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<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</p>
<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>RITCHIE, MAYOR.</p>
<p>SIXTH SESSION, HELD MARCH 21ST, 1904.</p>
<p>MINUTES OF EVIDENCE,</p>
<p>TAKEN IN SHORT-HAND BY</p>
<p>MESSRS. BARNETT AND BUCKLER,</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>ROLLS CHAMBERS, No. 89, CHANCERY LANE.</p>
<p>LONDON:</p>
<p>STEVENS AND SONS, LIMITED, 119, CHANCERY LANE,</p>
<p>Law Booksellers and Publishers.</p>
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<p>THE</p>
<p>WHOLE PROCEEDINGS</p>
<p>On the King's Commission of</p>
<p>OYER AND TERMINER AND GAOL DELIVERY</p>
<p>FOR</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>AND GAOL DELIVERY FOR THE</p>
<p>COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX, AND THE PARTS OF THE COUNTIES OF ESSEX, KENT, AND SURREY WITHIN THE JURISDICTION</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT,</p>
<p>Held on Monday, March 21st, 1904, and following days.</p>
<p>Before the Right Hon.
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<interp inst="t19040321-name-1" type="given" value="JAMES THOMSON"/>SIR JAMES THOMSON RITCHIE</persName> </hi>, Bart.,
<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; the Hon. Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM GRAMHAM</hi>, Knight, one of the Justices of His Majesty's High Court; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN WHITTAKER ELLIS</hi>, Bart., Sir
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<interp inst="t19040321-name-2" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID EVANS</persName> </hi>, K.C.M.G., Lieut.-Colonel Sir
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<interp inst="t19040321-name-3" type="given" value="HORATIO"/>HORATIO DAVIES</persName> </hi>, K.C.M.G., M.P., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">FORREST FULTON</hi>, Knight, K.C., Recorder of the said City; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM PURDIE TRELOAR</hi>, Knight,
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<interp inst="t19040321-name-5" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID BURNETT</persName> </hi>, Esq., other of the Aldermen of the said City;
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<interp inst="t19040321-name-6" type="given" value="FREDERICK ALBERT"/>FREDERICK ALBERT BOSANQUET</persName> </hi>, Esq., K.C., Common Serjeant of the said City; and
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<interp inst="t19040321-name-7" type="given" value="JAMES ALEXANDER"/>JAMES ALEXANDER RENTOUL</persName> </hi>, Esq., K.C., M.P., LL. D., Deputy Judge of the City of London Court, His Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court,</p>
<p>Sir
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<interp inst="t19040321-name-8" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN KNILL</persName> </hi>, Bart., Alderman.</p>
<p>Sir
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<interp inst="t19040321-name-9" type="given" value="ALFRED JAMES"/>ALFRED JAMES REYNOLDS</persName> </hi>, Knt., J.P.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19040321-name-10" type="given" value="ANDREW WILLIAM"/>ANDREW WILLIAM TIMBRELL</persName> </hi> Esq.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19040321-name-11" type="given" value="JOSEPH DAVID"/>JOSEPH DAVID LANGTON</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Under Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">RITCHIE, MAYOR. SIXTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that the prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—a dagger</hi> ()
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, March</hi> 21
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1904.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<p>286.
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<p>(287.)
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19040321-287-offence-1 t19040321-name-15"/>the Postmaster General</persName>. </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Nine months' hard labour.—</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>(288.)
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to embezzling a cheque for £110, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19040321-288-offence-2 t19040321-name-17"/>Butterworth Brothers, New Zealand, Limited</persName>, his employers; </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to unlawfully and wilfully falsifying and making false entries in certain books, the property of his said masters.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">It was stated that the prisoner's defalcations were</hi> £8,000.
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<hi rend="italic">Three years' penal servitude.</hi> </rs></p> </div1>
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<p>(289.)
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19040321-289-offence-1 t19040321-name-20"/>John McCubbing</persName>, and stealing therein a pair of gloves and other articles his property; </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to breaking and entering the dwelling house of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19040321-289-offence-2 t19040321-name-21"/>Thomas Mark Chambers Hunt</persName> and stealing two watches and other articles, his property.</rs> (
<hi rend="italic">Set Vol.</hi> cxxxii.,
<hi rend="italic">page</hi> 747.)
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<p>(290.)
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<interp inst="t19040321-290-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, to stealing £50 belonging to
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19040321-290-offence-1 t19040321-name-23"/>Emile Collomb</persName> and himself as joint beneficial owners;</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to inducing Emile Collomb to sign his name to a paper in order that the same might be converted into a valuable security, with intent to defraud;</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to feloniously marrying
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19040321-290-offence-3 t19040321-name-24"/>Mary Gill</persName>, his wife being alive; having been convicted of felony at Lewes on November 29th, 1897. </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Two other convictions were proved against him.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-290-19040321 t19040321-290-punishment-5"/>Nine months' hard labour</rs> </hi></p> </div1>
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<p>(291.)
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALFRED PARISH</hi> (19)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19040321-291-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-291-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="pocketpicking"/>, to stealing a bag, a ring, and £11 10s., the property of
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<interp inst="t19040321-name-26" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19040321-291-offence-1 t19040321-name-26"/>Ursula Smith</persName>, from her person, having been convicted of felony at Clerkenwell Sessions on January 20th, 1903. </rs>
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<interp inst="t19040321-291-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-291-19040321 t19040321-291-punishment-6"/>
<hi rend="italic">Twenty months' hard labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>(292.)
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FREDERICK GRAY</hi> (28)</persName>
<rs id="t19040321-292-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19040321-292-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-292-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, to unlawfully and fraudulently converting to his own use and benefit £16 5s. 6d., entrusted to him in order that he might apply it towards the passage money of
<persName id="t19040321-name-28" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t19040321-name-28" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19040321-292-offence-1 t19040321-name-28"/>William John Dodd</persName> to
<placeName id="t19040321-geo-1">
<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t19040321-292-offence-1 t19040321-geo-1"/>South Africa</placeName>.</rs>
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<interp inst="t19040321-292-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Eighteen months hard labour.</hi> </rs>—And</p> </div1>
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<p>(293.)
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<interp inst="def1-293-19040321" type="age" value="17"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY LYONS</hi> (17)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19040321-293-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-293-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="assaultWithIntent"/>, to unlawfully attempting to have carnal knowledge of
<persName id="t19040321-name-30" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t19040321-name-30" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-30" type="age" value="5"/>
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<interp inst="t19040321-name-30" type="given" value="PHOEBE"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19040321-293-offence-1 t19040321-name-30"/>Phœbe Vilonsky</persName>, aged five years;</rs>
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<interp inst="t19040321-293-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-293-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="indecentAssault"/>
<hi rend="italic">also to</hi> indecently assaulting her. </rs>
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<interp inst="t19040321-293-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-293-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Eighteen months' hard labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>294.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FREDERICK WILLIAMS</hi> (20)</persName> and
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<interp inst="def2-294-19040321" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="def2-294-19040321" type="given" value="HENRY"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY PARKS</hi> (25)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19040321-294-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="robbery"/>. Robbery with violence, with another person unknown, upon
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19040321-294-offence-1 t19040321-name-33"/>Joseph Beach</persName>, and stealing six keys and—is. from his person.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JENKINS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19040321-name-34" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH BEACH</persName> </hi>. I am a watchman at George Yard, Whitechapel—on March 5th I was passing through George Yard between 11.45 and 11.50 a.m.—I was going to a grocer's shop to get some bread and cheese—three men met me—they passed by and then put their arms round my neck—a hand was put over my mouth, one into my pocket, and 3s. or 4s. and six keys were taken out—I cannot recognise the men—after they had gone I called out—the men ran away—I did not see any
<lb/>body running after them—I went to the hospital to have my eye treated—I do not know how it was injured—it is getting all right now.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was not kicked or anything of that sort—I had a stab in my eye.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I was thrown to the ground.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19040321-name-35" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19040321-name-35" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-35" type="surname" value="SIMMONS"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-35" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK SIMMONS</persName> </hi>. I live at 21, Nicholas Street, New North Road, Hoxton—on March 5th, about 11.45, I was passing the end of George Yard—I
<hi rend="italic">see</hi> Mr. Beach come running up, calling for the police—I knew him before—I
<hi rend="italic">see</hi> three men running away—I kept a good look on them—I recognised as far as I could discern the two prisoners—I did not know them before—I ran after them for thirty or forty yards—they ran down the road and turned up Flower and Dean Street, then I lost sight of them—I next saw them at the police court—I was asked to identify them from nine or ten men—I picked out Williams first and then Parks.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Williams.</hi> I saw you running away from the prose
<lb/>cutor after the robbery.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Parks.</hi> I told the Magistrate that I picked you out after a little hesitation—I had a good look at you—I only had a doubt as regards the overcoat—you were not wearing one at the time of the robbery—I am almost sure I saw you running down the street.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19040321-name-36" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19040321-name-36" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-36" type="surname" value="BROGDEN"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-36" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BROGDEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Sergeant H.</hi>) On March 13th I was at the police station when Simmons came in to identify the men in this robbery—there were twelve or thirteen men present—Simmons picked Williams out first—he had no hesitation about him—he stood in front of Parks for about a minute hesitating, and finally said, "That is the second man"—Parks had an overcoat on then—neither of the prisoners made any reply when they were identified—I had arrested them about 12.30 a.m. on the 13th in Brick Lane—I said, "I am going to take you into custody on suspicion of being concerned in highway robbery on the 5th and the 10th—I did not then say who was the person robbed—I said he was an old watchman-about forty-five minutes after the identification the</p>
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<p>prisoners said they wished to see me—I went to them—Williams said, "Look here, Mr. Brogden; we should not have come out if we had been in it, and I do not see why we should suffer for other people; I know the people they are taking us for. We met the three people who did the old watchman; they are Jack Walsh, Ardo, and little Harry. They showed us the keys and said, 'We have clicked'"; that means they had effected a robbery, "and treated us; in fact, we had no money, and if you make inquiries at the coffee stall outside Whitechapel Church, you will find we had refreshments there and ran away, without paying. I have not done anything for a long time"—Parks said, "That is right"—he said he was at the lodging house all that night, but he afterwards said that he was at the coffee stall—we arrested three men altogether.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Williams.</hi> I asked you on Saturday night, about 10.30, what you were doing out so late—you were kept at the station for about twenty hours before being identified, because it was Sunday, and the people had to be communicated with—it made no difference, as you could not go before a Magistrate until Monday morning.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19040321-name-37" type="surname" value="DESSENT"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-37" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY DESSENT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant H.</hi>) On March 13th I arrested Parks—I said, "I am going to take you into custody on suspicion of committing various robberies from the person in the neighbourhood of Whitechapel during the past month"—prior to that he said, "What job are you taking us for?"—I had taken him into custody then—three men were arrested together—next day, Parks was placed amongst a number of others for identification, and was identified with the other prisoner by Simmons—Beach could not identify anybody.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners' statements before the Magistrate: Williams says:</hi>" I am innocent."
