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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>Law Booksellers and Publishers.</p>
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<p>On the King's Commission of</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Held on Monday, November 16th, 1903, and following days.</p>
<p>Before the Right Hon.
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<interp inst="t19031116-name-1" type="given" value="JAMES THOMPSON"/>SIR JAMES THOMPSON RITCHIE</persName> </hi>, Knight,
<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; the Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t19031116-name-2" type="given" value="CHARLES JOHN"/>CHARLES JOHN DARLING</persName> </hi>, Knight, and the Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t19031116-name-3" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH WALTON</persName> </hi>, Justices of His Majesty's High Court; Sir
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<interp inst="t19031116-name-4" type="given" value="MARCUS"/>MARCUS SAMUEL</persName> </hi>, Knight, Sir
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<interp inst="t19031116-name-5" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH SAVORY</persName> </hi>, Bart., and Sir
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<interp inst="t19031116-name-6" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE F. FAUDEL-PHILLIPS</persName> </hi>, Bart., G.C.I.E., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t19031116-name-7" type="given" value="FORREST"/>FORREST FULTON</persName> </hi>, Knight. K.C., Recorder of the said City;
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<interp inst="t19031116-name-8" type="given" value="WALTER VAUGHAN"/>WALTER VAUGHAN MORGAN</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t19031116-name-9" type="given" value="FREDERICK PRAT"/>FREDERICK PRAT ALLISTON</persName> </hi>, Esq., and
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<interp inst="t19031116-name-10" type="given" value="HOWARD CARLILE"/>HOWARD CARLILE MORRIS</persName> </hi>, Esq., other of the Aldermen of the said City;
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<interp inst="t19031116-name-11" type="given" value="FREDERICK ALBERT"/>FREDERICK ALBERT BOSANQUET</persName> </hi>, Esq., K.C., Common Serjeant of the said City;
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<interp inst="t19031116-name-12" type="given" value="LUMLEY"/>LUMLEY SMITH</persName> </hi>, Esq., K.C., Judge of the City of London Court, and
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<interp inst="t19031116-name-13" type="given" value="JAMES ALEXANDER"/>JAMES ALEXANDER RENTOUL</persName> </hi>, Esq., K.C., M.P., LL.D., Deputy Judge of the City of London Court; His Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031116-name-14" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN KNILL</persName> </hi>, Bart., Alderman</p>
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<interp inst="t19031116-name-15" type="given" value="ALFRED JAMES"/>ALFRED JAMES REYNOLDS</persName> </hi>, Esq., J.P.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19031116-name-16" type="given" value="JOSEPH DAVID"/>JOSEPH DAVID LANGTON</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031116-name-17" type="given" value="ANDREW WILLIAM"/>ANDREW WILLIAM TIMBRELL</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Under Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">RITCHIE, MAYOR. FIRST 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, November</hi> 16
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1903.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">BLADES</hi> at Clerkenwell on December, 18th, 1900, as Thomas Thomas.
<hi rend="italic">Seven other convictions were proved against Andrews, two against Wilson, and one against Blades.</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, November</hi> 16
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1903.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Five minutes could not have elapsed, because I noticed the coin at once, and running out of the shop saw a policeman coming up the street and spoke to him, or else I was going for the prisoner.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">B.</hi>) About 2.30 on October 24th I saw the last witness run out of a shop in Gillingham Street, three or four yards off—he showed me this sixpence and pointed to the prisoner, whom I had just</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant N.</hi>) I was present on October 20th when Wolff identified the prisoner at Westminster Police Court—I showed him this coin and told him he would be charged with uttering it—he said, know nothing at all about it."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> You said you got it from a barman—you mentioned the Walford.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">N.</hi>) I met the prisoner in Arthur Street, running towards me—he threw something away—I heard a metallic sound of something dropping on the ground, opposite the Arthur Road, where there are little gardens—he started to run; at the same time Guscott came round the corner and said, "Stop him"—I ran after him about fifty yards and brought him back to Guscott—I asked what was the matter; Guscott replied, "This man has given me a gilded sixpence for change for a half sovereign"—the prisoner produced a genuine half sovereign from his pocket and said, "This is the one I tendered to you"—the prosecutor replied, "No, that is not the one"—I told him I was a police constable, and the prosecutor said, "I will give him into custody"—the prisoner said, "I don't want to get into a bother over this, what will you take to square it?"—I took him to the police station—I went hack and searched the gardens with Sergeant Thornhill, and found this sixpence in No. 1, Arthur Road—I found on the prisoner a half sovereign, 5s. 6d. in silver, and 1s. 6d. in bronze good money—when charged he made no reply—he gave his address as the Rowton lodging houses, Kennington Lane, Lambeth.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031116-name-52" type="given" value="ALFRED LEONARD"/>ALFRED LEONARD THORNHILL</persName> </hi>. I went with Honour and searched the gardens at I, Arthur Road—I found this coin and gave it to Honour.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031116-name-53" type="given" value="ERNEST"/>ERNEST DOVE</persName> </hi>. I am manager of the Walford public house, Stoke Newington—the staff consists of barmaids; there are no men—I never recollect seeing the prisoner—I never betted with him—I did not give him this coin.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031116-name-54" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of coin to H.M. Mint—this coin is a Jubilee sixpence—it closely resembles a half sovereign.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Jury on account of his youth</hi> </rs> </p>
<hi rend="italic">He had been convicted of burglary and bound over.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FOAKES</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<lb/>thing in his hand on the loft of my face, just behind the eye—I felt I was bleeding—several women in the yard called, "Police!"—the men all ran away—I had seen the prisoner about 9 p.m. on that night in Salisbury Square, when he had a few words with another cabman—he knocked a paper out of a man's hand and tapped him on the hat—he struck me on the nose then—a policeman took me to the hospital at one o'clock.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known the prisoner for some time—I believed he was an inoffensive man—I did not strike anybody till I was struck in Salisbury Square—the prisoner is a porter outside the Salisbury Hotel—I had not assaulted him that night—after he struck 'me I attempted to defend myself: I struck him—I cannot say that I gave him a black eye or made his face bleed, because he ran away—I now know Horncastle, White, Gibson, and Stapleton—there is a barmaid at the Barley Mow—I could not hit hard enough to black the prisoner's eye—I am not aware that I am called, "Big Boot Monte"—I was in the doorway of the White Swan when the policeman, at the landlord Gibson's request, turned us out—I did not go to Drury Lane and bring people from there—I was perfectly sober that night—it is untrue that the prisoner left the yard at twelve o'clock—he did not say he had come about an overcoat of Bill Ridley's, as he lived eight or nine miles away—I did not ask a man called
<hi rend="italic">Tiddles</hi> to ask the prisoner to let it all blow over—it is untrue that he came back with the answer, "Yes, if you can give a reason for knocking me about"—I hit a man with a cup at a coffee stall nine months ago, I think—he was going to assault me, so I poked it at him in self defence—Horncastle did not try to prevent me from fighting—I did not throw anything at Horncastle—I have never seen the prisoner with a knife.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I did not fetch Stapleton, a cabman, from Drury Lane; he was in Salisbury Square—no knife was used in Salisbury Square, that I know of—that dispute was ended between 10 and 10.30—the other dispute at Ormond Yard was between 1 and 1.30 a.m.—I did not see the prisoner between those times—I did nothing to provoke a dispute at Ormond Yard—I had earned us. 6d. between the disputes—I was taking my cab home for the night.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031116-name-58" type="given" value="CLARENCE GRANVILLE"/>CLARENCE GRANVILLE HAY</persName> </hi>. I was house surgeon at the Homeopathic Hospital on October 27th—the prosecutor was brought in between 1 and 2 a.m.—I was called at 1.55—I found him bleeding from several wounds on the left side of his face and neck—the deepest and longest was behind the angle of the jaw on the left side—he was also bleeding from three punctured wounds under his left eyebrow, and five superficial scratches over his left eyebrow and down the cheek—there were ten wounds alto
<lb/>gether—that behind the angle of the jaw was about three-sixteenths of an inch deep—it was in a dangerous position—if it had been a very little deeper it would have entered the external jugular vein—it might have been fatal—the scar is there now—he was bleeding profusely—the wounds</p>
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<p>must have been caused by a sharp instrument, especially the longer wound—they had been inflicted fifteen or twenty minutes at the longest—the wounds were dressed, and he was told to come on Thursday at eleven o'clock, but he did not turn up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The wounds proved not to be serious—a broken bottle could not easily have caused them—the tissues on the side of his neck were naturally drawn tense by his turning his head, in which case a blunted instrument would make a deeper wound than when they were lax—he had taken alcohol, but was not drunk.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Broken glass might have caused the injuries if used repeatedly.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031116-name-59" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK HORREX</persName> </hi>. I live at 9, Ormond Yard—I am employed by Mr. Rogers, the prosecutor's employer, to work in the yard—I walked out of the stable as the prosecutor pulled up with his cab soon after 1 a.m. on October 27th—he was sitting on the dickey—five or six men came behind the cab from the other end of the yard and asked the prosecutor to get down—they used bad language—I had something in my hand and walked into the office—there is a public house in the yard—I heard the horse backing, and ran outside—I saw the prisoner come from behind the cab and strike at the prosecutor with his right hand on the near side—I identified the prisoner from twelve or fourteen men at Bow Street—I did not swear he was the man; I said he resembled him very much—I now think he is very much like him—I saw him striking at the prose
<lb/>cutor—I cannot say whether he had anything in his hand—Lamont was bleeding when the surgeon came—Lamont had not time to speak—some ladies called, "Police!"—the men walked away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There was a lamp right against the cab—I was first spoken to about it about an hour afterwards, when the surgeon came—no one described the man to me—I went before the Magistrate on the 28th—I gave evidence before I identified the prisoner, and again about a fortnight afterwards.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The warrant was applied for on the 28th.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman E.</hi>) About 7.30 p.m. on November 7th I saw the prisoner in Salisbury Court—I said, "Is your name Coates or Cootes?"—he said, "No"—I said, "You answer to the description of a man wanted for stabbing a cabman named Lamont on the 27th of last month at Ormond Yard, and I am going to take you into custody"—he said, "You have made a mistake"—on the way to the station he said, "My name is Cootes, not Coates; on that night a cabman named
<hi rend="italic">Monte</hi> and several others set about me and gave me a good hiding, and I went to Ormond Yard to get the cabman's name and address to summons him for assault"—I read the warrant to him, and took him to Gray's Inn Road Police Station—on the way he said, "What took place took place at Salisbury Court"—when charged he made no reply—I went to Ormond Yard on October 28th between 11 and 12 a.m.—I saw blood stains on the stones outside the stable.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence on oath, repeated what he said to the police
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<hi rend="italic">and added that he was so knocked about, and his clothes so torn that he went to Ormond Yard about</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">p.m. to borrow an overcoat to go home in, but had left before the assault there.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19031116-name-61" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR HORNCASTLE</persName> </hi>. I am a newspaper collector of 218, Waterloo Square, Camberwell—I collect newspapers for firms I work for—I was at the Barley Mow public house, in Salisbury Court, between 8.30 and 9 p.m. on October 26th—the prisoner came in—his face was puffed up and his eyes getting black as if he had been knocked about on his face—he said he had been fighting with three cabmen—I went out with him to see fair play—a Mr. White went with me—outside there was scuffling between the prisoner and some cabmen—I tried to prevent them fighting—my share in the proceedings was a smack on my nose—a policeman came and quiet followed—afterwards I went to the White Swan public house with the prisoner and the cabman White—the prosecutor followed us into the saloon bar with Stapleton, and others and
<hi rend="italic">set about</hi> me—I was kicked and an umbrella was broken across my head after I was knocked down—the landlord had the lot turned out—I went home.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not hear that the prisoner had been to Ormond Yard till the next morning—we had no dispute with the prosecutor—I tried to get the prisoner away—I did not see the prosecutor being struck—the prisoner said he was going home.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031116-name-62" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR WHITE</persName> </hi>. I am a packing case dealer's assistant of 17, Arnold Road, Tottenham—I was with White on October 26th in Salisbury Court about 8.30, when the prisoner was
<hi rend="italic">set about</hi> by cabmen—Horncastle and I went out of the public house and saw the scuffle and tried to get the prisoner away—the police came and stopped it—the prisoner told me he was going home—we went back into the public house—the prosecutor followed us with a
<hi rend="italic">mob</hi> of ten or twelve men and
<hi rend="italic">set about</hi> us—a bottle and an umbrella were broken—the prisoner was not there then—the landlord turned them out.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Horncastle was kicked when he was on the ground—I saw the prisoner three or four days afterwards.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031116-name-63" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS GIBSON</persName> </hi>. I am the proprietor of the White Swan public house, Salisbury Court—I knew Horncastle as "Jerry," and Lamont by sight—on October 26th, between 10.30 and 11 p.m., the cabman Lamont came in followed by seven or eight others—I wanted to know what was the matter—a man was called out—I said, "Kindly retire, I will see the man comes out"—they knocked Horncastle on the floor, and Lamont kicked him while he was on the floor—an umbrella and bottle were broken—I saw nothing thrown—I sent for a policeman, and with other customers we got the men out.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031116-name-64" type="given" value="FLORENCE"/>FLORENCE PALMER</persName> </hi>. I am barmaid at the White Swan—on the evening of October 26th half a dozen fellows came into the passage—a young fellow behind one in a fawn coat, with a club foot, said, "You young fellow of the name of
<hi rend="italic">Jerry</hi>, come out"—(
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner was lame</hi>)—the one in the fawn coat
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<p>the young man was ready to kick him when the police came in and stopped him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was asked to give evidence last week when a gentle
<lb/>man asked me to go to Bow Street.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday. November</hi> 17
<hi rend="italic">th.</hi> 1903.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>:
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ELLIOT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19031116-name-70" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH HUSBANDS</persName> </hi>. I carry on business as J. Husbands and Company, wholesale umbrella and blouse manufacturers, at 7, Little Britain—Joseph Wheeler was employed by us for some years—his duties took him into the basement—on September 8th I found in the warehouse some sticks from which the handles had been broken, in consequence of which I instructed two servants to keep watch in the basement; one of them, Cox, has had an accident; the other, Mordan, is here—my servant, Wheeler, was given into custody that night—on September 10th, at the police station, he made a statement to me in the presence of the police, in consequence of which I went to 12, Bethnal Green Road, which is a railway arch, used by Rickards as a shop and store—there is nothing displayed, just a name painted in front—I saw Rickards' son—on Sep
<lb/>tember 11th I went again in the morning with Detective Hallam and again in the afternoon, when I saw the prisoner—Hallam was there before me—I told the prisoner that I wanted to look at the goods of his stock of umbrella handles—he showed me some—I said those did not interest me, I did not see what I was looking for, and that I wanted to see anything that he had bought recently—he said he had not bought anything just lately—I said he had, and that I should like to see the stuff he had bought up to yesterday—he said he was quite sure he had not bought anything up to that time, that he had plenty of stuff, and had not wanted anything, I think he said for several weeks—I told him I knew he had bought from the man Wheeler—he said he did not know him and had not soon him—I then asked to see more of his goods, or I should have him arrested, because I knew he had bought stuff that was stolen from me—his son produced some boxes of umbrella handles, in</p>
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<p>which I found thirty of my stock that I got from Hall and Portbury, who made the silver for the handles—I bought the whole of their stock—I had not sold them—I only sell the completed umbrella or sunshade—I had missed the stock by the figures in the book, and I have missed about 700 more since this case—I take stock in June each year—seven of these have been specially made for me, I have no doubt they are my handles—I told the prisoner I could swear to them as having been stolen from my stock by Wheeler, and unless he could account for them I should give him into custody there and then—he said he had not got them from Wheeler—I asked him where he got them—he said he could not tell—I said, "Show me the receipt where you bought these, if you bought these goods and paid for them"—he said, "I do not get a receipt, if you refer to the bulk I bought them from J. and R. Morley"—they are a wholesale house—I have not sold any handles to J. and R. Morley—these are 1s. each wholesale—he produced Morley's receipt for sample handles which he paid for at the time he bought them—referring to some I said, "These never came from Morley's, these have been stolen from my stock, and unless you tell me from whom you bought them I shall give you into custody; have you any books?"—he said he did not keep any—I gave him into custody—he was taken to Snow Hill Police Station—some of these handles have been broken off the sticks and some have been sawn off—I have never sold them to the trade in this state—whilst waiting for the charge to be taken at the station in the presence of Detective Loakes, the prisoner said, "Do not be too hard on me, Mr. Husbands, I
<hi rend="italic">ain't</hi> had all your stuff, there's half a dozen others in it"—then I said, "Who are they, give me their names?"—he said, "Why should I tell you; it won't do me any good"—he was charged immediately after that—I was subsequently present at Guildhall when my servant Wheeler pleaded guilty to selling my handles, and was sentenced to two months' imprisonment.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When Wheeler pleaded guilty these goods were produced—I believe they were shown to him—I do a nice business—I handle nearly every article—we try to avoid similar patterns of handles—I usually engage the pattern when it is shown to us by the trade—we make umbrellas—these patterns were bought absolutely for ourselves—we cleared the whole lot—we buy the sticks and handles—I do not sell to Hall and Portbury—they have dissolved partnership—they sold us 200 dozens—I accept the statement of the seller that the samples are put in with the goods—I examine all the goods—I leave the warehouseman to count them—probably three in a parcel may be thrown out to be returned for the pattern to be altered or some other reason—the partners are at the warehouse fifteen hours a day—not the employees—I know and A. Grant, of Aldermanbury Avenue; De Saxe and Company, of Odell Street; and Barnett Phillips, of London Wall, who deal in goods of much the same class—I imagine they deal of Hall and Portbury, but I do not know that they were supplied with exactly the same class of goods—the goods are made in London—those firms supply wholesale firms like J. and R. Morley, Copestake's, and so on—some of these silver goods are</p>
