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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>Law Booksellers and Publishers.</p>
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<p>On the King's Commission of</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Before the Right Hon.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; the Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-3" type="given" value="REGINALD"/>REGINALD HANSON</persName> </hi>, Bart., M.A., LL.D., F.S.A.; and Sir
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-4" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER WILKIN</persName> </hi>, K.C.M.G., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-5" type="given" value="FORREST"/>FORREST FULTON</persName> </hi>, Knight, K.C., Recorder of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-12" 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 Goal Delivery, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-13" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN KNILL</persName> </hi>, Bart., Alderman.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SAMUEL, MAYOR. TWELFTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that the prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—a dagger</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, October</hi> 19
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1903.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BIRON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-35" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR ALDRED</persName> </hi>. I am a railway clerk. On September 28 I purchased a postal order for 15s.—I took a note of the number—this (
<hi rend="italic">Produced.</hi>) is the order—I made it payable to the Regal Shoe Company; it was in payment of an account—I posted it with twelve halfpenny stamps on September 29.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-36" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN VIOLET</persName> </hi>. I am an overseer at the General Post Office—a letter posted as Mr. Aldred posted his would arrive at the Central District Office at 2.15 p.m. on September 29th—Rimer was on duty there as a sorter on that day, and would have access to that letter.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-37" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE HAMMOND</persName> </hi>. I am sub-postmistress at the Goodwin Road Town Post Office, Forest Gate—on September 29th, about 7 p.m., Hitch
<lb/>cock came in and presented a postal order for 15s.—I noticed that these three stamps had just been stuck on, they were hardly dry—I pulled one of them up and saw the name to whom it was made out—I noticed that that name did not agree with the name "A. Wall," which is written in afterwards—I refused to pay it, and gave it back to the prisoner—he went out, and I gave instructions that he should be followed—about ten minutes later Rimer came in, bringing the same order—I did not pay it, I kept it, and he went away—shortly afterwards Hitchcock again came in and asked me for the order—I said I had not received any order from him, and, therefore, I could not give him one back—he was a bit cross about it, and then went out—I reported what had happened to the Post Office authorities—when Rimer came in I noticed that he had on the same coat and hat that Hitchcock was wearing when he came in, and when Hitchcock came back the second time he had the same coat and hat on again.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-38" type="given" value="WILLIAM JAMES"/>WILLIAM JAMES CREAMER</persName> </hi>. I am a postman—on September 29th I was instructed by the last witness to follow the prisoner from the post office—he went to the public house outside the post office and joined Rimer, who was in a postman's uniform—they stood outside the public house for about a minute, when they went into the urinal attached to it—just as I got in I saw them changing coats and hats—they came out, Rimer was then wearing the private coat and hat—he went to the post office—I saw him leave there and join Hitchcock outside the public house again—they went into the urinal again and changed coats again—I did not go into the urinal a second time; I saw them come out.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-39" type="surname" value="BROOKS"/>
<interp inst="t19031019-name-39" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK BROOKS</persName> </hi>. I am a detective in the General Post Office—on October 6th I saw Hitchcock at 9, Cable Road, Forest Gate, where he lives—he accompanied me to the Post Office, where he was seen by</p>
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<p>Mr. Stevens—when charged, he said, "All right, he gave me the order to change, but they would not change it, and I gave it back to him"</p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-40" type="given" value="JOSEPH GEORGE"/>JOSEPH GEORGE STEVENS</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the General Post Office—on October 6th I was making inquiries about a postal order which was stolen on or about September 29th—on October 6th Hitchcock was brought to see me at the post office by Brooks—I cautioned him, and told him who I was—I said, "The prisoner Rimer, in whose company you have been lately, has been charged to-day in respect to this postal order"—that was Mr. Aldred's order.—"it is the postal order which you took to the post office on September 29th. You were seen to meet the post-man Rimer; you exchanged coats and hats with him; do you wish to say anything about it?"—he said, "Quite right; he asked me to change it; I went to change it, but they would not do so, so I gave it back to him; I have changed about seven or eight postal orders for him"—I had 29 postal orders which had been traced to Rimer—I then showed him three orders, and said, "These three orders have been stolen from post letters, besides others I have here; I suppose you know where he got them from?"—he said, "Yes, he got them from letters"—I showed him the 29, and he selected seven or eight as those which he had received from Rimer and cashed himself—the earliest date was July 4th—he said, "I changed those for him, and some others which I do not remember"—the eight were all made out in different names.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner Hitchcock.</hi> "I passed the orders and gave the money to Mr. Rimer."</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HITCHCOCK</hi>
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<interp inst="t19031019-777-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">RIMER</hi>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-777-19031019 t19031019-777-punishment-9"/>Nine months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WALTER FOSKETT</hi> (39)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19031019-778-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="wounding"/>, Unlawfully attempting to wound
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19031019-778-offence-1 t19031019-name-42"/>Arthur Pollard</persName>, with intent to do him grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GODWIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-43" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR POLLARD</persName> </hi> (597
<hi rend="italic">Y.</hi>) At 8.40 a.m. on September 5th I saw the prisoner begging from house to house at Muswell Hill—I told him I should take him into custody—he said, "God
<hi rend="italic">blimy</hi> you will, I will put this through you"—he had this table knife (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) in his hand—I do not know where he took it from—he made a running stab at me, and struck me under my ear—I took my truncheon out, but before I had time to strike he stabbed me; the knife went through my cape and on to a tobacco box which was in my waistcoat pocket; there is a dent in the box now; it was not there before—he struck at me again, but I stepped back, and he missed me—he then ran across to Lawrence, who hit him across the head—I tried to get the knife away from the prisoner, but he was so violent that I had to hit him across his knuckles before he dropped it—at the station he made no reply—I had heard him asking for a few coppers or a piece of bread at a shop.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-44" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM LAWRENCE</persName> </hi> (723
<hi rend="italic">Y.</hi>) I was on duty at Muswell Hill on Sep
<lb/>tember 5th about 8 a.m.—I saw the prisoner calling at houses asking for assistance—he got some bread at a shop—I saw him strike twice at Pollard, and apparently cut his cape—I was just behind Pollard—the prisoner</p>
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<p>then ran across the road to me—he struck me on the back of my hand with his fist.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-45" type="surname" value="HOWES"/>
<interp inst="t19031019-name-45" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA HOWES</persName> </hi>. I live at 2, Adams' Cottages, Muswell Hill—on Sep
<lb/>tember 5th I saw the policemen struggling with the prisoner on a piece of ground outside my house—I asked the policemen not to hit the prisoner, as I thought they had got him, but I then saw a knife drop from the prisoner's hand.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence.</hi> I did not strike at the prosecutor, he ran against the knife; I was cutting a piece of bread, and he ran against it; I lost my temper a bit the same as they did.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19031019-778-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, October</hi> 19
<hi rend="italic">th,'</hi> 1903.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN GRAHAM</hi> (58)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19031019-779-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to
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<interp inst="t19031019-779-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t19031019-779-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>having feloniously made and counterfeited 264 florins and 25 half-crowns.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">He had been twice previously convicted of felony.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE ROBERT BURTON</hi> (19)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19031019-11-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, to stealing a bag, a purse and 19s. 3d. in money from the person of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19031019-11-offence-1 t19031019-name-49"/>Annie Rogers</persName>. </rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-11-19031019 t19031019-11-punishment-13"/>Twelve months' hard labour.</rs> </hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN DAVIS</hi> (42)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19031019-781-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully having counterfeit coin in his possession with intent to utter it.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector S.</hi>) On the afternoon of September 12th I was in Tottenham Street, Tottenham Court Road, keeping observation with Sergeants Gregory and Seymour—I followed the prisoner and two other men from Tottenham Street to Cleveland Street and Great Portland Street—the prisoner and another man went into the Masons' Arms beer house in Cleveland Street—the third man left them and went into Fitzroy Square, where he was arrested—having entered the Masons' Arms with the other officers the two men were arrested and taken to the station—I searched the prisoner and found in the inside pocket of his jacket this purse containing five counterfeit half-crowns and fourteen counterfeit florins, folded separately in paper as they are now—I asked him for his name—he declined to tell me—when I opened the purse and saw the paper in it, before I spoke he said, "I can account for the possession of that stuff; it was given to me to mind."—I said, "Who gave it to you?"—he said, "I decline to tell you his name"—the next day, in reply to the charge, he said, "Yes, that is right, but I did not utter it"—I said "We have taken possession of a mackintosh that you left at the Masons' Arms"—he replied, "Yes, I gave it to the landlady to mind"—I said, "In the pocket we found these two pieces of paper, which are similar to that in which the coins are wrapped"—he said, "That may be so, as I had the purse in the pocket of the mackintosh, but when I gave it to the landlord I took the purse out and put it in my jacket pocket."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I had not put the coins on the table when you said, "I can account for that stuff"—the purse fastening was broken off—the paper could not have fallen from the purse without the coins.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-52" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GREGORY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective S.</hi>) After the two men had been taken to the station I went back to the Masons' Arms, where the manager;
<hi rend="italic">Peppercorn</hi>, handed me a mackintosh—on examining it I found these two small pieces of brown paper—I helped to search the prisoner at the station—in addition to the coins I found a sovereign, 5s. in silver, and 2 1/2d: bronze, good money, and a knife, a cigarette case, and a silver match box, with the name of "T. Hoare" on it.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-53" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES PEPPERCORN</persName> </hi>. I manage the Masons' Arms for my father, who is the agent—on September 12th the prisoner was in the bar—he handed me a coat to mind about 4 o'clock, when he went out to see a friend—I put it in the room—I had known him about a week previously.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-54" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of coin to His Majesty's Mint—these coins are counterfeit—twelve of the fourteen florins are from one mould and two from another—the five half-crowns are from one mould—counterfeit coins are usually wrapped in a long slip, but these are wrapped in separate pieces of paper—it has the same effect, it keeps them bright.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I received the parcel of coins about three-quarters of an hour before I was charged. I put it in the mackintosh pocket, then I took it out and put it in my breast pocket; I asked the publican to mind the coat while I went away to see a friend."
