—they went up a little further and then went up another turning—I was with another constable—we lost sight of the other man—the prisoner returned to St. Ann's Road—I followed him and caught him in Vicarage Crescent—he was walking along; he did not run away—I asked him what he was doing by loitering about those roads—he said, "I don't know what you mean"—I asked him where he lived—he said, "That is my business; find out"—I told him I should take him to the Police-station, as he had not given me a satisfactory account of himself—he said, "All right"—on the way to the station he said, "For God's sake, you are not
<hi rend="italic">going</hi> to lock me up; I have only just come out from doing nine months'—he was then charged—I had never seen him before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> It was not convenient to arrest you when you entered the garden—I arrested you about half an hour after that—I was not standing under a railway arch when you passed with your friends.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-19" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY JARVIS</persName> </hi> (539
<hi rend="italic">N</hi>). On January 27th I was with Reed—we were in plain clothes—we had the prisoner under observation for about half an hour—I saw him into Hillside Road and into a garden—it is a row of houses not semi-detached—there was another man outside the garden—the prisoner remained in there about a minute—he came out and went back to Stamford Hill and into St. Ann's Road; then back to Stamford Hill, then to St. Ann's Road again, and into two roads in St. Ann's Road—he was arrested in Vicarage Crescent—when he went up into the roads he just walked up and came back again—he denied being in the garden—I said, "What are you loitering about Hillside and the other roads for?"—he said, "I don't know what you mean"—I said, "Where do you live?"—he said, "That is my business; find out"—he did not say he had not been in Hillside Road—he told the Magistrate that he was drunk—I said that he might have been drinking, but he was not drunk—he was searched at the station—no house-breaking instruments were found on him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It is about half a mile from Hillside Road to Vicarage Crescent.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in a written defence, said that he was in a public-house with some friends; that he said good night to his friends on Stamford Hill; that while he was doing so two plain clothes constables were looking at them, and could have arrested him then, but let him go 300 yards towards his home</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">before doing so; that he gave the police his friends' names, but they had not come, and that he had asked to be sent for trial, as he knew he would get justice then.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Second Count:</hi> Receiving the same, knowing them to be stolen. </rs>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to the Second Count,</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HARRISON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-23" type="given" value="CHARLES HY"/>CHARLES HY. OWEN</persName> </hi>. I am a scalesman to Messrs. Webb & Poulter, meat salesman in the Central Market—Mr. Christopher Poulter is a partner in the firm—King was a meat porter in the market; he worked for a Mr. Fergusson, a meat carrier—on January 2nd I sold five saddles of mutton to a Mr. Scarlett for ₤2 7s. 6d., which was 81/2d. a lb.—about 6 or 6.30 a.m. on the 2nd, King came up to me and asked if there was anything for Bury Street—I said, "Yes, there are five saddles"—they were on the scales; he saw me weigh them; I put them on his shoulders, and he went away with them—a little while afterwards one of Fergusson's men came in, and I found out that the meat had not gone to Fergusson—I thought King was working for Fergusson—I should have had to pay for the mutton if I had not found it.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-24" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK HALLAM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant</hi>). On January 2nd I heard of this robbery—I went to 38, Lisson Grove, which is about three miles from the Central Meat Market—the prisoners live there—Sex keeps a coffee-house there—I think King had lived there about two or three months—I went to the premises with another officer—I saw Sex crossing the road with a bundle with which he entered his house—he put it down on a table and spoke to King—I followed him and said, "I am a sergeant of police; I want to know what is in this bundle"—Sex said, "I know nothing about it"—I said, "What is in the bundle? is there any meat?"—Sex said, "I do not know; it belongs to this man," pointing to King—I said, "I saw you crossing the road with it"—I opened the bundle; it contained two saddles of mutton—Sex said, "I have been to Kensington with this meat, and have sold one to a publican"—I said, "What publican?"—he said, "The name of the house is the George"—I said, "Where?"—he said, "Near Kensington Church"—I said, "There are three other saddles; I shall have to charge you, King, with stealing those five saddles of mutton, and you, Sex, with receiving them"—they made no reply—while we were in the train, going towards the City, I said to Sex, "King days that you have had all those saddles"—he said, "Well, I may as well toll the truth; I sold the others to old Charlie Palmer, at Camberwell Green, and I sold him two sheep; I hope he will not get into trouble over it"—all the five saddles have been recovered; two at Palmer's, and one at Nailer's, at Kensington.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-25" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES OWEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I saw five saddles of mutton at the station and identified them.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-26" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE NAILER</persName> </hi>. I keep the George public-house, Church Street, Kensington—on January 2nd I saw Sex in the afternoon—I had never seen him before—he had two parcels with him—he came into the front bar and asked me if I wanted to buy some meat—I said No, I did not</p>
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<p>as I always left that to my wife—he said his governor was a butcher in the market—I finally bought a saddle from him for 7s.—this (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) is the receipt he gave me—the weight is marked here as 14 lb.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-27" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES PALMER</persName> </hi>. I am a coffee-house keeper at 10, Camberwell Green—I know Sex—he is a coffee-house keeper—on January 2nd he came and said his
<hi rend="italic">missus</hi> had sent me over two pieces of mutton—I paid him 13s; 6d., which is 6d. or 61/2d. a lb.—he gave me this receipt (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—there were about 26 lb.—my wife had been to visit Mrs. Sex the previous day, and when the prisoner brought the mutton I thought it was what my wife had ordered.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-28" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES GREENER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective, City</hi>). On January 2nd I searched Sex—I found this letter on him—(
<hi rend="italic">This was signed by King, and, commencing "Dear Sir or Madam," it stated that he was desirous of working up a pri
<lb/>vate custom, and that he dealt in English and Scotch stock; that he sent his man withy beautiful Scotch "chine" at 7d. per lb., which he hoped would be accepted at that price.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sex, in his defence, said that he took the meat for King; that he did not steal it, and that he was quite innocent.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010204-148-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="largeCaps">KING</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SEX</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, February</hi> 4
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1901.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-40" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD CHIDLEY</persName> </hi> (134,
<hi rend="italic">City</hi>). On the morning of January 19th I was on duty on the south side of St. Paul's Churchyard—Wild spoke to me, and I saw the prisoner and another man running away; I chased them—the prisoner went round by a factory and then broke into a walk—as soon as he saw me making straight for him he ran to the north side of St. Paul's Cathedral—I blew my whistle, and shouted "Stop him"; he was stopped, and I took him to the station, and found on him 6s. in silver, 4s 31/2d. in bronze and three keys—he said, "6s. 7d. of that is my own money."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see anyone enter or leave the shop—a half
<lb/>penny was picked up, and you did not say that the rest of the money belonged to your landlady—I think these are not proper keys.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> They are not properly finished, and when he was first charged he said, "I can bring you the man who made those."</p>
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-41" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010204-name-41" type="surname" value="STEPHENS"/>
<interp inst="t19010204-name-41" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM STEPHENS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman</hi>) I was on duty on the north side of St. Paul's and heard a police whistle blown, and saw the prisoner running towards me—when he was within four yards of me he threw a handful of money at me and tried to pass me—I stopped him, and he was taken by the officer.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You struck me on my chest.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-42" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-42" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES FEBERY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Police Sergeant,</hi>77). On the morning of January 19th I examined the premises of the Devonshire Bread Company, and found that the padlock had been forced off the street door, and an inner door leading to the shop had been forced open, the metal till partly forced open, and the contents of the lower part were missing, this
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> corresponds with the marks on the door and the till.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-43" type="given" value="CLARA"/>CLARA HUMPHREYS</persName> </hi>. I am a manageress of the Devonshire Bread Com
<lb/>pany St. Paul's Churchyard—on Jannary 18th I fastened up the premises at 8 o'clock, and when I went next morning at 8.10 I found it had been broken open, and the till broken, and 5s. worth of coppers and 25s. in silver taken.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, stated that he heard a whistle and joined in the chase, putting his hands in his pockets, as he had money there, and that when he was arrested the money fell, but he did not throw it at the constable.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010204-155-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">to a conviction at Clerkenwell in the name of George Weston on November 16th, 1897 and five other convictions were proved against him. The Police stated that three other shops had been broken, and the tills forced, and that the marks corresponded with the jemmy found in this case.—PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t19010204-155-punishment-10" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-155-19010204 t19010204-155-punishment-10"/>Five years' penal servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, February</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1901.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Phillimore.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">BARNET ABRAHAMS</hi> (41)</persName> was indicted
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted; and</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HALDENSTEIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-48" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY WOODLEY</persName> </hi> (343
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>)
<hi rend="italic">produced and proved the plans of the Com
<lb/>mercial Road between Union Street and Church Lane.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-49" type="given" value="WILLIAM JAMES"/>WILLIAM JAMES BUTCHER</persName> </hi>. I live at Silver Street, Stepney, and keep a coffee-stall in the Commercial Road, close to Church Lane—on Decem
<lb/>ber 1st, about 1 a.m., I saw the deceased constable; he was on duty, and in uniform—he passed my stall, going towards Aldgate—soon afterwards the prisoner came to my stall with two women, who had some refresh
<lb/>ments—the prisoner left and walked towards Aldgate; a minute or so afterwards the women followed him—I next heard the prisoner shouting or singing, about 7 ft. or 8 ft. from my stall, and between me and Church Lane—the deceased came up and told him to go away; he went away towards Union Street, or eastwards—the women went in the opposite direction, towards Aldgate—as the prisoner moved away he asked the constable what he had done—he continued walking away, and I see them walk a little way towards Union Street, the prisoner in front of the con
<lb/>stable—I went outside my stall, and was talking to a man named Ellis, a cab washer—I saw the constable follow the prisoner to Union Street, and saw the constable stop at Morrison's Buildings; then I saw my father coming towards my stall from the east—the prisoner went as far as the corner of Union Street—I saw him turn round and go towards the deceased, who was on the pavement—the deceased made a step or two towards the prisoner, and I saw them meet and fall—when they fell I heard a police whistle go—I then saw six or seven other constables on the other or south side of the road—they were going along in file, and taking prisoners to Arbour Square—I thought the whistle came from the deceased—the constables ran over to where the deceased had fallen—I did not go up to the place—there was nobody near the spot where the deceased and the prisoner fell—my father and myself were the nearest—there were no passengers in the road.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have had a coffee-stall there for about 10 months—I always stand about the same place—my father has a coffee-stall some where else—I know the police of this division pretty well—my stall is there from 12.30 p.m. to 7 a.m.—I know the constables on the beat; I seldom speak to them—I knew the deceased; he was a neighbour of mine—his beat extended from Church Lane to Union Street, and round White-chapel Square, and into Commercial Road—there are not very many people about where my coffee-stall stands; it is not exactly quiet—the places around are factories, and are not used at night—the deceased was a tall man; I should not say he was powerful—the first I saw of the deceased and the prisoner was about 1 o'clock—the women with the prisoner were perfectly quiet—the prisoner paid for coffee, and bread, butter, and eggs for them; he had nothing himself—I did not know him before—he was laughing and joking about my pony—he said something about its being hungry, and offered to buy bread for it—they were all laughing before the deceased came up—there was nothing to attract anybody's attention at my stall—the prisoner was not quarrelsome at my stall—Ellis came on the scene about the same time that the deceased did—I was inside my stall when</p>
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<p>the deceased spoke to the prisoner—I did not see him speaking to the prisoner, but I heard him—I did not go out of my stall for two or three minutes after the prisoner had said, "What have I done?"—I did not go out to see what was happening, I went out for exercise—the deceased was not pushing the prisoner along the road when I came outside—the deceased, instead of going on his round, apparently turned back to go up Union Street—I did not hear the prisoner say anything, except "What have I done?"—I said before the Coroner that I was not prepared to say that the constable did not strike the prisoner, but that was on the first occasion, when I was inside my stall—when I saw the prisoner he had no marks of violence on his face—when I came out of my stall I stood close to it—Ellis was drinking coffee—afterwards he went up to the crowd, I believe—from where I was standing I could look straight along the pavement on which the deceased and the prisoner were standing—I saw the back of the deceased and the face of the prisoner—I did not hear Ellis give his evidence at the inquest—I think my father joined us while the prisoner and the deceased were walking along—when the prisoner turned round he did not go off the pavement—I could not see well enough to see if the deceased fell on top of the prisoner—I cannot say if they fell on the pavement or in the road—they were on the ground—at that time there was no one else near them—I did not notice the other constables before they ran up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The prisoner and the women came up together to my stall—I did not see any more of the women that night—I have not seen them since—they were about 30 or 35 years old—I did not hear anything which would make me think that the deceased struck the prisoner; there was no altercation between them, to my knowledge—the prisoner was making a jolly noise after he left my stall; the women did not join in it—the deceased was walking some yards behind the prisoner up to Union Street—when the prisoner turned round the deceased was standing still.</p>
