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<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</p>
<p>Session Paper.</p>
<p>Samuel, mayor.</p>
<p>NINTH SESSION, HELD JUNE 22nd, 1903.</p>
<p>MINUTES OF EVIDENCE,</p>
<p>TAKEN IN SHORT-HAND BY</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MESSRS</hi>. BARNETT and BUCKLER.</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court, ROLLS CHAMBERS, No. 89, CHANCERY LANE.</p>
<p>LONDON:</p>
<p>STEVENS AND SONS, LIMITED. 119, CHANCERY LANE.</p>
<p>Law Booksellers and Publisbers.</p>
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<p>THE</p>
<p>WHOLE PROCEEDINGS</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">On the King's Commission of</hi> </p>
<p>OYER AND TERMINER AND GAOL DELIVERY</p>
<p>FOR</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>AND GAOL DELIVERY FOR THE</p>
<p>COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX, AND THE PARTS OF THE COUNTIES OF ESSEX, KENT, AND SURREY WITHIN THE JURISDICTION OF THE</p>
<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT,</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Held on Monday, June 22nd</hi>, 1903,
<hi rend="italic">and following days</hi>.</p>
<p>Before the Eight Hon. SIR MARCUS SAMUEL, Knight, LORD MAYOR of the City of London; the Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t19030622-name-1" type="given" value="CHARLES JOHN"/>CHARLES JOHN DARLING</persName> </hi>, Knight, one of the Justices of His Majesty's High Court; Sir
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<interp inst="t19030622-name-2" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH SAVORY</persName> </hi>, Bart.; and Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE F. FAUDEL-PHILLIPS</hi>, Bart., G.C.I.E., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">FORREST FULTON</hi>, Knight, K.C., Recorder of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t19030622-name-3" type="given" value="JAMES THOMPSON"/>JAMES THOMPSON RITCHIE</persName> </hi>, Knight, Sir
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<interp inst="t19030622-name-4" type="given" value="JOHN CHARLES"/>JOHN CHARLES BELL</persName> </hi>, Knight,
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<interp inst="t19030622-name-5" type="given" value="HENRY GEORGE"/>HENRY GEORGE SMALLMAN</persName> </hi>, Esq., and
<hi rend="smallCaps">W.
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<interp inst="t19030622-name-6" type="given" value="MURRAY"/>MURRAY GUTHRIE</persName> </hi>, Esq., M.P., other of the Aldermen of the said City;
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<interp inst="t19030622-name-7" type="given" value="FREDERICK ALBERT"/>FREDERICK ALBERT BOSANQUET</persName> </hi>, Esq., K.C., Common Serjeant of the said City; and
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<interp inst="t19030622-name-8" 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>
<p>✗Sir
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<interp inst="t19030622-name-9" type="given" value="GEORGE WYATT"/>GEORGE WYATT TRUSCOTT</persName> </hi>, Knt., Alderman. Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS HENRY BROOKE-HITCHING</hi>, Knt.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ALFRED PERCY DOULTON</hi>, Esq., J.P.
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<interp inst="t19030622-name-10" type="given" value="JOSEPH DAVID"/>JOSEPH DAVID LANGTON</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Under Sheriffs</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SAMUEL</hi>,
<hi rend="largeCaps">MAYOR</hi>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">NINTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi>(*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that the prisoners have been previously in custody</hi>
<hi rend="italic">two stars</hi>(**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more titan once in custody</hi>
<hi rend="italic">a dagger</hi>(†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters</hi>
<hi rend="italic">the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, June 22nd</hi>, 1903.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder</hi>.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030622-2-offence-1 t19030622-name-15"/>Hon. George Keppel</persName>, and stealing a jewel case and other articles, his property</rs>.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-2-19030622 t19030622-2-punishment-2"/>Four years' penal servitude each</rs> </hi>
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<p>forging and uttering another order for 4s. with intent to defraud.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-5-19030622 t19030622-5-punishment-6"/>Twelve months' hard labour</rs>.—</hi>
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<interp inst="t19030622-5-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>(508)
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALFRED HOWARD JOHN ASHTON</hi>(20)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19030622-6-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-6-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, to forging and uttering a receipt for ₤10 with intent to defraud;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>an authority for the withdrawal of ₤10 from the Post Office Savings Bank. †
<hi rend="italic">Two previous convictions were proved against him</hi> </rs>.
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t19030622-6-punishment-7" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-6-punishment-7" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-6-19030622 t19030622-6-punishment-7"/>Three months' hard labour</rs>; </hi>and
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<interp inst="t19030622-6-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>(509).
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<interp inst="def1-7-19030622" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-7-19030622" type="surname" value="LANDSBERG"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">PHILIP LANDSBERG</hi> </persName>
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<interp inst="t19030622-7-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-7-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>to stealing and receiving 1, 352 pieces of guipure lace, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030622-7-offence-1 t19030622-name-27"/>Julius Muller</persName> </rs>;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>to
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<interp inst="t19030622-7-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-7-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>obtaining from
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<interp inst="t19030622-name-28" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-name-28" type="surname" value="MULLER"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-name-28" type="given" value="JULIUS"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030622-7-offence-2 t19030622-name-28"/>Julius Muller</persName> 1, 352 pieces of lace by false pretences with intent to defraud</rs>;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>to fraudulently converting to his own use and benefit an order for the payment of ₤477 16s.
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t19030622-7-punishment-8" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t19030622-7-punishment-8" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-7-punishment-8" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-7-19030622 t19030622-7-punishment-8"/>Twelve months' hard labour</rs> </hi>.
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<interp inst="t19030622-7-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-7-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">Monday, June 22nd; and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">June 23rd</hi>, 1903.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant</hi>.</p>
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<p>510.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES JEWELL</hi>(37)</persName>, and
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<interp inst="def3-510-19030622" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM CHARLES TROWBRIDGE</hi>(22)</persName>
<rs id="t19030622-510-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19030622-510-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-510-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Feloniously having in their possession moulds impressed with the obverse and reverse sides of a sovereign.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINSON</hi>and
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARTRIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted; </hi>and
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Russell</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030622-name-32" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030622-name-32" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-name-32" type="surname" value="BEARD"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-name-32" type="given" value="JULIA"/>JULIA BEARD</persName> </hi>. I am single, and
<hi rend="italic">live</hi>at 5, Boston Cottages, Twickenham—in January last I took the house and shop 10, Station Road, from Mrs. Russell, the prisoner Russell's wife, who lived at No. 9, at 12s. a week, where I carried on the business of a confectioner and sub-let the first-floor front room to Mrs. Pulham for 3s. a week. I paid my rent weekly to Mrs. Russell—I left in the first week in April, and on the Tuesday before that Mr.Russell came—he wanted to look over No. 10, and said, " Do you want to sell the business? "—I said, "Yes, " and he said that he would try to sell it for me—he came again next day, Thursday, and said that the agent would put a board up, and it was put up—afterwards, in the same week, I saw Trowbridge at the back of No. 9—a few days afterwards I saw Russell again, and Mr. Turner—I saw Trowbridge in Russell's place—Mrs. Pulham made a communication to me, in conse- quence of which I saw Russell again—he gave me a sovereign to go, and I went at 6 o'clock the same day, and did not go there again—I saw Russell again at No. 11, which is a laundry, and he told me not to come down there again, as the rates had not been paid—I had to pay the rates—Mrs. Beard, my sister-in-law, was in the shop some months before I took it, and she sold it to Volkmann—she was confined there last April I—this cloth (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>. ) belongs to her. I</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. She originally carried on the business at No. 10—she left in September—I lived with her and assisted her—Mr. Russell was the owner of 9, 10, and 11—two of those houses are laundries, and one is a confectioner's shop—the business did not thrive, and for the last three weeks I did not pay Mrs. Russell any rent, and Mr. Russell was not satisfied and advised me to sell the business—I had</p>
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<p>one lodger upstairs, who remained—Mr. Russell gave me a sovereign to go, leaving the things belonging to me, but I agreed on April 3rd to remove, in consideration of being allowed to remove my furniture—when I went away I had not paid the rates—I heard that they had been to the Justices and got a summons, and Russell told me I had better not come there, because the police were looking for me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. No claim for rates had been made upon me when I left.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030622-name-33" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030622-name-33" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-name-33" type="surname" value="PULHAM"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-name-33" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN PULHAM</persName> </hi>. I live at 10, Station Road, Twickenham—I paid my rent to Mrs. Beard, and after she left to Mr. Russell, the prisoner, and once to Mrs. Russell, and whoever I paid it to gave me a receipt—my daughter Alice lived in the house—after Mrs. Beard left I paid Mr. Russell till he got arrested—he wrote the receipts in my presence.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. In this book I am described as the tenant of Mrs. Beard—I paid her 3s. on March 29th—this is the last receipt (
<hi rend="italic">Dated April 6th, and signed W. R</hi>. )</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030622-name-34" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030622-name-34" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-name-34" type="surname" value="PULHAM"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-name-34" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE PULHAM</persName> </hi>. I am a daughter of the last witness, and lived with her at Station Road for a fortnight before the prisoners were arrested—I have seen all the three prisoners at 10, Station Road, but I only saw Russell once when he came for the rent on May 4th—I only saw Jewell once, he was then getting a pail of water outside the back of No. 10—I saw a bucket like it at the police-court—I picked Jewell out from a number of men at the police court—I have often seen Trowbridgelooking after the shop—Trowbridge slept in the first-floor back in the next-room to me and my mother, but on the Sunday morning, May 3rd, before he was taken away, he was removed upstairs.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. I said in my deposition " I never saw Russell at all"—I am able to swear that this is like the pail, and I saw it afterwards.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. When Russell came for the rent it was in my aunt's room—I have not seen him in- the shop.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030622-name-35" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030622-name-35" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-name-35" type="surname" value="ERRICKER"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-name-35" type="given" value="WILLIAM GEORGE"/>WILLIAM GEORGE ERRICKER</persName> </hi>. I am a boot maker of Albion Road, Twickenham—I formerly lodged at 10, Station Road, and had a down
<lb/>stairs sitting-room and two attics—I went there on Tuesday or Wednes
<lb/>day, March 31st or April 1st, and paid 5s. a week to Mrs. Beard—I took the rooms of her, but she left about forty-eight hours after I got in—when she left the prisoner Russell said, " Mrs. Beard has gone away, we put the brokers in and turned her out, you have some of my furniture now "—after that I paid rent to him, and he gave me a receipt—on April 22nd I gave him notice to leave, and left on the 29th—he said, " If you had not given me notice I should have given you notice, becauseI have got a man coming who is bringing out a new patent"—No. 10 is a confectioner's shop, and I believe Trowbridge slept there—I left nothing in the attics, they were absolutely clear.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. I served Mrs. Russell with notice to return some goods, but they were not in the attic, they were in the first floor back room—Russell may have told me that he gave me notice on account of my language—I was summoned a few days ago, on June 19, for threaten
<lb/>ing Mrs. Russell, and fined 10s., after applying for ₤6 15s. worth of goods</p>
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<p>which she would not give up—I have been staying at Wandsworth lately—I was the guest of His Majesty there for six months.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. I left a table in the shop, and furniture value ₤6 15s.—this is the table.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030622-name-36" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030622-name-36" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-name-36" type="surname" value="TATLER"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-name-36" type="given" value="EDITH"/>EDITH TATLER</persName> </hi>. I live at 2, Green Lane Cottages, Twickenham—in February last Mrs. Russell employed me at 9, Station Road—Mr. Russell had been away and came home—Trowbridge came there on the Saturday afterwards—he helped Mr. Russell at No. 10 after he took the shop—I saw Trowbridge in the shop every time I went in and saw Russell now and again—I was friendly with Trowbridge. (
<hi rend="italic">The witness here fainted and</hi>
<hi rend="italic">was carried out of Court</hi>. )</p>
<p>Charles McFenning (316 T.) I have been stationed at Twickenham—I was there in April down to May 6th, on a beat which took me to Station Road—I know the three prisoners, and have seen them several times together—I have seen all three outside 10, Station Road, at differenttimes-there are two entrances to No. 10, one into Sharland Road and one into Station Road—I have seen them all together at both entrances, sometimes in the day and sometimes between 11 and 12 p.m., and I have seen Trowbridge in the afternoon when I was coming on duty-Russell lived there—I saw him and Jewell one night about 11.30 at the side entrance in Sharland Road—Russell went to the back to the laundry and Jewell went to the back of the houses—Russell went in—Jewell came back to the side door and knocked, and Russell opened it—they then went round to 9, Station Road, to the sweet shop door, and Russell put his hand in his pocket to unlock the door—I was in uniform—the shop was not open—I passed it five minutes afterwards and it was still dark.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. A policeman is supposed to be on a beat, but he is not always on that beat—I had been the whole month on the beat.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Jewell</hi>. At the Police Court you and Russell were fetched out of the cell to be recognised, and I identified you both.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. I have known Russell several years.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030622-name-37" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030622-name-37" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-name-37" type="surname" value="GARDNER"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-name-37" type="given" value="FREDERICK DOUGLAS"/>FREDERICK DOUGLAS GARDNER</persName> </hi>. I am carman to Smith and Gardner of Kennington Lane—on April 10, I took some goods to 10, Station Road, which were ordered in the name of Russell—I handed them to Trowbridge, and was paid by, I think, this cheque (
<hi rend="italic">Dated April</hi>14
<hi rend="italic">th, for ₤1</hi>17s. 3
<hi rend="italic">d., and endorsed</hi>"
<hi rend="italic">Allington and Co."</hi>)—it is signed. by Russell—I did not see it drawn—I only took one cheque—I went there again on the 17th with goods addressed to Mr. Russell, andsaw Trowbridge—Russell came in afterwards and sent part of the goods back—he paid me about 14s.—I went there again on Friday the 24th, and saw Russell and Trowbridge—Russell said, " You have brought some stuff again; the stuff is not wanted "—he kept some, value 10s. and something, and sent back some—he paid with silver, and there was a bad half-crown among it—I said, " This is a bad one "—Russell said that he did not believe it—I said that I could prove it, and put a florin and a sixpence on the scale, and it would not go down—he was not satisfied, and I put it on another scale, and it was just the same—he gave me the value of it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. Russell did not say to</p>
