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<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>POUND, MAYOR.</p>
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<interp inst="t19050626-name-1" type="given" value="ALFRED FITXGERALD "/>ALFRED FITZGERALD DALTON,</persName> </p>
<p>(For many years with the late firm of Messrs. BARNETT & BUCKLER, Official Shorthand Writers to the Court.)</p>
<p>Law Booksellers and publishers.</p>
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<p>On the King's Commission of</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>Held on Monday, June 26th, 1905, and following days.</p>
<p>Before the Right Hon.
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<interp inst="t19050626-name-2" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN POUND</persName>, LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; the Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t19050626-name-3" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GRANTHAM</persName> </hi>, Knt., one of the Justices of His Majesty's High Court; Sir
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<interp inst="t19050626-name-4" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH SAVORY</persName> </hi>, Bart; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE F. FAUDEL-PHILLIPS</hi>, Bart, G.C.I.E; Sir
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<interp inst="t19050626-name-5" type="given" value="JAMES THOMSON"/>JAMES THOMSON RITCHIE</persName> </hi>, Bart, Aldermen of the said City; Sir
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<interp inst="t19050626-name-6" type="given" value="FORREST"/>FORREST FULTON</persName> </hi>, Knt., K.C., Recorder of the said City;
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<interp inst="t19050626-name-7" type="given" value="WALTER VAUGHAN"/>WALTER VAUGHAN MORGAN</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
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<interp inst="t19050626-name-8" type="given" value="FREDERICK PRAT"/>FREDERICK PRAT ALLISTON</persName> </hi>, Esq., and
<hi rend="smallCaps">HOWARD CARLILE MORRIS</hi>, Esq., other of the Aldermen of the said City;
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<interp inst="t19050626-name-9" type="given" value="FREDERICK ALBERT"/>FREDERICK ALBERT BOSANQUET</persName> </hi>, Esq., K.C., Common Serjeant of the said City, and
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<interp inst="t19050626-name-10" type="given" value="LUMLEY"/>LUMLEY SMITH</persName> </hi> Esq., K.C., Judge of the City of London Court, His Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
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<interp inst="t19050626-name-11" type="given" value="THOMAS VEZEY"/>THOMAS VEZEY STRONG</persName> </hi>, Esq., Alderman.</p>
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<interp inst="t19050626-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="t19050626-name-13" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS HOWSE</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
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<interp inst="t19050626-name-14" type="given" value="ANDREW WILLIAM"/>ANDREW WILLIAM TIMBRELL</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Under-Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">POUND, MAYOR. NINTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">A star</hi> (*)
<hi rend="italic">denotes that the prisoners have been previously in custody—two stars</hi> (**)
<hi rend="italic">that they have been more than once in custody—a dagger</hi> (†)
<hi rend="italic">that they are known to be the associates of bad characters—the figures after the name in the indictment denote the prisoner's age.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, June</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1906.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, June</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1905.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<p>back to my father with the half-crown, which I afterwards handed to the constable—I have not received back the 2s. 5d. or any part of it,.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Floyd.</hi> I did not see you when I spoke to you.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I knew I was speaking to Floyd, because I heard Wilde say to him, "Floyd, give me that change back," but I did not see him.</p>
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<interp inst="t19050626-name-42" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS MARTIN</persName> </hi>. I am a coal hawker, of 43, Field Road, Fulham—between 8 and 8.30 p.m. on June 8th I was in Hatfield Street with two men named Codge and Busby and the prisoners—I asked Floyd to lend me 6d. and he did so—he then showed me half-a-crown and told me it was bad—this is it (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—Codge and Busby also saw it—as Codge was handing it me back Wilde snatched it from between our hands—I cannot recollect his saying anything—he ran away with it and returned a few minutes afterwards—he asked Floyd for a shilling—I cannot re
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Floyd.</hi> When you handed me the half-crown I said it was bad—I do not know what you said then.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I cannot say whether Floyd ever got the coin back before Wilde snatched it—Floyd showed me it; I passed it to Codge and he was handing it back to me when Wilde snatched it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Wilde.</hi> I think you asked Floyd for a shilling.</p>
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<lb/>ing of June 8th I was in Hatfield Street with Martin, one or two other men, and the prisoners—Floyd handed a half-crown to Martin, saying it was bad—it was passed round and as it was coming into my hands it was snatched by Wilde, who ran away, saying he was going away to change it—I did not hear Floyd say anything on that—I saw Wilde come back and give Floyd the change—I did not see the money—Wilde said he had bought a pennyworth of chocolate cream—he asked Floyd for a penny—I did not see Floyd give him anything.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">T.</hi>) On the evening of June 8th Louisa Wallace made a communication to me, in consequence of which I called at 43, Field Road, Fulham, where I arrested Floyd—I told him the charge on which I arrested him, that of passing counterfeit coin to Louisa Wallace—he said, "I knew it was bad, but he (meaning Wilde) snatched it out of Codge's hand and went and changed it. I had 2s. 5d. change and he had the cigarettes"—I then took him to Wilde's house, 6, Hat
<lb/>field Street—on charging Wilde he said, in Floyd's presence, "Floyd was showing the half-crown and saying, "What a good made one for a bad one.' He then gave it to me to get a packet of Woodbines. I went to Wallace's and got a packet, and came back to Floyd and gave him the cigarettes and change. He gave me back the cigarettes, but kept the change"—on being searched, on Floyd was found 1s. 6d. in silver and Is. bronze, and on Wilde 1/2 d. bronze and three Woodbine cigarettes—they were taken to the station and charged; they made no reply—this is the coin I received from Wallace (
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<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">intimated to Floyd that he need not address the Jury.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Wilde.</hi> "I did not know it was bad."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">directed the Jury to find a verdict of</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">NOT GUILTY</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, June</hi> 11
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1905.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Grantham:</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
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<interp inst="t19050626-name-48" type="given" value="CHARLES MALCOLM HENRY"/>CHARLES MALCOLM HENRY SWAN</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor, practising at 20, South Moulton Street—I have known the prisoner for some years as a daughter of a client of mine, and for three or four years I have known her well—she called upon me for some information in reference to some office she wanted to go to at the Royal Courts—she said she was with a Countess, but I could never get from her the relationship; she considered herself to be an adopted daughter—the Countess's name is Galve; I think she is a Russian—the prisoner called upon me again—I do not know the date; that was in relation to some business—the Countess became a client of mine and I was consulted upon various matters—the Countess from time to time borrowed small sums of money from me which at first were repaid—she went away three times, leaving the prisoner here—the first occasion was in 1902—she made no arrangement as to the sup
<lb/>port of the prisoner while she was away—on account of the prisoner having no money, I supplied her with funds, and when the Countess returned to England she repaid me the money—the same thing happened in the follow
<lb/>ing year, but not to any great extent—in 1904 she again went away, leaving the prisoner unprovided for, and I made considerable advances then—I think the Countess left in August and I continued to make advances until April last—I had written to the Countess, pointing out the position the prisoner was placed in, and pressing that she should forward funds—I think she sent one £5 note to the prisoner—my friendship with the prisoner became closer, and ultimately became intimate—I gave the prisoner to understand a long time ago that the relationship should end, but I brought it more to a head in the latter part of April in a conversation—on April 22nd I wrote to her, telling her to keep away from the office, and after that day I gave instructions at the office with regard to her, and told my clerks that I could not advance any more money to her, and could not see her if she called—I had had some discussions with my wife with regard to Miss Doughty; they were hardly differences—on April 22nd I wrote: "Keep away from the office to-day for goodness'</p>
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<p>sake. I enclose P.O. for 10&"—on the following Tuesday she came to the office while my wife was there and had a conversation, and I told the prisoner I should not be able to do anything more with regard to ad
<lb/>vancing moneys, and that therefore it would be useless for her to call at the office any more—I had for some time warned her when I found the amount was getting too large—after the interview she left, but there was no unpleasantness—on Friday, April 28th, I met my son at the top of South Moulton Street—as he came to me I saw the prisoner standing a few yards off in a doorway—my son was speaking to me; I forget what he said, and as he was speaking the prisoner came up and asked me what I had been saying to my son—she also said to my son, "What has your father told you?" or words to that effect—he said, "That is my business"—she immediately pulled a revolver out of her pocket and fired at him—he was standing by her side, facing her; they were close together—he stepped back and I saw nothing more of him—I think she fired again, but I am not quite sure—she aimed the revolver at me and fired, and I was struck in the chest on the right side—I rushed forward and seized her hand with the revolver in it, pressing her hand down—at that time somebody was seizing her from behind, and just at that moment the re
<lb/>volver went off again, the bullet striking me in the leg, and I fell—I cannot say if another shot was fired when I was on the ground; I do not know how many shots were fired altogether—I cannot recognise the revolver—I was removed to the hospital and operated upon the same day—I was discharged from the hospital three weeks ago yesterday—my leg was then in a plaster of Paris casement, as it is now, and will have to be for another three weeks.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I believe the prisoner was extremely fond of me—I did not expect anybody to do me an injury, more particularly the prisoner—I do not know if a letter was found on her—
<hi rend="italic">A statement by the prisoner, dated April</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th, was then read</hi>): "I have been in my heart a good woman, but Fate has always followed me up relentlessly. I have never willingly harmed a creature, and I seldom pass a beggar even if it is my last copper, and I have been so happy lately, but, as I told my husband, I was afraid of this Easter"—I do not know if she referred to me as her husband—when she wrote to me she addressed me as "Dear Mr. Swan"; when in the office she called me "Mr. Swan" or one of my Christian names—"as Fate always gave me then an unexpected disaster, and he said he would be extra nice with me when it was over"—she said Easter always seemed to be an unlucky time for her, I had not said I would be extra nice to her—I did not comfort her; I daresay I said, "Don't be so full of fancies"—"I never dreamed the blow would come from him. I knew him from
<hi rend="italic">young</hi>, and always thought he was a nice, kind man; he was in 1901 and 1902. I had strange expressions and was practically friendless, and he helped me with business all he could"—I did help her in business—"When he made advances to me I reminded him he had a wife to be thought of. He took in, hand and told me it was worse than having none; he only had not had a separation for the sake of the children, but they slept in different parts of the house, and were not on speaking terms, only compulsory.</p>
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<p>I thought what a dreadful woman she must be for such a kind man. I gave him my sympathy, and in return was glad of someone to tell my troubles to, but I insisted on keeping the friendship platonic. He was kindness and patience itself. He took me out or waited any time for me "—I have been to the theatre with her and to, lunches—"and then when I was left alone by a lady who had promised to make me rich and do everything for (but as I found afterwards she only did this to make me borrow thousands altogether for her), and then left me in the
<hi rend="italic">lurch</hi> when payment became due. He then saw that I was provided for, and at last I came to lean on him for every little thing"—I do not know if she came to lean on me, and that I was practically her only support, but I did what I could—I saw her father a few weeks ago—"and also I gave into him partly out of gratitude"—I presume she yielded to me—I had connection with her—"We have been man and we 3 since. I regarded him as my husband, and I was his little wife, and he gave me his confidence, which was withheld in his house?, and in time I grew very fond of him, which has deepened and deepened. I know he loved me. He has told me it was his only happiness when we were out together. He has made tea for me every evening unless we had tea out, and nursed me afterwards in his arm-chair, and only last Tuesday, the 18th, he gave up a Masonic dinner to dine with me"—I believe we were on terms of the greatest intimacy, and that she was very much attached to me—"I told him to dine with his friends, but he said he would much rather with his little girl, and we would have an extra
<hi rend="italic">one</hi>, and we were so happy that evening. He has always sworn I was his only wife in the true sense of the word. I know he loved me, or he could not have done all he has, and he always gave the strongest proofs of his love and affection. He told me always about the hell Mrs. Swan led in his house, etc. He has always seemed afraid of her, and yet after all the love he had shown me I had not a doubt he would stand by me for ever, when Mrs. Swan, who I have heard has often made a fuss about me and him, either watched or discovered we were together Thurs