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<p>Hall and Portbury's—they are sterling silver and have the hall mark—the goods I identify as mine are absolutely different in pattern to those of any other firm—at the shop the prisoner cried and said, "Do not lock me up, do not ruin me"—at the station he said, "Do not be hard on me, Mr. Husbands, I have a wife and four children, I have not had all the stuff, there are others that have had it," not "I have not had the stuff," nor "There are half a dozen others in it"—I was engaged some hours in this investigation—I made a note on a paper I have in my pocket (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—I made it in my office as soon as I returned from the police station—it might have been three quarters or half an hour afterwards.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> This is my note: "Do not be hard on me, Mr. Husbands, I have a wife and four children; I
<hi rend="italic">ain't</hi> had all the stuff; there's half a dozen others in it"; then my own remark, "Who are they, tell me their names?" and his reply, "Why should I tell you? it won't do me no good"—I wrote it in pencil on a scrap of paper in the office—the dissolution of Hall and Portbury's partnership was within the last few weeks—the business is now carried on by Mr. Portbury as Hall and Portbury—I asked to see him or a traveller—these seven handles come from Vienna—the bulk is made specially for me.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective, City.</hi>) On the morning of September 10th Joseph Wheeler was detained at the Snow Hill Police Station—at his request I sent for his employer. Mr. Husbands, to whom he made a state
<lb/>ment in my presence, in consequence of which I went to Rickards' shop in Bethnal Green Road—I saw his son—on leaving the shop I watched the premises from 50 to 100 yards off—I saw Rickards' men at the door and watched from another position—on September 11th I went to the shop in the afternoon—I said to Rickards, "I am a police officer; I should like to ask you a few questions; there is a man named Joseph Wheeler in the employ of Joseph Husbands, of 7, Little Britain, who has been charged with stealing a quantity of umbrella handles, and he says he has been stealing them, and that he brought the whole of the property to you, that you paid him 2d. each for them, that you knew that the whole of the property was stolen, and that last Wednesday he brought some to you, and you received them"—he said, "I do not know a man named" Joseph Wheeler; the only Wheeler I know is a man who works at the stores; he never brought me anything last Wednesday"—I said, "I should like to look through your premises"—he said, "Very well"—I went over the premises with him—I waited till Mr. Husbands arrived, and together we wont behind the counter—Rickards produced three boxes containing umbrella handles—Mr. Husbands selected thirty from the three boxes and said to him, "From where did you receive these umbrella handles?"—he said, "From J. and R. Morley's"—Husbands said, "I know that these umbrella handles came from my promises, and that they are stolen"—Rickards said, "No. they do not; if they do not come from J. and R. Morley's I do not know where they come from"—Husbands asked for a receipt, and ho produced this one for seventy-two dozen job sticks and 120 whole feathers and other job items, to the value of £40 1s., and dated July 9th, 1903, from J. and R. Morley—I did not hear the further conversa
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<p>I was searching the premises—at that time a detective brought into the shop this brown bag—I said to Richards, "Yesterday afternoon, when I left your premises I saw one of your work girls with your son come out of your door with this brown bag"—I showed him the contents, a quantity of umbrella handles and covers belonging to Messrs. Howell's, and asked him to account for them—he said, "I refuse to give any information"—I told him he would be charged with receiving the thirty umbrella handles—he said, "They are not stolen"—I conveyed him to Snow Hill Police Station—he made no further reply to the charge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He immediately offered to go over the premises with me—I was there an hour to an hour and a half—there were more receipts for the same class of goods.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031116-name-72" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES PORTBURY</persName> </hi>. I now carry on the business of Hall and Portbury, formerly carried on with Mr. Hall at 20, Australian Avenue, City—the partnership is now dissolved—we make silver mounts for sticks—I sold twenty of these handles to Mr. Husbands about fourteen months ago—this is the invoice, dated August, 1901—he bought all the stock we had mounted—up to eleven weeks ago, when we dissolved partnership, we had not made any similar patterns for anybody else—we kept no samples back, even the odd sticks and handles were sold—I have no doubt these are some of the goods—it was what we call a job line.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> These were all made within a few weeks—we used to make job lines up for sale of different patterns—these handles are not a job line—we sold all the lot to Husbands—we did not take out the samples—I bought and sold for the partnership, and my late partner may be under a misapprehension in saying that we did—we work up handles in the slack season—Husbands would have bought more if we had had them.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031116-name-73" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH WHEELER</persName> </hi>. I am a convict in His Majesty's Prison at Penton
<lb/>ville—on September 22nd I pleaded guilty at Guildhall to stealing seventeen umbrella handles from my master, Mr. Husbands—I am now under
<lb/>going the sentence of two months' imprisonment—after receiving sentence I was called as a witness against Rickards—up to September 9th I had been in Husbands' employ for some years—my duties took me into the basement, where I got the umbrella handles I am charged with stealing—I got them in the dinner hour, between 1 and 2 or between 12 and 1—I was arrested on September 9th in the evening—I sold them in the afternoon and evening—those that I took between 12 and 1 I sold to Rickards at his place of business, Bethnal Green Road—on September 9th I took him a dozen and a half—I saw Rickards—I have known him about six years—I first took Husbands' goods to the prisoner about three or four months ago—passing one evening, I went in and asked him if he bought umbrella handles; he said, "Yes "; I asked him how much he would give me; he said 2d. each, and we made a bargain—I went to his premises five or six times a week perhaps—he always gave me 2d. each for them—he asked me no questions—I do not think he knew my name—I knew him as being in the same line as I was—I did not know his name—I had spoken to him at con
<lb/>certs and that sort of thing—my wages were 25s. a week—I was porter and packer—he asked me later on what my name was—I told him "Wheeler"—</p>
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<p>he asked where I was employed—I told him I worked for Mr. Husbands, an umbrella maker—after being locked up on the night of September 9th the next morning I asked to see Mr. Husbands, who was sent for—I made a statement to him—these are some of my governor's umbrella handles that I took—I saw them at the Guildhall—I took some similar stuff to these and some different.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It is not the fact that the prisoner has not seen me, and does not know me.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Detective.</hi>) I was present at the police station on September 11th, when the prisoner was charged with stealing thirty umbrella handles—previous to being charged he said to Mr. Husbands, "Don't be hard on me, Mr. Husbands; I have a wife and four children; I
<hi rend="italic">ain't</hi> had all the stuff; there's half a dozen others in it besides me"—Husbands said, "Who are they?"—he replied, "Why should I tell you? it won't do me any good"—I made a note of that statement about a quarter of an hour afterwards; as soon as the prisoner was charged and put back in the cells I put it down in my book—on September 11th I kept observation on 12, Bethnal Green Road—I saw Sergeant Hallam and Mr. Husbands go there—after they had left the shop and were going towards High Street, Shoreditch, I saw a man come out of the prisoner's premises—he crossed the road and looked down the street in the direction Husbands and Hallam had gone, then crossed to where I was, and appeared to be watching them—they stopped at the bottom of the Bethnal Green Road—they were in sight then—they moved round the corner out of sight, when the man re-crossed the road and went into No. 12—shortly afterwards the girl, Flora Hills, came out, carrying a brown bag—she got on a
<hi rend="italic">'bus</hi> with it, putting it on the stage, as it seemed heavy—I saw her subsequently—in consequence of information she gave me I went to 163, Wilmot Street, Bethnal Green, where Miss Whalen gave me the bag—it contained a quantity of umbrella handles, and parts, and some sunshade covers—some of the articles have since been identified as having been stolen from Henry Howell and Co., of Old Street, and from Mr. Reddrop.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner did not say, "I have not had the stuff, others have had it"—he did not send the girl Hills to fetch the bag.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Some of the articles in the bag have not been identified—there are two slides to the bag and a lock slide as well.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031116-name-75" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES RICKARDS</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's son—I live with him and assist him in his business—he gave me this bag—it was full—he said I was to send it to Miss Whalen—she is employed by him at her own house—it was on a Wednesday or Thursday—in consequence of my father's instructions I sent Flora Hills with the bag.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031116-name-76" type="given" value="FLORA"/>FLORA HILLS</persName> </hi>. I live at 61, Burdett Road, St. Paul's Road, Tottenham—I was employed by Rickards in his shop—I took this bag to Miss Whalen by young Mr. Rickards' instructions.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031116-name-77" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH WHALEN</persName> </hi>. I live at 163, Wilmot Street, Bethnal Green—I work at my home for Mr. Rickards—I remember Hills bringing this bag on September 10th—I did not know what was in it—it was taken away the next day by Sergeant Loakes.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031116-name-78" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN HEARD</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Messrs. Howell and Co., cane and stick manufacturers, Old Street, City—the thirty-nine umbrella handles and forty-six parts of handles in this bag are our property—they have been stolen from our warehouse—the prisoner Hustwayte (
<hi rend="italic">See page</hi> 10) has pleaded guilty to stealing them—he was a porter in our employ—they were safe, and I had seen most of them within a month.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Some of these goods are made expressly for us.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031116-name-79" type="given" value="WILLIAM HORACE"/>WILLIAM HORACE REDDROP</persName> </hi>. I live at 19, Holmwood Road, Bromley, Kent—I am an umbrella manufacturer, of 22, Bartholomew Close—this umbrella handle found in this brown bag is my property—I know it by the mark "W. H. R." and the hall mark—it is not complete—it has never been sold by me—we do not sell articles in this condition—we have missed many handles lately.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence on oath, said that his statement to Mr. Husbands was that he had not had the goods, but someone must have had them that he did not know; that he had never bought of Wheeler or even seen him, nor knowingly received any stolen goods; and he produced receipts for goods which he had bought from Morley's and others, and said that the goods in the bag he bought from Barnby, a traveller, and did not suspect anything wrong then, but subsequently sent the bag away to save bother.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19031116-name-80" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HALL</persName> </hi>. I am a stick mounter, of 31, Northampton Square, Clerkenwell—I was formerly in partnership with Mr. Portbury, trading as Hall and Portbury—we dissolved the partnership about four months ago by mutual consent—before that I sold to Mr. Husbands 200 dozen sticks of all kinds, horns, cats on sticks, and so on—it was not a clearance, because we never sell the samples—there might have been a few old samples sold, but not those we were working on—we did not agree with Husbands not to sell similar goods—we have since sold many similar goods, some to J. and R. Morley—the goods are supplied by what we call factors—I have sold to G. and A. Grant, of Aldermanbury, on many occasions, also 150 dozen to De Saxe, of Odell Street, and some to Barnett and Phillips—they are similar goods—they are delivered in parcels of about 24 dozen at a time—I have been in the trade twelve years in London—the firms referred to, supply the wholesale trade—the 200 dozen sold to Husbands were made at quiet times, and were the result of collections of those made when trade was slack.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was in the counting-house when the transaction with Husbands was arranged—Mr. Portbury did not arrange it alone with Husbands—we have sold to him at different periods, but never the samples we work on—we sold what we had and made other articles which are identical with these, so far as I remember.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have no doubt that we made similar articles subse
<lb/>quently to the sale to Husbands.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, November</hi> 17
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1903.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before J. A. Rentoul, Esq. K.C.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19031116-name-84" type="given" value="HENRY CLEMENT"/>HENRY CLEMENT ELEY</persName> </hi>. I live at 68, Faulkland Road, Hornsey, and am manager to J. A. Lawton and Co., carnage manufacturers, of 24, Orchard Street, London—in April, 1900, we had a transaction with a Mr. J. A. Scott—the prisoner is the man—he gave an address of 120, Stamford Hill—he described himself as a horse dealer—our firm let him have on a hire purchase agreement, dated April 14th, a tub cart—the instalments for that were paid—on May 1st we let him have a
<hi rend="italic">buggy</hi> on a hire purchase agreement, payable at £3 monthly, price £52 10s—£10 was deposited in the first instance—he paid £11 of the £52 10s., having got into arrear—on December 1st we entered into another hiring agree
<lb/>ment with him, and treated the £11 as a deposit on that agreement, which was practically a renewal of the old agreement, the instalments being similar—it was provided in it that if there should be any breach of any stipulation it should be lawful for us to enter any dwelling-house or premises and take possession of our property—the prisoner paid nothing in respect of this agreement—we tried to find him at the address given when the agreement was signed, but failed—I heard nothing of him until the bankruptcy proceedings against him in 1902.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi> by
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. NOLAN</hi>. I saw the prisoner's stepfather, Powles, about twelve months after the first agreement was entered into—the prisoner did not tell me that he and his stepfather were in the same line of business of horse dealers—I had no conversation with Powles—I next saw Powles last Wednesday week—I do not know that he has been financing the prisoner for the last eight years—I do not know that Powles was in the habit of giving the prisoner money to buy horses and vehicles for Powles—I say that the
<hi rend="italic">buggy</hi> was hired from us—I was not aware that all the time the prisoner was dealing with Powles' money.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have only seen Powles twice—he came to us with Scott when Scott paid an instalment, and Scott, who is the prisoner, then introduced me to his father—nothing has been paid for the
<hi rend="italic">buggy</hi> except the £11, and there is £41 10s. still due.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. NOLAN</hi>. We have received about £90 altogether from the prisoner.</p>
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<persName id="t19031116-name-85" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19031116-name-85" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19031116-name-85" type="surname" value="WARREN"/>
<interp inst="t19031116-name-85" type="given" value="ROBERT SHARP"/>ROBERT SHARP WARREN</persName> </hi>. I live at 31, Rosendale Road, Dulwich—</p>
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<p>in May, 1902, I acted for my uncle, Mr. William Henderson, in letting Holmesdale Stables to Mr. "A. J. Smith," who is the prisoner—I produce the agreement signed by Smith and myself—the tenancy began on June 2nd—I saw several carriages in the coachhouse and horses in the stalls from time to time—the prisoner continued in occupation till about December 29th—I noticed then that there was no light in the stable, and no sign of anyone being there—I went in and found it empty, and some of the racks belonging to Mr. Henderson missing—the first quarter's rent of the stable was paid; the last quarter was not—we had no notice that the prisoner was giving up possession—from that time until the bank
<lb/>ruptcy we did not know of his whereabouts.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not know anyone named Powles—the prisoner did not say to me that he was carrying on business with his step-father—the rent was paid by cheque in his own name, Godwin.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I did not know that the cheque was his own cheque at that time.</p>
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<persName id="t19031116-name-86" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19031116-name-86" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19031116-name-86" type="surname" value="JOSLIN"/>
<interp inst="t19031116-name-86" type="given" value="ARNOLD"/>ARNOLD JOSLIN</persName> </hi>. I am a coach builder, of 67, West Street, Upper Norwood, in business with my father, who is the owner of Riddlesdale Mews, Upper Norwood—in 1902 I let some stables to the prisoner in the name of Albert Godwin at £50 a year, rates and taxes inclusive—I called on him several times, and saw in the stables some vehicles—one of them I should describe as a Scotch char-a-banc, another was a gig, another a phaeton, and another a trolley—the gig might be described as a
<hi rend="italic">buggy</hi>, and the char-a-banc as a brake—the prisoner told me it was necessary for his business that he should have such vehicles, as it helped him in the sale of horses, and he gave me to understand that they were his own property—he was in possession from July to Christmas, 1902—we received the rent to the Michaelmas quarter—we had no notice to quit—when I went for the rent after Christmas I found the premises empty—there was no property there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I think I saw the prisoner once or twice a week, on an average—I never saw him with a man whom he called his step-father—I do not know a man named Powles—I saw the prisoner with a man named Murphy, who has stables in the neighbourhood—I know Murphy personally—Murphy did not tell me that the vehicles I have spoken of were his property, nor do I know that he took possession of them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Murphy is a merchant in iron and steel goods at Bristol—he was introduced to me by Godwin.</p>
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<persName id="t19031116-name-87" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19031116-name-87" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19031116-name-87" type="surname" value="BOURNER"/>
<interp inst="t19031116-name-87" type="given" value="ARTHUR CHARLES"/>ARTHUR CHARLES BOURNER</persName> </hi>. I am a chartered accountant—about last October I saw this advertisement in the
<hi rend="italic">Daily Telegraph</hi>: "Very handsome match pair of cobs, 15 hands, five and six years. The owner would lend them in good hands, or sell them reasonable. They are per
<lb/>fectly quiet in single or double harness. If sold, veterinary surgeon's certificate given.—Apply, Holmesdale Stables, Dulwich Wood Park, Gipsy Hill"—I went there and saw the cobs, and made this agreement with' the prisoner: "Received from Arthur C. Bourner the sum of £80, which, together with the horse 'Prince Charles,' is the agreed price for the two chestnut cobs, to pay him £90, and take, them back at any time</p>
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<p>within fourteen days"—the prisoner signed that agreement in my pre
<lb/>sence—I tried the cobs for fourteen days, and then agreed with him for a further fourteen days' trial—I was dissatisfied with them and returned them on. I think, October 30th—I sent my cashier down to demand re
