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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, February 8th, 1904, and following days.</p>
<p>Before the Right Hon.
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<interp inst="t19040208-name-1" type="given" value="JAMES THOMPSON"/>SIR JAMES THOMPSON RITCHIE</persName> </hi>, Bart.,
<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London: the Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t19040208-name-2" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER PHILLI
<lb/>MORE</persName> </hi>. Knight, one of (ho Justices of His Majesty's High Court; Sir
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<interp inst="t19040208-name-3" type="given" value="REGINALD"/>REGINALD HANSON</persName> </hi>, Bart, M.A., LL. D., F.S.A., Sir
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<interp inst="t19040208-name-4" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER WILKIN</persName> </hi>, K.C.M.G., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">FORRRST FULTON</hi>, Knight, K.C., Recorder of the said City;
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<interp inst="t19040208-name-5" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN POUND</persName> </hi>, Esq., Sir
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<interp inst="t19040208-name-6" type="given" value="GEO WYATT"/>GEO. WYATT TRUSCOTT</persName> </hi>, Knight.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS BOOK CROSBY</hi>, Esq., M.D., and
<hi rend="smallCaps">W. MURRAY GUTHRIK</hi>. Esq., M.P., other of the Aldermen of the said City;
<hi rend="smallCaps">FREDKRICK ALRERT BOSANQUET</hi>. Esq., K.C., Common Serjeant of the said City; and
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES ALEXANDER RENTOIL</hi>, Esq., K.C., M.P., LL. D., Deputy Judge of the City of London Court, His Majesty's Justices of Over 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="t19040208-name-7" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN KNILL</persName> </hi>, Bart., Alderman.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040208-name-8" 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="t19040208-name-9" type="given" value="ANDREW WILLIAM"/>ANDREW WILLIAM TIMBRELL</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040208-name-10" 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. FOURTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that the prisoners have been previously in custody—two star</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, February</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1904.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to doing damage to another pane of glass, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19040208-183-offence-2 t19040208-name-14"/>Harrington's, Limited</persName>. </rs>
<hi rend="italic">Eleven previous convictions were proved against Bushnell, and three against Christmas.</hi> </p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-183-19040208 t19040208-183-punishment-1"/>Fifteen months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Five years' penal servitude.</hi> </rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Eighteen months' hard labour.</hi> </rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Nine months' hard labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19040208-185-offence-2 t19040208-name-23"/>the Postmaster General</persName>, he being employed under the Post Office.</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to stealing a Post Office Savings Bank deposit book, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19040208-186-offence-3 t19040208-name-25"/>the Postmaster General</persName>; </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to unlawfully and fraudulently obtaining from
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to stealing while servant to
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<lb/>turing Company, of 97, Queen Victoria Street—on January 1st Brotherton came to me with an order from D. B. Hook, of Upper Thames Street, for 60 feet of 2—Inch belting, 60 feet of 2 1/2—Inch, and 60 feet of 3—Inch—I supplied him with the 2—Inch and 3—Inch; we had not the 2 1/2—Inch in stock—D. B. Hook are customers of ours—he signed the order as having received the goods in the name of W. Kempson—I am sure he is the man—I sent him round to our works at 219, Upper Thames Street, for the rest of the goods—I next saw him about a fortnight after
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<interp inst="t19040208-name-41" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY PRINCE</persName> </hi>. I am a salesman to Ridley, Whitley & Co., linoleum and leather cloth manufacturers, of 46, Newgate Street—on January 7th Brotherton came with this order, marked E—he signed it in the name of Jackson and took away three rolls of American cloth—the order purports to come from D. B. Hook, 177, Upper Thames Street—we have a customer D. B. Hook, of 155, Upper Thames Street—on January 8th he brought this order, marked G, for three pieces of American cloth, which I let him have—the order purported to come from the same people—on January 11th he came again with an order purporting to come from Mr. Hook, in consequence of which I let him have six pieces of American cloth—he signed for each of the goods—for two lots he signed "J. Jackson and once "G. Jackson"—when I let him have the goods I believed we were executing orders for D. B. Hook—I have no doubt that Brotherton is the man to whom I supplied the goods.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040208-name-42" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BATTEN</persName> </hi>. I am entering clerk to Ridley, Whitle & Co., Limited—I saw these two receipts signed by Brotherton in the name of J. Jackson.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040208-name-44" type="given" value="CHARLES MATTHIAS"/>CHARLES MATTHIAS FIELD</persName> </hi>. I am manager to D. B. Hook, 155, Upper Thames Street—we are India-rubber and leather cloth manufacturers—our firm has existed in Mr. Hook's name for twenty-six years, and we have been at 155 for over fifteen years—I know Upper Thames Street well—there is no other firm of our name there—No. 177 is in the occu
<lb/>pation of a coffee house keeper, a baker, and a blacksmith—nobody there sells waterproof coats or belting, or anything of that kind—we sell all those things—this billhead is nothing like ours—none of these orders were given by my firm—we sometimes buy an article from Ridley, Whitley, but the purchases would not come to 5s. in fifteen years—I do not know Brotherton.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">G.</hi>) On January 12th, about 11 a.m., I was called to Messrs. Edwards & Son, Great Sutton Street, Clerkenwell—in con
<lb/>sequence of what Mr. Edwards said to me in Brotherton's presence, I told him I should take him to the station—he said, "You will have to get the other man"—I took him to Cloak Lane Police Station and then to Bridewell.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. Since then we have arrested the other man.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Inspector, City</hi>). On January 12th I saw Brotherton at Bridewell Station—after he had been identified by Brown I told him I was a police officer, and that he would be charged with obtaining a quantity of goods from the Gandy Belt Company on January 1st by means of the order which I produced—he said, "I know nothing about it; the order was given to me this morning by a man I have been living with in Barnsbury Street"—he was then charged—I found a slip of paper on him with "D. B. Hook, Upper Thames Street," written on it—in this pocket book I find "Ridley, Whitley, Newgate Street, and Cheapside, £4 12s.," and in another part of the book there is "G. Jackson, to-morrow"—in consequence of what he said I went to a lodging house in Barnsbury Street, where about a fortnight afterwards I found Bugden, who said that Brotherton was innocent—I showed Brotherton the receipts—he denied taking the order signed "Kempson;" the others he admitted taking.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Brotherton's defence:</hi> When I was living in Barnsbury Street the other prisoner asked me to take a letter for him. I said. "All right." He told me to wait for it. I took it and waited for the answer;. I did not know what it was. I am innocent.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, February</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1904.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant.</hi>) I am stationed at Wood Green—on January 7th I was with Detective Alright in St. Michael's Terrace, Wood Green—I saw the prisoner examining something bright wrapped in paper, under a street lamp—I kept him under observation—he walked by St. Michael's Terrace, and along by the Railway Tavern, where Alright arrested him—on the way to Wood Green Police Station he struck me in my mouth and became violent—he was charged at the station—he gave his address as 2, Broadway, Wood Green—I searched the house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> You threw your arm round and struck me in my mouth, and Alright drew his truncheon.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Y.</hi>) I am stationed at Southgate—on January 7th I was with Tritton in St. Michael's Terrace—from what we saw we followed the prisoner and told him we were police officers and should take him into custody on suspicion of possessing and uttering counterfeit coin—on taking him to the station he became very violent and struck Sergeant Tritton on his face—I told him if he did not desist I should use my truncheon on him—on searching him at the station in his hip pocket I found these eleven counterfeit florins wrapped in a piece of paper, so as to prevent their rubbing—I said to him, "I believe these coins to be counterfeit"—he said, "Yes, they are; I could take you to the man I got them from"—I found 6d. and 1d. good money loose in his trousers pocket—I marked the coins in his presence—I after
<lb/>wards went with Tritton to his house.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I said if you liked to give me information you could do so—you said you would think it over—you made a statement to Inspector Morley.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040208-name-52" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am an Inspector of coin to H. M. Mint—these eleven coins are counterfeit and of the same mould—they are wrapped up in the usual way with counterfeit coiners, in a long strip of paper, so that each coin is separated, so as to preserve them from rubbing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "No, I have not any
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<hi rend="italic">The police stated that the prisoner had given serviceable in
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19040208-name-56" type="given" value="JOHANNA FRANCISCOE"/>JOHANNA FRANCISCOE JASPER</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of William Jasper, of 41, Greyhound Road, Tottenham—on December 1st I let two rooms on the first floor to Mr. Cooper, who is the prisoner Turner—he moved in on December 3rd with the prisoner Lizzie Gray as his wife, but I did not see him till December 14th, though he came on the Saturday—he told me Turner was Lizzie Gray's brother—Mrs. Cooper paid the rent, 4s. 6d. a week.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040208-name-57" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES MORLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Inspector.</hi>) I am stationed at Kentish Town—in consequence of information received I went with Detective Sergeant Liddle and Detective Tritton to 41, Greyhound Road, Totten
<lb/>ham on Saturday, January 16th, about 11 a.m.—the landlady, the last witness, admitted us—Lizzie Gray was at the foot of the stairs—I asked for her name—I think she said "Cooper"—I said, "What is your husband?"—she said, "A general dealer"—I said, "Is he in?"—she said, "No, he is out"—I said, "We are police officers; I am looking for a man whose wife has got a red face; you have got one, and I want to go up stairs"—we went to the first floor back, where I saw Turner and William Gray—I knew Turner was the man I was searching for, and I said to him, "Are you in the habit of visiting the Greyhound and the Black Boy public house?"—I said that they must consider them
<lb/>selves in custody—I said to Turner, "Turn out your pockets"—he took out of his pocket two florins, 6d. and 1/2 d., good money—I then said to William Gray, "Turn out your pockets"—from his right trousers pocket he turned out a paper bag containing thirty-seven counterfeit shillings and threw them on the table—Turner said, "He is innocent; I gave them to him as I heard you coming up the stairs, and she knows nothing about it"—I searched the room—in a goblet on the top of the shelf on the mantelpiece I found these counterfeit shillings loose—in various parts of the room I found this ladle, two files, three rolls of copper wire, a bottle containing acid, a bottle containing oil, a paper bag containing plaster of Paris, another bag, a saucer containing silver, a quantity of brass filings and fused metal taken from the ladle, and this lamp black and zinc—the furniture consisted of a table, two chairs, and an orange</p>
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<p>box turned upside down—they were taken to Wood Green Station and formally charged with having these coins in their possession—I asked their names at the station—the woman pave "Lizzie Gray" and the young man "William Gray"—Turner said, "All I have to say the
<hi rend="italic">lady</hi> knows nothing about it."</p>
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<interp inst="t19040208-name-58" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of coin to H.M. Mint—these thirty-nine counterfeit coins are all from the same mould, and the articles produced are part of the stock in trade of a coiner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners' statements before the Magistrate: Lizzie Gray:</hi> "I do not want to say anything."