<lb/>day evening"—my wife did not find us in the office together—my wife had known for some time that I was very friendly with the prisoner—there was unpleasantness, but I do not admit everything in this statement—"his manliness seemed to desert him. Ho had told me he had given the clerk a holiday last Saturday that I might spend the day entirely with him. Yet he not only disparages me to her, but says he will re
<lb/>nounce me. This after he has taught me to love him, and I know he was so fond of me. He did not mean it, though, for he wrote me a letter to help him and keep away for a day or two. I did not get that letter in time and went to the office. I was surprised to see the son there, but when my husband came in he asked me to kiss him, which I did. He told me he had sent the letter with money and I had better go, when Mrs. Swan rushed in. And when she said how he had disparaged me I was broken-hearted, although he denied it"—my wife came in while the prisoner was there, and told the prisoner that I had said some
<lb/>thing disparaging—that did not seem to upset her—my wife rather exaggerated what I had said, and I modified it—"I went away sticking</p>
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<p>up for him, but how I suffered! In reply to a note he said he would try and see me, and then somehow they prevailed on him to renounce me. I do not know whether he meant it or was only pretending, but I could neither eat nor sleep, and was half mad. I could not get to see him alone, and at last was so strung that I told her all in short. He was the only person I had left to love, and whose own love I was so sure of. He had just been arranging to do such a lot of things for my future, and has now not only to give me up but has left me destitute after paying everything for me, and all this came on me so suddenly and unexpectedly. I know I am mad and broken-hearted; I am going to meet my Master. I have heard she is leading him a worse his than ever, and going to spoil his prospects and his uncle"—I think that refers to an uncle of mine—"I think I will rid him of her before I go, and as he has treated another man's daughter so will it fall on his own. I have often had something in me urging me to do things contrary to commonsense. Now I have something urging, urging, urging what to do, yet Another voice is saying, "Vengeance is mine, saith the Lord, and I will repay. Yet I know the other force will conquer; it always does. I have only been so long because my strength gives out. I have had no physical strength for five or six years. This dose not seem legible, but I cannot write otherwise now. He loved me and taught me to love him, and has made such promises. I have thought I have suffered before, but never like this; but it will soon be over. When I was about fifteen a man said to me he could wish I had not those eyes; they were more likely to be a curse than a blessing. I could not then understand, but now I know he was right. I have tried so hard always to be a good woman, but there is always fate, fate, fate. This time I will go and see who or what it is. I had destroyed all the letters he wrote me to "My dear Florence,' etc."—Florence is her Christian name, and years ago I wrote like that—" before going abroad. I did this en
<lb/>tirely for his sake, and afterwards he thought it safer to write otherwise, as any letters were so often seen. In those letters he said he would make me as happy as he wished, etc."—on the Tuesday when she called she did not seem to be upset, by the way she spoke to my wife—when she was alone with me she seemed to be perfectly calm and seemed to be doing what she could to lower me in the eyes of my wife—she tried to make the breach wider—I think she asked to see me alone—on April 28th I do not think she asked to see me alone—she evidently had not heard what I had said to my son—I was not conscious then that she was anxious to have an interview with me alone—I was anxious that the acquaintance should come to an end—I do not know if she was equally anxious to see me—I do not think that she had given me the slightest indication that she acquiesced in giving me up—I think on the Tuesday I told her that after what she had said to my wife I should not have any more to do with her, and I heard no more of her till the Friday morning—when she first fired at me nobody had seized her—at the second shot either I or somebody else had seized her—I cannot say for certain whether when the second shot was fired I had hold of her hand or not—it is impossible for me to say if the other person or myself grasping her interrex with the guidance</p>
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<p>of the pistol; it may have done—I did not see any shot fired while I was lying on the ground—I have heard that shots were fired while I was on the ground, and that one went across Oxford Street and another hit a lady.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The prisoner was looking at me at the time the second shot was fired.</p>
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<interp inst="t19050626-name-49" type="given" value="LEONARD CHARLES"/>LEONARD CHARLES SWAN</persName> </hi>. I am the son of the list witness and am employed by him as a clerk at 20, South Moulton Street—on April 28th I saw the prisoner near the office—I spoke to her and then went out to meet my father—I met him in South Moulton Street—the prisoner walked up to us and said to me, "Has your father said anything to you?"—I said, "That is my business," and she pulled out a revolver and fired at me twice—one of the shots hit me in the left side of my chest—I was removed to the hospital, but was too ill to be operated upon then—I was discharged from the hospital on May 17th.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I said before the Magistrate that the prisoner was in a very excited state—it was in consequence of her excitement that I went to meet my father.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I do not know of any business between my father and the prisoner.</p>
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<persName id="t19050626-name-50" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19050626-name-50" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19050626-name-50" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER FLOWERS</persName> </hi>. I live at 68, Christchurch Street, Chelsea, and am a chauffeur—on April 28th, about 11 a.m., I was in South Moulton Street—I saw the prisoner with the last two witnesses—I saw her take her hand from her coat pocket and point a revolver at the elder Mr. Swan—she fired two shots at him and one at his son, who was about eight yards away—she fired five shots altogether—a lad ran up from behind and seized her by the arms, but all the shots had been fired be
<lb/>fore he held her—the prisoner's back was to me—she held the revolver by both hands.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> As she fired the revolver dropped—I said before the Magistrate, "As she fired her hands went down and the shots went low; shot, seemed to fire towards the ground."</p>
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<persName id="t19050626-name-51" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19050626-name-51" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19050626-name-51" type="surname" value="MARKS"/>
<interp inst="t19050626-name-51" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY MARKS</persName> </hi>. I live at 122, Earl Street, Edgeware Road, and am a grocer's porter—on April 28th I was in South Moulton Street about 11 a.m.—as I crossed the road I heard a shot fired; I rushed up and saw the prisoner fire another one at Mr. Swan—I tried to take her arms down by her side—Mr. Swan was struggling with her and fell down—as he did so she fired another shot—I was then holding her—she fired four shots altogether—I or someone else knocked the revolver out of her hand—the revolver was pointed at Mr. Swan.</p>
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<interp inst="t19050626-name-52" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR WILCOX</persName> </hi> (208
<hi rend="italic">C.</hi>) I was in South Moulton Street on April 28th, about 11 a.m., at the corner of Oxford Street—I saw the two Swans standing in front of the prisoner, the son about five yards away from his father—the prisoner had a revolver in her right hand; I saw two shots fired, but I cannot say at whom; I was about twenty-five yards away—I saw Mr. Swan fall; he was on the Oxford Street side of the prisoner—the shots were fired in the direction of Oxford Street, and in the direction of Mr. Swan—I rushed up and knocked the revolver out of her hand; it was picked up and handed to me—this (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) is it; I handed it over to Protective Clarke.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I said before that she teemed a little excited and looked dazed.</p>
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<interp inst="t19050626-name-53" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED COLLINS</persName> </hi> (243
<hi rend="italic">C.</hi>) On April 26th I was on duty in South Moulton Street about 11 a.m. and heard a revolver shot—I saw some people running, and I ran too—I first saw Mr. Swan, senior, lying on his left side, on the footway—a private person came to me and said, "I have picked this revolver up on the ground; it was knocked out of this woman's hand"—that was the prisoner, who was standing on the kerb about two yards away—I went up to her and took her into custody—I took her to the station in a cab, where she was searched.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw the prisoner standing there—she was not very much excited.</p>
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<interp inst="t19050626-name-54" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19050626-name-54" type="surname" value="DREW"/>
<interp inst="t19050626-name-54" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD DREW</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector C.</hi>) About noon on April 28th the prisoner was brought to Marlborough Street police station by Collins—when I saw her she had been attended to by the divisional surgeon—I went to the Middlesex hospital and found the two Swans, both wounded—I returned to the station and saw the prisoner, and told her she would be charged with shooting at these two gentlemen and also with attempt
<lb/>ing to commit suicide—she made no reply—she was then charged and made no reply.</p>
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<interp inst="t19050626-name-55" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19050626-name-55" type="surname" value="CLARKE"/>
<interp inst="t19050626-name-55" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR CLARKE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Sergeant C.</hi>) I was present at the Marlborough Street Police Court on April 28th when the prisoner was brought in—Wilcox handed me this revolver; it had in it six cartridges, five of them spent, and one which had not been fired—I extracted them (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—I also received some letters found upon the prisoner (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) and three cartridges which have not been fired found upon the prisoner at the time she was searched—I went with Inspector Drew to 5, Bryanston Street, and found a letter on the prisoner's table.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I found this letter beginning, "Dear Mrs. Gough,—Forgive me if I gave you trouble; if there were more women in the world like you it would be happier. You have outlaid a few thing for me this week. I am past thinking of arranging further; take what you like from my wardrobe"—Mrs. Gough was the prisoner's housekeeper.</p>
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<interp inst="t19050626-name-56" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19050626-name-56" type="surname" value="DANN"/>
<interp inst="t19050626-name-56" type="given" value="ANNIE"/>ANNIE DANN</persName> </hi>. I am a female searcher at the Marlborough Street Police Court—on April 28th I searched the prisoner and found upon her three loaded cartridges, a packet of correspondence, two purses, a pair of gloves, two handkerchiefs, a knife and a key—I gave the cartridges to Sergeant Clarke—in the correspondence there was a gun licence—the prisoner said she was sorry that she had shot the prosecutor; that she did not mean to kill him, but she meant to kill herself.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I said to her, "How do you feel?"—she said, "Well in body, but troubled in mind"—that was after Dr. Edmunds had treated her for laudanum.</p>
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<interp inst="t19050626-name-57" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19050626-name-57" type="given" value="PERCY JAMES"/>PERCY JAMES EDMUNDS</persName> </hi>. I reside at 5, Great Marlborough Street, and am surgeon to the "C" Division of police—on April 28th, about 11.20 a.m., I was called to Marlborough Street Police Court and saw the prisoner—two bottles were shown to me, both of them marked laudanum, one</p>
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<p>holding one dram and the other two (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>); they both smelt of laudanum—there was also a third Phil marked camphorated chloroform which also smelt of that drug (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>); it has some in it now—I was told the prisoner had been seen to swallow something from these bottles, and she stated that she had—there were no medical symptoms at the moment of laudanum poisoning, but in view of the probability of the case it was necessary to treat her—she did not wish to be treated and said, "What is the good?" but I insisted upon washing the stomach out with Condy's fluid and water several times—her mental condition was not sufficiently definite to swear to—I should not like to express an opinion as to whether she was mentally sound or not—she was a little excited.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Crass-examined.</hi> Before the Magistrate I said, "I should doubt her mental condition; at that time she was in a slightly strung condition and agitated"—I have not sufficient experience of her to really form a definite opinion—I think it is for the Jury to say whether she is of sound mind or not rather than a medical man—I do not think she had any real disease of the brain, but for all I can say she might have been mentally unstrung, although, I do not think so.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> It would be a common thing for a perfectly sane person to be excited after what had happened that morning.</p>
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<interp inst="t19050626-name-58" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19050626-name-58" type="given" value="SIDNEY"/>SIDNEY SMITH</persName> </hi>. On April 28th I was house surgeon at the Middlesex Hospital when Mi. Swan and his son were brought in—Mr. Swan, senior, was suffering from two bullet wounds, one in his chest and one in his leg—on examining him 1 found the wound in his chest was between the fourth and fifth ribs, and these was an abrasion in his right armpit and a bruise on the inner side of his right arm; there was no point of exit of the bullet—he had a wound on the inner side of his right leg, about two inches below the knee—there was no point of exit of the bullet found there—he was examined with the X-rays, and shadows of both bullets were seen—the wound in the leg was very much shattered as well as the bone—he was operated upon about 4 o'clock that afternoon and a bullet was removed from his side about half an inch below the skin—it must have struck a rib and run round—that bullet was not fractured at all—his leg was operated upon and portions of a bullet and portions of the bone were removed—the leg was broken—he made a practically uninter