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<persName id="t19010204-name-50" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-50" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BUTCHER</persName> </hi>. I live at 42, Silver Street, Stepney—I keep a coffee
<lb/>stall—my usual stand is by Whitechapel Church—on December 1st, about 1.30 am., I was walking along the right hand side of the Commercial Road, going towards Aldgate; I had to cross over the end of Union Street, when I saw the prisoner walking slowly towards Stepney—we were going in opposite directions, and we met and passed each other; going in the same direction as the prisoner, and about 10 yards behind him, I saw the deceased, whom I knew—I stopped, and had a few words with him—we were then on the pavement opposite Morrison's Buildings—I did not stop for more than half a minute at the outside—I then walked up towards my son's stall—I did not see the deceased move; after I had gone about 15 yards I heard a struggle; I turned round, and saw the deceased and the prisoner struggling on the pavement—they fell in the road—I saw that the prisoner was underneath the constable—there was no one else near at the time, only my son and the other man at the coffee-stall—the struggle took place opposite the last door of Morrison's Buildings, next to Union Street—I walked on up to my son; as I was going I heard a policeman's whistle; it came from Thompson's direction—some other constables came flying across the road from Gower's Walk, which is between the Gun Proof House and the tobacco factory—I saw</p>
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<p>them lift the deceased from off the prisoner—I stayed at the coffee-stall with my son.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had known the deceased for some time—the first thing that attracted my attention was the struggle—the prisoner is a complete stranger to me—when I saw them struggling I could not see exactly the position in which they had got their hands—I do not know if the deceased blew his whistle as he fell or when he was on the ground—I had not reached my son when the men fell in the road.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I only judged by the sound that the whistle came from the deceased.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-51" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID TITTLE</persName> </hi> (400
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). On December 1st, about 1.20 a.m., I was with six other constables going to Arbour Square Police-station from Leman Street Police-station—we had five prisoners with us—I had charge of a prisoner—we went up Little Aley Street into the Commercial Road, walking on the south side—we were going in single file—I was No. 2 from the front—when near Gower's Walk on the south side, I saw the deceased standing on the north side, on the footway near Union Street—I saw the prisoner in the carriage way, facing the deceased, about 30 yards away, and standing still—the deceased stepped off the footway into the carriage way, towards the prisoner, who at the same time stepped towards him—on reaching striking distance I saw the prisoner raise his right hand above his head and strike the deceased apparently on the left side of his head—the deceased immediately seized the prisoner with both hands by the collar of his coat; a struggle ensued, and the deceased threw the prisoner on his back in the carriage way, falling on top of him—I spoke to Police-constable Beckett, who had no prisoner—he an across the road, and I followed—when I got up to the deceased I saw the prisoner lying on his back in the carriage way, and the deceased lying on top of him bleeding from a wound on the left side of his neck—he was lifted off the prisoner and taken away in a cab—the prisoner was also lifted up and taken to the station—soon after the prisoner was lifted up I saw Police-constable Herding stoop down and pick up an open knife which was lying on the left side of the way, where the prisoner had been lying—I did not see what happened to the prisoner after he was put on his feet.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When I was walking along with my prisoner I was outside him nearest the road—I was No. 2; the constable in front of me was about three yards in front—I was holding my prisoner by the arm—the struggle between the prisoner and the deceased lasted about a minute—I did not see the prisoner struck by one of the other constables with a truncheon—I saw no blow struck, nor heard any—I went on to Arbour Square with my prisoner—I got there about 2 a.m.—the first statement I made that I had seen this was on the Sunday afternoon, but I made a written report to my inspector at 4 a.m. on Sunday—I did not make a statement of what I had seen on the way to the station—I had no one to make a statement to—I heard of his death about an hour before I made my statement.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> There was nobody between me and the deceased when he fell to the ground—when I went across the road I took my prisoner with me—after the prisoner was picked up, a crowd of about 20 people collected—it was a very disorderly crowd—as soon as I saw the knife</p>
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<p>picked up I went on to Arbour Square—I left my prisoner there and went back to Leman Street; that is my station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The first blow I saw was given by the prisoner—the deceased did not strike the prisoner at all.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010204-name-52" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010204-name-52" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t19010204-name-52" type="surname" value="BECKETT"/>
<interp inst="t19010204-name-52" type="given" value="ZEBA"/>ZEBA BECKETT</persName> </hi> (414
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). In the early morning of December 1st I was on my way from Leman Street to Arbour Square—I was acting as escort to some other constables who had some prisoners—we got to Little Aley Street, Commercial Road, going eastwards on the right hand side of the Commercial Road—we passed along the front of the Gun Proof House—when we got to Gower's Walk, Tittle spoke to me—I looked, over to Morrison's Buildings, and saw a policeman and a man struggling in the roadway—I ran towards them—they were on their feet—as I ran towards them I saw blood spurting from the left side of the deceased's neck—I was about 10 yards away then—I blew my whistle—that was the first time any whistle was blown; I heard no other—before I got to them they fell together, the deceased being uppermost—as they fell I heard the deceased say, "I am done; he has stabbed me; hold him"—he fell over on his left side—he held the prisoner by the collar of his coat, with both hands—I tried to loosen his grip—we had some difficulty in doing so—the prisoner was on the ground while we were doing so—he was put on his feet by myself and Atkinson—he struggled violently, and tried to break away—by that time more police whistles had sounded—there were about 20 persons there—the prisoner continued to struggle, and I drew my truncheon and struck him on the left shoulder—Atkinson struck the prisoner in the face with his fists—the prisoner struck me after I struck him—he became quiet, and Atkinson. and I took him to Leman Street Police-station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When I went across the road the deceased's face was towards me and the prisoner's back—the deceased was taller than the prisoner—I should say he was a powerful man—they were about ten yards from the pavement when they were struggling—I did not hear anything said while they were struggling or as they were falling; when they were on the ground and when the prisoner was underneath, the deceased had his knee on the prisoner's chest—it was then that the deceased said, "He has stabbed me"—only two of us lifted the prisoner up; when he was on his feet he struggled, before I struck him—Timms came up separately off his beat; as we came along Little Aley Street the constables would be on the inside of the prisoners, the escort would walk: on the outside, on the kerb.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I was walking on the kerb—when I struck the prisoner with my truncheon I did not know where the knife was, or with what the wound had been inflicted.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The crowd was close to us, and hostile to the police—the prisoner had no marks on his face before I struck him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010204-name-53" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010204-name-53" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-53" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER ATKINSON</persName> </hi> (231
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). I was with the other constables passing through Commercial Road on the morning of December 1st—I was acting as escort, walking on the kerb of the footway, by the side of Police-constable Herding; when I first saw the prisoner and the deceased they were struggling on their feet—they had hold of each other when I first saw them—I ran over the road; I was about two yards from them when</p>
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<p>they fell—as they fell the deceased said, "I am done; he has stabbed me, hold him"—I saw blood spurting from the left side of his neck—I did not help to take him off the prisoner—I helped to pick the prisoner up—I saw no mark on him then—he became violent when we got him on his feet—Beckett struck him with his truncheon on his left shoulder; at the same time the prisoner struck Beckett a blow on the chest, and I immediately struck him a blow between the eyes with my fist—I did not then know where the knife was—I took the prisoner to the station—Beckett blew the first police whistle, when he was 9 or 10 yards from the deceased and the prisoner—I did not see or hear the deceased blow his whistle.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When I first saw the men they both had their hands up to each other's collars—they fell with considerable force—when the deceased said he had been stabbed he had his hand on the prisoner's chest—the prisoner was only held to the ground by the deceased, who was on top of him—when he was on his feet he was not struck because of what the deceased had said; he was struck because of his violence—it would be correct to say that I hit him as hard as I could on his face twice—I said before the Coroner, "I struck the accused because I thought the accused had murdered my colleague."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I did not strike the prisoner out of revenge—at the inquest I was rather confused by the way the question was put to me—I did not mean that the prisoner was not violent to the other constables, I meant that he was not violent to me, and it was after he had struck Beckett that I struck him with my fist.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-54" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY HERDING</persName> </hi> (51
<hi rend="italic">KR</hi>). I was with the other constables on the early morning of December 1st in Commercial Road—I had a prisoner—when we were quite close to Gower's Walk I saw on the opposite side of the road, near Morrison's Buildings, a man and a constable struggling in the roadway—Beckett and Atkinson ran across the road, I went after them—I kept my prisoner with me—the struggle continued as I crossed the road, and when I got within 10 or 15 yards the two men fell—when the deceased was on the ground I saw a quantity of blood coming from the left side of his neck—I did not notice it before he was on the ground—some other constables came up, and the deceased was put into a cab—the prisoner was taken into custody by Beckett and Atkinson—they caught hold of him—he struggled while he was on the ground, and when he got up—I handed my prisoner to another constable, and caught hold of this prisoner by the back of his neck, and told him to keep quiet—it was a violent struggle—I saw Beckett strike him on his shoulder with his truncheon, and afterwards I saw Atkinson strike him on his face with his fists—he became quiet, and was taken towards the station—after he had been taken away I looked about at the spot where he had been lying, and found this clasp knife, with the blade open, and covered with blood (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It is an ordinary knife, and could be purchased for about 8d. or 1s.—when the prisoner got to his feet he was held by three constables—I did not hear him say anything—the whole thing took a very few minutes—when I saw the prisoner and the deceased struggling in the road I was 70 or 80 yards away</p>
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<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I think I was No. 4 in the string of five constables.</p>
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<persName id="t19010204-name-55" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-55" type="surname" value="TIMMS"/>
<interp inst="t19010204-name-55" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT TIMMS</persName> </hi> (100
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). I was on duty in Batey Street, Commercial Road on the morning of December 1st—hearing some police whistles, I ran to Union Street and Commercial Road, where I found the deceased bleeding very seriously—I helped to put him in a cab and took him to the hospital—when he was placed in the cab I found a difficulty in getting him into a better position, because of his truncheon, which I found in his tail coat pocket—that is the proper place to carry it when we are wearing great-coats—I undid his great-coat on the way—I found his whistle inside, where mine is now—if it had been pulled out it had been put in again—before we got to the hospital he died.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When I saw the prisoner the deceased was holding him by the collar and the arm—it is very easy to take our whistles out and use them.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-56" type="given" value="FRANCIS PORTEOUS TYRELL"/>FRANCIS PORTEOUS TYRELL HILLYARD</persName> </hi>. I am house-surgeon at the London Hospital—the deceased was brought in about 1.30 a.m. on December 1st—he was then dead—I saw that he had a punctured wound on the left side of the neck, about 1 in below the angle of the jaw—the same day I made a
<hi rend="italic">post mortem</hi> examination—the wound was between 1/2 in. and 3/4 in. long, and had been made with some sharp-edged weapon, the sharp edge being uppermost—it was nearly 2 in. deep as far as I could judge—it severed the carotid artery and jugular vein, and was the cause of death—it could have been caused by this knife.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. There was an old scar on one of the shins, and a very old one on the angle of the left shoulder, but nothing recent.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The carotid-artery was cut more than the jugular vein, but it was all done with one blow.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The wound was slightly downwards and towards the middle line.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-57" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WIDENER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector H</hi>). The prisoner was brought to Leman Street Police-station by Beckett and Atkinson on the morning of December 1st.—in his presence Beckett said, "This man has stabbed Police-constable Thompson"—I said, "Where is Thompson?"—Beckett said, "Taken to the hospital in a cab"—I told the prisoner he would be detained—he said, "Inspector, if Linda Green were here I would soon get out of this"—I do not know what he meant—I think Linda Green keeps a house, but I do not know—the prisoner had a cut on his head, blood on his face, and his eyes were swollen—I sent for the divisional surgeon.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner came to the station about 1.45—I left the station about 2 a.m.—the prisoner was brought before the Magistrate next morning, and then taken to Holloway—the deceased was an ordinary man for a policeman, not a large man—I do not know that he was an exceptionally athletic man, or a first-class boxer—I had known him about five years—he was about 5ft. 9in. high.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010204-name-58" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-58" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK SPENCER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector, H</hi>). I took charge of the Leman Street Police-station when the last witness left at 2 a.m. on December 1st—when I first saw the prisoner he said to me, "They have knocked me about
<hi rend="italic">cruel"</hi>—the divisional surgeon, Dr. Jones, came about 2.20—between six and seven the same morning Inspector Dival came and charged</p>
