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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>Law Booksellers and Publishers.</p>
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<p>On the King's Commission of</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Held on Monday, October 20th, 1902, and following days,</p>
<p>Before the Right Hon.
<hi rend="largeCaps">SIR JOSEPH COCKFIELD DIMSDALE</hi>, Bart., M.P.,
<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; the Hon. Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN CHARLES BIGHAM</hi> and the Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t19021020-name-1" type="given" value="ARTHUR RICHARD"/>ARTHUR RICHARD JELF</persName> </hi>, two of the Justices of His Majesty's High Court; Sir.
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<interp inst="t19021020-name-2" type="given" value="REGINALD"/>REGINALD HANSON</persName> </hi>, Bart., M.A., LL.D., F.S.A.; Sir
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<interp inst="t19021020-name-3" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER WILKIN</persName> </hi>, K.C.M.G:, and Sir
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<interp inst="t19021020-name-4" 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="t19021020-name-5" type="given" value="WALTER VAUGHAN"/>WALTER VAUGHAN MORGAN</persName> </hi>, Esq., Sir
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<interp inst="t19021020-name-6" 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="t19021020-name-7" 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="t19021020-name-8" 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="t19021020-name-9" type="given" value="JAMES ALEXANDER"/>JAMES ALEXANDER RENTOUL</persName> </hi>, Esq., K.C., M.P., LL.D., Deputy Judge of the City of London Court, 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="t19021020-name-10" type="given" value="GEORGE WYATT"/>GEORGE WYATT TRUSCOTT</persName> </hi>, Esq., Alderman</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS HENRY BROOKE-HITCHING</hi>, Esq., J.P.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ALFRED PERCY DOULTON</hi>, Esq.</p>
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<interp inst="t19021020-name-11" 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. TWELFTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—a dagger</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday and Tuesday, October</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th and</hi> 21
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1902.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">One day's imprisonment</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Six months' hard labour</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Six months' hard labour.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">One day's imprisonment</hi> </rs>—and
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<hi rend="smallCaps">BIRON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>, and Mr.
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<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19021020-name-25" type="given" value="FREDERICK HORTIS"/>FREDERICK HORTIS BRADLEY</persName> </hi>. I am a postman in the General Post Office, and live at 17, Hemstal Place, St. John's Wood—on September 13th, about 2.15 p.m., I was about to clear out the pillar box in Copthall Avenue—I had not opened the box—the prisoner came up and said he had dropped a half-sovereign into the box amongst some letters he had posted—I opened the box—a man dressed as a painter came up on my right side and said, "I am sorry, postman, I have put some paint on your keys; I will wipe it off"—the keys were hanging in the keyhole—the prisoner was still saying he had dropped a half-sovereign into the box—the painter took the keys out to wipe the paint off, and I noticed him take a small cardboard box from his pocket—he was pressing the key on a ball of wax or some substance in the box—I was still clearing the box—when he produced the box the prisoner said, "It must be down in the corner there"—there was no half-sovereign there—I had no reason for noticing the painter—the keys were smeared with a paint-brush—the man had a paint can in his left hand and a brush in his right, and he smeared the keys as the door was swinging open—first of all I thought it was an accident, then I began to get suspicious when the prisoner was still
<hi rend="italic">carrying on</hi> about the half-sovereign—the painter then put the keys back into the keyhole—I said, "There is no half-sovereign in here"—the prisoner pulled thirteen or fourteen sovereigns from his pocket and said, "I am very sorry, postman, I have got it here; take this sixpence"—I refused the sixpence, and the prisoner then walked away in the direction of the painter—I closed the box and gave my bags into the charge of a man who keeps a stall close by—I called a constable, and we followed the two men—we met them in Drapers' Gardens—the prisoner turned round when
<hi rend="italic">he see</hi> us coming and walked towards us—the painter ran away in the opposite direction, and got away—I caught hold of the prisoner's arm and said, "Half a minute"—he said, "I have not touched your keys," and ran away—I ran after him shouting out, "Hold him, hold him"—he ran into a doorway in the Stock Exchange, and was stopped by Mr. Simmons on the first floor—I saw the prisoner put his hand into his inside pocket and throw something into a basement—I did not pick it up, but a con
<lb/>stable brought it into Moor Lane Station—this is it—it is a small box like the one the painter had—it contains a piece of wax and the impression of a post-office key on it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. Each pillar-box has a different key.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have here the key I was opening the box with when the prisoner was there—there are seven keys on this bunch, and they fit the boxes I collect from, and each key is numbered—this one is 62A—I do not think the impression on this piece of wax is the impression of this key—Copthall Avenue is not a very busy place at 2.15 p.m.—I did not notice anybody pass—the box door opened to the right—the prisoner was standing on my left—the painter was on the same side as the door, before I opened the door I only saw the prisoner standing close to the box, I did not then notice the painter—it was about half a minute after I inserted the key into the box that I saw the painter—I did not suspect anything when I inserted the key—after the painter had placed the paint on the keys he</p>
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<p>took them out of the door—the impression on this wax represents the part of the key which opens the lock—the painter did not take the wax out of its box—I do not say this is an impression of this key—when the painter put the paint on the keys it aroused my suspicions—I did not say anything to him, because I thought I would let him take an impression of the key, and if I had called to him then no doubt he would have run away—I went on collecting the letters—the painter went away first—he went away quietly—the prisoner remained behind—the painter had gone about ten yards before the prisoner left the box, and then he followed in the same direction—I lost sight of them then—the prisoner returned to me when the constable was walking with me—the painter was in sight then—when the prisoner got up to me the painter ran away—I had the keys in my hand when the prisoner came back to me, as the painter had put them back into the lock, and after I had emptied the box I took them out of the keyhole—the prisoner had not touched the keys—he was dressed as he is now.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> This was a Saturday afternoon.</p>
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<interp inst="t19021020-name-26" type="given" value="GEORGE HERBERT"/>GEORGE HERBERT SIMMONS</persName> </hi>. I am cashier at the London and West-minster Bank, Lothbury—I was in Throgmorton Street on September 13th about 2.30 p.m.—I saw the prisoner leaving a small crowd, and I heard somebody say, "Stop that man"—seeing he was the only one on the move I followed him, and caught him at the foot of the staircase of 14, Throgmorton Street, where he had run—with the help of two or three other gentlemen I detained him till the police arrived—he did not resist at all—after he had been removed it occurred to me to look about where he had been standing—I found on the foot of the stairs behind the lift, where it is very dark, a little cardboard box containing a piece of rag and a piece of wax.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I heard someone calling out about another man—I do not know if the painter had passed the door where I had found the box, I understood he ran the other way.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">F. H. BRADLEY</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) The supposed painter ran down Drapers' Gardens, and in the opposite direction to the prisoner—I do not know if he passed the door where the box was found—I did not see him.</p>
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<interp inst="t19021020-name-27" type="given" value="LEONARD JAMES"/>LEONARD JAMES LIVINGS</persName> </hi>. I am a printer's messenger, and live at 116, Sidmouth Road, Leyton, Essex—on Saturday, September 13th, about 2.30 p.m., I saw a postman speaking to a policeman—about two minutes afterwards I saw a painter running towards Austin Friars—he threw a paint-pot away, which I picked up.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City.</hi>) On Saturday, September 13th, Bradley spoke to me—I went with him to Throgmorten Avenue—I saw the prisoner in conversation with a man dressed like a painter—they parted company, and from what Bradley told me I followed the painter into Austin Friars—he saw me following him and ran away into London Wall and got away—I went back and found the prisoner detained by Mr. Simmons and Police-constable Baker—Bradley gave him into my custody, and I took him to the station—he made no reply to the charge—I found on him £7 10s. in money, one Kruger sovereign, some French money, a pencil-case, a</p>
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<p>watch and chain, a memorandum-book, and other articles—he refused his address.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was in uniform—I did not see the postman go up to the pillar-box—he had left the box before I saw the prisoner—I was not in sight of the pillar-box at all.</p>
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<interp inst="t19021020-name-29" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED BAKER</persName> </hi> (959
<hi rend="italic">City.</hi>) Mr. Simmonds gave me the box with the wax impression—I detained the prisoner until Musk came up—he said, "What is all the excitement over, I have done nothing."</p>
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<interp inst="t19021020-name-30" type="given" value="ALFRED DANIEL"/>ALFRED DANIEL HART</persName> </hi>. I am a postman in the Northern District, and live at 18, Sedon Street, Cannon bury—on September 11th I was making a collection in my district about 1.55 p.m.—the pillar-box is in the Upper Street, Islington—it is known as St. Mary's Church pillar-box—when I got to the box I saw the prisoner standing up against the church—I have no doubt that he is the man—he was counting some gold coins in his left hand—he came up to me and asked me if I collected that box—I said, "Yes"—I understood him at first to say that he had posted a letter containing half a sovereign—then I understood him to say that he had posted some letters with half a sovereign between them by accident—he offered me 6d., which I refused—he wanted me to look for the half-sovereign—I told him I could not give it to him even if I found it—I looked into the box—I saw no half-sovereign there—while I was looking into the box my bunch of keys was hanging in the keyhole—a man who had the appearance of a painter came up on my left side—he said something which I did not hear—he had an apron and a cap on, and I saw something in his hand which I took to be a paint-pot—the door was then open and the keys were hanging in the lock—I did not see if he did anything to the keys—I told the prisoner there was no half-sovereign in the box, and he again pressed me to take 6d. which I did—then he stood a little way off the box counting his gold again—he said he had found the half-sovereign in between the gold—he then went away—on September 22nd I went to the Guildhall Police Court, where I picked out the prisoner from eight or nine others as being the map I had seen on September 11th or 12th—I am not certain which day it was.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I reported what had taken place to the officer in charge when I returned to the post-office—I did not see the prisoner speak to the painter—I did not notice if they walked away in opposite directions or not.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1897,
