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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>VOL. CXXXVI.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020505-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, May 5th, 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="t19020505-name-2" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD RIDLEY</persName> </hi>, one of the Justices of His Majesty's High Court; Sir
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<interp inst="t19020505-name-3" type="given" value="HENRY EDMUND"/>HENRY EDMUND KNIGHT</persName> </hi>, Knt., Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOSEPH RENALS</hi>, Bart.; and Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN VOCE MOORE</hi>, Knt., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">FORREST FULTON</hi>, Knt., K.C., Recorder of the said City;
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<interp inst="t19020505-name-4" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN POUND</persName> </hi>, Esq.;
<hi rend="smallCaps">FREDK. PRATT ALLISTON</hi>, Esq.; and
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS BOOR CROSBY</hi>, M.D., other of the Aldermen of the said City;
<hi rend="smallCaps">ALBERT FREDK. BOSANQUET</hi>, Esq., K.C., Common Sergeant of the said City;
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<interp inst="t19020505-name-5" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t19020505-name-5" type="given" value="LUMLEY"/>LUMLEY SMITH</persName> </hi>, Esq., K.C., M.P., LL.D., Judge of the City of London Court; and
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<interp inst="t19020505-name-6" type="given" value="JAMES ALEXANDER"/>JAMES ALEXANDER RENTOUL</persName> </hi>, Esq., K.C., Deputy Judge of the City of London Court, His Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020505-name-7" type="given" value="JOHN CHARLES"/>JOHN CHARLES BELL</persName> </hi>, Esq., Alderman.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020505-name-8" 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="t19020505-name-9" type="given" value="FRANCIS ROBERT MIDDLETON"/>FRANCIS ROBERT MIDDLETON PHILLIPS</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020505-name-10" type="given" value="JOSEPH DAVID"/>JOSEPH DAVID LANGTON</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">DIMSDALE, MAYOR. SEVENTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—a dagger</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, May</hi> 5
<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 stealing a portmanteau and other articles, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19020505-351-offence-2 t19020505-name-16"/>the London and North-Western Railway Company</persName>,</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to stealing a case and other articles, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19020505-351-offence-3 t19020505-name-17"/>the London, Brighton and South Coast Railway</persName>;</rs>
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<interp inst="t19020505-351-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs> Mayall
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19020505-351-offence-4 t19020505-name-18"/>the London and North-Western Railway Company</persName>,</rs>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19020505-351-offence-5 t19020505-name-19"/>the London Brighton and South Coast Railway Company</persName>, having been convicted at Marylebone on March 4, 1898.</rs>
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<p>under the influence of drink—I got into conversation with four men—McCarthy was one of them—I cannot swear positively to O'Shaughnessy, there was a man very much like him—I paid for drink for them—we had several drinks, and about 10 o'clock the manager refused to serve us—we left the house, we went about fifty yards, and into the centre of Buckingham Palace Road—I was pushed down by some of the men, my pocket was turned out, and about 14s. or 15s. was stolen—I had a sovereign in a small pocket—that was not taken—I cannot say if either of the prisoners were there when I was pushed down.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020505-name-28" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY ELLERINGTON</persName> </hi>. I am a hackney carriage driver, No. 5397—on Saturday, April 12th, about 10 p.m., I was sitting on my cab outside the Grosvenor Hotel and opposite the Victoria public-house, I saw the prosecutor rolling in the road with three others—he was very drunk—McCarthy picked him up, took him round the corner, and came back towards the station—I knew McCarthy well—I did not see him come out of the public-house with the others—I did not see O'Shaughnessy there, there was a man similar to him, but I can swear he was not there—the man who was there was not so tall as O'Shaughnessy.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020505-name-29" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM DEVENISH</persName> </hi>. I am a decorator, of South Lambeth—on April 12th, about 9.45, I was in Buckingham Palace Road—I saw the prisoners come out of a public-house with the prosecutor and another man—they went into the middle of the road—I did not know any of them—they all fell to the ground—I went up and got hold of O'Shaughnessy—he slipped behind a cab and got away—I picked up the prosecutor and assisted him to his feet—I then went towards Victoria to see if I could see a constable—I saw McCarthy hold the prosecutor down by his shoulders—they all ran away, and I saw some silver in McCarthy's hand—I was among them in the middle of the road—both the prosecutor's pockets were turned inside out.—I went to Victoria Railway Station to call a policeman, and as I was returning with one past the Grosvenor Hotel, I saw the prosecutor running as well as he could and McCarthy running after him—I said to the constable. "That is the man," and he caught him—that was about a minute after I had seen him—McCarthy was on the ground with the prosecutor, and O'Shaughnessy tore his coat—I do not agree with the cabman—the prosecutor said to the constable, "That man has
<hi rend="italic">done</hi> me for over thirty
<hi rend="italic">bob.</hi>"</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by McCarthy.</hi> You did not help to pick the prosecutor up and put him against the railings—you picked up some money—you were arrested near the Shakespear.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by O'Shaughnessy.</hi> Your coat was torn in running away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I saw O'Shaughnessy again on April 21st at the police-station, and picked him out from twelve others—I should say he is about 5 ft. 6 in. or 7 in.—some of the men from whom I picked him out were about as tall as he is—I did not recognise him by his height but by his face.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020505-name-30" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MOULD</persName> </hi> (253
<hi rend="italic">B.</hi>) On April 12th, about 10 p.m., I was called to Buckingham Palace Road—when I got to the corner of the Grosvenor Hotel I saw the prosecutor, who was drunk, running, both his pockets</p>
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<p>were turned inside out—Ellerington said, "That is the man who was robbed, and that is the man who robbed him"—McCarthy was walking after the prosecutor, who was trying to run—I got hold of McCarthy and handed him over to a private individual while I went after the prosecutor—when I caught McCarthy he said, "I have just come from the
<hi rend="italic">boozer</hi>"—I said "What
<hi rend="italic">boozer</hi>"—he said he was just coming from the Shakespear—I caught the prosecutor up and I asked him what was wrong with him—he said, "They have done me for about thirty
<hi rend="italic">bob</hi>, governor, that is one of the men," pointing to McCarthy, "but he
<hi rend="italic">did</hi> not put his hand into my pocket"—McCarthy said he did not know anything about it except that he was just coming from the Shakespear—at the station the prosecutor refused to sign the charge-sheet owing to finding a sovereign in his watch pocket—when about to be searched McCarthy said, "It is no good searching me, I have got no b----pockets"—I took his two coats off him and in the watch pocket of his trousers I found 9d. in bronze and 2s. 6d. in silver—on April 21st I saw O'Shaughnessy in the Plumbers' Arms—he is supposed to be a scaffolder—I said, "I want you"—he said, "I have been expecting you, governor, but you have made a b----mistake this time, I was miles away buying meat in York Street with my
<hi rend="italic">missus</hi>"—York Street is about a 1/4 of a mile away—on the way to the station he said, "Well, you have got to prove it"—I took him to the station—he said he should want a fair identification—I said he should have everything fair and just—I placed him with eight others similar to himself—there were two others quite as tall as he is—Devenish identified him; the cabman could not.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by McCarthy.</hi> You did not say you had 3s. 6d. in your possession when I arrested you.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by O'Shaughnessy.</hi> You did not say to me in the Plumbers' Arms that you had met Detective Sergeant Jones and asked him whether he was looking for you, or that he said, "No,
<hi rend="italic">Bill</hi>, I know you don't do business that way."</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I know Detective Sergeant Jones—I have known O'Shaughnessy for years—the Sergeant may have told him that he was not looking for him—he would know O'Shaughnessy.</p>
<hi rend="italic">McCarthy's Defence.</hi> "I was there, but I had nothing to do with the robbery."</p>
<hi rend="italic">O'Shaughnessy, in his defence on oath, said that he and his wife went to York Street, and that he paid a man 1s. that he owed him, that he went into the Duchess of Clarence with the man and his wife and his own wife, and stayed there till closing time, and only went out to get a piece of meat at the butcher's.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for O'Shaughnessy.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19020505-name-31" type="given" value="CORNELIUS"/>CORNELIUS CAREY</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer of 28, Littleton Street—O'Shaugh
<lb/>nessy was in my company on April 12th from 7.45 till 9.30 p.m. in the Duchess of Clarence—I left him for about an hour while I went shopping—when I returned he was still there—I asked his wife to have a drink, and we stayed there till 12.30 or 12.45. when I left him—the Duchess of Clarence is about ten minutes from the place where the prosecutor was robbed.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see O'Shaughnessy between 9.30 and 10.30 p.m.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">J. MOULD</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) I have not got any torn coat here—O'Shaugh
<lb/>nessy is wearing the same coat now as he was wearing when I arrested him a week after the robbery.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">N.</hi>) At 11 p.m. on April 10th, I was on point duty at West Green Road, Tottenham—the prosecutor came up to me and made a complaint—I saw Foster and Sheldrake just leaving him—I went to Stamford Hill and to the Gate House public-house, where I saw Foster and Sheldrake standing outside—I asked them where the other one was—they said they did not know—I asked the prosecutor to go inside—he went in and said, "He is not there"—he went into the four-ale bar and there pointed out Whitworth—I told all the prisoners I should take them to the station—the prosecutor said, "That is the one who has knocked me down and robbed me"—Whitworth did not say anything—he did not say "All right, what have I done?"—on the way to the station P.C. Adams took this stick from Whitworth—it was sticking out of his pocket it is a piece of a walking stick—the prosecutor walked behind the prisoner all the way to the station—Whitworth did not say anything at the station in my presence—he had had a glass or two but none of the prisoners were drunk—I saw nothing of the occurrence, I was on point duty quite half-a-mile away from the Gate House.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Foster.</hi> I saw your hand was just leaving the prosecutor's when I first saw you—I do not know if you were shaking hands—he gave you 2d. for a drink which I found on you at the station—I asked you where Whitworth was—you said you did not know.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Sheldrake.</hi> I do not know how long I was talking to the prosecutor—he was not drunk—you were going across the road when I came up—I did not say you were standing five yards away—I did not hear the prosecutor say he would summon Whitworth for assault—at the Gate House he said, "That is the man Whitworth, who robbed me."</p>
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<interp inst="t19020505-name-37" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE SEAR</persName> </hi>. I am a ship's steward and live at 14, Lawrence Road,. Totten
<lb/>ham—on April 10th, about 11 p.m., I was in High Street, Totten
<lb/>ham, with Minnie Green—I was not in employment—I met the three prisoners—I knew them before, but I only knew Sheldrake slightly—Whitworth pulled me by the arm and said, "Here, George"—and struck me on my face twice with his fist—I understood that "George "meant myself, because he pulled my arm—I fell, and when I got up he pulled a stick from his pocket and struck me on the top of my head—I fell down, and he got on top of me and took a silver match-box from one pocket and 22s. in silver from the other pocket—he then got up and ran away—the others stood there, Sheldrake on the other side of the road and Foster about two yards away—they did not assault me—I said to them, "I do not</p>