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<p>the prisoner with feloniously killing and slaying—the prisoner said, "It is quite possible; I do not remember anything about it; I had no reason or cause to do an injury to anybody"—he gave his address as 50, Newark Street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> What the prisoner, said he said all at once—I saw he was bleeding from the nose; he was still bleeding when Dival charged him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010204-name-59" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010204-name-59" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-59" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS JONES</persName> </hi>. I am surgeon to the H Division of Police—about 2.15 a.m. on December 1st I saw the prisoner at Leman Street Police-station station—he had a lacerated wound on the right side of his head, and another on the left side; he had a small incised wound under his chin about 1in. long, not very deep, and two swollen eyes, a mark over the nasal bone, and a large bruise over his left shoulder; no bones were broken—he had a small mark on the right side of his left thigh—the mark on his nose and the condition of his eyes could have been caused by a blow from a fist; the bruise on the shoulder might have been caused by a truncheon; the wound on the left side of his head might have been caused by a fall, and the one on the right side might have been produced by a truncheon or a boot, or by coming into contact with any hard substance—the next day I examined the deceased's uniform (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>), and found a mark on the great-coat corresponding with the wound; it is on the upper margin of the collar, on the left side, just above the number—the knife does not appear to have gone through it; it has cut the edge, but not gone through it—the prisoner's clothes were bloody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The incised wound on the prisoner's chin was clean cut, and might have been caused by a knife—I did not see a bruise on the calf of the prisoner's left leg—I saw the deceased's whistle; there was blood on it and on his coat.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010204-name-60" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-60" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS DIVAL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Inspector, H</hi>). I saw the prisoner at Leman Street Police-station at 7 a.m. on December 1st—I had by then heard of the death of the deceased—I said to the prisoner, "Do you understand English?"—he said, "Well"—I said, "I am an inspector of police, and I shall charge you with feloniously killing and slaying one Ernest Thompson, Police-constable, 241 H Division, by stabbing him in the neck while on his duty, in Commercial Road, parish of Whitechapel, with this knife"—I had this knife in my hand—he nodded his head and said, "I am charged with maliciously killing"—I said, "With feloniously killing"—he said, "It is quite possible; I do not remember anything about it; I had no reason or cause to do an injury to anybody."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010204-name-61" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010204-name-61" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-61" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK WENSLBY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant, H</hi>). I was at Leman Street Police-station when the prisoner was charged by Inspector Dival—the charge was read over to him—he said, I am charged with maliciously killing"—Inspector Dival said, "You are charged with feloniously killing"—the prisoner said, "It is quite possible; I do not remember anything about it; I had no reason or cause to do any injury to anybody"—he was taken to a passage behind the charge-room, and undressed for the purposes of his description—while there he said to me, "I did do it; it was an un
<lb/>lucky moment for me"; there was a pause, and he said, "May his soul rest in peace'; another pause, then, "I regret it; it cannot be helped."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not know how many police officers saw the</p>
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<p>prisoner between 2 a.m. and 7 a.m.—I saw him at 3 a.m.—Inspector Divall saw him before he was in the passage—I was not talking to the prisoner—I had my note-book in my pocket—I took it out in his presence—Police-constable Gallier was there a portion of the time—he did not hear all the statement; all he heard was, "I did do it; it was an unlucky moment for me"; then he went away—this is my note (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) of what the prisoner said—I asked him about the bruise on his shoulder—he told me it was recent—I wanted to know the marks, as I was taking his description.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010204-name-62" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010204-name-62" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-62" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK GALLIER</persName> </hi> (462
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). I was acting as gaoler at Leman Street Police-station on the morning of December 1st—after the prisoner was charged Wensley and I proceeded to take his description—he said, "I did do it; was an unlucky moment for me"—I did not hear anything more—I came away, leaving Wensley there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> That was said while the prisoner was actually stripped—I left because I had other business to attend to—I made a note of what he had said in his presence.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010204-name-63" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010204-name-63" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010204-name-63" type="surname" value="WATSON"/>
<interp inst="t19010204-name-63" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM R. K. WATSON</persName> </hi>. I am deputy medical officer at Holloway Prison—I saw the prisoner when he was brought to the prison on December 1st—I think it was about 2.30 p.m.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I made a careful examination of him—all the injuries I found on him had been produced within 24 hours—on his left shoulder there was a very large bruise, extending from the neck, a considerable distance down the arm, and over the back as well; there was a small bruise on the right shoulder—nearly one-half the surface of the right thigh was covered with a recent bruise—I also found bruising on the inner side of his left thigh, and a bruise and an abrasion on his left leg, just below the calf, that might have been caused by a kick—there was very extensive bruising on the face—there were a large number of scratches and abrasions on his forehead and face; none of them at all serious—the inside of his lower lip was cut.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The bruise on the shoulder might have been caused by a truncheon—one blow could not have caused all the small wounds on the face—if the prisoner's face had come in contact with the ground while he was struggling, that might have caused them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010204-name-64" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010204-name-64" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010204-name-64" type="surname" value="ELLIS"/>
<interp inst="t19010204-name-64" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS ELLIS</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Not examined in chief.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am employed at a cab master's in Assam Street, near Commercial Road—on the morning of Saturday, December 1st, I went to Butcher's coffee-stall to have a cup of coffee—I saw the prisoner and two women there; they were all strangers to me—the women were having something to eat, and they were all laughing and talking—I went back towards the yard—I came back in about five minutes, and saw the deceased pushing the prisoner away from the coffee-stall towards Stepney, as far as the brewery gates—he pushed him two or three times—I had not seen the prisoner doing anything except laughing and talking—outside the brewery gates the deceased stopped—the prisoner walked away across Union Street; he then turned back towards the deceased, who went towards the prisoner—until then the deceased had been standing still—I did not see them struggling much; I saw them close and fall—I cannot say if the deceased took out his whistle and blew it—I heard whistles</p>
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<p>blown, and I went towards the spot—I do not remember saying before the Coroner, "The deceased blew his whistle while he was on the ground, kneeling over the accused"—I was on the left side of the road all the time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The prisoner did not appear to have been drinking—I said before the Coroner, "The accused was not drunk, but I could see he had been drinking"—that was true—when the prisoner turned back the deceased was against the new brewery gates—the prisoner came right back along the pavement towards the constable—when they fell I went up—the other constables were there before me—I saw the prisoner's face was smothered with blood—I did not know where the blood came from—I saw the prisoner lifted up by two constables—I did not see anybody strike him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The constables got to the spot first, so they must have been nearer than I was—I did not see the deceased do anything to the prisoner except push him—I saw no blows given.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, on oath, said that the constable struck and pushed and kicked him along the street; that he went towards home, but re
<lb/>turned to where the deceased was standing, and said he would report him at the station; that the deceased took his truncheon out and struck him across the head; that he (the prisoner) pulled his knife out and opened it to protect himself; that the deceased caught hold of him; that they closed together, and then fell down, the prisoner underneath; that he had no idea how the deceased received the injury, except that the knife was open, and that the deceased fell right on top of him; and that he did not remember stabbing him before he fell, but that he was in a maze after the deceased struck him with his truncheon.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of manslaughter</hi> </rs>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-156-19010204 t19010204-156-punishment-11"/>Twenty years' penal servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, February</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>,1901.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>: Unlawfully taking the said girl out of her father's protection</rs>.—
<hi rend="italic">He</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JAY</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">for the Prosecution, offered no evidence on the first.—
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<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>: Receiving the same.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MACMAHON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SPOONER</hi> (725,
<hi rend="italic">City</hi>). On January 2nd, about 3 o'clock, I was on duty in the Minories, and from information I received, I followed the prisoner, who was in a van—a man was sitting at the back, who got off and ran away—the prisoner then got off and fell down, and got up and tried to run away, but went back towards the Minories, and I caught him—I was in uniform—he said, "What have I done?"—I took him back to</p>
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<p>the van—he said, "I know nothing about it"—I had not spoken to him before he got down, I merely followed, and for some reason he got down and ran away—I never lost sight of him—this (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) is the wrapper in which the bacon was; it is marked "491."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-68" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-68" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HOPE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer</hi>) On January 2nd, about 6.30, I saw the prisoner in custody at the station—he was charged with stealing a bale of bacon—he said that he knew nothing about it—there were two ponies in a van outside the station—a constable searched, and found these three pieces of paper in the prisoner's pocket—they are marked "A," "B" and "C"—I then directed them to turn over the straw in the van, and we found these papers, "D" and "E," which are similar to those found in the prisoner's pocket—I went to him and said, "I found these two pieces of paper in the van; they are very like those found in your pocket; I shall mark them"—when the sergeant returned I marked them, and found that, the torn edges of four of them fitted.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-69" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-69" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MILLER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant</hi>) I searched the prisoner, and found three pieces of paper, two in his coat and one in his waistcoat, which were marked in my presence "A," "B" and "C"—they were afterwards compared with other papers, and were similar—I found the address in pencil in his pocket, in the condition in which it now is (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010204-name-70" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010204-name-70" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010204-name-70" type="surname" value="THOMPSON"/>
<interp inst="t19010204-name-70" type="given" value="ERNEST"/>ERNEST THOMPSON</persName> </hi>. I searched the van, and found these pieces of paper, "D" and "E," and several small pieces, under the sheet—they are the same sort of paper as the pieces found on the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010204-name-71" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010204-name-71" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-71" type="given" value="ALBERT ERNEST"/>ALBERT ERNEST BOTTOMLEY</persName> </hi>. I am a checker on the Great Eastern Railway—on January 11th, between five and six, I loaded this bacon on a van—the numbers are B 481 to B 492—I have examined the wrapper.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010204-name-72" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-72" type="given" value="MARK"/>MARK TARRANT</persName> </hi>. I am employed by Messrs. Fairclough, of St. George's—on January 22nd I received a load and drove with it to Nine Elms Station—I stopped on the road, and when I arrived there I missed one bale—the tail-board was up—I had no boy with me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-73" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED TWIDY</persName> </hi>. I am foreman to Messrs. Fairclough, carriers—this bale of bacon is their property—I value it at ₤5.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence:</hi> I was not in the van at all—I had nothing to do with it.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">on the Second Count. He then</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at Clerkenwell on August 1st, 1899; and four other convictions were proved against him.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MORGAN</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">for the Prosecution, accepted this plea.</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of housebreaking on April 14th, 1897, and three other convictions were proved against him</hi>.—
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-80" type="given" value="LIZA"/>LIZA BRIDGMENT</persName> </hi>. I live at 6, Brick Lane—I am a bed-maker at the Alexandra lodging-house—on January 8th, between 3 and 4 o'clock, I saw
<hi rend="italic">Scraggy</hi>, as I call Thompson, put a bag under a bed in a first floor room—he said, "Don't stop me, or I will run away," and went downstairs—I went down to the deputy, and saw Thompson standing at the door—he went out the back way—Wells was at the back door—I did not know him, but I knew Thompson before—I picked out both prisoners at the station on the Tuesday from eight or nine others—since I was at the Police-court I have been threatened by one of the
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Wells.</hi> I do not know you as having lodged there, but I used to see you at the window-ledge—you had not an overcoat on.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Thompson.</hi> I saw you come up the stairs with the bag in your hand, and you put it under the bed—Berry called me to see you, but he did not see the bag in your hand—I took it down to him at 7 o'clock—you had on a round hat, not a cap, and a long coat—it was not dark, because the door was open—I had seen you once or twice before, but you had not lodged there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I picked out both prisoners by myself—nobody told me.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective, H</hi>). On January 9th I received this bag from the deputy at the Alexandra lodging-house—I found in it a bottle, a bag, a key, and several memorandums—it was torn—I saw the prisoners in a public-house in Whitechapel—I said, "I want you"—I was going to take him, but one of his confederates came behind me and gave me a violent blow—I re-arrested him about four minutes afterwards, and told him I wanted him for stealing a lady's bag on the 8th—he said, "You have got me for nothing; I know nothing about it"—Bridgment picked out both prisoners.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Wells.</hi> I heard you say to Smart, "I know all about it, but I did not do it, it was young Masher Bancroft and Snaggers"—if I saw you night after night, I did not arrest you, because I wanted to get you all four together—I have seen you with Thompson.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Thompson.</hi> I used no more force than was necessary—I had to get you out of the public-house into the street, and through your violence you escaped—I did not tell anybody to identify you at the station—you wore a cap and a light check suit—you lost your hat, and I lost mine.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-82" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS SMART</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective, H</hi>). I was with Brogden on the evening of January 8th, and saw Thompson with others in a public-house in White-chapel Road—Brogden told him he was wanted for a robbery on the</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Wells, in his defence, stated upon oath, that he was with a woman from 9.30 a.m. to 10 p.m., that he did not tell the officer that he knew all about it; that he lived opposite Alexandra House, but was not at the back-door of it on the afternoon of January 8th; and that he was entirely innocent, and never saw Thompson till they were put together.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Thompson, in his defence, stated on oath, that he did not know where he was on January 8th, but that it was quite untrue that he told Mrs. Bridg