<hi rend="italic">Parks says:</hi> "The prosecutor says I am too tall for the man who did it, and the witness is in doubt about me."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Williams, in his defence, said that the prosecutor said he was too tall; that he must have</hi> seen
<hi rend="italic">him, otherwise he could not have said he teas too tall; and that the police had a spite against him, but he did not know why.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19040321-name-38" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19040321-name-38" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-38" type="surname" value="BEACH"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-38" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH BEACH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) Williams looks like one of the men who assaulted me—they looked a little taller at the time—I had not much opportunity of seeing; I had lost so much blood from my eye—I had to have some stitches put in at the hospital.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Parks, in his defence, said that Simmons picked him out because he had a white handkerchief on, and because-Brogden and Dessent had told him to pick him out. before he (Simmons) came into the station at all; that he (Parks) and Williams met the men who had committed the robbery, who said they had clicked, and asked them to go to the coffee stall; that the other men treated them, but before they had finished the other men ran away without paying; and that he was willing to give evidence against, the three men at the coffee stall.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19040321-name-39" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19040321-name-39" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-39" type="surname" value="BROGDEN"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-39" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BROGDEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) I did not tell any of the witnesses to identify Parks because he had a white handkerchief round his neck.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19040321-name-40" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19040321-name-40" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19040321-name-40" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY DESSENT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) I did not tell Simmons to identify a man with a white handkerchief round his neck—I had no conversation with him, and to show the fairness of the identification, the whole of the men were Jews like the prisoners.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19040321-name-41" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19040321-name-41" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-41" type="surname" value="SIMMONS"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-41" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK SIMMONS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) Neither of the policemen told me to identify a man with a white handkerchief round his neck.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. I had a good look at Williams as he ran away—I am not sure of Parks—I would not swear against him—I was given the choice of two men, so I picked him out.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19040321-294-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-294-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Williams then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a convict ion of felony at Clerkenwell on June</hi> 18
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1901,
<hi rend="italic">as Joseph Gold; and Parks at the same Court on September</hi> 17th, 1901,
<hi rend="italic">as Henry Park. Other convictions were proved against each of the prisoners.</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAMS</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Five years' penal servitude.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">PARKS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-294-19040321 t19040321-294-punishment-10"/>Eighteen month' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>295.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY WILLUTZKI</hi> (49)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19040321-295-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-295-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>. Stealing a centre piece, the goods of
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<interp inst="t19040321-name-43" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19040321-295-offence-1 t19040321-name-43"/>J. W. Benson. Ltd</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ARNOLD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t19040321-295-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19040321-295-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="miscVerdict"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-295-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="unfitToPlead"/>Upon the evidence of Dr. James Scott, the medical officer at Brixton Prison, the Jury found that the prisoner was insane, and unfit to plead to the indictment.</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-295-19040321 t19040321-295-punishment-11"/>To be detained during His Majesty's pleasure.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, March</hi> 21
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1904.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<p>296.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN JONES</hi> (37)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19040321-296-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Worth, see next case</hi>) asked me for a postal order for. 3s.—he put down half a crown and seven pence on the counter, the half crown between the coppers in one pile—I handed him the order, and he went away—the half crown felt rather greasy—I sounded it on the desk—it rang very dull—it did spring a little as I pitched it on the counter—I put it in this tester—it bent directly—I have no doubt it was bad—I called the man back., and after some conversation he gave me back the order and I handed him the bad money—I returned to the office, but went out a second time to look after him—I saw him go into a side road and turn into the London Road towards London—looking up the road, I saw Jones with a cart—he was stroking the horse's knees—he got into the cart when he saw Worth leave the shop, and drove slowly up the road—Worth was then walking under a wall on the opposite side of the road—he walked about thirty yards—Jones stopped the cart—Worth got into it—they drove towards London—I returned and put someone in charge of the office; then I went in a tramcar to Kew Bridge—I stayed a little while, then I returned in another car towards Twickenham—in High Street, Brentford, I saw the prisoner starting in a cart towards London—I got out of the car and followed on foot to Kew Bridge—the prisoners took the horse to the trough and gave it some water, and then drove slowly to Kew Bridge Market, close by—they got out and crossed the road, leaving the horse and cart—they spoke to each other and then parted—Jones recrossed the road and got into the cart, leaving Worth—Jones walked the horse</p>
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<p>to just beyond the post office. 627, High Road, Chiswick, a distance of twenty to twenty-five yards—I next saw Worth in the post office—I communicated with P.C. Smith—I spoke to Miss Tidey in the post office—I went out and spoke to another constable—I saw Worth arrested—he threw a coin into a garden close by—I searched the garden at the officers' request—I found this half crown in the ivy—I marked it—it is not the one tendered at my office—that was more bent.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> When I was asked why I knew the half crown was bad I said, "A good coin would not bend directly it was touched"—I did not say I did not think this was the half crown you tendered; I said it was not the half crown.</p>
<p>
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<lb/>wards came in—he made a communication to me—this unbent coin looks like the one tendered to me.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">T.</hi>) On March 1st was on duty at Kew Bridge in the afternoon, when Lake made a. communication to me, and pointed out Jones, who was twenty to twenty-five yards from the post office, 627, High Road, on the same side, but nearer London—I communicated with another constable and kept observation—I saw Worth leave the post office, 627, High Road—he was arrested—Jones looked at me and the other constable (
<hi rend="italic">Calmer</hi>), and then beat his horse and went off full gallop towards London—I ran about 200 yards, got on a tram, rode some dis
<lb/>tance, then hailed a passing motor car, and followed on that for about a mile or three quarters of a mile, when I got down and stopped him—I said, "I shall arrest you for being concerned with another man, in custody, for attempting to utter counterfeit coin at Twickenham and High Road, Chiswick"—he replied, "What do you want me for? I do not know the other man. If you think I have got anything search me"—he had in his hand a parcel, which I put back into the cart—it contained the articles produced (
<hi rend="italic">Two packets of envelopes, three packets of cigarettes, a little memorandum book, a knife, and a pencil case</hi>)—these things were produced on the remand—at the time I caught the prisoner they had not been touched, and looked as if they had been purchased that day—all are new except this key—I told him he would get the parcel later on—I took him to the station, and, with the assistance of a private person, the horse was led behind—on searching him at the station, I found upon him 10s. silver and 9d. bronze, good money—he made no reply to the charge—when asked his address he gave it as Rowton House, Vauxhall—he was
<hi rend="italic">strictly</hi> searched.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040321-name-48" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS COLMER</persName> </hi> (136 T.) On March 1st I was on duty in the High Road, Chiswick—about 5.20 p.m. Smith made a communication to me—I arrested Worth as he was coming from the post office into which Lake</p>
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<p>had seen him go—before I arrested him I saw him throw a coin away, and Mr. Lake went into a garden and brought me back this coin—it is perfectly Hat—I took him to the station—I searched him on the spot—he was afterwards
<hi rend="italic">strictly</hi> searched at the police station—that means that all his clothes were removed—I made him open his mouth—I did not find this bent coin (
<hi rend="italic">The bent good half crown</hi>)—I found in his pockets on the spot, 7d., two halfpennies, and one florin—after the first remand before the Magistrate, from Wednesday to Friday. Jones told Worth to produce the half crown out of his pocket—Worth then produced this good, bent half crown from his left waistcoat pocket, and handed it to the assistant gaoler of the Court—he was then wearing a different coat and a different hat.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective T.</hi>) I took part in searching Worth at the police station—I did not find this bent good half crown.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19040321-name-50" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to His Majesty's Mint—this bent half crown is good—this unbent half crown is bad—the good half crown, in my opinion, has not been bent in this tester pro
<lb/>duced by Mr. Lake, because it docs not seem to have received the grip or bite of a tester of this size, and there is a mark on the milling about 3/4 in. long, whereas this is a in. tester—the notches vary in size according to the coin tested—it requires immense force to bend a good half crown; it will bend back without breaking, but if you try to bend a bad one back you break it—a bad one bends easily—this one is rather thicker than usual, and might require a little more force, but not very much in a tester—I will bend it—the coin is put in
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<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi> to
<hi rend="italic">a conviction in October</hi>, 1898,
<hi rend="italic">of feloniously having in his possession four counterfeit crowns. Two previous convictions for uttering, and two of felonious possession of counterfeit coin, were proved against him.
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<p>297.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">repeated his former evidence and added:</hi> I asked Worth how he came by the half crown—he said he must have taken it somewhere—he eventually said, "I have been there" (
<hi rend="italic">In Lake's office</hi>)—I said, "I cannot take that; you must give me another half crown"—he said he had not another, but only a 2s. piece and some coppers left—the notch in the tester used was the nearest to the smallest.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> The Magistrate asked me how I knew the coin was bad: I said, "A good coin would not bend directly you touched it"—I said I could make very little impression upon good coins.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">also repealed their former evidence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19040321-name-54" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19040321-name-54" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS COLMER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) Worth said, "Find the bad half crown"; then Mr. Lake went into the garden to look for it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, said that the good half crown produced was the coin tendered, which the postmaster bent; that he did not know he ha</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">a bad half crown in his possession; and that the postmistress said she could not tell the coin was bad by testing it.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19040321-297-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, March</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1904.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Grantham.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FORDHAM</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">for the prosecution, offered no evidence.</hi>
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<interp inst="t19040321-298-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>Not Guilty.</rs> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19040321-299-offence-1 t19040321-name-58"/>Agnes O'Sullivan</persName> and
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-299-19040321 t19040321-299-punishment-14"/>Twelve months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, March</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1904.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19040321-300-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-300-19040321 t19040321-300-punishment-15"/>Eighteen months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FITCH</hi>,
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<hi rend="italic">for the prosecution, offered no evidence against Langavier.</hi> </rs> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19040321-302-offence-2 t19040321-name-68"/>George James</persName>.</rs>
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<p>303.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RODERICK</hi>
<hi rend="italic">-Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BIGGS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARDE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Interpreted.</hi>) I am a laundress, of 2, Rue de Com
<lb/>merce Paris—my age is nineteen—I met the prisoner at a cafe in Paris nearly a month and a half ago—he told me he had just come from America, and said, "Will you come with me to America? You will earn a lot of money in America; you will have plenty of dress and plenty of jewellery"</p>
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<p>—he said such a lot of nice things that I went with him—the evening before I went with him he had another girl outside, and he was talking to her—she did not want to give him any answer—the morning after, when I came I saw her with the prisoner, who said, "Here is a young lady who is going to America with you"—I said, "All right"—he said he wanted to put me in a house: I did not know what kind of house—the next day I had new clothes—the prisoner bought them at the Bon Marche—I slept with him five nights—I was all day along with him—I had previously always lived with my parents in Paris—father is a stonemason—this piece of dress material is the same as the dress I am wearing—I left Paris with the prisoner; I do not remember the date—I had no luggage—the prisoner had a box—he paid for the tickets from Paris to London, a single ticket for me and a return ticket for himself—we came by Calais to London—I had to meet a gentleman I did not know—after coming out of the train the prisoner said, "Oh, the police are after me; jump in a cab at once"—I knew nobody in London—the prisoner said to the cab driver. "To Queen's Square"—he told me it was to some friends of his wife—the police followed in a cab—I was not living an immoral life when I met the prisoner—I worked.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner never told me he came from America; he said he was a Russian (
<hi rend="italic">Her evidence in chief was referred to</hi>)—I never said so till to-day—I do not know why—I was to go to America with the prisoner—I knew he had a return ticket to Paris to come back and fetch the other girl—I never knew the other girl. I only saw her once—I did not know the kind of house I was to go to in America—the first time I was before the Magistrate I said, "The prisoner said if I was willing to go with him to America and go to an improper house that I should have any amount of money and jewellery"—I knew it was a meeting house, an improper house; he told me; I did not know—it is true that I always lived with my parents—it is not two years ago that my father turned me out of his house—it is true he turned me out—he did not send me away; it simply came in my head to go—he never said I should not be there, because I mixed with bad company—I have not lived two years as a prostitute in Paris; I always went to work—I do not know a man named Ernest—I have lived in the Rue de Commerce about three months—the other girls in the house were married—before I went there I lived in the same street with a girl friend: I cannot remember for how long—when I came to England I had no intentions—I was going to take a ship on the Saturday to America.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19040321-name-74" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BURCH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer.</hi>) On February 18th, in consequence of a telegram received from one of our officers at Dover, I went with Detective Ferrier to Charing Cross Station to meet the 7.25 ordinary train—I saw the prisoner, whom I knew well, alight from a carriage with Louise Chartin—he had no luggage—we followed them across the Strand, up A gar Street, where they got into a hansom cab, which drove away—we followed in another cab—opposite 40, Gloucester Street. Blooms
<lb/>bury, they got out—the cab was discharged—I went up to them and said, "You know me, Pinkerwitz?"—he is an interpreter, and understands English—he said, "Yes"—I said, "What are you doing with that young</p>
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<p>lady!"—he said, "I am taking her to her brother-in-law; I brought her from Paris, and she ought to have been met at Dover; as no one was there to meet her, I brought her on to London, and was going to Queen's Square with, her"—I said, "What number?"—he said, "I do not know the number, but she does"—I said, "Where is her luggage?"—he said, "It is coming on; I have only got to bring her here, and when I get back to Paris I am to have 200 francs for doing it"—I told him I should take him to Scotland Yard to make inquiries—neither officer spoke French—the prisoner said, "Very well, all right"—I took him to Scotland Yard—he was detained—the following day I applied for a warrant—he was charged at Bow Street on the warrant with attempting to procure Louise Chartin to become a common prostitute—he made no reply—I searched him—in his possession I found this piece of dress material, which is similar to the dress the last witness was wearing, this pair of ladies' new gloves, and this return ticket Paris to Dover, and a 1,000 franc note.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We communicated with the French police—I have their telegram here; it has not been put in.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. 40, Gloucester Street, Bloomsbury, is about 200 yards from Queen's Square—there are brothels in Queen's Square.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19040321-name-75" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN FERRIER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Officer.</hi>) On February 18th I was with the last witness at Charing Cross—the prisoner requested to make a state
<lb/>ment to me on arrival at Scotland Yard—he said in English, "I wish to explain"—I said, "I will take it down in writing"—I did so—it was read to-him, and he signed it—(
<hi rend="italic">Read:</hi>) "18th February, 1904. Statement of Leon Pinkerwitz says: I am an interpreter. I have up to this morning been residing with my brother, Alexander Pinkerwitz, 34, Boulevard de Sevastople, Paris; I mean that I had a room with my brother, but have not slept there for two nights. On Monday last, about 2.30 p.m., I was in the Cafe Miller, at the corner of Boulevard des Italiens, Paris, when a man whom I have been associating with for about four days, and whom I knew by the name of Alfred, came into the Cafe Miller with the young woman whom the police have found me in company with. I do not know her name, I do not know her age, but she told me that she was nineteen. We stayed together in the cafe for about ten minutes, when Alfred left, with the young woman. Before he left he asked me to meet him at a cafe in Paris, I do not remember the name, at 9 a.m., to take the young woman to Dover. He said when I got there I should meet a big, fair man who would take her to London, and I would receive 50 francs. I agreed to do this. At 9 a.m. this morning I met Alfred and the young woman, as already arranged, at the cafe. He gave me the ticket, No. 207. and said.' There is your ticket to Dover and back,' and gave the girl her ticket to London. I do not know why the young lady came to London; I did not ask her, and she did not tell me. The young woman and I left Paris by the 9.45 train, and arrived at Dover at 1 p.m. When I got there I could not find the man. I waited till 5 o'clock, then accompanied her to London. When we were at Dover the young woman said,' You have been so kind, Leon, to bring me to Dover, and now that the man who should have met me is not here, will you be kind enough to take me to my friends who live</p>
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<p>at Queen's Square? 'I agreed to do this, and purchased a ticket for myself: she had already got hers. When I got to Charing Cross I was inquiring for a cab to drive us to Queen's Square, when the police stopped mo. That is all I know about the girl, except that I lived with her at a hotel in Rue Summarta. Paris, for one night, and that was Wednesday night last, hut I had no business with her.—Leon Pinkerwitz. This statement, on being read over to me, I desire to give further explanation. At the hotel in the Rue Summarta, Paris, occupied a room by myself, and She occupied another room with Alfred. I have no home in London. This statement that I have made is purely voluntary.—
<hi rend="largeCaps">LEON PINKERWITZ</hi>. With regard to receipt No. 3137, it refers to a wooden box at Calais which I believe belongs to the young woman. The man whom I know as Alfred asked me to go to the Registration Office and ask them to send it to London I took no notice of his request as he told me I was not to open the box at the Customs House and I thought there was something wrong with it"—there was a box in Paris—the ticket 3137 found on the prisoner is here.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19040321-name-76" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BURCH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) We sent to Calais, and the box has been examined—we have had a communication, and believe the prisoner and the girl were frightened to bring it through the Customs—that is the prisoner's own story of it—it would be examined at Dover—sometimes a box is examined on the boat—we know what it contains.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WATDE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">submitted (here was no material corroboration to comply with the sub-section of the Criminal Law Amendment Act of</hi> 1883.
<hi rend="italic">The</hi> Court
<hi rend="italic">overruled the objection, and left the ease to the Jury.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence on oath, adhered to the statement which he made to the police, and added (hat he was an interpreter and guide; that he spoke nine languages, and acted as guide to the man Alfred for</hi> 150
<hi rend="italic">francs, and received another fifty to bring the girl to be met at Dover, but the tall fair man not appearing, he acceded to the girl's request to be taken to her friends in London, when he teas arrested.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19040321-304-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.**
<hi rend="italic">Three convictions were proved against him, and he was stated to belong to a gang of Continental thieves.
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, March</hi>, 22
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1904.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<p>305.
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. C.F. GILL</hi>, K.C.,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">applied that the three cases charged in the indictment should be tried separately; the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">said there was no power to make an order; but</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">agreed that the cases should be tried separately. James' case was not proceeded with.</hi> </p>
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<p>306.
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<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. C. F. GILL</hi>, K.C.,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t19040321-306-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">He received a good character.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-306-19040321 t19040321-306-punishment-18"/>Four months' imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, March</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1904.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before J. A. Rentoul, Esq., K.C.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="def1-307-19040321" type="surname" value="BLUNT"/>
<interp inst="def1-307-19040321" type="given" value="ALEXANDER FRANCIS"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ALEXANDER FRANCIS BLUNT</hi> (26)</persName>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t19040321-307-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19040321-307-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-307-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<rs id="t19040321-307-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19040321-307-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-307-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>to forging and uttering requests for us., 10s., and 10s. respectively, having been convicted of felony at Marlborough Street Police Court on October 30th, 1903. </rs>
<hi rend="italic">two other convictions were proved against him.