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<hi rend="italic">done</hi> you any harm—Foster said, "We did not know it was you or we would not have done it"—he said that he had had some drink—I said I should go down to the point and see the constable on duty—I went towards West Green Road—at the corner, Foster and Sheldrake came up to me, and Foster asked me for 2d. which I gave him for a drink—a policeman came along and I reported it to him—Foster and Sheldrake went up the road towards Stamford Hill—the policeman, and I went after them to the Gate House, and I saw Foster and Sheldrake standing outside—I said, "That is two of them"—the policeman took hold of them and asked me to go into the public-house to find Whitworth—I went in and saw him talking to a female—I said to the policeman, "That is the other one," and he arrested him—on the way to the station I saw Whitworth
<hi rend="italic">messing</hi> about with his pocket, and a policeman who was walking behind took that stick from him—that is the kind of stick I was struck with.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Foster.</hi> You left me at the corner of West Green Road in rather a friendly manner—you went away—I turned round and saw the policeman—I had complained of having been robbed—at the Gate House you said, "You are not
<hi rend="italic">going</hi> to charge us, are you?"and I said "Yes, you were all together and you were all in it"—I said you had not struck me, but that you were there—I had borrowed the 22s. that night—I do not remember having drunk with you—I have seen you about—I have treated you—you have not demanded money from me, but you have asked me for money.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Sheldrake.</hi> You were about twenty yards from me when I was assaulted—I did not say at West Green Corner"I could take a summons out against you but I would not do such a thing"—I found out that I had been robbed when I got off the ground—I did not say at the Gate House that I was not going to charge you and Foster, or that I could fight just as well as Whitworth and would fight him in the morning.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Whitworth.</hi> I do not remember your asking me for a cigarette during the day of April 10th, I do not remember seeing you till the evening—I was playing with two boys outside a public-house, I was not fighting them—two gentlemen may have pulled the boys away—I went inside the public-house—I was not drinking with you there—I did not go into the side bar with you—I was not drinking out of the pots, I did once.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I am sure he is the man.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020505-name-38" type="given" value="MINNIE"/>MINNIE GREEN</persName> </hi>. I am a barmaid at a public-house in Tottenham—on April 10th I had been out, and as I was returning home I met the prose
<lb/>cutor—he and I and another man walked along the road together—while we stood at the corner three men passed us—I could not identify them—I know them now—they passed us and said something to the prosecutor-then one of them turned back and struck the prosecutor with his fist—I saw a second blow, and the prosecutor was knocked into the road—I did not see anything more.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Foster.</hi> I did not see anybody else near the prose
<lb/>cutor when he was struck—the other two men walked on.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">N.</hi>) On April 10th, about 11.15, I was walking along near the Bull public-house, Tottenham Green, in plain clothes—I saw the three prisoners together—Sheldrake walked into the middle of the road followed by Foster, who said to Sheldrake., "We were b----fools to
<hi rend="italic">do him down</hi>, he is a decent fellow to treat us"—they then went down the road—Whitworth came across to them, and they hurried off down the road towards Stamford Hill—I received some information and went back—at West Green Corner I saw the prosecutor talking to P.O. Thacker—we all went to the Gate House, Stamford Hill, and saw Foster and Sheldrake standing outside—Foster said to the prosecutor, "You are not going to charge us, are you, George?"—he said, "I shall"—he asked Foster where the other man was—he said, "I have seen no other man with us to-night"—the prosecutor went inside the public-house and said, "There he is talking to a woman"—Whitworth could hear what he said—I took the prisoners into custody—on the way to the station I saw a stick poking out of Whitworth's pocket—he said, "You b----well are not going to take that"—I took it from him—I searched Sheldrake—I found nothing on him—Foster had 2d. on him—I arrested Whitworth 15 or 20 minutes after the prosecutor was robbed—there were other people in the bar—I do not know if they were his friends.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Foster.</hi> You said you did not know where Whit
<lb/>worth was—I am sure you said "We were b----fools to
<hi rend="italic">do him down</hi>"—I do not know if the prosecuter is now under remand for cruelty to his wife and children—you went quietly to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Sheldrake.</hi> I had not seen the prosecutor when Foster said that you were fools to
<hi rend="italic">do him down.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by Foster.</hi>) I do not know if it has anything to do with this case if I am now under remand for cruelty to my child—that man who has just gone outside is my father-in-law, and is trying to do me a lot of harm—I charged four men with highway robbery some time ago—they were discharged by the jury—they were tried here.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Foster, in his defence on oath, said that he met Whitworth on April 10th, and was seeing him home because he was not quite sober, when they met the prosecutor, and-Sheldrake came up and Whitworth spoke to him, but that he did not know what it was about; that he and Sheldrake walked on; that he heard somebody call out "Alf"; that he turned back, and the prosecutor said he had been knocked down; that they all went down to the policeman on point duty; that the prosecutor said, "I could get out a summons for him in the morning"; and the constable said, "I should not do that, I should see him in the morning when he is sober and tell him about it"; that the prosecutor had not said anything about losing anything then; that the prosecutor gave him</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">and they shook hands and said good-night; that he and Sheldrake went to the Gate House, where they were arrested, and that he did not know what they were arrested for till they were going to the station, when the policeman told them.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheldrake, in his defence on oath, said that he met Foster and Whitworth; that Whitworth went towards the prosecutor, who they met; that he walked on; that he heard a scuffle, and heard the prosecutor call out "Alf"</hi>; that</p>
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<hi rend="italic">minutes; that the prosecutor never said anything about losing any money; that he and Foster went to the Gate House, where they were arrested, and that he had never robbed or assaulted the prosecutor.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Whitworth's Defence.</hi> "I was drunk, I do not remember anything about it. I never saw the stick before the police court."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">A. THACKER</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) The prosecutor said he had been robbed when he first came to me.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020505-name-41" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE SEAR</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) It is about two years since I was at sea—I have been a clerk at Tilbury since then, I left there last August—since then I have been working in a warehouse in Houndsditch—I stayed there six or seven weeks—I am now working on the Midland Railway—I have been there for a fortnight—I was not doing anything from October till I went there—the man who lent me the money is not here, but I have had a letter from him asking for it.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, May</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1902.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>. and 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>., </rs>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19020505-357-offence-2 t19020505-name-45"/>the Postmaster General</persName>. </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve months' hard labour.</hi> </rs></p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19020505-358-offence-2 t19020505-name-47"/>the Postmaster General</persName>.</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve months' hard labour.</hi> </rs></p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to two indictments for stealing letters containing cheques; from pillar boxes, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19020505-359-offence-2 t19020505-name-49"/>the Postmaster General</persName>.</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Four years' penal servitude</hi> </rs>; and</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> an order for £12, with intent to defraud.</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Six months' hard labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COHEN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>, and
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19020505-name-54" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HAMMOND</persName> </hi>. I have been a cook on board ship—I was sixteen years in the Army and was discharged with a pension—I live at 17, Arthur Street—on April 3rd, about 11.15 a.m., I went into the saloon bar of a public house opposite the Star and Garter, Peter Street—I was quite sober—the prisoners and two others were there (I saw them first at the corner of Sedgwick Street)—when I went in Messenger asked me</p>
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<p>to drink—I said that I could not as I had not got the money, I was going; to the post office to draw my money—he said, "I will take a walk with you"—the two prisoners and two others went with me—we walked to the post office in about twenty minutes and I drew my pension, £2 10s. in gold, 2s. in silver, and 2d. in copper—Messenger went in with me and the other three remained outside—they knew what I went in for—we then all went to the Pensioners public-house and had a drink—we all left together and I gave the prisoners a shilling each because they said that they were out of work, and gave the other two sixpence each—I met an old soldier who asked me to have a drink and the six of us went to the Hospital public-house but did not stop long—I took a
<hi rend="italic">bus</hi> to Victoria and the four got on also—we all got off at the corner of Orchard Street and went into the Star and Garter—I said "I will come in with you but I have had enough drink."I called for a pot of ale for the four—it was then not quite 12 o"clock—Routledge said "Stand a drop of whisky"—I did so and Routledge asked me to drink, I took it up but thought they wanted to drug it and refused to drink—they then got me down on the ground—Routledge was on one side—I had eight hands on me—three or four women were there but they did not touch me—one man had his knee on my back and another got hold of me by my neck and his knee on my right side—my waistcoat was torn open, this is it (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—they took all my money—I kept it in my waistcoat—they have torn one side of it—the gold was in one pocket and the silver in another—I was on the ground about two minutes and got up and saw them rushing out into Peter Street, and I missed all my money and part of my papers—I shouted after I got up but not while they were assaulting me—the people behind the bar did not come to my assistance—Messenger had given me this card (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) in the morning and said, "I shall have plenty of money in my pocket by 12 o'clock," and I thought he was a book-maker—they did not break my bones or draw any blood.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I left home at 8.15, and my first drink was at the Shad wick, opposite the Star and Garter—I had only got 1d.—I went to two other public-houses before going to the Star and Garter and after going to the post office—all four men were strangers to me—I drank ale and a. drop of whisky—I did not give the two
<hi rend="italic">ladies</hi> anything or order a quartern of whisky for them—one of them did not put her arms round me and dance with me in the middle of the bar—I can swear that it was Routledge who got hold of my throat and had his knee on my back—only us five were in the compartment and the two women—when I fell, all the people ran out, women and all—I went straight to the police station and went with the police to see if we could find the thieves, and saw Routledge in the Elephant and Castle—he said, "Come and have a drink, old man" I went and told the policeman and he was taken, it was then 6 o'clock—it is a mistake to say that it was 2 o'clock—I am sixty years old and do not recollect as well as I did.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I only went into the Elephant and Castle once on the Thursday, and that was at 6 o'clock or 6.15.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020505-name-55" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT TIDMAN</persName> </hi>. I am head barman at the Star and Garter, Peter</p>
