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<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</p>
<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>SAMUEL, MAYOR.</p>
<p>THIRD SESSION, HELD JANUARY 12TH, 1903.</p>
<p>MINUTES OF EVIDENCE,</p>
<p>TAKEN IN SHORT-HAND BY</p>
<p>MESSRS. BARNETT AND BUCKLER.</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>ROLLS CHAMBERS, No. 89, CHANCERY LANE.</p>
<p>LONDON:</p>
<p>STEVENS AND SONS, LIMITED. 119, CHANCERY LANE.</p>
<p>Law Booksellers and Publishers.</p>
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<p>THE</p>
<p>WHOLE PROCEEDINGS</p>
<p>On the King's Commission of</p>
<p>OYER AND TERMINER AND GAOL DELIVERY</p>
<p>FOR</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>AND GAOL DELIVERY FOR THE</p>
<p>COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX, AND THE PARTS OF THE COUNTIES OF ESSEX, KENT, AND SURREY WITHIN THE JURISDICTION</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT,</p>
<p>Held on Monday, January 12th, and following days.</p>
<p>Before the Right Hon.
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<interp inst="t19030112-name-1" type="given" value="MARCUS"/>SIR MARCUS SAMUEL</persName> </hi>, Knight,
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<interp inst="t19030112-name-2" type="given" value="CHAS JOHN"/>CHAS. JOHN DARLING</persName> </hi>, one of the Justices of His Majesty's High Court; Sir
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<interp inst="t19030112-name-4" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH RENALS</persName> </hi>, Bart., and Sir
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<interp inst="t19030112-name-5" type="given" value="ALFRED JAMES"/>ALFRED JAMES NEWTON</persName> </hi>, Bart., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t19030112-name-10" type="given" value="FREDERICK ALBERT"/>FREDERICK ALBERT BOSANQUET</persName> </hi>, Esq., K.C., Common Serjeant of the said City; and
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<interp inst="t19030112-name-11" 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>
<p>Sir
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<interp inst="t19030112-name-12" type="given" value="GEORGE WYATT"/>GEORGE WYATT TRUSCOTT</persName> </hi>, Knt., Alderman.</p>
<p>Sir
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<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Under Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SAMUEL, MAYOR. THIRD SESSION</hi>.</p>
<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>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, June</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1903.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<p>132.
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<p>(137)
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<interp inst="t19030112-7-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>, to stealing, whilst employed under the Post Office, a post letter containing £30, the property of the
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030112-7-offence-1 t19030112-name-28"/>Postmaster-General</persName> </rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t19030112-7-punishment-5" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t19030112-7-punishment-5" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-7-19030112 t19030112-7-punishment-5"/>Nine months' hard labour.</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t19030112-7-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>(138)
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<hi rend="italic">A police constable</hi>), to
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<interp inst="t19030112-8-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030112-8-offence-1 t19030112-name-30"/>Postmaster-General</persName>.</rs>
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<interp inst="t19030112-8-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>
<hi rend="italic">Also</hi>, a post letter containing a silk handkerchief and a Christmas card.</rs>
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<interp inst="t19030112-8-offence-3" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-8-offence-3" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>
<hi rend="italic">Also</hi> to stealing a letter containing a pocket Bible, the property of the
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030112-8-offence-3 t19030112-name-31"/>Postmaster-General</persName>.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t19030112-8-punishment-6" type="punishmentDescription">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-8-19030112 t19030112-8-punishment-6"/>Eighteen months' hard labour.</rs> </hi>
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<p>(139)
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES GREEN</hi> (28)</persName> and
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<interp inst="t19030112-9-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="robbery"/>, to assaulting
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030112-9-offence-1 t19030112-name-34"/>William Weinrich</persName> and stealing 1s. from his person.</rs> Green having been convicted of felony at the North London Sessions on September 6th, 1898, as Charles Tanner, and Jones at this Court on October 24th, 1898.
<hi rend="italic">Three previous convictions were proved against Green</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and five against Jones.*
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-9-19030112 t19030112-9-punishment-7"/>Four years' penal servitude each.</rs> </hi>
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<p>(140)
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<interp inst="t19030112-name-36" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030112-10-offence-1 t19030112-name-36"/>Arthur Buirchett</persName>, £3 from
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030112-10-offence-1 t19030112-name-37"/>William Edward Weller</persName>, a hat from
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030112-10-offence-1 t19030112-name-38"/>Thomas Ibbotson</persName>, twelve shirts from
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<interp inst="t19030112-name-39" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030112-10-offence-1 t19030112-name-39"/>Davis and Currzer</persName>, and six jackets and two pairs of trousers from
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<interp inst="t19030112-name-40" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030112-10-offence-1 t19030112-name-40"/>Akers and Co.</persName>, he having been convicted of felony at Marylebone on September 26th, 1901.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t19030112-10-punishment-8" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-10-19030112 t19030112-10-punishment-8"/>Twelve months' hard labour</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t19030112-10-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-10-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> And</p> </div1>
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<p>(141)
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALBERT WILLIAMS</hi> (18)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19030112-11-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, to stealing,</rs> and
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<interp inst="def2-11-19030112" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="def2-11-19030112" type="age" value="52"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EMILY HYLAND</hi> (52)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19030112-11-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-11-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="receiving"/> to receiving, knowing them to have been stolen, two pieces of veiling and two pieces of cretonne, the goods of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030112-11-offence-2 t19030112-name-43"/>Frederick Fitt</persName>. </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAMS</hi>
<rs id="t19030112-11-offence-3" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19030112-11-offence-3" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-11-offence-3" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to stealing and </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HYLAND</hi>
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<interp inst="t19030112-11-offence-4" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-11-offence-4" type="offenceSubcategory" value="receiving"/> to receiving five cards of lace, the property of
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<interp inst="t19030112-name-44" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030112-11-offence-4 t19030112-name-44"/>Henry Reissmann</persName>, and 96 1/2 yards of de-laine the property of
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<interp inst="t19030112-name-45" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-name-45" type="surname" value="HITCHIN"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030112-11-offence-4 t19030112-name-45"/>Edwin Hitchin</persName>, and another.</rs> (
<hi rend="italic">See next case.</hi>)
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<interp inst="t19030112-11-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-11-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>142.
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<interp inst="t19030112-142-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing two pieces of veiling and three pieces of cretonne, the goods of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030112-142-offence-1 t19030112-name-47"/>Frederick Fitt</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030112-name-48" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030112-name-48" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19030112-name-48" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HUNT</persName> </hi>. I am errand-boy to Frederick Fitt, a lace agent, of 36, Bread Street—on December 29th, about 5 p.m., I was given a parcel by Mr. Fitt, Jun., to give to Saunderson, who carries parcels for Mr. Fitt—my practice is to wait in Angel Court, Friday Street, until I see Saunder
<lb/>son's truck—I saw the truck and put the parcel on it—Williams came up to me—I knew him as having been in Saunderson's employment—I did not know that he was not employed by Saunderson then—I gave him my book to sign in the usual way, which he did—as I turned to go away I saw the prisoner in Friday Street—I knew him as having been in Saunderson's employ—I said to him, "I gave a parcel to a
<hi rend="italic">chap</hi> up the court, does he work for your place?"—he said "Yes"—I went away then—this (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) is the parcel.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030112-name-49" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030112-name-49" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19030112-name-49" type="given" value="FREDERICK HENRY"/>FREDERICK HENRY FITT</persName> </hi>. I am manager to my father Frederick Fitt, of 36, Bread Street—I gave this parcel to Hunt to be delivered by Saunder
<lb/>son 's—the value is about £4.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030112-name-50" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19030112-name-50" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE QUANTRILL</persName> </hi>. I am a porter at Saunderson's, carriers of Silver Street—on December 29th I was in charge of a truck of parcels in Angel Court—I left it there unattended while I collected parcels—while I was away this parcel was put on the truck—I saw the prisoner there—he told me that Williams had gone up to Reachman's to see if they had got anything—neither Williams nor the prisoner was in our employ then, but they both</p>
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<p>had been—I saw the prisoner go away with Fitt's parcel—I was in charge of the truck—it is my duty to receive parcels and give receipts for them—I gave no receipt for this parcel because I was not there when the parcel was put on the truck—I had seen it on the truck—the prisoner told me it had been signed for by Williams—the receipt was in Fitt's book—I saw Williams in Whitecross Street—he gave me 4d—I suppose that was my share out of the parcel. (
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">submitted that he was entitled to show that the men had acted in concert before</hi>. The
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">ruled that there was no authority for that, as if there had been larcenies within six months it could have been charged in the indictment.</hi>)</p>
<p>
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<p>
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<interp inst="t19030112-name-52" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED ANDERTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective.</hi>) On January 5th I went with Constable Wise to Medhurst Row, where I saw the prisoner—I told him I was a police officer, and said, "Your name in Harry Angel"—he said, "Yes"—I said, "I want you for being concerned with' a youth named Williams in stealing parcels from Messrs. Fitt on December 29th"—he said, "I was there, but I did not sign for them, Williams did it."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030112-name-53" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CHAPMAN</persName> </hi>. I am foreman to Saunderson and Co., carriers, of Silver Street—Williams was in our service—he left on November 8th because he lost a parcel—the prisoner was with us—he left on December 20th because he was too slow—at one time he was on the same round as Quantrill.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate, "I</hi> agree with what Williams has said."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Williams says</hi>, "Quantrill was there and told us where to get the parcels. He shared everything with us."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence.</hi> "I never done no stealing and no forgery, I was concerned with Williams, but I did not steal"</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030112-142-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t19030112-142-punishment-9" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-142-19030112 t19030112-142-punishment-9"/>Six months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-11-19030112 t19030112-142-punishment-10"/>Six months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HYLAND</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">who received a good character,
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, January</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1903.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<lb/>ously having in their possession a mould for coining.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARTRIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030112-name-56" type="given" value="MARIA"/>MARIA HOOPER</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Reginald Hooper, the landlord of 47, Maplin Street, Bow—on April 28th the prisoners came together and took rooms at 4s. a week, but Frost was not going to live there—I gave Rouse a key not the front room and another of the front door—I did not See Front for some time afterwards, but but she came to clean the room, and</p>
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<p>lately she came every day—she came to cook the breakfast, and left in the morning—she used to go in and out in the day time and come back in the evening—as far as I know she did not pass the day there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Rouse.</hi> You left the place in the afternoon of the same day that the police came—you had not taken all your things away—nobody else came to take the rooms or put anything in.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. Frost had been there several times that day, but that was the first time she slept there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Rouse had given notice to leave, a fortnight before, but he still stayed on—Frost slept there without my knowledge.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective-Sergeant.</hi>) From information I re
<lb/>ceived I went with Sergeants Fowler and Eustace to 47, Maplin Street, Mile End—the first floor front room was locked—I knocked, and the prisoner Frost,. who was in her nightdress, opened it—I told her we were police officers,. and had heard that she was engaged in the manufacture of counterfeit coin—she said, "It is too late, my brother took them away this morning"—I said, "What do you mean?"—she said, "This is his room, but he took all the things away with him, and some furniture"—we searched the room, and in the fire-place found a ladle with some metal quite warm, and some copper and silver sand in a cupboard and various parts of the room—here is some copper wire and a clamp, a solution in a bottle, and a board—I found an iron bucket under the bed, with dirty water in it—I put my hand in and found this mould with the impression of a shilling on it—I submitted all those articles to Mr. Webster—Frost was taken to the station, and on the next day Eustace brought Rouse in, who said, "The things are not mine, but I will take the responsibility."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030112-name-58" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY FOWLER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant.</hi>) I was with the other officers—I found between the bed and the mattress where Frost had been lying, a counterfeit shilling dated 1884—another shilling was found outside the house.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant K.</hi>) On the night of December 19th I was in Maplin Street, and saw Rouse go to No. 47—he walked along the passage, and was just going upstairs—I said to him, "What is your name?"—he said, "Smith"—I said, "I am a policeman; do you live here?"—he said, "No"—I said, "I think your name is Rouse"—he said,. "No, it is Smith"—I said, "What do you want here"?—he said, "I am going downstairs to see Mr. Hooper"—I called Mr. Hooper, and said, "Do you know this man?"—he said, "Yes, that is Rouse; he lives upstairs"—Rouse said, "Yes, that is quite right"—I said, "Part of a mould and some implements for the manufacture of base coin were found last night"—he said, "All right"—I took him in custody—he asked me to let him go downstairs, and we had a struggle—on the way to the station he said, "Who gave the information?"—I said, "The sergeant"—they were charged at the station.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030112-name-60" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to H.M. Mint—this, mould is for the obverse and reverse sides of a shilling—this clasp is for holding the mould—this shilling is counterfeit—this file is used for filing the coin after the
<hi rend="italic">get</hi> has been taken off—all these things are part of the</p>
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<p>stock of a coiner—I cannot say for certain whether the shilling corresponds with the mould—I have examined another shilling, they are both from one mould.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">who was convicted of coining, twenty years ago,
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FROST</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t19030112-143-punishment-13" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-143-19030112 t19030112-143-punishment-13"/>Nine months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>144.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">VALENTINE ROTH</hi> (25)</persName>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030112-144-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to obtain
<lb/>ing two clocks by false pretences, having been convicted at Clerkenwell on November 5th, 1901.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">Another conviction was proved against him.