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in defence repeated this statement, and added that he never intended to utter them.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Eight previous convictions were proved against him.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, October</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1903.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Bigham.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MATHEWS</hi> and
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. A. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>:
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<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-57" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN DOWNS</persName> </hi>. I live at Dan's lodging-house, Smithfield—I know the prisoner—in September I was in Kent with him hopping—I knew the deceased—I did not see her hopping—the prisoner did not tell me where she was—he and I returned from Kent on September 19th—on Sunday September 27th, he spoke to me at the top of Mansfield's Buildings, between 11 and 12 o'clock—he said he expected to go back to his old job on the Monday, and while he had a few halfpence he would like a penknife for the use of his work—he is a tarpaulin and rope maker—I went with him to Julius' barber's shop, where he gave me 1s. to go in and buy a knife—I went in and bought this one (
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<p>out—I saw the deceased during the week—I did not see her with the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner required a knife for his work, I think for cutting the ends of tarpaulins—he had left his job because he had broken his ankle—he was to be taken back—I have never seen him under the influence of drink—on the Monday he had a drop in him—he seemed to be under the influence of drink, then.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He had not been to work on the Monday—I was sent into the shop because the prisoner is a
<hi rend="italic">chap</hi> who does not like going into any shop to buy anything—I do not know why.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-58" type="given" value="CHARLOTTE"/>CHARLOTTE WEAL</persName> </hi>. I am single, and live at 14, Wells Street, Whitechapel—in the evening of September 28th I was in Cable Street with Catherine Gilby—about 9 p.m. we met the prisoner and went together into the Crown—I am twenty years old—I called for and paid for some refreshment—the deceased stayed in the public house for about five minutes, when she went out suddenly, without finishing the beer—I remained there with Catherine Gilby—the deceased returned about 10.10—she had gone out about 9.55—she had been with us for a
<hi rend="italic">tidy</hi> while—when she returned she was bleeding from her throat—I called out, 'Kate, Kate,"—the deceased said, "Kate, Kate," also—I was speaking to Gilby—the deceased fell down—shortly afterwards the police came and took her away—she was sober while in the public house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> She might have returned at 10.20, and not at 10.10—I did not hear any quarrelling or noise while she was out.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-59" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH CHURCHILL</persName> </hi> (114
<hi rend="italic">N.</hi>) On September 28th I was in Denmark Street—at 10.5 p.m. I heard screaming in the Crown—I went there and found a young woman lying on her back in the middle of the bar—I picked her up and plugged a handkerchief into the two wounds in her throat—she had one in front and one at the back—I took her to the London Hospital in a van—she was alive when I put her into it, but she died about four minutes afterwards.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-60" type="given" value="HAROLD ROWE"/>HAROLD ROWE JEROME</persName> </hi>, M.R.C.S. On September 28th I was house surgeon at the London Hospital—I remember the deceased being brought in by the police at 10.20 p.m.—I examined her—she was dead, but the body was still warm—I found some wounds on her neck—there' was one in front, 5 1/2 inches long, deeper on the left side than on the right; on the left side it opened up the carotid artery and the jugular vein—from the right extremity of the wound, separated from it by a thin band of skin, was a wound 8 inches long, which ran round to the left side of the neck, at the base of the skull; I inches below the wound in front was another wound 2 1/2 inches long, which simply divided the skin—there was another wound on the left side of the face, I inch long, externally—on the base of the right thumb there was a wound 1 1/4 inches long, and on the right fore
<lb/>finger there was a wound 1 inch long—the blouse was saturated with blood—on September 29th I made a
<hi rend="italic">post-mortem</hi> examination, and ascertained that the cause of death arose from hemorrhage from the wounds in the neck—this knife could have caused them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Great violence must have been used to cause the</p>
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<p>wounds—to inflict them the knife must have been grasped at the base to prevent the blade turning.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-61" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PARNELL</persName> </hi>. (256
<hi rend="italic">H.</hi>) At 10.10 p.m. on September 28th I was in Ship Alley—that is about 200 yards from the Crown—the prisoner came up to me and said, Governor, take me to the police station, I have stabbed a young woman with a knife"—I said, "Where?"—he said, "At the top of Denmark Street and Cable Street"—the Crown is a corner house—he said, "I dropped the knife in Cable Street"—I cautioned him and said that if the statement proved true, I might use what he had said against him—he replied, "All right"—I went with him to Denmark Street, and then to Leman Street Police Station—on the way he said, "I
<hi rend="italic">done</hi> it in a fit of temper, and directly I
<hi rend="italic">done</hi> it I ran to you, gentlemen; I saw her drinking in the public-house with several other women, and as I thought I ought to have her company, I called her outside, and when she came outside I stabbed her with the knife, and I shall have to suffer for it"—I asked the deceased's name, and he said, "Annie McCarthy," but that she was no relation to him—he appeared to be sober and rational—when he came up to me I noticed that his clothing was saturated with blood, and there was blood on his left hand—when he came up to me he was running.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He was then out of breath and rather excited.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-62" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CURZON</persName> </hi> (153
<hi rend="italic">H.</hi>) On September 28th I was in Cable Street when the prisoner was being taken to the station—as he passed me he said, "I dropped the knife in Cable Street"—I searched the street and found this knife—it was covered with blood—the larger blade was open—it was about twelve yards from the Crown that I found it.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-63" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS JONES</persName> </hi>. I am Divisional Surgeon to the H. Division of police—about 12 p.m. on September 28th, I was summoned to Leman Street Police Station—I saw the prisoner there—he was sober, but in a somewhat dazed condition—on his right thumb he had a small transverse wound—it was fresh—his clothes were saturated with blood.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I don't think the cut on the thumb would be caused when he was cutting his nails; it is possible, but the direction did not suggest it—I asked him how he got it he said that he was playing with a knife about 3 p.m., and had cut his finger with it.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-64" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK WENSLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective H.</hi>) About 1.30 a.m. on September 29th I went to the cell occupied by the prisoner—he said, "I wish you would go to my old governor and let him know the trouble I am in; it is the first time I have ever carried a knife in my life; I bought it on Sunday last; I saw it in Julius' window, and sent Jack Downs in to buy it for me"—he seemed rational and sober.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He knew then that the girl was dead—I had heard nothing then about Jack Downs, or of any purchase of a knife by him—I did not think it odd that he should ask me to go and see his employer at 1 a.m.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-65" type="given" value="HENRY"/>REV. HENRY ISELEN</persName> </hi>. I am a Clerk in Holy Orders, at the Clergy House,</p>
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<p>Cable Street, St. George in the East—part of my duties is to conduct an evening club in Cable Street—I have known the prisoner for between three and four years—I do not know if he is a hard working boy—on September 28th I saw him at the club at 7.30 p.m.—I thought he had been drinking—I gave him a lecture about it—he said that other people had offered to treat him, that he was out of work, and that people gave him beer and would not give him anything to eat.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The conversation lasted about five minutes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. He knew what he was talking about, and was able to answer intelligently.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-66" type="given" value="LAURA"/>LAURA SMITH</persName> </hi>. I live at 47, Lower Chapman Street, Commercial Road, and am employed by Burroughs, Wellcome and Co.—I assist in the manage
<lb/>ment of this boys' club—I have known the prisoner for about a year—he is a member of the club—I thought he was a respectable boy, and think so now—on September 28th I saw him at the club at 6.45 p.m.—he was what I should call quite drunk—I do not think he was accountable for his actions—I heard the conversation that he had with Mr. Iselin—he answered intelligently—he was not raving, but he did not know what he was doing—he said people would give him drink when they would not give him anything to eat—his thumb was cut and bound up with a piece of rag—I asked him what he had done; he said he had cut it, and would I bind it up; I did so—I asked him if anyone had a knife, and he said he had—he did not say where he got it—he was not playing with it while in the club—he left about 9.30—he had nothing to drink while he was there—we have a vaulting horse in the club and he went over it two or three times and hurt his shin—he conducted himself quietly and soberly while he was there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I spoke to him on and off for about half an hour.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-67" type="given" value="WILLIAM GEORGE"/>WILLIAM GEORGE TOMLINSON</persName> </hi>. I am a tarpaulin manufacturer, of 13, Berners Street, Commercial Road—the prisoner has been in my employ
<lb/>ment for a year or two—he was a good lad—his mother was in the same employment for about ten years—she is with me now—the prisoner left me on August 1st—I understood that he had fallen down and dislocated his ankle—I did not dismiss him—about September 21st he applied to me to take him on again—I promised to do so on the first opportunity—he dresses tarpaulins and was a general hand—he was not an expert hand—he did the rougher class of work—he would cut rope into lengths—he is not of the highest order of intelligence—I should not call him a Mr. Chamber
<lb/>lain—I have seen a strange look on his face when I have been talking to him and explaining things—I did not attach importance to it then.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He did his work thoroughly—he was quite sober—I understood he was a teetotaler—I have never seen him the worse for drink.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> A knife would be necessary for him in his work—if he had not got one of his own he would have to borrow one, and men working together do not like lending knives.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. No date was fixed for him to come back to me—it was to be within a week or two.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-68" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MCCARTHY</persName> </hi>. I live at 25, Mayfield Buildings, and am the prisoner's father—he is twenty years old—he has been a good boy—when he was</p>
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<p>about four years old he got knocked down and had his head cut open at the back—I took him to Moorfields Hospital—after that he was a bit foolish at times, and it affected his eyes—he complained of his head sometimes—he was treated at Moorfields Hospital for that when he was about six—he is a bright boy—my father died in Colney Hatch—he was sent there by the parish authorities from Whitechapel—he was then forty-five years old, and he died about two months after he went there—my brother Jeremiah has been off his head, and has been in Bartholo
<lb/>mew's hospital.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner began to earn his own living when he was about ten, and continued to do so up till now.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-69" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN MCCARTHY</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's mother—I work for Mr. Tomlinson—the prisoner worked there also as a dresser—he broke Ms ankle on Bank Holiday Sunday—he always used a knife for his work—he has never been in any trouble with the police before—when he was one year and eleven months old he was knocked down—he did not drink much; he was a sober and well-behaved lad.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-70" type="given" value="JEREMIAH"/>JEREMIAH MCCARTHY</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's uncle—I have known him all his life—he was not in his right senses when he had any ale—he did not have much to drink—I have only seen him the worse for drink about three times—I have been mad three times—I used to drink—I was treated in Bartholomew's Hospital three times—I had not been drinking for a long time before I went there—I was queer, and after I had been there three days I went out of my mind—I was there a month—I was confined and a man was beside me to look after me in bed.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-71" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT DRISCOLL</persName> </hi>. I live at 7, Mayfield Buildings, and am a carman employed by Mr. Sherwood, of Cable Street—I know the prisoner—on Monday, September 28th, I met him at 10 a.m. at the top of Mayfield Buildings—I asked him to go and have a drink with me—we had some ale in the Crown—I stayed with him until 6 p.m.—we got treated by all the persons who came in during the day—we had so many glasses of ale that I cannot remember how many—when I left him at 6 p.m. he was drunk—he staggered when he walked—we went into the Crown about a dozen times that day, and had two or three drinks each time—the people who came in who knew us paid for them—we paid for three or four—I cannot remember who paid for the rest, we were too far gone—a Mrs. Wry gave us six pots of ale between four of us—the prisoner was drunk then—Mrs. Wry did not notice that he was drunk.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We had the whole of the drink in the Crown—the barman, Charles Knight, was there and could see that we were drunk—when I left the prisoner at the top of the street I believe he went to the club—I told him I was going home—he did not tell me he was going to the club, you cannot get drink there; I do not belong to it.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-76" type="given" value="MAUD MARY"/>MAUD MARY FRANKS</persName> </hi>. I am one of the nurses at the Edmonton In
