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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020407-name-1" 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, April 7th, 1902, and following days,</p>
<p>Before the Right Hon.
<hi rend="largeCaps">SIR JOSEPH COCKFIELD DIMSDALE</hi>, Knt., M.P.,
<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; the Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t19020407-name-2" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GRANTHAM</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of His Majesty's High Court; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN WHITTAKER ELLIS</hi>, Bart.; Sir
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<interp inst="t19020407-name-3" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID EVANS</persName> </hi>, K.C.M.G., and Lieut.-Colonel Sir
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<interp inst="t19020407-name-4" type="given" value="HORATIO"/>HORATIO DAVIES</persName> </hi>, K.C.M.G., M.P., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">FORREST FULTON</hi>, Knt., K.C., Recorder of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t19020407-name-6" type="given" value="GEO WYATT"/>GEO. WYATT TRUSCOTT</persName> </hi>, Esq., and
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<interp inst="t19020407-name-7" type="given" value="HENRY GEO"/>HENRY GEO. SMALLMAN</persName> </hi>, Esq., other of the Aldermen of the said City;
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<interp inst="t19020407-name-8" type="given" value="ALBERT FREDERICK"/>ALBERT FREDERICK BOSANQUET</persName> </hi>, Esq., K.C., Common Sergeant of the said City, and
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<interp inst="t19020407-name-9" type="given" value="JAMES ALEXANDER"/>JAMES ALEXANDER RENTOUL</persName> </hi>, Esq., K.C., M.P., LL.D., Deputy Judge of the City of London Court, H.M. Justices of Oyer and Terminer, and General Gaol delivery holder for the said City and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020407-name-10" type="given" value="JOHN CHARLES"/>JOHN CHARLES BELL</persName> </hi>, Esq., Alderman.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020407-name-11" type="given" value="HORACE BROOKS"/>HORACE BROOKS MARSHALL</persName> </hi>, Esq., M.A., J.P.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19020407-name-12" type="given" value="FRANCIS ROBERT MIDDLETON"/>FRANCIS ROBERT MIDDLETON PHILLIPS</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020407-name-13" type="given" value="JOSEPH DAVID"/>JOSEPH DAVID LANGTON</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Under Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">DIMSDALE, MAYOR. SIXTH 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, April</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1902.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Nine months' hard labour.</hi> </rs></p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to stealing two post letters containing postal orders for 20s. and 10s., the property of
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<hi rend="italic">Nine months' hard labour.</hi> </rs></p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to forging and uttering a receipt for £5 0s. 2d., in each case with intent to defraud.</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Four months in the second division.</hi> </rs></p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to stealing four cheques, the property of
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<hi rend="italic">Nine months in the second division.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Six other convictions were proved against him.
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19020407-296-offence-1 t19020407-name-30"/>the Mediter
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs></p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMPSON</hi>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19020407-297-offence-2 t19020407-name-34"/>the London, Brighton, and South Coast Railway Company</persName>.</rs> (
<hi rend="italic">See next case.</hi>)—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM HAYES
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<hi rend="italic">Mr. Elliott for the prosecution offered no evidence against</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMPSON</hi>,†**
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<hi rend="italic">Nine months' hard labour.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM HAYES</hi>,†**
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-298-19020407 t19020407-298-punishment-11"/>Twelve months' hard labour.</rs> The Recorder commended the police for their conduct of the case.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday and Tuesday, April</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">th and</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1902.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19020407-name-41" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR UNDERWOOD</persName> </hi>. I am an upholsterer's fitter, of 54, Rippard Road, Bow. On March 17th I was in the Ship, Wormwood Street—the prisoner Woodbridge came in and called for drink, and tendered a shilling to Miss Harrisson—she took it to the till looked at it, put it in her mouth, bent it, and said "This is a bad shilling"—she put it in her mouth again and doubled it up—he said that he had changed a sovereign in Liverpool Road and got it then—she gave it back to him—he went out, and I followed him and saw him join Harris, but nothing passed between them—they walked together to Winchester House, where they began to talk—I met a policeman and followed with him—one of them went into the Crown and Cushion and the other waited outside—I then followed them to the Post Office in—Throgmorton Avenue—one went in and the other stopped outside—I went in, and Woodbridge put his hand in his hip pocket and gave something to the other who went into the Talbot—I waited out
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<hi rend="italic">City detective.</hi>) I came on the scene when the prisoners were near the Throgmorton Street Post Office, and followed Harris in, and saw him put two shillingsworth of coppers on the counter and receive the change—he came out and handed a florin to Woodbridge—I followed them to London Wall, where Woodbridge took this shilling from his pocket and handed it to Harris, who went into a public-house, put this shilling on the counter, and asked for a
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<hi rend="italic">pony and bitter</hi>, price 1 1/2 d.—he gave me a shilling—I gave him the change, and immediately afterwards a detective spoke to me, and I showed him the coin at once—I had not lost sight of it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Woodbridge's Defence.</hi> A gentleman in the Borough asked me to change a half-sovereign, and I did so, and when I got to the public-house the bar
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<hi rend="italic">Harris's Defence.</hi> I met Woodbridge; we went into a public-house, a man put down a half-sovereign, and he gave him some change, we went to a public-house, and the barmaid bent the shilling: he then put 8s. or 9s. away to see if they were bad also.I said, "You might lend me a shilling to get a bit of dinner."He did so, but that came out of his waistcoat pocket I did not know it was bad.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Six months' hard labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">counterfeit coins were found at the prisoners' lodgings.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19020407-302-offence-1 t19020407-name-52"/>Arthur Zimmerman</persName>, and stealing forty-four cigarette cases, seventeen cigar cases, and three snuff boxes, his property.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count.</hi> for receiving the same.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">for the prosecution proceeded on the Second Count only.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEYCESTER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for the prisoner.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Detective Sergeant.</hi>) On March 11th I went with Mr. Escofel and Byrne and another officer, to the prisoner's address, 346, Hackney Road (I had waited two hours the day before to see him, but he was not in)—we waited from 10 a.m. till 3 p.m.—when the prisoner came I said, "I am a police officer, Mr. Byrne here says you sold him some time ago two dozen cigarette cases and some cigar cases, do you recollect that?"—he said, "Yes"—I said, "Do you remember the date?"—he said, "No"—I said, "From whom did you purchase the goods?"—he said, "A traveller with a high bat and a gold chain"—I said, "Do you know his address or who he is?"—he said, "No. he has been here since for a clock"—I said, "Did not you ask him then who he was and where he came from?"—he said, "No"—I said, "How much did you pay for them?"—he said, "£2 or £2 10s., not less than £2"—I said, "Did he give you a receipt?"—he said, "No, I never keep any receipts or books"—I said, "Mr. Byrne bought the goods from you on January 5th, what time of day did you sell him them?"—he said, "About 10 a.m."—I said, "Those goods were stolen goods, and you were in possession of them two hours after the dis
<lb/>covery of the robbery"—he said, "I did not know the goods were stolen"—the prosecutor gave him into my custody—I took him to the station—he said, "I have already made my statement."—I served a notice on the prisoner since his committal of which this (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) is a copy.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Forty-four cigarette cases were stolen, £125 worth—the prisoner had given his correct name and address to Mr. Byrne, which I have seen in Mr. Byrne's books—the shop is about a mile from the prisoner's—when property is stolen a list is published and sent round to the pawn
<lb/>brokers—this list was served on the 9th—this is it—another pawnbroker bought some—the prisoner gave me no information.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020407-name-54" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BYRNE</persName> </hi>. I am a pawnbroker of 68, Hyde Road, Hoxton, about a quarter of a mile from where the prisoner lives—he is a watchmaker and jeweller—I have known him since last July—on January (6th, about 2 o'clock, I bought six silver cigarette cases and a cigar case of him—I sold</p>
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<p>the cigar case—I can only swear to one of these cigarette cases (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—I had bought silver goods of him before—the others were this class of goods—they have been out of my possession—I sold three of them, one has my stock mark on it—he said that he bought them of a traveller who had no sale for them, and it was no use keeping them in stock—I paid him £3 10s. for them, and put them in my window—on January 19th I sold the cigar
<lb/>case for £1 10s., and on February 24th three of the cigarette cases to Messrs. Dodd—I received the police notice on January 10th, in which these goods are described.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not remember reading the police notice—I paid a reasonable price, 3s. 6d. per ounce—they are not made in a mould—I knew his name and address, and I entered it in my book after he left—they were sold in a perfectly open manner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I receive these notices regularly and look through them as a rule—I do not remember whether I saw these things on the list—en