<lb/>rupted recovery, and was discharged from the hospital on June 5th with his leg in a plaster splint, in which it is now—the younger Swan was more seriously injured and was in a state of collapse.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Both the gentlemen are now on the road to recovery—these are the bullets.</p>
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<interp inst="t19050626-name-59" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t19050626-name-59" type="surname" value="HARRISON"/>
<interp inst="t19050626-name-59" type="given" value="CALUD EDWARD"/>CALUD EDWARD HARRISON</persName> </hi>. I am one of the partners of the firm of Cogs well & Harrison, Ltd., 141, New Bond Street, gun makers—on April 54th the prisoner came into the shop and asked to see some revolvers—she said she was going to America and wanted it for her own protection——I said it would be necessary to comply with the Act and to have a license, and next day she returned and gave me the money to get a license and waited while it was being procured—this (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) is the revolver—she also bought fifty cartridges similar to this (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—she paid £3</p>
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<p>for the revolver and asked where she could try it—I said she could try it at a range, and that she was not to do so within fifty feet of the highway—she came a third time and obtained a ticket to have some practice at our range at Victoria—she seemed quite calm and rational; I should not have sold her the revolver otherwise.</p>
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<persName id="t19050626-name-60" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19050626-name-60" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19050626-name-60" type="surname" value="KELLAND"/>
<interp inst="t19050626-name-60" type="given" value="REGINALD ROBERT"/>REGINALD ROBERT KELLAND</persName> </hi>. I live at 29a, Gillingham Street, Pimlico, and am an instructor at Messrs. Cogswell & Harrison's range at Victoria—on April 27th the prisoner came, bringing a revolver and car
<lb/>tridges, and had a shooting lesson for about forty-five minutes, firing twenty to twenty-five shots—first of all I placed her at about twenty yards and she was firing at a four-inch bull—she asked me if it would be more deadly at a closer range, and of course I said it would—this (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) is the revolver; the recoil from it is considerable for a lady—the tendency would be, when it is fired, for it to come up, so I think I told her to aim a little low.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I never knew a gun or revolver which did not go up when it was fired.</p>
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<interp inst="t19050626-name-61" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19050626-name-61" type="given" value="GEORGE BATHO"/>GEORGE BATHO GRIFFITHS</persName> </hi>. I am the medical officer of Holloway prison, and have had the prisoner under my observation since May 1st; she came in on April 28th—when I first saw her, her condition was described to me as being exactly the same as when she came in—she was depressed and dazed, and her general bodily condition was bad—she was very excit
<lb/>able and refused food—she said she wanted to die, and when the time came for her to go to the Police Court she was not in a fit state—I fed her on several occasions, and she has got a good deal better in general condition—I cannot say if at the time of this occurrence she was insane, but I do not think she is insane now—it would be natural for her to be in an excited condition under the events which have been related.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Having regard to the condition I saw her in I should be doubtful as to her mental condition a few days prior to my seeing her—I should not say definitely that she was of sound mind then—she was wild and haggard looking, and appeared as if she had had very little food or rest—she had the appearance of a person who had gone through great anxiety, and her mental condition was extremely unstable—she refused food for a long time and I had to feed her with a tube—she seemed to be in a condition of great despair and said it was no good taking any more trouble, and her life was over—I did not form any opinion as to what effect life in prison would have upon her—I think she is now in a condi
<lb/>tion in which extreme care is desirable.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> It is extremely doubtful if she was ever insane, and I cannot say definitely.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">of wounding with intent to do grievous bodily harm. Strongly recommended to mercy by the Jury.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Seven years' penal servitude.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, June</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1905.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">days still to serve.
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19050626-524-offence-1 t19050626-name-69"/>Alice Emily Maude</persName>, with intent to steal therein</rs>.
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<interp inst="t19050626-525-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="other"/> to maliciously damaging part of a shop window belonging to
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19050626-525-offence-1 t19050626-name-71"/>James Ernest Arnold</persName>, to the amount of £8, in the night time</rs>.
<hi rend="italic">Eight previous convictions of a similar nature were proved against him.</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Six months' hard labour.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN JONES</hi> (34)</persName>
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<hi rend="italic">Eighteen months' hard labour.</hi> </rs>
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<interp inst="t19050626-527-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="mail"/> Stealing, whilst employed under the Post Office, a post letter containing £1 15s. and two postage stamps, the property of the
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BIRON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19050626-name-76" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19050626-name-76" type="given" value="JOSEPH GEORGE"/>JOSEPH GEORGE STEVENS</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Secretary's Office of the General Post Office—in consequence of information that had come to my knowledge I made inquiries as to the non-delivery of letters that had passed through the St. John's Wood Office—I made up a packet identical in shape and size to this (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) and addressed it to "Mr. J. Hamilton, care of Mrs. Bush, 21, Townsend Road, St. John's Wood, N.W.'*—I put in it one sovereign, one half-sovereign, one half-crown, two separate shillings, a sixpence, and two penny stamps—this is the sixpence that I put in (Produced)—I marked it with a die "S.R.," and before I put it in the packet I noticed it was a bent one as this one is—it was also discoloured, but the discoloration has disappeared with friction—I posted the packet at 3.30 p.m. at the General Post Office, and in the ordinary course it would arrive at the St. John's Wood Post Office just before 8.30 p.m., where the prisoner's duties were—about 11 p.m. the same day I was shown this sixpence—on June 16th I saw the prisoner at the Post Office, Clifton Road, Maida Vale—after telling him who I was I said, "Last night you took out for delivery a packet ad
<lb/>dressed to Mr. J. Hamilton, care of Mrs. Bush, 21, Townsend Road, St. John's Wood, N.W. You did not deliver it. Have you any explana
<lb/>tion to offer?"—he said, "I beg to state that before going out on my</p>
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<p>delivery I put the packet in my bag. The bag has a hole in it, I lost the packet. I looked for it in the Townsend Road, but could not find it I went back along the road and looked for it"—I then said, "After completing your delivery you went to your father's house and from there to the Ordnance Arms, where you changed this sixpence," and I produced this sixpence to him, and said, "I identify this coin as one which I en
<lb/>closed yesterday in the packet I addressed to Mr. Hamilton. The packet contained coins to the value of £1 15s. and two penny stamps, and they all bear my private mark"—he said, "I went there and changed a six
<lb/>pence. I never had the other money. I am willing to be searched, and my house as well. I lost the packet"—I said, "You were seen to change this sixpence, and it was placed in the cash register. No other sixpence was placed in the register before it was examined, and after the one you changed was placed there"—he said, "The sixpence I changed was mine. You can search me and my house"—I gave instruct
<lb/>tions that the prisoner's bag should be taken from his house, and later in the day I saw him at the General Post Office, and, showing him the bag, said, "When you went to the address of the packet after you had finished your delivery, you said you had lost the packet through the hole in this bag. Had it been there long?"—he said, "Yes, some time; my keys wore it, "meaning the keys he took out—I said, "You knew it was there when you say you put the packet in?"—he said, "Yes, but I did not think it was big enough to let anything through"—this packet was at the time in the corner of the bag, and I said, "There is a packet in the bag now. Would that drop through the hole?"—he said, "No, it is too large"—I said, "It is identical in shape and size with the one you had last night"—he said, "I thought that was smaller"—the hole was not nearly large enough to let the packet through.</p>
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<interp inst="t19050626-name-77" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN VIOLET</persName> </hi>. I am an overseer at the Eastern Central District Post Office—I remember clearing a packet out of the letter box of the General Post Office—I placed it in the bag for dispatch at 7.10 p.m. for the delivery at St. John's Wood Road Post Office—I saw the bag off—the packet was delivered that night.</p>
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<interp inst="t19050626-name-78" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE MARTIN</persName> </hi>. I am an overseer at the St. John's Wood Post Office—the prisoner was on duty there on June 15th ac 7.15 p.m., and it was part of his duty to clear the letters for the 8.30 delivery—I had received certain instructions about a packet, similar to this (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>), addressed to 21, Townsend Road, which was expected—it arrived at the office about 8.2 p.m., and I put it down at the prisoner's seat among some other letters for him to deliver—I kept my eye on him till he went out on his round—when he went out I noticed he had the package in his hand, not in his bag.</p>
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<interp inst="t19050626-name-79" type="given" value="RICHARD WALTER"/>RICHARD WALTER DAVIS</persName> </hi>. I am an assistant in the Confidential In
<lb/>quiry Branch of the General Post Office—I received certain instructions as to the prisoner, in consequence of which on June 15th, in the evening, I kept him under observation—at 8.40 p.m. I saw him leave the St. John's Wood Post Office for his delivery—in his right hand he carried the test packet—at St. John's Wood Terrace he paused, looked at the packet, and</p>
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<p>placed it in his inside pocket—shortly afterwards he began his delivery, and I saw him again at 9.45 p.m., when he went to his parents, home; at 10.25 p.m. he left there and went to the Ordnance Arms, where I saw him put on the counter the marked sixpence which was contained in the test packet and which I recognised as soon as I saw it—I did not lose sight of him until he had passed 21, Townsend Road, where he did not deliver the packet—I recognised the sixpence, as it was bent end disc louder—I acquainted Mr. Steven of what I had seen, and he instructed Roberts to make a search in the till.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I could see the sixpence from where I stood; I could see right into the other bar—there is a partition between the bar you were standing in and mine, coming only nine inches over the counter, and then there is an opening—I was not four or five feet from you.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I could see quite distinctly what coin the prisoner put down.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19050626-name-80" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19050626-name-80" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM ROBERTS</persName> </hi> (313
<hi rend="italic">A.</hi>) I am attached to the General Post Office—in consequence of instructions received I kept the prisoner under observa
<lb/>tion on this evening, and saw him go to the Ordnance Arms, and then saw him leave again—after he left I examined the cash register in which I found this sixpence, which is marked "S. R."—I identified it, as I knew the mark—I was with Davis, and I know where he was standing in the public-house, and I also know the bar in which the prisoner was standing—Davis could see from one bar to the other—the counter is twenty inches wide, and the partition comes over nine inches of it, which leaves eleven inches for anybody to look over—I found the sixpence ten minutes after the prisoner had paid it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw no one else change a sixpence while you were there—I saw people go into the house, but I do not know what they changed.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, said that on reaching St. John's Wood Terrace he put the packet in his bag; that on reaching</hi> 21,
<hi rend="italic">Townsend Road, he felt for it, and found it had gone; that he looked up Townsend Road and St. John's Wood Terrace, but failed to find it; that on finishing his round he went to Mrs. Bush, and enquired for the gentleman to whom it was addressed, whom he found to be out; that he made an arrangement to call the next evening, when he would tell him what had happened; and that he changed a sixpence in the Ordnance Arms, but it was not the sixpence in the test packet.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19050626-name-81" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19050626-name-81" type="surname" value="STEVENS"/>