<hi rend="italic">as
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19021020-name-36" type="given" value="FREDERICK WILLIAM"/>FREDERICK WILLIAM TOWNLY</persName> </hi>. I live at 153, Chadwick Road, Peckham, and am a clerk and salesman to Dore, and Sons, Ltd., at 74, Cornhill—they have several other shops in various parts of London—Potkins has been in our employ for nearly two years as tailor's trimmer and under-cutter—we had been missing cloth for some time—I spoke to Potkins, and he made a confession—I saw some of our cloth at the police station—I did not go to the prisoner's place—I identified the property brought to the station about September 12th—the prisoner has been working for us making coats for about three years—the cloth would be cut up and he would fetch it to cut it up—he is an Italian—he never had to make any trousers—he can speak English—I have talked to him—I cannot speak Italian—the value of the cloth that I identified is about £ 10, and £8 worth at the pawnbroker's—I am sure it is the firm's cloth—some of it is made expressly for us and us alone—Potkins never went to the prisoner's house with my permission—the prisoner would himself come to fetch the cloth which was to be made up, unless it was very special and he was very busy, when we would send one of our errand boys.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner (Interpreted.</hi>) I saw you often in the shop—I paid you your wages—the clothes you have there and in that box and in those parcels are not your property—I have no recollection of your wearing those trousers which you are now wearing when you came to the shop—I have a counter in front of me, and I should not see your trousers.</p>
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<interp inst="t19021020-name-37" type="given" value="EDWIN STEPHEN"/>EDWIN STEPHEN DORE</persName> </hi>. I live at-2, Cleve Road, West Hampstead, and am managing director to Dore and Sons, Ltd.—I went with the police to the prisoner's shop at 71, Old Street—I saw the prisoner—I think the police asked him if he had any of our stuff—at first he said no—I saw a box there when the place was searched—the police asked him to open it, which he did—I saw the clothes in it—I identified the stuff as ours—the cloth is specially manufactured for us—nobody had any right to sell it to the prisoner—he would come to fetch cloth to make into coats for us—it would be ready cut up, and he would bring the coats to be tried on, and also when they were finally finished—Popkins was never employed to take cloth to the prisoner—I identify the whole of this cloth as our property, and it is all supplied solely to us and not supplied to any other firm.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. The waistcoat the prisoner is wearing is made out of our cloth, which is supplied specially to us—we use no cloth, with a few excep
<lb/>tions, except what is manufactured specially for us.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The detective asked you from how many persons you bought the clothes, and you said from one—I do not speak Italian—you said you had bought the clothes in May.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19021020-name-38" type="witnessName">
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant, City.</hi>) On September 5th, about 5 p.m., I went to 71, Old Street, with Mr. Dore' and Sergeant Collins—I went to the first floor occupied by the prisoner—I saw him there—I said "We are police officers; do you know a man named Potkins, of Dore's at Cornhill?"—he said, "No"—I said, "Do you know Dore's, Cornhill?—" he said, "Yes, I work for them"—I said, "Have you bought any cloth from a man named Potkins, at Dore's at Cornhill?"—he said, "No"—I</p>
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<p>said, "We have reason to think you have; I shall search the place"—he said, "No, I have not"—we searched the place and found
<hi rend="italic">that</hi> box locked—I asked him to unlock it—as soon as the top drawer was taken off Mr. Dore recognised the cloth, and said, "That is my cloth, I can swear to it"—I cannot speak Italian—the conversation was in English—I have evidence that the prisoner has known English for years—I told him I should take him into custody for receiving the cloth, well knowing it to be stolen—he said, "The man did not tell me it was stolen; I paid him what he asked, I do not remember how much; I do not keep accounts in my books"—I found some books; they did show any accounts—he called a woman from the floor above—she is an Englishwoman and cannot speak Italian—he asked her if she remembered a young man bringing parcels there—she said, "Which one?"—he said, "
<hi rend="italic">Bert;</hi> you wrote a letter to his father for me when I was ill"—Potkins' name is Albert—the prisoner said, "The first time he brought cloth here was in May, and the last time August; I under
<lb/>stand it is wrong now; but I am not English"—he was taken to the station and was charged with receiving the cloth, knowing it to be stolen—he said, "The man brought stuff to my shop and I paid him sometimes 10s., Us., or 12s., according to the goods"—I understood he meant so much a length—he did not ask for an interpreter at the station—next day he was taken to the Court—I searched him at the station, and found four pawn tickets on him—they all related to the stolen cloth.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">E. S. DORE</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) We buy the cloth at so much a yard—the hop-sack would be 7s. 6d. a yard, the grey would be 8s. 6d., and
<hi rend="italic">this</hi> about 8s. 6d.—that is the wholesale price to us.</p>
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<interp inst="t19021020-name-39" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES COLLINS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective.</hi>) On September 6th I took the prisoner to the police-court—on the way he made a statement in fairly good English—he said, "Potkins has brought me a lot of cloth in pieces; I have made it up, and he told me how much to charge for it; nearly all the trousers in that box are from Dore's, one or two of the coats that are finished I bought at another place."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19021020-name-40" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19021020-name-40" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19021020-name-40" type="surname" value="POTKINS"/>
<interp inst="t19021020-name-40" type="given" value="ALBERT HENRY"/>ALBERT HENRY POTKINS</persName> </hi>. Until I was taken into custody I was employed by Dore and Sons for about two years, first as a trimmer and then as under-cutter—I received 35s. a week—when I wanted cloth for the purpose of cutting out, I filled in a form for the amount I required, which would be sent to my father, who was the manager, or to Mr. Townley, to sign—it was
<hi rend="italic">then</hi> sent by a messenger to the place where the cloth was kept, when the amount would be returned to me; when the orders came back, signed by my father, I would insert additional amounts, and so get more cloth—from time to time I obtained pieces of cloth in that way—I first resorted to dishonest practices at the prisoner's suggestion—he asked me if I could get him a length of cloth for a pair of trousers—we were in the basement at Dora's, when he said that, about the middle of last June—the prisoner was in the basement waiting for his work—he said that for 2 1/2 yards of cloth he would give me 4s.—the real value would be about 13s.—I should say that the prisoner knows the value of cloth—I refused to get it time after time—the suggestion as to how I should get the cloth came from the prisoner—he knew very well that I should have to send for it, and that</p>
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<p>that was the only way for me to get it—he proposed that I should add to the order—I continued to supply him from time to time down to August—sometimes when I took it to him he sometimes paid me—he had to leave it over sometimes, and he sometimes could not pay so much—he never paid me more than what we had arranged—this is some of the cloth I supplied him with—I did not keep any accounts—I should say I made about £7 alto
<lb/>gether her—2 1/2 yards is a trouser length—I should get 7s. 6d. for a coat length.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have not seen you in the shop with those trousers on or with this jacket—I do not recognise the cloth as any that I took to you—I can swear to some of the cloth, but not all—I did not take the cloth to you and ask you to sell it for me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I did not begin to take cloth to the prisoner till June, 1901, so the cloth which was pawned has nothing to do with what I took him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence on oath, said that Charles Potkins, the prisoner's brother, in May</hi>, 1901,
<hi rend="italic">brought him cloth for him to buy, which he did, some of which he had made into clothes for himself; and that he had been to Dore's shop wearing them, but nobody had said that it was their cloth; that he did not ask him where he got it from; that he had not bought any cloth from Albert Potkins, but that it had been brought to him to sell for Potkins after Charles had gone to Africa; that he (the prisoner) had not gone to Albert and asked him to get cloth for him; that Charles told him he had bought the cloth to sell again; that he (the prisoner) had not told Dore that Charles had brought him cloth, but that he got receipts from Charles, and that they were in his box when the police opened it; that he had not made the statement about Albert bringing him cloth in pieces; that he had not received</hi> 1,397
<hi rend="italic">yards of cloth from Charles, but only</hi> 100
<hi rend="italic">yards, and that cloth had been stolen from Dore's long before he (the prisoner) went to the premises.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19021020-name-41" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK BAREHAM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) There was a tray turned upside down in the prisoner's trunk—I examined it, and I found some receipts, but they had nothing to do with Dore and Sons—the prisoner did not suggest I should bring them here—he did not mention Charles Potkins.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>.
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<hi rend="italic">Three years' penal servitude.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">—Sentence on</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">POTKINS</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve months' hard labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALBERT GAGE</hi> </persName>,
<hi rend="italic">who was tried an January</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1900 (
<hi rend="italic">See volume
<hi rend="largeCaps">CXXXI</hi>, page</hi> 153),
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<hi rend="italic">was brought up on his recognisances, and the following evidence was given.</hi> </rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19021020-name-43" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR ELLIOTT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant T.</hi>) On October 4th I served the prisoner with notice to come up for judgment—he made no reply—on August 4th I was present at the West London Police Court when the prisoner was sentenced to twenty-eight days' hard labour for larceny outside a shop—R. O. B. Lane, Esq., was the Magistrate, and his attention was drawn to the fact that the prisoner was on recognisance from this Court—this prosecution is by the direction of the Commissioner of Police—when I served the notice the prisoner was in the company of two convicted thieves—Mr. Lane said that he would deal only with the offence before</p>
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<p>him, and take no notice of the recognisances—since the prisoner was con
<lb/>victed he has done no work—he is generally loafing outside public-houses—lately he has been associated with convicted thieves, although at first after his conviction he used to shun them.
