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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>Law Booksellers and Publishers.</p>
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<p>On the King's Commission of</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Held on Monday, February 9th, 1903, and following days.</p>
<p>Before the Right Hon.
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<interp inst="t19030209-name-1" type="given" value="MARCUS"/>SIR MARCUS SAMUEL</persName> </hi>, Knt.,
<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; the Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t19030209-name-2" type="given" value="ROBERT SAMUEL"/>ROBERT SAMUEL WRIGHT</persName> </hi>, one of the Justices of His Majesty's High Court; Sir
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<interp inst="t19030209-name-3" type="given" value="REGINALD"/>REGINALD HANSON</persName> </hi>, Bart., M.A., LL.D., F.S.A. and Sir
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<interp inst="t19030209-name-4" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER WILKIN</persName> </hi>, K.C.M.G., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t19030209-name-11" type="given" value="LUMLEY"/>LUMLEY SMITH</persName> </hi>, Esq., K.C., Judge of the City of London Court, and
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<interp inst="t19030209-name-12" type="given" value="JAMES ALEXANDER"/>JAMES ALEXANDER RENTOUL</persName> </hi>, Esq., K.C, M.P., LL.D., Deputy Judge of the City of London Court, His Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer, and General Gaol delivery holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SAMUEL, MAYOR. FOURTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—a dagger</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">Monday, February</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th;</hi> and</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, February</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1903.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<p>January 8th I was in Tottenham Street about 5 p.m.—I went into Peltier's French circulating library to change some money—I do not know if anyone came into the shop while I was there—when I went into Tottenham Street again, Bellanger came up and took my purse—he ran away and I pursued him—at the corner of the street I was pushed, I think by Bodier but I am not sure—when we got to Charles Street, Bodier saw that I was overtaking Bellanger and he tripped me up—I fell, and when I got up a policeman was holding Bellanger—Bodier said that the thief had been arrested, and I then recognised him as the man who had tripped me—he was then arrested—I lost sight of him for about three minutes after he tripped me—when I saw him again we were in Charlotte Place—I went to the station with them—at the station Bellanger said that if I got him locked up my money would be lost, and "If you set me free I will return you the money"—he told me the purse was in good hands—I did not hear what the prisoners said in answer to the charge—there was a detective there who could speak French.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Bellanger.</hi> You squeezed my hand to take the money from it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JENKINS</hi>. I do not know if Bodier was in the shop when I was there—I will not swear that he is the man who pushed me or tripped me—when Bellanger ran away I called out "
<hi rend="italic">Au voleur,</hi>" which means "stop thief"—I did not see Bodier running after Bellanger after I had called' out an
<hi rend="italic">voleur</hi>—when I was running after Bellanger a few people were running, but not many.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I had 350 francs in my purse in French bank-notes, 20 francs in gold, and 5s. 6d. and a few coppers in English money.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector.</hi>) On January 8th, about 5.45 p.m I was in Charlotte Street with Sergeant McIntyre in plain clothes—I heard cries of "Stop thief" in French, which I know—I saw Bellanger running in the direction of Percy Street—I ran after him across Gooch Street, where I fell beneath a cab—I got up and followed him into Charlotte Passage, where he was knocked down by a constable; he said, "
<hi rend="italic">Jen'airien</hi>" which means "I have got nothing." Bodier then rushed up followed by the prosecutrix—she said in French three times, "
<hi rend="italic">C'est lui</hi>" which is "That is he"—in the prisoner's hearing a French boy who was there said that it was the small prisoner (
<hi rend="italic">Bellanger</hi>) who stole the prosecutrix's purse, and that the other had knocked her down—the prisoners made no answer, and I directed the constable to take Bellanger to the station, while I took Bodier—I only remained a short time at the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JENKINS</hi>. The French boy gave evidence at the police court—he is not here, he was got out of the country by the prisoner's associates—this quarter of London is a French one—I was about 15 or 17 yards from the prosecutrix when I heard the cry of "Stop thief"—I did not see Bodier until I got up to Bellanger—Bodier was running behind Bellanger—Bodier came up, although he had seen Bellanger
<hi rend="italic">collared</hi> by the constable—it was a narrow passage—not more than six people were running after Bellanger when I began to run, but there must have been about twenty there when I was talking to him—there were</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Bellanger.</hi> Both of you were very violent at the station.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant.</hi>) I was with Sexton on January 8th in Charlotte Street about 3.45—I heard a cry of "
<hi rend="italic">Auvoleur</hi>"—I saw several people running, Bellanger was one of them—I saw him stopped by a constable—Bodier then came up, followed by the prosecutrix, who was covered with blood—I said to her in French, "We are police officers, do not be afraid, what is the matter"—she said, "The big one," pointing to Bodier, "took my purse and the little one knocked me down"—they were taken to the station and Bellanger said to the prosecutrix, "The money is in good hands, don't have me arrested and I will see if I can get it back for you"—they were charged—Bellanger said, "I heard a cry of
<hi rend="italic">'Au voleur';</hi> I followed the man and fell in the mud as you see, then the policeman arrested me"—Bodier said, "I heard a cry of
<hi rend="italic">'Au voleur,'</hi> I followed the man, when I came up the policeman arrested me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JENKINS</hi>. Although Bodier saw Bellanger arrested he came up to the same spot.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The French boy said in the prisoner's presence,
<hi rend="italic">"Je l' ai vu</hi>"—I said, "What have you seen"—he said, "I have seen the little one take the purse and the woman knocked in the road "'—I took him to the station and he appeared next day at the police court and gave his evidence—he is now in Brussels.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JENKINS</hi>. Thirty or forty people were present when I was talking to the prisoner in the road—only the boy was talking French—Bodier may not have heard what he said.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">D.</hi>) I was near Charlotte Street on January 8th—I heard a cry—I do not speak French—I saw the two prisoners running into Charlotte Place and towards me—Bellanger was about 12 yards in front of Bodier—nobody else was running in sight then—I ran out of the doorway where I was hiding and threw Bellanger to the ground—Bodier was close by then—he did not attempt to arrest Bellanger—they were taken to the police station—I heard them charged, they said something in French in answer to it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JENKINS</hi>. When I had thrown Bellanger to the ground I left him for a minute and went for Bodier, who was trying to run past me—I had them both in custody when the other officers came up.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030209-name-34" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MONK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-Inspector.</hi>) I saw the prisoners at the station—Bellanger gave his address as 5, South Crescent, and Bodier at 33, Fitzroy Street—Bodier was not known there—I went to Bellangers address and searched his box—I found a six-chambered revolver in it and two letters.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JENKINS</hi>. I went to Bodier's address at 35, Fitzroy Square—I saw a Mrs. Kingston there, who said that Bodier did not live there—I went in and insisted that he did—she insisted that he did not.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Bellanger, in his defence on oath, said that he saw the lady holding a</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">purse in her hand; that he lost his head and was tempted to take the purse and ran away with it; and that he was quite alone.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Bodier, in his defence on oath, said that he saw the woman running and crying, "Stop thief"; that several people were running; and he ran behind them till they got up to a policeman, and then he was arrested; and that he did not know Bellanger.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19030209-name-35" type="given" value="MARTHA"/>MARTHA MERCIER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) I said at the police court that Bodier is the man who pushed me down, and I still think he is the man.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030209-203-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Eight previous convictions were proved against Bellanger and eleven against Bodier, both in Paris.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-203-19030209 t19030209-203-punishment-6"/>Seven years' penal servitude each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t19030209-204-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to
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<interp inst="t19030209-204-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>forging and uttering two share transfers in the capital stock of the
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030209-204-offence-1 t19030209-name-37"/>Indian Glenrock Wynaad Company, Limited</persName>, with intent to defraud </rs>;
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to six other indictments for embezzling £3,000 the moneys of the said company;</rs>
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<interp inst="t19030209-204-offence-3" type="offenceSubcategory" value="embezzlement"/>also to two other indictments for embezzling £650 the moneys of the
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030209-204-offence-3 t19030209-name-38"/>Premier Sunrise New Zealand Gold Mining Company, Limited</persName>, his masters.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">He re
<lb/>ceived a good character.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-204-19030209 t19030209-204-punishment-7"/>Eighteen months' hard labour</rs>—And</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS ADAMS</hi> (32)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030209-8-offence-1 t19030209-name-40"/>Emily Gad</persName> bold, a girl between the ages of thirteen and sixteen. </rs>
