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<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</p>
<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>SAMUEL, MAYOR.</p>
<p>SEVENTH SESSION, HELD APRIL 27TH, 1903</p>
<p>MINUTES OF EVIDENCE,</p>
<p>TAKEN IN SHORT-HAND BY</p>
<p>MESSRS. BARNETT AND BUCKLER.</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>ROLLS CHAMBERS, No. 89, CHANCERY LANE.</p>
<p>VOLUME CXXXVIII.</p>
<p>SESSIONS VII. TO XII</p>
<p>LONDON:</p>
<p>STEVENS AND SONS, LIMITED. 119, CHANCERY LANE.</p>
<p>Law Booksellers and Publishers.</p>
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<p>THE</p>
<p>WHOLE PROCEEDINGS</p>
<p>On the King's Commission of</p>
<p>OYER AND TERMINER AND GAOL DELIVERY</p>
<p>FOR</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>AND GAOL DELIVERY FOR THE</p>
<p>COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX, AND THE PARTS OF THE COUNTIES OF ESSEX, KENT, AND SURREY WITHIN THE JURISDICTION</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT,</p>
<p>Held on Monday, April 27th, 1903, and following days.</p>
<p>Before the Right Hon.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; the Hon. Sir
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<hi rend="smallCaps">JOSEPH RENALS</hi>, Bart., Sir
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<interp inst="t19030427-name-8" type="given" value="LUMLEY"/>LUMLEY SMITH</persName> </hi>, Esq., K.C., Judge of the City of London Court; and
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<p>Sir
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<p>Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS HENRY BROOKE-HITCHING</hi>, Knt.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">ALFRED PERCY DOULTON</hi>, Esq., J.P.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SAMUEL, MAYOR. SEVENTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<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>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">Monday, April</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1903.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Eighteen month's hard labour.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Five years' penal servitude.</hi> </rs>—.
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<hi rend="italic">Monday, April</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1903.</p>
<p>
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<p>tin of sardines—the price was 5d.—he gave her a florin—she gave it to me, and I put it in the tester and broke a piece out of it—he saw that—I said, "You are the very same man who brought me a 2s. piece a fortnight ago"—he said nothing to that, but asked me to give him back the pieces—I gave him both pieces back and he went away—a boy and girl who were in the shop followed him out, and a constable brought him back—he had been there also on March 30th for a tin of sardines and gave me a florin—I gave him the change, and after he left I broke it and threw it away.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030427-name-24" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE LINK</persName> </hi>. I live at 53, Charlotte Street, Portland Place—on the evening of April 9th I was in Mr. Buse's shop about 6.30; the prisoner came in and asked Mrs. Buse for a tin of sardines and gave her a florin; she passed it to Mr. Buse at once—the prisoner said that he would take it back—Mr. Buse told me to follow him, and a little boy followed him with me—he met two women and a man in the street, standing still and quarrelling—he went up to them, and then went on to Mr. Weaver's shop—I went in and spoke to Mr. Weaver and heard him tell the prisoner that the coin was bad—he went out and I followed him with Leader into Charlotte Street, where he asked me why I was following him, and I asked him if he had not been in Weaver's shop; he said, "No," and went into Duke Street, when he put his hand up as if to strike me—I followed him to Langham Street and spoke to a policeman and then the prisoner tried to run away and then he called to the policeman—I had kept him insight all the time—when I came out of Weaver's shop I called him a money forger—he said nothing to that.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030427-name-25" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN LEADER</persName> </hi>. I am van boy to Mr. Button, and live at 27, Gloucester Street, Theobald's Road—on the evening of April 9th I went into Mr. Buse's shop and saw the prisoner there and the last witness—the prisoner came out and Annie Link and I followed him to Great Portland Street—I followed him into a shop and stayed there till he came out—the paper shop man came out and I followed the prisoner and kept him in sight till I was sent for a policeman—the prisoner then whistled and went in an opposite direction—a policeman was there.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19030427-name-26" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED SPICER</persName> </hi> (43
<hi rend="italic">T.R.</hi>) On April 9th, about 7.30 p.m., I saw the prisoner running, and a boy and girl running after him—the boy spoke to me and pointed out the prisoner—I stopped him—the boy said, "That man has passed bad money"—he said, "Nonsense, search me"—I did so and found 2d.—I took him back to Mr. Buse's shop and he was accused of uttering a counterfeit florin—he said, "I know nothing about it; I have</p>
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<p>never been in the shop"—I took him to the station and saw that he had something in his mouth, and found 3s. 6d. there—I asked him why he concealed it there—he said, "It is money I have worked hard for," and that he was a sailor—he gave his address at a common lodging house—I asked his age and where he was born—he pretended to be drunk; he said, "I am not sober enough to answer"—he was sober enough to know what he was doing.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction on April</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1901,
<hi rend="italic">at this Court, of unlawfully uttering counterfeit coins, and two other convic
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<p>387.
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030427-name-29" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM JARRETT</persName> </hi>. I keep a 6 1/2 d. bazaar at 164, Uxbridge Road, Shepherd's Bush; that is where a number of omnibuses stop—on April 6th Smith came in and asked for four sixpences for a florin which he gave to my daughter—she said, "This is a bad one, and gave it back to him"—he walked out and I followed him and said, "What do you mean by giving bad money here?"—he said, "It was given to me to get change for him"—Harrington was standing near enough to hear, and I said to him, "What do you mean by passing bad money in my shop?"—he said he did not know it was a bad one—I said, "You must have known it, you ought to be ashamed of yourself"—he said, "I hope you won't do anything in it, I thought it was a
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Smith.</hi> You did not say, "I will go back and give it to the conductor who gave it to me."</p>
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<interp inst="t19030427-name-30" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES JONES</persName> </hi> (685
<hi rend="italic">T.</hi>) I was called to the Wellington public house—Mr. Williams said that Smith went into his shop with a bad florin, and Smith said that he was sent in by Harrington to get four sixpences—Harrington said to Smith "I took 2s. from my bag, and I thought I had a
<hi rend="italic">dud</hi> here, and Smith said to me, "Give it to me and I will change it for you'"—Smith said, "You never said anything about it being a
<hi rend="italic">dud</hi>" and that Harrington sent him in to get it changed for four sixpences—they said exactly the same at the station, contradicting each other—I found on Smith twopence, and on Harrington £113s. 10d., there were five sixpences, a threepenny piece, over 9s. in copper, and some half-pence and farthings—the coin might possibly pass in the dark.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030427-name-31" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of coin to H.M. Mint—this florin is bad.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>388.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSEPH BUNCE</hi> (30)</persName>,
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<interp inst="t19030427-388-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t19030427-388-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="breakingPeace"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-388-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="wounding"/>to unlawfully attempting to kill and murder himself</rs>.
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<hi rend="italic">To enter into recognisances.</hi> </rs></p> </div1>
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<p>(389).
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<interp inst="t19030427-389-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/>, to stealing 56 lbs. of lead fixed to a building, the property of the London County Council. </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Eight months' hard labour;</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Six months' hard labour.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t19030427-390-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030427-390-offence-1 t19030427-name-36"/>Emily Anne Westcott</persName>, his wife being alive. </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Nine months' hard labour.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t19030427-390-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, April</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1903.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Darling.</hi> </p>
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<p>391.
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<interp inst="t19030427-391-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t19030427-391-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="damage"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-391-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="other"/>to wilfully setting fire to seven haystacks, the property of
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<hi rend="italic">To be detained in a reformatory until he is</hi> 19
<hi rend="italic">years old</hi> </rs>—and</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t19030427-393-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="wounding"/>, Feloniously shooting at
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030427-393-offence-1 t19030427-name-43"/>Bruno Weiss</persName>,
<persName id="t19030427-name-44" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t19030427-name-44" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-44" type="surname" value="MANS"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030427-393-offence-1 t19030427-name-44"/>Henry Mans</persName>, and
<persName id="t19030427-name-45" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t19030427-name-45" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-45" type="surname" value="ADAR"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-45" type="given" value="KARL"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030427-393-offence-1 t19030427-name-45"/>Karl Adar</persName>, with intent to murder them.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BIRON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19030427-393-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="miscVerdict"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-393-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="unfitToPlead"/>
<hi rend="italic">On the evidence of Dr. James Scott, the Medical Officer at Brixton prison, the Jury found the prisoner insane, and unfit to plead</hi> </rs>.
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<interp inst="t19030427-393-punishment-14" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-393-punishment-14" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="insanity"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-393-19030427 t19030427-393-punishment-14"/>
<hi rend="italic">To be detained during His Majesty's pleasure</hi> </rs>.
<hi rend="italic">The Court commended Constable Connelly's conduct.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t19030427-394" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/19030427"/>
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<p>394.
<persName id="def1-394-19030427" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-394-19030427" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-394-19030427" type="age" value="31"/>
<interp inst="def1-394-19030427" type="surname" value="JONES"/>
<interp inst="def1-394-19030427" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<interp inst="def1-394-19030427" type="occupation" value="butcher's carrier"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM JONES</hi> (31)</persName>
<rs id="t19030427-394-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19030427-394-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="breakingPeace"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-394-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="wounding"/>, Feloniously attempting to murder
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<interp inst="t19030427-name-47" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-47" type="surname" value="JONES"/>
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<interp inst="t19030427-name-47" type="occupation" value="works in laundry"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030427-394-offence-1 t19030427-name-47"/>Caroline Jones</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HURRELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030427-name-48" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030427-name-48" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-48" type="surname" value="JONES"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-48" type="given" value="CAROLINE"/>CAROLINE JONES</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's wife, and live at Salisbury Road. Kilburn—on the afternoon of April 6th I went out on an errand—I went home with the prisoner, and when we got indoors he asked me what woman I had been speaking to—I told him that she was a woman who had been knocked about by her husband because the prisoner had been speaking to another woman, and because I mentioned the woman's name the prisoner began hitting me, and knocked me down unconscious—I remember no more until a policeman and my brother had put me on the bed—I was sitting on the bed when the prisoner
<hi rend="italic">came for me</hi> again, and got me by my throat in the policeman's presence—he put his hands round my throat, and they had a struggle to get him away from me—he was taken into custody—he said he would have done for me if the policeman had been a few minutes later—we went to the station, and he was charged—we have been married for twelve years.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have a girl aged 11 and a boy aged 8—the prisoner has been a good man for work—he has brought his money homo—we have never lived a happy life, and during the last twelve months it has been worse—I have had differences with him about women—he has knocked me about, but I have never charged him—he is a butcher's carrier—on April 6th I was not at home when he came in—he came and found me in the Falcon public house which is used by the people who work at the laundry where I work—he came home about 3.45—there was only one woman with me at the public house—the prisoner had taken</p>
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<p>up with this other particular woman about twelve months before—I was very angry about it—he has always denied it, but I could not believe him—on April 6th he treated me and the woman I was speaking to to a glass of ale each—we got home about half an hour afterwards—I had been in the Falcon about half an hour—I had two glasses of ale with the other woman and one with my husband—when we got home angry words took place—when I recovered consciousness he was standing on the other side of the room—he did not speak to me then—when he flew at me he said he would finish me—he was still very excited.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I did not strike him at all.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030427-name-49" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030427-name-49" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-49" type="surname" value="NOBLE"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-49" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS NOBLE</persName> </hi>. I am a grocer at Salisbury Road—the prosecutrix is my sister—on April 6th I went into her room in the afternoon—she was lying on her back on the floor, and the prisoner had this strap (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) round her neck—she had called out "Tom, Tom;" that is what made me go into the room—the prisoner was kneeling on her, and wrenching the strap as tight as he could get it—I do not think it was through the buckle—she went black in the face—I tried to get him off her, but could not—I tried to lift him, and to persuade him, but he said no—I went to the station, which is about 150 yards off, to get a constable—I was away about five minutes—when I returned with the constable my sister was still lying on her back vomiting—the prisoner was standing away from her—me and the constable got my sister up—she went off in a sort of faint—it took ten minutes to pull her round and give her some water—we placed her on the bed, and then the prisoner flew at her again and seized her by the throat with both hands—it Wok me and the constable three or four minutes before we could get him off her—he said to the constable, "If you had been two minutes later I would have done for her"—before I left to fetch the constable he said to me, when I asked him to get off my sister, "I won't, it is the last chance I will give her."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> While I was away the prisoner was alone with his wife for at least five minutes the prisoner was excited—I had heard a quarrel between the prisoner and his wife before I went into the room, but I could not hear what was said—the prisoner seemed quite frantic, and resisted my efforts to pull him off—I and the constable had some difficulty in pulling him off the second time; he seemed in a wild temper—he was not shouting or raging.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030427-name-50" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030427-name-50" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-50" type="surname" value="JONES"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-50" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM JONES</persName> </hi> (184
<hi rend="italic">X.</hi>) On April 6th, about 4.30 p.m., I was called to 16, Salisbury Road by Noble—I found the prosecutrix lying on the floor unconscious and vomiting—the prisoner was standing by her side—I afterwards saw a red mark on her neck—Noble and I got her round and put her on the bed—she went off in hysterics again—we got her round again—the prisoner then came across the room, and put his hands round her throat, and said to me, "If you had been two minutes later I would have done for her"—Noble and I got him off again, and I took him to the station, and he again said that if we had been two minutes later he would have done for her.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner was not talking much while I was in the room; he seemed quiet and composed; he was a little excited, but not</p>
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<p>much—Noble and I were two or three minutes bringing the woman round—when the prisoner seized the woman he was more excited than he was when I first went into the room—when he had her by the throat he said he intended to do for her—at the police station he said, "I will kill her"—he did not say anything about a dead woman—before the magistrate I said that he had said, "In two minutes more she would have been a dead woman," but that was the conclusion I came to—there was no dead woman there—at the station he said two or three times, "If you had been two minutes later she would have been a dead woman"—he has-been employed for twelve or eighteen months at King's, a meat carrier—on and off he has been there for seven or eight years—he is steady and trustworthy, and he looks after his home.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
<p>
<rs id="t19030427-394-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19030427-394-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-394-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="withRecommendation"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Strongly recommended to mercy on account of his extreme passion at the time</hi>.</rs>
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<interp inst="t19030427-394-punishment-15" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-394-punishment-15" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-394-19030427 t19030427-394-punishment-15"/>
<hi rend="italic">Ten years' penal servitude</hi>.</rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t19030427-395" type="date" value="19030427"/>
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<p>395.