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<hi rend="italic">Six months' hard labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Monday, October</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1902.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19021020-name-45" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE PRIDE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant P.</hi>) On September 25th, about 11 p.m., I went with another officer to 107, Went worth Street, Spitalfields, we kept watch for a quarter of an hour, and saw the shadows of a man and woman on the blind of the second floor front room, probably a dozen times—we went away for assistance and returned, and went up to the room on the second floor—the door was closed but not fastened—I opened it, and went in with Sergeant Wensley and other officers at 11.30—the prisoner was in bed—I told her we were police officers, and believed she had counter
<lb/>feit coin—she said that she had not—I searched the room, and found this mould under the window, it was hot—I found a spoon in a corner of the room with metal in it, quite hot—a fire was burning in the grate—I found on a shelf sixteen florins wrapped in paper, and a quantity of plaster of Paris—I told the prisoner that I should arrest her, she said, "I don't know any
<lb/>thing about that"—I asked her where her husband was, she said, "He is not my husband, I am living with a man"—I also found a piece of antimony.</p>
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<interp inst="t19021020-name-46" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK WENSLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant H.</hi>) I went with Pride to this house, and was there when the search and the arrest were made—I remained there while Pride went away—the prisoner said, "I have been living with a man named Liss for about a fortnight, he only came here to-day; this is the first time I have seen him doing this sort of thing, you would not have found me here if I had known you were coming: I do not know his other name, I believe it is Claverton."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> You did not say, "If I had known you were coming you should not have come up stairs."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19021020-name-47" type="surname" value="HAND"/>
<interp inst="t19021020-name-47" type="given" value="CATHARINE"/>CATHARINE HAND</persName> </hi>. I live at 6, Colesworth Street, Spitalfields, and have the letting of the rooms 107, Wentworth Street—on September 22nd, I let the second floor front to the prisoner at 7s. a week—she said that she came from Notting Hill—I was in the room a week before that, and it was perfectly empty.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19021020-name-48" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of coin to H.M. Mint—this is a mould for florins, and these sixteen florins are bad, and have been cast from it—this saucepan has molten metal of the same description in it—this spoon is used for stirring—antimony is used for coining—it would not take very long for the mould to get cold.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FRANCIS SMITH</hi> (45)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19021020-702-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="wounding"/>, Feloniously wounding
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<interp inst="t19021020-name-50" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19021020-name-50" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19021020-702-offence-1 t19021020-name-50"/>Olive Smith</persName>, with intent to do her grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
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<persName id="t19021020-name-51" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19021020-name-51" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t19021020-name-51" type="given" value="CAROLINE"/>CAROLINE GIBBONS</persName> </hi>. I live at Roselle Villas, Lower Edmonton—on the morning of Sepetmber 25th, I was at my first floor window, and Olive Smith came to her window and called me—I saw blood all over her face—she fell into the road, but I did not see her fall—I went out and saw her lying down, and took her into my house—as I was picking her up I saw the prisoner—he said, "I could not help it."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19021020-name-52" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19021020-name-52" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER POCHETT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman.</hi>) On the morning of September 25th I was called to the corner of St. James's Road, and saw Mrs. Gibbons carrying Smith, who was bleeding from several wounds on her head—I saw the prisoner at his house and told him I should take him into custody for throwing his daughter through the window—he was charged at the station, and declined to say anything.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19021020-name-53" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19021020-name-53" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19021020-name-53" type="given" value="HENRY FOSTER"/>DR. HENRY FOSTER BURNES</persName> </hi>. I was called to attend Olive Smith at 10 a.m.—she had four or five lacerated wounds from blows on her head, and was quite pale and pulseless and in a collapsed state—there were no bruises she did not fall on her head but on her hands—the blunt side of this hatchet would inflict the wounds.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19021020-name-54" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19021020-name-54" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t19021020-name-54" type="given" value="CHARLES LAWSON"/>CHARLES LAWSON SMITH</persName> </hi>, B.M. I am resident medical officer at Edmon
<lb/>ton—I did not see Olive Smith till a week after the injury—I found five or six wounds which might be from blows with a hatchet or falling from a window—the wounds bad healed when I saw them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19021020-name-55" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19021020-name-55" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19021020-name-55" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t19021020-name-55" type="given" value="OLIVE"/>OLIVE SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's daughter, and live at 1, St. James's Road, Edmonton—he is a skirt maker—on September 25th, soon after ten o'clock I was playing the piano in the front room, first floor, alone—my father came in, came behind me, and cut the back of my head—I did not see the chopper in his hand, but he struck me with something hard, and I either fell or we struggled to the ground—I pulled the chopper from him, but he got it from me—I regained my feet and threw it down stairs—I went part of the way down stairs to the box-room, opened the window and called for Mrs. Gibbons—my father was behind me and pushed me out, and I fell into St. James's Road—I next remember being in Mrs. Gibbon's house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. O'CONNOR</hi>. My father was always very kind to me—he became very strange in his manner after my mother's death in May—he sat by her bedside for six weeks—I do not remember his being in the infirmary, he was rather strange in his manner when he came home.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. He said something when he struck me, and after that he said, "They can't see you"—nothing was said going down stairs—he said, "They shan't see you upbraiding your mother"—there was no ground for saying that.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19021020-name-56" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19021020-name-56" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19021020-name-56" type="surname" value="HUNT"/>
<interp inst="t19021020-name-56" type="given" value="SIMON"/>SIMON HUNT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant.</hi>) I am stationed at Edmonton—I saw the prosecutrix being conveyed away on an ambulance—I went to the prisoner's house and knocked, but got no answer, but a young lady came from the other side and unlocked the back door with a key—I went in and found the front room disarranged, and the box-room window open—I went down stairs and found the hatchet—I do not think it could have fallen there without being thrown there—it was in a cupboard under the stairs—I</p>
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<p>charged the prisoner at the station with feloniously wounding—he simply said "Yes, yes."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19021020-name-57" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19021020-name-57" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19021020-name-57" type="surname" value="SCOTT"/>
<interp inst="t19021020-name-57" type="given" value="JAMES"/>DR. JAMES SCOTT</persName> </hi>. I am medical officer of H.M. Prison at Brixton—I have kept the prisoner under close observation since he came in on September 26th—he has been depressed and in a confused mental condition suffering from melancholia—he is not capable of understanding the position in which he now is—I have questioned him, he varied his statement some-what—he said that his business is going and he is going to poverty, and he was afraid his daughter might go out at night and go wrong, and that he suspected a large number of persons would come in and murder him and his wife, and that was in consequence of reading Pickwick and other books—I believe he is insane and unaccountable for his actions.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of the act, but not accountable for it.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">To be detained during His Majesty's pleasure.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, October</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1902.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Lumley Smith, Esq., K.C.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Otherwise
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<interp inst="t19021020-703-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/>Breaking and entering the counting-house of the
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19021020-703-offence-1 t19021020-name-59"/>Capital and Counties Bank</persName>, and stealing seven forks, their property, and a coat, a waistcoat and other articles, the property of other persons.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KENT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. 'EDWARDS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19021020-name-60" type="surname" value="LOCK"/>
<interp inst="t19021020-name-60" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM LOCK</persName> </hi>. I am a watchman at the Capital and Counties Bank, 37, Thread needle Street, and 118, Bishopsgate Street—the premises do not join at the back, but there is a communication between them—the adjoining building, 117, Bishopsgate Street, is being pulled down—I came on duty at 10 p.m. on Saturday, September 13th, and went off duty at 9.30 on Sunday morning;—I went round the premises between 4 and 5 a.m., at daybreak, and turned out the lights—I was relieved by Wildman, a messenger—the premises appeared all right.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Another watchman examines the windows—he is supposed to go through the premises once every hour.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19021020-name-61" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19021020-name-61" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19021020-name-61" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WILDMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a messenger of the Capital and Counties Bank—on Sunday, September 14th, I went on duty about 9.30—I re
<lb/>lieved the witness Lock—as I was going over the building to see that everything was correct I found the prisoner leaning over an open desk on the second floor in the inspector's room—he had a packet of envelopes in his hand containing the branch managers' signatures for reference—I asked him what he was doing—he made no reply—I asked him again—he made no reply—I seized him and took him downstairs—at a sharp angle in the stairs he tried to throw me—I still retained my hold and took him down to the ground floor—I had to release one hand to open the door—he commenced to struggle—I asked some passers-by to assist me and detained him till a policeman arrived—he was still struggling—I gave him into custody—afterwards going over the premises I found this parcel on the umbrella stand—it contains two waistcoats and three</p>
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<p>coats—the articles produced were taken from various parts of the premises—they were done up in a white tablecloth—all the Bank back, windows in Threadneedle Street face the building, which is being pulled down.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner being deaf might have prevented his replying to me—I found the waiting-room on the first floor of 37, Thread-needle Street, unbolted—the police officer who examined the premises with me called my attention to foot marks in the mortar and marks of a hand on the window frame—a Cardigan jacket was found—no one has owned it.</p>
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<interp inst="t19021020-name-62" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SOUCH</persName> </hi> (965
<hi rend="italic">City.</hi>) On Sunday morning, September 14th, I was on duty in Threadneedle Street—I saw the prisoner being detained by Wildman, who said that he found the prisoner on the first floor, and a large bundle ready for removal—I took the prisoner to the station, where he was searched by the detective sergeant in my presence—these articles were found on him: a magnifying glass, a paper knife, a pair of trousers, a pipe, some keys, and a snuff-box—they have been identified by their owners—he made no
<hi rend="italic">reply</hi> to the charge—he was sober.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner is deaf—I said at the police court that he was found on the second floor, but it was the first floor.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective, City.</hi>) The prisoner was brought to the station on September 14th—he was searched in my presence, and these articles taken from him—this key was amongst them—it has since been identified as belonging to the door of-the room by which the entry had been made, a room on the first floor at the rear of 37, Threadneedle Street—on searching the premises I found on the third floor these clothes packed for removal: an overcoat, a pair of trousers and three jackets—I have examined the window marks and found marks of dirt leading from the building that is being pulled down, and along a low roof to a window on the first floor of 37, Threadneedle Street, and a mark of a dirty hand on the window frame—that is a French window and opens in the centre—there was also dirt just inside on the floor where someone apparently had stooped down—the window was unfastened—the prisoner made no reply to the charge—he refused to give any address.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The dirt was dry, like dust from the building which was being pulled down, and as if someone had walked through it—the prisoner was dirty—a Cardigan jacket was found in the same room as the prisoner, on the second floor—I have not found the owner—I have learned since that the prisoner gave his full address on the Monday morning.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I asked the prisoner if the Cardigan jacket was his—and he said, "No."</p>