<hi rend="italic">William Gray says:</hi> "I had never seen anything like that before. I have seen brooches and chains done, and did not know the other things were in the place till Saturday morning."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Lizzie Gray's defence:</hi> Turner asked me to look after his place, and I went to live with him, but knew nothing about the coins; he told me he was a general dealer.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Lizzie and William Gray recommended to mercy by the Jury, believing them to be the dupes of Turner.</hi> </rs> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">TURNER</hi>**†,
<hi rend="italic">against whom several convictions were proved—
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<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t19040208-194-punishment-17" type="punishmentDescription">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">LIZZIE GRAY</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">enter into recog
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROOTH</hi>
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<interp inst="t19040208-name-61" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH WATTS</persName> </hi>. I am a barmaid at the Liverpool Street Railway Station refreshment room—on January 8th, about 8.30 p.m., I served the prisoner with a small lemonade, price 2d.—she tendered this florin, which I bent, as I noticed it was smooth and shiny—I returned it to her—I said, "This is a bad one; I want another"—she gave me this second florin—I called in Young, the waiter, and said, "This is the second coin I have had; what shall I do about it?"—he said to the prisoner, "You will have to come and see the manageress"—I stopped in the bar.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner did not appear to have had too much to drink—we were very busy in the bar—both coins are of the same year, 1901.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040208-name-62" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY YOUNG</persName> </hi>. I am a waiter at the Liverpool Street Railway Station—on January 8th Miss Watts called me and said, "She has come here with two bad 2s. pieces"—I took her with me and gave her in charge of Inspector Rayment—she dropped one of these coins outside the refreshment room door—I picked it up—both are bent—I received the other coin from Watts and handed it to Inspector Gosse.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> She dropped the coin from some part of her dress—I was taking her by her left elbow.</p>
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<p>I was on duty at Liverpool Street Railway Station on January 8th—I was sent for to the tea room, where I saw Young, Watts, and the prisoner—Watts said that the prisoner had presented two counterfeit coins—on handling this coin I found it was bad—Young said she had dropped one coin—both were produced in the tea room—I said to the prisoner, "I am a police officer; you have heard what the waiter and barmaid have said; what have you to say?"—she said, "I did not know that I had this money, but I know where I pot it from with some other change"—I said. "Where did you receive the change? If you like I will go with you to the place"—she replied, "Oh, I do not know where the place is"—I said, "Well, what are you doing at the station?"—she replied, "Oh, what a fuss about nothing!"—I told her she would have to accompany me to the police office—these coins were handed to me, and I took her there—in Gosse's presence, in the railway police office, she said she tendered a half crown.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner did not appear to be confused—my impression at first was that she had been drinking—she smelt slightly—she had no half crown—I did not tell her she would be searched.</p>
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<persName id="t19040208-name-64" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19040208-name-64" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GOSSE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector, Liverpool Street Railway Station.</hi>) The prisoner was brought before me on January 8th—she was sober—these two florins were handed to me—I handed the prisoner over to the City Police—I asked her where she-got them from—she made no reply—I also asked her what she was doing in the station—she said she was waiting for a friend from Leyton—I asked her where her friend lived at Leyton—she said she did not know.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I said before the Magistrate the same as I have said here—I do not know why it was not all taken down—the clerk said I should not be required—the prisoner might have been drinking, but she had no appearance of it—she appeared as she is now, only she had her hat on.</p>
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<persName id="t19040208-name-65" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19040208-name-65" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19040208-name-65" type="surname" value="COLMAN"/>
<interp inst="t19040208-name-65" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN COLMAN</persName> </hi> (994,
<hi rend="italic">City.</hi>) I was called to the Liverpool Street Rail
<lb/>way Police Office, which is near the Bishopsgate Street Police Station—in the street the officials handed the prisoner over to me saying, "This woman has been trying to pass counterfeit coin"—I said, "I will go inside with you"—she was taken into the station and charged with uttering coin, knowing it to be bad—she said. "I had no other money but half a crown"—I received these coins from Gosse—the prisoner was handed over to the female searcher.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> She did not appear to have been drinking.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19040208-name-66" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19040208-name-66" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t19040208-name-66" type="given" value="ADA"/>ADA SAWYER</persName> </hi>. I am female searcher at the Minories Police Station—I found on the prisoner 13s. in a pocket tied round her waist with two pieces of tape and fastened under her skirt—there were nine shillings, four sixpences, a threepenny
<hi rend="italic">bit.</hi> and 1s. 9d. in coppers—I found some sticky stuff and an empty purse in her ordinary skirt pocket.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have found pockets in the hem of the skirt, but rarely—I call the stuff I found not soap, but a greasy substance—I cannot say from memory how the skirt divided.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> She has the same things on now.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040208-name-67" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BOARD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Police.</hi>) The prisoner gave her address as 311. Albany Road, Camberwell—from inquiries I find that she took a room there on April 16th, that she never occupied it more than one night, but she has paid the rent.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> She described herself as a nurse.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> She was asked where she was engaged, but what she answered I cannot say.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040208-name-68" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to H.M. Mint—these two florins are bad and from the same mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> They are of the same year—it does not always follow that a coin of the same year is of the same mint.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in her defence on oath, said that she had been drinking, and the money found on her was the change of a sovereign which she had obtained from a public house she had called at; and that she went to the Liverpool Street Railway Station to meet a friend from Leyton who allowed her</hi> £1
<hi rend="italic">a week since he had brought her from America. She received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, February</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1904.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Phillimore.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MATHEWS, MR. A. GILL</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SYMMONS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<interp inst="t19040208-name-71" type="given" value="MAUD"/>MAUD TOMLINSON</persName> </hi>. I am single, and live at 46, Gibraltar Walk, with my mother, on the first floor—the prisoner and his wife and two little boys lived in the two front rooms on the same floor—they had been there for five weeks—they paid 4s. 6d. a week—they were 11s. in arrear—the prisoner had been out of work for a fortnight—on January 20th I was at home in the evening—about 7 p.m. I heard two knocks at the door—I heard the prisoner's door open, and I heard the eldest boy say, "Daddy I will open the door"—the prisoner said, "No, Jimmy, you go inside; I will go"—he went down to open the door—I heard someone go back into the room with him—I heard no more until the police came.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have only known them for five weeks—during that time the prisoner has been very sober, and, as far as I know, a kind and affectionate father—I only saw him with the deceased once, and he then spoke to him very kind.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040208-name-72" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER YOUNG</persName> </hi>. I am a metal polisher, of 28. Baldwin Street, St. Luke's—I have known the prisoner for five or six years—I know his brother William tolerably well—on January 20th, about 7.50 p.m., I was in the Red Lion: the prisoner came and looked in at the door—he went away—I went to the door and seeing him going away, called after him. "Jim"—he came back and said. "You have the advantage of me"—I said. "All right. Jim; I know Bill"—I asked him if he was</p>
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<p>looking for his brother—he said, "If you see my brother, tell him I have done a thing to-night which perhaps you might read in the papers to-morrow; good night"—he went away: he looked strange—he was white, and his lips were trembling or quivering—he seemed in a bit of a flurry.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040208-name-73" type="given" value="CORNELIUS"/>CORNELIUS GARNER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector.</hi>) On January 20th, at 8.30 p.m., I was at Hoxton Police Station—the prisoner came in and said, "I have some very sad news to tell you. I have murdered my two children at 49, Gibraltar Walk. I am sorry, but I have not got any work; I hope they are dead. I have strangled them and stabbed them in the neck with a knife. You will find what I say is true; here is the key of the door; my wife is out"—he handed the key to Sergeant Hodson, whom I sent to id, Gibraltar Walk—I followed him, and saw in the first floor front room the bodies of two boys, aged about four and six—they were lying in a bath on some clothes—both were fully dressed; their necks and faces were covered with blood—there was also a pool of blood near the fireplace—the bodies were warm—Dr. Griffiths arrived—I found this piece of iron (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>), in the fireplace; I found no blood upon it—the prisoner was very cool and quiet—the room was very clean, nothing was disturbed—the children were very clean and well clad—I found a piece of bread in the cupboard.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> As far as I could see, the children were well nourished.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040208-name-74" type="given" value="RANDALL"/>RANDALL HODSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant.</hi>) I was present when the prisoner came to Hoxton Police Station on January 20th—I went to 49. Gibraltar Walk, with the key which the prisoner produced—I entered the first floor front room—I saw a large pool of blood about a yard from the door—Garner joined me—adjoining the pool of blood was a pail three parts full of blood and water—at the end of the room, between the bedstead and the table, was a zinc bath containing the bodies of two children—their heads were lying at the bottom of the bath, and their legs were hanging over the side—I lifted them into the bath and put them into a sitting position, and found there was a cord tightly tied round each neck—there was a stab in both of their necks, and this knife (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) was lying by the side of the bath—this is the cord (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>).</p>
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<interp inst="t19040208-name-75" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK WENSLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant H.</hi>) On January 21st, about 10 a.m., I conveyed the prisoner from Commercial Street Station to Worship Street Police Court in a cab—on the way he pointed to six men standing at the corner of Curtain Road, and said, "You see those six men standing over there; they are all our
<hi rend="italic">chaps</hi> waiting for a job. If you go a little higher up you will see another thirty. Women don't understand it. If you don't get work they say you don't try. I have got a good wife so far. She don't get drunk, but it is her jaw that has brought me to this."</p>
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<interp inst="t19040208-name-76" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS DIVALL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Inspector.</hi>) On January 21st, shortly after 10 a.m., I was at Commercial Street Police Station—I saw the prisoner and said, "I will charge you with the wilful murder of your two children. George Henry Curry, aged four years, and Walter William Curry, aged six years, at' 49, Gibraltar Walk, on the 20th inst.—the</p>
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<p>charge was read over, and he said, "It is quite right, Sir; it is right. It is a bad thing to say, but I am glad they are dead. I started it, and I am glad that it is finished, and perhaps my wife will be sorry at the finish."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19040208-name-77" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CURRY</persName> </hi>. I live at (3, Castin Place, St. Luke's—the prisoner is my brother—he is forty-three years old—he was a French polisher—he last had regular employment about nine months ago; since then he has had casual work—he applied at Atkins's, where I worked, but could not get any work—he has been married for about seven years—he had only these two children—he was very devoted to them—I used to visit him from time to time—he had rheumatic fever about twelve years ago, and epileptic fits—I have seen him in about six fits—he would struggle, his tongue would get twice its usual size and go black—he would not be able to speak plainly for perhaps a couple of days—I have not seen him in a fit for eighteen years—in August last he went to Shoreditch Infirmary, because he took oxalic acid in a public bar—I visited him at the infirmary; I believe he had three or four fits while he was there—I was told they were epileptic fits—he was in the infirmary for about three weeks when he took his discharge—in January he was without money—he did not ask me to lend him money, but I gave him some, as I could see how he was situated—on January 12th, as I was going back to work after dinner, I saw him—he crossed over the road and said, "Bill, have you got 2s.?"—I said. "What do you want it for?"—he said, "I am going away on the road in the provinces to find employment. If I stop here she will drive me mad"—he was speaking of his wife—"I went out last night; I got her 1s.; she said, Who gave you this? That old cow, the widow downstairs, have you been with her?"—I said, "Here, Jim, here is 1s.; that is all I have got; go and get something to eat"—he said, "No, I won't take the 1s.; I will come back to-night, what time do you leave off work?"—I said, "7.30"—I saw him in the evening—I said, "Boy, come up the road; here is the 2s."—he said, "No, I have had a bit of luck; I won't have the 2s. now: I have been to Mr. Mason down the road, and he has told me he will give me a start in the morning"—I said, When you get your money will you go away?"—he said, "Yes"—I said. "For God's sake go"—he said. "Here is my address"—I said, "I will assist you if I can by sending you more money"—when he went in the morning Mr. Mason was disappointed with his work, so could not start the prisoner—I have not seen him since—he and his wife lived on bad terms through her—wherever they lived, she accused him of having something to do with the females in the house—she has caused one man and wife to be parted—the prisoner's wife has not said anything to him in my presence about work, but I have heard her abuse him—he belonged to the French Polishers' Trades Union—when he came to me on January 12th I said, "Can't you sign on for out of work pay?'—he said, "No, my name is erased"—his name had been struck off because he could not pay his contributions—he looked agitated and white.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> His wife followed him about from shop to shop—that was not when he was trying to get work—she also did so before they were</p>
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<p>married—they had to leave house after house because of her accusations—her following him about seemed to prey on his mind—I thought he was not quite right in his mind when he came from the infirmary—that is why I pressed him to go away; I thought the change would do him good—he was very fond of his children—he appeared to be proud of them, and of my children, and he was very kind to strange children in the street—while he was working he fed and clothed his children as well as he could—I said I would look after his children if he would go into the provinces.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040208-name-78" type="given" value="EVERETT"/>EVERETT NORTOX</persName> </hi>. I am the medical superintendent at the Shoreditch Infirmary—the prisoner came under my charge on August 12th, suffering from oxalic acid poisoning—he remained under my charge until August 24th—at first he suffered from the effects of the poison, then he complained of headache—on the morning of the 17th he had two epileptic seizures; one of them was severe—he showed no signs of insanity—he left on his own accord on the 24th—he bit his tongue in the second seizure—that is a very common thing in epilepsy.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> After he had the fits he was put under special observa
