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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>GREEN, MAYOR.</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</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, October 21st, 1901, and following days,</p>
<p>Before the Right Hon.
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<interp inst="t19011021-name-1" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK GREEN</persName>, LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; the Hon. Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN CHARLES BIGHAM</hi>, one of the Justices of His Majesty's High Court; Sir
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<interp inst="t19011021-name-2" type="given" value="HENRY EDMUND"/>HENRY EDMUND KNIGHT</persName> </hi>, Knt.; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">REGINALD HANSON</hi>, Bart, M.P., LL.D., F.S.A.; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">WALTER WILKIN</hi>, K.C.M.G.; Lieut.-Col. Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">HORATIO DAVIES</hi>, K.C.M.G., M.P., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">FORREST FULTON</hi>, K.C., Recorder of the said City;
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM PURDIE TRELOAR</hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS VEZY STRONG</hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS BOOR CROSBY</hi>, Esq., M.D, and
<hi rend="smallCaps">HOWARD CARLISLE MORRIS</hi>, Esq., other of the Aldermen of the said City;
<hi rend="smallCaps">ALBERT FREDERICK BOSANQUET</hi>, Esq., K.C., Common Serjeant of the said City; and
<hi rend="smallCaps">LUMLEY SMITH</hi>, K.C., Judge of the City of London Court, 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>
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<interp inst="t19011021-name-3" type="given" value="JOHN CHARLES"/>JOHN CHARLES BELL</persName> </hi>, Esq., Alderman.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HORACE BROOKS MARSHALL</hi>, Esq., M.A., J.P.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOSEPH DAVID LANGTON</hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">FRANCIS ROBERT MIDDLETON PHILLIPS</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. TWELFTH 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, October</hi> 21
<hi rend="italic">st,</hi> 1901.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19011021-706-offence-1 t19011021-name-5"/>Isidore Newmark</persName>, and stealing two watches, his pro
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-707-19011021 t19011021-707-punishment-2"/>Three years' penal servitude.</rs> </hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRI</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19011021-name-21" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY GLOVER</persName> </hi>. I live at 32, Wolesley Gardens, Dalston, and am assistant to Mr. Henry Alston, of 69, Cornhill—on October 10th I left all safe there; when I came back on October 11th I found 19 watches had been taken away—I have since seen 18 of them—the total value is £322—one is still missing—the shop window was broken.</p>
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<interp inst="t19011021-name-22" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES WEBBER</persName> </hi> (924,
<hi rend="italic">City</hi>). About 2.10 a.m. on October 11th I was on duty in Cornhill—I saw the prisoners with two others standing opposite 148, Leadenhall Street—Henri was one of the othen—I watched them for a few minutes—they crossed the road; Anderson and the man not in custody together, and Benjamin and Henri following—they went to Grace-church Street—I lost sight of them for a time—I saw Police-constable Walker, and spoke to him—I beard a police whistle blow about five minutes after I had spoken to him—I ran through Finch Lane, and blew my own whistle—I saw Benjamin and Anderson run across Cornhill from a passage towards Finch Lane and the Royal Exchange—I ran towards them—another constable came up—they pulled up and stood behind a drinking fountain—I went up to them and told Benjamin I should arrest him for being concerned with the other men, who had already been arrested—he said, "You have made a mistake; I am going to Covent Garden Market to work"—I took him into custody—another officer arrested Anderson, and we took them back to 69, Cornhill, where I saw the window had been broken—the prisoners were taken to the station—I explained the charge to the inspector—Henri said, "After that, it is no good; I have got the stuff; I did not break the window"—Anderson said he was on his way home from the Star Music Hall at Bermondsey, and knew nothing about it—Benjamin made no reply—Henri produced 18 watches—I am quite sure I saw Henri running away, and that Benjamin and Anderson are the men I saw there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Benjamin.</hi> I told Walker I had seen four</p>
<p>suspicious-looking men in Cornhill, and thought they were up to some
<lb/>thing, and I asked him to go to Cornhill while I went somewhere else—I had passed the jeweller's shop before I saw you; it was all right then—I did not hear any breaking of glass—I was about 500 yards from the place where the window was broken—I did not see anybody running after you—there were plenty of policemen there, and Henri was being chased at the same time.</p>
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<interp inst="t19011021-name-23" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WALKER</persName> </hi> (947,
<hi rend="italic">City</hi>). On the early morning of October 11th Webber spoke to me—I went into Bishopsgate Street Within, and then into Cornhill, where I saw the three prisoners—Henri and the man not in custody were by No. 69, Cornhill; Anderson was by St. Peter's Alley, about 30 yards from the shop, and Benjamin was by St. Michael's Alley, which is about 30 yards on the opposite side of the shop from St. Peter's Alley—Anderson walked towards me—I went into Bishopsgate, and into the doorway of 123—he came and looked round the corner, and then walked back again towards 69, Cornhill—I then heard the falling of glass—I rushed back into Cornhill—I saw Henri and the man not in custody at the window of 69 in a stooping position—they made off towards St.</p>
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<p>Michael's Alley—I blew my whistle, and saw another constable rush across the street and close with Henri—Benjamin was caught by Webber, and Anderson by Davis—they were brought back to 69, Cornhill—I saw that the window was broken, and the jewellery disturbed—I went with the prisoner to the station—Anderson gave a correct address, Benjamin gave a false address, and Henri said that he had no fixed abode.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Benjamin.</hi> Webber did not point the men out to me—I saw you in Cornhill about three minutes after I had spoken to Webber—the breaking of the glass was about eight minutes after I had spoken to him—my whistle was the first blown, so far as I know.</p>
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<interp inst="t19011021-name-24" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE DAVIS</persName> </hi> (832,
<hi rend="italic">City</hi>). About 2.80 a.m. on October 11th I was in Gracechurch Street—I saw Benjamin standing in the centre of the road in Cornhill—when he saw me he got on the back of a market-garden cart, which was going west—I then saw Anderson, Henri, and the other man farther down the hill—I saw Henri motion with his hand to Anderson, who came up Cornhill—I went into George Yard—I saw the men pass the yard—I heard a low whittle, not a police whistle; then I heard a smashing of glass—I ran into Cornhill—I saw Henri with his arm through the gate of 69—the other men wore standing close by—when they saw me Henri made for me—the others came to his assistance—I caught hold of Henri—the other prisoners caught hold of him, and got him away from me, and they ran away—I ran after Henri—the other men followed me—I arrested Anderson, and took him to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Benjamin.</hi> I saw you and Anderson standing in the road—I had not heard any police whittle blown before that—I saw no other policemen there then—Henri ran into Lombard Street, and you two and the man not in custody ran after me—I did not hear any police whistle blown before I blew mine—after Henri was caught you and Ander son were standing near the Royal Exchange, and 1 arrested you then.</p>
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<interp inst="t19011021-name-25" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER TURNER</persName> </hi> (760,
<hi rend="italic">City</hi>). On the early morning of October 11th I arrested Henri—I took him to the station—I searched him—nothing was found on Anderson or Benjamin.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Benjamin.</hi> I did not see you near the shop window.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I took up the chase at a later period.</p>
<hi rend="italic">'The prisoners' statements before the Magistrate: Benjamin says:</hi> </p>
<p>"Anderson was not with, the other three men whom I saw in Cornhill. When I met the other three I was on my way to Covent Garden Market. I knew one of them; he asked me if I was going to take him to the coffee-stall. I said I could not go there, but I gave him 6d. I was waiting for a van to come along; I got on the van, and went to the coffee-stall with the man who was driving the van. I stayed there about five minutes, an ✗ I heard the police whistle being blown."
<hi rend="italic">Anderson says:</hi> "I am innocent."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Benjamin, in his defence, said that he was going to Covent Garden Market, and met Henri and two other men; that he got on to a van, and went to the Mansion House; that he was going away from there when the police whistles blew; that Webber came up and caught hold of him, and that he did not know anything about the window being broken. Anderson, is his defence, said that he was going home from the Star Music Hell, and was passing the Batik, when he heard a police whistle; that he saw several</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">people running, and ran after them, and a constable came up and caught him.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">recommended Anderson to mercy,</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BENJAMIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at this Court on June 25th, 1900, as Thomas Anderson, and five other convictions were proved against him.</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRI</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at Clerkenvell on January 9th, 1900, and five other convictions were proved against him—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-714-19011021 t19011021-714-punishment-9"/>Four years' penal servitude</rs>;</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BENJAMIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t19011021-714-punishment-10" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-714-19011021 t19011021-714-punishment-10"/>Five years' penal servitude</rs>;</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ANDERSON</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-714-19011021 t19011021-714-punishment-11"/>Nine months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, October</hi> 21
<hi rend="italic">st,</hi> 1901.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARBUTTON</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, October</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">nd,</hi> 1901.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19011021-716-offence-3" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/>breaking and entering a place of divine worship, and stealing a pair of shoes</rs>; Tompkins having keen convicted of felony at Highgate on May 15th, 1901.
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<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> with
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19011021-717-offence-2 t19011021-name-40"/>Edward Barnard</persName> £116 2a. 6d., and from
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19011021-717-offence-2 t19011021-name-41"/>Edward Wheatland</persName> a sideboard and other articles by false pretences, with intent to defraud. </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-717-19011021 t19011021-717-punishment-17"/>Four years' penal servitude;</rs> </hi>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-717-19011021 t19011021-717-punishment-18"/>Eighteen months' hard labour.</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t19011021-717-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t19011021-718-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, to stealing a watch from the person of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19011021-718-offence-1 t19011021-name-43"/>John Brooks</persName>, having been convicted of felony at Clerkenwell on October 2nd, 1900.