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<interp inst="t19021020-name-64" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD AIRETON</persName> </hi>. I am a messenger for the Capital and Counties Bank—the spoons and forks produced are the property of the Bank—I last saw them on Saturday, September 13th, in the luncheon room on the top floor of the Bank—this is the key of the waiting room door on the first floor of 37, Threadneedle Street—that is on the side of the building that is being pulled down.</p>
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<p>Threadneedle Street—I reside at Sydenham—this snuff-box and knife eraser are mine—I left them in my desk in the inspector's office on Saturday, September 13th.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence on oath, said that his name was Thomas John Richards, a seaman; that he was passing the Bank and thought there had been a burglary, and went in to see; that the porter spoke to him, but he could not hear; that he found the key and articles found on him, and was given into custody; but that he knew nothing of the other things.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">His defalcations were stated to be</hi> £9,916 19
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 1
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">in ten years.</hi>)</rs>
<hi rend="italic">He re
<lb/>ceived an excellent character.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-704-19021020 t19021020-704-punishment-14"/>Eighteen months' hard labour on each indictment, to run concurrently</rs> </hi>— And</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Seven other convictions were proved against him.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-16-19021020 t19021020-16-punishment-15"/>Seven years penal servitude.</rs> </hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, October</hi> 21
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1902.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Also</hi> the said
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<hi rend="italic">Two other convictions were proved against Spicer.</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Three years 'penal servitude;</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Four years' penal servitude</hi> </rs></p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Also</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Also</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve months' hard labour</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Also</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Six months' hard labour.</hi> </rs>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19021020-710-offence-1 t19021020-name-84"/>Hettie Boon</persName>, a girl above 13 and under 16.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FORDHAM</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROOTH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, October</hi> 21
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1902.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Alexander Rentoul, Esq., K.C.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19021020-711-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to stealing a purse, a ring, a key, and £1 14s. 6£d., the property of
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<interp inst="t19021020-name-87" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>Alfred Connell</persName>. </rs>
<hi rend="italic">Three other convictions were proved against him.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-711-19021020 t19021020-711-punishment-20"/>Three years' penal servitude; and</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t19021020-23-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="bankrupcy"/>, to unlawfully disposing of their property within four months of their petition in bankruptcy. </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">To enter into recognisances.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CLAUDE HOWARD LUMSDEN</hi> (27)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19021020-713-offence-1 t19021020-name-93"/>Edgar Haffenden</persName>, a cigarette case, a gold watch, and £3, and conspiring together to defraud Edgar Haffenden by false pretences of his goods and moneys.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GANZ</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARBURTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Guest</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RANDOLPH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for Gordon, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKE HALL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for Lumsden.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19021020-name-94" type="given" value="HERBERT"/>HERBERT POLLITT</persName> </hi>. I live at 40, Berners Street, Oxford Street—I became acquainted with Gordon at 20, Berners Street, three years ago—the house had two flats—I had one and Gordon the other—on Saturday, September 20th, about six o'clock, I was waiting for my dinner at No. 40, when Gordon came upstairs, opened the door, and asked me to cash a cheque—looking out, I saw a cab and one or two faces—he produced a cheque for £5 on a piece of paper signed, "Harrie Guest"—I said I could not cash it, but that the tradesman who had cashed mine would perhaps cash
<hi rend="italic">it</hi>—he left and came back—he said something to the effect that if he had a proper cheque form he had someone who could get the cheque cashed—I said I had some cheques on the London, City and Midland Bank if they were of any use—this cheque belonged to me—at first I was going to give' him one on the bank I used, but I recollected this cheque book on another branch of that bank where I had only an account of a few shillings and I took a cheque out of that book and presented it to him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARBURTON</hi>. It strikes me now as peculiar his asking for a cheque on a bank in which he had no account.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RANDOLPH</hi>. I knew Gordon quite two years—I believe he was employed as a jeweller's assistant—the blank form was on Lloyd's.</p>
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<interp inst="t19021020-name-95" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT QUILLAN</persName> </hi>. I keep the Palace Tavern, Charing Cross Road—the prisoner came there from September 14th to 20th every day—on September 16th or 17th Lumsden introduced Guest as the son of a publican and Gordon as a diamond sorter, of Hatton Garden, and said that he had himself returned from Australia, and he asked if they should run short of money would I oblige by changing a cheque—on Saturday, September</p>
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<p>20th, Lumsden came about 2 p.m. and asked me to oblige him with one of my cheques—I refused—soon after 6 p.m. Gordon asked me to change a cheque—I told him I did not change cheques, but I would see whether I could get it changed for him, and asked him to return about eight, when most likely I could do it for him—in the mean time I communicated with the police—at eight o'clock he returned and asked if I could change the cheque—detectives were in the bar—I took it and handed it to the detectives—one of them took a copy of it—I gave it back and said I was sorry I could not manage it, and he went away—Gordon gave me this card on the 16th, "C. C. Gordon, watch and clock materials, wholesale," and "24, Ovington Street," crossed out, and underneath in pencil, "54, Rawlings Street."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARBURTON</hi>. I never tried to change the cheque.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RANDOLPH</hi>. Gordon wrote his name and address, 54, Rawlings Street, on the back of the cheque.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective C.</hi>) About 8 o'clock on September 20th, I went to the Palace Tavern, Charing Cross Road, with Sergeants West and Macpherson—we sat in the saloon bar where I saw Gordon sitting—the landlord showed me this cheque—I took a copy of it in my pocket-book and it was then handed back to the landlord—Gordon left the public-house and entered a cab which was waiting outside—we followed the cab to a turning off Charing Cross Road, opposite Wyndham's, where Lumsden spoke to Gordon and they drove in the same cab to Shaftesbury Avenue, and stopped near the Trocadero Restaurant—Gordon and Guest got out of the cab, leaving Lumsden in it—they went round to the Monaco as if they were looking for someone—after about twenty minutes they entered the cab again and the three drove through Montpelier Street, Chelsea, to a shop in the Brompton Road—Lumsden and Gordon entered the shop and after a little delay came out—Guest was by the window—all three crossed the road and joined the cab—I went into the shop and spoke to the prose
<lb/>cutor—in consequence of what was said I' ceased to keep further obser
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<interp inst="t19021020-name-97" type="given" value="EDGAR"/>EDGAR HAFFENDEN</persName> </hi>. I am a watchmaker and jeweller at 130, Brompton Road—I have known Gordon about four years—on September 20th he came to my shop about 9.45—he inspected some goods—he chose a silver cigarette case, value 7s. 6d.—he presented this cheque for £10, dated September 22nd—I gave him what spare cash I had, £3, and understood he would come for the balance—he left the shop—he reutrned about 10.15 with Lumsden, whom he introduced as Lieutenant Guest—I asked Lumsden if he was the drawer of the cheque, and he said "Yes"—I asked him where his establishment was—he said in the Charing Cross Road—they bought this gold watch—I took the cheque on the Monday morning to the London City and Midland Bank to cash it—it was returned marked "No account"—I called at the police-station, and then went to 54, Rawlings Street, where Gordon had lived, but he had gone—I went home—Lumsden called in the afternoon—I told him the cheque was wrong, and demanded my watch, cigarette-case, and money—he affected great surprise, and said, "Let me telephone to the bank"—I told him the bank was closed—he said, "Oh, I know the manager"—he left the shop—that was the last I</p>
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<p>saw of them till they were arrested—when I parted with my goods and money I believed the cheque was good, because I had done business with Gordon as an honourable man, and had known him for the past four years.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RANDOLPH</hi>. I knew Gordon was a jeweller—nothing was said about holding the cheque back; I was not asked, so far as I remember—I did not promise—Gordon introduced Lumsden as Lieutenant or Mr. Guest and not as "a friend of Guest"—I allowed Gordon a trade commission, but he asked me to make the price of the watch £3 10s., the retail price.</p>
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<interp inst="t19021020-name-98" type="given" value="HARRY WALTER"/>HARRY WALTER NIX</persName> </hi>. I am sub-manager of the London, City and Mid
<lb/>land Bank, Cambridge Circus Branch—no Harrie Guest has an account there—I do not know either of the prisoners.</p>
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<interp inst="t19021020-name-99" type="given" value="HENRY JAMES"/>HENRY JAMES HOWLAND</persName> </hi>. I am an assistant to Soames and Sons, pawn-brokers, 113 to 115, Fulham Road—this gold watch was pawned there on September 22nd in the name of Charles Lumsden, for a sovereign, I believe, by Lumsden—I have the duplicate of the ticket.</p>
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<interp inst="t19021020-name-100" type="given" value="STANLEY"/>STANLEY WHITE</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Babbington, pawnbroker, 27, Wardour Street, Soho—this silver cigarette case was pledged with us on September 23rd in the name of Gordon for 4s.—this is the ticket.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant B.</hi>) On September 23rd at 4.30 p.m., I arrested Guest and Lumsden in Cadogan Street, Chelsea—I said to Guest, "I am a police officer, is your name Guest?"—he said, "Yes"—I said, "A cheque for £10 drawn, I believe by you, in favour of a man named Gordon, and which Gordon gave for goods to Mr. Haffenden, a jeweller in the Brompton Road, has been returned from the bank marked 'No ac
<lb/>count I shall have now to detain you pending inquiries"—he said, "I drew the cheque, and told Gordon to tell Haffenden not to present it-till Thursday, when I expected to draw the money from Lloyds and pay it into the London City and Midland"—Lumsden said, "Yes, that is right, and he told Haffenden not to present it till Thursday"—I went with Lumsden to the Brompton Road where he said he had an appointment with Gordon—at 5 o'clock I saw Gordon—I said, "I am going to detain you with regard to a worthless cheque for £10 passed upon Mr. Haffenden"—he-said, "Guest told me money would be paid to meet it on that day"; Lumsden said, "I thought you told him not to present the cheque till Thursday?"—Gordon said, "No, it was not, it was dated the 22
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>"—I told Gordon he would be detained—they were taken to the station—Sergeant Dougall read the warrant.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RANDOLPH</hi>. Gordon said that Mr. Pollitt had given him a blank cheque, and that he had had a banking account.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19021020-name-102" type="witnessName">
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<hi rend="italic">Detective sergeant B.</hi>) At 7 p.m. on September 23rd, I read the warrant to the prisoners at Walton Street police-station—Guest and Gordon made no reply—Lumsden said, "How do I come into this?"—I replied, "I understand you were taken into the shop and introduced as Guest"—they were charged—they made no further reply to the charge—while being searched Guest said to Gordon, "This is all through your stupidity"—on Gordon I found nine pawn tickets, one relating to a silver</p>
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<p>cigarette case—on Lumsden I found seven pawn tickets, one relating to the gold watch, and an envelope, on the back of which was, "Watch £3, cash £3, case 7s. M, cheque £10—£6 7s. 6d—£4 7s. 6d."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARBURTON</hi>. The subtraction is wrong.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RANDOLPH</hi>. From inquiries I found that Gordon was employed about five years at Hatton Garden, and that afterwards he set up business for himself at 54, Rawlings Street—he had a single-bedded "room, which the three men occupied.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Guest, in his defence on oath, said that he had a fifth share in his father's business at Leeds, and that if the cheque had been presented on the Thursday it would have been met—Gordon, in his defence on oath, said that from the tele
<lb/>grams Guest showed him he believed the cheque would have been met on receipt of money which had been delayed, and that he never introduced Lumsden to Haffenden as Lieutenant Guest; but he believed Guest had cash at Lloyd's—Lumsden, in his defence on oath, denied having anything to do with the passing of the cheque, though he was with his friend Gordon in the shop.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Gordon received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Guest then</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of obtaining goods by false pretences; at Portsmouth Quarter Sessions on July</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi>, 1899,
<hi rend="italic">in the name of Wilfred Harris, and Guest and Lumsden to a conviction of felony at Kingston-on-Thames on January</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1902.
