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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>Vol. CXXXIV.</p>
<p>SESSIONS VII. to XII.</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, April 22nd, 1901, and following days,</p>
<p>Before the Right Hon.
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-1" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK GREEN</persName>, LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; the Right Hon. Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">WALTER GEORGE FRANK PHILLIMORE</hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of His Majesty's High Court; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">HENRY EDMUND KNIGHT</hi>, Knt.; Sir
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-2" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID EVANS</persName> </hi>, K.C.M.G.: Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOSEPHRENALS</hi>, Bart.: Aldermen of the said City; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">FORREST FULTON</hi>, K.C., Recorder of the said City;
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN POUND</hi>, Esq.;
<hi rend="smallCaps">FREDERICK PRAT ALLISTON,</hi> Esq.;
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS VEZEY STRONG</hi>, Esq.;
<hi rend="smallCaps">HENRY GEORGE SMALLMAN</hi>, Esq., and
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS BOOR CROSBY</hi>, Esq., M.D., 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>
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-3" type="given" value="THOMAS HENRY"/>THOMAS HENRY GARDINER</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GREEN, MAYOR. SEVENTH 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">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, April</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">nd,</hi> 1901.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010422-303-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="embezzlement"/>embezzling £1, and within six months £4 7s., and within six months £3, the moneys of
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's defalcations amounted to</hi> £49 4
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<hi rend="italic">d</hi> </rs>.—
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010422-304-offence-1 t19010422-name-7"/>William Wright</persName>. </rs>
<hi rend="italic">Seven other convictions were proved against him, including two terms of penal servitude.—
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to forging an order for the withdrawal of £1 13s. from the Post Office Savings Bank.—</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-305-19010422 t19010422-305-punishment-3"/>Six months' hard labour.</rs> </hi>
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<p>running away—I ran after him, shouting, "Stop thief!"—I saw him arrested—he asked me in German not to press the charge, as he was a German.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-19" type="given" value="HERMANN"/>HERMANN KANTOROWICH</persName> </hi>. I am a dentist, and have a workroom at 18, Aldgate High Street—on the Thursday before April 6th I left the place safely locked up by a padlock, as well as by a lock and key—there were instruments and furniture in the room—on April 6th, when I went there, the door had been opened, the staple had been drawn out, the other lock was open also—I believe the prisoner had been up there a few days before, begging.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-20" type="given" value="HERBERT"/>HERBERT SIMMONDS</persName> </hi> (869,
<hi rend="italic">City</hi>). At 9 a.m. on April 6th I saw the prisoner coming out of these premises, with Cohen following him—I started in pursuit, blowing my whistle—another policeman caught him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-21" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD TRUELOVE</persName> </hi> (33,
<hi rend="italic">City Sergeant</hi>). At 9 a.m. on April 6th I examined the outer door at the back of 18, Aldgate High Street—the door of the room had apparently been secured with two screw-eyes and a padlock; one was screwed through a piece of beading into the door
<lb/>post, and the other into the door; the padlock passed through the two eyes—the screw-eye which had been fixed to the doorpost had been drawn out, and this piece of beading had been split—the lock of the door was unlocked—if the owner locked it when he went away, someone must have unlocked it, or else the bolt would have still been shot—nothing was disturbed in the place—the door was about 18in. open—at the station the prisoner said, "I only went there to beg"—two keys and some memo
<lb/>randa were found on him—neither of the keys fitted the door.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-22" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT LYON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant, City</hi>). I have tried the door with these two keys (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>); neither of them fits—the prisoner gave an address at Millar's Lodging House—I went there—he is known there, but does not live there,</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his statement before the Magistrate, and in his defence, said that he went up the stairs, and was leaning against the door, when it gave way; that he did not go there to steal; and that he had no tools to break the door in with.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010422-310-offence-1 t19010422-name-24"/>William Sykes</persName>, and stealing two bunches of keys, his property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">.; HODGSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-25" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SYKES</persName> </hi>. I am a watchmaker, of 8, Cullum Street, City—on April 6th, shortly after midnight, I was passing through Commercial Street towards Whitechapel—I suddenly received a severe kick or blow on my ankle, I cannot say who from—I fell down, and in getting up I saw the prisoner alongside me—he was alone—he said, "I will help</p>
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<p>you"—he assisted me off the ground—I asked him if I was right for Venables Corner—he said, "I am going that way myself,
<hi rend="italic">chum</hi>"—he walked along for a few yards on my left side, and he suddenly gave me a terrible blow on my mouth, which knocked me down—he started
<hi rend="italic">going through</hi> my pockets—he was leaning over me—there was nobody about just at that spot—he tried to get my watch, but I held on to that; then he felt in my left-hand trousers pocket, and took away my keys—he did not get any money, as I had it in another pocket—the blow I received knocked me silly for a time—my tip was cut, and I had a black eye for about a week—the prisoner broke away with my keys, and a constable came up—I was quite sober.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I did not see you before I fell down the first time—I am sure you are the man who struck me in the mouth.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-26" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL COOMBER</persName> </hi>. I live at 789, Commercial Road—I was in Com
<lb/>mercial Street about 12.45 on April 7th—I saw the prosecutor in the road with the prisoner on top of him—I walked over towards them, and the prisoner ran away—I afterwards saw a constable bring the prisoner back.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see you strike the prosecutor.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-27" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GILDER</persName> </hi> (298
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). I was on duty in Commercial Street on the night of April 6th—I saw the prosecutor and the prisoner strug
<lb/>gling on the ground—on going towards them, the prisoner got up and ran away—I ran and caught him after he had gone about 300 yards—I found two bunches of keys in his right hand—he said, "I have not got any
<lb/>thing, governor"—I took him into custody—he broke away, and was stopped by Police-constable 278—he was violent—I blew my whistle, and he snatched it from my mouth.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It took four policemen to take you to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. He was quite sober.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-28" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010422-name-28" type="surname" value="RICHARDSON"/>
<interp inst="t19010422-name-28" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY RICHARDSON</persName> </hi> (287
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). I was on duty in this neighbourhood on the night of April 6th—I heard a whistle blown at the corner of Went
<lb/>worth Street—I ran towards the place, and saw the prisoner running away—I ran after him, and caught him—he threw himself to the ground, and it took four policemen to take him to the station—at the station, in answer to the charge, he said, "You have made a mistake this time, governor; I have been going straight since I have done my last stretch."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see you strike the prosecutor.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's defence:</hi> I was drunk, and going home to my wife and children. I do not remember anything about it. I do not know how I got into the prosecutor's company.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010422-310-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.†—
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at this Court on September 12th, 1899, and nine other convictions were proved against him.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, April</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">nd,</hi> 1901.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010422-312-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, to stealing a watch from the person of
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<hi rend="italic">Four other convictions were proved against him</hi> </rs>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-312-19010422 t19010422-312-punishment-12"/>Three years' penal servitude.</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t19010422-312-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="t19010422-11-offence-1 t19010422-name-34"/>Florence McKenzie</persName>, after a conviction at Chelmsford on February 22nd, 1899. </rs>
<hi rend="italic">Other convictions were proved against her.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-11-19010422 t19010422-11-punishment-13"/>Twelve months' hard labour.</rs> </hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN CLOUGHTON</hi> (50)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">considered that the coin was not counterfeit, it being a worn farthing, and not gilded.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-37" type="given" value="EDITH"/>EDITH COX</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the White Hart, Wigmore Street, Cavendish Square—on April 1st, about noon, I served the prisoner with some whisky and a cigar, price 6d.—he put this coin (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) down on the counter, and said nothing—I took it up, bent it with my teeth, and took it to Miss Dehem, the landlord's daughter, who went out, and came back as the prisoner was leaving, and they stopped him—he was perfectly sober.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-38" type="given" value="LOUISE"/>LOUISE DEHEM</persName> </hi>. I assist my father, who keeps the White Hart—on April 1st the last witness showed me this bent coin—I went out by another door, and sent for a policeman—when I returned, the prisoner was just coming out, and I said, "Will you stop here a few minutes till somebody comes?"—he said that he wanted to go to the w.c.—I said that he must not—I never mentioned the coin—a constable arrived, and I gave him the coin in the prisoner's presence—he said nothing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I did not bring the policeman with me, he came three or four minutes afterwards—he asked you if you had any more money in your pockets, and you took your money out.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-39" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HANCOCK</persName> </hi> (110
<hi rend="italic">D</hi>). On April 1st I was called to the White Hart, and found the prisoner there—the last witness said in his presence that he had tendered the coin, and that it was bad—I asked him if he had tendered it, and he said, "Yes"—I asked him if he knew it was bad—he made no reply—he was perfectly sober, but he feigned drunkenness both at the Police-court and station—the charge was heard the same day; two hours and a half afterwards—I searched him in the White Hart, and found two shillings, four sixpences, and two pence in his trousers pocket—he gave his address at a common lodging-house in Drury Lane—I found that he was a casual lodger there—ne also gave the name of a person whom he said he had worked for, but I could hear nothing of him there.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-40" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. This florin is counterfeit.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Two other convictions were proved against him.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">DAVID WILLIAMS</hi> (26)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010422-316-offence-1 t19010422-name-42"/>George Coley</persName> and another, with intent to steal.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-43" type="given" value="SAMUEL GEORGE"/>SAMUEL GEORGE LILY</persName> </hi>. I am a silk agent, of 19 and 20, Gutter Lane, first floor—on the evening of March 26th I was in my office; a boy ran in and said something—I ran downstairs and saw Mr. Coley's place below was in darkness—that was the ground floor—the door was open, and by the light outside I saw the prisoner standing in the middle of the warehouse with this piece of string—I said, "What are you doing here?"—he said, "I am waiting for James"—I asked him again, and he made the same reply—I said, "Where is Mr. James?"—he said, "Upstairs"—my boy went for a constable, and returned with one, and the prisoner got out on the door-step and made come remark about James—the constable said, "Before you go away I want to know something more about you," and took him back into the warehouse—farther assistance came, and we searched the place, but could not find anyone else—the constable asked him again—he said that he had been drinking, and he supposed he most have wandered into the place—he showed no signs of drink; he was perfectly sober—there is no one named James—he said, "Those who have broken into the place must have got away."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City</hi>). On March 26th I was fetched to 19, Gutter Lane, and saw the prisoner coming out at the door—someone inside said, "That is the burglar"—I stopped him, and asked what he was doing there—he said that he was waiting for Mr. James—I asked him where Mr. James was—he said, "Gone upstairs, but never mind, I will see Mr. James to-morrow"—I said that I could not let him go till I heard more about him and Mr. James—I sent for assistance, and another constable came and took him to the station—he was quite sober.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-45" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK BRENCHLEY</persName> </hi>. On March 26th I was fetched to Mr. Coley's warehouse—the padlock had been forced off the door, and the box lock forced, apparently with this
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi>—there were marks on the door corre
<lb/>sponding with it in size—I searched the prisoner at the station, and found this small memorandum-book, which has references in it to Gutter Lane—he has a large pocket in the lining of his undercoat about 18in. long; long enough to take this
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi>—when charged he said, "I had been there before; I had been drinking, and I ought to be flogged"—he did not show signs of drink—he made no reply when the charge was read over to him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-46" type="given" value="WALTER WILLIAM"/>WALTER WILLIAM RANCELING</persName> </hi>. I am Mr. Coley's nephew and porter—I fastened up the place on the 26th, locked the door, and placed a padlock on it—next morning, at 8.30, I went there, and the padlock was gone, and handcuffs placed on the door, which had been tampered with—I found
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> marks—this
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> does not belong to the place—I found this canvas wrapper on the counter, which did not belong to the place; it had been brought there—this piece of string was also brought in—there is no Mr. James in the firm.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "I was not the one that used the instrument produced. I had been drinking with a man I knew a few years ago. I met him in Aldgate; we had several drinks, too many. It was his intention of doing this place. I walked down after him after it was done, I suppose. I had no intention of doing such a thing."