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<p>Street—on this morning about 11 o'clock I went into the bar and saw Routledge and Hammond there and two women—I did not see Messenger—Routledge frequents the house—George White, the master's son, came in—I did not see Hammond speak to the women—if they danced with him I must have seen it, the compartment is only as big as the jury box—I heard Hammond shout "Help," and saw him coming towards me and the men in the bar running away—I did not see Hammond on the floor—his waistcoat was torn.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When I went into the bar sis or seven people were in the compartment with the two women—I did not see Messenger there—he is not a stranger to me.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective A.</hi>) On April 3rd, about 9 p.m., I went with Sergeant Watts and Hammond to the Elephant and Castle, Peter Street—if Hammond says it was 6 o'clock he is mistaken—he pointed out Routledge and said, "That is the man who held me by the throat"—I said, "Are you sure"—he said, "Yes, positive"—that was inside the bar—Routledge said that he did not know anything about it—I said, "I shall take you in custody for robbing and assaulting this man"—on the way to the station he said, "I don't know anything about all this, I have not had 2d. in my hand all day"—I read the charge to him—he made no reply and gave no address.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I first saw Hammond in the morning, and arranged to go round with him later at 7.30—he looked into public-houses and came out and reported to me—he went into the Elephant and Castle and came out and said that the man was there—he had been there before and did not see anybody—I was not far away, but did not see Routledge go in.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective A.</hi>) On April 3rd, about 10.30, I went with Watts and Hammond to the Elephant and Castle and saw Messenger inside—Hammond pointed him out—I said, "I shall take you to the station for being concerned with the Brighton
<hi rend="italic">Slasher</hi> in committing a robbery this morning on a man named Hammond at the Star and Garter "'—he said "This is all right, what have you got me for"—I told him—he said, "I had better have stopped indoors than to have been dragged for this lot"—he was placed with nine other men at the station and Ham
<lb/>mond identified him—he said, "I deny it, I can prove where I was"—I found four betting cards and Hammond gave me one—Messenger said at the station,"I gave him that card this morning, I went with him to the post office and gave him the card on the way"—I also found on him a pocket-knife, sixpence, and 2 1/2 d.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I used this book of notes before the Magistrate and read what I have read to-day—Hammond having pointed out Messenger, I put Messenger with nine other men for Hammond to identify him—I have been in the police six years—Routledge is better known in that neighbourhood as the Brighton
<hi rend="italic">Slasher</hi>—Messenger did not say, "It' is the first I have heard of it, I have been having a sleep"—he said to Hammond at the station,"That betting card you have in your hand I admit I gave you on the way to the post office."</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">G. HAMMOND</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I went with the two
<hi rend="italic">tecs</hi> to the Elephant and Castle—I was not near him when he was arrested at 10-30—I did not point him out at all before I identified him at the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Routledge in his defence, stated upon oath that he met Messenger and Hammond in the Elephant and Castle; that there were eight men and two women; that Hammond was very jolly and asked him to drink and paid for ale and whisky, and some rum for the women; that he was larking with the women and danced into a corner, and all of a sudden he called out "Help," and the women and some of the men ran out, and he thought it prudent to go, but that he never touched Hammond, and did not go with him to the post office to draw his pension, and never saw him till he came into the Star and Garter.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Messenger, in his defence, stated upon oath that he went with Hammond to the post office and gave him one of his betting cards, and left him at the Star and Garter, promising to meet him at</hi> 3
<hi rend="italic">o'clock at Whitehall Place, as he was going to bring a man to make a bet, and that Hammond was not assaulted while he was there.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ROUTLEDGE</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t19020505-361-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19020505-361-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19020505-361-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at Clerkenwell on December</hi> 19
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1899.</p>
<hi rend="italic">See page</hi> 548).</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MESSENGER</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19020505-361-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, May</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1902.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19020505-362-offence-1 t19020505-name-60"/>George Smith</persName>.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">Fifteen other convictions were proved against him.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-362-19020505 t19020505-362-punishment-11"/>Eighteen months' hard labour</rs> </hi>; and</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Two months in the second division.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t19020505-364-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing a suit case and other articles, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19020505-364-offence-1 t19020505-name-63"/>the Great Eastern Railway Company</persName>.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>, Re
<lb/>ceiving the same.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. J. P. GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ELLIOTT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19020505-name-64" type="given" value="GEORGE SIDNEY"/>GEORGE SIDNEY CLIVE</persName> </hi>. I am a Captain in the Grenadier Guards—on September 30th I left Thorpe Station on the Great Eastern Railway—my Luggage was despatched by a fast train, after mine—I arrived at Liverpool Street Station at 2.7—I missed from my luggage, my suit case—it and its contents are valued at about £60—it contained some clothes and jewellery—this pin and these studs and links (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) were in it—this dress suit is mine—the case had my initials on it, "G. S. C."—this note-book was also in it—I communicated with the Great Eastern Railway authorities—I next saw these Jinks about the middle of January, and the suit about three weeks ago.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020505-name-65" type="given" value="KATHLEEN"/>KATHLEEN HIARD</persName> </hi>. I live at 10, Warren Street, Tottenham Court Road—I previously lived at Millbank Street, and the prisoner lodged with me there—he had a separate room there, and also at Warren Street—he was lodging</p>
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<p>with me on March 25th when the officers came—I pointed out the prisoner's room to them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He was with me fourteen or fifteen months—I do not know if a man named Harris ever came to see him—I do not know a man named Harris.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Men came to see him from time to time—I do not know a man named Roberts.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020505-name-66" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK WEST</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant.</hi>) I was instructed by Inspector Drew to make certain inquiries, and on March 25th I went to 10, Warren Street, Tottenham Court Road—I saw the landlady, who pointed out a certain room—I went to the room—the prisoner was not there then—about four or five hours afterwards he came in with George Roberts, who was convicted here yesterday (
<hi rend="italic">See page</hi> 537)—I followed them up to the prisoner's room—when the prisoner saw me, he said, "Halloa! Mr. West, what is up?"—I told him I was going to arrest him for being concerned with another man in custody for stealing luggage from the railway station—he said, "I will admit I have been with Harris (
<hi rend="italic">See page</hi> 416), but I do not see how you can connect me with it"—Roberts heard all that—he did not say anything—I arrested them both, and took them to Vine Street Station—I left them there and returned to the prisoner's house with Sergeant Clark—I searched the room, among other things I found twelve pawn tickets—these are ten of them, these are the two others, and they relate to the dress suit and the pearl pin—the dress suit was pawned in the name of John Hummell and the pin in the name of John Harvey, of 12, Millbank Street—I did not mention Harris's name to the prisoner—he has been convicted.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020505-name-67" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED CLARK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant.</hi>) I went with West to search the prisoner's room—I was with him when he found these pawn tickets—when the prisoner was charged at Marlborough Street on April 1st he said, "I was at Kempton on September 30th, and won £15 on a race at 2 o'clock—I got 12 to 1, and the bookmaker I can bring to prove it"—there was no racing at Keropton Park on that day.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19020505-name-68" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS JONES</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Messrs. Attenborough—a pair of links were pawned with us and two sets of studs—I recognise the prisoner—the police communicated with us—I was taken to the police station on, I think, March 26th, and identified him from among about twelve other men—he pledged these studs and links with me on October 17th—this is the duplicate pawn ticket, "Pledged by Mr. G. Harvey for Mr. Hamilton, 10, Palace Street"—he had not pawned any articles with me before—these links were first pledged by Mr. Hamilton, and taken out by him about a week before the prisoner came—Hamilton was alone when he came—the prisoner asked for the same amount on them, and said he brought them for Mr. Hamilton—I recognised the links—he did not say if he was a friend of Hamilton's—I advanced the money—I saw Hamilton here at the March Sessions, under the name of Woodley—I believe he got twelve months' imprisonment (
<hi rend="italic">See page</hi> 341) for stealing from railways.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner may have redeemed the links after Hamilton pawned them.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> When Hamilton pawned the links I gave him a ticket, and whoever redeemed them produced the ticket.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19020505-name-69" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE KLERICH</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Whistler, pawnbroker, of 4, Strand—this is a ticket issued by us referring to a gold pin pledged on October 23, for £1 by Charles Harvey of 16, Millbank Street.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19020505-name-70" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD TAYLOR</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. George Smith, of 163, Brompton Road—I produce this dress suit—it was pledged with us on October 1st for 10s. by John Hummell, of 4, Stirling Street—I issued this duplicate to the person on pledging it.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020505-name-71" type="surname" value="WEST"/>
<interp inst="t19020505-name-71" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK WEST</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) I found these two white shirts and two pairs of socks in the prisoner's room at 10, Warren Street.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19020505-name-72" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK BARRETT</persName> </hi>. I am a ship owner of Margate and Grimsby—one afternoon in November I travelled from Waterloo to Clapham Junc
<lb/>tion—I gave my kit bag in charge of a porter—when I got to Clapham Junction it was missing—its value with its contents is about £25—amongst the contents were these two shirts and two pairs of socks.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19020505-name-73" type="surname" value="SHARP"/>
<interp inst="t19020505-name-73" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT SHARP</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective C.</hi>) I served a copy of additional evidence on the prisoner on March 16th at Holloway Prison and notice of a previous conviction—he replied, "All right, I shall give it to my solicitor."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19020505-name-74" type="surname" value="WEST"/>
<interp inst="t19020505-name-74" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK WEST</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">re-examined.</hi>) I was present at the north london sessions on february 22 nd, 1900, when the prisoner was convicted of larceny from the person, and sentenced to twelve months' hard labour.</p>
<hi rend="italic">the prisoner, in his defence on oath, said that he had been private sec
<lb/>retary to a gentleman; that he first met harris in june or july last in the criterion, and thought he was in a stockbroker's office and in a good position; that one night harris was wearing the pearl pin, and he (the prisoner) said how much he admired it, and a little time afterwards, when he lent harris 25s., he gave him (the prisoner) the two pawn tickets, and that he redeemed the links and studs and pin; that harris gave him the ticket for the dress suit, as he (the prisoner) had not got one, that the shirts and socks were found at his room because harris often changed his clothes there and had left his own shirts and socks there, taking some of his (the prisoner's); that he did not know harris had had eighteen months' imprisonment for stealing a bag till about september 26th, but that harris then denied it, and that he did not know the articles were stolen.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of receiving</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">recommended to mercy by the jury, believing him to have been the dupe of harris and roberts he then</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at clerkenwell on February</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1900.