<interp inst="t19050626-name-81" type="given" value="JOSEPH GEORGE"/>JOSEPH GEORGE STEVENS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>). I never mark two coins of the same date with the same marks—the dies were made specially for me, and nobody else used them.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I have a complete record of every coin I have marked during the last eighteen years—the date of this sixpence is 1893—I should say it was the last one I marked—it is the only 1893 sixpence I have ever marked—I should say it was four months before this since I marked another sixpence "S. R."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective, City.</hi>) At 1.15 p.m. on June 15th I was in Edward Place, when I saw Benjamin walking up and down—I thought he acted suspiciously—I saw him sit on the steps of several doorways, with a newspaper in his hand—he then walked to the top of Edward Place by Aldersgate Street and appeared to be as if he were watching to see if any person came out—he walked up by Jewin Street and waited there for a few minutes, and then walked back, passing No. 11, which is the shop of Mr. Boecker, a brush importer—all of a sudden he darted into the doorway of No. 11, and came out with a large parcel not half a minute afterwards—I followed him through Edward Place into Jewin Street—he then went from Jewin Street into Australian Avenue, and from there into Barbican, thence into Aldersgate Street, going a distance of 800 yards when he could have got into Aldersgate in about fifty yards—I thought that was rather funny—I followed him to the trams by Goswell Road, where he got on to a tram—I did the same and said to him, "I am a police officer. What have you got in that parcel?" he said, "Paint brushes, sir"—I said, "Where did you get them from?"—he said, "I got them from 11, Edward Place"—I said, "Have you an invoice for them?"—he replied, "I have an invoice"—I said, "For this?"—he said, "No, for a parcel I received yesterday from the same place"—I said, "Does the gentleman there know that you have these things?"—he said, "Yes, he gave them to me. I very often have goods from him"—he then produced an invoice which is signed, "A. W. Green, Cash, "and it is apparently on Mr. Boecker's billhead and made out to Mr. W. Taylor, being for a list of goods at various prices amounting altogether to £1 13s. (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—he made a rambling statement as to the day of the invoice and I said to him, "Your answer does not seem very satisfactory to me; I shall have to take you back to 11, Edward Place"—he said, "Very good, sir, I will come"—I took him back to Edward Place, where we went into No. 11—I said to him, "Which is the man who let you have these goods?" and he pointed out Green, a clerk in the employment of Mr. Boecker—I said to Green, "What about this parcel?"—he said, "That is all right; I let him have them"—I said, "Is it all right? What about the invoice?"—he said, "I am going to forward the invoice later on, because I am busy"—I said, "Is this with your master's knowledge?" and he said, "Well, the
<hi rend="italic">guv'nor</hi> is away now having lunch"—I said, "But as regards these things, does he know that you let him have these?"—he said, "Well, I do let anybody have goods when they come in in the absence of the master, also the manager"—I said, "Does he know that he has had these, or that this man deals here?"—he said, "Yes, he knows he deals here. I will go and fetch the master"—I said, "About how long will he be?"—he said,</p>
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<p>"About an hour"—I said. "Well, I can wait; I have got plenty of time, I do not think you had better go"—he afterwards made an excuse that he wanted to take a letter to post—I said, "You must not go away; you must wait and give an answer as regards the goods"—I said to Ben
<lb/>jamin, "What is in the parcel?"—Green was going to give me the in
<lb/>formation when I said, "No, I want this man to tell me what is in the parcel"—Benjamin said, "I do not know what is in the parcel"—I said, "Do you usually have a parcel of goods and you do not know what is in it?"—he said, "Well, I asked him to let me have a parcel of about £2"—I said, "Do not you know the number or the quantity of the goods?"—he said, "No, I only know they are paint brushes"—I then waited for Mr. Boecker—in the presence of the prisoners when he arrived he said that Green had no authority whatever to let this man have the goods, and also that he did not know Benjamin—I took them both into custody, and took them to the station—they were charged with stealing and re
<lb/>ceiving these brushes, to which they made no answer—when searched,. on Benjamin, amongst a number of other papers, were found these four invoices (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—one of them is made out to "A. E. Green"—he said he traded under the name of "William Taylor"—in Green's drawer where he was employed was found this blank book of invoices, which can be bought off a stall—there is no name on them (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—these are three of Mr. Boecker's invoices (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>).</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Green.</hi> You pleaded for your master not to press the charge, but he left it in our hands—since you have been on remand I swear I did not tell Mr. Boecker that I could compel him to press the charge under a penalty, on his saying he did not wish to do so—you men
<lb/>tioned that you had not got the price of one line—the reason you gave for not making out an invoice was that you had not the time.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Benjamin.</hi> You never said anything to me why you were waiting about; you did not tell me that you had to meet a man there to take and see some goods, and that that was why you went round Barbi
<lb/>can way.</p>
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<interp inst="t19050626-name-86" type="given" value="RUDOLPH"/>RUDOLPH BOECKER</persName> </hi>. I am a brush importer, of 11, Edward Place, Alders-gate Street—Green has been in my employ for three years as a book-keeper and invoice clerk—these seven gross and eight dozen paint brushes found in the parcel are mine, and their value is £3 1s.—Green had no authority to part with them without making an entry—on that particular day there was no invoice given to Benjamin, nor is there any entry in the books—I had not been paid for them—I do not know any firm of Taylor, nor have I to my knowledge been dealing with a firm of that name—on looking at these invoices I see two of them purport to be sales of goods to Mr. Taylor on my billheads in Green's handwriting—no entries appear of those in my books as being
<hi rend="italic">bona fide</hi> transactions—if people of Benjamin's class wanted any parcel, they would have to pay for them as they took them away, and my manager would enter them as petty cash sales—Green would not make those entries as a rule—when he sold the goods it would be his duty to mention the matter to the head clerk—there is no entry in the petty cash book of a sale to Benjamin—the invoice made out by Green for £3 9s.</p>
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<p>from which he deducted 20 per cent., which he was not entitled to do, says at the bottom, "Received on account, 20s.,"but there is no record of any 20s. received—I cannot say whether the other invoice is correct or other-wise; the amount is £2 1s. 6d., and the items are mentioned; it does not purport to be receipted.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Green.</hi> At 3.30 p.m. this day Bullard met me at the door, and told me I was being robbed—then we went in and saw you and Benjamin—I said to you, "You have no business to give a man like this any goods without my authority"—I cannot recollect whether you said that Benjamin was going to pay for them on the Saturday; I was so excited at being robbed—it is true that I did not want to press the charge against you, but the detective told me it was a very clear charge, and I must go on, which, of course, was quite right—the next morning your wife and brother came to me and told me if I did not wish to press the charge, the matter could be withdrawn—I at once agreed to do so if it were possible, and I went with them to the police station, but I was told that the matter had gone forward, and that it was beyond my province to interfere, and I should have to appear at the Guildhall, which I did.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. Bullard was not watching by my instructions—£1 13s. was afterwards handed to me by Green; he was supposed to have received it from Benjamin on the Wednesday or Thursday morning, and in due course he ought to have handed that 'over to my manager, which he did not do—there is a receipted invoice found in his drawer for that amount, signed, "Cash, A. Green."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Benjamin.</hi> I do not remember your face, and I can only say that if you meant to deal honestly with me you would know that I was the responsible party, and you would not always come in at the dinner hour because you would know I was out, the only people in the premises being Green and my porter downstairs—Mr. Lock, my manager, does not know that you have been to my place—at some date in 1903 there is an item in my books of 9s. under the name of Taylor; since then no entry has appeared—according to the entry of November 18th, which was made out by Green in his name, which is quite an un
<lb/>usual proceeding, you have paid Green 20s.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. Green had no authority to make out invoices for my goods as if they were his, such as "Bought of Mr. A. E. Green."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Green, in his defence, said that on the Tuesday preceding this he let Benjamin have</hi> £1 13
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">worth of goods, the cash for which he received the next day; that he put it in the desk, but, owing to being so busy, had not had time to pay it to the manager; that he often had money in his desk which he had received but had not paid over at once, but some little time afterwards; that he let Benjamin have another parcel of goods on the Thursday to the value of</hi> £3 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">that he had made up ready when he came for them, for which Benjamin was going to pay on the Saturday when he had sold them; that he pleaded guilty to stealing the other quantities which were not mentioned in the in
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<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">received from Benjamin, and intended paying Over the</hi> £3 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">when he received it</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Benjamin, in his defence, said that when receiving the goods he did not know they were stolen; that Green said he would send on the invoice for the</hi> £3 11
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">worth of goods; and that he still owed Mr. Boecker</hi> £2.
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<hi rend="italic">The prosecutor wished to recommend Green to mercy.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BURNIE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19050626-name-89" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER EVANS</persName> </hi>. I am a cycle maker—on June 13th, about 10.30 p.m., I was in Rosoman Street, Clerkenwell—I had just locked my shop up and walked across the road and stood against the wall to see if my light was properly out—while standing there the prisoner came up and pulled at my watch, breaking it off the chain—I pulled it back out of his hand, and he put his hand in another of my pockets, and said, "What have you got
<hi rend="italic">here?"</hi>—I pushed him away when he went down to the ground—he got up and punched me on the chest, and I punched him back again the best I could—nobody came to my assistance; there were not many people about—we as good as had a fight, and I said, "Hold up," and went across the road—he followed me, and would not let me go—he was alone—this is my watch (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) with the broken part of the chain—I have known him about the place with other fellows—I have never spoken to him—he is all right when he is sober, but when he is drunk he gets quarrel-some—I think he was drunk on this night—I was not much hurt.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He came over and caught me in a drunken sort of way—I cannot swear whether he intended to steal my watch, or whether it was only a drunken
<hi rend="italic">spree</hi>—it is a pretty bright street and people were about—there was a man standing close to us, but he was frightened to come up as a witness—this is not a busy street on a holiday time; it was Whit-Tuesday evening—the fight only lasted a few minutes and we separated—as he was coming back at me again the policeman came up—he did not come back and ask me what I had been fighting for—I told the policeman the prisoner came at me and tried to take my watch—nothing was taken from me by him—I have never had a drink with him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">C.</hi>) At 10.30 p.m. on June 13th I was in the neighbourhood of Rosoman Street, when the prosecutor said to me, "Jack Heatley has stolen my watch"—I said, "Where is he?" and on the prosecutor pointing the prisoner out to me, I took him into custody—he said he would not go to the station, and struggled very violently—he might have had some drink—he did not appear as if he had been drinking; as a rule he has a rough appearance—I took him to the station—when charged he denied it.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When I got him to the station I told him he would be charged with stealing a watch, and at the time I took him into custody also—he was trying to shoot past me when I caught him—he might have been ten or twelve yards from the prosecutor.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, June</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1903.</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">Cross-examined by Linton.</hi> On one occasion I answered the door, and said the Potters were out, but generally they came and asked you upstairs.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> When Potter was at home Linton was asked upstairs.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective J.</hi>) Under the direction of Sergeant Pride, with other officers, I kept observation on Linton, as well as on Potter—on Thursday, May 4th, I saw Linton, who lives at 102, White-chapel Road, at a coffee house—when he left the coffee house he went to Valence Road, where he met Potter, who walked towards him from an opposite direction—they proceeded along Hanbury Street, through various turnings into Brick Lane, and together went into the Ship in Bacon Street, and stopped about three-quarters of an hour—Linton then went to the Weaver's Arms, Hoxton, Potter going towards Brick Lane—on May 9th I saw Linton leave his lodgings at 102, Whitechapel Road, and meet Potter in Valence Road—they walked together through some streets and entered the Ship—they remained there together about twenty minutes, then came out and separated—I followed Potter to High Street, Bromley, but owing to the neighbourhood I lost him—I next saw Linton on May 11th, leaving his lodgings—I and another officer followed him in the train—he got out at Bromley railway station, where Potter was waiting for him—both men went to Lingen Street;</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Three years' penal servitude.</hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CORNES</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19050626-name-104" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK ALLEN</persName> </hi>. I live at 14, Chapel Grove, Exmouth Street—about nine years ago I was at the Strand Registry Office, and witnessed the marriage between the prisoner and his wife, whose maiden name was Talbot—she is still alive—I knew her—this is the certificate. [
<hi rend="italic">This was dated at the District Registry Office, Strand, July</hi> 19
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1886]—those are the people I saw married referred to in the certificate.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Sergeant G.</hi>) I have searched the records at Somerset House and produce copies of the certificates of marriage of the prisoner with Emily Elizabeth Talbot, on July 19th, 1886, and of his marriage with Mary Ann Pearse, on November 29th, 1899—I arrested him on June 2nd at 120, Farringdon Road—I said, "Is your name John Howard Simp