<hi rend="italic">He repeated this statement in his defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010422-316-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">The police stated that there had been two or three cases</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">housebreaking every week in the neighbourhood, but none since the prisoner had been incustody</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-316-19010422 t19010422-316-punishment-15"/>Nine months' hard labour</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, April</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd,</hi> 1901.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">He had been seven times in custody for like offences.—
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to stealing a purse, a handker
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to stealing a watch and chain, the property of
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<hi rend="italic">Three other con
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to forging a bill of exchange for £65 12s. 6d.;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to forging a bill of ex
<lb/>change and the endorsement upon it for £60;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to forging a bill of exchange for £62;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to forging and uttering a promissory note for £150, in each case with intent to refraud.—</rs>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010422-19-offence-1 t19010422-name-58"/>Henry Phillips</persName>. </rs>
<hi rend="italic">Six other convictions were proved against him, including three terms of penal servitude.—
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JAY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-60" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WATKINS</persName> </hi>. I am a district messenger—on April 4th, about 3.10 p.m., the prisoner came into our office at 17, London Street, Pad
<lb/>dington—he told the sergeant, or head boy, to send a boy to 29, Seymour Street—I was told to go—the prisoner went out first, and I followed—he gave me this letter (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>), addressed to 279, Edgware Road, and said I need not go to Seymour Street, but to go to 279, Edgware Road with the letter and to wait a reply—he said it contained a cheque, which I was to cash, and bring the money to him at 29, Seymour Street—I took the letter to 279, Edgware Road, and gave it to Mr. Bowron, who took it in to the clerk, who came out and told me something—as I was going round the corner into Seymour Street I met the prisoner—he asked me if I had the cash—I said, "No," and told him that Mr. Bowron would send no cash out except by his own men—the prisoner said, "You need not go back to 29, Seymour Street; you can go back to the office"—he turned round to go to Edgware Road—I met Mr. Mitchell, Mr. Bowron's clerk—we both followed the prisoner, who spoke to another man—Mr. Mitchell went up to the prisoner, and asked him what he had asked me—the prisoner said he had asked me the way to Seymour Street—Mr. Mitchell told him that he had asked me for the cash—the prisoner was given in charge.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-61" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BOWRON</persName> </hi>. I am the son of Mr. William Bowron, of 279, Edgware Road—the last witness brought me this envelope, unsealed—it contained this letter and this cheque—the letter says: "Kindly oblige messenger with cash, and enclose cheque for £7 12s.—
<hi rend="smallCaps">W. DYCE BROWN</hi>"—I told the boy we would send down about it.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-62" type="given" value="EDWARD THOMAS"/>EDWARD THOMAS MITCHELL</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Mr. Bowron, provision merchant, of 279, Edgware Road—on April 4th, from something I was told, I followed the messenger boy after he left the shop—I saw him meet the prisoner—I walked by them, and heard the prisoner say, "Have you got the change?"—the prisoner was alone then—when he left the boy I went up to him, and in consequence of what he told me we followed the prisoner, who had gone into the Edgware Road—I saw him in conversation with another man—I went up to them and said, "You are both detained"—the other man ran away—I took the prisoner to the Marble Arch and gave him into custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I did not detain you at once because I wanted the boy to confirm what I had heard.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-63" type="given" value="DAVID DYCE"/>DAVID DYCE BROWN</persName> </hi>. I live at 29, Seymour Street, and am a doctor—I know nothing whatever about this cheque; it is not endorsed by me—this letter and envelope are not in my writing, or written by my autho
<lb/>rity—I have never seen the prisoner before I saw him at the Police-court—someone wrote to me the day before, asking for an appointment—I answered, and signed it in the usual way, giving an appointment—this signature resembles mine—I think the letter sent to me and the letter sent to Mr. Bowron are in the same writing.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-64" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19010422-name-64" type="surname" value="MITCHELL"/>
<interp inst="t19010422-name-64" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK MITCHELL</persName> </hi> (122
<hi rend="italic">D</hi>). I took the prisoner—he said, "I know nothing at all about it; they must have made a mistake"—at the station, when charged, he said, "It must be a clever person who can prove I signed those documents."</p>
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-65" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-65" type="given" value="HENRY WATSON"/>HENRY WATSON BENNETT</persName> </hi>. My business address is Granville House, Arundel Street—I had an account at the Covent Garden Branch of the London and County Bank—it was closed at the end of 1896—this (
<hi rend="italic">Pro
<lb/>duced</hi>) is not my writing or my name—I have missed my cheque-book—after the account was closed I retained the cheque-book.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-66" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010422-name-66" type="surname" value="WELLS"/>
<interp inst="t19010422-name-66" type="given" value="ARTHUR WALTER MELVILLE"/>ARTHUR WALTER MELVILLE WELLS</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the London and County Bank, Covent Garden Branch—I produce the cheque register—this cheque wan issued to Mr. H. W. Bennett on July 9 th, 1895—we have not a customer on our books named Mortimer, as far as I know.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi>"Mr. Bowron's messenger said he only heard me say 'cash' when he was giving me in charge, not 'change.' He must have mistaken me for the other man."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, said that he did not give the boy any letter or document to take to the prosecutor; that he was not in London Street at the time; that he did not know Dr. Brown or Mr. Bowron, so could not have written the letter; and that he did not ask the boy for the cash, but simply the way to Seymour Street.</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of uttering</hi>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Mr. Bennett stated that he employed a boy named Charles Peach, who was supposed to be the prisoner's younger brother, and that the cheque-book was generally kept under lock and key.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-322-19010422 t19010422-322-punishment-21"/>Eigteen months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, April</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd,</hi> 1901.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010422-323-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="perjury"/> Wilful and corrupt perjury.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-68" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>MR. ARTHUR GILL</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. EMANUEL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-69" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-69" type="given" value="CHRISTOPHER ROBERT"/>CHRISTOPHER ROBERT CUFF</persName> </hi>. I am senior Registrar of the West
<lb/>minster County Court—under Sec. 28, County Courts Act, 1888, I pro
<lb/>duce certified extracts from the County Court books, showing proceedings against the defendant John Martin Gurrin, signed by my colleague, Charles Ernest Cuff—I find a judgment in the Queen's Bench Division of July 24th, 1896, in favour of the Bell Punch Printing Company, Limited, against John Gurrin, trading as Abbott & Co., for £29—on March 22nd, 1900, the defendant was brought in custody to me by the bailiff, Loote Jeffery, when this affidavit was put before me, partially prepared on a printed form supplied at the County Court—the names of the plaintiff and defendant were filled in, and the affidavit commenced "John Gurrin, of 79, New Oxford Street"—I struck out the words "County Court, holden at Westminster," and put in "said Court," so, that it reads. "Under the Debtors' Act an order was made, in pursuance of order of the said Court"—the amount was £10 14s. 4d.—the second paragraph consists of two alternate clauses, one containing the words, "I was adjudi
<lb/>cated bankrupt," the other, "A receiving order was made"—the date of March 16th, 1900, had been tilled in in both—I called the defendant's attention to it, and asked him whether it was an adjudication or a receiving order—he made some remark about a petition; then I asked him, "Was it an adjudication?" and understood him to answer in the affirmative, and struck out "Receiving order"—I then asked him in what Court the proceedings were, that having been left blank—he said, "In the London Bankruptcy Court"—I asked him the date it appeared in the
<hi rend="italic">Gazette</hi>—he said it had not yet appeared in the
<hi rend="italic">Gazette</hi>—I struck out that clause—I initialled all the alterations, swore him to the affidavit, and discharged him from custody—this signature was on the affidavit, and the jurat had been filled in—I can only see his writing and my own—the affidavit is made in pursuance of the County Court Rules 30 and 31,1889, Order 25—a judgment summons against the defendant, dated December 31st, 1896, was heard on January 26th, 1897—it was an instalment order of £1 a month—six instalments had been paid on committal orders, and this, the seventh order, was taken out on January 19th, 1900, and was heard on February 6th, and made for 12 days, the order being sus
<lb/>pended till March 1st—the balance in arrear was £10 10s. 10d., and 3s. 6d. the costs of the summons.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Jeffrey was with the defendant, and sat opposite me at my table in my private room—I took no information from the bailiff.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> This matter was exceptional, and occurs about once in a year.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-70" type="surname" value="JEFFREY"/>
<interp inst="t19010422-name-70" type="given" value="LOOTE"/>LOOTE JEFFREY</persName> </hi>. I am bailiff of the Westminster County Court of Middlesex—I arrested the defendant on this warrant on March 22nd at 79, Oxford Street—I told him I had a warrant for his arrest for debt—he said, "I am a bankrupt"—I said, "If so, I shall take you before the</p>
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<p>Registrar of our Court, and there you will be discharged from the warrant"—he showed me two blue papers relating to the Bankruptcy Court, he said, but I did not examine them—he said he had been taken to the Bloomsbury County Court the day before, and that he was discharged—I got a form belonging to our Court—he filled it up in the passage, and I took him before the Registrar—I was present—he did it all himself—there was no conversation between us.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He got the number of plaint Z 4217 from the warrant—I did not give him the particulars.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-71" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-71" type="given" value="GEORGE INGLIS"/>GEORGE INGLIS BOYLE</persName> </hi>. I am a messenger of the filing room of the London Bankruptcy Court—I produce file of proceedings in the bank
<lb/>ruptcy of John Gurrin, trading as Abbott & Co., of 79, New Oxford Street—the petition of Bridge and Neal is dated December 21st, 1899, for £56 13s. 6d.—that is on a judgment fixed for hearing and adjourned to March 16th, when it was dismissed—there is a statement signed by the debtor.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The petition was down for hearing on January 19th, 1900—it was adjourned to February 16th, and again to March 16th.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, on oath, said that he believed he was a bank
<lb/>rupt, and that he had paid a bailiff of the Bloomsbury Court half a sovereign, and had heard no more of a previous warrant of committal.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-72" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PAYNE</persName> </hi>. I am a farmer, of Welford Manor, Charlbury, 12 miles from Oxford—I received a letter from the prisoner on March 22nd last—I owed him over £30, £35 the letter says—some of it had been owing six months—I came to London on March 21st to pay him, but did not pay him because I heard he was a bankrupt—I gave him that as a reason—I went to his office for that purpose.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM LAMBETH</hi> (34)</persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">PETER ANDERSON</hi> (16)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19010422-324-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="sodomy"/>, Committing acts of gross indecency with each other. </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MR. CUNDY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LAMBETH</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">A previous conviction was proved against him.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-324-19010422 t19010422-324-punishment-22"/>Eighteen months' hard labour</rs>;</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ANDERSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t19010422-324-punishment-23" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-324-19010422 t19010422-324-punishment-23"/>One month's hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MARCUS SIMONSON</hi> (37)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HOPKINS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PERROTT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ABINGER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MICHAEL SCHTIER</hi>(
<hi rend="italic">Interpreted</hi>). I live at 12, Faith Street, Bethnal Green—I am a traveller—I was in my room on a Jewish holiday in April, with my friend Morris Taylor, about noon—a gang of boys, 18 to 20 years old, attacked the house, and bottles and stones began to
<hi rend="italic">flow</hi> through the window—one bottle struck my friend in the face—I have a room downstairs, and another upstairs—I rushed out to catch one of the boys—Taylor followed me—I suddenly felt a shot in my back—Simonson was in the street near my door—the street is narrow—I saw a pistol in his hand—it made a hole in my overcoat, and in my back I have a wound—I tried to catch him, but he disappeared in his own house, No. 5, which is opposite—I heard him call out; I could not understand his English, but</p>
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<p>he seemed from his gestures to be exciting the boys to attack me—we had a dispute eight days before this; he said that one of my children broke a window in his house—I was seen by the doctor immediately after
<lb/>wards at the Police-court.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I come from Bloder, in Poland—I have not been in prison there, nor in Siberia—I see nothing bad in the streets—the pri
<lb/>soner excites the boys against the Jews—my house is not a brothel—the prisoner keeps a brothel, and was summoned for it—I have four children—I have two rooms—no young woman is living there—the prisoner lives opposite—he did not come to me in the street and say, "I think it is scandalous of you to keep a brothel in your house, which is exactly oppo
<lb/>site mine"—I did not reply, "I shall do as I like; I am a Siberian; I do as I like out there; I shall do as I like here; I have been there 20 years; if you do not keep your jaw in I will send you to Stratford" (
<hi rend="italic">Referring to the cemetery.</hi>)—I work in the summer on lemonade, and in the winter for Mr. Cohen, 62, Leman Street—I received £2 from the guardians to help me to travel with goods to sell—I am a pedlar—I travel to sell—I have bills at home from where I bought goods—I would have worked longer for Mr. Cohen, but he sold out in the holidays, about September—there was a crowd of about 30 people—they did not shout, "Dirty brothel-keeper"—the prisoner pays the boys a shilling to throw bottles—Mr. Taylor is a friend of my wife's—he is a tailor—we talk Yiddish—Barcovitch is a presser—I only knew him at the accident, when he was standing with another man, and asked if I was shot.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010422-name-77" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010422-name-77" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010422-name-77" type="surname" value="TATLOR"/>
<interp inst="t19010422-name-77" type="given" value="MORRIS"/>MORRIS TATLOR</persName> </hi>(
<hi rend="italic">Interpreted</hi>). I am a tailor, of 16, Flower and Dean Buildings—three weeks ago I was in No. 12, Faith Street, in the prose
<lb/>cutor's room, about noon, dining with him on a piece of mutton, when suddenly a bottle flew through the window and struck me in the face—some stones and bottles followed, and then some fragments of bottles and more stones—the prosecutor took a broomstick and rushed into the street—I followed—there was a crowd—I saw the prisoner standing outside, near the door of No. 5, which is opposite—the street is not wide—the prisoner fired a pistol—I saw the smoke come out, and the prosecutor holding his hand on his back—the prisoner ran into his own house, No. 5.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known the prosecutor one winter—he has worked at a lemonade business, and sells goods from a barrow—about 15 people came round the window—only the prosecutor's wife lives with him—I have a wife, but not in this country.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> This house is not a brothel.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-78" type="given" value="MYER"/>MYER BARCOVITCH</persName> </hi>. I am a tailor's presser, of 208, Hanbury Street, Bethnal Green—on Good Friday, about 12 o'clock, I passed Faith Street—I heard a revolver fired—I saw the prosecutor running behind a crowd of boys, and the prisoner with something in his hand, which seemed to me like a revolver—he said to the boys, "Beat him; I will be responsible for it"—I said to Taylor, "You are the man who was struck?"—he said, "Yes"—the prosecutor afterwards told me he had a bullet in his back—I saw a cut in his coat—I took him to the Police-station, where he found a bullet in his left sock—I did not know him before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I never saw Taylor before—I have worked for Mr. Levy,</p>