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<interp inst="def1-395-19030427" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-395-19030427" type="age" value="18"/>
<interp inst="def1-395-19030427" type="surname" value="READ"/>
<interp inst="def1-395-19030427" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM JOHN READ</hi> (18)</persName>
<rs id="t19030427-395-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19030427-395-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-395-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="rape"/>, Carnally knowing—
<persName id="t19030427-name-52" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t19030427-name-52" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-52" type="surname" value="READ"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-52" type="given" value="ALICE"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030427-395-offence-1 t19030427-name-52"/>Alice Read</persName>, a girl under thirteen years of age.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEYCESTER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<rs id="t19030427-395-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19030427-395-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-395-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedPartGuilty"/>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner stated that he would</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEAD GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to the attempt, and the Jury returned that verdict</hi> </rs>.
<rs id="t19030427-395-punishment-16" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t19030427-395-punishment-16" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-395-punishment-16" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-395-19030427 t19030427-395-punishment-16"/>
<hi rend="italic">Twelve months' in the second division.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>396.
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<interp inst="def1-396-19030427" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-396-19030427" type="age" value="42"/>
<interp inst="def1-396-19030427" type="surname" value="PHILLIPS"/>
<interp inst="def1-396-19030427" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>
<interp inst="def1-396-19030427" type="occupation" value="horse keeper"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ALBERT PHILLIPS</hi> (42)</persName>
<rs id="t19030427-396-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19030427-396-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="breakingPeace"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-396-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="wounding"/>, Feloniously shooting at
<persName id="t19030427-name-54" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t19030427-name-54" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-54" type="surname" value="GREEN"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-54" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-54" type="occupation" value="policeman"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030427-396-offence-1 t19030427-name-54"/>George Green</persName>, with intent to murder him.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>, with intent to do him grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030427-name-55" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030427-name-55" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-55" type="surname" value="BARNETT"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-55" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID BARNETT</persName> </hi>. I am a cab proprietor of 34, Blenheim Terrace—the prisoner has been my horse keeper for about four years—he was addicted to drink occasionally—about midday on April 17th I was called to my yard and found that he was creating a disturbance—he was the worse for drink—I paid him what was due to him and discharged him there and then—he was rather abusive—I went for Constable Bickell, who turned him off the premises—he went quietly—I saw him again on the premises about one o'clock when Constable Green came and turned him away—I did not see him again until he was at the police station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> You broke some plates and things—they did not belong to you.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030427-name-56" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030427-name-56" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-56" type="surname" value="BICKELL"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-56" type="given" value="LEVI"/>LEVI BICKELL</persName> </hi> (416
<hi rend="italic">S.</hi>) On April 17th, about midday, I was called to Blenheim Passage—I saw the prisoner there—he was a bit excited, but I should say he was sober—I did not see that he had been drinking—Mr. Barnett gave me some information, and in consequence I got the prisoner away from the premises—he went quietly—about 5 p.m. I heard a whistle, and going in the direction of the sound I found Green and the prisoner struggling on the ground—Green's hand was bleeding—in the prisoner's hearing he said he had been shot by the prisoner—Green had the revolver in his hand—I assisted to take the prisoner to the station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030427-name-57" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030427-name-57" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-57" type="surname" value="GREEN"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-57" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE GREEN</persName> </hi> (690
<hi rend="italic">S.</hi>) On April 17th I was called to Blenheim Terrace—I went to Mr. Barnett's stables about two o'clock, I saw the</p>
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<p>prisoner there behaving in a very disorderly manner—I got him away; he went quietly—I went there again about 4 p.m.—I saw the prisoner there behaving in a disorderly manner—I got him away again—about 5 p.m. I saw him at the corner of Blenheim Passage, which is close to Mr. Barnett's premises—he had a revolver in his hand—he was walking along—I followed him, and he turned round and fired two shots without say
<lb/>ing anything—the first shot hit me on the hand; the second missed me; we had a struggle and fell to the ground—some civilians came to my assistance—I got the revolver—Bickell also came up—when the prisoner fired at me he took a steady aim; he was about four yards from me—this (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) is the revolver—my hand was attended to at the station by the divisional surgeon.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see the revolver sticking out of your pocket when you came out of Barnett's back yard, and it did not go off in the struggle.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030427-name-58" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030427-name-58" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-58" type="surname" value="HEWLITT"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-58" type="given" value="RICHARD CHARLES"/>RICHARD CHARLES HEWLITT</persName> </hi>. I live at 9, Lamont Road—on April 17th I was near Blenheim Terrace—I saw the prisoner with a revolver in his hand—he fired twice—I saw him struggling with Green—I assisted Green—I think the prisoner had had a drop of drink.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was in Blenheim Terrace when I heard the first shot fired.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030427-name-59" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030427-name-59" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-59" type="surname" value="SWEETMAN"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-59" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SWEETMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer of Rider's Terrace, St. John's Wood—I was at Blenheim Passage on the afternoon of April 17th—I saw the prisoner going through the passage and Green going after him as if to get him to go away—when the constable asked him to go away he turned round and fired at him—he seemed under the influence of drink—he fired twice.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When I first saw you you were coming through the passage—the constable stopped you—the revolver did not go off in the struggle—the constable closed with you after the second shot went off.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030427-name-60" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030427-name-60" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-60" type="surname" value="NEWSTEAD"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-60" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER NEWSTEAD</persName> </hi>. I keep a general outfitting shop at 283, Edgware Road—between three and four p.m. on April 17th the prisoner came in and asked for a revolver for 3s. 9d.—I said our lowest price was 4s. 9d.—I had about half a dozen revolvers in the window—the prisoner pointed one out—I showed him a duplicate and said he could have it for 4s. 6d.—I sold it to him for that—I did not notice anything unusual in his con
<lb/>dition—I did not sell him any cartridges—I do not think he asked for any.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. Revolvers are part of the goods we sell—we keep guns also—people going abroad frequently want them—we do not stock cartridges—we do not ask the names of people who buy revolvers—we sell them in the general way of business—we do not supply them to boys—I have noticed a good many cases of revolver shooting lately in the papers.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030427-name-61" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030427-name-61" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-61" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-61" type="given" value="HERBERT"/>HERBERT SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Lawson and Co., athletic outfitters, at 225, Edgware Road—we keep cartridges and guns—on April 17th, between 3 and 4 p.m., the prisoner came in for a box of cartridges—he was dressed as he is now—he produced this revolver—I did not fit the cartridges into it because I knew the pattern, and sold him a box of fifty for 1s. 9d.—this is one of the cartridges (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—it is a pin fire cartrid—I did</p>
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<p>not ask him what he wanted them for—I did not put any of them into the revolver.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. These revolvers are used on the stage with blank cartridges—we sell a good many loaded cartridges—this revolver would carry twenty-five or thirty yards and will kill anyone.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030427-name-62" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030427-name-62" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-62" type="surname" value="ELDERFIELD"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-62" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES ELDERFIELD</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector S.</hi>) About 5.30 on April 17th the prisoner was brought to the station, charged with shooting at Green—I saw the revolver—three chambers were fully loaded, two had been fired, and 38 cartridges were found on him—the prisoner said, "I bought the revolver in the Edgware Road: I shall not say where; I know I shall be charged with it and I must put up with it"—he was formally charged and made no reply.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030427-name-63" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030427-name-63" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-63" type="surname" value="GREENWOOD"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-63" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD GREENWOOD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Divisional Surgeon S.</hi>) On April 17th I attended to Green—he was suffering from a bullet wound in the joint of his left thumb—it was not a serious wound.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence.</hi> "It would not be possible that I should go and buy a revolver to shoot a man I never knew or knew me. I had not been to bed all night; I had been drinking and it was done in a drinking bout."</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19030427-396-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="lesserOffence"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">on the second Count</hi> </rs>.
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<interp inst="t19030427-396-punishment-17" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-396-punishment-17" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-396-19030427 t19030427-396-punishment-17"/>
<hi rend="italic">Three years' penal servitude</hi>.</rs> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, April</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1903.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19030427-397" type="date" value="19030427"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t19030427-397-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-397-19030427 t19030427-397-offence-1 t19030427-397-verdict-1"/>
<p>397.
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<interp inst="def1-397-19030427" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN BOSSEY</hi> (21)</persName>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030427-397-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-397-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t19030427-397-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-397-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>to stealing a bicycle, the property of
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<interp inst="t19030427-name-65" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-65" type="surname" value="GOLDING"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030427-397-offence-1 t19030427-name-65"/>Gerald Golding</persName>;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to attempting to steal 2s. 2d. the moneys of
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<interp inst="t19030427-name-66" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030427-397-offence-1 t19030427-name-66"/>George Francis Moth</persName> and others, having been convicted of felony at Clerkenwell on November 5th, 1901</rs>.
<hi rend="italic">Another conviction was proved against him.
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<interp inst="t19030427-397-punishment-18" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-397-punishment-18" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-397-19030427 t19030427-397-punishment-18"/>Three years' penal servitude.</rs> </hi></p> </div1>
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<p>(398).
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<interp inst="def1-398-19030427" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-398-19030427" type="age" value="42"/>
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<interp inst="def1-398-19030427" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE PEARCE</hi> (42),</persName>
<rs id="t19030427-398-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19030427-398-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-398-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="bigamy"/> to feloniously marrying
<persName id="t19030427-name-68" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t19030427-name-68" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-68" type="surname" value="CHAPMAN"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030427-398-offence-1 t19030427-name-68"/>Alice Chapman</persName>, his wife being alive. </rs>
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<interp inst="t19030427-398-punishment-19" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-398-punishment-19" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-398-19030427 t19030427-398-punishment-19"/>
<hi rend="italic">Two days' imprisonment.</hi> </rs>
<rs id="t19030427-398-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19030427-398-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-398-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, April</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1903.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19030427-399" type="date" value="19030427"/>
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<p>399.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FRANK PINNEY</hi> (26)</persName>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t19030427-399-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19030427-399-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-399-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t19030427-399-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-399-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>to forging and uttering an order for £2 with intent to defraud</rs>.