<rs id="t19040321-307-punishment-19" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t19040321-307-punishment-19" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-307-punishment-19" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-307-19040321 t19040321-307-punishment-19"/>Six months' hard labour.—</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t19040321-308" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/19040321"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-308" type="date" value="19040321"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t19040321-308-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-308-19040321 t19040321-308-offence-1 t19040321-308-verdict-1"/>
<p>(308.)
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<interp inst="def1-308-19040321" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="def1-308-19040321" type="age" value="24"/>
<interp inst="def1-308-19040321" type="surname" value="HANLON"/>
<interp inst="def1-308-19040321" type="given" value="ALICE HENRIETTA"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ALICE HENRIETTA HANLON</hi> (24)</persName>
<rs id="t19040321-308-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19040321-308-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-308-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="bigamy"/>, to feloniously marrying
<persName id="t19040321-name-83" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t19040321-name-83" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-83" type="surname" value="EDWARDS"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-83" type="given" value="DAVID FRANCIS"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19040321-308-offence-1 t19040321-name-83"/>David Francis Edwards</persName>, her husband being then alive.</rs>
<rs id="t19040321-308-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19040321-308-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-308-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
<rs id="t19040321-308-punishment-20" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t19040321-308-punishment-20" type="punishmentCategory" value="miscPunish"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-308-punishment-20" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="sureties"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-308-19040321 t19040321-308-punishment-20"/>
<hi rend="italic">Dis
<lb/>charged on her own recognisances.—</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t19040321-309" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/19040321"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-309" type="date" value="19040321"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t19040321-309-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-309-19040321 t19040321-309-offence-1 t19040321-309-verdict-1"/>
<p>(309.)
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<interp inst="def1-309-19040321" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-309-19040321" type="surname" value="WHITE"/>
<interp inst="def1-309-19040321" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS WHITE</hi> </persName>
<rs id="t19040321-309-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19040321-309-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-309-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, to stealing a mail cart, the property of
<persName id="t19040321-name-85" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t19040321-name-85" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-85" type="surname" value="NELL"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-85" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19040321-309-offence-1 t19040321-name-85"/>Thomas Nell</persName>.</rs>
<rs id="t19040321-309-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19040321-309-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-309-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
<hi rend="italic">Three previous con
<lb/>victions were proved against him.
<rs id="t19040321-309-punishment-21" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t19040321-309-punishment-21" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-309-punishment-21" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-309-19040321 t19040321-309-punishment-21"/>Eighteen months' hard labour.</rs> </hi></p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t19040321-310" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/19040321"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-310" type="date" value="19040321"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t19040321-310-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-310-19040321 t19040321-310-offence-1 t19040321-310-verdict-1"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t19040321-310-charge-2" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-310-19040321 t19040321-310-offence-2 t19040321-310-verdict-1"/>
<p>(310.)
<persName id="def1-310-19040321" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-310-19040321" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-310-19040321" type="age" value="29"/>
<interp inst="def1-310-19040321" type="surname" value="CHARLTON"/>
<interp inst="def1-310-19040321" type="given" value="LOUIS"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LOUIS CHARLTON</hi> (29)</persName>
<rs id="t19040321-310-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19040321-310-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-310-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/>, to breaking and entering the warehouse of
<persName id="t19040321-name-87" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t19040321-name-87" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19040321-310-offence-1 t19040321-name-87"/>Arthur & Co.</persName> and stealing postage stamps to the value of 4s. 31d.;</rs>
<rs id="t19040321-310-offence-2" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19040321-310-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-310-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to breaking and entering the warehouse of
<persName id="t19040321-name-88" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t19040321-name-88" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-88" type="surname" value="POW"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-88" type="given" value="ERNEST"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19040321-310-offence-2 t19040321-name-88"/>Ernest Pow</persName> and others, and stealing therein three boxes of cigars; having been convicted of felony in 1898 in the name of
<persName id="t19040321-name-89" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t19040321-name-89" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-89" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-89" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19040321-310-offence-2 t19040321-name-89"/>Thomas Smith</persName>.</rs>
<rs id="t19040321-310-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19040321-310-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-310-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
<hi rend="italic">Ten other convictions were proved against him.
<rs id="t19040321-310-punishment-22" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t19040321-310-punishment-22" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-310-punishment-22" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-310-19040321 t19040321-310-punishment-22"/>Six months' hard labour.</rs> </hi></p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t19040321-311" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/19040321"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-311" type="date" value="19040321"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t19040321-311-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-311-19040321 t19040321-311-offence-1 t19040321-311-verdict-1"/>
<p>(311.)
<persName id="def1-311-19040321" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-311-19040321" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-311-19040321" type="age" value="23"/>
<interp inst="def1-311-19040321" type="surname" value="LANE"/>
<interp inst="def1-311-19040321" type="given" value="HARRY"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HARRY LANE</hi> (23)</persName>
<rs id="t19040321-311-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19040321-311-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-311-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/>, to breaking and entering the shop of
<persName id="t19040321-name-91" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t19040321-name-91" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-91" type="surname" value="SAQUI"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-91" type="given" value="HORATIO"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19040321-311-offence-1 t19040321-name-91"/>Horatio Saqui</persName> and another, and stealing therein seventeen brooches and other articles, their property; having been convicted of felony at Clerkenwell Sessions on August 26th, 1902, in the name of
<persName id="t19040321-name-92">
<interp inst="t19040321-name-92" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-92" type="surname" value="HYDE"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-92" type="given" value="JAMES"/>James Hyde</persName>. </rs>
<rs id="t19040321-311-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19040321-311-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-311-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
<hi rend="italic">Two other convictions were proved against him.
<rs id="t19040321-311-punishment-23" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t19040321-311-punishment-23" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-311-punishment-23" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-311-19040321 t19040321-311-punishment-23"/>Eighteen months' hard labour.</rs></hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t19040321-312" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/19040321"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-312" type="date" value="19040321"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t19040321-312-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-312-19040321 t19040321-312-offence-1 t19040321-312-verdict-1"/>
<p>(312.)
<persName id="def1-312-19040321" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-312-19040321" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-312-19040321" type="age" value="53"/>
<interp inst="def1-312-19040321" type="surname" value="HORRIGAN"/>
<interp inst="def1-312-19040321" type="given" value="JAMES"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES HORRIGAN</hi> (53)</persName>
<rs id="t19040321-312-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19040321-312-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-312-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/>, to breaking and entering the shop of
<persName id="t19040321-name-94" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t19040321-name-94" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-94" type="surname" value="TURNER"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-94" type="given" value="COLEMAN"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19040321-312-offence-1 t19040321-name-94"/>Coleman Turner</persName>, and stealing four boxes of cigars and other articles, his property. </rs>
<rs id="t19040321-312-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19040321-312-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-312-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
<hi rend="italic">Nine previous convictions were proved against him.
<rs id="t19040321-312-punishment-24" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t19040321-312-punishment-24" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-312-punishment-24" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-312-19040321 t19040321-312-punishment-24"/>Three months' hard labour.</rs> </hi>—And</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t19040321-313" type="uri" value="sessionsPapers/19040321"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-313" type="date" value="19040321"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t19040321-313-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-313-19040321 t19040321-313-offence-1 t19040321-313-verdict-1"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t19040321-313-charge-2" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-313-19040321 t19040321-313-offence-1 t19040321-313-verdict-1"/>
<p>(313.)
<persName id="def1-313-19040321" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-313-19040321" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-313-19040321" type="age" value="28"/>
<interp inst="def1-313-19040321" type="surname" value="SANDS"/>
<interp inst="def1-313-19040321" type="given" value="WALTER"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WALTER SANDS</hi> (28)</persName> and
<persName id="def2-313-19040321" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-313-19040321" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def2-313-19040321" type="age" value="27"/>
<interp inst="def2-313-19040321" type="surname" value="SLADE"/>
<interp inst="def2-313-19040321" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN SLADE</hi> (27)</persName>
<rs id="t19040321-313-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19040321-313-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-313-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/>, to breaking and entering the shop of
<persName id="t19040321-name-97" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t19040321-name-97" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-97" type="surname" value="ASPREY"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-97" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19040321-313-offence-1 t19040321-name-97"/>Charles Asprey</persName> and others, and stealing therein jewellery, their property; Slade having been convicted of felony at Clerkenwell Sessions on May 19th, 1900.</rs>
<rs id="t19040321-313-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19040321-313-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-313-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
<hi rend="italic">Several previous convictions were proved against Sands.
<rs id="t19040321-313-punishment-25" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t19040321-313-punishment-25" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-313-punishment-25" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-313-19040321 t19040321-313-punishment-25"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-313-19040321 t19040321-313-punishment-25"/>Four years' penal servitude each.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="criminalCharge" id="t19040321-314-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-314-19040321 t19040321-314-offence-1 t19040321-314-verdict-1"/>
<p>314.
<persName id="def1-314-19040321" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-314-19040321" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-314-19040321" type="age" value="22"/>
<interp inst="def1-314-19040321" type="surname" value="LAWSON"/>
<interp inst="def1-314-19040321" type="given" value="HARRY"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HARRY LAWSON</hi> (22)</persName>
<rs id="t19040321-314-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19040321-314-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-314-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing a bicycle, the property of
<persName id="t19040321-name-99" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t19040321-name-99" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-99" type="surname" value="STRONG"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-99" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19040321-314-offence-1 t19040321-name-99"/>Charles Strong</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. STEWART</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19040321-name-100" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19040321-name-100" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-100" type="surname" value="STRONG"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-100" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES STRONG</persName> </hi>. I am a newspaper cyclist, and live at 27, Charleston Street, Walworth—at 6.45 a.m. on March 5th I left my bicycle in the "Echo" office at Ludgate Hill—I came back at about 7.30 and found that it was gone—I made inquiries to know if anybody had been seen taking it out—I know the prisoner through being a newspaper cyclist.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19040321-name-101" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19040321-name-101" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-101" type="surname" value="SHAW"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-101" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SHAW</persName> </hi>. I am a printer's assistant, and live at 8, Webber Street, Blackfriars Road—I am employed at the "Echo" office—I saw Strong bring his bicycle into the public office of the "Echo" at about 7 a.m. on March 5th—between seven and half past I saw the prisoner take it away—I did not know he was not going to bring it back—Strong's bicycle was there alone that morning, but three or four are there as a rule—I have only seen the prisoner once or twice—I am sure he is the man that I saw take the bicycle.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The bicycle had a bag at the back of it—I did not know that the prisoner was employed at the "Echo" office; there are so many in and out—Strong asked me if I had seen anyone take his bicycle, and I said, "Yes, I have; a short, little fellow, with a hump on his bad;"—I cannot say whether Strong had borrowed the bicycle from the prisoner or not.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I did not say when I was asked to identify you at the police station, "Yes, I believe that is the man"—I recognised you at once.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19040321-name-102" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19040321-name-102" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-102" type="surname" value="WORSFOLD"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-102" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY WORSFOLD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective H.</hi>) I received certain information, in consequence of which I arrested the prisoner on Thursday, March 10th, in St. Bride Street—I told him I was a police officer, and that I was taking him into custody—he said, "Yes, all right"—he did not make any reply when he was charged—Strong identified him at the police station without hesitation.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Strong did not turn you round twice before he could identify you.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence on oath, said that at</hi> 7.30
<hi rend="italic">on March 5th he was at the Smithfield Market with Taylor and Waller, with whom he had driven in a van from Watney Street, and that he had not entered the</hi> "
<hi rend="italic">Echo</hi>"
<hi rend="italic">office at all that morning.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19040321-name-103" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19040321-name-103" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-103" type="surname" value="WALLER"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-103" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK WALLER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi> Court.) A little before 7.30 on March 5th I saw the prisoner outside my door—he got into my van, and we got to Smithfield Market at about 7.40—he lives near my house, which is a few minutes' bicycle ride from the "Echo" office—it takes me twenty-three minutes to drive from my house to Smithfield Market—Taylor was in the van too.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had cause to remember this particular Saturday, because I had bought some frozen meat, which I have not bought for many months, and it turned out a bad bargain—I bought a little frozen meat on the following Saturday.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19040321-name-104" type="witnessName">
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<hi rend="italic">By the</hi> Court.) The prisoner rode up with me and Waller on a van between 7.15 and 7.30 on March 5th to Smithfield Market—I remember this Saturday particularly, because my van was late—Waller was at the door, so I said, "I might as well ride up with you, Fred"—it was a fortnight ago last Saturday.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not know the prisoner's occupation—I know he has been walking about.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19040321-315-offence-1 t19040321-name-107"/>Frederick Aichele</persName>, and stealing a purse, watch and chain, and 23s., his property.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HINDE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Interpreted.</hi>) I am a baker, and live at 302, City Road, E.C.—on the morning of March 6th I was proceeding from the neighbourhood of Tower Street, Islington, when a woman, who spoke</p>
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<p>English, accosted me—she requested me to go somewhere—on my refusing she called out "Sheep," and turned back—I was going on my way when I was seized by four men, two of whom are the prisoners—they held me fast by the arms, and took 23s., my watch, purse, pocket knife, watch chain, and hat from me—they did not go so far as putting me on the ground, because a policeman came immediately and arrested the men—it was on the side walk.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Macarthy.</hi> I did not say at the police station that I did not recognise you, because I saw the police seizing you.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Brown.</hi> The woman hardly made two steps towards you—it all happened in about a minute from the time the woman called—I did not see the woman come right over to you—there was a sovereign and three separate shillings in my purse—I had a parcel under my arm containing a bowl.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners here</hi> Pleaded Guilty
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19040321-name-109" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH HAYNES</persName> </hi> (63
<hi rend="italic">H.</hi>) On March 6th I was on duty about 12.40 a.m. in Flower and Dean Street, when I saw the prosecutor standing still speaking to a woman—after two or three minutes' conversation the woman crossed the road to four men—a minute or two afterwards the four men came across and pushed the prosecutor back into a doorway which had a deep recess—I saw Brown hold him whilst Macarthy and two others
