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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>GREEN, MAYOR.</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>EDWARD T. E. BESLEY, ESQ., K.C.</p>
<p>Law Booksellers and Publishers.</p>
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<p>On the King's Commission of</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Held on Monday, May 13th, 1901, and following days,</p>
<p>Before the Right Hon.
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<interp inst="t19010513-name-1" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK GREEN</persName>, LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; the Hon. Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">GAINSFORD BRUCE</hi>, and the Hon.
<hi rend="smallCaps">MOSELEY CHANNELL</hi>, two of the Justices of His Majesty's High Court; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">REGINALD HANSON</hi>, Bart., M.P., LL.D., F.S.A., and Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">WALTER WILKIN</hi>, K.C.M.G., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">FORREST FULTON</hi>, K.C., Recorder of the said City; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOSEPH COCKFIELD DIMSDALE</hi>, Knt.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">WLLLIAM PURDIE TRELOAR</hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS VEZEY STRONG</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 FREDERICK 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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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GREEN, MAYOR. EIGHTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—a dagger</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, May</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1901.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRANTHAM</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. OLIVER</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to stealing a post letter containing three rings;
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010513-6-offence-1 t19010513-name-11"/>John Arundell Winter</persName> by false pretences, with intent to defraud.—</rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, May</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1901.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BUZZARD</hi>
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<p>while I was stooping down two men came up at the double, and one of them put his hand up to take my watch—I put up my hand, and the chain snapped—the other man put out his foot and tried to trip me up—I believe Berry to be the first man—I recognise two of them, but not the one who tried to trip me up—I followed them, and a third man ran into the middle of the road and tried to trip me again—I called, "Stop thief!" and a fourth man did trip me—there were seven or eight in the gang—I fell, and was kicked in the groin and on my eye—they left me lying there—I joined my wife in the Ivy House public-house, fetched a police
<lb/>man, and pointed out the three prisoners to him in the bar as being among seven or eight others—I recognised the one who took my chain, and Amos and O'Brien as having tried to trip me up—after they were taken into custody I went back to the Ivy House and identified someone else—my watch-chain and pencil-case were worth ₤15—they got them both away from me—I was wearing a watch, but the chain broke, and the watch remained in my pocket.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Berry.</hi> I am sure you were there—I picked you out directly I went into the bar.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by O'Brien.</hi> I did not scream in the bar—I said that I had been robbed—I did not hear anyone ask for a glass of water—you both said that you. had been there quite an hour drinking, but the manager did not say so.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I went into the bar two or three minutes after I was outside—Ivy House is in Goswell Street, but there is another entrance in the street which they ran into—I did not see them go in—I lost sight of them.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010513-name-17" type="given" value="FLORENCE"/>FLORENCE LEWIS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Charles Alfred Lewis, of 39, Langdon Road—on the night of April 29th I was with the prosecutor and his wife in Goswell Road, talking outside a public-house—I saw some men—the prisoners are three of them—the prosecutor's wife had lost a button, and he said, "I will go and look for it"—we were then just inside the Ivy House—he went out, and I went out, too—he was stooping to look for the button, and Berry rushed at him and broke his chain, and Amos kicked him on his side and ran away—he was standing when he was kicked, and then O'Brien tripped him up—they then ran away—there were eight altogether; four were there, and four standing at the public-house door—Webster was tripped up several times as he ran, and he fell—I went back to the public-house to my father, and stayed till Webster came back—I then ran with him to the comer, and saw a policeman—he said, "Should you know them again?"—I said, "Yes"—I afterwards went to the station and picked out the prisoners as three of the men.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Amos.</hi> I did not say in the public-house, "I know you all; you all wear caps"—I did not accuse the potman, who was standing outside, but he interfered, and I said, "Perhaps you are one of them."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by O'Brien.</hi> I was not in the bar talking to the land-lord and his wife when the robbery was committed—I did not scream or ask for water, nor did I have any—I could not see you when you were in the private bar—the potman said that I had made a mistake, and I said,</p>
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<interp inst="t19010513-name-18" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HARRIS</persName> </hi> (366
<hi rend="italic">G</hi>). On April 29th, about 11.20, I was near the Ivy House—Mrs. Lewis spoke to me—I went into the bar of the public-house with her and the prosecutor, who pointed to the prisoners and said, "Those are the three men who knocked me down"—Berry said, "We have been in here for hours; you have made a mistake"—Amos and O'Brien went out—I took O'Brien, gave him into custody, and went in and fetched Berry out—they were taken to the station—Amos said, "That is fair; where are the witnesses?"</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Berry.</hi> You were standing drinking at the bar—I did not hear you ask a man to come to the station as a witness—the manager came there afterwards.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010513-name-19" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010513-name-19" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010513-name-19" type="surname" value="GARBIT"/>
<interp inst="t19010513-name-19" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN GARBIT</persName> </hi>. I am a brushmaker, of 5, Upper Charles Street, Gos
<lb/>well Road, and am Mrs. Lewis's father—on April 29th, just after 10 p.m., I went to the Ivy House, and about 10.30 the three prisoners came in—I saw them go out about 11 o'clock, and in 10 or 15 minutes I heard a scream outside, and a lot of them rushed in at the side door in Seward Street—it is a corner house, partly in Goswell Road, where there is an entrance, and another in Seward Street—one is a large public bar—later on the police came in.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The eight or nine men all went out, and rushed in at the side door—the shouting was while they were out of the public-house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Amos.</hi> I was in the first private bar—I could see all the public bars where I was.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by O'Brien.</hi> Mrs. Lewis was in the private bar with me at one time, but she went out, and Mrs. Webster too.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010513-name-20" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010513-name-20" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19010513-name-20" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WRIGHT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman G</hi>). On April 29th, about 11.25 p.m., I was in plain clothes in Goswell Road with Cox—I saw a large crowd outside the Ivy House—the bar was very full—I saw Amos and O'Brien leave the house, followed by a constable and the witness Lewis, and the prose
<lb/>cutor and a policeman following close behind—I explained to the prose
<lb/>cutor who I was, and he pointed to Amos and O'Brien, and said that they had assaulted and robbed him, and that there were some more inside the bar—I arrested O'Brien—he said, "You don't want to take me; you don't know who
<hi rend="italic">done</hi> it"—on the way to the station he said, "You are taking a liberty with me because you know me; O'Brien will tell you I did not do it; I was not on the job"—I do know him—when charged he said, "We have witnesses; those witnesses are prostitutes, and I suppose they have had it"—Amos said, "That is fair; where are your witnesses?" and not "Where are the witnesses?"</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Amos.</hi> O'Brien came out of the house, and you were just following him—you and Amos left together—there were other men there whom I knew in the gang.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010513-name-21" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010513-name-21" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19010513-name-21" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL COX</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective, G</hi>). I was in Goswell Road with Wright—when we arrived at the Ivy House we saw a large crowd outside—Mr. and Mrs. Webster came out of the house, and O'Brien and Amos out of the front bar—we told Mr. Webster we were police officers, and he gave them into custody—when I took hold of Amos he said, "All right, don't take hold of me; this is having a drink with them; you are taking me</p>
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<p>for nothing; I would not mind if I had it"—I took a note of that—when charged he said, "That is fair; where are your witnesses?"</p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for O'Brien's Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010513-name-22" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010513-name-22" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010513-name-22" type="surname" value="SHEPHERD"/>
<interp inst="t19010513-name-22" type="given" value="EDWARD ISAAC"/>EDWARD ISAAC SHEPHERD</persName> </hi>. I am an ostrich feather dyer—on April 29th, about 11 o'clock, I went into the Ivy House and had a glass of ale, and sat down, and about 10 minutes afterwards I heard a commotion on the other side of the bar—I went outside with the prisoners—they were all in the same bar with me—they went out first after the commotion, which was a kind of struggle in the public bar, next to the private bar in which I was sitting—I saw one or two persons run by outside, and the prisoners went out to see what was the matter, and, of course, I went out too—they came back again, and the lady accused them of stealing the chain—I could not go to the station with the prisoners because I have got a bad leg.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have worked at Mr. Clay's, 6, Ashley Street, six months, and before that at Mr. Lock's—I am not in this public-house every night—I live five minutes' walk from it—I live next door to O'Brien; I have known him four months—I did not see any of the pri
<lb/>soners till I went to the house that night—I said, "Good evening" to O'Brien and his wife—about seven others were there—I did not see Mr. Garbit there—I was in the middle bar—all the seven or eight men, in
<lb/>cluding the prisoners, went out about 11.10 to see what was the matter in the street—I do not think they went out before anything was the matter—the commotion I speak of was inside the house—I heard no noise in the street, but a lot of people rushed by the door—the prisoners went out to have a look, and, of course, I went out—O'Brien left his drink on the counter, and went out to see what was the matter, and I followed—I saw nothing more of the commotion in the next bar—there is thick glass in the door, but it was a little bit open, and I was looking in that direction—I did not hear a
<hi rend="italic">row</hi> or halloaing in the street—they went back by the same door as they went out at; I swear that—I particularly noticed which door they came in and out at—I did not particularly notice the door, but I went out myself and came back again—they came back to finish their drink—they went out by the door in Seward Street and came in at the door in Seward Street—a gentleman had lost a chain—I did not go to the station at all; I walk with two sticks—I was able to walk to the public-house, but not to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I was in the same bar as the three prisoners and another man—no other men were there; but their wives and other women were there—they were in the house when I went in—the commotion was in the next bar; I do not know what it was—I saw Webster outside, and he came in with a lady and a policeman—that was about seven minutes after the prisoners went out and came back again.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010513-name-23" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010513-name-23" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010513-name-23" type="surname" value="LAING"/>
<interp inst="t19010513-name-23" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES LAING</persName> </hi>(
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>). I received a communication from the governor stating that the manager and potman should attend—I went there, and summoned them to attend here at 10 o'clock—neither of them gave a decided answer. (
<hi rend="italic">They were called, but did not answer.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Berry, in his defence, stated, upon oath, that he was inside the house when the prosecutor rushed in, and that he called upon the landlord to prove that</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">he was innocent, and that the prosecutor stated that the man who stole his chain was not in custody.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Amos's defence.</hi> Some other man whom Mrs. Lewis swore to was the man; it appears he was there at the time the robbery was committed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">O'Brien, in his defence, stated, on oath, that he was inside the public-house with Amos and their wives and two other women, when there was a commotion outside, and the prosecutor rushed in and said he had been robbed; and that Mr. Holland, the manager, told Mrs. Lewis that he and Amos had never been out of the house.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010513-name-24" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010513-name-24" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010513-name-24" type="surname" value="HARRIS"/>
<interp inst="t19010513-name-24" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HARRIS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). When I went into the house Mrs. Lewis identified the prisoners immediately—the bar was full of people—the prosecutor was present when she identified them—there were a lot of people there before the prisoners rushed in; but the three prisoners and four women were standing together—there was a large crowd in the street.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010513-369-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">They then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to previous convictions; Berry at Clerkenwell on July 5th, 1898; Amos at Clerkenwell on October 26th, 1898; and O'Brien at Middlesex Sessions on April 10th, 1897. A great many other convictions were proved against each prisoner, and O'Brien was still under ticket of leave.</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BERRY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-369-19010513 t19010513-369-punishment-5"/>Five years' penal servitude</rs>;</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">AMOS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t19010513-369-punishment-6" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t19010513-369-punishment-6" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19010513-369-punishment-6" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-369-19010513 t19010513-369-punishment-6"/>Four years' penal servitude</rs>;</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">O'BRIEN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t19010513-369-punishment-7" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t19010513-369-punishment-7" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19010513-369-punishment-7" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-369-19010513 t19010513-369-punishment-7"/>Four years' penal servitude, having still a year of his previous sentence to serve.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, May</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1901.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Channell.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Second Count:</hi> With intent to do him grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<persName id="t19010513-name-27" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010513-name-27" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19010513-name-27" type="given" value="MORTON WILLIAM"/>MORTON WILLIAM HOLDING</persName> </hi>. I live at 125, High Street, Stoke Newington—the prisoner is my father—he has always been kind to me—he took me to the theatre on April 18th—on the morning of the 19th I was with him in the kitchen; he was not quite sober—he asked me to get a box out of the fixture—I went to get it, and when my back was turned he hit me with this chopper (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) on my head—I screamed out for help—a man came in, and I was subsequently taken to the hospital.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have been delicate—my father has been most kind to me—we used to occupy the same bedroom—when I have not been well he has attended me with my mother—he has been very much worried lately with business—I have seen him crying several times—it was when he was worried that he took a little drink—a short time ago an execution was put into our house—a man came to take possession of our things—my father was crying and very much worried when that took place—the day before this took place he was playing with me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010513-name-28" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19010513-name-28" type="surname" value="DAVIS"/>