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t19030427-399-punishment-20" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t19030427-399-punishment-20" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-399-punishment-20" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-399-19030427 t19030427-399-punishment-20"/>Six months' hard labour.</rs> </hi>—And</p> </div1>
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<join result="criminalCharge" id="t19030427-400-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-400-19030427 t19030427-400-offence-1 t19030427-400-verdict-1"/>
<p>(400)
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<interp inst="def1-400-19030427" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-400-19030427" type="age" value="60"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS SPRINGTHORPE</hi> (60)</persName>
<rs id="t19030427-400-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19030427-400-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-400-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, to stealing seven rings, a watch, a chain, and other articles, the property of
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<interp inst="t19030427-name-71" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-71" type="surname" value="COOK"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-71" type="given" value="WALTER"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030427-400-offence-1 t19030427-name-71"/>Walter Cook</persName>, and three rings value £3 and 3s. 10d. in money the property of
<persName id="t19030427-name-72" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t19030427-name-72" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-72" type="surname" value="MANCEY"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-72" type="given" value="FLORENCE"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030427-400-offence-1 t19030427-name-72"/>Florence Mancey</persName>. </rs>
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<interp inst="t19030427-400-punishment-21" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-400-punishment-21" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-400-19030427 t19030427-400-punishment-21"/>
<hi rend="italic">Twelve months' hard labour.</hi> </rs>
<rs id="t19030427-400-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19030427-400-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-400-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">For cases tried this day see Essex and Surrey cases.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, April</hi> 29
<hi rend="italic">th.</hi> 1903.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Darling.</hi> </p>
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<join result="criminalCharge" id="t19030427-401-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-401-19030427 t19030427-401-offence-1 t19030427-401-verdict-1"/>
<p>401.
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<interp inst="def1-401-19030427" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-401-19030427" type="age" value="56"/>
<interp inst="def1-401-19030427" type="surname" value="KNEE"/>
<interp inst="def1-401-19030427" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARD KNEE</hi> (56)</persName>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t19030427-401-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19030427-401-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-401-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t19030427-401-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-401-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="indecentAssault"/>to an indecent assault upon
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<interp inst="t19030427-name-74" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-74" type="surname" value="RUSSEL"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030427-401-offence-1 t19030427-name-74"/>Samuel Ernest Oliver Russel</persName>;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to committing acts of gross indecency with
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<interp inst="t19030427-name-75" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-75" type="surname" value="LUCAS"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-75" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030427-401-offence-1 t19030427-name-75"/>Robert Lucas</persName>,
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<interp inst="t19030427-name-76" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-76" type="surname" value="MEATYARD"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-76" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030427-401-offence-1 t19030427-name-76"/>Charles Meatyard</persName>, and a boy whose name is unknown. </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t19030427-401-punishment-22" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-401-punishment-22" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-401-19030427 t19030427-401-punishment-22"/>Ten years' penal servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES BULLOCK</hi> (65)</persName>,
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<interp inst="def2-402-19030427" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE KINGSLEY</hi> (41)</persName>,
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN SULLIVAN</hi> (29)</persName>,
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JANE LOUISA DURELL</hi> (53)</persName>, and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ELIZABETH SULLIVAN</hi> (24)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19030427-402-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing a kit bag and other articles, the property of
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<interp inst="t19030427-name-82" type="surname" value="PERKS"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030427-402-offence-1 t19030427-name-82"/>Henry Hyde Perks</persName>.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>, receiving same knowing them to have been stolen.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">DURELL</hi>
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<interp inst="t19030427-402-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi> </rs>, and
<hi rend="largeCaps">BULLOCK</hi>
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<interp inst="t19030427-402-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedPartGuilty"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi> to the second Count</rs>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030427-name-83" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030427-name-83" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-83" type="surname" value="MATHEWS"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-83" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>MR. CHARLES MATHEWS</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. A. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKE HALL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for the Sullivans; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SANDERSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for Bullock and Durell.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030427-name-84" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030427-name-84" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-84" type="surname" value="PERKS"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-84" type="given" value="HENRY HYDE"/>HENRY HYDE PERKS</persName> </hi>. On March 2nd, about 10 o'clock, I left Waterloo Station in a four-wheeled cab, going to Euston; my bag was put on top—when I got to the arches of the Euston Hotel the cabman told me that it was missing—I then drove to Tottenham Court Road Police Station and made a complaint—the dress suit, check-suit, shirts, collars, handkerchiefs and collar box (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) are mine, and were in the bag—the collars are marked with my full name and the shirts with my initials—the entire value is about £35.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030427-name-85" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030427-name-85" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19030427-name-85" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GODFREY</persName> </hi>. I drive a four-wheeled cab—at 10.30 on March 2nd I was at Waterloo Station—I was engaged by Perks to drive him to Euston—I put his kit bag on top of the cab—at Endell Street it was quite safe—when I reached the arches turning into Euston Station I looked round and saw that it was gone—I informed Perks, who instructed me to drive to Tottenham Court Road Police Station, where I examined the cab and found marks of a boot at the back.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030427-name-86" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19030427-name-86" type="surname" value="PYKE"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-86" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK PYKE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant.</hi>) At 3 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4th, I went to the private bar of the Angel public house, High Street, Blooms-bury, leaving Clark outside—I saw Bullock, Kingsley, Durell, and Mrs. Sullivan, in the bar examining the contents of a bundle—I noticed the dress suit, the check suit, and the collar box produced—Bullock and Kingsley then left, leaving Mrs. Sullivan and Durell alone—Durell then changed a sovereign at the counter and handed Mrs. Sullivan some silver—Durell then went to the door and looked up and down the road, and then came back and nodded to Mrs. Sullivan, who in the meantime had tied up the bundle—she then went out with it and I followed her home to 53, New Compton Street—at 2.45 p.m. on Sunday, March 8th, I was again watching the Angel public house with Clark—I saw Bullock, Kingsley, John Sullivan, and two other men, not in custody, in the saloon bar—at closing time they came out together and stood outside talking for about a quarter of an hour—Kingsley had a brown paper parcel—when they separated, Kingsley and Bullock went to 66, High Street, Bloomsbury, where Bullock and Durell occupy two rooms—at 7.30 the same evening I saw Bullock and Kingsley leave 66, High Street, and walk into New Oxford Street—they then separated and one walked on either side of the road, but both going eastwards—I followed them some distance and then stopped Kingsley—I told him I was a police officer and should arrest him for receiving stolen property; he replied "All right"—in the meantime Clark arrested Bullock, and they were both taken to Bow Street Police Station—I arrested Mrs. Durell the same evening at 8 o'clock—I was also present when the two Sullivans were' arrested at 11 o'clock at 53, New Compton Street.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Kingsley.</hi> I did not mention at the police court that you had a brown paper parcel in your possession on Sunday, March 8th, because you were only being charged with regard to the kit bag, and the parcel had reference to another charge.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HALL</hi>. John Sullivan was not at the Angel on the afternoon of March 4th—I had never before seen the Sullivans with Bullock or Durell, but I have reason to believe they were acquainted before.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030427-name-87" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030427-name-87" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-87" type="surname" value="CLARK"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-87" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT CLARK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective W.</hi>) On March 4th I was keeping observation with Sergeant Pyke on the Angel public house—I saw Bullock and Kingsley come out of the private bar and walk up Arthur Street towards New Oxford Street—shortly after I saw Durell come to the door and look up and down the road and then nod to someone inside—Mrs. Sullivan then came out with a bundle tied in a sheet and went to 53, New Compton Street.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HALL</hi>. It might have been a bundle of washing as far as one could see from the outside.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030427-name-88" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030427-name-88" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-88" type="surname" value="BISSELL"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-88" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BISSELL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant.</hi>) On Sunday, March 8th, at 11 p.m., I went to 53, New Compton Street, and helped to search the room occupied by the Sullivans—the first thing I noticed was this bundle (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) which stood at the head of the bed—I also found this fur-lined overcoat (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) which was lying partly on the bundle and partly on the floor—in a pocket of the coat I found the pewter ewer and eighty-two pawn tickets (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—most of the names on the pawn tickets I have no doubt are fictitious—I also found in the room a lady's fur cape and a fish basket containing a large quantity of broken silver and a number of precious stones—I took John Sullivan to the station—on the way he said, "This is all through getting mixed tip with
<hi rend="italic">Jim</hi> Bullock."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HALL</hi>. The name of Sullivan is not on any of the pawn tickets—a number of silver-plated fish knives and forks and some silver-plated spoons were found in a child's bassinette—several pieces of silk were found in a chest of drawers—the overcoat and cape were not tied up in the bundle.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. Sullivan was in bed when we went—when we found the various articles he said he knew nothing about them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030427-name-89" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030427-name-89" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-89" type="surname" value="GULLEY"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-89" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR GULLEY</persName> </hi>. I live at 30, New Compton Street, and am the landlord of No. 53—on February 24th, 1900.1 let the first floor front room to Mr. and Mrs. Sullivan at 6s. 6d. a week—they occupied it till their arrest.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HALL</hi>. I always thought them to be respectable honest people, otherwise I should not have let them the room—most of the other tenants are of very long standing.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030427-name-90" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030427-name-90" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-90" type="surname" value="FOX"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-90" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK FOX</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Inspector.</hi>) On Sunday, March 8th, I went with other officers to 53, New Compton Street, and saw John and Elizabeth Sullivan in bed—I told them we were police officers, and said, "We have
<hi rend="italic">Jim</hi> Bullock, his woman Durell and Kingsley in custody; you know Bullock very well as a man who has been convicted of receiving stolen property: you have goods here which you have received from him; just tell me everything; "I waited a minute or two for them to speak, but they made no answer—I then said. "If you do not tell me I may have to to arrest you both"—I had no intention then of arresting either of them—</p>
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<p>John Sullivan, then said "I have got nothing of his"—I said to Mrs. Sullivan, "You have heard what I said;" she replied. "I have got nothing, you will find nothing here"—I then told them I should have the place searched, and directed the other officers to do so—when the bundle tied up in a sheet was found, Pyke said to the woman, "I saw you receive that from Mrs. Durell on the 4th of this month, in the Angel public house," and she replied, "You did not, I was not there"—I then said, "This property was stolen from a cab at the beginning of this month; as you did not disclose it I shall arrest you for being concerned in stealing and receiving the property"—neither made any reply—later on Mrs. Sullivan said, "I got that bundle," referring to the bundle in the sheet, "from Mrs. Durell, I do her washing"—they were taken to the station and charged next day, and made no reply—on March 17th, I showed the two Sullivans this watch and pencil case (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) and said, "These were found in your house"—neither made any answer.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Kingsley.</hi> I had your place searched, but nothing was found connecting you with any charge.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HALL</hi>. When Bullock was charged he said, "I cannot grumble, I give in, but the Sullivans ought to get out of it as they only mind it for me"—later on Mrs. Durell said, "Get the Sullivans out of it if you can, they do not help to buy, they only mind it for us"—nothing is known against John Sullivan's character except that he had twenty-one days some time ago for assault—he works regularly at his work and has been there fifteen or sixteen years.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> John Sullivan's companions are not altogether desirable ones—I was not present when the brown paper parcel was found upon Kingsley.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030427-name-91" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030427-name-91" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-91" type="surname" value="WESTALL"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-91" type="given" value="JESSIE"/>JESSIE WESTALL</persName> </hi>. I am a widow of 199, New Stamford Street, Regent's Park—on February 21st I left my house about 3.30 p.m. and went to Enfield—the following day I received a telegram and returned home at once—I then found the place in great disorder, and a number of things missing, including this watch and pencil case.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030427-name-92" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030427-name-92" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-92" type="surname" value="CLARK"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-92" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT CLARK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) At 10.15 a.m. on March 23rd, I served a notice upon Kingsley in prison, telling him that in this case previous convictions would be proved against him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030427-name-93" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030427-name-93" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-93" type="surname" value="WILLIAMSON"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-93" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WILLIAMSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant.</hi>) I was present at the North London Sessions on February 6th, 1900, when Kingsley was convicted of shopbreaking and sentenced to six months' hard labour —I was also present at Bow Street on July 5th, 1902, when he was convicted of stealing a bicycle and sentenced to six months' imprisonment.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Kingsley's defence.</hi> "I know nothing about it; I have nothing to do with the men at all."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">John Sullivan, in his defence on oath, said that he became acquainted with Bullock and Durell by his wife doing their washing, and by them using the same 'public house; that he saw the bundle tied up in a sheet in his room but thought it was washing; that he was out of doors from</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">a.m. till</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">p.m., and had no knowledge of any of the articles found in his place.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Elizabeth Sullivan, in her defence on oath, said that she had known Bullock</hi> </p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">and Durell since Christmas, by doing their washing; that the bundle tied up in a sheet was not given her at the Angel, but at Durell's house by Durell, who asked her to mind it till the next morning; that the fish basket and con
<lb/>tents were brought to her room by Mrs. Durell, who asked her to mind it for her; that she did not examine either the bundle or the fish basket, and did not know what they contained: and that the pieces of silk produced were not found in her room.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN SULLIVAN</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t19030427-402-verdict-3" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19030427-402-verdict-3" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-402-verdict-3" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>;</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ELIZABETH SULLIVAN</hi>,
<rs id="t19030427-402-verdict-4" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19030427-402-verdict-4" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-402-verdict-4" type="verdictSubcategory" value="withRecommendation"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Jury, believing her to have been the dupe of Durell;</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">KINGSLEY</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t19030427-402-verdict-3" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19030427-402-verdict-3" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-402-verdict-3" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">See next case.</hi>)</p> </div1>
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<p>403.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN SULLIVAN</hi> </persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ELIZABETH SULLIVAN</hi> </persName> were
<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted for
<rs id="t19030427-403-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19030427-403-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-403-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/> stealing a cream ewer and other articles, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030427-403-offence-1 t19030427-name-96"/>Lena Seymour</persName> Russell.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. A. GILL</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">for the Prosecution, offered no evidence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t19030427-403-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19030427-403-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-403-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>(
<hi rend="italic">See next case.</hi>)</p> </div1>
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<p>404.