<lb/>tion—I had every opportunity of seeing his disposition and the state of his mind—I should not be surprised at a man who is constantly worried having his mind affected—an epileptic would be more likely to be affected by worry than a man in an ordinary condition—privation through want of work and means would be likely to affect him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. It would affect an epileptic subject more than other people—I do not think I should be right in saying that it would produce epilepsy—they would not conduce to it unless combined with alcoholism.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040208-name-79" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SCOTT</persName> </hi>. I am medical officer at Brixton Prison, where the prisoner was received on January 21st, and where I have kept him under observation since—I have informed myself of his personal history—I have had almost daily conversations with him while under my observation—I consider he has been insane and suffering from melancholia—in my opinion he was insane on January 20th, and not in a condition to know the nature and quality of his acts—the epilepsy which he has suffered from is a strong factor in the formation of my opinion.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. Everybody who has epilepsy is not insane, but it gener
<lb/>ally affects their minds—I base the melancholia upon his demeanour, and his unnatural calmness twenty-four hours after the committal of the crime—I think the excessive ferocity shown had some bearing upon it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Being extremely calm and cool immediately after the act is a peculiar trait in a man in such circumstances—from the con
<lb/>versations I had with him he appeared to be fond of his children.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040208-name-80" type="given" value="HEWITT"/>HEWITT OLIVER</persName> </hi>. I am divisional surgeon of police, of 2, Kingsland Road—I was called to this house in Gibraltar Walk about 10 o'clock on January 20th—I found these two children lying on the bed—they were naked and quite dead—I found marks as of a cord round the necks and some punctured wounds in the necks—I formed the opinion that they had been dead about two hours—on the 22nd I made a
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<lb/>son, and gave information to the police—when the baby fell I was standing on the footpath, about 1s. in. from the railings—there is an area there—the child had cleared that and fell on my left, just in front, between me and the kerb—I did not hear anybody up stairs shouting.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040208-name-87" type="given" value="PHILIP BENJAMIN"/>PHILIP BENJAMIN STRONG</persName> </hi>. I live at 208, Hoxton Street—I go to school—I am eight years old—the prisoner is my mother—I live with her and my father—there was a baby eighteen months old—I remember one evening being sent out for some fish—I do not remember the time—when I came back with it mother and father were not happy at all; they were sitting quiet then—they were not quarrelling—they quarrelled before I went out for the fish—I had some of the fish, but father told me to throw it into the fire, because he was drunk—when I came in with the fish father said the baby was not his, but belonged to the Washington—he said that to mother—he said I was not to give the baby any fish—this happened in the room we live in—there are two windows—mother was sitting by the fire, not near a window—both of them were closed—after father said that I was not to give the baby any fish, mother opened the window, and then got hold of the baby and held it out, and then the baby was gone—I do not know if it was thrown out or not—it must have struggled—when mother opened the window the baby was playing on the floor—after the baby had dropped mother said, "I threw it out"—I said before the Magistrate that she said, "Now I have thrown her out," and that is right—after she said that she ran down stairs—I looked out of the window and saw the baby being carried away by two men—my father ran downstairs also—he did not take any notice of mother—he went after the baby—I shut the window and covered up my fish and potatoes, and ran down stairs—a policeman and a gentleman</p>
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<p>went up to our room—I went after them—when I got up to the room mother was there—I told the policeman and the gentleman the same as I have told you—mother heard mo say that; then she went away with the policeman—she has always been very kind to mo and the baby—she was a sober woman—some time before this my father got some groceries and (Id. for nothing, by a ticket—he would not give mother the groceries unless she paid him for them—he spent the money in beer—mother wears glasses: she is short-sighted—father is often drunk, and then we were short of food—I am not living with him now—I am living with Mrs. Turner, at 13, Elmsfield Road, Finchley.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I am sure that the window was closed, and that mother opened it.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040208-name-88" type="given" value="RACHEL"/>RACHEL ABERDEE</persName> </hi>. I am single, and live at 228, Hoxton Road, in a room next to the Strongs, on the second floor, which is the top one—on the evening of January 7th the prisoner was in my room, and about 8.30 p.m. I heard Mr. Strong come in—when they were in their room, I could hear them
<hi rend="italic">rowing</hi>—I did not take any notice of what they were saying—the prisoner came back into my room—I noticed the baby in the passage, and I took it into my room and gave it something to eat—the prisoner then took it back to her room—I then heard Philip Strong call out, "I will call my sister"—after that the prisoner again came to my room, and said, "I have done it"—I said, "What have you done?"—she said, "I have thrown Cissie out of the window, all through him"—I have known her for some time, and she is a very temperate, quiet, hard-working woman—she never know what it was to get drunk—I have often seen her with the baby—about 8 o'clock she was saying how she loved the child—it is within my knowledge that she and the children have been kept very short of food—the husband is a lamplighter—I have seen him drunk when I know the prisoner and the children were short of food—I have heard him say that the children did not belong to him, and he has mentioned the names of those they did belong to—they have had six, but only two are alive.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. As far as I have seen, the prisoner is a decent, modest woman, and well conducted—I have known her for six months.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">G.</hi>) I was on duty on the night of January 7th in Hoxton Street—I went to Dr. Simpson's surgery at 176, Hoxton Street, where I found the child, who I afterwards ascertained was named Sarah Strong, aged about eighteen months, being attended by the doctor—I then went to 208, Hoxton Street, and saw the prisoner—I made this note at that time—I asked her how she could account for the child having fallen out of the window—she said, "I do not know; ask its father"—Philip was in the room and said, "Mother and father had been quarrelling about some fish. Mother threw the baby out of the window"—I told the prisoner I should take her to the station—she said, "It is all right; I do not care; I shall be better off away from him"—I took her to the station.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040208-name-90" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES PEPPER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector G.</hi>) On January 7th. about 11 p.m., I went to Dr. Simpson's surgery at 176. Hoxton Road, where I saw the dead body of this child—I had it taken away, and then went to the station and</p>
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<p>found the prisoner detained—I told her the child was dead, which she did not then know; then I told her she would be charged with its murder, and cautioned her about saying anything—she made no reply—I went to her house—the height of the window from the pavement is, roughly, about 30 ft.—both windows look into the street—there is an area under the window which comes out about 3 ft. from the front of the house—there are railings round the area—from the railings to the kerb is about 5 ft.—the window was pointed out to me—there was no catch on it—it only wanted throwing up to open it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. Only one window was pointed out to me—the prisoner was quite a stranger.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19040208-name-91" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES SIMPSON</persName> </hi>, M.R.C.S. I practise at 176, Hoxton Street—on January 7th, about 10 p.m., a little girl was brought to me—she was alive—I examined her and found a bruise on the outside of the left orbit, some bruises on the left of the nose, and some small scratches on the knee—they were all consistent with the child having fallen from a height to the pavement—she collapsed and died shortly afterwards—two days after I made a
<hi rend="italic">post mortem</hi> examination—the cause of death was bleeding from a rupture in the liver, which was consistent with a fall—she was clean and very well nourished, well developed, and every appearance of having been very well looked after.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "My husband aggravated me so by saying the child was not his, and it belonged to the Washington public house, and the children were never his. I merely intended to frighten him by saying this. I opened the window, and the child, being a strong child, struggled and slipped. My husband has never been kind to me since we were married ten years ago."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence:</hi> I got up and leant forward in this way, and the child slipped, leaning out forwards; that is how the child got out of my hand; my feet were right off the ground. I lifted it out in this way.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Strongly recommended to mercy by the Jury on account of the great provocation of her husband.</hi> </rs> She received an excellent character from the police.
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19040208-200-offence-1 t19040208-name-93"/>Edith Williams</persName>, with intent to murder her.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>, With intent to do her grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEANTHAM</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MORRIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19040208-name-94" type="given" value="EDITH"/>EDITH WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's wife—we have been married for sixteen years—we have lived happily on the whole, but we have had trouble now and again—in September we went to live at Mr. Horsley's house—he had lost his wife shortly before that—we went there with the idea of helping him and my looking after the children—in January, I think, Horsley said to my husband, "It is nearly time you got something to do"—I do not remember what reply my husband made—he has been out of work a lot at different times—he said he had to see a gentleman on the Monday about starting work—after the conversation we all three</p>
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<p>went out to do some shopping together—we generally had our meals together—on the Sunday my husband and myself were together as usual—there was no unpleasantness between Horsley and my husband on that day—on Monday, January 4th, about 7.30 a.m., my husband got up and went to the kitchen—I think he was gone for about three minutes—he returned and got into bed for about ten minutes—I do not know why he went to the kitchen—Horsley had knocked at our door and asked for the door key, and my husband got up and gave it to him—that was not the time that he went to the kitchen—after he had been there he lay in bed for about ten minutes, and then turned round to me and asked me to give him a kiss—I said, "I am not going to; I am going to get up"—it was an unusual remark for him to make—he said, "Then it is you and me"—I did not know what he meant—he often used to say it—as I was rising in bed he pushed me back, and I felt myself cut twice;—I struggled, and I was cut again on the throat—I got hold of what I thought was a knife with my hand to save my throat—I had twelve cuts on my left hand and one on my right—I was cut with a razor—I did not then know whose it was—I screamed, but no one came to my assistance—I got away at last and went and locked myself in the front room, which is Horsley's sitting room—he was away at work then—I went into Horsley's little daughter's room and told her to call the next door neighbour—later on the police came and Dr. Cook, who attended to my wounds—I was taken to the Willesden Cottage Infirmary, where I remained eight days—we had had no quarrel on the Monday morning—these signatures on these letters (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>), found on my husband, are in his writing—I did not say to him that he would not have many hours under the roof, or anything like it—Horsley was not specially fond of me or I of him—he did not try to usurp my husband's place—my husband never seemed jealous, and I had never given him cause to be so.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> During part of our married life my husband has been away in China, in the Navy—he returned in 1901—he was invalided home, and was in hospital on his return—he was working in the electric light works at Willesden Green up to Christmas Eve—I went to Horsley's with my husband to keep house—we were to live there rent free for my looking after the children—there were two girls and a boy—one girl is four, one about 11, and the boy about 16—my husband had been out of work from Christ
<lb/>mas Eve until January 4th—I know Arthur Hanwell—I do not remember going out in Kilburn with him and Horsley on New Year's Eve—I was not in their company from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. drinking in the Crown—my husband did not come for me there—Horsley, Hanwell and I did not go home drunk on that night—Horsley did not come home drunk about 5 p.m. on Saturday afternoon; he was not drunk on that night—he told my husband it was nearly time he got something to do, and my husband said he had got to see a man on Monday morning—he did not say to Horsley, "You know as much about my wife as I do"—I am not given to habits of intemperance;—on the Monday morning, about 7.30 or 8, Horsley knocked at our bedroom door and asked for the street door key—my husband had it in his pocket—after giving Horsley the</p>
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<p>key he returned to bed—I did not say to him that he had not many hours under the roof—when he came back from the kitchen he stayed in bed for ten minutes before he asked me to kiss him—he did not find me once in the kitchen with Horsley's legs across my knees—I do not remember my husband going out on New Year's night to fetch beers at Horsley's request—when he was out I did not go to my bedroom, and he did not find me almost without any clothes in bed, with Horsley lying by my side—I was not drunk on that night—when Horsley came home on the Friday night, at five o'clock, he did not ask my husband to murder him, or say he knew as much about me as he did—he did not open his waistcoat—I did not hear him tell my husband that he would have to clear out on Monday, or that he, Horsley, would put my husband out, and that he, Horsley, was going to look after me and keep me—I have never been in the habit of frequenting public houses with Horsley or other men—I have no children.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040208-name-95" type="given" value="CECIL"/>CECIL COOK</persName> </hi>. I am divisional surgeon of police—I was called to see the prisoner and Mrs. Williams—she was sitting up in bed in a room by herself—she had two small, slight skin cuts in her neck, and one in the upper part of her breast, several cuts on her left hand, and one on her right—I suggested that she should go to the infirmary, as she did not appear to be sufficiently injured to go to the local hospital—I think I saw her again last Thursday week at Harlesden Police Court—her wounds were all healed up, but I found she could not close the two middle fingers of her left hand—there was evidently some injury to the nerves or tendons—she complained of being upset and feeling weak from the shock—she said that she had loss of memory—I attribute that to the affair on January 4th—the wounds were quite consistent with being caused by this razor—the prisoner had tried to cut his throat—he was in his bed and was very seriously wounded—he had a deep wound across his neck—I put on a temporary dressing and sent him to the hospital—he was under my care there until he was discharged.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> His injuries were very serious indeed—his wife's wounds were quite trivial except for the one which appears to be left on her hand—I do not think she lost very much blood.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I have not examined her since last Thursday week; I will do so now.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040208-name-96" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK HORSLEY</persName> </hi>. I am a plasterer, of 109, Deacon Road, Willesden Green—the prisoner and his wife have been residing with me since the latter end of September—they came to look after the children—my wife died in August—I have known the prisoner and his wife for five or six years—the arrangement between the prisoner and I was that his wife should come, and I was to be her brother—I said we could not take one flat, being two families—he said, "Let her be your sister, and the children call me 'uncle' and her 'aunt"—under that arrangement we took the flat, and no one knew that we were not sister and brother until the morning of the occurrence—I paid the rent, and that was to be the allowance for Mrs. Williams to keep my children going—on the Monday morning I got</p>
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<p>up at 6.15 to go to work—I went up to the prisoner's room to ask for the key—it was usual for Mrs. Williams to keep the key, as there was only one—the prisoner gave it to me, and I went out—I returned at 9 a.m.—I met my daughter at the door, which was open, to my surprise—I
<hi rend="italic">see</hi> two spots of blood in the passage—she said, "Uncle has cut auntie's throat"—I said, "Where are they?"—she said, "In my room"—I went and
<hi rend="italic">see</hi> her with her throat cut, and then ran for the police—there were four rooms in the flat; we had a bedroom, and they had one—I did not see the prisoner that morning—on the Saturday before, I went home about 3.30—I sat down; I
