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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>Law Booksellers and Publishers.</p>
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<p>On the King's Commission of</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Held on Monday, March 30th, 1903, and following days.</p>
<p>Before the Right Hon.
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-1" type="given" value="MARCUS"/>SIR MARCUS SAMUEL</persName> </hi>, Knight,
<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; the Hon. Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM RANN KENNEDY</hi>, one of the Justices of His Majesty's High Court; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN WHITTAKER ELLIS</hi>, Bart., Sir
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-2" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID EVANS</persName> </hi>, K.C.M.G., and Lieut.-Colonel Sir
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-3" type="given" value="HORATIO"/>HORATIO DAVIES</persName> </hi>, K.C.M.G., M.P., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">FORREST FULTON</hi>, Knight, K.C., Recorder of the said City:
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-4" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN POUND</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-5" type="given" value="FREDERICK PRAT"/>FREDERICK PRAT ALLISTON</persName> </hi>, Esq., and
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS BOOR CROSBY</hi>, Esq., M.D., other of the Aldermen of the said City;
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-6" type="given" value="FREDERICK ALBERT"/>FREDERICK ALBERT BOSANQUET</persName> </hi>. Esq., K.C., Common Serjeant of the said City; and
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-7" 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="t19030330-name-8" 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="t19030330-name-9" 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. SIXTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that the 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>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, March</hi> 30
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1903.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Another indictment charged them with conspiring to steal the goods of the said Company; and another indictment against Bailey for stealing a pair of tapestry curtain the property of the same persons</hi>.</rs>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>,
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<hi rend="italic">Also</hi>, to obtaining credit by means of fraud, having been convicted of a like offence at Clerkenwell on June 6th, 1899</rs>.
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<hi rend="italic">Six weeks' hard labour, to run concurrently with his former sentence, of which he had still</hi> 161
<hi rend="italic">days to serve.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030330-326-offence-1 t19030330-name-28"/>Paul Gustavus Friend</persName>, an order for the payment of £125, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LILLEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-29" type="given" value="PAUL GUSTAVUS"/>PAUL GUSTAVUS FRIEND</persName> </hi>. I live at 10, Graham Road, Chiswick, and am secretary to J. A. Preece and Sons, Limited—on November 14th 1902, I saw an advertisement in the
<hi rend="italic">Daily Telegraph</hi> for a secretary to syndicate, with a salary of £250—I answered, stating my qualifications—I received a reply requesting me to call at 11 Quenington Mansions—I called there; it appeared to be a private house; I saw the prisoner there; he said he was the principal of the Anglo-American Syndicate which he explained was for producing and managing stage plays—he, said he required a commercial manager for the syndicate: that he had been carrying on business for about three years in a similar capacity, and that his financial partner was the Duke of Rovigo—he did not give me his address then—he said that owing to the fact of my having to deal with the cash which would pass through the syndicate, he and his financial partner desired £250 cash security from me, to be deposited on account with the syndicate's bankers—he did not then say who the bankers were—I called on him again, and I asked him with regard to the financial standing of the syndicate—he explained that they had about £3,000 at the bank, and that their last venture, which had extended over about seven months, had yielded a net profit of over £3,600; that although my qualifications seemed likely, he could not give me a decision that day, as there were several other applicants, but that he would write again—I expressed my willingness to deposit the £250 with him—on December 2nd I received a letter from him enclosing a rough draft of the agreement, which, if satisfactory, I was to return to him and he would have it made out—I was appointed about November 24th by letter—when I received the draft I put it into shape and had it typed in duplicate—I said that I did not think I should be in a position to deposit the whole of the £250, so I paid £150, and agreed to pay the other £100 within twelve months—the agreement was signed afterwards—on December 8th when I took up my duties I asked the prisoner to submit the syndicate's books to me; he made various excuses, saying that the cash book was in the auditor's hands, and that he could not obtain it for a few days: that was before I signed the contract—I saw this cash book (
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<p>be audited in red ink and signed—on December 18th I signed this agree
<lb/>ment (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—it appears to be signed "Rovigo" and by myself and the prisoner; "Rovigo" was there when I signed, but the Duke "as not present at the time—the prisoner signed it in my presence, and was also witnessed in my presence—when I signed it I believed the signature "Rovigo" to be that of the Duke of Rovigo—I had parted with the money at the time I signed; I paid it on December 18th, partly cheque and partly in money—I then believed that the "Duke of Rovigo as a sleeping partner, that the syndicate had £3,000 at the bank, id that the cash book was a genuine one—I received a letter from the prisoner dated December 13th, saying that the Duke was fairly mad with him for not having had the agreement signed, and that the Duke id signed it that night—on Sunday, December 21st, I went to East
<lb/>bourne to join the syndicate's company which was to appear there—I saw prisoner there—I heard some rumours—I communicated with the bank on December 22nd, requesting information as to what had been done with my cheque and money; I received a reply, and in consequence railed the prisoner into my room and asked him what he had done with money; he replied, "It is all right, it is at the bank"—I replied, have information to the contrary, I have a telegram from the bank; have paid my money to your personal account"—after some excuses stated that that was so, but that he could repay me—I said, "Whose nature is that on the contract, is the Duke of Rovigo really you partner?"—he said. "No'" and he asked me to save him for the sake of wife and mother—I did not charge him then—he said he would repay—I left him towards the end of the month, but about January 19th ailed at the police station where I found him in custody on another charge—I then charged him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> I did not issue a warrant against you because I had promised not to prosecute you—I do not know the Duke Rovigo or any of his business—I do not think there is anything in contract about music—I did not know that you were in money diffi-Culties—I made inquiries about you—I did not pay you the money until you had made some statements, which appeared to be proved by cash book—you submitted the contract as that of the Anglo-American indicate—I did not steal the cash book out of your bedroom, I never it into your bedroom—I parted with my money on the strength of statements—youdid not suggest that I should become a partner—I made a point of my not having any money to invest, and that any money parted with was to be on deposit, and you said, "We are quite inde
<lb/>pendent with regard to investments—I do not know if you applied to references—one of your conditions was that I should allow my name appear on the note paper by the side of yours—some paper was ordered, the order was not executed—I conducted the business for about a before I paid the money—I made a strong protest at the way it conducted—I wrote this letter to you, dated December 14th, 1902
<hi rend="italic">Stating that the tidiness agreed that the agreement should have been signed before; and that he had not come into contact with a single item relative</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">to the management of the syndicate.</hi>)—I asked you next day if you had received my letter, and you said. "Yes"—I engaged Mr. Medcalfe, the advance manager, and fixed his salary at your request—I did not engage anybody else—when I gave you the £150 I asked you for some money in advance against the expenses I had paid for you—when you came back from the bank you gave me £10, asserting you had paid the money in—I did not order any books without consulting you—I bought a cash book after consulting you—I went to Brixton Theatre with you while rehearsals were going on—you asked me if I had any money, and I gave you £6, which you returned to me—I did that as a friendly act—when the "Sousa Girl" was produced in London it was not a success to my idea—you tried to explain to me that the words "Received Royal commands" meant that you had been ordered to submit one of your plays to one of the Royal family—I did not read any of the criticisms—this (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) is your draft of the agreement in your writing, so you must have seen it—you sent it to me with this letter dated December 2nd—(
<hi rend="italic">Stating that he enclosed the draft, and that the witness was to make a note of anything he did not like in it.</hi>)—when we were at Eastbourne I did not say, "I cannot stand this, give me what money you have left and I will go home to my wife"—my wife was fortunately never mentioned in your presence—I did not wire to the bank to ask how much money was left; I asked them if my money had been paid into the proper account—you did not tell Medcalfe to come to me for his wages—you told me to get rid of him because he pressed you too much—I do not know how many of the artistes pressed you—I did not see you pay them—I requested some security against my money—you offered me a paper saying that you conceded to me the rights of the "Sousa Girl" and some furniture—I never used any threats towards you—I told the manager that the property of the company had been conceded to me and that he was not to let anything go without my knowledge—the rights of the "Sousa Girl" did not amount to 2d. in my opinion—I went to the composer and demanded the music—I got it and handed it to you because I wanted to get rid of it—none of your securities were worth the paper they were written on—I have not got back one farthing of my money—you handed to me what was supposed to be your mother's will, and said you would concede to me certain money out of it—I saw your mother and she with
<lb/>drew your promise, so your document was useless—your mother asked me if there was any fraud, and I refused to answer the question—there was a clause in the agreement that I was to have 10 per cent, of the profits of the syndicate; there was no stamped agreement—the agreement was given to you to get the Duke of Rovigo's signature, and to get it stamped, and it was with great difficulty that I got it again, because you wanted to do away with it.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-30" type="given" value="HOWARD CRUNDEN"/>HOWARD CRUNDEN CLEAVER</persName> </hi>. I live at Tower House, Regent's Park, and am a friend of the Duke of Rovigo; he is a Frenchman; he is a confirmed invalid; I know his writing; the signature on this agreement is not his or like it, he signs, "Savary de Rovigo"—I was present at I think all the interviews between the prisoner and the Duke—it was</p>
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<p>generally understood that the Anglo-American Syndicate was to be pro
<lb/>moted—I do not know if it was specifically mentioned—the Duke was never asked by the prisoner to be a partner; he was not a partner or interested in it in any way.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The Duke did not compose music for the syndicate, he allowed some music which he had to be used—I believe it had to be altered—I believe you had letters from him—the prosecutor never communicated with me or with the Duke, that I am aware of—all the communications between you and the Duke were in connection with the music to be introduced into the play for the Duke's daughter.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The Duke is a rather well-known musical amateur in France.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-31" type="given" value="WILLIAM REGINALD"/>WILLIAM REGINALD SMELL</persName> </hi>. My address is 17, Wool Exchange, and I am one of the committee which manages the Mutual Depositors' Banking Company, which is a banking society—the prisoner had an account there in November; this (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) is a certified copy of it—it was opened on November 17th with £32 10s., which was drawn out by cheques—on December 18th the balance was 12s. 7d., and on that day £135 was paid in—that was drawn out by various cheques and the account was reduced to 8s. 8d. on December 23rd—nothing else was paid in, except £1 1s. on November 29th—we had no account with the Anglo-American Syndicate; the prisoner had no other account there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I knew you were the principal of the Anglo-American Company—I told you to try our bank—you said you had transactions with another bank—I did not know Mr. Friend was with you until you paid in a cheque for him—our secretary did not know that Mr. Friend was a partner with you—I do not know how much money you had in any other bank or the name of it—we trusted you with an overdraft.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-32" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR ALLEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police-Sergeant T.</hi>) In February I saw the prisoner in High Holborn; I arrested him on a warrant for another offence; I took him to Hammersmith Police Station and charged him; I found some agreements and other documents on him; I did not find the agree
<lb/>ment between him and the prosecutor on him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I think I first heard from Mr. Friend about February 14th or 15th—it was not in January.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-33" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER DEW</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police—Inspector T.</hi>) I saw the prisoner at West London Police Court on February 20th, and I told him he would be further charged in connection with this case of Mr. Friends—he said, "Very good"—when the charge was read over to him he made no reply.</p>
<p>The prisoner, in his defence on oath, said at the prosecutor had agreed to become a partner, as he (the prisoner) had no money: that he drew up an agreement between himself and the prosecutor, but not the one produced which the prosecutor had got; that the one he had drawn up did not include the Duke of Rovigo as a partner; that the Duke's signature was not there: 'that the draft produced was not in his (the prisoner's) writing; that there been no fraud, as the money had been invested on the merits of the "Sousa Girl:" and that the prosecutor was swearing falsely. He admitted that</p>
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<p>he had been convicted of obtaining goods by false pretences at Lewes on April 3
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1900,
<hi rend="italic">and three times previously.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-34" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN RIDSDALE</persName> </hi>. I am a chemist and dentist of 79, Arthur Street, King's Road, Chelsea—I am trustee under your mother's will—she is living—I know that the prosecutor has seen her—I was present at the interviews—you told me that he was your partner, and that you were going to
<hi rend="italic">run</hi> the "Sousa Girl."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030330-326-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 obtaining goods by false pretences at Lewes, on April</hi> 3
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1900,
<hi rend="italic">and two other connections were proved against him.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, March</hi> 30