<hi rend="italic">the police stated that the prisoner was the leader and founder of the gang the jury then withdrew their recommendation to mercy
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<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">commended the police.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, may</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, and</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">wednesday, May</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1902.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COHEN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">prosecuted</hi>, and
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was alone in the bar and there were about fifteen people there in three compartments, and I had to serve them all—i knew sheekey by sight but did not see him do anything.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020505-name-79" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WATTS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">police sergeant A.</hi>) on april 3 rd I saw sheekey in the elephant and castle, great peter street—called him out and the inspector read the charge to him—he made no reply—the prisoners were put with eight other men and the prosecutor identified them both.</p>
<hi rend="italic">the prosecutor did not appear, and a telegram was received stating that he was in St. george's hospital, although present here yesterday.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony on december</hi> 19
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1899,
<hi rend="italic">at clerkenwell, and twenty-two summary convictions were proved against him
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SHEEKEY</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">prosecuted</hi>, and
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19020505-name-82" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM LYNCH</persName> </hi>. I am a furniture porter—on april 8th I was in the star and garter and saw routledge there (
<hi rend="italic">see last case</hi>)—the barman had him by the neck across the bar—i went to the barman's assistance, and routledge hit me on the head with a glass—i could not see for blood—i was trying to get out of the house, very nearly stunned, and met sheekey at the door—i do not know whether he struck me or whether I was hit at all after I was hit with the glass.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was not in the same compartment as routledge and the cripple, and could not see what happened in their compartment, but I heard him say, "i am being robbed," and went round there—i do not think there were fifteen in the compartment—no one said to rout-ledge, "don't do that, ted, as he has been here to see my brother"—there was a good deal of noise—routledge was the nearest man to the cripple—i had seen routledge before but did not know him well—i saw him a week before and he threw a glass at me—that did not increase my friendship for him—i went into the compartment to take the cripple's part—i do not think I hit routledge accidentally—i do not know whether he called out "hold him back"—i never saw sheekey in the compartment but met him as—I was going out—I had not a glass in my hand—i do not know whether sheekey got a cut on his head—i met him inside but I pushed</p>
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<p>him down outside and the blood on his head was from my head when I threw him out at the door—I said before the Magistrate, "Sheekey got his head cut when I shoved him down."</p>
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<interp inst="t19020505-name-83" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK WHALE</persName> </hi>. The evidence I gave before is correct—when I was holding Routledge over the bar Lynch came to my assistance and there was a fight between him and Routledge—I saw Lynch bleeding but did not see how it was caused—I saw Sheekey in the bar but did not see him do anything.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I saw Sheekey strike Lynch with his fist on his face.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-Examined.</hi> When the cripple was being held by Routledge I did not hear anyone say, "Don't rob him,
<hi rend="italic">Ted</hi>, he has come here to see my brother"—I did not see another man come into the compartment with Lynch, directly Lynch came in I went up stairs and blew a whistle for assistance—directly Lynch came in he went up to Routledge and caught hold of him by his shoulder and they began fighting at once—I saw him draw his hand out of the man's pocket—he did not hold out his hand to the man with the cripple and say,"See, I have got nothing"—Routledge struck first—I did not see Lynch with a glass in his hand, he went towards the door of the compartment and Sheekey met him at the door, but what happened after I went to blow the whistle I do not know.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I saw Routledge taking his hand out of the cripple's trousers' pocket in this way and bring it out like this (
<hi rend="italic">Describing the act</hi>)—Sheekey was there all the time.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020505-name-84" type="given" value="ERNEST ROCK"/>ERNEST ROCK CURLING</persName> </hi>. I am House Surgeon at Westminster Hos
<lb/>pital—on the night of April 3rd I saw Lynch there, he had four scalp wounds, two large ones which were serious and two smaller ones—one was on his forehead over his eye which blinded him for the time—he was per
<lb/>fectly sober—I found some small pieces of glass in the wounds—the prisoner also came to the hospital and was seen by my assistant who is not here.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My assistant prepared him for my inspection, but I did not see him because he left the hospital.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19020505-name-85" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WATTS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant A.</hi>) I arrested the prisoner on April 3rd about 10.30 at the Elephant and Castle, with Messenger—there were several others there—I called him outside and said, "Sheekey. I am going to take you into custody for wounding a man named Lynch"—he said, "Well, what I can say about it is he has put it on me, look here," pointing to blood on his trousers—Lynch said, "Why that is the blood when you fell on me."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Sheekey had got his head bandaged—he said that he had been to Westminster Hospital—he was still wearing the bandages on the remand.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, stated upon oath that he was in the middle compartment till Routledge halloaed out for help, and could not see what went on; that he ran round and stood at the door and saw two or three men holding Routledge, Lynch being one; that he caught hold of him by the arm and tried to pull him away, and got hit on the head with a glass, but saw no one with a glass in his hand; that he did not hit Lynch on his head; that he went out and fell and went to the hospital, and was</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">afterwards arrested, and was then three weeks in the infirmary.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CALMONT HILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19020505-name-89" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE GIBBS</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer of Whitechapel—on April 13th, about 11.30 p.m., I was in the middle of the road, and three men came up behind me—one took hold of my arm and held me and the other two, the prisoners, rifled my pockets and took 4s. and a bed ticket—I asked them for the ticket and they gave it back to me—a detective said, "Have those men been robbing you?"—I said, "Yes"—the prisoners were detained opposite the London Hospital—he brought them to me and I identified them, and they were taken to the station—I had lost sight of them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Higgins.</hi> I did not say that I could not recognise you—the ticket was No. 195—I remained with one detective who left me with a friend of his, and another detective brought you to me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Johnson.</hi> I am sure you are one of the men who rifled my pockets—I was sober—you walked away on the opposite side to me and I lost sight of you.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I had an opportunity of seeing them when they gave me the ticket back.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020505-name-90" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BROGDEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant X.</hi>) On the morning of April 13th I was in Whitechapel Road, and saw the prisoners outside a place called Wonderland with another man not here—Gibbs passed them, and the three followed him, and the other man put his arms round his neck and the two prisoners rifled his pockets, one on each side of him—I seized Johnson about two minutes afterwards and another officer seized the other—I said to Johnson, "I am going to take you in custody for robbing that man"—he said, "I know nothing about it," and simulated drunkenness—Gibbs went with me—I never lost sight of them—I found 3s. on Johnson.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Higgins.</hi> You crossed the road—I did not arrest you on the London Hospital side—the robbery took place at the corner of Mount Street—I waited two minutes for the detective to return—I wanted to be certain where the prosecutor would be—I did not ask the detective what was the matter, I knew that—immediately you were arrested you tried to hit the gentleman on his head with a large beer bottle, but he got it and threw it into the road.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Johnson.</hi> A private individual stopped with the prosecutor—he was asked to come to the Court, but he said he did not want to have anything to do with It—I found a florin on you.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19020505-name-91" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19020505-name-91" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19020505-name-91" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY DESSANT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective H.</hi>) I was with Gibbs, and saw the two prisoners and another man—I followed them—the prisoners stood outside the Wonderland, and the prosecutor passed them—they followed him to the corner of Mount Street—the third man held him, and the prisoners searched his pockets—I took Higgins in custody—he became very violent, and pulled a bottle out of his jacket pocket and raised it to his head—I took it from him—I found on him £1 in gold, some silver</p>
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<p>and 6d.—he said nothing—the prosecutor's coat sleeve was torn out—he appeared very much upset—he might have been drinking, but he appeared to be ill—he had no hesitation in identifying them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Higgins.</hi> I took you at the corner of East Mount Street, where the prosecutor was waiting for me with a private individual—I did not take you to Vallance Road—Sergeant Rotherham did not say, "What is the matter?"—the third man was much younger than you—I did not say, "What have you done?" you did not give me time—you were carrying the bottle in your pocket—the Magistrate asked Gibbs which of you gave him the ticket, and I think he said it was you—he had it in his hand when I went up—I may have lost sight of you for a few seconds, but the sergeant was following you.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Johnson.</hi> It was 12.30 when I first saw you, and about 12.45, when the robbery took place.—Gibbs had the ticket in his hand, and said, "This is all they have left me—you hurried away to the urinal and were arrested together—I told a private individual to assist Gibbs because he seemed very ill—if we had taken you before we should have stood a chance of losing the prosecutor—I was not in Gibbs' company—I followed you because I suspected you.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19020505-name-92" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19020505-name-92" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19020505-name-92" type="surname" value="RYAN"/>
<interp inst="t19020505-name-92" type="given" value="MICHAEL"/>MICHAEL RYAN</persName> </hi>. I am a bootmaker of 116, Old Montague Street, White-chapel—on Saturday, April 13th, at ten o'clock, I saw Higgins at the Weavers' Arms—we went upstairs where the
<hi rend="italic">lead</hi> was held, and he put 2s. in the plate—we came out and went to Whitechapel Road to a public-house next door to the Victoria Home, and had half a quartern of rum between us—I asked him for some of his money, to mind it, but he said, "I am all right"—I left him talking to a soldier at 11.30.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am his stepfather.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19020505-name-93" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19020505-name-93" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19020505-name-93" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD EASTBROOK</persName> </hi>. I was in Whitechapel Road on this night at 12.15, but no one spoke to me or asked me any questions.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Huggins' Defence.</hi> I saw the prosecutor fall, and heard a man halloa out, "I have been robbed. "I saw Johnson taken, and said, "You have made a mistake."I was arrested within 30 yards of my own door. I swear that I know nothing of the robbery.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Johnson's Defence.</hi> I gave two men a drink out of my bottle and heard something fall, and was taken to the station. If they never lost sight of us, why did not they take us on the spot and not go yards away? This is a false charge.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">They then</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to previous convictions.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HIGGINS</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">at this Court on November</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1897,
<hi rend="italic">when he was sentenced to three years' penal servitude, and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHNSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">at Clerkenwell on February</hi> 18
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1895.
<hi rend="italic">Four other convictions were proved against</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HIGGINS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and five against</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHNSON HIGGINS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHNSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="italic">See page</hi> 428.
