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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
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<interp inst="t19030309-name-1" type="given" value="ROLLS"/>ROLLS CHAMBERS</persName>, No. 89, CHANCERY LANE.</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, March 9th, 1903, and following days.</p>
<p>Before the Right Hon.
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<interp inst="t19030309-name-2" type="given" value="MARCUS"/>SIR MARCUS SAMUEL</persName> </hi>, Knight,
<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; the Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t19030309-name-3" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GRANTHAM</persName> </hi>, Knight, one of the Justices of His Majesty's High Court; Sir
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<interp inst="t19030309-name-4" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH SAVORY</persName> </hi>, Bart., and Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE F. FAUDEL PHILLIPS</hi>, Bart., G.C.I.E., Alder
<lb/>men of the said City; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">FORREST FULTON</hi>, Knight, K.C., Recorder of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t19030309-name-7" type="given" value="HENRY GEORGE"/>HENRY GEORGE SMALLMAN</persName> </hi>, Esq., and
<hi rend="smallCaps">W.
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<interp inst="t19030309-name-8" type="given" value="MURRAY"/>MURRAY GUTHRIE</persName> </hi>, Esq., M.P., other of the Aldermen of the said City;
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<interp inst="t19030309-name-9" type="given" value="FREDERICK ALBERT"/>FREDERICK ALBERT BOSANQUET</persName> </hi>, Esq., K.C., Common Serjeant of the said City;
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<interp inst="t19030309-name-10" 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="t19030309-name-11" type="given" value="JAMES ALEXANDER"/>JAMES ALEXANDER RENTOUL</persName> </hi>, Esq., K.C., M.P., LL.D., Deputy Judge of the City of London Court, His Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030309-name-12" type="given" value="GEORGE WYATT"/>GEORGE WYATT TRUSCOTT</persName> </hi>, Knt., Alderman.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS HENRY BROOKE-HITCHING</hi>, Knt., J.P.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ALFRED PERCY DOULTON</hi>, Esq.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030309-name-13" type="given" value="JOSEPH DAVID"/>JOSEPH DAVID LANGTON</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SAMUEL, MAYOR. FIFTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—a dagger</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday and Tuesday, March</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th and</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1903.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoners were all deaf and dumb. The prosecutor having absconded</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Nine months' hard labour.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES ROBERT HAWES</hi> (32)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19030309-269-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-269-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>, to stealing, whilst employed under the Post Office, a post letter containing a postal order for 10s., the property of the
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030309-269-offence-1 t19030309-name-30"/>Postmaster-General</persName> </rs>.
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<hi rend="italic">Nine months' in the second division.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t19030309-269-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FREDERICK INMAN</hi> </persName>
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<interp inst="t19030309-270-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-270-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="embezzlement"/>, to stealing and embezzling an order for 14s. 6d. and £2, the property of Palmer, Limited, his masters.
<hi rend="italic">Also</hi> to forging and uttering an endorsement on an order for £6 14s. 7d., having been convicted of felony at this Court on February 6th, 1893</rs>.
<hi rend="italic">Two other convictions were proved against him</hi>.
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<hi rend="italic">Three months' hard labour.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t19030309-270-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY UPSON</hi> (46)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030309-271-offence-1 t19030309-name-38"/>Gertrude</persName>,
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<interp inst="t19030309-name-39" type="surname" value="UPSON"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030309-271-offence-1 t19030309-name-39"/>Sidney</persName>, and
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<interp inst="t19030309-name-40" type="surname" value="UPSON"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030309-271-offence-1 t19030309-name-40"/>Adelaide Upson</persName>, children under the ages of sixteen years, did neglect them in a manner likely to cause them unnecessary suffering and injury to their health</rs>.
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<hi rend="italic">Six months' hard labour.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t19030309-271-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ANGELO BERGAMASCO</hi> (26)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19030309-272-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="wounding"/>, to feloniously wounding
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030309-272-offence-1 t19030309-name-42"/>John Pendersen</persName> with intent to do him grievous bodily harm</rs>.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-272-19030309 t19030309-272-punishment-9"/>
<hi rend="italic">Twelve months' hard labour.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t19030309-272-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs>And</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY ASHLEY JONES</hi> (33)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19030309-273-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, to forging and uttering three receipts for the payment of £86, £50, and £50, with intent to defraud.</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve months' hard labour.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t19030309-273-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE PASSMORE</hi> (35)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19030309-274-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="receiving"/>, Feloniously receiving a watch the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030309-274-offence-1 t19030309-name-45"/>Richard Edwards</persName>, well knowing it to be stolen (
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKE HALL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEYCESTER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030309-name-46" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH EDWARDS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Richard Edwards, a dairyman, of 17, Whitmore Road, Hoxton—on December 25th we left our house about 6.30 p.m.—the front door was locked—we returned just before twelve—the door was open, and a policeman was outside, with whom I made a search—this jewel-case was open—it had not been locked—this watch (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) had been in it—it was gone—I next saw it at this Court last Session—the Carvers' Arms (
<hi rend="italic">Kept by the prisoner</hi>) is in Breadport Street, and about 200 or 300 yards from our house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I also lost a gold brooch and some other things—this watch is the only thing I have found.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. Our front door had been burst open.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030309-name-47" type="given" value="LOUIS LE"/>LOUIS LE RICHAU</persName> </hi>. I live at 18, Gaythorn Road, Wood Green, and am a Civil Service clerk—on October 26th I went to my parents house. 14. Jansens Road, South Tottenham—I put my umbrella in the stand—I remained in the house till about 6.15 when I left with my parents—my umbrella was still in the stand—we returned just after 8 p.m.—we found that the ground floor door had been opened, and getting a light we went upstairs and found the bedrooms in disorder—my umbrella had gone with other articles—on December 30th I went to Islington Police Station and identified my umbrella (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—its value is about 15s.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw some other articles at the station, but did not recognise anything else as stolen from the house.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030309-name-48" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH ORME</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Harry Orme, and now live at</p>
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<p>Highbury—last November we lived at 32, Manock Road, Tottenham—about 4.10 p.m., on November 9th, we left the house—we closed the door—we returned about 10.30—we opened the street door as usual and went upstairs—the doors were all open—the contents of a drawer in the back bedroom were thrown all over the floor—
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> marks were found on the street door—we missed this watch (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) and £1. but the people downstairs lost a lot of things—the watch belongs to my husband—its value is about 10s.—I next saw it on December 30th at Islington Police Station.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030309-name-49" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES GOODYEAR</persName> </hi>. I am a tobacconist's traveller, and
<hi rend="italic">live</hi> at 298, Commercial Road, Old Kent Road—on December 13th, about 2 p.m., I was at dinner at a coffee shop in Hyde Road, Hoxton—I know the Carvers' Arms, it is about 300 or 400 yards from the coffee shop—my van was outside, and was unattended for a few minutes—when I went outside I saw a man jump from the van—I followed, but he was too quick for me, and I lost him—I missed a brown-paper parcel containing eighteen boxes of cigars—they are made solely for my employer, Sir. C. J. Marshall, 862, Old Kent Road—these boxes (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) are exactly like the ones I missed—there were seven cigars in a box, and were worth a shilling a box.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I sell more of these boxes at Christmas than at other times—I sell to tobacconists and publicans—they are all of one brand—we sell them at other times besides Christmas—the prisoner is not one of my customers—I have been travelling for Marshall for about ten months.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030309-name-50" type="given" value="KATHERINE"/>KATHERINE SIMMONDS</persName> </hi>. I live at 2, Wiltshire Road, Hoxton, and am employed by Williams
<hi rend="italic">&</hi> Marshall, embroiderers—I stole these pieces of plush from them—I took them a little at a time—I was convicted on December 30 at North London Police Court—I was bound over to come up for judgment in £5—I took the plush home and asked Mrs. Bonnett, who is my lodger, to sell it; I told her I got them from the firm cheap, and that I was going to pay for them by instalments—I knew that Mrs. Bonnett, or her husband, used the Carvers' Arms—I did not say what I wanted for the plush—I left the price to Mrs. Bonnett—my employers have taken me back, and I am there now—I used to cut the plush into proper lengths.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030309-name-51" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA BONNETT</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of William Bonnett, of 2, Wiltshire Road, Hoxton—Mrs. Simmonds is my landlady—I last saw these pieces of plush seven or eight weeks before Christmas—Mrs. Simmonds gave them to me at different times—she asked me if I would sell them for her—I went to the prisoner's and asked him to buy them—he told me to go round to the side door, which is a private one—I had never asked him to buy anything from me before—I went to him because I knew he had some little children—he gave me 3s. for it; that was the amount I asked—there were three lots—I got 2s. 6d. for some of the pieces and 3s. for the rest—there was about three weeks between each of my visits.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My husband uses the Carvers' Arms—he is a working-man—the prisoner knew me by going in and out—I had no idea that the stuff was stolen—I took it openly into the house without any concealment</p>
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<p>—the prisoner told me to go to the side door because he wanted to show the stuff to his wife.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He did not ask me where I got it from.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030309-name-52" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK PIKE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective</hi>). On December 29, in consequence of information I received, I kept observation with Detective Clark on the prisoner's house—I was sometimes in one bar and sometimes in the other—I was dressed in rather rough clothes—on December 30 I went there again—I told the prisoner I was a police officer, and I showed him my official card; he made no reply to that—I said, "On December 13th twenty boxes of cigars were stolen from a van in Hyde Road and I have received information that you purchased them; is that so?"—he replied, "Oh dear, no; I have never had any cigars like that in my house, and, in fact, I only buy boxes of fifty, and only from my regular man"—I said, "I have also heard you have bought some watches and an umbrella which have been stolen; I shall search the house"—he said, "All right!"—he did not say if he had bought them or not—I then went with him into the front bedroom and searched it—I found there six metal and three silver watches (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—amongst them was the watch identified by Mrs. Orme—I searched the sitting-room on the first floor, and found six umbrellas and eight walking sticks (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—the umbrella identified by Mr. Le Richau was not amongst them—when I found these the prisoner said, "Those are all I have got, I know they are not stolen"—in the bar I found two cigar boxes—I said to the prisoner, "These answer the description of two of those stolen"—he said. "I have had them quite twelve months"—he did not say where he got them from—I said, "I shall arrest you on suspicion"—he said, "You have got me fair, I will give in; these are two of the boxes you are looking for, I bought them over the bar for 10s.": he did not say if the 10s. was for two boxes only, "he is short and stout, but I do not know him. I gave all the cigars away and burned all the other boxes"—I went into the kitchen, and on the chest of drawers there I found thirteen similar boxes—the prisoner said, "Now you have found them I shall make a clean breast of it"—he called to his wife, and said, "I am done; give the officer that gold watch in the cash box"—the box was in the kitchen, but the prisoner's wife had the key—she said "When I saw them searching the house I gave it to the potman to hide in the cellar"—I left the prisoner with another officer and went into the cellar where I found Cooper the potman, who took from under some straw in a dark corner of the beer cellar a gold watch, which Mrs. Edwards has identified—he handed it to me—I went upstairs to the prisoner, and he gave me from behind a box in the front bedroom the umbrella identified by Mr. Le Richau—I bad missed it when I had searched the room—he said. "That is the one you want. I gave a man 2s. 6d. for it several weeks ago that and the sliver watch are wrong, all the other things are straight; the gold Albert and metal watches I bought at a wholesale house at Houns
<lb/>ditch; I cannot think what made mo get mixed up with such a gang of thieves; I shall get three months and when it is over I shall make a fresh start and clear all those gentlemen out of my house"—in the chest of drawers in the kitchen I found the plush which has been identified.</p>
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<p>and in the bar a bottle of acid—on January 8, at Tottenham Petty Sessions, the prisoner was charged with receiving a watch, the property of Mr. Edwards—he made no reply.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The acid is that which publicans have in the bar to test money with—I made my note about half an hour after I left the house—I was in the Carvers' Arms for about an hour and a half—I spent about twenty minutes making my note—while I was going about the house I had no other officer with me—I have nobody here to corroborate my story, or who heard the prisoner say what I say he did—the umbrellas are not very valuable—the prisoner has a wife and two young children—only one umbrella has been identified, that one was not with the others—he said he had given 2s. 6d. for it—if he had not produced it I should not have found it—it was not in a position where it could be readily seen—the cigar boxes were all empty, the ones in the bar were on a shelf so that anybody could see them—the prisoner had nothing to do with putting the watch in the cellar he did not know it was there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">J. GOODYEAR</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) All the boxes shown to me were empty, I have brought a full one as a sample.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030309-name-53" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030309-name-53" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-53" type="surname" value="HOOPER"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-53" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD HOOPER</persName> </hi>. I live at 13, Wiltshire Road, and was a potman employed by the prisoner—on December 30 I received this gold watch from the prisoner's wife, I was in the cellar, and I put it down on some straw where the dog had been laying—I had not seen the prisoner since breakfast—he had nothing to do with hiding the watch.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had been with him just over two years—a Mr. Clark is there now—it is a beer house—the prisoner has been living there with his wife and family and carrying on a genuine business—he has been in the habit of advancing money to customers and I have known him take goods for doing so.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I do not know Newnham, or Aris, or Clark, or Charles Spering.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I do not know how any of this property got into the house—the
<hi rend="italic">missus</hi> said the governor had lent some money on the gold watch, and told me to put it in the cellar till called for.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030309-name-54" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030309-name-54" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-54" type="surname" value="CLARKE"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-54" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT CLARKE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective.</hi>) On December 30th I was with Pike in the Carvers' Arms—while Pike was searching I was in the passage—a part of the time the prisoner was left with me—he said, "I have been put away, I may as well give him everything."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I made a note of what he said—I did not hear the conversation between the prisoner and Pike.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030309-name-55" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030309-name-55" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-55" type="surname" value="MARTIN"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-55" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MARTIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer.</hi>) On December 30th the prisoner was brought to Islington Police Station with a number of articles—I told him he would be detained on the charge of receiving stolen property—he said. "I am done; I have been a fool, and when I get out of this I shall never take the game on again"—on the same day Mr. Le Richau called at the station—I showed him his umbrella—the prisoner was afterwards charged with house-breaking—he said, "I had nothing to do with the breaking and entering the house."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence on oath, said that all the goods found on his</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">premises were left there by customers to whom he had tent small amounts, and that he had taken the goods as security; that the watch identified by Edwards had been left on Boxing Day by a man who he knew as "Bill"; and had lent him</hi> 15s.
<hi rend="italic">on it, and that the same man had left the silver watch on Christmas Eve; that he lent him</hi> 3s. 6d.
<hi rend="italic">or</hi> 4s.;
<hi rend="italic">that the umbrella was brought in by one of "Bill's" companions, but he did not know his name; that he gave him</hi> 4s. 6d.