<hi rend="italic">went through</hi> his pockets—Wise and myself went up and arrested the prisoners as they came out of the doorway—the other two men ran away up the street—the prosecutor's property was not found on the prisoners—when I arrested Macarthy he said to me, "You will not take me," and kicked me on the right knee—it was not a very severe kick—then we had a violent struggle—Wise took Brown, and I took Macarthy to the station—they did not make any reply when charged.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Macarthy.</hi> I was in plain clothes when I arrested you.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Brown.</hi> I was about eight yards away from you.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19040321-name-110" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY WISE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">H.</hi> 357). I was on duty on the morning of March 6th, in Flower and Dean Street, Spitalfields, when I saw the prosecutor in company with a woman—she left him and crossed over the road to four men standing at the corner of Lolesworth Street—they immediately came over to where the prosecutor was standing and knocked him into a doorway—when I got up to them Brown was holding him and Macarthy and two others were
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Macarthy, in his defence, said that he, with, Brown and two other men, were coming round Lolesworth Street into Flower and Dean Street when a woman came over from the other side of the road and said to them, "I do not know whether it is any good to you, but there is a man who has got a big parcel over there; I believe it is plate"; that they dashed over to get the parcel, when two policemen in private clothes caught hold of them; that one</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">of the policemen struck him across the face with a piece of rubber tyre, and that he accidentally ticked him on the knee.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Brown, in his defence, said that that were told by a woman that there was a man with a big pared over the road. where up on they ran over the road and made a rush at the parcel; that he, Brown, had (jot the parcel and was in the act of running away when the woman shouted, Hi, look out, somebody is coming; that a policeman arrested him: and (hat he found that the pared contained a bowl.</hi> </p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Brown then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of 'felony at the Swansea Sessions on July</hi> 30
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1901,
<hi rend="italic">and Macarthy to a conviction of felony at. Clerkenwell Sessions on November 4th, 1902. Ten other con
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<hi rend="italic">Second count.</hi> Maliciously assaulting
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GANZ</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19040321-name-115" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS STRATFORD</persName> </hi>. I am the General Relieving Officer of the Hackney Union, and live at 62, Christie Road, South Hackney—about 1235 a.m. on March 9th I was in Amhurst Road. Hackney, accompanied by Mr. Coffee. who is an assistant of mine—we were going towards home—just as we had got to Manor Place four men came across the road—when they got within striking distance the prisoner said, "Now then." and made to strike me with a heavy stick or some instrument of that description—I put up my hand and received the blow across my fingers—the blow just caught my nose and caused it to blood—I struck out at once, and the prisoner stumbled—I do not know whether I struck him fully or not—I said, "Come on" to Cottee, and found that he was on the ground—the three other men were attacking me, so I backed away, when they all ran away—I think they must have seen a policeman coming as I was backing away—we told the policeman who came up about it—Cottee was covered with blood and badly hurt, so we took him to the hospital—when we had got past Hackney Downs Station, which is about 400 yards from Amhurst Road, we heard a shout of "Help!?"—the policeman and I ran in the direction from which the shout came, and we saw a man running through Navarino Road into Graham Road, being followed by another man—when we got to Graham Road we found the prisoner being stopped by a short man, a private individual—I said to the policeman, "That is the man who assaulted my friend"—I went to the station with them, and was examined by the divisional surgeon.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not say when we came up to the prisoner, "I think this is one of the men"—I certainly did not hit the prisoner on the head when he was in custody—I may have been a little excited, but I do not think the constable told me to keep cool—the prisoner is a perfect stranger to me—Amhurst Road is a road of private houses lit up in the ordinary way—the four men came up as if (hey were going to</p>
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<p>pass us, when they suddenly made the assault—I had been to the police station, and was waiting for Mr. Cottee to come out of hospital, 'when a woman came up to me and said that the man's name was Barney—I was at the police station when Cottee was there—the prisoner was placed among a number of others, so that Cottee might see if he was one of our assailants—he said he was not quite certain he could identify him; he was too dazed.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I saw the prisoner's face when he assaulted me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19040321-name-116" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19040321-name-116" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19040321-name-116" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES COTTEE</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk to Mr. Stratford, and live at 66, Ashendon Road, Clapham Park—about 12.30 a.m. on March 9th I was with Mr. Stratford coming down the Amhurst Road—we were on the right-hand side of the road going towards Mare Street, Hackney—four men came straight across the road, and one of them struck me down with something in his hand—I was not able to identify the man who struck me down as the prisoner immediately afterwards, because I was too dazed—I recognised him at the North London Police Court—I was examined by the doctor.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw an inspector when I got to the station—he asked me to identify the prisoner from among a row of men—I said I was not quite sure which it was—I do not think I said in my depositions, "At the station I did not identify the prisoner"—I have not seen the prisoner since then until to-day—I cannot be sure whether the part of Am
<lb/>hurst Road where we were attacked was lit up with electric light or gas light.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19040321-name-117" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19040321-name-117" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19040321-name-117" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY WATSON</persName> </hi>. I am a barman, of 71, Northcote Road, Walthamstow—I am now on leave from South Africa, and hove been in this country eight days—in the early morning of March 9th I was coming through Dalston Lane with George Newman, a friend of mine—at the corner of Navarino Road three men stepped up to us. and one of them, whom I now identify as the prisoner, said something to me which I could not hear—I said, "What?" and before I knew where I was he struck me to the ground with something—he then kicked me on my upper lip and on the side of my head—Newman tried to call them off me, and shouted for help, and they ran away—Newman ran and caught the prisoner in Navarino Road—I was examined by a doctor.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was between 1 and l.30 a.m. that this happened—we had come from Mildmay Park, and were going to Hackney Downs Station—I am on a holiday from South Africa—Newman is a bricklayer, and I have known him for years—I heard at the police court the doctor's account of the prisoner's injuries—they were not my handiwork—no woman was there at all—it is not true that I attacked the prisoner by punching him in the face—I did not sec Stratford hit the prisoner when he was in the custody of the policeman—Stratford is a stranger to me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> We had been to a dance, and were going home—we had lost the last train at Mildmay Park, and wore walking to Hackney Downs Station.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19040321-name-118" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE NEWMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a bricklayer, of 8, Ashley Road, Walthamstow—I was walking with Watson along Dalston Lane, about 1.13 a.m. on March 9th, towards Hackney Downs Station—we saw three men standing on</p>
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<p>the kerb—when we got to them one of them said something which I could not hear—I could not say whether it was the prisoner—Watson turned round and said "What?"—no sooner did he say that than he was knocked down by the prisoner—lie did not have a chance to pick a quarrel with the prisoner—he did not challenge him to fight—the three of them kicked him when he was on the ground—I tried to do the best I could to protect him—they seem to have suddenly heard someone coming, and ran down Navarino Road—I followed them, and caught the prisoner in Graham Road, and held him by the throat—he asked me to let him gc—by that time the police had come up.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We were walking along at the time—I did not see any woman there—I heard an account of the prisoner's injuries—I may have scratched his face when I caught him by the throat, but I did not bite his finger, and I do not think I made his nose bleed.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19040321-name-119" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ELDER</persName> </hi> (627 s.) About 1 a.m. on March 9th I was in Dalston Lane, Stratford, when Mr. Cottee came up to me and made a complaint; while he was doing so I heard cries of "Help!" coming from lower down Dalston Lane—I at once ran in that direction—I saw Watson and Newman—they said they had been assaulted by several roughs, and pointed down Navarino Road—Newman caught the prisoner in Graham Road—Newman and Watson said that he was one of the men who had assaulted them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Watson came up and charged the prisoner when Newman was holding him—we then took him to the station—Stratford followed—I do not think I said to the Magistrate's clerk. "Stratford came up to us in Graham Road and said, 'I think this is one of the men'"—when the prisoner was charged he said, "I never saw Cottee and Stratford before." and "Watson and I had a fight"—the station is in charge of an inspector—when Cottee came there he was asked to identify the prisoner from among a number of men, and he failed to do so.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19040321-name-120" type="given" value="JAMES HENRY"/>JAMES HENRY TURTLE</persName> </hi>. I am the divisional surgeon, practising at 11, Gascoyne Road, South Hackney—at 1.30 on March 9th I was called to the Hackney Police Station—I saw Watson. Cottee. Stratford, and the prisoner there—I examined them—Watson was suffering from a lacerated upper lip, which had the appearance of being transfixed by his teeth—I also found contusions which may have been caused by a blow—Cottee had a laceration on the left side of the bridge of his nose, exposing the left nasal bone, and on the right side the nasal bone was fractured—he also had a contusion on the right side of the back of his head—a very severe blow must have caused them, probably from some blunt instrument—the prisoner had a contused upper lip and a slight abrasion on the right side of his neck, apparently nail marks—on the fore finger of his right hand were two or three small wounds, apparently teeth marks, and on the second knuckle of the same hand was a slight abrasion—the wound on the mouth had probably been caused by a blow.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There was blood on the prisoner's face—the injury to Cottee's nose is apparently all right now.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence on oath, said that Stratford and Cottee were complete strangers to him; that he was going up Graham Road into Navarino Road alone about 12.45a.m., when he saw Watson and Newman talking angrily with a woman; that he stopped to look on; that two other men whom he did not know also were looking on; that Watson asked him what he wanted, and hit him in the mouth, whereupon they had a fight, in which he succeeded in knocking Watson down; that Newman then came up, and he ran down Navarino Road; that he was overtaken by Newman, who caught hold of him; that the constable came up with Stratford, who said</hi>, "
<hi rend="italic">That is one of the b—s who struck me</hi>";
<hi rend="italic">and that he was taken to the station, where Mr. Cottee failed to identify him.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>† on
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, March</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1904.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Grantham.</hi> </p>
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<p>317.
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<interp inst="t19040321-317-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t19040321-317-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>to forging and uttering an authority for the payment of £300 with intent to defraud;</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to forging and uttering a deed purporting to be an assignment under the hand of
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<interp inst="t19040321-name-122" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t19040321-name-122" type="given" value="ROSE SUSAN DEEN"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19040321-317-offence-2 t19040321-name-122"/>Rose Susan Deen Connell</persName>, of a mortgage on property belonging to
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<interp inst="t19040321-name-123" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-123" type="surname" value="HAYNES"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-123" type="given" value="GEORGE FREDERICK"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19040321-317-offence-2 t19040321-name-123"/>George Frederick Haynes</persName>:</rs>
<rs id="t19040321-317-offence-3" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19040321-317-offence-3" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-317-offence-3" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to forging and uttering a request for £81 18s. 4d. with intent to defraud: </rs>
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<interp inst="t19040321-317-offence-4" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-317-offence-4" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to appro
<lb/>priating to his own use and benefit £81 18s. id. entrusted to him under the will of
<persName id="t19040321-name-124" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t19040321-name-124" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-124" type="surname" value="CONNELL"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-124" type="given" value="EDWARD CHARLES"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19040321-317-offence-4 t19040321-name-124"/>Edward Charles Connell</persName>;</rs>
<rs id="t19040321-317-offence-5" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19040321-317-offence-5" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-317-offence-5" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to unlawfully converting and appropriating to his own use £359 8s. 9d., £270, and £300, with which he had been entrusted by
<persName id="t19040321-name-125" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t19040321-name-125" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-125" type="surname" value="CONNELL"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-125" type="given" value="ROSE SUSAN DEEN"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19040321-317-offence-5 t19040321-name-125"/>Rose Susan Deen Connell</persName> as attorney;</rs>
<rs id="t19040321-317-offence-6" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19040321-317-offence-6" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-317-offence-6" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to converting to his own use £10") due as compensation to
<persName id="t19040321-name-126" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t19040321-name-126" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-126" type="surname" value="BOXALL"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-126" type="given" value="HARRY WILLIAM"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19040321-317-offence-6 t19040321-name-126"/>Harry William Boxall</persName>, received by him.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t19040321-317-punishment-29" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t19040321-317-punishment-29" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-317-punishment-29" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-317-19040321 t19040321-317-punishment-29"/>Seven years' penal servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, March</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1904.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<p>318.
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<interp inst="def1-318-19040321" type="age" value="20"/>
<interp inst="def1-318-19040321" type="surname" value="LEVY"/>
<interp inst="def1-318-19040321" type="given" value="ABRAHAM"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ABRAHAM LEVY</hi> (20)</persName>
<rs id="t19040321-318-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19040321-318-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="violentTheft"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-318-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="robbery"/>, Robbery with violence, with two other persons unknown, upon
<persName id="t19040321-name-128" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t19040321-name-128" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-128" type="surname" value="MASON"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-128" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19040321-318-offence-1 t19040321-name-128"/>Alfred Mason</persName>, and stealing a watch and chain and £2 8s., his money. (
<hi rend="italic">Sec page</hi> 437.)</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RODERICK</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19040321-name-129" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19040321-name-129" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-129" type="surname" value="MASON"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-129" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED MASON</persName> </hi>. I am a warehouseman, of 96, Devor Street—my age is 54—on Thursday, March 10th, about 9.30 p.m., in Wentworth Street, three men suddenly came behind me—one caught hold of my throat—I struggled to get free from them—they got me on the pavement—one laid on my legs—they took my watch and chain—the prisoner took my purse and £2 8s. from my pocket—when I came to I gave information at Commercial Street Police Station, and the prisoner's description—on Sunday, March 13th, I identified him as the third man in about a dozen—I am as sure he is the man as that I stand up—there is a lodging house opposite where I was attacked, and a lamp outside it—I saw the</p>
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<p>reflection from the lamp on the prisoner's face—my throat is still very bad.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I could not pick out the other men, but I was certain of you, because the light shone on your face.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19040321-name-130" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19040321-name-130" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-130" type="surname" value="DESSENT"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-130" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY DESSENT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Sergeant H.</hi>) About 12.30 a.m. on Sunday, March 13th, I saw the prisoner with three other men—in consequence of instruc
<lb/>tions and his answering a description I had, I told him I should take him into custody on suspicion of being concerned in robberies from the person during the past month in the neighbourhood of Whitechapel—he made no reply—I was present when the prosecutor identified him without the slightest hesitation—he failed to identify the other two men—he made no reply to the charge—opposite the place of assault there is a large lodging house with about 300 beds; the windows are well lighted up, and there is a big lamp outside—the description the prosecutor gave of the prisoner was a short man with boyish appearance, a very thin face, and clean shaven.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> He said you were wearing a cap—I do not remember his saying anything about a scarf or your clothes—from his description of your face I knew whom I was looking for.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence on oath, said that he was at the Farringdon Music Hall in the Mile End Road with money he had from his parents; that since his conviction three years ago he had sought shoemaking work, and in doing so had stowed himself on the "Gourka" for Cape Town, but was sent back; that he had nothing to do with this case, and on this night he had borrowed a scarf from a young lady, and this was not mentioned in his identi
<lb/>fication.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t19040321-318-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19040321-318-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-318-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.**
<hi rend="italic">One conviction for a similar offence and eight summary convictions were proved.
<rs id="t19040321-318-punishment-30" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t19040321-318-punishment-30" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-318-punishment-30" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-318-19040321 t19040321-318-punishment-30"/>Eighteen months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, March</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1904.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19040321-319" type="date" value="19040321"/>
<join result="criminalCharge" id="t19040321-319-charge-1" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-319-19040321 t19040321-319-offence-1 t19040321-319-verdict-1"/>
<p>319.