<lb/>son?"—he said, "Yes"—I said, "I am a police officer, and I have seen a woman named Emily Elizabeth Simpson; she alleges that she is your wife, and that you have committed bigamy with a woman named Mary Ann Pearse"—he said, "It is quite true"—I said, "I shall arrest you for feloniously marrying Mary Ann Pearse on November 29th, 1899"—he said, "I will give myself up at once for it"—when charged at the police station he made no reply.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> You gave yourself up for a bigamous marriage on July 29th, 1901, at Old Street police station—the report says that you entered the station the worse for drink and wished to give yourself up for bigamy—inquires were made, the necessary witnesses could not be found, and you were subsequently liberated.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">granny's</hi>—I shall be nineteen years of age on December 21st—I went to school then, and came home, and when mother and I went for a walk we met him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was about thirteen when I saw you at the public-house—it is not twelve years ago.</p>
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<interp inst="t19050626-name-107" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN PEARSE</persName> </hi>. I live at 141, Carlyle Road, Manor Park—on November 29th, 1899,1 was married to the prisoner—this is the certificate—I have been living with him since—he has always been very good to me.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence on oath, said that he was separated from his wife by a Magistrate's order eighteen months after the marriage; that he could not live with her in consequence of her prostitution and living with other men; that he had lost sight of her and believed from information he received that she was dead; that it was twelve or thirteen years ago when the boy who said he was his son recognised him; and that the allowances ordered of</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">a week he had never paid to her.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). Ten years ago we were living in Theobald's Road, Lamb's Conduit Street—mother was called Mrs. Simpson—she was living with a man named Russell in one room on the top floor—then she left him and lived with a man named Hipper in Ayles
<lb/>bury Street, Clerkenwell, in the same way as she lived with Russell, occupy
<lb/>ing the same room—she is still living with him—she was living with him when I saw the prisoner at the Castle public-house.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ORMSBY</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Sergeant G.</hi>) I saw the prosecutrix about midnight on October 8th, at King's Cross Road police station—from what she told me I examined the jacket she was wearing and found six distinct cuts; also six distinct cuts through the blouse she was wear
<lb/>ing and a quantity of blood on it—a warrant was applied for on May 31st, and that day I explained it to the prisoner at King's Cross Road police station—he was charged—he made no reply—between October and May he had left the country—he was arrested by another officer.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">G.</hi>) On May 31st I arrested the prisoner in Northampton Road—he was pointed out to me by the prosecutrix—when I approached him he ran into a house, and I followed him—he said, "Did that girl tell you I stabbed her?"—I replied, "Yes"—I told him he was wanted at King's Cross Road on a warrant, and he must come to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's defence:</hi> I do not know who stabbed the girl; I have not done it. I went away at once. We had a row and a fight. I fell ill, and went to Italy, and as soon as I was better I came back. I did not know a policeman had a warrant to arrest me.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, June</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1905.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Grantham.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PETER GRAIN</hi>
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<interp inst="t19050626-name-122" type="given" value="AMELIA"/>AMELIA GATTER</persName> </hi>. I live at, 96, Chapman Road—on June 2nd I went to bed—I know the room occupied by the prisoner and his wife and two children—on June 2nd I heard the prisoner's wife say, "You have hit my baby with the boot"—I could not hear what the prisoner said.</p>
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<interp inst="t19050626-name-123" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT DUDGEON</persName> </hi>. I am a fully qualified medical man, and live at 1, Cadogan Terrace, Victoria Park—on June 3rd Mrs. Cornfield brought the deceased to me—I examined him and found a mark behind the right ear of a sort of round shape, surrounding which there was a lot of ex
<lb/>travasation of blood coming up to the eye in front and some distance behind, about five inches in extent—it was a mark which would be caused by the throwing of a boot, and it had the shape of a boot heel—I attended to the child until June 17th, when it died—on the 19th I made a
<hi rend="italic">post
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<hi rend="italic">Inspector 0.</hi>) I was present at the inquest held on the deceased, who was twelve months old—after the verdict I arrested the prisoner—I said to him, "I shall arrest you on a warrant just issued by the Coroner for the manslaughter of your baby"—he said, "You can do what you f—well like; you can give me five years if you like"—I took him to Hackney police station, where he was charged—in answer to the charge he said, "It is a damned lie"—I heard him give his evidence before the Coroner—he was cautioned—it was read over to him and he signed it—he said, "When I came home from posting a letter my wife laughed at me. I asked her what she was laughing at. She said, "You, you bastard." She kept on laughing at me, when I threw my boot at her which she said hit the baby on the bed. I meant it for her, not for the baby.
<hi rend="italic">"The prisoner, in his defence on oath, said that he asked his wife for some ink; that she said she would try to get him a bottle; that she came back and said, "Here you are, you bastard "; that he went to post his letter, and when he came back his wife asked him where he had been; that she continually called him names; that he threw his boot across the room in his temper, but not intending to hurt his wife or the baby.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Jury on account of the provoca
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PETER GRAIN</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GREENFIELD</hi>
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<interp inst="t19050626-name-127" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD COOK</persName> </hi>. I am an ironworker, of 86, Great Cambridge Street—on November 5th, 1904, about 10 p.m., I was in Columbia Road where there is a public-house called the Bird Cage—I saw five men come out of the Bird Cage</p>
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<p>the prisoner was one of them—they went to the corner of Fountain Street and started fighting—I did not see anybody struck—I saw one of them bleeding from a wound in his forehead—he was a foreigner; I do not know who he was—I saw an ordinary half-pint glass on the ground.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see from which direction the glass came.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">H.</hi>) On November 5th, about 10 p.m., I was in the neighbourhood of Columbia Road and in sight of the Bird Cage—I saw five men come out of the Bird Cage—they were jangling together—the prisoner and the deceased were with them—I saw the deceased take his overcoat off and want to fight with one of the men; I cannot say which one—then they happened to see me on the other side of the road, so he put his overcoat on again and they all went down towards Fountain Street—no fight took place then—as I was walking by Virginia Street towards Fountain Street I heard some glass being broken—I saw the prisoner holding the deceased by the throat—the deceased said the prisoner had struck him on the head with a glass while another man named Kichovitch (
<hi rend="italic">See page</hi> 1073) held him round the neck—they were all sober—the glass was broken; I saw the pieces.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw nothing of the glass being broken or used by anybody; I simply heard what the deceased man said.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The deceased was about five feet tall—they were all foreigners; some of them as in the bamboo trade.</p>
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<interp inst="t19050626-name-129" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE CORNELL</persName> </hi>. I am a chair maker, and live at Ravenscroft Buildings—on November 5th, about 10 p.m., I was in Columbia Road and saw the prisoner with five other men—I did not know the deceased—the men were all turned out of the Bird Cage and were standing outside—the prisoner and Kichovitch were
<hi rend="italic">rowing</hi>—they went down Columbia Road and when they came to Fountain Street the prisoner and the deceased started fighting—I saw the prisoner take an ordinary half-pint glass out of his pocket and strike the deceased on the forehead—the glass was not broken—the constables came up and took him into custody—when they came up the deceased was standing against the wall and the prisoner and Kichovitch had him by the neck—I did not hear the deceased say anything to the constable—when the prisoner struck the deceased with a glass it dropped to the ground and was broken by the fall—the deceased was bleeding from his forehead after he was stick—the prisoner did not throw the glass.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had not known any of the men before—I said before the Magistrate, "I saw a man 1 do not know strike the deceased with the beer glass on the head"—it was the prisoner who did it, but I did not know him before—I know him now because I have seen him at the Court—I could not have described him—I followed the prisoner to the station.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He was arrested at the moment.</p>
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<interp inst="t19050626-name-130" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR MULBERGER</persName> </hi>. I am house surgeon at the German hospital—on November 24th the deceased was brought in, suffering from a compound fracture of the forehead on the right side—he remained so until he died on January 4th—the wound was such as might have been caused by a</p>
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<p>blow from an ordinary glass tumbler—when I examined him on November 24th the wound might have been caused three weeks before—he died from inflammation of the membrane of the brain, which was the result of the wound on his forehead.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> After he had been wounded he did not take any trouble about the injury, and the inflammation indirectly caused the inflamma
<lb/>tion of the membrane of the brain—if he had been to a hospital im-mediately afterwards, I am quite sure he would have been saved.</p>
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<interp inst="t19050626-name-131" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY DESSENT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Sergeant H.</hi>) I found the prisoner detained at Salford—through an interpreter I told him I was a police officer, and the substance of the warrant was explained to him—he replied, "I did not strike him; I can find witnesses"—on the following morning he was charged at Commercial Street police station, and through an interpreter he said, "Find George Navitska; he can prove I did not strike him.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> After the disturbance he was apprehended and charged with the assault—on November 7th it was explained that the prosecutor was too ill to attend—the prisoner was discharged, and after the fatal result the prisoner surrendered himself at Salford.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> On the 7th the prisoner, with another prisoner, was re
<lb/>manded until the 12th—on the 12th the interpreter was not obtainable and they were further remanded until the 19th, when the prosecutor was not it attendance—the Magistrate was informed that the prose
<lb/>cutor could have been in attendance, and the prisoner was discharged—five days after that the deceased was admitted to the German Hospital—Kichovitch was brought up on May 31st for causing the death of the deceased, and acquitted, no evidence being offered.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GREENFIELD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">submitted that the evidence of the cause of death was not efficient, and the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">concurring, directed the Jury to return a verdict of</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. A. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CLARKE HALL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">considered that the child, who was of the age of seven years, ought not to be sworn, and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">thereupon offered no evidence.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>,
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, June</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1905.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19050626-542-offence-1 t19050626-name-137"/>William Munro Dassent Gallie</persName>, with violence, and stealing from him a watch, a chain, and other articles.</rs> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WING</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19050626-name-138" type="given" value="WILLIAM MUNRO DASSENT"/>WILLIAM MUNRO DASSENT GALLIE</persName> </hi>. I am a medical practitioner, of 12, Forbes Market, Canning Town—about 2.30 a.m. on June 6th I was in</p>
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<p>the Commercial Road, going eastwards—I had passed the corner of a road where, I think, there is a factory, and was in the bend of the road which takes the form of an "S"—there is a gas light about twenty yards away, but I do not think there is one at the corner—as I was going to step off the pavement to go across the carriage way I heard something behind me, and felt that I had been grappled on both sides of the neck, not on the wind pipe, but on the transverse vertebrae, and I knew at once that I would fall—I turned my head to the right, feeling the pressure more, and my blood flew to the brain, but I was able to see in profile the head of the man who was holding me and that he was a tall man, and was drawing me backwards with his hands on both sides of my neck—another man was in front of me—my frock coat, which was buttoned, was opened—I shouted and struck out, and I believe I struck the man in front of me—I heard a voice that seemed to come from one side of me, evidently addressed to the man who was holding me from behind, say, "You clumsy b—choke him; don't you see he is strong t"—I presume I was trying to kick out with my feet at the man in front—I felt the grip on my neck closed—I became unconscious—by gripping the side of the neck you stop the supply of blood to the brain, and fall within about ten seconds from the time it is closed—when I recovered con
<lb/>sciousness I found myself lying on the pavement, with my top hat driven over my nose, and smashed like a concertina—it was a new hat, and stiff, and must have required considerable pressure to do it; my clothes were all torn, and I missed my umbrella, which was silk, and had a silver top, mounted with a stone, and cost over £12—the stone was green and brown, and is only to be got usually in small pieces, but this was a large piece—it was of the crysolite series—the silver top had my monogram on it—I have had it perhaps twenty years—I also lost an 18-carat gold Albert chain, except one link, which seems to have been cut, and my watch at the end of the chain, also two silver cigar holders, a diamond scarf pin, and a silver and gold cigar case—the watch was valuable; fortunately I had not my gold watch on at the time—the scarf pin was worth about £25; it had a seal stone and my initials—the detective has it—that was the only thing that was picked up; it has a screw on the end to prevent the pin being pulled out readily, and they had to tear the whole thing right through, and force the nut behind—on regaining con
