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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020602-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, June 2nd, 1902, and following days,</p>
<p>Before the Right Hon. Sir
<hi rend="largeCaps">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="t19020602-name-2" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GRANTHAM</persName> </hi>, one of the Justices of His Majesty's High Court; Sir
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<interp inst="t19020602-name-3" type="given" value="REGINALD"/>REGINALD HANSON</persName> </hi>, Bart., M.A., LL.D., F.S.A., Sir
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<interp inst="t19020602-name-4" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER WILKIN</persName> </hi>, K.C.M.G., Sir
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<interp inst="t19020602-name-5" type="given" value="ALFRED JAMES"/>ALFRED JAMES NEWTON</persName> </hi>, Bart., 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="t19020602-name-6" type="given" value="WALTER VAUGHAN"/>WALTER VAUGHAN MORGAN</persName> </hi>, Esq., Sir
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<interp inst="t19020602-name-7" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN KNILL</persName> </hi>, Bart., and
<hi rend="smallCaps">HOWARD CARLILE MORRIS</hi>, Esq., other of the Aldermen of the said City;
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<interp inst="t19020602-name-8" type="given" value="ALBERT FREDERICK"/>ALBERT FREDERICK BOSANQUET</persName> </hi>, Esq., K.C., Common Serjeant of the said City;
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<interp inst="t19020602-name-9" type="given" value="LUMLEY"/>LUMLEY SMITH</persName> </hi>, Esq., K.C., Judge of the City of London Court; and
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<interp inst="t19020602-name-10" type="given" value="JAMES ALEXANDER"/>JAMES ALEXANDER RENTOUL</persName> </hi>, Esq., K.C., M.P., LL.D., Deputy Judge of the City of London Court, 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="t19020602-name-11" type="surname" value="BELL"/>
<interp inst="t19020602-name-11" type="given" value="JOHN CHARLES"/>JOHN CHARLES BELL</persName> </hi>, Esq., Alderman.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020602-name-12" 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="t19020602-name-13" type="given" value="FRANCIS ROBERT MIDDLETON"/>FRANCIS ROBERT MIDDLETON PHILLIPS</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020602-name-14" type="given" value="JOSEPH DAVID"/>JOSEPH DAVID LANGTON</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Under-Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">DIMSDALE, MAYOR. EIGHTH 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, June</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1902.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<lb/>ing the warehouse of
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<hi rend="italic">Ten months' hard labour.</hi> </rs></p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to stealing and receiving a Post Office Savings Bank deposit book.</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to stealing a postal packet containing three band jackets, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19020602-418-offence-2 t19020602-name-26"/>the Postmaster General</persName>.</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Twenty months' hard labour.</hi> </rs></p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">days to serve.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-419-19020602 t19020602-419-punishment-6"/>Four years' penal servitude each.</rs> </hi></p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FREDERICK JONES</hi> (38)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19020602-420-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19020602-420-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, to stealing a watch from the person of
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<interp inst="t19020602-name-31" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19020602-420-offence-1 t19020602-name-31"/>Edward David Cluff</persName>, having been convicted of felony at Newington on August 16th, 1898. </rs>
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<interp inst="t19020602-420-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19020602-420-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
<hi rend="italic">Twelve previous convictions were proved against him.
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<interp inst="t19020602-420-punishment-7" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19020602-420-punishment-7" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-420-19020602 t19020602-420-punishment-7"/>Eighteen months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday and Tuesday, June</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">nd and</hi> 3
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1902.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FREDERICK WILLIAMS</hi> (60)</persName>,
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES PITMAN</hi> (51)</persName>,
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EMMA BELL</hi> (38)</persName>, and
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<interp inst="def4-421-19020602" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def4-421-19020602" type="age" value="33"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FRANK MORRIS</hi> (33)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19020602-421-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Being in possession of twenty counterfeit florins and thirty counterfeit shillings.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">Williams and Morris</hi>
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<interp inst="t19020602-421-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">See next case.</hi>)</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FREDERICK WILLIAMS</hi> (60)</persName> was
<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted with
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<interp inst="def2-422-19020602" type="age" value="51"/>
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<interp inst="def2-422-19020602" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES PITMAN</hi> (51)</persName> and
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<interp inst="def3-422-19020602" type="given" value="EMMA"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">EMMA BELL</hi> (38)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19020602-422-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Being in possession of twenty counterfeit florins and thirty counterfeit half-crowns, with intent to utter the same, to which </rs>
<hi rend="italic">Williams</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t19020602-422-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19020602-422-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19020602-422-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>, and Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Pitman.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19020602-name-39" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19020602-name-39" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19020602-name-39" type="surname" value="PRYDE"/>
<interp inst="t19020602-name-39" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE PRYDE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant G.</hi>) On the morning of May 3rd I saw Williams, Pitman, Bell, Morris and another man go into the Oxford Arms, Oxford Road, Islington—I went into the adjoining bar and saw them in conversation together—I saw Williams hand a packet to Pitman and another to Morris—Morris took a shilling from his packet, examined it, and handed it to Bell, who also examined it and handed it back to Morris, who replaced it in the packet and put it in his pocket—they all then left the public-house and stood in conversation together outside—I arrested Williams and took him back into the public-house where he took this packet (
<hi rend="italic">Pro
<lb/>duced</hi>) from his pocket and pushed it down behind him between the back of the seat and the cushion—I got it out and found it contained ten counter
<lb/>feit shillings—I searched him and found on him 6s. 6d. in silver and 3d. in bronze, all good money—I told him I should take him to the station—he said, "I knew you would have me, Mr. Pryde, after coming to see me that time"—they were all taken to the station and charged—Williams made no reply.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi> Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">PURCELL</hi>. I saw Pitman go into four public-houses altogether—I made no inquiries there, neither did we receive any complaints on that particular day of bad money having been passed there—I did not hear Pitman say at the police station that he knew nothing at all about the coins, but I will not swear he did not.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Bell.</hi> I could see you through the wicket door—you were sitting down.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19020602-name-40" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19020602-name-40" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19020602-name-40" type="surname" value="HODGSON"/>
<interp inst="t19020602-name-40" type="given" value="RANDELL"/>RANDELL HODGSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant G.</hi>) On May 3rd last I was with the last witness—I took Pitman—I told him I should arrest him for possess
<lb/>ing counterfeit coin—he said, "I do not understand you," and threw this parcel containing twenty bad florins (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) into the roadway—it was picked up and handed to me—I took him to the station and searched him—on him I found a half-sovereign, 6s. in silver, and 1s. 1 1/2 d. in bronze, good money—he was charged with the others and made no reply.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. I did not say anything to Pitman about his having thrown the parcel away until we got to the police station, neither did I hear him say he knew nothing at all about it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Bell.</hi> I could see from the bar in which I was across to the bar where you were.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020602-name-41" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN KENNARD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective G.</hi>) On Hay 3rd last I was with the last two witnesses keeping the prisoners under observation!—I arrested Morris and found on him twenty counterfeit shillings in various pockets and 1s. 6d. silver and 3d. bronze, good money—he was taken to the police station and charged with the others—he made no reply.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. I did not hear Pitman say that he knew nothing at all about it.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020602-name-42" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19020602-name-42" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS RATHBY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective G.</hi>) I was with the last three witnesses, keeping the prisoners under observation—I arrested Bell—I told her I should arrest her for possessing counterfeit coin—she said, "I have got none"—she handed me her purse and it contained 1s. silver and 4 1/2 d. bronze, good money—she was taken to the police station and charged—she made no reply—I afterwards went to her house at 231, New North Road, and in a front room on the third floor I found this paper of silver sand and this paper of whitening (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—I found no bad money.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Bell.</hi> I agree that silver sand is used for domestic purposes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19020602-name-43" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19020602-name-43" type="surname" value="MUMFORD"/>
<interp inst="t19020602-name-43" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE MUMFORD</persName> </hi>. I live at 231, New North Road—I know the prisoners—Bell was a lodger at my house—I have opened the door to Williams and Pitman several times and to Morris once, and let them in during the time Bell was a lodger—they asked to see Mrs. Bell.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Bell.</hi> You were not well enough to walk about, and that is the reason I used to open the door—Pitman passed as Mr. Bell's brother.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19020602-name-44" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19020602-name-44" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19020602-name-44" type="surname" value="TYRRELL"/>
<interp inst="t19020602-name-44" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA TYRRELL</persName> </hi>. I am the landlady of the Oxford Arms—I know all the prisoners as customers, and was present when they were "arrested on May 3rd.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Bell.</hi> I did not see any packet opened nor any money passed.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19020602-name-45" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19020602-name-45" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19020602-name-45" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t19020602-name-45" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coins to His Majesty's Mint—these twenty florins and thirty shillings (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) are all counter
<lb/>feit—they are fairly well made—the silver sand and whitening would be used for polishing and they may be used for domestic purposes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Bell, in her defence on oath, said that she came out on the morning in question to go to her doctor, and met a man to whom she had lent Is.; that she asked him to repay her, and he took her into the Oxford Arms to have a drink and get change; that while there the other prisoners came in, and they all had drinks together; that she did not see any bad money and never took any into her hand, and had no knowledge of the other prisoners possessing bad money</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19020602-422-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PITMAN</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t19020602-422-verdict-3" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19020602-422-verdict-3" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19020602-422-verdict-3" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PITMAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to convictions of felony at this Court, Williams on November</hi> 16
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1891;
<hi rend="italic">Pitman on March</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1894,
<hi rend="italic">in the name of Charles Welch, and several other convictions were proved against him.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-422-19020602 t19020602-422-punishment-8"/>Five years' penal servitude each.</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MORRIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t19020602-422-punishment-9" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t19020602-422-punishment-9" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def4-421-19020602 t19020602-422-punishment-9"/>Nine months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MAURICE COSTELLO</hi> (56)</persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE LINDSEY</hi> (27)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19020602-423-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>,Feloniously making 120 pieces of counterfeit coin with intent to pass them as half-crowns.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARTRIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19020602-name-48" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19020602-name-48" type="surname" value="MORRIS"/>