<persName id="def1-319-19040321" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-319-19040321" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-319-19040321" type="age" value="44"/>
<interp inst="def1-319-19040321" type="surname" value="CLEAVER"/>
<interp inst="def1-319-19040321" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM CLEAVER</hi> (44)</persName>
<rs id="t19040321-319-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19040321-319-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-319-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="sodomy"/>, Committing an act of gross indecency with
<persName id="t19040321-name-132" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t19040321-name-132" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-132" type="surname" value="WILCOX"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-132" type="given" value="JAMES"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19040321-319-offence-1 t19040321-name-132"/>James Wilcox</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t19040321-319-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19040321-319-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-319-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t19040321-319-punishment-31" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t19040321-319-punishment-31" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-319-punishment-31" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-319-19040321 t19040321-319-punishment-31"/>Twelve months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>320.
<persName id="def1-320-19040321" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def1-320-19040321" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">PERCY TIDD RICHARDS</hi> (20)</persName>
<rs id="t19040321-320-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19040321-320-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-320-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>, Forging and uttering a bill of exchange for £192 12s., with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19040321-name-134" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19040321-name-134" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-134" type="surname" value="GILL"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-134" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>MR. ARTHUR GILL</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRAMPTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19040321-name-135" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19040321-name-135" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-135" type="surname" value="JEMMETT"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-135" type="given" value="HERBERT ALEXANDER"/>HERBERT ALEXANDER JEMMETT</persName> </hi>. I am cashier at the London and County Bank, Lombard Street—the Union Insurance Society of Canton, Limited, have an account there—Mr. Douglas Jones, for the Society, signs cheques and documents which come to the bank—this document marked "A" purports to be a bill of exchange dated December 19th, 1903, drawn by "J. H. Marshall & Cow" on the Union Insurance Society of Canton, Limited, payable on February 14th, 1904, with three days' grace—"Union Insurance Society of Canton, Limited," is stamped with a rubber</p>
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<p>stamp—such bills are usually presented through a banker—this one was presented across the counter on Saturday, February 20th last, at about 12.55—the signature, "Dougles Jones," is a good imitation, but I thought at the time it was rather laboured, and I showed it to some colleagues—it was presented by the prisoner, who was wearing glasses—I asked him if he came from Marshall & Co.—he said he did—I also asked him why the bill was presented over the counter and not in the more usual way through a banker—he replied that it was done at the request of Mr. Jones—I being dissatisfied with the appearance of the signature and the bill generally, made further inquiry and asked the prisoner to wait—he said he would—I had already drawn a colleague's (Mr. Lawrence) attention to the bill and to the prisoner—I was away the second time fully ten minutes—when I returned the prisoner had gone—shortly afterwards I was shown some photographs and picked out one—on February 25th I went to the police office in Old Jewry, and there saw eight or nine men drawn up—amongst them was the prisoner, and I had no hesitation in picking him out—I have not the slightest doubt about him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We close our bank at I on Saturdays, and we generally have a rush of people just before I—my counter is a busy one—we have a good many clerks that come in of all ages, and some wearing glasses—the bill is an ordinary one, the stamp is an ordinary one, but the writing is a rather poor, clerky hand—I cannot swear positively whether the man in the photo I saw was wearing glasses or not—the prosecuting solicitor's clerk took me to identify the prisoner—I think he told me that they had arrested the man whose photo I had identified—the men I saw all wore glasses, I believe put on for the purpose.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> From when the prisoner came in at 12.55 till 1 o'clock, I was showing the bill to one or two of my colleagues, and did not attend to any other business—this is one of the forms in use by Mr. Jones—the wording is the same, but his type of stamp is larger—I gave the man's description on the Monday.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The Union Insurance Society of Canton, Limited, do not generally advise their bills—I have never before seen a bill drawn to bearer.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19040321-name-136" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19040321-name-136" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-136" type="surname" value="LAWRENCE"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-136" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS LAWRENCE</persName> </hi>. I am a cashier at the London and County Bank, Lombard Street—on February 20th last I was there shortly before closing time—Mr. Jemmett brought me the bill produced and asked me what I thought of it, then he went away—I walked down to his desk and saw the prisoner there—I said to him, "Have not they settled up your business yet?" or some words like that—he said, "No," and gave some answer—I went back to my desk—when Jemmett came back, the prisoner had gone—the following week I went to Old Jewry, and was shown nine or ten photographs by Mr. Disney—Mr. Jemmett was not there—I picked out the prisoner's photograph—the next day I again went, and was taken into the yard, and there saw nine men standing in a semi-circle—I picked out the prisoner—they were all wearing glasses.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The rush on Saturdays is over by 12.50—we are very busy on Saturdays right up to closing time—this particular Saturday the</p>
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<p>business had fallen off a bit, which was rather unusual, and there were not many people there—when Mr. Jemmett came to me I was entering up some cheques previously to balancing—I have no doubt about my going to his desk, and then the prisoner came up towards my desk—there were no glasses on the man in the photo I picked out—there were two photos of the same man in different positions.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> That did not influence me in picking out the photo—I went by the general appearance and the thick lips.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19040321-name-137" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19040321-name-137" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-137" type="surname" value="JONES"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-137" type="given" value="DOUGLAS"/>DOUGLAS JONES</persName> </hi>. I am agent to the Union Insurance Society of Canton, Limited—they have an account at the London and County Bank, Lom
<lb/>bard Street—this bill (A) is not accepted by me or by my authority—I recognise the prisoner—he was in our employment from March 3rd, 1902, to June 14th, 1902—our old cheques are put together and put in pigeon holes—our clerks would have access to them and to other examples of my signature—this is a good imitation of my signature—we use a blue stamp describing the Company, something like this, on the bill, but with larger type.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> All our clerks would know the form of the rubber stamp we use—we have between thirty and forty clerks—I am constantly in business communication with people, and probably write 100,000 signatures in a year—the prisoner left my service voluntarily—we do not usually give notice to the bank of these bills when falling due—it is quite unusual to have any bill drawn on us in London.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19040321-name-138" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19040321-name-138" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-138" type="surname" value="HALLAM"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-138" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK HALLAM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant, City.</hi>) On February 25th I went to Balham to the "Duke of Devonshire." and there saw the prisoner—I said to him, "Are you Percy Tidd Richards?"—he said, "Yes"—I said, "I want to speak to you; will you step outside?"—he came outside—I said to him, "I am a police officer; I am about to arrest you for forging and uttering a bill of exchange for £192 12s. and presenting the same for payment at the London and County Bank, Lombard Street, on the 20th inst."—he said, "You have made a mistake; I know nothing about it"—I took him to Balham Police Station—on the way there he said to me, "Who is on the bill?"—I said, "It was presented at the London and County Bank, Lombard Street; I believe it has the name of Marshall on it"—we walked about twenty yards farther on, when the prisoner said to me, "Do you say the bill has 'J. H. Marshall' on it?."—I said, "I never mentioned 'J. H. Marshall'; I said 'Marshall'"—I after
<lb/>wards conveyed the prisoner to Old Jewry, where he was placed with six other men all wearing spectacles similar to his, and he was identified by the two witnesses from the bank—the identification was made separately—two or three of the men wore spectacles, the rest were provided with them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My note was made at Balham about five minutes after the words were spoken—before I went to Balham I had seen the bill, but had not read it—I knew "J. H. Marshall" was the name on it, but I did not say when asked by the prisoner "J. H. Marshall," and he did not repeat it after me; I was astonished to hear him mention the initials</p>
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<p>—I was myself positive as to the "Marshall," but was not very positive as to the initials.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The prisoner gave an address where he formerly lived—he was taken to Cloak Lane Police Station and charged—the station inspector on duty, who was taking the charge, asked him his address, and he pave 1, Russian Road, Balham—I was present—I made inquiries there, and found he formerly lived there—he did not at any time give me his true address.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRAMPTON</hi>. I got his proper address three days afterwards through inquiries.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19040321-name-139" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19040321-name-139" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-139" type="surname" value="DISNEY"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-139" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY DISNEY</persName> </hi>. I am managing clerk to Messrs. Mullens & Bosanquet, the prosecution's solicitors—this investigation was put into my hands—I saw Jemmett and Lawrence on February 23rd, and took a description separately from them on the 24th—I placed before them about six photographs—I did not in any way call attention to any par
<lb/>ticular one—I asked them to look well at them and see if there was any one there they recognised—one was the prisoner's photo, the only one I could get.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> All but one were ordinary photos—the prisoner's was not one that would attract attention at once, although it was that of a man in two positions on one piece of paper.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19040321-name-140" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19040321-name-140" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-140" type="surname" value="EVANS"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-140" type="given" value="THOMAS ADAM"/>THOMAS ADAM EVANS</persName> </hi>. I am Secretary to the Clayton Fire Extin
<lb/>guishing and Ventilating Company, Limited, 22, Craven Street, Strand—I know the prisoner—I produce a letter written by him to me, and also two other letters which in my opinion are in his writing—the prisoner, before the Magistrate, invited my opinion of the writing on the bill—my opinion is that the body is in the prisoner's writing and also the signature, "J. H. Marshall & Coy'"</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There is no doubt about it—there may be an attempt at disguise—I have a letter of December, 1902, from him applying for a situation—I had numerous opportunities of examining his writing while he was in my office, which was from December 8th, 1902, to the end of February, 1903—he was on trial during that time—he was under notice to leave at the end of February, but he left a week before of his own accord—we have three clerks—the writing is somewhat similar to that of a Civil Service clerk—I do not know that that style of writing is always very similar.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19040321-name-141" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19040321-name-141" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-141" type="surname" value="HALLAM"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-141" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK HALLAM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRAMPTON</hi>.) I went to 36, Dorothy Road, Lavender Hill, and saw a Mrs. Hinton—I did not tell her that the prisoner had given that as his address—I went there to find out the prisoner's antecedents and his address—I did not tell her I wanted to search things belonging to him—I asked her if she had seen a stamp in the room where he had been sleeping—I do not remember telling her that if her son was in the prisoner's company on the Saturday morning he must have gone to the bank with him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GILL</hi>. Before my visit there I had not seen a letter written by the prisoner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19040321-name-142" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19040321-name-142" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-142" type="surname" value="GURRIN"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-142" type="given" value="THOMAS HENRY"/>THOMAS HENRY GURRIN</persName> </hi>. I am an expert in handwriting, and have had</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="190403210024"/>
<p>about twenty years' experience—I have had before me the bill (A) and three letters produced by Mr. Evans—I have compared those documents, and have formed the opinion that all the writing on the bill, with the exception of "Douglas Jones," is the writing of the person who wrote the three letters; I do not say that "Douglas Jones" is not also in that writing, but I cannot identify it; I think there is an attempt at disguise—it is something of the Civil Service style, but that would not account for the resemblances—I have made a report pointing out the resemblances—this is it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Photos have not been taken of the originals—my report was not produced at the police court—experts in handwriting have made mistakes, and they also differ in opinion like other people.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I cannot say who wrote "Douglas Jones" on the bill.
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence on oath, stated that prior to his arrest he was living at</hi> 65,
<hi rend="italic">Chestnut Grove, Balham; that he did not forge the bill; that, he did not tender the bill at the London and County Bank; that he did not go at all to the City on February 20th, and that Sergeant Hallam said to him on his arrest, when he (the prisoner) asked what was on the bill</hi>, "
<hi rend="italic">There is some
<lb/>thing about J. H. Marshall on the front," and that he repeated the name after him.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence, for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19040321-name-143" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19040321-name-143" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-143" type="surname" value="DICKS"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-143" type="given" value="GEORGE EDWARD"/>GEORGE EDWARD DICKS</persName> </hi>. I am a comedian, and live at 36, Dorothy Road, Lavender Hill, Clapham Junction—I have known the prisoner for about three years—I heard of his arrest the day after it—the prisoner on Friday, February 10th, was at my mother's house—in the evening he went out with my sister—he came back at night and slept there in a top room—next morning I breakfasted with him between 9.30 and 10—after, we went to the Free Library—we then returned—we stayed indoors a little while and then went to the railway station and bought a paper—the prisoner came with me out of the station, and said he was going to the South-Western Photographic Stores—that was about 11.20—I went home—about twenty minutes after I again saw him at our house with a camera—I took his photo, and he took mine, which took us up to dinner time; that was about one o'clock—the prisoner was in my company from the time he rejoined me, up to dinner time—dinner took about thirty minutes—he went out before me, about 1.40; he said he was going to a matinee—he came back about 2.20, and he was in the house until the evening—when he came back he had with him a rough proof of a photo of a lady)'; it was an enlargement—he told me it came from the South Western Stores, Mr. Jackson's—in the evening the prisoner, myself, and my sister took the proof to the Metropole Theatre, and we stayed there all the evening—we three came home together—I am certain the prisoner was in our house from 11.40 until after dinner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I called on the prisoner in prison the Monday after his arrest—I saw a letter he wrote to my sister—he said in it what his movements were on the Saturday, and it is very like what I have said—it is the truth—the prisoner went to the Crystal Palace on Thursday, February 18th—I do not believe he stayed at our house that night—</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="190403210025"/>
<p>dinner on the Saturday was about one; I am not mistaken in the time because of going to the matinee—the prisoner was away from me in the afternoon over half an hour; I have made a little mistake; the first thing in the morning it was twenty minutes.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> What I have said of the prisoner's movements is the truth, and I did not want the prisoner's letter to remind me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19040321-name-144" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19040321-name-144" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-144" type="surname" value="HINTON"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-144" type="given" value="MINNIE LOUISE"/>MINNIE LOUISE HINTON</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Reginald James Hinton, of 36, Dorothy Road, Lavender Hill, Clapham Junction—the last witness is my son—I have known the prisoner for some time—he is no relation of mine—I remember Friday, February 19th—I saw the prisoner all day—that night he came to my house from the theatre with my daughter—he stayed that night at my house—I came down next morning about 9.45—he had breakfast with my son—he went out afterwards with my son—they came back shortly after—they went out again together—my son came back first between eleven and twelve—the prisoner came in about fifteen minutes after with a camera—the prisoner and my son took photographs until dinner time, which was 1 to 1.15—we were not long over dinner—the prisoner went out again about 1.45 to 1.50—I next saw him at 2.40—he had brought a photo with him of the wife of the manager of a company playing "A Sailor's Sweetheart" at Camberwell—in the evening the prisoner took the photo to Camberwell—I am quite sure that from the time the prisoner-came back with the camera until after dinner he remained in my house.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw the letter written by the prisoner to my daughter, giving his movements on Saturday, February 20th—the state
<lb/>ments there are quite true—I did not know when I saw it, that he wanted me to come and say so—I should not have come if I did not want to speak the truth—I gave evidence in support of an
<hi rend="italic">alibi</hi> once before in this Court, the charge being one of bank forgery—the prisoner on that occasion was convicted—I also brought my daughter to give evidence—she is here to-day.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I am positive of this Saturday, because I had to get extra things for dinner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19040321-name-145" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19040321-name-145" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-145" type="surname" value="HINTON"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-145" type="given" value="ROSALIE JANE"/>ROSALIE JANE HINTON</persName> </hi>. I am a daughter of the last witness, and have known the prisoner for some time—I remember seeing him on February 10th at our house—he went to a theatre that night with my sister, and stayed at our house that night—he came down to breakfast about ten—after, he and my brother went out—they were not away very long—they went out again together; then my brother came back alone, and the prisoner followed about ten or fifteen minutes after with a camera—he took photos with my brother—they were at home all the time, taking the photos and developing them, till dinner time, which was about one—the prisoner came back with the camera between eleven and twelve, and was in the house right up till about 1.45—he then went out and came back about 2.30 or 2.45—he brought back an enlarged photo from the Photographic Stores.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw letters from the prisoner to my sister, and read them—I volunteered to give evidence before the Magistrate—there is, I</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="190403210026"/>
<p>think, a mistake in the letter about taking the dog out—I think that was a different day—the rest is true—I was sorry for the prisoner—I was anxious to speak the truth when I found I could do so.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19040321-name-146" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19040321-name-146" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-146" type="surname" value="HINTON"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-146" type="given" value="ANNIE LOUSE"/>ANNIE LOUSE HINTON</persName> </hi> I live at 36. Dorothy Road, Clapham Junction, and have known the prisoner some time—I remember seeing him at our house on February 19th—I went to Kennington Theatre with him—he saw me home and stayed the night at our house—next morning he break
<lb/>fasted with my brother about 9.30 to 10—afterwards they went out together and came back together—they went out again, and my brother came back, the prisoner following a few minutes after, about twelve—he brought a camera with him—he and my brother took photos till dinner time, which was 1 to 1.15—the prisoner was in the house all the time—he went out again about 1.45 or 2—he brought a photo back with him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner and I have been very great friends—we have several times been out together—on the day he was arrested I was out with him in the morning—on the Thursday before we all went to the Crystal Palace—when I got the letter from the prisoner I knew if I could speak the truth I should do so—the letter is correct except in the incident of the dog—I gave evidence in this Court on a previous occasion.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19040321-name-147" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19040321-name-147" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-147" type="surname" value="JACKSON"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-147" type="given" value="JOHN HENRY"/>JOHN HENRY JACKSON</persName> </hi>. I am a photographer at 14, St. John's Hill, Clapham Junction—I have known the prisoner for about twelve months as a customer—I have my books with me—I have nothing on February 20th—on the 18th. I find. I took in a print to make three enlargements of—it was a lady's photo—on the Saturday morning, about 11.30, the prisoner came in and looked at them—they were not quite ready, and he left them—I lent him a camera—I next saw him between two and three—he took away one of the enlargements.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was asked to give evidence three days ago—I re
<lb/>member the times because my wife had not returned from London.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19040321-320-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-320-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at this Court on June 22nd.</hi> 1903.
