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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, December 15th, 1902, and following days,</p>
<p>Before the Right Hon.
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-1" type="given" value="MARCUS"/>SIR MARCUS SAMUEL</persName> </hi>, Knt.,
<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; the Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-2" type="given" value="CHARLES JOHN"/>CHARLES JOHN DARLING</persName> </hi>, one of the Justices of His Majesty's High Court; Sir
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-3" type="given" value="JOHN WHITTAKER"/>JOHN WHITTAKER ELLIS</persName> </hi>, Bart., Sir
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-4" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID EVANS</persName> </hi>, K.C.M.G., Lieut.-Colonel Sir
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-5" type="given" value="HORATIO"/>HORATIO DAVIES</persName> </hi>, K.C.M.G., M.P., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-6" type="given" value="FORREST"/>FORREST FULTON</persName> </hi>, Knt., K.C., Recorder of the said City;
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-7" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN POUND</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-8" type="given" value="FREDERICK PRAT"/>FREDERICK PRAT ALLISTON</persName> </hi>, Esq., and
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-10" type="given" value="ALBERT FREDERICK"/>ALBERT FREDERICK BOSANQUET</persName> </hi>, Esq., K.C., Common Sergeant of the said City;
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-11" 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="t19021215-name-12" 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="t19021215-name-16" 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">SAMUEL, MAYOR. SECOND 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, December</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1902.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Also</hi> to stealing a sheet of paper, an envelope, and an order for the payment of £30 15s., the property of
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<hi rend="italic">Also</hi> to forging and uttering an endorsement on an order for the payment of £4 11s. 8d.</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Also</hi> to stealing two sheets of paper, two envelopes, and two orders for the payment of £4 11s. 8d. and £1 10s., the property of
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<hi rend="italic">Also</hi> to forging and uttering an endorsement on an order for the payment of £4 11s. 8d., with intent to defraud, having been convicted of felony at the Guildhall, Westminster, on January 5th, 1901.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">Four other convictions were proved against him.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-3-19021215 t19021215-3-punishment-5"/>Five years' penal servitude.</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t19021215-70-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/> forging and uttering an endorsement on an order for the payment of £92 4s. 6d., with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and the evidence was interpreted when necessary.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-31" type="given" value="JEAN"/>JEAN MENEZ</persName> </hi>. I live at 28, Mortimer Market, St. Pancras—in August I possessed 100 three per cent. Panama Bonds—they were held for me by M. Guyon, of Paris, for 1,500 francs—I came to England about June 25th—amongst other people, I met the prisoners shortly after my arrival—I had a valise and a parcel—I had these elector's tickets (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) in my luggage—the two signatures "Menez," at the bottom are in my writing—in August I went to Mitcham to work as a mason—I met with an accident there—I came back to London and went to 25, Frith Street—while there I saw Consauve, and he told me that Hoffmann wanted to see me—I went to see him at his house—he expressed his satisfaction at seeing me again. I was going to the hospital, and I gave my valise to Consauve, and paid him 6d. for the trouble of looking after it for me—the documents were in it then with this other document (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—I was in the hospital eighteen days, and afterwards I went to a convalescent home at Brighton—I went to the hospital on September 9th, and went straight to Brighton when 1 came out, but I changed my clothes at Hoffmann's before I went to Brighton—he came to see me two or three times in the hospital—I was at Brighton for three weeks, and about the middle of October I went back to Mortimer Market—I there found a letter from M. Guyon, dated September 6th—I never gave anybody authority to sell my Panama Bonds nor did I intend to sell them—after I got the letter of the 6th I saw both prisoners—I told them that my name had been falsified and my bonds had been sold without my authority, and that I had a suspicion of them. Hoffmann said, "I am an honest man; I have not done anything," and he suggested that I should go back to France, and that he would find the money to enable me to go—I made up my mind to stop in England—if I had known that my bonds had been stolen I should have gone to France—I obtained my luggage, and opened my valise in the prisoners presence and two other Frenchmen—I said to the prisoners, "You have not stolen anything"—all my papers were there—neither of these letters dated September 11th and 16th were signed by me or by my authority—tin's cheque is not endorsed by me—I never saw it till I was at the police court the other day—I afterwards went to the police.</p>
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-32" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE GUYON</persName> </hi>. I live at 6, Boulevard St. Bastaville, Paris, and am a banker—I know Menez—I held his 100 Panama three percent. Bonds up to the middle of September against a loan of 1,500 francs—about September 11th I got this letter from London, dated September 11th: "M. Guyon, I am writing you to ask you to be kind enough to sell the whole of my bonds to the best possible advantage and as soon as</p>
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<p>possible; I have just had the offer of a little business which will add mate
<lb/>rially to my income. I have succeeded in persuading this person to let me have the business at my own price, and I must strike the iron while it is hot. Please don't lengthen the transaction by a lot of correspondence, but act us if it was for yourself; I shall be satisfied, but act promptly. Immediately I receive in full, I will acknowledge same by registered letter. Awaiting a reply by return of post, yours, &c, Menez, 76, Whitfield, Street, Tottenham Court Road, London"—upon that I sold the bonds and sent the balance on September 15th—I have no London agents, sol went to Messrs. Jorden, Cohen, and Co., in Paris, and they gave me this cheque on Parr's Bank in London for £92 4s. 6d. (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—I crossed it and sent it to 76, Whitfield Street in a registered letter—on September 17th I got this letter, dated September 16th: "I beg to acknowledge receipt of your favour of the 15th inst. I have received your cheque for £94 2s. 6d., for which I thank you. I have some difficulty in getting the money as the cheque is crossed, but it is only a question of a few hours, and I think I shall be able to get it to-morrow morning. I am writing to my children at the same time as to you to ask them to send me back the receipt for the deeds which I left with them. Immediately I receive it I will return it to you. Believe me, sir, yours sincerely, Menez"—later in October I got some letters from M. Menez—I believed those two letters came from the M. Menez who had deposited the bonds with me.</p>
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-33" type="given" value="ARTHUR DANIEL"/>ARTHUR DANIEL MATHEWS</persName> </hi>. I am a postman, of Sidmouth Street Grays Inn Road—On September 16th I delivered a registered letter from Paris at 76, Whitfield Street—I cannot remember to whom I delivered it.</p>
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-34" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR DAVID</persName> </hi>. I am an engineer, of 76, Whitfield Street, Tottenham Court Road—I was there from September 9th until some time in October—I saw Hoffmann there about September 12th.</p>
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-35" type="given" value="ROLAND"/>ROLAND MERRY</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk at Parr's Bank, 77, Lombard Street—I remember the prisoners coming there on September 16th, between 1 and 2—this cheque was tendered to Mr. Jarrett, the cashier—he spoke to me and I spoke to the prisoners in French, and explained to them that as it was a crossed cheque we could not pay it across the counter, or in fact pay it at all, as it would have to come through another banker—they seemed rather upset about it and asked me whether we could not do something—I asked them if they had any friends in London who had a banking account and who could change it for them, and they said "No"—I asked them if they were staying at an hotel and if the landlord could pay it for them—they said "No"—I then said if they would pay for a telegram to Paris and we could get instructions from Paris, we could pay it although it was crossed; that is the custom of bankers—that was done—they left and came back about 3.30, but the reply had not then come from Paris—they called at 10 a.m. next day—the reply had come from Paris the afternoon before—the cheque was then in order for payment—I asked them how they would like to receive the money—they said, "In gold;" I said, "Would you not like some notes?"—they said, "No, all in gold," and they had it all in gold—when the cheque was brought in on the 16th it was already endorsed—</p>
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<p>they both helped themselves from the pile of money on the counter—I have compared the endorsement with the two letters—I should say de
<lb/>cidedly that all three signatures are in the same writing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Hoffmann.</hi> The cheque was endorsed before I saw it; it may have been endorsed in the bank.</p>
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-36" type="given" value="GEORGE PARKINSON"/>GEORGE PARKINSON JARRETT</persName> </hi>. I am chief cashier at Parr's Bank, Lom
<lb/>bard Street—I saw the two prisoners come in on September 16th—I cannot remember seeing the cheque endorsed—when it came into my hands it was already endorsed—I referred the men to Mr. Merry, as I do not speak French—on the 17th we cashed the cheque—to the best of my recollection Hoffmann took up the money.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant.</hi>) On November 26th I was in Old Compton Street—I saw the prisoners there—I told them, in French, who I was, and said I should take them to the police station for obtaining a cheque for £92 4s. 6d., and forging an endorsement to it; Hoffmann said, "I did not take anything, I accompanied my friend Consauve to the bank; he obtained the money and signed for it. I did nothing, nor signed for it"—we went to the station, where I showed them the cheque—Consauve, in Hoffmann's hearing, said, "Yes, that is the cheque, and the endorse
<lb/>ment on it is mine; I and my friend Hoffmann were in Charlotte Street one day, I don't know the date, and a young man came to us and asked us if we would do him a service; he then took us to a bank in the City, but before going into the bank he took us into a public-house and gave us something to drink. He then produced a cheque and a letter which bore the signature Menez, also a sheet of white paper and told me to copy the signature Menez on the paper. This I did several times. He then told us to go to the bank and ask for the money, and if they wished it to sign the name Menez on the back of the cheque. He came outside the public-house; at the bank they were not willing to pay, and said we must go the next day; we told the man"; the next day we saw him again; we went to the bank and the stranger remained outside; I endorsed the cheque on the back on the counter, and they gave us the money in gold as the man had directed us; I went outside and gave the gold to the man; the man gave me £1, and as Hoffmann owed me 2s. I kept the £1."—I took that state
<lb/>ment down in writing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Hoffmann's statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I am innocent; I am sorry I went into the bank."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Hoffmann's Defence.</hi> "I have nothing to say; I wait for the decision of the jury: I am innocent."</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HOFFMANN</hi>,
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<interp inst="t19021215-70-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>†—
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="italic">who received a good character,
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-70-19021215 t19021215-70-punishment-7"/>Nine months in the second division.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, December</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1902.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to stealing a gold ring and other articles, the property of
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to stealing a pair of trousers and other articles, the property of
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to forging and uttering a notice of withdrawal of £3 10s. from a deposit account;</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to stealing a Savings Bank book, the property of
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-71-19021215 t19021215-71-punishment-8"/>Twelve months'hard labour.</rs> </hi></p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to stealing a post letter, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19021215-72-offence-2 t19021215-name-44"/>H.M.'s Postmaster General</persName>.</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-72-19021215 t19021215-72-punishment-9"/>Nine months' hard labour.</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t19021215-73-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to stealing a letter, the property of
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-46" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19021215-73-offence-2 t19021215-name-46"/>H.M.'s Postmaster General</persName>.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-73-19021215 t19021215-73-punishment-10"/>Nine months' hard labour.</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t19021215-73-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t19021215-74-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, to forging and uttering a cheque for £15, with intent to defraud.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t19021215-74-punishment-11" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-74-19021215 t19021215-74-punishment-11"/>Four months' hard labour.</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t19021215-74-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HARRY VINCENT</hi> (42)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19021215-75-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, to stealing a watch chain, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19021215-75-offence-1 t19021215-name-49"/>J. W. Benson</persName>.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t19021215-75-punishment-12" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-75-19021215 t19021215-75-punishment-12"/>Five years' penal servitude.</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t19021215-75-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19021215-75-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> And</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t19021215-76-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t19021215-76-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, to obtaining £6 5s. and other sums from
