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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>GREEN, MAYOR.</p>
<p>NINTH SESSION, HELD JUNE 24th, 1901.</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, June 14th, 1901, and following days,</p>
<p>Before the Right Hon.
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<interp inst="t19010624-name-1" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK GREEN</persName>, LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; the Hon. Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM GRANTHAM</hi>,one of the Justices of His Majesty's High Court; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOSEPH SAVORY</hi>, Bart., M.P.; and Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE F. FAUDEL PHILLIPS</hi>, Bart., G.C.I.E., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">FORREST FULTON</hi>, Knt, K.C., Recorder of the said City; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">ALFRED JAMES NEWTON</hi>, Bart., Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">MARCUS SAMUEL</hi>,Knt.,
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<interp inst="t19010624-name-2" type="given" value="JOHN CHARLES"/>JOHN CHARLES BELL</persName> </hi>, Esq., and Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN KNILL</hi>,Bart. 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>
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<interp inst="t19010624-name-3" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH LAWRENCE</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOSEPH DAVID LANGTON</hi>, Esq.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010624-name-4" type="given" value="THOMAS HENRY"/>THOMAS HENRY GARDINER</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Under-Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GREEN, MAYOR. NINTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—a dagger</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment, denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, June</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">th</hi> 1901.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010624-428-offence-1 t19010624-name-8"/>William Henry Clemence</persName>, and stealing a clock and other articles</rs>.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-428-19010624 t19010624-428-punishment-2"/>Seven months' hard labour</rs>;</hi>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-428-19010624 t19010624-428-punishment-3"/>Eight months' hard labour.</rs> </hi></p> </div1>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-429-19010624 t19010624-429-punishment-4"/>Six months in the second division.</rs> </hi>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-430-19010624 t19010624-430-punishment-5"/>Eighteen months' hard labour.</rs> </hi>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010624-431-offence-1 t19010624-name-14"/>Charlotte Wade</persName> by false pretences;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to forging and uttering a telegram, with intent to defraud; having been convicted of felony at Clerkenwell on March 18th, 1889</rs>.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-431-19010624 t19010624-431-punishment-6"/>Six months' hard labour.</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t19010624-432-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>, to stealing, whilst employed under the Post Office, a postal packet con
<lb/>taining a watch and six penny stamps, the property of the Post
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-432-19010624 t19010624-432-punishment-7"/>Nine months' hard labour.</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t19010624-433-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>, to stealing, whilst employed under the Post Office, a post-letter containing six penny stamps and a gold brooch; also to stealing a post-letter containing a match-box, the property of the Postmaster-General</rs>.
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<interp inst="t19010624-434-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, to forging a receipt for ₤42, with intent to defraud;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to forging a notice of withdrawal from a deposit account in the Post Office Savings Bank</rs>.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-434-19010624 t19010624-434-punishment-9"/>Six months in the second division.</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t19010624-435-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>, to stealing, whilst employed under the Post Office, a post-letter containing three postal orders for 10s., 3s. 6d. and 2s. 6d., the property of the Postmaster-General</rs>.
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010624-10-offence-1 t19010624-name-21"/>Annie May Clementi Smith</persName>. </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, June</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1901.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CYRIL BENJAMIN</hi> (30)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19010624-438-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Forging and uttering an order for ₤27, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CAMPBELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MAGEE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010624-name-23" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE SMITH</persName> </hi>. I have been four years manager to Mr. Wilson Barrett, who is on his way to Australia—I have seen him sign thousands of cheques—a letter signed "Charles Benjamin" was handed to me by Mr. Barrett about January 19th to attend to, with a lot of others of the same description—this is it; this is my mark on it—I put myself in com
<lb/>munication with Mrs. Smith, who is mentioned in the letter, and received from her a bill for ₤2 15s.—I sent her ₤2 15s. 11d. in notes or post-office orders, not a cheque—I had never seen the prisoner—this cheque (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) is not Mr. Barrett's writing; it is not like it at all, or any part of it, and he has no account at that bank.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Mr. Barrett is well known to be a very charitable man, and a good many demands are made on his charity—I never knew him to send a cheque for under ₤25—he does not, as a rule, make ordi
<lb/>nary payments in his business by cheque; he only draws cheques for ₤3 or ₤4 for the regular London tradesmen—he signs them himself, but I always fill them in—when he is away he places an amount to my credit, and I draw my own cheques.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010624-name-24" type="given" value="CLIFFORD"/>CLIFFORD HUTTON</persName> </hi>. I am a cashier at the London and South-Western Bank, Notting Hill branch; Elizabeth Smith keeps an account there—on March 5th the prisoner came to cash this cheque of Mrs. Smith's for ₤23 10s. (Produced)—it is drawn to Charles Benjamin—he endorsed it, and I gave him the cash—these two signatures, "Charles Benjamin," are written by the same hand.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010624-name-25" type="given" value="ERNEST WILLIAM"/>ERNEST WILLIAM STANTON</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the National Provincial Bank, Baker Street branch—Mr. Wilson Barrett has no account there—this form has been taken out of a book which we issued, but not to Mr. Barrett; it was presented for payment to our bank through the South-western Bank, and it is marked "No account."</p>
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<interp inst="t19010624-name-26" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH SMITH</persName> </hi>. I keep a boarding-house at 61, Elgin Crescent, Notting Hill—on December 19th the prisoner came there to board at 23s. a week—he said that his name was Charles Benjamin—he paid for his board for the first two weeks, and then fell into arrear—I asked him to pay, and he said that he would see to it—he said that he was receiving ₤300 a year from his mother, besides money from his father, and that Mr. Wilson Barrett was his trustee—he asked if I had received a letter from Mr. Barrett; I said, "Yes"—I think I received it on January 23rd—I received a second letter, with an enclosure of ₤2 15s. 11d.—the prisoner owed me a little more than that—after that he went on paying regularly for about a month, and then got behind again—on March 5th he owed me ₤3 10s., and showed me this cheque in his favour for ₤27, signed "Wilson Barrett," and asked me to take the amount due to me, and give him the balance, ₤23 10s.—I said that I had not enough in the house, and he said, "You can write me a cheque for the amount"—I took it and wrote this cheque for ₤23 10s., dated March 25th, which I gave to him about 1.30</p>
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<p>in my house—he left immediately, and never came back since—he had told me that he should go in two or three days, and be back in a day or two, and I was to keep his room—I paid this cheque into my bank, and it came back marked "No account."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> About 20 minutes after he went away with the cheque he came back to fetch some of his things.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010624-name-27" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES LAING</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant, T).</hi> I arrested the prisoner at Man Chester, and read the warrant to him, he said, "All right, I understand"—I took him to Notting Hill Station, and charged him—he made no reply.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not hear him say, "I have been deceived."</p>
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<interp inst="t19010624-name-28" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t19010624-name-28" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH SMITH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined).</hi> When the prisoner gave me the cheque on March 5th he said that there was another man outside, but I did not see who it was—he did not tell me his name was Bailey or Bennett.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, on oath</hi>, said that he received the cheque from his friend Bailey, or Bennett, who told him he had obtained it from Mr. Barrett, and that, believing it was genuine, he lent him ₤5, and that both Bailey and himself knew Mr. Barrett, himself first when about 12 years old; but that he could not trace Bailey.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010624-438-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at this Court in June, 1892, and another conviction was proved against him.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-438-19010624 t19010624-438-punishment-13"/>Three years' penal servitude</rs>, and
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-438-19010624 t19010624-438-punishment-14"/>two years' police supervision</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FREDERICK WILLIAM LEAKS</hi> (41)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19010624-439-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to
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<interp inst="t19010624-439-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19010624-439-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="embezzlement"/>embezzling ₤92 11s., ₤55 4s., and ₤53 17s., of the
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010624-439-offence-1 t19010624-name-30"/> Guardians of the Poor for the parish of Chelsea</persName>, his masters; also ₤153 2s. 6d., ₤26 3s. 2d., and ₤56 1s. 10d.; also ₤77 1s. 8d., ₤45 10s. and ₤27 4s. 1d; also ₤88 4s. 4d., ₤461s. 8d., and ₤59 1s. 9d.; also ₤40 9s. 9d., ₤70 15s. 3d., and ₤318 12s. 6d.; also ₤317 10s. 4d., ₤75 17s. 10 1/2 d., and ₤28 15s., the moneys of his said masters; also to unlawfully making false entries in the books of his said masters.—</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-439-19010624 t19010624-439-punishment-15"/>Three years' penal servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, June</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1901.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010624-440-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to
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<interp inst="t19010624-440-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>forging an endorsement on a cheque for ₤3 10s.</rs>;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to
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<interp inst="t19010624-440-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>stealing, whilst employed under the Post Office, a post-letter containing a cheque for ₤3 10s., the property of the Postmaster-General;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to stealing, whilst employed under the Post Office, a post-letter containing postal orders for 20s., 20s., and 10s., the property of the Postmaster-General.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-440-19010624 t19010624-440-punishment-16"/>Nine months' hard labour.</rs> </hi></p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS HUGHES</hi> (27)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19010624-441-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, to stealing a gold chain from the person of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010624-441-offence-1 t19010624-name-33"/>Horatio Randal Scott</persName>; having been convicted at Clerkenwell on July 6th, 1897.