<lb/>graving would not add to the value of the cigarette cases—I should expect to buy them for 5s. 6d.—the lot weighed 21 ounces.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020407-name-55" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK DODD</persName> </hi>. I am a pawnbroker and jeweller of 84, Theobald's Road—on February 24th I purchased three silver cigarette cases from Mr. Byrne for £2 7s. 6d.—I identify one of them by the fusee compartment—there is nothing extraordinary in the make or pattern—the other two are like those I bought—I have bought things before, but not cigarette cases, of Byrne, and he has bought largely of me—his place at Hoxton is about 2 1/2 miles from mine—on March 10th Mr. Escofel's manager called when I was absent, and identified one of his markings.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had four cases in the window—those were put aside by the detective—one had been in stock about eighteen months—six were numbered—No. 6 bears the prosecutor's initials—Zimmerman, who supplies pawnbrokers, is the maker—after being in the market they are done up as new—I bought some of these of White at 4s. 6d. an ounce—there is no great value in the workmanship, I can buy them at 6s. the ounce and get three months' credit in the regular way of trade.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I would not give 4s. an ounce for No. 3 because it is unsaleable and an ugly make.I would not buy it except among a lot.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020407-name-56" type="given" value="RAMON DE"/>RAMON DE ESCOFEL</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Arthur and John Zimmerman, silversmiths, of 55, Holborn Viaduct—on Monday, January 6th, about 9.30 a.m., I found one of two doors, the customers' door, broken open, the alarm bell removed, the lock broken—I was last there on the Saturday—I leave as a rule about 11 a.m. on Saturdays—I examined some of the stock—I saw gaps in the cases, and that one of the cigarette cases had been taken out—I subsequently missed forty-four silver cigarette cases, seventeen silver cigar cases, and three silver snuff-boxes—the total value is about £125—five of these cases produced are part of the robbery—Nos. 3 and 5 were in stock on the Saturday previous; No. 3 was in the show-case—we make so few of No. 5, only two were sold—we have traced two, two were stolen, this is one—the other that we had in stock I have in my pocket—we keep in stock similar ones to Nos. 1,2, and 4—these are the same goods as those that were stolen—in consequence of what Cohen told me on March</p>
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<p>8th, I went on March 10th to Dodd's shop where I identified Nos. 3, 4, and 5—Dodd was not present—No. 6 is our make, but we did not miss any of those articles—the same day, March 10th, I went with Sergeant Hallam to the prisoner's place—we were not able to find him—we went again and waited from 10 till 3, when Hallam told the prisoner he was a detective police sergeant, and asked if he possessed any silver cigarette cases, and whether he had sold any to Byrne—he said that he had bought five cigarette and cigar cases for £2 or £2 10s. from a man with a high hat, who wore a gold chain, and who had called once since about a clock or something—he said he had no receipts, and did not keep any books—Hallam told him that Byrne had bought those goods on January 6th about 10 a.m.—I gave the prisoner into custody—the value of the five cases is about £6 10s., and the cigarette case 45s. if not more, to sell to shopkeepers—they were quite new and in our show cases ready for sale—the average price of the four cases is 7s. an ounce to dealers—the sides are stamped in dies, the wires soldered on, and they are engraved by the hands of skilful workmen; a silversmith could tell that—No. 5 is a special combination and weighs about 3 1/2 ounces, and only a first-class workman could make it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The value of silver varies, but the market price is about 2s. 1d. per ounce for a large quantity, leaving 5s. an ounce for the work
<lb/>manship—even if second-hand or in an inferior condition I should be glad to buy at 4s. 6d. to 5s. an ounce—No. 3 is not old, it was made in 1894 or 1895.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020407-name-57" type="given" value="SOLOMON"/>SOLOMON COHEN</persName> </hi>. I am a traveller for Mr. Zimmerman—I identify all of these cases but No. 6—on March 8th I saw Nos. 3, 4, and 5 in Dodd's shop window—I last saw Nos. 3 and 5 on Friday and Saturday, January 3rd and 4th.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Ours is a large business—only Escofel goes out, but he does not carry goods—No. 3 had been in stock about three years—it is heavier than cases should be of that size—our price was 24s., according to the weight.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020407-name-58" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES GREENOUGH</persName> </hi> (140
<hi rend="italic">City.</hi>) I was present on March 11th when the prisoner was arrested—I heard Hallam's evidence at the police court—it is correct—I asked him for a pawnbroker's list of January 9th—he said January 27th was the earliest date he could find, that he did not keep them, but used them on the counter as waste paper—he keeps a small jeweller's shop, chiefly watches and wooden clocks—I saw no silver articles but watches—there were tobacco, cigarettes, common bracelets, and spectacles in the window.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020407-name-59" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED ROGERS</persName> </hi> (487 J.) I arrested the prisoner in 1899—he was charged with shop-breaking—I produce a certificate of his conviction on June 7th, 1899, for attempted shop-breaking and having in his possession by night house-breaking implements without lawful excuse—he was sentenced to eight months' hard labour in the name of Ludwig Schaaf.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020407-name-60" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WALLACE</persName> </hi> (222
<hi rend="italic">City.</hi>) On January 6th I was called by a porter to the prosecutor's premises—the door had been broken open, the door clamp broken away, and the lock broken off—inside the warehouse on a counter I found this
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi>, and on another counter this chisel.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence on oath, said that he bought similar cases, except that they were plain, of a traveller who called at his shop in the ordinary way of trade, and who, he believed, attended sales, and that he sold them to pawnbrokers, but that the articles produced were not those articles.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">He then</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to the conviction of misdemeanor deposed to on June</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1899,
<hi rend="italic">and he was stated to be an associate of convicted persons.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-302-19020407 t19020407-302-punishment-15"/>Four years' penal servitude.</rs> The Jury censured the pawnbrokers for not being more careful in receiving the goods.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19020407-303-offence-1 t19020407-name-63"/>Adolph Rudolph Tappe</persName>, stealing a pair of nut-crackers, a sugar-sifter and other articles,</rs>
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<interp inst="t19020407-name-73" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN STEWART</persName> </hi>. I am a printer—on March 1st I was in the Grapes public-house—Lee was in the bar—I saw the prisoner in the doorway as I went to go out—he said "I will tell you what I will do with you "I will put two shots in you"—he produced a pistol from his inside pocket—I saw a knife when the constable had it, but I am sure this was not a knife—I asked him not to be silly, and persuaded him to go away and went back in the public-house for him to go away—that was about 8.55 p.m.—in about a quarter of an hour I heard screaming at the corner about four doors away—I went out and saw the prisoner surrounded by about thirty per
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<hi rend="italic">C.</hi>) On March 1st, I saw a disturbance in Gerrard Street, and Macclesfield Street, and Shaftesbury Avenue, where the prose
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<hi rend="italic">hare</hi> stabbed me, constable"—the prisoner said, "And someone
<hi rend="italic">hare</hi> stabbed me"—I saw blood on both—I took the prisoner's right arm—after we had gone a few yards someone handed me this knife, and said, "This knife I picked up in the street"—the prisoner said, "That is my knife, I dropped it out of my pocket when I was on the ground"—there were blood stains on it—it was wet—it does not shut—we went to the station.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020407-name-76" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER MITCHEL</persName> </hi>. M.D.I practice in Regent Street, and am Divisional Surgeon of police—I was called to the station on March 1st, and examined the prisoner—he was suffering from extensive wounds on his left wrist, three tendons were severed, and one important artery—there was also a punctured wound on his right thigh, but not deep—he was sober—I sent him to the hospital—a few minutes afterwards I examined the prosecutor—he was suffering from three punctured wounds on the left side of his neck—each wound was not less than three-quarters of an inch deep: one was about three-quarters of an inch, and the others a quarter of an inch long—the longest wound was three inches below the left ear, and just escaped the jugular vein—there was also a punctured</p>
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<p>wound over the region of his heart, which I dared not probe—he was wearing a thick Irish freize waistcoat—the cuts went through the coat collar, a new neck tie, and his shirt sleeves, requiring considerable force—I found fresh blood on the knife blade,—the knife produced would cause the wounds on either—the prisoner's wrist showed a cut from a kind of dragging blow—below his tie was a punctured wound—they might have been caused in the struggle.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Inspector C</hi>). I was at the station when the prisoner was brought in—he was weak from loss of blood, and almost fainting—he said, "I was set upon by a mob: I carried the knife in America, where I had to use it, and I used it again to-night"—I showed him the knife, and he said, "That is what I did it with"—in answer to my question where the sheath was he said, "I have no sheath, I wrap an old handkerchief round it, and that is what they thought was a shooter"—he was seen by the doctor, and sent to the hospital—he was charged that night—he said nothing about the charge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I wrote down your words as you said them: "That is what I did it with,' not "That is what it may have been done with."</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of unlawfully wounding.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic"> He was stated to have been discharged from the Army, and to have undergone six months' imprisonment for strik
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, April</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1902.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to obtaining by false pretences from
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to obtaining from
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19020407-310-offence-1 t19020407-name-89"/>Charles Hatton Spurgeon Ward</persName> £3 2s. 4d. with intent to defraud.