<lb/>payment of my money, but could not get it—I then instructed my solicitor to issue a writ; I got judgment, but was unable to get anything under it except £1 3s. 4d. from the bank, under a garnishee order—my judgment was for £101 odd—the prisoner was made bankrupt, and I was appointed trustee—he has not handed any property to me, nor disclosed the fact that he has any property—the assets realised about £6—I reported the facts to the Bankruptcy Court, and a prosecution was ordered.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner gave me a certificate of soundness with the cobs—when I sent my cashier to him for the repayment of my money I think he saw the prisoner—I first of all wrote demanding payment, and as I did not receive an answer I sent my cashier—I know that Powles has said that the vehicles and horses which were discovered afterwards were his but I do not believe it—I know he has stated that he financed the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> On October 3rd, at the time of the purchase by me, I saw some vehicles in the prisoner's stable.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. NOLAN</hi>*. I was there about an hour and a half—that was the first time I saw the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19031116-name-88" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19031116-name-88" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19031116-name-88" type="surname" value="BRADLEY"/>
<interp inst="t19031116-name-88" type="given" value="WILLIAM JAMES"/>WILLIAM JAMES BRADLEY</persName> </hi>. I am one of the firm of Swan, Bradley and (Jo., solicitors, 6, East India Avenue, London—on instructions from Mr. Bourner, I issued on November 5th a writ against the prisoner for £90, to which an appearance was entered on November 13th—on November 28th I obtained judgment and issued execution—a return was made of "No goods"—I have not realised anything under that judgment—on December 11th I issued a bankruptcy notice, and on December 31st I filed a bankruptcy petition on Mr. Bourner's behalf.</p>
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<persName id="t19031116-name-89" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19031116-name-89" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19031116-name-89" type="surname" value="ANSTEE"/>
<interp inst="t19031116-name-89" type="given" value="EDWARD CHARLES"/>EDWARD CHARLES ANSTEE</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Royal Courts of Justice, Central Office—I produce the original writ for £90 and costs in the action of 'Bourner c. Godwin"—I also produce the appearance to the writ, signed by Clifford, Turner and Company, solicitors for the defendant; that is Albert Godwin—I also produce the original judgment in the action for £101 10s.</p>
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<persName id="t19031116-name-90" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19031116-name-90" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19031116-name-90" type="surname" value="SPANSWICK"/>
<interp inst="t19031116-name-90" type="given" value="ALBERT EDWARD"/>ALBERT EDWARD SPANSWICK</persName> </hi>. I live at 24a, Fieldhouse Road, Balham, and am cashier at the London and South-Western Bank, Upper Norwood—the prisoner opened an account there on July 11th, 1902—I produce a certified copy of it—the last entry is December 17th—on October 3rd a cheque was paid into that account for £80, drawn by Mr. Bourner on the National Provincial Bank, head office—on November 5th a cheque for £5 was drawn to Garnett, and on November 7th one for £250 to Godwin—on November 12th another cheque to Garnett was paid for £45—that left a credit of £1 3s. 4d., which was eventually paid out under a garnishee order—I produce an extract from the cashier's paying book, showing the numbers of the bank notes by which the cheque for £250 was paid—they were five £50 notes numbered 22278, 22279, 22280,</p>
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<p>45950, and 45951—they were paid over the counter—the cheque for £45 to Garnett on November 12th was paid in cash.</p>
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<persName id="t19031116-name-91" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19031116-name-91" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19031116-name-91" type="surname" value="THOMPSON"/>
<interp inst="t19031116-name-91" type="given" value="CHARLES ARTHUR"/>CHARLES ARTHUR THOMPSON</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Messrs. Thomas Barnard and Company, bankers, of Bedford—I recognise the prisoner—he opened an account there on December 16th, 1902, in the name of Albert Goodwin, of 11, Victoria Road, Bedford, by a credit of £295—I produce a certified copy of that account—these are the notes by which the payment was made; five £50 notes, numbered 45950, 45951, 22278 to 80, and nine £5 notes—on December 31st £285 was drawn out by this cheque (
<hi rend="italic">Exhibit</hi> 11)—on January 20th a cheque for £150 was paid, made payable to John Powles, and indorsed "John Powles"—on February 7th another cheque for £65 was drawn on that account, payable to and endorsed by "J. Powles"—I produce a copy of our paying cash book, showing the notes by which those cheques were paid—the £285 was paid by four £50 notes, numbered 70957, 99216-7-8, and three £10 notes, 66059, 29392, and 65715—the £65 cheque was paid partly by a £10 note, No. 06050—after these moneys had been withdrawn there was a balance of £4 10s., which was paid over to the Official Receiver.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have seen Powles, but he has not to my recollection paid money into the bank—it might happen without coming to my know
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I find on two of the notes an indorsement of "A. Goodwin, 11, Victoria Road"—I should say it is A. Goodwin's writing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. NOLAN</hi>. I cannot say whether Powles paid £100 into the prisoner's account at our bank.</p>
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<persName id="t19031116-name-92" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19031116-name-92" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19031116-name-92" type="surname" value="HARTOP"/>
<interp inst="t19031116-name-92" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK HARTOP</persName> </hi>. I am a carriage proprietor, of Rye Close, Kemp
<lb/>ston Road, Bedford—I have some stables called Rye Close Stables, which I let on December 15th to the prisoner at £30 a year—he took possession the following Monday, bringing a brake and four horses altogether—he had a number of horses and carts as well as harness there—I do not know the exact date he left, but about the middle of February he took a lot of things away—he gave me no notice to quit, and left owing about £7 5s. for rent, gas, and water.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He went away one morning about seven with his father-in-law—the latter came back, but I did not see the prisoner any more—when I asked for the rent which was due, Powles said, "You needn't trouble about that; what is going away is mine; there is plenty here to pay your rent."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19031116-name-93" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19031116-name-93" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19031116-name-93" type="surname" value="OWEN"/>
<interp inst="t19031116-name-93" type="given" value="JAMES GEORGE"/>JAMES GEORGE OWEN</persName> </hi>. I am a coachman employed at Kirkby Hall, Brixton—in January last I was living at 23, Derby Street, Bedford, and entered the prisoner's employment on January 19th at Rye Close Stables—I knew him as Mr. Goodwin—in the stables were four horses, a pony, a
<hi rend="italic">buggy</hi>, a brake, and eight rugs and harness—I saw the brake loaded up one morning when I went to work—I was discharged because he had no further employment for me—there were two horses there, that is all.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I knew Powles; he was often there—I did not know that he was in the same line of business as the prisoner—I was a little</p>
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<p>over three weeks in the prisoner's service—he gave me orders, and paid me the first two weeks, and Powles the second two weeks.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Mr. Goodwin engaged me.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19031116-name-94" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19031116-name-94" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19031116-name-94" type="surname" value="CRICK"/>
<interp inst="t19031116-name-94" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER CRICK</persName> </hi>. I live with my father at Northampton—we have some stables there, which we let early in February to J. Powles—I saw the prisoner in the neighbourhood of the stables once or twice—there were some horses in the stables and one vehicle, of which I only saw the end—it seemed like a coach—I found the tenants had left the stables near quarter day—we never got any money from them, and they left no address.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have found out since that the prisoner has been carrying on business with Powles for a number of years—I had no con
<lb/>version with the prisoner, our dealings were with Powles—Powles did not told me the horses and vehicle were his—I did not see anyone bring them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19031116-name-95" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19031116-name-95" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19031116-name-95" type="surname" value="BOYLE"/>
<interp inst="t19031116-name-95" type="given" value="GEORGE INGLIS"/>GEORGE INGLIS BOYLE</persName> </hi>. I am a messenger in the Bankruptcy Court—I produce the file of proceedings in Albert Godwin's bankruptcy—the Petition was filed on December 31st, 1902, by Arthur Charles Bourner, the act of bankruptcy being the allure to comply with the bankruptcy notice served on December 8th—an order for substituted service was issued on January 9th and that was published—the receiving order was made on January 23rd, 1903. and the prisoner was adjudicated bankrupt on February 7th, 1903—down to that date he had never appeared—on February 20th a warrant for his arrest was issued—I arrested him at Bedford—on March 11th Mr. Bourner was appointed trustee—on March 12th the debtor filed a statement of affairs, with net assets of £6 10s., cash at the bankers—the liabilities were £660 10s., the deficiency being £6546s.—among the creditors as Mr. Bourner for £100—the public examina
<lb/>tion began on March 16th and concluded on June 11th—there are upon the file the notes of the bankrupt's examination, presumably signed by him on each page. "Albert Godwin"—there was an order by the Court for prosecution on June 19th. [
<hi rend="italic">Extracts from the public examination were here read.</hi>]</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>, There was a judgment for £00 and costs, which made up Mr. Bourner's £100—with the exception of Mr. Powles for £400, he the largest creditor—I was not present at the examination.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19031116-name-96" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19031116-name-96" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19031116-name-96" type="surname" value="RATTLE"/>
<interp inst="t19031116-name-96" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY RATTLE</persName> </hi>. I am Examiner in the Department of the Official Receiver Bankruptcy—I conducted the prisoner's preliminary examina
<lb/>tion, at which he said, "I did not remove any horses, carriages, harness, or any goods from the stables when I loft Holmesdale, as there was nothing there, all sold previously "; also, "When I left Dulwich I took £250 out of the bank, which I have since paid to my father-in-law in part repayment of £400 I owed him."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I heard this morning for the first time that he had stated that he had not removed from Holmesdale, but that Powles had.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi> The preliminary examination was long before the public examination.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19031116-name-97" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19031116-name-97" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19031116-name-97" type="surname" value="PEARCE"/>
<interp inst="t19031116-name-97" type="given" value="ARTHUR STANLEY"/>ARTHUR STANLEY PEARCE</persName> </hi>. I live at 146, Broadhurst Gardens, West</p>
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<p>Hampstead, and am a clerk in the London and Provincial Bank, Edgware Road—I do not know the prisoner—I know a Mr. A. J. Smith, who was present when I gave evidence before the Magistrate—the witness White-house, now in Court, is the "A. J. Smith "I know—he was a customer of the bank—on February 25th he came there, bringing a £50 note numbered 99217, which I changed—I gave him £10 notes, amongst them one numbered 31476—a George Russell is also a customer—on February 26th he paid in four £10 notes, one of them being 06050—on May 4th he changed a £50 note, 99218.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19031116-name-98" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19031116-name-98" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19031116-name-98" type="surname" value="HILLS"/>
<interp inst="t19031116-name-98" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD HILLS</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Bank of England Note Depart
<lb/>ment—I produce some £10 paid notes numbered 60050, 29392, 06050, also £50 notes, 99217, 70957, 99218.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19031116-name-99" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19031116-name-99" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19031116-name-99" type="surname" value="CULLIP"/>
<interp inst="t19031116-name-99" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY CULLIP</persName> </hi>. I live at New Gladstone Street, Bedford, and am a clerk in the Bedford Post Office—I was in charge there on January 6th, when this bank note, No. 60059, was paid by Albert Godwin for postal orders—"A. Godwin "is on the back—this £10 note was also paid in by A. Godwin on January 12th—it is endorsed with his name.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19031116-name-100" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19031116-name-100" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19031116-name-100" type="surname" value="CLIFTON"/>
<interp inst="t19031116-name-100" type="given" value="CHARLES HERBERT"/>CHARLES HERBERT CLIFTON</persName> </hi>. I live at 37, St. Peter's Road, Bedford, and am a clerk to Stafford and Rogers, auctioneers, 83, High Street, Bedford—I recognise the prisoner—he bought two horses at a sale of stock held by us on January 24th, 1903, paying for them with a £10 note numbered K.293292 and coin.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not know whether he bought them for himself or anybody else—I did not notice anyone with him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19031116-name-101" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19031116-name-101" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19031116-name-101" type="surname" value="WHITEHOUSE"/>
<interp inst="t19031116-name-101" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY WHITEHOUSE</persName> </hi>. I am known as "A. J. Smith," and live at Stanton Street, Upper George Street, W.—I am manager to a lady who carries on the business of a job master's commission stables in the name of "A. J. Smith"—I knew the prisoner when he was at Holmesdale stables—I heard that he there went by the name of A. J. Smith, and asked him not to do business in that name—I have known him as Scott—I recommended him to Lawton's, as he wanted to buy a carriage—I know Mr. Pearce, who has been here—it is Mrs. Smith's account at the bank, not mine—I have her permission to sign cheques as A. J. Smith—I am known there also as Whitehouse—in February last I went to the Bank to change a £50 note, which I got from Powles, and received £10 notes in exchange—I know Mrs. Powles—I had no transactions with her after cashing the note, but I had £5 in gold from Powles—I gave Powles nothing in return for the £50 note.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known the prisoner all my life—I know that Powles has been carrying on a horse dealer's business practically all his life—I know that he has supplied the prisoner with money for his business, and I believe Powles employed him to buy horses for him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have been present when Godwin and Powles have bought horses.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19031116-name-102" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19031116-name-102" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19031116-name-102" type="surname" value="LAIDLAW"/>
<interp inst="t19031116-name-102" type="given" value="ALEXANDER GEORGE"/>ALEXANDER GEORGE LAIDLAW</persName> </hi>. I live at 5, Aspley Road, Bedford and am clerk to Harry Ball, an auctioneer, of Duke Street, Bedford—we ad a sale on March 10th, and under the Official Receiver's instructions, included certain furniture described as belonging to Albert Godwin—</p>
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<p>I know Mrs. Powles—she attended the sale and bought several articles of furniture, which, with one exception, I believed belonged to Godwin—she paid a £10 note, No. 31476, and cash.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> They were articles of household furniture.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19031116-name-103" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19031116-name-103" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19031116-name-103" type="surname" value="WHITFIELD"/>
<interp inst="t19031116-name-103" type="given" value="CHRISTOPHER"/>CHRISTOPHER WHITFIELD</persName> </hi>. I live at 13. Sovereign Road, Cambridge Street, Edgware Road, W., and am managing director to Whitfield's, Limited, cab proprietors and horse dealers—I have known the prisoner for fifteen or sixteen years as Goodwin—I became his bail in the Bank
<lb/>ruptcy Court about February 27th, 1903—I have a foreman named Revens—I gave him a £50 note to change at Gardiner's, the clothiers, in Edgware Road—he brought part of the change back, and said they would give him the rest next morning—I got a £50 note from Mr. Powles that morning, but cannot say that was the one.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am in a large way of business, and get a large number of notes, including £50 and £100 ones—I cannot say for certain that this was the particular note received from Powles—the prisoner bought three horses from me five years ago, which Powles paid for—I have seen the two together at fairs and auctions—I have seen Powles pay for horses bought—if I had done any business with the prisoner and Powles had been there, I should have looked to Powles for the money.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> This is my signature to the bail, dated February 27th, 1903.</p>
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<persName id="t19031116-name-104" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19031116-name-104" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19031116-name-104" type="surname" value="MASON"/>
<interp inst="t19031116-name-104" type="given" value="MAUDE"/>MAUDE MASON</persName> </hi>. I am a cashier to Gardiner and Co., clothiers—I cashed this note on February 27th, 1903—Mr. Bowden, our assistant mana
<lb/>ger, handed it to me—Mr. Shaw is the manager of the hat department.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19031116-name-105" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19031116-name-105" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19031116-name-105" type="surname" value="SHAW"/>
<interp inst="t19031116-name-105" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS SHAW</persName> </hi>. I am manager of the hat department at Messrs. Gardiner's—I remember a £50 note being cashed by the last witness on February 27th, 1903—it was brought by the manager of Whitfield's—I do not know his name—I saw him hand it to Mr. Bowden, who con
<lb/>sulted me about it, and it was cashed.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031116-name-106" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED BALL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant.</hi>) On July 11th, 1903, I arrested the prisoner at Guy Street, Leamington, on a warrant charging him with causing a material omission to be made from his statement of affairs in bankruptcy—he said, "I suppose they are having another shot at me; I will come with you"—I took him to London—he was charged and made no reply—he informed me that he had no books or papers—I 'served a notice on him yesterday that further evidence would be put in [
<hi rend="italic">Exhibit</hi> 16], a letter of recommendation to Powles—he said, "It is quite right; I did write a letter: it is no good making a fuss about it'"—I found no books or papers.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The letter referred to was, I believe, handed in by Mr. Crick, one of the witnesses—it was produced before the Magistrate.</p>
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<p>May 4th I remember changing a £50 note at my bank—I got it from a man at Shepherd's Bush for a horse I sold him—having changed the note, I gave him the difference.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This was not the first time I had had a £50 note in payment for horses—we do not have a writing up of every horse dealing transaction.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, November</hi> 17
<hi rend="italic">th; and</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday and Friday, November</hi> 18
<hi rend="italic">th and</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">Three previous convictions were proved against Wilson and one against Chambery.