<interp inst="t19010513-name-28" type="given" value="CHARLOTTE SARAH"/>CHARLOTTE SARAH DAVIS</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's servant—on April 19th, about 12 a.m., I heard the boy screaming out "Murder!"—I went to some people next door and brought help.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010513-name-29" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010513-name-29" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010513-name-29" type="surname" value="KEMP"/>
<interp inst="t19010513-name-29" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM KEMP</persName> </hi>. I am a painter, of 4, Dysal Street, Dalston Lane—on April 19th I was at work opposite the prisoner's house—I heard</p>
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<p>screams, and I went into the basement of the prisoner's house—the door was fastened; I forced it, and in the kitchen I saw the prisoner holding the boy by the left arm, who was covered with blood, and bleeding from the head—I pulled the boy away from him, and pulled him into the shop—I handed the prisoner over to the police—he said to me, "What have I done; what is it for?"—I did not see the chopper—the prisoner was not doing anything to the boy when I went in.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010513-name-30" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010513-name-30" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010513-name-30" type="surname" value="POULTER"/>
<interp inst="t19010513-name-30" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM POULTER</persName> </hi>. I am a butcher, at 113, High Street, Stoke Newington—on April 19th, about 11 a.m., the prisoner came into my shop and asked for the use of a sharp knife for a short time—I lent him this knife (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—he did not tell me what he wanted it for.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not notice anything extraordinary about him; I was very busy.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010513-name-31" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010513-name-31" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010513-name-31" type="surname" value="JENNINGS"/>
<interp inst="t19010513-name-31" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED JENNINGS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant, N</hi>). On April 19th I was outside 125, High Street, Stoke Newington, about 12 a.m.—someone made a communication to me, and I went into 125—in the back kitchen I saw several pools of blood and splashes up the wall—I found this chopper lying alongside a large pool of blood—it was covered with wet blood—in the other room I found on the shelf this butcher's knife—I went to 127, and took the lad to the hospital—the prisoner was being detained by another constable and another man—I left him there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010513-name-32" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010513-name-32" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010513-name-32" type="surname" value="DIXON"/>
<interp inst="t19010513-name-32" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES DIXON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective, N</hi>). On April 19th I was with Jennings in the High Street—I heard a noise in 125—I went in, and found prisoner being held by Kemp—I told him I should take him into custody—he said, "All right, don't show me up"—on the way to the station he said, "I must have been mad"—I said, "You don't seem to understand what you are saying; anything you say I shall use as evidence against you"—he said, "I quite understand; I have thought about it for the last eight months; this morning I meant to kill him; he is consumptive, and has caused a lot of trouble at home, so thought he would be best out of his misery, poor boy! I do not know how I plucked up courage enough to do this. May God forgive me!"</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He appeared very much dazed—he seemed to be wandering—I should say that he understood what he was saying—I do not think he was quite responsible for what he was saying or doing—there were signs of drink about him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010513-name-33" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010513-name-33" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010513-name-33" type="surname" value="MARTIN"/>
<interp inst="t19010513-name-33" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MARTIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector, N</hi>). On April 19th, about 12.20, the prisoner was brought to the station—in consequence of what was said, I went to 125, High Street, Stoke Newington—in the back kitchen there were several pools of fresh blood—I saw the boy next door—he was bleeding very much from his head—when I returned to the station I told the prisoner I should charge him with attempting to murder his son with a chopper—he was dazed, and had apparently been drinking heavily—he appeared to understand what I said to him—he said, "I will speak the truth, whatever I say now. How is my boy?"—after he was charged he said, "I will leave it to you. I
<hi rend="italic">done</hi> it; I know that. I hope you will do the best you can for me."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010513-name-34" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010513-name-34" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010513-name-34" type="surname" value="LEWES"/>
<interp inst="t19010513-name-34" type="given" value="ARTHUR DANIEL"/>ARTHUR DANIEL LEWES</persName> </hi>. I am a medical practitioner, of 189, High Street, Stoke Newington—on April 19th, about 12.30, I was called to 127, High Street—I saw the boy—he was suffering from shock, and</p>
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<p>bleeding from several wounds on his head—I put a temporary dressing on, and sent him to the hospital.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He is a delicate boy—I should expect to find him concussed by a blow on his head from this chopper—I think one blow with it would have killed him, provided there was no resistance.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010513-name-35" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010513-name-35" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010513-name-35" type="surname" value="HARTLEY"/>
<interp inst="t19010513-name-35" type="given" value="JOHN DAWSON"/>JOHN DAWSON HARTLEY</persName> </hi>. I am house surgeon at the Metropolitan Hospital—the boy was admitted on April 19th—he was under my care till the 25th—I examined him when he came in—he was suffering from scalp wounds—he had lost a good deal of blood, and was suffering from shock—the wounds could have been caused by this chopper.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> One blow on the head with this chopper would have killed him if it was of sufficient strength.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of unlawful wounding</hi> </rs>.
<hi rend="italic">He received a good character.—
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUGHES</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010513-name-39" type="given" value="FLORENCE MATILDA"/>FLORENCE MATILDA BROWN</persName> </hi>. I am single—I live at Rothschild Villas, Acton, with my mother, and am a waitress—I have known the prisoner about two years, and have been keeping company with him—last August I became engaged to him—we often had quarrels, but nothing very serious—I do not know what the quarrels were about—he was very jealous; last February he tried to strangle me—he got hold of me by the throat and shook me—I broke off our engagement—that was on a Tuesday, and on the Saturday he asked me to forgive him and have him back again—I did so, but was not engaged to him; I became on friendly terms with him—on Saturday, April 20th, I was going home about 8.45 p.m., and saw him following me—I asked him where he was going—he said he was coming to see me—he had rather a disappointed look on his face, as if he did not want me to see him—we walked towards the gate next to our house—I was going to say good-bye to him, when he said he had got some paint round at the side of the house, which he was going to take home—he opened the gate, and I walked in—when we got round the corner of the passage at the side of the house he was on my right side, but not level with me—I did not see anything in his hand—he did not say anything—I saw a flash, heard a report, and felt a stunning blow in my head—I screamed—he placed his hand over my mouth for a moment—he then left me, and I did not see him any more—when he took his hand off my mouth I fell to the ground—I got up and collided with my mother, who had come out—she bathed my wound at once; I was bleeding—she sent for a doctor, who came and attended to me—the prisoner had said he would shoot me if I did not marry him—he said that before the engage
<lb/>ment was broken off, and before he attempted to strangle me—I did not take much notice; I never thought he would do it—I have never seen a revolver in his possession, but I think he said he had one, which he kept as a curio, as it proved fatal at a long distance—I am positive that the wound which I received was made by some firearm; it was not done by a blow.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I think I have said before to-day that the prisoner said he would shoot me if I did not marry him—I did not make any com
<lb/>plaint to the police on the night he shot me, because I did not want him arrested—when he tried to strangle me he did not simply push me against the wall; he caught hold of my throat—if I had not had a collar on he would have done me some harm—he did it in a temper—when I met him on April 20th he wanted me to go out the next day—I told him a lady friend of mine was going out with me, and that I should want a rest in the afternoon, but I would meet him at 6.30 p.m.—when I heard the report, and felt the blow, we were quite close together—the shot was fired at the back of me—whatever he fired with must have been in his right hand—my mother did not hear the pistol-shot; she heard me screaming—she was not very close—the kitchen was at the back, and we have some open ground there, so no doubt the sound went over the open ground instead of going to the kitchen—I suppose the wind took the sound of the pistol-shot towards the house, seven houses away, if a man heard it there—no bullet has been found; it has been searched for—no marks of powder were found on my hat—my mother said there were some dark marks on my hair, but she bathed me at once—it was not blood; it was a dirty colour—there was no powder there when the doctor came—I have never had a violent blow before—I do not know what it is like—when my mother came up I said, "Mother, he has shot me"—I know I was shot.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010513-name-40" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY NICHOLLS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant,</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">T</hi>)
<hi rend="italic">produced and proved a plan of the locality.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010513-name-41" type="given" value="CLARA"/>CLARA BROWN</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, and live at 19, Rothschild Villas, Acton Green, and am the prosecutrix's mother—on April 20th, about 9 p.m., I was in my kitchen at the back of my house, preparing supper—I heard a scream—I ran out, and saw my daughter—she said, "
<hi rend="italic">Fred</hi> has shot me"—we went into the kitchen—I saw some marks at the side of her head—I ran for some water and bathed her—her hair seemed to be dirty—I got some more water, as the first became dirty—blood was running down her face—I did not dress the wound; I sent for the doctor—I heard no report of a pistol.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My daughter has been engaged to the prisoner about two years—I understood that there was an engagement at the time this happened—the first water was certainly not darkened by blood—my daughter had told me she had been shot—I was very frightened—I am quite sure the basin I used was clean.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010513-name-42" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY DAVY</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk, of 12, Rothschild Road, Acton—about 9 p.m. on April 20th I was walking towards my house with my wife—I went into my back kitchen; the kitchen and scullery windows were wide open—I heard a report as from a firearm a short distance away; I cannot say how far; it sounded very near—I did not do anything; I was interested in an account of a football match at the Crystal Palace—I did not hear any screams then—I do not remember if I did later on.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not hear any scream at all—the prosecutrix's house is 45 or 50 yards away—my wife heard the report—I cannot re
<lb/>member if I mentioned it to her at the time—I did not go out to make enquiries; I was too interested in the report of the football match—I</p>
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<p>have never fired a firearm—I first heard of this case the following Monday morning.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010513-name-43" type="given" value="ROBERT GEORGE"/>ROBERT GEORGE CHRISTY</persName> </hi>. I am a registered medical practitioner, of Rothschild Road, Acton Green—on April 20th, about 9 a.m., I was sent for to Mrs. Brown's house—I went there, and saw the prosecutrix—she had a wound on the right side of her head, a little above the ear; it was bleeding—it was about 1/2in. or 3/4in. long—it commenced apparently in front, as it was much shallower there than at the back—it seemed to go under the skin for about 3/4in. or 1/2in.—the depth from the skin towards the bone was about 1/4in.—it might have been caused by a bullet—the wound had been washed before I saw it—I probed it—I found no bullet or foreign matter there—it was not a dangerous wound—the bullet must have fallen out, or was pressed out, if it was a bullet—it came out the same way that it went in—there was no second opening—the tension of the scalp skin might possibly have pressed it out.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The direction of the wound was from front to back—if the pistol was fired from the back it must have made a wound in an opposite direction—grains of gunpowder cannot be washed out of the skin—the wound was a
<hi rend="italic">cul-de-sac</hi>—the bullet would have to come back to get out—a sharp stone could have caused the wound.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The direction of the wound was consistent with the man standing on the girl's right side—it would be possible to wash out the discolouration from the smoke of the revolver—there are small toy revolvers which throw no powder at all.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. If I had not heard anything about shooting I should have said that something had penetrated the skin—if it had been a stone it would make a big bruise, and if it was a sharp stone it would scratch the skin—a fall on a spike might have caused it, or any sharp instrument, except a knife—it had not the appearance of a knife—it would have to be something larger than a pin.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010513-name-44" type="surname" value="DEW"/>
<interp inst="t19010513-name-44" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER DEW</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector, T</hi>) On April 21st I received informa
<lb/>tion, in consequence of which I went to the prisoner's house—I did not find him there—I traced him to Liverpool—I sent a telegram to the Liverpool police, stating what train the prisoner was in, and they arrested him—I went down with Inspector Fowler, and found him detained—I said to him, "We are two police officers; is your name Frederick Sully?"—he said, "Yes"—I said, "I am going to arrest you for attempting to murder your sweetheart, Florence Matilda Brown, by shooting her in the head, at Acton Green, on the 20th; you understand?"—he said, "Yes, I understand"—I subsequently conveyed him to London, and he was charged at Hammersmith Police-court—he made no reply—a letter was handed to me by the Liverpool police, with an address in America on it; it was found on him when he was arrested.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner has been in England about two years—he was formerly in Australia—I understand that he is a hard-working, industrious man—I could not find anybody else who heard the report of the pistol, as it was Saturday night, and a great many people were out marketing—I have searched for the bullet and revolver, but several hours after the occurrence.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, on oath, said that he did not shoot the prose