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<p>of Strood Street, for four years—I do not know Mrs. Cook or Mrs. May—I did not say to the prisoner outside this Court on Monday, "Give me £2, and I will go home; I am very sorry."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> A witness for him said that; his name is
<hi rend="italic">Jack</hi> Ellis, or Lewis—I do not know him; I only saw him at the Police-court.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-79" type="given" value="RANDALL EDWARD"/>RANDALL EDWARD BOWEN</persName> </hi>. I am a medical practitioner, of 285, Cambridge Road—I was called to the Bethnal Green Police-station on April 5th to see the prosecutor—he had a gun-shot wound in his back—his clothing was stained with blood—the shot had perforated his two shirts and vest—a bullet was found ia his sock—it corresponded with the mark on his body—it was a skin wound, and 3in. from the spine, near the rib—I think the revolver must have been fired some distance from him—there were no signs of burning.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have experience of shot wounds, and have given evidence in this Court—the shot cut the skin, and must have dropped having produced extravasation of blood—it was probably not caused by a proper revolver—the street is narrow—there was a clean skin cut and marks of blood on his shirt about an inch in diameter.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-80" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK ALLEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective, J</hi>). About 8.30 p.m. on this evening, from information received, I went to the prisoner's house, 5, Faith Street—he was not at home—I met him in Cambridge Road, and told him I should take him into custody for shooting Michael Schtier and causing him bodily harm—he said, "We all had
<hi rend="italic">row</hi>"—I took him to the station—when charged he made no reply.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I met him walking towards the Police-station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, on oath, said that he did not fire any pistol, but that he was annoyed by boys, and one of them fired a toy pistol.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-81" type="given" value="MOSES"/>MOSES PEPPERMEISTER</persName> </hi>(
<hi rend="italic">Interpreted</hi>). I am a barber, of No. 90, Oxford Street, East—I lodge with Simonson, and was dining with him on Good Friday about 2.30—I heard boys hammering at the door of No. 12, Schtier's house—then I saw Schtier rush out, having in his hand a piece of iron, with two shells, bombs—Simonson did not go out, but Schtier came to our house and broke the window and the frame—I have lodged with Simonson three months—I have never seen him with a revolver—he is a very quiet, good man—our house is respectable.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am 17 years old—I am no relation to Simonson—I came home to my dinner about 12.30—I went back to business about three—I saw Schtier's window broken a little—I did not see any lemonade or ginger beer bottles thrown into the room.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-82" type="given" value="RACHEL"/>RACHEL GARRETT</persName> </hi>. I am married, and live at 1, Faith Street—No. 5 is opposite No. 12—I heard a noise outside about 12.45—I went out and saw a lot of boys, who threw lemonade bottles through the window and banged at Schtier's door, who came out with a lump of iron and ran after them to the top of the street—as he went to hit one of them with the piece of iron one boy fired a little toy pistol at the No. 12 man—Simonson lives in the same street—I have lived in my house 15 years—I did not not see Simonson near.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I live next door but one to Simonson—I should have seen him if he had been out, as I was standing at my own door—the</p>
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<p>No. 12 man rushed over to the No. 5 man—the boys were shouting and knocking at the door of No. 12—I looked on from about 1.15 to 1.30—I know the barber lad who lives at No. 5—he comes to dinner between 12.30 and 1 o'clock—I saw him come to dinner that day—that was a little before No. 5's windows were broken—I went before the Magistrate the next day, but they did not call me—Mrs. Cook lives at No. 11—she was outside—I do not know the No. 12 man—he cannot speak English—I have known the prisoner about four years—he spoke English to me—I am English.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The prisoner is a quiet, peaceable man—I have never seen him breaking windows, nor with a revolver—he lives with his wife.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-83" type="given" value="MARGARET"/>MARGARET MINEY</persName> </hi>. I am married, and live at Faith Street; two doors from the prisoner—on Good Friday I heard a
<hi rend="italic">hullabaloo</hi> outride No. 12—I saw Schtier come out with a lump of iron—he ran to the top of the street after some boys who had been
<hi rend="italic">annoying</hi> his door—I heard a pistol shot at the top of the street by a little lad—then Schtier took his coat off, and came back down the street—the boys were annoying the girls—the prisoner's house is respectable—I have heard no complaint against it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The police have not complained of the prisoner—I have known him four years—Schtier did not come out, but his
<hi rend="italic">missis</hi> did, when they broke his shutters—I know Mrs. Cook, of No. 1—she, Mrs. Garrett, and I came to Worship Street, but were not called.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, April</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1901.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Phillimore.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-88" type="given" value="ALFRED ARTHUR"/>ALFRED ARTHUR MADDOX</persName> </hi>. I am manager of the Durham Arms, Hackney Road—my wife lived there with me—her sister was the bar
<lb/>maid, and the prisoner was potman—he is my wife's brother—he had been there two and a half or three years—he did not live on the premises; he went home to sleep—at 1.30 p.m. on April 8th he came through the bar, where I was—he had been out for about half an hour—he went through to the back yard, and I followed him—he was the worse for drink—I told him I had cautioned him before, and could have no more of it on a bank holiday, and he would have to get off home—he said, "All right, then, I will go"—he went back into the bar—I followed him—he put up his fists as if he was going to fight—I said, "I don't want any
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<p>prisoner, "Get out of the place," and I walked back into the bar again—I had not got more than six yards towards the bar when I heard my wife screaming—I turned and went back into the passage, but the prisoner and my wife had gone into our private room—I went into the room—the prisoner had got my wife down on the floor and was punching her in the face—I hit him, and got him away from her—she got up—her mouth was bleeding, and I told her to go and wash her mouth, and then get back into the bar—she went out of the room—I was not hitting the prisoner then—he got up from the sofa where I had knocked him, and came at me with a knife, and stabbed me in my face—I was facing him then; I had just turned round to see what he was doing—he had the knife in his right hand—we were both standing up—I had not hold of him—he had walked away from me—the knife was not on the table in the room in which we were; there was another little room leading off it, where there was a table laid for dinner—the door was open between the two rooms—the sofa which he was on is not more than six yards from the table in the other room—I did not recollect anything more till I found myself at the hospital—I am still there—this (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) is the knife.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I gave you two blows.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I struck him in the face when he was kneeling on my wife—I was perfectly sober.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-89" type="given" value="MARTHA"/>MARTHA MADDOX</persName> </hi>. I am the prosecutor's wife and the prisoner's sister—on April 8th, about 1.15 p.m., I was having dinner in the bar parlour leading by a passage to the saloon bar—I heard the prisoner come through the yard and my husband following him—I heard them speaking in the yard—my husband said, "Where have you been?"—the prisoner made a reply, but I could not hear it—my husband said he would have no more of it, and said, "If you are not back here to-night by 7 o'clock sober and able to do your work, you need not trouble to come again; you are drunk now"—he said, "I will go now if you like;" my husband said "Very well, go"—the prisoner said, "Give me my money, then"; my husband said, "I will watch it," meaning that he would not give it to him then—my husband went out into the saloon bar again, and the prisoner followed him—I then heard them struggling in the passage leading to the parlour—I jumped up from my dinner and went between them—my husband went back into the bar and left me and the prisoner standing together in the passage—he turned to me and said, "This is through you," and he struck me—we struggled, and in the struggle we both got into the room—I shrieked for help—I fell down when the prisoner struck me, and while I was on the floor he struck me and punched me in the face—my husband came in and pushed him against the sofa—I got up, and my husband told me to go upstairs and wash my face, because I had two black eyes and my nose and mouth were bleeding from the blows the prisoner gave me—I started to go out of the room, when I heard a table go over and my husband groan—I went back into the room and saw my husband sitting on a chair bleeding from the mouth—I screamed for help—the prisoner was in the room, but not near my husband—I did not notice whether he had any
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<p>where I was having dinner—I had been using a knife, but I cannot remember which table this one was on.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-90" type="given" value="ROSE"/>ROSE WILSON</persName> </hi>. I am single, and a barmaid at the Durham Arms—the prisoner and the last witness are my brother and sister—on April 8th, about 1.15, I was in the bar—I saw the prisoner come in, and go into the back yard—I saw the prosecutor follow him, and afterwards come back—I did not hear what took place in the yard—in the bar I heard the prose
<lb/>cutor say, "Leave the bar,
<hi rend="italic">Will</hi>"—my brother said, "I shan't"—the prosecutor said it again, and my brother said something, but I do not know what—they then went through the bar into the passage, which leads to the back parlour—I did not see what took place in the passage—I heard my sister scream—I went towards the sounds, and saw my brother and sister struggling—she was on the floor, and he was standing over her, just going to hit her—the prosecutor came in, and struck my brother—I did not see the blow with the knife—I saw my brother's face or nose bleeding—I ran out to fetch a policeman—I came back without one, but I found one in the passage when I returned—I do not know if the prosecutor was there then.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I believe you were pushed out at the side door and taken away.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-91" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS FELTON</persName> </hi>. I live at 400, Hackney Road, and am a lodging-house keeper—on April 8th, about 1.30, I was in the saloon bar of the Durham Arms—Mrs. Maddox came in and said that her brother was killing her husband—I rushed in—the prisoner and the prosecutor were struggling together—I took a knife away from the prisoner, and threw it out into the passage; then I looked after the prosecutor, who was stabbed and bleeding—he sat on a chair after I got the knife away; then we got him off to the hospital—there was not much of a struggle in getting the knife away—there were two of us—the prisoner was drunk—the blow was done when I first saw them—I cannot say if the prisoner was struggling to inflict another blow.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-92" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH TAYLOR</persName> </hi>. I live at 31, Ovalbury Road, Clapton Park—I was in the Durham Arms on April 8th about 1.30, and heard the prosecutor's wife screaming—I went in with the last witness, and saw the prosecutor and the prisoner struggling together—I got the prisoner down and held him, and Mr. Felton took the knife from him, which he had in his hand—both of them were smothered with blood—the prisoner was drunk—the prosecutor was sober.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-93" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES KING</persName> </hi> (44
<hi rend="italic">J</hi>). On April 8th I was on duty near the Durham Arms—from information I got, I went to that house at 1.35—I went into the bar parlour, and saw the prosecutor lying on a couch, bleeding very much from a wound on the left side of his head—a doctor had been sent for, but I sent for another—I bandaged the prosecutor's head in the meantime—Felton picked up a knife and handed it to me—there was blood on it—I took the prosecutor to the hospital in a cab, as he was very collapsed, and almost insensible, and the doctor did not come.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-94" type="given" value="JOHN EVERARD"/>JOHN EVERARD DINNEL</persName> </hi>, M.D. On April 8th I was house surgeon at the London Hospital—the prosecutor was brought there on that day, with an incised wound on his left temple, about 1 1/4 in. long and 4in. deep, penetrating the left tonsil, and coming out through the lower part of the</p>
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<p>mouth—he was very collapsed, and vomited blood after admission, which he had evidently swallowed—the bleeding was stopped by plugging the wound with gauze, and he rallied for a bit—about two hours afterwards he was collapsed and almost pulseless, and he was transfused; that is opening a vein and ejecting a liquid into it—he might have died if it had not been done—this knife could have caused the wound—he was under my treatment from April 6th to the 19th, when I left—he will recover—he is very anamic now from the loss of blood—it would have required considerable force to have caused the wound with this knife.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Sergeant, J</hi>). On April 9th I arrested the prisoner at 49, Wilmer Gardens, about 7 p.m.—I told him I should take him into custody for stabbing his brother-in-law on April 8th at the Durham Arms—he said, "Yes, I am very sorry for what I have done; I did do it; it is no use saying I did not; I hope
<hi rend="italic">Alf</hi> is better"—he meant the pro
<lb/>secutor—I took him to the Bethnal Green Police-station, where he was charged.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COLLINS</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector, J</hi>). I received a message from the London Hospital, saying that the doctor had given up hopes of the prosecutor's recovery—I tried to find a Magistrate to take his deposition—I could not find one, and I took his statement myself in the doctor's presence—the next day I saw the prisoner detained at Bethnal Green Station—I told him I should charge him with attempting to murder Maddox on the afternoon of the 8th with this knife, holding it in my hand—he said, "I took it from my sister's hand"—he was charged, and made no reply.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "I reserve my defence, and call no witnesses."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence:</hi> I was very drunk, and very excited from drink, and I had not the slightest idea of what I was doing. We had been friends for eight or nine years. We have never quarrelled. Mr. Maddox is the last person whom I should want to harm. If I had been in my proper senses I should not have done it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">on the second Count.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, April</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1901.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010422-328-offence-1 t19010422-name-97"/>Henry Anderson Moore</persName>, and stealing a coffee pot, two coats, and other Articles, his property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BIRON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010422-name-98" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010422-name-98" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010422-name-98" type="surname" value="MOORE"/>
<interp inst="t19010422-name-98" type="given" value="HENRY ANDERSON"/>HENRY ANDERSON MOORE</persName> </hi>. I live now at 12, Battersea Road, High
<lb/>bury—I lived at No. 27 on March 20th, and left the place safely locked up—when I went next morning everything was upset, and I missed a coffee pot, a cream jug, two overcoats, spoons, forks and knives—I have been shown a frock coat, portmanteau, sealskin coat, and a key which I had had made to the front door, but which did not fit it—that was in one of the bedrooms—I had seen the prisoner on Saturday, at 8 p.m.—he came to see me about something, and said he would let me have the full particulars.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I have known you six months.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-99" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-99" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK BUTTERS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective, Y</hi>). I took the prisoner on March 23rd—I asked him if his name was Knell—he said, "Yes," and I told him he would be charged with breaking into Mr. Moore's house on Saturday night—he said, "I know nothing about it; that is Mr. Moore's house, is it not?"—I said, "Yes"—he said, "I did not break in; I went there with two men, but did not go in; they brought me the things to pledge on Friday"—when he was charged he said, "I did not break in; you will find at my lodging a portmanteau under the bed."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You voluntarily told me what you had done, and said that you had pledged the things in your own name—you said nothing about your address.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He lives at 6, Orchard Street.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-100" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED ACOMB</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Thompson, a pawnbroker, of 87, Roman Road, Barnsbury—on March 22nd the prisoner pledged a coffee pot and cream jug for 7s. 6d., in the name of John Knell, 67, John Street, and a frock-coat on the 23rd for 6s.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You gave me that address, to the best of my know