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<p>145.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE WILLIAMS</hi> (39)</persName>, and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN FRASER</hi> (28)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030112-145-offence-1 t19030112-name-65"/>Thomas Gibbons</persName>, and stealing three pence, his money.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BLACKWELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030112-name-66" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030112-name-66" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19030112-name-66" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GIBBONS</persName> </hi>. I am a hawker—I have no permanent abode—on January 5th I was in Thrall Street, Spitalfields, at 7.30 a.m.—I had slept at a Salvation Army shelter—four
<hi rend="italic">chaps</hi> stopped me—Fraser put his arm round my neck and Williams put his hand over my mouth—they carried me into a house by my neck, put their hands in my pockets and took 4s. 4d. out, in silver and copper from my waistcoat pocket—they were all four in the house, and went and got another one—they ransacked me—I could not make much noise but I made some, and a policeman burst the door in and seized the two prisoners—they did not damage me—they gave me a great fright, and I had to go to the infirmary.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Williams.</hi> When I got to the station I had 4s. 1d. and 3d. would make the 4s. 4d.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Fraser.</hi> I said at the station that I had had 4s. 4d.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">H.</hi>) On January 5th, about 8 o'clock, I was on duty in Wentworth Street, and heard a scuffle inside the door of a house—I burst the door open and saw Gibbons with Fraser's hand over his mouth, and Williams rifling his pockets—they ran away—I ran out after Fraser—he said, "I must get some money to buy bread with"—I searched him but found nothing—Wentworth Street is 100 yards from Thrall Street—I only saw two men—Williams ran down stairs—another constable came to my assistance—when Williams came up I detained him—he made, no reply, but he said in Court, "I admit that this man put his hand over his mouth."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Fraser.</hi> The door was jammed, but not fastened tight.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030112-name-68" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY STUDD</persName> </hi> (29
<hi rend="italic">H. R.</hi>) On January 5th, about 8 a.m., I went to Barber's assistance—he was detaining the two prisoners—I took Williams; another constable searched him, and found 5d. in copper—I charged him with robbery with violence—Gibbons took his money out at the station—I believe it was 3s. in silver and 4d. in bronze—this is only my belief—I saw, the silver, but did not see the bronze.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Williams Defence.</hi> He had 3s. 4d. at the station, not 4s. 1d.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of assault with intent to rob.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-146-19030112 t19030112-146-punishment-16"/>Three months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, January</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1903.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<p>147.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-147-19030112 t19030112-147-punishment-17"/>Twelve months' hard labour.</rs> </hi></p> </div1>
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<p>(148)
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALFRED GEORGE</hi> (26)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19030112-name-74" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030112-18-offence-1 t19030112-name-74"/>Civil Service Supply Association</persName>,</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to forging an order for the delivery of six bottles of whiskey, and six bottles of port wine, with intent to defraud;</rs>
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<interp inst="t19030112-18-offence-3" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-18-offence-3" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to forging an order for the delivery of a dressing-case, with intent to defraud;</rs>
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<interp inst="t19030112-18-offence-4" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to forging and uttering an order for the delivery of six plum puddings and a box of cigars,</rs>
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<interp inst="t19030112-18-offence-5" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-18-offence-5" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to forging an order for the delivery of two turkeys and two hams, with intent to defraud.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t19030112-18-punishment-18" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-18-19030112 t19030112-18-punishment-18"/>Three years' penal servitude.</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t19030112-18-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-18-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CISSY PRICE</hi> (21)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19030112-19-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-19-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, to uttering an order for the payment of £14 11s., knowing it to be forged.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">A previous conviction was proved against her.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-19-19030112 t19030112-19-punishment-19"/>Six months' hard labour.</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t19030112-19-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> And</p> </div1>
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<p>(150)
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM GARDINER PITCHER</hi> </persName>
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<interp inst="t19030112-20-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-20-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="sodomy"/>, to com
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030112-20-offence-1 t19030112-name-77"/>William Skelton</persName>. </rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-20-19030112 t19030112-20-punishment-20"/>Twelve months' hard labour.</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t19030112-20-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>151.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN JUDGE</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">alias</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">
<rs id="t19030112-alias-1" type="alias">
<join result="nameAlias" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-151-19030112 t19030112-alias-1"/>ROBERT DOUGLAS HARVEY</rs> </hi> (30)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19030112-151-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Forg
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HURRELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030112-name-79" type="given" value="FREDERICK JOSEPH"/>FREDERICK JOSEPH HAWES</persName> </hi>.—I am a grocer of 48, Pimlico Road, S.W.—on November 19th, about 7 p.m., the prisoner came to my shop—I did not know him before—he said, "I come from 21, Chelsea Gardens; could you oblige me with the change of a small cheque; we have not dealt with you above a month"—this (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) is the cheque—I changed it for him—it is for £6, purporting to be signed by Richard Topping—I had no such customer—I did not know the name of Smith, which is the endorsement—I paid it into my bank next morning—it was returned marked, "No account"—I next saw the prisoner at Westminster police-court on December 10th, and I picked him out from some others—I have no doubt about his identity—the cheque was endorsed "C. Smith," as it is now, when he brought it to me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030112-name-80" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030112-name-80" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-name-80" type="surname" value="COOPER"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-name-80" type="given" value="WIGHTMAN CAUTHER"/>WIGHTMAN CAUTHER COOPER</persName> </hi>. I am secretary to the London Trading Bank, 12, Coleman Street, E.C.—we have no customer named Topping on our books—I do not know the prisoner—this is one of our cheques—I cannot say what book it came from, because it is ten years old, and the records have been destroyed—the signature, "C Smith," and the writing on this piece of paper is very similar—I have had considerable experience in handwriting.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030112-name-81" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030112-name-81" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-name-81" type="surname" value="CHADD"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-name-81" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT CHADD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector.</hi>) About 7 o'clock on December 9th I arrested the prisoner at 51, Elizabeth Street—I searched him and found this letter in his pocket, a pocket-book, and several other articles—the letter only had "C. Smith "written across it several times—it was torn as it is now—he had previously inserted his hand into his pocket—there was also a letter addressed to Mr. C. Harvey, 15, Sutherland Place, Pimlico"—that is a lodging-house—the prisoner's real name is Robert Douglas Harvey—he gave the name of John Judge, of no fixed abode—he had been at Sutherland Place about three weeks—he was lodging there at the time of his arrest—he was known there as Harvey—next morning he was placed among six other men and identified by Hawes—I first charged him with attempting to obtain the £6—he said he had no cheque, so he could not have obtained the money—he also said, "Had I got the money I was going back to get the cheque"—I did not then know that he was the man who had obtained the money; I knew it had been obtained—when I said attempting to obtain £6 I referred to another charge—when charged with this offence he said it was a mistake, that he had never been to 48, Pimlico Road in his life, and did not know Mr. Hawes—I showed him the cheque—he said, "I have never seen that cheque before."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I would like to say that that piece of paper, I found on the table of a free library in Great Smith Street, Westminster. It is not my writing, nor is it an attempt to disguise my writing. Practice writing in any way. When I found the paper on the table I placed it in my overcoat pocket, and subsequently transferred it to the pocket of my trousers, where it was found by the detective. It is purely circumstantial evidence, and if there is any similarity in the writing on the paper which was shown to me by the detective this morning and the writing on the cheque, that is also."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence said that he was at Richmond Theatre at the time that he was supposed to have changed the cheque at Mr. Hawes, and that the piece of paper he found in a newspaper at a free library.</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of uttering.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic"> He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of obtaining theatre tickets by false pretences, at Marlborough Street Police Court on October</hi> 18
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1901.