<hi rend="italic">Six other convictions were proved against him.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-441-19010624 t19010624-441-punishment-17"/>Nine months' hard labour</rs>.</hi></rs>
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<interp inst="t19010624-442-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, to obtaining 20 suits of clothes, the property of
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-442-19010624 t19010624-442-punishment-18"/>Four months in the second division</rs>.</hi>
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<interp inst="t19010624-442-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARD COLLIER</hi> </persName> and
<hi rend="largeCaps">
<persName id="def2-443-19010624" type="defendantName">
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<interp inst="t19010624-443-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19010624-443-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>stealing 36 yards of web, the pro
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<hi rend="largeCaps">COLLIER</hi>.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-443-19010624 t19010624-443-punishment-19"/>Nine months' hard labour</rs>;</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEEDHAM</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t19010624-443-punishment-20" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19010624-443-punishment-20" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-443-19010624 t19010624-443-punishment-20"/>Twenty months' hard labour.</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t19010624-443-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FLORA WOOD</hi> (18)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19010624-444-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, to obtaining ₤7 10s. by false pretences;
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to stealing two blank cheques, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010624-444-offence-1 t19010624-name-39"/>Peter Martine Lansen</persName>, with intent to defraud</rs>.
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-444-19010624 t19010624-444-punishment-21"/>Three months in the second division.</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t19010624-444-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ARTHUR PRESCOTT</hi> (22)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19010624-445-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t19010624-445-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, to forging an order for the delivery of colonial stamps, with intent to defraud</rs>.
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t19010624-445-punishment-22" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t19010624-445-punishment-22" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-445-19010624 t19010624-445-punishment-22"/>Six months in the second division.</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t19010624-445-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<join result="criminalCharge" id="t19010624-446-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-446-19010624 t19010624-446-offence-1 t19010624-446-verdict-1"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM ARCHIBALD PRICE</hi> (60)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19010624-446-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, to stealing an umbrella, the property of George Norton Watkins;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to stealing a suit of clothes and other articles, the property of
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<interp inst="t19010624-name-42" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19010624-name-42" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010624-446-offence-1 t19010624-name-42"/>William Mitchell</persName>;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to stealing and receiving a pair of trousers and other articles, the property of
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<interp inst="t19010624-name-43" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010624-name-43" type="surname" value="WEBB"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010624-446-offence-1 t19010624-name-43"/>William Henry Webb</persName>;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to steal
<lb/>ing and receiving a watch and other articles, the property of
<persName id="t19010624-name-44" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t19010624-name-44" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010624-name-44" type="surname" value="BALL"/>
<interp inst="t19010624-name-44" type="given" value="STEPHEN"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010624-446-offence-1 t19010624-name-44"/>Stephen Ball</persName>; having been convicted of felony at Kingston-on-Thames on May 22nd, 1900</rs>.
<hi rend="italic">Nine other convictions were proved against him.
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<interp inst="t19010624-446-punishment-23" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19010624-446-punishment-23" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-446-19010624 t19010624-446-punishment-23"/>Three years' penal servitude</rs>.</hi>
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<interp inst="t19010624-446-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19010624-446-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE ALBERT PHILLIPS</hi> (18)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19010624-447-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="housebreaking"/>, to break
<lb/>ing and entering the dwelling-house of
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<interp inst="t19010624-name-46" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010624-name-46" type="surname" value="COX"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010624-447-offence-1 t19010624-name-46"/>Thomas Cox</persName>, with intent to steal, having been convicted of felony on January 7th, 1901</rs>.
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t19010624-447-punishment-24" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-447-19010624 t19010624-447-punishment-24"/>Nine months' hard labour.</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t19010624-447-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19010624-447-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t19010624-448" type="date" value="19010624"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SIDNEY MATHEWS</hi> (20)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19010624-448-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19010624-448-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="embezzlement"/>, to embezzling ₤7 15s. 5d., ₤8 4s. 5d., and ₤3 3s. 8d., the moneys of
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<interp inst="t19010624-name-48" type="surname" value="ROSENTHAL"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010624-448-offence-1 t19010624-name-48"/>Harry Rosenthal</persName>, his master; also to forging a cheque for ₤7 15s. 5d., with intent to defraud;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to en
<lb/>deavouring to obtain ₤6 10s. from
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<interp inst="t19010624-name-49" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010624-name-49" type="surname" value="GILLMORE"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010624-448-offence-1 t19010624-name-49"/>William James Gillmore</persName> by false pretences. </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-448-19010624 t19010624-448-punishment-25"/>Six months' hard labour.</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t19010624-448-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19010624-448-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM KESIAN HENDERSON</hi> (19)</persName> and
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<interp inst="def2-449-19010624" type="age" value="18"/>
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<interp inst="def2-449-19010624" type="given" value="FRANK"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FRANK HARLING</hi> (18)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19010624-449-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19010624-449-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, to burglary in the dwelling-house of
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<interp inst="t19010624-name-52" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19010624-name-52" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010624-449-offence-1 t19010624-name-52"/>William Kerridge</persName>, and stealing ₤13 3s. and a quantity of cigarettes;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to a burglary in the dwelling-house of
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<interp inst="t19010624-name-53" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010624-name-53" type="surname" value="SHIPLEY"/>
<interp inst="t19010624-name-53" type="given" value="EDWARD JAMES"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010624-449-offence-1 t19010624-name-53"/>Edward James Shipley</persName>, and stealing a quantity of cigarettes and other articles; Henderson having been convicted of felony at Brentwood on August 9th. </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HENDERSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-449-19010624 t19010624-449-punishment-26"/>Eighteen months' hard labour</rs>;</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HARLING</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t19010624-449-punishment-27" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t19010624-449-punishment-27" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19010624-449-punishment-27" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-449-19010624 t19010624-449-punishment-27"/>Twelve months' hard labour.</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t19010624-449-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19010624-449-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN REYNOLDS</hi> (32)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19010624-450-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="wounding"/>, Unlawfully wounding
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<interp inst="t19010624-name-55" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010624-name-55" type="surname" value="REYNOLDS"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010624-450-offence-1 t19010624-name-55"/>Ernest Reynolds</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner stated in the hearing of the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">that he was</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t19010624-450-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19010624-450-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19010624-450-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>,
<hi rend="italic">and they returned a verdict to that effect.—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STEWART</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010624-name-60" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BROWN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective).</hi> On June 1st; about 5 a.m., I was in Fleet Street with Police-constable Males—I saw the prisoners by the corner of Crown Court—they surrounded a man who was going westwards, carry
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<p>Crown Court, when Anderson left the others and crossed the road, and caught hold of a man who was under the influence of drink, and pinned him against the wall, and called out to the other prisoners—a uniform officer went towards them, and they left him—they went down Fleet Street, and looked into the prosecutor's shop, 90, Fleet Street—there war jewellery in the window; there were no shutters; it has an iron grating—they went into St. Bride's Avenue—I saw Upton, another plain clothes officer, and told him I wanted him to watch St. Bride's Lane—Fleming was watching at the end of the lane, so that he could see people coming in from Bride Lane or Fleet Street—I do not think Fleming saw Upton—I rejoined Males, and we ran through Salisbury Court, and entered St. Bride's Avenue from the other end—I saw Anderson standing by St. Bride's Church door, and Nolan standing on some iron rails attached to the windows at the back of 90 and 91, Fleet Street—he had his hand on this piece of copper (
<hi rend="italic">Produced),</hi>which kept the fanlight up—if it was broken the window would be open; it is about 30in. by 20in.—there was a stool inside, so there would be no difficulty—Nolan was trying to break the copper, but he could only bend it, as he was not tall enough, so he got down—he went back to Anderson, who was still at the church gates—he went and mounted where Nolan had been, who took up the position of Anderson; Fleming was still at the other end of the court—Anderson mounted the rails, and gave this piece of copper two wrenches backwards and forwards, when Nolan rushed up and shouted, "Go on," and then ran away—Anderson jumped down and followed—I watched them go through the court and meet Fleming—they turned sharp to the left, which would take them into Fleet Street—I sent Males into Fleet Street, while I followed down St. Bride's Avenue—I saw the prisoners enter the bar of the King Lud, and immediately come out by the door on the left—I was standing outside the door—a uniform man came along—I caught hold of Nolan, and the other prisoners were caught by the other two detectives and the uniform man—they were taken to the station—in answer to the charge Anderson said, "I thought it was only a case of drink"—he was not drunk.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Nolan.</hi> You did not have a drink in the King Lud—we let you go to Ludgate Hill before we arrested you, because we wanted all three of you.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Fleming.</hi> I saw you standing at the corner of St. Bride's Avenue—I think you were keeping watch.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Anderson.</hi> I saw you standing on the railings—you were not in the King Lud half a second.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010624-name-61" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MALES</persName> </hi> (408,
<hi rend="italic">City</hi>). On June 1st, about 5 a.m., I was with Brown in Fleet Street—we were in plain clothes—I saw the three prisoners there—Anderson crossed the road to a man who was the worse for drink, who lifted up a stick, and made as if he would strike Ander