<interp inst="t19020602-name-48" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY MORRIS</persName> </hi>. I assist in the second-class refreshment room at Euston Station—on March 19th last about midday Lindsey came into the bar for a glass of bitter, the price of which was 2d., and tendered in payment this counterfeit half-crown (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—I asked him if he was aware it was bad—he said, "No"—I handed it to somebody else, and he was detained.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19020602-name-49" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19020602-name-49" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19020602-name-49" type="surname" value="JOHNSON"/>
<interp inst="t19020602-name-49" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY JOHNSON</persName> </hi>. I am a detective employed by the London and North-Western Railway Company—I was called to the refreshment bar, where I saw Lindsey—I was told in his presence that he had attempted to pass a bad half-crown, and I said I should have to take him into custody—he said he had backed a horse the day before, and the bookmaker had given him the bad half-crown with other money—I then handed him over to Sergeant Wright.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19020602-name-50" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19020602-name-50" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19020602-name-50" type="surname" value="WRIGHT"/>
<interp inst="t19020602-name-50" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES WRIGHT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Sergeant H.</hi>) I saw Lindsey, who was detained at the Euston Railway Station on March 19th for uttering counterfeit coin—I searched him—I found on him a good florin and one penny in bronze—I said, "You will be charged with uttering a counterfeit half-crown"—he said, "I do not know where I got it from"—he afterwards said, "I got it from a bookmaker; I do not know his name or where he is"—I took him to Albany Street Police Station—he was charged—he made no reply to the charge when read—he was brought up at Marylebone Police Court the following day, and in accordance with the practice when there is only one uttering, discharged.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19020602-name-51" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19020602-name-51" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19020602-name-51" type="surname" value="ELLIS"/>
<interp inst="t19020602-name-51" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN ELLIS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Henry Ellis, a plumber, of 106, Pratt Street, Camden Town—I know the prisoners—I first knew Costello about February 25th, when he took a first-floor back room, which he occupied, except for three days when he went to the infirmary, till April 29th, when he was arrested—on April 22nd he brought Lindsey and said he was going to sleep with him—for that week both occupied the room—they had their own furniture—I never went into the room.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Costello.</hi> A woman came with you when you took the room representing herself to be your sister—you seldom slept there—you told me you were out three nights a week at a printer's—on April 15th you said you were in bad health, and were going to the infirmary—I thought you were ill—you asked me to accept your sister and her supposed husband as tenants but they did not come—you came back in three days—you were in bad health—you agreed to pay the rent, and then you said you would stop—Lindsey slept there about a week, up to the time of the arrest—you sent him down with the rent the day before you were taken.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> About three weeks before the arrest Costello went into the infirmary—the only person who occupied the room from February 25th till a week before the arrest was Costello, and for the last week the two prisoners—when Costello was out at nights he was at home in the day, and sometimes he went out—both prisoners were generally there during the day.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19020602-name-52" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19020602-name-52" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19020602-name-52" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WILLIAMSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer</hi>). On April 29th I was with Fowler and Perkiss at 106. Pratt Street at 9 a.m.—we went into the</p>
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<p>first-floor back room—I saw Lindsey in his shirt-sleeves carrying a bucket of water from the back room—I said quietly, "We are police officers"—and took him back to the room—in the room I saw Costello sitting on the bed with this file in his right hand and this counterfeit half-crown in his left, milling the coin—I took the file and the coin from his hand—he looked up and said, "I am done; I will give you every information; it is no use looking for the mould which I have made these coins with, I have broken it up to powder," pointing to coins lying on the bed I said to Lindsey, "I recognise you as having been charged and discharged at Marylebone Police Court with uttering base coin some time ago"—he said, "Yes, quite right; the coin I am charged with uttering I got from Costello; I have uttered about twenty since, those I also got from Costello"—Costello was present—I said to him. "Where is the pattern pieces you made these coins with?"—he handed me from his vest pocket two good half-crowns, one dated 1890 and the other 1895—the prisoners were taken to Pratt Street Police Station and charged—other officers subsequently searched the room.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Costello.</hi> I did not say I pitied you, I said you ought to be ashamed of yourself—you said you had a letter from Hall in a state
<lb/>ment you made at Holloway—I have since ascertained that Hall is a hard
<lb/>working navvy on the South Western Railway—he was arrested in your company for uttering, and detained—when it was ascertained that he got the coin from a hairdressers shop where you had been, he was allowed to go, and you brought an accusation against him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Lindsey.</hi> I said I recognised you after some months—I might have said after three months—I had no means of tracing where you uttered the twenty coins, and you did not tell me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19020602-name-53" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19020602-name-53" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY FOWLER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer</hi>). I was with Williamson and Purkiss on April 29th—I found Costello sitting on the bed with a file in one hand and a coin in the other, milling it—on the bed were a number of coins—I picked nineteen half-crowns off the bed—the coins were separate—I was about to search the bed when Costello said, "I will save you the trouble," and he put his hand between the mattress and the bed and produced this cloth—in it were five packets, each containing twenty half-crowns—twenty half-crowns is called a
<hi rend="italic">load</hi>—Lindsay said, referring to Costello. "I have known him eight months, but I have only been working with him here about a week"—Williamson told Lindsey that he recognised him as having been discharged on the charge of uttering bad coin—he admitted that, and said he had uttered about twenty coins all of which' he had from Costello—altogether I found fifty-six coins of 1890, fifty-eight of 1895, and five of 1901.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19020602-name-54" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19020602-name-54" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19020602-name-54" type="surname" value="PURKISS"/>
<interp inst="t19020602-name-54" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY PURKISS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer</hi>). I with other officers, searched this room, 106, Pratt Street—on the top of a cupboard we found this ladle containing metal, under the bed this box of articles used in the manu
<lb/>facture of base coin; nitrate of silver, plaster of Paris, silver sand, six clamps for holding the moulds, copper wire, brushes, file, glass, lampblack, scour
<lb/>ing boards, polishing cloths, sandpaper, and cyanide of potassium (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>). which were all submitted to Mr. Webster—in Lindsey's coat pocket I</p>
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<p>found this notebook—he had taken the coat off—it contained the note, "4 lbs. of grained tin, 1 lb. antimony"—they were taken to the station.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19020602-name-55" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19020602-name-55" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19020602-name-55" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t19020602-name-55" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin at H.M. Mint—I have large experience in examining counterfeit coin and articles used in making them—I have examined 120 half-crowns of three different dates, and consequently from three moulds—they are all counterfeit—the two good coins are pattern pieces, showing certain marks, which are reproduced on the coins—the articles produced are all parts of the stock-in-trade of a
<hi rend="italic">smasher</hi>, and the note refers to articles used, the antimony for giving the coin a ring when it is mixed with powder.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Costello, in his defence, said that he knew what the articles were for, but he did not and could not make the coins; that they were left at his place when he went to the infirmary, and that he was a convict on nearly a three years' licence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Lindsey, in his defence, said that the coin he uttered was received from a bookmaker; that he did not know it was bad; that what he said in the room was because he was unnerved, but that he did not know there was counter
<lb/>feit coin in the room or materials for making them till Costello said he would file one to see how they looked, and that he knew nothing of the note found in his pocket having to do with coining; that he had been costering for six or eight months up to his arrest, and had never uttered more than the coin he had been charged with uttering.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">Four convictions for uttering counterfeit coin and one conviction for stealing a horse were proved against</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">COSTELLO</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Five years' penal servi
<lb/>tude.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LINDSEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">was stated to have borne a good character till February</hi>, 1891,
<hi rend="italic">when he became associated with coiners.
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<interp inst="t19020602-423-punishment-11" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19020602-423-punishment-11" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-423-19020602 t19020602-423-punishment-11"/>Three years' penal servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSEPH BENNETT</hi> (40)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t19020602-424-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>to feloniously uttering a forged bill of exchange for £460.</rs>
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<interp inst="t19020602-424-punishment-12" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<hi rend="italic">Fifteen months' hard labour</hi> </rs>; and
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<interp inst="def2-424-19020602" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def2-424-19020602" type="age" value="61"/>
<interp inst="def2-424-19020602" type="surname" value="SNOW"/>
<interp inst="def2-424-19020602" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN SNOW</hi> (61)</persName>
<rs id="t19020602-424-offence-2" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19020602-424-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t19020602-424-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>to two indictments for obtaining by false pretences twenty-six and twenty-eight empty barrels, the property of
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<interp inst="t19020602-name-58" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19020602-424-offence-2 t19020602-name-58"/>the London and South Western Railway Company</persName>, having been convicted of felony at I iverpool, on July 25th, 1900, in the name of
<persName id="t19020602-name-59">
<interp inst="t19020602-name-59" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19020602-name-59" type="surname" value="LEWIS"/>
<interp inst="t19020602-name-59" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>Edward Lewis</persName>. </rs>
<hi rend="italic">Another conviction was proved against him.
<rs id="t19020602-424-punishment-13" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t19020602-424-punishment-13" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19020602-424-punishment-13" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-424-19020602 t19020602-424-punishment-13"/>Three years' penal servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="def1-425-19020602" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-425-19020602" type="surname" value="DAGNELL"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY DAGNELL</hi> </persName>
<rs id="t19020602-425-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19020602-425-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19020602-425-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Inciting
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<interp inst="t19020602-name-61" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19020602-name-61" type="surname" value="HALL"/>
<interp inst="t19020602-name-61" type="given" value="HENRY"/>Henry Hall</persName> to steal a printer's proof, the property of
<persName id="t19020602-name-62" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t19020602-name-62" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19020602-name-62" type="surname" value="LAWSON"/>
<interp inst="t19020602-name-62" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19020602-425-offence-1 t19020602-name-62"/>Sir Edward Lawson</persName>; other counts for inciting him to steal copies of the
<hi rend="italic">Daily Telegraph.</hi> </rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CHARLES MATHEWS</hi> and
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STEPHENSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>, and
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MOYSES</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19020602-name-63" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19020602-name-63" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19020602-name-63" type="surname" value="HALL"/>
<interp inst="t19020602-name-63" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HALL</persName> </hi>. I am employed by the
<hi rend="italic">Daily Telegraph</hi> as a printer's boy and last autumn as a messenger—I remember a youth named Langley being discharged—a few weeks afterwards I saw the prisoner in Fleet Street near the
<hi rend="italic">Daily Telegraph</hi> office as I was walking with a young man named Watson, between 2 and 2.30 a.m., as I was leaving my work—the prisoner asked me for a copy of our paper—I asked him what he wanted it for—he said, "You know, I only want the
<hi rend="italic">tips</hi>"—I said I would see and went home—on a later morning he again asked me for</p>
