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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-1" type="given" value="ROLLS"/>ROLLS CHAMBERS</persName>, No. 89, CHANCERY LANE.</p>
<p>Law Booksellers and Publishers.</p>
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<p>On the King's Commission of</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Held on Monday, May 18th, 1903, and following days.</p>
<p>Before the Right Hon.
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-2" type="given" value="MARCUS"/>SIR MARCUS SAMUEL</persName> </hi>, Knight,
<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; the Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-3" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GRANTHAM</persName> </hi>., Knight, one of the Justices of His Majesty's High Court; Sir
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-4" type="given" value="REGINALD"/>REGINALD HANSON</persName> </hi>., Bart., M.A., LL.D., F.S.A.; and Sir
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-5" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER WILKIN</persName> </hi>., K.C.M.G., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">FORREST FULTON</hi>., Knight, K.C., Recorder of the said City; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM PURDIE TRELOAR</hi>., Knight,
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-7" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID BURNETT</persName> </hi>, Esq., and
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-8" type="given" value="WILLIAM CHARLES"/>WILLIAM CHARLES SIMMONS</persName> </hi>., Esq., other of the Aldermen of the said City;
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-9" type="given" value="FREDERICK ALBERT"/>FREDERICK ALBERT BOSAN
<lb/>QUET</persName> </hi>., Esq., K.C., Common Serjeant of the said City;
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-10" type="given" value="LUMLEY"/>LUMLEY SMITH</persName> </hi>, Esq., K.C., Judge of the City of London Court; and
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-11" type="given" value="JAMES ALEXANDER"/>JAMES ALEXANDER RENTOUL</persName> </hi>., Esq., K.C., M.P., LL.D., Deputy Judge of the City of London Court, His Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-12" type="given" value="GEORGE WYATT"/>GEORGE WYATT TRUSCOTT</persName> </hi>, Knt., Alderman.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS HENRY BROOKE-HITCHING</hi>, Knt.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ALFRED PERCY DOULTON</hi>., Esq., J.P.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-13" type="given" value="JOSEPH DAVID"/>JOSEPH DAVID LANGTON</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SAMUEL, MAYOR. EIGHTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that the prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—a dagger</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, May</hi> 18
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1903.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEYCESTER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">The Jury, being unable to agree, were discharged without giving a verdict, and the trial postponed.</hi> </rs> (
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<hi rend="italic">Eighteen months' hard labour.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Eighteen months' hard labour.</hi> </rs>#x2014;
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-28" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>Arthur Wilson</persName>; and
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-29" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>George Williams</persName>.
<hi rend="italic">Ten previous convictions were proved against Lee, five against Smith, eight against Murray, and nine against King.</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Eight years' penal servitude;</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Five years' penal servitude each.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t19030518-453-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-453-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, to burglary in the dwelling-house of
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-31" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-31" type="surname" value="RAMSEY"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-31" type="given" value="JAMES"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030518-453-offence-1 t19030518-name-31"/>James Ramsey</persName>, and stealing a butcher's steel, his property;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to burglary in the dwelling-house of
<persName id="t19030518-name-32" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t19030518-name-32" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-32" type="surname" value="HOWARD"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-32" type="given" value="ALFRED WILLIAM"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030518-453-offence-1 t19030518-name-32"/>Alfred William Howard</persName> with intent to steal therein having been convicted of felony at Reading on January 5th, 1900, as
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-33" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-33" type="surname" value="SHARMAN"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-33" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030518-453-offence-1 t19030518-name-33"/>John Sharman</persName> </rs>.
<hi rend="italic">Three other convictions were-proved against him</hi>.
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<interp inst="t19030518-453-punishment-6" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-453-punishment-6" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
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<hi rend="italic">Four years' penal servitude</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t19030518-453-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-453-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY HAWTHORNE</hi> (33)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19030518-454-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-454-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, to forging and uttering three orders for the payment of £7, £7 10s., and £3 10s. with intent to defraud, having been convicted of felony at West Ham on April 18th, 1902</rs>.
<hi rend="italic">Two other convictions were proved against him</hi>.
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<interp inst="t19030518-454-punishment-7" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-454-punishment-7" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-454-19030518 t19030518-454-punishment-7"/>
<hi rend="italic">Eighteen months' hard labour.</hi> </rs>
<rs id="t19030518-454-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19030518-454-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-454-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs>and</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ELIZABETH STEWART</hi> (45)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19030518-455-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-455-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, to forging and uttering a receipt for £4 10s. with intent to defraud;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to forging a notice of withdrawal for £4 10s. from the
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-36" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030518-455-offence-1 t19030518-name-36"/>Post Office Savings Bank</persName>. </rs>
<rs id="t19030518-455-punishment-8" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t19030518-455-punishment-8" type="punishmentCategory" value="miscPunish"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-455-punishment-8" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="sureties"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-455-19030518 t19030518-455-punishment-8"/>
<hi rend="italic">She received a good character. Discharged on recognisances.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t19030518-455-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-455-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, May</hi> 18
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1903.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="def1-456-19030518" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-456-19030518" type="age" value="34"/>
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<interp inst="def1-456-19030518" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS DIXON</hi> (34)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19030518-456-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-456-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, (
<hi rend="italic">See page</hi> 648) Conspiring with
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-38" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-38" type="surname" value="BLACK"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-38" type="given" value="JAMES"/>James Black</persName> to obtain money by false pretences.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">for the prosecution, offered no evidence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030518-456-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-456-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t19030518-457" type="date" value="19030518"/>
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<persName id="def1-457-19030518" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-457-19030518" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-457-19030518" type="age" value="67"/>
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<interp inst="def1-457-19030518" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARD ROGERS</hi> (67)</persName>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t19030518-457-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19030518-457-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-457-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
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<interp inst="t19030518-457-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-457-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="sodomy"/>to committing an act of gross indecency</rs>.
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t19030518-457-punishment-9" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t19030518-457-punishment-9" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-457-punishment-9" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-457-19030518 t19030518-457-punishment-9"/>Three months' hard labour.</rs> </hi></p> </div1>
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<interp inst="def1-458-19030518" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-458-19030518" type="age" value="38"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARD MORRIS</hi> (38)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19030518-458-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="damage"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-458-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="other"/>, to maliciously damaging a plate glass window, value £20, the property of the
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-41" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030518-458-offence-1 t19030518-name-41"/>Non-Treadover Boot Company, Limited</persName> </rs>.
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<interp inst="t19030518-458-punishment-10" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-458-punishment-10" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-458-19030518 t19030518-458-punishment-10"/>
<hi rend="italic">Six months' hard labour</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t19030518-458-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-458-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs>and</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ABRAHAM SIMONS POONS</hi> (25)</persName>
<rs id="t19030518-459-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19030518-459-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-459-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, to three indictments for stealing bicycles, and to a conviction of felony at Clerken
<lb/>well on June 4th, 1901. </rs>(
<hi rend="italic">See next case.</hi>)
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<interp inst="t19030518-459-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-459-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>460. The said
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ABRAHAM SIMONS POONS</hi> </persName> was
<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted with
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY LEIGH</hi> (25)</persName>
<rs id="t19030518-460-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19030518-460-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-460-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="housebreaking"/>, for breaking and entering the dwelling-house of
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-45" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-45" type="surname" value="DAVIS"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-45" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030518-460-offence-1 t19030518-name-45"/>Thomas Davis</persName>, and stealing a cash box, a watch, and other articles, and £2 in money.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HORNSBY</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">for the prosecution, offered no evidence against</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">POONS</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030518-460-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-460-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-46" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-46" type="surname" value="DAVIES"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-46" type="given" value="MARY ELIZABETH"/>MARY ELIZABETH DAVIES</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Thomas Davies, of 100, Boland Road, Stoke Newington—I went out on Good Friday about 6 o'clock, and when I came home the house had been broken into—I missed several articles and this cheque book (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030518-name-47" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030518-name-47" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-47" type="surname" value="MCARTHUR"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-47" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MCARTHUR</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant.</hi>) I am stationed at Stoke Newing-ton—I went to 110, St. Ann's Road, Tottenham, and saw Poons—he handed me this cheque book, and in consequence of what he told me I went to King Street, Haggerston, where I saw Leigh—I told him I was a police officer and must take him to St. Ann's Road, where a man was detained who had made a statement relating to a cheque book, stating that it was the proceeds of a housebreaking at 100, Boland Road on Good Friday; he said, "I don't know anything about it"—on the way to the station on passing Poons' house I said to him, "That is Poons' house"—he said,</p>
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<p>"That is where he gave me the cheque book; I have never been in that house in my life"—at the Police Station Poons made this statement, which was taken down in Leigh's presence: "On Sunday, April 12th,
<hi rend="italic">Toby</hi> Leigh came to my house, 111, St. Ann's Road, Tottenham, and said, 'Look here, I have found this book; it is no use to me, you may be able to do something with it'; he handed it to me. I never did any housebreaking."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030518-name-48" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030518-name-48" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-48" type="surname" value="POONS"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-48" type="given" value="ABRAHAM SIMONS"/>ABRAHAM SIMONS POONS</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner.</hi>) Leigh came to my house and gave me the cheque book produced—I had seen him two or three times.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner Leigh.</hi> He is lying.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Common Serjeant considered that it would not be right to convict Leigh upon such evidence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LEIGH</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030518-460-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-460-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">POONS</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">who was stated to be rather weak minded</hi>,
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-459-19030518 t19030518-460-punishment-11"/>
<hi rend="italic">Eighteen months.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EPHRAIM FIGGINS</hi> (38)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19030518-461-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing a bicycle, the property of
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-50" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030518-461-offence-1 t19030518-name-50"/>Alfred Smith</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BEARD</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030518-name-51" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030518-name-51" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-51" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-51" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am a gas fitter of 32, Station Road—on April 21st I went to East Passage, Long Lane, where I was doing some work—I put my bicycle into the store room on the ground floor at 9 a.m.—I locked the door of the room and left the key with Mr. Hall—I returned about 7 o'clock and found the door closed but not fastened—the bicycle was gone—I have not seen it since.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-52" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-52" type="given" value="FREDERICK WILLIAM THOMAS"/>FREDERICK WILLIAM THOMAS HALL</persName> </hi>. I am a plumber, of 84, Long Lane, and occupy the ground floor of the house in East Passage—the prosecutor had leave to put his bicycle there—he brought me the key, and I went there between 3 and 3.30 and the bicycle was there then—I locked it up and went home with the key till Smith came for it in the evening.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-53" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES JOHNSON</persName> </hi>. I am fourteen years old and live at 52, Granville Buildings, Duke Street, Finsbury—I am an oilman's assistant—I knew the prisoner before this, but not by name—on April 22nd, about '5.30 p.m., I saw him with a new black bicycle in East Passage going towards Cloth Fair, where I lost sight of him—some minutes afterwards I saw him without the bicycle, and asked him what he had done with it—he said that he gave it to another man—I was alone—I afterwards went to the police station and picked him out.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Gross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> You had on the waistcoat and coat you have on now—I did not notice your trousers—I have seen you near the Red Cow, but never saw you working there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. He was not on the bicycle in the court, he was wheeling it—I did not notice his boots—he lives at 5, East Passage—I do not live close by, but this was at the back of the shop where I work—I have seen the prisoner two or three times, always close by East Passage, and have seen him coming out of No. 5—I did not address him by name when I asked him what he had done with the bicycle—I had never seen him with a bicycle before—I did not know that it had been put in the store room.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-54" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD JACKSON</persName> </hi>. I am twelve years old and live at 22, Cloth Fair—on April 22nd, about 2.30 p.m., I saw the prisoner in Bartholomew Close, about three minutes' walk from East Passage, wheeling a bicycle up</p>
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<p>Cockane's Buildings, away from Cloth Fair—I knew him as the potman at the Red Cow—a person passing from the Passage must pass Cockane's Buildings first; I saw him come round the corner, and he took the lamp from the bicycle—I saw another man, and they both went into a house, got a shop, on the left side, with the bicycle—I did not see them come out—I picked the prisoner out at the police station on the Saturday; I knew him before—he had on on April 22nd the same clothes as he has now—Fred Drew was with me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Baldwin said: "I believe that man stole that bicycle"—I picked you out from my own knowledge—the schoolmaster did not tell me to pick you out as being the tallest man—I have known you eighteen months.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-55" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK DREW</persName> </hi>. I am thirteen years old, and live at 6, Bartholomew Houses, Cloth Fair—on April 22nd I was with Jackson in Bartholomew Close, and saw the prisoner and another man with a bicycle, which he took into a house in Cockane's Buildings—I knew him as potman at the Red Cow—he had on light clothes, and at the station the same coat and waistcoat, but a different muffler—I also know him by his face.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw your face as you came from the door of the school about fifteen minutes' walk off—I have seen other people wheeling bicycles there—no one has put me up to saying what I have said.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-56" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY WALDEN</persName> </hi>. I am thirteen years old, and live at 4, Bridgwater Houses, Barbican—I was with Drew and Johnson on April 22nd, and saw the prisoner with a bicycle—he fell down—I knew him; he lived in our house six months.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I knew you eighteen months ago—I was asked if I had seen a man with a bicycle, and I and the others said that we had—I saw your face when you passed with the bicycle, and recognised you at the time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The schoolmaster asked the boys if they saw a man with a bicycle, and I said Yes—I did not give any name—I think the prisoner had been drinking.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-57" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM STACEY</persName> </hi>. I am thirteen years old, and live at 82, Bartholomew Close—I was with Drew and the other boys, and saw the prisoner wheeling a bicycle—he fell down, and I thought he was drunk, by the way he was walking—I had seen him before, and picked him out from others at the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I knew you by your face—I had seen you before at the Red Cow.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-58" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK HALLAM</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">City Police Sergeant.</hi>) On Saturday, March 25th, I saw the prisoner at the station—I told him he would be charged with stealing a bicycle on April 22nd—he said, "You have made a mistake; I can't ride a bicycle, and I don't even think I could push one along. I was in bed all the afternoon, and can prove it"—the spot where the boy says he fell, is only a few yards from East Passage—Cockane's Build
<lb/>ings is close to where he fell—he lives at 5, East Passage, on the top floor, and the bicycle was stolen from the ground floor.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-59" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA DAVIDSON</persName> </hi>. I am a widow, of 5, East Passage—I live on the</p>
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<p>third floor—the prisoner and his wife lived on that floor—I know this store-room—I had not been very well, and on Wednesday, April 22nd, the prisoner's wife came into my room and sat talking there for about twenty minutes—while we were talking the prisoner came into the room—I was lying ill in bed, and he asked me if I would have something to drink—I said, "No"—he had been drinking a little—he had his boots on—after 3.30 I heard somebody go out—it was a heavy tread—I heard the door slam, and two minutes afterwards I heard a crash like wood breaking—a quarter of an hour after that I heard the same step come up to the top floor—the prisoner is a big man, and I know his step.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-60" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD STEWART</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Examined by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>). I am a painter and lime-whiter—on April 22nd I got home at 5.20—a child spoke to me as I was going in, and I went to the top of the court and found a bicycle in the yard, which did not belong to me—I delivered it to a man who came and asked for it—I do not know his name, but I know him well—it was in the yard of No. 6—I have seen bicycles there before, and have had one there myself three months—they are left there to be repaired—I do not know the man who took it to my house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BEARD</hi>. I knew the man before who I gave the bicycle to, and I should know him again—I told the Magistrate that I knew him but did not know his name—I call him a casual acquaintance—his
<hi rend="italic">nick</hi> name is Bowery—I judged that it was second hand by the shape of the handle—I have been convicted of receiving—I could have got the prisoner out of trouble, but Detective Sergeant Mahon has been up to my place and given me a very bad name—it was a little girl about 9 1/2 who spoke to me—she did not say who put the bicycle there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence.</hi> I am innocent. I was upstairs. My wife can prove what time I went to work. I have never been charged before in my life. Here are my references for twelve years (
<hi rend="italic">Producing some letters.</hi>)</p>
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<interp inst="t19030518-461-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.†
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-461-19030518 t19030518-461-punishment-12"/>Six months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, May</hi> 19
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1903.</p>
<hi rend="italic">For the case of William Platel, tried this day, see Kent cases.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, May</hi> 19
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1903.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030518-463-offence-1 t19030518-name-64"/>Harry Harplin</persName> </rs>.