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<p>" This coin is really bad "—Trowbridge did not give me a good one—he went into the street, and I got paid before he came back.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030622-name-38" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030622-name-38" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19030622-name-38" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES ALDRIDGE</persName> </hi>. I am carman to Mr. Bernard, a wholesale confec
<lb/>tioner of Chiswick—I first called at 10, Station Road, Twickenham, with goods in April, and saw Trowbridge—I said that I had goods from Mr! Bernard—he asked me to leave them, as his
<hi rend="italic">Missis</hi>had gone down the town and taken the money with her—I said, " No, it is against my orders "—I took them away, and called again with them at the end of the week, and saw Russell—he said that Mr. Beard had just gone out, and left a sovereign, as Mrs. Beard had just been confined—I took the goods again, got the same answer, and took them away—on April 25 I took them again—Trowbridge was in the shop and a young lady—Russell came in and said to Trowbridge, " I owe you 2s."—he said, " Yes "—Trowbridge told me to put the goods behind the counter—I did so—the young lady asked if she should pay me out of the till—Trowbridge said, " No, I will pay "—and he produced 10s.—Russell was not there then—Trowbridge took the money from his pocket and put it down very carefully on the counter and
<hi rend="italic">drawed them</hi>down, and said to the young lady, " You will have to give me 2s. 5d. out of the till now "—she did so, and he took them into his hand—there were five florins—I put them into my pocket—I looked at them, and noticed their colour—they were dark—he signed the bill I had brought, and I went away—when I got back to Mr. Bernard's I paid in what I had taken, ₤9 1s. 9d. including what I had taken at 10, Station Road—on the same evening Mr. Bernard showed me a bad florin, and I recognised it as one which I had taken at Station Road—I gave it back to him, and he took it away—he sent me next day to the London and County Bank with a bag to pay in some money to his credit—I do not know how much was in the bag—I handed it to one of the bank clerks, who called my attention to these four bad florins (
<hi rend="italic">Produced.)—they</hi>are the ones I received from Trowbridge-the bank clerk bent them; and I took them back to Mr.Bernard.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030622-name-39" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030622-name-39" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-name-39" type="surname" value="BERNARD"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-name-39" type="given" value="ALEXIS"/>ALEXIS BERNARD</persName> </hi>. I am a wholesale confectioner, of 17, Fisher's Lane, Chiswick—the last witness is my carman—on April 24th he returned home and paid me ₤9 1s. 9d.—I found a bad florin in it, which I showed him the same evening, and handed it to the police—I sent Aldridge next day to pay in ₤30 or ₤40 to my account—that included the money he had paid me the prievous evening—when he came back he handed me four florins, bent as they are now—I communicated with the police—there was a great deal of silver in what I sent to the bank.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030622-name-40" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030622-name-40" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19030622-name-40" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER DEW</persName> </hi>(
<hi rend="italic">Detective-Inspector</hi>. ) I received information from the last witness, obtained a warrant, and went with other officers, shortly after 3 o'clock on May 5th, to 9 and 10, Station Road, Twickenham—other officers were posted outside—No. 9 is a laundry—Sergeant Taylor and I entered No. 10, and Trowbridge came from the parlour into the shop—I said, " Is the proprietor in? "—he said, " No, not just now "—I said, " What time will he be in? "—he hesitated, and said, " Oh, about 6 o'clock "—I said, " It is Mr. Beard, is it not? "—he said, " Yes, I am minding the shop "—Taylor then went further in, and Trowbridge turned and went back</p>
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<p>into the parlour, and said, " Go, Charlie; go, Charlie "—I rushed in and passed him, and saw Jewell in the passage—he ran, I followed him, and seized him half-way down the garden, and said, " I am a police officer, what are you running for? "—he made no reply, but struggled to get away—there is a gateway at the end of the garden by which he could get into the Shirland Road—another constable came, and we took him into the house—Trowbridge was brought in—I told him who I was. and read the warrent to them—Russell said, " I am the landlord; you can search my place; I have got no counterfeit coin "—Trowbridge said, "I am partner of this shop with Mr. Russell; before you search let us go" through the things together so that he can see what there is there "—Russell said, " The business is part his and part mine "—the till was brought in, and he and Russell examined it—there was only a small amount in it—I asked Jewell to account for his presence there—he said something which I did not mention at the Police Court, and Crutchett handed me eleven coins, two in a purse and nine rolled up in paper—Crutchett said that a gentle
<lb/>man in a garden next door but one had handed them to him—I said to Jewell, " I believe you threw them into that garden when you ran away "—he said, " I did not, there is nothing found in my possession, and you cannot touch me "—I found the back attic locked, but I got in, and there I found a cigarette box containing two counterfeit sovereigns dated 1879, a half-crown five counterfeit florins not in paper, two genuine half-crowns, and five plaster moulds which are broken—I found some plaster of Paris, some wire for a battery, a table knife, a box of glass tubes, a ladle, some American cloth, some bi-sulphate of soda, three squares of glass, some white metal, a saucepan with a whole metal in it, a pail of water, some lamp black, and two files—all those things have been submitted to Mr. Webster—I found half of a table in No. 9, and the Sergeant found the other half in No. 10 I saw them put together—I went down stairs and told the prisoners that all the things for making counterfeit coin had been found, and that they would be charged with making the moulds—Russell said, " I know nothing about it "—the other two said nothing—at the station I told them they would be charged with possing base coins—Russell said, " What! possessing; possession means when you have it on you "—the others made no reply—they were then charged, and Russell said, " I was not in possession of that place; I do not know what has been going on there; I do not interfere with my lodgers so long as they pay their rent"—I further charged them with making counterfeit coin—Russell said, " I am innocent"—the others made no reply—Russell's wife was present in the evening of the 7th, and he was handing her a letter—I do not know who wrote it—I took possession of it. (
<hi rend="italic">This was signed</hi>"
<hi rend="italic">E. R., " and on the back of it was "See Jewell.")'</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. All the implements of coining were found in the top attic of No. 10, except the bowl of the ladle and the plaster of Paris—" See Jewell" is not in the same writing as the rest of the letter.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Jewell</hi>. I lost sight of you, momentarily, when you turned from the passage into the garden—I had your house searched,</p>
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<p>nothing was found there—you had not a large pipe in your mouth in the garden—I cannot tell you all the conversation without bringing something else in, which I do not want to do.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. He was in a position to be able to throw something over the conservatory of the next house.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">(Police Sergeant T</hi>. ) On May 5th, I went with In
<lb/>spector Dew and other officers to 10, Station Road, Twickenham—Dew asked for the proprietor—the prisoner Trowbridge, who was behind the counter, said that he would not be in till about six o'clock—looking through the glass door leading into the parlour at the back of the shop, I saw the prisoner Jewell rise, and walk towards the door—I said to Trowbridge, " Who is that in the back parlour? "—Trowbridge rushed out after Jewell and shouted, " Go, Charlie, go "—Dew rushed after Jewell—Trowbridge went into the passage—I took hold of his arm—I saw the inspector in a severe struggle with Jewell in the back yard—I tried to bring Trowbridge towards them with a view of rendering assis
<lb/>tance—Jewell was quiet then—Trowbridge dashed to the front of the shop, where I knew other officers were—after I had gone to Dew's assis
<lb/>tance, I returned to the shop, where Trowbridge was brought by other officers—Russell was also brought in—Dew read the warrant to the prisoners, and then commenced searching the house—in the parlour Trowbridge said, " I am part owner of the shop, I sleep in this room on the couch "—later he said, " I am only a lodger "—Russell said, " I am the landlord, and I do not know anything about any counterfeit money "—I asked who Trowbridge was-—Russell said, " He is my lodger, " and, pointing to Jewell, " I have never seen this man before "—the prisoners were taken to the station—I then searched the back parlour and found a bag of plaster of Paris, and loose in the sideboard drawers; the invoice of Addington, Smith, and Gardner, with several other papers and private letters, some cheques that had been through the bank, signed by W. Russell, a letter addressed to Franklin, signed " Edith Tatler, " and another letter addressed to him—in the shop I found a number of invoices; two were made out by Gardner—I searched Trowbridge and Jewell—I found on Trowbridge 6d. in silver, 10 ¼d. in bronze, and a pawn ticket; and on Jewell, a book, and a pipe, but no money—when we were taking a description of the prisoners at the station, Jewell said, "Look here, if that inspector had promised me something definite, instead of making a lot of vague remarks, I might have told him something; but as I told him I am a dealer, I never give something for nothing; you may tell that to the Magistrates if you like "—Mr. Bean handed me these four florins, and Mr. Barnard five on April 23rd—we marked them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. Russell did not say when I asked who Trowbridge was, " I have only known that man some three weeks "—I made a note within an hour, in this book which contains other matters—when Jewell made a statement I had to write it small to get it into that page—no articles for making bad money were found at the laundry; it was searched—the warrant applied to Nos. 9 and 10.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Jewell</hi>. I gave evidence before the Magistrate and referred to my notes.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant T</hi>. ) On May 5th I was with the other officers at Station Road—I was posted at the rear and side of the premises—I saw the prisoner Trowbridge running from Station Road into Shirland Road—I stopped him and said, " What is up? "—he replied, " I do not know, it has nothing to do with me "—I took him to the back parlour of No. 10, the sweet-stuff shop—he said, " What have you brought me here for? this is Mr. Russell's room, but I have been sleeping on the couch "—I saw Russell detained by another officer—I said, " I want you to come in here "—he said, " What are you going to do then? "—I said, " We are going to search your premises, this shop and the one next door, for counterfeit coin; Inspector Dew has a search warrant to do so "—he said, " Search where you like, you cannot find anything in my place; I lately got this shop for my girl, " referring to the sweet stuff shop, " that man (
<hi rend="italic">Trowbridge</hi>) and I are joint owners; I had to turn the other people out, counterfeit coin, you know that is not my game "—the prisoners were kept in the back parlour, and I commenced to search the shop—in searching, I knocked down a box of sweets—Russell said, " Be careful what you are doing there, there is about ₤20 worth of stock "—on the way to the station Trowbridge said, " What are we going to be charged with? "—I said, " Possessing counterfeit coin and implements for making the same "—he said, " Well, I suppose I must expect a blank sometimes in our lives "—Russell was brought into the station by other officers—I searched him and found on him a pass book, 11s. 6d. in silver, and 3 ½d. in bronze, good money—one half of the antique table, now in Court, was in use as a dressing table in the top floor of the laundry, and the other half came from the next house—I put the two together, they form one table—the furniture in No. 10 was the same when all the officers went as it was when I took Miss Beard there, and the covering found there corre
<lb/>sponds with the piece of cloth she produced yesterday—I received these four bad florins from Mr. Bean.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. Miss Tatler was in the shop with Russell's daughter when I asked to see the furniture on May 10th—it had not been removed or tampered with.</p>
<p>Julia Beard (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. ) I went with Detective Moore to 10, Station Road, during the time the prisoners were on remand before the Magistrate—the furniture was the same as it was when I left the shop—the furniture had been mine—Russell gave me a sovereign when I went out—I left the furniture against three weeks' rent—it had been distrained upon.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. Russell also let me take my sewing machine—a man from Chelsea called about the business—I used to buy my sweets of a Mr. Bernard—Russell brought a traveller to put some stock in the shop to sell the business, as I understood—nothing was said about selling the business in my presence—they made out a list of con
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<p>business before he came with the traveller—he gave the traveller an order—a vanload of stuff came on a Saturday after that.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer</hi>. ) I went with other officers to 10, Station Road, on May 5th—I saw Trowbridge run from No. 10 towards No. 9, and round the corner to the rear of the houses where Sergeant Moore met him—Russell came to the shop door and looked the way Trowbridge had run—Trowbridge was seized as he was running away—I immediately caught hold of Russell just outside the shop—I told him he would have to go into No. 10 with me—I took him into No. 10 where the inspector and other officers were—I went with Sergeant Moore into No. 9 and searched, and afterwards with Russell to the police station—on the way Russell said, " Do not catch hold of me, I know nothing about what they are doing, I let the shop and that is all; do not make me vicious; if you do I will put you through it, and all the lot of you "—he was formally charged at the station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>. I held him gently by the sleeve—I generally make a prisoner secure—I saw eggs in the laundry window.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030622-name-44" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH JAMES</persName> </hi>. I am a widow living at 12, Station Road, Twicken
<lb/>ham—the second door from the sweetstuff shop—about 3.30 p.m., on May 5th, I was in my back parlour; I heard something thrown on to Mr. Bean's glass conservatory, No. 13, ' next door—I went to the corner and heard a scuffle at No. 10—I spoke to Mr. Bean, who came back and showed me two florins, a half crown, a paper of toys, and a purse—he handed them to the detective.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030622-name-45" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BEAN</persName> </hi>. I am a gardener of 13, Station Road, Twickenham—on May 5th, Mrs. James called me out of my house—in consequence of what she said I went down the garden—I had seen a scuffle in the garden of No. 10 from the top of my house—I found in the path, just in front of the conservatory, some loose florins and some in a packet, and a purse—I had been in the garden a quarter or half an hour before that and had not seen them—I handed them to Sergeant Crutchet, who was outside in front—the next day I found, I think, four more florins in the garden—I handed them to Sergeant Taylor—the day after that I found two more florins—I handed them to Sergeant Moore.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Jewell</hi>. Some of the coins were amongst the shrubs, or, rather, wild hyacinths.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. The shrubs are about 20 in or 2 ft. from the conservatory.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Detective</hi>T.) I was with the other officers—I saw Mr. Bean come out at his shop door—he handed me eleven coins, two in a purse, three loose, and six in paper—I went into the parlour at No. 10, where the prisoners and other officers were, and told them where I got the coins—there was paper between the coins—I afterwards went upstairs at No. 10 with other officers and found the two doors locked—I went back to the parlour and said, "Where are the keys of the rooms that are locked up stairs? "—Russell said, " There are several keys lying there "—Trow
<lb/>bridge said, " I have not got it "—Jewell said, " I do not know anything about it "—I took a key from another door and gave it to Dew, and it fitted—I went down stairs and in the fire place of the back parlour I found this</p>
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<p>handle of a ladle—this bowl of the ladle was on a table in the back attic in a box—there was a fire place in the attic, which appeared to have been used.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030622-name-47" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coins to H.M. Mint—I have examined five single moulds in plaster of Paris, one for half-crowns dated 1889, one for half-crowns dated 1893, two for florins dated 1900, and one for florins dated 1897—these twenty counterfeit florins are dated 1897 and 1900, and from the moulds of those dates one half-crown is dated 1889 arid is from the mould of that date—they are bad—I have seen the pattern pieces of good coins from which the moulds for the half-crown of 1893 and florins of 1900 were made—all these coins have been made from these moulds—I have also seen two gilt sovereigns—both are from the same sovereign mould—one bad florin is dated 1898—I have also seen the lamp black, battery, and the other articles produced—they are the regular, complete stock in trade of a counterfeit coiner—the two files have metal in their teeth—these are battery acids.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for Russell</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030622-name-48" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH RUSSELL</persName> </hi>. I am Russell's wife and live at 9, Station Road, Twickenham—about June, 1900, my husband and I applied to the Abbey Road and St. John's Road Building Society and obtained an advance of ₤600, and purchased No. 3, 4, and 6, Shirland Place, but now called 9, 10 and 11, Station Road—we have paid off about ₤250 of the mortgage—the houses became our joint property—Miss Beard became tenant of the sweetstuff shop at No. 10 with her sister just after Christmas, she having been previously in Mr. Volkman's employ—she was not regular in her pay