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to stealing and receiving two cases of cigars, the property of
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to con
<lb/>spiring with
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to forging and uttering a writing purporting to be a certificate of stock in bond;</rs> and
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<interp inst="t19031116-20-offence-5" type="offenceSubcategory" value="receiving"/>, to receiving the said cigars, well knowing them to be stolen.</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Other Counts</hi>, Falsifying a book belonging to the said Company with intent to defraud, and omitting certain particulars from the books of the said Company.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ELDRIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ELLIOTT</hi> and
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAYMAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Lynch</hi>, and
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for Macphail.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19031116-name-123" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN DIXON</persName> </hi>. I live at Harewood House, near Crossbills, Yorkshire, and am chairman of the St. Helen's Buluwayo Association, Limited, which was incorporated on February 6th, 1894; this is the certificate of its incorporation—the registered office was at 10, St. Helen's Place—I am a shareholder in the Company—Lynch has acted as a director during the whole time I have been chairman, which is for six or seven years—by the minute book it appears that Lynch was appointed a director on</p>
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<p>February 13th, 1894, and Macphail as secretary on March 29th, 1895—he remained secretary until his arrest—on July 5th, 1901, application was made to me by the secretary on behalf of Lynch for a loan of £300; this is the letter—(
<hi rend="italic">This stated that Lynch desired a loan of</hi> £300,
<hi rend="italic">and saying that he would lodge as security for the loan certain shares in the Simmer and Jack West Company.</hi>)—the application was granted, and a charge was given to the company on 200 Simmer and Jack West shares—this (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) is the charge, signed, I believe, by Lynch—on October 9th there was a further application to increase the loan to £450 for three months—that was agreed to on October 10th, and a cheque drawn for £150 in favour of Lynch—it is endorsed by him—the cheque for £300 was drawn on July 9th, 1901, by Lynch as a director, and is endorsed by him—I believe the loans were confirmed at a board meeting on November 1st, 1901—Lynch and Macphail were both present then—on February 23rd, 1902, a further application was made by Macphail on behalf of Lynch for a further sum of £250, and a cheque was drawn on February 26th, 1902, for that amount—it is signed in the same way as the others and endorsed by Lynch—that loan was confirmed at the board meeting on March 26th, 1902, Lynch and Macphail being present—when the loan was increased to £450 on October 9th, 1901, the company received this charge and also this one when it was increased to £700—on June 10th, 1902, an applica
<lb/>tion was made by the secretary on behalf of Lynch to extend the loan by £200, lodging as security some shares in the Imani Company, making the total security £1,200—on June 11th I received this letter from Mac
<hi rend="italic">Stating that Lynch wished to increase the loan by</hi> £300
<hi rend="italic">instead of</hi> £200,
<hi rend="italic">and proposing to lodge</hi> 200
<hi rend="italic">Matabele Sheba shares, which would give</hi> 30
<hi rend="italic">per cent. cover</hi>)—the application to increase the loan to £1,000 was agreed to, and I believe on June 12th, 1902, a cheque was drawn for the further advance of £300—it is in favour of Macphail, drawn by Lynch and en
<lb/>dorsed by Macphail—there was a power for one director and the secretary to draw cheques—by the minute book, Lynch and Macphail were present at the meeting on September 11th, 1902—the financial statement book was then produced; it was the practice of the company to have that book produced at every meeting of the company; it contains an account of the financial position of the company—amongst other things it would contain the amount of the loan to Lynch and the securities—each state
<lb/>ment is numbered, and No. 80 says, "J. B. Lynch, £1,000." and then "Security, 200 Simmer and Jack West, 200 Imani, and 200 Matabele Sheba"—at each board meeting down to October 16th. 1903, a financial statement was produced, made up in the financial statement book—in the statements down to October 16th, 1903. those shares appear as the security for Lynch's loan—300 Antenior shares appear as a further security, but I only know of them from the book—the minute book shows that Lynch and Macphail were present from time to time at the board meetings down to August, 1903, and Lynch was present when the statement was produced in October; Macphail was away on his holiday—there was a steady fall in the South African market, and the directors became concerned for the value of their security, and on October 16th</p>
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<p>it was decided to call in the loan—Lynch had been seen earlier with regard to it—on August 28th it had been reported to the Board that he was making arrangements to repay it; he was present then—the meeting of October 16th was adjourned till October 19th—on October 17th I sent for the security box, and it was opened in the presence of myself, Mr. Chisholme, and Mr. A. J. Macphail, who were two of my co-directors; neither of the prisoners were present—there was no certificate for Simmer and Jack West shares; this blank transfer was there (
<hi rend="italic">Produced.</hi>)—we found no Imani shares or any document relating to them—we found no Matabele Sheba shares—we found in the box the various charges, and also this document, giving a charge dated October 1st, 1901; penciled over the 1901 is 1902 (
<hi rend="italic">This gave a list of the securities, and was signed "J. B. Lynch."</hi>)—at the board meeting of October 19th Lynch was present; Macphail was not present—Lynch was informed that the box had been opened, and that the securities had gone—he was asked if he could give any information with regard to them—he said he could not, as he did not know—the meeting was adjourned until the next day, when Mr. A. J. Macphail produced this document—I have an idea that it is in Myles Macphail's writing, but I cannot swear to it—Lynch was present then—the document shows what had become of the shares—"Disposal, 130 Simmer and Jack West shares, transferred to A. D. Ford, proceeds handed to Mr. Lynch; 70 converted into four Matabele Railway debentures and subsequently handed to Mr. A. D. Ford for a consideration, which was handed to Mr. J. B. Lynch; 200 Main shares carried by T. J. I've and subsequently taken at T. J. I've, we will say the proceeds.; 200 Matabele Sheba shares transferred to A. D. Ford: D. Ford did the above business in good faith, and he will produce his cheques; understand all the above money went to pay differences."—that was read out by the solicitor of the company—Lynch was present; he threw all the blame on the secretary for parting with the securities—he said that he himself had not done it, that he was innocent, and did not know anything about it—he was then confronted with the transfer certi
<lb/>ficate of the Matabele Sheba shares, which was in the office for registration—the office of the Matabele Sheba Company is also at 10, St. Helen's Place—the transfer was executed by Lynch—he said that they had been lodged four or five days before for transfer, that he must have received the advice note that the shares were to be transferred from his name into that of another—it is for the company to advise the transferor that the transfer has been lodged—he produced a press copy of the advice note—we told him that he must have been aware of this, and that it had only happened four or five days before, and that he must have been aware where they were, and he admitted that he was aware of it—he went on to explain that he did not wish to admit anything until he had seen the secretary, that that was his excuse for not admitting any
<lb/>thing on the day before, and that he supposed he himself was responsible and would have to suffer—there was a very long conversation; he got very agitated—this blank transfer for the Simmer and Jack West shares, Nos. 236502 to 236701, inclusive, has no date on it—I do not know whose</p>
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<p>writing it is in—it was found when the box was opened—I do not remember ever having seen it before; it is signed by Lynch.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known Lynch since 1895 or 1896; I have been a fellow director of his since that time up to his arrest—with the exception of this unfortunate matter, I have always found him to be straightforward and honourable—I placed great reliance in him—I did not know that he was a partner in Lynch, Beach and Company—I knew that he has been connected with Lloyd's for over forty years—the secretary would have the key of the security box—I am not aware that the directors have keys—so far as I know, the secretary was the only person who had a key, and unless he opened it, the directors, in the ordinary way, could not do so—the shares had never been transferred to the company—the transfer had never been through the company's books—whoever had removed the securities had left the charges which recorded their having been deposited; all the charges produced to-day came from the box—from those docu
<lb/>ments the company could, by means of them, trace exactly what shares were missing from the box—the means of identification had been left behind—when Lynch was first spoken to about the loss of the securities he was not more upset than the rest of the directors; we were all upset—he said that he himself was responsible, and would have to suffer, but that he was innocent—he never admitted that he had been a party to taking the securities away—when the matter was first broached to him he said that, owing to the absence of the secretary, he could not explain matters—he said he knew nothing whatever of the Antenior shares—I do not know, of my own knowledge, of any substitution of the securities—I do not know how it is that in the charge there are only 100 Simmer and Jack shares instead of 200.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I do not remember Lynch saying, that twelve months before he had parted with the Imani shares—we could not believe what he was saying, because we showed him the Matabele shares, which he must have known had been transferred.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031116-name-124" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER WALKER</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the office of Simmer and Jack West, Limited. 8, Old Jewry—I produce the share register of that com
<lb/>pany—on April 1st, 1901, there were 200 shares transferred into the name of J. B. Lynch—he was registered as the owner of them, Nos. 236502 to 236701—he held no other shares in the company—a certificate was issued for those 200 shares—on October 20th, 1902, that certificate was brought in to be split into three blocks—three certificates were issued instead of one: one was for 100 shares, Nos. 236502 to 236601; one for 70 shares. Nos. 236602 to 236671. and the balance of thirty was represented by a certificate, the numbers being 236672 to 236701—on November 13th, 1902, a transfer was lodged in respect to the block of seventy shares—that is a transfer from J. B. Lynch to somebody named Lazarus, it is executed by Lynch—the witness to Lynch's signature is Myles Macphail the consideration being £97 10s.—on June 8th, 1903, a transfer, dated May Kith, for 100 shares, Nos. 236502 to 236601, passed a board meeting for registration—it is the same block of shares for which we issued a certificate for 100; they are transferred from Lynch to A. D.</p>
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<p>Ford; it is witnessed by Beckley, and there is a note on the back saying, "These shares are only put into the name of the transferee temporarily as security for a deal, and market value of shares has not been paid.
<hi rend="italic">Signed</hi>, Ford"—a transfer dated October 12th, 1903, was lodged for the thirty shares; they were transferred to Allen Douglas Ford—Lynch's address is given as Lloyd's—when a transfer is lodged for registration, we always advise the transferor.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have no specific recollection that we did so in this case; I could obtain the information—I have a great many transfers of a similar character—I have not seen Lynch in connection with any of these transactions; I never saw him until I saw him at Guildhall—I have now looked through the letter book, and find that we advised Lynch on October 12th that the transfer had been lodged—we had previously advised him on the other two occasions.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031116-name-125" type="given" value="THOMAS ALFRED"/>THOMAS ALFRED HENNINGTON</persName> </hi>. I live at 59, Wilberforce Road, Hendon, and am the Registrar of the Matabele Sheba Gold Mining Company, Limited—the registered office of the company is at 10, St. Helens Place—I produce the share register—on March 25th, 1902, a transfer of 200 shares to J. B. Lynch was registered; the numbers are 30601 to 30800—Lynch held no other shares in the company—a certificate was issued in due course—on October 12th, 1903, a transfer was executed by Lynch for the whole of those shares in favour of A. Douglas Ford; it was wit
<lb/>nessed by Myles Macphail—on the same day I sent out an advice note that the transfer had been lodged for registration—Lynch's address is given as Lloyd's, E.C.—I am also the Registrar of the Imani Gold Mining Company, whose offices are also at 10, St. Helens Place—on January 6th, 1903, 200 shares were registered in the name of J. B. Lynch—he had lodged them for registration on December 2nd, 1902—he had no other shares in the company—on December 18th, 1902, before they were registered in Lynch's name, we received a transfer executed by him in favour of Frank Helder for the whole of them—Lynch was advised that that transfer had been lodged—the shares were registered both in Helder's and Lynch's names on January 6th, 1903.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I never had any dealings with Lynch—no certificate was ever issued to Lynch in the Imani Company.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> That was because before the shares were registered, we received a fresh transfer from Lynch for the shares, to somebody else—if we received a transfer from Lynch we should give a receipt for it—we issue receipts for transfers before the certificates are issued.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031116-name-126" type="given" value="THOMAS JAMES"/>THOMAS JAMES I'VE</persName> </hi>. I am a member of the Stock Exchange, and carry on business at 28, Throgmorton Street—this (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) is my client's ledger—I had an account opened with Lynch, whom I knew—I received instructions to sell for the mid November account, 1902, 70 Simmer and Jack West shares—they were sold in the market, and delivered into the name of Alfred Lazarus—the transfer from Lynch was in my pos
<lb/>session—at the same account he instructed me to buy £400 Mashonaland Railway bearer debentures, which I did, and on November 21st I bought another £100 of the same stock for him—I have had dealings with him in</p>
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<p>other shares up to his arrest—when I closed the account it was then in debit to me about £40—I had also an account with A. J. Macphail—in the mid December account, 1902. 200 Imani shares were brought to me to contango—I do not know if Myles Macphail brought them, but they were in A. J. Macphail's account for Myles Macphail; the rules of the Stock Exchange do not permit me to have a speculative account for an employe; I had these things opened for Myles Macphail with the permission of his brother. A. J. Macphail—I contangoed the 200 Imani shares at one in the market; you can begin an account with a contango—I can borrow on the shares at the market price—we simply deliver the stock, take the money for it, and hand the money over, which is similar to a transaction of having purchased 100 shares in the next account—the 200 Imanis were placed in my possession, and I obtained money on them—cheque for £180 was paid to A. D. Ford on December 11th and there was a balance of £20 left in the account—the shares were carried over from account to account until June 26th, when they were taken up at by A. D. Ford, who paid £176 for them, which left Myles Macphail £16 8s. 11d. in my debt at the end of the account—I took proceedings against him for that amount—when the Imani shares were taken up I had a transfer for them: they were originally delivered to Frank Helder—they might or might not come back from him—this (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) is the transfer from Lynch for 200 Imani shares in A. J. Macphail's account, which I delivered to Holder; Myles Macphail brought the transfer from Lynch, whose address is given at Lloyd's—that was executed by Lynch.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi>, I knew Myles Macphail before I knew Lynch—I knew Lynch through him—I do not remember Lynch coming to my office, but I often saw him—I should not open an account without seeing him—any essential documents which were brought were generally brought by Myles Macphail—I had to get certain signatures for transfers, and those were brought back bearing, I suppose, Lynch's signature—I knew Myles Mac
<lb/>phail was secretary to several companies; I do not know how many—I do not know if any of them were companies of which Lynch was not a director—I am not sure if it was he who first spoke about an account being opened in Lynch's name—I fancy he spoke to one of my half commission men, who would probably speak to me about it, and I consented to open an account, after inquiries—a half commission man is one who introduces business on half profits and half losses.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> All the contract notes were posted direct to Lynch—I have not the slightest doubt that the two transfers were executed by Lynch.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031116-name-127" type="given" value="ALEXANDER JOHN"/>ALEXANDER JOHN MACPHAIL</persName> </hi>., I am a joint managing director of the Rhodesia and General Corporation, and am a director of the St. Helens Buluwayo Association I am a shareholder in both companies—this document which was submitted to the board meeting of the St. Helens Company on October 20th is in Myles Macphail's writing—it was read over by the company's solicitor in Lynch's presence, who said, "I take full responsibility in this matter; I know I have been a fool; I shall be glad when I am in gaol"—I have looked at the financial statement, but</p>
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<p>there is nothing in it to show that the 200 Simmer and Jack West shares, the 200 Imam, and the 200 Matabele Sheba have been disposed of—I believed they were the security for Lynch's loan until the time of these proceedings—the account book was passed round at every board meeting, generally by the chairman to Lynch, and then to the other side of the table—Lynch acted as vice-chairman—I had an account with Mr. Ive, and about the end of last year Myles Macphail asked my consent to carry over 200 Imani shares in my account—I consented, and on each Stock Exchange account day I received an account, which I generally passed to my brother, because it was entirely his matter—I had no idea that those shares were the property of the St. Helens Company—to my mind the shares did not really exist; the account was simply a speculative one—I held a considerable amount of shares in the Imani Company, and I did not think my brother was really speculating—as I was largely interested in the company myself, I did not look upon it as a speculation—at that time the company looked well.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not think that I knew 200 shares had been charged to the St. Helens Company—I generally initialled the financial statement book as having seen it—all the directors generally did was to compare the bank balance with the bankers' letter, to see that they agreed with the financial statement—I did not say at Guildhall that Lynch had said that he should be glad when ho was in gaol—I mentioned it to the solicitors and to Mr. Church—I do not recollect Lynch saying that he was innocent.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> An entry was made in the minute book, of what Lynch said—I knew that the security for Lynch's loan was from time to time entered in the book.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031116-name-128" type="given" value="CHARLES FREDERICK"/>CHARLES FREDERICK BURTON</persName> </hi>. I am a partner in Burton, Cook and Company, chartered accountants, of 7, Lawrence Pountney Hill—we are the auditors of the St. Helens Buluwayo Association, Limited—the last audit took place in the early part of December, 1902, and on December 16th I went with the secretary, Myles Macphail, to the company's bankers, the Union Bank of Scotland; the security box was produced, which the secretary unlocked, and I examined the securities for Lynch's loan—there was a certificate and blank transfer representing 200 fully paid shares in the Matabele Sheba Gold Mining Company, a transfer receipt and blank transfer in respect of 100 Simmer and Jack West shares, and bearer bonds for 400 Mashonaland Railway debentures, and 300 Antenior Matabele Mining Company debentures—there was an agreement which provided for a certain margin, and the margin did not appear to be sufficient—I called the secretary's attention to that, and I received this letter from him—(
<hi rend="italic">Stating that he had obtained a further</hi> £100
<hi rend="italic">cover from Lynch</hi>)—the fact that these different shares were the security for the loan would not be stated in the balance sheet—the amount of the loan would be stated there.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031116-name-129" type="given" value="ALLEN DOUGLAS"/>ALLEN DOUGLAS FORD</persName> </hi>. I am a commission agent, of 1, Royal Exchange Buildings—I know the prisoners, and have had various transactions with them—I knew Macphail in 1896 as the secretary of some companies—on September 25th, 1902, he brought me a certificate for thirty shares in the</p>
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<p>Simmer and Jack, in the name of J. B. Lynch, and wanted me to lend money on them—I said I could not do so, and drew his attention to the fact that the shares were not his property, and asked if I could deal with the owner—on the same day I drew a cheque in favour of Lynch for £100 (
<hi rend="italic">Pro
<lb/>duced</hi>), which I handed to Macphail—it is crossed and is endorsed by Lynch—Macphail entered into a loan agreement with me—I had seen Lynch at the offices of the St. Helens Buluwayo Company before I lent the money—I told him I should like to sec him in reference to the loan and he said, "See Macphail"—I had a letter signed by Lynch directed to Macphail, who brought it to me—(
<hi rend="italic">Dated September</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1902.
