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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020210-name-2" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER BUCKLER</persName>,</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, February 10th, 1902, and following days,</p>
<p>Before the Right Hon.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">M.P., LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; the Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t19020210-name-6" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER WILKIN</persName> </hi>, K.C.M.G.; and Sir
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<interp inst="t19020210-name-12" type="given" value="ALBERT FREDERICK"/>ALBERT FREDERICK BOSANQUET</persName> </hi>, Esq., K.C., Common Serjeant of the said City; and
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<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19020210-name-16" type="given" value="FRANCIS ROBERT MIDDLETON"/>FRANCIS ROBERT MIDDLETON PHILLIPS</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020210-name-17" type="given" value="JOSEPH DAVID"/>JOSEPH DAVID LANGTON</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">DIMSDALE, MAYOR. FOURTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—a dagger</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, February</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1902.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALFRED SMITH</hi> (36)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19020210-161-offence-1 t19020210-name-33"/>William Thomas Rapley</persName>, and stealing from him a watch and other articles his property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DE MICHELE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19020210-name-34" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS RAPLEY</persName> </hi>. I live at 66, Montholm Road, Wandsworth Common, and am a traveller to an electrical engineer—on January 11th I went with my father and a Mr. Brown to an electrical exhibition at the Aquarium—we left about 11.40 p.m., and when we were about 20 yards up Chappel Street eight or ten men rushed out of a court—my hat was knocked off by the prisoner, and he hustled roe about with the rest of them and struck at me with his fist—I fell down—I got up and was knocked down again, and one man stuck a knife through my umbrella and into my coat—someone stole my watch and chain, a sovereign case with £3 in gold in it, and a cigar cutter—Mr. Brown called for the police, and they came almost directly—I followed the prisoner about 50 yards and asked a police
<lb/>man to arrest him—I was about two yards from him then—I never lost sight of him from the time he knocked my hat off till he was taken—I have since seen part of the chain—I am sure the prisoner is the man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> The watch was in the road, and my friend called my attention to it—I did not look for it till after the police
<lb/>man had you—the face of the watch was broken before—it was valueless—I picked it up and handed it to the policeman—it is in the same condition now as it was before I was robbed—there was no glass to it.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020210-name-35" type="given" value="CLYDE HENRY"/>CLYDE HENRY BROWN</persName> </hi>. I live at 10, Banner Road, Balham—I am traveller for an electrical firm—I was with the prosecutor on January 11th—we went through Chappel Street after we left the Aquarium—nine or ten men came up and knocked Mr. Rapley, senr., and Mr. Rapley, julr., down—two men attacked me—the prisoner was one of them—I defended myself with my umbrella—the prisoner then went to Mr. Rapley, junr., and knocked his hat off—Mr. Rapley, senr., was knocked down while trying to defend himself with his stick—Mr. Rapley, junr.'s, watch fell to the ground—I cannot say how far he was from the prisoner then—I saw Mr. Rapley, senr., try to strike one of the men—I called for the police—the men disappeared—I saw one of them drop the watch on the kerbstone—when the prisoner was taken into custody he was walking towards St. James' Park Station, 40 or 50 yards from where the robbery took place—I saw the prosecutor defending himself with an umbrella.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020210-name-36" type="given" value="HENRY THOMAS"/>HENRY THOMAS RAPLEY</persName> </hi>. I am a baker, of 22, Daffield Street, Batter
<lb/>sea—I was with my son on January 11th, and went along Chappel Street about 11.50—eight or nine men rushed out on us—nothing was said—I fought two of them—I was ultimately knocked down, and I did not know anything more—I was rendered partly insensible—I am 60 years old—I was struck on the side of my head—I heard Mr. Brown call out "Police" and "Murder"—when I got up I
<hi rend="italic">see</hi> my son collar the prisoner, and I saw him strike at my son's bat.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020210-name-37" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BLOOMFIELD</persName> </hi> (229
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi>) About midnight on January 11th I was on duty in Chappel Street—I heard some shouting of "Police"—I went in the direction of the cries—I saw the prosecutor following the prisoner round the corner of St. Ermine's Hill, about two yards behind him—he</p>
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<p>said to me, "This man has stole my watch and chain"—I said, "Are you sure this is the man?"—he said, "Positive"—I took the prisoner into custody—he said, "I know nothing about it"—as I went back I met Brown and the prosecutor's father—Brown said in the prisoner's presence, "This is one of the men"—the prisoner said, "I know nothing about it"—I said, "How many were there?"—he said, "Seven or eight"—I said, "Are you quite sure this is one of the men?"—he said, "Positive."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his dejence, said that he was coming home from market
<lb/>ing at Strutton Ground; that he saw the prosecutor and his father and Mr. Brown with three or four other men flourishing their sticks and umbrellas; that the prosecutor came up to him and said he had knocked his hat off and was implicated in the robbery; that he went away then, as he did not want to be mixed up in it, when the constable came and arrested him.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">J. BLOOMFIELD</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). The prisoner had about 1 lb. of beef in his pocket wrapped up in paper.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19020210-161-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">The police said that the prisoner had been employed at one place for five years—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FRANCIS MARLEY</hi> (45)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19020210-162-offence-1 t19020210-name-39"/>Josephine Harriett George</persName>, his wife being alive.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. A. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19020210-name-40" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BROWN</persName> </hi>. I am the Registrar for Deaths and Marriages for the Garbles district at Glasgow—my official address is 50, Nicholson Street, Glasgow—I have been a registrar for 27 years, and I am cognisant with the law upon the subject—I produce the original schedule of marriage signed at the time of the marriage—the female could not write her name, so it was attested—it shows a marriage on December 27th, 1875, at St. John's Chapel, Glasgow, between Francis Marley, wood sawyer, bachelor, of Egleton Street, Glasgow, and Rose, daughter of Charles and Margaret Doherty—she signed with a cross—this shows a valid marriage according to the laws of Scotland.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020210-name-41" type="given" value="EFFIE PENMAN"/>EFFIE PENMAN MARLEY</persName> </hi>. I live at 49, Grafton Road, Kentish Town, with my mother Rose Marley—the prisoner is my father—as far as I can remember, it is nine years since he lived at home with my mother—I have lived with my mother all that time—my father has come home on different occasions during that time—for the first four years he used to come home once a week—lam 19 now—after the first four years he would come once in six months and then perhaps twice in the same week—I do not know when he last came—he came last year—I know his writing—this signature on this marriage schedule is his—my mother's father's name was Charles Doherty—my grandmother's name on my father's side was Margaret Flyn—when my father married my mother he was a sawyer—he was afterwards an engineer—I say he was a sawyer because it is on the marriage certificate, and I have heard him talking about the different saws at the mills to my brother, who is a coffin maker—my mother is here—he can only sign her name—I taught her to do so about six months ago—she is an attendant at some public baths—I am a type-writer.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> There was a mutual separation between you and mother—you sent her 15s. a week first, then 10s, then 7s. 6d. then 5s. a week—you were at home till a month or so ago.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020210-name-42" type="given" value="JOSEPHINE HARRIETT"/>JOSEPHINE HARRIETT GEORGE</persName> </hi>. I went through the form of marriage with the prisoner on April 5th, 1890, at St. Mary's Church, Newington—this is the certificate of the marriage—I was not aware that he had been married in Scotland—I first learned it when the officer came—I left him in December because he got so drunk and was so violent—there was a child of the marriage, but it died.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I left you five times on account of your violence and drunkenness.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020210-name-43" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK WEST</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective C.</hi>) On December 6th the prisoner came to Great Marlborough Street Police Station and said he wished to give himself up for committing bigamy with a woman named Josephine Harriet George, at St. Mary's Church, Kennington Park Road—he was under the influence of drink—he was charged and made a statement in reply—(
<hi rend="italic">This stated that when he married Josephine George she knew that he had a wife alive, and he had given himself up because he was tired of this hanging over him.</hi>)—after he had made that statement he said he wished to with-draw what he had said about his second wife knowing that he was a married man.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I did not know that the prisoner had a wife living when I married him, or I should not have done so.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, said that he thought when his daughter was born the law did not hold him to his wife; that he could not live with her; and that he believed he was entitled to marry again.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19020210-162-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-162-19020210 t19020210-162-punishment-7"/>Eighteen months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday and Tuesday, February</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">th and</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1902.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19020210-name-46" type="given" value="REBECCA"/>REBECCA WISE</persName> </hi>. I am a tobacconist of 66, Bow Road—on January 9th, between 4 and 5 p.m., the prisoner came in for an ounce of shag, price 4d—he gave me a shilling—I put it in the till with other silver, and gave him the change—there were no shillings in the till, only florins and sixpences—a policeman soon afterwards came in, and I found a shilling there—I gave it to him—I had not taken any other shilling—I put a cross on it—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—here is my mark—I saw several men at the police station that evening, and picked the prisoner out from them.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The coin was called a shilling in the Indictment.</hi>)—I bit it, and it was bad—he paid for the candles, and I gave him back the coin.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19020210-name-48" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES PARSONS</persName> </hi> (10
<hi rend="italic">K.R.</hi>) On January 9th, a few minutes before six p.m., I was on duty in Mile End Road, in uniform, and saw the prisoner with another man, who went into Mr. Finch's shop, and the</p>
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<interp inst="t19020210-name-49" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of coin to H.M. Mint—this marked coin is counterfeit—I also examined 15 counterfeit florins from three different moulds—three of them are from the same mould as the one uttered.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, said that he received the coins and cigarettes from a man whom he met and who offered him work.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19020210-163-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FRANCIS DARVILLE</hi> (25)</persName>,
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ARTHUR JONES</hi> (22)</persName>, and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ADA CROCKER</hi> (23)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. E. P. CLARKE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Reid</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for Darville, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
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<interp inst="t19020210-name-55" type="given" value="INA"/>INA HADDRICK</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Arthur Haddrick, of 32, Ferndale Road, Dalston—on Sunday, December 15th, I left the house about 11 a.m., leaving this forget-me-not brooch safe (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—I came back. About 10.30 p.m. and met Mr. and Mrs. Hammond, who were staying in the house, outside the station—we all went home together, and could not get in—my husband went nest door and got over the wall—we found the house in disorder upstairs—a. drawer in my room, which I had left locked, had been forced open—I missed two silver watches, two pins, and a gold seal—another watch was taken from the watch case and two gold bracelets from another drawer—I gave information to the police and a description—I identify this brooch—the police brought it to me about a week later—this (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) is Mrs. Hammond's brooch.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020210-name-56" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE HAMMOND</persName> </hi>. I live with my husband at 32, Ferndale Road—on December 15th we went out at 5 o'clock, leaving no one in the house—my husband closed the front door, leaving it on the latch—we came back about 9.15 and could not get in—we went for a walk and waited till Mr. and Mrs. Haddrick came, and my husband went with Mr. Haddrick through the next house and over the wall and got in—when I got in I missed a brooch, a diamond ring, and several articles of jewelery—this brooch is mine—I know it because the top of it slides backwards and forwards—the police showed it to me two days before Christmas—I have not seen the other things since.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020210-name-57" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HALL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman N.</hi>) On Sunday, December 15th, about 10 o'clock, I was near the White Lion public house, High Street, Islington, and saw the four prisoners there—I had seen them together before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. I first heard that they were in custody on the 17th, when I saw them at the police court at Clerkenwell—I have known Reid three or four months, but have never spoken to him—I have seen him six or eight times—I have met him in the street and in public houses.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>. I only gave evidence once at the police court—there may have been three remands, but we were all ordered out of Court.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>. Ferndale Road, Dalston, is about two miles from St. James's.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I have seen Reid seven or eight times in six weeks, and with the others several times—it was shortly after ten on the evening of the 16th, about two miles from Ferndale Road.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant J.</hi>) On—December 28th this
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> was handed to me, and I took it to Ferndale Road—I had been there on the 16th and found that an entry had been effected by forcing the front door with some blunt instrument—the marks on the door corres
<lb/>pond with the
<hi rend="italic">jemmy.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>. There may be a legitimate use for a thing of this kind—they are sometimes used for opening packing cases, but then they generally have a notch in them—any instrument of the same kind would make the same marks if it was the same width—the marks are rather broader at one end—any instrument of this kind which had been used would wear in this way and make marks of this kind.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020210-name-59" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK PIKE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant P.</hi>) On December 16th, about 5.15, I was in Percival Street, Goswell Road, with Blackmore, Forth, and Murrell, disguised very roughly—the four prisoners came down Percival Street together—there is a refiner's shop in the street, kept by a man named Small, and the Shakespere is opposite—they looked into Smith's shop, but a man wearing an apron went in and the prisoners went off together to Northampton Square—Crocker came back first and looked into Smith's shop and went back to the square, and I heard her say something—they then all came outside the Shakespere, and Darville and Reid entered Smith's shop by the side entry in Percival Street—their pockets were bulky—they stayed 10 minutes and came out and joined the other two—I was
<hi rend="italic">laying up</hi> against the public house window—I saw Darville with a gold watch and silver one—he handed them to Reid and said, "Put them with the others until we can
<hi rend="italic">do them in</hi>"—they all went to the ivy public house, Goswell Road—I went in and the three other officers stopped outside—when I got in they were drinking together, and I heard Jones say, "We won't cut it up here, we will wait for the others "; Darville said, "Oh, you know it is all right with me"—I went out and returned with the other officers, and said, "We are police officers, we are going to arrest you for loitering and having watches in your possession"—they made a rush to the door immediately—we took hold of them; they resisted and fought for their liberty—I saw Forth take this
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> from Jones' inside coat-pocket—I threw my whistle</p>
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<p>over to the barman and said, "Blow this, please"—he did so, and assistance came—we took them to the station—they were violent all the way—at the station I saw Blackmore take from Reid a gold watch, and Darville handed him three silver ones—Reid said that he got the watches from a man named Jones to clean—the Inspector asked him where Jones lived—he said, "I don't know, I met him at the Belvedere"—the watches were all clean, they did not require cleaning—£1 17s. was found on Darville and a metal Albert chain without a watch—Reid, Jones, and Crocker refused to give their addresses—Darville gave his address at Bolt Court—he afterwards said to me, "You mean to
<hi rend="italic">bag</hi> me this time, if you get me out of this I will give you some valuable information."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. It was 5.20 when I first saw them on December 16th—it was rather dark—there are shops and private houses there, but the public houses were lit up—Smith is here—I used these notes at the police court, and I looked at them before I came in here—I was lying up against the public house window in an attitude suitable to my clothes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>. I was standing about 10 yards off when Reid went into Smith's shop—I was alone, outside the public house—there was no traffic in the road—it was dark—they were all four together—when Darville was placed for identification next day, Smith refused to pick him out—he said, "I do not see anyone there I saw last, night," but he did not look at him—my note says, "He went into the room, took a hurried look round, and said sarcastically, "I don't see any
<lb/>one there I saw last night"—about 13 people were there—he changed his clothes—the inspector on duty was present, and I believe Inspector Martin—Darville gave a false address, Francis Darville, 1
<hi rend="italic">a</hi>, Parkhill Street, Islington—Mr. Fee is the landlord there—he is not here—Darville's wife lives there with a man named Ray, a housebreaker, as man and wife—I know that from my own observation—I have been in the house and seen her and followed her, but never spoke to her—there may have been 100 or 150 people outside the public house when the arrest took place—I did not hear Darville say that if any officer in uniform would come up he would go quietly.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>. I had been on special duty there two or three weeks—I did not know Jones before; I have made enquiries about him, Crocker was one of his names—I have heard that he and the prisoner Crocker lived together as man and wife.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Smith was not called before the Magistrate—he is not here at my request—I know him; Sly is one of his names—I have no doubt that Darville is the man I saw go into the shop—the address he gave is a rag shop—he was not living there when he was arrested—I had kept the rag shop under observation and saw him visit it from October 19th to the first week in November, but not since—he has lived in that house as George Slater; that is not his right name—Jones has also gone by the names of Williams, Crocker, Ellis, and Andrews.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020210-name-60" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BLACKMORE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman P.</hi>) On December 16th I was with the other officers in Percival Street and saw the four prisoners—they went into Northampton Square—Pike followed them—Crocker came back and looked into Smith's, the refiner's shop, and then Darville and Reid went</p>
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<p>in and came out, rejoined the others outside the Shakspere, and all four went to the Ivydale public house, Goswell Road—Pike followed them in and came out in a short time, and we both went in with Frost and Murrell—the four prisoners were drinking at the bar—Superintendent Pike told them he should arrest them for loitering and having watches in their possession—they made a rush to the door—they were very violent, and the house had to be closed for a time—we got assistance and took them to the station—I searched Reid and found three silver watches, one gold watch, a silver brooch, and four pieces of metal—it is the forget-me-not brooch that—I call the silver brooch—there was also a metal box, a pipe, a card case, two pieces of candle, a knife, a dagger, and 9/6—the Inspector asked Reid to account for the watches—he said, "I got these from a man named Jones to clean, but I do not know where he lives."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. I was immediately outside the Ivydale when the prisoners went in—they all walked in a row—we were behind them—Smith's shop is about 200 yards from the Ivydale—I saw Pike leaning against the public house window for a few minutes while the prisoners were having a conversation.—I was eight or ten yards from him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>. I distinctly saw Darville go into Smith's shop—I cannot say where Pike was then.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I do not know whether these four pieces are Britannia metal or silver.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020210-name-61" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES FROST</persName> </hi> (426