<lb/>son, and the returned to the other prisoners—they all came down Fleet Street, and looked into 90 and 91—they then went into St. Bride's Avenue, in the rear of the jeweller's shop—Fleming placed himself at the end of the Avenue by Bride Lane, and Anderson went to the other end—Nolan climbed on some railings and tried to open a</p>
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<p>window and break off this catch—he could not do it, and moved along the railings a little way—finding he could not do it, Anderson got up on to the railings, and just as he was going to force the catch off someone came into the court, and a signal was given by Fleming—they all ran down into Ludgate Circus and into the King Lud, and came out again—with the assistance of four other constables we arrested them—at the station I put Anderson into the dock, and he turned round and kicked me on my leg, cutting it open just below the knee—I was laid up for about a fortnight—he was then taken out of the dock and placed in the mustering room—he was very violent, and struck out in all directions with his feet and fists, and tried to bite anyone who got hold of him—he had to be held by six police officers—he said he would be quiet, and was put back into the dock—I was told to search him—he was being held by two officers, and he kicked me in the lower part of my abdomen—he was so violent that we had to put handcuffs on him to take him to the Police-court—in answer to the charge Anderson said, "I thought it was only a case of drink."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Nolan.</hi> I did not take you to the station; you were behind me—I did not punch Anderson in the jaw while he was in the dock.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Fleming.</hi> I saw you standing at the corner of Bride Lane, and saw you signal to the other two men.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Anderson.</hi> You ran off before the others—I did not punch you when you were in the dock; you were not taken into the mustering-room, so that the other prisoners should not see what we did to you—no more force was used than was necessary to detain you in custody—I did not see you punched in the face by a constable.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010624-name-62" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN UPTON</persName> </hi> (109,
<hi rend="italic">City</hi>). On June 1st, about 5 a.m., I received a com
<lb/>munication from Brown, and in consequence I stood in Fleet Street on the right, by Cook's tourist offices—I saw Fleming by the comer of St. Bride's Avenue—he waited there about four minutes, and then walked to the corner of Fleet Street—Nolan joined him, and after a few seconds Ander
<lb/>son came up to them—they then separated and rejoined at the King Lud—with the assistance of other constables, they were arrested—at the station Anderson was taken to the mustering-room, because he was so violent.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Fleming.</hi> When you were in Bride Avenue you moved to Bride Lane, so that you could see up and down Fleet Street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Anderson.</hi> You were not in the King Lud a minute; you went into the public bar one way, and came out the other—I did not see you punched in the face at the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I saw him kick the other constable; he kicked at all of us; we had to use great violence to keep him in at all.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010624-name-63" type="given" value="LEONARD"/>LEONARD BROWN</persName> </hi>. I am a porter to Mr. Victor Luxenberg, a jeweller, of 90, Fleet Street—I secure the premises before I leave at night; we gene
<lb/>rally close at 8 o'clock; I leave at 8.15—there are some fanlights at the back—on the night of May 31st I left them open as far as the clasp would let them; the clasp was perfectly straight then—I next saw the fanlights at 8.55 a.m. on June 1st—when I arrived at the premises I was met by an inspector of police and a sergeant—I showed them the back premises—the</p>
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<p>clasp was all bent—I was the first person to enter the premises—I did not bend the clasp.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Nolan.</hi> I dare say a person could get into the shop without any tools, if they stood on the railings.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The clasp was in the same condition as it is now when I first saw it on June 1st—the inspector and sergeant did not bend it while I was there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> If the fanlight was swung back anybody could get into the shop; we have now had some iron bars fixed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Nolan, in his defence, on oath, said that he never attempted to break into the shop; that neither he nor either of the others got on the railings; that none of them had any intention of committing a felony; and that they were all intoxicated.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Fleming, in his defence, on oath, said that he had not the slightest inten
<lb/>tion of committing a burglary; that he was with the other prisoners, whom he thought went there for convenience; that he passed on when a police
<lb/>man came along; that they went to have a drink, and were taken into custody.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Anderson, in his defence, on oath, said that he did not know anything about the attempted burglary, and that he was drunk at the time.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010624-451-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Six convictions were proved against Nolan; eleven against Fleming; and five against Anderson.</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NOLAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FLEMING</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-451-19010624 t19010624-451-punishment-29"/>Eighteen months' hard labour each;</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ANDERSON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010624-name-65" type="given" value="JAMES HENRY"/>JAMES HENRY HEATHMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a fire engine maker, of 37, Endell Street—the prisoner was my clerk for two years and three-quarters; his employment terminated on April 15th—I kept my cheque book in my desk, which I usually kept locked, but one day a gentleman came in, and I just put it into my desk, and went up to the factory—if the prisoner had been watching for an opportunity to get the book he could have done so then—I received a communication from the bank, and immediately examined my cheque book—cheque No. 549691 is missing as well as the counterfoil; the cheques on either side of it are intact—I had not drawn a cheque for ₤55 15s., nor had I given any authority to anybody to draw a cheque for that amount—I should say that the signature of this letter from the pri
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<interp inst="t19010624-name-66" type="given" value="JOHN WARD"/>JOHN WARD RICHARDS</persName> </hi>. I am a cashier at the London and Westminster Bank, Bloomsbury branch—Mr. J. H. Heathman has an account there—on April 16th the prisoner came in to cash a cheque for ₤55 15s.—it was payable to someone, and was endorsed—I was not satisfied with the signature, and compared it with some of Mr. Heathman's signatures which we had in the house—I found that he had a book of 100 cheques, and the last cheque he drew was in the teens, and this one was in the nineties—the prisoner did not say anything to me when he handed me the cheque, except that he wanted ₤50 in gold and ₤5 15s. in silver—I showed the</p>
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<p>signature to the manager—I gave the cheque back to the prisoner, and wrote, "Signature differs" on it—some time later I went to Bow Street and identified the prisoner from among about a dozen others as the man who had come on April 16th.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant, K).</hi> On May 15th I received a letter signed "V. Smeeton"—(
<hi rend="italic">This stated that the prisoner heard he was wanted, and was willing to come forward, but knew nothing about the cheque, and that he would meet the sergeant outside the Princess Alice at 9.30 on the following Thursday.</hi>)—I went to the Princess Alice and met the prisoner—I said, "Are you Smeeton?"—he said, "Yes"—I said, "The charge is for forging a cheque for ₤55 15s. on the 15th of last month"—he said, "I know nothing about it"—he was taken to Bow Street Police-station.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant, E).</hi> I received the prisoner into custody at Bow Street Police-station on May 16th—I read the warrant to him—he said, "What has become of the cheque?"—I told him it was handed back to the person who attempted to get it cashed—he said, "How are you going to prove the case?"—I said, "You are going to be placed among a number of other men, and if you are identified by the cashier you will be charged"—he was identified, and was charged—in reply he said, "I deny it."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "I deny it. When I heard I was wanted I at once gave myself up to Sergeant Lidlow. I always understood that Mr. Heath man kept his cheque book under lock and key; I never had access to it."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, said that he knew nothing about it, and was with his mother from 10 o'clock till 1 o'clock on April 16th.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010624-452-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">The prosecutor then stated that he had discharged another clerk because he had missed quantities of postage stamps, and who had been accused of stealing them by the prisoner.—
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010624-454-offence-1 t19010624-name-76"/>Emma Headley</persName> a brooch and ₤1 10s., her property, and a watch and other articles, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010624-454-offence-1 t19010624-name-77"/>Eleanor Phillips</persName>, to which </rs>
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<interp inst="t19010624-454-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MORGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010624-name-78" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA HEADLEY</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, and reside at 32, Abercorn Place, St. John's Wood—I have an arrangement with the London and Suburban Window Cleaning Company to clean my windows every month—Swannell has been to my house to clean windows—I know Belcher by sight—they both came to my house on June 6th to clean windows—they said they had been sent by the London and Suburban Window Cleaning Company—they were</p>
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<p>in my house about 20 minutes—I sent them upstairs—I did not see them do any work—after they had gone I missed some jewellery, valued at ₤3, from my bedroom—Miss Phillips, a governess in my house, missed some too—information was given to the police, and the prisoners were arrested.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010624-name-79" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE COOK</persName> </hi>. I am a domestic servant in the employ of Mrs. Headley—on June 6th, about 4 p.m., the two prisoners came into the house to clean windows—the nursemaid opened the door to them—I saw Swannell come out of a bedroom on the top landing—I saw that he had been drinking—he seemed surprised and agitated—I did not see him again till he was going out of the house—I saw Belcher with him going down the passage, and I looked out at the window, and saw them going very fast down Abercorn Place—they generally brought a paper, which we signed, to say that they had done their work satisfactorily; they did not have it signed on this occasion—they did not do their work, because they were not in the house long enough—Miss Phillips missed ₤30 worth of jewellery, and my mistress ₤3 worth—the prisoners had been into every room, and opened every drawer—information was given to the police within 10 minutes.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010624-name-80" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WALTERTON</persName> </hi>. I am the proprietor of the London and Suburban Window Cleaning Company—Swannell was in my employ in March last—he had been in the habit of cleaning windows at Mrs. Headley's; he was not in my employ on June 6th; he was last in my employ the last week in March—Belcher was never in my employ—Swannell had no authority from me to go to Mrs. Headley's.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Swannell.</hi> I never knew anything about you.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. He left because he was simply an odd man, and we did not require his services.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010624-name-81" type="given" value="ELEANOR"/>ELEANOR PHILLIPS</persName> </hi>. I am a governess, and live at Mrs. Headley's—I was not at home when the prisoners came to the house on June 6th—I went to my bedroom some time afterwards, and found that a watch and a quantity of jewellery, which I value at ₤30, was gone.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010624-name-82" type="given" value="BEATRICE"/>BEATRICE QUANTRIL</persName> </hi>. I am a nursemaid in Mrs. Headley's service—I remember the prisoners coming to the house on June 6th to clean windows—the gong was sounded for tea, and Swannell said to me, "Where do they dine?"—I said, "In the dining-room on the ground floor"—he said, "Do they always dine there in the dining-room?"—he had been in the habit of coming to the house to clean windows.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant, S).</hi> On June 6th, about 10 o'clock, I arrested Swannell at 20, Southam Street, Westbourne Park—I told him the charge—he said, "It is not me, it is the other man."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Swannell, in his defence, said that he went out window cleaning, and met Belcher, who asked him to help him; that while he was doing the windows he missed Belcher; that they went out, and Belcher told him what he had done; but that he did not know it before leaving the house.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SWANNELL</hi>.
