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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, March 25th, 1901, and following days,</p>
<p>Before the Right Hon.
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<interp inst="t19010325-name-1" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK GREEN</persName>, LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; the Right Hon. Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">ARTHUR MOSELEY CHANNELL</hi>, one of the Justices of His Majesty's High Court; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN WHITTAKER ELLIS</hi>, Bart.; Sir
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<interp inst="t19010325-name-2" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID EVANS</persName> </hi>, K.C.M.G.; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOSEPH RENALS</hi>, Bart.; Lieut.-Col. Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">HORATIO DAVIES</hi>, K.C.M.G, M.P., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">FORREST FULTON</hi>, K.C., Recorder of the said City; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">MARCUS SAMUEL</hi>, Knt.; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES THOMPSON RITCHIE</hi>, Knt.;
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN POUND</hi>, Esq.;
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<interp inst="t19010325-name-3" type="given" value="JOHN CHAS"/>JOHN CHAS. BELL</persName> </hi>, Esq.;
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEO. WYATT TRUSCOTT</hi>, Esq.; and
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS VEZEY STRONG</hi>, Esq., other 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="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GREEN, MAYOR</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SIXTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—a dagger</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, March</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi>1901.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Several convictions were proved against the prisoners, and Walton's sentences of penal servitude amounted t 25 years, and Cook's sentences of imprisonment to 36 years. Cook had still a year and 274 days of a former sentence to serve.</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Ten years' penal servitude.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve years' penal servitude.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010325-name-9" type="given" value="ROSE"/>ROSE ISAACS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Lewis Isaacs, a linen-draper, of 4, Hoxton Street—about January 31st Blackalley came in for a pair of socks, price 2 3/4d., and gave me a half-crown—I bent it, gave it back to her, and said that I would not have it—I think she said that her daughter took it for lemons—she paid me with good money and left—I afterwards picked her out at the station from five others.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Blackalley.</hi> I know you quite well—you have been in my shop before, and sold me lemons.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I tested the coin in front of her, on top of the counter—she saw me bend it, and I told her it was bad.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010325-name-10" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID COX</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant</hi>). Sergeant Williamson and I have had the prisoners and several others under observation—I saw Collins in Central Street, Blackfriars, on February 19th—we followed him to Shoreditch, and to Burford Court, Hoxton Street—he entered No. 5, and went upstairs—the front door was wide open—he went to the first floor front—there are two floors, and the two rooms at the top were unoccupied;</p>
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<p>there was a broad landing, and we concealed ourselves there, crouching down and keeping observation on the rooms below—I saw Collins and Blackalley enter the first floor back room, which was occupied by Smith—I did not see Smith, but I heard her voice—they were going backwards and forwards to one another's rooms, and I saw Smith three times—we kept observation about three-quarters of an hour, and hearing strange people about, we went away—that was Tuesday—I had seen them, all three, in company for five weeks before, at the Bear public-house, Oxford Street—on the next day, about 2 o'clock, we returned to the house with Sergeant Baldock—we all three went to the landing, and saw Collins and Black-alley enter Smith's room; they must have been in the house when we arrived—Blackalley left, and went into the front room; I then for the first time heard Smith's door locked from the inside—Collins was then inside—shortly afterwards I heard the jingling of coin on the table or floor, and a few minutes after that the door was unlocked, and Collins left the room, saying, "Five o'clock"—he left the house—the sergeant entered the back room, another sergeant followed, and I brought up the rear—Smith was sitting at a table, and in front of her were 19 counter-feit florins on the table, and one was in her hand; they are all of the same date—I searched the room, and on the fire-place I found this mould for florins (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—Smith had a file in her other hand—she made a state
<lb/>ment—Blackalley was brought in, and Sergeant Baldock entered what she said, in his book—Collins returned about 5 o'clock, and I said to Badcock, "That is the man; take him back to the room"—we were then at the bottom of the stairs with the women—we took them all to the station, and they were charged with being in possession of the mould and the counterfeit coin—the charge was read over to them by the inspector—they made no reply.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Collins.</hi> You went into the front room and into the back, and then returned to the front room—we did not arrest you while you were in Smith's room, because we expected somebody else to come—I found your address correct—I found no money on you, good or bad—I do not think you could have got away if you had turned back.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> A person approaching could not see us in the passage till he got inside—if Collins had run away Baldock was in a position to stop him—Smith had a parcel under her arm—I asked her to hold it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>). On February 20th I was with Cox and Williamson at Burton Court, Hoxton—it is a small house in a retired, quiet neighbourhood, and you can hear sounds very well—we were on the top landing—I heard nothing—I went down to the back room, first floor—later on I went into the front room, where Blackalley was, and conveyed her to the back room—I have here a note which I made at the time—after Sergeant Williamson had said that they would be taken in custody, Blackalley said, "I have two rooms on this floor; about five weeks ago I let this one to Ann Williams, her" nodding to the prisoner Smith, "for 3s. 6d. a week. I am a widow, and live in the other room, with my daughter; I have seen her," nodding at Smith, "making money every week she has been here; I saw her making some to-day; it is nothing to do with me"—Smith said, "How can you
<hi rend="italic">round</hi> on me like this, when you know as much as I do; you can't say you don't"—I was</p>
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<p>standing near the street door about 5 o'clock, when Collins came back, but where I could not be seen by anyone till they got inside the door—Cox said, "That is the man that was in the room just now"—we took him upstairs—he was very much surprised, and wanted to go out at the back—Sergeant Williamson told him he was charged with being in possession of counterfeit coin and implements for making it—he said, "I have never been in this room before"—Smith said, "How can you say that? Do you think I am going to stand it all? You know you were here, and made these things yourself, to-day"—Collins made no reply.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Collins.</hi> I saw you come, first about 2.20 or 2.30, and again about five—the front door was open then, but I very much doubt whether you saw me—Sergeant Cox was in front of me—you did not tell me that you came to see Rose Blackalley, who lived there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Blackalley.</hi> When I walked in you were sitting down, apparently writing a letter—I did not sit on your bedstead, and look at you for five minutes, and say, "How long has this woman been in your room?"—you said, "Have you seen Smith?"—I said, "Yes"—I did not say, "I am an officer, and she is making bad money"—I said that I wanted you in another room—I did not say that I only wanted you to be a witness, and was not going to charge you—I found no coin in your room.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I did not see Blackalley's daughter going in and out—I did not see her till I entered the front room to call her mother—she came out when I came out, and went downstairs.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>). I have been observing the three prisoners for some weeks before February 19th, and have frequently seen all three together—their meeting place was the Hare public-house—this alley is in the low part of Hoxton—on February 20th I was on this landing with Cox and Baldock—we could see over the ballusters—Collins frequently left Blackalley's room, and went into Smith's room, and Blackalley did the same—Blackalley has a daughter; I did not see her going out and in, but I heard Collins say that he had gone there to court her—the door of Smith's room was locked, but not Blackalley's door—I heard a jingle when Collins was there, it is a very small house—when the door was unlocked Collins said, "I shall be back by five"—we three officers went down with the two women into the passage, and just as we got to the bottom Collins came in; he could not see us till he entered—I said, "Where are you going?"—he said, "To the w.c."—a conversation took place, which Badcock took down—we took the three prisoners to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Collins.</hi> You were in the room a quarter of an hour at least, while it was locked; it may have been half an hour—Mrs. Black
<lb/>alley has a daughter and three children—you said nothing to me about the daughter—you did not say, "This is the first time I have been in this room for that purpose"—you said, "I have never been in this room before"—the daughter's age is 23 or 24.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010325-name-13" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to H.M. Mint these 20 florins are counterfeit, and all from this mould—this file is for filing the edges when they come out of the mould—here are plaster of</p>
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<p>Paris, copper wire, sand, and all the articles which are the usual stock of a coiner, but no battery—this white metal is what the coins are made of.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010325-name-14" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID COX</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I produce one mould, 20 counterfeit florins, one counterfeit half-crown, a quantity of metal which they melt to make coins of, two spoons which the metal is poured into moulds with, two pairs of scissors, two knives, two packets of cyanide of potassium, silver sand, plaster of Paris, a bowl, and a file—I did not see Miss Blackalley till after we charged the prisoners; she brought her mother a cup of tea—I did not see Collins courting her—she could not have gone into Smith's room without our seeing her—she was in the room with her mother.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for Collins.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010325-name-15" type="given" value="ROSE"/>ROSE BLACKALLEY</persName> </hi>. I live with my mother, the prisoner—I have kept company with Collins since Christmas—on February 20th he came to my place to see me—he had dinner with me and my mother about 1.30—it was over at two, and he said that he owed Mrs. Smith 9s., and went into her room to pay her, and then left, and promised to come back at 5 o'clock, as I asked him to come back and have some tea.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He only went into Smith's room once—I do not know what happened on the Tuesday—I was not there at all—I was not at the Police-court—I do not know that Smith's door was locked on the Wednesday, I was asleep on the bed in the afternoon, after Collins left—I had not heard of counterfeit coin before—my brother was in trouble about counterfeit coin in 1894—he was not living with us then.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Collins, in his defence, stated that he went to the house to see the girl Rose, and to pay Mrs. Smith some money he owed her, that what he said to the officer was that he had never been in the room before "for that purpose" and that he did not know what Smith was doing when he went in.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">recommended Blackalley to mercy.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">—Nine previous convictions were proved against Collins, five against Smith, and Blackalley was stated to be the, associate of coiners.</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Seven years' penal servitude;</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SMITH</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Five years' penal servitude;</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BLACK ALLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-237-19010325 t19010325-237-punishment-5"/>Twelve months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, March</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi>1901.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010325-238-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to stealing a portmanteau and other articles, the property of
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<hi rend="italic">Five other convictions were proved against him.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-238-19010325 t19010325-238-punishment-6"/>Twelve months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t19010325-239-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="other"/>, to breaking a glass shop-front, value ₤20.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Four months' hard labour.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARD GRAY</hi> (21)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<interp inst="t19010325-name-21" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>Edward Grady</persName>. </rs>
<hi rend="italic">Two other convictions were proved against him.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-240-19010325 t19010325-240-punishment-8"/>Eighteen months' hard labour.</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t19010325-241-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, to forging and uttering an order for ₤9 10s., with intent to defraud,</rs>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010325-241-offence-2 t19010325-name-23"/>George William Gibbs</persName>,</rs>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<interp inst="t19010325-241-offence-3" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>to stealing a bag and other articles, and a cheque for ₤9 10s., the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010325-241-offence-3 t19010325-name-24"/>John Frederick Jennings</persName>.</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Nine months' hard labour.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t19010325-242-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/>, to breaking and entering the warehouse of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010325-242-offence-1 t19010325-name-26"/>Mary, Rath</persName>, and others, with intent to steal.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Six months' hard labour.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010325-243-offence-2 t19010325-name-30"/>Agnes Woodman</persName>. </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SCHUBERT</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to breaking and entering the shop of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010325-243-offence-3 t19010325-name-32"/>H.M. Postmaster-General</persName>,</rs> having been convicted of felony at Flintshire Quarter Sessions, Flintshire, on October 19th, 1898.
