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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, October 17th, 1904, and following days.</p>
<p>Before the Right Hon.
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-1" type="given" value="JAMES THOMSON"/>SIR JAMES THOMSON RITCHIE</persName> </hi>, Bart.,
<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; the Hon. Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN CHARLES BIGHAM</hi> and the Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-2" type="given" value="CHARLES JOHN"/>CHARLES JOHN DARLING</persName> </hi>, two of the Justices of His Majesty's High Court; Sir
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-3" type="given" value="REGINALD"/>REGINALD HANSON</persName> </hi>, Bart., M.A, LL. D, F.S.A.; Sir
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-4" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER WILKIN</persName> </hi>. K.C.M.G., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">FORMAT FULTON</hi>, Knight, K.C., Recorder of the said City;
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-5" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN POUND</persName> </hi>, Esq., Sir
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-6" type="given" value="GEORGE WYATT"/>GEORGE WYATT TRUSCOTT</persName> </hi>, Knight,
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS BOOR CROSBY</hi>, Esq., M.D., and
<hi rend="smallCaps">W.
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-7" type="given" value="MURRAY"/>MURRAY GUTHRIE</persName> </hi>, Esq., M.P., other of the Aldermen of the said City;
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-8" type="surname" value="ALBERT"/>
<interp inst="t19041017-name-8" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>Frederick Albert</persName>
<hi rend="smallCaps">BOSANQUET</hi>, Esq., K.C., Common Serjeant of the said City; and
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-9" type="given" value="JAMES ALEXANDER"/>JAMES ALEXANDER RENTOUL</persName> </hi>, Esq., K.C., M.P., LL. D., Deputy Judge of the City of London Court, His Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery, holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-10" type="given" value="THOMAS VEZEY"/>THOMAS VEZEY STRONG</persName> </hi>, Esq., Alderman.</p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-11" type="given" value="GEORGE JOSEPH"/>GEORGE JOSEPH WOODMAN</persName> </hi>, Esq., J.P.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-12" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS HOWSE</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-13" type="given" value="ANDREW WILLIAM"/>ANDREW WILLIAM TIMBRELL</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. TWELFTH 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, October</hi> 17
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1904.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19041017-735-offence-1 t19041017-name-19"/>Anthony O'Curry</persName> from his person, </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Twenty months' hard labour.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Twelve months' hard labour.</hi> </rs>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19041017-3-offence-1 t19041017-name-23"/>William Mead Perrott</persName> a piece of black serge with intent to defraud:</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Nine months' hard labour</hi> </rs>.—
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<interp inst="t19041017-4-offence-3" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>to forging and uttering an order for the payment of £75 with intent to defraud.</rs> (
<hi rend="italic">See page</hi> 940.)
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<hi rend="italic">Nine months in the Second Division on each indictment, to run concurrently</hi> </rs>.—
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<hi rend="italic">to find two sureties in</hi> £50
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, October</hi> 17
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1904.</p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-37" type="given" value="MARGARET ELIZABETH"/>MARGARET ELIZABETH DACRE</persName> </hi>. I am now living at 87. Catherine Road, East Ham—I formerly lived at 537, Victoria Road, Melbourne, where I supported myself by teaching music up to the spring of this year—I was a widow—my name was Liddle—I inserted an advertisement in the
<hi rend="italic">Melbourne Age</hi>, and through that got into correspondence with the prisoner about May this year—I also met him in Melbourne; be gave the name of Ernest John Dacre—he said he was a photographer and importer, and that he had remittances of £140 a year from his estate in England, that he was born in Stepney, that his father was an officer in the Army, and was the owner of an estate in Gloucestershire worth £16,000, from which his mother was receiving an income, that he was two removes from the title of Baron Dacre, and was related to the Brandts, the Governor of New South Wales, that he had been an officer in the Army, and had got into debt to the extent of £11.000, and so had cut off his entail, but that his brothers were dead and the property would come to him—after a time I told him I was alone in the world and in delicate health—he asked me if I desired to get married, and professed to be very fond of me—at first he said we would get married and go to</p>
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<p>Sydney, and he wrote to Sydney, but he changed his mind and said he wanted to go to England, as his family was there and his mother was dying, and that he was in a delicate state of health—I told him I had advanced £400 on mortgage on a house in Brunswick, and that I had £140 or £150 in the Savings Bank, and two other loans amounting to about £100 on a promisory note and a bill of sale—he said of course I must dispose of my property, and he put advertisements in the newspapers—I paid for the advertisements—the marriage was fixed for June 28th, about a fort
<lb/>night before that time, because he said he wanted to go home by the
<hi rend="italic">Macedonia</hi>, he asked me if I could dispose of my property in the time—I said, "Yes, with a lot of hard work"; but I did it with his help—he did all the business of trying to get in the money—he said he had no money to take the passages, but if I would advance money to enable him to take them he would pay me back within two or three days after arrival in England, and I lent him £150 out of sums which I drew out of the bank—I agreed to take £380 in full settlement of the £400 mortgage money, and I was paid £380 in bank notes at the Union Bank of Melbourne—of that I lent him £40—he said, "You had better let me settle up, and he went to several offices, and eventually settled on Cook's—he asked me to make him a belt that he could wear it round his waist—I said no, I would have a draft—he said it was an unnecessary expense, and that Cook's, the tourists, charged £9—I gave him the £340 to get the draft, and when he came back he told me he had taken £15 out of the £340, leaving £325, for which he said he had a draft at Cook's—I did not authorize him to do that—he never showed me the draft—I went with him to the Melbourne Post Office on June 27th, the day before the marriage, to register a letter—the officials asked my name; I said, "Margaret Elizabeth Dacre"—I wanted to be married first and use the name of Dacre afterwards, but he raised objections of all sorts—I said I was doing all this, but I was not Mrs. Dacre—he said he had a lot of business, and if the marriage was the next day it did not mutter—he handed in the registered letter, and I saw him write on it—he said, "I will take charge of this"—(
<hi rend="italic">Receipt produced for registered letter addressed</hi> "E. J. Dacre, London, England")—on the voyage he threatened to desert me, and I asked him for the receipt for the money, and he gave me this—I said, "It is in your name"—he said, "But the draft is in your name"—at Melbourne Post Office I did not know what the address on the letter was, nor the initials, nor what was in it, excepting what he told me—I had in Melbourne a piano, pictures, and books and music—I wanted to take the music—he said there was no necessity to take music, there was plenty at his mother's home—I said, "I wish to have my own music, it is very valuable, worth at least about £30," but I had to leave it behind and my prizes—the moveable furniture he took to the shipping agents—he said they had already gone by cargo ship and that they were consigned to King and Co., England—I thought they were in my name—he did not tell me the name—the value was about £300—it was consigned before I was married—I took some trunks in my cabin and there was larger luggage in the hold, not all mine—on June 28th I</p>
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<p>was married to the prisoner in Melbourne, and we sailed by the
<hi rend="italic">Macedonia</hi> the same day—I had two boxes and a Gladstone bag in the cabin—the prisoner had also luggage—I got this receipt for the registered letter for the first time on board—I asked the prisoner for it—I saw very little of him from morning to night, only at meals, and every morning he was very disagreeable, saying nasty things and making unpleasant comments—on August 6th we arrived at Plymouth—we went to the Waverley Hotel with some of my luggage—I understood it was all at Plymouth—the prisoner said it was to wait there till he heard from his mother—the piano and heavy luggage he told me were on the cargo boat, but it was all on the same ship under the name Dacre and some in the name of Ward—we travelled as Mr. and Mrs. Ward, because he said he got the tickets cheaper through his threatrical company—on August 7th, he said he was going to see his mother in Gloucestershire, to prepare her for my coming, as although he had written to his solicitor that he was engaged, his mother would not be aware of the fact that he had been married, and it would not do to take me to her till he had broken it to her, therefore he would see her first, and come back to me on the Tuesday—he went away on the Sunday night—I had only £2 of my own that I had on the ship, and he said he had only 25s., and he pretended to be very ill, and told me he had better go first class as he was so ill, so he took £1, leaving me £1—he gave me no address where he was going—he said his mother kept a great number of servants in Gloucestershire, but nothing more definite than that, not even the name of the house—I never saw him again at Plymouth—before he left he said he would go to his solicitor the next day, and that he could get hundreds of pounds from him, and would be able to pay me back what I had lent him—I received these letters (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) from him, but with no dates or addresses on any of them—(
<hi rend="italic">One letter stated</hi> "I
<hi rend="italic">have not</hi> £10
<hi rend="italic">from the solicitor" and enclosed</hi> £5,
<hi rend="italic">and another said, that his mother was disappointed</hi>)—they had the London postmark, and I have marked the date on some—the passage in one letter "I made inquiries, I said I would, I was very much surprised at the time; I did not think it possible you could treat me so" referred to the fact that I asked him on the ship why I was left entirely to myself, and to give me a little more of his time, and "where was the bond of sympathy that there was between us before marriage?" he said, "Have you been reading a novel? take your hands off me, you make me
<hi rend="italic">squirm,</hi>" and he said other nasty things to me—at Plymouth on the Saturday, I told him that the passengers had said, or at all events that one gentleman had said, that he would desert me, and he asked for his name—several people offered their addresses—he said he would ask every officer and every passenger
<hi rend="italic">who it was that said he was going to desert me—he writes:</hi> "I
<hi rend="italic">ordered</hi> letters to be sent to London," but he was in London all the time—his luggage was in London—it was never taken off at Plymouth at all—on August 11th he wrote that he had taken a situation temporarily at £2 10s. a week, and on August 13th I received this telegram, addressed to Mrs.</p>
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<p>Ward, Waverley Hotel, Plymouth: "Jack not fit to travel, have kept him back, cancelled his engagement; he writes to-day"—the writing on the back of this form is his writing—I got this telegram on August 14th: "My dear Bess,—Got back yesterday knocked up, all in a nervous tremble; had to resign job; I shall take rooms or house on Monday and send for you, etc.; "more to-morrow. Jack"—I got two of his letters in London—on arrival in London on Monday, August 17th, I went straight to Scotland Yard—I received another £1 from him—I got two letters at Charing Cross—I stayed in Portland Street, where a detective told me to stay—I left word at the Plymouth Hotel to forward letters (
<hi rend="italic">One letter from the prisoner stated:</hi> "I suppose you have been worrying about me, I have been very bad,'
<hi rend="italic">and added that he had been taking advan
<lb/>tage of his relative's kindness and care, and was signed</hi> "with love, yours, Jack.") the other enclosed a postal order for £1, and asked for a reply to be sent to "Poste Restante, Regent Street, S.W.," on account of the servants—I went to Charing Cross with the police on August 22nd to examine my luggage—I next saw my husband in Oxford Street on that day—I caught sight of him coming across the road—he stood looking at a shop window, and I waited for him—when he came up I said "Jack!" he asked me why I had come, and said that I had upset all his arrange
<lb/>ments—he said, "Jump in a cab"—my lady friend was waiting—I said, "I cannot do that without speaking to
<hi rend="italic">my lady friend</hi>"—he said, "Where is she?"—I said, "Over there," and as I turned my head he turned away into the middle of the road—a hansom cab stopped, and I went after him, and threw my arms around him, and called "Police!"—he struggled and broke my bag—he nearly got away, but a policeman came up—his hat was knocked off—it was about 8 p.m.—this slip of paper and the draft contain my signatures, "M. E. Dacre," in his writing (
<hi rend="italic">These were the specimen signatures given at the head office of the Commercial Bank of Australia in Melbourne and the draft from the same office for</hi> £325
<hi rend="italic">dated June</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1904)—I did not authorise him to sign it—I had no know
<lb/>ledge of these signatures having been written—the endorsement on this £50 note, No. 99184, "F. J. Vincent, 18, Guildford Street," is also in the prisoner's writing.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> My first husband was about 19 years of age—I was married in 1895—I did not get that husband through a matrimonial advertisement; nothing of the kind—I did not apprentice him to a dentist—he entered into indentures which you took from amongst my luggage; I stood security for him—during his life I con
<lb/>ducted a music business—I lent money on houses, not on promissory notes or bills of sale—my first husband has been dead nearly two years—a postman paid me £15 for the loan of £100 for 18 months—I am not prepared to answer you, I have had a serious illness—you should question my solicitor—I cannot remember my advertisement—I said a lady, age 29, was desirous of meeting a man in a suitable position—my
<hi rend="italic">nom de flume</hi> was "Amor,"—I answered "E. J. D." at once, but did not call for the letter—I did not interview several other gentlemen—I put</p>
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<p>this advertisement in in answer to a letter about the beginning of May in answer to your letter—I have destroyed that letter—I did not have the letter on the ship—you said you were an honourable man and had remittances—you said you were employed as a traveller—I think you said you had £140 a year—I said I had a home; I did not say what sort of a home it was; I never said "small"—I think I said I had about 17s. 6d. a week—you told me your mother was getting old and you ought to be at home to look after your own interests, and that you expected a cable if your mother was dangerously ill—you said in Melbourne you received a cable—on the voyage you went ashore at every port—I remember your bringing me a lot of shipping books and information—I objected to the Star Line because it was only one class, and to a
<hi rend="italic">scelping</hi> agent, who bought return half tickets—Miss Daly told me there was no harm in it, as others did it—you never said you had been occupied in a humble position in life, nor posed as being a saint—I had more than nine pupils—my business was paying expenses—you said you would throw in your lot with mine—I depended upon your ability to find a living for yourself and me—you suggested the money should be put in the hands of the purser, so that in case of wreck you would not be responsible; but I wanted a draft—I never thought of distrusting you; I had every faith in you—I spoke about the ship going down and you said, "There is your dream out"—you talked about being a military man, and later on I asked you to tell me about your military experiences—you never gave me anything very precise about your life—I had very few conversations with you—you never said you were dependent on your mother; you said you were the lawful heir as your brothers were dead—you were cold on board, and would leave the ship at every port, and you would sleep for hours—I saw you in the smoking room—you said you slept to take off the pain—you met me in Collins Street, Melbourne, to go to the Bank to get the mortgage closed—we visited a stationer's shop and bought a newspaper—you might have had envelopes and paper—I wrote in the shop to Mr. Allen, I think, the man I lent money to—you did not show me the draft in the shop—you wrote a letter and put your hand over it—it was not my business to look—when asked my name at the post office I said "M. E. Dacre," as I was to be married the next day—you put the receipt in your pocket—the money was mine—you gave the initials—I do not say it was your habit to sleep in your cabin in the afternoon, but when I came I got snapped at—I did not go scandalizing, but the people were pitying my being left alone—you asked me their names—I would not give them—you said, "You can speak the truth, or you are a dangerous woman"—before you were everything, but from the moment I got on the ship I never saw you till 12—I did not mention the name, but someone told me you were going to desert me, and I said no, I thought you were too honourable—you left me at Plymouth with every token of affection, kissing me, and said you would soon be buck—on August 4th I was in bed all day—you took £2 5s.—you might have given me a few shillings—the police told me not to go with you in a cab—I never altered my banking account, under</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The heavy luggage, to the value of about £300, was to be sent by cargo boat—it was not so sent—it came by the