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<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for Wells' Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-83" type="given" value="ROSA"/>ROSA BANKS</persName> </hi>. I get my living by housework—I was with Wells on January 8th from 9.30 till 10.30 at night.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was taking a holiday on January 8th—it was Tuesday, the 8th, not the 15th—I often go out with him, but have never been out with him since—I did not see him from that Tuesday till the Monday—he did not mention about Tuesday—I had heard of it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I had heard of the robbery—I know Thrall Street—I was there on January 8th at 9 o'clock, not at 3.30—I did not know anything of anybody being robbed of a bag—I first heard of this on the Wednesday.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010204-160-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; Wells at Clerkenwell on December 5th, 1899; and Thompson at this Court on June 26th, 1899. Another conviction was proved against Wells, and six convictions against Thompson, who had been flogged for robbery with violence.</hi>
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<interp inst="t19010204-161-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, Stealing a ₤100 note from the person of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MAY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SANDS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-86" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE REED</persName> </hi>. I am a foreman lighterman, of 28, Guildford Road, Poplar—in May last I was carrying on a tobacconist's business at 111, Crisp Street, Poplar, which I sold for ₤225, and was paid partly in notes, one of which was a ₤100 note, No. 98361, of January 6th, 1899—I thought I would bank it, and on August 29th I put it in my hip pocket, but had not the opportunity of getting to the bank—I should say that it was in my possession till just after four, because I went down by the 4 o'clock train—I saw the prisoner that day, and we simply had a glass of beer together—I missed the note at 7 o'clock next morning, when I was dressing—I went downstairs to see if the house was securely fastened, and then went to the bank just before 10 o'clock and stopped it—I saw the prisoner about three months afterwards at Fenchurch Street Station, and simply told him that I had lost a ₤100 note—he said that there had been several bad notes—I had known him before; I was a shipmate with him</p>
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<p>30 years ago, but have very seldom seen him since—he is a lighterman, and so am I.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-87" type="given" value="WILLIAM JESSER"/>WILLIAM JESSER COOPE</persName> </hi>. I am in the issue department of the Bank of England—I produce a ₤100 note, 93163, of January 7th, 1891—it was stopped on August 30th—Newnham presented it on January 20th, and I took him to the secretary's office.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-88" type="given" value="ALFRED ASHBY"/>ALFRED ASHBY NEWNHAM</persName> </hi>. I am a boiler manufacturer, of Rowton House—I have known the prisoner for the last three years—on the last Monday in January I got a message, and saw him at the Roebuck—he said that he wished to see me during the week, and I arranged to meet him on Wednesday morning, about 11 o'clock—he said, "I am in my working clothes; I have gota ₤100 Bank of England note here; will you go to the bank and get it changed for me?"—I asked him where he got it; he said "From a woman"—I asked him who the woman was; he said that it was a publican's wife, who had had a quarrel with her husband—he was dressed as he is now—I went to the Bank, and was asked into the secre
<lb/>tary's office, and went back and saw the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I am under the impression that you said, "A publican's wife."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-89" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-89" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY PHILLIPS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector</hi>). On Wednesday, February 11th, I went with Inspector Seagar to the Bank of England—I gave him instructions, and followed him to Threadneedle Street—he went up to the prisoner with Newnham, who said, "That is the man who gave me the note to cash"; I said, "Where did you get it from?"; he said, "I sold a tobacconist's business at 177, Cross Street, Poplar, and got this note"—I took him to the office and said, "You will be charged with stealing this note from Mr. Reed and uttering it, knowing it to be stolen"—I put that down in my pocket-book shortly afterwards.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "I neither found the note, nor did I steal the note; my possession was from the prosecutor's wife."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, stated on oath, that being confused by the constable, he gave him a muddling statement, but said that he neither stole nor found the note, but received it yesterday week from the prosecutor's wife, whom he met in Frith Street, Poplar, and who gave him the note and asked him to get it changed for her; that he asked her if George knew anything about it, and she said, "All right, you get it"; that he was to see her again at her house, after the note was cashed; and that her husband had told him three or four months before that he had lost a ₤100 note; and he thought this might be it, but that he told a lie to the detective in stating that he got it by selling a tobacconist's business, he being a stranger.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-90" type="surname" value="REED"/>
<interp inst="t19010204-name-90" type="given" value="ANNE"/>ANNE REED</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of George Reed; we have been married 25 years in October—I met the prisoner in the street, and asked him to cash the ₤100 note—I got it down among some papers when I was turning them over a fortnight ago—I knew that my husband had sold the tobacconist's shop over my head some time ago for ₤250—I did not know that he received a ₤100 note in part payment, but he told me that he had lost ₤100 out of his pocket—when I found the note I did not give it to my husband, because I wanted to get away from him, as he had been unkind to me.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have only known the prisoner as a customer—I keep the shop, and he used to buy tobacco and cigars—I kept the note a fortnight after I found it, and said nothing to my husband about it in order that I might use the proceeds for myself, and go away from my husband with my children, and set up in business—I did not go and cash the note myself because I am no scholar—the prisoner knew the hard life I had with my husband—I mat him by appointment—I had not got the note in my pocket; I went home and got it at 9 o'clock.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, February</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1901.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010204-164-offence-1 t19010204-name-94"/>Annie Laura Bandy</persName>, aged 6 years and 3 months.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t19010204-165-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-165-19010204 t19010204-165-punishment-20"/>One month's hard labour.</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t19010204-166-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, to forging and uttering an order for the payment of ₤80.—</rs>
<hi rend="italic">He received a good character.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-166-19010204 t19010204-166-punishment-21"/>Twelve months' hard labour</rs>.</hi>
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<interp inst="t19010204-166-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t19010204-167-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, to two indict
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010204-167-offence-1 t19010204-name-100"/>John Adam</persName>, having been convicted of felony at this Court in May, 1882, in the name of
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<join result="nameAlias" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010204-name-101 t19010204-alias-1"/>Eliza Hodgson</rs> </persName>.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t19010204-167-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARD BARTLE</hi> (23)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19010204-168-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/>, to stealing two chains and other goods of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010204-168-offence-1 t19010204-name-103"/>Lucretia Gill</persName>, her mistress,
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to stealing a watch and chain and other goods of
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-104" type="surname" value="WALTER"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010204-168-offence-1 t19010204-name-104"/>Henry Walter</persName> </rs>#x2014;
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<interp inst="t19010204-168-punishment-23" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-168-19010204 t19010204-168-punishment-23"/>Twelve months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> And
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<interp inst="t19010204-168-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">PIRRETT CAMPAGNA</hi> (41)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19010204-169-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>,
<hi rend="italic">to feloniously uttering an order for the payment of</hi> ₤105. </rs>
<hi rend="italic">Convictions were proved against him in England and on the Continent, and he was stated to have lived by forgery.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-169-19010204 t19010204-169-punishment-24"/>Seven years' penal servitude.</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t19010204-169-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t19010204-170-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>Stealing a purse, a photograph and ₤6 10s. of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010204-170-offence-1 t19010204-name-107"/>Bertha Webb</persName> from her person.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PERROTT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARBURTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">stopped the case, as they were not satisfied that the evidence was sufficient.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010204-170-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t19010204-171-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Unlawfully making, forging, counterfeiting, and uttering two writings purporting to be true lists of moneys collected by him for the benefit of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010204-171-offence-1 t19010204-name-109"/>John Milbourne Cobb</persName>, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COHEN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SANDS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010204-name-110" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010204-name-110" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-110" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER DEW</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector, F</hi>). I received a warrant for the arrest of the prisoner about January 18th—I executed it with Sergeant Markham that day about 9 p.m.—I said to the prisoner, "You know me as a police</p>
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<p>officer; I have a warrant for your arrest"—I read it to him—it charged him with forging and uttering certain writings, namely, subscription lists for the benefit of John Milbourne Cobb—he said, "Good God!" and he afterwards said, "I worked hard for that man for four months"—I made this note shortly afterwards—"I took his case up, or he would have
<hi rend="italic">jumped under a tree"</hi>—after a pause he said, "I have some enemies about, I have to thank the Rev. Mr. Thornton for this"—at the station, when the charge was read over, he said, "I took that man's case up into the Appeal Court, and got the amount reduced down to 8s. a week, and this is the thanks I get"—I believe he gets his living on the racecourse; he described himself as a commission agent.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> A maintenance order was made by a Magistrate against him for ₤1 a week to his wife—that was considered oppressive—he was sent to prison for not keeping up his payments—there was litigation, and the matter came before the Divisional Court; so I read in the paper.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-111" type="given" value="ROBERT PHILLIP"/>ROBERT PHILLIP UPTON</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, of 12, John Street, Adelphi—in April, 1900, I acted for Mr. Cobb, and my son instructed Mr. Torr, a barrister, to attend at Petersfield—Hamilton told me that a fund was started to help Cobb—he came to my office in the Adelphi in April—I first heard of the fund from Mr. Torr—Hamilton in April said he would pay my costs out of a fund to be raised—he said he was acting under the auspices of Mr. Torr and the Rev. George Thornton, Vicar of St. Barnabas, Kensington—he said he had plenty of money in hand—he gave me ₤6 at the end of April, and afterwards ₤4 on July 3rd—I sent Hamilton my bill of costs—he replied on July 18th that he was money out of pocket; that he should charge for his expenses, and should confer with Mr. Torr—he had told me generally he was not to charge—in December I brought an action against him in Brompton County Court to deliver an account—that came on on January 8th—at the Court he handed me these five accounts—(
<hi rend="italic">These were subscription lists on behalf of J. M. Cobb, outside porter at Addison Road Railway Station, to enable him to appeal against the main
<lb/>tenance order of the Petersfield Magistrate of ₤1 a week</hi>)—part of the writing is his and part that of the subscribers, including the amounts—from July to January I had been continually asking him for accounts, and these lists were accepted as a compliance of the order of the Court—he also handed me a list of expenses.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-112" type="given" value="JOHN THOMAS"/>JOHN THOMAS BATTEN</persName> </hi>. I am clerk at Brompton County Court—I produce the official documents in the proceedings in Hall and Cobb against Hamilton, including the accounts of subscriptions, etc., and of Hamilton's expenditure.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The case was adjourned till Thursday next for the Registrar to go into the accounts, which he has done.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-113" type="surname" value="UPTON"/>
<interp inst="t19010204-name-113" type="given" value="ROBERT PHILLIP"/>ROBERT PHILLIP UPTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">continued</hi>). The total expenditure is said to be ₤49 10s., and the amount collected ₤42—January 8th was the first I heard of the prisoner's claim for any remuneration—he never said that the lists had been tampered with—Lists "A" and "B" appear to have been altered—the lists were read out in the prisoner's presence to the Registrar—the prisoner did not call attention to any erasures or alterations in the figures—he only said that some amounts had not been paid—the alterations are in "A" and "B"—in "A" they are: Henry</p>
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<p>Bryce, 7, Sinclair Road, from ₤1 to 1s.; Serakold Skeels, from ₤1 to 10s.; Alfred G. Dickson, from 10s. to 1s.; A. G. Ronald, from ₤1 to 2s; Mr. H. Liddell, ₤1 to 4s.; Mrs. Brown, ₤1 to 1s., and the word "Paid" is written over the pound column; then Mrs. King, 5s. to 1s.—you can see the "5" under some stamps that are put on the back—Mr. D. R. Low, 10s., has been altered to 3s.; Mrs. Clowes, the nought has been erased; Mrs. W. Ashworth, the words "9, High Street," are in the prisoner's writing, and ₤1 has been erased and 10s. put in—her address is 14, Avonmore Road—there are others not in the indictment—in "B" some of the "1's" in the money column are erased—Mrs. Kent gave 5s.; Mr. Bryce's ₤1 is altered to 1s.; Mr. and Mrs. George Herbert's ₤1 has been altered, and a loop put to the "d" in "Paid," and 10s. is entered—A. E. Mills' number in Holland Park is erased, and ₤1 is now 28.—the other three lists do not appear to have been altered.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner's letter to me of July 18th states, "I do not hesitate to state there will be a