<hi rend="largeCaps">GUEST</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Eighteen months' hard labour;</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LUMSDEN</hi>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-713-19021020 t19021020-713-punishment-23"/>Nine months'-hard labour;</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GORDON</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">to enter into his own recog
<lb/>nisance.</hi> </rs>"</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, October</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1902.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Jelf.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM BARNABY</hi> (20)</persName>, was indicted
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19021020-714-offence-1 t19021020-name-104"/>Ellen Barnaby</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. A. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HEARMERDE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19021020-name-105" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK COOPY</persName> </hi>. I am a painter's labourer—the deceased was my step daughter—she was married to the prisoner on December 10th, 1901—she was twenty one years old—they did not live happily together—I saw her on September 1st, at 8.10 p.m., at Notting Hill Grate post-office with the prisoner—she had a black eye—I asked them to go home and try to make things up and be happy together—I kissed her and wished them good-night—I afterwards saw my daughter's body at the mortuary.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The deceased was living with me before her marriage—some time in 1901 the prisoner came to live with me—I do not know if I thought that he was weak in his heed—he was a tantalising sort of man—I said at the police-court, "From my knowledge of him I thought he was wrong in his head"—he must have been or he would not have committed such a crime—three months ago he came to my place and I asked him where he was going—he said he was going home, but he did not go home; he was laying in the street—I picked him up and put him against the wall—he must have been tipsy or he would not have laid down—I heard yesterday that on one occasion while he was staying with me he attempted to take hid life—that was after his marriage—he never stayed in my house till after</p>
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<p>he was married—on one occasion he came down in the night and stood by my bed with a knife, and asked me to forgive him for threatening to. Commit suicide—tears were springing from his eyes, but he was not crying—I do not know that he threatened to commit suicide by pouring paraffin over himself—he did not produce a rope to me and say he was going to hang himself—I have never heard about it—I never expressed the opinion that he was mad—I do not believe that my wife and the deceased went to his place of work and made a disturbance—I know that a summons for protection was taken out against the prisoner—I do not know that one was taken out against my wife—I know my wife was summoned; I do not know by whom, or what the charge was—she was not summoned by the prisoner—the deceased made an application at the police-court for desertion against the prisoner—I do not know if the prisoner had been to the West London Police-Court before that to ask the Magistrate for advice, or that the Magistrate told him to wait till his wife summoned him for desertion—I do not know that—he left the house for a time because he could not five with her—I know he left the house—at the time of the deceased's marriage with the prisoner she already had an illegitimate child which he knew—I do not know if she had previously had a miscarriage—I have to work too hard to go into those little items—she was living with me—I cannot swear that she did not have a miscarriage—I knew the prisoner to be a very hard-working chap—I do not know if—he gave all his wages to the deceased, or that she kept him in a very dirty condition—they were always very clean to my idea—I do not know if she pawned his things—I do not know if his masters complained of his ragged condition—I do not know that the deceased was of a nagging disposition—I had never known her to be so or to be the worse for drink—it was a hard trouble to get her to take a glass—I should have noticed if she was drunk—I do not know that she locked the prisoner out of the house—I have never been to their house—I do not know where the lived or that he had to go to his mother for food—I did not know; that he was subject to fits—he stayed at my house seven or eight weeks—that was just after they were married.</p>
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<interp inst="t19021020-name-106" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA SHANNON</persName> </hi>. I live at 5, Buckingham Terrace, Bayswater—the prisoner and his wife came to lodge with me on. May 3rd, and stayed, till June 21st—they were very unhappy together—they had a
<hi rend="italic">row</hi> the first day they came—on September 1st, between 4 and 5 p.m., I was at my window—they had left me then—I saw the prisoner in the street going towards home—he saw me and shook his hand in a sort of pointing motion towards his home and then drew his hand across his throat—he looked very white and mad.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The deceased was a most miserable looking woman—whatever he tried to do for her she would never be happy—I know he has done all in his power to make her comfortable—I do not think she studied his comfort, she was never indoors to do so—she used to treat him with violence—when they had their first
<hi rend="italic">row</hi> at my house I went into the room—she threw plates off the table at him—he would have hit her, but I would not let him—I made him sit down and while he was doing so she ran at him and her fist shot and she gave him a dreadful blow in the face, and he never hit her back—she was not a very powerful woman—they were with me for six</p>
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<p>weeks after the first
<hi rend="italic">row</hi>—I told them that if the rows continued they would have to go at the end of the first week.—I heard them quarrelling on several other occasions, but nothing I should interfere with—I do not think I heard them fighting—the prisoner was drunk two or three times to my knowledge while they were with me.</p>
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<interp inst="t19021020-name-107" type="given" value="THOMAS JOSEPH"/>THOMAS JOSEPH MAJOR</persName> </hi>. I am managing clerk to Messrs. Farrow and Co., jobmasters, Adam and Eve Mews, Kensington—the prisoner has been in our employment for three years as chaff-cutter—he gave us every satis
<lb/>faction—he was a most sober and steady man—on September 1st, about midday, he gave me notice to leave that night, as he had trouble with his wife at home, and he thought of leaving her altogether that night—he finished his work, and, as far as I know, he remained at work during the rest of the day—I last saw him about 7 p.m., when I paid him 4s. 2d., which was for one day's work—he may have gone out during the day without my knowing it—I have never seen this knife (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) before I saw it at the police-court—the prisoner was always very strange in his behaviour—he gave us the impression that he was not quite right in his mind—part of his duty was to take out forage with a van, and, on account of our not thinking him quite responsible, we sent a second man with him—we regarded him as a most temperate man—I never saw him the worse for liquor—he was a most hard-working man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have often seen knives like this among our own men—it is a Swedish knife—our men mostly carry knives, sometimes for eating their food with, and when cutting chaff they have to have a knife to cut the string which binds the trusses—a strong knife like this would be just the thing for it—on September 1st the prisoner looked very worried when he came to work—he seemed to mumble in his speech—he did not seem quite in his mind for that day—I was very surprised when he gave notice—he always seemed to be clean—he always wore working clothes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> After you have had these sort of knives for twelve months they look practically the same as this does—I do not know if this is a new one.</p>
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<interp inst="t19021020-name-108" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA PUTT</persName> </hi>. I am single, and live at 2, Archer Mews, Westbourne Grove—I know the prisoner and his wife—I met them on September 1st between 8.30 and 9 p.m. in Portobello Road—I said to the deceased, "What is the matter with you, Nellie?"—she said, "I have been crying"—I said, "You look as if you had"—she said, "Enough to make me cry, the best thing for me to do is to go down to Ladbroke Grove Police Station to get protection"—I said, "For why, Nellie?"—she said, "He is going to do something to me"—he said, "That is all right, my dear, I don't mean what I say"—he asked her for the room door key—she said, "I have not got it"—he asked her for it again, and she said she had not got it—he said, "What have you done with it?"—she said, "I have left it at home"—he said, "Are you coming home?"—she said, "No, I do not want to"—he asked her where she was going, and she said back to her father's—he said, "Well, you can go"—I wished them good night, and they both went down Portobello Road towards their home.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I knew the deceased intimately—I was with her the night before the murder—the last time I was with her before that was</p>
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<p>about a fortnight before—I remember going with her to the house of the prisoner's mother, Mrs. Taylor—I made a statement to Mr. and Mrs. Taylor, and told them a good deal of what happened—on the. Saturday night I met the prisoner, and he asked me if I had seen the deceased—I said I had not seen her—he said he should go to various
<hi rend="italic">pubs</hi> to look for her—I think she was very often there—later that night I want to Finche's public-house in Archer Street, and the prisoner told me that he had said to his wife, "Nellie, don't carry on like that; if Emma comes in she won't like it"—she had been sitting with my young man, and the prisoner thought I should not like it—the prisoner told me that the deceased had said that she did not care—he also told me the deceased had said about me, "Where the hell does she get her clothes from?"—on the Monday night I was in the public-house—I went out and said to the deceased, "What have you got to say about me and my clothes; my clothes is Sunday and week-day clothes what I have got"—that was in Porto
<lb/>bello Road, between 8.30 and 9 p.m.—the prisoner was there—he tried to coax the deceased, and said, "Are you coming home?"—she said, "No I am not, I do not want to; you can well go yourself"—she turned to me and said, "You can go and live with the
<hi rend="italic">lot</hi> if you like, it will make no difference to me, as you are fond of him and like him"—the prisoner again tried to get her to go home, and she said she was not going—the prisoner said, "Well, then, I am going home myself"—the deceased used a filthy expression—I shook hands with them, and they both went off together—I think the deceased liked a drop of drink, but I never saw her the worse for drink. '</p>
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<interp inst="t19021020-name-109" type="given" value="CICILIA"/>CICILIA HARPER</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Edward Harper, of 37, Lonsdale Road—I only know the prisoner by sight—his mother lives near me—on Monday, September 1st, between 9 and 9.30 p.m., I saw the prisoner outside my gate—he had this knife in his hand—I did not see no blade then—he said he would do himself in by ten o'clock to-morrow morning, and then he went up the street—he was talking to his mother, who was standing at her doorway—I thought he meant that he was going to do some harm to himself—soon after ten next morning I saw him on the ground in the street next door but one to my house—he had a wound in his chest—there were a lot of people round him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Sutherland Place, where the prisoner was living, is about five minutes' walk from Lonsdale Road.</p>
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<interp inst="t19021020-name-110" type="given" value="FRANCES"/>FRANCES TAYLOR</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">not examined in chief); Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner, who is my son, came to me on August 31st—I said, "What is the matter now, my boy?"—he said, "I am suffering from a hat pin in one leg"—he said his wife had run it into one leg and then taken it out and run it into the other—I looked at his legs—there were wounds in them—I saw him about twelve next morning, and again in the evening—he then said, "Mother, I have come to bid you good-bye, I shall be dead outside your door at ten o'clock tomorrow morning"—he had not spoken to me like that previously—I cannot remember when he left school—while at school he told me he had fallen off a haystack—he came home from school when he was fifteen—I cannot say how long before that it was that he fell</p>
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<p>off the haystack—after the accident he seemed very different—he did not seem in his right senses when he came home from school—he is now twenty-two years old—he has been subject to fits for some years—I do not know what kind of fits—when a fit was coming on he seemed to go into a vile temper for a minute, then he would get very white and trembling—he was quiet after the fits—they sometimes lasted for half an hour—he tried to keep out of my way when he was going to have a fit because of my weak heart—he seemed to know when they were coming on—I do not know much about his married life—I tried to persuade him not to marry the deceased—I did not approve of her—the prisoner came to my house during his married life—he has asked me for food—he has not been served well. (
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner here fainted, and no more questions were asked of the witness as her presence affected the prisoner.</hi>)</p>
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<interp inst="t19021020-name-111" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MORF</persName> </hi>. I am a tailor, of 15, Colville Road—I am the landlord of 16, Sutherland Place—on August 6th I let the top front attic unfurnished to the prisoner and his wife—I was there on September 2nd at 10 a.m.—I heard screams—I went upstairs, and on the second landing I saw the deceased—she was lying on her side and bleeding from her chest—she had a baby in her arms—she said to me, "He stabbed me"—I went for a policeman and a doctor.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WALTER LORD</hi>. On September 2nd I lived at 16, Sutherland Place, on the second floor, and immediately under the room occupied by the deceased and the prisoner—on that day I was in my room from 9.15 a.m. till 10 p.m.—I heard a short scuffling upstairs which lasted about a minute—I heard a scream and some footsteps which stopped outside my door—I heard a window upstairs open and something drop into the garden—I looked out and saw a Swedish knife on the ground, which I afterwards saw Hawkins pick up—I then heard footsteps going down the stairs to the ground door—I looked out of the window and saw the prisoner going away from the house—he had nothing on his head—I looked out of my door on to the landing, where I saw the deceased lying at the foot of the stairs with blood upon her—Mr. Morf was there before I was.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The knife was thrown out into the garden in front of the house where anybody could see it—when I heard the scream I locked my door, that was because I thought the prisoner and the deceased were quarrelling—the deceased had threatened to do for my wife more than once—she was a quarrelsome woman—I have heard them quarrelling daily—the prisoner did not seem to be quarrelsome—he seemed quiet and respectable—I heard them come in very early on the Sunday morning—the prisoner was then the worse for drink—the prisoner came in first, and then went out and fetched her.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I had heard her threaten my wife on the previous Friday night—I did not see anything which was likely to be used as a weapon against my wife—the deceased said, "I will do for you," and I thought it desirable to lock my door when I heard her outside, especially as the prisoner had told us on the Sunday morning to keep out of her way as directly she saw my wife she swore to him that she would do for her.</p>
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<interp inst="t19021020-name-112" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT WELLING</persName> </hi>. I live at 23, Lonsdale Road and am a sweep—on</p>
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<p>September 2nd, about 10 a.m., I saw the prisoner in Lonsdale Road—he was quite a stranger to me—he was staggering along the pavement with
<lb/>out a hat, and with one hand on his breast and the other on his head—he rested his hand on, my shoulder, and said, "My wife is dying"—as he dropped his hand from his breast I saw that he was bleeding—I said, "It is you that is dying, who has done it?"—he answered in a faint voice, "I have done it, take me to my mother before I die"—he gave me her address at 39 Lonsdale Road—I called my son and sent for the police—my son and I took him towards his mother's house, where I found his father—I left my son in charge of the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined:</hi> The prisoner looked mad when I saw him, and his eyes were wild and piercing through out of his face almost.</p>
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<interp inst="t19021020-name-113" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19021020-name-113" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK WELLING</persName> </hi>. I am the son of the last witness and live at the same address—I took charge of the prisoner when my father left him—he said to me, "I have killed my wife, take me to my mother before I die, because I want to kiss her"—I had to lay him down on the pavement close to his mother's house—he said several times, "My wife, my wife."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He appeared to me as though he was mad.</p>
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<interp inst="t19021020-name-114" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN COLEMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector M.</hi>) On September. 2nd, about 11.30, I went to St Mary's Hospital, where I found the prisoner—I told—him his wife was dead—I cautioned him that any statement he might make would be taken down and might be used at his trial—he made this statement which I read to him, and he put his mark to it.