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<interp inst="t19030209-8-punishment-8" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-8-19030209 t19030209-8-punishment-8"/>Three months' hard labour.</rs> </hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, February</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1903.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common-Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARTRIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19030209-name-42" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE MILLER</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Herbert Miller, a newsagent and tobacconist of Union Street, Marylebone—on January 7th, about 7 p.m., a woman came in with a soldier and bought some cigarettes, price 1d.—she gave me a shilling, which I broke; she then gave me a florin; I did not like the look of it and gave it back to her, and she gave me a penny—she took the two broken pieces of the shilling with her—I spoke to my husband.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030209-name-43" type="given" value="HERBERT"/>HERBERT MILLER</persName> </hi>. I am the husband of the last witness—she spoke to me on January 7th when I was outside the shop, and pointed out a woman, who went down Mortimer Street and met the prisoner and gave him some money—she met a soldier and they all went on together; the woman went into a baker's shop, 65, Cleveland Street—I waited outside and when she came out I went in, and a shilling was tested in my presence and found to be bad—I went out and followed the woman, and saw her pass more money—they all went to Great Portland Street and into a public-house—when the woman came out I went in, and afterwards followed her and saw her pass something to the prisoner—I then saw a policeman, and he arrested the prisoner—the woman walked off and threw something down an area grating of a barber's shop—I pointed out the place to Smith the constable—I followed the woman to London Road and lost sight of her—I am sure the prisoner is the same man, I kept him under observation three-quarters of an hour.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030209-name-44" type="given" value="MARGARET"/>MARGARET TIERNAN</persName> </hi>. I live at 65, Cleveland Street, and assist Mr.</p>
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<p>Newerdorf, a baker—on January 7th, about 7 p.m., a woman came in for penny cake and gave me 1s.: I gave her 11d. change, and put it in the till—when she left, Miller came in and said something; I went to the till took out the same coin and bent it—these are the pieces (
<hi rend="italic">Produced.</hi>)</p>
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<hi rend="italic">D.</hi>) On January 7th. about 7.45, Mr. Miller spoke to me, and I saw the prisoner and a soldier and a tall, dark woman—I had seen them in company before—I followed them to Portland Road and arrested the prisoner—I told him it was on suspicion of being concerned with two others in passing bad money—he said he knew nothing about it—I searched him at once, and found 17s. in silver and 1s. 7 1/2 d. in bronze: there was one half-crown, also two packets of matches, two packets of tea, marked 2d. unopened, and about an ounce of tobacco, part of which was in a box—I asked him where he lived—he said, "I refuse to tell you"—he was charged before the inspector, but made no answer.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I have not said that you were walking with the woman when I arrested you—there was not another constable on the other side of the road who I could have called—the woman was thirty yards from me.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030209-name-46" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SMITH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman D.</hi>) Miller pointed out an area to me at 248, Great Portland Street; I went down and found this shilling (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>).</p>
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<interp inst="t19030209-name-47" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of coin to H.M. Mint—this shilling is bad, and these two pieces of a shilling also, and they are from the same mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I know nothing about the woman or the soldier."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence.</hi> There was no woman and no soldier. I was never in Cleveland Street or Union Street. They brought forward this shilling, but they allowed the woman to walk away. I never spoke to any woman. I had nothing but good money on me.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030209-207-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to
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<interp inst="t19030209-207-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>three indictments for forging and uttering orders for the delivery of grocery with intent to defraud, and to a conviction at Clerkenwell on December 4th, 1900.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">Four other convictions were proved against him.
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<hi rend="italic">Second count</hi> Receiving the same.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROOTH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted and</hi> Mr. Burney
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<p>out; he came back and told me something and I went out and could not find the barrow—I identified the mare and harness at the station a few days after Christmas, and the barrow at Shepherd's Walk—they are worth £45 or £30.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030209-name-53" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WILSON</persName> </hi>. I am a cart minder—on December 27th Dicks left a pony and barrow with me—he was with Mr. Lansdell—somebody, not the prisoner, came and spoke to me and took the barrow and horse away—I have not seen the man since.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030209-name-54" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES LANSDELL</persName> </hi>. I am a fishmonger of 127. Park Road, Wandsworth—I accompanied Mr. Dix to Smithfield Market on December 27th—he left a horse and barrow outside with Wilson—when I went out to look for them they were gone—I was driving in York Road. Battersea, on Saturday, at 9.30 and saw the prisoner driving Mr. Dix's pony in a truck—another man was with him and another horse was tied behind with a halter—I spoke to an officer who stopped the prisoner and took him in custody—there was a sack in the cart containing harness, and another sack containing these irons (
<hi rend="italic">Jemmies</hi>)—I did not see what became of the other man.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030209-name-55" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ROBERTS</persName> </hi> (731
<hi rend="italic">W.</hi>) On January 3rd, about 9.15, Lansdell spoke to me, and in consequence of what he said I stopped the prisoner who was driving a bay mare with harness on, in a cart—another man was in the cart, and a horse was tied to the toil of the cart—I told the prisoner I should take him into custody for being in unlawful possession of the horse and cart—lie said, "All right, I will come with you"—on the way to the station he said, "I bought it"—the other man went away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prosecutor identified the mare which was in the cart—a witness was called for the defence in reference to the gelding behind—when the prisoner said, "I will go with you," the other man slipped down behind and ran away.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030209-name-56" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES GOGGINS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer W.</hi>) I was in Clapham Police Station on January 13th when the prisoner was brought in—there was a black wooden cart there, newly painted, bearing no name, and a brown mare in the shafts, and in the cart some black leather harness, brass mounted, and a sack containing these two
<hi rend="italic">jemmies</hi>—I asked the prisoner how he accounted for having the things in his possession; he said, "I do not know who it belongs to; a man asked me to put it in my cart as his cart was broken down. I have not seen him before or since, neither do I know who he is"—I said, "Have you any stables?"—he said, "I decline to tell you where my stables are, as I do not wish to bring anyone else into it"—he said to the Sergeant, "I was at Wimbledon at six o'clock this morning selling grapes. I cannot tell you anybody's name who I sold them to"—he was placed in the cells and I searched him and found a cab file on him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He has told the police since from whom he bought the cart—there was no charge in reference to the cart or the gelding—I thoroughly examined the cart but found no trace of grapes—the harness was on the pony.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030209-name-57" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK HALLAM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective Sergeant.</hi>) On January 3rd, about 1.30 p.m., I went with Beckley to Clapham Police Station and saw the prisoner detained there—I said, "I have seen a horse and harness which were</p>
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<p>stolen on December 22nd, and were found in your possession"—he said, "I bought the horse and harness yesterday outside the White Horse public-house, Caledonian Market. I gave £14 for the Jot I don't know the man from whom I bought it: I had never seen him before. This morning I went out and sold them at Wimbledon, and as I was coming back I gave the other man a lift as his cart was broken down and he tied his horse to the back of my cart and put his harness in; I do not know the man, I have never seen him before. I do not know where it was that the cart broke down"—I asked him the address of his stables; he said, "I refuse to say, the cart I was driving is my property, I have had it some years."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am not quite satisfied that the cart was his own—a witness came to identify it, but some additions had been made to it—that witness was subpÅ“naed by the police.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">G.</hi>) On January 5th I saw a barrow standing un
<lb/>attended in Gordon Street, Islington—it contained a sack and some brass-mounted pony harness—I took it to the station, and Dix identified it.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030209-name-59" type="given" value="GEORGE SAMUEL"/>GEORGE SAMUEL JACKSON</persName> </hi>. I am a fishmonger of 100, Hart Street, Bethnal Green—on January 5th I received a telegram, went to the City Road Police Station, and saw a barrow which I had sold him, and which he identified.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">on the second count.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic"> He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at Hereford on October</hi> 16
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1890.