<hi rend="italic">Other Counts</hi>, obtaining other sums from the same person by false pretences with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARBURTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19020407-name-90" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19020407-name-90" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19020407-name-90" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HAIL</persName> </hi>—I am manager to Charles Ward, a hosier, of 42, Old Broad Street. City—about March 6th the prisoner came into the shop—</p>
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<p>he asked for Mr. Ward—I told him he was out—he called again in about half an hour—I said Mr. Ward was not in yet—he said, "My daughter is employed here as cashier"—he asked me if I was the manager—I said, "Yes"—his daughter is employed at the shop—he produced this cheque dated March 5th for £3 2s. 4d., drawn on Lloyds Bank at Brighton by Henry M. Knight in favour of a Mr. Whiting—it is endorsed Joseph Whiting and Robert Waugh—he endorsed it in my presence—he asked me to cash it—I asked Miss Waugh if the prisoner was her father—she said, "Yes," and I gave him the money—on March 7th he came again, and I cashed this second cheque for him—it is drawn by the same Henry M. Knight on Lloyds Bank for £5 1s. 4d.—they were both country cheques—on March 10th I cashed a third cheque for him for £5 on the London, City and Midland Bank, Charing Cross Branch drawn in the prisoner's favour by M. John
<lb/>stone, and on the next day he brought another cheque for £6 7s. 6d., drawn on the same bank—all of the cheques have been dishonoured—two had no accounts and in two of them the accounts were closed—I believed that the cheques were good security for the money.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> You did not say that you were cashing the cheques for Mr. Whiting—I did not have anything to do with you after you received the money—Mr. Ward saw you then—you did not tell me that you were surprised when you heard that the cheques had been returned.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19020407-name-91" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19020407-name-91" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19020407-name-91" type="surname" value="WARD"/>
<interp inst="t19020407-name-91" type="given" value="CHARLES HATTON SPURGEON"/>CHARLES HATTON SPURGEON WARD</persName> </hi>. I am a hosier, of 42, Old Broad Street—about March 6th or 7th the last witness gave me this cheque marked A, it was dishonoured—the other cheques B, C, and D were also handed to me by him, and they were also dishonoured—they were paid in through my bank—I never saw the prisoner in my shop till after the cheques were presented—he came in on the Saturday and said that Johnstone had gone to Antwerp or Amsterdam—I said, "Where is his office?"—he said, "I cannot tell you"—I said, "Surely you have taken them from him in business?"—he said, "I did not take them from him in business, but I took them from a friend of his named Lemont"—I said, "Where is Lemont?"—he said, "I am going to see him now in Fenchurch Street'—he would not or could not give me any information about him—I told him three of the cheques were made payable to himself—he would not give me any explanation, he wriggled out of it—he offered me 100 £1 shares, which I, of course, ignored.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19020407-name-92" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19020407-name-92" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19020407-name-92" type="surname" value="MILLIARD"/>
<interp inst="t19020407-name-92" type="given" value="JOHN WALTER"/>JOHN WALTER MILLIARD</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk at the London, City and Midland Bank. Charing Cross Branch—these two cheques drawn by Johnstone are out of a book issued to a Mr. J. A. Verney on December 11th, 1901—That account was closed this spring, and Verney is now doing three years penal servitude under the name of Field—I do not know if the cheque-book was written for—we have never had a customer named E. Johnstone, with a signature like that—I am the sole ledger clerk.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19020407-name-93" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19020407-name-93" type="given" value="JOHN HENRY CLIFFORD"/>JOHN HENRY CLIFFORD JOHNSTONE</persName> </hi>. I am assistant manager at Lloyds Bank at Brighton—I produce a certified copy of the account of Henry Marsh Knight—on January 21st, 1902, that account was closed with a</p>
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<p>balance 01 2s. 7d., which was wiped off for charges—these two cheques of Knight's have been dishonoured.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Knight attempted to pay money into his account on two occasions after it was closed, and we declined to reopen it—letters were sent down to us by hand, one sometime before March 12th and one about January 27th—we took no notice of them we simply handed them back to the woman who brought them—it was before these cheques were presented for payment—I cannot say what amount of money was in the fetters—it was actual cash.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19020407-name-94" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19020407-name-94" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19020407-name-94" type="surname" value="JACOBS"/>
<interp inst="t19020407-name-94" type="given" value="JULIUS"/>JULIUS JACOBS</persName> </hi>. I live at 17, Cheapside—the prisoner and a man named Johnstone took an office there from me on February 11th—Johnstone actually took it—it was on a monthly tenancy at£3 10s. a week—the prisoner told me they were general merchants and dealt in anything—they gave me a cheque for £5 on a bank at Cardiff, for the rent in advance, and that was to include a brass plate and painting the name on the door—I know Johnstone's writing—these cheques are in his writing—next day the prisoner told me that he was afraid the cheque would be returned, as a cheque they had paid in had been dishonoured—I said, "Well, you know this is an old game, I must have the money for that cheque," and on February 15th, I think it was, they handed me a £10 note—I went to the party who had changed the cheque for me and paid him the £5 and took the other £5 and the cheque—I did not see the other cheque which was paid to my porter the next day—I told them they must leave as soon as their month was up—Johnstone left at the end of a fortnight, and I have never seen him since—the prisoner came several times for letters, and afterwards said he wanted his books—I said I should not let him have them till Johnstone came—people came and said 'they wanted money for their accounts—I referred them in each case to the detective office in Old Jewry.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> On September 9th you and a Mr. Thomas came and took an office at £40 a year, and paid me £10 in advance—I was paid a cheque for £10 on a bank at Edmonton—you and Thomas both signed that, and it was duly met—I did not see Thomas in February—you intro
<lb/>duced Johnstone to me, and represented him as a man of good position and with plenty of money—on September 17th I gave you £10 18s. for four cheques as I wanted to send them to four different customers, and I had no banking account—the whole of those cheques were returned dis
<lb/>honoured and when you told me of the cheque being returned in the Johnstone matter I said, "That is an old game, that won't suit me"—I do not remember ever borrowing any money from you—you were with Mr. Thomas a few days ago—It is not true that people who take offices with me are questioned as to whether they will pay me money to get from me a good report to Stubbs—I do not know a Mr. Levett—he did not go to you day after day to get money out of you to my knowledge—you left my office because it was getting too warm for you—you went to East India Avenue—you put both addresses on your bills until we asked you to stop it—I trade as Cooper and Co.—Mr. Cooper has fallen out of a
<hi rend="italic">'bus</hi> and damaged himself.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020407-name-95" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19020407-name-95" type="given" value="ALBERT ELLISTON"/>ALBERT ELLISTON GIBBS</persName> </hi>. I am the housekeeper at 17, Cheapside—in February the prisoner came to me and asked me to cash a cheque for him for £3 10s., payable to myself and drawn by Johnstone—it was returned marked "Refer to drawer"—I got something for cashing it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You told me that if I wanted £5 to go to you for it and I mentioned that fact to you—Johnstone asked me to cash the cheque for him, and he gave me 5s. for doing so—it was drawn on the National Provincial Bank of England, Cardiff Branch—Johnstone does not owe me anything now—you never owed me anything—I told you that John
<lb/>stone should see me righted about the cheque, and asked you to speak to him for me—Johnstone said he would give me another 5s., and he did so—I got a firm to pass the cheque through their account—Mr. Solomons is not my landlord—you saw him one day in my office, and you asked me if you could have offices, and I did all in my power to get them—you told me you were going to start in business in a large way—I did not tell you that all the tenants would have to leave—Mr. Solomons has a number of offices in the building, and he sublets them—it is a lie to say that I would give a good report of Johnstone to the people who were making inquiries, but was not going to do so for nothing—I thought you were a respectable firm—you asked me to cash the cheque for Johnstone.</p>
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<persName id="t19020407-name-96" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19020407-name-96" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19020407-name-96" type="surname" value="BAREHAM"/>
<interp inst="t19020407-name-96" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK BAREHAM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant.</hi>) On March 20th I saw the prisoner in Hackney—I said to him."I am a police officer and have a warrant for your arrest"—I read the warrant to him—he said, "Have you a warrant for Johnstone"—I said, "No"—he said, "Then I am the victim"—I do not know Johnstone.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in a written defence said that the cheques were in order, that he took the cheques from Whiting and Johnstone to cash for them in good faith, that he had no fraudulent intention, that Johnstone was not his partner, that he had never done any business with him, and that he was in business with a Mr. Thomas.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19020407-310-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19020407-310-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">One previous conviction on October</hi> 23, 1899,
<hi rend="italic">was proved against him.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-310-19020407 t19020407-310-punishment-23"/>Eighteen months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">DAVID O'BRIEN</hi> (26)</persName>
<rs id="t19020407-311-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19020407-311-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19020407-311-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing eleven chests and four half-chests of tea, the property of
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<interp inst="t19020407-name-98" type="surname" value="DONALDSON"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19020407-311-offence-1 t19020407-name-98"/>William Donaldson</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TODD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19020407-name-99" type="given" value="THOMAS JAMES"/>THOMAS JAMES KEITH</persName> </hi>. I am a carman of Cambridge Street, E.—On February 5th, I was in the employment of Mr. Donaldson, who sent me to Mansell Wharf, Commercial Road, to get some tea—when driving down Gower's Street my attention was called to a chest of tea being stolen off my van—I jumped down, and left my van—I ran into Prescott Street, and looked into the van which Avey (
<hi rend="italic">see page</hi> 341) was driving and saw my chest of tea in it—I ran alongside and got hold of the pony's head—Avey said, "Now you have got your chest of tea, go"—I continued to hold the pony's head, and Avey got down, and a second man came up and struck me—I did not see the prisoner—I carried the chest of tea back, but when I got to where I had left my van it had gone—I saw nothing more of it—there were eleven chests of tea in it, and four half chests, which were all</p>
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<p>gone—the horse and the empty van were found the same night, unattended.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I was taken to the station to identify the man who struck me—I do not know if you were one of the men who were there—I went up to one of the men in the station and said, "I think this is the man by his dress. "</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The only man I saw was Avey.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19020407-name-100" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19020407-name-100" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19020407-name-100" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t19020407-name-100" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am a gate-keeper, employed by the London and North-Western Railway Go.—on February 5th, I was on duty in Mansell Street—my attention was called to the prisoner and two other men—I kept observation on them for about fifteen minutes—I noticed a little van standing for about ten minutes near Prescott Street—I saw Avey and the prisoner go and turn into Prescott Street with it—A few minutes afterwards I saw a van laden with tea turn into Mansell Street, and stop opposite the Swan public-house—the driver got down and went back—then I saw a man named Murray drive the load away—the prisoner went into Prescott Street, and I lost sight of him—I went to the police station, and gave a full description of the men—on March 22nd, I went to the Thames Police Court, and identified the prisoner as the man in the light cart with Murray and Avey, who were both convicted here a month ago—I have no doubt that the prisoner is the third man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I could not have you arrested because there were no policemen about.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19020407-name-101" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19020407-name-101" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19020407-name-101" type="surname" value="DONALDSON"/>
<interp inst="t19020407-name-101" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM DONALDSON</persName> </hi>. I am a carman of St. Mary's Street, White-chapel—on February 5th I sent Keith for some tea, unfortunately he lost the whole of it—its value is £97.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19020407-name-102" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19020407-name-102" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19020407-name-102" type="surname" value="GILL"/>
<interp inst="t19020407-name-102" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN GILL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant.</hi>) On March 22nd, about 11 a.m. I saw the prisoner at the Thames Police Station—I told him he would be placed among others for identification, and that he was suspected of being concerned in stealing a horse and van and some chests of tea on February 5th—he made no reply, and I took him into a room where there were nine other men—Webster was called in, and at once identified him—before Webster came in the prisoner took this cap from his pocket, and put it right over his eyes—I told him he could not do that, and I put his own cap on his head, and took the other from him—the next week I told him he was going to stand for identification by another witness—he threw away his coat and overcoat, and refused to put them on—Keith failed to identify him—I afterwards told him the charge, and he said, "What do you want to put me up for, two men have already been put away; you know I am not working your ground now: I am working another job."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I made a note of what you said and it is correct.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence on oath, said that he was not in the neigh
<lb/>bourhood at the time of the robbery, and that he was innocent; he denied being a companion of Murray's, and said that he slept at home on February 5th, and stayed at home till the Friday, but left home on the Saturday and that he was not at home token the police went to his house.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MRS. O'BRIEN</hi>. The police officers came to our house on a Saturday</p>
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<p>night—I told you they had been, and you said, "They know where to find me"—you have been home ever since.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19020407-311-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19020407-311-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 of felony at Newing
<lb/>ton on November</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1900.