<hi rend="italic">Another conviction was proved against him.</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SCHUBERT</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Six years' penal servitude;</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEAL</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve months' hard labour.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<interp inst="t19010325-244-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>to forging and uttering an authority for the payment of money, with intent to defraud.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Three months in the second division.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t19010325-244-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t19010325-245-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>, to stealing, while employed by the Post Office, a post letter containing two half-crowns, and a silk handkerchief, the property of
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<interp inst="t19010325-name-35" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010325-245-offence-1 t19010325-name-35"/>H.M. Postmaster-General</persName></rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Nine months' hard labour.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t19010325-245-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">PERCY JOSEPH WILDER</hi> </persName>
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<interp inst="t19010325-246-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19010325-246-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>, to stealing, while employed by the Post Office, two post letters, each containing a postal order for 5s., the property of
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<interp inst="t19010325-name-37" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010325-246-offence-1 t19010325-name-37"/>H.M Postmaster-General</persName></rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Nine months' hard labour.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t19010325-246-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t19010325-247" type="date" value="19010325"/>
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<join result="criminalCharge" id="t19010325-247-charge-2" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-247-19010325 t19010325-247-offence-2 t19010325-247-verdict-1"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM THOMPSON</hi> (70)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19010325-247-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, to stealing six spoons and other articles, the property of
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<interp inst="t19010325-name-39" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010325-247-offence-1 t19010325-name-39"/>Joseph Rogers & Co</persName>.,</rs>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<interp inst="t19010325-247-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19010325-247-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>to stealing two pairs of gloves, the property of
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<interp inst="t19010325-name-40" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010325-name-40" type="surname" value="HOW"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010325-247-offence-2 t19010325-name-40"/>James How</persName>,</rs> having been convicted at this Court on October 16th, 1882.
<hi rend="italic">Five other convictions were proved against him, including three terms of penal servitude.—
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<interp inst="t19010325-247-punishment-16" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-247-19010325 t19010325-247-punishment-16"/>Twelve months' hard labour.</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t19010325-247-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MARTHA ELLIOTT</hi> (40)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19010325-248-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, to stealing a cloak and other articles, the goods of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010325-248-offence-1 t19010325-name-42"/>Gertrude Besant</persName>,</rs>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<interp inst="t19010325-248-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19010325-248-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>to stealing a box and other articles, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010325-248-offence-2 t19010325-name-43"/>Amy Payton Wright</persName>,</rs>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<interp inst="t19010325-248-offence-3" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19010325-248-offence-3" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>to stealing a basket and other articles, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010325-248-offence-3 t19010325-name-44"/>Grace Voller</persName>.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve months' hard labour.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t19010325-248-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE GROCER</hi> (30)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19010325-249-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, to stealing an overcoat, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010325-249-offence-1 t19010325-name-46"/>David Bell</persName>,</rs>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<interp inst="t19010325-249-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19010325-249-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>to stealing an overcoat and other articles, the property of
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<interp inst="t19010325-name-47" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010325-249-offence-2 t19010325-name-47"/>Nigel Hambury</persName>,</rs>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<interp inst="t19010325-249-offence-3" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19010325-249-offence-3" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>to stealing an overcoat and other articles, the property of
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<interp inst="t19010325-name-48" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010325-name-48" type="surname" value="HERTFORD"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010325-249-offence-3 t19010325-name-48"/>William Robert Hetford</persName>, having been convicted of felony at Clerkenwell on May 16th, 1899. </rs>
<hi rend="italic">Seven other convictions were proved against him.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-249-19010325 t19010325-249-punishment-18"/>Twelve months' hard labour.</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t19010325-249-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALFRED SHAW</hi> (49)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19010325-250-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="bigamy"/>, to marrying
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010325-250-offence-1 t19010325-name-50"/>Mary Ann Holmes</persName>, his wife being alive.—</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Three years' penal servitude.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t19010325-250-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19010325-250-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<join result="criminalCharge" id="t19010325-251-charge-2" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-251-19010325 t19010325-251-offence-2 t19010325-251-verdict-1"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t19010325-251-charge-3" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-251-19010325 t19010325-251-offence-3 t19010325-251-verdict-1"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE EDWARDS</hi> (31)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19010325-251-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, to burglary in the dwelling-house of
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<interp inst="t19010325-name-52" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19010325-name-52" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010325-251-offence-1 t19010325-name-52"/>William Dawson</persName>, and stealing a pair of trousers and ₤5, his property,</rs>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<interp inst="t19010325-251-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19010325-251-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>to burglary in the dwelling-house of
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<interp inst="t19010325-name-53" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010325-name-53" type="surname" value="STANBROUGH"/>
<interp inst="t19010325-name-53" type="given" value="HENRY EDWARD"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010325-251-offence-2 t19010325-name-53"/>Henry Edward Stanbrough</persName>, and stealing a scarf pin,</rs>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<interp inst="t19010325-251-offence-3" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19010325-251-offence-3" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>to burglary in the dwelling-house of
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<interp inst="t19010325-name-54" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010325-name-54" type="surname" value="HERSEY"/>
<interp inst="t19010325-name-54" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010325-251-offence-3 t19010325-name-54"/>William Hersey</persName>, with intent to steal.—</rs>
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<interp inst="t19010325-251-punishment-20" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
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<hi rend="italic">Six months' hard labour.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HUMPHREYS</hi> having been convicted at this Court on March 28th, 1898, and
<hi rend="largeCaps">BLAKE</hi> at this Court on September 12th, 1899.