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<interp inst="t19011021-719-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, to endeavouring to obtain £13,000 from
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to obtaining a banker's cheque for £600 from
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19011021-719-offence-1 t19011021-name-46"/>William Hall Walker</persName>, with intent to defraud</rs>.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-719-19011021 t19011021-719-punishment-20"/>Judgment respited.</rs> </hi>—And
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JULIAN GAULT</hi> (23)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19011021-15-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/>, to stealing 40 gold rings and other jewellery, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19011021-15-offence-1 t19011021-name-48"/>Henry Cyril Paget</persName>, Marquis of Anglesey, his master. </rs>
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<interp inst="t19011021-15-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19011021-721-offence-1 t19011021-name-50"/>Kate Hathway</persName>, and stealing a purse and 10d., her property.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t19011021-name-51" type="given" value="DE"/>MR. DE MICHELE</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner having stated that ht would</hi>
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<interp inst="t19011021-721-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedPartGuilty"/>PLEAD GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">to simple robbery, the</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">returned a verdict to that effect.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-721-19011021 t19011021-721-punishment-21"/>Three months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19011021-name-54" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HAWKINS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant, W</hi>). I arrested the prisoner on September 23rd—I told him he would be charged with having feloniously married Eleanor Fuiler on February 3rd, 1895, his wife being then ard now alive—he said, "Yes; it is quite right, I expected it"—this is the certificate of his marriage at the parish church at Ashton-under-Lyne; it is between William Rogers, aged 40, and Mary Ann Hopwood, aged 28—the second certificate is of a marriage at Lambeth parish church on February 3rd, 1895, between William Rogers, aged 46, widower, and Eleanor Fuller, spinster.</p>
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<interp inst="t19011021-name-55" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH GAYTER</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, and live at Ashton-under Lyne—I know the prisoner—I was present when he was married at the parish church at Ashton—I was one of the witnesses—his wife is alive now; she is not here.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. He left her five weeks after the marriage—they had a difference—she went home to her mother's.</p>
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<interp inst="t19011021-name-56" type="given" value="ELEANOR"/>ELEANOR FULLER</persName> </hi>. I live at 23, The Grove, South Lambeth—I went through the ceremony of marriage with the prisoner on February 3rd, 1395, at the parish church, Lambeth—I was a widow at the time—the prisoner described himself as a widower—I did not know he had a wife alive—he has been living with me up to the present time—he is a carpenter—his wife came to my house and asked for William Rogers—she asked me if I was his wife, and I said, "Yes"—I have no complaint against the prisoner; he has been very good to me—I am not prosecuting.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, said that his wife left him five weeks after they were married, which was 11 years ago; that he had not seen her since, and did not know if she was dead or alive.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19011021-722-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<interp inst="t19011021-723-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Forging and uttering an order for the payment of £9, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19011021-name-58" type="given" value="EVAN"/>EVAN DAVIES</persName> </hi>. I am a draper, of 1, Broadway, St. Margaret's, Twickenham—last June I had a customer named Mrs. Gregory—on June 26th the prisoner called at my shop, and asked for Mrs. Gregory's account—I gave it to him—he told me he would be back in about an hour, and pay it—I did not know him—he told me he came from Mrs. Gregory—he came back about 2 o'clock, and presented me with a cheque for £9 on the London and County Bank, payable to Mrs. Maggie Gregory, and drawn by H. West—my bill was £2 6s. 8 1/2 d., and I gave him £6 13s. 3 1/2 d. in cash change—I took the cheque with others to my bankers, but it was endorsed wrong, and they would not take it, as the London and County Bank would not pay—the prisoner told me that Mr. West was a furniture</p>
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<p>dealer at Putney Bridge Road, and that he had just bought Mrs. Gregory's furniture, and that the cheque was in part payment—I went there, but could not find H. West—I communicated with the police, and eventually picked the prisoner out from a number of others.</p>
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<interp inst="t19011021-name-59" type="given" value="MAGGIE LOUISA"/>MAGGIE LOUISA GREGORY</persName> </hi>. I have been living under the protection of a man who is now dead, and I am also called Pearson—I live at Twicken
<lb/>ham—I had an account with Mr. Davies amounting to £2 6s. 8 1/2 d.—I do not know the prisoner—I never saw him till he was at Brentford—I did not authorise him to pay Mr. Davies on my behalf—I did not draw a cheque in favour of Mr. Davies—I have no banking account—the endorse
<lb/>ment on this cheque is not my writing—I do not know anything about it.</p>
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<interp inst="t19011021-name-60" type="given" value="ALBERT JOHN"/>ALBERT JOHN BUCK</persName> </hi>. I am a cashier at the London and County Bank, Putney Branch—on June 26th we had no depositor named H. Westr—this cheque is from a book issued by us to a Mr. Silcock—more than one cheque from that book has been presented at the bank and not honoured.</p>
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<interp inst="t19011021-name-61" type="given" value="GEORGE CHARLES"/>GEORGE CHARLES SILCOCK</persName> </hi>. I am the son of the landlord of the Star and Garter at Putney—my father obtained a cheque book from the Putney branch of the London and County Bank on April 30th last—it was kept under the counter in a leather bag, not under lock and key—on May 5th I changed some coppers for a man—I put the bag in the same place as usual—about an hour afterwards my father came home—we hunted all over the place for the bag, but could not find it—I do not know the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t19011021-name-62" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MOORE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant, T</hi>). On September 8th, in the evening, I saw the prisoner in Devon port Road, Shepherd's Bush—I said to him, "I believe your name is Boynton?"—he said, "Yes"—I said, "I am a police officer; I am going to take you into custody on suspicion of forging and uttering cheques in June last at Twickenham"—he said, "That is funny; where is your authority?"—I showed him my authority—he said, "I know nothing about any cheques; I have no banking account; you have made a mistake; where is Twickenham? have you been looking for me long?"—I replied, "Yes, some time"—I took him to the station, and on the morning of the 9th he was placed among nine other men, and was identified by the prosecutor.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner produced a written defence, stating that he had been led away by others, and that one of them, named Russell, asked him to go to three shops and ask for Mrs. Gregory's account, as he had to pay all her bills; that he got the accounts, and gave them to Russell, who gave him some cheques; that he took change amounting to £23 10s. back to Russell; and that he did not know there was anything wrong with the cheques.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of uttering</hi> </rs>.—He had been convicted on January 1st, 1900, of obtaining 16s. by fraud.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-723-19011021 t19011021-723-punishment-23"/>Eighteen months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, October</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">nd; and</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday and Friday, October</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd and</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1901.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19011021-724-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-724-19011021 t19011021-724-punishment-24"/>Discharged on recognizances.</rs> </hi></p> </div1>
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<interp inst="def1-725-19011021" type="surname" value="HUTT"/>
<interp inst="def1-725-19011021" type="given" value="MATILDA"/>MATILDA HUTT</persName> </hi>, to
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<interp inst="t19011021-725-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="breakingPeace"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19011021-725-offence-1 t19011021-name-65"/>Ellen Ragazzoni</persName>. </rs>(
<hi rend="italic">Her brother stated that she had been in an asylum, and undertook to look after her.)
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-725-19011021 t19011021-725-punishment-25"/>To enter into recognizances</rs>.</hi>
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<interp inst="t19011021-725-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs>—And</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t19011021-21-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/>, to Stealing a cheque for £22 6s. 10d., the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19011021-21-offence-1 t19011021-name-67"/>Charles Lyall Hill</persName>, his master. </rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-21-19011021 t19011021-21-punishment-26"/>Six months' hard labour.</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t19011021-21-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE GOW</hi> (27)</persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES PIMM</hi> (17)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19011021-727-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="sodomy"/>, Committing acts of gross indecency.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BRIXHOLM</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GOW</hi>
<hi rend="italic">received a good character.</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN NICHOLSON</hi> (47)</persName> and
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<interp inst="def2-728-19011021" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY THOMAS RICHARDS</hi> (39)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19011021-728-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t19011021-728-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, Conspiring to defraud certain of His Majesty's subjects.