<lb/>firmary—about the middle of July the prisoner was admitted there with a little girl—I did not see her then—I saw her later and had charge of the child for a little while—it was supposed to be two days old—the child remained in the Infirmary until August 31st, but the prisoner went to the Union on August 18th—the child was suffering from its eyes—on August 31st, about 10 a.m., I took it to the receiving ward of the workhouse—I saw the prisoner there, and put it on the bed against her; the prisoner was dressed; she saw me put the child there—on September 1st, about 10 a.m., I was called to the lodge of the Infirmary where I saw the body of the child which I had put on the bed the day before; its name was Annie Elizabeth Kingsley.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I think I only saw the prisoner once between August 18th and 31st, and then only for a few minutes—I could not form any opinion of her health.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-77" type="given" value="JESSIE"/>JESSIE SCHRODER</persName> </hi>. I am matron's assistant at the Edmonton Work-house—on August 31st I handed some clean baby's clothes to a woman named Mary Hart; some of them were marked with letters and numbers—I was shown some of them at the police court, and recognised them—these are the ones (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—they are now stained in places with blood.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-78" type="given" value="AMELIA"/>AMELIA BACON</persName> </hi>. I am an inmate of the Edmonton Workhouse, and assist in the receiving ward—on August 31st, about 11 a.m., I was in the receiving room of that ward—I saw the prisoner there—I received some baby clothes from Mary Hart, which I handed to the prisoner—at that time her baby was in the ward—the prisoner dressed the baby in the clothes and then went out with it—these are the clothes.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-79" type="given" value="FREDERICK WILLIAM"/>FREDERICK WILLIAM DICKENS</persName> </hi>. I am a builder of 8, Cannonbury Square, Islington—in September I was building two houses in Bowes Road, New Southgate; round them there is some open ground—about 7.30 a.m. on September 1st I was at the buildings—I saw a woman crossing from the back of the plots towards the road—I afterwards picked the prisoner out as being like the woman—I cannot swear to her—shortly afterwards Sullivan spoke to me—I went to the kitchen of one of the unfinished houses, and in the hearth space I found the naked body of a little girl—she was alive—she was covered with some cow hair used for plaster—its head and face appeared to be bruised a great deal—there was lime over it, and some had fallen out of its hair—I sent for the police the child was wrapped up in my coat and taken away by the constable.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-80" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD SULLIVAN</persName> </hi>. I live at 60, Coburg Road, Wood Green, and work for Mr. Dickens—in the early morning of September 1st I was looking for about 1/4 cwt. of nails; they had been in a bag at these houses over night in the kitchen—I could not find them at first; I looked in the hearth space—I heard a cry—I went at once to Mr. Dickens, and he</p>
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<p>and I found a child's naked body there—she was afterwards given to the police.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-81" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS HUGHES</persName> </hi> (405
<hi rend="italic">J.</hi>) I am stationed at New Southgate—on September 1st, about 8 a.m., I was called to Bowes Road and saw Mr. Dickens—I received from him the body of a little girl—she was alive—I showed her to the divisional surgeon, and on his orders I took her to the Edmonton Union Infirmary—she was found to be dead when I got there—Bowes Road is about four miles by road from the Infirmary.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-82" type="given" value="WILLIAM BARNETT"/>WILLIAM BARNETT BENGERFIELD</persName> </hi>. I am the medical officer at the Edmonton Infirmary—about 10.30 a.m. on September 1st I saw the body of the little girl brought in by Hughes—she was quite recently dead, and was quite warm—the body was that of a well-nourished and healthy child, but she had gonorrhoea ophthalmia, causing soreness of the eyes—she had been under my care from July 13th till August 14th—I found that the child's face was practically covered with contusions and bruises, and lime was embedded in the contusions and eyes—the whole of the top of the head was badly bruised, and on making a
<hi rend="italic">post mortem</hi> I found a large quantity of blood had extravasated under the skull—I attributed death to the injuries received—the cuts on the face were full of lime, and there was some in the eyes and nostrils—I came to the conclusion that the injuries had been caused by some blunt instrument, or that the child's head had been bashed against a wall—the head and face were one mass of contusions; there must have been many blows—I afterwards saw some child's clothing which had blood stains on it—I examined the stains and found that they were mammalian blood.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">S.</hi>) I am stationed at Barnet—on September 1st, at 8.30 p.m., I was on duty at Hadley Green—I saw the prisoner there sitting by the side of the road—I said, "Are you waiting for any
<lb/>body?—she said, "I am going to meet a man at the bottom of Barnet Hill who is going to provide me with a lodging for to-night"—I said, "Is your name Kingsley?"—she said, "No, Stone."—I said, "Are you married?"—she said yes—I said, "What was your name before you were married?"—she said "Stone, and I married a man named Stone"—I said, "Where is your home 1"—she said, "I have no home"—I said, "Where are your children?"—she said, "I never had any"—I said, "Where did you stay last night?"—she said, "New Southgate"—I said, "Where?"—she said, "I stayed with a friend, but I cannot remember the name or the address"—I told her I should take her to the station on suspicion of being a person wanted at New Southgate—she said, "I will go with you; I have done no wrong to anybody and have nothing to fear"—at the station I saw taken from her a bundle which she was carrying in her arms.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> She did not seem downcast, and answered the questions at once, and as if there was nothing the matter.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-84" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES MORLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Inspector I.</hi>) On September 2nd I saw the prisoner at High Barnet police station—I asked her her name, and she said "Stone"—I referred to the fact of the finding of this child, and said, "You were up to August 31st an inmate of Edmonton Union; you</p>
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<p>left on that date with your daughter, aged about three months, in your possession, and at 7.30 on September 1st you were seen to leave a shed at the rear of a house in course of construction in Bowes Road, New South-gate. At 8 a.m. a female child, nude, was found in the space left for the hearth stone in the back parlour of the building. It was concealed with a quantity of cow hair. The child's head was found to be fractured, and it is since dead. It has been identified by one of the witnesses at Edmonton Union, as the child you left the Union with on August 31st. You need not say anything unless you desire to do so, but whatever you say will be taken down and given in evidence against you"—she replied, "The child was with me yesterday; I have been looking about for it all day; it is not quite five weeks old yet"—I said, "At the time of your arrest you were found to be in possession of a quantity of baby's clothing with bloodstains upon it"—she said, "I cannot account for the blood on the child's clothing"—I conveyed her to New Southgate police station, where she was charged with the murder—she said, "My child is not three months old yet, it is only five weeks; I left the Edmonton Union with it yesterday."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My questions were answered in a plain matter-of-fact way—she did not display any emotion—I did not think her strange—she was not attended by a doctor at the station—when she said, "I have been looking for my child all day "it was said in a conversational manner—there were no tears or fainting, she appeared to be absolutely indifferent—there was a rather funny expression about her eyes—I know that in November, 1897, she was committed to the North London Sessions for attempting to commit suicide—her mother died in Middlesex Asylum, she entered there in 1891 and died in 1894—the—prisoner's father was addicted to drink, he is now dead.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">W. B. BENGERFIELD</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I had care of the prisoner's during the five or six weeks that she was in the infirmary—until August 18th I saw her almost daily, on that day she went into the house from the infirmary, and I think I only saw her once afterwards—her general health was very good, she always appeared to me to be callous and indifferent, and in fact we regarded her as a vicious sort of woman—once or twice she used very bad language in the wards—she complained perhaps of her food, and if the nurses replied, she used bad language—I repri
<lb/>manded her and told her if it occurred again she would have to leave or be put into a separate ward—she was in the infirmary to be with her child, which was being treated for its eyes—I do not see any reason to suspect anything mentally wrong with her—I had no knowledge of her history while she was there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have had considerable experience of mothers and children in the infirmary—a mother being callous with a child of this age would certainly not be natural—a large number of the women in the infirmary are fond of their children, some are not—being callous and indifferent is not peculiar, but it is unnatural—the prisoner had had no drink, she was what I call an obstreperous patient not as if she was</p>
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<p>worried in mind—I think it was pure temper, she was vicious and can
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The child's disease was contracted from its mother, I suspect she was suffering from gonorrhoea at the time the child was born—I do not know where it was born, it was reported to be two days old—a woman ought not to be walking about two days after the birth of her child—frequently children are born outside the infirmary and the mothers are brought in for treatment—in many cases they come in in labour—the child looked only a few days old.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-85" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE GRIFFITHS</persName> </hi>. I am the medical officer at Holloway Prison—I have had observation over the prisoner since she was received at the prison—I saw her at the beginning of September, and I have seen her constantly since, and have had daily reports—she has been apathetic and distinctly below the average intelligence, and I should describe her as a little weak minded—I have had frequent conversations with her—she has no memory of the crime, she states so and I believe it is the fact—she does not appear to realise her position—I have had particulars given me of her history, from that and from my observations I think that on September' 1st she was insane and not responsible—I think she did not' know what she was doing, or that what she had done was wrong—I think she is able to understand these proceedings, I think she has improved in mind.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The evidence of Sturgeon and Dr. Bengerfield con
<lb/>firm my idea that she is weak-minded.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-88" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HUMPHRIES</persName> </hi>. I am a carman, of 2, Flower and Dean Street—on Saturday, August 29th, between 10 and 11 p.m. I was with the deceased in Lonsdale Street in the East End—the deceased had had a decent, lot of drink, he could not stand properly, he was staggering—I had had a little drop also, I had had about thirteen or fourteen glasses of ale—I saw the prisoner at the corner of Thrawl Street standing with a young woman—he was sober, the deceased accidently pushed up against the prisoner, who turned round and asked him who the b----hell he was pushing of—the deceased begged his pardon and then walked on—the prisoner walked towards him and gave him a black look, he put rather a rough look on his face—the deceased said, "You need not look black at me, because you won't frighten me"—the prisoner made at him and made a blow at him—the deceased ducked his head, they both took off their coats and began to fight—I tried to part them, and the prisoner tried to smash me in the mouth and asked me what' business it was of mine—the fight went on, I do not know for how long; I was insensible—when I came to, I saw the prisoner hitting the deceased with his left and right hands on his face—the deceased was trying to punch back—he fell down in con
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<p>pick the deceased up when he became conscious—he was not able to get up—the prisoner smashed him on the left side of his face and then walked into the lodging-house—the police came, and the deceased was taken to the hospital, and the prisoner into custody—I never saw no instrument used.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You walked away when the deceased fell—I did not tell you to fight.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">In custody</hi>). I live at 24, Thrawl Street, E., and am a dock labourer—on the last Saturday night in August, I was in Flower and Dean Street with two friends—I saw the deceased and Humphries—I had some conversation with them—I went on and they followed—in Thrawl Street I saw the prisoner with a female, who was sitting on the window of the lodging house—I heard quarrelling going on behind me—I looked round and saw the prisoner and the deceased quarrelling together, the deceased had his coat off, the prisoner had his on—I never saw no blows struck—I afterwards saw them go out into the road and fight, when they were fighting they both had their coats off—the fight went on for seven or eight or ten minutes—the end of it was that the deceased got a very nasty blow on the side of his head, he fell sideways—I went to raise him up, but could not, he was unconscious—I asked someone to get some water, but nobody did so—I got a can of water and tried to get him to take some, but it only ran out of his mouth—he was taken to the hospital—the prisoner went and sat outside the lodging house.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-90" type="given" value="MORRIS"/>MORRIS LIMBERG</persName> </hi>. I am a provision dealer of 19, Lawsworth Buildings—on August 29th I was at my home, which is close to Thrawl Street—I heard a fight going on—I went out, I saw the prisoner and the deceased fighting, they fought for about ten minutes—the prisoner struck the deceased a violent blow on the neck, which caused him to fall face down
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-91" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WOOD</persName> </hi> (422
<hi rend="italic">H.</hi>) About 12.50 a.m. on August 30th, I saw a crowd at the corner of Thrawl Street—I saw the deceased lying unconscious—I took him on an ambulance to the London Hospital—when I found him he had his coat off.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-92" type="given" value="ARCHIBALD"/>ARCHIBALD MOON</persName> </hi>, M.R.C.S. I am house surgeon at the London Hospital—about 1.30 a.m. on Sunday, August 30th, I saw the deceased, I found him to be quite dead—at the
<hi rend="italic">post mortem</hi> I found death had been caused by hemoerrhage over the whole surface of the brain, caused by a blow or fall.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-93" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BARNBROOK</persName> </hi> (351