<hi rend="italic">Four other convictions were proved against Humphreys, and two against Blake.</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HUMPHREYS</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Seven years' penal servitude;</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve months' hard labour.</hi> </rs> (
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">awarded</hi> ₤1
<hi rend="italic">to William Mackey for assisting the police in the arrest of the prisoners.</hi>)
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<hi rend="italic">Six months' hard labour.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Two previous convictions were proved against him.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-255-19010325 t19010325-255-punishment-25"/>Eighteen months' hard labour.</rs> </hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, March</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1901.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">City</hi>). On March 9th, about 4.30, I saw the prisoner and Rook in George Street, Minories, with a barrow containing a roll of lead—Rook was pulling it, and the prisoner walking by his side in conversation—Ward spoke to me—I stopped Rook—the prisoner walked on—Rook said, "I met this man," the prisoner, "in Whitechapel Road; he asked me if I wanted a job; I said, 'Yes'; I went with him, and this is the consequence."</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HENDERSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COUMBE</hi>
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<interp inst="t19010325-name-76" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN PRATT</persName> </hi>. I live at the Temporary Orphanage, Carshalton—I was present in 1891 at St. Mary's Church, Acton, at a marriage between the prisoner, Ellen Agnes Durak and Thomas Hodgson—I had known the prisoner a little time, but not the man.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010325-name-77" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19010325-name-77" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR PARSLOW</persName> </hi>. I am a plate-layer, of 51, Redfern Road, Dalston—I was married to the prisoner at Old Willesden Parish Church on January 26th, 1901—I had known her since about the end of June—she told me she was single—I did not know she had been married—since January we have been living together—on March 10th I saw Thomas Hodgson at Harlesden with my wife—I asked her what she was doing there—Hodgson said, "This is my wife"—I said, "It's mine"—the prisoner went with me willingly to Willesden Police-station; I charged her there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The inspector did not tell me to keep cool—he told Hodgson and my wife to sit down; I stood up all the time.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010325-name-78" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19010325-name-78" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE COX</persName> </hi>(
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant, X</hi>). On March 10th Parslow, Hodgson, and the prisoner came into the station—Hodgson said, "This is my wife"—Parslow said, "No, it's mine"—they began to wrangle, and got excited—I invited them to sit down, and went out and made inquiry—when I came back the prisoner was put in the dock, charged with intermarrying,</p>
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<p>and Paralow signed the charge-sheet—the prisoner said to Hodgson "Have not you stopped me and asked me for money?"</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in her defence, on oath, said that she believed her husband's marriage with her was invalid, as she had reasonable grounds, from conver
<lb/>sation with a Mrs. Crimmins, for believing he was already married.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010325-name-79" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010325-name-79" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010325-name-79" type="surname" value="DURAK"/>
<interp inst="t19010325-name-79" type="given" value="JESSE"/>JESSE DURAK</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoners mother, and live at 51, Redfern Road, Willesden—I was present at an interview between her and Mrs. Crimmins early in May last year, at Church Road, Acton—my daughter complained to Mrs. Crimmins of her husband Hodgson's conduct with my younger daughter—Mrs. Crimmins laughed and said, "What do you expect when he has a wife of his own, living somewhere in Chelsea?"—it was on a Saturday night—when Hodgson came home my daughter said, "You are here?"—he said, "Yes, I am"—she said, "Well, you had better go home to your wife"—he buried his face in his hands, fell on his knees, and said, "For God's sake,
<hi rend="italic">Nell,</hi> don't
<hi rend="italic">shop</hi> me."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw the prisoner three times; once about May 1st, the second time in my house on May 26th—the prisoner did say, "That has got to be proved," but not in the house, but when he met his wife in the street—I was near enough to hear.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010325-name-80" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19010325-name-80" type="surname" value="DURAK"/>
<interp inst="t19010325-name-80" type="given" value="MARTHA ELIZABETH"/>MARTHA ELIZABETH DURAK</persName> </hi>. I am the last witness's daughter and the prisoner's sister-in-law—he made improper overtures to me—he addressed me in an indecent way.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Strongly recommended to mercy by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi> </rs>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-258-19010325 t19010325-258-punishment-26"/>Two days' imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES WHITE</hi> (17)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010325-259-offence-1 t19010325-name-83"/>Alexander Laird</persName>, and stealing from him a purse, tobacco box, and other articles, and 5s. 6d., his property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COUNSEL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010325-name-84" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010325-name-84" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010325-name-84" type="surname" value="LAIRD"/>
<interp inst="t19010325-name-84" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER LAIRD</persName> </hi>. I am a fireman on board the steamship
<hi rend="italic">Avon,</hi> lying at the Continental Wharf, Wapping—on the evening of March 5th, about 7.20 p.m., I was in Shoreditch—I asked a young man, whom I do not know, the way to Bethnal Green Road—he said he would show me—we came to Brick Lane, where the prisoner Lane was standing, with another young man—when half-way down the lane I saw them following, about 15 years behind me—the one who was showing me the road gave a whistle and put his arm round my neck, and White came out of a passage—four men set on to me, the two prisoners and two others, and the man who was showing me the way had me by the throat—I kicked out right and left—I had a key, a pocket knife, and an ounce of tobacco; they took those from me, and I was left alone—they did not take my purse then—I told them that all I had was 41/2d., and would give it to them if they would let me go—they immediately tripped me up again, and took the purse from my pocket, and all four ran away—I ran after them and shouted, "Murder!"—Buckley came up, and I went with him to a coffee shop in Brick Lane, and saw both prisoners there, and they were arrested—there was 5s. 6d. in the purse.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Lane.</hi> The man that was showing me the way had got me by the throat, and the others went through my pockets, and you were one of them—I do not say I was perfectly sober—at the station I was excited, and wanted to take the law into my own hands, but the constable would not allow me—I did not say that you had a black handkerchief on.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by White.</hi> The first time I saw you was in the lane; I am sure you were one of the gang.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010325-name-85" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010325-name-85" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010325-name-85" type="surname" value="NORTON"/>
<interp inst="t19010325-name-85" type="given" value="SIMON"/>SIMON NORTON</persName> </hi>. On the evening of March 5th I saw the prosecutor lying on the ground in Buxton Street, Brick Lane, and White kicking him—I tried to stop White, and was hit in the face by one of the others—I stayed with the prosecutor till a constable came up—we went to a coffeeshop and saw White and Lane sitting at the same table, eating—the prosecutor may have had something to drink, but he knew what he was about.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Lane.</hi> At the Police-station the prosecutor pointed to you, and said you were one of the men.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by White.</hi> I saw you kicking the prosecutor—you were both strangers to me—the first time I saw you was on the night of this occurrence.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. It is a very dark turning—there was a light outside the beer-shop where I was standing, and I could see prosecutor lying on the ground, and White kicking him—I recognised him as being the smallest of the gang.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BUCKLEY</hi> (241
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). On March 5th, about 7.30, I was on duty at the corner of Eyre Street, Brick Lane, where I found the prose
<lb/>cutor—he made a statement to me, and I went to Clark's coffee shop, and found the two prisoners—the prosecutor said that Lane was the man that "went through" his pockets, and White was the lad who kicked him—I took Lane—he said he was innocent—the prosecutor was not drunk.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Lane.</hi> The prosecutor had had some drink, but was not drunk—he pointed you and White out to me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Lane's defence:</hi> I have got my mother at home, who is very ill, to keep, and am perfectly innocent of this charge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">White's defence:</hi> I just went down Brick Lane into the coffee-shop, and never saw the gentleman before.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010325-259-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19010325-259-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, Lane at Guildhall on December 6th, 1898, and White at Worship Street on December 5th, 1900; other convictions were proved against them.—
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<interp inst="t19010325-259-punishment-27" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-259-19010325 t19010325-259-punishment-27"/>Twelve months' hard labour each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES SMITH</hi> (16)</persName>,
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<interp inst="def2-260-19010325" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HEBBERT EDWARD PARDOE</hi> (16)</persName>,
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE SKINNER</hi> (14)</persName>, and
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<interp inst="def4-260-19010325" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def4-260-19010325" type="age" value="14"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">BENJAMIN BIGLAND</hi> (14)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19010325-260-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="breakingPeace"/>
<interp inst="t19010325-260-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="wounding"/>, Unlawfully assaulting
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<interp inst="t19010325-name-90" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010325-260-offence-1 t19010325-name-90"/>Bernard Steinberg</persName> and occasioning him actual bodily harm.</rs>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">for the Prosecution, offered no evidence against</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BIGLAND</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t19010325-260-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19010325-260-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t19010325-260-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010325-name-91" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010325-name-91" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010325-name-91" type="surname" value="STEINBERG"/>