<hi rend="italic">on it; that a man representing himself to be one of Ogden's travellers brought the cigars in; that he bought them for</hi> 10s.,
<hi rend="italic">and put them on a shelf, and gave them away on Christmas Day as presents; that Pike had invented the whole of the conversation between them; and that he did not know the goods were stolen.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030309-name-56" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030309-name-56" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-56" type="surname" value="DRUMMOND"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-56" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM DRUMMOND</persName> </hi>. I am a blacksmith, of 21, Rosemary Street, Islington, about 200 yards from the Carvers' Arms—I have used the house—I was there on Boxing Day between 11 and 12 a.m.—three or four men were there who seemed to be together—one of them said to the pirsoner, "George, will you oblige me with 15s. on this watch until to-morrow?"—I saw some money pass, I do not know how much—the prisoner took the watch—I think it was like this gold one—this happened in the front bar—there was no concealment about it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known the prisoner about six years—I do not know the man who gave him the watch—the prisoner asked me to give evidence—nothing was said about giving me any money.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030309-name-57" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030309-name-57" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-57" type="surname" value="MARKHAM"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-57" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MARKHAM</persName> </hi>. I am a cabinet maker, of 5, Wiltshire Row, Hoxton—I use the Carvers' Arms—I have seen the prisoner lend money to customers times out of number—I have borrowed of him—I have left a ring as security with him—when I repaid him I got the ring back.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030309-name-58" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030309-name-58" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-58" type="surname" value="CRANLEY"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-58" type="given" value="JAMES HERBERT"/>JAMES HERBERT CRANLEY</persName> </hi>. I am manager of the West Kent Brewery—we hold the Carvers' Arms—the prisoner has been our tenant for six or seven years—I knew him personally before that—we have always found him an excellent tenant and an honest man.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030309-274-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-274-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t19030309-274-punishment-11" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t19030309-274-punishment-11" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-274-punishment-11" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-274-19030309 t19030309-274-punishment-11"/>Eighteen months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="def1-275-19030309" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARD CHUTER</hi> (41)</persName>
<rs id="t19030309-275-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19030309-275-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-275-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Feloniously forging and uttering an order for the payment of 4s. 6d., with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BIRON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030309-name-60" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030309-name-60" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-60" type="surname" value="TAMPLIN"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-60" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE TAMPLIN</persName> </hi>. I am sub-postmaster at Heston, Hounslow—on June 17th, 1901, I went to bed about 11.45 p.m.—I have a general dealer's shop and a post-office attached—I secured the place—I have a safe in the shop, in which I keep cash stamps, and postal orders—when I got up next morning about 5.45 I found the shop had been broken into—the safe had been taken away—it was my property—I do not know the makers—it weighed about a hundredweight—I bought it from the people I bought the business from—I complained to the police, and at the head post-office—there was in the safe £8 13s. 5d. post-office cash, £21 2s. belonging to my business. £7 19s. 2d. in stamps, and £49 15s. 3d.</p>
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<p>in postal orders—the safe had had a piece of wood put under it and had been carried through the kitchen and garden, taken over the garden wall, and burst open—some of my clothes were also taken—I have a record of the orders that I had—this order for 10s., No. N/29 969245, and this one for 15s., No. N/37 512749 (
<hi rend="italic">Produced.</hi>) were in my possession—they were then blank—they are now stamped with a stamp which is a very imperfect forgery—it would not have been issued without being stamped—the issuing office on the stamp is Dover—if a postal order was issued and signed by the postmaster it might be paid, even if he had forgotten to stamp it; but if it had not got a stamp or the postmaster's name on it it would not be paid—I do not think that "Manson "is the name of the post master at Dover.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I have never seen you before.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030309-name-61" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030309-name-61" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-61" type="surname" value="SIMMONDS"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-61" type="given" value="JESSIE"/>JESSIE SIMMONDS</persName> </hi>. I have a general shop at 390, High Street, Brent
<lb/>ford, and am postmistress there—on December, 1901, I left the shop locked up—there were a number of post-office orders locked up in my desk in the shop—next morning I found that the shop had been broken into, the desk broken open, and all the orders had gone—I take them up to my bedroom as a rule, but on this night I left them in my desk—this order for 4s. 6d., No. H/28 014187, was in my care, and was in my desk—it had then no stamp or postmaster's name on it—18s. in cash was token from my shop and 101 orders, value £36.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The orders were not all for 4s. 6d.—I swear this one was in my desk—I made out this list before the things were stolen—it is dated November 20th, 1901—my place was also broken into in June, 1901—about £3 11s. and some clothing was then stolen—I have never seen you near my place or in Brentford.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030309-name-62" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030309-name-62" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-62" type="surname" value="MARTIN"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-62" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MARTIN</persName> </hi>. I am a grocer, of Hanwell—on December 13th, about 11.20 p.m., the prisoner came in and asked me to change this 10s. 6d. postal order—I did so—I did not know his name—I had not known him before—I had closed the shop, but had not fastened the door—he asked me for some bacon—I have no doubt that he is the man—I after
<lb/>wards picked him out from fifteen others.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030309-name-63" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030309-name-63" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-63" type="surname" value="MOSS"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-63" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY MOSS</persName> </hi>. I have a shop at 78, Fieldgate Street, Whitechapel, where I sell musical instruments—just before Christmas a man came in and bought this banjo (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—he gave me in payment a postal order for 15s.—I cannot identify the man or the order—I gave him 3s. change—next day I took the order to Mr. Bull, who changed it for me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030309-name-64" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030309-name-64" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-64" type="surname" value="BULL"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-64" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BULL</persName> </hi>. I am an oil and colour man, of 95, New Road, White
<lb/>chapel—I changed this postal order for Mr. Moss just before Christmas—I cannot remember the date.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030309-name-65" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030309-name-65" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-65" type="surname" value="FULLER"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-65" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM FULLER</persName> </hi>. I am a tea and coffee dealer at 135, High Street, Harlesden—on December 24th the prisoner came in and bought some groceries—he offered this postal order for 4s. 6d. in payment, which I accepted—there was no name on it, so I asked him to sign his name on the back, and he put "Edward Newman "on it—I cashed it at the post-office, and put my name on it—I afterwards picked him out from some others.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not remember the date that I identified you—I did nut see you in the waiting-room and then walk out and afterwards identify you.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I am quite sure he is the man I changed the order for.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030309-name-66" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030309-name-66" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-66" type="surname" value="LEWIN"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-66" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK LEWIN</persName> </hi>. I am chief clerk at the Dover post-office—the stamp on these postal orders for 10s., 15s., and 4s. 6d. is not genuine—there is no officer at the place named J. Manson—the postmaster's name is Goulding—he has been there four years but he would not sign the orders; they would be signed by the issuing clerk with his own name for the postmaster—there are about fifty clerks there, but none named Manson.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030309-name-67" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030309-name-67" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-67" type="surname" value="MULLINS"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-67" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY MULLINS</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Detective T.</hi>). On January 21st. about 6.30 a.m., I went to the prisoner's house 21 Wilmot Place, Hanwell—I saw the prisoner, and told him I should arrest him for committing a burglary at Kew Bridge and also at Heston post office—he replied, "All right; I know nothing about it"—he was taken to the station, and later in the day was charged—he made no reply—I searched his house and found this banjo.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You were not under arrest when I went to your house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, said that he had nut changed the postal orders; that he had never been to Harlesden, and had been mistaken for another man.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t19030309-275-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19030309-275-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-275-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
<lb/>well on April</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1891,
<hi rend="italic">and eight other convictions were proved against him</hi>.
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<hi rend="italic">Four years' penal servitude</hi>.</rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="def1-276-19030309" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-276-19030309" type="age" value="24"/>
<interp inst="def1-276-19030309" type="surname" value="O'BRIEN"/>
<interp inst="def1-276-19030309" type="given" value="JOHN ERNEST"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN ERNEST O'BRIEN</hi> (24)</persName>
<rs id="t19030309-276-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19030309-276-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-276-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Forging and uttering an order for the payment of 15s. with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BRION</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SIMMONDS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030309-name-69" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030309-name-69" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-69" type="surname" value="SIMMONDS"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-69" type="given" value="JESSIE"/>JESSIE SIMMONDS</persName> </hi>. I keep the Post Office at 390, High-street, Brentford that was broken into on December 7, and a number of postal orders were stolen; among them was No. N/39 087852 for 15s.—it was in my desk when the post office was broken into, and Nos. N/39 087858 and N/37 203000, for 15s. were also in my desk—I lost 101 orders, value £30 6s.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030309-name-70" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030309-name-70" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-70" type="surname" value="NORMAN"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-70" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE NORMAN</persName> </hi>. I live at 30, Percy Road, Shepherd's Bush, and keep a refreshment stall—on December 10, 1902, the prisoner and another man came to my stall and asked me to change a postal order for 15s.—I cannot recognise the other man, as he stood behind the prisoner, who gave me an order for two sandwiches and two cups of coffee—the other man eat his up quickly and walked away—thinking they were both going without paying. I said to the prisoner, "Please, will you pay me?"—he said, "Don't be in a hurry"—he gave me this postal order. I said, "It is rather late to give me an older. I do not think I can cash it—it was about 12.45 a.m.—he said. "My brother sent it to me by the last post last night and I have no more money; you can either cash the order or have nothing"—I took it and gave him 14s. 4d. change—next morning I gave it to my cake traveller—I do not know his name.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This is the only postal order I have ever cashed in business—I did not think there was anything wrong with it, I thought it was genuine—I deducted 8d. from the 15s.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030309-name-71" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030309-name-71" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-71" type="surname" value="READ"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-71" type="given" value="HENRY CHRISTIAN"/>HENRY CHRISTIAN READ</persName> </hi>. I supply the last witness with cakes on behalf of my firm—on December 11th I received this postal order, No. N/20 087858, from him for 15s.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I passed the order to my firm in the usual way—I identify it by the letters K. B. on it, and that is the only 15s. order which I took.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030309-name-72" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030309-name-72" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19030309-name-72" type="given" value="JAMES WILLIAM"/>JAMES WILLIAM CARMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a master slater, of 69, Graham Gardens, Hanwell—about the middle of December I was in the Princess of Wales, Boston Road, about 8 p.m.—I saw the prisoner and several other men there talking—I knew the prisoner casually—he asked me if I would give him a job, I said I had nothing to give him—I went outside, he followed, and asked me to change an order for him—I said I could get it changed for him—I thought he asked me to change it because it was after post office hours—I got it changed for him at Mr. Woolard's, at the ham and beef shop, who I was well acquainted with—I gave the prisoner the change—we went back into the public house and had some drink together—a night or two afterwards I was in the public house between 10 and turning-out time—
<hi rend="italic">me</hi> and the prisoner walked up the road together—I said, "I am going into Mr. Holmes'"—he said, "Can you change an order for me?"—I said I could get it changed—it was for 15s.—I bought a saucepan there for my wife for 2s. 6d.—I gave the prisoner the change, and he said, "Never mind about the half-crown," and I gave him the change less 2s. 6d.—I first heard that the orders were wrong, on the following Tuesday—when I got home I found Sergeant West had been up to my place in the morning—I saw the prisoner, and he told me not to say where I got the orders from, because they were wrong, and he tried to persuade me to get a shave so that Woolard would not recognise me—I said I should not do it—he said he had signed the orders for Ted Chuter, and that he (
<hi rend="italic">the prisoner</hi>), had
<hi rend="italic">pinched</hi> the orders from Chuter—I know Chuter by sight—I have seen him at Brentford—I did not know how he was mixed up in this except by what the prisoner told me—I saw Chuter in the Prince of Wales once.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have been known at the ham and beef shop for about twelve months—Mr. Holmes would also know me, and where I lived—it was not my suggestion that I should get the orders changed—Chuter was in the dock at the Police-court at the time I gave my evidence—I did not tell the Magistrate that the prisoner had told me that he had signed the orders for Chuter, I did not think it necessary—I had only known Chuter casually for about a fortnight—I know his brother well—the prisoner told me that he had been serving in the Imperial Yeomanry in South Africa., that is how we came to get into conversation—I do not know the dates of the burglaries—the first I heard that anything was wrong with the orders was from the prisoner when he came to my place.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030309-name-74" type="given" value="FREDERICK GEORGE"/>FREDERICK GEORGE BIRCH</persName> </hi>. I am a traveller for Samuel Ward & Co.—I received this order from Holmes—I wrote his name on the back of it.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030309-name-75" type="given" value="LEONARD"/>LEONARD WOOLARD</persName> </hi>. I keep a ham and beef shop at 56. Boston Road, Hanwell—I know Carman as a customer—about December 12th he brought me this 15s. postal order—it has my signature on it—I changed it at the post office.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I should not change an order for a complete stranger, I should want to know something about him, or unless he bought some goods for a large proportion of the amount of the order.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030309-name-76" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK LEWIN</persName> </hi>. I am chief clerk at the Dover Post Office—these three postal orders for 15s. each have a forged stamp on them—there is no person named J. Manson there.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant X.</hi>) About 7 a.m. on January 21 I went, with other officers, to the prisoner's house at 5. Walton Terrace. Hanwell—I woke him up and told him who I was—I said. "I shall arrest you for receiving postal orders"—he replied. "All right"—he dressed and I took him to Hanwell Police-station—I said, "You will also be further charged for forging and uttering two postal orders which you got Carman to change for you"—he said, "Did he say so?"—I said, "Yes"—he said. "Then I shall deny it."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner was in the Imperial Yeomanry—he joined on February 27th, 1901—he sailed in March. 1901. and got his discharge in England on August 17th, 1902—he was in the 32nd company of the Middlesex Yeomanry—I find that while he was away he allowed his mother to draw 2s. 6d. or 3s. a day out of his pay, which she banked in her name—I think it amounted to about £40—I found that a large number of persons had cashed the stolen orders—only two of them could identify the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence on oath, said that he had met a man in the Princess of Wales in December, who said that he had been out in South Africa, and asked him to change three postal orders that, as it was after</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">p.m. that he did so; that the man was a stranger; that he had not seen him since; that he did not know the orders were wrong; that he had not told Carman to get shaved: that they spent the change on beer; but that when he found the orders were stolen, he asked Carman not to say where he got the orders from as he thought he might get into trouble.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday and Tuesday, March</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th and</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1903.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Other similar connections were proved against him.