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<interp inst="t19010624-454-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">The police stated that</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BELCHER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">had committed several larcenies of a similar character, and was a clever thief
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-453-19010624 t19010624-454-punishment-32"/>Six years' penal servitude.</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SWANNELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">received a good character;
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-454-19010624 t19010624-454-punishment-33"/>Six months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, June</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi>1901.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<join result="nameAlias" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010624-name-86 t19010624-alias-1"/>Richard Canter </rs> </persName>in February, 1899</rs>.
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010624-456-offence-1 t19010624-name-88"/>Gustav Schloss</persName>, from his person, and to a conviction of felony at this Court in September, 1899.
<hi rend="italic">Other convictions were proved against him. Three years' penal servitude.</hi></rs>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010624-457-offence-1 t19010624-name-90"/>Messrs. Wightman and Co</persName>., and to a conviction of felony at Birmingham on January 6th, 1898, in the name of
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<join result="nameAlias" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010624-name-91 t19010624-alias-2"/>Herbert Moore</rs> </persName> </rs>.
<hi rend="italic">Another conviction was proved against him</hi>.
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve months hard labour</hi> </rs>, and
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<hi rend="italic">two years' police supervision</hi> </rs>.—
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<interp inst="t19010624-457-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs>And</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to incurring a debt and liability for the payment of ₤50 from the same person, with intent to defraud, and to a conviction of felony in February, 1899, at this Court.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">About ₤530 had been traced to have been obtained by the prisoner by like frauds.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-31-19010624 t19010624-31-punishment-37"/>Three years' penal servitude.</rs> </hi>
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<hi rend="italic">For other cases tried this day, see Surrey Cases.</hi>)</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, June</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi>1901.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Grantham.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. OSWALD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010624-name-96" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN STOKES</persName> </hi>. I am a carpenter, of 153, Asylum Road, Peckham—on April 29th, about 4 p.m., I was in the Albert public-house, Victoria Street, with a man named Hutchins, the prisoner, the deceased, and one or two others, having refreshments—it was proposed that we should go some where and have a game of bagatelle, and Hutchins and I went to the Stag, and the deceased and the prisoner followed afterwards—westayed there about three hours—the deceased left to go home about 10 p.m.—I went with him—we were standing talking outside when the prisoner came out and asked the deceased for 6d., an old debt, which he owed him—they had a few words, and the prisoner struck the deceased, who took off his coat and they fought—during the fight the deceased fell on the back of his head—they seemed to be wrestling—they were very close together, and during the struggle the deceased seemed to fall away on the back of his head—he became unconscious—I picked him up, and another man assisted me to hold him—we took him to Victoria Station—he got better and left me—I last saw him about 11.20 at St. George's Hospital.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. They were using their fists—I should say the prisoner was the bigger man—when the deceased fell the prisoner stood still—he did not say anything—he followed us to Victoria—the prisoner asked the deceased again for 6d., and he refused—it was after the fight that the deceased disputed owing the prisoner 6d.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">B.</hi> On Tuesday, April 30th, about 12.40 a.m., I found a man unconscious in Wilton Road, just outside Victoria Station—he was sitting on the pavement, leaning against some railings—I took him to St. George's Hospital in a cab—he remained unconscious all the time.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010624-name-98" type="given" value="THOMAS CRISP"/>THOMAS CRISP ENGLISH</persName> </hi>. I am a registered medical practitioner and house-surgeon at St. George's Hospital—on April 30th the deceased was brought there at 1 a.m.—I did not see him on admission; I saw him the game evening—he was unconscious, and suffering from compression of the brain—there was a large bruise behind and above his right ear, braising about his left hand, no bruising on his face, and no other external injuries—we had a consultation, and decided that we would trepan him, which we did—he did not recover consciousness, and died at 11 a.m. on May 1st—I made a
<hi rend="italic">post-mortem</hi> examination, and found a large amount of blood com
<lb/>pressing the brain, which was lacerated, and there was a fracture of the base of the skull—the cause of death was compression of the brain follow
<lb/>ing those injuries—such injuries could be caused by the fall he received.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant, B).</hi> I arrested the prisoner at the Coroner's Court in Horseferry Road on May 6th—I told him he would be charged with the manslaughter of a man named Quilley—he said, "All right"—before the Magistrates he said he would reserve his defence.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, on oath, said that he asked the deceased for sixpence, which he owed him, and that he refused to give it to him; that they had a fight, and that the deceased fell down; that he (the prisoner) assisted to get him round, and that they all went down to Victoria Station; that the deceased went into a urinal, and he did not see any more of him; that he did not hear any more of it till May 4th, when he went to the Coroner's Court, and gave himself up; that he had known the deceased 10 years, and had never had a cross word with him.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">X.</hi> About 9.40 p.m. on June 7th I heard cries of "Murder!" and went to 30, Cressey Street, Notting Hill, which is a lodging-house for single men only; women are not permitted to lodge there—I saw the prisoner; she was holding the prosecutor with her left hand, and in her right she had a knife in a raised position—I took it away—she said, "I went to kill him; I meant to do it; he has deceived me"—I took her to the station, where she was detained—she said, "I sharpened the knife on the doorstep; I meant to kill him"—the prose
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<hi rend="italic">Pro
<lb/>duced</hi>)—as I entered the room another woman was holding the prisoner's hand, but as I went in she let go of her and called my attention to her.</p>
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<p>from an incised wound on the left side of his neck, about 1 1/4 in. long and 2/3in. deep—I did not examine it very carefully, because as he was bleeding so much, I plugged the wound and bandaged it, and sent him to the hospital—it was in a dangerous part—if it had been a little more forward it would have been fatal—it could have been caused by this knife—I after-wards saw the prisoner—she had a piece of skin off her right thumb, and two small pieces off her finger.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010624-name-104" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES OLLEY</persName> </hi>. I live at 30, Hunt Street, Latimer Road, and am a 'dealer—I have lived with the prisoner as her husband for about nine years—on June 7th we had a quarrel—I had left her then about a fortnight—I was living at a lodging-house where only men sleep—she came there—I was in drink—I remember giving her a shove—she asked me to go home to her and her children—I said I should go where I liked—she said, "Your place is at home with the children"—I went to walk away, and she catches hold of me and said, "You are not going to stop in a lodging-house"—I hit her, and I received a blow on the back of my neck—I did not see anything in her hand—I believe a constable came in then—the next thing I remembered was being at the hospital; I am still an inmate there—I used to use this knife at home—the lodging-house is about two minutes' walk from where we lived.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I believe I said that I was going to live with a woman opposite—I cannot say if I said, "I am not married to you, and I am not bound to keep the children "—I know I have not treated you with justice.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I have had six children by her; three are living and three dead—the eldest is seven years old—she did a bit of charing—I do not wish to have her punished at all; a great deal of it is my fault
<hi rend="smallCaps">JANE WOODHOUSE</hi>. I am the wife of George Woodhouse, the care-taker of the lodging-house at 30, Cressy Street—I heard a noise on this night—I went into the yard and saw the prisoner holding the prosecutor 'with one hand, and a knife in the other—I got hold of the hand which lield the knife; her right hand, I think—she said, "I meant to kill him"—a constable took the knife away from her—I got her into the kitchen—the prosecutor was bleeding very much—I had seen the prisoner a few nights before; she had asked if her husband was stopping in the lodging-house—I said, "Yes; don't you want him to stop there?"—she said, "Yes, because we have had a bit of a 'tiff' and I know where to find him"—the beds are clean, and I know there are no women there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You had hold of his neck.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010624-name-105" type="given" value="EUGENE MICHAEL"/>EUGENE MICHAEL NIELL</persName> </hi>. I am house-surgeon at the West London Hospital—the prosecutor was admitted there on June 7th, with a wound behind his left ear, about 1in. long and 2in. deep, from which blood was flowing—he was restless and pale, but seemed conscious—the wound was serious on account of its depth—he was detained until June 22nd—I have not seen him since then—this knife might cause the wound—much force would be required to cause it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "I am very sorry."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">on the Second Count</hi> </rs>.—
<hi rend="italic">Strongly recommended to mercy by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">The police stated that the prisoner had a husband living at Norwich; that she had used a knife on two previous occasions, once on the prosecutor</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and was convicted at this Court (See Vol. CX.XXII., page 766.)—
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. A. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">During the progress of the trial the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">at the suggestion of the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>,
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TORR</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">At the suggestion of the</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">the</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, June</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi>1901.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">com
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner.</hi> I deny it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman).</hi>) On June 3rd I arrested the prisoner in Warner Street about 12.5—he said in English, "Where is the other man gone?"—he was taken to the station, placed with two other men, and identified by a man named Monico—he speaks English well.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010624-name-122" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY DAVIS</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, of Sunbury—on May 15th, about 7.30 p.m., I was lying on the high road asleep, and the prisoner got on me and put his hand in roy pocket—I shouted, "Oh, he has robbed me!"—he struck me—I got up and lost sight of him—I went to the Police-station—I recognised him at the station on Friday morning—I have known him 10 years—I lost a florin, three sixpences, and some bronze.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> A gentleman gave me 3s. for an ac