<hi rend="italic">Three other convictions were proved against him, and the police stated that he was connected with a gang of horse stealers.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, February</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1903.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Wright.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">The Grand Jury having thrown out the Bill</hi>, Mr.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BIRON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PERCIVAL HUGHES</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19030209-name-64" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN ELLINGTON</persName> </hi>. I am sixteen years old, and am the prisoner's eldest son—I now live at 23, Compton Street, Tottenham—up to my mother's death, on January 17th, I lived with my parents at 2, Princes Street, Tottenham—I have been at work for about four years—we occupied a front and back room at Princes Street—I slept in the front room with my brothers Thomas and Joseph, the latter is six years old, I think; also with my sisters Rose and Emily—Rose was the youngest child—there was a large bed and a small cot in the room—I slept in the cot, and the other children in the bed—my father and mother occupied the back room—about Christmas time I noticed my mother was very dirty and sat by the side of the fire and would do nothing—she got worse and would sit on the side of</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My father is a hard-working man—he went out to work every morning—the day before my mother died my father got her some tea and breakfast before he went to work—he was away at work from 6 a.m. till 8 or 9 p.m. every day—we always had plenty to eat and drink in the house—my father bought clothes for the children—I do not know if he had any difficulty in getting the house cleaned just before my mother died—I remember his complaining to her about the state of the room—she said she was not going to do any more work, she had done her share—while she was ill my father used to fetch things for her and nurse her while he was at home.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030209-name-65" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH HILL</persName> </hi>. The prisoner married my sister, who died on January 17th—I went to the house that day—I looked into the front room—the bedstead and room was very dirty—I did not see any bedding.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not remember if the prisoner once asked if he should fetch a doctor.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030209-name-66" type="given" value="EMILY"/>EMILY SAMME</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of William Samme—the prisoner is my brother—his son John will be sixteen next May; Francis William was fourteen last October; Joseph nine last October I think; Emily will be thirteen next November, and Rosie six next March.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030209-name-67" type="given" value="WILLIAM JAMES"/>WILLIAM JAMES ANDREWS</persName> </hi>. I am an officer in the S.P.C.C.—on January 17th I received a communication from Dr. Rostante, and at 9 p.m. I went to 2, Princes Street, Tottenham—I saw the prisoner in the back kitchen on the ground floor—he was drunk—I saw his youngest daughter Rose, who was in a very dirty condition—she had only an old skirt on, but I saw some other clothing which had been brought there by Mrs. Samme—in the back room on the first floor I saw Francis William Ellington, aged fourteen, and Joseph—they were both filthily dirty, and nearly black—Francis William had scabs all over his scalp, and he was wearing only an adult's overcoat—Joseph was wearing an old waistcoat and a pair of knickers—I saw in the room a small piece of bread and a few raw potatoes—the room was filthily dirty—in the front room the mattresses were filthily dirty, and in the centre of the room there was a palliasse filthily dirty and rotten—in a corner of the room I saw a cot on which were two mattresses filthily dirty—they were rotten and there was coal dust and other things between them—all over the room there were numerous pieces of rags and old garments—the room presented the appearance of not having been cleaned or swept for a long time—next morning I went again with Dr. Rostante and saw the three children again and also Emily—she was fairly clean and in fairly good condition—I called the prisoner's attention to the condition of the children and his home—he said, "I earn on an average 36s. a week; my son Frederick earned about 8s. last week and the week before that he only worked about four days; I used to
<hi rend="italic">sub</hi> on my friends; I gave my wife</p>
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<p>about 1s. 6d. a day, and on Saturdays I gave her 14s., whilst I paid the rent, 4s. 6d."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Emily is twelve years old—Francis William is fourteen—he is not very intelligent—he does not go to work—he seems rather dull—he has not been to school for a long time I believe—Joseph is eight years old—I believe he goes to school—I do not know that any complaints have been made by the school about his condition—the prisoner was perfectly sober on the day after his wife's death.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030209-name-68" type="given" value="ANDREW"/>ANDREW ROSTANTE</persName> </hi>. I am a registered medical practitioner, and practice at Tottenham—I was called in to see the prisoner's wife on January 17th—I saw two very dirty-looking and badly-clad children—I do not know their names—one was about fourteen—I did not examine them—I told the Society's officer of the state of the children, and especially the room, which was extremely dirty and offensive in smell—on the 18th I examined the children—Francis William, who did not appear to be fourteen, was in an extremely filthy condition—his head was covered with lice and a disease we call impetigo, which is brought on by lice—John and Emily were fairly clean, but Rose was in practically the same condition as Francis William—I should say that the state of their heads was caused by lice, vermin, and the filthy state of their bed, which was covered with excrement: that would be likely to cause unnecessary suffering and injury to their health—I made a
<hi rend="italic">post mortem</hi> on their mother—I do not think she was fit to do any house-hold duties for three months before her death.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The uncleanliness of the children was not due to the syphilitic ulcers which their mother was suffering from—their condition had nothing to do with syphilis—syphilis affects the skin—these children would not be more likely to suffer from impetigo than children coming from a healthy mother—it is very common in dirty children—they were in a worse condition than those we generally see—I have not examined the prisoner—Francis William's head had been recently washed—I do not know if that was done by the prisoner—I saw Rose at a relative's house.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030209-name-69" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MILLER</persName> </hi>. I am foreman to Messrs. Bright and Co., lamp manu
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We have no complaint to make of him.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19030209-name-72" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HARROLD</persName> </hi>. I am master of the City of London Union Casual Ward—I reside there—on January 22nd, the prisoner applied to be ad
<lb/>mitted—applications have to be made to me for accommodation, of which there are two sorts, dormatories and cells—the men sleep alone in the cells—I gave the prisoner a ticket for a cell, which he refused—I said, "If you refuse to accept the accommodation I offer you, there is only one thing for</p>
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<p>you to do, that is for you to go out again," and I called the porter to let him out—the porter was not in the lodge, and I went to call him—I went back into the lodge with him—the porter went by the prisoner to open the door, and I saw the prisoner holding something towards me, but there is a shade to my lamp, and I could not distinguish what it was—the porter said, "Look out, master, he has got a revolver"—he crossed to the prisoner, there was a struggle—I called for assistance, and went out to fetch the police—when the porter caught hold of him he said, "Oh, I don't mean it for you, it is meant for that b----over there,"' meaning me—I was the only other officer there at the time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I can swear that you pointed the revolver at me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I do not know where he had his finger.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. When I offered him the cell ticket, he said, "I got fourteen days a little while ago through you giving me a cell ticket"—he had refused to do his work, and broke a window.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I charged him for that, and he got the fourteen days.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030209-name-73" type="given" value="LEONARD"/>LEONARD SANGUIN</persName> </hi>. I am porter at the City of London Ward, Shoe Lane—on January 22nd. the prisoner applied for admission—I admitted him and told him to apply at the master's office—I then went out of the lodge—I was fetched back by the master, in order to put the prisoner out—I went into the lodge with the master and then went to open the door—I turned round and then shouted out, "Look out, master, he has got a revolver"—the prisoner was standing with a revolver in his left hand—I made a rush at him, and grasped his arm, he had his finger on the trigger—I twisted him round, and put him into the corner, holding his arm and the revolver—he said he was sorry it did not go off, and that he did not mean it for me as I was a gentleman—I was 2 or 2 1/2 yards away from him when I saw his arm go up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You were not standing at my back when I turned round, you were standing by my side.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City.</hi>) On January 22nd, I was on duty in Fetter Lane—about 5.30 p.m., the prosecutor called me—I went into the casual ward where I saw the prisoner being held by the porter and the stoker—I saw this revolver given to another constable—the prisoner said to the prosecutor, "It is a lucky thing for you it did not go off"—on the way to the station he said, "I had this in store for him"—I saw the revolver examined, it was loaded with cartridges, this box of 43 cart
<lb/>ridges was found on the prisoner, and six were in the revolver.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030209-name-75" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL HOCKLEY</persName> </hi> (241