<hi rend="italic">Other Counts:</hi> For obtaining money on credit by false pre
<lb/>tences. </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NICHOLSON</hi>
<rs id="t19011021-728-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19011021-728-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to the Conspiracy Counts.</hi> </rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and proceeded on the Conspiracy Counts only;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LORD COLERIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Nicholson, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LYNCH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for Richards.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19011021-name-72" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19011021-name-72" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19011021-name-72" type="surname" value="KAUFFMAN"/>
<interp inst="t19011021-name-72" type="given" value="SOPHIA"/>SOPHIA KAUFFMAN</persName> </hi>. I live at 3, Bentley Road, Liverpool—I saw an advertisement in a local magazine of a contest to name a number of birds from certain letters, not using "y," "x,"or "z"—I named 40, which I sent in, and got this type-written letter, acknowledging the receipt of my solution, stating that it had been judged worthy of a prize by the Board of Arbiters, and that I had been awarded a clock, which would be sent on the receipt of 5s. 6d. for a subscription to
<hi rend="italic">Woman's World,</hi> which might be sent in stamps of any country—I believed that there was a Board of Arbiters—I had never heard of the
<hi rend="italic">Woman's World</hi>—I sent 5s. 10d., believing that a prize had been awarded to me, and got this post-card acknowledging it—(
<hi rend="italic">Dated May 2nd, and stating that the prize would come in due course.</hi>)—I then got this letter—(
<hi rend="italic">Stating that they were going to send the witness a prize ring, but had not got the size of her finger.</hi>)—I Afterwards got the ring (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>), and my husband wrote this letter—(
<hi rend="italic">Returning the ring, and requesting that the clock should be sent.</hi>)—he then wrote this letter—(
<hi rend="italic">Stating that the clock had not come, and unless they carried out their agreement he should place the matter in the hands of his solicitors.</hi>)—I then got this letter: "June 12th. Dear Madam,—We regret to hear you are not satisfied; it is impossible to go against the judges' decision. The better way will be to enter one of the other con
<lb/>tests, and no doubt you will be better pleased"—I then wrote this letter—(
<hi rend="italic">Insisting on the clock being sent.</hi>)—I never got the clock, but I held the ring at their disposal—I got a copy of the
<hi rend="italic">Woman's World</hi> for May, 1901, but thought nothing of it—I was charged 5s. 10d. for it per annum—I did not get another number—I complained to the police, and sent up the correspondence.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19011021-name-73" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19011021-name-73" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19011021-name-73" type="surname" value="DEW"/>
<interp inst="t19011021-name-73" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER DEW</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector, T</hi>). I saw this correspondence, and entered into the competition in May—I sent in a list of 20 names, not birds' names—I then received this printed letter, imitating type-writing, saying, "Your solution is good, worthy of a prize, which will be sent as soon as the subscription, 5s. 10d., to
<hi rend="italic">Woman's World</hi> is received"—I sent 5s. 10d., and received on July 10th a ring similar to that sent to</p>
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<p>Mrs. Kauffman, but did not receive
<hi rend="italic">Woman's World</hi>—I have never heard of that paper or seen it, and it is not entered at Stationers' Hall—Sergeant Fowler made out this statement as Miss Fowler, in my presence, in April, two days before me—this is the list of birds and beasts he sent in, with the prohibited letters in them—he never got a prize; he sent 5s. 10d.—the answer he got was, "The judges have given you a beautiful ring, much more beautiful than the clock; you ought to get 5s. 6d. to a guinea for it with the rights of the paper."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19011021-name-74" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19011021-name-74" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19011021-name-74" type="surname" value="TURNER"/>
<interp inst="t19011021-name-74" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM TURNER</persName> </hi>. I saw an advertisement in the Irish Rosary, and sent in a list of 108 birds, and got this reply: "Your solution has been judged by the Board as worthy of a prize, and they have awarded you a clock so soon as you send a subscription to
<hi rend="italic">Woman's World</hi> of 5s. 10d."—soon after that I got this letter: "The judges are making a revision of the prizes, and we award you a costly ring; you can sell it if you like with the right to the paper; you can get 10s. 6d. to a guinea for it "—another letter says, "We are sorry we cannot change the award; we are returning the ring; it is worth more money; we hold the premium till you decide whether you have the ring or the clock"—(
<hi rend="italic">Another letter stated:</hi> "The prize ring was sent on January 12th; if not to hand trace it through the Post Office")—I sent back the ring, but never got the clock.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The correspondence was printed; they all came from the
<hi rend="italic">Woman's World.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19011021-name-75" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19011021-name-75" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19011021-name-75" type="surname" value="CHITTOCK"/>
<interp inst="t19011021-name-75" type="given" value="HARRY FRANK"/>HARRY FRANK CHITTOCK</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the office of Joint Stock Companies—I produce the file of the European Colonial Agency Company, Limited, which was registered on February 12th, 1901, with a nominal capital of £1,000 in £1 shares—the office was at 144, Float Street—Arthur Aylesford and Henry Dawson are two of the seven sig
<lb/>natories—the signature to this agreement is, in my judgment, in the same writing as that on the company's file, and that of Aylesford also—I also find the name of Alfred Wilson on the agreement—I cannot say whether that is the same, because it was covered right over.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19011021-name-76" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19011021-name-76" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19011021-name-76" type="surname" value="ROGERS"/>
<interp inst="t19011021-name-76" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ROGERS</persName> </hi>. I am manager to the Western Newspaper Company, 144, Fleet Street—last December I had a room to let on the first floor—Richards came about it, and said that he was manager of the European & Colonial Advertising Agency, and took the room at £20 a year—the name of the agency was put up in the first instance, but subsequently other names were added: "Woman's World," "The Imperial Type Foundry," "Richardson Brothers," and "The Golden Sovereign"—this is the agreement, dated December 7th; it purports to be signed "Alfred Aylesford" in the presence of a man named Davey—the place was occupied till within the last fortnight—I have not seen Richards there since last autumn, when he called at the office; that was before the date of he agreement—I have not seen him since the agreement—I go t✗re every day—the rent was paid in advance at our office; I do not know who by.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LYNCH</hi>. When Richards came to look for rooms I knew him as the manager of the company—the business went on daily, and there was a young lady in charge—I have no idea who gave</p>
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<p>the order to put up fresh names—I have not seen Richards since last year or the first week in January.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19011021-name-77" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19011021-name-77" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19011021-name-77" type="surname" value="DAVEY"/>
<interp inst="t19011021-name-77" type="given" value="WILLIAM FREDERICK THOMAS"/>WILLIAM FREDERICK THOMAS DAVEY</persName> </hi>. I am a printer—from October 25th, 1899, to April 27th this year I was employed at the Imperial Type Foundry, 9, High Street, Brentford—I knew it as Longcott, Gunners—bury—I know Richards as Dalesford—he filled in orders, and did corre
<lb/>spondence—I think it was the end of November—it was in November—I last saw him at the beginning of March this year—we printed the head
<lb/>ing of this document, and the line at the bottom imitating type-writing, but not the other part in typewriting—I saw Richards sign it "A. Dales
<lb/>ford "—I knew him as Dalesford—(
<hi rend="italic">This was an agreement dated Decem
<lb/>ber 7th, 1900, for taking a back room at 144, Fleet Street, by Dalesford, of 12, High Road, Chiswick, advertising agent, from December 25th, at an annual rent of £20, payable quarterly.</hi>)—I knew Nicholson as Dr. Nichol
<lb/>son—I also witnessed this signature of "Alfred Dalesford" by Richard.—I did not witness the other signature, "Henry Wilson"—it appears to be Nicholson's writing—(
<hi rend="italic">This was an agreement of February 19th, 1000, be
<lb/>tween Dalesford, of 4, High Road, Chiswick, and the European Advertising Agency, Limited, for letting as their registered office the room at 144, Fleet Street, as advertising agents, in pursuance of a resolution passed at a meeting of that company on February 15th,</hi> 1901.)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LYNCH</hi>. I knew Dr. Nicholson as the governor—two boys and two or three men were employed at Brentford, as printers—I was employed by the manager, Mr. Sinclair, before, and Dalesford came about a year after—he left early in March—the
<hi rend="italic">Woman's World</hi> existed all the time I way there—I saw it, and the forms that are printed—only the foreman gave me orders.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The
<hi rend="italic">Woman's World</hi> was printed at the Imperial Foundry Company's place at Brentford.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19011021-name-78" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19011021-name-78" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19011021-name-78" type="surname" value="PRANGLIY"/>
<interp inst="t19011021-name-78" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES PRANGLIY</persName> </hi>. I am a compositor, of 29a, West Street, War
<lb/>minster—in August last year I was employed by Nicholson Brothers—I only saw Nicholson—I was engaged by letter from home—the manager was Mr. Noakes—I saw Richards at 9, High Street, Brentford—I used to get orders from Longoott, Gunnersbury—we sometimes printed the
<hi rend="italic">Woman's World</hi> at Brentford; sometimes it was printed at Hart's, at Ipswich—we did printing connected with the European and Colonial Advertising Agency—I received those orders from Longcott—we printed chiefly order forms, just the heading—I remember Richards, whom I knew as Dalesford, asking me to sign a paper; I had not time to read it—I did not know that I was taking a £1 share—I never paid anything, nor received any dividend, nor certificate, nor attended any meeting of signa
<lb/>tories—Sidney John Mills, the next signatory, worked with me—he signed it with me—this is his writing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LTNCH</hi>. I do not know the other signatories—I left about the second week in July—I assisted in printing the
<hi rend="italic">Woman's World</hi>—I never received orders from Dalesford—I received orders by letter, I fancy from Nicholson.</p>