<hi rend="italic">row;</hi> I shall now charge for the trouble taken in this matter," and "I will furnish you with details as soon as possible"—another solicitor's services were dispensed with—the prisoner did a good deal of work in the matter—I believe the subscription lists began in March—Cobb was in prison in December—the lists are as they were given to me—Mrs. Bayley's name was inked over before that—(
<hi rend="italic">Holding Lists "A" and "B" up to the light to show the erasures.</hi>)</p>
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-114" type="given" value="HENRY TREMORNE"/>HENRY TREMORNE BRYCE</persName> </hi>. I live at 17, Sinclair Road—I remember the prisoner calling and showing me a list of subscribers like this produced (
<hi rend="italic">"A"</hi>)—I gave him ₤1, and wrote my name and address—I find here "1s." and the "17s." altered to "7"—I have never been asked for permission to alter it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I knew Cobb for some years—he knew where to find me.</p>
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<persName id="t19010204-name-115" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010204-name-115" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-115" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY LIDDELL</persName> </hi>. I live at 16, Addison Crescent—I remember the prisoner calling and asking for subscriptions to pay legal expenses for Cobb, and producing List "A"—he said he was collecting for the love of Cobb—I entered my name here for ₤1; I find now 4s.—I gave no authority to alter it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I knew Cobb—he knew where to find me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010204-name-116" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010204-name-116" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19010204-name-116" type="surname" value="ASHWORTH"/>
<interp inst="t19010204-name-116" type="given" value="PHILLIPPA"/>PHILLIPPA ASHWORTH</persName> </hi>. I have lived at 14, Avonmore Road for 18 years—the prisoner called about nine months ago for subscriptions for Cobb, an outdoor porter, with this list—I paid him 20s., and wrote my name; I find it now 10s.—I never gave my consent to this change of address to 9, High Street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I live next door to Mr. Torr, and am well known to him—I knew Cobb through his coming to my house with luggage—Hamilton told me that he lived in the neighbourhood.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010204-name-117" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010204-name-117" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010204-name-117" type="surname" value="HERBERT"/>
<interp inst="t19010204-name-117" type="given" value="CONSTANTINE"/>CONSTANTINE HERBERT</persName> </hi>. I have lived at 92, Holland Road, Kensington, since 1878—Hamilton called with this List "B" about nine months ago and asked for a subscription—I gave him ₤1, and wrote my name and the amount; I find here 10s.—I gave no permission for the alteration—I knew Cobb.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-118" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t19010204-name-118" type="surname" value="LOW"/>
<interp inst="t19010204-name-118" type="given" value="DILLON ROSS"/>DILLON ROSS LOW</persName> </hi>. I live at 85, Holland Road—I remember Hamilton calling for subscriptions for an appeal against the decision of the Peters
<lb/>field Magistrate in the case of Cobb—I paid 10s., and wrote my name on this list—I gave no authority to alter 10s. to 3s.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I went into occupation of the house three years ago—I knew Cobb; he came for and brought luggage.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010204-name-119" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010204-name-119" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010204-name-119" type="surname" value="MILES"/>
<interp inst="t19010204-name-119" type="given" value="ARTHUR EDWARD"/>ARTHUR EDWARD MILES</persName> </hi>. I live at 11, Holland Villas Road—I gave Hamilton a subscription about March last for Cobb of ₤1, and wrote my name against it—I now find 2s. in the shilling column—I did not Authorise the alteration—the "11" has been erased from the address which I put.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I knew Cobb, and he knew me—I have not spoken to him about this.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010204-name-120" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010204-name-120" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010204-name-120" type="surname" value="SKEELS"/>
<interp inst="t19010204-name-120" type="given" value="EDWARD SERAKOLD"/>EDWARD SERAKOLD SKEELS</persName> </hi>. I live at 95, Holland Road—I gave Hamilton a subscription for Cobb in March or April last of ₤1, and I wrote my name and address—the ₤l has been erased and 10s. put with
<lb/>out my consent.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Cobb has been at my house many times.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010204-name-121" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010204-name-121" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010204-name-121" type="surname" value="UPTON"/>
<interp inst="t19010204-name-121" type="given" value="ROBERT GEORGE"/>ROBERT GEORGE UPTON</persName> </hi>. I am the son of Mr. Upton, the solicitor who has been called—I was concerned in Cobb's proceedings at Petersfield, and went there last February 7th to apply to reduce the amount of the wages order—Hamilton gave me no money—I was also professionally engaged when the prisoner produced his accounts before the Registrar—I read them out, with Hamilton checking me—he did not call my attention to any item.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010204-name-122" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010204-name-122" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010204-name-122" type="surname" value="TORR"/>
<interp inst="t19010204-name-122" type="given" value="JAMES FENNING"/>JAMES FENNING TORR</persName> </hi>. I am a barrister and Recorder of Deal—I have known Cobb about 36 years—he was known to my father and mother, and greatly respected, and that led to my being engaged professionally on his behalf—Hamilton called one morning and said that he was interested in Cobb's case, and that he was very well acquainted with criminal investigations, having been a detective at Scotland Yard for some time; two years, I think—he said he proposed to go to Petersfield and see what could be done, and that he felt sure he could make Mrs. Cobb agree to some terms—he proposed a subscription among people interested, of whom he said there were many in the neighbourhood—I received this letter from him dated January 30th—I know his writing—I threw cold water on it, but on my return from being away, I found that my brother-in-law, who is 20 or 21 years of age, had given ₤1, my sister-in-law another ₤1, and 10s. and 3s. more had been given from my house, and this appears to be Mr. Moore's writing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw Hamilton from time to time—I knew where to find him—I mentioned some relations and some subscribers, including my next door neighbour, Mrs. Ashworth—the Rev. Mr. Thornton asked for an account, and the prisoner refused, and we were obliged to take action in the County Court for an account.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Two previous convictions were proved against him. A question arose whether the prisoner was liable to be sentenced to hard labour, and on a subsequent day</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COHEN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">referred to the case of Reg. v. Riley, 1, Q.B. Reports, p. 309, and contended that the offence came within Sec. 38 of 24 & 25 Vic., c. 98, and also within 14 & 15 Vic., c. 100, it being a "cheat or fraud punishable at Common Law."</hi> (See also Reg.
<hi rend="italic">v.</hi> Barrett and Another, Sessions Papers, Vol. CXXX., p. 797.)
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">having consulted the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">reserved the point for the opinion of the Court for the Consideration of Crown Cases Reserved.—Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, February</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1901.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Phillimore.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STEPHENSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FORDHAM</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-125" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH RYAN</persName> </hi>. I live at 5, Fern Street, St. George's—the prisoner is my landlady—I sleep in the top front room; she slept in the back room downstairs—she is married, and has a family—her last baby was born about four months ago—about 5.40 a.m. on January 4th I was in bed—I heard the prisoner come out of her bedroom—she went out of the house and shut the front door—she had not said anything to me that day—on the Thursday she had complained about her chest being bad—she is a sober woman—I should call her a good mother.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> She did not complain about sleeplessness—I remember when she was confined—since then she did not seem to be well—she has four children living; the deceased was the fifth—she was always kind to this baby, and she seemed affectionate—she did not tell me the child was very fretful, and kept her awake at night—her husband went out early to work, and she got up early—he always brought his money home.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-126" type="given" value="ANGELINA"/>ANGELINA STRINGER</persName> </hi>. I live at the Salvation Army Shelter, Hanbury Street—a little before 6 a.m. on January 4th I was on my way home; near the Old Gravel Lane Bridge, I saw the prisoner carrying a bundle in her arms—she threw it into the water, and immediately after threw herself in—I was not far from her—there is a parapet to the bridge, and she balanced over it—I screamed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not have time to reach her before the bundle went over—she went over almost at the same time as the bundle.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-127" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH COOK</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer at Dundee Wharf—about 5.45 a.m. on January 4th I was near the Old Gravel Lane Bridge, going to my work—I heard a man singing out "Copper"—I ran to the bridge and saw two men standing on it—I got down under the bridge and saw a body in the water—one of the men went and got a line out of a shed—he was going to throw it from the bridge; I told him it was no good—he gave it to me, and I threw it over the body of a woman and got her out—the men came and helped me—as soon as I got her on the quay I tried artificial respiration; she was insensible—I saw a bundle in the water; it floated down in the direction of the docks.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-128" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS PERKS</persName> </hi> (149
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). About 6 a.m. on January 4th I was in Old Gravel Lane, going towards the bridge—I found the prisoner lying on the stone quay underneath the bridge, with Cook attending to her—I sent for a doctor, and also endeavoured to establish artificial respiration—Dr. Sargent came—the prisoner was taken to the St. George's Infirmary.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-129" type="given" value="HUGH CANN"/>HUGH CANN SARGENT, M.R.C.S</persName> </hi>. About 6.15 a.m. on January 4th I was called by the police—I found the prisoner lying on the quay under the Old Gravel Lane Bridge—she was quite unconscious—two constables were using artificial respiration on her—I assisted them—she got better and was taken to the infirmary—I knew her before—I have seen her</p>
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<p>several times—the last time I have any record of prescribing for her is in 1897.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> If it had not been for the artificial respiration her life would undoubtedly have been lost.</p>
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<persName id="t19010204-name-130" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010204-name-130" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010204-name-130" type="surname" value="BOWLAN"/>
<interp inst="t19010204-name-130" type="given" value="MARCUS MARWOOD"/>MARCUS MARWOOD BOWLAN</persName> </hi>. I am medical superintendent at St. George's-in-the-East Infirmary—the prisoner was admitted on January 4th, about 6.30 a.m.—she was quite unconscious—she rallied about 7.30—a little after that I asked her how she got into the water—she said, "I am tired of my life; I took the baby out with me wrapped up in a shawl, and jumped into the water, with the child in my arms"—she gave me her name and address—she had kept on calling out, "Oh! my poor baby!"—she was extremely depressed—I think she had been drinking a little, but the signs were very slight—she said she had been taking very little food for a long time—I thought from what I saw that that was true—she remained in the infirmary till January 10th—when she was taken away by the police she was still in a very depressed state, but very much better than she was at first.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I should describe her state as one of great mental depression—on the morning of her admission, about 10.30, she told me she had nothing to live for, and said, "I have never had any comfort in my life"—she was undoubtedly labouring from melancholia, and I should say from a puerperal origin—her mental condition was consistent with its having been brought on two or three months ago at her confinement—sleeplessness is one of the signs, and being constantly roused at night would be likely to aggravate It—it is quite possible for a woman in such circumstances to be unconscious of her doings at times.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I questioned her as to whether she understood what she had done on that morning—she said she had no aversion or dislike to the child, and she did not know what had come across her mind—she told me that on January 7th.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-131" type="given" value="ANDREW"/>ANDREW ANDERSON</persName> </hi>. On January 4th, about 8.45 a.m., I was in the London Docks, at Tobacco Building, about 200 yards below the Old Gravel Bridge—I got out of the water the body of an infant wrapped in a shawl—I gave it to Constable Albrow.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-132" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED ALBROW</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Dock Constable</hi> 104). The infant's body, which was found on January 4th, was handed to me by the last witness—I handed it over to the Coroner's officer.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-133" type="given" value="CHARLES GRAHAM"/>CHARLES GRAHAM GRANT</persName> </hi>. I am divisional surgeon of police—on January 4th, about 11 a.m., I was called to see the body of a male child at the mortuary—I satisfied myself that the cause of death was suffocation from drowning—the body was well nourished and clean.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It had evidently been carefully cared for.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-134" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS DIVALL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Inspector, H</hi>). On January 10th I went to St. George's Infirmary and saw the prisoner there—I took her to the station, and told her I should charge her with feloniously killing her son, George Curry, on January 4th, and at the same time with attempting to commit suicide—she said, "I did not know what I was doing of, and I did not intend to do such a thing as that."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not say anything to her at the hospital.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010204-name-135" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-135" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SCOTT</persName> </hi>. I am head medical officer at Holloway Prison—I have had the prisoner under observation since January 10th, and I have given her case special attention—when she first came under my care she was in a state of mental depression—I have had several conversations with her—in my opinion she has been suffering from melancholia, which, I think, was connected with her confinement—her condition was likely to be aggravated by want of sleep—being unwilling to take food regularly is one of the signs of the disease—I think at times she would not be able to control herself.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Judging from the evidence, I should not think she would not be able to appreciate the nature and quality of the act she committed on January 4th.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-136" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES CURRY</persName> </hi>. I am a stevedore—the prisoner is my wife—I have been in steady employment, and am now—my wages are 31s. 6d. a week, the greater portion of which was brought home to my wife—she was confined three or four months ago—she has been complaining of pains in her head and neck since—she ate very little food—she complained of sleeplessness—the night before this occurred she sat up all night with the child in her arms—it was fretful—her demeanour was quite altered after her last confinement—she has always been a good mother—she was very fond of this child.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALEXANDER MCDONALD</hi> (32)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010204-173-offence-1 t19010204-name-138"/>Arthur Charles Day</persName> on the high seas, with intent to murder him.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010204-name-139" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-139" type="surname" value="DAY"/>