<hi rend="italic">N</hi>). On December 16th, about 5.15, I was with other officers in Percival Street, Goswell Road, and saw the prisoners go to Smith's shop—I followed them into the Ivydale public house, touched Jones on his shoulder, and said, "You are a house breaker, give me the stick"—he said "No, you have made a mistake"—I put my hand in his left jacket pocket and brought forth this instrument (
<hi rend="italic">The jemmy</hi>)—this is the stick—I took hold of his coat—he struggled for the door—I said, "If you don't keep quiet I shall have to hit you," he still struggled, and I hit him with my fist—other officers arrived, and he "was taken to the station with the others.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>. I took hold of him first by his sleeve and then by his collar.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">N</hi>). On the night of December 16th I was on duty in Percival Street, Goswell Road, and saw the four prisoners—they went to Northampton Square; the woman came back first and looked into Smith's, a jeweller's shop, and went back, and they all went and stood by a public house opposite Smith's shop—Darville and Reid went into Smith's shop and came out and joined Crocker and Jones, and they all went to the Ivydale public house—Pike followed them in, and I followed him and assisted at the arrest, which was a very rough proceed
<lb/>ing—after Crocker had been searched at the station, the officer asked her to account for the "stuff" that was found on her—she said, "You will find out where I got it from, it will take you all your time."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19020210-name-63" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH ROWE</persName> </hi>. I am female searcher at the City Road police station—on December 16th, about 7 p.m., I searched Crocker and found in her bosom nine rings, one of which was a diamond one, a diamond pin, a gold Albert chain with a £2 piece attached, a chain bracelet, a gold</p>
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<p>brooch and in a purse some little green stones like emeralds—she pulled some of them out herself, and handed me her purse, which had two receipts in it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">F. PIKE</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). We cannot find out where Crocker was living when the others were arrested—I do not know where Jones was living—I know that Jones and Crocker were living at White Horse Lane, Hackney Wick, as man and wife, but they are not, as far as I know, though I cannot prove it—Jones gave his name as Jones when arrested, and Crocker the name of Crocker.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Crocker here stated that she was guilty of receiving the brooch found on her knowing it to have been stolen, and the Jury returned that verdict.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19020210-name-64" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BLACKMORE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). The forget-me-not brooch is the one I spoke of as the silver one—it is Mrs. Haddrick's.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">INA</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HADDRICK</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by</hi> Mr. Purcell). On the night my house was broken into I prepared a list of the property we missed so far as we could tell—a forget-me-not brooch was not in the list—I had not worn it for more than 12 months—it was a gift to me—it is not of much value—in small jewelers' shops you can see a lot of them—this (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) is the one I lost—I am positive of that—it has a piece of enamel off one of the forget-me-nots—I stamped on it—mine had a bent pin like this.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">F. PIKE</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I have tested the four pieces of metal found on Reid—they are all silver, but two pieces are of better quality than the others—I have had experience in testing metal; I was a pawnbrokers' assistant before I joined the police force—some other stuff which is not silver is mixed with it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Reid received a good character.</hi>)</p>
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<interp inst="t19020210-164-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Darville then</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at Guildhall on January 5th, 1895, and seven oilier convictions were proved against him; and Jones to a conviction of felony at the North London Police Court on March 29th, 1901, and three other convictions were proved against him.</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">REID</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">DARVILLE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JONES</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CROCKER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def4-164-19020210 t19020210-164-punishment-12"/>Three years' penal servitude.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The police were highly commended by the Court, the Jury, and the Grand Jury for the way they had captured the prisoners.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to stealing a pin, a collarette, and £3, the property of
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to stealing five rings and a bracelet, the property of
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<hi rend="italic">Six other convictions were proved against her.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-167-19020210 t19020210-167-punishment-15"/>Five years' penal servitude.</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t19020210-167-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to obtaining an automatic machine by false pretences from
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to forging and uttering a request for the delivery of an automatic machine.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">A former conviction was proved against him.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-168-19020210 t19020210-168-punishment-16"/>Six months' hard labour</rs> </hi>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19020210-169-offence-1 t19020210-name-78"/>J. Defries & Son</persName>. </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-169-19020210 t19020210-169-punishment-17"/>Three months' hard labour</rs> </hi>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-169-19020210 t19020210-169-punishment-18"/>Twenty-eight days' hard labour.</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t19020210-169-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> And</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">DAVID WILLIAMS</hi> (28)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19020210-16-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, to stealing two over coats, the property of
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<interp inst="t19020210-name-80" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19020210-16-offence-1 t19020210-name-80"/>John Theodore Andy</persName>; having been convicted of felony at this Court on April 22nd, 1901. </rs>
<hi rend="italic">Two other convictions were proved against him.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-16-19020210 t19020210-16-punishment-19"/>Eighteen months' hard labour.</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t19020210-16-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, February</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1902.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Bigham.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19020210-171-offence-1 t19020210-name-82"/>Edward Girling</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MATHEWS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi> Mr. Geoghegan
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEYCESTER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Produced and proved a plan of</hi> 62,
<hi rend="italic">Goldhawk Road, Shepherd's Bush.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19020210-name-84" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR CUDD</persName> </hi>. I am a decorator of 14, Warbeck Road, Shepherd's Bush—on December 17th, between 11 and 12 a.m., I went to Mr. Evans' fish shop—I saw a small crowd outside—the deceased was holding the prisoner down in the doorway—he was partly kneeling on top of him—the prisoner was struggling to get up, and saying to the deceased, "Let me get up, you b—, I will settle and murder you"—a policeman came and helped him up—the deceased went back into the shop, and the prisoner went about 20 yards down the street—before he went away I heard him making some remarks, but I could not hear what they were—I saw some books in his pocket—he came back in about three minutes with some books in his hand and went in at the east door of the shop—the deceased was standing at the door—the prisoner put up his hand in a threatening manner and the deceased again called for the police—the prisoner came out of the shop and a policeman pushed or sent him away and followed him up—I should say he had been drinking.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner had marks of ill-usage on his face, and his nose was bleeding—the deceased had been holding him by the throat—the prisoner was very excited—I did not see the deceased trying to prevent the prisoner from coming in at the door—I did not hear Miss Evans call out, "Let him come in, it is all right"—when the prisoner went away altogether the policeman was about 10 yards from the shop—the prisoner made the threatening gesture while the policeman was watch
<lb/>ing the shop—when he finally ordered the prisoner away, he went away quietly—Miss Evans ran out of the shop and told the prisoner to be quiet—the policeman said to the deceased, 'Do you want to charge him?" and the deceased said, "Don't lock him up, let him go away and let him come to-morrow when he is sober," and Miss Evans said the same thing—she was there the whole time.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">T.</hi>) About noon on December 17th I was called to Mr. Evans' shop in Goldhawk road—I saw some people outside the door and the prisoner lying on his back just inside the west door—the deceased was standing at the prisoner's head, but not touching him—I lifted the prisoner on to his feet, and in his presence I asked the deceased whether he had any charge to prefer—he said, "No, let him go home now and come back in the evening, he will be all right then"—he said that the prisoner had been out on his rounds that morning and had come home a bit the worse for drink and had created a disturbance in the shop—I told the prisoner to go away, and he moved off 10 or 12 yards—he came back and I noticed some books in his hand—he went straight to the office at the back of the shop—I did not see him go through the door—he came out and passed me and went right away—I was 12 or 13 yards away then—before he came out I had been called to the premises a second time—I was on the pavement dispersing the crowd when the prisoner came out a second time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see the prisoner make any threatening gesture towards the deceased—I heard no bad language used—the prisoner was undoubtedly the worse for drink—he went away quietly when I told him.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020210-name-86" type="given" value="ETHEL BEATRICE"/>ETHEL BEATRICE EVANS</persName> </hi>. I am the daughter of Mr. W.S. Evans, a fishmonger of 62, Goldhawk Road, Shepherd's Bush—I live there with my father, and am employed by him as book-keeper—on December 17th deceased was my father's foreman—he had been there for a very long time—till that day the prisoner was employed there as fish salesman—some years ago he had been errand boy-to my father—he left my father's service to better himself—he returned in the spring or summer of 1901—I used to sit in the office at the back of the shop—there were also employed in the shop two men named Cohen and Hodley—on December 17th he came into the shop between 11 and 12 a.m.—he came to my office for me to book the orders he had taken on his rounds—I thought he was intoxicated—he then put some fish on the slab, straight, and then he went over to the Black Prince public house opposite—he returned to the shop after some little time—the deceased was standing at the shop door, and I saw them have some conversation—I could not hear what they said, but from their demeanour I thought it was an angry conversation—then I saw them struggling together—the prisoner fell to the ground, and I saw the deceased holding him down—the prisoner was shouting and trying to kick the deceased—I went and asked the prisoner to go home, because he was intoxicated—he continued to struggle and shout—I asked a bystander to go for the police—a policeman came and pulled him up on his legs—he came into the shop to get his overcoat and then left—shortly afterwards I saw him standing in front of the east door of the shop—the deceased was standing in the shop and was going to prevent him coming in—the prisoner held up some small books to me, they were customers' books—I told the deceased it was all right and to let him come in—he handed me the books and left the shop—about half-an-hour afterwards he came in by the east door, and as he was coming towards my office I saw him pick up a small knife which was used in the shop for filleting—I do not remember where he picked it up from—the deceased was cleaning fish at the fish</p>
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<p>block—after the prisoner had picked up the knife, he went towards the fish slab—I came out of my office and said to him, "Put that knife down at once,
<hi rend="italic">Fred</hi>"—he threw it behind him on to the top of the cupboard—I said, "You had better come downstairs and have a cup of coffee"—I do not remember if he said anything—I took hold of his arm—he was still intoxicated—I led him through the door which led into the private house—he did not want to go, and he said he was very sorry, he did not mean anything, or something to that effect, and he burst out crying—I took him to the kitchen and made him a strong cup of coffee"—I left him there and went back to the shop—about 2 o'clock he came back to the shop—he seemed nearly sober then—he proposed to start his work again—I said, "You had better go home and come to-morrow"—he went away, and I saw no more of him that day—next morning he returned about 8.30—his ordinary hour of coming was 8 a.m.—my father was at the market—I told the prisoner not to start work till my father came home—I do not remember if I told him to come again when my father returned—the deceased was in the shop then—I do not think the prisoner spoke to him—he went away, and my father returned shortly afterwards—before he returned the prisoner came again, about 9.45—my father returned about ten and came to my desk and asked for 6s., the prisoner's wages for two days—he went outside and gave it to the prisoner—I do not remember what he said to him, something like "You had better go"—he dismissed him, and the prisoner went away, after he had asked my permission to fetch his apron from the kitchen, where he had left it the previous day—the deceased was present when the prisoner was paid his wages—after father had dismissed the prisoner I heard the deceased and the prisoner saying something, but I do not remember what it was—they both appeared to be angry—I did not see the prisoner again till between 10 and 11 p.m. on Monday, December 23rd—I was sitting in my office—the prisoner rushed in at the east door—he went straight up to the fish block—he took up this knife (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—it is used for cutting up big fish, and is kept anywhere about the shop—the deceased was standing near the scales on the counter—I saw the prisoner turn round with the knife in his hand—I rushed out of my office and went towards the counter where the scales were—by the time I got there I saw Cohen holding the prisoner and the deceased falling—I noticed some blood coming from the deceased's mouth—I cannot remember where the knife was then—my father was not in the shop then, but he came in directly afterwards—then a policeman came, and then a doctor—it was only a minute from the time I saw the prisoner rush in at the door to the time I saw the deceased falling—I thought the prisoner was intoxicated.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner has been in my father's service ever since he was 13, with the exception of the six or seven months when he went away to better himself—after leaving school he went first to Mrs. Biggs, who kept a shop for my father at High Street, Acton, then he came to the shop in the Goldhawk Road, then in the spring of 1901 he went to better himself for six or seven months, and then returned to the Goldhawk Road shop—previous to that my father transferred him to Silver Street, Notting Hill, where we have a small shop—I have known him nine or ten years—after he came in from his rounds on December 17th, it would</p>
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<p>be his duty to cleanse fish and to fillet them—the knife he took up would be the one ordinarily used in those duties—after he had had the coffee he wanted to work again—when he came at 8.30 on the 18th he and the deceased did not speak to each other—I was the only other person in the shop—when he finally left, angry words passed between them—when he came back to us in the spring of 1901 I noticed he was much more abrupt and irritable—I thought he was rather more sullen and gloomy—I con
<lb/>sidered him not so good—he was more forgetful—I knew that in August, 1901, his brother-in-law had died leaving a widow and four children—he appeared very depressed about it—during the seven or eight years that he and the deceased had been together in my father's service I had never heard a threat or seen a sign of ill-feeling between them—I did not hear any threats which I could distinguish, used by the prisoner on the 17th when the men were struggling—on the 23rd I saw the prisoner was foaming at the mouth—after this affair was over I noticed that his eyes were staring and wide open—before the Coroner I said that ray reason for thinking he was not sober was because he looked so different to what I had seen him before—he looked wild—his eyes were wide open and he appeared to me to be foaming at the mouth—I did not notice when he came into the shop that his head was thrown back—I noticed it when he was being held after he struck the blow.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I cannot remember when the transfer of the prisoner was made by my father—it was before he left in the Spring of last year—he was transferred because of his insobriety—he had occasionally come home from his rounds intoxicated, and my father thought that he met people he ought not to—he wished him to get into a new set—he was at the Notting Hill shop when he left to better himself—when he came back after that he seemed better as sobriety—since the Spring of last year I do not think I have seen him come home intoxicated before December 17th—I remember on one occasion he did, but then nothing to speak of—the filleting knife is the same pattern as a dinner knife, but very much smaller—I believe I did notice on December 17th what part of the shop he got the knife from, but I have forgotten now—he did nothing with it then—he simply went straight behind my desk—I do not know why I said to him, "Put down that knife at once, Fred"—if I thought he was going to do some mischief with it, I thought it was more to himself—I cannot say if he was foaming at the mouth when he came into the shop on December 23rd, because he came in so hurriedly—I lost sight of him from the time he picked up the knife until I saw the deceased fall—I next saw him when he was being held—Hodley and Cohen were holding him, and, I believe, a stranger also—I cannot remember how they were holding him.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020210-name-87" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK COHEN</persName> </hi>. I live at 30, Newcombe Street, Notting Hill—a few days before December 30th I was employed by Mr. Evans to take the prisoner's place—about 11 p.m. on December 23rd I was in the shop, which was being got ready for closing—I saw the prisoner come into the shop—I can hardly say by which door—he said, "You b—where is my knife I—took no notice, because I had been told he had left a small filleting knife at the shop—I went out to take some goods in—I heard someone say, "Don't, Fred" as I was</p>
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<p>returning with the geese—that was about a minute after he came in—I saw he had this knife in his right hand against the ice box—I rushed up towards him and got hold of his wrist and wrested the knife away from him—I noticed the deceased for the first time on the floor near where the scales stand on the counter—just as I had hold of the prisoner, Hodley rushed up and got both his hands round his neck and pushed him towards the ice box—at that moment a stranger came through the door and caught hold of him—I have not seen him since—I went for Dr. Leith.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When I got hold of the prisoner I twisted his wrist round—he had rather a peculiar look about him—he was foaming at the mouth while I had hold of him, three parts of his eyes were all white, they looked as if they were looking at the skies.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> When I noticed that, Hodley had hold of him with both arms round his neck.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020210-name-88" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED HODLEY</persName> </hi>. I live at 62, Nasmith Road, Hammersmith, and am a poulterer engaged by Mr. Evans—I was in his shop about 10.40 on December 23rd, near what is called the poultry block—I heard a female voice shout, "Don't, Fred"—I
<hi rend="italic">see</hi> the deceased laying on the floor and I
<hi rend="italic">see</hi> Cohen had got hold of the prisoner by his wrist and he had a knife in his hand—I ran up the shop, he dropped it on the floor as I came up the shop—I got the prisoner round the neck with my arm and pulled him back on the ice box—while I was holding him he said, "Don't, Alf."—I was holding him rather tightly—I held him till a policeman came.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> For a moment or so he went very excited—as far as I could judge that excitement was not due to drink—I
<hi rend="italic">were</hi> behind him the whole time—I had him by the lappel of his coat.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020210-name-89" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK WHISKER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer.</hi>) I went to Mr. Evans' shop a little before 11 p.m. on December 23rd—I saw the deceased lying on the floor—the prisoner was being held down on the ice block by three men—I said to the men, "I am a police officer, let me have him"—I was not in uniform—Dowding came to my assistance and we took the prisoner to the station—we took him out of the shop by the side entrance to avoid the crowd—on the way to the station he said, "I am very sorry for what I have done, I was in drink at the time, my sister came down with me, I have a sister left with four little children; this man has got me out of my place, he has done me a lot of harm"—that was not all said at once, but at different times as we went to the station—it took us 20 minutes to walk there—it was raining very hard and a crowd of people were following—he appeared to me to have been drinking very heavily—when I first saw him at the shop he was foaming at the mouth and trying to resist being held, he was looking very peculiar about his eyes, he had got his eyes up towards the ceiling.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not think he mentioned anything about his sister until he got to the station—when I first saw him I thought he had been drinking heavily, but afterwards when he was sitting in the station I thought he was strange, he appeared to be stupefied and peculiar about his eyes—in the station he was repeatedly muttering to himself, "My poor sister"—in the station I thought he was speaking to me and not to himself.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020210-name-90" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN DOWDING</persName> </hi> (451