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<interp inst="def1-404-19030427" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ELIZABETH SULLIVAN</hi> </persName> were
<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted for
<rs id="t19030427-404-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19030427-404-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-404-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/> stealing a watch and pencil case, the property of
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<interp inst="t19030427-name-99" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-99" type="surname" value="WESTALL"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-99" type="given" value="JESSIE"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030427-404-offence-1 t19030427-name-99"/>Jessie Westall</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. A. GILL</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">for the Prosecution, offered no evidence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t19030427-404-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19030427-404-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-404-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BULLOCK</hi> then
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at Clerken-well on June</hi> 21
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1898,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ELIZABETH SULLIVAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at Marlborough Street Police Court on May</hi> 29
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1896,
<hi rend="italic">in the name of
<persName id="t19030427-name-100">
<interp inst="t19030427-name-100" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-100" type="surname" value="BAXTER"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-100" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>Elizabeth Baxter</persName>.</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BULLOCK</hi>,
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<interp inst="t19030427-404-punishment-23" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-404-punishment-23" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-402-19030427 t19030427-404-punishment-23"/>
<hi rend="italic">Five years' penal servitude;</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">DURELL</hi>,
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<interp inst="t19030427-404-punishment-24" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-404-punishment-24" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def4-402-19030427 t19030427-404-punishment-24"/>
<hi rend="italic">Eighteen months' hard labour;</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ELIZABETH SULLIVAN</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t19030427-404-punishment-25" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t19030427-404-punishment-25" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-404-punishment-25" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-404-19030427 t19030427-404-punishment-25"/>Three months" hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>405.
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<interp inst="def1-405-19030427" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EDITH KERSLEY</hi> (26)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19030427-405-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="kill"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030427-405-offence-1 t19030427-name-102"/>Edith May Kersley</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CHARLES MATHEWS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SYMMONDS</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030427-name-103" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030427-name-103" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-103" type="surname" value="NICHOLLS"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-103" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY NICHOLLS</persName> </hi>,
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant D., produced and proved a plan of the Railway Bridge approach of Lionel Road, Brentford.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030427-name-104" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030427-name-104" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-104" type="surname" value="GEORGE"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-104" type="given" value="ESTHER EMILY"/>ESTHER EMILY GEORGE</persName> </hi>. I am the labour matron of the Brentford Union Workhouse—on July 4th, 1901, the prisoner came into the workhouse bringing two newly-born girl twins—they stayed till 23rd February this year—they were healthy children—when she left she said she had a good home to take the children to—she did not say where—the name of one of the twins was Edith May Kersley.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner was not under my charge, only the children—I have heard that the prisoner was a very good woman in the house—she used to see the children once a week—she seemed very fond of them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I saw the body of the child at the mortuary on March 12th—it was the prisoner's child—I knew it because I bathed it every night for two months.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030427-name-105" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030427-name-105" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-105" type="surname" value="BRITTON"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-105" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BRITTON</persName> </hi>. I am a bootmaker of 93, Strand-on-the-Green—the prisoner's aunt, Mrs. Bailey, also lived in the house—she is dead now—I remember the prisoner coming from the workhouse to live with her</p>
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<p>aunt—she brought three children with her—on March 9th I heard the prisoner say she had got someone to look after one of the children—she did not say where she was going to take it—about 8.45 the same evening she came in wet, it had been raining—she was alone—I said, "You are very wet"—she replied, "No, I am not so very wet"—one of the twin children used to cry every night, and I said to the prisoner, "When they are separated it will be better for them"—she made no reply to that.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Mrs. Bailey was very ill when the prisoner came—she came to nurse her—Mrs. Bailey was the owner of the house—the work I did in the shop was her only support, and that was not very much.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030427-name-106" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030427-name-106" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-106" type="surname" value="MCCARTHY"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-106" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES MCCARTHY</persName> </hi>. I live at 3, Lamb Alley, Brentford, and am in Mr. Taylor's employ—he owns a market garden in the Lionel Road—on Tuesday morning I went to work in the garden at 6.10—after I had been there about three quarters of an hour I found the body of a child lying near the hedge—there is a gap in the hedge at the spot, and it looked as if the body had been put through the gap and then drawn up underneath the bank, so that it should not be noticed—it was lying on its right side with its head towards the railway—it had nothing on its head—just by I saw a baby's cape hanging on the hedge on the field side—I spoke to some men who were passing, and shortly after a policeman came up.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not know the size of the gap in the hedge—the body was lying on top of the bank under the hedge—I did not touch it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030427-name-107" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030427-name-107" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-107" type="surname" value="WOOD"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-107" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER WOOD</persName> </hi> (768
<hi rend="italic">T.</hi>) At 7 a.m. on March 10th I was on duty at Kew Bridge—I was fetched to Lionel Road and I saw the body of a dead child—it had several articles of clothing on, but no boots or hat—I saw a cape close by and a crumpled newspaper—there is a gap in the hedge at that spot, but I do not think the body could have been put through it, because it laid parallel with the hedge and roadway—I do not think any
<lb/>one walking along the road could have seen it—it was raining, and had been raining through the night.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw the child by getting on to the embankment and looking over the hedge—there is no footpath just where the body was found—it was lying about a foot from the hedge—the newspaper looked as if it had been thrown on one side, not as if the child had rolled off it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030427-name-108" type="witnessName">
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<hi rend="italic">T.R.</hi>) I am Coroner's officer for Brentford—I went to the field in Lionel Road at 7.20 a.m. on March 10th—I there saw the body and examined it—its outer garments were wet, but the vest next the skin was dry—there was a slight warmth under the left arm—there were some recent scratches on the left side of the face—I should think they were done by the hedge—from the position of the body it may have been put through the gap in the hedge or over it—the right side of its face was dirty, where it had been lying on the ground.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The child was very clean.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19030427-name-109" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BOTT</persName> </hi>, M.R.C.S. I am divisional surgeon of police—about 8.45 a.m. on March 10th I saw and examined the body of a female child at the police station—it was dead and partly stiff—the next day I made a post-mortem examination with Dr. Dickson—I found a small quantity of earth on the right side of the face, which indicated that it had been</p>
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<p>lying on the ground—on the left side of the face there was a scratch an inch and a half long, which, in my opinion, was inflicted before death, and was consistent with its having been occasioned by the passing of the body through a thorn hedge—I found all the organs healthy—there was nothing to account for death at all, and Dr. Dickson and I came to the conclusion that it died from exposure—it had been well nourished—when I saw it it might have been dead about four hours—I was present at 93, Strand-on-the-Green when Sarah Bailey made a statement on oath before a magistrate—the prisoner was present also and had an opportunity of putting any questions—Mrs. Bailey was very ill then, and has since died.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The child did not die in a fit—nothing was found in the stomach except ordinary food.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">DICKSON</hi>. I assisted Dr. Bott in the post-mortem examination, and I agree with him that death was due to exposure.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030427-name-110" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH ELMS</persName> </hi>. I live at 7, Pier Place, Strand-on-the-Green—I know the prisoner as a neighbour—on March 11th I remember seeing something in the newspaper—the next day I saw the prisoner, and I asked her if she had heard about the child being found in Lionel Road—she replied, "Yes, what a cruel thing"—I said, "One of your children have gone away"—she said, "Yes, I took it to a lady at Kew to be minded for half-a-crown a week"—I said, "I suppose you will have to go to work and earn that half-crown?"—she said, "Yes, when I get my aunt in the Infirmary."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I knew she had no husband and that she was very hard up—by her aunt she meant Mrs. Bailey.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030427-name-111" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030427-name-111" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t19030427-name-111" type="given" value="SUSAN"/>SUSAN MARTIN</persName> </hi>. I live at 4, Bank Hill Place, Brentford—I know the prisoner—on Tuesday, March 10th, I saw her at the corner of Spring Road—I said, "Hullo, how are you getting on now? you must find it a very heavy trial with those three children"—she replied, "Oh, I have had one taken away from me last night"—she then walked away.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Serjeant.</hi>) On Thursday, March 12th, about 4 p.m., I went to 93, Strand-on-the-Green and saw the prisoner—I asked her if she was Edith Kersley, and she replied, "Yes"—at the time I had no intention of arresting her—I said, "Have you any children?"—she replied, "Yes, three; one aged 5 years and two aged 17 months"—I said, "Have you got all the children with you"—she said, "No, I put one of the youngest out with a woman named Carter at 16, Cambridge Cottages on Tuesday evening last to be looked after at 2s. 6d. a week"—I said, "You have heard of the child, I suppose, being found in the Lionel Road"—she said, "Yes, the poor little dear; I am too fond of my children for anything like that; I know that mine are all safe"—I then left her and went to 16, Cambridge Cottages to make inquiries—in consequence of which I went again to see the prisoner—I asked her to repeat the address she had given me—she said, "16, Cambridge Cottages, Kew, and I gave it to a tall woman"—I said, "That is wrong, there is no such person living at that or any other address in Cambridge Cottages"—she said, "Good heavens, what have they done with my child?"—I said, "You will have to accompany me to the house you went to and point</p>
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<p>out the person to whom you gave the child"—we were going over the bridge when I altered my mind and we went to the mortuary instead—I showed her the child's body—she looked at it and examined it closely, and then said, "Oh no, that is not my child, it is too big; mine had a birth mark on its leg about as big as a sixpence"—I then spoke to Inspector Dew, and we all three went back to 93, Strand-on-the-Green—on the way she said, "The child in the mortuary is mine; what I told this gentleman," referring to me, "is all lies"—on March 26th I was present at the prisoner's house when Mrs. Bailey had her deposition taken by a Magistrate—the prisoner was there, and had the opportunity of putting any questions—Mrs. Bailey put her mark to the deposition in my presence, and I attested it.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector T.</hi>) On March 12th, about 6.30 p.m., I saw the prisoner near Kew Bridge—I told her I was a police officer, and said, "I understand you have three children, and that you say you have recently put one out to nurse; a child aged about two years was found in a field near here on Tuesday morning, and I am anxious to get it identified; you have seen the one in the mortuary, are you sure it is not yours?"—she said, "Oh, yes, it is too big for my child; I took my child to a woman in Cambridge Cottages, Kew, on Tuesday night, and she is going to mind it for me; she is a stranger to me"—I said, "We ought to see that your baby is safe; will you show me the house you left it at?"—she said, "Yes," and we proceeded to Cambridge Cottages—on the way she said, "It was a tall thin woman I left it with"—she knocked at No. 4, and a woman and her daughter came to the door—the prisoner said, "This is the woman I gave my child to on Tuesday night"—the woman denied it—the prisoner said, "You know I did, what have you done with it?" and commenced to cry—I said, "You told Serjeant Hailstone it was No. 16, this is No. 4"—she said, "So it was"—we then went to No. 16 and a woman opened the door—the prisoner said, "That is the woman I gave my child to"—the woman became very indignant and repudiated knowing anything' of the child"—the prisoner again cried—I said, "I shall have to make further inquiries about this"—she said, "What I have told you is all lies; the baby in the mortuary is mine; it died in a fit early Tuesday morning, and as I had no money to bury it I took and put it through a hole in the hedge"—I said, "You will probably be charged in connection with its death," and cautioned her—she asked to be allowed to fetch her other babies, as there was no one to mind them, and on the way to the cottage she said, "It did not die in a fit; they worried me to get someone to mind them, so on Monday night I took it out after dark when it was asleep and put it through the hole in the hedge and left it"—I then took Mrs. Bailey's statement in front of the prisoner whilst she was dressing the children—on the way to the station she said, "There is only one person to blame for this, that is the father; I met him on Monday night, and he held it; his name is Grieg"—at the station she said, "It is wrong what I said about Grieg; I did not see him on Monday"—she was then charged on suspicion of causing the child's death—she made no reply—the charge was afterwards altered to "on suspicion of wilfully murdering it," and she made no reply.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There is nothing against her character—she has always been a hard working woman—she seemed perfectly cool and collected when she made the statements to me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030427-name-114" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BADDINS</persName> </hi>. I was in charge of the prisoner on March 13th on the way from Brentford police station to where the justices sit—she said, "What are all these people looking at me for?"—I told her not to take any notice of them—she then said, "I am sorry the child is dead"—I stopped her and cautioned her in the usual way—she then said, "The child kept crying all day Monday, and would not stop crying; I gave it food, but it still kept crying; it was between 7 and 8 o'clock on Monday night that I took the child out and went to Lionel Road and put it through the hedge; it cried for about five minutes, and I stopped with it, it left off crying and I then walked away, thinking someone would find it; it is no use troubling about it now; if they hang me I shall be out of my misery.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of manslaughter. Strongly recommended to mercy by the Jury</hi> </rs>.
