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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, December 14th, 1903 and following days.</p>
<p>Before the Right Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t19031214-name-2" type="given" value="CHARLES JOHN"/>CHARLES JOHN DARLING</persName> </hi>, Knight one of the Justices of His Majesty's High Court; Sir
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<interp inst="t19031214-name-3" type="given" value="JOHN WHITTAKER"/>JOHN WHITTAKER ELLIS</persName> </hi> Bart., Sir
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<interp inst="t19031214-name-4" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID EVANS</persName> </hi> K.C.M.G. Lieut.-Colonel Sir
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<interp inst="t19031214-name-5" type="given" value="HORATIO"/>HORATIO DAVIES</persName> </hi> K.C.M.G., M.P., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t19031214-name-6" type="given" value="FORREST"/>FORREST FULTON</persName> </hi>, Knight, K.C., Recorder of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t19031214-name-7" type="given" value="WILLIAM PERDIE"/>WILLIAM PERDIE TRELOAR</persName> </hi>, Knight,
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<interp inst="t19031214-name-8" type="given" value="THOMAS VESEY"/>THOMAS VESEY STRONG</persName> </hi>, Esq., and
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<interp inst="t19031214-name-9" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID BURNETT</persName> </hi> Esq., other of the Aldermen of the said City;
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<interp inst="t19031214-name-10" 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="t19031214-name-11" 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="t19031214-name-12" type="given" value="JAMES ALEXANDER"/>JAMES ALEXANDER RENTOUL</persName> </hi>, Esq., K.C., M.P., LL.D., Deputy Judge of the City of London Court; His Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031214-name-13" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN KNILL</persName> </hi> Bart., Alderman</p>
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<interp inst="t19031214-name-14" type="given" value="ALFRED JAMES"/>ALFRED JAMES REYNOLDS</persName> </hi> Knt., J.P.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19031214-name-16" type="given" value="JOSEPH DAVID"/>JOSEPH DAVID LANGTON</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. SECOND 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 December</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1903.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to attempting to obtain certain moneys from
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to receiving and obtaining from
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to unlawfully and knowingly forging telegrams addressed to
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DE MICHELE</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">to be</hi> before being taken away to Wands
<lb/>worth. We ought to be able to obtain his release. Please wire me before nine o'clock if you require my assistance.—Your's faithfully Louis D Waterman. Mrs. Dresel."—I did not know my husband had been taken then—he lived with me—he was sent to prison on a County Court judgment on a bill—I went with the prisoner to Mr. Wilkinson a solicitor and asked him to lend me £15 on some furniture—he advised me in a friendly way to go to my brother and explain the matter to him—I went to my brother who is an architect at 25 Victoria Mansions with the prisoner—my brother advised me to write to my sister who is the trustee of the estate and ask her to advance me the £15—the prisoner suggested that I should advance him £4 to renew the bill on which my husband had been taken up and that he thought he could renew the bill which would obtain the release of my husband who had been imprisoned in default of payment of the bill which he had been surety to for a friend—I thought that would be a very good thing so I gave him the £4 and I also gave him 5s. for expenses—I thought he was acting as a friend—the amount of the judgment was £17 5s. 6d.—we parted then and next day I received this letter from him: "September 29th. Dear Madam.—I have done every
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<hi rend="smallCaps">LOUIS WATERMAN</hi>"—this is the enclosure to the governor: "September 29th. Dear Sir—You have a prisoner in your prison for debt the name of Mr. A. Dresel. He was brought to your prison yesterday afternoon about 6.30 o'clock. I have arranged for his immediate release. Will you kindly inform.—Yours obediently.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031214-name-36" type="given" value="LOUIS"/>LOUIS D. WATERMAN</persName> </hi>"—old Mrs.</p>
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<p>Dresel is my mother-in-law—she was very ill when this occurred—I had arranged to meet the prisoner at another of my brothers at Buckingham Street Strand and he was to report to me if he had been able to renew the bill and to go with me to obtain my husband's release—my brother Devereaux is a public house broker—the prisoner said he had Smith's clerk who is the money lender who had advanced the money outside—Smith's clerk did not come in and we went to find him at a sort of public house opposite—the clerk was not there—we returned to my brother-in-law's office—the prisoner said he had spent 30s. of the money on going down to Croydon and settling another action against my husband—I said that he owed me £2 10s. out of the £4—I do not remember what he said to that—he left soon afterwards saying he was going up the street to find Smith's clerk and that if I left it to him it would be all right—he left about 1.30—I waited till about 6.30 thinking he would return but he never did so I had to find another £4 and with the money which I borrowed from my trustee which had come to the office in the meantime I went down to Wandsworth to release my husband—I had the second £4 in my pocket for housekeeping and I took that instead of paying my bills—I found my husband ill in the infirmary—I paid the money to the sergeant in the office—I never heard a word from the prisoner—I wrote to him asking him for my money—my brother-in-law told me what to do and I swore an information at the police court and a warrant was issued—my husband's release was obtained without any assistance from the prisoner—the money was never tendered to me again but somebody came and made out a fictitious account.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My husband is a mining engineer and an analytical chemist—he did not owe the prisoner £1 17s. 6d.—I never knew him until this matter occurred—I never knew he was a friend of my husband's—I heard that my husband borrowed £20—I do not know if the prisoner borrowed it for my husband—my husband gave me £4—he did not say where he got it from—he said he had had some business transactions—the prisoner did not show me a letter from my husband in Wandsworth prison—this memorandum (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) was enclosed in the letter of the 28th: "Mr. Waterman will explain all"—that is in my husband's writing—there is also on it "£17 5s. 6d. and £1
<hi rend="italic">footing</hi> money"—I do not know what that means—I did not pay any
<hi rend="italic">footing</hi> money—I paid the £17 5s. 6d.—I thought the £4 was for the renewal of the bill—I did not understand that a judgment had been obtained against the bill—the prisoner was not authorised to go to a number of places to obtain money for me—I heard that he had not been to Smith the money lender—he said he would have to go to Smith of Croydon to find out where the money was obtained from—I do think that my husband proposed that I should have a warrant against The prisoner—my brother-in-law and his partner and Mr. Burr said "Lock him up"—I went to the prisoner's address but he had left—I believe he had a flat but there was nobody there—I said before that I did not wish to go on with the case and that after the summons had been issued—was quite willing to forgive him for playing me such a dirty trick—I was told that as the proceedings had been started I could not take the</p>
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<p>money although the prisoner told me that if I went to the solicitor's office I could have it—I told him that my husband was a bankrupt—I did not think the prisoner was helping me or my husband.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I never heard of any tender before the information was laid.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031214-name-37" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am bailiff for the Croydon County Court—I arrested Mr. Dresel on September 18th—I went with him to Sydenham to see if he could
<hi rend="italic">get</hi> the money and then we came to London—we went into the Boar's Head in Cannon Street—the prisoner came in—Dresel knew him and told him how he was situated and that he was in custody—he then suggested that the prisoner should write or communicate with Mrs. Dresel to try and procure the money to get his release—the prisoner said he would do what he could—I then took Dresel to Wandsworth prison—there were other actions against him at the Croydon County Court—the prisoner never came to settle any of them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner here stated that he was willing to refund the</hi> £4
<hi rend="italic">to Mrs. Dresel This was done in Court and the Jury at the Recorder's suggestion returned a verdict of</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19031214-66-offence-1 t19031214-name-40"/>James William Bannister</persName> and stealing £11 18s. his money.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEYCESTER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MILLAR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RECORDER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">said that he considered the evidence of robbery with violence was insufficient and directed the Jury to return a verdict of</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">This being done the prisoner</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">to an indictment for
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19031214-66-offence-1 t19031214-name-41"/>James William Bannister</persName>.</rs> He received a good character.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-66-19031214 t19031214-66-punishment-7"/>Nine months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday and Tuesday December</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th and</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">th</hi> 1903.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted and the evidence was interpreted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19031214-name-43" type="given" value="DOMENICO"/>DOMENICO ESPOSITO</persName> </hi>. I have lived at 17 Little Gray's Inn Lane Holborn eight years—I am a coal dealer—the prisoner lodged with me five ox six weeks in the first floor back room at 2s. 6d. a week—Siano shared the room with him paying another half crown—on November 7th I was awakened from my first sleep by a knocking at the door—I went down to the front door and let the police in—I went with them to the prisoner's room—they searched it and I saw a mattress taken from the bed—a coin fell from the bed—I picked it off the floor—I found a news
<lb/>paper parcel of coins which the police took from me and opened—they took the prisoner away and came back to search.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> The first time the police came they found the bottles of acid only—the police guarded the room and I had not access to it—I found a second coin after the prisoner was arrested—I do not remember how long the police waited; I was asleep</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The prisoner told me he was a photographer when he came to the house—he said he would take my photograph but he did not take it—he had no studio in the house—I never went into his room while he was lodging there before November 7th.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031214-name-44" type="given" value="LIUGI"/>LIUGI SIANO</persName> </hi>. I lived at 17 Little Gray's Inn Lane four or five months with the prisoner—I sell chestnuts in the street—I saw this small machine in the cupboard and three or four bottles four or five days before the police came—I did not notice what was on them—I think they were like these produced but I did not notice—the prisoner said he was a photo