<lb/>ledge—I had seen you before, but did not know where you lived.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-101" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-101" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS STACEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant, Y</hi>). I searched the prisoner's room at 6, Orchard Street, and found a key and a portmanteau, which I searched, and found a bicycle lamp and these bill heads, which bear the name of Henry Townsend, blacksmith—they are the proceeds of another robbery—here are seven bunches of keys which fit pillar-boxes, and a letter-bag and pouch—the prisoner said, "I know nothing more than I have said; it was brought to me by a man named Cantnell on Monday"—I also found a number of bicycle accessories and two bicycles, which are the proceeds of a robbery—the name on the contract note was Kempson, 62, Bridgport Road, Hoxton—the accessories were stolen from Mr. Kempson's yard on March 15th.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have not searched where you lived with your parents.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010422-name-102" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010422-name-102" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-102" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY DOWTY</persName> </hi> (93
<hi rend="italic">Y</hi>). I examined Mr. Moore's premises—a blunt instrument had been used on the front door, but the force was not suffi
<lb/>cient—I think a key had been inserted in the lock which would not turn it, and then the door was forced.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-103" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-103" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS KEMPSON</persName> </hi>. I am a bicycle dealer, of 62, Bridgport Road, Hoxton—on March 7th I went to bed, leaving everything safe—next morning I found the shop forced open, and missed a lamp, a bicycle, a padlock, and four tyres, worth altogether £12—I have identified them here to-day—this is a contract note of mine; it relates to a bicycle stolen from my premises and pledged by somebody, not by me—I have identified it—this name, "Kempson," was not written by me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010422-name-104" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010422-name-104" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010422-name-104" type="surname" value="EDNEY"/>
<interp inst="t19010422-name-104" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE EDNEY</persName> </hi>. I am a pawnbroker's assistant at 108, Roman Road—on March 16th the prisoner pledged a bicycle with me for £2 11s. 6d.—Mr. Kempson identified it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-105" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-105" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY TOWNSEND</persName> </hi>. I live at 50, Ryder Street, and make bicycles—on November 23rd I locked up my premises, and on the 24th found they had been broken into—I missed two bicycles, some lamps, and a latch-key, and have since identified them as found in the prisoner's room—this</p>
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<p>receipt purports to show that I had made Mr. Knell a bicycle for £9 5s.—that is not so—it is made out on one of my stolen bill heads.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010422-name-106" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010422-name-106" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010422-name-106" type="surname" value="ACOMB"/>
<interp inst="t19010422-name-106" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED ACOMB</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). The prisoner pledged a bicycle with me on November 24th for £2 10s., and produced this fictitious receipt—it bears a stamp—I copied his address from the billhead.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010422-name-107" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010422-name-107" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010422-name-107" type="surname" value="SURTEES"/>
<interp inst="t19010422-name-107" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT SURTEES</persName> </hi>. I am a postman in the Highbury Post-office—on December 19th I was on duty at 10 p.m.—I left the office for an hour and a half, and locked the door—there were 40 letters there, which had been brought in by the 9 o'clock collection—they were put into a letter-box and locked up—next morning I noticed that the lock of the letter-box had been forced and the 40 letters were gone, and seven bunches of keys also—these are the keys; they have the Post Office mark on them, and belong to pillar-boxes—the bag and pouch also have the Post Office mark—an entrance had been effected by climbing a wall 8ft. high, and getting in at a window—I was away on night duty from 10 till 11.30—I do not know the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010422-name-108" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010422-name-108" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-108" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PLUMMER</persName> </hi>. I am assistant inspector of messengers at the General Post Office—the prisoner was a telegraphist there from June 20th, 1892, to April 1st, 1893.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You did not leave for any crime—you were requested to resign.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence:</hi> They have put things as black against me as they possibly can. Two young fellows, Canter and Bennett, who were school boys with me, asked me to pledge the machine. The receipt is not in my writing, but it is made out in my name and address. The machine was brought to me in November; they Said they were rather hard up, and I pledged one or two things of my own; the police found the duplicate in my box. They asked me to pledge another machine, a better one, and made out a contract with my name and address. After that they only had the portmanteau and jacket in my house one night; they asked me to take them, as they had to leave their lodging. I received them on Friday, and was going to give them back on Saturday. I have always worked hard for my living, and have lived 13 years in the same neighbour
<lb/>hood with my father, mother and brother, and never entered a Police court in my life.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010422-328-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">There were four other indictments against the prisoner for warehouse breaking.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-328-19010422 t19010422-328-punishment-25"/>Three years' penal servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE GREENWOOD</hi> (19)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19010422-329-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing a cash-box and £25, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010422-329-offence-1 t19010422-name-111"/>Jane Emily Tretheway</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BIRON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010422-name-112" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010422-name-112" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19010422-name-112" type="surname" value="KENDAL"/>
<interp inst="t19010422-name-112" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE KENDAL</persName> </hi>. I live at Grumby Cottage, Twickenham Road, Isle
<lb/>worth, next door to the post-office—Mr. Walker lodges there—on March 18th I saw the prisoner and another man about 50 yards from the post-office—on March 20th, about 1.20 p.m., I was in St. John's Road, Isle
<lb/>worth—the Duke of Cornwall beer-house is at one corner—I saw three men, and one had something under his coat—I did not recognise them at the time as two of the same men—they were talking together, and I could not see them when I was up the road—when I passed them I heard</p>
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<p>Sullivan say, "It is all right"—my suspicion was aroused—I then heard that the cash-box was stolen, and saw Mr. Slaney go after them—I saw Sullivan come along the road—I have no doubt these are two of the men—I picked out Greenwood from a number of others, and have no doubt about him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Greenwood.</hi> You had different clothes on from the day you appeared in Court, but I picked you out by your face.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010422-name-113" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010422-name-113" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010422-name-113" type="surname" value="WALKER"/>
<interp inst="t19010422-name-113" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WALKER</persName> </hi>. I live at Grumby Cottage, Twickenham—on March 20th, as I was finishing my dinner, I was called out—Miss Kendal told me something; I ran up the road, and saw three men come off a piece of waste ground and walk on to the bridge and then run—I was then 50 yards off—I ran after them, but did not catch them—someone else took up the running, and I went back and picked up a cash-box, but the contents were all out of it—I ran up St. John's Road and saw Constable, whom I had seen loitering about a day or two previously with two others—I cannot identify them; I did not see their faces.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010422-name-114" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010422-name-114" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-114" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY SLANEY</persName> </hi>. I am a tinsmith, of 32, Worple Road, Isleworth—on March 20th, I heard an alarm and saw three men running away—I ran into Longford Road, and when I got 40 yards on I saw them run from the piece of waste ground together; they were behind one another within a yard—I called "Stop thief," and they quickened their pace, but I caught Sullivan 100 yards further on in an unfinished house—he said, "You are wrong"—I gave him to someone else and went after the other men, but could not catch them—Miss Kendal came up.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010422-name-115" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010422-name-115" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-115" type="given" value="JOHN CHARLES"/>JOHN CHARLES CHARITY</persName> </hi>. I am 14 years old, and live at 78, Lingfield Road, Isleworth—on the day of the robbery I went to the post office to buy some stamps, and when I came out I saw Greenwood at the corner of St. John's Road, standing with his hands in his pockets—I saw two other men, but could not see their faces—that was the 20th, and on the 31st I picked Greenwood out at the station from eight or nine other men.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010422-name-116" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010422-name-116" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19010422-name-116" type="surname" value="TRETHEWAY"/>
<interp inst="t19010422-name-116" type="given" value="JANE EMILY"/>JANE EMILY TRETHEWAY</persName> </hi>. I live at Albion House, Twickenham Road, and am postmistress, and keep a shop—I kept the office cash in the box produced—there was £25 in it on this day, and it was unlocked—there was £5 in two bags; about £12 in gold—I remember Charity coming in to buy some stamps—the door was closed behind him—after he left I went into the kitchen, which is about four yards off—nobody was in the shop—my sister Annie was in the kitchen—I heard a noise in the shop, and went in and missed the cash-box—I had seen Sullivan in the post-office not very long before.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-117" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19010422-name-117" type="surname" value="TRETHEWAY"/>
<interp inst="t19010422-name-117" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE TRETHEWAY</persName> </hi>. On March 20th, just after the robbery, I saw three men near a piece of waste ground—I cannot identify the prisoners; I was not near enough—I saw them both outside the post-office two or three days before, and another man with them, and I have seen them inside the shop.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010422-name-118" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010422-name-118" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-118" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES LINNETT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant, T</hi>). On March 20th I went to some unfinished houses in Grange Road, and saw Sullivan detained by some men—I told him the charge—he said that he was not with the two others.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010422-name-119" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010422-name-119" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-119" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY MULLINS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman</hi>). I took Greenwood on March 3rd, and told him he would be charged with being concerned with two others in stealing a cash-box from the post-office, and that one was in custody—he said,</p>
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<p>"Who is going to prove it?"—I said, "The people who ran after you"—he said, "I am innocent"—I took him to the station, put him with nine other men, and Miss Kendal and the boy picked him out—he paid, "I am innocent; these witnesses are wrong."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-120" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA HAPPS</persName> </hi>. I live at Lingfield Road, Isleworth—I saw Greenwood at the Police-court, and remembered that I had seen him before—on March 20th I went to my door, and saw three men on the piece of was ground—I cannot recognise the other two.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010422-name-121" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010422-name-121" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-121" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM STEPHENS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant, E</hi>). I know the prisoners by sight—I have seen them together many times.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Greenwood.</hi> The last time I saw you was about six months ago.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Greenwood's defence:</hi> I have been convicted of being drunk, and now they charge me with robbery.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Greenwood called:</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-122" type="given" value="BETSY"/>BETSY GREENWOOD</persName> </hi>. Greenwood is my brother—I am a tailoress, at 31, Arthur Street—on March 19th I got home from work about 8 o'clock; that is my usual hour for getting home—I found my brother at home in the kitchen, and he stayed at home that night—I left at 7.15 next morn
<lb/>ing, and did not see him again till 8 o'clock at night—he was not at home then, but he came home about 11 p.m.; that was Wednesday.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I did not see him till 8 o'clock, but my mother did.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010422-329-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="largeCaps">GREENWOOD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at this Court on February 6th, 1899, and three other convictions were proved against him for similar offences.</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SULLIVAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GREENWOOD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES ELLIOTT</hi> (41)</persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ROBERT MILLS</hi> (35)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010422-330-offence-1 t19010422-name-125"/>William Hearn</persName>. </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ELLIOTT</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010422-330-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19010422-330-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR GREENFIELD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARBURTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Mills.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010422-name-126" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010422-name-126" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-126" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BRITTEN</persName> </hi>. I am a wholesale grocer, of 107, High Street, Tottenham—on March 21st I was driving a one-horse van at St. John's Wharf, Wapping, with four bags of sugar in it, marked "332" in a diamond—I left it untended for two or three moments to take an order; when I came back it was gone—I gave information to the police, and about 2 a.m. I saw it at the station—I went to Paradise Street, Rother
<lb/>hithe, where Mills keeps a general shop, and saw four bags of sugar there, which I identified by the marks; three were in the passage and one in the scullery at the back of the shop—they are worth £4 10s.—this piece of wood was attached to the bags.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010422-name-127" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010422-name-127" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-127" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS ARLE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Thames Detective</hi>). I had received notice of this robbery, and was outside the station on March 26th, when Elliott came up to me and asked if I had found the van and the sugar—I said, "No; why do you ask such a question?"—he said, "I am the man who stole it"—he took me to Mills' house, 50, Paradise Street—Mills was there, and Elliott said in his presence, "You gave me 2s. for the sugar"—Mills made no answer.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010422-name-128" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010422-name-128" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010422-name-128" type="surname" value="HELDEN"/>
<interp inst="t19010422-name-128" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT HELDEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Thames Police Inspector</hi>). When Elliott was at 50, Paradise Street, Mills said, "I know nothing about it; I was asleep when</p>
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<p>the four bags came; I do not know this man; he asked me to lend him 2s."—Elliott said, "It is a lie"—Mills said, "I will show you the bags," and I found three in the passage and one in the kitchen—I took posses
<lb/>sion of the house—there was a lad in the shop, and a young woman in the shop-parlour; Mills' cousin, I believe.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Mills had been drinking.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-129" type="given" value="ZINA"/>ZINA CHANDLER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant, N</hi>). On March 21st I went to 50, Paradise Street, and saw Mills; I told him that the sugar found in the passage had been identified, and I was going to take him for receiving it, knowing it to have been stolen—he said, "I never knew they were here"—I said something to the boy, and Mills said, "This gentleman came in and said something about the sugar, 'Give me 2s. for it'; I gave him 2s. and told him to take it away"—when charged at the station he said, "I was not in the shop; I was lying down bad with rheumatics; I do not use such stuff"—there is a shop and a back parlour before you come to the wash-house.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010422-name-130" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010422-name-130" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010422-name-130" type="surname" value="KENNEDY"/>