<hi rend="italic">saying that Macphail could use thirty of his Simmer and Jack shares to raise money on and hoping that he would not want it for long</hi>)—I also received a certificate and blank transfer for thirty shares, the transfer being signed by Lynch—those remained in my possession until October 12th, 1903). when I took them to the company for registration—on January 29th. 1903. Macphail brought, me a certificate for 100 shares in Simmer and Jack West, which stood in Lynch's name on the blank transfer—I advanced £200 on them, the cheque being drawn in favour of Lynch, and it bears his endorsement—it was crossed and then opened again—I put "Please pay cash "on it—on February 12th I lent another £60 on those shares—this is the cheque for it; it is made payable to Lynch—it was about five minutes to four when the transaction was done, so I cashed the cheque myself and sent the notes over to Lynch by Macphail, and kept the receipt (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>), which is all in Lynch's writing—on May 15th, 1903, I took the transfer of those 100 shares to the company for registration in my name—this is the transfer—it is dated May 16th—it is executed by Lynch—it was passed on June 8th—on March 12th, 1903, I lent £50 on the security of 200 Matabele Sheba shares in the same way that I had lent money on the others—that was paid by cheque drawn in Lynch's favour, and en
<lb/>dorsed by him—I received a blank transfer and a certificate of those shares—I have since lodged the paper for registration—my name was filled in when I lodged it—this (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) is the transfer from Lynch to me—on December 2nd, 1902,1 received 200 Imani shares from Myles Mac
<lb/>phail—I gave him £162 10s. for them—that was not a loan, it was a pur
<lb/>chase for cash—the cheque is drawn in Lynch's favour, and is endorsed by him—I sold those shares at a profit to Mr. Ive—I think I handed him the same transfer that I received—this (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) is a transfer from Lynch to Holder—I probably held it, but I have no means of identifying it—it has not got my name on it—the three agreements are signed by Lynch—I bought some Mashonaland Railway debentures from him—I have no record of them—I do not know how many I bought, or when it was—it was last yea—there was an advance made on some which I had the right to take if the loan was not repaid in a certain time—I have not got the cheque in relation to them—they were bearer debenture bonds. So there was no transfer—I keep no books: all my business is done with a stockbroker—it all goes through his books—there were 200 debentures, and they were a little above par.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I knew Macphail first, and had had some transactions</p>
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<p>with him before I was brought into contact with Lynch—Lynch never came to my office to my knowledge—his authority was produced to me by Macphail—I was at the St. Helens Company office nearly every day—I may have gone to see Lynch sometimes—when I first spoke to him about the matter he said, "I have a board meeting; please arrange with Macphail," or something like that.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The shares that Macphail brought to me were Lynch's—I do not think a loan could be raised on them without his signature—I should not have lent money on them without his signature—I think all the cheques went through Prescott's Bank, except one.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective</hi>). On October 22nd I received a warrant from Guildhall, and on the 23rd I saw Lynch at his solicitor's office, where he surrendered to me—I told him I was a detective officer, and cautioned him—on the advice of his solicitor he said nothing—on the way to the station he said, "Is Macphail locked up? Macphail is a scoundrel; he has let me in for this"—the same evening, about 6 p.m., Macphail surrendered at the police office at Old Jewry.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Lynch surrendered to me by arrangement—I had no difficulty in the matter.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence on oath, said that Macphail had said nothing to him about taking the securities in order to raise loans on them; that he did not that any of the transfers he signed were connected with his security for the loans, as the transfers were generally in blank; that about a month before Macphail went for his holiday he told him (Lynch) that all the securities had gone, and were all in Ford's hands, but that he did not know of it till then; that he had had suspicions that Macphail was not acting squarely, but he had no idea that it was in reference to the St. Helens security; that he did not know there was a security box, and had never had access to it; that when Mr. Dixon asked him to repay the loan he said that he was not responsible for it, and that it was not his business, and that he was perfectly innocent. He admitted that when Macphail was going away he said he was not coming back; that he could not explain writing to Macphail and telling him that he might use thirty of his Simmer and Jack West shares; that he had signed agreements in blank, so that anybody could put what they liked into them; that the money received for the shares he may have handed to Macphail, but he did not know on what security the money was paid by Ford; that some of the security was accommodation bills, some of which he had repaid; and that the whole of his business was done in a most careless way.</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Lynch received a good character.</hi>)</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prosecution stated that Macphail was the dupe and tool of Lynch.</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">LYNCH</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEYCESTER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19031116-name-132" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK JAMESON</persName> </hi>. I am a land agent and surveyor, of 77, Chancery Lane, W.C.: my firm is Moss and Jameson—I am agent for the owner of No. 1, West Smithfield and 27, King Street, adjoining—there is a passage</p>
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<p>there which goes under the Newmarket Hotel—the owners have" a right of access through that passage—this plan (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) was prepared in our office, and correctly shows the position of the premises and passage—there is, I believe, a gate to the passage, which is shut at night.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031116-name-133" type="given" value="GEORGE NASH"/>GEORGE NASH ANDREWS</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk to Mr. William Hale, the soli
<lb/>tor, of Messrs. Young, Jones, and Co., 7, Lawrence Pountney Lane—he is solicitor to the landlords of the Newmarket Hotel, which is sub-leased—I produce a deed dated April 8th, 1903, relating to the right of way by the passage under the hotel—I also produce the Newmarket Hotel lease, dated April 26th, 1896, which includes the passage, subject to a right of way.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031116-name-134" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE SHARPE</persName> </hi> (230,
<hi rend="italic">City.</hi>) I am acquainted with the making of plans—I made this plan of the Newmarket Hotel—it shows King Street on the right hand, and the passage at the bottom—it shows an entrance from the passage to the public bar of the hotel, and then one into the saloon bar—I also took this photograph (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>).</p>
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<interp inst="t19031116-name-135" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM NEWALL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective.</hi>) I took these two photographs—one shows the outside of the hotel and the entrance to the passage, and the other shows the entrance to the passage—I had not a very good light, and there were people moving in and out, which caused the photographs to be blurred.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031116-name-136" type="given" value="COLBY"/>COLBY WINDETT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective.</hi>) I kept watch on the Newmarket Hotel from September 22nd till October 8th—on September 22nd I was in plain clothes—I saw the prisoner standing in the doorway of the public bar, and saw him receive slips of paper and money, and separate the money from the paper and put the money in his pocket—I handed him a paper with a bet on it, "Rightwell. 1s. each way," and gave him the 2s. for it—he opened the paper and said, "I don't know you"—I said, "I've not started work around here long"—he walked up the passage, opened the paper, looked at it, put it in his pocket with the money—I went back into the public-house—I saw him take seven or eight bets—there were generally two barmen serving—I also saw the manager—the prisoner said to the manager, "Let me know if he comes in," but I could not hear any more then—I was there about three-quarters of an hour, I went again on the 24th about one o'clock—the prisoner was in the private part of the saloon bar, the part marked with a black cross on this plan (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—he was talking to the manager—he looked round, nodded, and walked out into the passage—a man followed him out and gave him a slip of paper and money—I said to the prisoner, "I have got a bit to come"—he pulled out a black book and said, "You have got 4s. 9d. to come"—I said, "Give me 2s. 9d. and take this slip," being a slip with another bet. 1s. each way on Simon Glover at Folkestone, any to come, on Doncaster Beauty colt—he said, "Give me 3d., and I will give you 3s."—I asked him if he would have a drink—he shook his head and returned to the public bar—I saw him go out after, and join men in the pas
<lb/>sage seven or eight times—two of the men made out their slips in my presence—I went on the 25th. Friday—the prisoner came into the bar with two or three other men talking about racing—I made another bet with him</p>
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<p>—I saw him on the 26th in the saloon bar, talking to the manager, about 12.30; after I had been there a few minutes he beckoned to me to come round—I went into the passage and met him opposite the door of the saloon bar—he referred to his book and said, "You have got 2s. to come"—the horse had not run—a man borrowed my newspaper, looked at it, took a piece of paper out of his pocket, wrote the name of two horses down, and signed it—I went there again on the 28th—the prisoner came to the door of the public bar, looked towards me, and went back to the saloon bar, and talked to the manager—I went into the passage—he came out and I handed him a slip of paper and Is,—I said, "What is your limit for the big race?"—he said, "33 to 1"—I said, "For a place?"—he said, "8 to 1"—I said "Have you got one of your cards"—he said, "No, but I will bring you one up"—the next time I went was on October 5th, about one o'clock—I was in the public bar—prisoner was talking to the manager in the saloon bar—I saw him receive two or three slips of paper and money—I beckoned him into the passage and made another bet with him, Gower 1s. each way—I said, "I am backing my old fancy"—he said, "I will tell you what will win; Liquidator"—I overheard part of a conversation between the prisoner and the manager—the manager said, "It would be a pity if we get
<hi rend="italic">done in</hi>"—I went again on the 6th about 1.10 o'clock—he said to me, "You have got 4s. 6d. to come"—I said, "That is right," and he gave me 2s. 6d. and a 2s. piece—I asked him for his card again, and he said he had not got it, but said, "They all know my limit"—I went again on October 7th—the prisoner was in the saloon bar talking to the manager—he beckoned to me to come into the passage—I went there and gave him a slip of paper and 1s. for another bet—I left about 1.30; the prisoner was there when I left—I went again on the 8th—I saw the prisoner dressed in a long butcher's smock, in the public bar, and one of the barmen said to him, "
<hi rend="italic">Dodger</hi>, here is a client"—that was the first time I heard him called that—he turned round and said to me, "You had b---r----luck yesterday," referring to my bet—I walked towards the door leading into the passage and gave him a slip and 2s—the barman could see me—the prisoner then went to the saloon bar—I went on the next day, the 9th, and saw the prisoner—he was then wearing his ordinary clothes—he looked at me, walked into the passage, and up to the saloon bar—I followed and beckoned him out into the passage—I handed him 1s, and a slip of paper—he said, after he took the slip, "I want to speak to you; are you anything to do with the
<hi rend="italic">splits</hi>?"—I said, "I don't know what you are talking about"—he said, "Come inside"—I followed, and he said, "Are you anything to do with the detectives?"—I said, "I don't know what you are talking about"—he said, "I was served with four
<hi rend="italic">blisters</hi> yesterday"—I said, "Did the detective see me bet with you?"—he said, "No, but someone else said they thought you was in the
<hi rend="italic">splits</hi>"—I said, "Well, they want some
<lb/>thing to talk about"—then he went away, and I went every day.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031116-name-137" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT LYON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector D.</hi>) On September 25th I went to the Newmarket Hotel dressed in ordinary clothes—I saw the prisoner going from one bar into the other—I saw about eleven persons hand him slips</p>
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<p>of paper and money in the passage—I went again on October 1st, and saw him receive eight slips and money from various persons—I obtained four summonses against him, and served him on October 8th—I did not know his name—he was described in the summonses as
<hi rend="italic">Long Tom</hi>—he did not answer to the summonses at the hearing on the 14th—then I got a warrant and arrested him in a public house in the New Kent Road—he said, "I do not know that I am the man now"—I said, 'I am satisfied you are the man"—he said, "If I have done anything wrong why did not you take me with two other people; any papers I take for other people does not make me a bookmaker; I have been a hard working butcher in the market for fifteen years."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector.</hi>) On September 26th I went to the Newmarket Hotel—I saw the prisoner at a quarter to one, and three different persons handed him slips of paper and money in the passage—I was only there about five minutes—I went again at about a quarter to two—he was in the saloon bar—two men handed him slips and money—the manager was behind the bar, and the barmen, and could see what was going on—I went again on the 29th—he was in the saloon.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, said that he was a butcher in Smithfield Market, and served the hotel with meat, and he was innocent of the charge.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GANZ</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19031116-name-141" type="given" value="REBECCA"/>REBECCA WRIGHT</persName> </hi>. I am wife of Arthur Wright, of 370, Kennington Road—on the evening of October 12th I had been to the Tivoli Music Hall with Mrs. Pickering—I went into Charing Cross Station alone, and met Mrs. Pickering again in Villiers Street, and was talking to her outside the Craven public house when the prisoner came out and asked me to lend her 6d.—I said, "I have not got one"—then she struck me on my ear with her hand, with a knife in it—I saw the knife—I put my hand up to my ear and found a lot of blood—Mrs. Pickering came between us, and she got a blow on her nose—the prisoner then struck me on my stomach on the left side—I am wearing the coat I had on then—I went with Mrs. Pickering to Gatti's Restaurant, and they lent me a towel—I washed, and went on to Charing Cross Hospital—about twelve o'clock I went to Bow Street, and did not see prisoner again till a night or two after
<lb/>wards in the Strand, and pointed her out to a policeman—I told him there was a warrant out for her arrest, and he arrested her.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had not known the prisoner for some time—I have known Mrs. Pickering a long time—when the prisoner came out of the Craven I had not been in the house—Mrs. Pickering came out—we talked, and then I went to Charing Cross Station—I believe Mrs. Pickering went into the Craven—I did not see her go in—I met her there afterwards by chance—I do not go to the Strand every day—I said at the police court I had only seen the prisoner once previous to the night of the attack—</p>
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<p>I had not seen her three times before the affair—I had never had any quarrel with her of any kind—there was no reason why she should ask me for 6d.—it was a small pen knife that she wounded me with; I saw it distinctly—it went through my clothes into my flesh—the first blow was a stab on the ear—she did not hit me on my shoulder with her fist—I do not know Mrs. Reece, a lady who came out of the Craven—there was no cabman there—a few people collected—I did not use a filthy expression to the prisoner as she came out of the Craven—I did not go into the Craven—I have been there before, but not once or twice a week—I heard no bad language, and the prisoner did not call me anything when I refused her the 6d.—I did not see Mrs. Pickering strike her—I thought Mrs. Pickering had come out of the Craven, as she was standing outside.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I am wearing the same overcoat I had on at the time.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031116-name-142" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE PICKERING</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of George Henry Pickering, a horse dealer, of 9, Boyson Road, Camberwell—on the night of October 12th I went to the Tivoli Music Hall with Mrs. Wright—we came out about 10.45 and walked to Charing Cross—I said "Good night" to her and went into the Craven public house—I saw the prisoner there—she said "Good evening "to me as I went in—I stayed there about ten minutes—nothing happened while I was there—when I came outside she followed me—whilst I was standing outside, thinking which way to go, Mrs. Wright came up, and the prisoner came out whilst Mrs. Wright was there, and asked her for 6d. for a drink—Mrs. Wright refused her, and the prisoner struck her on the ear—I saw a penknife in her hand as she went to strike her a second time, and I got in between, and received a stab on my nose and lip—when the prisoner came the second time I said, "Do not strike her again; she is about to become a mother"—she made a third blow at Mrs. Wright, and directly she had done it she ran away—I took Mrs. Wright down into Gatti's and bathed her face—we went over to Charing Cross Hospital from there, saw a doctor, and had the wounds upon her ear and my face dressed—then we got into a cab and went home—I did not see the prisoner again till after the warrant was issued—on the way home Mrs. Wright was complaining in the cab, and said, "She must have done something to me, I feel so sore"—she undressed herself, and there was where the knife had gone in her coat—there was a cut where the point of the knife had penetrated—we went back next day to the hospital and got the surgeon to attend to the wound.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not live with Mrs. Wright—we were friends—it was about 9.30 when the prisoner was arrested—I was not going to a theatre with Mrs. Wright—we went to see if we could find the prisoner—I am not often in the Strand—I did not think I was going to see Mrs. Wright again after I said good night to her—the barman of the Craven did not turn me out, he turned the prisoner out—the manager did not request me to go—there were no gentlemen there at the time—I did not say at the police court that the prisoner struck my friend on the shoulder and asked her for 6d.—I will swear it—the first blow was on the left ear, with a small pocket knife—she did not strike her with her fist—I</p>