<hi rend="italic">as Archibald David Ambrose; and six other convictions were proved against him.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WALTER SMITH</hi> </persName>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19020407-312-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t19020407-312-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="animalTheft"/>to stealing a gelding, a set of harness, and a lamp, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19020407-312-offence-1 t19020407-name-105"/>Ephraim Myer</persName>.</rs> (
<hi rend="italic">See next case.</hi>)</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WALTER SMITH</hi> </persName> were
<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted with
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MATHEWS</hi> and
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19020407-name-110" type="given" value="JAMES EDWARD"/>JAMES EDWARD DAWSON</persName> </hi>. I am a butcher of 36, Essex Road—I have a stable at 36, Rydal Road, Islington—at 6.20 p.m. on Monday, March 10th, there was a light chestnut pony, a gig, and some harness there—about 1 a.m. on March 11th, I got some information, and went to the stable, I missed the pony, harness, gig, cushions and lamps, value about £21—the padlock of the door had been forced—on March 13th I went to Southend with detective Walters—at the police station there I saw my pony—it had been hog-maned, and its tail had been cut—I also identified my harness—three days afterwards I saw my cart there—I do not know the prisoners.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020407-name-111" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SUTTON</persName> </hi>. I live at East Street, Prittlewell, and am barman at the Railway Tavern there—there are some stables connected with the public-house—about 8 p.m. on March 11th, Harris put a pony and trap there—a man named
<hi rend="italic">Ratty Jones</hi> told me the prisoner's name was
<hi rend="italic">Scrapper Harris</hi>—I had seen
<hi rend="italic">Ratty Jones</hi> before—he does not live anywhere particular—I did not go to the stable myself.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19020407-name-112" type="given" value="ERNEST WALTER"/>ERNEST WALTER COX</persName> </hi>. I am a stable boy at the Railway Tavern, Prittle
<lb/>well—between 10 and 12 a.m. on March 12th a pony and trap which was in the stable there, was taken away by a man named
<hi rend="italic">Ratty Jones</hi>—he is not one of the prisoners—about 6 p.m. the same day, the prisoner Harris brought the pony and harness back without the trap—he rode the pony down East Street—he asked if he could put the pony up for the night, and I said yes—I then went into the bar—he put it into the stable, and a policeman came and took it away the same night about 7 p.m.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Smith.</hi> I never saw you there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19020407-name-113" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19020407-name-113" type="given" value="ERNEST"/>ERNEST LILLY</persName> </hi>. I am an ostler at the Blue Boar, at Prittlewell—on March 12th between 10 and 12 a.m. I saw Cox there—I did not see Smith—I cannot say for certain if Harris was there, because there were ten or twelve men—they were all talking outside—a pony and cart stood outside, and I saw Cox driving it up and down the road, showing it off—I went into the yard, and when I came out they were all gone.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Harris.</hi> I did not see you with Perkes outside the Blue Boar on the Monday before the pony and trap was stolen.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Cox.</hi> I did not see Smith.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020407-name-114" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR SKINNER</persName> </hi>. I am a butcher at Prittlewell—on March 12th I saw a pony and gig there, several persons had charge of it—I saw Harris</p>
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<p>riding on the pony with the harness on—between 10 and 11 a.m. Cox came to my shop and asked me if I would buy a pony—he had one with him—he left a man outside, not one of the prisoners—I declined it—it was a light chestnut pony.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Smith.</hi> I never saw you till we were at Clerkenwell.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020407-name-115" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WALLACE</persName> </hi>. I live at Bell House Cottages, Eastwood, near Southend—on March 12th I was working near Rayleigh—I saw Cox in a gig with a man named Chandler—he came and told me he had heard I wanted to buy a little light trap, and said, "I have got one here which I "believe will suit you"—I said, "It all depends on the price, and what sort of thing it is"—I looked at it—he said he wanted £5 for it—I said he would have to take a bit less—he said he could not, because Culham at Southend had offered him £4 10s. for it—I agreed to give him £5 for it—I did not buy the pony—I went home and got the money, and put the trap into a shed—I had a drink with him, and he got on the pony and rode off—that is the last I saw of him—I kept the trap in the shed till the 14th, when a constable came and took it away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I did not see Harris—I had to
<hi rend="italic">give</hi> up the trap, and I lost my £5.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Smith.</hi> I have not seen you at all.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020407-name-116" type="given" value="GEORGE ERNEST"/>GEORGE ERNEST PHILLIBRON</persName> </hi> (257
<hi rend="italic">Essex</hi>). I know Cox and Harris, and to the best of my belief I saw Smith on March 12th—I have seen Cox and Harris together frequently in the neighbourhood of Southend—on March 12th, about 5.45 p.m., I saw them, and to the best of my belief Smith also, with a light chestnut pony and harness, but without a trap, near the Blue Boar—when I walked up to them Harris rode away on the pony—I made some inquiries, and then went to the Railway Tavern, Prittlewell, where I saw the same pony and harness—I locked them up there—shortly afterwards I saw Cox and Harris in East Street, Prittlewell, with a man named John Jones, and to the best of my belief Smith—I said to Harris, "I believe you stabled a light chestnut pony at the Railway Tavern this evening—he said, "Yes, and I gave it a good feed, too"—I said, "Whose pony is it?"—he said, "I do not know."—I said, "Does it belong to you?"—he said, "No"—I said to Cox, "Does the pony belong to you?"—he said, "No"—I said, "You were driving it about this morning"—he said, "What is that to do with you, it
<hi rend="italic">ain't</hi> mine"—I said to Jones, "The pony must belong to you, then?"—he said, "Yes, the pony is mine, I bought and paid for it"—I said, "Where?"—he said, "Up the road"—I said, "Have you a receipt 1"—he said, "No"—I said, "I am not satisfied with your explanation, I shall detain the horse and harness on suspicion of its being stolen"—they said, "All right," and Harris said, "You will soon have to give it back again"—the pony and harness were conveyed to the Southend Police Station, and on the early morning of March 13th I arrested Harris, and charged him with being concerned with three others in stealing a pony and trap and harness from Islington on the 10th inst.—he replied, "All right,"—I had by that time had some information from the London police—on March 14th I went to Eastwood and found the cart purchased by Wallace—I took possession of it—the cart, pony, and harness were shown</p>
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<p>To Mr. Dawson, who identified them—on March 29th at Clerkenwell Police Station, a number of men were paraded in the yard, and I picked out Smith and Cox.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Harris.</hi> You did not tell me that you knew nothing about it and had only taken the pony down to the stables for Cox to feed it as he asked.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Cox.</hi> did not arrest Jones when he said the pony was his, because I knew where he lived—you did not say, "I will go and fetch him."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Smith.</hi> In my own mind I am sure I saw you at Southend.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020407-name-117" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES WALTERS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant N.</hi>) On March 13th I went with Mr. Dawson to Southend, and saw a pony and harness, which he identified—I saw Harris in a cell—I said, "I have come from London, and Mr. Dawson has identified the pony and harness as stolen from his premise at Islington on the 10th"—he said, "I never stole it, Cox and another man asked me to put it up for him"—I said, "But it was put up in your name"—he did not say anything to that—I said, "Where is the gig?"—he said, "Two of them drove off in the direction of Prittlewell, if you ask the old man he will tell you"—I brought him to London the same night—he said, "I do not see why I should be made to suffer for this"—at the station he made no reply to the charge.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19020407-name-118" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SMITH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant N.</hi>) On March 22nd I was with Hall, and about 10.30 p.m. I saw a cart and horse being driven along Upper Street—Cox and Smith were in it—I followed them—they turned into Parkfield Street, and stopped at a beer house—they both got down and went into a urinal on the opposite side of the road—they came out and stood by the beer shop—Cox went into Chapel Street after speaking to Smith—after two or three minutes he came back with another man, and they all examined the horse—we told them we should have to take them into custody—I said I was not satisfied with the answers they gave, and caught hold of Smith—he struggled with me—Cox jumped into the cart, and picked up a stick or whip and commenced to beat the horse—I called out to Hall to catch hold of the horse's head to stop him from going away—he did so—I was struggling with Smith when I received a blow across my temple, and I saw Cox leaning out of the cart with this stick (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) which he struck me with—I am suffering from the injury now—I thought I should lose my prisoner, and I pushed him against the wall, and leaned against it myself—I did not quite lose my senses—I received another blow on the top of my head—I saw Cox was
<hi rend="italic">going</hi> to hit me again, and I called out for help—Hall rushed at him and threw him into the road—Hall was struck on his shoulder by the stick which was going to hit me—I let go of Smith with my right hand, and was just able to give one little blow on my whistle, and an officer came up—Smith then became very troublesome, he threw away his hat and put a cap on and tried to slip his arm through his sleeve, but I had him so tight by his wrist that he could not get away—he then threatened to knock my b----head off, but the other officers came up then—I had to go on the sick list, and am still off duty.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Smith.</hi> You did more than struggle, you kicked me on my ankle several times.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020407-name-119" type="given" value="GEORGE RUSSEL"/>GEORGE RUSSEL BEARDMORE</persName> </hi>. I am deputy police surgeon—I attended to Sergeant Smith on March 22nd—he was suffering from a very severe blow on his eye which might have been caused by this stick—he will prob
<lb/>ably be perfectly well in course of time, but I cannot say how long—ther was considerable pain, the eyeball was congested, and the soft parts round the eye were contused.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Cox.</hi> At the station you complained of a blow on your head—I examined it, it was only a minor blow and did not require dressing.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020407-name-120" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HALL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman N.</hi>) I was with Sergeant Smith on the night of March 22nd—I saw Cox and Smith in a trap in Upper Street—after Smith had spoken to them I saw Cox strike him—I took hold of Cox—he struck me across my shoulder—I knocked him down, took the stick from him, and hit him across his head with it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statements before the Magistrate. Cox says</hi>, "Harris is innocent"—
<hi rend="italic">Smith says</hi>, "I have never been to Southend except once in 1897."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Recorder considered that there was no evidence against</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SMITH</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19020407-313-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Harris, in his defence on oath, said that Cox asked him to take the pony to the stables, which he did; that he had told the constables that he did not know anything about it, except that he had put it into the stable; that he did not know much about Cox; that he did not ask him where he got the pony from, because he knew he sold horses; that he knew Jones, but that he did not give any name at the Railway Tavern, and that he did not know why it was stabled in his own name.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Cox, in his defence, said that Ratty Jones and another man told him they had a pony to get rid of, and he tried to sell it for them, and that that was all he knew about it.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HARRIS</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">NOT GUILTY</hi> </rs>.—
<hi rend="largeCaps">COX</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> of receiving.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at this Court on March</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1901,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SMITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at the North London Police Court on March</hi> 3
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1900.