<hi rend="italic">vol.</hi> 135.)</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19020505-name-97" type="given" value="THOS"/>THOS. THEOBALD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>). I am stationed at Southend—I was on duty there in the High Street on March 11th about 11 a.m., and saw the prisoner Mayo was driving a light chesnut pony—Jones and a man named Cox were in the trap going towards the Old Town from London—I next saw Jones on April 19th in High Street, Chelmsford, and charged him with being concerned with Cox and others in stealing a pony and trap, the property of Mr. Dawson, on March 10th—he said, "I don't know anything about it, but I ought to be locked up for being in their company"—on April 17th I saw Mayo with twelve other men at Clerkenwell Police Court, and identified him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Jones.</hi> I did not say to you at Chelmsford, "You will get off as well as Harris did. "</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19020505-name-98" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19020505-name-98" type="given" value="GEORGE ERNEST"/>GEORGE ERNEST PHILLIBRON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Essex Constabulary</hi>). I am stationed at Prittlewell—on March 12th, between 6 and 7 o'clock, I was in Prittlewell Broadway, and saw the prisoners with Cox and Harris standing round a light chesnut pony with harness on, opposite the Blue Boar public-house—there was no trap—Harris rode away on the pony—I followed to the Railway Tavern and saw the same pony in the stable—I examined it and locked it up—immediately afterwards I saw Cox and Harris and the two prisoners in East Street—I said to Harris, "I believe you stabled a chestnut pony this evening at the Railway Tavern"—he said, "Yes, I did, and a good thing too"—I said, "Whose pony is it?"—he said, "I don't know."—I said to Cox, "Does this pony belong to you?"—he said, "No"—I said, "You were driving it this morning"—he said, "What has that to do with you?"—I said to Jones, "The pony must belong to you"—he said, "Yes, it is mine, I bought it and paid for it"—I said, "Where?"—he said, "Up the road"—I said, "Have you a receipt?"—he said, "No"—I said, "I am not satisfied, I shall detain the pony and harness on suspicion of being stolen."—I next saw Mayo at Islington police station and picked him out from a number of men—I have no doubt he is the man—I went to 49, Francis Terrace, which was represented to me as being their lodging, but did not find them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Jones.</hi> On March 12th I called you out of the Blue Boar—you said, "Are you satisfied I was not there?"—I said, "Yes," but that referred to another case about which I was making inquiries, and not with regard to the pony and trap.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19020505-name-99" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19020505-name-99" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19020505-name-99" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SUTTON</persName> </hi>. I am barman at the Railway Hotel, Prittlewell—on March 11th, about 8 p.m., Jones came into the bar and asked if I could put a pony up for the night—I went out, it was a bright chesnut pony fresh clipped—he put it up in the name of
<hi rend="italic">Clapper</hi> Harris—I knew Harris by that name—he said, that he would be round by 7 a.m. but I did not see him again till he was at Islington police station, where I identified him—I have no doubt about him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Jones.</hi> I do not know who took the pony to the stable.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Mayo.</hi> I think I saw you there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19020505-name-100" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19020505-name-100" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19020505-name-100" type="surname" value="DAWSON"/>
<interp inst="t19020505-name-100" type="given" value="JAMES EDWARD"/>JAMES EDWARD DAWSON</persName> </hi>. I am a butcher of Essex Road, Islington—on March 10th, at 6.30 p.m., I had a pony and cart and harness, value</p>
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<p>£21 10s., safe at 36, Rydal Mews, and missed them at 12.30, when the police came and informed me—I have seen them since at Southend—I value them at £21 10s.—Mayo used to stable a horse in the same mews, and he once came to my stable to borrow a whip.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Mayo.</hi> On March 12th I went to your house with a detective, and spoke about buying a horse—I wanted to know where you were—I told your wife that I wanted you to buy a horse for me, that was my excuse—I saw you afterwards and said that I would give you 50s. if you would give me information where they were, and I gave you a drink—the next time I saw you was six weeks afterwards.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> That conversation was on the Friday following my loss on the Monday—I thought he was likely to know something about it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. When I said I would give him 50s. for information he said that if I went there on the Sunday night he would let me know, but I did not go—he did not say he would come to my place.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19020505-name-101" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19020505-name-101" type="surname" value="WALTERS"/>
<interp inst="t19020505-name-101" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES WALTERS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant N.</hi>) On April 9th, about 5.30 p.m., I saw Jones at Chelmsford police station and told him I was going to take him for being concerned with Cox and others in stealing a pony and cart from Rydal Mews on March 10th—he made no answer—I said, "Do you understand?"—he said, "Yes, I understand"—on the way to the station he said, "How did Cox get on?"—I said, "He had seven years at the Old Bailey yesterday, and when he was sentenced he said that you
<hi rend="italic">Raffy</hi> Jones went down the mews and stole the pony and brought it down to him at Stratford, and afterwards went to Southend with it"—he said, "He will say anything to get out of it, I have never been in trouble before, do what you can for me, I should not have been with them if I had not been drunk"—I took him to Islington station—on the night of April 16th I arrested Mayo at 14, Wellington Place, Clerkenwell—I said, "I want you to come to the station"—he said, "What for?"—I said, "You will, if detained, be charged with Cox and others in custody with stealing a pony and cart, and harness from 36, Rydal Mews, on March 10th"—he said, "I can prove where I was at that time"—I said, "The prisoner Cox stated that
<hi rend="italic">Raffy</hi> Jones took the horse and brought it to him at Stratford, and then went to Southend together"—he said, "I have never been to South-end in my life, let me go round and call my father and mother"—he was taken to the station and next morning placed with nine more and identified by Phillibron, Round, and Theobald—Jones was also identified—Mayo was afterwards charged and said, "All right, sir"—in the cell afterwards—he said he wished to see me—I went to him—he said, "If you will get me out I will take you to the man who stole it, I know all about it, I do not know his name, but they call him
<hi rend="italic">Shrimp.</hi>"</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Mayo.</hi> I did not say to you in the cell, "You know all about it, why don't you tell, you often got a bit of gold
<hi rend="italic">off</hi> me"—you said if I could get you out you could tell me a lot of things about stolen horses—I wrote this note of what you said at the time, and the inspector was at my side.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Evidence for Jones.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19020505-name-102" type="given" value="REUBEN"/>REUBEN HARRIS</persName> </hi>. I was indicted for stealing the horse and trap—I saw Jones at the Blue Boar, Prittlewell, on the Wednesday after it was stolen—about 11 a.m., me, Jones, a stranger, and Cox rode down the street—Jones got out against the Great Eastern Station at Southend, me and Cox and the stranger rode as far as the London Hotel, Jones came and asked us and we had a drink at the hotel, and in the afternoon I saw Jones at Prittlewell driving a knife-grinding barrow—I got up, and we drove back to the Blue Boar at Prettlewell, where we met Cox, who asked me to take the pony and put it up—Cox went away with the pony with some old man and brought it back with the harness—I am speaking of Dawson's horse and cart that were taken from Wilmington—I first saw them outside the Blue Boar—I knew Cox by seeing him three years ago, and Jones, but not the other man—Cox had got the trap—we drove it and asked a butcher whether he would buy it—I have been acquitted of stealing it—I do not know who stole it—I did not know it was stolen—I am innocent—I was tried with Cox—I did not ask about the pony—Cox used to go out on Sundays with winkles and oranges—he had a horse and trap—he had no stable—I put the pony up, and came back, that is all I know.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Jones received a good character.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for Mayo.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19020505-name-103" type="given" value="SUSANNAH"/>SUSANNAH GRIFFITHS</persName> </hi>. I live at 14, Wilmington Street, Margaret Street, Clerkenwell—Mayo is no relation—he lodges on the top floor with his wife—he lodged there in March—I was sitting up for my daughter, and let him in on April 10th—I remember a gentleman coming for him while he was in bed to arrest him—it was some weeks before that—I remember the 10th because I went to a benefit on Saturday night the 8th—I let him in at 10.50 p.m. on 10th, and saw no more of him till the next morning at 9.30—my daughter came in directly after him—the next morning as he was going down stairs he asked the time, I told him just 9.30—he was very late on the 11th, and came home at twelve o'clock—on the Wednesday morning my husband had to wake him at five o'clock, but he did not get up, and he went out at 7.30—he returned about 8 or 8.15 p.m.—my room is near the door, I cannot help seeing them come in and out—on the Thursday I was at work at a laundry—they send for me when they want me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I occupy the parlour—I am the landlady's deputy, having been the longest tenant.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020505-name-104" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES WHITMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a packing-case dealer of 442, Church Street, Clapham Road—Mayo was over at my place once or twice in March—he sold a horse for me in March—he sold two horses for me—I cannot remember the dates—he was straightforward, and brought me the money—I have known him about two years—I have never known him charged with theft.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020505-name-105" type="given" value="ROSINA"/>ROSINA MAYO</persName> </hi>. I am Mayo's mother—I live at 41, Roswell Street, Clerkenwell—he came to my shop on Wednesday, March 12th, and asked me for a penny to buy tobacco—he was only there a few minutes—I re
<lb/>member it, because I asked him if he remembered the 11th was his Uncle
<hi rend="italic">Bill's</hi> birthday—I was examined before the Magistrate.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020505-name-106" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MOORE</persName> </hi>. I am a fishmonger of 86, Cleveland Street, Fitzroy Square—Mayo spoke to me on a Wednesday in St. Martin's Lane—I remember a trotting horse being sold at Aldridge's, but not the date.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The sales at Aldridge's are on Wednesdays and Satur
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<interp inst="t19020505-name-107" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES TRIG</persName> </hi>. I am a seller at Covent Garden—I saw Mayo about 11.30 on a Wednesday at St. Martin's Lane—Lewis's trotting horse was sold on a Wednesday—I saw him that morning—the horse was in the catalogue—I saw him later in the day—I see him at every sale on Tuesdays or Wednesdays.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020505-name-108" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN COOPER</persName> </hi>. I am a general dealer, of 10, John's Mews, Lisson Grove,—I attend Aldridge's sales on Saturdays, and mostly on Wednesdays to buy—Lewis's trotting horse was sold on a Wednesday—I have seen Mayo there most Wednesdays—I believe the trotting horse was sold in March—Mayo takes the horse home to the person who buys.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020505-name-109" type="given" value="REUBEN"/>REUBEN HARRIS</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Mayo is not the man who was riding with us at Southend—I have never seen him before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Jones, in his defence, said that he was at Aldridge's sale on Wednesday, March 12th, when Lewis's trotting horse was sold, and that he was innocent of stealing the pony and cart, and had never been to Southend.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ARMSTRONG</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19020505-name-111" type="given" value="POLLIE"/>POLLIE STYLES</persName> </hi>. I am manageress for