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<p>the tips—I said I would see about it—one day after that he said, "I believe a boy has been discharged from your place"—I saw him two or three times last year—I saw him this year on a Wednesday or Thursday, I think the beginning of May, about 2 or 2.10 a.m.—I was coming from Wine Office Court, a few yards from the office and on the same side of the road—he asked me whether I could get the racing tips—I said I would see—I saw him the next morning to that when Mr. Nuttall came out with me—at the second interview this year the prisoner asked me whether I could get a whole copy of the paper in case they might
<hi rend="italic">bowl</hi> us, or something—that means" catch"—and that they might suspect something if they saw the tips torn out—after the second interview I went into the office and spoke to somebody—I received instructions from time to time and acted upon them—I received these proofs containing racing tips from Mr. Nuttall, who advised me to take them out—I had this proof when I saw the prisoner on Tuesday, May 6th—I had three interviews with the prisoner this year, all within a week, and about a month ago—I left the office at 1.45 a.m.—the proof contained
<hi rend="italic">Hotspur's</hi> prophecies for the day's racing—I saw the prisoner coming round the corner from Wine Office Court—he asked me how I got on—I said, "All right"—he said, "Come down the court," that would be Wine Office Court—I said, "No, I do not want to go down the court in case some of my people should see me"—he handed me 6d.—I gave him this proof ("A ")—he put it in his pocket as far as I could see—then Detective Brown came up and spoke to me and the prisoner, and I told him what had happened—the prisoner was arrested—I saw this proof on the ground and pointed it out to the officer who took possession of it—I went with him to the station—in one of the conversations the prisoner said I was to go carefully—that was the second morning when he asked for a whole copy of the paper.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am seventeen years old—I have been employed by the
<hi rend="italic">Daily Telegraph</hi> about eighteen months—I work from about '(6.45 p.m. till between 2 and 2.30 a.m.—I knew the prisoner by sight—I knew he was employed by a newspaper after he asked for the tips—I have often put the paper round my shoulder on a wet morning, going home between two and three—I never came out to get tea till last year—I do not know that I had one or two papers in my pocket, we generally do, but not the day's paper—he asked me for a copy because he could see the paper in my pocket one time last year—I did not say, "I have not got one of to-day's but I can get you one"—I do not remember it—we cannot get them—I did say, "If I can get you one of the morning's papers what will you" give me for it"—he said, "Three shillings a week, sixpence a morning"—I did not say, "All right,—I will meet you down here at the corner of Shoe Lane at 3 o'clock, I will bring you one, and if there is anyone with me do not come up to me"—I said I would meet him in Fleet Street and give him the paper if I had one—I expected to go into the printer's room where I am now employed—I told him that I hoped to go into the printer's room—I got my instructions how to act from Mr. Nuttall, a sub-editor, the same morning, in this year, before I went out and met the prisoner—after the first morning I met the prisoner I told Mr. Gellatley I had a</p>
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<p>tea case when I met the prisoner one morning—I had then no instructions—the prisoner did not say, "Go on, good luck to you," nor, "If you can get me a copy or just the tips torn out it will do for me"—he asked me to get the tips—I understood that he meant the tips in their printed form—I have seen the prisoner talking to the watchman—I did not go up and say, "Hallo"—he may have said, "Is there a chance to get a copy?"—I did not say"Yes I am going to try to get a job down in the printer's room and shall be there early in the morning," nor, "I shall not be ableto get you one to-morrow, but will meet you on Saturday morning"—he said he would always be out there—I handed him the proof folded up small—he never asked me for a printer's proof—waste copies like this one (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) are marked "W," and employees are allowed to take them at 5, not at 3, nor between 3 and 4 a.m.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I knew the prisoner was employed by some newspaper because I followed him to the
<hi rend="italic">Special Race Card</hi> office—I saw him go in—Langley had been discharged about three weeks when the prisoner spoke to me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19020602-name-64" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19020602-name-64" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19020602-name-64" type="surname" value="WATSON"/>
<interp inst="t19020602-name-64" type="given" value="ARTHUR WILLIAM"/>ARTHUR WILLIAM WATSON</persName> </hi>. I am a messenger employed by the
<hi rend="italic">Daily Telegraph</hi>—in the late autumn of last year I was with the last witness between 2 and 2.30 a.m.—he stopped to do his bootlace up—I went on—then I saw him talking to the prisoner, whom I heard say, "Can you get me a copy of the paper"—Hall said, "What do you want our paper for?"—the prisoner said, "You know, I only want the tips"—Hall said, "We will see."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner did not ask for a printer's proof—this was the first time I had seen him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19020602-name-65" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19020602-name-65" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19020602-name-65" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BROWN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective. City</hi>). Early in May I received instructions to watch in Fleet Street—on May 6th I saw the prisoner about 2 a.m. standing at the bottom of Wine Office Court, and Hall the messenger stood at the door of the
<hi rend="italic">Daily Telegraph</hi> office—the prisoner walked towards Hall—they met a few steps from Wine Office Court—they had a conversa
<lb/>tion—I crossed Fleet Street and went to them—I saw the prisoner hand what seemed to be a coin to Hall, who handed him a slip of paper—I said I was a police officer and asked Hall what the prisoner had said—Hall replied, "He said, 'How did you get on?' I answered him 'All right'; he gave me sixpence, I have given him the proof"—I told the prisoner that he would be taken to Bridewell Police Station and charged with inciting the boy to commit a felony—I asked him for the slip, which he refused to give me—I was just about to move when Hall touched me on the arm and pointed to the pavement where this slip of paper was—I wanted the prisoner to take his hand out of his pocket—I picked the paper up—the prisoner said, "All I can say is it is a put up job"—on the way to the station Hall handed me the 6d.—at the station the prisoner was charged with inciting the lad to commit a felony—the prisoner answered, "I did not ask him to get me a proof copy. I only wanted a mail copy"—he said he was assistant publisher of the
<hi rend="italic">Race Card</hi> for Mr.
<hi rend="largeCaps">J. C</hi>. Boyes, Wine Office Court—this is a copy of the
<hi rend="italic">Yellow Card</hi> or the
<hi rend="italic">Special Race Card</hi> which is published by Mr. Boyes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The paper I picked up was folded to about 2 1/2 by 3 1/2</p>
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<p>inches—there was no necessity to "collar" the prisoner, I held his arm going to the station—I knew him as employed by the
<hi rend="italic">Special Race Card</hi>, which purports to give the
<hi rend="italic">tips</hi> of writers in the
<hi rend="italic">Sportsman</hi>, the
<hi rend="italic">Daily Telegraph</hi>, the
<hi rend="italic">Mail</hi>, the
<hi rend="italic">Express, Sport</hi>, and other papers—I was at the Mansion House on two occasions—the prisoner did not say,"I plead guilty to receiving it not knowing it was stolen"—I watched on the Saturday, Monday, and Tuesday mornings, but finding no card was issued on Monday,. I left.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19020602-name-66" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19020602-name-66" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19020602-name-66" type="surname" value="NUTTALL"/>
<interp inst="t19020602-name-66" type="given" value="EDGAR PEARSON"/>EDGAR PEARSON NUTTALL</persName> </hi>. I am chief sub-editor of the
<hi rend="italic">Daily Telegraph</hi> newspaper, of which Sir Edward Lawson is one of the principal proprietors—in October last a boy named Langley was discharged for purloining proofs containing racing matter which had been handed to some agent for racing—5 a.m. is the earliest hour the
<hi rend="italic">Daily Telegraph</hi> is sold by retailers—the first issue of copies is at 3.10 a.m. to wholesale houses like Smith and Son, Simpkin Marshall, and so on, for dispatch by the early morning trains for the North, the understood condition being that it is not sold to the public before 5 o'clock, at which hour the retailer comes to purchase—we go to press not before 2 to 2.15 a.m.—the time varies from that to 2.45 a.m.—proofs are previously struck off to be read and corrected, which become accessible to employees—my attention had been called to the production in a periodical of matter in the
<hi rend="italic">Daily Telegraph</hi> connected with racing information—early in May a communication was made to me by Hall, in consequence of which I gave certain instructions, calling the police to my assistance and taking their advice—under their instructions I handed Hall this proof early on Tuesday, May 6th—Hall's communication having been made three or four days or a week previously—he acted under my directions—I am not supposed to know everything connected with the printing of the paper, but should say this copy of the
<hi rend="italic">Daily Telegraph</hi> marked "W" is a waste copy—if it was purchased in Fleet Street at 3 a.m. it was by some such method as this—we do not sell papers to the public—and newsagents cannot sell at 3 o'clock—these copies are rejected as waste, and are not to be sold—they belong to the proprietor.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> If they are obtained so early it is by irregular means—I believe the
<hi rend="italic">Yorkshire Daily Post</hi>, the
<hi rend="italic">Sheffield Telegraph</hi>, and other provincial daily papers give a list of tips—they publish a later edition—hey do not publish concurrently with ourselves—I did not follow Hall, if I was behind him I was leaving the office on my way to the Club—Langley was discharged without my knowledge by the master printer—I got to know it some days afterwards—information was given to me by Hall's immediate superior, Gellatley—the value of the paper and ink would be about 1/4 d., or nominally, but the value of the proof depends upon whose possession it got into, and
<hi rend="italic">Hotspur's</hi> tips would be of considerable value to publish, or publishers would not seek to obtain them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I believe the
<hi rend="italic">Special Race Card</hi> is only published in the flat racing season.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence on oath, said that as assistant publisher for Mr. Boyes his duty was to collect the earliest copies of the papers in the early morning, that anyone could get the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">DAILY TELEGRAPH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">at</hi> 3.15
<hi rend="italic">to</hi> 3.30
<hi rend="italic">a.m</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and the sooner he secured his copies, for which he was allowed</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">a morning, the sooner he finished his duties, and securing the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">DAILY TELEGRAPH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">so early enabled him to get home an hour earlier, or about</hi> 7.30
<hi rend="italic">a.m.; that Hall had agreed to supply him with an early copy of the paper at</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">a morning, but that he never asked for a proof, nor incited him to steal.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, June</hi> 3
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1902.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LOCKWOOD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19020602-name-75" type="given" value="ERNEST JAMES"/>ERNEST JAMES BERESTER</persName> </hi>. I am a medical practitioner—about 11.45 p.m. on May 3rd I was summoned to 9, Herger Road—I saw the prosecutor and the prisoner—the prosecutor had been drinking, but not to such an extent as not to know what he was doing—he had an incised wound on his left index finger and a punctured wound on the thumb of the left hand, two contused eyes, and an abrasion on the back of the right hand—the wounds on the hand I should say were probably caused by a knife, the most serious wound was the one on the finger, it went down to the bone—it has healed now.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020602-name-76" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES DABER</persName> </hi>. On May 3rd, between 11 and 11.30, p.m. I was in Mason Avenue—I went into Herger Road and saw the prosecutor and the prisoner struggling and Fitz Gibbons pulling the prisoner off the prosecutor—I did not notice that the prosecutor was hurt until after the prisoner was put to bed—they were both intoxicated—the son was the worst of the two</p>
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<p>—I knew them both well before this—they live together, the son works for the Wealdstone County Council—he is a peaceable man—I have never seen him like this before.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020602-name-77" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN COX</persName> </hi> (81 X) On May 3rd, about 12 p.m., I was on the London and North Western railway bridge at Wealdstone, in the parish of Harrow—I went to 9, Herger Road—I saw a doctor there—the prosecutor was lying on the bed bleeding—the prisoner was sitting in a chair—the prose
<lb/>cutor had been drinking—I asked him who had cut him—he said, "My son must have done it, no one else could"—I asked the prisoner if he had got a knife—he said he had got one—I asked him to produce it—he failed to do so—I asked him to describe it—he said it was a white-handled knife with two blades, one broken—I had found this knife before I went in (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—it answers that description—I told him he must come with me to the station, and I showed him the knife at the station—he identified it as his property—the prosecutor came to the station—he said he did not want to charge his son, and that they had had a scuffle on the ground, and that is how it had happened—he did not say how the quarrel arose—I saw them about fifteen minutes before and they went off the railway bridge arm-in-arm—there is the Station Hotel there—the prisoner did not appear to be drunk, he walked all the way to the station without' my putting my hand on him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoners Defence.</hi> I have nothing to say, I know nothing about it; this is the first quarrel we have ever had: I have no witnesses to call.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. INMAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">H</hi> 64.) I was in Great Prescott Street on May 5th about 4.30 p.m.—I saw the two prisoners and two or three others not in custody going along the street in company with the prosecutor who was drunk—my suspicions were aroused, and I followed them—they went about thirty yards—they got the prosecutor down—Exley got hold of him by the throat with his left hand and Stevens put his left hand into his left coat pocket—I ran up to them and caught hold of Exley and another man who slipped his muffler and got away—I shouted out and a railway constable stopped Stevens—I took them to the station where they were charged—they made no reply—I ascertained the prosecutor's name—he has gone to sea—the magistrate did not bind him over.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I have seen Stevens before.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020602-name-82" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR KING</persName> </hi>. I am a railway constable in the service of the Great Eastern Railway—I was on duty at the goods depot in Great Prescott Street on May 5th about 4.30 p.m.—I saw the prosecutor and five others come down from the Minories and go through Goodman's Yard—I had suspicions about them—I told the last witness about them—he got behind some vans—I watched them from the other side of the road—the prisoners knocked the prosecutor down and the five men all got round him—the</p>