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<interp inst="t19011021-name-79" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t19011021-name-79" type="surname" value="MCLELLAND"/>
<interp inst="t19011021-name-79" type="given" value="HAYDO"/>HAYDO MCLELLAND</persName> </hi>. I was advertising manager of the
<hi rend="italic">English Illustrated Magazine</hi> at the period embraced in this case—that paper was owned by the Ingram family, who own the
<hi rend="italic">Illustrated London</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">News</hi> and the
<hi rend="italic">Sketch</hi>—Sir William Ingram was the head—on January 18th this year I received this order from the European & Colonial Advertising Agency, 144, Fleet Street, managing director, Wilson, and secretary, Dalesford, for insertion of advertisements for £61 in February, March, April and May—the advertisement appeared in March and April, or probably in three issues of the
<hi rend="italic">English Illustrated;</hi> then I received a complaint, and wrote to the European Company, declining to insert that copy, and asking them to change it—we never got paid—applications were made for payment—I went several times—at the time I undertook the European & Colonial Advertising Agency, Limited, advertisement I believed the company was a
<hi rend="italic">bona fide</hi> company, and carrying on a
<hi rend="italic">bona fide</hi> business, and that it was solvent—if I had known the seven signatories were compositors and employees I should not have undertaken the advertisements without the money.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LYNCH</hi>. The advertisement was to appear after reading matter, which position would be more valuable than on the cover of the magazine—I wrote, declining to insert the copy they sent, risking an action, and asked for a change, and got it.</p>
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<interp inst="t19011021-name-80" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19011021-name-80" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BAKER</persName> </hi>. I live at Colenso House, Ashburn Road, Mitcham—I am employed by the Columbus Company, Limited, of 43, Fetter Lane, the publishers of the
<hi rend="italic">Contemporary Review</hi>—our company manage the advertisement department of that paper by arrangement with the pro
<lb/>prietors—in consequence of this letter from the European Agency, we inserted their advertisements in March, April, May, and June—we applied for payment of £21—we got nothing—we put the matter in our soli
<lb/>citor's hands—at the time I believed the concern was genuine, and carrying on an honest business at 144, Fleet Street, and was solvent.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The payment was quarterly—the March account would be due on April 1st, taking the ordinary quarters.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19011021-name-81" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19011021-name-81" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t19011021-name-81" type="given" value="EMILY LOUISA"/>EMILY LOUISA DOBSON</persName> </hi>. I live at 29, West Street, Warminster—in August, 1899, I answered an advertisement in the
<hi rend="italic">Daily Chronicle,</hi> and was engaged by Nicholson as lady clerk—I went to Longcott, Gunners-bury, or 26, High Road, Chiswick, I believe, to fulfil my duties—I was at first occupied in looking over English, foreign, and colonial newspapers for advertisements of the Ornithological Contests—that took me up to October or November—then I went to 9, High Street, Brentford—I stayed there some months, doing similar work—letters came, which wow sent to Longcott—at the beginning of this year I went back to Longcott, where I was employed in connection with the
<hi rend="italic">Woman's World</hi> Orni
<lb/>thological Contest—my hours were from 9. a.m. to 6 p.m.—on arrival I found in my drawer a number of open letters addressed to the
<hi rend="italic">Woman's World</hi> as to the contest—Dr. Nicholson lived in the house—I found no list of birds' names, except when they were put there by mistake—the amount received was already marked on each letter, chiefly sums of 5s. 10d.—the amount was entered in a book, with the name and addrees—rings were sent with forms attached, stating the competitors were to have a ring instead of a clock—the acknowledgment of the money was sent by post-card—this is one of the forms, stating that the judges had made a revision of the awarded prizes, and had given a beautiful costly ring instead of a clock, and that the competitors ought to get 10s. 6d. for it—I believe the</p>
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<p>ring was sent in a little box—I never saw any Board of Arbiters at Longcott—replies were sent the same day, unless we had too much to do—the letters appeared to have come that morning—there were between 50 and 60 letters a day—when letters came about the rings, a form was sent, stating that we were very sorry they were dissatisfied with the prize, and that we hoped in future, if they would go into the contest again, they would probably obtain a better result; that it was impossible on our part to go against the decision of the judges—Dr. Nicholson directed the course of business at Longcott—I recognise Richards as Dalesford—he came every day—he did writing, but not in the same room—I have had notes sent down from his room in his writing—they were not kept—they were sometimes about advertising accounts—I saw Richards, or Dalesford, at 9, High Street, Brentford—he occupied the top back room above my office, and did writing—144, Fleet Street, I believe, was an advertising office—I went there by the direction of Dr. Nicholson during the leave of absence of Mrs. Fontana—papers were checked and advertise
<lb/>ments looked up, the same as at High Street, Brentford—I saw Mr. Gunnernordstrom—he was an advertisement clerk, I believe, at Longcott—several gentlemen were employed as translators—one was called Jowph—this signature, "Joseph" something, appears to be his writing—I have been told his name was Joseph Holly back—this looks like "Hollyback"—I bought a gross, I believe, of these rings for Dr. Nicholson—I paid over £2 and under £3 for them, I cannot remember the amount.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LYNCH</hi>. When I went there in August, 1899, the
<hi rend="italic">Woman's World</hi> was in existence—I believe it is still in existence—when not tied up in bundles the letters were put into the drawer of each clerk, for whoever they would have to go to—another lady sent the prizes—a Miss King was employed there—some testimonials were sent—I sent them to Dr. Nicholson, writing across them, "Testimonial letter"—Dates ford was advertisement clerk—five clerks were employed—one day I saw a tea service, but I never "shipped" any prizes of the
<hi rend="italic">Woman's World</hi>—I saw it in the shipper's room—it was to be sent—we knew about prizes to be sent to different people, and spoke about them—I saw them—the tea service was china, rather small—Dalesford never took charge, or gave directions relating to the
<hi rend="italic">Woman's World,</hi> while I was at 144, Fleet Street.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19011021-name-82" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19011021-name-82" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER DEW</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I arrested Richards at 23, Stockdale Road, shortly after 4 p.m. on July 24th—I told him I was a police officer, and held a warrant for his arrest, which I read to him—he began ✗ make a statement—after cautioning him I wrote this statement—I asked him if his name was Richards—he said, "Yes"—I told him I should apprehend him for fraud, and read the warrant to him—he said, "I was a paid servant in the name of A. Dalesford, and for which I received 30s. per week, and I left him in March last, and sent all his correspondence back. I used to do some of the clerical work at home relating to his advertising department at 144, Fleet Street. It belongs to him, Nicholson. The reason I sent correspondence back to Longcott was owing to an article I saw in
<hi rend="italic">Truth</hi> connecting me with his business, and I thought it best to sever our acquaintance. * * * * I wrote to Nicholson for an engagement, thinking it was his bounden duty to help</p>
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<p>me somewhat, and he immediately gave me employment as an advertise
<lb/>ment clerk at 30s. per week, and eventually proposed that a new adver
<lb/>tisement agency should be open, he saying that the Imperial Type Foundry at Brentford was run out. He then brought out the European & Colonial Advertisement Company, 144, Fleet Street, and appointed me secretary at the same salary, viz., 30s. per week. I was not allowed by Nicholson to be at 144, Fleet Street, he placing a girl there instead. When the company was formed I became a signatory at Nicholson's suggestion in the name of Dalesford. The witness's signature named Dalesford is, however, not mine, but I believe was written by Nicholson. He
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> was a signatory in the name of Wilson. I have never benefited in any way by this apart from the salary he gave me. I told him on one occasion that he would get into trouble over the
<hi rend="italic">Woman's World</hi> affair it he did not watch it, as he was promising to send clocks, but only sent trumpery rings, but he laughed and pooh-poohed the idea, and said, 'Never fear.' Had he taken my advice and carried out his promises he would not now have been in this trouble; he treated all his clerks with contempt and merely as fools. All he did was to bank the money and stick to it; he simply opened the letters and took the money out, and divided the letters among the clerks for attention. I make this statement voluntarily, and desire that it should be given in evidence in my defence"—I read it over to him, and he signed it and initialled each sheet—I found at Longcott the three receipts produced for rent, and the notice from Rogers, the landlord, that the rent was due at 144, Fleet Street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LYNCH</hi>. A great deal of money was obtained from the public by this ornithological contest—I arrested Nicholson on July 12th, and Richards at his address as he was going in on the 24th, when Nicholson had been twice before the Magistrate—I searched Richards—his house was not only poverty-stricken, but in a very filthy condition—he has a wife and four children.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">recommended him to mercy on the ground that he was under the influence and control of Nicholson</hi> </rs>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-728-19011021 t19011021-728-punishment-27"/>Four months' hard labour.</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NICHOLSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t19011021-728-punishment-28" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-728-19011021 t19011021-728-punishment-28"/>Eighteen months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALEXANDER VILLIERS GEORGE</hi> (27)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19011021-729-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to
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<interp inst="t19011021-729-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t19011021-729-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>two indictments for perjury by making certain false declarations before Commissioners for oaths,
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to two indictments for obtaining by false pretences from the Equitable Estate Investment Company a security for £40, and from
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19011021-729-offence-1 t19011021-name-84"/>Herbert William Augustus Garrett</persName> an order for the pay
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<rs id="t19011021-alias-1" type="alias">
<join result="nameAlias" targOrder="Y" targets="t19011021-name-85 t19011021-alias-1"/>Alexander George</rs> </persName> </rs>.