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to stealing two trowels and a rule the property of
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<hi rend="italic">Three other convictions were proved against Budd</hi>.
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<hi rend="italic">to which</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">FORD</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PICKERSGILL</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Policeman.</hi>) On Saturday, April 11th, at 12.30 p.m., I was in Aldermanbury with Constable Gale, and saw the prisoners acting in a suspicious manner—we watched them, and followed them into Aldermanbury Avenue—they came back into Aldermanbury, where Webb handed something to Ford, which he took from his right-hand jacket pocket—I could not see what it was—Ford left Webb and went into the doorway of 50, Aldermanbury—the door folds back from the centre—he closed the left-hand half and apparently inspected the letter box—the door is left open during the day—we remained in the street—he came out and rejoined Webb, and they walked into Alderman-bury Avenue—it was in the Easter holidays, and there were very few people about—they stood talking for a little time, and then came back into Aldermanbury—Webb remained on the footway and Ford went into the doorway of No. 49—he Game out, and they walked into Alderman-bury Avenue—I inspected the letter box behind the door of 49, and found it had been tampered with—we followed them into London Wall, and said we were police officers, and should take them into custody—we took them to Moor Lane police station—they made no reply to the charge of being suspected persons—I searched Webb, but found nothing on him—he gave his address, 49, Amwell Street, Pentonville; that is a post office, and he is not known there—we were watching them for about twenty-five minutes—I was concealed in a warehouse whilst they were working on the two doors—I could see out of the window, and was about 100 yards from them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Webb.</hi> It was not 50 yards away.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-72" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE GALE</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman.</hi>) On Saturday, April 11th, about mid day, I was with Maclean in Aldermanbury—I saw the prisoners—they went into Aldermanbury Avenue—they came back, and Ford handed Webb something—Ford examined the letter box of 50, Alderman-bury Avenue, Webb apparently keeping watch outside—they loitered some time—Ford then went into the doorway of 49, Aldermanbury Avenue, and I saw him tampering with the letter boxes—they both walked into London Wall—Maclean examined the letter boxes; I kept watch on the prisoners—we then told them they would be taken to the station for tampering with the letter boxes—I searched Ford, and found upon him these four bills of exchange for £95 Os. 2d., £100, £17 4s. 9d., and £34 13s. 6d. (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>), also this chisel, this broken knife with the cham
<lb/>pagne opener open, and these two street door keys (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—in Webb's presence I said to Ford, "How do you account for these documents being in your possession?"—he said, "We got them from Hatton Garden</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The conversation at the station took place in your presence—the inspector was present.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-73" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS DAVIS</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Police-Sergeant E.</hi>) I examined the letter box of 55, Hatton Garden—I found marks on it caused by some instrument forcing it—I compared this small chisel which was found, with the marks—they fitted exactly, as well as with marks on three or four letter-boxes in the vicinity.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-74" type="given" value="ADOLPH"/>ADOLPH BALTZER</persName> </hi>. I am secretary to Baer, Bechman and Co., Limited, 55, Hatton Garden—these four bills of exchange are drawn on my firm—they were sent by post—we have received numerous complaints from our customers—we never received these bills—they were shown to me by the police.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-75" type="given" value="CHARLES ROBERT"/>CHARLES ROBERT WORSFOLD</persName> </hi>. I am a postman, and on April 11th, about 8 a.m., I delivered about forty letters at 55, Hatton Garden for Baer, Bechman and Co.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Webb's statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I do not believe that Detective Gale has told the truth in his statement; William Ford says Detective Gale says I had an open knife on me; it was not open; Gale says I said me and Webb got the bills in Hatton Garden; that is a lie, Webb was not with me when I got the bills."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-76" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM STANGROOM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Police Inspector.</hi>) I was on duty when the two prisoners were brought into the station—after the officers had stated the charge, I said to Maclean, "Did you see these two men to-gether?"—he said, "Yes"—I said, "Did you see them speaking to one another?"—he said, "Yes"—I said, "Are you sure?"—he said, "Yes"—Gale corroborated him—when the bills were taken from Ford, Gale said, "How did you get these?"—he said, "We got them from Hatton Garden this morning"—Gale said, "Who do you mean by 'we'?"—Ford said, "Webb, of course, and I"—they were then charged—the conversation took place before the dock where I was standing—I was very careful to connect Webb with Ford.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Webb, in his defence on oath, said that the evidence of the detectives and the inspector was untrue, as Ford had not said that they were together when he (Ford) got the bills, that he did not know he had got them, that they had not met that day until about</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">a.m., when they went for a walk round the City, and that he did not know what Ford was looking into the doorways for.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-77" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-77" type="surname" value="COOMBER"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-77" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED COOMBER</persName> </hi>. I am a jewel-hole maker—Webb is my second son—we are eight in family—my wife is living—the prisoner lives at home—he was apprenticed to a cabinet maker, but his articles were cancelled, for stopping away from work—there have been two complaints about him, but his governor took him back after he cancelled his indentures—he will be twenty next September—he was receiving £1 a week when he left his governor.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-78" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM FORD</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner.</hi>) I have pleaded guilty to this offence—when I got these bills of exchange Webb was not with me—I left 40, Northampton Road, Clerkenwell, about 9 a.m., where I was lodging with a friend—I work with my father, who is a dealer—I went for a walk—I stole the bills, and about an hour afterwards I met Webb—he did not know I had them on me until I was searched—I did not say at the police-station that Webb and I had got them from Hatton Garden that morning—I refused to tell Gale anything about the bills until the last.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">A. COOMBER</hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) My son was living at my house on April 11th—he was then out of employment—he left home about 8.45 a.m.—I saw him go out—my house is about fifteen minutes' walk from Hatton Garden—I always reckoned he went out to look for work.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">A. BALTZER</hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) As a rule we commence business at 9 a.m.—I am first to arrive at the office—I first of all take the letters from the letter box—on April 11th I arrived about 10.20, as it was Good Friday and there was no business—there were no letters there that morning.
<hi rend="largeCaps">WEBB</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>.
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<hi rend="italic">Three months' hard labour.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FORD</hi>,†
<hi rend="italic">against whom three previous convictions were proved</hi>;
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<hi rend="italic">Nine months' hard labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE GAMBLE</hi> (28)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">A soldier</hi>), Having been entrusted with £2 4s., did fraudulently convert the same to his own benefit.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HARVEY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-80" type="surname" value="BAKER"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-80" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA BAKER</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of William Baker, a warehouseman—the prisoner lodged with us for about twelve-months—he was with us on March 27th—I gave him £2 4s. to go to the office and pay the rates and taxes—when he came to us he was a porter at the Shoreditch workhouse, but he has been out of work for a long time—he had paid the rates for me on a previous occasion—they were to be paid to Mr. Barr, in Kingsland Road—I next saw the prisoner at Worship Street Police Court about four weeks afterwards.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-81" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-81" type="surname" value="HODSON"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-81" type="given" value="RANDALL"/>RANDALL HODSON</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Detective G.</hi>) On April 24th I saw the prisoner at Salisbury; I took him in charge—I had a warrant and read it to him—he said, "I had the money, but I lost it, and I did not care to go back to Mrs. Baker, if I could have got the money I would have repaid her"—he is a Militiaman, that is why he was at Salisbury—he had only been there three or four days.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-82" type="surname" value="BARR"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-82" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED BARR</persName> </hi>. I am a rate collector at Shoreditch—William Baker is on my list to pay rates—on March 27th £2 4s. was due—I did not receive that money on that day—Mrs. Baker came and made a com
<lb/>munication to me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence on oath, said that he had received the money; that he put it into his pocket, and when he got to the office it was gone; that he was ashamed to go back to Mrs. Baker; that he intended to go back or write to her, but did not.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19030518-466-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, May</hi> 19
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1903</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES RICHARD VALENTINE</hi> </persName>
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<interp inst="t19030518-467-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-467-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t19030518-467-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="bankrupcy"/>. to attempting, after the presentation of a bankruptcy petition against him, to account for £700, part of his property, by fictitious entries. </rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-467-19030518 t19030518-467-punishment-19"/>Four months without hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="def1-468-19030518" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ARTHUR WINKLEY</hi> </persName> and
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<interp inst="def2-468-19030518" type="age" value="22"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALBERT FISK</hi> (22)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19030518-468-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-468-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="sodomy"/>, Committing an act of gross indecency with each other.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. C. F. GILL</hi>., K.C., and
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. C. W. MATHEWS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Winkley;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">defended Fish.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">For the cases tried this day, see Surrey cases.</hi>)</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, May</hi> 19
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1903.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before J. A. Rentoul, Esq., K.C.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ARTHUR GARRETT</hi> (25)</persName>, and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM BRENNAN</hi> (46)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19030518-469-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="violentTheft"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030518-469-offence-1 t19030518-name-88"/>Edward Thomas Cross</persName>, and stealing £11 his money.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TRICKETT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">defended Brennan.</hi> </p>
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<persName id="t19030518-name-89" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030518-name-89" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-89" type="surname" value="CROSS"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-89" type="given" value="EDWARD THOMAS"/>EDWARD THOMAS CROSS</persName> </hi>. I am a butcher—on the evening of April 2nd I was in the White Lion, High Street, Islington—I went there about 5 and stayed till about 8.30—in the bar I saw the two prisoners and three other men—they asked me to treat them, and I did so two or three times—during that time Garrett took three half-pence out of my right hand waistcoat pocket, looked at it and then put it back—I had £11 in a paper bag in my left hand trousers pocket, and some loose silver in the right pocket—I paid for the drink with the loose silver—when I left the White Lion I went into the Number One and had a glass of ale—I was not in there more than five minutes—I then went into the urinal in Sermon Lane—the prisoners and their companions followed me in—Garrett pinned my hands behind me while Brennan took the gold out of my pocket—they then made off—I went to Upper Street Police Station and gave information—on May 8th I was taken to Upper Street Police Station, where I identified Garrett from nine or ten other men—on the 11th I went there again and identified Brennan.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Garrett.</hi> I do not know why you put the three half-pence back—I was quite sober.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>. I did not go into the George public-house—Brennan was with the other men in the White Lion—I did not know him before this night—he was wearing corduroys.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030518-name-90" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030518-name-90" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-90" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-90" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SMITH</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Detective-Sergeant N.</hi>) About 7.30 on the 8th inst. I saw Garrett at Snow Hill Police Station—I told him I should take him to Upper Street Police Station, where he would be put up for identification for stealing on April 2nd, in the urinal at Sermon Lane, £11 6s.—he said, "You know that is not my game, I generally like to have a shilling in my</p>