<hi rend="italic">Bead:.</hi> "I live at 16, Sutherland Place, with my wife; she said she would murder, me, and started laughing at me; I struck her with the knife. I did not know what I did with the knife: I then tried to kill myself"</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I expect the prisoner was in a weak condition when he made that statement—I did not ask him questions or suggest that he should make a statement—he was quite rational—Dr. Birch was present.</p>
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<persName id="t19021020-name-115" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19021020-name-115" type="given" value="ANSLIE"/>ANSLIE BIRCH</persName> </hi>. I was house surgeon at St. Mary's Hospital—I was present when the prisoner made his statement, which was taken down by the last witness, which I witnessed—the prisoner, spoke as if he was in pain, otherwise he was all right—he seemed to understand what he was saying—I attended him when he was first brought in—I do not think that there is any doubt that his wounds were self-inflicted.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He had not lost much blood, he had lost a little—he was very weak and excited—he might have made a long statement if he had taken a long time over it, but the words had almost to be dragged from him—I dressed his wounds—I know nothing about his tendency to epilepsy.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The prisoner spoke with an effort—the words were dragged from him spontaneously.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">F</hi>) About 10.30 on September 10th I went—to 16, Sutherland Place, where I found the deceased landing on the landing—I went to the top floor attic—the room was in confusion—two chairs were overturned, a cup of tea spilt, and the carpet ruffled—I found blood on the window-sill and the coping outside also on the bed posts.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not notice anything else lying about—I did not</p>
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<p>see a frying-pan—I did not take much notice of the room except that it was in a confused state as if a struggle had taken place—the chair could have been used as a weapon—I think there were some tongs there—I did not see anything lying about as if it had been used in a struggle except the chair.</p>
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<interp inst="t19021020-name-117" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER HAWKINS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant F.</hi>) On September 2nd, about 10.40 a.m., I found this knife in the garden in front of 16, Sutherland Place underneath the attic window—the blade was lying apart from its sheath—the blade was wet with blood—I handed it over to Dr. Jackson—there was no blood on the handle.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I went to the prisoner's room—I did not notice any
<lb/>thing which could have been used as a weapon—I did not see any fireirons or a frying-pan—I did not look very carefully—you could see the knife from the street.</p>
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<interp inst="t19021020-name-118" type="given" value="ROBERT ALEXANDER"/>ROBERT ALEXANDER JACKSON</persName> </hi>. I am divisional surgeon of the police, and live at 11, Portland Road, Notting Hill—on September 2nd, at. 10.45 a.m., I found the deceased lying on the second floor landing at 16, Sutherland Place—she had died shortly before I saw her—I found a punctured wound on her right breast and two cuts on her left wrist—those were probably caused in trying to get hold of the knife and defending herself—I made a
<hi rend="italic">post-mortem</hi> examination of her body—the wound in her breast was three-quarters of an inch long, and wounded the heart, and was the cause of death—this knife, in my opinion, would have caused it—I found blood stains on it when I examined it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The stab was about four inches deep—it would have been a violent blow—the blood would not spurt but much—the bleeding would be internal—I should not expect to find blood on the handle—I think the blade went in as far as it could.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Not very much violence would be needed to inflict the wound, because it was all through soft tissues, and did not touch the bone.</p>
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<interp inst="t19021020-name-119" type="given" value="FREDERICK DERING"/>FREDERICK DERING NICHOLSON</persName> </hi>. I am house surgeon at St. Mary's Hospital—the prisoner was under Dr. Birch's care from September 2nd to September 27th—I saw him when he came in—I did not attend to him—he had several epileptic fits while he was in the hospital—I did not see them—I only know of them from the records.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not know how soon after he came in that he had an epileptic fit.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector F.</hi>) On September 27th I went to St. Mary's Hospital and saw the prisoner—I said to him, "I shall arrest you on a serious charge; anything you say may be used in evidence against you; I am going to charge you for wilfully murdering your wife Ellen Barnaby by stabbing her on the chest with this knife at 16, Sutherland Place, Bayswater, and, further, with attempting to commit suicide at the same time and place"—he replied, "Yes"—I took him to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner enlisted first, in March, 1897, in the City Road Militia, and was discharged as medically unfit, after serving only twenty days; he enlisted on June 26th, 1897, in the East Yorkshire Regi
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<p>efficient soldier—I have endeavoured to find out if he was taken to the lunacy ward at the Islington Infirmary by the police in a fit, but cannot do so—the report is that he was not there—he was taken to the Kensington Infirmary by the police on March 12th, 1899, and was placed in the lunacy ward, which I understand to be quite the usual thing—he remained there till March 20th, and was then discharged in good health—he only had one fit there.</p>
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<interp inst="t19021020-name-121" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SCOTT</persName> </hi>. I am medical officer at Brixton Prison—I have made a report as to my opinion of the prisoner's state of mind. (
<hi rend="italic">This stated that the prisoner was received at the prison on September</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th, and had been under close observation since; that the witness had had interviews with him, and had received reports about him and also read the depositions in the case; that while the prisoner was in the prison he was rational; that the witness had not detected any insane delusions; that the prisoner was below the average in intelligence and was of weak mind, but not actually insane; that he had had several seizures while in prison, which seemed to be genuine epileptic fits; that he was dull and stupid after them, but showed no signs of violence, and lay as though helpless; that he had, like most epileptics, a violent temper when roused, and had less self-control than most ordinary men; that the witness had formed the opinion that although the prisoner was of weak mind and an epileptic he had not been insane whilst under his care; that the evidence did not show that he was insane on September</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">nd, so as not to know the nature and quality of his acts; and that he was fit to plead and stand his trial.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Being an epileptic would make him excitable—threats of personal violence would affect an epileptic more than an ordinary person—fright is sometimes alleged to bring on epileptic fits—epilepsy frequently leads to defective memory; it is very likely true when the prisoner says he does not know what he did with the knife—epileptics are sometimes seized with sudden impulses quite apart from epileptic fits, but it is not common, and in certain cases it has happened that they have used dangerous violence to other people without any malevolent intentions—cases of epilepsy vary very much—the actual cause of it is not known—if the prisoner was frightened by the violence of his wife it is possible, considering his condition, that he was more frightened than an ordinary person would have been; he might believe he was acting in self-defence when a person of perfectly balanced mind would not have thought so—a long continued course of cruelty would make him more likely to apprehend danger—I have heard of Dr. Ebbing, he is a German—in cases of epilepsy the subject may sometimes be liable to sexual passions—I do not know if Dr. Ebbing says in his book that "In many epileptics the sexual feeling is very intense"—if the prisoner was laughed at by his wife it would be likely to irritate him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Dr. Ebbing is an authority on mental diseases generally—the Continental views on the sexual question are much stronger than ours, and Dr. Ebbing, in my opinion, is an extremist even in Continental views—I did not see any sign of a wound from a hat pin on the prisoner's legs—I did not see him till nearly four weeks after the time—I did not examine him with regard to that statement.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. If there had been a former occasion on which a very</p>
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<p>cruel attack was made by the deceased on the prisoner with a hat pin, that would strengthen my view of the prisoner giving way to fright and having apprehension of the woman—I think it is probable that the prisoner would be likely to give a very compressed narrative of what happened.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence on oath, said that his wife treated him very badly and had hit him with a frying pan, and threw a knife at him; that about</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">a.m. on September</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">nd he asked her to get up and get him a cup of tea, and that she would not get up; that he got up and lit the fire himself and made some tea; that the deceased got up and pulled him about and threw a chair and a knife at him; that he said, "For God's sake let me alone, I ain't doing you no harm"; that she said, "I don't care what I do to you, I mean to make, you mad, I will get you out of temper";—that she made him so mad that, he did not know what he did, and he pulled out the knife and struck her, and did not remember any more., or making a statement afterwards.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday and Thursday, October.</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">nd and</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1902.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve months in the second division.</hi> </rs> And</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>, K.C.,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MATHEWS</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">to</hi> uttering, knowing it to be forged, a lease, dated October; 1st, 1901;</rs>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">to</hi> uttering, knowing it to be forged a deed, purporting to be a lease, dated July 4th, 1901;</rs>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Six years' penal servitude.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve months' hard labour:</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Six months in the second division.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic"> The Court expressed approval of the way Inspector Willis had conducted the case.</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, October</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1902.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before. Mr. Common. Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MORGAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JOHNSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19021020-725-offence-1 t19021020-name-160"/>August Kempf</persName>, and stealing from his person 1s. 5d., his money.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRICKETT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19021020-name-161" type="given" value="AUGUST"/>AUGUST KEMPF</persName> </hi>. I am a baker, of 80, Lambeth Street, Whitechapel—on September 10th I was going home about 1 a.m., when the prisoner came up to me and asked me where I wanted to go to—I said I was going home—he walked a little way on with me and all of a sudden took hold of my throat with his hands—two other men then came up and I was knocked down—I cannot say who by—one of them put his hand in my pocket and took 1s. 5d., and in doing so tore my trousers—1s. 5d. was all I had—I shouted "Police"—three policemen came up and the three men were arrested—I identify the prisoner as one of them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I was not in company with any woman—I had had a little drink, but was not drunk.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I had only been into two public-houses, one in Leman Street and the other in Prescot Street—I had had a pint of beer in each.</p>
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<interp inst="t19021020-name-162" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK GALLYER</persName> </hi> (462
<hi rend="italic">H.</hi>) On September 10th, about 1.10 a.m., I was in Lambeth Street when I heard cries of "Police"—I went in that direction and saw three men coming towards me—I waited till they came close up and arrested one man named Campbell—another officer arrested a man named Nevill—the third man ran back, but was afterwards stopped—I cannot say whether the third man was the prisoner—the prosecutor was bleeding at his mouth and was covered with mud—his right-hand trousers pocket was torn.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prosecutor had been drinking, but was not drunk—I saw no woman in the street; it was empty and I could see to the other end—the two other men that were arrested did not tell me that they had seen the prosecutor talking to a woman.</p>
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<interp inst="t19021020-name-163" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR DAWE</persName> </hi> (9
<hi rend="italic">H.R.</hi>) On September 10th I was in Lambeth Street and heard cries of "Police"—I went in that direction, and saw three men coming towards me—I arrested a man named Nevill—Gallyer arrested a man named Campbell, but the third man ran the opposite way, in the direc
<lb/>tion of Hooper Square.</p>
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<interp inst="t19021020-name-164" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BISHOP</persName> </hi>. I am an ex-Metropolitan policeman on pension, and am now in civil employment—on September 10th, at about 1 a.m., I heard</p>
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<p>shouts of "Police" coining from the direction of Lambeth Street—I went there, and saw a man running towards me—I waited until he was close up to me when I put my arms around his neck and caught him—he said, "What are you stopping me for?"I said, "Wait and see, old man"—Curson then came up and I gave him into his custody—I am quite certain the prisoner is the man I stopped.</p>
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<interp inst="t19021020-name-165" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CURSON</persName> </hi> (153
<hi rend="italic">H.</hi>) On Septmeber 10th, about 1 a.m., I was in Johnson Court—I heard shouts of "Police" from the direction of Lambeth Street—Johnson Court leads into Lambeth Street—I went into Lambeth Street where I saw three men coming towards me—two of them were arrested by two other constables, but the third turned back and ran towards Hooper Square—I gave chase, shouting "Stop him," and he was stopped at the
<hi rend="italic">end</hi> of the street by Bishop—I brought him back to the prosecutor and he identified him as the man who had robbed him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not lose sight of you.</p>
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<interp inst="t19021020-725-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at the Thames Police Court on October</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1900,
<hi rend="italic">in the name of
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<interp inst="t19021020-name-166" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>Albert Hutchins</persName>. Nine other convictions were proved, against him.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-725-19021020 t19021020-725-punishment-33"/>Four years' penal servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday and Thursday, October</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">nd and</hi> 23
<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="italic">Judgment respited</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">To enter into recognisances.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MORTIMER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19021020-name-175" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK ASHBURN</persName> </hi>. I am fifteen years old—I live at 94, Upper Street, Islington—on January 16th, between 6.30 and 7 p.m., I was at Alwyn Villas, Canonbury, when the prisoner, whom I had not seen before, said, "Do you know Mr. Wright?