<hi rend="italic">Two other convictions were proved against him.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-729-19011021 t19011021-729-punishment-29"/>Six months' hard labour</rs>. The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">after consulting</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JUSTICE BIGHAM</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">granted an order for the restitution of the proceeds of a cheque found on the prisoner.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">VICTOR HUGHES HALLETT</hi> (29)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19011021-730-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, Obtaining by false pre
<lb/>tences from
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<interp inst="t19011021-name-87" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19011021-name-87" type="surname" value="HAIGH"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19011021-730-offence-1 t19011021-name-87"/>Thomas Crossland Haigh</persName> £3 and other sums from other per
<lb/>sons, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARTRIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAWLESS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19011021-name-88" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19011021-name-88" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19011021-name-88" type="surname" value="IRWIN"/>
<interp inst="t19011021-name-88" type="given" value="SIDNEY GEORGE"/>SIDNEY GEORGE IRWIN</persName> </hi>. I am a ledger clerk, employed by Messrs. Cox & Co., bankers—I have made and produce a certified copy from the books of the account of Victor Hughes Hallett—this is Hallett's pass book, which shows an account opened in 1899—the certified copy is from January 3rd, 1897, to July 4th, 1900—I find he has overdrawn £4 13s. 3d.—the writing in this letter of July 4th, 1900, is that of an employee, informing Hallett that his account was overdrawn—no money has since been paid in—to make the ledgers agree we have written it off as closed—our letter to him of September 20th, 1900, is to that effect—it was addressed to the Deanery, Gayton, Blisworth, the address we then had—the three cheques produced are payable to Mr. Haigh, to Lyons & Co., and to the Carlton hotel—they are marked by our bank "No account" or "Account closed."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> A considerable sum, probably £4,000, was paid in—the balance was quarterly.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19011021-name-89" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19011021-name-89" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19011021-name-89" type="surname" value="HAIGH"/>
<interp inst="t19011021-name-89" type="given" value="THOMAS CROSSLAND"/>THOMAS CROSSLAND HAIGH</persName> </hi>. I am a cycle agent—my private address is the Chepstow Villas, Richmond Road, Staines—on July 18th the prisoner came to lodge with me—he said he did not wish to go on to his hotel, as he was tired, and asked if my wife would put him up for the night—we took him in, and he stayed till Monday, July 22nd—he was to pay £1 for the four days—I lent him a sovereign—he gave me an I.O.U. for that—on July 20th he gave me this cheque for £5, which he wrote on a plain piece of paper, with the ordinary postage stamp on it—when I saw him writing it on plain paper I gave him to understand that I was rather uneasy about it—he said it would be all right and correct if he stamped it and signed it—I went to my bank and got £5 in gold—I took £2, and gave him £3 in gold as change—I believed the cheque was genuine—on the following Tuesday, July 23rd, the cheque was returned, marked "No account"—the prisoner had left the day before—I did not know his address—I obtained an address—I called at 4, Park Shot, Rich
<lb/>mond—I finally wrote there—I got this letter from him of July 23rd, so that he must have written it the day he left, because I received it the next morning—(
<hi rend="italic">This stated that his worst fears had been realised; that his affairs were in a bad way temporarily; that he had overdrawn at the bank without knowing it, as various moneys which ought to have been paid in long ago had never reached it, and asking the witness to hold over that £5, and let him owe it.</hi>)—I wrote to him, and received this reply from him—(
<hi rend="italic">This was dated "2—8—1," (and stated in reply to letter of 30th that he treated the witness's observations with the contempt they deserved; that his was the only intimation he had that his account at Cox's had been closed, and assuring the witness of his intention to repay him.</hi>)—I have never received the money.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had known the prisoner some eight weeks before he came to stay with me—the police came to me—I did not take proceedings—I do not remember his stating that he was in financial difficulties, but he was in some love trouble—the suggestion to stay with us was his—I have always understood that he told my wife that he wanted to come for the night—prior to his coming he borrowed the £1—he gave me to under
<lb/>stand that he had plenty of money in London, but that the tradesmen of</p>
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<p>Staines would not cash his cheques—we were friendly—he took me and my wife up the river, and paid the expenses out of my money.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19011021-name-90" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19011021-name-90" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19011021-name-90" type="surname" value="PATHABIER"/>
<interp inst="t19011021-name-90" type="given" value="ERNEST"/>ERNEST PATHABIER</persName> </hi>. I am a waiter at the Trocadero restaurant—I have known the prisoner as a customer—on July 16th he had a dinner there with another gentleman—he said he had come without any money, and was going to write a cheque, and that he had written to the manager in the morning—he asked me for note-paper and pen and ink, and wrote a cheque out for £5—the dinner was £1 1s. 6d.—I took the paper to the manager, and in consequence of what he said I told the prisoner that the manager would not sign the cheque, but that he was willing for the pri
<lb/>soner to sign the bill, so the prisoner signed the bill and obtained credit for the dinner, £1 1s. 6d.—he came back with the paper.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have been at the Trocadero four and a-half years, soon after it was opened—during that time the prisoner has been a constant customer—he and his friends spent a deal of money there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19011021-name-91" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19011021-name-91" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19011021-name-91" type="surname" value="SURR"/>
<interp inst="t19011021-name-91" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SURR</persName> </hi>. I am a waiter at the Trocadero—on August 12th I served the prisoner and a lady with a dinner—the price was 15s. 6d.—he asked for paper and pen and ink, and wrote this cheque for £5—I gave it to the manager—it was signed by Mr. Booth, and I gave the prisoner the change, about £3—I said, "You have another bill to pay"—he said, "All right."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am certain he was with a lady—I never said that he came alone.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19011021-name-92" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19011021-name-92" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19011021-name-92" type="surname" value="BOOTH"/>
<interp inst="t19011021-name-92" type="given" value="GEORGE WILLIAM"/>GEORGE WILLIAM BOOTH</persName> </hi>. I am a director of the Trocadero—on August 12th this cheque was brought to me—I initialled it, so that the cashier could accept it in payment of an account—I knew Hallett's name as a customer—I believed it was a valid order for the payment of £5, and that the prisoner had authority to draw upon Cox's Bank for that amount.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19011021-name-93" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19011021-name-93" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19011021-name-93" type="surname" value="KRAMER"/>
<interp inst="t19011021-name-93" type="given" value="JACK"/>JACK KRAMER</persName> </hi>. I am head waiter at the Carlton hotel restaurant—on October 5th, 1900, the prisoner had a supper at the restaurant, I think with somebody else—it came to £2 3s. 3d.—he signed his bill, "Victor Hughes llallett"—on August 21st my representative handed me this letter from a District messenger, signed "Victor Hughes Hallett"—(
<hi rend="italic">Stating, that he was just back from the Continent, and if the manager would accept his cheque on Cox's Bank for £5 he could deduct what he owed.</hi>)—I had known him before, and gave instructions that if Mr. Hallett came for supper the cheque might be cashed—I believed that he had an account at Cox's, and had power to draw a cheque upon then for £5.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19011021-name-94" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19011021-name-94" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19011021-name-94" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN OSTETLER</persName> </hi>. I am a waiter at the Carlton—on August 21st I received instructions from Mr. Kramer, and afterwards served Hallett, who came alone, I think, with a supper—he asked mo for a cheque, and I gave him one of the blank forms we keep—he made it out for £5—I deducted the price of a previous dinner, and gave him about £2 change</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have been a waiter at the Carlton since it opened, about three years—I did not say at the Police-court, "I had seen the pri
<lb/>soner at the Berkeley hotel and at the Carlton restaurant. We had given the prisoner credit before at the Carlton restaurant"—I have seen him once or twice before, once perhaps—I attended in the restaurant—if</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective, C</hi>). On September 29th I went to Weston-super-Mare—I said to the prisoner, "You will probably be charged with obtaining money by means of worthless cheques at the frocadero Res
<lb/>taurant and at the Carlton Hotel"—he said, "I am surprised that the people at the
<hi rend="italic">Troc.</hi> and the Carlton taking any such action, as they know me so well; I have dined there so often: I tell you truly at the time I wrote those cheques I thought I should have had some money from my relatives; then they would have been all right; I asked them not to pay them in at once"—he was conveyed to Vine Street Police-station—I searched him at Weston-super-Mare—I found on him various memoranda, and at his lodgings this pass book and the letter from the bank relating to his account being overdrawn.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When formally charged at Vine Street Police-station he made a similar statement to what I have read.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19011021-name-101" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM TURNER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective, F</hi>). On August 21st I saw the prisoner at Glasgow Police Chambers—I read the warrant to him which I held, and he said, "Yes, it is quite right"—I conveyed him to London, where he was charged—he made no further reply.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> On the second occasion you were before the Marylebone Police-court the witness Dow did not
<hi rend="italic">turn up</hi> from Perth—he sent a telegram, which said that he was under medical attendance, and wrote to the Magistrate saying that he had met with an accident—you said that you believed your wife was dead when you married.</p>
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<interp inst="t19011021-name-102" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER DOW</persName> </hi>. I live at Tague View, Barn Hill, Perth—on November 22nd, 1892, the prisoner was married to my sister, Mary Findley Dow—this is the certificate—I was present—I saw her on the 20th inst., when I left Scotland—there are two children of the marriage, which I have supported for some years, my mother looking after them—the prisoner's wife has been in indifferent health—she has been living with us when not in service.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> My sister was working in Edinburgh at a laundry—she could not have contracted an irregular marriage in Scotland—I was in Perth—she was surrounded with friends, and it was impossible for</p>