<lb/>count and I got a halfpenny sheet of paper in a
<hi rend="italic">pub</hi> and wrote out an account—there was a wedding, and I went home to put a collar on and make myself smart, and I had my dinner, and did not see you again till 5 o'clock—I did not catch hold of you and say that I would have my money back, nor did I fall on top of you.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010624-name-123" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH MOORE</persName> </hi>. On May 15th, about 7.30, I was walking with my daughter and her baby in Han worth Road, and saw Davis on the ground, and the prisoner struggling with him, and fighting him—he ran away and looked in his hand, and then put some money in his pocket—I did not see it, but I heard the clink of it—I saw the prisoner again on the Sunday.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We were standing to see the bride go by—I saw you strike the man and kick him—I had seen you before, and I saw you on the ground with him.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010624-name-124" type="given" value="JANET"/>JANET MOORE</persName> </hi>. I am a daughter of the last witness—on May 15th I was walking with her in Han worth Road about 7.30, and saw the prisoner and prosecutor struggling, and as the prisoner passed me I saw some silver in his hand; he put it in his pocket.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010624-name-125" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT HEDGES</persName> </hi>. On Wednesday, May 15tb, about 7.30, I was in Han worth Road and saw Davis lying on the grass asleep; the prisoner put his hand in Davis' pocket—Davis called out, "I am robbed"—I picked the prisoner out from several others.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010624-name-126" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS WHITE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant).</hi> On Thursday, May 16th, about 2 p.m., Davis made a communication to me, and I went with Rudge to Green Lane, Sunbury, and saw the prisoner lying in a hedge opposite his mother's house—as soon as he saw me he ran away—I afterwards found him in a shed, and told him I should take him for robbing Davis—he said, "All right"—I found on him 6s. 6d. and a match-box—he was placed with other men; the witnesses were called in singly, and each of them identified him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence:</hi> We had been together all day. He left at 4 o'clock, and at 7.30 I found him lying on the grass asleep. I shook him, and he did not move, but when he did he accused me of stealing his money. When he got up he said, "All right, I will make you pay for this; I am robbed." Next day I was stooping down in the shed, and the detective came and arrested me.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MAT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010624-name-129" type="given" value="AGNES"/>AGNES VILLA</persName> </hi>. I am a window—MaY 6th about 6.30 a.m. I was with Mrs. Needham in an eel-pie shop, where I changed a half-sovereign—I got 98. 6d. change, which I put in my purse and put it ia my pocket, and when I came out the prisoner put his arm round me and said, "Well, old girl"—I did not know him before—he knocked me down in the road, and ran away—I got up, put my hand in my pocket, and missed my purse—I saw him afterwards and recognised him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I did not say to you, "I think you are the man by your voice"—I did not feel your hand in my pocket, but you are the only man who touched me and knocked me down.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. About 10 minutes elapsed between my putting the money in my purse and his knocking me down, during which time I had been in the shop—there were only one or two persons in the shop.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010624-name-130" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE NEEDHAM</persName> </hi>. I live at 18, Bartholomew Square, St. Luke's—on May 6th, in the evening, I was with Mrs. Villa, and saw her pay for some eels with a half-sovereign, and put the change in her pocket—I saw the prisoner in the shop eating eels—he put his arm round Mrs. Villa, and hit her and knocked her down, and walked away—she got up and missed her purse—next day Mrs. Villa and I were on Clerkenwell Green, and saw the prisoner—he was given in custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw nothing to raise my suspicion—I did not see you take her purse.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010624-name-131" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES KNIGHT</persName> </hi>(25
<hi rend="italic">ER.</hi> I was on Clerkenwell Green on May 7th, about 3 p.m., and was called to arrest the prisoner—I told him the charge; he said, "I know nothing about iv; you take me for another man."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence:</hi>On the night of the robbery I was in Blackfriars Road, trying to get a job. The woman says I struck her on her nose, but she had no mark.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010624-name-132" type="given" value="AGNES"/>AGNES VILLA</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined).</hi> There was no bruise on my face, because ho struck me on the bone, but I was thrown to the ground.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010624-466-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at Clerkenwell on August 8th, 1900; and 17 other convictions were proved against him.—
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<hi rend="italic">A blind man),</hi>
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<interp inst="t19010624-name-135" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHABLES WALTERS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant).</hi> On April 30th, about noon, I went to the prisoner's house at Lewisham, and mw him and his sister in</p>
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<p>the passage—I said, "I am going to arrest you for stealing a post-letter and' a cheque for ₤50 on March 8th or 9th"—the woman said, "Oh, has it come to that; we were coming up to see about it?"—the prisoner said, "Can't we come to some arrangement about it"—on the way to the station the prisoner said, "I hope you will keep my mother out of it"—we searched the place, and found some letters—he was charged, and made no reply.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> You did mention about coming to an arrangement, and you told me where to find your mother, but you knew she was not there—you did not have stimulants at the Railway Hotel and several houses on the road.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010624-name-136" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER HENBEST</persName> </hi>. I was with Walters, and heard the prisoner say, "Can't we come to some arrangement?" and at the station he said, "This is very unpleasant for me; there is a lot in the way it is being done, as I told Sergeant Walters; the principal is the man who mentioned it, but I do not know where he is now."</p>
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<interp inst="t19010624-name-137" type="given" value="BEATRICE LOUISA"/>BEATRICE LOUISA MEAKIN</persName> </hi>. I live at 126, Brixton Hill—I have known the prisoner and his family 15 months well, and I have been con
<lb/>stantly at their house—on March 9th the prisoner's mother came to my door, and he was outside; I went out with them shortly afterwards—he took us into the White Hart, and changed a sovereign there—I know his circumstances, but cannot say how he earns his living—after that he took us to the Prince of Wales Hotel—he produced a sovereign on two occasions.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am positive it was a sovereign on both occasions.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010624-name-138" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t19010624-name-138" type="given" value="EFFIE PRISCILLA"/>EFFIE PRISCILLA LANCASTER</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of the Rev. Thomas Lan
<lb/>caster, of Barnsbury—on March 6th I was at Ware, and sent a cheque for ₤50 on Prescott's Bank to Miss Woodward, of 9, Highbury Crescent West—I did not post it myself; I sent it—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">Produced).</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010624-name-139" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE WOODWARD</persName> </hi>. I live at 4, Highbury Crescent West, not at No. 9—I did not receive a cheque for ₤50 on Prescott's Bank from Mrs. Lancaster, and I never cashed it.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010624-name-140" type="given" value="PERCY"/>PERCY WHEELER</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in Prescott's Bank—on March 8th I cashed this cheque, and gave ₤5 notes for it, and ₤5 in gold to a young man, not the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010624-name-141" type="given" value="LOUIS"/>LOUIS TOWN</persName> </hi>. I live at Alwine Road, Canonbury—in March last I was living at Mrs. Lester's—the prisoner lived there—he is blind.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, June</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1901.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">went through</hi> my pockets, wrenched my waistcoat open, and took my watch and chain—I saw it was Smith who had them—my chain was hanging through my button-hole—I value the watch at ₤2; it is an old one given me in remembrance of my brother—I lost a ring off my finger, a half-sovereign, a florin, and some coppers from my trousers pocket—one of them said, "Here comes the
<hi rend="italic">Roger,"</hi> and they jumped up and ran away—all four men were robbing me—I lost sight of them for two or three minutes—I next saw the prisoners with two police
<lb/>men, and recognised them—I received this bruise on my face; my wrist is cut, and I had a blow on my back—I was bruised on my hip, kicked on my leg, and I had marks across my shoulder—Pilsh hit me on my cheek-bone, not on my mouth; that is a mistake.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Pilsh.</hi> I asked for a match, as I was coming from the Commercial Road—it was lightish, lamplight only.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010624-name-150" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD DANIEL</persName> </hi> (399
<hi rend="italic">K.</hi> About 12.30 on May 25th I heard cries of "Police," as I was stationed in the Burdett Road, which runs into Bow Road at the other end—I was with Fagg—we ran in that direction, and at the corner of Clement's Street saw the prisoners running towards us at a pretty sharp trot; then they started to walk—we stood back at the side of a shop till they came to the corner of Locksley Street, when we stopped them, and asked why they had been running—Smith replied, "We have not been running, only walking a bit sharp"—I asked why they were out of breath and panting—Pilsh replied that he had been under a doctor for three months, suffering from a weak chest—we took them towards where we heard the noise, and met the prosecutor, who said he had been knocked down and robbed by four men—we asked him if he knew the prisoners—he said Pilsh was the one that knocked him down, and Smith was one of the three who knelt on him and robbed him—they made no reply—I took them to the station—they were charged—they made no reply—as Pilch was searched he said, "I suppose we shan't get more than 18 months for this, governor?"—nothing was found on Pilsh.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010624-name-151" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER FAGG</persName> </hi> (785
<hi rend="italic">K</hi>). I was with Daniel, and heard the prosecutor say he had just been knocked down and robbed by four men—he identified the prisoners as two of them—I searched Smith—in his right-hand pocket I found this watch and chain, which Underwood identified—in his right trousers pocket was 4d. bronze, and in the left these keys.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Smith.</hi> Neither of us struck you.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners' statements before the Magistrate: Smith says:</hi>) "I am innocent; I picked the watch and chain up in the street."