<lb/>ments of rent—I reported to my husband that she was not a satisfactory tenant—I saw Mr. Inman, Messrs. Umberstone's traveller, who supplied goods for the shop—Mr. Inman advised my husband to get rid of the Beards, and after inquiries Trowbridge took the business at the end of March, Miss Beard having left on April 3rd—I was a party to the arrange
<lb/>ment with Trowbridge, which was put into writing—this is the agreement, dated April 13th—I knew Trowbridge as Franklin, and, after he had taken the business, as Beard, but not as Trowbridge till after his arrest—[
<hi rend="italic">the agreement was for a payment of</hi>₤25,
<hi rend="italic">in sums of</hi>₤15
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>10
<hi rend="italic">monthly instal
<lb/>ments of</hi>₤1,
<hi rend="italic">and a rental of</hi>₤20
<hi rend="italic">payable weekly or monthly for the house except one bedroom and a kitchen until possession could be obtained]</hi>—I received the ₤15 and paid it into the bank—goods were ordered of Umberstone for which I paid ₤8 4s. 6d.—those goods were put in the shop and included in the purchase—after April 13th my husband and I took no part in the business, but we carried on the laundry business at No. 9—on May 5th my husband came into the kitchen with a basket of eggs—after a conversation about them he went into the ironing room and put them in at the office window—he then went out, and was immediately afterwards arrested—before that I saw him standing at the front door looking at a commotion which was going on in the street—someone came out of the crowd and took hold of him—on May 16th I read a letter from Brixton prison in Trowbridge's writing.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. Miss Beard owed two weeks' rent at 12s. oil March 24th—at the time of the distraint three weeks were owing; my husband paid her ₤1, and we allowed her to take away her bedding furniture, and her sewing machine—there was not much left, about four chairs, a table, and a couch—36s. was owing besides the fees of levying—the previous tenant gave no notice; after we had given him notice on account of his bad language to his mother and others and complaints of disturbance—we had no tenant in view—I know nothing about an " inventor " coming—my husband would have told me if he had a tenant—our interests were about equal—I made no inquiries about Trowbridge—two rooms were reserved till possession could be obtained—Mr. Erreker occupied two rooms on the top floor—he left in pursuance of. notice about April 29th—he left a bed that my husband lent him money on—Trowbridge had been making inquiries about a week before the agreement was signed—a tobacco and sweetstuff business was carried on—we do our own repairs to the premises, and my husband minded the shop occasionally when Trow
<lb/>bridge was absent—he did not write cheques for the goods—I heard nothing about a counterfeit half-crown previous to the arrest—I first heard about it at the police court—I have never kept a servant—my daughter was sometimes in the shop; sometimes she would serve—I heard nothing about counterfeit money in connection with her takings over the counter—I do not know Jewell—I saw him on one or two occasions leave No. 10—in the evening—the shop was open—I have not seen or heard of his being with my husband—I went to the police station the day of the arrest—my husband handed me a letter which has nothing to do with the case and another one, and this was allowed to pass—I know nothing about the memorandum at the back " See Jewell "; I do not know the writing—it does not look like my husband's—the letter was not stopped by the police any more than the banking book was—I do not know what the other writing on the letter is—I only know Jewell's address from what I have seen in the papers—I received ₤10 after the signing of the agreement from my husband—the expression that my husband and Trowbridge were joint owners must be a mistake in the police evidence—I do not think Trow
<lb/>bridge said he was joint owner of the property.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">He-examined</hi>. I paid ₤8 of the ₤10 into the bank the following week—this is the paying-in slip—the police kept "back from the papers my husband wanted to hand me through them a pass book, a letter, and a post card connected with the laundry business.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Jewell, in his defence, stated that he called on Trowbridge and had supper and a wash and brush up; they some of the coins must have been found subse
<lb/>quent to the arrest by someone implicated, but that in his home nothing in
<lb/>criminating was found, and that what the police stated that he said to them was not correct</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Trowbridge produced a written defence, stating that he did not shout</hi>, "
<hi rend="italic">Go, Charlie, " and that it was impossible for him to make counterfeit coin, as he was in the shop all day, except when he went out, when he asked Russell, as</hi>a
<hi rend="italic">neighbour, to mind it while he was gone</hi>.
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<hi rend="italic">Four convictions were proved against Russell and four against Jewell.
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<hi rend="italic">Three convictions were proved against Trowbridge.
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<interp inst="t19030622-name-50" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES MILWARD</persName> </hi>. I am a barman at the Peacock public house, Minories—on May 28th, between 6.15 and 6.20 p.m., I served the prisoner with a penny packet of cigarettes—he banged this florin which he took from his trousers pocket on the counter, and kept his hand over it and kept me in conversation—I asked him for the money—I saw it was bad—he said, " Give me a piece of it, " as I broke it up—I said, " Do not be in such a hurry "—I had then tried it and bent it—he tried to run away—Ferres and the
<hi rend="italic">Governor</hi>stopped him—a constable was sent for—I marked the two pieces and gave them to Ferres—these are them—I got back the cigarettes—I went to the police station and heard the charge—the prisoner said he did not know he had it, that he must have got it from Epsom, as he had been there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I thought it was bad from the way he put it down and from his keeping his hand over it—he was the only customer in the bar.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19030622-name-51" type="given" value="THOMAS WILLIAM"/>THOMAS WILLIAM FERRES</persName> </hi>. I am the landlord of the Peacock public house, Minories—Milward called me and said, " This man has given me this "—the prisoner attempted to get out at the front door, but I said, " You cannot get out of here till the police come "—he struggled violently—he said, " Won't I? you will see "—he roughly handled me—he threw a bucket at me—I forced him down on to the table—he said, " Let me go, let me go "—a constable came, I gave him in charge.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City</hi>. ) I was called to the Peacock public house, where the prisoner was detained by Ferres, who said in his hearing that he asked the barman for a packet of cigarettes and handed him that" bad coin, and he wished to give him into custody—I took him to the station, searched him and found 6s. in silver, and fourteen pence bronze, all good—I took fourteen cigarettes from both his trousers pockets—there were two packets besides the one he had got—they are Woodbines—Milward handed me the pieces of the coin.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. The packet contains five cigarettes—he gave an address, 3, Nicholas Street, Manchester.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. He was sober when arrested—he quite understood what was said to him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030622-name-53" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coins to H.M. Mint—these two pieces of a florin are counterfeit.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence on oath, said that he gave his address at</hi>3,
<hi rend="italic">Little Nelson Street, Ashley Lane, Manchester; that he came to Epsom and won some money, went about and got "full up" with drink; that he must have received the coin at Epsom, and that was why he asked for the pieces, or in change for some vases, or he might have got it in change during the day; but that he was quite innocent, and did not know it was bad, and was not aware</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">he had other cigarettes in his pocket, because they were under his handker
<lb/>chief</hi>.
<hi rend="italic"/>.
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030622-512-offence-1 t19030622-name-55"/>Frederick Roberts</persName>, his master</rs>;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>to
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<interp inst="t19030622-512-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="stealingFromMaster"/>stealing twenty boxes of cigars, the property of his said master, having been con
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<hi rend="italic">
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, June 23rd</hi>, 1903.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Darling</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">26)</hi>,
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030622-513-offence-1 t19030622-name-57"/>William Walker</persName> </rs>.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">PRISCILLA MARIA GILLING</hi> </persName>
<rs id="t19030622-514-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19030622-514-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="kill"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-514-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="manslaughter"/>was charged on the Coroner's inquisition with the manslaughter of
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<interp inst="t19030622-name-59" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030622-514-offence-1 t19030622-name-59"/>Elizabeth Wynne</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILLIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for the prosecution offered no evidence</hi>.
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>515.
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<interp inst="def1-515-19030622" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS PYATT</hi>,</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEYCESTER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">During the progress of the case</hi>Mr. Justice Darling
<hi rend="italic">stated that the evidence was insufficient</hi>.
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<p>516.
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<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>, With intent to do him grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030622-name-64" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19030622-name-64" type="given" value="CLARK"/>MR. CLARK HALL</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>Mr. Leycester
<hi rend="italic">Defended</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030622-name-65" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19030622-name-65" type="given" value="ERNEST"/>ERNEST GRIFFITHS</persName> </hi>. I am a commercial traveller of 24, Broadway Parade, Crouch End—I first saw the prisoner on Thursday, June 4th—I met him by appointment at Broad Street Station—there was a general conversation between him and myself and my wife, who had met him about fifteen minutes before I did—she introduced me to him, and explained to him that she had married me while he had been away—a letter had come to me which I had opened making the appointment—I knew that my wife had been married before—on June 6th I got another letter from him, asking us to meet him at his place, Canning Town—I and my wife went, but he did not keep the appointment—we returned home, and found him talking to my housekeeper—I invited him in, and he remained in the house for some time,—we were on friendly terms—in the letter he had written to me he said he was making arrangements concerning his boy, who was at school in Paris, before he returned to South America—the boy was the son of the prisoner and my wife—the prisoner told me he intended to return to South America—he had left my wife in Peru thirteen years ago—on June 6th he seemed to lose his temper, and finally said he would not go to South America, and would prosecute* his wife for bigamy—he left my house about 12 p.m.—I went out with him—we went down to Totten
<lb/>ham Lane—I appealed to him not to ruin his wife a second time—I per
<lb/>suaded him not to go to the police, and he returned to my house with me,</p>
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<p>he remained there until the following day, and left early in the morning—we were on friendly terms when we parted—I saw him again on the 10th—our interview was then friendly—he came with the idea of asking me to separate from his wife—he professed to have property in South America, and said he should be able to make a settlement on her of ₤100 a year—we chatted this over, and my wife took down the terms of the settlement—I said, " Of course, before anything is done, you must satisfy my solicitor and myself that you are in a position to carry out the proposals you make "—I wanted him to produce proofs—he immediately collapsed, because evi-dently he was not in a position to do what he proposed—we remained friendly until he said to his wife, " I will have you dead or alive; if you don't agree to what I wish I will shoot both of you "—I said, " If you attempt violence to either Mabel or myself I will shoot you like a dog "—he remained for some little time—we had a general conversation—he left my house about 10.30 p.m.—I walked with him as far as Crouch Hill Station, where we found that the last train to Canning Town had gone—I suggested that he should come back to our house and stay there—he did so—I got up about 6 a.m., but found he had gone—on June 11th I got this letter from him—(
<hi rend="italic">This stated that he had drawn up his will; they his wife was to have</hi>₤50;
<hi rend="italic">that as he had to fay for the drawing up of the documents, and owing to other expenses he was short of money; that he would leave for South America next week, and asked for</hi>"
<hi rend="italic">two quid</hi>"
<hi rend="italic">till Monday next</hi>. )—my wife's pet name is Bobs—on June 13th I was at home in the evening—about 7.30 p.m. the prisoner came in—we had a conversation—we were friendly—I had sent him a postal order for ₤1—when he came in he was very wet, and I insisted upon him taking his coat off—he had no overcoat or umbrella—I said, "Take your coat off and let it be dried"—he went downstairs to a spare room and took the papers out of his pocket, and I put his coat before the kitchen fire to dry—I went downstairs and bought a bottle of whisky, and gave him about a quarter of a tumbler, because he was shivering—he seemed thoroughly ill—we had a conversation, and he said, " I have seen Pethcot to-day, and Mr. Robert Gray was there also, and I have told him unless he pays me ₤300 by Monday I will lose him his position in the Cable Company "—I knew that he owed money—I said, " You hound, this is blackmail, I will have no more to do with you, put on your coat and out you go "—I went into the kitchen to fetch his coat, and as I came back with it on my arm, he fired his revolver at me—I could not see the revolver—there was a light behind me and one in the other room, but in the passage it was dim—I was dazed, and he fired a second shot—I felt the powder hit me—I jumped on him, and jumped on his head, and tried to stamp the life out of him—he then seemed very dazed and unconscious—I went for Dr. Hare.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I believed Mrs. Griffiths was a widow when I married—her—she is a distant cousin of mine—I had only known her for eight or nine years—she says she was married to the prisoner in Peru, and lived with him there—I do not think he is an Englishman, I think he is a half-caste—the first time that I knew that he had turned up again was when I got the letter on June 3rd—he did not tell me that he wanted Mrs. Griffiths to</p>
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<p>leave me and go to him—I did not offer him money to go away and leave us alone, I was not in a position to do so—I tried to persuade him to go away, and he agreed that it would be best for all parties that there should be no scandal—there were no high words between us on June 6th, he only said that he had changed his mind, and would have his wife dead or alive—he also said that on the 10th—he proposed that Mrs. Griffiths should leave me and live apart from both of us, and that he would make her an allowance—I had not seen a revolver in his possession up to the time of his saying that he would shoot me and his wife—I did not then know that he had one—he had slept at my house on two or three occasions—nobody else had occupied the room where he slept between the time that he slept in it and the 13th—he did not go to his room just before he fired at me—I always thought he was rather peculiar in his manner—I believe he has something the matter with his right arm; I have never seen him use it-he did not seem to be in bad health—his mood did not change from time to time—when he came in on the 13th he seemed rather funny, he insisted upon knowing where I had been, and I thought it curious that a man in his position should dictate to me as to my movements—he did not seem excited—he seemed ill, and his teeth were chattering with the rain and cold—we did not have any cross words—he did not refuse to take the whisky I offered him, or make any trouble about taking it—he did not accuse me of insulting Mrs. Griffiths—when he shot at me he was wearing my dressing gown—I did not see the revolver in his hand, I only saw the flash—the shots did not hit me, the powder burned my hand, and my coat was torn—I do not know if it was done by the bullets, but it was not. torn before the first shot was fired—the second bullet struck the ceiling, and Dr. Hare picked it up—my sitting room is about 18 feet by 16 feet—the prisoner was standing in the doorway when he fired—I was in the door
<lb/>way of the kitchen, and about 1 ½ yards away—Mrs. Griffiths was in the kitchen then—my housekeeper fetched the policeman—while he was coming the prisoner was lying on the floor: I would not allow him to get up—I did not know if he had any more arms on him—he was quiet then—he kept lifting his head to get up, but I kept shoving him back again—he lay there until the policeman came.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19030622-name-66" type="given" value="CONSTANCE"/>CONSTANCE ROSS</persName> </hi>. I live at 24, Broadway Parade, and am Mr. Griffiths' housekeeper—oh June 13th, I was in the kitchen, about 9.50 p.m.—I heard the prisoner call to the prosecutor in a very pleading way—the prosecutor, Mrs. Griffiths, and myself were all in the kitchen—the prose