<interp inst="t19010422-name-130" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN KENNEDY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant, 5 LR</hi>). On March 21st, at 7.40, I found this horse and cart at Marlborough Road, with three empty sacks in it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010422-name-131" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010422-name-131" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010422-name-131" type="surname" value="REED"/>
<interp inst="t19010422-name-131" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM REED</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Thames Police Inspector</hi>). I went to 50, Paradise Street, and in the basement, covered up with a number of cases, I found two cases iron-bound, marked N.S, 10.45 and 10.47, and in the front room two full boxes of claret and three empty bottles—I went to Mills' address on the 24 th—he said, "You have come to fetch me"—I said, "Yes; those cases of wine in your room have been identified as being stolen on the 5th of last month"—he said "They came from Essex Road; there is lump sugar in one case and wine in the other; I had them weeks ago; I bought them of a man, I do not know his name and address."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010422-name-132" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010422-name-132" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010422-name-132" type="surname" value="SMITHERS"/>
<interp inst="t19010422-name-132" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY SMITHERS</persName> </hi>. I am carman to Smithers & Co.—on March 5th I was employed collecting certain things, and travelled with them over South
<lb/>wark Bridge—I left the van for a short time, and when I came back it was gone—I afterwards identified some articles at the station, marked N.S. 10.45 and 10.47, which were in the van just before it disappeared.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010422-name-133" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010422-name-133" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-133" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES ELLIOTT</persName> </hi>. I have pleaded guilty to this charge; I stole the sugar and took it to Mills' shop about 1 o'clock—I was told to take it there—I did not see who did it—I did not go into the shop, but into the passage—I did not see Mills there—I saw him a long time afterwards and said, "I have not been paid for the sugar I brought; I have no money, I want some to go on with"—he gave me four sixpences—I was not satis
<lb/>fied with that, and told him he had better take a shilling away, as that was no good to me—I did not go back and ask him for more; I was arrested.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I must have been mad drunk—I saw the four bags of sugar put into the passage—there was a boy there—that is him (
<hi rend="italic">Smith</hi>)—I went back to the shop about 3 p.m. for my money, and I believe I said to the boy, "Is Mr. Smith in?"—the name over the place is "Mills"—I do not recollect the boy saying, "There is no Mr. Smith here; there is Mr. Smith, a greengrocer, next door"—I went back at 5 o'clock, and Mills told me he was not Mr. Smith; he was Mr. Mills—he said that the sugar was no use to him; he could not sell sugar like</p>
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<p>that, and asked me to take it away—I said, "Well, governor, I have been on the
<hi rend="italic">booze</hi> all day; give me a couple of
<hi rend="italic">bob,</hi> and I will get a van and take it away," and I got the 2s., and directly afterwards the police arrested me outside, with the 2s. in my hand—I had gone to Inspector Arle, and made a statement to him before that—I had not seen Mills then—when I said, "Give me two bob, and I will get a van, and take the sugar away," the officers were outside.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I called Mills "the governor" because the boy said, "The governor will be in by five," but I had never seen Mills.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. Directly I took the sugar there people were ready to take it in—when I got to the station I said to Mills, "You knew it was
<hi rend="italic">pinched"</hi>—that means stolen.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Mills, in his defence, stated, on oath, that he bought his shop of Mr. Smith about a year ago, having managed it for him three times; that there was a Mr. Smith, a greengrocer, next door, and young Smith came into his service when his boy left; that at a quarter to 5 o'clock he came down, and found three bags in the passage and one in the kitchen; that about 5 o'clock, when he was in his parlour having tea, Elliott, who was very drunk, came and said, "I have been at work all day; give me something to eat; give me a couple of shillings, and I will get a van and take the sugar away"; and that he was not surprised at seeing the sugar, because he might have given a standing order for sugar, and bought £4 or £5 worth at a time; that he had no wine licence, but bought three dozen of a man whose name he did not know; and that he knew nothing about the sacks.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010422-name-134" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010422-name-134" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010422-name-134" type="surname" value="LEEK"/>
<interp inst="t19010422-name-134" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN LEEK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>). I got the bag from 47, Collier Street, Bermondsey—it is one of 25 bags stolen from a barge at a wharf on the Thames.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010422-name-135" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010422-name-135" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010422-name-135" type="surname" value="ANGEL"/>
<interp inst="t19010422-name-135" type="given" value="JOSEPH HENRY"/>JOSEPH HENRY ANGEL</persName> </hi>. I identify this bag—it has the same mark as some which were stolen from the barge Penn, containing sugar—we were six short.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It is not a very common mark—I cannot say whether we have 300 bags with similar marks—it was stolen on the night of March 9th—it comes from the merchant, and was marked in France "G. C. & Cie"—I have seen that mark on bags in other consignments.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010422-name-136" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010422-name-136" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010422-name-136" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t19010422-name-136" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT SMITH</persName> </hi>. I live at 50, Paradise Street, Rotherhithe—I was employed by Mills—on Thursday, March 21st, shortly after 2 o'clock, Elliott came there, ana asked for Mr. Smith—I said, "There is no Mr. Smith here; that is the gentleman next door but one"—I did not see any sugar put in, and have no knowledge how these bags got into the passage and kitchen—no one is employed there but me—the passage is on the other side; I could not see it—there is a street-door to the passage—two ladies live upstairs, and they can open the passage door with a latch-key.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. When the sugar was brought in I did not open the door to admit it; Mrs. Jay did—she is a cousin, but not a lodger—I did not hear anybody say anything about sugar at 2.30.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I first heard that four bags of sugar had found their way into my master's place, in the evening about a quarter to six, when the prisoner came.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had been there a fortnight—I have not known other articles come there; no wine and no other sugar—I did not know sugar to come when my father was there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> When Mills saw the sugar he asked me what it was doing there—I said that I did not know.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. I did not see the van drive up—Elliott called and asked for the governor about 1.30, and he was in bed—he came down to lunch about 1.30—when I told the constable he would be in at five, that was Smith, the greengrocer.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010422-name-137" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-137" type="surname" value="JAY"/>
<interp inst="t19010422-name-137" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN JAY</persName> </hi>. I live at 50, Paradise Street, and am Mills' cousin—he was in bed up to 12 o'clock, and got up and had his dinner, and went to bed again a little after 2 o'clock—he was less than two hours down
<lb/>stairs, and then went to bed again, and did not come down till 5 o'clock at tea-time—I do not know who took in these sacks of sugar, I might have left the door open, I cannot say.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I do not dispute that one bag was found in the kitchen, which is level with the passage—I did not go out that day—I do not know how four bags could come in and one go to the kitchen without my knowing it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010422-name-138" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-138" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL TAYLOR</persName> </hi>. I have lodged in Mr. Mills' house five and a-half months—on March 21st I was at home with erysipelas in my left eye—a man brought in this sugar about 2.15 and shut the door—he came out of the yard—one bag was in the kitchen, and I saw the man going out at the door—I did not say anything to him—Mills went upstairs between one and two, and came down about 4.30 to tea—he was ill.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am a goods porter—I did not hear the van come.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MILLS</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010422-330-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">The police stated that he had received about 25 other bags during the last 12 months, and that Elliott worked honestly till he got acquainted with Mills.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-330-19010422 t19010422-330-punishment-28"/>Three years' penal servitude</rs>.</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ELLIOTT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">o a conviction of felony on February 15th, 1899; and two other convictions were proved against him.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-330-19010422 t19010422-330-punishment-29"/>Six months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday and Thursday, April</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">th and</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FREDERICK SADLER</hi> (41)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010422-331-offence-1 t19010422-name-140"/>Richard Cox</persName> £112s. 6d., with intent to steal.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. MATHEWS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">KERSHAW</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-141" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD COX</persName> </hi>. I am a bookmaker, of 207, Stanhope Street, Hampstead, Road—some of my operations are in the street—on the Lincolnshire Handi
<lb/>cap this year I had a bet with Mrs. Sadler, the prisoner's wife—she backed Lackford both ways, to win and a place—she handed me a slip—two slips were handed me—on the first I paid her 6s. 6d. on March 27th for the race run on the 26th—I kept the slip in my house, having paid the money, and everything was satisfactory—on the 28th I showed the prisoner the slip—he snatched it from my hand—it has my figures on it—I have not seen it since—I retained this other slip, which was produced before the Magis
<lb/>trates—5s. 3d. was due to Mrs. Sadler, but I gave her 6s. 6d. about 12.50p.m. on the 27th—within a minute the prisoner came up to me in Warren Street,</p>
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<p>Tottenham Court Road, with another man—I knew prisoner by sight, because he had asked me for money on other occasions—he said, "I want 30 f—shillings off you"—I thought he was joking, laughed at him, and said, "What for?"—he said, "Well, you know what for; it was a bet my
<hi rend="italic">missis</hi> gave you yesterday"—I said, "I have just settled with your
<hi rend="italic">missis,</hi> and everything is satisfactory"—his
<hi rend="italic">missis</hi> stepped forward and said, "Don't take any notice of the b—madman," and she said to him, "You ought to be ashamed of yourself; let the man get on with his busi
<lb/>ness"—she came to pull him away, because he was threatening me—he said if I did not pay him the money he would have my f—guts out—his wife advised me to walk away, and I was about to do so when he told her that if she did not get out of the way he would dig her in the f—eye—I walked away—the prisoner, with the other man, followed me for about an hour—I told the prisoner that I could produce the slip the following day—the men went away, saying they would have the money the next day at all costs—the next day, the 28th, I was in Warren Street about the same time—the prisoner came with the other man—there were three others within a distance of 20 yards—the prisoner got in a fighting attitude in front of me, and said, "My f—money!"—I was a few yards down a mews—I told him I would come up and arrange with him—when I got to the top the other three men were there—I said to the prisoner, "You have no occasion to cause all this trouble, and do what you have done; I knew you were wrong yesterday; here's the slip,' and I produced the slip Mrs. Sadler had given me—he snatched it at once—he had another slip in his right hand, and he said, "
<hi rend="italic">That</hi> is my f——bet"—the entry on the slip he snatched was, "1s. each way Lackford, any to come, 1s. on St. Bernard II.," at the bottom, "Stakes, Poor Scholar"—that means 1s. win, 1s. place, odds starting price, fourth odds a place, and 1s. to win St. Bernard II.—that won at 9 to 4—if 1s. has to come off the top of the paper it goes on to the bottom—the 1s. has to be invested on another horse lower down—if Lackford did not run, the 1s. would go on the next horse—if Lackford got a place the same condition would arise—if the Stakes were still in hand, and St. Bernard II. won, the 1s. would go on Poor Scholar—Poor Scholar lost—the result was, Mrs. Sadler was entitled to 5s. 3d.—I had not made the bets recorded on the seoond slip—I said, "I have never seen that slip in my life; that has nothing to do with me"—one of the men with him said, "Don't b—well argue with him; let's take it off him"—I said, "You must not take any money off me"—Sadler said if he did not get the money he would chew my "f—nose off"—a soldier in plain clothes came up—Sadler said, "You have no reason to bring these people to us; this is what you have done for us, is it? We don't mind the f—police"—one of the other men used a slang term about going round the corner, thinking he saw a police officer, but the man stood against the railings and watched—I was very frightened—I had a good bit of money in my pocket at the time they threatened to upset me and take the money from me—I said, "You had better go round the corner, and I will come round and arrange with you"—the four men went round the corner; then one came back and said, "How long are you going to keep us b—well waiting round there?"—being frightened,</p>
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<p>I went round the corner with him—they got round me again—Sadler made a punch at me, but one of the others prevented his striking me—I got so frightened that I said, "I will settle the money"—I offered 24s., which, with the 6s. 6d. I had paid, would make the 30s. 6d. they had claimed at first—they afterwards claimed 32s. 6d.—the prisoner said, "If you offer me that, I will smack it in your f—eye"—I was very frightened, and went into the Goat and Compasses public-house out of the way, at the corner of Euston Road and Fitzroy Street, near where we were standing—one of the men came in, and Sadler after him, with his wife—Sadler had a
<hi rend="italic">row</hi> with the landlord, then said to me, "My money, or up you go"—he made a rush at me, and cleared everything in front of him—the soldier came between, and prevented his striking me—I got into a corner—he made another punch at me, the door went open, I fell through, and ran away—the other three men were there upsetting the place—I went to the Police-station, and afterwards laid an information before Mr. Denman, the Magistrate, upon which a warrant was granted for Sadler's arrest—this slip "B" is the slip I took—it records 2s. to win on loser, Jeunesse Dore, stakes on Forfarshire, and is signed I could not say what—I never saw it before—(
<hi rend="italic">The signature appeared to be "Ham
<lb/>mott"</hi>)—that was a losing bet with Mrs. Sadler—it means 1s. was lost on Jeunesse Dore—two slips were handed to me—I took that one to the Police-court to show it was not the one—the slip snatched from me had Sadler on it, I am certain—I had never seen slip "A" till I saw it at the Police-court.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner did not touch me, because I got away too
<hi rend="italic">quick,</hi> but he was in a fighting attitude for two hours on the two days—I am always frightened at bad language—I said at the Police-court that I was trembling like a leaf—I was not so frightened the first day, because I thought when they produced the slip they would know I was correct—a police-station is within a quarter or half-mile from Warren Street—I often see police about there—I did not go to the police—I was examined before the Magistrate twice—I said, "I know nothing of the prisoner, except by sight, and the prisoner said, 'I want 32s. 6d. off you'; I said, 'What for?'—he said, "For the bet my
<hi rend="italic">missis</hi> gave you yesterday'; I said, 'I paid your
<hi rend="italic">missis</hi> 6s. 6d.'"—that is right—I said one bet was given me by Mrs. Sadler—everybody in the neighbourhood knows them—I knew their names—he has demanded money from me on other occasions—I know him to be what he is, and should give him half a sovereign to get rid of him at any time—I have known him for 18 years—my father kept a house in Warren Street about 18 years ago—Mr. Sadler and his wife lived within a few houses round the corner at that time—I did not know their names then—they went away for 16 years, and I saw no more of them till about two years ago—I have been betting in the street between seven and eight years—I have refused bets—I refused one from a shop-boy—from 1 to 2 o'clock in the day is my busiest time—the police run me in sometimes—I have been charged three times with creating an obstruction by betting in the street—I pay the £5 fine, and go on again next day—I never "worked the clubs"—I knew the Camden Town Club—I do not know how long it has not existed—I am married, and study my borne—I was only in it once—that was when I was on my way home,</p>