<hi rend="italic">H.</hi>) About 12.50 a.m. on August 30th, I went to this lodging house in Thrawl Street, where I found the prisoner—I told him he had been fighting in the street, and said, "Do you know what you have done, the man is dead"—I told him I should take him into custody—he said, "It was a fair fight"—I took him to the station.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police sergeant H.</hi>) About 7.30 p.m. on August 30th, I saw the prisoner detained—I told him he would be charged with the man
<lb/>slaughter of George John Smith—he said, "It was a fair fight."</p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-95" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS JONES</persName> </hi>, I am a registered medical practitioner, of Leman</p>
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<p>Street—I saw the prisoner at the station, and found marks upon him which would be consistent with his having been engaged in a fight.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence on oath, said, that the deceased started abusing him and struck him on the mouth; that they took off their coats and had a fight; that he knocked the deceased down two or three times; that the last time he fell he</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">the prisoner</hi>)
<hi rend="italic">walked away; and that it was a fair fight.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-96" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH SMITH</persName> </hi>. On this Saturday, between 12.30 and 1 a.m. I was with the prisoner in Thrawl Street—three men were standing there, the deceased being one of them. (
<hi rend="italic">The witness here became faint, but on recovering said that she wanted to say that the fight was a fair one</hi>).</p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-785-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, October</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1903.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BIRON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-99" type="given" value="JOHN WILLIAM"/>JOHN WILLIAM TURNER</persName> </hi>. I am sub-engineer at the Western Telephone Exchange, 126, Cromwell Road, where since June the prisoner has been employed as visiting wireman—his duties were to clean the instruments and test the wires periodically—his wages were 26s. a week—the men Lang their coats in a passage—complaints of money being missed from coats, on September 28th it was brought to my knowledge, in consequence of which I appointed the men Orchard and Brown to watch and to report what they saw—on September 30th, in consequence of what Brown told me, I ascertained where the prisoner was at work, and went to see him—I marked six pennies as indicated on this list—I saw the prisoner coming out of 28, Cullingham Place, about 10.45 a.m.—I was joined by Brown and Orchard outside, who told the prisoner that various sums of money had been missed from the pockets of coats which had been hanging in the basement of the Exchange, and that three marked pennies had been missed from Orchard's and Brown's pockets—he produced 1s., three pennies and three halfpennies, and consented to be searched by Roberts—we took him to a room in the Exchange, where he was searched—there was a hole in the left pocket of his overcoat—I felt a hard sub
<lb/>stance in the lining—I told him to take his coat off—he gave it to Orchard, who found the penny described as No. 4 in this list—it has a punched mark—the prisoner said he knew nothing about it—pointing out the mark to him, he replied, "It must have been placed there"—the date corresponds with the coin. '</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> Orchard said it would not have been well for you if he had seen you go to his pocket.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-100" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS ORCHARD</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer employed by the Post Office—on September 28th I kept watch in the lumber cellar on the corridor where the coats are hung—about 8.30 I saw the prisoner take his hat</p>
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<p>off with his right hand and put his left in a coat pocket and go away—he returned afterwards and put his hand through his coat sleeve and his fingers into the pocket of my coat—I reported this to Turner—on September 30th I was with Turner at the interview with the prisoner outside a house at South Kensington—he was taken to the Exchange in Cromwell Road—on being searched he handed his coat to Turner, who said he felt something hard—I extracted this penny from the lining through a hole in the left hand pocket—I said if I had seen him extract any money from my pocket I would have dealt with him; he would not have been there—there was 1s. 1 1/2d. in the pocket on the 28th, but my being there he hurriedly withdrew his fingers, and it was there when I went to look.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-101" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES BROWN</persName> </hi>. I am a wireman at the Exchange in Cromwell Road—on September 29th Turner gave me six marked pennies with certain instructions—I put this one in the fob pocket of my coat and hung it in the corridor—I watched from where I could not be seen, from 7.30 a.m.—I saw the prisoner go to the coat about 8.45—he put his right arm into the sleeve of his overcoat and the fingers of his left hand into my side pocket and withdrew them, finished putting on his overcoat, and then put his hand into the side pocket of the coat on the next peg—he then left the corridor—directly he had gone I went and told Turner what had occurred—I examined the fob pockets of overcoats and missed three of the pennies marked—while I was watching, several officers passed through the corridor; one or two hung up coats, but nobody went to other people's coats—when this penny was found the prisoner said somebody must have put it in his coat—I did not put it there—I saw the six coins marked—one is of 1888 and one of 1881.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-102" type="given" value="EDMUND"/>EDMUND ROBERTS</persName> </hi> (311
<hi rend="italic">P.</hi>) On September 30th I took the prisoner into custody at the Telephone Exchange, Cromwell Road—he said he had no knowledge of the money, and someone must have put it in his pocket—I find that he bears a good character; he has been employed at the Exchange about four months, and before that by the National Telephone Company for five years, and by a firm in Fore Street for two months—between those employments he had a business about twelve months, but did not succeed.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-103" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-103" type="given" value="JOHN WILLIAM"/>JOHN WILLIAM TURNER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) The other marked coins are not produced; they are at 126, Cromwell Road—[
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner stated in answer to the Court that he did not wish an adjournment for their" pro
<lb/>duction, and that he was not on good terms with the employees, as they were jealous of Turner's favouring him.</hi>]—a month or two ago I told the prisoner if he continued his duties as satisfactorily as he had done I should pro
<lb/>mote him to the Exchange, which is regarded as a better position, though Dot necessarily bringing an increase of salary—his work was very satis
<lb/>factory—I did not know of any jealousy—my instructions to Orchard and Brown were to watch, let the man go, and report to me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence on oath, stated that through jealousy the marked money had been placed in his pocket, but that he knew nothing about it.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Jury.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Other counts</hi>, for stealing thirty-two wombat skins, and for receiving.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. TEMPLE MARTIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GREEN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Watkins.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">City</hi>). On October 6th, about 8.20 p.m., I was in College Street in uniform—I saw the prisoner Evans carrying a parcel in his right hand—he took it into the Sugar Loaf public house—I followed and looked over the bar—I saw Evans in conversation with watkins—Evans handed Watkins the parcel—when Evans came out I stopped him and asked him what the parcel contained—he said, "Oh, only a bit of brown paper"—I told him to come back to the public house—I called Watkins out—he had the parcel—I asked what it contained—he said, "Oh, two or three skins"—I said, "Evans said it was brown paper in the parcel"—he replied, "It is covered with brown paper"—I asked Evans who asked him to bring skins out of the premises where I knew he was employed—he said, "Oh, it is only a few skins they have over in the bales"—I said that I should take them into custody—he said, "Cannot we square it"—on the way to the station Watkins said, "Let us go and see the manager; we can square it all right"—I took them to the station, where they were both charged.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Evans.</hi> You did not say, "Come back to the office and see the manager, and see if we cannot make it right"—the parcel Evans was carrying contained thirty-two skins—searching him, I found a half-sovereign.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GREEN</hi>. Watkins never denied that the parcel contained skins—I did not make a note—we do not make a note in the City—Watkins did not say, "Let us go and see the manager and the matter can be squared up satisfactorily"—he said, "Let us go and see the manager, it will be squared up all right."</p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-108" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK GREENSLADE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective.</hi>) On October 7th I went to Watkin's address at 25, Duke Street, Aldgate—I found this parcel con
<lb/>taining thirty skins—I also found other goods, which have been satis
<lb/>factorily accounted for.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GREEN</hi>. I found articles connected with the fur trade—Watkins is a job dealer—I found his information accurate—gave me names of firms—he said, "I bought the skins in response to a letter from Evans"—I found this letter at Watkins' address [
<hi rend="italic">Offering selected skins, and asking for an interview at</hi> 7.30
<hi rend="italic">or</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">p.m., Signed "yours respectfully, J. E.," addressed to George Watkins</hi>, 25,
<hi rend="italic">Duke Street and marked "Private"</hi>]—Evans told me he had bought a con
<lb/>signment a week ago—I find that Watkins is a straightforward, honest man in respectable, employment.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-109" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK THAEDER</persName> </hi>. I am managing clerk to Messrs. Siegfried, Bleistein and others trading as Aysoldt and
<hi rend="italic">Co.</hi>, fur and skin merchants, at College</p>
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<p>Hill—Evans has been employed by us about fifteen years—he was fore
<lb/>man porter—he had no right to take skins without permission of members of the firm—we have no such practice as allowing the employees to sell, skins weeded out from the bales—I have known Watkins eight or ten years—we bought feathers from him—the thirty-two wombat skins found at the public house are ours—I heard Watkins at the police court call the skins odds and ends from the cellar—they are picked skins—they are selected with regard to colour—the value runs from. 10d. to 1s. 3d.—Watkins at the police Court referred to a third party—I asked who it was, but he would not tell—I recognise Evans' writing in the letter that has been read.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Evans.</hi> You have given me skins for a rug when I asked my governor if I might have them—there is no custom to give you skins that are over the bale quantity, to dispose of.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GREEN</hi>. One bale contains over the quantity and another less—the over quantity belongs to the firm—I asked for permission to keep the skins after Evans had given them to me—you can buy from 1s. 4d. to 2d. a skin.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The skins run to about 1,000 to a. sack—we sometimes import them—Evans had no authority to sell skins.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Evans' statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "It has always been the custom in our trade, dealing with hundreds of thousands of skins, if there had been one or two over, to put them in a box and to save them to accumu
<lb/>late, and then they are sold and divided amongst the men. In this case, on account of being two lots, they were divided, and I changed them over for these, so that there was no loss at the end. "
<hi rend="italic">He repealed this statement in his defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Watkins, in his defence on oath, said that he bought the skins as a dealer, accepting Evans' statement that they were perquisites, and that Shillingford, a clerk, said that was perfectly right in a conversation in which he said that he</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Watkins</hi>)
<hi rend="italic">could earn a few shillings by buying skins and feathers; that Evans then came out, and Shillingford said, "Watkins has told me he is buying a few skins and feathers on his own account after he has done busi
<lb/>ness;" and that Evans replied that he had a few odds and ends of wombat skins, etc., over consignments at different times, which were in the cellar, and he would look them up, and Shillingford said it would be all right, they were his perquisites.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">During the above statement the Court ordered that Shillingford should be sent for.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-110" type="given" value="CHARLES ALFRED"/>CHARLES ALFRED SHILLINGFORD</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk—I shall have been employed by Messrs. Eysoldt and Co. twenty-three years next month—I have known Watkins many years—I had a conversation with him about how he was getting on about fifteen months ago when Evans came up—I did not say, "Watkins tells me he is buying a few skins and feathers on his own account after business hours"—I remember Evans saying he had a few skins in the cellar, but not my saying that they were per
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<p>from Evans in the street—the skins produced are not odds and ends, but first silver' skins—they are not waste, but valuable skins.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GREEN</hi>. I never suggested to Watkins that Evans had no right to sell—'I had no idea of his having any dishonest intention; nor that he was going to sell on his own account.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-111" type="given" value="JACOB"/>JACOB SINGER</persName> </hi>. I am a furrier, of 9, Colonial Avenue—I have known Watkins ten or fifteen years in Fore Street, in connection with skins—these skins are original stock as they come from Australia, and not odds and ends—the market fluctuates, so that you may buy at 9d., 8d., or even 2d.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Two other convictions were proved against him.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-20-19031019 t19031019-20-punishment-22"/>Eighteen months' hard labour.</rs> </hi>
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<hi rend="italic">He received a good character.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-21-19031019 t19031019-21-punishment-23"/>Nine months' hard labour.</rs> </hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, October</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1903.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to stealing on