<hi rend="italic">"—I</hi> said "Yes"—he said, "I want you to take this note to the dairyman round the corner, Mr. Cowley," handing me a note in an envelope—I took it to the dairy, handed it to a lady behind the counter—she gave me some money in a brown paper bag—I gave it to the prisoner, who was about five yards away—he gave me 4d—I next saw him at Canonbury Road about two months afterwards—I ran home—I next saw him at Cannon Row Police Station with eight or nine others—I touched him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I know the time I saw the prisoner because I was going to meet the Vicar and to sing at a church concert at 7 o'clock—he was walk
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<hi rend="italic">bowler</hi> hat on January 16th.</p>
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<interp inst="t19021020-name-176" type="given" value="JANET"/>JANET PERKINS</persName> </hi>. I am book-keeper to Mr. Cowley, dairyman, of 11, Canonbury Place—I opened the envelope which Ashburn brought on January 16th, and found this note and this cheque for £5 5s. inside, "St. Stephen's Vicarage, Thursday evening. Dear Sir, Kindly send per bearer change for enclosed cheque and oblige. Yours faithfully, J. P. Wright," and I gave the boy five guineas in a bag—he took it away—he came back and said he had given it to a man outside.</p>
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<interp inst="t19021020-name-177" type="given" value="JAMES PAGE"/>REV. JAMES PAGE T. WRIGHT</persName> </hi>. I am Vicar of St. Stephen's, Canonbury, and live at the Vicarage, Canonbury Place—the endorsement on this cheque is not my writing—I know nothing about it.</p>
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<interp inst="t19021020-name-178" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY DEAN</persName> </hi>. I am a cashier at the Mercantile Bank of Lancashire—the book which contained this cheque was issued to the firm of Walter and Co. in 1891.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer.</hi>) I was present when the prisoner was charged on September 30th—he made no reply—on searching him I found a quantity of memoranda, two pocket books, a number of pawn tickets, and a County Court summons.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He said the documents were in his writing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence on oath, said that he was not the man, and knew nothing about it. He received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. J. P. GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KERSHAW</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19021020-name-181" type="given" value="GEORGE SMITH"/>GEORGE SMITH BERRY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective, Great Eastern Railway.</hi>) On October 7th I was on duty at Liverpool Street railway station about 8 o'clock—I saw the prisoner on No. 10 arrival platform when the 8.5 from Yarmouth arrived—while a crowd of people were looking for their luggage the prisoner went on the right of a lady—he had the overcoat he is now wearing on his left arm—he placed his left hand into her dress pocket—I stood immediately behind him and could see quite distinctly—he left her and went down the platform to another lady, who was also looking for her luggage among a crowd—he placed his left hand under the folds of her dress with his coat on his arm—he left and went across the bridge to No. 9 platform—I spoke to Detective Raymond and a constable and continued to watch the prisoner—he stood still and then went to Nos. 7 and 8 barriers where a crowd was</p>
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<p>waiting for the barriers to open—after a couple of minutes waiting—he went to No. 6 barrier where passengers were waiting for the 8.36 Luton train—he went alongside a lady with a baby in her arms with his coat on his arm—he placed his left hand in the folds of her dress, and then left her—I was about a yard away—he went to another lady at
<hi rend="italic">the</hi> same barrier, who was speaking to her friends—he stood on her left and placed his left hand into her dress pocket, his coat and her handkerchief covering her pocket—in going to say good-bye to a little girl she knocked the prisoner on one side—he got the handkerchief partly out of her pocket—I spoke to her and after
<lb/>wards followed the prisoner to Nos. 2 and 3 barriers—there was no crowd there—the prisoner afterwards went to the West Suburban booking-office—he walked through the gate but returned—he was afterwards about to leave the station when I stopped him—I told him we were police officers, and that I should take him into custody for attempting to steal from the pockets of several ladies unknown, and for frequenting the station with intent to commit a felony—I took him to the station—it was about 8.25—he was searched in my presence—I found no ticket on him—I had seen him at the Liverpool Street station on October 4th between 4 and 5 o'clock, and had watched him cross the bridge and go on different platforms he did not go away by train—I asked for the addresses of the ladies, but they did not give them, not having lost anything.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I asked one lady if she had lost anything.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I could see that he did not get anything from the other ladies and that is the reason I did not ask them.</p>
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<interp inst="t19021020-name-182" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE RAYMOND</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective, Great Eastern Railway.</hi>) I was with-Berry on the West Suburban platform about 8.15, and saw what he saw.</p>
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<interp inst="t19021020-name-183" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK COOK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Sessions Warder, H.M. Prison, Brixton</hi>). I produce a certificate of the conviction of George Mitchell of felony on December 19th, 1892—the prisoner is the man—he was sentenced to three years' penal servitude at the North London Sessions—a previous conviction was proved when he was sentenced to three months at the Mansion House—both certificates are here.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence on oath, said this was a prejudiced case, and that ten years' ago the same charge was made and the same evidence, given against him in the name of George Stubley, when he was acquitted, and that he was' innocent.</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">See Sessions Paper</hi>, Vol cxvi.,
<hi rend="italic">p.</hi> 1319, Reg: v.
<hi rend="italic">George Stubbings.</hi>)</p>
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<interp inst="t19021020-730-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Sixteen other convictions were proved against him in various names.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi> to the uttering.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PERCIVAL CLARKE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ELLIOTT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Daniell</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19021020-name-186" type="given" value="GEORGE HALL"/>GEORGE HALL HALL</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, of 8, Warwick Court, Gray's Inn—this promissory note is marked by me as a solicitor, and this is the cheque referred to in the declaration produced, which was made before me as a com
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<p>—Daniell brought it to me signed, and declared it in my presence. I am acquainted with her.</p>
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<interp inst="t19021020-name-187" type="given" value="JAMES BELL"/>JAMES BELL CHARTERIS</persName> </hi>. I am a builder's clerk, of 17, Churchfield Mansions, Fulham—I have known King ten or eleven months as a solicitor's clerk—on June 25th he called at my house with this promissory note, dated June 17th, from 44, Upper Mall, Ravenscourt Park, S. W., for£20, and signed by Blanche Caroline Daniell, and Lord Haldon, of Clovelly, Hampton Wick—he asked me if I could advance him some money on it—I told him I had no money, but after his pointing out that the thing was good enough, and that I should get a small profit, I advanced him 30s.—he produced the declaration of Lord Haldon and said that Mrs. Daniell was a lady of repute, and that Lord Haldon was a member of the Carlton and Marlborough clubs—he said that Lord Haldon had been a bankrupt, but that the bankruptcy proceedings had been annulled, and that his mother was allowing him £1,200 a year, and that if he incurred debts beyond that his mother, after a little trouble, would meet them—he said he had been to a money lender, but his office was closed, because of the Coronation—I advanced him 30s. on his promising to give me £2 the following Saturday or forfeit the bill—he said he received it for discount purposes from Mr. Bartlett, his acquaintance, who was a round timber merchant and cricket bat manufacturer, who had received it and some cash, in settlement of a criminal action against Mrs. Daniell's husband—I gave the prisoner half-a-crown early in the morning and, as soon as I got a cheque, 7s. 6d. silver and a sovereign—he put my name and address on it in my presence before I advanced, the money—he called on the Friday for another £3 10s.—I told him I had not got it—he said he had given the 30s. to Bartlett and had got 5s. out of it—I found out afterwards that he had 15s.; Bartlett told me—on the Sunday he advised me to get jewellery or clothes—I saw Mr. Bone, whom I knew, of Putney, but he would not deal with it—I told King that—he told me that he would go to the Camera Watch Co., who advertise on the credit system, about it—I said I wanted my money—he said he would get a bill for £50 discounted by a Mr. Martin, a money lender of Sackville Street—I saw the bill—(
<hi rend="italic">A similar bill, signed and endorsed by Daniell and accepted, payable by Lord Haldon.</hi>)—I do not think it was endorsed when I saw it, but it was in King's hand—I have not got my money—I asked Mr. May, a money lender, to discount the bill—after keeping it three days he refused—I met King and told him the result—he said, "Of course it is not accepted at the bank, otherwise' he would have done it"—I asked him if he knew anybody who would do it—he said he would see—I asked him when he was going to take the bill up—he pointed out that it was of more benefit to keep it than to get it taken up for £2, and that he must benefit as well if I got £20—he said he would settle with Bartlett if I settled with him—on August 11th I saw Bartlett and again on August 13th, and about an hour or an hour and a half later I saw King—I told King I had just given Bartlett 25s. against the cheque drawn by the Land Development Co.—he said, "Oh, no doubt it will be all right"—I told him Bartlett was going to pay me the 10s. he owed me, and I was to hand him the balance when the cheque was cleared—the cheque was cashed at a baker's in the King's Road—(
<hi rend="italic">This cheque was headed, "The Phoenix Con
<lb/>tract</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Development Syndicate, Ltd.</hi>, 15,
<hi rend="italic">Cheapside," drawn for</hi> £3 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">on Lloyds Bank, Cheapside branch, on August</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1900,
<hi rend="italic">payable to A. J. Bell or order, and signed by two directors and the secretary, and endorsed "A. J. Bell</hi>")—the following day Bartlett came with a Mr. Willis, known as
<hi rend="italic">Cheeky</hi> Willis, and I saw King at his house on the Saturday and told him of the interview and asked him what steps he would take—I said that Bartlett and Willis had demanded the balance, and that because I refused they abused and insulted me, when I had not done anything—the following day he called and asked my wife what I was going to do—I said he had better go to Sergeant Gough and ask his advice—King said he would go and arrange an appointment with Sergeant Gough at Putney Police Station to ask him to take steps to stop the annoyance—I told King that Willis had informed me that the promissory note was a forgery—King said, "Of course it is good, otherwise they would not try to get hold of it; I would not bring you anything that was wrong"—Bartlett and Willis had tried to get it, and I told King that Willis said if I would let him have the promissory note for half an hour it would bring me about £10"—King said, "Do not part with it, you will get your money all right, it will be settled by Lord Haldon"—that was on August 16th, the Saturday following my receipt of the cheque—the bill was due on August 20th, including the three days' grace—on August 17th I received this letter through the post without a stamp on it—(