<hi rend="italic">Macedonia</hi> in the name of Dacre to King & Co. the agents—the prisoner said it would come in about three weeks' time by the cargo boat—the luggage in the cabin I took to the hotel at Plymouth—that in the baggage room I thought was at Plymouth, but it went on to London, as I found on enquiry at Plymouth, and that brought me to London at once—the prisoner said the draft was in a registered letter in the envelope, and I trusted him and did not look into it—he said I could get it three weeks after arrival—I filled up a form—I handed some keys to the purser to be given to the agent at Plymouth.</p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-38" type="given" value="PHILLIP HERBERT"/>PHILLIP HERBERT GARDNER</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk at the Commercial Bank of Australia at the London Branch in Bishopsgate Street "Within—the head office is in Melbourne—in August we received advice by mail from Melbourne as to a draft for £325 with this specimen signature of the payee—on August 10th this draft was presented at the counter and cashed in notes which are entered in a book called the teller's cash book, from which this is a correct extract—there was one note of £100, four of £50, and five of £5.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> These are the first and second of exchange—unless the signature agreed on being compared with the specimen signature; the draft would not have been given.</p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-39" type="given" value="WILLIAM JESSER"/>WILLIAM JESSER COOK</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk at the head office of the Bank of England—I produce a £100 Bank note No. 55514, four £50 notes, Nos. 90181—4, which I exchanged for fifty-five £5 notes, and £25 in gold—the £5 notes were Nos. 96335 to 96339 and 97051 to 97100—I asked the person who exchanged the notes for his name and address, and he endorsed this £50 note "F. J, Vincent, 18, Guildford Street." (
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner admitted this signature.</hi>)</p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-40" type="given" value="RICHARD HAROLD"/>RICHARD HAROLD DENBY</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk to Messrs. Cook and Sons, bankers and agents, at Ludgate Circus—they have a branch at Melbourne</p>
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<p>—since the beginning of June. 1904, the firm has not received the advice of any draft from Melbourne in the name of Dacre.</p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-41" type="given" value="ROBERT ERNEST"/>ROBERT ERNEST ANDREWS</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk to Messrs. H. S. King & Co., of Pall Mall, bankers and army agents—on August 10th I handed a registered letter, addressed to Mrs. K. J. Dacre, care of my firm, to the prisoner, and received from him this receipt—he applied for letters in that name and I had no doubt in this ease.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I read it as "Mrs. Dacre"—there is a mark through the "s"—I did not observe that, and the matter passed from my recollection.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARD EVERARD</hi>. I am a porter at the Charing Cross Hotel—I recognise the prisoner as stopping there in the name of Ward from the beginning of the week commencing August. 7th till Monday, August 15th—I saw him between those dates going to his bed room—so far as I know he was resident in the hotel that week.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I cannot swear what days you slept there, only from seeing you come out of the room in the morning—I removed a hat box on the Friday and some luggage on the Saturday, but nothing on the Sunday.</p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-42" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT JOHANSEN</persName> </hi>. I let rooms at 2, sherwood Street. Piccadilly—on August 15th the prisoner engaged a room and stayed there till August 22nd in the name
<hi rend="italic">of Dacre—he had luggage which he took away on</hi> august 23rd.</p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-43" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM PARRIS</persName> </hi> (402
<hi rend="italic">D.</hi>) About 8 p.m. on August 22nd I was on duty near Oxford Circus when, in consequence of a statement by a lady, I crossed the road and saw the prisoner breaking away from the prose
<lb/>cutrix. and heard her screams—I stopped him and told him he was wanted on a warrant for taking his wife's property and for desertion—he said, "Don't take hold of my arm and make me look like a criminal"—on the way to the station he said, "She says there is a warrant; I am glad there is; fancy a man being charged with taking his wife's property; I sent her £1 last Friday; I did not know she was in London"—I tool: him to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined. Possibly</hi> I said at Bow Street that you were stooping or in a running attitude.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant</hi>). I was instructed in this case—Mrs. Dacre first came to Scotland Yard on August 17th and made a complaint, in consequence of which I made some inquiries, and on August 19th a warrant was issued at Bow Street—on August 22nd, about 10:30 p.m., I saw the prisoner detained at Marylebone Police Station—I said to him. "I am a police officer: is your name Ernest John Dacre?"—he said. Yes, that is my name"—I said, "I hold a warrant for your arrest for stealing some of your wife's property"—he said, "What is the charge against me?"—I said, "I will read the warrant to you"—I read it to him—he said. "Is that all? I can disprove that in two minutes, before the Magistrate"—the warrant charges him with feloniously stealing two sill: dresses, one jacket, two fawn coats, and a quantity of lady's underline:) to the value of £15—I said, "What is your address?"—he</p>
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<p>said, "I shall want to see a solicitor before I give you that"—I then searched him—in his trousers pockets I found £1 in gold, and in his jacket pocket five £5 Bank of England notes, Nos. 36693-7, dated April 4th, 1904—the prisoner then put his hand in his right hand back trousers pocket and gave me a bundle of twenty-two £5 Bank of England notes, the numbers of which are contained in the forty-five, numbered 97051 to 97095—I also found a watch and chain, latch key, three playing cards and eight visiting cards in the name of E. J. Dacre—I took him to Bow Street—on the way he said, "Do you call this fraud?"—I said, "The warrant charges you with stealing"—he said, "Well, I have travelled all over the world and have had to come back to England to learn that a man can be charged with stealing his wife property; I have written to her, and only last Friday sent her £1; we have been married two months to-day, and this is the end of it; fancy a man in my position being locked up in a cell all night; on our way here from Melbourne, if I passed a chair to another lady it was wrong, and she would tell me of it; I ought to have cut her throat; I ought to have told you before I have got some more money on me; it is
<hi rend="italic">in my boot</hi>"—I said, "I shall have to search you again when we get to Bow Street"—he said, I forgot to tell you before"—on arriving at Bow Street, on the charge being read over to Aim,
<hi rend="italic">he replied, "Very well</hi>," and
<hi rend="italic">shortly</hi> afterwards said, "I can disprove that by telling you where the things are; the things she is charging mo with stealing are all in the cloak room at Charing Cross Station"—I proceeded to search him—he took off his right boot and sock, and from the foot of the sock he took 24 £5 Bank of England notes—all the notes are new and they make up the rest of the numbers already given—I afterwards went to Charing Cross Railway Station of the S.E. Railway cloak room, where a ticket was handed to me by Sergeant Burch, who had been to the prisoner's lodging and found a tin box and black bag, which Mrs. Dacre has seen—she identified the property at Charing Cross as hers, most of which is mentioned in the was in the name of Ward.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> From inquiries we found that a porter had removed luggage from the Charing Cross Hotel to the cloak room in the name of Ward—we have been trying to find the porter—we were told the luggage was taken away on a cab.</p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-45" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT JOHANSEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by the prisoner.</hi>) Your luggage came on a truck—I do not know the man who brought it.</p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-46" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BURCH</persName> </hi>. On August 23rd I went to 1, Sherwood Street, Piccadilly, and found certain luggage in a room occupied by the prisoner; there were a wooden box and two portmanteaux, one light box, two hat boxes, a black Gladstone bag, and a kit bag—Mrs. Dacre identified some of it in separate boxes as that contained in her list—I also found seven certificates of character E. J. Dacre, John Dacre, and Ernest J. Dacre, from April, 1900, to 1904, one from A. M. Hilliary, photographer, of Mount Gambia, near Melbourne, Australia, as having given every satis
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I also found a lease of premises at £10 to £12 in the Avenue, Melbourne, and an agreement for a shop in the photographic business.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence on oath, said that the prosecutrix had entrusted him with (the draft and other property as her agent, and she might hare had it back before had she not gone to the police, and that he was willing to sign an authority for it to be delivered up to her. Later</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COUNSEL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">informed the</hi> court
<hi rend="italic">that the prisoner had signed a document which was satisfactory to the prosecution. The</hi> court
<hi rend="italic">held that as there was no proof that the Married Women's Property Act ever took effect in Melbourne the presumption was that the Common Law took effect in that Colony, and there
<lb/>fore in this case there was no legal defrauding of the wife.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, October</hi> 18
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1904.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Bigham.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>
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<p>about ten minutes' walk from the golf links—about 1 a.m. on Sunday, July 31st, the prisoner came to my box—he was carrying this large wooden stake—he said, "Watchman, give me some bread, and I will give you a knife"—I told him I had no bread, and said, "You are not without a walking stick, mate"—he said, "I keep one of these to keep dogs off me at nights"—he seemed to want to settle down; I said I could not have him about there, and the police would be round and shifting him—he said he did not mind the police, and that he wanted to see them, because they would find him a bed; he settled himself down—no police came—he stayed for about two hours—I had some biscuits in my overcoat pocket, which I gave to him—when it "was getting daylight he said he was a stoker and had got to Edinburgh on the Thursday and drew £8 there—I said, "Edinburgh is not a seaport town"—he said the shipping offices were there; that he went from there to Glasgow, and then to Newcastle and took the London boat arriving on Friday—he showed me this sailor's discharge book—I noticed the name "Harrison" on it, and he mentioned it himself—he stayed with me till about 5.55, when the relief man came to me—I did not like the prisoner's company—he held the stake most of the time, and I was frightened—I saw him again about the same time next night, which was early on Bank Holiday morning—he was carrying a branch of a tree—he pulled both his boots off and said how bad his feet were—I noticed they were a good pair of boots—he said, "I have spoilt them because I have had to cut them on the right side, but it has done me no good"—I noticed a cut on the outside of the right boot—he said he gave 18s. for them in Edinburgh—he had an engineer's cap on. with a strap across the top, and a peak—he stayed with me about the same time as the previous night—I did not see him again till he was in custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You did not say that you went to Leeds.</p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-56" type="given" value="ERNEST ROSKELLY"/>ERNEST ROSKELLY OLIVE</persName> </hi>. I am a tailor, of 13, Milton Road, High-gate—on Bank Holiday, August 1st, I went for a walk with a friend named Grist, about 7 p.m.—we met Miss Amy Curzon and Miss Birthnall Curzon—Grist knew them before, and introduced me—we all went for a walk through Highgate Woods towards Cranley Gardens—Miss Amy Curzon was with Grist and Miss Birthnall Curzon was with me—at 8.45, outside Cranley Gardens Station, Miss Birthnall Curzon and I left Grist and Miss Amy Curzon—we walked to the footpath leading over the golf links—I remember getting to the footbridge which goes over the railway and crossing the bridge; we then took the left hand path—after that I do not remember what happened—when I next remembered anything I was in bed at my home; that was on Sunday, August 7th—on August 1st I had this silver match box on this chain, which I was wearing across the two top pockets of my waistcoat—I had no watch—at the other end. of the chain I had a police whistle; I had also this lion shilling, with a hole in it, attached to the ring now on the chain; the shilling hung down to about the middle of my waistcoat—I also had a bunch of keys in my right hand trousers pocket with about 10s. in silver—I have since seen the trousers I was wearing on that night; the right hand</p>
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<p>pocket was torn right out and down to the knee—I had all the property I have mentioned safely in my possession at the time I was passing over the bridge—its value is about 30s.</p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-57" type="given" value="ARTHUR JOHN"/>ARTHUR JOHN BARRETT</persName> </hi>. I am an ironmonger's assistant, and live at 5, Annington Road. Fortice Green—on August 1st, between 9.30 and 9.45 p.m. I was alone on the railway bridge leading to Cranley Gardens—I saw Ernest Olive making his way up over a piece of rising ground leading to the bridge; he had no hat; he staggered somewhat—I went to him; he had then reached a stone wall, which he supported himself on—I saw that something was the matter, and that he was in an exhausted state—I had some conversation with him—at first his answers were not sensible—I noticed that his head was covered with blood—I took him along Muswell Hill Road, and afterwards with assistance I took him to Mr. Ingram, a surgeon of Woodland Crescent, where his wounds were temporarily dressed—a constable and an am
<lb/>bulance were sent for, and he was taken to his home.</p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-58" type="given" value="ENEDA"/>ENEDA OLIVE</persName> </hi>. I live at 13, Milton Road—Ernest Roskelly Olive is my son—he was brought to my house on a police ambulance about 11 p.m. on August 1st—his clothes were taken off, and his coat and waist
<lb/>coat were found covered with blood—his right hand trousers pocket was completely torn out.</p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-59" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT KNOX</persName> </hi>. M.R.C.P., L.R.C.S. I practice at 1, Jackson's Lane, Highgate—on the evening of August 1st I was called to see Mr. Olive at his father's house—I examined him, and found he was suffering from a severe scalp wound and concussion of the brain—the wound was about 4in. long and roughly 1/2 in. deep, and extended down to the bone—I came to the conclusion that it had been delivered from behind—this piece of iron might have caused it—he had also a bruise on his left shoulder, and one on the back of his neck—he was unconcious for about a week, and is still under my care.</p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-60" type="given" value="BIRTHNALL"/>BIRTHNALL CURZON</persName> </hi>. I now live at South Mimms—on August 1st I was staying at 110, Junction Road, Upper Holloway, and on that evening I was with my sister Amy near Highgate Woods, about 7 p.m.—we met Mr. Grist, and were introduced by him to Mr. Olive—I and Mr. Olive walked together towards Cranley Gardens Station—we there left Mr. Grist and my sister, and turned back as if to go into the woods again over the railway bridge; it was about 8.45—we crossed right over the bridge and took the path to the left which goes along by a hedge—I remember noticing a black man, who I now recognise as the prisoner, on the other side of the hedge looking at us; he was standing still—I do not remember anything after that—when I first began to remember anything I was in hospital, I think about a week later—I do not remember anything happening to Mr. Olive—I was wearing this gold watch and chain, and this brooch—the chain was round my neck; the watch was hanging down, and was pinned to my dress—anybody could see it—the value of the three articles was about £3 10s.</p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-61" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HAWKINS</persName> </hi>. I am a plasterman, and now live a 33, Brook Road, Hornsey—on August 1st I was on the railway bridge, near Highgate</p>