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<p>pocket without that"—on the way to Upper Street he said, "It is a long while ago, I cannot remember where I was that day"—he was put with nine other men, and Cross at once identified him—he was charged, and in reply said, "He is drunk."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Garrett.</hi> You were at work in the Meat Market when you were arrested—Cross was not drunk when he identified you.</p>
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<persName id="t19030518-name-91" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030518-name-91" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-91" type="surname" value="HALL"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-91" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HALL</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Policeman N.</hi>) On May 11th, I saw Brennan at King's Cross Road Police Station—I told him he would have to come with me to Upper Street Police Station on suspicion of robbing a man of £11 6s. in the urinal in Sermon Lane on April 2nd—he said, "I have heard about it, I am innocent; I know nothing at all about it"—I conveyed him to Upper Street—on the way he said, "You see how I am dressed, I want men the same as I am dressed"—he was put with nine other men, and Cross identified him—he was formally charged, and made no reply.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Garrett, in his defence on oath said that he knew nothing about the robbery, and that it was a case of mistaken identity.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Brennan, in his defence on oath, said that he was in the George public house with Kelly, when Cross came in with a man named Kennedy, and they all four had drink together; that when Cross went out, Kennedy followed him, but that he remained in the public house with Kelly; and never went into the urinal in Sermon Lane that night.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for Brennan's Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-92" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-92" type="surname" value="KELLY"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-92" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN KELLY</persName> </hi>. I am a shoeblack of 40, Payne Street, Copenhagen Street, Barnsbury—my stand is at the corner of Liverpool Road and Upper Street—on April 2nd, between 9 and 10 p.m., I remember being in the George public house with Brennan—the prosecutor, and a man named Kennedy came in, and the prosecutor stood us some drink—they stayed about half an hour, and then went out together—Brennan and I remained in the George for half an hour after Cross and Kennedy left.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TRICKETT</hi>. I have known Brennan for a good number of years—I do not know Cross—I had never seen him before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by. Garrett.</hi> I do not know you, and have never been in your company.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030518-name-93" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030518-name-93" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-93" type="surname" value="TIPLER"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-93" type="given" value="NORA"/>NORA TIPLER</persName> </hi>. I am Brennan's sister, and live with him at 27, Rodney Street, Pentonville—on April 2nd, he was wearing a pair of dark tweed trousers, as I was washing his corduroys—he only has two pairs.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Garrett.</hi> I do not know you, and have never seen you in my brother's company.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030518-name-94" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030518-name-94" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-94" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-94" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES SMITH</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector.</hi>) I took the charge from Cross on April 2nd, about 10.30 p.m.—he was sober, but had been drinking.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-95" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-95" type="surname" value="CROSS"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-95" type="given" value="EDWARD THOMAS"/>EDWARD THOMAS CROSS</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) Between the time of the robbery and 10.30, when I got to Upper Street Police Station, I went to several public houses to try and find the men.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">They then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">to previous convictions, Garrett at Guildhall on March</hi> 30
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1900,
<hi rend="italic">and Brennan at this Court on June</hi> 29
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1891.—
<hi rend="largeCaps">GARRETT</hi>,
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve months' hard labour</hi> </rs>.—
<hi rend="italic">Seven other convictions were proved against</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BRENNAN</hi>,
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<hi rend="italic">appeared for Jacobs, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ABINGER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">for Sucker.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ABINGER</hi>. I had only been into two public houses, and had had a glass of whisky in each—I was not fined last week for drunkenness, nor at all—the court where I was robbed was dark, but I had a good opportunity of seeing Sucker.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ABINGER</hi>. I was not more than a yard away when the robbery took place; I could have put my hand on the men—I am positive about Sucker being one of the four.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Constable E.</hi>) On April 27th, about 11.30 p.m., Woods brought the prosecutor's jacket to me at Hunter Street Police Station, and in consequence of something he told me, I went to St. Pancras Station to try and find the prosecutor—I found him, and took him to the station—I then went to 25, Tunbridge Street, with Woods, and he identified the two prisoners—there were about twenty men in the place altogether—I told them I was a police officer, and should arrest them for stealing £5</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FOWKE</hi>. Woods was not asked to identify the prisoners at the station, as he had done so at the restaurant—he was then quite certain about them both—at the police court, I think he said that he was not quite sure about Jacobs.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ABINGER</hi>.—He picked out a wrong man after identifying Sucker, and before identifying Jacobs—the man picked out by mistake was not at the restaurant—when I went to the restaurant, the two prisoners were playing at cards, I think.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Mr. Fowke submitted that there was no evidence to go to the Jury against Jacobs in which the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">concurred.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JACOBS</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030518-470-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for Sucker.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-102" type="given" value="TOBIAS"/>TOBIAS CHASKELBERG</persName> </hi>. I keep a restaurant at 25, Tunbridge Street, King's Cross—I know Sucker as a customer—on Monday, April 27th, the police came to the house—Sucker came in at about 5.30 to tea, and had some eggs, bread and butter, and tea—afterwards he played at dominos and cards with some other men—my wife sits by the door and takes the money as the customers go out—I know Sucker did not go out between 5.30 and the time the police came, because he had not paid.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MAHAFFY</hi>. When I asked the policeman what was the matter, he did not answer me—he did not ask me how long Sucker had been in my shop, and I did not tell him that he had only been there a short time.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-103" type="given" value="DORA"/>DORA CHASKELBERG</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Tobias Chaskelberg—on the night the police came to the shop, Sucker came in between 5.30 and 6 o'clock—I see everybody that comes in and goes out, and I swear that Sucker did not go out till the police came in.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He did not come in at 2 o'clock.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-104" type="given" value="BARNET"/>BARNET LINDERMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a grocer—I know Sucker—on the night he was arrested I went into the restaurant about 8 o'clock; he was there then—I left at 11.10, and Sucker was there then—I swear he did not go out while I was there—I was playing a game of cards called sixty-six with him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PERROMANN</hi>. I am a tailor of 25, Tunbridge Street—I went into the restaurant about 8.15, and was playing at sixty-six with Sucker till he was arrested.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-105" type="given" value="HYMAN"/>HYMAN FINOVITCH</persName> </hi>. I am a tailor—I went to the restaurant about</p>
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<p>9 o'clock and saw Sucker there playing at cards—I stayed till the police came in—Sucker did not go out in the interval.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Sucker is not a friend of mine; I knew him as a cus
<lb/>tomer; I have made a suit of clothes for him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sucker, in his defence on oath, said that he went to the restaurant about</hi> 5.30,
<hi rend="italic">and did not leave till the police came in and arrested him.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030518-470-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday and Thursday, May</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th and</hi> 21
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1903.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">HENRY</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. C. W. MATHEWS</hi>. and
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BIRON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>. and
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEYCESTER</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-110" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN HARTLEY</persName> </hi>. I am managing director of J. Watson and Co., Limited, 61, Crutched Friars, tea blenders—in March, 1902, we had a man named Hooper in our employment, who worked in the warehouse under the foreman, keeping the rough warehouse books—his wages were 27s. 6d.—he was nineteen years old—we had a warehouseman named Henry in our employ—his wages were 35s. a week—he was about twenty-three years old—he had been with us two years—we took stock of our tea in February, and there was a small, deficiency unaccounted for—we again took stock on April 23rd, and found a deficiency of about 1,300 lbs., worth about £75—in consequence of that discovery I spoke to Hooper—I afterwards had an interview with him, at which he made a statement, in consequence of which he was given in custody—his statement involved Henry, who was spoken to on the matter in the presence of Hooper—in consequence of what he said he was also given into custody—they were subsequently prosecuted at the Mansion House, and committed for trial—during the proceedings at the Mansion House certain fresh facts came to my knowledge, in consequence of which I applied for a warrant against Allen—I had known him for some time—he was in the habit of coming to our premises to buy or sell empty chests, or buy old tea lead—we never sold him any tea or bought tea from him—the tea comes to us in whole chests, and we usually sell it in half chests containing 66 lbs.—the whole chests we receive contain about 100 lbs.—some of the empty chests being of no use to us are sold, and were sold to Allen among other people—as a rule we cut them down to a smaller size—the chest produced marked "198" with "A. S." in red on it we got from the Metropolitan Bonded Warehouses, Limited, of which Mr. Marzette is the managing director, on March 18th—the "A. S." in a monogram is the mark of the Ardja Sarie estates, from whence the chest came—there is also on the chest "Break No. 67"—every parcel of tea bears a consecutive break number—there is also on the empty chest, "Chest No. 24"—we have books in Court containing entries relating to it—the chests are brought in by car-men and taken in by Hooper and Henry, and an entry made in a book—</p>
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<p>I do not keep the books—looking at the chest I say that it was on my premises and formed part of my stock—I missed it when stock was taken on April 23rd—I next saw it at 11, Haydon Street, City, Allen's place of business, on May 11th—when there I saw the other chest, which is in Court—I cannot identify it so positively; it is the class of chest we should buy empty and re-pack—the number "696 "agrees with the number of one of our missing boxes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We have done business with Allen for about two years, selling him a number of empty half-chests and tea lead—when he was in custody I went to his premises with Inspector Phillips and my solicitor and an accountant, to examine some books and papers there—the police were in possession—I did not see the chest "A" brought into our warehouse—I cannot say that I saw the numbers of that chest till after the prosecution" against Hooper and Henry was commenced—I know we bought the "break" which contained this chest amongst others—we purchase chests called "Venestas."</p>
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<lb/>politan Bonded Warehouses, Limited, 9, John Street, Crutched Friars—the dock warrant produced refers to the half-chest now in Court—the markings and numbers are the same.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The warrant is not signed by me, but by somebody authorised by me—my knowledge as to the numbers on the chest is derived from this warrant and my books, which are kept by my clerk.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-112" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM DONOGHUE</persName> </hi>. I was employed in March last by Mr. Woodroof, who did a little carting for Watson, Limited—on March 17th or 18th I collected thirty chests from the Metropolitan Bonded Warehouses, which I took to J. Waston, Limited, at Rangoon Street, City.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not compare the numbers of the chest with the delivery note.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner.</hi>) I am a warehouseman, of 43, Thorne-grove Road, Upton Park—about two years ago I went into the prosecutors' employment, who were then Hartley Bros., carrying on a tea blending business at 61, Crutched Friars—there was also a man named Hooper employed there—I have pleaded guilty to stealing this tea—I first saw Allen about March, 1902, when he came to the warehouse—we were buying some empty packages, and he asked me if I could do with some—I said I could if I could get them cheap—he came again, and I asked him if he could get me some—he said he could not, not just then—there was a stack of empty leaded half chests, which Mr. Hartley authorized me to sell, and Allen said to me, "Do you want to sell those?"—I said, "Yes"—he asked me what I wanted for them—I said, "10s. a dozen"—he would not give that price—he came again two days later and saw the half-chests still in the same place—he asked me if I had sold them—I said, "No"—he said, "Well, I will have them at 10s. a dozen; I might as well have them as anybody else"—he further said, "You can put some-thing in them if you like"—I said, "Some what?"—and he said, "Some tea"—I replied, "Are you tempting me or sent to try me?"—he said, "No, it is all right, I will give you 6d. a pound"—I told him I would see</p>
