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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, June 20th, 1901, and following days.</p>
<p>Before the Right Hon.
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<interp inst="t19040620-name-1" type="given" value="JAMES THOMSON"/>SIR JAMES THOMSON RITCHIE</persName> </hi>, Bart.,
<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; the
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<interp inst="t19040620-name-2" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>Hon. Sir William Grantham</persName>, one of the Justices of His Majesty's High Court; Sir
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<interp inst="t19040620-name-3" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH SAVORY</persName> </hi>, Bart., Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE F. FAUDEL-PHILLIPS</hi>, Bart., G.C.I.E., Sir
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<interp inst="t19040620-name-4" type="given" value="MARCUS"/>MARCUS SAMUEL</persName> </hi>, Bart., 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="t19040620-name-5" type="given" value="WALTER VAUGHAN"/>WALTER VAUGHAN MORGAN</persName> </hi>, Esq., Frederic?: Prat Alliston'. Esq., and
<hi rend="smallCaps">HOWARD CARLILE MORRIS</hi>, Esq., other of the Aldermen of the said City;
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<interp inst="t19040620-name-6" 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="t19040620-name-7" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t19040620-name-7" 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="t19040620-name-8" type="given" value="JAMES ALEXANDER"/>JAMES ALEXANDER RENTOUL</persName> </hi>, Esq., K.C., M.P., LL. D., Deputy Judge of the City of London Court; His Majesty's Justices of Over and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery, holden for the said City; and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040620-name-9" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN KNILL</persName> </hi>, Bart., Alderman.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040620-name-10" type="given" value="ALFRED JAMES"/>ALFRED JAMES REYNOLDS</persName> </hi>, Knt., J.P</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19040620-name-11" type="given" value="ANDREW WILLIAM"/>ANDREW WILLIAM TIMBRELL</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040620-name-12" type="given" value="JOSEPH DAVID"/>JOSEPH DAVID LANGTON</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Under Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">RITCHIE, MAYOR NINTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that the prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—a dagger</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, June</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1904.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALBERT VICTOR JACKSON</hi> </persName>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at this Court on July</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1897,
<hi rend="italic">in the name of Hamlyn (See page (645.) One other conviction was proved against him. Nine months' hard labour;</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Nine months' hard labour.</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">See page</hi> 645.)—</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19040620-468-offence-2 t19040620-name-17"/>Reversion and Finance Alliance</persName> orders for the payment of £5 and £30, with intent to defraud;</rs> having been convicted of felony at Clerken
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<hi rend="italic">Three other convictions were proved against him.†
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-470-19040620 t19040620-470-punishment-3"/>Three years' penal servitude.</rs> </hi>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19040620-472-offence-1 t19040620-name-29"/>William Castle</persName>, from his person;</rs> having been convicted of felony at Clerkenwell Sessions on April 22nd, 1895.
<hi rend="italic">The police stated that there were nineteen previous convictions against him.
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I did not take the book out of my pocket in the public house and say, "That is for you"—you did not say, "Is this the money you stole from your sister?"—I did not steal any money from her—this money has nothing to do with her.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040620-name-39" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH MORLEY</persName> </hi>. I am a daughter of the last witness—for about two years I have been working for the prisoner as a servant—I was working for her on May Kith and 17th—my mother has a banking account—I have given her some of my savings to put into her account—I remember</p>
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<p>her stopping at the prisoner's house on May 16th—the prisoner did not come home that evening—next day she told the person up stairs that she was going away for a day or two—she went away—I did not see her again—she did not tell me that she was going away—I have not known her to go away like that before.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not tell you that I was putting away my savings—I do not know anything about my step-father going and having his whiskers shaved.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040620-name-40" type="given" value="LEWIS ROBERT"/>LEWIS ROBERT KILLICK</persName> </hi>. I am sorting clerk at the Chatham Post Office—I know the prisoner by sight—on May 17th she presented a notice of withdrawal at the post office—she produced a book—I gave her a with
<lb/>drawal notice form, which she filled up in the name of Morley for £3 10s.—there was then £5 6s. to Mrs. Morley's credit—the prisoner wanted to withdraw the money by telegraph—I told her to come back in about two hours, and later that day I paid her £3 10s., after she had signed the receipt in the name of Morley.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040620-name-41" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY MAY</persName> </hi>. I am employed at the Norland Square Post Office, Notting Hill—on May 24th the prisoner came in; she produced a Post Office Savings Bank book, and said she wanted to draw some money by telegraph—I communicated with the Post Office in the usual way—the prisoner returned about 2 or 2.30 p.m.—I had not then got instructions—she came back again, and I still had not got instructions—I said I would send a service telegram, as I thought my instructions had got delayed—the prisoner said she would come back a third time—when she returned I wrote the usual receipt out, and asked her if the money was hers—she said "Yes"—she withdrew £1 15s., which left 1s. in the account.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. We do not pay money out until we get telegraphic in
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<lb/>ment—on May 24th I went to the Norland Square Post Office, where I saw the prisoner sign a receipt in the name of Margaret Morley—I asked her if she was Mrs. Morley—she said "Yes"—I asked her to come into a private room, and cautioned her—I asked her again if she was Mrs. Morley—she said "Yes"—I said, "I have reasons to believe that you are not Mrs. Morley: what have you to say?"—she said, "I hear what you say"—I asked her to come with me and the detective to the General Post Office—on the way I noticed a man was following us—I said to the prisoner, "Who is he?" and she replied, "My husband"—I said, "His name?"—she replied, "Unitt"—I said, "You just told me you were Mrs. Morley"—she replied, "My name is Unitt; Mrs. Morley gave me the book, and told me I could draw the money; she owes me money. I told my husband who gave me the book, and that is all he knows about it"—I asked the man in the prisoner's presence for his address, and he said "2, St. Catherine's Road, Notting Hill"—I said, "You can come to the Post Office with your wife if you care to"—he went away—at the General Post Office the prisoner said, "My name is Agnes Unitt; I am the wife of Walter Unitt. a blacksmith's labourer, and live at 3, Bishop's Court, Chatham. Yesterday week I was in the Rob Roy public house with Mrs. Morley, having a drink;</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) I do not know if I owed the prisoner any money on May 16th—she does not owe me any—she owes my daughter two weeks' wages.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in her defence on oath, said that the prosecutrix had given her the book, and old her to sign her name and get the money; that she did not know she was doing any wrong; that if she had thought she was doing wrong she would not have gone to the same post office three times.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JAY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">City.</hi>) About 3.15 a.m. on May 12th I was on duty in Newgate Street—I saw the prisoner loitering there—I had him under observation for about twenty minutes—I saw him throw a piece of concrete at the plate glass window of 120, Newgate Street—he placed his right hand through the window and took these (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) and other articles out—when he saw me about a yard behind him. he threw them back through the hole in the window—these articles were picked up on the footway by another constable—I asked him what he had done it for—he said, "It is nothing to do with you"—I took him to the station, where he was charged.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not pick anything out of the window or off the pavement.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City.</hi>) I was on duty outside this Court on May 12th at 3.30 a.m.—I saw the prisoner loitering about on the footway—I watched him for some considerable time, and about 3.55 I saw him throw something and break the window of a tobacconist's shop—I ran down, and Laws took him into custody—I picked up on the footway these two cigarette holders, a pipe bowl and case, and this lump of concrete.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I picked the whole of the things up—these are all the things which were outside the window.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The streets were quiet then.</p>
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<p>identify these articles as our property—their value is about £1 1s.—the damage to the window was about £5.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence:</hi> I had no idea to steal anything; the first constable put his hands in the window himself.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He then Pleaded Guilty to a conviction of felony at Clerkenwell Sessions on February</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1897.