<lb/>grapher—once he was cursing the weather because he could not take photographs—that was ten or twelve days before the police came—he paid "The weather is bad otherwise I should have to take the photo-graph of somebody"—once he told me to go downstairs because he had to do something which if ho did not do he would lose 5s.—that was the lay before the arrest—I was there when the police came—the prisoner was in bed—I was just going out of the room when I heard the noise—came in at 10—the prisoner came and lay on the bed about 10 to 10.30—10 was out of the house when I went to bed—I heard the knocking for twenty to twenty-five minutes—I said to the landlord "What may it be?"—the prisoner was then in bed—he had been in bed from ten to fifteen minutes—he went down stairs to do something—he came in about 2.35 a.m.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> One could not lock my bedroom door inside—the wall went up to the ceiling—I saw the light at 2.30 and woke up—he prisoner showed me this dagger two or three times—I told the</p>
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<p>Magistrate I had seen the sword—when the police came the prisoner was awake—he woke up and went out of the room—he asked who was there—somebody answered and we went to open the door—I have never seen any fire in the room—there was no means of lighting one the chimney was closed-with a piece of cloth behind the bed—I remember buying a packet of cigarettes in the evening and in the morning I put the change in my pocket and three or four days after I found this base shilling—I had no bad shilling; if I had I should have thrown it away—I went with the landlord to the market and bought a bag of chestnuts—I found I had the bad shilling five or six days after I bought the cigarettes and about seven days before the police came—when the police were searching the room I gave the shilling to the detective—I went to a woman at the shop and told her she had given me a bad shilling after I came back from market the same day—the proprietor of the chestnuts told me the shilling was bad.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant</hi>) On November 7th I went with Officers Allingham and Purkiss to 17 Little Gray's Inn Lane about 3 a.m.—I found the front door fastened—after knocking some time we were admitted—we were detained from half to three-quarters of an hour—we went to the backroom first floor—the door was fastened from the inside—I knocked several times and received no reply—Sergeant Purkiss put his foot through the door and it opened—we burst it open—we found the prisoner in bed—there was only one bed in the room—I saw Siano afterwards—finding the prisoner could not understand I sent for the landlord's daughter who speaks good English—I told the prisoner I was a police officer and suspected him of having counterfeit coin and instruments for making the same in his possession and that he would have to dress himself which he did—I directed Purkiss to search the room while I was in charge of the prisoner—Purkiss brought me this battery and the acids and I deemed it my duty to take the prisoner to the police station—there were acids in the bottles and some in the battery—some fifteen to twenty Italians assembled and Purkiss accompanied me to the police station leaving Allingham in charge of the room—the prisoner was charged through an interpreter—he made no reply to the charge—prior to going back after taking him to the station I searched another house in the vicinity and then returned with Purkiss to 17 Gray's Inn Lane shortly after 6 a.m. and made a complete search for two or three hours—the top part of the bed was lifted off the bedstead and on the mattress was lying a packet which the landlord picked up—a coin dropped—he picked it up—it is a small room and he was about a yard away—th packet contained coins wrapped in this paper—in the prisoner's left hand vest pocket Purkiss found four good shillings with plaster of Paris on them wrapped in tissue paper—this piece of glass had an impression of a row of shillings probably half a dozen—it was found in the cupboard with the other things produced—the prisoner gave evidence before the Magistrate and was defended by a solicitor who asked permission for the prisoner to see the glass; the prisoner wetted his thumb and took the impressions off the glass and the Magistrate directed that he should see no more of the</p>
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<p>articles produced—I returned to the house and Allingham was relieved by another officer—I examined the room this morning—the top part of the door is matchboard and there is no vacancy above it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The partition is not seven feet high; it is an ordinary room—if Siano had been there he would have been arrested—Purkiss found this sword under the pillow—we were knocking at the door from half to three-quarters of an hour—there was a padlock on the room door which was used with a staple inside and out.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant</hi>). I was with Williamson and Allingham at 17 Gray's Inn Lane—we found the room fastened inside and had to force the door—by Williamson's direction I searched the room—in the cupboard I found this battery with the three bottles of acids and on the shelf these silver ladders about two dozen on which coins are hung to be silvered two pieces of glass one larger than the other—the larger one had plaster of Paris and impressions of shillings on it—it was handed to the prisoner when he was giving evidence at the police court—he rubbed out the impression with his fingers—in the cupboard were also this tin of cyanide of potassium this small milling file and the silver sand and this plaster of Paris lying in a paper at the bottom of the cupboard wrapped in an English newspaper—there were also this knife bearing traces of plaster of Paris this tin of grease this small zinc bath empty and the copper wire with marks of silver adhering to it and sandpaper—we searched the other part of the room—the small wooden table in front of the window was covered with traces of plaster of Paris—the prisoner got up and partly dressed—I searched him—in hip left hand vest pocket I found these four good shillings one dated 1900 wrapped separately in this foreign newspaper—they were very white and plaster of Paris was adhering to them—we took the mattress from the bed—I found this stiletto under the pillow in the scabbard—turning the mattress over on to the floor Esposito picked up a newspaper packet and dropped a coin which he picked up and tried with his teeth—I said "What have you there?"—he handed me the packet which I opened—it contained these ten counterfeit half crowns with paper between every one—we searched the house thoroughly—I was present at each search—I found nothing relating to photography.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for the prisoner.</hi> The other officers who visited the house are here and may be witnesses—the room door was fastened by a padlock; there was one staple inside and one out—these two pieces of copper wire were at
<lb/>tached to the battery—these four shillings were produced at the police court.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> It would not be possible for anyone on the landing to see into the room the partition goes close to the ceiling.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">E.R.</hi>) I remained in charge of the room while the prisoner was taken to the station till I was relieved by Long another constable at 6 a.m.—no one entered—I sat at the door on a chair—I was not there when the sergeant came back.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was in uniform—Sergeant Williamson was there and three officers I do not know.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031214-name-48" type="given" value="JABEZ"/>JABEZ LONG</persName> </hi> (53
<hi rend="italic">E.R.</hi>) I relieved Allingham at 6 a.m.—I remained</p>
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<p>until the other officers came and during part of their search—no one else entered the room while I was in charge—the landlord was about a foot from the bed when it was stripped.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was in uniform—Williamson and Purkiss were in plain clothes—I do not know of any other officer in plain clothes being there.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031214-name-49" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WILLIAMSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) There were four officers in plain clothes and two uniform constables—two were with me—two knew the neighbourhood.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031214-name-50" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of coin to H.M. Mint—I have seen all these articles—this is a bichromate battery which is of great intensity for a short time—I have never had one in a case of this description before—it is worked with a solution of bichromate a deposit of sulphuric acid—these ladders are used on the edge of the bottle or jar for holding the coins to take the deposit—these four shillings have all been in plaster of Paris—they have been used as pattern pieces—there is nothing in the bath except plaster and silver sand—these ten half crowns are counterfeit four different dates and consequently of four different moulds—they are not well made—they are finished—these acids are used by coiners for battery purposes—the silver is supplied to the battery by the cyanide of potassium and nitrate of silver and salt—this is a solution of chloride of potash and sulphuric acid the other is for working the battery—it has been tested by a chemist—the file is for milling the edges of the coin.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The battery is used after the coin is made—we have these solutions in every coining case—the copper wire is used for the positive and negative elements in connection with the zinc—the plaster of Paris is used for making the moulds and they are generally made with a piece of glass—the sand is used for drying purposes or for polishing the coin and the ammonia for cleaning the metal surfaces—the battery might be used for an electric lamp but I have no personal-knowledge of it—it is not a usual coiner's battery—I cannot say whether the electric light can bring up photographic negatives; as far as I know I believe the battery is not used for photographic purposes—I have worked on photographic films where no battery is required.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> This battery is not commonly used in the process of silvering counterfeit coin but it could be put to that use. (
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DUNCAN</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">barrister here appeared to defend the prisoner.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence on oath said he was a photographer and a retoucher of negatives and required the chemicals for the preparation of the paper the battery for a light the file for cutting the copper wire for the battery; and that the plaster he found in the cupboard and used for cleaning his toilet glasses and that the small bath was merely a shaving bowl; that he was unaware of any coins having been put under the mattress that the foreign papers he found in the room; and that he rubbed off the impressions from the large glass at the police Court because they were not on it when the police took it.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19031214-name-51" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WILLIAMSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) I found no photographic films</p>
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<p>nor lamp but only some old collars socks and things in an old bag which I examined in the room.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DUNCAN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">submitted that a battery was not a machine under the Statute</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">See Reg. v. Gover in</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">Cox and Archbold p.</hi> 933).
<hi rend="italic">The Court overruled the objection.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">He was stated to be an associate of coiners.