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<hi rend="italic">To enter into recognisances.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Nine months' hard labour.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant H.</hi>) On January 31st I went with Smart and Besson to 44, Gunn-street, about 4 o'clock—we waited outside about ten minutes, and then went to the top of the house and entered the front room and saw the three prisoners round the fire—directly we got inside the elder woman said, "Good God, look out!"—they all sprang to their feet—I noticed a coin in Jones' hand—he dropped it in the fender—Mary Taylor was going out, but Besson stopped her—Jones said that the women were innocent—they said nothing—I searched the room and found a large bowl containing plaster of Paris, and on the fire was a small iron spoon containing molten metal—the ladle was decidedly hot—this mould with metal in it was in the fender—one coin in it was dated 1892 and the other 1896—an iron clamp, which was hot, was fixed to the mould—it was not on the fire—I also found a bag of silver sand and a bag of plaster of Paris, some copper wire, a canvas bag, part of an electric battery, some pieces of glass a small piece of sandpaper, a hammer, and another clamp—Smart also found some articles—the prisoners did not appear to be going out when we entered—they had not got their clothes on for going out they seemed sitting comfortably at home—I took the two women to the station—neither of them said that they had been out, or that they came in and were surprised to see Jones there—they did not say that till they got to the station.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi> E. Taylor. There were three chairs, and you were all sitting close to the fire.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030309-name-91" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS SMART</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective H.</hi>) I was with Gannett and Besson on January 31st—we waited about ten minutes outside and then entered the room—Mary Taylor said, "Good God, look out!"—they were sitting at the fireplace, the man in the centre had a coin in his hand—the women had not their hats on—they put them on to go to the station we had been outside ten minutes—I found six counterfeit half-crowns in Jones' waistcoat pocket, and in a cupboard six packages of cyanide of potassium, and a quantity of plaster of Paris in a cupboard on the other side of the room—I took Jones—I was present when they were charged at the station—I did not hear either of the women make any answer.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030309-name-92" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030309-name-92" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-92" type="surname" value="BESSON"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-92" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BESSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective E.</hi>) I was with the other two officers—on entering the room the elder woman jumped to her feet and shouted out, Good God, look out!" and the younger prisoner rushed out and got on to the landing—I fetched her back—she said nothing—neither of them made any suggestion of having been out and coming in.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030309-name-93" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030309-name-93" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19030309-name-93" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am an inspector of coin to H.M. Mint—this is a double mould for half-crowns, with the two
<hi rend="italic">gets</hi> attached, and there are two pieces of metal forming the mould—these clamps are to hold the mould—here is some copper wire and part of a very crude battery for silvering, and two pieces of glass—cyanide of potassium is used in con
<lb/>nection with plating—all those things are part of the stock in trade of a coiner—the coins found in Jones' pocket were from the mould produced.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners statements before the Magistrate. Mary Ann Taylor says:</hi> "I went out at 2 o'clock to get in some necessaries, my daughter came with me, no one was in the room then, I was gone out an hour and a half, and when I returned I saw this man in the room, what business he had I do not know, I had not time to accost him when the police came.
<hi rend="italic">Elizabeth Taylor says:</hi> "I go out to work; Saturdays and Sundays are the only days I have at home."'</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030309-name-94" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN TAYLOR'S</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defence.</hi> I am innocent. I did not know the man was in the room.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030309-name-95" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-95" type="surname" value="TAYLOR'S"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-95" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH TAYLOR'S</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defence.</hi> I go out to work in the daytime. I want to call Mr. Rose.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">T. SMART</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) I went to the address she gave, but Mr. Rose was not known.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>.
<hi rend="italic">Six convictions Were proved against</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JONES</hi>.
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<hi rend="italic">Five years' penal servitude.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MARY TAYLOR</hi>.
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<hi rend="italic">Six months' hard labour.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ELIZABETH TAYLOR</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-283-19030309 t19030309-283-punishment-20"/>One month's hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY CHITTY</hi>(34)</persName>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN DUGGAN</hi> (26)</persName>.
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<interp inst="def3-284-19030309" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES FREDERICK BAILEY</hi> (35)</persName>. and
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<interp inst="def4-284-19030309" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HORACE PUTNAM</hi> (28)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030309-284-offence-2 t19030309-name-100"/>rmy and Navy Co-operative Society</persName>. Limited to which </rs>
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<interp inst="def5-284-19030309" type="surname" value="CHITTY"/>
<interp inst="def5-284-19030309" type="given" value="HENRY"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CHITTY</hi> </persName>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030309-284-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-284-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi> and
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JENKINS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DRUMMOND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Duggan</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi> for
<hi rend="italic">Bailey, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARBURTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">For Putnam.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030309-name-102" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030309-name-102" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-102" type="surname" value="STONE"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-102" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM STONE</persName> </hi>. I am a butcher, of 146, Franklyn Road, North—tie prisoner Bailey is a neighbour of mine—he is a barber—he said to me last October that if I wanted any linoleum he had a friend in the line, and could get it at cost price—I purchased a piece when Bailey and Putnam were in the shop—Bailey asked me about it, and I said I would have a look at it—I have seen it outside—he said the price was 18s. a piece, and I bought it for 18s., and paid Putnam for it—he gave me no receipt, I never asked for one—I bought a small piece, about 2 1/2 yards, of Bailey about January 1, for 6s., I selected it at his shop—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—it has been used since—I bought twenty-two yards more at the end of January, for which I paid Bailey £2 Os. 6d. in his shop—this (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) looks like it—it was new, then—the police took it away—just before Bailey was arrested in February, I was passing his shop, and went in, and he asked me if I could
<hi rend="italic">do with</hi> a table cloth—I said that I would take it and see whether my good lady liked it—the price was 4s. 6d. on approval—this was in the morning, and Bailey was arrested in the evening—I saw Putnam twice—he came to my shop about three weeks before he was arrested, and said that he would bring some curtains down for me to look at—he brought five single pairs, and I bought two pairs at 19s.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. I have carried on business in Franklyn-road seventeen or eighteen years, and my father had it before me—Bailey employed several hands, and did a good business—I knew him as a neighbour on friendly terms—he told me he could get them from a friend who was in the line, as I had taken a new place—I afterwards gave him the order for oilcloth—I gave him 1s. 6d. a yard for the linoleum, which I believed to be a fair price—he told me he had known Putnam a long time, and that he was in the furnishing line, and I knew that as well—there was no concealment—things were done in a very open manner, and I had no suspicion.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HARBURTON</hi>. I have known Putman some years, but I did not know his name till Bailey introduced him—I do not suggest that either of the prisoners is not as respectable as myself.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Putnam did not tell me where the linoleum came from—I thought 1s. 6d. a yard was a fair price for it—Bailey said that it came from the stores, and I believe he said the Army and Navy Stores, but I am not sure.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. He said that after I bought it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. I cannot say whether he mentioned the Army and Navy Stores as he was getting into the cab to go with the police—it was fresh in my memory then—I did not hear it—I have not said that he did, but before that he said, "What I paid £2 0s. 6d. for is right, and I believe he said the Army and Navy Stores—I am quite certain about that—he might have mentioned it before his arrest. I cannot remember everything said, are these straight?"—he said, "Yes," and I believed him. Ernest Andrews. I am a watch-maker, of 11, Blackstock-road—I</p>
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<p>know Bailey, he is a hairdresser—I bought nine square yards of linoleum from him on January 27. for which I paid 18s.—he came to me one day and said that the linoleum I had was not particularly grand that he had a friend in the wholesale line and could get me a piece, cheap.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>—I have known Bailey about eight years—his place is about three minutes' walk from mine—he has amongst the whole neighbourhood the character of an honest and respectable man—I formed the opinion that the price I paid for the linoleum was a fair price for nine yards, which is about a remnant.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030309-name-103" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19030309-name-103" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN WEALS</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, and live at 77, Avenel-road. Hornsey—I know Bailey—he asked me early in January if I could do with some linoleum—I said. "Yes"—I bought twelve yards for 18s.—it was quite new—he did not tell me where it came from.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. I have known Bailey five or six years—I am a dressmaker—my house is about twenty minutes' walk from Bailey's—he bears the highest character in the neighbourhood—I paid him what I thought a fair and proper price for the linoleum.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030309-name-104" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030309-name-104" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-104" type="surname" value="DUCK"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-104" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED DUCK</persName> </hi>. I am a provision dealer of 135, Fontil-road—I know Bailey—on February 5 he came to me and said he had some rugs and window curtains he wanted to sell for a friend—I bought this rug (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) for 15s. 6d., and some curtains on the same day, for 10s. the pair—I introduced a Mr. Breed to Bailey, who bought from him a remnant of inlaid linoleum for 15s.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. My business place is about 150 yards from Bailey's—I have carried on business there about twelve years—Bailey has, to the best of my recollection, carried on business at his present place for something like eight years—I have been a customer of his, and he of mine—he is known in the neighbourhood as a thoroughly honourable and upright tradesman—I have known Mr. Breed about three years—he is a baker—it was through me that Mr. Breed became a purchaser of this linoleum from Mr. Bailey—I did not examine the articles, I paid what the man asked me, and put them on one side—there was nothing in the price that aroused any suspicion in my mind.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030309-name-105" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030309-name-105" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-105" type="surname" value="BREED"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-105" type="given" value="JAMES ALFRED"/>JAMES ALFRED BREED</persName> </hi>. I am a baker and confectioner of 87, Hazelfield-road, Hornsey—I know Mr. Duck—it was through Mr. Duck I bought some linoleum from Bailey for 15s. as a remnant.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi> I knew Mr. Duck in business—we dealt with each other—he told me that Bailey had mentioned to him that he had a remnant to sell; in consequence I went to Bailey's shop—I had not known him before that, nor had I ever spoken to him personally—I had seen him in the neighbourhood—I paid what I believed to be a fair price for the article.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. Bailey's shop is a hairdresser's, and I went there—this linoleum was laid out in the front shop under the seat—there were no other things there, such as linoleum, curtains, mats, or rugs, or any furniture, only this linoleum.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030309-name-106" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030309-name-106" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19030309-name-106" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES MORLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector Y.</hi>) In consequence of information I received, I went with Inspector Fuller and Mr. Brennan to see Bailey—</p>
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<p>he keeps a small barber's shop in Fontil-road—I said to him, "Your name is Bailey, I believe?"—he said, "Yes"—I said, "We are police officers; I have called to see you about some linoleum, curtains, &c, which have been left here by Carter, Paterson"—he said, "Yes"—I said, "I do not know whether you care to say where you got these things from, who sent them to you"—He said, "Mr. Duggan, I do not exactly know his address, but he resides at Edmonton"—I asked him what Duggan was, but he did not know—I said, "You have sold some linoleum to Mr. Stone, the butcher, and a few curtains"—he replied, "Yes"—I said, "You must consider yourself in custody; I am
<hi rend="italic">going</hi> to search your place"—I told him he had been receiving goods from the Army and Navy Auxiliary Stores, delivered by Carter, Paterson—I think I told him that before I said he must consider himself in custody—I told him he had had four consignments of linoleum from the Stores, and one of curtains, & c, on the 4th—he replied, "Yes"—he said he would tell me ever thing; that he had sold some curtains to Mr. Duck, Mrs. Weals, of Avenel-road, and to a person at Chiswick; that he was introduced to Duggan by Mr. Putnam, of Sandringham-road, Dalston, and that he purchased the goods from Duggan and had received them from Duggan—he did not say who Duggan was, but Mr. Brennan, who was present with me, nodded to me and said that it was all right—I did not know anything about Duggan till his name was mentioned then—I searched Bailey's house, and found these chenille curtains (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) on the first floor, tied up in a parcel, also a small remnant of linoleum half had been cut off—that was in the back bedroom—that was all I found there—it was inlaid linoleum—I then sent Bailey to the station in charge of two officers—I then went with Inspector Fuller and Mr. Brennan to Putnam's house. 150, Sandringham-road, Dalston—I saw Putnam there—I told him we were police officers, and had called respecting some linoleum and curtains that he had which Bailey and Duggan had been dealing with, stolen from the Stores—he replied, "ome time ago Duggan told me he could
<hi rend="italic">do me</hi> some curtains cheap—about last Tuesday week or fortnight he sent me five pairs of curtains to look at; I have got one pair here, Stone has two pairs; he gave me 19s. for the two pairs. I had 4s. of it, I expect Bailey and Duggan had some
<lb/>thing"—a rug was lying in front of the hearth, and I said, "Where did you get this from?"—it was in use—he said, "I had it from Duggan about two months ago; up to the arrival of the last parcel I thought the things were all right"—I said, "In some cases I find Duggan has delivered the property to Bailey and you have taken the money"—he said, "Yes"—I then searched his house, and found this pair of crimson chenille cur
<lb/>tains hanging up in the front window—he said he got them from Duggan—I was not present when Duggan was arrested.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DRUMMOND</hi>. I did not know Duggan—I dis
<lb/>covered that he has been employed at the Army and Navy Stores for something like three years—I made no inquiries as to his character.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. I met Bailey first outside his own shop—I told him we were police officers, and had called about some linoleum curtains, &c., left there by Carter, Paterson—he had no hesita
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<p>in telling me that they came from Duggan—I asked Bailey the address, and he said he only knew it was Upper Edmonton—then I said that he (Bailey) had sold some linoleum and curtains to Mr. Stone, the butcher—he replied, "Yes"—he then said he had received four consignments, and sold some linoleum and some curtains to Mr. Duck, and some to Mrs. Weals, and a man at Chiswick, who I now know to be a hair dresser named Walsom—he did not tell me that he had known Putnam for something like eight years—he did not mention any time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I found these letters (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) in Bailey's pocket and in his house—one in his pocket is dated December 21st, it is signed by "J. Duggan," and relates to some inlaid tile-pattern linoleum he is sending to Bailey [
<hi rend="italic">Marked "D.</hi>"], the next one [
