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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>VOLUME CXL.</p>
<p>Law Booksellers and Publishers.</p>
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<p>On the King's Commission of</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Held on Monday, April 18th, 1904, and following days.</p>
<p>Before the Right Hon.
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<interp inst="t19040418-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; Sir
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<interp inst="t19040418-name-2" type="given" value="HENRY EDMUND"/>HENRY EDMUND KNIGHT</persName> </hi>, Knt., Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOSEPH RENALS</hi>, Bart., Sir
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<interp inst="t19040418-name-3" type="given" value="ALFRED JAMES"/>ALFRED JAMES NEWTON</persName> </hi>, Bart., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">FORREST FULTON</hi>, Knt., K.C., Recorder of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t19040418-name-4" type="given" value="JOHN CHARLES"/>JOHN CHARLES BELL</persName> </hi>, Knt.,
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<interp inst="t19040418-name-5" type="given" value="HENRY GEORGE"/>HENRY GEORGE SMALLMAN</persName> </hi>, Esq., and
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<interp inst="t19040418-name-6" type="given" value="WILLIAM CHARLES"/>WILLIAM CHARLES SIMMONS</persName> </hi>, Esq., other of the Aldermen of the said City;
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<interp inst="t19040418-name-7" type="given" value="FREDERICK ALBERT"/>FREDERICK ALBERT BOSANQUET</persName> </hi>, Esq., K.C., Common Serjeant of the said City:
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<interp inst="t19040418-name-8" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t19040418-name-8" type="given" value="LUMLEY"/>LUMLEY SMITH</persName> </hi>, Esq., K.C., Judge of the City of London Court; and
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<interp inst="t19040418-name-9" 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 Over and Termincr and General Gaol Delivery, holden for the said City; and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040418-name-10" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN KNILL</persName> </hi>, Bart., Alderman. Sir
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<interp inst="t19040418-name-11" type="given" value="ALFRED JAMES"/>ALFRED JAMES REYNOLDS</persName> </hi>, Knt., J.P.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19040418-name-12" type="given" value="ANDREW WILLIAM"/>ANDREW WILLIAM TIMBRELL</persName> </hi> Esq.
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<interp inst="t19040418-name-13" type="given" value="JOSEPH DAVID"/>JOSEPH DAVID LANGTON</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">RITCHIE, MAYOR. SEVENTH SESSION</hi>,</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that the prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—a dagger (†) that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, April</hi> 18
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1904.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to obtaining a cheque for £45 3s. from
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to falsifying an invoice, the property of his masters, with intent to defraud, and</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-335-19040418 t19040418-335-punishment-1"/>Fifteen months' hard Labour each</rs> </hi></p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Nine months' hard labour.</hi> </rs></p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19040418-341-offence-1 t19040418-name-30"/>the Postmaster General</persName>.</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Nine months' hard labour.</hi> </rs></p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve months' hard labour.</hi> </rs></p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to stealing a banker's cheque form.</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve months' hard labour.</hi> </rs></p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Four years' penal servitude.</hi> </rs> †—</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM CATTLE</hi> (20)</persName>, and
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to stealing a sheet of paper, the property of
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<hi rend="italic">Three other convictions were proved against him</hi>
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<interp inst="t19040418-345-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve Months' hard labour.</hi> </rs> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MILLIST</hi> and
<hi rend="largeCaps">BARRINGTON</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs>—And</p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19040418-346-offence-1 t19040418-name-42"/>Ellen Taylor</persName>, a girl under the ago of thirteen, and indecently assaulting her. </rs>
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<interp inst="t19040418-346-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty. See original trial image.]</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Nine months' hard labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, April</hi> 18
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1904.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19040418-347-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t19040418-347-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>to having unlawfully in his possession seven counterfeit florins and three counterfeit half crowns;</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to uttering counterfeit coin. </rs>
<hi rend="italic">Six convictions of felony were proved against him.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-347-19040418 t19040418-347-punishment-14"/>Four years' penal servitude.</rs> </hi></p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to stealing a postal order for 10s. </rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-348-19040418 t19040418-348-punishment-15"/>
<hi rend="italic">Twelve months' hard labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19040418-350-offence-1 t19040418-name-48"/>Edwin Henry Bartlett</persName> and others, for £94 15s. 2d. and other sums, without informing them that he was an undischarged bankrupt.</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-350-19040418 t19040418-350-punishment-17"/>Twelve months' hard labour.</rs> (See page</hi> 573).—And</p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19040418-351-offence-1 t19040418-name-50"/>Edward Joseph Foy</persName>, and stealing £6 12s., having been convicted of felony in December, 1900, at Clerkenwell Sessions in the name of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19040418-351-offence-1 t19040418-name-51"/>William Ennis</persName>. </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Seven other convictions were proved against him.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-351-19040418 t19040418-351-punishment-18"/>Five years' penal servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, April</hi> 19
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1904.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Darling.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BIRON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRAHAM CAMPBELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>,
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CURTIS BENNETT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19040418-name-54" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM LOWMAN</persName> </hi>. I am relieving officer for the parish of Edmonton, and I have known the prisoner for about two or three years—when I first knew her she was living with her mother—she had two children then—</p>
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<p>she then complained of her husband's cruelty and neglect—I advised her to get a separation—she said she was afraid to do so, and was sure he would kill her if she took any proceedings in Court—she came to me about October 22nd, 1903, with her mother, who applied for relief on the prisoner's behalf, who seemed so distressed that she did not appear capable of doing anything—she seemed to be very feeble in mind and body—I went to her house—I thought I should have to take proceedings in lunacy—I granted her outdoor relief—I was present in Court on Feb