<lb/>sciousness I found a man standing over me trying to revive me—he asked me whether I had been hurt, and told me he was the coffee stall keeper; he helped me up, and to his coffee stall, a short distance away—I felt ill, and had to be carried, but in about an hour I was able to walk, and was taken to the police station in West India Dock Road, where I gave a description of one of my assailants—I subsequently attended at the police station, and identified the prisoner from nine or ten other men, three of whom were similar in appearance—that was the same day that I was before the Magistrate, Thursday, June 8th—it is the prisoner who held me from behind—I live miles further east, but my cab horse had broken down at Albert Square, and I was walking to the next cab rank—I am a stranger to the neighbourhood.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective K.</hi>) About 8.45 p.m. on the 7th inst. I saw the prisoner in Commercial Road—I said, "Doyle, I am going to arrest you on suspicion of being concerned with four men who assaulted and robbed an old gentleman in the Commercial Road between 2 and 3 on Tuesday morning"—he said, "All right I expect I shall get picked up for this job; I saw it in the newspaper, but I know nothing about it"—I took him to the police station—the following morning he was placed with eight or nine other men, and identified by the doctor—when charged he said, "I am innocent"—I conveyed him to Thames Police Court in a cab—on the way he said, "I stayed all that night with Mrs. Gilby, at 71, Chapman Street."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> You did not come across the road to meet me, but you were standing still when I arrested you—I called at your house and made a communication to your mother—as I knew you had gone out of the neighbourhood, I asked her to try and find you.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I, with another officer in plain clothes, had been looking after the prisoner—I crossed the road, and he saw me when I was about a yard away.</p>
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<interp inst="t19050626-name-140" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR MAY</persName> </hi>. I live at 18, Castle Street, Stepney, and keep a coffee stall in Commercial Road—about 2.30 a.m. on June 7th I saw Mr. Gallie go by the stall—in about two seconds two chaps followed him—when the old gentleman had got to the corner I heard him holloa—jumping over the stall, I saw four men run across the road; one was tall and another taller still—the prisoner was one—I picked him out from eight others on Tuesday—the prisoner had been at my stall once or twice before—I recognised him by his clothes—he had the same clothes on on the Monday morning as he had on the night the doctor was robbed—I saw him dodge Across the road—I saw his face—two of the men when they passed the stall had their coats buttoned up at the neck—I helped to pick the old gentleman up, took him to my stall, and looked after him—later I was shown a photograph, which I identified as the prisoner's—when I first went to the old gentleman he was "like silly"—he was on his knees. getting up, and against the railing—he had three cups of coffee.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The Magistrate asked me if I could identify any of the four men—I said, "Yes"—he said, "Which one?"—I said, "The one in the dock"—I first identified your photograph as one of the men who crossed the road, and the man I had seen sometimes at my stall.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence on oath, said he knew nothing of the robbery, and that he stayed on that Monday night at</hi> 10,
<hi rend="italic">Kirk's Place, Roswell Road, Limehouse, which he never left till Wednesday, June 7th, between</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">and</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">a.m.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the Defence.</hi> </p>
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<persName id="t19050626-name-141" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19050626-name-141" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t19050626-name-141" type="given" value="MARGARET"/>MARGARET GILBY</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Charles Gilby—I have no fixed abode—I am not living with him—I have seen the prisoner on several occasions—I have been sleeping at my sister's place, 10, Kirk's Place, since I came out of hospital on a Monday, and she took me there—the prisoner came on June 5th, and we played judo and penny games till Wednesday morn
<lb/>ing, when he went away, and I saw no more of him till I saw him at Arbor</p>
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<p>Square Police Court—he left about 11 a.m., and I stayed and had a bit of dinner—I had a baby lying ill—it was the Monday before that when I came out of the hospital—I went to my mother-in-law's about 9.30, and then went to Kirk's Place—the prisoner stayed two nights, and went away on the Wednesday morning—he slept by himself on a made-up bed in the corner by the fire place, and we two women slept in the bed in the same room—the same thing happened when the prisoner came on May 29th—he came there because he was keeping company with Emma Gilby.</p>
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<interp inst="t19050626-name-142" type="given" value="EMMA"/>EMMA GLIBY</persName> </hi>. I am single, and live at 10, Kirk's Place, Roswell Road—the prisoner was in my company from June 5th till June 7th—I met him on June 5th, and we went to my mother's place about 3.30 p.m., and stayed till 9.30 p.m., when the prisoner, I, and my sister-in-law left to
<lb/>gether, and went straight home to Kirk's Place, where the prisoner stayed till Wednesday, June 7th, when he went away.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner stopped at 10, Kirk's Place, because he was intoxicated, and it was raining—I slept with my sister and her baby—the prisoner slept on an overlay which my sister put on the floor—he went out of the room when we went to bed, and then came and stopped—we talked a little, but not for long, and then went to sleep—on several occasions he has spent the night there—he had been living with his mother—he has been keeping company with me.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at Clerk
<lb/>enwell on January</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1902.
<hi rend="italic">Four other convictions were proved against him.</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Police-Sergeant</hi>). On May 19th I was with Fowler and Burnham in the neighbourhood of Selgrave Road, Shepherd's Bush, about 5.45 p.m.—I saw Jones and Percy Courtney in Shepherd's Bush Road together—Jones was carrying a brown hand-bag—they got outside a motor 'bus going eastward, and alighted before they got to the Tube station at Notting Hill Gate, a distance of about two miles—when they got off they stood in conversation about two minutes, and Jones handed Courtney the bag—I saw Courtney hand something to Jones, and they separated—Courtney walked towards the Tube station and Jones went to 88, High Street, the shop of Mr. Hawkins, a hosier on the north side—Courtney stood and looked in that direction—I saw Jones leave the shop—when he came out I entered the shop, and spoke to the assistant, Mr. George, who produced this coin, which I examined, and found to be a counter-feit florin—I left the shop immediately, and walked in the direct on where I had seen Jones—I saw them meet in the Tube railway station entrance—Jones handed Courtney something which he placed in the brown bag, and then Courtney handed something back to Jones—they then</p>
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<p>came out of the station together, and separated—Jones went to Straker's shop at 68, High Street—Courtney was then standing outside the Tube station looking in the direction of the shop, at a distance of about forty yards—Jones looked into the window before he went into the shop—as he was coming out of the door I pushed by him, and went and spoke to the cashier, Beatrice Short, who handed me this counterfeit florin, which is similar to the one uttered at the hosier's, and of the same date—I marked the coins in the presence of the persons to whom they had been uttered—the one uttered at Hawkins, shop is bent by the assistant testing it—I spoke to Burnham, who was near, before I went into the shops—when I came out of Straker's the men were turning into Silver Street together—Burnham and I followed and stopped them—I told Jones I was a police officer, and should take him into custody for uttering counterfeit coins—the prisoners made no reply—I took Jones, and Burn—ham took Courtney to the station—on being searched I found on Jones fifteen shillings, and two pence bronze, good money, and a watch.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Jones.</hi> I did not say at the Police Court that Court
<lb/>ney opened the bag and gave you something out of it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Sergeant F.</hi>) I was with Read, and saw Jones leave Straker's shop, and Read enter it—when Jones came out he joined Court
<lb/>ney at the top of Silver Street, which" is almost opposite the shop—when Read came out of Straker's he rejoined me, and we followed the men to Silver Street—we stopped them—I took Courtney into custody—I told him the charge—he made no reply—I took him to the station—when searched I found in his trousers pocket this purse, which contained forty florins wrapped up separately in paper, twenty-one of which are dated 1872, and nineteen 1873—I found four others similarly wrapped up in his waistcoat pocket—in good money I found three shillings, four sixpences, three pennies, and two halfpennies in two pockets, not with the counter-feit coins—when arrested he was carrying this bag, in which were two coins, two collars, and this tube of "Mendine"—when charged at the station with uttering he said, "I understand."</p>
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<interp inst="t19050626-name-148" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK GEORGE</persName> </hi>. I reside at 88, High Street, Nothing Hill Gate—I am assistant to Mr. Hawkins, a hosier—on May 19th, about 6.15 p.m., I served Jones with this sixpenny collar—he gave me a 2s. piece in payment, and I gave him the change—when he left the shop Read came in and spoke to me, in consequence of which I showed him the coin I had re
<lb/>ceived—I examined it; it is bent, and I marked it with a pencil.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Jones.</hi> I am positive it was not a half-crown you gave me—no one else was in the shop—I simply mark the cost of the article on the till—I gave you 1s. 6d. change—I was satisfied at the time that the coin was genuine till I was spoken to—I had only one other 2s. piece—yours was in better preservation than the other—I laid it on the top of the till—I did not notice the date.</p>
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<p>spoke to me, in consequence of which I showed him the coin which I had still on the desk, and had not put in the till—he took it away, and gave me another for it—he marked it in my presence.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Jones.</hi> I took the coin between the lights, and did not notice it was bad, but I should have been sure to have noticed it in checking my money—I dare say I should have found it out before putting it in the till—the first intimation I had that it was bad proceeded from somebody who was not in the shop when it was passed.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective-Sergeant</hi>). I was with Bernie and Burnham on May 19th in Selgrave Road—about 5.45 p.m. I saw the male prisoner going towards Shepherd's Bush Road—Jones was carrying this bag—Read was acting with us—we had been keeping the prisoners under observation—about 7 p.m., in consequence of a communication made to me, I went with Burnham to Percy House, which contains six flats—I rang the bell at No. 6—the door was answered by the female prisoner—I said, "Is Mr. Palmer in?"—she said, "No"—I said, "We are police officers, and suspect you of being in possession of counterfeit coin"—we walked into the passage—she led the way into the back kitchen, where she sat on a couch, upon which was a small cushion, from which I saw Burnham take ten or twelve coins—on a small table close to the couch I found fifteen counterfeit coins loose, also wrapped in this paper, all burnt and stained with acid, and twenty-five other counterfeit florins—I said to her, "You will be charged with two others in custody with having these coins in your possession"—she said, "Who has done this for us?"—I searched the place with Burnham—she said, "You do not want to pull the place about; you will find all you want in that drawer," and she pointed to a drawer in the dresser—on a shelf in the scullery I saw Burn
<lb/>ham find various articles—we continued to search other parts of the premises—she said, "You will not find any moulds, as they have been broken up and thrown away; everything is in the drawer and on the shelf—she pointed out the drawer and the shelf—while making the further search she said, "Will I be allowed out on bail?"—I said, "I do not think so, but that is a matter for the Magistrate"—she said, "I do not know what I shall do about the home; my people will not have anything to do with me since my husband died"—we conveyed her by cab to Nothing Hill police station—while she was dressing to go out I searched a chest of drawers in the bedroom, and found a purse containing £5 10s. in gold, and 12s. silver; a purse was on the table, which contained 8s. 3d. silver, good money—in the back bedroom I found several cards bearing the name "W. J. Jones," and referring to portraits—in a drawer in a dressing table in that room I found 18s. fn silver, and this Post Office Savings Bank book, in the name of W. J. Jones, No. 6, Percy House, Sel
<lb/>grave Road, Shepherd's Bush—she said, "That belongs to Jones"—I gave the book up by order of the Magistrate, on the prisoners applica
<lb/>nt on, and all good money. [
<hi rend="italic">The book produced was No.</hi> 7047,
<hi rend="italic">of William J. Jones, No.</hi> 6,
<hi rend="italic">Percy House, Selgrave Road, Shepherds Bush, occupa
<lb/>tion, artist; and showed a balance of</hi> £7 15
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">on May</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">th.</hi>]—the flat con
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<p>and was fairly well furnished—I have searched 226, Uxbridge Road, the address given by Jones at the station after his arrest—I found no signs of photography being carried on there—it is furnished as an office and is over a confectioner's shop—I found there some more of Jones' cards, giving that address, and an empty picture frame—we conveyed the female prisoner to the station—I asked her her name, which she gave as Mary Courtney, and described herself as a dressmaker—at the station I told the prisoners they would be charged with being concerned together in knowingly uttering two counterfeit florins to Frederick George and Beatrice Short, with intent to cheat and defraud, and further with being concerned in having possession of forty-four counterfeit coins, the coins found at the time of arrest, with intent to utter and put off the same—the men replied, "All right, sir"—I then told all three pris
<lb/>oners that they would be charged with being concerned together in having in their possession fifty-two counterfeit florins, with intent to utter and put off the same, and further feloniously having in their possession a machine or battery, and other materials used in the manufacture of counterfeit coin at 6, Percy House, Shepherd's Bush—Mary Courtney made no reply—Arthur Courtney said, "All right, sir."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Mary Courtney.</hi> I never said to you, "You have been properly put away, so you may just as well tell me where the things are."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I noticed the front parts of her fingers were black—there was a cup of tea on the table.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective-Sergeant.</hi>) I was with Fowler on May 19th at 6.15 p.m., and saw the two men leave Percy House—Jones was carrying the brown bag produced—about 7 p.m. Fowler and I searched the home—the female prisoner at once took us to the kitchen, and sat on the sofa—twelve coins were on the table, and two files and some coins were under a pillow on the couch where she sat, and which was near the table where these two files were found—the tops of the woman's fingers were black—eight of the coins found on the table were dated 1872, and four were dated 1873—she pointed out the dresser drawer, in which were found these two earthen water wheeled—one is a plating phial, and the other a little bath for clean water—there were also a bottle of cyanide of potassium, and two empty bottles, a saucepan with metal attached to the sides, these piece of metal, one is known as a get, and is a little bit of metal which sticks out from the mould, a spoon with metal attached to it, some copper wire in the bath, some pincers, and a clamp which goes round the mould—I found a large packet of plaster of Paris on a shelf in the scullery, and in the kitchen some silver sand, some clothe, used when putting the fingers in acid, two knives with plaster of Paris on them, this polishing board in the scullery, and a brush, with marks where coins have been polished, and which is called a scrubbing board, some long stripe of new paper on the table in the kitchen, bearing marks where coins had been, the coins having been greased, ready for taking out—they are generally wrapped up in this way so that they shall not rub—these two bottles were on a shell in the scullery, and contained cyanide of potassium, and nitrate of silver, for plating—I have tested the</p>
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<p>acids, and plated with them—the following day we made another search, when I found in a vase in the sitting room on a little side shelf six shillings and three florins—one of the shillings is dated 1873, and has slight signs of plaster of Paris upon it—the coins are very well cleaned—on the way to the station in the cab the female prisoner said, "If I do not get bail I do not know what I shall do with the home; I have no friends that will look after it"—I said, "Perhaps your husband's friends will take charge of it"—she said, "He is not my husband; I may as well tell you, as it is bound to come out. I shall get Russell to look after it"—Russell is someone who moved them.</p>
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<persName id="t19050626-name-152" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19050626-name-152" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19050626-name-152" type="surname" value="KEAY"/>
<interp inst="t19050626-name-152" type="given" value="QUINTON RICHARD"/>QUINTON RICHARD KEAY</persName> </hi>. I am the caretaker at 2, Percy House, Selgrave Road, and have the letting of the rooms—the female prisoner came about January 15th, giving the name of Mrs. Palmer, and asked to look at a flat—she looked at No. 6, and arranged to rent it unfurnished at 14s. a week—she said she wanted it for herself, her husband or her brother-in-law, I forget which—possession was taken about a week after her coming—rent was paid first in advance and next on January 30th—the flat was occupied till the arrest on this charge—I have seen the two men on one or two occasions go out—the woman has been there all the time—the rent was paid regularly by the female prisoner.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Jones.</hi> I have seen you there once or twice.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I knew Courtney as Palmer.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19050626-name-153" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19050626-name-153" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19050626-name-153" type="surname" value="STURTON"/>
<interp inst="t19050626-name-153" type="given" value="SAMUEL AINSWORTH"/>SAMUEL AINSWORTH STURTON</persName> </hi>. I am a chemist, of 9, Goldhawk Road, Shepherd's Bush—Arthur Courtney has been to my shop as a customer—on one occasion Jones accompanied him—the first time the name is in my book is on April 18th—he has had various pick-me-ups and many things, and a pennyworth of nitrate of silver—he signed himself as Jones—he handed me this card (
<hi rend="italic">Jones's card</hi>) when he came alone—I have sold him cyanide of potassium on two occasions—he specially asked for it to be 98 per cent strength—the usual strength is 40 per cent., as used in photography—I last supplied him on April 25th with a four-ounce bottle—I never went to 226, Uxbridge Road, to make enquiries, because I was single handed and could not get away—in the first place he showed me a bottle, and asked for that strength—I would know the bottle again—when Jones and Courtney were there together I believe they asked me for another bottle of cyanide of potassium of that strength.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Jones.</hi> You were not present when Courtney ordered cyanide of potassium in your name, or I should have required you to sign as a witness—a customer is required to sign a poison book if the acid is supplied—you were not with Courtney when he offered me the card.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19050626-name-154" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19050626-name-154" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19050626-name-154" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t19050626-name-154" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to His Majesty's Mint—all the ninety-eight coins produced are counterfeit—fifty-nine are dated 1872, and thirty-nine 1873, two different moulds—the twelve coins found below the cushion on the sofa are in various stages of completion, some are filed, some are finished up to the silvering, some are ready for uttering—the coins in being finished will mark the finger as if by a black lead pencil in rubbing them over—I have seen all these articles produced—they form part of a stock-in-trade of coiners.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Jones, in his defence on oath, said that he tendered what he believed to be genuine coin; that he lodged at Percy House, but knew nothing about a coining business; and that the police had stated what they must have known was untrue. He admitted a conviction on September</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1901,
<hi rend="italic">at Bow Street Police Court when he was sentenced to six weeks' hard labour, and another conviction at the North London Sessions, Clerkenwell, on December</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1903,
<hi rend="italic">when he was sentenced to three months' had labour.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Witness for Jones.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19050626-name-155" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19050626-name-155" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19050626-name-155" type="surname" value="MAITLAND"/>
<interp inst="t19050626-name-155" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS MAITLAND</persName> </hi>. I live at 221, Hammersmith Road, W.—I have been an agent for Jones in getting orders for enlarged photographs for pictures for framing since first week in April at a salary and a com
<lb/>mission—I sent in my orders to Jones' office in Uxbridge Road as his sub-agent—no photographic business was carried on there—the orders varied from one or two in a day to four or five hundred a week.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My salary was a 1s. a day to cover expenses, and a commission of 1s. 6d. on each order for five or six pictures—221, Hammer
<lb/>smith Road, is one of the Rowton Houses—the pictures are crown enlarge
<lb/>ments of photographs which are executed at 165, Rosebery Avenue, Clerkenwell, 226, Uxbridge Road, being the office to which the orders were sent—the price of the pictures was 5s. 6d. each.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Mary Courtney, in ha defence on oath, said that Courtney was her maiden name; that she knew of the coins and things being in the place, but had no control over them, and had nothing to do with them; that her business was merely to look after the flat; and that her fingers were merely black by having made a cup of tea.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19050626-name-156" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19050626-name-156" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19050626-name-156" type="surname" value="READ"/>
<interp inst="t19050626-name-156" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK READ</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). I produce the two collars found in the bag—one has an address on it of Faith Bros., Shore ditch, and the other the address of Mr. Hawkins.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Jones.</hi> I did not go to another shop where you had purchased the collar, to ascertain whether you had tendered good money.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19050626-name-157" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19050626-name-157" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19050626-name-157" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t19050626-name-157" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). The two florins produced are both of the same mould and dated 1872—the good florin found, dated 1873, has been used as a pattern piece.</p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JONES</hi> and
<hi rend="largeCaps">MARY COURTNEY</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi> </rs>.
<hi rend="italic">Jones's two former convic
<lb/>tions were stated by the police to be in addition to two other convictions. Two other convictions were proved against Arthur Courtney</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-543-19050626 t19050626-543-punishment-31"/>Five years' penal servitude each.</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MARY COURTNEY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t19050626-543-punishment-32" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t19050626-543-punishment-32" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-543-19050626 t19050626-543-punishment-32"/>Twelve months, hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday and Thursday, June</hi> 28
<hi rend="italic">th and</hi> 29
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1905.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SYMMONS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. H. ST. JOHN RAIKES</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended</hi> White.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19050626-name-161" type="given" value="CONSTANCE"/>CONSTANCE GROSVENOR</persName> </hi>. I am the Duchess of Westminster—on May 30th I was staying at my town house, 33, Upper Grosvenor Street—about midnight on May 29th I returned home—be
<lb/>fore going to bed I put on my dressing table in my dressing-room a pearl necklace and a diamond brooch, with a number of other articles of jewellery, amongst which was this owl brooch (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—these are the articles that were on the table (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—at 9 a.m. next morn
<lb/>ing when I came down I found they were not there—at some date in June Mr. Drew showed them all to me and I recognised them as my property—there is one little diamond brooch broken, the small leaves being broken off—Chapman was formerly a night watchman in my service; he would know the way about the house—these are my hand
<lb/>kerchiefs; they are marked with my initials and coronet.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19050626-name-162" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19050626-name-162" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19050626-name-162" type="surname" value="HATCHARD"/>
<interp inst="t19050626-name-162" type="given" value="ALEXANDER"/>ALEXANDER HATCHARD</persName> </hi>. I am assistant secretary to the Duke of West
<lb/>minster, and live at 33, Upper Grosvenor Street—Chapman was formerly a night watchman at Grosvenor House, and I discharged him on Novem
<lb/>ber 25th for misconduct—in front of No. 33, Upper Grosvenor Street, there is a courtyard in front of the carriage drive—in and beside the carriage entrance there are two doors for pedestrians—once you are in the courtyard you can get On to the staircase, but you cannot get into the lumber rooms, as they are looked from the inside—the outer door which leads into the courtyard is locked, I should think, about 10 p.m.—a person who had an acquaintance with the locality like Chapman had could get in and conceal himself before the door was locked; he could stop on the landing by the lumber rooms—it is almost between the houses; it is part of No. 33—to gain access to No. 33 a person would have to descend a disused staircase and turn off to the left down to the basement which goes right down into the house; the whole of Grosvenor House was then open to him—he would not then have to come into the courtyard again to get access.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Within a reasonable time of his discharge we re
<lb/>garded Chapman as a fairly satisfactory man—he had been in the service of the Duke since March, 1901, always as a night watchman—I was with 4he Duke during the time—he came with excellent testimonials.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19050626-name-163" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19050626-name-163" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19050626-name-163" type="surname" value="WHEELER"/>
<interp inst="t19050626-name-163" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH WHEELER</persName> </hi>. I live at 7, Hawkshead Road, Willesden, and am employed as night watchman at Grosvenor House—on the night of May 29th and the morning of May 30th I was on duty, commencing my rounds about 10 p.m. and leaving off about 7 a.m.—I should patrol Nos. 31, 32, 33, and 35, Upper Grosvenor Street—about 11.30 p.m. I opened the gate to admit the Duchess—I locked the door giving access from the staircase into the courtyard at 11 p.m., and closed the front gates and the front door at 12.30 a.m., leaving the key of the front door inside, so that anybody who once got into the place could get out—I found the Duchess's dressing room window, which is on the first floor, was open about ten minutes after she had gone to bed, and I closed it—I did not notice whether there was anything on the table at the</p>
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<p>time—about 2.30 a.m. I left Grosvenor House by the side door, shutting and locking it after me, and walked to No. 35, where I went through the premises to see that they were all safe—I then came from the side door of No. 35, and walked across the courtyard to No. 33 again—the distance between the two doors is about eighty yards—I was on duty till 7 a.m. and I saw nothing wrong.</p>