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1903.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-328-19030330 t19030330-328-punishment-9"/>Three years each in penal servitude.</rs> </hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ROBERT FREDERICK SOMERFIELD</hi> (24)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19030330-330-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, to two indictments for forging and uttering orders for the delivery of cigars with intent to defraud.</rs>(
<hi rend="italic">See next case.</hi>)
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<hi rend="largeCaps">PERCY STILLWELL</hi> (27)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19030330-331-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, for forging and uttering a request for the delivery of 500 cigars</rs>, to which Somerfield
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<interp inst="t19030330-331-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BOYD</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-44" type="given" value="CHARLES FREDERICK"/>CHARLES FREDERICK BAGLIN</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Lusby and Co., of 22, Minories, manufacturers of cigars and cigarettes—on March 7th, Stillwell, who I knew, showed me this order, "Supply bearer with 500 Garcia Barita cigars"—our firm knew the writer as a customer, but, as we had not got those particular cigars, I told Stillwell that we had only get Garcia Seletos—he said, "I will take 500 of those," and signed this receipt and went away—he returned that day and said, "Will you let us return this 500, and have these, pointing to the list, as I have an order from the Carlton Club"—I gave them to him, and he said, "I will keep the others 500 in stock," so that he had over 1,000 cigars, price £18—he signed exhibit D for the second lot—I saw the prisoner Stillwell alone four or five days afterwards, and have not the least doubt he is the man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Stillwell.</hi> I am certain you are the man.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-45" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK THOMAS</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mr. Robertson, a pawnbroker</p>
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<p>of 219, New Kent Road—on March 17th, Somerfield pledged with me eight boxes containing 50 cigars each—I gave him a special contract which he signed, "For Harry Mitchell, George Mitchell," and next day he pawned more cigars in the name of Mitchell, on which I made an advance.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There were nineteen boxes of one sort and one box was different—I had never seen you before.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-46" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES SEARLE</persName> </hi>. I am a tobacconist of 10, Market Parade, Finchley, and before that at 352, Cold Harbour Lane—this signature, Charles Searle on Exhibit B, is not mine nor written by my authority—I do not know either of the two prisoners, and never gave either of them authority to get cigars for me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-47" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MILLER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective Sergeant.</hi>) On March 24th I arrested Stillwell at Cold Harbour Lane—I told him he would be charged with a man named Somerfield for forging; and obtaining cigars from Messrs. Lusby, of 22, Minories—I showed him Exhibit B, and said, "This order I have obtained, I know now that you did not write it, as Somerfield has admitted writing it and handing it to you"—he was then charged.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030330-name-48" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030330-name-48" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030330-name-48" type="surname" value="SOMERFIELD"/>
<interp inst="t19030330-name-48" type="given" value="ROBERT FREDERICK"/>ROBERT FREDERICK SOMERFIELD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner.</hi>) I have pleaded guilty to forging this order—Stillwell was there, and saw me write it at the post office opposite the Tower about March 7th—I handed it to him and told him to take it to Mr. Lusby—we went into the post office together—I waited for him at the top of the Minories, and he came back with 500 cigars—I said, "What shall we do with them, shall we pawn them?"—he said, "Yes, if you like"—I took them from him and took them to the pawnbroker's and got the contract, Exhibit E.—I gave my name, Harry Mitchell—Stillwell waited outside while I went in—when I came out I told him I had got £3 10s., and gave him some of it—it was then past 2 o'clock; we waited ten minutes or a quarter or an hour and then he went to Lusby and Co. and got another parcel, which we pawned the next lay and divided the money.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Stillwell.</hi> You waited for me the first time not quite outside the pawnbroker's but a little way down.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Stillwell defence.</hi> On March 17th, I never left home till 10.30; I left word that I should be back at 12; I came back and some friends came in, and I went out with them and came back at 2 o'clock.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">STILLWELL</hi>,
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> of uttering</rs>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction on January</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1902.
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<hi rend="italic">Eighteen months' hard labour</hi> </rs>.
<hi rend="italic">Four previous convictions were proved against</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SOMERFIELD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-331-19030330 t19030330-331-punishment-12"/>Fifteen months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ROBERT SMITH</hi> (47)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19030330-332-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing 7 lbs. of lino metal, the property
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030330-332-offence-1 t19030330-name-50"/>Eden Fisher</persName> and Co., Ltd.</rs> </p>
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-51" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MILLER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective Sergeant.</hi>) On March 3rd, about a.m., I went to Eden Fisher and Co.'s in Fenchurch Street and gave instructions to Morray Rayner, and made up this parcel—I told the prisoner he was charged with inciting a lad, Morray Rayner, to steal</p>
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<p>metal, the property of Eden Fisher—he said, "I never told the boy to make up a parcel"—I did not make a note at the time of what he said.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-52" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK BLIGH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective.</hi>) On March 3rd I was just outside Eden Fisher's premises about 7.45 a.m., and saw the prisoner and the boy in conversation for five or six minutes—the boy handed him a parcel in a bag, and then went inside—the prisoner walked to High Street—I kept observation on him at about sixty yards—I stopped him and asked him what he had got in the bag—he said, "Some stuff," and turned his head towards Leadenhall Street—I said, "What is this bag?"—he said, "I don't know what it is, I have not looked at it; I was told to do that"—I asked the boy what he had given to the prisoner, he said, "Nothing'—I took the parcel out of the bag—he said, "I did not ask the boy to bring me the parcel, I told him if he had any glue I would have it'—I told him he would be charged with inciting the boy to steal—he said "I did not incite him to steal"—I took him to the station, where he was charged.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-53" type="given" value="MORRAY"/>MORRAY RAYNER</persName> </hi>. I am 15 years old, and am errand boy to Eden Fisher of Leadenhall Street—I have known the prisoner a month—I saw him one morning about 7.45 at the corner of a court leading to the work
<lb/>shop—he asked me if I could do something, and asked where the other boy was—had left then—I said, "I will give you something"—he used to come to the place and see me for about four weeks; he asked me to give him something, and I said that I would—that was something which Bligh the policeman had made up for me—the prisoner said the first time, "I will give you some money"—that was the only time he mentioned money—the first time I saw him he asked me to get a letter out of the dirt box—I got him nothing before the occasion when the police
<lb/>man made the parcel up—I did not tell him any day when he was to come—I did say, "Come about Wednesday, and I will give you some"—that was the day when the detective had been spoken to. And he said he would come on Thursday, and then I gave him this parcel.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You have asked me to get you things from the firm it was another boy who would come and fetch the dirt box.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030330-name-54" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-54" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY KIMBERLEY</persName> </hi>. I am with Eden Fisher and-Co., and act as fore
<lb/>man at times.—Rayner has been there about two months—two detectives came in March—I do not know the value of this parcel.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. What I call "lino, metal" is Lynotype metal—a cer
<lb/>tain amount of waste goes into the dirt box—there is about 1/4 cwt. Of metal in the boxes at one time—I knew that the parcel was made up—the detective instructed the boy to give it to the man—I never saw the prisoner about the works.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Common Serjeant considered that as the parcel was made up by the prosecutors and given to the prisoner, he could not be said to have stolen it.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19030330-332-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ROBERT SMITH</hi> </persName> was
<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-56" type="given" value="MORRAY"/>Morray Rayner</persName> to steal the goods of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030330-333-offence-1 t19030330-name-57"/>Eden Fisher</persName> and Co. </rs>
<hi rend="italic">No evidence was offered.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19030330-333-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, March</hi> 31
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1903.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Kennedy.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">TIMOTHY DONOVAN</hi> (40)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030330-334-offence-1 t19030330-name-59"/>Mary Donovan</persName>; he was also charged on the Coroner's Inquisition with the like offence.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR, MR. BIRON, MR. LEYCESTER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STEPHENSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">DR. COUNSEL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-60" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY WOODLEY</persName> </hi> (343
<hi rend="italic">H). Produced and proved a plan of the first floor of</hi> 27,
<hi rend="italic">Lucas Street, Commercial Road.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-61" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN HOGMAN</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Andrew Hogman, of 97, Sutton Street. E.—the deceased was my aunt, and had been married to the prisoner nine years, but they had been living together as man and wife for six years previous to that—they had been living at 27, Lucas Street during the last two years—my aunt was employed by a firm of seed sorters in Houndsditch—the prisoner is a coal porter—the deceased was 37 when she died.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have seen the prisoner often during the past two years—he occasionally took drink, but was very quiet when sober—my aunt did not indulge in drinking, she used to be at work till 8 p.m.—the prisoner was very kind and affectionate to her when sober, it was only in drink when
<hi rend="italic">rows</hi> occurred.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030330-name-62" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030330-name-62" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19030330-name-62" type="surname" value="MCGEORGE"/>
<interp inst="t19030330-name-62" type="given" value="KATHARINE"/>KATHARINE McGEORGE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Not examined in chief.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I live at 22, Albert Street, Caver Street, Shadwell—I knew Mary Donovan, I worked with her at the time of her death—Saturday, March 7th, we came home from work together at about I o'clock—we called at two public-houses and (had two glasses of ale ach—I left her between 5 and 5.30.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030330-name-63" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030330-name-63" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-63" type="given" value="HANNAH"/>HANNAH WALLIS</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Not examined in chief.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I live at 29, Dean Street—I knew the deceased—was with her on March 7th from 5.30 to 6—I had a glass of ale with her in the Spencer Arms—I did not go with her to the Crooked Billet.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030330-name-64" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030330-name-64" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19030330-name-64" type="surname" value="GRAHAM"/>
<interp inst="t19030330-name-64" type="given" value="MARGARET"/>MARGARET GRAHAM</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Not examined in chief.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I live at 30, Hugget Street, Commercial Road—knew the deceased—I saw her on March 7th about 6.30—we went into the Crooked Billet and had a quartern of gin between three of us.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-65" type="given" value="EMMA ELLEN"/>EMMA ELLEN NASH</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Not examined in chief.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I live at 9, Juniper Street, Shadwell—I was with the deceased on March 7th from about 6.30 to 7.30—we went into the Crooked Billet and had a quartern of gin—she did not" have anything to eat while with me.</p>
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<persName id="t19030330-name-66" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-66" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN WHITE</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of George White, of 27, Lucas Street, commercial Road—we occupy the first floor back room—the prisoner his wife lived in the first floor front room—they had been there years—they had a
<hi rend="italic">jangle</hi> now and then, but not very often—I saw deceased once last summer after they had had a quarrel—her head's bleeding, and I took her to the hospital—on March 7th, between and 9 p.m., the deceased came into the house—she fell on the landing</p>
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<p>outside my door—I helped her into her own room and sat her in a chair by the head of the bed, so that her arm rested on the pillow—she was drunk, she could not walk without help, and her speech was rather thick—I lit the lamp in the room and put it on the table by the wall, and then went into my room—I stayed there about three minutes, and then went to Watney Street Market at 9.10 to purchase some things—the prisoner had not come in then—there were other people lodging in the house, but they had gone out.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner and his wife were on very good terms when sober—they only quarrelled when they had been drinking—I have seen the deceased the worse for drink—on Friday, March 6th, I believe she went to a mission at the Catholic Chapel in the Commercial Road—I do not know where she was on Thursday, March 5th.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> In the ordinary way she was a sober woman.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030330-name-67" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030330-name-67" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19030330-name-67" type="surname" value="LEE"/>