<hi rend="italic">
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<p>152.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WALTER PAYNE</hi> (27)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030112-152-offence-1 t19030112-name-83"/>George William Preston</persName>, and stealing 10s. from his person.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RAVEN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030112-name-84" type="given" value="GEORGE WILLIAM"/>GEORGE WILLIAM PRESTON</persName> </hi>. I am a sculleryman at Harrod's Stores, Brompton Road—I live at Chelsea—I was in Cheyne Walk on December 20th, about 1.30 a.m., with Agnes Bragg—the prisoner came across to us and tried to snatch Miss Bragg's purse from her hand—he then sprang behind my back and put his arm round my neck so that I could not move—he then placed his hand into my right-hand trousers pocket and took 10s. in silver out of it—he dropped some of it and I picked up 4s.—I was only bruised under my right arm—I saw him at Rochester Row next morning, and identified him in the dock.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19030112-name-85" type="given" value="AGNES"/>AGNES BRAGG</persName> </hi>. I am a servant at 7, Richmond Buildings, Dean Street;</p>
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<p>Soho Square—on December 20th I was walking out with the last witness about 1.30 a.m.—I was carrying my purse in my hand—the prisoner came up and used very bad language—I told him to go away—I did not know him—I saw his face—he clenched hold of my hand and tried to take my purse away—he found he could not get it, and he
<hi rend="italic">went down</hi> my young man—I ran away—I did not see him doing anything to my young man—I went to the station the same night—I saw the prisoner there, and recognised him as the man who had attempted to take my purse.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030112-name-86" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030112-name-86" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-name-86" type="surname" value="SWANSON"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-name-86" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE SWANSON</persName> </hi>. I am a dock labourer of 42, Avydale Road—I was in Cheyne Walk in the early morning of December 20th—the prisoner came up to me and said, "If you will give me two draws of that
<hi rend="italic">fag</hi> I will give you a sovereign"—he showed me this coin (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>), which has two balloons on one side and a Queen's head on the other—I told him to go away—he would not, and I passed by on the other side—he came up to me again and said, "If I don't have your cigarette I will have someone else's"—I went to the other side of the road—the prisoner went along by the railings until he got to the prosecutor and the lady with him—he bounced on the gentle
<lb/>man's back and
<hi rend="italic">went down</hi> his pocket—I went across and tried to pull him off—a brewer's dray came along—I stopped it, and the prisoner ran away—he threw the money down—I ran after him and held him until the police came.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030112-name-87" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES LUCAS</persName> </hi> (235 B). I was on duty in Cheyne Walk on the morning of December 20th—I saw the prisoner stopped by Swanson at the corner of Danvers Street. Swanson said, "This man has stolen some money from a man up the Embankment"—the prosecutor came up and said the prisoner had stolen 10s. from him—he picked up two two-shilling pieces and showed them to me—I took the prisoner into custody—on the way to the station he said he had made a
<hi rend="italic">bloomer</hi> and was not on that side of the road at all—I searched him and found a half-crown, a sixpence, a penny, and a coin on him—he was then charged.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I have never been up for a thing like this before. I was not the man. I will have it settled here."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">nd Count.</hi> Maliciously damaging a plate-glass window.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030112-name-89" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030112-name-89" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19030112-name-89" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY HUMBERT</persName> </hi> (286
<hi rend="italic">City.</hi>) I was on duty in Fenchurch Street at 3 a.m. on January 7th—I saw the prisoner kicking the shutters in front of a shop window—the shutters fell, and he kicked the window four times—I arrested him—he said, "This window has dropped"—I said, "Yes, after you have kicked it"—on the way to the station he said he had done it for starvation.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030112-name-90" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030112-name-90" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19030112-name-90" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN PRITCHARD</persName> </hi>. I am manager of the Abyssinian Gold Co., at 41, Fenchurch Street—on January 6th the shutters were put up across the window about 7.15 p.m.—when I arrived there next morning I found a constable there—the window was cracked, and also the name facia—it is a thick plate-glass window—the shutters do not come down, we put them up—we are not insured—it will cost about £25 to replace the window.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I did not say at the Mansion House that we had the shutters barred.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence.</hi> "I was walking about that night; I was in the horrors of drink. I do not know it I
<hi rend="italic">done</hi> it or not
<hi rend="italic">done</hi> it. If I had done it I would say I had done it like a man, and be done with it."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">H. HUMBERT</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) The prisoner was sober.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030112-153-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Twelve previous convictions were proved against him.
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<lb/>teen months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, January</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th; and</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">Wednes
<lb/>day, January</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1903.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">RAY HAMMOND</hi> (25)</persName>,
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<interp inst="t19030112-154-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to
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<interp inst="t19030112-154-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>uttering a cheque for £14 18s., knowing it to be forged, having been convicted at Wells on June 7 1902, of stealing a bicycle.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">Three other convictions were proved against him.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM HENRY FLOOD</hi> (22)</persName>
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<lb/>five shares in the
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030112-25-offence-1 t19030112-name-93"/>Boksburg Gold Mine, Limited</persName>, with intent to defraud.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the prosecutors, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUMPHREYS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for the defence stated that the forged transfer was given to a money lender as collateral security for a debt which the prisoner expected to be able to pay off and get the transfer back. He received a good character, and his wife's father promised to take him into his business in the country and look after him.
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<p>156.
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<interp inst="def1-156-19030112" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN PRINCE</hi> (20)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAWLESS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030112-name-96" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-name-96" type="surname" value="TURNER"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-name-96" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY TURNER</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk, of 42, Wentworth Street—on the night of December 26th I came out of a public-house in Brick Lane, and while I was standing outside the prisoner came up to me, put his fingers into my waistcoat pocket, and took out a shilling—I tried to get hold of him, but he put his hand against me and I fell on my back—he went into a public-house at the corner of Brick Lane—I waited a few minutes and he came out with several others, but I recognised him by his red scarf—a policeman came and I gave him in charge—he offered me a-shilling, and said, "I will give you your shilling"—I charged him at the station—he had a red scarf at the station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I did not say at the station that a tall, fair chap robbed me—I had not been to two or three public-houses—I went out in the morning with a florin and I had 1s. 5 1/2 d. left—I was not fuddled with drink—you went back to the same public-house, but went in by another door—I recognise you by your features as well as your red scarf—I am sure you are the man to the best of my ability.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030112-name-97" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030112-name-97" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19030112-name-97" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM STONE</persName> </hi> (265 X) I was in Brick Lane at 7.30 on Boxing Day—Turner complained to me, pointed to the prisoner, and said that he had knocked him down and robbed him of a shilling—going to the station he</p>
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<p>said that he had been playing at draughts for two hours—the prisoner said, "I never had the shilling," but offered him one—I searched him at the station and found £1 12s. 6d.—there "was a sovereign and some silver.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You took me back into the public-house, and the landlord said that you had been playing at draughts for half an hour.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I borrowed £1, and the 8s. were my own money."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030112-name-98" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030112-name-98" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-name-98" type="surname" value="SILVER"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-name-98" type="given" value="JACOB"/>JACOB SILVER</persName> </hi>. I am a boot laster—on Boxing night me and the prisoner went into the Black Bull public-house between 7.15 and 7.30—I said, "We will play a game of draughts," and we were there half an hour—just as we were coming out I said to the prisoner, "Come into the German house and lave a drink?"—that is only just across the road—there was a crowd, and just as we were going in the prosecutor identified him by his red scarf—when he was being charged the prosecutor said, "If you will give me a shilling I will not charge you"—I said, "Don't you give him any shilling you go to the station—someone called out, "Heigh, boy, you have got the wrong man; the right man is in the public-house"—you borrowed a sovereign because you were going selling violets—I think you had between 31s. and 32s.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. We were playing at draughts in the Black Bull half an hour, and he never went out till he was arrested.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was selling violets with him—I am a boot laster, but my chest is very bad, and I had to give it up—when he was given in custody I followed to the station—I did not hear him say that he had been two hours in the Black Bull.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The constable did not take him back into the public-house because there-was a crowd—I got a swollen face that night—Alfred Smith was with me and the prisoner at the German house for ten minutes or a quarter of an hour just before the arrest—we left Alfred Smith at the German house, and went to the other house—I say that at the time the robbery was committed the prisoner was not in the German house but in the Black Bull—we had one game of draughts and then went to German house again—I think it was between 7 and 7.30 that we left German house and went to the Black Bull.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030112-name-99" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM STONE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) The prisoner was sober.</p>
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<p>157.
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROACH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030112-name-104" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030112-name-104" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-name-104" type="surname" value="GRAY"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-name-104" type="given" value="HENRY DOUGLAS"/>HENRY DOUGLAS GRAY</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of Mr. Gamage, and live at 42, Cleveland Street, W.—on January 3rd, between 5 and 5.30 p.m., I was in Warner Street, Clerkenwell, carrying a dress-suit case—the lamps were alight—four young men pounced on me, hit me, knocked me about, and snatched the bag out of my hand—I ran after them to Bath Court, a</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Williams.</hi> You threw the box at me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Brook.</hi> I did not say at the station that you threw he box at me and took the bag out of my hand—I did not know your names then—I did not point to you and say, "That is the one who threw the box."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by King.</hi> I am positive it was you who stood at the end of the court.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. There was a fourth man—I saw the faces of all four—when Williams threw the box at me he was about half-a-dozen yards from me—I had never seen them before—the fourth was a fair man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030112-name-105" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030112-name-105" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19030112-name-105" type="given" value="ALBERT WALTER"/>ALBERT WALTER GAMAGE</persName> </hi>. I am an outfitter, of 125, High Holborn—Gray is in my employ—on January 3rd he was carrying a dress bag con
<lb/>taining clothing in brown paper parcels and some boots, hair brushes, and this box (
<hi rend="italic">Produced.</hi>)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030112-name-106" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030112-name-106" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-name-106" type="surname" value="GREGORY"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-name-106" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES GREGORY</persName> </hi>. I am 13 1/2 years old, and live at 2, Providence Place, Farringdon Street—on Saturday evening, January 3rd, about 5 or 5.30, I saw the prisoners walk away from Bath Court, carrying several parcels wrapped in brown paper—I knew Williams and Brook before—they went past a fish shop and ran down Warner Street—I spoke to another boy, Glasgow, and saw them go into Fuller's Yard and put the parcels" on a barrow—they each undid the parcels, and when they saw me they said, "Look out, there is a policeman" and left off and ran away—on January 5th I went to the police station and picked out Williams and Brook—I knew their names before—I saw King before they came away from Bath Court—he remained at Baker's Road, which is another turning out of Warner Street—I knew him before and knew his name—I picked him out at the station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. King passed two or three minutes before the other boys came up, but after I saw them carrying the parcels—I saw Gray before the robbery, carrying the bag in Cold Bath Fields just crossing the street—there was a fourth man there, but I do not know him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030112-name-107" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GLASGOW</persName> </hi>. I am thirteen years old, and live at 43, Warner Street—I go to school—on Saturday afternoon, January 3rd, I was in. Warner Street—Gregory called me, and I saw Williams and King—Williams had something under his coat, and said to me, "If you don't go back I will smack you in the eye"—I had seen Williams before—after that I saw King go up Baker's Row with a large brown parcel—I went to see where King had gone, but saw nothing of either of them—King was walking quick, I knew him before—I know Brook but I did not see him—I went</p>
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<p>to the station and picked out Williams and King—I heard Williams say something about a pin when they were in Rose Lane—there is a stable there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by King.</hi> You were alone in Baker's Row—I did not see you in down Four Rose Yard.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19030112-name-108" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HAYLING</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective E.</hi>) On January 5th, about 11 a.m., I took Williams and Brook on a charge of robbery and assault on January 3rd, in Warner Street—they said, "All right"—I took them to the station, placed them with six others, and Gray picked them out.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19030112-name-109" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED LOVELOCK</persName> </hi> (471
<hi rend="italic">E.</hi>) On January 7th, about 8.15 p.m., I was in Exmouth Street in plain clothes and saw King—I said, "I am a police officer, is your name King?"—he said, "Yes"—I said, "I want you for robbing a man in Warner Street on Saturday last"—he said, "I have heard all about it, but I don't want to suffer for other people; where is the warrant?"—going to the station he said, "This means three years'
<hi rend="italic">bashing</hi>, and if I
<hi rend="italic">drop</hi> for nothing I shall be put away"—that was before he was charged.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030112-name-110" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19030112-name-110" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HAYLING</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) I was at the station when King was charged—he wrote this statement himself and signed it, "Sir, I was arrested on Wednesday on the charge of being concerned with two other
<hi rend="italic">chaps</hi> in a robbery which took place on Saturday, and I am innocent, for which the other two know; and I was identified by two witnesses which
<hi rend="italic">knows</hi> me well, and they have always seen me with prisoners; and that is the reason they came down upon me for it. They were said to be four of them in the case which I do not want to suffer for other people's doing. The other two are Leonardi and Cherrabetti.—C. King."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030112-name-111" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-name-111" type="surname" value="GAMAGE"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-name-111" type="given" value="ALBERT WALTER"/>ALBERT WALTER GAMAGE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) The parcels were not very large—there were half a dozen phonographs in one, and two pairs of boots in another.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">King's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "The two boys are prosecuting the other two prisoners, which they know nothing about. The two boys with me were Charles Traylen and Harry Lane. The boys saw me carrying a paper parcel, and they accused me of carrying a waistcoat and trousers in the parcel; if you will send to a public-house and ask for a
<hi rend="italic">chap</hi> who took the coat and trousers to mind; the prosecutor is only going by what they say about me carrying the parcel."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">King's defence.</hi> "The prosecutor only identified me because as I was put amongst others the policemen were looking at me, and the—detectives were witnesses. "</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030112-157-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Williams then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at Clerkenwell Police Court on December</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1902.