<interp inst="t19010204-name-139" type="given" value="ARTHUR CHARLES"/>ARTHUR CHARLES DAY</persName> </hi>. I am a fireman on board the
<hi rend="italic">Insizeva.</hi> which is a British ship—the prisoner was also a fireman on the same ship—on our last voyage from London to Durban I was working in the stokehole in the early morning of November 20th—the prisoner was working behind me, breaking coal with this iron maul (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—I was cleaning the fires—I was struck from behind and rendered unconscious, and remained so for some days—I had had no quarrel with the prisoner—we were within a day's run of the line—I had noticed that the prisoner was strange—he had not been up to his work; I was doing it for him.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-140" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GRAY</persName> </hi>. I am an able seaman on board the British ship
<hi rend="italic">Insizeva</hi>—I was in the stokehole on the early morning of November 20th, while the ship was on a voyage to Durban from London—Day was there—he was cleaning the fire, and the prisoner was breaking coal—Day had his back towards the prisoner—I saw the prisoner knock Day down with his hammer by hitting him on the head—there had been no quarrel between them—the prisoner said to me, "That is all right,
<hi rend="italic">chum;</hi> I have done it"—Day fell senseless—I went for assistance.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-141" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE YOUNG</persName> </hi>. I am chief engineer on board the
<hi rend="italic">Insizeva</hi>—on the early morning of November 20th I was in my berth—the prisoner came to me—he seemed to be all right—he said, "I have done it; I have killed my man"—I said, "How was that?"—he said, "It was all</p>
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<p>through that shellful of diamonds in the forecastle"—I said, "Where did you get it?"—I meant the shell—he said, "Amongst the coals"—I went to the stoke-hole and assisted in getting Day on deck.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. We were outward bound from England to Natal—it was not as if we were going home, and could posssibly have had any diamonds.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-142" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES LIMBURY</persName> </hi>. I was fireman on board the
<hi rend="italic">Insizeva</hi> on the voyage from London to Durban—I remember the day that Day was injured in the stoke-hole—I had seen the prisoner every day before that—I had noticed that he was very funny and very strange in his manner.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-143" type="given" value="CHARLES HAROLD"/>CHARLES HAROLD BENNETT</persName> </hi>, L.R.C.P., Edinburgh. I have other medical qualifications—I was surgeon on board the
<hi rend="italic">Insizeva</hi> on the voyage from London to Durban—I remember the day that Day was injured in the stoke-hole—he had a wound behind his ear 4in. or 5in. long, right down to the bone—there was no fracture; it was a gaping wound—he had another wound, where he had fallen—the other one could have been caused by this coal hammer—it is a wonder he was not killed—he is still suffering from the blow—I think he may recover—I had the prisoner under my care—he seemed very dazed and bewildered—he did not seem to care a bit for having done it—I saw him the next day—he was undoubtedly very mad indeed—he was very mad for several days afterwards—he seemed to improve after about a week—he was under my care till we got to Natal, where he was landed and put into prison—then they gave him back to us, and we brought him back to England—on the voyage home he was in excellent health, until about a week before we got home; then he was seized with a paralytic stroke—he got better, and was practically well by the time we got to London—he did no work.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-144" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM READ</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector</hi>). On January 13th, at 5 p.m., I boarded the ship
<hi rend="italic">Insizeva</hi>, in the Thames, off the West India Docks, and arrested the prisoner—I told him I should take him into custody for attempting to murder Alfred Charles Day by striking him on the head with a hammer whilst on a voyage from London to Natal—he said, "I did hit him; I did not intend to murder him; I did not intend to do him any injury"—I took him to Blackwall Station, where the charge was read over to him, in answer to which he said, "I did not intend to murder him."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "As I was breaking the coal it came into my head that there was going to be a mutiny on board, and an officer seemed to say to me, 'You secure this man, and I will secure the other,' and I struck Day, not with the intention of hurting him. I lifted him back from the fire, and went and gave myself up."</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. OLIVER</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<p>carrier, of Silver Street, City—I was outside my master's premises on January 25th, about 5 p.m.—there was a van there with some parcels on it; it was being loaded—I saw the prisoner walking away with this parcel (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) on his shoulder—he was 2ft. or 3ft. from the van—he walked down Monkwell Street—I followed him—I did not lose sight of him—when I got to the bottom of Fell Street I slipped round the side of him and saw our label—I asked him if the parcel belonged to him—he said that it did not—I asked him where he got it—he said a man gave it to him, and he was to take it down the street and meet him at the bottom of Wells Street with it—I had not seen him or anybody take it off the van—I did not see anybody near the prisoner—the box contained seven ladies' mantles, valued at ₤7 19s. 5d.; it was a cardboard box—I asked the prisoner to go back with me to our premises—he said he would come back—he did so—I took him to my master, and he was given into custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I stopped him, 60 or 70 yards from the van—when we came back he walked a little way behind me; he made no attempt to get away—when I was following him the label was not hidden, but I could not see it—he gave the same explanation to my master as he had given to me—when I was following him he did not turn round to see if anybody was following him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He showed me a note.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. He had not passed the turning to Wells Street—there is a little court in Fell Street into Monkwell Street, which leads into Fore Street—if he went down there he could have got into Wells Street.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-148" type="given" value="WILLIAM ROBERT"/>WILLIAM ROBERT SHAW</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Edward Saunderson, of 16, Silver Street—on January 25th, about 5.30 p.m., Lamas brought the prisoner to me—he told me in the prisoner's presence that he had seen him carrying a parcel, and had asked him if it belonged to him; that the prisoner had said it did not, whereupon Lamas told him it was ours, and pointed out the label, and asked him to come back with it to see me—I asked the prisoner what he had to say about it—he said it had been given to him by a man to carry—I think he said the man had also given him a letter—anyhow, he produced this letter "Please give the bearer the two books, A and B, that were left last week, and oblige, R. Robinson"—the envelope is addressed, "A. & H. Kemp & Company"—I took him into my office—I said that he had placed himself in a very funny position, and asked if he could give any explanation at all to throw any light on the matter—he said that he was innocent of any theft, and that he had come into Silver Street to see someone at Messrs. Vyse's place of business; that he was standing opposite our van, and he saw a man near our place who asked him to take the parcel—I forget the name of the street which he said—I could not get anything satisfactory, and I gave him into custody—a plain clothes officer came in while I was talking to the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner told me he was waiting to see a Mr. B. about getting some work—I do not know Mr. B.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-149" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE ROFEE</persName> </hi> (443,
<hi rend="italic">City</hi>). On January 25th, about 5.30, I was called to Mr. Saunderson's, and Mr. Shaw gave the prisoner into custody—he said, "I did not steal the parcel; it was given to me by a gentleman to take to Wells Street"—I took him to the station—he showed me a</p>
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<p>note; he gave me his correct address—the name on the note was "Kemp & Co."—I do not know of any such firm.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-150" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS LAMAS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>). The box is empty now; it was pretty heavy before—it had been in the front of the van, which has a hood—I was standing on the kerb by the horse's head; the parcel could not have been taken out from behind; it must have been from the front—I had my back to the wall—I did not see anybody who could possibly have given the parcel to the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>. There were not a number of people passing at the time; there were some—I had only just come out of the shop.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010204-174-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday and Thursday, February</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">th and</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">th.</hi> 1901.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PROBYN</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Britton.</hi> I did not see you go away with Scott—you said that it was the finish—I said, "No," and told you to go down again, as there were two more pigs to come—I know nothing about three loins.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-155" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR SWANN</persName> </hi>. I am a scaleman—on January 15th I weighed some pork and hung it up, and presently Britton came into the shop with Scott, walking side by side—Britton said that he wanted four pigs—I showed him where they were—he took one and Scott another, and I placed another on his shoulder, and they followed each other out—Britton came back and asked for two loins; not for two pigs—I said, "They are all gone"—the pigs were worth about ₤2 10s.—I pointed out Scott from other men at the Police-station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Britton.</hi> Scott came in with you, but you did not speak to him—he took one pig and followed you out—if we have a doubt of a man we take his number—Scott was laden with one of these pigs before you left, and you turned round.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Scott.</hi> The man who came in for the pigs had a white smock on—this was about 7 o'clock.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). On January 15th, about 9.45, I was watching some stables, and saw Scott leave—I shouted "Scottie"—he said, "Yes, sir"—I said, "I am going to take you in custody for stealing two pigs from Messrs. Barnett's shop"—he said, "I know nothing about it"—I took him to the station, put him with others, and he was identified—on Wednesday, the 16th, I saw Britton—I said, "Is your name Britton?"—he said, "Yes; I know what you are going to talk about; those three pigs; I know nothing about them"—he was taken to the station and identified.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Britton.</hi> I do not recognise Scott as coming with you.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners' statements before the Magistrate: Britton says:</hi> "It is a regular practice in the market for anyone in the shop to help you on with anything on your shoulder, whether they are connected with you or not; the man who put a pig on my shoulder had a white smock;
<hi rend="italic">Scotty</hi> came to me and asked me if I would mind drawing his money, as he was rather queer; I did draw his money from Robert Billet; I never saw anymore of him till I got home about one o'clock"
<hi rend="italic">Scott says:</hi> "I was ruptured, and my rupture slipped down, and I asked Britton to draw my money for me; I was not in the shop at all."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Britton, in his defence, stated, upon oath, that Mr. Hewett sent him to get "the" pigs for Barnett, not "four pigs"; that he took one to a porter in a white smock, whose face he did not see, and put another on his shoulder; that he took them to Mr. Hewett, who said that there were two more, and when he went down again they gave him three loins and some fat, which he took to Mr. Hewett, who said, "There are two more pigs," and he replied, "I passed them on the road"; that he went home, and did not see Scott, who lodged with him, till the afternoon.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Scott, in his defence, stated upon oath, that on January 3rd his truss slipped down, and on the 4th he was lying on some straw in the market, feeling very queer, and asked Britton, with whom he lodged, to draw his money for him, and knew nothing about the pigs.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES' SCOTT</hi>. I am surgeon to this gaol—Scott has been under my charge for rupture—it is an old rupture—I do not think it had stayed back at all permanently for a long time.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CHORLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-160" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK OELS</persName> </hi>. I am a horse-keeper, of Bethnal Green—on January 27th I was in Commercial Street, going home; somebody said, "There you are,
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<hi rend="italic">H</hi>), On January 27th, in the early morning, I was on duty in Commercial Street, and saw some men on the footpath, and the prosecutor walking on—I slipped into a doorway and saw the prisoner go behind him and hit him on the back of his head—he fell, and two prisoner kicked him, and some other man attacked him—I took the prisoner—he was charged with assault, with intent to rob—the prosecutor said that he had lost fourpence or fivepence—the prisoner said, "I hit the man, but did not rob him"—I found fivepence on him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>) I had had a glass or two, but I was not drunk—I said that I did not think I had lost anything—I had changed a sixpence, and remember finding fourpence or fivepence in my pocket—I have suffered from this, and am not well yet.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "I hit the man, but never put my hand in his pocket at all."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence:</hi> The man came up to me and shoved me in the back and wanted to fight, and I struck him, and as it was wet he fell down, and the policeman took me to the station.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010204-176-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-176-19010204 t19010204-176-punishment-28"/>Eighteen months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM DANIEL LAMBERT</hi>, </persName>
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-164" type="given" value="MARY"/>Mary McDowell</persName>, his wife being alive.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010204-name-165" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010204-name-165" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010204-name-165" type="surname" value="CHANE"/>
<interp inst="t19010204-name-165" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT CHANE</persName> </hi>. I live at 161, Dalreigh Road, Edinburgh, and have a daughter named Lily—she is 24 years of age now—she was living with me in 1894 and 1895—I had no knowledge that she was keeping company with the prisoner—I had never seen him till June 18th, 1895, when he and she came into the house and showed me this certificate (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>), which shows that on June 18th, 1895, Corporal William Daniel Lambert, bachelor, and Lily Chane, spinster, were married, and that on the same day their marriage was entered in the register, and there is a declaration of two cabdrivers—I was very angry, and said that she belonged to him now and she was not mine—she was 18 then—I so far relented as to allow him to sleep in the house, but my daughter slept with my wife—the prisoner left next morning, and my daughter continued to live with me—he told me that the 12th Lancers left the same morning, and I did not see him till May, 1896, when he came with his wife to spend two nights under my roof—he left her with me, and I did not see him again—in the early part of 1900 I saw a letter from the Commissioner of City Police—my daughter is in Court.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I did not try to ascertain where you were during the five years.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> When the certificate was brought to me on June 18th the prisoner told me that they had got married.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-166" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN AITCHISON</persName> </hi>. I live at 28, Greyhill Square, Edinburgh, and am Assistant Registrar of Births and Marriages—the registers of marriages are kept there—I remember Lily Chane coming to my office with a man on June 18th, 1895—I knew her; I do not recognise the prisoner—I do not know which of them spoke, but each heard what the other said—I took the particulars either from them or from someone else, either on that occasion or previous to it—I knew the girl, but I do not think she had spoken to me about marriage—the particulars were put down there and then in my book—after that it was necessary for them to go before the Sheriff to get authority for me to register the marriage, and they brought me the certificate of the warrant—I then took down all that is here, and they signed the register—two cabdrivers were there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. That was in accordance with the practice of the country—the Sheriff does not come back with them; he simply grants the warrant; I may have brought it, or some official may have brought it—this</p>