<hi rend="italic">Marked "C.</hi>"] is signed "J. D." to Bailey—it says, "Dear Mr. Bailey—Have sent you two covers one chenille and one tapestry; hope these will please you as they are very good; chenille 10s., tapestry 9s., also two rugs, one large one, 60s. price 8s. 6d., one smaller, 47s. fid., price 7s. Will arrive C. P. to-night. Will call on you to-morrow night. I remain yours truly, J.D."—I also produce another letter, signed "J. Duggan," addressed to Mr. Bailey 156, Font-road, Finsbury Park [B]—I found a number of letters on Putnam when I arrested him, two of which relate to this case a postcard signed "Charlie," and addressed to Putnam telling him that he can do with some lino and oil-cloth for stairs and this letter fs dated 23rd December, signed "Charlie" and addressed to Putnam at Sandringham-road—it states that certain linoleum did not suit a certain party, but had been disposed of all right; and he would be pleased to have a piece the same size, but it must be a tile
<lb/>pattern, as it was for a shop; that he did not fancy a floral pattern; that he got the same as he paid for the lot, 12s. the large, and 6s. from Stone, but cut a piece off large enough for the front of his own shop, so that he got that for nothing, and if anymore was forthcoming he supposed he should be acquainted with it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030309-name-107" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030309-name-107" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-107" type="surname" value="FULLER"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-107" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT FULLER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector A.</hi>) I accompanied Inspector Morley and Superintendent Brennan when Bailey and Putnam were taken into custody—I did not hear all the conversation between Bailey and Inspector Morley—Bailey was first arrested; an hour later Duggan, and three or four hours afterwards, Putnam—Chitty was arrested the next morning—I saw Duggan at Finsbury Park Railway Station—I told him that Bailey had said that a lot of linoleum and other things traced to his possession had come through him (Duggan)—he said, "I will tell you all: Putnam or Bailey used to get the order and tell me what was wanted. I would tell Chitty, the packer and he would get the things and send them; Chitty always told me he was well in with the travellers and could get things cheap: I made but little out of it; I have two pairs of curtains and a rug at home; if we got £ for anything I generally got about 3s. 6d.: Chitty told me he did not have much out of it."'</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DRUMMOND</hi>. Duggan said that Chitty always told him he was well in with the travellers, and could get the things cheap—there is nothing against Duggan's character as far as I know.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. I understood Bailey to say that a lot of</p>
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<p>things traced to his possession, had come through Duggan—Bailey said he knew Putnam, and it was through Putnam he knew Duggan.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARBURTON</hi>. Putnam is a man of good charac
<lb/>ter as far as I know.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant G.</hi>) I searched Duggan's house, 109, Hazel bury-road, Edmonton, on the 10th—I found in the passage one pair of rep curtains—another pair was hanging up in the front room, and these two rugs (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) in the front parlour.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DRUMMOND</hi>. The articles were all in use.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030309-name-109" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BRENNAN</persName> </hi>. I am house-superintendent of the Army and Navy Auxiliary Stores—I was present part of the time when Bailey was arrested—I
<hi rend="italic">was</hi> only at Bailey's place—Duggan had been close on three years at the stores as foreman polisher, in charge of other men, at wages which averaged 45s. a week—Chitty was in charge of the carpets and curtain packing room as foreman packer—he was on the permanent staff about ten years—previous to that he was some twelve months as odd man—his wages were 29s. a week—one worked on the ground floor and the other on the first floor, but they would constantly meet—they had no business to do so—Chitty, as foreman-packer, would have access to where the curtains, &c, were kept—his duty would be in the department for packing goods sold to members of the Stores—the parcel would be tied with string, and a label put on with the name of the customer and the salesman—a packer, or Chitty himself, would then take the parcel away—nobody would take any notice if he was seen carrying a parcel of carpets or curtains—the most implicit confidence was placed in him—the parcel would be placed in the van for despatch—there would be nothing whatever to prevent Chitty coming down with a parcel, initialing the bill himself, and patting it at the last moment in the van—he, would make out a label which the managing foreman would see corresponded with the bill—Chitty was thoroughly trusted.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DRUMMOND</hi>. I exercise a general supervision of certain matters—I do not supervise Chitty's or Duggan's departments—Duggan was a piece-worker at 10 1/2 d. an hour, paid weekly—he was under Union rules, which would not allow him to go on the permanent staff—travellers do not go to Chitty, they go to the manager of each department—Chitty had a manager over him, Mr. Gordon of the trans
<lb/>port department—travellers do not come into the transport department—they do to the carpet department—it is possible for Chitty to see them—the foreman packer is not connected with the carpet department, although he packs the carpets—there was great objection to Chitty and Duggan bring together—Chitty told me they had been together—the understood rule is that they are not to go out of their department and waste their time—there is no absolute rule that they should not speak to each other—I have never heard of travellers coming to persons under Chitty and Duggan and letting them have goods cheap to sell to their friends—employees could buy goods from the Stores under the ordinary price by permission of one of the Managing Directors, and it has been done—I have not known it done without permission—I should report it</p>
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<p>if I discovered such a thing—there is a distinct rule that employees are not to be allowed to have any communication with travellers—that applies to everybody, whether on the permanent stall' or not—I do not know that he was told of the rule.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. I am not head of the private detec-tives—I have not been in the Force—Chitty and Duggan were both thoroughly respectable men as far as I knew—I have had implicit confi
<lb/>dence in them—they would not have been in the Stores all the time they had if they had not been persons of the highest character.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Chitty would be told the rules when engaged, but Duggan would not have any rules given him—they would have to go out of their way to meet.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030309-name-110" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY CHITTY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner.</hi>) I have been for eleven years foreman packer at the Army and Navy Auxiliary Stores—I had access to the carpets and curtains department—I have pleaded guilty to stealing the articles mentioned in the indictment—I saw at the police court the articles I took—they were sent to Putnam's and Bailey's places—I did not know Bailey before I sent goods to him—I think the first time I sent to Bailey was three or four weeks before Christmas—Duggan gave me the address—he said he had a client if we could get the stuff, who would buy it—I had to steal the stuff to get it—I sent it to Bailey by Carter Paterson—I have never sent any bill or invoice or any written document with the things to Bailey or Putnam—Duggan told me to send the things to Putnam—Duggan paid me for them—I got 2s. 6d. a pair for the curtains—the value of them, I should say, was 37s. lid.—I do not know what Bailey paid for them—I never met Bailey till I saw him at the West
<lb/>minster Police Court—I never came into communication with Putnam until then—it was all done between me and Duggan.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DRUMMOND</hi>. I never told Duggan I got the things through the travellers, nor that I stood well in with the travellers—Duggan said he had a client if he could get the stuff, a few days before the first lot went off to Bailey, I believe, I cannot be certain—I told him I would get the stuff, which I did—I did not tell him I was going to steal it—£ supplied it to his order to Bailey and Putnam, receiving these small sums for it—Duggan did not tell me how much he got—I had been in the employ of the Stores a long time before Duggan came there—I had never bought any things from the Stores and sold them again—I never bought anything from the travellers that came to the Stores or had any dealings with them; I never saw them—I should say it would be impossible to deal with the travellers, as they go direct to the managers room—there is an order that employees are not to have any communication with travellers at all—when Duggan said he had a client who would buy the goods, we talked the matter over for a day or two—I never said anything about getting them from the travellers—I never told him I was going to steal them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I believe I told Duggan I should have to get them from the department—he had nothing to do with getting them at all—I had to go to the department to get the stuff, and then I had to pack it—</p>
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<p>nothing was said as to how much I was to get, or he was to get, until it went away—there was no invoice or letter sent with the goods—Duggan used to tell me what goods to send—he told me where to send them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DRUMMOND</hi>. The value of the things was marked in plain figures on buckram tickets sewn on the rugs—I did not give Duggan the prices for him to tell the people to whom he sold the things—the rugs were in my room for some time before they were sent away—I never sent goods off without Duggan seeing tuem.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The tickets would not be taken off till just before the goods were sent—Duggan would have an opportunity of seeing the prices on the tickets when the goods were lying in my room.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030309-name-111" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM FOX</persName> </hi>. I live at 62, Church Road, Upper Norwood, and am sub-manager of the curtain and carpet department of the Auxiliary Stores—I have seen the various articles here—they are similar to things sold in my department—I can actually identify one piece of linoleum—the stock value of inlaid linoleum is 3s. 6d. a square yard, that is what we should sell it at—it could not be sold at a profit at 1s. 6d. or 2s. a yard—it could not be produced at the price—the value of the two rugs produced is £1 and 30s.—the small Turkey rug would be a guinea—I cannot trace that any of the things have ever been sold to Chitty—as far as I know, Bailey and Putnam have never dealt at the Stores, nor Duggan—the name of any employee, if he bought goods, would appear in the books, but not the destination.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DRUMMOND</hi>. The Mersapore rugs are worth, I should say, 30s. and 20s.—it would be excessive to say that they were worth 60s. and 47s. 6d.—I could not deny that it is possible the foremen in the different departments might have dealings with travellers coming to the Stores; it might happen, but it would be strictly against the rules if they are on the permanent staff—the rule is not told to those not on the permanent staff.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. 3s. 6d. a square yard is the price charged by the Stores for inlaid linoleum—the oilcloth Mr. Andrews bought is the same quality as the other—also Mr. Weals', but not the same pattern.</p>
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<persName id="t19030309-name-112" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19030309-name-112" type="given" value="HARRY BARTLETT"/>HARRY BARTLETT ROBINSON</persName> </hi>. I live at 35, St. Maur Road, Fulham—I am a salesman in the carpet and curtain department at the Stores—I have been carefully through all the articles produced in Court—the price of the pink-striped tapestry curtains found at Duggan's would be about 45s. a pair—the price of the pair of blue chenille curtains that Bailey had would be about 37s. 6d. each pair—the value of the tapestry ones would be about 30s. a pair—the price of the inlaid linoleum would be 3s. 6d. a square yard, and the plain found at Stone's 2s. 6d. per square yard.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. The retail price of the two curtains bought by Mr. Duck for 10s. would be about 40s. a pair.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Duggan, in his defence on oath, said that he always understood that the things were got in a straightforward—manner by Chitty; that Chitty told him</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">if ever he wanted a rug cheap he could get him one, as he stood well in with the traveller and could get samples; that Chitty always told him the prices to charge as he had no idea of the value of the things; that he had not the faintest idea the things were the goods of the Stares, and if he had known they had been stolen he would have had nothing to do with them.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Bailey, in his defence on oath, stated that he was introduced to Duggan by Putnam: that he first bought some linoleum for his own house as it was cheap, and then gave Putnam an order for same things, which he sold; that he had no knowledge that the things were the property of the Army and Navy Auxiliary Stores till he was informed by the police.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Putnam, in his defence on oath, stated that he was induced by Duggan to buy the things, and, did not know they were stolen.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Bailey, Duggan, and Putnam received excellent characters.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19030309-name-113" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CARNEGIE</persName> </hi>. I am chief inspector to Carter, Peterson and Co.—when our carmen take parcels out they also take these sheets describing from where the parcel comes the consignee the address, and the article—that is signed by the recipient—this is the original sheet—I have not cor
<lb/>rected it, it is corrected in the office—the same van does not leave goods at all sorts of places—the man who collects parcels from the Army and Navy Stores would not collect from other places—that is, one carter's load for delivery and the man who delivers would deliver in the inner district.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. They are collected and afterwards sorted out for particular districts.
<hi rend="largeCaps">DUGGAN</hi>,
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<hi rend="italic">The jury were unable to agree to a verdict as to</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BAILEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PUTNAM</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">and were therefore discharged</hi> </rs>.
<hi rend="italic">Sentence on</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CHITTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, March</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1903.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Grantham.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030309-287-offence-1 t19030309-name-118"/>Adolphus Augustus Frederick FitzGeorge</persName> threatening to kill and murder him, he well knowing the contents thereof.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<p>Fulham Road, S.W.—Most noble and illustrious sir, I am sorry to inform you that your career is about to end. You had the honour of prosecuting a man of the name of Henry Saunderson, at Westminster Police Court, for obtaining 1s. by false pretences, and ho was sentenced to three months' hard labour. That young man is myself. I now intend to have revenge, and I shall lay wait for you on Sunday, as you are going to church, and I shall shoot you dead. I don't care if I hang for it. I hope you don't think I am insane, for I am not. I am doing this for myself as well as for others. I have the honour of belonging to the brothrehood of the Pierced Heart a society which takes upon itself the honour of doing away with all tyrants and aristocratic liars, and you are one of them. You would sooner let me starve in the gutter or rot in the workhouse, but "tread on the worm, he will turn "is a true proverb, as you will soon find. The motto of our brothrehood is
<hi rend="italic">Sic semper tyrannus</hi>, the truest mottoe ever found in the Latin language. I may also add that our society is not known to the police, so we are not afraid of being raided. Of course, we are known in society as anarchists, which, of course, we are. That is all I have to say.—Yours truly, George Swatland, B.P.H.
<hi rend="italic">Vive l'anarchy. Sic semper tyrannis.</hi>"—I communicated with the police—the prisoner was not on my husband's ship, as he had a ship in 1887.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant E.</hi>) On February 19th, in consequence of information, I went to Fulham Workhouse with Detective Tanner—I saw the prisoner, and said to him, "We are police officers, and I am going to arrest you for sending a letter on the 18th to 12, Eaton Square, threatening to shoot Admiral FitzGeorge"—I cautioned him and said, "That is the letter"—he said, "Yes, all right, I sent it"—on the way to the station he said. "Well, perhaps it is a good job you have got me, as I was going to leave the workhouse to-morrow morning, and, if I could not have got a revolver. I should have got something to knock his brains out; I have not forgotten the whipping the Admiral ordered me when I was in the Navy, and that three months did it"—he was charged—he made no reply—I searched him—I found a memorandum-book on him—I showed it to him, and he said, "That is the code of the brotherhood which I belong to—I arrested the prisoner on May 15, and he was sentenced to three months' hard labour for obtaining 1s. as charitable frauds by false pretences from the Admiral.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030309-name-122" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SCOTT</persName> </hi> I am medical officer at the Brixton Prison, and have had considerable experience of mental derangement—I first saw the prisoner on February 19th, and I have seen him daily since—in my opinion he is insane—he told me he had intended to carry out his threat—he seemed to think he was justified in doing so as a revenge for having been sent to prison previously—he said he had been tyrannised all his life, and had been unable to get on, and that was why he had joined the anarchists—he would not say where the lodge was—he is mentally and physically weak.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in a written defence, said that he had had a stroke when he was nine years old; that he pleaded guilty to sending the letter; that he was tyrannised over, and could not get work; that he had written to the prosecutor saying he was sorry for sending a threatening letter, but that the prison authori
<lb/>ties</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">would not send it.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">but insane, and not responsible for his actions</hi> </rs>.