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<p>Road—I saw Miss Birthnall Curzon lying on the road—I did nothing then, but when I returned and saw her still lying in the same place, I went up to her and spoke to her—I understood her to say, "Yes"—she was on her knees and her head was on the ground—I saw something at the back of her clothing which caused me to put my hand to see what it was—I thought it was mud, but found it was blood—her hat was on her head—I lifted her hat and saw that her face was covered with blood—by that time I had sent for the police—I and another man carried her out of the wood before the police came and laid her upon some boards—I went for an ambulance—she was placed upon it and sent away.</p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-62" type="given" value="ALFRED HERBERT"/>ALFRED HERBERT CARD</persName> </hi>, M.R.C.S. I live and practice at 37, Muswell Rise—about 12.45 a.m. on August 2nd, I was called by the police to the golf links, where I found Miss Curzon—she was in a half conscious condition, and had a large deep gash on the back of her head, penetrating to the bone; it was about 4in. long—I dressed it as far as I could and accompanied her to the hospital.</p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-63" type="given" value="WILLIAM HARTREE"/>WILLIAM HARTREE RAYNER</persName> </hi>. I am house surgeon at the Great Northern Hospital—Miss Curzon was brought there on the morning of August 2nd—I examined her and found her to be suffering from a severe wound on the back of her head—she was unconscious for some time—she began to answer simple questions and give her name on Thursday of that week—I should say she was in danger of losing her life—it is quite possible that the wound was caused by this piece of iron—she remained in the hospital for six weeks.</p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-64" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY BILTON</persName> </hi>. I am a carman of Chapple Street, East Finchley—on Monday, August 1st, about 10.30 p.m., I was out with Annie Turner—we were sitting outside the golf links at Highgate—a man came up to me, carrying a stick or an iron in his hand—he struck me and I then saw he was a black man—later that morning I gave a description to the police; I afterwards saw the man at the Highgate Police Court, and identified the prisoner—he was wearing a round hat with a peak and a strap across it.</p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-65" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE TURNER</persName> </hi>. I live at 9, Ingram Road, East Finchley—on the night of August 1st I was with Bilton on the golf links—I saw the prisoner a short distance away from us; he had what looked like an iron bar in his hand.</p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-66" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY FILBEE</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer employed by the Hornsey Borough Council, and live at 63, North Hill, Highgate—on August 1st, about 10.35 p.m., I was in the Great North Road and about 100 yards from the golf links gates—I saw the prisoner coming in the direction of Highgate—I was going towards Finchley—he came along by a black fence and passed me by Elm Lodge—he was wearing a peak cap with a strap across it, and I think a square cut coat—he had nothing in his hand then.</p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-67" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MALE</persName> </hi> (656
<hi rend="italic">Y.</hi>) I was on duty in High Street, Highgate, about 11.30 p.m. on August 1st—I saw the prisoner coming from the direction of North Road and the golf links—he spoke to me and showed me a lion shilling—I noticed it was very much worn and had a hole in it—I believe this is it (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—he said it was worth 3s. 6d., that he had</p>
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<p>no money for his lodgings—he offered it to me—I examined it and said, "I will give you 3d. for it"—he said, "No; it is worth 3s. 6d."—I asked him how long he had been in the neighbourhood; he said he had been in London a week, that he had come from Newcastle—he left me and went in the direction of Holloway—I reported what had taken place at the police station a little after 1 o'clock—about 10.30 that morning I went with Neal to Commercial Street Police Station and saw the prisoner in custody—he said he had been with a watchman down Cranley Gardens.</p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-68" type="given" value="HAROLD"/>HAROLD BULLION</persName> </hi>. I am a barman at the Whittington Cat, Highgate Hill—on August 1st, between 11.45 and 12 p.m. the prisoner came into the public house—he said. "Hi. bloke, what will you give me for this," and he put what appeared to be a shilling with a hole in it on the counter—I looked at it, and said, "I do not wish to buy it," and he went out.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">H.</hi>) On August 2nd, about 5.40 a.m., I was on duty at Commercial Street Police Station—at that time information had been circulated in reference to a black man—as I was standing at the door I saw the prisoner—I asked him to come into the station for an offence which had been committed in the north of London—he said, "I have done nothing, I have been down at the docks all night"—I said, "You had better come to the station with me, as I am going to arrest you"—he said, "All right, I can soon prove to you where I have been all night"—he came to the station with me, and I told him that the description tallied with him, and that I was going to search him—he said he had been down to the docks, and a policeman had given him 1d. and a white boy 2d.—he said he was a sailor and an American, that he had come from Newcastle, but he had not been there more than a fortnight—I found on him in different pockets a lion shilling, a silver chain and matchbox, a knife and several documents—he had no money.</p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-70" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR NEAL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector Y.</hi>) On the morning of August 2nd, I found the prisoner detained at Commercial Street Police Station—I continued the search which an officer had already made of him; I found this watch and chain and match box which had been handed back to him; I also found this seaman's discharge book, and this small brooch—I told him he would be charged with attempting to murder these persons, and that in all probability he would be further charged with robbing them at the same time and place—he said, "I can prove I was somewhere else at the time; give a fellow a chance, I can prove I was down here at the dock gates all the evening, and a policeman at the dock gates saw me there"—he indicated some docks at Leman Street a short distance away—referring to the watch and chain he said, "That belongs to my girl; she bought it at Glasgow with some money I sent her from Manchester"—referring to the silver chain and matchbox: he said, "They are mine; I have had them a long time"—indicating Male, he said, "I admit I saw this gentleman last night away over the hills somewhere; I do not know these people; I stopped with a watchman the other night and he gave me some food; I have been here only a few days; I was going to get a ship to go to America if I could"—</p>
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<p>when charged at Highgate he made no reply but only laughed—he after
<lb/>wards told me it was the West India Docks he had spoken of—I noticed his right boot was cut.</p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-71" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS HALL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant Y.</hi>) I was in charge of the prisoner on August 2nd—when he was waiting at Highgate Police Station in the cell passage, he said, "The Judge cannot lock me up for stealing that watch and chain, I would sooner go to prison; that watch and chain belongs to my girl Jenny; she lives somewhere in Glasgow, I do not know the address; I gave her the money which she bought them with, and earned it on my last voyage.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence on oath, said that he admitted doing everything except stealing the watch and chain and shilling; that he had been at High-gate for a couple of days on the drink; that he was going back to London when he saw Mr. Olive and Miss Curzon lying in the grass in a com
<lb/>promising position; that he had a small walking stick in his hand and struck into the grass, hut did not intend to hurt them, because he was half drunk; that they jumped up and ran away; that he then saw a watch and chain and handkerchief lying on the grass, which he picked up; that he went back to the path and saw another young lady and a man in the grass; that he hit the man, and then went on to the road.</hi> </p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-747-19041017 t19041017-747-punishment-13"/>Ten years' penal servitude.</rs> </hi> Mr. Mathews
<hi rend="italic">stated that the doctor's examination of Miss Curzon made it clear that what the prisoner had said in reference to misconduct was clearly false.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, October</hi> 18
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1904.</p>
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<p>him I was very bad through the kick, and should have to have a doctor—he asked me should he go for one. and said he was very sorry, and started crying—the doctor came, and I was taken to the Willesden Infirmary—I stayed there sixteen weeks—he has been a good husband when not in drink—I have been married fourteen months—I have been ruptured for ten years.</p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-78" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am a Bachelor of Medicine—I attended the prosecutrix at the Willesden Infirmary—I found she had an enlarged hernia of old standing protruding from the lower part of the abdomen, and the surface of the skin was ulcerated, and had been so for some time; across the centre of this surface of ulceration there was a fresh wound between three and four inches in length—it was a very serious injury, and in my opinion may have been caused by a kick the day before—she was in imminent danger of her life for a long time—she has now quite recovered.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">R.</hi>) On July 10th I arrested the prisoner and charged him with kicking his wife in the lower part of her body—he said, "All right"—I took him to the station—after the charge was read over to him he said, "Yes, I did use the boot."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, said he was sorry for what he had done, but that it was under great provocation: that he was accused of drinking with another Woman. and that his wife spat in his face.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">He then</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a convic
<lb/>tion of felony on January</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1884.
<hi rend="italic">A large number of previous convictions were proved against him.
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19041017-751-offence-1 t19041017-name-81"/>Florence Maud Robinson</persName>, a girl between thirteen and sixteen years of age.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LAWLESS</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday and Wednesday, October</hi> 18
<hi rend="italic">th and</hi> 19
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1904.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I turned round because the noise of your running behind aroused my suspicions—the bullet was found outside St. Paul's Hospital, about the second door in Leigh Street—I did not see your brothers, I only saw you running after me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> His brother was not facing me with his coat off.</p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-85" type="given" value="GEORGE ALFRED"/>GEORGE ALFRED DODD</persName> </hi>. I am a fire wood dealer, of 28, New North Street, Theobald's Road—I was with Ryder when we saw the prisoner and his friends near the Holborn end of Chancery Lane—there were two other men, a female, and a dog-one man was carrying a half gallon stone jar bottle—I had not seen them before—the dog continually ran up in front of us, but nothing was said—the prisoner and his friends followed us—as the shot was fired the shortest of the men hit me on the back of my neck and knocked me down—he had come up in his shirt sleeves—the prisoner must have been in front of me—I ran for all I was worth into Mr. Steel's, the undertaker, for protection, two or three doors round the corner—it did not matter what door had been open, I would have gone in—the men were strangers.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I ran into the centre of the road from the pavement—I never had an altercation with you, only I was knocked down—the first time I saw you was at the Holborn end of Chancery Lane—I heard you hollo a as you were running behind—Steel did not know me—the Steel who is here is not the same man I saw, but his son.</p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-86" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM STEEL</persName> </hi>. I am a carpenter of 50, Eagle Street, Holborn.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> On this night I was talking to a friend outside my father's shop—I did not see the prisoner or his friend—I heard a shot, but no scuffle or quarrel—the Skin Hospital is at the corner of Leigh Street and Red Lion Square—I was in Eagle Street.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUGHES</hi>. I work for my father, who is a carpenter and coffin maker.</p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-87" type="given" value="MONICA"/>MONICA ROBERTSON</persName> </hi>. I am house physician at the Royal Free Hospital, Gray's Inn Road—I received Alfred Ryder after midnight on September 12th—I found a bullet on the inner side of his left thigh—I have said it penetrated between six and seven inches, but it was about nine inches, I find now that I have measured it—it missed any serious artery, and was not a dangerous wound—Ryder left the hospital the following Friday, and is all right now, only a little bit stiff—there is no danger, though the part of the limb where the bullet struck was a dangerous place—it was about the middle of the thigh—the direction of the bullet was almost straight across the thigh, entering on the outer side and lying on the inner side—I took the bullet out—it could not have</p>
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<p>been fired straight down to the ground, but must have been fired level with the wound.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">E.</hi>) About 12.15 on September 12th, I stopped the prisoner in Orange Street—he was running into Theobald's Road, and about 50 yards from it—this revolver was in his hand—several persons were following about 150 yards behind shouting, "Stop him"—when I caught hold of him he put the revolver in his pocket—I took hold of his hand—when it was taken from him at the station it was found to be loaded in five chambers—one was discharged—when stopped, he said, "I am done, I will go quietly with you; I did it in self-defence with a revolver; it is in my pocket"—at the station he said, "I have been inter
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> You said at the station several men had insulted your wife.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence on oath, said that he merely went to ask for an explanation why his wife had been insulted when he was assaulted; that what he did was in self-defence; that when the prosecutor was facing his brother to fight him, he fired the revolver towards the ground to frighten them; and that he was sorry for what he had done.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-89" type="given" value="ALICE MAUD"/>ALICE MAUD PRICE</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's wife—about 8.15 on Sunday night we went to Union Street, Borough—about 8.30, we met his brothers Arthur and John—we stopped in a public house till it closed at 11, and about 11.15 started for home—we walked over Blackfriars Bridge into Bridge Street—I turned into a dark part of Tudor Street to relieve myself—Dodd and Ryder stood at the corner, and as I walked by I saw them make an expression with their mouths—they said something I did not catch—I was telling my husband I had been insulted when they walked by—I said, "There you are, they insulted me, going up Bridge Street"—he wanted to go after them, "but I said, "Don't, you'll only get into a row and get fighting"—the men walked up Fleet Street in front of us—we crossed Fleet Street and went through Chancery Lane to Holborn—they looked round once or twice—we walked up Red Lion Street to Leigh Street—they turned, facing us—Arthur Price asked what they were after—they made expressions with their mouths—he ran after them—my husband was at his heels—he fired the pistol at the ground—he ran away, and was caught.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> They were going towards Red Lion Square when we were behind them—we had an Irish terrier with us—we had no alterca
<lb/>tion amongst ourselves in Chancery Lane.</p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-90" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR PRICE</persName> </hi>. I am a time-expired man from the Army—on October 7th I was with my brother, the prisoner, when we returned from Union Street, Borough—Ryder and his friend followed behind us—I saw them first after we had passed Tudor Street, when the prisoner's wife complained that she had been insulted by them—the prisoner was</p>
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<p>going to follow them, but his wife advised him not to—they followed us, and then got in front of us—we went into Fleet Street and up Chancery Lane to Eagle Street and Leigh Street—I said, "What are you after?" or something of that, when they made an abusive and indecent noise with their mouths—I next heard the report of a revolver as I threw my hat and coat off and ran across the road to fight these two men.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> In Leigh Street they were ahead of us—I cannot say if they were going home—they were continually looking round—we did not intend to have a row—we had not been talking it over from Bridge Street, nor disputing amongst ourselves whether we should assault them—the indecent expression is commonly known as f—g—I did not see the revolver—I knew my brother had a pistol, but not on that night—he does not carry it, that I know of.</p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-91" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN PRICE</persName> </hi>. I left the public house in Union Street with my brothers about 11 o'clock, where we had been drinking till closing time, during two hours, but not all the time—we came along Blackfriars Road—passing Tudor Street the prisoner's wife left us and came back and com
<lb/>plained to her husband about two men—he asked who they were, and wanted to have something to say to them, but his wife stopped him, and we went along Bridge Street to Fleet Street—the two men went on in front, but were continually looking round—we turned up Chancery Lane, crossed Holborn, and went from Red Lion Street to Eagle Street—at the corner of Leigh Street, when we were leaving one another, the two men made a foul and abusive expression, when my brother stood in a fighting position—we went to stop the disturbance, the prisoner followed on the heels of his brother, and afterwards I found the prisoner had gone to the police station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was three or four yards away, but it was all done in a moment—I did not hear a shot fired.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">(The prisoner had been in prison a month.)