<interp inst="t19010325-name-91" type="given" value="BERNARD"/>BERNARD STEINBERG</persName> </hi>. I am a provision dealer, of 385, Cambridge Road—at 5.15 p.m. on February 17th I was in Cambridge Road, oppo
<lb/>site the Museum, where I saw five boys, three of whom were the</p>
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<p>prisoners—Smith came up to me and said, "Go, you Dutchman, to your own country"—they all had pistols, and Pardoe fired at me, but did not hit me—then Smith fired and shot me on my right shoulder.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. He was the width of the pavement away from me when he fired—they then ran off, and I walked away, thinking it was a stone that had hit me, but afterwards found that it was a bullet, which had gone right through my clothes—I went to the station, showed them to the inspector, and afterwards recognised all three prisoners there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Smith.</hi> I am sure it was you who shot me in the back—I saw the pistol in your hand.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Skinner.</hi> You fired at me from across the road, but did not hit me—I picked you out at the Police-station, and am sure you were one of the boys.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010325-name-92" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010325-name-92" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010325-name-92" type="surname" value="SLY"/>
<interp inst="t19010325-name-92" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS SLY</persName> </hi>(
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector</hi>). On the evening of February 17th the prosecutor called at Bethnal Green Police-station and made a complaint to me—I examined his clothing and found a hole in his overcoat, under
<lb/>coat, vest and shirt, at the top of the back, near the right shoulder—his skin was burnt, and there was a red mark about the size of a shilling—I found this bullet (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) in the lining of his vest.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010325-name-93" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010325-name-93" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010325-name-93" type="surname" value="HANDLEY"/>
<interp inst="t19010325-name-93" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT HANDLEY</persName> </hi>(
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant, J</hi>). At 9 o'clock on February 19th I went to 6, Grove Street, where I saw Skinner—I told him I was a police officer, and should arrest him for being concerned with four others in shooting Bernard Steinberg on Sunday, about 5.30, in Cam
<lb/>bridge Road—he said, "I was with them; I did not shoot him; someone shot me, and this is the bullet that was taken from my hand at the London Hospital to-day," handing me a bullet; "who fired the shots I do not know; Pardoe, Smith, and Bigland had pistols; I threw mine away before it happened; I bought my pistol on Saturday night with Bigland; we both had pistols, and we gave 1s. 6d. each for them, and we both had 100 cartridges, which we gave 6 1/2d. for"—he was taken to the station and charged, and made no answer.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010325-name-94" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010325-name-94" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010325-name-94" type="surname" value="BOON"/>
<interp inst="t19010325-name-94" type="given" value="BERTRAM"/>BERTRAM BOON</persName> </hi> (340
<hi rend="italic">J</hi>). At 6.30 on February 18th I saw Pardoe in the Oval, Hackney Road—I asked him if be had a pistol, and he pro
<lb/>duced this pistol (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) and three cartridges loaded—I took his name and address, and made a report of it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Pardoe.</hi> You said that you had it to defend your
<lb/>self with—you did not say that you had been attacked by robbers.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010325-name-95" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010325-name-95" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010325-name-95" type="surname" value="GRAVER"/>
<interp inst="t19010325-name-95" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD GRAVER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective, J</hi>). At 12 p.m. on February 19th I went to 46, Camden Street, and saw Pardoe—I told him I should arrest him for shooting at Bernard Steinberg in Cambridge Road, about 5 p.m. on Sunday, the 17th—he said, "I did not shoot the man; I shot mine into the ground." He was taken to the station and charged, and made no reply.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010325-name-96" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010325-name-96" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010325-name-96" type="surname" value="KNOWLES"/>
<interp inst="t19010325-name-96" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE KNOWLES</persName> </hi>. I am 13 years old, and live at 16, Camden Street, Bethnal Green—I know Smith—he gave me this pistol to mind for him and a number of cartridges—I handed them over to the police.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010325-name-97" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010325-name-97" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010325-name-97" type="surname" value="ALLEN"/>
<interp inst="t19010325-name-97" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK ALLEN</persName> </hi>(
<hi rend="italic">Detective, J</hi>). At 10 a.m. on February 20th I arrested Smith—I told him I should take him into custody for being concerned with four others in shooting a man in Cambridge Road on the 17th—he said, "I have not got a pistol. I was in a coffee-shop; we all</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Sixth Session,</hi> 1900—1901. 397</p>
<p>came out together; someone fired two shots; one of them struck the board outside the Post-office, and the other one hit a Jew man; I gave my pistol to a boy named Knowles"—I went to Smith's house, 29, Gale's Gardens, and found two cartridges in the ticket pocket of the jacket he is now wearing—I showed them to him at the station—he said, "I had a pistol about three months ago, and they may have been in there since then"—he was charged and made no reply.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Smith's defence:</hi> I was only walking behind them.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SMITH, PARDOE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SKINNER</hi>
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<interp inst="t19010325-260-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="lesserOffence"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of a common assault.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">There was a further indictment against them for demanding money with menaces,</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">upon which no evidence was offered.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t19010325-260-punishment-28" type="punishmentCategory" value="miscPunish"/>
<interp inst="t19010325-260-punishment-28" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="sureties"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-260-19010325 t19010325-260-punishment-28"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-260-19010325 t19010325-260-punishment-28"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-260-19010325 t19010325-260-punishment-28"/>
<hi rend="italic">To enter into recognizances to come up for judgment if called on.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, March</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1901.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ANNIE LEWIS</hi> (61)</persName> and
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010325-261-offence-2 t19010325-name-101"/>Alfred Stedall</persName>,</rs> both having been con
<lb/>victed of felony, Lewis at West London Police-court on August 31st, 1900, and Ball at this Court on May 20th, 1895.
<hi rend="italic">Ten other convictions, includ
<lb/>ing four of penal servitude, were proved against Lewis , and four against Ball, including twoterms of penal servitude</hi>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-261-19010325 t19010325-261-punishment-29"/>.—
<hi rend="italic">Three years' penal servitude each.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS FOWELL</hi> (28),
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FRANK BUTLER</hi> </rs> </persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010325-262-offence-1 t19010325-name-103"/>Jessie Terry</persName>, </rs>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<interp inst="t19010325-262-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010325-262-offence-2 t19010325-name-104"/>Frederick Lehmann</persName>,</rs> having been convicted of felony at Folkestone on October 31st, 1899, as
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<interp inst="t19010325-name-105" type="given" value="FRANK"/>Frank Butler</persName>.
<hi rend="italic">Nine other convictions were proved against him.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-262-19010325 t19010325-262-punishment-30"/>Seven years' penal servitude.</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t19010325-262-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE CHIVERS</hi> (51)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19010325-263-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="other"/>, to unlawfully throwing a fish-spanner at a railway train. </rs>
<hi rend="italic">Eleven convictions were proved against him.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-263-19010325 t19010325-263-punishment-31"/>Twelve months' hard labour.</rs> </hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES GRIFFITHS</hi> (48)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010325-264-offence-1 t19010325-name-108"/>John Harris Square</persName> by false pretences,</rs>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<interp inst="t19010325-264-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>to unlaw
<lb/>fully forging a telegram, with intent to defraud,</rs> having been convicted of felony on February 7th, 1900.—
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<hi rend="italic">Nine months' hard labour.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t19010325-264-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010325-265-offence-1 t19010325-name-111"/>Johanna Shine</persName>, with intent to do them grievous bodily harm.</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Three years' penal servitude.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t19010325-265-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> And</p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010325-266-offence-1 t19010325-name-113"/>Berta Hanenstein</persName>,</rs>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<interp inst="t19010325-name-114" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010325-266-offence-2 t19010325-name-114"/>John Smith</persName>, by false pretences,</rs> having been convicted of obtaining money by false pretences on January 15th, 1900.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-266-19010325 t19010325-266-punishment-34"/>
<hi rend="italic">Nine months' hard labour.</hi> </rs>
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<join result="criminalCharge" id="t19010325-267-charge-2" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-267-19010325 t19010325-267-offence-1 t19010325-267-verdict-1"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">AMELIA MARTIN</hi> (25)</persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN WILLIAM CARROLL</hi> (24)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POYNTER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010325-name-118" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER HOOD</persName> </hi>. I am a waiter, employed as an extra man at Anderton's Hotel, Fleet Street, and live at Gloucester Road, Theobald's Road—on February 28th, between 12.30 and 1 a.m., I left the hotel—I had about 4s. or 5s. on me—I had had the same amount of drink as I</p>