<hi rend="italic">Williams and Brook were stated to be associates of thieves.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-157-19030112 t19030112-157-punishment-26"/>Twelve months' hard labour</rs> and
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<interp inst="t19030112-157-punishment-27" type="punishmentCategory" value="corporal"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-157-punishment-27" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="whipping"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-157-19030112 t19030112-157-punishment-27"/>fifteen strokes with the birch rod;</rs> </hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BROCK</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t19030112-157-punishment-28" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t19030112-157-punishment-28" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-157-19030112 t19030112-157-punishment-28"/>Thirteen months' hard labour;</rs> </hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">KING</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t19030112-157-punishment-29" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t19030112-157-punishment-29" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-157-punishment-29" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-157-19030112 t19030112-157-punishment-29"/>Nine months' hard labour.</rs> Gregory and Glasgow were commended by the Court, and £1 each was awarded to them.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, January</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1903.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before J. A. Rentoul, Esq., K.C.</hi> </p>
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<p>(159)
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN NUGENT</hi> (20)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030112-29-offence-1 t19030112-name-115"/>Rudolph Thieloki</persName> </rs> (
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<p>(160)
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030112-30-offence-1 t19030112-name-117"/>Carl Jorgensen</persName> during the life of her husband. </rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-30-19030112 t19030112-30-punishment-31"/>To enter into recognisances.</rs> </hi>
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<p>161.
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030112-161-offence-1 t19030112-name-119"/>Edward Lewis</persName>, and stealing a watch and watch-guard, his property.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ORMSBY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030112-name-120" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-name-120" type="surname" value="LEWIS"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-name-120" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD LEWIS</persName> </hi>. I am barman at the Sun public-house, Long Acre—on Saturday, December 13th, the prisoner came in, he appeared to be drunk and was not served—he went to a corner of a seat and went to sleep—I woke him up and I said, "You must not sleep here"—I thought he was going out and left him—about twenty minutes afterwards I went back again and saw him asleep—I said, "Come on, you had better go out"—he said, "All right, governor, I will got out"—he got up, walked to the door, put his foot against it, and snatched my watch and chain and gave me. a punch in the face—I caught hold of him and shouted to two customers in the next bar, whom I knew—they rushed to my assistance, a policeman was fetched and the prisoner was given in charge—I went to the station—my watch was worth 35s.—I gave 1s. for the chain; it was a brown leather strap—it snapped.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> We did not struggle till you had my watch—I asked you to go out—I never turned you out—I did not ask the customers to come and give evidence—there were three people in the bar—the barmaid refused to serve you because she said you were drunk—you gave a blow at my face, but missed it as I slipped aside.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19030112-name-121" type="given" value="EDITH"/>EDITH HARRIS</persName> </hi>. I live at the Sun public-house, Long Acre—on Satur
<lb/>day, December 13th, the prisoner came in the house and asked for a drink—I objected to serve him because he appeared drunk—Mr. Lewis came and said, "Do not go to sleep here, this is not a sleeping house"—the prisoner got up and went to the door, but instead of going out he hit Lewis on the stomach, but whether he hit him on the face I cannot say.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19030112-name-122" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM STEPHENS</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Detective E.</hi>) On the evening of December 13th—I was called to the Sun public-house—I told the prisoner I was a police officer, and should arrest him for stealing a watch from a gentleman—he said, "I was not drunk"—when charged he said, "I did not assault him, I only took the watch out of his pocket"—he had been drinking, but was not drunk.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030112-name-123" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HANCOX</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant E.</hi>) I was present when Stephens arrested the prisoner, but did not hear what was said, because of the cabs</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner put in a written defence, denying that he struck the prose
<lb/>cutor or that he had any intention to steal the watch, and stating that he was too drunk to remember much about it, and thought he was going to be charged with being drunk; but that he had a good character, and that he was employed at a gold and silversmith's, and the prosecutor ought to have sent for a constable to eject him if he was an undesirable customer.</hi> </p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19030112-name-124" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HANCOX</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) The prisoner has been convicted of larceny and forgery.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of assault with intent to rob.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic"> He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at Marlborough Street Police Court on October</hi> 17
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1900,
<hi rend="italic">in the name of Henry Oliver.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWIN FOX</hi> (16)</persName>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PETER GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030112-name-130" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19030112-name-130" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK HERVE</persName> </hi>. I am a cigar manufacturer of 309, Green Lanes, Finsbury Park—about one a.m. on December 14th, I was in Jerusalem Court, a narrow passage leading from St. John's Square to St. John Street—a man sprang from a doorway just behind me and punched me on my mouth, tripped me over, held my head down, and with two or three others rifled my pockets, in which I had about £3; £2 in gold and the rest in silver—they made off; I got up and heard a constable blowing a whistle—I saw 129 G, and told him what had happened—I next saw the four pri
<lb/>soners in the court with the constables.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Pearce.</hi> I stated a different amount at the police-court, but I remembered I had not counted my change—the total I had was about £3—I was sober.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Lewis.</hi> I do not remember seeing any woman till afterwards.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Fox.</hi> I knew there was a thoroughfare—I have several times gone that way home; it is a near cut through St. John Street.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030112-name-131" type="given" value="JESSE"/>JESSE FAIRFAX</persName> </hi> (129
<hi rend="italic">G.</hi>) About 1.15 a.m. on December 14th, I was in Jerusalem Passage—I saw the four prisoners, with two more, and two young women, walking out of Jerusalem Court—I next saw the prosecutor coming out of the court—his hat was covered with mud—I asked him if anything was the matter—he made a complaint and pointed to the pri
<lb/>soners who were then running away in different directions—I blew my' whistle and followed Welsh and Fox, who were stopped by Ross—I ran after Pearce and Lewis, who ran in the direction of St. John's Lane—when they saw Ross and Wells coming in the opposite direction they com
<lb/>menced walking—I caught Pearce and told him I should arrest him for being concerned in robbing a man in Jerusalem Court; he said, "I was</p>
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<p>going home to my wife and family"—I took him into custody—another constable stopped Lewis—the prisoners were brought to the station—none of them made any answer to the charge—3s. in silver was found on Lewis and 4d. bronze; on Welsh, 18s. 6d. silver; on Fox, 1s. silver and 2d. bronze; and on Pearce, 6d. silver, and 5 1/2 d. bronze—they were all sober.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19030112-name-132" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-name-132" type="surname" value="WELLS"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-name-132" type="given" value="BERTIE"/>BERTIE WELLS</persName> </hi> (173
<hi rend="italic">G.</hi>) About 1.15 a.m. on December 14th, I was in St. John's Lane—I heard a police whistle blown—I ran in the direction of Jerusalem Court, St. John's Square—I saw Pearce and Lewis running round the corner—when they saw me they went by me, walking—when Fairfax came round he pointed them out—Fairfax arrested Pearce and I pursued Lewis—I chased him about 200 yards and into an empty building—he said, "I did not have anything to do with it"—I brought Lewis out of the building and he was taken to the station with the others.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Lewis.</hi> You climbed on to the window of the second floor of the building.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030112-name-133" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030112-name-133" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-name-133" type="surname" value="ROSS"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-name-133" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK ROSS</persName> </hi> (319
<hi rend="italic">C.</hi>) About 1.15 on December 14th I was in St.
<lb/>John Street—I heard a whistle and went in the direction of Albermarle Street, near Jerusalem Court—I saw Fairfax following Fox and Welsh—where the road widens they started walking, and I
<hi rend="italic">grabbed</hi> them—Fox said, "You are not going to charge me, governor, are you? you know me"—then the prosecutor and the constable came up—they were all taken to the station and charged—they said nothing.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Welsh.</hi> You asked me what I wanted you for, and I said I did not know—that was before the constable came up—you did not say, "You have got the wrong two."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Lewis.</hi> I do not recollect your saying, "You have got my two innocent mates."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Pearce, in his defence on oath, said that he was going home from work and stopped to have several drinks, when he met two strangers, and then the prosecutor, who said lie had lost</hi> £2
<hi rend="italic">in gold, and then other sums till it got to</hi> £3: £2 10s.