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<p>and the prisoner forced his company on me, and took me into the club—he then demanded half a sovereign—that was about eight in the evening, about 18 mouths ago—I gave him 10s.—I have been to the Thalma Square Club once, four or five months ago—I went with several people—I stopped about half an hour—the prisoner there demanded 15s. off me—I gave it to him—he lost it, and punched the man in the eye for beating him at faro—everybody in my business is afraid of the prisoner—I dare not refuse his wife's bet—on eight or nine other occasions the prisoner has taken money from me—10 or 12 weeks ago I gave him a sovereign—if slip "A" had been right it works out at 32s. 6d.—I merely answered the questions before the Magistrate—Mr. Arthur Newton represented me—I could not give the whole story—I had a revolver in my pocket the second day to frighten the prisoner—I did not say in the public-house, "I will blow your b—brains out"—it was impossible to see the revolver, because of the counter—I said, "Stand back; you are not going to turn me out"—the revolver was not loaded—I ran away to avoid taking out the revolver—I did not mention the revolver at the Police-court—I heard the soldier say in the Court that he saw me with something that looked like a pipe—there is a barracks near—I had seen the soldier several times—I was not on speaking terms—he may have spoken—I knew before March 28th that his name was Ibbs, and that he was a sergeant-major instructor—he came to the Police-court in uniform—the men would not allow me to get away—they went, round the corner from the police—I went round the corner to save myself trouble as well as them from the police—I signed "Richard Cox" to my deposition because I am known by that name.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> This was the first occasion money was due to the prisoner on a bet.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-142" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS IBBS</persName> </hi>. I am a sergeant-major instructor, and lived at 110, High Road, Willesden, and now live at 74, Villiers Road—on Thurday, March 28th, I was in Warren Street just alter 2 o'clock—I saw some men standing round the prosecutor—I recognised the prisoner—an angry discussion was going on, filthy and disgusting language being used—I heard one say, "Look out, here's a b—
<hi rend="italic">split</hi>"—I was not in uniform—I heard them say, "We are going to have this out of you, or else well have your b—liver"—I had been to the City, and was going to lunch—when someone said, "Look out, here's a b—
<hi rend="italic">split</hi>" they moved round the corner—Cox was within a yard or so of me—as I had finished my lunch in the Goat and Compasses Cox came in—the prisoner followed in a threatening manner, and spoke in an excited way, first of all to the landlord—he made a rush for Cox and said, "I want 30s. and a f—6d. from you"—Cox said, "Stand back, leave me alone," and got with his back to the door and looked out—the prisoner swore at him, and said he would have his b—liver or his 30s. and his b—6d.—previously he kicked against my stool, and nearly threw me over—as soon as I recovered I pushed myself in front of the prisoner and Cox, as Cox was a little chap to this man—Cox instantly backed out of the way and rushed out of the house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have been in the neighbourhood of Fitzroy Square about 12 years, and have known Cox about eight or 10 years—he does</p>
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<p>not know my private address—I saw something in his hand—I said before the Magistrate, "I saw something in Cox's hand; it did not look like a revolver, it looked like a pipe-case. I did not hear him say, 'I will blow out your b—brains'; I do not think he could have said it without my hearing it; I will not swear he did not, say it."</p>
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-143" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH HARMS</persName> </hi>. I am manager of the Goat and Compasses, Euston Road—on March 28th the prisoner came in about 3.30 or 3.45—he called for two
<hi rend="italic">drinks,</hi> and asked me to have one—I refused—he said, "No; you won't drink with a f—thief; I am Fred Sadler, the f—thief; you have all the money"—I said, "I have nothing but what I work hard for"—he said, "What I get I thieve"—he asked me for 30s.—I told him I did not owe him the money—he sent a woman out to fetch some men in, and two or three men came in—Cox was in the bar—the prisoner rushed across to strike him, clearing the bar in front of him—he made attempts to hit him, but Sergeant Ibbs rushed between them—I sent for the police—Cox went out the other way—the men went out together.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Ibbs was sitting in the bar close to the prisoner—the prisoner's observations were made in everybody's hearing—Ibbs was not in uniform—he was in uniform at the Police-court—I heard him and Ziezenis give evidence—I have not put into the prisoner's mouth more than I did before the Magistrate—I cannot remember now what I said before the Magistrate—I did not reserve it—I do not think the prisoner was drunk.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-144" type="given" value="ERNEST"/>ERNEST ZIEZENIS</persName> </hi>. I am a teacher, of 66, High Street, Marylebone—on March 28th I was having lunch in the Goat and Compasses—I saw Cox—I heard the prisoner in a brawling voice say something about its being a downright shame that people owed him money, and would not pay him—he said, "I want 30s.," emphasising it with adjectives—he said, as far as I could make out, "If you don't pay me the money I shall take it"—I understood that it was addressed to Cox, because he rushed to him immediately after he made the remark, between my chair and the door, knocking me away and, I think, the gentleman in front of me, too—three or four men rushed in, and there was a good deal of confusion in the bar—somebody jumped between them, and I said to the prisoner, "Behave like a man; leave that man alone," and Cox disappeared, I think, through another bar.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> About four people were there.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant, D</hi>). At 9.30 on April 1st I saw the prisoner detained at the Tottenham Court Road Police-station—I told him I was a police sergeant, and asked him if his name was Sadler—I read this warrant to him—it charges him that he did feloniously, by menaces or by force, demand certain moneys of one Richard Cox, with intent to steal the same, on March 27th and 28th—he said, "I wanted to steal no money from him; he owed my missis 30s. on a bet, and here it is," handing me this slip—the name at the bottom is the landlady's—I asked him what it was—he read it, "Lackford, 2s. 6d. for place; St. Bernard II., or all on; if cash, stakes on Poor Scholar"—when formally charged he made no reply.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He was brought in by an officer—I introduced myself to him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RAVEN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-151" type="given" value="ERNEST"/>ERNEST ALLEN</persName> </hi>. I am a porter employed by the London and North-Western Railway Company, at the Swan Receiving Office, Gresham Street, City—on March 25th Rogers drove in with a van belonging to one of the contractor of the South-Eastern Railway Company to collect goods for the Bricklayers' Arms—I noticed a half-chest of tea on the stage or bank—I had received instructions to watch—Rogers and Carey loaded up and received this way-bill—I saw Rogers take the tea while the way-bill was being copied and hand it to Carey in front of the van—he was not collecting goods for Chatham—I communicated with Mr. Lloyd—I saw the van go out—Rogers was driving—Lloyd and I followed them—when they got out of the yard they went through Gresham Street, King Street, Cheapside, Queen Street, over Southwark Bridge, taking the first or second streets, and going along the back streets, and I lost the van in the New Kent Road—I missed Lloyd, and went on to the Bricklayers' Arms, and Lloyd was there before me; I saw the van drive in—Carey had left—Rogers was driving—when we got outside I asked Rogers who Carey was—he said he was a van-boy employed by Wells, the contractor—Rogers had the way-bills—the chest of tea was not on the van—we had the load carefully checked off at Bricklayers' Arms—Rogers said to Lloyd, "What are you following me for?"—Lloyd said, "You know all about that"—a constable was fetched, and Lloyd gave Rogers in charge—at the station Rogers said, "Be care
<lb/>ful what you say"—he wanted to know why we did not charge him at the Swan Booking Office—the tea was Horniman's, and consigned to Chatham.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Goods for Chatham are kept separate—I know the prisoners well—I checked the goods as Rogers handed them on the van—one of the prisoners put them on—I made no objection—I did not hear that Carey's horse was lame, and that he had come to help Rogers—I had known Rogers two years—I did not know whether Carey was employed by Wells; I took Rogers' word that he was—I knew he was a van-boy before Rogers spoke about it—I knew Carey was a carman for Wells—there being two carmen, I asked Rogers what he was doing—I knew Rogers was telling a lie—the van I should call a trolley; it has no sides—it was loaded before sundown—three or four vans were loading at the same time—I checked 22 packages—the half-chest of tea was about two yards from the van, with other packages to go by the Chatham and Dover Railway—I gave the bill to Lloyd to sign, and he signed it and</p>
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<p>gave it me back—I gave it back to him to copy, and while he was copying it I saw Rogers take the tea, after he had signed it—it was put on the top of the van in front of other goods, and in between two hampers, underneath on the off side—anybody standing by could see it—Mr. Keeble saw it on the van when in the yard—18ft. to 20ft. of piping was in the middle part—it was not a very big load—there was one horse—the chest was about 18in. square; an ordinary chest, with Chinese figures—anybody could see it was tea, and not a packing-case—Rogers handed it to Carey, and Carey put it on the front of the van, between two hampers—he had no right to do it—I did not mention it; I followed the van; those were my instructions—I went over the streets with Lloyd, who showed me which was the New Kent Road—I said, "They went round all the back turnings instead of going direct," because I followed them, and they turned to the left, then to the right, then left again, and I missed them—I cannot swear they did not go along Sumner Street and Newington Causeway—I saw them in the New Kent Road about 250 yards, or 10 minutes' walk, from the Bricklayers' Arms—I missed them in the New Kent Road—the journey is about three miles—I only got 150 yards behind—I last saw Lloyd in one of the back streets.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-152" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM LLOYD</persName> </hi>. I am managing inspector at the London and North-Western Swan Depot in Gresham Street—on March 25th my attention was called to the prisoners at the Swan—these two way-bills show 21 parcels on one, and one on the other, for Rogers' van—I saw him sign—I copied it, and said, "Are you sure you have got 22 packages on?"—he said, "That is right, is it not, 21 on one bill and one on the other?"—Carey was on the van, and Rogers drove it out of the yard—in conse
<lb/>quence of information I had, Allen and I followed them—they went through Gresham Street, King Street, Cheapside, Queen Street, over Southwark Bridge—I missed them in East Street—they were both on the van—I went to Bricklayers' Arms Station—the van came up—Carey was gone—Rogers was driving—Rogers said, "What are you following me for?"—I said, "You know"—he said, "Be careful what you say"—the van came out of the station empty—I gave information to the South-Eastern people in consequence of what I had been told at the Swan.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Rogers did not say at the Swan, "You can count them if you like"—I did not go out alongside—I handed the bills to Rogers about a dozen yards from the trolley—I think he said, "Yes, you make it right"—we checked the parcels on—I saw the chest on the front part of the van, on the top of other things—when he got to Southwark Bridge Road he got down to fix up some galvanised iron pipes—I missed him about five minutes' walk from the turn into the Old Kent Road, in East Street—I got on an omnibus going towards the Bricklayers' Arms, just beyond the railway arch in the New Kent Road; about 300 yards from the Bricklayers' Arms—I have known cases of carmen getting wrong parcels—they are not frequent—on one occasion a carman had a package short, but it was discovered on the bunk after
<lb/>wards—after Rogers said, "Be careful what you say," I reported to a constable.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> If the carman got more packages than he ought, it</p>
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<p>would have been his duty to leave it at the South-Eastern to be reported.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-153" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT KEKBLE</persName> </hi>. I am foreman at the Swan Depot, Gresham Street—on March 25th I saw a chest of tea on the Chatham platform—Allen spoke to me—I saw the van driven away—I saw Carey at the front of the van on the dock, and Rogers by his side—I missed the tea—I saw it on the trolley—I spoke to Allen.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The first time I saw either of the prisoners was when Rogers came to give his name—I was on the platform watching them—the tea was on the right side of the van, well to the front—you could see the end of it—it was not quite at the top—there were galvanised iron pipes on the top—it was a flat, one-horse trolley, no rail or sides—I could see half the chest one side—the goods for Chatham were about four yards from the South-Eastern Railway goods on the same platform—there was that space between them—there were 11 packages and the tea for the Chatham line—separate places are marked out for the different railways—the Chatham goods go to Blackfriars, and the South-Eastern goods to the Bricklayers' Arms Station.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-154" type="given" value="BENJAMIN GEORGE"/>BENJAMIN GEORGE POPE</persName> </hi>. On March 25th I was a carman employed by Horniman & Co., tea merchants, Wormwood Street, City, and took to the depot in Gresham Street several packages of tea addressed to Tribe & Lamb, of Chatham—this is the entry in my parcels book—I left them on the bank, and got a receipt—on March 27th I was instructed to take another chest of tea addressed to the same people.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-155" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY MILNER</persName> </hi>. I am a warehouseman, employed by Tribe & Lamb, of 211, High Street, Chatham, growers and chemists—on March 26th I expected a half-chest of tea—it did not come—on March 28th I wrote to Horniman's, and received a similar chest to that which I expected on the 26th.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-156" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS COGLAN</persName> </hi>. I am foreman at the South-Eastern Railway Goods Station, Bricklayers' Arms—my duty is to check the goods that come in with the way-bills as they are unloaded—Rogers came in with a car-load of Wells', the South Eastern contractor, between 7 and 7.15 on March 25th, handed me these two way-bills and unloaded—I checked the 22 items as they were unloaded, as they appear above his signature—nothing was left in the van—he had no half-chest of tea.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> According to the invoice the load was correct—the distance from Gresham Street to the Bricklayers' Arms is about three miles.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">M</hi>). About 8.15 on March 22nd, on Lloyd's instructions, I stopped Rogers, who was driving a van down the Old Kent Road—Lloyd charged him with stealing a half-chest of tea—I said to Rogers, "You hear what this man says?"—Rogers answered, "Yes; I do not know anything about tea"—I took him to Grange Road Police-station, and afterwards, to Cloak Lane Station in the City, where he was charged with being concerned with another in stealing the tea—he said he knew nothing about tea—on leaving Grange Road Police-station on the way to the City he said, "If my mate,
<hi rend="italic">Tim</hi> Carey, was with me he might help me; he was with me all day"—the same evening I went to 22, Morcombe Street, Walworth; in plain clothes—I saw Carey in the</p>
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<p>street about 30 yards off—I sang out, "
<hi rend="italic">Tim,</hi>" because I was looking for a, man named
<hi rend="italic">Tim</hi> Carey—he came towards me—I asked him if his name was Carey—he said, "No; my name's Brown"—I told him I was a police officer, and he answered the description of a man named Carey that I wanted, and I should take him to Cloak Lane for being concerned with a man named Rogers in custody, charged with stealing tea from Gresham Street—on the way to the station he said, "I do not know anything about the tea, but I admit being
<hi rend="italic">Tim</hi> Carey, and I had been with Rogers all day."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Rogers did not give me Carey's address—he said he did not know where he lived, but that I should be very likely to find him close to the Camden Arms public-house—a London and North-Western man first introduced Carey's name—I believed Rogers' statement, and found Carey.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners, in their defence, on oath, denied all knowledge of the tea, and said they went the most direct way to the Bricklayers' Arms.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-158" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM LLOYD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I followed the prisoners through a street I now know as Garden Street and Deacon Street—from South
<lb/>wark Bridge they went down Sumner Street, Gravel Lane, Great Suffolk Street, into South wark Bridge Road, stopped a few seconds against the Sportsman public-house, which is a few yards from New Lancaster Street, then they went along Newington Causeway, the New Kent Road, turned up Gurney Street, on the right of the New Kent Road, through Deacon Street, Rodney Road, Walworth (one end of which leads into the Old Kent Road), Catesby Street, Beckway Street, to East Street, where I lost them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not give all the streets yesterday because I was not asked—I went round to look at the streets on April 16th—I was not able to give them to the Magistrate—I knew them by sight, but not their names—I do not know that part well.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I went through the streets with one of the North-Western people, and put their names down in this book as I came to them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners received good characters.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-161" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-161" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>MR. ARTHUR GILL</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MATHEWS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, April</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1901.</p>
<hi rend="italic">For the case of William and Margaret Miller, tried this day, see</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Surrey Cases.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, April</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1901.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RICHARDS</hi>, K.C.