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-52" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19021215-name-52" type="surname" value="DOUSE"/>
<interp inst="t19021215-name-52" type="given" value="WALTER CHARLES"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19021215-76-offence-1 t19021215-name-52"/>Walter Charles Douse</persName> by false pretences;</rs>
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<interp inst="t19021215-76-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t19021215-76-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to forging and uttering a paper writing purporting to be signed by Henry Lendener;</rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PARKER</hi>
<rs id="t19021215-76-offence-3" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19021215-76-offence-3" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19021215-76-offence-3" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to stealing £4 4s., £6 5s., £24, £1 15s., £10, £7, and £50, the monies of
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-53" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19021215-name-53" type="surname" value="DOUSE"/>
<interp inst="t19021215-name-53" type="given" value="WALTER CHARLES"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19021215-76-offence-3 t19021215-name-53"/>Walter Charles Douse</persName>.</rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PARKER</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t19021215-76-punishment-13" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19021215-76-punishment-13" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-76-19021215 t19021215-76-punishment-13"/>Five years' penal servitude;</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ASHLEY</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t19021215-76-punishment-14" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t19021215-76-punishment-14" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19021215-76-punishment-14" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-76-19021215 t19021215-76-punishment-14"/>Five days' imprisonment.</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t19021215-76-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19021215-76-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, December</hi> 16
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1902.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Darling.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ERNEST HENRY BISHOP</hi> (43)</persName>, and
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19021215-77-offence-1 t19021215-name-56"/>Florence Adelaide Bishop</persName>.</rs> Mr. Hutton,
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<interp inst="t19021215-77-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted for
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19021215-78-offence-1 t19021215-name-61"/>Florence Bishop</persName>, children under sixteen years of age, in a manner likely to cause them unnecessary suffering and injury to their health,</rs> to which
<hi rend="largeCaps">SARAH ANN BISHOP</hi>"
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19021215-78-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-78-19021215 t19021215-78-punishment-15"/>Six months in the second division.</rs> </hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ERNEST HENRY BISHOP</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19021215-78-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE KNEE</hi> (42)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19021215-79-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="wounding"/>, Feloniously wounding
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19021215-79-offence-1 t19021215-name-63"/>Elizabeth Knee</persName> with intent to murder her.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. NICHOLSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19021215-name-64" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-64" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH KNEE</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's wife—we were separated about two months ago under an order of the Court on account of his persistent cruelty—I was living with my two children—on December 1st, about 9 p.m., I was visiting some friends—I returned home and found the prisoner in the kitchen with the two little girls—he asked me if I did not think it was time I went back to him; I said no, but if he liked to be a teetotaler and show me he would be good to me I would take him back in six months—he wanted to come back there and then—I put my two little girls to bed—</p>
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<p>he wanted to sit and talk to me—I did not feel able to do so, and all at once he jumped up and took this table knife (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) out of the table drawer in the kitchen, and cut my throat—I had a struggle with him and he cut my arms and my hands: I have the marks now—I screamed, and my lodger from upstairs came down; she ran to open the front door and then help came—I got the knife away from the prisoner and flung it down by the door—when he found that he could not do any more with it he jumped on my stomach and back—I had felt the knife at my back, but I had my clothes on so it did not cut me—when the prisoner first started at me he said he would do for me—the police came and took him away—he was sober—he has said he would do for me ever so many times.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. The knife was bent as it now is in the course of the struggle—it was quite straight when he took it out.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> You had been in my house before December 1st—I did not ask you to stop and have a cup of tea with me—Lily brought you in on the Sunday evening—you did not have supper with me then, I would not speak to you—I did not toast any muffins for you—when I came back on December 1st you asked me to come back to you and I said I could not trust you—I did not say that you had been the cause of our child's death.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner.</hi> "Her saying that was the cause of my doing what I did; I lost my temper, and I got the knife and went and stabbed her."</p>
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-65" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY BROWN</persName> </hi>. I am a physician and surgeon, of 308, Lily Road, Fulham—on December 1st I was called to the prosecutrix's house—she had a cut on the upper part of her right arm about 3 in long and in deep, also two cuts not very severe on the left side of her neck, and one behind the ear; that was more of a bruise than a cut—there were a lot of scratches and abrasions on her hands and face—two of the fingers of her left hand were badly cut—this sort of knife could have caused the wounds—it is very blunt, considerable force must have been used to inflict the injuries.</p>
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-66" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM KEEN</persName> </hi> (1
<hi rend="italic">T.R.</hi>). I was summoned on December 1st to the prose
<lb/>cutrix's house—I saw the prisoner there and arrested him—he said, "I will go quietly; I was coming down to the station"—this knife was handed to me by one of the witnesses—there were slight stains of blood on it—the prisoner was quite sober.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner's defence.</hi> I had great provocation; she caused me to do it. I did not go to the house with any intention of hurting the woman until she said I had been the cause of the child's death; I
<hi rend="italic">done</hi> it in my temper; I have been to the house several times before and nothing had hap
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<interp inst="t19021215-79-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Twelve previous convictions were proved against him, and the police stated that he was a violent man and had treated his wife with great cruelty.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-79-19021215 t19021215-79-punishment-16"/>Fifteen years' penal servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM RICHARDSON</hi> </persName>
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-68" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19021215-name-68" type="surname" value="RICHARDSON"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19021215-80-offence-1 t19021215-name-68"/>Benjamin Richardson</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LYNE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for the prosecution offered no evidence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19021215-80-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, December</hi> 16
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1902.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUGHES</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-74" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="italic">Interpreted.</hi>) I keep a restaurant at 72, Cromer Street, Gray's Inn Road—on November 11th the prisoner came to the back entrance, and my waiter told me that he wanted to see me—he was a stranger to me—I went into the kitchen with him; he said, "I have been told by some friends that you keep a gambling place, and I am in a postion to do you something good, so that you should not have any damage."—I refused to pay him money, and he went away—the following Sunday a messenger came from the prisoner that I should meet him at Portland Road Station—I did not go—on Monday the same messenger came with a man named Semel—he wanted me to go out, but I refused, and told him to come inside—he then said, "I am going to protect you, but if it is impossible for you to pay me £10 at once you can pay me £2 per week; you can afford it because you have, got two places;"I said, "I am not going to pay you; I do not require your protection; I am not doing any
<lb/>thing wrong here"—he then said that he was a detective, took some papers out of his pocket, and said that everything was ready to give me into custody, and that he had done such things on previous occasions—I understood at once that he could not be a sworn detective, and I accom
<lb/>panied him to the police station and gave him in charge—he then said that he was a tailor—I said, "You told me you were a detective"—Semel and another man walked behind us to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I do not know you—I saw you at my house for the first time—I do keep a restaurant in the East End—you did not use to come there—I did not come to your-place three months ago with Max Lewis, I do not know him—he is not a partner of mine—you did not tell me you were a detective on the first occasion—you said you were a friend of mine, and would protect me—I did not hear Max Lewis say that you had made him pay £50 for keeping a gambling club, and that he did not care if you made him pay another £100.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I know Max Lewis, he keeps a restaurant in the neigh
<lb/>bourhood—he was fined £50 for keeping a gambling house—I do not know that the prisoner gave information to the police that Max Lewis was keeping a gambling club—I am a stranger to Max Lewis, because I am his rival in business.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the prisoner.</hi> I did not say to Max Lewis, "All right, you keep quiet, I will take your part," nor strike you in the chest with my fist—I did not tell the policeman that you represented yourself to be a detective</p>
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<p>because I could not make myself understood, but I tried to make him understand that he should arrest us both until I found an interpreter—I have not paid £5 to a witness to give evidence against you, nor have I collected £40 for the expenses of this trial: it will not cost so much as that, and I had no need to collect that sum—I did not send a man to you to ask you not to give information against me for keeping a gambling and disorderly house—I have never kept a gambling house, neither have I been convicted.</p>
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-75" type="given" value="SIMON"/>SIMON SEMEL</persName> </hi>. I live at 8, Phoenix Street, Somers Town, and am a boot-maker—on November Kith the prisoner came to my house and asked me to take a message to Ganzman to come to Portland Road Station—he came again on the 17th and asked me why the prosecutor did not meet him—I said the prosecutor said he was very busy and could not leave his place—the prisoner then asked me to go and tell the prosecutor to come out and see him—I told him I could not ran about taking messages for him, and he said he would pay me a day's wages, as he was a detective—I then went with him to the prosecutor's shop, and told the prosecutor to come out and see the prisoner—the prosecutor said he could not come out—the prisoner then said, "Tell him I am a detective and must not show my face inside where there are so many people"—the prosecutor then came out and saw the prisoner at the side door, and the prisoner said to him, "Are you going to give me the £10?" If you cannot afford to give me £10 give me £2 a week, as you have two restaurants"—the prosecutor said, "I have done nothing to give you money for"—the prisoner said. "You know I am a detective; I can protect you, and you can do what you like"—they both walked to the railway station, Gray's Inn Road, and I saw the prisoner pull out some papers from his pocket—he said to the prosecutor, "I have got you down in the papers, and if you will not give me the money I will put you away"—further up they were talking together and came up to a policeman, and the prosecutor said, "Arrest me with the prisoner, and I will go to the station and explain what I mean"—we all went to the station together.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known you three years—you never said what my day's wages were to be—you said, "A detective must not show his face when there are too many people about"—I do not know what sort of people there would be in the prosecutor's place who would be frightened of a detective going in—I do not know what papers you produced—I have not received £5 for giving evidence, nor five farthings—I do not keep a brothel—I was convicted six years ago of selling a ship's card to America; it was not genuine, and I had three months—it is not true that if anyone wants a witness I am willing to become one so long as I get paid.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Since the prisoner was arrested he has been to my shop to see me—I told him I did not want to see him any more—he said, "Simon, I want you to be kind and do me no harm. I want you as a witness, so do not go against me, and do not say anything against me"—I said I did not want him—I do not keep a brothel, I work hard for my living as a boot maker.</p>