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<p>is the official document I gave on June 18th, with my signature on it—many people are married in Scotland in that way, sometimes 50 in a year, in my office—I may have accompanied them to the Sheriff—I usually do.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010204-name-167" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010204-name-167" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010204-name-167" type="surname" value="LAING"/>
<interp inst="t19010204-name-167" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES LAING</persName> </hi>. I am a carter, of 4, Dundee Place, Edinburgh; I was formerly a cabman—on June 18th Miss Lily Chane spoke to me—I got another cabman, and we both went to a house in Morrisson Street, Edinburgh—I saw the prisoner there, and asked him if he was going to get married; he said, "Yes"—I drove to the Registrar's office, and they walked—we all went in; Mr. Aitchison was there—I did not hear what took place, but they spoke together; I signed my name in a book, and Chalmers did the same—we then all drove to Sheriff Rutherford's office—the four of us marched in, and the Sheriff asked some questions which I do not remember—I signed a document—I did not go back to the Registrar's office.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010204-name-168" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010204-name-168" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010204-name-168" type="surname" value="CHALMERS"/>
<interp inst="t19010204-name-168" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES CHALMERS</persName> </hi>. I am a cabdriver, of 18, Temple Street, Edinburgh—I remember going to the Registrar's office one day in June, 1898—I recognise the prisoner and Miss Chane—I knew that I was going for a special marriage—we went next to Sheriff Rutherford—I did not go back to the Registrar's—the cab was discharged, and we were paid.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010204-name-169" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-169" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT CAMPBELL</persName> </hi>. I am a member of the English Bar and of the Scotch Bar, of 5, New Court, Lincoln's Inn—I am well acquainted with the Scotch marriage law—I have heard the evidence—according to this certificate a valid marriage was contracted between William Lambert and Lily Chane on that day, and then they have gone before a substitute of the Sheriff—it is his duty to ascertain that they have declared themselves to be man and wife; the marriage is constituted before they go to the Sheriff—they had stated in the presence of two witnessed that they wished to be married, and they went to the Sheriff and got the warrant—the marriage consists in the declaration before witnesses, but if they want to get a certificate it is necessary to go to the Sheriff to get the warrant—it is a marriage from the time of the declaration—two witnesses are enough—their going to the father's house and stating that they were married was enough—if one was a Protestant and the other a Roman Catholic, that would make no difference—the fact that the girl was 18 would have no bearing on the case; that is the ordinary Roman law.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010204-name-170" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010204-name-170" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19010204-name-170" type="surname" value="MCDOWELL"/>
<interp inst="t19010204-name-170" type="given" value="EMILY MAUD"/>EMILY MAUD MCDOWELL</persName> </hi>. I am a school teacher, and live at 1, Brighton Road, Aldershot—I have a sister named Catherine Mary McDowell—she was a barmaid at Aldershot in 1898; the 12th Lancers were there, and she became acquainted with the prisoner, who was a private in the regiment—I was present when they were married on September 4th at St. Philip's Church, Stepney—she was living at 83, Sidney Street, and the prisoner was then a City police-constable—I heard from my sister afterwards that she was living at St. John's Wood, and that the prisoner was ordered to join his regiment, and go to South Africa—he was wounded there, and came back about the middle of last year—he lived with my sister again when he came back—there were no children—she was very ill, and has since died.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010204-name-171" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010204-name-171" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-171" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN PALFREY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>) I produce a certified extract from the marriage register of St. Philip's, Stepney, showing a marriage</p>
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<p>between William Daniel Lambert, bachelor, 26, and Catherine Mary McDowell, spinster, on September 4th, 1899—I subsequently received a warrant for the prisoner's arrest, and took him the next day—the case was a long time before the Magistrates, as they wanted to see whether the woman might get better—I read the warrant to him; he said, "It is perfectly correct; I shall want you to make some inquiries about her"—by "her" I understood Mrs. Lambert.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence:</hi> I told her I had gone through a marriage which was not legal, and she thought the same, and we got married. I went away with my regiment, and should never have seen her again, but I had to go to Aldershot with my regiment, and when I left I left my address where I was going. She knew where to find me in the regiment. If I had thought it was a legal marriage I should not have gone through the ceremony.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010204-177-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-177-19010204 t19010204-177-punishment-29"/>Judgment respited.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE BRAND</hi> (17)</persName>, and
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<interp inst="t19010204-178-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="wounding"/>, Feloniously shooting at
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010204-178-offence-1 t19010204-name-175"/>Charles Fallaize</persName>, and wounding him, with intent to do him grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COHEN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-176" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES FALLAIZE</persName> </hi>. I am a machinist, of 128A, Cambridge Road, Bethnal Green—on Christmas night, about 9.30, I was walking in Green Street, Bethnal Green, with two lads about 16, my brothers-in-law—it was rather a dark night, and it is not well lighted at that spot—I saw seven or eight lads coming in the opposite direction, about 25 yards from us, making a noise—I do not recognise either of the prisoners—three or four of them began punching my two lads about their heads and faces—they had done nothing—I was getting one of them away, and told him to run away, and I was about going away, when one of the lads came out of the gang and fired a pistol which I saw in his hand, and saw the glitter of it—I felt my hand numbed; I then saw blood on it—I ran away to Dr. Grant's shop, and met two constables—when I came out I went to the station with one of them, and then went home and back to the station a second time, and then to the London Hospital—I got there between eleven and twelve—I walked there—I did not remain there all night; I went to my brother-in-law's—I went back to the hospital next morning in consequence of directions—I went there about four times, and the fourth time I was kept there as an in-patient, as my wound had become more painful—I was an in-patient a fortnight, and after that I went to a convalescent home at Tenterden for a fortnight—a bullet was extracted from my hand on the second occasion—when I went to the station the second time on Christmas night I saw a boy in custody, and recognised him as one whom I had seen in the crowd—it was not one of the prisoners—about a week after I was an in-patient I went to the station and saw a dozen boys and men in the yard, and picked out one, but neither of the prisoners—the wound is well now, but I have not the use of my hand, and am unable to carry on my business.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-177" type="given" value="HUGH"/>HUGH LETT</persName> </hi>, M.D., M.R.C.S. I am house surgeon to the London Hospital—Fallaize was brought in on Christmas night, and I found a wound between the fourth and fifth finger of his left hand—he told me he had been shot, and I could tell that—I probed for the bullet, but could</p>
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<p>not find it—I looked for it at the orifice—I invited him to stay in the hospital, but he said he had rather not, and went home—I told him to come again next day, which he did, and the receiving surgeon saw him, and again on the 27th, and as the result of that visit he was admitted as an in-patient that day—he was under my care, and on the 29th I con
<lb/>ducted the first operation—the bullet had been localised by the X rays, and I was present when it was taken out on January 2nd by Mr. Barnard, and I produce it—he was not constitutionally fit to attend the Court, both from the operation, and the wound combined—a bullet such as this would not be dangerous to life in that situation, but in certain circum
<lb/>stances it might.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. It would be if it had gone into the heart, or if it had caused the rupture of a large artery—it was discovered lying between the base of the second and third metacarpal bone—we could not have found it without the X rays, without a very serious operation—he had a good deal of pain after that, and a certain amount of inflammation, which was originally caused by the bullet—he was discharged on January 14th—I saw him on the 28th when he returned, the wound had then completely healed, but his first finger was still stiff in the tendons—I think he will recover the use of his hand—the bandages are left off.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010204-name-178" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010204-name-178" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010204-name-178" type="surname" value="PITT"/>
<interp inst="t19010204-name-178" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES PITT</persName> </hi>. I live at 4, Preston Street, Bethnal Green—I was in Green Street last Christmas Day, at the top of Preston Street—I saw about six boys, all of whom I know—the prisoners are three of them—Silver and Brand each had a pistol in his hand like this, and Silver loaded his pistol and then shot on the pavement, and then loaded it again—I saw him put something in, and fire it in the air—I then heard two shots in the street, one from Silver and one from Brand—Brand said to the others, "What say if we go into the ice-shop?"—we were all outside the ice-cream shop—they all went in except Davis, and I went in, but I was not talking to them—when I got in, Silver fired his pistol again, and made a hole in this picture (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>), which was on the wall, and I heard the glass go—someone was near the picture when it was hit—Brand then fired at the door, and I saw the hole made by the bullet—
<hi rend="italic">Johnny</hi> Ronaldi, who keeps the shop, then turned them out—he did not turn me out, but I went out and saw three men coming along, talking to one another—Fallaize was one of them—the prisoner srushed again, and Silver fired, and Brand also—two or three of them had pistols—I do not know the name of the other boy who bad a pistol—when Silver fired I was a little further from him than I am from you, and the same distance from Brand—after firing they walked quick over the bridge, and three or four more with them—Davis never left them after they cameout of theshop, he did not go into the shop; he remained outside, but joined them when they came out, and was there when Silver and Brand fired—I saw the man shot; he went away holding his hand, and Major and I pulled up at a shop afterwards.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Brand.</hi> It was about 9.30 when you walked into the ice-cream shop—other boys were arrested besides you three—Newman and Skinner were charged before a Magistrate.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I am quite sure I saw the three prisoners that night, and that I saw Silver and Brand fire shots.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-179" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED E. MAJOR</persName> </hi>. I am 13, and am a boy messenger at the docks—at 9.30 p.m. on Christmas Day I was outside Ronaldi's ice-cream shop, 216, Green Street—Brand was inside with eight or ten others, including Silver and Davis—I heard two pistol shots inside, and the boys came out—I then heard another shot—I saw pistols in Brand's and Silver's hands—they went towards the canal bridge—I followed them as far as Preston Street, where Brand and Silver fired two more shots—I think Brand fired up, and Silver down—I then saw Mr. Fallaize holding his hand—a gentleman with him was kicked; I don't know who by; then the boys walked sharply towards the bridge—I saw Brand with a pistol outside the shop.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I have known Brand and Davis a long while.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010204-name-180" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010204-name-180" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-180" type="given" value="AUGUSTIN"/>AUGUSTIN RONALDI</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Interpreted</hi>). I keep an ice-cream shop at 216, Green Street, Bethnal Green—about 9.30 on Christmas night 10 boys came in, including Silver—I have known him six or seven months, as coming in for iced—they had hardly entered when two pistol shots were fired—I was serving, with my assistant—I did not see who fired—one bullet went through this advertisement frame hanging on the wall, and into the wall; the other bullet went through the door into the kitchen, but has not been found—I then turned them all out—I did not see this pistol, but one similar.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Silver.</hi> I have seen you with eight or ten boys—I saw you at 8.80, and again at 9.45—I saw you outside when I turned the others out.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010204-name-181" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010204-name-181" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010204-name-181" type="surname" value="GEORGE"/>
<interp inst="t19010204-name-181" type="given" value="PIETRO"/>PIETRO GEORGE</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Ronaldi—I was in the parlour at the back—there is a glass door—I saw the prisoners come in with some others—I knew the prisoners by sight—I saw a pistol like this in Silver's hand—I heard it go off twice, but did not see who fired it—the bullet came through the door passage—I helped my master to turn the boys out.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Brand.</hi> I did not say at Worship Street that I did not know you—you were mixed up with the others.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010204-name-182" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-182" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT HANDLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant, J</hi>). I arrested Silver outside 216, Green Street, on the night of December 26th—I said, "I am a police officer; I shall arrest you for being concerned, with others in custody, in shooting Charles Fallaize on the 25th instant"—he said, "I did not shoot; I was with them in this ice-cream shop; I heard some pistols go off; I did not see who let them off; I knew my mates had pistols, but I will swear I never shot anybody"—he was taken to Bethnal Green Police-station, and detained till the 27th—the next day, at the back of Worship Street Police-court, he voluntarily stated, "Handley, I will tell the truth about it; I can see I have been
<hi rend="italic">put away,</hi> and telling lies won't do any good. I was in Ice-cream Jack's shop on Christmas night about 9 o'clock, with
<hi rend="italic">Jack</hi> Richards, James Davis,
<hi rend="italic">Ted</hi> Culiver, George Brand, Charles Newman, and Alfred Skinner, and while we were in the shop some of my mates let a pistol off; I don't know who
<hi rend="italic">done</hi> it.