<hi rend="italic">and</hi> M.P.,
<hi rend="italic">with</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CASSERLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BIRON</hi>,</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DRAKE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Baker.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-166" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-166" type="given" value="HENRY RICHARD"/>HENRY RICHARD RASHLEIGH</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Robert Masters, a turf commission agent, of Guernsey, who trades under the name of Spot Guernsey—we accept bets provided the telegram is handed in a quarter of an hour before the set time of the race—I received this letter (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) in January from Arthur Thompson, 325a, King's Road, Chelsea—(
<hi rend="italic">This stated:</hi> "I desire to open an account with you; please send terms.")—I subsequently received a deposit of £5 in the same name to open an account for bets to be made by telegram—on January 15th I received this tele
<lb/>gram; "Regent Street, 12.57. Received here, Guernsey, 1.32, Spot Guernsey, Narrow Oakum, Jailbird, Art"—he wrote another letter, which I have not got, explaining the telegram—I read that, "£2 to win on Jailbird"—our total loss was £2 6s. 8d.—there was another transaction on which we lost £4—I sent him the balance, £9, by money order payable to Arthur Thompson, deducting commission—this is the order (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>); it is signed "Arthur Thompson"—on February 14th we received another telegram from the same person, "Sarah Narrow Oakum, Art," that means "£2 on Oakum to win"—there were a few other bets, and I sent a cheque for £9 14s., the balance of all the transactions up to that date—on March 4th I received this letter front Arthur Thompson, dated the 2nd; "Sir,—Owing to unforeseen circumstances I shall not be able to continue my account with you, and when I wish to re-commence I will write to you"—I replied to that—I never saw Arthur Thompson; it was all done by letter and telegram—this letter (
<hi rend="italic">Dated March 2nd</hi>) is written to us by Arthur Thompson, and represents the various transactions between us—£2 was the amount he usually put on the winning horse.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Besides these about 15 other wires were sent to us; I believe they were genuine—out of those 15 there were 12 losses, amount
<lb/>ing to £24 18s.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> This is our account—there is a win of £35, and a loss of £12 18s.—this is a copy of the ledger from the beginning—they won about £10.</p>
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<persName id="t19010422-name-167" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010422-name-167" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19010422-name-167" type="surname" value="ANDREWS"/>
<interp inst="t19010422-name-167" type="given" value="EMILY ATWOOD"/>EMILY ATWOOD ANDREWS</persName> </hi>. I am a telegraphist in the Central Tele
<lb/>graph Office, St. Martin's-le-Grand—on January 15th, at 1.31 (Exhibit 17) was put down by my desk for transmission to Guernsey, and from that I sent the message; it bears my signature—it reached Guernsey at 1.32.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010422-name-168" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010422-name-168" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19010422-name-168" type="surname" value="CLAXTON"/>
<interp inst="t19010422-name-168" type="given" value="FRANK HENRY"/>FRANK HENRY CLAXTON</persName> </hi>. I am a telegraphist in the Central Office—on January 15th I was in the room devoted to racing news from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.—I received a wire from Manchester Grand Stand at 1.24, showing that Jailbird had won the race there—the message was not to be delivered to the public, which means that it goes over another wire.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010422-name-169" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010422-name-169" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010422-name-169" type="surname" value="PERCIVAL"/>
<interp inst="t19010422-name-169" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK PERCIVAL</persName> </hi>. I am a telegraphist in the Central Office—on January 15th I was in the G Division, the Eastern Counties, which includes the wires from Newmarket, and Shapley asked me to change</p>
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<p>with him, as it was easier duty; it was 4 p.m. to 11.45—he took my place from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., so that he was in the room when the tele
<lb/>grams from Newmarket arrived.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STEPHENSON</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">For Shapley</hi>). I am not one of the seniors; I am about the 19th—I am a good deal older than Shapley—I did not know that he was
<hi rend="italic">doing a little bit</hi>—I have not paid a bet for him or for myself—one official often asks another to take his duty.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010422-name-170" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010422-name-170" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19010422-name-170" type="surname" value="SIMES"/>
<interp inst="t19010422-name-170" type="given" value="LOUISA ANN"/>LOUISA ANN SIMES</persName> </hi>. I am a telegraphist in the Central Office; not St. Martin's—on February 4th I sent the message contained in Exhibit 14, which purports to have been handed in at Regent Street at 2.20—this is a copy of it (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010422-name-171" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010422-name-171" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010422-name-171" type="surname" value="ANTONY"/>
<interp inst="t19010422-name-171" type="given" value="THOMAS COAD"/>THOMAS COAD ANTONY</persName> </hi>. On February 4th I received this message on Exhibit 22 from Manchester Grand Stand at 2.42—it shows that a horse named Sarah had won the race.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010422-name-172" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010422-name-172" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010422-name-172" type="surname" value="REES"/>
<interp inst="t19010422-name-172" type="given" value="THOMAS LEWELLYN"/>THOMAS LEWELLYN REES</persName> </hi>. I am a telegraphist in the Central Office—on February 4th I was on duty with Shapley—his hours were 12 to 8, and mine 9 to 6, and we obliged one another—he asked me to change places with him, and gave me a shilling for doing so—he undertook my duty in the racing-room that day—a telegram coming from Nottingham at 11.42 would come under my notice.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STEPHENSON</hi>. There is no fixed rate of payment.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-173" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010422-name-173" type="surname" value="PETERS"/>
<interp inst="t19010422-name-173" type="given" value="WALTER HARRY"/>WALTER HARRY PETERS</persName> </hi>. I am assistant superintendent of the Central Office—on January 4th I was on duty in the racing-room, and saw Shapley there—he had every opportunity of seeing the results of the races as they arrived—he would have no difficulty in setting in circula
<lb/>tion a telegraphic message, by placing it on the table just as if it was a genuine message.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010422-name-174" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010422-name-174" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010422-name-174" type="surname" value="CHUCK"/>
<interp inst="t19010422-name-174" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES CHUCK</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Mr. Arthur Magnus, a commission agent, of 67, Stanley Street, Liverpool—his telegraphic address is "Magnus, Liverpool"—our condition as to telegraphic bets is up to £5 up to the time the race is to be run—I received from Arthur Thompson, 325A, King's Road, Chelsea, a deposit of £10—he could send any sum he pleased—he assumed the name of Tar—this telegram, No. 3, reads, "Perch, Edwardine, Tar"—that means "Put me £5 on Edwardine to win"—No. 5 is "Perch, Chirpy, Tar," and No. 6 is "Perch, Hobnob, Tar"—those were horses running in the 2 o'clock race—telegram No. 3 is signed 2.35, and I should receive it about 10 minutes afterwards—Edwardine won on February 22nd, which resulted in a loss of £30—the telegram would take half an hour to get from Regent Street to Liverpool—I sent £25 in notes, and two sovereigns, and a postal order in a registered letter—he had lost £2 on a previous bet—Chirpy won on February 27th, which was a loss of £25 to us—I thought there was a mistake, as 48 minutes was a long time in comparison with a telegram which we had before, and I requested that the time should be repeated—I wrote to Thompson the same night, and have a copy here—(
<hi rend="italic">Dated February 27th, declining to execute farther commissions pending inquiry</hi>.)—I got another telegram on the 28th for Model, and wired to Thompson that no commissions would be executed for him—I got no reply—it takes a few days to get the answers—I wrote again on March 1st, "I wrote you last evening no further com
<lb/>missions would be executed for you; nothing was done for you"—I re
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<p>no reply—there is more than £10 in our hands, and we have had no claim for it—the telegram of the 28th means, "Put me £5 on Hobnob to win"—Hobnob had won, and we should have lost £50.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Two other genuine telegrams were sent to us, but they were at least half an hour before the race—we won on both—I have not got the Model telegram—Prince Hampton was a first favourite—it is not unusual to race in another name to one's own.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010422-name-175" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010422-name-175" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010422-name-175" type="surname" value="SALMON"/>
<interp inst="t19010422-name-175" type="given" value="CHARLES HENRY"/>CHARLES HENRY SALMON</persName> </hi>. I am a telegraphist in the Central Office—on February 22nd I was on duty at one of the Liverpool wires, and received Exhibit 4 for transmission to Liverpool—I dispatched it at 2.25—Exhibit 3 is the form in which the message would be delivered; it is only five words—it was received within a minute.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010422-name-176" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010422-name-176" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010422-name-176" type="surname" value="LEAT"/>
<interp inst="t19010422-name-176" type="given" value="CHARLES JAMES"/>CHARLES JAMES LEAT</persName> </hi>. I am a telegraphist at the Central Office—on February 22nd I was on duty in the racing-room, receiving messages and the names of the winners—at 2.10 I got Exhibit 10, which shows that Edwardine won a race at Birmingham.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-177" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010422-name-177" type="surname" value="ADAMS"/>
<interp inst="t19010422-name-177" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE ADAMS</persName> </hi>. I am one of the assistant superintendents in the Racing Division of the Central Telegraph Office—I was on duty on February 22nd—Shapley was there from 2.20 to 4 p.m. collecting mes
<lb/>sages for the wires—he would know the result immediately it was received in London, and if he wrote it on one of these forms and put it on the table, the clerk would send it on.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> A number of persons were performing the same duty—Mr. Percival was not working on the same date—there is con
<lb/>siderable temptation to dishonesty in the way of persons there if they have dishonest intentions.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-178" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010422-name-178" type="surname" value="HOOPER"/>
<interp inst="t19010422-name-178" type="given" value="WILLIAM CHARLES"/>WILLIAM CHARLES HOOPER</persName> </hi>. I am a telegraphist in the Central Office—Exhibit 8 has my mark on it; it was put on the instrument by the distributor, and I sent it to Liverpool at 2.40 p.m. by the direct wire.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010422-name-179" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010422-name-179" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010422-name-179" type="surname" value="HUTCHINSON"/>
<interp inst="t19010422-name-179" type="given" value="GEORGE THOMAS"/>GEORGE THOMAS HUTCHINSON</persName> </hi>. I am a telegraphist in the Central Department—I was on duty on March 1st—Exhibit 9 was put on my desk, and I transmitted it to Liverpool at 2.30.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010422-name-180" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010422-name-180" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010422-name-180" type="surname" value="HIMES"/>
<interp inst="t19010422-name-180" type="given" value="SIDNEY"/>SIDNEY HIMES</persName> </hi>. I am a telegraphist in the Central Department—on February 2 th I received Exhibit 11 at 2.20—the name of the horse was Chirpy—the telegram came from Warwick Grand Stand—it would be distributed all round.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-181" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD COOK</persName> </hi>. I am assistant superintendent of the G Division of the Central Department—I was on duty on February 27th and March 1st—Shapley was on duty on both those days, in a position to learn the result of winners within a few moments of the race—No. 8 is a telegram purporting to have been sent off at 2.42—Shapley was in a position to put that in circulation at that time—No. 9 was in circulation for Liver
<lb/>pool in the same way; the time on that is 2.26.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-182" type="given" value="GEORGINA SOPHIA"/>GEORGINA SOPHIA LYNCH</persName> </hi>. I am assistant superintendent of the B group in the Metropolitan Gallery, Central Telegraph Office—I was on duty there on February 22nd and 27th and March 1st—these forms, 4, 8 and 9, purport to come from the Regent Street office—we have 10 wires communicating with Regent Street—they have the names of three operatives—the wires 829 and 830 were not at work that day in</p>
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<p>an upward direction; telegrams were transmitted, but not to Regent Street—neither of the three telegraphists whose names are on these forms was at work on those days, and between those hours no telegrams were received from Regent Street on those wires.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-183" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR BECKS</persName> </hi>. I am a tobacconist, of 325A, King's Road, Chelsea—part of my business is to receive letters for customers, addressed to my place for 1d. each—Baker came there in January and asked if I would take in letters for him in the name of Arthur Thompson—I agreed; letters came, he called for them, and I gave them to him—they were all from Guernsey or Liverpool—on February 12th he brought me this cheque for £9 14s., and asked if I could oblige him by cashing it, but I could not—on February 23rd a registered letter came for him—he called for it, and had it early in the morning—on February 28th a letter came by the first post with the Liverpool post-mark, and just after 3 p.m. a telegram—next morning there was another letter from Liverpool by the first post—Baker had them on March 2nd; he also had the letters named in Exhibit 1—on March 7th, about 3 p.m., while those letters were still in my possession, Shapley called—I had not seen him before—he gave no name—he asked if there were any letters for Arthur Thompson, as he was away at Ports
<lb/>mouth Arsenal, and he had had a letter asking him to call for them—I told him I could not let him have them—I still had them on March 14th, when Baker called about 6 p.m., when an official from the Past-Office was waiting in a room at the back—I had made an arrangement with him, and knocked at the glass when Baker was on the door mat—he seemed very agitated; he walked in and out, but would not come to the counter at all, and when I handed him the letters he ran out without them—the door was open—Tower, the Post Office constable, brought him back—he did not say why he ran away—I then gave him the letters—half of the shop is in Beaufort Street; it is on the corner.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-184" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MARTIN</persName> </hi>. I am in the Naval Store Department of the Admiralty—Baker was a copyist in that department from June, 1897, to August, 1899, when he was appointed second-class writer at Portsmouth—he was lent to the Admiralty, for convenience, from March 2nd to 14th—his hours were from 10 to 5, and sometimes from 9.30—he had an interval in the middle of the day—I know his writing—I believe this postal order and cheque to be his writing—he was paid 24s. a week, and had an allowance of 23s. 4d. for being in London.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known him since he entered in 1897—he was a very good boy at his work, and received steady promotion on account of his good behaviour—he has been a straightforward lad, as far as I know.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-185" type="given" value="FREDERICK HERBERT"/>FREDERICK HERBERT SWEET</persName> </hi>. I live at 47, Beaufort Street, Chelsea—Baker lodged with me for about four years, till about three weeks before he was arrested—I had no idea where he went from my house till after his arrest—Sidney Street is about seven minutes' walk off—he wished me good-bye when he left, because he was going to another appointment—he boarded with me—he was away at Portsmouth last year—Shapley is my brother-in-law—he often came to my house when Baker was there—his father is a very respectable man, living in the neighbourhood.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Baker came from Dublin—he is of a respectable</p>
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<p>family, and was then employed as a boy clerk at South Kensington Museum, and subsequently he got into the Admiralty—both the prisoners were members of St. Peter's Club.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I was under the impression that he had gone to another appointment—I believe he said something to my wife, but he only went away for a few weeks.</p>