<lb/>cutrix,</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">but he was angry with her, and, feeling something under his foot, he picked it up and struck her with it, but that he did not know if it was a stone or a brick, or a piece of wood.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010513-name-45" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY NICHOLLS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>) There is a railway line at the back of the house—it is about 200 yards away—there is continual shunting of trains there.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of unlawful wounding</hi> </rs>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, May</hi> 14
<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="t19010513-373-offence-1 t19010513-name-49"/>Charles Weston</persName>, having been convicted at Clerkenwell on July 5th, 1898. </rs>
<hi rend="italic">Eight previous convictions were proved against him.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-373-19010513 t19010513-373-punishment-11"/>Three years' penal servi
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<interp inst="t19010513-373-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010513-374-offence-2 t19010513-name-51"/>Arthur Farey</persName> and another, his masters</rs>.—
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<hi rend="italic">Two pre
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-13-19010513 t19010513-13-punishment-13"/>Seven years' penal servitude</rs>;</hi>
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<hi rend="italic"> The prisoner stated that she was</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">of unlawfully wounding, upon which the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">found that verdict</hi> </rs>.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HENDERSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010513-name-59" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010513-name-60" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PILLAR</persName> </hi> (46
<hi rend="italic">G.R</hi>). On May 3rd, about 11.30, I was at the station when the prisoners and another man were brought in, charged with disorderly conduct—the prosecutor came in, and immediately said, "These are the two men who robbed me," pointing to the prisoners—Little said, "Are you sure?"—he said, "Yes, and the other one as well;</p>
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<p>there is a scratch on your face"—after the charge they both said, "We were not near Bashford Street."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Johnson.</hi> I did not scratch your face.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010513-name-61" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010513-name-61" type="surname" value="COOK"/>
<interp inst="t19010513-name-61" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK COOK</persName> </hi> (275
<hi rend="italic">G</hi>). On May 3rd, about 11 o'clock, I was on duty in Goswell Road, and saw the prisoners coming down Bashford Street—they went about five yards down Goswell Road, and turned back—four or five other men followed them—I crossed the road, and saw some
<lb/>thing unusual, as they were hurrying—I went into Bashford Street, and saw the prosecutor with his collar and tie undone—from what he said I accompanied him to the station, where the two prisoners were in the dock on another charge, and he identified them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Little.</hi> I knew you both before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Johnson's defence:</hi> I never was in Bashford Street that night. I never saw this man in my life before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Little's defence:</hi> The police have told him what to say. He says that he recognises Johnson by the cut on his eye, but the policeman did that. The prosecutor was drunk. He came to the station, and the policeman said, "Are those them?" I swear I never was in the street on the night on which he was robbed.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010513-name-62" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010513-name-62" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010513-name-62" type="surname" value="PILLAR"/>
<interp inst="t19010513-name-62" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PILLAR</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>) The prosecutor was sober, but very excited—he walked straight to the station.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010513-name-63" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010513-name-63" type="surname" value="COOK"/>
<interp inst="t19010513-name-63" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK COOK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>) I have only known Johnson for the last month, and Little only two days—I was keeping observation on them for other purposes before I saw them hurrying through Bashford Street together—there is a well-lighted public-house at the corner where I saw them.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010513-377-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19010513-377-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">They then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to previous convictions at Clerken-well; Johnson on October 17th, 1899, and Little on March 20th, 1899; and other convictions were proved against each.—
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010513-378-offence-1 t19010513-name-66"/>John Knight</persName>, and stealing 15s. from his person.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010513-name-67" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN KNIGHT</persName> </hi>. I am a ship's engineer—on April 26th I was in Flower and Dean Street about midnight—there were four men on the footpath—they rushed at me, knocked me down, and
<hi rend="italic">went through</hi> my pockets, and took my discharges and 15s.—one of them struck me under my ear and felled me to the ground, and I was kicked.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010513-name-68" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19010513-name-68" type="surname" value="MAKEPEACE"/>
<interp inst="t19010513-name-68" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MAKEPEACE</persName> </hi> (405
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). On April 26th, about 12.13, I saw the prisoners running away from the sailor, who was lying on the ground—I took them back to him, and he said that they had robbed him—there were three of them; I saw them all of a heap—I caught Ormes at once, and arrested Felix on the Sunday afternoon—he said, "I was with two others, walking through the street, but I did not do anything; Ginger did it"—that is Ormes—I have no doubt he is the man I saw.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Ormes, in his defence, stated, upon oath, that he saw some men in the street, whom he did not know; and that he did not run away.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Felix, in his defence, stated, upon oath, that he saw the prosecutor walking along, but not lying down; that he did not run away, and did not say that Ginger did it.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>) The prosecutor had had some drink, but he knew what he was about.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010513-378-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HERBERT MACINTIRE</hi> (31)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010513-379-offence-1 t19010513-name-70"/>Eliza Potter</persName>, to which he </rs>
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<interp inst="t19010513-379-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HERBERT MACINTIRE</hi> </persName> was
<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted
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<interp inst="t19010513-380-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/> for forging and uttering an order for the payment of ₤15, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KERSHAW</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010513-name-72" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19010513-name-72" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA POTTER</persName> </hi>. I keep a boot and shop shop at 304, Regent Street—on February 16th I had sent some boots to a customer, named Drummond, in Great Cumberland Place in the afternoon; after which the prisoner came and said that, if I had not sent Miss Drummond's boots, he would take three pairs, and I said that I had sent them—the messenger boy came back at the same time—the prisoner said to him, "You saw me on the steps," and took the boots from his hand and said, "Who signed for it? I see, Gardner, the valet"—I gave the prisoner the three pairs—he came back in an hour, and said that the lady would keep them, and he wanted me to let him have 12 pairs, and said that, if he could not bring them back on Saturday, would Monday do—I said, "Yes"—he came on the Monday, and asked for the bill—I made it out; it was ₤13 8s. 6d.—he asked me if I would let him have a cheque on the London and County Bank, as "the captain" could not get at his cheque-book—I gave him this cheque form, and he brought it back filled up for ₤15 15s., and said that Miss Drummond was not down, and would I let him have the balance of the cheque, which I did, and he came back again, and I let him have ₤6 more—I next saw him at Marlborough Street Police-court, where I picked him out from six or seven others—I had seen him three or four times.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I do not know how you knew that I had an account at the London and County Bank—the boots have not been returned.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010513-name-73" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19010513-name-73" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY DRUMMOND</persName> </hi>. I live at 5, Great Cumberland Place—Captain Dennison was not staying with me in February, nor anyone who wanted boots—the prisoner was not employed there, I do not know him at all—I have seen the cheque.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010513-name-74" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010513-name-74" type="surname" value="HOLDEN"/>
<interp inst="t19010513-name-74" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HOLDEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective, D</hi>) The prisoner was charged with forging and uttering this cheque—he made no reply.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010513-name-75" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19010513-name-75" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BURRELL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector</hi>) I was at Marylebone when the prisoner was placed with 10 other men—the lady identified him im
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010513-name-76" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19010513-name-76" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR VENABLES</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the London and County Bank, Eastbourne—no one named G. H. Dennison has an account there, nor has the prisoner one—I know nobody of that name.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner produced a written defence, stating that he had not been fairly identified, as the police indicated him to the witnesses.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010513-380-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19010513-380-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at Clerkenwell in the name of Herbert English, and convictions at Yarmouth and Norwich were proved against him.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-380-19010513 t19010513-380-punishment-17"/>Three years' penal servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, May</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1901.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010513-381-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Forging and uttering a request for the delivery of certain Jubilee coins, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
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<persName id="t19010513-name-78" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19010513-name-78" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>MR. CHARLES MATHEWS</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010513-name-79" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010513-name-79" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19010513-name-79" type="given" value="AUGUSTUS FINCH"/>AUGUSTUS FINCH NOYES</persName> </hi>. I live at West Lodge, Heddington, Oxford
<lb/>shire—in May last year I caused to be inserted in the
<hi rend="italic">Bazaar, Exchange and Mart</hi> this advertisement: "A set of Jubilee coins, from ₤5 to 3d., in Mint state, for sale," and received this reply through that office—(
<hi rend="italic">This was from 282, St. Paul's Road, Highbury, London, May 11th, 1900, offering to deposit ₤14 with the Editor of the "Exchange and Mart," asking for particulars of these and other coins to be sent to this address, signed "Herbert M. Mart."</hi>)—I replied, accepting the offer, and received this letter of May 15th, asking for them to be forwarded by registered letter—I next received this deposit note in this envelope—(
<hi rend="italic">Dated May 16th, purporting to come from the "Bazaar" office, acknowledging our form No. 3954, and a deposit of</hi> ₤14.)—believing the note to be genuine, I forwarded the coins to the address named, by registered letter, and received this receipt from the Post Office, dated May 17th—in consequence of not receiving any acknowledgment of the parcel being received, having previously sent a telegram, I communicated with the
<hi rend="italic">Bazaar</hi> office, and learned that the deposit note was not genuine.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I first complained of my loss after my telegram—I was not summoned, but attended voluntarily, as requested by Messrs. Powell & Skues, solicitors—I had never seen you before this case.</p>
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<persName id="t19010513-name-80" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010513-name-80" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19010513-name-80" type="surname" value="KEATS"/>
<interp inst="t19010513-name-80" type="given" value="ROSE"/>ROSE KEATS</persName> </hi>. I assist my mother, who keeps a newsagent's and stationer's shop at 282, St. Paul's Road, Highbury—we take in letters on payment of a fee of 1d. a letter—I recollect a Mr. Mart calling for letters in May, 1900—I handed him a registered parcel, and received this receipt from him, "Received registered letter from Mrs. Keats, May 17th, 1900. H M. Mart"—it was written in the shop.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have received no pay from the solicitor who brought me the paper to attend the Court—I had no conversation with him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010513-name-81" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010513-name-81" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010513-name-81" type="surname" value="COX"/>
<interp inst="t19010513-name-81" type="given" value="HENRY WILLIAM"/>HENRY WILLIAM COX</persName> </hi>. I live at 8, Crozier Street Lambeth Palace Road, and am a clerk in the
<hi rend="italic">Bazaar, Exchange and Mart</hi> office, a paper which advertises for persons desiring to buy or sell articles—we have a system of deposits, to prevent frauds—we retain the deposit till the com
<lb/>pletion of the purchase—a form of deposit is sent to the depositor, and a notification to the advertiser—these are some forms (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—they are attached to counterfoils in a book—I have searched the books, and can find no trace of a deposit of ₤14 in May last—this deposit form came from our office, but the writing is not ours, nor by our authority—I say the same of the envelope—this form was originally issued in relation to a de
<lb/>posit of 12s. by a Mr. Blackburn in favour of a Mr. Riches, of 30, Popham Road, Islington, on May 14th last year, and the other form is a duplicate—I can trace some of the writing underneath—in that case no sale took</p>