<interp inst="t19030330-name-67" type="given" value="JULIA"/>JULIA LEE</persName> </hi>. I am the tenant of 27, Lucas Street—two years ago last February I let the front first floor room to the prisoner and his wife—on March 7th, about 9.15, I was in my kitchen at the basement of the house—the prisoner came down to me and said, "I have done something, I believe I have done it"—I said, "What have you done"—he said, "Go upstairs and see"—I went upstairs and he followed me—I went into the room' and saw Mrs. Donovan lying on the floor with her head by the side of the bed and her feet towards the window—I saw a quantity of blood on the floor and told the prisoner to go quickly for a doctor—he did not return, and I went for Dr. Spurr and returned with him—the room was in the same condition as when I left it—it was not in con
<lb/>fusion—when the prisoner spoke to me he seemed very excited.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> On March 7th I first saw him, about 4 p.m.—he appeared as if he had been drinking—he and his wife were very quiet and comfortable, when sober.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-68" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-68" type="given" value="JOHN WILLIAM"/>JOHN WILLIAM LYNCH</persName> </hi>. I am a registered medical practitioner of "372, Commercial Road—on March 7th, about 9.15 p.m., the prisoner came to my surgery and said, "I want you to come round with me to Lucas Street, as I have assaulted my wife; she' is losing a great deal of blood. "I said, "I cannot come with you, as I have three other cases that I am going to now, if it is anything urgent you had better go for someone else."—he said, "You mean you won't come"—I said, "It is not a matter of won't come, it is a matter of can't come. It is impossible for me to come with you"—he then went away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I considered him to be sober—I did not notice that his breath smelt of drink—he pressed me very hard to go and see his wife—I had never attended her.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-69" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK SPURR</persName> </hi>. I am a registered medical practitioner of 427, Commercial Road—on March 7th, at 9.20 p.m., I was called to 27, Lucas Street—I went into the first floor front room, and saw the body of a woman lying on the floor dead—there was a quantity of blood on the floor—I examined her at the time, and found she had a punctured wound in the left side of her neck, behind the jaw and under the ear—I noticed the condition of the room at the time, and the position of the furniture</p>
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<p>agrees with the position shown on the plan—the room did not present the appearance of having been disturbed by a struggle—the body was lying with the head by the bed, and the feet extending towards the window—there was crockery upon a table in the middle of the room, also two table knives—I examined them—there was no sign of blood upon either—neither of them were rigid enough to inflict the wound—I sent for the police, and Inspector Holland and Dr. Grant, the Divisional surgeon, came—on March 9th, in the presence of Dr. Grant, I made a
<hi rend="italic">post-mortem</hi> examination of the body—I then found another wound on the right side of the head—its upper extremity was on a level with the top of the ear—the wound in the neck penetrated to the pharynx, and in its passage wounded the carotid artery—it was three inches deep, and was the cause of death—a considerable amount of force would be necessary to inflict the injuries—I saw no signs of a struggle on the body—I examined the stomach and liver, and found nothing abnormal; the organs were all perfectly healthy—there were no signs of chronic alcoholism.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The stomach was almost empty—the condition in which I found the body at the
<hi rend="italic">post mortem</hi> was quite consistent with her having been intoxicated on the night of the 7th—hemorrhage was the primary cause of death—the wounds might have been caused by a worn table-knife used for cutting wood—the wound on the right side of the head at the back was more than a scratch, but it was not dangerous—the wound on the left of the neck could not have been caused by her falling against the knife if it was held in a person's hand behind her back, because its direction was from above downwards.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. Neither wound could have been self-inflicted.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-70" type="given" value="CHARLES GRAHAM"/>CHARLES GRAHAM GRANT</persName> </hi>. I am divisional surgeon to the H. Division of police—on March 7th I was called to 27, Lucas Street, about 10 p.m, where I saw the body of the deceased—I have heard the evidence of Dr. Spurr, and agree in a great measure with his evidence—about 11 p.m. the same night I saw the prisoner at the police station, he was intoxicated, but his answers were coherent, he understood what I said to him and replied in a defensive manner—his hands showed signs of having been recently washed—on March 8th his clothes were brought to me—I found three small red stains on the right shirt sleeve—I tested them, and believe them to be blood.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-71" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS WHITE</persName> </hi> (201
<hi rend="italic">E.</hi>) Soon after 10 p.m. on March 7th, I was on duty in High Street, Shadwell—I received a description of a man who was wanted for stabbing his wife at 27, Lucas Street—about 10.30 I saw the prisoner in High Street—I arrested him, and told him he was wanted for a case of murder—I knew him by sight before—I did not tell him any
<lb/>thing about the murder—I did not know who he had killed—he said, "Is that so?"—I took him to the station and searched him—no knife was found on him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross—examined.</hi> He had been drinking heavily—he was not so very drunk, but he was drunk.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-72" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-72" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK WHENSLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant H.</hi>) I took charge of the prisoner when he was at Shadwell police station—I took a note in his</p>
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<p>presence of what he said to me—he volunteered all the statement—he said, "I know what I am here for, I am done; I shall be
<hi rend="italic">topped</hi>, I know that the job was a good one; she is gone, let her go easy. I know I have got to go through it; I shall not be a coward when it comes. They are looking for the knife; they will never find it. I threw it in the ditch, you know where I mean, the Thames."—I was present when he was charged next morning—he made no reply to the charge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He was not charged at all on the Saturday night—he was under the influence of drink, but he was not what I should term very much under the influence of drink.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">H.R.</hi>) On Sunday, March 8th, at 12 p.m., I was in charge of the prisoner in the cells—he said, "When did she die?"—I replied, "Last night"—he said, "I took up the knife, and I
<hi rend="italic">done</hi> it in the heat of passion"—I made my note at the time—at 7.40 p.m. the same day, he made a voluntary statement to me in the cell, he said, "This will be the death' of my poor old mother. That is what
<hi rend="italic">booze</hi> does for you. I went home
<hi rend="italic">boozed.</hi> She flew at me, I picked up the knife off' the table quick, and it was done in a minute. I did not mean to do what I have done. I threw the knife away afterwards."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see the prisoner when he was brought to the station.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">of manslaughter</hi> </rs>.
<hi rend="italic">Twenty-one previous convictions, several for assaults, were proved against him</hi>.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday and Wednesday, March</hi> 31
<hi rend="italic">st and April</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1903.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030330-336-offence-1 t19030330-name-77"/>Postmaster-General</persName>, and feloniously receiving the same.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BIRON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-78" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-78" type="given" value="DANIEL WILLIAM"/>DANIEL WILLIAM HOSIER</persName> </hi>. I am a postman attached to the Northern District Post Office—on March 21st I had a registered letter to deliver addressed, "Mrs. E. C. Bruin, 21, Benyon Road, Southgate Road, London, England."—this is the envelope (
<hi rend="italic">Produced.</hi>)—it has the Natal postmark on it—on my way to deliver it I lost it out of my pocket—I reported the loss to the address on the envelope, and also to the Post Office.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I did not encounter anyone on the way, of your appearance—Hoxton is a big market place.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-79" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-79" type="given" value="ELIZA HANNAH"/>ELIZA HANNAH BRUIN</persName> </hi>. I live at 24, Lawrence Road, Bow—am the wife of Edward Charles Bruin, who is in business at Pietermaritzburg. Natal—he is an accountant's clerk—he is in the habit of remitting a weekly allowance to me—the letters are sent to me to the care of a cousin of mine, Mr. Coombes, 21, Benyon Road, Southgate Road—on March 21st I was expecting a letter from my husband, containing money—it did not come</p>
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<p>and I had a communication about it from the postman, in consequence of which I went to the Coborn Road Post Office, and asked them to stop the money order—the name,"E. C. Bruin" on the money order produced is not in my writing—I never authorised anyone to put my name there—I never saw the prisoner before I saw him in custody—there is no truth in the story that I bought a pair of scales from him, or that I could not pay him for them, then because my husband was in Natal.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Nobody was aware, other than Mr. Coombes, that I was about to receive a remittance from my husband.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-80" type="given" value="KATE ETHEL"/>KATE ETHEL ROGERS</persName> </hi>. I am an assistant at the post office, 94, Coborn Road—on March 21st the prisoner presented a money order for pay
<lb/>ment—as we had not received the advice to pay it, I told him to call again, which he did the same evening—we had not then got the advice—he called a third time on the Monday, about 10.30 or 11—the advice had by then arrived—the police had been communicated with, and the prisoner was handed over to them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You never told me you got it from Mrs. Bruin in pay
<lb/>ment of scales—I asked you whether you were a relation, you replied, "No."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030330-name-81" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030330-name-81" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-81" type="given" value="ELIZABETH MAUDE"/>ELIZABETH MAUDE FERGUSSON</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the chief London money office—on March 21st I received in the course of my duty a letter from the Natal Post Office containing the list of money orders which is now before me—that contains a note of the order which is the subject of this charge—there was a separate advice referring to
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-82" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED COOMBES</persName> </hi>. I live at 21, Benyon Road—I take in letters sent from Natal to my cousin, Mrs. Bruin—no letter addressed to her was delivered at my house on March 21st.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-83" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer.</hi>) I was called to the Coborn Street Post Office on March 23rd, and saw the prisoner detained there and took him to the station.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-84" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BROWN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant-.</hi>) On March 23rd, I saw the prisoner at Bow Police Station—I told him he would probably be charged with stealing a money order and forging and uttering it—he replied that a woman with a lad came up to him as he was coming out of his house, and said the scales that he was carrying were just the things* she could do with, that she took the scales, but said she could not pay him in cash as her husband was in Natal; that she had a letter in her hand and handed it to him containing a P.O. order, and he went to Coborn Road to try and cash it and to find out if the woman's statement was correct—I asked him her name, he replied that he did not know.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You tried to find the letter in a bag you had with you, but could not.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence.</hi> "I was finishing off two pairs of scales for a firm I work for, and was just taking one of them out of my house when a woman approached, saying she was about to open a business, and wanted two pairs of scales. I replied that I had only one finished, but could let her have another pair in a day or two. She said if I could accept a P.O. order for £2 10s. in exchange she would settle for the two pairs, producing from</p>
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-85" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BROWN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) The prisoner is a scale maker, and has a small workshop at the back of his house.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030330-337-offence-1 t19030330-name-88"/>William Whiteley, Ltd.</persName>, and the
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-89" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030330-337-offence-1 t19030330-name-89"/> Civil Service Supply Association, Ltd.</persName>, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DAVID WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES ROBERT LAUGHLAND</hi>. I am a cashier at Whiteley's, Queen's Road, Bayswater—on January 19th, the prisoner came to me and re
<lb/>quested me to cash a cheque for £5 as he was about to buy some goods—I cashed it believing it to be a good one—it was returned from the bank marked "No account."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was first returned marked "Refer to drawer"—it was again sent to the bank and returned with the words "Refer drawer" scratched out, and "No account" written on.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-90" type="given" value="ALBERT HORACE"/>ALBERT HORACE FIDDLER</persName> </hi>. I am a cashier at the "Army and Navy Stores—on February 4th the prisoner came to me; he said he was making some purchases and wished to pay by cheque—he gave me this cheque (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) written on a half sheet of paper—it was not cashed, it was taken in payment for goods, and the difference in price, £1 6s. 5 1/2 d., was handed to him—I believed at the time that it was good and that he had a banking account—it was returned marked "No account."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I cashed it on the order of my superior officer, Mr. Spencer.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-91" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030330-name-91" type="surname" value="SPENCER"/>