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<p>saw the knife—she then struck her in the stomach with a knife—she never told the doctor when we first went to the hospital about the stab in the stomach—we did not have anything to drink at the Tivoli—we had a drink when we came out—I had not been to the Craven with Mrs. Wright—I was there alone—my husband was not with me—I was asked at the police court if I had been there with Mrs. Wright, not if I had been there alone—I struck the prisoner seven or eight years ago, for which I got six weeks—I have not been charged since—I did not knock her teeth out; a man did it, but I suffered for it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I do not know Ethel Reece—I did not hear Mrs. Wright use a filthy expression to the prisoner, or any bad language by anyone—Mrs. Wright was not in the house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>. The prisoner struck me before she struck Mrs. Wright—she took the knife out of her right hand pocket; a small pocket knife already open—I was not told to leave the house—a man named Davitt did not tell me to go and see her off the premises.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031116-name-143" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED GRAY</persName> </hi>. I am manager of the Craven public house, Villiers Street—on the night when this attack took place, I heard an altercation in the private bar—I ordered the prisoner out about 11.20—she was talking to a person whom I recognise as Mrs. Pickering—I ordered her to go, as I had previously cautioned her about coming into the place—I saw her strike Mrs. Pickering.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When the prisoner struck Mrs. Pickering it was a smack in the face—that was just inside the door in the first place—I saw nothing in her hands when the barman seized her by the wrist.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031116-name-144" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH MCDAVITT</persName> </hi>. I am barman at the Craven—on October 12th, about 11.15 p.m., I was serving in the public bar—I heard the governor's voice asking somebody to leave—I got over the bar and told Mrs. Pickering to go out, and she left—I then came back and put the prisoner out.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I took hold of the prisoner's hands—there was nothing in them at all I had seen Mrs. Pickering in the house several times—I had not seen the prisoner there recently.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031116-name-145" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID BRIDGER</persName> </hi>. I am house surgeon at Charing Cross Hospital—about midnight on October 12th Mrs. Wright came with Mrs. Pickering—I examined Mrs. Wright, and found a small incised wound on her face about a quarter of an inch long—I did not probe it—it had been caused by a sharp instrument, such as a pocket knife—she came again next morn
<lb/>ing and showed me another wound on her abdomen, similar to the one on her face, and her garments were cut through and bloodstained—the wound might have been inflicted twenty-four hours before—nothing was said of the wound in the stomach the night before—I treated the other woman for one or two small wounds on her nose—the wound in the stomach was not a dangerous one.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">E.</hi>) I was on duty in the Strand on October 15th—Mrs. Wright pointed to the prisoner and said she was wanted on a warrant for assault—the prisoner said it was an old grievance of eight years ago—I took her in charge.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective E.</hi>) At 10.30 on October 15th I read the warrant to the prisoner at Bow Street—she made no reply.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in her defence on oath, said that she lived with a man engaged in the Strand on night work, and, was in the habit of meeting him between nine and ten at night, but had not met him on this occasion; that she went into the Craven with a young lady, and Mrs. Wright and Mrs. Pickering entered with a man, and they had drink, and when they were going out Mrs. Wright used a foul expression, and she replied that she was a lady; that she asked her to come out, and Mr. Gray came up then, and the prisoner; that they walked away, and she remained; that there was no quarrel; that Mrs. Pickering came back and called for bitter ale, and two or three minutes after Mrs. Wright entered with five others, and directly after she struck her (the Prisoner) on her face, and she returned the blow; that Mrs. Pickering then set on to her, and her hat was torn and her face scratched and blouse torn; that the barman asked them to leave, and when she got outside she was set upon again by both of them; that she had no knife, and did not carry one, but defended herself as best she could; that she thought Mrs. Pickering was making some complaint about her; that if Mr. Gray and McDavitt said they never saw anything of the two women setting upon her, they were not speaking the truth, but that she did slap Mrs. Pickering's face to defend herself; that the barman did not turn her out, but asked her to leave; and when she got outside, Mrs. Wright and Mrs. Pickering both set on to her and hit her about her face, and she dropped her umbrella in the scrimmage, and Mrs. Pickering picked it up and carted it off; that she never struck Mrs. Wright in the stomach, neither was she informed that she was about to become a mother.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19031116-name-148" type="given" value="ETHEL"/>ETHEL REECE</persName> </hi>. I live at 92, St. George's Road, Southwark—I was not at the police court, but was suboenaed to come here—I was at the Craven with the prisoner on the night of the assault at about quarter to ten—I have known Jane Pickering about five or six years—the two women came in after I was there and a man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Rebecca Wright called the prisoner a foul name, to Which the prisoner retaliated, "You are a lady"—they challenged her to Come outside, and she said "Yes"—when the man asked her to come out he refused—I remained in the public house—shortly afterwards Mrs. Pickering returned alone—then Mrs. Wright returned with some men, cannot say how many, and Mrs. Wright struck the prisoner a blow, and hey were turned out of the Craven—I still remained—I did not see what book place outside—I saw no weapon in the prisoner's hand.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I remained in the public house—I do not know what happened after they got into the street.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> another diamond pin, the property of
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-25-19031116 t19031116-25-punishment-26"/>Three years penal servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, November</hi> 18
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1903.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Darling.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EMMA PARKINS</hi> (35)</persName> was indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ARTHUR GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SANDS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19031116-name-155" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN BENSTEAD</persName> </hi>. I live at 22. Wharfdale Road, King's Cross—I am the prisoner's sister—she was living with her husband—she has six children now living—her last child, the boy Ernest, was born on August 22nd—she was very depressed—she was attended by a doctor—she seemed to get on nicely—on September 25th, about 10 a.m., she brought the baby to my room—she said, "Auntie, here's your boy"—she said she had had a troublesome night with the baby, and asked me if I had heard him cry—I replied no—I had heard him cry—she took him down stairs, saying that she would wash and dress him, and perhaps that would make him sleep—she came again to my room about 10.15, and asked me if I would fetch her some beer—I said it was rather early, as she did not usually have it so early in the morning—I fetched her half a pint of beer—I gave it her at her bedroom door—I did not go into the room—about ten minutes later she called out and asked me if I would attend to her meat, which was in the oven, cooking—I went down at 11.10—I missed her and the baby—I thought she had taken it with her—about 12.30 her husband came in—I asked him if he knew, where my sister had gone, as I had missed her since 11.10—I had looked for her in the back room—I was in and out all the time—I made a further search with her husband—I found the baby in a pail half filled with water close against the bedstead—it was wet, and quite dead—I sent for Dr. Cotter—I searched for my sister—I next saw her in Winchester Street—her husband was with me—I asked her where she had been—she replied, "Only for a little walk," and that she had not had a cup of tea—I took her back home—I said nothing more—I next went to the station and told the Sergeant I had found my sister—he came, and she accompanied him to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The children sleep in the room—it is used as a living room in the daytime—the bed was made—it looked as if the baby had been picked of it—it slept on a blanket—the pail was about 15 in. high—I had seen my sister depressed about twelve months ago—she was taken to an infirmary, having attempted suicide—for three months she had been very funny—when I found her she seemed strange, quite stupid—I do not think she knew what she was doing—she seemed quite well in the morning—the baby was not dressed—the blanket fell off him as we took him out of the pail—he only had its night dress and a blanket round him.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031116-name-156" type="given" value="PATRICK GALLAGHER"/>PATRICK GALLAGHER COTTER</persName> </hi>, M.D. I live at 57, Caledonian Road—I attended the prisoner just before her confinement, the last time on August 21st, for abdominal pain and low spirits, such as one expects in a pregnant woman—after the confinement I next saw her in the dock at the police Court—on September 25th. about midday. I was called</p>
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<p>to 22; Wharfdale Road, where I saw the dead body of a male infant about five weeks old on the bed—its clothes were all wet—it had been dead for some time—I made a
<hi rend="italic">post mortem</hi> examination the following day—death was due to suffocation from drowning.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner was depressed and low spirited when I saw her—I was not surprised to find her suffering from puerperal mania, I did not anticipate anything of the kind—I saw the bed—the position of the pail was pointed out to me—it was quite close to the head of the bed, not at the side.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031116-name-157" type="given" value="EDWARD LAWRENCE"/>EDWARD LAWRENCE COUNTER</persName> </hi>. I am divisional surgeon—on September. 25th, about 9 p.m., I saw the prisoner at King's Cross Police-Station—I examined her—I found her mind unsound—she was not responsible for her actions—she suffered from puerperal melancholia or mania—I endeavoured to converse with her, but all I could get was that she did not want to be there—she said, "I do not want all these men, what are they all doing here? I want to go away, "referring to the policemen.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Puerperal mania in conjunction with unsoundness of mind occurs before child birth, during pregnancy, during the birth, and during lactation—it shows itself in various forms, attempts at suicide and often an attempt of the life of the child.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">but not responsible for her actions.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, November</hi> 18
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1903.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19031116-28-offence-1 t19031116-name-161"/>Margaret Miller Innocent Murphy</persName> by false pretences with intent to defraud.</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-28-19031116 t19031116-28-punishment-29"/>Fifteen months' hard labour.</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t19031116-29-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/> to fraudulently converting to his own use £56 17s. 11 1/2d., the moneys of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JENKINS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RANDOLPH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19031116-name-165" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH RITTER</persName> </hi>. I live at 53, Parkholme Road, Dalston,. and am a picture frame maker at 17, Balls Pond Road, London—I drew a bill of exchange for £20, which was accepted by Joseph W. Lewin—I have town the prisoner two or three years—he is a builder—he and I are embers of a club that meets at the Norfolk Arms, Norfolk Road, Dalston—on July 29th I saw him there and asked him if he could get a bill dis
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<hi rend="smallCaps">ARTHUR J WEIBKING</hi>"—a few days after I received another letter from him with an enclosed letter from "A. Haynes"—(
<hi rend="italic">This stated that the bill would be discounted and the cash forthcoming the next Thursday.</hi>)—I did not know who Haynes was at that time—I wrote to the prisoner and called again at his house on September 5th—I saw him and asked for my money—he replied, "I was in need of it, I have had it, and found it came in very handy"—I said, "Don't you think you have done me a very dirty trick?"—lie replied, "Oh, well, you have got to do all kinds of things"—I have never had a penny of the bill.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I got the bill on July 27th, and the prisoner was the first person I took it to on the 29th—he said he would let me have it back in two days time—I think I did say that at the Police Court—he said it would take two or three days for the bill to pass through—I swear he was the first one who had the bill—Mr. Proust never had it—he lives at 135, Sandringham Road—I asked Proust if he could get it discounted for me—it was then about a day old—he did not say that he would see Mr. Young, the manager of the London and Provincial Bank, Kingsland—I had been to Mr. Young with another bill, and he would not do it—I then asked Mr. Proust to see what he could do—I say that the prisoner said that he had had the money and that it had come in very handy, and I told him he had done me a very dirty trick—I do not know why I did not mention that at the police court—I did not attach much importance to it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have no vindictive feeling in the matter—if I had had the money even at the eleventh hour, I could not have prosecuted; the whole matter would have dropped.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031116-name-166" type="given" value="HENRY ARCHIBALD"/>HENRY ARCHIBALD SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the London Trading Bank, Limited, of 12, Coleman Street, City—I produce a bill of exchange for £20 and a certified copy of the ledger account of A. Weibking and Company, Limited—I see an entry on August 14th that the bill was discounted and put to the credit of that company—the balance on the morning of that day was £5 3s.—then the £20 was paid in and £80—on the same day £34 6s., £3, and £81, with charges 12s. 3d. were drawn on the account—on August 15th there was a cheque to Haynes for £25—the prisoner had a private account at the bank—the company's account was under the control of the two partners at the beginning—since February, only the prisoner has drawn on it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner could, as far as I know, have put the bill through his private account—there would have been more than £20 on August 14th that could have been drawn on, but for a bill of £34 that we held.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The balance at the end of the day on August 14th was £13 15s. 3d.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031116-name-167" type="given" value="ARCHIBALD"/>ARCHIBALD HAYNES</persName> </hi>. I live at Canonbury, and was employed as clerk by A. Weibking and Company, Limited, until September 14th, when the company went into liquidation—I constantly saw the prisoner—he handed me a bill of exchange for £20 about August 8th or 9th, and asked me if I could discount it, but I could not, nor could I get it done, so I handed it back to him about August 9th or 10th—he asked me to write him a letter, which I did, saying that I had not then been able to get the bill discounted, but should be able to in a few days' time—the letter was untrue.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I tried to get the bill discounted, but could not, so handed it to the prisoner—he did say he thought there would be money coming in at the end of the week for the company, which would enable him to draw a cheque on the company's account to meet the bill—the amount has been treated by the company's liquidator as a preferential claim, and I think there is enough of the company's property to meet it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence on oath, said that the bill was not handed to him on July</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th, but on August 8th; that he took it to his bank and asked them to discount it; and that when it was done he thought he should be able to draw a cheque to meet it, but had forgotten that there was another bill due; and he was not able to pay the money over.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19031116-30-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, November</hi> 18
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1903.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before J. A. Rentoul, Esq., K.C.</hi> </p>
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<lb/>tion of the
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19031116-31-offence-1 t19031116-name-169"/>Hearts of Oak Benefit Society</persName> with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. T. HUMPHREYS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19031116-name-170" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER CROFT</persName> </hi>. I live at 1, Stafford Place, Richmond, and am a clerk in the employment of the Hearts of Oak Benefit Society—I produce a copy of the rules—rule 17 states that any member may nominate a person to receive money due by the Society, to his nominee at his death, and such member in registering the nomination is debited with the sum of 3d.—, those forms are written on yellow paper, and the forms for membership on blue paper—I believe William Page has been a member of the Society for thirty-three years—I only knew him as such—the form of nomination marked "A," dated March 19th, 1902, is 'marked as having been issued on March 10th, and returned to the society on the 22nd, 1902—it is in the following terms: "I, the undersigned, residing at 3, Fordingley Road, being a member of the Hearts of Oak Benefit Society, do hereby nominate my friend James Edwin Spencer, residing at 95, Chippenham Road, and now of the age of twenty-five years, to receive any moneys payable by the said Society to my representative upon my death"—</p>