<hi rend="italic">City.</hi>) On January 22nd. I was called with Hanchett—I took the revolver, but I do not know who from—there was no struggle—I searched the prisoner, there was a box of cartridges, a tobacco pouch, and a pocket book on him, but no money.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030209-name-76" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM OLIVER</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer out of work, and with no fixed address—on January 22nd, I applied for admittance to the City of London Union as a casual—I was admitted about 5.10 p.m.—I saw the prisoner about 5.20, and also the master—I saw the prisoner go towards the master's office, the master asked him a question which I could not hear,</p>
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<p>and almost immediately the master handed him a ticket—the prisoner said, "I don't want this b----ticket, it is a cell, I got fourteen days before this, which you know"—the master went away for a minute—I said to my mate, "He has got a shooter"—the prisoner put it up to the master's face, he then pulled it down and fumbled with it; before he had time to properly raise it again the porter rushed in and caught him by his right hand—the prisoner said, "Be careful, you will have it go off, I did not want to shoot you, you are a gentleman"—then the police came in, and the revolver was seized away from the prisoner—I cannot swear if he had his finger on the trigger or not.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030209-name-77" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER BENNETT</persName> </hi>. I am a painter's labourer. I saw the revolver in the prisoner's hand, and pointing towards the master's face—I cannot say if his finger was on the trigger or not—I saw him taken away by the police—he said to the master, "I meant doing for you, whatever I got done to"</p>
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<interp inst="t19030209-name-78" type="given" value="FREDERICK THOMAS"/>FREDERICK THOMAS BARTLETT</persName> </hi>. I am salesman to Mrs. Dooley, 161, Whitechapel Road; on January 22nd, about mid day I sold this revolver to the prisoner—it has got our stock mark upon it, it was clean then, but slightly faulty; when you got the barrel half round you could not pull the trigger back, but if you got it right under the firing point it was all right—ot like this when I sold it, it has been tampered with since—when it is shot off it won't go off again unless you put the spring back again.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence on oath, said that while he was being held in the corner he took the revolver out of his pocket, but that he had not pointed it at anybody, and had not got it in his hand till then.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Y.</hi>) On December 31st, I received from Constable Lambert four warrants for the prisoner's arrest for the non-payment of rates—I had had them in October and November, and the early part of December—I tried to execute them—I kept observation on the house—when anybody went there the door was not opened, but everything was handed in through a little pigeon-hole—on December 31st, I went to his house in Tiverton Road, with Constables White, Lambert, and Poole—Lambert was in uniform, the rest of us were in plain clothes—I remained' on the door step, and about 7.15 some one opened the trap door, looked out, and said, "It is all right," the bolt was drawn, the catch was pulled back, and the prisoner's son opened the door—I entered the passage and said, "I am a police officer"—the prisoner was upstairs, but his son said, "Out you go," and struck me a heavy blow in the face and I fell down—I then went upstairs followed by Lambert, who had got a lantern—when we got to the front room on the first floor, I knocked at the</p>
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<p>door; the prisoner shouted, "Who is there?"—I said, "Police officers I have four warrants for your arrest for non-payment of rates"—he said, "All right, come in"—I pushed the door, but it would only open about six inches—the room was in total darkness—as soon as the door was opened the prisoner thrust this rapier (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) through the door—it penetrated my coat in two places, but did not wound me—I called out, "You had better be quiet and come out"—he said, "All right, come in"—he again thrust the sword at me, cutting my thumb—it is very sharp—I again asked him to be quiet, and he again said, "Come in"—I thrust the door open and went in, the prisoner was in the corner—I told him I should arrest him—he said, "If you had not been so quick I should have shot you instead of stabbing you"—he had made three or four thrusts through the door before I was able to catch hold of the sword, which I did with my left hand, it was my right hand that was cut—other officers assisted me in taking him to the station—he was very violent, and had to be nearly arrived.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not burst the front door open, I walked in; the prisoner's sons opened the door themselves, and then they tried to put me out—when I was knocked down they tried to drag me into the street—g in the passage fell down, but I cannot say what it was, the place was in darkness—two heavy planks did not knock me down—I did not see the rapier upstairs till it went through my coat—I do not know if the prisoner is one of the most expert ebony carvers in London, or if this rapier was sent to him to have a new handle fitted—I think he kept it ready to receive us—I was very roughly handled downstairs—I was examined at the prisoner's request—I did not knock him about upstairs—I do not know if he is unpopular at Tufnell Park—I had never seen him before—I have heard he is not very popular—he walked to the station quietly, but we had to carry him downstairs—on the way to the station I did not say to him, "You took a rise out of us the other day, but we have got the best of you to-day"—I did not hear that remark made to him by one of the other policemen—I did not tell the prisoner I would let him go if he paid his rates—he would have been taken to the station if he had paid them—no sharp tools fell on my hand and cut it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The wound was caused by the point of the sword.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Y. R.</hi>) On December 31st I was with Hyde when he went to execute the warrant for the prisoner's arrest—I was in uniform—I saw Hyde go into the house, and then I heard a scuffle—I went in and found Hyde lying on the floor in the passage—he and I went upstairs and knocked at a door—the prisoner called out, "Who is there?"—Hyde replied, "Police officers. I have four warrants for your arrest for non
<lb/>payment of rates"—the prisoner said, "Come in"—the door was opened a little bit, and the prisoner thrust a long sword through the opening two or three times—the door was forced open, and the prisoner said, "I could not see you for the light of your lamp; if you had not been so quick I would have shot you"—he was arrested and taken downstairs—Hyde took the sword away from him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I gave the warrants to Hyde—we went to the house</p>
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<p>prepared for a fray—the other policemen were close by—I did not see Hyde put his foot into the doorway and push the door open—I did not hear him call out "Come on, I am in"—I was only three yards away—White went in before I did—sufficient noise was made downstairs for anyone on the first floor to hear—I heard Hyde say he was a police officer—when we went upstairs the lantern was turned on to the opening of the door, so that Hyde could have seen anything that came out—I did not notice a rack upstairs with some tools in it—some violence took place when we arrested the prisoner—he was not knocked about—we required assistance to arrest him, as Hyde was injured—this room was the prisoner's workshop—I saw some tools there—I saw Hyde take hold of the sword with his left hand—it did not cut his hand, because he caught hold of the hilt.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Inspector Y.</hi>) I was at Upper Holloway police station on December 31st when the prisoner was brought in—I examined Hyde's clothing—the prisoner said, "Yes, I stabbed him, I could not get my revolver, he was too quick; I would shoot any policeman or Borough Councilman, it is the only way I can air my grievances; I will say the same before a Magistrate."</p>
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<interp inst="t19030209-name-85" type="given" value="PATRICK WHITE"/>PATRICK WHITE RATTRAY</persName> </hi>. I am Divisional Surgeon at Upper Holloway police station—on December 31st I examined Hyde—he had a cut on the back of his right thumb; it could have been caused by the point of this rapier—very considerable force would be required to pierce the constable's clothing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The cut on his thumb was in the form of a slash—the point of this rapier is capable of making a slash, if it was thrust forwards—the breadth of the point is infinitesimal—I do not know how a point like this can make a slash, but it can do it—it is not more probable that the wound was caused by the falling of a sharp chisel, but it is possible.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030209-name-86" type="given" value="JAMES JOHN"/>JAMES JOHN CHISNELL</persName> </hi>. I am a rate collector for the Borough Council of Islington—these four warrants were issued and signed by a Magistrate—they are dated February 15th, 1902, February 3rd, August 5th, and November 4th—they were for the non-payment of the ordinary house rates—I have known the prisoner for many years—I have had many disputes with him with regard to rates.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner's son said that his father could not get justice, and he brought out a pistol and said he would shoot someone and then see if he could get justice—rates can be collected without going before a County Court.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence on oath, said that he had just put out his gas when he heard some wood which was in his passage fall; that he did not know the police were in the house, because in France, which was his own country, when the police came to the door they had to say, "In the name of the Republic open the door," and he thought it was the same here; that when he heard the noise he was frightened, and tried to barricade the door, but had not time, so took the rapier from his rack, so that anybody who came in could see it and not maltreat him; that Hyde pushed him into the corner, and he got his head cut by a baton: that Hyde must have fallen on the tools</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">on the bench and cut his thumb; that he did not intend to kill anybody; and that he did not resist his arrest.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19030209-name-87" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY ROXON</persName> </hi>. I am a shop-fitter, of 17, Victoria Road, Holloway—on December 31st I was engaged by the prisoner to do some work for him at his house—I was going to leave the house about 7 p.m.—it was dark, and there was no light in the passage—when the constable came in some match-boarding and some pear wood, which was standing in the passage, fell—I was not present when the prisoner came downstairs with the con