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<p>about it—the next day he came with a van, and I with Hooper and another man put the chests on the van—while it was being done he asked me if I had anything done up—I said, "No"—he said, "What is this?" and kicked a half-chest full of tea—on the spur of the moment I said, "Take that"—he took it—that was the first occasion on which anything was stolen—he told me to go round to his warehouse and he would pay me, which I did—he paid me 33s., being 6d. a pound for 66 lbs. of tea—I gave Hooper 11s. of the money—Allen came again about ten days later and said, "Have you got anything coming along?"—I replied, "I do not like letting any more go as I cannot make it up"—I next day agreed to send another half-chest, and I asked a Great Western Railway carman, who used to call at our warehouse for packages, to take it round to Allen, which he did—I gave him a shilling for delivering a half-chest and ls. 6d. for a full one—Allen used to come two or three times a week to Northum-berland Alley, where we then were, and I used to send round to him a half-chest and sometimes a full one, about once a month—each time I got my 6d. a pound, of which I gave Hooper 2d. a pound—since last February, when we moved to Crutched Friars, chests of tea used to go to Allen on an average once a week or once a fortnight—the last chest in the indictment was delivered to Allen on April 21st—I got the money for it—I had bought from Allen some partition for a greenhouse for 5s., a door for 2s. 6d., and three water tubs for 3s.—the three tubs was an old account—the 3s. was deducted from one of the amounts I received—the door of Allen's warehouse was usually shut and opened by a man named Strahan—from February until April 23rd I think stole about 1,300 lbs. of tea in this way—in March I and Hooper got frightened and decided to tell our governor—we did not know they were taking stock, or would have done so before—the chest produced in Court is similar to ones we have had.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Cut down chests were never sold by my firm empty, always full—our trade was nearly all out of London, but not quite—Allen first wanted to sell some chests to us, what are called "Venestas"—he was a seller of one kind of empty chests and a buyer of another—I said to Hooper that Allen had asked me if we could let him have some tea—he said, "I have been straightforward up to now and honest, and I will see about it"—when he came in, we had agreed to share equally, but I only gave Hooper a third of what I received: Allen suggested to me that 1 should do so—all I have related as to the conversations is entirely from memory—I have no private business of my own nor has my wife—all the tea we Stole was delivered to Allen.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-114" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HARTLEY</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) A record is kept of the chests of tea as they are sold, and it was Hooper's duty to make the entries.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-115" type="given" value="LESLIE"/>LESLIE MARZETTE</persName> </hi>. I am one of the firm of Metropolitan Bonded Warehouses, Limited—the warrant produced is signed by me—it refers to a consignment of tea, and has on it the letters "A. S." and the numbers "198-203"—it contains an order to deliver that consignment to a carman named Woodroof, who called on behalf of Betts, Hartley and Co.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not check the numbers with the packages—the document was put before me by one of my clerks, and I signed it.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-116" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK KNELLER</persName> </hi>. I am check scale clerk to the Metropolitan Bonded Warehouses, Limited—I superintend the checking and weighing of all chests of tea—having done that, I record it in the landing book—the entry of August 16th, 1902, is in my writing—it says, "Ardja Sarie," and the numbers of the chests appear, Nos. 190 to 220, which would include 198.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The landing book only shows that the chest was in our warehouse at one time.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-117" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER THOMSON</persName> </hi>. I am a warrant clerk employed by Marzette's firm—I signed the warrant produced—I prepare the weigh notes for the landing book with Mr. Wilson—he repeats the numbers as I call them out—it refers to this chest, amongst others, now in Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-118" type="given" value="HENRY JAMES"/>HENRY JAMES WILSON</persName> </hi>. I am a warrant clerk with the last witness—I helped to fill up the warrant produced according to figures called out by him—the figures" 198 "with the weight, were written by me.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-119" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY WARD</persName> </hi>. I am delivery foreman in Mr. Marzette's firm—it is my duty to check on two floors every chest of tea which goes out of the building—the chest in court with "198" on it I checked on March 18th, and then scratched through the number on the warrant produced, and also initialled the warrant—having looked at the warrant I am able to say that the chest was delivered to Mr. Woodroof's van on March 18th.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-120" type="given" value="JAMES HOUSDON"/>JAMES HOUSDON HARTLEY</persName> </hi>. I am a partner in Betts, Hartley and Co.—I remember buying on November 11th, 1902, eighteen chests of "Ardja Sarie" tea, and on the 19th a further twelve chests of the same tea—these are the contracts of that tea (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—I sold them to J. Watson and Co., Limited.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-121" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES JAQUES</persName> </hi>. I live at 19, Clarence Road, Wood Green—I am cashier to Betts, Hartley and Co—I received two contracts for the pur
<lb/>chase of thirty chests of tea, and put them before Mr. Hartley—later on I received particulars of the weight and numbers of the tea bought under those contracts, which would be entered by my assistant in a book and checked by me—looking at this entry in the tea-book I can say that a chest marked "S. A 198" was one of the thirty chests bought and sold by us to Watson, Limited—on referring to the sales book it appears as having been sold to J. Watson, Limited—soon afterwards we received the warrants relating to the tea, which I handed to a shipping clerk, Cros
<lb/>combe, who cleared the tea.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-122" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS CROSCOMBE</persName> </hi>. I am a shipping clerk in Betts, Hartley and Co.'s employment—Jaques instructed me to clear certain tea from the bonded warehouse—the warrant produced is signed by me—it contains particulars of a chest of tea marked "A. S. 67, 1902, No. 198"—I wrote on the warrant, the order for delivery, to Mr. Woodroof's carman.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner.</hi>) I live at 182, Queen's Road, Batter-sea—I have pleaded guilty with Henry to stealing this tea—I am nineteen years old—I have been with Watson and Co. about five years—my wages at the time of these occurrences were 27s. 6d. a week—in March, 1902, I was working in the warehouse under Henry—I remember some</p>
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<p>time in March, 1902, seeing Allen in conversation with Henry—after he had gone Henry spoke to me about something—Allen came again next day—Henry spoke to me again—in consequence of what he said I agreed to do something—some little time after Allen came with a cart and took away some empty half-chests which he had purchased—besides the empties a half-chest of tea was put on the van, taken out of our warehouse—that was the subject matter of the communication Henry made to me some days before—I knew it was being stolen—the receipt dated March 6th, 1902, is, I believe, the receipt for the empties; it includes some tea lead—I got 11s. for the half-chest of tea—I did not know that Henry got 6d. alb for the tea—I remember Dival coming and taking a half-chest round to Allen's warehouse—a chest of tea used to go round about once a week or a fortnight, or once in three weeks, every now and again—I always received my money from Henry—the chests went round to Allen more frequently later on—about a month or five weeks before it was found out, I believe Henry said that the practice had better stop—the chest in Court I recognise as having been on our premises, and it was one of those which went out with the tea in it to Allen's place—I identify it by the way it is cut down and the way the patches are put in.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not say at the police court that I could identify it as one of those that went to Allen's, I do not think I was asked the question—I never had any conversation with Allen about the matter, and never received any money from him—I at first kept a record on paper of the chests that went away, but it was destroyed—this was for the purpose of seeing I got my share of the money—I have no connection with any shop—the only tea I disposed of was disposed of to Allen—the whole deficiency I say has gone to Allen.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I confessed to Mr. Hartley on Sunday, April 26th, at his private house—on the Monday I was taken to Crutched Friars, and there, in the presence of Mr. Hartley and Inspector Phillips, saw Henry, who also confessed.,</p>
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-124" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS DIVAL</persName> </hi>. I am a carman in the Great Western Railway Company's employment, and live at 34, Hamilton Grove Road, Bow—I called every evening at Watson's to see if there were any parcels—in that way I knew Hooper and Henry—Henry spoke to me, and in consequence I took a half-chest of tea to the Calcutta Tea Company—I did so on a good many occasions—I did not account to the Great Western Railway Company for the shilling I received each time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I cannot say when the business began—I should say I took round about twenty chests and half-chests—I never had any sus-picion that anything wrong was being done.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-125" type="given" value="JAMES THOMAS"/>JAMES THOMAS WEDGE</persName> </hi>. I live at 38, Dean Street, Mercer Road—I was van boy under Dival—I have been with his van to Mr. Hartley's place, Northumberland Avenue—Dival used on occasions to take a chest or a half-chest of tea from the van, at the top of Haydon Street, and walk down the street with it—I cannot say where he took it to—the van used to wait at the top of the street.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I cannot say when it first started—I did not think Dival was doing wrong—I had only to look after the van.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-126" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN STRAHAN</persName> </hi>. I was warehouseman to Allen for about five years—I live at 85, Swatton Road, Bow—I have seen Henry at our place lots of times—he used to come to see Allen—I remember a Great Western carman coming to our place—he had a chest of tea the first time—I took it in and asked no questions—all sorts of goods used to come, such as potted meats, machinery in cases, broom handles, and tapioca—the
<hi rend="italic">governor</hi> goes to auction sales and buys all sorts of goods—when tea came I took it upstairs, weighed it, and then put it on the floor and blended it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I kept no books, Allen did all the writing—it was my duty to take things in and send them out when told to—it was no business of mine where they came from or where they were going to—Allen used to attend railway sales.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-127" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN STEWART</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective.</hi>) On May 8th I took charge of Allen's premises, 11, Haydon Street—I there found the half-chest and chest produced, amongst about 100 others—I found
<hi rend="italic">these</hi> books also, consisting of two ledgers, one pass book, cheque book, and a number of Pickford's bills for conveying goods—I was present when the accountant went through the books.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I took possession of Allen's premises after his arrest—I found nothing there connected with these proceedings except what I produce.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-128" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY PHILLIPS</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Inspector, City.</hi>) I arrested Allen on a warrant on May 8th for receiving a large quantity of stolen tea—he made no reply when the warrant was read—at the station, when he was charged, he said, "Who lays the warrant?"—I said, "The warrant has been issued at the information of Watson and Co."—he was searched—I found on him a draft letter and this tea book—the draft letter was to the
<hi rend="italic">Daily Telegraph</hi>, disclaiming all connection of the Calcutta Tea Company with the two young men charged at the Mansion House with stealing tea—it was not published—at page 57 of this tea book, under date April 22nd, I find this entry, "P. Henry," and opposite, in the margin, I find "£113s.," and underneath "had £1 10s.," showing that 3s. was deducted from the £1 13s.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ABERNETHY</hi>. I am one of the firm of Jackson, Taylor, Abernethy, and Co., chartered accountants, of Dash wood House, 9, New Broad Street—I went through the business books of the Calcutta Tea Company in the presence of the police—I found this sales ledger—it purports to show the sales of tea, but I am unable from it to say how much tea was sent out; I have, however, arrived at the amount from taking Pickford's accounts, which I made out to be about 25,000 lbs.—there is no record as to where the tea came from, or what was paid for it, or how delivered.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was plain from my examination of the books that no complete record was kept—it was also plain from what I saw in the place that he dealt in tea to a very large amount, and other articles, such as office furniture.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-129" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN STEWART</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) When I searched the premises I found, besides tea chests, a large quantity of potted meats, sweets, sago, brown-paper machinery, cutters, grinders and sifters, wood pulp, a quantity of brass screws and earthenware teapots, and many other things.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Allen, in his defence on oath, stated that he had been in business for fifteen years, that he attended railway sales and others, and bought all sorts of mis
<lb/>cellaneous goods; that he had bought half-chests from Messrs. Hartley, and sold them "Venesta" chests; that the story told by Henry as to kicking the half chest of tea and asking him to send it to him was untrue, as also was what Hooper said; that he could offer no explanation as to the entry of</hi> £113
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">in the book found on him, and could not say how the chests found on his premises came there.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ALLEN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Five years' penal servitude</hi> </rs>.