<lb/>cutor went towards the dining-room, and I instantly heard a shot, and then another—I went out of the kitchen and saw the prisoner lying on the floor, just inside the dining-room—I had first seen him on the Saturday after Whitsun—I had seen him about four times—he and the prosecutor appeared to be on friendly terms—I saw a revolver lying on the floor about two yards from the prisoner—the prosecutor has a revolver; the one on the floor was not his.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I saw the prosecutor's revolver in the dining-room cupboard—it was not kept loaded—the prosecutor was only in the kitchen a little time before he was called out—he was not sitting there—</p>
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<p>he was drying his hands—the prisoner was alone in the dining-room—I had seen him that evening—I do not think that he seemed ill—he had been at the house since about 7.30.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. His coat was in the kitchen on the horse in front of the fire—when the prosecutor left the kitchen, I think he had the prisoner's coat in his hand—there was a light in the kitchen and in the dining-room—I had heard the prosecutor telling the prisoner to get out of the house, and then he came into the kitchen—I do not remember his picking up the prisoner's coat.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030622-name-67" type="given" value="EVAN"/>EVAN HARE</persName> </hi>. I am a registered medical practitioner of Ratcliffe House, Hornsey—on June 13th, I was called to 24, Broadway Parade, about 10.5 p.m.—I saw the prisoner lying on his back on the floor in. the sitting room—I examined him—I found no bullet wound, but he had two contused abrasions on his face, and a depression on the left side of his head under the bone—he was quite conscious—I spoke two or three times to him; he did not answer readily—I said, " What is all this about? " he said, " These people have been taking advantage of me "—this revolver (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) was handed to me by Mrs. Griffiths—I examined it; there were two exploded and four intact cartridges in it—on the landing, some way from the sitting-room, I found a bullet; it was rather battered, and I did not test it to see if it would fit the revolver.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I do not think anybody was holding the prisoner when I got there; he was not excited—the mark on his skull was an old one, it was a severe injury, I took it to be the cause of his arms being. paralysed, and I think it also affects his leg—he was quite sober—there was a strong smell of spirits in the room.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19030622-name-68" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ADAMS</persName> </hi>(48 Y.) About 10.5 p.m. on June 13th,. I was called to this house in Broadway Parade—I saw the prisoner being held by Dr. Hare—I saw a revolver, it contained four loaded cartridges and two unloaded ones—I arrested the prisoner for attempted murder—I took him to the station; he made no reply to the charge—I think this revolver is of Belgian make.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19030622-name-69" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD YOUNG</persName> </hi>(455 Y.) On June 13th. I was on reserve duty at Hornsey Police Station—I was looking after the prisoner in the charge room—about 11 p.m. the prosecutor came in, and asked to see the officer on duty—I pointed to the inspector's office—as he was entering the office, the prisoner said, " I wish I had killed him."</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19030622-name-70" type="given" value="SIDNEY"/>SIDNEY KENDALL</persName> </hi>(
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant Y</hi>. ) On June 14th, I went to 24, Broadway Parade—I examined the second floor—I found a bullet embedded in the panel of the front room door—I also saw that one had hit the bannister and glanced off up to the ceiling—this one (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) I cut out of the panel—on June 15th, I was in the passage of the Court with the prisoner; he said, "Sit down, I want to tell you something"—I sat down—he said, " When I went upstairs the Griffiths threatened to shoot me; I pulled my revolver out, and shot at him once or twice, I do not know which."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I found the bullet in the door-post of the dining-</p>
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<p>room door—if you were standing in the front room doorway, the bannisters would be on your left, and about 2 ½ yards away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I understand this revolver was made in Belgium—I have not tried it to see how far it will carry—I should say it would kill at 50 yards.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate</hi>. " All I can say is this is unjust, I have been led into this. I came to the house and was received very kindly—Mr. Griffiths, me, and my wife did not agree, they asked me to have some brandy. I refused, and they pressed me, and he went and fetched some, and I drank a little. It tasted peculiar. As we were in front of the door, he gave me a blow. I pulled my revolver out, and he knocked it out of my hand, and then he knocked me down. He kicked me on the head. I did not remember any more until I was at the police station. The doctor gave me some medicine, and said there was some
<lb/>thing queer."</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19030622-name-71" type="given" value="ERNEST"/>ERNEST GRIFFITHS</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">(Re-examined</hi>. ) I have a pistol, it is not a revolver—the prisoner has never seen it to my knowledge—I kept it in a cupboard in the room—I have had it for many years—I have not fired it for years.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030622-name-72" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-name-72" type="surname" value="KENDALL"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-name-72" type="given" value="SIDNEY"/>SIDNEY KENDALL</persName> </hi>(
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. ) I have seen Mr. Griffiths' pistol, it was all dirty and rusty—I looked down the barrel, it was full of fur from dirt and rust—I should say it had not been used for years.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030622-name-73" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030622-name-73" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19030622-name-73" type="given" value="ERNEST"/>ERNEST GRIFFITHS</persName> </hi>(
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by</hi>Mr. Leycester.) I did not knock the revolver out of the prisoner's hand—I did not strike him before he. fired—it may have fallen out of his hand when we closed.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence on oath, said that he had left his revolver under his bed; that the prosecutor said he would shoot him; that he (the prisoner) went and got his revolver, and held it out to the prosecutor, and said</hi>, "
<hi rend="italic">Here you are; if you want to shoot me, do so, but I am tired of this kind of behaviour "</hi>;
<hi rend="italic">that the prosecutor knocked it out of his hand; that he did not remember any more; that he did not know if it went off or not; and that he did not intend to shoot the prosecutor</hi>.
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<hi rend="italic">
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday and Wednesday, June</hi>23
<hi rend="italic">rd and</hi>24th, 1903.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder</hi>.</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-16-19030622 t19030622-16-punishment-15"/>Nine months' hard labour</rs> </hi>.
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030622-name-80" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030622-name-80" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19030622-name-80" type="given" value="PAUL ELWIN"/>PAUL ELWIN MILLARD</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in Holy Orders, living at Forest Gate—on June 9th, I was walking along Poultry—there was a crowd waiting to see the King and- Queen drive by—I stood on the pave-</p>
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<p>ment, and then noticed part of my watch chain hanging down—I saw the prisoner pass the chain on, and I took hold of his wrist and asked him to give up my watch—he said he could not do that, he had not got it; so I kept hold of his wrist, and called a policeman—the watch was not found on him—the ring of a watch was brought into the station, having been picked up from the pavement—it was similar to the one attached to my watch—he had the chain in his hand when I seized his wrist.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner. I</hi>saw your hand on my chain, and caught hold of your wrist immediately.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030622-name-81" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19030622-name-81" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES ARNOLD</persName> </hi>(178
<hi rend="italic">City</hi>. ) On June 11th, about 5.15 p.m., I was called by the prosecutor in Poultry—he said he had lost his watch-he had hold of the prisoner—there was a crowd, and I forced my way through, and put both arms round the prisoner—he then endeavoured to pass something from his left hand—with the assistance of another constable I brought him out from the crowd into a clear space, and the ring of a watch was then picked up—the prisoner was taken to the station and charged—no watch was found on him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. When I came up the prosecutor had hold of you by the wrist—I could not see to whom you passed the something I men
<lb/>tioned, owing to the crowd—I got you out of the crowd into the carriage way.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's Defence</hi>. I was waiting in Cheapside watching for the King and Queen to drive by, and making a cigarette, when the prosecutor took hold of my wrist and called a constable, who took me into the carriage
<lb/>way and searched me, but found nothing on me.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19030622-519-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 February 21st</hi>, 1899.
<hi rend="italic">Two other convictions were proved against him.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRAMPTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted; </hi>Mr. Kershaw
<hi rend="italic">Defended</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030622-name-84" type="given" value="EDWARD TOM"/>EDWARD TOM TANDY</persName> </hi>. I am a journalist of 68, Torrington Square-on May loth I left the office of the " Daily Mail " about 9.40, and I got to Regent Street about 10.30—the prisoner said something to me to this effect, " Have not we met in Nottingham? "—I looked at him and said I did not remember meeting him—I have been several times in Notting
<lb/>ham, but I did not remember meeting him—we talked about Nottingham and walked on together—he said he was staying with friends in Edgware Road, and asked me to go and have a drink—I went, as he seemed a very gentlemanly person and spoke very nicely—I had some lemonade, and he had, I think, some whisky—we left the public house together, and went strolling along, chatting about various topics—I omitted to say that I had seen him shortly before in a urinal in Vine Street—we continued walking in the direction of Edgware Road, and I said, " Where shall we go and have another drink? " he said, " Now you have come so far, come to my place and have something to drink there, " and I said, " Very well"—when we got to Chapel' Street, Edgware Road, he stopped out-side a</p>
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<p>little sweet shop and said that was where he was staying—he knocked at the door; it was opened—we went in—he went upstairs to light up and came back—I then went upstairs with him into a bedroom—he said, " We have to pass this way, " and walked over to a lamp which was there, blew it out, turned round and flung me down on the bed, and snatched my watch and chain and cigarette case and put them in his jacket pocket—he then put his hand in my trousers pocket and took out everything I had, a card case and about 8s. or 9s.—he then got up, giving me a further push, and slipped out of the room—I thought it advisable not to call out, as it might bring him help instead of for me—I jumped up and looked round the room, and struck a match—he then came back, and with the same match relit the lamp—I thought it best to be diplomatic, so as to safely get out of the house and get him out too, so I said, " You have served me a dastardly trick, how much do you want? I suppose you have taken my things for money; name your sum; of course, you know you have left me with no money, but get my things and come with me and you shall have what you want "—he said, " No, I can't get the things to-night, they have gone entirely out of the house "—I stopped talking with him, endeavouring to persuade him to go and get them—he said, " Don't think I have taken the things because I am a bad man, I am not bad at heart; I have taken them because I am thoroughly hard up; if you bring me ₤2 or ₤3 you can get them back in the morning "—I went on trying to persuade him to get them—I said, " If you only want ₤2 or ₤3 in the morning, get them now and come with me and you shall have ₤5 "—that was in order to get him out of the house with the things, so that I might give him into custody—finding he would not get the things, I said, " Very well, come along with me and we will fetch the money and come back "—that was with the intention of giving him into custody—we went out. and I wanted him to walk either to Baker Street Station or Edgware Road, where I expected a constable to be, but he would not go quite so far in either direction—we got to Marylebone Road, and he stopped outside a public house and said, " Are you going to have a drink? "—I went in, so as not to let him go—when we came out I saw an inspector and constable: I seized him by the arm and called out, " Constable, constable, I want to give this man into custody "—he took no notice, probably thinking I was trying to
<hi rend="italic">fool</hi>him—the prisoner then said, " If you want to give me into custody, give me into custody; I will come down to John Street Police Station "—I told him I was going to give him into custody for stealing my things—he then said, " In that case you won't get your things back at all, and I shall charge you with having come to my place for an unlawful purpose "—I said, " Very well, let us go to John Street Police Station "—he said, " You can go if you like, I shall not "—we walked back in the direction of Chapel Street, and I left him at his door—he went in, and I said, " I will bring you the money in the morning "—he said, " Bring what you like, ₤2 or ₤3, I will not be hard upon you "—we did not meet a constable all the time; there may have been one on the other side without my being able to distinguish, my glasses being broken—I then went in search of a constable—I found one,</p>
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<p>and he referred me to John Street Police Station—I then went to John Street Police Station, and a constable was sent with me to the house—we knocked at the door, and eventually the prisoner came down—I said to the policeman, " This is the man who has stolen my watch, I give him into custody "—the prisoner said, " Liar "—he was taken to the station—on the way he said we should find he was a respectable man, and had lived at the house six years "—I am quite certain I had my watch, chain, and card case in my possession when I entered his room.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. During the whole of the time after being robbed I had two things in my mind, first to get my property back, and then to give him into custody—I have been to large meetings in Nottingham, and met a lot of people—I did not go into any other public house after having the first drink with him, till after we got to Chapel Street—when in the house after being robbed I did not call out, as I felt I was in a trap—when in the street with the prisoner I did not ask anyone to help me, as I thought that would be no good—when we saw the inspector and constable I did not go up to them, as I thought the prisoner would run away—he did not attempt to get away—I was anxious to appear friendly with him after the robbery, as I did not know that 3a, Chapel Street was really the place he was staying at.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. This occurrence in the room was a great surprise to me, and I did not know what might happen in the house.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19030622-name-85" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BARLOW</persName> </hi>(158
<hi rend="italic">D</hi>. ) On the night of May 15th I was on duty at the police station in Hollingdon Street—the prosecutor came there and made a statement, in consequence of which I went with him to 3a, Chapel Street, Edgware Road—I knocked at the door, which was opened by an elderly woman—in consequence of what I said to her she went upstairs and the prisoner came down—the prosecutor accused him of having robbed him of Various articles—he replied, " You liar "—I asked him to accompany me to the station, which he did—I afterwards returned to the house and searched his room—it was an ordinary bedroom—the bed was slightly disarranged, as if someone had sat on it or someone had been pushed on it-on the way to the station the prisoner said he had resided at the house six years, and that he was going to marry his landlady's niece.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence on oath, stated that on May loth he was living at</hi>3a,
<hi rend="italic">Chapel Street, where he had lodged for five months; that he had met the prosecutor in Regent Street, and had several drinks with him, and when they arrived at his place the prosecutor asked if he could go in for a moment; they he said he could; that they went upstairs and had a smoke and chat; that the prosecutor then put his arms round his neck, kissed him, and in
<lb/>decently assaulted him; that he then struck him and smashed his glasses, but that he never took his watch and chain or cigarette case; and that the prosecutor apologised to him for the assault the next morning</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">E. T. TANDY</hi>(
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. ) It is absolutely untrue that I indecently assaulted the prisoner—I never heard of such a charge till yesterday.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19030622-name-86" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BARLOW</persName> </hi>(158
<hi rend="italic">D.) (Re-examined</hi>. ) Both the prosecutor and the prisoner appeared to be perfectly sober.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of robbery only</hi> </rs>. He was stated to be an associate of bad characters, who frequent the neighbourhood of the Marble Arch, and the parks and streets, and prey upon the public.