<hi rend="italic">Pilsh says:</hi> "I met the prisoners, and we had only walked four steps when the con
<lb/>stable took us."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Smith's defence:</hi> The keys were those of my street-door and of my clothes-box.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Pilsh's defence:</hi> The police assaulted us; I had never seen Smith before; I met him that night; I sell watercress and spring onions.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010624-470-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="largeCaps">PILSH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony of Clerkenwell in October, 1899, in the name of Thomas Keating, and another conviction was proved against him.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-470-19010624 t19010624-470-punishment-44"/>Fifteen months' hard labour</rs>;</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SMITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ROBERT GARRET ROE</hi> (58)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BUSZARD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">on account of his age</hi> </rs>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN BRIAN</hi> (53)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FLEMING</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010624-name-156" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID FELIX</persName> </hi>. I live at 133, New Road, Whitechapel—on May 8th I was walking in Pelham Street, Spitalfields, between 8.30 and 9 p.m., when a man gave me a heavy blow on my left eye, another on my right eye, and another on my forehead, and took my watch and chain—I felt him take them—this is my watch (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—I got hold of him, and he fell with me—I lost consciousness—I was treated by a doctor at Commercial Street Police-station, and was attended a week after that—I was going towards a urinal, but some yards from it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I was quite 10 yards off the urinal.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010624-name-157" type="given" value="LOUIS"/>LOUIS TOBE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Interpreted).</hi> I am a boot-finisher, of 34, Pelham Street—I saw the struggle between the prisoner and the prosecutor, and ran up, and seized the prisoner by the lapel of his coat, and held him till the police came—I saw the watch and chain in his hand, snatched them from him, and handed them to the officer who arrested the prisoner—I went with them—the prisoner was biting the prosecutor's hand; he gave him a blow and then a bite—he hit him in the eye on the ground—people were holding the prisoner on the ground, so that he should not escape.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010624-name-158" type="given" value="SOLOMON"/>SOLOMON GINSBERG</persName> </hi>. I am a cabinet-maker, of Italian Buildings, Flower and Dean Street—I was in Brick Lane on May 28th—I saw a
<hi rend="italic">row</hi> at the corner of Pelham Street—I went up, and saw Felix and the prisoner on the ground; Felix was holding him by the shoulder—Felix was bleeding—the prisoner tried to run away; he had the watch in his hand—I caught him by the shoulder, and did not let him run till a con
<lb/>stable came—I saw him fight with his hand.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010624-name-159" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS TOMLINS</persName> </hi> (363
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). I was on duty in Brick Lane on the evening of May 28th—I heard cries of "Police!" and ran to Pelham Street, Brick Lane, where I found Felix lying on his back and the prisoner on the top of him—I pulled him off, and asked what was the matter—Felix said he had been knocked down and his watch taken—Tobe handed to me his watch and chain—Felix was a little the worse for drink—the prisoner was sober—I took him into custody—when the charge was read over he made no reply.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence:</hi>I am not the man.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010624-472-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ARNOLD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010624-name-162" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD PARSONS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-Sergeant, G</hi>). I saw the prisoner on March 17th, about 4 p.m, at 214, Pentonville Road, where he was employed—I said, "I am a detective officer; I shall take you into custody for feloniously intermarrying with Alice Maud Willis on June 30th last year, your wife Amy being then and now alive"—he said, "Yes; that is right"—I took him to the station—on the way he said, "When I married Miss Willis I believed my first marriage to be illegal, as we were both under age when we were married"—he also said, referring to his first wife, "I have made her an allowance up to the present"—when the charge was read over he made no reply—I found on him this envelope, addressed to his wife; "Mrs. Aylmore, Box Office, Morton's Theatre, Greenwich"—I produce the certificate of the first marriage—it states the age of both parties as 21—the date is May 12th, 1894, and the marriage is between Charles Edward Aylmore and Amy Barry Lambert, at the Registry Office, Green
<lb/>wich—the second marriage was on June 30th, 1900, between Charles Edward Aylmore and Alice Maud Willis, at the Registry Office, Croydon—I have compared these copies of the certificates, of the two marriages with the entry at the registry—they are correct.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010624-name-163" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19010624-name-163" type="surname" value="WILLIS"/>
<interp inst="t19010624-name-163" type="given" value="ALICE MAUD"/>ALICE MAUD WILLIS</persName> </hi>. I lived with the prisoner at Stroud Green and at 68, Stapleton Road—I went through the form of marriage with him on June 30th, 1900, at the Registry Office, George Street, Croydon—I had known him about 19 months—I did not know he was married—he re
<lb/>presented himself as a bachelor—there is one child—this envelope, with the postmarks April 19th, 1901, is addressed in his writing—I received at from his wife—he has treated me with every politeness and respect.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> On several occasions you attempted to break off our acquaintance—I believe you went to Lisbon—I did not threaten to take my life if you did not marry me before the child was born; you used to suggest that the best thing would be to do away with ourselves—I should never think of taking my life for anything—I never wrote to say that I would put an end to myself.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19010624-name-164" type="given" value="ERNEST WILLIAM"/>ERNEST WILLIAM BLAKE</persName> </hi>. I lived at 8, Royal Terrace, Church Road, Croydon, till last week—I was present at the Registry Office, East Green
<lb/>wich, on May 12th, 1894, when the prisoner was married to Amy Barry Lambert.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "I was firmly of opinion when I went through the second marriage that the first marriage was not binding for the reasons I have already given. I have made my first wife an allowance of ₤40 a year."
<hi rend="italic">He repeated this statement in his defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010624-473-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, June</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1901.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Grantham</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSEPH McGUIRE</hi> </persName>otherwise
<hi rend="largeCaps">
<rs id="t19010624-alias-3" type="alias">MAGUIRE</rs> </hi> (22).
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<interp inst="def2-474-19010624" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def2-474-19010624" type="age" value="23"/>
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<interp inst="def2-474-19010624" type="given" value="LOUIS"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LOUIS LEVINSKI</hi> (23)</persName>, and
<persName id="def3-474-19010624" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def3-474-19010624" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def3-474-19010624" type="age" value="25"/>
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<interp inst="def3-474-19010624" type="given" value="MAX"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MAX MULLER</hi> </persName>, otherwise
<hi rend="largeCaps">
<rs id="t19010624-alias-4" type="alias">AUGUSTE THEIR</rs> </hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010624-474-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="robbery"/>Robbery with violence on
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<interp inst="t19010624-name-168" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010624-name-168" type="surname" value="URBAN"/>
<interp inst="t19010624-name-168" type="given" value="WERNER"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19010624-474-offence-1 t19010624-name-168"/>Werner Urban</persName>, and stealing 8s., his money.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count:</hi>Charging McGuire with being concerned in the same robbery, being armed with a revolver</rs>.</p>
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<persName id="t19010624-name-169" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010624-name-169" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19010624-name-169" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>MR. CHARLES MATHEWS</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. A. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WOODLKY</hi> (343
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>)
<hi rend="italic">produced and proved a plan of Pennington Street and Wellclose Square.</hi> </p>
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<persName id="t19010624-name-170" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010624-name-170" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010624-name-170" type="surname" value="LEESON"/>
<interp inst="t19010624-name-170" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN LEESON</persName> </hi> (282
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). On May 15th, about 11 p.m., I was with Rutter, both in plain clothes, at the corner of Neptune Street and St. George's Street—I saw McGuire and Muller walking and talking together, and a few paces in front of them I saw Levinski and a fourth man, who is not in custody—when I last saw them they were crossing the road in the direction of Breeze's Hill, which leads to Pennington Street—I had seen the prisoners and the other man together at 10.30 the same evening in Leman Street—I had seen them before that day.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by McGuire.</hi> I had you under observation—I am out to take notice of people.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Levinski.</hi> I am perfectly sure you were in Neptune Street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Muller.</hi> I saw you with McGuire about 11 o'clock on that night.</p>
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<persName id="t19010624-name-171" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010624-name-171" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010624-name-171" type="surname" value="RUTTER"/>
<interp inst="t19010624-name-171" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY RUTTER</persName> </hi> (234
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). I was with Leeson on May 15th; we were in plain clothes—in Neptune Street I saw McGuire and Muller, and Levinski and another man were in front of them—they went down Neptune Street into St. George's Street, where we lost sight of them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by McGuire.</hi> I did not go to your cell the night you were arrested and ask you what you would do for me if I kept the prosecutor away—you did not say you had no money, nor did I say, "Well, I can
<lb/>not do anything without it."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Levinski.</hi> I first saw you between 10.30 and 11 p.m. in Leman Street—I was at the corner of Hooper Square and Leman Street—I did not follow you, because you knew me, and it would be no good—Neptune Street is not very dark; there are two or three lamps and a public-house at the corner—I know you to be a friend of McGuire; I have seen you constantly together—I did not see the robbery done—the only time I ever saw you at work was once when you had a coster
<lb/>monger's barrow with some dice and a cloth.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Muller.</hi> I swear I saw you with McGuire; I took particular notice of you, knowing what a dangerous man he is.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010624-name-172" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010624-name-172" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t19010624-name-172" type="surname" value="URBAN"/>