<hi rend="italic">Henry and Hooper received good characters.</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Six months' hard labour.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Four days' imprisonment.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, May</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 21
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1903.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SAMUEL KLEIDER</hi> (27)</persName>, and
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<interp inst="def4-473-19030518" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="def4-473-19030518" type="surname" value="JACOBOVITCH"/>
<interp inst="def4-473-19030518" type="given" value="HARRY"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HARRY JACOBOVITCH</hi> (21)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19030518-473-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-473-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/>, Stealing thirty-nine dozen, calf skins, the property of the London and North-Western Railway Company, the masters of Hall and Desmond. </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HALL</hi> and
<hi rend="largeCaps">DESMOND</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t19030518-473-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19030518-473-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-473-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. J. P. GRAIN, PETER GRAIN</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">J. B. ASPINALL</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS. MATHEWS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SYMMONS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Kleider; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. VALETTA</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">for Jacobovitch.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030518-name-136" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030518-name-136" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-136" type="surname" value="BAUER"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-136" type="given" value="LUDWIG"/>LUDWIG BAUER</persName> </hi>. I am chief of the forwarding department of Carl Fraudenburg and Company, of Weinheim. Baden—on January 27th I sent two boxes of calf skins to Samuel Barrow Brothers, Leicester—one case contained eighteen dozen and the other twenty-one dozen, worth about £250—the cases were marked "C. F. 575" and "C. F. 576"—they were packed by Mr. Phlasterer—the skins, except three dozen inferior stock, were marked with our brand, for Barrow by the packer—I recognised the fifteen dozen I saw at Leman Street as our make, which were packed in the cases sent to Barrow.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SYMMONS</hi>. We send several lots nearly every week—a large quantity are on the market—except three dozen they were marked "B medium"—the mark is still on the case—we have manu
<lb/>factured the same class of skins for Barrow about 2 1/2 years.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030518-name-137" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030518-name-137" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-137" type="surname" value="PHLASTERER"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-137" type="given" value="PHILIP"/>PHILIP PHLASTERER</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Interpreted.</hi>) I am packer for Carl Fraudenburg,</p>
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<p>of Weinheim, Baden—on January 26th I packed two cases containing thirty-nine dozen of box-calf skins—I know the writing of these tickets and the contents of the cases to be that of our machine man—after they were written they were handed to me—I checked the goods with the tickets—the figures show the measurements—the cases were sound and not broken, and well packed—the skins shown to me at the police court correspond with the complete dozens described on the tickets.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030518-name-138" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030518-name-138" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-138" type="surname" value="DALTON"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-138" type="given" value="WINNELL"/>WINNELL DALTON</persName> </hi>. I am a checker for the Great Eastern Railway Company, at Bishopsgate Goods Station—on February 5th I saw truck No. 8,839 arrive from Parkstone Quay, Harwich, with goods from steamers—I found two cases marked C. F. 575 and C. F. 576—this is my sheet—I put them on the platform for dispatch to their destination.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030518-name-139" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030518-name-139" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-139" type="surname" value="HERBERT"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-139" type="given" value="JOHN JAMES"/>JOHN JAMES HERBERT</persName> </hi>. I am a checker at Bishopsgate Goods Station of the Great Eastern Railway—on February 5th I saw the cases, C. F. 575 and C. F. 576, put on carman Rose's van in sound and good condition—this is my sheet—they were addressed to Barrow, of Leicester.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030518-name-140" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030518-name-140" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-140" type="surname" value="ROSE"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-140" type="given" value="JAMES ROBERT"/>JAMES ROBERT ROSE</persName> </hi>. I am a carman for the Great Eastern Railway Company—on February 5th I loaded on to my van the two cases C. F. 575 and C. F. 576 to be taken to the Broad Street Station of the London and North-Western Railway, where I took them and delivered them as I received them, in sound and good condition—I got this sheet signed.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030518-name-141" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030518-name-141" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-141" type="surname" value="CHRISTMAS"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-141" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN CHRISTMAS</persName> </hi>. I am a receiving clerk at Broad Street Station—I sign for goods brought in—this is the prisoner Hall's signature in pencil on this sheet—that is my authority to sign for them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030518-name-142" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030518-name-142" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-142" type="surname" value="HALL"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-142" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HALL</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner.</hi>) I have pleaded guilty to being concerned in stealing two cases from Broad Street—this pencil signature is mine—it was my duty to check the goods coming in and sign for them—I re-collect the two cases coming—I had been spoken to by a man in the Baker and Basket public-house at the end of last year—I consigned the cases C. F. 575 and C. F. 576 by this fresh note, and Desmond labeled them to Wright, of Bedford—I had received the name of Wright and instructions where to send them—this is my signature in pencil, "W. P. Brown, 5.2.03."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030518-name-143" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030518-name-143" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-143" type="surname" value="BARRADEL"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-143" type="given" value="WILLIAM MORRIS"/>WILLIAM "MORRIS BARRADEL</persName> </hi>. I am assistant manager to Samuel Barrow Brothers, at Leicester, leather merchants—about February 5th I expected consignments of leather from Fraudenburg, of Weinheim, Baden—I did not receive them—this skin has the special mark put on skins consigned from Fraudenburg to us.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MATHEWS</hi>. We sell again. Jeremiah John Twoomey. I was a checker at Broad Street Goods Station on February 5th—I was checking goods loaded for Bedford—I received this consignment note, signed "W. P. Brown, 5.2.03 '—I loaded the two cases marked on this note, and consigned to Wright, of Bedford, into truck No. 2529—my initials are on the note.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030518-name-144" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030518-name-144" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-144" type="surname" value="HILLS"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-144" type="given" value="ARTHUR GEORGE"/>ARTHUR GEORGE HILLS</persName> </hi>. I am a carman in the employment of the London and North-Western Railway at Bedford—on February 6th I received on my dray at Bedford Station the two cases from the Broad Street truck, addressed to Wright, Ampthill Street, Bedford—a man I</p>
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<p>had delivered goods to before paid the carnage, 15s. 4d., and on his in
<lb/>structions I took them to the Midland Station platform and left them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030518-name-145" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030518-name-145" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-145" type="surname" value="ABBOTT"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-145" type="given" value="ALFRED SAMUEL"/>ALFRED SAMUEL ABBOTT</persName> </hi>. I am a soldier—in February I was a porter at the Midland Station at Bedford—on February 6th I received two cases from the carman Hills—the man who received them when they were unloaded, told me to consign them to Jackson. St. Pancras Goods Station, till called for—I saw them "put into a truck which was being loaded for St. Pancras Goods Station.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030518-name-146" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030518-name-146" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-146" type="surname" value="PRATT"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-146" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE PRATT</persName> </hi>. I am a checker employed by the Midland Railway Company, at St. Pancras goods station—on February 7th I received two cases from Bedford consigned and addressed to Jackson till called for—the marks on them were "CF 575" and "CF 576"—when unloaded they were put on the platform and marked "Pro."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030518-name-147" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030518-name-147" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-147" type="surname" value="MCDONALD"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-147" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MCDONALD</persName> </hi>. I am a checker employed by the Midland Railway Company, at St. Pancras goods station—on February 7th I delivered to a man, who had a pony and trap, two cases addressed to Jackson—he signed in the name of Jackson in this delivery book, and took them away in good condition.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030518-name-148" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030518-name-148" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-148" type="surname" value="KASS"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-148" type="given" value="PHILIP"/>PHILIP KASS</persName> </hi>. I am one of the firm of Kass and Gamble, of 21, Fournier Street, Spitalfields, boot upper manufacturers—I have known Kleider a few months, trading as H. W. Morris and Co.—he brought me a sample of box calf skins on February 11th—he asked me to buy at 11d. a foot—I bought a dozen at 10 1/2 d. a square foot—on February 13th Jacobovitch brought the stuff and this invoice—I used up the goods except the six skins before me which I handed to the police—I have known Jacobovitch because of his father dealing formerly in leather—he paid by acceptances on the day he brought the stuff, and the receipt was given at the same time ready made out.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SYMMONS</hi>. I knew Kleider as Kleider—I knew where he carried on business—there was no secrecy—the business was done in the ordinary way, and the price was fair—I examined the goods after I bought them—I sold some—some were marked; some not.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. VALETTA</hi>. I knew Jacobovitch only as traveller for Kleider.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030518-name-149" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030518-name-149" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-149" type="surname" value="APPLE"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-149" type="given" value="NATHAN"/>NATHAN APPLE</persName> </hi>. I am one of the firm of Trop Brothers and Apple, boot manufacturers, 132, High Street, Shadwell—I have dealt with Kleider—on February 23rd he brought some samples of skins—my
<hi rend="italic">boss</hi>, Mr. Trop,' called and saw the stuff at 128, Whitechapel Road—"Morris and Co." was on the outside of the shop, where there were on shelves skins of all sorts, and soles, and all sorts of leather—Jacobovitch got some things down to show me—I asked him the price and he asked 9 1/4 d. a foot—I agreed—this invoice was made out—the item is £3 3s. 5d.—the receipt was brought with the stuff by Jacobovitch, and is signed "
<hi rend="italic">Per pro</hi> H. W. Morris and Co., February 23rd"—I bought other goods a month later—I bought six more skins at the same price in their shop—Kleider and Jaco
<lb/>bovitch were present—I gave up two of the skins to the police: the rest I worked up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">Mr. Mathews</hi>. My place of business was about</p>
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<p>ten minutes' walk from the prisoners'—I paid by cheque—a boy was in the shop—everything was regular—I bought eight skins in all—two of the skins were marked.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. VALETTA</hi>. I only knew Jacobovitch as traveller. Harry Vander Linde. I am clerk to A. and W. Cohen, boot manu
<lb/>facturers, of 4, Fournier Street—on February 25th Jacobovitch brought a single calf skin as a sample—he offered seven or eight dozen for sale—I asked him to bring about a dozen—I knew him as a traveller—he mentioned no firm—in the afternoon he brought seven dozen skins—I bought eight dozen—this is the invoice in his name for £41 15s.—I sent him cheques by post for £46 1s., which included some samples which I kept—all the skins were marked "Samuel Fraudenburg" and I think "Weinheim"—I used all the skins except two, which I handed to the police—the name is erased on these skins by being handled about.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. VALETTA</hi>. I looked upon the transaction as fair and in the usual course of business—it is usual for travellers to invoice goods in their own names.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030518-name-150" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030518-name-150" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-150" type="surname" value="SOLOMONS"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-150" type="given" value="SOLOMON"/>SOLOMON SOLOMONS</persName> </hi>. I am foreman to Abraham Miller and Co., boot manufacturers, 56, Peasedale Road, Hackney Road—on March 2nd. Jacobovitch brought me a sample of box calf skins—I told him I could not buy skins by looking at one, he should let me have a dozen—he came the following day with a dozen—on seeing them I agreed to buy twelve dozen—this is the invoice (
<hi rend="italic">To H. W. Morris and Co.</hi>)—he brought six dozen—the twelve dozen order was never completed—I used up 2 3/4 dozen—the remainder I handed to the police—these are the skins.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. VALETTA</hi>. This was a perfectly open transaction—I paid a fair price for the goods—Jacobovitch represented himself as a traveller to Morris and Co.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have not paid—the price was 8 1/4 d. and the terms sixty days.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030518-name-151" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030518-name-151" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-151" type="surname" value="KARRS"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-151" type="given" value="JACK"/>JACK KARRS</persName> </hi>. I am warehouseman for J. Franklin and Son, boot manufacturers, White Lion Street, Spitalfields—on March 5th Jacobovitch brought one skin as a sample of fifteen dozen he could sell—the price he asked was 8 1/2 d.—the same day he came again and I agreed to buy fifteen dozen at 8d.—I passed them into the stock room—I have used six skins—the remainder I have handed over to the police—they are here—I have checked them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. VALETTA</hi>. It was an ordinary every-day trans-action.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030518-name-152" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030518-name-152" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-152" type="surname" value="WATERS"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-152" type="given" value="JACOB"/>JACOB WATERS</persName> </hi>. I am cashier to J. Franklin and Son—I recollect on March 5th a purchase of box calf skins, and on March 6th Jacobovitch calling for payment—he brought this invoice—a cheque was given—Jacobovitch asked for cash—I gave him this cheque for £76 6s. 10d. and £2 17s. 6d. cash.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. VALETTA</hi>. I have not done business with this Jacobovitch before, but with his father.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030518-name-153" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030518-name-153" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-153" type="surname" value="TRENT"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-153" type="given" value="JOHN ROSS"/>JOHN ROSS TRENT</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Billiter Street branch of the Union Bank of London—on February 20th H. W. Morris and Co., Ltd.,</p>
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<p>opened an account there—I know Kleider as Simon Samuel—this signa