<hi rend="italic">Several other convictions were proved against him, and the police stated that he had</hi> 141
<hi rend="italic">days to serve.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, June</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1904.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-481-19040620 t19040620-481-punishment-12"/>Fifteen months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<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. CHARLES MATHEWS</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, June</hi> 21
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<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Grantham.</hi> </p>
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<p>were all on the floor struggling—I pulled Thompson up by the hair of her head—the landlord got over the bar and turned them all three out.—I stayed in there for about three minutes. and then I opened the door and went out—the deceased was on the path, and said to me, "There is too many to one: come home, Meg; there is a dozen to one"—I did not have any struggle except pulling Thompson up by her hair—as I was going out of the door Thompson went to hit me, and the deceased hit her with his fist—I did nor hit her at all—the deceased and I went home—about ten minutes after we got home Thompson came in—she had to pass our door to get to hers—she threw our door open and kept calling to the prisoner, "Fetch him out, chiv him, fetch him out"—"chiv him" means "knife him"—the prisoner was outside the door—Mrs. Garrett came in and told me something—the deceased went out and said, "I can fight them one at a time, but I cannot fight a dozen"—he was outside about two seconds, when he came in with his arm all ripped up—he showed it to me—blood was flowing on to the floor—nobody bandaged it up—he went to get a constable, and then went to the hospital—he may have bound his arm up himself—T saw him at the hospital, and left him there—when I went there again he was dead—someone called my attention to a grating outside my house—I called a policeman's attention to it—this knife was there (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—it was half closed—I had had my usual drink, which my husband had given me—I had had one and a half pints of ale and a glass in the evening, and during the day I had half a quartern of rum and "two out"; that means between two—the ale was not all drunk until I came back from the hospital—the deceased had had no drink, that I am aware of, except a glass of ale—he was not the worse for drink—he was a very steady man—he never used a
<hi rend="italic">pub</hi>—he had his glass of ale indoors after he had done his work—I do not know if he had any food at dinner time—he had a meat supper about 8.30 or 9 p.m.—I got it for him—he had beef and potatoes as a stew.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> The deceased did not make a running kick at Thompson—there was no quarrel between them—you had never seen the deceased before in your life—I only knew Thompson by saying "Good morning" or "Good evening" in the back yard—I did not call Thompson a whore—I had no words with her—you and she were mad drunk—I did not strike Thompson; she is too big for me to try and strike.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I fetched the deceased to the public house because the prisoner had said those words.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040620-name-59" type="given" value="HELEN"/>HELEN THOMPSON</persName> </hi>. I live at 3 Flower and Dean Street, and have lived with the prisoner for a year—the Collins's lived on the ground floor, and we were on the floor above—on Sunday, May 8th, I went for a walk with the prisoner between 7 and 8 p.m.—about 8.30 we went into the Three Cranes—we may have had two or three glasses of ale each there—Cummings came in—nothing happened then—she went out, and soon afterwards came back with the deceased—up to then there had been no quarrel—I may have spoken to her about sitting on the stairs, but that was on the Sunday before—my remarks did not seem to make her angry—I had not said anything to her on this Sunday evening—when she came</p>
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<p>back with the deceased they seemed to be having angry talk, and looking towards me and the prisoner—I said to the prisoner, "Look at him looking at her"—I said to Cummings, "Do you mean me?"—she said, "Yes, we b——well mean you"—all at once she rushed towards me—she scratched my face and tore my hair out—I asked her what she meant by looking towards me—she dragged me to the ground; she tore my face open with her finger nails—someone pulled her off me—I got off the ground and went out; then the deceased and Cummings came out—she said to the deceased, "There she is in the road," and ran towards me—I fell down, and the deceased kicked me on my face while I was on the ground—my teeth are still loose—someone got him away and said, "Don't kick a woman who is down"—I ran into the crowd to get away—I did not see the deceased again until we went to go home—I went back into the Three Cranes—my face was bleeding from the scratches, and it was very much swollen from the kick—I said to the prisoner, "Look what that man has done to my face; he has kicked me"—a man bathed my face—I did not ask the prisoner to do anything—I did not see him with a knife—I may have said that I might summon the deceased—I and the prisoner then went to 3, Flower and Dean Street—when we got to the front door I saw that the deceased's door was open—I said to the prisoner, "Don't go in; the door is open"—the prisoner asked the deceased what he meant by kicking a woman in the face as he had—the deceased came to the door and holloaed out, "I will serve you the f——same"—he meant that for the prisoner—as we stood at the door he rushed out, and he and the prisoner seemed to have a tussle—the crowd seemed to go to the top of the street—I did not follow them—I saw no blow struck with any weapon—I do not know whose knife this is—I do not know if the prisoner had a knife—he is a carpenter.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040620-name-60" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN COONEY</persName> </hi>. I keep the Three Cranes at 39, Brick Lane, Spital
<lb/>fields—I knew the deceased by sight, and the prisoner I have known for a very long time—I was in the bar on May 8th, when the prisoner and his wife came in together—they were sober—the deceased came in about five minutes after—I had seen no quarrel before that—I had been in the bar since 6 p.m.—the prisoner and his wife were standing at the bar—the deceased and his wife came in—she used bad language to the prisoner's wife and said, "That is the woman who took a liberty with me"—the deceased struck the prisoner's wife—there was a scuffle between the four—the deceased was about forty years of age, I should think, and was older than the prisoner—when they began the scuffle I went round and turned all four out together—I then went outside the door and pulled it after me, so that they could not come in again—I saw the deceased's wife knocked down, and the prisoner kicked her on the face while she was down—the police came up, and they all went away—I saw no more of them—the deceased seemed to be excited—the whole thing did not take three minutes.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040620-name-61" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BLAND</persName> </hi>. I live at Bow Chambers, Bow, and am a milk can maker—on Sunday, May 8th, about 9 p.m., I was near Brick Lane—I heard a
<hi rend="italic">row</hi> in Flower and Dean Street—I went down the street to see what it was—I saw the prisoner standing on the edge of the kerb; I do not know what number he was near—I did not see Thompson there—the</p>
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<lb/>one and said, "Come out, conic out"—the prisoner said, Come out, or I will shoot you"—he had his right arm up, and I saw that he. had a knife in his hand, the blade protruding between his finger and thumb—this was about 9 p.m.—I was not more than a yard away when I saw the knife—I can swear that this is the blade of the knife which the prisoner had in his hand—I cannot identify the handle, because I did not see it—it was a little bit cleaner than it is now, but it was dirty—the prisoner and his wife walked away and went into the Three Cranes—I followed them in and ordered a drink—I said to the prisoner, who had the knife in his band closed, "You take my advice, and you put that knife away, or throw it away, or else something very serious will happen to-night"—he then put it into his pocket—his wife said, "Look what that man Collins has done to my face indoors"—she had a terrible blow on the side of her face—I drank up my liquor and went away—his wife said to the prisoner. "If you don't pay him to-night look out"—the prisoner said, "If he interferes any more I shall put this into him"—when I heard that something had happened I went and gave information to the police—I did not know the deceased or his wife before this—I have only seen the prisoner once or twice.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I remember bathing Thompson's face.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040620-name-62" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH GARRETT</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of George Garrett, a dustman., of 3, Flower and Dean Street—on May 8th I was standing at the corner of that street between 9.15 and 10.30—I saw a crowd coming along—I walked to my door—I saw the prisoner and his wife go to the door of the house where they lived—she called out, "Go in and up him"—just as I walked past the prisoner I
<hi rend="italic">see</hi> a little bit of a blade of a knife in his hand—after the police came the prisoner and his wife walked down the street—I
<hi rend="italic">see</hi> the deceased standing in his room, with his back to the fire and his elbow on the mantelpiece—I spoke to him—I did not see the fight or any blow struck.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I asked you to come upstairs to get you out of the way—I am quite sure I saw part of a knife.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040620-name-63" type="given" value="FRANCIS SEYMOUR"/>FRANCIS SEYMOUR KIDD</persName> </hi>. I am house surgeon at the London Hospital—on May 8th, about 10.15 p.m., the deceased was brought in—I examined him—he had a severe wound on his left arm on I lie inner side—there was a good deal of muscle protruding—it went nearly 4 inches across the arm in front of the bone—it might have been received in warding off a blow—there was a great deal of bleeding—I probed it to see how deep it was—the probe passed in for 4 inches—I thought the man had been pretty drunk, but had become sensible by the shock—he was able to give a consistent account of himself, and to sit up in a chair—I considered it best to operate—while partially under the effect of the anaesthetic, and while he was just coming round, he died—the wound would very likely be effected by a knife like this—from the character of the wound, the instrument would be a blunt one, there was so much tearing—there must have been considerable force.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">H.</hi>) At 10.20 p.m. on May 8th I was on duty in High Street, Whitechapel—I was called to Flower and Dean Street, where I saw the deceased—he spoke to me—I saw that he was bleeding—a, rough attempt had been made to tie up his arm—in company with Sutton, I took him to where the prisoner was—at the door he said, "That is the man who stabbed me—the prisoner was in the room, and could hear what the deceased said—I took the deceased to the hospital, and Sutton took the prisoner to the station—I did not hear the prisoner make any answer to what deceased said; I should have heard him if he had.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">H.</hi>) I went with the last witness to 3, Flower and Dean Street on May 8th—I do not know if the prisoner heard what the deceased said at the door—I told the prisoner I should take him into custody—he said, "He kicked my old woman in the jaw, and we had a fight"—I took him to the station—on the way he said, "Yes, I did hit him, and cut him hard, too"—he was charged at the station, and in reply said, "We had a fight."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I took off a table in your room an ordinary table knife about 3 inches long; it had a black handle—I have not got it here it was left at the station—there was no sign of blood upon it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">H.</hi>) On Monday, May 9th, about 7.30 a.m., I was on duty in Flower and Dean Street—my attention was called by a woman to something down a grating—I found this knife down the grating, opposite No. 3, Flower and Dean Street; it was open as it is now, and about the same as it is now with regard to dirt—it has a stain on it, but I do not know what it is—it was quite dry.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "I have nothing to say here. I shall call Mr. Cooney and Helen Thompson as my witnesses."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence:</hi> I am not guilty of taking that life.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>,
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, June</hi> 21
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1904.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BOHN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROOTH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended Hoy.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective, City.</hi>) On May 12th I was instructed to watch the prosecutor's premises, 64, Bread Street, City—in consequence of what I saw I went with Pragnell to Hoy's shop at 3, Brooksby Walk. Homerton—I asked her if the boy had been there before—she said "No, except with some second-hand clothing that his mother has sent"—I found the boy had left a parcel the very day I went—I produce eleven pieces of lace.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Hoy told me she was not aware it was stolen stuff—it is worth £1—this is the identical stuff in the parcel—she told me the boy had asked her a shilling for it, and she would only give him 9d.—she is a dealer in second-hand clothing—I had been told to watch Pragnell—I saw him come out of his master's premises—I followed him to the railway station, and got in the same train with him—I got out at Homerton and followed him to Hoy's shop, and saw him go in with a parcel—when he came out he had not got it—these are cuttings of lace, "samples" they are called—Pragnell said he had found them on the floor by the side of the waste paper basket—he did not say they had been given him by his master—Hoy has been eighteen years at her premises as a second-hand wardrobe dealer.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040620-name-88" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MILLER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant, City.</hi>) On May 13th I went to Hoys' shop with Detective Garrett and Pragnell—I told her we were police officers, that I was making inquiries respecting a number of lace articles that had been stolen, and which Pragnell alleged he had brought to her,. and she had bought them—she said, No; he has only been to my place once previous to last night, and brought a few pieces of lace, a few small squares"—I said, "The boy said that he came here last Thursday night week, when he brought some lace scarves, and that he stole them"—she said, "Yes. I forgot about that"—we then searched the place—there was nothing else found but this parcel—I told her that Pragnell had been there twelve to fifteen times—she said she did not think he had</p>
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<p>been there so many times as that—I then asked her if she could tell me where the goods were which she had bought from Pragnell—she said she sold them from the window, and did not know anyone she sold any article to—she was then taken into custody—I made inquiries in the neighbour
<lb/>hood, and I received these two lace scarves and collarette from Miss Mat
<lb/>thews—I saw Hoy at Cloak Lane Police Station, and said to her. "You told me you did not know anyone that you had sold these things to; these have been handed to me by Miss Matthews, who told me she bought them atyour place"—she replied, "Oh, yes, I forgot that"—she was then charged and made no reply—she said she asked Pragnell where he got them from, and he said they came from France; they were samples thrown in the waste paper basket.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I said before the Magistrate that Pragnell stood by when she said that, and said he did not say that.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040620-name-89" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT LYON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Inspector.</hi>) On May 12th I went to Hoy's shop—I told her I was a police officer, and added, "I believe you well understand my visit"—she said, "I suppose it is with reference to the lad Pragnell"—I said, "That is so"—I told her he was employed in the City by a firm who had had lace to the amount of £50 stolen from their stock—she told me she had bought a lot of very small pieces of lace about a fortnight previously—on the 13th I saw her detained at Cloak Lane—I told her she would be charged with being concerned with Joseph Pragnell in stealing and receiving ninety-eight lace collars, sixty-two lace scarves, three lace squares and shawls, four black fichus, and eight lace capes—she said, "I have not had all that; I might have had the shawls and three or four of the capes; I gave the boy 1s. 6d. or 2s. for the long squares and 2s. 6d. each for the capes; the lace collars were brought in threes or fours at a time; I gave him 3s. or 4s. a time for those things"—the lad was present—she said, "I have known the boy's mother for some considerable time; in fact, she was here last night; she brought round a box; she often comes round with oddments"—she lives within seven or eight minutes' walk of the shop.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I understood from Hoy, and also from Mrs. Pragnell, that the latter sent odd things round—Hoy spoke freely to us about these matters, and told us all that had occurred—all that has been traced to her are the eleven pieces here, one large scarf, and two collarettes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The dealings that Mrs. Pragnell had with Hoy were in old clothes, not new ones.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040620-name-90" type="given" value="JAMES HENRY"/>JAMES HENRY WHEELER</persName> </hi>. I am a lace manufacturer's agent, of 64, Bread Street, Cheapside—Pragnell was fourteen months in my employ
<lb/>ment at 9s. a week—I had missed goods from about the middle of April—the value of these eleven pieces of lace is about 4s. or 5s.; they are samples—I should say 9d. would be very much below the value of it—I identify this by the design and the number—I have missed about £45 worth of property.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It would cost me about a sovereign to replace this lace—these little cuttings are useful to dressmakers—it is untrue that I had given these to Pragnell.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040620-name-91" type="given" value="GEORGINA"/>GEORGINA MATTHEWS</persName> </hi>. I live at the Foresters' Arms, Homerton, which is near Hoy's shop—I bought these three articles from her little girl for 5s.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was serving in the bar at the time—the little girl came in quite openly with them on a piece of paper, and asked me if I would like to buy them—I knew her to be Hoy's daughter—I have known Hoy for about thirteen years—she bears in the neighbourhood the character of a very respectable woman.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner.</hi>) I have pleaded guilty to stealing these articles—I am fourteen years old—I first took articles about a week after Christmas—Mr. Wheeler gave me some samples of lace the first time, and I took them to Hoy's, and she gave me 3d. for them—I told her where I got it from—she did not know where I was employed—she said, "If you can get any more I will give you a good price for them"—the next lot of things I took was on the next night or the night after—I have been twelve to fifteen times with stolen property from my master's to this woman's shop—I got about £1 10s. to £2 altogether—nearly every time I went she asked me if I could get any more.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The, first things I took to her were what Mr. Wheeler gave me. little pieces, not so big as these—they had been torn out of a book, and I bundled them up and took them to her—I did not tell my mother—when Mr. Wheeler gave them to me I took them home, and then my little brother cried for them, and I would not let him have them, so my mother told me to take them to the rag shop out of the way, and I took them to Hoy's—I never gave my mother any of the lace—I did not go with my mother to Hoy's house after this charge had been made—I do not know whether my mother went—she did not tell me she had been—I do not think I took as many articles as has been mentioned here—no one suggested to me I should steal them—no one else was in Hoy's shop when I went there—when she bought the things she never told me to keep it secret and not mention it to anyone.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Hoy, in her defence on oath, said that she had known Mrs. Pragnell for about eight years by her bringing round left off clothing; that this was the first time that any charge had ever been made against her; that the lad Pragnell brought round some samples of lace cuttings, for which she gave him</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.;
<hi rend="italic">that he did not say where he got them from, but that he was in a firm, and they had been given to him: that he came about fourteen times; that she paid him about</hi> 30
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.:
<hi rend="italic">that she asked him where he got the things from; that lie said they were in the waste paper basket, but that she never had the quantity of things mentioned</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">She received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19040620-name-96" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE VEARS</persName> </hi>. I am a builder, living at 108, Maycs Road, Wood Green—on April 2-1th, at 3.30 p.m., I was in my house, in the front parlour, which looks on to the main road—I heard a thud, and looked out and saw some people on the ground—I saw Massey assisting Hawkins, who was on the ground; he was trying to lift him up—I fetched some water, and washed the man's head, and helped to carry him into the garden, then I went for the police and a doctor—Edwards was walking away when I went out.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Massey.</hi> You assisted me. to carry the man into the garden.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant, Y.</hi>) On April 24th, at 10 p.m., I went to 1.3, Brook Road, Wood Green, and saw Edwards there—as I went out of the house I met Massey, whom I stopped and asked his name—he said, "Massey; why?"—I said, "I shall arrest you for being concerned with a man named Edwards in assaulting a man named Hawkins"—he replied, "You have made a mistake this time, guv'nor; I was not there"—I took him into custody—on the way to the station he said, "I may as well tell the truth; we were all together, we had all been drinking"—on the 26th I charged him with causing bodily harm—he made no reply.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective, Y.</hi>) I went with Goodchild to Edwards' house, and saw the prisoner—I told him I was a police officer, and was going to arrest him for assaulting Hawkins by striking and kicking him—he made no reply—in the street he said, "What have you arrested me for?"—I said, "For assaulting a man named Hawkins by striking him and kicking him and breaking his jaw"—he said, "I did not kick him; I struck him, and he fell on his face; Massey was there as well; we were both drunk; is Hawkins hurt very much?"—I said, "Yes, he is very seriously hurt"—he said, "I am sorry; he brought up a family jar"—he was taken to the station—while waiting to go before the Magistrate Massey said, "He was walking along with his hands in his pockets; he was struck in the stomach"—he did not say by whom—"he fell on his face; I picked him up; when I found his chin above his nose I thought it time to be off."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Massey.</hi> I took the statement down.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040620-name-99" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HAWKINS</persName> </hi>. I live at 42, Middleton Road, Hornsey, and am a labourer—I am at present an out-patient at the London Temperance Hospital—on April 24th I was in Mayes Road, Wood Green—I saw the prisoners there—I was standing outside a bird shop when Edwards came up and spoke to me—I walked away, and a few minutes afterwards I heard Edwards say, "We will put him through it"—I then received a heavy blow from behind; it twisted me round—I got another blow on the shoulder which knocked me down—Edwards struck both blows—I fell on my back, and then received a kick on my left side—I turned over and had a kick on the lower part of my stomach—after that I do not know any more—Edwards kicked me on my side, and Massey on my stomach—I am not yet able to work—I am married, and have seven children—I cannot say why these men should have made this savage assault on me—</p>
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<p>I have never had a quarrel with Edwards—I have worked with him on a job.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Massey.</hi> I am sure you kicked me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-exmnined by Edwards.</hi> I say you interfered with me—I did not
<hi rend="italic">poke</hi> my nose into your business while you were looking into the shop.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Y.</hi>) On April 24th. at 3.40, I was on duty in High Road. Wood Green—in consequence of information I received I went to 110. Mayes Road, and saw the prosecutor lying injured and insensible in a front, garden—I saw a cut under his chin, and his jaws were very loose—lie was taken to the London Temperance Hospital, where he remained for some weeks.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I cannot say how long it will be before he will be quite recovered.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Massey.</hi> There was no bruise about his body.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Edwards.</hi> I said at the police court that the cut on the man's jaw could have been caused by contact with a sharp stone, but it is not probable.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners' statements before the Magistrate: Massey says:</hi> "I was no accomplice whatever to the injuries; I am not guilty."