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t19040321-320-punishment-32" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-320-punishment-32" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-320-19040321 t19040321-320-punishment-32"/>Five years' penal servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, March</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1904.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before J. A. Rentoul, Esq., K.C.</hi> </p>
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<p>321.
<persName id="def1-321-19040321" type="defendantName">
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<interp inst="def1-321-19040321" type="age" value="28"/>
<interp inst="def1-321-19040321" type="surname" value="IRVINE"/>
<interp inst="def1-321-19040321" type="given" value="HARRY FAULKNER"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HARRY FAULKNER IRVINE</hi> (28)</persName>
<rs id="t19040321-321-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19040321-321-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-321-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="embezzlement"/>. Embezzling £7 19s. 9d., £12 14s. £12 (is.10 1/2 d., and £(. received by him on account of
<persName id="t19040321-name-149" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t19040321-name-149" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19040321-321-offence-1 t19040321-name-149"/>the National Cash Register Company, Limited</persName>, his employers.
<hi rend="italic">Second count</hi>, Con
<lb/>verting the said moneys to his own use and benefit.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARRY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19040321-name-150" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19040321-name-150" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-150" type="surname" value="SIBBALD"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-150" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS SIBBALD</persName> </hi>. I am a District Instructor in the employ of the National Cash Register Company, Limited—the prisoner entered the school of the Company in September—he received a book containing the full regulations and instructions of the Company, with which it was his duty to become acquainted (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—he was in the school till October</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="190403210027"/>
<p>20th, and then he worked under me in a district in North London—his duty was to sell cash registers under my direction, receiving 12 1/2 per cent, commission—any money he collected he was to turn into the Company the same day that he collected it—he made daily reports both to the Company and myself—this is an account of the sums I advanced him in cash and the commission he earned while he was with me (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—on October 22nd I advanced him £1 10s., and I also advanced him for subsistence on October 24th, £3; October 30th. £3; November 7th, £3; November 14th, £3; November 21st, £3, which, with the £1 10s. on October 22nd, makes £16 10s.—he was credited with £6 16s. 5d. by way of commission on Sackett's and Dale's contracts which he had obtained—he owed me, therefore, £9 13s. 7d., which by Section 16 of his contract the Company were to pay to me and charge him with—he did not come to the office on February 1st, and I wrote him on February 3rd, asking him to do so, but he did not come—I saw him a few days afterwards, when he promised to come at 2 p.m. the same day, but he never came—on February 20th I met him in the street and gave him into custody—I have never failed to account to the Company for any moneys which I have received from the prisoner on their behalf—this is his contract with the Company, signed by him and dated December 1st, 1903.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have not charge of the school—the prisoner is an American—he was in my employ from October 20th to December 1st, when he entered into a contract with' the Company—I was getting 20 per cent, commission—I advanced him money out of my own pocket, and I expected to get it back if he made any sales, on which I made 7 1/2 per cent. profit—between October 20th and December 1st he paid me various sums he had received from customers—I did not give him receipts for those sums, but he could have had them if he had asked for them—I cannot at present find the rule in the decision book where it says that he must ask for receipts—he did not give me receipts for money I paid to him—I do not keep my accounts in a book—the traveller would soon find if there was a mistake or not—if he collected £10 from a customer and only sent a receipt for £5 he would hear of it—I have nothing to do with the engagement of the men—he did not get many orders when he was in my employ—it was I who really got Sergeant's order, which was taken in another agent's district, and which the prisoner had no right to take—I was not entitled to take it either, and I did not claim any commission for it, so there was no reason why he should—I was sales agent at that time—he obtained Mrs. Sackett's order while he was in my employ, and £5 5s. commission was due to him—he was also entitled to some commission on Dale's order—he is not entitled to any commission on Evans & Son's order—he did not introduce the customer; I did—he went to them after I did, when he was instructed not to do so—he is entitled to £6 16s. only for commission—I know nothing about a customer named Shickle; that matter did not come within my department—I sold a cash register to Dally, a customer, and he paid something on account—I did not forget to credit him with the amount, nor have I ever said that I did—I do not know anything about Sackett beyond that the sale was made and I credited</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="190403210028"/>
<p>the prisoner with the commission—I do not know how much the Com
<lb/>pany owes him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I was appointed a district instructor on December 1st—my duties are to instruct the men in the field in selling registers outside, and helping them generally.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19040321-name-151" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19040321-name-151" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-151" type="surname" value="SACKETT"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-151" type="given" value="SARAH"/>SARAH SACKETT</persName> </hi>. I live at 74, Seven Sisters Road, Holloway—I entered into this contract (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) with the National Cash Register Company on October 27th to hire a cash register—I was to pay five guineas down and three guineas a month in advance—the following are the sums I paid the prisoner: November 5th, £1; November 17th, £4; November 20th, £5; November 30th, £5, for which I have receipts from him in his own writing (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—on November 30th I also have a receipt for £4, which he paid himself because I wanted the machine for £36—the original price of the machine was £42—the next time he came I told him that I had heard I could get the machine for £36—he said he would pay £4 out of his own pocket, and gave me a receipt for it—I said I could not pay ready cash, as I had not got it in the house—he told me not to distress myself, so I paid these various sums on account of the £36—on February 6th I paid another £4 to him. for which I have a receipt (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—I gave him £2, for which he promised to get my son a berth in the National Cash Register Company, for which I hold an unstamped receipt—he had not a stamp, and seemed too ill to get one, so I took the receipt unstamped—he did not obtain my son a berth, as he had promised.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I paid the prisoner in all £30 5s.—I had these receipts from the Company (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>), which he told me to take no notice of—I understood I was buying the machine from him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have only received receipts from the Company for £5 5s. and two sums of £33s.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19040321-name-152" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19040321-name-152" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-152" type="surname" value="DALE"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-152" type="given" value="JOHN ALLAN'"/>JOHN ALLAN' DALE</persName> </hi>. I am the landlord of the Mother Shipton, Prince of Wales Road—I entered into this agreement (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>), dated December 2nd, 1903 with the National Cash Register Company, Limited, to purchase a register—I was to pay five guineas down and three guineas a month in ad
<lb/>vance for seven months—I paid the prisoner the five guineas—on December 11th I paid him £2 5s.; December 22nd, £2 2s.; and on December 29th, £8 11s. 9d.—these are the receipts for those amounts signed by the prisoner in my presence (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—the reason I paid him those amounts was that he told mo if I paid the full amount by February 1st there would be 10 per cent, discount allowed me—I paid him five guineas just after Christmas, but I cannot produce the receipt—I believe I have one receipt from the Company for £2 2s.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I believe I have also a receipt from the Company for £5 5s.—my contract says: "This agreement is subject to confirmation by the Head Office in London."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19040321-name-153" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19040321-name-153" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-153" type="surname" value="HAMMKTT"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-153" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY HAMMKTT</persName> </hi>. I am the landlord of the Salmon and Compasses, Penton Street, Pentonville—I entered into a contract on January 6th, 1904. by which I agreed to take a machine at ten guineas down and six guineas a month—I paid the deposit of ten guineas on January 6th, and on January 23rd I paid the prisoner £3 3s. for a change rack to go on</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="190403210029"/>
<p>the top of the machine, and on January 31st £9 3s. 10 1/2 d.—these are the receipts signed by the prisoner (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—I had been trying to sell the prisoner some tools, and he said he would put me on the best possible terms he could, and that he could get me a discount of £9 4s. 6d. by paying four monthly instalments of £19 13s. 10 1/2 d.—I have never received any receipt from the Company for money I have paid to the prisoner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had a letter from the Company about a week after, and I went up and saw them—they told me that they could not agree to the terms, and I had to go back to the old agreement—the £9 3s. 10 1/2 d., that I paid the prisoner was to make up the first monthly instalment.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19040321-name-154" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19040321-name-154" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-154" type="surname" value="WATT"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-154" type="given" value="COLIN JAMES"/>COLIN JAMES WATT</persName> </hi>. I am cashier of the National Cash Register Company, Limited—when a salesman collected money he would, as a rule, pay it over to me or to my assistant, Mr. Smith—the salesman makes out a slip with the name and address of the customer and the amount—if he does not do it, we do it for him—that slip is handed over to the book-keeper who enters it into a cash book—when a salesman makes a con
<lb/>tract he lodges it with us together with the amount he has received—his commission is made a note of on the face of the contract—I have examined the books with regard to Mrs. Sackett's account, and find that she had agreed to pay five guineas down and three guineas a month—according to this account, which is a copy of the Company's books, she paid £5 5s. on October 29th, £3 3s. on December 1st. and £3 3s. on January 11th, which sums the prisoner handed to us—if she paid the prisoner £19 in cash besides the £5 5s.—the prisoner must account to us for the difference between £6 6s. and £19, which is £12 14s.—there is no note of our having received that £19—the prisoner paid us on account of Dale £5 5s., and on January 4th £2 2s.—we credited him £2 17s. that Dale had paid for supplies—if he received £12 18s. 9d. beyond that he has to account to us for the difference between that and the £4 19s., which is £7 19s. 9d., for which the Company's books show no receipt—Hammett entered into a contract to pay ten guineas down and six guineas a month—the only sum the prisoner paid the Com
<lb/>pany on his behalf was ten guineas—if he were paid £12 6s. 10 1/2 d. over that he has still to account for it—on February 6th his contract was cancelled—I did not see him at all after January—during the time men are learning in the school it is customary to advance them £2 a week for subsistence—I produce the account showing the amount advanced to the prisoner for subsistence while he was in the school, from September 9th to October 20th, and while he was directly under the Company from December 4th on
<lb/>wards—on one side are the amounts he was entitled to for commission up to February 23rd—the balance shows that the prisoner owes the Company £17 13s. 2d., to which has to be added £9 13s. 7d., the amount advanced to him by Sibbald, and a sum of £5 18s. 1d. which has been credited to his account twice for commission—I found that a Mr. Jones had agreed with the prisoner to exchange a machine, and this led up to the mistake—these sums together make £33 4s. 10d., being the amount over advanced to him, to which has to be added £39 0s. 7 1/2 d., money he has received and not handed over; therefore when he left he was owing the Company £72 5s. 5 1/2 d.—according to his contract we should pay back Mr. Sibbald</p>
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<p>the £9 13s. 7d. advanced by him and charge the prisoner with it—I have prepared a prospective commission account showing the commissions the prisoner would he entitled to in the future if the full money on the con
<lb/>tracts were paid (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—it shows that he would have been entitled if he hail stopped with the Company to £33 17s. 11d. prospective com
<lb/>missions—we have credited him with this, although the contracts were not completed—deducting from that his liability to the Company of £33 4s. 10d., it would leave, as owing from the Company to him, the sum of 13s. 1d., against which, of course, has to be put £39 0s. 7 1/2 d., moneys unaccounted for—we did not give receipts to the prisoner unless he asked for them, which, to my knowledge, he never did—he never complained that there was any mistake in his accounts—we send receipts to the customer, therefore if there were any irregularity he could find out from the customers themselves what sums had been paid—the regular discount is 5 per cent, for cash, and we recognize no other discount—I have never received any money from the prisoner without entering it on a slip and sending it to the book keeper to be entered.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have nothing to do with the school—there are eighteen or twenty scholars there—each one is examined in the primer be
<lb/>fore he leaves the school—he is not required to know it verbatim; he is sup
<lb/>posed to study it—I have an assistant who helps me—Mr. Veitch, Mr. Smith and Mr. Evans are the only ones authorized to receive money—Mr. Groves, the secretary, could receive money, but has not done so for the last six months—Mr. Ingram and Mr. Knowles could also receive money, but they are not authorized, and very rarely do so—none of them give receipts unless asked for—we might make mistakes as to book keeping sometimes, but not with regard to cash received—I do not recollect any complaint being made by Mr. Dally, a customer, of having paid some money without being credited with it—I remember the case of Shickle—we did not write to him complaining that he had not paid £6 6s. when he had done so; that letter was with reference to another contract altogether—there have not been any cases to my knowledge where an agent has paid in money and has not been credited with it—I have been with the Company three years—that account is not made up by me, but I know that it is made up from various postings from the day books and cash books—if an agent paid us £10 and by mistake he was not credited with it there would be no proof that he paid it unless he had a witness—we have never had any complaints—entering the amounts on a slip and passing them on to the book keeper is a system that has always answered—I have heard that the prisoner claims that the Company is in his debt—he was in our employ up to October 20th, being in the school—I have never heard of Sergeant's account before—the prisoner was not entitled to any com
<lb/>mission on Evans & Son's order: the sale was made in the office—the supplies were not always charged to the agents' accounts—the rule as to supplies is if an agent gets supplies he has to pay for them, and if he does not pay for them the Company debit him with it—as regards Hammett's ac
<lb/>count, we did not refuse to take the £9 3s. 10 1/2 d., as we did nor know Ham
<lb/>mett had paid it—the £3 3s. for supplies was not charged to the prisoner's</p>
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<p>account—I had nothing to do with his references—I had nothing to do with the fidelity bond—I know that we charged him £2 9s. 6d. for it—it is not for me to say why we have not made any claim on the Fidelity Company—we have made the prospective commission account separate from his account with the Company because the prospective commissions might never have come to anything—"unshipped" means that the Com
<lb/>pany has an order for a register, but it has not been delivered—"shipped" means that it has been delivered, but no cash has been paid—we leave it entirely to the agents to make inquiries as to the customers' standing—until the whole amount is paid the agent is not entitled to get full com
