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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>POUND, MAYOR.</p>
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<interp inst="t19050502-name-1" type="given" value="ALFRED FITZGERALD"/>ALFRED FITZGERALD DALTON</persName>,</p>
<p>Official Shorthand Writer to the Court,</p>
<p>(For many years with the late firm of Messrs. BARNETT & BUCKLER.)</p>
<p>Sessions VII. to XII.</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 Tuesday, May 2nd, 1905, and following days.</p>
<p>Before the Right Hon.
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<interp inst="t19050502-name-2" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN POUND</persName>, LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; the Hon. Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">ARTHUR MOSELEY CHANNELL</hi>, Knt., one of the Jus
<lb/>tices of His Majesty's High Court; Sir
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<interp inst="t19050502-name-3" type="given" value="HENRY EDMUND"/>HENRY EDMUND KNIGHT</persName> </hi>, Knt.; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOSEPH RENALS</hi>, Bart.; Sir
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<interp inst="t19050502-name-4" type="given" value="ALFRED JAMES"/>ALFRED JAMES NEWTON</persName> </hi>, Bart., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">FORREST FULTON</hi>, Knt., K.C., Recorder of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t19050502-name-5" type="given" value="JOHN CHARLES"/>JOHN CHARLES BELL</persName> </hi>, Knt.,
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<interp inst="t19050502-name-6" type="given" value="HENRY GEORGE"/>HENRY GEORGE SMALLMAN</persName> </hi>, Esq., and
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<interp inst="t19050502-name-7" type="given" value="WILLIAM CHARLES"/>WILLIAM CHARLES SIMMONS</persName> </hi>, Esq., other of the Aldermen of the said City;
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<interp inst="t19050502-name-8" type="given" value="FREDERICK ALBERT"/>FREDERICK ALBERT BOSANQUET</persName> </hi>, Esq., K.C., Common Serjeant of the said City;
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<interp inst="t19050502-name-9" type="given" value="LUMLEY"/>LUMLEY SMITH</persName> </hi>, Esq., K.C., Judge of the City of London Court, and his
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<interp inst="t19050502-name-10" type="given" value="HONOUR"/>Honour Judge</persName>
<hi rend="smallCaps">RENTOUL</hi>, K.C., Commissioner, 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="t19050502-name-11" type="given" value="THOMAS VEZEY"/>THOMAS VEZEY STRONG</persName> </hi>, Esq., Alderman.</p>
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<interp inst="t19050502-name-12" 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="t19050502-name-13" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS HOWSE</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
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<interp inst="t19050502-name-14" type="given" value="ANDREW WILLIAM"/>ANDREW WILLIAM TIMBRELL</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">POUND, MAYOR. SEVENTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that the prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—a dagger</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">Tuesday, May</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1905.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Fifteen months' hard labour, which was to cover the whole matter, the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">stating that there would be no further prosecution against the prisoner for this offence.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">LIONEL GEORGE PEYTON HOLMES</hi> </persName> (
<hi rend="italic">See pages</hi> 586
<hi rend="italic">and</hi> 674).
<hi rend="italic">The Attorney-General having issued a noile prosequi, no further proceedings were taken against the defendant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19050502-name-37" type="given" value="CLARA"/>CLARA COSGROVE</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Edward Cosgrove, of 74, Lancaster Gate, which is a private hotel—my husband and myself are the pro
<lb/>prietors—last year the male prisoner was in our service as head waiter—we had an excellent character with him—his wife was in our service at that time as staff housekeeper; that is looking after the basement and the servants—they both left of their own accord, having remained about six weeks, I think—they came back to me at a private house where I was living at Maidenhead, in the capacity of butler and cook—that was in May—they stayed with me six weeks that time, and returned to Lan
<lb/>caster Gate with me—the house at Maidenhead was a hired furnished house—when we came back to Lancaster Gate I do not think the male prisoner had any definite position for the first week or two—afterwards he went back again to the dining-room as head waiter, and his wife accom
<lb/>panied me to Dublin as maid—Mr. Cosgrove was not very well, and I took her as a sort of nurse—she was a very useful person—we were a fortnight in Dublin—we came back, and they remained a short time—the male prisoner remained out one night and they left—they came again in March, 1904, but not at my request; the manageress asked them—the male prisoner came to the dining room and afterwards became hall porter—the wife remained quite a short time then, and the male prisoner until October last, when he gave notice—his wife had only come temporarily to assist, and when the manageress recovered her health she left—while the male prisoner was there I missed a quantity of property from time to time—it started with a dozen of apostle teaspoons, then some more tea
<lb/>spoons, about three dozen altogether, then a plated teapot, then seven sovereigns in gold, a £5 note and various articles of jewellery belonging to persons staying in the hotel and to myself; also two overcoats and a quantity of house linen almost new, which I have seen in the possession</p>
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<p>of the police—this coat is one of those that I missed (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—it belonged to one of our visitor?—all these forks and spoons produced are our property with two exceptions—they are all plated articles—I think I should be putting it very moderately if I say that the total value of the things stolen is £50—after the male prisoner left in October I saw him once when we wanted to see him about a registered letter which had been delivered at the hotel and was missing—he called, and I saw him passing through my office, but I do not think I spoke to him—I next saw him when he came and informed against his wife five or six weeks ago—it was on a Monday—he said he supposed I should be very much surprised to hear that his wife was the person who stole all the things from the hotel, and I said I was—he said she had had everything, and he volunteered the information that she was in a situation which she had obtained by not quite a straight character, not in her own name, at Folkestone—he gave me the address at Folkestone and the name under which his wife was passing—I went down to Folkestone and saw the woman on the Wednes
<lb/>day, and she made a statement to me—she showed me a letter—I know the male prisoners writing perfectly—this is the letter (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—it is in his writing (
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>): "Sunday. If you do not wire me £2 by 4 p.m. to
<lb/>morrow, Monday, to Post Office, Leinster Terrace, W., I shall go straight to Mrs. Cosgrove and tell her all about West's £1 and the £7 matter, and also about the numerous things that you have in your possession. If you comply I will keep silent. I think the way you have treated me and the lies you have told about me has been most disgraceful. Now, mind, I have quite made up my mind this time that should there be no reply, and money, you can wire that, forthcoming by 4 p.m. sharp, I will go straight to Madam, and most probably she will have you arrested. If everything is right I will keep silent as before, so for your own sake do not fail. You had no mercy on me; I shall be exactly the same with you. Charlie H. I have no money for stamp"—the female prisoner did not give me any pawntickets.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Charles Hardwicke.</hi> The detective produced the pawn
<lb/>tickets in Court—I did not have them—this plate is exactly the same as some locked up in the billiard room—it has the same mark on it—I cannot possibly tell you where I got them; some were brought at Shoolbred's, some at Elkington's, and some, fourteen or fifteen years ago at Hatton Garden—these are my goods—I can swear to them—they were taken from a locked cupboard in the billiard room.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. There are marks on them which vary, but these are the same as some I have at home—I cannot say that I knew the marks before the things were stolen, but I have compared them with my other things since, and they are exactly the same—this is a very small part of the property—there is no private initial on the plate—the key of the room was stolen one morning from the manageress's room while she was at her bath.</p>
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<interp inst="t19050502-name-38" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE RALLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Sergeant F.</hi>) On March 30th I saw the prisoner at Paddington police station in custody—he was charged with stealing the spoons and forks and other articles—these spoons (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) are part</p>
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<p>of the property—when charged he said, "I know the things were stolen; I pawned some of them and had some of the money"—I saw his wife—she produced a letter and two pawn tickets relating to an overcoat, eight forks and eleven spoons and other articles.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not get the pawn tickets from you.</p>
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<interp inst="t19050502-name-39" type="given" value="STANLEY"/>STANLEY HUTCHINGS</persName> </hi>. I am an assistant to Charles Hutchings, pawn
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<interp inst="t19050502-name-40" type="given" value="ERNEST"/>ERNEST BUDDIN</persName> </hi>. I am an assistant to Mr. Jones, pawnbroker, at 29, Gordon Place, Walham Green—this overcoat (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) was pawned with us on August 22nd for 7s. by a man giving the name of Harden.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence on oath, said that when his wife left the prose
<lb/>cutrix's service in June or July she took with her all the articles produced; that when he left in the following October he parted from his wife owing to unpleasantness; that he afterwards wrote to her many times when he got good employment, offering to make a home for her, but never got any answer; that he had not made his wife steal the things; that she had stolen things from his parents and would therefore steal things from anybody else; that he had always borne a good character; that his father had offered to give him a fresh start in life; and that when his wife went away with the things from Mrs. Cosgrove's he was aware of it.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">See next case.</hi>)</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SIDNEY CLARKE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19050502-name-43" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY CHASE</persName> </hi>. I am single and live at Moscow Road—in November I got to know the prisoner in Shepherd's Bush—I was then in service—he kept company with me—we went to live together in North wood Avenue in February and March—I missed a ring and two dresses—we were not in lodgings; we had a house—the prisoner was not doing anything for a living—he said he was laying hearth tiles, but he did not bring any money home—he used to pawn my things to keep the place going—some of them were pawned with my consent, but a good many without it—he pawned a ring and two dresses without my consent—I thought he was single—he always told me that he was—when I missed the ring I asked him about it and he said he had not seen it—this is the ring and these are the dresses (
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not give you these things to pawn—I gave you two grey dresses one Saturday morning.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. He told me to look in the dustbin when I missed the ring, to see if I had thrown it away in the dust.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner. I admit I took the ring."</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19050502-name-44" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ANGRA</persName> </hi>. I am a pawnbroker, at 21, King's Parade, Southall—this gold ring was pawned by the prisoner on February 17th for 5s.—these other things were pledged by him between February 2nd and March 4th—he got 25s. 6d. for the lot—the total value of the things he pledged, including those which the prosecutrix says she did not authorise him to pawn, would be about £3 4s. 6d.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19050502-name-45" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE RALLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Sergeant F.</hi>) When I arrested the prisoner on the other charge I searched him and found a number of pawntickets on him—it was in the course of my inquiries that I found this young woman—she attended the police station and charged him—he did not say any
<lb/>thing when he was charged.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, said that when he was living with the prosecutrix he pawned the ring for</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">not with the intention of stealing it, but intending to give it back again; that he had not got rid of the ticket, and produced it when asked for it; that he had not pawned the dresses with
<lb/>out her knowledge because she was in the house all the time; and that everything he pawned except the ring she was aware of.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">The police stated that the male prisoner's father said he was a thorough bad lot and that there was no truth in the statement that the prisoner's wife had robbed him.</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES HARDWICKE</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Three years' penal servitude.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JESSE HARDWICKE</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Three months without hard labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, May</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1905.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Interpreted</hi>). I keep a confectioner's shop at 16, Castle Street, Oxford Street—on Wednesday, March 29th, I was in the shop when the female prisoner came in and took two pieces of cake, for which she gave me 2s.—the price of them was 2d.—I looked at the florin that she handed me and said to her in English, "It is not all right"—she said, "It is all right; it is a good shilling"—I then gave her 1s. 10d. change and she left the shop—Sergeant Fowler came into the shop and marked the florin.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) and I gave her 6d. and 6d. in coppers change—when she had gone out Reed came in and marked the coin, which I put on one side.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective, Scotland Yard</hi>). Fowler and Burnham, with myself, have kept observation from time to time on the prisoners—at 9 p.m. on March 31st I saw them in Waterloo Road, just the other side of the Waterloo Bridge—they were walking together towards the New Cut—I saw the male prisoner hand the female prisoner something, who came back to 173, Waterloo Road, which is the shop kept by Mrs. Hayes, where she entered—the male prisoner stood about 100 yards off, looking towards the shop—as soon as the female prisoner had left the shop I walked in and Mrs. Hayes handed me a counterfeit shilling, which I marked, and afterwards took possession of—on leaving the shop I saw the male prisoner turn down towards the New Cut, where he met the female prisoner outside Harvey & Thompson's, pawnbrokers—I saw the female prisoner hand he male prisoner something, and the male prisoner hand the female prisoner something—whatever it was that was handed to the male prisoner, he put it in his pocket, but I did not see what the female prisoner did with what was handed to her—they went through several back turnings and returned to the New Cut, where I arrested them—I seized the male prisoner, and, with the assistance of Police-Constable Woodley, searched him—I told him I was a police officer and should take him into custody for uttering counterfeit coin—he said to his wife, "Give me a kiss"—we found upon him 1s. 6d. silver in good money, 5d. bronze, and four counterfeit shillings, wrapped in a piece of paper with a layer of brown paper between each shilling, in his trousers pocket—I took him to the Kennington Road police station—on the way he said nothing, but on arriving there I said to him, "You know what you will be charged with"—he said, "I got them from a bookmaker to put on a belt," meaning the belt that they hang their satchel on across their shoulders—Woodley took the female prisoner, and they were both formally charged with uttering a counterfeit shilling, and possessing four counterfeit shillings—they made no answer.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by George Butier.</hi> I did not say to you when waiting at the Police Court that I had picked up a teapot in your room, but that it was so light that I thought there was nothing in it—I was behind you all the way to the station to see that you did not drop anything—I did not find a sovereign on you, or another 1s. 6d. besides the 1s. 6d. that was found on you—you gave me all you had, and it was then handed to the constable—I did not give you back 1s. 6d. and say, "I do not want to be hard on you. You can get some breakfast for you and your wife," nor did you, on the Wednesday that you were brought up at the Police Court, say to me, "If you do not give me that sovereign I shall acquaint the Magistrate"—I did not say, "Do not do that. You know I do not</p>