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<p>last witness caught hold of Stevens, who got away and ran towards me—I caught him and took him to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Stevens.</hi> I do not know if you have three stitches in your leg, they did not prevent your running.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Exley, in his defence, said that he met Stevens who was very lame; that they met the prosecutor and the other men, who were having a row; that they went into Great Prescott Street; that there was a fight between the prosecutor and the other men; that as he and Stevens were helping the prosecutor up they were arrested.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Stevens' Defence.</hi> I am innocent of the robbery, I had got a wound in my leg.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I know Wells Street—the Seamen's Pay Office is there, it is about ten minutes walk from where the prosecutor was assaulted.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. Both the prisoners had their hands in the prosecutor's pockets—I tried to take both of the prisoners, but some one knocked my helmet over my eyes so that I could not see.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020602-429-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">STEVENS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at Thames Police Court on January</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">th.</hi> 1902,
<hi rend="italic">and four other convictions were proved against him.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EXLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-429-19020602 t19020602-429-punishment-18"/>Twenty months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, June</hi> 3
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1902.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before J. A. Rentoul, Esq., K.C.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MORROW</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19020602-name-87" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CLARKE</persName> </hi>. I am employed by Mr. Nelson, wharfinger, at Fresh Wharf, London Bridge—I know Tanner—on May 8th I saw him taking boxes of lemons through the gateway, and I asked him where he was going—he said he was going round the trade—I heard next day that they belonged to Isaacs and Sons, Ltd.—I saw him put three boxes on a barrow—I did not see the barrow go away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Tanner.</hi> If I knew anyone carrying boxes and they gave a proper answer I would let them through.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Smith.</hi> I know nothing about you.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">M.</hi>) On May 8th I was on duty at Snowfields, Bermondsey, and saw Smith with three others wheeling a barrow con
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Smith.</hi> You did not carry any of the boxes into the house—you did not leave the barrow—you sat on the handles outside the house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I said at the Police Court that from Tanner's general appearance I believed he was one of the men there, but I could not swear to it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19020602-name-89" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS LANKHAM</persName> </hi>. I am a porter at Fresh Wharf—on May 8th I saw the two prisoners there all day up to 4 p.m.—after that I saw them in the street at 5.30 p.m.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I did not see them take away the lemons.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19020602-name-90" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES PULLE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective M.</hi>) At the station Smith was asked if he could satisfactorily account for the possession of the lemons, and he said, "I met a man in the Borough and he asked me to buy them, he said,' You can have them cheap,' so I bought them for 8s."—he was then asked to give the name of the man for reference, and he said, "Believe me, sir, these things do not belong to me at all, they were brought on my barrow"—he was then charged with being in the unlawful possession of the property—inquiries were subsequently made and on the 9th Thomas Lankham identified the property at Bermondsey Police Station as that of Isaacs and, Sons, Ltd., stolen from Fresh Wharf on the 8th—Tanner was arrested on the 12th, and on the 16th Smith was asked to be discharged at South-wark Police Court, and he was re-arrested on the present charge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Smith.</hi> The barrow did belong to you—you had it on hire.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020602-name-91" type="given" value="JAMES EDMUND"/>JAMES EDMUND BROOKE</persName> </hi>. I am warehouse manager to Messrs. Isaacs—I identified the four cases of lemons in question as their property—value £2—they were unloaded at Fresh Wharf ex "Gilimot" on May 8th—neither of the prisoners had any right to them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for Smith.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19020602-name-92" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am Smith's wife—he went out on May 8th at 8.30a.m, and returned home the worse for drink at about 7 p.m.—I asked him if I should turn his barrow over—he said, "No, someone had taken it"—he went out again between 8 and 9 p.m.—about 12 p.m. that night Tanner came to me and said, "Mrs. Smith, Harry is locked up"—I said, "What for?"—he said, "I took his—barrow away and put four cases of lemons on it, and took it to my mother's place to unload, when he came up to take his barrow away again, and got locked up."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MORROW</hi>. We live close to Snowfields.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Tanner.</hi> You did tell me what I have stated.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19020602-name-93" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK WATTS</persName> </hi>. I heard Tanner say to Mrs. Smith that he was the cause of all the trouble.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Tanner, in his defence, denied having said what Mrs. Smith had stated.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Smith, in his defence, said that he was entitled to a</hi>"
<hi rend="smallCaps">TRUE BILL</hi>,"
<hi rend="italic">and that the case had not been made out.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>.
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<hi rend="italic">then</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1894,
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to stealing and receiving a cheque-book the property of
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to forging and uttering an order for the payment of £5 with intent to defraud;</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to obtaining £5 from
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19020602-433-offence-1 t19020602-name-100"/>Emma Thornhill</persName>, a girl above the age of 13 and under 16.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. OSWALD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19020602-434-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="concealingABirth"/>to endeavouring to conceal the birth of her female child.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FLEMING</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">as amicus curice, submitted that there was no evidence of con
<lb/>cealment of birth, to which the Court agreed.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FLEMING</hi>
<hi rend="italic">offered no evidence, the prisoner withdrew her plea, and the Jury found a verdict of</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, June</hi> 4
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1902.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Grantham.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">ourselves</hi> before I left, and that is all that was said—I returned between 7.15 and 7.30—I went downstairs—a little while afterwards a police inspector came in and I went upstairs into the bedroom with him and found the boy lying on the bed dead.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020602-name-105" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE WEBB</persName> </hi>. I am the daughter of Mrs. Webb, the landlady of 65, Woodstock Road—Mr. and Mrs. Marks and the little boy used to lodge with us—the prisoner has been very gloomy and depressed for the last four or five months—she said she had rheumatism and sciatica—she always seemed to be very fond of the deceased—I saw him in the middle of the day on May 7th, when he came back from school—he went back to school again—I went out about 4.30, leaving the prisoner alone in the house—I returned about 6.30, and met the prisoner at the front door—she left me, saying she would be back in about five minutes.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Inspector Y.</hi>) About 8 p.m., on May 7th, the prisoner came to Hornsey Road police station and made a statement to me—she said, "About 6 p.m. I strangled my little boy aged nine years, by tying a piece of cord round his neck; I have been to Islington police station, and they told me to come to Hornsey police station"—I asked her where the boy was, and she said, "On his bed upstairs"—I went with a detective to the house at Woodstock Road—I found the body of the deceased lying on a chair bedstead, partially covered with a counterpane, and a piece of cord tied eight times round his neck—I cut it with my pocket-knife—a doctor was sent for, but the boy was found to be dead—the prisoner seemed very quiet and peculiar about her eyes—she was left during the night under the charge of the matron.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020602-name-108" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK BUTTERS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Y.</hi>) On May 8th I was at Hornsey Road police station—I took charge of the prisoner while the matron was away for a short time—she said to me, "Did you see my boy,"I said—she said, "Mr. Marks is the father of my boy, he seduced me when I was nineteen, and promised to marry me; I have lived with him this past nine years as his wife; he is much older than me; him not marrying me has worried me of late; I have known for months it would come to this, I have been so worried about Mr. Marks being ill, I was afraid ve should be turned out into the street and not a friend to go to in world."</p>
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<interp inst="t19020602-name-109" type="given" value="MICHAEL JOSEPH"/>MICHAEL JOSEPH BULGER</persName> </hi>. I am divisional surgeon of police; I saw he body of the deceased on the evening of May 7th; he had died from strangu
<lb/>lation—there were marks on his neck of a cord having been tied tightly round it.</p>
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<persName id="t19020602-name-110" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19020602-name-110" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SCOTT</persName> </hi>. I am medical officer at His Majesty's prison at Holloway—I have had the prisoner under my observation since May 8th—when she was first admitted she seemed very depressed, that depression ha continued—I have had several conversations with her—I think the cause of her depression is the long mental strain and worry on account of he position and dread as to what might happen to her and her son, aggra
<lb/>vated by the recent illness of herself and Mr. Marks—I think she may have suffered from rheumatism and sciatica—she said she had been unable sleep, and that would affect her mind very much—she appeared to be very fond of the deceased—she said she felt so miserable that she thought the best way would be to end her life, that she could not leave the boy behind her so she took his life, but that her courage failed her, so she did not strangle herself as she had intended—I believe she has been suffering from melancholia, for some time—I do not think she could distinguish between right and wrong properly on May 7th—she is suffering from melancholia at present—I have had reports about her put before me—her mother was in Colney Hatch, I believe, from depression.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">but insane at the time.</hi> </rs> The jury were of opinion that Marks deserved censure.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HARRY EDWARDS</hi> (30)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19020602-436-offence-1 t19020602-name-112"/>Lilie Edwards</persName>, a girl under thirteen years of age.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">for the prosecution, offered no evidence.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19020602-437-offence-1 t19020602-name-114"/>George Clay</persName>, with intent to murder him.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi> and
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KERSHAW</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES HAWKINS</hi> (325
<hi rend="italic">H.</hi>) About 4.30 a.m., on May 22nd, I was on duty in Hanbury Street—I went towards the Leighhoy public-house—I saw the prisoner with two men named Fitzwater and Morrissy—Wilson got on Morrissy's shoulders and looked through the fanlight of the public-house—I watched round a corner—the prisoner was trying the fanlight—on seeing me he got off Morrissy's shoulders, and they all walked away—I went up to the prisoner and asked him what he was doing at the fanlight; he said he was trying to get a drink—I walked along with them waiting for assistance of other officers, so that we could arrest all three—we went up Great Garden Street, which is about 300 yards from the public-house—I saw
<hi rend="largeCaps">P.C</hi>. Lewis in Great Garden Street—Wilson drew a revolver from his pocket and deliberately fired at me, saying, "You wont follow us any further you f"—I was about six yords from him—he a med at my face, but I drew back, and the bullet struck me in the chest—I was wearing my overcoat (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—it struck me at about the third button, the mark is here now—it has not gone right through—the cloth is very stout here—after Wilson had fired, he and the other men ran away—ran after them with Lewis—I did not see Clay—I saw Wilson taken into custody—I did not help to take him to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I walked with the men for about five or ten minutes—I was walking and talking with them—they all seemed perfectly sober—the revolver was drawn, aimed, and fired very quickly—by the time I had recovered myself the prisoner had got about forty yards away—I said before the magistrate that the prisoner had said, "You won't follow me any further"—I do not know that I said he deliberately fired at me when I was before the magistrate—this (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) is the revolver.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The prisoner may have said, "You won't follow us any further" to the other constable who we met as well as to me—he did not fire at the other constable when he fired at me—at the station he said, "You may as well shoot me now and kill me, and done with it, and send me back to that hole"—I put that down in my own book—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. There was a good deal of necessary violence used to take the prisoner to the station, but not by me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. This is the bullet which was extracted from my coat at the station.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19020602-name-115" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19020602-name-115" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19020602-name-115" type="surname" value="LEWIS"/>