<hi rend="italic">give</hi> Mrs. Williams what money I had got, that being the usual way—I asked the prisoner to go and get a bottle of ale, which is our habitual thing to have on Saturday afternoons—he would not go—I went out and brought some home—he has been and got it on previous Saturdays—we sat there a few minutes, and then I said, "Are you going to work next week, Jim?"—he said, "I have got to see the man at 9 o'clock on Monday morning"—I said, "It is nearly time you did, too"—one word brought on another—I cannot remember what they were, but at last he said, "You should know as much about my wife as I do"—I said, "That being the case, and if you think that, you had better pack up and go, and take your wife with you"—he had never made such expressions to me about his wife before—when I said he had better go he said, "I will go"—that was the last word he said on the subject—I went out with them on Saturday evening—on Sunday we were all comfortable, and were talking about the Japanese War—I never heard him talk so much as he did on the Sunday—when he said I should know as much about his wife as he did, his wife was there, and I think she heard it—I did not hear her say anything—on Sunday night we went to bed, in the ordinary course, about 11 o'clock—I heard no wrangling between husband and wife that night or on Monday morning—if there had been any I should have heard it—you can hear the people talking next door—this razor (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) is mine; I kept it on the top shelf of the dresser in the kitchen—I used it twice a week, and always put it back again—there is no truth in the suggestion that I have made any overtures to or behaved improperly with his wife—I see no cause for what he has done—I have done the best I could for him, and have kept him when he was out of work.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I took his wife to Kilburn—we did not go home intoxicated—he did not complain to me—I did not strike him and give him a black eye—on New Year's Eve I was with Hanwell, coming home from work, when we met Mrs. Williams—the prisoner found me with her in the Crown—it was not at 9.30 p.m., I think it was about 7 p.m.—I had got home about 4.50, and had my tea—I went out to get a drink—my little girl brought a bottle back to the public house, and said, "Auntie is outside"—I said, "Is your uncle there? Ask them in"—she said, "No, only auntie is there"—I do not remember being in the Crown on Thursday night, drinking with Hanwell and Mrs. Williams—I do not remember going home with her—I do not remember the prisoner going out to fetch some beer—when he came back he did not find me lying on the bed with Mrs.</p>
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<p>Williams in her night clothes——I never had my logs over her knees, in the kitchen or anywhere else—I cannot remember if Hanwell was with me when I went home and gave Mrs. Williams my money on Saturday—I was not drunk then—I have only been the worse for drink once since I have been there, and that was on Boxing night, and Mrs. Williams and the prisoner wore with me—when I got home on the Saturday I asked the prisoner to go and fetch some beer, as was usual—he refused to go—I went out; I do not think Hanwoll was with me—when I came back I did not call Mrs. Williams "my darling" in the prisoner's presence—I did not say to him, "Jim, I will tell you the truth now at last, that I know as much about your wife as you do"—I did not open my waistcoat and ask him to murder me—he did not say he would not do such a thing—we all went shopping on Saturday afternoon at Church End. Willesden Green—nothing unusual happened on Sunday—the prisoner had only done five weeks' work while he was with me—I did not tell him on the Sunday that he would have to clear out on Monday, or I would put him out, or that I was going to look after his wife and keep her—on the Saturday I told him he had got to go and take his wife with him—I deny that I have misconducted myself with her—he has not complained to me—one day he came home, and she said she wanted to go and do some shopping—she said, "Jim, will you come?"—he said, "No, I am tired"—she said, "Do you mind Fred going?"—he said, "No"—I said, "Do you mind my going?"—he said, "No, I don't care if you go or not"—he had a black eye because he hit his head against the coal cellar door.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> There was no reason why I should ask him to murder me.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040208-name-97" type="given" value="MICHAEL"/>MICHAEL EGAN</persName> </hi> (543
<hi rend="italic">X.</hi>) On January 4th I was called to 109. Deacon Road, where the prisoner and his wife were—he had a bad gash across his throat—I found this razor on the left side of the bed on the floor—the prisoner said, "This is all through that man Horsley; he said he knew as much about my wife as I did"—he handed me some letters and a newspaper cutting (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) in a bundle—I went into another room and saw Mrs. Williams in bed, with a wound in her throat. (
<hi rend="italic">One letter dated December</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1902, from
<hi rend="italic">the prisoner to his aunt, asked her to come and take away his father's photo and that of his ship, as he could not stand it any longer for another to come between him and his wife after sixteen years; that he sent his kindest lore to all and said that the pa per cutting showed who was the cause of his crime. Another letter to his brother, stated that if he heard anything about the prisoner he was not to upset himself, but take it in good part, as it was for the best in the end; that he sent his kindest lore to all, and that if his brother heard of any work the prisoner would be glad to know of it. And another letter to his brother, dated December 13th, 1908). said that if there was a with trouble between him and his wife he did not want to upset his brother about it: that if he heard anything about him (the prisoner) he was to come and claim his things, as he and his wife had made up their minds not to stand it very much longer, and that he did not intend to part with her alter sixteen years married life and for another to come between them.</hi>)</p>
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<interp inst="t19040208-name-98" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BRIGG</persName> </hi> (68.
<hi rend="italic">X.</hi>) I went to 109. Deacon Road, where Mrs. Williams made a statement to me—I then went to Willesden Cottage</p>
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<p>Hospital and saw the prisoner—I was in uniform—as soon as I entered the hospital he said, I am glad you have come; I wish to make a state
<lb/>ment"—I said, "Why do you wish to make a statement? Is it in fear of death that you do so?"—he said. "Yes"—I supplied him with the paper and pencil which he asked for, and he wrote this statement in my presence (
<hi rend="italic">Read:</hi>) "January 4th. 1904. I, James Williams, wish to make a state
<lb/>ment with regard to attempting to cut my wife's throat, also my own. The trouble was caused by one Fred Horsley, plasterer, of 109, Deacon Road. I was sitting in the kitchen when he came in the worse for drink; he wanted me to go and fetch beer for him. but I would not; he called my wife his darling; he said he knew as much about my wife as I did. He then asked me to murder him. I said I could not do such a thing. He said I should have to go on Monday, and he was going to look after my wife as his and keep her. I was worried out of my mind. If my wife cares to speak the truth she can substantiate this. * We had had
<hi rend="italic">rows</hi> before. He gave me a black eye about taking my wife to Kilburn and bringing her home intoxicated."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">DR. COOK</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) I have now examined the prosecutrix. I think her hand is improving: she can bend the ring finger better than she could when I saw her ten days ago—it is not right yet—I think it might be put right by a surgical operation, but I doubt if it will without that—the middle and ring fingers are affected; she cannot make a proper fist.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">POLLARD</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Inspector.</hi>) On January 28th I went to the Willesden Cottage Hospital and saw the prisoner—I told him I was a police officer, and should arrest him for attempting to cut his wife's throat on the morning of the 4th at 109. Deacon Road—he made no reply—on the way to the station he said it was all through Horsley, who had taunted him that he knew as much about his wife as he knew himself, and that they had lived very happily for sixteen years until this man came on the scene—when the charge was read over to him he made no reply.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence on oath, said that he teas invalided from the Nacy in</hi> 1901,
<hi rend="italic">having served in China: that in November</hi>, 1903,
<hi rend="italic">his wife and Horsley came home together drunk: that he complained to Horsley, who blacked his eye: that on New Year's Eve he found them in the Crown with Hanwell: that they afterwards came home drunk: that on the Saturday Horsley called his (the prisoners) wife his darling, and then told the prisoner that he knew as much about his wife as he (the prisoner) did, and that if he (the prisoner) was a man he would shoot him (Horsley): that on the Sunday Horsley told him he had better clear out. and that if he saw him in (he house on Monday evening there would be murder and that he was going to have his wife and look after her: that on Monday morning he got back to bed after giving Horsley the latchkey: that his wife said, "You have not got much longer to be under the, roof: that he asked her to give him a kiss, which she refused to do, and that he could not remember what happened afterwards: that he knew where Horsley's razor was: that he had been down stairs to get a drink for his wife, and brought the razor back with him: and that what he meant when he wrote to his wife was that he was going right away.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, February</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1904.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JENKINS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19040208-name-105" type="given" value="CAROLINE MAUD"/>CAROLINE MAUD HENSHAW</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Arthur Henshaw, of 14, Gatefield Road, Sheffield—on November 28th I arrived at St. Pancras from Sheffield in the afternoon, having with me a dress basket and umbrella, which I left in the waiting room on a chair while I went to the ladies' retiring room—two women were in the waiting room—on my return I missed my basket and umbrella—the women were gone—in my basket I had clothing of my own and of my boy's, and a box of jewellery—I value my property at £30—the value of this ring is 7s. and this gold watch £4—the watch and necklace and other property produced were in the bag.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040208-name-106" type="given" value="SARAH ANN"/>SARAH ANN TINGAY</persName> </hi>. I live at 15, Granston Avenue, London Fields—the prisoner has lodged with me ten weeks—I saw this necklace and pawn tickets the Monday after Christmas in her box—one is for a gold watch pawned with Barker.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040208-name-107" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BURGESS</persName> </hi>. I am assistant to Mrs. Barker, a pawnbroker, of 01, Houndsditch—I produce a gold watch pawned by a woman in the name of Marshall—this is our ticket.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Constable</hi>). I took the prisoner into custody—the female searcher handed me this garnet ring—the prisoner refused all information.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoners defence:</hi> I bought the things and the tickets of a friend, but did not know they were stolen, and would try to get them back if I had the tickets.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">She then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>**
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at Clerkenwell on November</hi> 4
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1902.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, February</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1904.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARTRIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">The first one</hi>), "and I charge him with it"—he said he would own that the last one was bad, and that he brought it to me, but denied all previous knowledge of it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> On the first occasion I did not find out that it was bad for an hour afterwards—it is not the fact that when I discovered the bad half crown I also discovered other bad ones in the till.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">G.</hi>) On January 22nd I was on duty in Cowcross Street—I heard a police whistle blown, and saw the prisoner running—I overtook him in Peter's Lane—the prosecutor came up and said, "This man has tendered me a bad half crown"—I took the prisoner back to the prosecutor's shop—I searched him there, and found three halfpence and a latchkey—he said, "This is not a police station," and abused the prosecutor—he was charged, and replied, "All right"—when formally charged he replied, "I admit to-day, bat not the one four months ago, not knowing it was bad."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not hear the prosecutor say before the Magis
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<interp inst="t19040208-name-112" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of coin to His Majesty's Mint—these two half crowns are bad, and from different moulds.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "It was the change from half a sovereign I get the night before."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, said that if he had been a professional bad money passer, an ironmonger's shop would have been the last place to get rid of it, and that when the prosecutor said he would call a policeman and lock him up, he got frightened and ran away.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19040208-name-113" type="given" value="HALLMAN"/>HALLMAN GARDINER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.) I</hi> asked the prisoner at the station for his name and address; he gave his name, but refused his address—he gave no account whatever of himself.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MACKAY</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. THOMPSON</hi>
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<interp inst="t19040208-name-117" type="given" value="EMILY"/>EMILY PRIZEMAN</persName> </hi>. I carry on business with my mother us a laundress, and live in High Street, Poplar—the prisoner lives in the neighbourhood—in August last we had a young woman named Polly Vincent living with us—she was a laundress—on August 22nd the prisoner came to my mother's shop in the evening—my sister Jenny was there, and Polly Vincent—he began talking to Polly Vincent, who was his sweetheart—he used obscene language—he picked up a bunch of grapes—I said to him, "Put them down,
<hi rend="italic">Johnny</hi>"—he put them down, used obscene language again, and I told him to walk outside—he did not take much heed of that, but started talking again—I said to him, "I'm surprised at you,
<hi rend="italic">Johnmy</hi>, for saying what you have just said"—I did not think he was a
<hi rend="italic">chap</hi> of that kind—he used more obscene language to his young woman and me, so I said. "Outside,
<hi rend="italic">Johnny;</hi> don't you never talk to me again; I have got my character to study"—he said to hi' young woman, "I'll do for you"—I said, "No, you won't,
<hi rend="italic">Johnny:</hi> clear out of it"—he said, "I'll do for you, too"—I replied, "Oh. yes"—I did not think he meant any harm, I picked up a
<hi rend="italic">glossing</hi> iron—his young woman said, "I don't want no more to do with you"—I took no more notice then, but went on ironing—the prisoner picked up a flat iron, and, I suppose, threw it at me—it hit me on the side of my head—I recollect nothing else—I still feel the effect of the wound.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I cannot do any work—the prisoner used to call at our house and stand at the door and chat to all of us—I had no quarrel with him—my sister never walked out with him—I never called him a "dirty Irish b——," or any words like it—he smacked Polly Vincent's face—I was not quarrelling with him as well as Polly Vincent, and did not lift up the iron for the purpose of attacking him—he did not come and hold my hand and struggle with me—I did not fall, and the iron did not fall out of my hand on to my head.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The prisoner threw the iron at me—it was not the iron I had in ray hand.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040208-name-118" type="given" value="JENNY"/>JENNY DENCH</persName> </hi>. I am the last witness's sister—I was at her house about 9 p.m. on August 22nd—the prisoner was there—he was using obscene language to Polly Vincent—he picked up a bunch of grapes, and my sister told him to put them down—he again used obscene language to Polly Vincent—she said to him. "Look here,
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known the prisoner for a good many years, he living in the neighbourhood—we were always friendly—I never walked out with him—I have known Polly Vincent about nine months—the prisoner used to call round and see her by the door—I saw him aim the iron—I worked at this laundry as well as my sister—she is not able to work now—she did not use bad language towards him—he had been drinking.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
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<interp inst="t19040208-name-119" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK CORNER</persName> </hi>. I am a medical practitioner, at 152, East India Dock Road—on August 22nd Emily Prizeman was brought to me between 9.30 and 10—she was suffering from a wound on the left side of her head, which exposed a compound depressed fracture of the skull—the bone was fractured and driven in—it was a very serious injury—she was trepanned the next day, and several fragments removed—I attended her every day all through September and part of October—if this iron were thrown with violence it would flatten the head; it is stamped "7 lbs."—if there were a struggle, and in the struggle she had been holding an iron similar to this, and the iron fell on her head, it would not do the injury she suffered from.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There are three angles to this iron, and they are fairly sharp—her skull was fractured just as if you had taken a hammer and hit a piece of ice; it drove in part of it, and sent fractures in all directions, something like a star—if in a struggle an iron fell on the head edgewise, I think it might cause a similar injury, but not to the extent that was done—she has an average thickness of cranium.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The injuries I saw were consistent with force being used in the throwing, and with the weight of the iron falling.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The prosecutrix is a damaged woman—we had to remove part of the bone to save her life—I should call it a very dangerous wound—it is a wonder she was not killed—she is not able to work to any extent; she might do some light work.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Defective K.</hi>) I arrested the prisoner on the 8s. "Othenic" at the Royal Albert Docks on January 26th—I read the warrant to him—he replied, "Is the girl all right? I must have been drunk when I did it"—he made no reply when charged.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence on oath, stated that he went to the house to see Polly Vincent; that he had had too much to drink, and in consequence there was a quarrel; that he went round the counter to smack her because she was jeering at him, and Mrs. Prizeman got in front of her with a flat iron held up in her hand, which burnt her hand, causing her to drop it, thereby occasioning the wound.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19040208-name-121" type="given" value="POLLY"/>POLLY VINCENT</persName> </hi>. I have been keeping company with the prisoner—I have lived for some time with the Prizemans—I remember the prisoner coming into the shop in August—I had a few words with him because he would not take me out—Mrs. Prizeman told me to