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19031214-name-57" type="given" value="ISABELLA"/>ISABELLA HOBBS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Edmund Hobbs who keeps a confec
<lb/>tioner's shop at 154 Hackney Road—I was in the shop in the afternoon of December 7th when my girl served Jeffery with 2d. worth of chocolate and brought me this florin—I tried it in the tester and told him it was bad and gave no change—he said it would get one into trouble—he paid 2d. for the chocolate and went out—Constable Bell came in made a communication to me and I gave him the florin—afterwards the same night the police fetched me to the police station where I saw the three prisoners and picked out Jeffery as the man who had been in the shop in the afternoon.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031214-name-58" type="given" value="EDITH"/>EDITH RAYNOR</persName> </hi>. I reside at 46 Lower Templar Road Lower Clapton—I assist Sanders Brothers corn chandlers in their shop at 2 Columbia Road—on December 7th about 3 p.m. I served Jeffery with an ounce of curry powder at 1 1/2d.—he tendered a florin—I gave him 1s. 10 1/2d. change—he had hardly left the shop when Low came in and inquired about rolled oats but made no purchase—a constable came in shortly afterwards and said something to me in consequence of which I tried the coin in the tester and found it was bad—it has a mark on it—the same afternoon I recognised the two prisoners and another man at the police station as the men who had been in the shop.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Low.</hi> I did not see Wilson in the shop.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031214-name-59" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BELL</persName> </hi> (88
<hi rend="italic">G.</hi>) On the afternoon of December 7th I watched the prisoners and afterwards was with Holland watching them—about 3 p.m. I saw Jeffery go into 154 Hackney Road a confectioner's shop and come out and join the other two prisoners—I went into the shop and Mrs. Hobbs handed me this coin which she had tried—I marked it with a cross—the prisoners went along Columbia Road—Jeffery went into Sanders' shop and as he was coming out Low went in—they passed each other inside—Wilson was then in Columbia Road—the prisoners joined together—I got the assistance of another officer Holland—we followed them to the Loggerheads public house in Gascoyne Place—I told them I should arrest them for uttering counterfeit coin in the Hackney</p>
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<p>Road and should search them—they made no reply—on Jeffery I found a shilling and
<hi rend="italic">old.</hi> in bronze good money: and on Wilson a purse con
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<lb/>thing that was said I went back to the Loggerheads public house searched and found on the ground in a corner of the bar where Wilson had been standing this bag of curry powder and this match box containing three counterfeit florins in tissue paper—they were charged at the police station with uttering and made no reply—Jeffery gave his correct address 14 1/2 Marlborough Place opposite the Loggerheads—Wilson said he lived in a lodging house in the Borough but did not know where it was and that he lodged at Rowton House that night—Low gave his address at 97 Bethnal Green Road which is not correct.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Jeffery.</hi> I found no coin at your place—I went with a police sergeant—I saw a bed a little table and two chairs—your wife was detained at the police court for inquiries because she was seen to join the prisoners in St. Margaret's Place and was with them in the Loggerheads.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Low.</hi> Not long afterwards we found out from your mother-in-law where you lived.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031214-name-60" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT HOLLAND</persName> </hi> (435
<hi rend="italic">H.</hi>) In consequence of a communication received on December 7th I joined Bell and another constable and followed the prisoners into the Loggerheads public house—I saw Wilson place something behind him as he was standing at the corner of the bar with Low on his right—it looked like a bag—at the police station I made a communication to Bell and we returned to the public house—I saw him find this bag where Wilson had been standing.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031214-name-61" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GUE</persName> </hi> (480
<hi rend="italic">H.</hi>) I was with the other officers at the Loggerheads public house—I arrested Low and took him to the station.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031214-name-62" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of coin at His Majesty's Mint—these coins are counterfeit—four out of the five are from one mould—these acids are used by coiners and the tissue or other paper to preserve the coins.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031214-name-63" type="given" value="LUCY KATE"/>LUCY KATE WOOD</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Charles Wood who keeps the Baxendale public house Columbia Road Bethnal Green—on November 27th I served Low with a glass of ale—he tendered a shilling—I found it was bad—he offered me sixpence which I did not accept but showed the shilling to my husband—he put it on the counter—I believe Low picked it up—afterwards the police were sent for—I believe these are the broken pieces of the coin.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031214-name-64" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES WOOD</persName> </hi>. I keep the Baxendale public house—on November 27th I saw Low in the bar and in consequence of a communication I sent</p>
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<p>For a constable—I went into the bar to prevent his escape—I said to him "I have been told you have been trying to pass bad money; let me see it"—he refused saying that he knew where he got it—he had the broken pieces in his hand—when the constable came I stated in his presence what had occurred and he asked Low if he had any more and proceeded to search him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">H.</hi>) I was called to the Baxendale public house on the night of November 27th—I told Low I should search him—he said he had given the coin to Mrs. Wood and that he did not know it was bad—I searched him—I only found a good sixpence on him—he had the broken pieces in his hand—I asked him for his address—he said 4 Mann Street Bethnal Green—I let him go.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Jeffery's statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "I plead guilty to uttering them two but not knowing them to be bad money."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Low's defence</hi>: "I found the coins in a parcel in London Fields Hackney and did not know they were bad."</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-69-19031214 t19031214-69-punishment-9"/>Three years' penal servitude each.</rs> </hi>
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<hi rend="italic">who received a good character as a soldier</hi>)—
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-69-19031214 t19031214-69-punishment-10"/>Six months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday December</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">th</hi> 1903.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS GLANVILLE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">otherwise</hi>
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<join result="nameAlias" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-70-19031214 t19031214-alias-1"/>BILES</rs> </hi> </persName>
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<interp inst="t19031214-70-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19031214-70-offence-1 t19031214-name-67"/>Philip Rutledge</persName> £1 from
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19031214-70-offence-1 t19031214-name-68"/>Alice Bullinaria</persName> 10s. from
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19031214-70-offence-1 t19031214-name-69"/>Jesse Barnes</persName> and £1 from
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<interp inst="t19031214-name-70" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19031214-name-70" type="surname" value="EMERY"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19031214-70-offence-1 t19031214-name-70"/>Walter Emery</persName> with intent to defraud;</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to forging and uttering orders for the payment of £10 and £17 18s. 6d., with intent to defraud having been convicted of felony at Clerkenwell on August 8th 1900.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">Four other convictions were proved against him.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-70-19031214 t19031214-70-punishment-11"/>Five years' penal servitude.</rs> </hi></p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HORACE WALTER MATTHEW NOBBS</hi> (27)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19031214-13-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/> to feloniously forging and uttering endorsements on three orders for the payment of £199 11s. 6d. £86 10s. 8d. and £329 15s. 5d.;</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to stealing three bankers' cheques for the same amounts the property of the
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19031214-13-offence-2 t19031214-name-72"/>Bipposu Mines Limited</persName> his masters.</rs> (
<hi rend="italic">See</hi> Rex
<hi rend="italic">v.</hi> Gaster Vol.
<hi rend="largeCaps">CXXXVIII</hi> page 1179).
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-13-19031214 t19031214-13-punishment-12"/>Eighteen months' hard labour.</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t19031214-13-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">DILLON WILLOUGHBY</hi> (41)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19031214-72-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/> Stealing £150 and £19 13s. the moneys of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19031214-72-offence-1 t19031214-name-74"/>Clem Jenkins</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. NEWTON CRANE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. C. F. GILL</hi> K.C.
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DRAKE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The prosecution offered no evidence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19031214-72-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19031214-73-offence-1 t19031214-name-76"/>Mary Ethel Pope</persName> his wife being alive.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LATHAM</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19031214-name-77" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19031214-name-77" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN McCARTHY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector.</hi>) I arrested the prisoner on Decem
<lb/>ber 3rd at 9 a.m. in Caledonian Road—I had no warrant—Sergeant</p>
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<p>Buckle was with me—I said "We are police officers and we are going to take you into custody on a charge of having feloniously married one Alary Ethel Pope at St. Saviour's Church Pimlico on January 9th 1902 your first wife Alice Muriel Smith being then and now alive"—he said "I have not seen or heard from my wife for sixteen years; she deserted me I did not desert her"—I said "You knew in 1896 that she was alive; it was proved in Court by her brother"—he said "Yes I remember that"—I obtained two certificates at Somerset House—I was acting because of complaints from both wives.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031214-name-78" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19031214-name-78" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t19031214-name-78" type="given" value="EDITH"/>EDITH SMITH</persName> </hi>. I live at 27 Sackville Gardens Hove and am the sister of Alice Muriel Newton formerly Alice Muriel Smith. I was present on April 27th 1887 at St. George's Hanover Square when she was married to the prisoner—she is alive and is in Court—she lived with the prisoner until sometime in 1888 when my mother was obliged to take her away from him because he was living without paying wherever he went and my mother was obliged to pay—they have lived apart eve: since—the prisoner pawned the wedding presents—my sister has partly lived at home since.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19031214-name-79" type="given" value="HENRY MONTEITH"/>HENRY MONTEITH SMITH</persName> </hi>. I reside at 83 Ermine Road Lewisham and am a clerk to Messrs. Barclay's the bankers—the prisoner's wife is my sister—in 1896 I made a statement in the prisoner's presence that ray sister was still alive and I also then gave my name and address—I was not then living at my present address but there was no difficulty in obtaining my address—I have been in Barclay's Bank for twenty-three years—I have not received any letters from the prisoner since 1896—a letter addressed to me at the bank would be handed to me without doubt.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I received a letter from you in 1891 but I think not since.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19031214-name-80" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t19031214-name-80" type="given" value="MARY ETHEL"/>MARY ETHEL POPE</persName> </hi>. I live at 1 Camelford Street Brighton and am the daughter of the late Colonel Pope of the Connaught Rangers—I first met the prisoner in October 1901—I took my mother to a theatre; she nearly fell on the stairs and the prisoner prevented her from being hurt—he asked her for her address and if he might call—he did so and became very friendly with us—he said he had been to see a specialist who told him that he had only a few months to live—he had pro
<lb/>posed to my mother for me and he asked me if I could marry him immediately to nurse him in his last months of life—he was supposed to have some internal complaint—I married him on January 19th 1902 at St. Saviour's Pimlico—he described himself as a widower and he told my mother that his wife had died of double pneumonia in the summer of 1901—he said she had deserted him shortly after they were married on April 27th 1887—he is described in the certificate as a journalist and his father as an Indian judge—he said that he himself was a war correspondent on the
<hi rend="italic">New York Herald</hi> and had £600 a year that his life was insured for £500 payable when ho was forty: he said he was then thirty-eight—I lived with him as his wife—we went first to Eastbourne</p>
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<p>then to Nice and then returned to London—we then went to Torquay—had no fortune of my own—my mother was of fairly comfortable means—I had an interest in a reversion and I sold it for £225 at his request as we had no money—that was soon after we left Exeter—the greater portion of that sum was expended in paying his debts—in the autumn of this year in consequence of what came to my knowledge I took these proceedings on the advice of my solicitor.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You have never struck me but you have never told me the truth from the day I met you and you concealed everything.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "My first wife deserted me on January 22nd 1888. She was taken away by her mother while I was away on business; I saw her once or twice up to October 2nd 1888; from that date up to the present I never set eyes on her. I corroborate the statement made by my second wife. I know I have done her a cruel wrong."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence said that he lost his first appointment as a clerk which was a good one through getting into debt; that his wife left him in consequence; that he always paid his way; that he had never seen his wife since January</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi> 1888
<hi rend="italic">nine months after they were married; that he had written to her and had employed a private detective to find her; that all his letters were returned unopened; that he went to Lewisham to try and find her but could not hear of her; that the money raised by the prosecutrix was only a very small portion of that to which she was entitled; that all he had told her was true; that he was perfectly certain in his own mind that his wife was dead; and that not having seen her for over seven pars he thought he was entitled to think so; that he was a cocaine maniac which had a great deal to do with his not telling the prosecutrix of his career.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19031214-73-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19031214-73-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 of felony at Clerken
<lb/>well on June</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">th</hi> 1896
<hi rend="italic">as Ambrose Winterton. Two other convictions were proved against him one being for forging the death certificate of his wife to obtain money from a society to bury her.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-73-19031214 t19031214-73-punishment-13"/>Seven years' penal servi
<lb/>tude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday December</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1903.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Lumley Smith Esq. K.C.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19031214-74-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19031214-74-offence-1 t19031214-name-82"/>Frederick Beale</persName> and £1 5s. from
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to assaulting
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19031214-74-offence-2 t19031214-name-84"/>William Walsh</persName>; having been convicted of felony at the West Ham Police Court on October 26th 1902.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">Several other convictions were proved against him.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-74-19031214 t19031214-74-punishment-14"/>Twelve months' hard labour.</rs> </hi></p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19031214-17-offence-1 t19031214-name-86"/>Abraham Rosenberg</persName> by false pretences with intent to defraud;</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to stealing certain pianos the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19031214-17-offence-2 t19031214-name-87"/>Frederick John Rogers</persName> and
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19031214-17-offence-2 t19031214-name-88"/>Alex Holman</persName>;</rs> having been convicted of felony at this Court on September 9th 1902.