<interp inst="t19010624-name-172" type="given" value="WERNER"/>WERNER URBAN</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, of 5, Ellen Street, St.George's-in-the-East—on May 15th I was in Leman Street about 10p.m.—I met a young woman there, and walked with her down Leman Street into Pennington Street—I do not know where Artichoke Hill is—in Penning
<lb/>ton Street the pavement is rather narrow—the woman was walking a little in front of me—three fellows came up, and Levinski seized me by the throat, and one struck me in the face and knocked me down—Levinski also struck me in the face, and one fellow was kneeling on me—I was laying on my back—one fellow was on my left side, and cut my pocket out—I called out for help, and Levinski, who had still got me by the throat, struck me again in the face—I kept quiet then—the police came up, and the men all ran away—I had 8s. or 9s. in my pocket, which were taken.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by McGuire.</hi> I could see Levinski, because I looked straight up at him—I do not know who it was kneeling on my chest—I cannot recognise you—I do not think I should know the other men; I did not see their faces; I saw the back of one of them—I do not know you—I think you were there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Levinski.</hi> I recognise you; you were at my back—the man on my chest was in front of me—his face was towards my feet—I looked right up, and saw your face when you had hold of my throat—I saw your face for about two minutes—I think you had a dark cap on; it was on the back of your head—I do not know who the woman was—she followed me and asked me for a drink—I have not seen her since—when the policeman had you by the arms I said, "That is the man," and you said, "What do you want with me?" and I hit you—I did not cut you—I wanted to hit you again—I was excited, and you had had me by the throat—I do not think I said at the Police-court that I was not struck, and if I did I was wrong—I was quite sober on the 15th; I had had only two drinks all day—I was not in the Police-station all day for being drunk—I was working till 8 o'clock at night.</p>
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<persName id="t19010624-name-173" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010624-name-173" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010624-name-173" type="surname" value="WARNFOLD"/>
<interp inst="t19010624-name-173" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY WARNFOLD</persName> </hi> (406
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). About 11.10 p.m. on May 15th I was in Pennington Street, at the corner of Artichoke Hill, talking to Police-constable Skellington—I heard a scuffling, and a muffled scream for help—we ran towards the spot, and in Pennington Street I saw the prosecutor lying on his back on the footway—Levinski was kneeling on his left side, with both hands on his throat, holding him to the ground—McGuire was kneeling across his thighs; Muller was kneeling on the opposite side of him, reaching across him, and tampering with his left trousers pocket—when we got within about seven yards of them a woman who was standing near, and who had evidently seen us, shouted out, "Police!"—the three prisoners immediately released hold of the prosecutor and ran away going westward along Pennington Street—we followed them; Levinski turned up Breeze's Hill—at the top a constable named Baker was stationed—I called out, "Stop him!"—Baker did so, and I went up to Levinski—he said, "It was not me; it was the others"—he was taken into custody—he was very violent on the way to the station—whilst we were struggling with him I heard a report of a revolver—Levinski made no reply to the charge—the revolver was not fired by him—on Saturday, May 18th, about 2 p.m., I saw Muller at Leman Street Police-station amongst 14 others, some of whom were foreigners—I identified him as the man who took part in the robbery on Wednesday night—he was the one who was tampering with the prosecutor's pocket—we afterwards discovered that the pocket had been completely cut out.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by McGuire.</hi> I saw you kneeling across the prosecutor's thighs; you had your back towards me—I do not know if the prosecutor could see you.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Levinski.</hi> When I first heard the cry we were about 33 yards away, and we got within seven yards before you got the alarm—I am sure I saw you with your hands on the prosecutor's throat—you had no hat on—I do not think a man could have seen another man's face 30 yards away—you were two or three yards away from the public-house on Breeze's Hill when I arrested you—you stopped running half way up the</p>
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<p>hill; I never lost sight of you—I do not know who the woman was; I have not seen her since.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Muller.</hi> I do not know if you have ever been made out a thie—you had a hard felt hat on.</p>
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<persName id="t19010624-name-174" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010624-name-174" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010624-name-174" type="surname" value="BAKER"/>
<interp inst="t19010624-name-174" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT BAKER</persName> </hi> (124
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). On May 15th I was on duty in St. George's Street about 11 p.m.—I saw Levinski running up Breeze's Hill, followed by Warnfold—I stopped him—he said, "I am not the man; I am running after another man"—he made several attempts to strike me, and threw himself on to the ground—the prosecutor came up and said, "That is the man who had me by the throat"—Levinski could hear it—he did not say anything—we took him to the station—whilst I was on Breeze's Hill I heard two distinct shots fired, one in the direction of Leman Street, and one in the direction of Wellclose Square—I do not think Levinski made any answer to the charge</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by McGuire.</hi> I saw you at 10.50.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Levinski.</hi> You were running up the left side of the hill—I do not believe you had a hat on; I think you lost it coming up the hill.</p>
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<persName id="t19010624-name-175" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010624-name-175" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010624-name-175" type="surname" value="SKELLINGTON"/>
<interp inst="t19010624-name-175" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR SKELLINGTON</persName> </hi> (183
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). I was with Baker at the corner of Artichoke Hill—my attention was called to a noise—I went a few yards along Pennington Street, and found the prosecutor on the ground—Levinski had both his hands round the prosecutor's throat; McGuire was kneeling on his thighs, assisting to hold him down; Muller was on the other side of him facing me, and reaching over to the prosecutor's pockets—we got within four or five yards of the prisoners, when they let go of the prosecutor and ran away; they had evidently seen us—a woman was there, and she shouted out "Police!"—at first they all ran along Pennington Street to the corner of Breeze's Hill, and Levinski ran up Breeze's Hill—I went after McGuire and Muller, who ran up Virginia Street into St. George's Street—I lost sight of Muller—I continued to pursue McGuire—in St. George's Street he was met by Police-constable Edwards, who tried to arrest him, but failed—he then turned round and ran towards me—when he saw me he turned up Neptune Street—Edwards joined in the pursuit—in Neptune Street McGuire drew a revolver from his right-hand jacket pocket and fired at Edwards, and shouted at the top of his voice, "If you
<hi rend="italic">come for</hi> me, I will do for the b——lot of you"—we both continued to run after him—he turned into Wellclose Square; Edwards and I were both together then, but I gained a little on Edwards—after McGuire had got a few yards into the Square he fired again at me; he was 10 or 12 yards from me—after he had fired he said, "I will blow your b—liver out"—the weapon was pointed at us on both occasions at arm's length—after the second shot was fired I saw him change the revolver to his left hand, put his right hand into his pocket, and then put the revolver into his left pocket—he went on running and walking away—we attracted his attention from behind, and then Edwards arrested him—several people were there then—when he was arrested he dropped the re
<lb/>volver—I went up to him, and he said, "You are a tricky lot,
<hi rend="italic">ain't</hi> you!"—this is the revolver (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—I examined it at the station—there are six chambers; five were loaded—in the other chamber there was an empty artridge—Edwards found four full cartridges in his right hand trousers</p>
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<p>pocket, which was the same one that he had put his hand into after the first shot—on the following Saturday I was called to the station to identify Muller—I picked him oat from 14 others, six or seven of whom were Germans.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by McGuire.</hi> Two shots were fired; the first at the bottom of Neptune Street, and the second in Wellclose Square 10 or 12 yards before you got to the urinal.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Levinski.</hi> When I first saw you I was 30 yards away, and got within three yards of you—Pennington Street is not very dark—you had a cap on; I cannot swear to the colour—you had hold of the prosecutor's throat all the time we were running up to you—you were on his left; you were sideways to me; I saw your face when you looked round.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Muller.</hi> I saw you in Pennington Street; I never saw you before that, to my knowledge—I knew what you had done, so I took particular notice of you.</p>
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<persName id="t19010624-name-176" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010624-name-176" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010624-name-176" type="surname" value="EDWARDS"/>
<interp inst="t19010624-name-176" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY EDWARDS</persName> </hi> (102
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). On May 15th, shortly after 11 p.m., I was on duty in St. George's Street—as I came near the corner of Neptune Street I heard a police whistle in the direction of Pennington Street—I proceeded that way, and saw McGuire running towards me, and Skell
<lb/>ington chasing him—he shouted to me, "Stop him"—I attempted to do so, but did not properly get hold of him—he slipped on the footway, but recovered himself before I did—he ran into Wellclose Square, and took a revolver out of his pocket and fired—he said, "If any of you interfere with me I will do for the b—lot of you"—he was seven or eight yards of—we both followed him; he kept point
<lb/>ing the revolver at us, and also at private individuals; he threatened to shoot anybody who interfered with him—he then fired at Skellington, and said, "I will blow out your f——livers"—after he had fired the second shot he changed the revolver from his right hand to his left, and put his right hand into his pocket, and filled the revolver with both hands—I eventually seized him from behind, and he let the revolver drop to the ground—it was picked up by a private individual and handed to me—I searched McGuire's right-hand trousers pocket—there were four bullets in his pocket similar to those in the revolver.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by McGuire.</hi> The second shot was fired about 30 yards from the urinal in Wellclose Square—private individuals attempted to stop you, and you pointed the revolver at them, and defied them to inter
<lb/>fere with you.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Muller.</hi> I cannot say that I saw you there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010624-name-177" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010624-name-177" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010624-name-177" type="surname" value="CASTLE"/>
<interp inst="t19010624-name-177" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH CASTLE</persName> </hi>. I am a sailor, living at 6, North-east Passage, Cable Street—about 11.20 p.m. on May 15th I was near Wellclose Square—I heard a police whistle blowing—I saw McGuire running towards me, and saw a policeman in pursuit—just as he turned the corner he fired a shot at the policeman—he then ran on towards Wellclose Square—he threatened anyone who came near him—when he got near the urinal in Wellclose Square he turned and fired another shot at another officer—he was then seized by a constable from behind—he dropped the revolver, and I picked it up and handed it to Edwards—this is it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by McGuire.</hi> I saw the second shot fired about 15 or 20 yards from the urinal in Wellclose Square.</p>