<hi rend="italic">being in gold; but that he was innocent, and knew nothing about the charge.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Lewis, in his defence on oath, said that he went to hear the waits with his two mates; that he pointed out the two men; and that he went into an empty building after the constable, who took him to the station; but that he did not know Pearce.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Welsh, in his defence on oath, said that he went with Fox to hear the waits, when the constable caught hold of them.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Fox made the same defence as Welsh, but not on oath.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19030112-162-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t19030112-162-punishment-33" type="punishmentCategory" value="noPunish"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def4-162-19030112 t19030112-162-punishment-33"/>Judgment respited.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, January</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1903.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Darling.</hi> </p>
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<p>163.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">LOUISA BEAUMONT</hi> (24)</persName>, was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MATHEWS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STEPHENSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SYMMONS</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19030112-name-135" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY NICHOLLS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">T). Produced and proved a plan of Eton's Buildings and Running Horse Yard, Brentford.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030112-name-136" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19030112-name-136" type="given" value="EMILY HESTOR"/>EMILY HESTOR ELLIOT</persName> </hi>. I am a widow living at 25, Eaton's Buildings, Brentford—the prisoner was living at my house in December last, and slept in the same bed with me—I never noticed anything about her—on December 2nd, about 10.30 p.m., we both went to bed together—at 4.30 a.m. she said she was in dreadful pain—I offered to get up and make her a cup of tea—she said she would not have any, but that she was going down to the w.c. which is in the yard—she put some petticoats and a blouse on, went down, and was away about ten or fifteen minutes—when she came back she laid outside the bed beside me—I asked her if she felt better—she said that she felt no better, and would have to go downstairs again, and she went down a second time, and took a candle with her—I went to sleep and cannot say how long she was away, but I remember her coming back as I woke up—I asked her if she felt better—she said she felt a little better—I said, "Where have you been all this long while, downstairs"—she said he had been lying outside the bed along with me—she said she felt a little better and got into bed—she was very cold when she got into bed—I did not notice anything about her manner—she was quite reasonable—I got up about seven o'clock, which was soon after she came back, and left her asleep—about 8 a.m. she came downstairs—I again asked her how she felt—she aid, "a little better '"—I then went out to work, leaving her in the house—I returned home from work at 9.30 p.m.—I did not see her again till then—I said to her. "I heard there is a little baby been picked up; what a dreadful thing '"—she said, "Yes, it is a dreadful thing"—she slept with me that night—in the morning she said she felt better—on December 4th came home from work in the evening—she slept with me—I had no conversation with her—on the 5th, in the morning, I got up, and she was getting ready for work—that was the last time I saw her until I saw he at the police court.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have one child—I slept with the prisoner four nights altogether—I should not see her in the day time, I go to work in the morning and do not go home before night—we usually had supper together—I had noticed nothing whatever about her condition—when she said she was in pain, and went downstairs, and was away for some time I had no suspicion whatever that anything had happened—I did not know she was in the family way—when she went downstairs the second time I went to sleep and did not know how long she was away—I was not alarmed at her having been downstairs some time, because I did not think there was anything the matter with her.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030112-name-137" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19030112-name-137" type="given" value="HARRIET"/>HARRIET BOWLES</persName> </hi>. I live at 25, Eaton's Buildings, Brentford, and am the wife of Frederick Bowles—the prisoner came to lodge there in September last—she worked at a laundry—I never saw her husband, and knew nothing about her having been married—Mrs. Elliot and the prisoner used to sleep together—I never noticed anything unusual about the prisoner's condition—on December 3rd Mrs. Elliot came to my bed-room</p>
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<p>at 7.15 a.m. and said something to me—I then went and saw the prisoner—she was asleep—I went out at 7.45 a.m. and heard something about a baby, and I went back home and said to the prisoner: "Louie! what do you think I hear"—she said, "I don't know"—I said, "A new born baby has been picked up in the Running Horse Yard"—she said, Where?"—I said, "Round the corner, on Mrs. Jones' step"—she said "Oh dear! I wonder who put it there"—I did not notice her appearance—she went to work at about 8.15 a.m. and returned home about 11 a.m.—she said to me that she had to come home, she could not stop longer, and that she had earned sixpence that morning—she stayed indoors all that day before the fire, and went to bed about 8.30 p.m.—on the 4th she walked downstairs just before 8 a.m., and came back about 9 p.m.—some detec
<lb/>tives came that day and made some enquiries—on the night of the 3rd I had seen a mess in her room, and she said she had been sick—I did not form any opinion about it—it looked like sick—on the 5th she went to work at 8.15 a.m.—I said to her, "Louie, are you going to work?"—she said, "Yes, I must go; I shall be done soon"—I said, "Louie, I should not go to-day if I were you; will you have a doctor?"—she said, "No, I don't want a doctor"—I said, "Will you come with me and my husband to the police station?"—she said, "No, I will go when I come home"—people were talking about her, and I said to her, "Will you come and clear yourself at the station, and stop people's talk?"—she said, "No, I will do that when I come home"—she then went out and I saw no more of her—she never came back—I never saw any preparations for the birth of the baby—she had no boxes of any sort.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> She had no boxes for her clothes—besides the clothes she worked in she had only a couple of jackets—she had been at the house about four months, and was working at the laundry the whole of that time—I noticed nothing about her condition—when Mrs. Elliot spoke to me I noticed when the prisoner came down in the morning that she was looking rather pale—that was the same morning that I had heard about the child being found—I did not connect those two things in my—I did not suspect anything until the detectives came on the 4th, and on the 5th I suggested her going to the police station, as I did not like the idea of people talking about our house—I did not think even then that she had given birth to a child—I did not know she was in that condition.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030112-name-138" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19030112-name-138" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN O'BRIEN</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Michael O'Brien, of 32, Eaton's Buildings, Brentford—the prisoner is my sister—she is 24 years of age, and is married—she parted from her husband twelve months ago last October—she had had a child by him—it died when it was two and a half years old—I saw her late in November, and noticed that she was looking rather stout—I thought she was gaining flesh—I called her attention to it, but she tossed her head and laughed—on December 3rd, about 8 a.m., she came to my bedroom—I was in bed, with my back towards her—she said there had been a baby found—I said "Where?"—she said, "On Mrs. Jones'doorstep"—I said, "Oh, my (God"—she stood still a minute or two and then went out of the house.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> She said nothing after I said, "Oh, my God"—I did not turn round to see her—I laid with my back toward her—it occurs to me now that had I turned round to her I might have got to know everything that had happened—I did not know anything serious had hap
<lb/>pened and I did not happen to turn round.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030112-name-139" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030112-name-139" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19030112-name-139" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES CHELTON</persName> </hi>. I live at 16, Running Horse Yard, Brentford—on December 3rd, at G.45 a.m., I was
<hi rend="italic">woken</hi> up by my dog barking—I go up and dressed, and spoke to a neighbour, Mrs. Noakes, who got a light—opposite the front of the house there are a number of water-closets—I went towards them and saw a newly born female child on the paving stones—it was screaming—the after birth and cord were attached to it—there was no clothing on it—it was a bitterly cold morning—I went for a policeman—there was blood and other matter on the closet doorstep.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I come out of that yard every day to go to business, and go back at night—there are other houses in the yard, Nos. 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, and 18—the water-closets would be used by the other people living in the yard—the child was lying flat on its back.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030112-name-140" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030112-name-140" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-name-140" type="surname" value="WILLIE"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-name-140" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WILLIE</persName> </hi> (303
<hi rend="italic">T.</hi>) I went to Running Horse Yard with a rug and opposite No. 15 I found a newly born female child, crying—I held out the rug, and the last witness put the baby in it and I took it to the station—it was partly covered with blood and excrement, and there was blood on the pavement—I noticed a cut over its right ear, about two inches long, and bruises on the right side of the head and shoulder—it was a bit
<lb/>terly cold morning—it continued to cry, and I sent for the matron and doctor.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When I arrived, the child was lying flat on its back—to the best of my recollection the yard is paved with asphalt.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030112-name-141" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030112-name-141" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-name-141" type="surname" value="COX"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-name-141" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN COX</persName> </hi>. I am matron at the Brentford Police Station—on December 3rd. about 7 a.m., I was called to the station, and saw a female child in the office—it was crying—I took away the after birth, cut the cord which was still attached to it, and washed it—I afterwards took it to the Union.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030112-name-142" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030112-name-142" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-name-142" type="surname" value="NICHOLLS"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-name-142" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY NICHOLLS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">T.</hi>) No. 25, Eaton's Buildings lias a garden opposite, in which there is a water-closet—the distance from there to the Running Horse Yard is 108 yards—Running Horse Yard is a
<hi rend="italic">cul-de-sac</hi>, and would probably be used only by the people residing in it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The garden of No. 25. Eaton's Buildings, is in the front—there is no back—the pavement in Running Horse Yard has brick
<lb/>work let into it where it has been broken—the water-closet has a step to it almost level with the yard.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030112-name-143" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030112-name-143" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-name-143" type="surname" value="MULLINS"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-name-143" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY MULLINS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective T.</hi>) At 7.30 a.m. on December 3rd, I went to Running Horse Yard, and opposite No. 15, I saw a pool of blood and human excrement, about 2 feet 9 inches from the water-closet, and splashes of human excrement on the outside of the door—I went into the water
<lb/>closet—I found no trace of blood or excrement there—I also examined the water-closet at 25, Eaton's Buildings—I found no blood there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030112-name-144" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030112-name-144" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-name-144" type="surname" value="DANTON"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-name-144" type="given" value="LOUISA"/>LOUISA DANTON</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of George Danton, of 117, Park Road, Acton—I work for Mrs. Perry, a laundress—the prisoner worked there</p>
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<p>with me for five or six weeks before December 3rd—I noticed her appear
<lb/>ance, and she told me she was seven months gone in the family-way—she said her husband was dead—on December 4th, when she came to work, I noticed a change in her appearance, she was much thinner—I asked her if she felt better, and she said "Yes"—on her way home from work she said she went to a doctor and paid him 1s. 6d. to have the baby turned.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> She said that after I had asked her about her altered condition—I said at the police court, "I turned and said to her, your baby has dropped a lot this morning," and it was in answer to that, that she said she had been to a doctor—it was between a week and a fortnight before December 4th that she told me she was seven months gone.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030112-name-145" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030112-name-145" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-name-145" type="surname" value="GEE"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-name-145" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE GEE</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of William Gee, of 18, Shaftesbury Road, Acton—we keep a lodging-house—on December 5th the prisoner called and asked for a bed—she said she had come from Stepney and that it was too far for her to go home that night—I let her have a bed for 4d. for the night, and she slept with a Miss Allen, and remained on in the house, and slept in the same bed with Miss Allen till December 10th.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030112-name-146" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030112-name-146" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Inspector T.</hi>) On December 10th, about 11 a.m., I went to 12 Palmerston Road, Acton, and saw the prisoner at a laundry there—I said to her, "lama police officer; your name, I believe, is Louisa Beaumont"—she said, "My name is not Beaumont"—I said, "I think it is, and that you come from Brentford"—she said, "You are wrong; I have not been to Brentford for twelve months"—I showed her a photo
<lb/>graph of herself and said, "You have a hat with H.M.S. Galatea on the band, and so had Louisa Beaumont"—she said, "My name is Beaumont"—I said, "I am making inquiries about a newly-born child found in Running Horse Yard, Brentford, last Wednesday morning, and as you disappeared and people said you looked as if you were in the family-way I wanted to see you, but you are not bound to tell me anything, but anything you say may be used for or against you"—she said, "I came away from Brentford because my husband should not know where I was, and people were talking about me"—lifting up her apron she said, "Do I look as if I am in the family-way"—I said, "That can be cleared up by your seeing a doctor," and I asked her to go to my office—there, I said to her, "Further inquiries will have to be made, have you any objection to seeing a doctor?"—she said, "It's no use having a doctor, I am not in the family-way now; I had a child on Wednesday morning, and that was it at Brentford; I did not know what to do in my agony, but I suppose I shall have to go through it"—on December 30th, at 1.10 p.m., I told her I should arrest her for the murder of her newly-born child at Brentford, on December 3rd—she said, "It's all lies what those women said about the instruments, and how could a woman say she saw me on Wednesday morning; I was fast asleep in bed at 7 o'clock"—on December 10th, knowing she must have been in a bad state, I sent her to the Infirmary—she made no reply when the charge was read over to her.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> She was kept in the Infirmary till December 30th—she was suffering from fever when she got there—I actually showed her the photograph.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see the child—at the time of confinement a woman is often incapable of forming a sound judgment—it also sometimes occurs that women make mistakes as to the time of their confinements, and the labour pains are mistaken sometimes for a mere desire to evacuate, and a woman may think that she needs to go to a water-closet, when as a matter of fact labour pains are actually upon her.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19030112-name-148" type="given" value="THOMAS EVERARD WATTS"/>THOMAS EVERARD WATTS SILVESTER</persName> </hi>, M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P. I am Assistant Medical Superintendent of the Isleworth Infirmary—on December 3rd a female child was brought to me by Mrs. Cox, the matron of the Infirmary—it had been washed and the umbilical cord had been cut—it was a full
<lb/>time child and still alive—I examined it and found a cut two inches long above the right ear, a swelling on the right side of the head and oozing—at the
<hi rend="italic">post mortem</hi> examination I found beneath the cut a zig
<lb/>zag fracture of the skull three inches acoss the side of the skull—beneath the fracture the brain was practically pulp—a portion of the skull was depressed and there was a certain amount of brain substance external to it at the base of the skull in front of the attachment of the spine—that was a second fracture—in my opinion those fractures could not 'have been caused by the child falling from the body of its mother in the act of delivery, because the first-named fracture was at the side of the head instead of on of where the skull would naturally have come in contact with the ground—there was extensive laceration of the brain beneath the fracture—I came to the conclusion that the injuries had been caused by a blow with some blunt edged instrument—the injury above the ear was the cause of death—beyond the injuries described there was a fracture of the upper ribs on the left side of the body close to their attachment to the spine—in my opinion that was caused by external violence, the child probably had been trodden upon as there was some bruising—when it was first brought in it was very cold from exposure—it got quite warm, but at 3.30 p.m. that day I was called urgently and found it dying, as the result of that first injury.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The child recovered from the exposure—the cause of death was the injury to the head, which might have been caused by a kick not accidentally, but deliberately—I could not say from looking at a fracture whether it was done by an accidental or a deliberate kick—a newly-born child's ribs are cartilage, and a slight pressure would cause them to bend out of shape, and the head would be very soft—I have seen the yard, but I do not think that if the child had fallen on the step of the water-closet it would have caused the injuries—it is possible they might have been caused by the child falling on the edge of the step and the mother, from weakness, falling upon it.—.</p>