<interp inst="t19030330-name-91" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK SPENCER</persName> </hi>. I am assistant cashier at the Army and Navy Stores—Fiddler gave me the cheque marked "A," for £2—he gave the name and number of a customer of the Stores—upon that I gave the cashier permission to cash it—it was passed through the bank and returned marked "No account."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We are very careful about—transacting business with strangers—we require a person to be a ticket holder, but he can introduce a friend as long as he gives a correct ticket number and name—we should not have cashed the cheque for this man if he had not given the name of a shareholder or the ticket number, nor if we had not believed it to be a good and valid order for payment of money.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030330-name-92" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030330-name-92" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-92" type="given" value="EMILY"/>EMILY JACOBS</persName> </hi>. I am one of the cashiers at the Civil Service Supply Association, Queen Victoria Street—on February 13th the prisoner presented a cheque for £3 in payment for tobacco, which I cashed—I gave him £2 4s. in change—it was paid in and returned, marked as it is now—the prisoner came again on the following Monday and asked me to change another cheque, which I refused to do.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I made no enquiries to ascertain whether the ticket number on the bill was correct, nor did I ask him whether he was able to meet the cheque.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-93" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-93" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES MORGAN</persName> </hi>. I am manager of Lloyds Bank at Brecon, South Wales—I knew the prisoner twenty-five or twenty-six years ago—he had no account at the bank—he was a neighbour of mine at the time—I remember the three cheques in question being presented for payment to the bank—the prisoner had no authority whatever to draw upon our bank.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known Mr. David Evans, of Brecon, who has been trustee for the prisoner, for many years—I do not know what amount the prisoner is entitled to under his father's will, nor do I know that there has been a dispute between the prisoner and his trust as to the income from the trust—the bank does not collect the dividends due to the trust.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Mr. David Evans never authorised us to honour the prisoner's cheques.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-94" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030330-name-94" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t19030330-name-94" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE SMITH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective A.</hi>) I saw the prisoner detained at Kensington Police Station—I read the warrant to him—he replied, "All right, but I shall deny the false pretences"—I conveyed him to Rochester Row Police Station—he made no reply in answer to the charge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He was known at the various addresses he gave, at each of which he had been for a short time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence on oath, stated that he was a schoolmaster; that he dried the cheques believing there was money due to him, which would be paid to his account.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030330-337-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve months in the Second Division.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ANDREW KNOS</hi> (60)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19030330-338-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="receiving"/>, Feloniously having in his possession certain bonds and valuable securities which had been stolen in France, Belgium, and other places abroad, well knowing them to have been stolen, and without lawful excuse.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEYCESTER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. NEILSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PERROTT</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-96" type="given" value="MICHAEL THOMAS"/>MICHAEL THOMAS KAYS</persName> </hi>. I am a bill broker, of 77, Thornhill House, Offord Road, N.—I had for some years an office at Finsbury Pavement—I was introduced to the prisoner in January, 1903—he has an office at 2, Tokenhouse Buildings—he was introduced to me in connection with he negotiation of a bill of exchange for £5,000, which came to nothing—while the negotiation was going on he asked me whether I could deal foreign bonds, raise money on them or sell them—I said I could if hey were genuine and not forgeries—he replied that they were genuine—this conversation took place at his office—he brought some bonds of he
<hi rend="italic">Chemin de Fer de Lyon a la Mediterranee</hi> to me on January 6th for 00 francs each—there were' ten of them—I had another conversation
<hi rend="italic">nth</hi> him about January 10th at his office—he asked me whether I could deal in the bonds—I replied that I could go to my banker or stockbroker</p>
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<p>—he said that I must not do that as there was" opposition" to them—on the 16th I called again, and he told me that they were illegally acquired, in fact stolen, and I must not go to a bank or stockbroker; I must get a friend to advance money on them, and if the coupons fall due he or I must go and pay the interest on them, release the coupons and destroy them—he further said that he had twenty-five Brussels Corporation bonds of 500 francs—I made no reply, the matter dropped, and I left—I then communicated with the police—on January 19th I saw him again, and he showed me a list showing that the Brussels Corporation bonds were at a substantial premium—he told me at the interview on the 16th that the owners of the bonds would very often pay a third or fourth of the face value to recover them, but that it was a very dangerous proceeding—on January 20th I received a letter from the prisoner written on Grand Hotel paper, in these words—"Grand Hotel, Trafalgar Square, London, W.C., January 20th, 1903, 8.30 evening. Dear Sir,—I received your letter on arrival this morning at
<hi rend="italic">my office</hi>, and I waited from two to four o'clock for you. Please note that all goods are to-day ordered at a much higher price, and I cannot offer you anything after to-morrow at least. If you and your friend wish to deal it must be all settled to-morrow," and so on—I saw him on the 21st at his office—I told him I had a friend who was going abroad the following Saturday, who would deal in these securities—he said, "Get him to stop for another week, as he can do a very big business to the extent of thousands of pounds worth of securities"—he gave me a further list in writing of securities which he had the control of—I returned it to him and he tore it up—I asked him to intro
<lb/>duce me to his principal—he said that was impossible; he would not be identified in the matter for a thousand pounds—at that interview he a-asked me what money my friend had at his disposal, and I said he could always find £500 or £600—I asked him for a sample of the bonds to show my friend—he gave me one of the Mediterranean bonds No. 13,500—he said he could only part with it against cash or security, so I left a certificate for 100 £1 shares with him—I took the bond away and handed it to Inspector Phillips on the 21st—on the 23rd I got another letter from the prisoner also on the Grand Hotel paper, making an appoint
<lb/>ment at Cannon Street Station, and stating that he had had a long interview with his people, and that £225 would be accepted for the ten bonds and the twenty-five, provided the matter was settled by 11.30—£225 had been agreed upon the previous afternoon—in answer to the letter I met him at Cannon Street Station—he said he had the eleven bonds with him, and also some other bonds—he wanted the matter settled at once, otherwise the business would be off, his people had other channels for disposing of them—I told him I would meet him at his office at 11.30 and bring the £60, the first amount—I met him at his office—he asked me whether my friend was ready to complete the deal—I said, "Yes"—he asked me where he banked—I told him—he said that would be the best place, to meet him at the bank and to settle there—we went into the bank—Inspector Phillips was near by—the prisoner said, "Where is your friend, I have the bonds here with me"—and he placed them on the</p>
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<p>counter of the bank—we then went out, and both of us were arrested—I went to Old Jewry where I was released.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was introduced to prisoner by a mutual friend for the purpose of discounting a bill for £5,000—I had never dealt in foreign bonds before—the prisoner told me they were gilt-edged securities and I could deal in them—he shortly after told me there was" opposition,' that is, they appeared in the
<hi rend="italic">Bulletin Official des Oppositions</hi>, so I said I could not in that case deal in them—he asked me whether I could not get a friend to do so without
<hi rend="italic">going</hi> to a bank, so I took the matter up again—I am an undischarged bankrupt.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-97" type="given" value="JULES FRANCOIS VAN"/>JULES FRANCOIS VAN CAMPENHONDT</persName> </hi>. I live at Ghent, in Belgium—on November 2nd, 1902, I and my family went out, leaving our house unoccupied—when we returned the house had been broken into and a quantity of jewellery and valuable securities stolen, amongst them some bonds of the Commune of Saint Jesse-Ten-Noode—I produce the numbers of them—the bond produced I identify as mine—some of the bonds have been recovered in Ghent, and a trial is now proceeding there with respect to them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030330-name-98" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030330-name-98" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030330-name-98" type="surname" value="KAYS"/>
<interp inst="t19030330-name-98" type="given" value="MICHAEL THOMAS"/>MICHAEL THOMAS KAYS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">further cross-examined.</hi>) My wife's furniture is charged on bills of sale—I came to England from South Africa about 1892—I was sent over here by a large South African mer
<lb/>chant to negotiate the sale of certain property—I first saw the prisoner on January 5th, 1903—he then mentioned to me about dealing in the bonds—on the 16th he told me they were illegally come by—I was very much surprised to hear it—he never mentioned that they were opposed for family reasons—he told me he had got them for some one, but I did not hear the name till after the prisoner's arrest.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Till I came to England in 1892 I had always lived in South Africa—I came over with letters of recommendation from the Premier of Cape Colony, the Attorney-General and other influential people—I came over to sell certain property which I succeeded in doing—it was in connection with the business that my bankruptcy occurred—I never got paid for the property I sold—no offence was alleged against me at any time—I am shortly returning to South Africa—I have never heard of any reward being offered for the recovery of the bonds, and never heard the name of Orban till after the prisoner's arrest.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030330-name-99" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030330-name-99" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030330-name-99" type="surname" value="DON"/>
<interp inst="t19030330-name-99" type="given" value="PIERRE GUSTAVE"/>PIERRE GUSTAVE DON</persName> </hi>. I am a Commissary of Police in the Depart
<lb/>ment of the
<hi rend="italic">Seine-Bois Colombes</hi> in my Department—on December 1st, 1902, I was called to the house of Madame Tusseau and found she had been murdered, and her house pillaged and furniture broken up—the papers found at the house were taken charge of by Monsieur Blanc, an official accountant—no reward has to my knowledge been offered in regard to this matter; it is never done except in very exceptional cases—several people have been arrested, one at New York, in connection with the crime, and are now awaiting trial.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030330-name-100" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030330-name-100" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030330-name-100" type="surname" value="BLANC"/>
<interp inst="t19030330-name-100" type="given" value="PAUL"/>PAUL BLANC</persName> </hi>. I am an expert accountant in the service of the
<hi rend="italic">Tribunal de la Seine</hi>—on December 3rd, I went to the residence of Madame Tusseau and took possession of all papers and memorandum books—I found</p>
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<p>there the memorandum, a photo of which is produced—this states that it is her intention to sell 45 bonds "M.' in order to pay off the 27.000 francs due to the bank, and distribute the rest amongst her tradespeople—I also produce an account book in the same writing—there is an entry of the payment to her of interest on 55 "Medi" bonds amounding to 624 francs. 30 cents.—lower down there is an entry of the sale of 45 "Medi" bonds, which means Mediterranean.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-101" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-101" type="given" value="HENRI"/>HENRI DELAHAYE</persName> </hi>. I am a first class clerk in the Bank of France at Paris—I am in the department which deals with loans on securities—Mme. Tusseau was a customer of the bank for over thirty years—in July, 1898, she borrowed money from the bank on the security of eleven bonds of the Lyons and Mediterranean Railway—one was afterwards sold and she kept the other ten—the bonds produced are the ones—they were returned to her when she paid off the loan—I produce her receipt, also a memorandum giving the numbers of the bonds.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I know the
<hi rend="italic">Bulletin official des Oppositions</hi>—it deals with bonds that are stopped, whether through being stolen, or lost, or for any reason, such as two people claiming one bond.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030330-name-102" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030330-name-102" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-102" type="given" value="EDMOND"/>EDMOND JOLI</persName> </hi>. I am a Public Prosecutor, or Magistrate, in France—on November (5th, 1902, I was called to the house of Monsieur Edouard Caron, at Le Mer—I found the house had been broken into and a safe in the bedroom had been forced.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030330-name-103" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030330-name-103" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-103" type="given" value="EDOUARD"/>EDOUARD CARON</persName> </hi>. I am the son of Monsieur Edward Caron, of Le Mer—he is eighty years old and unable to travel to this country—I have seen a number of bonds in his possession—he last showed me them in October—I cannot say what they were—they were in a bundle—he kept them in his safe—in August last I accompanied him to the bank, where he drew the interest on them—the list produced was signed by him at the bank—it gives the number and the nature of the coupons—amongst them are" 10 Ardennes, 20 Obligations ditto. 4 Midi," also "Sud de la France"—I heard of the robbery at my father's house and went there—I found the place upside down, and the safe empty.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross—examined.</hi> I accompanied my father to the" bank and saw him cash the coupons.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030330-name-104" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030330-name-104" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-104" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY PHILLIPS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective.</hi>) On January 23rd, I and Detective Inspector with other officers kept observation on Mr. Kays', in Cornhill—I first received information about the matter on January 19th—on January 17th I was informed of it by ex-detective Outram—I gave Mr. Kays instructions what to do—on the 23rd I stopped the prisoner and Mr. Kays—I told the prisoner we were police officers, and had reason to believe he had several stolen bonds in his possession—he said "I have no bonds"—I said "I know you have, take them from your pocket"—he took from his pocket the 10 Mediterranean bonds and the Belgian bonds—I said "Where did you get these from and when?"—he said "A man left them at my office several weeks ago; his name is Baron Orban, and the only address I know of his is Poste Restante, Brussels; there was some family dispute, and he left the bonds with me to realise upon them"—I took</p>
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<p>both men to the detective office in the Old Jewry, and in the prisoner's presence I said to Kays, "How much has he offered these eleven bonds to you for?"—Kays replied" £60"—I said to the prisoner, "Are these the only bonds you have? '"—he said "Yes"—I repeated the question and got the same answer—I then directed Detective constable Newell to search him, and he took from the prisoner's pocket the four other bonds, which have not been identified in Caron's case—there is one
<hi rend="italic">Sud de la France</hi>, one
<hi rend="italic">Midi</hi>, and two
<hi rend="italic">Ardennes</hi>, different companies, for 500 francs each—I said to the prisoner "How do you account for these?"—he said, "Oh, I quite forgot about these, the Baron left them at my office, with the others"—a publication called the "