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, October</hi> 18
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1904.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before J. A. Rentoul, Esq., K.C.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PASMORE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-102" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE KEMPTOX</persName> </hi>. I am a foreman to Mr. Patrick Hearn, of 234, Gray's Inn Road—I engaged the prisoner on March 6th, 1902, and at 8.45 a.m., on March 12th. I sent him with a brougham to take out a commercial traveller—at 4 p.m. the brougham came back in charge of another man—it was empty but for a livery coat inside, which the prisoner had worn in the morning.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant, City.</hi>) On May 14th, 190-4. the prisoner was sentenced to six months' hard labour for embezzling, by Mr. Ford
<lb/>ham, who said that he was not considering the indictment with which he is at present charged, and he would not deal with it. as it was not within his jurisdiction—on the prisoner's release from Pentonville on September 13th I arrested him. telling him that I was a police officer and held a warrant for his arrest—he said, "Yes, I know all about it; I have been already informed about it by the prison authorities"—I then conveyed him to the station where he was charged, to which he made no reply.</p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-104" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-104" type="given" value="WALTER HAMLYN"/>WALTER HAMLYN BENSON</persName> </hi>. I am a commercial traveller to Messrs. Max Izbiki and others, mantel manufacturers of St. Paul's Churchyard—on the morning of March 12th, 1902, the prisoner came to take me out with a brougham, in the same way that he had done five or six days previously—at 12.30 p.m. we got back to St. Paul's Churchyard, when I told him to go to dinner, and be back by 2 p.m., but he did no. come—the brougham contained 7 blouses, 16 fancy jackets and mantel. and 2 costumes, to the value of £64 15s. 0d., which my employers have never seen again—when I sent him away with the brougham I locked it up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> When we got back to St. Paul's Churchyard you were wanted on the telephone.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. It is quite a usual thing in the trade for a brougham containing £60 worth of stuff to be kept at a jobbing yard—I had the keys of the brougham.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> It was fitted up for the purpose of carrying samples out.</p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-105" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES STEGGALLS</persName> </hi>. I am a carman at the Globe Beer Shop, in President Street, St. Luke's—at 2 p.m. on March 12th. 1902. a man. who, as far as I can recollect, was the prisoner, came and asked me to take a brougham which was outside, to Mr. Hearn's yard at Gray's Inn Road, where, he said, he had two days' money to come, and that I should get 1s.—he then took off a livery overcoat and put it in the brougham, which was empty—I drove it to Mr. Hearn's yard.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It being two years ago, I had some difficulty in identifying you at the police station.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, said that in</hi> 1902
<hi rend="italic">he had embezzled a sum of £3 1s. 6d.; that he obtained employment at Hearn's yard, and was going on all right until he saw his late employer looking for him outside the yard; that after returning from taking the traveller out he was told that he was wanted at the telephone, and, believing that he was wanted for his theft, he had run away, leaving the brougham outside.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Strongly recommended to mercy by the Jury.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="italic">Two convic
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, September</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1904.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Bigham.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My little girl goes to school at 8.45 and comes out at 12. Ada Freeman. I am the wife of Patrick Freeman, a labourer, and the prisoner's mother—this (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) is ray husband's hammer—I go out to work—I live at 43, Askew Crescent, in the basement and ground floor—on September 21st I went out to work about 8.30 a.m.—I left the prisoner in bed seriously ill with consumption—I returned about 1.20 for my dinner—I did not find the prisoner at home—I went into the back parlour on the ground floor—I found the blinds down as I had left them—I went to the back of the room and found Violet lying on the floor, I think unconscious; blood was on her head; I sent for a doctor—Dr. Davidson came and sent for a policeman—I was taken to the hospital after the policeman and the doctor had seen the child—the prisoner returned about 7 p.m.—he sleeps in the front parlour.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner has breakfast about 8 o'clock—I left him having it—when I found Violet nobody else was in the room—her little brother was in the next room, where my son usually sleeps, and when I screeched he cried—I did not see little" Sadler there—the house was quite silent when I went there—Violet's brother was sitting in the next room in a chair—he could not get out because he could not reach</p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-109" type="given" value="JOHN CHARLES"/>JOHN CHARLES SADLER</persName> </hi>. I am seven years old and go to school—I know Violet Jeffery and her brother; we go to the same school—we come out of school at 12 o'clock—on this day I came out of school with Violet—I knew whore she lived; her little brother was with her—they went into their house—I know the prisoner; he lived in same house—after Violet and her brother had gone in I saw the prisoner having his break
<lb/>fast in the front room—I was on the steps and heard him speak—Violet went upstairs—I heard the prisoner say, "Make that door leave off banging"—I did not hear anything after that, till I heard Violet's brother Freddy crying, and then I heard Violet crying—about 12.37 the prisoner came out—I was standing outside till then waiting for Violet to come out to play—after the prisoner had come out Freddy came down and spoke to me—he then went upstairs—then I saw Mrs. Freeman come.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw the prisoner come out and go towards Uxbridge Road—I did not see him come back—when he said "Make that door stop banging," I could see him through the window; he was sitting at the table; he had two eggs for his breakfast and bread and butter—I am not thinking of anything that happened earlier in the morning.</p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-110" type="given" value="VIOLET"/>VIOLET JEFFERY</persName> </hi>. I have been brought from the hospital this morning—I live with my mother at 43. Askew Crescent—I do not know the prisoner—I do not recollect anything about being struck on the head, or going to school.</p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-111" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE LAMBERT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective.</hi>) I was called to 43, Askew Crescent, on this day about 2 p.m.—the place had then been examined and searched—I made inquiries in order to trace the prisoner, and left two officers in charge in case he returned—he did so, and was brought to the station at 7.15 the same day—I told him the charge; he said he went out at 10 a.m. that morning and walked to Trafalgar Square—I said, "Can you refer me to anybody who saw you that morning"—he said, "No, no one knows me"—I charged him with striking Violet Jeffery on the head with a hammer. I had this hammer in my possession, and seriously injuring her; he said nothing—Freddy was at the station, and when confronted with the prisoner the boy said, "That is Ted, he hit Vi on the head with the hammer; she was in the front room; then he shut me in the other front room and went away: that is the hammer"—the prisoner said nothing—I said to him, "Did you hear what the little boy said"—he said, "Yes"—he was then charged and made no reply.</p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-112" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES BATEMAN</persName> </hi> (641
<hi rend="italic">T.</hi>) I was ordered to remain in this house after the injured child had been
<hi rend="italic">discovered</hi>—a
<hi rend="italic">little</hi> after 7 p.m. the prisoner returned; he came into the front parlour; I was there—he said,
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<p>"Yes"—I told him I should arrest him on suspicion of attempting to murder Violet Jeffery—he said, "I know nothing at all about it"—I took him to the police station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was in uniform and sitting in the room; another constable was with me.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Sergeant T.</hi>) About 2 p.m., on September 21st, I went to 43, Askew Crescent, and searched the house; in particular I searched the bed in the front room on the ground floor—that bed had been pointed out to me by the prisoner's mother—I searched the bed clothes; at first I saw nothing—I pulled the bedstead to one side, and in doing so this hammer fell down between the bedstead and the wall—I picked it up off the floor—I examined the hammer head; there were no blood marks or hair upon it.</p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-114" type="given" value="WILLIAM ALEXANDER"/>WILLIAM ALEXANDER DAVIDSON</persName> </hi>. I am a medical practitioner of 235, Uxbridge Road, W.—I was called on September 21st, about 1.30 p.m., to 43, Askew Crescent, which is quite close to my residence—I saw Violet Jeffery on the floor in the back sitting room; she was unconscious and huddled together; and was lying on her left side in a pool of blood—I found two straight cuts, one in her forehead just at the beginning of her hair, and another at the back of her head; they were a little over one inch in length; the one in front went through to the skull and the one at the back of her head was through to the brain; the skull had been fractured—I dressed the wounds and sent her to the hospital; she was still unconscious—there were no other wounds upon her—the wounds may have been caused by the sharper side of this hammer, but not the round end—when I saw it there was no blood upon it, but it may have been washed—the girl was very dangerously ill.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I should expect to find blood upon it unless it had been washed—I should say a poker would not cause the wounds, because there is a larger part on a poker, so both wounds would not be exactly the same size; these wounds were both the same size—I do not know of any other instrument which would cause them besides a hammer—falling upon a sharp surface like a fender would not cause them, or one of them—unless tremendous force drove the child against a fender it would not cause the wounds.</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19041017-758-offence-1 t19041017-name-117"/>Florence Collins</persName>.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEVCESTER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. J. P. GRAIN</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Ridley Road, Dalston.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-120" type="given" value="ESTHER"/>ESTHER COLLINS</persName> </hi>. I am married, and live with my family at 10, Ridley Road, Dalston—the deceased was my daughter—she was 21 years old—I know the prisoner; he was engaged to my daughter—there was no proposal about being married—I did not understand that they were to be married sooner or later—they were walking out together for about four years—I did not see him often—about 18 months ago a disagreement arose between my youngest son Fred and the prisoner—the deceased was there when it happened—the prisoner hit my son, and I said to her, "I should think you have seen enough of this"—she and the prisoner con
<lb/>tinued to walk out together till about the beginning of July—I forbid him the house at the time of the quarrel—he did not continue to come to the house, but on Sunday, July 17th, he forced his way into the house—that was the first time after the quarrel that he came to the house; I saw him—the deceased was at home—I told him he was not wanted—he gave me a push and sent me flying—I was in the passage—I went to the door and said, "I will get a policeman"—he said, "It will take three to take me"—he got in and saw my daughter; he said he wanted to speak to her—I said, "What you have got to say, say before her mother"—I did not hear what was said—I went to the door; my daughter came to me—I said, "Go into one of the neighbour's houses; perhaps he will go away quicker; I cannot get a policeman"—she went to Mrs. Worth's, at No. 8—the prisoner banged at the door of No. 8—he did not get in, and my son persuaded him to go away—he went to the end of Ridley Road—I do not know where he went then—I saw no more of him that night—I saw him again on the following Tuesday or Wednesday at the corner of Colvestone Crescent—I had no conversation with him—my daughter, who was with me, went over the road and spoke to him—my son was with her—she spoke with the prisoner for a few minutes—I did not hear what was said—I told my son not to leave her, but he did, and I ran out and stood within sight of them—on the following Saturday he came for a tin box which he had left at my place—it had been there a good time, I do not know how long—I told him he could not have it on the Saturday as I was busy, and he would have to send for it on the Monday—he said he could not understand why the engagement should be broken off—the deceased was there, and said, "We are not suited for each other; when I was first engaged I was too young and did not understand things, but every week as I get older I can see for myself that we are not suited in our dis
<lb/>positions; each time we have met we have had quarrels lately"—he
<hi rend="italic">said</hi>, "There
<hi rend="italic">will be none of that when we are married</hi>"—she said, "If</p>
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<p>it is not that it would be other things, and we are not suited for each other"—next day, Sunday, July 24th, my daughter and myself went out for a walk about 10 p.m.; we got back about 11—my daughter had some supper, and went up to bed after 12—she sleeps by herself in a room on the first floor over the back parlour—I also went to my bedroom, which is an off-room on the ground floor at the end of the passage and over the wash-house—my husband and a young man were sleeping in a room at the top of the house, and William Tregonnin was in a room over mine; his room is nearly on the same level as the deceased; only up a few steps—when I went to bed I went to sleep—I was awakened by somebody forcing a door open and breaking a window—that was past 2 a.m.—I then heard somebody coming up the stairs from the basement—I called out, "Who is that, who is that"—I heard the steps go to my daughter's door—the instant the person entered her door, I heard her cry "Mother, mother!"—I ran upstairs and tried to burst the door open, but found it was locked on the inside—my daughter never locked her door at night—I screamed "Murder" as loud as I could—as I ran up Tregonnin ran out for the police who came in a very few minutes and burst the door open—they asked for some lights; I ran and got some, and when I got back my dear daughter was lying on the floor.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My daughter was about 17 when she first knew the prisoner—they were not on affectionate terms, they were on kindly terms—I was against the marriage—there were no prospects, and there were several other things against it—once he took hold of her throat at Berkhampstead, and said, "What could you do now?"—he did not seem very depressed when it was broken off—about 18 months ago he threatened her life, and said if he did not have her, nobody else should—when the man broke into the house he made no concealment; he did not walk quietly—I do not know if he knew that the persons in the house must have heard him—heavy sleepers might not have heard him—I did not suppose that the prisoner would do my daughter any harm—I thought he might try to hit her—they were not on affectionate terms at the last, because they had words—my daughter was not much downhearted about the engagement being broken off—I do not know if I saw the prisoner before he went to South Africa, but I knew very little of him—he was right in his mind while he was courting my daughter—I did not notice that he was very excited from time to time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I noticed that the footsteps went upstairs very quickly.</p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-121" type="given" value="FLORENCE"/>FLORENCE REYNOLDS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of William Reynolds, a stone mason, of 23, St. Jude Street, Mildmay Park—the prisoner is my brother, and stayed with me and my husband occasionally when he came to London—I knew he was engaged to be married to the deceased—about July 8th I heard of the engagement being broken off—I did not see the letter—I saw the deceased on the same day that I was told it was broken off—she came to my house that morning and saw the prisoner—he asked her why she had broken it off, and she said it was on account of her being unhappy at home—I asked her what she was going to do about it, and she told me she would come round about</p>
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<p>three o'clock in the afternoon to meet the prisoner and talk the matter over—she then wont away—she did not return in the afternoon, but her father came—the prisoner was lying down asleep—Mr. Collins told me to tell him that Mrs. Collins would not allow her daughter to come—I took the message to my brother, and he left the house with Mr. Collins, saying he would go round and see Florrie—on Sunday, July 24th. The prisoner was with me at my house until 12 a.m., when he went out for about an hour and met Mr. Collins: he then returned and had his dinner with us, and then went out with my husband about 2.45 for a drive—I did not see any more of him till about 11.15 p.m.—he was in a very low mood—I asked him how he had enjoyed himself; he said he could not enjoy himself; that Sunday was no day without Florrie; that his head was bad, and he fretted very much as if he was in great agony—he commenced to fret as he commenced to speak to me—he said the letter he had received from his young lady breaking off the engagement had troubled him a great deal, and he saw it on every wall in my kitchen, and he shaded his eyes as if the light was too much for him, and he said, "Yes, it is still there"—I went into the other room as it rather upset me to see him, and when I came back he was in the same position, as if he was still reading the letter, and he said it was still there and it maddened him—he took his coat off because he was feeling very hot; he hung it up on the door, and then sat and cried very much—I tried to comfort him—he said he would go out for a blow and he would feel better—I tried to persuade him to go to bed—he left me between 12.10 and 12.15; he was quite sober then, and had been all day—he had my latch key—I gave it to him in the morning—I saw him next in the hospital—when he was at my house he slept in the back room; I tidied it up for him and made his bed—I do not recognise this razor (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>); my brother always carried his razor in his inside pocket; he had no other—I recognise his coat and boots (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—this (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) is my latch key.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I know my brother went to South Africa—I was examined before the Coroner, and said he was a farrier and went to South Africa, and whilst there he had fever and that he was wounded in both legs, but I have since found out that he was not wounded—it was my mistake—I think he came back about September, 1900—I saw him from time to time after that—I noticed his manner was very singular and strange; he would say things, and when I told him afterwards what he had said he would not remember them—when he stayed out on Hackney Downs for two nights, he told me that when he woke he found himself there, but did not know how he came to be there—he said he was frightened to go out in the sun because it made his head bad—that strangeness of conduct lasted from time to time right up till these matters occurred—after his return he was, from time to time, living with me or seeing me up to the time of deceased's death—on July 8th, 1904, I saw him with the deceased; they were very affectionate; she was sitting on his knee with her arm round his neck—as far as I could see they were a very affectionate and loving</p>