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<hi rend="italic">Fifteen months in the second division.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, April</hi> 29
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1903.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ELLIOTT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ELLISON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Fined</hi> £50.</rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY LEMON</hi> (18)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GREENFIELD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030427-name-119" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19030427-name-119" type="given" value="MARGARET"/>MARGARET PARDUCCA</persName> </hi>. I live at 12, Margaret Place, Bethnal Green—I have known the prisoner a year and seven months—I saw him every day—we had a scuffle on Friday night, March 13th, and on the 14th we stood talking, and quite unexpectedly he struck me on my face, and then I felt two more blows, and I struck him, and said I would have nothing more to do with him, and he said, "Good night" and went away—he makes furniture—he had threatened me before the Saturday—on Saturday, the 14th, I saw the prisoner and my sister talking in the doorway of the Walton Arms, and I hit him—he went into the public house and struck me in my stomach—I was bleeding, and was taken to a neighbour's house and from there to the hospital—I was there three days, and then sent to a convalescent home—I am being attended up to the present time.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030427-name-120" type="given" value="SUSANNAH"/>SUSANNAH PARDUCCA</persName> </hi>. I am single, and live at 29, Wimpole Street—on March 14th I went into the Walton public house and saw the prisoner there—I asked him why he hit my sister's face on the Saturday night—he laughed, and my sister came in and struck him for what he had said to her on the Friday night—we both left the public house, and he</p>
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<p>struck her in the stomach—she did not fall—a girl took her to a neigh
<lb/>bour's house while I kept the prisoner with my umbrella.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030427-name-121" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030427-name-121" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-121" type="surname" value="FLAVIN"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-121" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH FLAVIN</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of William Flavin, a cabinet maker, of 13, Margaret Place—on March 14th the prosecutrix was brought to my house—I undressed her, and found that she was wounded—she was very much collapsed—I sent for a policeman and she was taken to the hospital.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030427-name-122" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19030427-name-122" type="given" value="BENJAMIN CHARLES"/>BENJAMIN CHARLES BROWNHILL</persName> </hi>. I was house surgeon at the Mission Hospital—this girl was brought there about 12.15—she had a wound on the lower part of her abdomen about an inch long, and part of the intestine was protruding from the wound—she was somewhat collapsed—I gave her an anaesthetic and closed the wound—it went through the wall of the abdomen, but there was no injury to the intestine—it could be done by a sharp instrument—she was four weeks in the hospital.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030427-name-123" type="surname" value="BAMBROOK"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-123" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BAMBROOK</persName> </hi> (351
<hi rend="italic">H.</hi>) I took the prosecutrix to the hospital.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030427-name-124" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS SMART</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective N.</hi>) On March 17th I went with West to the Sir Robert Peel public house—I remained outside—West went in—I heard a noise, and the prisoner rushed out at the side door—I seized him and said, "I am going to arrest you for stabbing Margaret Parducca"—he said, "All right, I will go quietly, and will suffer for what I have done to her."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his statement before the Magistrate and in his defence, said that it was an accident, as he was cutting his nails with a pen knife, when the prosecutrix and her sister rushed in fighting, and rushed at him.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of unlawfully wounding</hi> </rs>.
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a con
<lb/>viction at Worship Street on November</hi> 21
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1900,
<hi rend="italic">in the name of
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<interp inst="t19030427-name-125" type="given" value="JAMES"/>James Wood</persName>; another conviction was proved against him, and the police stated that he belonged to a dangerous gang of thieves.
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<p>408.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MAHAFFY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEYCESTER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030427-name-128" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030427-name-128" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19030427-name-128" type="given" value="STEPHEN"/>STEPHEN FOX</persName> </hi>. I am house surgeon at St. George's Hospital—on February 28th the prosecutor came there with a wound in the lower part of his abdomen about an inch long—there was considerable bleeding—the wound was enlarged and a large artery tied—he was in a very critical way for three days—the wound was inflicted by some sharp instrument—he was wearing a belt, which was cut through, so the knife must have been used with considerable force—a knife like this (
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It is rounded at the point, but the edge is sharp—the sharper the blade the less force would be required—he had been drinking, but the shock would sober him—I saw the prisoner two days afterwards at the police court—he had a wound on his right temple and another under one eye.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I think the wound was inflicted with the larger blade of the knife.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030427-name-129" type="given" value="ALBERT EDWARD ALEXANDER"/>ALBERT EDWARD ALEXANDER THRUSSELL</persName> </hi>. I wash cabs at night at</p>
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<p>Redfield Mews, Kensington—the prisoner was employed by my employer—Peter Balls was the day horse keeper—on Saturday, February 28th, about 3.30 p.m., I met the prisoner in the yard with his face smothered with blood—I asked him who did it—he said Peter Balls, and that he was going to fetch a policeman to lock him up—I then went to the harness stable and saw Balls; he was sober, as far as I could see—the prisoner came in with a cigar in his left hand and went up to Balls, who said, "I am stuck"—I said, "Where is the knife,
<hi rend="italic">Jemmy</hi>?"—he said, "In my right-hand pocket"—I took it out; it was shut—Balls did not appear much injured, and I went home.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not notice whether he was sober—I never saw him intoxicated, and I have been there nineteen months—it was Balls' duty to harness the horses—the prisoner had a wound over his right eye and another below, and one on his nose, as if done by a pitchfork—there are pitchforks in the stable—I saw a cigar in the prisoner's left hand, but I did not see a knife in his right—I did not hear them quarrelling—the stable is divided into stalls—I had my child in my arms—I was about a yard and a half from Balls when it happened, but did not see how it happened—the prisoner did not say. "Take that"—no words passed he did not say to me, "I have a good mind to stick it into you."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. Balls is very irritable.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030427-name-130" type="given" value="PETER"/>PETER BALLS</persName> </hi>. I am a horse keeper on the Raythorne cab rank—the cabmen do not each have a set of harness of their own; the harness and cab go together, not the harness and man—on this day the bell rang for a cab, and the prisoner was out with it, and came back with it about an hour afterwards, at 10.30, and objected to the harness—I sent him out again—he came back between 3.30 and 4 o'clock and said, "Peter, let me have my right set of harness"—I said, "You can either have it or leave it"—he said, "I will do for you, you old b----before the day is out"—in the afternoon the quarrel began again, and we had a fight—he struck me and I struck him—I did not take up a pitchfork—I struck him once or twice with my fist and he fell under the manger, and then walked out and went away—I was hanging up a collar, and did not see him coming, and he said, "There you are, you old b----" and stabbed me—that was half an hour after the fight—I was five weeks in the hospital—I am very weak, and I shall feel it as long as I live.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The Magistrate came to me, and I said, "From the beginning to the end the whole affair only lasted five minutes;" but that was wrong; it must have lasted half an hour—Thrussell was not standing close by when I was stabbed—he was close enough to hear if the prisoner said, "Take that"—the prisoner said nothing to him—the washer took a knife out of his pocket—I was not angry about the harness—I have had a word or two with the prisoner before—it was about 1 o'clock when he said, "I will do for you before the day is our,"—I did not run at him with a pitchfork when we were fighting—I did not have a pitchfork in my hand—he got his wounds by falling on the manger—he had not a cigar in one hand and a pocket knife in the other.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>, I was very ill when Mr. Lane the Magistrate came to examine me.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19030427-name-131" type="given" value="WILLIAM GEORGE"/>WILLIAM GEORGE MUGFORD</persName> </hi>. I was horse keeper at this yard—on January 28th, about 3.15, the prisoner came there—he and Balls had some discussion about harness early that morning—Acland offered to bet Balls that he had the wrong harness—Balls did not take the bet—they began to fight, but I did not see the commencement of it—it was in a stall for one horse—they kept hitting each other, and Balls got the best of it—no pitchfork was used, or I must have seen it—they left off and I left them in the stable—I fetched a constable after Balls had been stabbed, and another cab took the prisoner to the hospital.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Before the first fight I heard Balls tell the prisoner to get out—Balls seemed very angry from the conversation, as far as I could judge—I was three stalls away—there was no pitchfork in the stable; they are generally put away in the day—they are sometimes left standing about—I did not pull Balls off the prisoner, but I called to him to leave off—when the prisoner went out he had blood all over his face—I did not see a cigar in his hand, and do not know whether one was picked up after
<lb/>wards.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I left the employment five weeks ago, because I was little late when I went to dinner—I have known these two men five weeks and two days.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030427-name-132" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030427-name-132" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19030427-name-132" type="given" value="NORMAN"/>NORMAN THORBERG</persName> </hi>. I live at 1 Waldegrave Terrace, Earl's Court—I was at these Mews, and the prisoner asked me where Peter was—I did not see anything in his hand—I saw him strike Peter, but I do not know what with—Peter said, "I am stuck"—he had a wound in his stomach.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was in the stable about a couple of yards away—I did not hear him say, "Take that."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030427-name-133" type="given" value="LEWIS"/>LEWIS LUCKHURST</persName> </hi> (222
<hi rend="italic">C.</hi>) On February 28th, about 4 p.m., I received information, and saw Balls at St. George's Hospital, and in consequence of a statement he made I went to Rayfield House and told the prisoner I should arrest him—he said, "I will go quietly"—he said at the station that he had a knife in his hand cutting a cigar, when Balls ran at him and got wounded—I got the knife from Thrussell's wife.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence upon oath, stated that he was cutting a cigar when Balls came in and offered him a bet that he had got the wrong harness, and then got a pitchfork, saying, "Get out of here," and struck him in the face and knocked him about terribly; that he was bruised all over, and had black eyes and bled a great deal'; and that he could not explain how Balls got wounded, but they fell against an iron manger; and that he would not have stabbed Balls wilfully.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of assault under great provocation</hi> </rs>.