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<persName id="t19010422-name-186" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-186" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT BONE</persName> </hi>. I am a draper, of 90, Fulham Road—someone from Mr. Shapley's brought me this cheque for £9 14s.—I do not know whether Shapley had a banking account—I frequently changed cheques for him—it has my signature on the back.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-187" type="given" value="MATTHEW"/>MATTHEW TOWER</persName> </hi>. I am a police officer attached to the Poet Office—on March 14th, about 6.30 p.m., I was at Mr. Becks' premises—an inti
<lb/>mation was made to me; I came out of the shop, and saw Baker 25 or 30 yards away, just dropping from a very hasty step into a leisurely one, looking anxiously over his shoulder, and going towards his lodging—I went up to him and said, "I am a police officer; it is necessary for you to come to the Post Office"—he made no reply—I took him back to the shop, and saw Mr. Becks hand him two letters—I took him to the General Post Office—Mr. Wood saw him, and he was given into custody about 9 o'clock—I searched him, and found on him this £5 Bank of England note—(
<hi rend="italic">Mr. Chuck here identified the number of the note.</hi>)—I took Baker to Old Scotland Yard, and charged him—he made no reply—next day I searched Shapley's lodgings—his father is a butcher there—when Shapley was searched I said, "What keys have you?"—he gave me some keys, and said that £2 would be found there—I went there, and found £7 in gold.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He went with me without any objection whatever.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-188" type="given" value="FRANK ORSON"/>FRANK ORSON WOOD</persName> </hi>. I am in the Confidential Department of the General Post Office—in consequence of a complaint from Liverpool I was requested to make special inquiry into this case—I instructed Tower to bring Baker to the Post Office, and produced to him Exhibit No. 5, of February 27th, and said, "This telegram was received by Mr. Magnum, of Liverpool, from Arthur Thompson, purporting to be handed in at the Regent Street Office, but that it was not handed in there"—he said that he would answer any questions I liked to put—I asked him who he was—he said his name was Baker, of 47, Beaufort Street—I showed him tele
<lb/>gram B, and said, "This is a forged telegram, sent to Arthur Thompson," and that I understood he had called for the letter—he said, "Yes"—I asked him what he had done with the money—he said that he kept half—I asked him what he had done with the other half—he said, "I do not wish to say"—I said, "Is it a relative?"—he said, "No"—I asked him how long he had lived at 47, Beaufort Street—he said, "Three years"—I said, "With whom?"—he said, "Mr. Sweet"—I said, "I must send to him and inquire"—I went back to the Central Office and made further inquiries, and on my return he said, "You have heard the name of the man to whom I sent the money?"—I said, "Do you mean Mr. Shapley?"—he said, "Yes"—before that I had shown him a telegram and this cheque for £9 14s.—he said that he had received that money and handed half of it to a man in the Post Office—I saw Shapley next morning, who said that he had had half of the money, that he did not know anything about the</p>
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<p>forged telegram, but the reason he had half the money was that he and Baker both sent half the deposit money—I gave him in custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Baker was quite open about the matter, except as to the question as to who was in the Post Office.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Baker, in his defence, stated on oath, that he agreed with Shapley to try his luck upon horse racing, and to receive letters in the name of Thompson; that they sent £2 10s. each to Guernsey, and that he sent 15 or 16 telegrams there from Waterloo Place, Regent Street, close to the Admiralty, and some from King's Road, Chelsea; that they lost upon 12 of them £14 or £15, and won £3; that he sent Mr. Magnum, of Liverpool, five telegrams, and lost upon these and won upon two; that he knew that the telegram of January 15th was going to be sent, but did not know that it was to be forged, as Shapley often got information at the Post Office by wire; that five of the forged tele
<lb/>grams, those of January 15th, February 4th and 22nd, and March 1st, were sent by Shapley, and he (Baker) had nothing to do with them; that he found out by calling for the letters that inquiries were being made, but did not know that there was any forgery till he showed them to Shapley, who said that they were forged, and that he then wrote the letter of March 2nd to Guernsey, stating that owing to unforeseen circumstances he should not be able to continue the account, and that he had changed his address, that he might not be seen passing the tobacconist's shop.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Both prisoners received good characters.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010422-336-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="withRecommendation"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Strongly recommended to mercy by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-336-19010422 t19010422-336-punishment-30"/>Judgment respited.</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SHAPLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-336-19010422 t19010422-336-punishment-31"/>Six months' imprisonment in the second division</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Friday, April</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1901.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Phillimore.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ORMSBY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-191" type="given" value="GEORGE WILLIAM"/>GEORGE WILLIAM RIDGEWELL</persName> </hi>. I live at 4, Berkley Street, Somers Town, and am an assistant to Mr. Robert Bryden, a certified bailiff—on Thursday, April 4th, I went with Mr. Bryden to 61, Burton Crescent—we got there about 2.30 or 2.45—a Mr. Hughes was with us—we found Mr. Sewell, the assistant bailiff of the Clerkenwell County Court, there—we started moving the goods from the front room—the prisoner came in with a friend named Batchelor—they made a disturbance—the prisoner used bad language, and they were asked to leave the room—Batchelor did so; he had to be pushed out at the door—I did not do it, somebody else did—the prisoner stayed in the room—he had a stick in his hand, and tried to hit Sewell on the head with it—I was taking the things out of the room then—the prisoner said, "I will blow you all b—well up before I am done"—he then got some white powder; I do not know where from—he put it on the floor in a lump in the middle of the room—he then took a bottle out of a box, without a lid, which was in the room—I had not put the bottle there—the box was full of bottles—I was taking the goods</p>
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<p>out into the passage, and when I came back he was opening the bottle—he was in a stooping position, and was going to pour the contents of the bottle on to the powder—I rushed across the room to try and save other people's lives from being in danger—there were 15 people in the house—I was about 2ft. away from him when' he said, "Take that, you b—; I wish I could give you more," and threw some of the contents at me—he had poured a little of the liquid on to the floor—my clothes were burnt (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—both my hands were burnt; they are better now—when he threw the stuff at me I was not struggling with him—I had not quite reached him—immediately the stuff was thrown I seized him by the throat with my finger and thumb, and took the bottle out of his right hand with my left—he then fell on the floor—he dragged hold of my coat, trying to pull me with him—I managed to keep away from him—one of the lodgers brought me some oil, which I rubbed over my hands—I was taken to Dr. McDonald by a policeman—I felt just as if I was on fire—my leg was burnt through my trousers; it has healed now—I gave the prisoner into custody—he was slightly muddled; he was not exactly drunk.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I went there to assist Mr. Bryden to execute a warrant—I told the Magistrate that the prisoner came in with a big stick—the depositions were not read over to me, that I know of—I told the Magis
<lb/>trate that the prisoner said, "Take that, you b—; I wish I could give you more"—I said, "I rushed to him and tried to take the bottle from him; he then threw the contents of the bottle all over my clothes and my hands"—that is not a different story from what I am telling now—I did not see what occurred when the prisoner poured the acid over the white powder—I noticed when I got hold of him that the room was all full of smoke—he only poured about two drops on to the powder before he threw it over me—when he began pouring the stuff out of the bottle I thought the place would be blown up—I got hold of the neck of the bottle, and he had the butt—it was not while trying to get the bottle from him that the acid came over me—my hands were drenched when I got him by the throat—this (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) is the bottle—I cannot say how much there was in it—he did not upset any of it after I caught hold of the neck, because I held it up—before it occurred he did not say if we packed the bottles in the way they were done we should cause a blow up—he did not say, "For God's sake, what are you doing, handling the bottles like that"—I did say before the Magistrate that I would not swear that the prisoner did not say that—I will swear now that he did not—I have considered what he said since—I have not talked the matter over with anyone since—I was slightly confused at the Court, being in such pain.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> While I was in the room I did not see anybody handle the bottles except the prisoner—I caught him with my right hand, and the top of the bottle with my left—while I was holding the bottle I kept hold of the prisoner's throat—my right hand was injured.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. I only saw one box in the room—all the bottles were blue, but of different sizes—I did not see the prisoner pick the bottle up, or open it.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-192" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL SEWELL</persName> </hi>. I live at 51, Witherington Road, Highbury, and am assistant-bailiff at Clerkenwell County Court—I received this warrant from the County Court on April 2nd—it is under the Lodgers Act—it is</p>
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<p>a judicial order to give possession—I went to 61, Barton Crescent, on April 3rd, and again on the 4th, about 1.30—I did not see the prisoner—I saw Mrs. Murray and told her I was going to carry out the execution; the warrant was one for distress as well as ejectment—I went into both rooms—in the front room there were a large number of medical bottles; I collected them with one of my fellow workers—I have had 12 years' ex
<lb/>perience in a chemist's shop, and I said that we should have to be very careful with them, and I would pack them myself—I packed them, partly in some drawers which we took out of a table and partly in some trays—this bottle was packed in a large drawer, and was surrounded with 40 or 50 other bottles of all colours, but very few blue ones—I knew they contained acid—I think there were five drawers altogether, and we placed them on one side near a window on the floor, side by side—I was going to have them put on the tail part of the van—I remember Mr. Bryden and the last witness coming in about 2.30—I first saw the prisoner sometime after three—he came in with a man called Batchelor, who made himself very offensive—I asked him if his name was Mr. Banks; he said, "No;" and I said, "Well, we have a troublesome job here, and we don't want to be troubled with you," and we put him outside—the prisoner had a tremendous great stick in his hand—his behaviour was like a mad man's—he used very offensive words, and would not submit to having the things taken out—I said he would have to submit to it—he was going to strike me with the stick when Mr. Bryden, I think, wrenched it out of his hand and put it on one side—Mrs. Murray came and pre
<lb/>vailed upon the prisoner to be quiet—he remained in the room quietly for about 20 minutes, then he started again, and said, after some bad words, "I will kill the lot of you; I will blow the place up and set fire to it"—Hughes and Ridgewell were taking things out—I was handing them to them, and I smelt something very unpleasant—I turned round and said to Ridgewell, "He means doing it"—I saw some powder on the floor, and some black fluid mixed with it—I did not exactly see the prisoner's position—the fluid set the powder on fire—the powder was about 12in. by 8in. on the floor, and the flames about 4in. high—I stamped them out, and Ridgewell went to try to get the bottle from the prisoner's hands—I heard them scuffling, but did not see them, because I was trying to put the fire out—I did not see any fluid coming from the bottle—I turned round and saw Ridgewell, who appeared to be in great agony—the prisoner said, "I am sorry I was not more successful"—a man brought a bottle of oil—a constable came in and took the prisoner out of the place—I stopped behind to execute the warrant.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not know if I used the word "kill" before the Magistrate; I said "annihilate"—the prisoner said he would kill the whole lot of us—I did not see him pour the acid over the powder; it was the smell which attracted my attention—the flames must have been created before Ridge well rushed at the prisoner—I did not see Ridgewell go to the prisoner before I tried to put the flames out—I did not know that the prisoner got any of the acid over himself—I know now that he did.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The exact words the prisoner used were, "There, you</p>
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<p>have got it, and I wish you had got more of it"—during the 20 minutes when the prisoner was quiet, nobody, so far as I know, touched the box where the bottle was.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-193" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT BRYDEN</persName> </hi>. I am a certified bailiff, of 51, Charlton Street, Euston Road—on Thursday, April 4th, I went with Ridgewell to 61, Burton Crescent, just before 3 p.m.—I saw Sewell there—the prisoner and Batchelor came in a little time afterwards—the prisoner was very excited, and Batchelor began to rail at the County Court officer about some other matter—I put him outside out of the way—the prisoner remained in the room—he had a large holly stick with him—he flourished it about, and said he would burn or blow us all up before he had done with us—I got the stick away from him, and threw it into the back room out of the way—he was quiet for five or six minutes, then he commenced to get very excited again—I went down to Hunter Street Police-station, and spoke to the inspector—when I returned with a constable the room was full of smoke; Ridgewell and the prisoner were getting up off the floor—Ridgwell said to me, "Look what he has done to me, governor," showing me his hands, which were very red—the stuff was all running down his clothes—the constable took the prisoner into custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He said nothing when he was taken into custody.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">E</hi>). On April 4th, in the afternoon, I went to 61, Burton Crescent—I went into the front room—it was all upside down, and full of vapour; you could scarcely get your breath—the prosecutor and the prisoner were in a very excited condition—the prosecutor's coat was smoking—he said to me, "This man has thrown some acid over me"—I said, "What acid?"—he said, "It is in this bottle," and produced this bottle—I told the prisoner he would have to come to the station with me—he said, "All right; I have got some on my own hands"—he washed his hands in some water—he said, "If those bottles had caught, half Burton Crescent would have been blown away"—I took him to the station—in answer to the charge he said, "That is a lie"—there was no cork in the bottle at the time of the occurrence.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I told the Magistrate that the prosecutor had accused the prisoner of throwing the acid over him.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010422-name-195" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES MCDONALD</persName> </hi>. I am a registered medical practitioner, of 65, Judd Street—on April 4th the prosecutor was brought to me, suffering from burns on both hands, the result of a corrosive fluid—I have tested the contents of this bottle since—it contains sulphuric acid—its strength is 80 or 90 per cent—the prosecutor is not permanently scarred; that is partly due to the oil which he put on it—his trousers were burnt, and also his leg, but not much.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, on oath, said that he was a medical tutor, and when he was in the room he took up some chlorate of potash and put a pinch of it on a corner of the hearthstone; that he told the men the danger they had been in through packing the bottles as they did, and said he would show them the danger they had run, and poured two or three drops of sulphuric acid on the chlorate of potash, which at once cracked and fused; that the prosecutor rushed across to him, and got him by the throat; that he found some fluid coming over his own hands; that the prosecutor then let go of him; that he did not throw the acid over him, and had no intention of</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">doing so; that he did not know the prosecutor had any over him, and that when he did know he said, "You have got some on your own hands, have you? it serves you right, intermeddling; it was lucky it was not pure acid, and if those bottles had caught it would be lucky if the whole place was not blown down"; and that the prosecutor must have got injured on his left hand in the struggle, and on his right by rubbing it against the left.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KERSHAW</hi>,
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<hi rend="italic">Friday, April</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1901.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Friday, April</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1901.</p>
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