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<p>couple, and apparently attached to one another—from what she said I gathered the engagement was broken off in consequence of the disapproval of her parents—she herself was not desirous of its being broken off—on July 24th his eyes were very dazed and his conduct was very strange and odd; he seemed to be more cool and quiet when he went out; he was not excited then; he seemed to be in a wandering state in his mind.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He was especially strange in his behaviour during the last three weeks—when he had any worry he was much more strange—between the time of his return from South Africa and the breaking off of the engagement he was always very irritable,—he said things and then could not account for then afterwards—sometimes on little family matters he would say things which I knew were not right, and when I told him of them afterwards he would almost stake his oath that he had not said it, or if he had said it he did not remember—after he came back from South Africa he worked as a farrier—Mr. Blake was one of his employers, Mr. Cooling was his last—I believe he gave satisfaction to his masters, and did his work regularly—he stayed in London from the Friday that he received the letter of the engagement being broken off till the Tuesday; then he went back and tried to work—he told me he tried his uttermost to work, but he was so dazed he could not—he came back to me on the following Saturday, which was a week before the 24th—he had been doing no work during the week—as far as I know he was sober during the week—he came to see me daily—he was fretting all the time—I did not notice anything very peculiar about him—he was complaining the whole time of his head being bad—he held it a great deal—he was very depressed and said the sun made a great effect on his head, and he would lie down and try to rest it—I did not take steps to have him looked after—he had been strange before, and I thought he would get right again—he had never been watched—I let him go out on July 24th; I thought he would come back—when the police came next morning I thought they were my brother coming back—I did not think there was anything the matter with him beyond being very much upset.</p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-122" type="given" value="ALFRED BERNARD"/>ALFRED BERNARD COLLINS</persName> </hi>. I am a commercial traveller of 88, Farlee Road, Stoke Newington—the deceased was my sister—I have known the prisoner for about four years—he has lodged at my house several times—I am married—I recognise this razor in this case; it belongs to the prisoner—I sold it to him about two years ago, when he lodged with me; he frequently kept it in his pocket in its case—I saw him on July 23rd; he appeared to be all right in his mind—I did not see any
<lb/>thing in his behaviour to suggest he was not of sound mind.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner and the deceased were on mutually affectionate terms—I did not know him before he went to South Africa—after his return I saw him for a portion of the time, only occasionally, and then towards the end of the time frequently—I saw him several times after July 7th, when the engagement was broken off—he seemed cut up.</p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-123" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-123" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM JOHN</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">TREGONNING</hi> I am a cheesemonger's assistant, and was a lodger at 10, Ridley Road—I occupied a room over Mrs. Collin's</p>
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<p>room, and five steps higher than the deceased's room—I was asleep in my room on the night of July 24th; I was awakened by a crash of glass, I think about 2 a.m.—I next heard footsteps passing my bedroom door, coming upstairs—I opened my bedroom door, then I heard the deceased's bedroom door being shut and locked—I heard cries of "Mother, mother"—I went down stairs for assistance, and passed Mrs. Collins—I went into the street and found the police—I went to Inspector Grove and told him what was going on—he blew his whistle, and he and a sergeant came back and burst the door in.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-124" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE ROUSE</persName> </hi>. (146 J.) On the early morning of July 25th, I was in Colvestone Crescent with Haywood—I heard cries of murder about 2.30 a.m.—I went to 10, Ridley Road, and broke open a door on the first floor—I saw the deceased standing just inside the door in her night
<lb/>dress covered with blood—the prisoner as standing at the foot of the bed bleeding from a gash in his throat—I caught the deceased and sat her in a chair—Haywood seized the prisoner—I rushed down stairs to blow my whistle for assistance, and met Inspector Grove and Sergeant Sly at the door, and returned into the room with them—I went to Haywood, who was struggling with the prisoner—after a very violent struggle we overpowered him, took him down stairs, placed him on a barrow, and took him to the German Hospital—while lying on the bed he said, "Is my sweetheart dead; is there any escape for me? I hope I shall live so that I can repent for my sins"—I had my lamp with me, and when I got to the room I turned it on as the room was in darkness—the prisoner had nothing in his hand then.</p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-125" type="given" value="RUFUS"/>RUFUS HAYWOOD</persName> </hi> (173 J.) I went with Rouse to 10, Ridley Road, at 2.20 a.m. on July 25th—we went to the first floor back room, and burst the door open; I turned on my light; the room was in darkness—I saw the deceased standing in the room against the chest of drawers bleeding from a large wound in her throat—the prisoner was standing at. the foot of the bed also bleeding from a wound in his throat—I at once arrested him; he became very violent; Rouse came to my assistance; we could not overpower him, so Rouse went for other assistance—Inspector Grove and Sergeant Sly came to our assistance—the prisoner was overpowered and taken down stairs—he was placed on a coster's barrow and taken to the German Hospital; he had nothing in his hand.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Inspector.</hi>) About 2.30 a.m., on July 25th, I was on duty in High Street, Kingsland, when Tregonning came up to me; in consequence of what he said I and Sly went to 10, Ridley Road—Rouse and Haywood were already there—I went upstairs to the back bedroom on the first floor—I saw the prisoner being held by Haywood and the deceased sitting in a chair near a chest of drawers inside the door in a state of collapse—she had only her night dress on—as I went towards her she fell forward and I caught her in my arms—I laid her on the floor and put a pillow slip round her neck and a pillow under her head—I then called for assistance and lights, as the constable's lamp was knocked over in the struggle—I got lights, and a doctor came, but by that time the deceased was dead—we had the prisoner removed to the German</p>
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<p>Hospital on a coster's barrow which was near at hand—after he had gone I looked round the room; I found a razor lying on the dressing table wet with blood, and one or two spots of blood on the looking glass; also marks of blood on the top in the centre of the bed—I went down into the basement and found the washhouse door window broken, and an old bolt partially forced off. which would enable the door to be opened—it was standing open at the time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When the struggle with the prisoner took place, he was making desperate efforts to get away for some purpose, and I should say he was greatly excited—he was very much injured and bleeding very much—his throat was cut.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">J.</hi>) On the early morning of July 25th I went with Grove to 10, Ridley Road—I went upstairs to the back bedroom of the first floor—I saw the deceased sitting in a chair with a wound in her throat—I also saw the prisoner struggling with Rouse and Haywood, with a wound in his throat—I went to their assistance—after struggling for a short time he said, "All right, I am done"—we put him on a coster's barrow and took him to the hospital—I went back to the house and helped to search the premises—in the w.c. in the yard I found this hat and jacket (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—in the left jacket pocket I found this empty black razor case (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>); it was shut—I also found a lady's white bow, in the dust bin I found a pair of boots—on the floor of the bedroom I found a waistcoat and this latch key in the pocket—I—have tried the key at Nos. 9, 10 and 12, Ridley Road, and it fits them all—No. 12 is an empty house; No. 9 is not empty—you can get from No. 9 or No. 12 to No. 10 by climbing over a wall 3 or 4 feet high—you can get into the yard of No. 10 without going through either of the houses if you go by the backs of about thirty houses.</p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-128" type="given" value="BERNARD"/>BERNARD GOITEIN</persName> </hi>. I am a registered medical practitioner of 114, High Street, Kingsland—on July 25th I was called to 10, Ridley Road—I got there between 2.40 and 2.45 a.m.—I saw the deceased lying on the floor with a wound in her throat—she had been dead for ten or fifteen minutes—she had one wound in the middle of her neck 4 in. long and 1 in. deep—a second wound was in the middle of her left cheek, about 1 1/2 in. long, and the same depth—the great vessels of the neck were severed—she had bled to death—I made a
<hi rend="italic">post mortem in</hi> examination—there was no doubt the cause of death was loss of blood; the wounds might very likely have been caused by a razor.</p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-129" type="given" value="PAUL"/>PAUL DASER</persName> </hi>. I am house surgeon at the German Hospital, Dalston Lane—on July 25th, about 3 a.m., the prisoner was admitted to the hospital suffering from his throat cut in the thyricd cartilage and an opening in his wind pipe; the large vein and artery were not severed—he was under my care from July 25th until September 15th—he seemed to me to be quite sane, but I did not examine him on that behalf specially—I saw no indication of insanity—the wound was certainly self-inflicted.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-130" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t19041017-name-130" type="surname" value="GOITEIN"/>
<interp inst="t19041017-name-130" type="given" value="BKRNARD"/>BKRNARD GOITEIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). The wound on the deceased was not self inflicted.</p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-131" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WALLACE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Inspector</hi>). On the morning of September</p>
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<p>16th, I took the prisoner into custody at the German Hospital—I told him he would be charged with murder and attempted suicide—I cautioned him, he said nothing—I took him to the station; he was formerly charged but said nothing.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">proposed to call Dr. Scott to show that the prisoner was sane as the defence had set up the question of the prisoner's sanity.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JUSTICE</hi> Big ham
<hi rend="italic">agreed that Dr. Scott should be called.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-132" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-132" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES SCOTT</persName> </hi>. I am the medical officer at Brixton Prison—formerly I was medical officer at Holloway—during the eight or nine years that I have held those appointments, prisoners awaiting trial have been under my care, and it has been part of my duty to keep prisoners under observation to see the state of their minds, particularly in cases of murder—I have had the prisoner under my care since September 16th—I have had many interviews with him, and reports have been made by the warders as to his habits day and night—I have not detected any insanity during that time—I have heard the evidence in the case, and have made enquiries of the prisoner as to his family history—in my opinion he has been sane whilst under my observation—I do not think the evidence proves him to have been insane on July 25th.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had the depositions laid before me—I made a report—I made enquiries from Mrs. Reynolds—she related to me what she has said here about the prisoner's strangeness—he seems to have been very much attached to the deceased, and felt very much the breaking off of the engagement—on one occasion he said he scarcely knew what he did during the rest of the week after it was broken off—he said he was very much depressed and miserable on the evening of July 24th—he did not speak to me about the writing on the wall, but Mrs. Reynolds did—more than once the prisoner said that from the time he left his sister's house on that Sunday until after the deed was done he did not know what he was doing—I think on July 24th he was in a condition of extreme mental worry.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I do not find anything to account for his mind being a blank from July 25th to 26th—I only know of cases where a mind is active, then becomes a blank, and then is active again, in epilepsy, and I do not find any in him—there would probably be some history of it if it was there.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">DEATH</hi> </rs>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, October</hi> 19
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1904.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. C. F. GILL</hi>, K.C.,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi> Defended.</p>
<hi rend="italic">During the evidence for the prosecution, the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JOHNSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-137" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES HAMPTON</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer of 13, Curzon Street, Hoxton—on September 24th, about 11 p.m., I was in Shoreditch—I went down by the Griffin public house, when I was seized from behind—there was a wrestle, and I was thrown down—I cannot say who my assailants were—I was not much hurt—I lost about 2s. 9d. in money and two tin boxes—these articles (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) are like what I had—I cannot identify anybody in connection with the matter.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Harry Wells.</hi> I admit I struck you when you were brought back by the constables, because one of the witnesses said you were the man.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">G.</hi>) I was on duty in Great Eastern Street on September 24th, and saw the two prisoners—I received information and went towards them—on seeing me they commenced to run in different directions—I blew my whistle and followed Harry Wells—as he ran, he took something from his pocket and threw it away—I caught him, and he said, "What is this for, guv'nor, I have done nothing wrong, I earn my living honestly"—I took him back to where he threw the articles away and found these things produced—I took him back to the prosecutor and asked him if they were his—he said, "Yes," and on seeing the prisoner he said, "That is the——who knocked me down and robbed me"—the prosecutor was drunk—at the station nothing was said.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Harry Wells.</hi> You were about ten yards from me when I saw you throw away the things—I never saw you rob the prosecutor.</p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-139" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK CHAFF</persName> </hi> (367
<hi rend="italic">G.</hi>) I was on duty in Great Eastern Street or September 24th, and heard a whistle blown—I saw William Wells running; I gave chase and caught him—he said, "What do you want me for?"—I said, "I don't know, come back and see"—I took him back to the constable who blew the whistle, and he was taken to the prosecutor.</p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-140" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY NORRIS</persName> </hi>. I am 12 years old, and am a schoolboy—on Septem
<lb/>ber 26th, I was in Shoreditch, and saw the two prisoners take these things from the prosecutor's pocket, and then walk away—I went up and told a policeman, and he went after them—they ran away—I followed and picked the things up.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Harry Wells.</hi> I saw you feeling in the man's pocket.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by William Wells.</hi> I saw both of you with the prose
<lb/>cutor—one was lying on him, and the other was at the side—I do not know which one took the things.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Harry Wells, in his defence on oath, said that he was going home, at the time when he was arrested, that he was not running, and that he never saw the prosecutor.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">William Wells" defence:</hi>" I do not know anything about the robbery; I have a good character and have never been convicted before."</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HARRY WELLS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at this Court on February</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1902.
<hi rend="italic">Three other convictions were proved against him.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM WELLS</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">who received a good character—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, October</hi> 19
<hi rend="italic">th.</hi> 1901.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GAXZ</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">old.</hi> in copper—he gave me another blow in my back, or kicked me—I was on the ground—he put his hand over my mouth, and dragged me round the corner into Tinworth Street—I was unable to scream—he whistled like a bird, when five more young fellows came up—he held me in a recess against a wall in Tinworth Street—I was standing up—he then handed this purse to the young men who were round me, and one took the contents, and handed it back to the prisoner, who gave me my purse back, and said. "There's your purse, your money is all right," but when I opened it afterwards there was only a penny in it—he then put his hand over my mouth, and asked me to pull my clothes up—he said, "If you scream or make any noise, I'll put your lights out"—I did not scream, because he had his hand over my mouth—he then pulled my clothes up. and tried to do something to me—his own were open—I screamed murder as loud as I could. I resisted, and scratched his throat—a man passing went for the police—the prisoner dropped my clothes, and they all ran away—the policeman ran after him and caught him—I did not know any of them—I went to the police station with the prisoner and the police—the prisoner was not the worse for drink—he used filthy language—I had had a glass, but was not the worse for drink—I had left off work at eight, in the Belvedere Road, Westminster Bridge Road, and I had been at work at Thanet House, opposite the Royal Courts—I was coming from visiting my sisters, where I go every Saturday night, in Stewart's Grove, Wandsworth Road.</p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-144" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES LEAVER</persName> </hi>. I am a bricklayer of 93, Loland Street, Lambeth about 12.30 a.m. on September 18th, I was proceeding over the Vauxhall temporary bridge from the Lambeth side when I heard a</p>
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<hi rend="italic">back
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> The whole thing lasted five to ten minutes.</p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-145" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN ROWE</persName> </hi>, M.R.C.S. I am divisional surgeon of police—I saw Harry Leeves, a police constable of the L Division, yesterday—he was suffering from influenza, and is not likely to be able to attend here to-day to give evidence.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective L.</hi>) I was present at the Westminster Police Court on September 19th when Harry Leeves' evidence was taken before the Magistrate—he was sworn—the prisoner had an opportunity of examining him.