<hi rend="italic">Several other convictions were proved against him.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-17-19031214 t19031214-17-punishment-15"/>Eighteen months' hard labour.</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t19031214-17-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN TAYLOR</hi> (38)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19031214-18-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="bigamy"/> to feloniously marrying
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19031214-18-offence-1 t19031214-name-90"/>Eliza Groves</persName> his wife being alive.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">He received a good character.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-18-19031214 t19031214-18-punishment-16"/> Discharged on recognisances.</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t19031214-18-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM RIDGEWAY</hi> (17)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19031214-19-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="assaultWithIntent"/> to attempting to carnally know
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19031214-19-offence-1 t19031214-name-92"/>Jane Louisa Brewster</persName> a girl under thirteen years of age.</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-19-19031214 t19031214-19-punishment-17"/>Three months in the Second Division</rs> </hi>—(18).
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<interp inst="t19031214-19-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY SMITH</hi> (28)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19031214-20-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, to stealing a barrow the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19031214-20-offence-1 t19031214-name-94"/>Gustavus Billings</persName>;</rs>
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<interp inst="t19031214-20-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to stealing a door mat the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19031214-20-offence-2 t19031214-name-95"/>James Chambers</persName> having been convicted of felony at St. Mary's Newington on June 12th 1901 in the name of Henry Marler.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">Four other convictions were proved against him.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-20-19031214 t19031214-20-punishment-18"/>Twelve months' hard labour.</rs> The Police in the case were commended by the Grand Jury.</hi>
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<interp inst="t19031214-20-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19031214-20-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FOSTER TUPHOLME</hi> (38)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19031214-21-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/> to having fraudulently converted to his own use a half sovereign entrusted to him by
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19031214-21-offence-1 t19031214-name-97"/>Eliza Ellerby Wilson</persName>.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">Several convictions were proved against him
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-21-19031214 t19031214-21-punishment-19"/>Dis
<lb/>charged on recognisances.</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t19031214-21-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES SPENCER</hi> (26)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19031214-22-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/> to stealing an overcoat belonging to Eric Klinckerfus;</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> a sugar basin and other property belonging to
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19031214-22-offence-2 t19031214-name-99"/>George Mullins</persName>;</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> a champagne cooler and other articles the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19031214-22-offence-3 t19031214-name-100"/>James William Paveley</persName> having been convicted of felony at this Court on November 18th 1901.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">Several other convictions were proved against him.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-22-19031214 t19031214-22-punishment-20"/>Eighteen months' hard labour.</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t19031214-22-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> And</p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19031214-23-offence-1 t19031214-name-102"/>Mary Elizabeth Young</persName> £3 13s. with intent to defraud having been convicted of felony at Weymouth on March 31st 1900 in the name of Charles Henry Smith.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-23-19031214 t19031214-23-punishment-21"/>Three months' hard labour.</rs> </hi>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner stated that he was</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic"> He received a good character.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-82-19031214 t19031214-82-punishment-22"/>Discharged on recognisances.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19031214-83-offence-1 t19031214-name-106"/>Jessie Kaulfuhs</persName> a girl under thirteen years of age.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RODERICK</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19031214-83-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-83-19031214 t19031214-83-punishment-23"/>Four months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t19031214-84-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="housebreaking"/> Feloniously breaking and entering the dwelling house of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19031214-84-offence-1 t19031214-name-108"/>Charles Homer</persName> with intent to steal.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. POYNTER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19031214-name-109" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19031214-name-109" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19031214-name-109" type="surname" value="HOMER"/>
<interp inst="t19031214-name-109" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HOMER</persName> </hi>. I reside at 42 Dundonald Road Willesden—on September Kith I left the house to go for a holiday everything being secure—shortly afterwards I received information and returned on September 20th—I found the panel of the door smashed in and marks of a
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi>—nothing was missing.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19031214-name-110" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19031214-name-110" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19031214-name-110" type="surname" value="BALL"/>
<interp inst="t19031214-name-110" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BALL</persName> </hi>. I at present live at Brightlingsea Essex—on Sep
<lb/>tember 14th I had a pony in a field near Mr. Homer's premises—I went to bring him in about seven o'clock and saw the prisoner leaning against a fence—I took the pony in and came out again and saw the prisoner leave 42 Dundonald Road—I went to the door examined it found
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> marks on it and an entrance forced—I saw the prisoner going down the street and gave chase and caught hold of him and told him he would be charged with burglary—he said I had made a mistake—I said he would have to</p>
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<p>go to the station—he put his hand in his pocket pulled out a
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> and struck me with it on the arm I had him by—we struggled and both went to the ground—he got away—he was under my observation about ten minutes.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19031214-name-111" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19031214-name-111" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19031214-name-111" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE COLE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant X.</hi>) I am stationed at Kilburn—on September 15th I examined Mr. Homer's house and found that an entry had been effected by breaking the panel of the door and inserting the hand drawing back the latch—there were also
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> marks corresponding to this
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—I saw the prisoner at Willesden Petty Sessions on December 3rd and told him he would be placed with other men for identification—he said "When did this job happen?"—I told him September 14th—he said "I was away hopping then and did not come back till the 18th or 20th"—he was placed with eight other men and immediately identified by Mr. Ball—he had a fair chance of being picked out.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19031214-name-112" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19031214-name-112" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19031214-name-112" type="surname" value="PITTAWAY"/>
<interp inst="t19031214-name-112" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD PITTAWAY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer X.</hi>) From information I received on November 27th at 4.30 p.m. I was in Pottery Lane and saw the prisoner go into the Queen's Head beerhouse—I got the assistance of two other officers and I went into the bar and said to the prisoner "I want to speak to you"—he came up to me—I told him I should arrest him on suspicion for burglary at Kilburn—he said nothing but struck me a violent blow on my ear with his fist—I beckoned to the two other officers who came across the road—we took him to the Notting Lane Station—he was very violent there and we had to handcuff him—I called a cab and he said he would kick the—cab to pieces—I sent for an ambulance trapped him down and conveyed him to Harrow Road Police Station where he was charged—he was not drunk but had been drinking.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> The other two officers I mentioned were about thirty yards from the Queen's Head; not just outside.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "I am not guilty and reserve my defence."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence complained that Sergeant Ayres had been to his mother's place and taken a lot of letters away.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19031214-name-113" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19031214-name-113" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19031214-name-113" type="surname" value="AYRES"/>
<interp inst="t19031214-name-113" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT AYRES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant X.</hi>) I called on the prisoner's mother and she produced an envelope with an address on it in the name of White—she said "Charles was down in Kent hopping at the time"—we com
<lb/>municated with the fanner in Kent who was said to have employed him and Detective Sergeant Cole received a reply that the farmer failed to identify the prisoner's photo or the name on his books as being there at the time—Richardson was the farmer's name—I have not heard of a Mr. Skinner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MRS. FISHER</hi>. I am the prisoner's wife—he was down in Kent in my maiden name White—we went hopping with Mr. Alfred Skinner on September 1st finished on the 16th and came home on the 17th—a letter was sent us on the 14th to Kent but the solicitor at Harlesden has kept it—I was going to engage him but he wanted too much money.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19031214-84-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19031214-84-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 of felony at West
<lb/>minster on April</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th</hi> 1902
<hi rend="italic">in the name of William Jones otherwise Charles Fisher. Eight other convictions was—proved against him.
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<interp inst="t19031214-84-punishment-24" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19031214-84-punishment-24" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-84-19031214 t19031214-84-punishment-24"/>Eighteen months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday December</hi> 16
<hi rend="italic">th</hi> 1903.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN ROBERT LAWSON</hi> </persName>
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<interp inst="t19031214-85-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="libel"/>Unlawfully writing and publishing a false and defamatory libel of and concerning
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19031214-85-offence-1 t19031214-name-115"/>William Joynson Hicks</persName> to which he pleaded a justification.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted; and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KEMP K.C</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. E. WILD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">During the prosecutor's evidence the prisoner withdrew his plea of justifica
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to the libel.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic"> Discharged on his own recognisances in</hi> £500.</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM SMOOTHY</hi> (42)</persName> and
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<interp inst="def2-86-19031214" type="surname" value="SMOOTHY"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ANNIE SMOOTHY</hi> (39)</persName>
<rs id="t19031214-86-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19031214-86-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19031214-86-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/> Stealing 1 170 yards of ribbon and a trouser stretcher the property of
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<interp inst="t19031214-name-118" type="surname" value="HOLLINGSWORTH"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19031214-86-offence-1 t19031214-name-118"/>Frederick Joseph Hollingsworth</persName> and another.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BROMBY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19031214-name-119" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19031214-name-119" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19031214-name-119" type="surname" value="HOLLINGSWORTH"/>
<interp inst="t19031214-name-119" type="given" value="FREDERICK JOSEPH"/>FREDERICK JOSEPH HOLLINGSWORTH</persName> </hi>. I am one of the firm of Hollings