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to attempting to obtain by false pretences a diamond pin and ring, with intent to defraud;</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to breaking and entering the dwelling house of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19031019-26-offence-3 t19031019-name-130"/>Frank Percy Bevill Ship
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to breaking and entering the dwelling house of
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-26-19031019 t19031019-26-punishment-28"/>Five years' penal servitude.</rs> </hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. W. B. CAMPBELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-137" type="given" value="WALTER RICHARD"/>Walter Richard Jones</persName>. I am an agent, of 83, St. Paul's Churchyard—on October 1st about 2.30 p.m., I was in Fleet Street, walking on the left-hand side towards my office—when I got close to the Cheshire Cheese, the prisoner John knocked my glasses off and made for my throat—I concluded that he was going for my scarf pin and I put one hand over it and the other over my pocket—I was then thrown on to the pavement—I could not see which of the prisoners threw me—I know there were two at me—one of them got on my back and the other took my head and hammered it on the flags, cutting it severely—I exerted all my strength and threw myself clear of them and ran to find a policeman—John Austen followed me—I met a policeman, and pointing to John Austen said I would charge him—I did not see what became of Harry Austen—I went with the officer to the station and was asked what charge I made against the prisoners, who were both present then, and I said, "Assault and attempted robbery"—John Austen said, "Quite right"—I had some money in my pocket, but I did not lose any—I lost a rule which may have tumbled out of my pocket.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. John Austen knocked my glasses off—I do not remember knocking Harry Austen down, but I may have done.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by John Austen.</hi> You both confronted me in Fleet Street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Harry Austen.</hi> You were drunk.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-138" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES ANDERSON</persName> </hi>. I am an optician of 34, Aldersgate Street—on October 1st, about 2.30 p.m., I was walking in Fleet Street on the left-hand side towards the Strand—I saw the prosecutor walking along—John Austen clutched at his scarf pin and also at his chain—the prosecutor struck out to protect himself—Harry Austen seeing that, went to the back of the prosecutor to pull him down, and John Austen then knocked the prosecutor down—I saw his glasses knocked off—the prosecutor fell on the top of the smaller prisoner, Harry Austen—I then saw latter pass something underneath his coat—it had a yellow appearance—the prosecutor got to his feet again and ran towards Ludgate Circus—John Austen rushed after him—Harry Austen ran away round a side turning; I do not know the name of it—I walked after him till I saw a police
<lb/>man to whom I said something and he took him into custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by John Austen.</hi> I was proceeding to the Strand, and was quite close to you—I say you touched the prosecutor's pin first.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Harry Austen.</hi> You walked away rather sharply, but not very fast as you were rather intoxicated.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I kept Harry Austen in sight all the time.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-139" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER BOSWORTH</persName> </hi> (226
<hi rend="italic">City.</hi>) I was on patrol duty in Fleet Street at 2.30 p.m. on October 1st—I saw the prosecutor running down the street, pursued by John Austen—the prosecutor complained of having being assaulted by John Austen—I took him into custody and to the station—the other prisoner was subsequently brought in—the prosecutor charged them with assaulting him and attempting to rob him—John Austen replied, "Quite right," and Harry made no reply; he was drunk—they were searched—nothing was found on them belonging to the prosecutor.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by John Austen.</hi> I did not hear the prosecutor shouting "Murder "or "Police."</p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-140" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES CURTIS</persName> </hi> (193
<hi rend="italic">City.</hi>) On October 1st, about 2.45 p.m., I was on duty in Shoe Lane—Anderson came up to me and said, "This man, in conjunction with another in Fleet Street, has assaulted a gentleman"—I arrested him immediately—he said, "I have done nothing, guv'nor"—he was taken to the station and immediately recognised by the prosecutor as the man who assaulted him—the two prisoners were charged with assault and attempted robbery—John Austen said, "That's quite right."</p>
<hi rend="italic">John Austen's defence.</hi> My brother and I were going up Fleet Street; my brother had had some drink and accidentally pushed against the prosecutor, who knocked him down. I pushed the prosecutor and he fell down. He ran away and I followed him to the police station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Harry Austen's defence.</hi> We had been out drinking, and going up Fleet Street we may have knocked against the prosecutor; he deliberately knocked me down; I walked down Shoe Lane, when I was taken in charge.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY></hi>
<hi rend="italic">of assault, but not with intent to rob; upon which the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COMMON SERJEANT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">directed a verdict of</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-797-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="directed"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">See next case.</hi>)</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. W. B. CAMPBELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-144" type="given" value="WALTER RICHARD"/>WALTER RICHARD JONES</persName> </hi>. I am an agent of 83, St. Paul's Churchyard—the evidence I gave in the last case is a correct account of what took place—I suffered as I described; my head was made to bleed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by John Austen.</hi> I saw a doctor about the wound.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Harry Austen.</hi> You assaulted me, as I have described before.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-145" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES ANDERSON</persName> </hi>. I repeat the evidence that I gave before—I saw the prosecutor's head bleeding.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Harry Austen.</hi> I did not state at the Mansion House that I saw the prosecutor knock you over.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-146" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES CURTIS</persName> </hi> (193
<hi rend="italic">City.</hi>) I heard these men charged with assault; and robbery—John Austen said, "Quite right"—the prosecutor's fore
<lb/>head was bleeding profusely—Harry Austen made no reply.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-147" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER BOSWORTH</persName> </hi> (226
<hi rend="italic">City.</hi>) I repeat the evidence I gave a little while ago—when John Austen was given into custody by the prosecutor</p>
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<hi rend="italic">John Austen's Defence.</hi> "We were walking up Fleet Street when my brother accidentally fell against the prosecutor; he struck my brother and pushed him down. I said, 'What have you done that for? "He ran away and I ran after him."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Harry Austen's Defence.</hi> "I was the assaulted party."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Thirty convictions of various offences were proved against John Austen.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM THOMPSON</hi> (60)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. NOLAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">City Detective.</hi>) On September 7th, between 10 and 11 a.m. I was in Fenchurch Street, and saw the prisoner loitering near a stationer's van which was unloading—I followed him into Eastcheap—he stopped in front of a stationer's shop, and shortly afterwards stepped lightly into the doorway—an assistant came forward, and the prisoner asked for a quotation and a sample of envelopes—he then left the shop and went into Cannon Street, then into Lawrence Pountney Lane, again into Cannon Street, and then into Lawrence Pountney Hill—he stopped opposite the prosecutor's shop—after a time he entered the shop, picked up a parcel, placed it under his arm and walked away—I went into the shop and spoke to the prosecutor, then followed the prisoner and took the parcel from him—I then went back to the shop and took the prisoner to the station—he was charged and made no reply—the parcel contained twelve bottles of gum.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-151" type="given" value="EBENEZER"/>EBENEZER PAINE</persName> </hi>. I am a stationer of 9, Lawrence Pountney Hill—this box contains twelve bottles of gum, value 6s.—it is my property—on September 7th it was in my shop, just in front of the counter—I did not see it taken away, nor did I see the prisoner come into the shop.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Eight convictions of larceny were proved against him.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES TURNER</hi> (36)</persName>. and
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<interp inst="t19031019-800-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing a box of currants, the property of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HARDY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-156" type="given" value="ISAAC"/>ISAAC GOLDSMID</persName> </hi>. I am a carman and contractor of Wade's Place, Mile End Road—on September 9th I was in Lower Thames Street with a van—there was another van opposite mine belonging to Mr. Johnson—I saw Brown go to the van and take a case of currants, put it on his shoulder and walk into the Mermaid public house, Lower Thames Street—Watts and Turner were behind the door with a sack, into which they put the case, and put it behind the door under the seat and sat on it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Brown.</hi> You were on the pavement—when you</p>
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<p>took the case I followed you to the Mermaid—the door was slightly open, enough for me to see what was going on.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Turner.</hi> I swear I saw you and Watts holding a sack to receive the box of currants.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-157" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MURFITT</persName> </hi>. I am a carman to Mr. William Johnson—on September 9th I was with a van in Lower Thames Street—I had a box of currants on the van, value 14s.—I walked about 20 yards up the street—when I came back the box was gone—I next saw it in the Mermaid.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Brown.</hi> I did not go in with Goldsmid, I went and fetched a constable.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Turner.</hi> When I came into the Mermaid you and Watts were sitting with the box underneath you.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Watts.</hi> There were between six and nine people in the bar—I charged you and Turner because you were covering the box.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-158" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS JACKLIN</persName> </hi> (280
<hi rend="italic">City.</hi>) On September 9th, in the afternoon, the prosecutor made a communication to me—I then went with him to the Mermaid—I saw the three prisoners with a number of other men standing in the bar, and on a form a bag containing the box of currants—I took charge of it—I then arrested the prisoners and took them to the station—they were charged and made no reply.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Brown.</hi> The box was on the seat.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Turner.</hi> After you were charged at the Minories, some people came and made statements in your favour.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Watts.</hi> You and Turner were standing up when I came in—other men were in the bar besides you—you told me you had been at work.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19031019-name-159" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-159" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER WHITE</persName> </hi>. I am a waterside labourer of 75, Union Street—I was drinking with Watts and Turner on Wednesday afternoon, Sep
<lb/>tember 9th, in the Mermaid—I saw someone bring in a box—I did not know what it was or that it had been stolen—it is a common thing for boxes to be brought in and put in borrowed bags.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By Turner.</hi> I did not see either you or Watts hold the bag to receive the box.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By Watts.</hi> If either of you had had a bag, I should have been bound to notice it—you never left my company the whole time—I believe you were standing up at the bar, talking to me and the manager of the house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I cannot say who brought the box in—when my atten
<lb/>tion was called to it, it was in a bag on the seat—I do not think either of the prisoners were sitting on a seat with the bag below, they may have been doing so—when the police came in they all sat down on the seat.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-160" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES KELLY</persName> </hi>. I am a fruit porter—on 9th September, between 5.30 and 6 p.m., I went into the Mermaid and saw a box on a seat—a constable came in with a carman—I was sitting facing the box—when the prisoner Brown saw what was going to happen, he jumped up and said, "Lock the lot of us up"—there were nine or ten men in the bar.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">By Turner.</hi> I never saw
<hi rend="italic">nobody</hi> sitting on the box—I did not see you handling it or have anything to do with it at all.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By Watts.</hi> When I came in, you and Turner were up against the bar in company with a man named White.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HARDY</hi>. I saw the box without a sack on it—when the constable came in there was a sack over it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by Watts.</hi> I never saw you handling the sack.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-161" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-161" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BOWER</persName> </hi>. I am the manager of the Mermaid—Mr. White and Watts were in the house three-quarters of an hour before the police came in—I did not see the box come in—I saw it there when the police came in.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By Watts.</hi> I did not see you with a bag, but one was asked for from the bar—who asked for it I cannot say.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The box was in a bag when my attention was first called to it, that was when the policeman came in—it is a custom to lend sacks to people and mind boxes for them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-162" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BELL</persName> </hi>. I am a coal agent—I was in the Mermaid when this affair happened—I saw Brown bring the box in—Watts was in the bar when I went in, and then Turner came in before the robbery occurred.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Brown.</hi> You brought the box in and left it on the seat in the corner by the side of the door—I cannot say who got the sack.