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<p>usually have—I knew what I was about—I went into Theobald's Road, where I was spoken to by Martin—I did not speak to her, because it was opposite the house where I live—I was suddenly struck twice by Carroll; once on the back of my head and once in my face—I believe the woman struck me—I was not locked up for being drunk and incapable that night—I was rendered insensible by the violence—I was knocked down, and I believe I was grappling with Carroll till he and I were locked up—I went to the station, and then went home—next morning I made a mistake, and went to the wrong Police-station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Carroll.</hi> I did not ask Martin to have a cup of coffee—she did not tell me to go about my business—I did not use bad language to her—I did not see you, you came up behind—I did not strike you first—you put your hand into my right-hand trousers pocket, and tore it; and you opened my waistcoat—I did not lose any money, but that was not your fault—I will not swear that Martin struck me, but she tried to help you.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010325-name-119" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER GOOSS</persName> </hi> (384
<hi rend="italic">D</hi>). About 1.15 on March 1st I was on plain clothes duty in Theobald's Road—I saw Martin on the footway—I saw Hood coming along on the same side—Martin went up to him and said some
<lb/>thing, I could not hear what—Hood said, "I have got a wife of my own; I live round the corner"—she stood in front of him, and at the same time Carroll, who was standing behind a urinal near by, crossed the road to where Martin and Hood were standing—he got in front of Hood, and said, "What are you doing here with my wife?" and put his left hand into Hood's right-hand pocket—he protested—I could not hear what he said, and Carroll knocked him down four times—when he got up the fourth time Martin struck him in the face—I went across and arrested Carroll—he said, "All right, I will go to the station quietly"—Police-constable Wall, whom I had spoken to, took Martin—the prisoner made no reply to the charge—Hood was very dazed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Carroll.</hi> Hood did not attempt to strike you first—I was four or five yards from you when you attempted to rob him—on the way to the station Hood attempted to strike you; he wanted to fight you in the station—when you said I ought to charge Hood with using obscene language, I did not say, "We do as we like with them when we have them inside here"—Hood was drunk when he came to the Court next morning, and was told by the Magistrate to come the next Saturday.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010325-name-120" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT WALL</persName> </hi> (164
<hi rend="italic">E</hi>). At 1.15 a.m. on March 1st I was on duty in Theobald's Road—I saw Martin talking to Hood, and I saw Carroll cross the road towards them, and stand facing Hood—he said, "What are you saying to my wife?"—he felt in Hood's left-hand pocket with his right hand; something was said which I could not hear, and then he struck him in the face and knocked him down—Martin also struck him, and I took her into custody—she said nothing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Carroll.</hi> The prosecutor did not want to fight you in the station—I did not hear him use bad language towards Martin, or say that he did not wish to charge you.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before the Magistrate each prisoner said:</hi>"I do not wish to say anything now; I call no witnesses."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Carroll, in his defence, on oath, said that he had been out with some friends; that he met Martin in Oxford Street; that he did not know her before, but was seeing her home; that he left her for a minute to go to the urinal, and when he came out he saw Hood talking to her, and using filthy language; that he asked him what he meant by doing so, and that Hood attempted to strike him; that, to defend himself, he knocked him down; that the police came up and said they would charge him with assault and attempted robbery; that he had a good character, and had worked for Greenlaw & Co. for six and a-half years, and for Hine, Parker & Co. for a year, for Milness & Shales for two years, and was now working for his father, a decorator; and that he had no reason to rob the prosecutor; he denied that he had lived with Martin, that he had ever been in trouble, or charged with any offence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence in Reply.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010325-name-121" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010325-name-121" type="surname" value="SCHOLES"/>
<interp inst="t19010325-name-121" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED SCHOLES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant D</hi>). Carroll was charged with stealing jewellery on October 8th, 1900, at Tottenham Court Road Police-station, and, after two remands, was discharged at Bow Street under the name of Collins—I have known him since then as an associate of most dangerous characters, some now undergoing penal servitude, who have been sentenced this year, and were then convicted thieves—I have seen him a dozen times with Martin since October, she is a prostitute, and frequents Tottenham Court Road—another officer has recognised Carroll since he has been in Court.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010325-name-122" type="given" value="PERCY"/>PERCY WHITE</persName> </hi>(
<hi rend="italic">Detective, L</hi>). I recognised Carroll this morning—he was sentenced en May 25th, 1899, to one month's hard labour, in the name of John William Young, at Bow Street Police-court, for attempting to pick pockets, with a man named John Leycester—since he has been out I have seen him with a man named Milk, who is now undergoing penal servitude—I know him as an associate of thieves.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010325-name-123" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010325-name-123" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010325-name-123" type="surname" value="GOSS"/>
<interp inst="t19010325-name-123" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER GOSS</persName> </hi> (384
<hi rend="italic">D</hi>). I have seen the prisoners together nightly since November—I have seen them enter a brothel in Creasy, Street together—I have known Martin as a prostitute for about 12 months.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010325-267-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>.—
<hi rend="largeCaps">MARTIN</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Nine months' hard labour;</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CARROLL</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Three years' penal servitude.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, March</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1901.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SAMUEL WILLIAM MARRIOTT</hi> (47)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JENKINS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FOWKE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010325-name-126" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN DAVIS</persName> </hi>. I am a furniture dealer—I was present at the registry office in Blackfriars Road in 1890, when the prisoner was married to Caroline Barnard—she is still alive; I saw her last Sunday.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not know the prisoner—I did not then know that he had been married in 1874—I am only related to him by marriage—my wife and Caroline Barnard are sisters.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010325-name-127" type="given" value="FRANCES"/>FRANCES JACKSON</persName> </hi>. I am a nurse, and live at 54, Clarence Road, Kentish Town—I went through a marriage ceremony with the prisoner in Decem
<lb/>ber, 1897, at Camden Town—he described himself as a widower—I had no</p>
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<p>knowledge that he had a wife living—I lived with him a year and three months—I learned at the beginning of last November that his wife was alive—I had left him three times through his bad conduct—he is an advertising contractor—I produce a copy of our marriage certificate—I gave him in custody three weeks ago, two days after finding out where he was—I did not know where he was before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I left him in November because I heard that he was married—this letter is my writing—(
<hi rend="italic">An affectionate letter to the prisoner.</hi>)—he has children—I pawned a good many of his things—I only knew he had been married once before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I pawned his things because he went away and kept me without food.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010325-name-128" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER GALE</persName> </hi>(
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). On March 11th I went with Miss Jackson to 66, St. George's Street, Southwark, and took the prisoner in custody—I produce a certificate of his marriage to his real wife at the District Registrar's Office, St. Saviour's, Southwark—I have not seen her.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010325-268-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19010325-268-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">The prosecutrix stated that the prisoner had seduced her before their marriage.—
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<interp inst="t19010325-268-punishment-37" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19010325-268-punishment-37" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-268-19010325 t19010325-268-punishment-37"/>Six months in the second division.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">DOMINICO COPPOLA</hi> (53)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010325-269-offence-1 t19010325-name-130"/>Guiseppe Germain</persName>, with intent to do him grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARBURTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RANDOLPH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">At the suggestion of the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER, MR. WARBURTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">consented to a verdict of</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of unlawfully wounding.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">To enter into recognizances to come up for judgment if called upon.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRIFFITHS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010325-name-133" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BRENCHLEY</persName> </hi>. I am a general carman, of 23, Northumberland Street, Poplar—on February 28th I had to deliver some coffee in Tower Street—there is a back entry to the warehouse in Seething Lane—I got there about 11.40 a.m., and went to call someone to help me—I was away about four minutes, and when I came back the van and contents were gone—there was a bag of coffee weighing lcwt. 2qr. 141b., value ₤5 17s., four empty bags, a stable key, and a tub—I ran towards Tower Hill, and a carman named Lee, whom I knew, said, "Your van has gone over the hill"—I jumped upon his trolley, and we went after my van, and lost fight of it in Leman Street—I gave information at the station, and Lee described the man—I saw my van the same night at Bethnal Green Station—the shafts were broken to atoms, the harness and the coffee were gone, and the contents of the van, but the coffee-bag was there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010325-name-134" type="given" value="PATRICK"/>PATRICK LEE</persName> </hi>. I am a carman, of York Street, Old Gravel Lane—I know Brenchley and his horse and van—on Thursday, February 28th, I was in a van on Tower Hill, and saw the prisoner driving Brenchley's van—I saw what looked like a coffee-bag in it, and a cask—as he passed me he nodded his head and laughed at me—he had the reins and a whip in his hands—another man was sitting on the tailboard—I saw Brenchley coming—he jumped on my van, and we went after the prisoner, but did</p>
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<p>not catch him—I gave information to the police—I have known the prisoner three years, and picked him out on the Sunday morning from 12 other men.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not know the other man—the prisoner was driving very fast—he was on the front, with his feet on the panel—I was driving slowly—there were other vehicles on Tower Hill, in front of and behind Brenchley's—the prisoner always laughs at me every time he sees me—I do not know where he lives; I know him about Wapping—he is generally dressed the same—I am a little deaf—the police wrote down the description I gave.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I told the policeman whose van he was driving—I knew it well, and both the men—Martin is the name of the other man.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010325-name-135" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT SPENCELEY</persName> </hi> (40