<hi rend="italic">Bourse de Paris</hi>" was found on the prisoner at the same time—I took him to his office, 2, Tokenhouse Buildings, which I searched,—the only thing I found there was the Official Bulletin—he was subsequently taken to the police station and charged with feloniously having in his possession these fifteen bonds—he replied that he got them from Baron Orban—he was taken to the Mansion House Police Court, where he was discharged on January" 30th, and then taken to Bow Street on an extradition warrant, at the request of the French Government—the extradition proceedings lasted till March 2nd, when he was discharged, extradition being refused—he was re-arrested at Bow Street on this charge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He was not discharged at Bow Street because there was not enough evidence—I did not know that the prisoner dealt in financial matters, only matches—I have only known him since his arrest—we made inquiries before his arrest and found the bonds were stolen—we compared the number of the bonds, and then made further inquiries which led to the arrest.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Kays showed me the two bonds he borrowed from the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030330-name-105" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030330-name-105" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030330-name-105" type="surname" value="CUNNINGHAM"/>
<interp inst="t19030330-name-105" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES CUNNINGHAM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective-Sergeant.</hi>) On January 30th I arrested the prisoner when he was discharged at the Mansion House and taken upon the extradition warrant, charging him with receiving certain bonds stolen within the jurisdiction of the French Republic—I read it to him—he said, "In Paris! I have never been to Paris; I do. Not know anything about it"—on the way to the station he said, "I did not know you would arrest me this morning; a man named Baron Orban, whom I have known for many years, and who was accompanied by a man named Vincent, a civil engineer of Switzerland, brought the bonds to me, he owes me £700; the Baron told me these bonds are opposed, but are not stolen; they are the subject of a dispute between his family; if you can dispose of them you can have 50 per cent, for yourself; perhaps you can get some person to lend you some money on them: I do not know where the Baron lives, he travels about the Continent; he and Vincent left London after giving me the bonds; Vincent is a dark man about forty-five years of age, and as tall as your friend"—pointing to the sergeant with me—"I have done business in the City for thirty-five years. His Excellency the Swedish Minister was my partner for three years.".</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He did not say that Baron Orban owed him several hundred pounds—he said £700.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030330-name-106" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-106" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WHITEMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk to Keyser and Co., Foreign Bankers, of 21, Cornhill—the price of
<hi rend="italic">Chemin de Fer de Lyon a la Mediterranee</hi> bonds on January 24th was 648 francs 75 cents, equal to £25 7s. each; of the
<hi rend="italic">St. Josse</hi>, on January 16th, 97 francs 95 cents per 100 francs, the value of a 500 franc bond would be £18 8s. 9d.—the
<hi rend="italic">Sud de la France</hi> were quoted at 200 francs, equal to £7 18s. 6d., on January 23rd—the two "Ardennes" shares are quoted at 402 francs 75 cents each, about £18 6s.—there is no market or quotation in London for foreign bonds of this kind, they would have to be sent to the Bourse in Paris and sold there—nobody would have anything to do with bonds which were opposed—the bonds mentioned in the Opposition are not worth anything at all to deal in.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> They are too dangerous to deal in.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-107" type="given" value="OSCAR EDWARD"/>OSCAR EDWARD WESLER</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk, and have a small business besides—I know the prisoner—last summer he spoke to me with regard to a French bond—he wanted me either to buy it from him or sell it—it was a French Rente—I asked him why he did not sell it himself—he said it required one to be personally known to the buyer to sell it—I took it to a French bank in Cannon Street—they sold it for me—they gave me first an advance and then the balance, which I handed to the prisoner—I got no commission, but he repaid some small amount he owed me—later on he asked me to dispose of a similar bond, a French Rente, which I sold through the same bank, and handed the money to him—he told me he got it from Baron Orban, who was a man of good standing, a brother of the late Prime Minister of Belgium—a few days afterwards I received a communication from the bank, in consequence of which I saw the prisoner, and told him he must go with me to the bank and explain matters—the bank told me the bond was valueless as it had been replaced by the French Government as lost—he said he would write to the Baron and get it settled—I impressed him very much with the necessity of doing so as it was a case very likely of stolen bonds—I do not remember what he replied, but he seemed quite confident that it was all right—he gave me this indemnity (
<hi rend="italic">Pro
<lb/>duced</hi>) relieving me of any responsibility attaching to the sale of the Rente—it was worth about £57.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The first bond which came from Baron Orban went through without any question—I had only the two transactions with the prisoner—I stated at the police court that he said, "I have not the slightest doubt about the man"—I have known the prisoner for about forty years, he has very likely been in London about thirty
<lb/>five years—I have never heard anything against his character.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-108" type="given" value="ARTHUR WILLIAM"/>ARTHUR WILLIAM EARTHY</persName> </hi>. I am managing clerk to Messrs. Foss, Ledson and Blount, solicitors, of Fenchurch Street—we were instructed by the French bank to inquire into the matter of the French Rente, payment of which had been stopped—I saw the prisoner on October 14th, 1902. about it—he informed me he had got this bond from</p>
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<p>Baron Orban, who called at his office, stated that he was pressed for money and asked him if he could sell it for him, that he told him it was out of his line, but he knew a gentleman named Wesler who would do it for him; that Wesler sold it for him and handed him the proceeds, and when he ascertained it had been stopped that he communicated with the Baron, who had written to him saying if he would get the Rente back again he would forward the money; that he saw the bank authorities, and they told him the French officials had got it and would not part with it; that he subsequently promised to write again to the Baron and press him to do something to give the money back, but that in any event we should not be the losers; whoever had put the stop on the Rente would, sooner or later, have to remove it, or else there would be an action and the Bank would get the money back—we did not hear from him—he came and saw me again on November 4th, and said he had heard nothing from the Baron; and I said our instructions were to sue him—he said it was useless as he was an undischarged bankrupt and had got nothing—we did not take any steps, we thought it was useless.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He said he would try and get the money back, but did not say from his principal—he did not use that word.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-109" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030330-name-109" type="surname" value="DELAHAYE"/>
<interp inst="t19030330-name-109" type="given" value="HENRI"/>HENRI DELAHAYE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) French Rentes are never opposed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence on oath, stated that he had been thirty
<lb/>six years in this country, and had carried on business in the City of London all that time as a merchant; that he had considerable business dealings with Baron Orban between</hi> 1892
<hi rend="italic">and</hi> 1896,
<hi rend="italic">the latter becoming indebted to him for</hi> £200 or £300;
<hi rend="italic">that in January</hi>, 1903,
<hi rend="italic">he brought him some bonds, and asked him to arrange a loan on them; that they were opposed for family reasons, and it was very awkward to sell them; that he never told Kays he had large quantities of bonds to dispose of; and he never said that they were illegally acquired or stolen; and that he never attempted to sell these bonds to Kays; that he had no knowledge that these bonds were stolen, and only dealt with them to oblige Baron Orban. He received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19030330-338-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t19030330-338-punishment-17" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-338-19030330 t19030330-338-punishment-17"/>Five years' penal servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, March</hi> 31
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1903.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19030330-337a-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t19030330-337a-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>to stealing a box and £1 14s. 6d., the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030330-337a-offence-1 t19030330-name-111"/>William Price</persName> </rs>, having been convicted of felony at Clerkenwell, in January, 1900, in the name of
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-112" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>Charles Wright</persName>.
<hi rend="italic">Four other convictions were proved against him</hi>.
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<hi rend="italic">Four years' penal servi
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FRED PARKES</hi> (17)</persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN RALPH</hi> (19)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19030330-338a-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19030330-338a-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/>, to breaking and entering the shop of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030330-338a-offence-1 t19030330-name-115"/>Sidney Thomas</persName>, and stealing two champagne knives, and other articles, his property.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<interp inst="t19030330-338a-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19030330-338a-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t19030330-338a-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="breakingPeace"/>
<interp inst="t19030330-338a-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="wounding"/>to feloniously wounding
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-116" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030330-name-116" type="surname" value="ESCOTT"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030330-338a-offence-2 t19030330-name-116"/>Samuel Albert Escott</persName> with intent to do him grievous bodily harm</rs>. They
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi> to convictions of felony, Ralph at Clerkenwell in February, 1903 and Parkes at Kingston-on-Thames</p>
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<p>on April 12th, 1902.
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<interp inst="t19030330-338a-punishment-19" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-338a-19030330 t19030330-338a-punishment-19"/>
<hi rend="italic">eighteen months' hard labour;</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">RALPH</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t19030330-338a-punishment-20" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t19030330-338a-punishment-20" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19030330-338a-punishment-20" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-338a-19030330 t19030330-338a-punishment-20"/>Five years' penal servitude.</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t19030330-338a-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19030330-338a-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM JONES</hi> (20)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19030330-339-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="violentTheft"/>
<interp inst="t19030330-339-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="robbery"/>, to robbery, with another person unknown, upon
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030330-339-offence-1 t19030330-name-118"/>William Orchard</persName>, and stealing £1 6s., his money. </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Nine months' hard labour.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t19030330-339-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030330-340-offence-1 t19030330-name-120"/>Alice Emily Ramscar</persName>, his wife being alive. </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Three months' hard labour.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t19030330-340-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19030330-340-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t19030330-341-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t19030330-341-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, to forging and uttering an order for the payment of £94 15s., with intent to defraud. </rs>
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<interp inst="t19030330-341-punishment-23" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve months' hard labour.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t19030330-341-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Nine months' hard labour.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t19030330-342-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t19030330-343-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/>, to stealing two cheques for the payment of £1 2s. 6d., and £10 16s., the property of Fullers, Limited, his masters;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to forging and uttering a receipt for £10 16s., and an endorsement on a cheque for £1 2s. 6d., with intent to defraud, having been convicted of felony at Marlborough Street, on April 13th, 1900. </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Three years' penal servitude.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS JOHNSON</hi> (32)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19030330-344-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19030330-344-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/>, Breaking and entering the shop of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030330-344-offence-1 t19030330-name-126"/>Salmon and Gluckstein</persName>, and stealing ten pipes and other articles, their property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. J. CAMPBELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-127" type="surname" value="BOTLEY"/>
<interp inst="t19030330-name-127" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY BOTLEY</persName> </hi> (921
<hi rend="italic">City.</hi>) On March 20th, about midnight, I was on duty in Leadenhall Street—I heard a crashing of glass, and ran into St. Mary Axe, the next turning—I saw the prisoner standing by Messrs Salmon and Glucksteins shop window at Nos. 2 and 3, St. Mary Axe—I saw a large hole in the window—the prisoner had both hands inside it—he withdrew one hand and placed something in his pocket—seeing me approach, he took some pipes from his pocket and dropped them on the pavement—I seized him—I noticed blood on his right hand—he said, "I did not know you were about here, George"—on the way to the station he said, "This is all through getting drunk"—when charged he said, "I quite understand"—another officer in my presence picked up ten pipes, a match box and a pipe rack on the pavement—when the prisoner withdrew his hand from the window I saw the things tumble—he was quite sober—he gave his address at a lodging house in Spitalfields—he was not known there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> There was no blood on the pipes.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-128" type="given" value="ARTHUR CHARLES"/>ARTHUR CHARLES FEASEY</persName> </hi>. I am manager at the branch shop of Salmon and Gluckstein, at St. Mary Axe—I live at 38, Leadenhall Street—I saw the shop locked up on March 20th about 9 p.m.—when I went back next morning, I found the window broken, and the police in charge—the damage to the window was £6—articles were missing value £3 3s. 3d.—the value of the articles taken from the window was 45s.—I have identified those articles while in charge of the police, as the property of my em
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I want to be tried here."</p>
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<interp inst="t19030330-344-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-344-19030330 t19030330-344-punishment-26"/>Six months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, March</hi> 31
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1903.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before J.</hi> A.