<hi rend="italic">Edwards says:</hi> "I am guilty of striking the man, but not kicking him. The man was only struck once after he had called me out of place."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Massey. in his defence, stated that he and Edwards met the prosecutor outside a bird shop; that—he started wrangling with them, using abusive words; that they moved away, followed by Hawkins, who called Edwards a beastly name; that Edwards struck Hawkins, knocking him to the ground, when he fell on his jaw: that he (Massey) picked the man up and, with assist
<lb/>ance, took him into the front garden.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Edwards, in his defence, stated that Massey was not in this case at all; that Hawkins interfered with them and used abusive words; that he struck him, when he fell on his chin, and that there was no boot used.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19040620-name-104" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SIGOURNAY</persName> </hi>. I live at 48, Squirries Street, Bethnal Green, and am an undertaker—on May 21st, about 9.45 p.m., I was walking along Gosset Sireet when I was caught hold of by the legs and thrown on my head and kicked by four young men behind me—I had two black eyes</p>
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<p>and lost 3s. 6d. out of my pocket—the men ran away—I was picked up unconscious.</p>
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<lb/>gans"—I next saw him at the police station, where I identified him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Sergeant, H.</hi>) I was in Gosset Street on Monday, May 23rd, at 10.15, where I saw the prisoner—I told him I should arrest him on suspicion of assaulting and robbing a man on Saturday night—he said, "I thought I had been too good for you too long"—I knew him—he said, "I can prove I am innocent; I was selling flowers on Saturday night in Brick Lane"—I took him to Commercial Street Police Station, where he was placed with ten other men and picked out without the slightest hesitation by Wentworth.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "I am innocent; I wish to call witnesses."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19040620-name-107" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH MARTIN</persName> </hi>. I live at 14, Turin Street, Bethnal Green—I keep a greengrocer's stall at the corner Brick Lane, Bethnal Green—it is about half a mile from Gosset Street—I saw the prisoner on May 21st from 4 to 5 o'clock in the afternoon up to 11 o'clock at night—he was selling flowers near my stall—I do not remember that he went away for an hour at a time—I remember the time I last saw him because he bought some radishes from me.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040620-name-108" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED DURRANT</persName> </hi>. I live at 30, Theobald's Road, Leyton. and am a butcher—I have a stall in Brick Lane. Bethnal Green—it is about a quarter of a mile from Gosset Street—I remember seeing the prisoner on Saturday, May 21st, from about 9 o'clock—he was selling flowers—I shut ray stall at 11, and as I passed the prisoner said "Good night."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I noticed the prisoner that night four or five times.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040620-name-109" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES MELLOR</persName> </hi>. I am a general dealer, and have a stall opposite Brick Lane—I saw the prisoner on May 21st from about 9.30 to 11.30—he was selling flowers.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw him the whole time he was there—he might have gone and had a drink.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19040620-name-110" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL PONT</persName> </hi>. I am a costermonger, and have a stall in Brick Lane—I first saw the prisoner on May 21st about 3.50, and last saw him at 11.10—I saw him standing there all day—I did not sec him go and have a drink—I would not say he did not.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was not very busy that night—the prisoner was there as long as I could see him—I say he was there the whole time I have mentioned, and I never lost sight of him.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040620-name-111" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WILLIS</persName> </hi> (168
<hi rend="italic">H.</hi>) I was on duty on May 21st at the junction of Brick Lane and Bethnal Lane, from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.—I saw the prisoner</p>
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<p>several times there; he sells flowers—I had to patrol the street, and might be absent ten or fifteen minutes at time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I cannot say I saw anything of him from 10 to 11.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COHEN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19040620-name-114" type="given" value="SIDNEY"/>SIDNEY BROWN</persName> </hi>. I am a tailor, living at Hackney—I left my bicycle in the lobby of 26, Leadenhall Street, about 3.30 p.m. on June 8th—I was absent for about two minutes—on returning I found it gone—I went into the street and saw the prisoner mounting it about 30 yards off—I ran after him and caught him—he had the bicycle lock in his hand—I asked him what he was doing with the machine—he said, "Oh, is that you?"—I said, "Oh, that's me, and that is my machine"—he said, "I thought you were an old friend of mine, and was having a lark"—he tried to hit me—I released my hold of him to defend myself when he ran away—I caught him again and gave him into custody—he is no friend of mine.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> There is a tobacco shop near the lobby where I left the bicycle—the machine could have been taken out without anyone in the shop seeing it—when you said, "Oh, is that you?" you had your back to me—I do not remember that you asked me to come back to the shop—you did not strike me, but attempted to.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City.</hi>) At 3.30 p.m. on Wednesday, I was in Fenchurch Street, when the prisoner was given into my custody—I took him to the station, where he was charged—he made no reply.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence on oath, said that, he thought the bicycle belonged to a friend of his, and took it out into the street for a joke.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19040620-name-116" type="given" value="SIDNEY"/>SIDNEY BROWN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi>) I left the machine in the lobby for about two minutes—when I came out the prisoner was actually getting on the bicycle.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040620-495-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at Worship Street Police Court on April</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1904.
<hi rend="italic">The police stated that there there were two other convictions against him.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, June</hi> 21
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1904.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOSEPH BIRCH</hi> (37)</persName> and
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LATHAM</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">defended Limb.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19040620-name-122" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY WREN</persName> </hi>. I am manager to W. R. Loftus, Limited, distillers, of In, Tottenham Court Road—on October 31st Birch came into the shop</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>), which he paid for with this cheque—it was returned through the bank, marked "No account"—I gave him the receipt pro
<lb/>duced—I had known him previously—we have two businesses; one is a distillery, and the other is for the supply of bar utensils.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known Birch ten or twelve years as a straight
<lb/>forward man and a good customer, also as the proprietor and licensee of the Running Horse some years ago and other houses—I do not remember his being at the Clarendon, but at about that time (in 1898) publicans bought and sold houses for profit—I knew him at the Running Horse last; I do not know what he has been doing since—when he came to buy these things I had not seen him for some years.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040620-name-123" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19040620-name-123" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE TURNER</persName> </hi>. I am a butcher, of 10, White Horse Street, Mayfair—I knew Birch six years ago as the proprietor or landlord of the Running Horse—on October 31st I cashed this cheque for £3 15s. for him, relying on my knowledge of him, but as a precaution I asked him if he knew the people whose names were on the cheque—he said, "Yes"; Mr. Gunning was a very old friend who had paid him money, and Levy was another friend with plenty of money; I cashed the cheque—later that evening I went to the Running Horse and saw Limb—later I saw Birch in another public house about 100 yards from the Running Horse—I paid the cheque into my account—it came back marked "No account"—I wrote to limb, whose address a neighbour had given me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had known Birch about eight years—I never saw Limb in company with Birch.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19040620-name-124" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19040620-name-124" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19040620-name-124" type="surname" value="SEYMOUR"/>
<interp inst="t19040620-name-124" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH SEYMOUR</persName> </hi>. I live at 15, Church Lane, Battersea—I am em
<lb/>ployed by Mi. Alfred Howe, a baker, of 72, Brixton Hill—on October 24th I was selling from my barrow near Howe's shop, when Limb came and asked me to change this cheque for £3 15s., drawn by J. Gunning and payable to F. Limb—I told him I would take it to the shop and see if they would charge it for him—I took it to the shop, where it was cashed—I gave him the cash, deducting 9s. that he owed me—the cheque has been dishonoured—I have not seen Limb since—before I changed the cheque I had seen him pretty often; pretty well every day.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had known Limb as a jobmaster, in business near the Royal Oak, Brixton.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19040620-name-125" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19040620-name-125" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE TOWNSEND</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk to the National Provincial Bank of England, Piccadilly Branch—I do not know Birch, but a person of that name opened an account on October 23rd, 1899—it was closed on March 5th, 1900—the three cheques produced, N 161156-7 and 61160 were in a book issued to Birch; 61160 was the last cheque in the book—two are signed in the name of Gunning—we had no customer of that name—I know Birch's writing—I should say the signature "J. Gunning" is his writing; also the body of the cheques—I do not think the endorsement "F. Limb" is his writing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I believe the endorsements are in the same hand and by the, some person who endorsed this receipt.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19040620-name-126" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19040620-name-126" type="given" value="WILLIAM GEORGE"/>WILLIAM GEORGE PILE</persName> </hi>. I am a licensed victualler, and keep the</p>
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<p>George, Rushton Road, Brixton—I know the prisoners very well—I remember Limb coming about the end of October and asking me to buy half a dozen pint tankards—I asked him where he got them, and to show me the receipt—he showed me the receipt produced—the next day both prisoners came—Birch had the tankards in brown paper—they asked me to buy them; I declined—they left the house together.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Limb showed me the receipt of Loftus Co., the dis
<lb/>tillers—I did not ask him to show the tankards—Limb only asked me to buy the tankards the first day—he had a job yard close by, near the Royal Oak stables—I had known him as a customer for about six months.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I knew Limb as a customer carrying on business as a job-master—I have known him for three years.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19040620-name-128" type="given" value="JOHN EDWARD"/>JOHN EDWARD DIXON</persName> </hi>. I am landlord of the Atlantic, Brixton—in November a parcel was left in the bar—Birch came and opened it in front of me—it contained six tankards and a champagne stand fitted up—he asked me to buy them for £3—when I had finished looking at them Limb came in and said, "Cannot you have a deal? Have a deal if you can"—I told them to take them out again.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known Limb perhaps three years—I know he was a jobmaster—I knew he had the Royal Oak stables—before the Magistrate I said, "Birch claimed a parcel left over the bar."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19040620-name-129" type="given" value="JAMES COBB"/>JAMES COBB PIDGEON</persName> </hi>. I keep the Railway Hotel, Brixton—I remember seeing the tankards and the champagne stand at my house in November—Limb saw me in the passage and asked me if I had seen the pots he had left with me—I said I had not seen any pots—he said they were, in a brown paper parcel—I went into my office, and found a brown paper parcel with these pots and the champagne stand in it—I asked him how he had become possessed of them—he told me he had sold a horse to a retired publican and took these in part exchange—I gave him £3 for them—I told him the champagne stand was no use to me—he said he could not afford to drink champagne—I asked him after I had made the bargain for a receipt, as I could not buy the tankards without one—he produced this receipt, and on the back of it signed his receipt in my presence.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had known him for about, four or five years as a job-master, and I bought several horses from him—he had the Royal Oak stables—the conversation about the tankards was in the afternoon—this receipt that he showed me is from Loftus Co., distillers, for £5 17s. 6d.—the champagne stand is £1 (is. and the tankards £4 13s.—I did not buy the champagne stand; he said, "You can have it"—I noticed the receipt is dated "October" 31, 19—but no year was put—I had never seen Birch.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040620-name-130" type="given" value="JAMES WILLIAM"/>JAMES WILLIAM MONK</persName> </hi>, I am landlord of the Akerman public house,</p>
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<p>Akerman Road, Brixton—in October or the beginning of November Limb Came and asked me to buy some tankards and a champagne stand—I think it was half a dozen tankards—I had known him several years.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had known Limb by his living in Brixton as a job-master for about eight years—he had stables at the Royal Oak—I knew him when he held the White Horse stables, Brixton, before he had the Royal Oak stables.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I had never dealt with him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Sergeant, C.</hi>) I arrested Birch—on May 14th I arrested Limb—I told him who I was, and that I held a warrant for his arrest—I read it to him, and told him I should arrest him for conspiring with Birch in attempting to obtain and obtaining from George Turner, a butcher at Shepherd's Market, £3 15s., and also for a conspiracy with Birch to obtain six plated tankards from Messrs. Loftus, of Tottenham Court Road—he said, "I do not know anything about the———tankards. What another man does, has nothing to do with me. You made a mistake some time ago over the same thing, and locked up one of my chaps"—I do not know what he means by that, "I was not with Birch when he got the money from the butcher. I waited for him in a public house close by; the butcher did not see me"—on May 26th the prisoners were charged together at Marlborough Street police court, and I told them they would both be charged with attempting to obtain and obtaining by means of a worthless cheque £3 15s. from a baker at Brixton Hill—I showed Limb that cheque—he said, "I know nothing about that cheque, I never cashed a cheque with the baker, the cheque you showed me at Brixton police station was cashed by the butcher"—I had shown him a similar cheque.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Limb had not called at the police station to hear what he was wanted for—he was taken to Brixton police station by the Inspec
<lb/>tor, who told him there was a warrant, and that he was wanted, and if he had not gone with the Inspector he would have been taken—I asked him if his name was Limb—I arrested Birch on May 12th and Limb on 14th—there were remands at the Police Court—I was recalled on May 19th and again on the 26th—then he said he knew nothing about the cheque, and never cashed it—there is another cheque cashed with the butcher.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Limb's statement, before the Magistrate:</hi> "I know nothing about these cheques being wrong; the first cheque I received from him was in part payment of carriage hire, and as that cheque was not returned I thought it was all right. Shortly afterwards I met him (
<hi rend="italic">Birch</hi>) by chance, and he asked me to accompany him to his old shop, the public house which he used to be the licensee of in Mayfair, and I did so, and he left me waiting there a short time. That must have been when he was getting rid of the cheque of Loftus, but I know nothing of that, and I am perfectly innocent as to all these cheques. I was not with him when he got the pewter.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Limb, in his defence on oath, said that Birch whom he knew as a publican, owed him</hi> 50
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">and gave him the cheque for</hi> £3 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">to change and doubt his debt, and as he himself was a jobmaster Birch asked him to dispose of the articles for which he had no further use, showing him the receipt, and that</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">he handed him the</hi> £3
<hi rend="italic">he received for them, but got nothing out of the Tran
<lb/>sactions.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, June</hi> 21
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1904.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before J. A. Rentoul, Esq., K.C.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—Schneider, when arrested, said, "Me not steal anything"—he made no further answer to the charge that I could under
<lb/>stand, as he spoke most of the time in German—at Snow Hill police station., when charged, he said, "Why for am I here?" meaning in the dock—he said he was in company with Leeck, who was going to his address to translate some papers which he had in his possession relative to a patent fire lighter—he gave his correct address.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective.</hi>) I was with Greenslade about 12.30 p.m. on June 6th in Cheapside, and I saw the prisoners whom I suspected, as they were looking at name plates—we followed them down into Gresham Street, when they returned into Aldersgate Street—at Aldersgate Street Churchyard Leeck joined a third man, and Schneider walked round the gardens—the third man left and Schneider joined Leeck—they went up Aldersgate Street for 200 yards, when they split up, Leeck going on in front, Schneider following about 10 yards behind—Leeck stopped three or four times and looked into shop windows; Schneider would join him and enter into conversation for a second or two, when Leeck went on in front again—they went as far as No. 141, when Leeck came back to No. 146, occupied by Messrs. Rushbrooke—Schneider followed and stood on the kerb—after a couple of minutes Leeck came out hurriedly and walked past Schneider, who turned round three or four times towards the door of No. 146, and joined Leeck higher up the road—they went into a courtway, where Leeck showed Schneider something under his coat—they then went to the Bank, where they got on an omnibus—I sat behind them, and saw Leeck again show Schneider something under his coat—I stood up and looking over his shoulder, saw this parcel (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) in a large pocket he had inside his overcoat.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Schneider, in a written statement, said that he had gone to Leeck to ask him to translate—some German papers with reference to a patent for a fire lighter that he had taken out; that Leeck, whilst accompanying him to his (Schneider's) house, had said that he wanted to see his master with reference to some work, and on reaching No.</hi> 146,
<hi rend="italic">Aldersgate Street had gone up, whilst he waited outside; that on Leech's coming out he said that he had got some work to do down at the West End, bat that he (Schneider) had persuaded him to go home with him to translate his papers: that they had got on a 'bus at the Bank, and he asked Leeck where his work was; that Leeck had opened his coat, and had shown him a brown paper parcel.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">the prisoner.</hi>) I have been a lady's tailor in London for twenty-five years, and have known Schneider for about ten or twelve days, having been introduced to him in a coffee shop—on June 6th, the day I was arrested, he came to my house and asked me to translate some</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not know that he has been previously convicted.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">then</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony on June</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1903,
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19040620-503-offence-1 t19040620-name-147"/>Frederick Hollo
<lb/>way</persName>, with intent to maim him.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. A. GILL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19040620-name-148" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK HOLLOWAY</persName> </hi> (177
<hi rend="italic">C.</hi>) At 8 p.m. on May 21st I was regu
<lb/>lating the traffic at the junction of Cranbourn Street and St. Martin's Lane—I noticed the prisoner quarelling with a man outside the Cranbourn public house—I went up to him and told him to go away and leave the old man alone—he said, "All right guv'nor, I will go," and he went up St. Martin's Lane—I returned to the point where I was on duty—about fifteen minutes afterwards I was regulating the Traffic, and, turning round suddenly, I was struck a violent blow by the prisoner with a knife on my forehead—I closed with him and threw him to the ground—while struggling he transferred the knife from his right to his left hand, and tried to stab me again, when another constable came up—he was overpowered and taken to the station—I was taken to the hospital, and was attended to by the divisional surgeon the next day.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> When I came across to you to the public house I did not shove you from behind on to your hands and knees.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040620-name-149" type="given" value="PERCY"/>PERCY CARPENTER</persName> </hi> (420
<hi rend="italic">C.</hi>) About 8 p.m. on May 21st I was walking down St. Martin's Lane, when I saw Holloway standing in the middle of the road regulating the traffic, and the prisoner standing by his side—I saw the prisoner strike Holloway, and I went up and saw blood coming from Holloway's forehead—I saw a knife in the prisoner's right hand, which, after the first blow, he passed to his left hand, but before he could</p>
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<p>strike a second time I knocked him down—I held him to the ground until two other policemen came and took him to the station—he had been drinking, but he was not drunk.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040620-name-150" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD JONES</persName> </hi> (399
<hi rend="italic">C.</hi>) On May 21st, in the evening, I was in the Charing Cross Road, when I saw a crowd at the corner of Cranbourn Street—on going up I found the prisoner lying on the ground, struggling with Carpenter—Holloway culled out, "I have been stabbed"—on asking Carpenter if he had got the prisoner safely he replied "Yes," and I took Holloway to the hospital—I took the knife from the prisoner's left hand.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040620-name-151" type="given" value="PERCY JAMES"/>PERCY JAMES EDMUNDS</persName> </hi>. I am Divisional Surgeon of Police at 5, Great Marlborough Street—on May 21st, at 8.45 p.m., I examined Holloway at Vine Street Police Station, and found him suffering from a wound an inch loner in his forehead above the left eye. and down to the bone, which had been temporarily dressed at the hospital, stuffed with some antiseptic gauze—it was a wound which would probably be done by such a knife as this (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—when probed it passed from the left to the right of the patient, as if it were done with the assailant's right band—the helmet had a corresponding cut in it, and I should think it must have been a powerful blow to cut through the helmet and down to the bone in that way—if it had gone an inch lower down it would have blinded his eye, and if it had gone a little to one side it would have perforated the thin part of the skull and gone into the brain, and would have killed him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, said that he was standing outside the Cran
<lb/>bourn public house, quarrelling with another man, when Holloway ordered him away and pushed him down, and he went away; that twenty minutes afterwards he was coming down St. Martin's Lane, eating bread and cheese with a penknife; that on seeing Holloway in the middle of the road he went up and asked him what he had pushed him down for; that their legs got en
<lb/>twined, and that Holloway fell over on top of him, his forehead accidentally meeting the blade of the knife.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19040620-503-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner was stated to he a violent man when drunk.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">BENJAMIN FISHER</hi> (50)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19040620-name-153" type="given" value="DE"/>MR. DE MICHELE</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended, and the evidence was interpreted where necessary.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19040620-name-154" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY ABRAMSON</persName> </hi>. I carry on business as a dairyman, and live at 1.19, Jubilee Street—in May the prisoner was in my employment as a clerk—I dealt with the Great Western and Metropolitan Dairy, whom I owed £4 6s. 6d.—on May 19th I handed the prisoner a cheque for that amount to that company to be sent by post to them (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—shortly after, the prisoner left my service—I made inquiries at the Great Western and Metropolitan Dairy—the cheque was not given to me, but was handed to the detective who was sent to the Bank—I do not recognise whose handwriting the endorsement is in—I have never seen the prisoner write.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I came to London at the end of March; 1903—the</p>
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<p>prisoner had already been a few years in London—I had never known him abroad—I proposed to him to start a milk business—I do not know that the invoices were sent out. in the name of Fisher: I do not understand English, and I loft it entirely to him—I do not know anything about this invoice bearing the prisoner's name (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—I sent out my own invoices, but I have not got any of them here—I know the prisoner lived at 35, Clark Street, where I had my meals—I have gone under a Yiddish name, meaning Duck—my real name is Hyam Pickles—I remember giving the cheque to the prisoner at 35, Clark Street—we were alone at the time—he put on his glasses to read it—he did not say, "The company will not accept this," and I did not say, "It will be all right; I cannot alter it, and it would be a pity to lose a penny stamp. You can write the company's name on the back of the cheque. The cheque is not crossed; you can pay them the money when you get the cheque cashed"—the prisoner did not write the name of the company on the cheque then—when the prisoner left he demanded one week's wages, which I paid him—he did not say he was entitled to £12 for wages and commission—I received a solicitor's letter, saying if I did not pay the prisoner £12 proceedings would be taken.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi> I never had this £4 6s. 6d. in cash—he worked for me—he had no right to receive cheques in the business—I paid him £1 on his leaving, the sum that he demanded.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19040620-name-155" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY SIMMS</persName> </hi>. I am a cashier of the International Bank of London, at 10, Leman Street, Whitechapel, and live at 77, Melbourne Grove, East Dulwich—Abramson has an account with us—I believe the prisoner came with him to open the account—I cashed this cheque (
<hi rend="italic">Pro
<lb/>duced</hi>)—I cannot swear that the cheque was presented by the prisoner—to the best of my recollection it was already endorsed when paid in.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It is extremely difficult to recollect everybody who presents cheques.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19040620-name-156" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19040620-name-156" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19040620-name-156" type="surname" value="GIBBS"/>
<interp inst="t19040620-name-156" type="given" value="HENRY ADAMS"/>HENRY ADAMS GIBBS</persName> </hi>. I live at 24, Leamington Road Villas, Bays
<lb/>water, and am the cashier of the Great Western and Metropolitan Dairy Company. Limited—Abramson is a customer of the company now, but he was not in May—the prisoner owed us £4 6s. 6d., which has been paid since this prosecution—the officials of the company are the only people authorised to endorse cheques.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The £4 6s. 6d. was paid by somebody on the prisoner's behalf a few days after the case came on at the police court, and credit was given to him, whom we had looked to for payment—credit was not given to the name of Abramson or Duck.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19040620-name-157" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19040620-name-157" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19040620-name-157" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK GIRDLER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective H.</hi>) On May 31st, at 10 p.m., I saw the prisoner detained at Arbour Square Police Station—I told him he would be charged with forging and uttering a cheque for £4 6s. 6d., he said, "I am his servant. He paid me £1 a week. It was an open cheque, and I could do what I liked with it"—he was detained over night and on the charge being read over to him he said, "Yes, I under
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> As far as I have been able to ascertain, he is a re
<lb/>spectable man.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence on oath, said that he was clerk to the prosecutor, and that all the milk was ordered and paid for in his own name; that the prosecutor had handed him a cheque for</hi> £4 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">in part payment of an account owing by him to the Dairy Company; that he had said that the com
<lb/>pany would not take cheques; that the prosecutor had said, It is an open cheque; you can take it; it is a pity to waste a penny stamp. You can endorse it and draw the money and pay the money in cash to the com
<lb/>pany, that he did not pay it to the company as there was another </hi>15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">owing; that he asked the prosecutor for it: that he was waiting to have it paid to him, so that he could pay the whole amount in at once; that he had since the proceedings paid the</hi> £4 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>. 6
<hi rend="italic">d. to the company, and that he had instructed his solicitors to write to the prosecutor, asking for £12 which was owing to him for wages and commission.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19040620-name-158" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19040620-name-158" type="surname" value="NOWICK"/>
<interp inst="t19040620-name-158" type="given" value="SOLOMON"/>SOLOMON NOWICK</persName> </hi>. I live at 35, Clark Street, where the prisoner and his wife have been living, and where the prosecutor used to have his meals—I remember the prosecutor coming on May 19th and handing a cheque for £4 6s. 6d. to the prisoner, saying, "Here is the cheque for the milk I owe you for"—the prisoner said, "I cannot accept this cheque, because the company wants cash," to which the prosecutor replied, "It is a pity to lose the stamp. You write on the other side the company's name, and as the bank knows you, you can go and get the money and send it in cash"—they spoke in Yiddish—Mrs. Fisher was in the room at the time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was spoken to about my evidence before the hearing before the Magistrate—I was not called on that occasion.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MRS. FISHER</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Interpreted.</hi>) I am the prisoner's wife, and live with him at 35, Clark Street, Whitechapel, where the prosecutor used to come and have his meals—I remember him coming on May 19th and handing my husband a cheque, who said, "They will not accept this cheque; they do not want no City cheques. I want money, cash"—the prosecutor said, "I cannot give you no cash now; I have not got any. You are well known in the bank. Sign the company's name on the back, and the bank will give you the cash, and you can settle it with the cash."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was in the Court when the prisoner was tried before the Magistrate—I was not called.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner received a good character.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, June</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1904.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Grantham.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRANTHAM</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COHEN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The evidence was interpreted where necessary.</hi>)</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19040620-name-161" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY WOODLEY</persName> </hi> (343
<hi rend="italic">H.</hi>)
<hi rend="italic">Produced and proved a plan of the Prince Regent public house.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">H.</hi>) About midnight on May 27th I was in St. George's in the East—I heard shouts of "Police"—I saw several men outside the Prince Regent, amongst them the prisoner and the deceased—the latter shouted, "That man has stabbed me," and pointed to the prisoner, who said, "I have done it; you can lock me up"—I saw the blade of a knife protruding from the deceased's temple—the prisoner handed the handle of a knife to another constable—the deceased was taken to the police station, and then to the hospital—when the prisoner was charged he did not say anything.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner was very excited.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19040620-name-163" type="given" value="HERMAN"/>HERMAN BALCAN</persName> </hi>. I am house surgeon at the London Hospital, and was present when the deceased was admitted about 1 a.m. on Saturday, May 28th—he was very pale, but conscious—he was lying on a couch, and from his left temple was protruding the end of this knife blade—he smelled of drink, but from his speech I concluded that he was not then drunk—the receiving room officer tried to remove the blade, but was unsuccessful—I had to perform an operation to remove it—it was about 2 1/2 inches in the head—I had to cut the bone away, and the blade was pulled out with very great difficulty—the bone was trepanned to see where the hemorrhage was—there must have been a hard push to make it go in as far as it did—I had to get two of my assistants to hold the head, and then I got it with a strong pair of forceps—they slipped off it twice before I could get it out—this (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) is a piece of the bone which was cut out with the circular saw—the blade passed the skull bone—after it had gone through the bone there would be no resistance—the deceased was becoming comatose when we started the operation about 2 a.m.—we had to give him an anaesthetic—he did not recover consciousness after the operation, but died about 1 p.m.—the cause of death was hemorrhage into the brain, caused by this knife severing the vessels in the brain.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was the operator—my first attempt to pull the blade out was unsuccessful—I used what we call lion forceps—there were three misses altogether, one by the receiving room officer and two by myself—nobody touched the wound but myself and the dressers, who swabbed the blood away—the two pulls at the blade would not interfere with the deceased's condition in any way. because it did not move—a man who had an accident or a wound of this sort would have a shock—s a rule shock would sober a man—I cannot say what the deceased's condition was before I saw him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19040620-name-164" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19040620-name-164" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19040620-name-164" type="surname" value="JONES"/>