<hi rend="italic">T.</hi>) I was called to Mr. Evans' shop in Goldhawk Road on December 23rd—the deceased was lying on the floor, and the prisoner was being held on the ice block by three men—one of the men said, "That is the man that has done it"—the prisoner was struggling—I had this knife given me—Dr. Leith came and examined the deceased—I and another constable took the prisoner to the station—on the way he said to himself, "He has done me a lot of harm, I am sorry I did it, I was in drink," or words to that effect—in my opinion he was drunk.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner walked to the station—he was very drunk—I say he was drunk partly because of his excitement and partly from his vacant look—his eyes
<hi rend="italic">were</hi> rolling about; I should say he did not know what he was doing—I remained in the charge room till he was taken to the cells—he was sitting down with his head between his hands muttering to himself about his sister—he seemed confused and dazed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I did not smell him to see if he smelled of drink.</p>
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<persName id="t19020210-name-91" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19020210-name-91" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19020210-name-91" type="surname" value="REYNOLDS"/>
<interp inst="t19020210-name-91" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE REYNOLDS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector T.</hi>) I saw the prisoner at Shepherd's Bush police station about 11.30 p.m. on December 23rd—I went to Mr. Evans' shop and then returned to the station and told the prisoner he would be charged with feloniously and with malice aforethought murdering Edward Girling, at 62, Goldhawk Road—he made no reply—when the charge was read over to him he said several times, "What have I done, what have I done—he appeared to be recovering from the effects of a heavy drinking bout, and to be somewhat wild about his eyes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Dowding was present the whole tune before the prisoner was taken to the cells, so far as I remember—while the prisoner was waiting to be taken to the cells he was muttering to himself—I did not hear him use the word "Sister"—he was dazed and stupid, his eyes seemed to be staring when he looked up—he was not seen by a doctor that night—when a man is confined in the cells during the night an officer goes round more often than every two hours—next morning the prisoner was charged at West London Police Court—I believe he was taken there in the prison van—I was not there—he was in a collapsed condition.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020210-name-92" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED ROBERTSON</persName> </hi>. I am a trooper in D Squadron of the Royal Horse Guards at Windsor Barracks—I have known the prisoner about four years—I saw him on my return from South Africa in October last—from October up to December 23rd I saw him about twice—on December 23rd I saw him about 9.30 or 10 a.m. and went for a walk with him—we went towards Barnes, and both had some beer at a public house there—then we went to the Cricketers at Barnes and had some more beer—then we met a friend and walked back towards Putney—we went to the Star and Garter and had some more beer—then we went to the Spotted Dog at Putney and had more beer—then we went to another public house in Barnes and had beer again—we got on an omnibus and went to Hammersmith—that was about 8.15 or 8.30 p.m.—I had had something to eat during the day, but the prisoner had not—we got off the
<hi rend="italic">bus</hi> at Hammersmith Broadway—the prisoner became very queer in his manner, and started running across the Broadway—I ran and caught hold of him—he said, "Let me go, let me go"—we went towards his home, which is at the Dolphin in Sirdar Road, Notting Dale—we got there about 10 or 10.30—on the way he wanted to fight passers-by and</p>
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<p>to break shop windows—I prevented him—when we got home he sat down and got quieter—his sister was there, not his widowed sister.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Altogether we had about three pints of stout and bitter that day—during the time I have known the prisoner I have been out with him when he has been absolutely sober—I have not noticed anything in his manner—I met him at Barnes about 18 months ago with his young lady—he became funny and started knocking the railings about with his hands—I got hold of him and took him home to his young lady's place at Castleneau, at Barnes—I should say he was sober then—when I was taking him home on December 23rd, and when I got him home, I noticed he was foaming at the mouth and his eyes were staring out of his head—I had never seen him so bad as that before—I have had a drink with him before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> When I met him at Barnes about 18 months ago I cannot say if he had been drinking—I did not have anything with him—I should think people looking at him would say he had been drinking.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020210-name-93" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19020210-name-93" type="surname" value="REYNOLDS"/>
<interp inst="t19020210-name-93" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE REYNOLDS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). The prisoner's house at Sirdar Road is one mile from Mr. Evans' shop.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020210-name-94" type="given" value="EDGAR ROWE"/>EDGAR ROWE LEITH</persName> </hi>. I am a registered medical practitioner of 117, Goldhawk Road—I saw the deceased in Evans' shop on the night of December 23rd—he was dead—I examined him then and subsequently—I found two wounds on the left forearm—they could have been caused by the man when putting up his hand to ward off a blow with a knife—another wound had penetrated the left lung and the heart and fractured the third rib—that wound caused instantaneous death, and could have been caused by this knife—the three wounds, in my opinion, were caused by three separate stabs.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have treated epileptic patients—epilepsy is somewhat obscure in its origin—it is sometimes congenical—in families where one member is afflicted with epilepsy the others may be somewhat weak
<lb/>minded—a person afflicted with epilepsy may be somewhat irritable and morose—one of the symptoms is foaming at the mouth, and another fixiture of the eyes—after the seizure the epileptic is sometimes confused, dazed, and stupid—a further stage would be a state of collapse—there would be a sudden loss of consciousness—sometimes a patient will throw his arms about—the actions of a person during an attack of epilepsy might be determined by a dislike or animus against another person—it is not necessary that he should attack the first person he meets—he would make direct for the person against whom he has an animus—I cannot say I have ever met a case of a man walking a mile in a state of epilepsy in order to find a person he desires—mania sometimes follows an epileptic fit—I have never known it to show itself by violence or homicide or murder—the description given of the prisoner's eyes would be a proper description of the appearance of a person's eyes during an epileptic fit.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The prisoner's state might be consistent with his having been drunk and having hurried for a mile—the appearance of the prisoner's eyes might be accounted for by his being held round the neck and being held down—I have not heard anything in this case which would be inconsistent with the prisoner having been drunk on December 23rd.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<persName id="t19020210-name-95" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19020210-name-95" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19020210-name-95" type="surname" value="BLANFORD"/>
<interp inst="t19020210-name-95" type="given" value="EMILY"/>EMILY BLANFORD</persName> </hi>. I live at 17, Eleanor Road, Barnes—I used to be a domestic servant—I live at home now—I kept company with the prisoner for two and a half years—part of that time I was in service at Castleneau, Barnes—I broke off keeping company with the prisoner on November 17th last, because he used to have fits and knock me about so—he has had a good many fits when I have been out with him—I cannot say how many—when he had fits he used to foam at the mouth and his eyes would look very strange and he would clench his hands—he has struck me on several occasions, but never when he was not in a fit—I have told him of his ill-using me, and he has never remembered it—he said he had never done it—on January 8th, 1900, when I was in service at Castleneau, I remember being called by a stranger to the prisoner, who was in a fit in the street—at that time I did not know he had fits—he was sitting on the coping of a house down the road—I stayed with him till he got better, when he went home—I remember his brother-in-law dying in August 1901—he has had much worse fits since then—he would look very strange for a few hours after he had had a fit—the last fit I remember was on November 17th.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have never had to call for assistance to take the prisoner home when he has had a fit—I have never seen him the worse for drink—I told his mother that he foamed at the mouth—I did not tell Inspector Reynolds about it, because he did not ask me, or about the strangeness in his eyes—the Inspector asked me what the prisoner was like when he had fits—I told him he clenched his hands—on January 8th, 1900, I thought he had been drinking till I knew he had fits—he never remembered what was going on when he was having a fit.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I gave Mr. Hanson, the solicitor for the defence, a state
<lb/>ment which he took down in writing—it was after that that Inspector Reynolds saw me—he sent a telegram to Barnes police station—a policeman brought it to my home, and I went and saw the Inspector at Hammersmith—the Inspector knew I had given a statement to Mr. Hanson, because he said so—I have seen the prisoner seized with a fit when he was absolutely sober.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">H. MERRYMAN</hi>. I am an artist, and live at Southall Green—in January two years ago I was walking down Castleneau Road from Hammersmith—when I got within 150 or 200 yards of the Red Lion I saw the prisoner lying in the gutter—I went to him—he was evidently in a fit—I picked him up and placed him on the coping—his eyes opened and closed, and he was foaming at the mouth—when I left him he was still very stupid and I could not make anything of him—I had seen a person once before in an epileptic fit—I have no doubt the prisoner was in a fit when I saw him.,.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not give my name or address, because there was a person there dressed in a cap and apron, who said she was his young lady—I have seen the prisoner on various occasions since—I was told he worked in the fish shop in Goldhawk Road—I did not know him before that—I have seen him driving a cart since, but he did not know me—when I picked him up I think it was about 2.30—I think it was on a Wednesday—it was not a Sunday, because I was there on business.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I wrote to the solicitor for the defence after reading this case in the paper—I did not sign my name—inquiries were made and I was traced—I lived in Hammersmith when I saw the prisoner there—I think Miss Blanford is the young lady I saw with the prisoner, but she was differently dressed then.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020210-name-96" type="given" value="HARRIETT"/>HARRIETT BIGGS</persName> </hi>. I am married, and live at 93, Studley Grange Road—about 14 or 15 years ago I was manageress to Mr. Evans at his shop in High Street, Acton, while the prisoner was employed there as errand boy—he was there for four or four and a half years—I have known him almost from birth—I know his mother and family—I have known him on and off right up to the present time—while he was with me he complained very much of his head—I have seen him in fits several times—he used to rub the back of his head and put his hands across—I first knew him to have a fit when he was between three and four—he got so agitated that I would have to send him home on account of his health—he would bite his lips, and he could not hold himself up, and he trembled very much—he was 18 or 19 when he left me—I have not seen him in a fit since—I have only seen him in three fits—he would then fall down and foam at the mouth and bite himself—once he bit his tongue severely—his eyes seemed to project out and he would turn them up—I know he was attended by Dr. Gardiner and by Dr. Baracoe.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The fit which the prisoner had when he was three or four years old was not the ordinary convulsion which a child of that age often has—I have seen a child in convulsions, the eyes do not turn up then, the hands being clenched is a common thing—he was older when he bit his tongue—sometimes the prisoner would not go home, and I had send for his mother—he complained of his head all the time I had him—on one occasion he went to the stable, and we did not know where he was—when the man went to bed the pony up he found him in a truss of straw, and when we woke him up he declared we had put him there—he would not go home and I had to get my husband to take him home.</p>
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<persName id="t19020210-name-97" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19020210-name-97" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t19020210-name-97" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH SLADE</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of George Slade, and 14 years ago lived at 17, Osborn Road, Acton, next door to the prisoner's parents—my son and the prisoner went to school together—I used to visit the Meakers—I have been called in about five times by Mrs. Meaker when the prisoner had violent fits—his features would be very
<hi rend="italic">extorted</hi> and he would foam at the mouth as if he was chewing soap—his eyes would come right out on to his cheeks and roll about there—he would fight and kick very much—the days following the seizures he was quite collapsed—the last time I attended him, when he was about eight years old, he was the worst.</p>
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<persName id="t19020210-name-98" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19020210-name-98" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN MEAKER</persName> </hi>. The prisoner is my son—I have a daughter named Florence—she was attended by Dr. Gardiner, who also attended the prisoner—Dr. Gardiner is at Bournemouth now—he attended my son for about six or seven years for epileptic fits—I think he said that Florence had inflammation of the brain, and I must not let her go to school, or read or write; she can only sign her name now—I remember my husband's father being sent to a lunatic asylum at Caterham, in Surrey—he was there about 20 months—he went there when he was about 72—Mrs. Eliza Meaker is my sister-in-law—she has two children, named Carrie and Christopher—the girl is 29, and has not been able to leave her mother to</p>
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<p>earn a farthing—she has to be followed about, and is strange in her mind—she is the prisoner's cousin—since Christopher was 18, he has been better, but before that he had to be followed about—he was very strange in his mind, and could not be trusted—I know the prisoner has had fits while he has been walking out with Miss Blanford—he has had fits since he was four years old—Miss Blanford was frightened of him and would not have any more to do with him—the last time my son had a fit before December 23rd was about three weeks before that—the death of his brother-in-law upset him a good deal—he was always talking about poor Kate—she has got four little children.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I met Miss Blanford in the street, and suggested that she should make it up with the prisoner and that they should keep company together again—she promised to do so—the prisoner's grandfather got into bad circumstances and went into the Fulham "Workhouse when he was 72—he was a wandering lunatic—I know he went to an asylum, but I do not know what went on after that—I do not know if he is alive or dead—I have heard he is dead—I told Dr. Gardiner my son had fits—he has not taken to drink lately—I have never seen him the worse for drink—I do not know he was discharged on December 18th for that reason—I knew he was in work up to December 18th—between December 18th and the 23rd he went out for walks and came back to his meals and then went out again—I was out when he came home on December 23rd with Robertson—he never gave me an explanation why he had been discharged—he said he had left—I did not ask him why.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020210-name-99" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19020210-name-99" type="surname" value="MEAKER"/>
<interp inst="t19020210-name-99" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE MEAKER</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's sister—on December 23rd, about 10.15 p.m., I remember his coming home with Robertson—Robertson went to bed—he is a friend, and was staying with us—we knew him before he went to the war—after he had gone to bed my brother behaved very strangely—he was foaming at the mouth, and his eyes seemed to come out of his head—he threw down his hat and ran out at the back gate into the street—I picked up his hat and ran after him—I caught him at the top of Norland Market, and asked him to come home—I put his hat on for him—he ran away from home again, and I followed him—he went into the Goldhawk Road—I did not see him enter Evans' shop—I lost sight of him—I tried to get a man to help me take him home, but when he saw my brother foaming at the mouth he ran across the road—I went to Evans' shop to see where he was, and I saw someone holding him on the ground—I do not know if the deceased was there, I was so confused—I have always lived at home with my brother, and have seen him have fits—sometimes he has not had one for two months, and sometimes he would go longer—when he was in a fit he would clench his hands and grind his teeth and foam at the mouth, and his eyes would come out—afterwards he would look very funny and not know what was the matter with him—the last one he had was three weeks before December 23rd.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When he came home on December 23rd he was foam
<lb/>ing at the mouth—he was not drunk—I did not try to persuade him to go to bed—I made a statement to Inspector Reynolds next morning, which I signed—I said in that, "He came home very drunk, I tried to persuade him to go to bed"—I was so confused and worried I do not know what I did say—when I caught my brother up I said, "Why don't</p>
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<p>you come home?" and he said, "I am going to Mr. Evans shop"—he ran very fast—I do not know if he was out of breath with running—just before he got to Evans shop I saw some foam at his mouth—that was not the first time I saw it—he was foaming at the mouth when he came home—I do not know if I said, "Just before he got to Mr. Evans' shop he commenced foaming at the mouth"—he has not been drinking a good deal lately—
<hi rend="italic">I do not</hi> remember
<hi rend="italic">saying</hi>, "He has been drinking
<hi rend="italic">heavily</hi> lately."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I went to the station next day because I was fetched by Detective Whisker—I do not remember signing my statement.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020210-name-100" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS GARDINER</persName> </hi>. I am a registered medical practitioner, and now live in Poole Road, Bournemouth—from 1899 to 1890 I remember attending a family called Meaker, in Acton—a girl in the family had brain affliction—I cannot remember her name—I remember attending a boy—I cannot say the name now—I cannot say if I saw him in the same house as the girl—a boy used to come with his mother to my surgery—Mrs. Meaker's face is familiar to me—I believe the boy was the brother of the girl Florence Meaker, whom I sent to the London Hospital—I attended the boy for epilepsy.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> His mother brought him to me as an epileptic.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I think he came for about two years—I cannot remember having seen him in a fit.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I prescribed a bromide for him, which is usual for epilepsy.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence in reply.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19020210-name-101" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SCOTT</persName> </hi>. I am the medical officer at His Majesty's Prison at Holloway—the prisoner was received there on December 24th—I have kept him under personal observation since—I have had conver
<lb/>sations with him about his health and condition—he said he has had fairly good health, that he had not had fits, but had what he called faint attacks at times, when he went hot and cold; that during the three months previous to this affair he had taken rather more drink than he had been in the habit of doing—he said he had never met with any serious accident; that he had fallen out of carts occasionally, but not hurt himself; that he had had influenza twice—he has always been rational in his conduct, and not unnaturally depressed, considering his position—he has frequently complained of pains in his head, sometimes in the front, and sometimes at the back of his head—some of his nights were restless, but generally he slept well—I have detected no signs of insanity, and he has had no epileptic attacks—I had one report that he was faint—it was so short I did not see it myself—in my opinion he is of sound mind—I have heard the evidence and seen the depositions in this case—I see nothing in the prisoner's condition on December 23rd which is inconsistent with the condition arising from drunkenness—there are several features which make it rather improbable that his condition arose from an epileptic fit, although I cannot say it is impossible—during an epileptic fit a person is unconscious most of the time—as a rule they do not know what has taken place when they come to their senses—I have never heard or known of a case where a person has hastened or run nearly a mile to attack another person in an epileptic fit.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It is rather dangerous for epileptics to ride on horse-back, or to cycle, but each case must be decided on its merits—the prisoner knew I was a doctor—I told him he need not say anything unless he chose—I do not think I told him his statements would be disclosed in Court—
<hi rend="italic">I</hi> said that he could tell me anything about himself that he liked—rotation of the eyes is not uncommon in drunkenness—foaming at the mouth, and the eyes turned right up into the head, are not always found in slight cases of epilepsy—mania may follow immediately after a paroxysm.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I have never known of a case where a fit lasts during the period while a man is running a mile—there are some cases on record of excitement following a fit—in the severe forms the person falls down, when they are unconscious and helpless—I think the evidence in this case shows there was an element of drunkenness, but I cannot say there was no epilepsy.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Strongly recommended to mercy by the Jury on account of his youth and his weak state of mind caused by the fits.</hi> </rs> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner.</hi> "I do not remember seeing the man or going into the shop that night, and as I stand before God, I do not recollect anything of what happened at the shop."