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<hi rend="italic">for the Prosecution offered no evidence against Ferdinand Czilinsky the elder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">defended Emile.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Three other constables were watching the house—they were three or four yards away—the passage was quite dark—I fell down sideways towards the staircase—I could not arrest Emile when he struck me on account of his father's violence—before we went upstairs I told the prisoners they would both be arrested for assaulting me in the execution of my duty—I left them in charge of two other officers and proceeded upstairs and the old man was brought down—we could not arrest the prisoners on account of their father's violence, and when we got the old man into the street the sons bolted the door so that we could not get in again—next morning the old man was brought before the Magistrate who said that the two sons were to be arrested—that was not the first time we thought of arresting them—I was struggling with the prisoners in the passage for perhaps five minutes—the gate was closed, and</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> There were not enough constables there to take the old man out of the house and arrest the other prisoners as well—at first I did not show the doctor the bruises, but later they came out.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Y. R.</hi>) I was with Hyde when he went to Tiverton Road to execute the warrants against the prisoners' father—I saw the door opened—I walked in—I heard Hyde say he was a police officer, and then there was a scuffle—I saw the prisoners and an old workman in the passage—when I heard the scuffle I rushed into the passage and found Hyde lying on the floor and being dragged to the door by the prisoners—Ferdinand kicked him on the shoulder once—I assisted to pull the prisoners off him, and they went into the back kitchen—I was in uniform.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not arrest the prisoners then because I went upstairs after the older man, and when we went out with the old man the door was closed—it was our intention to get the old man out first and then arrest the prisoners—the Magistrate was not the first to suggest that the prisoners should be arrested, we were going to apply for a warrant against them, but they attended the Court, and the Magistrate ordered them to be arrested—Emile lived in Debenham Road, and Ferdinand lived with his father—I went into the house about a minute after Hyde; it was not five minutes afterwards—he did not force his way in—I did not hear any cries or shouts from Hyde after he went in—I did not say at the police court that as soon as Hyde said he was a police officer the prisoners ceased to resist—I said that after I arrived in the passage they continued to drag him towards the door—I do not suggest that the prisoners assaulted me in any way—when Hyde said he was a police officer I was about three yards from him—I did not see him struck—I saw him kicked by Ferdinand on the right shoulder—I saw seven or eight planks in the passage—I did not hear them fall.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Hyde was kicked between the shoulders—at the police-court I said, "What made them stop was that they were overpowered."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Y.</hi>) I was with Hyde and Lambert when they went to Tiverton Road—I saw Hyde go to the door, and heard him say, "I am a police officer and hold a warrant for Ferdinand Czilinskys arrest for non-payment of rates"—I heard someone say, "Out you go"—I went to the door—Hyde was inside the passage—Emile knocked him to the floor and then Ferdinand kicked him about the body, and dragged him towards the door—the prisoners then rushed into the kitchen—Hyde and Lambert went upstairs—the kitchen door was opened by Emile, who had a brick in his hand which I took away from him—Ferdinand took a knife from the table, and said, "I will run it through the first one that puts a hand on me"—I said, "If you use the knife I shall use the brick"—I heard a struggle upstairs and someone calling for help—I went up assistance.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was Emile who struck Hyde—there was no light</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I think they desisted because we were too many for them.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Y. R.</hi>) I was with the last witnesses on December 31st at Czilinsky's house—I was in uniform—I saw Hyde take his stand at the doorway, which was opened by one of the prisoners—Hyde entered, and shortly afterwards he said, "I am a police officer and hold a warrant for the arrest of your father for the non-payment of rates"—one of the prisoners said, "Out you go!"—there was a struggle, and Hyde called for assistance—I entered the passage and found him lying on the floor and Emile pulling at his arm dragging him towards the front door, and Ferdinand was kicking him on his side as far as I could see—the passage was in darkness—I assisted in getting them off, and they ran into the kitchen—when Hyde and Lambert went upstairs I went into the kitchen—Emile came in with a brick—White took it from him—Ferdinand took up a knife from the table where it was lying with four others and said, "I will put this through the first of you that comes for me"—he put it down at his brother's request—I put the four knives into the drawer—I assisted in getting the old man out of the house—we did not arrest the other men then because the door was closed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Lambert went into the house first after Hyde, then White, and then myself—I did not see either of the prisoners strike Hyde in the face—he complained of having been struck when we got outside—he did not then say anything about being kicked—when the doctor was called in Hyde said he had been kicked about the body—the first suggestion that a warrant should be applied for for the prisoners' arrest was made that evening—the other constables would not have followed Hyde into the house if he had served the warrants without being assaulted, and did not want assistance—I did not hear him call out, "Come on, I am in."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He did not complain of having been kicked at first, he did of having been struck in the face—I cannot say what was the cause of the injury to his nose—if he had received a severe blow on his nose it would not present the appearance half an hour afterwards of having been scratched.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> A man's nail might have caused the scratch on the nose—there were distinct signs of a blow on his face, I think not more than one blow.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Emile, in his defence on oath, said that he was going home; that he put his hand on the catch of the door, when it was suddenly burst open, and Hyde fell against him; that he did not know he was a constable; that he emphatically denied striking him, but that there was a kind of cuddling set out, and then the other officers came in; that Hyde was in plain clothes; that he did not say he was a police officer; that he was not knocked down, but that in the commotion some wood which was against the wall fell down; that the police did not threaten to arrest him that evening; that he went out that same evening, but that he believed his friend, Mr. Roxam, closed the door when the police went out with his father; that he did not threaten any of the officers with a knife; that there were some knives on the table, and he may have put his hand on them, but he knew he was wrong, and put them down directly.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Ferdinand, in his defence on oath, said that when his brother put his hand on the latch he and Roxam were behind him; that Hyde burst the door open; that a scuffle took place, during which a lot of wood fell down on Hyde, who then commenced pummelling him in the face; that he (Ferdinand) then ran into the scullery and picked up a brick, which a constable in plain clothes took away from him; that he did not strike or kick Hyde; that he did not see his brother strike him; that no one fell down, and that there was no mention by the constables of their having been assaulted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19030209-name-97" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY ROXAM</persName> </hi>. I am a shop fitter, and on December 31st I was working for Mr. Czilinsky—I was leaving the house about 7 p.m.—one of the prisoners followed me to let me out, when someone in plain clothes forced his way in I did not hear him call out, "I am a police officer"—I heard him say, "Come on, I am in"—we were pushed into the passage—then I saw some constables in uniform—I did not see Emile strike Hyde in the face and knock him down—the passage was dark—I heard some planks fall down—none of us kicked the policeman—we were pushed back into the kitchen—I was held by one of the policemen, and one said to me, "Are you going to pay the money, Mr. Czilinsky?"—I said, "I do not know what you are talking about"—he said, "Are you going to pay the money, I have four warrants against you?"—I said, "What are you holding me for; you come in as if it was a den of thieves, my name is Henry Roxam, and I live at 7, Victoria Road"—I went with Mr. Czilinsky to the station, but I was not allowed to go in—on the way there one of the constables said, "You had a laugh at us, and we have had a laugh at you on New Year's Eve."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I cannot say very well what took place in the passage, because it was dark—if anyone was on the ground I should have fallen over him—in the kitchen one of the policemen said to Emile "I have a good mind to arrest you as well"—Emile did rather a foolish thing, he picked up a knife—I said, "Put the knife down," and the policeman took it off the table and put it in a drawer—Emile did not say, "I will put this knife into the first man that comes."</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The old man was not in the least violent when the police were bringing him downstairs or on the way to the station.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, February</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1903.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALBERT COLLINS</hi> (53)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TRAVERS HUMPHREYS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The evidence is unfit for publication.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19030209-219-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>220. The said