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I did not see one way or the other who put the box in the sack.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19031019-800-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Two convictions were proved against Watts and one against Turner.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BROWN</hi> and
<hi rend="largeCaps">TURNER</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WATTS</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-800-19031019 t19031019-800-punishment-33"/>Nine months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, October</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th.</hi> 1903.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Lumley Smith, Esq., K.C.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19031019-801-offence-1 t19031019-name-164"/>Annie Roberts</persName>, his wife being alive.</rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE HARRIS</hi> (20)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19031019-33-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, to stealing 96 yards of flannel, the property of
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-166" type="surname" value="COOK"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19031019-33-offence-1 t19031019-name-166"/>Sir Frederick Cook</persName> and others.</rs>
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<interp inst="t19031019-33-punishment-35" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-33-19031019 t19031019-33-punishment-35"/>Three months hard labour.</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t19031019-33-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19031019-33-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> And</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALFRED BELL CROXSON</hi> (39)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19031019-34-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, to forging and uttering an endorsement on an order for payment of £26 18s. 2d., with intent to defraud. </rs>
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<interp inst="t19031019-34-punishment-36" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-34-19031019 t19031019-34-punishment-36"/>Six months' hard labour.</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t19031019-34-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19031019-34-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19031019-804-offence-1 t19031019-name-169"/>London and Suburban Bank, Limited</persName>, his masters.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEYCESTER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. OVEREND</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-170" type="given" value="EDWARD VAUGHAN"/>EDWARD VAUGHAN FOX</persName> </hi>. I am an Examiner in the Department of the Senior Official Receiver in Companies Winding Up, and have been in charge of the winding up of the London and Suburban Bank, Limited—the winding-up order was made on November 25th, 1902—I produce the cash book and ledger of the Bank—according to the books the balance in hand on March 31st, 1902, should have been £350 16s. yd.; in fact, it was only £110 17s. 3d.—I have met the prisoner many times during the</p>
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<p>course of my investigation, and am acquainted with his writing—the entries in the cash book and ledger are his—there is nothing in the books to account for the deficiency of £239 19s. 6d.—there is a suspense account opened for £40, but what that refers to I do not know; there is nothing in the books to explain it—it is carried into the profit and loss account in the balance sheet—the advances account in the ledger shows the amounts lent out upon loan, and the amounts repaid—the amounts still out upon loan properly amount to £3,981 4s. 8d.—they, in fact, appear as £4,181 4s. 8d., the "41 "having been written over an erasure—there is a genuine error in the customers' account, of sixpence—that appears in the cash book for the next month—altogether there is £239 19s. 6d. concealed, which is the exact amount of deficiency in cash—the £200 too much in the advance account is dealt with by two sums of £100 being entered twice over—they are first entered to the credit of the City branch of the Bank, and then credited over again as amounts received as repay
<lb/>ments of loans—I also produce a till book kept by the prisoner which shows a cash balance in hand at the beginning of October of £86 13s. 7d.—during October, according to the ledger and cash book, the cash in hand was increased by £57 2s. 4d., making £143 15s. 11d.—the till book shows only £42 15s. 2d. as cash in hand at the end of October, a deficiency of £101 10s. 9d.—under the date of October 21st there is an entry, "Paid £101 10s. 9d," but nothing to show to whom it is paid—there is no trace of it in the ledger or cash book—all the other entries contain the names of the persons to whom the money is paid out—this entry happens to be the last on the page, and I believe it to be fictitious—I have spoken to the prisoner several times about the deficiencies, and he told me that the explanations are in the journal and the till books—those books are not forthcoming—one till book (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) was found by the Directors, but there are fifteen or sixteen altogether—I was present at a meeting when the Directors asked the prisoner for an explanation, but I did not hear them ask any specific question.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> From the result of my investigations I think the accounts of the Bank have been badly managed—the balance sheets are correct except for the errors I have pointed out—I do not know whether the prisoner was consulted in the preparation of them—I know the firm who removed the books on the instructions of the Official Receiver, but I do not know their man—it is quite true that the prisoner was employed for some time to go through the accounts.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-171" type="given" value="WALTER ISAAC"/>WALTER ISAAC FROST</persName> </hi>. I am a commercial traveller—I was one of the Directors of the London and Suburban Bank, Limited—the prisoner was employed by the Bank as cashier—I know his writing; these entries in the cash book and ledger are his—I was present at an interview in January between him and the Directors, when he-was asked to explain the deficiency in the cash—his attention was particularly drawn to the entry in the till book of £101 10s. 9d.—he tried to explain it, but could not make head or tail of it, and we arranged to meet the
<hi rend="italic">next</hi> morning and go through the figures again—the next morning the prisoner did not appear—he has never given any explanation.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner had a very good character when he came to us—it is true that after he had been with us some time we passed a minute giving him a loan of £50—we were very pleased with his work and conduct—it was not the custom of the Bank for Directors to have advances from the till—none of the Directors were indebted to the Bank in any way—there were several till books at the Bank at the time of the winding up—I do not know who took them away—we have never had any complaints from any of our customers with regard to money not being paid to them—when we asked the prisoner to explain the deficiency he said he could do so if he had the journal—the journal has never been found to my knowledge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The books were in the prisoner's custody up to the time they were handed over to the Official Receiver.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-172" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-172" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT HAWKINS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant.</hi>) I am in charge of this case—the first process was a summons issued on June 4th—I was unable to serve it upon the prisoner, and upon July 11th a warrant was obtained—on July 16th the prisoner surrendered—himself at Bow Street police station—I told him I was a police officer, and held a warrant for his arrest, which charged him with falsifying the accounts of the London and Suburban Bank, Limited—he made no answer—he was then formally charged, and made no reply—I asked him for his address, and he gave me 420, Strand—I told him I knew that was not his address, but that it was a barber's shop where he called for letters, and asked him if he would give me his correct address—he said, "No, not at present."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not know anything about the examination in bankruptcy of Mr. Harding in reference to the affairs of the Bank.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence on oath, said that he went to the London and Suburban Bank with a twelve years' good character from the London and County Bank; that with regard to the deficiency of</hi> £239 19s. 6d.
<hi rend="italic">there was an error in the casting of</hi> £200,
<hi rend="italic">and he believed the figure of</hi> £4,181 4s. 8d.
<hi rend="italic">to be correct, but could not say positively without the journal; that the other</hi> £39 19s. 6d.,
<hi rend="italic">or</hi> £40,
<hi rend="italic">after deducting the error of sixpence, was voted at a meeting of Directors' to be debited to the profit and loss account and credited to the suspense account; that the sum of</hi> £101 10s. 9d.
<hi rend="italic">was made up partly of overdrafts to the directors from the till, for which there were I.O.U.'s, and partly of items entered in the till books but omitted from the cash book; that it was purely an omission; that his till was periodically checked by Mr. Harding and always found to be correct; that the books were removed, from the offices in a great hurry and in the absence of the Directors; that some of the books were taken away in a cab by the Official Receiver's representative, and others in the safe by the auctioneer's men; that the missing journal and till books were taken away in the safe, and that he had not seen them since: that he had not had a penny of the money alleged to have been taken by him, and had not mislaid any of the books.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Strongly recommended to mercy by the Jury on account of his previous good conduct, and also on account of the very loose way in which the business of the Bank was conducted.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, October</hi> 21
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1903.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Bigham.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. C. W. MATHEWS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ARTHUR GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi> Mr. Morris
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-175" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN BOYLES</persName> </hi>. I live at 36, Cardigan Cottages, High Wycombe—the prisoner married my daughter, they had four children, the eldest being four years old in September—the prisoner visited my house from September 26th to October 1st—he was sober—he said he would leave his wife, allow her 15s. a week, and take the two eldest children, because they could not get on very comfortably—he showed me a revolver, which I took possession of and returned to him on October 1st.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not expect him—he and his wife always seemed happy together—he had been affectionate to his children—I did not see much of them—he seemed much attached to the eldest boy.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-176" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE SARGANT</persName> </hi> (222
<hi rend="italic">G.</hi>) I was on duty at Great Eastern Street, opposite the Blue Last public house, on October 2nd—about 11.40 the prisoner called me to go to 3, Gladstone Buildings—I asked him what for—he pulled out this revolver from his right trouser pocket—I took it from him and asked him what he wanted me to go there for—he said, "I have shot my little boy with that revolver that you have got, I expect he is dead"—I took him to Hoxton Police Station—on the way he said, "I expect I shall have to swing for it; I have had some trouble"—I cautioned him not to say anything further, but to reserve any further statement till he got to the station—on arrival there I gave the revolver to Allison, the Inspector on duty, and remained at the station while he visited the prisoner's lodgings—the prisoner appeared sober at first, but after he had been some little time at the station I noticed a change, and thought he had been drinking and the effect was taking place.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was talking to him two or three minutes—he spoke in an ordinary manner—I thought it was strange—he walked quietly and perfectly straight to the station—at the station he got up to ask for water and fell backwards on the seat—while sitting he kept rubbing his head as if it was in pain—I gave him water—then I thought' he had had something to drink which had overcome him.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-177" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HOLLISTER</persName> </hi> (398