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<lb/>tioner, at 94, Huntley Street, Tottenham Court Road—about a fortnight before Easter I supplied the prisoner with goods to the extent of 5s. 9d.—I sent in a bill—he wanted an account—on March 25th he brought a cheque for £25—I could not change it—it was written on paper—he took it away and said he would get it cashed at his club, that he had just received it from his uncle, and that it was perfectly safe—on Saturday, April 19th, he brought this other cheque for £13 10s., written on paper [
<hi rend="italic">on the Bedford Branch of the London and County Banking Company, Limited, for</hi>£13 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">payable to"D. Watson, Esq.," signed "Andrew R. Lawson," crossed "London and South Western Bank, Finsbury Branch," and marked "No Account"</hi>]—I went into my parlour to cash it, but found Mr. Musson had taken my cash away—I told the prisoner I could not change it, but that I would keep the cheque and pass it through my bank—he became excited, and said he would make me pay for this—he went away after we had fetched a policeman—I sent the cheque to Mr. Musson, 104. Stroud Green Road, to pass it through his bank.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You asked me for £5 or £6 on account, and I told you I could not—I had not got it—I told you I would give you a receipt, but you would not wait for it—you said you would call on the Monday morning afterwards—you called about 8.30 or 8.40, and asked me to stop the cheque as you had seen the man who said he had no account, and that you had come to pay the 5s. 9d., and would I return the cheque—I said I could not do so as Mr. Musson had it—you wrote to me on the Thursday, April 24th,</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> On the Monday morning he said he got the cheque from a friend, not from his uncle, and said, "Do not pass it through the Bank as I have stopped it."</p>
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<interp inst="t19020505-name-112" type="given" value="BERNARD"/>BERNARD BARTON</persName> </hi>. I am sub-manager of the London and County Bank, Bedford Branch—"Andrew R. Lawson," the signature on this cheque, is not a customer—he has never been so—the cheque was returned marked, "No account"—I know nothing of the prisoner—we received no letter from him to stop it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I do not know "R. Lawson."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer</hi>). I arrested the prisoner on April 25th—I showed him this letter, and asked him if it was his writing, and if it was the letter he sent to Mr. Morgan, a customer with whom he had been dealing—he said, "That is my handwriting."</p>
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<interp inst="t19020505-name-114" type="given" value="ADOLPHE"/>ADOLPHE VANDENHAUTE</persName> </hi>. I am a baker, of 32, Charlotte Street, Fitzroy Square—I had known the prisoner several months before he left this cheque on February 11th—he asked if I could oblige him by cashing it (
<hi rend="italic">Dated February</hi> 17th, 1902,
<hi rend="italic">on the National Bank, Limited</hi>, 13,
<hi rend="italic">Old Broad Street.</hi> "Pay Guy Watson, Esquire, or bearer, £6 10s. 6d., Andrew W. Lawson,"
<hi rend="italic">and returned by the London and County Bank, Limited, Tottenham Court Branch, as post-dated, and marked "Please say on what account drawn."</hi>)—I asked him-if he knew the party he got it from—he said, "Yes," and I cashed it—I took it to my bank and it was returned on the Saturday in the same week—I saw him every day—on the Tuesday I told him that the cheque had been returned post-dated, and marked "On what account drawn," and that we must find the drawer—I did not then suspect the cheque—he seemed quite surprised, and said he would look for the man—I asked him how he came by it, and he said he had it through a betting affair connected with boxing—I said, "I shall want my cash"—he spoke about his mother, and said if he could find his uncle in the City he would get some money, and he said a lot of things—I next saw him at the police-court.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You did not tell me to come to you if anything was wrong, or I would not have cashed it—you gave me your address, 25, Charlotte Street—we went to a public-house together—I took the cheque to Scotland Yard, and they did the rest—as soon as you knew the cheque was wrong I could not get to see you—I think you called at the shop—I saw you one evening and said if the cheque was wrong I would go to the police about it, and you answered, "Do not go to the police, because I am looking for a situation, the people will think I have something to do with the police, and I am sure to lose the job"—you said that your mother was in Cannes or Paris, and you did not know her address—25, Charlotte Street, is a lodging house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He said "Lawson may be dead, I cannot find him"—he said he used to see him in a public-house frequently.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19020505-name-115" type="given" value="AMY"/>AMY FLINT</persName> </hi>. I have been lodging at 25, Charlotte Street since my friend</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, said that he did not write the cheques, that everybody knew his name and address, that he did not run away, and he had been rewarded for helping the police, and that he could not forge the cheque if the drawer was not in existence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at Clerkenwell on September</hi> 21
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1897,
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<interp inst="t19020505-name-120" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES WOODS</persName> </hi> (231 City). On April 14th, about 3 p.m., I was called to Messrs. Attenborough's and took the prisoner into custody—I took this dagger from his right hand—the prosecutor was bleeding from the left cheek—I took him to the station—he was charged through an inter
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<interp inst="t19020505-name-121" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SCOTT</persName> </hi>. I am the doctor at Holloway Prison—I have had the prisoner under my observation, and since April 15th he has been in a.' restless, excitable condition the greater part of the time laughing, shouting, or emotional and could not be made to conform to the rules—I could not get him to talk in language I could understand sufficiently to judge of illusions but his conduct was that of insanity rather than shamming.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19020505-371-offence-1 t19020505-name-124"/>Nellie Smart</persName>, a girl above thirteen and under sixteen.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19020505-371-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-371-19020505 t19020505-371-punishment-19"/>Twelve months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE JONES</hi> (28)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19020505-372-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing a pair of field glasses, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19020505-372-offence-1 t19020505-name-126"/>Lawrence Tubbs</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner stated in the hearing of the Jury that he was guilty.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19020505-372-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A previous conviction was proved against him.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-372-19020505 t19020505-372-punishment-20"/>Six months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, May</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">th, and</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Wed
<lb/>nesday, May</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1902.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before J. A. Rentoul, Esq., K.C., LL.D.</hi> </p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-374-19020505 t19020505-374-punishment-21"/>Three months' and Nine months' hard labour</rs> </hi>, to run concurrently</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-374-19020505 t19020505-374-punishment-22"/>Six months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-375-19020505 t19020505-375-punishment-23"/>Twelve months' hard labour</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19020505-377-offence-1 t19020505-name-138"/>Charles Rapp</persName>, his master, having been convicted of felony at West Ham on February 24th, 1900</rs>
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<interp inst="t19020505-377-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">One month's hard labour</hi> </rs>; and</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t19020505-378-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/>, to stealing a piece of lead piping and a brass union affixed to a building belonging to
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve months' hard labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. A. E. GILL</hi> and
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRAHAM CAMPBELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi> 25 X.) On the night of March 8th I was oft duty in Church Road, Acton, in plain clothes—I saw the prisoner</p>
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<p>with his brother John and a person named Bangle—John picked up a piece of pork from a butcher's shop and handed it to Patrick, who gave it to Bangle, who put it under his coat—I spoke to Constable Barber and we crossed the road—I arrested John and another constable arrested Bangle—Patrick walked away, then rushed through the crowd and struck Constables Dixon and Cully who were assisting me to take John to the station—I directed Dixon to arrest the prisoner because he was concerned with the other men—Dixon seized the prisoner, but the crowd interfered, and he was forced away—I saw Brown 329 X, cross the road towards the prisoner, who made towards him—I saw Brown fall, and Dixon re
<lb/>arrested the prisoner, and Mills, who is employed by the tram company, was taken to the station—a few minutes later I saw Brown at the station with his leg broken—the three men were brought before Mr. Lane and Mr. Bros, and John Kelly and Bangle were dealt with—the prisoner was not drunk, but he had had a glass.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">X</hi>) I heard a police whistle—I saw Richards with John Kelly in custody—I assisted to take him to the station—in the High Street Patrick rushed into the crowd and struck out right and left—he struck me on the head, and I lost my helmet and whistle—Richards told me the prisoner was wanted for being concerned in stealing pork, for which John had been arrested—I arrested Patrick, but the crowd forced him away from me—I next saw him a little further down the street in Brown's custody—I went towards him to re-arrest him, but he rushed towards me and took a running kick at Brown, who fell—a tram man went with me to re-arrest him—as I closed with him he kicked the tram man twice—with assistance we got him to the station—he was very violent all the way—he might have had a glass, but he was sober.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020505-name-145" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE CULL</persName> </hi> (400
<hi rend="italic">X.</hi>) I assisted Richards and Dixon to take John Kelly to the station—I noticed Brown go towards the prisoner to arrest him—the prisoner ran towards Brown and kicked him, and Brown fell—Brown said, "He has broken my leg"—he made an attempt to get up, but fell again—the prisoner was sober, he may have had a glass—I had seen him a few minutes previously to the stealing—he seemed sober.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">X</hi>) On the night of March 8th I was on duty in Church Road, Acton—I heard police whistles and went in that direction—I saw Richards with John Kelly in custody, surrounded by a crowd, and Patrick Kelly walking away—he afterwards came into the crowd again from behind and struck at the constable and the sergeant, who were taking John to the station—he said, "Go it, Johnnie, they can't take you"—then he turned to me and said, "You f----g bastard, I will kill you stone dead. "and made a run at me, and kicked me on the right
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<interp inst="t19020505-name-147" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL JOLLY</persName> </hi>. I am a registered medical practitioner on the staff of the Acton Cottage Hospital—Brown was brought there on March 9th suffering from a fractured leg about 4 or 5 in above the ankle—it was</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the magistrate</hi>:—"I know nothing about it. I was very drunk."