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<p>her marriage to take place without its being known—you occupied the same bedroom with my sister eight or ten months before the second child was born in April, 1896—I failed to appear on the second occasion that the case was before the Magistrate, and sent an explanation that I was under medical attendance—I fell from a tree and hurt myself; one of my kidneys was affected, and a doctor was attending me.</p>
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<interp inst="t19011021-name-103" type="given" value="KATE"/>KATE SEWELL</persName> </hi>. I reside at High Cliff Mansions, Walton-on-the-Naze—I was married to the prisoner at St. Peter's Church, Bayswater, on September 25th, 1899—he described himself as unmarried—he signed the certificate as a bachelor—I first beard he was married the following year—I have one daughter by him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I made your acquaintance in 1896—you wrote from India to me in Canada—I have not kept your letters—I passed the winter of 1897 in Canada—we corresponded, but there was no engage
<lb/>ment—in 1898 you wrote to me from India, saying that you were ill with enteric, and had to return to England, and I believed you—you visited at our house—my mother wished to know more about you and your position—if you had not married me I should have been free of a dis
<lb/>honourable man—my child was born on April 5th, 1900, and will you state that you gave me an illness, and that my child was prematurely born, and within two months of the marriage you seduced a girl, and in her trouble I assisted her—I did not think it necessary to inquire into your past—there was no secrecy in the marriage—you told me to go to the devil—you treated me kindly.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "What the former witnesses have said is quite true. After I married Miss Dow I discovered she was already married under Scotch law. The witnesses can be found to prove this. Sergeant William Ballen is still alive, and is at the front in South Africa. When I went to India in 1896-1897 I received a letter from the mother of the first wife, asking for the support of the children, and saying she had not seen her daughter for months, and it was quite possible she was dead. She did not say she was dead. I wrote promising money, and asking certain news if she was dead. I heard nothing since from them. In 1898 or 1899 I had a letter written to the Rev. John Simons, asking for the woman's address if alive, and for particulars of her death if dead, also enclosing a letter to her sister, Jessie Dow, asking the same thing. That letter came back through the Dead Letter Office, marked 'Deceased.' I did not know Dow's address. I made up my mind she was dead, otherwise I could have taken proceedings in the Scotch Courts for nullity on the grounds of her previous marriage with Sergeant Ballen. I have a letter expressing the opinion that my first marriage was null. The reason why I did not take proceedings for nullity was because I thought she was dead. I considered I was a bachelor when I married Miss Sewell. I have not seen the first wife since 1896. She and her people knew where I was."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, on oath, repeated this statement, and added that his wife was living by prostitution.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19011021-name-104" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN PICKERTON</persName> </hi>. I am a sergeant in the Royal Artillery—I was in Netley Hospital in January and February, 1899—at your</p>
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<p>request I wrote a letter to a clergyman at Perth, whose name I do not remember, and another to Jessie Dow, which was enclosed in the one to the clergyman—the letters inquired the whereabouts of some person I cannot remember, but I believe it was your wife—I knew you as John Thomas Townsend—you went by the name of Colonel Thomas—the person inquired about was a woman, also a child—I do not remember your showing me the answer, but I remember your telling me your wife had died—I had no knowledge of the persons concerned—I have not met you since I saw you at Netley—I had no knowledge of this case before I heard from you in Newgate Prison.</p>
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<interp inst="t19011021-name-105" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER DOW</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). The prisoner and his wife lived with us some time, then they took a house—when he left his wife his home was broken up in Perth—we have always been in touch with her to the present time—she was not living by prostitution—she was not married before she was married to the prisoner—no marriage with a Sergeant Ballen took place—I had never heard of him till I came to London.</p>
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<interp inst="t19011021-name-106" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM TURNER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I wired to the Chief Constable at Perth on the Thursday of last Sessions—he had been here on the Tuesday—I received a reply that Dow bad left Perth for the purpose of coming to London to attend the Central Criminal Court two days ago, and received a letter from the solicitor that that was correct—I understand that he did come up, and he was drugged by two persons representing that they were detectives, at Euston, and that he went back from London to Perth, and was 19 days going back—I applied for a subpcena, and he was served, and came up last Sunday.</p>
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<interp inst="t19011021-733-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Turner stated that the prisoner was convicted of felony in June, 1900, and sentenced to one month's hard labour.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, October</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi> 1901.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Commissioner L. Smith, K.C.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve months' hard labour.</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Two other con
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<hi rend="italic">Five other convictions were proved against</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">him. Nine month's hard labour; having still three years of his last sentence to serve.</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Seven other Convictions were proved against him, and he had still over a year's im
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I did not want you to go with me—
<hi rend="smallCaps">ROZIER</hi> (192
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). I was on duty near Commercial Street on robbed, and that the woman had run down Dorset Street—I ran after her, and was tripped up by one of the thieves—when I had got through Pater
<lb/>noster Court I caught her by her skirt as she was entering a house—she put half—crown and a penny in my hand, and said, "That is all I have got of his"—a crowd gathered—I got the assistance of another constable—she was very violent; she had to be held in the dock—we found another 1s. 11d. on her at the station—Butcher had a bump on his temple about the size of a walnut, and on the left side of his face a scratch, which was bleeding.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HEDDON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19011021-name-129" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT HERBERT</persName> </hi>. I live at 27, Cedar Grove, Woolwich—I am a seaman—on October 19th I was in the Commercial Road about 12.40 a.m., waiting for a party to go home to Blackwall—the prisoner and another man came up—the prisoner knocked me down—he got his hands behind my hands behind my back—he put his knee in the small of my back, while the other man
<hi rend="italic">went through</hi> my pockets—he took out a few necessaries which I had for sea, and a half-sovereign, 2s., and 9d.—they ran down the street, and I ran after them—I told a police officer that they had robbed me, and he took the prisoner into custody—</p>
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<p>I charged him—all I heard him say was that it was all right—I never lost sight of him—the other got away down a little narrow street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I had hold of you, trying to punch you—I never lost sight of you—no other man but the two who robbed me was to be seen.</p>
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<interp inst="t19011021-name-130" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES THOMPSON</persName> </hi> (78
<hi rend="italic">KR</hi>). I was on duty on October 19th in the Commercial Road about 12.45 a.m.—from what the prosecutor said, I went down Dorset Street, and saw the prisoner and another crossing the road—I gave chase and caught the prisoner—I told him I should take him into custody from information I received.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, on oath, said that he was stopped and asked for a cigarette, when a constable and the prosecutor surprised him, and he was taken to the station; that he had been in constant work at some lead works, but was invalided that day on a certificate: that he had a good cha
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<interp inst="t19011021-name-131" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES THOMPSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). When I was within 10 yards the other man ran away, and this one followed.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JONES</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19011021-name-134" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA SAMS</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's daughter—I live at 11, Urban Place—about 5.30 on September 14th father came into the parlour—mother asked him if he would have some tea—he said, "Yes, before we all die to-night"—
<hi rend="italic">Jack,</hi> my brother, said, "Do not come here frightening us"—as my brother got up father took hold of his throat; they struggled in the passage, and father took his knife from his pocket and stabbed him—my brother and I took hold of his hand and took this knife (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) away—my brother was taken to the hospital—my father was soon arrested—when my brother was getting up father said, "I will soon do for you"—I saw father open the knife—there was a scuffle in the passage—father commenced it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> You took hold of my brother in the passage—you did not have the knife in the room.</p>
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<interp inst="t19011021-name-135" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SAMS</persName> </hi>. The prisoner is my father—I was in the parlour at 11, Urban Place—on September 14th, about 5.20 or 5.30 p.m., when father came in, I bad just sat down to have my tea—he put his hand on a knife and looked at mother, and said he would settle her—I said, "You will?'—he said, "Yes, you and all"—I jumped up from the chair—he took hold of my throat—I struck him as I jumped up—he fell in the passage—he jumped up and struck me on my shoulder with the handle of this knife—my sister said, "Look out,
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You were not eating an apple.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. Before he struck me with the handle of the knife he had the knife in his hand, and I felt the thud—I do not think he did it with the intention of doing so much hurt as he did, but through being out of work, having a drop of drink and my provocation—he was a box car
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<hi rend="italic">J</hi>). In consequence of what I was told I went to 11, Urban Place at about 5.40 on September 14th—the prisoner's wife said that the prisoner had stabbed his son to the heart, and that he had been taken to the hospital by a friend—the prisoner replied, "I did it in self-defence; he struck me very hard; he is a beautiful son; he earns 24s. a week, and gives his mother 5s."—he had been drinking—when charged at the station he made no reply.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, said that he had been cutting an apple, and had no intention to stab his son.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">of unlawfully wounding</hi> </rs>.