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, February</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1902.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>, Receiving the same.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>,
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR</hi>.----
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<p>my bag—I cannot identify him, it was 5 p.m.—I saw him carrying it and saw someone else take it and run away—I ran after them, but could not catch them.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020210-name-112" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL MURRAY</persName> </hi>. I went to school last month; I am at work now—I live at 36, Chapel Street—my mother keeps a stall—on January 8th I saw the two prisoners and another
<hi rend="italic">chap</hi>—I did not know them before—Wells, the one who blinks, said to me, "Go away for a minute"—I said, "I can't, I want to look after my mother's stall"—he then said to Donnell, "Go and see if anybody is coming"—Donnell said, "Nobody is coming '—a lady came by, and the one who is not here snatched her bag and ran away—on January 10th I saw about 13 men at the police station and picked the prisoners out—I am quite sure they are the men.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Donnell.</hi> I looked at your faces first and then at your boots—I recognize you by your face—I was standing outside the stall, and in your running past me, I was thrown to the ground by accident.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Wells.</hi> The other one said, "Here she comes"—you stayed round the corner—nobody told me who to pick out, I picked you out by your faces.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020210-name-113" type="given" value="LEON"/>LEON POLICK</persName> </hi>. I am 14 years old—I am at work—on January 8th, at five o'clock, I was talking to Murray at his mother's stall, and saw the prisoners and another man a yard or two from me—they went under the bridge and I heard them say, "Here she comes," and then they took their boots off and told me to move, but I did not—the lady came along, and the one not here snatched her purse, and they ran to the left—tried to stop them and was knocked down—I picked out Wells at Worship Street station, and Donnell a week afterwards.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Donnell.</hi> I recognize your face—when I went into the station, I looked at the other men and said, "I can't see him"—I was told to have another look, and then I recognized you—they put you in front twice and then at the back, and I recognized you then by your side face.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Wells.</hi> The policeman told me that they had got the man and asked me to go and see if I could pick him out—I had given my address—you ran away with the others—I tried to stop them and you knocked me down—we heard the lady screaming and I got in front of you—I know you on account of your winking—the detective did not say, "He has got a black handkerchief on"—I told him you had a black handkerchief, and he said that I was right.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020210-name-114" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SIME</persName> </hi> (263
<hi rend="italic">H.</hi>) On January 10th, about 7 p.m. I was in Leman Street, and saw Donnell—I told him I should take him on sus
<lb/>picion of stealing a lady's hand-bag—he said, "I was at King's Cross on Wednesday; what time do you say?"—I said, "Wednesday"—he was put with other men, and the two boys picked him out—there is no truth in the suggestion that I or the other officers told them which man to pick out.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner Donnell.</hi> It was impossible for me to be there at 5 o'clock, as I can prove by a Roman Catholic priest.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">H.</hi>) I arrested Wells in Aldgate—I told him I was a police constable and should arrest him for stealing a lady's hand
<lb/>bag at 5 p.m.—he said, "I know nothing about it; I can prove I was at</p>
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<p>work"—I took him to the station and he was identified—he said some
<lb/>thing about his handkerchief—it is not true that any indication was given to the boys which man to pick out.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Wells.</hi> No suggestion was made that the person who committed the robbery blinked his eyes and had a black necktie—I did not see you on Saturday, I may have passed you without seeing you—I did not see you from the 8th to the 16th—I only just looked into the kitchen on the 14th—I did not see you four times—I did not stand in the Model Lodging House passage, I went straight home—I know you well, and if I had seen you before, I should have arrested you.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Donnell's defence.</hi> On January 8th I was in East Street. I was released from prison at 8 a.m. I was told by a Roman Catholic priest to go to his house and he would show me how to earn an honest livelihood. I went, and was told that he would be home at 10.30, but I had to wait till 11.30, because his train did not arrive in time. They said that I should have to hurry to catch the train, so I walked. I should be a fool to do such a thing the day I came out of prison.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Wells' defence.</hi> I was not there till quarter past six. It was impossible for me to be there—I do not know this man, and never was in his company.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for Wells.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19020210-name-116" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN LEVY</persName> </hi>. I know Wells—on January 8th he was with me trying to get some labour at Irish Wharf, which is a quarter of an hour's walk from where the bag was snatched—he was trying to get an honest living.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He was with me on the 8th from 2 o'clock to 6.15—Friday was the 10th—he is not an old friend of mine—we have never been tried together—I have been in trouble about five times—the last time was eight months ago, when I got 20 months for stealing.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector E.</hi>) I have made enquiries as to Donnell's statement—he was released from prison in Lincolnshire at 8 a.m., and he went to the Roman Catholic priest and was with him five minutes—before the Magistrate Donnell said that he could not catch the 10 o'clock train, but there is a train at 11.18 which gets to King's Cross at 2.10—this (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) is a letter from the priest.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">L. POLICK</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) I identified Donnell at once—I walked down the line and looked at their faces, but did not pick out anybody, and then I went round to the back and saw Wells' side face as he turned round—I say that he is the man.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He then</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at this Court on February 4th, 1901, of highway robbery with violence, and two other convictions were proved against him—
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19020210-176-offence-1 t19020210-name-120"/>Lionel Vincent Riley</persName>; Sessions having been convicted on January 11th, 1897.</rs>
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<lb/>victions were proved against Sessions, and Manley had been convicted several times, but not of felony, and was the associate of thieves.</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">months' hard labour</hi> </rs>;
<hi rend="largeCaps">SESSIONS</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday</hi>, 12
<hi rend="italic">th February</hi>, 1902.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19020210-177-offence-1 t19020210-name-122"/>James O'Beirne</persName> to steal the monies of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We have three of Cox's tills—I have been 10 years in the business—three barmaids and three barmen were employed in the bar on November 12th—I changed two barmen that day—the overplus is produced by serving glasses in the saloon—we expect to see it on the stock sheets—I said before the Magistrate that I was satisfied with the way the prisoner did his cellar work—he asked if I would give him a character, and I said I would do so—I should have shown the stock-sheets—I believed that his leg was bad, and I told him to go upstairs and rest.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020210-name-125" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES O'BEIRNE</persName> </hi>. I am a barman employed by Mr. James—I was engaged by Mr. Cook on November 12th as under barman—on December 17th he told me was leaving, and asked me to take his umbrella to him at the Angel public house about 6.30 that evening—on the way I met a man at the Angel, Islington, who told me his name was Dr. O'Hara—we had drink with the prisoner—I presented the umbrella to him, but he said, "Don't mind to-night about it," and that I could post it to him afterwards—he suggested going to see Cook—I asked him how far it was to his address, 47, High Street, Manchester Square—he said, "That is not the right address, he lives in Hanover Street"—we all three went there in a two wheeler cab—on the way he said, "How much money do you think I had out of that house while I was there?"—I said, "I do not know"—he said, "I had over £38 out of that house during the time I was there"—he was there five weeks—then he asked me to be a
<hi rend="italic">pal</hi> of his, and do one thing; that he was going there in a few days time, and he asked me to take the money out of the till and hand it over the counter and he would give me half of it—he said, "You need not fear,</p>
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<lb/>wards went to see my brother—I wanted to avoid them—I went into a public lavatory—my brother lives at 33, Rochester Row, Kentish Town—on Monday, December 30th, I got the prisoner's letter of December 29th, appointing to meet me at the Grafton Arms—I went there that night—the prisoner said, "I will be up there in the morning, you can easily pass me a bottle of Johnny Walker [
<hi rend="italic">Whiskey</hi>] over the counter, you need not be afraid, you can easily do it"—we were in the billiard room—the next morning I went into the bar at the Parr's head about 8.30—the prisoner was there—I did not go near him—I went to breakfast at nine o'clock—he was then in one of the bars—on January 1st, two or three nights afterwards, I told Mr. James, my master, all about it—I repeated my statement to the police and they took it down in writing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I reached the Angel about 6.30 on December 17th—we had three or four drinks of Scotch whiskey—we remained about half an hour—I shall have been about 12 months in London on March 30th—I have been in two situations, one as a tram conductor, after waiting for my license on the North Metropolitan trams, for about five months—a few days after I left I got a barman's berth—I gave no reference to the Tram Company; I referred to Mr. Welch, one of the managers at Mooney's, who knew me—I went to the Radnor in Chancery Lane—I was there two days—I was next engaged by Mr. Cook—I was
<hi rend="italic">out</hi> about three weeks—I answered advertisements—Mrs. Cook came after us into the Angel—I was not drunk—I left the prisoner and his friend about 9.30—I said I left the umbrella in the lavatory—I went back and took it to Rochester Row—I was joking, because
<hi rend="italic">the</hi> prisoner worried me about leaving them—I said in my letter to the prisoner, "I am very glad to have to tell you I found your umbrella"—that was a joke; it was not true—he called me a nice boy for leaving him, and I said it to make him happy—in my letter I complained of the barmaid, Miss Gill, and having nothing but dry bread for breakfast—I was still anxious to remain with Mr. James—I knew nothing about the till—I could see it examined—it did not concern me—I could see the money cleared—I was also employed at the Camden Distillery—I gave Mr. Welch as a reference—I referred to several managers, but on account of being sick I got no employment.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020210-name-126" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES WALTER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman N.</hi>) On January 21st I had a warrant for the prisoner's arrest—he came to the station and asked for me about 6 p.m.—I said, "Is your name William Brown?"—he said, "Yes, I hear you have been looking for me"—I said, "Yes," and read the warrant to him—it charged him with inciting to steal monies and whiskies from Mr. James—he said, "I do not quite understand"—I read it again—he said nothing till after the formal charge was read by the Inspector, when he</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I found 2s. 8d. in money, a pocket case containing 12 cards and some pawn tickets, and another was found at his house after
<lb/>wards [
<hi rend="italic">For a watch and chain, a hand bag, a diamond ring and other things, for sums ranging from 4s. to £5.</hi>]</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence on oath, denied all the conversation relating to what he made at the Parr's Head, and inciting to rob Mr. James. He received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19020210-177-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19020210-178-offence-1 t19020210-name-129"/>Phillip Gulack</persName> and stealing a watch and guard and scarf pin, his property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LYNE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19020210-name-130" type="given" value="ABRAM"/>ABRAM OSBORNE</persName> </hi> (61
<hi rend="italic">J.R</hi>). On January 12th I was in Whitechapel Road, about 11 p.m.—I heard cries of "Police," and went in that direction in the dark under a wall—the prisoner and another man had pinned the prosecutor against the wall—I got within a few feet, when they let go to run away—I grabbed at them and caught Roff—I took him to the station—the prosecutor came up and said he wished to charge him with robbing and assaulting him—Roff said, "I did not do anything, I was walking along"—on the way to the station he said, "I admit I was with two others who robbed him, but I did not do anything"—on January 18th I was in Whitechapel Road about 4 p.m., with Bissell, and saw Morris in the Black Lion yard—Bissell told him we should take him into custody for being concerned with two others in stealing a watch and chain, and pin, and other property, value 14s.—he said, "I do not know anything at all about it"—a stamp was attached to the end of the chain—on the way to the station he said, "Why should I steal a man's watch and chain which are not worth more than 3s. or 4s.?"—the prosecutor identified him from 10 or 11 others at the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Roff.</hi> No tram was mentioned.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Morris.</hi> On the way to the station you said, "I am innocent, this is the first time in my life I have ever been locked up"—I did not ask a man if his name was Morris, and you did not say, "No, my name is Morris"—you jumped a scaffold pole and I could not get close enough to catch you—I have seen you in Whitechapel on several occasions—I have seen you with Roff and another, before the robbery and since—you were out on bail.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020210-name-131" type="given" value="PHILLIP"/>PHILLIP GULACK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Interpreted.</hi>) I have been in England two years—I am a tailor of 39. Great Garden Street, Whitechapel—on January 12th, about 11 p.m., I was in Whitechapel Road going home—the prisoners and another came towards me—Roff snatched at my chain, which fell down—I caught hold of him and cried "Police"—Roff took my watch—Morris and another were there—when I took hold of Roff the others assaulted me, and I had to let him go—he was caught by a constable—my watch was near the wall when I fell, and my pin was taken and about 3s. I did not find among my money, and there was a case with a stamp with my name; it was, like the watch, oval.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Roff.</hi> You were walking slowly so that I could seize you, the same pace as when you were walking towards me, a few steps only—I saw you take my watch—it happened in a moment—you told me on the way to the station that I should not tell on you.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Morris.</hi> I sat in a separate room and then was called to another room, where I picked you out from others as the man who took part in the affair—the inspector asked me if I was sure, and I said yes—that was a week after I picked Roff out—I had no assistance—I spoke some English as I do here—yesterday you said that I was the same persuasion as you and should not tell on you, and I answered, "Why did not you have pity on me, and not take part in the assault?"—you said, "If you will say it is a mistake, it is all right, otherwise I will spend any amount to have revenge."</p>
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<interp inst="t19020210-name-132" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BISSELL</persName> </hi> (15
<hi rend="italic">J.R.</hi>) I was in Whitechapel Road on January 12th, about 11 p.m.—I joined Osborne—I saw the prisoners and another man not in custody struggling with the prosecutor against a wall near Rawson's Brewery—Osborne grabbed at them and caught Roff—I followed Morris 30 or 40 yards—I knew him by name and by sight—he jumped a scaffold pole where the road is being repaired, and escaped—on January 18th I saw him again in Whitechapel Road and arrested him—he said he was innocent and said, "Do not hold me, I will walk"—on the way to the station he said, "Why should I rob a man of a watch worth no more than 3s. or 4s.?"—I was in the charge room when he was identified—there was no pointing to assist the prosecutor, who went up and down the row, and without any hesitation said, "That is the man," and pointed to him—I am sure he is the man I saw on January 12th, and I pointed him out to the other officer.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Morris.</hi> I did not speak to other men—I said, "I want you, Morris"—I told you the charge then, and did not tell you to wait till we got to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners' statements before the Magistrate. Morris</hi> says, "I was in Bethnal Green Road on the night of the 12th, and was not near White
<lb/>chapel Road that night. I went to my sister-in-law's in Bethnal Green Road, and I want to call Mrs. Horridge."—
<hi rend="italic">Roff</hi> says, "How could I pay the prosecutor with a hand like this?"</p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for Morris.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19020210-name-133" type="given" value="MARTHA"/>MARTHA ROFF</persName> </hi>. I am Roff's mother—he is respectable and works for his living—he was at his place when this happened; he has been dis
<lb/>charged since—he paid a fine for assaulting the police at a bother in the Mile End Road.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020210-name-134" type="given" value="MARIA"/>MARIA MORRIS</persName> </hi>. The prisoner Morris is my husband—he was at my sister's place on January 12th with me and the baby, at 196, Guinness' Trust, Columbia Road, Hackney Road, from 8 till just before 11 p.m—then we went home to 75, Beeth Street Buildings, Brick Lane—we got home about 11 and went to bed.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020210-name-135" type="given" value="SUSANNA"/>SUSANNA HORRIDGE</persName> </hi>. I live at 196, Guinness' Buildings—I believe my brother-in-law is innocent—he was at my place on Sunday evening, January 12th, from about 8 p.m. till just before the public houses closed, about 11 p.m.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Morris received a good character</hi>