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<hi rend="italic">To be detained during His Majesty's pleasure.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TRUMAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STEWART</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030309-name-125" type="given" value="EDWARD COULSON"/>EDWARD COULSON MUSSON</persName> </hi>. I am a physician and surgeon, of 61. Bridge Avenue, Hammersmith-in 'July or August I left this ring (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) with the prisoner for repairs—I subsequently railed for it—he said that as it was enamel, he had to send it away to be repaired—I called again, and found he had left—I next saw the ring at a pawnbrokers at Hammersmith when I went there with a detective.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not know the value of it.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030309-name-126" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS ELLIS</persName> </hi>.—I am assistant to Charles Ayres, pawnbroker of 253. Hammersmith Road—this ring was pawned with us on August 8th by the prisoner in the name of Williams, for 10s.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> A new ring like this would cost £3 or £4.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Detective. V.</hi>) I arrested the prisoner on February 19th at 12, President-street, Clerkenwell—I told him I was a police officer, and should arrest him on a warrant—I read it to him—he said, "I left it at Barnes"—on the way to the station he said. "I might as well tell you the truth, I pledged the ring for 10s.; you will find there are two tickets at 2, Glenthorne-road, Barnes; I hope you will not go to my
<hi rend="italic">boss</hi> or any of my friends, or I shall get the push; I paid Mr. Copple
<lb/>stone 12s. a week for half the shop—he was very hard on me, and I was very hard-up"—I went to his rooms, I got a pawn-ticket there, the name on it is Williams, and I got the ring.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Before the prisoner went into Mr. Gill's employment at Clerkenwell he was in a small way of business at Barnes where he paid Mr. Copplestone 12s. a week for part of a shop—I have heard that last year he was incurring great expense in connection with the illness of the lady to whom he was engaged—I believe that is true—I believe he was in arrear with his rent—the whole of the pawn-tickets in connection with this charge were found on the prisoner, one was dated August 8th—I have inquired into his character—it is all satisfactory.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-288-19030309 t19030309-288-punishment-26"/>Six months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, March</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="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19030309-name-134" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY GILES</persName> </hi>. I am an engraver of 9, Albion Grove, Barnsbury—I have a warehouse at No. 15—on Saturday. February 21st, I came out of my house about 6.45 p.m.—after a communication with a constable I met at the gate, I went to No. 15—I put the key in the street door, but found it was bolted from the inside—leaving the constable I went back to No. 9, and through the side entrance into the garden—I met a man coming down the garden—he ran back—I next saw the prisoner Cato jump over the wall—I hold him round the neck—the prisoner Brown came up and hit me with some instrument in the face—he said something I could not grasp, I was so excited—I became unconscious—I saw the constable take Brown in the street—I helped the constable—I went to the station and gave a discription of Cato—I said I could recognise the third man as he ran past me—I had closed my warehouse at one o'clock and left every-thing safe—on examining the warehouse afterwards I found the premises
<hi rend="italic">mutilated</hi> and the doors broken open—this
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> was found in my garden; I saw it there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Cato.</hi> I am positive about you—I did not glance at the others but identified you "in a minute"—I did not see you brought out of the cell for identification—I was not pushed back from the door.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> My face is getting well—I cannot hear so well since the blow, which also broke my nose—Brown did that.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030309-name-135" type="given" value="EMILY"/>EMILY GILES</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of the last witness—I live at 9, Albion Grove, Barnsbury—on Saturday, February 21st. my husband went out about 6.30 p.m.—he came back and passed through the house into the garden—I followed him—I saw him struggling with Cato, and saw Brown strike him—I saw Ward there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Cato.</hi> I saw your face over my husband's shoulder.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Ward.</hi> I saw you up a tree in the garden.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I went to the police station separately from my husband—I picked Cato out—I next saw Ward at Clerkenwell Police Court—I picked him out from other men—Ward dashed past me.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Y.</hi>) On Saturday, February 21st, about 6.30 p.m. I was in Thornhill Road—I saw the prisoners standing at the corner of Thornhill Road and Albion Grove—I walked down the grove and then jumped on a
<hi rend="italic">'bus</hi>, and afterwards concealed myself in a garden at No. 16—I saw Cato walk up to the door of No. 15, Albion Grove, and knock several times, and then go to the other prisoners—they opened the door with a key and went in—I hurried to No. 9 and spoke to Mr. Giles—I came back to No. 15—I could see a light upstairs—I found the door bolted inside—I watched No. 13—I saw the prisoners get over the wall at No. 11—I jumped over the wall of No. 9, and as I was getting over I saw Giles struggling with Cato, who shouted. "Hit him, knock his f----g brains out, '—at that time Brown dealt Giles a terrible blow with
<hi rend="italic">this jemmy</hi>—Cato ran to the bottom of the graden and escaped with Ward over the wall into the ten-ace—I caught Brown in the garden of No. II—he became violent—I threw him to the ground—two young men came to my assistance—Giles came and assisted me to take Brown to the station—when Brown</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Cato. 'Busses</hi> run in Thornhill Road from the Here
<lb/>ford Arms—I saw you open the door of No. 25—I could not be mistaken—I picked you out of eleven on February 23rd.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Ward.</hi> I saw you go from the rear of the premises into Malvern Terrace—after (riles was struck down you went to the bottom of the garden and climbed a tree at the bottom of a chicken house—I said so at the Police Court (
<hi rend="italic">This was not in the Deposition.</hi>)</p>
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<interp inst="t19030309-name-137" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR HALL</persName> </hi> (631
<hi rend="italic">Y.</hi>) On Saturday, February 21st. I was at King's Cross from one to five p.m.—I saw the prisoners at the corner of Euston Road and York Road—they went from King's Cross to the Caledonian Road between 2 30 and 3.30 p.m.—about 4.30 I saw Brown and another man go towards King's Cross towards the Caledonian Road—I saw them twice before 6 p.m.—at midnight I saw them in Euston Road—I lost sight of them in Tun bridge Street—the next evening, Sunday, I was in plain clothes with Inspector Fitt and two other officers—I saw Cato at 8.30 p.m. standing outside the John Picton public house—I crossed the road and caught hold of him—Powell and the inspector told him the charge—I took him to the station—the following Thursday, February 26th, I was in plain clothes with Constable Murray at King's Cross, when we saw Ward—Murray told him the charge—he said, "Give me a fair identification and I do not mind"—he was taken to the station and identified by Law—after which he said, "I am satisfied"—he was put in the dock and charged—he made no reply—in the cell he said, "I am innocent of this, governor, I would not work for
<hi rend="italic">Cockey</hi> Brown; no matter what part of London I go there is
<hi rend="italic">Cockey</hi> Brown; this is not my game, robbery with violence is more my mark; no matter what part of London you go you will see
<hi rend="italic">Cockey</hi> Brown of King's Cross marked up in it,"</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Cato.</hi> I have seen you about the Euston Road several times—you have lived in the neighbourhood, but not always.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Ward.</hi> I said I was going to take you on suspicion.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Y.</hi>) On Saturday, February 21st, I was in Caledonian Road about 6 o'clock, and saw the prisoners—at 7 30 Brown was brought into the police station by an officer and by the prosecutor—on Sunday February 22nd, I saw Cato standing outside a public house in Wharfdale Road, Caledonian Road—I told him I should arrest him on suspicion of being concerned with Brown, who was in custody, and a man not in custody, in warehouse breaking and in maliciously wounding on the last evening between 6 and 7—he said, "I can account for where I was up to 9 o'clock"—I told him he would be put up for identification—he replied. "If it is policemen to pick me out I shall not stand up, I have not seen
<hi rend="italic">Cockey</hi> Brown since Friday, I do not like the man '—I was present when Mrs. Giles and Police Constable Law identified him—I went to the warehouse and saw marks on the door caused by this
<hi rend="italic">jemmy.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Cato.</hi> You did not say that your identification was unfair.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Ward.</hi> I did not see you and look you full in the face previous to your arrest, or you would have been arrested before you were.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have no doubt I saw Cato and Brown together on the Saturday.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Y</hi>). I saw Ward in Euston Road on the Saturday, about 7.30 p.m.—I crossed the road and told him what he would be charged with—he said. "Give me a fair identification, and I shall be satisfied"—I took him to the station—he was identified from ten others—he said, "am satisfied"—when charged he made no reply.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector Y.</hi>). On February 21st I was called to 15, Albion Grove—on searching the backs of the premises, at the rear of No. 9 I found this
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi>, these two caps, a key, and a knife—I showed this cap to Brown—he said, "That is mine"—the light cap, the knife, and the key were owned by the prosecutor, who said he lost them in the struggle—on examining No. 15 I found no marks on the door, but inside on the first floor a door was burst open, and the marks correspond with this
<hi rend="italic">jemmy—I</hi> was present when Cato was arrested.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Cato.</hi> You complained of men having overcoats on at the identification, and these were taken off—nothing was said about collars and ties.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners' statements before the Magistrate. Cato says:</hi> "I am perfectly innocent."
<hi rend="italic">Ward says:</hi> "I am innocent. It is a got-up case all through."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners repeated their statements in their defences.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi> with intent to do him grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19030309-name-144" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY GILES</persName> </hi>. I could not tell at first who rushed past me, because I missed him and he
<hi rend="italic">run</hi> amongst the bushes in the dark, but I
<hi rend="italic">flew</hi> at Cato and caught him round the neck; then it was strength against strength—we struggled—something was said which I could not quite
<hi rend="italic">pick up;</hi> then Brown hit me with something—I do not recollect anything more—the blow has affected my hearing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Cato.</hi> I could not hear what you said because my car was rubbing against you in the struggle, and our faces were together.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Brown.</hi> My wife followed me into the garden with the child, which was screaming—it was dusk—the constable was then in the next garden.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I am certain Brown was the person who hit me.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030309-name-145" type="given" value="EMILY"/>EMILY GILES</persName> </hi>. When my husband went out he was met by a constable I followed him I saw Ward run up the garden—Cato came over the fence—my husband claimed him—Brown hit my husband in the face with this jemmy as he was struggling with Cato—I was excited and the child</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Brown.</hi> A constable and two neighbours arrested you in the garden.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030309-name-146" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS LAW</persName> </hi> (424
<hi rend="italic">Y.</hi>). I was getting over the garden wall from No. 11 to No. 9—I saw the struggle with Cato and the prosecutor—Cato shouted. "Hit him, knock his f—g brains out"—Brown dealt him a terrible blow with the
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> and jumped over the wall into No. 11—I followed him—he got away, and was not arrested till the next night.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Brown.</hi> You were one side the wall and I the other, the numbers are odd—you were just in front of me when I got over the wall—it is about six feet high—you were two yards the other side the wall.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Cato.</hi> You were struggling with the prosecutor as I looked over the wall—I was getting over the wall when you shouted—you ran to the bottom of the garden and climbed over into Malvern Terrace.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030309-name-147" type="given" value="ARTHUR HENRY"/>ARTHUR HENRY THOMPSON</persName> </hi>, B.M. I act as Police surgeon of the Y Division at the Caledonian Road Police Station—I was called to the station on February 21st at 8 p.m.—I examined Giles and found a contused lacerated wound above the bridge of his nose, a compound fracture of the nasal bone; the end of the nasal bone projected into the wound—there were two breakages, a compound fracture—he was suffering from a severe shock, and seemed dazed—I dressed the wound and set the fracture—he fainted while I was doing this—in a few days a swelling of the nose occurred and extravasation of blood on the upper layer of the eyelids—he had to remain in-doors and keep very quiet—the blow must have been very violent—if it had gone a little further on either side it would have killed him—he is recovering, but his nose will always be deformed—I am not prepared to say that there will not be more symptoms of the injury: more trouble.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners' statements before the Magistrate.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Brown says:</hi> "The man Cato has nothing to do with it, I have not seen him for two days."
<hi rend="italic">Cato says:</hi> "I am perfectly innocent. I was not there."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Brown's defence:</hi> "I threw the jemmy away so that the Police should not find it when the prosecutor must have been struggling on the ground, so that it caught him in the face, but it was not done intentionally I am sorry."
<hi rend="italic">Cato's defence:</hi> "I was at a public-house at the time the robbery was supposed to take place."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoners then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to previous convictions, Brown at Clerkenwell on July</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">th</hi> 1898.
<hi rend="italic">and eight other convictions were proved against him; Cato at this Court in October</hi>, 1899,
<hi rend="italic">and nine other convictions were proved against him. Both prisoners</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">as well as Ward</hi>)
<hi rend="italic">were stated to belong to a notorious gang of thieves.
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<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1901,
<hi rend="italic">and another conviction was proved against him.
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<hi rend="italic">The. Court concurred in a presentment of the Grand Jury in commendation of Constable Law's conduct.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I did not say before the Magistrate that a Jew boy took my chain—I have not drunk with you, and have no dealings with people living on the estate where I do the repairs.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">J.</hi>). On this Saturday afternoon I saw the prisoner in Whitechapel Road—I told him I should arrest him on suspicion of assault and robbery—on the way to the station the prosecutor said that he was the man, and came to the station and charged him—when charged the prisoner said, "I will hang on the road for him after this"—he was slightly intoxicated.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I am not guilty. I remember nothing of it. I admit I was drunk. I have some witnesses."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence on oath, repeated this statement.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19030309-name-152" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN GORBELL</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's mother—he
<hi rend="italic">will</hi> be 27 next July—at Worship Street Police Court I asked the prosecutor, "Are you sure it was George Gorbell who robbed you?"—he said, "No, I am not sure it was not George Gorbell who robbed me, it was a funny looking Jew boy "'—I said, "Why did not you lock the Jew boy up?"—he said, "I did not know him; I would not mind if he would bring my chain back"—Sandow does up our house, and often drinks with Gorbell, who has been a haddock-curer for thirty years, and worked for his brother till he had sons growing up, when he had to
<hi rend="italic">sack</hi> him, and now he works for Mr. Millet—I have often seen Sandow with my son—they are friends—my son if he knows houses to be done up tells Sandow where they are.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030309-name-153" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN BROOKS</persName> </hi>. I am a fish curer—I am the prisoner's cousin—he works for Mr. Mallet—on the Saturday morning he was in my place, drunk—he came in about 12.30 at night, drunk—he stopped till 5 a.m.—he had more drink—I took it there in a bottle—he told me he was going into the Blind Beggars at 5 o'clock when it opened—when this matter came before the Magistrate on February 9th I heard the prisoner sa, to my aunty</p>
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<p>Mary Ann, "George never had his chain, the Jew boy had his chain" and that if he got a bit of his chain back he would not press the charge.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030309-name-154" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY SANDOW</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> have not had drinks with the prisoner, if I drank with that class of people it would spoil my trade—what I said at the Police court was, "If Gorbell will give me back my bit of chain which my mother gave me I will let the charge go and not go into Court: I have had the chain twelve years from my mother's hand '—I swear Gorbell stole it—I did not say that a Jew boy stole it—I did not see anybody with the prisoner when he struck me—a Jew boy named Is works for me.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PASMORE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METHVEN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19030309-name-157" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM JEWELL</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer of 49, Longfellow Street, Mile End—on February 13th I was walking home through Whitechapel, when three men closed on me; one on each side caught hold of my arms and one in front punched me on my mouth and threw me on the ground—they rifled my pockets, fell on me, and one kicked me—the prisoner was the one in front of me, and be struck me on my mouth—one of his friends kicked me—he robbed me of between 6s. and 7s.—this pipe is mine—it was in my right outside coat pocket—I swear to it because it was given to me by a man who accidentally knocked against me and broke mine—I was hurt—my lip was cut—I was knocked on the back of my head and almost stunned.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had had a drop to drink—the assault was alongside a hoarding—the last public house I had been in was over the water in Tooley Street at the bottom of the Tower Bridge, about a couple of miles from where this took place—I passed the night in the Police station—I was charged with being drunk—the prisoner took the money out of my left hand pocket—the prisoner asked me if there was a name on the pipe—the name is."Dan Leno"—I work at the docks casually.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030309-name-158" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER MCHARDY</persName> </hi> (120