<lb/>mission—the prisoner is not entitled to commission on repeat orders, as he has left the Company—he was a first class agent—I do not know what—money he spent in getting orders—only a small part of the work is public-house work—no expenses were allowed to agents—he was charged for the hire of a brougham—the £2 17s. for supplies charged against him in Hammett's account should have been recovered from him at the time.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The prisoner has never complained to us that he had not been given a receipt, or that we had not credited him with payments that he had made—when we found that Hammett had paid £9 3s. 10 1/2 d. the prisoner could not be found—we have debited him with the amounts that he has had by way of supplies.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19040321-name-155" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19040321-name-155" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-155" type="surname" value="GROVES"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-155" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK GROVES</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of the National Cash Register Company Limited, and am at present stationed at Glasgow—t have never received any money from the prisoner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have power to receive money, but I never do—the rule is that the Company is to give receipts to the agents whether asked for or not.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Receipts are sent to the customers.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19040321-name-156" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19040321-name-156" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-156" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-156" type="given" value="WILLIAM ALFRED"/>WILLIAM ALFRED SMITH</persName> </hi>. I do not remember having received any money from the prisoner, but if I have I have paid it into the Company.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I would not give him a receipt for what he had paid; that would go to the customer.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19040321-name-157" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19040321-name-157" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-157" type="surname" value="EVANS"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-157" type="given" value="DAVID WILLIAM"/>DAVID WILLIAM EVANS</persName> </hi>. I do not remember ever having received any money from the prisoner—I should immediately have handed it over to the Company if I had.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I would not have given him a receipt unless he had asked for it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The prisoner has never complained that he had not had a receipt.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19040321-name-158" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19040321-name-158" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-158" type="surname" value="MORRIS"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-158" type="given" value="ERNEST"/>ERNEST MORRIS</persName> </hi>. I am book keeper in the employ of the National Cash Register Company—I heard Watt explain in the police court that slips of the amounts of the salesmen's payments in were sent in to me to be entered up in the books—I have from time to time received slips of payments in by the prisoner, and have never failed to enter in the Company's books the amounts entered on the slips.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am in the same office as where the slips are handed in—I have been employed in the Company since November 2nd—I have</p>
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<p>never heard any complaint about mistakes with respect to money that has been paid in not being entered.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19040321-name-159" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19040321-name-159" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-159" type="surname" value="SAXE"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-159" type="given" value="DEFOREST WEAD"/>DEFOREST WEAD SAXE</persName> </hi>. I am the managing director of the National Cash Register Company, Limited—I received these two letters from the prisoner (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—I gave instructions to my assistant manager to dismiss him on February 6th.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had nothing to do with the engagement of the prisoner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19040321-name-160" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19040321-name-160" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-160" type="surname" value="VEITCH"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-160" type="given" value="ADAM HORACE"/>ADAM HORACE VEITCH</persName> </hi>. I am the secretary of the National Cash Register Company—I have from time to time received moneys from the prisoner on behalf of the Company, which I have never failed to pay in to the treasurer, Mr. Watt—I did not give him receipts for such money paid, and he did not complain of not having had receipts; neither did he complain of having paid sums without their being accounted for.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There was a receipt form, which he could have filled up and had signed—there is a rule that the agent is entitled to ask for a receipt—I cannot recollect where it is for the moment—I did not engage the prisoner—he must have had references, or he would not have been employed.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The agent fills in this receipt form when he brings in the money.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The receipt form has been brought to the prisoner's attention, but he has never asked for it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19040321-name-161" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19040321-name-161" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-161" type="surname" value="SIMMONS"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-161" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH SIMMONS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Sergeant D.</hi>) About 4 p.m. on February 23rd I saw the prisoner detained at the King's Cross Road Police Station—I told him I had a warrant for his arrest, and read it to him—he asked if he could be allowed to engage counsel for his defence, and I said, "Yes"—on the way to Tottenham Court Road Police Station he said, "I am surprised at the Company issuing a warrant for my arrest, as the Company already hold money of mine more than is sufficient to cover the amount in the warrant"—when charged at the police station he made no reply—I found upon him 7s. 6d. in silver and this bundle of letters (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>).</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence on oath, said that he had given seven or eight references to the Company, which had proved satisfactory; that he had obtained most of his orders from publicans, but that in so doing his expenses in treating were very heavy; that he obtained no extra allowance for these expenses; that he also had to pay for the hire of a brougham, and for the driver's dinner and refreshment; that he had been complimented by the Company on the number of orders that he had obtained; that he had received no instructions as to whom he was to pay moneys he had received from customers; that he had paid different men nearly every time either in the office or sales room, and that sometimes he had paid Sibbald in public houses or in the brougham: that he had obtained no receipts for such money paid in, and could not remember any particular item: that he had a book in which these amounts were entered, but that he had not Urn allowed to get it: that with regard to Sackett's account, he had paid</hi> £4
<hi rend="italic">out of his own pocket in order to effect a sale, as she would not pay more than</hi> £36
<hi rend="italic">for the machine; that he had allowed her</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">per cent., which he was allowed to do, if she paid the money</hi> </p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">within thirty days, which she did not do; that all moneys he had received from her he generally paid a day or two later into the Company; that with regard to Hammett's account, he had made an agreement with him that he should pay ten guineas down and eight guineas a month, which was subse
<lb/>quently altered by the Company, and that they would not recognise the</hi> £9 3s. 10 1/2 d.
<hi rend="italic">he had received on that contract; that the</hi> £3 3s.
<hi rend="italic">worth of sup
<lb/>plies had already been charged to him; that with regard to Dale's account, he had changed a</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">guinea register to a</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">guinea one, and made an arrange
<lb/>ment with him that if he received</hi> £8
<hi rend="italic">odd and</hi> £10
<hi rend="italic">within thirty days, which was not paid, he should not be charged with</hi> £2 17s.
<hi rend="italic">for supplies, as he had already been charged with it; that if he were credited with all the commission he was entitled to, the Company would be indebted to him; that he owed money in America, but had not remitted a penny since he had been here; that he had left his old address because he owed two weeks' rent; that when he wrote to the Company he had not yet found a new lodging; that the reason of his absenting himself from the Company was that he went to see a relative in the country, and that on learning his contract had been cancelled he had written to Mr. Saxe for a private interview.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19040321-321-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t19040321-321-punishment-33" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t19040321-321-punishment-33" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-321-punishment-33" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-321-19040321 t19040321-321-punishment-33"/>Three months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday and Friday, March</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">th and</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1904.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Grantham.</hi> </p>
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<p>322.
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<interp inst="def1-322-19040321" type="given" value="BERTHA"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">BERTHA BAUDACH</hi> (53)</persName>
<rs id="t19040321-322-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19040321-322-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="kill"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-322-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="manslaughter"/>, Indicted for, and charged on the Coroner's Inquisition with, the manslaughter of
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<interp inst="t19040321-name-163" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-163" type="surname" value="NOELTE"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-163" type="given" value="ADELAIDE ELLEN"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19040321-322-offence-1 t19040321-name-163"/>Adelaide Ellen Noelte</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR, MR. A. GILL</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRAHAM CAMPBELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ELLIOTT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FITCH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The case being one of causing abortion, the evidence is unfit for publication.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t19040321-322-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19040321-322-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-322-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t19040321-322-punishment-34" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t19040321-322-punishment-34" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-322-punishment-34" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-322-19040321 t19040321-322-punishment-34"/>Seven years' penal servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, March</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1904.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<p>323.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN GEORGE SNELLGROVE</hi> (30)</persName>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t19040321-323-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19040321-323-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-323-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<rs id="t19040321-323-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19040321-323-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-323-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>to burglary in the dwelling-house of
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<interp inst="t19040321-name-165" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-165" type="surname" value="CRAXTON"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19040321-323-offence-1 t19040321-name-165"/>Thomas Robert Craxton</persName>, and to having conspired with
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<interp inst="t19040321-name-166" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19040321-323-offence-1 t19040321-name-166"/>Herbert Holder</persName> and
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<interp inst="t19040321-name-167" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19040321-323-offence-1 t19040321-name-167"/>John Allsopp</persName> to break and enter the said dwelling house with intent to steal.</rs> (
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<p>324.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HERBERT HOLDER</hi> (32)</persName> and
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<interp inst="def2-324-19040321" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN ALLSOPP</hi> (32)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19040321-324-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/>, Burglary in the dwelling house of
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<interp inst="t19040321-name-170" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19040321-name-170" type="surname" value="CRAXTON"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19040321-324-offence-1 t19040321-name-170"/>Thomas Robert Craxton</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JAY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">appeared for Snellgrove</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. W. B. CAMPBELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for Holder, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. THOMPSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for Allsopp.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19040321-name-171" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN TURNER</persName> </hi>. I live at 8, Everington Street, Fulham Palace Road, and am an electrician employed by Mr. Robert Dean, the freeholder of the Greyhound public house in the Fulham Palace Road—the house has its own electric installation—I have been in charge of the</p>
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<p>electric engine and batteries for the last eighteen months—Snellgrove, who has pleaded guilty, acted as bar manager from June to December, 1903—Holder used to come to see the manager—he was a friend of Snellgrove—he used to come and have his meals with Snellgrove—he was introduced to me as an electrician—after Snellgrove left the house as manager he visited it as a customer with Holder—on February 3rd Holder came to me in the engine room—he asked me how the plant was running, and after we had talked about the plant we went into the saloon bar and had a drink with Snellgrove, who was in the bar—we talked about putting an installation in a place at Wandsworth, and they wanted to know if the accumulators at the back of the premises were for sale; I told them I could not tell—when we said good night, Holder asked me if I wanted to make £20—I said, "If it is in a straight way of business, I must see my way clear of doing anything, I am the man for you"—he asked me if I could remove the safe—I said, "No, that is impossible; it weighs about two tons"—the safe is near what is called the "busman's bar"—Holder said, "Well, we can open the safe"—I said, "That is impossible if you have not got the key"—Snellgrove said, "Let us go to the back"—that meant to the middle factory—when we got there Snellgrove said, "We are all together," and put his hand in his pocket and produced a key—Holder asked Snellgrove where he got it from—Snellgrove said, "I cut it"—Snellgrove put the key in my hand—I recog
<lb/>nised it as a duplicate key of the safe—by this time I had made up my mind what to do—they promised to see me the next day—about a quarter of an hour after they had gone I told the bar manager, Mr. Trumper, what had taken place—Mr. Trumper succeeded Snellgrove—Mr. Craxton, the manager, was out—I told him about it on the 4th—what I did afterwards was under the instructions of my employer, Mr. Craxton—on February 4th I got a message to go into the saloon bar, where I saw Snellgrove and Holder—I remained with them—Snellgrove said, "Have you done anything?"—I said, "No"—Holder produced this key from the back of his hat, with a rim round it, a master key—it will open every door in the building—he asked me to try it—I tried it in the luncheon room door—I found that it locked and unlocked it—he replaced it in his hat—they left the bar after promising to make final arrangements the next night—Snellgrove had told me when we were in the back premises that they were going to come in and open the safe and steal the money from it—the next night, February 5th, I was standing outside the bar door with my wife when Snellgrove got off a 'bus about 7 or 8 p.m.—he invited me, my wife, and a friend in to have a drink—after the drink my wife and the friend left me with Snellgrove—I asked him where Holder was—he said, "He promised to meet me here about half past seven, to make arrangements"—Holder came about an hour after that—I went into the engine room—Snellgrove said, "Holder made arrangements to meet me in Dorset Lane, commonly called Crab Tree Lane, at 1 o'clock"—that is just across the road—Snellgrove asked me if Craxton was away—I said "Yes, he had to go to Swindon"—he lives next door—the house is full on a Saturday night—he said,</p>
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<p>"I am going to open the safe"—I said it would be impossible, because Craxton would have No. 2 key with him"—the safe is double locked; if No. I key locks it, No. 2 key cannot open it—during the day it is locked with No. I—it is locked with No. 2 when Craxton, the general manager, comes round after closing time, after the money is put away—Craxton holds that key—the bar manager holds No. I—as arranged, I met Snellgrove and Holder in Crab Tree Lane on the morning of February 7th—Snell