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<interp inst="t19020210-178-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday</hi>, 12
<hi rend="italic">th February</hi>, 1902.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before J. A. Rentoul, LL.D., K.C.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY CHARLES BEDDING</hi> (36)</persName>, and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES HODGES</hi> (62)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19020210-179-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t19020210-179-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, Conspiring to defraud
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19020210-179-offence-1 t19020210-name-139"/>The Vinolia Company, Ltd.</persName>, of their goods and chattels.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>, Obtaining credit by fraud from the said Vinolia Company;
<hi rend="italic">Third Count</hi>, Obtaining 40 dozen boxes of soap and other articles from the said Vinolia Company;
<hi rend="italic">Other Counts</hi>, For conspiracy, and obtaining goods from other persons, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Lea and Bedding stated that they were guilty of the conspiracy, and Hodges of obtaining credit and goods by false pretences, and the Jury found that verdict.</hi> </rs> (
<hi rend="italic">Bedding received a good character.</hi>)
<hi rend="largeCaps">LEA</hi> and
<hi rend="largeCaps">BEDDING</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-179-19020210 t19020210-179-punishment-27"/>Nine calendar months' hard labour.</rs> Previous convictions were proved against</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HODGES</hi>
<hi rend="italic">at this Court on</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th April</hi>, 1892,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi> 31
<hi rend="italic">st May</hi>, 1899.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t19020210-179-punishment-28" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19020210-179-punishment-28" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-179-19020210 t19020210-179-punishment-28"/>Eighteen months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ELLEN MARKS</hi> (30)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19020210-180-offence-1 t19020210-name-141"/>Herman Goodman</persName>, and stealing a handkerchief and 26s, his property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GREENFIELD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19020210-name-142" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER NORTHCOTE</persName> </hi> (441
<hi rend="italic">H.</hi>) At 12.5 a.m on January 22nd I was on duty in Brick Lane, and heard a whistle blown—I went in that direction—I found the prosecutor with a crowd round him—he was bleeding from a cut on his forehead, and said he had been assaulted—I took him to the London Hospital, where he was attended to by Dr. Walker.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He made no complaint at that time about losing his money—I first heard that at the police court the following day—I know
<hi rend="italic">Poll</hi> Petman by sight—I do not know that she had been living with the prosecutor.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19020210-name-143" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19020210-name-143" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN BARBER</persName> </hi> (13
<hi rend="italic">H.</hi>) I saw the prisoner in Commercial Street on January 22nd, at 9 p.m.—I stopped her and said, "I want you for an assault and robbery"—she said, "I know what it is for, he asked for what he got"—I took her to the station, and she was identified by the prosecutor and charged—in answer to the charge she said, "This is a quarrel, I know nothing about the 26s."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was off duty when the information was given by the prosecutor at the station about the robbery, but it was in the daytime, not in the night—I do not know
<hi rend="italic">Poll</hi> Petman, nor a witness named Cohen—I did not know the prosecutor before.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19020210-name-144" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19020210-name-144" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19020210-name-144" type="surname" value="GOODMAN"/>
<interp inst="t19020210-name-144" type="given" value="HERMAN"/>HERMAN GOODMAN</persName> </hi>*. I am a tailor, of 15, Duke Street, Spitalfields—on the early morning of January 22nd, I was passing through Brick Lane, and went into a shop to make a purchase—I came out, and about a yard away the prisoner rushed at me, pulled a muffler off my neck, and struck me on the left side of my face—I staggered a little, and then two men sprang upon me and knocked me to the ground—they hit me on my head with an umbrella, kicked me, and left me unconscious on the ground—while on the ground I felt a hand in my right trousers pocket—I shouted for the police, and received several more knocks with an umbrella, and kicks, and could not move any more—some one blew a policeman's whistle, and a constable came up and took me to the hospital—I told the</p>
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<p>constable that the woman had struck me at the side of my face, and pulled my muffler off my neck—I first reported the loss of my money when I got home from the hospital—I had it safe in my pocket two or three minutes before this happened—I did not make the charge at once, through the pain I was in—I was in bed two or three days, and am still attending the hospital—the cut over my eye was caused by the umbrella.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not miss my purse and money until after I got home—I have seen the men in the prisoner's company several times—I do not know one of them was the prisoner's brother—I do not know
<hi rend="italic">Poll</hi> Petman, I never lived with her in my life, neither did she leave me to go with the prisoner's brother—I know nothing at all about her—I did not call the prisoner a w—in her brother's presence—I did not speak to her at all—I know the witness Cohen—he is not a cousin of mine; he is a perfect stranger—I have no other witness who was present—I do not know Sullivan nor"Onions"—I have been employed as a tailor, ever since I left school, by my father—I was once charged with an attempted assault and robbery—I was taken for another man, and was discharged.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020210-name-145" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19020210-name-145" type="surname" value="BARBER"/>
<interp inst="t19020210-name-145" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN BARBER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) The prisoner was brought to the station at 9 p.m. and charged at 9.30 p.m. on the 22nd.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>. I know nothing of the prisoner coming to the station and complaining that the prosecutor had threatened her.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19020210-name-146" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19020210-name-146" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19020210-name-146" type="given" value="JOHN FREDERICK"/>JOHN FREDERICK WALKER</persName> </hi>, M.D. I saw the prosecutor on January 22nd, at 12.30 p.m., and found him suffering from a cut over his right eyebrow—there was a good deal of swelling of the eyelid and some swelling of the forehead—I dressed his wounds, and he was able to go away, but he has since attended the hospital as an out patient—I think the blow might have been caused by a fist, at any rate some violence must have been used.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was not caused by a knife, neither was it a serious matter.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. It might have been by a fall and his head striking on the pavement—it might have been a fist, or a kick, or a blow by a blunt instrument, or a fall on some blunt surface—I cannot say if it was an accident.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19020210-name-147" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19020210-name-147" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19020210-name-147" type="surname" value="COHEN"/>
<interp inst="t19020210-name-147" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE COHEN</persName> </hi>. I am a carman, of Cannon Street Road, East End—before this date I knew neither the prosecutor nor the prisoner—shortly before 12, on January 21st, I was passing through Brick Lane and saw the prisoner go up to the prosecutor, snatch his handkerchief off his neck, and strike him on his jaw—then two men rushed upon him, knocked him down, kicked him while he was on the ground, and the taller of the two put his hand into the prosecutor's pocket—the prisoner was kicking him while he was on the ground and shouting, "Go on
<hi rend="italic">Jack</hi>, go on Arthur, kick him, kill him"—I said it was a cowardly thing to do to a man on the ground—they said they would do the same to me—there was no one about at the time—a police whistle was blown, and the two men ran down Eyre Street and the prisoner walked off down Slater Street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This lasted about a quarter of an hour, and when the whistle was blown some people came up—I was standing close by—when the police came I went away—I did not give my name to the police—I</p>
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<p>met the prosecutor accidentally on the following Friday, and gave him my name and address as a witness—I had never seen him before—I am of the same persuasion: a Jew—I did not tell the police that the prosecutor had been robbed, because I did not know whether he had been or not—I saw the hand put in his pocket, but I did not see what was taken out.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. How I came to recognise the prosecutor was, I asked him whether he was the young man that was knocked about and robbed in Brick Lane on Tuesday night—he said, "Yes," and asked my name and address, which I gave him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19020210-name-148" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19020210-name-148" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19020210-name-148" type="surname" value="SULLIVAN"/>
<interp inst="t19020210-name-148" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES SULLIVAN</persName> </hi>. I am a fruit porter—I was convicted about six years ago of stealing apples from Spitalfields market, and sentenced to one month, I have been getting an honest living since—I know both the prisoner and prosecutor—on the night of the 21st, I was coming through Brick Lane about 11.45—I saw the prisoner and the prosecutor jangling—the prosecutor said to the prisoner, "F—you and your brother
<hi rend="italic">Jack</hi> too"—he said, "I will serve you and your brother
<hi rend="italic">Jack</hi> the same as I did
<hi rend="italic">Onions</hi>" and he attempted to strike her—the prisoner's husband and brother were there, and there was a general fight.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see the prosecutor on the ground, nor the muffler torn from his neck—I saw an umbrella raised, but cannot say whether it struck the prosecutor.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19020210-180-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t19020210-180-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">There was another indictment against the prisoner.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Friday, February</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1902.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Bigham.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRIETTA DALY</hi> (29)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19020210-name-151" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19020210-name-151" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="italic">E.</hi>) I was on duty on Waterloo Bridge about 4.10 p.m. on January 4th—the prisoner walked past me with a baby in her arms—when she had gone about 20 yards she sat the baby up on her arm and threw it over the parapet of the bridge into the river—I got hold of her, and told her I should arrest her for throwing her child into the river—I blew my whistle, and saw the river police pick the child up—it was floating down the river—I took the prisoner to the station, and told her she would be charged with attempting to drown her baby—she said, "Me! what? you must be mad, my baby is out there, "and pointed to the charge room—she appeared to have been drinking—she could walk and talk.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19020210-name-152" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19020210-name-152" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WHEATLEY</persName> </hi> (122
<hi rend="italic">Thames Police.</hi>) I was on duty about 4.30 p.m. on January 4th, at Waterloo Bridge Station—my attention was attracted by shouts, and a police whistle—I saw what appeared to be a bundle of clothes in the river—I went out and rescued it—I found it was a baby—he clothes were marked "Strand Union Workhouse"—it was unconscious, but it afterwards regained consciousness.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19020210-name-153" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19020210-name-153" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19020210-name-153" type="surname" value="ANGIER"/>
<interp inst="t19020210-name-153" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER ANGIER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector E.</hi>) I was on duty at Bow Street Police Station about 4.30 p.m. on January 4th—the prisoner was brought in and charged with attempting to drown her child—in answer to the charge</p>
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<p>she said, "Me! you must be mad, my child, is out there," pointing to the charge room—I found on her the certificate of the birth of her child and a letter from Broadmoor Lunatic Asylum signed by her brother. (
<hi rend="italic">This dated that the writer was in good health, that he sent his sister a postal order for 2s., that he had plenty of work to occupy his mind, and was going on very nicely with it.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19020210-name-154" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19020210-name-154" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19020210-name-154" type="surname" value="HAMMERTON"/>
<interp inst="t19020210-name-154" type="given" value="GEORGE ALBERT"/>GEORGE ALBERT HAMMERTON</persName> </hi>. I am surgeon to the E division of police, and for the Thames police—I was called to Bow Street on January 4th, where I saw the prisoner—I asked her what she had been doing—she said at first that she did not know what I meant—I said, "Why did you throw your child into the river?"—she said, "I did not, my child is outside, cannot you hear it?"—the child was not there—I had previously seen it at the pier—she looked very ill—she had had some drink, but was not drunk—she could explain perfectly about herself, but she appeared to me to be of weak mind—she appeared to be delirious at the time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I examined her again on the Monday—by that time she had got over the effects of the drink, but she was just the same as regards her manner, and when I spoke to her about the child, she said, "It is absurd your talking like that, here is my child here; I have not done anything to it"—I have no reason to suppose that she was shamming.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19020210-name-155" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19020210-name-155" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19020210-name-155" type="surname" value="SCOTT"/>
<interp inst="t19020210-name-155" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SCOTT</persName> </hi>. I am the medical officer at Holloway Prison, and have had the prisoner under my charge since January 6th—I think she is decidedly of weak mind—she is suffering from a chronic inflammation of the membranes of the brain—I think it highly probable that in her condition the letter from her brother would have had an effect upon her mind.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in her statement before the Magistrate, and in her defence on oath, said that she did not remember doing anything to the child, that she was very fond of it, that she had just come out of the Edmonton Workhouse, where she had been confined, that she had only had four glasses of ale on January 4th, that she had always worked hard and had been in one situation for six years, but had to stop because of her confinement.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19020210-name-156" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19020210-name-156" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19020210-name-156" type="surname" value="SCOTT"/>
<interp inst="t19020210-name-156" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SCOTT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I think the prisoner could look after the child if she got regular work and avoided the drink.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19020210-181-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19020210-181-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t19020210-181-punishment-29" type="punishmentCategory" value="miscPunish"/>
<interp inst="t19020210-181-punishment-29" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="sureties"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-181-19020210 t19020210-181-punishment-29"/>Discharged on her own recognizances.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN PARISH</hi> (38)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19020210-name-158" type="surname" value="PARISH"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19020210-182-offence-1 t19020210-name-158"/>Elizabeth Louisa Parish</persName>, a girl under the age of 13 years.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t19020210-182-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19020210-182-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19020210-182-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t19020210-182-punishment-30" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19020210-182-punishment-30" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-182-19020210 t19020210-182-punishment-30"/>Ten years' penal servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Friday, February</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>,</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Saturday, February</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">th, and</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, February</hi> 17
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1902.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner withdrew the imputation, apologised to Mr. Eaton, and undertook to pay his costs.
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<hi rend="italic">Other counts</hi>, for incurring credit for that amount by fraud other than false pretences; and for similar offences with regard to other persons.
<hi rend="italic">Other counts</hi>, for obtaining £2,287 by false pretences within four months of the presentation of a bankruptcy petition against him.