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<hi rend="italic">repeated his evidence and added</hi>':—As Mills came to my assistance I caught hold of the prisoner who deliberately kicked Mills on the left side and caused Mills to double down, when Kelly again kicked him on the left shoulder—I assisted to get the prisoner to the station.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Six other convictions were proved against him.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GODWIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by O'Brien.</hi> My clothes were wet—I did not blame a gentleman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Topping.</hi> I have not made a mistake.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020505-name-156" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WOOD</persName> </hi>. I am a coach painter, of 173, Rochester Place, Kentish</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by O'Brien.</hi> The two men were about ten yards from the trough—the woman was then getting out of the trough, the light shone on her.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020505-name-157" type="given" value="MARK"/>MARK PINNICK</persName> </hi> (481
<hi rend="italic">Y.</hi>) I was on duty in the Junction Road on April 18th about 1.10 a.m.—I heard a scream, "Police!" "Help!"—I saw Eastmead standing on the footway at the corner of Wadham Crescent, the water was running from her clothing over the pavement, and she appeared exhausted—from information I received I followed the prisoners into a common lodging-house—they were walking fast—when the woman gave me information they were not in sight—she gave me their description and the direction they went in—there was not a soul about then—in the lodging house I told the prisoners I should arrest them, and take them to the police-station for identification, for stealing a purse from Sarah Eastmead, and afterwards throwing her into a cattle trough at Wadham Crescent in the Junction Road—they both denied it—shortly before arriving at the police-station O'Brien admitted being there, but said he knew nothing about it—Eastmead identified them without difficulty.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The prosecutrix was not intoxicated, she might have had a glass—she was excited—I believe the prisoners saw me before they reached the lodging-house as they turned into a mews—I found nothing on them—they had been drinking.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners' statement before the Magistrate:—O'Brien says</hi>, "I am innocent of what the lady
<hi rend="italic">says. "Topping says</hi>, "I can prove where we were at 12.40 a.m.; we were walking home, coming along the road quickly."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners, in their defence, repeated their statements, O'Brien adding that on seeing the prosecutrix she had accused another man of the assault.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEYCESTER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RANDOLPH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for the Foglios, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SYMMONS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GANZ</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for Chapo. The evidence was interpreted to the prisoners.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">E.</hi>) I was in uniform on duty on Sunday, April 13th about 11 p.m., in Warner Street, Clerkenwell, near Hatton Garden and the Italian Colony—Rumsey was a distance away—I saw a drunken man lying in the roadway—I tried to get him on his legs—as I stooped to assist him I was pushed in the back and fell on to the man—when I got up I saw a large number of Italians pushing one another about and shouting on the pavement—I saw Aleggo in the crowd—Rumsey came to my assist
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RANDOLPH</hi>. The crowd increased to about 200, mostly Italians.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">G.</hi>) About 11 p.m., on April 13th, I was in Warner Street with Holden attending to a tipsy man—Holden was pushed over him—some people, chiefly Italians, got round and behaved in a dis
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RANDOLPH</hi>. I did not draw my truncheon—I saw one drawn.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">E.</hi>) I was on duty in uniform, and I heard a police whistle—I saw Holden and Rumsey struggling with Aleggo and Vincenzo strike Holden twice behind his left ear while I was pushing through the crowd—he turned back in the crowd—I went after him, and then to the</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RANDOLPH</hi>. I had to use my truncheon to get through the crowd.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have been in the force 10 1/2 years—in this division—it is a rare thing to draw the truncheon—the prisoners were very violent and the crowd disorderly.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020505-name-166" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED POLLARD</persName> </hi>. I am a book binder, of 19, Eastern Street, Rosebery Avenue—I was in Eyre Street a little past 11 p.m. on April 13th—I heard a police whistle—I saw a crowd of about 200, chiefly foreigners—I saw a constable on the ground and his finger in Aleggo's mouth.—I knocked Aleggo's arm away and he released the constable's hand—he was very violent, three constables were trying to hold him—afterwards in Eyre Street I saw the other two prisoners—I saw Chapo strike a policeman and rush back in the crowd once or twice—I received blows, one on the side of my face, and one which made a tooth very loose, and I was struck on my back several times—more constables came up—Chapo was arrested and taken through Eyre Street—I assisted to take Aleggo to the station—I saw Vincenzo tear in and out of the crowd and strike the police.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RANDOLPH</hi>. All was excitement.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SYMMONS</hi>. The prisoners were strangers to me—I am not mistaken, I saw them.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020505-name-167" type="given" value="HERBERT"/>HERBERT SHUTTLEWORTH</persName> </hi> (175
<hi rend="italic">E.</hi>) I was in Rosebery Avenue on April 13th, about 11 p.m., in plain clothes—I heard a police whistle—I ran to Warner Street—I saw Holden and Rumsey with Aleggo in custody—I saw Vincenzo strike Holden on the left side of his head and rush back into the crowd—I tried to get through the crowd to assist the constables—Vincenzo came through the crowd and struck a constable—Smith arrested him—on the way to the station Chapo kicked me on my right side—he shouted, "Get out you f----g English bastard"—Aleggo kicked me on my back and side several times—he was taken into custody by me and No. 292—I received several other blows—the crowd was very disorderly and rough.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020505-name-168" type="given" value="WM"/>WM. SMITH</persName> </hi> (290
<hi rend="italic">E.</hi>) I was in Gray's Inn Road on April 13th about 11.15 p.m.—I saw a crowd round Rumsey and Holden, who had Aleggo in custody—other officers had Vincenzo in custody—I saw Chapo about a quarter of an hour after I arrived—I saw him kick Shuttleworth several times in the back—Shuttleworth arrested him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SYMMONS</hi>. The kicks were very violent.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19020505-name-169" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19020505-name-169" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19020505-name-169" type="surname" value="CURA"/>
<interp inst="t19020505-name-169" type="given" value="FRANCESCO"/>FRANCESCO CURA</persName> </hi>. I live at 26, Great Bath Street, Clerkenwell—on April 13th I was at the police station—I speak Italian and English—I heard the prisoners' replies in Italian to the charge—Aleggo said, "I was on my way home when I was pushed by a person unknown close to the policeman; the policeman turned round and charged me, I
<hi rend="italic">done</hi> nothing. "Vincenzo said, "I was coming home, I saw a crowd, I ran to see what was the matter in the mob, a lot of policemen went and charged me, I have done nothing."</p>
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<p>Chapo said, "I was in Spaglioli's, a shoemaker's shop, playing at cards; I heard a noise, I came out through Warner Street to go to Clerkenwell, Mount Pleasant, I saw a mob; I was with Dominico Cura, son of Veechi Cura, who was with me while I went up; while I was crossing a policeman caught hold of me; he said 'You have to come,' I
<hi rend="italic">come</hi> without any further asking"—I translated statements afterwards to the best of my recollection.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020505-name-170" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WELCH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector E.</hi>) I was on duty at the police station. Gray's Inn Road, on Sunday night, April 13th, when the prisoners were brought in and charged—they were searched—nothing was found on them—I do not know them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners, in their defence, repeated on oath their statements at the station.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for Chapo.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19020505-name-171" type="given" value="HERNY"/>HERNY COURTASI</persName> </hi>. I am a hat block maker, of 12, Little Saffron Hill—I saw the whole affair from beginning to end, but I did not see Chapo strike or kick or offer violence to anybody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Chapo was not in the fight—he asked me what was up—I did not see a policeman on the ground, I saw one being pushed about.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19020505-name-172" type="given" value="MICHAEL"/>MICHAEL GIULOTTI</persName> </hi>. I live at 4, Mount Pleasant—I saw Shuttleworth being pushed about, but not by Dal Chapo.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not know Dal Chapo before—the first time I saw him was when he was arrested.
<hi rend="italic">Dal Chapo received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">VINCENZO FOGLIO</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALEGGO FOGLIO</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t19020505-382-verdict-3" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19020505-382-verdict-3" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>Guilty on ull counts.</rs>
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<interp inst="t19020505-382-punishment-29" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19020505-382-punishment-29" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-382-19020505 t19020505-382-punishment-29"/>Twelve months hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. EVANS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19020505-name-176" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19020505-name-176" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19020505-name-176" type="surname" value="GARNETT"/>
<interp inst="t19020505-name-176" type="given" value="FRED"/>FRED GARNETT</persName> </hi> (197
<hi rend="italic">K.</hi>) On April 19th, about 10.10 p.m., I was off duty, standing at my street door, 7, Souter Street, Limehouse, and heard a noise proceeding from Dodd Street, 15 yards away.—I went there and saw Sullivan strike Manley on his mouth with his right fist, and put his hand under Manley's coat—I ran towards them, and they ran away—I caught Sullivan—Smith got away, but I arrested him two hours later on at the Eastern Hotel—I searched them, and found 1s, 6d. silver and 11 1/2 d. bronze on Sullivan, and 1s. 0 1/2 d. on Smith—they made no reply to the charge—I have made enquiries about Manley, but he has not been seen since.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Smith.</hi> I swear you were with Sullivan.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for Smith.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19020505-name-177" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19020505-name-177" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19020505-name-177" type="surname" value="MADDEN"/>
<interp inst="t19020505-name-177" type="given" value="MICHAEL"/>MICHAEL MADDEN</persName> </hi>. I know Smith—he was in my company all the evening up to the time he was arrested.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We were drinking in the bar at the Eastern Hotel from 8 till 12 p.m.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19020505-name-178" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19020505-name-178" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19020505-name-178" type="surname" value="THOMAS"/>
<interp inst="t19020505-name-178" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER THOMAS</persName> </hi>. I know Smith—I met him on April 19th at 9.30 p.m.</p>
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<p>in the Eastern Hotel, and he was in my company up to the time he was arrested.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I know it was 9.30 p.m., because we knocked off work on account of the rain.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19020505-name-179" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19020505-name-179" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19020505-name-179" type="surname" value="GARNETT"/>
<interp inst="t19020505-name-179" type="given" value="FRED"/>FRED GARNETT</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Smith got away out of sight, and I arrested him two hours later—I did not lose sight of Sullivan—Smith was leading by about 4 yards—I am sure of Smith, as I have known him for several years, and when I arrested him in the public-house the last two witnesses were not there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t19020505-383-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19020505-383-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="lesserOffence"/>Guilty of assault and attempted robbery.</rs> They then</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to previous convictions</hi>,
<hi rend="largeCaps">SULLIVAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">at the Thames Police Court, on December</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1901,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SMITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">on December</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1901.