<hi rend="italic">One other conviction was proved against Cox and four against Smith.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">COX</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-313-19020407 t19020407-313-punishment-25"/>Seven years' penal servitude.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SMITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t19020407-313-punishment-26" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-312-19020407 t19020407-313-punishment-26"/>Three years' penal servitude on the first indictment</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, April</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1902.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Grantham.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">for the prosecution, offered no evidence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">prosecuted</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19020407-name-124" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY FAY</persName> </hi>. I live at 10, Crescent Place, Fulham—the prisoner and her husband have lodged with me about twelve months—they have two boys, aged 7 years and 2 1/2 years—On February 19th the prisoner went to the lying-in hospital in York Road to be confined, and on March 7th returned with a little girl—I attended her for a week after she came back—I noticed that she was weak and strange in her manner—she used to wander in her talk—she and her husband lived together happily, and she was very fond of her children—on March 20th I attended her a little after 7 a.m.—her husband went away about 8 a.m., leaving her in bed—she had been very quiet on the day before, and she did not seem to be so well on the 20th, she did not eat her breakfast—at 9.20 a.m. she had a very bad shivering fit—I sent the elder boy to school, and then dressed the other boy—I took the baby's gown off—I then left the room—a Mr. Morris called my atten
<lb/>tion to the baby lying on the pavement outside, about ten minutes after I had attended to it—I went up to the prisoner's room with Mrs. Pitther—the prisoner was sitting there fully dressed—I asked her what she had done—she told me she had thrown the baby out of the window—we tele
<lb/>graphed for her husband, to whom the prisoner said, "God forgive me, I have killed the baby"—she did not give any reason for doing it—she did not seem to know what she was doing or saying—Dr. Vinrace came shortly.</p>
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<lb/>diately opposite No. 10—on the morning of March 20th there was a knock at my door—I looked into the road and saw the body of a child lying there—I picked it up and went into No. 10—I saw Mrs. Fay there—we went up to the room on the second floor—the prisoner was standing by the bed when we got in—I asked her to sit down, and said, "Where is the baby"—she said she had thrown it out at the window, because the woman would not come and dress it—I only knew her by sight then, I had never spoken to her before—she seemed in rather a confused condition, and did not speak again—Dr. Vinrace came—the room was tidy and the child clean—I do not know how many children she has.</p>
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<lb/>ander Square, Kensington—I was called on the morning of March 20th to 10, Crescent Place—I saw the prisoner—she was flushed in the face, and looked agitated and vacant—she said she was anxious to have her mother there as her head was dirty, that she had failed to get her mother to come and that had upset her—she also told me that she desired to have the child washed, that she had not been able to get it properly attended to and that had also upset her—she implied that the child was dirty, although she did not say so—I came to the conclusion that she was suffering from puerperal melancholia, and that she was not responsible for the act she had just committed—she knew perfectly well what she had done, and made no concealment of it—she seemed to think there was no importance to be attached to it—I examined the body of the child—it had died from fracture of the skull—it was dead when I first saw it—it was a 7 1/2 months child at birth, and had lived about a month afterwards, so it was not quite a full-time child at the time of its death—puerperal melancholia is</p>
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<interp inst="t19020407-name-127" 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 March 27th—she has been under my observation ever since, having been in the infirmary—I have examined her on several occasions—her mind is rather weak and confused, but I cannot at present call her actually insane—her condition has been consistent with her suffering from puerperal melancholia on March 20th—she is gradually recovering from that—a person suffering from puerperal melancholia would be at the time incapable of understanding the difference between right and wrong—she has spoken to me several times about the occurrence on March 20th, and what she has said has confirmed my opinion that she did not understand what she was doing at that time—I think she will get well ultimately.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner.</hi> I was out of my mind.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<interp inst="t19020407-name-130" type="given" value="MATILDA"/>MATILDA TUCKER</persName> </hi>. I am single, and live at 63, Trinity Square. Borough—I am the mother of the deceased—she was twenty months' old—I had been living with the prisoner on and off for five months, I think it was from September—when I was not with him I went into the workhouse in Shepherdess Walk, because he had not the money to pay the rent—I have been to the workhouse twice, once for a month and once for six weeks—the prisoner is a dock labourer—he is an Englishman—the last time I came out was on March 1st—I was pregnant then by him—he took me and the child out of the workhouse two or three times—on March 1st I took the back ground floor room at 15, Little Pearl Street, Spitalfields—the rent was a shilling a night, except Sunday nights, which were free—on Sunday, March 9th, I went out in the morning—the baby was sitting on a chair—she had a blow on her forehead—the prisoner was in the room—I said to him, "
<hi rend="italic">Bill</hi>, what a blow she has got on her forehead"—he said, "Yes; I stood her against the cupboard door and the cupboard door fell through"—there is no beading to stop the door, and it goes in and out—he said he bathed it with cold water, and I took no more notice for about half an hour—she was sitting on the floor playing, and the prisoner turned round to me and said, "Has not she got beautiful eyes, I could kill her, for I do love her"—I did not say anything to that, I only took it as a joke, and laughed and he laughed too—on March 15th he came home about 11 a.m.—there was 6s. or 7s. owing then for rent—the prisoner bad done a bit of work on the Friday, but he had not done anything on the Saturday—</p>
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<p>I believe he brought 1s. 9d. home with him—he said to me, "Here, I do not know how we are going on about the rent"—I said, "I don't know"—he said, "It don't matter, go and get a bit of tea and sugar"—I went to get it and took the baby with me—when I came back he said, "You had better go and get a bit of jam and some bread"—I went out a second time and bought some, again taking the baby with me—we had our tea about 4.30 or 5 p.m.—between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. the prisoner sat on a chair, and he laid down for five minutes—after tea he said, "Are you coming out for a little while?"—I said, "Yes"—I dressed the baby—he said, "I will go and see if I can meet any of my mates and see if I can get enough to pay any of my rent"—I had the baby dressed then—he dressed himself and I dressed myself—the baby was going to sleep on my lap, and he said, "Don't take her now, she has gone to sleep; lay her on the bed, she is too heavy for you to carry"—I laid the baby down, and we went out together about 5.30—the baby then had the bruise on her forehead, a mark across her back where she fell into the fire in Christmas week, and a few marks on her bottom—when she was vaccinated she came out in little scars, which left places on her bottom—when I went out with the prisoner we went as far as New North Road, Bow—he looked to see if he could see any of his
<hi rend="italic">pals</hi>—we got to Pitfield Street—he was looking at a public-house and said, "Will you have a glass of ale?"—I had a glass with him—I went out first, he followed me, and said, "Will you come and pay my two nights'
<hi rend="italic">kip?"—he</hi> meant his lodging—I said, "No"—he did not mean the rent for the room where we were living, he meant his lodging for two nights at a lodging-house—he said, "Very well, then, you go your way and I will go mine"—he went away and I went my way—he was quite sober, he had only had a glass of ale with me—on the Friday fortnight previous he had had a glass, and he seemed quite silly, so he never had no more—he said to me then, "I feel quite
<hi rend="italic">boozed</hi>"—on March 15th, he seemed
<hi rend="italic">funnified</hi>, but he spoke all right—I went into Hoxton when he left me—I met a friend, and told him how I was placed—he gave me 2s. for the rent—I had a glass of ale with him—he
<hi rend="italic">see</hi> me into the tram, and I went straight home—I got back about 7.30 or 8—I went into our room—there was a candle alight on the mantel
<lb/>piece—the child was on the bed, partly dressed, and groaning, her boots and socks, pinafore, red jacket, coat, cape, and bonnet had all been taken off—I saw bruises on her face—she did not seem to know me—I saw a little bit of blood in her mouth—I did not notice any scratches—I went to Mrs. Hughes in the next room—I did not notice the fire-place before I went to Mrs. Hughes—I showed her the baby—I went for the police—when I returned, I went into my own room—I saw a pail inside the fender—the pail always stood behind the door—there was some blood and water in the pail—in front of the fire-place some water had been wiped up, and there was a spot of blood as if somebody had cut their finger—the sheet on the bed had been messed, and had been wiped up—I did not notice anything by the side of the bed—Inspector Hewison and Dr. Olliver came, and in consequence of what they said I went with the child to the Mildmay Hospital—I did not examined its body—I went to the station after the</p>
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<p>hospital—I went back to the hospital with a constable in the middle of the night—the child died early on the morning of March 17th—I saw it after
<lb/>wards—we used to poke the fire with this piece of iron—I left it in the fender when I went out on the Saturday afternoon—my attention was not called to it when I came back.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner had behaved very well to me up to this—when things were good, he gave me every farthing he got, and came out shopping with me—he got 5s. a day at the dock, but sometimes he would not do any work—before I knew him he drank, but he stopped it while I was with him—he might have a glass now and then—some time ago we had a glass of ale each, and when we got indoors, he said, "Oh,
<hi rend="italic">Til</hi>, that glass of ale has made me feel quite
<hi rend="italic">sillified</hi>"—it seemed to me that very little ale would upset him—when he said about the baby"I love her so I could kill her"I thought he meant it in the same way that people say I could eat you,"I thought he was having a game with me—I was not afraid of leaving the baby with him after he said that—we were short of food that day—he had only had a bit of bread and cheese since break
<lb/>fast—we had no meat for the mid-day meal, and no money to get it with—we did not have tea as early as 2.30—as far as I can judge we had it at 5 o'clock—he only spoke to me about the rent when we went out—he said "I will see the landlord myself, and speak about the rent, and perhaps he will let us stop till Monday"—he said he thought the landlord would let me stop with the child if he stopped away—that is why he wanted to pay his