<p>
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<p>given by Dr. Silvester of the child's injuries, and agree with him—the cause of death was pressure on the vital centre—the fractures must have been caused by direct violence—I saw the yard, but found nothing which was likely to cause the injuries by the child falling.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not agree with Dr. Silvester that the injuries could have been caused by a fall on the step, or upon any brickwork that I saw in the yard—there must have been a definite end to the instrument, whatever it was, in order to cause the fracture—I looked very carefully over the yard and found nothing to account for it—if the woman fell full force on to the child that would be sufficient to drive the bone right into the skull.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of manslaughter.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, January</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1903.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<p>167.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. B. SMITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLADE BUTLER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<lb/>duced</p>
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<p>the rent book—the piano was sent next day—the carman's book is signed by Henry Holland—on August 25th I went to 85, Leighland Road, and found that the piano and all the furniture was gone, except a table and two beds—the prisoner was not there—I saw a man named Henry Holland there—I communicated with the police and went again to the house with a detective—we saw Henry Holland and the rent book the prisoner had produced—on November 25th I went with Detective Chandler to 24, Rotherville Road—I saw the prisoner there—I said, "He is the man who obtained the piano"—he said, "Some one has given me away"—I gave him into custody.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective N.</hi>) I received some information and on November 15th went to 85, Leighland Road, with Andrews—there was a carpet and a bed there, the piano was not there—the house was nearly empty—a man named Holland was in charge of it—he is not the prisoner—I took possession of the rent book which I found there—Holland was the doorkeeper—the house is let out in tenancies—it was a brothel kept by a man named Home, who is now doing eighteen months hard labour—on November 25th I went with Andrews to 24, Rotherville Road—I saw the prisoner—Andrews recognised him as the man who had obtained the piano—I said "I am going to arrest you for forging a request whereby you obtained a piano"—I took him to the station and showed him the agreement and application forms—'he said "Yes, that is right, I signed them"—I placed him with six others, and a man named Miller identified him as the man who had sold him the piano.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I did not hear Miller say anything when he picked you out—the inspector and I might have smiled because he seemed rather nervous.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I got the receipt from Miller which bore the signature of Henry Holland—when the prisoner saw that he said "That is right."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030112-name-160" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HOLLAND</persName> </hi>. In August I was lodging at 85, Leighland Road—there was nobody else there named Holland—I was the porter there—the prisoner lived there—I did not give him authority or permission to sign my name—I did not ask him to order a piano for me—I remember a piano coming—I did not sign the receipt book for it—I paid the rent of the house—I paid it for the other people living there—only the prisoner and the woman lived there—the woman gave me the money for the rent—she is 28 years old—I did not see the piano go away—it was in the house nearly a week—nobody told me why it was taken away so soon—I am a labourer.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I knew you were supposed to be the woman's husband—I did not know you were getting the piano in my name.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The house was used for immoral purposes—since Miller gave evidence at the police court he has gone out of his mind—he attempted to commit suicide and is now in an asylum.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in a written defence, said that he went to the shop to get the piano with every honest intention, with the exception of signing his name; that he afterwards had a quarrel with the woman and went to live at Manchester; that he heard that the woman had left her address; that he had never sold the piano, and did not know where it had gone.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by the Prisoner.</hi>) You left the house soon after the piano came—you wrote to me and asked me to meet you at Broad Street Station—then you went to Southampton and Manchester—I did not write to you and say that the woman had given up the house and sold the furniture—I have not met her since you have been in prison.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030112-167-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-167-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at Clerk
<lb/>enwell police Court on August</hi> 16
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1900,
<hi rend="italic">as George Ross. Six other con
<lb/>victions were proved against him.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-167-19030112 t19030112-167-punishment-39"/>Three years penal servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>168.
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<interp inst="def1-168-19030112" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN NUGENT</hi> </persName> was
<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted (
<hi rend="italic">see page</hi> 263) for
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<interp inst="t19030112-168-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="breakingPeace"/>
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<interp inst="t19030112-name-163" type="surname" value="LUNDE"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-name-163" type="given" value="ANDREW"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030112-168-offence-1 t19030112-name-163"/>Andrew Lunde</persName> with intent to resist his lawful apprehension.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>, with intent to disable him;
<hi rend="italic">Third Count</hi>, with intent to do him grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROACH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030112-name-164" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030112-name-164" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-name-164" type="surname" value="LUNDE"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-name-164" type="given" value="ANDREW"/>ANDREW LUNDE</persName> </hi>. I am a builder, of 5, Ratcliff Street, St. George's—on October 17th, about 8 p.m., I was passing along Russel Court with a friend named Andrew Anderson, a sailor—he is now at sea—two men came up to
<hi rend="italic">cuddle</hi> us—my friend said "My watch has gone"—the prisoner was one of the men—I saw the chain hanging out of the other man's trousers, he ran away down Gravel Lane—I ran after him—the prisoner came along
<lb/>side of me—I got a blow on my nose—I took no notice and ran on—the other man ran into Lavender Court—I ran after him and got him out—the crowd was so horrible I could not stand it and I let him go—I went after him again—I caught him and put my hand into his pocket but the watch was not there—the crowd was knocking and kicking me—my nose was broken and I had sixteen marks on my body—I went to the police surgeon—I had two marks on my nose for a fortnight—the prisoner is one of the men who was hitting me and breaking my nose—he was arrested on December 17th—I picked him out from other men—I have known him since he was a boy.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030112-name-165" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030112-name-165" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-name-165" type="surname" value="GRANT"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-name-165" type="given" value="CHARLES GRAHAM"/>CHARLES GRAHAM GRANT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Divisional Surgeon H.</hi>) On October 17th I saw the prosecutor at the station about 8 p.m.—he had a broken nose, two blackened eyes, and complained of pains in his back and various other parts of his body, from kicks and blows—I did not see them, but no doubt the bruises came out afterwards—the broken nose was a recent injury.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030112-name-166" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030112-name-166" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-name-166" type="surname" value="QUIDLAND"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-name-166" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM QUIDLAND</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective H.</hi>) On October 17th I received infor
<lb/>mation, and on January 14th I saw the prisoner in custody on another charge—he made no reply to this charge—he was put among twelve others and Lundal came and pickedhim out.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19030112-168-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-168-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">on all the Counts.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic"> He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at the Thames Police Court on November</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1891.
<hi rend="italic">Two other convictions were proved against him
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-168-19030112 t19030112-168-punishment-40"/>Six years' penal servitude for the assault</rs> , and
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<interp inst="t19030112-168-punishment-41" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-168-punishment-41" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-168-19030112 t19030112-168-punishment-41"/>Twelve months' hard labour for the stealing, to run concur
<lb/>rently.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, January</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1003.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<p>169.
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030112-169-offence-1 t19030112-name-168"/>Minnie East Naylor</persName> during the life of his wife.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. S. JONES</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030112-name-169" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030112-name-169" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-name-169" type="surname" value="WHITTLE"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-name-169" type="given" value="THOMAS JAMES"/>THOMAS JAMES WHITTLE</persName> </hi>. I live at 53, Church Street, Warrington—I was present on June 9th, 1890, at the Parish Church, Warrington, when the prisoner was married to Alice Hutton—lie afterwards lived with his wife near the barracks and the station—he was a colour-sergeant in the King's Liverpool Regiment, and during the following August was put under arrest for a military offence and reduced to the rank of corporal—he came to London, leaving his wife at Warrington, I think during 1891—a boy was born in 1801 and died a few weeks after Lyons'arrival in London—his wife joined him in London, but returned to her mother at Warrington in 1891 or 1892, and he rejoined her there—he was employed as a barman by Peter Walker and Sons for some time, and lived with his wife and mother-in-law—after he left Walker's he was employed by the Castle; Rubber Company at Warrington, as time keeper, during 1892—he lived with his wife till about 1893—two children were born at Warrington—a week or so after he was discharged from the Rubber Company, he came to London, and that is the last we have seen of him—I produce the cer
<lb/>tificate of his marriage—he is described as a bachelor, of 28 years, and Alice Hutton as a spinster, 23 years of age.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> She went back to Warrington first and you afterwards, because she packed the furniture—you were left to forward it, and when it arrived at Warrington, some valuable articles were missing—this is a doctor's certificate that she is now suffering from enteric fever.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030112-name-170" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030112-name-170" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-name-170" type="surname" value="NAYLOR"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-name-170" type="given" value="MINNIE EAST"/>MINNIE EAST NAYLOR</persName> </hi>. I live at Bath Road, Hounslow—on January 26th, 1001, I went through the form of marriage with Daniel Lyons at the parish church of St. Paul's, Hounslow Heath—this is the certificate—I heard he was a widower—he had not told me so; he did not tell me anything—this child is by him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030112-name-171" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030112-name-171" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-name-171" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-name-171" type="given" value="ROBERT JOHN"/>ROBERT JOHN SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am a sergeant in the 6th Battalion of the Mid
<lb/>dlesex Regiment—I was present on Januray 26th, 1901, at St. Paul's, Hounslow Heath, when the prisoner was married to Minnie East Naylor—I was one of the witnesses who signed the register—this is the certificate.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030112-name-172" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030112-name-172" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-name-172" type="surname" value="TAYLOR"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-name-172" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS TAYLOR</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant T.</hi>) I produced these marriage certificates at the police court—I have compared them with the registers at the various churches—they are correct—I arrested the prisoner about 9 a.m. on December 19th at Manchester—when I told him the charge he said. "I thought my wife was dead, I heard she had died, and also one of the children "I never heard of his inquiring about her.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "I reserve my defence, but it is nearly eight years since I heard my wife. I was told by a friend she was dead. I wrote to her mother for contradiction or confirmation of the report, but received no answer."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The Court directed the jury, as there was no evidence that the prisoner knew or heard anything of his wife's existence for seven years, there was no case.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19030112-169-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-169-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="directed"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>170.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM MITCHELL</hi> (50)</persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">PATRICK LYONS</hi> (33)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19030112-170-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="robbery"/>, Rob
<lb/>bery with violence, with two other persons unknown, on
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<interp inst="t19030112-name-175" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-name-175" type="surname" value="CELASCHI"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030112-170-offence-1 t19030112-name-175"/>Celeste Celaschi</persName>, and stealing a watch and part of a chain, his property.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ARMSTRONG</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030112-name-176" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030112-name-176" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-name-176" type="surname" value="CELASCHI"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-name-176" type="given" value="CELESTE"/>CELESTE CELASCHI</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Interpreted.</hi>) I live at 2, Eyre Place, Eyre Street Hill—I am an asphalte worker—on the night of Christmas Day, about 12.15 I was with a friend in Clerkenwell—four men came behind us—the pri
<lb/>soners were two of them—they held me—Lyons took my watch—they ran away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Lyons.</hi> I cannot tell the street in Clerkenwell—I do not know Clerkenwell—I have not lived there—I was about ten metres from the police when I lost my watch and chain.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Mitchell.</hi> You were in front of me and Lyons on my left—you took my arm.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030112-name-177" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030112-name-177" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-name-177" type="surname" value="SYRATT"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-name-177" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS SYRATT</persName> </hi> (109
<hi rend="italic">G.</hi>) I was on duty in Clerkenwell Close on Christ
<lb/>mas night—I saw the prosecutor with four men round him—they ran away when they saw me—I went towards the prosecutor—he showed me a broken piece of a watch chain—I gave chase after the four men—Con
<lb/>stable 42 joined me a little lower down, and afterwards Shearman—Con
<lb/>stable 42 and I caught Mitchell, and 400 E. caught Lyons—I took Mitchell to the station after Lyons was arrested.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Lyons.</hi> I was ten to fifteen yards off when—I turned the corner and saw the prosecutor—you had had drink, but you were not drunk.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Mitchell.</hi> You were running when you were stopped—you had had something to drink, but you were not drunk—I did not Jose sight of you—I crossed the road within 200 yards of you, and chased you along the straight road.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030112-name-178" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030112-name-178" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-name-178" type="surname" value="SHEARMAN"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-name-178" type="given" value="SIDNEY"/>SIDNEY SHEARMAN</persName> </hi> (400
<hi rend="italic">E.</hi>) I was on duty on Christmas night at Back Hill, Clerkenwell, with Pearce—I heard a whistle blowing, and saw Lyons running closely followed by Syratt—I gave chase—Lyons ran through Crawford Passage, where I arrested him—on the way to the station he became very-violent—he put his leg between mine and threw me to the ground—before I could regain my feet he gave me a violent blow on my stomach and on my right shin—another constable came and blew his whistle for assistance—we had to put him down and send for the ambu
<lb/>lance, he was so violent—it required six constables to take him to the station on the ambulance.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Lyons.</hi> When the whistle was blown I was standing at the corner of Back Hill and Ray Street with 275 and 400
<hi rend="italic">E.</hi>—you kicked me in the Farringdon Road on the way to the station—two had hold of you when you knocked me down.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Lyons: defence: I was drunk and heard a whistle blown; I turned to see</hi> </p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">what was the matter and the policeman caught hold of me, as I thought, for being drunk; I had a black eye; nothing was found on me; I have served three years in South Africa.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Mitchell's defence:</hi> I went on Christmas night from my home in Clap ham to see a friend at Clerkenwell, and was drinking; but I know nothing about the robbery, though I heard a whistle blown; I was too drunk to run.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LYONS</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t19030112-170-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19030112-170-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-170-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">See next case</hi>).</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MITCHELL</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t19030112-170-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19030112-170-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-170-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>171.