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<interp inst="t19031116-name-171" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PAGE</persName> </hi>. I am a coachman, of 3, Fordingley Road, and have been a member of the Hearts of Oak Benefit Society thirty-three years—I can write my own name; I signed it to my deposition at the Police Court—the signature on Exhibit A was not signed by me—after reading this form, which purports to be a nomination by me of a man called Edwin Spencer to receive at my death whatever sum is due, I say I know nothing about it, nor did I ever intend to nominate Spencer or anybody else to receive my money—I am married, and my wife is living—I saw Spencer at the Police Court, but did not recognise him as ever having seen him before—I never on any occasion asked Spencer to fill up or write anything for me on this or any other form, nor did I ever ask Everleigh to do any
<lb/>thing of the sort—some time in this year my wife went and paid 3d., with which I was debited by the Hearts of Oak Benefit Society, a charge which is made for registration, and that was the first time I discovered that I was supposed to have sent in a nomination—the prisoner lodged with me for over twelve months at my house, 3, Fordingley Road—I think he left me nearly two years ago, about February, 1902—he knew that I was a member of the Hearts of Oak Benefit Society—I kept my certifi
<lb/>cate of membership hanging up in the room which he occupied—that had my number upon it, 17576.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I do not remember your coming to the coffee house where Spencer was in Chippenham Road, nor do I remember your asking Spencer if he would propose me to be a member of the Hearts of Oak Society—you did not bring Spencer over with his paper to me—that never happened—Spencer never came to my house until a fortnight ago, when he came to ask me if my wife could recognise him—I did not ask you to fill in a paper for me because I could not write—I do not remember asking you previous to this, two years ago, to fill in a paper called the Census Paper because I could not write—I do not remember the occasion at all.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031116-name-172" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH SIMMONS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant D.</hi>) On October 16th I went to 228, Carlton Vale, Kilburn, and arrested the prisoner on this charge—he said, "I know nothing about it; I never belonged to the Hearts of Oak Benefit Society; you have got the wrong man"—at the Police station he said, "I know nothing about it"—next morning at the Police Court he said, "I have been thinking it over, and it has come to my mind that about eighteen months ago I signed a paper of the Hearts of Oak Benefit Society for my landlord at his house; that is all I know, about the society."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You said, "I signed it for my landlord to join"—if you meant it was not for your landlord but for Mr. Spencer, you did not say so.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031116-name-173" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS WHITE</persName> </hi>. I am a draper, of 198, Cambridge Road, Kilburn—the prisoner was formerly employed by me as book keeper—for that reason I know his writing—I have no doubt that Exhibit A is all in the prisoner's handwriting.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031116-name-174" type="given" value="GEORGE DOUGLAS"/>GEORGE DOUGLAS INGLIS</persName> </hi>. I am an expert in handwriting, and have carefully compared the prisoner's admitted writing in the book pro
<lb/>duced to me, with the writing upon the Exhibit—in my opinion, they are decidedly the same hand.</p>
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<persName id="t19031116-name-175" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19031116-name-175" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19031116-name-175" type="given" value="JAMES EDWIN"/>JAMES EDWIN SPENCER</persName> </hi>. I keep a coffee house in Camden Town—I formerly lived at 95, Chippenham Road—looking at Exhibit A I observe that James Edwin Spencer, of 95, Chippenham Road, is nominated to receive whatever sum is due to the representative of William Page on his death—I did not know that there was such a nomination form as this until this case started; I did not know anything about it, and neither the prisoner nor Mr. Page ever spoke to mo about it—the docu
<lb/>ment by which I became a member of the Hearts of Oak. Benefit Society is this blue admission form contained in the book now shown to me—this is the form I signed to become a member—with the exception of the doctor's certificate, it is all in my own writing—I recollect signing it at 95, Chippenham Road, where I was employed—It is dated March 5th, 1902, as far as I recollect.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> At my coffee house one day I asked you if you knew anyone in the neighbourhood to propose me in the Hearts of Oak Benefit Society—you said you believed your landlord, Mr. Page, was a member of it, and would ask him to propose me—I came over one night with a paper, Mr. Page being there also—the paper he asked you to fill in was blue, not yellow, and Page only asked you to sign his name and number—there was nothing to fill in but this.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I asked Page to sign a paper, and Page asked the prisoner to sign it for him, and the prisoner was supposed to have signed it—I went with the paper to Page's house, but I cannot recollect whether the prisoner signed it or not—he was supposed to have signed it; I mean, it was given back to me, and I thought Page's name was on it.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031116-name-176" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19031116-name-176" type="surname" value="PAGE"/>
<interp inst="t19031116-name-176" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PAGE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I see the prisoner now, but did not see him eighteen months back—I never saw him then at all—I hear what he says now, that he came to me eighteen months ago with a proposal form for membership of the Hearts of Oak Benefit Society, and that I asked him to sign my name for me—I say I did not; there is not a word of truth in that at all—I became a member of this society in order that I might share in its benefits.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">J. E. SPENCER</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) I obtained first of all a blue form of admission for membership, and filled that up—a space is left for the name of the member who proposes you—I went round to Page's house to have filled in, but whether it was filled in or not I do not know—the form
<hi rend="italic">, which</hi> is in my writing, is not filled in so far as the prisoner is concerned</p>
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<p>—at the time when I say this took place Mrs. Page was there besides my
<lb/>self and Everleigh—I went round about a fortnight ago to Mr. Page's house to see if Mrs. Page could recognise me—she was unable to do so, but I recognised her—I never had a yellow printed form—I do not say that the day on which I went to Page's house was some time before I signed that form—I signed the form shown to me on March 5th, and it was received at the office on March 7th—this is the paper, as far as I know, that I took to Page's house—it was blue.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence on oath, said that he was living at Mr. Spencer's coffee house; that Spencer asked him if he could recommend him to a member of the Hearts of Oak Benefit Society, and he said he believed his landlord was a member, and that he would propose him; that he asked Mr. Page, who said "Yes," and that Spencer went with him one night, and Mr. Page said, "Will you fill in the form, because I cannot write"; that he said he would do his best; that he did not thoroughly understand it, but filled in the form and signed it, and asked them both if they thought it would do, and they said "Yes," they thought that it was all right, and Mr. Spencer put it in his pocket; that he had not thought of it or heard anything about it until he was arrested: about eighteen months ago when he was fitting in the paper he did not understand it, but thought if it was wrong it could be sent back to be cor
<lb/>rected by Mr. Spencer; that he was in the employment of a Mr. White to take his stock, and kept the book produced, but did not think his writing would be called good; that he did not know if I understood this form; but could read fairly well</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Reading the form to the Jury</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">J. E. SPENCER</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) I never saw the yellow paper which the prisoner spoke of—I did not know there was such a paper, and I positively swear that it was not that paper which I took away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner further stated that he did not understand the paper when he filled it in, and did not understand it now; that he was not a book keeper, but only had to make out bills; that it was just over a week after Spencer asked him to get somebody to nominate him that he went to Page's house; that he did not remember if Spencer showed him the blue form, and the only form he remembered was the yellow one, and that he expected he must have read the form without understanding it.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19031116-31-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
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<interp inst="t19031116-32-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing a purse, a postage stamp, part of a ring, and £2 5s. in money, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19031116-32-offence-1 t19031116-name-178"/>Florence Hickman</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BOULTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19031116-name-179" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19031116-name-179" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19031116-name-179" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR SIMMONS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Policeman.</hi>) On October 18th, in the afternoon, I was in Middlesex Street—there was a large crowd, and Miss Hickman was standing on the outskirts of it—the prisoner was standing slightly behind her on the right side, sideways, somehow—I saw him stooping, looking this way—he then put his left hand under his right, and put it into Miss Hickman's right hand pocket—I saw his hand disappear—he then withdrew his arm and turned his back to me, and made his way into the crowd—the young lady looked round; she was confused, and ex
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<p>that she had lost her purse—I followed the prisoner, brought him back to her, and asked her if she had lost anything—she said her purse had been stolen—I then asked the prisoner where it was—he replied in broken English, "This is the only purse I have got," and drew an old one from his pocket—on being sworn and charged at the police station, he stated through an interpreter that he was innocent of the charge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Prisoner</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Interpreted.</hi>) If the policeman saw me taking out the purse, why did he not stop me there and then—nothing was found upon me, so why should they arrest me?</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19031116-name-180" type="given" value="FLORENCE"/>FLORENCE HICKMAN</persName> </hi>. On the afternoon of October 18th I was in Petticoat Lane, now called Middlesex Street—I had a purse in my right hand pocket containing £2 5s., a piece of a ring, and a stamp—I felt someone's finger just in the palm of my hand, which I had partly in my pocket—I felt a hand go into my pocket and snatch the purse away—I turned round sharply, and saw that old man (
<hi rend="italic">the prisoner</hi>) a small dis
<lb/>tance away, just standing up like that—the constable ran after him and took hold of him, when I turned round—there were a few people about who might have captured him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I could not hold you when I felt your hand in my pocket because you moved away quickly.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19031116-name-181" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19031116-name-181" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19031116-name-181" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR SIMMONS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) The purse has not been found—I saw the prisoner's hand disappear into the pocket—he then pushed his way and rushed across the road, and I stopped him—it did not strike me that he had stolen anything until the young lady looked round.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence on oath, stated that he had been in England five months; that he was standing in Petticoat Lane, and was suddenly held by a policeman, who said that he had picked someone's pocket; that he took out his own purse, and the constable asked the lady if it was hers, and she said "No," and he was taken to the police station; that had he been dis
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<hi rend="italic">marks of his own, which he had spent, and had nothing left.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19031116-32-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
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<hi rend="italic">At the suggestion of the Court, arrangements will be made to send the prisoner back to Roumania. Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19031116-33-offence-1 t19031116-name-183"/>Harris Firestein</persName>, and stealing a purse, two keys and three shillings, his property.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. NOLAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19031116-name-184" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19031116-name-184" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19031116-name-184" type="given" value="HARRIS"/>HARRIS FIRESTEIN</persName> </hi>. I live at 101, Grove Street, St. George-in-the East—I am a teacher of Hebrew—on the night of November 11th, about 10.30,1 was going along Grove Street on my way home, and about three or four houses before my house I was suddenly attacked from behind, and somebody placed his hand on my throat—I was almost choked—one of them was holding my eyes, and the other took a purse from my pocket containing about 3s. or less, and two small keys—the prisoner came from behind—I could not see him—I was too much exhausted and upset to follow them.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031116-name-185" type="given" value="NATHAN"/>NATHAN ROSENBERG</persName> </hi>. I live at St. George-in-the-East—about 10 p.m. on November 11th I was down James Street—I came down from Southwark—I wanted to walk round Commercial Road, so I went round Grove Street, and while there I saw the prisoner rush up behind the old man and put one hand round his throat and the other hand over his eyes—another man was with him, who put his hands
<hi rend="italic">down</hi> the old man's pockets—one of them took out the money, I suppose—I was on the same side of the street as the prosecutor; his face was towards me—when I saw this I rushed up, and the prisoner left go and wanted to rush past me—I tried to stop him, but he chucked me aside, and I fell against the wall—I re
<lb/>covered and ran after them—on the way some men tried to stop the prisoner and to hold him, but he knocked them aside—I kept on running after him until I saw another man try to stop him, but he started hitting the man—I came up behind and caught hold of his hand as he lifted it up—he went like this, so I thought he was going to use something, and I said, "Sam, catch hold of the other hand"—then a constable, hearing cries of "Stop thief!" came towards us—I saw the prosecutor in Grove Street—he could not talk—I asked him some questions.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I ran after you, I should say, for 100 yards—I did not lose sight of you—when you turned the corner out of Grove Street I kept about half a yard behind you—the man who first stopped you was probably afraid to come and give evidence against you, because you had "busted "his ear when he tried to stop you—I have never seen you before—although it was dark when you were arrested. I recognised you by your nose and chin, as the man I saw committing the assault.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. There were other people about—I heard a woman screaming "Murder," and ran up and saw the assault take place.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19031116-name-186" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19031116-name-186" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19031116-name-186" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK GORDON</persName> </hi> (322
<hi rend="italic">H.</hi>) I was in the neighbourhood of Grove Street on November 11th, between 10 and 11 p.m.—I heard cries of "Stop thief!" coming from Fairclough Street—I saw a crowd running away through Fairclough Street—I saw the prisoner there, running, with the others following—Rosenberg had hold of the prisoner when I got there—I asked the prisoner what was the matter and he stated that he was being set about by Jew boys—I asked Rosenberg what was the matter, and he stated that the prisoner had knocked a man down in Grove Street and robbed him—I took the prisoner back to Grove Street, and there I saw the prose
<lb/>cutor, who gave him into custody—the distance from the place in Fair
<lb/>clough Street where I came up with prisoner to the spot where I found the prosecutor in Grove Street was about 100 to 150 yards—I took the prisoner to the station, and when charged there he stated that the prosecutor could not have seen him do it, and he knew nothing at all about it—I searched him, and found 5d. in bronze.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have said that the distance between the prisoner where I arrested him and the spot where the assault took place was more than 300 yards, but I corrected it immediately after to 150—I first saw Rosen
<lb/>berg at Fairclough Street, when the prisoner told me that he had been</p>
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<p>set upon by Jew boys—I did not say that it was a rough quarter, and that I had had a lot of trouble before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence on oath, said that he had been to the Forest Music Hall with a young woman, and came out a little after</hi> 9,
<hi rend="italic">and left her about</hi> 10.30,
<hi rend="italic">and on his way home saw five chaps standing at the corner, one of whom passed a remark which he did not like, and he spoke to him about it, and was punched, and punched back again; that others closed round, and as he could not fight four or five, he ran for</hi> 100
<hi rend="italic">yards, and was stopped by a constable.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19031116-33-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at the North Lonhon Sessions on May</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1902,
<hi rend="italic">and several other convictions were proved against him.