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<p>place, and the deposit was returned to Mr. Blackburn, and the form has been altered as it appears.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Our paper has been established about 32 years—it has a large circulation—I have not known of a similar complaint with regard to a deposit note—I have been connected with the paper about nine years—I believe a notice with reference to this case was inserted in the paper on May 1st.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010513-name-82" type="given" value="ANNIE ELIZABETH"/>ANNIE ELIZABETH GATLAND</persName> </hi>. I keep a newsagent's shop at 30, Popham Road, Islington—by arrangement I take in letters to be called for—in May, 1900, the prisoner called for letters in the name of Riches—a good many came, which I handed to him—I identified him in the Police-court-yard from other men.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have received no money to attend the Court—I was asked if I had taken in letters in the name of Riches, and I said I had, and the gentleman told me to be at the Court at a certain time—he did not describe you—I told him I could pick you out, and I did—I have been at my shop 16 years, and taken in hundreds of letters, but not for you till early last year—I had 300 letters in a breach of promise case—I handed you one registered letter—I saw you twice about it—I did not know your age, nor look at your trousers—you did not wear glasses—I am positive you are the person who called—I did not see you from the passage—I identified you in the yard—they said I looked through the window—the policeman said, "Do you see anyone you know?"—I said, "Yes"—he said, "You must go and touch him," and I touched you—he said, "You must put your hand on him," and I put my hand on you—I knew you directly—I should know you after 20 years—I am not anxious to identify you; I am losing my time here; I had my shop open at 5.30 this morning, and work very hard—I expected to find the person who called for letters, and I found you
<hi rend="italic">quick</hi>—your clothes were a dark colour and shabby—you had an overcoat once or twice, and, I think, a black
<hi rend="italic">bowler</hi> hat—you had a dark moustache, but no beard, and your hair was closer than it is now—I did not notice any pin—as it was you, he must have been the same height.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010513-name-83" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19010513-name-83" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN PRATT</persName> </hi>. I am a warder in His Majesty's Prison, Holloway—the prisoner was there in custody on April 6th, and, at his request, I supplied him with this sheet of writing paper, placing my initials in the corner—he was in a cell, alone—after a time I received the paper written on, as it is now—it would have been impossible for anyone else to have written it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010513-name-84" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010513-name-84" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010513-name-84" type="surname" value="BURNHAM"/>
<interp inst="t19010513-name-84" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BURNHAM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective, F</hi>) On April 1st I arrested the prisoner in Bridge Road, Battersea, on another charge—I found a large bundle of small torn-up pieces of paper in the bottom of his over
<lb/>coat lining—I have pasted them together, and now produce them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I served the recognizance notices—I have not described you to the witnesses, or conversed with them—if they had asked for your description they would not have got it—Gatland identified you in the yard, not in the passage.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010513-name-85" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010513-name-85" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010513-name-85" type="surname" value="GURRIN"/>
<interp inst="t19010513-name-85" type="given" value="THOMAS HENRY"/>THOMAS HENRY GURRIN</persName> </hi>. I am a professional expert in handwriting at Bath House, Holborn Viaduct—I have given evidence in this and other Courts for years past on behalf of the Treasury and others—I have</p>
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<p>examined and marked these documents; the letter of May 11th, 1900, from Mart to Colonel Noyes; the deposit receipt form for ₤14, and envelope, the postmark being May 15th; the receipt, signed by Mart, of May 17th; the letter of April 6th, from Holloway Prison, and the writing on the torn pieces of paper found on the prisoner—I believe they are all written by the same person—the letter from Holloway Prison has been carefully disguised, loops having been added after the letters have been formed, and there is a difference in the size of the writing—(
<hi rend="italic">Explaining to the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the points of resemblance in the documents</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have been an expert 16 or 17 years—I have been employed in about 2,000 cases, not always in the witness-box—the verdicts of juries have been about 3 to 4 per cent, against me—I do not profess to give more than an expert's opinion—this writing is, some of it, disguised, and I cannot swear to the original—I do not say the writing is identical, but I have referred to the points of resemblance—I have had experience where persons write seven or eight different hands—commercial men and others engaged in similar callings adopt similar styles.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, on oath, denied all knowledge of the forged documents, and said the witness who identified him as calling for the letters was mistaken.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010513-381-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">There were other indictments and many similar charges against him.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-381-19010513 t19010513-381-punishment-18"/>Four years' penal servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALBERT SCAMMELL</hi> (17)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010513-382-offence-1 t19010513-name-87"/>Mary Pettit</persName>, and stealing a purse, 1 1/2d. and three keys, her property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HARRISON</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="t19010513-name-88" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t19010513-name-88" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY PETTIT</persName> </hi>. I am a servant in a public-house at 25, Temple Street, Bethnal Green—I have known the prisoner by sight about a month or five weeks—he is nicknamed
<hi rend="italic">Fat</hi>—on May 9th, between 9 and 10 p.m., I left the public-house with a purse containing three halfpence and three keys—before I had gone far in Temple Street two boys came behind me; suddenly one caught hold of my wrist and held me against the wall—the prisoner took my purse out of my pocket, the other said, "Have you got it,
<hi rend="italic">Fat</hi>?" and he said, "Yes"—they ran away—I went back to the public-house and made a statement to my mistress—the potman and I told the police—I afterwards saw the prisoner with some more boys, and with his mother—I went and asked him for my purse—he said he had not got it—I gave him into custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We did not go to the prisoner's house—he and his mother came and stood outside the public-house—then I asked him for my purse—their house is in the next street—it was after dark—I had been employed at the public-house six weeks—I knew the prisoner quite well by sight—I did not walk out with him—I have sometimes answered when he called out—I went for some cat's meat, and came back—I only went out again to tell the policeman—the boys came behind me, and then got in front of me and held my wrist; one on one side, and one in front—I looked back—I could see the faces of both—I knew one, not the other—I had seen the prisoner nearly every night—I have not stopped about to talk with him—they pushed me against the wall of a private</p>
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<p>house—I screamed out—they held my hands too tight to pull them away—the prisoner is not so big as the other boy—the other boy got his hand in my dress pocket—the keys are mine—the purse was a preseet—I recognised the prisoner as
<hi rend="italic">Fat.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010513-name-89" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010513-name-89" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010513-name-89" type="surname" value="NEVILL"/>
<interp inst="t19010513-name-89" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN NEVILL</persName> </hi>. I am potman at 25, Temple Street, Bethnal Green, where the last witness works—she went out about 9.30—she was out about 10 minutes—she came back and said that she had lost her purse.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Then I went out with her to find the prisoner—a little girl in the street told us where he lived—I left information with the prisoner's mother—she came with the prisoner about 10 minutes afterwards.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The prisoner's mother came about 10.5—I have seen the prisoner about the street—she said she had heard him called
<hi rend="italic">Fat.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010513-name-90" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010513-name-90" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010513-name-90" type="surname" value="COOK"/>
<interp inst="t19010513-name-90" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES COOK</persName> </hi> (555
<hi rend="italic">J</hi>). On May 9th the prosecutrix pointed out the prisoner to me outside 25, Temple Street, about 10.40 p.m—I arrested him—I charged him with stealing a purse—he said, "I have been down Shoreditch all the night"—he made no reply when charged at the station—I heard the boys' evidence at the Police-court as to where they had been—Shoreditch is three or four miles from Temple Street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was on my beat about 10.30 when the prosecutrix called out to me in Clanrobert Street, Bethnal Green—we went to Temple Street, where we found the prisoner with his mother and the lad Rust—before I charged the prisoner he said, "I have been in Shoreditch all the night"—the girl went to him first—I told him I should take him to the station—he lives in Teesdale Street—he was taken before the Magistrate the next morning—he called some witnesses, and was committed for trial here, but released on bail of ₤10, and surrendered here.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi>" I was not down the turning last night. I passed it as I came home from work. I cleaned myself, and got ready at half-past eight. About 20 minutes to nine I walked down to the bottom of Teesdale Street. I met these three people waiting for me to go for a walk. Then we went for a walk along the Hackney Road right into Shoreditch."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, on oath, said that he was walking with three boys, and was near Shoreditch at the time of the alleged offence, and knew nothing about it.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010513-name-91" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010513-name-91" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010513-name-91" type="surname" value="RUST"/>
<interp inst="t19010513-name-91" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK RUST</persName> </hi>. I am a French polisher, of 18, Clare Street, Cam
<lb/>bridge Heath—at the time I gave my evidence I was out of work—I have not been able to start this week—I work at Duke & Elliott's—the prisoner is a wheelwright; he works at Aldridge's—I have known him about three years—I was with him on Thursday evening, May 9th—we had arranged at two in the day to go for a walk at 8.45—about 6 p.m. I saw another boy (Lewis), and went to Clanrobert Street, and saw the prisoner coming from Teesdale Street—we stood talking about five minutes—we met between 8.45 and 8.50—we went from Teesdale Street, round the Hackney Road, down Shoreditch, and turned back, and when we got back to the corner of Teesdale Street I wished the prisoner and Wilkins, another boy, good night, about 10.15—the prisoner knocked at</p>
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<p>his mother's door, and then called me back and said that a little girl had accused him of stealing her purse, and the potman and a constable came up—I went with the prisoner and the girl's mother to the public-house—the prisoner was taken to the Police-station—Lewis and I followed, and the prisoner's brother and mother—we told the inspector the prisoner had been in our company all the evening—I said so at the Police-court—the other two witnesses said so next morning when we gave evidence.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi>. Wilkins came up afterwards—I know
<hi rend="italic">Flo,</hi> whom the prisoner keeps company with—the prisoner told me a bit about her, but I did not listen; we walked in a row, then two and two, Wilkins with Lewis, then Scammell—the prisoner smoked a cigarette—we all smoked—a policeman asked us our names, and told us to come the next morning—Wilkins is here; he called prisoner
<hi rend="italic">Fat</hi>, but the prisoner would not allow it; he stopped him.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010513-382-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FREDERICK CATLING</hi> (17)</persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FRANK ALBERT SOWDEN</hi> (19)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19010513-383-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="breakingPeace"/>
<interp inst="t19010513-383-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="wounding"/>, Feloniously shooting at
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WHITE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Sowden</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010513-name-95" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010513-name-95" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010513-name-95" type="surname" value="LEE"/>
<interp inst="t19010513-name-95" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH LEE</persName> </hi>. I live at 5, Albert Cottages, Flood Street, Chelsea—I am a waterman—I was friendly with Sowden till about 12 months ago, when we had a
<hi rend="italic">row</hi> over a girl—I knew Catling by sight only—on Sunday, April 21st, about 7 p.m., I was with my friend Renwick in Manor Street, going towards the King's Road—the prisoners passed us—Sowden put his hand behind his back and fired a revolver—they were on the pavement—I was in the road, and about three yards off—I hit him, and the revolver went off again over my head—I knocked his arm up—Catling picked up the revolver and ran as far as the Commercial public-house, in the King's Road—I ran after him—he kept the revolver about four minutes, and then threw it away—I caught him—a constable came up and took him in charge—the girl had been walking with Sowden—I challenged him on the Saturday night—he said he would not fight me, only with a knife—he asked Frederick Morris for a knife, and Morris refused.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>. The girl's name was Elizabeth Sande
<lb/>ford—I do not remember speaking to her while she was standing at her gate, because I was the worse for drink a fortnight before this—I met her with Sowden on the Saturday—I did not threaten Sowden; I only wanted him to fight—I did not tell a soldier that I would have all the blood out of Sowden—I am 18 years old—Sowden walked towards the gateway and said, "I heard you were going to
<hi rend="italic">set about</hi> me" just before the revolver went off—his hand was then behind him—he was looking straight at me—when I closed with him he pointed the revolver at me—I closed with him more than once—I caught hold of his right arm—the revolver was in his right hand.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. I pushed his arm up, or I think the shot would have hit me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010513-name-96" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010513-name-96" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19010513-name-96" type="given" value="WILLIAM ALEXANDER"/>WILLIAM ALEXANDER RENWICK</persName> </hi>. I live at 24, Manor Gardens, Chelsea—I have a nickname—I went out with Lee on Sunday, April 21—we had a cup of tea at a shop in Manor Gardens—I saw the prisoners</p>
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<p>about 100 yards off in Manor Street—Sowden fired a revolver from behind him—I heard him say, "You were going to
<hi rend="italic">set about</hi> me"—no sooner had he said those words than he let the shot go from behind him—I said to Lee, "Close with him, or else he will kill you"—Lee hit him in the stomach and closed with him, and I heard the revolver go off again—the revolver fell to the ground—Catling made a plunge for it—I said, "For God's sake, drop it; you will kill the man"—Catling ran up Manor Street—Lee gave chase—he caught him near the Commercial public-house—there was no interval between the shots; it was done too quick.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010513-name-97" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010513-name-97" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19010513-name-97" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK HEAD</persName> </hi>. I am a painter's labourer, of 5, Stamford Street, Fulham—on Sunday, April 21st, about 7.15 p.m., I was in Manor Street—I saw the prisoners standing at the corner of Manor Gardens; Elizabeth Sandeford joined them, after about five minutes—they walked down Manor Street, and met Lee and his friend Renwick; they came out of Manor Gardens—at the top of Manor Street Sowden fired a revolver from behind him—I ran to Lee's assistance—Sowden said, "I heard you were going to
<hi rend="italic">set about</hi> me," and fired the revolver from behind him—I saw him in front—Lee closed with him, and then Sowden fired at his face—the revolver was dropped in the road; Catling picked it up, stood at the top of Manor Street, and pointed it at me and Lee when we were follow