<hi rend="italic">Jack</hi> then turned us all out; we then went towards the bridge; my mates had a
<hi rend="italic">row</hi> with some men, and they got fighting; who started the
<hi rend="italic">row</hi> I don't know; I heard several pistol shots go off, but I never shot the man; I shot mine off in the air; we then all ran</p>
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<p>away; I was told later that Newman and Skinner were locked up. I then gave my pistol to James Davis, to take care of for me; I went home about 2.30 the next morning"—Newman was fined 40s. for discharging fire-arms, to the danger of the public, and Skinner was bound over in his own re
<lb/>cognizance—on December 27th, at 10.30 p.m., I went to 240, Green Street, and arrested Davis—I said, "I am a police officer, and shall arrest you for being concerned, with others in custody, in shooting Charles Fallaize on December 25th"—he said, "All right, I will go with you"—I asked him where his pistol was—he said, "I threw it away in the canal"—I told him I had received certain information, and should search his bedroom—he took me upstairs to his room—he lived with his parents—I commenced to search the chest of drawers, and found one drawer locked—I asked for the key—his mother said there was a pistol locked up there—she said, "I found it hidden under a sack of corn in the shop"—they keep a small shop—Davis said, "Yes, I put it there on Christmas night; that belongs to
<hi rend="italic">Tom</hi> Silver; he asked me to take care of it for him after the
<hi rend="italic">row</hi> was over on Christmas night; I don't know who shot the man; I swear I didn't shoot him; mine went off in the air. The reason I carried one was because I was kicked about in Green Street; I had my head cut and some teeth knocked out by the Brady Street mob"—this is the pistol I found, and this bullet extracted from Fallaize's hand fits it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective, J</hi>). I arrested Brand on December 28th at a tea warehouse in Mincing Lane, where he has been employed for three and a-half years—I told him I should arrest him for being concerned with other lads in shooting a man in Green Street on Christmas night—he said, "All right, I didn't shoot anyone; I fired my pistol in the air; I bought it from Davis on Christmas Day; I was to give him 2s. for it; I paid him 1s., and was going to pay him the other on Saturday, and if you go to my bedroom you will find it on the frame of an old clock standing on the mantelshelf"—he lives at the Favourite coffee-shop, in the Minories—his father is a butler—he said, "There were five of us had pistols"—I went to his address, but was unable to find the pistol—he said his brother was sleeping in the same room, and might have taken it—he was bailed the same day.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Brand.</hi> If you had said you were in bed and asleep at the time in question I should have made a note of it</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector, J</hi>) I went to the ice-cream shop on January 1st/emdash/this advertisement frame was hanging on a wooden partition/emdash/this bullet had passed through the frame of the picture, and lodged in the woodwork behind/emdash/it fits Davis's pistol/emdash/the other bullet had gone through the panel of the door, and along the passage and through a nearly half-inch panel board/emdash/it would kill anyone at 15 or 20 yards.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-185" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES PATTISON</persName> </hi>. I am a gunsmith, of 15, Mile End Road—this pistol is a Derringer, worth 2s. 6d.—they come from Germany and Belgium—they cost about 1s. 6d. wholesale—these two bullets fit the pistol—this is the kind of cartridge for them (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—it is the smallest and cheapest weapon to be got—boys will have something to shoot with—mostly youths buy them—we sell thousands of them in a year.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. We should not sell so many of them if a tax of 5s. were put on them—the cartridges cost 8d. per 100.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>, 42
<hi rend="italic">J</hi>) I was at the Police-station on Christmas night about 10.20, and shortly after I was in Green Street—I saw three lads in Cranbrook Street about 10.15—one of them discharged a pistol—I cannot identify them—another constable stopped Davis after Fallaize was wounded.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-187" type="given" value="OLIVER"/>OLIVER FARDON</persName> </hi> (121
<hi rend="italic">J</hi>). I was with Sergeant Holmes about 11.15 on Christmas night—I heard a pistol shot—Davis came from that direction—I stopped him and asked where the pistol was—he replied, "I have not got a pistol; you can search me"—I searched him, and in his right hand jacket pocket I found this tin lid (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>), apparently that of a cartridge box—I asked his name and address, which he gave me correctly—I let him go.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-188" type="given" value="PERCY"/>PERCY SAUNDERS</persName> </hi> (174
<hi rend="italic">J</hi>). I heard the firing of the shot, and saw this tin found on Davis, whose name and address I found to be correct.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners statements before the Magistrate: Silver says:</hi> "I only fired twice, and then I fired in the air; that was on the bridge."
<hi rend="italic">Davis says:</hi> "I had no pistol on me at the time; I sold it to Brand at dinner time."
<hi rend="italic">Brand says:</hi> "At the time of the accident I was in bed I wish to call my father."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Brand, in his defence, on oath, stated that he was 16 years old last June, and was a clerk; that he was indoors at 8.55; that he slept at a coffee-shop in Leman Street, where he worked after office hours, and went home on Saturdays; that he went home at 9.10, and never went out again; that he had been at the ice-cream shop, but left at 5.30, and went home, and came out at 6.30, and could not remember where he went, but he met Silver and Davis, and went down Old Ford Road, and had a pistol, which he had bought from Davis in the middle of the day, on him, but no cartridges.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for Brand.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-189" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD BRAND</persName> </hi>. I am Brand's father, and am a hatter and tobacco
<lb/>nist, of 236a, Green Street—he was at home on Christmas night before nine—I told the children to go to bed, and he said, "All right, I shall go as well," and he went at nine—he generally comes home tired, and goes to bed at 10 or 10.30—he went out after dinner, and came home to tea about five—I should not have noticed his going to bed but for the little ones going—I did not know that he had a pistol.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of unlawfully wounding</hi> </rs>.
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">expressed their opinion that the sale of these dangerous weapons should be put an end to.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SILVER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BRAND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">DAVIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-178-19010204 t19010204-178-punishment-31"/>Six weeks in the Second Division.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday,</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">February 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th,</hi> 1901.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<p>struck me on my nose, making it bleed, and knocked me down; the other one jumped on my chest and took 3s. 01/2d. out of my coat pocket, and my pocket-book and club card in it—they left me senseless on the ground—I had had a glass, but was in my senses—they were strangers.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Murphy.</hi> I was not hanging on to a fire-alarm—you took my money, and 1s. 01/2d. were found on you—I heard something drop when the officers were taking you along—I had 2s. in my trousers pocket and 3s. 01/2d. safe in my coat pocket when I came out about midnight—I was going to Machamara's, the contractor—the public-house were closed—I had had one glass of four ale at White's public-house at the corner of Commercial Street—I paid with a penny out of my trousers pocket.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Thompson.</hi> I said at the station that I had 2s. in my trousers pocket.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). On January 20th, about 2.30 a.m., I was in Commercial Street in plain clothes—I saw the prosecutor walking opposite Spitalfields Church, near the urinal—he was sober—I saw Thompson strike him a violent blow in the face, which knocked him to the ground—Murphy knelt on his chest, and appeared to be getting at his inside pocket—I went round one side of the urinal when Thompson was getting away hurriedly, and arrested him—Cornish arrested Murphy—the prosecutor was lying on his back, his head towards Aldgate—I said to Thompson, "What have you been up to?"—he said, "Nothing"—I took him back to the prosecutor, who was still lying on his back, unconscious—Cornish and I got him on his feet—he put his hand to his breast pocket, and said, "He took 3s. and a club card from me"—Thompson became very violent, and I had to restrain him—money fell on the ground—I tried to pick it up, but was not able, because of Thompson's violence—I was close, and the money fell between the prosecutor and Thompson—he was taken to the station—I went back to try to find the money, but could not—two women were standing there—1s. 1d. was found on Murphy—there is a fire-alarm 15 or 20 yards or less from the place of the robbery, but the prosecutor had not got up to that—I was 15 to 20 yards off when I saw Thompson strike the prosecutor—there is electric light, and it was as clear as day.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Thompson.</hi> I did not put my hand in the prosecutor's pocket.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Murphy.</hi> You were not sitting; you ran between two women and towards Aldgate, and Thompson ran towards Shoreditch—the prosecutor had not done anything to Thompson—we were watching in plain clothes to prevent robberies—nothing was said, and the blow came direct—you got off the prosecutor's chest when you saw me.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). I was standing near Spitalfields Church in plain clothes—I saw the prisoners loitering, and watched them—I saw the prosecutor walking towards Shoreditch from Aldgate quietly—when he was opposite the church railings, near the lavatory, Thompson struck him a blow in the face as he was passing; Murphy pounced on him as he was falling, and knelt on him as he lay on his back on the footway—I was about 15 yards away—there was electric light close by—I ran up—the prisoners tried to dodge behind two women—Sime caught Thompson, and</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Thompson.</hi> The money fell on the footway when the struggle occurred as we arrested you—two women, you two, and the officers were all together then—I was standing, when I saw the blow struck, by the fountain outside Spitalfields Church, by the railings; when I came from Aldgate I saw you stop there—I saw the two women with the men before the prosecutor was knocked down—you had blood on your hands, and the prosecutor's nose bled profusely.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners statements before the Magistrate: Murphy says:</hi> "The man lifted his hand and hit Thompson, so Thompson hit him back."
<hi rend="italic">Thompson says:</hi> "I struck him because he hit me in the mouth."
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners, in their defences, repeated these statements, and said that they were innocent of the robbery.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010204-179-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Seven convictions were proved against</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMPSON</hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-179-19010204 t19010204-179-punishment-32"/>Eighteen months' hard labour each</rs>, and Thompson to receive
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEE</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PERROT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Marks.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MOORE</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010204-181-offence-1 t19010204-name-201"/>Richard Butler</persName>, and stealing 1s. 1d., his money.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. O'CONNOR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUGHES</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Edward Curtis.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010204-name-202" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD BUTLER</persName> </hi>. I am a road-sweeper, of 3, St. Catherine's Road, Notting Dale—about 1 a.m. on January 24th I was in Clarendon Place; I saw three men, of whom Al