<hi rend="italic">kip</hi> money—he also suggested that I and the child should go into the workhouse—I said I would rather stop out, or go into some shelter than keep going backwards and forwards into the workhouse, and that I would rather walk about all night—he said, "Go in there till I get a good start, and get 6s. to pay the rent down"—I only went into one public house while we were out together—he went into one without me—I am not sure whether he had anything to drink in that house—he went in at one door and out at the other—that house was a good distance from where we lived—I do not know the name—we had one drink in a public house in Pitfield Street—I do not know if he had any rum in another public house—I wanted him to come home with me—I thought if I could get a few shillings I would pay the rent in the morning—the prisoner knew the person from whom I got the money—he seemed very annoyed and upset about our having to part, and not being able to pay the rent—he had 1s. to pay his two nights' lodgings—he only wanted me to go with him while he paid the money—there was nothing in his manner when he left me to make me anxious about the child—I had not left a fire in our room when I went out—there is a padlock to the door, but no key—I thought the baby was safe, I did not ask anybody to look after her—the prisoner told me one of his brothers had hanged himself in a room—I do not know it he did it through being out of work, or through having no
<hi rend="italic">grub</hi>—the floor of my room was swamped with water in front of the fire-place when I got back—it appeared to have been wiped up.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020407-name-131" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HUGHES</persName> </hi>. I am the son of William and Ellen Hughes, and live with them in the front down-stairs room at 15, Little Pearl Street—</p>
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<p>the prisoner lived in the back room with Mrs. Tucker, and the deceased child—on Saturday afternoon, May 15th, I remember being in my room—I went into the back yard—I saw the prisoner there—he had the baby in his hands, holding it underneath the tap, the water was running—I could not see on what part of the baby the water was running—it was partly dressed—it had not got its frock on—the prisoner saw me whilst he was holding the baby—when he saw me he turned round, and went indoors—he was holding the baby by its arms, and its body was hanging down—I did not hear the child make any sound.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner was holding the child with his hands under its arm-pits—I do not know if it was wet.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020407-name-132" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN HUGHES</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of William Hughes, and occupy the front room at 15, Little Pearl Street—on Saturday, March 15th, about 8.15 p.m. I was in my room, and Matilda Tucker came in carrying the baby—its forehead was bruised and slit, its nose was flattened, its mouth was slit and frothing—I had been at home all the evening—I had not heard any noise in the back room, which is directly opposite mine—the police were communicated with—a doctor came, and the child was taken to the hos
<lb/>pital—I saw the prisoner in the passage—he asked me where his old woman was gone—that was five minutes after she had gone away with the child—I said, "You will get old woman"—he asked me how the baby was—I said, "Gone to the hospital with a policeman, and your old woman, and you will have to stop until a policeman comes"—he had a struggle with me—he got away—I held him again, and he threw me down—in the course of the struggle we got into the road—he threw me into the road, and ran away—I got up and followed him, and hallowed out murder and police—a policeman caught him in Commercial Street—I followed to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not know the last time the prisoner went out before he came in, and I saw him—I do not know that I had seen him from the Friday morning till I saw him in the passage—he was then very excited, flushed, and agitated.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He made no effort to go away before I mentioned the police.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">H.</hi>) At 9.20 p.m. on Saturday, March 15th, I was on duty in Commercial Street—I heard cries of "Stop the murderer"—I saw the prisoner running out of Little Pearl Street into Commercial Street—I gave chase for about 100 yards, and caught the prisoner—he said, "All right governor, it is no good my going against you"—I told him I should take him to the station for attempting to murder his little girl in Little Pearl Street—he made no reply, and I took him to the station—he did not say anything on the way.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He was not drunk by a long way—he had been running very fast, and his breath smelt—there was no evidence that he had had more than he ought to have had—I said at the inquest, "I think he had had a glass or two"—that is right.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020407-name-134" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH HEWISON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector H.</hi>) About 8.30 p.m. on Saturday, March 15th, I went to 15, Little Pearl Street—I found the deceased being nursed by Mrs. Hughes—I saw a large bruise on its forehead—its mouth</p>
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<p>was swollen—it seemed to be dying—I sent for Dr. Olliver—I examined the child's clothing, a portion of it was on the table in the back room—it was quite dry with the exception of the pinafore, which was on the bed—it was wet down the front, apparently from vomit—one of the sheets of the bed had a stain upon it of a motion, which had been endeavoured to be wiped away—the top sheet had slight blood stains on it—immediately in front of the bed it was quite wet, and had apparently only just been washed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw no other blood stains besides the one on the sheet.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant.</hi>) On March 15th, about 10 p.m. I was at the Commerical Street Police Station—the prisoner was brought in—I asked him his name—at first he said Arthur Thompson, then he said William George Burley, his age 24, and his address 15, Little Pearl Street, Spitalfields, and described himself as a labourer—he said, "I do not care a----, you can hang me now if you like, but if I get the chance I am not going to get the rope round my neck and dance on nothing"—I then left the station for about an hour—I returned to the station—the prisoner asked me, "Is the
<hi rend="italic">kid.</hi> alive?"—I replied yes—he then said, "I will tell you the truth"—I said, "If you make any statement to me you must understand that it is voluntarily, and I shall produce it in Court"—he said, "All right"—I took down this statement from him, and he signed it. (
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>): "About 6 p.m. on the 15th inst.I went home by myself, and found Matilda Tucker's child lying on the bed. It had messed itself.I picked up a piece of iron from the fire-place and beat her on the arse with it I make this statement voluntarily, after being told it may be used in evidence against me"—shortly afterwards Inspector Divall came into the station with four pieces of iron—they were shown to the prisoner—he said, pointing to one of them, "This is the piece I struck the child with."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He made the statement about an hour after he first spoke—he seemed calm—he did not speak in an excited way.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020407-name-136" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS DIVALL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector H.</hi>) I first saw the prisoner at the Commercial Street Station just before 11 p.m. on March 15th—I went to the back room on the ground floor at 15, Little Pearl Street—in the grate there I found four pieces of iron—this is one of them (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—I took them back to the station—I saw the prisoner there—I took the pieces into the waiting room where he was—I laid them on the table—he pointed to that piece and said, "That is the piece I struck the child with"—the child died in the hospital on the early morning of March 17th—at 9.15 a.m. the the same day I charged the prisoner with the murder of the child—he said, "The child is dead, Sir?"—I said, "Yes"—he said, "What time did it die?"—I said, "Between 12 and 1 o'clock this morning"—the charge was read over to him—he made no reply to it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant H.</hi>) About 11 p.m. on March 15th I went with Divall to Commercial Street Station—I saw the prisoner—he said, "How is the
<hi rend="italic">kid</hi>?"—I said, "I do not know"—he said, "When I came home I found it had messed the bed, and I hit it on the head with a piece of iron"—I went to the prisoner's room and took possession of two</p>
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<p>sheets off the bed, a pinafore, a sock, a shoe, a little woollen jacket, a bonnet, and frock, which was the child's clothing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I assisted in the case—there may have been enough to manage it without me—the prisoner said, in Divall's presence, that he had hit the child on the head.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I made a note of what he said.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">T. DIVALL</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>) I made a note of the prisoner's statement—he said to Sergeant Gould, "When I came home it had messed the bed, and 1 hit it on the head with a piece of iron.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The note was not read over to the prisoner—he could have corrected it at the police court—there is no mistake made in the note with regard to the word "head. "</p>
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<interp inst="t19020407-name-138" type="given" value="FRANKLIN HEWITT"/>FRANKLIN HEWITT OLLIVER</persName> </hi>. I am divisional surgeon of police, and practice in Kingsland Road—on March 15th, about 8.55 p.m., I was called to 15, Little Pearl Street—I found the deceased lying on a bed in the ground floor room—she was not conscious, and was suffering from contusion to her head and body generally, and from an injury to the genitals—the injury to the perineum I afterwards made a fuller investigation of—on Monday, March 17th, it was reported to me that she had died.—I made a
<hi rend="italic">post mortem</hi> examination, with another medical man, at 6.30 that evening—the greater part of the forehead was occupied by a large bruise—it was most marked on the right side, and involved in addition the right upper eye-lid—there were bruises on both cheeks, nose, upper and lower lips, and the tip of the chin was slightly grazed—on the front of the right shoulder there was a superficial bruise as large as a threepenny piece—on the side of the left chest there was a linear bruise 2 1/2 inches long—just to the left of the navel there was a bruise as large as a pigeon's egg—on the abdomen there was a bruise as large as a crown piece, and over the crest of the head a bruise as large as a shilling—on the right thigh there was a bruise on the inner side, as large as a half-crown and an inch above the knee a linear bruise 1 1/2 inches long—there were two superficial scratches over the knee, and two small-bruises—in front of the right shin there was a linear bruise three inches long—on the left thigh there were three bruises just above the knee—on the front of the left shin, 1 1/2 inches below the knee, there was a scratch 1 1/2 inches long, and there was a bruise over the occiput—over the left loin there was an old scar of a burn, which had also been bruised—over the left buttock there was a scratch 1 inch long—the anus was dilated, and its margin bruised, and radiating from its centre there were four superficial lacerations—the perineum was severely and deeply lacerated—this piece of iron would have caused those wounds—the laceration to the perineum started just at the back of the vagina, it just entered the orifice, and extended to the back of the anus—there must have been some force used to inflict that injury—to cause the injuries to the perineum I think there was a prod or a thrust with the instrument—I examined the brain and the scalp—the bruising involved the whole of the right side of the head as far back as the occiput—the brain and organs were normal—the child seemed to have been healthy—the cause of death was collapse following the injury to the perineum and the bruising—the child could never have</p>