<lb/>ing him at about 20 yards—we gave chase to the Commercial club-house—Catling threw the revolver into a garden—I know Sowden, but not Catling.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>. I was about three yards from Sowden when I saw him go over to the prosecutor.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FREDERICK CATLING</hi> </persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FRANK ALBERT SOWDEN</hi> </persName> were
<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted for a
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010513-384-offence-1 t19010513-name-100"/>Joseph Lee</persName> </rs>, to which they
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010513-384-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-384-19010513 t19010513-384-punishment-19"/>To enter into recognizances to come up for judgment when called upon.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, May</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1901.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Channell.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="def5-385-19010513" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="def7-385-19010513" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="def8-385-19010513" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def8-385-19010513" type="surname" value="BAXTER"/>
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<interp inst="def9-385-19010513" type="surname" value="JORDAN"/>
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<interp inst="def10-385-19010513" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def10-385-19010513" type="surname" value="GREENFIELD"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HARRY GREENFIELD</hi>,</persName>
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<interp inst="t19010513-name-111" type="surname" value="LIVINGSTONE"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010513-385-offence-1 t19010513-name-111"/>Murray Livingstone</persName>,
<hi rend="italic">otherwise</hi>
<persName id="t19010513-name-112">
<interp inst="t19010513-name-112" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<rs id="t19010513-alias-1" type="alias">
<join result="nameAlias" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010513-name-112 t19010513-alias-1"/>Billy Smith</rs> </persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CHARLES</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MATHEWS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GUY STEPHENSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">being unable to agree, were discharged, and the trial was post
<lb/>poned to the next Session.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, May</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1901.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ELLIS CECIL MARKS</hi> </persName>
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<interp inst="t19010513-386-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19010513-386-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010513-386-offence-1 t19010513-name-114"/>King's Heralds' College</persName> </rs>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-386-19010513 t19010513-386-punishment-20"/>To enter into recog
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<interp inst="t19010513-25-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, to conspiring to obtain ₤250, ₤335, and ₤660, and to obtaining credit from Barclay & Co. for ₤3,000, ₤3,500, and ₤3,300, by false pretences. (</rs>
<hi rend="italic">The total amount obtained by these frauds was</hi> ₤100,000.)—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-25-19010513 t19010513-25-punishment-21"/>Five years each in penal servitude.</rs> </hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BESLEY, K.C</hi>.,
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. A. GILL</hi>
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<interp inst="t19010513-name-119" type="surname" value="CARTER"/>
<interp inst="t19010513-name-119" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CARTER</persName> </hi>. I am cashier at the Metropolitan Bank, Limited, 60, Gracechurch Street—on March 1st I made up a parcel of ₤100 ₤5 Bank of England notes for despatch to our branch at Bethesda, North Wales, Nos. 54701 to 54800, dated December 22nd, 1900—these (
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<lb/>duced</hi>), Nos. 54711 and 54786, are two of them—I handed them to a clerk named Phillips at 11 o'clock a.m. to post.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> They would have been posted not later than 5 o'clock—there are 40 clerks altogether, and the prisoner has been 12 years in the bank's service.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010513-name-120" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010513-name-120" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19010513-name-120" type="given" value="HENRY JOHN"/>HENRY JOHN PHILLIPS</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Metropolitan Bank—on March 1st I received 100 ₤5 notes from Mr. Carter, which I put in my drawer and locked, and kept the key in my pocket—about 4.10 p.m. I took them out and put them in an envelope with some other enclosures, and put the letter with 13 others into a bag on the desk—the prisoner was on the other side of the desk—at 4.35 p.m. I left the bag on the desk while I went down to the lavatory to wash—I returned in less than five minutes—the bag was still there, but the prisoner had gone—I then took the bag to the Post-office in Lombard Street, where I found the Bethesda letter was missing—I returned to the bank, and searched the office and my desk, but could not find it, and reported my loss to Mr. Carter.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The notes were given to me, not in an envelope, simply with a band round them, before 12 o'clock, and I then locked them up—I had taken nothing out of my desk in the mean time—I left the bank to go to the Post-office at 20 minutes to five.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MENZIES</hi>. I am chief accountant at the Metropolitan Bank, Gracechurch Street—Mr. Carter reported the loss of the Bethesda letter to me on Saturday morning—we reported the matter to the police, and gave the numbers of the notes into the Bank of England—I made no communication to the staff about the loss.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010513-name-121" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010513-name-121" type="surname" value="WILLIAMS"/>
<interp inst="t19010513-name-121" type="given" value="CHARLES JOHN"/>CHARLES JOHN WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Accountant's Office, Bank of England—I produce five Bank of England notes which were paid in to our bank on April 23rd by the London and South-Western Bank, North Brixton branch—the two notes in question are amongst them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010513-name-122" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19010513-name-122" type="given" value="LOUIS"/>LOUIS MUNDY</persName> </hi>. I live at Vassall Road, Brixton, and was a clerk to Mr. George Reddish, veterinary surgeon, of Stockwell Road—I have known the prisoner about five months—on April 15th I met the prisoner</p>
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<p>at the Russell Hotel, Brixton, in the saloon bar—he asked me if I would change a ₤5 note for him—I got it changed by Mr. Reddish the next day, and at 6.30 p.m. in the Russell Hotel I handed half to prisoner, keeping half myself, which he told me to do—I then left him, and he went into the billiard-room and played at billiards—I have since been dismissed by Mr. Reddish—I did not go to the Grosvenor Arms that night.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not know why I was dismissed by Mr. Reddish—he paid me a week's wages in lieu of notice—I do not know anything about a bet which the prisoner won, neither did I share it with him.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010513-name-124" type="given" value="ERNEST"/>ERNEST PETTMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk at the London and South-Western Bank, North Brixton—Mr. Reddish keeps an account there—on April 20th he made a payment into his account, which included the ₤5 note, No. 54711, dated December 22nd, 1900.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am positive the prisoner gave me the note and half-sovereign—he has been in the bar almost nightly since I have known him.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010513-name-126" type="given" value="GEORGE ROBERT"/>GEORGE ROBERT PARK</persName> </hi>. I keep the Grosvenor Arms, Sidney Street, Stockwell—the last witness is my barman—on April 16th he asked me to change this ₤5 note, No. 54786, for a customer—I put my name on it, and sent him across the road to the baker's, as I had not the change.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010513-name-127" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY COX</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Inspector, City</hi>). On March 2nd I went to the Metropolitan Bank, and saw Mr. Menzies and Philips, and after making inquiries for nearly eight weeks I arrested the prisoner—these two notes (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) have come in within a radius of a quarter of a mile from the prisoner's house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Eleven notes altogether have come into the Bank of England, the last only yesterday, from Paris—we have only traced these two to the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, on oath, stated that he had no knowledge whatever of the theft of the notes; he had gone down to the lavatory before the letters were put into the bag, and when he returned Phillips had taken them to the post; that he was in the Russell Hotel on Monday, the 15th, about 7.50, where he met Mundy, and a strange man came in and offered to play a game of billiards for a bet of ten half-sovereigns to one; he and Mundy went halves in the bet, which he won, and he received a ₤5 note in payment, which he handed to Mundy to change; that on the following even
<lb/>ing at 6.30 he met Mundy, and they went to the Grosvenor Arms together, where they had three drinks; and that Timms had made a mistake in his identification.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010513-name-131" type="given" value="EDITH ALICE"/>EDITH ALICE SLADE</persName> </hi>. The last witness is my husband—the prisoner called at our house on April 30th, and said he wanted to buy a bicycle—it was not at home then, and I told him to call again—he came again on May 2nd, and asked for the bicycle and the maker's receipt, which I gave him, and he then rode off, and did not return.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010513-name-132" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE EDMANS</persName> </hi>. I am a bicycle maker, of 30, Darby Road, Kings
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<hi rend="italic">This was from Henry Johnson to H. J. Slade, Clapton, N.E., for an Imperial Rover bicycle,</hi> ₤23.)—I gave him ₤3 10s. for it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010513-name-134" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER BEX</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant, S</hi>). I arrested the prisoner on May 3rd at Edgware Station, where he was identified by Mrs. Slade. The charge was read over to him, and he made no reply.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "I am not guilty of stealing, but guilty of procuring."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at this Court on July 24th, 1899, in the name of Paul Barr.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, May</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1901.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GREEN</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">Mayor</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. O'CONNOR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted,</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DRAKE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Harrison, and</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for Bolton.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">setting about</hi> him—some had sticks and some pewter quart pots—I saw blood streaming down Winn's face—they struck him on the head—I next saw Mrs. Winn lying uncon
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DRAKE</hi>. I said at the Police-court that I could not say that Harrison was there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Millard.</hi> Winn gave the baby to his sister, I heard—there was a good crowd; it is a very busy place in holiday time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. I was being weighed outside the Ship Aground; it was between 4.30 and 5—another public-house was opposite, and both houses were doing a roaring trade—one public-house is named Day, and the other the British Oak—between 20 and 30 people were round Winn—I was 40 or 60 yards off—I never saw Bolton before, to my knowledge—I went to the infirmary—I saw Bolton arrested—I recognised him the next morning, but could not be sure about him; he was with a lot of others—the scrimmage went on for 10 minutes or a quarter of an hour—I observed Bolton not many minutes; I saw him with a walking-stick—the crowd were not fighting one another, they were striking Winn.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">chaps,</hi> or
<hi rend="italic">chapsies,</hi> this is your time to get to work"—I was knocked to the ground with a stick by Lewis—when I was coming to myself I heard someone say, "Shoot,
<hi rend="italic">Cookey,</hi> shoot"—Millard is called
<hi rend="italic">Cookey</hi>—they collected round me—I received a blow on the temple, which knocked me unconscious—on coming to I found my
<hi rend="italic">missis</hi> lying at my feet covered with blood and a quart pot by her side—my finger was smashed; there was a cut to the bone—I had had no quarrel with any of them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Lewis.</hi> You had a bamboo cane—this was not a riot.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DRAKE</hi>. I have been a carman—I had had two ales and a stout and mild at that house—that was about the second drink I had had that day—a man was playing a banjo, and I waltzed round with my child—I have seen Harrison driving a rubbish cart in the Broadway—I do not know who struck me, only I saw Lewis with a stick—I have said, "Harrison stood by the side of Millard"; that was when they were standing over Palmer.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Millard.</hi> I was a carman at Fortescue's—you never worked with me—I was knocked down about 50 yards from the Ship Aground—I know Palmer—I do not belong to a gang of boys—I have never been convicted.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. There is a Priory—I do not know the Priory boys or any gang of boys—there were about two dozen or 36 in the crowd—I am certain Bolton was near Palmer before I was struck.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010513-name-148" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010513-name-148" type="surname" value="HULL"/>
<interp inst="t19010513-name-148" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR HULL</persName> </hi>. I am a fitter, of 32, Doddington Road, Homerton—on Easter Monday afternoon, April 8th, I was near the British Oak public-house—I saw about 23 men, including Bolton and Millard, round the prosecutor—I saw Millard pick up a quart pot about the time Winn was knocked down by somebody—Bolton picked up stones—the woman pushed the men aside to go to her husband's assistance—before she appeared they knocked her husband about—he fell headlong in the road, and about a dozen jumped on him and hit him with large sticks—I left my wife and said, "Leave the man alone; they will kill him"—I heard two pistol shots—the men knocked the wife down, and did the same as with her husband—she screamed—they dispersed, and some passed me and went up the Lea Bridge Road in twos and threes and fours.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Millard.</hi> Winn was knocked down by a stick, but I cannot say by whom—you had a quart pot, and was striking at him, with the sharp edge downwards, unmercifully—I said, "You will kill him"—my wife was on the pavement—the crowd was not so great in that spot—you must have watched your opportunity—there was music nearer the public-houses; this was between them—there were about 20 people, but that was nothing in comparison with where the music was playing—you struck the prosecutor with the pot before his wife came up—I saw it going up and down—I said so at the Police-court—you put your nose in my face on the pavement, so I know you—you were in the middle of the road—I did not see Winn holding a man by his tie, nor a young man pulling him away—you had a lighter coat on—I described you as having a reddish coat.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. There were bands and street organs, but no roundabouts—it was like a fair—the prosecutor must have been on the ground before Bolton reached him—when I saw Bolton I was about 10 yards off—I never saw any of them before—I am sure I saw Millard and Bolton.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010513-name-149" type="surname" value="WINN"/>