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">To enter into recognizances to come up for judgment when called upon.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19011021-name-140" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BARTON</persName> </hi>. I am a carman, of 8, Alma Road, Stepney Green—on August 29th the prisoner, whom I know, hired a pony, barrow, and a set of harness at 10s. the first week and 5s. afterwards, and he was to pay 10s. the following Monday—on September 10th I made inquiries—I went to his address, and did not find him—on September 28th I saw my pony and barrow at St. Pancras Railway Station, sent up from Nottingham—he had told me he had started doing business round Tottenham with pickles, and he wanted the pony and trap to take pickles round—I had known him three years working in the pickle line.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I received a paper—I do not know your wife—I cannot read—you only paid me 5s.</p>
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<interp inst="t19011021-name-141" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK GIRDLER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant, H</hi>). In consequence of what I heard I went to Nottingham on Friday, October 11th, and found the prisoner detained—I told him I was a police officer, and should take him into custody, and back to London, on a warrant, which I read to him—he said, "I tried to sell the lot, because I got into difficulty."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You did not tell me a man tried to buy it—the pony was in a frightful condition—we sent it to London.</p>
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<interp inst="t19011021-name-142" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR GREGORY</persName> </hi>. I am a general dealer at Nottingham—on Septem
<lb/>ber 26th the prisoner came to me in Coal Pit Lane, Nottingham—he asked me to buy a pony, barrow, and harness—I said, "Are they your own articles?"—he said, "Yes," and jumped on the barrow and drove to the stables, and there I saw the pony, barrow, and harness, and he ran them</p>
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<hi rend="italic">claimed</hi> him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I sent a friend to bid £7—I did not tell you the pony was not worth 4d.—my horse and van did not follow you up the Derby Road—you had two Jews with you—they did not persuade me to give you £6 10s.—you did not say you did not want to sell it—I was with my own pony and cart when you were arrested—I offered £6 10s. at the finish, and went about my own business.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence on oath, said that he got into difficulties and was in want of money, but did not try to sell the pony, barrow, and harness, though pressed to do so; that he knew nothing about Tottenham, and that by the hiring agreement he was entitled to take them to Nottingham for the sale of his pickles.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, October</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd,</hi> 1901.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Bigham.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector, R</hi>). On August 14th I received this letter (A), dated August 12 th—I went with it and saw the prisoner—I told him I had received this letter—he said, "Yes"—I said, "You say you have purchased a revolver"—he said, "Yes"—I said, "Have you got a licence?"—he said, "Yes"—I pointed out to him the serious results which might follow if he was found with it in the streets, or at
<lb/>tempted to use it—he replied, "I shall only use blank cartridge"—I got this letter (B) of September 2nd—it is in the same writing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He seemed morose and quiet—he seemed to be suffer
<lb/>ing irom impaired health, and was somewhat eccentric—he has a hobby that trams and omnibuses are overloaded, and has written many letters to the police about overloading, in many cases, to my knowledge, without foundation—I know that the police moved some books from his lodgings.</p>
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<interp inst="t19011021-name-150" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS HANKS</persName> </hi>. I am chief inspector to the North Metropolitan Tramways Company—these letters were forwarded to the secretary of the company in course of time—I am the person named in the letter marked "A"—the prisoner has never personally spoken to me by way of complaint—so far ns I know, his complaints have no substance.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Sergeant, Y</hi>). At 5.30p.m. on Saturday, September 7th, I saw the prisoner on top of an omnibus in Seven Sisters Road—I got on to it, and said to the prisoner, "I am a police officer, and hold a warrant for your arrest for threatening to shoot Mr. Hanks"—I got hold of his hands, and Inspector Martin came up and took a revolver from his right hand pocket; he struggled slightly—we took him to Hornsey Road Police-station, where I examined the revolver—it had six chambers, and was fully loaded—I afterwards went to the prisoner's residence, 67, Marl
<lb/>borough Road, and searched his room—I found a box with 44 revolver cartridges in it, which fitted the revolver, two boxes of breech caps, and a box of air-gun shot—the prisoner was charged at Newington Police-station—in answer to the charge he said, "I did not do anything of the kind."</p>
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<interp inst="t19011021-name-152" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MARTIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector, N</hi>). I was with New when the prisoner was apprehended—when New spoke to him he put his hand into his right-hand coat pocket—I took this revolver from him (
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> At his premises I found 20 note-books filled with complaints about the ill-treatment of horses—I had not seen the prisoner before he was arrested.</p>
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<interp inst="t19011021-name-153" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SCOTT</persName> </hi>. I am the Medical Officer at Holloway Prison—the prisoner was received there on September 9th—since then I have had him under special observation—I consider he is now of unsound mind—at the time he wrote the letters I do not think he appreciated the quality of his act, and did not know he was doing wrong—it is from what I have personally seen of him that I form my opinion.</p>
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<interp inst="t19011021-name-156" type="given" value="LAVINIA"/>LAVINIA MILLS</persName> </hi>. I live at 3, Bedfordbury—I have been living with the prisoner—I had a child; it was two years old—on September 5th I went out about 9 p.m.—when I left, the child was in bed, and the prisoner was eating his supper—he was a salesman in Covent Garden—I returned about 11 p.m.—the prisoner was not there then, nor was the child—I have not seen it since—that morning the prisoner's eyes looked very strange—I asked him if he had been drinking—he said he had not—he went and looked at his eyes in the glass—he had been a teetotaler for some months—I never saw him unkind to the child—the day before he had bought a toy for him, and had taken him out without me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner has always been very strange ever since I have known him—he has always been very melancholy—he always imagined he had some complaint—once he bought a razor, saying that he was going to commit suicide—I threw it out of the window—he has always treated the child with great kindness, and has been fond of it—he told me that some men had made a remark to him about his eyes.</p>
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<interp inst="t19011021-name-157" type="given" value="TRYPHENA"/>TRYPHENA DIMBELBY</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, and live at 3, Bedfordbury, on the second floor—the prisoner lived on the floor above me—on the even
<lb/>ing of September 5th I heard a great noise overhead—it was a kind of hammering—I went up to ask the prisoner what was the matter—I knocked at his door—he said, "What do you want?"—I said, "If this noise con
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<interp inst="t19011021-name-158" type="given" value="LOUISA"/>LOUISA CHAUVERRE</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of George Chauverre, a
<hi rend="italic">chef,</hi> living at 3, Bedfordbury, on the fourth floor, over the prisoner—I heard a noise of hammering on September 5th, about between 9.30 and 9.45 p.m.; I heard a child scream—I heard Mrs. Dimbelby go to the door—the noise continued, and the child cried again—I and my husband went down to the door—my husband knocked, and as the prisoner would not answer, my husband broke the door open and we went in—the child had stopped scream
<lb/>ing then, it was lying on an armchair—it had no clothes on, and the prisoner was standing over it stark naked—he seemed to be banging it with his two fists as hard as he could—before we went down I heard him say, "Will you be a good boy now?"—we went for the police—he did not take any notice of us when we went in, but when we came oat he looked at us and shut the doors—I was present when the constable went in—the prisoner had washed up the floor, and had put a dressing gown on—the child was in front of him, and he was looking at it—I did not notice what was on the floor before it was washed; I was too excited.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He did not take any notice of us when we first went in.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">E</hi>). I was summoned to Bedfordbury on September 5th, about 9.45 p.m.—I went into the prisoner's room, he was in his dressing gown, and nothing else—the child was lying on the floor—I asked the prisoner what he had been doing—he said, "I have done it, I have done it; it was my wish it should be done"—I looked round to see if I could see any knife—the child moved, and I bent down to see if it was alive, and the prisoner jumped up and said he was going—we had a struggle—he was very violent—I blew my whistle and got assistance—I took him to the station just as he was.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He made a lot of rambling statements which I could not follow—he was worse at the station than he was when I arrested him—at the station he was like a madman—he had no control over himself.</p>
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<interp inst="t19011021-name-160" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES GRAY</persName> </hi> (411
<hi rend="italic">C</hi>). I was summoned to 3, Bedfordbury shortly before 10 p.m. on September 5th—I found a child there and took it to King's College Hospital—it was bleeding from the head and mouth—it appeared to have been washed—it was just moving when I picked it up off the floor—I did not feel it move until I got to the hospital, when it seemed to draw itself up and straighten out again.</p>
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<interp inst="t19011021-name-161" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT JAKES</persName> </hi>. I am House Surgeon at Kings College Hospital—the deceased was brought to me by the last witness about 10 p.m. on September 5th—it was then dead—there was a cut on the scalp; a piece had been cut clean out, about the size of a florin; both sides of the face were very much bruised, part of the nose and upper lip had been torn away, and one of the front teeth knocked out—I made a
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<hi rend="italic">Inspector, E</hi>). I was present when the prisoner was brought to Bow Street Police-station on the night of September 5th—he was extremely violent; it took five or six policemen to hold him—I charged him with the murder of his child—he said, "I did it for the child's good"—he afterwards said, "I did it; I thought I was doing it for the child's good"—then he remarked, "Me kill my child! I love my baby; wilful murder! you must be mad; I thought the baby had a nerve, so I bit it through the mouth and on the top of the head to do it good."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> In my opinion he was out of his mind when he was brought in.</p>
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<interp inst="t19011021-name-163" type="given" value="LOUISA"/>LOUISA GREEN</persName> </hi>. I live at 49, Heaton Road, Peckham Rye.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known the prisoner for some time—he was very excitable and funny in his way—I remember his threatening to commit suicide—once he said that if a doctor was not sent for he was afraid he should do something violent—he always treated the child with great kindness.</p>
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<interp inst="t19011021-name-164" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SCOTT</persName> </hi>. I am Medical Officer at Holloway Prison—I saw the prisoner on the evening of September 6th, and daily since—I think he is of unsound mind—I think he was insane on September 5th, and did not know the nature of his acts.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19011021-748-offence-1 t19011021-name-166"/>Florence Manning</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DRUMMOND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19011021-749-offence-1 t19011021-name-168"/>George Neville</persName>, with intent to murder him.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BUTLER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<persName id="t19011021-name-169" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19011021-name-169" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE NEVILLE</persName> </hi>. I live at Croydon Street, and am the prisoner's husband—we have been married 15 years—I am a cabman—on August 22nd I went home about 10.45 a.m.—as my wife had been rather strange, I took to night work that week.—when I got home I found things not as they ought to be—I asked my wife to make the front room bed—I fell asleep on the children's bed in the back room—I woke up and saw my wife standing over me—I felt a warm sensation on my chest—I put my hands up to my neck—I sat up in bed and said, "Good God, Nell! you have stabbed me"—she put her arms round me, and I was off the bed in an instant—I struggled with her—I caught hold of her wrist, as she had a knife in it—I tried to shout for help—we fell into an armchair—I got the knife from her, and made for the door—while we were struggling I shouted out, "You drop the knife, or you will cut yourself"—on the land