<hi rend="italic">J.</hi>) About I a.m. on February 19th I was on duty in Whitechapel Road—I walked behind a hoarding and heard a dull noise like a man falling—I ran round the hoarding and saw the prisoner with two other men on the top of the prisoner, kicking and beating him—I ran round by the side of a shop till I got within 50 yards unnoticed—the prisoner was kneeling on the prosecutor—I saw him put his hand in the prosecutor's right-hand trousers pocket—one man cried, "Look out"—the three of them sprang to their feet—one ran into the middle of the road—Haley and the other man came towards me—I arrested Haley, the other one passed me—I took Haley back to the prosecutor who was lying on the footway—the right-hand pocket of his coat was torn out—I asked the prosecutor if he had lost anything—he said, "I don't know"—I told the prisoner I should take him to the station—he said. "What is the good of taking any notice of him, he is drunk?"—I searched the prisoner at the station and found 5s. in silver, 7d. in bronze, three other</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi> There is a public-house at the corner of Thomas Street called the Star and Garter—I was first 60 or 70 yards off the scene of assault—I did not see the commencement—Haley had just started to run when I arrested him—the prosecutor was drank and incapable—I locked him up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence on oath, said that he saw the prosecutor followed by two men from the Star and Garter, where they had been drinking and that he was going home in that direction when he was arrested.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday and Thursday, March</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th and</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1903.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR, MR. GRAHAM CAMPBELL</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JAY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19030309-name-162" type="given" value="ADOLPH"/>ADOLPH STERN</persName> </hi>. I am a partner in Miner and Stern, egg merchants, Borough—I received this letter of January 17th, 1902, purporting to come from James and Co. British and Commercial Produce Merchants 51 to 56 Portland Market, London, N.W., for quotation of prices, and on January 22nd this further letter asking for the delivery of five cases of eggs at 5s.—I refused to part with the eggs without the money, and there was further Correspondence—on January 31st Furguson called with a cheque and bought five cases—he said he represented the firm of May, who had bought the business from James and Co.—I sold him those cases for cash only—he gave me this cheque for £19 19s. 2d. on Lloyds Bank, Limited West Kensington, already signed Kate Alberta May—I believed it was a good and valid order for payment—Ferguson filed up the body of it in my presence—I gave him the invoice produced—I allowed 3s. 4d. discount, and paid the cheque into my bank—it came back marked "Refer to drawer"—I have never been paid—I revived this letter of February 3rd from K.A. May, asking me to pay the cheque in again, which I did—it was returned a second time—I communicated with my solicitor who threatened prosecution—Allen came to my office and said he came' from May and Co., and asked us to stay prosecution because my cheque would he paid the next day by 3 or 4 o'clock-acting on instructions from my solicitor I declined to see or speak to him—my clerk spoke to him and I Peeped through the window and saw him.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030309-name-163" type="given" value="FREDERICK GEORGE"/>FREDERICK GEORGE PENDERILL</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk at St. Katherine's Docks—I produce delivery order No.-4892 of January 31st 1902, from K. A. May for five cases of eggs signed Kolliner and stern I delivered them on February 1st and the delivery book is signed "F. C. May "</p>
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<interp inst="t19030309-name-164" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR HILL</persName> </hi>. I am cashier at Lloyds Bank, West Kensington—in 1897 Mrs. Kate Alberta May had an account there—it was dormant for a</p>
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<p>time but re-opened on January 25, 1902, with a payment in of £10 11s., including a cheque for £6 drawn by James and Co.—I produce a certificate and correct copy of the account taken from the books—on January 31st it shows a balance due to the bank of 17s. 7d.—the account was most unsatisfactory—between January 25th, 1902, and December 9th. fifty-three cheques were drawn by K. A. May and between forty and fifty were returned marked "Not sufficient," or "Refer to drawer"—this letter of complaint of January 28th, 1902, is from the bank and the answer is produced.</p>
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<persName id="t19030309-name-165" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030309-name-165" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19030309-name-165" type="given" value="JAMES HERBERT"/>JAMES HERBERT WARREN</persName> </hi>. I am one of the firm of Warren, Sons, and Co., wholesale provision merchants, of 133, High Street, Whitechapel—the witnesses Birch and Dudley are in our employment and authorised to transact business for us—in August, 1901, we received a cheque for goods from Medwin and Co., of Hastings—in July, 1902, our firm supplied goods for £19 16s. 2d. cash to Linden and Co., 606 Seven Sisters Road, but the cheque was returned and never paid.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Allen.</hi> All the goods you had were paid for.</p>
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<persName id="t19030309-name-166" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030309-name-166" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-166" type="surname" value="DUDLEY"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-166" type="given" value="HERBERT"/>HERBERT DUDLEY</persName> </hi>. I am a salesman for Warren, Sons, and Co.—this letter purporting to come from George Medwin and Co., wholesale and retail provision merchants of Queen's Road, Hastings, asking for price list and terms is in Ferguson's writing—I replied by this letter of August 8th that our firm preferred cash before sending the hams asked for—Ferguson afterwards called giving the name of Medwin as his firm—he bought hams to the value of £40 for which he gave this cheque—it was returned marked "Refer to drawer"—the goods were first sent to Medwin and Co., Hastings—I received information and endeavoured to trace them—I found some of them in a shop in the Blackfriars Road—the label was on some of the packets—I believe that was the Monday after Ferguson called on us—the person in charge of the shop found somebody who paid for the goods.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Ferguson.</hi> £40 was given to me which covered the dishonoured cheque.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Allen.</hi> I fancy I remember seeing you at our place.</p>
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<persName id="t19030309-name-167" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030309-name-167" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-167" type="surname" value="BIRCH"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-167" type="given" value="JAMES ARTHUR"/>JAMES ARTHUR BIRCH</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk to Warren, Son and Co.—I have seen Allen at our place—I received orders from Linden and Co. of 606. Seven Sisters Road—as a rule Linden came—he is not one of the prisoners—this invoice is for £29 0s. 4d.—I received this cheque, in Ferguson's writing, for £.30 10s. 3d., and dated July 18th, signed R. Linden, on the London and Westminster Bank. Ltd. Finsbury Branch—it came back dishonoured three times—on July 26th Linden called with an explanation of the dishonoured cheque, and ordered more goods—he gave me this cheque for £19 5s. 11d.—it was dishonoured—I did not know that credit had been given to Medwin the previous year nor that Medwin and Linden wore the same people—I sent this letter to Linden, "July 28th. 1902. As you have not called to-day as promised, we shall pay your cheque into the Bank to-morrow, and trust that it will be duly honoured"—I received this reply of August 1, signed R. Linden (
<hi rend="italic">asking that the cheque should be held over till the Tuesday</hi>)—I believe I went on the Monday and saw Linden at Seven Sisters Road—</p>
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<p>he said he could not make it out, but he had gone up to the Bank, and it was all right—I wrote the letter of August 1st, stating that we had instructed our solicitor to take legal proceedings if he failed to bring the cash—we got no cash.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Ferguson.</hi> Linden filled the cheques in—they were signed in blank.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Allen.</hi> They are not in your writing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> That is the man I thought was Linden. (
<hi rend="italic">Perrot, a witness for the Defence</hi>).</p>
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<persName id="t19030309-name-168" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030309-name-168" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-168" type="surname" value="NICHOLLS"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-168" type="given" value="THEODORE JOSHUA"/>THEODORE JOSHUA NICHOLLS</persName> </hi>. I am cashier of the Finsbury Park Branch of the London and Westminster Bank—Linden, of 606, Seven Sisters Road, had an account there—I produce a certified copy of it taken from the ledger—it has been examined, and found correct—it was opened on July 16th, 1902, with a payment in of £59 3s. 3d., including a cheque for £27 5s. 3d., signed by May, on Lloyds Bank—the cheque was presented and returned unpaid—I also produce a list of other cheques paid into the Bank and returned dishonoured—they include the names of May, Allen, and James—I have also a list of twenty cheques presented to the Bank and returned unpaid between July 18th and August 30th, among them those to Warren, Sons and Co. for £30 10s. 3d. and £19 5s. 11d., which were returned marked "Effects not cleared."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Ferguson.</hi> You paid away £393 from July 17th to August 29th.</p>
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<persName id="t19030309-name-169" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030309-name-169" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-169" type="surname" value="MUNRO"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-169" type="given" value="DONALD"/>DONALD MUNRO</persName> </hi>. I live at 9, Lessing Street, Honor Oak Park—in September last I was manager to Irvine Bros., provision merchants, of Tooley Street, and manager at their stall at the Grocery Exhibition at the Agricultural Hall—Ferguson was introduced to me as Woodville by a salesman at the Exhibition, as a grocer in a very large way at Short Street, Spitalfields, and 606, Seven Sisters Road—subsequently orders came to our firm from George Woodville, and goods were supplied—on October 10 there was due for goods supplied £177 6s.—a further order came from Ferguson on that day—I declined to supply further goods without the payment of what was already due—I had received small payments, and cheques were met—I told Woodville that I could not supply him with more goods till he paid what was due—he gave me a cheque—I said, "I suppose that will be all right?"—he said, "That will be all right"—I believed it to be a good cheque and allowed him to have further credit—I gave him the receipt produced—Exhibit 52 is a press copy of the invoice for the £177—I supplied him with ten casks of butter, value £51 16s. 8d.—they were called for by a Mr. Brown who signed the warehouse book on delivery, in which I find the entry, "10 casks butter to G. Woodville. G. Brown"—the cheque for £177 was put through the bank and returned marked, "Amount not provided for"—it was sent by special messenger as a result of a conversation I had with Woodville, that it would be met after lunch that day—it came back in the same way—I sent it the following day by special messenger, and it was again returned—I wrote Woodville the letter of October 13, stating that I would call at 12 to-morrow—I saw him on the 14th, and told him how serious it was—he said if I presented it</p>
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<p>about lunch time he would attend to it—he wired in response to a telegram that he would call—the cheque not being paid. I issued a writ—I was not paid for the butter delivered on the 11th—I got judgment—I got nothing from that—I received this letter from Mrs. May, of 106", Canonbury Road after the issue of the writ of December 5th, stating that an appearance had been put in, but, to save expense, asking for an interview to see if we could come to some arrangement—I received an order from the prisoner Allen on September 29 for twenty-five pails of lard—I came to know him through Mason, a salesman, as A. J. Allen and Co. of 5 Cromer Street—I kept the lard at Hewitt's wharf, and issued an order for its delivery—at the same time he also ordered ten casks of butter, value £37 10s. 11d—two casks of butter were at the wharf—the rest was at Hay's wharf—the delivery order produced is signed by Allen—the butter was sold on the distinct stipulation of the London terms of cash in seven days from the delivery—I got no money—on making inquiries at Cromer Street, I found the shop shut and the landlord in possession—my solicitors issued a writ.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Ferguson.</hi> I told you my firm did not deliver three pails of lard—Mason was in my employ.</p>
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<persName id="t19030309-name-170" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030309-name-170" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-170" type="surname" value="BARTON"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-170" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BARTON</persName> </hi>. I live at 47, Outram Road, East Ham—I am clerk at Hewitt's wharf, Wapping Basin—I produce a delivery order to H. A. Allen and Co., 5. Cromer-street, of twenty-five pails of lard, signed Irvine Bros.—the application was made to me for delivery on September 30—I delivered the goods in accordance with the order to a person who signed this book "A. J. Allen."</p>
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<persName id="t19030309-name-171" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030309-name-171" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-171" type="surname" value="BRUNNING"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-171" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH BRUNNING</persName> </hi>. I am delivery clerk at Hay's Wharf, Tooley Street—on October 2 I delivered five parcels of butter to one of Carter, Pater
<lb/>son's men in consequence of receiving this delivery order—the consignors were Irvine Bros.—I also produce a book signed "Carter. Paterson."</p>
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<persName id="t19030309-name-172" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030309-name-172" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-172" type="surname" value="MAGEE"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-172" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES MAGEE</persName> </hi>. I am a carman of Carter, Paterson's, High Holborn—on October 3 I delivered five tubs of butter at 5, Cromer-street, consigned by Irvine Bros.—the receipt is signed in the name of Allen.</p>
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<persName id="t19030309-name-173" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030309-name-173" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-173" type="surname" value="HURST"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-173" type="given" value="REGINALD"/>REGINALD HURST</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk of the National Provincial Bank of England, Seven Sisters Road Brand)—I produce a certified copy of the account of George Woodville, Short-street, Spitalfields, taken from the bank books—the prisoner Ferguson is George Woodville who signed our book, and we have honoured his signature—the account was opened on October I, and closed on November 10—this cheque for £177 6s. was presented for payment on October 13—it was dishonoured—the balance was £16 5s. 2d. at that time—on October 14 four separate amounts were paid in, amounting to about £85—several other cheques were presented about that time and returned dishonoured, one on October 10 for £24 3s. 4d., to H. J. Webb, and one on October 16 for £32 12s. 8d. in favour of the Danish Butter Company—we wrote to Woodville, requesting him to close the account—there was then a balance of 8s. 6d., which we appro
<lb/>priated to charges.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Ferguson.</hi> There are payments in of £87,£11,£40,</p>
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<p>and so on—some cheques were met—the Danish Company's cheque was returned twice—it does not appear to have been paid through the bank.</p>
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<persName id="t19030309-name-174" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030309-name-174" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-174" type="surname" value="ROBERTS"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-174" type="given" value="JOHN ARTHUR"/>JOHN ARTHUR ROBERTS</persName> </hi>. I live at 15, Fenchurch-street—I am agent to my father's estate—in March, 1902, I had the letting of 606, Seven Sisters Road, the shop and house—I received this letter of March 12, from K. A. May, offering £65 per annum for the house, and an agreement was prepared—Ferguson represented himself as May—I saw Schirmer at Short-street, where Woodville's name was on the window, about May, 1902—he was writing at a desk—the rent was payable monthly, £5 8s. 4d., in advance—in December a month's rent was due—I never authorised Ferguson to sublet the agreement provided that Ferguson was not to sublet—for the first six months the premises were let in the name of Kirkland Albert May, and to Kirkland, Albert May, and Kate Alberta May for the second six months—I have never seen that lady.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Ferguson.</hi> I know that you met with an accident and were in the Acton Cottage Hospital—the rent started on April 15, in advance, the first payment was on May 10—the rent was paid all the time you were there—this is a copy of the agreement executed by "May"—you took the premises from my father, who is advanced in years—your shop appeared to be an ordinary provision shop with plenty of provisions.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Allen.</hi> I have not seen you.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Schirmer.</hi> I came to Short Street to see May—I left letters there—I did not see you open them—on one Thursday or Friday you told me where I could meet Woodville, as you called him—it might have been in the second half of November when I saw you last—Mason was there at the time—I told Mason I wanted to see Woodville—I took you for a clerk.</p>