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030622-521-offence-1 t19030622-name-88"/>James Calvert</persName>.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>, Libel on
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<interp inst="t19030622-name-89" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030622-521-offence-1 t19030622-name-89"/>Elizabeth Ann Calvert</persName>, the wife of the said
<persName id="t19030622-name-90" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t19030622-name-90" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-name-90" type="surname" value="CALVERT"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-name-90" type="given" value="JAMES"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030622-521-offence-1 t19030622-name-90"/>James Calvert</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RANDOLPH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted; </hi>Mr. Hutton
<hi rend="italic">Defended</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030622-name-91" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030622-name-91" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-name-91" type="surname" value="CALVERT"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-name-91" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES CALVERT</persName> </hi>. I have been a porter at St. Martin's Town Hall, Westminster, eight or nine years—some years ago I purchased the house, 26, Charlwood Street, Pimlico, and let unfurnished what I did not want—on March 3rd I received the envelope marked " B " and letter " C " through the post—the letter is written in red ink—I did not know the prisoner till he was arrested—after recognising the letter I made inquiries, and in the result a summons was applied for—[
<hi rend="italic">Letter read</hi>: " Charlwood Street, Pimlico, S.W. Dear Sir,—Just a few lines to remind you I saw you turn a man with a chair out of your house, which I do not think was a proper thing to turn an invalid out, but I may tell you that I saw your wife down Victoria several times, and also I have seen her in the Enterprise public house with several different men drinking, and there is one of the men I have seen enter your house several times, and do not think your wife can call herself a respectable married woman to carry on the way she does, and I must say your house is a disgrace to the street, no other woman would carry on the same way as she does, and I think you ought to put a stop to it. Not only that, she is always taking different men into the house, which I thought about informing the police, because I think your house is nothing but a house of call for men—Yours faithfully, W. Bennett."
<hi rend="italic">The envelope was addressed</hi>, " Mr. Calvert, c.o. J. Hunt, Town Hall, Charing Cross, London."]</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030622-name-92" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030622-name-92" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-name-92" type="surname" value="PLUMB"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-name-92" type="given" value="HENRIETTA"/>HENRIETTA PLUMB</persName> </hi>. I am single—I know the prisoner's writing—I was engaged to him—he is a porter at the Battersea Park Station of the Chatham and South Eastern Railway—I walked out with him five months ago—I knew him two years—the engagement was broken off—I received several letters from him, sometimes twice a week—I have seen him write in his pocket book and have seen the writing there—it is the same as in his letters " A " and " C " and as the letter and envelope received by Mr. Calvert—afterwards I walked by the side of Mr. Bates' chair—he cannot write nor walk—he is paralysed—the letter signed " Your future husband, A. Bates " is the prisoner's writing—I recognise it, and he admitted to me that he wrote it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. When I was engaged the prisoner told me he was 17, not 15—I live in lodgings—I was going to be married to Mr. Bates, because the prisoner and I fell out—Bates asked me to be his wife—the prisoner gave me up—he wrote the love letters to me for Bates at Bates' request—I used to go where Bates lived at 77, Tachbrook Street—the prisoner used to take Bates out in a chair.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. The prisoner told me he was 20 years old.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030622-name-93" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030622-name-93" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-name-93" type="surname" value="CHATT"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-name-93" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT CHATT</persName> </hi>(
<hi rend="italic">Detective B</hi>. ) "At 11 o'clock on Thursday, May 7th,</p>
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<p>I saw the prisoner detained at Rochester Row—he was charged with libel—he said, " I do not know anything about it."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. He was seen outside the station—he came to the police court in reference to a summons—he has been employed by the same railway company as his father since he left school—they are respect
<lb/>able.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030622-name-94" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030622-name-94" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-name-94" type="surname" value="GURRIN"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-name-94" type="given" value="THOMAS HENRY"/>THOMAS HENRY GURRIN</persName> </hi>. I am an expert in handwriting at Bath House, Holborn Viaduct—for eighteen years I have been engaged by the Treasury and others in cases of disputed writing—the letters A and C and the envelope B are the natural undisguised writing of the same person—both letters are written on the same quality paper—it is an imitation linen—the writing is in red ink—it slopes, and the letters are formed in the same way in both letters, especially the capitals P I, J, H, and B—I have no doubt about it—it does not require expert knowledge to see the similarity.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I have seen good imitations of another person's writing—it is a cheap paper—I do not think I have seen any like it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence on oath, denied that the writing in the libel was his, and said that he had no quarrel with Calvert, and did not know him</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t19030622-521-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19030622-521-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-521-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="withRecommendation"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Strongly recommended to mercy by the Jury. He received a good character.
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<interp inst="t19030622-521-punishment-18" type="punishmentCategory" value="miscPunish"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-521-punishment-18" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="sureties"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-521-19030622 t19030622-521-punishment-18"/>To enter into recognisances</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>522.
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<interp inst="def1-522-19030622" type="age" value="19"/>
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<interp inst="def1-522-19030622" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM PUGH</hi>(19)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19030622-522-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="violentTheft"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-522-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="robbery"/>, Robbery with violence with another person unknown, on
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<interp inst="t19030622-name-96" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-name-96" type="surname" value="ADAMS"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030622-522-offence-1 t19030622-name-96"/>James Adams</persName>, and stealing a watch and chain, his property.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COHEN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030622-name-97" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030622-name-97" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-name-97" type="surname" value="ADAMS"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-name-97" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES ADAMS</persName> </hi>. I am a painter—I live at 125, Raydon Road—about 11.50 p.m. on May 23rd I came out of the Cape of Good Hope public house with my boy—a man who had been trying to force his conversation on me inside the house, followed me into the street—the prisoner was outside—the man grabbed my watch and chain, and the prisoner knocked me down with his fist, or his crutch—I got up—I saw the prisoner when a policeman caught him in St. Ann Street—I said, " That is the man who knocked me down "—I picked this piece of chain off the ground—the value of both was about ₤1—about ten minutes elapsed before the prisoner was caught—I was in the station at 12 o'clock.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030622-name-98" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030622-name-98" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-name-98" type="surname" value="ADAMS"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-name-98" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR ADAMS</persName> </hi>. I am a son of the last witness—I am 11 years old—I was with him in the Cape of Good Hope public house on May 23rd—someone spoke to him—we went outside—the man got his watch and chain, father went to catch the man, and the prisoner hit him on his fore
<lb/>head and knocked him down with his crutch and ran away—I saw him about five minutes afterwards in St. Ann Station—I told a policeman that was the man who knocked my father down—the public house was well lighted up outside.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030622-name-99" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030622-name-99" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-name-99" type="surname" value="FIRBY"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-name-99" type="given" value="ERNEST"/>ERNEST FIRBY</persName> </hi>(
<hi rend="italic">K</hi>. 346.) Adams was sober when I saw him about 12 p.m. on May 23rd—he had been struck on the head, which was bleeding—I asked him what had occurred—I took him down St. Ann Street—from information I received from the boy, I took him back to the prose
<lb/>cutor, and the boy said, " Yes, that is the man "—there is no thoroughfare</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THROUGH ST</hi>. Ann Street, and the prisoner had to come back—he was very violent—when charged he said, "I hit him with my fist, not with my crutch."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t19030622-522-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19030622-522-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-522-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 13th</hi>, 1902.
<hi rend="italic">He was stated to be an associate of thieves, and of the man who robbed the prosecutor.
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<interp inst="t19030622-522-punishment-19" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-522-punishment-19" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-522-19030622 t19030622-522-punishment-19"/>Six months' hard labour</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>523.
<persName id="def1-523-19030622" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-523-19030622" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-523-19030622" type="age" value="54"/>
<interp inst="def1-523-19030622" type="surname" value="MEADE"/>
<interp inst="def1-523-19030622" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN MEADE</hi>(54)</persName>
<rs id="t19030622-523-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19030622-523-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-523-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, Unlawfully converting to his own use money received by him on behalf of his employers.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HOLLOWAY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted; </hi>Mr. Cohen
<hi rend="italic">Defended</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030622-name-101" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030622-name-101" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-name-101" type="surname" value="BROWN"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-name-101" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BROWN</persName> </hi>(
<hi rend="italic">Policeman J</hi>. ) I arrested the prisoner at 1.45 a.m. on June 12th—I told him I had a warrant for his arrest—he said, " Yes, I heard you were after me, I was going to give myself up; I should have done so to-day, only I wanted to get some money in "—the warrant charged him with fraudulently converting to his own use money of his employer.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I have known him fifteen years—I have seen him in public houses—he goes about selling hay and corn.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030622-name-102" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030622-name-102" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-name-102" type="surname" value="SQUIRE"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-name-102" type="given" value="HERBERT THOMAS"/>HERBERT THOMAS SQUIRE</persName> </hi>. I am a hay and corn merchant trading as Gun and Co., at 361, Bethnal Green Road—I got an order on the prisoner's introduction, and supplied goods to Mr. J. B. Crick, amounting to ₤4 13s. 6d.—I have not been paid—goods were also delivered to Mr. George Castle, of 30, King Henry Street, Dalston Lane, to the amount of ₤1 7s. 6d. on the prisoner's introduction—that was the first transaction—I have done one or two since; also to Mr. Fitzpatrick, of Dalston Lane, to the amount of ₤3 2s.—the whole amount was ₤17, but I received on account a cheque for ₤5 and ₤7, which leaves ₤4 19s. 6d. which I have not received—I wrote a letter to the prisoner on April 25th, and received the reply produced from his solicitor demanding an account for profits, stating that he claimed much more from me than I was entitled to—after consulting my solicitor, Mr. Mills, I instituted this prosecution—the prisoner is not entitled to an account from me for profits—since we had an account we find we owe him 11s. 10d., which includes commission and everything.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>.. I have been in the business since December 19th last year—before that Henry Whitmore had the business—I traded as J. B. Gun and Co., because the business was known by that name—there was no engagement between Meade and me—he was paid a commission on an average of 5 per cent.—more profit was obtained on some things than on others—the arrangement was made with my manager, Mr. Bowler—when I took the business the prisoner was already working for the firm—this is the list of his business from December 20th to April 4th, showing ₤185—I hardly know what proceedings I threatened—I thought the letter would induce him to come and pay the amounts—my manager went round to the cus
<lb/>tomers and found people had paid—he had no authority to collect money—I could not keep an account—I have taken money from him which has been paid to him—I keep books of all the business—he was never told to receive money—the 11s. l0d. is due to him for commission on from eight to twelve small orders.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. The carman received the money where there were not monthly accounts or the money paid on the delivery of a second lot of goods—the prisoner was paid his commission from my manager in small sums of 5s., 8s., 3s. 6d., and so on at the time of the order—other goods were supplied to customers through the prisoner for which we have not received the amounts—the prisoner was not entitled to retain any sums.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030622-name-103" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030622-name-103" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-name-103" type="surname" value="BOWLER"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-name-103" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BOWLER</persName> </hi>. I am the prosecutor's manager—goods were supplied to Fitzpatrick amounting to ₤4 19s. 6d., to Mr. Moseley to ₤1 7s. 6d., and to Mr. Crick to ₤4 13s. 6d.—they are still outstanding—I have received no money in respect of those moneys and others, amounting altogether to ₤18 12s. 9d.—the book shows that the prisoner has received commission on all those—he did not give a receipt—that is not customary—he was paid when the amounts became due—I produce a list of commissions paid to him amounting to ₤7 10s. 11d., out of a total of ₤8 2s. 5d.—11s. l0d. commission is due to him on goods delivered—I did not send him an account, because Mr. Squire ordered me not to do so—I did not authorise the prisoner to collect the amounts, nor to retain his commission out of moneys collected—he did account for ₤2 and three cheques I received, and posted receipts-he did not deduct his commission from those amounts—those are the only occasions on which he brought in money—I paid him his commission when the order was executed.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. The prisoner was employed before the business was taken over—there were no difficulties with him—he was a good servant, so far; he brought a lot of business—we had no agreement with him—I had only found out one amount that had been paid him the day before the prisoner was written to—he did ₤185 worth of business in the four months—₤1 7s. 6d. was received on the day the letter was written.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. I asked the prisoner if he had received money—he said yes, he would call in the afternoon and pay it in, but he did not do so, and I did not see him again—all I heard him say at the police court was " I reserve my defence "—I made no arrangement with him to share profits.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030622-name-104" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030622-name-104" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-name-104" type="surname" value="MOSELEY"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-name-104" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE MOSELEY</persName> </hi>. I live at 30, King Henry Street, Kingsland—Gun and Co. supplied me with goods value ₤1 7s. 6d., which I paid the prisoner on April 15th—this is his receipt, written on a paper bag—I gave him a sovereign, a five shilling piece and 2s. 6d.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I have done transactions with him before and have always paid him—I always dealt with him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030622-name-105" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030622-name-105" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-name-105" type="surname" value="MARKHAM"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-name-105" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MARKHAM</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Mr. Patrick Fitzpatrick, contractor of Dalston Lane—Gun and Co. supplied me with goods, and on April 30th I paid the prisoner ₤3 2s. on account of Gun and Co.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I knew nothing of Gun and Co.—I dealt with Mead—I have dealt with him three years—everything has been satisfactory—I made out the cheque to him—he gave me the receipt—Squire and Bowler* asked me to attend the Court—the cashier came first, and I said, " No, unless I have a subpoena; my time is too valuable "—I was sub
<lb/>poenaed—I appeared before the Magistrate—I was bound over at Worship</p>
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<p>Street—I believe Bowler and Gun said they wished they had not com
<lb/>menced proceedings.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030622-name-106" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030622-name-106" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-name-106" type="surname" value="CRICK"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-name-106" type="given" value="JOSEPH BENJAMIN"/>JOSEPH BENJAMIN CRICK</persName> </hi>. I am a cab. proprietor, of 162, Dalston Lane—Gun and Co. supplied me with goods, for which I paid the prisoner on April 11th ₤4 13s. 6d. by this open cheque for ₤2 and the balance in. cash—I have seen the prisoner's signature on the back.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I have dealt with the prisoner three years—the transactions have been satisfactory—I did not know Gun and Co.—I told the Magistrate I bought the goods from the prisoner and paid him for them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined. "</hi>Gun and Co., Bethnal Green, E." is on the invoice—I thought he represented the firm—I only know Meade—I never did business with Whitmore to my knowledge—I got the accounts, and paid for the goods.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate</hi>. " My arrangement was to share the profits. They say I am not supposed to collect money. I reserve my defence."