<lb/>worth and Matthew shipping agents Barbican—early this month I had some velvet ribbon to deliver to some clients—on December 3rd our porter Powell took it to a truck which was standing at the door—this (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) is a portion of it—there were five parcels and something over 1 000 yards—this (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) is the sort of box that it was in—there was a private shipping mark on the wrappers outside the boxes these marks correspond exactly with our invoices—I have not the slightest doubt that these goods are ours—they went out on December 3rd with the wrappers round them about 11 a.m.—I recognise this trouser-stretcher—there was a small ivory label on it but it has been removed—I have two others in my possession part of the same lot with the label on them—the racks which held the label on are still there—the manufacturer's price for the goods is about £14.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19031214-name-120" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19031214-name-120" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19031214-name-120" type="surname" value="POWELL"/>
<interp inst="t19031214-name-120" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD POWELL</persName> </hi>. I am employed by Messrs. Hollingsworth and Matthew—on December 3rd about 11 a.m. I had five parcels of goods in boxes delivered to me to put on my hand-trolley and also a trouser stretcher—having put them on the trolley I went back into the office for some other things—when I came back I missed the trolley—I do not know any more about it.</p>
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<persName id="t19031214-name-121" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19031214-name-121" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19031214-name-121" type="surname" value="COLLISON"/>
<interp inst="t19031214-name-121" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN COLLISON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Detective Sergeant.</hi>) In consequence of informa
<lb/>tion about 4.1.") p.m. on December 3rd I went to a house in Whitecross Street which is 300 or 400 yards from Barbican—I went into a room over a barber's shop—I found the prisoners in the front room—the man was sitting in a chair by the fire the woman was also sitting down—I was with two other constables and I said "We are police officers and are</p>
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<p>making inquiries respecting some ribbon which has recently been stolen in the City from a barrow"—the man said "I have been ill for two or three weeks; I know nothing about any ribbon"—the woman said "We know nothing about it"—I said "I have reason to believe you do; I shall search your room do you occupy the back room?"—they said "Yes"—another detective went into the back room with the woman and I heard her say "You will find it all here; I bought it unknown to my husband off a man"—we found the ribbon and the trouser stretcher—I told them they would be taken to the station and charged with feloniously receiving the goods knowing them to be stolen—they were taken to Moor Lane Police Station—I returned to the room and made a further search—in the front room I found these two wrappers mixed up with a lot of other paper they have been identified by the prosecutor—I also found large sheets of brown paper which had evidently been wrapped round parcels (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) and where the labels had been there is a hole—also in the front room I found a quantity of other goods which have been identified as being the proceeds of similar larcenies—the back room was a sort of lumber room it contained all kinds of things brooches and rings and all kinds of odds and ends—they were not in boxes; they were thrown about the place—the boxes had all been stripped of their outer covering and the names of the makers had been removed—I found the boxes relating to this charge and the whole of the property reported to have been stolen from the trolley which was found close by—I found a quantity of ties body belts braces new petticoats and forty-two Christmas cards a special order made by Raphael Tuck—at the station the woman said she had bought the petticoat at Caledonian Cattle Market; she had bought four for 10s.—she said she was wearing two of them—two were found in the room—they form part of a dozen which had been stolen.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by William.</hi> I know you and your
<hi rend="italic">missus</hi>—from inquiries I have made I find that you sell jewellery in the streets—it was found that you had bought some table cloths at Milton Street sale room—the chenille which was found was not bought—I believe you have been ill for about two weeks—I was not told at your house that you had not been able to go out—I was told you had been queer for some time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Annie.</hi> You said you had bought four petticoats for 10s. in the cattle market; their value is 5s.—you said you were a dealer—you did not say you bought the ties.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. She "did not say where she bought the ties and I did not ask her—at that time we had no charge against her for them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19031214-name-122" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19031214-name-122" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19031214-name-122" type="surname" value="LEWIN"/>
<interp inst="t19031214-name-122" type="given" value="BENJAMIN"/>BENJAMIN LEWIN</persName> </hi>. I am an assistant to Raphael Tuck and Company Limited publishers and large makers of Christmas cards—on October 26th a number of Christmas cards were taken to the carriers by our van to be dispatched to Great Yarmouth—they were given to our carman Harry Ford—these two cards (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) are specimens of some made by us for somebody in Great Yarmouth they are our own designs; and are copyrights and cannot be made by anybody else—they were taken by Ford to be delivered.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19031214-name-123" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19031214-name-123" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19031214-name-123" type="surname" value="FORD"/>
<interp inst="t19031214-name-123" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY FORD</persName> </hi>. I am a driver to Messrs. Raphael Tuck and Company—on October 26th I received forty-seven parcels to take to Sutton's yard—I went to Foster's yard first—my packages were all right when I got there and as far as I know when I left—I then went to Sutton's in Golden Lane which is about two minutes' walk from Whitecross Street—I took my van into the yard with me—when I counted the parcels I had only forty-six instead of forty-seven—I have since ascertained that the parcel which had gone contained Christmas cards.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19031214-name-124" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19031214-name-124" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19031214-name-124" type="surname" value="ALCOCK"/>
<interp inst="t19031214-name-124" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL ALCOCK</persName> </hi>. I am a partner with Richard Allen of Richard Alien and Company clothing manufacturers of Basinghall Street—I sold some petticoats to be delivered at Brixton on November 24th—these (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) are a part of them—they were given among other things to George Moore our coachman; he had to deliver them at their destination.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Annie.</hi> I did not say at the police court that I had only sufficient stuff to make one petticoat.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19031214-name-125" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19031214-name-125" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19031214-name-125" type="surname" value="MOORE"/>
<interp inst="t19031214-name-125" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE MOORE</persName> </hi>. I was coachman to the last witness—on November 24th I had certain goods given to me to take to Brixton—these were part of them—I put them in the boot of the
<hi rend="italic">'bus</hi>—I went to the back of the omnibus and when I returned I missed a parcel.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The petticoats were done up in a bundle and I could see the top one—this one looks like it.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19031214-name-126" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19031214-name-126" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19031214-name-126" type="surname" value="HOAR"/>
<interp inst="t19031214-name-126" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD HOAR</persName> </hi>. I am traveller for Messrs. Alcock—I was with. Moore on November 24th when some goods had to be taken to Brixton—I was going with them—these petticoats (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) were among them—T put them into the
<hi rend="italic">"bus</hi> myself and two or three minutes afterwards I was told by the coachman that they were gone.</p>
<hi rend="italic">William Smoothy in his defence on oath said that he was a dealer and sold knives scissors combs and jewellery in the street: that he was taken id about a fortnight before December</hi> 3
<hi rend="italic">rd with bron hit is and violent cold and pains in his heart; that the doctor told him to keep in bed which he did; that the doctor came and saw him in bed and sent him medicine eight or nine times; that on December</hi> 3
<hi rend="italic">rd he had just got up for his wife to make the bed; that he knew nothing of the goods being in the house or how they came there; that he did not interfere with his wife's business and never asked her what she bought.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Annie Smoothy in her defence on oath said that she bought the ribbon outside the house on December</hi> 3
<hi rend="italic">rd of a man who looked like the police officer and said he was a traveller and asked if she would buy it which she did for</hi> 50
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.;
<hi rend="italic">that he had the trouser stretcher in a box and said he would make her a present of that; that the petticoats she had bought in the Cattle Market for</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">about a month ago and did not know they were stolen; that she bought the this also in the Cattle Market on the previous Friday with some Christmas cards and some buttons on cards; that the man who sold them to her was not the man who sold her the ribbon; that she gave the police his description and that he was called "Old Solly"</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19031214-name-127" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT SMOOTHY</persName> </hi>. I am a costermonger; the prisoner is my brother</p>
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<p>—he was ill on December 3rd and had been ill for just over a fortnight—I had not been to see him—I do not know if he was in bed—my daughter went to see him—I did not go because I was not friends with his wife—ho has had bronchitis before.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM SMOOTHY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at Clerkenwell on December</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">th</hi> 1896.
<hi rend="italic">Three other convictions were proved against him.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ANNIE</hi>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-86-19031214 t19031214-86-punishment-27"/>Twelve months hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday December</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">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">chap</hi> who called for drink and paid 2d.—then I served them with two penny packets of cigarettes for which the other man tendered this bad florin—I put it in the till and gave him 1s. 10d. change—there were no other florins in the till—they went out—when Purdie, the manager took the till we had a conversation—I saw him take out this florin and examine it—about 11.30 the men came into the bar again and I served the prisoner with a
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I saw you and the other man together—you drank together.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> They left together and came in the second time together.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Policeman.</hi>) I was present at the Westminster Police Court when the charge against the prisoner was gone into—I heard Walter Purdie the manager of the King's Head give his evidence and the Magistrate ask the prisoner if he wished to cross-examine him or ask him any question—I do not think he took advantage of it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">deposition read.</hi> "I am manager to Henry Guest and Company at the King's Head public house 163 Westminster Bridge Road—I cleared the-till at 11 p.m. November 9th. About two minutes after I went
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<p>man were standing. The other man walked out directly I showed the 2s. piece to the prisoner. I said to the prisoner "Do you know this is a bad 2s. piece you have tendered. He said. 'No.' I said. 'Well. I shall charge you with tendering it. He said. Well then you will have to prove that I knew it was bad.' A police officer was called in and the prisoner given into custody. Earlier in the evening I found another bad 2s. piece. They all bear the same date and seem to have come out of the same mould. The packet of cigarettes produced bears our firm's name. We only sell them over the counter."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">L.</hi>) About 11.-45 on November 9th Mr. Purdie called me to the King's Head and said that the prisoner and another were uttering counterfeit coin—the prisoner said—he only changed a 2s. piece—I searched him and found 1s. in silver and 10d. in bronze and this packet of cigarettes with the name of Henry Guest on it—I took him to the station where lie was charged—lie said he did not know the florin was bad and that someone had given it to him earlier in the evening—he was a little the worse for drink.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031214-name-134" type="given" value="JOHN WILLIAM"/>JOHN WILLIAM WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. These three florins are counterfeit and from the same mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "I did not know the coin was bad; I know nothing about the other party; I had had a drop of drink when he asked me to change this money; I was not aware it was bad.".</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Strongly recommended to mercy by the Jury on account of his youth.