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-76" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER MACKAY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi> 4
<hi rend="italic">E.R.</hi>) I received a warrant for the prisoner's arrest on November 18th—I found him at 97, Williams</p>
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<p>Street, Regent's Park—I told him he would be arrested for falsely repre
<lb/>senting himself to be a police constable—he was also given into custody on this charge, and I issued a subpoena for the sergeant who was there and the constable who arrested him to come to this Court and give evidence to-day—the present charge was not properly gone into until the day after his arrest, but I understand the constable is not here, as he is suffering from enteric fever—in answer to the charge the prisoner said, "That is what they charge me for, is it?"—the Magistrate dropped that charge and proceeded with this charge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Max Lewis was with me when I arrested you—you did say something about their wanting to have their revenge—I found no papers on you.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I have witnesses to prove everything. Last Monday afternoon I was standing at the corner of Euston Road waiting for a 'bus, and the prosecutor and Max Lewis and several others came up. The prosecutor struck me and I went to a policeman for protection. The prosecutor said to the policeman, That man wants money of me.' Max Lewis said, 'You make me pay £50 fine; I do not care, I can afford to spend another £100, I will put you away.' I went to Bow Street Police Station to complain, and in the meantime the prosecutor took out a warrant against me for falsely pretending to be a police constable because I had informed against him, and when I find out anything wrong I will inform again. I do not make a living by informing. I am a tailor by trade. The Inspector was at my place several times."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The "prisoner, in his defence on oath, said that nearly three months ago he gave information against Max Lewis for keeping a gambling club, who was fined</hi> £50,
<hi rend="italic">and since then he had been threatened several times by the prosecutor, Max Lewis, and others.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-77" type="given" value="ABRAHAM"/>ABRAHAM BLAVOTSKI</persName> </hi>. I saw the prosecutor standing at the corner of King's Cross—I asked him what he was doing—he said he was waiting for a
<hi rend="italic">'bus</hi> to go home—I then went away about ten yards and saw two or three people come up to him and strike him on the chest and take him to the constable.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see him with Ganzman and Semel—I did not hear what was said—I did not go with the prisoner to ask the prosecutor not to give evidence—I do not think the prisoner was struck for the purpose—they got hold of him to take him to the policeman.</p>
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-78" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PUGSLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector E.</hi>) I first saw the prisoner in July, when he came to me and complained of having been swindled in a gambling club, and said that the prosecutor and Max Lewis had offered him money not to make complaints against them—I took a statement from him and applied for a warrant to raid the club, and the prisoner gave evidence in that case—after that I had to protect him for some time—I know that the prosecutor keeps a reputed gambling house, and I have had several complaints about it—I know nothing about Semel except what I have heard in connection with this case.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have accepted evidence from the prisoner in cases,</p>
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<p>and have paid him for it—I am not hoping that the prosecutor will get convicted, but if I can get evidence I shall certainly proceed against him—I have had complaints—the prisoner has not had instructions to get evidence—I do use him to obtain evidence with regard to gambling clubs—it is not his business, he is a working tailor—I have seen him working—lie has once been a witness, and on other occasions he has given me information, and I have paid him for it—as far as I know, he has not been convicted.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi> 32
<hi rend="italic">E.</hi>) On the first occasion there was no charge made of demanding money—it was in consequence of some subsequent information that the prisoner had represented himself to be a detective, that the warrant was granted—if there had been a charge of demanding money by menaces on the first occasion I should have detained him, but no such charge was made.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not know Semel—he was not at the police station.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, December</hi> 16
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1902.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<lb/>wards and left—about an hour afterwards Mr. Smith went to serve a customer and we both looked for the tie but could not find it—I went away from 1.45 to 2.15, no other customer came in before I left—I identified the prisoners on November 18th or 19th at the police-station from other men, without any doubt.</p>
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-84" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am a salesman in the fur department at Harrod's Stores—on November 18th I relieved Miss Mayhew from 1.45 till 2.15 p.m.—during that time no customer came to that counter—about 2.30 a lady came—I showed her some sable ties—I looked for one at the price of £48 10s., but could not find it—I spoke to Miss Mayhew, and we both looked for it—I had seen it about 1.15 when I went to dinner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Cameron.</hi> Customers do not pass the fur stand, they pass along the centre of the shop to go out at the door—no one could have taken the fur without my seeing them, the table is some way off the door—I was at my counter all the time—I was not busy at that hour.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Inspector, Harrod's Stores.</hi>) Between 1 and 2 p.m. on November 18th I saw Cameron standing close to the fur counter—afterwards when he was charged he said he had never been to Harrod's Stores in his life.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer.</hi>) On November 25th I saw the prisoners at Westminster Police Court—they were wearing frock coats—I examined Cameron's coat—he had a continuous pocket in the lining of the coat with hooks and eyes—Jordan's coat was the same, except that it had no hooks or eyes, and the lining was ripped open.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners desired that their coats should be examined, and on Jordan's coat the lining was torn at the bottom so that anything would drop through; they both stated that they knew nothing of the theft, and that hundreds of people passed through the department.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">There were two other indictments far similar, offences against them.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Jordan had been previously convicted.</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JORDAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CAMERON</hi>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19021215-84-offence-1 t19021215-name-88"/>The Union Preserving Company, Limited</persName>, fraudulently applying to his own use and benefit £16 1s. 3d., and omitting to enter in the ledger of that company £16 1s. 3d.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. ELLIOTT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t19021215-84-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noAgreement"/>The Jury being-unable to agree were discharged without giving a verdict, and the trial was postponed to next Session.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, December</hi> 16
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1902.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before J. A. Rentoul, Esq., K.C.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-90" type="given" value="PAUL GASTAVE"/>PAUL GASTAVE WAUER</persName> </hi>. I am a licensed victualler—in February, 1901, I kept the Carlton Tavern, Kilburn—I know the prisoner as a customer—on Saturday, February 8th, he came in and produced a cheque drawn by a John Rawlinson upon the Lombard Street branch of Lloyds Rank for £86 10s., and asked me to cash it—he said that it had been given him by an architect on account of some cottages he was building at Crickle
<lb/>wood—I told him I could not cash it, but lent him £6 on it—on the Monday we went together to Mr. Rawlinson's office, 65, Chancery Lane, to have the cheque made open—the prisoner went upstairs, but came back and said Mr. Rawlinson was out—we went and had a drink and then returned, after which he said Mr. Rawlinson was out for the day, and would I pay it into my bank—I consented to do so, and paid him another £14—he gave me a receipt for £20—I saw him write it—I paid the cheque into my bank, but it was returned marked, "Please state on what account drawn"—I then went to Lloyds Bank and also to see Mr. Rawlinson, and in conse
<lb/>quence of what they told me I communicated with the police—I applied for a warrant and it was granted.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> You were a regular customer for about three weeks—you used the saloon bar—I cannot produce anyone who saw you there—I have been in the public-house trade for seven years—I have never preferred a criminal charge against anyone—a man was taken to the police station for stealing a dog, but he returned it, and he was not charged.</p>
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-91" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN RAWLINSON</persName> </hi>. I am an architect and surveyor of 65, Chancery Lane—I have no account at Lloyds Bank—the cheque produced for £86 10s. is not mine—I do not know the prisoner—I have never employed him to build any cottages for me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The signature on the cheque is not mine—it is a slight resemblance of mine—I do not know the prosecutor.</p>
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-92" type="given" value="BRUCE"/>BRUCE PRINGLE</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk at Lloyds Bank, 72, Lombard Street—the cheque (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) was presented at our bank on February 12th, 1901, and returned unpaid—we have no account in the name of John Rawlinson—the cheque form is one issued by our bank to Captain Martineau.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The cheque was presented to us through the London and South Western Bank.</p>
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-93" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS MARTINEAU</persName> </hi>. I live at 72, Warwick Gardens, W., and am a captain in the Militia—in April, 1899, I desired to let my house and adver
<lb/>tised it in the
<hi rend="italic">Daily Telegraph</hi>—the prisoner called and was shown into the smoking room—I keep my cheque book in a drawer of a writing table in that room—he was left alone for about five minutes—the next morning I looked at my cheque book and found that seven forms had been ex
<lb/>tracted—this cheque is one of them, I have the counterfoil belonging to it—I identified the prisoner at Marylebone police court—I am positive he is the man I saw at my house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I only saw you for about five minutes, and it is three and a half years ago—you called about five o'clock or 5.30 p.m.—I look at my cheque book nearly every morning as I draw cheques nearly every day—I said at the police court that you were the man to the best of my</p>
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<p>belief, but that was only a form of speech, and by that I meant that you were the man—I was not at home when you first called, but my wife showed you over the house—I saw you in the dining room—you were shown into the smoking room first by the servant, previous to my wife seeing you—I had no hesitation in picking you out—I think I could identify any of the other men I saw at the police court.</p>
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-94" type="given" value="THOMAS HENRY"/>THOMAS HENRY GURRIN</persName> </hi>. I carry on business at 59, Holborn Viaduct—I have made a study of handwriting—I have given evidence at this and other Courts for eighteen years—to the best of my belief this receipt for £20 and the cheque for £86 10s. were written by the same person.—(
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner here wrote a receipt.</hi>)—there are little things in
<hi rend="italic">this</hi> which lead me to suspect it is the same writing.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">E.</hi>) On November 10th, about noon, I was on duty outside Gray's Inn Road police station, when the prosecutor spoke to me—in consequence of what he said I followed him and saw him shake hands with the prisoner, who appeared to be reading the advertisements on a hoarding, and heard him say, "Halloa, when are you coming to see me"; the prisoner replied, "One of these days"—from what I heard I told the prisoner that I should take him into custody for defrauding the prosecutor—lie made no reply—I took him to Gray's Inn Road police station, and then to Harrow Road station, and handed him over to Detec
<lb/>tive Hedley.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> At the station you said you did not know the man, and again when you were charged.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I saw the two men shake hands—the prisoner appeared to know the prosecutor then.</p>
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-96" type="given" value="PAUL GUSTAVE"/>PAUL GUSTAVE WAUER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) I applied for the warrant imme
<lb/>diately after I discovered I had been defrauded—it has been standing for a year and nine months—I had known the prisoner for about sixteen months before he came to the Carlton Tavern—I saw him outside the Holborn Town Hall, Theobald's Road.</p>
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-97" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HEDLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective H.</hi>) About 1 p.m. on November 10th I saw the prisoner detained at Harrow Road police station—I read the warrant to him and he said. "I do not know the man."</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19021215-87-offence-1 t19021215-name-102"/>Robert Walter Cook</persName>.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-103" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-103" type="given" value="CLAYTON"/>MR. CLAYTON GREEN</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted:</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-104" type="given" value="ROBERT WALTER"/>ROBERT WALTER COOK</persName> </hi>, I am a cab driver of 8, Cardigan Street, Shep