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<interp inst="def1-171-19030112" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-171-19030112" type="age" value="33"/>
<interp inst="def1-171-19030112" type="surname" value="LYONS"/>
<interp inst="def1-171-19030112" type="given" value="PATRICK"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PATRICK LYONS</hi> </persName> was
<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted with
<persName id="def2-171-19030112" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-171-19030112" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def2-171-19030112" type="age" value="42"/>
<interp inst="def2-171-19030112" type="surname" value="JARMAN"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE JARMAN</hi> (42)</persName>
<rs id="t19030112-171-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19030112-171-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="violentTheft"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-171-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="robbery"/>. for robbery with violence, with two others, on
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<interp inst="t19030112-name-181" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-name-181" type="surname" value="JOHNSTONE"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-name-181" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030112-171-offence-1 t19030112-name-181"/>Robert Johnstone</persName>, and stealing 8s., his money.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ARMSTRONG</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030112-name-182" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030112-name-182" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-name-182" type="surname" value="JOHNSTONE"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-name-182" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT JOHNSTONE</persName> </hi>. I live at 13, Emanuel Road, South Hackney—about 1.30 a.m. on December 23rd, I was in Pentonville Road, walking home—Jarman, with three men, hustled me against some shops—they were coming the opposite way—they pushed me against shops—Jarman put one hand over my mouth and the other hand down my right-hand trousers' pocket—he took out between 7s. and 8s., which he handed over to some of the other men—I heard a police whistle, and saw Jarman tussle with a policeman—the other three made off—I went to the police station with the policeman and Jarman—I do not recognise Lyons, but I was right in front of Jarman.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Jarman.</hi> I was not walking with a constable when I first saw you—when I saw the constable with you I said, "That is one of them"—I was going towards the Angel—you were taken close to me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030112-name-183" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030112-name-183" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19030112-name-183" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES CAPES</persName> </hi> (331
<hi rend="italic">G.</hi>) I was on duty in Pentonville Road on the early morning of December 23rd—I watched the prisoners and two others from 1.15 to 1.30—they were together for about a quarter of an hour or twenty minutes they were loitering about—I saw them stop a woman—she escaped and ran down Pentonville Road—I next saw them strike the prosecutor—I saw money passed by Johnson—I still watched them about half—the width of the road off, only a few yards away—I was in a dark place and they were under a big lamp, an electric light—I saw them hustle the prosecutor against the door of the Belvedere public-house—Lyons held one arm, and a man not in custody held his other arm—Jarman placed his hand over the prosecutor's mouth and his other hand in his right hand trousers' pocket—I ran across the road and knocked Lyons over—then I apprehended Jarman and took him to the station—I identified Lyons on January 30th at Clerkenwell Police Court.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Jarman.</hi> I took you when you had just done the robbery, and were passing money to a very tall man not in custody—you did not run away because I held you.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Lyons.</hi> When I identified you I said, "This is the man, but he is dressed differently to what he was when I last saw him."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Jarman's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "I know nothing at all about this affair. Previous to my being arrested by the constable I was coming along Pentonville Road about one a.m. when I was hustled by</p>
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<p>three or four strangers, one knocked my hat off and threw it into the road. As I was stooping to pick it up, the men surrounded me and took all my halfpence, about 14s. or 15s., and tore the pocket out. I turned and struck one of them. I have a mark on my left hand. Soon after coming along I was passing by the Belvedere public-house, "when the prosecutor and the constable came up to me. The prosecutor said, 'Here is one of them.' I protested my innocence to the policeman. He took no notice of me But took me the station."
<hi rend="italic">He repeated in substance this defence on Oath</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Lyons' defence:</hi> I know nothing about it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030112-171-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Jarman then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at Clerkenwell in April</hi>, 1897,
<hi rend="italic">in the name of O'Sullivan. Two other convictions were proved against him. Both prisoners were stated to be the associates of thieves.
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<interp inst="t19030112-171-punishment-42" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-171-punishment-42" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-171-19030112 t19030112-171-punishment-42"/>Four years' penal servitude each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, January</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 15
<hi rend="italic">th, and</hi> 16
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1903.
<hi rend="italic">Before J. A. Rentoul, Esq., K.C.</hi> </p>
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<p>172.
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<interp inst="def1-172-19030112" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-172-19030112" type="age" value="69"/>
<interp inst="def1-172-19030112" type="surname" value="JOHNSON"/>
<interp inst="def1-172-19030112" type="given" value="WILLIAM HAROLD"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM HAROLD JOHNSON</hi> (69)</persName> and
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<interp inst="def2-172-19030112" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="def2-172-19030112" type="age" value="42"/>
<interp inst="def2-172-19030112" type="surname" value="WILSON"/>
<interp inst="def2-172-19030112" type="given" value="ANNIE ELIZABETH WEBSTER"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ANNIE ELIZA
<lb/>BETH WEBSTER WILSON</hi> (42)</persName>
<rs id="t19030112-172-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19030112-172-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-172-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, Conspiring and agreeing together to obtain by false pretences from
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030112-172-offence-1 t19030112-name-186"/>D. H. Evans and Company, Limited</persName>, goods value £64 1s. 6d.; from
<persName id="t19030112-name-187" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t19030112-name-187" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030112-172-offence-1 t19030112-name-187"/>Crisp and Company, Limited</persName>, goods value £36 13s. 5d.; and from
<persName id="t19030112-name-188" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t19030112-name-188" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030112-172-offence-1 t19030112-name-188"/>Satterfield, Bye, and Company, Limited</persName>, goods value £9 8s. 2 1/2 d. with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CHARLES MATHEWS MR. HUMPHREYS</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">conducted the Prosecution;</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILDEY WRIGHT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Johnson, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRISP, K.C</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SWANTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for Wilson.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030112-name-189" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030112-name-189" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-name-189" type="surname" value="GREEN"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-name-189" type="given" value="PERCY"/>PERCY GREEN</persName> </hi>. I am secretary of Messrs. Satterfield, Bye and Company, silk mercers and drapers, of Manchester—we opened an account with Mrs. Wilson in April, 1901, after having received a satisfactory reference from a Mr. Wisbey, who Wilson said was her solicitor—between April 15th and 24th, goods were supplied to the amount of £9 8s. 2 1/2 d.—on the 25th we received a large order from Mrs. Wilson, and instructed our solicitors to make further inquiries, after which we did not execute the order—amongst the goods supplied were several articles of men's clothing—we applied for payment of the account, but did not succeed in getting it, and a writ was issued—we obtained judgment and execution was issued at the address of Mrs. Wilson, 78, Hamlet Gardens. Ravenscourt Park, W.—the goods were then claimed by Johnson, and on the advice of our solicitors we did not contest the claim—we have never received any part of our account or any of the costs incurred.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WRIGHT</hi>. Mrs. Wilson's first letter to us has been lost—she returned goods to the value of 17s. 6d.—some goods were sent on approbation—we did not think of taking criminal proceedings until Messrs. Evans wrote to us about November last—I cannot prove that execution was put in for the debt.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRISP</hi>. "I cannot swear that the order we refused to execute was not merely an estimate for a tea gown and a poplin dress.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I did not know that the two prisoners were living to gether at the same address.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030112-name-190" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030112-name-190" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-name-190" type="surname" value="STOREY"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-name-190" type="given" value="FRANK WILLIAM"/>FRANK WILLIAM STOREY</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Messrs. Chester, Broome, and Griffithes, of 36, Bedford Row, the London agents of Messrs. Crofton, Craven, and Worthington, of Manchester—on April 25th, 1901, we received a communication from them, in consequence of which I went to 456, Mansion House Chambers—I took Exhibit 21 with me—the name of Wisbey was on the door—I saw Johnson—I asked to see Mr. Wisbey, and was told that he was not in—I showed Exhibit 21 to Johnson, and asked him if Mr. Wisbey knew about it—he said he did, and that I need not trouble him; but that he had written it himself as managing clerk—I said I preferred to see Mr. Wisbey himself, and I made an appointment for the next day—Johnson wanted me to leave the reference with him, and said that he would get it countersigned by Mr. Wisbey, but I did not—I kept the appointment for the next day, but was not able to see Mr. Wisbey, a and made a further appointment for the following day, April 27th—I was then introduced to him—I spoke to him on the matter, but he seemed dazed and not to understand me—I asked him to sign the reference, but Johnson suggested that a copy should be made, and Mr. Wisbey wrote a copy—I took the two papers away with me—I telegraphed at once to the Manchester solicitors, and wrote the same night.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WRIGHT</hi>. I can only give the effect of my inter
<lb/>view with Johnson, I do not pretend to remember the exact words.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030112-name-191" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030112-name-191" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-name-191" type="surname" value="WESTON"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-name-191" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WESTON</persName> </hi>. I am caretaker at Hamlet Gardens Mansions, Ravens-court Park—I remember Johnson taking No. 78 in July, 1900—I re
<lb/>member Mrs. Wilson coming to reside at the flat some time after Johnson took it—she remained there till February last—about that time Johnson got behind in his rent, and the bailiffs were put in—Mrs. Wilson then removed some of the furniture saying that it belonged to her—the distress was paid out.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WRIGHT</hi>. I did not know that Johnson had given notice to quit the flat—I remember Mr. Johnson being very ill while at the flat.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRISP</hi>. I am about the flats every day—I should know of any furniture going in or out—I should think Johnson had £200 worth of furniture—I do not know if Mrs. Wilson took any furniture to the flat—she went there about six months after Johnson took possession.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030112-name-192" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030112-name-192" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-name-192" type="surname" value="FOWLER"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-name-192" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE FOWLER</persName> </hi>. I am secretary to Mansion House Chambers, Limited—13, Sise Lane and 11, Queen Victoria Street are both entrances to the building—in March, 1898, Johnson became tenant of offices 453 and 456—from September, 1889 he had been tenant of offices 412 and 413, and on the door were the names of W. H. Johnson, the Commercial Assets Purchase Trust. Limited, the London Press Bureau, the Ladies' Business Agency, and Chas. Bassett—on the door of 453 and 456 were the names of H. C. Wisbey and John Pater.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WRIGHT</hi>. The rent of 412 and 413 was £70, and of 453 and 45G, £80 a year—I do not recollect the name of Wisbey</p>