<hi rend="italic">Several convictions of drunkenness and assault were proved against him, but none since March</hi>, 1892.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, April</hi> 29
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1903.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before J. A. Rentoul, Esq., K.C</hi>,</p>
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<p>409.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. W. GREENE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DRAKE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Hall.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19030427-name-137" type="given" value="HERBERT"/>HERBERT HARTLEY</persName> </hi>. I am a pawnbroker's assistant at 244, Bethnal Green Road—on April 10th I was in Bishopsgate Street—Smith accosted me—she wanted me to go with her, and finding what she was, I wanted to pass on—she then caught hold of me and said, "Come on"—she then turned away and left me, and I missed my purse—I endeavoured to go after her when Hall stopped me—a constable then came up and took Hall—I went after Smith and gave her in charge also—the purse contained £3 10s. in gold, a spade guinea, and a Kruger penny.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There are a great many women of the unfortunate class near Liverpool Street—I was on my way home when I was stopped—a policeman crossed the road, when one of the women ran away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Hall was in front of me when the purse was stolen—I have no doubt she was the woman standing there—she barred my way when I tried to catch Smith.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030427-name-138" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SUTTON</persName> </hi> (895
<hi rend="italic">City.</hi>) On April 10th I was in Bishopsgate Street Without—about 11.30 I saw the prisoners on the opposite side of the road to where I was walking—they appeared to be hustling the prosecutor—I ran across and asked him what was the matter—he said, "One of these women has got my purse; this one," pointing to Smith, "took it out of my pocket"—she then started running away—I detained Hall and told the prosecutor to run after Smith.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There are a good many women of this class about at that time of night—I have seen these two women about the district—I will not swear that I have seen them together—the purse was not taken in my presence—as soon as I crossed the road Smith ran away—I caught hold of Hall—she said, "I have not got his purse; the man has made a mistake"—I have been ten years in this district.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030427-name-139" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT WARNER</persName> </hi> (985
<hi rend="italic">City.</hi>) On April 10th, at 11.30,1 was in Bishops gate Street Without—I saw Smith running down the street—I caught hold of her—the prosecutor came up and charged her with stealing his purse—as Smith was running I saw her throw something away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030427-name-140" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY SMITH</persName> </hi> (942
<hi rend="italic">City.</hi>) On April 10th, at 11.40,1 was in Bishopsgate Street Without—I found a purse on the footway—it contained a spade guinea and a Kruger penny; that is all.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SMITH</hi> †—
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<interp inst="t19030427-409-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Three months' hard labour</hi>.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HALL</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>410.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MICHAEL BRENNAN</hi> (33)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030427-410-offence-1 t19030427-name-143"/>Alfred Cook</persName>, constables, in the execution of their duty, and occasioning them bodily harm.</rs> </p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BIRON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">W.</hi>) At 7 o'clock on March 26th I was on duty in the Wandsworth Road—I saw the prisoner fighting with another man—I came up and separated them—the other man went away—the prisoner tried to get away—I stopped him and told him not to renew the fighting—he replied, "If you don't get out of my way I will make mince meat of you"—he then struck me on my chest—I closed with him—he got me by my tunic collar, threw me on my back, and then kicked me severely three times in the lower part of the body—while I was on the ground another policeman came up and closed with the prisoner and threw him to the ground—he was very violent—Constable Cook then came up and helped me to get on my feet—as I was getting up, the prisoner again kicked me on my head—Constable Cook was in front of him, and the prisoner kicked him violently on his back—we then took off the prisoner's boots—we were struggling with him for three-quarters of an hour and had to get an ambulance—he was very violent all the time—he broke the strap of the ambulance—when he was put into the dock he said, "I will put your light out if I get hung for it"—he also threatened me in the same way all the time—he was drunk—in consequence of the injuries I received I was off duty for ten days.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> You were not lying in pools of blood when I came up—you were righting with a respectably dressed man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030427-name-145" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030427-name-145" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="italic">W.</hi>) On March 20th I was in Wandsworth Road and saw a disturbance—I went to it and saw Jobson on the ground—the prisoner was kicking and struggling like a madman—I attempted to restrain him—I caught hold of him, and he gave me a severe kick on my back—I also saw him kick Jobson on his helmet—he was eventually taken to the station on an ambulance, the strap of which he broke on the way—in con
<lb/>sequence of the kick I was in bed six days, and am still on sick leave.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You kicked me whilst you were on the ground on your back.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030427-name-146" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030427-name-146" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19030427-name-146" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WARD</persName> </hi> (799
<hi rend="italic">W.</hi>) On March 26th I saw Jobson on the ground—I went to his assistance—I saw the prisoner kick him—I closed with him and threw him to the ground—we were struggling with him for half an hour before we got him on the ambulance—he struggled violently on the way to the station, and broke the strap of the ambulance.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030427-name-147" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR DOLLING</persName> </hi>. I am Divisional Surgeon of Police, of 344, Clapham Road—I saw Jobson on March 27th—he was in bed—he was in great pain in his right groin—he was off duty ten days—I saw Cook afterwards—he was also in bed in great pain from his spine—he has not been able yet to resume duty.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence. I</hi> was the worse for drink. I can swear I never broke the strap, and I never had the power to kick a man in the back. This boot (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) could not do the injuries spoken of.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19030427-410-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">He had been thirty-two times convicted of being drunk and dis
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<p>411.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE SMITH</hi> (21)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19030427-name-150" type="given" value="JOYCE"/>MR. JOYCE THOMAS</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">N.</hi>) On March 31st, at 11 p.m., I was at Stoke Newington Common—I saw the prisoner with two other men crossing the common—I followed them and the prisoner and another man ran away—the prosecutor was lying on the ground—he said, "I have been robbed"—I gave chase to the men and the prisoner ran into the front garden of a house in Jenner Road—I captured him and told him I should arrest him for robbing a man on the common—he replied, "All right"—at the same time a gentleman who was standing there picked up four pawntickets and a hankderchief—to go to Stoke Newington to get to the Birdcage would be going a mile and a quarter out of the way.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It is a straight road from the Hackney Road to the Birdcage.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence on oath, stated that he met the prosecutor, who said he had been employed by an oil and colourman, that he had left his situa
<lb/>tion, and should like to do his late governor a bad turn, that he could go and dear the stock out of his shop, and if they could get a horse and van they could do the job for him, but they made no reply; and that they then walked on to the Common, where the other man, who was a stranger to him, knocked the prosecutor down and took the articles from him.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19030427-name-153" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE GLOVER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I never suggested to the prisoner that he should combine with me in robbing my late employer.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030427-411-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.†
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<p>412.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALFRED WHITTAKER</hi> (37)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030427-412-offence-1 t19030427-name-156"/>George Andrews</persName>.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BRODRICK</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030427-name-157" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030427-name-157" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-157" type="surname" value="MALLINDER"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-157" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD MALLINDER</persName> </hi>. I am first footman to Mrs. Dudley Smith, at 9, Grosvenor Crescent—on April 18th, at 11.15, I was sitting in the servants' hall—I heard the area door open, which rang the bell attached—I then heard a noise in the housekeeper's room—I walked quietly to see the cause, and saw the prisoner coming from the room—I asked him what he was doing there—he said "Good evening, could I see James?"—I told him that no person of the name of James lived there—he said, "Oh, I</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030427-name-159" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY SIMPKIN</persName> </hi> (229B). I was called to this house, and took prisoner into custody—on the way to the station he said, "What-a fool I have been to
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner put in a written defence, stating that he was suffering severely from depression, through being out of employment, and was suddenly seized with temptation, and committed this burglary.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19030427-412-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony in the name of
<persName id="t19030427-name-160">
<interp inst="t19030427-name-160" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19030427-name-160" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>Thomas Whittaker</persName>, at Westminster, on March</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1902,
<hi rend="italic">and three other convictions were proved against him.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-412-19030427 t19030427-412-punishment-34"/>Two months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>413.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARD BEAVIS</hi> (45)</persName>,
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS OWEN</hi> (38)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LYNE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">City.</hi>) On April 7th, about 3 o'clock, I was on Finsbury Pavement, and saw Owen being held by the prosecutor and a postman named Jessop—the prosecutor said that his watch had been stolen in Copthall Avenue, and Owen had given it back to him—I said to Owen, "You heard what this man has said; you will have to come to the station"—he made no reply—I took him to the station, where he was charged—he said "All right."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030427-name-166" type="given" value="FRANCIS BERNARD"/>FRANCIS BERNARD NEAL</persName> </hi>. On April 7th, about 3 o'clock, I was in Copthall Avenue, and stopped to look in a newspaper shop for about a minute, and then wished to move away, but found I could not do so—I was pinned in by Welch and Beavis—they held me tight—when I got free my watch was gone—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—Welch walked away, and Beavis went into the newspaper shop—Beavis came out of the shop and walked away after Welch—I went after them and caught them up, and said, "My watch has gone, and you know something about it."—they both said they knew nothing about it—I said, "I want my watch back"—I caught hold of Beavis' arm and said, "Unless I get my watch back I shall charge you with being concerned, and take my chance of your being the right man; you must come along with me and see a policeman"—we went to Finsbury Pavement, when Beavis gave a whistle and up came Owen—that was the first time I saw him—he took the watch from his sleeve or pocket, and said, "Here you are, old
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Welch.</hi> I never felt or saw anybody take my watch.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Beavis.</hi> Three other people were round the shop, in front of me—you went into the shop and came out again.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030427-name-167" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<lb/>cutor went after them, and I followed, as I knew the prosecutor had not got the right man who had the watch—they got into Finsbury Pavement, when Owen walked up and held up the watch—Neal took it, and then Owen started to
<hi rend="italic">bolt</hi>—I ran after him, caught him, and held him till a policeman came up—he was given into custody—I have since identified the prisoners.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Owen.</hi> There were three or four people outside the shop—when I said "crowd "I meant the path is very narrow and is soon blocked up—I thought it
<hi rend="italic">funny</hi> to see your arm coming away, I thought you were doing something wrong—I saw nothing of your hand.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant.</hi>) On April 16th I was with Detective Sergeant MacKenna and another sergeant—we went to Hoxton—about 12.30 we saw Beavis—I told him he would have to go to the City, and that he would be detained for inquiries as to being concerned with a man named Owen, who was in custody, in stealing a watch—he was taken to Moor Lane, and identified—on April 21st I, with another detective and Sergeant MacKenna, arrested Welch, and conveyed him to the City, where he was identified by the prosecutor as being concerned with the others in stealing the watch.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Beavis' defence.</hi> It is the truth I was in Copthall Avenue, and was looking into the newspaper shop window, when the prosecutor said to me, "Did you see anybody take my watch? "I knew nothing of a watch being taken. I replied, "No." He said he was not satisfied, I had better gowith him to a constable. I said, "Certainly, or to the station, I don't care which. "We met a policeman, when Owen came up. About a week after I was arrested. I did not know anything about the watch being stolen, and was quite innocent of it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">They then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to previous convictions</hi>,
<hi rend="largeCaps">BEAVIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">at Clerkenwell, on June</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1896;
<hi rend="largeCaps">WELCH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">at Clerkenwell, on February</hi> 6
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OWEN</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">BEAVIS</hi>,
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<hi rend="italic">Three years' penal servi
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19030427-name-173" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA LUCCHESI</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Duro Lucchesi, of Holdsworthy Square, Gray's Inn Road—on March 14th, I left my house at a quarter to eight a.m., safely locked up—there was no one there—my husband came back first—in consequence of what I heard I complained to the police—I missed the articles mentioned in this list—they were all Safe in the house when I went out—I next saw them at the police station, and I identified them—I saw Cross at the station—she was wearing some of my under clothing.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Howell.</hi> There are only ourselves who live in our rooms, and we have a street door to ourselves.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030427-name-174" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030427-name-174" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-174" type="surname" value="LUCCHESI"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-174" type="given" value="DURO"/>DURO LUCCHESI</persName> </hi>. I am the husband of the last witness—on March 14th I left home at 6.45, and left my wife behind—I returned at 8.40 p.m.—I noticed an upset in the bedroom, a drawer out, and a lot of things on the floor.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030427-name-175" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030427-name-175" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19030427-name-175" type="given" value="RANDALL"/>RANDALL HODSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant G.</hi>) On March 18th I received information in consequence of which I went to a house at Islington where the prisoners were lodging—I found in their room a large number of articles which are in Court, and which have been identified as the property of Mr. and Mrs. Lucchesi—the prisoners were in bed—I told them we were police officers, and had reason to believe they were in possession of stolen property—I asked them to account for the possession of the things I found there—Howell said, "They are my wife's things"—I asked him where she obtained them from—he replied, "I shan't give you any further information, you must find out"—he afterwards said, "A fellow named Alf Gaffin, from off the Dials, brought them things to my house on Sunday night, but I do not know where he lives"—Cross said that the things belonged to her—at the station Cross was "found to be wearing under-clothing identified by Mrs. Lucchesi—in her dress pocket I found pawn-tickets relating to other stolen property.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Howell.</hi> The house where the burglary was committed is a model dwelling—one of the