<lb/>perton Road—on November 30th, about 10 p.m., I drove into Cannon Street Station—I left my cab for about three minutes to go to the urinal—when I returned I saw the railway constable standing beside the cab and the prisoner on the dickey preparing to drive away—the constable</p>
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<p>asked me if it was not my cab; I said, "Yes"; and the prisoner said it was his—he eventually got down and I gave him into custody—I did not leave my cab in his charge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You did not speak to me—you did not have a cab in the station yard.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-105" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES RICHARDSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">S.E. and C.R. Constable.</hi>) I was on duty in the station yard, Cannon Street, at about, 10 p.m. on November 30th—I saw the prisoner loitering about and ordered him away—he returned at 10.15, and proceeded to the prosecutor's cab; he took the nose bag off and fastened it to the rear of the cab, and then mounted the dickey—he put the rug round him and was in the act of driving away—I knew it was not his cab and stopped him, and asked him what he was doing—he said, "It is my cab, I have a right to be here"—the prosecutor then came up—I asked him if the prisoner had a right to be on the cab, he said, "No"; I said, "What are you going to do?"—he gave him into custody—I handed him over to 506 City.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There were only two cabs in the yard, and the other was occupied by another man.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">City</hi>). On November 30th, about 10.30 p.m., the prisoner was given into my custody by Richardson—he said, "If I was there an hour and a half before, I should have got away with it all right"—he had been drinking, but was not drunk.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence.</hi> "My cab was in the station yard, and I mistook the prosecutor's cab for mine."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I know you well as a porter in the market—on the 28th I did not speak to you in the market; you ran out.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi> I have been employed by Messrs. Pervis one year and four months.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Market Constable.</hi>) On November 18th I received information of the robbery—I was on duty on the 28th—I saw the prisoner, and kept him under observation—I then went and fetched Hargreaves—when the prisoner saw us he ran away—we gave chase, and he was eventually caught and taken into custody—he was a licensed porter; he was licensed in 1898, but he has not renewed his licence since 1900.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I did not see you take my watch, but I felt it, and you turned round and walked off immediately—I saw you hand it to another man.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at Clerken
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<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1902,
<hi rend="italic">and another conviction was proved against him.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PERCIVAL HUGHES</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">suddenly</hi> knocked down and trampled upon—I am unable to identify any of my assailants, but I identify the prisoner; he stole my chain—two detectives then came to my rescue.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I cannot say who threw me to the ground—I am positive you are the man who snatched at my chain.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective M.</hi>) On November 14th, about 3.45, I was with McDonald in the City Road—I saw four or five men loitering about, and as the prosecutor came along, the prisoner and two other men knocked him down—when he was on the ground the prisoner knelt upon his chest and took his watch-chain—I seized him, and he struck me on my mouth, cutting my lip, and kicked me several times—the other men then rescued him and threw me to the ground—I followed him, and he was eventually arrested by another officer—as he was running I saw the chain in his hand—just previous to his being stopped he threw it away—it was found three doors from the garden in which he was arrested—when charged he said, "If I had known you were a b—y
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<hi rend="italic">division is in Southwark.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I can swear that you knocked the prosecutor down and took his chain—I was about four or five yards away at the time—I struck you twice, but not till after your resistance—McDonald is a col
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<hi rend="italic">Detective M.</hi>) On November 14th, about 3.45, I was with Helson in the City Road—I saw the prosecutor thrown down by the prisoner and two or three other men—there was a crowd of sixteen or twenty altogether—I seized one man, but I got thrown down, and the men got away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You were getting the prosecutor's chain while one of your companions was punching him—I should say it was 200 yards from where the robbery took place to where you were arrested.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">G.</hi>) On November 14th I was in Britannia Street, City Road—I heard whistles blown and saw the prisoner running—I followed him and caught him in a yard in Bearley Street—just before I arrested him I saw him throw something away—he said, "You have got the wrong man this time, guv'nor"—at the station he said, "I wish I had known you were a P.C., I would have kicked your f—g brains out."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not look for the chain—the enquiries were taken up by a plain-clothes constable.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The Jury added that they thought the prisoner deserved the cat. He then</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at Clerkenwell on December</hi> 21
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<hi rend="italic">upon the constable, to run concurrently.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE COURT</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">STANLEY GOLDING</hi> (39)</persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ARTHUR THOMAS</hi> (16)</persName>
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<lb/>mitting an act of gross indecency with each other.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FULTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARBURTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Golding.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19021215-93-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, December</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1902.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Darling.</hi> </p>
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<join result="nameAlias" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-94-19021215 t19021215-alias-1"/>KITTY BYRON</rs> </hi> </persName>, For the
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19021215-94-offence-1 t19021215-name-130"/>Arthur Reginald Baker</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CHARLES MATHEW</hi> and
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DICKENS</hi>, K.C.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TRAVERS HUMPHREYS</hi> and
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Francis Charles Reed, an assistant in the City Surveyor's Office, produced and proved a flan of Post Office Court, Lombard Street.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-131" type="given" value="ADRIENNE"/>ADRIENNE LIARD</persName> </hi>. I am the landlady of 18, Duke Street, Portland Place; I let lodgings—the deceased came there by himself about July 21st; he occupied a room on the first floor—at first he paid £1 1s. per week—about a week afterwards, the prisoner came and occupied the room with him—she was not introduced to me, But when he took the room he said he wanted it for himself and his wife, who would be coming in a week—she was addressed as Mrs. Baker—in October the room was changed for a less expensive one—the deceased went out in the mornings—I do not know if he went to business; he did not go out every morning—the prisoner used to stop in the house a little later, and then go out—on the night of Friday, November 7th, there was some noise in their room—next day I spoke to the prisoner about it, and the same day I gave the deceased notice to quit—on Monday, November 10th, he came to me and had some conversation with me, and later in the morning the prisoner came and said she wished to apologise for the noise they had made in the night; she said, "You have given us notice and we have got to go"; I said, "Yes, you have got to go to
<lb/>morrow Tuesday, but he will stop another week"—the deceased had asked me if he might stop for another week, and I agreed to it—the prisoner said, "Well, next week you will hear something very dreadful"; I said, "What is it," and she said,'"Well, Madam, don't you tell him if I tell you, because he bangs me so," she then said there would be a divorce with him and his wife—I said, "As you are not his wife, why do you support all the ill-treatment he gives you"; she said, "I love him so"; I said, "Why don't you go to work"; she said, "I lost my character, and I cannot get any work now; he used to come alter me, and I lost the whole of my character"—I told her the deceased had spoken to me, and I said to her, "He has just told me you are not his wife, and you are no class," and that she would go next morning to her sister's, and that he would stop another week with me—when I told</p>
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<p>her that, she said, "He wants to send me to-morrow to my sister; all I know I see."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I said before the Coroner that the deceased had been kicking up a
<hi rend="italic">row</hi>, that is correct—at 7 p.m. on Friday, he was drunk, the prisoner was sober; she showed me her hat which he had torn, and all the bed was nearly on the floor and his stick as well—I have never seen her intoxicated—when I went into their room, I asked the deceased why all the things were on the floor; he did not say anything, but the prisoner said, "Oh, we have been playing millinery"—he was drunk nearly every day—the first thing in the morning the servant used to go and fetch brandy for him to drink—that habit existed practically all the time he was in my house—when the prisoner said, 'I cannot leave him because I love him," she spoke very earnestly—when I told her the deceased had said she was no class she said, "I am a brewer's daughter"—I said, "Is it possible, what do you live with a brute like him for?"—it was than that she said "Because I love him, and I have lost my character, and I cannot get an work"—I said, "Why are you always screaming like that"—she said, "Well, how can I help it when he comes and strangles me, and puts his hand on me like that; how can I help it"—I had not heard her screaming con
<lb/>stantly, but I had that night—I asked her why she lived with a brute like that, because he was always knocking her down—as soon as he came home, the quarrelling began, and then you heard a bang—when he was sober, he was a perfect gentleman, but he was very seldom sober.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The deceased was drunk nearly every day from July to November—I have heard noises in their room before November 7th, but not screams.</p>
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-132" type="given" value="ISABEL"/>ISABEL KINGETT</persName> </hi>. I am servant to Madam Liard, at Duke Street—I used to go there in the day time and leave about 8 p.m.—I have been there since January—on November 10th, the prisoner wanted to speak to Madam Liard—about 11.15 a.m. they had a conversation—I then saw the prisoner coming downstairs,; she said to me, "I have told Madam all about myself and Mr. Baker, and now I will go and interview Mr. Baker"—she seemed very excited; I did not see her again that morning.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I took up their breakfast that morning; they seemed on good terms then, and also on the previous morning—when the prisoner said she was going to interview the deceased there was emotion, in her voice—she was always sober; the deceased was exactly the opposite, but when he was sober he seemed very fond of her, and she seemed to be very fond of him, although he treated her very badly—she did not eat her breakfast on the 10th; they had their breakfast taken up to their bedroom.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19021215-name-133" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19021215-name-133" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19021215-name-133" type="surname" value="LIARD"/>
<interp inst="t19021215-name-133" type="given" value="RAPHAEL"/>RAPHAEL LIARD</persName> </hi>. I am the son of Madam Liard, of Duke Street—I have been living there for some time—on November 10th, about 11.45 a.m., I saw the prisoner going out of the house; she was in a hopeless condition, and was crying.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> As she was going out she said. "Oh, my poor Isabel!" she mistook me for the servant; she was always sober, in spite of ill-usage she seemed very fond indeed of the deceased; he was a brute to her, and many times I have seen her on the staircase running away from him—I have</p>
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<p>heard her many times say that he was going to kill her—he was drunk nearly every day—I cannot say if he seemed fond of her when he was sober, because he did not speak much.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19021215-name-134" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19021215-name-134" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19021215-name-134" type="surname" value="MOORE"/>