<interp inst="t19020602-name-115" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY LEWIS</persName> </hi> (332
<hi rend="italic">H.</hi>) In the early morning of May 22nd I was on duty in Hanbury Street—I saw Hawkins following the prisoner and two other men—he called upon me to stop the man in the Trilby hat—that was the prisoner—I had not heard any noise before that—the prisoner was running towards me then—I ran after him, through Lombard Street—he went through Speller Street—I caught sight of him again, and we went along Albert Street—I called out to some private person there to stop him—the prisoner took a pistol from his right-hand pocket, and fired at him—I could not see whether he was hit—I have not seen the person since—I think he ran away, he did not fall—I continued after Wilson—I saw Constable Clay—I called out to him to stop the prisoner, who took out the pistol, presented it at Clay's head and fired—he still ran on—I turned</p>
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<p>and doubled back through Albert Street and caught him up—he then stopped, put his pistol in a line with my face, and said, "If you touch me 1 will shoot you stone dead"—he fired, and the bullet struck me below my left breast and above my belt—it went into my coat and then fell out—the prisoner turned round to run away—I drew my truncheon and struck him across the shoulders with it—he fell down—I went to catch hold of him, and he kicked me in the stomach—I hit him again with my truncheon—I went for his body, but he was struggling, and I hit him on his forehead—that is the place which is plastered now—the revolver was in his right hand—he attempted to use it again, but I struck him on the head again, and prevented him from doing so—another constable came up, and we secured the prisoner, and took him to the station—he started going all right, but when we got near the station he became very violent and tripped us both up, and we all three fell down—the revolver was picked up in the road where I had struck him—I did not feel the impact of the bullet when it struck me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have been in the force about four years, and have often given evidence before magistrates—I said before the magistrate that the pistol was aimed at Clay's head—I did not hear the prisoner say anything to Hawkins and I do not think Hawkins was near enough to hear what the prisoner said to me—my first blow struck the prisoner on his shoulders—the second and third blows struck him on his, head—he was in an excited condition at the station—when he tripped us up two more constables helped us to get him on his feet, and then they left us.</p>
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<persName id="t19020602-name-116" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19020602-name-116" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19020602-name-116" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE CLAY</persName> </hi> (472
<hi rend="italic">H.</hi>) I was on duty in
<hi rend="italic">the early</hi> morning of May 22nd—I saw the prisoner running towards me followed by Lewis and Macfanchen—I tried to stop him—he put his hand into his right-hand coat pocket, pulled out a revolver, turned round, and fired at my head—he was about five yards from me—I put my left hand up to save my face—the bullet entered my hand just below the fleshy part of the little finger—it has not been taken out that I know of—I ran after the prisoner blowing my whistle I did not help to take him to the station—I walked up behind—I could not use my hand—I have been off duty since.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner had got nothing in his hand when I first saw him, and he took the revolver out of his pocket as he was running—it was the work of an instant.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19020602-name-117" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19020602-name-117" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19020602-name-117" type="surname" value="OLIVER"/>
<interp inst="t19020602-name-117" type="given" value="HEWITT"/>HEWITT OLIVER</persName> </hi>. I am divisional surgeon at 2, Kingsland Road—I attended to Clay on May 22nd—he had a lacerated wound below the little finger of the left hand—I think it was a bullet wound—there is some doubt as to whether it is still in his hand or not—I think it is there now but it was thought not desirable to disturb it as the tissues are lacerated—he is., off duty still.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The presence of the bullet could be ascertained by the X rays—that has not been thought necessary.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. He will probably be off duty for another month—it was a serious wound—I believe the bullet struck against the bone—if ho had not put up his hand, and it had struck his eye, it might have killed him, and would have certainly destroyed his sight.</p>
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<persName id="t19020602-name-118" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19020602-name-118" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT MACFANCHEN</persName> </hi> (339
<hi rend="italic">H.</hi>) On May 22nd, about 5 a.m., I was in Hanbury Street—I saw the prisoner running towards me, followed by Hawkins—I went towards the prisoner—he turned back and ran through Hanbury Street—I ran through Lever Street—at the corner of Under
<lb/>wood Street, Clay crossed Buxton Street, and tried to stop him—the pri
<lb/>soner turned round, stood and levelled a revolver at Clay's head and fired—he then ran through Underwood Street and Albert Street—I afterwards saw him in the custody of Lewis, and I assisted to take him to the station—he went quietly till within 200 yards of the station, where he became very violent, and threw us both to the ground.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had to use my truncheon—I struck him on the arms and legs with it—I told the magistrate that the prisoner leveled the revolver and fired it at the constable's head—it was all done very quickly.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19020602-name-119" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19020602-name-119" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19020602-name-119" type="surname" value="PRICE"/>
<interp inst="t19020602-name-119" type="given" value="JACOB"/>JACOB PRICE</persName> </hi>. I am a baker, and live at 122, Brick Lane—about 5 a.m. on May 22nd I was in my shop, and heard a police-whistle blowing—I went into Pellam Street—I saw Hawkins, and then I saw the prisoner who was pointing a revolver at a private individual—I shouted out, "Stop thief!"—after the prisoner had fired at the private individual he ran away—a policeman followed him, and he pointed the revolver at the policeman and fired—I do not know what part he aimed at—the policeman put his hand in front of his face—the prisoner still ran on, and was stopped by a couple of policemen.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I went to the police-court—I was not called as a witness—there were two other persons in the street—they did not go to the police-court—I made a statement to Sergeant Wensley—I called out to the private persons, "Stop the murderer"—I was a trifle excited.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19020602-name-120" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19020602-name-120" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19020602-name-120" type="surname" value="WENSLEY"/>
<interp inst="t19020602-name-120" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK WENSLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Sergeant, H.</hi>) On May 22nd I was at the police-court when the prisoner was brought there—he said to Inspector Divall, "I wish the revolver had been bigger; I would have shot them stone dead; when I come out I will make no mistake; I will kill the b—lot of them"—that was just after he had been charged with shooting at the officers.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He was a little bit hurt when he said that.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19020602-name-121" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19020602-name-121" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19020602-name-121" type="surname" value="NORMAN"/>
<interp inst="t19020602-name-121" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN NORMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector, H.</hi>) On May 22nd I went to the Leighhov public-house about 5.15 a.m.—I examined the premises—on the side door in Queen Street I found finger-marks on the lentil of the fanlight, and on the glass I found marks of a man's hand—on the finger-plate I found scratches which might have been caused by the toe of a boot—the scratches on the fanlight could not have been made by a man standing on the pavement it was too high—I had to be lifted up myself—the prisoner was searched in my presence—in his left vest pocket four loaded cartridges were found (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—a small piece of candle was taken from his ticket-pocket, and a box containing a few matches—I examined the revolver which was handed to me by a policeman—it was loaded in six chambers—four of the cartridges had been discharged, and two were still loaded—the fanlight could have been forced very it is only supported by two small pieces of beading.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I should say this revolver could not be bought at a toy shop for 2s. or 3s.—it is a well-finished article.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the magistrates</hi>: "There was not suffi
<lb/>cient strength in the bullets to go through clothes, the revolver should be tested."</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of shooting with intent to disable and to resist his lawful appre
<lb/>hension.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic"> He then</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at the Middlesex Quarter Sessions on November</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1897. (
<hi rend="italic">See page</hi> 678.)</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, Jane</hi> 4
<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="t19020602-438-offence-1 t19020602-name-124"/>Paul Peters</persName> in his dwelling house, and by menaces and threats putting him in bodily fear. Second count; Robbery on
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<interp inst="t19020602-name-125" type="surname" value="PETERS"/>
<interp inst="t19020602-name-125" type="given" value="PAUL"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19020602-438-offence-1 t19020602-name-125"/>Paul Peters</persName> with violence.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JOHN O'CONNOR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The evidence was interpreted to the prisoners.</hi> </p>
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<persName id="t19020602-name-126" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19020602-name-126" type="given" value="PAUL"/>PAUL PETERS</persName> </hi>. I live at 15, High Road, Tottenham—Faller lodged with me as a friend for eight months, and Wender as my housekeeper for six months—I am a chemist—I gave them notice to leave because several inconveniences had occurred—the notice would expire on May 28th—on May 18th, about 4 a.m., I woke up through a fearful pain at my throat—I found Faller on my chest trying to throttle me, and Wender at the foot of the bed holding my feet fast—Faller continued to throttle me and my feet were ultimately tied—after that they tied my hands—this is a part of the cord, I could not find the other part—Faller said if I cried for help he would shoot a bullet into my head with this revolver, which he went to fetch—it belongs to him—they took these two diamond rings to the value of £40 together, from under my pillow—I kept them there because before Christmas my house was broken into several times—they also took my purse, my cheque book, and my keys (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>), and £2 in gold, and some silver—my purse was in the pocket of my trousers which were on a chair—I was tied up in this manner from about 4.30 till 9.30 or 10 a.m.—I tried to get free—only we three persons lived in the house—at 9.30 the man left the room for a little while, and I broke a pane of glass in the window and cried for help—the window faces the street—when the woman heard the noise she shouted to the man to come back, and he came back—she told him not to let me free under any circumstances—they said I should transfer everything I had to them—the man spoke—they wanted mo to sign these papers—I refused as long as I could in the hope that my friend would come to look for me—I was lying all the time in the bed in my night shirt—the man said if I signed the papers quickly I could go—he produced these four papers—I signed each of them "Paul Peters" about 9.40 a.m. in consequence of menaces and threats—they arc in German—this is a translation:
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi> "Herewith I declare that I, of my own free will, left Mr.</p>
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<p>A. Faller and I shall undertake no steps which should be to his detriment.' B. "Herewith I declare that all furniture, utensils, and objects, etc. belong to Mr. Adolphe Faller as his own property, and I have not the slightest claim on them."C. "Herewith Dr. Peters in London owes to Mr. A. Faller 3,000 marks, and the same is payable at call, London, May 17th, 1902;" and D. "Herewith I declare that the agreement of Miss Emery is transferred to Mr. A. Faller, and I hereby revoke all my rights"—I had no shop—I am an experimental working chemist—they talked all the time about what they would do—the man had not courage, but the woman inspired him—when I had signed, the man untied the cords, while the woman said he should not do it, he should not set me loose—when I was loosed I dressed and left the house—I wanted to go straight to the police station, but the man followed me and threatened—he said, "If you create any unpleasantness I will put a bullet into your head"—he said that in the house—outside he did not speak to me—I walked as fast as I could to get away from him—I went to the railway station, but it was closed—then I went back and jumped on a tram—then he lost sight of me—I rode to the corner of the road and walked to the police station and made a complaint about twelve o'clock—it was Sunday—I saw a policeman and afterwards an inspector—they accompanied me to my house—I gave the prisoners into custody at once—I had previously spoken to them about their immorality—on May 17th, at tea time, my tea tasted horribly, and I could not drink it—I told the woman that from what she had done to the tea it could not be drunk.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Faller.</hi> I am a chemist—I hired the house on an agreement, I did not purchase it—(
<hi rend="italic">The agreement of September</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1901,
<hi rend="italic">was produced, and was for three years from September</hi> 30
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1901,