<lb/>ruary 11th, when proceedings were taken against her husband for neglecting to maintain her—he was sentenced to pay 40s. in costs or one month's hard labour—the prisoner was in Court—her husband said she was a worthless woman, and all she was fit for was to go with other men, and was a dirty h———she took her discharge from the workhouse on February 23rd, taking her baby with her—her other two children were taken away next day.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The husband paid the 40s.—while 1 have known the prisoner she has been in the greatest distress through the neglect and ill-treatment of her husband—the words he used when he was fined were used in open Court and in her presence—she is a most respectable and hard-working woman—she suffered from bad health—before she went into the workhouse in October I found she had been in a hospital at Potter's Bar, and had been very ill there—she appeared to be very fond of her children, and desirous to do the best she could for them—she seemed very fond of the deceased, who was her youngest child—when she applied for relief she appeared to be very low-spirited and broken-hearted—she said she was tired of everything, and wished she was dead—I found that as her sufferings increased and as her health got worse her mind became more feeble.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040418-name-55" type="given" value="ADELINE"/>ADELINE PIKE</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Herbert Charles Pike, of 9a, Bath Road—I have known the prisoner's husband since Christmas—about February 19th he came to live at my house for about two weeks—he was by himself—then he brought two little children with him and remained in the house until March 3rd—on March 2nd. at 9 a.m. the prisoner came with a baby aged nineteen months—I did not notice how she seemed to be—she asked if I would take her in, as she had nowhere to go, her mother having turned her out—I said she would have to wait till my husband returned, as, we had only two rooms—my husband said we must ask our landlady, who said the prisoner might stay for one night, which she did—she said her head was very bad, and that if she had stayed away for another month she would have gone quite mad, as the pains at the back of her head were something awful.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040418-name-56" type="given" value="EDITH"/>EDITH SIBLEY</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of George Sibley, of 8, Eleanor Terrace, Bath Road, Edmonton—I have known the prisoner and her husband for about five years—the prisoner came to my house between 9 and 9.30 a.m. on March 2nd—she was crying—I asked her what she had come for—she said she had nowhere to go, as her mother had turned her out—she asked if
<hi rend="italic">Bill</hi> was with us; that is her husband—I went to Mrs. Pike's and fetched him—he told the prisoner he would have her back again,</p>
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<p>but he had no home—I do rot know what she said—he took her to her mother's, and then they went to lodge at Mrs. Pike's—the prisoner came to me on March 3rd—she sit down in a chair, burst out crying, and said she had nowhere to go, as her mother had turned her out; what should she do.—I said I did not know until my husband came home—she had her baby with her—her husband came in afterwards, and they sat down for a few minutes, and then went over to Mrs. Pike's again—about 7.30 they came in again; my husband had returned by then—they had three children with them—I made them up a bed in the back room and lit a fire—they had some food with me—I made no charge—the prisoner and her husband seemed to be on friendly terms—they and the children went to bed—I heard them talking loudly in the night—I could not hear what was said—on March—4th they went out in the morning, taking the baby with them and leaving the other children with me—they returned about 8 p.m., and slept in the back room—I heard them mumbling—on March 5th they had more food—Mr. Coleman came down early—I was in bed when he went out—the prisoner had breakfast with me—she cried, and said her husband had been on to her during the night—she said she was tired of it; that she did not know what she would do, and felt as if she could make away with herself—I said, "I should not do that; think of your children"—she said, "Wherever I go, I will take my baby with me: he can look after the rest"—her husband came home and said his mother was making up a bed, and the children would be all right—the prisoner then went up stairs; her husband followed her—she came down about 11 a.m. with the baby in one hand and a bag in the other—they were dressed to go out—I asked her where she was going—she said, "to the pledge"—the baby was dressed in a petticoat, white flannelette cape, navy blue socks, and no boots—the prisoner said, "I shall not be long"—on March 22nd I went to the Tottenham mortuary where I saw the body of the baby—I also identified the clothing as that which the child had been wearing—when the prisoner left my house she was very much put about and worried—the child was delicate, and could not walk.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner had been very ill ever since she had her last baby—she complained of pains in her head—on March 5th I heard her say that if the pains in her head went on she would not be able to live—her mind appeared to be weak when she said that—I was rather frightened of her. and thought she might go out of her mind—I did not like to have her in the house, because she was strange in her manner—on March 4th she tramped the whole way from Potter's Bar with her baby—the pains in her head that night were very bad.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040418-name-57" type="given" value="BERTRAM"/>BERTRAM SAUNDERS</persName> </hi>. I am a pawnbroker, of J. Gordon Buildings, Bounces Road, Lower Edmonton—on March 5th the prisoner came to my shop about 11 a.m. and offered me some garments in pledge: she asked la for them; eventually I advanced her (id.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040418-name-58" type="given" value="FLORENCE"/>FLORENCE HARDING</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Henry Harding, a labourer, of 1. Baden Terrace, Victoria Road, Edmonton—the prisoner is my sister—she has been married for six years and had two boys and one girl—the eldest boy is five, the one that was drowned was nineteen months—she</p>
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<p>Came out of the Edmonton Workhouse on February 23rd, having been there for four months—before that she had been in a cottage hospital at Potters Bar for two or three weeks—when she came out of the work-house she brought her baby with her—on March 5th she came to my house about 2.30 p.m.; she sat down on a chair in my kitchen; she took the baby's flannelette nightgown off the fireguard and put it round her head, and started to scream and cry—I said, "What is the matter,
<hi rend="italic">Lil?</hi> Has he been carrying on with you again?—I meant her husband—she said, "Yes"—I said, "Where is the baby?"—she said, "I have drowned him"—she said she had done so in the Lea about 12 o'clock—I said, "For God's sake,
<hi rend="italic">Lil</hi>, tell me it is not true"—she said. "It is true"—she said her husband had been carrying on with her all night and that morning—she said she was going back to drown herself—I took her to the Edmonton Police Station—she saw Inspector Scarfe, and wrote out a statement—she was very fond of her children.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I said at the police court, "She seemed terribly excited," and that is correct—she had been suffering from very bad health, low spirits, and melancholia.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040418-name-59" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL SCARFE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector.</hi>) On March 5th Mrs. Harding brought the prisoner to the station about 3.30—the prisoner was crying, and in great distress—Mrs. Harding made a statement to me in the prisoner's presence—she said, "My sister, Lily Coleman, of 8. Bath Road, Edmonton, came to me just now; she was crying; I asked her to come in; when I got her in I asked her what was the matter, and said, "Has he been carrying on with you?" meaning her husband; she said she had thrown the baby into the Lea, so I said she had better come to the police station; I did not know what to say to her, I was so put out; she said she was going back to drown herself; she has been in the workhouse for some time. Her husband, William Cross Coleman. drinks, and treats her shocking"—I said, "You hear what your sister has said; anything you say may be used in evidence against you"—she said, "I would rather write down what I have to say—she then made this statement:" I came out of my room this morning to pawn my petticoat, to get my little children some bread, because they had not got any to eat; I