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<p>want to be hard on you. Here is the sovereign. Say no more"—it is all a concoction on your part—I did not say to you when I arrested you, "Now, come on, George, it is all up. Own up like a man, and get the
<hi rend="italic">missus</hi> off"—when I saw you and your wife in Waterloo Road I followed you to your mother-in-law's house, where you waited half an hour for your wife, who went away—you then went to the Ship in Kennington Road with your mother-in-law and wife, and from there to Lambeth Walk, when you went to Aaron's, the bootmaker's, while your wife went to Harvey & Thompson's—your wife then came out and waited outside Aaron's for you, where her mother joined her with a little boy—I made inquiries at the shops you had been in, to see if bad money had been changed—you then went into the French Horn—you never purchased any eye-glasses whilst I had you under observation—your mother-in-law and the child left you, and you and your wife tried to board a tram—you gave the key of your room to another officer—we had you under suspicion, and that is why we watched you—you were very difficult people to follow.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I was in plain clothes.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The female prisoner had the purse in her hand outside Harvey & Thompson's, and also when she was arrested—any property found on the prisoners not relating to the charge is given back to them again, but a note would be made of all property found, in the officer's pocket book, and everything would be entered on the charge sheet—my note in my pocket book of the property found on the male prisoner is, "1s. 6d. in silver, good money, 5d. bronze, four counterfeit shilings wrapped separately in brown paper"—that was written down at the station at the time.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">L</hi>.) At 9.15 p.m. on March 31st I was in the New Cut, when Reed called me—I saw the male prisoner in custody, and the female prisoner a few yards ahead of him—Reed was searching the male prisoner when I came back with the female prisoner—Reed pulled out a shilling, a sixpence, about 5d. in bronze, and four counterfeit coins wrapped up in a piece of brown paper separately, with a layer of paper between each—there was no sovereign among the money that I saw—on bringing back the female prisoner Reed said, "This is a case of counter
<lb/>feit coins"—I took the female prisoner to the station, and on the way I saw she had a purse in her hand, and I asked her whether she knew what was in it—she said, "Yes, there are two 2s. pieces and a shilling"—I examined it at the station and found in it two good florins and a counterfeit shilling—I held the man with my right hand and the woman with my left, Reed walking behind—another uniformed constable joined us at Waterloo Road, and he walked behind too.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by George Butler.</hi> When I showed the counterfeit coins to the inspector at the station he asked me where the paper in which they were wrapped was, and I picked it up from under the desk where I had thrown it (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I threw the paper away without a thought—I have not had much experience in counterfeit coin cases.</p>
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<interp inst="t19050502-name-54" type="given" value="MARIA"/>MARIA EVANS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of George Evans, of 67, St. George's Road, Borough, where I let rooms—the prisoners had been my lodgers for three weeks before they were arrested—they came on March 11th and took the first floor back room at 4s. 6d. a week—during the three weeks else would have the use of that room, and I never went in—they did not have attendance—they had a key—at 9.30 p.m. on March 31st four gentlemen came to my house and one went away to get the key to the prisoners' room—I had not a key—they searched the room, but found nothing—they went away with the key—on the morning of April 1st two of the detectives came again, and I saw them find three small pieces of metal in a vase on the mantelpiece of the prisoners' room, which they took away—they gave me the key and I locked the room and took the key under my own care—I did not go there again until the Sunday week, April 9th, up to which time I had had the key in my possession—I unlocked the door and gave the room an airing and emptied the
<hi rend="italic">slops</hi>—I took up the prisoners' tin teapot from the right hand side of the hob, when I heard something rattle—I took it downstairs and in the presence of all my children I found twenty-seven shillings—I did not know then whether they were bad or not—they were all loose amongst the tealeaves and tea, and at the bottom of the teapot—another officer came on the Monday and I gave them to him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by George Butler.</hi> On one or two occasions letters came for you which were not stamped, which you refused, and on one occasion you paid 2d. and took the letter in—I let six rooms altogether, keeping the two rooms downstairs and the front parlour for myself—during the time you were lodging with me there was a man and his wife and two children on the same floor as you, a man and his wife and one child upstairs, and a man and wife and child in the front room—they are very large rooms to suit the working-class—in the back room of the ground floor there were two lodgers, who have been with me for years—it would certainly not be easy for anybody to get access to your room—I never allow anyone to go in—I know nobody went in but myself after the detectives gave me back the key—I took a coat from your room when you were arrested—the pawntickets found are there waiting for you—I have no animosity against you, and I took you to be respectable lodgers—you owe me 29s. rent.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The police did not come after any of my other lodgers.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective-Sergeant</hi>). I have had the prisoners under observation for some time—at 7.30 p.m. on March 29th I saw them in London Road—they boarded a tram and rode to the foot of Westminster Bridge, where they got off—I boarded the same tram—they walked over the bridge, through Whitehall, Charing Cross, to Castle Street, Oxford Street, I following—they walked about twenty yards past No. 16, Castle Street, a confectioner's shop kept by Marianna Fietta, and stood at the corner of Margaret Street, apparently looking about—I saw the male prisoner put his hand to the female's—she then walked back to the confectioner's shop and looked in the window and shortly after went inside—through the glass I could see her having a conversation with</p>
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<p>Fietta, and she shortly afterwards left—she pulled the door behind her and walked very hurriedly back to the male prisoner, who was standing at the corner of Margaret Street, looking in the direction of the shop—they turned into Margaret Street—I went into the shop, where I saw Fietta, who handed me this counterfeit florin (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—I got her to mark it and left the shop in search of the prisoners, but I failed to find them—I afterwards went back to Fietta, marked the bad florin and took possession of it—on the night of March 31st, before their arrest, I saw the prisoners leaving Mrs. Evans and I followed them with other officers—I saw them afterwards at the Kennington Road police station, when I told them that they would be charged with uttering a counterfeit shilling to Hayes, and with being in possession of five counterfeit shillings, being the four found in the male prisoner's pocket and one in the purse—they made no reply—I do not think I said then anything about the counter
<lb/>feit florin, but I charged them with that on April 19th, and with being in possession of twenty-seven more counterfeit coins, to which they made no reply—I did not see any sovereign that had been found on the male prisoner—when I saw the four counterfeit shillings they were out of the paper, which was lying by the side of them on the desk—counterfeit coins are usually carried with a layer of paper between each of them to prevent them getting rubbed.</p>
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<interp inst="t19050502-name-56" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BURNHAM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective</hi>). On the night of March 31st, having got the key from the male prisoner, I went with Fowler to 67, St. George's Road, and searched the prisoners' room there—it was dark—we looked about and found nothing—I went again on April 1st, when I found a spoon with metal adhering to it, and three pieces of metal, which are known as
<hi rend="italic">gets</hi>—the mould is made in two pieces and the metal is run into it, and the
<hi rend="italic">gets</hi>, which are attached to the coin, are cat off—I found them in a vase on the mantelpiece—the key was handed to Mrs. Evans on the morning of April 1st.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by George Butler.</hi> There was a table, a chair, and a bed and some ornaments on the mantelpiece—the search was not made to the extent of finding such little articles as the
<hi rend="italic">gets</hi> on the evening of March 31st, as it was dark and we wanted to do it in the daylight, which was much better.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I saw there was some tea in the teapot, and I did not try it—I have never heard of coins being hidden in a teapot amongst the tealeaves before.</p>
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<interp inst="t19050502-name-57" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am an Inspector of Coin at His Majesty's Mint—this is an iron spoon which has had some molten metal on it (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>), and these are
<hi rend="italic">gets</hi> for shillings, judging from the size of them—I have seen thirty-two counterfeit shillings, all made from the same mould, arid this is a counterfeit florin (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—it is impossible to say the life of a mould—a skilful maker can get as many as fifty coins from the same mould—these shillings are very badly made from a very rough sort of mould—a good maker would not have proceeded with a mould of this description—the florin is even worse.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The male prisoner, in his defence, said that he was introduced to a book
<lb/>maker,</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">who proposed that he (the prisoner) should start a business with him; that the bookmaker had a quantity of shillings to put on his belt; that by means of a trick this man had given him a bad</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">piece which his wife, not knowing it to be counterfeit, changed; that the bookmaker had also caused to be put in his room the twenty-seven bad shillings and the other articles which were found, in order to incriminate him because he had led to the arrest of a coiner, who was now serving a term of penal servitude.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19050502-name-58" type="given" value="WALTER ORMONDE"/>WALTER ORMONDE BUTLER</persName> </hi>. I am a comedian and the prisoner is my son—I can strictly say that as a child from his school days he has borne a good character until a few months ago, when he got into this trouble—it seems very strange to me that he should have fallen—Blanche Butler is his wife.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He has been charged with having a bad coin before—I believe he got it from the same source—it is correct that on March 23rd, 1904, only having one bad coin in his possession, he was discharged by the Magistrate—he must have fallen into bad company—he has mentioned the name of Bateson to me, a man who has got four years' penal servitude for a coinage offence—I may have heard the name of Griffiths, but I cannot say whether he had five years' penal servitude for a coinage offence.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE BUTLER</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">BLANCHE BUTLER</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">George Butler was stated to be an associate of coiners, and a maker of counterfeit coin</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Fifteen months' hard labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, May</hi> 3
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1905.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Channell.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARTRIDE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<p>knife, but I found my throat cut—when he came in I said, "I will," because I thought he was going to kill me—I thought he was going to kill me, because he said I should have no one else—when he came into the room I was standing up, and tried to shut the door, but he got in—he did not say anything, but he
<hi rend="italic">drawed</hi> something; I cannot say what it was—it was then I said, "I will"—the next I remember was feeling my throat cut, and he then ran away—I was conscious—I was taken to the University Hospital, and was discharged on April 10th.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I sent the message of the engagement being broken off to you through other people, because the other people were frightened to let me go, and thought you would do me some harm—I should have gone myself and have got married to you, but the other people told me not to—I was willing to marry you, but took the other people's advice, and thought they had better tell you instead of me—I did not want you to know where I was going—I did not meet you on the Wednesday, because Mrs. Adams would not let me.</p>
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<interp inst="t19050502-name-62" type="given" value="LUCY"/>LUCY ADAMS</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Frederick James Adams, a labourer, of 100, Bayham Street, Camden Town—I know Mabel Martin; she is no relation of mine—I know the prisoner; he is the brother of my daughter-in-law—I have not seen him often until just before the day of the deed—I have seen him once with Mabel—since March she has been living with me—on March 2nd the prisoner came to my house—that was the day he said he would put the banns up, and I sent him round to my landlord to see about a room which was to let—he came again on the Saturday, when I took Mabel in and gave her a cup of tea—I do not remember how often the prisoner came to the house while Mabel was living with me—I answered the door to him twice—he did not come in, as I never allowed him to—I told him he could not see Mabel, as she did not wish to have anything to say to him, and she had washed her hands of him—on Thursday, March 23rd, I saw him when he molested me in Pratt Street about 11.40 a.m.—he was with another young fellow—he came to me and said, "Can I see Mabel?"—I said, "No, Fred, if you want any information you can ask my husband"—he waited until my husband came into dinner—whilst he was having his dinner the prisoner sent in and asked for Mrs. Martin—we told him that there was no Mrs. Martin in the house—I did not then see him—after my husband had gone back to work about 12.50 the prisoner rang the bell—I answered the door—he said, "Can I see Mabel?"—I said, "No, Mabel does not wish to see you"—he said, "I will see her"—he pushed the door in my face and flew up the stairs—the moment he got up the stairs a young man who was with him all the morning came and said,