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<interp inst="t19030209-220-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to
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<interp inst="t19030209-220-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19030209-220-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>stealing three rings, the property of
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, February</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1903.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Lumley Smith, Esq., K.C.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ARMYTAGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The altercation lasted three or four minutes—pretty strong language was used—it is not true that I threw the prisoner to the ground before he fired at me—he pointed the revolver straight at me—three shots were fired altogether.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030209-name-111" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK MAYNARD</persName> </hi>. I am a commission agent, and live with Church—I was with him in Rosebery Avenue on the early morning of January 2nd. when we met the prisoner—Church went up to him and told him he would give him a thrashing—they had an altercation, and got to high words—they then separated as if to fight and all of a sudden there was a flash and a report—Church then shouted, "Look out," and I saw the prisoner running towards me, pointing a revolver at me—I ran away—I heard two other reports, and Church said that he was shot—afterwards the police came up and the prisoner was given into custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not remember anything after the flash and the first report, until I heard Church shout, "Look out"—I did not see Church close with the prisoner—I cannot say whether he shot at me, my back was turned to him.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030209-name-112" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BRASINGTON</persName> </hi> (65 G). I was on duty in Dyson Street, on January 2nd, at 12.15 a.m., I heard a loud report, and two others a few seconds after—I ran into Rosebery Avenue and saw the prisoner held by two or three men—the prosecutor said, "He has shot me, lock him up"—I took him to the station—on the way he said. "I put it on him after they knocked me down"—he was formally charged, and in reply said. "Would you mind taking notice that I am smothered in mud where they knocked me down"—some one in the crowd handed me this revolver (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>), there were four discharged cartridges in it, and one undischarged.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner was very excited—he was not drunk, but had been drinking—I know him—as far as I know, he is a respectable man with a good character.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030209-name-113" type="given" value="WILFRED"/>WILFRED ATTLEE</persName> </hi>. I am House surgeon at St. Bartholomew's Hospital—about 12.30 a.m., on January 2nd, the prosecutor was brought there—he had two wounds in front of his chest, one just above the seventh rib, and one in the middle line—both wounds tracked under the skin, the upper one for about two inches, and the lower one, for about four inches—the bullets were just under the skin, and were removed the same day—the wounds are now practically healed—they were both in dangerous positions—I do not think they struck with great force.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Both bullets went in an upward direction, after enter
<lb/>ing the body, and are consistent with the person holding the revolver, being on the ground.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence on oath, said that he was assaulted by Church</hi>,</p>
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<hi rend="italic">and fired three shots into the air to frighten him, but did not aim at him deliberately.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19030209-name-114" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN GRANGER</persName> </hi>. I am a wood carver of 21, Margaret Street, Clerken-well—I was with the prisoner on this night—we were walking home to
<lb/>gether when Church stopped Dowell, and threatened to
<hi rend="italic">do it on him</hi>, and attempted to strike him—Dowell then pulled out a revolver and fired three shots at Church—they were all fired in quick succession, Dowell standing up at the time.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HOPKINS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PERCIVAL HUGHES</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19030209-name-117" type="given" value="WILLIAM GEORGE"/>WILLIAM GEORGE JAMES</persName> </hi>. I am a foreman painter in the employ of the Corporation of Westminster—I have known the prisoner several years—he used to be employed under me until he went out to South Africa, with the reservists—he was invalided home, and came to work with me again—his sight was then very bad, and I asked him to arrange to go into another department—he was a little upset about it, but we still remained friendly—on January 3rd, about 1 p.m., I was leaving work, when he asked me to have a drink with him—I refused—he said, "Have you anything against me"—I said, "No, certainly not" and he then fired a revolver at me—he took it from his right hand pocket—I ducked and he missed me, but broke a pane of glass—he then put the revolver away, and brought out some cartridges saying, "Somebody has got to have these"—I then went home—a little later, I saw Clark coming towards my house, and I went to the door and locked it—he knocked three times, but I did not answer it, and he went away—I gave information to the police on the following Monday, January 5th.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner had been at work with me for fifteen days before he was called out—I corresponded with him while he was in South Africa—I have always been on friendly terms with him—I cannot suggest any motive for his firing at me—the pistol did not go off accident
<lb/>ally, he fired it straight at me.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant B.</hi>) On Monday, January 5th, the prisoner was pointed out to me—I told him I was a police officer, and should take him into custody for shooting at Mr. James in the vestry yard on the 3rd—he replied, "There must be some mistake"—I took him to the station, and on the way he said, "I am so sorry; I only did it to frighten him; I threw the revolver in the Thames on Sunday morning"—in reply to the charge, he said, "I am so sorry; we had been the best of friends; I would not hurt him for the world '—he afterwards told me that the revolver was at his home, and gave me the key of a box in which it was—I went to the house and found it, and seven cartridges.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I know that a Mrs. Sampson gave the revolver to Clark as she was afraid of her husband having it in his possession.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "All I mean to say,</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence on oath, said that he had served with the colours in India, Egypt, and South Africa; that the revolver was given him by a lady friend to destroy, as she was afraid of it being in her house; that he was about to show it to James who said, "Put that away Bill, it might go off," at the same time pushing his hand, and that when he did so it went off accidentally.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HOPKINS</hi>,
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, February</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1903.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Wright.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JEWEL</hi>
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<lb/>tively.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM ROSE</hi> (35)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030209-225-offence-1 t19030209-name-127"/>Thomas Harris</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MURPHY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAMBERT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030209-225-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM ROSE</hi> </persName> was
<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MURPHY</hi>,
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t19030209-226-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
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<interp inst="t19030209-226-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, February</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1903.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUMPHREYS</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner stated that he pawned the goods, but had no intention of converting them to his own use, upon which the Jury found him.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM SHEHAN</hi> (20)</persName>,
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi> </rs> to
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<interp inst="t19030209-228-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19030209-228-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>having being found by night, armed with loaded revolvers, with intent to break and enter dwelling houses, having both been convicted at Bow Street, on March 24th, 1892.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">Three other convictions were proved against Tone, and two against Shehan.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>,
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-228-19030209 t19030209-228-punishment-24"/>Judgment respited.</rs> </hi></p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t19030209-32-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="libel"/>, to a libel on
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030209-32-offence-1 t19030209-name-135"/>Ethel Flux</persName>.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner stated publicly that the accusations he had made against the prosecutrix, his mistress were absolutely false.