<hi rend="italic">ask</hi> a shilling on it; the man only lent me sixpence on it, so I was distracted and broken-hearted, for the person in the house could hear my husband going at me all night and all this morning; he told me if I went back to him and looked after the children and him, he would be a better chap to me, but he has. been worse; he told me he would smash my brains out for me this morning, so I came out broken-hearted, and drowned my little pet in the River Lea at 12 o'clock, William George Coleman, age one year and seven months old; I drowned him over the bridge, on the right hand side of the bridge, opposite Ward's public house.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040418-name-60" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MARTIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector.</hi>) On March 5th I saw the prisoner at Edmonton Police Station—I told her I was a police officer, and that she would be charged with the murder of her little baby—she said, "It is quite right; I was driven to desperation; my husband this morning said he would smash my b——brains out, for no reason. About 11 a.m. I went to pawn</p>
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<p>my petticoat for 1s. at Mr. Saunders', the pawnbrokers, to get some bread for my children: here is the ticket, sir. He only lent me 6d. on it. Then I went to the Angel Road bridge and threw ray little dear into the water; I saw my poor little dear go down"—she was charged, and she said, "Yes."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I agree with what Lawman said in answer to your questions—the prisoner is a highly respectable woman; she has been suffer
<lb/>ing for four or rive years.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040418-name-61" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BRENNAN</persName> </hi>. I am a lock keeper at Stonebridge Lock. Tottenham—on March 21st in the morning I found the body of a child in the River Lea; about a mile and a quarter below the Angel Bridge—I handed the body to the police.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040418-name-62" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY DAVIS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant.</hi>) On March 21st I received from Brennan the body of a child—I took it to the mortuary, where it was seen by Mrs. Sibley and Mrs. Harding.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040418-name-63" type="given" value="ARTHUR STENTON RATHBONE"/>ARTHUR STENTON RATHBONE WAINWRIGHT</persName> </hi>. I am divisional surgeon of police—on March 21st I saw the body of a child at the mortuary—I examined it, and on the following day I made a
<hi rend="italic">post mortem</hi> examina-tion—I came to the conclusion that death was caused by drowning—I cannot say how long the child had been dead—the body was in a good state of preservation.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19040418-name-64" type="given" value="SIMON"/>SIMON FRAZER</persName> </hi>. I am the medical officer for Edmonton parish—I have known the prisoner for four years—I was called to her on the evening of her second confinement—the midwife who had been engaged was late in arriving; I do not know why—I have seen the prisoner from time to time since—she has always been a delicate woman, and is feeble minded—prolonged ill-health and ill-treatment would still further weaken her mind—I have heard complaints on innumerable occasions of the way her husband treated her—I also attended the deceased in November, 1902, and I saw the state of the home and the terrible state the prisoner was in—she appeared to me to be very much distressed and melancholy—she would not raise her eyes off the ground or speak to me—she was not properly fed—that would also affect her mind—I only attended the prisoner when the child was about three months old—I last saw her on October 28th; her mind was then more feeble than it had been.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not examine her then—I only examined the children with a view to sending them to the workhouse—the prisoner was very distressed, and said she was tired of life—she is not of very high intelligence—I do not think she had any delusions; she always appeared to be in fear, which would be a very natural result of the treatment of her husband.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Such treatment would tend to weaken and unhinge her mind.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040418-name-65" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE GRIFFITHS</persName> </hi>. I am the medical officer at Holloway Prison—I have had the prisoner under special observation since March 7th—she has been very depressed, and when she came under my care she was in</p>
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<p>a very poor physical condition—she struck me as being feeble minded—I have read the depositions in this case—she complained of symptoms of ovaritis, which is a very painful disease—with her it is chronic; it is apt to affect the mind—I have had many interviews with the prisoner—I think she was an affectionate mother—I think she is sufficiently sane to understand what she is doing now—she is naturally an unstable and feeble minded person, and I think the condition and general stress of her condition and the want of food unhinged her mind for the time being, and that she was not responsible at the time she did the act.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I spoke to her about the act—she seemed to recollect; gradually what she had done—she was dazed, but it seemed to come to her when she talked about it—she was a long way below the average intelligence; she had no delusions, and I would not care to certify her as insane now—there is a great difference between a person being feeble minded and being insane—the prisoner appeared to be very sorry for what she had done—she wept a great deal when she spoke about it—I did not ask her if she knew that what she had done was wrong, but I should say that she did know—I do not think I asked her if she had any reason for doing what she had done—she spoke of the general circum
<lb/>stances which led up to her having done what she had done—she said she was in very great trouble, and was ill treated by her husband.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">but insane at the time and not responsible for her actions.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, April</hi> 19
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1904.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19040418-name-87" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES WILSON</persName> </hi>. I am a sailor—I was paid off from my ship in London on April 5th—I first saw the prisoners in the highway, St. George's Street—I told them I was going to draw my money at the Seaman's Home—they said they would come with me—we went to the Home; I drew £12, and about 1.20 we went to the office of the Seamen's and Firemen's Union to pay my Union money, and then in a cab to a lodging house or brothel in Breezes Hill, where there
<hi rend="italic">were</hi> two girls—I sent for a bottle of whisky, which five of us drank—I gave the two girls half a sovereign, and they went out to buy tea—I went up stairs and lay down to rest—the prisoners came up and kicked me about the face, and stole £5—they threw me off the bed on to the floor—the £5 was in gold in my inside coat pocket—Waringer held me down while Schofield took the money—Waringer ran down stairs and locked himself in a room—he was living in the brothel—Schofield
<hi rend="italic">cleared</hi> out—I ran outside and called a constable. George Hipkin, and went back to the house with him; he broke open the door and arrested Waringer inside the room—the next day, April 6th, I went to the same street and stood looking till I recognised Schofield in the afternoon, standing in the doorway of the same house—I called Constable Turner, who arrested him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Schofield.</hi> I had five sovereigns when I had given away money, and bought the whisky—I am quite sure you are the man—I pointed you out, and you were arrested.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">H.</hi>) About 3.15 p.m. on April 5th the prosecutor called me to 3, Breezes Hill—I knocked at the door—the prisoner Waringer opened it—I said the prosecutor had complained of having been assaulted and robbed "in this house"—he said, "Yes, he has been here but I know nothing about his being knocked about or robbed"—I told him he would be taken into custody—he made no reply—he was sober—he had been</p>
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<hi rend="italic">H.</hi>) On April 6th I went with the prosecutor to 3, Breezes Hill in the evening—I knocked at the door—Schofield answered it—I told him the prosecutor wished to give him into custody for robbing and assaulting him the day previous—he said, "I was working till 4 p.m. on that day"—when charged he said, "I wish my foreman called to prove I was working that day"—the foreman, and ganger Brown, were called on the remand before the Magistrate.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Schofield.</hi> I saw you first between twelve and one, waiting on the steps of the shipping office.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners' statements before the Magistrate: Warinqer says:</hi> "I can say no more than that I have taken nothing from him. I have only one leg, and could not have hit him."
<hi rend="italic">Schofield says:</hi> "I was at work from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and have a witness."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19040418-name-91" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BROWN</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer at Cannon & Co.'s tea warehouse at the docks—I have worked for them on and off for about seven years—I am called a ganger—on April 5th the men started work as usual at 8 a.m. and worked till 4, treading tea into cases—there were eleven men and myself—this book (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) shows that—Mr. Witcher is responsible for it—I saw Schofield at work on April 5th—he worked from eight to four—his name is in this book—my attention was first called to his being charged with this crime on Thursday, April 7th—I did not refer to the book; I remembered that he was at work—I afterwards looked at the book and found his name ticked.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I only know Schofield by sight—I used to call him Jim—Mitchell, the warehouse keeper, asked if I was a man short on the Wednesday—Schofield has been employed since March 17th regularly—a man named Harding borrowed 1s. of him on the Tuesday for his dinner.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040418-name-92" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED WITCHER</persName> </hi>. I am a foreman at Cannon's tea warehouse—I keep this book—my custom is to tick off the men each day—I stand by and see the men when they are taken on in the morning—I recognise Schofield as having been at work on April 5th, from eight to four—the dinner interval is 12 to 12.30—the men have only to go down stairs—Schofield is ticked on April 6th, but a dash was put there before we knew about this—that is scratched out—I had ticked the name in error—I am sure he was there on April 5th, because he got his money for that day—I produce his ticket which entitled him to draw his money—I gave him the ticket—his money was 3s. 9d.—the clerk puts the date at the back in pencil—here is "5-4-04" in pencil—his name is ticked on April 7th, but it is dashed across a little above the line.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We do not retick the men when they come from dinner—if Schofield had not come back the foreman would have told me—he would only be paid for the time he worked, and if he remained away he would not be taken on any more—the tickets are kept—I have only brought this one.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Schofield, in his defence said that he was at work at the time of the robbery. Waringer, in his defence, said that the prosecutor came for lodgings; the only women at the house were his wife and daughter, and as the prosecutor was drunk he would not know whether he came with women or men, or what happened.</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">chap (Jenkins</hi>) got hold of her by her throat, snatched something, and as soon as the lady screamed ran across the road—the other two
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Hunt.</hi> You did not run away with Jenkins.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Jenkins.</hi> I saw you run up the road and stop.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective X.</hi>) On March 20th, about 1.30 p.m., I saw the three prisoners near the Falcon public house, and treated them to four ale—while they were drinking it I got assistance and came back—I said to Hunt. "I am a police officer; I am going to arrest you three for stealing last night from a lady a bag, and also assaulting her"—I took them into custody—Hunt said, "This is all right"—Jenkins said, "I know nothing about it"—I took them to the station, where Jenkins was identified.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Sergeant X.</hi>) On March 26th I saw the prisoners at the police station, Harrow Road—Hopper made this voluntary state
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<hi rend="italic">Detective X.</hi>) I arrested the prisoners on March 26th in a public house at Kilburn—I told them the charge—Jenkins said, "I know nothing about it"—Hunt said, "That is all right"—I mentioned both cases. (
<hi rend="italic">See last case.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="italic">Hunt's defence:</hi> I know nothing about it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">then</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, April</hi> 19
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1904.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19040418-name-111" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DRAKE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KENT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Day.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19040418-name-112" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19040418-name-112" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19040418-name-112" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BALLARD</persName> </hi> (254,
<hi rend="italic">City</hi>). About 7.45 a.m. on March 17th I was on duty in Aldersgate Street—I saw the two prisoners walking towards me in the direction of the General Post Office—I noticed Day reading a paper and looking rather suspicious—I turned round and saw lying on the pavement a letter on a newspaper—I picked it up—a little farther on Day took a letter from his pocket—after showing it to Rimmer he tore it up and threw it in the carriage way—I picked it up also; they came back up Aldersgate Street—Day went into No. 67, Aldersgate Street—Rimmer remained watching on the opposite side of the road—Day remained there a short time and then again joined Rimmer—I saw Day take letters from his pocket and hand them to Rimmer, who tore them up and put them in his pocket—they threw one, which was a bill, into the carriage way—I picked it up—they walked down Little Britain, across Newgate Street to Paternoster Row, and turned towards Warwick Lane, at the same time looking into doorways—they turned back towards Cheapside—I then got the assistance of Cass, and told him to arrest Rimmer—I went after Day, who immediately ran away—I gave chase and caught him—I took him to the station, Where he was charged with larceny—on being searched, on Day were found two books with two separate lots of six penny postage stamps, which correspond with what is stated in the two letters that the prisoners threw away, namely, that six penny stamps had been sent—those letters were addressed to the Asbestos Sock Company, 67, Aldersgate Street—on Rimmer were found this chisel and tack drawer, and a letter addressed, "Asbestos Sock Company"—I found no postal orders—there were a lot of people about at that time of the morning, and they had every opportunity of petting rid of the orders.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DRAKE</hi>. I was alone on this morning—I did not, whilst I was watching, see another man—I am positive the prisoners were the only two men there—I am positive I saw Day throw letters away—Rimmer did not hand a letter to Day to look at and then throw it away—I say Day went into the doorway or 67.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> This book found on Day refers to betting; there is nothing in it to show how he came by the stamps—I was in plain clothes at the time.</p>
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<persName id="t19040418-name-113" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19040418-name-113" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19040418-name-113" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT HINE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant, City.</hi>) I examined two letter boxes at 67, Aldersgate Street, about forty-five minutes after the offence and produce them—one is the Asbestos Sock Company's, and the other is Mr. Lewin's—this chisel found in Rimmer's possession fits the mark on the wooden box of the Asbestos Company, and the tack drawer also in his possession fits the mark on Mr. Lewin's box—these boxes were behind the street door of No. 67, which stands open for the convenience of the occupiers.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Rimmer.</hi> There is nothing extraordinary about these tools, except that the tack drawer has two points and the chisel has a small portion broken off—they are things that might be bought any-where for a small sum—I have made inquiries about your character, and have found nothing against you.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have not the slightest doubt these marks were made by these tools.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19040418-name-114" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19040418-name-114" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT CASS</persName> </hi> (177,
<hi rend="italic">City.</hi>) On March 17th I was on duty near St. Paul's Cathedral—I took Rimmer into custody—just before that I saw him tearing up letters and placing them in a wire basket on an orderly bin at the end of Cheapside—Lonsdale brought the fragments of letters to the station afterwards.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Rimmer.</hi> I did not see you throw anything away after I arrested you.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040418-name-115" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT LONSDALE</persName> </hi> (332
<hi rend="italic">City.</hi>) On March 17th I was on duty in Pater
<lb/>noster Row—I was spoken to by one of the constables in the case, and went to an orderly bin at the end of Paternoster Row. and in the wire basket attached to it I found three handfuls of torn up pieces of letters—I collected them and took them to the station (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DRAKE</hi>. I identify these as the pieces I picked up.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040418-name-116" type="given" value="HENRIETTA"/>HENRIETTA GOWER</persName> </hi>. I am a lady's maid at 11, Nicholl Road, Willesden—this piece of letter is mine—it enclosed a postal order for 1s. addressed to Dr. Hoyges—it was posted on Wednesday, March 16th, about five o'clock.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040418-name-117" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HARKNESS</persName> </hi>. I am manager of the Custom House Drug Stores, 283, Victoria Dock Road, E.—I have here a bill marked "A"—I sent it to the Asbestos Sock Company with a postal order for £1, on March 16th, about 4 p.m.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040418-name-118" type="given" value="EDMUND"/>EDMUND TEMESVARY</persName> </hi>. I am manager to the Asbestos Sock Company; 67, Aldersgate Street—this bill marked "A" we did not receive back—it was sent about March 1st to the Custom House Drug Stores—we did not get the £1 order that was posted.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19040418-name-119" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19040418-name-119" type="surname" value="FRENCH"/>
<interp inst="t19040418-name-119" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN FRENCH</persName> </hi>. I am a warder at Brixton Prison—on March 21st Rimmer. asked me for a sheet of foolscap—I initialled and marked one and gave it to him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Day, in his defence on oath, stated that on March 17th he met Rimmer by appointment as they were looking for work; that in Aldersgate Street they met a man named Williams, who handed them a parcel that he did</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">not steal the postal orders for</hi> £1
<hi rend="italic">and 1s.; that he never saw them; that the two sets of six stamps each found were his own.</hi> </p>
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<persName id="t19040418-name-120" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19040418-name-120" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19040418-name-120" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT DAY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, examined by Rimmer.</hi>) You asked me to come and meet a man named Williams—we met him—I saw Williams hand you a parcel and told you to go to Paternoster Row and wait—on the way you showed me in the parcel some letters and things that have been produced here.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GREENE</hi>. I do not know why he showed them to me; he said to me, "There is something wrong with this"—I said. "I should go back with it"—he also afterwards showed me a chisel and one or two letters in Aldersgate Street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Rimmer, in his defence on oath, stated that he met Day on March 17th to look for work; that he had an appointment with Williams whom he met: that Williams handed a newspaper parcel to him saying</hi>,"
<hi rend="italic">Take these go to Paternoster Square and wait there; I shall not be long</hi>"
<hi rend="italic">that he went there; that the parcel came to pieces and there were letters in if that had been opened and a chisel; that he showed them to Day, who said to him</hi>,"
<hi rend="italic">Go back and find Williams</hi>":
<hi rend="italic">and that he (Rimmer) said, no, he would keep the appointment.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19040418-365-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Day then</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at this Court on December</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1898.
<hi rend="italic">Three other convictions were proved against him.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">RIMMER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-365-19040418 t19040418-365-punishment-30"/>Twelve months' hard labour.</rs> (The Police in the case were commended by the Court.</hi>)</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRAMPTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19040418-name-123" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK HOWLETT</persName> </hi>. I am a corn merchant at Yaxham, Norfolk—I have known the prisoner for some time—on December 14th last I sent him a bay and white cob—he said he wanted one for a customer—I told him when he sold it he was to send me the money for it—nothing was said about deductions—he wrote in February and told me he had sold it, but did not mention the price—I cannot find the letter—I next saw him at Downham Fair on February 29th—I told him he had written that he had sold the cob, but had not mentioned the price, and my clerk would like to know how much he was to book it at—he said, "I have sold it for £45 net for you"—I asked him if he had taken the money—"No," he said, "I have not; I am to take it when I go back from Downham Fair, and I will send it on to you"—I did not hear from him, and having a letter from a Mr. Clements, I came to London—I tried to find the prisoner, but failed—Clements found him—I have never received any money for the cob.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the Prisoner.</hi> You told me £45 was owing for the horse.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. He did not tell me he had received the money—I did not owe him money at this time for other horses.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He had sold other horses for me and seat the money on,</p>
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<interp inst="t19040418-name-124" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES CLEMENT</persName> </hi>. I am a coffee house keeper at 57, Lamb's Conduit Street—the prisoner lodged with me for about eighteen months—he was not lodging with me at the time of his arrest—he told me he would like to go to Downham Fair, but had no money—that was about the last Tuesday before the Fair—I did not lend him any—the following Friday he showed me some bank notes—he told me he had sold a pony on the Thursday, but had not received the money—on Friday, the 26th, he told me he had received £50—he asked me to write a letter to Mr. Howlett, stating that he had sold it, which I did—Mr. Howlett came to me after that.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> On the Tuesday you wanted to borrow money to go to Downham Fair—when you told me you had the money I did not say to you, "Let me have some of it; you are not going to let Mr. Howlett know what you sold the pony for."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19040418-name-125" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19040418-name-125" type="given" value="EDWARD JOSEPH"/>EDWARD JOSEPH JOHNSON</persName> </hi>. I live at Dickens House, Broadstairs, and am cashier to Messrs. Freshfield—I was present on February 26th, when Mr. Freshfield bought from the prisoner a bay and white cob—he was paid five £10 notes for it—I gave the money to Mr. Freshfield, who handed it to the prisoner—the prisoner signed this receipt—this took place at 31, Old Jewry.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19040418-name-126" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19040418-name-126" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19040418-name-126" type="given" value="ERNEST"/>ERNEST BAXTER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant E.</hi>) I arrested the prisoner on March 17th last at 7, Belgrave Street, King's Cross—I told him I should arrest him on the charge of stealing £50 from a Mr. Howlett—he said, "I have been drinking; I have done it in"—he was sober, but was suffering from drink—he went on to say he thought he had been robbed—I took him to Gray's Inn Road Police Station, and on the following morning he was charged—he said, "Howlett is a very good fellow; I am very sorry; he is the last person in the world I ought to have done"—I searched him, and found upon him 17s. 5d.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner in his defence, slated that he had had a lot of transactions with the prosecutor; that on the occasion in question he told Mr. Howlett he had received this money, and intended to buy another horse at Downham Fair; that he had no intention of stealing the money, and never did steal it; but unfortunately he had been drinking.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to leniency by the Jury.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">TIMOTHY CARDEN</hi> (38)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19040418-367-offence-1 t19040418-name-128"/>Mary Isabel Welch</persName>, his wife being then alive.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MORRIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19040418-name-129" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19040418-name-129" type="given" value="ISRAEL"/>ISRAEL BEDFORD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant T.</hi>) At 4.30 on March 13th I went to Sutton Police Station, and there saw the prisoner—I told him I was a police officer, and should take him into custody for unlawfully marrying one Isabel Welch on August 14th, 1901, at St. Thomas' Church, Fulham—he said, "It is all her fault; I suppose I shall get two years for it"—I brought him to London—on the way he said, "She had two 'fancy' men at Weymouth; I hope you will do your best for me"—I charged</p>
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<p>him, having cautioned him—he replied, "Very good"—I produce a copy of the marriage certificate of March 1st, 1899, at Glasgow—I com pared it with the original at Edinburgh; also a copy of the entry at Somerset House of the second marriage at St. Thomas', Fulham, on August 14th, 1901.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19040418-name-130" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19040418-name-130" type="given" value="HAMILTON"/>HAMILTON BAILEY</persName> </hi>. I live at 94, Oxford Street, South Side, Glasgow, and am a cork cutter—I was present on March 1st, 1899, at the marriage of my sister, Amelia Bailey, with the prisoner at the Registry Office, Crown Street—my sister is still alive—I saw her last on Saturday morning—I signed the register as witness.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I did not write to you and say that my sister had gone away and lived with another man—I said she had gone away with another man that she had kept company with before marrying you.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. He lived with my sister about three or four weeks and then rejoined his regiment.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the prisoner.</hi> It is a fact that my sister had had a child by another man, but you were well informed about it—my sister is not married to another man; that I swear.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19040418-name-131" type="given" value="MARY ISABEL"/>MARY ISABEL WELCH</persName> </hi>. I live at 17, Roslyn Road, Fulham—I have known the prisoner for about four years—I first met him at Weymouth—I was keeping company with another man whom I had to meet one night, but he did not come; the prisoner came instead—the following year the prisoner went to South Africa on active service—when he came back he married me at St. Thomas', Fulham—he told me he was a single man—I lived with him after the marriage till about two months ago—we separated because we could not agree—there are two children of the marriage.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, stated that he had been a soldier in the Royal Artillery for thirteen years; that when he married his first wife he was drunk, or he would not have done it; that he left her to join his Battery; that he received a letter from her brother, stating that she had gone away with another man; that he received another letter, stating that this man had thrown her downstairs and broken six of her ribs; and that he was told she was dead.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence on oath, stated that before he married Miss Welch he was sure his wife in Glasgow was dead.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19040418-367-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040418-name-132" type="given" value="MARY ISABEL"/>MARY ISABEL WELCH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) The prisoner has treated me very badly—he gave me a terrible black eye once, and has knocked me down—it was through drink.
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, April</hi> 18
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1904.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Lumley Smith, Esq., K.C.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">also to</hi> stealing a knife and tobacco pouch, the property of
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WATERLOW</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">City.</hi>) At 5 a.m. on March 22nd I saw the prisoners in Leadenhall Street—from what I saw I took them into custody—Sullivan said at the station, "This is the third window we
<hi rend="italic">broke</hi> to-night; one in the Strand, one in Newgate Street, opposite the G.P.O., I broke the window and put my hand in and tried to get some cigars; I only got this pipe; Moses put his hand in and got another pipe"—they handed me those two pipes (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>).</p>
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<interp inst="t19040418-name-141" type="given" value="ALFRED ROBERT"/>ALFRED ROBERT PEARCE</persName> </hi>. I am a cigar merchant, of 48, Newgate Street, City—on the morning of March 22nd, on reaching my shop I found my window broken, and these two pipes which I now identify were missing—they are worth about 1s. 6d. each.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Moses, in his defence, said that he saw Sullivan, whom he had never seen before, break a window and take a pipe, and that he look a pipe also.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Moses' statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "I saw Sullivan take a pipe, so I took a pipe."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19040418-name-145" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL BALLS</persName> </hi>. I am a carman, of Braintree, Essex—on March 19th last I was up in London for the day—in the afternoon I was walking along Dorset Street on my way to White Lion Street, when three men came up to me—Franklin and another man held me while Oates put his hand into my breeches pocket and took out my purse—I think there was £3 in it, but I know there were three half sovereigns and a sovereign—I had never seen the prisoners before—I saw a policeman almost directly after, and described the prisoners to him—he came with me, and we met Oates, whom I pointed out—I did not see Franklin.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Oates.</hi> you were standing in a doorway in New Court when I came up with a policeman and said, "That is one of them," meaning you—you did not ask me, "What do you mean by 'one of them'?"—you never spoke to me at all—I did not then say to the police
<lb/>man, "I think he is one of them"; you handed my purse to a woman in a hat and shawl—Franklin put his hands over my eyes, but I can swear it was you who
<hi rend="italic">went through</hi> my pockets; you were in front of me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Franklin.</hi> You came from behind on my right side—your hands were not over my eyes the whole time; I had a good
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<hi rend="italic">H.</hi>) I was on duty in Commercial Street, Whitechapel, when the prosecutor gave me some information, in conse
<lb/>quence of which I spoke to Constable Shrubb, and we went to New Court through Dorset Street—there the prosecutor pointed out the two prisoners to us, who were together—Franklin ran into a house, and I, assisted by Shrubb, arrested Oates, who was very violent, and threw Shrubb to the ground—on the way to the station he threw a half sovereign to the ground, which I picked up—when charged he said he was a porter and had won the money gambling.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Oates.</hi> You did not say to the prosecutor, "What do you mean by 'one of them'?"—I did not twist your hand behind your back—you threw away the half sovereign about ten yards from you in Dorset Street; you did not have a chance to throw it further—you pitched it over your shoulder—I picked it up while the other constable held you—you threw Shrubb down in the passage.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Franklin.</hi> you were in the court when Oates was arrested—we had no chance to arrest you; you ran into a house, and it was all we could do to arrest Oates—the next time I saw you was on Sunday, March 20th. at Commercial Street Police Station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The prosecutor did not seem in drink at the time.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">H.</hi>) I was on duty in Commercial Street, White
<lb/>chapel on March 19th, when Mitchell gave me some information, in cones
<lb/>quence of which I went with him to New Court—Oates and Franklin were pointed out to me by the prosecutor—Franklin ran up a staircase—we had not very much difficulty in arresting Oates, but it was impossible for us to have arrested anyone else at the same time—on the way to the station Oates put his hand in the ticket pocket on the right hand side of his coat, took a half sovereign from it, and threw it away—I got hold of him above the elbow.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Oates.</hi> I do not know what condition your ticket pocket was in then—I see that it is torn now.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040418-name-148" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH PULLEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant H.</hi>) I arrested Franklin at the Wilder
<lb/>ness Lodging House, Went worth Street, Spitalfields, on March 20th—I said to him. "I am a police officer, and I am going to arrest you on sus
<lb/>picion of being concerned with two other men in robbing a man in Dorset Street yesterday"—he said, "All right"—I took him to the station, and he afterwards said, "I shall be able to prove where I was from six in the morning till seven at night for the last three or four years"—he was placed among ten other men, and the two last witnesses identified him—on the following morning he was placed among sixteen men and four boys at the buck of the police court, and the prosecutor identified him without hesitation as being one of the men who assaulted him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Franklin.</hi> I told you that you were going to be identified, and that you could stand where you liked—you were not placed with eight boys—the prosecutor was not told to have a look to see whether "his man" was among them.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Oates' statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "I am perfectly innocent. The money on me was what I won at gambling."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Oates, in his defence on oath, said that he had been playing pitch and toss up the court, and that his winnings were</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.;
<hi rend="italic">that the prosecutor came up as he was standing in a doorway and, pointing to him, said, "There is one of them"; that he (Oates) went up and asked him what he meant by one of them," and that the prosecutor said. "I believe you are.</hi>"</p>
<hi rend="italic">Franklin, in his defence on oath, said that he asked the policeman why Oates was being arrested, and that he was told if he did not go away he would be arrested for attempted rescue; that he was not arrested until Sunday night, although the police knew where he lived.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FRANKLIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at the North London Sessions on March</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1899,
<hi rend="italic">and several other con
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OATES</hi>.†
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WATT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19040418-name-151" type="given" value="MAURICE"/>MAURICE SILVERMAN</persName> </hi>. I am manager for Annie Silverman, who trades as the Eagle Chemical Company, at 18, Commercial Street, Mile End—the prisoner was employed by us as a traveller to sell goods for cash on delivery only—he was not authorised to receive money, and he has never paid us money that he has said he has received—on March 5th we got an order through him from Messrs. Coules, of Bermondsey, for ten gross of bleaching soda in half gross boxes, to be delivered on March 8
<hi rend="italic">th</hi> or 9th—we paid the prisoner the commission he was entitled to—I went to see the firm on the 11th. and in consequence of what happened I said to the prisoner on March Kith or 14th. "What made you send in a bogus order 1", and he replied, "Mr. Coules gave me that personally," and he told me that he would go down and see that the goods were accepted—I went again to Messrs. Coules on the 20th or 22nd and in consequence of what happened I immediately communicated with the police, and gave them certain information.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> you had no authority to reduce the price at all.</p>
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<p>at his house 10 Junction Place. Amhurst Road, Hackney—I told him who I was and the charge, and he said, "I collected the money in the usual way, but I ought to have paid it in, which I have not done. I am sorry to say I have had to break into it
<hi rend="italic">for to</hi> pay the rent with"—I took him to the station—he was charged, and made no reply.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, said that he went all over London for Silver
<lb/>man, and that no expenses were allowed him; that he acknowledged having taken the money, but that he was owed an amount for commission, and that therefore it was a matter of account.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19040418-name-154" type="given" value="MAURICE"/>MAURICE SILVERMAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.) After crediting him with all commission due, he owes us 10s. for money we lent him—we used always to be lending him shillings to go on with—he was con
<lb/>stantly drunk.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Strongly recommended to mercy by the Jury.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, April</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1904.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Darling.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19040418-372-offence-1 t19040418-name-156"/>Kenneth Menzies</persName> with intent to injure.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FULTON</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">for the prosecution, offered no evidence.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19040418-373-offence-1 t19040418-name-158"/>Kenneth Menzies</persName> and stealing a cruet stand and other articles, his property, to which she</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">She received an excellent character.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-373-19040418 t19040418-373-punishment-38"/>Discharged on her own recognisances</rs>. (For other cases tried this day see Essex and Surrey cases.</hi>)</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, April</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1904.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Interpreted.</hi>) I am a draper at 244, Commercial Road, E.—I keep a stall in the front of my shop—on Saturday, April 2nd, the prisoner came up to it and took away a box of socks—he started to run—I seized him by the neck, and a policeman came up—he was a few yards from the shop when I caught him—this is the box of socks (Pro
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I was standing by the door—as soon as I seized you, you dropped the box—you started to walk quickly—you were carrying the box in your hand—I did not ask you to pay for the socks.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040418-name-163" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HARMAN</persName> </hi> (428
<hi rend="italic">H.</hi>) I was on duty in the Commercial Road on April 2nd at 2.30—I was on the opposite side to the prosecutor's shop—I saw the prisoner carrying the box, and saw him throw it down</p>
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<p>and run down the street—the prosecutor and I ran after him and caught him—he was twelve to fifteen yards from the shop when he dropped the box.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "I wish to say the box was knocked down next door where the
<hi rend="italic">pub.</hi> was. The prosecutor took it into the shop when he came out, and was arguing the point with me."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19040418-name-164" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN COLLINS</persName> </hi>. I am a carman—I was at the corner of Hungerford, Street on the day of this occurrence—about 2.30 the prisoner and his brother came along, and he said to me, "Are you coming home?"—I went with him and his brother—just as we passed a shop I heard a man talking to him in the Jewish language—I turned round and saw the pro
<lb/>secutor touch him on the shoulder and say, "That is all right; you have done no harm"—a policeman walked over, and the prosecutor said, "I will give him in charge"—the policeman then took him—that is all I know.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw this box on the stall—I did not see it lying on the pavement—I did not see it in the prisoner's hand.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. When the conversation took place the box was on the stall—I was in front of the prisoner as we went by the shop—I heard the talk, but I do not know what they were talking about—I only heard the prosecutor say, "That is all right, my man; you have done no harm"—I did not see the box lying on" the pavement or the public house step, or anything else—I did not see the prisoner running up to the corner of the street—the prisoner is a friend of mine—when he was arrested I went and told his wife—I did not ask the policeman what he was taking him for, or give evidence before the Magistrate—I did not see the prisoner knock the box off the stall.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040418-name-165" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT MARSH</persName> </hi>. I am a bricklayer, of 89, Tarling Street, E.—the prisoner is my brother—on April 2nd me and my brother
<hi rend="italic">was</hi> coming along Commercial Road, and met Collins—we walked a little in front of my brother—we turned round and heard him and a man talking—the man was tapping him on the shoulder, saying, "It is all right, my man; it is all right"—afterwards, when the policeman came across the road, he said, "I will give him in charge for stealing socks," and he was then taken into custody—I asked the policeman where the socks were, and he said, "How do I know? I suppose the man has got them"—the prisoner had been drinking a lot that day.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see anything of the socks being knocked down or lying on the pavement, either at the shop door or further along the street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I have been in trouble before—I was tried at the North London Sessions in 1898 for snatching a watch and chain, and got twelve months—in 1895 I was sentenced for stealing and I was convicted once before that.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence on oath, stated that he knocked the box of socks off the stall on purpose, but it was only a drunken freak; that he had no intention of stealing: that he never had the socks in his hand; that</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">he did not run away; and that it was the prosecutor's lodger who gave him into custody, and not the 'prosecutor.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19040418-name-166" type="given" value="DAVIS"/>DAVIS BENJAMOVITCH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) The man who was in my shop accompanied me to the police station as interpreter—I did not pick the box up on the step of the public house, which is next door to my shop—I did not say to the prisoner, "It is all right: you have done no harm."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) I say when I saw the prisoner, he was carrying the box, and I saw him drop it—I did not say it was only a drunken freak, or that I was taking him for being drunk, or anything of that kind.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at this Court on January</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1902.
<hi rend="italic">Twelve previous convictions were proved against him.
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">fetched</hi> me a blow behind the ear and twisted me round—I was stunned for a moment—he snatched my watch and made off—I gave chase—he was then about ten yards from me—I could see him clearly—I have no doubt the prisoner is the man—I did not catch him—I lost sight of him—I next saw him at the police station just before 11 the same night, and charged him with the robbery of my watch—I then mentioned the violence he had used towards me—he did not say anything then—I have not seen the watch since.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I saw your face as you turned round to see how far I was behind—that was the only time I saw your face to get a good look at you—I did not see anyone with you—nobody else ran away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> When you struck the prosecutor he fell, and I caught him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I saw the prisoners face at the moment he struck the prosecutor.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">G.</hi>) On Saturday, March 19th, about 11 p.m., the prisoner was given into my custody by Frederick Glenister—I took him to the station—when there the prosecutor arrived and charged him with stealing his watch and chain, and striking him at the same</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence on oath, said that he was going home along Penton Street when he was arrested and taken to the station; while there Sorrell came in and charged him; that he did not rob and strike him, as he was not there at the time.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DAVEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19040418-name-175" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK GLENISTER</persName> </hi>. I am a first-class petty officer at the Royal Naval Barracks, Chatham—on March 19th, about 11 p.m., I was in Penton Street—as I went along I saw the prisoner standing against some railings, and he snatched my watch and chain—I saw him clearly, and am certain he is the man—he ran away—I chased him and caught him—I never lost sight of him—he turned round and struck me on the left cheek—I gave him into custody.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">G.</hi>) On Saturday, March 19th, about 11, the prisoner was given into my custody by the prosecutor—he was taken to the station and charged—he made no reply—the watch was not found on him, and has never been recovered.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence on oath, said that he was going home along Penton Street when he was seized by the prosecutor, who ran from behind a cart and threw him down; that if the prosecutor was struck, it must have been in the struggle: and that he knew nothing of the matter.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, April</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Before J. A. Rentoul, Esq., K.C.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector B.</hi>) In consequence of informa
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<p>information from her master that she had confessed to him she had recently been confined of a child, and that she had concealed the body—she said, "It is true"—I asked her where the body was, and she said, "I have taken it out of the drawer, and I have placed it on my bed"—I went with the surgeon up to her room and found on the bed a bundle covered by a jacket—the body was tightly wrapped up in two petticoats, and covered with the jacket—the doctor examined the body and said, "It is the body of a newly-born child not been washed"—we then came down, and the prisoner having consented, the doctor examined her and certified that she had been recently confined of a child—she was then conveyed to the station, formally charged, and then removed to the infirmary, where she remained three weeks.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> The body was only rolled up in the petticoats; it was not tied.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040418-name-185" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM EVANS</persName> </hi>. I am divisional surgeon of police—I accompanied Croston to 12, Ovington Gardens at midday on February 18th, and saw the prisoner—I went up stairs and found the body of a fully developed, newly born female child, wrapped up in some petticoats—it had been born two or three days—there were no marks of violence on it—it had breathed, and had died from asphyxia—the verdict of the Coroner's Jury was that it had died from that cause, but there was not sufficient evidence as to how it was produced.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040418-name-186" type="given" value="MICHAEL"/>MICHAEL MORGAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant D.</hi>) On February 18th I went to 12, Ovington Gardens, and took the prisoner into custody—she said, "I had a child in the bath room about four o'clock on Tuesday morning, and put it in the drawer in my bedroom, but the drawer was not locked; I came down about seven o'clock and cleaned the bath room out"—she was put into the infirmary, and remained there for three weeks.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Jury.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">A former conviction was proved against her at Littlehampton in</hi> 1895
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<interp inst="t19040418-380-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing two pairs of sleeve links, the property of
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi> Mr. Keith Frith
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<interp inst="t19040418-name-190" type="given" value="PAUL"/>PAUL KOLLMAR</persName> </hi>. I am an assistant to Mr. Bremner, trading as F. L. Bremner & Co., 64 and 65, Holborn Viaduct—on February 27th, the prisoners came into the shop, and Barr said to me in German that there was going to be an exhibition in St. Louis, in America, that they wanted to sell jewellery there, and wanted to buy some from us—I showed them our stock; they were about two hours inspecting it—they selected about £300 or £400 worth of jewellery, but they only paid for and took away with them three chains, costing £11s., which Green paid—they spoke very little to each other; Barr selected the goods—he spoke Polish German; Green did not speak such good German as Barr—Green put the chains into his pocket, and they were going away, when one of them said they would call again on Monday to fetch the goods</p>
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<p>—we never saw them again until they were in custody—a week after
<lb/>wards we missed two pairs of gold sleeve links, one pair of which I identified at the police court as being a pair I had shown them when they called on us on the 27th (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—I remember they were pro
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have been in my present position a year—we have some foreign customers, but all the time I have been there they have not brought in an interpreter—Barr did not buy or pay for anything himself—he did not say, "This gentleman wants to buy some goods for the St. Louis Exhibition "; I understood he was buying these goods for himself—he was the spokesman.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040418-name-191" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM REEVE</persName> </hi>. I am an assistant to Mr. Smith, a pawnbroker, 23, Tottenham Court Road—I identify these sleeve links (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) as having been pawned at our shop on February 27th for 8s.—the name given to us was A. Miller, 34, Stephen Street, Tottenham Court Road—I do not recognise either of the prisoners as the man who pawned the links.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was present at the police court when Barr admitted having pawned them—I have been a pawnbroker's assistant for fifteen years—when a man has acted dishonestly and pawned things at our shop he does not generally admit having done so.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective N.</hi>) On March 23rd, at 10 p.m., I went to Tottenham Court Road, and saw Barr—I went up to him and told him I was a police officer, and should arrest him for being concerned with a man named Green, in custody, for stealing jewellery from a shop in Holborn—he said, "Very well," and went with us to the. Totten
<lb/>ham Court Road Police Station—I asked him for his address, and he gave me 19, Pitt Street, which was false—he afterwards gave his correct address—on the way to Scotland Yard he said voluntarily, "I did go to a shop in Holborn with a Frenchman. He wore a small beard. If it is the same man, when I see the man I will tell you so"—when the charge was read to him he said he did not know Green—he spoke in English.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Barr's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "Two men came to me and said I speak very good German, and he wanted to have goods for the St. Louis Exhibition, and he would give me 8s. if I went with him to explain it in German, and he gave the address of Bremner. I had bee three years from the place where M. Bremner had the jewellery. One man speaks only American German and the other man only Roumanian Yiddish, and I went up with him to Bremner, and he bought three chains, and I went to Tottenham Court Road. Another man saw me there, and said, 'All right, you can have your money if you go in and pawn these pearl links.' I went in and gave him the pawn ticket and 8s. He went into a public house, and I get nothing."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Barr, in his defence on oath, said that he was a traveller, and had a licence from the police; that a man named Rosenthal, whom he had known slightly "for three months, asked him to act as interpreter to another gentleman, as he spoke good German, as this gentleman wanted to buy some jewellery</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">for the St. Louis Exhibition, and promised to pay him</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">for his trouble; that he met Green, and they together went into Brenner's shop, where samples were shown them; that on coming out they met Rosenthal at the corner of Oxford Street, and that Green, after having talked privately to Rosenthal, walked away; that on his asking Rosenthal for the money, Rosenthal took from his cuffs a pair of links, and told him to go in and pawn them, giving the name of "A. Miller"; that he did this, and having got</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">he gave the money and the pawn-ticket to Rosenthal, who said, "Wait a minute" and went into a public house; that he did not see him again; that he did not know where Rosenthal lived; that from the time this transaction had taken place till he was arrested he had searched for him without success; and that he had never seen the cuff links before, and did not know that they were stolen.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Several other convictions were proved against him—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EMILY HUGHES</hi> (20)</persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ELIZABETH TURNER</hi> (34)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19040418-382-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing four suits of clothes, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19040418-382-offence-1 t19040418-name-198"/>Robert Batzer</persName>, and two pieces of silk cord and other articles, belonging to Vicars and Poirson.
<hi rend="italic">Second count</hi>, Receiving the same.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METHVEN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi> Mr. Drake
<hi rend="italic">Defended Hughes.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19040418-name-199" type="given" value="JOHN EZRA"/>JOHN EZRA STRAKER</persName> </hi>. I am a porter to Messrs. Vicars & Poirson, of 5, Newgate Street, who are art needlework manufacturers and ware-housemen—on March 16th Wines was in our employment as an errand boy—about 3 p.m. on that day he was sent with a parcel containing some canvas, cardboard boxes, and lustrine (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) to the carriers.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040418-name-200" type="given" value="STANLEY JOHN"/>STANLEY JOHN WINES</persName> </hi>. On March 16th I was an errand boy to Messrs. Vicars & Poirson, and was sent by them with a parcel to the carriers—as I was passing a shop in Queen Victoria Street a man standing in a doorway told me to go up stairs with a message—he said, "Hurry up, because I want to catch a cab"—I left my parcel in his charge, and when I came down he was gone—I was only away two or three minutes.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040418-name-201" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT REILLY</persName> </hi>. I am an assistant to Henry Fish, pawnbroker, of 79, Kingsland Road—on March 3rd Hughes came to pledge a pair of trousers and a suit of clothes—I asked her whose clothes they were, and she said her husband's—I then asked her how much her husband had given for them, and she said £4—I found the clothes were a big size, so I said, "Your husband is a big man," and she said, "Yes, he is rather"—on March 18th she came in with this art canvas (
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have seen the prisoner twice in all—she seemed to act openly, and we advanced what was a reasonable sum.</p>