<hi rend="italic">Deposition of</hi> charles Harry Leeves.
<hi rend="italic">P.C.</hi> 60
<hi rend="italic">L., read:</hi> "At 12.43 a.m. on September 18th I was on duty at the foot of Vauxhall temporary bridge. Charles Leaver came to me. From what he said I went to Tinworth Street. I saw last witness surrounded by several men. They saw me and ran. I gave chase, and caught prisoner about three parts down the street. I asked him to come back to the woman. He said, 'Yes, I will come back, I have done nothing wrong.' I took him back to prosecutrix, and she said,' I have been robbed and assaulted by this man.' I told prisoner I should take him. He said, 'I do not know her. I am a hard working man, and would not do such a thing to any woman.' She had been drinking, but was not drunk, and prisoner was in the same state. At the station when charged, the prisoner said,' I don't know anything about it; you have made a mistake; it is all lies.' On him I found in his waistcoat pocket one shilling and two sixpences. 1 1/2 d. in bronze was in his trousers pocket."</p>
<hi rend="italic">The. prisoner, in his defence on oath, said he heard shouting and went to see the cause; that he was drunk, and when taken into custody he protested his innocence; and that he was a hard working man, and could not commit such an assault.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-147" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY MILLER</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's brother—I was with him drink
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<p>is said to have been committed, when I went to the urinal there—on coming out I missed him, and supposed he had gone home—he was very drunk.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I live in the Wandsworth Road—Tinworth Street is in the opposite direction.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, October</hi> 19
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1904.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before J. A. Rentoul, Esq., K.C.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE FISHER</hi> (47)</persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">BARNET ROSENTHAL</hi> (24)</persName>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SARFATY</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">who received a good character</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Discharged on his own recognisances.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FISHER</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">having been convicted of felony at Clerkenwell Sessions on January</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1896—
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<hi rend="italic">Four months' hard labour.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ROSENTHAL</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">who received a good character</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Three months' hard labour.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t19041017-30-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> [Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-154" type="given" value="DESOLINA ANNA MARIA"/>Desolina Anna Maria Rigole</persName>, a girl under the age of 16 years, to be upon the said premises for the purpose of being carnally known by men. </rs>
<hi rend="italic">The evidence is unfit for publication.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COHEN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi> mr. O'Connor
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-764-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-764-19041017 t19041017-764-punishment-29"/>Eighteen months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, October</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 21
<hi rend="italic">st. and</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1004.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Bigham.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM ROBERT REECE</hi> (47)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19041017-765-offence-1 t19041017-name-156"/>London and North Western Railway Company</persName>; </rs>
<hi rend="italic">also</hi>
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<interp inst="t19041017-765-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>attempting to obtain £5,000 from the said Company by false pretences with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. J. P. GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PETER GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted;</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PIERSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-157" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS MOORE</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Royal Courts of Justice—I produce the pleadings in the action in 1903 R 1577.</p>
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<persName id="t19041017-name-158" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19041017-name-158" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-158" type="given" value="NICHOLAS JOHN"/>NICHOLAS JOHN FUNNELL</persName> </hi>. I am a shorthand writer at the Royal Courts of Justice—on June 1st, 1904, I took notes in an action of
<hi rend="italic">Reece</hi> v.
<hi rend="italic">The London and North Western Railway</hi>—I produce those short
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<p>notes and the transcript—at the police court I underlined certain passages in blue.</p>
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<persName id="t19041017-name-159" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19041017-name-159" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19041017-name-159" type="surname" value="LAW"/>
<interp inst="t19041017-name-159" type="given" value="ALFRED HENRY"/>ALFRED HENRY LAW</persName> </hi>. I am a shorthand writer at the Royal Courts of Justice—on June 2nd, 1904, I took a shorthand note of the evidence given by the prisoner, the plaintiff in the action mentioned—I produce my note and a transcript of it—at the request of the Magistrate, at the police court, I underlined certain passages in red—I was present on the first day of the action, and saw the prisoner sworn.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The shorthand notes were then read, in which the prisoner swore that he had an accident at Euston on August</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1903,
<hi rend="italic">in consequence of which he was unable to walk without a stick, and could not walk any distance without fain; that he had made from</hi> £800 to £1,000
<hi rend="italic">the year before the accident; that within a week of the accident he was unable to walk; that he had been deaf on his left side ever since the accident; that he had been compelled to wear glasses since; that he never carried on business as Morant and Company; and that he was now unable to carry on business.</hi> </p>
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<persName id="t19041017-name-160" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19041017-name-160" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19041017-name-160" type="surname" value="OUIN"/>
<interp inst="t19041017-name-160" type="given" value="CHARLES LOUIS"/>CHARLES LOUIS OUIN</persName> </hi>. I am managing clerk to Mr. J. S. Old-field, solicitor, of 64, Basinghall Street—Mr. Oldfield was agent to Mr. Day, the landlord of 13, St. Edmund's Place, Aldersgate Street—I know the prisoner and his writing—I produce a tenancy agreement which bears this endorsement on the back: "Ada Martin, trading as Morant & Co., having transferred her business to me, I am agreeable to carry out this agreement from March 25th, 1902, p.p. Dora Reece, W. Robert Reece"—that is in the prisoner's writing—the tenancy was assigned to Dora Reece—in the end we were losers to the extent of £25 in cones
<lb/>quence of a cheque handed to us signed "Morant & Co.'s successors, p.p. W. Robert Reece," which was dishonoured.</p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-161" type="given" value="PERCY JAMES"/>PERCY JAMES BALDOCK</persName> </hi>. I am a grocer at 35, Copthall Avenue, City—I know the prisoner—on October 13th, 1902, I let him a room at 27, Copthall Avenue at £20 a year—he took it in the name of Wm. Robert Reece—in March, 1903, I let him another room at £20 a year, taken in his name—there was very little business carried on there, as far as I could see—the rent was paid up to March 25th, 1903—I took the keys back in September, 1903, six months' rent being due—in the vacated rooms I found a number of documents and letters, amongst them this call book—I produced them at the police court.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I last saw the prisoner about June, 1903—I said before the Magistrate that I did not see him limping about before the accident nor wearing dark glasses, nor notice any deafness—I have seen him since the accident, and he has limped and worn dark glasses, and was apparently deaf—generally he appeared to be physically weaker after the accident—he had an appearance which I should expect to see of a man who had gone through a shock on a railway.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19041017-name-162" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-162" type="given" value="LEONARD STANLEY"/>LEONARD STANLEY FIELDING</persName> </hi>. I am now a messenger, of 94, Eugenia Road, Rotherhithe—in March, 1903, I was engaged as office boy by the prisoner at 27, Copthall Avenue—I stayed till July 4th, 1903—there was no one else employed by the prisoner—there was no business done there as far as I know—I kept this call book—I used to write out tele
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<p>graph codes; the prisoner said it would improve my writing—there was no name outside the door—on the wall down stairs was "Mr. Reece"—I had 5s. a week.</p>
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<persName id="t19041017-name-163" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19041017-name-163" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19041017-name-163" type="surname" value="REITAMULLER"/>
<interp inst="t19041017-name-163" type="given" value="JOHN GEORGE"/>JOHN GEORGE REITAMULLER</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk to Messrs. Buchholtz, wholesale drapers, 37 and 38, St. Paul's Churchyard—the prisoner came to us in April, 1902, introducing himself as "A. Morant & Co.'s successors"—he wanted some drapery goods for South Africa—he had £2 or £3 worth for cash—he came again for more goods, on credit this time—we asked for a reference, and he gave this card, "A. Morant
<hi rend="italic">&</hi> co., tea gown manufacturers, export and wholesale, 13, Edmund Place, Jewin Street, Aldersgate"—we supplied him with £42 worth of goods on a three months' bill—this is the bill accepted by him, and dated August 20th, 1902—that bill was presented and dishonoured—we threatened an action but dropped it—we have never received any of the money.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The London and North Western Railway people called upon me in August this year.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I gave evidence before the Magistrate.</p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-164" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK CAMPBELL</persName> </hi>. I am a grocer, at Hove, and have known the prisoner for some time—I have cashed cheques for him—he dealt with me—he owes me about £22 for grocery—this cheque for £20, dated March 10th, 1902, is signed "A. Morant & Co."—he sent it to me asking for it to be changed—I paid certain matters for him, holding the cheque as security—I never presented it for payment, as I received a letter asking me not to do so.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I advanced him sums of money, and received repay
<lb/>ments—I have changed cheques for him in the name of Mrs. Reece and Morant& Co., and they were duly honoured—I heard about the prisoner's accident—I never noticed him wearing dark glasses before, nor walking with difficulty, nor supporting himself with a stick—after the accident he limped and walked lame—when I first saw him after the accident he was so changed in appearance that I hardly knew him—he held his hand to one of his ears.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He spoke to me about his action and the result of it—he told me what he alleged his injuries were—the cheques I received were drawn by Morant & Co. and Mrs. Reece—the loan transactions were quite independent of the payments for groceries.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19041017-name-165" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19041017-name-165" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19041017-name-165" type="surname" value="FRASER"/>
<interp inst="t19041017-name-165" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH FRASER</persName> </hi>. I am a widow—in December, 1902, I was keep
<lb/>ing 96. Addison Gardens, Kensington, as a boarding house—on December 24th, 1902, the prisoner came to me—he had a lady with him. Whom I now know to be Miss Ada Martin—he described her as Mrs. Reece—he took my upper flat, furnished, at two guineas a week—he did not give any reference, as he said he had just landed from South Africa, and could not give any—eight guineas was paid in advance—after four weeks I gave him notice to leave, but Mrs. Reece, as I thought her then, pleaded to stay for her accouchement, and I consented—they left in May, 1903, owing me £33—I took proceedings against them, and got judgment, but was unable to serve it—I have never received any part of the £33.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was the lady who said they had just come from</p>
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<p>South Africa—she did not say she had just come, but her husband and herself had just come; she described the voyage as well.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19041017-name-166" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19041017-name-166" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19041017-name-166" type="surname" value="GODFREY"/>
<interp inst="t19041017-name-166" type="given" value="GEORGE HENRY"/>GEORGE HENRY GODFREY</persName> </hi>. I am a butcher at Sidcup—in 1903 I was a butcher at Hove—the prisoner was a customer of mine—on June 6th, 1903, he asked me to cash a cheque for £10 for him, which I did—the cheque was paid into my bank but dishonoured—I have never been paid the £10—in addition, he owes me £9 6s. 5d. for meat supplied.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I may have cashed two cheques before for other customers, but I do not remember doing so—in my first dealings with the prisoner, the account was sent in to Mrs. Reece monthly, and it was paid, either in full or in substantial parts—my shop is near the railway station—before August 8th I had not seen the prisoner wearing dark glasses—before then he walked like a perfectly sound, healthy man—I heard that he had been sent to a nursing home—when he came back he always had a stick and always wore glasses, and he appeared to be deaf, holding his hand to the ear.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I called upon him once or twice unexpectedly about the cheque, and he could hear me when I was close to him.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19041017-name-167" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19041017-name-167" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19041017-name-167" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t19041017-name-167" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am a grocer at Hove—I have had dealings with the prisoner—he came in July, 1903—he owed me some money then—he asked me to cash this cheque for £18 12s. 6d., drawn on the South African Bank, Capetown—I said I did not cash cheques that were not drawn on a London bank—he said they had a London branch, and he altered the "Capetown" to "London"—I did not cash it, but kept it—about May, 1904, he spoke to me about some pictures that had been put up for sale, but had not reached the reserve price—he said they were worth about £250—he asked me to clear the auctioneer's charges and commission, and in return he would make over the pictures to me as security—I gave him £10 12s. 6d. for this purpose—I found the pictures were only worth about £10—the prisoner owes me about £35—he gave me an order on Messrs. Osborn & Osborn, his solicitors in his action, for the money, but I never got anything under it—he also wanted me to lend money on pawn tickets.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Of the £35 due, £1 14s. 11d. was owing for grocery, the rest was for money lent prior to August 8th, 1903.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19041017-name-168" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19041017-name-168" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19041017-name-168" type="surname" value="LAMMOND"/>
<interp inst="t19041017-name-168" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES LAMMOND</persName> </hi>. I am cashier to the African Banking Corpora
<lb/>tion, Ltd., 43, Threadneedle Street, City—we have a branch at Capetown—the prisoner opened an account with us on October 13th, 1902—I produce a certified copy of the account, which was closed on March 31st, 1903—this cheque form is issued by the Long Street Branch, Capetown—there was no authority in London for paying any money in reference to it—I found an entry in our books which denoted that a cheque drawn for £140 by A. Muir & Co. had been presented at our bank and returned—there was no such account at our bank—at one time there was an account at the Capetown branch in the name of Ada Martin.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The account was opened on October 13th, 1902, and was always in credit.</p>
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<persName id="t19041017-name-169" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-169" type="surname" value="COLSON"/>
<interp inst="t19041017-name-169" type="given" value="ALFRED WILLIAM MANNERS"/>ALFRED WILLIAM MANNERS COLSON</persName> </hi>. I am clerk to Mr. Bridge,</p>
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<p>solicitor, 27. Copthall Avenue, City—in 1902 the prisoner was tenant of the back room at that address—he afterwards had a second room—he carried on business as "A. Morant & Co.'s successors," which name was at the entrance—on his door was a card with "Richards & Co., general insurance, mortgage and money brokers"—this bill was drawn by the prisoner, in the name of Richard & Co., upon Arthur Sebright—£25 was advanced by my principal upon it—we took proceedings upon it, in the course of which we received this cheque for £3 3s. for Counsel's fees—that was paid in, but dishonoured.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw the prisoner after August 8th, 1903—he was walking with two sticks, and wearing dark glasses—I saw a considerable alteration in him.</p>