<interp inst="t19010513-name-149" type="given" value="PHOEBE"/>PHŒBE WINN</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Daniel Winn, of 13, Sedgwick Street, Homerton—on April 8th, Easter Monday, I was in Lea Bridge Road about 4 p.m., inside a public-house, with my sister-in-law, and my husband had my baby outside—he brought it to me, as he wanted to go round the corner, but he did not come back—I went outside with my baby, and saw my husband's coat, and my husband and four men flat on the ground—I put my baby in the arms of a woman standing at the door, and rushed to my husband—I said, "Don't hurt him," and tried to pro
<lb/>tect his head, for they were kicking him and beating him with sticks—I stood over his head, and tried to cover it with my skirt—then I heard the report of a pistol—I saw a crowd rushing from the British Oak—I saw one man with his arm in the air, and a pot in it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Millard.</hi> I said before the Magistrate, "I saw a lot of fellows rush from the British Oak with pots and sticks in their hands"—I did not have time to look at the fellows; I was looking after my husband's head, and someone struck me with a pot; Bolton, I think—I do not remember any more till I was in the infirmary in bed, and my</p>
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<p>head cut—smoke came from Harrison—I saw his handkerchief, neck, and chin—I had only been there a few minutes, and I do not remember the pain or the blow, or anything.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010513-name-150" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES MARRIOTT</persName> </hi> (513
<hi rend="italic">N</hi>). About 5 p.m. on April 9th I was on duty in Lea Bridge Road—I heard a police whistle—I saw a crowd near the British Oak, Ship Aground, and Prince of Wales public-houses, which are from 50 to 60 yards apart—there are two more public-houses about 80 yards further—they are all within 200 yards—the crowd was between the British Oak and the Ship Aground—I saw Daniel Winn and Phoebe Winn standing in the crowd, bleeding from wounds in the head—a quart pewter pot was lying on the ground, with blood on the side and on the bottom rim, but while attending to the injured people I was unable to get possession of it—I took the Winns to the Hackney Infirmary, and they were attended to by a doctor about 40 minutes after arriving.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010513-name-151" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BASSICK</persName> </hi> (40
<hi rend="italic">JR</hi>). About 5 p.m. on April 8th I saw 15 or 16 men, including the prisoners, in Lea Bridge Road—Lewis was in front—he had a part of a broken rail in his hand—they were scattered about the road—Millard had a low hat on—Bolton had a stick in his hand.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Lewis.</hi> I am quite sure it was not a bamboo cane you had.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Millard.</hi> You had no child in your arms.</p>
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<persName id="t19010513-name-152" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010513-name-152" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19010513-name-152" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GOY</persName> </hi> (48
<hi rend="italic">JR</hi>). I was with Bassick, and saw the prisoners—Lewis was carrying a stick—Harrison and Millard turned towards Clapton—Millard had no cap on—I said, "What, have you been putting someone through it down the road?"</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Millard.</hi> You were not carrying a child.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010513-name-153" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010513-name-153" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19010513-name-153" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CRAYFORD</persName> </hi> (238
<hi rend="italic">J</hi>). A little after 6 p.m. I was in London Fields—I saw the prisoners, with 12 or 14 others, walking in twos and threes, arm-in-arm, and singing slightly—they went as far as Smith's coffee-shop, in the Broadway, and I lost sight of them for about a quarter of an hour—shortly after that I saw Millard putting on a black jacket and a long black overcoat—he handed his brown coat to Harrison, who changed it for his own; then all the remainder of the men seemed to be changing coats.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DRAKE</hi>. I have been in the neighbourhood five years—I was about 20 yards off—I saw no ladies in the party.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Millard.</hi> I saw a man named Nigh, but I cannot say who gave you the black jacket.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. London Fields is about two miles from the Ship Aground—I was in uniform—I have seen men and women wearing paper and changing bats and caps, but nothing like this before—the changing seemed serious, and there was no playing about.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010513-name-154" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ROSENTRETER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective, J</hi>). On April 9th I went to Smith's coffee-house, Broadway, London Fields, about 12.30—I told Lewis I should take him into custody for being concerned with others in wounding two men and a woman at Lea Bridge Road on Bank Holiday—he said, "They put
<hi rend="italic">Denny</hi> Winn through it; I was there, but I did not hit him; he asked for it; if there is anything done it is always put on to me"—he was taken to the station and identified by Winn from a number of others—when the charge was read over to him he said, "Palmer does not say</p>
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<p>that I hit him"—he was charged with being concerned with others in wounding Winn, Mrs Winn, and Palmer—on April 10th, about 6 p.m. I saw Millard at the Police-station—I told him he would be placed amongst others for identification for being concerned, with Lewis, in custody, and others not in custody, in wounding two men and a woman in Lea Bridge Road on the previous Monday—he said, "I can prove an
<hi rend="italic">alibi;</hi> that is easily done"—when the charge was read over he made no reply—he was identified by Winn and Hull.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Millard.</hi> You were in the charge room—I did not ask you to go in the cells.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010513-name-155" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19010513-name-155" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE COLE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective, J</hi>) On April 10th I told Harrison I should take him into custody for being concerned with Lewis, Bolton, and Millard in wounding two men and a woman in the Lea Bridge Road on Bank Holiday—he said, "You have made a mistake; I do not know any
<lb/>thing about it"—he was taken to the station, and identified by Winn from 10 other men—when the charge was read over to him he said, "What time did you say it was?"—he was told that the time could not be fixed accurately, but it was somewhere between 4 and 5 o'clock—on April 15th, about 11 a.m., I arrested Bolton at his house—I told him the charge—he said, "I was not with them; I took no part in it"—I mentioned the time and day—on the way to the station he said, "If I do not go with them they set about me"—he was charged and identified by Winn from about nine others.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010513-name-156" type="given" value="JOHN WILLIAM"/>JOHN WILLIAM OLIVER</persName> </hi>. I am a registered practitioner, and assistant medical officer at the Hackney Infirmary—I examined Daniel Winn there about 5.30 on Easter Monday—he had a scalp wound on the left side of his head, an incised wound on his left temple, and a straight transverse cut on the first finger of his left hand—they could be pro
<lb/>duced by some sharp instrument.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Millard.</hi> The wife was under my care three weeks—the wound on the temple might have been produced by the same in
<lb/>strument as that which produced the wound on the wife—it could have been done by the sharp end of a quart pot, but more likely with a stick, not by a diamond-shaped railing, the out was too severe—it was a straight, clear cut, 2in. long, and evidently made with great force—Palmer's was a slighter wound, and the nurse dressed it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Lewis, in his defence, said that he was at the top of Lea Bridge Road at the time, and knew nothing about it. Harrison, in his defence, on oath, said that he heard a whistle, and went to see what it was about.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for Harrison.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010513-name-157" type="surname" value="IRONS"/>
<interp inst="t19010513-name-157" type="given" value="LILIAN"/>LILIAN IRONS</persName> </hi>. My name is Caroline McAlpine—I am called Lilian Irons—on Easter Monday I met Harrison in the afternoon in Lea Bridge Road, and was with him till 8 p.m.—I was with him before five; he and his brother asked me to have a drink at the public-house at the foot of the bridge—as we were having a drink I heard a woman scream, and ran out to see what was the matter—I saw Winn, four other fellows, and another little fellow on the
<hi rend="italic">floor;</hi> Winn had a stick in his hand—I said, "Let the fellow alone, you will kill him," and took the stick from Winn—Harrison was not there—he took no part in the
<hi rend="italic">row</hi>—after the
<hi rend="italic">row</hi> I saw Harrison at the end of</p>
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<p>Lea Bridge Road, Clapton—I went back to the public-house—I had the stick in my hand when I met Harrison—the stick was what is used as a donkey barrow whip—I got it from Winn's hand—during the time I was with Harrison he was not with either of the other three prisoners—I never saw him change his coat.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I got a clear view of the men's faces who attacked Winn—I left Harrison in the Hackney Road, and went home—it is about an hour's walk from where I met Harrison to the public-house.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010513-name-158" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010513-name-158" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010513-name-158" type="surname" value="HARRISON"/>
<interp inst="t19010513-name-158" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HARRISON</persName> </hi>. The prisoner Harrison is my brother—I was with him and Edward Golden on Bank Holiday—I whistled to my brother, and he came to me, and we went to the Ship Aground and had a drink, four of us—almost as soon as we got there I heard a policeman's whistle, and screaming, halloaing, and shouting—you could see the crowd from the window—the bar was very crowded—my brother could not have taken part in the
<hi rend="italic">row,</hi> because he was with me—he remained with me about half an hour—Irons left us almost as soon as the
<hi rend="italic">row</hi> started.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am a shipworker—I am not at present in work—I was in work last Monday week—the
<hi rend="italic">row</hi> was going on for about a quarter of an hour—I left my brother outside, and he went home.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010513-name-159" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD GOLDEN</persName> </hi>. I was out pleasure making on Easter Monday, and saw Harrison in the afternoon, and his brother James and we afterwards met the young woman Irons—while we were having a drink in a public-house at the foot of the bridge I heard halloaing and shouting, and a policeman's whistle blowing—the young woman went out from curiosity, I suppose—we stopped in the public-house while the row was on—Harrison did not leave us—the young woman did not come back—Harrison took no part in the
<hi rend="italic">row,</hi> if he had we should have seen him—I took no part in the
<hi rend="italic">row</hi>—we remained half an hour after it was over—there was a big crowd there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I commenced pleasure making about 12 in the day—I met Harrison and his brother about 4 o'clock—I was sober.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HARRISON</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">LEWIS, MILLARD</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BOLTON</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010513-393-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">MILLARD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at the North London Police-court on October 24th, 1899. Four other convictions were proved against him.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-393-19010513 t19010513-393-punishment-26"/>Three years' penal servitude</rs>.</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BOLTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at Worship Street Police-court on October 12th, 1900, in the name of
<rs id="t19010513-alias-3" type="alias">John Everett</rs>. Three other convictions were proved against him.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def4-393-19010513 t19010513-393-punishment-27"/>Nine months' hard labour</rs>. Six convictions of assault were proved against</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LEWIS</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-393-19010513 t19010513-393-punishment-28"/>Twelve months hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PIGGOTT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010513-name-165" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19010513-name-165" type="given" value="GEORGE THOMAS"/>GEORGE THOMAS GOUGH</persName> </hi>. I live at 2, Binnes Road, Chiswick—I am a clerk, employed by the District Railway Company—on Wednesday,</p>
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<p>April 17th, about 6.15 p.m., I was in St. Martin's Lane, walking towards Charing Cross; a man struck me, snatched my watch and chain, and ran up a court—I followed him, and found it led into another court, and came back to St. Martin's Lane, shouted, "Police!" and went to Bow Street and gave a description—the following Monday, April 22nd, a constable fetched me to Bow Street, where I recognised the prisoner's face and the back of his neck from eight or nine men.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010513-name-166" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WATERS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman, E</hi>). On April 17th, shortly before 7 p.m., I was in Bow Street Police-station, when the prosecutor reported his loss—I arrested the prisoner from the description then given to me about 11.45 on April 22nd—I told him I should arrest him, as he answered the description given of a man wanted for stealing a chain about 6.20 p.m. on April 17th, and that I should take him to Bow Street—he said, "If I had stopped up the b—court you would not have found me"—at the station I placed eight other men, similarly dressed, and about the same age, with him, and the inspector asked him if he was satisfied as to how they were placed; he said, "Yes"—the prosecutor asked to see his back, and then touched him and said, "I am more than positive this is the man who stole my chain"—when charged, after trying to get into conversation with the prosecutor, he said, "I am an innocent man; I must have been very drank if I did it"—Wootton Street, which is near Waterloo Station, is about 10 minutes' ride or 20 minutes' walk from St. Martin's Lane.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010513-name-167" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN HOLTOM</persName> </hi>. I live at 2, Wootton Street, at the corner of the Waterloo Road, Lambeth—I saw the prisoner the day he came out of prison—his wife took a room of me last November—on April 17th, about 3 p.m., his wife asked me to have a drink with her, and we went to Foot's, in Cornwall Road, and had a drink, and her husband, the prisoner, was there talking to Mrs. Baines—he left us about 3.30, and went towards home with his wife, and I went home—about 5.30 I passed their door, and saw him sitting by the fire with his little girl, and as I went up and downstairs about seven or 7.30 I heard him speaking as I went to get oil—his wife asked me to lend him a newspaper, but I had only an old one to lend him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am married—my husband works for W. H. Smith & Son, in the Strand.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010513-name-168" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH AYLETT</persName> </hi>. I live at 26, Wootton Street, Cornwall Road, Lambeth—my husband is a labourerworking for the parish—on April 17 th, about 3.30 or 3.40 p.m., Nicholls and his wife asked me to have a drink—I next saw Nicholls about 4.45 at his door, No. 2, Wootton Street, when his little girl called him in to tea, as be bad to go out and get work.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010513-name-169" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH NICHOLLS</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's wife—we live at 2, Woot
<lb/>ton Street, Lambeth—my husband came out of prison at 9 a.m. on April 17th, after six months, and never left my company all day—in the after
<lb/>noon we had a couple of drinks in the Cornwall Road, and walked up and down by the shops, but no further off—he never was out of my com