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<p>been fully conscious after receiving the injuries—the bruises were all recent, with the exception of the scar of the burn—I have examined this piece of iron—there is just a trace of blood on this end of it—the use of this end, where the blood stains were, would have caused the injuries I saw.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Gross-examined.</hi> The injury to the head was of a serious nature, and would be dangerous by itself—I think the injury to the point of the right shoulder could have been caused by the child falling, and possibly the injury on the right side of the head—if there was a thrust with the weapon it need not have been intentional if a man was beating the child with this piece of iron.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I think the one blow to the perineum caused death.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SYMMONS</hi>. I think the prisoner could easily have put an end to the child's life with one blow if he had chosen, but it depends where he hit it.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020407-name-139" type="given" value="SIDNEY"/>SIDNEY PEILL</persName> </hi>. I am resident medical officer at the Mildmay Hospital—I received the deceased there—she was in a moribund condition—she survived until 12.30 on Monday morning, when she died—I assisted Dr. Olliver at the
<hi rend="italic">post mortem</hi>—I entirely agree with the conclusions he arrived at.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It is impossible to tell how old blood on a particular weapon is—you could tell if it had been there for months, but not if it had been there for weeks or days.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I should like to ask you to have that child examined by a doctor who has no connection with the police or me. They seem in doubt as to whether the child was beaten with this iron or probed with it, and they take the side of the prosecution. I strongly deny striking it on the head or on any other part of its body barring its arse."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence on oath, said that when he got home he was in a muddled condition; that the child messed herself; that he cleaned her, and then thought he ought to teach her to be clean; that he did not know what made him do it, but he took up a piece of iron and beat her across the backside with it; that he stood her up, but she fell down; that he did not mean to hurt her seriously; that he was very fond of her; that he did not know that he had injured her; that he did not thrust with the iron at all; that he did not know the iron had gone into her; that when she fell down he stood her up; that he noticed some blood between her legs when he picked her up; that he became alarmed, and examined her, and found that she was hurt between her legs; that he took off her clothes to bathe her; that as he had upset the pail—he took her into the yard to cool her body under the tap; that he did not take her to a doctor's because he was afraid to; that he made her as comfortable as he could, and went to look for her mother; that he had not hit her on her head; and that he had never said that he had struck her on her head.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the defence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Henry was out of work at the time—the Coroner's Jury brought in a verdict of insanity—the prisoner came home about three years ago—he stayed with me for about two months—I have seen him two or three times a week since—he used to knock me about when he was drunk—when he is not drunk he is quiet and reasonable.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, April</hi> 9
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<hi rend="italic">K.</hi>) On April 1st I was in Salmon Lane, and Watts called my attention to a man in custody—I assisted him, and the prisoner came up and tried to get him away, which he did, and struck me on my neck and again on my arm—I did not feel the effect of it at the time, but afterwards found that I was stabbed on my arm—I picked the prisoner out next day at the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not let go of your brother-in-law when you asked me—no one struck you on your head.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective K.</hi>) On April 2nd I saw the prisoner at Abbey Wood, Woolwich Arsenal—I told him I should arrest him for stabbing a man at Limehouse—he said, "I know nothing about it, I was never in Limehouse in my life"—he was placed with eight other black men and identified—he said, "I am done, I admit it"—I went to his lodgings and found this knife—I showed it to him, and he said, "That is what I did it with."</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEYCESTER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for David, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. LAWLESS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SYMMONS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for Maxwell.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">It appearing that the conspiracy, if any, was between Abraham Harris and his son Percy and a man named Silverman, who had both absconded, and as the indictment did not charge a conspiracy with them</hi>,
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<hi rend="italic">stopped the Case and directed a verdict of</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, April</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1902.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RANDOLPH</hi>
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<lb/>sions because I was in the business of bookmaking, or else I should have got struck—he was the leader of a gang of about twelve murderers in the East End—this has been going on about two years—I gave the prisoners' money—I refused to pay them about the end of February—about a month before that I was introduced to Tamplin in the "King's Arms "public-house—on March 5th I was in the "Black Bull "public-house, Old Montague Street, with my brother David Edgar and a man named Ross about 5.45 p.m. and other persons playing at billiards—Sharper opened the door first and was followed immediately by Bonn and the other prisoners—Sharper said "What did you say?"—I said, "I never said anything"—he struck</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>. I have known Bonn about six years—I have rented this billiard-room about twelve months—I carry on my betting business in the street—I have no betting house nor room—I have no prize fights in the billiard-room—
<hi rend="italic">Bill</hi> Chester and
<hi rend="italic">Kid</hi> Macoy did not come there—I was senseless about half-an-hour—my brother and Ross assisted me—they all ran out of the room—none of my friends were in the room when I came to—they are afraid to come and give evidence—I gave their addresses to the police—I gave the Detective Sergeant the names and address of
<hi rend="italic">Dave</hi> Cohen, 62, Whitechapel Road, and Max Rosenberg, of Cambridge Road—there were six of them, five besides myself—the other was
<hi rend="italic">Sam</hi> Blitz—my friends are afraid of the prisoners because they carry fire-arms—I was not talking to Sharper when Bonn came in—I did not take up a jug to strike Sharper—it was not broken by falling in the struggle—my brother did not say to Bonn, "Can't you interfere and stop this fight?"—he stood by till I was knocked down properly—I have not bee threatening Bonn—I have known Tamplin about a month—he has not come to my billiard-room.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Sharper.</hi> On February 18th I went to a gambling house at St. Thomas's Street. Whitechapel—there was a fire, but I had left, and did not have anything to do with burning two children, or setting the house on fire—I do not go out with a prostitute—there was no trouble about a woman—there was no row about gambling in the billiard-room—you did not ask me why you had been struck—I have known Bonn six years, not the other prisoners—sometimes I gave money to the other prisoners, but they were with Bonn.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Brooks.</hi> I saw you with the knife when you were pushed away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Edwards.</hi> I saw you a good time back when you asked me for a shilling outside Aldgate Station in July or August last year—I told the Magistrate I did not know you—I did not see you with the billiard cue—one of you made a strike at me with a cue, I did not know which—you were guarding the door—your head was bandaged—I did not see a bandage round your eyes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I saw a revolver in Brooks's pocket two months before this occurred—I had nothing to do with what Tamplin did.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Mr. Hutton.</hi> About half a dozen customers ran away, my brother and Ross remained—Sharper when he came in did not say any
<lb/>thing to my brother nor did my brother reply—if he had I should have heard it—Sharper never struck my brother before Bonn spoke—the chopper caused him to be insensible—he went down with the chopper—it must have been the chopper, I saw the handle out of his pocket—my brother remained insensible about half an hour—I remained with him—I got him some brandy.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Sharper.</hi> I have attended the billiard-room since I returned from Africa, about two weeks before the assault—I look after the billiard-room for my brother—my brother made a book in the street—I was not at the gambling house at all.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Brooks.</hi> I saw you with a dagger or a knife, and with a billiard-cue—I did say"Before you kill my brother or do him any harm you have got to do it to me"—you all set about my brother—there was no fight at all—I never said "
<hi rend="italic">Jack</hi>, take him out, stop him."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Edwards.</hi> Your face was bandaged up—I saw you in Aldgate Street last summer when you asked my brother for a shilling—I told him not to give it you, and you said, "Who are you?"—I said, "That is a brother of mine, and you are not going to have it—I came back from Durban on Boxing Day after twenty-eight days—I came from Africa because I could not get work—I went with a lad named Ellis who went to the front—Inspector Divall came for me, and I did not identify you till I saw you at Worship Street in the dock.</p>
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<lb/>mercial Road—I was in the Black Bull on March 5th—Myer Edgar, his brother, and two or three others were there—about 5.45 p.m. Sharper came in, and in about two or three minutes afterwards the other prisoners—</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>. Myer fell in a corner—I went to the hospital and saw Myer there afterwards.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Sharper.</hi> I did not hear anything about a mob—it was not a quarrel.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Brooks.</hi> I did not see whether you had a knife or what it was in your hand.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Edwards.</hi> You took a billiard-cue from the rack, and struck one of the customers.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">H.</hi>) I was on duty in the Whitechapel Road on March; 5th, about 7 p.m., when I was sent for to the King's Arms—I saw the prisoners there and two other men—I arrested Bonn for riotous conduct—he said, "Let go of me, I will have your f----g life, you bastard"—he became very violent, and hit me on my jaw and caused my mouth to bleed—Brooks caught hold of me by my collar, and said, "Come on