<hi rend="italic">G.</hi>) About 11.40 on October 2nd I saw Sargant with the prisoner in Great Eastern Street—the prisoner's wife, whom I know, came to me, and I accompanied her to 3. Gladstone Buildings—the prisoner in my presence gave her a key, with which I effected an entrance into 3, Gladstone Buildings—I saw two children alive in the kitchen, and another child on the floor in the bedroom—it appeared dead—it had a cloth over its mouth tied at the back of the head—I noticed a bullet wound in the breast.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>, The child seemed well cared for and wonderfully clean.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-178" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE ALLISON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector G.</hi>) I was at the station when Sargant brought the prisoner in and handed me this revolver, and repeated the statement the prisoner had made to him—the prisoner said, "I had a few words with my wife this morning and I shot him there; I had not the heart to shoot the other two; mind, the revolver is loaded in six chambers"—one cartridge was spent; I extracted the other five and produce them—about 12.10 the same day I went to 3, Gladstone Buildings—I saw the dead body of the little boy lying on the floor on his back, a handkerchief covering his face—it had been placed over the mouth and nose, and tied at the back with a single knot—I loosened it—there was blood on the shirt and on the floor and a bullet wound in the breast—I found these twenty-six cartridges in a box—I returned to the station and told the prisoner that I had been to 3, Gladstone Buildings, and had seen the dead body of a boy, and that I should charge him with the wilful murder of him—he replied, "I do not care"—when the charge was read over he said, "What do you mean by wilful murder, he is not dead, is he?"—I said, "Yes"—he said, "Well, I do not care."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He was perfectly conscious and appeared to realise the gravity of the charge.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant G.</hi>) About 2.30 p.m. on October 2nd I saw the prisoner at the police station—he appeared to be recovering from the effects of drink—he had some difficulty in articulation—he said, "Will you get bail for me, governor? I bear a good character. I have been on the
<hi rend="italic">boose</hi> with some fellows and have been to Wickham. I spent all my money, I have drawn it all out of the bank; the bank book I have torn up and left in the cells down there"—pointing in the direction of the cells—"I stayed at Wickham with my wife's mother, Mrs. Boyles, of 34, Cardigan Cottages, Upper Green Street, Wickham; I worked for Mr. Lines, of 34, Canton Street, for 4J years, also for Mr. Mellison, of 131, Bethnal Green Road, and for Mr. Brown, of Worship Street, for 2 1/2 years. I have had some brandy this morning; I have been to the Princess Royal, the Griffin, and the Blue Last; I had two—pennyworth in the Royal, and half a quartern at the Griffin and Blue Last"—I found this torn up Savings bank book in his name, in the cells—it shows that all the money, £10s. 10d., was withdrawn on September 25th.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When the Magistrate asked him on the remand if he had any witness, he said, "Let me have a
<hi rend="italic">fag</hi>," meaning a cigarette, in the same way he had spoken to me.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-180" type="given" value="ROSE BELL"/>ROSE BELL KITE</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the Princess Royal—I know the prisoner as a customer—he was in the house on October 2nd at 11.30—he had two penny worth of brandy.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He was perfectly sober.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-181" type="given" value="CHRISTOPHER REDWOOD"/>CHRISTOPHER REDWOOD WHITE</persName> </hi>. I am a medical practitioner at 36, Great Eastern Street—shortly after 12 on October 2nd I went to 3, Gladstone Buildings—I saw the dead body of a little boy about four years of age—Allison was with me—the body was quite cold—I found a wound in the chest and blood marks on the clothes—on October 6th I made a
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<p>wound in the heart—the bullet had pierced the ventricle—this is the bullet—(
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-182" type="given" value="ROSA"/>ROSA PELLOLIO</persName> </hi>. I have been married to the prisoner close upon five years—I was eighteen, and am now twenty-two—he is about the same age—we have always lived on affectionate terms—we have had four children, the deceased, the eldest, was four years old—my husband was kind and affectionate to the boy—he was a picture frame maker and in steady employment—he earned about 22s. a week—he had no trouble that I know of—he had a little money in the Post Office savings bank shortly before he went to my mother's—he has had good health—two years ago he was opening a packing case with a crowbar, which slipped and struck his head, which left a very large scar after he came out of Bartholomew's Hospital, having had his head dressed, which was cut open—he has constantly had groat pain in his head and used to scratch it at night—he said it would drive him mad—he was not addicted to drink—his sexual intercourse during the last three months has been excessive, in the day as well as at night, every day, after which he was very ill, and would lie and rub his head and say he should go mad—when he came home on October 1st he lay down and rubbed his head, and when asleep he seemed in great pain—I put a pillow to prevent him knocking his head against the wall—he frequently said he should go mad when he was in great pain—he had a fit about two years back—I was told it was epileptic.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I left him at home on this morning and went out between 11 and 12 to buy things for the dinner—I had a key to let myself in—he was strange when he went to see mother—he did not write—he went away before that for three days in August—he said he went in the country for a holiday—he went to Wickham in September to mother—he told me he stayed at a public house—I asked my mother, and she said he stayed at her house—when I asked him where he had been, he said, "Don't ask me"—I said, "Why did you go away and leave me with four little children? Don't you think you ought to be ashamed of yourself?"—he said, "Yes, I am more than ashamed of myself"—there was no quarrel before I went to get the dinner—no dispute at all—he used to hang the revolver over my bed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He got the revolver about twelve months back, because someone broke into the place on a Saturday night, and he got it the next week—I missed it when he went away—I never saw it again.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-183" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SCOTT</persName> </hi>. I am medical officer at Brixton Prison—I have had the prisoner under my care since October 2nd for three weeks—while in prison he has been quiet and depressed—he has not shown that he realised his position—I cannot say that I have found any definite evidence of insanity during that time—I consider he is a person of weak intellect and unstable mind, but at present I cannot say he is insane—I have seen his father's statement that he suffered from epileptic fits, and I have been told so by the prisoner and his sister, Mrs. Louisa Bourne—she said, when I asked her if he had had fits when young, that he had</p>
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<p>when between eight and nine years of age for a considerable period—the prisoner said that during the last eighteen months he had had three fits—I saw in the depositions about the crowbar, and on examination I found an old scar, or irregularity, and some local inflammation, the con
<lb/>tinuing result of an injury—inflammation from congestion of a part would make the brain still weaker—sexual excess would affect the nerves and mental condition considerably, and probably for some time there has been a certain unsoundness—I have studied the depositions and all the circumstances—I do not think he was responsible at the time he com
<lb/>mitted the act.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. R. D. MUIR. MR. ARTHUR GILL</hi>, and
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MURPHY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HAROLD MORRIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Frederick Humphreys</hi> (4
<hi rend="italic">J.</hi>)
<hi rend="italic">produced a scale plan of the Lord Nelson public house and the immediate neighbourhood.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-186" type="given" value="MARTHA SOPHIA"/>MARTHA SOPHIA BRAYSHAW</persName> </hi>. I live with my niece, Mrs. Starkey. At the Lord Nelson public house, and assist in its management—the deceased, Martha Jane Hardwick, was also my niece and a sister of Mrs. Starkey—we know the prisoner as a customer—on September 23rd, about 10 p.m., I was in the saloon outside the counter bar—the deceased was serving behind the bar—she came and spoke to me about 10.20—I went into the bar to serve—I saw the prisoner, who was known as
<hi rend="italic">Jerry</hi>, in the public bar—we had a little conversation—he stopped till close on eleven when he went out—the closing time is 12.30—I next saw him a little before twelve, when he came into the public bar and I served him with a glass of ale—the deceased was then in the saloon bar, and not serving—I came out of the bar about 12.15—the deceased was there—I served a couple in other compartments—my niece, Mrs. Starkey, went and served at 12.15, and I went and sat in the saloon bar—the prisoner came into the passage from the bar into the private bar—that is the compart
<lb/>ment next where I was—I could see him—he had a glass of
<hi rend="italic">shandy</hi> bitter from Mrs. Starkey—he could see me and the deceased, because he looked into the saloon bar—when he had been served he stood drinking the
<hi rend="italic">shandy</hi>—then he went down the passage and out of the house about 12.20—we keep our clock about five minutes fast—T am giving the right time—it was approaching closing time—I saw Pealling preparing to close the house—the deceased got up and went down the passage on the public side, and I went and stood in the private bar—next I heard a scream—I ran down the passage out of the house—I saw Mrs. Starkey running and following the prisoner out—I next saw Mrs. Starkey and the prisoner outside our place and next to a shop in the street, and Pealling following the prisoner—I saw the prisoner strike at Pealling—I ran into the public</p>
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<p>bar—I saw my niece flat on her face on the ground—a gentleman from another box lifted her up—a doctor came—she never spoke—I had not heard any conversation nor seen my niece with the prisoner from 10 p.m. till 12.20, when I left the saloon bar—the prisoner may have kept a stall outside.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have been at the Lord Nelson since Easter, 1902—I have seen
<hi rend="italic">Jerry</hi> come in occasionally—my niece said, "Are you coming in, there is
<hi rend="italic">Jerry</hi> in the bar?"—that was a little after ten—she did not say, "
<hi rend="italic">Jerry</hi> is in the bar, I served him with a glass of ale"—I was in the hospital when the hook incident occurred in March.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The deceased had not talked" to the prisoner for six months or more, only as a customer.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-187" type="given" value="HANNAH"/>HANNAH STARKEY</persName> </hi>. I am a widow—I manage the Lord "Nelson—the deceased was my 'sister—she lived at the house, and acted as barmaid—I know the prisoner only as a customer—on Wednesday, September 23rd, he was in the public-bar when I went in at 12.15—the deceased was in the saloon bar, where I left her when I went to serve—about 12.15 she came and spoke to me at the public bar—she was in front of the counter—we were then closing—the prisoner was not there—I saw him come in and strike her right and left—I did not see anything in his hand—I called out to him, and jumped over the counter—he ran out—I ran after him—my sister was leaning on the seat—I ran into the road—I came hack in two or three minutes—I found my sister in a state of collapse, flat on her face on the floor; a gentleman picked her up—in March my husband was ill, and I went to the hospital to see him on March 11th—I came back to the Lord Nelson about 11.30, when my sister told me some
<lb/>thing, in consequence of which I told the prisoner to get outside—it was in the middle bar—I gave him this hook—I took it from the drawer—I told him he ought to be ashamed of himself, we had got plenty of trouble without his coming—he went outside—he took the hook with him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I may have said at the inquest, "I know of no other reason for the prisoner stabbing her than that she refused to have any
<lb/>thing to do with him"—I do riot remember that—I shall have been at the Lord Nelson four years nest month—during that time my sister was barmaid—she was twenty last April—the prisoner was an occasional customer—my sister had a sweetheart—the prisoner met him at Easter twelve months—he may have stood the prisoner drink—he would treat him like others if he saw him—I never saw him treat him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The engagement to the sweetheart was broken off before Christmas, and his visits ceased at Easter, 1902.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-188" type="given" value="CHRISTOPHER HENRY"/>CHRISTOPHER HENRY PEALLING</persName> </hi>. I am a tobacco cutter—I live in the Lord Nelson public house, and assist in the management 'there I know the prisoner as a customer—I saw him in the public box at 12.20—he walked out of the public bar, and went down the passage into the private bar—the potman, Musgrave, was bringing the gates to-me to close the house—the prisoner stood outside the window of the shop next door,; he then turned down the passage towards the private bar, when I lost Sight of him—I next heard a scream—I turned and saw the prisoner leave</p>