<hi rend="italic">Rentoul, Esq., K.C.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALFRED GREEST</hi> (33)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19030330-345-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="animalTheft"/>, Stealing a horse, a set of harness, a van, and other articles, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030330-345-offence-1 t19030330-name-130"/>Frank Kendall</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-131" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK KENDALL</persName> </hi>. I am a meat carrier in Smithfield Market, and live at 45, White Road, Bow—on March 7th, at 2 o'clock, I left my van for about ten minutes, laden with meat in the East Avenue of Smithfield Market—when I came back the lot was gone and I gave information to the police—among other things the load consisted of sheep's carcases and pigs' heads—this lamp (
<hi rend="italic">Produced.</hi>) was on the van—I afterwards saw my horse and van and part of the contents at Snow Hill Police Station—I do not know anybody of the name of Long Frank.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-132" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE LAWRENCE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi> 17
<hi rend="italic">G.</hi>) On March 7th I received information, and about 7.45 p.m. I was on duty in the New North Road and saw a horse and van standing outside the Bricklayers' Arms—I went to the door and asked if there was anyone in charge of the van—there were several men in the bar, and they pointed to the prisoner and said, "You are wanted outside"—he came outside and asked me if there was anything wrong with the van—I told him there was nothing wrong, only I wanted to know who was in charge of it—he said that a man had given him a penny to look after it while he went round the corner—I asked him when the man would be back—he said, "Directly," and went back into the bar—I kept observation on him and sent for assistance—when assist
<lb/>ance arrived I went to the door again and told the prisoner I should arrest him on suspicion of stealing a horse and van from Smithfield Market that afternoon—I took him to Hoxton Police Station and information was sent to the City Police—on the way he said that a tall man had left it with him—he did not mention "Long Frank."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> You offered to go and look for the man who had left the van with you, but I told you you had better stay and look after the van.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-133" type="surname" value="RACKLEY"/>
<interp inst="t19030330-name-133" type="given" value="JAMES HENRY"/>JAMES HENRY RACKLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective.</hi>) On March 7th I saw the prisoner detained at Hoxton Police Station—I told him I was a police officer, and should take him into custody for stealing and receiving a horse and a van load of meat, valued at about £68, consisting of five carcases, of sheep, four bales of pigs' heads, and a quantity of beef and back fat: he said, "I know nothing about it; a man called 'Long Frank' asked me to mind it and gave me a penny for doing so"—I said, "Who is 'Long Frank'?"—he said, "He used to work for Frank Kendall as a
<hi rend="italic">dickey</hi> man"—on the way to Snow Hill Police Station he said, "I know the van belongs to Gibbon and Dawson, but the horse belongs to Frank Kendall"—he also said that he had been at the market that morning from 11 till about 2, but had not done any work, that he had been playing at Nap the night before and won over £1—when charged he made no reply—I have made every possible inquiry about "Long Frank," but have not been able to trace him.</p>
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<persName id="t19030330-name-134" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030330-name-134" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-134" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WALLIKER</persName> </hi>. I am barman at the Bricklayers' Arms—on March 7th, about 7.45 the prisoner came in with this lamp (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) and put it on the counter—he then went out and came back with a pig's head in his hand, followed by three other men—he offered to sell it to a man named Sargent, but Sargent would not buy it—the police then came in and arrested him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You offered the pig's head to Sargent for 1s., and he said it was too cheap to be good—when the police sergeant came in you tried to get out by the partition door, but it was locked.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030330-name-135" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-135" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH SARGENT</persName> </hi>. I am a foreman horsekeeper in the employ of the London General Omnibus Co. at Eagle Wharf Road, Hoxton—on March 7th, about 7.45 p.m., I went into the Bricklayers' Arms and saw the prisoner and three other men—the prisoner asked me to buy a pig's head for a 1s.; he said it weighed 14 lbs., and he could sell it cheap because he had two and only wanted one for himself—I refused to buy it—the police then came in, and the prisoner tried to get out by the side door into the next bar, but it was locked.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I am not guilty of stealing."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence on oath, said that he was walking along New North Road when "Long Frank" asked him to mind the horse and, van for a minute, and gave him the two pigs' heads, and as he only wanted one he offered to sell the other.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030330-345-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19030330-345-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t19030330-345-punishment-27" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-345-19030330 t19030330-345-punishment-27"/>Four months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, April</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1903.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Kennedy.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSEPH ABBOTT</hi> (59)</persName>,
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<interp inst="t19030330-348-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t19030330-348-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="wounding"/>to attempting to kill and murder himself. </rs>(
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSEPH ABBOTT</hi> (59)</persName>, Was
<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030330-349-offence-1 t19030330-name-138"/>Catherine Abbott</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. A. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STEPHENSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PERCIVAL HUGHES</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030330-name-139" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-139" type="given" value="EMILY"/>EMILY HOWARD</persName> </hi>. I live at 23, Bygrove Street, Poplar—I know the prisoner, he is a coal porter and lodged with his wife for about two and a half years at my house—they occupied the first floor front room, and paid 3s. 6d. a week—the prisoner had been out of work for two or three months before February 27th—his wife was a shirt maker—she had been out of work for a week—on February 27th, about 10:15 a.m., the prisoner removed their furniture—he came back again, and said, "
<hi rend="italic">Missus</hi>, 10s. for the lot"—I said, "Is that all?"—he said, "Yes"—their bedstead must have gone, because it was not there after the rest of the furniture had gone—he and his wife then went out and returned in a few minutes, and remained in until the afternoon—they were out all the afternoon—they returned about 6.45—I went out about 8.30 p.m., they were then still in the house having a
<hi rend="italic">row</hi> upstairs—I could not hear what they were saving—I have often heard them quarrelling—I think they were always drunk on those occasions—they were quiet when not the worse for drink—when they were drunk they were troublesome—I returned to the house about</p>
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<p>9.45 p.m.—there was no noise then in the house, but about 10 p.m. the prisoner came down and said, "
<hi rend="italic">Missus</hi>, will you get a policeman?"—I said, "What for?"—he said, "The
<hi rend="italic">Missus</hi> has
<hi rend="italic">took</hi> poison, and I have
<hi rend="italic">took</hi> poison"—I went and got two policemen, and went with them up to the prisoner's room—the deceased was lying on a mattress on the floor; there was no bedstead there—she did not know anybody—the prisoner was sitting by the side of the window-sill on a chair—I went up into the back room and asked for a glass of water and took it to the policemen—I did not remain in the room for long—I did not see any beer in the house that day—the deceased brought about 1 1/2 pints in a can when they came back from getting rid of the furniture.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have never heard the prisoner and the deceased threatening to take their lives—the deceased was an industrious woman—I think being out of work must have preyed on the prisoner's mind—he was anxious to get work, and went out very early in the morning to try and get it—except when they took drink they were—quiet and affec
<lb/>tionate, and were always together—I do not know how long they have been married—the deceased told me that the prisoner had got a two years" job, and that he was going to it on the Saturday—when the prisoner came downstairs and asked me to fetch a policeman he did not catch hold of me, or pull me out of the room—before the Coroner I said that he had called me out of the kitchen, not pulled me out—he was very excited at the time, and looked very ill—he was anxious for me to get a policeman as quickly as possible.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The deceased told me about the two years' job about five weeks ago—she said they were going to leave me on the Saturday.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030330-name-140" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030330-name-140" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19030330-name-140" type="surname" value="JOHNSON"/>
<interp inst="t19030330-name-140" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN JOHNSON</persName> </hi>. I live at Park Road, Upton Park, and am the wife of James Francis Johnson—I am the prisoner's sister—on February 27th I saw the deceased, she called upon me with the prisoner at 12 a.m.—they asked me if I would buy the things they had to sell—they brought a salt cellar, a little plate, and four likenesses—I did not buy any of them—they said they were out of work, and had made up their minds to go into the infirmary—I said I would buy their sewing machine—they said they would go and get it—they went away, but did not come back—I did not see the deceased alive after that—I next saw the prisoner in Poplar Hospital—I asked him what was the matter with him—he said, "We have both taken poison; she took some and I took some; we had peen making up our minds since Christmas, as we could not get any work: to take our lives"—his face was scratched, I said, "Who
<hi rend="italic">done</hi> it,"—he said, "She
<hi rend="italic">done</hi> it"—I did not say any more to him then—I afterwards saw the deceased's body at the mortuary.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not doubt that they were going into the in
<lb/>firmary when they told me—the deceased was sixty-one years old; he is about the same age—I went to the hospital on Sunday, March 1st—the prisoner was very bad; he could not drink anything, and he had a great difficulty in speaking—his mouth was in a shocking state—he seemed senseless, and could not get out any more words—he was not wandering—he did not say under what circumstances the deceased had scratched his face</p>
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<p>—all I have said as having been said by the prisoner was not said all at once—he did not explain how it was that the poison was in the room—he seemed so ill I did not like to ask him too much—I next saw him on the Tuesday; he was a little better then—I had never heard that they had threatened to take their lives—I told the Coroner's officer on the Tuesday, of my conversation with the prisoner at the hospital on the Sunday.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I gave evidence before the Coroner on Tuesday, March 3rd—the prisoner told me that he felt so poorly, and that his throat was so bad that he could not speak any more.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030330-name-141" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-141" type="given" value="KARL HENRY"/>KARL HENRY EMELEUS</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Mr. Kirk, a chemist at Upper North Street, Poplar, and 6, Crisp Street, Poplar—I am the manager at 89, Upper North Street—on February 27th, a man came in in the afternoon—in answer to his request, I gave him a bottle like this (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>), containing some
<hi rend="italic">aqua fortis</hi>—I refused to serve it in the bottle that he produced, and I put it into a bottle of my own—I cannot recog
<lb/>nise the man—there was a label with "Poison" on the bottle when I sold it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not ask the man to sign the poison book, as
<hi rend="italic">aqua fortis</hi> is not in the poison list.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030330-name-142" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-142" type="given" value="SNOW DON"/>SNOW DON KIRK</persName> </hi>. I am a chemist at 6, Crisp Street, and 89, Upper North Street; both shops belong to me—on February 27th, about 5.45 p.m., the prisoner came into the shop at Crisp Street, and asked for four pennyworth of
<hi rend="italic">aqua fortis</hi>—I said, "What do you want it for,"—he said, "To test metals"—I said. "You don't want fourpennyworth, I will let you have for a penny as much as you require for that purpose,"—he said, "That is no use to me; are you afraid I am going to poison myself?"—I said. "No. I do not think so, but what I am afraid of is that you will have more than you require, and you will place it in the cupboard, and the children might get to it"—he said, "I have no children, that is all right"—I said, "Will you promise me that it you don't use the whole that I am going to give you, you will throw the remainder away, and destroy the bottle? '"—he replied, "All right"—I then served him—I gave it to him in a bottle like this one; it has got my label on it—he stayed five or ten minutes in the shop, speaking about an old assistant of mine—
<hi rend="italic">aqua fortis</hi> is nitric acid—what I supplied to the prisoner was pure—before the prisoner left he said, "Is that pure?" and I said. "Yes."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner held up the bottle and said, "Is this all right?" and I said, "That is pure
<hi rend="italic">aquafortis</hi>"—I did not notice that he had any scratches on his face.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">K.</hi>) On February 27th, about 10.15 p.m., I was called to 23, Bygrove Street, Poplar—I saw the prisoner in the first-floor front room, sitting on a chair near the window by the side of the table—the deceased was lying on a mattress on the floor, there was no bedstead in the room—I said to the prisoner, "What is the matter?"—he said, "I bought some poison, she took some and I took some."—I got some salt and water from Mrs. Howard, which I gave to them both—the prisoner vomited, but it did not take effect on the woman—Dr. Row-land</p>
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<p>came, and they were both taken to the hospital—I searched the room—I found these two blue bottles, the large one was on the mantel
<lb/>piece, and the other one in the fireplace—they were both empty—I did not find this light-coloured bottle—there
<hi rend="italic">was</hi> a cup on the table and a beer-can, but no beer in it—the prisoner appeared confused, but sober—I found this piece of paper on the table near the prisoner—I did not notice anything else there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner was the first person I saw when I got to the house—he appeared confused and muddled—he did not ask me to get him the salt and water—he did not appear anxious that I should first attend to his wife.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-144" type="given" value="BERNARD"/>BERNARD ROWLAND</persName> </hi>. I am a registered medical practitioner of 44, Guildford Street, Poplar—on February 27th, about 10 p.m., I was sum
<lb/>moned to 23, Bygrove Street—on the floor of a room on the first floor I saw a woman with her head on a mattress, she was quite collapsed and unconscious—the prisoner was sitting at the side of the table—he appeared dazed, but was not nearly so bad as the woman—he did not exhibit signs of pain—I saw this cup on the table, it was just moistened, and emitted fumes of a pungent odour which was obviously an acid—I saw two blue bottles on the table, they had some drops in them and emitted the same odour—on the floor there was a basin with a mixture of matter in it, which appeared to have been vomited—it was discoloured, and the general appearance suggested that there was acid in it—I said to the prisoner, "What did you get these for?" referring to the bottles—he replied, "I did not get it for that"—I could not get anything more out of him—I saw an empty beer can there, it would contain about 1 1/2 pints.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I think the constable got the