<interp inst="t19021215-name-134" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES MOORE</persName> </hi>. I am a cutler and silversmith of 211, Oxford Street—I was in my shop on Monday, November 10th, about 12.30, when the prisoner came in and wanted to see some knives—I was about to show her an ordinary pocket knife, when she asked for a long or strong single-bladed knife—I am not certain which word she used—I then showed her a long two bladed knife, which had what is called a flush spring—I opened the long blade—I stooped down to look for another description of knife, and when I looked up she was trying to close the blade that I had opened—I said, "Oh, you will not be able to close it, it has a lock"—she said, "Oh, I do not know, I have firm grip, see!" and suiting the action to the word she grasped me across the hand; she had a moderately firm grip for a young person—I said, "Of course, you know best, but it is not a lady's knife; is it for your own use?" she said. "Yes; is it nice and sharp?"—I showed her another knife; this is it (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—a flush spring knife has a spring which does not project as this one does—a projecting spring once in operation fixes the blade absolutely firm in the hasp of the knife, and can only be released by pressure of the spring—I said, "You will be able to manipulate this better, it has a projecting spring"—upon my showing her how to open it, she said, "Oh yes"—she asked the price of it, I told her 6s.—she asked me if I had not got one for about 5s.—I said no, and then I said, "I will let you have it for 5s. 6d., and eventually she bought it at that price—she again asked if it was nice and sharp—I said, "Oh, yes"—I think she—paid me in silver—I asked her if she would have it in paper, and she said, "Oh, no," and put it into her muff which she was carrying—the knife was closed then—I had closed it before handing it to her; she then; left the shop.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The police communicated with me on the morning of the 12th—I am in the habit of serving in the shop myself—I have a moderately large business.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19021215-name-135" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19021215-name-135" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-135" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH FRAYER</persName> </hi>. I live at 34, Warner Street, Barnsbury, and am a counter clerk at the Lombard Street Post Office—on Monday, November 10th, about 1.15 p.m., I was there behind the counter—there are two entrances, one from King William Street, and the other from Lombard Street—about that time the prisoner came in by the King William Street entrance—I had seen her before, she had been there before to send express messages—when she came in on November 10th, she said "Good morning" to me, and then went to one of the receptacles at which the public write telegrams—I saw her writing on a telegraph form—she then asked me for an envelope—I gave her one with an embossed stamp—she enclosed what she had written in the envelope and closed it and returned to the desk to address the envelope—she returned to the counter, and it being Lord Mayor's day I said to her, "Have you seen the Lord Mayor's Show"—she said she had no wish to see it—I was called away from my desk and was absent about ten minutes—the prisoner was at first calm—I saw her later on when she called for her reply—she had gone out of the office while I was.</p>
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<p>away—when she came in again she said to me "Have you the reply"—as I had not accepted her express letter I referred her to the clerk who took it in my absence—the prisoner was then rather excited—when she first came in she seemed hurried.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was engaged with ordinary counter clerk's work when the prisoner first came in, but being Lord Mayor's day there was then nobody in the office—she gave her letter to another clerk—when she came in the second time she was rather excited.</p>
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<persName id="t19021215-name-136" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19021215-name-136" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-136" type="given" value="PHILLIP HENRY"/>PHILLIP HENRY MORLEY</persName> </hi>. I am an overseer at the Lombard Street Post Office—I was there on Monday, November 10th, about 1.15 p.m., when the prisoner came in, and went to a telegraph desk and wrote some
<lb/>thing—she then handed me this envelope (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) addressed "Reg. Baker, Esq., Westralian Market, Stock Exchange"—(
<hi rend="italic">The message inside was,"Dear Reg., I want you a moment, importantly, Kitty</hi>")—she asked that it might be sent by express messenger—the charge for that was 3 1/2d., which she paid for with a florin, and received the change—I handed the envelope to Mr. Chivers, a counter clerk in the office—I had seen the prisoner in the office several times before—she had come there to send express letters in the same way.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I should say the prisoner was perfectly sober.</p>
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<persName id="t19021215-name-137" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19021215-name-137" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-137" type="given" value="ARTHUR STEPHEN"/>ARTHUR STEPHEN CHIVERS</persName> </hi>. On November 10th I was a counter clerk at the Lombard Street Post Office—I was handed this envelope with an embossed stamp on it, to have it expressed—I gave it to a messenger boy named Coleman, who went away with it—I saw the prisoner at the office directly after 2 p.m.—she asked me if she might remain at the end of the counter—I replied, "Certainly, Miss"—she appeared very worried and seemed to be brooding over some trouble—she was leaning on her right elbow, which she rested on the counter—as she was approaching the counter I noticed she had a muff, but when she came up to me it was below the counter, and I could not see it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not take much notice of the prisoner—I cannot say which hand was in her muff.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19021215-name-138" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19021215-name-138" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-138" type="given" value="WILLIAM ROBERT"/>WILLIAM ROBERT COLEMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a telegraph messenger at the Lombard Street Post Office—on Monday, November 10th, I received from Mr. Chivers an express message to deliver—I took the envelope to the Stock Exchange—I left the post office about 1.24 p.m.—I could not get the letter to the addressee, as there was a considerable crowd it being Lord Mayor's day—I remained about fifteen minutes trying to deliver the message—I returned to the post office, where I arrived about 2.5 p.m.—I saw the prisoner there—I said to her, "I could not deliver the message as the gentleman is in the reading room"—she said, "Take it back again, and try and deliver it"—I went back and was successful in getting to the deceased—he opened and read the letter and returned with me to the post office—I think we got there about 2.30, but I did not notice the time—we both entered the post office—the prisoner was not in the office then—the deceased spoke to one of the clerks at the counter about some payment that was demanded for the extra waiting—it was only 2d., I think, and he refused to pay it—the deceased then left the office and immediately afterwards I saw the prisoner in the</p>
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<p>office, but I did not see her come in—I went out and spoke to the deceased, and he immediately returned with me to the post office—the prisoner was still there and I saw them in conversation—I did not see them meet, as I went behind the counter—I could not hear what they were saying—I saw them move towards the Lombard Street door—the deceased went first and the prisoner was about a yard behind him—the deceased went out of the door—there are about three steps leading into the court outside the office—he went down the steps—the prisoner paused on the steps and then followed him—I believe they were talking then, but I could not hear what they said—I saw what I thought was a knife in her hand—that was after she had paused and she had begun to go down the steps—I called out something—I do not think the prisoner could hear what I said—when she got to the bottom of the steps she turned to her right and so went out of my sight—she appeared to go faster—I did not see what happened next—I afterwards looked out of the King William Street door, and I saw the deceased lying up against the wall on the opposite side of the court—he was partly sitting and partly lying—he looked very white—I did not see any blood—I do not know where the prisoner was.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When the deceased went out of the post office the last time I do not know if he went out backwards—the door is a double swing door—he went down the steps, and I did not see him any more—I am not sure if the door was closed after the prisoner had gone out—before I saw what I thought was a knife, the prisoner was evidently talking to some
<lb/>body down at the bottom of the steps—when I say I saw something which I thought was a knife, I mean that I saw something flash—I do not know—which hand it was in.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I called out after I saw the knife flash—I am sixteen years old.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19021215-name-139" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19021215-name-139" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-139" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN FINN</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk at the Lombard Street Post Office—I was there on November 10th, about 1.55 p.m.—I saw the prisoner on the top step leading to the post office door in Lombard Street—she looked through the glass door several times—after a few minutes' delay she came in and said to me. "When will that boy be back"—I went and asked a question and then returned to the prisoner and told her that owing to its being Lord Mayor's day the lad was probably delayed, and could not deliver the message—she remained in the office about fifteen or twenty minutes altogether—she seemed to be labouring under some sort of excite
<lb/>ment—she walked up and down the office and looked at the various notices on the walls—she leant on the counter at the telegraph end of the office—she had a muff in her left hand—Coleman returned almost as I was speaking to her—he told her that he could not deliver the message, and she said, "Take it back, Mr. Baker will come at once when he knows I am waiting"—the boy went away again and the prisoner left the office—whilst she was away the deceased returned—I did not see Coleman come in—after a short conversation he left the office by the Lombard Street, or north, door—almost as he left the prisoner came in by the same door and placed herself with her back to me—I heard Mr. Dunn explain to her that there was 2d. due because Coleman had had to wait more than ten minutes—she</p>
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<p>replied, "All right, old boy, I am worth 2d."—I saw the deceased then come in by the Lombard Street door—he made straight for the prisoner—he said something which I did not hear, and she said, "You must pay the 2d., pay it with this," and she put forward her right hand in which she had a florin—she tried to put it into his waistcoat pocket—before she took out the florin the deceased said, "I shall not," he backing towards the Lombard Street door; the prisoner followed him, holding the florin out all the time, and attempting to press it into his waistcoat pocket—they went through the door where there are three steps—the deceased went down them—the prisoner paused for a moment on the top of the steps and she then seemed to spring from the top steps in the direction of the posting boxes which are immediately outside the door on the right as you pass from the door—Coleman made an exclamation—I did not go to the door; I remained behind the counter.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My duty at the time was the sale of stamps—I was about ten feet from the Lombard Street door—the prisoner leant both of her hands on the counter while she was waiting—I should not like to swear she had both hands on the counter, but that was my impression—when she was on the steps I noticed she had a muff on her left hand—she went out at the same door that the deceased came in by, and he came in again about a minute after she had gone out—my impression was that the deceased did not wish me to hear what he was saying—I am positive the prisoner tried to force the florin on the deceased with her right hand—I could not hear what passed between them when they were on the steps because the glass door was between us.</p>
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<persName id="t19021215-name-140" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19021215-name-140" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-140" type="given" value="WILLIAM MARTIN"/>WILLIAM MARTIN DUNNE</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Lombard Street Post Office—I was there shortly after two o'clock on November 10th—I remember Coleman returning with the letter which he could not deliver—the prisoner was in the office then; she told the boy to take the message back, which he did—he returned shortly afterwards with the deceased—the prisoner had left the office then—I had some conversation with the deceased with reference to the extra charge created by the delay in delivering the message—I said to him, "There is 2d. to pay, owing to the delay in the delivery"; he said he would not pay it, it was nothing to do with him, and it was the business of the lady—he did not pay it—the prisoner came in; I told her there was 2d. to pay; she said, "That is all right, old boy, I am worth 2d."—the deceased then came in and said to her, "You owe the post office some money, you had better pay it"—she said, "No, you pay it"—he said, "No, I will have nothing to do with it."—she pressed a silver coin on him and asked him to pay the 2d. with it—he pushed his arm as she went to put it into his waistcoat pocket—she seemed rather to insist upon giving him the coin, and he began to back towards the door—as he went out I heard her say, "I will go out, too"—the next thing I heard was an exclamation by Coleman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not hear all the conversation between them—he spoke rather sharply; the prisoner was calm—I do not know what passed between them on the steps.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-141" type="given" value="ARTHUR STEWART"/>ARTHUR STEWART WIELAND</persName> </hi>. I am an accountant of 10, Walbrook—about 2.30 p.m. on November 10th, I was posting a letter in Post Office Court, which is outside the Lombard Street Post Office—this is a correct photograph of the boxes—I saw the deceased standing against the letter
<lb/>box next to the one in which I was posting my letter—he had his back towards me—I saw the prisoner standing on the post-office steps, pre
<lb/>sumably they were talking, but my attention was not directed to them until I heard the man say rather loudly, "No, I will not," or "No, I can
<lb/>not"—I heard the prisoner repeat a question rather imploringly, and then he replied in a more pronounced manner and loudly, "No, I will not"—the prisoner rushed off the steps towards him—I did not see anything in her hand then—she had a muff on, I think, her right hand, but I am not sure which hand—she appeared to be buffeting him with both hands, first one side and then the other, and in a sort of regardless way—she used both hands, but I cannot particularise how they were used; she was striking very rapidly—it appeared to me to be on his head—his back was turned towards her as though retreating, and I should say the blows fell more particularly on the right side of his head—he continued to retreat to more than the middle of the court, and for five or six yards—the prisoner still continued to attack him—when they reached past the clock I saw some
<lb/>thing gleam in her hand—I then realised for the first time that it was a serious matter—there were two blows very rapidly one after the other with what I thought was a hat pin—I ran forward, but the second blow had fallen before I got up to where she was—he had turned his face to her, when he saw, I think, for the first time the knife in her hand—I think one of the blows fell on his head and the other on his shuolder, but it is difficult to decide—he fell down, and I think the prisoner fell with him, as I found her on the ground when I got up to them—a man named Lockie was holding the prisoner by the wrists—I did not see a weapon lying on the ground—as the deceased fell he was about a yard from the wall opposite the post office—that would be about as far as he could go in that direction.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When Lockie was holding the prisoner she was trying to get at the body on the ground and was calling out, "Oh, Reggie, Reggie, let me kiss him!"—she seemed in great distress—I only heard the conver