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, 23rd June</hi>, 1903.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before J. A. Rentoul, Esq., K.C</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TODD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>39
<hi rend="italic">E</hi>. ) On May 16th, between 11.30 and 12 p.m., I was on duty with Thompson in Pennyfields, East India Dock Road—I saw the two prisoners and another man concealed in a dark doorway—I watched them—I saw the prosecutor cross the road, and then the three men rushed out at him—Blank put his left hand on the back of Coleman's neck and his right hand in his trousers pocket—Jones put his right hand over Coleman's mouth—Jones struck Coleman on his nose between his eyes and knocked him down—we ran up, and on seeing us the men made off—we gave chase, and I eventually arrested Blank, and Thompson arrested Jones—after we had taken them to the station I went to find the prosecutor—I knew where he lived—when I returned to the station I found this knuckle-duster (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) on the mantelpiece, just where Jones was standing—I asked the officer at the station if it was anybody else's property, and he said " No "—I then asked Jones if he had put it there, and he said " No "—when charged, Blank said, " I know nothing about this; I have just come from the Queen's "—Blank was searched—4s. was found on him—the prosecutor said he had lost 4s.—I never lost sight of Blank except momentarily when he turned the corner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Blank</hi>. I was in plain clothes—I could see you perfectly, as it occurred under a street lamp—I did not hear the prosecutor say at the police station, " I do not know anything about this, I was in bed when it was done."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Jones</hi>. I did not notice anything wrong with your hand.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030622-name-111" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN COLEMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a dock labourer, and live in Pennyfields—about midnight on May 16th I was going home when I was caught by the back of my neck by two or three men and received a blow on my nose between my eyes—I was knocked to the ground senseless—four shillings was taken out of my pocket—I was drunk—I cannot identify the prisoners—when I came to I went home and got to bed—I had been in bed some time when the constable came to me and took me to the station to identify the prisoners.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Jones</hi>. I did Dot strike at you—I had had no quarrel with you.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">K</hi>. ) On May 16th, about midnight, I was on duty with Sergeant Selman in Pennyfields—I saw the prisoners concealed in a dark doorway and watched them—Coleman crossed Pennyfields, going towards Turner's Buildings, and the two prisoners and a man not in custody rushed at him—Blank seized him by his neck with his left hand and put his right hand into his trousers pocket—Jones put his left hand over Coleman's mouth—Coleman struggled, and Jones dealt him a blow, knocking him to the ground—I arrested Jones—I knew Coleman—he had gone home and had gone to bed while we were taking the prisoners to the station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Jones</hi>. I am positive you struck the prosecutor—he did not fall down and hurt his nose.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners' statements before the Magistrate. Jones says</hi>: " I was quarrelling with the prosecutor; when I came through Pennyfields he fell against me, and I pushed him; he tried to kick me and fell down; some
<hi rend="italic">chap</hi>then came up and asked what was the matter; I do not know him; I had a stitch taken out of my right hand at Brixton, and could not have done it; the constables came and took me; it was not a hot chase."
<hi rend="italic">Blank says</hi>: "I was coming from the Queen's Music Hall about 11.30; I came into East India Dock Road and saw this prisoner (Jones) running, and asked what was the matter; the sergeant then took me by the throat; the man was speechless drunk, and said he was in bed at the time."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Blank and Jones, in their defence, repeated their statements before the Magistrate</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030622-name-113" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER SELMAN</persName> </hi>(
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. ) There was a large hole over the bridge of Coleman's nose—I do not think it could have been done with a man's fist.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Blank then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">pleaded guilty</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at the</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Thames Police Court on April 21st</hi>, 1902,
<hi rend="italic">in the name of William Connolly</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">and Jones to a conviction at the Thames Police Court on August 16th</hi>, 1902.
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-524-19030622 t19030622-524-punishment-20"/>Twelve months' hard labour</rs> and
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-524-19030622 t19030622-524-punishment-21"/>twelve lashes with the cat</rs> each</hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BOHN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030622-name-118" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BALSER</persName> </hi>. I am a dock labourer, but at present I look after a cab rank at Drury Lane—on June 6th, about 1 o'clock at night I was in Osborne Street, Whitechapel, on my way home—a woman asked me for twopence for a night's lodging, and I gave it to her—I walked on a little further in the middle of the road, when the prisoner and four other men came up to me—the prisoner got hold of my arms and pulled them over my head, and another put his hand over my mouth while another took 8 ½d. from my waistcoat pocket—I shouted, a policeman came up, and I gave the prisoner into custody—I was perfectly sober.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner</hi>. There was no woman in the street when you set upon me—the woman I gave twopence to was at the corner of the Whitechapel Road—you hit me twice under the jaw—you did not rob me, but you held me up while the others did.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19030622-name-119" type="given" value="ISAAC"/>ISAAC MALLETT</persName> </hi>(135
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>. ) At 1 a.m. on June 6th I was on duty in White
<lb/>chapel Road—I heard shouts of " Police, " I ran into Osborne Street, and saw the prosecutor and the prisoner—the prosecutor said, " This man has knocked me down and four others have rifled my pockets and taken 8 ½d. from my waistcoat pocket"—I asked him if he was sure that Jacobs was one of the men, and he said yes—I took the prisoner to the station, and in reply to the charge he said, " A woman asked me to take this man away from her as he was going to kill her "—he was sober—no money was found on him—the prosecutor was sober.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. I never saw any woman about when I came up.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence</hi>. " I know nothing about the robbery or the violence; I am quite innocent of it."</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">pleaded guilty</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at Clericen-well on May</hi>21st, 1901,
<hi rend="italic">and one other conviction was proved against him.
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<hi rend="italic">The Judge here adjourned into the New Court</hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Three previous convictions were proved against him.
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<interp inst="t19030622-529-punishment-26" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-529-punishment-26" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-529-19030622 t19030622-529-punishment-26"/>Four months' hard labour</rs> </hi>.
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<interp inst="t19030622-529-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-529-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>530.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSEPH BASE</hi>(52)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19030622-530-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-530-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, to acknowledging bail in the name of another person, to wit,
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<interp inst="t19030622-name-129" type="surname" value="PAUL"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-name-129" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030622-530-offence-1 t19030622-name-129"/>William Paul</persName>, without lawful authority or excuse. </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t19030622-530-punishment-27" type="punishmentCategory" value="miscPunish"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-530-punishment-27" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="sureties"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-530-19030622 t19030622-530-punishment-27"/>Discharged on his own recognisances</rs> </hi>.
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<interp inst="t19030622-530-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-530-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>531.
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<interp inst="t19030622-531-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-531-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="indecentAssault"/>, Indecently assaulting
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<interp inst="t19030622-name-131" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030622-531-offence-1 t19030622-name-131"/>Herbert Cursons</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030622-name-132" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
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<interp inst="t19030622-name-132" type="given" value="ME"/>ME. HENDERSON</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted; </hi>Mr. Holloway
<hi rend="italic">Defended</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t19030622-531-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19030622-531-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-531-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="withRecommendation"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy on account of his age.
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<interp inst="t19030622-531-punishment-28" type="punishmentCategory" value="miscPunish"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-531-punishment-28" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="sureties"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-531-19030622 t19030622-531-punishment-28"/>Discharged on his own recognisances</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, June 24th</hi>, 1903.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Darling</hi>.</p>
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<p>532.
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<interp inst="def1-532-19030622" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM PAXON</hi>(18)</persName>
<rs id="t19030622-532-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19030622-532-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="breakingPeace"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-532-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="wounding"/>, Assaulting
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030622-532-offence-1 t19030622-name-134"/>William Piercy Fox</persName>, and occasioning him actual bodily harm.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. W. B. CAMPBELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted; and</hi>Mr. Randolph
<hi rend="italic">Defended</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030622-name-135" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19030622-name-135" type="given" value="WILLIAM PIERCY"/>WILLIAM PIERCY FOX</persName> </hi>. I am a physician and surgeon, of 122, Clapham Road—for about six months the prisoner was my coachman; he lived in my house—on April 21st I dismissed him without notice because there was a robbery in my house, and he was suspected—I told him that I should dismiss him for that reason, and that if he called next day at 4 o'clock he could have his things—he called and got them and went away—I did not see him until the 21st—on May 20th I went to bed about 10.30—I was awakened about 2 a.m. by an electric bell which rings in my bedroom—I have also a tube to enable me to speak to anybody at the door—I spoke through the tube and said, " What is the matter? "—a voice said, " I want you to come to a very urgent case indeed "—I said, " Who is it for? "—he said, " It is at Camberwell, but I should like to see you first "—I did not like the idea of going to a strange case, and I said, " Who is it for? "—he said, " It is very urgent, I will pay you anything you like "—I got up and put on some slippers and a dressing gown, and went downstairs—there is an inner door before you get to the outer door in the hall—the moment I opened the outer door I saw a man—I did not recognise him then, he had hair on his face—he rushed in, and the first thing I saw was his right hand put up with a revolver in it and pointed at my head—I instantly seized his hand and a struggle began; it lasted about ten minutes—he struggled very violently—the revolver was still in his hand—I was trying to wrench it from him—there was a noise, I called for help, and my i wife came downstairs—I said, " Open the front door "—when I had first seized the man's hand I advanced towards the door, and he bumped it with his back and it closed—Mrs. Fox opened it—she returned to the dining room, got a police whistle, and went to the front door and blew it—: there were two men in the street, but they did not like to come up—Mrs. Fox said, " Won't you come and help? " but they put their heads behind a pillar—I at last got the revolver from the man and threw it on to the pavement 12 or 13 yards away—I then received a terrible blow on my left temple, which nearly stunned me, and I nearly fell—four or five men were passing outside—two of them came up, and we threw the man in the front passage leading to the hall—I had not recognised him then, but while he was still on the ground my wife said, " Oh, that is William "—I then recognised the prisoner—when he first came in, his coat was buttoned up, and he had a. beard on—when I recognised him the beard was "off—next day I had a black eye—the chief blow was over my temple, and there was a great deal of swelling; it lasted for about ten days—I had some other bruises and kicks also, and the skin was torn off my back in two or three places.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. When I suspected the prisoner of stealing my jewellery he denied it—I sent for a detective—I did not give the prisoner into custody;</p>
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<p>I decided that I would discharge him—I told him to come for his things next day—I believe the other servants put his things into the yard—his sister did not come to me for a character for him—I have discharged my cook, but she had received notice previously—the only direct blow I received was on my temple—it took three constables to take the prisoner to the station—I was able to take care of myself in the struggle.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. The prisoner is a very strong young man—he had had notice to leave before I dismissed him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030622-name-136" type="given" value="ELLEN IDA"/>ELLEN IDA FOX</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Dr. Fox—on May 21st, I was awakened in the early morning by the night bell—I saw my husband go down
<lb/>stairs—I heard a scuffling and went down—I saw two figures struggling in the hall, which was perfectly dark—I said, " What is the matter? " my husband said, " Open the door "—when I did so, it was light, and I recognised the prisoner; he had a black overcoat on; he had no beard—I got a police whistle and blew it; our present boy fetched the police—I saw my husband throw the revolver away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030622-name-137" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT DOSWELL</persName> </hi>(127 W.) On May 21st, I was on duty, about 2 a.m., in the Clapham Road I heard a whistle—I ran in the direction of the sound—I saw Dr. Fox and another man struggling with the prisoner on the ground in the porch—I arrested the prisoner—Dr. Fox said he had attempted to shoot him—the prisoner was quiet until I got him out of the garden, when he insisted upon struggling—I got him on to the ground and kept him there until I got another constable to help me, when he went quietly to the station—this six-chambered revolver (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) was handed to me-I examined it at the station—all the chambers were loaded—I afterwards returned to the house, and found this beard (
<hi rend="italic">Pro
<lb/>duced</hi>) on the steps.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. While the prisoner was struggling with me and the other policeman, he went against the wall, and hurt his forehead—the revolver has been damaged—I think that was done when it was thrown away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030622-name-138" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030622-name-138" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19030622-name-138" type="given" value="HUGH"/>HUGH HARVEY</persName> </hi>(
<hi rend="italic">Inspector W</hi>. ) I was in charge of the Clapham Police Station, about 3 a.m. on May 21st, when the prisoner was brought there—I read the charge to him—he said, " I did not attempt to murder him; I had that revolver, but did not point it at his face; I bought it in White-chapel about a month ago for 7s. 6d."—when I was looking at the revolver, and after the bullets were extracted, I found it was damaged—about 5 a.m. Doswell handed me this false beard—I held it behind my back, and went down the passage, and said to the prisoner, " Have you missed anything you had on going up to the doctor's "—he put down his head—I held up the beard; he lifted his head and said, " Oh, that is what I had when I went up to the door "—I found the revolver could not be discharged without pulling the hammer back—I said, " It appears to be out of order "—the prisoner said, "Let me see it"—I handed it to him; he examined it and said, " It was all right, it must have been broken in the struggle."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>. Directly the charge was read over to the prisoner, he said he had not attempted to shoot the doctor.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030622-name-139" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19030622-name-139" type="given" value="TOM"/>TOM ANDREWS</persName> </hi>(
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant W</hi>. ) On May 21st, about 10 a.m.,</p>
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<p>I went to 184, Waterloo Road; the prisoner had given me that address as his—I searched a room there, and found in the right hand cupboard, a box containing thirty-seven revolver cartridges 380 bore, and in a tin hat box I found six more loose cartridges, the same as those found in the revolver, which is a powerful one—there is no maker's name on it—I think it is a Belgian make; it will fire at full and half cock, and it would fire when the hammer is down, only that the under guard has been bent, which prevents the trigger coming back far enough—there is a graze on it, and two marks on the revolving chamber—I think the marks could be accounted for if it was thrown on to the pavement.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate</hi>. " I did not intend to shoot the doctor, and did not point the revolver at his head."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character</hi>.