<hi rend="italic">"Missus</hi>, he has got a knife"—I do not know the man's name—Mabel was upstairs in my back room—I heard her shriek—when I got upstairs I found her over the pail with the blood coming from her throat—I did not see the prisoner—I do not remember anything more until he was at his sister's house—I did not see him there, but I saw his sister, who was sitting in the kitchen—I do not know how he got out of my room—I was too much upset.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I stopped the girl going out with you because I knew she was in fear of her life, as she told me twice you had put a cord round her throat in the street—I do not know what street—it was when you were out with her on the Saturday before I took her in—you gave her a blow, and put the knife at the back of her—I did not stop your sister in Pratt Street and say, "Alice, this is a nice thing your brother has done, got her into trouble and gone away and left her"—you have struck Mabel in our presence—you are a wicked bad fellow.</p>
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<interp inst="t19050502-name-63" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MCCLEARY</persName> </hi>. I am a messenger, and live at 100, Bayham Street—on March 23rd I was in the back parlour about 1.10 p.m.—Mrs. Adams came and said something to me in consequence of which I rushed upstairs—on the first floor landing I saw the prisoner running out of the back room as I got to the top of the stairs—I saw Miss Martin come out behind him—I saw blood flowing from her neck—as the prisoner rushed out I saw a knife in his right hand—he pushed me on one side and rushed down the stairs—he did not say anything—I rushed down after him—he went into the street—I chased him through Bayham Street and along St. Martin's Gardens—I was catching him up and he ran under a van and two wheels went over him—I should say he did it deliberately—he had taken his overcoat off—when I got up to him, he said, "Why don't they kill me?"—that was after it had gone over his legs—a lot of people got round—I said he had cut a young woman's throat—I went to fetch a policeman; I got one at the station—when I returned the prisoner was not there—about ten minutes after I saw him jump into a butcher's cart—we did not speak to each other then—the policeman was then behind me; he blew his whistle and the cart drove off—I afterwards saw the prisoner in custody.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I and the policeman did not have time to stop the horse and cart—I was not a long way off—when I was on the landing I was a few feet from the door—Mrs. Adams was not on the stairs nor on the landing—I did not go into the room—I did not have time; I had only just got on to the landing as you came out of the room—I was standing behind Mrs. Adams as you came out—I do not know who put the knife in the opposite back-room; you must have put it there yourself—I do not know if the inspector went to the station and asked you where you had put the knife—I did not see the knife in the back room—I did not put a towel round the prosecutrix's neck—I did not stop the horses in the van, because I was not close enough—I saw you jump into the cart, and I did not see you any more until you were in custody—I did not speak to you—I did not say I would tease you—I did not say a word to anybody about teasing you.</p>
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<interp inst="t19050502-name-64" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE ADAMS</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's sister, and the wife of Frederick Adams—I am by marriage some relation to Lucy Adams, and I live at 38, Georgina Street, Camden Town—on Wednesday, March 22nd, I saw my brother about 2 p.m.—he came to my place and asked if I would lend him a knife—he said he would go and cut some pieces of meat—I was going upstairs—I said, "Wait a minute," and when I came down he said it did not matter as he could borrow one—he seemed quiet—</p>
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<p>he came back again about 4.30, and said he could not get any meat—I gave him some tea—he did not say anything about Mabel—I thought he was trying to forget her—I saw him again on the Thursday when he came just after 7 a.m.—we had a cup of tea and he had a wash—when he could get his money he was living in a lodging-house—when he came on the Thursday he seemed quiet—he went out with the intention of looking for work—I did not see him again until a knock came at my door and I heard he was run over—I went out into the street and saw him get up from under a van—I asked him what was the matter—he said, "Don't ask me," and he went straight up Georgina Street—he did not say anything about himself—I said, "Where are you going?"—he said, "I must do something with myself"—he went to the Midland Gates, and the man at the gates turned him back—a meat van came along and he got on it—I saw him again soon after in Georgina Street—I asked him what he had done—he said, "Don't ask. I am nearly dead"—he came again—I asked him to have some dinner—he said, "I can't eat it"—I said, "Tell me the truth; what have you done?"—he said, "I think I have killed Mabel"—I said, "What with?"—he said, "A knife"—I said, "Where is the knife?"—he said, "Round Adams"—I said, "Where did you get it from?"—he said, "Out of your drawer"—he went out from my house over the wall at the back—I said, "Go to the hospital and have your wounds done"—I meant where the wheels had gone over him—as I was opening the door I said, "Here is the police"—he went over the wall and I went to my baby—during the last few years he has visited me more than he has any of the others—he has had pneu
<lb/>monia or something, and several operations for his eyes at the University Hospital—that was when he was a little boy—he has never seemed right since—he has always moved his eyes about—I think he has a nasty, hasty temper.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Mrs. Adams stopped me in Pratt Street and said, "A nice hole your brother has left Mabel in"—I said, "What do you mean?"—she said, "We have had a row"—I said, "Have you?"—she said, "You know"—I said, "How do you expect me to know if you do not tell me"—she said, "I am going to take her in and get her a place and get her in service"—I said, "How long will she stop in a place in the condition she is in?"—she said, "It does not matter. If anything does turn up she must do the same as a good many other girls do, she must go into the workhouse—I said, "It is a nice prospect. If you didn't want him why didn't you say so before, and save all this trouble?"—I knew you put the banns up—I know Mabel never had any quarrel with you until the Monday—I knew you had been to Mrs. Adams to inquire for Mabel—Mrs. Adams told me that the girl had not told you the engage
<lb/>ment was broken off, because she was not there—she said you had gone to the house about it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> This pencil writing is something like my brother's letters which I have at home.</p>
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<interp inst="t19050502-name-65" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BUTLER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">S.R.</hi> 43.) On March 23rd I was on duty in Camden Town—about 1.30 I saw the prisoner in Hamilton Street, running in the</p>
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<p>centre of the road—I stopped him, thinking something was the matter—he said, "I surrender to you for killing my sweetheart at 100, Bayham Street—I said, "What with?"—he replied, "A knife. I do not know if I have done it properly; it will mean Billington for me"—I conveyed him to Somers Town police station—he seemed to be sober—I did not search him—I was present when he was charged—he said, "All right."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When you surrendered I took you past the house on the way to the station—we did not stop at the house for a minute—whil we were going by the door I did not hear McClery say anything to you—he did not say he would tease you—I did not hear you swear at him.</p>
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<interp inst="t19050502-name-66" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR NEIL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective-Inspector Y.</hi>) I was on duty at Camden Town police station on March 23rd, when I was sent for to 100, Bayham Street—I saw the prosecutrix placed on the ambulance—I saw a large pool of blood in the first floor back room—I went to Somers Town police station and saw the prisoner about 4 p.m.—I said, "I am a police in
<lb/>spector"—I explained that the girl had been taken to the hospital on the ambulance—I said, "You will be charged for attempting to murder Mabel Martin by cutting her throat at 100, Bayham Street, to-day"—he said, "All right, I did it; I must put up with it. I intended to kill her. It is all through Mrs. Adams; she is the cause of it. I wanted to marry Mabel and see her through her trouble. She is in trouble by me. We were to have been married, but Mrs. Adams prevented it. I made up my mind to murder Mabel some days ago, and I went to the house with the full intention of doing it. I did it with a knife which I took from a drawer at my sister's house. You will find the knife in the room where I did the job. I threw it away when I saw the blood. That which is written down in that book and which I gave to the sergeant is the truth"—this book was handed to me by the sergeant—I had it in my hand when he said that—when charged he said, "All right."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I cannot tell you who put the knife in the opposite back room—it was handed to me by a young girl who lives in the next room—I never asked you for the knife—you said it would be found in the room where you did the job—the only explanation which I can give to its getting into the back of the room is that you threw it there—the door is exactly opposite the room—[
<hi rend="italic">The extracts from the book found were then read</hi>]: "I have intended to murder you, Mabel, this last month or more. I have come to my sister's and got a knife to do it and I will do it if I don't see you before you go to service. Mrs. Adams is the cause of it all, so very likely she will tell the Magistrate all about it at the inquest when I do the murder, what I have intended to do before she goes to service, March 23rd. If anybody wants to know the reason I am going to do this murder ask Mrs. Adams; she will tell them all about it and the reason why I
<hi rend="italic">done</hi> it. She is the cause of it and she knows it is true what is written down here. I will draw to a close until I have done the murder, which I intend to do before March is out and come in. F. Joyce, March 22nd"—"March 23rd. Mabel, I intend to kill you as soon as I meet you out; I do not care if you are with Mrs. Adams or not. She has enticed you</p>
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<p>to do what you have done, so I will put a stop to it all at once. I will draw to a close, as I am anxious to kill you at once to-night. Joyce."</p>
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<interp inst="t19050502-name-67" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE ROGERS</persName> </hi>. I live at 100, Bayham Street—on March 24th, about 6.45 p.m., I found this knife (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) behind my back room door, which is on the first floor, and right opposite the room Mabel used—there is a landing there—there is a door facing mine—the blade of the knife was pointing to the door—father handed it to the police as soon as I found it—I did not feel if it was wet.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> No one told me to say that I found the knife there—I do not know if our door was shut when you came out of the room; I was at business—my father has not told me to say that I found it—I was at work and found it next day—I don't know if any of our people were at home at the time of the assault—we leave my little brothers to shut the door—they do not come home in the middle of the day—my brother may have left the door unlocked—he is eleven years old—I know nothing about the knife except that I found it.</p>
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<interp inst="t19050502-name-68" type="given" value="ALICE"/>ALICE ADAMS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I know this knife—it is mine—I cannot say when I last saw it before it was handed to the police, because I never used it.</p>
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<interp inst="t19050502-name-69" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN THOMPSON</persName> </hi>. I am Divisional Surgeon at Somers Town—I was called on March 23rd to 100, Bayham Street—I found Mabel Martin lying on the floor of the back room in a pool of blood—she appeared to be life
<lb/>less, but on getting those about to turn her over I saw some marks of life—I immediately sent for some brandy, which I administered to her, and attended to the wound in her throat by applying pressure and so on, to stop what little bleeding there was left—I found a very long wound, reach
<lb/>ing from the lower lobe of the left ear to the middle line of the throat exposing all the internal parts—after giving her the brandy and putting her into a better position and using surgical aid, she revived—I then ordered the ambulance, and had her taken to the University College Hospital—the wound would not require much violence with a sharp knife—it could have been caused by this knife—I could not attend to the case in Bayham Street, so sent her to the hospital and followed her.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The girl was in the back room and lying on her face when I arrived.</p>
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<interp inst="t19050502-name-70" type="given" value="HAROLD TURLEY"/>HAROLD TURLEY MANT</persName> </hi>. I am house surgeon at University College Hos
<lb/>pital—the prosecutrix was brought in on an ambulance—she had a very dangerous wound in her throat—under treatment it healed up perfectly, except a small portion of about an eighth of an inch, which was kept open by a discharge—she is quite well now.</p>
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<interp inst="t19050502-name-71" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MCCLEARY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>). I live in this house, and know the Adams' room—I can hardly recollect whether the door was open or shut when I went up on to the landing—I go home for dinner in the middle of the day—I do not notice whether the door is generally shut or not, because I have no cause to go up there.</p>
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<interp inst="t19050502-name-72" type="given" value="MABEL"/>MABEL MARTIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by prisoner</hi>). When I found my throat was cut I stood until I could stand no longer, when I walked to the door and went upstairs—I met the person upstairs, who said, "Don't come near me"—then somebody came from downstairs; it was supposed</p>
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<p>to be Mr. Jennings, who said, "Put this towel round your neck and sit there until I get a doctor"—the blood ran on the floor, so I thought if I had a pail, it would catch some of it; I got the pail myself; I don't remember seeing Mrs. Adams after it happened; she was frightened to come near—I do not remember seeing her on the landing—I did not go downstairs—once you put a cord round my neck in Arthur Street—I cannot remember when it was; it was one night—you never offered any violence to me before the throat cutting, only you told me you would do it—I told Mrs. Adams you put a string round my neck, which was true—I did not keep to you because I was advised by other people not to—if I had acted on my own responsibility I should have stuck to you.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. When the prisoner came into the room and I said, "I will," it was because I wanted to stop him—the other times I wanted to marry him because I liked him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Prisoner's defence:</hi> "It was only done in a fit of passion; I liked the girl, and loved the girl; she was in trouble and I wanted to see her through it. The girl was led astray by Mrs. Adams; if it had not been for Mrs. Adams we should have been man and wife by now. I am very sorry for what I have done now."</p>
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<interp inst="t19050502-357-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MYER CHAMPAYNE</hi> </rs> </persName>,
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19050502-358-offence-1 t19050502-name-74"/>Martha Tyler</persName> a letter demanding money from her with menaces, well knowing the contents thereof</rs>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">He received a good character</hi>.
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<hi rend="italic">Discharged on recognisances.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, May</hi> 3
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1905.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Discharged on recognisances</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. E. H. COUMBE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19050502-name-84" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE TURNER</persName> </hi>. I am a shop assistant and live at Camberwell Road—on the morning of April 19th I was in the Post Office at 89, Finsbury Pavement—I had just bought some stamps, and was going to pick up 6d. change, which the girl had put on the counter, when I found it had dis
<lb/>appeared—the prisoner snatched my purse, and I screamed and ran after him—there were no other customers in the Post Office except the prisoner and myself—he ran out into Finsbury Pavement, and I ran after him as fast as I could—I lost sight of him—I next saw him on the steps of the Cusack Institute under arrest—I had half a sovereign, a shilling, and 2s. 6d. in stamps in my purse—this is the one (
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<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I did not lose sight of him until the last corner; there are five corners—where I saw him again is not far from the last corner.</p>
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<interp inst="t19050502-name-85" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID JEFFERY</persName> </hi>. I am a mail driver for the contractors to the G.P.O.—on April 19th I was outside the Post Office at Finsbury Pavement when I heard a lady call out, "Stop thief"—I saw the prisoner running—I have no doubt whatever that he is the man—I gave chase after him, and never lost sight of him until he ran into the Cusack Institute, which is about three minutes' walk from the Post Office—I saw him about two or three minutes after, sitting down in the restaurant in the basement—he was very white and shivering, and also puffing and blowing as if he had been running—I asked him what he had done with the purse, and he said, "You have made a mistake"—I saw the purse handed to Miss Turner by a gentleman at the top of the stairs.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> There are three entrances to the Cusack Institute.</p>
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<interp inst="t19050502-name-87" type="given" value="FLORENCE"/>FLORENCE PICKARD</persName> </hi>. I am a waitress at the restaurant at the Cusack Institute—on April 19th the prisoner came downstairs and asked for a cup of cocoa—I did not notice anything about him—somebody followed him and the police came in—he was there about fire minutes before anybody came and took him; I did not notice exactly the time—there was no other customer in the restaurant at that time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, said that he was sitting in the restaurant when Jeffery and some policemen came in and arrested him for stealing a purse; that he knew nothing of it, and that it was a case of mistaken identity.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony on May</hi> 29
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1899,
<hi rend="italic">at this Court. Two previous convictions were proved against him.</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. THORNE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<lb/>field Road, Bristol, in the employ of George Angus, Ltd., of Liverpool and Newcastle-on-Tyne—on April 13th I was here on my usual business, and at 4.15 p.m., as near as I can say, I was walking from the bottom of Bethnal Green Road into Commercial Street down Wheeler Street—I had just come from underneath the Great Eastern Railway Bridge, and had got to the corner of Quaker Street, and was going along with my sample bag in my right hand, when I got a tap on my left shoulder—I turned round, as I thought the customer whom I had just left wanted me—simultaneously I got a blow in my stomach which caused me con
<lb/>siderable pain, and at the same time my watch chain, with a Masonic emblem which was attached to it was snatched—my watch remained in my pocket—I saw a man running away instantly afterwards; I saw just the back part of his side face—when I got my breath I shouted, "Stop thief"—several people got round me as if it were part of a gang, which prevented me following him properly—I did not catch him—the prisoner is the man who attacked and robbed me—on the Wednesday following, April 19th, I went to Worship Street police station, where I saw about ten or a dozen men, perhaps more, in a row in a yard, and I was asked to identify the man who attacked me—I pointed him out.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> saw from the prisoner's ear to the back of his head, and I could see his complexion; I did not catch sight of his full side face, but part of it—I identified him by his age, and the colour of his hair as much as anything—I should say the man who attacked me was about twenty or twenty-two, and I am still of the same opinion on seeing the prisoner—he was wearing a sort of bluish-grey jacket exactly similar to the one he has on now, and he is dressed the same as he was then—on all the occasions I saw him at the Police Court he was wearing the same suit of clothes; I am quite certain about that—I cannot say if it is the iden
<lb/>tical suit.</p>
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<interp inst="t19050502-name-91" type="given" value="MYER"/>MYER PADOLSKY</persName> </hi>. I am fourteen years old, and live at 22, Garden Street—on April 13th I was coming home from school, when at 4.45 p.m. I was at the corner of Wheeler Street—I saw the prosecutor coming along—the prisoner snatched hold of his chain and ran away—I ran after him, but did not catch him—on the Saturday after I saw him again in Brick Lane gambling with some boys, and I recognised him as the man who had done this on the previous Thursday—I went up to an officer, and told him all about it—I had known the prisoner two weeks by sight before this occurred—I saw him first in Old Montague Street, standing with some boys there—when he robbed the prosecutor he was wearing a coat and cap that was nearly white, not like the clothes he has got on now; he has changed them—the next time I saw him after I told the policeman about to was at the Police Court.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner was walking in front of the prosecutor,</p>
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<p>and I was standing behind them when this happened—the prosecutor ran after the prisoner, but the prisoner ran faster—I passed the prosecutor running after the prisoner—I did not see the prisoner again that day—my school is about ten yards from where this happened—I got out of school at 4.30 p.m.—it was the prisoner's face that made me recognise him again in Brick Lane—I saw the whole of his face—I saw him standing there playing with some boys before he attacked the prosecutor—I recognised him as the man I had seen standing about the corners the previous fortnight.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. I did not see the prisoner hit the prosecutor in the stomach.</p>
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<interp inst="t19050502-name-92" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED PADDOCKS</persName> </hi> (45
<hi rend="italic">H.</hi>) About 5.45 p.m. on April 15th I arrested the prisoner in Brick Lane as the result of a communication Padolsky made to me—the prisoner was in the coffee shop, and I told him I should arrest him for stealing a watch chain in Wheeler Street—he replied,
<hi rend="italic">"Guv'nor</hi>, I think you have made a mistake; I do not know anything about it."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He was wearing the same clothes as he has on now.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "I had a different suit on altogether; a light jacket, black trousers, and a white handkerchief round my neck, black boots. I was at the Forrester's at the time."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>). I know the spot where the prosecutor was robbed—the Forrester's is a music hall in Cambridge Heath Road, which is a mile and a half off.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. Some afternoons there are performances at the Forrester's—I cannot say whether there was one on that afternoon.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">held that there was no case of robbery with violence, but simply one of larceny.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence on oath, said that from about</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">to</hi> 2.15
<hi rend="italic">p.m. till</hi> 5.30
<hi rend="italic">or</hi> 5.40
<hi rend="italic">p.m. he was in the Forrester's music hall with Polly George, whom he saw to her home afterwards in Rushworth Street, and went and had his tea; that he was wearing a grey jacket at the time with a dark waistcoat having only one other jacket, which was a grey one also, and had only bought the suit he was then wearing the day after the robbery; that he had never seen the prosecutor before in his life, and had been nowhere near Wheeler Street that day.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19050502-name-94" type="given" value="POLLY"/>POLLY GEORGE</persName> </hi>. I live at 11, Stewart Street, and know the prisoner—I went with him to Forrester's music hall at 2.30 p.m. on April 13th—we stayed there till about 5.40 p.m.; I am not sure what the time was, and I then went home and had my tea—the prisoner was in my company all that time—he was wearing some kind of a tweed, but I am not sure what clothes he had on.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I remember there were four extra turns, and the Noble Brothers were there—I do not know that a boxing entertainment was given by two men—I think I remember the Brothers Horn and a boxing show—it is such a long time ago, I cannot remember everything—I did not take much notice of the prisoner's clothes.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I am certain he was not wearing the suit that he has got on now—I did not see any programme.</p>
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<interp inst="t19050502-name-95" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL LEVY</persName> </hi>. I live at 55, Buxton Street, and am employed there by a tailor—last Friday two weeks the prisoner came in and bought a suit for 15s. paying 1s. on deposit—the trousers did not fit him and he brought them back again and we gave him another pair—he then paid the 11s. and left his old suit (
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am sure it was Friday, April 14th.</p>
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<interp inst="t19050502-name-99" type="given" value="ANGUS"/>MR. ANGUS CAMPBELL</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. About three times they went out and bought beer in—I saw them go out into the street through the glass door—I did not sign this postal order for 8s. (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—nor did I give anybody authority to do so.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Harrison.</hi> I did not go there at 4.30 a.m. that morning, nor was I drunk; I was quite sober—I slept that night at my lodgings.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I had just left a situation and I wanted to ask Mr. Woodcock, whom I had known for a long time, whether he knew of any rooms to let.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Clydesdale.</hi> I did not come to you the Tuesday morning before, this being on the Thursday—I was in work then—you said that Mr. Woodcock was in a case at the Clerkenwell police station</p>
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<p>and I said, "I hope he will get on all right"—I did not tell you that I had
<hi rend="italic">woken</hi> up that morning on the steps of St. George's Church at 2 a.m. nor ask you to take me in—I did not ask you for a drink; I could get that for myself—I did not take off my coat and boots and skirt—I did not ask you to lend me a shilling, saying, "I have not got a cursed penny."</p>
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<interp inst="t19050502-name-101" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID WILLIAMS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Sergeant N.</hi>) About 9 a.m. on April 27th the prose
<lb/>cutrix came to the police station—she was sober, but I should say she had been drinking—there was a little dry mud on her coat behind—I am a Welsh
<lb/>man and I spoke to her in Welsh—she told me that the prisoners had robbed her of 35s., made up of three half-sovereigns and two half-crowns, and a postal order fox 8s.—I went with her to 69, Essex Road, where she gave the prisoners into my custody—I charged them with robbing the prosecutrix, and they made no answer—they were drunk, but I should say they were sober enough to understand the charge—there was a lot of beer about the house—I took them to the police station, where they were formally charged, when Clydesdale said, "We were never outside the house"—I was present when they were drawn up with other women to be identified by two Post Office clerks at 1.30 p.m. later in the day—one identified Clydesdale, and the other failed to do so—before I took the prisoners into custody I went to the post office opposite 69, Essex Road, where I learnt that a postal order had been cashed for 8s., but I could not then obtain possession of it—on Harrison was found 2s. and on Clydesdale 2s. and 7d. in bronze—the only other person in the house was a man who was very drunk—there was no charge brought against him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Clydesdale.</hi> I arrested you at 11.30 a.m. that morn
<lb/>ing—I made inquiries about the postal order before I arrested you.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. Clydesdale was by that time fairly well and Harrison was better.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19050502-name-102" type="given" value="MARTIN"/>MARTIN HALFORD</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk at the Northern District Post Office 46, Essex Road, Islington, and live at 33, Lorne Road, Finsbury Park—I was on duty on the morning of April 27th when a woman came in and changed a postal order for 8s.—it was unsigned and I said to her, "Fill in the name of this office, Northern District Office," and she filled it in and signed it—I am unable to identify her.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Clydesdale.</hi> It is true that I said before the Magis
<lb/>trate that it was 8.30 a.m., and that the woman tried to fill it in three times altogether, and on the third time I lent her my pen.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19050502-name-103" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19050502-name-103" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK CRAWLEY</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk at the Northern District Post Office and was on duty there on the morning of April 27th—about 8.30 a.m. this postal order (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) was brought in by Clydesdale, who was suffering from the effects of drink—I saw Halford pay her the money—she filled her name up in the postal order—she was in the Post Office from three to five minutes—between 1 and 1.30 p.m. I saw a number of women in a yard at Upper Street police station, from whom I picked out Clydes
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Clydesdale.</hi> I noticed you because of your condi
<lb/>tion, and you could not sign the name "A. Davies"; you had three</p>
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<p>attempts at it—I was disengaged at the time, and I had every oppor
<lb/>tunity of noticing you.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. There was no one else in the office—I have no doubt that she is the woman.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Harrison's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "I know nothing of the money or the order."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Clydesdale's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "Mrs. Davies came to the house to me to sell stolen stuff for what she could get. She has persistently annoyed me."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Harrison:</hi> "I know nothing about the money or the postal orders. I have no witness."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Clydesdale, in her defence, said that the prosecutrix came to the premises very drunk, and covered with mud, saying that she had found herself on St. George's Church steps, and could she borrow some shillings from her</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">the prisoner</hi>);
<hi rend="italic">that she went out and returned with a police sergeant; and that the prosecutrix never had a purse with her when she came.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ANGUS CAMPBELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19050502-name-105" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA PINK</persName> </hi>. I am a wardress at Holloway prison—I received the prisoner into my charge on August 16th, 1901, she having been convicted of felony at Worship Street Police Court—I was not present at the trial—she had been in my custody before then many times.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Fourteen previous convictions were proved against her</hi>.
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<hi rend="italic">Nine months' hard labour.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ANGUS CAMPBELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19050502-name-107" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19050502-name-107" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19050502-name-107" type="surname" value="PINK"/>
<interp inst="t19050502-name-107" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA PINK</persName> </hi>. I am a wardress at Holloway prison—I was present in Court when the prisoner was convicted for having stolen on March 14th, 1902, two boxes, a mackintosh and other articles, the property of Nora Walsh, in the name of
<persName id="t19050502-name-108">
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<interp inst="t19050502-name-108" type="given" value="CISSY"/>Cissy Clark</persName> at Clerkenwell Sessions on April 8th, 1902—she was sent to Wormwood Scrubbs—I was not a witness in that case—I did not know her before.</p>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-367-19050502 t19050502-367-punishment-20"/>Six months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, May</hi> 3
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1905.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19050502-name-112" type="given" value="AMELIA"/>AMELIA BOURN</persName> </hi>. I assist my father, a confectioner and tobacconist, at 88, Paul Street, Finsbury—on March 4th I served Smith with a 1d. packet of Woodbines about 4 p.m.—he put down a 2s. piece—when I</p>
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<p>picked it up, it looked like a bad one and I gave it him back, and said it was a bad one—he said, "Is it?"—he gave me 1d. and walked out—he sounded it on the floor as he went out, and said, "It does not sound like a bad one."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19050502-name-113" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19050502-name-113" type="given" value="MARGARET"/>MARGARET HONING</persName> </hi>. I reside at 94, Clifton Street, Finsbury, where my husband carries on a tobacconist business—on March 4th, about 4 p.m., Smith came and asked for two 1d. scones—he put down a 2s. piece—I said I did not like the look of it—he sounded it on the counter and said, "It sounds all right"—he went out without purchasing anything—I went to the door to see which way he was going—I saw two or three men with him—I saw their backs—a constable came into the shop—Smith had taken the coin away.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19050502-name-114" type="given" value="HALLMAN"/>HALLMAN GARDINER</persName> </hi> (194
<hi rend="italic">G.</hi>) On March 4th I was in Old Street with Police-Constable Swallow in plain clothes about 4.15—I saw the prisoners loitering about in a suspicious way and kept them under observation—I saw Lewis go into a shop in Paul Street, come out and join the other prisoners—I followed them with Swallow on the opposite side—I saw Smith enter 88, Paul Street, and come out—he joined the other prisoners a short distance down the street—I followed them to Clifton Street—I saw Smith enter No. 94—the other prisoners remained a short distance down the street—Smith came and joined them—I followed them into Great Eastern Street—Swallow went to the baker's shop after Smith had left it—we came up and arrested them—Swallow searched Wheeler at the station—this florin was handed to me by a person passing—this shilling was picked up in the road and handed to me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Wheeler.</hi> I thought you were trying to steal from outside shops—I said at the Police Court I thought you were trying to snatch something from passers by.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Smith.</hi> I first saw you in Old Street—you went into the shop at 88, Paul Street.</p>
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<persName id="t19050502-name-115" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19050502-name-115" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN SWALLOW</persName> </hi> (310
<hi rend="italic">G.</hi>) I was with Gardiner and followed the prisoners through Paul Street and Clifford Street—I went into Bourn's shop after Smith had left—he joined the other two, who remained on the other side of the road—I followed them to Great Eastern Street, where they were stopped and arrested—I said to Smith, "I shall arrest you for uttering counterfeit coin"—he said, "I don't know
<hi rend="italic">nothing</hi> about it; I am not with the other two"—Lewis had something in his right hand which he threw into the road—I saw this shilling picked up and handed to Police-Constable Gardiner—Lewis turned very violent and struggled to got away—then he said, "All right, I'll go quietly"—with assistance I took all three prisoners to the station—they made no reply to the charge—I searched them—on Wheeler I found these six counterfeit shillings, dated 1879, loose no his pocket—on Smith I found 1d., and on Lewis eight counterfeit 2s. pieces—two were in his right-hand vest pocket, wrapped in this white paper, and the other six in his right-hand trousers pocket, all loose; also a florin broken into two pieces in his left-hand vest pocket, and in good money 11s. 6d.—seven shillings and the rest in sixpences.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Wheeler.</hi> You had some Brazil nuts—you did not</p>
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<p>say where they were bought—the bag of sweets found on Smith had a name on it—I went to that address and was told no bad money had been taken—you did not resist the police.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Smith.</hi> You were at the first shop about 4.20 p.m.—between that time and when you were at the second shop fifteen or twenty minutes might have elapsed—they are more than 500 yards apart—you went into a urinal with Wheeler—Lewis waited outside.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19050502-name-116" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to His Majesty's Mint—I have examined these eight florins—they are all counterfeit and of the same mould—these eight shillings are also counterfeit and of the same mould—one of the florins was broken, it might have been by the teeth.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoners' statement before the Magistrate: Wheeler:</hi> "Lewis came up to me on the day I was arrested and said that in Great Eastern Street he had kicked along a parcel, and when he opened it he found some money in this packet. He showed me this money and asked me if it was all right, so I took one of the shillings and tried it, and I broke it and said, 'I do not think the shillings are any good.' When I tried to break a 2s. piece I found I could not break it, so I was under the impression that the 2s. pieces were good, so I gave him the money I had, and took away the separate 1s. pieces, so that my good money could not be mixed with the money that I came to the conclusion was bad. Afterwards, walking into Old Street; we met Smith. We told him we had found some money. He asked me if we were going to treat him. I said, 'Take one of the 2s. pieces,' and I told him to go and get a couple of scones. He took it, thinking the same as I did, that it was good money. So he took it into the cake shop, and they said it was no good, and they did not like it, so I told him to take it somewhere else. They told him also it was no good, so we were making towards home, through Great Eastern Street, when the two plain clothes officers came and arrested us on suspicion. For the minute I was very much surprised, and could not make out what was the matter. When he told us he was going to arrest us on suspicion I said, 'All right, we will go.' "</p>
<hi rend="italic">Smith:</hi> "About 3 p.m. on Saturday week I was proceeding to Exmouth Street. Clerkenwell, to see my father, when I met Lewis and Wheeler at the side of the City Road. Wheeler asked me where I was going. I told him I was going to see my father at Exmouth Street, Clerkenwell. He said, 'I have just had a piece of luck.' I said, 'What is that?' He said, 'I have found some coins.' I said, 'Well, you had better treat me now, then.' He said, 'All right.' We turned back. He then gave me a 2s. piece, and told me to get him two scones in the baker's. I went in and asked for two scones. The woman in the shop, the keeper of the shop, said she did not like the look of the 2s., which I was under the impression was good. I bounced it on the counter, and said, 'I think it is all right by the sound of it.' To make sure whether it was good or bad I went into a confectioner's and tobacconist's shop close by, and asked for a packet of Woodbines. The young lady said, 'I do not think it is a good one,' and I paid for the Woodbines with a penny. I came out of the shop, joined Lewis and Wheeler, and gave them the 2s, back, and</p>
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<p>told them it was bad. They said, 'Well, I think we will go home.' We were going through Great Eastern Street towards Spitalfields, when the two officers in private clothes came up and arrested the three of us on suspicion of counterfeit coin. I said, 'I know nothing of them,' and I was taken to the station. Nothing was found in my possession."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Lewis:</hi> "About 2.30 p.m. on the Saturday when we were arrested I was walking along Great Eastern Street when I kicked a bundle and picked it up. I found eight 2s. pieces in it. I put them in my pocket, and went down Commercial Street. There I met Wheeler. I showed Wheeler the money, and he took one of the shillings and put it in his mouth, and broke it, and took them away from me, and said they were no good. He then took one of the 2s. pieces, and tried to break it, and could not. He said it was good. The two of us then went down Old Street, and there we met Smith. Smith asked us to treat him, and I gave him one of the 2s. pieces. He said he felt rather hungry, so I told him to buy a scone, and he went in a shop. When he came out he said that the woman said it was no good. I then asked him to get me a packet of Woodbines, and he went into a tobacco shop. When he came out of this shop he said that the woman said it was no good. I took it away from him, and we were making towards home, when we got into Great Eastern Street, two officers in private clothes arrested us, saying they had suspicion we were uttering counterfeit coins. They took me to the station, and they searched me. They found 11s. 6d. in silver, and 6s. 8d. in coppers, eight 2s. pieces in bad money, and one shilling broken. I said that I had these in my possession, thinking they were good."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Wheeler, in his defence, said he had no felonious intention, and that he thought the coins were good. Smith handed in a written statement. Lewis said he did not want to say anything.</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WHEELER</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">against whom seven convictions were proved</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Fifteen months' hard labour; and</hi> </rs>
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<lb/>burn—on April 4th the prisoner came to me about 1.30 in Denman Street, S.E., near the Railway Approach—he flourished this slip of paper—this coin was wrapped in it—there are three names of horses, and "1, 2, 3," which means for a place—he ran away before I had time to open the paper and look at the coin—I
<hi rend="italic">made tracks</hi> for him, but he disappeared—when I saw the coin was bad I tried to overtake him, but he had got too much lead—I wrapped up the coin in the same piece of paper, and put it in my waistcoat pocket till he came about 9.20 p.m. and demanded 12s. 6d., saying his horses had won—I called him on one side from seven or eight other men, and asked him would he be satisfied if I gave up the coin and the slip of paper he gave me?—I showed him the coin and the paper,</p>
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<hi rend="italic">bob</hi>, and I want 12s. 6d."—I said, "All you will get from me will be the same coin and the paper; you won't get 12s. 6d. from me"—he started abusing me, then he called a police-constable—we argued the point for about forty minutes—he charged me with fraud—I said to the constable who was passing, "Excuse me, I think this young fellow wants you"—we all three went to the police station—there I explained matters to the inspector, who released me—the prisoner was detained and searched—I showed the coin and the betting slip to the inspector, as it was—I had no other coin in that pocket; all my money was in my trousers pocket.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Betting is not in favour by the police, but people who bet do not run away—that raised my suspicions—I did not ask him to go away.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">M.</hi>) On the evening of April 4th I was on duty in Denman Street, near the approach to London Bridge—Hathaway said he wanted to give Barnes into custody for defrauding him of 12s. 6d. on a bet with money he gave him in the morning—Barnes replied, "This man applied to me at 1.30 p.m. to-day and gave me a bad 2s. piece wrapped in paper, with the names of horses written on the paper, and the horses have won"—he added that immediately he looked in the paper he saw it was a bad 2s. piece, and that Hathaway had run round London Bridge approach and down the steps leading into Joiner Street, and that he went to look for Hathaway, but could not find him—Hathaway said, "I did not give him the bad coin"—I asked them to accompany me to the police station, where the case was explained to Inspector Fergusson—then Hathaway was charged with uttering a counterfeit coin, and Barnes was allowed to go away—when the charge was read over Hathaway replied, "I did not give the man a bad coin"—on searching him I found a sixpence and two pence good money—he gave his address, 49, Nursery Road, Wal
<lb/>worth, where I went about 9.45 the same evening and made a search—I saw Hutchings, the landlord.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was called first by the prisoner—after his complaint Barnes said the 2s. piece was a bad one—when asked for his address the prisoner gave it to me at once, 49, Nursery Road, which I found was correct—I went there about 9.45 p.m.—I did not search the ashes or cinders—I looked up the chimney and under the bed.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police-Sergeant M.</hi>) On April 9th I went to the house where the prisoner had been lodging at 49, Nursery Road, the prisoner having been arrested on the 4th—I saw the landlord—I had called between the 4th and 9th twice, when the landlord not being there, I could not get access to the room—on the 9th on searching the prisoner's room I found amongst a quantity of ashes under the fire grate, having raked out the bottom part of the grate, this mould, which was broken in two—there wore three or four days' accumulation of ashes—inside the fire grate I found another portion f a mould which has been burnt, and these portions of broken moulds—this piece has an impression of the milling—this saucepan was in the fender half full of cinders and ashes—I turned the</p>
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<p>cinder and ashes out with my fingers—I found the dross of metal, and little pieces of lead, showing that lead had been melted, in the saucepan, and near the fireplace I picked up a piece of cloth with little pieces of lead adhering to it—I also found some metal cloth for finishing the coins—I put them in the bags since—the room was very disorderly—in a cupboard in the room I found this paper bag containing silver sand, and another bag on the mantelpiece containing plaster of Paris, also a bowl in the room with a lot of sediment of plaster of Paris about an inch thick at the bottom, and apparently some Hudson's extract of soap had been used—it was about a quarter full of water—Hutchings, the landlord, helped me to search the room—his wife also was present—on Wednesday, April 12th, on the prisoner appearing on remand I showed him these things and told him I should charge him with making and possessing counterfeit coin—when the inspector was taking the charge, he said, "How can you charge me with making? You can only charge me with unlawful possession of coining implements"—that was written down, and these things were opened out in his presence, and I said, "This is what I found in your room"—when the charge was read over he said to the inspector, "Do you charge me with making?"—the inspector replied, "Yes"—he then replied, "All right."</p>
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<interp inst="t19050502-name-121" type="given" value="ALBERT HENRY"/>ALBERT HENRY HUTCHINGS</persName> </hi>. I am the-tenant of 49, Nursery Road, Walworth—the prisoner occupied the first floor back room at 3s. a week with his wife and child—he was arrested on April 4th when he had been there about a week—I was present on April 4th when the officer searched the room—after that the room was closed—I do not think the door was locked—the wife was away—I took Darby into the room on the 9th—between the 4th and the 9th no one was there—my wife let the room—I do not keep anything on the premises for making or altering jewellery.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am out at work in the day—I believe no one went into the room, and I have respectable lodgers—I saw Taylor search the room—he found nothing—the sergeant found a lot of things.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> On the 4th the officer searched all the room, the chimney the bedding, the carpets, and looked in the cupboard—I am a scene shifter at night time and a jobbing jeweller in the day—I was out of employ
<lb/>ment about April 4th, and at home during the day—when I was out in the daytime my wife was at home—I am the householder—my wife is there every day.</p>
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<interp inst="t19050502-name-122" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to His Majesty's Mint—this coin is counterfeit—the articles produced are part of the stock
<lb/>in-trade of coiners—one piece of mould shows the graining on the edge of a florin, not the milling; the milling is on the surface on both sides—this is the first time I have seen a hairpin in connection with coining, and I should say it got accidentally mixed up with the other things—the silver sand belongs to coining, also the saucepan with the molten metal.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "I did not give Barnes the bad coin; I gave him a good shilling, which I obtained from Mrs. Gooding. The pot had pudding in it when I left the room. I know nothing about the other things."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Seven other convictions were proved against her.
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19050502-372-offence-1 t19050502-name-128"/>Maurice Bell</persName>, having been convicted of felony at the West London Police Court on October 10th, 1904. </rs>
<hi rend="italic">Six other convictions were proved against her.</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Eighteen months' hard labour.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, May</hi> 3
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1905.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Lumley Smith, Esq., K.C.</hi> </p>
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<lb/>mission on some days amounted to 12s. or 13s.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I knew you were employed as a waiter, that you had been dismissed and were in trouble—I then offered you employment—I do not wish to press the case and would be willing to help you again.</p>
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<interp inst="t19050502-name-136" type="given" value="AUSTIN"/>AUSTIN DAVEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective B.</hi>) On April 10th, about 10.45 p.m., I saw the prisoner in Leicester Square—I asked him if his name was Duncan—I also said that I was a police officer—he said, "No, my name is not Duncan; you have made a mistake"—I said, "I believe you are Duncan; I shall take you into custody for stealing books, the property of Mr. Solain, which were entrusted to you to sell"—he said, "Oh, yes, that is all right; I remember, but it is not a case of larceny, it is only a breach of trust"—on the way to the station, he said, "I have sold the books and have kept the money"—he made no reply to the charge.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence on oath, stated that after having sold the books he found he was a sovereign short; that he did not like to go back and tell the prosecutor; that he tried to obtain some work with the intention of paying the money back, which he would have done, but that he was prevented by being arrested.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19050502-374-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Two convictions were proved against him.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, May</hi> 4
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1905.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Channell.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GUY STEPHENSON</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
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<interp inst="t19050502-375-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19050502-376-offence-1 t19050502-name-140"/>Joseph William Alfred Bowden</persName> with intent to maim him, or to do him grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PERCIVAL HUGHES</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">It was stated that the prisoner had been in prison for one month.
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<interp inst="t19050502-377-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19050502-377-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="extortion"/>, Demanding money from
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19050502-377-offence-1 t19050502-name-142"/>Ada Woods</persName>, with menaces, with intent to steal.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19050502-name-143" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19050502-name-143" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19050502-name-143" type="surname" value="WOOD"/>
<interp inst="t19050502-name-143" type="given" value="ADA"/>ADA WOOD</persName> </hi>. I am a domestic servant and reside at 44, Peel Street, Notting Hill—I first went there about three months ago—the owner is Mr. Woolford and I rented a room there—another young woman lodged with me—I first met the prisoner when I was waiting in the street for my young man, and he came up and spoke to me—there was a coffee stall near—there were other people standing there who knew him and he told them and me that he was a detective—he said I had not better hang round there as the fellows at the stall
<hi rend="italic">was</hi> no good—I said I was not waiting for anything, I was waiting for my young man—he said he knew all the</p>
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<p>men and could take them all and lock them up if he liked—all along he said he was a detective—I used to see him there nearly every night when I was waiting for my young man—when he said he was a detective I said I did not know anything about detectives and he showed me a police whistle and the handcuffs that he had, and I thought he was a detective I—on February 27th he came to my house and asked to see me—I asked him up to my room—I had not asked him to come to the house and did not know he was coming—he said he was a detective and had come to raid my house for my having gentlemen to see me, and that if I did not
<hi rend="italic">square</hi> him he would lock me up—I asked him what he wanted in order to be
<hi rend="italic">squared</hi>—he said, "Money"—I said, "How much do you want: will 10s. do?"—he said, "Yes"—I gave him 10s. because I thought there would be a row in the house—I believed at that time that he was a detective, but I did not believe he could lock me up, because I had not done anything to be locked up for—when I gave him the 10s. he said he would say no more about it and he left the place—he did not come again—I saw him one or two nights afterwards—he has often called after me in the streets, but I took no notice of him—when he came to my house he said he had been watching the house for a long time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I was not the worse for drink on the night you were arrested—I was not with two gentlemen whom I was going to take home—you told a constable to arrest me because I was drunk and the constable said he would take you instead—I gave you the money because I was afraid my young man would come up and that there would be a row—I was not kissing a bookmaker round the corner when you first saw me—at the Court below you said I was kissing half-a-dozen fellows.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He first made the accusation against me of being drunk a week or two afterwards.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19050502-name-144" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19050502-name-144" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19050502-name-144" type="surname" value="HAMBROOK"/>
<interp inst="t19050502-name-144" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER HAMBROOK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective F.</hi>) I have known the prisoner for some time—one night early in March I met him in Portobello Road and he said, "I can tell you where you can get half a
<hi rend="italic">quid</hi> easily; you go to 44 Peel Street; there are two
<hi rend="italic">tarts</hi> living there and you can get it at once"—I arrested him on the evening of April 6th—on the remand the charge of obtaining money by menaces was made against him—when I told him the charge he replied, "It is a lie"—I found on him four keys, one skeleton and a police whistle—he has never been connected with the police force.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not know anything about the charge when it was reported to me in March—I did not send another officer to arrest you—I and the sergeant were, keeping observation on you—I went to make inquiries and while I was doing so the other officer arrested you as you came out of one of the places.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19050502-name-145" type="surname" value="WOOLFORD"/>
<interp inst="t19050502-name-145" type="given" value="HAROLD"/>HAROLD WOOLFORD</persName> </hi>. I live at 44, Peel Street, Notting Hill, and am the landlord—Ada Wood has been lodging there for about nine months—there is no ground for the imputation that she is living an unchaste life there to my knowledge—I have known the prisoner for about two year—on Saturday, March 11th, in High Street, Notting Hill, he spoke</p>
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<p>to me about Ada Wood—he asked me whether I was aware that Ada was taking men home at night—I said no, I was not aware of it, and added, "All I can do is to watch for it and the first man I can catch will go down I the stairs or through the window"—the first man I found was him—I
<hi rend="italic">done</hi> no more than I told him I should do, and he went down the stairs—he said he could get half a dollar or a
<hi rend="italic">quid</hi> out of the young lady when he liked, and he said he had had it—he said he was a butcher and I knew that.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19050502-377-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19050502-377-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at Clerken
<lb/>well Sessions on June</hi> 14
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1904.
<hi rend="italic">The police stated that the prisoner preyed upon unfortunates and was a most dangerous man.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-377-19050502 t19050502-377-punishment-30"/>Twelve months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday and Friday, May</hi> 4
<hi rend="italic">th and</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1905.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19050502-379-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19050502-379-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/>, to stealing, whilst employed under the Post Office, a letter containing postal orders for 20s. and 8s. 6d., the property of the
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19050502-379-offence-1 t19050502-name-149"/>Postmaster-General</persName>.</rs>(
<hi rend="italic">See next case.</hi>)
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<interp inst="t19050502-379-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t19050502-380-offence-2" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t19050502-380-offence-2" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/>Feloniously inciting the said
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<interp inst="t19050502-name-152" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19050502-name-152" type="surname" value="WOOD"/>
<interp inst="t19050502-name-152" type="given" value="FLORENCE"/>Florence Wood</persName> to commit the said felonies. </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEWHAM</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t19050502-380-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19050502-380-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BIRON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19050502-name-153" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t19050502-name-153" type="given" value="MARGARET LAVINIA"/>MARGARET LAVINIA HORWOOD</persName> </hi>. I live at Bush Park, Launceston, Cornwall—on April 12th I posted these two postal orders (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>), one for £1 and the other for 8e. 6d. at the Launceston Post Office—I have the counterfoils (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) corresponding to those postal orders—I put the orders into an envelope and addressed them to Messrs. Curzon Bros.; 60, City Road, London—they were blank when I sent them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19050502-name-154" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN VIOLET</persName> </hi>. I am the overseer at the East Central District Office, St. Martin's-le-Grand—Newham was employed as a postman there on April 12th and 13th—he was on duty on the early morning of April 13th—a letter posted at Launceston on April 12th would reach St. Martin's-le-Grand on the early morning of April 13th, and Newham would have access to it—it would get in about 4.39 a.m. in time for the first delivery.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19050502-name-155" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19050502-name-155" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19050502-name-155" type="given" value="PERCY"/>PERCY WHITE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Constable G.P.O.</hi>) On the early morning of April 13th I kept watch on Newham while he went on his first round, commencing at Wormwood Street, Bishopsgate—he was at the Post Office at 5 a.m. and left at 7.40 a.m.—after he finished his round I still kept him under observation—60, City Road, would not come in his round, and has nothing</p>
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<p>to do with his delivery—about 9 a.m. he boarded a 'bus and went to Pearson Street, Kingsland Road—I boarded the 'bus also—he got off and went to 11, York Road, which is a turning off Pearson Street, where Wood lives—he remained there about half an hour, coming out with her—they boarded a 'bus and went to Eldon Street, Finsbury, where they got off—they went into the Old Red Lion, Wilson Street, which is about a mile from York Road—I was on the opposite side of the street, and I could see through the doorway—I saw Newham take off his uniform cap and put it into his collecting bag, putting on an ordinary cap and a mackintosh; when he came out nobody could tell that he was a postman—he left his collecting bag at the London & North Western Railway depot opposite—Wood was with him the whole time—she left him outside the public-house and walked in the direction of Sun Street, and I directed Cartwright, who was with me, to follow her—Newham waited on the opposite side of Sun Street, whilst she went inside the Post Office there.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I do not think there is anything to prevent a postman taking off his uniform when not on duty—I am not in a position to say how many uniforms a postman has in a year.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19050502-name-156" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19050502-name-156" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19050502-name-156" type="surname" value="CARTWRIGHT"/>
<interp inst="t19050502-name-156" type="given" value="FREDERICK CHARLES"/>FREDERICK CHARLES CARTWRIGHT</persName> </hi>. I am an assistant at the Confidential Inquiry Branch of the General Post Office—at 9 a.m. on April 13th I was in company with White, when we followed the prisoners from 11, York Road—on their coming out of the Red Lion I followed Wood, who went into the Sun Street Post Office—I saw her write upon two postal orders at the writing desk, and then take them to the counter, where she obtained payment for them from the clerk—I told her who I was, and obtained pos
<lb/>session of the postal orders (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) from the counter clerk—I said to Wood, "What is your name?"—she replied, "Osler"; that is the name to whom the postal orders are made payable—I said, "Where do you live?"—she replied, "11, Pearson Street, Kingsland Road"—I then cautioned her, and said, "Where did you get these two postal orders from?"—she replied, "They were sent to me by my brother this morning"—I asked her to accompany me to the General Post Office, which she did—she was there seen by Mr. Watts.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I saw her writing on the whole of the order—the name "Osler" is written in the receipt, I believe, in the same handwriting—they appear to have been blank orders.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Wood.</hi> I said I was attached to the detective office—I might have said I was a detective; it is much the same thing—you picked the money up, and when I spoke to you, you put it down on the counter again—I said, "You may take charge of this money, or I will; just as you prefer"—you said, "Oh, well, you keep it."</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19050502-name-157" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19050502-name-157" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19050502-name-157" type="surname" value="WATTS"/>
<interp inst="t19050502-name-157" type="given" value="ARTHUR JONAS"/>ARTHUR JONAS WATTS</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Confidential Inquiry Branch of the Post Office—on April 13th Wood was brought into the Post Office, and a communication was made to me, in consequence of which I cautioned her, and said, "What is your name?"—she replied, "Frances Osier"—I said, "Where do you live?"—she said, "No. 11, Pearson Street, Kingsland Road"—I said, "You went into the Sun Street Post Office and filled in these postal orders, and you received £1 8s. 6d. in payment.</p>
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<p>Where did you get the postal orders?"—she replied, "I had them given to me"—I said, "By whom?"—she replied, "My brother"—I said, "Who is your brother?"—she said "My brother is Harry Newham, who resides at Chestnut Road, Ilford. He gave me the orders as my property"—I said, "I have reason to suppose that No. 11, York Road, Pearson Street, is your correct address"—she said, "Yes, 11, York Road, is my brother's address"—I said, "Are you known there as 'Osler'?"—she said, "No; Mrs. Wood"—I said, "Which is your correct name?"—she replied, "Mrs. Wood."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Wood, in her defence, said that she Pleaded Guilty to cashing this postal orders, but that she did not know they were stolen.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19050502-380-verdict-2" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19050502-380-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>.