<hi rend="italic">From Daniell, asking the witness not to present the bill, but to wire when he could see her</hi>,)—I replied on August 18th—I afterwards saw Lord Haldon's solicitors, and on August 22nd gent for King—I told him that Lord Haldon's solicitors denied the signature—he advised me to see Mrs. Daniell, and said he believed if Mrs. Daniell saw Lord Haldon he would meet it all right—I said, "I will go and see about it, and you had better wait till I see you again"—the following day a gentleman called, saying he came from Mr. Bartlett, and I told King that he had paid me this cheque for £12 10s. for the bill—(
<hi rend="italic">The note inclosed with the cheque and the cheque were signed</hi> "E. Thomas")—I know no person named "E. Thomas"—I told King that I had paid the cheque away, and that the fellow would not cash it till I had paid his account—he said he would see Bartlett about it and get me an open cheque or cash—I never got either—King said, "I
<hi rend="italic">suppose they</hi> have got somebody who has taken it up for them"—I concluded that he meant Daniell and Bartlett—King promised to meet me at Cambridge Circus, outside the Palace Theatre of Varieties, on Monday, August 25th, but did not—on August 24th I saw Mrs. Daniell at Ravenscourt Park—I saw King on Wednesday night, August 27th, when he called at my house and left about II p.m.—I told him that I had been to Daniell—I received a wire, "Gone to Holborn, nothing turned up"—I heard no more—I told King I should apply for a warrant for their arrest—King said, "Do not take out a warrant, but apply for criminal process, then you will get your money"—King is out of employment—I told him I would rather loss the money than not get some sort of satisfaction.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by King.</hi> You told me Bartlett had a factory at Saltash—I said that I knew Bartlett had lived at Putney—you advised me to go to a jeweller when you brought me the bill—you said you did not know Mrs.</p>
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<p>Daniell—you did not endeavour to discount the bill—I took it to Fielders, but they said the matter was too small—you told me you were doing business with Mr. Truby—you told me on the Saturday that if Willis had anything to do with it it was wrong as he had uttered worthless cheques andhad suffered penal servitude, and had said that he was going to kill you—I showed Gough the cheque on the Saturday and gave him a description of Willis and Bartlett—he knew Bartlett—I have found money to make a book—I know the landlord of the Duke of Einburgh at Putney—I have borrowed money of him and cashed dozens of cheques with him—he did not cash a worthless one signed by Viscount Destri—a gentleman of the Drive, Putney, did not threaten me with criminal proceedings—you were always calling on me; I cannot specify dates—I had several appointments with you—I wrote letters to you—I had clothes from Westoby's about the end of August or the beginning of September—I was always at the King's Head about 8 o'clock—I have had furniture on hire twice—I was in arrear in payment through your going to my landlord—the furniture was removed once—it was all found except two articles—you signed a declaration of your own, at Collins' of Bridge Road—I did sign it—the furniture was only there three days—you pawned it at Bosh's on my instructions, I did not; you did all the talking—I had the money except what I paid you, 5s. or 6s.—I never knew myself otherwise than desperately hard up—I told you Lord Haldon had left word about the cheque a second time, and that it would b., put into the hands of the police, and I went to Hampton Wick and Waterloo—you asked me if I owed money, and I said that I said to the tradesman, "You will wait for your account, I will get the cheque stopped, it will be no good to you"—my wife answered the door, and I saw the stranger at the door about five or six minutes—I said, "Are you Mr. Thomas?"—he said, "No, I-am not Mr. Thomas; I have come from Mr. Bartlett"—I was too pleased to-get the £12 10s. cheque, I did not think about anything else—he said I had-no right to hold both the cheque and the bill—I had the cheque in my hand—he was to call in two hours for the bill and declaration—he did not come back—I first discovered that the bill was a forgery when I went to Lord Haldon on the 21st—on the 25th I had an appointment with you—four days afterwards I went to see Mrs. Daniell—I said, "I believe you know what I am come about, I am Mr. Charteris; I do not like being fooled about, I want my £20"—I had been waiting for you to get my money—I had the note with me; she said she would meet me—I said, "What is the good of doing that; I must have the money or I shall place the matter in the hands of the police"—I asked for the bill to be met—I demanded £20—the cheque for £3 10s. is not made payable to me—my name is Bell Charteris, not Bell.</p>
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<interp inst="t19021020-name-188" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE MAY</persName> </hi>. I am a money-lender, of 4, Cedar Road, Walham Green—Charteris brought me the bill of exchange for £20, with a declaration as to the signature, and asked me to discount it, which I declined to do after keeping it for a few days—I did not know King.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by King.</hi> I made inquiries about the bill, and in conse
<lb/>quence of the report not being satisfactory I declined it.</p>
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<interp inst="t19021020-name-189" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HERTZ</persName> </hi>. I am a baker, of 96, New King's Road, Fulham—</p>
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<p>Charteris is a customer of mine—on August 13th a little girl brought me a cheque for £310s., which was passed through my bank and was duly paid; and on August 23rd she brought me another cheque on Lloyds Bank, Temple branch, for £12 10s., payable to Mr. B. Charteris—I found there was no Lloyds Bank, Temple branch—I handed it over to the police, and Mr. Charteris was prosecuted in connection with that cheque and acquitted by the Magistrate upon his explanation being given.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined, by King.</hi> I do not remember
<hi rend="italic">saying</hi> at the Police-Court that Charteris came to me and said that the cheque was stopped—he said the cheque was no good to me, and he would have it stopped.</p>
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<interp inst="t19021020-name-190" type="given" value="SIDNEY ROBERT"/>SIDNEY ROBERT HURST</persName> </hi>. I am' secretary to the Phoenix Contract and Development Syndicate, Limited, 55 and 56, Chancery Lane, W.C.—the books of the company are kept' in the office, not in a safe—we bank at Lloyds Bank, Cheapside—I have our cheque-book here—the last cheque I drew from this book (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) was on May 16th, No. Aa 271081—after drawing that cheque I left the book in the office in attacked box—on getting my pass book from, the bank on October 14th, the day on which the cheque for £3 10s. was passed through, I discovered that some cheques were missing, that two of the cheques were in strange hard writings and I telephoned to the bank to stop every cheque—I then found there were five cheques missing from the cheque-book, Nos. 271082 to 271086-cheques are signed by two directors and countersigned by me—the prisoner had no authority whatever to sign cheques—this (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) is one, of the missing cheques—we have no director of the name of
<hi rend="italic">Willis</hi> or Williams—I did not sign it, neither do I know the writing—the signatures on the other cheques are all fictitious.</p>
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<interp inst="t19021020-name-191" type="given" value="EDITH"/>EDITH TROTT</persName> </hi>. I am the licensed holder of the Ladbroke Arms, Lad-brake broke on August 17th, in the evening, the prisoner came into the bar and tasked me to cash a cheque—I refused; and he then said he was a neighbour of mine and wanted some whisky, and then I cashed it—this is it—it is drawn by the Phoenix Syndicate—he said the signature on the back, Blanche Daniel, was his wife's—I gave him £4 13s.", deducting 7s. for the whisky—I sent the cheque to my bank, and it was returned to me marked "Payment stopped, signature not known"</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by King:</hi> You, were dressed in a brown suit of clothes.</p>
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<interp inst="t19021020-name-192" type="given" value="MINNIE ETHEL"/>MINNIE ETHEL TROTT</persName> </hi>. I am the daughter of the last' witness—on August 17th the prisoner came into the bar and I served him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by King.</hi> You were dressed in a brown suit of clothes.</p>
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<interp inst="t19021020-name-193" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN MORGAN</persName> </hi>. I live at 28, Ladbroke Grove, and am single—no one named Daniel lived in my house on August 17th.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">LORD HALDON</hi>. I live at Clovelly, Hampton Wick—the signatures "Haldon" on these bills are not mine, neither did I authorise anyone "to sign them—I have known Mrs. Daniell a great many years—he comes of a highly-respectable family.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I should not suppose she would dream of handing a forged document to anybody.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant F.</hi>) I arrested King on a warrant on September 30th—he said, "I know the man who gave Charteris the cheque; the prosecutor and the other witnesses took me for a man named Willis, who has undergone terms of imprisonment for frauds by cheques"—I arrested Mrs. Daniell—she said, "Oh, that man King again '—at the station, in answer to the charge, she said, "I do not understand it"—on August 30th, at the Police Court, I showed King this letter (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) written by Mrs. Daniell from 44, Upper Mall, Ravenscourt Park: "Sir, Kindly do not present the bill, I am told you hold, to Lord Haldon until you see me. I have had no consideration for it. I can see you at my house on Tuesday"—I asked him who Mrs. Daniell was—he said she was an old client of his when he was a solicitor's managing clerk—I found other letters at King's house from Mrs. Daniell, one of which said that things were very serious.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by King.</hi> You did not say that I should see a deal of correspondence from Mrs. Daniell respecting a bill you had to nego
<lb/>tiate for her—you said your wife would give me some papers—I know Willis, the man you described—I am sure he is not the man who cashed the cheque—he is stouter than you and about two and a half inches shorter.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MRS. KING</hi>. I am the prisoner King's wife—I was with him on August 17th in the evening—we left home at 7 p.m. and went for a walk, and he left me about 8.25 p.m. to go to Mr. Turner's house, returning home about 9.30 p.m.—on August 24th he went out in the morning, returning home at 1.30 p.m.—he said he had seen a man named Willis who wanted to make an appointment with him, and he said he should write to a detec
<lb/>tive about him—I told him to have nothing to do with him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We were never near Ladbroke Grove on the 17th.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">TURNER</hi>. King came to my house on August 17th between 7 and 8 p.m. to see a Mr. Toomey there on business—Mr. Toomey is ill at present in bed with pneumonia—he could not have been at Ladbroke Grove at 8.30 p.m. as he did not leave my house until 9.45 p.m.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I fix the date because it was the only day that Mr. Toomey came to my house—I have been in monetary difficulties many times, but I have never had a charge made against me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">King, in his defence, said that he received the bill for</hi> £50
<hi rend="italic">from Mrs. Daniell to discount in the ordinary way; that Mrs. Daniell was told that it could not be discounted until Lord Haldon's signature had been verified; that she said, "What's to be done?" and he told her that nothing could be done until Lord Haldon returned to town; that she then told him to take the bill and try to get her some money, and he put it in his box, where it was found, and he had never seen it since; that the cheques were cashed by a man named Willis, who wore a brown suit, and it was not likely that he would adopt the very same clothes as Willis; that he had never seen the cheques, and did not know the Ladbroke Arms; and that he was absolutely innocent of the charges.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">See next case.</hi>)</p> </div1>
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