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<persName id="t19041017-name-170" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-170" type="given" value="MAXIMILIAN' NICHOLAS"/>MAXIMILIAN' NICHOLAS MORAINE</persName> </hi>. I am a merchant at 87, Finsbury Pavement—I knew the prisoner when he was trading as Morant & Co., nine or ten years ago—about two years ago I met him, and called upon him, thinking I might do business—it is not true that he was engaged by me as a buyer; there was no arrangement at all—I was subpœnaed by the prisoner to appear at the trial, but was not called.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> His solicitors drew up a proof of my evidence—they put what they liked in it—I do not remember that these words appeared in it, "I proposed for him to come to me as a general buyer for the South African market," hut they wanted me to make that statement—I may have agreed to those words in the proof, as I was worried by the prisoner, and I thought the only way to get rid of him was to agree to everything the solicitors put in—I did not swear to it—what I say now is the truth—I wrote a letter on August 13th. 1903, to Mrs. Reece saying, "I beg to say I will keep open the position as long as I can," but that was in answer to a letter from her—it was to smooth matters at home, as I knew the prisoner had a double establishment—it was written out of kindness, at the prisoner's dictation.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The reason of my letter was to cover up the existence of the second establishment.</p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-171" type="given" value="GEORGE INGLIS"/>GEORGE INGLIS BOYLE</persName> </hi>. I am a messenger at the London Bankruptcy Court—I produce three files relating to the prisoner's three bankruptcies of 1890, 1898, and 1900.</p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-172" type="given" value="JOHN BROUGHTOX"/>JOHN BROUGHTOX KNIGHT</persName> </hi>. I am Senior Examiner at the London Bankruptcy Court—I examine bankrupts on their accounts, which is distinct from any private or public examination—I am well acquainted with the three files and the documents relating to the prisoner's bank
<lb/>ruptcies—a receiving order was made on September 24th, 1890, and an adjudication on October 4th, 1890—the file shows liabilities £3,217 assets nil—there was no dividend paid—he obtained his discharge in January, 1893—the next bankruptcy is January 7th, 1899—he is there described as "W. Mayward & Co., 36, Copthall Avenue"—the adjudi
<lb/>cation was March 8th—the liabilities were £8,046, liquid assets £686. out of which only £32 was realised—he was examined by me, and, amongst other things, described himself as a money lender—he has not applied for his discharge—the bankruptcy petition on December 3rd, 1900, was</p>
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<p>filed by himself—the adjudication was the same day—the liabilities were £155, assets nil—he was examined by me on a good many occasions—he appeared to be deaf at times—several appointments were postponed, doctor's certificates being sent, saying he was suffering from nervous debility, influenza, and different complaints—I am now speaking of 1898; I had very little to do with the prisoner in 1900—in 1898 he shuffled a little with one foot in walking—occasionally he wore tinted glasses.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Debtors very often are a little hard of hearing at examinations, and it is not uncommon to have certificates sent—they suffer from all sorts of maladies—I examine 40 or 50 debtors in a year—I have not time to notice the walk of all—the prisoner's is an exceptional case—if there had been anything fraudulent disclosed in the prisoner's bankruptcies it would have been reported on an application for dis
<lb/>charge—nothing has been reported.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I discovered no criminality—in some respects his answers were not satisfactory.</p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-173" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MACFARLANE</persName> </hi>. I am a porter at the Gower Hotel, and know the prisoner—these cheques were given to me by him and handed to my principal—they were all dishonoured.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner was a resident of the hotel on and off for two or three years—he always paid his bills—he stayed at the hotel occasionally after the accident—he walked with a stick—I conversed with him, and found I had to talk louder than before—he put his hand to his ear, and appeared ill—he was wearing glasses—I have seen him since about 30 times—he has always been the same as to hearing and walking—I should say he has aged since I saw him last—about six weeks after August 8th he told me he was being watched by detectives in the employment of the railway company at Hove and London—I have seen him with a light bag and a rug done up in a strap, which a man in his condition could carry—the bag was empty, that is, it contained a few papers—I handed it to him—the cheques I mentioned amounted to £10.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> When he went out after the accident he remained out some time.</p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-174" type="given" value="SELWYN WARNER"/>SELWYN WARNER QUARTLEY</persName> </hi>, L.S.A. Lond. I live and carry on my profession at 9, Stanhope Terrace, Gloucester Gate—in February, 1904, I was staying at the Bourne Hall Hotel, Bournemouth—the prisoner was also there—I conversed with him—he spoke to me about his accident, which he said had affected his sight, hearing, and walking—he said the company had offered him a fairly large sum as compensation—I forget what, £1,000, I think—I do not think he then knew I was a doctor—I did not notice any defect in his hearing—he seemed to walk lame, dragged one leg slightly, and used a stick, which did not seem to be much assistance—I was interviewed by the London and North Western Railway's solicitors before the action was heard, and gave them a proof—I attended the trial, but was not called.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner's condition and accident was a matter</p>
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<p>of general conversation in the hotel—I found an officer of the company had come to stay there about ten days after I arrived there—the prisoner told me that he had been examined by Dr. Field and Dr. Ferrier, and also by doctors for the railway company—I did not form any material opinion about his case—I never saw him without his glasses—I concluded there was something wrong with his leg and nervous system—I have seen him walk a mile, not without stopping and taking about 20 minutes to do it in.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I saw him leave his chair without a stick, and walk three or four yards and then back again.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">W. G. NORTH</hi>. I follow no occupation—in February, 1904, I was at the Bourne Hall Hotel, Bournemouth, and saw the prisoner there—he told me about his accident, that the company admitted liability, that they had paid £500 into Court, and had offered to compromise for £2,000: that they had offered to send him for a voyage, or pay his expenses at the hotel—he said his medical expenses would come to £700—I told him if he could get his medical bill out of the railway company, he had better take the £2,000—he also said he was blind, lame, and suffering from his bladder—nothing was said about his deafness—he said he was a diamond broker, but could then hardly tell the colour of a diamond properly—I did not know he was deaf, so took no extra trouble in that respect—I could not see that there was any difficulty in his hearing—I saw him walk in the hotel, but there was no indication of pain—I was subpœnaed at the trial, but was not called.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> His condition was the subject of general conversation in the hotel—I never saw him outside the hotel—in the hotel he was always carrying a stick—I thought the lameness was simulated—I mentioned that to several in the hotel.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I said quietly to a gentleman at the hotel, "Look at that man, he is posing here as an invalid; he is going to bring an action against the London and North Western Railway for £5,000; does he look like an invalid? he is as sound as I am; I have nothing to do with the North Western, it is not my business, but supposing I had, I should write this very night and tell them to send somebody down to look after their interests."</p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-175" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR TURNBULL</persName> </hi>. I am an engineer in the London and North Western Railway Company—on February 12th, 1904, by instructions, I went to stay at the Bourne Hall Hotel, Bournemouth—I spoke to the prisoner there—he had no difficulty in hearing me—I spoke as low as possible—he carried a stick in the ordinary way; it did not seem much assistance to him—he did not use it like a lame man—I went for walks with him—he walked very briskly and easily—I went to a concert with him, and he appeared to have no difficulty in hearing—I overheard him telling somebody that he had received some years ago a stiletto wound, and at the time it was thought his sight would be lost, but that such was not the case, although his sight had never been the same since.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner was speaking in the hotel of his claim and maladies—I say he put no weight on his stick—he wore dark</p>
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<p>glasses—I took notes of my observations and made a report to my superiors.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He did not know who I was when he walked and talked with me.</p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-176" type="given" value="EDWIN FREDERICK"/>EDWIN FREDERICK GWYNNE</persName> </hi>. I am the proprietor of the Bourne Hall Hotel, Bournemouth—the prisoner came to the hotel on January 28th, 1904, and stayed until February 16th, 1904—I constantly saw him at meals—I never noticed any difficulty in his hearing—he has never paid his hotel bill—he borrowed £2 or £3, which has not been paid—I conversed with him, and he appeared to have no difficulty in hearing—he used a stick, and two sticks at first—he told me about the accident, and that the company had paid a sum of money into Court, I believe £2,000. "</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I cannot say if he suggested that his solicitors had offered to settle for £2,000 without prejudice—I do not know that the solicitors had written to that effect—he told me he had been examined by doctors of the company—he told me he was deaf—I may have told him that his bill might stand over until after the action.</p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-177" type="given" value="ARTHUR HENRY"/>ARTHUR HENRY CHEATLE</persName> </hi>, F.R.C.S. I live at 18, Savile Row, W., and have had considerable experience in ear maladies—on May 13th, 1904, I was instructed by the railway company to examine the prisoner's ears—I had not acted for the company before—I thoroughly examined his ears, his nose, and pharynx—I came to the conclusion that he was trying to deceive me—he complained that through the accident he had become stone deaf in his left ear and badly deaf in the right—I told him I was going to block up his right ear, his good one; but instead of doing so, I introduced a small rubber hollow tube, which interfered in no way with his hearing; he then pretended to be stone deaf in his right ear; could not hear the loudest shouting; as soon as the tube was removed his hearing returned—this is the tube (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>), which, inserted in the ear, would not in any way affect the hearing—I bellowed in his right ear—I also applied the tuning fork test—I proposed to him another test, which he would not face; he pretended to faint—Dr. Field was present at these tests—he was called at the trial—I had heard nothing from the railway company except that the prisoner was deaf—I formed my opinion upon my independent tests.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was asked to come for a consultation with Dr. Aldren Turner—my instructions were verbal, and they came from Dr. Turner—I knew that the prisoner had been examined three times by medical men of authority—I arranged that a shorthand writer should accompany me for one test, which was not carried out—one test was in the nature of a trick—when I put the tube into the ear I beckoned to Mr. Field to come and look—it would be possible for the India
<lb/>rubber to kink in the ear passage, but if so, it would not stop the hearing—I am convinced that his fainting was a sham—there were several doctors present besides Dr. Field—they were there to look on, I suppose—I would swear that he tried to deceive me—I said before the Magistrate that I would not swear that the prisoner was not deaf in the</p>
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<p>left ear and I adhere to that now, but I say that when he said he was stone deaf he was telling a lie.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The tube did not kink; I was careful to look down it, and could see the drum of the ear.</p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-178" type="given" value="JANE"/>JANE BURROUGH</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of William Burrough, and live at Manor Villas, Acton Lane. Willesden, and keep a boarding house—the prisoner called upon me on August 7th, 1903, between 9 and 10 p.m.—he engaged a bedroom and sitting room for himself, wife and baby—he came the next day between 4 and 5—the lady I now know to be Miss Ada Martin—they brought a good deal of luggage—he apologised for being late, and said he had been in a railway accident, and I inquired if he was hurt—he said, "Well, I have had a shaking up," and he sat down and added, "I am afraid I shall have a black eye, and will make the railway company pay for it, make no mistake"—I thought he was very funny—he had no black eye—he went out probably three times that evening—after taking a lot of things in at the door he lifted in a box of beer—he did not appear to be suffering from dreadful pains in his back—later on, the baby was crying, and I went upstairs and saw that he was dancing the baby in the window—I offered to take it, but he refused—I saw him go out the next morning—he did not appear to walk in pain—he ran down the steps—during the time he stayed at my house he had no sickness at all—on the 7th, when he came, he put on plain glasses to write me out a receipt, what I call goggles—when he went away on the Sunday morning he was wearing similar glasses.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He did not tell me that he had just seen the com
<lb/>pany's doctor at Willesden—I was at the High Court, but was not called—I may not have been asked about the box of beer when before the Magistrate.</p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-179" type="given" value="JOHN THOMAS"/>JOHN THOMAS ALLEN</persName> </hi>. I am a police inspector, employed by the London and North Western Railway Company, and have been for many years—I received instructions about September, 1903, to make inquiries, and to watch the prisoner—I took notes from time to time of what I saw—I watched him on November 28th, 1903—I saw him first at 12.40 p.m. in Great Portland Street—a fellow officer, Dyke, was with me—he entered 63, Great Portland Street, carrying a rug, and he had a stick—he stayed there till 1.40—he came out and went to the post office in Regent Street—inside the took off a pair of dark glasses, and wrote a telegram—he then went to 239, Regent Street, a restaurant, and stayed there some time—he then went back to 63, Great Portland Street—he was there half an hour, and then left in a cab, and went to Victoria Station—this was at 3.8—he alighted from the cab—I saw him on the station—he was walking about—he seemed to walk very well—he was not using the stick for support—I next saw him on Tuesday, December 8th, in George Street, Euston Road—he left a barber's shop at 12 o'clock, and went to the Gower Hotel—he was wearing dark glasses—he left the hotel at 1.10 and went to Gower Street Railway Station—I followed him—he went from there to Moorgate Street—I</p>
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<p>saw him get in and out of the train with no apparent difficulty—I saw him go up the stairs on to the City level—he went to Fore Street and then to Coleman Street the address of Osborn & Osborn, who acted for him as solicitors—he came out and went to a restaurant—from there he went to 40, Copthall Avenue—he remained there some little time, and then went to 52, Copthall Avenue—he then went to 70, Fore Street—he walked then to Moorgate Street Station—I followed him—I saw him go down the steps and get into the train—he got out at Gower Street, and I followed him to the Gower Hotel—he left at 4.25, carrying a Gladstone bag in one hand and a bundle of rugs in the other—he went to Gower Street Railway Station again, and booked to Finchley—I saw him get into the train—he was not aided or assisted by anybody—I saw him change at King's Cross and Finsbury Park—I saw no difficulty on his part—he was still carrying the bag and rugs—he was not using any stick—he got out at Finchley and stood waiting for a 'bus—he got into one and got out again—he then went to 4, Derby Villas, where Ada Martin was then living—during the whole of the day he had no difficulty in walking—he walked with a kind of a shuffle; he is not a smart walking man—on December 15th I again saw him—he left 5, Wilberry Avenue, Hove, where he was living with his family—he had a stick with him—there is a steep footbridge over the railway near his house—I saw him go over it—he rode in a 'bus a little while, and came home at 3.40—I saw him several times that day getting in and out of 'buses and walking—he had no difficulty in getting about—I saw him get out of a 'bus before it stopped, catching hold of his wife, who was on the foot
<lb/>board, and saying, "Don't get off till it stops"—I heard that—he walked behind the 'bus, holding her hand for about 10 yards—I next watched him on December 16th at Hove—he left his house at 9.45, having a rug with him and a stick, wearing dark glasses—he caught the 10.2 train for London—I rode in the train—he got out at London Bridge—he had no. difficulty—he got on the outside of a 'bus and so did I—I overheard his conversation—he was sitting on the right side of the gentleman he was speaking to—the prisoner had no difficulty in hearing—he talked of the accident, substantially—he went to a lot of places, walking sometimes, and then went to the Gower Hotel—he had a Gladstone bag, a rug, and a stick—he went from there to Victoria Station and took the train to Brighton, changing at Preston Park—I followed him—he walked to his home from Hove Station—during the whole of the day I saw no indica
<lb/>tion of pain in his walking—I watched him next on December 21st—he travelled to London, and was about London the whole day—I saw no indication of pain or difficulty in walking—I watched him again on January 1st, 1904—he went about a good deal, climbing up to the top of 'buses and walking about without any difficulty—I watched him again on January 5th—he went to a number of places—I noticed nothing wrong with his walking powers—I watched him again on January 14th when he came front Hove—I got out at East Croydon, where I saw ex-Inspector Howard on the platform—I gave him certain instructions—he got into the prisoner's compartment—I was present when Carlin arrested him,</p>