<hi rend="italic">jemmies</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) was found in your room, and the other on the window-sill.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SERGEANT PRIDE</hi>. On March 18th I went with Sergeant Hodson to the house at Islington which has been mentioned, and saw both the prisoners in bed—after I had found the linen Cross said, "That is all mine, bought and paid for"—I said, "It is not the class of things that you would have"—she said, "I can have what I like"—on searching the room I found this
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi>, and on the window-ledge
<hi rend="italic">this</hi> other one—the marks upon the door of Lucchesi's dwelling were identical with those which would be made by the small
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> produced.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Howell.</hi> Other people were living in Lucchesi's house.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030427-name-176" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030427-name-176" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-176" type="surname" value="HARDY"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-176" type="given" value="ADELE"/>ADELE HARDY</persName> </hi>. I live at 6, Grover Street, Islington—the prisoners</p>
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<p>lodged at my house—on March 17th Cross pawned some underclothing—I was with her—the things produced I recognise as the ones—she had previously asked me to pawn things for her, which I did.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030427-name-177" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030427-name-177" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-177" type="surname" value="GRISWOOD"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-177" type="given" value="KATE"/>KATE GRISWOOD</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of William James Griswood, of 104, St. Albans Buildings, Gray's Inn Road—it is a model dwelling—on Feb
<lb/>ruary 15th I went out, leaving everything safe, and returned at 11.20—the door of our place had been broken open—there were marks on the door—I missed a marble clock, worth 15s.—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—it is mine.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030427-name-178" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030427-name-178" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-178" type="surname" value="PHILLIPS"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-178" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH PHILLIPS</persName> </hi>. I appear as a private civilian in this matter and not as a police officer—I
<hi rend="italic">live</hi> at 12, Jubilee Buildings, Westminster Bridge Road—on February 25 I left my place safely locked up, and returned about 10.30—I missed the knives and forks now produced—they are worth 15s.—there were marks on the door apparently made by a
<hi rend="italic">jemmy.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Howell, in his defence on oath, said that the things were brought to him by a man named "Alf," who said he had obtained them at a sale, and asked him to pawn them and he did not know that they were stolen till he was charged.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CROSS</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030427-414-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-414-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HOWELL</hi>
<rs id="t19030427-414-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19030427-414-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-414-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="lesserOffence"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> of receiving</rs>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">He then pleaded</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at Clerkenwell on August</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1900,
<hi rend="italic">in the name of
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<interp inst="t19030427-name-179" type="surname" value="JOHNSON"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-179" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>George Johnson</persName>. Eleven other convictions were proved against him.
<rs id="t19030427-414-punishment-38" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t19030427-414-punishment-38" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-414-punishment-38" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-414-19030427 t19030427-414-punishment-38"/>Four years' penal servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>415.
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<interp inst="def1-415-19030427" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-415-19030427" type="age" value="42"/>
<interp inst="def1-415-19030427" type="surname" value="READ"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FREDERICK READ</hi> (42)</persName>
<rs id="t19030427-415-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19030427-415-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="miscellaneous"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-415-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="other"/>, Unlawfully abandoning two children under two years of age, whereby their lives were endangered, he having the custody of them.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FORDHAM</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030427-name-181" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030427-name-181" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-181" type="surname" value="ANDREWS"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-181" type="given" value="ADA"/>ADA ANDREWS</persName> </hi>. I live at 21, Canfield Place, West Hampstead—I am married—the prisoner and his wife lodged in my house for some months—they had two children—there was a quarrel between the prisoner and his wife, and he stated that someone else could look after the children—previous to that he had stated that he would leave them as he had left others—on February 9th he and his wife went out about 3.30 p.m. with the children in a perambulator—I did not again see the prisoner till Easter Tuesday at the Marylebone Police Court—I saw the children again on February 12th at the workhouse and identified them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by prisoner.</hi> I sent for the police on February 7th because you had assaulted a lady who came from the Charity Organisation Society.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030427-name-182" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030427-name-182" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-182" type="surname" value="SNOOK"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-182" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SNOOK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">S.</hi>) I was called to Mrs. Andrews' house on February 7th in consequence of a disturbance between the prisoner and his wife—I spoke to him about his children—he replied, "Never mind the children; let some one else look after them"—on February 10th I went to Hampstead Workhouse and saw the two children there—those were the two children I had found in his house and which he said he would abandon.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030427-name-183" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030427-name-183" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-183" type="surname" value="RIDER"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-183" type="given" value="LILY"/>LILY RIDER</persName> </hi>. I live at 92, Southampton Road—on February 9th I was going to Belsize Park Gardens and found there a mail cart with two children in it—I called the attention of the police to the matter—Canfield Gardens is not far from Belsize Park Gardens.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030427-name-184" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030427-name-184" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-184" type="surname" value="WHITE"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-184" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT WHITE</persName> </hi> (539
<hi rend="italic">S.</hi>) On February 9th Rider called my attention to a mail cart left unattended with two children in it—I took the children to the police station, and afterwards to the workhouse—they were identi
<lb/>fied as the prisoner's children.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030427-name-185" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030427-name-185" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-185" type="surname" value="BUNN"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-185" type="given" value="LOMBE"/>LOMBE BUNN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant.</hi>) On April 13th I saw the prisoner detained at King's Cross, and read a warrant to him in connection with this charge—he made no reply.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence on oath, said that he did not abandon the children, they must have been stolen; that his wife was charged with this offence and found guilty; that he took the children out and left them outside a urinal while he went inside, and when he came out they were nowhere to be seen, and that he had been in a lunatic asylum.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030427-name-186" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030427-name-186" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-186" type="surname" value="SCOTT"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-186" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SCOTT</persName> </hi>. I am Medical Officer at Brixton Prison—I have seen a great many cases of mental disorder—I have carefully watched the prisoner, and am of the opinion that he is sane and responsible—I think there is nothing at all the matter with his mind now.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t19030427-415-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19030427-415-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-415-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Seven convictions were proved against him for drunkenness and assault.
<rs id="t19030427-415-punishment-39" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t19030427-415-punishment-39" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-415-punishment-39" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-415-19030427 t19030427-415-punishment-39"/>Three months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, April</hi> 30
<hi rend="italic">th, and Friday, May</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1903.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<p>416.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FRANK CHAPMAN</hi> (22)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19030427-416-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="bigamy"/>, Feloniously marrying
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<interp inst="t19030427-name-188" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-188" type="surname" value="JACKSON"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030427-416-offence-1 t19030427-name-188"/>Jennie Jackson, otherwise
<rs id="t19030427-alias-2" type="alias">
<join result="nameAlias" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030427-name-188 t19030427-alias-2"/> Wager</rs> </persName>, his wife being alive; and </rs>
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<interp inst="def2-416-19030427" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="def2-416-19030427" type="surname" value="JACKSON"/>
<interp inst="def2-416-19030427" type="given" value="JENNIE"/>
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<join result="nameAlias" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-416-19030427 t19030427-alias-3"/>
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<interp inst="def3-416-19030427" type="surname" value="CHAPMAN"/>
<interp inst="def3-416-19030427" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MARY ANN CHAPMAN</hi> (57)</persName>
<rs id="t19030427-416-offence-2" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19030427-416-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-416-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="bigamy"/>for aiding and abetting him to commit the said felony</rs>.
<hi rend="italic">Frank Chapman</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t19030427-416-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19030427-416-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-416-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CAMPBELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030427-name-191" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030427-name-191" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-191" type="surname" value="WITT"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-191" type="given" value="EMILY"/>EMILY WITT</persName> </hi>. I am married—the male prisoner married my daughter, Amelia Witt, on October 14th, 1900—I was present, and also Chapman's mother, the elder female prisoner—on August 28th I was at Worship Street Police Court when the male prisoner was convicted of an aggravated assault on his wife, and she was granted a separation order with an allowance of 7s. a week—the prisoner Jackson was in the corridor of the Court with Mary Jane Chapman—my daughter Amelia Chapman is now outside the Court.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030427-name-192" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030427-name-192" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-192" type="surname" value="WAGER"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-192" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES WAGER</persName> </hi>. I live at 9, Newin Street—the younger prisoner is my daughter—the male prisoner is my sham son-in-law—he was married to my daughter at Holy Trinity Church, Hoxton, on December 21st—I was present, and his mother and father also—I did not then know that he was already married—his mother did not say anything to me about it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030427-name-193" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030427-name-193" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-193" type="surname" value="VICARS"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-193" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN VICARS</persName> </hi> (358
<hi rend="italic">G.</hi>) I have been attending to the payments under the separation order of August 26th, which I received from Mrs. Chapman, the elder female prisoner—the last payment I received was on March 14th last—they were weekly payments.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030427-name-194" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030427-name-194" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-194" type="surname" value="BROWN"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-194" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BROWN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant J.</hi>) On April 14th in the evening I went to a public house in the New North Road and arrested Frank Chapman—he made a statement—about 8.30 on the same evening I went to 22. Hoxton Square, and saw Jackson—I said to her, "I have</p>
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<p>arrested a man named Frank Chapman, who I believe went through a form of marriage with you, on a charge of bigamy"—she replied, "Yes, I know he was married when he married me"—I then said, "I will take you to the station; you will be charged with aiding and abetting the man to commit bigamy, as I have information that you were present at Worship Street Police Court in August last when the Magistrate made an order for a married man in the name of Jackson, whose right name was Chapman, to allow his wife, who was present in court, 7s. a week"—she said, "Yes, I was there with his mother; I asked him, 'What is this order for?" and he replied,' It is only a woman I have been with '; he threatened me and made me marry him"—I took her to the station—on August 22nd I arrested Mrs. Chapman for feloniously aiding and abetting Frank Chapman to commit bigamy—she replied, "I have been let into this; Jennie knew my son was a married man, and she asked me not to tell her father, but to let him find out afterwards. I am very sorry for what I have done."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Mary Jane Chapman; in her defence on oath, stated that she did all she could to prevent the marriage taking place, and that she never aided and abetted the offence.</hi> </p>
<p>[
<hi rend="italic">The Recorder considered that the mere presence at the ceremony was not sufficient to constitute the offence of aiding and abetting, and that there must be some overt act apart from the actual presence, of which there was no evidence in this case.</hi>]</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Jane Jackson, in her defence on oath, stated that she did not know Chap
<lb/>man was a married man; that he told her that the summons at the Police Court was taken out by a woman with whom he had been keeping company, which statement she believed.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FRANK CHAPMAN</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-416-19030427 t19030427-416-punishment-40"/>Five years' penal servitude.</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MARY ANN CHAPMAN</hi> and
<hi rend="largeCaps">JENNIE JACKSON</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t19030427-416-verdict-2" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19030427-416-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-416-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>417.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WALTER FREELAND</hi> (35)</persName>, and
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<interp inst="def3-417-19030427" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES WILLIAM LEES</hi> (36)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19030427-417-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-417-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, Conspiring to defraud
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030427-417-offence-1 t19030427-name-198"/>Ponting Brothers</persName> and other persons of their goods.