<interp inst="t19040620-name-164" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS JONES</persName> </hi>. I am divisional surgeon at Leman Street, and am the first medical witness who saw the deceased, which was about 12.30 a.m. on May 28th—he had a blade in his temple, which was bleeding when I saw him—he was conscious and in a semi-dazed condition, which was due to the knife in his brain—I cannot say if he was under the influence of drink or not: he could answer questions—he suggested walking to the hospital, but I saw his serious condition, and suggested an ambulance—the prisoner had a recent swelling over his right eye, not a very large one—he had blood on his left hand, and there was mud on both hands, which might be consistent with his having been knocked down in a struggle—</p>
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<p>a fist or any contact would have caused the swelling—the blood on his hands was from some external source, and not from a wound on the prisoner himself—it may have come from the deceased's temple—the prisoner was apparently sober.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was not at the hospital at all; I know nothing of the operation.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19040620-name-165" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19040620-name-165" type="given" value="ERNEST"/>ERNEST BOEDEKER</persName> </hi>. I am a coffee house keeper—the prisoner and the deceased lodged at my house for about six weeks in the same bedroom—they had separate beds—on May 27th I went with the prisoner to the Prince Regent—we went into the public bar about nine o'clock—the prisoner had some lager beer—I think he had some ginger beer some time between 9 and 11 p.m., but I am not sure—the deceased was in the public house before nine o'clock; he talked to me in the public bar—I did not see what he had to drink—he and the deceased were talking together on good terms—I heard no quarrel or angry words between them—I was in the bar the whole time, from 9 p.m. until the prisoner and the deceased went out—there were many other people there—I saw the deceased try to speak with the prisoner over the partition, the prisoner then being in the private bar and the deceased in the public bar—the deceased knocked the prisoner's cap off by leaning over the partition—the deceased came round into the private bar—he wanted to open the door which is over the partition—when he came into the private bar he called the prisoner names, caught him by his waistcoat, and said, "You scoundrel!"—I did not hear any more angry words—there was a struggle between them; the deceased threw the prisoner to the ground—after he got up he stayed in the private bar, and the deceased went again into the public bar—they had some words, and deceased said, "I will catch you when you come out"—the landlord said in English, "If you want to fight go outside"—I only guessed what he said—I went outside with the prisoner and someone else—I passed the deceased as I went out—who said, "I am not afraid of you both"; he meant the prisoner and Kornigsdorf—the deceased came out directly after us—he caught the prisoner at once, and they had a scuffle—the prisoner fell down—I tried to push the deceased away, and in the meantime the prisoner got up—while he was doing so he hit the deceased with his hand on his temple—I could not see if he had anything in his hand—the deceased came to me and said, "I have got a knife in my temple; take it out"—the prisoner was standing by—I went to take the knife out—I saw some blood in my hand, and I went to the public house to try and get a rag to put round my finger—neither the prisoner nor the deceased were sober—I had been to another public house with the prisoner that evening, where he had a drink—he had lent me the knife during the evening—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I knew both the prisoner and the deceased; they were both my tenants—when the deceased first knocked off the prisoner's cap the prisoner did not do anything to him—the deceased called the prisoner a bastard—I knew what that meant—when the deceased threw the prisoner to the floor, the prisoner did not do anything except get up and go into the private bar again—he did not hit the deceased—when the</p>
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<p>deceased said, "I will catch you when you come out," the prisoner said, "I am not afraid of you"—the deceased was a great, big, strong fellow about two inches bigger than the prisoner—he was a quarrelsome man—the prisoner tried all the time to avoid him—he is a very nice man; he never quarrelled with anybody, and is very industrious—he is a baker—I have never seen him drunk.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The prisoner and the deceased were not drunk.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040620-name-166" type="given" value="MAX"/>MAX KORNIGSDORF</persName> </hi>. I am an hotel porter, and was at the Prince Regent on this Friday night—the deceased was looking over the partition at the prisoner—somebody shut the door, and the deceased came inside the private bar and knocked the prisoner down—the deceased called the prisoner a swindler and a bastard—he went back to the public bar and said to the prisoner, "Wait till you come outside"—the prisoner called the deceased a b——in German, and said, "I am not frightened of a man like you." and added that the deceased had wanted him to go on the bed the night before—they were quiet then—the prisoner shortly afterwards left the public house, going by the deceased, who did not say anything to him. but told me that if I wanted to take the prisoner's part I could do so, as he was not frightened of both of us—outside, the deceased stopped the prisoner and said, "Do you moan to call me that name?" and knocked him down—he got up and attacked the deceased, but I did not see what with, because it was done so quick.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The deceased wanted to fight the prisoner—I had shown no desire to take the prisoner's part—I have known the deceased for two years—he was a very bad man; he started fighting everybody—I have known the prisoner about six weeks; he is a very quiet man; I do not know if he drinks.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040620-name-167" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES SODERBERG</persName> </hi>. I keep the Prince Regent—the prisoner and the deceased were in my house on Friday, May 27th—I was in the bar only part of the time that they were there—they were talking rather loud in German, but I am a Swede, and did not understand what they said—I said if there was any quarrelling they must go outside—shortly afterwards the prisoner and his friends went out—I said to the deceased, "Stop a minute or two and let them go"—I wanted him not to go out directly, but he insisted upon doing so.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When I said, "You had better go out if you want to quarrel,"I referred to both parties—it was the deceased who was the most quarrelsome—I had seen both of them—they always behaved all right in my house—I know nothing of them away from my house.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi>) I am potman at the Prince Regent—I saw the whole of this disturbance from 9 p.m.—I cannot say who began it—I knew the deceased by sight—I saw him jump over the partition and say something to the prisoner in a foreign language—I thought it was something nasty, but I do not know what it was—the prisoner said something in reply—the deceased got hold of the prisoner's shoulder and pulled him to the ground—I do not think the prisoner was in an excited condition—he did not retaliate—the row was continued in German—I did not hear any bad language in English—my master told</p>
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<lb/>lowed—my master tried to stop the deceased from going out, but he rushed after the prisoner; he was excited then—I did not see what happened outside.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi>) I have known the prisoner and the deceased by sight for six weeks—I was in the Prince Regent on this occasion—the deceased began the disturbance—the prisoner did not want to have any quarrel—the deceased forced himself into the prisoner's compartment and called him a bastard, swindler, and something else—he knocked him down, and the prisoner did nothing in return—the deceased was a fine, big, strong man, much stronger than the prisoner.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">H.</hi>) I was on duty in St. George's on this Friday night—I heard a row, and saw some scuffling—I went up, and the deceased said, "I have been stabbed by this man," pointing to the prisoner, who said, "I have done it; lock me up"—he appeared to be sober—I took the deceased to the station, and he was subsequently sent to the hospital—in the waiting room at the station the prisoner said, "We live in the same room together; one night he tried to * * *; I had a row with him last night. I was in a public house in the Highway when he came into another bar; he made a face at me and struck me; I went outside, he came out after me, and struck me again; he was a bigger man than me; I hit him in the head with my knife"—that was said by the prisoner quite voluntarily—he saw me take it down—the deceased was a trifle bigger than the prisoner.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective.</hi>) I saw the prisoner at Thames police court a day or two after the assault, and told him the deceased was dead, and he would be charged with wilful murder—he replied, "I did not mean to kill him; I only meant to stop him"—he was charged, and made the same reply.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence on oath, said that he had known the deceased for nine years; that he was always friendly with him; that the only quarrel between them was because the deceased wished to act indecently; that on the</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th in the publichouse the deceased called him names, and knocked his cap off; that when they got outside the deceased knocked him down, and hit him on his eye and nose; that he (the prisoner) got cross and took out his knife to stop him; that he was frightened of the deceased, as he was a very strong man, but only meant to frighten him.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">under great provocation.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, June</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1904.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">jumped</hi> into a temper and said, "I have got an old sore against you," and hit me in the face with his fist—I went to hit him, Riley got in the way, and I hit him by accident—I apologised to Riley, but he hit me on the left eye, and we had a bit of a tussle in the tap room, then we shook hands—I then went to the bar and saw the prisoner as I went through to go out at the back—he had left the tap room during the fight, and was standing with his back to the bar, facing me—I had both hands in my trousers pockets—I said to him, "Let's have a drink, Billy, and say no more about it"—he
<hi rend="italic">drawed</hi> his hand from his pocket and said, "Take that, you bastard!" striking me, and I remember no more till I found myself at the German Hospital—I did not see anything in his hand—(
<hi rend="italic">Witness's deposition read:</hi> "He had a glass in his hand")—I never see anything—I did not hit him—my eye has been taken out—it is not true to say that my brother and I set about him with pots; the pots had been cleared out.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> It is untrue to say, "When the other two men were going for a fight I thought they were only larking; he laughed at me and said. 'What's the matter with you?' I said, 'Nothing.' He said, 'You remember down at the back of the Tyson?' I said, 'Yes, that is over two years ago.' He said, 'Do you know you wanted to fight me?' I said, 'Yes.' He said, 'Will you have a fight now?' I said, 'No.' He said, 'You are easy for me.' That meant he could beat me, I said, 'I should think so, looking at the difference between the two.' He hit me then. I said, 'I know I am going to have it, Bill,' and I stopped the blow with my arm. He made another hit, and hit Riley."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">jangling</hi>, and the prisoner made a dash at my brother—Riley got in the way, and he hit Riley accidentally—Riley said, "Don't forget you struck me"—my brother said it was an accident, and said, "Charlie, I have not had a row with you for a thousand</p>
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<p>years"—Riley hit my brother and another man named Webb—after fighting they made it up—the prisoner disappeared, and while there was some more