<hi rend="italic">H.R.</hi>). I am stationed at King David Lane—I received information of this robbery at a quarter to 5—I met the prisoner in Gravel Lane on Sunday morning, the 3rd, and told him he answered the description of a man who was charged with stealing a van—he said, "It is a mistake, and you have got to prove it"—the horse and van were then at Bethnal Green.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He gave his address in Coleman Street, City—I did not find out whether that was correct.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). The prisoner was brought to me at the Minories on Sunday morning, and charged with stealing a horse and van and contents—he made no reply—I saw the van—both shafts were broken.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The Metropolitan policeman did not say to me that the prisoner said, "It is a mistake, and you have got to prove it;" but he said so at the Mansion House—I sent an officer to 6, Coleman Street, and found it was the prisoner's correct address.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010325-270-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at Clerkenwell on April 18th, 1899. He had also been convicted in 1885, when he was a boy.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">RICHARD COMPTON</hi> (23)</persName>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ROSE</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BLACKWELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010325-name-140" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ASSER</persName> </hi>. I am carman to Edward Lloyd, a carman, of Nor
<lb/>folk Street, Mile End—on February 25th, at 12.45, I was in Fleet Street, delivering cases—I went up a court and got a hand-truck, and when I came back I missed a case from the van—I spoke to a constable, and afterwards saw Rose with a detective—I did not see Compton.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010325-name-141" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BEECHEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). On February 25th, about 12.50, I was on duty in Fleet Street and saw Lloyd's trolley on the near side—I saw the prisoners with two others—they went up to the trolley and took a case and put the tailboard up and went away—I followed the van up Fetter Lane, and asked Rose where he was going with the case, and to show me his bill—he said that he had not got one—I took him back and met Asser, who said that he had lost it—the van was examined, and two jemmies, two chisels, an axe, a screw-hammer, a handsaw, and two pieces of canvas were found in it, wrapped up—it was a covered one-horse van.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Compton.</hi> I saw you go up to the van with three others and take the case—you were on the footway—there was nobody in the van.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010325-name-142" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES KENNEDY</persName> </hi> (349,
<hi rend="italic">City</hi>). On February 25th, about 12.45, I was in Fetter Lane—Beechey spoke to me—I stopped the van, and Compton was given into my charge; I detained him while Rose was taken—I took him to the station—he was charged with being concerned with Rose in stealing a case off a trolley in Fleet Street; he made no reply.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Compton's defence:</hi> I was not engaged in moving the case; I simply got up in the van to have a ride.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">COMPTON</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Both prisoners then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to previous convictions; Rose at Guildhall on September 2nd, 1898; and Compton, at Clerkenwell, on December 5th, 1899. Five other convictions were proved against Rose, and two against Compton, who had also been convicted of robbery with violence at Cape Town, when he was in the Army.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">COMPTON</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Four years' penal servitude;</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ROSE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-271-19010325 t19010325-271-punishment-41"/>Eighteen months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM EDWARD ALLISON</hi> (25)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010325-272-offence-1 t19010325-name-144"/>Lucy Elizabeth Allison</persName>, with intent to do her grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RAVEN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEYCESTER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">directed the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to find a verdict of</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">NOT GUILTY</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">as it appeared that the prisoner did not shoot at the prosecutrix, but fired a pistol to frighten her.</hi> </rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">NOT GUILTY</hi>(
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<interp inst="t19010325-273-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="italic">Six months in the second division.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RICHARDSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010325-name-149" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010325-name-149" type="surname" value="PADDON"/>
<interp inst="t19010325-name-149" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES PADDON</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, of 144, Corporation Street, Plais
<lb/>tow—on February 26th, about 7.45, I was in George Yard, Whitechapel, and was seized by two men and a woman; they laid on me, and took 4s. 41/2d. and some keys and a purse from me—one said, "Have you got it,
<hi rend="italic">Jack?</hi>"—they ran away, and I got up and hunted every public-house for two hours, and found the prisoner in the Duke's Head—I recognised him—he turned very white—I gave him in custody; he is the man who sat on my arm and said, "If you lie quiet we will not hurt you."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010325-name-150" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BUTLER</persName> </hi> (191,
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). Mr. Paddon called me, and I went with him to Whitechapel Road, where he showed me the prisoner in a public-house bar, and gave him in custody for an assault; he said that he was not there; the Duke's Head is about half a mile from where the prosecutor was robbed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence:</hi> I had been at work, and he came in and said, "That is the man," and gave me in charge; he came to the station, and I told him I would make him pay for it. I went to see the landlord of the Duke's Head last night, and he said he would be here.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MRS. SAUNDERS</hi>. The prisoner is my brother; he is a potman—he has never been in a Police-court, or charged with anything—he has always had an honest character.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARBURTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010325-name-153" type="given" value="CATHERINE"/>CATHERINE COLLINS</persName> </hi>. I live at 36, Crescent Street, Kensington—on March 16th, about 2 a.m., I was in Blenheim Crescent; the prisoner followed me down the street—I had never seen him before—I said that I did not want him; he grabbed at my hand, and took four penny pieces and ran across the road; I ran after him and called out—he threw me on my back and ran off; a policeman came up; I saw the prisoner at the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I did not ask you to go for a walk with me, nor did you push me away—I did not wait till I got into another road before I shouted out—I did not accost you, with two other women.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010325-name-154" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19010325-name-154" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH DAVIS</persName> </hi> (225,
<hi rend="italic">F</hi>). On March 16th, about 2 a.m., I heard screams of "Murder!" and found the prosecutrix crying—two women gave me the prisoner's name, and I found him with a hand up to his face; the prosecutrix said, "That is the man"; I said, "Martin, I want you"; he said, "What for?"—I said, "Robbery with violence"; I took him to the station—5 1/2d. was found on him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You walked away—I have known you for seven years.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010325-name-155" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH OWEN</persName> </hi>. I live at 47, Hems Street, Notting Hill—on March 6th I was in Clarendon Road, and heard a woman scream—she was running, and the prisoner was following her—he knocked her down and kicked her, and ran into Portland Road—I communicated with an officer, who is not present—several men ran in different directions.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You were by my side when the constable came up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence:</hi> I left home about 1.30. I had not to go to work till 4 o'clock, when I got paid off. I had come from Cardiff. This woman came up to me and asked me to go for a walk with her. I said, "No, I have no money." She still followed me, and I pushed her away I have always worked hard for my living. Here are my certificates when I left my ship—(
<hi rend="italic">Handing in certificates to his character</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence in reply to the prisoner.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PAYNE</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). Prisoner has been convicted of drunkenness and fighting nine times—he was charged at Marylebone in December and discharged—he is the associate of thieves—he is a general bad character, and a terror to the neighbourhood—two years ago an ice-cream man was obbed, who gave the prisoner's name, and he ran away, and I did not ree him for two years.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010325-275-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">The police stated that one of the prisoner's friends was now under remand charged with assaulting the witness Owen, to prevent her giving evidence.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday and Thursday, March</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th and</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1901</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Channell.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">James received a good character.—
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<join result="nameAlias" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010325-name-163 t19010325-alias-2"/>Thompson</rs> </persName>, aged 10 years, in a manner likely to cause her unnecessary suffering.
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010325-name-164" type="given" value="AGNES LOUISA"/>AGNES LOUISA KEBLE</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Frederick Keble, a still-worker, of 18, Clarence Street, Rotherhithe—I took care of Florence Thompson; she was the daughter of the male prisoner; her mother had been living with him—the child's mother died about 12 months ago last May or June—when I took charge of Florence and another child she was a strong and healthy child, about eight years old—she was not a dirty child—she did not suffer from ill-health at all while with me—in October, 1899, I gave her back to the male prisoner, who had then been married to the female prisoner for about a fortnight—the child had a good head of hair—I saw her again about December, when the female prisoner was ill; she looked well then—I saw her again on January 10th—she looked very pale and thin, and had a bruise on her cheek—I saw her again at Whitsun
<lb/>tide—she was very dirty, and had a gash across her face; her hair was thin, scanty, dirty, and matted—I did not see her again till she was at the infirmary; she was then nothing but skin and bone—I did not recognise this photo of her at first.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Rose White.</hi> I think it was at Whitsun that I saw the child—I said that you would have to be careful of her head; she had a slight discharge from her ears.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010325-name-165" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE CHAPMAN</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Alfred Chapman, a laundry carman, of Silchester Road—the male prisoner and Florence's mother lodged in my house for two years—they left the year before last—Florence was with them all the time they were with me; they were not with me when she died—the female prisoner never lived in my house—the child was a fine, fat, big girl—I saw her the day after she went to live with the prisoners—I saw her once after that, playing in the street—she had a cut across her eye—she looked very poorly and thin; she did not look very dirty—I saw her about three weeks or a month before she went to the infirmary—she was then looking very bad indeed; I hardly knew her—I asked her if she felt ill, and if she would like a biscuit; she shook her head—I gave her a biscuit; she snatched it from me, and ran away—she had very little clothes on; it was a pouring wet day—I spoke to the female prisoner about her once—she complained about the child being dirty.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Alfred White.</hi> I saw the child out in the rain with not much on.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Rose White.</hi> I gave her 1/2d.—I did not see her at Whitsun.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010325-name-166" type="given" value="JESSIE"/>JESSIE SHOWL</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Frederick Showl, and am assistant schoolmistress at St. Helen's Church School—Florence White was one of my pupils—she came first about 18 months ago; she was a healthy child—I never noticed anything dirty about her—she had long hair, and was well nourished—she remained with me till about last July—I noticed that she got thinner and quieter—the school broke up in July, and she never returned—she was not especially intelligent, but was likely to get on.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010325-name-167" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES JENNER</persName> </hi>. I am a wood-chopper, of 22, Kenley Road—I have known the male prisoner 12 or 14 years—I used to work for him—I remember Florence being with him—I was working for him when she was taken away—when she first came under his care she was in a very good condition—just before she went away she looked rather thin and very dirty; she had a black eye—I asked her father two or three times to have a doctor to have her seen to—he said he should have to try and do something—he was a master wood-chopper—we worked at his home.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Alfred White.</hi> While you were ill in bed I said to you, "Why don't you get the same doctor who is attending you to attend to her?" and you made no answer.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010325-name-168" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ROBERTS</persName> </hi>. I am an inspector in the employ of the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children—on November 17th I went to 4, Calvery Street, about 10.30 a.m., and saw both the prisoners—I told them I had received complaints about neglecting their child—they first of all brought in two of their own children—they were fairly well nourished and fairly clean—I then saw Florence—she was extremely thin—her skin was nearly black with dirt—her head was a mass of sores—she had one black eye and a bruised forehead; her nose was badly bruised, the side of her face was bruised, her lips swollen and cut, with a scab on it; her left wrist was bruised; there were vermin on the top of her head, which was nearly bald, and there was a large wound on the left side—her clothing was very thin, very dirty, verminous, and ragged—she was very frightened and nervous—I asked her questions in the prisoners' presence; she did not answer them—I said to the prisoners, "How can you account for the condition of this child?"—the woman replied, "She has fallen about and bruised herself; she is very dirty in her habits, and I have only chastised her in the proper manner; I cannot account for her thinness"—the man did not say anything then—I asked the woman to leave the room, and leave me and the father with the child—he said, "I did not know the child had a black eye; I have not seen her since Sunday last"—I said, "Has this child been seen by a doctor?"—he said, "No, but I have told my wife about it"—I took the child to a doctor in a cab—I went back with the doctor, and we both saw the room where the child slept; it was very dirty; the two beds were broken, the palliasses very dirty, and scarcely any bed clothes; the room smelt very badly; the child absolutely stank—her weight, without clothing, was 35 3/4lb.—I noticed a large bruise between her shoulders.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010325-name-169" type="given" value="EDWIN THOMAS"/>EDWIN THOMAS ENSOR</persName> </hi>. I am a medical practitioner—on November 17th the inspector brought Florence Thompson to me—I examined her,</p>
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<p>and found she was in a very thin and emaciated condition; her skin was extremely dirty, and her clothes were very dirty and scanty—she was slightly knock-kneed, her back was bruised, and she was slightly pigeon-breasted—I think the bruise on the back was the result of direct violence—she had very little hair on her head, and what she had was verminous—there was a large scab on the left side of her head, about 2in. above the ear—the right eyelid and the skin round it were discoloured, and also the bridge of her nose—there were sores on her head—they may have been caused by the filth or by a blow—she was very cowed—I had great difficulty in getting her to answer any questions—I think the bruisings and marks were all caused at different times—she had slight symptoms of chest disease, but not, in my opinion, sufficient to cause the emaciation I saw—she was apparently about nine years old—I did not see her weighed—I do not think she was quite up to the average height—the average weight of a child of her age and height would be about 601b., or a little more—her condition would be noticed by anybody; she was a wretched object—I went to the house with the inspector, and saw the room in which it was said the child slept—I agree with the inspector as to its condition—sleeping there would be likely to be injurious to its health, because of its dirty condition—I saw the other children; they were in a fair condition of health, but not over clean—there was great difference between them and the other child—my impression is that the child had been starved and very much neglected; that would account for its condition; disease would cause it, but the evidence of disease was very slight—I found symptoms of slight bronchitis.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Alfred White.</hi> I only saw the child once.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010325-name-170" type="given" value="DUNSTAN"/>DUNSTAN BREWER</persName> </hi>. I am Medical Officer at the Kensington Infirmary—Florence White was admitted on November 17th; she weighed 36 1/4lb.—I agree with the last witness as to the average weight of a child of her age and height, and with the evidence as to her condition—I attended her till her death—part of the emaciation was undoubtedly due to starvation—there was nothing in her condition to lead me to believe that she could not digest her food—ordinary care and soap and water would have kept her head clean—I noticed that she had a black eye—I think that was caused by direct violence, and not by a fall—I noticed a bruise on her back—I say that was due to direct violence—her condition must have been apparent to anyone for some time—she died on December 22nd of con
<lb/>sumption—I made a
<hi rend="italic">post
<lb/>mortem</hi> examination—I found a bruise on the top of her head of about two or three months' standing, I think—in my opinion that could only have been caused by direct violence.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010325-name-171" type="given" value="ELLEN ARKELL"/>ELLEN ARKELL HANCOX</persName> </hi>. I am a sister at the Kensington Infirmary—I remember admitting Florence; she was under my charge till her death—these (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) are photographs of the child.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Alfred White's defence:</hi> The child's mother died through drink; the child's head got dirty, and I told my wife to have her hair cut.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Rose White's defence:</hi> The child's head broke out in the spring. I used different ointments for it. I kept it as clean as I could; then her father told me to have her hair cut. She had plenty of food. I bathed her on the Friday, so her skin could not have been dirty on the Saturday."</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALFRED WHITE</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">of neglect.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">—Two months' hard labour.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ROSE WHITE</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">of neglect and ill-treatment</hi> </rs>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-278-19010325 t19010325-278-punishment-47"/>Eighteen months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010325-279-offence-1 t19010325-name-173"/>Bridget Hodges</persName>, with intent to murder her.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count:</hi> With intent to do her grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SANDS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010325-name-174" type="given" value="BRIDGET"/>BRIDGET HODGES</persName> </hi>. On the night of February 27th I was in the Duke of Wellington public-house, Shepherd Street, Spitalfields—the prisoner came in—I had had a drink that night, but nothing to upset me—she said she would take my life that night; it was my last night on earth—I said, "Mind you don't make a mistake"—she said, "Come out and fight"—I declined to fight, and said, "Fight somebody else"—the governor turned me out—I saw a policeman, and spoke to him—I then went towards White's Row—the prisoner ran after me—I turned round, and she struck me on my head and face, and knocked me down—I do not know what she struck me with—she said, "I will have your life"—a policeman came up, and I was taken to the station and to the infirmary.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I did not tell the nurse at the in
<lb/>firmary that I did not remember anything that was done—I did not strike you with a quart pot—you did not say if I attacked you you would attack me again.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010325-name-175" type="given" value="KATE"/>KATE BUCKLEY</persName> </hi>. I live at 8, White's Row, Spitalfields—I went into the Duke of Wellington with the prisoner and another woman about 10.30 p.m. on February 27th—the prosecutrix and her husband were in there—we all had some drink together—the prosecutrix was very drunk—she and the prisoner quarrelled—the prisoner and I went out together—the governor of the public-house turned the prosecutrix out—I did not see what happened outside.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw the prosecutrix pick up a pot, but I cannot say if she hit you.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> They had had a quarrel some time ago, and the prisoner got 12 months.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010325-name-176" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CURTIS</persName> </hi> (323
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). I was in Shepherd Street, Spitalfields, about 10.45 on February 27th, near the Duke of Wellington—I saw the prisoner and the prosecutrix being ejected from the public-house—after the prisoner and Buckley had gone away Hodges spoke to me—I went round Commercial Street with her for about 50 yards, and then left her to go on alone—I saw the prisoner and Buckley standing on the opposite side of the road to Hodges—Buckley came across and spoke to me—the prisoner followed the prosecutrix, and when she got up to her she stuck a knife into the left side of her head—I was about 15 yards away—when I got up to them the prosecutrix was lying on the pave
<lb/>ment, and the prisoner had a knife in her hand—I said, "Give it to me"—she dropped it on the pavement—I took both women to the station—the prosecutrix was seen by the divisional surgeon, and then was taken to the infirmary—when the prisoner was charged in the dock she said, "I wish I had had time; I would have stuck it into her throat; I wish I had done more"—when I arrested her she said, "I will go quietly"—she</p>
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<p>lives in a lodging-house in White's Row—when the prosecutrix was turned out of the public-house she was not drunk, but she had had a glass or two—the prisoner was also sober—she might have had a glass—at the Police-court she asked the Magistrate if the landlord could attend—he is not here—he said he never saw any acts of violence in the public-house, but that they were abusing one another, and he turned them out.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I could see what happened perfectly well—the pro