<lb/>grove said, "Well, Bibley, is the coast clear?"—Bibley is my nickname—they were standing side by side, and Holder could hear—I said, "Yes, certainly. Mr. Craxton is at Swindon"—Snellgrove asked what time they should come—I said, "About 2 o'clock."—we did not go at once because the bar is cleaned every Saturday night, and it takes till about that time—Snellgrove said, "The job will be done to-night"—I went back to the house and finished my work—I informed my master and Inspector Collins of everything as it happened—at 2 a.m. I was outside my house talking to the potman—I heard someone walking down the road very quickly—the public house was all in darkness—I had finished about 1.30 and turned the lights out—I went inside my own house in Greyhound Road, about 100 yards off, with the potman—a light is left in the saloon bar, and there were several lights up stairs—there are lights in the bar all night—when I was inside the house I heard a low whistle—Holder came up to me and said, "Mr. Trumper, the bar manager, has not gone to bed yet"—his light was not out in his bedroom—immediately after that Snellgrove came along and asked if I was selling them—I said, "No, I am not"—he said, "We will let it stand for about an hour or so"—it had been arranged on the Sunday morning that they were to come into the house through the pothouse door into the yard—that is at the side of the house—I was to leave the bolt and the night latch off, so as to leave it unfastened—two police officers near the Greyhound Road asked me what I was hanging about for, and what I was doing there—after I had spoken to them I went back to the Greyhound, where five officers were concealed on the premises—I went upstairs into the dining room for five or ten minutes—looking out, I saw Holder coming from Putney way up Crab Tree Lane, and double back and go towards Hammersmith—nothing was done that night—at 9 p.m. on February 7th Holder came into the bar of the house with Allsopp, who was a stranger—Holder introduced him to me as Mr. Johnson, an electrician—Holder said, "Do you mind letting Mr. Johnson see the electric plant?"—I said, "No, I do not mind," and we all three went into the engine room and then came back into the saloon bar to have a drink—I left Holder in the bar, and Allsopp and I went into the luncheon room—Holder asked me if anybody knew about their trying to come in—I said, "Nobody knows"—he said, "I intend to
<hi rend="italic">sing</hi> small till next Friday night"—that meant that he would keep away from the house, I suppose—he said they had been disturbed on the previous night by a police officer—he said it would be best for me to let them in through the mineral water factory door in the Aspenley Road, which would lead into the passage by my engine room into the concert room, and then into the luncheon room and into the bar—these premises adjoin, though they are not</p>
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<p>actually attached to the house—we then went from the factory into the stores of ginger beer and lemonade boxes, and had a conversation about their getting in—Holder told me he had been there before, and that there was a difficulty in getting through the opening in the window there, so an arrangement was made for them to come in through the factory door, which I was to leave open—then we went into the saloon bar and said "Good night"—Holder joined Allsopp, and they went away—on Friday. 12th, Holder came into the saloon bar—he arranged that Snell
<lb/>grove and he should come in on the Sunday morning by the factory gate about 12 o'clock, and that I should leave the gate open—on Saturday night, February 13th, before 12 o'clock, I saw Holder and Snellgrove and another man—I followed them up Crab Tree Lane—I could not recognise the third man as Allsopp because it was dark—I said "Good evening; who is this other man?"—Holder said, "It is a friend of ours; we have been to Putney: we have been having a game of billiards; he has followed us down here, but we are going to get rid of him"—I then left them and went and undid the factory gates and let them in there at 11.50—we then went into the workshop over the factory—I left the lock undone—they had the master key to come into the Greyhound by going through the store room up a small flight of stairs, and through a passage into the big room—they waited till the lights were out—that was to be the signal—I went into the bar, turned some of the lights out, and stopped there till 1.15. when I shut my engine off and the lights went out—then I went outside with the potman, and Detective Hall and I kept observation on the factory—I saw Allsopp loitering under a lamp post about 2 o'clock, about 100 yards from the house—he was making a cigarette—I spoke to Hall—I saw Allsopp arrested—Hall asked me if I recognised him—I said, "Yes, I recognise him as being with them"—I was with Detective Collins when the detectives brought Snellgrove and Holder out of the house about 2.30—I saw them outside in custody—Holder had produced this revolver to me on several occasions—he said if I rounded on him he would shoot me—I have cleaned it for him—he used to carry it in his hip pocket—he took it out of his hip pocket when he said, "If you put us away, when we come out I will shoot you"—(
<hi rend="italic">The revolver was nickel plated; another smaller revolver was also produced.</hi>)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CAMPBKLL</hi>. I am good friends with Holder—I was good friends with Snellgrove when he managed the Greyhound—he visited a lady at my house—I looked upon him as an honest man—I have borrowed a sovereign of him and paid him back—he paid my wife half a sovereign for having the young lady at our place as a lodger—I have been at the Greyhound longer than Snellgrove—I have seen the keys lying on the counter at closing time in a bunch—I only locked up one door—that led from the passage from the engine room to the concert room—I have cut a key—before I was employed at the Greyhound I was an engineer—I was a wood machinist for the London County Council—I was employed at Leslie's, the contractors in Kensington Square—I got my nickname Bibley since working at the Greyhound—I belonged to an amateur boxing club—Snellgrove visited his young lady at my house as</p>
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<p>late as 12.30—I do not know that he came with Holder—Snellgrove said he lived at Holder's house—I believe Holder is married, and has two children—Snellgrove could come into the Greyhound at any time when he was manager, but not since he left—I have no recollection of having seen him there after twelve since he left—I thought there was something wrong about the £20 offer—when I saw the keys on the counter then were about sixteen on the bunch—I noticed the safe key because it is an extra
<lb/>ordinary make—I am a mechanic—I have seen Snellgrove lock the safe—I was shocked and astonished at seeing the key produced—I took the prisoners to be honest men—what was the good of my reproving them when four or five innocent men might have been charged; I thought my duty was to tell Mr. Trumper and Mr. Craxton—I did not pretend to be in the swim with them—I never had a revolver—Snellgrove, Holder and others have practised shooting at syphons in the yard—I knew Snell
<lb/>grove always carried a revolver—he produced it to me in the factory on the 13th, the night they were arrested—I have seen bullets like these produced—I believe a master key was lost from the Greyhound—I altered an old key into a master key with the manager's permission and in his presence.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. THOMPSON</hi>. I have told you all I know about Allsopp—I did not mistake his name, John Allsopp, for Johnson, when he was introduced.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">intimated that in the absence of further evidence Counsel need not labour the case on behalf of Allsopp, as there was no evidence that he was present at any conversation arranging for the robbery.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19040321-name-172" type="given" value="THOMAS ROBERT"/>THOMAS ROBERT CRAXTON</persName> </hi>. I am general manage to the firm who own four public houses, including the Greyhound, and the mineral water manufactory in and near the Fulham Palace Road—Snellgrove was bar manager till the first week after Christmas last, and had access to the safe with one key which would not unlock it if I locked it with my key—on February 4th Turner made a communication to me, and from that date acted under my instructions until I communicated with the police, when he acted under their instructions—on February 7th I sat up. expecting an attempt would be made on the safe—I saw Holder and Snellgrove walking about together opposite the house from about 2 a.m. till 4.30.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CAMPBELL</hi>. The bar manager kept his keys on a bunch—I have not known him leave them about—the bars are cleaned on Saturday nights after the house closes; when that is finished Turner turns out the electric light.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> About £100 to £150 is stored in the safe on a Saturday night.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19040321-name-173" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS TAYLOR</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Sergeant T.</hi>) On February 14th, about 2 a.m., I was in the Greyhound public house, secreted with other officers in a large room at the back of the bar, from about 12.45 a.m.—the lights were turned out rather before 1.45—the door which led from the engine room into the large room was locked—I saw Turner come through the room and lock it—almost immediately after he had gone I heard someone in the engine room—shortly after 2 a.m. I hoard two persons walking up to the door that</p>
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<p>we were near—it is the billiard room, and was empty except for a lot o. chairs, it had probably been used as a concert room—I heard the key being put into the lock and turned, and the door open—I saw Snellgrove enter with this electric lamp in his left hand—I went for him and shouted, "I have got one; go for the other man," and the officers went after him—later I saw the prisoners at the police station—the second man came through the door—this key was in the lock.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There were four officers lying close to the wall behind the door—a policeman's lamp was turned on as prearranged—we were in the dark till then—I heard four footsteps of two persons—this small revolver I found on Snellgrove, loaded in six chambers—this larger one was found at Holder's house, where Snellgrove lodges—it was handed to us by Holder's wife.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19040321-name-174" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WESTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective T.</hi>) I was with Taylor and the other officers in this concert room when Snellgrove came in with this electric light about 2.13 a.m. and was arrested by Taylor—Hayes turned on a light as Snellgrove passed me, and the light shone on Holder's face—he was about a yard behind Snellgrove—I rushed to get hold of Holder, but he bolted—I followed him through the engine room passage and found him detained by Channon outside—I took him into custody, assisted by Bedford—he said, "This is doing a
<hi rend="italic">pal</hi> a good turn."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CAMPBELL</hi>. Holder was searched—no firearms were found on him—I had been waiting from 1.50 a.m.—the previous week we had waited for two hours—I stood on the right of the door—I heard two people in the other room—that room is paved, I believe—I never lost sight of Holder.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19040321-name-175" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CHANNON</persName> </hi>. I am the licensee of the Builders Arms. Bridge Road, Hammersmith, and am a friend of the licensee of the Greyhound—on February 14th, by arrangement, I was standing outside the Greyhound about 2 a.m. with Craxton, the manager of that house—soon after 2 a.m. I heard a whistle, then I ran to the Aspenley Road—I heard someone shout, "Look out, I have one; the other is coming that way," and almost immediately Holder stepped out of the gateway—I caught hold of him—he only said, "Don't twist my arm"—I said if he did not keep still I should twist it a little more—I gave him over to Weston.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CAMPBELL</hi>. A minute or two may have elapsed between the cry and Holder stepping out of the gate—he may have hid behind the vans in the yard.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Sergeant T.</hi>) I was with Taylor and Weston in this concert room on February 14th, when Snellgrove was arrested by Taylor—Holder followed about a yard off—I could see his face but not his body, as he came through the door—he ran away—I afterwards assisted to take him to the station—I told him he would be charged with committing a burglary at the Greyhound Hotel—he said, "This is what you get for doing a fellow a good turn."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CAMPBELL</hi>. He made no reply when charged—I searched his rooms with Sergeant Taylor—Holder's wife handed me this revolver—he was carrying no firearms that night.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Inspector T.</hi>) On February 3th Turner and Craxton made a communication to me—from that date Turner acted under my instructions, and all the arrangements made for the nights of February 6th and 14th were carried out under my instructions—early on February 7th I was outside the Greyhound—about 2 a.m. I saw Holder and Snell
<lb/>grove together—I watched them, knowing that I had officers concealed inside the house—both had silent boots, and their trousers were clipped round with cycle clips—on February 14th I did not go inside the house until I heard the whistle—I saw Allsopp outside—when I heard the whistle I went through the wicket door, where I found Snellgrove and Holder detained—I examined their clothing—both had rubber heels screwed on their boots, and their trousers clipped round.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CAMPBELL</hi>. I cannot say what useful, honest purpose silent boots would serve; I know police wear them at night—Allsopp said, "I am not guilty"—Holder said, "This comes of serving a
<hi rend="italic">pal</hi>"—they would have been arrested on the Saturday, but we wanted to get possession of the keys.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Holder, in his defence on oath, said that he had no idea that Snellgrove was out that night for the purpose of getting into the Greyhound and com
<lb/>mitting a robbery; that he never asked Turner if he would like to earn</hi> £20,
<hi rend="italic">nor so absurd a thing as to remove the safe, though he was willing to buy the accumulators; that Snellgrove invited him to the Greyhound, where he wanted to see Turner about a young lady; and that he was waiting outside the factory door for Turner to return to him, when he was arrested.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SNELLGROVE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HOLDER</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">who received good characters</hi>)—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-323-19040321 t19040321-324-punishment-35"/>Three years' penal servitude each</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, March</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">th; and</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Friday, March</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1904.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19040321-326-offence-1 t19040321-name-185"/>Edith Hollebone</persName> by false pretences and with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRANPTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HEMMERDE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19040321-name-186" type="given" value="THOMAS GEORGE"/>THOMAS GEORGE BROWN</persName> </hi>. I live at 36, Iverson Road, Kilburn, and am a motor car driver—I was formerly a gas fitter—I have been in the Army, and was discharged in July, 1902—in July, 1903, I saw this adver
<lb/>tisement "A safe investment producing 10s. per week for every £10 invested, without risk of loss. Money withdrawable at any time. Address for full particulars, 'Chubb's,' Box 4046, Postal Department,
<hi rend="italic">Daily Telegraph</hi>, Fleet Street, E.C."—I answered it and got a reply from 14, Abbey Court, Abbey Road, N.W., also a circular signed, "Brown,</p>
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<p>Bell & Co." (
<hi rend="italic">This explained a mode of speculation on the turf by means of a "favourite" system</hi>)—at the end of it were testimonials, but with no names or addresses, just the town given—I wrote for a reference, and received a reply from Brown, Bell & Co. referring to"—M. Oberlander, Esq., The Homestead, Oxford Road. Upper Teddington"—I went there, and saw the prisoner, who represented himself to be Mr. Oberlander—I told him I had been in communication with Brown. Bell & Co., and they had referred me to him—I asked him if he had had dealings with the firm, and if he found them satisfactory and always got his winnings—he said he had a considerable sum invested with them, and had found his dealings very satisfactory, and that on one occasion he was short of cash, and had applied to them for some of his capital to be returned, and it had been sent by messenger, so as to save time—this was to show how obliging they were—I believed all he told me—he represented himself to be a patent agent—I had no idea who Brown, Bell & Co. were—I went home and thought the matter over—I then wrote to Brown, Bell & Co., telling them I was satisfied with the reference they had given, and would commence business at once—in the same letter I forwarded £80 in bank notes—I received a receipt on July 27th, 1903—the next com
<lb/>munication I had from them was a letter with £4, stating that it was a weed's profit on the money—I received no more profits for a time, and I wrote them letters—I got one reply, stating that they had sent letters which must have been lost through the post—I kept on writing them—I received this letter on August 14th, from 18, Featherstone Buildings (
<hi rend="italic">Staling that all winnings would be sent next week</hi>)—on October 15th I received a balance sheet from them—I should have had one every month, according to their circular—that showed a loss of about £32, the way they put it—I do not know whether any money was laid on any, of the horses mentioned in it, or whether losses or winnings resulted—I have received no other balance sheet—I asked for the return of my money, with no result—I called at 18. Featherstone Buildings, but saw only a lady typist—I left a note stating that I should communicate with the police, and received a reply that if I did so I rendered myself liable to prosecution for libel, and asked me not to call at the office again—they sent me £2—I wrote asking for £10 or £20 on account, but got no reply—I then communicated with the police and swore an information—I received some time in February a letter from a firm of solicitors which commenced, "We have been consulted by Mr. Oberland, trading as Brown, Bell & Co."—that was the first intimation I had that Brown, Bell & Co. and Oberlander were one and the same—I received altogether £7 from them—I have frequently applied for the return of my money, but without success.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I understand nothing about betting—I did not understand there was some risk in the business: it did not say so in the circular—I believed by investing my £80 I should get £4 a week—the circular says what they will do, and that as they have any amount of money, it is impossible to lose—I did not understand the system of backing favourites—the prisoner told me he had invested money, and</p>
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<p>had done pretty well out of it—I do not know whether it is usual for a man to trade in some other name; I have never given it a thought.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I did not know before that some people trade in different names and refer intending clients to themselves under another name—I believed this circular and the conversation I had with the prisoner.</p>
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