<lb/>sation they had imperfectly, but I heard her ask him something imploringly, and then he said something angrily—I think she had got her muff on one of her hands—I do not know definitely which hand, but I think the right—when she dashed down the step she simply buffeted him with both hands, the muff being in one of them, and she followed him down the court doing that—at that time I thought she was only doing what a woman in a bit of temper would do, simply hitting him over the head with her muff and hand together; there was no extreme passion shown—my impression then was that she did not intend to hurt him at all—I had my eyes riveted on her all the time; she could not at that time have got the knife from her pocket—I suddenly missed the muff, whether it fell to the ground or not I do not know, but it had gone when I saw the knife in her hand—I think the knife was in the same hand that the muff had been in—the</p>
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<p>two blows which were administered with what I thought was a hat pin were a matter of a second.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> While I was watching what was going on, I did not hear anything said about a knife.</p>
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-142" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY LOCKIE</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer of 11, Cory Square, Com
<lb/>mercial Road—I was passing along Post Office Court about 2.30 on Monday, November 10th—I had entered at the King William Street end and was going towards Lombard Street—I was nearly through the court when I heard a cry—I turned round; I saw the prisoner and the deceased near the wall opposite the post office—the deceased was the nearer to the wall; he had his back to the wall and the prisoner was in front of him—I saw her hand come down twice with a knife in it—one of the blows came down on the left side of the deceased's head and one towards his breast—after the second blow the deceased slid down the wall on to the ground—I ran across and caught hold of the prisoner's left hand—I heard the knife drop to the ground after I caught hold of her hand—someone picked it up and handed it to a constable—it was a knife similar to this one—it was open when it was picked up—while I had hold of the prisoner's hand she said, "Let me go to see Reggie, my dear Reggie"—I said, "No, you have done enough now"—I did not leave go of her—I held her until the police came—I saw a straw hat on the ground which I thought was a woman's hat—I did not see any hat belonging to the deceased—I saw a brown muff there—they were not far from the knife.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I caught hold of her left hand and the knife was in her right—when she said, "My Reggie, my Reggie!" she seemed dazed and silly.</p>
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-143" type="given" value="WALTER THOMAS"/>WALTER THOMAS HUNT</persName> </hi> (386
<hi rend="italic">City.</hi>) On November 10th I was on duty near to and I was called to Post Office Court, where I saw the body of the deceased lying on the ground—I at once sent for an ambulance—the prisoner was being held by Lockie—I heard her call out, "Let me kiss my Reggie, let me kiss my husband"—a post-office clerk named Russell was in the court, and he handed me this knife—it was open at the time—I took the prisoner to the station with the knife—she did not say anything on the way—she was very excited, she kept trying to throw her arms about and wrench away from me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> She was not trying to escape from me, but was in a state of great agitation—she seemed slightly dazed.</p>
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-144" type="given" value="EDWARD JOHN"/>EDWARD JOHN RUSSELL</persName> </hi>. I am a counter clerk at the Lombard Street Post Office—I was there on November 10th when the deceased and the prisoner were there—I heard Coleman say something—I went out into the court in consequence of what he said—when I got outside, the deceased was lying on the ground on his right side in a huddled-up position on the far side of the court—I saw an open knife on the ground—I picked it up and handed it to a constable—before the police came I raised the deceased up, and as I did so a 2s. piece fell to the ground—I noticed two wounds on his head, one over the left temple and the other over his right eye—there was some mud on him—I did not think then that he was dead, and I endeavoured to restore him—he was quite unconscious, and he never</p>
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<p>recovered consciousness—my belief now is that he was then dead—I noticed a slit in his jacket just above the breast, over the heart—the prisoner was being held by Lockie when I went into the court—I heard her say, "Let me get to him, let me kiss my Reggie"—she was in a very excited condition.</p>
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-145" type="given" value="FRANCIS ERNEST"/>FRANCIS ERNEST BAKER</persName> </hi>. I am employed on the Stock Exchange, and am a brother of the deceased, who was a member of the Stock Exchange—I saw him on November 10th about 2.5 p.m.; he was then in perfectly good health—at his request I gave him a florin.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City.</hi>) On the afternoon of November 10th I took the deceased to St. Bartholomew's Hospital—I was handed a florin which had been picked up by Russell—I assisted to search the deceased in the hospital mortuary—I did not find a florin on the body—I found a number of documents on him, and amongst them the envelope with the embossed stamp—there was no money on him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Police Inspector.</hi>) I was on duty when the prisoner was brought in at 2.45 p.m.—I subsequently learned that Mr. Baker was dead, and at 5 p.m. I told the prisoner that the man she had stabbed in Post Office Court was dead, and that she would be charged with murdering him by stabbing him several times about the body with a knife; that she need not make any answer to the charge, but whatever answer she made would be taken down in writing and used for or against her—she said, "I killed him willingly, and he deserved it, and the sooner I am killed the better"—at 5.40 p.m. I again visited her in the cell, and she said, "In
<lb/>spector, I wish to say something to you; I bought the knife to hit him but I did not know I was killing him."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When she was brought to the station she was not in an extremely agitated condition but very excited—she was very firm and looked at you in a very determined manner—she did not have to be put to bed—a bed was provided for her at 5 o'clock—in the ordinary course she would not have a bed at all, but I thought this was an exceptional case, and that she could either sit or lie down or go to bed if she thought proper—she was not excited or agitated when she made the first statement—I do not remember using the word "agitated" at the Police Court—I have made a mistake; I did not intend to say that she was not excited; what I meant was that she was not so much excited as when she was brought to the station—her second statement was, "I bought the knife to hit him, but I did not know I was killing him," not "I bought the knife; I hit him, but I did not know I was killing him"—I am quite positive about that statement; I wrote it down at the time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> She was not so firm at 5.40 as she was at 5 o'clock.</p>
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-148" type="given" value="MATILDA"/>MATILDA COOPER</persName> </hi>. I am matron at Cloak Lane Police Station—I searched the prisoner and found on her a fur muff, a pawn ticket, 15s. 6d., and a bundle of letters.</p>
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-149" type="given" value="JAMES FINLAY"/>JAMES FINLAY ALEXANDER</persName> </hi>. I am house surgeon at St. Bartholomew's Hospital—on Monday, November 10th, at 2.45 p.m., the dead body of. Arthur Reginald Baker was brought there—there were four wounds upon him; one about three inches long on the left side of the head, above and</p>
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<p>in front of the ear, going down to the bone—there was another bruised wound on the head above the right eye, which might have been caused by falling on the stone pavement, there was dirt on it—there was a third wound about the third rib on the left side over the breast bone—I probed that; it went down to the breast bone—the fourth wound was over the left shoulder blade about three inches deep—it did not penetrate the chest—those wounds were such as would be caused by the knife produced.</p>
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-150" type="given" value="FREREDICK GORDON"/>FREREDICK GORDON BROWN</persName> </hi>, M.R.C.S. I am surgeon to the City Police—on November 12th I made a
<hi rend="italic">post-mortem</hi> examination of the body of Arthur Reginald Baker, and saw the four wounds which have been described—I agree with the last witness that the wound over the right eye was probably caused by a fall on some stone substance—there was dirt on each side of it—the wound above the left ear was clean cut, and about three inches long—it would not have caused death—part of the wound in the breast went clean through the breast bone into the aorta—considerable force must have been used, and it was bound to have caused almost instantaneous death—the person who struck the blow must have been standing immediately in front of the deceased—he died of that wound—there was also a wound on the right side of the left blade bone, going down towards and separating the muscles of the spine—that blow must have been struck while the deceased was in a stooping or falling position—the blow on the chest would make him faint directly, and he would die almost immediately—his liver was of normal weight—there was no sign of prolonged drinking.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The deceased's liver was not that of a drunkard, it was of normal weight—the first wound was above the temple bone and the second in front of the chest, which was a fatal one, the third was inflicted as he was falling forward.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, December</hi> 17
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1902.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-152" type="given" value="SOLOMON PINCUS"/>SOLOMON PINCUS KONSKI</persName> </hi>. I am a furrier, of 34, Handforth Road, Brixton—the prisoner was lodging there—he went away on November 11th, and some time after I missed this cheque book (
<hi rend="italic">Produced.</hi>)—a number of the cheques are filled up in some one else's writing—this cheque for £25 came out of my book; it is endorsed by a Mr. Cockerton—I kept the cheque book in a locked drawer which had been broken open.</p>
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-154" type="given" value="THOMAS BARCLAY"/>THOMAS BARCLAY COCKERTON</persName> </hi>. I live at 7, Churton Place, and am a Local Government Board auditor—this cheque for £25 is not endorsed by me or by my authority—I have no knowledge of the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-155" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD WILLIAMS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant B.</hi>) On November 13th, at 7 p.m, I received the prisoner, who was in custody—I searched him, and found in his overcoat pocket £10 10s. in gold, 19s. 6d. in silver, and 1s. 6d. in bronze—in a purse in his trousers pocket I found £5 in gold, and in a pocket book there were two £5 notes, and eight cheques filled up and en
<lb/>dorsed—he said, "I filled them in, and the endorsement is in my proper writing"—four of these cheques had been uttered that day and the day before—he had a directory on him containing the names of customers—he also had the key of a bedroom at the Hotel Cecil, where he had been staying that night and the night before—there were also bills for clothing paid on the 13th, including one for £12 10s.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The total amount obtained on cheques from Mr. Konski's book is £60—when he told me he had written out the cheques he did seem to be ashamed of himself—he refused his name and address or to say anything about himself—he seemed quite calm and said he did not want his parents to be disgraced.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Witnesses for the defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-156" type="given" value="THOMAS FRANCIS"/>THOMAS FRANCIS RAVEN</persName> </hi>, M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P. I practice at Broad
<lb/>stairs—I have known the prisoner since childhood—I know his family history, and there is insanity on both sides of the family—he is the son of Lieut.-Colonel Walter, and had a most excellent home—when at school he commenced stealing, and obtaining goods by false pretences and shammed illness to get off work—there was no example before him to teach him how to steal or do anything of that sort—he was sent to Dr. Langdon's home at Hampton Wick, and escaped from there—on March 11th, 1901, I and Dr. Biddell certified him to be of unsound mind—this is the certificate (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—he was then sent to Dartford Asylum—on October 23rd, 1901, at Hastings, I again certified him to be insane—he was then charged at Hastings Quarter Sessions with fraud—he was again sent to Dartford, and subsequently transferred to Haydock Lodge Private Asylum, and escaped from there—in July last at Sandwich I again certified him as insane—he was there charged with similar offences—he was sent back to Haydock Lodge—I describe him as a moral imbecile of dangerous character—he is quite incapable of controlling his moral impulses—he may know what is right, but he does what is criminally wrong without being able to help it—he has threatened to stab his parents, and he may become dangerous at any time—he has a brother who is an idiot.</p>
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-157" type="given" value="ERNEST WILLIAM"/>ERNEST WILLIAM WHITE</persName> </hi>, M.R.C.P. I am medical superintendent at Dartford Asylum, and Professor of Psychological Medicine at King's College—on March 11th, 1901, the prisoner was admitted under certificate to our institution—we have to make returns to the Commissioners of Lunacy, and on March 18th I made the following Return: (
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not think he can appreciate the seriousness of his acts or the penalties attached thereto.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DAVIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-166" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM INGRAM</persName> </hi> (272