<lb/>secutrix was in front of you; she did not follow you.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010325-name-177" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT FOGWELL</persName> </hi> (28
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). I saw Curtis with the prisoner in custody—I found the prosecutrix lying off the footway, bleeding from her side and face and the top of the head—I should not say she was drunk—at the station the prisoner said, "I wish I had had time; I would have stuck it into her throat instead of her side. I have had 12 months, and I will do five years with a good heart. If I had
<hi rend="italic">not</hi> been drunk I would not have done it; I kept sober for the purpose"—I charged her, and she said, "All right; I will willingly swing for her. I hope the b—
<hi rend="italic">cow</hi> will die"—a young woman came to the station with her, and the prisoner said to her, "When I come out, it will be your turn next"—her name is Lawler; she has left the neighbourhood, and we cannot find her.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010325-name-178" type="given" value="JOHN FREDERICK"/>JOHN FREDERICK WALKER</persName> </hi>. I am senior medical officer at the White-chapel Infirmary—the prosecutrix was brought into the infirmary at 2 a.m. on February 28th, suffering from four wounds, two of which were slight and two serious; one of the slight ones was just above the angle of her mouth, on the left side, and the other just at the junction of the hair of the scalp and the forehead—the two serious wounds were one on each side, one 1in. long, a clean cut wound, and 1 1/8in. deep; there was not much bleeding from it; the other was also lin. wide and 1/2in. deep; it did not bleed much—considerable violence would be required to cause the wounds with this knife (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—she was not wearing stays, but a cloth jacket and some thin clothes—the actual wounds were not, in my opinion, dangerous, as no large vessel had been severed; but for the first four days there was danger, from the liability of dirt being carried into the lung—in my opinion she was under the influence of alcohol.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "I reserve my defence; I want the landlord of the public-house called at the trial."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in her defence, said that the quarrel had been going on since the was 17, that she had tried to get out of England, that the prosecu
<lb/>trix threatened her with a glass, and that she could not control herself.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">on the Second Count</hi> </rs>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-279-19010325 t19010325-279-punishment-48"/>Seven years' penal servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALFRED ASPNEY RONALYN BAKER</hi> (38)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19010325-280-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t19010325-280-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, Obtaining ₤50 and ₤109 from
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<interp inst="t19010325-name-180" type="surname" value="STONE"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010325-280-offence-1 t19010325-name-180"/>Arthur Carlyon Stanley Stone</persName> by false pretences,</rs> and
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<persName id="t19010325-name-181" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t19010325-name-181" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010325-name-181" type="surname" value="FRANCO"/>
<interp inst="t19010325-name-181" type="given" value="FELIPE SANTIAGO"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010325-280-offence-2 t19010325-name-181"/>Felipe Santiago Franco</persName> without in
<lb/>forming him that he was an undischarged bankrupt.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STEPHENSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<persName id="t19010325-name-182" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010325-name-182" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19010325-name-182" type="given" value="WILLIAM GEORGE"/>WILLIAM GEORGE BEETLESTONE</persName> </hi>. I am a messenger in the London Bankruptcy Court, and I produce the file in the bankruptcy of Alfred Aspney Ronalyn Baker in 1892—he was adjudicated bankrupt on January 2nd, 1893; liabilities ₤636, assets
<hi rend="italic">nil</hi>—he has never been discharged—I also produce the file in the bankruptcy of Alfred Lussan, who was</p>
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<p>adjudicated bankrupt on June 10th, 1896—on the file there is an amended statement of affairs, dated February 6th, 1898, liabilities ₤1, 358 10s., assets
<hi rend="italic">nil</hi>—amongst the creditors is the name of John Robinson, of Warnford Court, City—a dividend of 5s. 2d. in the ₤ was paid, but there is no discharge.</p>
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<persName id="t19010325-name-183" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010325-name-183" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010325-name-183" type="surname" value="DILLINGHAM"/>
<interp inst="t19010325-name-183" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE DILLINGHAM</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Peterborough County Court, and produce the file in the bankruptcy of Alfred De Lussan, of Woodcroft Castle, Market Deeping; that is the prisoner—the order for adjudication is dated February 26th, 1900—the liabilities are ₤2,583. and assets
<hi rend="italic">nil</hi>—there are notes of the defendant's examination on the file—the answers were given to the questions, and were signed—he is still un
<lb/>discharged—I also produce the file in the bankruptcy of Eliza Baker, of Granville House, Glinton—the order of adjudication is dated January 5th, 1895, on the petition of Mr. Richardson, a jeweller—a judgment of ₤342 had been obtained against her and the prisoner—the liabilities of Mrs. Baker are ₤392 0s. 6d. assets ₤11—there hat been no discharge—I should not recognise Mrs. Baker again.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010325-name-184" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19010325-name-184" type="given" value="HOWARD WILLIAM"/>HOWARD WILLIAM COX</persName> </hi>. I am the Official Receiver at Cambridge and Peterborough—the prisoner's bankruptcy is in the Peterborough district—I am the trustee in his bankruptcy—I have been unable to find any assets belonging to him—there are no assets that I can realise anything on—they will all go to thet rustees in the previous bankruptcy before they come to me—I am also trustee in his mother's bankruptcy; that is Eliza Baker—she has a life interest under her husband's will, and the rents are being received by the Chancery Division of the High Court of Justice—nothing comes to me, but I believe in two and a half years the mortgages will be paid off, when I hope to get something, which I shall have to pay to the creditors, so there will be nothing for the prisoner till after that—I examined the prisoner—he was also examined by Mr. Stone, a creditor and a solicitor—(
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's examination was partly read.</hi>)</p>
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<interp inst="t19010325-name-185" type="given" value="WOLFF"/>WOLFF LEVY</persName> </hi>. The late Mr. Rubenstein, solicitor, of Regent Street, acted for me in a matter of an advance of ₤400 which I made to the prisoner—I have not received the ₤400 or the interest, from the prisoner—on May 20th, 1897, I assigned the mortgage to Rubenstein—this is it, dated May 12th, 1900, signed by Alfred Baker—this (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) is the document by which I assigned the mortgage to Rubenstein for ₤680.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> My solicitor told me it was a good security—I believe the interest was 6 per cent.</p>
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<persName id="t19010325-name-186" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010325-name-186" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010325-name-186" type="surname" value="SEELEY"/>
<interp inst="t19010325-name-186" type="given" value="HAROLD ERNEST"/>HAROLD ERNEST SEELEY</persName> </hi>. I was clerk to the late Mr. Rubenstein when this mortgage was made out—Mr. Levy assigned the mortgage to Mr. Rubenstein—the mortgage has not been paid off</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I recollect your calling at Mr. Rubenstein's office in the summer of 1898—I do not remember if there were any money trans
<lb/>actions between you and Mr. Rubenstein after that—I cannot remember your sending him any money—I believe you had transactions, but I can
<lb/>not say what they were.</p>
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<persName id="t19010325-name-187" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010325-name-187" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010325-name-187" type="surname" value="DAVIS"/>
<interp inst="t19010325-name-187" type="given" value="GRAHAM JAMES"/>GRAHAM JAMES DAVIS</persName> </hi>. I am one of the firm of Edward Lee, Davis & Lee, of Gresham Buildings, solicitors—we acted for Mr. Wolff Levy in reference to this mortgage—about June 29th, 1891, we issued a writ before the foreclosure action, and about February 20th, 1892, we ob
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<p>an order
<hi rend="italic">nisi</hi> for foreclosure—we filed some deeds in the possession of the Mercantile Bank, and an appointment was made that the prisoner on November 17th, 1892, should pay over the amount which the chief clerk said was due to him—₤573 7✗. 2d. was to be paid—I discovered that some of the bills were with the Mercantile Bank, some in the possession of the prisoner, and some with a third person—on October 28th, 1892, an order was made appointing a receiver for the rents and profits of the real estate, to get in the assets of Alfred Baker, the pri
<lb/>soner's father, and to pay an annuity of ₤80 per annum to Mrs. Baker, the prisoner's mother; also to deposit in Court the deeds in the hands of the Mercantile Bank—on November 8th, 1892, I got these deeds from the prisoner, and he told me there were some more deeds in the possession of Mr. Davies, a solicitor, in Chancery Lane—they were handed to us two days later—we never made the order
<hi rend="italic">nisi</hi> absolute; we came to the con
<lb/>clusion that it was not worth while going to the expense.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The order was not made absolute on account of the information we received, which was that you had already taken so much money from the estate that it was practically worthless—it was assigned to Mr. Rubenstein for ₤680, because Mr. Rubenstein felt that he had introduced Mr. Levy into the matter, and he felt he was bound to see him through—the receiver collected the rents for three or four years, and paid Mrs. Baker her annuity—she was allowed to live at Grenville House at a rental of ₤10 a year—she left it for some years, I believe, and it had been let for ₤30 a year—I made no difficulty about her returning there; the view I took was that if she went away and then returned I was to treat her as another tenant, and to let the house to her at ₤20 per annum.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010325-name-188" type="given" value="WILLIAM ARTHUR"/>WILLIAM ARTHUR SMYTHE</persName> </hi>. I am manager of the Mercantile Bank, Limited, 6, Old Jewry—in 1891 and 1892 Mr. Arthur Williamson was the manager—I produce a copy of the advances made by us to Alfred Baker between December 11th, 1891, and October 1st, 1892—the total amount advanced to him is ₤466 3s. 2d.; the amount due on October 1st, 1892, is ₤107 14s. 6d.—that was paid back—an order was made upon us to deliver up certain deeds—I suppose the advances were made on the deposit of deeds.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There is nothing owing to us.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010325-name-189" type="given" value="GEORGE BEVERLEY"/>GEORGE BEVERLEY DIGBIE</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, of 2, Coleman Street—in 1891 I acted for Mr. Williamson and the Mercantile Bank in an action in which Mr. Levy was the plaintiff and Mrs. Eliza Baker, the prisoner, Mr. Williamson, and the Mercantile Bank were all defendants—an order was made to bring the deeds into Court—this (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) is a list of the documents brought into Court by the bank.</p>
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