<hi rend="italic">It was stated that a large number of letters had been stolen recently.</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEWHAM</hi>
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<interp inst="t19050502-380-punishment-32" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19050502-380-punishment-32" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-380-19050502 t19050502-380-punishment-32"/>
<hi rend="italic">Nine months' hard labour.</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WOOD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t19050502-380-punishment-33" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t19050502-380-punishment-33" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19050502-380-punishment-33" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-380-19050502 t19050502-380-punishment-33"/>Three months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t19050502-381" type="date" value="19050502"/>
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<interp inst="def1-381-19050502" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-381-19050502" type="surname" value="JONES"/>
<interp inst="def1-381-19050502" type="given" value="ARTHUR HENRY"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ARTHUR HENRY JONES</hi>,</persName>
<rs id="t19050502-381-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19050502-381-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t19050502-381-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/> Wilfully and with intent to de
<lb/>fraud making a certain false entry in and omitting certain material par
<lb/>ticulars from, books of accounts belonging to the
<persName id="t19050502-name-159" type="victimName">
<interp inst="t19050502-name-159" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19050502-381-offence-1 t19050502-name-159"/>Acton Urban District Council</persName>, his employers.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LEYCESTER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GEORGE ELLIOTT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19050502-name-160" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19050502-name-160" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19050502-name-160" type="surname" value="KIRKBRIGHT"/>
<interp inst="t19050502-name-160" type="given" value="ALEXANDER CHARLES"/>ALEXANDER CHARLES KIRKBRIGHT</persName> </hi>. I am the assistant to the accountant in the service of the Acton Urban District Council, and while the prisoner was in their service I acted under him, and assisted him in keeping the ac
<lb/>counts—this book, called the "Sundry Deposit Book," contains the general cash account; that is to say, any moneys received, which did not go into the cemeteries account or roads account, or under any other special heads—I am well acquainted with the prisoner's handwriting—the entries from June 19th to July 6th, 1895, are in his writing—it was his customer to make the entries in this book, but, of course, they were entered by other people also—the entries from January 9th to February 3rd, 1897; from January 3rd to January 14th, 1898; from June 21st to July 8th, 1898; from June 16th to July 4th, 1899; December 29th and 30th, 1899; and from October 24th to October 30th, 1902, are all in his writing—this is a receipt book (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) for May 1903—the entries in this book from May 20th to May 29th, with one exception, which is in my writing, are all in the prisoner's writing—the exception is a receipt for 15s. from Clements Brothers, which I received—I do not remember that particular item, but my usual practice was to pay over all moneys I received to the prisoner—this is the Cemeteries Book (
<hi rend="italic">Pro
<lb/>duced</hi>) for May 29th, 1903, which shows entries in the prisoner's writing, making altogether £16 18s. 6d., and made up of a number of small sums in cash to be paid into the bank—the entries in the Sundry Deposit Book from June 29th to July 3rd, 1903, are in the prisoner's writing, and the counterfoils in the receipt book for the same dates are also in his writing—among them there is a counterfoil purporting to be a receipt to Walter Hill & Co., for £13 10s., dated July 3rd, in his writing—this is the Rents Ledger—I am not able to say when it first came into existence, but I first</p>
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<p>know of it about July, 1903—entries appear in it from 1899, but I do not know when they were made, and as far as I know it did not exist at that time—after July, 1903, it was regularly kept in the office—in September, 1903, I attended the audit for the year ending March 31st, 1903, Mr. Francis Gaskell being the auditor—I do not remember Mr. Gaskell having the Rents Ledger before him at the time—auditors, as a rule, tick each item as they go through, and there is no sign here of the items having been ticked by him—I think Mr. Young's is the first tick—if Mr. Gaskell had seen it and had done his duty, he would have ticked each item—he died a few weeks ago—the £20 received from the London & South Western Railway appears on July 3rd there, also three cheques from Walter Hill & Co., £13 18s. 8d., on December 30th, 1899; £15 on November 8th, 1902, £13 10s. on July 3rd, 1903, and December 10th, 1903—there is no entry of that on May 29th, when it was really received.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have been in the Council's service for the last four years, so I know nothing of my own knowledge before 1901—I came from the Stockton Corporation—I had just as much access to the books as the prisoner—I have looked through the Rents Ledger, and a portion of it is in my writing—I could get it just as much as any other book, and if it had been produced to the auditor in 1903, and he had properly audited the accounts, the mistakes ought to have been discovered—the rent from the London & South Western Railway Company is included among the items of rents receivable at the beginning of the book—I was not present during the whole time of the 1903 audit—about fifty books would be produced to the auditor, and I did not notice them particularly—I was simply in attendance upon him—I do not say it was not there, but I do not remember seeing it there—if you named any other book, I prob
<lb/>ably should be able to tell you if it were there, or not—I should take more notice of the books appertaining to my department.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The earliest entry in the Rents Ledger of any sum re
<lb/>ceived from the London & South Western Railway Company is December 29th, 1899, so that the only missing cheque of the railway company which the auditor would discover would be the one of July, 1903; all the others could have been properly accounted for—the £20 was a half
<lb/>yearly payment.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19050502-name-161" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19050502-name-161" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19050502-name-161" type="surname" value="MORGAN"/>
<interp inst="t19050502-name-161" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN MORGAN</persName> </hi>. I am the Chief Committee Clerk in the employment of the Acton Urban District Council, whom I have been with for ten years—during the whole of that time the accounts have been in the hands of the prisoner—when I was appointed he was assistant clerk, and afterwards he became accounts clerk—of the entries from November 3rd to November 6th, 1902, in the Sundry Deposit Book one is in his writing, and one in mine—with regard to the entries I made, I got the information from the counterfoil receipt book, which is one of the books under his control—the entries in the Cemeteries Cash Book from October 31st to November 8th, 1902, are in my and another clerk's handwriting—I got the information for that from the counterfoil receipts.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I cannot say when the Rents ledger started—in 1903 I was in the clerk's office, but in April, 1903, the accounts depart
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<p>was made separate, and the Rents Ledger would not come within my jurisdiction since that date—I had seen it prior to that, but I cannot say when I first saw it—there is nobody here who knows more about the book, unless it is Mr. Kirkbright.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19050502-name-162" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19050502-name-162" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19050502-name-162" type="surname" value="JARRATT"/>
<interp inst="t19050502-name-162" type="given" value="JOHN WILLIAM"/>JOHN WILLIAM JARRATT</persName> </hi>. I am a laundry proprietor at Acton and am Chairman of the Urban District Council—I produce a minute on June 27th, 1880, of the prisoner's appointment as a clerk, at a salary of £100 a year—I was not a member of the Council at that time—it would then be the Acton Local Board—he remained in our service till October, 1904, when he was receiving somewhere about £300 a year—he was a man in whom we placed complete confidence, and he bore an excellent character as far as we were concerned—the Chief Clerk was a Mr. Hemsley, a man getting on for eighty, and in business for himself as a solicitor with some sons—he is still alive, but practically retired—his nominal salary was £120, but he could charge on the legal business of the Council—during his time the office to a large extent was in the prisoner's hands—in the early part of 1903 Mr. Hemsley retired, and a Mr. Hodson was appointed in his stead at a salary of £450 a year, rising to £600—he was not a solicitor—the reason we wanted to make a change was that we wanted to have a man for the whole time, as, of course, Acton was growing largely, and wanted a good deal more attention than had been given to it previously—at the same time the prisoner was made accounts clerk—before that he had to deal with the committee work and accounts, but now he had only to deal with the accounts, which made his duties lighter—when he received amounts payable to the Council it was his duty to make out a receipt from the Council's receipt book, enter on the counterfoil the items corresponding to the receipt, enter the amounts in the books as having been received, and to pay the moneys over to the treasurer, who is the manager for the time being of the local branch of the London & South Western Bank—I question whether the manager got any salary for that; it is an arrangement between ourselves and the Bank—this (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) is the agreement with the London & South Western Railway, dated October. 1881, under which they covenant to pay us a half-yearly sum of £20 in January and July of each year towards the maintenance of a bridge at Acton—the accounts of the Council were audited every year by an auditor appointed by the Local Government Board—the Council kept all the books prescribed by the Local Government Board, so far as I know—in the morning of October 1st, last year, I think, my attention was called by Mr. Hodson to the alleged discrepancy which the auditor, Mr. Young, had discovered with reference to the £20 cheque of July, 1903, and on October 3rd I and the vice-chairman told the prisoner of the discrepancy discovered, and asked him for an explanation—that was the only discrepancy we then knew of—he was very much astonished and said, "If there is anything wrong, we will make it right"—I said to him, "I do not think your explanation, so far, anyhow, is satisfactory, and I think you had better make your explanation in writing, and send it to each member, and then we can have the whole facts before us, and we shall be able to deal with the matter upon your explanation"—that</p>
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<p>is the reason why we had this explanation which was sent round to each member of the Council—he did not say anything as to cash in hand—I might say with regard to the letter, he said, "I do not want every office lad to know about this, and I do not want it to go through the ordinary course of letters from the office," and I said I did not want anybody to know about it except the members of the Council, and he sent this letter to us on October 6th—on October 11th there was a meeting of the Council—he was called before it and questions were put to him about the matter, but he made no explanation beyond that contained in the letter—he was asked to retire, and we discussed it—we considered his explanation so unsatisfactory that on his return we asked whether he would resign—he said, "I will resign," and he did so straight off—at that time only the one cheque, July, 1903, discrepancy was known of; we knew nothing at all about the rest.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have been with the Council four years—at the time Mr. Hemsley retired I think the prisoner tendered his resignation—he wanted to be Chief Clerk, and I told him at once that there would be no chance of his obtaining the clerkship, but there might be a chance of making another office by dividing the accounts from the general business of the clerks' office, and we proposed to make him accounts clerk at practically the same salary—he did not send in a formal application, but he gave us to understand that he would like the clerkship—it was then that he tendered his resignation and we offered him the position of accounts clerk, which he took—he had a great deal to do between 1880 and 1903, but of course the work varied with the attendance of the Clerk, and all the votes were under his control—he had to attend the committee meetings and generally look after the whole office—the population of Acton has been nearly doubled by the Tube and the electric trams—the prisoner had to look after the sundry payments account, the cemetery accounts, the private roads, the allotments and the petty cash accounts—I cannot tell you where he put all the cash; that is a matter with which I have nothing to do—I presume there was only one cash box in which all the money that was paid was put for the time being—the South Western Railway cheques have receipts attached to them—I do not suggest that the receipt books, from which the receipts would be taken, or the counterfoils have been tampered with—I do not wish to be pressed as to whether there are any other discrepancies other than those represented by the £148, which the prisoner is alleged to have embezzled, because I have my own opinion—I do not wish to import anything further into the case than what is already in the indictment—I do not know anything about when Walter Hill & Company's cheques were sent—the prisoner would probably have £20,000 or £30,000 pass through his hands in the course of a year.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> His work was heavy before 1903, but he never made any complaint as far as we know—I could get from the official records what month of 1903 the prisoner's position was altered to that of accounts clerk.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">J. C. BASSETT</hi>. I am principal clerk in the London & South Western</p>
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<p>Railway Company, and I produce these six cheques [
<hi rend="italic">Exs.</hi> 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8]—they are all for £20 and dated respectively June 26th, 1895; December 23rd, 1896; December 22nd, 1897; June 22nd, 1898; June 24th, 1899; June 24th, 1903, and all sent from the Railway Company to the Acton District Council and made payable per "A. Hemsley"—they are receipted at the bottom "A. Hemsley"—that is the only receipt we have ever had—the payments would be made in the ordinary course of our business in accordance with our agreement—all of them have passed through our bank, paid by them, and returned to us.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19050502-name-163" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19050502-name-163" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19050502-name-163" type="surname" value="BENNISON"/>