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<interp inst="t19030209-32-punishment-25" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-32-19030209 t19030209-32-punishment-25"/>Six months' imprisonment.</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t19030209-32-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE HUBERT ELDER</hi> (27)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19030209-33-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19030209-33-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/>, to stealing £85, £255, £530, £200, £50, and other sums, amounting to £15,000; of
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<interp inst="t19030209-name-137" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030209-33-offence-1 t19030209-name-137"/>Montague Norman</persName> and others, his masters.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUMPHREYS</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">for the Prosecution, stated that the prisoner wrote a full confession before his defalcations were known, and that he had done all he could to assist the prosecution, and had given up shares value about</hi> £2,000.
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t19030209-33-punishment-26" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19030209-33-punishment-26" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-33-19030209 t19030209-33-punishment-26"/>Eighteen months' hard labour.</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t19030209-33-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19030209-33-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t19030209-34-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t19030209-34-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="indecentAssault"/>, Indecently assaulting
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEYCESTER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t19030209-34-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19030209-34-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19030209-34-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t19030209-34-punishment-27" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t19030209-34-punishment-27" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19030209-34-punishment-27" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-34-19030209 t19030209-34-punishment-27"/>Six months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, February</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1903.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">DOUGLAS HALE</hi> (45)</persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ROBERT FELTON</hi> (64)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19030209-232-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t19030209-232-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, Conspiring to induce persons to apply for shares in a Company called
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030209-232-offence-1 t19030209-name-142"/>Hale, Howitt, and Company, Limited</persName>, with intent to defraud.
<hi rend="italic">Second count.</hi> Conspiring to defraud the said Hale, Howitt, and Company.
<hi rend="italic">Other counts</hi>, for defrauding other persons.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. C. W. MATHEWS, MR. A. GILL</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRAHAM CAMPBELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CURTIS BENNETT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">During the progress of the case the prisoners stated that they would</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEAD GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to the first and second counts, upon which the Jury found a verdict of</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">on the first and second counts.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic"> Three convictions were proved against Felton, and one against Hale at this Court in September</hi>, 1890.
<hi rend="largeCaps">HALE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-232-19030209 t19030209-232-punishment-28"/>Nine months' hard labour.</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FELTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t19030209-232-punishment-29" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t19030209-232-punishment-29" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-232-19030209 t19030209-232-punishment-29"/>Three months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, February</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1903.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Lumley Smith, Esq., K.C.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to stealing a bicycle, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030209-233-offence-2 t19030209-name-145"/>Frederick Walter Wright</persName>, having been convicted of felony at Clerkenwell on January 3rd, 1899.</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-233-19030209 t19030209-233-punishment-30"/>Three years' penal servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BIRON</hi>
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<lb/>ander Jones</persName> and stealing fifteen watches and other articles, his property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JAY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19030209-name-150" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER JONES</persName> </hi>. I am a jeweller, of 99, West Green Road, Tottenham—on January 12th, at 9.30 p.m., I left my shop safely locked up—the next morning at eight o'clock I was sent for by the police, and found the shop door had been forcibly opened, and the police in charge of the place—I missed a quantity of gold and silver jewellery, some watches, and plated goods—I identify this pen and watch (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>), the watch by the name on the movement, the number on the case, and by the glass—these watches are sent out from the factory with flat glasses, and I substituted a best one for it.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030209-name-151" type="given" value="PERCY"/>PERCY LINTOT</persName> </hi> (357
<hi rend="italic">N.</hi>) I arrested the prisoner at 12.15 a.m. on January 22nd—I found upon him this pen and watch, a pair of gloves, two
<hi rend="italic">jemmies</hi>, a screw driver, a piece of candle, a box of matches, a knife, and a purse containing 10s. in silver.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030209-name-152" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES CHANDLER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective N.</hi>) I examined the prosecutor's premises on the morning of January 13th—an entry had been effected by pushing the catch back of a back window, lifting it, and forcing an iron sheet away—the kitchen door had also been forced, and another door leading to the shop—I compared the marks on the window and doors with the two
<hi rend="italic">jemmies</hi>, and they corresponded.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I did not make the marks upon the doors myself—Mr. Jones was with me when I compared them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030209-name-153" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19030209-name-153" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER JONES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) I was with the detective when he compared the marks with the
<hi rend="italic">jemmies</hi>—there was no opportunity for anyone to make the marks before I saw them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030209-235-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 Clerken-well on June</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1900,
<hi rend="italic">in the name of Sydney Howard. Four other con
<lb/>victions were proved-against him.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-235-19030209 t19030209-235-punishment-31"/>Three years' penal servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHRISTOPHER FREDERICK EMMOTT</hi> (52)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19030209-236-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Forging and uttering an endorsement on an order for payment of £12 12s., with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BIRON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030209-name-155" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD SQUIRE</persName> </hi>. I am an undertaker of 10, Royal Parade, Chislehurst—in March, 1902, I instructed the prisoner to collect an account of £12 12s. for me—I saw him again some time in April, and asked him if he had received the cheque, and he said "No"—I then wrote to Messrs. Hore, Patterson, and Co., of 52, Lincoln's Inn Fields, and got a reply from them saying that a cheque had been sent to Mr. Emmott on March 24th—I them put the matter into the hands of the Law Society—I know the prisoner's</p>
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<p>writing—this endorsement on this cheque (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) is his—it is not mine—I never saw the cheque until it was given me by the police—I did not give the prisoner authority to endorse it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> We were very friendly at the time—I have played at billiards with you—it is quite true that I had assigned my business and property to my wife—I did not tell you to cash the cheque, take your
<hi rend="italic">wack</hi>, and send the balance to me—there were no costs due to you—I had previously paid you £3 10s. for work done, and that included the collecting of this account.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030209-name-156" type="given" value="FREDERICK WILLOUGHBY"/>FREDERICK WILLOUGHBY HORES</persName> </hi>. I am one of the firm of Hore, Patterson, and Co., 52, Lincoln's Inn
<hi rend="italic">Fields</hi>—I remember receiving an account from Mr. Squires for 12 guineas, and there was a question as to the amount—I also remember receiving an application from Mr. Emmott for the money
<hi rend="italic">and on March 24th I sent the cheque</hi> produced for £12 12s. to Mr. Emmott—it is
<hi rend="italic">made payable to It. Squires or order, and has been paid</hi>—I do not recollect receiving any communication from Mr. Squires, but that may have been done without my knowing it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The cheque is endorsed "R. Squires, C. Fred. Emmott."</p>