<hi rend="italic">dare</hi> him, which I did—the prisoner said, "I'll smack you in the mouth"—I took no notice, but Mrs. Prizeman turned round and said, "No, you won't"—he never touched me—Mrs. Prizeman turned round and said, "I'll watch you don't hit her"—with that he put his hand across the counter to hit me. when Mrs. Prizeman picked up a flat iron—I went to get out of the way, and stood at the back of her, and she fell over my foot, and the iron bounced on her head.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">glossing</hi> iron—the prisoner was not violent at times, and I do not know why the prosecutrix imagined he would be violent on this particular occasion—the prisoner did not run away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> An iron in a laundry has to be heavy, and although it may be too cold for the purpose of ironing the shirt, it may be hot enough to burn the hand.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MACKAY</hi>. This letter is my writing, and sent to Mrs. Prize
<lb/>man—I mean by the expression in it, "Don't think I will back out of John Tye when he is caught," that they wanted me to false swear his life away—I did not keep out of the way of the police.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. THOMPSON</hi>. I was threatened if I gave evidence here.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "I reserve my defence."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Two summary convictions were proved against him.
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19040208-206-offence-1 t19040208-name-123"/>John Tracey</persName> with intent to rob him.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WOODCOCK</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COHEN</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had had three or four glasses of ale that evening—I am almost certain the voice that said "Out him" was the prisoner's—it was the voice above me, and it was the same voice of the prisoner that I heard at the Police Court.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I had not had too much to drink.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was with the prosecutor all the evening—we had ale at several public houses.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I believe the prisoner said when I caught him, "I'm done"—he never said, "I'm pumped out."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1902.
<hi rend="italic">Four other convictions were proved against him.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-206-19040208 t19040208-206-punishment-28"/>and fifteen strokes with a birch rod.</rs> </hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">To enter into recognisances.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS PORTER</hi> </persName> and
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<interp inst="def2-211-19040208" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SIDNEY COLLINS</hi> </persName>,
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<interp inst="t19040208-211-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t19040208-211-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="sodomy"/>Committing an act of gross indecency with each other.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DUNN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Porter, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CURTIS BENNETT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Collins.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, February</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1904.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before J. A. Rentoul, Esq., K.C.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">LOUIS BEAUJEAN</hi> (23)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19040208-212-offence-1 t19040208-name-141"/>George Smith</persName>, with intent to steal.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RODERICK</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted and the evidence was interpreted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SHARP</hi> (230,
<hi rend="italic">City) produced and proved a plan of</hi> 31,
<hi rend="italic">Fleet Lane, which is also</hi> 31,
<hi rend="italic">Dean's Court.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19040208-name-142" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19040208-name-142" type="given" value="RUTH"/>RUTH HEALD</persName> </hi>. I keep a general shop at 31, Fleet Lane—there is a storeroom there—the shop is in front, leading into Dean's Court—I left at 4.30 on January 24th, leaving the catch of the window securely fastened—I came on the 24th, and found the police there—I found this knife (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) up the chimney—I had never seen it before.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19040208-name-143" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19040208-name-143" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOSEPH"/>WILLIAM JOSEPH WOOD</persName> </hi> (246,
<hi rend="italic">City.</hi>) On the night of January 23rd I was on patrol—I examined the window of 31, Dean's Court several times—up to 11.45 it was securely fastened.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19040208-name-144" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am a compositor, and live on the first floor of 31, Dean's Court—Miss Heald's shop is below me on the ground floor—there</p>
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<p>is communication between the shop and the first floor—about 9.50 p.m. on January 23rd I heard a very unusual noise in the court—I went down the few stairs to the street door and into the court—I saw the window of 31 open—it was at once shut with a bang in my face—I immediately drew out my police whistle and blew it—the police came up, and I saw the prisoners brought out—I saw no property disturbed or out of place in the least—neither of these instruments (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) belong to me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Beaujean.</hi> The window was open when I came down.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19040208-name-145" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19040208-name-145" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE PORTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">City Police Sergeant.</hi>) On the night of January 23rd I was near Dean's Court about 9.50, and heard a police whistle blown—I ran down Dean's Court, where I found the window of No. 31 wide open—I climbed through and found the prisoners standing by the fireplace—I questioned them, and Beaujean said, "A woman brought us here and told us to get in"—they were taken to the station, and charged—Beaujean repeated the statement he made before—I went back to 31, Fleet Lane and found this tack opener and master key (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—a witness found the knife—I examined the window and compared the marks with the shape of the knife, which corresponded—there was a mark on the window corresponding to the back of the knife—the key opens all the doors, which merely have a catch.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19040208-name-146" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19040208-name-146" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19040208-name-146" type="surname" value="HINE"/>
<interp inst="t19040208-name-146" type="given" value="HUBERT"/>HUBERT HINE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant, City.</hi>) On January 25th I searched the premises with Inspector Crouch—I found this key on the floor—I call it a master key—later on I made a further search, and found this
<hi rend="italic">jemmy</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) standing on end as far as I could reach up the chimney—it had a thin coating of soot on it, from which I gathered that it had been there two or three days.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Giuseppe, in his defence on oath, said that he and Beaujean were going for a walk, and a lady stopped them; that Beaujean said</hi>, "I
<hi rend="italic">will go with her"; that he (Guiseppe) said</hi>, "I
<hi rend="italic">shan't come, I have no money"; that Beaujean said</hi>, "I
<hi rend="italic">will pay for you"; that the woman took them to Dean Street, and opening the window, said, "Come along, get in"; that they got in; that he gave her a shilling, and she went away; and that they started laughing, which was the noise.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">G. PORTON</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) Guiseppe refused to give me an address.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Beaujean, in his defence on oath, said that he was drunk; that he remem
<lb/>bered going through the window, and knew what he was doing; and that a woman opened the window and then went away.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>.
<hi rend="italic">Several convictions were proved against</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GUISEPPE</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Eighteen months' hard labour.</hi> </rs> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BEAUJEAX</hi>
<rs id="t19040208-212-punishment-35" type="punishmentDescription">
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<hi rend="italic">Six months' hard labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">PATRICK BURKE</hi> (28)</persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">DANIEL FITZGERALD</hi> (22)</persName>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DUCKWORTH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19040208-name-150" type="given" value="LEONARD"/>LEONARD RANDALL</persName> </hi>. I am a musician and music teacher, of 38, Fitzroy Street—on Friday, January 29th, I was in the Euston Road—about 6.30 a.m. I saw the prisoners—I was drunk, and cannot remember—I had an</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19040208-name-151" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19040208-name-151" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19040208-name-151" type="surname" value="GOLDING"/>
<interp inst="t19040208-name-151" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT GOLDING</persName> </hi> (43
<hi rend="italic">E.R.</hi>) On January 29th I was in the Euston Road—I watched the prisoners from about 6.30, when I stood in a shop doorway—one of them caught Randall's arm—they went into a public house—I shifted my position to a paper shop—the prisoners came back with the prosecutor and crossed the road—they saw me looking, and walked away with the prosecutor, saying, "Come on, governor," and kept looking round—when they found I had gone they turned into Seymour Street—I followed closely, and saw the three standing on the kerb—Fitzgerald left and went by the enclosure in Euston Square, and came back—the prosecutor tried to get away—Fitzgerald went after the prosecutor, who gave him some coin—Burke dropped a bag and struck the prosecutor a blow on his head, snatching his coat over his shoulder, and at the same time Fitzgerald struck him a blow in the ribs and knocked him down—I blew my whistle and ran after Burke—a
<hi rend="italic">navvy</hi> knocked him down, but he gained his feet and ran towards me—I made a grab at him, and missed him. but another man caught him—I arrested Burke—the other man was brought in shortly afterwards by a constable—at the station when charged Burke said it was a lie.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19040208-name-152" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19040208-name-152" type="surname" value="WARD"/>
<interp inst="t19040208-name-152" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WARD</persName> </hi>. I live at 107, Drummond Street—I am an assistant at the Victoria Hotel, King's Cross—on January 29th I was in Seymour Street, and saw Burke running and carrying a coat—I saw a
<hi rend="italic">navvy</hi> throw him down—Burke regained his feet and ran towards me and a constable—the constable made a grab at him, but missed him, and told me to hold him, which I did—he was taken to the station.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19040208-name-153" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19040208-name-153" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19040208-name-153" type="surname" value="WELTON"/>
<interp inst="t19040208-name-153" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WELTON</persName> </hi> (42
<hi rend="italic">E.R.</hi>) On January 29th I assisted Golding in Seymour Street—I saw him struggling with Burke—Fitzgerald was running away—I chased him through several streets, and ultimately arrested him between Drummond Street and Goldberg Street, Euston Square—I said to Fitzgerald, "What are you running for?"—he said, "Two of my
<hi rend="italic">pals</hi> were having a
<hi rend="italic">row</hi> off the corner of Seymour Street, and I did not want to be mixed up with it, so I ran away"—when charged he said, "It is a lie."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Burke's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "At 4.30 a.m. this morning I was outside the Victoria when the prosecutor came up to us. He took us to several coffee stalls: we went about till the
<hi rend="italic">pubs</hi> opened. We went into several, the last one being the Rising Sun. The prosecutor talked about wrestling. I offered to wrestle with him. As to any felonious intent to steal his coat, I had none. The constable is giving an exaggerated "idea of what he saw."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Fitzgerald, in his defence on oath, repeated this statement, and added that Randall had told him that he had been with a young woman.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Burke, in his defence, said that his story was exactly the same as Fitzgerald's.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">L. RANDALL</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) I had not been with any young woman that night, nor did I say that I had.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19040208-213-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19040208-213-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FITZGERALD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction at Clerkenwell on July</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1902,
<hi rend="italic">in the name of Henry Smith—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">BURKE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t19040208-213-punishment-37" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t19040208-213-punishment-37" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES BARNES</hi> (23)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19040208-214-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19040208-214-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, Burglariously breaking and entering the dwelling house of
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<interp inst="t19040208-name-155" type="surname" value="GASTALDO"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19040208-214-offence-1 t19040208-name-155"/>Eugenio Gastaldo</persName>, with intent to steal.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MORRIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19040208-name-156" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19040208-name-156" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19040208-name-156" type="surname" value="VARING"/>
<interp inst="t19040208-name-156" type="given" value="LUCY"/>LUCY VARING</persName> </hi>. I am a dressmaker, and the wife of George Varing, of 15, Store Street—I occupy the front bedroom on the first floor—the room has French windows opening outwards—I went to bed on Thursday, December 29th, about midnight—I locked the window and put the shutters against it, but never put the iron bar up—about 5 a.m. I heard a noise, and saw the prisoner come through the window—he assaulted me—I went up stairs after I had struggled with him—a lamp was broken after I had gone—when I came back into the room it was smashed on the floor, and some chairs were broken.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19040208-name-157" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY STACEY</persName> </hi> (283
<hi rend="italic">D</hi>) On December 30th, about 5 a.m., I heard cries of "Police!" and "Murder!" from 15, Store Street—as I passed by I was hit on the head by a chair, then I saw the prisoner's head looking through the window—I asked him to come outside—he came on the balcony—I asked him why he did that—he said, "All right, governor"—he climbed off the balcony into the footway—he was suffering from the effects of drink—he said, "All right, I do not mind now if I get ten years; I have had my revenge," and added something about some girl or woman some months back who had
<hi rend="italic">put him away</hi>—that she had caused him to be imprisoned I took to be his meaning—I had passed about fifteen minutes before, but did not notice whether the balcony window was open.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, said that he was drunk, which was the only thing against him when in the Army service, and that he went after a girl who had "put him away" but that he had no intention to steal.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19040208-214-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">He had previously</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to the assault see page</hi> 306),
<hi rend="italic">and the police stated that he was sentenced at Bow Street to three months' imprisonment for larceny .