<hi rend="italic">City.</hi>) On November 21st, about 12.40 a.m., I was on duty in Fenchurch Street, and saw Keegan standing there—shortly afterwards I saw Eastwell—they remained in conversation two or three minutes—shortly afterwards Smith came round from the direction of Snow Hill, and they walked towards Blackfriars—Eastwell followed them on the west side, but crossed over and joined them about fifty yards on—there is a shop with a portico, and there is a gate before you get to the door—the gate is outside the porch—they stood there some minutes, and Keegan went to make water somewhere—they stood outside the porch; Eastwell was apparently watching—Smith came back—a constable was coming up and Keegan and Smith went to the porch—the other constable waited while I went across the road to Harp Alley and asked what they were doing—Keegan said, "That is my business"—I said, "That will not satisfy me, I shall take you to the station"—I went to 23, Farringdon Street and found marks on the gate and door, and the letter-box broken—I saw the constable pick up this file—they were taken before the Inspector and charged, and another small file was found in Keegan's pocket.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Eastwell.</hi> You did not ask me the nearest way to Guildhall, or ask me to direct you—I did not fetch you out of a cell, but another man did—nothing was found on you.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Smith.</hi> You and Keegan were walking down Far
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<p>Street together on the Snow Hill side—I saw someone go and get a light under the Viaduct.</p>
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-167" type="given" value="DICK"/>DICK MOSS</persName> </hi> (341
<hi rend="italic">City</hi>). On December 1st, at 1 a.m., I was on duty at Snow Hill Police Station, when the prisoners were brought in and charged—I was watching them, and saw Keegan move his right arm and put it behind him—I looked behind the chair where he was seated, but could not see anything—when he was in the dock I felt on the floor and found this large file (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—I also saw the small one produced from his right hand coat pocket when he was searched.</p>
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-168" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK WILKINSON</persName> </hi> (264
<hi rend="italic">City.</hi>) On December 1st, about 1 a.m., I noticed the three prisoners standing outside No. 23, Farringdon Street—Keegan and Smith went into the dark towards No. 23—they came out again and joined Eastwell—Keegan and Smith went back into the dark again and remained some time—they came out again and joined Eastwell, and they all crossed over the road to Harp Alley, where they were arrested.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Eastwell.</hi> You did not cross over to them—you all three crossed over from 23, Farringdon Street to Harp Alley.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Smith.</hi> You stood outside No. 23, Farringdon Street, close to the kerb.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Keegan.</hi> When you were detained you said you were not there at the time.</p>
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-169" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PENFOLD</persName> </hi> (41
<hi rend="italic">City.</hi>) On December 1st, about 1 a.m., I watched the prisoners' movements—Eastwell was on the right-hand side of Far
<lb/>ringdon Street, facing No. 23—the other two men were on the foot
<lb/>way outside No. 23—Eastwell crossed the road and joined the others and they walked a few yards towards Blackfriars Bridge, and then they crossed back to Harp Alley—I was exposed to view and concluded that Eastwell had given the others information, and I instructed the other officers to prevent them getting away—I examined the premises at No. 23, and found the tin letter box had been torn off the gate, and there were recent marks on it of someone having put a foot there—I found four marks on the door corresponding with the large end of the large file produced—I asked the prisoners what they were waiting about for, Keegan said he had a perfect right to be in the streets if he liked—I again asked him what he was doing and he said, "That is my business"—I then asked Eastwell what his occupation was, he said he was a waterside labourer out of work, and had come to look for a job—I said "Where have you been to look for a job?"Keegan said, "I do not see why my friend should answer your questions; if you want to know anything, take us down to Bridewell"—Smith said, "I am a printer, and live at Clerkenwell; that is all you are going to get out of me, governor"—they were all taken to Snow Hill Station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Smith.</hi>, I gave evidence about the letter box on the second hearing before the Magistrate—there was only evidence of arrest taken on the first hearing—you were all charged about twenty minutes after you were brought in—the Inspector in charge of the district was not at the station, and we had to send for him, and that caused the delay.</p>
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-170" type="given" value="JOHN JACOB"/>JOHN JACOB ELLIS</persName> </hi>. I am a tailor, of 23, Farringdon Street—on the</p>
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<p>Saturday previous to this occurrence I left the premises safe and well locked up—the front door, gate, and letter box were perfectly safe—on the Monday morning following, my younger brother met me coming along and informed me of the occurrence, and I saw four or five marks on the door, and the letter box was off the gate.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Keegan.</hi> I cannot vouch for anything—no doubt somebody did it—who it was I do not know.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Smith, in his defence, said that it was not possible to make marks on the door and wrench off the letter box in a few minutes under the observation of the police, and that if the police saw them get over the gate why were they not arrested then?</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Keegan's defence: If the police saw us in the gateway why were we not arrested then?</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">SMITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a previous conviction at Newington, on February</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1896,
<hi rend="italic">and five other convictions of felony and misdemeanour were proved against him.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EASTWELL</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-98-19021215 t19021215-98-punishment-33"/>Four months' hard labour;</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">KEEGAN</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-98-19021215 t19021215-98-punishment-34"/>Discharged on recognisances.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, December</hi> 17
<hi rend="italic">th</hi> 1902.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">See page</hi> 4.)</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-173" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD JAMES</persName> </hi>. I am a tobacconist at 42, Peacock Street, Newington Butts—I have been employed at Wishart's, Panton Street, Haymarket, for 4 1/2 to 5 years—I have lived at 42, Peacock Street two or three years with my parents, and brothers and sisters—it is a tenement—on Saturday, October 25th, I left to go to see the illuminations about 7.30, with two friends, Harry Clarke and Richard Jinks—they remained in my company till about 10.30, when we got separated in Leicester Square—we stood speaking to Mr. Enright, who keeps the stage door of the Empire Theatre, before we were separated—Enright joined me about 11.20—we went down to Parliament Street and I left him at the corner of Bridge Street at about 12.15—I was quite sober—about 12.15 I started to go home from Westminster Bridge along the Westminster Bridge Road—at the corner of Kennington Road and the Lambeth Road, five or six fellows came from the Lambeth Road, caught hold $$$ my arm and took me along the Lambeth Road—they said if I made a noise they would murder me—I was too terrified to make any noise—they took my overcoat off, they set me down on the steps of the Lambeth Baths, cut the laces and took my boots off—they took a signet ring from my finger, and my watch and chain from my waistcoat pocket—in my overcoat was my tobacco and pipe, and in my trousers pocket some money—they went towards the Lambeth Road—I called after them—the next morning I made a complaint—I afterwards gave evidence against Abrahams at this Court—Hillman gave evidence for the defence—I think I heard part of it—it is not true that I took off my coat at a coffee stall and put it on</p>
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<p>the side or wheel of the stall, nor that my watch was in my overcoat pocket, nor that I tried to take off my boots and fell, nor that I was drunk—I had two coats on.</p>
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-174" type="given" value="FRANCIS WILLIAM"/>FRANCIS WILLIAM POLLARD</persName> </hi>. I am an officer of this Court—I produce the bill of indictment found by the grand jury on November 17th, against Ernest Alfred Abrahams for robbery, and receiving stolen goods—Abrahams was tried on that indictment before the Recorder on November 17th and 18th, convicted, and sentenced—this is a copy of the indictment, marked A.</p>
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-175" type="given" value="ALFRED EDWARD FITZGERALD"/>ALFRED EDWARD FITZGERALD DALTON</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Messrs. Barnett and Buckler, the official shorthand writers to this Court—on November 17th and 18th I took down in shorthand the whole of the evidence in the charge against Ernest Alfred Abrahams for and against the prisoner—the prisoner was sworn and gave evidence—among others he called the prisoner George Hillman—this is the transcript, marked D, of my note of that evidence—he was sworn on the 17th and recalled on the 18th. (
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner Hillman's evidence, given at the trial on November</hi> 17
<hi rend="italic">th and</hi> 18
<hi rend="italic">th was then read. See page</hi> 4.)</p>
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-176" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY CLARKE</persName> </hi>. I have lived at 65, Brook Street, Kennington Road, about a year, with my mother—I have been employed by Humphreys and Grigg, military tailors, Haymarket, for six years—on October 25th, about 7.30 p.m., I called upon Richard James, 42, Peacock Street, and went with him and Jinks round to see the illuminations—I parted from them about 12.30 a.m., in Leicester Square—the whole time James was perfectly sober.</p>
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-177" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ENRIGHT</persName> </hi>. I live at 40, Turner's Buildings, Erasmus Street, Westminster, and am a packer at the Army Stores, Grosvenor Road, Pimlico, in the day time, and am employed at the Empire Theatre stage entrance in the evening—I am an old soldier—I saw Richard James on the evening of October 25th at the stage door of the Empire about 8.50—he was quite sober—about 11.20 p.m. James came and complained that he had lost his friends—he waited till about 11.40—we went to the Princess Head, where I purchased a small brandy for my wife, and he had a lemon and bitter, we walked on to Guest's, and then through Whitehall to the bottom of Parliament Street, where we stood talking outside the London and North Western Railway Company's offices till 12.15, when I left him opposite the Parliament Houses—he was quite sober.</p>
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-178" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH CROSS</persName> </hi>. I live at 21, Warwick Street, Blackfriars Road—I keep two coffee stalls—on October 25th and 26th, the night of the illuminations, I had one opposite the Lambeth Baths—I was attending to it from 10 p.m. till 1 a.m.—I attended this Court last month to see whether I knew James—he was not at my coffee stall that night—no drunken man hung his coat on the stall, or on the wheel of the stall, that is an impossibility, because he would have knocked the goods down; nor did any drunken man take off his boots—I saw Abrahams when he was convicted, but I did not know him—I never saw him at my stall—I saw no man that night at my stall who was drunk.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Whiting.</hi> I have only one shelf and one counter—I</p>
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<p>do not keep pastry at the back of the counter I keep the cups on the counter.</p>
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-179" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT JOSLIN</persName> </hi>. I live at 8, Charlotte Street, Blackfriars Road—I help Joseph Cross in keeping his coffee stall—I was with him at the coffee stall opposite the Lambeth Baths on October 25th and 20th, the night after the South London Procession—ray light shone on the first door and not the second door from the stall in the Kennington Road—I never saw James there—no drunken man hung his coat on the ledge of the stall nor on the wheel that night nor fell down drunk.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It would not have interfered with the pastry, it would have interfered with the cups—there would be room to hang a coat where there is no pastry.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> There was no coat put there that night—I was there with Cross from 9.30 p.m. till 4 a.m.</p>
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-180" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HILLMAN</persName> </hi>. The prisoner Hillman is my brother—I was called as a "witness against Abrahams last month.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant L.</hi>) James complained at Kennington Lane Police Station on October 26th—on November 3rd I arrested Abra
<lb/>hams—the coat he was then wearing was identified by James as stolen from him on the night of October 26th—Abrahams was afterwards charged, brought up here and convicted—Sergeant Beard arrested Hillman and Whiting.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-182" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BEARD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant L.</hi>) On December 4th I arrested Hillman at 31, Broad Street, Lambeth—I told him I was a police officer, and that he would be charged with another lad who was arrested on the charge of perjury in a case at this Court—he said, "I say now 'what I said before, what I said is the truth; if it is not, I hope I may not see my mother and father alive again"—I took him to the police station, where the warrant was read to him—he was subsequently charged—he made no reply.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HILLMAN</hi>.,
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<interp inst="t19021215-99-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="withRecommendation"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the jury, thinking he had not realised the gravity of his action.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t19021215-99-punishment-35" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-99-19021215 t19021215-99-punishment-35"/>Four months' hard labour;</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WHITING</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">who</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">received a good character.