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<p>being on the door of 412 and 413—we do not object to a tenant sub-letting unless we have any special reason—Nos. 453 and 456 do not communicate—there is a pigeon-hole communication, but no doorway—the windows of 456 look on to the corridor—I do not recollect seeing the name of the Commercial Assets Purchase Trust, Limited, on them—I do not recollect seeing "Private. W. H. Johnson "on the door of No. 453.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRISP</hi>. I have repeatedly had occasion to go into Johnson's offices—he seemed to me to be carrying on a perfectly respectable business.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> We were never applied to by Johnson for permission to sub-let.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030112-name-193" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030112-name-193" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-name-193" type="surname" value="HALES"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-name-193" type="given" value="JOHN LAING"/>JOHN LAING HALES</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the accountant's department of Messrs. D. H. Evans and Company, Limited, drapers and silk mercers, of Oxford Street—in May, 1901, we received a letter from Mrs. Webster Wilson asking to open an account, and giving as a reference a Mr. Wisbey, a solicitor of Mansion House Chambers—the letter was handed to me for the purpose of taking up the reference—a day or so after I went to Mansion House Chambers to see Mr. Wisbey—I saw the name of Wisbey on the door—a youth showed me into an inner room where I saw Johnson—I asked him if he was Mr. Wisbey; he said yes; I told him I had called in reference to Mrs. Wilson's letter to know if she was good for £50 credit; he said that she had an income of £100 a year, besides a salary of £120 a year as manageress of the Ladies Business Agency, 61, Regent Street, and that she was safe for £50—I" reported the conversation to my em
<lb/>ployers, and an account was opened—I, personally, had no authority to give credit—in September, 1901, I called at the offices of the Ladies' Busi
<lb/>ness Agency to try and get some money—I saw Mrs. Wilson, but did. Not succeed in getting any—I have called three or four times since, but have never received any money—the account was afterwards put into the hands of Mr. Gery, the solicitor.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WRIGHT</hi>. It is not my usual business to take up references—I took up this one because I happened to be going to the City at the time—I am positive I was shown into an inner room at Mansion House Chambers—I did not notice "Private. Mr. W. H. Johnson "on the door of the office—I am positive that I asked Johnson if he was Mr. Wisbey, and he said, "Yes"—if I had known he was not I should not have accepted his statements—I was present before Master Lawford on December 2nd, 1901, when Mrs. Wilson was examined as to her means—Johnson then acted for her—that was the first time I learned Johnson's right name—I saw the name of Wisbey on the door at Mansion House Chambers, but I cannot remember the initials—I believe the statements made to me by Johnson to be false.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRISP</hi>. In my interview with Johnson he did not say anything to me about Mrs. Wilson's divorce matters—I first learned that she received £100 a year alimony at the examination before Master. Lawford—I also heard then that she was bringing an action for libel against Mr. Wilson—she has paid £10 off her account—criminal proceedings were not commenced till last November; I do not know why.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Mrs. Wilson I think afterwards abandoned her libel action—I have no power to institute a prosecution on behalf of Messrs. Evans.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030112-name-194" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030112-name-194" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-name-194" type="surname" value="LLOYD"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-name-194" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN LLOYD</persName> </hi>. I am an accountant in the employ of Messrs. Evans and Company—in May, 1901, we received a letter from Mrs. Wilson asking for permission to open an account, and giving as a reference the name of Mr. Wisbey, a solicitor—the letter has been lost—I handed it to Mr. Hales to make enquiries—in consequence we wrote to Mrs. Wilson saying that a monthly account might be opened—goods to the value of £74 1s. 6d. were supplied between May 14th and September 30th—£10 has been paid off—several articles of gentleman's clothing were supplied.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WRIGHT</hi>. I have power to authorise accounts to be opened—this account was opened on the strength of Mr. Hales' inquiries—I think his report was written, but I cannot be certain—the gentleman's things supplied to Mrs. Wilson amounted to about £5—an account was delivered the first week of every month—I do not think Messrs. Evans, Limited, agreed with Mrs. Wilson to take instalments of £10 a month.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SWANTON</hi>. I was censured by the managing director for allowing the account to run to such a high figure—the directors are responsible for instituting criminal proceedings, not me—Mr. Gery has been solicitor to the firm for some years.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030112-name-195" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030112-name-195" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-name-195" type="surname" value="BROOKS"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-name-195" type="given" value="GEORGE BERTIE"/>GEORGE BERTIE BROOKS</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, and managing clerk to Mr. A.R. Gery at his West End office—he also has an office in the City—he was appointed solicitor to Messrs. Evans and Company when the com
<lb/>pany was formed in 1894—I had charge of the civil proceedings of Messrs. Evans against Mrs. Wilson—I produce the writ dated October 21st, 1901—we got judgment on November 26th—on December 2nd Mrs. Wilson was examined before Master Lawford as to her means, and we then came to the conclusion that we could get nothing out of her—Johnson attended on her behalf—I produce an office copy of her depositions—an attempt was made the same day to garnishee her salary, but we have never got anything.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WRIGHT</hi>. Mrs. Wilson was not re-examined before the Master—it is not true that I objected to Johnson re-examining her on the ground that he was not a solicitor—I have searched the roll of solicitors as far back as 1876, but have been unable to find William Harold Johnson as a solicitor—I did not hear of Mrs. Wilson's libel action until the examination—she then told me that she had withdrawn the proceedings and that Messrs. Law and Worssam, the solicitors for Mr. Wilson, were going to pay her a considerable sum of money—I went to them to see if it was true.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRISP</hi>. I knew Mr. Wisbey was a solicitor on the record, and I knew that Johnson was representing him at the examina
<lb/>tion—I do not think Mrs. Wilson was ill when before the Master—there was an application for an adjournment, but that was on the ground that she was a witness in a divorce action, and not that she was ill.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I had no reason for objecting to Johnson re-examining Mrs. Wilson if he had wished to.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030112-name-196" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030112-name-196" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-name-196" type="surname" value="WALKER"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-name-196" type="given" value="ARTHUR HENRY JOHN"/>ARTHUR HENRY JOHN WALKER</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the employ of the Economic Bank, Limited, 18, Bishopsgate Street Within—on July 24th, 1900, Johnson opened an account with us in his own name—I produce the appli
<lb/>cation form—on September 7th of the same year he opened another account in the name of the Ladies' Business Agency, Limited, of 11, Queen Victoria Street—I also produce the application form for the opening of that account—nobody had authority to draw on that account except Johnson, till January 26th, 1901, when we received instructions to allow Mrs. Wilson to draw—the last cheque drawn upon the account was on February 4th, 1901—in January, 1901, Johnson opened a third account with us in the name of Wisbey and Company, of 456, Mansion House Chambers—only Johnson had power to draw upon that account—I never saw Mr. Wisbey—that account is now practically closed.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WRIGHT</hi>. Johnson had no account with us before July, 1900—I think the fact of a man having three banking accounts at the same bank is a proof of
<hi rend="italic">bona fides.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRISP</hi>. The account in the name of the Ladies' Business Agency was opened with a payment of £132 2s. 9d. we have no means of knowing to whom that money belonged—it was paid in by a cheque drawn on the London and South Western Bank, by Wainwright and Whitehead, stockbrokers.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030112-name-197" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030112-name-197" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-name-197" type="surname" value="CHAPMAN"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-name-197" type="given" value="EBENEZER"/>EBENEZER CHAPMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the office of the Registrar of Joint Stock Companies—I produce the file of the Ladies' Business Agency, Limited, showing that the company was registered in April, 1892—its address was 413 Mansion House Chambers—in the return for 1894 W. H. Johnson is described as the secretary,
<hi rend="italic">pro tem</hi>, and is so described in the next six returns—on March 29th, 1901, the registered office was changed to 61, Regent Street—the notice of change of address is signed "Annie Elizabeth Webster Wilson, manageress"—the total number of shares issued was 242, of which 120 were held by W. H. Johnson—I also produce the file of the Commercial Assets Purchase Trust, Limited—it was incorporated in 1889, the address being 60, Chancery Lane—in November, 1889, it was changed to 412, Mansion House Chambers—the notice of change of address is signed "W. H. Johnson, manager"—every return except for the year 1890 is signed "W. H. Johnson."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CRISP</hi>. The returns of the Ladies' Business Agency have all been in proper form.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030112-name-198" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030112-name-198" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-name-198" type="surname" value="DREW"/>
<interp inst="t19030112-name-198" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD DREW</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Inspector C.</hi>) On November 29th I called at 27, Chancery Lane, and there-saw Johnson—I told him I was a police officer and held a warrant for his arrest—I read it to him, he replied "I never de
<lb/>frauded anyone"—I asked him where Mrs. Wilson was, and he denied all knowledge of her—he was then sent to Vine Street—in consequence of information I received, I went to 40, Canonbury Square, Islington, and there saw Wilson—she was being detained by another officer whom I had sent in advance—I told her I was a police officer and held a warrant for her arrest as well as Johnson 's, who, I told her, was in custody—I cau
<lb/>tioned</p>
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<p>her, and she said, "I did not conspire to defraud; I had an income of £100 a year from my husband; I only met Johnson about two years ago last January, through an advertisement, and thinking he was a solicitor gave him my affairs in connection with my divorce and libel matters to look after and arrange for me; at that time he was at Mansion House Chambers; I afterwards found that he was not a solicitor, but paid a Mr. Wisbey for the use of his name, and now he pays another solicitor for the use of his name, a Mr. Pater, but he told me the other day that he was going to dispense with Mr. Pater, and have a Mr. Ranger; I always under
<lb/>stood he was able to manage my affairs; the reason I got the goods from Evans was that I was going into the Ladies' Business Agency in Regent Street, and wanted suitable clothes to wear; just as I got some light things my sister died, and then I had to get some black; my little girl was also ordered out of London for the winter, and I had to get some suitable clothes for her; I gave Wisbey as my reference to Evans, as I looked upon him as my solicitor; I cannot remember who the other reference was"—I asked her what had become of the property, and she said that Johnson had had some of it, and that some of it was worn out—when I arrested the prisoners the only charge was that of defrauding Messrs. Evans—at 27, Chancery Lane