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<interp inst="t19040208-214-punishment-38" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-214-19040208 t19040208-214-punishment-38"/>Six weeks' hard labour</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, February</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1904.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Phillimore.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">The Grand Jury having returned no True Bill, the prosecution offered no evidence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. B. B. MURPHY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WATT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ARNOLD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19040208-name-164" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES LEITH</persName> </hi>. I am a porter and shop assistant to Charles Vaughan, gunsmith, of 39, Strand—about 4 p.m. on Saturday, January 2nd, the prisoner came to our shop and bought this revolver and a box of fifty cartridges (
<hi rend="italic">Produced)—he</hi> paid 10s. for the revolver and 3s. for the cart
<lb/>ridges—he said he was going to Argentina, and asked if the revolver was strong enough—I asked him if he had a licence, and he produced this one—it is an ordinary 10s. gun licence to John Colman, Rowton House, Fieldgate Street, granted on January 2nd.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He did not say he was going to Tasmania, he said Argentina—he did not say when he was going—there was nothing in the conversation to make me remember it.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040208-name-165" type="given" value="AGNES"/>AGNES DAVEY</persName> </hi>. I have known the prisoner for three or four months—I have seen him frequently during that time, and slept with him twice before we went to 5, Artichoke Hill—I had made him no promise with regard to living with him, and he had not asked me to do so—I went with other men while I knew him—I do not know if he knew that—he never said anything to me about it—on Saturday, January 2nd, I did not see him, but he left a letter at the George for me on the Monday afternoon—I got it that night—I saw him at 1.30 p.m. on Sunday—I was just coming out of where I live—we had a drink, and then I left him—this is the letter I received from him (
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>) "
<hi rend="italic">Dear Agg</hi>,—
<hi rend="italic">It is all right.</hi> When I went down stairs that woman was not in, so I went out, and did not like coming back again, as you did not wish me to do so. I will be up at the George at 6.30 to-night, and again at eight. I hope you will get this, so as to be able to meet me for your money. P.S.—I suppose you will be vexed. Did you think I had sloped off on purpose?"—I had slept with him on the Sunday night at 5, Artichoke Hill and he had left me without giving me any money—after getting that letter I met him in the George, and we went to 5, Artichoke Hill to sleep there—we got there between twelve and one at night—I knocked at the door twice—the deceased came out—I said, "Have you got a bed for two nights?'—she said, "Yes"—we went into the front parlour—the deceased was there by herself——she said to the prisoner. "Are you going to treat us before you go to bed?"—he said, "Yes; what have you got in the house?"—she said, "I have got a nice drop of whisky"—he said, "Go and fetch it"—she went and got a big bottle and poured some whisky into a small bottle, and we drank it—she said again, "Are you going to treat us again before you go to bed?"—he said, "Yes," so she poured some more whisky into the small bottle—before we went to bed we had two quarterns of whisky between the three of us—before we went to bed at 3 a.m. the prisoner had his senses, and did not seem to be so very drunk—he paid the deceased 2s. 6d. for the bed and 2s. for the whisky—when we were going to bed he took a revolver out of his pocket and placed it on the corner of the table—we did not say anything about it—about 10 a.m., when the prisoner and
<hi rend="italic">me was</hi> in bed, the deceased fetched up a cup of tea—she said, "Ain't you going to treat us?"—the prisoner said, "Yes, go and get me a quartern of whisky," and he gave her 6d., and 2d.</p>
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<p>—she went and fetched it—he took it from her and drank the whole of it; then she went down stairs and came back again and knocked at the door, and said, "Aggie, do you want soap and towel and comb?."—I said "Yes," so she went down stairs and fetched it—she came back and said, "The man is mad"—nothing had happened to make her say that—he said, "Get away;" then he sent for another quartern of whisky—I thought he gave her 1s.—when she came back he said, "How much does a quartern of whisky cost?"—I said, "Sixpence or eightpence"—he said, "She has fetched me back fourpence"—I said, "What did you give her?"—he said, Sixpence and half a sovereign"—I said to her. "Go and fetch the change back"—she was just against the door, and said, "Wait a minute; 'Gusta' has gone for the change"—that was Augustus Gunther—she went down stairs, and came back with two half crowns and two two shilling pieces, and gave them into his hand—he poured some of the whisky into a glass and said, "Drink a glass, Aggie"—I said, "I don't care for it the first thing in the morning," so he poured it all into the glass and drank it—I reckon altogether he had five or six quarterns of whisky in the house—he had three or four quarterns after we woke up in the morning—he got me round the neck and said, "Drink and wish Jack luck"—I said. "Don't be so silly; dress yourself and come out with me"—he said, "Come and lie on the bed a little while"—I said I did not wish to—I got up and dressed, and went out into the yard to the w.c.—I went back into the front parlour—there were three women there, no men—I was sitting on the sofa—the prisoner called out, "Where is Aggie?"—I said, "Here I am"—he came into the parlour—he had his shirt and trousers on, but no boots—he said, "Come up stairs"—I said, "Go on; you go up"—he went up stairs; I went as far as the top of the stairs—he kept getting me round the neck, so I left him—he had the revolver in his shirt pocket then—before that I had last seen it on the Monday night on the table—it was there when I went down stairs to speak to the three wome—before I went to the w.c. I said. "Ain't you going to give me no money? You gave me none last night"—he went over to his pocket and gave me £1 9s.—he gave me two shillings,
<hi rend="italic">two</hi> half crowns, one two shilling piece, and a sovereign—I saw that he had four other sovereigns in his hand then—I said, "Be careful of your money; look after it"—I did not see him put the revolver into his pocket.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> About two years ago I lived at 5, Artichoke Hill for about four months—I am an unfortunate, and I was so then—when I was at Artichoke Hill two years ago it was kept by Martha Powell and Mr. Gunther—he lives at No. 6 now—I believe Martha Powell lives at No. 3 now—I do not know if she sleeps there now; she did before this occurred—the prisoner knew what I was, and that. I made my living by getting money from men—he paid me when he went with me,
<hi rend="italic">barring</hi> on the Monday morning, but he made it up next day—on the Monday night we left the George at twelve midnight—it closed at 12.30—we went straight to Artichoke Hill—we went to the George about 8 p.m.—the prisoner only drank whisky there; I do not know how much, but I</p>
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<p>know it was rather a lot—he kept on drinking and calling for more—when we lift the public house he had a quartern of whisky in his pocket—he pot that from another public house—he was drinking small glasses of whisky—I do not know what he paid for them—we were in the public bar in Commercial Road—it was the ordinary kind of whisky—he was a bit drunk when we got to Artichoke Hill, but he spoke sensibly enough—he was able to walk—when I used to live at Artichoke Hill Martha Powell and Mr. Gunther slept in the front parlour there—there is no other room on the ground floor that I know of, except the kitchen—there is no bed in the kitchen that I am aware of—Martha Powell was not in the parlour when we were asked to go in; there was no one there before we went to bed except the deceased—she brought two quarterns of whisky before we went to bed and three or four next morning—the prisoner drank the stuff he brought from the public house in the morning, in bed before the deceased came up with the tea—I did not have any of it—the deceased knocked at the door and said, "Open the door"—I said, "What do you want?"—she said, "I have a cup of tea"—I came on retching after the drink overnight, so I said to the prisoner, "You drink the tea"—I did not drink it; I did not care for it—there was only one cup—the prisoner had half of it, and the rest was left—I suppose it was brought up for me—it was then that the deceased asked the prisoner if he was going to treat her—I did not have any of the three or four quarterns of whisky in the morning—the prisoner poured a little drop into the glass, and the deceased drank it—the prisoner did not seem stupid or insensible that morning—he answered when I spoke to him—he did not seem as if he had lost his senses—in addition to what the deceased brought him, he drank what he had brought from the public house—that was before I got out of bed—when I went down stairs I saw the deceased, Martha Powell, and a young Jewish lady who is a lodger—when I came back from the yard Powell was hitting the deceased—I stopped her and said, "What are you hitting her for?"—she said, "She is doing me
<hi rend="italic">blind</hi> out of my money"—I understood the deceased was being accused of taking Powell's money—I do not know if it was about the prisoner's money—I do not know if any other women were sleeping in the house that night.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. There is another room at the back on that floor, and another floor above—there was nobody in the room at the back that I am aware of—there is only one room up stairs, where Elsie Mattes was sleeping—I saw her in the morning when I went into the yard—I had no arrangement to meet the prisoner again that morning when I left him—I only go to the George about 6 p.m., and never in the daytime—he would know where to find me—he did not know where I lived—I have no fixed place to live in, and no home.</p>
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<p>I did not see her on Sunday January 3rd, or on Monday, January 1th—she slept, in mv house—on the Sunday night, but I did not know it. and I did no! know until Tuesday morning that she had slept there on. Monday night—no money was paid to me on Monday night in respect to her sleeping there on Tuesday. January 5th. about 10 a.m., I was in the front room down stairs with the deceased—Davey came in by herself and spoke to me—between 10.30 and 11 the prisoner came in—Davey and the deceased were there then—the prisoner had on his trousers and shirt, but no coat or shoes—he said, "Agnes, come up stairs"—she said, "All right, wait a minute; I am only speaking to the Missus"—he said again, "Come up stairs; I want you"—she said, "All right"—I said, Go up stairs if the man wants you"—she went up stairs, and the prisoner followed her—I heard someone go out of the house, and I then saw Davey pass the window—two or three minutes afterwards the prisoner came down stairs again and into the room—he seemed to be dressed as he was before—he had no coat on—only me and the deceased were in the room then—the prisoner said, "Where is Agnes?"—I said, "I do not know"—he kept repeating, "Fetch Agnes, go and fetch Agnes"—I said, "Agnes told you she wanted to go to the infirmary"—when she was in the room she had said she wanted to go to the infirmary to see some sick person; I think it was a child—when I told the prisoner what Davey had said he said several times, "Oh, no, fetch her'"—I said, Hulda, go and see if you can see her"—she was out for about five minutes—when she came back the prisoner was still there—the deceased said, "I cannot see her
<hi rend="italic">nowhere</hi>"—in
<hi rend="italic">this</hi> side of the prisoner's shirt I
<hi rend="italic">see</hi> a revolver sticking out—it was like this one (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—I said, "You have got a revolver"—he took it out of his pocket and said, "That won't do you no harm, but if you don't fetch Aggie I will blow my b——brains out"—I did not think he was drunk—he looked excited—he spoke clearly—I did not answer him—he put the revolver back in his pocket—he did not say anything then—he remained in the room for a couple of seconds, then he went up stairs—he was up there two or three minutes—he came down—he had no coat on—only me and the deceased were in the room—the prisoner said, "Go and fetch Aggie, go and see if you can find Aggie"—the deceased said, "Go up stairs and dress yourself"—he stood for a couple of minutes and then went up stairs—shortly afterwards he came into the room—he had his long over
<lb/>coat on, with the collar turned up, and a cap on—I was sitting on a chair on one side of the fireplace, and the deceased was on the other side—the prisoner came directly towards us—he stood alongside the deceased and said, "Go and fetch Aggie"—he put his hand into his side pocket and went like that (
<hi rend="italic">Pointing</hi>), and said, "Go and fetch Aggie"—at the same time he shot at the deceased twice—I heard two shots—I jumped up. And at the second shot the deceased fell into the fireplace—I caught hold of the prisoner—I was between the sofa and the table—I struggled with him and held him by his coat—he said, "Fetch Aggie, fetch Aggie"—I said, "I will fetch Aggie;" then I heard something and felt something hot on me; then he shot again, but I do not know if that caught me; I felt the something hot down the back of my neck, and I felt blood down my</p>
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<p>neck—I do not know if I had a wound there—I was crying out, "Help, help, murder!"—the door opened, and I
<hi rend="italic">see</hi> young Gunther come in—I said, in English. "He has shot me and killed Hulda"—I