<lb/>pany till six the next morning—he was upstairs with me from 5.30, and never moved out all the evening till he went to bed—I got him a paper from the landlady to read.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Mrs. Spencer, of Cornwall Road, came to visit us about 6 p.m., when my husband was having his tea, and the little girl was there; nobody else—Mrs. Spencer would not come to the Police-court; I told her of my husband's serious position.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, staled that he knew nothing of the robbery.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010513-396-offence-1 t19010513-name-171"/>Alice Churley</persName>, with intent to do her grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROBINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010513-name-172" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE CHURLEY</persName> </hi>. I live at 2, Little Randolph Street, Camden Town—the prisoner is my sister—I was sleeping with her on the night of April 20th—I was awoke early the next morning by her hitting me on the head with a chopper—I found her leaning over me with this chopper—I struggled to get it from her, and held her by the throat till I overpowered her—she had struck me on my head and over my right eye—I ran down
<lb/>stairs for the police—we were on good terms—we had had no quarrel—I was attended by a doctor at my house, and afterwards at the Tempe
<lb/>rance Hospital—I have recovered—we went upstairs together—we were sober; we seldom drink anything—she did not seem strange when we went to bed—the chopper was kept in the cellar—I cannot say where it was before we went to bed.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010513-name-173" type="given" value="ERNEST"/>ERNEST TWIGG</persName> </hi> (383
<hi rend="italic">Y</hi>). About 3.30 a.m. on April 30th I was on duty in College Street—I was called to No. 2, Little Randolph Street—the prosecutrix was standing at the door, bleeding very much from her head—I went upstairs and found the prisoner lying across the bed, uncon
<lb/>scious—I sent for a doctor, who saw her; he also dressed the prosecu
<lb/>trix's wounds, and ordered her removal to the Temperance Hospital—it was a top room—it was in confusion—there was a lot of blood about, and this chopper was lying by the side of the bed—I took the prisoner into custody—she made no reply to the charge.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010513-name-174" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19010513-name-174" type="given" value="MALCOLM"/>MALCOLM WHEELER</persName> </hi>. I am a medical practitioner in Great College Street—about 3.30 a.m. on April 30th I was summoned by Twig—I went to 2, Little Randolph Street, and found the prisoner and the prose
<lb/>cutrix—the prosecutrix was in a semi-fainting condition, suffering from loss of blood—she had several wounds on the scalp, and one over one eye.; a small portion of the top of one ear was cut off; there was a great deal of contusion over the eye, extending over the orbit, and there were slight lacerations on two of her fingers—the injuries might have been caused by this chopper—great force must have been used with regard to the majority of them by the back end of the chopper—there was a great deal of blood on the clothing of both women and on the floor—I attended to the prisoner first—I found her unconscious, and lying across the bed, with very feeble pulse, and covered with blood over her chest and face, but I discovered no wound from which it could have come—there were marks of pressure on her throat, and some slight scratches—she lay with her eyes closed, making no movement—she recovered consciousness about 10 minutes after I got there—I directed the prosecutrix to be removed to the Temperance Hospital—one wound might have been dangerous it severed a superficial artery, which caused</p>
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<p>great loss of blood—the prisoner showed no signs of insanity, nor of drunkenness—when conscious a little time she asked where she was, what had occurred, and why the police were in the room—till cold water was applied she lay on her back and made no movement—there was nothing to indicate aberration of mind.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010513-name-175" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010513-name-175" type="surname" value="YOUNG"/>
<interp inst="t19010513-name-175" type="given" value="CHARLES MELVILLE"/>CHARLES MELVILLE YOUNG</persName> </hi>. I was house surgeon at the Temperance Hospital, Hampstead Road, on April 30th—I examined the prosecutrix about four hours after her admission—I have heard what has been said with regard to her injuries, and agree with it—her progress to recovery has been uninterrupted from the first—one wound at the back of her head extended to the bone—there were seven on the scalp.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence:</hi> I had no cause or wish to hurt or injure my sister; I cannot remember doing it.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010513-name-176" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19010513-name-176" type="given" value="JAMES"/>DR. JAMES SCOTT</persName> </hi>. I have had the prisoner under my care and observa
<lb/>tion at Holloway since April 30th—I have inquired into the circumstances—she has been depressed and excitable—she is of weak and unevenly balanced mind—the information I have obtained leads me to believe she is subject to a mild form of epileptic attacks—I should not hold her fully responsible—there is no evidence of her being addicted to drink—she is impulsive and excitable—her mental conditions would change quickly under good care and nursing.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010513-396-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, May</hi> 16
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1901.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Channell.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ARTHUR CRAWSHAY BAILEY</hi> (40)</persName> and
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<hi rend="italic">Other Counts,</hi> for obtaining ₤43 13s. and ₤25 5s. 6d. and other sums, by false pretences.
<hi rend="italic">Other Counts,</hi> for mutilating and destroying certain books belonging to the said companies.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010513-name-182" type="given" value="HORACE"/>MR. HORACE AVORY</persName> </hi>, K.C.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. A. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BANKES</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FULTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Bailey, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUME WILLIAMS, K.C</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DRAKE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for Stedingk.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">At the commencement of the case Bailey stated in the hearing of the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">that he was guilty of conspiracy and false pretences, and Stedingk that he was guilty of aiding and abetting him in making a false prospectus, upon which the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">returned a verdict to that effect.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prosecution said they would not dispute that Bailey had borne a good character till</hi> 1894.
<hi rend="largeCaps">BAILEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t19010513-397-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19010513-397-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/> </rs>
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<interp inst="t19010513-397-punishment-29" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">STEDINGK</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t19010513-397-punishment-30" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-397-19010513 t19010513-397-punishment-30"/>Eighteen months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, May</hi> 16
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1901.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Second Count:</hi> For obtaining ₤5 by false pretences.
<hi rend="italic">Other Counts:</hi> For obtaining other sums.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRANSTOUN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROUTH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010513-name-184" type="given" value="RAYMOND ASH"/>RAYMOND ASH MATTHEWS</persName> </hi>. I am manager of the Islington branch of the Capital and Counties Bank—early in January the prisoner called and said that he had come into the neighbourhood, and had taken a public-house, and that he had property at Brighton—I did not know him at all—his brother-in-law, Mr. Medcalfe, the manager of a public-house, has been a customer of ours for 14 years, and that was the reference he gave—he said his property at Brighton, four freehold houses, was mortgaged for ₤900, and he wished the bank to advance ₤900 to pay off the mortgage, and that when he took the public-house he might need a small temporary advance—the name of the public-house was the Rodney—I said that the matter would be looked into if there was a margin on the house—he was going to transfer the mortgage to the bank—nothing has come of it—on February 18th he called again and said, "I have sold the Rodney at a profit of ₤500 without going in, which sum I shall pay into the bank to my credit"—I believed that statement and allowed him to take a cheque-book of 12 cheques—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—on the following day I cashed this cheque for him for ₤5, which came out of the book—on February 25th I cashed this cheque for ₤15 across the counter; that came out of the book—a day or two afterwards he came again and said he had been obliged to take the purchase money in bills, and on March 9th he brought me these bills (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>), amounting to ₤350, which he said was part of the purchase money; they are three, six, nine, and twelve months' bills; they purported to be accepted by "C. Greenfield"—he told me that that was Charles Greenfield, late of Montague Street, Brighton, butcher, but now living at Penge, who had property at Worthing, and he said, "I consider he is as good as the Bank of England"—the bills were in the form of promissory notes when he brought them, "I promise to pay," but they have been altered—the ac
<lb/>ceptances were on them then—I wanted that alteration, and on March 11th they were returned to me with this letter: "Dear Sir,—I enclose the bills, I find I made a mistake as regards Mr. Greenfield; he does not live at Worthing, but his property is at Worthing. I will call one day this week and give you a satisfactory reference. W. Young"—I accepted the amended bills as securities, and agreed that he might overdraw ₤20 or ₤30—on March 9th I cashed this cheque for him for ₤5—on March 12th this cheque on Parr's Bank for ₤20 was presented, and I gave him credit for it, and he tendered me this cheque, for which I paid him ₤3—that made ₤30 upon five cheques—four cheques are left in the book, two were returned unpaid—after that date I refused to pay him any more money.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He came into the bank and represented himself to a be a customer of ours—that was true—he said on the first occasion he had four freehold houses at Brighton, and asked whether we would advance money on them, that was true, and that they were subject to a mortgage of ₤900; that was true, but there were two more mortgages—there is a branch of our bank at Kemp Town—I asked our manager there investigate the property, and he valued it at ₤1,370—our solicitors, Bone and Heppell, were acting for us—I do not know that they also acted for the prisoner—at the first interview I think the prisoner said that he was purchasing the Rodney's Head—he did not suggest that he had purchased it—he did not tell me that it had been offered to him by a</p>
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<p>broker named Rolfe, of Great Russell Street, for ₤9,000, or that he would not give it, and offered ₤8,900—the question of price was not gone into at all—I took no note of what took place, but I made certain notes at the time to give to the manager—I had no personal authority to let him open an account, and obtain an overdraft—that is why I took down the particulars—he mentioned the Bell in February, but he did not say any
<lb/>thing about the negotiations for the Rodney's Head being off: he said he had sold it at a profit—he asked me to inspect and view the Bell—I said if the title was shown to be good the bank might, as a temporary matter, lend him ₤200 when he went into the Bell, as a temporary overdraft for the "change"—I cannot say the date when he said he had sold the Rodney for ₤500, and was negotiating for the Bell—we could not arrive at the value of the property, because the mortgagees had been in possession seven years—we never got to the bottom of it—I have never seen the statement—I really mean to say that I gave him the cheque-book on April 18th on his own representation—it was not given in the solicitor's office, that he might draw a cheque for ₤200 as the deposit on the Bell—I did not inquire of the brother-in-law—I called at the Rodney's Head after he had negotiated the bills after March 11th—I let him have the cheque book without any document, and upon his
<hi rend="italic">ipse dixit</hi> only—we knew he had property at Brighton, and that it was valued at ₤1,300—we did not know there were three mortgages upon it—we saw him on several occasions about the Brighton property—I do not know that I mentioned on February 18th that we had a difficulty in seeing the deeds—I thought there was no fraud whatever as to the property—the Rodney's Head is about 450 yards from the bank, but I made no inquiries about the sale—I was present when Mr. Hepple was examined at the Police-court—I cannot recollect exactly what he said, but it was that at the end of February the defendant told him he had purchased the Rodney's Head and sold it again, and "expected" to receive a profit—he said to me that he had, in fact, realised ₤500 on it—I mean to represent that Young said that the bills were accepted by
<hi rend="italic">Charles</hi> Greenfield—I wrote on March 12th to inquire who the acceptor was, and found that there had been a Mr. Charles Greenfield 20 years before—he had property at Worthing—these bills were accepted at Fortice Road, Paddington Green—I asked him for an explanation, and he said he should have put Greenfield's address, but he often stopped at his brother's, and so gave his address; but I wrote to Worthing because the property was said to be at Worthing—he after
<lb/>wards said that they were accepted by Charles Greenfield in his presence—I do not suggest that he asked me to discount the bills—I swore an information on April 13th, and on April 17th I wrote to the prisoner, and said, "I shall be glad if you will meet me at Mr. Hepple's"—that was done at the suggestion of the police, in order that he might be arrested—I should have been satisfied if he had paid the money at any time at the commencement of the criminal proceedings—I named no time; I asked him to name a time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I am merely manager, the matter was not in my hands—I had no authority to discontinue proceedings or to commence them—nobody was present at the interview at the bank but the prisoner and myself.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> On March 27th I was trying to get the money repaid, and if I had there would have been an end of the matter—I reported to the directors, and left it in their hands—the property has been sold, and I have ascertained that the prisoner got ₤30 out of it, after all the incum
<lb/>brances had been settled—I had been informed that he had got a profit of ₤500 on one transaction before he mentioned the other.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010513-name-185" type="given" value="HENRY JOHN"/>HENRY JOHN ARIS</persName> </hi>. I keep the Rodney's Head, Rodney Street, Penton
<lb/>ville—I bought the house on January 20th this year from the Lion Brewery Company, Belvedere Road—there had been a receiver there for seven months—I took possession on February 20th—I had no dealings with the prisoner with regard to it—I did not buy it from him, but I saw him there as a customer on the night of February 20th, the night of the "change"—we had no transaction with regard to the house—I never paid him ₤500.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I purchased on January 23rd—I do not know Rolfe, a public-house broker—I have not heard that the house was in the market for some time.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010513-name-186" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES GREENFIELD</persName> </hi>. I am a painter and decorator, of 64, Noyna Road Tooting, and am a son of Charles Greenfield, of Worthing, who died between 10 and 15 years ago, I do not exactly know—I continued the business—I do not know of any Charles Greenfield, a butcher, there—these signatures, "C. Greenfield," are not in my writing—I did not authorise them—I have a sister named Clara—I have not seen her writing for a long time—the prisoner used to visit at my mother's house at Worthing years ago, and I saw him at Worthing about 14 years ago—my mother died about that time, and Clara Greenfield was there—my mother left a little property at Worthing, which will be divided, it is not settled yet—I have got ₤60—there are nine of us in family—I shall get some more.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Her share will be over ₤100.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010513-name-187" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19010513-name-187" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WHITE</persName> </hi>. I am manager of the Capital and Counties Bank, Worthing branch—on May 29th, 1900, the prisoner came with a woman whom he represented to be his wife, and opened an account in the name of Clara Young by paying in a cheque for ₤100—I have got the signature of Clara Young; I saw her write it—the entry in the book is partly made by her and partly by George Young—they each signed the book—my opinion is that the "C. Greenfield" on these four acceptances is in the same writing—the account was last in credit on July 3rd, when there was 17s. 6d. early in the day, and during the day a cheque for ₤5 was cashed; it was then overdrawn ₤4 2s. 6d.—other cheques came in which we honoured, and the overdraft is now ₤22 14s:, and has been so ever since July 17th—nothing has been paid in since, and it was never refreshed by any payment in.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I go by the general character of the writing—I have been a bank manager 28 years—I have often made mistakes—I can only say that this seems to be the same writing; I only speak to the general character—I observe that there is a very long upstroke to the "C" in the book; the only difference in the "C" on the bills is that it curls a little—it is a very bold upstroke in the book, and a very much thicker pen has been used in the book; the difference is in the pen—the signature</p>