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19031214-name-137" type="given" value="THOMAS HENRY"/>THOMAS HENRY PORKY</persName> </hi>. I am a builder of Grove Road Brentford—about April 6th I met the prisoner at the King's Head Acton—I gave him an order for wine amounting to £1 16s.—he said he was travelling for the Combined Wine Growers and Distillers' Syndicate. Limited—on May 4th I gave him a second order to the amount of £3 3s. and on July 1st a third order to the amount of £2 (is. (id.—I received the three lots of wine from the syndicate—this is the first invoice—I sent a cheque three or four days after the first order for the £1 16s.—I met the prisoner on July 15th in Chiswick I wont with him to the Pack Horse and Talbot Hotel—in conversation I said I wished to give him a cheque for my account on behalf of the company—he said, "It does not matter"—I said "Oh yes. I like to pay for what I drink." and I gave him a cheque for the three amounts. £7 5s. 6d. forgetting that I had sent the cheque for the first amount—I asked him whether I should make the cheque payable to the company or to him—he said it did not matter; the cheque was on behalf of the firm and he would send a receipt on behalf of the firm—this is the crossed cheque payable to him—he said he would send it to the company</p>
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<p>and the company would send me a receipt—three or four days afterwards I met him and asked him to give me a full receipt on behalf of the firm and ho gave me—this receipt on the printed form produced—I next received a letter from the syndicate who summoned me and I again paid the money—I met the prisoner and told him I had received a summons from his com
<lb/>pany—I said "I shall have to pay"—he said Well cannot I pay you Something?"—I said "No certainly not: you have summoned me into the County Court; I cannot accept it and I have put the matter into my solicitor's hands"—he said he had used the cheque as he was in want.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I did not meet you first at the Feathers Hotel Ealing but at my brother-in-law's house at Ac ton—I said it was very good whit—I did not say the weather was too warm for champagne when you recommended me still Moselle—I was on my tricycle when I stopped you and asked you for my account—you did not offer a settlement at the Star and Garter at Kew—I refused to telephone to you because 1 had been summoned.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031214-name-138" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER SQUIRES</persName> </hi>. I am landlord of the Crown and Anchor Chiswick—in July I was manager of the Pack Horse and Talbot Chiswick—I changed this cheque for £7 5s. 6d. for the prisoner who is a customer of mine—I paid it into my bank I believe on July 15th.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031214-name-139" type="given" value="CHRISTOPHER WILLIAM"/>CHRISTOPHER WILLIAM SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am manager of the Chiswick branch of the London and South-Western Bank—this cheque for £7 5s. 6d. was paid in by Mr. Squires and honoured by the London and Provincial Bank.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031214-name-140" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD GREEN</persName> </hi>. I am employed by the Wine Growers' and Distillers' Syndicate 37 Mincing Lane—the prisoner has obtained orders for the firm—ho had no authority to receive payment—he did not pay £7 5s. 6d. into the firm's account—in consequence of the non-payment of £2 2s. and £3 3s. the amounts of the two last orders Mr. Dorey was sued by the company.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We have paid your commission except something under 10s. on two small orders since July 15th when nothing was due—we always paid your commission on the Monday following the receipt of the order.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective T.</hi>) On November 30th at 12 Cormack Road Twickenham I served the prisoner with a summons—when I explained it he said "All right I shall be there"—he was committed for trial by Mr. Lane after evidence.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence said that he never wished to collect the com
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KIFFIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">G.</hi>) I was in the neighbourhood of the New North Road on November 12th about 1.10 a.m.—I saw three men coming down Alma Street—they stopped the prosecutor—I saw him struggle with them—I heard him shout "Take your hands out of my pockets"—I saw Morris strike him with his right list in the face—the blow knocked him down—lie got up and ran away—I went across and asked the men what they were about—the prisoner said "We are all
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<hi rend="italic">row</hi> between us"—I asked him whether he was going away or what he was going to do—he replied "I shan't go away before I like"—I took him into custody and charged him with being drunk and disorderly and assaulting a man unknown—I took him to the station where he was charged—about 5.30 a.m. I received information in consequence of which I went to the hospital about 7 a.m.—I found the prosecutor lying in bed there unconscious—I went back to the station and informed the officer on duty of it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was twenty to thirty yards off when I saw the men stop the prosecutor—the prisoner was drunk—the prosecutor was in liquor but could walk all right—there was an electric light opposite.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031214-name-145" type="given" value="ARTHUR JAMES"/>ARTHUR JAMES CAUSTON</persName> </hi>. I am a fitter of 209 Glyn Road Homerton—I was going home about 1 a.m. on November 12th when some men stopped me in the New North Road—the prisoner was one—one asked me for tobacco—then I received a blow in the face and fell—before I fell I felt somebody feeling down my pockets—I had had a drop of drink—I said loudly "Take your hands out of my pockets"—I do not remember any more till I found myself in the hospital the next morning and my watch and chain and 4s. in money gone from my back trousers pocket—I felt the men feeling down my coat first—I had this small jacket on but not this overcoat—at the hospital I found a scar on my nose one on my temple and one on my jaw—the next day I was taken to the station where I picked out the prisoner as the man who had asked me for tobacco and struck me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am not in employment—when I am I earn £2 a week—I was called out then in the Militia for seven weeks and receiving 14s. a week—the watch was solid silver—I am single—I had been to see my sister who keeps a greengrocer's shop in Grenville Street Brunswick Square near the Foundling Hospital—I left her a little after ten—I had drink at several public houses—I draw my money every day—I had drawn it that day—I had half a crown and 2s.—I had ten or twelve drinks—I paid out of the money my sister gave me—at the police court I said the prisoner did not seem friendly with the other two men; I do not think he was.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031214-name-146" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM AINGER</persName> </hi> M.R.C.S. I am house surgeon at the Metropolitan Hospital—I saw the prosecutor there about 2.45 a.m. on November 12th—I thought he was suffering from the effects of drink—I found him lying on a couch apparently unconscious; he smelt strongly of liquor—when I went to examine him he was obstreperous moving his head and swinging his arms about so that I found it quite impracticable to examine him</p>
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<p>thoroughly but I found a cut on the left side of his head about an inch long—when I started to probe it he began to move his head but from a superficial examination I should say it went to the bone—there was also a clear cut on his nose about an inch long and a bruise on the right side of the jaw which was swollen and slightly discoloured—the wounds might have been caused by falling on the pavement—they were recently inflicted—there must have been considerable violence.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031214-name-147" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS GILBERT</persName> </hi> (71
<hi rend="italic">G.</hi>) I was in Alma Street and heard the shout and went towards it—I saw three men knock the prosecutor down—I crossed the road and claimed the prisoner—the prosecutor sat up and ran in the direction of Bridport Place—I assisted Maby to take the prisoner to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was about 100 yards down the Alma Road—there was an electric lamp and gas light—I heard the prosecutor shout "Take your hands out of my pockets."</p>
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<interp inst="t19031214-name-148" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL LYNCH</persName> </hi> (91
<hi rend="italic">G.</hi>) I was in Bridport Place and about 140 yards from Alma Street and New North Road—I found the prosecutor un-conscious—I took him to the police station—he was examined by the divisional surgeon who ordered his removal to the Metropolitan Hospital.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I conveyed him to the police station on a barrow which I got from a mews close by—it took about half an hour and then we had to wait for the divisional surgeon.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence on oath said that he was returning home the worse for drink and was stopped by some men but had no recollection of seeing the prosecutor before.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">He received a good character.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-89-19031214 t19031214-89-punishment-30"/>Twelve months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ARTHUR GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KIFFIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<lb/>ton Park—I have collected rents for Mrs. Brown for six years—on Novem
<lb/>ber 16th I was in Nelson Street Stepney about 12.30 p.m.—it leads into Sidney Street and is parallel with the Commercial Road—I carry the money in this satchel with a strap across my shoulder—I came from No. 103 to go to 112—crossing the road I noticed the prisoner watching me at 13 Sidney Crescent when I was at 112—another man was with him but I did not see his face—I had hardly stepped off the pavement when I heard a signal between a cry and a whistle from where the prisoner was standing—I was immediately seized by the throat from behind—I tried to scream—I signalled to the prisoner with my left hand and thought he was coming to my help but he came in front of me and I felt his blow right in my face on my forehead—I fell and felt a pressure on my chest—I became unconscious—when I recovered consciousness I tried to get up but could not—my clothes were cut and torn and my hat was off—my arms dropped to my side I could not use them; I could not get up for</p>
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<p>some time—I was shown my bag at the police station—there had been £23 in it but about £4 was missing—on November 23rd I again went to the police station and recognised the prisoner among several others—after the blow I could hardly speak and the next day could hardly swallow anything—Dr. Dobson is still attending me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Very few people were about—I do not remember seeing anyone with the prisoner but everything got very black in front of me—I am certain he is the man.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031214-name-152" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY TOFFLER</persName> </hi>. I am a tailor of 31 Sidney Street—on November 16th I saw the prisoner and three or four men standing outside a shop lower down the street—as Mrs. Masters came from Nelson Street the prisoner and three or four men crossed the rood; as she put her foot on the step of a door the four men knocked her down—there was a rush of about eight men—when I saw her down I rushed to her assistance and one man struck at me but I turned my head and he missed and ran away—the prisoner and the others ran away—one had a lump of iron in his hand and hit me on the cheek—the prisoner took the prosecutrix's bag—they ran into John's Place—I ran and screamed "Stop thief!" till I could not run further—at Crossman's yard I saw a constable stop the prisoner with the bag of money.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I mentioned the lump of iron at the police station in a statement to the police.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031214-name-153" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HAYGREEN</persName> </hi> (222
<hi rend="italic">H.</hi>) I was in Rutland Street heard cries of "Stop thief" and stopped the prisoner at Crossman's yard seeing Toffler and others pursuing him—he had this bag in his right hand—at the station he said "If you had not been a faster runner than me I should have got away with it then I should have been all right."</p>
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<interp inst="t19031214-name-154" type="given" value="LEONARD"/>LEONARD DOBSON</persName> </hi> M.D. I practise at 59 Addison Gardens Kensing
<lb/>ton—on November 16th Mrs. Masters called at my house about 6 p.m.—I found her in a fainting and collapsed condition and very ill—I sent her home at once and went to her house shortly afterwards—she had a con
<lb/>tusion on the forehead between her eyes caused I think by a blow from the fist—the tissues all round the larynx were swollen she could hardly speak and could swallow with the greatest difficulty—she was suffering from extreme collapse there was hardly any pulse—I sent her to bed at once—the next day her condition was rather more serious the swelling of the throat continued and on that evening I had great doubts whether tracheotomy would not have been necessary and warned my partner to be present and the instruments ready—she could breathe and swallow with difficulty and her temperature was 102 or 103—we were able to avoid that necessity—by means of opium fomentations and stimulants we managed to relieve her from great congestion and the swelling in her throat gradually went down—in two weeks I allowed her to get up—she has had a very serious shock to her nervous system and is still very ill.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031214-90-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 of felony at Clerkenwell in February</hi> 1902.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-90-19031214 t19031214-90-punishment-32"/>twenty strokes with the cat.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday December</hi> 16