<hi rend="italic">also receipts for rent and demands for inhabited house duty</hi>)—I paid the rent and housekeeping out of my own money—I have private property—I inherited 70,000 marks from my parents, besides other property I have—I paid for my trip to German, at the end of January last, out of my own money—I gave you an obligation for your brother for 3,000 marks—I have the deed—I owe you nothing besides—I never received money from you—I bought one diamond ring from Williams, of Wardour Street, the other I accepted from a friend for payment of money I had advanced to him—when I was in Germany I was short of money and I pawned the ring—I redeemed it with my own money—I
<hi rend="italic">owe</hi> you no money—I am not backward in payment of my rent—the receipts are there.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020602-name-127" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY ANDREWS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector M.</hi>) On May 18th I saw Peters at St Ann's Road police station about 1.30—from what he told me I went with him to 15. High Road, Tottenham—I saw the prisoners in the kitchen—I told them that Dr. Peters had accused them of stealing his rings and money and that they would be arrested—Faller said, "They are not his rings they are mine," and he produced one of the rings from his trousers pocket—Wender said something in German I could not understand—I took Faller to the station where he produced the other ring and £2 7s. 6d., this cheque book, pass book, and the documents produced, from his breast pocket—there are two books and four documents written in German and signed</p>
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<p>by Paul Peters—the prosecutor showed me his wrist and ankles on which were slight abrasions as if they had been tied with cords.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective M</hi>) On May 18th I saw the prosecutor about 3 p.m. at St. Ann's Road police station—from what he said I asked Faller if he had a revolver in his pocket—he said, "No it is at the house in a drawer"—I accompanied the prosecutor to 15, High Road, Tottenham, and searched—in the hall umbrella stand I found this revolver—it was then loaded in the six chambers—in a trunk "which the prosecutor told me belonged to him I found this box containing cartridges, which I understood were in the house owing to burglaries—in the kitchen Peters said that Wender had assisted Faller to throw him down and steal his gold rings and money in the bedroom that morning—Wender said in English, "That is a lie, I did not tie him; the things belonged to Mr. Faller"—I took her to the station—she was charged with Faller—she wanted to make out that all the things belonged to him and that Peters had called her dirty names; that he had been complaining of both of them; that he was jealous of Faller, and that Peters had tied himself—she repeated that several times.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Faller, in his defence on oath, said that the prosecutor was not a chemist, that the house, money, and everything belonged to him but one ring, which he had redeemed for him and therefore that was his; that the prosecutor owed him money and was jealous of him, and that he lost his temper and seized the prosecutor, being excited. Wender, also on oath, said that she knew nothing about the tieing until she heard the window broken, and that the prosecutor had a grudge against her because she would not yield to his solicitations to immorality which Faller had never done, and that both were nothing more to her than employer and companion in the house; but that she continued to stop in the house because the prosecutor promised to set her up in a boarding-house.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">The jury strongly recommended Wender to mercy.</hi> </rs>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19020602-439-offence-1 t19020602-name-133"/>William Donaldson</persName>, the master of Perrin.</rs> </p>
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<persName id="t19020602-name-134" type="witnessName">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. W. B. CAMPBELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19020602-name-135" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19020602-name-135" type="given" value="WILLIAM ALFRED"/>WILLIAM ALFRED MATHAMS</persName> </hi>. I live at 9, Saver Street, Southwark, and I am a clerk to Messrs. Donaldson, carmen, of Crutched Friars—Perrin was employed by us, and on May 1st he was sent to the docks to get some chests of tea—he had eleven chests, two or three more were not there—he was to bring three to Crutched Friars—he carried two into the yard, and called out three by their numbers, 1012, 1013, and another number I do not remember—1012 he did not bring up—later in the day I asked him what had become of the other chest of tea—he said ho had brought it up—I looked for it—it was not on the premises—no one else had been on the premises since he brought the tea—the value of the chest of tea was £7—he had a light brown van with a number painted in white.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19020602-name-136" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19020602-name-136" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE GOODFELLOW</persName> </hi>. I live at 166, Biron Avenue, East Ham, and I am</p>
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<p>a delivery foreman at the Colonial Wharf, Wapping—I delivered to Perrin, in accordance with this delivery note, four chests of tea—one was No. 1012—he took them away in his van—I produced a sample of the tea at the police court, and at a subsequent date identified these wood, iron band, and lead as similar to that of the chests.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19020602-name-137" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19020602-name-137" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HART</persName> </hi>. I live at 39, Paragon Mansions—I am 16 years old and I am a van boy at Donaldson's—on Thursday, May 1st, Perrin brought three chests of tea to Donaldson's yard in a van about 12.30—he took two in and kept the other on the van—he said he could do with a chest—he drove the van away with the tea in it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19020602-name-138" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19020602-name-138" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES PANTON</persName> </hi>. I live at 35, Beechholme Road, Upper Clapton, and I am a clerk employed by Brown and Eagle, of Gower's Walk, about ten or fifteen minutes' walk from Crutched Friars—on May 1st, about 1.40, I saw Perrin sitting on the raised part at the end of a van, which was chocolate colour—a chest of tea was in the van—a barrow was backed on to the tail of the van by Hill and Henry Delafuente—Perrin assisted to throw the chest of tea off the van into the barrow—the other two covered it and took it up Cherry Tree Court—there is a way through, but not for a barrow—Perrin drove rapidly away with his empty van—I spoke to Constable Roberts, and to our chief clerk—Abraham Delafuente was standing at the entrance to the court as they pushed the barrow through—the next day I identified the Delafuentes and Perrin at Lemon Street police station, and Hill on May 5th, after touching one man by mistake—the van was No. 42, and its colour chocolate.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Hill.</hi> Sergeant Wensley did not say"Have another go."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19020602-name-139" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GRIFFITHS</persName> </hi>. I live at 2, Artillery Street, Bethnal Green, and I am a carman for Donaldson's—on May 1st I was in Gower's Walk about 12.30—I saw Hill and Henry Delafuente wheeling an empty barrow in Gower's Walk—they came back with a packet on it, and wheeled it into a shed on the left-hand side of a court—a constable went up the court, and about ten or twelve minutes afterwards Henry Delafuente came down the court with Hill wheeling the barrow with a bag and a half tied up, and went down Gower's Walk—the constable came down the street about ten minutes afterwards.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19020602-name-140" type="given" value="BERTRANT"/>BERTRANT ROBERTS</persName> </hi> (474
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>). On May 1st Panton spoke to me about 1 o'clock in Gower's Walk—I went to Cherry Tree Court—I saw Henry and Abraham Delafuente in the latters wood-chopping yard on the left of the court—I asked Abraham if he had seen anything come up the court on a barrow—he said, "No, but if it has it has gone through the
<hi rend="italic">boozer</hi>," meaning the Cherry Tree Court public-house—the court has an entrance in Gower's Walk, but the principal entrance is in Backchurch Lane—I asked Abraham which way he could get through the public-house, and he took me through into Backchurch Lane—in Abraham's hearing I asked the landlady if she had seen anything go through, and she said "No"—I returned in about ten minutes through the lane into the court, and entered Abrahams' shed—I saw a large fire, and wood burning similar to that of the tea-chest—I again spoke to Panton and took him to the station—I</p>
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<p>saw Henry again when I came on duty at 6.30 the same day—he was arrested on May 2nd.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Abraham.</hi> I did not come back in three minutes and search your shed—five or six minutes elapsed between the witness speaking to me and my questioning you, and ten minutes before I went up the court a second time.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19020602-name-141" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19020602-name-141" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE DALBY</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, and keep the Cherry Tree public-house, 111, Backchurch Lane—it backs on to Cherry Tree Court, which leads into Gower's Walk by a side passage, the front part of which is wide enough for a cart, but there is an iron bar and steps to go down—I know Abraham, who keeps the shed in the court, he is a wood-chopper—no chest of tea came through my premises between 12 and 1.30 on May 1st—the constable spoke to me and Abraham.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Abraham.</hi> You asked me if a chest of tea had come through, not the constable.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19020602-name-142" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19020602-name-142" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN GILL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective H.</hi>) On May 2nd I went with Wensley and saw Henry Delafuente in Cherry Tree Court about 10 a.m.—Wensley said, "We are going to take you into custody on suspicion of being con
<lb/>cerned with others in stealing and receiving a chest of tea yesterday"—he replied, "I know there was a chest of tea brought here, but I was not here, I can prove I was at my father's place, but Abraham brought a pound of tea, and the tea lying about dropped from his pocket"—about a pound of tea was scattered about the floor—he was taken into custody—the shed was left in charge of other officers—I returned to the shed about 12 o'clock—I said to Abraham, "You will be taken into custody for being concerned with others in stealing a chest of tea yesterday"—he replied, "All right, you have got to prove it; a policeman came here, and I took him down the court to find it," and that he had some tea in his overcoat pocket, which fell to the floor—later, on examining the fireplace and getting these pieces out, he said, "This is my shed, I pay 8s. a week for it, the tea has gone, we have done you with all your b—cleverness, do what you like"—I examined his overcoat pocket—I saw no sign of tea or dust—I have examined the court—it would be difficult to get a chest of tea out through the passage—the chest could be broken up in a few minutes and the tea carried away if the bags were ready to put the tea in.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer H.</hi>) I was in Phillip Street on May 1st about 1.10 p.m., and about two minutes' walk from Cherry Tree Court and the shed belonging to Delafuente's father—I saw Henry go into his father's house, and afterwards come out—the court is at right angles with Gower's Walk, and Backchurch Lane runs at the other end parallel with Gower's Walk—a person going through must pass through the public-house—before you get to the public-house there is a passage and four or five steps, and there is a big van and a coffee stall there and wooden gates—the passage belongs to the public-house—I have measured the door—it is impossible to get a, chest of tea through it—no one could pass without being seen—the chest of tea would take about two minutes to break up—there are big hammers, pieces of iron, chopping instruments and all sorts of things in the shed—I searched for a coster's barrow, but found none.</p>
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<persName id="t19020602-name-144" type="witnessName">
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer H.</hi>) I was with Gill and arrested Henry Delafuente—I told him the charge—he said, "I know there was a chest of tea brought in; I was not here I can prove I was in my father's house; A. B. bought a pound of tea, and the tea you see lying about the floor dropped from his pocket"—tea was lying all over the floor, and he saw me looking at it—I raked up about 1 1/2 lbs. or 2 lbs.—later the same day I arrested Perrin at his employer's address—I told him the charge—he replied, "I left three chests at crutched friars, and know nothing about it; I never left my van all day long"—I arrested hill on may 5th—he said, "I am not working for delafuente now; I was there, but I did not have anything to do with it—I examined Abraham's shed—I picked up in the fire-place and produced at the police court these pieces of melted lead that go inside a tea chest and the wood and the iron banding which is used to bind the chests—they have been burned—there was a largish fire in a large grate, capable of holding a hundredweight of wood—i searched for coal, but found none.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Abraham.</hi> I tried to sift it—there was considerable more tea than dust.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Perrin's defence</hi> was that he knew nothing about it. Abraham Dela
<lb/>fuente's defence was that he was too busy at work to notice what was going on in the court, and there were three ways into it. Henry Delafuente's defence was that he was innocent, that he was at his father's place about 12.40,
<hi rend="italic">after looking for work, and could get a good character. Hill's defence was that he worked on the 'right-hand side of the same court, and waited for a load of wood, and that was all he had on his barrow.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for Hill.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19020602-name-145" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19020602-name-145" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19020602-name-145" type="given" value="PETER"/>PETER HEVERT</persName> </hi>. I am a woodchopper in Backchurch Lane—I know Hill—on May 1st he came to work at 8 o'clock—he worked till twelve, then went to dinner, and was back again at 1.30—my workplace is in Cherry Tree Court—between 12 and 1.3 I
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ABRAHAM DELAFUENTE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PERRIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to previous convictions of felony</hi>,
<hi rend="largeCaps">PERRIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">at Thames Police Court on April</hi> 29
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1901,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ABRAHAM DELAFUENTE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">at Clerkenwell on March</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1901.