<hi rend="italic">jangling</hi> he came back into the tap room and said, "You hit me now, you big b——; I'll show you what I will do"—all of a sudden he disappeared again—my brother said, "Come on, let's drop this and go and have a drink"—I stayed behind—my brother went out of the bar—I heard a scuffling, saw my brother with his hands to his face, and the prisoner, leaning with his back against the bar, looking at him—I said, "What are you doing here?"—the prisoner said, "Do you want some?" and rushed at me—I closed with him, and both of us fell to the ground—he struck me with something sharp, all over the head, and the blood began to flow—I managed to stagger up—I felt sinking, and I remember no more—I managed to keep my feet till I got outside—I got to my brother and pulled him after me—he was smothered with blood—when I got home the doctor stitched my wounds—my home is about five minutes' walk from the public house—afterwards I went to the German Hospital—I was an in patient from that Saturday till Sunday, June 12th—I have not been able to work since from weakness—I am still treated at the hospital; I have to go there to-night—I am told I shall be some time before I recover—we were sober.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My brother did not say when you were down, "Go on, Alfred, stick it into him."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When you came in with the glass I went out; I never saw you strike the Eatons with it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police Constable.</hi>) On June 4th I went into the tap room of the Duke of Wellington about 8 p.m.—I picked up these pieces of broken glass from the floor in the far corner—they were smeared with blood.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">J.R.</hi>) I arrested the prisoner in Kingsland High Street on June 4th, about two hours after the assault—I told him I was looking for him—he said, "All right, governor"—I said, "I shall take you into custody for assaulting two men in Arcola Street"—he said, "All right; I know that, governor; they hit me with a pot. and I hit them with a glass back"—I saw no bleeding or injury.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence on oath, said thai he was attacked and kicked, and what he did was in self defence against stronger men.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19040620-name-187" type="given" value="EDWARD LEWIS"/>EDWARD LEWIS DAVIS</persName> </hi>. I am manager of Saqui Lawrence, jewellers, 97, Fleet Street—the prisoners came into the shop on May 21st—they were strangers—Wiedakowch said, "I should like to see some rings about £5 or £6"—I took a tray of jewellery from the window and put it before the prisoners on the counter—Wiedakowch said he would like one or two of the ruby and diamond rings on the tray, but they looked rather more than he wished to go to—one was marked £8 15s. in plain figures—he asked if I could let him have a sapphire instead of a ruby—I said he could have it—he asked me what the extra charge would be—I said, "No extra charge"—he gave me back the ring, and I put the tray back in the window—Tachard was by his side looking at the rings—no one else was in the shop on the public side of the counter—I got another tray out of the window—Hans said, "I should prefer to look at the others again," and I got it out again and put the other back—then he said, "I should like to have a magnifying glass to look at that diamond ruby ring"—I gave him a glass, and he took the ring and glass to the door to look at the stone, and brought it back to the counter—he explained that one diamond seemed rather dirty—he wished me to look at it through the magnifying glass—I took the glass and examined the ring as best I could—it was not dirty—after I had used the glass I noticed two rings were missing from the tray—both men were in front of the counter—then Tachard examined two rings at the door—he came back to the counter and put one marked £2 17s. 6d. and an imitation of a 7 guinea ring back on the tray—I only noticed the imitation when I wiped the tray—I noticed the gold foil at the back of the stone—this is the sham ring, and this the original I missed—it is a three-stone ring, and of a slightly different shape—I put the tray in the window with the imitation ring on the tray—I got another tray of rings out after that—I called my boy to fetch a constable—the prisoners looked at the rings on the other tray, and Wiedakowch said they were rather dear, that they had not sufficient money, but would call another day—Tachard, before the constable arrived, wished to be searched in the shop, and in front of the policeman—the three of us went to Bridewell Police Station, and I charged them with stealing the ring—on their being searched this genuine ring was found on Wiedakowch in the lining of his overcoat, where it had gone from the right-hand pocket—that ring was on one of the trays before the prisoners came into the shop—it has on it a number and a private mark.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Tachard.</hi> I saw you put the imitation ring in the tray.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040620-name-188" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR SHERLOCK</persName> </hi>. I have never seen these men before—I have been subpœnaed to come here—I am engaged by Messrs. Highlands, of Cheap
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<interp inst="t19040620-name-189" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM WORDLEY</persName> </hi>. I am the son of Mr. Wordley, a jeweller, of Cannon Street, and assist him in the business—I saw the prisoners about the</p>
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<hi rend="italic">City.</hi>) On May 21st a little before 4 p.m., I was called to 97 Fleet Street I saw the prisoner. standing in the shop—the manager said, "I shall give these two men into custody for stealing a diamond ring"—I asked for an explanation he said the men came to purchase a ring; he showed me the sham ring in the tray, and said the prisoners put it there—I think he said one of them put it there—both prisoners pleaded innocence, and very much wanted to be searched—each said, "You may search me here now. or take me to a private room and search me"—I said, "That is not a matter to be done here: if you are charged you will be taken to the station and searched in the usual way"—they were taken to the station and searched—on Tachard were found several letters and ten pawn tickets, a sham diamond ring, a sham lady's pendant, and 8s. 7 1/2 d., a pair of glasses, and a key: and on Wiedakowch a sham ring and a metal chain, a scarf pin. two pawn tickets, a watch and chain, a case. 4s. 11d. in money, and in the lining of his overcoat near a hole in the right hand pocket was this diamond ring, which was identified by Mr. Davis as his property—when it was found Wiedakowch said to Tachard, "You must have put that in my pocket"—Tachard gesticulated "No."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners' statement before the Magistrate. Tachard said:</hi> "I am innocent. I do not know Wiedakowch. I only knew him for two weeks. I met him on Saturday afternoon very casually. and he told me he wanted to buy a cheap ring for his father, so we proceeded to that shop. He saw several rings, and I did as well, and I looked at two rings, one at £2 17s.6d. and the other at £4 10s., which two I put back again after a few minutes. After two or three other minutes the shopman called in the police, without my knowing for what. At the police station Wiedakowch expressed his regret for me being in trouble on his account. I knew him as a respectable person, and I did not suspect before going into the shop that he had a bad intention."
<hi rend="italic">Wiedakowch said:</hi> "This man had nothing to do with this thing. I was in the shop to buy a ring, to pay some money on it if I liked it, and to take the ring after a few days when I got the money from my home. He showed me dear rings. He showed me a ring I liked, but it was too much money. I saw another like it. It was nearly the same. After he took a ring out I put one back. I did not know which it was, and I put the other in my pocket, and then he called in the police, and I did not know what for. I asked to be searched in the shop, because I thought I had my own ring in my pocket. I had three minutes to put the ring back out of my pocket if I had known it was not mine. When the ring was found on me I was astonished."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Tachard, in his defence on oath, repeated in substance his statement, and added that he had bought some cheap jewellery, three rings for</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">and a brooch, which accounted for them being found on him.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Wiedakowch. in his defence, repeated his statement, and added that it was all a mistake.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19040620-507-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.†
<hi rend="italic">Wiedakowch was then charged with having been convicted of felony at Eastbourne on July</hi> 18
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1902,
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<hi rend="italic">Eastbourne Police.</hi>) I was present at the East
<lb/>bourne Borough Sessions on July 18th, 1902, when Hans Wiedakowch was convicted of stealing a gold ring from a bedroom where he was lodging, and sentenced toa month's hard labour—I arrested him on July 10th—he was taken before the Magistrate, and remanded seven days—I took him to Lewes by train, and handed him over to the Governor of the gaol—he was brought up by the warders on July 18th—I took him to Lewes Gaol after his conviction—I produce his photograph—the prisoner Wiedakowch is the man I arrested.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Wiedakowch.</hi> It is not true; I am innocent.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.*†
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday and Thursday, June</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">nd and</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 904.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted:</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<interp inst="t19040620-name-197" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CHAPPEL</persName> </hi>. I am an attendant at the Tivoli Music Hall, and live at 58, Russell Gardens, Lambeth—they are model dwellings—I live there with a man named Lewington—on May 21st I came back with "him and two other friends, Burrill and Burgess—when we entered the house we saw a woman on the ground floor—we asked her what she was doing—she then went away—we went up stairs—I saw the prisoner—he was asked by Lewington what he was doing there, and was told to clear out"—the prisoner then used filthy language—I told him if he did not clear out I should ask them to put him out—he used more filthy language, and I was struck in the eye with some instrument—he then ran down stairs—I followed him—there was a recess at the bottom, and as I passed, the prisoner stabbed me in the back—I staggered against the wall, and then received some more stabs—Lewington came down and got hold of the prisoner and pushed him away—I became very weak—the prisoner went. out and met the same woman—we followed him and gave him into custody—I was taken to the hospital, where I remained eight days—I am now able to work.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I still feel weak, but am getting better—the prisoner did not attack me until he was spoken to—when I caught him I did not notice that he had a black eye—there was some blood on his hands when we got to the station—I have never seen him before.</p>
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<interp inst="t19040620-name-198" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM LEWINGTON</persName> </hi>. I am a music hall artist, and live at 58. Russell Gardens, Lambeth—I accompanied Chappel, Burrill, and Burgess on May 22nd—in the passage of our dwelling I saw a woman and heard someone running up stairs—I told the woman to clear out—I went up stairs and saw the prisoner—I asked him what he was doing there—he said, "I live here"—I said, "You don't, nothing of the kind; you clear out"—he used bad language, and Chappel said, "If you don't go I shall put you out"—the prisoner struck Chap pel in the face, and I saw blood—he ran down stairs, Chappel after him—I
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I think the prisoner went up stairs to go through the roof door—I do not suggest he was waiting on the staircase to attack us—until we spoke he had not said a word—I did not see that he had a black eye when arrested—he said he had his hands cut,.</p>
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