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<persName id="t19030309-name-175" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030309-name-175" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-175" type="surname" value="DIGHTMAN"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-175" type="given" value="ISAAC"/>ISAAC DIGHTMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a tailor, of 23, Short Street, Spitalfields—on September 1, 1902, I first saw Ferguson as George Woodville—I let him the basement and shop of that house for twelve months at 15s. a week, as an office—he said he dealt in fowls, cheese, eggs, margerine, and butter—there were no fittings and no furniture—I lent him a table and a chair—provisions came in van-loads—they were put on the floor, and he used to send them away, sometimes in a couple of hours and sometimes as they came in—I cannot tell exactly, but there appeared to be wholesale and retail business—Schirmer had keys, and used to come for letters—I first saw him about a month or two after the date of the agreement, September 1, after a man named Tidyman left—Ferguson used to come, but not regularly Schirmer would come and open the shop, put a notice up, "Back in ten minutes"—he did not come back in ten minutes—he opened letters—I last saw him a few weeks before Christmas, when he came and opened the shop and took out the books, so I followed him—all that was left in the shop were empty baskets, but no fowls—about nine weeks' rent was owing—I was not paid that rent—I spoke to Schirmer—he said I had nothing to do with them—I took them to the Bishopsgate Police Station, and spoke to the constable but I could not find the name of his governor in the books—I asked Schirmer—he said, "I cannot tell you the name"—I did not know where Woodville or Ferguson was to be found.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Ferguson.</hi> You had apples, eggs, margerine in baskets there—you used to sell them in the street and take some away—you owe me rent—some baskets are there, and I cannot let the place—if the baskets are worth at 12s. each more than the nine weeks' rent you owe, fetch them away; there are two or three dozen, and I could let the place at 5s. a week—this is the rent-book—I do not write—"J. Dight
<lb/>man" is signed by my son.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Schirmer.</hi> I gave you in charge because I wanted the name of your governor—as you said you could not pay the rent, so I took you to the Police station for stealing the books, but the Police would not act.</p>
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<persName id="t19030309-name-176" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030309-name-176" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-176" type="surname" value="MARTIN"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-176" type="given" value="FREDERICK WILLIAM"/>FREDERICK WILLIAM MARTIN</persName> </hi>. I am employed by Mr. Johnson, solicitor, of 18, Theobald's Road, the landlord of 5, Cromer Street, Gray's Inn Road—in June, 1902, he let it to the prisoner Allen, who gave an address, 9, Cromer Road. Holloway, and as references Mr. Linden, of 606, Seven Sisters Road, by whom he said he had been employed, and Mr. Batrisk, of 19, Ballater Road, Brixton—I wrote to Linden and received no answer—I wrote to the other man and received an answer—he was stated to be the landlord where Allen was then living—I saw Allen about Linden's reference—he said he did not understand it, but it would be all right, and that he would go and see Linden—he went away and returned the same day with a letter from Linden, which was favourable—I believe we had a wire, but I cannot find it—I wrote again asking Linden to guarantee the rent, but got no answer—I let the house, and produce the counterpart lease signed by Allen, which he acknowledged in my presence—the term is twenty-one years terminable at seven or fourteen years Allen took possession the same day, July 14th—the rent was £65 for the first five years, £70 for the next five years, and £75 for the remainder of the term—I got no rent—I applied several times—Allen took possession on July 1st £10 16s. 8d. was due to September 29th—I could not find Allen—I distrained and put in a broker on October 8th—the distress realised £4 12s. 6d.—subsequently I got the remainder, and the lease was assigned to the man to whom Allen sold the business, who paid the Christmas rent, and as far as we know is still going on with the business.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Allen.</hi> The broker deducted his expenses—you paid the remaining
<hi rend="italic">£6.</hi> </p>
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<persName id="t19030309-name-177" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030309-name-177" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-177" type="surname" value="BUNTING"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-177" type="given" value="FRANCES"/>FRANCES BUNTING</persName> </hi>. I am married, and have lived at 9, Cromer Road, a little over a year, where I serve in a confectioner's and tobacconist's shop kept by my husband—Allen had letters addressed there by initials, which I forget—he never lived there.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MAHAFFY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">here appeared for Allen's defence.</hi>]</p>
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<persName id="t19030309-name-178" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030309-name-178" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-178" type="surname" value="MASON"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-178" type="given" value="FREDERICK ARTHUR"/>FREDERICK ARTHUR MASON</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk, of 606. Seven Sisters Road—up to September, 1902. I was employed by Irvine Brothers, provision merchants—I first became acquainted with Ferguson in September or October last at the Grocers' Exhibition at the Agricultural Hall—when I was in charge of Irvine Brothers stall, Ferguson as Woodvilie inquired the prices of lard and provisions—eventually I sold him twenty-five</p>
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<p>pails of lard and one cask of butter—I sent the order to the firm in Tooley Street, and it was executed—I subsequently left Irvine's employment and entered that of Woodville at 23, Short Street, Spitalfields, as clerk and buyer at 50s. a week, which was about the same position as I had at Irvine's—Woodville gave me cheques in blank on banks, one of which was Lloyds Bank at Hammersmith—these were signed "Kate Alberta May"—I filled in the amounts as I bought the goods—I saw the lady many a time—another bank was the Provincial Bank, Holloway Road, in the name of George Woodville—the name at 606, Seven Sisters Road was changed from George Woodville to "The British Food Supply Asso
<lb/>ciation"—I bought bacon of William Thorn, of Smithfield, on Wood
<lb/>ville's instructions—I gave him this cheque that I had from Woodville for £10 1s. 10d., signed "Kate Alberta May," of November 18th, and made payable to William Thorn, provision merchant, Smithfield Market—in Short Street there was a small shop and a warehouse—the body of the cheque is my writing—the bacon was delivered to the Seven Sisters
<hi rend="italic">Road</hi> by carrier—I drove the van to Paterson's Hotel about the middle of November with bacon and cheese in it, which came from Messrs. Thorn—we had two dealings with Thorn—the first was five sides of bacon, delivered at Seven Sisters Road, and the next five sides of bacon and three cheeses, which I took to Paterson's Hotel, Carthusian Street, E.C.—I paid by cheque—I saw Woodville, who is Ferguson, and Hill, who is Allen—I understood he was trading as Allen and Co.—one of them, I think it was Woodville, both being present, told me to load up three sides of bacon on to the Seven Sisters Road van and the two cheeses—the remainder of the bacon was left in Allen's van—Allen and Ferguson got up and drove away with it—this cheque, in favour of Thorn, of November 15th, for £10 1s. 10d., was for the five sides of bacon and two cheeses—I went to Charterhouse Street to Wolf, Sayer, and Feller's about the end of November by Ferguson's directions, where Allen was present with Allen's van, and loaded up with two half-tierces, and a tierce of sausage skins—I think the order was worth about £20—they were unloaded again, and I drove the empty van back to Paterson's Hotel, where I saw Ferguson and Allen—I told them that the manager had said that they had made inquiries of Woodville which were not satisfactory, and that he would like me to unload the van, and that I had said, "Yes, certainly"—both Allen and Ferguson were very
<hi rend="italic">wild</hi>, and said I was a fool—they got in the van and I drove away—I left that day or the day after—I have something due to me now from Ferguson—I was not in Allen's employment—from what I saw I thought it was best to get away—my leaving was a sort of mutual thing—about November 22nd or 23rd I went to the firm of Jacob Jones, at Clapton, with Allen, on Ferguson's instructions, to buy goods for the British Food Supply Association—I went on to the wharf, but did not get any goods—I went back to Allen—I told him I had been to see the manager or the foreman and told him that I came from the British Food Supply Association, but directly I gave the address, 606, Seven Sisters Road, he said, "No, thank you. We have had enough of them," and that he asked me if I knew Linden, and</p>
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<p>that I said I did not, that I had nothing to do with it. I had simply lent my van—I saw Schirmer at 23, Short Street—he did the correspondence, in German, I believe—there was a good bit of Correspondence in fits and starts—I told Ferguson the result of my visit, and we drove to the Three Brewers public-house in the New North Road—Ferguson said, "Linden used to keep the shop but I believe he is at Southend now; I do not know where he is"—Linden, I know now, used to be in Whitechapel Street and at Seven Sisters Road—I met Schirmer once or twice in Smithfield—I am not now in employment, I shall be after this week—I went with Schirmer into a public house in Carthusian Street the last Saturday in November—I saw Ferguson and several other gentlemen—I was living at Seven Sisters Road over the shop with my wife, where I am still living as a lodger—Schirmer said, "You had better clear out of Seven Sisters Road this afternoon"—I asked him why—he said, "You take my advice and go, even if it is with a wheelbarrow, because they are going to shift from there the first thing Monday morning—I said, "I can protect myself; I am not going to shift out: I am not going to be put to any inconvenience"—they went away early on Monday morning—Harry Medwin, whom I thought was Ferguson's brother-in-law, Mr. Glassy, Ferguson's manager, and Schirmer were there all Sunday packing—I went to the Police on Saturday night and asked for protection for my furniture—I received this letter in Schirmer's writing in the first week in December that he was taken with his van to the Police station at King's Cross for being in possession of a stolen van and goods and remanded—when Schirmer went away with the stock of the shop in the van, he was stopped by the Police—I replied that I was awfully upset, and that I would see him on Sunday—I also received Schirmer's letter of December 6th from Brixton Prison, asking for the addresses of Godwin, Glassy, and May, whom he wanted as witnesses—I wrote to Godwin and May, but got no answer—May, I thought, was Ferguson's wife, and Godwin Mrs. May's father—when the shop was in the name of Woodville, Ferguson resided there with Mrs. May—I was introduced to her as his wife—Godwin lived at Kensing
<lb/>ton, and visited them occasionally—I saw Schirmer outside the Court after the hearing, when he was discharged—that was about a fortnight or three weeks before Christmas—he said, "Don't stop talking here, come up the road"—when I went with him up the road he said that he had had enough of Ferguson: he could not stop, and I invited him to dinner the following Sunday—he said he did not want to see any of them outside the Court, and that he was going to a solicitor at King's Cross, and then he said he was going to Germany.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Ferguson.</hi> I went into your employment about October—I was with you about a month—I left Munro Bros. because I had a dispute with them—they were not satisfied with me as a salesman, and you said, "Come with me. I can find you a berth"—I went to the retailers and could not get sufficient orders—that was the only reason of my leaving—it was not embezzlement—I did not admit that it was, at the Police Court—that was not the reason you discharged me: the reason you gave was because I could not got you more credit, and I would not have</p>
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<p>more to do with you—I never asked you for work—my sister and I accom
<lb/>panied you and your wife to a music hall when I was employed at Irvine's—you approached me then for the first time—you did not give me any money at the Grocer's Exhibition, you lent me a cheque, which I cashed with my butcher, who came and bullied my wife because the cheque was not met, and I saw your wife, or May, at Highbury about it—that did more harm to me amongst the tradespeople than anything else—I drew money for butter and lard, and accounted to you for it, and gave you on account 17s. 11d., which you told me to keep as part of my wages, and that was all I got that Saturday—I drew money on the pheasants and rabbits because I was not going round the public houses to find you when you had not enough for Schirmer, and you were under a penalty for selling without a game license; you told me to sell them, but if I had known what I do now I would not have done it, because you were under a penalty to the Excise, and I had to pay the coffee shop for our dinners and teas—it is a he to say I embezzled £20—I was not discharged from Irvine's for forging—I wish I had never seen you—you have absolutely ruined my house—Glassy gave me money—I kept it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Schirmer.</hi> You were a clerk and acted under me—I used to meet Ferguson every morning—you were at Seven Sisters Road when the packing was going on—I gave you 15s., received from the sale of the rabbits, and paid the coffee shop for our dinners and teas.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> It was Allen's van I took to Charterhouse Street—Allen went with, me to Jacobs & Jones, of Clapton—Ferguson asked me to take the van down, and Allen said, "Yes, I will drive down with him."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030309-name-179" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030309-name-179" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-179" type="surname" value="BOWEN"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-179" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BOWEN</persName> </hi>. I entered Linden's employment, at 606, Seven Sisters Road, in March last year, as outside man—Linden is Ferguson—the woman known as Mrs. May represented herself to be Ferguson's wife—Harry Godwin and
<hi rend="italic">Jack</hi> Ferguson, the prisoner's son, were also there—he is about twenty or twenty-two years old—this delivery note counterfoil of October 11 is his writing, "Mr. G. Goodville, 23, Short-street, received in good condition, 10 casks of butter. G. Brown"—that is Ferguson's signature—I remember the name on the shop being changed from Linden to Woodville—I do not remember the date—I have seen the prisoner Allen at Seven Sisters Road—he came to see Ferguson—he took cheese and butter from the shop to Cromer Street, Gray's Inn Road—he carried on business in the names of Allen & Hill—I have seen Schirmer at Seven Sisters Road at various times—he was at Short Street, but I did not have anything to do with that—afterwards the name of the business was changed to that of the British Food Supply Association.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Ferguson.</hi> I was not aware that you were in the hospital on March 30, but you were upstairs in bed when I first saw you, and when you engaged me at the end of March or the beginning of April, as far as I recollect—I was in your employment five or six months.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MAHAFFY</hi>. I cannot prove that Allen did not Pay for the butter when he took it away.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030309-name-180" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030309-name-180" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-180" type="surname" value="KLEFISCH"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-180" type="given" value="LAMBERT"/>LAMBERT KLEFISCH</persName> </hi>. I am a wholesale produce merchant of 37, St. John Street—I first saw Ferguson on the Friday before Christmas week,</p>
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<p>December 19—they were introduced to me—they asked for poultry—I sold them six cases—I left instructions with the carman to deliver them the following day—the following Saturday I received this cheque for £17 18s. 8d.—it was paid into my Bank, but not met—on December 20 I received a telephonic message about goods to be sent to sonic address in the Edgware Road—I did not send any—I received a card similar to this, "Alexander Furness &, Co. 65 & 66, Marylebone Lane"—if I had known they had banking accounts on which cheques were not met I would not have given credit.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Ferguson.</hi> I saw the cheque when I came on the Monday morning—I sent specially to the Bank—I returned the cheque to the carman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MAHAFFY</hi>. It is not the invariable custom to present cheques at once—they arc usually held a little time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Schirmer.</hi> I don't remember seeing you.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030309-name-181" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030309-name-181" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-181" type="surname" value="MUTTER"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-181" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD MUTTER</persName> </hi>. I am a carman to Joseph Harmer &, Co.—on December 20 last Mr. Harmer gave me four cases of turkeys to convey to 67, Marylebone Lane, with instructions to take cash or notes, but no cheques—when I got to Furness & Co.'s office I saw a lady and Schirmer—the lady said, "I cannot give you cash to-night, the Bank is closed now; wait till Harry comes '—she said they had other shops, that he was waiting for the van, and must have lost his way—I waited till Allen came shortly afterwards—the lady said Harry would go and telephone, and Allen went away—he came back in about half an hour, and said, "All right you must take a cheque"—he said he had been speaking to Klefisch, who had said. "All right." and I believed him—he handed me this cheque—I said I hoped it would not be like one where we had just got done for £21—he said. "No, everything is all right, my boy"—Allen signed this delivery note—Schirmer wrote this cheque in my presence, and took it from his cheque book—it was signed—he gave it to me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Mr. Ferguson.</hi> I do not know you.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MAHAFFY</hi>. I said before Magistrate. He said, All is right. I have spoken to Mr. Klefisch, you are to take a cheque'—the cheque is signed in the name of May.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Schirmer.</hi> You wrote the cheque out by Mrs. Mays orders.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I only know that Allen went away from what he told me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030309-name-182" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030309-name-182" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-182" type="surname" value="HARMER"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-182" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH HARMER</persName> </hi>. I employ the last witness—in consequence of some
<lb/>thing I heard. I went to Marylebone Lane on December 22—I told Schirmer I had a cheque which had been returned from the Bank dishonoured, and asked him to tell me about it—he said, "Oh. the cheque is all right"—I asked him who Mr. Furness was—he said Mr. Furness was out, but would be back at I 1.30 to 2 o'clock—I asked him where Furness lived—he said at Kensington—I asked him if he could pay me the value of the cheque—he said no, he was only a clerk, but that Mr. Furness had thousands of pounds in the Bank I asked where the goods were he said that they went away</p>
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<p>in the morning—in the shop I saw a butcher's stand, a pair of scales, and some empty margerine boxes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Ferguson.</hi> It was a warehouse.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Schirmer.</hi> I did not see you talk to a lady—you did not say that was Mrs. May—I was there about a quarter of an hour.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030309-name-183" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030309-name-183" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-183" type="surname" value="HODINNOTT"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-183" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HODINNOTT</persName> </hi>. I am a traveller for John Thompson and Co., provision merchants, 3, Denman Street, Piccadilly—on December 15th Allen brought this card of Alexander Furness and Co. 65 and 67, Maryle