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<interp inst="t19030209-name-157" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am a cashier at the Union Deposit Bank, 17, King William Street, Charing Cross—the prisoner presented this cheque for payment on March 26th—we had not enough money, and I gave him an exchange slip on the London and County Bank, Covent Garden Branch—I cannot say whether the cheque was already endorsed, or whether it was endorsed in my presence.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known you about fifteen years—I have never known you do anything dishonest.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030209-name-158" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19030209-name-158" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HEARUM</persName> </hi>. I am a cashier at the London and County Bank, Covent Garden Branch—on March 26th, I remember this exchange slip and cheque being brought to the Bank; I cannot say by whom—I gave the person twelve guineas, and the cheque has since been paid through the bank.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030209-name-159" type="given" value="ELIAS"/>ELIAS BOWER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Inspector.</hi>) I arrested the prisoner on February 3rd—I read the warrant to him; he replied, "I understand"—shortly afterwards, he said, "I admit endorsing the cheque; I thought I had some sort of authority from Mr. Squires to do so; I also admit I dad not pay the money over to Mr. Squires: I will tell the Magistrate the truth; I cannot dispute the facts; I must trust to his clemency to deal with me."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> "I was instructed by Squires to get the cheque, cash it, take my wack, and send the balance to him."</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">KAY LECKNER</hi> (13)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19030209-237-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="sodomy"/>, committing an act of gross indecency.</rs>
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<interp inst="t19030209-237-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="sodomy"/>Beckett was also charged with attempting to commit an unnatural offence with Leckner.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GREEN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BECKETT</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted
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<interp inst="t19030209-238-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/> for stealing two letters, a cheque for £50, and one for £4 10s., the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030209-238-offence-1 t19030209-name-163"/>Sydney Arthur Topping</persName>.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GREEN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030209-name-164" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WALLS</persName> </hi> (126
<hi rend="italic">City.</hi>) On February 8th, about 3 a.m., I was on duty at Bridewell Police Station when the prisoner was brought in—I searched him, and found two cheques on him, one for £50 and one for £4 10—I asked him where he got them from, and he said he found them in a passage—at that time I had had information as to what had happened in Bolt Court.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030209-name-165" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19030209-name-165" type="given" value="JONADAB"/>JONADAB GROTTICK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer.</hi>) I took the prisoner under remand to the Union—on the road he said that he and his brother were standing in Bolt Court when his brother suggested opening the letter boxes to see if there were any postal orders in them; that he went upstairs to get a pair of pincers, and then forced open the letter boxes and got the two cheques; that his brother kept the cheque for £4 10s., and he had the one for £50</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030209-name-166" type="given" value="SYDNEY ARTHUR"/>SYDNEY ARTHUR TOPPING</persName> </hi>. I am a commission agent of Bolt Court, Fleet Street—this cheque for £50 is from a client of mine—when I examined my letter box, I found that it had been forced open, and the lock smashed—when I left it the previous evening it was all right.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030209-238-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-238-19030209 t19030209-238-punishment-33"/>Three years' in a reformatory school.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">For the case of Edgar Edwards tried on Thursday and Friday, February</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th and</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th, see Surrey cases.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday. February</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1903.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Second count</hi> procuring the said Marjem Lie Gick to become a common prostitute.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi> Mr. Green
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, February</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FULTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. C. W. MATHEWS, MR. STEPHENSON, AND MR. MORRIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">During the progress of the case the prisoner withdrew his plea of justifi
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—Thursday, February 12
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1903.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before J. A. Rentoul, Esq., K.C.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030209-241-offence-1 t19030209-name-173"/>Richard Edwards</persName>, knowing it to have been stolen.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKE HALL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEYCESTER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ESSEX CASES</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ARTHUR GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19030209-name-175" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN MEACHAM</persName> </hi>. I am a French polisher, of 8, Trifina Place, Bow Lane—I was formerly a Reservist in the 18th Hussars—I was discharged from the Colours on August 10th, 1902, and went to 14, Abbey Street, Plaistow, where the prisoner, who is my aunt, lives—I only stayed a few hours—on August 11th I decided to leave that address, and told my aunt that letters might come for me, and that she was not to open them—I went to Bow Lane—I did not tell her the address—about three months after August 11th I went to see my aunt—I asked her if she had any letters for me—she showed me these opened envelopes—one contained my discharge, and the other a money order for £10—the postmarks are November 15th and 17th, and both are addressed to Private B. Meacham, 14, Abbey Street, Plaistow—I told her that she ought not to have opened them, and it was quite likely she would get into trouble over it—she said, "Don't make a fuss about that," and that she had already changed one order for £9, and would pay it back at £1 a week after Christmas, and that a man came into the shop who said he had been a soldier for fifteen years, and had shown her the way to change the order, and that she had paid £4 rent, and bough herself a pair of boots with the money—I reported the matter to Aldershot—the signature "Benjamin Meacham" on this order for £9 is not mine, nor written with my authority—it is dated December 1st, so that the inter
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> You asked me if I had money to lend, and I said no—I told you at the corner public-house that I had no money—I never said, "No, but if any money comes you can use it, as I have altered my address," nor anything of the kind—I said there might be letters, and that I did not know what might be in them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I changed my address because I did not like the place—I told the prisoner so.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030209-name-176" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK LLOYD</persName> </hi>. I am a Corporal in the 11th Hussars at Aldershot—I enclosed these Post Office Orders in the envelope produced, on Novem
<lb/>ber 10th, 1902, and posted it, after writing the address on it, "14, Abbey Street, Plaistow," which is the address entered by the orderly on the Army Form—that is the proper place to enter it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner.</hi> "That is the young woman who gave me the money."</p>
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<interp inst="t19030209-name-178" type="given" value="PRISCILLA"/>PRISCILLA HIBBS</persName> </hi>. I live at 12, Selwyn Road, Plaistow—14, Abbey Street is my property—the rent is 9s. 6d. a week—it was paid by Mr. Miller, the husband—he got into arrears in the autumn, and sometimes I received a few shillings over the 9s. 6d.—at most 2s. 6d. over, never £1.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Defective Officer.</hi>) On January 8th, about 5 p.m., I went with Inspector Nicholls to 14. Abbey Street, Plaistow—I said to the prisoner, "Is your name Mary Ann Miller?"—she said, "Yes,"—I said "I have a warrant for your arrest for stealing a Post Office Order for £9 in November last—she said, "Yes, I took it, but my boy had told me if I was short of money I could have some, I did not sign it, a man who came into the shop with a pair of old boots did that for me, but I do not know who he is, nor where he lives."</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030209-49-offence-1 t19030209-name-187"/>Edward Onslow</persName>, and other tools of other workmen. </rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-49-19030209 t19030209-49-punishment-39"/>Twelve months' hard labour each.</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t19030209-49-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Lumley Smith, Esq., K.C.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. F. E. GREEN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19030209-name-191" type="given" value="MARTHA"/>MARTHA CALNAN</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Phillip Calnan, a blacksmith, of 26, Market Buildings, High Street, Shadwell—on January 28th, about 6.30 p.m., I was in my rooms with the door locked, when the two prisoners broke open the door and forced their way in—Jarvis struck me under my right ear—I fell down, and was unconscious for some time—I do not re
<lb/>member anything more until I was scalded—my three little children were with me—the eldest is nine years old—when I came to, the prisoners had gone—I then went for a policeman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Jarvis.</hi> I did not call you a b----bastard, nor the female prisoner a b----rotten wh—I did not take up the tea kettle and scald myself.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030209-name-192" type="given" value="MARTHA"/>MARTHA CALNAN</persName> </hi>. I am eight "years old, and live with my mother—</p>
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<p>I remember the two prisoners bursting our door open—they then knocked mother down, and the woman took the kettle of hot water off the fire and poured it over her—mother yelled out and the two people ran off.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Jarvis.</hi> Mother did not take the kettle off the fir herself.</p>
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