<hi rend="italic">th</hi> 1903.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Lumley Smith Esq. K.C.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19031214-name-157" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CHRISTMAS</persName> </hi>. I live at 93 Hargrove Park Junction Road. N. and am manager to Mr. Sidney Blofeld meat salesman 14 Central Meat Market—on November 4th the prisoner who was a stranger to me came in and asked the price of meat—we arranged prices and he selected some meat—he said he had got 80 or 100 pigs at home and asked if we sold pork—I said "No unless any customer sent any and if so we did the best we could to sell it for them"—he selected meat value £19 10s. 2d.—he went to the paying-in desk—I did not hear what took place—he came back and told me he had paid a cheque in—I asked him if he had given references—he said "Yes it will be all found perfectly right; there is plenty of money to meet my cheques; and another thing you need not trouble about that as you will be having some pigs in the morning to sell"—he went away—some porters came for the meat and it was taken out and placed on a van—this is the cheque—it was paid into our bank and returned unpaid on November 6th on which day I saw the prisoner again in the market—he said he was very sorry the cheque did not go through—I asked him about the pigs—he said "Well I got home too late and that is the reason you did not get the pigs"—he asked me to wait till the following Monday and no doubt he could meet the cheque—it has never been met.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> You came and asked the price of meat I did not touch you on the shoulder and ask what you would buy—you told me about the pigs whilst your meat was being weighed not after you had been to the paying-in desk—I did not understand you to say that you usually attended Bury St. Edmunds and Ipswich Markets every week and would probably buy 60 or 80 pigs and would probably send some to sell—you said you had 80 to 100 at home—I went out of the shop and saw the meat in your van—I did not say at the police court that I saw the name on it—I said that a man came back to us and said the name was on the van "J. Mack"—I cannot swear whether it was a van or cart.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031214-name-158" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE CHRISTIE</persName> </hi>. I live at 23 Claremont Square N. and am a clerk to Mr. Blofeld—on November 4th the prisoner came to our shop—I booked the weight of the meat he selected—the value of it was £19 10s. 2d.—I asked him for the amount—he wrote a cheque and asked me to fill it in—it had "J. Mack "on it—a blot was made on it and I asked him to initial it which he did "J. M." I believe—I handed it to another clerk and asked the prisoner for a reference—he gave me two Dean and Hatton meat salesmen Central Meat Market and A. Wilson and Sons.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You tore the cheque out of a book and gave it to me</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I do not remember whether I filled in the counterfoil before he tore the cheque out or after.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031214-name-159" type="given" value="AARON"/>AARON RAWKINS</persName> </hi>. I live at 4 South Park Ilford and am a salesman to Mr. Blofield—on November 4th the prisoner came to the shop—just before he left I went to the cart standing outside and asked him for further references as we were not satisfied with those he had given—he said he was sorry he could not do so but we should find the cheque all right—I went back and spoke to Mr. Christmas and then asked the prisoner his address—he said "North Street and Ripple Road Barking"—the next day by instructions I went to North Street Barking and found a shop with no name on it—in the shop I saw a man and had a conversation with him—the next day I think it was I saw Mack at our shop and told him I believe the man whose name was Wagner had said the shop did not belong to the prisoner; it belonged to him Wagner—I saw some pieces of meat there which had come from our shop—the prisoner said the shop was his the meat was his and that the man was his foreman and he had discharged him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> After I went to North Street Barking I went to 164 Ripple Road Barking and saw your wife in the shop—I made inquiries of her and said "Has not Mr. Mack got another shop in North Street?"—she said "Yes"—I can swear that I saw pieces of meat that came from our shop—I can not say that there was more meat there than came from our shop—you never told me that you were going to Bury Market—I believe you had a cart—I did not look for any name I saw you—I have only seen you in the market on two occasions the day you bought the meat and the following time you came up to see our
<hi rend="italic">governor</hi>—I believe you told our principal that if he would not pay the cheque in it would be met on the Monday—he did not say "If you would like to pay this money before 10 o'clock the matter will drop"—you made some offer but it was not accepted—I heard you say you had been disappointed of cash.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The prisoner's name was over the shop in Ripple Road—I told his wife I had come to make inquiries about the cheque being dishonoured—she said she was aware of that.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031214-name-160" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY DOVASTON</persName> </hi>. I am a cashier at the London and South-Western Bank Barking branch—I produce a certified extract of the bank account of J. Mack. 164 Ripple Road—that shows that the account was opened on September 29th with £20; £10 was drawn out on October 2nd there were several payments amounting to £4115s. 6d. and various cheques to self and tradesmen amounting to £42 16s. (6d.—when this cheque was presented for payment there was 9s. standing to the credit of the account—I also produce an extract from the return book which shows cheques dis-honoured—that shows October 24th J. Mack £4 7s. 7d. marked "Refer to drawer"; October 31st £3 2s. 6d. marked "Not sufficient"; October 31st £14 marked "Not sufficient"; November 5th Blofeld the cheque in</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The cheque for £4 7s. 7d. was re-presented and met—the cheque for £19 10s. 2d. was not re-presented.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> If the cheque had been re-presented on the 9th there would not have been enough to meet it—the account was overdrawn £4 through a mistake of mine.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031214-name-161" type="given" value="EDMUND MORTON"/>EDMUND MORTON HILL</persName> </hi>. I live at 38 Gaisford Street Kentish Town and am employed by Messrs. Hockley and Twigg. Central Meat Market—on October 30th the prisoner purchased some meat from us value £13 14s. 5d.—he paid for it by cheque for £14 and drew 5s. 7d. change—the cheque was paid in to our bank the same day and returned on November 2nd unpaid—I then sent Mr. Herbert Taylor to Barking to make inquiries.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined</hi> The first time I believe we did not ask you for any reference but you gave a reference in the market of a small amount—I have no recollection of your having had previous dealings with our firm—you told me you attended Bury and Ipswich Markets every week.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have been eleven years in the firm's employment six at one branch and five at another—as far as I recollect I do not know the prisoner at all except for this transaction.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031214-name-162" type="given" value="HERBERT"/>HERBERT TAYLOR</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the employment of Hockley and Twigg—on November 2nd I was sent down to make inquiries about the prisoner but did not see him—I saw him at his shop in Ripple Road on either the 3rd or 4th—I asked him about the £14 cheque given to our firm—he said he had had a deal in pigs and that the cheque had been returned and he could not pay—I went down to Barking twice.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You told me you would call up the next morning and see our firm.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031214-name-163" type="given" value="FREDERICK CHARLES"/>FREDERICK CHARLES HUDSON</persName> </hi>. I live at 21 Cleveland Park Avenue Walthamstow and am in the employment of Woodham and Boddy Central Meat Market—on October 30th we sold £5 2s. 6d. worth of meat to the prisoner which was paid for by cheque which was returned on November 2nd marked "N.S."—we wrote to the prisoner at 164 Ripple Road asking for the money but got no reply.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I know you were served with a summons in the Mayor's Court on the 3rd—some arrangement was made with the solicitor—you have sent one lot of pigs to our firm to sell.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> That was three weeks or a month before we took any cheque from the prisoner—there were five pigs.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031214-name-164" type="given" value="TEMPLE"/>TEMPLE COULTHURST</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the prosecutor's employment—on November 4th I went to the two references given by the prisoner Messrs. Dean and Hatton and Messrs. Wilson and Sons and made in
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was present at the desk when you gave those references.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate.</hi> "I am not guilty and reserve my defence. I thought there were means in the bank to meet the cheque."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence on oath stated that on Monday November 2nd after closing his shop he and his wife counted up the cash in hand which was</hi> £43
<hi rend="italic">in gold and</hi> £11
<hi rend="italic">in silver: that his wife said she was going to pay the gold into the bank in the morning the</hi> £11
<hi rend="italic">in silver being retained by him as he was going to Ipswich Market; that he did not return home till early on Wednesday morning; that he went to Hockley and Twigg's to purchase some meat and asked them to hold the cheque which had been returned over till the following Monday and he would pay it; that it was untrue that he told Christmas he had</hi> 80
<hi rend="italic">to</hi> 100
<hi rend="italic">pigs; that he gave the cheque in question thinking there would be money in the bank to meet it as his wife had arranged but which she had neglected to do; and that he was innocent of any fraud.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. AVORY K.C</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BIRON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. AVORY</hi>. The prisoner has lived there for the last five years and has been in the habit of letting out flats to a certain extent—at this time an officer in the Army was occupying the drawing-room floor and it was his dinner I was looking after—I have acted there as butler—the prisoner generally has her dinner in the dining room and the things were being got ready in the kitchen—there generally are knives on the kitchen table for cooking purposes—I had been out a good deal of the day on November 14th—I had had a good deal to drink—I wanted to go out to the grocer's but the prisoner said I was not to go and tried to prevent me—there was a struggle but I did not strike her—I pushed her—I may have said at the police court that I was not prepared to say that I had not struck her—I did not feel the pain in my back during the struggle—I had no trouble in getting out—I got more drink while out returned to the house and finished my work of waiting upon the gentle-man upstairs—I never complained that there was something the matter with my back—the prisoner might have called my attention to the fact: I did not take much notice—perhaps I was so drunk I do not remember—I am all right now and there was nothing the matter four days after—I do not know who has paid the doctor's bill; I have not—he came several</p>
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<p>times to see me—I swear I have not been guilty of violence to her on previous occasions—I was about three years ago taken to the Walton Street Police Station by the police—the trouble arose over a com-plaint that I had thrown a boot at her—since the present affair happened I have said I was quite sure she never intended to hurt me and that what-ever happened was an accident in the scuffle—I never made a charge against her—the police came to the house and insisted on my going to the police Court.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I really do not know what occurred—in the kitchen.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I did not notice anything for fifteen or twenty minutes—I did not take a knife up nor put one into myself—there was no one else in the kitchen but the prisoner and myself.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector B.</hi>) On November 16th I went to 44 Brompton Square with Sergeant Ferrett—I saw the prisoner—I said "We are police officers; I saw you last night; from information since obtained I shall charge you with wounding a man named Tait with intent to do him grievous bodily harm"—she said "Yes I did it; I hope he is dead; he has aggravated me for weeks"—I took possession of a jacket and the following day a blood-stained vest—the coat has a cut at the back and there is a corresponding mark in the waistcoat—I went down stairs and saw the prosecutor who was in bed in the basement front room—I took the prisoner to the station and charged her—she made no reply.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The cut in the waistcoat is on the left side under the left arm—the man made no charge against the prisoner—I now know it was through Lieutenant Thompson that the police were communicated with—on the night in question the prisoner had been drinking and was in such an excited state that she might have said anything—on the follow-ing night when I saw her she was in a state of excitement.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant B.</hi>) I went on the Monday with Hayter to 44 Brompton Square—I saw the prisoner there—she said "He has been the ruin of my life; he and his
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<hi rend="italic">stick;</hi> he has assaulted me over and over again."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> She was in such an excited state that she might have said anything.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I do not say that she was too intoxicated to know what she was saying; she was very excited and might have said any-thing but I think she perfectly understood everything.</p>
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<lb/>cated with the police.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> While Tait waited on me at my dinner I noticed nothing the matter with him—when the prisoner first spoke to me about him she seemed to be very anxious and asked me to go for a doctor and was very profuse in her thanks afterwards.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He was as well as he is to-day—I had been out with him on the Saturday but had not been drinking—when the prisoner told me to fetch a doctor I knew it was for Tait but I did not know what it was about.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I think he was suffering from drink and thought he might have
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Tomkins.</hi> The day before you went out with some grapes in a van and took 6s. 1 1/2d.—you came later on and offered me £4 but I could not accept it as the matter was then in the hands of the police.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer L.</hi>) I received information from the prosecutor about October 30th—I made inquiries and kept a look out for the prisoners—I arrested Tomkins on November 24th at 28 Northampton Place Walworth where he lives—I told him he would be charged with stealing 205 boxes of grapes—he said "Where is your warrant?"—I produced my warrant card and took him in custody—he said "All right"—on the way to the station he said "Hilliard is responsible; I meant to pay him; I had my half I know that; I will do all I can to make things right."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer L.</hi>) I arrested Hilliard on Sunday December 13th at 9 p.m. at Rodney Road Police Station—he was detained there—I told him the charge—he said "Yes I got through part of my money and I was afraid to face the man; that's true"—when charged he made no reply—he was committed for trial last Monday morning.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners' statements before the Magistrate: Tomkins says</hi> "I am willing to pay the money my half. My wife is
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<hi rend="italic">Hilliard</hi> says "I never stole the grapes; there is no witness here."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Hilliard in his defence on oath stated that he and Tomkins had the grapes; that on the first day they only took</hi> £1 5s.