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<interp inst="t19021215-99-punishment-36" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19021215-99-punishment-36" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-99-19021215 t19021215-99-punishment-36"/>Seven days' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, December</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1902.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before J. A. Rentoul Esq., K.C.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19021215-100-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="sodomy"/>Committing an act of gross indecency.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GREENFIELD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Defended Dodd.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM WALKER</hi> (21)</persName>,
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SARAH ANN WRIGHT</hi> (22)</persName>, and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE WEBB</hi> (23)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19021215-101-offence-1 t19021215-name-189"/>George Walker</persName>, and stealing from him two watches, a chain, and £5, his property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METHUEN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FOWKE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Kingston.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-190" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WALKER</persName> </hi>. I am a saddler of Barrow-in-Furness—on November 11th, about noon, I was in a public house close to Euston Railway Station—</p>
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<p>Kingston and Wright asked me to stand them a drink—I did so—we then went out of that house into another across the road—I stood them some more drink and also some lunch—they then asked me to go home with them and have a cup of tea—I consented, and they took me to No. 6, Clarendon Street—Wright invited me upstairs into a bedroom—I asked for a cup of tea, but Kingston brought me a glass of what she said was stout, and said, "Have a drink, young man, it will do you good before you have a cup of tea"—I now know it to be a mixture of stout and snuff—I had two drinks and almost immediately fell asleep—the next I remember is Walker hitting me on my jaw, saying, "What are you doing here, you had better clear out"—I then discovered that I had been robbed of two watches, a chain, a belt, and six sovereigns which were in a purse—I said to Walker, "I have been robbed; you and I had better go downstairs together; you are in the swim"—I seized him, but after struggling for about ten minutes he got away—I saw Kingston outside and gave her into custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FOWKE</hi>. I have served with the colours in South Africa and in India—I did not see a third woman at the house—I had had three or four drinks, but I was not drunk—after I drank the black liquid Kingston kept popping in and out of the room—I cannot say who took my watches, chain, and money.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Walker.</hi> I was not awake sitting on the bed when you came into the room—the punch you gave me woke me up—when you slipped away from me you left your hat and scarf in my hands.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Wright.</hi> You were not fully dressed lying across the foot of the bed—you undressed and we went to bed together—I had the drink before you undressed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Webb.</hi> I never saw you.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-191" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19021215-name-191" type="surname" value="KINGSTON"/>
<interp inst="t19021215-name-191" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD KINGSTON</persName> </hi>. I am the son of Mary Kingston, and live at 6, Clarendon Street—I was at home about 1 p.m. on November 11th when Miss Wright and a Mrs. Webb came in with the prosecutor—my mother was not with them—Mrs. Webb asked me to get her a quarter of snuff and half a pint of stout—I went, and when I returned she was waiting for me on the stairs, and I saw her mix the two together on the stairs—she then took it into the room where the prosecutor and Miss Wright were—I do not know what became of it afterwards, but Mrs. Webb told me that she had given it to the soldier to drink—I do not know Walker, Wright, or Webb—I know Mrs. Webb.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FOWKE</hi>. It is untrue to say that my mother mixed the stuff—she was not there; she was at the Jubilee public house—she came in about a quarter of an hour afterwards.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Walker.</hi> I let you in.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Webb.</hi> I have never seen you before.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19021215-name-192" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19021215-name-192" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19021215-name-192" type="surname" value="SARGENT"/>
<interp inst="t19021215-name-192" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE SARGENT</persName> </hi>. I am the landlady of No. 6, Clarendon Street—Kingston has been a lodger of mine for seven months—on November 11th I saw Mrs. Webb, Miss Wright, and the prosecutor come into the house—I saw Mrs. Kingston go in and out two or three times.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FOWKE</hi>. The prosecutor did not come into the</p>
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<p>house with Mrs. Kingston—I did not see her bring in any drink—the people were in my house about an hour or an hour and a half.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Webb.</hi> I have never seen you before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I did not know that Mrs. Kingston let her room for immoral purposes—she has two rooms—she has brought strange women in at different times.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19021215-name-193" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19021215-name-193" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19021215-name-193" type="surname" value="HARMER"/>
<interp inst="t19021215-name-193" type="given" value="HERBERT"/>HERBERT HARMER</persName> </hi>. I am thirteen years old and go to school—on Novem
<lb/>ber 11th, about 4 o'clock, I saw Walker and the prosecutor struggling in the street for about ten minutes—I saw Walker strike the soldier on the jaw—Walker then ran away leaving his hat and scarf in the soldier's hands.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Walker.</hi> You were struggling when I first saw you I did not see you speaking to the prosecutor.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Wright.</hi> I have never seen you before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Webb.</hi> I have never seen you before.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-194" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19021215-name-194" type="surname" value="HALL"/>
<interp inst="t19021215-name-194" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR HALL</persName> </hi> (631
<hi rend="italic">Y.</hi>) On November 11th, about 4 o'clock, the prose
<lb/>cutor gave Kingston into my custody and said, "I have been robbed, and this is one of the women"—Kingston replied, "I have not got it, but good luck to her for getting away; I shall not tell you, I know all about it"—when charged she said, "It was never taken at 6, Clarendon Street, but in the street; the gentleman had a gold watch and chain on in my place and he had it on when he went out; go to 12, Lancing Street and fetch Mrs. Webb, she will tell you"—she had been drinking, but was not drunk—enquiries have been made about Mrs. Webb, but at present they have been unsuccessful—the next night at 11 o'clock I arrested Wright—Webb was present—I told her I was a police officer, and should arrest her for being concerned with a man and woman in custody in stealing £6 in gold and a gold watch and chain and a gun-metal watch—she replied, "I know I
<hi rend="italic">done</hi> wrong in going to the house with him and the other woman; I got into bed with him, and he had some stout to drink that sent him of to sleep; I had none of the money or stuff."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FOWKE</hi>. The prosecutor was not sober when he gave Kingston into my custody, but he understood what he was doing.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-195" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK WATTS</persName> </hi> (489
<hi rend="italic">Y.</hi>) On November 11th, about 8 p.m. I saw Walker outside the Exmouth public house, Exmouth Street—I told him I was a police officer and should arrest him for being concerned with others in custody and others not in custody in stealing from a man a purse and other articles and money in Clarendon Street—he replied, "I know nothing about it"—when charged at the station he said, "I do not know
<hi rend="italic">nothing</hi> at all about it: have you got my handkerchief and cap? I was called to the house to turn him out."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-196" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BARBER</persName> </hi> (135
<hi rend="italic">Y.</hi>) On November 13th, about 12.20, Webb came to me and said."I may as well tell you I pawned the oxidised watch at Saunder's in Fitzroy Square for 5s., which I received from Mrs. Webb, who was with my wife which came from the soldier: I was not there, I do not know anything about it"—afterwards he said, "You have pinched my wife and I am done"—I understood him to refer to Wright as his wife.</p>
<hi rend="italic">"Cross-examined by Webb.</hi> You did not use the word "missus."</p>
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-197" type="given" value="HERBERT"/>HERBERT ATTWOOD</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of Mr. Jay, a pawnbroker of 73, Charlotte Street, Fitzroy Square—I produce a gun-metal watch pledged with us for 5s. in the name of Wells—I cannot recognise the man who pledged it.</p>
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<interp inst="t19021215-name-198" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE JONES</persName> </hi> (549
<hi rend="italic">Y.</hi>) On November 11th I went to 6, Clarendon Street to search, and found a coat and some Army papers on the bed and a purse under the bed—they have been identified by the prosecutor—the following morning I went to the house again and found in the same room these two glasses (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) which contained a mixture of snuff and stout.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi> Mr. Fowke. I know it to be snuff and stout by the smell.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. Its effect is to send anyone to sleep—I have had experi
<lb/>ence of that in the course of my duties as a police officer.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A written statement by Webb before the Magistrate was here put in stating that he met Wright and Mrs. Webb in Charlotte Street, and Mrs. Webb handed him a gun-metal watch and asked him to pawn it, which he did for</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">and handed it to her; that he did not know of the robbery until the following evening, when Wright was arrested; that he then went to the station voluntarily and told the police that he had pawned it and sur
<lb/>rendered himself.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Kingston, in her defence on oath, said that Mrs. Webb asked her if she could take two friends into her rooms to have a wash, as they were going to a music-hall; that she consented, and followed about a quarter of an hour afterwards; that she did not see the prosecutor and Wright in bed together, and did not give the prosecutor anything to drink; and that she had nothing whatever to do with the robbery.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Walker, in his defence on oath, said that he was at work at the Exmouth Arms when Mrs. Webb offered him</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">if he would turn a man out of Mrs. Kingston's room, that he went and when he got there the prosecutor accused him of robbing him.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Wright, in her defence on oath, said that she was with Mrs. Webb when the prosecutor asked them to have a drink; that he then asked them to go to a music-hall; that they agreed; that Mrs. Webb then saw Mrs. Kingston in another bar of the public house, and asked her if they could go into her rooms and have a wash; that all three went; that the prosecutor sent Mrs. Webb out for some beer; that Mrs. Webb brought it, and that she drank out of the same glass as the prosecutor and immediately felt queer and vomited; that she did not go to bed with the prosecutor, but was lying across the foot of the bed; and that she had nothing whatever to do with the robbery.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Webb, in his defence on oath, said that he was in Charlotte Street when Mrs. Webb asked him to pawn a watch for</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.;
<hi rend="italic">that he did so, and handed the money to her; that he did not live with Wright as man and wife, but only knew her by knowing her parents.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">KINGSTON</hi> and
<hi rend="largeCaps">WRIGHT</hi>,
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of robbery;</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WALKER</hi>,
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<interp inst="t19021215-101-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of robbery with violence</hi> </rs>:
<hi rend="largeCaps">WEBB</hi>,
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<interp inst="t19021215-101-verdict-3" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19021215-101-verdict-3" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">as an accessory.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WEBB</hi>
<hi rend="italic">then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at the Marylebone Police Court on August</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1898.
<hi rend="italic">Four previous convictions of assault were proved</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">against Walker.</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">KINGSTON</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t19021215-101-punishment-37" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19021215-101-punishment-37" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-101-19021215 t19021215-101-punishment-37"/>Six months' imprisonment</rs> </hi>;
<hi rend="largeCaps">WALKER</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t19021215-101-punishment-38" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t19021215-101-punishment-38" type="punishmentCategory" value="corporal"/>
<interp inst="t19021215-101-punishment-38" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="whipping"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-101-19021215 t19021215-101-punishment-38"/>Twenty-five lashes with the cat</rs> and
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<interp inst="t19021215-101-punishment-39" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19021215-101-punishment-39" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-101-19021215 t19021215-101-punishment-39"/>twelve months' hard labour;</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WRIGHT</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t19021215-101-punishment-40" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t19021215-101-punishment-40" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19021215-101-punishment-40" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-101-19021215 t19021215-101-punishment-40"/>Six months' imprisonment;</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WEBB</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t19021215-101-punishment-41" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t19021215-101-punishment-41" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19021215-101-punishment-41" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def4-101-19021215 t19021215-101-punishment-41"/>Twelve months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, December</hi> 18
<hi rend="italic">th,</hi> 1902.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Darling.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="def1-102-19021215" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-102-19021215" type="age" value="55"/>
<interp inst="def1-102-19021215" type="surname" value=