<hi rend="italic">Other Counts</hi> for obtaining the said goods by false pretences;
<hi rend="italic">Other Counts</hi> charged Gregory with incurring debts and liabilities, and obtaining credit under false pretences and by fraud, and Freeland and Lees with aiding and abetting him.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METHVEN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Gregory;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SYMMONS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for Freeland, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUGHES</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for Lees.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030427-name-199" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030427-name-199" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-199" type="surname" value="WELLS"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-199" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN WELLS</persName> </hi>. I live at 61, Vauxhall Bridge Road—Gregory occupied one room at 6s. 6d. a week in my house, from February, 1901, till May, 1902—he then left, and came back in July till October—he owes me about £20.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METHVEN</hi>. I am on friendly terms with him, with the exception of the debt he owes me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030427-name-200" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030427-name-200" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-200" type="surname" value="MARTYN"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-200" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MARTYN</persName> </hi>. I am managing clerk to Mr. Pennington, Auctioneer and Estate Agent at Mortlake—Gregory rented from us Lancaster Villa, Upper Richmond Road, at £42 per annum—he left without notice, owing rent—there were no effects to distrain on.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030427-name-201" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030427-name-201" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-201" type="surname" value="CHAPMAN"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-201" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE CHAPMAN</persName> </hi>. I live at 15, St. Ann's Hill, Wandsworth, and keep</p>
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<p>a paper and sweetstuff shop—I took in letters in the name of Gregory—I do not recognise Gregory.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030427-name-202" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030427-name-202" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-202" type="surname" value="COX"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-202" type="given" value="FREDERICK BURNABY"/>FREDERICK BURNABY COX</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Halse and Hartley, Estate Agents of Turnham Green—Gregory rented a house from us at Bedford Park at £72 a year—on November 18th, 1902, he signed the contract—he gave the names of Mr. Newman, solicitor, and Mr. Bennett, as refer
<lb/>ences—we wrote to Mr. Newman, and received this reply—"Dear Sir. In reply to yours of yesterday,
<hi rend="italic">re</hi> Mr. Edwin Gregory, I have known and acted for this gentleman for some years past. In my opinion you will find him a thoroughly respectable and responsible person, and as far as I am aware, well able to pay the rent you name. Yours truly, Edwin H. A. Newman. "We subsequently received further letters re the agree
<lb/>ment and repairs, signed "Edwin H. A. Newman"—Lees called on us between 10th and 22nd, and left a card—Gregory appeared about February 16th, and entered into possession of the house.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SYMMONS</hi>. There were no stables attached to the house.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030427-name-203" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030427-name-203" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-203" type="surname" value="NEWMAN"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-203" type="given" value="EDWIN HENRY ARMSTRONG"/>EDWIN HENRY ARMSTRONG NEWMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor of 2, Angel Place, Edmonton—Lees was my clerk from January, 1902, to January, 1903—I carried on business for a time in the City, and then at 66, Quicks Road, Wimbledon, where I had apartments, as tenant of Lee's father—I first met Gregory about November last at Quicks Road—it is not true that I had known him for years past, or that I had managed estates for him in Wales, or elsewhere, or received rents for him—the letter giving Gregory a reference did not come to my notice till a long while afterwards—it is in Lees' writing—it was not written by my authority—it is not my signature—Lees had authority to sign my name to anything connected with legitimate business—I think it would come within the scope of a managing clerk's business to sign on my behalf—he had no authority to state anything untrue on my behalf, nor had he authority to state on my behalf that Gregory was a thoroughly respectable and responsible person, who, as far as I was aware, would be able to pay £72 a year—the letter to Pontings, produced, saying "Mr. Gregory is a client of mine, but I do not give information as to the financial position of any of my clients," was written by my instructions—I have given up practice, with the exception of clearing oft some arrears.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METHVEN</hi>. Lees was my managing clerk, and had a few friends who consulted me about matters—Gregory's business was one of the matters which were being cleared up—he told me he might have to go to Wales.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUGHES</hi>. Gregory might have referred to a house at Bedford Park as far back as November, but I do not remember it—the two letters shown to me are all in one person's writing, including the signatures, but the latter were probably written with a thicker pen—I have seen Lees writing and signing letters like these, and have raised no objection—I should not have given Gregory a reference without knowing more about him—Lees told me, when Gregory came to Quicks Road, that he was a respectable man, and I had no reason to doubt it—</p>
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<p>I was shown by Lees the agreement for taking the house, and approved of it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I did not authorise anybody to say that I had known Gregory for some years, and had acted for him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. It never struck me that Lees had endeavoured to imitate my signature.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030427-name-204" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030427-name-204" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-204" type="surname" value="HILDITCH"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-204" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK HILDITCH</persName> </hi>. I live at 10, Bramber Road, Fulham, and am eighteen years old—on February 16th, I met Freeland at Knightsbridge in a public house—I was with some people who knew him—I mentioned that I was out of work, and asked him if he could get me a situation—he asked me if I knew anything about horses or stable work—I said "No"—he then said he would see Mr. Gregory, whom he was working for, and see if he could get me a job—he further said, "I am not the man who has got the money, it is Mr. Gregory, who has some mines in Wales"—I saw Gregory at 111, Adrian Terrace, Fulham Road, and went with him on February 17th to Queen Anne's Grove, Bedford Park—when we got to Queen Anne's Grove, I saw there was little furniture in the house—on that day, twelve bottles of whisky, some Burgundy and mineral waters came, also a York ham, and a Stilton cheese—I packed the ham, cheese, and whisky in a box by Gregory's direction—I missed the box later on—Mrs. Freeland came to the house the same night with some rough furni
<lb/>ture—on the 18th a sirloin of beef came to the house, which I put in a cupboard—I missed it next morning—goods came to the house on the Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday—on Thursday night, I found Gregory and Freeland packing up some spirits in a box, which was put in a cab—Gregory went away with it—Gregory said it was a present—Freeland and Gregory were very intimate with one another, the relations were not what you would expect between a gentleman of position and a coachman—goods came in during the three days I mentioned, and then suddenly stopped—Gregory gave me an order for wine to take to Bourne's.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METHVEN</hi>. The unpacking and packing of one lot of goods was done openly in my presence—I slept in the house—I was promised wages, but never got any—I asked Gregory what he was going to do about paying the various accounts in a month's time, as he had told me, and he answered, "My dear fellow, I may be in the middle of China then"—Some of the things that came to the house were consumed, but most of them were sent away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUGHES</hi>. I never saw Lees at the house—I never saw him in Gregory's company.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SYMMONS</hi>. Freeland said he was coachman to a gentleman, and would try and find me employment with him—Freeland occupied three rooms at the house in Queen Anne's Grove—I packed the ham, the cheese, and twelve bottles of whisky by Gregory's direction—the second lot of goods the other two packed—Freeland told me that Gregory was a man of great wealth—there was no coachman, nor carriage, horses or stables attached to the house—Freeland never told me he was a lodger—I never knew that until Gregory was arrested, and then he told one of the police officers—I am now in Ponting Brothers' employment.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Since these proceedings, I have been told that I had better clear out, or else it would be worse for me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030427-name-205" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030427-name-205" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-205" type="surname" value="SAUNDERS"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-205" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SAUNDERS</persName> </hi>. I am a salesman at Pontings', Kensington—on February 14th, this letter was handed to me: "2, Queen Anne's Grove, Bedford Park, Messrs. Ponting Brothers, Will you please send one of your representatives to my house, the above address, to take measurements of curtains, and let him bring samples. Please let him attend at 11 o'clock to-morrow, Saturday, Yours truly, E. Gregory"—In consequence I went to the house—I saw Gregory there—I told him I had come to take the measurements, which I did, for curtains and poles, blinds and fittings—I asked him if he had an account with us—he said he had not, so I asked him if he would pay on delivery, or give references—he said he would give references, and referred to Messrs. Halse and Hartley—I went there, and was referred to Mr. Newman—on the 19th the goods he had ordered were supplied, amounting to £21 19s. 8d.—Gregory came to our shop on February 20th, and selected about £124 worth of goods, which were not supplied.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METHVEN</hi>. I do not know what reference the firm received from Mr. Newman, that is counting-house matter.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUGHES</hi>. All references are counting-house matters; not in my department.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SYMMONS</hi>. My business is simply to take orders. Edward Edgar Lambert. I am counting-house manager at Messrs. Pontings'—on February 16th I heard of the order of Gregory and the reference, and wrote to Mr. Newman, who replied stating that he did not give information as to the financial position of clients—the goods were sent without my sanction—Gregory called on the 20th, and I showed him the letter from Newman, and said it was practically speaking not a reference—I asked him if he would give further references or a deposit, and he said if I made further application to Newman no doubt he would give a reference—after he had gone away I made inquiry at various departments, and found he had given a lot of orders, so I made inquiries—I went to the house agent and local tradesmen—I went back and consulted my directors, and was instructed to see Gregory—I did so, and asked him to give me a deposit—he refused—he told me he always paid about the 29th of each month—he also told me his property was entirely under Newman's manage
<lb/>ment; that he, Newman, received the rents of his property in Wales, and when he wanted money he sent his man Freeland to Newman to get it—I asked him for a banker's reference—he said he had no banking account, Newman had the entire management of his financial affairs—the second lot of goods was not supplied.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METHVEN</hi>. I was impressed by what Gregory told me, but I did not believe him—if he had given satisfactory references we should have supplied the goods.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUGHES</hi>. It was the letter we received from Mr. Newman that caused us to stop supplying the goods.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SYMMONDS</hi>. I did not see Freeland till he was arrested.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030427-name-206" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030427-name-206" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-206" type="surname" value="FORBES"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-206" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER FORBES</persName> </hi>. I am manager at Messrs. Pontings'—Hilditch came into our service about the Monday after Gregory was arrested—on March 18th I heard Mrs. Lees saw that she had taken a message to Hilditch to the effect that he would have to get out of the way, or it would be worse for him—she said that Freeland had told her to tell Hilditch.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030427-name-207" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030427-name-207" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-207" type="surname" value="EBDEN"/>
<interp inst="t19030427-name-207" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY EBDEN</persName> </hi>. I live at 296, High Road, Chiswick, and am manager to Messrs. Mosby and Co., wine merchants—on February 20th I received by hand this written order:—"Please send to my house 1 dozen Buchanan's Black and White whisky, 3 bottles of Rudesheimer, 3s.
<hi rend="smallCaps">E. GREGORY</hi>. P.S.—Please let my man have the three bottles of Hock."—I let the man have the Hock—before delivering the whisky I went to Queen Anne's Grove and saw Gregory—I told him it was usual to have references before delivering goods—he gave the name of his solicitors, Newman and Lees, 66, Quicks-road, Wimbledon—I questioned him as to payment, and he said he paid at the end of the month—he then gave me an order for three bottles of brandy, which I supplied—the same afternoon I received some information, and went to Queen Anne's Grove and saw Freeland and Hil
<lb/>ditch there—I had a chat with Freeland—I told him I had heard certain things, and had come round to see if I could get a settlement—he said it was a peculiarity of his governor placing orders with different trades
<lb/>men; if I came down in the morning he was almost sure Gregory would settle the account—I went next morning, and saw Gregory, who said he could not trouble about our account just then: we need have no fear about it, as he had got plenty of property; if he wanted £200 he could get a draft from his solicitors, and that he could not trouble about settling these
<hi rend="italic">tup' penny ha'penny</hi> accounts just then—I have never been paid.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi