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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>Short-hand Writers to the Court,</p>
<p>Law Booksellers and Publishers.</p>
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<p>On the King's Commission of</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Held on Monday, May 16th, 1904, and following days.</p>
<p>Before the Right Hon.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; the Hon. Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">ARTHUR MOSELEY CHANNELL</hi>. and the Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-2" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH WALTON</persName> </hi>, two of the Justices of His Majesty's High Court;
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-3" type="given" value="REGINALD"/>SIR REGINALD HANSON</persName> </hi>, Bart., M.A., LL. D., F.S.A., Sir
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-4" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER WILKIN</persName> </hi>, K.C.M.G., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">FORREST FULTON</hi>, Knt., K.C., Recorder of the said City;
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-5" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN POUND</persName> </hi>, Esq., Sir
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-6" type="given" value="GEORGE WYATT"/>GEORGE WYATT TRUSCOTT</persName> </hi>, Knt.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS BOOR CROSBY</hi>, M.D., and
<hi rend="smallCaps">W.
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-7" type="given" value="MURRAY"/>MURRAY GUTHRIE</persName> </hi>, Esq., M.P., other of the Aldermen of the said City;
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-8" 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="t19040516-name-9" 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="t19040516-name-10" type="given" value="JAMES ALEXANDER"/>JAMES ALEXANDER RENTOUL</persName> </hi>, Esq., K.C., M.P., LL. D., Deputy Judge of the City of London Court; His Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery, holden for the said City; and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-11" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN KNILL</persName>, BART</hi>., Alderman.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-12" type="given" value="ALFRED JAMES"/>ALFRED JAMES REYNOLDS</persName> </hi>, Knt., J.P.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-13" type="given" value="ANDREW WILLIAM"/>ANDREW WILLIAM TIMBRELL</persName> </hi> Esq.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOSRPH DAVID LANGTON</hi>, Esq.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">RITCHIE. MAYOR. EIGHTH SESSION</hi>,</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that the prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—a dagger</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—tin 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, May</hi> 16
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1904.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-25" type="given" value="OWEN"/>OWEN WARD</persName> </hi>. I keep the Queen's Head at Kepple Street, Chelsea—I was going along that street on April 16th, about 11.45 a.m., when I saw the prosecutor with two other men, one of them being Cleaver—I cannot identify the other man—I saw the prosecutor knocked down by the other man, who walked away—Cleaver remained and picked him up—I heard somebody call out "Stop thief!"—I was carrying a heavy bag, and did not see what became of the other man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Cleaver.</hi> I am perfectly certain that the prosecutor was knocked down—he was insensible.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-26" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HAWKER</persName> </hi>. I am a plumber, of 2, Kepple Street, Chelsea—I was in that street about 11.45 a.m. on April 16th—I saw the prosecutor walking from King's Road with two men—I saw one of them knock the prosecutor into the road, make a snatch, and run away—I cannot recognise him—the other man helped me to pick the prosecutor up—somebody suggested that he was one of them—he said he was not, and ran away—I ran after him, but could not catch him—a week afterwards I was shown a number of men, and picked out Cleaver—I could not pick anyone else out—I know Shrubb by sight—I did not speak to him on that day.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-27" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SHRUBB</persName> </hi>. I am a milk carrier, and live in Kepple Street—I was passing through the street on April 16th, about twelve noon—I heard a commotion; a neighbour told me something; I jumped on a bicycle, and followed a man who I believe is named Hatchard—I cannot swear to the prisoner—he was dressed in a dark blue coat and waistcoat, a cap, and a white handkerchief round his neck—I chased him to Justice Walk, which is about a minute from a common lodging house—I lost sight of him just after noon—I had chased him for about half a mile—I was stopped by some posts in the street.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-28" type="given" value="JESSE"/>JESSE VEITCH</persName> </hi>. I am manager of the lodging house at 23, Lodnes Street, Chelsea—I know the prisoner very well—I saw him on April 26th—I was standing at the door about 12.10 or 12.15, when I saw him run through Justice Walk—he tried to get into my house, but I would not let him—he did not say anything to anybody—he ran up Cheyne Row—he did not use any foul language.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective B.</hi>) I saw Cleaver at Battersea Police Station on the morning of April 23rd—I said I was a police officer, and was going to take him into custody for stealing from a gentleman in Kepple Street a watch and chain, about noon the Saturday previous—he made no reply—he was afterwards identified and then charged—he madenoreply.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective B.</hi>) I arrested Hatchard on April 23rd—I told him I was a police officer, and should take him into custody for being concerned with another man named Cleaver in stealing a watch and chain from a gentleman in Kepple Street the Saturday previous—he said, "I know nothing about it; I was not in Kepple Street on the Saturday "—he was charged and made no reply.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cleaver's defence:</hi> I know nothing about it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Hatchard's defence:</hi> I have nothing to say.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">then</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at Clerkenwell Sessions on March</hi> 3
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1903,
<hi rend="italic">as
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-31" type="given" value="HENRY"/>Henry Burns</persName>, and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HATCHARD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">at Westminster Police Court on November</hi> 18
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1902.
<hi rend="italic">Four other convictions were proved against</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CLEAVER</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Eighteen months' hard labour;</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Fifteen months' hard labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19040516-403-offence-1 t19040516-name-33"/>Ethel Clinton</persName> a diamond ring, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARBURTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-34" type="given" value="ETHEL"/>ETHEL CLINTON</persName> </hi>. I live at 4, John Street, Mayfair, and am an actress—on March 19th I went to New York for a pleasure trip—I did not go pro
<lb/>fessionally—I have acted in the provinces and different places—I am of independent means, and have some valuable jewellery—on my return journey I sailed on the
<hi rend="italic">Oceanic</hi>, of the White Star Line, to Liverpool—had with me my sister and maid—on my arrival at New York people had wanted to interview me, and on that account we returned as Miss E Crocker, Miss G. Crocker, and maid—it was well known on board who we were—when we were about four days out from New York I made the acquaintance of the prisoner—I did not know him before—I had seen him sitting down in the ordinary way at meals—I heard him addressed as Mr. Ralph, and he gave himself out as Mr. Ralph—he was rather noisy—before I spoke to him I noticed he was wearing this pearl pin in his tie (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—he wore it practically every day—in the course of conversation he said the Grand Duke Boris of Russia had given it to him while he, the prisoner, was in Russia—he said he was going to the war as war corre-spondent for the "New York Journal" on the Japanese side, and that he generally wrote for four or five newspapers—before we arrived at Liverpool, on April 13th, I asked him to come and see me, and I gave him my address—he said he was going to stay with friends, and that his address for letters was Brown, Shipley Co., Bankers, Pall Mall—I travelled with him, my sister, and maid, to Euston, where he left us—on the first Satur
<lb/>day after the 13th he called and took away some of my photographs in evening dress—he said he would like to call again and interview me before he left for Russia—he called on Sunday, May 1st, about 6 p.m.—he was shown into my drawing room, and I went in there and saw him—I was going out to dinner and had had put out in my dressing room some of my jewellery for the purpose of selecting some to wear and for some to be cleaned—I said to the prisoner, "If you want to talk to me you must come upstairs and talk to me while I clean my jewellery"—my maid was in and out the whole time—amongst my jewellery was this diamond ring</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—it is worth more than £100—the prisoner was wearing this same pin in his tie—alluding to the ring, he said, "That is just the thing I want"—I said, "You cannot wear that, it is a lady's ring"—he said, "That does not matter; Tiffany's, of Regent Street, have offered me £225 for this pearl pin, and I would like to exchange"—I said, "It is not worth £225, it is only worth £125"—I meant my ring was only worth £125—he said, "That does not matter; I would like to exchange"—after some time I agreed—he took the ring—he wanted me to go to Paris with him; I refused—next morning I took the pin to Tiffany's and made inquiries, I consequence of which I went to Brown, Shipley's and made inquiries there—I then went to Scotland Yard, and Detective Curry was directed to accompany me and put the law in motion—we went to Marlborough street Police Court, where my statement was taken down—I swore to it, and obtained a warrant—I believed all the prisoner's statements about the Grand Duke Boris giving him the pin and its being valued by Tiffany's at £225—the statements induced me to part with my ring—I saw no more of the prisoner until he was at the police court.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There was a large amount of jewellery in my dressing room—the prisoner and I were not alone in the room—he could not have stolen anything if he had wanted to then because I was looking on—he was in my room for about half an hour—he did not tell me that the pin had been given to him by a Russian in America to whom it had been given by Duke Boris, or that the Russian had said that the pin had been valued by Tiffany's—I admired the pin. and said it was a very fine pearl—I did not ask him if he would like to give it to me—people do not generally give pearls away for nothing—the ring was given to me—I do not buy things like that—when I bought my passage at the steamship office in London. I explained who I was—I did not take return tickets—I last acted in London last year, and also at Brighton, where I was playing a leading part—I did not travel in my own name because people had written to me for interviews, and I wished to avoid it—my name is Clinton—I did not want to exchange the pin; I admired it.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-35" type="given" value="ALFRED WILLIAM"/>ALFRED WILLIAM PEAVERYEAR</persName> </hi>. I am in the establishment of Tiffany Co., of Regent Street—it is their universal practice not to value anything for anyone unless they are well known customers—that rule is absolutely carried out—there is only one valuer in office at a time—my colleague was away in April and the early part of May, and I was the only valuer to the firm—I do not know the prisoner—I did not value any pin for him—I should not have valued if for any man coming out of the street—the out
<lb/>side value of this pin is about 13s. to £1—that is a good price.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-36" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY CHAMBERLAIN</persName> </hi>. I am the European manager to the
<hi rend="italic">New York Sun</hi>, at 1, Arundel Street, Strand—I knew the late Mr. Julian Ralph very veil indeed—he was in the South African War as a newspaper correspond
<lb/>dent but I do not think he was in Ladysmith—he died in January last ear in New York—I know his sons well—the prisoner is no son of his.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MRS. BROWN</hi>. I am a widow of 3, Carlton Street, Fulham Road—I let apartments, and did so in 1902—I recollect the prisoner coming about Christmas, 1002, to visit a Miss Harris, who was lodging with me—I knew</p>
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<p>him as Mr. Vernon—he said he came from America—I had several con
<lb/>versations with him about his relatives and property in America—he lodged with me from the spring to about October, 11)03, when he and Miss Harris left—they came back after Christmas and stayed in my house in the name of Mr. and Mrs. Harris.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-37" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY HEAVER</persName> </hi>. I am an assistant to Thomas'Clark, jeweller, of 198a, Brompton Road—I recognise the prisoner—he came to our shop with this ring and asked me if the stones were—safe—I told him they were not and said the ring ought to be remounted—he took it away and brought it back next day—he had been to us the day before with some watches.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was arranged that we should remount the ring, but nothing was done—he did not suggest that we should buy it or lend money on it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> We are not pawnbrokers.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-38" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CURRY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective.</hi>) I went to the Marlborough Street Police Court with Miss Clinton—information was sworn and a warrant granted, and on the 7th I went to 38, Halsey Street, Chelsea—I went to a room on the first floor and found the prisoner in bed—I said, "Are you Mr. Harris?"—he said yes—I said, "I believe you to be Julian Ralph, and hold a warrant for your arrest for obtaining a diamond ring by fraud"—he said, "I am not going to say anything"—I told, him that I was a police officer and should arrest him—he then turned to a woman who was in a dressing gown, and who he said was his wife, and said, "Don't you say any
<lb/>thing to anyone; if anyone comes here and says they have been sent by mo don't you tell them anything; say you know nothing; don't allow yourself to be
<hi rend="italic">weedled</hi>"—I took him to Vine Street Station and then to Marlborough Street—he was brought before Mr. Kennedy and was remanded until the following Thursday—after he had gone back to the cells he sent for me and said, "If it will help you, you will find the ring at a jeweller's in the Brompton Road, where I have taken it to be repaired"—I went to Clark's and got it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence on oath, said that his real name was Harry N. Vernon; that some gentlemen on board ship asked him what his name was, and he, in a joking manner, said, "Julian Ralph," but he might just have well said "King Solomon"; that the pin had been given him in</hi> 1903
<hi rend="italic">for a money consideration by a Russian or Pole, who had been an attache to the Grand Duke Boris in Russia, who had told him it was worth</hi> 1,000
<hi rend="italic">dollars, and that. it had been the Grand Duke's property; that he (the prisoner) did not know how Tiffany's name came in, as he had not mentioned it, and did not know that they had a place in London; that if he had wanted to steal the prosecu
<lb/>trix's jewellery he could easily have done so, as when he was in her dressing room, she went out to see another gentleman and left him alone; that he honestly believed the pin to be valuable, and had-been offered</hi> 500
<hi rend="italic">dollars for it; that he had not attempted to sell it as he had all the money lie wanted; that in</hi> 1903
<hi rend="italic">he did not come from New York with a girl aged sixteen and her little brother, but that the girl now shown to him was on the same ship.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, May</hi> 16
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1904.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19040516-405-offence-1 t19040516-name-42"/>William Henry Lunn</persName>. </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Three month hard 'labour.—</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINSON</hi>*
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-46" type="given" value="NELLIE"/>NELLIE MACKLEY</persName> </hi>. I am a barmaid at the Crown and Cushion, West
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-47" type="given" value="JOSEPH HENRY"/>JOSEPH HENRY NORMAN</persName> </hi>. I manage the Crown and Cushion—I was in the bar on April 10th about 9.40 p.m., when Mackley showed me a coin which appeared to be a half crown—I felt it and found it greasy, and took it in my teeth and bent it—Mackley took it back to the prisoner, and then brought me another one, which I also found to be bad—I tried in a similar way to the other—I do not think the prisoner could see How I tried the coins—I said to him, "What shall I do with you?"—he made no reply—I sent for a policeman and gave him in charge—the unstable asked him how he obtained the coins—he said he got them selling flowers—he had no more money when searched.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-48" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH FROST</persName> </hi> (363 L.) About 10.20 p.m. on April 10th I was called the Crown and Cushion, and found the prisoner detained there—Mr. Gorman said to me, "This man has tendered these", producing these two half crowns—I said to the prisoner, "How do you account for their possession?"—he said, "I took them selling flowers last Saturday"—searched him, but found nothing on him whatever—I took him into custody—whilst on the way to the station he said, "This is all right; someone has
<hi rend="italic">bunged</hi> them into me"—he made no reply when charged.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-49" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am an inspector of coins in His Majesty's—these half crowns are both counterfeit, and from the same mould.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "I did not know the money was bad, or else I should never have gone in there and attempted pass them; I would sooner have
<hi rend="italic">chucked</hi> them away than have got myself into trouble. I call no witness here."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, said that he had no idea the money was bad, or else he would not knowingly have gone into the public house with two bad half crowns.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Three summary convictions were proved against him.
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19040516-408-offence-1 t19040516-name-51"/>Henry Maynard Carter</persName> and another.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-53" type="given" value="ARTHUR GEORGE"/>ARTHUR GEORGE WHIBLEY</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk employed by Henry Maynard Carter, accountant, at 79, Wool Exchange—on March 28th, about two o'clock, the prisoner came into the office and asked if Mr. Carter was in—I told him he was out—at that moment the telephone bell rang—I asked the prisoner to wait while I answered it—he by that time had entered the private office, and was standing before the fire—the cash box was in the centre of the room on a desk—I attended to the telephone and went into another room to get some paper—the prisoner said he would go, and call in later—I asked him his name, and he said, "J. W. Walker"—I did not see him take anything—before he came in I saw the cash box on the table—I missed it about half an hour after he had gone—it con
<lb/>tained 16s. 6d. in money, and three drafts, the property of my master.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-54" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR PENTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Inspector, City</hi>). On April 12th the prisoner was arrested—I found he was living at 89, Camden Street, Camden Town., in the name of Frank Horton—I went there on April 18th, and dis
<lb/>covered these three drafts in a drawer in a table—I also found this chisel in the same drawer.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement when charged:</hi> "I am innocent of any such offence."</p>
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<interp inst="t19040516-408-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">The police stated that the prisoner bore a bad character, and that they had received a letter from the Liverpool police stating that in</hi> 1897
<hi rend="italic">he was sent to a reformatory for begging.
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19040516-409-offence-1 t19040516-name-56"/>Alice Saville</persName>, his wife being then alive.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PASMORE</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">for the prosecution, offered no evidence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19040516-409-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BOHN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-59" type="given" value="FRANCIS JOHN"/>FRANCIS JOHN BUCKELL</persName> </hi>. I live at 32, Canonbury Square, and am a registered medical practitioner—on April 25th I was walking along Seven Sisters Road—I heard an exclamation behind me, which caused me to turn round, and saw a man whom I believe to be the prisoner standing close to me—he seized hold of my chain, snapped it off, and ran off with a portion of it and my watch—I went after him and called out, "Stop thief!"—I lost sight of him—I saw him next about an hour</p>
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<p>later at the police station, and picked him out of six or eight others—the watch was a gold lever, worth, with the chain, about £9.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I saw you steal my watch—at the station I said you were the man, to the best of my belief.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-60" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-60" type="given" value="MORICE MORGAN"/>MORICE MORGAN STERN</persName> </hi>. I live in Seven Sisters Road—on April 25th, about 2.00 noon, I was in a public house bar—the door was open—I saw the prisoner running and, I believe, the prosecutor following—I did not see the prisoner's face until he was twenty or thirty yards off, when he turned round to see if the prosecutor was following—I picked the prisoner out at the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see you snatch the watch—I saw you running.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-61" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-61" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER COOMCES</persName> </hi> (408 Y.) On April 25th, about 12.30. pm, I saw the prosecutor—he complained to me of losing his watch—I hurried round Durham Road and along Paddington Street—I went to the Durham and saw the prisoner there with some women—I told him I should arrest him on suspicion of stealing a watch in Seven Sisters Road—he said, "I have taken no watch"—on the way to the station he tried hard to get away—he said, "You are not going to take me for nothing"—at the station he was picked out from a number of other men by the prosecutor and two witnesses.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-62" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM HISCOCK</persName> </hi>. I live at 135, Leyton Road, Kentish Town, and am a boot salesman—on April 25th I was in Seven Sisters Road—I heard the prosecutor shout out, "Stop thief!" and saw the prisoner running—I afterwards picked him out at the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's defence:</hi> I did not steal the watch, but I admit I was running across the road, and was twenty to thirty yards away when the constable arrested me. I had nothing on me when arrested."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19040516-410-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19040516-410-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at Guildhall, Westminster, on November</hi> 23rd, 1901.
<hi rend="italic">Four other convictions were Droved against him.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-410-19040516 t19040516-410-punishment-12"/>Five years' penal servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, May</hi> 17
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1904.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Channell.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19040516-name-65" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19040516-name-65" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19040516-name-65" type="surname" value="CARTER"/>
<interp inst="t19040516-name-65" type="given" value="MIRANDA SOPHIA"/>MIRANDA SOPHIA CARTER</persName> </hi>. I live at "Ravenswood, St. John's Wood Park—I have been married to Major-General Carter for about ten years—the prisoner is my brother; at the time of my. marriage I failed to dis
<lb/>pose that fact to my husband—before my marriage, employment was bund for him, and for some time he continued in my husband's service—hat employment came to an end in consequence of something the prisoner did, and since then I have helped him whenever he asked me—in 1903 he made an application to me in consequence of an accident which he said he had had, and that he would be lame for life—I found out that he story was false—I sent him £1, and said I could not help him so much</p>
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<hi rend="italic">This slated that he would do the prosecutrix all the harm he could; that he was going to write to Mr. Bowen-Rowlands and tell him who she was; that that gentleman would merely have to go to Somerset House and see the birth register to see who she was and her age, which the writer thought would turn him from a woman who is about fifty years old; that if that would not do he would write to somebody else who would be too pleased to give details; that she would see that he would dare to do so if she did not write in two days and come to some arrangement; and that if she did not write she was to ask Mr. Bowen-Rowlands if he had received a letter from anyone.</hi>)—that is in the prisoner's writing, and I handed it to my solicitor at my husband's request—during December, January, and February the prisoner came to the house from time to time—I was ill during part of that time, and while I was ill my coachman Greenslade brought me a message—after that I received this letter and telegram—the letter is in the prisoner's writing—he has been outside the house by day and night, and there have been very violent scenes—I have communicated with the police—I think the last time he followed me was about April 16th; he said I should not dare to give him in charge, and when I said I would, as I could not stand it any longer, he said he would ruin me and do for me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I gave you every chance and helped you whenever I could—I have never been unkind to you—before I was married I went in the name of Miss Nelson—I do not remember if you have been thirteen years in my husband's employment—he wanted to send you away several times, and I have had lots of disagreements with him because I wanted him to let you stay—Mr. Bowen
<lb/>Rowlands is." a great friend of my husband's—he was not living at our house—he stays there sometimes for the week end—you did not have a
<hi rend="italic">row</hi> with, him—I do not remember how much money I have given you—I have sent you many sums, and when I wrote and said I could not send any more you kept on "writing asking for more—once you were making a scene outside our house when Mr. Bowen-Rowlands was staying there—the General was not well, and he asked Mr. Bowen-Rowlands to go out and see what the
<hi rend="italic">row</hi> was; you rushed at him to give him a running kick—he had never heard of you before that—he came up to my bedroom to say good-bye, as any other guest would before he left—I do not think you cared about not mentioning my relationship to you in your letters as long as you got the money—you waited outside the house after you got the solicitor's letter—when we came out you rushed up to the carriage, and I thought you meant to do some damage—I told the coachman to</p>
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<p>drive to the police station—I do not know if the coachman knew that you were his brother-in-law—the waiter told you I was ill and could lot see you, and you said you would wait till I could—I did not say I lad seen you walking about the grounds; I said I had heard you.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> There were several other filthy letters which the prisoner went me.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-66" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE GREEXSLADE</persName> </hi>. I am the prosecutrix's coachman—I have known the prisoner for twenty-four years—I remember when he was in General Carter's employment, and the circumstances under which he—in February I was nursing General Carter, and was a good deal a the house—I came down one evening about eight o'clock and saw he prisoner standing in the stable yard—he asked me where that bitch a sister, of his, going by the name of Mrs. Carter, was—I said Mrs. Carter as in the house, but it was impossible for him to see her—I had jus card the doctor say she had a temperature of 101—I did not know what 3 do with the prisoner, and thought it best to get him into the road and have a smoke there—he came out, and I said I could not understand hat he meant—he said, "I am Mrs. Carter's brother, and have come here with a view of ruining her; I mean to ruin her and bring her to the gutter"—I asked him if he was in employment; he said he was not—I, What about your wife and children?"—he said, "I have got a couple of boys at home, and they keep the home going; I am not going work until I have brought her down"—he also said that he thought Mrs. Carter was well able to keep him in the position of a gentleman—mother night I was looking out of the window and saw him loitering about outside—I have complained to the police on several occasions Mrs. Carter's instructions—I was driving the carriage on April 16th when we passed the prisoner about 100 yards from the front door—I not know if he followed us, but I got the order to drive to the police action.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You borrowed some, money from me; I forget how such—I do not know what you wanted it for—I lent it to you because thought you were hard up—I should not think I shall get a rise in for this—I took a message from you to Mrs. Carter, and she was angry, and said rather than put up with any more annoyance from she would sec your carcase perish—I do not know if Mr. Bowen
<lb/>Rowlands is the person who has caused all the trouble or anything out it—I do not think he stayed in the house till twelve months ago—he only comes for a few visits—I never told you anything about him.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-67" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD PORTER</persName> </hi>. I am employed by General Carter—I have seen prisoner on the premises at different hours of the day and evening, when he has been the worse for drink—on April 16th he came to me when I was at the stable gate—I said, "Holloa, what is your game?"—said, "I have come for a
<hi rend="italic">row</hi>, and mean having it"—I said, "Don't foolish, you will be
<hi rend="italic">ratted</hi> if you find yourself in the police cell, and ink of your wife and children; don't be a fool"—he said, "Are they in?" I said, "Who do you mean?"—he said, "You know who I mean" I said, "There is no one in the house but the General"—he said he</p>
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<p>would drag his sister to the gutter—he took a coin out of his pocket and beat the wall with it, and said, "I have got a
<hi rend="italic">quid</hi> and some more in my pocket"—I said, "Look after it and do yourself some good with it"—I thought he went away then.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You said, "I have got a
<hi rend="italic">quid</hi> here and some more in my pocket, I don't want her dirty money," or something like that—I have never heard you threaten your sister—I do not remember you saying anything about her throwing Mr. Bowen-Rowlands up—you threatened him—you said you were sorry for General Carter.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-68" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED BOWLER</persName> </hi> (10
<hi rend="italic">D</hi>.) A warrant was granted by Mr. Curtis Bennett for the prisoner's arrest for using threats—I arrested him on April 21at at 85, Southan Street—I told him I was a police officer and had a warrant for his arrest for using threats towards his sister, Mrs. Carter—he said, "I have not spoken to my sister these six years; she has ruined me; the threats I made use of were not meant for her, they were for a man "—at the station, when the charge was read over to him, he described himself as a painter and decorator not in work.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-69" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BALLS</persName> </hi> (261
<hi rend="italic">S</hi>.) I was called by a lady and gentleman on April 16th, at 7.30 p.m., and when you came up to mo you said you had not spoken to them—you said you would make it hot for the gentle
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence on oath, said that—he first wrote to the prosecutrix "protesting against her conduct with this gentleman whose name he did not know, but did not say anything vulgar or rude in the letter; that he then wrote saying she ought to help him, as he was out of work and had a lot of children; that he had only written one vulgar letter to her; that after receiving the solicitor's letter he wanted to keep away from the house, and only went there to pay Greenslade the half sovereign which he owed him; that he did not intend to make a scene; that he that not threatened his sister, and did not intend to injure her.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19040516-411-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">The Jury said they thought it was pity that the case was brought to this Court, and that the prisoner was not bound over at the police court.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, May</hi> 17
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1904.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19040516-412-offence-1 t19040516-name-72"/>London, Brighton, and South Coast Railway Company</persName> of their goods and monies, and to steal their goods.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ELLIOTT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FITCH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-73" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER MITCHELL</persName> </hi>, M.D. I am a divisional surgeon at 87, Regent Street—I examined the witness Emma Pearce this morning at her address, Palace Road, Palace Street, Victoria, Westminster—she is in the last stage of consumption, and is also suffering from a fatty degeneration of the heart</p>
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<p>—she is not in a condition to appear here this morning, or to give evidence if she were here—she was sitting up when I saw her.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-74" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD DREW</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Inspector.</hi>) I was present when Emma Pearce was examined before Mr. Kennedy, the Magistrate—she was cross-examined by Mr. Purcell.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-75" type="given" value="BARTHOLOMEW"/>BARTHOLOMEW WEAR</persName> </hi>. I am usher at Marlborough Street Police Court—on April 27th I was present the whole time when Mrs. Emma Pearce gave her evidence in connection with this charge—her depositions were read over, and signed by her in my presence—this is her signature.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-76" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BADCOCK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant M.</hi>) I am on special duty on the Brighton Railway—on July 5th,1902, Superintendent Warren handed me eight return half tickets, and, in consequence of information, I caused them to be put in circulation at the Grosvenor Road collecting station for Victoria—Richard Fish was then a collector in the service of the company—on July 8th I stopped him as he was leaving the Grosvenor Road Station—Warren was with me—after a conversation I took him back to the station—he had a private bag with him, which I searched—this envelope was in the bag, sealed—it is addressed, "Mr. H. Smith, 12a Brewer Street, Buckingham Palace Road, S.W."—I opened the envelope and found seven return half tickets, two of them being those which I had passed through the Grosvenor Road Station—one was a second half, Brighton to London Bridge, No. 8131, dated June 25th, 1902, and one a second class return half, Hove to Victoria, No. 3575, dated July 2nd, 1902—the five other tickets were, one from Brighton to Victoria, No. 0592, one from Sandown to Victoria, second, two third class return halves, Ports
<lb/>mouth to Victoria, and one to Waterloo—the last four would be available from Portsmouth—the Brighton to London Bridge ticket would also be available to Victoria—those return halves were available for two months.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I caused the tickets to be handed up at Victoria Road—each man sorts tickets—there is only one sorting office at Grosvenor Road—about six collectors are on turn, morning or afternoon, on alternate weeks—I caused tickets to be placed on the counter—I gave them to a collector to be put on the counter—the tickets I found on Fish were negotiable—I was acting under Warren's directions—Fish said, "The man Smith led me into this; I passed him once, and he afterwards wrote me, and I got him tickets, for which he has given me a few shillings"—Fish did not say he did not know Smith—he was committed at the September Sessions (
<hi rend="italic">See Vol. cxxxvi, page</hi> 851)—sentence was postponed to enable him to give information—I made notes of what Fish said—this in a tissue copy—the dismissal of collectors does not come under my notice—our informa
<lb/>tion was that there had been an extensive use of return half tickets, extending over a long time.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-77" type="given" value="AMOS"/>AMOS WARREN</persName> </hi>. I am Superintendent of the Brighton Railway Police—I was formerly a police inspector—in 1900 I received information which caused me to make an investigation as to the circulation of tickets from March, 1900, till Fish's arrest on July 8th, 1902—on July 5th, 1902, I gave Badcock eight half tickets from various places on the South Coast to be put in circulation on Monday, July 7th—I was present on July 8th</p>
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<p>when Fish was arrested outside Grosvenor Road Station on his way home at the end of his day's duties—in consequence of an interview with him, we suggested he should go back to Grosvenor Road—we found a hand bag upon him—an envelope was discovered, and he was taken to the police station—he made a statement to me, and I went with Badcock to 4, Grosvenor Cottages, his private address, where, in the front room fireplace, I found the fragments of this letter and envelope, which I pieced together: "Dear Fish,—I will send you the suit of clothes from Ports
<lb/>mouth Let me hear from you to the above,—Yours truly, H. Smith"—the envelope was addressed to 12a, Brewer Street, Buckingham Palace Road—in consequence of the letter and the address upon the envelope in Fish's bag I went to 12a, Brewer Street—that was after Fish's statement as to the letter which I had found—12a, Brewer Street was a newspaper shop where letters are received—I there saw Emma Pearce, who gave evidence at the police court—she was then an assistant—the occupier of the shop is now dead—in consequence of the result of my inquiries I obtained a warrant-Fish was convicted before the Recorder and sentenced toeighteen months' imprisonment in October, having
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi> in September—a warrant was taken out in November, 1902, to arrest Smith—I handed it to Drew—Wilson could not be found, and it was not executed till April 14th, 1904.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I know of no collectors having been discharged in September, October, or November, 1902, in connection with these tickets—I have heard that these tickets have not been circulated since the arrest of Fish—a collector was dismissed at the time Fish was arrested, but not in connection with these tickets, but because he was with Fish, and turning out his pockets, he had tickets he should not have had—we could have stopped the ticket stealing months before, but we wanted the receivers—Fish was at Grosvenor Road before my time; I can only speak of the time since the early part of 1902—I saw Fish at Brixton with Inspector Drew—I was with him about an hour—there is no rule with regard to the com
<lb/>pany's servants betting, but if they were found betting, probably their services would be dispensed with.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-78" type="given" value="JOHN GEORGE"/>JOHN GEORGE AGER</persName> </hi>. I live at Dane Park, Blackheath, and am a clerk in the Audit Department of the Brighton Railway—on July 5th I handed Superintendent Warren thirty-six return half railway tickets-one is No. 8131, dated June 25th, 1902, second class return half, Brighton to London Bridge—that would be available till August 25th—it had been used and sent to the Audit Department in the ordinary way—the Victoria tickets are collected and sorted at Grosvenor Road, and sent to the Audit Department; No. 3573, second class, Hove to Victoria, July 2nd, 1902 had also been used and collected—there were among them five other tickets to the value of £2 14s. 7 1/2 d.—on examining the collection on July 7th I found the two tickets mentioned.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-79" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD FISH</persName> </hi>. For fourteen years prior to 1902 I was employed by the Brighton Railway Company, for ten years as ticket collector at the Grosvenor Road Station—in July, 1902, I had known the prisoner for about eighteen months as Wilson—he spoke to me from the window of the</p>
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<p>train when I was collecting tickets—ho asked me for some tickets I had in my hand—I told him he could not have any—he said he would see me again—he came to the station about a week afterwards—I cannot remember whether he had anyone with him—he asked me about tickets—I told him he could not have any then—he came again, I cannot say how long after; it is a long time ago—I forget the case altogether—I have had trouble since; I cannot call it to mind—I think he arranged about bets, I cannot say for certain—in consequence of that arrangement I saw him again—I cannot say whether it was at Grosvenor Road or where—I only saw him once or twice at Grosvenor Road—I have been to 21, Regent Street about bets—I think I had then given him tickets that had been given up at Grosvenor Road—I cannot say whether I had anything that time or not; I have received money—when I met him in Regent Street we had a drink together—I cannot say whether I had any tickets then—he had received tickets when I introduced betting on commission, not for myself, but for other people—I used to leave tickets at 21, Regent Street and come away—I cannot say when—I cannot say how many: about thirty or forty—I can hardly say how much I received, I can only judge—it ran into pounds—I received this letter from the prisoner on a Monday: "Dear Fish,—I will send you the suit of clothes from Portsmouth. Let me hear from you to the above.—Yours truly, H. Smith"—I have had other letters from the prisoner about bets, that is all—I have never noticed his writing—I knew it came from the prisoner when I opened it—I destroyed it, I expect—it is hard to say what the expression "suit of clothes" means—I put it down to Portsmouth tickets—it had not been arranged to use he words "suit of clothes" when talking of tickets—the letter contained an envelope as well as the letter, addressed to H. Smith, 12a, Brewer Street, Buckingham Palace Road—this is like it—in consequence of this letter and this envelope I put tickets in the envelope—12a, Brewer Street 5 a newspaper shop—I had letters left there on business transactions, but not tickets, addressed to the defendant as Smith—I went there on the Monday night and bought a paper—I was going to leave a letter—I hanged my mind—in consequence of what Mrs. Pearce said I came away and went home—the envelope and tickets were found in my satchel the blowing day when I was arrested—they were Brighton and Portsmouth tickets.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not know whether the company would dismiss servant for betting—what betting I did for the prisoner I did quietly—took the bets to him—I cannot remember when it began—I was on duty one week in the morning and the next week in the afternoon—when on afternoon duty I was free till two o'clock—I have taken bets to the prisoner before two o'clock—I have been to Ryder Street, St. James's—do not remember the police raiding that place—I had transacted bets with a bookmaker, Scott—the business was transferred to Wilson—they paid me commission for my trouble—I recollect Scott giving up the turf business—Scott and the prisoner came to see me together once—the prisoner gave me his book of rules—after that I went to Ryder Street—knew he went to Southampton Street, Strand—I received over i'22 on a</p>
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<p>horse called Irish Ivy—I sometimes had a drink from those I took bets from—sometimes the bets were under £1—I kept no note book—I always left Wilson the betting money in envelopes—he left me in an envelope saying where the bets were to be sent—I cannot say how many I left at Brewer Street—he paid me 1s. in the £—I cannot say for certain what presents I received from him—I received other things besides money—I had a jacket and waistcoat—I was seen twice at Brixton by Inspector Drew—Warren came the second time—I gave evidence at Marlborough Street of substantially what I told the police at Brixton—I finished my sentence of eighteen months on December 9th—the police got my address from where I used to live, Grosvenor Cottages—I knew the prisoner as abetting man; I cannot say for how long, nor whether I first met him in the spring of 1800—I cannot now remember the case since my trouble—I am still suffering from the effectsof my imprisonment—the traffic in tickets had been going on a long time after I knew the prisoner—I never mentioned other servants of the company to the police; I should have had a lighter sentence if I could—I was told so by Drew—all tickets should be clipped—the collectors put the tickets in stacks according to their numbers, and all sort when not engaged collecting.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-80" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE MURRAY</persName> </hi>. I have known the prisoner for seven or eight years as a commission agent in the name of George Thomas Wilson, and in private as Henry or Harry—he carried on business in Ryder Street, St. James's Street—I joined him as clerk or assistant in 1898 or 1899—I moved with him to 21, Regent Street about eighteen months afterwards—we remained there about a year and a half—that place was shut up—I left—at Regent Street Fish came and saw the prisoner or me—I also saw him at Ryder Street—there are races at Portsmouth Park, and Brighton, and Sandown, near London—the prisoner lived in Middle Street, Brighton—I cannot say when—I do not think it was when I was at Ryder Street—he had no season ticket—I kept the books—I have no knowledge what Fish came for.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was never introduced to Fish—there was a raid in Ryder Street—Fish came there once or twice—he left letters there and at Brewer Street—I do not know what was in them—envelopes containing slips were left—I was employed by the bookmaker. Scott at one time—he received bets from railway servants—the general custom is to take the bets to the bookmaker—one of the railway servants took them to Scott—I did not know Fish was a railway servant—I left the prisoner's service in May or June, 1901—I do not know what became of him after Fish's conviction.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Deposition of</hi> Emma Pearce
<hi rend="italic">was read:</hi> "I lived at 260, Vauxhall Bridge Road in 1902, and assisted in the management of a newspaper shop at 12a, Brewer Street, Buckingham Palace Road. The proprietor was a Mr. John Richards, who is now dead. I now live at St. Peter's Club, Palace Place. In 1902, 12a, Brewer Street was an accommodation shop for letters. I recognise defendant. I knew him as Mr. Shakeshaft. He used to come to the shop for racing papers and letters. I cannot say for how long he received letters and papers: I should say about two or</p>
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<p>three months. I have seen him about four times I suppose I remember Mr. Fish (who now stands forward) calling at the shop with a little boy in July 1902. He made a request for me and went away. I remember the next day The defendant called for a letter that day. I told him there was a letter in the name of Smith. He said, 'That is mine. I do not remember the initial. I am quite sure it was Smith. This letter had arrived in the beginning of the week. I do not know how long it had been there when Fish called. I am sure he called for it the next morning. I gave him the letter, and he took it away, paying 1d. for it.—I never saw defendant after that until I saw him here. I am sure he is the man I knew as Shakeshaft. I did not notice any other letters in the name of Smith
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I went to assist the man at the shop. I was backwards and forwards for four years. There always was a number of letters. I only remember one letter in the name of Smith in the four years.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-81" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES ARROW</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Chief Inspector, Scotland Yard.</hi>) I produce two signals of "George T. Wilson", written on July 29th, 1899, by the prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> After the premises at Ryder Street had been raided in July 20th, 1899, I took the prisoner into custody, and the signature is a receipt for his property—I afterwards heard that he had lived at another place in Regent Street, and at Southampton Street—he was fined £30 and costs for keeping a betting house.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-82" type="given" value="HENRY CHEVALIER"/>HENRY CHEVALIER REGAUD</persName> </hi>. I am managing director of the conversion Company, 21, Regent Street—the prisoner took the second floor" to be used as an office on October 27th, 1899—in September, 1900 he left without notice, having removed most of his belongings—he signed the agreement—he left this bag, in which I found the agreement and the promissory note produced—the note is signed by him George Thomas Wilson"—this letter, signed "G. Wilson," was handed to me in the office by Mr. Oakley who was my father's secretary, but since dead—to the best of my belief, the documents are the prisoner's writing.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-83" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD DREW</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) The prisoner was locked up at Vine Street—I saw him the next morning—I read the warrant to him—he was arrested on April 14th on this charge—he said, That is what he says-no one will take his word"—I said, "You mean Fish?"—he said Yes" he was then charged—when the charge was read over he made no reply—he gave an address at Bloomsbury, and subsequently at Alfriston Sussex-several years previous to 1900 I had an interview at Regent Street with him-then he gave an address at 1, Middle Street, Brighton—I knew he was living there at that time—after his arrest I got his receipt for a pair of gloves, two handkerchiefs, a scarf pin, and letters, which were handed to Mr. Gurrin—I also handed Mr. Gurrin the agreement, promis
<lb/>sory note, and letter [
<hi rend="italic">Exhibits A to</hi> E2].</p>
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-84" type="given" value="THOMAS HENRY"/>THOMAS HENRY GURRIN</persName> </hi>. I am an expert in handwriting, at 59, Holborn Viaduct—I have given evidence for twenty years, and for public prose
<lb/>cutions twelve years, and for the Home Office and General Bankers</p>
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<p>Associations—I have examined the Exhibits A1 to E2—they are the same writing.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective.</hi>) On April 14th I arrested the prisoner outside Victoria Station—I said, "Wilson, do you know you are wanted on a warrant?"—he said, "Yes, but you are not going to take any notice of that?"—I said, "I must; you know I am a police officer; I must take you to Vine Street Police Station"—he said, "Well, I suppose I must go," or words to that effect—"I thought this was all over by now"—the warrant was dated November, 1902—I had not it in my possession—Drew read it to him the next morning—he said he thought a warrant only existed for twelve months, and he came to the conclusion that the matter as at an end.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence on oath, denied that he had ever trafficked in return railway tickets with anybody, or that he had any other relations with Fish than as a bookmaker.</hi> </p>
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<lb/>lawfully conspiring with a man unknown to obtain from the
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19040516-413-offence-1 t19040516-name-87"/>Royal Liver Friendly Society</persName> £26 16s. and 12s. (</rs>
<hi rend="italic">See next case.</hi>)</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE FREDERICK GLADMAN</hi> </persName> was
<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19040516-414-offence-1 t19040516-name-89"/>Charles Adams</persName>, with intent, to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ATTENBOROUGH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended After the opening of the case the prisoner withdrew his plea, and the Jury returned a verdict of</hi> </p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-414-19040516 t19040516-414-punishment-15"/>Two days' imprisonment.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, May</hi> 17
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1904.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19040516-415-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to obtaining credit for £20 and upwards without disclosing the fact that he was an undischarged bankrupt.</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-415-19040516 t19040516-415-punishment-16"/>Two months' imprisonment.</rs> </hi>—and</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Three convictions were proved against him. The police gave him a bad character.
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEYCESTER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-95" type="given" value="HARVEY"/>HARVEY BROWN</persName> </hi>. I am manager to the Swift Beef Company, Limited, who are wholesale meat dealers at the Central Meat Market—on April 15th. about 8 a.m., we sold eight forequarters of beef to Mr. Bates, a butcher of Ealing—they were packed up in cloths with our name, in addition to which each quarter of beef has a little tally which is wired on—I did not see the quarters taken away—I was afterwards shown the</p>
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<p>cloths and tallies which had been on two of the forequarters which we had sold—their value was about £"15s.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The purchase was before 8 o'clock.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I did not see them delivered.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-96" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ATKINS</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer in the service of the Swift Beef company, Limited—on April 15th I was working at their shop—I saw the eight forequarters of beef which had been sold to Mr. Bates—I afterwards missed two of them, and went to look for them—I found them in one of Mr. Cornell's vans by the side of the Poultry Market, the carman of which as a man named South—I did not sec either of the prisoners—I took possession of the two forequarters till some of the firm came.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was about 9 when they were missed, and I found them in the van soon after.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-97" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED THOKP</persName> </hi>. I am a meat porter in the service of Messrs. Wright Brothers, carriers in the Meat Market—on April 15th I had instructions to fetch away from the Swift Beef Company eight forequarters of beef, and take them to Wright's van—I and five other men went to the Swift Company and saw eight forequarters—we took out six and then returned for the other two, but they had gone—the prisoners were not working for me or my firm.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We missed the meat between 8 and 9—it might have been after 9.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-98" type="given" value="THOMAS CHARLES"/>THOMAS CHARLES EARNSHAW</persName> </hi>. I am a meat carrier at the Central Meat Market—I know the prisoners—I was in the market on April 15th, and saw Butcher at one of my vans talking to my man between 8 and 8.30—I did not hear what he was saying—I asked my man what he wanted—Butcher did not hear me—he went away—in consequence of what my man said, I sent a man we call "William" to Fletcher's in the market; it was between 8 and 8.30—he came back each time without anything—I saw Dexter after I had sent to Fletcher's, and he said, "If you send a van down to the bottom, the packs are there"—I said, "We start from this rank, so therefore I'll send a man down", and I sent him down again—the man came back again without anything—Dexter paid me 1s. 6d.—he told me that the van was to fetch two sheep and two lambs to go to Waterloo Station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was examined at the Guildhall Police Court, and said that Butcher came to my van about 7.15; that was right—directly after
<lb/>wards Dexter came up and asked me to send a van down to the bottom of the market, outside Fletcher's, for two sheep and two Iambs, and in answer I said, "I'll send a man", and he then paid me the 1s. 6d.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-99" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOSEPH"/>WILLIAM JOSEPH WHITEHEAD</persName> </hi>. I am in the service of Mr. Fletcher, a meat salesman in the Meat Market—I was on duty there on April 15th—I know the prisoners—neither of them purchased any meat from me on that morning, and nobody purchased any to go to Waterloo.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FLETCHER'S</hi> establishment consists of two shops, me inside in the market, and the other outside in the street—on the said not next to the market, a van might stop and take up meat.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-100" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY SOUTH</persName> </hi>. I am carman to Mr. Cornell, meat carrier in the market—I was there on April 15th, in the morning, standing with my van on the rank in Long Lane waiting for work—I know Earnshaw's position on the rank, and I know Fletcher's shop—to go from one to the other it would be necessary to pass my place—I know the prisoners—while there they came up to me—they were each carrying a quarter of beef—Butcher asked me if they could stand two quarters of beef in the back of my van till their van came down to take them away—I said, "Yes"—they stood them in the back of the van, and stood about there for about ten minutes—I then asked them to take them away, as I wanted to begin loading up—they turned round and saw Atkins coming along, and then walked away, Butcher saying, "Here comes the bloke"—they went into the market—Mr. Wright's man came round and took the beef out of the van—I went about my business—I next saw the prisoners about 12.15 walking in Holborn on my way to Kensington—I was driving my van—I pulled my horses up to a walking pace to talk to them—Butcher asked me if I would have something to drink—I said, "No, thank you, I am being followed"—Butcher said, "You have not told them who put it in the van, have you?"—I said, "They already know that"—I drove on—I next saw them in custody at 3.15 in the police office in the market.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The time the meat was put in my van was "about 9.15—Butcher, Dexter, and I were in the same employment about three years ago—I remember it being alleged that I had stolen some corned beef at that time, and given some of it to my friends—Dexter and Butcher did not complain that I had said they had had some—I have been on good terms with them since—I was not surprised when they asked me to put the meat on my van.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Over the corned beef trouble, I was dismissed—I was afterwards taken on again—the stolen meat was paid for.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-101" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE ROHRBACH</persName> </hi>. I am a meat porter in the Central Meat Market—I was at work outside No. 20 gate on the morning of April 15th—South stands with his van between Nos. 18 and 20 gates—I was waiting with a van—I know the prisoners—I first saw Butcher about 7.30 that morning—he was standing outside No. 20 gate—I saw him again later with Dexter, about 9 o'clock—they were standing at the back of Cornell's van, which was in charge of South—I saw Dexter carrying a forequarter of beef in the direction of Cornell's van—I did not see him put it anywhere—I next saw them standing talking to South for about five minutes—I then saw Atkins coming from the direction of the Swift Company's shop, and the prisoners walked away—I saw Atkins speak to South—I next saw the prisoners about 1.30 under the clock in the Meat Market—I said to Butcher, "Halloa, I believe you are to be locked-up"—he said, "Yes, we have heard something about it, and so we have come up to see Mr. Mears"—he is the chief constable of the market—Butcher said, "Don't you say you saw Neddy at work"—that was Dexter—"because he has not got a badge, and he might get into trouble"—I said nothing—that is all that was said—I left them—I have known them for about two years—I. have never had a quarrel with either of them.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have been in the market about two years—I was with my father at Kennington—he is a wholesale sausage manufacturer—I left him over a money dispute of £4, and also because he married a third time, and an objection arose—I did not say to the prisoners at the interview under the clock, "If you want a witness I will come for you "; Butcher said, "If I want you, will you come up in the morning?"—I did not suggest it to them, and Butcher did not say, "We don't want you."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> When he said, "If I want you, will you come up in the morning?"I made no reply.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-102" type="given" value="EBENEZER"/>EBENEZER MEARS</persName> </hi>. I am chief constable at the Central Meat Market—a porter in the market has to have a badge, which is granted by the Markets Committee, to carry goods out, but not to carry in—I have an office in the market—on April 15th the prisoners came to me about 1.45—I had already had information about the case—the prisoners said to me, "We have come to see you about some of Cornell's men chipping us about taking two quarters of beef from Swift's in the market, and putting them into one of Cornell's vans. We took no quarters of beef whatever from the market to-day"—Butcher then said, "I have not taken any quarters of beef for two months since"—he went on to say, I have not taken any quarters of beef from Swift's to-day, nor for weeks past, nor have I helped Dexter to take any. I did not put any beef, nor help anyone else to do so, in Cornell's van"—I said to Butcher, "It is said that you went to Earnshaw, the carrier, about carrying some meat"—he said, "It is entirely untrue that I went to Earnshaw or any of his men this morning to ask him or them to take a quarter of beef or any meat or packs to Waterloo. If Earnshaw or his men say so it is a lie"—Dexter was standing away while this took place—I then called him—Butcher moved away—I said to Dexter, "What is it you want?"—he said, "I have come to ask what is this about Cornell's men saying that I and Butcher stole two quarters of beef from Swift's this morning. As it is all news to me, and as I did not steal, take, or assist anyone else to take from Swift's any quarters of beef, and did not put any beef in Cornell's van, or help anyone else to do so, I thought I would come and see you about it"—I said, "It is said that you asked Earnshaw, the car
<lb/>rier, to take his van round the other side of the markets to take two packs of meat to Waterloo"—he said, "No, that is not so"—he hesitated a minute and then said, "I did ask Earnshaw if he would take two packs to Waterloo, two sheep and two lambs, for a man who gave me 1s. 6d. to pay him for doing so. I paid Earnshaw the 1s. 6d., but he did not send his van round"—that is all that took place.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> As soon as I found out what they wished to see me about, I cautioned them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Dexter, in his defence on oath, said that he had been employed as a porter in the market for a long time, and had always borne a good character; that he had not renewed his badge because he did not require it; that on the day in question he went to the market for work; that a man there asked him to get a carrier to take two sheep and two lambs to Waterloo; that he went to</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Earnshaw for that purpose; that he did not carry any meat to South's van, that he did not meet South in Holborn, and had no conversation with him.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Butcher, in his defence on oath, said that he had always borne a good character; that he asked Earnshaw's carman for Dexter if his master would go to Waterloo for a man with two sheep and lambs; that he did not carry any stolen meat; that he had no conversation with South that morning, and that he knew nothing about the stolen meat.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19040516-418-offence-1 t19040516-name-104"/>Henry George Harrison</persName>, manager to
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. B. A. SMITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-106" type="given" value="HENRY GEORGE"/>HENRY GEORGE HARRISON</persName> </hi>. I am manager to William Ernest Hurcomb, jeweller, at 13, Devonshire Street, Islington—we put an advertisement in the
<hi rend="italic">Bazaar, Exchange and Mart</hi> of some jewellery, watches, and other things, in September—a diamond brooch was included—on September 2nd, 1903, we received this letter from Bristol (
<hi rend="italic">Asking for a description of the brooch advertised</hi>)—we replied to it and received this answer,. signed "James Bennet"(
<hi rend="italic">Asking for the brooch to be sent, and the writer would remit cheque per return, or return brooch</hi>)—we sent the brooch to Mr. Bennet on approval—this is it—it was valued at between £4 and £5-we received this acknowledgment of the brooch (
<hi rend="italic">Saying that the brooch was hardly good enough, had the senders something better?</hi>)—we sent him a second brooch worth about £8—this is it—we received no payment whatever, nor have we received the brooches back—we sent them on approval, as the letters read very plausibly, and he seemed an honest man; otherwise we should not have sent them—I next saw them in October in the hands of the police.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner.</hi> "I never did any business with Mr. Harrison."</p>
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-107" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES SMALLWOOD</persName> </hi>. I live at Eastville, Bristol, and am manager to J. W. E. Swash Co., pawnbrokers, at Bristol—I recognise the prisoner—he came to our shop on September 7th, 1903, and pledged this small diamond brooch for £3—this is a duplicate of the ticket in the name of "Frank Morris"—it was not redeemed by him—I handed it to the police—I have seen the prisoner's writing—these letters are his writing.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-108" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t19040516-name-108" type="given" value="ERNEST"/>ERNEST SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am a pawnbroker at 2, Bath Street, Bath—I recog
<lb/>nise the prisoner—I produce a brooch which he pledged at my establishment on September 9th for £5 in the name of "Frederick Morris", 6, Weston Place, Clifton.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">ERNEST LORD</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Officer Bristol Police.</hi>) I know the prisoner—he carries on no business at Bristol—his real name is Ernest Aubrey Tyrrell—in September he had a room at Bristol, for which he paid about 5s. a week—he was there three weeks—on September 10th I had occasion to take him into custody, and he was taken to Warwick—I searched his room at 29, Princes Street, Queen's Square, Bristol, and found these three pawn tickets amongst others—one relates to a brooch, and the other to a</p>
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<p>pin—the brooch was pledged with Messrs. Swash Co., 53, Stapleton Road, Bristol.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-109" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES TOBBUTT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant M</hi>). On April 10th, about 8.00 a.m., I arrested the prisoner at Warwick Prison on a warrant—he read the warrant and replied, "That is right; I remember Mr. Hurcomb's case; it is about twelve guineas; I do not know the other name, Harrison"—he was brought to London and charged—in reply, he said, "That is the same as the warrant."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence on oath, said that he was carrying on business as an accountant at Bristol in the name of James Bennet; that he only received the goods in question the day before his arrest; that he pledged the articles to ascertain their value prior to purchase; and that he had no in
<lb/>tention of defrauding.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19040516-418-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">One conviction was proved against him. The police gave him a bad character.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, May</hi> 17
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1904.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before J. A. Rentoul, Esq., K.C.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-113" type="given" value="MICHAEL"/>MICHAEL DAVIS</persName> </hi>. I live at 1, Sparrow Corner, Minories, and am employed as a foreman cutter by Mr. Morris Cohen, of.31, Spital Square, Bishopsgate, a mantle manufacturer—the prisoner is in the same employ
<lb/>yment as a traveller—I keep a private account at the Economic Bank, Bishopsgate, and on March 25th. as the prisoner was going to the City, asked him if he would pay £13 in gold and a cheque for three guineas into the bank for me—he said, "Very well, I will", and I gave him the money and cheque 'in a bag—from certain information I received on larch 28th or *20th I wrote to him, and saw him on April 7th, when I taxed him with not paying in the thirteen sovereigns—he said he was very sorry, but that he would do so that day—I told him he had got me into serious difficulty, as I had given cheques, and they had been returned to me dishonoured—I saw him again on April 8th, and he told me that he had paid the money in—I drew cheques again to the value of the money and found they were dishonoured again—several times he has asked me to oblige him with a cheque, and I have done so, and he has paid he money into my bank—it is not a joint account; it is in my own name.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known the prisoner four or five years, as he has been in the same employment as myself—I do not know what wages he is getting—I do not dispute that a quarter of the cheques payable at my bank were made out to his order—he has lent me money on occasions—I have asked him several times before March 25th to pay money into my bank for me, as, being-a traveller, his duties were outside the house, and mine inside—I first received notice that my cheques had been dis-honoured on or about March 28th, when a cheque I had given to Mr.</p>
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<p>Joseph cohen and which he had paid to a Mr. Walker, an assistant overseer of rates, was returned by Mr. Walker as dishonoured—the prisoner was away ill from March 28th to April 6th—I should have been quite satisfied if he had paid in the money any day up to April 6th—it is true that on April 5th I wrote to him saying that I hoped he would be able to come back to business soon; that the place seemed to be lonely without him, and that I trusted to have the pleasure of seeing him on the morrow morning—I thought that he would explain—on April 7th. the next day that I saw him, he said he was sorry, and that he would pay the money in—I do not remember his telling me that he had met a friend who owed him £10, and who offered to give him a post dated cheque for £25 if he, the prisoner, gave him £15 more—I remember the prisoner saying he would pay in a cheque for £25, but I do not know where he was going to get it from—on April 12th I wrote another letter to him, asking for an explana
<lb/>tion, and I waited till two o'clock the next day before I went with my solicitor and swore an information against him—in my statement, which my solicitor drew up on my instructions, it is true that I stated that the prisoner had said he intended to pay the money in, and not that he had paid it in—the prisoner offered to return the £13 in Court before he Magistrate, but my solicitor advised me not to accept it—as far as I am concerned, I should have been contented to take it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have not had the money yet.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-114" type="given" value="HETTIE"/>HETTIE HART</persName> </hi>. I am employed by Mr. Cohen—on March 25th I heard Davis say to the prisoner, "Are you going to the City to-day?"—the prisoner said "Yes", whereupon Davis gave him a bag of money, telling him there was £16 3s. in it, and asking him to pay it into the bank for him on his way, and he said "Yes".</p>
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-115" type="given" value="ARTHUR HENRY JOHN"/>ARTHUR HENRY JOHN WALKER</persName> </hi>. I am a cashier at the Economic Bank, Bishopsgate—on March 25th the prisoner came and paid a cheque for £3 3s. into our bank—he did not pay in £13, nor has he paid in anything since—Davis's cheques have not been honoured in consequence.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I know the prisoner by sight through his having come once or twice to the bank to pay in money to Mr. Davis's account.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-116" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH PULLING</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Sergeant H.</hi>) At 2.45 p.m. on April 14th I saw the prisoner at 31, Spital Square, and told him that I had a warrant for his arrest—he said, "Good God! what is it for?"—I told him, and he then said, "Yes, that is right. I wrote a letter to Mr. Davis about it, but I id not think he would do this"—I read the warrant to him, and he, made no reply—I took him to the station, when he was charged, to which he made no reply—when searched £1 17s. 3 1/2 d. and a memo, were found upon him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have made inquiries about him, and find that he is a most respectable man, bearing an excellent character.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">HARTING</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">received a good character.</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">on his own recognisances.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19040516-421-offence-1 t19040516-name-121"/>Albert Grunfeld</persName> the sum of £4; from
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-122" type="surname" value="ADAMS"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19040516-421-offence-1 t19040516-name-122"/>Edward Adams</persName> £1 11s. 6d. and a pair of boots; from
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19040516-421-offence-1 t19040516-name-123"/>Margaret Balcarras</persName> £3 and £3, with intent to defraud.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>, conspiring and agreeing together to defraud the said persons.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">to the First Count.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FORDHAM</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLATER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Packwood, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ELLIOTT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Taunton.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19040516-name-124" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-124" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT GRUNFELD</persName> </hi>. I carry on a tailor's business under the name of Walker Co., at 38, Sackville Street, Piccadilly—in March, 1903, Pack
<lb/>wood, whom I had never seen before, came to me and ordered between £11 and £12 worth of clothes—he told me he was recommended by Taunton, who was already a customer of mine—Packwood having given me Taun
<lb/>ton's address, I wrote to him for information concerning Packwood, and received this reply on March 25th: "Dear Sirs,—I have known Mr. Pack
<lb/>wood for some years, I feel sure you will find him all right. I may add that he is a tenant of mine for some of my farms in Scotland"—I there upon executed the order, and delivered the clothes to Packwood—I made the usual application for payment three months after, and again three months after that, but to neither application did I receive a reply—on March 11th. 1904, he came into my shop and said, "I owe you some money", and gave me a cheque for £8 drawn by a man named Arnold on Lloyd's Bank—it says "Pay self or bearer", and is endorsed "F. Arnold" (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—he asked me to take £4 out and to give him the balance in cash—I offered to give him a crossed cheque of my own, but he said that he was very much in need of cash, and that Arnold was a responsible man whom he knew well—I gave him £4 in gold and a receipted bill for £4 on account of the bill owing on the clothes—I sent the cheque to my bank, and it was returned to me marked "Account closed. Refer to drawer" and I have never had the value of that cheque—I had a letter from Taunton with reference to his own account with me, and also saying that he knew nothing about Packwood, but that he wished he did, that he had not seen him for some time and did not know his address—Taunton came to see me later, and asked me whether there was no way other than to take proceedings against himself and Packwood—I told him I had done everything I could, writing and informing them both of it, and that I had had no reply, so consequently I had given the matter into the hands of the police—he seemed very excited—he did not mention on that occasion what relation Packwood was to him or that he had any obligations to Packwood—he knew then that Packwood had been arrested.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLATER</hi>. I kept pressing my representative that he should see Packwood and get the money, but he never could see him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ELLIOTT</hi>. Taunton did not tell me than the had</p>
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<p>entrusted Packwood with cheques to get money, and that he had neither seen the cheques again nor the money—I understood by his letter that he wanted to see Packwood also—I have no reason to suggest that the statements made in Packwood's-reference from Taunton as to Taunton's having a Scotch estate were untrue—Taunton, when he came to see me, seemed more angry about his own affairs than about Packwood—I did not execute Packwood's order until I got the reference from Taunton—when Packwood handed me the cheque for £8 he said, "Do not let Taunton know that I have been here."</p>
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-125" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD ADAMS</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Frederick Napper, leather mer
<lb/>chant, of 96, Whitechapel Road, E.C.—on May 9th, 1903, Packwood came to the premises and asked to see his brother, who is in our employ, and after having seen him he chose a pair of boots value 8s. 6d., and tendered this cheque for £2 in payment (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—it is drawn by "R. A. Prior Taunton" on the Middlesex Banking Company in favour of "P. Carter", and is endorsed by "P. Carter"—I hesitated about changing it, and asked him if it was all right—he assured me on his honour as a man that it was, so I obliged him—I paid the cheque in on the 11th, and on the following day it was returned to me marked "Refer to drawer"—I have never seen Packwood since except in the police court, nor have I had the money or the boots back.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ELLIOTT</hi>. "I went to Taunton's office twice in the matter", but I did not see him.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-126" type="given" value="MARGARET"/>MARGARET BALCARRAS</persName> </hi>. I am a spinster and proprietress of the Bal
<lb/>carras Temperance Hotel, 3, Finsbury Square—on September 18th, 1903, Packwood with his wife came to my hotel and took a room—on September 30th he asked me to cash a cheque for him for £3 drawn on the Middlesex Bank by "R. A. Prior Taunton" in favour of "H. C. Packwood", re
<lb/>remarking that Taunton was his-landlord and owed him some money—I gave him £3 in cash and paid the cheque in to the bank next day—on the same day he asked me to cash another cheque for £10 drawn by a man named Hammond in favour of Taunton, which has since been destroyed—I gave him three sovereigns and a receipt—he said on that occasion that Hammond was worth thousands of pounds—both the cheques were returned to me, the £3 cheque being marked "Refer to drawer", and the £10 cheque "Payment stopped"—I showed Packwood the £3 cheque and he took it back again, and on showing him the £10 cheque he said he could not understand it, and took it from me, and I never saw it again—he gave me a written statement promising to pay me the amount on the cheques dishonoured that I had given him and the amount of my bill (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—he went out of the house and never came back again—I have never had my money back nor the amount of my bill—I have tried to find him and failed to do so—I also tried to find Taunton, but the manager at his bank could not give me his address.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ELLIOTT</hi>. I did not call at Taunton's offices at 112, Leadenhall Street, E.C.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-127" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HAMMOND</persName> </hi>. I am an engineer, of 14, Auckland Road, Norwood—I know Packwood and Taunton—on October 1st I asked Taunton for</p>
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<p>some money on account of what he owed me, but he said it was incon
<lb/>venient to give me any just then—I asked Packwood, who was with him, also to give me some money, as he also owed me some, and he said it was inconvenient—it was then sugeested that I should draw a cheque for £10, and that Packwood should get a friend of his to cash it, but not to present it till the following week—I drew the cheque, but I do not remember whether I drew it in favour of Packwood or Taunton—I had just about that amount of money in the bank, but I did not want it presented till the following week, as I was then paying in £40 or £50—Packwood took the cheque and went off to his friend to cash it—I saw him a little later, and again in the afternoon, when he told me he could not get it cashed—I then told Taunton, when Packwood was away, that I should go to my bank and stop the cheque in case it was presented before the following week, which I did—about two days after Packwood came to see me, and told me that unfortunately my cheque had been put through—I asked him where it was, and he gave it to me and I tore it up—I take it that it was presented the day after I had given it to Packwood; it was considerably after I had told Taunton I should stop the cheque that it was paid in—before he returned me the cheque Packwood gave me £2 out of his own pocket, as he said, in payment of part of what he owed me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLATER</hi> Packwood gave me the £2 the day after I handed him the cheque—I was to have received the proceeds of the cheque entirely.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ELLIOTT</hi>. Taunton had nothing to do with it, beyond that I made it payable to him, and I am not sure I did that; he was to receive nothing from it—I have known him for five or six years, and have never had anything to complain of in his conduct—he was associated with his father some time ago in a large engineering works in Birmingham, and I know he has relatives in very high positions—my first object in hand
<lb/>ing them the cheque was to get some money from either of them that was owed to me—Taunton owed me £.30 or £40—as far as I know, he was no party to presenting the cheque—I honestly believe that if the cheque had been presented the same day I drew it, there would have been enough money in the bank to meet it.'</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I know Taunton was in monetary difficulties, or he would not have owed me what he did.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-128" type="given" value="HERBERT"/>HERBERT MILNER</persName> </hi>. I am the secretary of the Middlesex Banking Com
<lb/>pany—this cheque, drawn by "R. E. Prior Taunton", and made payable to "P. Carter" for £2 and endorsed by "P. Carter", was presented by the London and Westminster Bank to our bank, and we returned it marked "Refer to drawer."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ELLIOTT</hi>. I do not know Miss Balcarras at all—she had come to the bank, I could have given her Taunton's address—he has had an account with us since April 18th, 1902, and he has paid considerable sums in during that time—he had an overdraft at one time according to an arrangement that was made—about the time this cheque</p>
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<p>was sent to us there had been some litigation, and Taunton, under a judg
<lb/>ment, had to pay over £40, having stood surety for a man of the name of Payne—the last payment we received on account of this amount was in December, 1902—we did not debit his account with this amount; it only affected the discount account which he had with us—the account is still open, and shows a credit balance of £11 2s. 6d.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> On May 19th Taunton's cheques would not have been honoured unless by special arrangement, as he had a debit of £14 3s. 4d.—on September 18th, 1903, he had a credit of £9 7s. 8d., but his cheque for £3 in favour of Packwood was not honoured on account of the debit balance of his discount account—I should think about seven or eight of his cheques have been dishonoured during the last eighteen months—our books would not show how many cheques were dishonoured—the most his account was overdrawn was £14 3s. 4d.—it is not an absolute rule that when a customer's cheque is dishonoured we inform that customer of the fact; the man to whom he made it payable would do that, of course—I cannot tell whether it is usual for banks to give such notices.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Sergeant C.</hi>) On April 7th I arrested Packwood for obtainmg £4 by false pretence by means of a worthless cheque from Mr. Grunfeld—in reply he said, "Yes, I am sorry I have done it; I must have been a fool, as Taunton told me there was no money at the bank to meet it. and he (meaning Taunton) said"', If you get the £8, I want £5 or £6 out of it. I did not get it cashed where* I expected to, so I went to Mr. Walker where I obtained the £4; I expected the money the following day, and if I had got it, I should have returned the £4 to Mr. Walker"—on April 9th I went to 112, Leadenhall Street, and arrested Taunton at his office there—I read the warrant to him, and on reading the first charge, charging him with conspiracy to defraud the tailor of £4, he said, "That is not so"—with reference to the other charges, he said, "I admit I gave Packwood the two cheques for £2 and £3; those are the cheques of Miss Balcarras and Mr. Adams, in Whitechapel Road, and he got them cashed to carry me over till the following Monday. He brought me back the money, but I have since repaid him. No one has ever applied to me for payment"—I searched him and found in his possession 4s. 4d.—I searched the offices and found there forty-seven pawn tickets in his safe, twenty-seven being in the name of Packwood—I then told him he would be further charged with conspiring in obtaining money from Adams, of Whitechapel Road, and Miss Balcarras, to which he made no reply—after the first hearing, in he rear of the Court, he said, "Sergeant West, I wish to make a statement to you. With regard to the cheque for £2, I have had 25s. out of it, and Packwood 15s. As to Arnold; he owed me £30. On the 11th of March last I asked him to pay me off some of the money he owed me. He said, I have not got it now,' and I said, 'Give me a cheque, and I will hold it over till you have.' He said,' Hold it over till Wednesday; I shall then have plenty of money to
<hi rend="italic">meet</hi> it.' He then gave me an £8 cheque, which I handed to Packwood"—on the strength of that statement another warrant was granted for the arrest of another man—I have made inquiries into the character of Packwood and Taunton—(Mr. Elliott
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SLATER</hi> When I arrested Packwood in the first instance, he was charged with obtaining money by false pretences, and it was in connection with that charge that he said he was sorry that he had done it—on the occasion when I arrested him I got sufficient information to arrest Taunton.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ELLIOTT</hi>. In consequence of the information which I obtained from Taunton I arrested Packwood—I believe that he came to Vine Street Police Court twice, in order to see us by our request—I know that Taunton used to rent offices in Palmerston Buildings, and that Packwood was his clerk there—I do not suggest that Packwood was, party to leasing the offices—I have been told that Taunton has relatives in high positions; that he was in partnership with his father in Birming
<lb/>ham that he had an estate called Glendale in the Isle of Skye, and that Packwood was his tenant there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Taunton gave me Packwood's address on April 7th—he did not seem to have any difficulty in doing so.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Taunton, in his defence on oath, said that after leaving his father, who as in business as a Government contractor, in</hi> 1892,
<hi rend="italic">he had carried on a bona fide business first at Palmerston Buildings and then at Leadenhall Street as an agricultural instrument agent, and had a turnover of some</hi> £2,000
<hi rend="italic">a month; that lie had completed the purchase of an estate in Scot
<lb/>land, and that Packwood, to whom he had been introduced by an old friend, as a tenant; that he had received the</hi> £8
<hi rend="italic">cheque from a man named Arnold, he owed him some money, on the stipulation that it should not be paid in within a certain time; that he had given it to Packwood, who had said he had friend who would cash it, and that he had not seen the cheque again nor received any money for it, and that he knew nothing of the transaction with Grunfeld; that the</hi> £2
<hi rend="italic">cheque given by Packwood to Adams he had drawn favour of Packwood's wife and given it to Packwood to cash for him, thinking that he had enough money in the bank to meet it, and that, on learning afterwards that there was not, had given Packwood</hi> £2
<hi rend="italic">to give to lams, whom he had not heard of before; that he had received 25s. from Packwood on this cheque, and had lent him</hi> 15s.,
<hi rend="italic">the balance; that the</hi> £3
<hi rend="italic">cheque given by Packwood to Miss Balcarras he had given to Packwood to</hi> cash
<hi rend="italic">for him, and had received</hi> £3,
<hi rend="italic">but that the had neither heard from the bank nor Miss Balcarras, whom he had never seen before; that the cheque had been dishonoured; that he had had nothing to do with the</hi> £10
<hi rend="italic">cheque drawn by Hammond, nor had he received a penny from the proceeds of it; that at this time he was rather short of money, which accounted for the pawn tickets found in his safe, but that until recently he had been in a good financial position.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19040516-425-offence-1 t19040516-name-137"/>James Jacobs, Limited</persName>;</rs>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to a conviction of felony at this Court on March 28th, 1898, as
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-138" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t19040516-name-138" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>Edward Smith</persName>.
<hi rend="italic">Eight other convictions were proved against him.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-425-19040516 t19040516-425-punishment-26"/>Three years' penal servitude</rs></hi>
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<interp inst="t19040516-425-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARD INGRAM</hi> (40)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19040516-426-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, to stealing a watch and other articles, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19040516-426-offence-1 t19040516-name-140"/>Richard Moore</persName>;</rs>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to a conviction of felony at Clerkenwell Sessions, on October 1st, 1901, as
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-141" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19040516-name-141" type="surname" value="PATTERSON"/>
<interp inst="t19040516-name-141" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>George Patterson</persName>.
<hi rend="italic">Several other convictions were proved against him.
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<interp inst="t19040516-426-punishment-27" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-426-19040516 t19040516-426-punishment-27"/>Three years' penal servitude.</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t19040516-426-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> And</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE TAMPLIN</hi> </persName>
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<interp inst="t19040516-427-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19040516-427-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, to stealing a screwdriver and other articles, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19040516-427-offence-1 t19040516-name-143"/>Frederick James</persName>;</rs>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<interp inst="t19040516-427-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19040516-427-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/>to breaking and entering the counting house of
<persName id="t19040516-name-144" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t19040516-name-144" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19040516-name-144" type="surname" value="JAMES"/>
<interp inst="t19040516-name-144" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19040516-427-offence-2 t19040516-name-144"/>Frederick James</persName>, and stealing 9s. 6d., his money.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Nine months' hard labour.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t19040516-427-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19040516-427-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LOD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, May</hi> 18
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1904.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Channell</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ARTHUR EDWARD NORTON</hi> (20)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19040516-428-offence-1 t19040516-name-146"/>Thomas Proctor</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RAVEN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-147" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD BAR'NSDALE</persName> </hi> (42 D.R.) On April 9th, about 6.15 p.m., I was in Tottenham Street—I saw Naylor, Norton, and the deceased in a crowd, about 30 yards off, near the corner of Charles Street—the prisoner and the deceased had their sleeves turned up, and both were in a fighting attitude, Naylor was holding their coats—I saw the prisoner strike the deceased with his right fist under his left eye, and he fell back, striking his head heavily on the kerb—I saw blood running from his ears and nose—another constable came up and took the prisoner away—I got an ambulance, and took the deceased to the hospital—he was sent to the infirmary, where he died on the 17th—I returned to the station and charged the prisoner and Naylor with being concerned together in the assault—Naylor said, "I was only holding their coats while they fought"—the prisoner made no reply—both were charged before the Magistrate—Naylor was discharged on the second remand, of which there were two, one on 18th and one on 25th—an inquest was held on the 19th—the men were the worse for drink—Naylor said they had been refused drink—no doubt they had left off work about 1 o'clock, and had been drinking till I saw them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi> I was about 8 yards from the prisoner when I saw him strike the blow—I was just outside the crowd of about fifty people—I was going to try to stop the fight—Naylor and the prisoner were on the top of the deceased, perhaps to pick him up, and I went on the top of them—I took them partly off the deceased—the crowd opened for me</p>
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<p>and I distinctly saw the man fall—if there was another man I did not see when he got away.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-148" type="given" value="TRUMAN"/>TRUMAN ELLIS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector D.</hi>) I saw the deceased at the station about 6.30 on April 9th—he was brought on an ambulance—he was taken to St. Pancras Infirmary—he remained unconscious—no statement was taken—he died on the 17th—the prisoner and Naylor were charged with man
<lb/>slaughter—Naylor said, "I suppose the injured man did not make a statement?"—I replied, "No, he did not recover consciousness"—Naylor said, "Being all workmen together, I do not see how it could have occurred; we were boozing together from 1 p.m., and walking down Tottenham Street; Proctor was very drunk, and all at once I saw him lying on the ground, but could not say if he fell or was knocked down "—the prisoner said, "Yes, that is quite right"—the prisoner is respectable, and for three years has been in one employment—I traced him back to his boyhood—he has three children—his wife was confined a week ago—whatever happens, his firm will take him back again.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19040516-name-149" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-149" type="given" value="MCKINLEY"/>MCKINLEY DUN'LOP</persName> </hi>. I am the medical superintendent of St. Pancras Infirmary—the deceased was admitted on April 9th in an unconscious condition—his left eye and left cheek were bruised, and there was a scalp wound at the back of his head—he gradually became more unconscious till he died on the 17th, not having made any statement—death was due to compression of the brain from cerebral hoemorrhage, the result of a fracture of the skull extending from the external wound to the base of the skull—it was caused by a fall on the pavement.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-150" type="given" value="MARGARET"/>MARGARET TOOMEY</persName> </hi>. I live at 28, Windmill Street, Tottenham Court Road—I was in Tottenham Street on April 9th, about 6 p.m.—I saw four men together, two with their coats off—two seemed to be sparring for a fight about 3 yards off—after three minutes I saw a severe blow struck by a tall, thin, fair fellow, which knocked the deceased to the ground—the prisoner was standing aside, with his coat on—the deceased's head struck on the kerb—the man who struck the blow put his coat on and walked away in the confusion—neither the prisoner nor Naylor struck the blow—two women working with me in a shop were on the doorstep—the police came two or three minutes after the blow was struck.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> You were standing opposite our shop with your coat on, but you took it off after the blow was given, as if to defend the man that was knocked down, to help him—I was out on errands.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HARRY BAYFORD</hi> (34)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19040516-429-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="rape"/>, Carnally knowing
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19040516-429-offence-1 t19040516-name-152"/>Rose Baker</persName>, aged 14 years.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t19040516-429-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
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<interp inst="t19040516-429-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t19040516-429-punishment-29" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19040516-429-punishment-29" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-429-19040516 t19040516-429-punishment-29"/>Eighteen months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES HERBERT SMITH</hi> (22)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19040516-430-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="rape"/>, Carnally knowing
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19040516-430-offence-1 t19040516-name-154"/>Edith Mary Ann Venner</persName>, a girl under thirteen.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JENKINS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROOTH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t19040516-430-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19040516-430-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19040516-430-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t19040516-430-punishment-30" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19040516-430-punishment-30" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="penalServitude"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-430-19040516 t19040516-430-punishment-30"/>Five years' penal servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, May</hi> 18
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1904.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Walton.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="def1-431-19040516" type="given" value="LOUIS"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LOUIS PINEAUD</hi> (35)</persName>
<rs id="t19040516-431-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19040516-431-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t19040516-431-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="sodomy"/>, Unlawfully committing an unnatural offence with
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-156" type="surname" value="MACDONALD"/>
<interp inst="t19040516-name-156" type="given" value="AMELIA"/>Amelia Macdonald</persName>.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROACH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t19040516-431-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19040516-431-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19040516-431-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Two previous convictions were proved against him, and he had dated to the police that he had been sentenced to ten years' imprisonment in France for assaulting an officer.
<rs id="t19040516-431-punishment-31" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t19040516-431-punishment-31" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19040516-431-punishment-31" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-431-19040516 t19040516-431-punishment-31"/>Eighteen months hard labour</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, May</hi> 18
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1904.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALBERT PARSLOWE</hi> (26)</persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SIDNEY BRIGGS</hi> (15)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19040516-432-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
<interp inst="t19040516-432-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="sodomy"/>, Com
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<hi rend="largeCaps">PARSLOWE</hi>
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<interp inst="t19040516-432-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BLACKWELI</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">for the prosecution, offered no evidence against Briggs.</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">NOT GUILTY</hi> </rs>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">PARSLOWE</hi>
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<interp inst="t19040516-432-punishment-32" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<hi rend="italic">years' hard labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWIN DOUGLAS</hi> </persName> and
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19040516-433-offence-1 t19040516-name-161"/>Edward Henry Meek</persName>. </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t19040516-433-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19040516-433-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19040516-433-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HEDDON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RANDOLPH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Douglas.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-162" type="given" value="EDWARD HENRY"/>EDWARD HENRY MEEK</persName> </hi>. I live in the Brompton Road, and am a naturalist—on February 29th I went to the Cadogan Arms, Sloane Street—I was riding a bicycle—I left it outside the house, about 9 p.m.—when I came out the bicycle was gone—I immediately communicated with the police—I next saw the bicycle on, I think, April 21st—it had been painted, and the mudguards changed—I have identified it by the number and other things.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-163" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HOWARD</persName> </hi>. I live at 5, Montpelier Road, Brompton Road, and am foreman at Messrs. Hucklebridge's, cycle repairers, of Sloane Street—on April 21st Williams brought a bicycle to me to be repaired—I communi
<lb/>cated with the prosecutor, who is a friend of mine—I recognised the bicycle as my friend's.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19040516-name-164" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19040516-name-164" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19040516-name-164" type="surname" value="DAVEY"/>
<interp inst="t19040516-name-164" type="given" value="AUSTIN"/>AUSTIN DAVEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective B.</hi>) About 4 p.m. on April 21st I went to 133, Sloane Street, and there saw Mr. Howard and the bicycle in question—I remained there till Williams came—I told him I was a police officer, and asked him if the bicycle was his—he said, "No; George Jones brought it to me this morning and asked me to look after it"—I then told him that I should take him to the station—from the station I went to 9, Pont Street Mews and saw Douglas—I told him that Williams was in custody for stealing the bicycle—he said, "Oh, we have some mudguards here; I believe they belong to the machine"—he went into the stable and said, "Here is a lamp; I believe it belongs to the bicycle"—I returned to the station and asked Williams if the mudguards were his—he said, No. Did Douglas give them to you? He is as bad as I am; he told me to take the machine; in fact, he kept a look out while I took it"—he also said, "He was with me at the Cadogan Hotel"—Williams appeared at Wes
<lb/>tminsters the following day, when the Magistrate ordered Douglas to be put into the dock and charged.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Douglas is Captain Lowthcr's head coachman, and has been for about four and a half years—he has twelve years' good character—Williams was his under coachman—Douglas attended before the Magistrate, and was then taken into custody—Williams pleaded guilty then—in spite of that, he was not called for the prosecution—Douglas went into the witness box and gave evidence on his own behalf, and was cross-examined.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-165" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19040516-name-165" type="surname" value="WILLIAMS"/>
<interp inst="t19040516-name-165" type="given" value="AMOS"/>AMOS WILLIAMS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner.</hi>) I have
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19040516-433-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19040516-433-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to stealing this bicycle—I was second coachman to Captain Lowther, and Douglas was head coachman—on February 29th I was in the Cadogan Arms in Sloane Street—Douglas was with me—he went out and came back and said to me," There is a bicycle outside; is it your bicycle, mate?"—I said, "Of course, it is not mine; you know it is not"—he said, "Why did not you say 'Yes', you fool, and get on it and go home?"—he whispered this to me—I said, "No, thank you; none of that for me"—he then advised me to get on the bicycle and go home—after a time we went out, and I said to Douglas, "It is a nice machine", and Douglas said, "Yes; if you do not get on it you will never get another chance like it"—after that we had some more beer, and he kept on talking to me about the bicycle and advising me to get on it and go home—at last he said, "I will watch whilst you go"—I went out and got on the bicycle—Douglas watched me—I took it to my home at Battersea—next morning I took the bicycle to work—Douglas said to me, "You got home safe with your bike, then, mate?"—I said, "Yes"—he said, "You were a fool for bringing it to work this morning; you might have left it at home for at least three months"—I said. "No, I think I'll take it back"—Douglas said, "You will get
<hi rend="italic">copped</hi> if you take it back before it is dark to-night"—I took it home that night after work and painted it—after a time Douglas took the brake of! and scratched off the name of the maker—I had given notice to leave my situation.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had an old bicycle—Douglas wanted me to have a better one—he told me to steal the bicycle—I do not know what benefit he was to get out of it—I used to drink, and complaint was made of my doing so—Douglas said to me at one time, "If I was you, lad, I should
<hi rend="italic">chuck</hi> it up and get a good character before you leave"—Douglas objected to my coming late to work—I was not taking the brake of! when Douglas came into the stable.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">DOUGLAS</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">NOT GUILTY</hi> </rs>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAMS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-433-19040516 t19040516-433-punishment-33"/>Six months' hard labour</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19040516-434-offence-1 t19040516-name-167"/>Bailey</persName>, with intent to commit a rape upon her.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count</hi>, Indecently assaulting her.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BASIL WATSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">on the Second Count.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-434-19040516 t19040516-434-punishment-34"/>Twelve months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, May</hi> 18
<hi rend="italic">th</hi> and</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, May</hi> 19
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1904.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19040516-435-offence-1 t19040516-name-170"/>Woolf, Greenfield</persName>, and another, his masters.</rs> </p>
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<persName id="t19040516-name-171" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-171" type="given" value="BASSETT"/>MR. BASSETT HOPKINS</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-172" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID LEADERMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the employ of Woolf, Greenfield & Co., manufacturing confectioners—I have known the prisoner for about two months as being a junior clerk in their employ—he left on April 16th—I worked in the same room as he did, where all the books, including the cheque books, of the firm were kept in a safe which was not locked during business hours, and to which the prisoner would have access—on April 18th Mr. Sabin, manager of the London and Provincial Bank, Roman Road Branch, came and showed me this cheque for £86 10s. (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—it purports to he signed by "W. Greenfield" and "J. Mark", who is a member of the firm, in favour of "Mr. Chas. Hinde", and it is endorsed "Chas. Hinde"; it had "Payment stopped" on it, and I think the figures I see at the back were upon it too—I know Mr. Greenfield's signature, and this signature is so like you could not tell the difference, but there is a slight difference in Mr. Mark's signature—Mr. Hind is the solicitor to the firm, and he spells his name without a final "e."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I arrived at the office at 10 a.m. on April 18th—the office opens at 8 a.m.—the first time I knew anything about the cheque was when the bank manager came—I did not receive any message from you that the cheque was going to be presented—Mr. Marks would receive the letter—I did not see you anywhere near the bank that day—from 9 a.m. to 10.30 or 11 a.m. you usually had sole charge of the office—your wife came on the 18th and asked for a reference for you, saying that you were ill—I gave her one, as I did not know anything against you then—she told me that you were going into another situation—your position in the office would allow you to know how the cheques were drawn—you used to draw cheques for the partners, but never for Mr. Hind, but you would have access to his returned cheques—there is no writing on this cheque similar to yours, and we usually draw the cheques to "Charles Hind, Esq."—the reason of your dismissal was that you wanted a full week's wages when you had stopped away a day—you
<hi rend="italic">put in</hi> some overtime the week before, but you did not get paid for it—from the time you were dismissed at 2 o'clock till you left, you were in the office with myself and Mr. Green
<lb/>field, jun.; you would not have had an opportunity of getting a cheque from the cheque book—I know Archer, and I know he trades under two names of "A. Brown" and "Kennyfred Co."—I do not know the state of the account at the bank when the cheque was presented—you would have access to the pass book, but you would to the cash book—Archer was very intimate with the partners—it was an understood thing that he should not be left in the office alone—the reason for our not producing the cash book is not to screen him; it has nothing to do with your case—he gave me 10s. 6d. to get a fountain pen with—I do not know why he did so I never gave him any information—the partners would, of course, have access to the cheque books besides you and myself—either you were or I was in the office all day, and when I was away ill you knew it was your duty to lock the door whenever you left the office with no one in charge, as you had seen me do it; I do not remember giving you specific instructions to do so—this is a true plan of the office (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—this door communicating between the offices is usually open—there are about thirty people employed,</p>
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<p>seven or eight of whom fire foreigners, and practically all of them Jews—none of them would have access to the safe, as there was somebody always in charge of the office—I have had no conversation with Archer as regards this case since you were arrested—Hyman is an employee working at the front just outside the door—I have complained about his coming in and out and doing as he liked—he has not complained to me that you ordered him out by my instructions—Archer has spoken to him once or twice, but he has not been particularly friendly with him—I am not aware that Archer gave him a sovereign as a wedding present.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Hyman has been in the employ for about eighteen months.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-173" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-173" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL DEEKS</persName> </hi>. I am a member of the Corps of Commissionaires—in consequence of instructions I received on April 18th I went to the Great Eastern Hotel with a letter addressed to Mr. Hinde given me by the Sergeant-Major of Commissionaires—I saw the prisoner, and gave him the letter—he took me to the smoking room and handed me this cheque (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>), and told me to go to the Roman Road Branch of the London and Provincial Bank and cash it, telling me in what way he wanted the cash—I had never seen him nor the cheque before—I went to the bank, and they refused to pay it, and I came back with the manager to the Great Eastern Hotel, where we failed to find the prisoner—I waited till 4 p.m. for him, but he did not
<hi rend="italic">turn up</hi>—the next time I saw him was at Bow Street Police Station—I wrote down on a piece of paper at the time, in what way he wanted the cash; the cashier wrote these figures at the back of the cheque—the note that I wrote is at the Bishopsgate Police Station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I went to the Reception Office and asked for Mr. Hind—they sent for him, and while I was waiting you came and asked if I were the commissionaire who had come for Mr. Hind—the name on the letter was pelt "H-i-n-d-e"—you took the cheque from your inside breast pocket—I do not know whether you took it from an envelope or not—I was to get £1 in gold and 10s. in silver; the rest was to be notes for big amounts—I do not remember your saying that you wanted the notes for tracing purposes through another man's bank—it was about 10 a.m. when I left the hotel, and I got back about 12 a.m.—it took me a little over half an hour to get to the bank—I did not see you anywhere near the bank.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19040516-name-174" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19040516-name-174" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19040516-name-174" type="surname" value="SABIN"/>
<interp inst="t19040516-name-174" type="given" value="CHARLES STEVEN"/>CHARLES STEVEN SABIN</persName> </hi>. I am the manager of the Roman Road Branch of the London and Provincial Bank—I recollect Deeks coming to the bank and delivering this cheque (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—the firm who drew this cheque keep an account with us, and they draw cheques in Mr. Hind's favour weekly; I have heard that they keep a separate cheque book for him—as I am familiar with his signature, I noticed that the cheque was not endorsed by Mr. Hind—I thought that the other signatures were genuine and in order—I refused payment to the commissionaire and went across to Mr. Greenfield's office, and, as a result of the interview, I told the commissionaire I could not pay the cheque, and went with him to the Great Eastern Hotel, where we failed to see the prisoner—I saw him at Bow Street Police Court.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not know your position at all at Messrs. Green
<lb/>field's—the cheques are usually drawn by a clerk of Greenfield's, and signed</p>
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<p>by the partners—there are usually three handwritings on the cheque—Mr. Hind does not spell his name with an "e"—we have a customer named Archer, but I do not think he has ever paid in a cheque drawn by Greenfield's into his account.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19040516-name-175" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19040516-name-175" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19040516-name-175" type="surname" value="BURTON"/>
<interp inst="t19040516-name-175" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BURTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant K.</hi>) In consequence of instructions I had received, at 10 a.m. on April 19th I went to the Bishopsgate Street Police Station, and saw the prisoner there—I told him I was police officer, and should arrest him for stealing a cheque form belonging to Messrs. Green
<lb/>field Co., and further with forging a cheque for £86 10s. and uttering the same at a bank in Roman Road; he said, "All right"—on the way to the station he said, "I put the cheque in the way of someone, but if you put it to an expert he cannot say any is in my handwriting. If you submit it to anyone, it is not in my handwriting, but I am not going to draw, and do not wish to draw, them into it. I followed the commissionaire down to the Bank to see if he got it at the Bank"—when charged at the police station he said. "Another one should be in here with me; I shall not say who."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I may have said at the police court that you said you followed the commissionaire down to the Bank to see "how he got it," and not "if he got it"; I cannot remember the exact words—I did not caution you before you made the statement—I did not ask you questions; you volunteered it—Mr. Leaderman charged you—I have not altered what you said to fit in with my theory of the case; I took it down as you said it—I have never had any connection with Slaters'.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19040516-name-176" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19040516-name-176" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-176" type="given" value="LOUIS"/>LOUIS BONNET</persName> </hi>. I am the chief clerk at the Great Eastern Hotel, Liverpool Street—between 9 and 9.30 a.m. on February 18th the prisoner came in and entered his name in the visitors' book as "Charles Hinde", and asked for a room—I said that he would get a room as soon as his luggage came, and he said that he. was going to send a commissionaire for it—a commissionaire came and asked for Mr. Hind, and I sent.
<hi rend="italic">p to</hi> find him—in the meantime the prisoner came down and entered into con
<lb/>versation with him—no luggage came.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am not aware that the chief porter has refused to attend to give evidence in your support—I do not know if you stood some time in the hall before you signed the book—we always ask every visitor to sign—I did not see you after 9 a.m.—the hall porter might be able to say if you were there till 11 a.m.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—the number of the cheque is 42035, and there is a blank between 42034 and 42036.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You were discharged because you did not attend to the business as I liked—you threatened to summons me for keeping back a day's wages because you had stopped away—you were not dismissed because you would not be a party to a prospectus—I know nothings of a prospectus saying that our sweets were made of healthy Substances—we have had dealings with the Eagle Confectionery Company—we have not done them out of their legal profits—I did not tell you that you would be</p>
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<p>sorry for what you had done when you were dismissed—we paid you £l a week salary.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-178" type="given" value="WOOLF"/>WOOLF GREENFIELD</persName> </hi>. I am a partner in the firm of Greenfield Co.—the signature on this cheque is very like mine, but I have not signed it—I have never authorised anybody to sign my signature.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We pay cheques to the Cocas Butter Company or to Mr. Archer on their behalf almost every week—we pay cheques to Mr. Hind from a different book—we never send open cheques to him; they are always paid through Mr. Hind's account—I do not remember whether you drew cheques for me to sign; you may have done so—I do not think we drew any cheques to Mr. Hind while you were in the office—the returned cheques are put loose in a till in the office where you sat—when I came in the morning you would be before me, and I would ask my partner for the keys to the safe—there is always someone in charge of the office—Hyman did not tell me that he had had a sovereign as a present from Archer—all money and cheques would pass through your hands if Leaderman was away—it might be £100 or less or more in a day—you would be in sole charge when Leaderman was away at lunch—business was carried on as usual in Passover week—Leaderman did not have a holiday that week—I was mostly ill while you were in my office—a complaint was made to me of your neglecting the business, but I had no complaint as to money—I do not know the amount of my credit at the bank the day you left, but whether it was sufficient or not the Bank would have paid any cheque presented.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not spell my name with an "c." nor do I abbre
<lb/>viate my name as "Chas."—I do not know whether that name is usually spelt with an "e"—all cheques that I have received from Messrs. Green
<lb/>field I paid into my account.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence on oath, said that Archer, who had been making inquiries as to the financial position of the firm and as to the cheques and the manner of drawing than, had sent him a letter on the Monday after he had left the firm by a messenger at Aldqate Street Station enclosing a cheque; that Archer had learnt through a newspaper report that he, the prisoner, had been imprisoned through a quarrel with a cabman a few months pre
<lb/>viously, and that this letter instructed him to cash this cheque, or if not he, Archer, would tell the firm what he knew about him; that he recognised that the cheque was a forgery; that in order to entrap Archer he went to the Great Eastern Hotel, as arranged in the letter, where a commissionaire was sent to him by a previous arrangement, whom he sent to (he Bank with (he cheque telling him to get large notes so that they might be traced to Archer's account; that his intention was to tell Messrs. Greenfield what had happened; that he signed the visitors' book in the name of "Hinde" so that when the com
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<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at this Court on October</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1900.
<hi rend="italic">Three other convictions were proved against him The police stated that the prisoner obtained positions by forged references, and used the positions for the purpose of stealing.
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I sep the farthings and halfpennies put into the box by the churchwardens every Sunday morning and evening after the collection—two or three were put in on the Sunday when the church was broken open.</p>
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<lb/>times outside the hotel, which is on one side of the station, and once or twice down the road—the station is between the hotel and the church.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> This is not a particularly busy place—I was off duty at the time—it was between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. that I saw them fre
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-205" type="given" value="AGXES"/>AGXES OSBORXE</persName> </hi>. I am a barmaid at the Norwood Hotel, West Norwood—we opened at 5 a.m. on Monday, April 25th—Virgo came in at 5.10a.m. and ordered a glass of ale, tendering a halfpenny and two farthings in payment—he also ordered a drink for another man, paying with four farthings—he came in just before 0 a.m., and I refused him, as he was intoxicated—Martin came in just after 7 a.m.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The station is between the hotel and the church—both the prisoners were customers—Virgo was under the influence of drink the first time he came, but not so noticeable as the second time—if he had been drunk on the first occasion I should not have served him—Martin was all right when he came.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19040516-name-207" type="surname" value="WIGGINS"/>