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<hi rend="italic">Six month' hard labour each.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES DOUGLAS</hi> (35)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19020505-name-182" type="surname" value="EVANS"/>
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<interp inst="t19020505-name-183" type="surname" value="FOSTER"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19020505-384-offence-1 t19020505-name-183"/>Henry Foster</persName>, 25s., by false pretences with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HENDERSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19020505-name-184" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19020505-name-184" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19020505-name-184" type="given" value="SIDNEY HERBERT"/>SIDNEY HERBERT EVANS</persName> </hi>. I am a hosier of Station Parade, Hampstead. On March 14th the prisoner called and asked me for some circulars that I had issued for business purposes, as he said he wished to get up a descrip
<lb/>tive article to put in the
<hi rend="italic">St. James' Review</hi>, which had a circulation of 2,000 in the district. He brought a proof of the article next day and read it to me, and I approved of it. He then said it was usual to take 100 copies of the
<hi rend="italic">Review</hi> on approval of the article, and I gave him a signed order for 100 copies; he asked me for half the cost, £1 5s., which I also gave him, believing his statements to be true. The order was to include the article on my business at 6d. per copy. The address which he gave of the paper was 406, Mansion House Chambers, E.G. Having heard nothing more of the prisoner up to the April 7th, I wrote to St. James' Press, Mansion House Chambers, and the letter was returned through the post marked "Gone away."On April 7th I went to that address and was told that the prisoner had left there about the middle of March, and that letters coming there for him were forwarded to Wood Green. I then went to his house at 3, Granville Gardens, Wood Green, the prisoner opened the door and I said, "You are Mr. Charles Douglas. "He said, "No, he is not in, I am Mr. George Douglas. "He admitted that he had been in Hampstead on March 14th, and I again taxed him with being Charles Douglas and as having received money from me for the
<hi rend="italic">St. James' Review</hi>, but he still denied his identity. At the time I gave the order he said nothing about my not receiving them until he had obtained 2,000' subscribers. He promised to deliver them the first week in April.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I consider I was misled in the first place by the papers not being delivered to date, and in the next place that there is no paper called the
<hi rend="italic">St. James' Review</hi>—you did not say anything about a special number—the specimen you showed me had the word "Monthly"on the cover, and if I had not seen it I should not have</p>
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<p>given you the order—I took it to be a monthly publication—I did not look inside the book.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> There was no printing or publishing business of any kind being carried on at 406, Mansion House Chambers—this is the receipt he gave me: "Editorial Office, St. James' Press, Mansion House Chambers, in account with Sidney Herbert and Co., for 100 copies of
<hi rend="italic">St. James' Review</hi> to include article and half-tone block of premises, £2 10s., By payment on account, £1 5s., Charles Douglas. "</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19020505-name-185" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19020505-name-185" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19020505-name-185" type="surname" value="GATLIFFE"/>
<interp inst="t19020505-name-185" type="given" value="MAUD"/>MAUD GATLIFFE</persName> </hi>. I am a typewriter at 406, Mansion House Chambers, E.G.—I do not know the prisoner, and had not seen him until I saw him at the police court—I received letters addressed to him at the St. James Press, and
<hi rend="italic">St. James' Review</hi>, 406, Mansion House Chambers, which I forwarded to his private address, Granville Gardens, Wood Green—he never carried on business at Mansion House Chambers, he simply used it as an address—he wrote and asked me if I would receive letters for him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19020505-name-186" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19020505-name-186" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19020505-name-186" type="surname" value="PITT"/>
<interp inst="t19020505-name-186" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED PITT</persName> </hi>. I am an agent of Kelly's Directories, Limited—I produce a letter received from the prisoner on June 24th, 1901, asking that the address of the
<hi rend="italic">St. James' Review</hi> should be inserted in the Post Office London Directory, as being at Mansion House Chambers instead of 71, Fleet Street—we replied that it should be done—we also received an outside sheet of the
<hi rend="italic">St. James' Illustrated Review</hi>—I did not notice the price of it but saw the word "Monthly."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19020505-name-187" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19020505-name-187" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19020505-name-187" type="surname" value="FOSTER"/>
<interp inst="t19020505-name-187" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY FOSTER</persName> </hi>. I assist my father a laundryman, at 144, Fleet Road, Hampstead—the prisoner called at our premises the first week in March, and handed a card to my father with "
<hi rend="italic">St. James' Review</hi>, Editorial Depart
<lb/>ment," on it. He was shown over the premises and made some notes.—He came again on March 20th and read an article which he had written about our business, which my father approved of—I then wrote an order at his request for 100 copies of the
<hi rend="italic">St. James' Review at</hi>£2 10s., and paid him 25s. on account—we have never received the proof which he promise us nor the 100 copies.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You produced a copy of the
<hi rend="italic">St. James Review</hi>, and gave us to understand that the copies would be similar to it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19020505-name-188" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19020505-name-188" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19020505-name-188" type="surname" value="VIVIAN"/>
<interp inst="t19020505-name-188" type="given" value="WILLIAM LIONEL"/>WILLIAM LIONEL VIVIAN</persName> </hi>. I am a provision merchant, of 15, Grand Parade, Muswell Hill—the prisoner called at my shop on December 11th, and said he wished to write an article about our business to insert in the
<hi rend="italic">St. James' Review</hi>—he produced an old copy of that paper—at his sugges
<lb/>tion we had a photo taken of the shop to illustrate the article, which we sent to him at Wood Green—he said the article would appear at the begin
<lb/>ning of January, and he afterwards wrote saying that it would not appear until the end of January—we ordered 50 copies of the paper when he first called, and I paid him 15s. on account, believing what he said was true—not having heard from him I wrote to him in February but got no reply—I then went to his address on April 7th at Wood Green and saw his wife, who said that Mr. Douglas was not at home—I told her I had called to see him about the
<hi rend="italic">St. James' Review</hi> and she said she would ask him to write to me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Neither I nor my brother had seen you since the day</p>
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<p>you came to the shop and made the agreement—I did not take a photo to your house, I sent it by post.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He wrote the article in the shop—I gave him the par
<lb/>ticulars and promised to send a photo later on—we never received a proof.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BALLARD</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant S.</hi>) I arrested the prisoner on a warrant on April loth for obtaining money by false pretences from Mr. Evans, and from subsequent inquiries I charged him with the other two offences—in reply he said, "That's all right"—I found on him two magazines called the
<hi rend="italic">St. James' Review</hi>, dated Midsummer, 1901, and July, 1898 respectively, with the word "Monthly"on the cover, and I found on him a pocket-book and 5d. in coppers—he described himself as a journalist—I have made inquiries, but can find nothing about the
<hi rend="italic">St. James' Review</hi> ever having been in circulation.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, said that he had been engaged in the public
<lb/>cation of a number of papers having for their aim the advertising of trades
<lb/>men's businesses, and that he only published them when he got a certain number of subscribers; that he did not put the St. James' Review forward as a monthly publication, and that it would have been published if he had not been deprived of his liberty.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19020505-384-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, May</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1902.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Ridley.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19020505-name-193" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BURRIDGE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector, X.</hi>) On April 20th I gave the prisoner notice in writing to attend at St. Mary's Hospital—she did so—Mr. Curtis-Bennett, a Magistrate, was present, and in his and the prisoner's presence the deceased made a statement which was taken down in writing—the prisoner cross-examined the deceased.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020505-name-194" type="given" value="ANTHONY"/>ANTHONY BIRCH</persName> </hi>. I am house surgeon at St. Mary's Hospital—the deceased was admitted there about 5 p.m. on April 20th—he was in a state of collapse and was suffering from severe burns—he had some shreds of clothing on him which were nearly burned away—I cannot say if the burns were those of paraffin—later in the day his condition was very serious, and I communicated with the police as I thought he could not survive—I was present during his examination—he died that evening about 8.45—his death was due to exhaustion and shock resulting from burns—the examination was at 10.30 a.m.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020505-name-195" type="given" value="MARGARET ELIZABETH"/>MARGARET ELIZABETH TWYFORD</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of James Twyford, a painter, of Bolton Road, St. John's Wood—the deceased was my father—he had been living with the prisoner for three and a-half years—on April 20th I went to St. Mary's Hospital where I saw my father—next day I saw him lying in the mortuary.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The Deposition of Daniel Grady read.</hi> "I live at 87, Malvern Road, Willesden. Unfortunately she is not my wife, I am not married to her. I met the female prisoner about one o'clock yesterday afternoon outside the Chippenham public-house, at the corner of Malvern Road. I bought the food that was wanted for the house, and took some clothes out of pledge. I had a few drinks at different public-houses. The prisoner had one with me. I went home about four o'clock in the afternoon, and came out about five o'clock. I was sober then. I then went and had a drink at the Cambridge public-house with a young man I work with. I do not know his name, and then went with him to the Shakespeare and had another drink. I went for a walk up to the High Read, Kilburn, and got home between ten and eleven o'clock alone. The prisoner was at home in bed. I was sober then. I pulled my coat and vest off and lay on the top of the bed. I do not think the prisoner was sober, or she would not have done what she did, the prisoner got out of bed and was going to strike me with the tongs on the top of the head. I tried to defend myself by pushing her off. She picked up the lamp which was standing on the table she threw it at me and covered me with flames. I don't know exactly what time, but I think it was between half-past three and four in the morning. I tried to put the flames out myself, but I could not, so I ran down the stairs, someone in the house, whose name I do not know, put a piece of carpet round me and put it out. This was done by a man and woman, both strangers, the police came after that, and they brought me straight here to the hospital, all through the day there had been a little quarrelling between me and the prisoner, nothing very much, we have often previously quarrelled, I am not exactly a teetotaller, I work hard, I made fifty-two hours last week as a plasterer, and my wages amounted to £2 5s. 10d. I gave the prisoner 25s. yesterday, besides money during the week, about one shilling a day."
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> "The prisoner got my suit of clothes out of pawn for 10s. 2d., I don't remember whether I was in the Chippen
<lb/>ham at ten minutes to twelve last night, I did get a can of beer from there, a pint and a half. I drank some and took some home, I was at home before ten o'clock. I got on the bed without waking the prisoner. I did not take the lamp up and throw it at the prisoner, and then she threw it back at me, it's a lie, I am not a terrible drunkard, I do get drunk sometimes, about once a week. I am always jolly with it, but she always upsets me, I suffered six months' imprisonment in America for assaulting my wife, she died whilst I was in prison, she met with an accident not caused by me. I am quite sure I was sober when I went home last night, I did not strike the prisoner outside the Chippenham last night, I never hit the woman at all she hit me."</p>
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<interp inst="t19020505-name-196" type="given" value="PHOEBE"/>PHOEBE WATKINS</persName> </hi>. I am a widow living at 87, Malvern Road, Kilburn, and am the landlady there—the deceased and the prisoner came and lodged there on April 12th—they took the first floor back room—they occupied it together with a little girl—they behaved quietly while with me—I saw no signs of drunkenness—on April 19th the deceased went out about 6 a.m. and returned about 6 p.m.—I did not hear him go out again</p>
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<p>—the prisoner came down to see me in the afternoon—she was perfectly sober—I did not see them again till 3.30 a.m., when I heard a noise of quarrelling—I got up and listened—I heard some screaming—I rushed upstairs and saw a man coming down with his clothes all ablaze—I wrapped a carpet round him and called for assistance—a lodger came and helped me, and Inspector Smith came.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police-Inspector X.</hi>) About 4.10 a.m., on April 20th, I was in Malvern Road—I heard cries of "Police"—I went to 87, and saw the deceased standing at the door much burnt about his face, neck, and head—a scarf round his neck was actually burning then—I attended him, and, from what he said, I went upstairs to the first floor, where I saw the prisoner—I took her downstairs—the deceased said in her presence, and pointing to her, "My wife picked up the lamp and slung the lamp at me, it was alight, about ten minutes ago"—she replied, "He came in and threw it at me, did not you?"—he replied, "No, I did not"—on the advice of the divisional surgeon the deceased was taken to the hospital—at the police-court the prisoner said something, but I did not hear what it was.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020505-name-198" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS EDWARDS</persName> </hi>. I am superintendent of the Willesden Fire Brigade—on April 20th, at 4.12 a.m., I was called to 87, Malvern Road—the whole house had not taken alight—I saw the deceased at the door with the in
<lb/>spector—the prisoner was there—I went to the back room on the first floor—it was in a disordered state—there was some crockery broken and chairs and tables disarranged—I asked the prisoner how the fire was caused—she said, "I will tell you all about it; he has been on the drink; he came home and threw the lamp at me on the bed, and I threw it back at him."—I looked at the bed—there were no signs of a lamp there—it was on the floor—there was a smell of paraffin in the room, but none on the bed—I found a pair of tongs lying near the pillow on the bed—on the floor, near the window, I found the base of a lamp—there was no globe—this is the broken chimney—I also found the broken reservoir on the floor between the window and the table—there was the appearance of water having' been thrown on the walls—these clothes (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) were partly burned, and smelled strongly of paraffin—the bed-clothes were not burned—the edges of the pillow were, near where the tongs were lying—if water was thrown about it would make things worse.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020505-name-199" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN SPENCER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman X</hi>,)
<hi rend="italic">Produced and proved a plan of the room, which showed the size of it to be</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">ft. by</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">ft.</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">in.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">X</hi>) About 5 a.m., on April 20th, I took the prisoner into custody at Malvern Road—I did not tell her the charge—on the way to the station she said, "He threw the lamp at me, and I threw it back at him."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "He has been very cruel to me during the four years I have lived with him, it is seldom he is out of drink. The first time he was sober while we were together was the week before he came home and threw the lamp at me, and I picked it up and threw it at him, he was standing at the window."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">under great provocation,</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, May</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1902.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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