<interp inst="t19050502-name-163" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOSEPH"/>WILLIAM JOSEPH BENNISON</persName> </hi>. I am the director of Walter Hill & Company, advertisement contractors, in Southampton Row, who occa
<lb/>sionally rented hoardings from the Acton Urban District Council, paying hem rent from time to time in odd sums—there were no regular pay
<lb/>ments—I produce this cheque and receipt [
<hi rend="italic">Ex.</hi> 9] dated December 27th, 1899, for £13 18s. 8d. and receipted by A. Hemsley on December 29th, 1899—that was sent by our company and the receipt attached to the cheque was received back on or about that date in the usual way—I produce another cheque for £15, dated November 3rd, 1902, which was sent in answer to a letter asking for payment (
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>): Dear Sirs,—I shall be glad to receive a cheque for £15, rent of hoarding due on the 12th of this month," signed, "Alexander Hemsley," dated October 21st, 1902—the receipt was sent to us signed by the prisoner, as also this receipt, dated April 24th, 1903 (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—this is a letter applying for £13 10s. from us (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>), and we sent this cheque, dated May 22nd, 1903 (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>), and the receipt is signed by the prisoner himself under date May 29th, 1903—it was passed through our bank and returned to us—for all these cheques the only receipt we got was the receipt which forms part of them—I do not remember a receipt coming for a cheque on or about July 3rd, 1903—if it had come it would have come before me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It is possible that cheques drawn to settle various accounts may be in our office a day or two before they are sent.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19050502-name-164" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19050502-name-164" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19050502-name-164" type="surname" value="JARRATT"/>
<interp inst="t19050502-name-164" type="given" value="JOHN WILLIAM"/>JOHN WILLIAM JARRATT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I now produce a minute, showing the alteration in the prisoner's duties, dated January 13th, 1903—[
<hi rend="italic">The minute was then read, stating that the 'prisoner be appointed accounts clerk at a salary of</hi> £100
<hi rend="italic">a year subject to three months' notice</hi>]—his new duties began on April 1st—the new Chief Clerk was appointed about the same time—we advertised for one and I think about 100 applications came in.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19050502-name-165" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19050502-name-165" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19050502-name-165" type="surname" value="PITT"/>
<interp inst="t19050502-name-165" type="given" value="MARK"/>MARK PITT</persName> </hi>. I am the manager of the London & South Western Bank at their branch at Acton, and in that capacity I am the treasurer of the Acton Urban District Council—my duties as such are confined to keeping the Council's banking account at the bank, for which I get no salary—I produce what is called the Treasurer's Book, which contains the Council's banking account, and is the same really as an ordinary pass book—all the moneys that the prisoner paid in are paid into the general account as far as I am aware—we have a large number of accounts, of course—large sums pass through in the course of the year—everything</p>
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<p>is recorded in the books, which are quite accessible to the Council—on July 6th, 1895, this book contains an entry of £21 2s. 2d. paid in to the general account—I also produce a certified extract from my waste book, showing that item was made up by a cheque for £20 from the London & South Western Railway Company and £1 2s. 2d. in money—the Treasurer's Book shows that on February 3rd, 1897, there was a credit of £50 5s. 7d. made up of a £20 cheque from the London & South Western Railway Company, three cheques for £10, £13 10s. and £6 10s. 7d. respectively, and 5s. in cash, which is shown in the waste book—on January 14th, 1898, £49 1s. 1d. was paid in, made up of the Railway Company's cheque for £20, mother cheque for £22, and £7 1s. 1d. in case—on July 8th, 1898, £33 14s. was paid in, made up of the Railway Company's cheque for £20, two other cheques, and 6s. in money—on July 4th, 1899, £56 5s. was paid in, made up of the Railway Company's cheque for £20, two other cheques, £4 5s. in money, and 10s. in postal orders—on December 30th, 1899, £36 1s. 6d. was paid in, made up of Walter Hill & Company's cheque for £13 18s. 8d., £20 cheque from the Railway Company, another cheque, and 10d. in money—on November 8th, 1902, £33 7s. was paid in, made up of Walter Hill & Company's cheque for £15, some other cheques, £2 10s. 6d. in postal orders, and £3 4s. in money—on May 29th, 1903, £16 18s. 6d. was paid in as cemeteries account and £18 6s. 3d. as sundries—all the other entries I have spoken of have been sundries—with regard to the £16 18s. 6d. cemeteries account, the waste book shows that part of that was a cheque for £12 from somebody called Winch, the rest being for other cheques, except 8s. 6d. in money—as to the £18 6s. 3d. sundries, that contained a cheque for £13 10s. from Walter Hill & Company and 18s. 3d. in money—on July 3rd, 1903, £30 15s. 5d. was paid in to sundries account, made up of a cheque for £20 from the Railway Company, a cheque for £9 17s. 6d. from Edwards, and 17s. 11d. in money—on October 3rd, 1904, £20 was paid in in gold—this is the paying-in slip and it is in the prisoner's handwriting (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—it is stated to be "Sundries"—it was paid in, as far as I know, in the ordinary way, and I did not know at the time that there was any alleged discrepancy with regard to any cheque—on January 10th, 1905, a lady related to the prisoner paid in £128 18s. 8d. by the prisoner's cheque for that amount drawn on his private account at my bank—it was credited to the Council's account.</p>
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<interp inst="t19050502-name-166" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT NORTHOVER</persName> </hi>. I am a commission agent, living at Acton, and am a tenant of the Acton Urban District Council—in June, 1903, I owed them £13 13s. 9d. for rent, and I handed this cheque for £9 17s. 6d. (
<hi rend="italic">Pro
<lb/>duced</hi>) that I had had from a Mr. Edwards, and the balance in cash to a messenger who came for it on July 3rd—a receipt came afterwards which is amongst my papers, but which I have not had time to look for.</p>
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<interp inst="t19050502-name-167" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER YOUNG</persName> </hi>. I am a district auditor under the Local Government Board—I was appointed to the Middlesex audit in July, 1904—on Septem
<lb/>ber 26th I attended at the office of the Acton Urban District Council to audit their accounts—that was the first time I had done so—I saw the prisoner, from whom I got the books—the Rents Ledger was not among them—the audit would be for the year ending March 31st, 1904—in</p>
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<p>consequence of what I discovered with regard to that year, I afterwards extended my investigations back to 1895, with regard to these particular items of £20 and rents; it would have been impossible to examine the whole accounts—this is a book which they call the Sundry Deposits, July, 1895, being a cash book for receipts (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—between June 19th and July 6th it appears from this book that various sums had been received, amount
<lb/>in to £21 2s. 2d., so that there would be that amount to pay in—there is one amount of £12, and one of £3, but all the rest of them are under £1; there is no mention of the London & South Western Railway Com
<lb/>pany's cheque, either in that or any other book—the £21 2s. 2d. was paid into the bank on July 6th—if it were paid in by means of the London & South Western Railway Company's cheque for £20 and £1 2s. 2d. in cash, the result would be that the person paying it in would be in a position to abstract £20 from the sums received for these small receipts and there would be a loss to the Council of that amount; the railway company's cheque had nothing to do with these small receipts at all—on February 3rd, 1899, it appears from this book that between January 9th and February 1st they had accumulated to £50 6s. 7d., made up of a number of different payments, and not containing any sum of £20, and upon February 3rd that amount was paid into the bank by the help of the London & South Western Railway Company's cheque for £20 and £5 in cash—the cheque for £20 is not entered in the books as having been received, and there is no trace of it anywhere—the effect of that would be the same as in the last instance—on January 14th, 1898, it appears that £49 1s. 1d. had been received, made up of various amounts—there is no amount there of £20 from the London & South Western Railway Company—that sum was paid into the bank by means of the railway company's cheque and other amounts—the result would be the same as in the other oases—that cheque for £20 is not entered anywhere as having been received—on July 8th, 1898, there was a sum of £33 14s. to be paid in, made up of a number of rather small amounts, the largest being for eight guineas—there is no cheque for £20 from the railway company either there or in any other book, and if that cheque were used to help make up the £3314s., the result would be exactly the same—on July 4th, 1899, there was £56 5s. to be paid in, and again the cheque for £20 forms part of that—on December 30th, 1899, there was £36 1s. 6d. to be paid in, which was paid in with the help of a cheque for £13 18s. 8d. from Walter Hill & Co., which is not entered as having been received—there is a cheque for £20 from the London & South Western Railway Company in that December that is properly accounted for, and there is no charge as to that—the result of that would be that this particular sum paid in would be deficient to the amount of £13 18s. 8d.—on November 8th, 1902, there is £33 7s. to be paid in to Cemeteries Account, the biggest item of which is £7 17s. 6d.—that contains no mention of a cheque for £15 from Walter Hill & Co.—of course that cheque would have nothing to do with Cemeteries Account—it was used to help pay in that sum of £33 7s.—the £15 cheque is not entered in the Sundry Deposits Book, where it ought to have been, or anywhere else, except afterwards in the Rents Ledger—that would have the result of en
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<hi rend="italic">The Jury, being unable to agree, were discharged.</hi> </rs> (
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<interp inst="t19050502-name-173" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN CLARKSON</persName> </hi>. I am the son of Walter Clarkson, a contractor—his office is at 110, Vauxhall Walk, and I assist in his business—we have a timber yard at Tinworth Street, which is very near the office—Woods has been in our employ as a labourer for about three years on and off, and Murphy was employed by us for about the same time on and off—Woods was discharged on the afternoon before the fire for neglect of duty—about 130 a.m., on April 19th I was called up by the police at my private house, and I went to my yard, where I found the place all ablaze and the fire-engines there—the vans were on fire, as well as twenty or thirty baskets standing close to them, and some tools and ladders were burnt—I saw the fire put out; it was a serious conflagration—I estimate the amount of damage to the property as just under £50.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Murphy.</hi> We have fifty baskets, and the whole lot of them were burnt.</p>
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<interp inst="t19050502-name-174" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID MEARS</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer employed by the prosecutors, and live at 86, Wickham Street, Vauxhall—at 12.40 a.m. on April 19th I was working with Corman in the prosecutor's yard in Tinworth Street—the prisoners came in—I have worked with them for some years—they got some baskets and set alight to one of them and put a ladder across and some more baskets—some baskets near the vans caught fire—Briddle came in and tried to stop them, and they started hitting him and tried to knock him down—Woods took a shovel,
<hi rend="italic">chucked</hi> it on the fire, and then they both ran out of the yard—they were the worse for drink when they came in, and they rolled about—I then went to the gate, where I saw a policeman and spoke to him.</p>
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<interp inst="t19050502-name-175" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE CORMAN</persName> </hi>. I am a laborer in the prosecutor's employ, and live at 61, Catherine Street—about 12.40 a.m. on April 19th I was in my employer's yard, when the prisoners came in—they caught hold of some baskets and emptied some paper out, put lighted paper in, and put a ladder across and a shovel—there was a regular
<hi rend="italic">blaze up</hi>—I did not see the vans catch fire—some policemen came and then the fire-engines, and eventually the prosecutor—the fire was put out—I have known the prisoner by sight for some years.</p>
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<interp inst="t19050502-name-176" type="given" value="DANIE"/>DANIE FINNCANE</persName> </hi> (114
<hi rend="italic">L</hi>.) From information received I saw Woods on the Albert Embankment about half an hour after the fire—he was perfectly sober—on telling him the charge he said, "I have not been to Mr. Clarkson's yard for the past six months. I know nothing about it"—I took him into custody.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Inspector L.</hi>) From information received I went, about 4 a.m. on the morning of the fire, to 11, Tinworth Street, where I found Murphy sitting asleep in a chair in a back room—on telling him the charge he said, "A bad job about that"—I took him to the station, where he was charged and made no reply.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Woods before the Magistrate said that he had a drop of drink; that he was made drunk; that he got hold of an old basket and lit that; and that the others caught alight.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Murphy's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "I was drunk, and remember nothing of it."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Woods, in his defence, said that he went with Murphy and Briddle into the yard to see how Mears was getting on; that, feeling cold, they lit an old basket, and that he never threw the shovel on the fire.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Murphy, in his defence, said that they went into the yard to see Mears; that, feeling cold, he lit an old basket and left it, thinking no harm would be done.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>.
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<hi rend="italic">received a good character</hi>.
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<hi rend="italic">Three months' hard labour each.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="italic">One previous conviction was proved against him. It was stated that he had a very bad reputation.</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, May</hi> 4
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1905.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">for the Prosecution, offered no evidence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">For other cases tried this day, see Kent Cases.</hi>)</p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, May</hi> 4
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1905.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Lumley Smith, Esq., K.C.</hi> </p>
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