<hi rend="italic">and that altogether they took</hi> £39s. 10d.;
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<hi rend="italic"> They received good characters and on December</hi> 17
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<hi rend="italic">Thursday December</hi> 17
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1903.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Darling.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEESE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DWYER</hi>
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<interp inst="t19031214-name-188" type="given" value="KENNETH"/>KENNETH GRAHAM</persName> </hi>. I am the secretary to the Bank of England—on November 24th I went to the waiting room of the Bank about 11 a.m.—I saw the prisoner there—I had never seen him before—I said "Mr. Robinson "in a tone of interrogation—he said "Can I see Sir Augustus Prevost?"—he is the late governor—I said "No"—he said "Can I see Mr. Morley the deputy governor?" he is now really governor—I said "Mr. Morley has not arrived at the Bank; will you tell me what your business is?"—he said "I suppose you are in charge"—I said "Yes"—he then rose to his feet—he was seated when I entered the room—he handed me this roll of paper (
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<interp inst="t19031214-name-189" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE TOMBIE</persName> </hi>. I am head waiter at the Bank parlour at the Bank of England—after Mr. Graham had gone into the waiting room I was in the passage—I heard talking in the room—I heard a shot and saw Mr. Graham leave the room and whilst he was coming to the door between the passage and the hall two more shots were fired inside the room—I went round through another part of the Bank to a lobby and stood where I could see along the passage—I saw the prisoner come out of the waiting room and try to open the door of the passage which had been fastened—he called out "Come on you cowards you curs"—he had a revolver in his right hand then—I think the police were then on the other side of the door—the prisoner turned round and saw me—he instantly levelled the revolver—I sprang back and heard a report—I then went through the lobby to the Bank parlour; before doing so I saw the prisoner coming down the passage in my direction—he came from the lobby into the library—I crept into the lobby and up to the door of the library and closed it on him after he had gone in—as I was in the act of closing it he turned round—he had the revolver in his hand then—I closed the door quickly; I called for help and remained outside until the police entered and the prisoner was secured.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City Police Inspector.</hi>) On November 24th I was on duty at the Bank—about 11 a.m. I was sent for to the Bank parlour—I went to the door leading into the lobby which was being held by several Bank officials—I opened it and saw the prisoner standing about eight yards from the door—I told him to put down the revolver which he was resting on his left arm—he was shouting "Come on you curs; come on you cowards"—I could not persuade him to put it down so I went to another door which Tombie was holding—it was locked on the inside—I called upon the prisoner to open it—he said "I will but don't you come in or I will shoot you"—I opened the door and saw the revolver pointed at me—I clutched hold of the prisoner by his arm; he swung himself round and jumped out of my grasp; he yelled and ran from the door to the middle of the room—he said "If you move I will shoot you; send me that tall man; I want that tall man" (
<hi rend="italic">Mr. Graham)—I</hi> asked him to put the revolver down and I would speak to him but he kept on shouting "I want that tall man"—he then gradually walked backwards to the fireplace keeping the revolver on his arm—the room is a long one—he</p>
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<p>sat down in a chair—after a time I persuaded him to put the revolver down for a minute on the mantelpiece but he still kept on shouting "I want that tail man"—I made a move as if to go towards him—he jumped up got hold of the revolver and put it across his arm and said "If you move I will shoot you"—I was waiting for the hose to arrive; it came and the first stroke caught him full in the face—he was so dum
<lb/>founded that he stooped down—he recovered himself just as Detective Digby and I rushed into the room—the prisoner jumped into the air and threw the revolver with all his might—it just missed me and went through the glass of the library bookcase—I picked it up and rushed at him—as I was doing so he picked up a heavy chair—he lifted it above his head and rushed at two other officers and attempted to deal them a terrific blow—it slightly caught one of the officers on the hand but it practically missed him and caught the edge of the table and broke a piece off—we then secured him—by that time we were nearly drowned by the water from the hose—I examined the revolver and found five empty cartridge cases in it where the cap had been exploded and one where the cap had not been exploded—that one is filled with candle grease and a little bit of gold on top of it—the powder is still there and it could be fired—it is a six chambered revolver—I went to 80 Westbourne Street Sloane Square where the prisoner lived—I found this box then—there were originally fifty cartridges in it—I found forty-five in it and there were five cartridge cases and four bullets which had been extracted—they had been apparently worked out—I do not know if any of them had been sealed with gold; the prisoner made a statement which rather led us to believe they were—we found at his lodgings some papers and docu
<lb/>ments showing that he had been in the '2
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi> Canadian Rifles—I also found some letters of character which was given as good and a book containing a statement about property—when he was at the station he was rambling about several things—I said "Supposing that black ribbon had been taken off that petition first what would have happened?"—he said, "He would have had to look out for himself"—I said "Suppose the white had been taken off first"—he smiled and said "Oh then he would have been all right."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It is a large-sized ordinary military revolver—it was purchased about two years ago at a pawnbroker's in the Commercial Road; it is a type which was largely used in the late war; it kills at 200 yards—I did not find any bullets on the prisoner when he was arrested or anything pointing to his belonging to any society or anything of the Kind—he appears to have acted perfectly independently as far as I can find.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031214-name-191" type="given" value="HUGH"/>HUGH GRIFFITH</persName> </hi>. L.R.C.P. and L.R.C.S. Edinburgh. I was at the Cloak lane Police Station on November 21th—I examined the prisoner—111 my opinion he was then so insane as not to be responsible for his Actions—if he had suffered in a hot country on two or three occasions from malarial fever that might affect his mind—hardship in a cold country like Klondyke and then in a hot country like South Africa would be likely to affect his mind as also would the dangers of the late war.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031214-name-192" type="given" value="WILLIAM DEWEY"/>WILLIAM DEWEY BUNCOMBE</persName> </hi>. M.R.C.S. L.R.C.P. London. On Novem
<lb/>ber 24th the prisoner was brought to me by the police—he remained under my observation until December lst when he was taken to the Mansion House—from November 24th to December 1st he was insane.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I entirely agree with Dr. Griffith's evidence.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031214-name-193" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SCOTT</persName> </hi>. I am the medical officer at Brixton Prison—I have had the prisoner under my observation there since December 2nd—at that time in my opinion he was of unsound mind and has so remained until to-day—I am of opinion that that unsoundness had existed at least from November 24th.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have seen certain letters purporting to come from him to hit family; several attacks of malaria are mentioned in them—if the statements are true the malaria and fever would affect his mind as well as the hardships he has undergone—I think he will recover but it will take some time.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. NOLAN</hi>
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<interp inst="t19031214-name-196" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES DUNWORTH</persName> </hi>. I am a sanitary inspector to the City of London—on December 3rd about 12.45 I was pasting 123 Middlesex Street; I heard a scream; I looked round and saw the prisoner in the doorway with his lift arm round a woman; his right arm was slightly raised and I saw something bright in it—I saw his arm descend—I immediately rushed at him caught him by the back of his neck and threw him into the street—I then saw this shoemaker's knife (
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I saw your arm descend—I cannot say if you struck the woman or not.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031214-name-197" type="given" value="ROSE"/>ROSE KEMP</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's wife and up to a month ago lived with him at St. Stephen's Road Bow—I left him about a fortnight before December 3rd because he would not do any work and was leading me a cruel life—we have been married twenty-live years and have had thirteen children; eight are living; the youngest is now three—I did not have any words with the prisoner when I left him—I went to some friends—I go out to work—I saw the prisoner once or twice after I left him and before December 3rd—he came up and abused me; he asked for money—I asked him what I was to do with the children and he struck me—on December 3rd I was at 123 Middlesex Street; he came and asked me what I was going to do about the children—I said I would do my best if he would do his and if he would take one child I would take the other—I said "You have had money and spent it"—he took a knife from his pocket and if it had not been for Inspector Dunworth I should</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You did not ask me to advance you money to save the brokers coming in.</p>
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<interp inst="t19031214-name-198" type="given" value="ROSE"/>ROSE BROOKS</persName> </hi>. I am the married daughter of the last witness and the prisoner and live at 35 Palm Street—on December 3rd between nine and ten o'clock the prisoner came to my house and asked me for some money—I said I had not got any but I would try and get it for him—he said he wanted it to save the little ones being turned into the street—he asked me where my mother was—I said I did not know—he said he would take her head clean off her body and he has said so before—he is a bootmaker and uses this knife in his trade (
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<interp inst="t19031214-name-199" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY WOODING</persName> </hi>. I am a shoemaker—the prisoner lives at my house—on November 30th he came in; he was sober—he said "She is the one I want and I mean to have her"—he told me that he meant his wife whom he was living apart from—I told his wife she had better keep out of his way—he said he could not keep his children.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City.</hi>) On December 3rd about 12.45 I was fetched to 123 Middlesex Street—I found the prisoner in Dunworth's custody—I saw the prosecutrix bleeding from her left cheek—I saw a knife—I asked the prisoner why he had done it—he said "For the sake of the children."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see any blood on the knife.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence said that he went to his wife to ask her for some money to save the children from being turned into the street; that she refused to assist him: that she was carrying on with another man but said that when she got settled down she would take the child Arthur; that he did not remember anything after that as his memory became a failure; that he had no intention of murdering her; that he did not know if he was the cause of the wound on her face because his mind was so agitated he did not know what he was doing; and that he had the knife in his pocket because he was going to use it for his dinner.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19031214-name-201" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY WOODING</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) I have known the prisoner and his wife for about four years—we live in the same house—she is a sober hard-working woman and has always looked after her children—I have never known her to be unfaithful to her husband—I warned her of what was going to happen because of what the prisoner had said to me—he could have got work if he had liked.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have done all I could for you and given you work—you could have got work besides mine the same as other men do.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday December</hi> 17
<hi rend="italic">th</hi> 1903.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. W. B. CAMPBELL</hi>
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