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<interp inst="t19031116-33-punishment-34" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-33-19031116 t19031116-33-punishment-34"/>Five years penal servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Friday, November</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1903.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Walton.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM TAYLOR LEE AUGUSTUS JAMES</hi> (46)</persName>, was indicted
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19031116-34-offence-1 t19031116-name-188"/>Dorcas Pizer</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MURPHY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ELLIOTT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WATSON</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19031116-name-189" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS ALLRIGHT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Y.</hi>)
<hi rend="italic">Produced and proved plans of</hi> 19,
<hi rend="italic">Myddelton Square, Clerkenwell, and also a photograph of the back of the house, showing that a person, with the aid of the steps shown in the photo
<lb/>graph, could easily get on to the top of the lavatory and then in at the landing window.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19031116-name-190" type="given" value="KATHERINE"/>KATHERINE DENLEY</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of George Denley, of 31a, Dane
<lb/>hurst Street, Fulham—the prisoner is my brother—his second wife died in 1898, when he came to live with me until he left to marry Mrs. Purkiss in 1899—on August 31st, 1903, he came again to live with me—I knew that he was then employed at Stubbs'—when he came on August 31st he had a black eye and a bruised forehead—I asked him how they were caused, but I cannot remember what he said except that they were caused in Myddelton Square—he remained with me up to October 6th—he had a week's holiday in the last week in September—he did not go away for that—on October 6th he left the house about 7.15 a.m., saying he would be a little later than yesterday, when he had come home between 2 and 3 p.m.—his holidays were over then—he had gone back to work on the Monday—October 6th was a Tuesday.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> While my brother lived with me he was quiet and well behaved—he was always home in the afternoon, and he never went out any more—he generally spent his evenings with me and my husband playing "Ludo"—he could not sleep, so he would not go to bed early—so far as I saw, he was kind and good natured—we had no quarrel while he was with us.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> We used to play "Ludo" till 11 or 12, or perhaps 1 or 1.30—the prisoner had a separate bed room to himself, but we all lived together—as far as I know, he never missed any day in going to his work</p>
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<p>—he was regular and very punctual—once or twice he said he had a lot of writing to do, and he used to get tired of it.</p>
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<persName id="t19031116-name-191" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19031116-name-191" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19031116-name-191" type="surname" value="MILBURN"/>
<interp inst="t19031116-name-191" type="given" value="FREDERICK LEFEVRE"/>FREDERICK LEFEVRE MILBURN</persName> </hi>. I am a registered medical practitioner, of 43, Claremont Square, Clerkenwell—during 1901 and 1902, on various dates, I attended Mrs. James for illness, and on June 1st, 1901, I attended her for injuries—I found her to be suffering from severe nervous prostra
<lb/>tion—she was very severely bruised down the right side of her body, commencing at her head—she had a large swelling on her leg—I judged from the appearance of her hair that it had been pulled—it was all anyhow—that was the only occasion on which I found her to be suffering from bruises or injury—I asked the prisoner his reason for behaving in the manner he was doing to his wife, and he said, "She is always nagging at me."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was Mrs. James' regular medical attendant—I attended her down to October, 1902, since when she has not required my services—as far as I know, no other medical gentleman has attended her—I have not seen the prisoner since June, 1901.</p>
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<persName id="t19031116-name-192" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19031116-name-192" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19031116-name-192" type="surname" value="KELLY"/>
<interp inst="t19031116-name-192" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS KELLY</persName> </hi>. I am an hydraulic fitter, of 162, Barnsbury Road, and am Mrs. James' son in law, as I married a Miss Purkiss—I have known the prisoner for about four years, since he married my mother in law—I remember going to Myddelton Square about August 28th—my wife had made a statement to me, and in consequence I went there—about an hour afterwards the prisoner came in—I said, "Hulloa!"—he laughed and asked me what I wanted—I said I had come to make a visit—he said, "Clear out"—that was in the passage up stairs—he went down to the breakfast parlour in the basement, and I followed him—he was talking to Miss Florrie, his step daughter—I
<hi rend="italic">see</hi> a very strange look in his face—I thought he was going to catch hold of her, and I struck him, as I thought there would be trouble—I was asked to look after the daughters, and so I struck him—he struck me back, and we fought for about a couple of minutes, and both fell through a glass door—two policemen came, and the prisoner and I went to the station with them—I cannot remember whether I spoke to the prisoner on that day about what my wife had told me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I thought the prisoner looked as if he hardly knew what he was going to do—I have always said to his wife that I did not think he was right, but I have never seen him quite so wild as this—at times he behaved like a man who was not sensible—he did not offer me any violence until I struck him—he was talking to Florence in a strange way, and he appeared to be a little excited—I thought he might' be going to hit the girl, and I thought if he did I should not be able to stop him—I hit him with all my might with my fist—I think I hit him somewhere on the cheek—I was not particular where it was—I should say he had had a little drink—I have sometimes seen him a little excited by drink—I believe he used to drink a good drop.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I cannot say if he was a man of bad temper, because I was never there much—he always treated me with the greatest respect—he did not appear to be in a bad temper—on this occasion—I should say</p>
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<p>he was a little angry at seeing me there—I do not think my following him down stairs made him more angry—he was talking to Florence, something about household affairs, I cannot say what—he was grumbling and scolding—his eyes moved about as I have seen people who have been insane—I should not say he was in a strong passion.</p>
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<persName id="t19031116-name-193" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19031116-name-193" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES COBHAM</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, of 32, Noble Street, Clerkenwell—about 9.45 p.m. on October 6th I was in Wilmington Square with a friend—when we got to the end of Tysoe Street, and near the square, I saw a man standing under a lamp post—I
<hi rend="italic">see</hi> something shining in his hand—when he came by he held up what he had in his hand and fired it, and then put it in his right hand pocket—I saw it was a revolver—he then ran towards Margaret Street and Farringdon Road—I followed him into Margaret Street—I saw a policeman at the corner—I spoke to him and went with him to Attneave Street, where I left him—he walked on down Attneave Street—I was shown a number of men at the station, and picked out the prisoner as the man who had fired the revolver.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was just across the road from the prisoner when I first noticed him—he looked in the direction of the boys' club and fired something—he looked as if he expected somebody was coming after him—when I walked up past him he put his arm up like that and fired—I was then a few dozen yards from him—I and my
<hi rend="italic">pal</hi> were the only persons near to him—he did not apparently fire at anybody, and the moment he had fired he put the revolver into his pocket and walked away—he seemed strange in the way he behaved—it attracted my attention—I do not know if he had seen us before he fired—he was looking in our direction—it was not until we walked in his direction that he did anything—I saw him take the pistol from his right hand pocket.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The pistol went off at once when he held it up—I did not see him touch it with his other hand—he looked very strange in his face, like scowling—he seemed to be aiming the pistol where it would not hit anybody.</p>
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<persName id="t19031116-name-194" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19031116-name-194" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19031116-name-194" type="surname" value="MARLES"/>
<interp inst="t19031116-name-194" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE MARLES</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Henry Maries, of 13, Arundel Square—I have known the prisoner about three years—about 4 p.m. on October 6th he called at my house, and asked for my landlord's address—he did not say why he wanted it—I told him I could not exactly tell him—he said, "I have left Mrs. James, as I thought she had put her daughters in front of me; I am now going to do her all the harm I can; I am going to have what you commonly call' your own back'"—then he said he would call again in a few days—he was with me for ten or fifteen minutes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have never seen him like that before—his manner struck me as strange—I did not take his statement about doing Mrs. James harm seriously—after he had gone I only thought that he was rather peculiar.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He dragged his words out, and seemed to talk peculiarly—I understood what he said, but I had to ask him once or twice what he said—I thought he was in drink—I did not notice any smell of liquor about him—before October 6th I had not seen him for nearly two years—he had not corresponded with me during that time—I was first called at the</p>
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<p>inquest—the prisoner did not seem excited when he called on me, or as if he had anything on his mind—all I noticed about him was that he spoke a little indistinctly, which I put down to his having been drinking.</p>
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<persName id="t19031116-name-195" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19031116-name-195" type="given" value="FLORENCE"/>FLORENCE PURKISS</persName> </hi>. I live at 19, Myddelton Square, and am a dress
<lb/>maker's assistant—I have two sisters living at home—one of them is named Lilian—my mother, Mrs. James, was married to a Mr. Purkiss before she married the prisoner—we are Mr. Purkiss' children—he died in 1899—we have lived at 19, Myddelton Square for three or four years—the prisoner also lived there for a time, and also my mother's sister, Dorcas Pizer—she was a maiden lady just over fifty years of age—we took in lodgers, and she assisted my mother to manage the house—I and my sisters are em
<lb/>ployed during the day as dressmakers, and go home in the evening, except for four months, when I was at home, because mother had no maid—while the prisoner was living with us he treated my mother on the whole very well, except on one occasion, a few weeks before October 6th; it was a Saturday; I was in the drawing room with my mother on the ground floor—I think it was the last Saturday in August—the prisoner was living in the house then—he had lived there ever since he married my mother, with the exception of five weeks—there were some proceedings at the police court about a year ago, when a separation order was made between him and my mother, and he was to allow her 10s. a week—I have no idea how that came about—after the five weeks the prisoner came back and lived with us till August 28th—on the last Saturday in August my mother and I were cleaning the mirrors in the drawing room; the prisoner came in and started removing the ornaments—mother was cleaning a mirror over the fireplace—the prisoner moved some ornaments off the mantelpiece and off a large consol table—I do not know what my mother said, but she remonstrated with him—he got hold of her by her right ear—I went to her assistance—I was knocked down somehow. I cannot say how—I did not fall over any thing. I was knocked down—mother ran out of the room, I don't know where to—the prisoner went out of the house—I have got a married sister, Mrs. Kelly: she was not in the house when this happened—she came later in the day, and her husband—I do not know if they came together—the prisoner returned to the house—Mr. Kelly was there then—I did not hear what passed between them—I do not remember being in the kitchen on that day, and the prisoner speaking to me—he has never spoken to me in a scolding way about household matters—there was some violence between Kelly and the prisoner—I saw part of it—they and a policeman left the house—the prisoner came back that night for a day or two longer—he left on September 31st and I did not see him till October 6th—we go to bed at different time—I generally went at about 11 or 11.30—as a general rule, we were late people—on the night of October 6th my sister Lilian, myself, mother and my aunt Miss. Pizer, were all at home—we have got a little sitting room down stairs called the breakfast room—that is the general room used by the lodgers—it looks over the garden—as you look out of the glass doors which form the windows you can see right down the garden path to the back entrance gate—my mother and sister and I were in that room—my mother and sister both left a little before ten—my</p>
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<p>aunt was in the front kitchen—I think she was in good health—there is a bed in the front kitchen—my aunt did not sleep there as a rule, but on this night she was going to sleep there—mother heard a noise in the garden before she went to bed—I heard it also—we all remarked upon it—as far as I know, my aunt had not left the kitchen all the evening—we had supper there together about nine o'clock—we took about thirty minutes over it—we left the kitchen about 9.30 or 9.45, leaving my aunt in there—after my mother and sister went up stairs I was sitting on a chair reading, with my back to the fireplace; my newspaper was on the table—I was facing the door—while I was reading, the dog, which was lying on the sofa in the same room, barked—I looked up and saw the prisoner at the door—that only seemed a minute or two after my mother and sister had gone up stairs—the prisoner did not say anything—I said, "Oh, Mr. James, what
<lb/>ever do you want?"—he did not answer—I only saw his face in the door
<lb/>way—the door was partly open, and he was looking round it—he then came further into the room, and I could see the whole of him—I noticed when he came inside the door that he had a revolver in his right hand, pointing downwards—I saw him slowly raise his hand—I was still sitting with my back to the fireplace—then I heard a report and saw a flash—I stood up—the prisoner seemed to be twisting something round on the revolver with his other hand—when I heard the report he was standing sideways to me—I do not know in which direction his hand was when he fixed—when I stood up I walked backwards towards the glass door into the garden—the prisoner came down the fireplace side of the table, which was the same side that I was on—he was rather near to me; I do not remember how far—I went down the side of the table, and when I got to the end of it I got underneath it—the prisoner did not come right to the top—I did not get underneath quickly; I then crawled under the table towards the room door and away from the glass door—I ran up stairs, leaving the prisoner in the room—when I got a little more than half way up the stairs I heard a scream and a report—I looked back down the stairs and saw the prisoner at the front kitchen door—I could see nearly all of him—he had his back towards me and was standing still—the kitchen door was only a very little open; not enough for him to see into the kitchen—I then went on up the stairs to see after my mother, and to call the police—just as I got to the top of the kitchen stairs some policemen passed me and went down stairs—I said something to the first one—I do not know how many there were—I crossed the hall and went out of the street door on to the doorstep, where I saw a lot of people—my mother and Lilian were standing on a neighbour's doorstep—I went back into the house and down two or three steps to the first landing, going down into the kitchen—I saw the prisoner on the stairs in charge of the police—I passed them and went down into the kitchen—I saw my aunt lying on the floor, with some people attending to her—on the next day, Wednesday, I was in the little sitting room at the back, when I found this bullet (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) on the floor—on the same day I noticed a mark on the table in the same room—it was on the door side of the table and very near the edge, on the top—on the night before there was a table cloth on it—the mark went right through the table from the top down
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<p>slantways—I had never noticed the hole before—the table cloth is a woollen one, and you cannot see the hole very well which is in it—I found the bullet near the garden door and the sofa.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was living with my mother at 19, Myddelton Square when she married the prisoner in 1899, and I lived with her right down to this affair—the prisoner was always very kind to me, except when he tried to take the ornaments from the mantlepiece; he wanted to move them to the conservatory—I do not know if he had brought them to the house when he married my mother—at the time he moved them I do not think he said anything—my mother tried to prevent his moving them—I should not care to say how I was knocked down; I only remember that I was knocked down—the prisoner was pulling one way, and my mother the other, and I went to help her—the prisoner left the house finally on the last day in August—I was at the house when he went away—he did not say good-bye or anything; he went out just as if he was going to business in the ordinary way—he had been at home all the previous day, a Sunday—we were all on good terms during that day, and also when he left—we had all had breakfast together—when the prisoner came into the sitting room on October 6th he raised the pistol without saying anything after I spoke to him—I saw a flash and heard the report—at that time I did not know where the bullet had gone, if one had gone at all—I was sitting with my back to the fire, a trifle nearer to the kitchen side of the table than the centre—he did not appear to be firing at me or anything in particular—I noticed his face—he seemed very strange indeed to me—he seemed to have a wild and dazed look—he did not look like a man who knew what he was doing—he was not angry with me—after he had fired the first time I rose from my seat—I stood up quite still; it seemed a long time to me, but I suppose it was only a second or two—he had plenty of time to fire at me again while I was standing if he had wished to—I was facing him, between the fire grate and the table; then I went to the edge of the table, near the glass doors, and crawled under
<lb/>neath it—I stayed under the table for what seemed a long time to me—if he had chosen to do so the prisoner had plenty of time to fire at me while I was there—I could see his legs, but I could only see him walking about—he did not further molest me—then I crawled from under the table to the door and got on to the stairs—when I got to the door the prisoner was standing opposite the door—he could see me as I went out—he could easily have fired at me if he had chosen to while I was walking out of the door—I did not notice him come out of the room as I went up the stairs—in order to get into the kitchen he would have to come out of that door and go in at the kitchen door—I think I must have got up five or six steps when I heard the report—the scream came from the kitchen—I know my aunt's voice; the scream was hers—I turned round and saw the prisoner just outside the kitchen door—as I turned and looked down I think he turned and looked at me, but I am not positive about it—I did not notice where his hand was in which he had the pistol—it only took me 8 minute or two to get from the breakfast</p>
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<p>room door to five or sis steps up the staircase, because, I ran as hard as I could the moment I got out of the door; it was only about half a dozen yards—the prisoner and my aunt were on most affectionate terms—I have never known them to have any quarrel—my aunt was just the opposite in appearance to my mother; nobody could mistake them for each other—my aunt was short, not above 5 ft., I should think—I should think mother would be 5 ft. 7 in. or 8 in., and is a fine looking woman—my aunt was not stout, she was very small—I did not see my mother at the same time that I saw the policeman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> When the prisoner caught hold of my mother on August 28th neither of them had any ornaments in their hands—it was not a ques
<lb/>tion of his pulling one way and she the other when I was knocked down—it was after I stood up at the table on October 6th that I saw the prisoner doing something to the revolver—I am not positive about it, but I think that is what made me get up—he only did that something to the pistol for about a minute—when I went out of the room I could not see which way the prisoner was looking; I could only see that he was there—I was very much frightened—what had happened was a very great shock to me—I think I was able on that evening to give a clear account of what had happened—I do not know Dr. Caunter—we burn two ordinary hanging kitchen gas burners in the kitchen—I could not see any light coming from the kitchen door when I went up stairs—the door opens
<hi rend="italic">that</hi> way, and you cannot see if there is any light there—I do not know what light there was in the kitchen, but we have always one burner there—my aunt was almost undressed when I saw her lying on the floor—if anybody coughed or made a noise in one room you could hear it in the next—the prisoner was subject to rather sudden fits of temper sometimes—I do not know if it was when anything annoyed him—I did not hear him say that my sister and I were being put before him by our mother—I never heard anything of that sort—while the prisoner was living with us up to the end of August, my aunt was also there; she used to sleep at the top of the house—there was also a bed in the kitchen, and if we had visitors someone slept there to make another bed upstairs—my aunt had slept there for some nights before October 6th; sometimes she slept there for two or three weeks straight off—I believe she had slept there once or twice while the prisoner was in the house, but I am not positive—I cannot remember when first a bed was put into the kitchen—it might have been since last summer or last summer year; it was when my brother came home, I think, in the summer year, it was after the separation order that it was put up—I can only remember coming home and seeing it fixed up—the prisoner was living in the house then—when the kitchen was used as a bedroom it was alwa