<hi rend="italic">Jack</hi>, have a f----g go for it"—I took Bonn, and another officer took Brooks to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>. I struck him with my truncheon on his arm—he struggled more, and I struck him on his head—he did not say that he was innocent, or complain that I hurt his arm.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020407-name-163" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK WENSLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective H.</hi>) I was at Leman Street police station when Sharper came—he followed Brooks and Bonn shortly before 8 p.m.—he said, "I am come here to see that they get fair play—I made inquiries, and inconsequence afterwards charged him with wounding with intent to murder Myer Edgar and Thomas Tamplin—he said, "It served them right, I wish we had given them more"—on March 8th I was with Sergeant Gill in Whitechapel Road, and saw Edwards in a cab—I shouted to him to stop, but he would not—I pursued the cab some distance down the road and stopped the horse—Gill told him to get out of the cab—he got out—Gill said to him, "You know me, we are going to take you into custody for being concerned with three others in wounding with intent to murder Myer Edgar and Thomas Tamplin last Wednesday"—Edwards said, "Yes, that is right; look what they have done to me to-night, I mean to put some of them through it"—I took him to the station—before he was charged he said, "That stick I gave to Gill is the one they set about me to-night with."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Edwards.</hi> You were with
<hi rend="italic">Mike</hi> McCarthy—you did not say, "Look what they have done to this man through taking me to the hospital—
<hi rend="italic">Mike</hi> McCarthy is Bonn's brother—you had this iron stick in your pocket which Gill took from it—I heard that it belongs to Tamplin—you went quietly to the station—I fetched the cabman into the station because he wanted his fare—you told me to pay him—you were not put up for identi
<lb/>fication because that was not in question—I have nothing to do with the cells—I did not throw you in—I did not turn your witness from the court.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020407-name-164" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN GILL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant H.</hi>) I arrested Edwards—he was charged at the station with being concerned with others in wounding with intent to murder Myer Edgar and Thomas Tamplin on the evening of March 5th—he said, "I was there, but I did not put a hand on either of them."</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">M.R.C.S</hi>. and
<hi rend="largeCaps">L.R.C.P</hi>. I am clinical assistant in the surgical outpatients' department of the London Hospital—I examined Myer Edgar there on March 6th—he had three cuts on his head about an inch long—that is all he complained of, and all I took any notice of—I saw him again on the 10th and to-day—the wounds have healed—they were likely to have been caused by these broken pieces of a jug.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>. He had lost a considerable amount of blood from clean cut wounds—a billiard-cue would leave marks—it would take a very heavy blow to break an ordinary man's skull—I should expect to see a bump—it might easily cut the skin—a chopper would not account for the marks unless the sharp point was used.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Sharper.</hi> It is conceivable that if he fell with the jug in his hand it might have caused the cuts if the jug smashed first, but he would have to tumble head foremost to do it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Edwards.</hi> I do not remember seeing you at the hospital—I have not had your subpoena—I have had many serious cases—if you had given me the card number I could refer to my notes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners, in their defences, stated that there was a quarrel and a general fight, and that the witnesses were committing perjury.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19020407-321-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">They then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to previous convictions, Bonn, at the Great Midlothian Sessions, on January</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1897,
<hi rend="italic">in the name of George Marriott; Sharper, on April</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1901,
<hi rend="italic">at Clerken
<lb/>well; Brooks, at Clerken
<lb/>well, on June</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1899;
<hi rend="italic">and Edwards, at Clerkenwell, on March</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1900.
<hi rend="italic">Several other convictions were proved against each prisoner; also that they belonged to a dangerous gang.</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BONN</hi>,
<hi rend="largeCaps">SHARPER</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BROOKS</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Five years' penal servitude each</hi> </rs>;
<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARDS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def4-321-19020407 t19020407-321-punishment-32"/>Four years' penal servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, April</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1902.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Grantham.</hi> </p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-322-19020407 t19020407-322-punishment-33"/>Five years' penal servitude.</rs> </hi>—And</p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19020407-323-offence-1 t19020407-name-169"/>George Ronald Burton</persName>. </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </p>
<hi rend="italic">For other cases tried this day see Essex and Surrey cases.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, April</hi> 10
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<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, April</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1902</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR, MR. BODKIN, AND MR. LEYCESTER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi> and
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FULTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Rowland and Sinclair</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SIMMONS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MORLE</hi> for Laidlaw;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BLACK</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for C. M. Colman; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BIRON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for E. H. Colman.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ROWLAND</hi>,
<hi rend="largeCaps">LAIDLAW</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">C M. COLEMAN</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">E.H. COLEMAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">then</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to publishing two obscene libellous pamphlets.</hi> </rs> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ANNA SINCLAIR</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">The jury recommended her to mercy, considering that she was under the influence of the other prisoners.</hi> </rs> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">received good characters</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MAURICE COLEMAN</hi>,
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def4-326-19020407 t19020407-326-punishment-38"/>Six months' hard labour each</rs>.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">E. H. COLEMAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ANNA SINCLAIR</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">to enter into recognizances.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Friday, April</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1902.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Grantham.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant G.</hi>). About 9.40 a.m. on March 10th I was with Sergeant Hodson in Old Street—we were in plain clothes—I saw the prisoners looking into a shop window—when we got within about fifty yards of them I saw Lawrence nudge Elston with his right arm—they went into Tabernacle Square—I went to the corner of Pitfield Street and we made up our minds to go and see what they had got—they went into Rivington Street—when we got to the corner we saw them about 200 yards away both running as hard as they could—seeing it was no use to run after them we ran down Great Eastern Street into High Street, Shoreditch—we</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He is a convict on licence, but I had not seen him for three years.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Els on.</hi> When I first caught you I did not fall down—we both fell afterwards—after I had secured you the other police
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant G.</hi>) On this day I was with Pride—I went in pursuit of Lawrence—he ran down Shoreditch High Street, in the direction of the City—I attempted to arrest him—he got away—I followed him—he turned back, and ran in the direction of French Alley—he then had this revolver in his hand—at the top of French Alley he fired in the direction of Constable McDonnel, who I saw standing there—he then ran through French Alley into Norfolk Street—he was then being followed by McDonnel, Sergeant Hart, and Tilley—he fired twice more at those officers—Hart arrested him—he was taken to Hoxton Police Station, where I searched him—I found seven ball cartridges—they did not fit the revolver—I also found this life-preserver, a table knife, a pocket-knife, a box of matches, 3 1/2 d. in money, and a pocket handkerchief—the revolver was given to me by Hart—it was loaded—it had three spent cartridges and two loaded ones—three cartridges found on Elston fit the revolver—on March 13th I went to 158. Stroud Green Road, belonging to Mr. Carpenter—I examined the window there—I found marks on the catch such as would be caused by its being forced back by a knife of this description—I forced it back quite easily—I did not find any marks on the knife.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COHEN</hi>. It is quite an ordinary table knife—I should not have arrested Lawrence if he had not been in Elston's com
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi> Mr. Cohen.I did not run very fast or very far—I was not at all excited—when Lawrence passed me, the revolver was not pointed at me—I said before the Magistrate, "If the shot had hit Mc
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<hi rend="italic">G.</hi>) I saw Lawrence running away, and being followed by the other constables—when he got past me he deliber
<lb/>ately fired at me with the revolver in his right hand—it was pointed low down—I joined in the pursuit—a second shot was fired—the revolver was pointed at Sergeant Hart's face—after he had been charged I examined my coat—in the skirts I found these three holes which could have been caused by a bullet—they were not there before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COHEN</hi>. I said before the Magistrate, "He fired a shot, aimed low"—I ducked my head when the shot was aimed at me.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">G.</hi>) I saw Lawrence fire the shot at McDonnel—I chased him down French Alley into Norfolk Place—he turned into Norfolk Street—when I was within about seven yards of him, he turned and fired apparently at my head—I stooped, and holding my right hand before my forehead I ran on—I think McDonnel was behind me, but I did not see him—nobody was between me and Lawrence then—he fired a second shot—I closed with him, and grasping the revolver in my left hand, I threw my right arm round him and threw him to the ground—the revolver was knocked out of his hand by another constable, and he was taken to the station—I do not remember anything being said on the way—my hand had a long wound on the back—it is all right again now—I should think it was caused by the second bullet.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COHEN</hi>. It was not a serious wound—it would not be difficult to miss my head if he aimed at it—I was running fast from the time I took up the chase—I did not have much of a struggle with Lawrence when I caught him—at the police court he said "I am sorry.I did not mean it for you."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have been in hospital for my hand—I also sprained my left hand through falling with Lawrence.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JUSTICE GRANTHAM</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">He then</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of Felony at Clerkenwell on October</hi> 17
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1899,
<hi rend="italic">and three other convictions were proved against him.</hi> </p>
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