<hi rend="italic">see</hi> Gunther rush towards the prisoner and hold him—I fell down—I do not know what happened to me—I was afterwards taken to the London Hospital, where I believe I stayed a fortnight.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. He did not point the revolver at me before I went to him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have been in this country for twenty years—I come from Russia—when Davey lived at 5, Artichoke Hill, some time ago, Gunther did not live there with me—he never lived with me—he lived in the same street—the house was kept as a brothel, as it is now—it has been a brothel for about four years—before that I let it out to tenants—I pay the rent—I do not pay no rates—the deceased was my servant—the money which she took from people who came there she put in a drawer, and if she wanted to buy something she took it—I gave her no wage—I do not know that she has been convicted twenty or thirty times for drunkenness and as a disorderly prostitute—I know she was locked up for drunkenness once or twice—when the prisoner and Davey came from the George at 1 a.m. on the 5th, I was in bed in my bedroom down stairs—there is only one room there—I did not see them in that room—if they were in bed they must have gone up stairs—they did not stay in my room for two hours drinking whisky with the deceased—the only other room down stairs is a small kitchen, and to get there you must go through my bed sitting-room—if they had been in my room I should have been sure to wake up, and they must have seen me—I was not in No. 6—I do not sleep there with Gunther—I was not charged with him for keeping No. 5 as a brothel—the first time that I knew the prisoner and Davey were in the house on Tuesday, was between 10.30 and 11 a.m., when Davey came down stairs—I do not keep whisky in the house for sale or to drink—I did not know that the deceased kept it—if she had I should have known it—there was a bottle in the house which had been given to me as a Christmas box by the landlord—I do not know where the deceased had put it—we had nearly drunk it up—I do not know if any was left—that was the only whisky in the house—on Tuesday morning the deceased and I had a few words because she said I had no business to get out of bed, because I have always been in bed very near—we have never quarrelled about money—I did not strike her—I have never done so—I may have pushed her—I never saw any of the prisone's money—I do not know if it was in the drawer—I did not know that the deceased had got any from the prisoner—I heard no conversation about it—the only thing the prisoner complained of was that he could not find Aggie—the deceased did not say anything to make him angry: the only thing she said was, "Go up stairs and dress yourself"—he seemed quite sober—he looked excited—he did not
<hi rend="italic">seern</hi> dazed or stupid—he seemed to know what he was doing—when he said to the deceased, "Go and find Aggie," he pointed the revolver straight at her head—he was close to her—while I was holding him he tried to point the revolver at my head, but I was always able to</p>
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<p>keep it down—when I called, young Ganther came in—that was the first time I had seen him that morning—I had not called him to do something to the dog—Mattes was not in the room while Davey was there—when the prisoner came down stairs I did not see any money in his hand—he never spoke about money—I did not see any other man in the room that morning until young Gunther came in.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant H.</hi>) About 2 p.m. on January 5th I went to Rowton House, Whitechapel, and searched locker No. 541—I found this box of cartridges (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>), some of which I compared with some found on the prisoner—they correspond—I found two letters one registered—neither of them were open—I returned to the police station and showed the things to the prisoner telling him where I had found them—he said, "I bought the cartridges in the Strand, near the Law Courts, last Saturday, also the revolver; I gave 10s. for the revolver and 3s. for the cartridges. I was on Tower Bridge yesterday; I meant to throw them over into the river, also the licence"—I showed him the registered letter—he opened it in my presence—it contained four £3 notes and two postal orders for £1 each—there was no letter in it—the other letter he opened; it was from his mother (
<hi rend="italic">Read:</hi>) "New Delaval, January 4th. My dear Son,—Received your letter all right. I was more than surprised when I read your letter I had no idea you were keeping company with any young woman where you are living well Jack what you tell me about her she is not worth a single thought be thankful that you have seen through her in time it would have been a good deal worse if you had been married to her console yourself that you have escaped such a low creature take no notice of her whatever for heaven's sake don't get into any trouble over such a creature there are plenty of decent girls don't let such a one as she is try to spoil your life live it down like a man treat her with contempt do nothing that will ever cause you to regret such as her will only rejoice to know that they can make you suffer that's what I would not let her do it is a pity that any man should for so forget himself do anything wrong to let a woman be the means of him getting two years I hope you will show her you can forget her better than that put her out of your thoughts at once there are plenty of better women to be got she has proved herself to be a low bad girl living with a man not married be glad she showed her true colours in time don't think that I don't feel for you in this I do for I have passed through I was only a young woman you are a man that makes a. great difference there are lads around here have been that just the same they have never bothered themselves about it so Jack, just do the same if it had been an upright good girl you might have felt it keenly not as it is I must ask you again to forget all about her do nothing wrong bad treatment generally in time falls on their own heads follow the old saying let her lay as she grows as I am writing I have just received the telegram it send your money at once it will be sent as soon as Dick gets in be careful Jack for your own sake and mine from your loving mother Ann Colman the first post leaves to-night at 8.30 to-night may God bless you, my son from Mother."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He did not say anything about his intention of going abroad—he did not mention Tasmania or the Argentine to me.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040208-name-168" type="given" value="ELSIE"/>ELSIE MATTES</persName> </hi>. I used to live at 5, Artichoke Hill—I am a cigarette maker—I occupied the top floor—I knew the deceased for a fortnight, and also Mrs. Powell—on January 5th I heard voices of a man and woman in the front room underneath me, which is the first floor—there are only two floors to the house—I did not know the voices—I had been asleep before I heard them, and I went to sleep afterwards—I next heard a noise like a revolver being fired—there were three or four shots—I did not take any notice of them—I had not been down stairs before on that morning—I do not know Davey—when I heard the shots I also heard screaming—I went down stairs—the room was full of people, and the policemen were in there—when I heard the shots I was dressing—I had been up perhaps an hour—I was doing my house work—no man had been in my room that night.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I have had men in my room before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had not been down stairs before I heard the shots—I did not see anything of a quarrel between the deceased and Mrs. Powell—I have been in this country for nearly six years—I come from Germany.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040208-name-169" type="given" value="AUGUSTUS"/>AUGUSTUS GUNTHER</persName> </hi>. I am a French polisher, of 6, Artichoke Hill—on January 5th, about 11 a.m., I was outside my door—I heard screams coming from No. 5—I went into the front room on the ground floor—I saw Martha Powell lying on the floor, and the deceased lying in the fire
<lb/>place—the prisoner was standing against the fireplace: he had a revolver in his hand, pointing to the ground—Powell did not say anything to me—I struck the prisoner—he fell on a chair—I held him and called for assis
<lb/>tance—my father came in—I heard Powell say, "He has killed her and shot me"—the prisoner did not say anything to that—I sent for a con
<lb/>stable—two came finally—before the prisoner went away we shook hands and said good bye—the constable had him, and he said, "Shake hands and say good bye"—he did not shake hands with anybody else.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I work at my own shop at 25, St. George's Street—I was home for breakfast at this time—I had not been at work that morning; I was the night before—I generally go to work at 8 a.m.—I had been in No. 5 that morning to chain the dog up—the deceased had asked me to do so—she had not asked me to go for any change—I have lived in No. 6 for about eighteen months—my father never lived in No. 5 with Mrs. Powell—I have never lived there—Mrs. Powell does not sleep in No. 6—she had not been in there on Monday night—I did not see her on Tuesday before she was shot—the prisoner did not struggle while I was holding him—he tried to point the revolver at me—I had not much difficulty in preventing him from doing so—he looked more excited than drunk—he seemed* a bit stupid—I cannot suggest why he asked to shake hands with me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> There is only a foot between my door and the front door of No. 5—I did not hear any shots or anything before I heard the screams—as soon as I heard the screams I went in—I did not see any man coming out of No. 5 before I went in—I could not have failed to have seen them if any</p>
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<p>had come out, but I was only outside for about two minutes—the only man in the house when I went in was the prisoner.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040208-name-170" type="given" value="HERMANN"/>HERMANN GUNTHER</persName> </hi>. I live at 6, Artichoke Hill—I was at home on the morning of January 5th—my son went outside, and in about two minutes I heard a cry of "Murder, father, murder!"—I went into No. 5—the door was open—I saw my son struggling with the prisoner in the corner on a chair, and two women lying on the ground, one in the fireplace and one on the right of the door—I got, hold of the prisoner by his wrist and told my son to get the revolver away—he took it away and we sent for a constable—I had not been in the house before that morning—before the police came the prisoner said, Let me get up"—I said. "No, I shant"—when the police had him he would not go without shaking hands, so I shook hands with him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known the deceased for fifteen years—she insured her life, and the policy was assigned to me—I know Davey by sight—I do not remember her living at 5. Artichoke Hill—I live at No. 6—I have never lived at No. 5—I know Martha Powell—I was charged for keeping No. 5 as a brothel—she was not charged; she was not in the case at all—No. 6 is not a brothel—women have gone into No. 5, but I cannot exactly say what it is—I am not often in there: the last time was a couple of months ago—I do not let any rooms in No. 6—my children live with me—I have no wife.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> There were no men in there when I got in No. 5 except the prisoner, my son and myself.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040208-name-171" type="given" value="LILY"/>LILY ROHLEN</persName> </hi>. I am a polisher, of 7, Artichoke Hill—on Tuesday, January 5th, I was cleaning my doorstep—I heard a noise like an explosion of a gas engine—I heard cries of Murder! and Police!—then I heard another report—I went towards No. 5, where the noise came from—when I got to the door I saw a young
<hi rend="italic">chap</hi> standing by the room door—I went inside the house, and saw Mrs. Powell kneeling in front of the table—blood was running down her side—the deceased was lying her left side in front of the fender—Mr. Gunther was holding the prisoner by the collar and tie—I went for the police.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I found in the house old Mr. Gunther, young Mr. Gunther, the two women, and the prisoner, nobody else.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I knew the people in No. 5 as neighbours—I had not been in there before that morning—I do not know the last time I was in there—I had not been in the place for months that I know of—the prisoner was rather red in the face and a bit excited—he did not say anything—I did not stay long enough to know if he was dazed or stupid—I cannot say if he was drunk.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> My doorstep is on the same line as No. 3—I had been cleaning it for three or four minutes before the explosion—I had seen no men, except the Gunthers, enter or leave No. 5.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">H.</hi>) On Tuesday. January 3th, about 10.15 a.m., I went with Dunn to.5, Artichoke Hill—we went into the front room on the ground floor—I saw Powell lying on the floor bleeding from wound on the left of her neck and the deceased bleeding from her face—</p>
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<p>Powell said, He shot me," meaning the prisoner, who was being held by two men—we arrested him, and took the women to the London Hospital.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not hear the prisoner say anything—he had been drinking heavily I should say, but he was not drunk—he seemed greatly excited.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">H.</hi>) On the morning of January 5th I went with Thurlow to 5, Artichoke Hill—I was handed this revolver by Augustus Gunther—we arrested the prisoner in the house—he did not say anything then, but on the way to the station he said, "I have been a d————d fool, I know; I done it: I cannot think what made me do it. She has
<hi rend="italic">done me down</hi> for £5 10s."—he was sober, but he had evidently been drinking heavily—he was charged at the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He did not say anything in the house—I was in the house three or four minutes before we went to the station.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant H.</hi>) I was at Leman Street Police Station when the prisoner was brought there on January 5th, about 11 a.m.—he had evidently been drinking, but I should not say he was drunk—I said to him, "What is your name, occupation, age, and address?"—this note was taken at the time—he replied, "John Colman, 42; I have been to sea, and I have been in the Durham Light Infantry nine and a half years; but I have been doing nothing for the last six months, only acting the b——fool. I only fired two shots. Aggie ran away and left me there. I found she was living with another man. I took her to 5, Artichoke Hill. We slept there. We had been there for the last two nights. When we got up this morning we had some whisky. She went down stairs, and when I went down I found she had gone"—this revolver was brought to the station—I examined it—I found there were four spent cartridges and one loaded one in it—it has five chambers—on searching the prisoner I found five other cartridges similar to those in the revolver, also a bed ticket at Rowton House, a gun licence taken out on January 2nd, and this postcard (
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>) addressed, "Mr. R. Rutherford, 45, South Road, New Delaval. North. In the event of any
<lb/>thing occurring to me, send
<hi rend="italic">that</hi> money there is in my pocket, probably about £4 or £5, to the address on the post card, John Colman"—I found on him ninepence in bronze—on seeing that he said, "I had a £5 note; someone has been