<hi rend="italic">Other counts</hi>, for similar offences with regard to other persons.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HORACE AVORY</hi>, K.C.,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. C. W. MATHEWS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GUY STEPHENSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19020210-name-162" type="given" value="GEORGE INGLIS"/>GEORGE INGLIS BOYLE</persName> </hi>. I am an official of the London Bankruptcy Court—I produce the file of proceedings in the bankruptcy of Frank Mievelle & Son, of Angel Court, who are described as foreign bankers—the petition is dated March 12th, 1901, the receiving order March 27th, 1901, and the adjudication of the debtors on May 1st, 1901—the two partners who were so adjudicated were John Frank Mievelle and Lester Guy Humphery, the present defendant—this is the statement of the affairs of the firm filed by the defendant; it shows liabilities £15,923 1s. 7d., and assets £222 10s. 3d.—there is one fully secured creditor—the net deficiency is £13,163 1s. 4d.—there is also on the file the statement of affairs of Mr. Humphery in his separate estate, showing estimated assets £151 10s., and liabilities £55 9s. 8d., with a surplus of £96—upon the file is a transcript of the defendant's public examination, which took place on June 11th, 1901—each sheet purports to be signed by the debtor. (
<hi rend="italic">Certain questions and answers of the examination were here read.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The petition of March 12th was founded upon a judgment obtained by Martin's Bank in relation to £1,989 5s. 2d.—the receiving order following the petition was on March 27th, and that was followed by a statutory meeting of creditors on April 22nd—after the adjudication on May 1st the defendant filed his statement of affairs—the unsecured creditors were 13, fully secured one—the public examination was on June 11th, 1901—on July 15th there was a private sitting, at which Mr. Barrett attended—the trustee's report is dated October 17th, 1901—the defendant's application for his discharge on November 29th has been adjourned, and nothing has been done in it—the date of the order to prosecute is December 21st, 1901—I attended with the file and gave evidence at the Mansion House in this case on December 17th, when the defendant was committed for trial. (
<hi rend="italic">Further passages from the transcript of the public examination were read.</hi>)</p>
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<interp inst="t19020210-name-163" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BAGSTER</persName> </hi>. I am a banker and a representative of the firm of C. J. Hambro & Son, bankers, of 70, Old Broad Street—for some years past we have had transactions with the firm of Frank Mievelle & Son—during the last year or two in dealing with that firm we principally transacted business with the defendant—on Jannary 29th, 1901, we wanted to buy cheques on Paris, and I bought a cheque from defendant for 75,000 francs, about £3,000—that was a purchase on the Exchange at between 1.30 and 2.30—the rate of Exchange at which I bought was 25.14 francs as shown in this contract—on the same day I got a cheque</p>
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<p>drawn by Mievelle & Son for 75,000 francs on Henrot et Fils, of Paris; they are Paris bankers—it would be the usual custom to pay for such a cheque the next day, but on this occasion I paid the same day because the prisoner asked me to do so and allowed us one day's interest—this is the cheque I signed on behalf of Hambro & Son, dated January 29th, payable to Frank Mievelle & Son, or bearer—it is equivalent to 75,000 francs", less a day's interest—the cheque we received from the defendant was paid by Henrot et Fils—I met the prisoner on the Exchange, and I said I was a buyer of cheques on Paris.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The firm of Mievelle has been established for some years, it is not what you would call an old firm—I knew Mr. John Frank Mievelle for many years—he was the senior partner of the firm—I believe for some time he had not been attending to the firm's business—I had not seen him on 'Change for some little time prior to this matter—I have done business with the firm frequently prior to January, 1901—I might have said to the defendant on this day, "I can use a cheque on Paris to-day; have you anything to do?"—he would come up to me and I might say that—I stand there and he comes up to me—on this occasion I might have approached him first and made the suggestion that I could do with a cheque on Paris—the interest for the day was at three or four per cent., and that works out on this amount to about 5s. 6d., a very small amount—payment on the same day has occurred in times prior to 29th January—it has been made on the same day, on the same terms as with this transaction, on previous occasions—I should say the usual practice is to pay on the following day, but it is not an unusual thing to pay the same day as between anybody—I know the defendant's father was one of the proprietors of Hay's Wharf—his uncle, Mr. Hugh Collins Smith, is a director of Hay's Wharf, and was a governor of the Bank of England.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> In these transactions we never pay the same day unless we are requested to do so.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020210-name-164" type="given" value="THOMAS EDWARD"/>THOMAS EDWARD GREEN</persName> </hi>. I am sub-manager of the London Agency of the Societe Generale de Credit Industriel in Paris, which is commonly called the Credit Industriel—their office is at 126, Cannon Street—on January 29th, 1901, I purchased from the defendant a cheque on Paris for 31,500 francs at the rate of Exchange of 25 francs 14 1/4 cents.—this is the contract (C); paying for it on the same day at his request by a cheque (D) for £1,252 13s. 10d.—the usual practice in banking is to pay the following day—he allowed me a day's interest for the accommodation, which I deducted from the cheque—the cheque which he handed me for 315 francs was drawn on Henrot et Fils at Paris.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The day's interest amounted to 3s.—4d.—I have very frequently dealt with Frank Mieville & Son for some years—I have not seen Mr. Mieville for some time; I believe the whole conduct of the firm has rested with the defendant for some little time—I have seen Mr. Mieville on 'Change, but I cannot say definitely whether between 1899 and 1901—I had heard he was not well—I had paid the defendant on the same day on other occasions, and I may have done it to one other firm I do not think I can recollect more than one other firm, unless they were ordinary commercial firms, who asked for that accommodation—among my clients if a commercial firm were to come and ask to be paid the same day</p>
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<p>I might give it to them if I was satisfied with the bills offered, and that sort of thing, and the reason that was given—that would apply to clients of mine generally.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I am speaking of commercial firms who are selling their own bills, properly accepted and indorsed—the regular practice in dealing with a bill-broker like the defendant is to pay the next day—in dealing on the Exchange with a broker the practice is to pay the next day—it is, the exception to pay the same day—I did it at his special request.</p>
<hi rend="italic">by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MATHEWS</hi>. I do not hold any of the bills of Alexander of Leeds.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020210-name-165" type="given" value="PETER"/>PETER KNAPP</persName> </hi>. I am cashier to Messrs. Simpson, merchants, of 31, Fenchurch Street—on January 29th, 1901, I received instructions from my employers to give an order to Frank Mieville & Son to buy a cheque on Antwerp for 299 francs—in consequence, I put the order in the form of a note, and sent it round to Mieville & Son—I subsequently received this cheque, drawn by Sir Samuel Montague & Company, for 299 francs, on the Banque d'Auvers (E)—this is the contract which I received from Mieville & Son (F)—that sets out the price as £11 17s. 9d., at an Exchange of 25 francs 15 1/2—on January 30th our firm paid Frank Mieville & Son £11 17s. 9d. by this cheque (G)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The cheque from Sir Samuel Montague & Company is dated January 29th—that cheque was stopped in Antwerp when it was presented—it was returned to us in London, and we re-presented it through a notary, John Newton, on February 14th, and it was paid—our cheque of January 30th to the order of Frank Mieville & Son is crossed London and Westminster Bank to their account, and indorsed by them—we have been asked to give cash on the same day, but I do not think it is the usual custom—it is not an unusual thing to have cash asked for on the same day—on behalf of Messrs. Simpson, in our dealings with Mieville & Son, I have asked for cash on the same day pretty often, paying the day's interest—I believe that is pretty generally done.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Our firm are East India merchants, and we were selling our own bills, and then we very often ask for cash on the same day—I know it is the custom with the broker to pay the next day.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020210-name-166" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SIR SAMUEL MONTAGUE, BART</persName> </hi>. I am the senior partner in the firm of Samuel Montague & Company, of 60, Old Broad Street, bankers and bullion dealers—I have had 54 years experience in foreign bankers' business in London—I am qualified to speak of the custom on the Exchange with regard to the buying and selling of foreign bills and cheques—it is almost the invariable custom to pay the next day for foreign bills which are bought—that has been the custom for about 20 years—prior to that we used to buy on Tuesday and pay on Friday, or buy on Friday and pay on Tuesday, but there were two cases of fraud under that system, and the custom was altered, to diminish the possibility of fraud, to payment on the next day—we could not have the money the same day as a rule, because we deliver the bills as a rule in the afternoon, after the banking hours—the alteration was made at my instance, after consulting Messrs. Baring and Messrs. Rothschild to get the cash next day—if the person buying is a bill broker, we rely on his having the principal at his bank, or on order, if he is not dealing on his own account</p>
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<p>—the assumption is that we know we shall be paid—if he gives us the name of his principal, we look to his principal—if he does not give us the name of a principal, we look to him—it is understood that he has the money when he buys a foreign cheque of us, if he does not give the name of his principal—I have known the firm of Mieville & Son on Change for some years—for the last year or more before their failure defendant conducted the business of the firm on the Exchange almost entirely—I hardly remember seeing Mr. Mieville on 'Change for a year before this transaction—on January 29th, 1901, the defendant on the Exchange purchased of me a cheque on Paris for 57,500 francs 13 1/2—this is the contract (H)—I believe he handed me that on 'Change, or he might have sent it on afterwards—the usual custom is to give it at once, but I was so busy on 'Change I am not sure if he gave it to me—the equivalent in English money would be £2,287 12s. 10d.—on the same day he purchased of me a cheque on Antwerp for 299 francs at the rate of Exchange of 25 francs 15 1/2—this is the contract note—I delivered to him the same day our cheque for 57,500 francs drawn on the Credit Lyonnaise of Paris and also our cheque on Antwerp for 299 francs—those two total up to £2,299 10s. 7d.—in accordance with the usual custom I gave the defendant credit till the following day for that amount—on the following day, January 30th, my firm drew on Mieville & Son, in accor
<lb/>dance with the usual practice, for that amount, £2,299 10s. 7d.—I believe the acceptance of that to be in the defendant's writing—he accepted it payable at the Head Office of the London and Westminster Bank—it was presented the same day and dishonoured—on the following day, January 31st, I received this letter (L) from the defendant's firm, dated January 30th, and addressed to us [
<hi rend="italic">Expressing regret that in consequence of the failure of a firm with whom Frank Mievelle & Son had had long business connections, they were obliged to ask for Montague & Co's kind consideration for about 14 days; that their books had been placed in the hands of Messrs. Harvey, Preen & Co., chartered accountants; and their solicitor was Mr. H. F. Pollock, and that they hoped to make a satisfactory proposal, as their total shortage, as they then made it out, was less than £3,000.</hi>]—we have received no portion of the £2,299 10s. 7d.—we have not received a penny of the £11 17s. 9d. which the defendant received from Messrs. Simpson and Co.—I knew he was buying that cheque on Antwerp for Messrs. Simpson & Co.—it is in the contract, and in drawing our cheque on Antwerp we made it payable to Simpson & Co.—upon receipt of the letter of January 30th from the defendant announcing his inability to pay, we stopped our Antwerp cheque and tried to stop the French cheque also, but we were too late—when we subsequently discovered that Simpson and Co. had actually paid the defendant for that cheque, we removed the stop and allowed our cheque to be honoured, and it was paid with the charges which had been incurred in protesting it—after I received the defendant's letter of January 30th, I sent for him, and he came to my private room at the office on the 31st—I reproached him for his conduct—he said he had only continued that which Mr. Mieville had done before—I said, "If Mr. Mieville had told you to pick my pocket, would you have done so?"—he said, "No"—I said, "That is what you have done"'—he burst into tears—it was a very painful</p>
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<p>interview, and I was glad when it was over—I said that if he had come to me for assistance I might have helped him—we found out that he had been selling at a loss for many days before that, and on this particular day he was carrying out these transactions at a loss—he lost half a cent in one case, three-quarters of a cent in another, and paid for that day's interest—I certainly would not have given him those cheques if I had known he was carrying on business in that way—I should presume he was carrying on business, in the way usual with brokers, at a profit—we have not had an instance of non-payment like this for 20 years—the defendant must have been paying at the rate of 15 to 20 per cent on the transaction for the use of the money—we always looked on the firm of Frank Mieville and Son, as an honourable, respectable firm—we never heard anything against them—it dwindled rather—it was a dwindled firm, but respectable—I should say in 999 cases out of 1,000 in transactions on 'Change the custom is to pay the next day—sometimes when documents have to be cleared we may be asked to pay the same day, but it is looked on as a sign of weakness in the seller if he asks to be paid the same day—we should be rather frightened to deal—I am speaking of the case of a broker.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The firm used to be Courtland and Mieville, and then it was the firm of Frank Mieville and Son, some ten or fifteen years after—it was an old firm changed into Frank Mieville and Son—the old firm was one of the best firms of brokers in the city—I knew it fifty years ago—Frank Mieville's uncle retired and took away, I believe, a great part of the capital, and then the nephew took it up—that was about 1889—I never heard anything against the firm until this transaction—it had a reputation not of wealth but of respectability—since 1900 Mr. Frank Mieville has not attended much to the business—I only saw him twice about that period—I had not seen him for many months before this transaction—the business then devolved on the defendant—the firm of Mieville dealt with us buying and selling, chiefly buying, during the whole time of their existence as a firm—at my interview with the defendant on January 31st, I cannot be sure if he told me he was trying to get time for the firm—I do not remember his saying that—he only said the practice of buying for the next day and selling for cash had been commenced long ago by Mr. Mieville, and he had continued it—he may have said he had been trying to get time for the firm—I think he said something about its being a hard struggle, but I did not pay much attention to his particular words—I was angry with him for the way he had duped us—I was astonished, too—possibly he may have said the had been trying to get money from his friends—I am sure he did not mention that Mr. Mieville had been approached for the purposes of getting money from Mr. Mieville's friends, I do not believe he did—I do not think he said that the effort to get money from his friends had been depending on the efforts of Mr. Mieville to get money from his friends, and in that way he was struggling on to carry on the business; the interview was very short—I was astounded at what had occurred, and I was glad to get him out of the place—he may have said he was struggling to get on and trying to get money; I did not pay much attention to him—I think Martin's Bank began civil proceedings against Mieville and Son immediately after the 31st, as soon</p>
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<p>as they could—in those proceedings their solicitors, Goldberg, Barrett, and Newall, whom we also consulted, acted for them—I wanted to take criminal proceedings at once—Messrs. Martin instituted civil proceedings, which were followed by proceedings in bankruptcy—Goldberg, Barrett, and Newall were not my solicitors until this occasion; they became our solicitors as soon as we consulted Messrs. Martin—that was a day or two after January 31st, or perhaps the 31st—after that date they acted for us as well as for Martin's—I do not think our claim was put forward, we thought it was not a debt—I believe it was put forward later on in the course of the bankruptcy proceedings—I left the matter in Goldberg, Barrett, and Newall's hands, except that I proposed they should go before the Lord Mayor at once; I think I said that the same day, somewhere about January 31st or February 1st—I believe the solicitors carried on negociations under which we would accept payment of so much in the £in relation to this debt on behalf of ourselves and Martin's Bank—one of my partners was very averse to any settlement except taking criminal proceedings—I told the defendant on January 31st that this was a case of picking pockets—I believe the solicitors tried to obtain a settle
<lb/>ment for so much in the £for Martin's Bank and ourselves—I do not know if those negociations went on for six weeks—I will not say they did not; it is very likely—they began about February 1st and went on to the middle of March—we were advised to wait till the bankruptcy—I fancy the negociations were on the basis that if 10s. in the £were paid we would not press the firm into bankruptcy—I should have to consult my co-creditors, Messrs. Martin—I do not know that the question of bankruptcy was a condition—no resolution was come to—we should have decided yes or no when we had the proposition—I had several visits from Messrs. Goldberg and Barrett—at first Mr. Goldberg acted and afterwards Mr. Barrett—they came and saw me between February 1st and the middle of March—they said the matter would be taken up by the Public Prosecutor in some way if we took it before the Lord Mayor—that representation was made between the 1st of February and the middle of March—they advised us not to take criminal proceedings, because they said the same result would come from the bankruptcy, and the Public Prosecutor would take up the case—I suppose I was a party to the negociations under which we should get 10s. in the £, and if the matter afterwards went into bankruptcy we were assured that the Public Prosecutor would take up the case, but we did not know of the facts of the case—I do not say that I was assured by the solicitors that if we got half our debt, neverthe
<lb/>less there might be a prosecution—it was very likely said that if 10s. in the £were forthcoming we would guarantee that there would be no bankruptcy; as far as we were concerned we did not take any bankruptcy proceedings—we did not know then the facts we knew later on—we did not know what had occurred—even after the petition was presented on March 12th negociations might still have gone on for the payment of 10s. in the £—it was not stated to me that the understanding was that the petition should be withdrawn if the payment of 10s. in the £was forth