<lb/>bone Lane—he asked if we had any good eggs—I told him yes—he bought two half cases, value £4 18s.—he said he would pay cash on delivery—I took the goods to 65, Marylebone Lane and saw Schirman standing near the Post Office at the corner of Marylebone Lane—he came up and said he had the keys—I took them inside—he gave me this cheque for £4 18s. signed "F. C. May"—I paid it into Messrs. Thompson's account,—it was returned on the Wednesday dishonoured—I paid it in again and it was returned—on the Wednesday I went to Marylebone Lane and found the shop closed—I waited and Schirmer came and opened the side door—he appeared to look for letters—when he came out I asked him if his governor was in—he said no, he did not know when he would be—I told him the cheque had been returned—he said "The governor told me it would be; as he has changed his Bank"—I said it was strange to draw a cheque on a bank with a closed account"—I asked him if he knew Allen's address, he said he did not—I asked him where he got his wages—he said in the street, and that he was engaged and taken on in the street and he knew of no place—I asked him for his own address—he said he would not give it me—I asked if he knew where F. C. May was—he said he did not know—I asked where the eggs had gone—he said. "They were taken away on Tuesday morning"—we did not get the money nor the eggs—I received this telegram the same evening. "Will see you at your office, Thursday, Furness"—on Thursday. December 18th, Schirmer called—he said his governor was sorry he could not keep the appoint
<lb/>ment, but he would come at six o'clock or the following morning—he did not come—I went again to Marylebone Lane—I said, "Has the governor not come to town?"—Schirmer said, "No."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Ferguson.</hi> I never saw you in the transaction—Schirmer did not say who his governor—was.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MAHAFFY</hi>. He did not tell me that Allen was principal.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Schirner.</hi> You appeared to be an ordinary servant—you said you got the cheque form Allen—it was already signed.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030309-name-184" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030309-name-184" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-184" type="surname" value="LEMIRE"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-184" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT LEMIRE</persName> </hi>. I am an egg and butter merchant of 88, St. John Street, in the name of A. Lemire and Co.—Ferguson called on December 10th and bought 1,200 eggs and some turkeys of the value of £11 12s. 4d. subsequently I received this cheque for that amount, signed, "F. C. May "I paid it into Prescott's Bank—it was returned marked "Not sufficient.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Schirmer.</hi> I have not seen you.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030309-name-185" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030309-name-185" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-185" type="surname" value="BRISTOW"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-185" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED BRISTOW</persName> </hi>. I am salesman to the last witness—on his instruction</p>
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<p>I Look some eggs and turkeys to Marylebone Lane on December 6th—I saw Schirmer and a woman—I asked if Johnson and Furness were, there—they said "Yes"—before I took the goods in I asked if they were going to be paid for—they said. "Yes, bring them in"—I was paid this cheque—Schirmer filled in the body, but the name was there signed; when I got outside I noticed that it was not dated—I took it back and asked them to date it, which Schirmer did—I gave the receipt to Schirmer when he passed it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Ferguson.</hi> I never saw you.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Schirmer.</hi> The lady appeared to manage—I did not speak to you, only when I gave you the receipt.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030309-name-186" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030309-name-186" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-186" type="surname" value="FAIRMAN"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-186" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES FAIRMAN</persName> </hi>. I am manager of Messrs. Prescott's Bank—I produce a copy of Frank May's account there—his balance on May 13th was 3s. 8d.—the account was opened on March 10th. and on the 12th I wrote to him to close it and return the cheque book, the account was so very unsatisfactory—on that day a cheque for £22 17s. 9d. was paid in signed in the name of May, and drawn on Lloyds Bank at West Kensing
<lb/>ton—that was returned unpaid—on September 15th this letter, asking for the balance, was brought to me by some one who spoke with a German accent—I said, "The balance is 3s. 8d."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Ferguson.</hi> I do not remember a party bringing £.35 on December 22nd—I should not have taken it if he had.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030309-name-187" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030309-name-187" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-187" type="surname" value="STONE"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-187" type="given" value="FREDERICK JAMES"/>FREDERICK JAMES STONE</persName> </hi>. I am a messenger of Prescott's Bank at London Street. Paddington—I have seen Schirmer at the Bank, but I cannot
<hi rend="italic">give</hi> the date—he spoke about May's account to the manager.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030309-name-188" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030309-name-188" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-188" type="surname" value="DRAPER"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-188" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT DRAPER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant D.</hi>) On the evening of December 23rd. with other officers, I arrested the three prisoners at Highbury—they were together in the Cock public house—I told them we were Police officers, and read the warrant—I referred to Ferguson as May—he said he was not May—I showed him the signatures on the cheque—he said he knew nothing about Allen—another officer arrested Allen while I was with Schirman and Ferguson—Schirman said. "I was employed by May and Allen simply as a servant—they paid me 30s. a week—they told me I was to take in goods and give the cheques: I could not help it if they did not pay" and that he had only been there a short time—I found this cheque book on Prescott, Dimsdale and Co. bearing the name of C. May; another cheque book in the name of Ferguson—on December 23rd I kept watch at Maryle
<lb/>bone—about 5.30 I saw Allen in High Street go to the telephone office—he came out and met Ferguson—I had seen Schirmer a number of times in the shop, but Ferguson only hobbling about the vicinity—I searched 106, Cannonbury Road and found a pass book in the name of George Woodville, and bank books and cheques on a large number of banks and a quantity of papers—Ferguson and Allen appear to have had about twenty-six banking accounts and seventeen different names, and to have started each account by a dishonoured cheque on the old account—I found 30s. on Ferguson.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Ferguson</hi> Some of the eleven names were Ferguson. May. James. Edwards, Woodville, Linden F. C. May, and various modify
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<p>of those names, also Medwin and Co. at Hastings, and Faulkner and Co. in another place.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MAHAFFY</hi>. I handed Allen over to another officer on December 23rd—I followed Schirman to a public house where they all met three days before the execution of the warrant—the bankers do not know the cheque is bad till the account is opened and the cheque is returned dishonoured and the prisoners have possession of a cheque hook—I have examined and found four accounts started in that way—Ferguson drew a cheque on Dimsdales in favour of a firm in Gracechurch with nothing to meet it—there was a little money.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030309-name-189" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030309-name-189" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-189" type="surname" value="DYER"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-189" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED DYER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer D</hi>). I arrested Allen—I took him to Marylebone Police Station—on the way he said, "I suppose this is for those two boxes of eggs; I bought them, and May ought to have paid for them; he has plenty of money"—I found 13s. 9 1/2 d. on him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MAHAFFY</hi>. When charged at the station Allen made no reply.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Allen, in his defence on oath, stated that he had known Ferguson three years, and believed he was doing a legitimate business; that he did not under
<lb/>stand the telephone, but got an answer, "Yes;" that if the cheques had not been specially cleared in haste, but had been presented in the ordinary manner they would have been met.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Ferguson's defence:</hi> "I intended to carry on a legitimate business, but had received bad cheques which put me into difficulties."</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SCHIRMER</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t19030309-294-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19030309-294-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-294-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FERGUSON</hi> and
<hi rend="largeCaps">ALLEN</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t19030309-294-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19030309-294-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-294-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Four convictions were proved against</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FERGUSON</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t19030309-294-punishment-30" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t19030309-294-punishment-30" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-294-punishment-30" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-294-19030309 t19030309-294-punishment-30"/>Five years penal servitude.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ALLEN</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">against whom a conviction was proved for larceny as a servant seven years ago,
<rs id="t19030309-294-punishment-31" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t19030309-294-punishment-31" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-294-punishment-31" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-294-19030309 t19030309-294-punishment-31"/>Twelve months hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, March</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1903.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GUSTAVE LUDWIG TRUBENBACH</hi>, </persName>
<rs id="t19030309-295-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19030309-295-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="breakingPeace"/>
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<interp inst="t19030309-name-191" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030309-295-offence-1 t19030309-name-191"/>Adolph Rettich</persName>, to which he pleaded a justification</rs>. Mr. Marshall Hall
<hi rend="italic">and</hi> Mr. Brandon
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUMPHREYS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030309-name-192" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030309-name-192" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t19030309-name-192" type="given" value="MINNIE FLORENCE"/>MINNIE FLORENCE LAMBERT</persName> </hi>. Up to January 9th I was manageress of the Neostyle Manufacturing Company, limited, 1. Gracechurch Street, and since then at 127, High Holborn—Trubenbach brought a circular to be typed on January 2nd—he gave me his name, which I entered—"n accordance with his instructions I duplicated 500 copies—he called for them on January 6th, and I find £2 15s. entered in our book as paid by cheque, which was honoured—on January 8th he brought a draft for 300 copies to be made in German—that work was stopped in cones
<lb/>quense of Mr. Rettich calling with his solicitor—on January 9th Truben
<lb/>bach called at our office, then in Victoria Street, when the manageress told him in my presence that we-could not make the Gorman copies—this draft was put in at the Mansion House—[
<hi rend="italic">This was addressed to the</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">shareholders of the Newlands, West Grigualand Diamond Mines, limited, and charged Mr. Rettich with forgery and the suppression of the assets of the company.</hi>]</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030309-name-193" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030309-name-193" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-193" type="surname" value="HAIG"/>
<interp inst="t19030309-name-193" type="given" value="GEORGE OGILVY"/>GEORGE OGILVY HAIG</persName> </hi>. My address is 65, Brook Street—in 1899 I purchased 100 shares in the Newlands Company through my clerk, Mr. Ives—I am a. director of Haig and Haig—the signature to this transfer of 100 shares of October 31st, 1899, is not mine—it purports to be signed by me, "G. O. Haig," in the presence of Adolph Rettich, 5, Old Broad Street. E.G.—that is how I usually sign—I never saw Rettich till two years after that—I gave no one authority to write my name upon that transfer—I knew of it afterwards, but not at that date—I understood I was buying from the company—eventually I got a certificate—it may have come by post—I have not got it now—some two years afterwards I got a notice and went to the company's office, 5, Old Broad Street—I saw this transfer—it was about the summer of 1901—I saw Rettich—I asked him to hand me back my money on account of the transaction—I had paid for the shares—I have no recollection whether it was through Mr. Ives, who was a clerk to Haig and Haig at that time—I do not think we discussed the matter—I got my money from Rettich two or three weeks afterwards—I have no recollection of what he said—I received the same amount I had paid—I think it was £220 or £225, and I think in cash—I suppose I re-transferred the shares—I have no recollection; I must have done.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am a partner of Haig and Haig now; it is a public company—I left the transaction to Mr. Ives—I did not give him authority to sign the transfer—I do not suggest that I have been defrauded in any way by my name being put upon a transfer—I sign in three ways, but my ordinary commercial signature is "G. O. Haig"—no one could mistake this for my signature—the amount was paid through Haig and Haig and debited to me in my private drawings—the certificate would come in due course—I said it was not my signature—this is my real signature—[
<hi rend="italic">A letter of June</hi> 21
<hi rend="italic">st</hi> 1901,
<hi rend="italic">addressed to the secretary of the New
<lb/>lands Company, agreeing to be bound by the transfer of</hi> 100
<hi rend="italic">shares.</hi>]—I do not say it was a fraud—there is such a thing as compounding a felony—I got my money back—the secretary of the company wrote to me—there was an arrangement with Rettich—I do not know who signed the transfer—I authorised no one to sign it—I thought I was getting shares as a director of the company—I would sign the cheque—Ives was a clerk, and had no authority to sign cheques—Haig and Haig is a limited liability company—Mr. Miliken, the secretary of Haig and Haig, was a large shareholder, and brought papers to me—being a director of the company, I did not want them to know I was buying shares, and Miliken was willing to do me an obligement—I purchased through Ives and Miliken, and acted on their advice, naturally; Miliken pretended to know what he was doing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I think I executed the re-transfer simultaneously to writing the letter at the request of my own lawyer—that was part of the bargain that I should write the letter to the company, get back my money,</p>
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<p>and sign the re-transfer—the consideration was £15—I do not think I should have executed the re-transfer and received the £200 if I had seen that transfer.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THE RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">considered that an intention to defraud some person must be proved by the prisoner, or the justification would fail.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">staled that he could not carry the case further.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The Jury found that the document was a libel, and that the prisoner pub
<lb/>lished it.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, March</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1903.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19030309-name-197" type="given" value="EMILY FRANCES"/>EMILY FRANCES FULLER</persName> </hi>. I live with my father at 2, Waterfield Road, Hornsey Rise—on February 9th, at 10.30 p.m., I saw that the shutters and window of the breakfast room were closed—next day I missed a silver-plated hot-water jug, a plated cream jug, and a silver sugar sifter which were kept, some in the sideboard and some in a cupboard in the same room—these are the articles (
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<interp inst="t19030309-name-198" type="given" value="MARY AGNES"/>MARY AGNES GORMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a servant at this house—on February 9th, at 9.30, I fastened the shutters and window in the breakfast room—I came down next morning at 6.40, and the sideboard drawers were open, and a water-jug, pepper castor, sugar basin, caddy spoon, and salt spoon were missing.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Y.</hi>). On February 12th, about 12.30, I was watching in Nicholas Lane, Upper Holloway, which is about a quarter of a mile from the house which was broken into, and about two o'clock I saw the two prisoners come to the corner of Elthorne Road and Hickley Road: they remained in conversation ten minutes; Harrisson then went in the direction of Holloway Road and Godfrey to 23, Hickley Road, and he went inside and remained a few minutes, came out again and met Harrisson and another man in Alphonse Road; they went to 23, Hickley Road and then to the bottom of Hickley Road, which is below No. 23—kept observation till 5.30 a.m.—I heard a knock at the street door when I was at the rear, and Harrisson jumped up in bed on the ground floor; there was a light burning; he loosened the catch, but saw me, and pulled it back again—I heard another knock, and Godfrey said,
<hi rend="italic">"Joe</hi>, they are coining"—Harrisson replied, "Let them"—Sergeant Hall then wont into the room from the front, and then I entered it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Harrisson.</hi> You never took your hand off the catch—there was a light in the room—I went to the bottom of Midgley Road and there was time for the other man to get away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Godfrey.</hi> When you said, "
<hi rend="italic">Joe</hi>, they are coming,' you were both in bed together—you were not dressed.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030309-name-200" type="given" value="SUSAN"/>SUSAN JOHNSON</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Wayland Johnson, of 29. Midgley Road. Upper Holloway—on June 22 Harrisson took the back parlour at my house, close by the side of my bedroom, in the name of John Moore—no one could enter his bedroom while I was in mine, without my hearing them if I was awake—the two prisoners lived there—they were out together on February 9 about 7 p.m. and Godfrey came back about 1.40 a.m.—I did not see her, I was in bed, but I saw her shadow through my door as she passed—she stopped eight or ten minutes, and then went out, and closed the street door after her, and a few minutes afterwards the street door was tried with a key but they could