<hi rend="italic">through me</hi>"—he paused, and then said, "No; they have done me for £4 or £5 in gold. I did not know that"—I went to 5, Artichoke Hill, and examined the room on the ground floor—there did not appear to have been a struggle—there was a quantity of blood in the fireplace and some on the bed—I found threepence in bronze on the floor, close to the fireplace—I searched the whole house for money, but failed to find any—all the rooms were empty, with the exception of where Mattes lived—I did not search that room—I found the prisoner's cap: it had a few spots of blood on it—I took it back to the station—the prisoner said, "That is mine; there are some spots of blood on it. I thought I had been knocked about"—I saw him again about midday—I was passing through the charge room—the prisoner saw me and said,</p>
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<p>"I want to speak to you, Aggie has played with me; she promised to live with me, but I found she has lived with other men. When I went down stairs Aggie had gone. I spoke to the two women. They gave me some
<hi rend="italic">cheek</hi>, and told me to go out. and began acting the fool. I had a good drop of drink, and shot the both of them"—he gave me a description of Davey, which enabled me to find her—on January 6th the prisoner sent for me—he said, "I want to send a letter to my mother"—I said I did not think there was any objection but he must understand we should read the contents—he said. "That does not matter in the least"—I supplied him with pen, ink. and paper, and he wrote to his mother—this is the letter—I kept the original and sent a copy (
<hi rend="italic">Read:</hi>) "London. My dear Mother,—How shall I begin, and what shall I say? You will, of course, have heard of this awful affair. I got away with bad company, mother, and went with a woman on Monday night. I remember having a little whisky yesterday morning with water. I came down stairs feeling very queer and dizzy in my head. The girl had left the house, so two other women told me. They got me into a room down stairs and set about me at once. Mother, I had a revolver on me, which I bought for the purpose of taking to Tasmania. Heavens help me, you can guess the remainder. I have a dim remembrance of some men being there, also; the strangest part of it, mother, my money was taken from me. I had it in my possession when I came down stairs. The woman I was with got nothing; but she knew I had a few pounds on me. Could she have told the others to put something in the drink to stupefy me, and then take this money? I must say it has the appearance of it. So see, mother, I don't even know those two poor women. If only they had let me go away quietly. Mother, think as little of it as possible. Don't take it too much to heart. It isn't as if I had intended doing it. I shall, of course, write again. God bless you, dear, and again don't let it affect you too much. Give my love to them all.—Your loving son, Jack"—he had not said anything about any men being there—he had not the appear
<lb/>ance of a man who had been drugged—I was not present when Powell was searched at the hospital—I heard of some property being found on her—it was not given up—that which was found on the deceased was given to the Coroner's officer—I saw the prisoner write this letter—the writing on this postcard is the same.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have made some inquiries about the prisoner; Divall has made others—I have heard a good report of him—as far as I know, there is nothing against him—I have been in this locality for some years—some of the houses are brothels—when the prisoner was brought in I noticed that he had a slight mark over his left eye, but I thought it was of old standing a day or two's standing, at all events—he had the appearance of a man who had been drinking heavily—he gave a very reasonable account of all that had transpired.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Inspector II.</hi>) I saw the prisoner at Leman Street Police Station about 7.30 p.m. on January 5th—I said. I am a police officer, and I will charge you with the wilful murder of Hulda Poppie and the attempted murder of Martha Powell at 5, Artichoke Hill,</p>
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<p>St. George's—In-the-East. this morning—he said, "I thought there was something wrong, but no one would tell me about it. Is there anything known about the men? There was some men. Somebody must have taken the money from me, as when I got here I had only a few coppers, and I ought to have had £4 or £5"—I read the charge to him—he made no reply.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have made inquiries about him—I have been furnished with information as to where he has been, and I have had inquiries made by the police in Northumberland—there is nothing known against him—he and his people are respectable—I know Artichoke Hill very well—it is a very low locality—I cannot say that there are a number of foreign brothels there—we prosecute when we get the chance—I think the deceased has been convicted ten or twenty times for being drunk and disorderly—I saw the prisoner about 1 p.m. on January 5th—he had been drinking, but he was perfectly rational and very clear in his speech and movements.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The deceased was only charged with dishonesty once, and immediately discharged.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040208-name-176" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS JONES</persName> </hi>, M.R.C.S. I am divisional surgeon of police—on January 5th I went to Leman Street Police Station at 2 p.m.—I examined the prisoner—he appeared to be in an ill and excited states—he was perfectly rational, and his movements were steady—he had two longitudinal scratches above his right eye—he had a mark on his right cheek—it was not quite a bruise, but a little more than a flushing, and he had a cut on the inner side of his upper lip, about the centre—those injuries were recent—the teeth corresponding to the cut on the lip were not loosened and the gums were not inflamed or injured—he had no appear
<lb/>ance of having been drugged, or having had any heavy blow.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I only judge of the prisoner's condition at the time I examined him—he was then perfectly sober and rational, but he had been drinking—a man in a fit of drunkenness, or disorder of mind occa
<lb/>sioned by drunkenness, who had killed a human being, would not realise it so quickly as a man who was not drunk—if a man drank a bottle of bad whisky in the course of a few hours the chances are that he would be drunk, and probably insensibly drunk—I could not form any opinion of how much the prisoner had drunk—I had no evidence of his having been drugged—he might have been drugged within six or eight hours from the time I saw him, but it all depends on what kind of drug it was, and how much was administered—you can get good whisky in the East End—if a man drank a pint of the cheap whisky which is sold in a low class of public house the chances are that he would be helplessly drunk very soon—it depends on the individual as to whether his mind would go before his bodily powers; it is supposed that persons who have been abroad and have been attacked by malaria are more easily affected by alcoholism; drink has the effect of bringing on an attack of epilepsy in epileptic sub
<lb/>jects, but the prisoner had no epileptic seizure; it is a very different ques
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<p>epilepsy; I cannot say what state the prisoner was in live or six hours before I saw him.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040208-name-177" type="given" value="MOSES THOMAS"/>MOSES THOMAS WILLIAMS</persName> </hi>. I am a Bachelor of Medicine and house surgeon at the London Hospital—the deceased was brought there by the police about 11.23 a.m. on January 5th—when I saw her she was syncoped: her head and face were more or less covered with blood; her breathing was stertorous, her pulse was 48, and she was unconscious—she never recovered—I made a
<hi rend="italic">post-mortem</hi> examination next day, and found the cause of death to be two gun shot wounds in the brain; I found two bullets in her head; the two wounds were within an inch of each other on the left side of the face near the ear—I thought the shot was fired close to the head, because the edges of the wounds were inverted, and all round them the flesh was blackened—death was due to hemorrhage and shock due to the bullet wounds—one of the bullets was battered about so that you cannot recognise it, but the other seems to fit this empty case—this live cartridge may be the same size, but I would not like to swear to it—I also attended Powell—she was quite conscious, and answered all questions rationally—she was suffering from shock, and had two wounds—one was a small wound behind the right ear; the edges were slightly inverted; the other was larger, about 1 inch or 1 1/2 inches behind the anterior one, the edges being everted, showing that the bullet had gone in at one wound and come out of the other: it had not struck the bone it had just gone through the muscles—I should think the wound was inflicted at close quarters—there was no other wound—I do not know anything about the women being searched.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">F. WENSLEY</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) I made inquiries respecting the money found; I think 1s. 3 1/2 d. was found on the deceased; I believe 2d. or 3d. any was found on Powell.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "I do not wish to make any statement in this Court. I call no witnesses."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence on oath, said that when he was a boy he had a sunstroke and when serving in the Army in India he was in hospital three times with malaria; that he was invalided in May</hi>, 1902;
<hi rend="italic">that he was making arrangements to go to Tasmania, as he suffered from ague; that he had had two epileptic fits; that he met Davey while waiting to go to Tasmania; that he bought the revolver because he was going abroad; that he and Davey went to 3, Artichoke Hill on January 4th; that the deceased let them in and took them to a room down stairs: that he did not see anybody else there; that he was drunk; that he had some whisky, but he did not know how much: that he went to bed with Davey, and in the morning had more whisky, after which he seemed to become greatly dazed and stupefied; that when he was dressed he went down stairs; that he did not remember putting the revolver into his pocket, or having it with him then; that some women said that Davey had gone out. and asked him to go into the room; that there was a scuffle; that he had a hazy idea of men and women being there, and of being struck; that he remembered having the revolver in his hand and of shouting out and firing it, but he did not remember firing at the deceased; that when he went to the house he had</hi> £3 10s.;
<hi rend="italic">that he did not remember giving Davey</hi> 29
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.;
<hi rend="italic">that he had his</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">money in his pocket just before going down stairs; that he did not remember struggling with the Gunthers; that he remembered being in the street with the constable, but not of making a statement to him or to anyone at the station, that he did not intend to fire at anyone; that when he wrote the postcard he did not intend doing anything to himself, but was not feeling very well, and though he might have another epileptic fit; and that his explanation of the women being shot was that he had been knocked down by some men in the room, and when he jumped up he fired at anyone.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">He received a good character from the police. The Jury recommended him to mercy on account of his good character and the circumstances under which the crime was com
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, February</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1904.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Bowen.</hi> I was refused to be served because I was in bad company—two young women met me there first.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040208-name-182" type="given" value="LILY"/>LILY HEWSON</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of the landlord of the Horn of Plenty—the prisoners and another man came with the prosecutor into the bar—I refused to serve them because I knew the prisoners—as they went out at one door I went out at another—I saw Landon knock the prosecutor down; the other two stood over him—I ran for assistance—I saw two police
<lb/>men, and gave information—I identified the prisoners on the Monday at Commercial Street Police Station—one is known as
<hi rend="italic">Treacle</hi>, and the other one as
<hi rend="italic">Wally</hi>—they have been customers for about ten months.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Bowen.</hi> My husband and I know what happened on two previous occasions—I did not want you in the house.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040208-name-183" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BROGDEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant H.</hi>) I was on duty in Com
<lb/>mercial Street on Saturday, January 16th, at 9.30, with Sergeant Dessent; we saw the prisoners, and went the reverse way and apprehended them—I said to Landon,"
<hi rend="italic">Treacle</hi>, I want you: I want to take you into custody for robbing a man on the night of the 12th in Dorset Street"—he said, "It is a funny thing; if anything happens you always pull me in for it; I know nothing about it"—Bowen said, "I know nothing about it; I stood at the corner of Dorset Street, and a man asked me to have a drink at the Horn of Plenty, but they refused to serve us, and I came out and went down the street"—Hewson identified them.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040208-name-184" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY DESSENT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant H.</hi>) I was with Brogden, and</p>
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<p>arrested Bowen—I told him he would be taken into custody for robbery on the 12th of last month—he said. "What job do you say it is?"—I ex
<lb/>plained it to him. and he said, "All right, I have got a very good idea who has done this for us."</p>
<hi rend="italic">London's defence:</hi> I was not there. I got penal servitude for it once, and have never done it since.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Bouen's defence:</hi> The prosecutor and three others I took to be his friends took me and Landon for a drink but they were refused to be served; I next saw the prosecutor' standing at the corner of a court and heard a scuffle; he said. There's a
<hi rend="italic">row.</hi> "but Landon said Don't go up there, or else you will get in for it," and the robbers, whoever they were, let the man go. but I know nothing about it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">They then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to previous convictions</hi>,
<hi rend="largeCaps">LAN
<hi rend="italic">at this Court in May.</hi> 1898.
<hi rend="italic">in the name of William Wood—
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<hi rend="italic">at Clerkenwell in October</hi>, 1901—
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