<hi rend="italic">egg</hi> which I used—that was after the prisoner had said, "I got it for that," or he said it whilst the egg was being got—the woman was in a worse condition than the prisoner—I paid her very little practical attention; I simply ordered her removal to the hospital, regarding it as a hopeless matter—the prisoner was dazed, and could not speak very plainly, because of the condition of his throat—I feel certain he did not say, "I did not get it for her."</p>
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-145" type="given" value="KARL HENRY"/>KARL HENRY EMULIUS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) When he man came into the shop for the poison, he brought this light coloured bottle—I refused to fill it, and kept it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) I was not present when the first emetic was administered—I attempted to give the
<hi rend="italic">egg</hi> to the woman, but 1 could not administer anything to her—I think the woman had had very little, if any, beer, consequently the acid acted directly on her stomach, whereas the man had probably had a good deal of beer to dilute it—
<hi rend="italic">aqua fortis</hi> is a rapidly-acting poison in producing shock—the shock would be lessened if the acid was diluted with beer—there was nothing to show that the taking of the poison by the two persons may not have been contemporaneous.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUGHES</hi>. I did not analyse the contents of the cup—the woman was in an extremely critical condition, and I think there were then signs of approaching death.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-147" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN GRANT</persName> </hi> (770 A"). I was present when Dr. Rowland ordered the deceased's removal to the hospital—I went with the prisoner to the hospital—it was about half a mile away—he walked without assistance—on the way he said voluntarily, "I have been out of work for some time; she could not stand it; it worried her; I bought the stuff in North Street, and took it home; she gave me some and took the other herself. I have got a good character"—he did not appear to be under the influence of drink.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I took the prisoner to the hospital by the doctor's orders—he was still suffering from the effects of the stuff he had taken—his conversation with me took place at different times.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I made a note of what he said, directly I left the hospital.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-148" type="given" value="HUGH BERNARD WILLOUGHBY"/>HUGH BERNARD WILLOUGHBY SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am house surgeon at the Poplar Hospital—I saw the deceased when she was admitted soon after 10 p.m. on February 27th—she was unconscious, and was suffering from shock—she was pale, her extremities were cold, and she had some stains round her mouth—I think they might have been produced by nitric acid—her pulse was weak, and her breathing was bad—I admitted her at once, and gave her hypodermic injections of morphia and strychnine to counter
<lb/>act the effect of the shock—I then gave her an injection of morphine to make her vomit—I tried to get her to drink some diluted potash—she drank a little of it, and after some time she vomited—I roughly tested it; it had strong acid in it—I could not tell from the vomit if she had been drinking or not, I had not the time to make an adequate test—she got slightly better after a time, and recovered consciousness in the early hours of the morning—I was not present then, but I was called up—she was con
<lb/>scious when I saw her in the night—she was in a good deal of pain, and I ordered her another injection—Nurse Bligh was in charge of her at 2.30 a.m.—I did not think there was any prospect of her recovering—I was called to her again in the afternoon—she died about 3 p.m—on March 2nd I made a
<hi rend="italic">post mortem</hi> examination—there were some small acid stains round her mouth—I think they may have been caused by the acid splashing up into her face as she finished drinking it—her lips, tongue, and mouth were swollen, and stained yellow, her gullet was inflamed and softened, one end of the stomach was stained with the acid, and the wall was thin, but there was no actual corrosion—the intestines in the upper part were inflamed, the trachea and larynx were acutely in
<lb/>flamed and swollen, and her lungs were congested; her heart was normal, her liver fibrous and hard or syrotic and the kidneys were hard—the cause of death was shock, following the poison and asphyxia, due to the effect of the poison on the lungs and larynx—the poison, in my opinion, was nitric acid—I am not sure of the quantity she had taken, I said three drachms before the Coroner, but it is very indefinite; the smallest recorded dose which would cause death is two drachms—the prisoner was brought to the hospital on the 27th—I saw him; he had pain in his throat and a difficulty in swallowing—his tongue was swollen and stained, and he had a good deal of cough—there was no evidence to show that he had been drinking—on the Saturday afternoon I told him of the death of the</p>
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<p>deceased, and asked him why he had done it—he said, "I have been out of work for some time; my wife had been thinking of doing it since Christ
<lb/>mas; I bought the stuff; she took some and then gave me some"—he was discharged from the hospital on the Monday week.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I gave the deceased the solution of potash about fifteen minutes after she came in—I had difficulty in getting her to take it, you cannot force patients to take drink when they are comatose—she took a little; it was more inability than disinclination; 'she was unable to take enough to do her any good—the morphia was to deaden the effect of the pain—the dose I gave her was one-sixth of a grain, which is a medium one—the effect of the dose would last two or three hours—I do not think one dose would cause hallucinations—people who take morphia for some time get hallucinations, after systematically taking it—I did not say anything to the deceased about her not recovering—I think she had taken sufficient poison to kill her under any circumstances—she had morphia when she came in, some more about 11 and again about 2—I noticed that the prisoner's face was scratched—I found no bruises or injuries upon the deceased—the condition of the prisoner's mouth would make it diffi
<lb/>cult for him to speak—he was in the hospital for about ten days—he had one injection of morphia—the nurse would not administer morphia without my orders or under the supervision of myself or that of a sister—for the first two nights the prisoner was restless, and did not sleep very well; at the end of the week he slept better—I did not make a note of what he said to me; I did not pay attention to the exact words that he said—I distinctly remember him saying—that she took some of the stuff and then gave him some, and that she had been thinking of doing it since Christmas—I think that before the Coroner I said that I was not quite sure of those words.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I do not think the condition of the deceased's kidneys and liver had anything to do with her death—I was not present when she died—when I saw her in the early morning she was conscious, and I believe complained of pain.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-149" type="given" value="DOROTHY ANNA"/>DOROTHY ANNA BLIGH</persName> </hi>. I am a nurse at the Poplar Hospital—the deceased was in my charge from the time of her admission until 9 a.m. next day—when I first saw her she was unconscious, and remained so or about three hours—Dr. Smith saw her about an hour after she re
<lb/>covered consciousness; she was in severe pain—she told me several times hat she was dying—she said, "I am dying" repeatedly—I did not say anything then—I think that was her real and fixed belief, and not simply an exclamation of pain—she said that after—she had complained. (
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">submitted that he was entitled to ask the witness what the deceased said as the cause of her death, a statement made by a person in expectation death being admissible, and that the case was stronger than the ordinary cases the deceased had taken poison with the intention of committing suicide, and therefore at the time she took it she contemplated death, and when she said, "I am dying" there was, in the doctor's opinion, no expectation of her recovery.</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">See Reg. v. Gloucester</hi> (16
<hi rend="italic">Cox, p.</hi> 471),
<hi rend="italic">and Beg. v. Goddard</hi> 58
<hi rend="italic">Cox.</hi>)
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUGHES</hi>
<hi rend="italic">objected to the evidence being admitted, as in the</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">cases already laid down it was dear that the patient must entertain a hope
<lb/>less expectation of immediate death, before any statement made could be admitted, and he submitted that in this case there was no evidence to show that the deceased was aware of her condition, but that it rather showed that her words were merely an expression of pain commonly used, and as nobody had put questions' to her in order to arrive at the state of her mind, no one could say what she really believed at that time.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JUSTICE KENNEDY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">ruled that the statement was not admissible, as the evidence was not sufficient to show that the deceased was in actual fear of death, and that although she said, "I am dying,' that might have been the result of the agony she was undergoing, and might not have been said because she really thought she was going to die.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-150" type="surname" value="NICHOLLS"/>
<interp inst="t19030330-name-150" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED NICHOLLS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Inspector K.</hi>) On March 9th, 9 a.m., I found the prisoner detained at Limehouse Police Station—I asked him if his name was Joseph Abbott—lie said yes—I said, "I am an inspector of police, and am going to charge you with feloniously killing and slaying your wife Catherine Abbott, on Saturday, February 28th last, by adminis
<lb/>tering, encouraging, and persuading her to take poison, at 23, Bygrove Street, Poplar, on February 27th"—I said I should also charge him on a warrant with attempting to commit suicide at the same time and place—I read the warrant to him, and then cautioned him that whatever he said I should take down in writing and give in evidence against him—he said, "She followed me about and made me buy it; two or three days before she tried to buy some herself"—he was placed with others and identified by Mr. Kirk—the charge was read over to him, he made no reply, but on coming out of the dock he said, "Do you wish me to make a statement?"—I said "No, that is the reason I have cautioned you, but if you wish to make a statement it will be taken down in writing '—he said nothing more.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not know if on the second occasion he wanted to qualify what he had said—I believe he has tried to get work.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-151" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS CHIVERS</persName> </hi>. I am officer to Mr. Wynne Baxter, the Coroner—I was present at the inquest on the body of Catherine Abbott on March 3rd and 10th—the prisoner gave evidence on oath—he was cautioned by the Coroner in the usual form—I saw the Coroner take down his evidence—this (
<hi rend="italic">Produced.</hi>) is the prisoner's deposition—it was read over to him—it is not signed (
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>) "I reside at 23, Bygrove Street. Poplar; I am a coal porter; I have been out of work from about three days before Christmas; the man I work for lost the contract, and another man got it; the paper marked A, now produced, is in my wife's handwriting; she wrote it, I saw her do it; she did it on the same evening before she took the poison.")</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Strongly recommended to mercy by the Jury.</hi> </rs> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, April</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1902.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Kennedy.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Thursday, April</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1903.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">DEMETRIUS KOKAS</hi> (41)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030330-354-offence-1 t19030330-name-160"/>Vlassi Procopis</persName> and
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030330-354-offence-1 t19030330-name-161"/>George Constantine</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. NICHOLSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-162" type="surname" value="PROCOPIS"/>
<interp inst="t19030330-name-162" type="given" value="VLASSI"/>VLASSI PROCOPIS</persName> </hi>. I was employed upon the steamship "Aristen," and so were the prisoner and Constantine—on March 13th I was with Constantine in a public house—the prisoner came in—I left with Constantine, and the prisoner followed—we had some dispute and the prisoner began to fight, and knocked me down, and then he took out a knife and stabbed me in the side—I did not see the knife, as it was very dark—I became insensible—a policeman arrived and took me to the hospital—my clothes were cut.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-163" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE CONSTANTINE</persName> </hi>. I remember a dispute
<hi rend="italic">taking</hi> place between Procopis and the prisoner—I saw the prisoner with this knife (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) in his hand—the two fought together—I tried to stop them, and the prisoner wounded me with the knife—I saw him wound Procopis.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030330-name-164" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030330-name-164" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-164" type="given" value="CHRISTOPHER"/>CHRISTOPHER CHADWICK</persName> </hi>. I am a lock keeper at Shadwell Basin—I heard a noise on this evening and went to the scene and saw a scuffle going on between Procopis and the prisoner—Constantine was trying to make peace between the two—I saw the prisoner strike two violent blows on Procopis's back—then a dock policeman came up—I asked what was the matter—Constantine told me he was stabbed—he fainted then—they are all three Greeks, seafaring men—the prisoner was searched and the knife was found on him—it had blood stains on it right up to the hilt.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-165" type="given" value="CHARLES GRAHAM"/>CHARLES GRAHAM GRANT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Divisional Surgeon.</hi>) I was called on March 14th—I saw the three men one after the other at different times in the course of the night—I saw Procopis first, and I found him suffering from serious wounds on his chest and decided to send him into the hospital—his clothes had large cuts in them—he was bleeding from an incised wound on his head—it was not a serious injury but it bled—that was caused by such a knife as this (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—I then saw the prisoner, who had a bite on his left</p>
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<p>cheek, and a small injury to his middle finger—he and Procopis were under the influence of alcohol to a certain extent—George Constantine was brought to me to the police station—he had been to the hospital and attended to but his condition was such that the authorities thought 1 had better also see him—he had several bad wounds and his clothes were cut—I sent them both into the sick asylum.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence.</hi> I do not remember what happened; we were all fighting there, but who has been wounded I do not know; I cannot remember; I was partly drunk.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Dock Constable.</hi>) I produce the knife, which was covered with blood.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030330-355-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t19030330-355-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>Unlawfully obtaining £360 by false pretences from
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030330-355-offence-1 t19030330-name-169"/>Shirley Worthington Woolmer</persName> with intent to defraud:
<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>, Feloniously having made and subscribed a certain false declaration before a Commissioner of Oaths.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TRAVERS HUMPHREYS</hi> and
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. E. C. P. BOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TURRELL</hi> and
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PRICKETT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-170" type="given" value="HENRY SUTTON"/>HENRY SUTTON LUDLOW</persName> </hi>. I am a Solicitor and Commissioner of Oaths, of Temple Chambers—on January 23rd I attended at Mr. Woolmers office, when before me Amelia Emily King made the statutory declaration produced—I do not remember reading it over to her—it is not the usual practice to do so.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I may have said before the Alderman that it was not read over to her in my presence, nor did she read it in my presence, but I took it to apply merely to me as Commissioner for Oaths—all I intended to convey was that it was not read over by me.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-171" type="given" value="SHIRLEY WORTHINGTON"/>SHIRLEY WORTHINGTON WOOLMER</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, and have prac
<lb/>tised at 65 and 66, Temple Chambers, for about ten years—I first saw Mr. King on January 16th—he said he had been introduced to me by a client of mine, and he and his wife wanted to borrow some money on a life interest his wife had in some ground rents, and that he had arranged with the Sun Life Insurance Company to insure his wife's life for £900 or £1,000, and it would afford ample security—he produced a copy of the conveyance of the ground rents, and a copy of the will of Mary Sands Webb—a life interest provided it is unencumbered and a policy of insurance is the best security one can have—he assured me that it was his wife absolute property, and unencumbered, with the exception of a small amount under £100. which he could settle easily—on the 23rd I had a statutory declaration made out saying that his wife had not encumbered the property, and it was signed—my recollection is that I read it to her—the mortgage deed was prepared and they both signed it—it was to secure the sum of £500 at 5 per cent, per annum—I cashed a cheque for £1.000: I handed my clerk £200 to complete the Old Kent Road purchase, and retained £130 for paying off the charge in Curry
<hi rend="italic">r</hi> King, and other amounts for premium on insurance, costs, etc., and handed the balance to Mrs.</p>
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<p>King—I went with Mr. King to Messrs. Howard and Shelton, and there inspected certain documents relating to the property, and found there were several charges on it, that it was not unencumbered.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-172" type="given" value="FRANK ARTHUR"/>FRANK ARTHUR WESTON</persName> </hi>. I am managing clerk to Mr. Woolmer—on January 30th last, I wrote out this statutory declaration (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) which was sent to the two defendants—on January 23rd they came without it, and a second declaration was drawn up by me and it was read over to both of them.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-173" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030330-name-173" type="surname" value="WOOLMER"/>
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<hi rend="italic">Continued</hi>). I pointed out to the male prisoner that there was a charge on the property under a receiving order—he replied, "Oh, that is a very small matter, I can settle it for £15 or £20"—Mrs. Wheeler has never transferred her security to me—she is about eighty-five years old and unable to come to the Court—the original charges in favour of Mrs. Wheeler are produced in Court.</p>
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<persName id="t19030330-name-174" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030330-name-174" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030330-name-174" type="surname" value="HILL"/>
<interp inst="t19030330-name-174" type="given" value="PERCY THOMAS"/>PERCY THOMAS HILL</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk to Mr. Woolmer—I was present on January 23rd when the mortgage for £500 was completed—I was present when Mrs. King made the statutory declaration—it was read over to her by Mr. Weston—after it was completed Mr. Woolmer gave me £200 to complete the purchase of the Old Kent Road property, which I did—I there paid £149 10s. 8d. to the vendors—I paid various costs and handed the balance of £15 to Mrs. King in cash.</p>
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<persName id="t19030330-name-175" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030330-name-175" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030330-name-175" type="surname" value="BISGOOD"/>
<interp inst="t19030330-name-175" type="given" value="CECIL"/>CECIL BISGOOD</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor of 5, Moorgate Street Buildings—I obtained a judgment in the Mayor's Court on behalf of a client against Mrs. King for £86 8s. 8d.—I never recovered anything under that judg
<lb/>ment, she being a married woman—I then ascertained that she had a life interest in certain ground rents, 'and then removed the judgment into the High Court for the purpose of obtaining a receiver—I produce the order appointing a receiver, dated—December 16th, 1902—I have not recovered the money—the receiving order is still in force and is a charge on Mrs. King's life interest.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The receiver was appointed first and then gave security—I offered to settle the debt for £32 10s. to be paid by the following Monday morning.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> It is in fact a charge for £86 8s. 8d., an order of the Court—having now discovered that there was a policy on her life I should not accept £32 to settle.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the Prisoner.</hi> A claim has been made for about £60 by Mrs. King against my client.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-176" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030330-name-176" type="surname" value="WOOLMER"/>
<interp inst="t19030330-name-176" type="given" value="SHIRLEY WORTHINGTON"/>SHIRLEY WORTHINGTON WOOLMER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Male Prisoner;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TURRELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">being absent.</hi>) No amount to be set aside was agreed out of the £800 to satisfy the claim in Curry
<hi rend="italic">v.</hi> King—you never mentioned Mr. Bisgood's name at all—£31 5s. was the agreed costs for the £800 advance—there was an agreement as to costs and a supple
<lb/>mental one—a deed was not drawn up when Bisgood's matter was discussed and the £130 kept back.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TURRELL</hi>. The first time I saw Mrs. King was January 13th—I saw her several times with Mr. King—I always explained to her—I said "You have got this life interest and it it absolutely your a to</p>
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<p>do what you like with; it is not charged or encumbered at all; you are quite sure of that?"—she said, "Yes," and that everything her husband had told me was true—as soon as the statutory declaration was made I went to the solicitors for the trustees—I was there shown a notice of charge from Mrs. Wheeler—King did not at once tell me that Mrs. Wheeler had given up her charge—he told me it was as good as trans
<lb/>ferred and could be easily arranged—if he had done what he said he would, namely, transfer those documents to me, I probably should not have bothered any more about it.
<hi rend="italic">After consulting</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TURRELL</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">the prisoner in the hearing of the Jury withdrew his plea and stated in the hearing of the Jury that he was</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">said that if a deed of transfer was executed by the male prisoner to the prosecutor by the first day of next Sessions, the prisoner would then be discharged.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">AMELIA EMILY KING</hi>,
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030330-356-offence-1 t19030330-name-179"/>William John Walden</persName>, and stealing from his person 14s. his money.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. M. F. BUSZARD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-180" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WALDEN</persName> </hi>. I am a carman, of 5, Rectory Gardens, Vauxhall—on Saturday night, February 28th, I was taking a walk—I went into a public-house between 9.30 and 10 o'clock for a drink—I saw the two prisoners there and several other men—I stood them all a drink and then left the house and went to another public-house, where I called for a glass of ale—there was no one in the bar when I went in—the prisoner Sheen came in—he asked me to treat him, which I did—Riley then came in with one or two others—I went out up the side way, for a purpose—it was a side passage leading to the factory, about—30 yards from the public-house—I saw three men approaching—two of them caught hold of me, Sheen, who was one, pressing his hand across my mouth, and Riley taking the money from my pockets—in the struggle some of the money dropped, which they stooped to pick up—I called for the police, and they made off towards Vauxhall Bridge—I had about 14s. or 15s. on me at the time—I had been paid my wages during the evening, they average 26s. a week—I had dropped some money through shifting it from one pocket and another, and had spent some, altogether about 12s., before the robbery took place—I saw a constable at the bottom of the road and told him what had happened—I saw the prisoners again on Sunday morning and recognised them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Sheen.</hi> When you came into the first public-house I was not gambling for drinks and having an argument who should pay for the beer—it is not true that when I got to The Two Brewers I was three parts drunk; nor did I shout across the bar to you saying, "Come over here."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Riley.</hi> I had a drink at the first public-house, and not wishing to be in your company I left.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-181" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH AYRES</persName> </hi> (178
<hi rend="italic">L.</hi>) On February 28th, at about 11 p.m., I was</p>
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<p>on the Albert Embankment—the prosecutor spoke to me—he was quite sober, but had been drinking—in consequence of what he told me I got the assistance of another constable and kept observation on this place—we saw the two prisoners and another man come along the Embank
<lb/>ment, they passed up this dark turning, and went some considerable distance—we saw them light several matches, searching on the ground—we then went up to them—I said, "What are you doing up here?"—they said, "It's all right, governor, we've only come up here to ease ourselves"—I said, "You don't require lights for that purpose '-'—Sheen said, "I lost 4 1/2 d. out of my pocket and came here to look for it"—the other man ran away—I said, "A man has been robbed up here some time previously, and you answer to the description, I shall take you to the station"—Sheen said, "You must be mad where is the man I robbed?"—next morning the prosecutor identified them.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-182" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MORGAN</persName> </hi> (170
<hi rend="italic">L.</hi>) I was with Ayres and assisted to take the prisoners into custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheens Defence.</hi> I was having a drink in the public-house when the prosecutor came in and called for drink—I left and went down to Vauxhall, when the prosecutor came in and said he had dropped some money, but had picked up 4s. 6d. I was looking for 4 1/2 d. which I had dropped when the policeman arrested me. When searched 2d. was found on me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Riley's Defence.</hi> The prosecutor was half intoxicated, and was showing fight in connection with tossing for drinks—I had a drink with him—he went out, and I went to another house where I had another drink, when the prosecutor came in and said he had lost some money in a urinal, but had picked up 4s. 6d., and that some had fallen down a grating—we were all more or less intoxicated.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">to a con
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<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1894,
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<hi rend="italic">Friday, April</hi> 3
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1903.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Kennedy.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, April</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 2
<hi rend="italic">nd, and</hi> 3
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1903.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Detective.</hi>) On March 9th, shortly before noon, I was with Detective-Sergeant Lyon in Upper Thames Street, and saw the prisoner Goldby come out of 205, Upper Thames Street, Messrs. Skilbeck's the drysalters, carrying a parcel—we followed him to an oilshop, 5, Huggin Lane, a short distance from Messrs. Skilbeck's—I believe the name of F. Foster was over the door—Goldby came out and went back to Messrs. Skilbeck's—we watched the premises, and at 6 o'clock Goldby came out with this large parcel (
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I could not see inside the shop the first time I went to Huggin Lane—the second occasion was about 6 p.m., this was at the beginning of March: it was before dark, and quite a light evening—I was ten yards from the shop—I saw Mrs. Foster take the parcel and put it behind the counter—I cannot say whether any money passed.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Detective-Sergeant.</hi>) On March 9th I was with Lawrence in Upper Thames Street, both in plain clothes—I saw Goldby come out of Messrs. Skilbeck's, he had a largish parcel—he went to 5, Huggin Lane, remained a few minutes, and then came out without
<hi rend="italic">it</hi>—I went away—I saw Lawrence in the New Kent Road about 6.30—he went to 2, Chatham Street—Foster was outside the premises—I said to him, "We are police officers, I want to speak to you"—I brought Goldby into the shop and then said to Foster. "I want the return of the parcel this man left here about a quarter of an hour ago"—he said. "He left no parcel here"—I said, "Yes, he did, he is here to speak for himself"—he then said something to his wife which I could not hear and she went into the kitchen and brought out this parcel—I told him</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There is not one of these things which I should not expect to find in an oil and colourman's shop—I heard Lawrence say at the police Court that Foster said that his wife took the parcel—Foster did not seem flurried or excited—I believe stolen property has been found at his house before—he has been in that line eighteen years.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I heard him say that he has another shop at 5, Huggin Lane, and I have made enquiries of the landlord—I had not left the shop cleared.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030330-name-191" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS FAIRWEATHER</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Skilbeck Brothers, drysalters—Goldby has been in their employ about twenty-eight years as working porter at 27s. a week—Messrs. Skilbeck deal in glue—this parcel of glue weighs about 28 lbs., it may weigh 40 lbs., and then if it was sold it would be worth 10s.—Goldby had no authority to take any glue out of the premises—on March 10th I saw the goods at the station, and some beeswax which had been taken from our stock—here is another piece of beeswax, which is of a very special character, and I identify it—and here is another parcel which I can positively identify as having been taken out of our stock—here is some shellac—the value of what is our property is from £18 to £20—none of these goods were ever sent to Mr. Foster—he had two or three transactions only with us, but we never sent him these goods—I cannot say how this £18 worth of goods left our premises, but we ascertained on our stocktaking that there was a deficiency which we could not account for—I cannot say about bees
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I identify this beeswax by the initials stamped on each bar, and as far as I know we are the only people who deal with that kind—shellac is very common—all these materials are commonly used.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I bought at one shop and sold at the other—I was sometimes paid half a crown and sometimes 1s. 6d.—I never had any dealings with him till the beginning of this year.
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