<hi rend="italic">Another conviction was proved against</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ABRAHAM</hi>.
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<hi rend="italic">Five years' penal servitude.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY DELAFUENTE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PERRIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-439-19020602 t19020602-439-punishment-26"/>Twelve months' hard labour each</rs>.</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">who received a good character
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<hi rend="italic">See page</hi> 671.)</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, June</hi> 4
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1902.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Sergeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19020602-440-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/> to being in possession of housebreaking implements by night.</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs></p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19020602-441-offence-1 t19020602-name-148"/>Albert Bale</persName>,</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to feloniously receiving seventy dozen pairs of gloves and other articles the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19020602-441-offence-2 t19020602-name-149"/>Frank Stevens</persName>,</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to feloniously receiving seventeen watches and other articles the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19020602-441-offence-3 t19020602-name-150"/>Albert Woolf</persName>. </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WRIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I have not seen the knife that was taken from you (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—I should think it was a bigger knife than this that caused the wound.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">to put me through it</hi>—I told him to go home—he then rushed at me, and I knocked him down—he got up, and I told him to go away, and as he would not I took off my own coat, and we had two or three rounds, when he slipped down, his right arm went round, and I felt a knife go in, which sent me on my knees—when I got up the flap of my trousers dropped down—I put my hand there and found a hole—I walked about ten yards and became faint—I was taken to a chemist's shop, and the chemist told me to go to the hospital at once—I went there, where the wound was attended to—I was sent home, and was in bed for ten days—I did not see any knife in the prisoner's hand.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> On crossing the Common you did not ask me any question, you only wanted to fight me—I-did not tell you to take your wife on the f—Common.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020602-name-155" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED WILSON</persName> </hi>. I live at 19. Suffield Road, Acton Green—the last witness is my brother—I was walking with him on April 26th—the prisoner was going in the same direction with some women—as we passed my brother accidentally knocked up against one of the women, and she asked him where the b—h—he was coming to—my brother told her it was an accident, and the prisoner wanted to fight him—my brother said, "You go away you are too drunk"—the prisoner then went al ahead and we followed—at the corner of Beaconsfield Road we found the prisoner waiting with his coat off and he wanted to fight—he and my brother had two or three rounds, and at the end of the third sound they"closed"—or getting away from the prisoner my brother</p>
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<hi rend="italic">wacked</hi>"—I said, "What is up, Joe '"—he said "I am stabbed"—I took him to a chemist's shop, then to the hospital, and then home in a cab.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When I told you my brother was stabbed you did not tell me to fetch a policeman and lock you up—you made no remark at all—I did not see any knife in your hand.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020602-name-156" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN KING</persName> </hi>. I am potman at the Duke of Sussex public house, Acton Green—on April 26th, a little after 11 p.m., I saw the prisoner and the prosecutor fighting—after the third round the prosecutor said, "I am done"—I then saw his trousers were cut, and took him to a chemist's shop—I did not see the prisoner with any knife or any sharp instrument.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not hear you make any remark to the prose
<lb/>cutor's brother after he told you the prosecutor had been stabbed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. No one else was fighting with the prosecutor.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective T.</hi>) At 4.30 p.m. on April 27th I saw the defendant at 46, Somerset Street, Acton Green, and told him I should arrest him for cutting and wounding a man named Joseph Wilson last night in Beaconsfield Road—he said, "He assaulted me first; I did not stab him, I have not get a knife"—on the way to the station he said, "What is wrong with him?"—I said, "His left leg is cut eight or nine inches"—he said, "Why didn't they charge me when they took him to the hospital? I was there"—when charged at the station he made no reply—I searched him and found the knife produced.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "I am innocent of it."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner, in his defence, said that if he had used a knife or drew a knife some one must have seen him do it, and that he was innocent of it. He received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>, Receiving the same, well knowing it to have been stolen.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Reiners and Chapman</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. A. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">prosecuted</hi>; Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Henry Lawrence</hi>; Mr.
<hi rend="smallCaps">METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended John Lawrence.</hi>,.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020602-name-163" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER PERRY</persName> </hi>. I am foreman to Henry George Dutfield, of Upper East Smithfield, Carman and Contractor—Chapman and Reiners were carmen in our employ—on May 1st I sent Chapman to the Victoria Docks to fetch nine bags of coffee sweepings to deliver at Crutched Friars ware-house—I did not examine the bags—the value of 96 lbs. would be about £3 12s.—on May 3rd I saw Reiners at 8 a.m. washing his van—I did not see what became of him after that until I heard from the police station.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020602-name-164" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED BROWN</persName> </hi>. I am delivery foreman at the Victoria Docks—on May 1st Chapman took away nine bags of coffee beans weighing 10 cwt. I qr. 11 lbs.—I have since seen at the police station some coffee beans similar in quality.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020602-name-165" type="given" value="HENRY JOHN"/>HENRY JOHN AUBURN</persName> </hi>. I am foreman at Orutched Friars warehouse</p>
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<p>—on May 2nd Chapman delivered there nine bags of coffee—I noticed some of the hags were a little torn, so that a small portion could leak out—I weighed them, and they came to 9 cwt. 26 lbs.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Inspector H.</hi>) On May—'3rd, at 0 a.m., I was with Sergeants Wensley and Gill in Limehouse—I was in a covered van with Wensley watching Henry Lawrence's shop at 39. Gault Street—I saw a van drive up within thirty yards of the shop, and Reiners and Chapman got out of the van—Reiners walked into the shop—Chapman remained near the van—Reiners came out of the shop in three or four minutes and went back to the van—he went back again to the shop, and Chapman drew the van down to the shop—Chapman then got into the van and handed Reiners a sack nearly' full of something—he took it into the shop and put it down on the public side of the counter—Reiners came out, and Chapman handed him another bag containing a small portion of something, and Reiners took that also into the shop—Reiners and Henry Lawrence then came out, and Chapman led the horse and van away from the shop—Reiners and Chapman got into the van and drove away—I and Wensley followed, leaving Gill behind—we overtook them and brought them back to the shop, where we found Sergeant Gill and John and Henry Lawrence, and I believe there was a man apparently a traveller, there—during the time I watched the premises I had not seen John Lawrence—when I took Reiners into the shop Henry Lawrence, pointing to Reiners, said, "He dropped that bag here and asked me to mind it till to-night"—Reiners said, "Yes, sir, that is right"—Sergeant Gill then made a communication to me, and I told John Lawrence I should accompany him to their stables in Rodswell Road—on the way he said, "This is a nice thing for me; the moment I saw the stuff I said 'Chuck the b—stuff out in the road, do not run the risk with such stuff as that'"—I found nothing at the stables.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>. I did not see Henry Lawrence come out of the shop until Reiners went in.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>. I did not see Mr. Sims in the shop—I did not search John Lawrence's house—I will not swear it was not searched by the other officers—I do not know that he has been for the last 13 years in the service, of the London County Council, and that he has not been suspended since this charge was made—the statement by John Lawrence which I have read was written down by me shortly after he said it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant II.</hi>) I was with the last witness keeping observation on Lawrence's shop—I corroborate his evidence.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>. I saw Mr. Sims standing at the door of the shop—I do not think he could have heard what was said inside the shop.</p>
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<interp inst="t19020602-name-168" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN GILL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant H.</hi>) I was with the last two witnesses—immediately after Divall and Wensley had gone after Reiners and Chapman I saw John Lawrence coming from the shop carrying the large sack—when he had gone about 35 yards I wont up to him and said, "I am a police officer, what have you got in that sack"—he said, "I do not know, I am going to take it to the stables"—I took him back to the shop and he said to Henry, "What is in that sack you gave me to take to the stable?"—Henry replied, "Food for the horses, that is all"—Divall and</p>
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<p>Wensley then came up with Reiners and Chapman, and I spoke to them—Wensley then went through the shop parlour, and came back with a small sack—I then told them all they would be charged with stealing and receiving coffee, and they made no reply.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>. I cannot recognise Mr. Sims as being in the shop at the time—there was a man there—I did not hear Henry say, pointing to Sims, "Here is the man who heard the man ask me to let him leave it here," and Sims did not say,"I am here on business; it is true, a man brought it and asked to leave it here until to-night," neither did I say, "Oh, we know all about it."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>. John did not "go in after the coffee had been left in the shop, and Mr. Sims never said anything in my presence—I opened the bag in John's presence in the shop—he did not say, "Here is a fine thing; is this what I staked my reputation?</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> This is the first time it has been suggested to me that any conversation took place between Henry Lawrence and Mr. Sims in my presence—the defendants were represented by a solicitor at the police court, and I was not asked about it there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Henry Lawrence, in his defence on oath, said that Reiners asked him to buy the beans for</hi> 1 1/2
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">a pound, which he refused to do; that he asked if he might leave them in the shop until the evening, which he permitted him to do, and lent him</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Reiners</hi>) 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">for which he asked, believing he would again call for them in the evening'; that he asked his brother John to take the large sack to the stable, as there was no room in the shop, and he put the small sack himself in the yard, and that he had no knowledge of it being stolen property, nor was concerned in stealing it.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for Henry Lawrence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19020602-name-169" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19020602-name-169" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19020602-name-169" type="surname" value="SIMS"/>
<interp inst="t19020602-name-169" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SIMS</persName> </hi>. I am a traveller to Meredith and Drew, Biscuit Manufac
<lb/>turers—I was present in the shop when a man came in with a sack and asked if he could leave it in the shop, and Henry Lawrence told him to put it on the floor—he then asked his brother John to take it round to the stables, which he did—John was brought back soon after by Sergeant Gill, and said, "This is a nice thing for me"—I only saw one sack brought into the shop—a second sack could possibly have been brought in without my seeing it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">John Lawrence, in his defence on oath, said that he was simply asked by his brother to take the sack round to the stables; that he had no knowledge whatever that it contained stolen property, and denied making any statement to Divall.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The Lawrences and Chapman received good characters</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19020602-443-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-443-19020602 t19020602-443-punishment-31"/>Three years' penal servitude</rs> </hi>;</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19020602-443-verdict-3" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CHAPMAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t19020602-443-punishment-32" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t19020602-443-punishment-32" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def4-443-19020602 t19020602-443-punishment-32"/>Four months' hard labour</rs> </hi>;</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">REINERS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t19020602-443-punishment-33" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t19020602-443-punishment-33" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19020602-443-punishment-33" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-443-19020602 t19020602-443-punishment-33"/>Six months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19020602-444-offence-1 t19020602-name-171"/>Walter Thompson</persName> and stealing from him a watch chain.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ARNOLD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19020602-name-172" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19020602-name-172" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19020602-name-172" type="surname" value="THOMPSON"/>
<interp inst="t19020602-name-172" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER THOMPSON</persName> </hi>. I live at 99, Becklow Road, Starch Green, and am a painter—I have known the prisoner for a number of years—on May 12th</p>