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<p>sitting—I suppose July 12th was the date—Mr. Barrett was there on both occasions—I believe December 2nd, 1901, was the date when I swore the Information at the Mansion House, I suppose in conjunction with Martin's Bank representative—we did not set out in the information the negociations which had been proceeding from the 1st February to the middle of March in regard to a settlement of our claims by a payment of 10s. in the £—we had determined that the facts disclosed necessitated other proceedings—the Public Prosecutor took the case up—I do not know whether the order of the Bankruptcy Court was on the 21st December—I believe I was informed of the result of the bankruptcy examination on the 11th June—I did not hear the answers that were given then—I was there when the application was made for his discharge—I may have heard something of what the defendant said on his public examination—I knew about the transaction with Henrot, I think, only a short time before we took criminal proceedings—I do not think I took the trouble to inform myself about his answers, except casually; I may have been told some of them—Mr. Barrett reported generally, I suppose—when I swore the information in December I knew generally, but not all the details—I may have heard the statement as to his drawings, and one or two things may have been told me, but I did not trouble myself very much about it—I swore in the information that on January 28th, 1901, the firm of Frank Mieville & Son had decided to stop payment and had called in an accountant, who appears to have suggested that the firm should carry on another day so as to give the accountant a chance of going through the books; Mr. Barrett told me that—I remember now that one important fact, and perhaps two or three others, but not all the details—it is quite impossible for me to fix the date when he told me that the defendant had said that it was in January, and owing to the failure of Schmolze and Reischmann, and the subsequent failure of Herbert Alexander, that his firm had been practically brought to the ground—I do not think it was long before the Mansion House proceedings—the delay was because I was told that the Public Prosecutor would take the case up immediately—I was not told that on January 31st—they said that was likely to be done, and the application was made, I was told, to the Public Prosecutor, and he said he would take it up after committal—information of that character was not given to me about January 31st, 1901—they dissuaded me from taking criminal proceedings, saying it would be better to wait for the bankruptcy, when the Public Prosecutor would take it up—that is if, in the proceedings in the Bankruptcy Court, evidence was elicited which showed some criminal offence had been committed—until that was done there was no order to prosecute—we were guided by our solicitors—if Martin's Bank and my partners had agreed, I should not have opposed the accepting of 10s. in the £—I should have acted in that way, as my solicitors recommended—I am not so sure that there would have been no prosecution—I do not think my partners would have agreed to that—there would have been no bankruptcy if the other persons interested had agreed—we did not know until much later on the facts in the bankruptcy, and I thought it was necessary that we should endeavour, if we could, as a duty, to prevent the insecurity that would arise unless we did take those steps in our dealings on Change—I was present on November 29th when the defendant asked for his discharge—the proceedings only took a few</p>
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<p>minutes—I do not think he received then the first intimation that criminal proceedings were contemplated against him—I think he must have known at the private examination—I cannot say if he would have presented himself and applied for his discharge on November 29th if he knew criminal proceedings were pending against him—payment the same day is most unusual in dealings on the Exchange—Mr. Bagster is a person of some experience with regard to such dealings—I do not think that any one can speak with more authority than myself—I do not deny that Mr. Bagster is qualified to speak as far as his experience goes—Messrs. Hambro is a considerable firm—it is extremely unusual in transactions on the Exchange to pay the same day, and I think Mr. Bagster said so; he said the usual practice was to pay the next day—I think we may have ten contracts to his one—I agree with him that it is unusual to pay the same day; I disagree with him that it is not unusual to pay the same day—Mr. Knapp does not come on 'Change, and it does not apply to him—if we dealt with a comparative stranger we should ask for the money the same day but it would not be on 'Change, but at our own office—a merchant might ask his broker, but he would not give bills, but his own cheque—it is a sign of weakness if a man cannot wait till the next day—it is very unusual to ask for the money the same day, except in the case of a very small merchant—half a cent would be 10d. in each £100, about 8s. per.£1,000—the rate of Exchange is worked very closely, the most closely of any Exchange operated on here—at 15 or 20 per cent., which the defendant was paying for interest and the difference in the rate of Exchange, it would work out at £20 in the course of a year—the rate of Exchange fluctuates very slightly; half a cent is considered a large fluctuation—it would not fluctuate here except a telegraphic communication came from Paris, and that arrives after the Exchange is closed, very rarely before—if the bank rate went up or down it would affect the rate; we should know that at 12 or 12-30; in those cases there would be perhaps a fluctuation of half a cent.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I did not know until after the defendant's failure that he had been doing the same kind of thing for some days before at a loss, or we should never have trusted him; I found out afterwards by enquiry in February that he had had repeated transactions, losing money by them—I was angry at my interview with him because he had deceived me; I thought he was incapable of doing such a thing; the money was not of very great importance—he had deceived me by buying a thing for which he could not pay, and did not pay, and had not the likelihood of paying, and it was the first case in 20 years that had occurred—my firm did not take any civil proceedings for the recovery of this money from the defendant—the writ was issued against him at the instance of Martin's Bank—I do not think it was issued in any sense on our behalf or in' our interest—I do not know whether we should have participated in it later on—the writ only claimed the money due to Martin's Bank, but I suppose our claim would have been similar to it—we made no claim, we always thought our claim was not an ordinary debt—at the time I first consulted Messrs. Goldberg and Barrett I had no information as to the defendant's knowledge of his own pecuniary position, except the letter which we Received—I had no previous knowledge of his position—it was by the</p>
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<p>questions in the bankruptcy examination alone that I learned what his previous knowledge of the position was—I think we proved in the bankruptcy for our debt, but we put against it that we did not consider it was an ordinary debt—that was my opinion about the transaction—I do not know what form it took exactly—the defendant would schedule us among his creditors—we certainly did not approach the defendant or his advisers with a view to settlement after the proceedings had been begun by Martin's Bank—I think the proposals I have been asked about came from the defendant and his advisers; I cannot be certain about that.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020210-name-167" type="given" value="LUKE"/>LUKE HANSARD</persName> </hi>. I am the manager of Martin's Bank, Ltd., 68, Lombard Street—on January 29th, 1901, the defendant on the Exchange purchased of me this Paris cheque (N) for 50,000 francs at the rate of Ex
<lb/>change of 25 francs 13 1/2 c.—this is the contract—the equivalent in English money is £1,989 5s. 2d.—we drew our cheque on Messrs. J. Allard & Co., of Paris—on the next day, January 30th, I drew on Frank Mieville & Son for £1,989 5s. 2d.—this is his acceptance (O)—it is the defendant's writing—our cheque for 50,000 francs has been duly paid by the drawees, our Paris house—the defendant's acceptance when presented on the 30th was dishonoured—we received this letter from the defendant on January 31st. (
<hi rend="italic">This was in similar terms to that written to Sir Samuel Montague and Co.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not have an interview with the defendant—I saw him about 16 days after receiving the letter—I said I was sorry for him—I have no recollection of saying I desired to help him as far as I could—we instructed Messrs. Goldberg, one of the firm of solicitors to the Bank, and a writ was issued—we gave them instructions before I had some interviews with Sir Samuel Montague—probably he sent round and asked us to call on him, a day or two afterwards, within a week I think—the civil proceedings had not been begun then—I think Mr. Pollock, the defendant's solicitor, made some proposals in writing to Mr. Goldberg—probably it was after those proposals were made that we saw Sir Samuel Montague, but it was not on account of the proposals—the writ was issued after that, but not for some time—we proceeded to judgment, and then a bankruptcy notice was issued, and a bankruptcy petition filed on March 12th—between 2nd February and 12th March negociations were proceeding between Messrs. Goldberg and Mr. Pollock—Mr. Goldberg said it was done simply to gain time—we did not attach any real importance to it—we thought we must give him time—there were no serious negociations—he said he would be able to make an offer in writing, but it never came to anything—I do not think I have had submitted to me a correspondence from February 7th to March 21st between Messrs. Goldberg and Mr. Pollock and Messrs. Preen—I did not learn what was being done—I thought they were waiting to see if anything came from Mr. Pollock's offer, which was 10s. in the £ to the best of my recollection—Mr. Pollock has since died—I don't think Messrs. Goldberg went quite so far as to say that if the offer could be secured to their satisfaction they would accept it and there need be no bankruptcy proceedings—I understood they would advise us to accept it—during this time we saw Sir Samuel Montague on the Exchange occasionally and mentioned to him the fact of Mr. Pollock's letter—there</p>
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<p>were no serious negociations—we never seriously entertained it—Messrs. Goldberg were acting on behalf of Sir Samuel Montague & Co. as well as ourselves very shortly after the suspension, no doubt, because I think he said something about its saving costs—from that date I understood the negociations were to be conducted on behalf of Sir Samuel Montague and
<hi rend="italic">Co.</hi> and our bank—they were acting for both from a month or six week, after it happened—I should not think the negotiations were continuing up to March 12th, when the petition was filed—I do not know that the negociations for settlement were continued after the petition was put on the file—I did not attend the defendant's public examination—I left it to our solicitors—Mr. Barrett was acting in the matter for us and Sir Samuel Montague & Co., I think, and he continued to do so down to and on December 2nd, when I and Sir Samuel Montague swore the information—I did not see Sir Samuel Montague upon this matter between June and December—I nearly always saw him on 'Change on Tuesdays and Fridays, very often we had no conversation—Mr. Barrett was solicitor for us and Sir Samuel Montague on December 17th, when the matter was before the Alderman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> As far as I know, Sir Samuel Montague & Co. were no parties to the civil proceedings which we took—the writ was issued on our behalf only—Mr. Goldberg advised us the offer was not serious, and was to gain time and postpone the date of the defendant's bankruptcy, and so we thought.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020210-name-168" type="given" value="HORACE"/>HORACE BARRETT</persName> </hi>. I am one of the firm of Goldberg, Barrett, and Newall, solicitors, of West Street, Finsbury Circus—for some years we have acted as solicitors to Martin's Bank—I believe Mr. Goldberg was first consulted about this matter on January 31st or February 1st—I was away at the time—on February 7th we issued this writ on behalf of Martin's Bank, claiming £1,989 due upon the bill which had been accepted by the defendant—judgment was signed on February 23rd—I think appearance was entered, and I believe we made application under Order 14—on February 23rd a bankruptcy notice was issued—prior to the issue of the writ I do not think there were negociations for a settle
<lb/>ment of Martin's claim—we were approached by Harvey Preen, an accountant, and he made a proposal, presumably with a view to a settlement—I think Mr. Pollock came to see us first—he made one or two suggestions—the object, I believe, was to gain time—that was the view we took of it—I think Mr. Pollock called two or three times—Mr. Preen submitted a statement of the defendant's affairs, and on March 6th or 7th we told Mr. Pollock that nothing less than 10s. in the £would be entertained—that was communicated to Mr. Preen as well, I think—up to that time we had never had instructions from Sir Samuel Montague that he would accept anything in settlement—I knew we were acting for both parties, but we were suing for Martin's bank, and I take it that up to the beginning of March it was for Martin's bank, because I don't know that we were doing anything for Sir Samuel Montague so far as these negociations were concerned, up to the beginning of March—after we intimated that nothing less than 10s. in the £would be accepted, the matter took no definite shape, but fell through—it was rather what we had anticipated, and we continued our proceedings—I advised the private</p>
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<p>examination on July 15th—at an interview we had on February 8th, 9th or 10th, Sir Samuel Montague & Co. desired criminal proceedings to be taken—that was in confirmation of what I had heard before—my partner and I advised it would be better not to take criminal proceedings at that time, as if we made the debtor bankrupt, the whole facts could then be got out—the defendant would be on oath—I had not obtained the whole of the facts till after the public examination—on behalf of the trustee I caused the bankrupt to be examined at a private sitting—the defendant was not only examined at that, but at the public examination—I applied for the private sitting at the end of May or beginning of June, immedi
<lb/>ately following the public examination—having obtained the evidence at the public and private examinations on 31st July on behalf of the trustee I submitted the whole of the facts to Counsel for an opinion, which we got, I think, a day or two before the long vacation—then the long vacation intervened, and we could not apply to the Court till November, as it was not vacation business—at the end of October we applied to the Registrar for an order to prosecute on behalf of the trustee—he adjourned it, and it stood over two or three weeks for his consideration—ultimately we went before the Registrar, and he considered that this was an unusual prosecution under Section 14, and the suggestion was made that we should start the prosecution, and on committal the order to prosecute should go—from the first, so far as our interviews with Sir Samuel Montague are concerned, he and his firm were anxious to take criminal proceedings—we were consulted with that view—Sir Samuel Montague said that, so far as his own views were concerned, it was only on our advice that it was postponed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> About the beginning of February Sir Samuel Montague expressed the desire to take criminal proceedings—I do not admit we have had negociations; proposals were made to us by Mr. Harvey Preen and Mr. Pollock at that time—proposals were received and entertained by us principally, if not wholly, on behalf of Martin's Bank, but I believe that certainly from towards the end of February whatever proposals were made were submitted to Sir Samuel Montague & Co. about the first week in March—a proposal was made in writing to pay £100 down, and then something else—the definite proposal was about the end of February or beginning of March—that was submitted to Martin's Bank and to Sir Samuel Montague—before that, other proposals had come forward, which we had rejected—we should probably submit those to Martin's Bank, but I cannot quite say we should to Sir Samuel Montague; we may have done so, but if we considered them too small we should not—(
<hi rend="italic">The witness was referred to letters of February</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th and</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">th with regard to the proposal, and to subsequent correspondence.</hi>)—it is clear from my answer that I did not submit the proposal to Sir Samuel Montague & Co.—we were in communication with Sir Samuel Montague & Co. as from March 6th, and acting on their behalf—in the letter of March 9th the total indebtedness is stated to be £4,700; I do not doubt that that includes Sir Samuel Montague's debt—10s. in the £ on that would amount to £2,350—the petition was filed on March 12th—I daresay negociations proceeded even after the filing of the petition, as is usual when the debtor wants to get the petition dismissed—I have the letters of March 18th and 20th—it</p>
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<p>was with a view of compromising the petitioning creditor's debt and getting the petition dismissed—in the course of the correspondence refer
<lb/>ence is made to the help which is expected to come from Mr. Mieville and his friends, and how the defendant was doing the best he could in the circumstances of the case—I do not know whether, if 10s. in the £ had been forthcoming up to March 21st, we should not have proceeded in bankruptcy; I should have taken my client's instructions, and if my clients had been willing to take 10s. in the £ there would have been an end of the bankruptcy proceedings—you can only withdraw a petition by order of the Court—I should have taken instructions as to applying for it.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020210-name-169" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES PETERS</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the London and Westminster Bank, Lothbury—Frank Mieville & Co. have an account there—I produce a certified copy showing the account from January 28th to 31st, 1901, inclusive—on evening of 27th there was £377 17s. 2d. to credit; on evening of 28th the balance was £57 7s. 2d.; on evening of 30th, £9 16s.; and on evening of 31st, £3 1s. 3d.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> On 28th there were payments into the account of £4 16s. 1d. and £4,020 2s. 11d., and drawings out—on 29th there were payments in of £4, £4,521 15s. 10d., and £26 4s.—no doubt the £4,521 would include the proceeds of the Hambro and Credit Industriel cheques—there were operations on the account on the 29th which reduced the credit balance to £32 5s. 1d.—on the 30th there were payments in of £11 17s. 9d. and £1 2s. 11d.—the defendant had no overdraft—the £4,521 was paid in to meet two cheques for £2,228 17s. 2d. and £1,592 0s. 10d. on that day.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Among the payments in on the 30th one of the credits was £11 17s. 9d.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020210-name-170" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MYERS</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk to John Annan, Dexter, & Co., Chartered Accountants, of Ironmonger Lane—Mr. John Annan, one of the partners, was trustee in the bankruptcy of Mieville & Son—under his superinten
<lb/>dence I have investigated the books and affairs of this firm, including the ledger, which contains an account of the firm with Henrot et Fils, of Paris—it shows that on the morning of January 29th, 1901, Mieville & Son were in debt to Henrot et Fils about £116—Schmorlze & Reischmann are returned by the defendant in the bankruptcy proceedings as debtors to the firm for £1,164 15s. 9d., for bills under the heading doubtful debts—the state of affairs was sworn on April 16th, and the receiving order is dated March 27th—the deficiency account prepared by the defendant is on the file, and purports to account for the deficiency, there being £13,163—he puts down the nett loss on trading from January, 1900, at £1,040, the draw
<lb/>ings of Mr. Mieville at £136, and himself at £1,044; that is under expenses incurred since December 31st, 1899, up to the date of filing the statement of affairs—Alexander & Co. have failed; I cannot speak to the date—I should not think their failure increased the liabilities of the defen
<lb/>dant firm; they were endorsers of bills to Schmorlze & Reischmann, who had endorsed, in due course, to Mieville & Son—I should not think Alexander's failure increased the liability of Mieville & Son after January 1st.—Alexander & Co. had endorsed bills to Schmorlze & Reischmann, and Schmorlze & Reischmann, in the ordinary course of trade, I suppose, had</p>
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<p>endorsed them to Mieville & Son—it is in respect of the same bills that the defendant speaks, when he speaks of Schmorlze & Reischmann having failed, and so caused loss to his firm—I should not think the loss sustained by Mieville & Son in consequence of the failure of Schmorlze & Reischmann accounted for the deficiency of Mieville & Son, for the reason that the deficiency as per statement of affairs is £13,361, and I do not know the exact figure at which Mieville & Son place Schmorlze & Reischmann's liabilities to them, but I am pretty sure it is not more than half that sum—the defendant puts down in his deficiency account the loss on the bills at £6,790, for which they were liable as endorsers, and that is not more than half of the total deficiency.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The bills were drawn by Alexander, of Leeds, and various parties; they were accepted by various parties on the continent and endorsed by Schmorlze and Reischmann, and then by Frank Mieville and Son—I do not know that of those bills £1,100 had been taken up in January—I do not know that the defendant had taken up in January £1,400 worth of those bills; if you add that to the £6,790 it gives a liability
<hi rend="italic">of</hi> £8,000—I
<hi rend="italic">do not know</hi> that at the date
<hi rend="italic">of Schmorlze</hi> and Reischmann's failure bills to the amount of £16,000 were outstanding, of which Frank Mieville and Son were the endorsers—I have not concerned myself with that part of the case—so far as I know the books have all been quite regularly kept, I do not give a decided answer to that—I represent the trustee; we have investigated—it is a matter of opinion whether it is the trustee's duty, when a charge of fraud is made against a man, to see whether his books have been regularly kept—as far as I went I saw no mistakes in the books—I am a clerk in Mr. Annan's office; he being trustee in this bankruptcy has delegated his duty to me—I cannot tell you when the original firm of Frank Mieville was formed; I had no concern with that—as far as I have seen from the books I believe the original capital was about £6,000—I do not know it as a fact, because my investigations have never taken me over that ground—I do not know that the capital as it stood on the books was £10,000, or how much of that was put in in 1889—I believe the defendant came a clerk to learn the business in 1892, but I have never been told-in so many words—I believe he entered as a partner in March, 1893—I do not know that by that time all the capital had been absorbed—I made no investigation into that—I cannot say off-hand what Frank Mieville's drawings had been for a number of years, but if the ledger is produced to me I will tell you—it may have been about £1,200 a year—the defendant introduced £3,000 into the business in 1892—he had in 1893 £200 a year plus £150, the interest of 5 % on the capital he introduced—I do not know if he after