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<interp inst="t19030622-532-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>.
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, June</hi>24th, 1903.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant</hi>.</p>
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<p>533.
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<interp inst="t19030622-533-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Feloniously possessing moulds for coining.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARTRIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030622-name-141" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WILLIAMSON</persName> </hi>(
<hi rend="italic">Police-Sergeant</hi>. ) On June 9th, I, with other officers, followed the prisoner to various places, and then to 120, Cambridge Road, East—we arrived there at 1 a.m.—at 3 o'clock p.m. the prisoner came out—I stopped him, and said I was a police officer, and suspected him of possessing counterfeit coin—I searched him, and in his right-hand trousers pocket I found eight bad half-crowns wrapped in paper, separating each one from the other—we went back to 120, Cambridge Road—I sent for the landlady—in his presence I said to her, " Show me his room "—at first they tried to put me off, and took me to a room where five or six men were having something to eat, a room with no beds in it—I said, " I want his living room "—then I was taken to a small back room on' the first floor—it was locked—I asked for the keys—they were refused me—I then forced the door with my foot—another officer found things in his room which he will speak to—I charged him with having felonious possession of moulds for making bad money, also with having bad money in his possession—he made no reply—he understood what was said to him in English, and in English said he was hungry and wanted something to eat—he was taken to the police station, and charged—he made no reply.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant</hi>. ) I went on June 9th and 10th with Sergeant Williamson and Detective Purkis to 120, Cambridge Road, E.—I forced open the door of the back room on the first floor—Sergeant Williamson said to the prisoner, " We are going to search this room "—between the bed and the mattress I found these pieces of white metal, and a number of bad half-crowns wrapped up in a rag, twenty of them dated 1896, eighteen dated 1900, and twenty-four dated 1879—in a box under the bed in some wet silver sand, I found six other bad half-crowns</p>
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<p>of 1900, and one of 1896—there was a large fire in the room, with tin screens on either side of the fire above the hobs—the prisoner went to the right side of the fireplace and pulled down the screen, and took three moulds from the hob; two were for making half-crowns of 1896 and 1900, and one for shillings of 1896—I pulled down the screen on the other side, and from behind it I took three other moulds, one for making half-crowns of 1879, and two for shillings of 1896—there were also found this bottle containing cyanide of potassium, this bottle of vitriol, electric battery, plaster of Paris, two ladles with marks of white metal, two small files, and a tool for milling the coins.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030622-name-143" type="given" value="ESTHER"/>ESTHER CROWBERG</persName> </hi>. I live at 120, Cambridge Road. Mile End—the prisoner worked for my husband as a tailor's presser—he had a back room in my house on the first floor for eight or nine months at 3s. 6d. a week—that was the room to which. I took the police.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030622-name-144" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am inspector of coin to His Majesty's Mint—I have been shown the moulds seized and the other things as well as seventy-seven half-crowns—they are all bad—some of the coins are finished and some unfinished—the half-crowns are unusually heavy—they were only 17 grains less weight than a good one—all the coins I have seen came from these moulds—the eight half-crowns found on the prisoner came from one of these moulds—the other things which I have seen are the regular stock in trade of a coiner of bad money.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030622-name-145" type="given" value="AARON"/>AARON LICHTENSTEIN</persName> </hi>. I am one of the interpreters at Worship Street Police Court—I was there when" this case was before the Magistrate—previous to the prisoner being committed for trial the Magistrate gave him the usual caution, asking him if he wished to say anything to the charge, which I put to the prisoner in German—he replied, " All the evidence the. officer says is true."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, stated through the interpreter, that about eight or nine weeks ago a man asked him if he could allow him to do something in his room, so that he should not be observed, and afterwards disappeared, and had not been seen since, and that he knew nothing about the manufacture of the coins</hi>.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>.
<hi rend="italic">A conviction of burglary preciously was proved against him.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-533-19030622 t19030622-533-punishment-30"/>Four years' penal servitude</rs>. The police officers were highly commended by the Court and Jury</hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19030622-name-147" type="given" value="ALFRED RICHARD"/>ALFRED RICHARD SHEPHERD</persName> </hi>. I keep the Neville Arms, Neville Road; Stoke Newington—I know the prisoner by sight—on April 25th she came in and asked for half a pint of mild ale, price one penny—she tendered a counterfeit shilling—I called her attention to it—she said, " It is all right, I have taken it from the baker's "—I tested it with acid in her presence and it turned black—I then broke it in half—one of the customers said, " Let's look at it, governor, " and while he was looking at it the woman disappeared—I then put the coin in the fire—I have no</p>
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<p>doubt the prisoner is the same person—on several Saturday nights we had found bad money in the till after the prisoner had been there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030622-name-148" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH FITCH</persName> </hi>. I assist my daughter to manage the Shakespeare public house, Allen Road, Stoke Newington—on June 1st the prisoner came in at 9.30 and asked for some gin, price 2 ½d
<hi rend="italic"/>.—she tendered in pay
<lb/>ment a shilling—I felt it between my teeth and found it greasy, and broke it—I said, " This is a counterfeit shilling "—she said, " I have some good money about me "—I sent for the police.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030622-name-149" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL KENDAL</persName> </hi>(
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>26
<hi rend="italic">N</hi>. ) I was sent for to the Shakes
<lb/>peare and saw the prisoner—Sir. Fitch said he would give her into custody for passing a bad shilling—she said " I do not know where I got it from; I may have had it some time, or perhaps only a few minutes "—I took away her purse, which was in her hand, which contained 4s. 6d. in silver and six pennies—I took her to the station—she was charged with uttering a base and counterfeit shilling—she replied, " That is quite right"—this is it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030622-name-150" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19030622-name-150" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY DAVIS</persName> </hi>(
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant N</hi>. ) On the evening of June 1st I was at Stoke Newington Police Station, when the prisoner was brought in—she gave her address as 379, Seven Sisters Road, Tottenham, a tailor's shop, which I afterwards found to be 459—I went there and made enquiries of the landlord, went to the first floor back room and found a saucer which had contained plaster of Paris, and a bag of plaster of Paris—I asked her later how she could account for it, and she said it was used for stopping up mice holes in the cupboard—I examined the cupboard, but could find no holes.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030622-name-151" type="given" value="SIMON"/>SIMON SOLOMON</persName> </hi>. I am the landlord of 459, Seven Sisters Road, Tottenham—the prisoner occupied the first floor back room there—there is a cupboard in the room—I have not seen mice there—I keep a cat—I and the police sergeant examined the cupboard, but saw no signs of mice having been about, or any holes stopped up with plaster of Paris or with whiting.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. While tenant of the room the prisoner did complain of mice.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030622-name-152" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030622-name-152" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-name-152" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-name-152" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of coin to His Majesty's Mint—this shilling is bad; this stuff is a kind of whiting, or plaster of Paris—they are closely alike—plaster of Paris may be used for moulds, for making bad coins, or it may be used for a dozen innocent purposes.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030622-534-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-534-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">She then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">pleaded guilty</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction on March</hi>24th. 1890,
<hi rend="italic">of a like offence in the name of
<rs id="t19030622-alias-2" type="alias">Louisa Evans</rs>, and three other convic
<lb/>tions were proved against her.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-534-19030622 t19030622-534-punishment-31"/> Four years' penal servitude</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>535.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FREDERICK BUSH</hi>(40)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19030622-535-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-535-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully having in his possession counterfeit coin, with intent to utter it.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARTRIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030622-name-154" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030622-name-154" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-name-154" type="surname" value="O'LEARY"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-name-154" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES O'LEARY</persName> </hi>(312
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>. ) On May 25th I was in Ocean Street, East End—I saw the prisoner—he was very drunk and disorderly, and was using obscene language—I told him to go away—he would not, so I was obliged to take him into custody—Constable Worrall came up soon after</p>
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<p>and helped me to take him to the station—he was very violent—he struggled violently in High Street, Stepney, and got his right hand free, and I heard the jink of money—that was about 400 yards from the station—I said to him, " I believe you have dropped some money "—he replied, " No, I have dropped no money; it will be all right if you let me go; you are all right for a
<hi rend="italic">tenner</hi>"—I said nothing—we got him to the station, where he was charged with being drunk and using obscene language—I then went back to the place where I had heard money dropped, and found ten counterfeit florins—eight were wrapped singly in tissue paper, and two were loose in the gutter—I went back to the police station with the coins—the prisoner was then charged with the possession of them, with intent to utter them—he made no answer.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030622-name-155" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19030622-name-155" type="surname" value="WORRALL"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-name-155" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT WORRALL</persName> </hi>(107
<hi rend="italic">H</hi>. ) I was helping to escort the prisoner to the police station—he was very violent in High Street, Stepney, and wrenched his right hand from me, put it into his trousers pocket, and dropped something in the gutter which sounded like money.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030622-name-156" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19030622-name-156" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of coin to His Majesty's Mint—these ten coins are all counterfeit—nine are from one mould and one from another—they are not good imitations, they are roughly cast.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence</hi>. " I went into a lavatory, and on the seat I saw a small packet which contained those coins, and put it in my pocket. I met some friends and had sundry drinks and forgot all about the packet. I do not remember seeing the policemen, I suppose I must have been drunk."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19030622-535-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-535-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Two previous convictions were proved against him.
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<interp inst="t19030622-535-punishment-32" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-535-punishment-32" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-535-19030622 t19030622-535-punishment-32"/>Fifteen months' hard labour</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">.—Wednesday, June 24th</hi>, 1903.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before J. A. Rentoul, Esq., K.C</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY WRIGHT</hi>(50)</persName>,
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<interp inst="t19030622-536-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>pleaded guilty</rs> </hi>to
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<lb/>verting ₤3 10s., the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030622-536-offence-1 t19030622-name-158"/>Isaac Taff</persName>, to his own use, having been before convicted of felony. </rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-536-19030622 t19030622-536-punishment-33"/>Six months' hard labour</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>537.
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030622-537-offence-1 t19030622-name-160"/>Maud Mitchell</persName>, a girl under 13;
<hi rend="italic">Second count</hi>, indecently assaulting her.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>Mr. Fordham
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted; </hi>Mr. Rooth
<hi rend="italic">Defended</hi>.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited and point reserved for the consideration of the Court for Crown Cases Reserved</hi> </rs>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">25)</hi>, Robbery with violence on
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030622-538-offence-1 t19030622-name-163"/>William Fisher</persName>, and stealing 13s., his money.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. OLIVER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030622-name-164" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030622-name-164" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-name-164" type="surname" value="FISHER"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-name-164" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM FISHER</persName> </hi>. I am a coachman, of 29, Bretton Street, Chelsea—I was employed at Epsom for the Epsom Race Meeting—between 8 and 9 p.m., on May 29th, the Oaks day, I got into a third class compartment on the L. \amp\ S.W. Railway at Epsom—there were two men in the carriage when I entered, and then six of one gang got in after me—the prisoners</p>
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<p>were two of the gang—one of the others asked me to play at cards—I refused, and sat in the corner and went to sleep—I was awakened by Taylor striking me blow after blow in my face, and Williams had got his hands in my trousers pocket—I opened the carriage door and jumped out on to the line, and the train suddenly slowed up—I was picked up by a railway policeman, who put me into another compartment, and I went on to Waterloo—I was then taken to the railway office and identified the two prisoners—I was perfectly sober—13s. was taken from my pocket.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Taylor</hi>. I am not a teetotaler, but I had not had any drink that day—I was engaged at the refreshment bar—I did not say at the police court that a lady helped me into the next compartment—your blows made me bleed from my nose and mouth.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Williams</hi>. I was not asked at the police court whether there was any blood on Taylor's hands—there were no porters in the carriage.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030622-name-165" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19030622-name-165" type="given" value="WILLIAM CHARLES"/>WILLIAM CHARLES CARTER</persName> </hi>(
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant L.\amp\S.W. Railway Company</hi>. ) I was on duty on the evening of May 29th, travelling by a special train leaving Epsom at 8.55 p.m.—after the train had stopped at Wimbledon and gone on a little further I heard shouts of " Murder "—I looked out at the window and saw the prosecutor jump from the train on to the embankment at the side of the line—I jumped out to his assistance—he was as white as death; his trousers pockets were turned inside out, and he was bleeding from his cheek, nose, and mouth—I asked him what had happened, and in consequence of what he told me I went with him to a third class compartment—there were eight men in it, the prisoners being two—he said, " Those two men, " pointing to the prisoners, " have knocked me about and robbed me "—I said to them, " You hear what this gentle
<lb/>man says "—they made no reply—one of the other men said, " He is a liar, " but who it was I cannot say—I put the prosecutor into another compartment, and locked the prisoners' compartment so that they could not leave the train—I afterwards telephoned to Waterloo to have special police in hand on the arrival of the train in case of any trouble—at Waterloo I handed the prisoners over to the police there, and they were taken to the police station and charged—the prosecutor was quite sober—he was trem
<lb/>bling like a leaf and looked as if he had been very much knocked about.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Taylor</hi>. The train travelled about 25 yards from the time the prosecutor jumped out until it stopped—it was stopped by a gentleman pulling the communication cord—I did not see any blood upon you.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Williams</hi>. I was seven compartments away from you—it was dark, but I could see the prosecutor jump—the carriage door was not shut between the prisoner jumping out and my speaking to you.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. Supposing there had been blood on the prisoners' hands, they, had plenty of time to clean them by the time they got to Waterloo.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030622-name-166" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030622-name-166" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-name-166" type="surname" value="DANES"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-name-166" type="given" value="BALDWIN"/>BALDWIN DANES</persName> </hi>(14
<hi rend="italic">L</hi>. ) At 10.15 p.m. on May 29th I was called to Waterloo Station, where I saw the two prisoners detained—they were charged by the prosecutor in my presence with robbery and assault—they made no reply—I took them to the station, where they were searched</p>
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<p>—on Taylor was found two shillings and a penny—on Williams was found two half-crowns, a florin, a shilling, and twopence—Williams went quietly to the station, but Taylor gave a lot of trouble.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoners' statements before the Magistrate. Taylor says</hi>, " I know nothing about it; I was in drink when I got into the railway carriage, and I dropped off to sleep; after a few miles I heard them shouting to get the man in."