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<p>my wife has gone mad, and she will kill the child"—my wife could hear that because I shouted it out—I heard someone shout out, "The door is locked"—I heard the door go, then I heard a terrible scream—I went back—I thought the child might be hurt—I saw my wife facing the others, cutting her throat with a carving knife—I did not remember any more till I was in a surgery in Crawford Street—I have attended at St. Mary's Hospital since—my wife had not been in the habit of waking up at night except to take snuff.</p>
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<interp inst="t19011021-name-170" type="given" value="PHILLIP"/>PHILLIP HEAD</persName> </hi>. I am a surgeon, and attended the prosecutor on August 22nd, about 3.30 p.m.—he called at my surgery with a cloth round his neck, which was bleeding—he was suffering from an incised wound on the left side of his neck, about 3/4 in.long and 1/2 in. or 3/4 in. deep, just over the vertebral column—I went to 3, Croydon Street, and found the prisoner on the floor; a towel had been wrapped round her neck by the police, who had shown forethought in doing so—she had a wound about 3in. long in her neck, dividing the air passages, but the large vessels were intact—this knife (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) would produce the wound in the prosecutor's throat—the wound in the prisoner's throat was jagged at the edge.</p>
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<interp inst="t19011021-name-171" type="given" value="VINCENT"/>VINCENT NESFIELD</persName> </hi>. I am House Surgeon at St. Mary's Hospital—the prisoner was admitted there on August 22nd—she had a wound in her throat—she was very nearly dead—she remained in the hospital about a month—she recovered in about a fortnight, but she was very morose, and hardly ever spoke.</p>
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<interp inst="t19011021-name-172" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN WILCOX</persName> </hi>. I live at 3, Croydon Street—I have known the prisoner and her husband nearly three years—on the afternoon of August 22nd I heard the prosecutor come downstairs—he spoke to me, and I went upstairs—the prisoner's door was closed—I screamed for assistance—my daughter came up—we got the door open, and I saw the prisoner in the room cutting her throat with this knife (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—I took hold of her, and put her on a chair and bandaged her throat—a constable came and took her away.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19011021-name-173" type="given" value="ROSE"/>ROSE KEIGHLY</persName> </hi>. I am the daughter of the last witness, and live at 3, Croydon Street—I went up after my mother, and opened this door on August 22nd—I saw the prisoner standing with this knife in her throat.</p>
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<interp inst="t19011021-name-174" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GODFREY</persName> </hi> (187
<hi rend="italic">D</hi>). On August 22nd I heard screams, and went to 3, Croydon Street—I found the prisoner sitting in a chair, bleed
<lb/>ing from a wound in her throat, and being attended to by Mrs. Wilcox—I sent for Dr. Head—she was taken to St. Mary's Hospital.</p>
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<interp inst="t19011021-name-175" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY CANDLER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector, D</hi>). I went to 3, Croydon Street, and found the prisoner lying in the passage, bleeding from her throat—I obtained a cloth and bound it up—a doctor arrived, and under his instructions I put her into a cab, and took her to St. Mary's Hospital—on the way she straggled violently and tore the bandage from her throat—I caught hold of her throat and held it, and said, "Who
<hi rend="italic">done</hi> that?"—she said, "I
<hi rend="italic">done</hi> it myself, but it was all through my husband"—I returned to the house, searched the room, and found this shoemaker's knife on the table in the front room—there was a pool of blood in the room, and also in the bed-room—this carving knife was found and handed to me by the husband—I examined the door of the front room—the key was inside the door, but I</p>
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<p>think the door was fastened with a small button higher up—the prisoner made no reply when she was charged.</p>
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<interp inst="t19011021-name-176" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19011021-name-176" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SCOTT</persName> </hi>. I am the Medical Officer at Holloway Prison—I did not see the prisoner till October 1st—I have seen her since till the present time—she has been more or less depressed in mind—there is no actual evidence of delusions, but she has been listless and apathetic—she states that her father died from epileptic fits—I do not think she knew she was doing wrong when she attacked her husband.</p>
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<interp inst="t19011021-name-177" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE NEVILL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I know that my wife's sister was
<hi rend="italic">taken away</hi> by a religious mania—she is back now—she was taken away by the Chelsea authorities three or four years ago—she is 21 now—my wife's brother had a complaint come over him for women—he attacked an aunt—he was taken away for a time—my wife's grandmother died in an asylum—I had not been quarrelling with my wife—we have six children; the eldest is 15—all
<hi rend="italic">bar</hi> one live at home.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">but insane at the time</hi> </rs>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WALLACE HENRY THORPE</hi> (18)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19011021-750-offence-1 t19011021-name-179"/>Clara Gosnold</persName>, with intent to do her grievous bodily harm;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to attempting to murder himself.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">He received a good character.—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-750-19011021 t19011021-750-punishment-41"/>Twelve months in the second division</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19011021-751-offence-1 t19011021-name-181"/>Harriett Coventry</persName>, with intent to burn her. Other counts with intent to maim her or to do her grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SANDS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FULTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19011021-name-182" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19011021-name-182" type="given" value="HARRIETT"/>HARRIETT COVENTRY</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Edward Coventry, and am employed as caterer by Messrs. Cassell, the printers and publishers—I have been with them 19 years—this summer Mrs. Emma Young, the pri
<lb/>soner's wife, came into my service as cook—on September 5th I left Cassell's with Mrs. Young about 6 p.m.—we were going through Seacoal Lane, when we met the prisoner—he opened his coat, and said he would do for me or for us; I cannot remember exactly—I had received some letters from him; and in consequence I applied for a warrant, which was granted—on September 10th I was going home again with Mrs. Young down Seacoal Lane about 6 p.m.—the prisoner came over from behind a watchman's box—he said something to his wife, then went like that with a bottle—I ran into a shop, and a policeman took me to the hospital—I was in dreadful pain—the liquid struck me across my eyes, and ran down my face; it burns now.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner appeared to be sober—I did not know him—I do not know anything of his family history—his wife always said that he was a very bad man—I have never heard anything against her.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19011021-name-183" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19011021-name-183" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GRORGE COONEY</persName> </hi>. I live at 3, Bloomsbury Court, and am a watchman in the Strand Electric Light Company—on September 10th I was outside my watch-box watching some works in Seacoal Lane—I saw Mrs. Coventry and Mrs. Young pass me—I heard a feeble scream just after
<lb/>wards, and saw the females rushing towards Farringdon Street—the prisoner dashed something on the ground, which proved to be a bottle—</p>
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<p>he came towards me—I said, "What have you been doing to the females?"—he said, "They are drunk"—I said, "I don't agree that they are drunk; you will have to stop here"—I handed him over to a carman—I went to the place where he had thrown something away; it was about four yards, from my shelter—I found a bottle in pieces—there was no bottle at my box at all.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It would not be possible for anybody to put anything into my box without my seeing them—there are always people on duty in the daytime.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19011021-name-184" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19011021-name-184" type="given" value="BERTRAM"/>BERTRAM STURCH</persName> </hi> (179,
<hi rend="italic">City</hi>). I was called to Seacoal Lane on Sep
<lb/>tember 10th about 6 p.m.—I saw the prisoner being held there by a civilian—I took him into custody, and then went with him to a stationer's shop, where I saw the two women—they stated, in the prisoner's presence, that he had thrown something over them from a bottle, which hurt very much—he replied, "Yes, I hope you have enough now"—I handed him. over to another constable, put the two women into a cab, and took them to St, Bartholomew's Hospital.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19011021-name-185" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19011021-name-185" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19011021-name-185" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES MOODY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector</hi>). The prisoner's wife was brought to the station on September 10th, about 8 p.m.—the prisoner was there in custody—I told him he would be charged with throwing some corrosive fluid over two people; he replied, "I thought it was empty," referring to the bottle, "but it does not matter"—he gave me two statements and said, "Read these, and you will see how the matters stand"—"B"
<hi rend="italic">read:</hi> "I am driven mad, and whatever the result, let Mrs. Coventry have the credit; I expect this will be found on my body, and if Mrs. Coventry is still alive may her beastly conscience, if she has one, sting her to death; I do not want them to have anything except an everlasting remembrance." "A"
<hi rend="italic">read:</hi> "The Bell, Borough Market. I am afraid of myself. This morning, September 9th, I am consuming the eighth glass before 5 o'clock. Great God! send the end quickly,"—the prisoner said, "I took the bottle from the watchman's box in the lane; I did not know what was in it; I used it to frighten them"—he smelled of drink—I saw some pieces of a bottle—I gave them to the doctor at the hospital—inside the envelope addressed to Mrs. Coventry is written, "Not done yet; bring me to Court as soon as you like, you filthy cow."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not find a letter on the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19011021-name-186" type="witnessName">
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<lb/>mew's Hospital—Mrs. Coventry was brought there on September 10th—she had some burns on the right side of her face round the eye, and it appeared that some corrosive fluid had trickled down her face and burnt it to the chin; her clothes and hands were burnt also—I thought at the time that her eyes were affected; it appears some of the fluid had gone into her eyes, but had been diluted by the tears—there will be a permanent injury, and unless an operation is performed the will lose her sight, as she cannot close her right eye—the bottle contained strong vitriol.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, on oath, said that he had no recollection of throwing the bottle; that he had been drinking very heavily, and that he could not account for the bottle being in his possession.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, October</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd,</hi> 1901.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Commissioner L. Smith, K.C.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by West fall.</hi> I had a bag and stick in my hand—I was not under the influence of drink—I saw the woman after you stole my chain; she had hold of my coat—you acknowledged to taking my chain.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
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<join result="nameAlias" targOrder="Y" targets="t19011021-name-193 t19011021-alias-4"/>George Storms</rs> </persName>. Other convictions of felony were also proved against him.—
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