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<p>the public bar and go into the street—Mrs. Starkey came out and called to me, "Catch him and kill him"—I went and tried to get him by the throat, but he had a handkerchief on, which slipped—lie was outside Milward's shop, close to the door—he knocked my arm up with his left hand, and struck me on the jaw with his right, which staggered me a bit—he ran across the road—I followed him down East Mount Street, and along Raven Row, turned into Cotton Street, then crossed the road, and came back into Raven Row again, and then walked into Bedford Street, where he turned round to me and said, "What do you want?"—I answered, "Never mind what I want"—I still followed him till we turned into Oxford Street, where I went half way across the road and said in the prisoner's hearing to Constable Bowden, "I want; this man"—the constable came across and said, "What for?"—I said, "Assault"—the prisoner turned round and said, "I am going home to my lodgings"—I said to the constable, "Will you bring him back to the Lord Nelson?"—the constable caught hold of him and brought him back—when we got back, the girl was on the floor in the bar.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner passed out of the passage as I was standing outside—I do not think a minute passed before I heard a scream—I have known the prisoner six or seven years—I have known him sit in the Lord Nelson a long time, but I never had much to do with him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I knew when I spoke to the constable that there—had been an assault, I thought it was on Mrs. Starkey—I knew the prisoner must be the man, because I saw him come out of the public bar—when I returned there were only a lady and gentleman and the deceased on that side of the bar.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-189" type="given" value="ROBERT CHRISTOPHER"/>ROBERT CHRISTOPHER MUSGRAVE</persName> </hi>. I am potman at the Lord Nelson—I know the prisoner as a-customer—some months ago I was with him in the bar when I heard him say of the deceased, "I will put her b----light out"—she was then walking behind the bar towards the big box in the White
<lb/>chapel Road—on September 23rd, near closing time, I had to put up the gates, and I was taking them from the private bar—the prisoner said, "Don't mate such a noise"—I took the gates to Pealling—when I was putting a nut on a bolt which was on my knees I heard a scream—Pealling ran after the prisoner—I ran as far as I could go—I lost them—I went back to the house—I saw the deceased with her head in a lady's lap.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It happened between 12.20 and 12.30—I never before heard a threat like that to a lady—I do not know what
<hi rend="italic">scrapping</hi> is—I am not a boxer.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-190" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HOLLIS</persName> </hi>. I am a commercial traveller, of 10, Arcadia Street, Poplar—I was at the Lord Nelson public house shortly after 12 on Septem
<lb/>ber 24th in the second compartment from the front—about closing time I heard a piercing shriek from No. 1, the public bar—I put my foot on the form and jumped the partition—I saw no one but the deceased, falling with a pitch—I remained till the doctor came.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">J.</hi>) About 12.30 on September 24th I was in the Whitechapel Road—I heard shouting for police—I saw the prisoner running across the Whitechapel Road towards East Mount Street—several people,</p>
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<p>were following—I saw Bowden stop him—I went about 1 a.m. with Bowden and searched the front of the Lord Nelson for a weapon likely to cause the death—outside the house, but in the doorway of a shop kept by Mr. Milward I found this knife—the blade was wet with blood—it was on the footway under the step—I handed it to the Inspector at the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I said at the Police Court that I found the knife against the iron railings at the coffee shop—it was by the step leading to the door in the centre of the shop and about eight yards from the Lord Nelson—Milward keeps two coffee shops—it was the second one from the public house.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">H.</hi>) On September 24th, about 12.30, I was in Oxford Street—I saw the prisoner walking fast, and Pealling following him—Pealling said, "I want that man; he has assaulted the barmaid at the Lord Nelson"—I told the prisoner I should take him back to see what it was—on going through East Mount Street he said to me, "Hold me tight, I have stabbed a woman"—I took him to the Lord. Nelson—I' saw the deceased woman—I told the prisoner I should take him to the station—in the Cambridge Road he said, "Is she dead?"—Broom, 552 J., told him she was—the prisoner appeared excited.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have never been in a murder case, only in one of attempted murder—the prisoner had been drinking.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-193" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am a slaughterer, of 217, Devon's Road, Bow—I am employed by Harrison and Barber in Winthrop Street, Whitechapel—this knife belongs to me—I was using it on September 23rd, between 12 and 12.30—I went to the Grave Maurice, leaving my knife sheathed in my pouch after washing it—it is not so sharp as when I left it—I saw the man Vincent in the slaughter house as I left it—I returned about 12.30, went to my pouch, and the knife was gone—I have seen the prisoner in the slaughter yard to see his friend who is employed there—he has given me assistance in the yard—after seeing the prisoner about ten that night out
<lb/>side the gates I went to the Grave Maurice and had a drink with him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner used to come and help a bit, for which he received a few pence—he started work again that night about 12.45—I begin night duty at 8 p.m.—I went out the second time before the houses closed—I always wash the knife before leaving it, because a pail of water stands there, or we could not hold the knife in our work; we generally dip it in the pail.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-194" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN VINCENT</persName> </hi>. I live at 38, Northampton Street—I am a carman employed by Harrison and Barber—on September 23rd I drove a cart with a dead horse in it, arriving at the yard about 11.15—there is a clock in the office, but I did not notice it—it may have been about 12 o'clock—about five minutes after I arrived, the men went out for their supper beer—I led the horse that had been drawing the cart to the stables, leaving the carcase on the cart in the yard—the gate was open—the stable is 54 feet from the front of the yard—I went out and returned in three or four minutes to the office in the yard.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi> I did not take much notice of the time, but the men go out before the public houses close—I only know the prisoner by sight.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-195" type="given" value="ARTHUR SYDNEY"/>ARTHUR SYDNEY DOWNTON</persName> </hi>. I am a registered medical practitioner, I assist Dr. Ambrose, and live at 174, Whitechapel Road—I was called to the Lord Nelson a minute or two before 12.30—I arrived about 12.40—the deceased was lying on the floor in the public bar—I examined her—I saw no evidence of life as far as I got—whilst examining her the police came in and the body was taken away.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-196" type="given" value="AUSTEN CLEMENT LE"/>AUSTEN CLEMENT LE ROSSIGNOL</persName> </hi>. I am house physician at the London Hospital—I was in the receiving room about 12.30 on September 24th and received a summons to the Lord Nelson public house—I went there and saw the deceased—there was no indication of life—she was removed to the hospital where I found she was dead—the next day I made a
<hi rend="italic">post-mortem</hi> examination—I found two wounds—one was at the junction of the seventh rib by the breast bone on the right side, a horizontal wound, about an inch long; it had penetrated the flesh, entered the covering of the heart, and gone through the right ventricle into the muscles behind—the second wound was on the left side, about the tenth or eleventh rib; it had penetrated through the superficial structures, passed through the spleen, scraped the exterior walls of the stomach, not actually entering it, entered the left kidney, and buried itself in the vertical column—the knife produced might have inflicted, the injuries—considerable force was necessary—this knife is dented about an inch from the handle, the blade is blunt and turned a little at the point—that might have been caused by grazing on the stays or by having struck the breast bone—it looked as if it had been used recently; I saw it the same day—in my opinion the deceased could only have lived a few seconds after the injuries.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There was no blood on the knife when I saw it—the wound in the heart was the same size as the cut on the breast, within ordinary limits.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Divisional Surgeon.</hi>) I practice at Victoria Park Square—I was called to the Bethnal Green Police Station at 1.20 a.m. on September 24th—I put questions to the prisoner which he answered in a perfectly rational manner—he was not drunk, but he appeared to have been drinking—he appeared accountable for his actions—on his right hand between the fore finger and thumb was a slight skin cut, with fresh blood—this knife had on it freshly dried blood, by the hilt—it is impossible to say whether it was human blood or that of the lower animals.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-198" type="given" value="JAMES CHRISTOPHER"/>JAMES CHRISTOPHER STOCKTON</persName> </hi>. I am a warehouseman, of 7, Fernley Street, Mile End—I know the prisoner—I was at the Lord Nelson in March when the deceased and Mrs. Starkey were behind the bar—the prisoner said, "Give me my f—g hook, or else somebody will have to
<hi rend="italic">go through it</hi>"—Mrs. Starkey and the deceased were standing side by side—the deceased walked away—I told him he ought to be ashamed of himself as they had already much trouble in the house—Mrs. Starkey got a hook like this (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) from a drawer behind the counter, put it on the counter, and the prisoner picked it up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known the prisoner five or six years—I believe he works at a wool warehouse—the hook is used for pulling bales—the deceased did not take the slightest notice of the prisoner.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) The prisoner had left the hook to be called for—he had no difficulty in getting it back—other people leave hooks for their own convenience, to avoid carrying them—the prisoner said some
<lb/>thing about not being able to get his hook—the deceased did not know where it was and was looking for it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector J.</hi>) On the morning of September 24th I saw the deceased woman's body at the London Hospital—I after
<lb/>wards saw the prisoner at the Bethnal Green Police Station—I said, "I have just seen the dead body of a woman I believe to be Martha Jane Hardwick with a wound in her chest"; holding up this knife. I said, "You will be charged with her wilful murder by stabbing her with this knife"—he made no reply to that or the formal charge.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031019-name-206" type="given" value="LEWIS"/>LEWIS GARRETT</persName> </hi>. I am a fruit salesman, of 4, Rosetta Place, Bishops-gate—I was married to the prisoner in September, 1893—I ceased to five with her on April 11th last year—I went to America to find work, because business was bad here—we parted the best of friends—I left her £178 in the Moorfields Bank in Middlesex Street—she has now £78 there—it is my money that I worked for—she kept it from me—I asked her, and she said she had not got a penny of my money—I went once to the bank, but the money had gone, eighteen months before—I gave her the money—it was in her name—I came home at 8.30 on Sunday morning, August 2nd, and found her in bed with another man—I knocked at the door of the house she was living at—it was opened by a little girl who was living in the house—I walked up to the room—I did not want to cause further trouble, so I walked out—I said nothing—on September 2nd, about 11 p.m., I was walking down Whitehorse Lane with my friend
<hi rend="italic">Ben Susan</hi>, who on September 26th gave evidence at the Thames Police Court, and has since disappeared—I think the other side got him out of the way—Mrs. Emmanuel and another woman were with her—my wife called me a dirty
<hi rend="italic">ponce</hi>—that means living on a woman's prostitution—she said, "Get out of it, dirty
<hi rend="italic">ponce</hi>," and when I was walking away she kept repeating the same words—I said nothing—she passed me again repeating the same words, and I stopped—she asked if I had a home to take her to—I said, "Not for a common thing like you"—she deliberately took a hat pin out of her hat and stabbed me with it—I had only slapped her face, that is all—one of her friends said, "Stick the
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<p>into him"—that was after she had stuck it in once—I walked about 100 yards, and fell—I fainted on Stepney Green—I found I was bleeding—
<hi rend="italic">Ben Susan</hi> gave me some brandy—I was taken to the police station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner gave me the money to go to America—I did a little work there—I had not then intended to separate; I asked her to come out—I earned 20 dollars a week—she did not come—I returned—I did not assault her till she asked me to provide a home, when I struck her and said, "No, not for a thing like you"—I did not mean to provide for her then—I was in work at Spitalfields Market—I did not intend to have anything more to do with her—other people were there whose names I do not know—Mrs. Saeltiel was not there—she gave evidence at the police court—she stood at her bedroom window—the prisoner's hat did not come off—I did not say, "You whore." and give her another blow—she did not take hold of me by my shoulder—we did not struggle—she did not fall—the people did not call out "Shame"—I did not have hold of her throat—she did not say, "
<hi rend="italic">Loo</hi>, let me go home, I am your wife"—she was excitable—she did not tell the constable to take me into custody—while holding her, and before the constable came up, I did not say, "Let me go, I will not beat you any more"—when the constables came, she did not say, "I will charge him with beating me"—the doctors wanted to extract the instrument—I refused—I did not feel its effects then; now I do, and am prepared to go back to the hospital at any time—I have never been fined for disorderly conduct; I said at the police court that I was fined 20s. for causing a disturbance and using obscene language—that is true.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He struck her a second blow which knocked her hat off—there was no pin in the hat—people came round—the prisoner's
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