<hi rend="italic">Williams says</hi>, " I will say mine before the Jury."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t19030622-538-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19030622-538-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-538-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">They then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">pleaded guilty</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to previous convictions; Taylor at Salford on November 26th</hi>, 1900.
<hi rend="italic">Fifteen other convictions were proved against him; and Williams at Lewes on July 2nd</hi>, 1902,
<hi rend="italic">in the name of
<rs id="t19030622-alias-3" type="alias">John Kely</rs>, and four other convictions were proved against him.
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, June 25th</hi>, 1903.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Darling</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">For the case of John Guion, tried this day, see Essex Cases</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday and Friday, June 25th and 26th; and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD</hi>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Saturday, June 27th. </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030622-name-172" type="surname" value="YAMOWITCH"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030622-541-offence-1 t19030622-name-172"/>Bessie Yamowitch</persName>, aged 15 years</rs>;
<hi rend="italic">Second count</hi>,
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<interp inst="t19030622-541-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-541-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="rape"/>against Lewis for carnally knowing her</rs>;
<hi rend="italic">Third count</hi>,
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<interp inst="t19030622-541-offence-3" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
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<hi rend="italic">Fourth</hi>and
<hi rend="italic">Fifth counts</hi>, against both prisoners for taking her out of her father's possession that she should be carnally known by Lewis and others;
<hi rend="italic">Sixth, Seventh</hi>, and
<hi rend="italic">Eighth counts</hi>, that she should be carnally known by one Benson and others, she not being of immoral character</rs>;
<hi rend="italic">Ninth count</hi>,
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<interp inst="t19030622-541-offence-4" type="offenceCategory" value="breakingPeace"/>
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<interp inst="t19030622-name-173" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-name-173" type="surname" value="YAMOWITCH"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-name-173" type="given" value="MORRIS"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19030622-541-offence-4 t19030622-name-173"/>Morris Yamowitch</persName> </rs>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GUY STEPHENSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted; </hi>Mr. Abinger
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Lewis, and</hi>Mr. Green
<hi rend="italic">for Levy</hi>.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19030622-541-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-541-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="lesserOffence"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">on all the counts except the first three</hi> </rs>.
<hi rend="italic">The Jury recommended Levy to mercy, as he acted under Lewis, but six convictions were proved against him.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-541-19030622 t19030622-541-punishment-37"/>Eighteen months' hard labour</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">LEWIS</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">who had been four times convicted,
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<interp inst="t19030622-541-punishment-38" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, June 25th</hi>, 1903.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant</hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t19030622-542-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>Forging and uttering a warrant for the delivery of a book of cheques with intent to defraud</rs>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">MCINTYRE</hi>and
<hi rend="largeCaps">LAND</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted; </hi>Mr. Thompson
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Rutter</hi>, Mr. Stewart
<hi rend="italic">for Elliott, and</hi>Mr. Johnson
<hi rend="italic">for Williams</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant</hi>. ) On May 7th I went with Sergeant Ferrett to 1, Lonsdale Mansions, Clapham—we got into the flat with the caretaker's assistance—no one was there when we entered—there were four rooms, a bath room, and scullery—the front room was a sitting room—upon a table in the centre of the room I found Exhibits H and I together with the two envelopes produced—I also found seven sheets of paper with a printed heading of " 17, Ennismore Gardens, S.W., " and Exhibits L and M.—L is a tracing of a cheque for ₤5 drawn upon the London Joint Stock Bank, 69, Pall Mall, by John Stirling, payable to Mrs. Eleanor Young, dated December 8th, 1902—we then left the place and remained outside watching—at a quarter to five I saw Rutter open the door with a key and enter; I knocked and he opened the door; I said, " We are police officers, and are going to take you into custody for conspiring with others in custody for attempting to obtain a cheque book and ₤573 by a forged order "—he said, " I know nothing about it"—I showed him the papers I had found on the table and said, "These were found on your table, and, " referring to McIntyre, "your wife is one of the persons detained "—he said, " I am not on good terms with her, and do not know what she does; you know my game, I have given up this long ago, I have been racing at Chelmsford to-day "—I took him to Vine Street Police Station, where he was detained, and he was charged on the 8th.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. THOMPSON</hi>. I was not watching Lonsdale Man
<lb/>sions on the previous day, May 6th—I do not know as a fact that Rutter went to Chelmsford races on the 7th—I know he is a racing man—I have no knowledge of his domestic life, as to whether he is on good terms with his wife—he denied the charge as soon as I made it against him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STEWART</hi>. I did not go to 35, Kellino Street, where Mrs. Elliott was living.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030622-name-181" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030622-name-181" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19030622-name-181" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN STIRLING</persName> </hi>. I live at 17, Ennismore Gardens, S.W.—I also have a house in Rossshire, Scotland—I own iron mines and collieries in Cumber
<lb/>land—I wrote Exhibit I—it is a letter I wrote in answer to one I received from a Mrs. Eleanor Young of 35, Kellino Street—I enclosed in it a cheque for ₤5—Exhibit L is a copy of the cheque—I also wrote Exhibit H—it is in answer to an enquiry by Mrs. Margaret Douglas, of 3, Palace Street, about James Watson, a footman—I never had a footman in my employ of that name—the printed heading of the note paper has been cut off—Exhibit G is not in my writing—it purports to be an order by me on the Pall Mall branch of the London Joint Stock Bank for the supply to bearer of a small book of cheques—the stationery resembles mine—the signature "John Stirling" is not mine, but it is a good imitation—Exhibit M is not written by me—the signature is a good imitation of mine.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I bank at the Pall Mall branch of the London Joint Stock Bank.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030622-name-182" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030622-name-182" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19030622-name-182" type="given" value="DOUGLAS"/>DOUGLAS CROFTS</persName> </hi>. I am a member of the firm of Crofts and Co., Estate Agents, of the Broadway, Tooting—I know Williams and Elliott by the name of Mr. and Mrs. Armstrong—they were tenants of 35, Kellino Street from 1901 till April, 1903—we act for the landlord of that address—I do not know anyone of the name of Mrs. Eleanor Young at that address.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ME.STEWART</hi>. Williams and Elliott did not occupy the whole of the house; there were four or five other tenants during the time that Williams and Elliott were there, one succeeding another.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. There were only two tenants in the house at a time.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030622-name-183" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030622-name-183" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19030622-name-183" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK WALTERS</persName> </hi>(321
<hi rend="italic">D</hi>. ) On May 6th, about 4 p.m., I went on instruc
<lb/>tions to Mrs. Pipe's registry office, 50, Edgware Road—I saw McIntyre leave; I followed her down the Edgware Road into Hyde Park, where she took out a white pocket handkerchief and fluttered it, and then Elliott came up to her—they entered into conversation and shortly after
<lb/>wards left the Park—they went by
<hi rend="italic">bus</hi>to Trafalgar Square and then down Villiers Street to the Victoria Embankment Gardens, where they were joined by the prisoners Land and Williams—they conversed for about five minutes, and then all four left the Gardens together and went into Gatti's Restaurant in Villiers Street—they all came out together, and then Land left the other three and went towards the Strand—I followed Williams, McIntyre, and Elliott across the railway bridge to the Waterloo Road—they then got upon a tram car to Clapham—I followed—at Clapham Common McIntyre got off—I followed her—she went down Bromell's Road, and I saw her enter No. 1; Lonsdale Mansions—I remained there all night—the next morning I was joined by Sergeants Cunningham and Ferrett—at 8 o'clock I saw Rutter leave, and he returned in about ten minutes—at 8.30 Rutter and McIntyre left together and went together as far as the Plough—they walked side by side and were talking—at the Plough, Rutter shook hands with McIntyre and went in the direction of Clapham Common—McIntyre boarded a tram car going Citywards—we followed her—she got off at Westminster Bridge and took an omnibus to Trafalgar Square—she then walked up Green Street to Leicester Square—she was there joined in the street by Land and Williams—they entered into conversation, and then went into the Garrick public house, where they stayed about ten minutes—I saw them leave and they walked through Bury Street to Pall Mall, where they were joined by Elliott—they all talked together for about ten minutes, and then McIntyre left them and went over and stood outside 21, Cockspur Street—the others then walked away in different directions, each followed by an officer—I followed Williams—he stood facing 21, Cockspur Street on the opposite side of the way—I went up to him and told him I was a police officer and should take him into custody on suspicion of being concerned in a forgery—he said, "What, me! "—I said, "Yes"—he said, "Where are the others? "—I said, " Your friends will join you at Vine Street Police station shortly "—he then said, " The job is up; can I have a drink? "</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. THOMPSON</hi>. Rutter was not followed when he of McIntyre at the Plough public house—I do not know why.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JOHNSON</hi>. Williams was by himself when I arrested him—I am sure he said, " The job is up."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STEWART</hi>. May 6th was a fine day—McIntyre and Elliott were about 100 yards apart when McIntyre fluttered the hand
<lb/>kerchief—Elliott and Williams remained on the tram at Clapham when McIntyre got off.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19030622-name-184" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES CUNNINGHAM</persName> </hi>(
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant</hi>. ) On the morning of May 7th I was with Walters and Sergeant Ferrett outside Lonsdale Mansions—about 7.10 I saw McIntyre come to the front room window and pull up the blinds—I also saw Rutter come to the same window—I was present when Rutter and McIntyre left together, and I followed them with Walters and Ferrett to the Plough—Rutter then left McIntyre and went towards Clapham Common—McIntyre got on to a Westminster Bridge tram and we followed her—at Westminster Bridge she got off the tram and got on to an omnibus to Trafalgar Square—I saw her joined by Land and Williams in Green Street and saw the three go into the Garrick public house—they came out and walked to the corner of Trafalgar Square and Pall Mall East, where they were joined by Elliott after waiting three or four minutes—Elliott came from the direction of Charing Cross—they remained in conver
<lb/>sation for five or ten minutes—McIntyre then walked down the Square to 21, Cockspur Street, and the others walked along Pall Mall towards the Haymarket—I followed McIntyre, and when she got to 21, Cockspur Street she stood immediately outside the private door which led to offices above the shop—she remained there about ten minutes before I spoke to her—she was carrying a hand bag—I then took her into custody—at the station I looked into the bag in the presence of Sergeant Ferrett, and found Exhibit G enclosed in an envelope addressed to the London Joint Stock Bank, 69, Pall Mall—the envelope was not fastened down—I was present when Williams and Elliott were brought to the station—I asked them separately for their addresses—Williams said, " I have no fixed abode, " but Elliott refused her address—I was not present when they were charged.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. THOMPSON</hi>. I first came to be connected with this particular charge on the 7th, but I was keeping observation previously in connection with another matter—I saw Rutter enter No. 1, Lonsdale Mansions on the 6th about 9.30, and saw him go out again about 10 o'clock—he then wont into the Plough—I did not see him with any of the other prisoners on the 6th—I did not say before the Magistrate that I saw Rutter come to the window on the morning of the 7th, nor did I say that I had seen him on the 6th—I had certain reasons for not following Rutter on the 7th when he left McIntyre at the Plough.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STEWART</hi>. I do not know if Elliott gave her address to any other police officer—she refused it to me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>. The reason I did not follow Rutter was because he knew me—he has seen me at race meetings.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030622-name-185" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030622-name-185" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-name-185" type="surname" value="FERRETT"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-name-185" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT FERRETT</persName> </hi>(
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant</hi>. ) On the morning of May 7th I was with Cunningham and Walters outside Lonsdale Mansions—I accompanied them up to the time when the prisoners separated in Pall Mall</p>
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<p>—I then followed Land and Elliott—they went round Suffolk Street and Suffolk Place to the Haymarket, and eventually into a public house, where they remained some few minutes, and then went into Cockspur Street—I arrested them subsequently—Elliott was charged with conspiring to draw a forged order for a cheque book on the London Joint Stock Bank—she-made no reply.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. THOMPSON</hi>. I started watching 1, Lonsdale Mansions soon after 6 o'clock on the morning of the 7th—the first thing I noticed was Rutter leaving at about ten minutes to 8.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ME. STEWART</hi>. Elliott gave me her address at Merton.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030622-name-186" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030622-name-186" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-name-186" type="surname" value="WHITEHEAD"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-name-186" type="given" value="BLANCHE"/>BLANCHE WHITEHEAD</persName> </hi>. I am manageress of Mrs. Pipe's Servants' Registry in Edgware Road—I remember seeing McIntyre there in May this year—she said she wanted a maid attendant to help attend upon an old lady named Talbot, who was staying at the Carlton Hotel—she gave her name as Harrison—I made a communication to my employer.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030622-name-187" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030622-name-187" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-name-187" type="surname" value="JUSON"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-name-187" type="given" value="ADA"/>ADA JUSON</persName> </hi>. I am a domestic servant living at Rickmansworth—on May 6th I was at Mrs. Pipe's Registry Office seeking a situation—I saw McIntyre there—she told me she wanted a maid for a Mrs. Stirling—I asked her what kind of a situation it was—she described it to me and said that they were wealthy colliery owners in Cumberland—she told me she could not fully engage me then but I should have to see Mrs. Stirling's daughter, and I was to meet her at 21, Cockspur Street at ten o'clock the next morning and then she would take me to the Carlton Hotel—she then went away—in the mean time I heard something and did not go the next day—she left me at about 4.30 or 5.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030622-name-188" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030622-name-188" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-name-188" type="surname" value="READ"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-name-188" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED READ</persName> </hi>. I took the plea of the prisoner Williams to an in
<lb/>dictment for conspiracy this morning—he
<hi rend="smallCaps">pleaded guilty</hi>to the ninth Count in the indictment, which is a charge of conspiring with Mary McIntyre to forge a request for the delivery of goods.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19030622-name-189" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19030622-name-189" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-name-189" type="surname" value="WILLIAMSON"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-name-189" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WILLIAMSON</persName> </hi>(
<hi rend="italic">Police, Sergeant</hi>. ) In 1891 I know that Rutter was living at Balham—I knew the house he occupied—I have seen Williams and Elliott leave the same house, and from what I saw of them I think they were all three occupying the same house—I do not know who the tenant was.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19030622-542-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19030622-542-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Two previous convictions were proved against</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">RUTTER</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">five against</hi>Mc
<hi rend="largeCaps">INTYRE</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">four against</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAMS</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">and three against</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LAND</hi>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">RUTTER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-542-19030622 t19030622-542-punishment-39"/>Five years' penal servitude</rs> </hi>. Mc
<hi rend="largeCaps">INTYRE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t19030622-542-punishment-40" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t19030622-542-punishment-40" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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