<lb/>wards put £3,230 into the business—it would probably appear in the defendant's capital account—I have not had occasion to investigate this—the books have been in my care since about May last year—Mr. Guy Stephenson appeared for the defendant at the Police Court; he did not put these questions to me—the ledger is not indexed, and it is not my fault if I cannot find it; it is the fault of the defendant's cashier—I find that Mr. Payne advanced to the business in December, 1897, £2,500—I believe the defendant's drawing of £600 began subsequent to 1897 and to that advance for which he became responsible—in 1900, when Mr.</p>
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<p>Mieville drew £136 and the defendant £1,044, Mr. Mieville was not attending to the business at all—in the bankruptcy Henrot et Fils appeared as debtors to Frank Mieville and Son in a sum of £124, which emerged at £132 on realization—everything has been handed over to me as far as I know—the proceeds of the cheques from Hambro and the Credit Lyonnaise of January 29th, 1901, went to liquidate other liabilities of Mieville and Son incurred in the same way the day before in the firm's business; every penny was paid into the bank, including Simpson's cheque, £11 17s. 9d.—two of the liabilities I speak of as incurred in the same way the day before were £1,592 0s. 10d. to Martin's Bank and £2,228 17s. 2d. to Sir Samuel Montague.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> By liabilites incurred in the same way, I mean cheques were purchased from Sir Samuel Montague & Co. and Martin's Bank on the 28th exactly in the same manner as cheques were purchased on the 29th, and those bought on the 29th went to liquidate those of the 28th—the books show that on the 28th he was buying 40,000 francs at 25 for 12 1/2 from Martin's Bank, and selling at 25 for 14, a loss of 1 1/2 cent.—there are two transactions on that day, both showing the same loss, one with Martin's Bank, the other
<hi rend="italic">with</hi> Sir
<hi rend="italic">Samuel Montague & Co</hi>—I see on January 21st he bought 40,000 francs from Martins's Bank, and sold at a loss of 1 cent.—on the 25th he bought 38,000 francs from Sir Samnel Montague & Co., and sold at a loss of a half cent.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, stated on oath that he had put into the firm £6,200, and in 1897 he had voluntarily parted with securities he had to Harold Payne, who put in £2,500; that in 1900 the whole conduct of the business devolved on himself; that when he became involved in difficulties, through the failure of Schmorlze & Reischmann, he did not know the position in which his affairs really stood, as he had not had to do with his books or balance sheets, but that he heard that Alexander & Co., of Leeds, might be floated as a solvent Limited Liability Company, and that he thought if he could keep the business going he would receive help from his friends, and that the firm could be carried on successfully; that it was quite usual on the Exchange to ask for and receive cash the same day; and that he had no knowledge or intention of doing wrong to any one, nor of acting otherwise than in the ordinary course of his trade.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19020210-name-171" type="given" value="GEORGE EDMUND"/>GEORGE EDMUND HOLLAND</persName> </hi>. I am a decorator in a large way of business at 9, Mount Street, and Ebury Street—I am the defendant's father-in-law—in January, 1901, he consulted me on the question of means, and there was a family meeting in that month at my house, at which I, the defendant, and my son were present—we discussed the affairs of Frank Mieville & Son—the defendant said he thought he was in serious difficulties because of the gentlemen you have heard about, and I said at once that I would find him £1,000, and my son was prepared to give him, I think, £500—my offer was not limited to £1,000; I would have found another £1,000 if he wanted it—I said if we found that, Mr. Frank Mieville's family ought to find a similar amount, and that would meet the whole question—our offer was open right through until I heard criminal proceedings were going to be taken—I don't think at the family gathering any sum was mentioned as the amount of the</p>
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<p>deficiency, because he was not bankrupt then; he only said he might be in difficulties over this failure of Schmorlze & Reischmann—I think he said he had about £4,000 worth of bills outstanding against him, but they would not come back all at once.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The family gathering was early in January, directly after Schmorlze & Reischmann's failure, when the defendant knew he would have to pay these bills—I did not gather from him that he knew early in January these bills would have to be paid by him; I gathered most likely he would have to find some money to meet these bills—I knew he was in difficulty unless I helped him—he would not have come to me unless he wanted some money—I did not help him because the Mieville family would find nothing—we did not make that a condition then—on January 8th I sent him a first instalment of £100, and he returned it saying it was not big enough, and I wrote and said if he liked he should have £500—then he said Mieville's people would not do anything and he did not see why he should do anything—he declined to have the £500 because the Mievilles would not help—he returned the £100 on January 9th or 10th—I suppose he knew by the middle of January the Mieville people were not going to help—when he was found to be bankrupt I offered to find 5s. in the £, provided Mieville's people would find the other 5s. to pay 10s. to annul the bankruptcy.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> My offer was open to him until the firm was bankrupt and I knew of these criminal proceedings—he would have been entitled to rely on it on January 29th—I knew about the date of the petition on March 12th of the deficiency being £13,000—my offer might have helped him if the bills had not come in all at once—he would want £6,500 to pay 10s. in the £—I would have given him £2,000, and I could have got money easily from my brother and other people—I have here the cheque I drew on January 8th.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020210-name-172" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HOLLAND</persName> </hi>,
<hi rend="italic">junior.</hi> I am the last witness's son and the defen
<lb/>dant's brother-in-law—I am a partner in the firm of Cubitt's, the builders, of Gray's Inn Road—in January I saw the defendant frequently—during that month I was willing to help him to the extent of about £800 or £900—no sum was mentioned, I think—that offer was open through January and up to January 29th.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had no idea till I heard it in the bankruptcy that the liabilities of Mieville & Son amounted to £13,000—I would have gone to £1,000—it was quite understood in these negociations that we were to help on condition that Mieville's friends helped him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> My condition was exactly the same as my father's, that there should be some help from the other side.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020210-name-173" type="given" value="FRANK JOB"/>FRANK JOB CHAMBERS</persName> </hi>. I am an architect at 11
<hi rend="smallCaps">A</hi> College Hill, Cannon Street, and am the defendant's brother-in-law—I married his wife's sister—in January, 1901, I was in a position to help him financially, and he came to me in common with other members of his family—I was willing to give assistance, and my offer remained open up to the end of January, 1901.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not know he had been carrying on business for more than twelve years at a loss; I knew he was in difficulties—I was resent at the same meeting.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19020210-185-offence-1 t19020210-name-175"/>Frank Parsons</persName> for £90, without disclosing the fact that he was an undischarged bankrupt.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. THOMAS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HERBERT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. OLIVER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LOCKWOOD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The Jury stopped the case, for want of evidence that the prisoner had made himself responsible.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Friday, February</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1902.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19020210-186-offence-1 t19020210-name-177"/>Ernest George Smith</persName>, and stealing an umbrella, a watch, and other articles, his property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JENKINS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19020210-name-178" type="given" value="ERNEST GEORGE"/>ERNEST GEORGE SMITH</persName> </hi>. I live at 86, Hewitt Road, Haringay—on January 19th, at 3 o'clock, I left my house thoroughly secure—I returned about 7.30, and found the front door forced open—I missed a silver watch and chain, a gold chain without a watch, a watch stand, a silver mug, and three silver labels of a spirit stand, value £10 10s. 6d., and an umbrella from the hall stand—I informed the police within half an hour.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Y.</hi>) On January 19th, about 9.30 p.m., I examined No. 86, Hewitt Road, and found a dent on the door and door post, the top screw of the hasp was broken, and the hasp inside.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020210-name-180" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK WATTS</persName> </hi> (489,
<hi rend="italic">Y.</hi>) On January 19th, about 11.15, I went with other officers and arrested the prisoner in Tarragona Road, in the street—I took him to the station, and found on him five pawn tickets which do not relate to this case—he was charged, but said nothing about I this case.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> It was 9.30 when I saw you first—I followed you to a public house about 9.40, and never lost sight of you—I remained outside, and you went up Caledonian Road, and tried another door—I arrested you about 11.15, when you were showing a man a chain, in Caledonian Road.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I asked him what chain he was showing the man—he said "You have made a mistake, Governor, I have got no chain."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19020210-name-181" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19020210-name-181" type="surname" value="HALL"/>
<interp inst="t19020210-name-181" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR HALL</persName> </hi> (631,
<hi rend="italic">Y.</hi>) I was present when the prisoner was arrested—he threw this umbrella away—I picked it up and took it to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had you in custody for five or six yards before you dropped the umbrella.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I am innocent; I bought the umbrella, three pawn tickets, and a silk handkerchief, for 26s., of a man I had seen before."
<hi rend="italic">He handed in a written statement to the same effect.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19020210-186-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at North London Sessions on July</hi> 19
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1898,
<hi rend="italic">in the name of George Edwards. Several other convictions were proved against him, and there was a further, indictment for housebreaking.
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<hi rend="italic">The Jury commended the police.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19020210-187-offence-1 t19020210-name-184"/>Edward de Poorter and Co., Limited</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BIGGS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TURRELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Mabon.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19020210-name-185" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19020210-name-185" type="given" value="THEODORE BERNARD"/>THEODORE BERNARD ANDRE</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Edward de Poorter and Company, Limited, of Great Tower Street, cycle agents and importers of the Belgian motor which is known as the Derby motor, for which we are sole agents, about 30 of which have been sent over for sale—I exhibited one of them attached to a bicycle, at the Agricultural Hall in November last—I saw it there on December 2nd early in the day and missed it later—this is the motor (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>), but I cannot identify the bicycle—I communicated with the police—I saw this advertisement (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) in a cycling paper dated January 4th, but it appeared on the Wednesday before. (
<hi rend="italic">This offered a bicycle for sale at</hi> 19,
<hi rend="italic">Clerkenwell Road.</hi>)—I called at the address given and went into the shop, but I could not see Mabon—I went later with a policeman and asked to see the bicycle; Mabon said that I could not see it, as it was sold, and afterwards that it was not finished—I went again with a police officer, went downstairs, and saw the motor attached to a different bicycle, and the accumulator was missing from the tank, but that is always missing—the officer spoke and Mabon said that he bought it—my firm sells a motor of that kind for £28 without the bicycle, but ours was not complete—it was worth £26 as it stood in the show.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The Company is registered at Somerset House—I do not think the books are here to show how many motors we have sold—I went there thinking the stolen motor might be there—I was told by a man in the shop that I could not see it, because his employer was out—the advertisement gave the name of Mabon, and the shop was in his name—I went there and represented myself as an intending purchaser—a Mr. Bale had contracted to pay £25 for it, but I do not know whether he had paid it—it was not complete for riding—it had the tyres on—I had a constable outside—I do not know what Mabon said, but I went up to it and said, "This is our's," and I think he said, "That is right, that is the motor"—he said, "I bought it off a man named Davis, and I have his receipt upstairs"—the amount on the receipt is £8—the constable said, "The best thing we can do is to go and find Davis"—I think Davis' address is on the receipt, but Mabon went there with us—Davis said that he sold it for £8, having bought it for £7—at the time it was stolen it was attached to a Mohawk bicycle at the Stanley Show—all I found was the motor without the accumalator, which is worth about 23s.—the Dion motor is the finest of its kind—the price depends on the horse power—this is a Belgian motor made in Louvain—the material to make it would not come to £4 or £5—I cannot tell what the labour would come to—the value of the motor attached to a bicycle is £35, but it was never intended for sale—the price to sell would be £12—it was only put to a Mohawk to show it—I have sold them for £28 plus the accumulator—I sold one to Mr. Ice, of Paris, for £28 10s. direct—there is a discount to the trade—the highest price I have sold to the trade is £24-, but I cannot give you the name now—the trade price is £28, less 15 or 20 per cent.—the prices of motors advertised vary infinitely—I signed the charge sheet.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I cannot say what it costs to make this article in Belgium—I do not know where the Percy motor has gone.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. "When I saw the motor at the shop I could see that it had never been used—I do not think it possible to get a motor of equal power to this for £8.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19020210-name-186" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19020210-name-186" type="given" value="EDWARD DE"/>EDWARD DE POORTER</persName> </hi>. I am managing director of Edward de Poorter & Co.—the prisoner was in my employ—one of my motors was exhibited at the Stanley Show with a high tension wire attached, which is here—it could be fitted to the motor now, but it would not make the bicycle go, it wants another part—it would be insulated by putting a covering on the wire—this plug (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) was on it at the show—after the arrest I saw the motor at Mabon's place and the high tension wire at Davis' place—part of the motor was missing, as it was at the show, and the handles of the cycle are not fitted.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>, This was part of the motor, not of the bicycle—there was no saddle on the bicycle when it was found, or front brake—there was an exhaust bar and cylinder, but it was badly finished—it could be put right—the driving chains are not adjusted—it was advertised as a complete motor bicycle—I should show it to you in that condition—I could not get on it and make it run, but there was no harm in showing it, we generally do so—when it was at the Stanley Show I had a racing bicycle lent me by the Mohawk Company, which I fitted to my motor—the bicycle was not complete; it had a front brake, but no mud guard—the price of motors varies to a great extent.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020210-name-187" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER HENBEST</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant N</hi>). On December 5th I received instructions from Mr. de Poorter and issued this list of property known to be stolen. (
<hi rend="italic">This described the motor and bicycle among other articles.</hi>)—that gives the number which is stamped on the motor—there was no response to that—on January 2nd, 1901, I went with Mr. Andre to Mabon's shop, 19, Clerkenwell Road—Mr. Andre went in first and returned, and afterwards I went in with him and saw Mabon—I said that I was a police officer and wanted to see the Derby motor which he had down stairs, as one had been stolen from the Agricultural Hall in December and I believed it to be the machine—he walked to the back of the shop and down stairs, and we followed into the workshop below—he seemed surprised to see us—he turned very pale and agitated—he went to the motor and said, "That is it"—Mr. Andre identified it and pointed out the number on the list, and said there was no doubt about it—he said, "No, that is quite right; I bought it of a man named Davis, of Aldgate, and gave £8 for it"—I asked for the receipt—he went up to the shop and produced it—this is it ("3/12/01. Received of Mr. Mabon £8, for one Derby motor and accessories. T. W. Davis.")—I asked him if he knew where we could find Davis—he said that he knew where his place" was—I said, "You had better come with me and find it," which he did—we went to 5, Great Alie Street, Whitechapel—I said to Davis, "I am a police officer; this man says you sold him a motor on December 3rd for £8"—he said, "Yes, I did"—I said, "It was a stolen motor, and I shall arrest you for stealing and receiving it"—he said, "I did not steal it, I bought it from a traveller for £7 and got a receipt for it"—I asked when he bought it—he said two or three days before he sold it to Mabon—I</p>
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<p>said, "It was only stolen on the 2nd and sold to Mabon on the 3rd"—I asked him who the traveller was—he said he did not know, but he called on him casually—I asked him to produce the receipt—this is it ("164, Albury Road, December 2nd. Received of Mr. Davis £7, for one motor engine. Paid, T. Andrews, December 30th, by cash ")—he said, "The man brought it to the shop in his brougham; I don't know his name, but you will find it on the receipt"—I said, "When did you pay him for it?"—he said, "At the time he brought it; I paid him here in the shop"—on the way to the station Davis said in Mabon's presence, "I should not have bought it only I took a fancy to it"—I said, "Your fancy did not last long, as you sold it the next day"—he made no reply.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It is an ordinary cycle—as far as I know, Mabon is a per
<lb/>fectly respectable man—there is no other charge against him—I searched his premises, and what I took away the Magistrate ordered me to return to him—Mabon's name actually appears on the bicycle in two places—I think you will find that it was sold before it was advertised—I asked for the one that had been advertised, and he went down into the cellar and put his hand on it—what he told me I found to be completely accurate.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the Court.</hi> Davis's is a regular bicycle shop, selling them and letting them out on hire—a large number were found.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020210-name-188" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK VALE</persName> </hi>. I am an engineer, of 53, College Street, Islington—a fortnight or three weeks before Christmas I saw an advertisement in the "English Mechanic" of a motor bicycle for sale, in consequence of which I called on Mabon but it did not suit me—he showed me another which was not complete, alterations would cost £1, and I suggested £26 for it when complete—I asked if it was a reliable one—he said that it was a Minerva one made for the Motor Company, and said that it had been at the show—I thought that referred to the Stanley Show—it was never in my possession.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have done business with Mabon, and know him as a respectable tradesman—I saw three motors there on the first occasion—he fetched this one out of the front window; people walking by could see it—I saw him again two days before Christmas—I also saw a green one—he did not tell me that he made one to show at the Stanley Show, but that the motor had come from the Stanley Show—I cold Mr. Stroud (
<hi rend="italic">Solicitor</hi>) at the Police Court that Mabon said that the motor came from the Stanley Show, but that I could
<hi rend="italic">not</hi> give the exact words—I told him that it was to that effect—he wished me to modify what I bad said, but I said I could not or I might get into trouble—I told the police that I must stick to it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the Court.</hi> I told Mr. Stroud that I was not sure word for word, but that I should stick to what I had told the police, for fear of getting into trouble—it would not do for me to make one statement at the Police Court and another at the trial.</p>