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<persName id="t19010624-name-178" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010624-name-178" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010624-name-178" type="surname" value="DANSEGAR"/>
<interp inst="t19010624-name-178" type="given" value="JOE"/>JOE DANSEGAR</persName> </hi>. I am a tailor, of Clifford House, Wellclose Square—on this night I was at home—I heard a police whistle—I ran out and saw McGuire being pursued by some constables—he had a revolver in his right hand—I joined in the chase—I heard a shot fired—I got in front of him—he pointed the pistol at me, and said if I did not keep back he would fire—a policeman came up, and he was arrested and taken to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by McGuire.</hi> I only heard one shot fired—I might have heard another if there had been one—you were two or three yards from the urinal when you pointed the revolver at me—I could not see what you were doing with the revolver while I was chasing you, on account of the crowd.</p>
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<persName id="t19010624-name-179" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010624-name-179" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010624-name-179" type="surname" value="BRYAN"/>
<interp inst="t19010624-name-179" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BRYAN</persName> </hi> (248
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). On January 15th I received a warrant from the Thames Police-court, signed by Mr. Mead, against Muller for failing to appear in a charge of threats against a woman named Riges—I told Wensley I had it—it would not be known generally.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Muller.</hi> I have got the warrant here now.</p>
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<persName id="t19010624-name-180" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010624-name-180" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010624-name-180" type="surname" value="WENSLEY"/>
<interp inst="t19010624-name-180" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK WENSLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant, H</hi>). I knew a warrant for Muller's arrest was in existence, and on May 18th I went to 8, Artichoke Hill with an officer named Gill—I saw Muller there, and said, "I am going to arrest you on a warrant for threatening a woman"—he said, "I thought it was for that job on Wednesday night; I know the people, but can prove I was not there; I was in a restaurant in Old Montague Street, near the first door on the right from Black Lion Yard, all the evening, and I was in a 1s. bed in St. Mary's Street when this happened at 11 o'clock"—on the way to the station he said, "I cannot help mixing up with these people"—he was placed among 14 others for identification six of whom were Germans; afterwards he said, "I do not know anything about it; I do not go about sticking people up."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Muller.</hi> You said that you knew the people who did the robbery.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010624-name-181" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010624-name-181" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010624-name-181" type="surname" value="GILL"/>
<interp inst="t19010624-name-181" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN GILL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective</hi>). I was with the last witness when Muller was arrested—on May 19th I visited him in his cell; I said, "The inspector says you want me to warn witnesses to attend Court in the morning"—he replied, "Yes, I met a man named Roskie outside 105, Commercial Road about 11.30 on Wednesday night; Mr. Wenstein, who keeps the place, was there talking to us; Roskie went to my lodgings with me in Whitechapel; ask them both to come to Court"—105, Commercial Road is about five minutes' walk from Pennington Street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Muller.</hi> I have walked it in five minutes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19010624-name-182" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010624-name-182" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010624-name-182" type="surname" value="PULLEN"/>
<interp inst="t19010624-name-182" type="given" value="ELI"/>ELI PULLEN</persName> </hi>. I live at York Place, Wapping, and am a stevedore—I was locked up from Saturday, May 18th, till Monday, May 20th, for being drunk, and then sentenced to one day's imprisonment—I was in a cell on the Monday, when Muller was brought in—I was walking up and down the cell; he commenced swearing and cursing the police and the witnesses—I asked him what was the matter—he said, "It is this way, old boy; there is a warrant out for me; I was living along with a woman; they have got me for this shooting affair"—I said, "What</p>
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<p>shooting affair?"—he said, "Did not you read of it?"—I said, "No"—he said, "I was along with two men, and they
<hi rend="italic">went down</hi> a man; two got away, and I slipped away through Wellclose Square"—he then said, "You might go to the house next door to the 'Wonderland'; there is a lodging-house there, and you will see an old man who might come and prove that I was in on this night at 11.30," and he wrote a note for me to write out and post, but I cannot remember the place—I did not post it; I did not think any more about it till the Wednesday.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Muller.</hi> There were five of us in the cell.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Levinski.</hi> I gave the note to the police; I thought it was my duty.</p>
<hi rend="italic">McGuire's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "I should like to see if the female who was with the prosecutor can identify me. About 11.30 p.m. on the night I was arrested I was coming from the Highway to St. George's; I heard a police whistle blown; I ran to see what was the matter. I was set upon by a mob of men saying, 'That is the man; hold him.' I tried to get away from them; I ran up Wellclose Square; I drew a revolver from my pocket with the intention of throwing it away; the hammer caught in my pocket, and it went off by accident; I ran on, and then was caught by a policeman. I threw the revolver away, and told the policeman I did not intend to do him any harm."</p>
<hi rend="italic">McGuire, in his defence, on oath, said that he was walking past Ship Alley, and heard a police whistle; that he ran in the direction of Neptune Street, and some men set upon him and struck him; that he got away and ran into the arms of a policeman, who tripped him up; that he ran on into Neptune Street, and drew the revolver out of his pocket, not wanting the police to find it on him, and intended to throw it away; that as he drew it out it got foul with his pocket and went off; that he threw it down, and was then arrested.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Muller, in his defence, on oath, said that he had always earned an honest living, and had never been in prison before; that on the night of the robbery he went with Roskie to where he was sleeping, and was in bed by 11.30.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for McGuire.</hi> </p>
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<persName id="t19010624-name-183" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19010624-name-183" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19010624-name-183" type="surname" value="LIPPEY"/>
<interp inst="t19010624-name-183" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL LIPPEY</persName> </hi>. On this Wednesday I was drinking in the Red House, in the Highway, and just as I was coming out I saw McGuire—some whistles started blowing, and I saw McGuire go in that direction—I saw a crowd of people run after him—I saw him put his hand into his left pocket and pull something out—there was a bang, and a revolver went off—it was just level with his pocket—when I got round the Square I saw the constables round him, and then they took him to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw him first in Ship Alley—I did not see him fire the revolver in Wellclose Square.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I never saw or heard a shot fired near the urinal in Wellclose Square.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010624-name-184" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN GILL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by Levinski).</hi> I do not remember being in Rupert Street with two constables on the day previous to your arrest—I know you; it is not necessary for you to be pointed out to me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for Muller.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JACOB</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Interpreted</hi>). I remember your being in my place on</p>
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<p>May 15th; I cannot remember the time—I cannot remember what time you left.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I made a statement to Wensley on May 18th at Leman Street Police-station—very likely I said, "I was in the restaurant from 4 p.m. till midnight on Wednesday, May 15th; Muller was not there during any portion of that period."</p>
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<interp inst="t19010624-name-185" type="given" value="MAX"/>MAX WEIDERMAN</persName> </hi>. I cannot remember what time Muller came to my restaurant on May 15th, or when he went out; he was by himself.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010624-name-186" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY PERRYMAN</persName> </hi>. Muller was not in my place in May—he did not sleep there on May 14th, 15th, 16th, or 17th.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for Levinski.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010624-name-187" type="given" value="AMY"/>AMY GARWIN</persName> </hi>. On the day Levinski left home he had a bowler hat on.
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—
<hi rend="largeCaps">McGUIRE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">was further charged with a conviction of felony on May 4th, 1897, at Clerkenwell.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19010624-name-188" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK COOK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Warder</hi>). I produce a certificate of the convic
<lb/>tion of Joseph William McGuire of felony at the Sessions House, Clerkenwell, on May 4th, 1897—the prisoner is the same man—I had him in custody, and was present when he was convicted—it was for larceny in a dwelling-house, and stealing clothes—I have a photograph of him, but I believe it was taken 12 months afterwards.</p>
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<interp inst="t19010624-474-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Seven other convictions were proved against him.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-474-19010624 t19010624-474-punishment-49"/>Eight years' penal servitude</rs> and
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-474-19010624 t19010624-474-punishment-50"/>25 strokes with the cat</rs>.</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LEVINSKI</hi>
<hi rend="italic">then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction on December 6th, 1898, at Clerkenwell, and eight other convictions were proved against him.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-474-19010624 t19010624-474-punishment-51"/>Seven years' penal servitude</rs> and
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-474-19010624 t19010624-474-punishment-52"/>25 strokes with the cat.</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MULLER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-474-19010624 t19010624-474-punishment-53"/>Twelve months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES SMITH</hi> (17)</persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN HARRIS</hi> (17)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KENDRICK</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, June</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1901.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUMPHREYS</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">for the Prosecution, stated that Hawkins had obtained between ₤ 10,000 and ₤20,000 by these forgeries, but that the prisoners had given every possible information and assistance to the Prosecution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">They received good characters.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-476-19010624 t19010624-476-punishment-54"/>Three years' penal servitude each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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