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<p>and saw the documents found upon him—I produced them at the Police Court—during the whole of the time I watched the prisoner he walked about apparently without any pain or difficulty.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw him go to a barber's named Chapiri near Gower Street—I did not inquire of the barber about him—I did not inquire whether the bag I saw the prisoner carrying was full or empty—on all the days except one that I saw him, he was carrying a stick, but putting no weight on it—the one exception was when he had a bundle of rugs and a bag—on most occasions he was wearing dark glasses—I was pretty frequently near him—I should say he knew he was being watched.</p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-180" type="given" value="HUMPHRY MANSFIELD"/>HUMPHRY MANSFIELD DYKE</persName> </hi>. I am a detective employed by the London and North Western Railway Company—I began to watch the prisoner on Friday, November 27th, 1903, about 10.30 a.m.—I saw him leave Great Portland Street—he was alone—he walked into Regent Street. Oxford Street, and back to Great Portland Street at 11.15—I saw Ada Martin arrive at Great Portland Street at 12.55 p.m., and leave with the prisoner at 1.10 p.m.—they called at the Cock Hotel for a few minutes, and left for the Tube Railway, from where they went to Shepherd's Bush and on to Richmond—I followed them about, and they eventually went to Church End, Finchley at 9—I was watching him on December 7th—he had then a rug, a bag, and a stick—I saw him get into a train at Moorgate Street and get out at Gower Street—he was out all day—I followed him about by 'bus and train—on December 9th I saw him leave Derby Villas at 10.20; he took a 'bus to Church End Station, Finchley—he got off the 'bus and ran down the slope to the station, and down the steps and into a train, without a ticket—I followed him—he alighted at York Road, King's Cross, and got on a 'bus—I saw him actually running down the incline at the station—on December 12th I was at Brighton and saw him leave Hove about 10 a.m.—he walked along the road and got on a 'bus, got off the 'bus and walked along the front—he was using his stick to walk with—he did not seem to put any weight on it—I saw him leave his house about 2.30—he had a boy with him—they went to the Park—the boy had a football with him—they began to play—the boy threw the ball to him, and he kicked it back—he did that two or three times—he picked the ball up—I did not see any signs of pain when he did so—going back to December 8th, I saw him leave the Gower Hotel at 4.25 p.m. with a bag and a bundle of rugs, also a stick which he was carrying in a trailing manner—I was watching him, off and on right up to December 28th—I watched him on June 22nd. 1904, when he went to the Court of Appeal—I saw him come out of the Law Courts—he went to a barrister's chambers in the Temple, from there he walked over Waterloo Bridge, where he got on a 'bus—I had to walk as hard as I could to keep up with him—he held himself very erect and walked very sharp.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Altogether I watched him for sixteen days—I do not know that he would observe that he was being watched—it reached ray knowledge that he had been complaining of being watched and</p>
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<p>followed—I cannot say when—the bag he was carrying from the Gower Hotel did not look full, it was not bulging out—Allen and I made a joint report—I should say every time I saw the prisoner he had a stick with him, which he was mostly holding in his hand with the end on the ground—I saw him one day without glasses at all.</p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-181" type="given" value="HENRY LINWOOD"/>HENRY LINWOOD EVEREST</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk to the Cunard Steamship Company—on June 17th, 1901, the prisoner came to our office and took a ticket for America by the
<hi rend="italic">Umbria</hi>—he paid £2 deposit—on June 24th I received this telegram from Portslade:
<hi rend="italic"/>" self and son unable to travel, you must refund money"—he afterwards came with a detective and said he had been arrested.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He told me something about having been in an accident, and was going for a sea trip for the benefit of his health—I do not remember that he appeared to be deaf—he was wearing dark glasses—he told me he had had an action and had lost it.</p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-182" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19041017-name-182" type="surname" value="CARLIN"/>
<interp inst="t19041017-name-182" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS CARLIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant</hi>). On June 23rd, 1904, I had a warrant for the prisoner's arrest—I went with Inspector Allen to Brighton—about 10.30, on June 24th, I saw the prisoner, his wife and child at 18, St. Andrew's Road, Portslade—I said to him, "Reece, you know me, I am a detective from Scotland Yard"—he said, "Yes"—I said, "I hold a warrant for year arrest"—before I could read the warrant to him he said, "I was just off to America with my son, my wife has the ticket"—she handed it to me—I made a note of it and returned it to her—the prisoner added, "I was first going to Liverpool, and my wife was going to accompany me as far as Brighton, it is a lucky thing you saw me; I am an American subject"—I read the warrant to him—I found on him some keys—he said. "You can search my boxes if you like, but I have burnt and destroyed all the papers in the case, as they refused me an appeal"—I conveyed him to London and charged him at Bow Street—he made no reply—when arrested, he had some letters on him that bear on the case.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<persName id="t19041017-name-183" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-183" type="given" value="GEORGE PURDIE"/>GEORGE PURDIE FIELD</persName> </hi>, M.R.C.S. I live at 34, Wimpole Street, and am Consulting Surgeon to St. Mary's Hospital—I examined the prisoner before the trial of the action—I came to the conclusion that he was absolutely deaf in his left car but he could hear in his right—I thought it was due to shock, I did not know what—he told me he had been in a. railway accident—the mischief was in the internal ear—I should think it would be permanent, but some of those cases do eventually get better—I applied the tuning fork and other tests—when the Lord Chief Justice put to him very awkward questions he could not hear at all—he was nervous—he was a long time in the witness box—at my first examination there was present a doctor from Brighton, Dr. Godfrey, I think—I saw the prisoner on May 13th with Dr. Cheatle and other doctors—Dr. Cheatle did not explain to me the tests he was going to apply—he said he was going to block up the ear with india-rubber, and I thought he meant a solid piece—I think it possible for this hollow</p>
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<p>tube to kink and so block up the ear—I should not think that Dr. Cheatle would put it in so as to block up the ear; but it might happen that the experiment would fail, that is, the apparatus might defeat his purpose—a man's nervous condition at a test would affect his hearing—Dr. Ferrier, at the time, mentioned his nervous condition.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I gave evidence before the Lord Chief Justice, when I said that the man had exaggerated the injury to his right ear—I think he was shamming in the right ear, but not in the left; he might have been in the left, but it was unlikely—Dr. Cheatle in looking down the hollow tube might have seen the drum of the car, but I do not think he would have done so.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I said before the Lord Chief Justice that there was an injury to the inner receiving organ of his left ear, and I am of that opinion still—that is an injury which might be occasioned by a railway shock—he was in a nervous state when giving evidence, and that might account for the exaggeration.</p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-184" type="given" value="GARNER"/>GARNER HOWE</persName> </hi>. I am a registered medical practitioner, of Duffryn Ledge, Hove—I have been the prisoner's medical attendant for about three years—I have frequently seen him prior to August 8th, 1903; I observed nothing wrong with his hearing or sight or walk—I saw him on the 11th, having been away—I found him in a more or less collapsed condition, turning away from the light, groaning, answering my questions more or less incoherently, complaining of pains down his spine and in his head and of sickness; he seemed in a muddled condition—he told me what had happened to him—his symptoms were consistent with the shock of being in an accident—three or four days afterwards my attention was drawn to his hearing and sight—I examined his ear, and could see nothing wrong—there may have been deafness without my being able to discover anything externally wrong—I looked at the drum with an instrument and light—he seemed to have difficulty in hearing—when I first saw him he was in bed; also the second time—he complained of difficulty in walking, and said he could not steady himself—he has been under my care practically the whole time—in November I attended a consultation with two other doctors for the company and Dr. Godfrey—they examined the patient's general condition, examined his skin, his reflexes and general nervous condition—nothing was said by them as to his condition—when he came back from the Nursing Home he was walking with a stick, complained of his hearing in his left ear, and pains in his back and head, and he was in a generally extremely nervous and low condition—his carrying a stick with the handle in his hand and having the end on the ground, but not putting weight upon it would be consistent with his suffering from shock—I always saw him wearing dark glasses after August 11th, not before—I think he complained to me of being watched by detectives—I examined him before he gave evidence at the High Court—he was in a highly nervous state and very much depressed before he wont into the witness box.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> From beginning to end I practically acted upon his statements as to his maladies—I applied tests—I tried his knee jerks</p>
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<p>and tried his hearing—I found he had an exaggerated knee joint—I examined his ear with a small instrument and found it normal—I formed my opinion from his complaints; a doctor has nothing else to go by if there are no objective symptoms—a man, as I saw him, could not run up and down railway steps, get on to omnibuses, and so on; that would be inconsistent with his condition—I should be surprised if a patient in his condition could walk about for hours—I could not explain it; I would not believe it—I should say in that case he was a very active man.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> In December I should say he was capable of very little walking; he could walk, I daresay, a great distance gently with care, but I should be surprised to see him running or attempting to run—he was capable of getting on to an omnibus, getting out again, and walking into a shop, slowly—I do not think he would be capable of sending a football back with his foot—he could limp up steps.</p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-185" type="given" value="ALBERT EDWARD"/>ALBERT EDWARD GODFREY</persName> </hi>. I am a registered medical practitioner of Lansdowne, Woodside Park Road, North Finchley—I saw the prisoner on August 18th at the Nursing Home—he was suffering from shock—he complained of a bruise on his cheek, deafness in his left ear, sleepiness, and pains running down his back and up to his head—I came to the con
<lb/>clusion that he was deaf in his left ear—we kept him in bed and in his bedroom the first few days; then he was allowed to get out, and he could walk with difficulty with a stick—I think he did not then wear glasses—his symptoms were consistent with his having been in some accident and having met with a nervous shock—he told me he had been examined by Dr. Roberts, and I wrote to the latter, and he replied that he could give me no information, as he was acting for the railway com
<lb/>pany—I then wrote to the company, and they sent Dr. Hollings to meet me in consultation—he examined the patient and told me his opinion.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not entirely form my opinion upon his state
<lb/>ments; there were some objective symptoms, such as a bruise on the left cheek—I did not prescribe for it—he also had increased knee jerks—those were the only objective symptoms—I attached importance to both—he never pretended to me that he could not get about—he took journeys to see his consultants.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I think he mentioned that he was being watched by detectives—I saw nothing improbable in his travelling to town.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence on oath, stated that on August</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1903,
<hi rend="italic">he got into one of the Company's trains at Euston; 'that the train suddenly backed on to the buffers, throwing him forward; that he did not remember any more for some time; that he made a complaint to a railway official and then went on in the train; that when he got to Willesden he was very bad, and was taken to Dr. Roberts, who gave him a draught; that Mrs. Burrough was mistaken as to his carrying a box of beer; he had not drunk beer for</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">years; that there was no beer ordered; that the incident as to the baby was imagination; that he always had to walk with a stick as a support or guide, but not to put weight upon it; that the bag he was seen carrying was a little hand-bag and a rug to keep himself warm; that as to his income, he was engaged in buying and selling jewellery, and obtaining financial assistance</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">for people; also by buying pictures and photographic films on the Continent: that he estimated the</hi> £800 to £1,000
<hi rend="italic">income the year before the accident from his banking account, as he kept no books; that it was given to the best of his belief; that he was stilt deaf in his left ear, and that his sight teas still affected; that he could not go about without a stick; that what he swore in the High Court was absolutely true; that he never bought any goods from Messrs. Buhholtz for himself; that no part of the cheque altered from "Capetown" to "London" was in his handwriting; that he never asked Mr. Smith to lend money on the cheque, but asked him to collect the money, and when he had done so to give it him, taking off what he (the prisoner</hi>)
<hi rend="italic">owed; that he still said he was injured in the accident; that he never pretended he carried on a regular business: and that his solicitors, on his authority, offered to the Company to settle the action for</hi> £2,000.</p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-186" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD HILLS</persName> </hi>. I am an officer of the Bank of England—I never knew the prisoner before the action—two £500 notes and one £200 were changed at the Bank on February 18th, 1903—they are indorsed "W. R. Recce, Copthall Avenue"—I have not the particulars of the exchange.</p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-187" type="given" value="CHARLES ALFRED"/>CHARLES ALFRED BATEMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk at the London and County Bank. Shepherd's Bush—I produce a certified copy of W. R. Recce's account.</p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-188" type="given" value="JOHN CLARKE"/>JOHN CLARKE COCKER</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk at the London Trading Bank, 12, Coleman Street—I produce a certified copy of W. R. Recce's banking account.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We wrote him a letter calling attention to the irregularity of his account—it was closed, there being 1s. 4d. left—there were several cheques of his presented and dishonoured, there being no funds to meet them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I do not know whether they were taken up or not—the account ran up to the extent of some £800.</p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-189" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID CHAPIRI</persName> </hi>. I am a barber of George Street, Hampstead Road—I know the prisoner—he came to my shop in December, 1903; he was wearing glasses, and walked like a cripple—he was deaf, and I had to speak very loud to him—I was not called in the High Court.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He did not walk whilst I was shaving him, but I saw him as he came in.</p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-190" type="given" value="MONTAGU WILLIE"/>MONTAGU WILLIE DICKINSON</persName> </hi>. I am an omnibus conductor on the line of 'buses from Oxford Circus to North Finchley—I have often had the prisoner on my 'bus from Finchley—he seemed to walk with great diffi
<lb/>culty with the aid of a stick—I have never seen him get off my 'bus while it was in motion—I spoke to him, but he did not seem able to hear very well—I did not give evidence at the police court.</p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-name-191" type="given" value="WILLIAM HENRY"/>WILLIAM HENRY SUMMERS</persName> </hi>.—I am a stationer at 87, Finsbury Pave
<lb/>ment—I know the prisoner before the accident as a strong, robust man—I saw him after it—he was considerably changed in appearance, and hard of hearing—the only walking I saw him do was to come up the stairs—I saw him on the top of an omnibus twice, but do not remember when.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He told me about the accident: as much as he could in the time: it was on the omnibus—I warned him to be careful what he</p>
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<p>was doing, but I did not say he might get seven years—I thought the claim was excessive.</p>
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<interp inst="t19041017-765-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-765-19041017 t19041017-765-punishment-30"/>Nine months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t19041017-766-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to com
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<join result="offencePlace" targOrder="Y" targets="t19041017-766-offence-1 t19041017-geo-4"/>High Court of Justice</placeName>. </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Judgment respited.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, October</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1901</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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