<lb/>ture in our minute book "H. W. Morris and Co., Ltd., S. Samuel" is his—these two cheques endorsed "S. Samuel" are payable to Jacobovitch—the one payable to Franklin is Kleider's writing, the one to Cohen I am not certain about.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030518-name-154" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030518-name-154" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-154" type="surname" value="EALES"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-154" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN EALES</persName> </hi>. I am the London representative of Barrow Brothers, Limited, of Leicester—I am well acquainted with calf skins—the skins produced are made specially and solely for our firm by Fraudenburg and Co., of Weinheim, Baden—I have seen in the possession of the police fifteen dozen and some broken skins, amounting to about 31 1/2 dozen—we deal in skins wholesale—we might sell a sample at £5, but usually in bulk up to £3,000 or £4,000—I have compared the skins, and the numbers correspond with ours—the lowest price to the trade is 8 1/2 d.—some here are 10 1/2 d., 10d., and 9d. per foot—those prices are well known in the trade—I have never sold to anyone named Morris—the purchaser would have an invoice—they average about 162 square feet per dozen.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MATHEWS</hi>. Barrows sell again with the marks on the leather—a large proportion are consigned to London and dealt with.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030518-name-155" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030518-name-155" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-155" type="surname" value="DIVALL"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-155" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS DIVALL</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Detective H.</hi>) Shortly prior to March 16th I was engaged with Detective Allen of the London and North-Western police in inquiring into the loss of these cases—about 2 p.m. that day I went to 366, Mile End Road, having gone to 128, Whitechapel Road at 1.30, the address of H. W. Morris and Co, Limited—I found Kleider, whom I had not seen before, at 128—I said, "Is Mr. Morris in?"—he said, "No, Mr. Morris is not here, who are you?"—I said, "We are police officers, we wish to see Mr. Morris"—he said, "I am Mr. Wright, Mr. Morris is not here, I am the manager, and I am reponsible for the business"—I said, "Have you a traveller?'—he said, "Yes"—I had heard of the name of Jacobovitch—I said, "Have you sold six dozen of box calf skins to a Mr. Miller?"—he said, "The traveller's name is Jacobovitch, he bought and sold the skins Mr. Miller had, I have not got the receipt, what has it to do with me? Jacobovitch has got the invoice, he can tell you where they came from, I do not know, I do not know where he is; he might be here about five or six o'clock, I do not know where he lives; why do you ask me?"—there was a hesitation, and then he said, "I am the person you must deal with: you be very careful, this business has been formed into a limited company; it was my wife's business; we formed it into this company"—he hesitated and then said, "I will go with you and get the receipt for the leather; my wife has got it at my private address, 30 Mile End Road; she has got it there, there is only one receipt for that leather, it is in a drawer in the front room upstairs"—then he seemed to change his demeanor and said, "I bought the stuff from a merchant I never saw before nor since; the leather was delivered in the usual way"—I said, "I will leave you here in charge of Sergeant Wensley, a police officer"—I then proceeded with Allen to 366, Mile End Road, opposite 309, where Kleider resided, I believe—entering 366 I saw Jacobovitch—I was with Allen—on the way Allen mentioned the name Kleider—I said to Jacobovitch, "We are police officers, and are making inquiries respecting</p>
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<p>some box calf skins stolen from the London and North-Western Railway Company in February last; are you employed by Mr. Kleider, representing the firm of Morris and Co. Limited, 128, Whitechapel Road?"—he said, "I do not know him"—I said, "have you sold any box calf skins to any persons?"—he said, "Yes, I have sold some to Cohen, Fournier Street, and he is the only man I have ever sold any skins to; I am certain I have not sold any to anyone else; I do not know anything about box calf skin"—I said, "I shall take you into custody for stealing and receiving those skins"—he said, "I work for Mr. Morris, Whitechapel Road, he is my master, he is the only man I know"—I handed him over to constables—then Allen and I went to 309, Mile End Road, the residence of Kleider just across the road—I saw Mrs. Kleider—we searched the house and found some of the papers produced—then we went to 128, Whitechapel Road, and examined the place in Kleider's presence—he was still in Wensley's custody—Kleider said, "The man I bought the skins from is a merchant, "Allen, I think, 'had showed him an invoice, "I never saw him before, and I have not seen him since; I did not ask him who he was, or where he got the skins; this was my wife's business; she paid £63 for the skins, but I handed him the money in cash"—I examined a number of brown paper parcels containing skins of leather which are there, then Kleider said, "They are all right, I have got a receipt for them"—I said, "You will be taken into custody for stealing and receiving a box containing a number of box leather skins stolen from the London and North-Western Railway in February last"—he said, "Well, my wife sold the business to this company; I am the manager now, and she put the skins into the business"—then there was a rest for a second or two, and he said, "Oh, well, I suppose I am not old enough to know better yet; Mr. Pam, who lives at 25, Philpot Street, introduced me to the man who sold the skins"—that is about three-quarters of a mile from the prisoner's' shop," he knows him well"—then Kleider was taken to the police station by—Wensley—Jacobovitch was brought to the same station, Leman Street, White-chapel—I was engaged in another case and did not listen to the charge—when I went to Kleider's house, 309, I found the person I now know as Mrs. Jacobovitch hiding on the top landing—Allen and I took possession of other property the following day.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SYMMONS</hi>. I made my note shortly after 5 p.m. on my arrival at the police station—I do not know that Allen made a note; I saw him look at a book—Kleider did not say "Right" when I spoke to him, but that his name was Mr. Wright—that roused my suspicion as to his name—I found Mr. Pam at his address—he is respectable—Kleider told me his name at the last interview, when Allen showed him the invoice, when I found him still in charge of Wensley—I found other goods and papers not, relating to this case at Morris and Co.'s—I found the same goods there on my visit two days afterwards.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. VALETTA</hi>. The prisoners did not give me their addresses—I had the greatest difficulty in getting Jacobovitch's address, although he lived opposite. John Allen (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Inspector London and North-Western Railway,</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Broad Street.</hi>) On March 16th I went with Divall to 128, Whitechapel Road—I made a note of the conversation with Kleider—Divall said, "Is Mr. Morris in?"—Kleider said, "Mr. Morris is not here; who are you?"—Divall said, "We are police officers; we wanted to see Mr. Morris"—Kleider said, "I am Mr. Wright, Mr. Morris is not here; I am the manager, and I am responsible for the business"—Divall said, "Have you a traveller?"—Kleider said, "Yes"—Divall said, "Have you sold any box calf skins to Mr. Miller of Peasedale Street?"—Kleider said, "The traveller's name is Jacobovitch; he bought and sold the skins Mr. Miller had"—Divall said, "Have you got the receipt?"—he said, "No, I have not got them; what has it to do with me? Jacobovitch has got it, he can tell you where they came from; I do not know; I do not know where he is now; he might be here about five or six o'clock; I do not know where he lives; why do you ask me? I am the person you must deal with; this, has been formed into a limited company"—after a minute or two he said, "I will go with you and get the invoice for the leather; my wife has got it; there is only one invoice, it is in a drawer in a front room upstairs; I bought the stuff from a merchant; I never saw him before nor since; the leather was delivered in the ordinary way"—I then went with Divall to 366, Mile End Road, Jacobovitch's address, and from there to 309, after I had seen Mrs. Jacobovitch—I heard Divall ask Jacobovitch, "Do you work for Mr. Kleider of Morris and Co., Whitechapel Road?"—he said, "I do not know Mr. Kleider; I have never seen him"—Divall asked him if he had seen any box calf skins—he said, "I sold some skins to Cohen; he is the only person I sold any skins to; I am certain I never sold any to anyone else"—we then went to 309, Mile End Road, a private address opposite—a woman opened the door—she afterwards told me she was Mrs. Kleider—I went with her to the front room upstairs on the first floor—she unlocked a door in a wardrobe and looked amongst some papers and found this receipt (
<hi rend="italic">Dated February</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1903,
<hi rend="italic">from the Palace Shoe Manufacturing Co.:</hi> "Bought of John Morris, leather merchant, 127, Union Street, Borough, fifteen dozen skins, box calf, 84s. per dozen, £63. Paid by cash, with thanks, John Morris, February 12th, 1903)."—I went to 127, Union Street, Borough, the same day and found it is "All Hallows Mission House," and a Home for Infant Nurses, but no John Morris, nor any Morris, nor any business—I found at Kleider's premises, 128, Whitechapel Road, this receipt of "John Durant," already stamped but blank, and other receipts—I showed this to Kleider—he said, "Yes, that is the receipt I meant; that is the only one; I do not know John Morris; why should I? he is a merchant, I suppose"—I went to find Durant at the address on the receipt—there is no such number as 200a, and I could not find anyone named Durant—searching 128, Whitechapel Road, I found these twenty-two dozen and nine calf skins, which I have shown to Fawcett; also thirteen wax or black, and nine russet or brown skins—I had shown them to Kleider on March 16th, and said, "This is a valuable lot"—he said, "They are all right, I have got the receipt or invoice for them"—I left them then, but on the 18th, in consequence of something I heard I fetched them away and showed them to one of Mr. Fawcett's men—he is a leather merchant.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi> Mr. Symmons. I found those skins in the same place I had left them two days before—I made my notes at the time before I went to the police station; most of them in the Whitechapel Road—I do not know that Divall made a note: I have no doubt he did, I have not seen it—I see there is a resemblance between the two notes—Kleider did not say, "Right," he said "I am Mr. Wright"—he did not say, "All right, I am his manager and responsible for the business"—I did not then know that his name was Kleider—I said to someone that I believed it was Kleider—I did believe that after I left him—I did not believe his name was Wright—I did not ask for Mrs. Wright—it was Mrs. Kleider I expected to see—I suspected it—we were in different parts of the shop at the same time searching—Divall went to the back with me first—when Allen produced the receipt I believe I said. "Is your name Kleider?"—he said, "Yes"—it is not correct to say that he said, "My name is Kleider"—I said, "Why did you give the name of Wright?"—he said he did not—there was a large quantity of leather on the premises—business was being carried on.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The Regulations provide that an arrest outside the London and North-Western premises shall be made by one of the Metro
<lb/>politan force in conjunction with ourselves—I made my notes separately from Divall.</p>
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<persName id="t19030518-name-156" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030518-name-156" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-156" type="surname" value="LEE"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-156" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL LEE</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Detective H.</hi>) I was engaged with the other officers making enquiries and was present at 128, Whitechapel Road on March 16th—I searched, and amongst others I found the two books produced—this minute book, this purchasers' invoice book, and others were handed to the solicitors for the defence—I also found this bundle of blank invoices—no invoice has been found corresponding with the thirty dozen of box calf and two other items making £150—it is referred to in the purchasers' invoice book as lost—I was present at Leman Street when the prisoners were formally charged—Jacobovitch said, "I am not the principal; Kleider told me he had bought it on his own account, and asked me to find cus
<lb/>tomers, and I sold it; I have only had my commission"—I was writing this note at the time Kleider answered—on March 17th I was in charge of the prisoners at the Thames Police Court when Kleider voluntarily said to me, "Mr. Pam, of 25, Philpot Street, introduced me to the merchant; he can tell you all about it; he said he had a cheap
<hi rend="italic">line</hi> for sale, and I bought the skins; it is the only business I have done with the man"—Jacobovitch, who was standing by, said, "Yes, that is quite right."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SYMMONS</hi>. I found this pass book of an account with the Union Bank, opened in February with £430, as well as other business books and papers and a quantity of material which I am told is of a different quality—I am not a judge of leather, it might be worth hun
<lb/>dreds—I thought so at the police court and think so now.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. VALETTA</hi>. I found this petty cash book with payments to Jacobovitch for petty cash and 35s. as salary.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I believe the cheques produced were in the pocket of the pass book.</p>
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<persName id="t19030518-name-157" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030518-name-157" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-157" type="surname" value="WENSLEY"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-157" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS WENSLEY</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Inspector H.</hi>) On March 16th, about 2 o'clock, I went to 128, Whitechapel Road, and found Kleider in custody—</p>
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<p>Inspector Divall left me in charge of him, and after he was gone Kleider said, "I do not understand what I have got to stay here for; I don't know what they are talking about; I have bought the skins and sold them again; it was before I had anything to do with this company. Mr. Morris is my brother-in-law; he is a director of the company, but he had nothing to do with this leather at all; I bought them; I bought them and gave £63 for them, and I have sold them; I think it was a fair price for them; I have got a receipt for them. I do not know who it was made out to, or whose bill head it is; I do not know the man I bought them from; why should I trouble? It does not matter to me whether it is right or wrong as long as I pay for it and have got a receipt"—I took him to Leman Street Station—he was charged, and replied, "I paid a reasonable price for them, and I did not steal them."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SYMMONS</hi>. I only recollect Mr. Dyvall coming back once; I took Kleider to the station and Mr. Dyvall went off in a cab.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. VALETTA</hi>. I said at the police court, pointing to Jacobovitch, "That man is innocent," but that was on another charge altogether.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030518-name-158" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030518-name-158" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-158" type="surname" value="PAM"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-158" type="given" value="MORRIS"/>MORRIS PAM</persName> </hi>. I am a boot laster of 25 Melport Street, Mile End—I have known Kleider two or three years—my daughter worked for him last year, but ceased after Lord Mayor's show—I saw him again before Christ
<lb/>mas, when I went to the Palace Shoe Company, Mile End, to apply for work—I have never introduced him to anybody for the purpose of buying leather—I know no person named Morris, who lives in Union Street, Borough—he has never bought any goods of me and I have never sold any—I had no conversation with Kleider about my introducing him to a merchant who said that he had a cheap
<hi rend="italic">line</hi>, and that he bought the skins.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SYMMONS</hi>. I do not deal in leather,' and never sold it; I swear that—I do not know Abrahams and Son, of 28, Com
<lb/>mercial Road—I have never tried to sell leather there—I do not know those gentlemen (
<hi rend="italic">Isidore and Harris Abrahams</hi>), or Mr. Peter Abrahamson, of 16, Calvert Avenue, Shoreditch—I never saw him in my life—I did not call on him at Calvert Avenue, I do not know where it is—I did not bring three skins to sell, and do not know whether he offered to buy a dozen—I do not know him—I never introduced anybody to him, and never saw Morris in my life that I know of—I did not call at the same place just before Easter with a—sample of sole leather—I do not know that man (
<hi rend="italic">A Mr. Davidson</hi>)—it is the first time I have seen him, and I never went to Kleider's shop with Morris—I know that gentleman (
<hi rend="italic">Isidore Abrahams</hi>)—he is the son of Mr. Abrahams of the Commercial Road, from whom I have had work—I am not working for them now—I did not offer him or his firm some leather for sale in the latter part of December or early in January, or open a parcel in the presence of Isidore Abrahams—I only knew his brother by seeing him in the firm—I did not offer any goods for sale to the other brother, Harris—I did not call again the same day, nor did Isidore hand me a parcel back and say that they were not going to buy of me; it is untrue—I have seen that man (
<hi rend="italic">Harris Abrahams.</hi>)—I did not</p>
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<p>offer him leather for sale towards the end of December or early in January—I did not leave samples with him which were returned by another witness—I do not know that man (
<hi rend="italic">Mr. Jackson</hi>)—I do not know Ball's Pond Road, his address—I did not call on him at the beginning of February to
<hi rend="italic">sell</hi> some leather, and introduce a man as Morris, or tell him that the leather belonged to Morris—I did not say that it was cheap because it was bought in an auction room—I did not say, "What makes you come to me? I have not been dealing in leather for the last two years."—I have never seen the man before—I did not show him three skins on this occasion.—neither Morris nor I said that we had about nine dozen, and if he took the lot they would be £9 4s. the dozen—it was not thirty-nine dozen—I did not ask him if he knew anybody who would buy it, nor did he say no, but' if he heard of anybody he would let me know; that is all untrue—(
<hi rend="italic">Mary Sfweig was here brought into Court.</hi>)—I do not know her—I only called at Kleider's once for work; I have not been there this year—I never was in 128, Whitechapel Road; where I went was 428, Mile End Road—Mary Sfweig did not make out the invoice and hand it to Morris—I never was in the shop—I do not know Mr. Nathan Fansner, of 386, Hackney Road, nor do I remember him at Bedford Street, Commercial Road—a man did not speak to me yesterday in a public-house over the way, and kick up a
<hi rend="italic">row</hi>, but he halloaed at me—I know Cambridge Heath Station; I did not meet him there about two months ago and ask him if he could do with a
<hi rend="italic">line</hi> or two, nor did he say that he was full up—I have never had any attempt to deal with any of these people in leather or skins of any kind; that is all untrue, that I swear positively—I do not know Kass and Gamble, the leather people, of 21, Fournier Street, Spitalfields—I never acted for them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have been abused by people since I have been about this Court—the man in the public-house held out threats to me—I have lived in Philpot Street six years, and never in my life had a charge made against me—I work for my family; I collect work and do it at my own house.</p>