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<p>last at 6 p.m. I met him in the White Lion beerhouse, Acton Hill—I treated him and another man to drink—I came out alone and went into a urinal about eighty yards away—the prisoner came in and said, "Give us 2d."—said, "I amt got it"—he said, "Come on, let's have it"—I again said, "I aint got it"—he then tugged my hand out of my left pocket and knocked me down senseless, and after coming to I missed 10s. in silver and a silver watch-chain—I went to my son's house after that and informed the police next morning.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> You did not accompany me to my son's house—I saw no more of you after you knocked me down in the urinal.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19020602-name-173" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19020602-name-173" type="given" value="WILLIAM DANIEL"/>WILLIAM DANIEL PRINCE</persName> </hi>. I keep the White Lion, High Street, Acton—on May 12th, in the evening. I saw the prosecutor and the prisoner in the bar drinking together—they went out together—the prosecutor was not quite sober, but knew what he was doing—the prisoner was quite sober.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19020602-name-174" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19020602-name-174" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19020602-name-174" type="surname" value="HOWARD"/>
<interp inst="t19020602-name-174" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HOWARD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective T.</hi>) I arrested the prisoner on May 26th—I told him he was wanted for assault and robbery at Acton—he said, "It is bad enough to suffer for what you do; it is worse to suffer for what you don't do"—on the way to the station he said, "Do you know who it was on," and when we got to the station I told him it was on Walter Thompson—he said, "Do you mean Wal Thompson; I will admit I was with him but 1 did not rob him"—when charged he made no reply.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The jury on intimation from his Lordship found a verdict of</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19020602-444-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t19020602-444-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="directed"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, June</hi> 4
<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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<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARD ARMSTRONG</hi> (20)</persName>
<rs id="t19020602-445-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19020602-445-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="breakingPeace"/>
<interp inst="t19020602-445-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="wounding"/>, Feloniously wounding
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19020602-445-offence-1 t19020602-name-176"/>Frederick Stout, Jun.</persName>, with intent to do grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. QUICK</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19020602-name-177" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19020602-name-177" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19020602-name-177" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK STOUT</persName> </hi>. I am a china and glass dealer at 86, Ely Terrace, Mile End Road-about 1.45 a.m. on May 20th I was in bed in the back room with my son Fred—I heard a knocking at the door—I got up and asked who it was; a voice said, "Does your son George live here"—I said, "No, he does not"—he said, "Where does he live"—I said,' I don't know, don't come and annoy me; I am his father"—he banged the door again—I opened the door and thought I heard a man run away—my son Fred ran out with his pants and shirt on—I ran after him to try to part them, as I saw them fighting—I think they fell once or twice; the last time my son said, "Hold him father, I am stabbed; Biddy Armstrong done it"—I took my son indoors—I saw no one else about the street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Biddy is the name of the prisoner's brother, I believe—this one is Edward, so they say—I don't know that they are like each other—I never knew them before—it was dark at the time—all I said before the magistrate and all I say now is, "When I opened the door I saw a man I believe to be the prisoner."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I subsequently picked him out from nine others at the police station.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19020602-name-178" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19020602-name-178" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK GIRDLE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective H.</hi>) I arrested the prisoner on May 20th</p>
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<p>—he was retained on another charge at the Thames police court, and he answered the description of a man who was wanted for stabbing—I placed him amongst nine others as like him as possible for identification—he was identified by the last witness—I then told him I should take him into custody for stabbing Frederick Stout at Ely Terrace, on May 20th, at 2 a.m.—he replied, "All right, I was in the police station at one a.m."—he made no reply when he was charged.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I can't say I know the brother Biddy—I think there are five of the Armstrongs—I know one, they call him "Stack,"Henry is his name—I should say the prisoner is like Biddy—they are all pretty much alike.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19020602-name-179" type="given" value="FREDERICK STOUT,"/>FREDERICK STOUT, JUNIOR</persName> </hi>. I am a china dealer at 86, Ely Terrace, Mile End Road—I live with my father—on May 20th I was in bed—a man knocked at the door and said, "come out here you white-livered bastard"—the door came open—I,
<hi rend="italic">fetched</hi> out of bed, passed by my father, and caught hold of the man; he stabbed me three times and I fell—I holload out, "Hold him father, I am stabbed"—I could not swear whether it was Edward or William Armstrong—I went by the voice—I was after
<lb/>wards taken to the London Hospital and was there ten days.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I can't say whether it was Edward or his brother—at the time I said it was "Biddy."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19020602-name-180" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19020602-name-180" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19020602-name-180" type="given" value="WILLIAM EDWARD MOORE"/>WILLIAM EDWARD MOORE EDE</persName> </hi>. I am house surgeon at the London Hospital—I examined the prosecutor on May 20th—he was suffering from three stabs, one in the nipple line of the eighth rib, another over the left scapula, and a third just on the right side of the spinal cord—this knife (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) would inflict such a wound.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19020602-name-181" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19020602-name-181" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19020602-name-181" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD WATSON</persName> </hi> (120
<hi rend="italic">H.</hi>) Just before twelve on May 19th I was on duty near 86, Ely Terrace, and heard a knocking at the door—I saw the prisoner and a woman there, and asked them to go away quietly—I sub
<lb/>sequently took them into custody—they were bailed at 1.30 a.m.—at 1.40 I met them in Whitefriars Lane, singing at the top of their voices—I asked them to stop and go along quietly and they did so—at 4 a.m. I passed through Ely Terrace again and found this knife—and at 5.30 I found this rent book (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—the name of Foley is in it—he is the prisoner's landlord and the man who bailed him out—Whitefriars Lane is about ten minutes' walk from Ely Terrace.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I know several of the prisoner's sisters-in-law—I know 105, Harley Street, that is about three minutes' walk from White
<lb/>friars Lane.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19020602-name-182" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19020602-name-182" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19020602-name-182" type="surname" value="SLOWEY"/>
<interp inst="t19020602-name-182" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS SLOWEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector. H.</hi>) On May 20th, about 1.25 a.m., the prisoner was in custody—he was bailed out at 1.30 exactly by a man named Foley—I identify the rent book as the one produced at that time—they left the station togther at 1.35—it would take fifteen or twenty minutes to reach Ely Terrace.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This was Arbour Square Police Station—it is about ten or twelve minutes walk from the nearest point of Whitefriars Lane.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19020602-name-183" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19020602-name-183" type="given" value="FREDERICK STOUT,"/>FREDERICK STOUT, SEN</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I did not catch hold of the man—I struck him as he was getting off my son, after he said he had been</p>
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<p>stabbed—the prisoner looks like the man, but I could not swear to him, it was rather dark—he ran away—I was in my night-shirt, and went back home.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19020602-445-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES BEALE</hi> (19)</persName>
<rs id="t19020602-446-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
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<interp inst="t19020602-446-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing and receiving an albert chain and medal, the property of
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<interp inst="t19020602-name-185" type="surname" value="MACKAY"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19020602-446-offence-1 t19020602-name-185"/>Thomas Grey Mackay</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BUSZARD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19020602-name-186" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19020602-name-186" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19020602-name-186" type="surname" value="MACKAY"/>
<interp inst="t19020602-name-186" type="given" value="THOMAS GREY"/>THOMAS GREY MACKAY</persName> </hi>. I live at 28, Sebley Road, and I am manager of the Manor Park Club, Tufnell Park—on May 24th I left a gold chain in a cupboard in my room—the premises were locked up each night—on that Saturday night the premises were locked up at 12.10—that is my chain (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—I went to the club on Monday, the 26th, and found the premises in possession of a constable, and my room and cupboard ran
<lb/>sacked—about £3 was missing from the club in addition to the chain, which was worth £5—I cannot say when the premises were broken into—it must have been between Sunday night and Monday morning—I am the only person who has a key of the cupboard.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19020602-name-187" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD ELLIOTT</persName> </hi>. I am the caretaker of the Manor Park Club, and live on the premises—on Sunday night, the 25th, I locked up the premises, and everything was all right then—on the following morning I found there had been a burglary—the premises ware ransacked—I did not know what property there was on the premises—the prosecutor's cupboard was broken open, and all the doors—I had fastened them the night before.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19020602-name-188" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19020602-name-188" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY WELLS</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. White, pawnbroker, of Whit-worth Road, Tufnell Park—on May 26th the prisoner came to the shop—he asked me whether the chain he had in his hand was gold—I said, "Yes" '—I asked him how he came possessed of it, and he said he bought it in a public-house, and gave 5s. for it—he remarked that he thought he had been done—I asked him to go inside the shop—we had received information from the police that an albert chain was missing—I asked the prisoner to leave it, and call again at 12 o'clock—he came back and asked me if I had heard anything as to the chain—I told him, "No," and asked him to call again at 6.45—he gave the name of Field, 11, Prow Road—he had never pawned things of that sort with us before—I was there when he called at 6.45—he asked me if there was anyone in the shop—a detective was there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19020602-name-189" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ROSENTRETER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Sergeant, J.</hi>) I went to Mr. White to make in
<lb/>quiries about this chain—the prisoner came into the next compartment—he said to Mr. White, "What about that chain"—Mr. White said, "There is someone round the other side who wishes to see you about it"—I then met the prisoner and asked him where he got the chain from—he said he bought it of a man in a public-house for 5s.—I then took him to the station—the magistrate committed him for receiving a stolen chain.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's Statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "The place was supposed to be broken into on the Sunday night, I can get evidence to prove where I was, I was in the Prince of Wales public-house, and while I was there a man came in, he had a chain in his hand, and started playing about with it he said, 'What do you reckon this is.' I said, 'It looks like gold,' he said, 'Do you want to buy it,' I said, 'How much do you</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police-Constable D.</hi>) I was on duty in Tottenham Court Road on June 1st between eleven and twelve—the prisoner was pointed out to me by the last witness—when arrested he said, "This is all right; I have been looking at the people dancing"—when charged at station the inspector said to the prosecutor, "Did the man strike you," and he replied, "No, he did not."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence on oath, said that after coming out of the public-house in Tottenham Court Road, he walked down the road with a flag in his hand; there were a lot of women and men dancing; a woman came up with a constable and accused him of stealing her brother's watch; that he turned round and said</hi>, "Where is your brother?"
<hi rend="italic">that the constable said, "Come and find him "; that the brother came up and said he did not know him</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">the prisoner</hi>);
<hi rend="italic">that he never told another man to take a run; that he was by himself, and had walked into the crowd to see the people dancing.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">He then pleaded guilty to a conviction of felony at Clerkenwell Police Court on June</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1898,
<hi rend="italic">and three other convictions were proved against him.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GREEN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Borders</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Jessop.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19020602-name-202" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MALLINSON</persName> </hi>. I am a store keeper and live at 36, Priory Road, St. Anne's Road—I was in the vicinity of Farringdon Street Station on May 12th, when I saw five or six men close round the prosecutor—Haller ton grasped his chain, and a struggle occurred—they both fell to the ground—I went to assist the prosecutor—Nye came to assist, and I believe he received the watch from the other prisoner—I received a blow on the neck—I followed up until I saw a constable—when arrested Nye struck the constable a blow in the face—he then ran away—I ran after him. And he turned and struck me in the throat, knocked me down, and jumped on me—I made a report at the police station—I did not see him again till, I think, May 21st, when I identified him amongst a dozen men—I have not recovered from my injuries yet.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Constable G.</hi>) I went to the Cheshire Cheese to arrest another man for an offence—Nye was there, and attempted with others to rescue the man from custody—he was arrested for that offence, and also on suspicion of being concerned with this charge—I know both prisoners to be the associates of thieves.</p>
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