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<p>on the bill is not in a weak, trembling hand—in my opinion, I do not think anybody can write two things in the same way—the four bills are not as similar as if they were photographed—I find the loop in one is blotted, and in three the loop is not blotted; the pen was not thicker, but the ink was—I have not pinned my faith on one letter; I judge by the general character—I never knew two signatures alike—I deal with the generality.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010513-name-188" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HEPPLE</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, of Frederick Place, Old Jewry—I was instructed to investigate the title to some property at Brighton which the prisoner said belonged to him and his wife—I saw him at the end of February or the beginning of March—he said he had purchased the Rodneys Head—I cannot say definitely whether he mentioned the figure, but he said that he expected to get the amount in cash, but sub
<lb/>sequently he said that he should have to take bills for the amount—after the bills had been lodged at the hank I spoke to him about them—he produced a bill-head of a butcher with "15, Montague Street, Worthing," on it—there were a few lines on it to the effect that certain bills would be met at the end of the mouth—he said he would not have taken them if the amount had been guaranteed, and referred to some gentleman of position in the City.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. He produced the bill-head with regard to the bills as to the acceptor—the name of Greenfield was printed on the bill-head, and he told me they were accepted by a man who lived at Penge—I asked him that question particularly—I had received some information before—I did not personally investigate the title to the Brighton property.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was introduced to this matter at the end of January, and he called on me in February—I am quite sure that he said then that he had purchased the Rodney's Head, not that he was going to purchase it—I have had hundreds of negotiations passing through my hands since—at all events he said he expected to derive a profit, and I believe he said at the end of February or the beginning of March that he had sold the house again; that was after February 18th—I received several letters on the Brighton property from my agent.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I heard about the real condition of the property very much later—there was a third mortgage—I never did advise them to advance money—that was a long time after February 18th—I have not got my letter-book here, but I wrote on March 7th.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010513-name-189" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SMITH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective-Sergeant, N</hi>). On April 14th I received a warrant for the prisoner's, apprehension on a charge of fraud—I made inquiries, but was not able to execute it until the 20th, when I saw the prisoner at Fortice Road, Paddington—I said, "You are George Young"—he said, "Yes"—I said, "I am a police officer, and hold a warrant for your arrest for obtaining ₤30 from the Capital and Counties Bank by false pretences"—he said, "I have not obtained it by false pretences; I have had my property at Brighton sold, and the bank will be paid on Tuesday next"—he was charged at the station, and he made no reply—I found on him three cheques and two letters.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I received information of his address, and went there, but could not find him, and I gave directions that this letter should be written,</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, on oath, stated that he was trying to purchase the Rodney's Head, and being hard up for money, asked the bank to make him an advance on his Brighton property, and mentioned his brother-in-law, Mr. Medcaffe; that the purchase fell through, as Mr. Harris offered about ₤200 more than he had done; that he was then in treaty for the Bell, and wanted ₤300 or ₤400; that the bank gave him credit, but that Mr. Matthews' statement about the bills was all untrue, not that it was false, but it was all imagination; that he told Mr. Matthews that the bills were signed by the daughter of Charles Greenfield, of Worthing, and gave them to him at his request as security for the overdraft, on the understanding that they were not to be parted with; that they were accepted by Clara Greenfield, the lady who open id the account in the name of Clara Young in his presence, but that he forgot whether he represented her as his wife. He admitted that he was convicted on January 4th, 1896, of obtaining money from the West London Dairy Company, his masters.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010513-398-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALFRED MORRIS</hi> (27)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19010513-399-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19010513-399-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, Stealing a purse, a railway ticket, and 22s. from the person of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010513-399-offence-1 t19010513-name-192"/>Emma Gellatly</persName>, to which </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WHITE</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010513-399-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19010513-399-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LATHAM</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DRAKE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Morris.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010513-name-193" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM NEWALL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). On April 27th, at 11.15 a.m., I was on duty with Detective Bareham in Aldgate Street, and saw the prisoners together—Morris had a newspaper in his hand, and they were both looking at it going along—I watched them for five minutes or more—I saw Mrs. Gellatly at the corner of Houndsditch and Aldgate talking to another lady, with a basket in one hand and a bag in the other, and some flowers—White went between them, and as he passed he opened the handbag and put his hand in, but did not succeed in taking anything—Morris then tried, but he was not successful—he spoke to her and then went back, and then went towards her and moved away, and I saw that her purse was gone—Bareham arrested Morris—White turned round and gave a spring; I opened my arms, and he jumped into them and threw the purse from his right hand under a van, and I saw the money fall out, and some keys—I told him I should arrest him—he made no reply—when I told the inspector the charge White said, "I was by myself"—Morris went away very quickly into the carriage-way—they both gave correct addresses; they live about five minutes' walk from each other, one in Whitechapel and one in Commercial Road—I found 2s. 3d. on Morris and nothing on White.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I suppose it was instinct that drew my attention to them—I have had a little bit of training, having been five years a detective—a
<hi rend="italic">good few</hi> people were standing together—I was about 3 yards from them when Morris put his hand into the lady's bag—I do not know what prevented his taking the purse then unless he could not reach it—I have no doubt he spoke to the lady—I heard her say she did not remember it—she recognised White—I cannot say if she said, "This is not the man; it was the little one"—I went to Morris's house—the door was opened by a child—I asked her if her name was Morris, and she said,</p>
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<p>"Yes"—I asked her if her father was at home—she said, "No"—I think Morris lives there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> They were together when I first saw them—they may have been together the whole morning—several persons were speaking to Mrs. Gellatly.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010513-name-194" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010513-name-194" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19010513-name-194" type="surname" value="GELLATLY"/>
<interp inst="t19010513-name-194" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA GELLATLY</persName> </hi> I am a widow, and live at Cambridge—on April 27th I was in Aldgate—a strange lady spoke to me—I had a bag in my left hand and a parcel of flowers in my right—the detective spoke to me—I found my bag open—my purse had been at the top of my bag—I missed it—it contained about ₤1 in silver.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This is it—I had this cloak on—the first time I saw Morris was when he was in custody.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010513-name-195" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010513-name-195" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010513-name-195" type="surname" value="BAREHAM"/>
<interp inst="t19010513-name-195" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK BAREHAM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective</hi>). I was with Newall, and saw the prisoners together—they walked nearly through the Minories and then crossed to Houndsditch together, and 60 or 70 yards down Houndsditch they spoke and turned back, and both stood at the corner for a few seconds—White advanced to where the prosecutrix was standing talking to a woman—Morris followed, and tried to take her purse from the top of her handbag, but failed and doubled round her, and White went between Morris and the woman, and took the purse—I arrested Morris—White ran about two yards into Newall's arms, and threw the purse into the middle of the road—they were taken to the station—when I arrested Morris he was walking across the road, hurrying off, looking in the same direction as White.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> They walked together 250 or 300 yards—Morris had a paper—they kept together—White advanced three and a half or four yards from Morris—I was five yards from them—Morris had not started to walk across the street before White advanced to the lady—White opened the bag, and Morris put his hand in—I do not think either of us spoke—I was looking at the purse—I know Morris's address—there is a fishmonger in Whatney Street named Collins—Morris was not walking towards Collins' shop—he walked south and then west, and came back east—it is impossible that he had nothing to do with the stealing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Morris, in his defence, on oath, slated that, he had a wife and six children; that he had been employed that day by Mr. Collins, a fishmonger; that he had previously seen White at some races, and met him on this morn
<lb/>ing by Aldgate Church; that he never spoke to the prosecutrix, but was walking in front of White when he saw the detective get hold of him; that he never saw the prosecutrix at all, and had nothing to do with the stealing by White, and was not three minutes with him.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MORRIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">received a good character.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t19010513-399-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19010513-399-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t19010513-399-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WHITE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at Clerkenwell on August 20th, 1894, and several other convictions were proved against him.—
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<interp inst="t19010513-399-punishment-32" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19010513-399-punishment-32" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-399-19010513 t19010513-399-punishment-32"/>Twelve months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, May</hi> 16
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1901.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010513-400-offence-1 t19010513-name-197"/>Phillip Coonay</persName>, and stealing 5s. 3d., his money.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MOORE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FOWKE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010513-name-198" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010513-name-198" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19010513-name-198" type="given" value="PHILLIP"/>PHILLIP COONAY</persName> </hi>. I am a night porter—on April 27th-28th, about 12.30, I was coming home to Commercial Street, E.—in Dorset Street some men followed me—one of them caught me round my neck and hit me on my jaw—I was knocked down—a private detective came up and ran after the man—I lost 5s. 3d. from my right and left pockets—the detective brought the prisoner back—I went to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I earn 5s. a day sometimes—I had just started from the play—I was a little intoxicated, but not drunk—I had had 10 glasses, and some more with my
<hi rend="italic">pals</hi> before that; about five or six pots of ale altogether—before the Magistrate I said, "I was lying on the ground in Dorset. Street," and that seven men surrounded me—I was unconscious—I was lying down incapable, but before the men came up I was on my feet.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010513-name-199" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010513-name-199" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010513-name-199" type="surname" value="SMART"/>
<interp inst="t19010513-name-199" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS SMART</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective, H</hi>). On Sunday, April 28th, I was with Brogden and another officer in Commercial Street, Whitechapel, about 12.30 a.m.—I heard a groan in Dorset Street, and then the
<hi rend="italic">chink</hi> of money—I saw the prisoner and three men leaning over the prosecutor—I chased them down Dorset Street, and caught the prisoner opposite the lodging-house, No. 9, where the prisoner lives—before I said anything he said, "I did not knock him down"—I left him with Brogden, and went into the lodging-house to search for the other man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prosecutor was insensible—the prisoner is a hard-working man, who sells fish in Petticoat Lane—he is a Russian—he lives in a lodging-house, because he left his father on account of his step-mother—I did not lose sight of him—I followed within two yards of him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Detective, H</hi>). I was with Smart—we heard groans and a stifled cry for help—we ran up the street, and saw four figures on the top of another man—I heard the
<hi rend="italic">chink</hi> of money—we pursued, and Smart caught Prince—I took him back to the prosecutor, and Smart rushed into the lodging-house—in about three minutes we got Coonay up—he had had a drop to drink, and was knocked about, but he knew what he was doing—he complained of being knocked down by six men and robbed of 5s. 3d.—as soon as the prisoner saw the prosecutor he said, "I did not knock the man down"—I told him he would be charged with highway robbery with violence—he said, "This is the fruits of getting with the boys; I have had a couple of drinks with them, and this is what it has done for me: I am a hard-working man; I sell fish; you know me, I work hard for my living"—I have since ascertained that, he does sell fish in Middlesex Street among the Jews—
<hi rend="italic">"Boys"</hi> is slang for thieves.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prosecutor had had some drink, but he signed the charge-sheet—he said he was hit behind the neck.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "I was along with one man on Saturday night; he ain't here; you can see him down the Lane."</p>
<hi rend="italic">In his defence, the prisoner said that he was drunk and dazed, and was standing outside his own door when he was taken, and that he sold fish for a living. He received a good character.</hi> </p>
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