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<persName id="t19030518-name-159" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030518-name-159" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-159" type="surname" value="GOLDEN"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-159" type="given" value="JOSIAH"/>JOSIAH GOLDEN</persName> </hi>. I am warehouseman to Richard Fawcett, a tanner, of Tower Bridge Road, Bermondsey—on February 25th I packed two cases of calf skins, marked J.M. 9. and J.M. 6124, one containing seventeen dozen waxed ores and the other ten dozen russets, and handed them to a carman of the London and North-Western Railway on the 25th—I put a mark on them and they were consigned to Somerville Brothers, of Kendal—a number of skins have been brought to me by the police; these are the russet ones, they have my private mark, No. 9 on the tail on the waxed ones, and "12" on the outside skin in front, on the russet ores.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SYMMONS</hi>. The only mark is that number—that would not be known to everybody—no one who always dealt with he firm would know that that was my mark.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030518-name-160" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030518-name-160" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-160" type="surname" value="FAWCETT"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-160" type="given" value="HENRY JOSEPH"/>HENRY JOSEPH FAWCETT</persName> </hi>. I am a tanner and leather dresser, of 20, Church Street, Bermondsey—this is my private mark on these skins, 12 on the russet, and 9 on the wax—I put it on myself—they were in my</p>
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<p>warehouse in December—I packed them for delivery to Somerville Brothers, of Kendal.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030518-name-161" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030518-name-161" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-161" type="surname" value="JOHNSON"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-161" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN JOHNSON</persName> </hi>. I am a carman employed by the London and North-Western Railway at Haydon Square Goods Station—on February 25th I collected two cases from Fawcett's, the tanners, in Bermondsey, marked J.M. 9 and J.M. 6124—I saw the consignment note addressed to Somer
<lb/>ville Brothers, Kendal—I took them to Broad Street Station and backed my van into No. I arch—I left the goods on the van and took the con
<lb/>signment note in.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030518-name-162" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030518-name-162" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-162" type="surname" value="HALL"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-162" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HALL</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) I did not unload the cases—Desmond ordered me to make this note out and I did so, and signed it W. Brown—it was addressed "Wright, Griffin Hotel, Luton, by Midland Railway"—it is "Two cases goods, 9 cwt. 2 qrs."—when I made that out the cases were directed to go to Somerville, of Kendal—those are the goods I have pleaded guilty to stealing—I knew what the goods were—the only things I and Desmond together sent astray were cases of leather.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030518-name-163" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030518-name-163" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-163" type="surname" value="DESMOND"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-163" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL DESMOND</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner.</hi>) I have pleaded guilty to stealing two cases consigned to Somerville, of Kendal—I received them in February at Broad Street—I did not see how they were marked or addressed—I did not get the consignment note—I nailed two cards on them addressed to Wright, Griffin Hotel, Luton—Hall made out the consignment note on his own account—I had been in the habit for some months before of seeing this man outside, and it was in consequence of my conversation with him that I did this on the 25th—I have not sent other cases away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I got £2 10s. for one lot, and £4 10s. for the other, and Hall got the same—this consignment note was made out at our place—I do not know whose writing it is, it is not mine; there are several of us—I never sent any other goods astray, only four lots altogether.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030518-name-164" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030518-name-164" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-164" type="surname" value="EWAN"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-164" type="given" value="ROBERT MATTHEW"/>ROBERT MATTHEW EWAN</persName> </hi>. I am warehouseman to Somerville Brothers,—of Kendal, boot manufacturers—on February 25th I was expecting two cases of calf skins, seventeen wax and ten russet, value £145 11s. 11d.—they never arrived—I have examined twenty-two dozen and nine skins shown me by Inspector Allen, and signed for them—they were part of the contract.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030518-name-165" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030518-name-165" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-165" type="surname" value="ARRINGTON"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-165" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT ARRINGTON</persName> </hi>. I am a checker on the London and North-Western line at Broad Street—it is my duty to attend to goods which go by their lines—we call arch No. 7 the odd lines arch—I found in that arch on February 26th two cases addressed to Wright, Griffin Hotel, Luton, and this consignment note showing where they were to go—they went in the proper van to the Great Northern.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030518-name-166" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030518-name-166" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-166" type="surname" value="NORRIS"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-166" type="given" value="CHARLES JOHN"/>CHARLES JOHN NORRIS</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk employed at the North-Western Railway at Broad Street—on February 26th I received this consignment' note, and made out a sheet for the transfer of the two cases by Great Northern Railway to Luton.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030518-name-167" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030518-name-167" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-167" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-167" type="given" value="WILLIAM CHARLES MORLEY"/>WILLIAM CHARLES MORLEY SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am a carman employed by the Great Northern Railway at Luton—I had two cases marked "J. M." removed from another van to my own—these cards addressed to Wright at Luton Station were on them—I left the station with my dray and went</p>
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<p>to George Street and saw a man there who I had seen before talking to the checker—I went into a public house and saw a sovereign changed—he signed for the two cases and rubbed the marks out and the numbers—he accompanied me to the Midland Station at Luton, where they were taken off my dray and put on to the Midland line—I had seen the man there two or three times, looking about—I never saw him before or since.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030518-name-168" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030518-name-168" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-168" type="surname" value="GAZELEY"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-168" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT GAZELEY</persName> </hi>. I am a loader at Luton—on February 28th I was on duty at the goods station, and received
<hi rend="italic">two</hi> cases brought there by the Great Northern carman Smith—there was a man with him who consigned the case to Jackson at St. Pancras goods station, to be called for—this is his writing—he gave me two labels and wrote the address on them, but I did not see it—the labels were the same as the consignment—there were two cases—I loaded them on the train for St. Pancras, London.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SYMMONS</hi>. He wrote, "Jackson, St. Pancras," and I wrote, "To be left till called for"—he wrote on the other side, "Two cases," and I wrote," of goods"—I should have stated what the goods were, but I did not know.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030518-name-169" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030518-name-169" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-169" type="surname" value="WATERMAN"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-169" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS WATERMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a checker at St. Pancras goods station—on March 2nd I was on duty there and saw two cases invoiced for Luton to Jackson, till called for—that appeared on the invoice—I placed them on the goods platform and checked the invoice—Cook was the sender.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030518-name-170" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030518-name-170" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-170" type="surname" value="HILLMAN"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-170" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK HILLMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a checker employed by the Midland at St. Pancras—on March 2nd I was on duty and delivered two cases from Luton to a man who had a pony cart—two men pointed them out to me—the man signed "Jackson," and took them away in a four wheeled van.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030518-name-171" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030518-name-171" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-171" type="surname" value="KASS"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-171" type="given" value="PHILIP"/>PHILIP KASS</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) On March 12th Kleider came to me and I bought three dozen of calf wax skins of him and paid by a bill for £17 13s. 1d.—he gave me this invoice—we used four of the skins, and I handed two dozen and eight to the police.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined, by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SYMMONS</hi>. I told you yesterday that I had already bought another lot of goods—this was an ordinary business transaction, and I paid the proper price—I knew Kleider personally, and I knew where he came from—I knew his name.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030518-name-172" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030518-name-172" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-172" type="surname" value="GOLDSTEIN"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-172" type="given" value="EMANUEL"/>EMANUEL GOLDSTEIN</persName> </hi>. I am a boot and shoe manufacturer, of Catherine Street, Hackney Road—I knew Kleider by that name—he came to me on March 13th and we had some conversation about fourteen dozen calf skins which he had left at my place on the previous day—I asked where he got them because the price was a little high—he said that he bought them in a bankrupt's stock—I have known him fourteen or fifteen years—I did not buy them, but I kept six because he said, he would come on Saturday morning for an answer about the fourteen dozen—he called on the Saturday morning, but I was out—he left word that he would come on the Monday, but he did not because he was arrested.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SYMMONS</hi>. When I heard of his arrest I went to the station at once and told them I had got the six skins, and handed them to the police on Tuesday night—I had bought sixty dozen glace Persian skins of him before that—I cannot say whether that was the same week.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I paid him by cheque on April 8th after he had been arrested—he was out on bail.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030518-name-173" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030518-name-173" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-173" type="surname" value="WATERS"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-173" type="given" value="JACOB"/>JACOB WATERS</persName> </hi>. I am cashier to S. Franklin and Sons—on March 16th Jacobovitch came there and offered me
<hi rend="italic">a line</hi> of waxed calf—my principal was not there, and he left leaving a parcel which the police took possession of the same day—he had not called again.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. VALETTA</hi>. He said he would call back in the afternoon, but before he came the police arrived.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030518-name-174" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030518-name-174" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-174" type="surname" value="WENSLEY"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-174" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK WENSLEY</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) On March 25th I arrested Kleider and Jacobovitch, and charged them with receiving leather, value £140, the property of the North Western Railway, Company on or about February 20th—Kleider said, "Pam introduced me to the thief who I bought it from, if it had not been for him I should not have bought it; this man is innocent, he gets 36s. per week," pointing to Jacobovitch—Kleider said, "What £140? why it is not worth it."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Jacobovitch, in his defence on oath, said he was only a servant at a salary of</hi> 35
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">a week; that the cheques found appearing to be his were in favour of another man Yacobovitch; that when the merchant John Morris was intro
<lb/>duced to his employers by Mr. Pam, a respectable tradesman, he had no reason to suppose the shins were stolen, and when he sold for cash he sold in his own name, and when he sold for credit he gave the name of the firm, and had nothing to do with the actual purchase, and that neither he or his father ever received a penny.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Kleider in his defence on oath, said that he was manager to H. Morris and Co., who succeeded the Palace Shoe Manufacturing Company, the business of his wife, and that by the financial aid from her and other friends he con-ducted the business, in the course of which Mr. Pam, a respectable tradesman known to him, introduced Mr. John Morris, a merchant, from whom he purchased skins alleged to be bankrupt's stock, and bought at auction sales, and that he had no suspicion of the skins being stolen; that the business was carried on openly as shown by the books, invoices, receipts, and other papers produced; and that Jacobovitch was his servant at a salary.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for Kleider.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-175" type="given" value="DAVIS"/>DAVIS GESUNDHEIT</persName> </hi>. I live at 4, Old Gravel Lane—I have known Kleider two years—he employed me eleven weeks for the Palace Manu
<lb/>facturing Company as a laster in the Mile End Road—I fetched my work home—I took it in between two and three in the day—I knew Morris Pam for several years as a laster—I knew his daughter, who worked for Kleider—one day I saw two men in the shop—a man was standing outside—they brought in some stuff—one was Mr. Pam—I was by the wicket, which is a hole in the door where the governor takes in the work—I saw them when they were passing the door with parcels of box calf from the street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I cannot speak proper English—I was asked to give evidence when Mr. Kleider came to me about four weeks ago—he came to find me out—he asked me whether I remembered the last time I worked for him, seeing two men—I said, "I cannot say I know two men, only one</p>
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<p>man, and that is Pam"—then I was asked as a favour to go to the solicitor and give a statement—I did not hear that Kleider was given into custody, but when I called Mrs. Kleider said, "No work to-day"—working a few weeks at home I was not able to see Kleider taken away—I did not know that Pam had given evidence against Kleider at the Police Court—I have known Pam five or six years—I know his son and daughter—his family is most respectable.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I made a statement—it was taken down in writing in the solicitor's office—it was about what I had seen—I signed it with my name—I cannot remember whether there was a pony with the van, or two horses—I did not see anyone driving.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030518-name-176" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030518-name-176" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-176" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY SFWEIG</persName> </hi>. I live at 28, Nelson Street—Kleider is my brother-in-law—I was his cashier in February for the firm of H. W. Morris and Co.—I remember in February two gentlemen calling to sell some wax calf—they were strangers—I heard them addressed as Mr. Morris and Mr. Pam in conversation—they came a little before one o'clock—they brought samples—they came again after the transaction was made—I heard the bargaining—then they went away—after a while they came back with the goods; about half an hour—the goods were brought in—I was in the shop—I saw Kleider hand £60 to Morris—he paid him for the fifteen dozen which lie bought at £4 a dozen—Morris receipted the bill and handed to Kleider, who gave it to me—I mislaid it, I do not know where I put it—in addition ten dozen white box skins were left on approval—I have not seen these strangers since till I met Pam outside the Court yesterday—you called him in—I have no doubt he is the same Pam—there was a desk in the office; everybody could go to it, it was kept unlocked—about two days after the gentlemen left I kept looking for the invoice which I had mislaid, when I found this blank receipt near the doorway—not knowing what it was I put it in the desk to make inquiries, but I never heard Kleider say he missed anything, and I forgot all about it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The blank receipt was under a lot of shelves, near the street door—I was at the shop when Kleider was taken by the police on March 16th, and I am there still—a young man kept the books—I used to put entries in a book—I put down the petty cash that I paid—as a rule Kleider used to pay—the money was kept in the safe—I have seen about £100 there, mostly in gold, but there were one or two small notes—I never kept the books regularly—I do not know this invoice book—I do not understand bookkeeping—I know the boy Solomon Perle's writing—this is his writing (
<hi rend="italic">This was in red ink, and stated that an invoice of March</hi> 3
<hi rend="italic">rd, containing three items, was lost.</hi>)—I put the blank receipt in my desk to make inquiries, and forgot it—I saw Mr. Morris sign the receipt of the money for the skins—I was the other side of the counter—it was not this receipt for £63, it was for wax calf—Pam and Morris were there—I know it was £60 Kleider took out of the safe and paid Morris, because I remember that Kleider bought fifteen dozen wax calf skins at £4 a dozen.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. VALETTA</hi>. Jacobovitch was traveller to H. W. Morris and Company, at a salary.
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I was only present at one sale when the two men came—</p>
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<p>the boy who kept the books was about as old as myself, about seventeen—as cashier I paid my brother-in-law Kleider, as secretary to the Company, £3 a week—that is in the petty cash book—I took the money from my desk, where I put the takings—we sold retail over the counter, grindery and for the leather trade—I used to take cash and help at the counter—I kept the books of cash paid and received—I was paid 15s. a week—I commenced to serve as cashier a few days after the business was open—H. W. Morris was a director of H. W. Morris and Company—my mother had a few shares in it—it was not my sister's business—she is Kleider's wife—Mr. H. W. Morris came to the shop now and then, but Kleider was in the shop to make all business transactions—Morris enquired how we were getting on—the Palace Shoe Manufacturing Company was still going on, and executed some of our orders at 409, Mile End Road—I do not know what became of that business.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-177" type="given" value="HARRIS"/>HARRIS ABRAHAMS</persName> </hi>. I am secretary to my father and brother, who are in business as Abrahams and Sons, Limited, boot and shoe manufac
<lb/>turers and leather dealers, at 28, Commercial Road—I knew Kleider, he did business as a boot and shoe manufacturer at 25, Commercial Road, which is opposite—on April 24th I read a report of this case at the police court, in which Pam's name was mentioned, in consequence of which I wrote to Osborn and Osborn, solicitors to Samuel Kleider—I knew Pam because he had been working for us as a laster—I saw him at the latter end of last year, or the beginning of this, when he tried to sell us some leather; some brown and black skins.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I never did business with Kleider—I knew Morris and Company—all business transactions were through Jacobovitch, the traveller—he called in March with a sample of box calf—this order is in my writing, but as the skins were not delivered in time I sent them back.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-178" type="given" value="ISIDORE"/>ISIDORE ABRAHAM</persName> </hi>. I am the last witness's brother, and one of the firm of Abrahams and Sons, Limited, 28, Commercial Road—I remember Pam coming to our place the end of last year, or the beginning of this—he brought a parcel of skins to sell.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030518-name-179" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030518-name-179" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-179" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY JACKSON</persName> </hi>. I am a general dealer of 1, Ball's Pond Place, Ball's Pond Road—I have seen Morris Pam here—two gentlemen called in February to sell some leather—I think Pam was one—the other was intro
<lb/>duced to me as Mr. Morris.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known Kleider some years—I dealt with him some years ago—I dealt in leather, automatic machines, and cigars—I produce my licence and a bill—I used to have a business at 25, Red Lion Street, Holborn—I have given up tobacco and automatic machines—I used to sell to publicans—I am no scholar, and kept no books; I never did large enough business to need them—I got tobacco from different warehouses and from manufacturers, and sold it to publicans in small quantities.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have bought leather from Kass and Gamble—the last time was three or four weeks ago—I gave up the automatic machines because they are condemned now—I said I had not dealt in leather lately—I have a strong suspicion that that is the man Pam.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030518-name-180" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030518-name-180" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-180" type="given" value="PETER"/>PETER ABRAHAMS</persName> </hi>. I am a boot and shoe maker at 16, Culvert Avenue, Shoreditch—a man told me Morris Pam's name—that is not the man
<hi rend="italic">Pam</hi>)—it was another man who came to my place, not that man.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030518-name-181" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030518-name-181" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-181" type="surname" value="YACOBOVITCH"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-181" type="given" value="MAX"/>MAX YACOBOVITCH</persName> </hi>. I am one of the firm of Yacobovitch and Com
<lb/>pany, 149, St. George's Street, and the manager for that firm—we have done business with Kleider—I remember his paying me a cheque in March for £58 2s. 5d.—this is the pass book of my firm—this is my paying in slip—I paid the cheque into the bank the same day I had it, March 2nd.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">KLEIDER</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030518-473-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-473-19030518 t19030518-473-punishment-26"/>Eighteen months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JACOBOVITCH</hi>,
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<interp inst="t19030518-473-verdict-3" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Jury</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Six months' hard' labour.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HALL</hi> and
<hi rend="largeCaps">DESMOND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t19030518-473-punishment-28" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-473-19030518 t19030518-473-punishment-28"/>Eight months' hard labour each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, May</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1903.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before J. A. Rentoul, Esq., K.C.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030518-474-offence-1 t19030518-name-183"/>Henry Thomson</persName>, and stealing a watch and chain, his property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MAURICE</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-184" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY THOMSON</persName> </hi>. I am a rivetter—on May 2nd, about 11.45 p.m., I was in Clerkenwell, and asked the prisoner the way to Kensington—while he was directing me he snatched my watch—I got hold of him and he bit me on my finger, compelling me to let go—he ran a little distance, but I recaptured him, and during the struggle a constable came up—the watch and chain is worth about 25s.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I did not say at the police court that you ran away and the constable stopped you; he came up during the struggle after I had re-captured you—I was not drunk; I had had a few glasses of beer—I was not being helped along by two men.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-185" type="given" value="CYRIL"/>CYRIL DAWES</persName> </hi>. (409
<hi rend="italic">G.</hi>) I was on duty on the night of May 2nd, and heard cries—I ran in the direction of the cries and saw the prosecutor and the prisoner struggling together—Thomson gave the prisoner into custody—in Gee Street a lad gave me this watch and chain (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) saying, "Hold him tight, he has
<hi rend="italic">slung</hi> this away"—I requested the lad to come to the station, but he did not do so—the prosecutor identified the watch and chain at the station, and the prisoner said, "That is all right."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You did not say "This is all right to be brought here for nothing."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030518-474-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at Clerken-well on May</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1893,
<hi rend="italic">and three other convictions were proved against him.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-474-19030518 t19030518-474-punishment-29"/>Twelve months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARD PHILLIPS</hi> (34)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HEDDON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030518-name-188" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-188" type="given" value="ESTHER"/>ESTHER PHILLIPS</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's wife, and live with him at 20, West Road, Kensal Town—on the night of April 24th we had a few words</p>
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<p>over trifling matters—I aggravated him a little-when I went upstairs to bed, I pulled the bed up and said I was going to sleep on the floor—he then took this gun (
<hi rend="italic">Produced.</hi>) off the wall, and said he would shoot me, or something to that effect, and pointed it to the floor, and it went off—I was not lying on the floor when it went off—he was the worse for drink.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. We have been married fourteen years, and he has been a very kind and good husband to me—I knew he did not mean to hurt me when he took" the gun off the wall—I was frightened when it went off, and sent for the police—my husband was let out on bail at the police court, and I have been living with him ever since.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-189" type="given" value="WINIFRED"/>WINIFRED PHILLIPS</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's daughter, and am thirteen years old—on the night of April 24th mother went upstairs and pulled the bedding off of the bedstead, and put it on the floor—the bed is in the middle of the room—she was standing on one side of the bed, and father on the other, when he shot the gun to the floor.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am quite sure mother was not lying down on the floor.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-190" type="given" value="MARK"/>MARK REEVES</persName> </hi>. (35
<hi rend="italic">X.</hi>) I was in West Road, Kensal Town, on the night of April 24th—I saw the prisoner and his wife and child in the street—he said to me, "Hallo, what is the matter?"—I said, "I do not know, I have just come to see"—his wife then said, "Oh, my husband came into the bedroom and pointed a gun at me, and said he would blow my brains out"; I saw a flash and heard a report"—I went into the house to search for the gun, but was unable to find it—coming downstairs the wife passed me, and said to the prisoner, who was at the bottom of the stairs, "Ted, you did intend to shoot me"—he said, "Yes, and I will do it again"—she then gave him in charge and I took him to the station—afterwards I returned to the house with Detective Sergeant Burrow, and I found this bullet (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) on the table in the bedroom, where the offence is alleged to have been committed—the charge was read over to the prisoner; he made no reply.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> At the police station the prosecutrix refused to sign the charge sheet—at the police court the prisoner said. "I did not threaten to shoot her a second time."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030518-name-191" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030518-name-191" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-191" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BURRELL</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant X.</hi>) On April 25th, about 3.30 I went to the prisoner's address, and found the gun under an old mangling machine in a room at the back (of the house—I examined it and found it had a spent cartridge in the breach—I showed it to the prisoner, and he said, "Yes, that is the gun."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known the prisoner about ten years, and during that time he has always borne a very good character.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HEDDON</hi>.,
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-198" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH VALINSKY</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Interpreted.</hi>) On the night of May 10th I was with my brother in the Polish Club in Little Turner Street—we left just after ten o'clock—going along Little Turner Street I saw the prisoner with some other men, and as we passed him he jumped at my brother with a knife—when I saw the knife I pushed him away, and he then jumped at me and stabbed me in the neck—he then ran away, but my brother caught him, and he was taken to the police station—I do not know why he stabbed me—we had not been quarrelling; I had never seen him before.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-199" type="surname" value="VALINSKY"/>
<interp inst="t19030518-name-199" type="given" value="FARNK"/>FARNK VALINSKY</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Interpreted.</hi>) I left the Polish Club with my brother on May 10th—we were going home, and passed the prisoner standing at the corner of the street with some other men—he rushed at me with a knife—my brother pushed him away, and then he stabbed him in the neck—he ran away, but I caught him—he was not at the Polish Club—we had not had any quarrel with him—my brother did not strike him first.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> We were not drinking together.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">DR. GRANT</hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Divisional Surgeon H.</hi>) At 11.15 p.m. on May 10th, I examined Joseph Valinsky—I found him suffering from a wound on the left side of his neck, an inch long and an inch and three-quarters deep—it could have been inflicted with this knife (
<hi rend="italic">Produced.</hi>)—it was inflicted from above, downwards—I do not think it could have been done in self-defence—the prosecutor must have been standing with his back towards the prisoner when it was inflicted.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-200" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN GIRLING</persName> </hi>. (5
<hi rend="italic">H.</hi>) At 11 p.m., on May 10th. I saw the prosecutor bleeding from a wound in his neck in Little Turner Street—I sent him to the station with a constable, and sent another one for a doctor—I afterwards saw the prisoner, and told him I should arrest him for stabbing a man in Little Turner Street—he replied "This is it," and produced a knife from his pocket—when charged he made no reply.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence.</hi> The prosecutor challenged me to fight, and I used the knife in self-defence.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19030518-478-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
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<hi rend="italic">Discharged on his own recognisances.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, May</hi> 21
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1903.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Lumley Smith, Esq., K.C.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MCMURPHY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARBURTON</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I signed for the 10s. for my work in the flies every Friday, and for the 6s. for bill posting every Saturday—I was engaged on billing every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday—the Thursdays and Fridays were full days, for which I received 2s. 6d. a day; the Saturday, was only half a day, for which I received 1s.—two boys were also engaged in billing—I do not know what they were paid—Mr. Reeves told me that I ought to have been receiving £1 a week for some weeks before I did—I only went to see the prisoner once—I never wrote to him for the money—when he came to my house I saw Thomas, the head waiter at the theatre, with him—I did not see the prisoner at the theatre between June and September, and did not know he had been there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Before Read came to my house and told me, I had no idea I was to receive £1 a week.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-205" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK REEVES</persName> </hi>. I have been general manager of the Hammersmith Theatre of Varieties over three years—it is part of my duty to make up the salary lists—the salary that each employee is to receive is entered in the books—for the last weekin March, 1901, Hobbs is entered as receiving 19s.—on April 20th, 1901, he is entered as receiving £1—when he first started there under my management he was a stage hand at 1s. a night; after he had been there some time he was made bill man for three days a week, for which he received 10s.; that made his money 16s.; after that he was made head flie man, and given 1s. 6d. a night instead of 1s., which made his money 19s., and that seemed to me to be a funny amount, so. Read and I agreed to give him £1 a week—I made the salaries up myself,</p>
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<p>and handed the sealed envelopes with the man's name written across to Bead to distribute—on June 14th I remember a sovereign being put into Hobb's envelope—no one else was entitled to any portion of it, and if the prisoner opened the envelope and gave any portion of it to somebody else it would have been contrary to his duty—the amount of salary is not entered in the signature book, so the person signing for the money would have no opportunity of seeing whether he received the right amount or not.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> "Hobbs, billing" was not written on the envelope containing Hobbs' money, only "Hobbs"—I first found out that there had been a defalcation when Hobbs spoke to me at the end of June last—Hobbs had been in the habit of signing twice for his salary—when it was raised to £1 he continued to sign twice for a short time, but afterwards he only signed once—it is untrue that I have got up this charge because of any ill feeling—Bead has a right to engage anyone for billing, but if he did so he ought to have come to me and asked me for the money, and he would have had it.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-206" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH HOBBS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of John Henry Hobbs, of 21, Halcombe Street, Hammersmith—the prisoner called at our house in July—I did not see anyone with him—my husband opened the door to him, and I heard him say that he had come round to tell him that he had had his wages raised, and instead of receiving 16s., in future he would get £1.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner did not come into the house; he stood on the doorstep—I heard the conversation quite distinctly.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-207" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-207" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES THOMAS</persName> </hi>. I live at 5, Cromwell Avenue, and am head waiter at the Hammersmith Music Hall—about the time the prisoner was leaving he asked me for Hobbs' address—I told him I did not know it, but would find it for him—I eventually found it, and went with him to the house—I knocked at the door—Hobbs answered it, and I told him that Mr. Read wished to speak to him—I then went away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not give evidence before the Magistrate, nor at the trial last Monday when the jury disagreed (
<hi rend="italic">See page</hi> 719)—Mr. Reeves first asked me to give evidence—I have been waiter at the hall nearly eleven years.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030518-name-208" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR ALLEN</persName> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant T.</hi>) On September 19th I went to the West London Police Court and there saw the prisoner—I arrested him—he said, "I am here to defend it; I will see what we can do."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He surrendered himself at the police court—he has been let out on his own recognisances.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence on oath, said that</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">a week was given to him for billing, to expend as he pleased; that he paid Hobbs</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">and two boys</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">each for distributing hand bills; and that Hobbs' story of his</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">the prisoner's</hi>)
<hi rend="italic">going to his house was all an invention.</hi> </p>
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