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<persName id="t19050626-name-164" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19050626-name-164" type="surname" value="LEVIN"/>
<interp inst="t19050626-name-164" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID LEVIN</persName> </hi>. I am a dealer in jewellery, of 127, Clapham Park Road—I do not recognise Chapman as well as my wife does; he is altered in appearance, but some man whom I believe to be Chapman called upon me on the morning of May 30th and brought me this brooch (
<hi rend="italic">Pro
<lb/>duced</hi>) and I had a conversation with him—at the end of the conversation I kept the brooch and he went away—I communicated with the police and handed the brooch over to them.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19050626-name-165" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19050626-name-165" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19050626-name-165" type="surname" value="LEVIN"/>
<interp inst="t19050626-name-165" type="given" value="AMY"/>AMY LEVIN</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of David Levin—on May 30th someone came into the ship with a brooch, and while my husband was looking at it I looked at the man; it was Chapman—I picked him out from some others at Vine Street.</p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19050626-name-166" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19050626-name-166" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19050626-name-166" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD DREW</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector C.</hi>) On May 30th I received information of this robbery of jewellery from Grosvenor House, and I made enquiries—in consequence of a communication I received from Levin, Chapman, about 11p.m. on June 13th, was brought to Vine Street police station by a con
<lb/>stable—after his identification the following morning he made a state
<lb/>ment to me which I took down in writing, and he signed it—in conse
<lb/>quence of information received in that way, I went down to Cambridge on June 11th, and, with Chief Constable Holland, went to 17, Priory Road, which is a small house—I there saw White's wife and had a conversation with her, but I cannot say whether White heard it; he was in the next room—she called him and he came from the kitchen—I told him who I was, and said, pointing to the chief constable, "I think you know who this is"—I said, "I want the parcel of jewellery that Chapman left here about a fortnight ago"—he hesitated and did not appear to make any answer—I then cautioned him, and showed him the written statement signed by Chapman—he said, "He did bring some things here, but he took them away again"—he then hesitated and seemed to be prevaricating and I said, "I do not believe by your manner that you are telling me the truth"—his wife thereupon said, "For God's sake tell the truth"—he did not answer to that—I said, "Give me all the things at once"—he said, "I have not got them here" I said, "Where are they I" and he again made no reply—his wife said, "Do tell them"—he said, "They are not here; they are about two miles away. I got afraid of having them in the house, and buried them in a field along the Newmarket Road"—I told him I should re
<lb/>quire him to accompany me and point out the spot—we got a cab out-side, and I again cautioned him, as he appeared to hesitate—I told him to dress himself, as he was partly undressed, being a tailor, and we went to the door—he then said, "I will tell you the truth. He left them here, and I saw the case in the paper and got frightened and buried them. I will show you where they are"—with the chief constable we got into</p>
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<p>the cab, and he directed it through different streets into the Newmarket Road, and along the Newmarket Road we stopped at a gateway leading into a couple of fields divided by a thick hedge—we got out and went into the field, proceeding along the hedge for about sixty yards, where he pointed to a spot, underneath which he said they were—I dug down and found all the missing jewellery, except some broken pieces of a brooch which were handed to me by Levin—they were wrapped up in this piece of wadding and this piece of brown paper (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—this rope of pearls was wrapped in this handkerchief (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>), which made one of six that we found there all marked with a coronet and the letter "W."—the jewellery comprised a rope of pearls, twelve diamond brooches, a diamond hair ornament, a gold chain bracelet, and a gold muff chain—one brooch alone is worth £400 or £500—I took White to the Cambridge police station, where I put down in writing the result of the interview, which he signed—I wrote down this correction at his dictation, "I meant by him taking them away that he did take them away, but he brought them back again, and I was going to add that when you told me you did not believe I was telling the truth"—he then went on to say, "He (Chapman) was on the Newmarket Road when I was out in the morning, and when I got home my wife asked me if I had seen anybody; neither she nor me had seen him till that time. It was one of my children that saw him, and I sent my child out about half-past 2 to look for him. The child came back and said he had gone, and about 4 p.m. he came himself to the back of the house, and sent one of my children in to tell me he wanted to see me. I went to the front door and asked him in, but he would not come in, as he said he had someone to meet, and was afraid he should miss him; he asked me to go to the top of the street with him, where he walked. I went up there in about half-an-hour's time and saw him there and asked him what he was doing there; he told me he had walked down from London. I asked him to come in and have a cup of tea, when he showed me a piece of broken brooch with two leaves broken off, and he also produced a tobacco pouch which he opened and was full of jewellery. I asked him where he got them from, and he said, "That is all right. Ask no questions.' He then came down to my house and had tea and took some of the jewellery from the tobacco pouch which he again showed to me, and put it back again, and he and I went out into the town and returned home about 11.30 p.m. when he said he would not walk to London that night, and I invited him to sleep at my house, which he said he would do. Before he went to bed he handed me the whole of the jewellery which he had, and asked me to mind it. I told him I would, and put it on the mantelpiece in the room where he slept, which was the kitchen. I got up at 6 a.m., and he got up and had breakfast, and after that he went, leaving the jewellery for me to mind. He said nothing whatever about when he would come again for it. On the day after he left I saw an account in the papers, the" Ex
<lb/>press," about the robbery at the Duke of Westminster's, and as there were some pocket-handkerchiefs with a coronet and 'W' on it, I surmised that the jewellery he left might be from there, and, wanting to get rid</p>
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<p>of them out of the house, I went and buried them"—I took that state
<lb/>ment down in writing in my pocket book and read it over to him, and he signed it—he had given me to understand before that he had known Chapman as a native of Cambridge—the wife told me that they knew him quite well—I took him to Vine Street police station, where the two prisoners were put together and charged with the robbery and receiv
<lb/>ing—White said, "I wish to state that when I received the jewels I did not know they were stolen"—Chapman said, in White's presence, "Mrs. White begged of me to bring them back again"—White said, "Was that in my presence or my absence?" and Chapman said, "In your absence, of course"—this is Chapman's tobacco pouch, found on him Winn arrested (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>), but I cannot say whether it is the one White spoke of—I got some pieces of broken brooch at Cambridge, where they had been sold at a shop, and also three little pieces sold in Wandsworth Road, London.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The statement I took down in writing from Chap
<lb/>man was practically a confession; he described his movements after he had taken the jewellery. [
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RAIKES</hi>
<hi rend="italic">proposed to read the statement, to which</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SYMMONS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">objected on the ground that Chapman was available at a witness, and the fact that he had said something was not evi
<lb/>dence. The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">intimated that the statement was past of the case, and that the Defence should not of necessity le obliged to call Chapman.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. SYMMONS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">withdrew his objection, but-said he must not be taken to have assented to the truth of the statement</hi>]—as regards the time he reached Cambridge, he said, "I then went to 17, Priory Road, Newmarket Road, Cambridge, to Mrs. White, whom I know personally, and slept at her house. She was alone when I went there, and I showed her the rest of the jewellery and asked her to hide it for me, telling her where I had got it from. She begged of me to take it back again, but I could not see my way clear to do so, otherwise I would have started that same night and walked the whole of the way back, as I then realised the enormity of my crime, and thought of the effect on my aged parents, should it be
<lb/>come known to them. Mr. White arrived home soon after 9.30 p.m., and, having left the jewellery in the keeping of Mrs. White, I explained to him that I had been tramping the country in search of work. When I handed the jewellery to Mrs. White she wrapped them up in some cotton wool and placed them in a box which she tied up in brown paper, which she implored me to allow her to send back. I told her I could not possibly send them back, as they would see that they came from Cam-bridge, and suspicion would then fall on me, as they knew at Grosvenor House that I come from Cambridge. I slept there that night and started off for London in the morning, and before leaving Mrs. White I told her that I should eventually call for them and find some means of restoring them to the Duchess, and it was only on these conditions that she retained them"—when White came to me from the kitchen he appeared to be somewhat frightened and nervous; he did not give me a straight-forward answer; he appeared to be confused—I should not have thought it was a difficult position for him—he seemed to make up his mind to</p>
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<p>tell the whole truth when we got the cab—it was entirely due to him that we recovered the jewels—according to Chapman, White was not on the scene till 9.30 p.m., whereas White says that he knew about Chapman during the whole afternoon—according to Chapman, Mrs. White received the jewels—I understood by Chapman saying, "Mrs. White begged me to bring them back "that Mrs. White begged him to take them back to London. [
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RAIKES</hi>
<hi rend="italic">submitted that the evidence went to show that the receipt was by the wife, and that the question was whether the prisoner adapted her act (Queen</hi> v.
<hi rend="italic">Greig, Dear sty and Bell's Crown Cases.) The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">held that according to the prisoner's own statement he had received the jewels, and that there was never a receipt by the wife.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. RAIKES</hi>
<hi rend="italic">stated that he would not ask for a special case.</hi>]</p>
<hi rend="italic">White, in his defence on oath, said that at</hi> 3.30
<hi rend="italic">p.m. on May</hi> 30
<hi rend="italic">th he saw Chapman, an old school fellow of his, in a very dilapidated condition in Cambridge; that he told him he had walked from London; that on go
<lb/>ing back to his (White's) house Chapman opened a purse and he caught a momentary glance of some jewellery; that he said, "What have you got there?" and Chapman said, "Ask no questions and you will hear no lies"; that he then asked him if he had started cheap jewellery; that Chapman said,' I have got to do something for a living,' from which he gathered that he was traveling in jewellery; that at tea, in the presence of his wife, Chapman produced two brooches and asked his opinion of them, but that he said he was no judge; that he invited Chapman to stop the night, and that on retiring he asked him to mind the jewellery; that he told Chapman to put it on the kitchen mantelpiece, which he saw him do; that Chapman left next morning, asking him to mind the jewels, which he said he would; that he (White) left them on the mantelpiece and did not examine them till the following morning, when he read in the paper of the robbery; that on examination he surmised that Chapman had stolen them from the Duchess by finding some handkerchiefs with a letter "W" upon them; that he waited till the following Sunday for Chapman to come back, and on his failing to do so, and not seeing anything in the papa about it, he got frightened and hid them in a field, but not with a view to benefitting him
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<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19050626-name-168" type="given" value="CHARLES WILLIAM"/>CHARLES WILLIAM LEES</persName> </hi>. I reside at 66, Glass Road, Wimbledon, and from the beginning of this year have been manager to Robert Winskell, a glazier and leadlight maker, and as such I keep the books—amongst the debtors when I became manager I found the prisoner—for several years previous to this and up to 1903 I had been a solicitor's clerk—in respect of the liability of £29 14s. 6d. of the prisoner to Mr. Winskell I myself served a writ upon him on the evening of April 14th—I said to him, "What are you going to do?" or words to that effect—he looked at</p>
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<p>the writ and turned it over to the reverse side—seeing the amount, he said, "That is all right. I am sorry it has been owing so long"—I said, "Well, cannot we settle it? Come over and see us at Wimbledon and see if we cannot come to terms"—on April 21st he came to Mr. Winskell's place of business in Haydons Road, Wimbledon, just after 11 a.m.—I was out at the time of his arrival—on going to Mr. Winskell's house I found the prisoner in the parlour with Herbert Winskell, Mr. Winskell's son, who is in the business—as near as I can recollect, I said, "Halloa, Cartwright; what are you going to do?"—he said, "I have got nothing"—"Well, "I said, "look here, cannot we settle this matter? We do not want to run up expense"—he said, "No"—I said, "What about your property at New Maiden?"—he is a builder, and that is where he built—"Will you give the
<hi rend="italic">boss</hi> a charge over any equities you may have"—he said, "I cannot; it is out of my hands. The bank have foreclosed and are taking the rents"—I said, "What terms can you come to? Provided you do not enter an appearance and in order to help you and save expense, I will get the
<hi rend="italic">guv'nor</hi> to give you a letter and accept £1 a month. How will that suit you?"—he said, "I never intended to enter an appearance. I do not want to add to the original debt; I only want time to pay"—he had not entered an appearance at that time, but I did not know it then—he said, "The papers are in my solicitors' hands, but I will wire them not to enter an appearance. If they have, I will instruct them to withdraw"—on that occasion the safe was never opened and the books were never got out; in fact, we never went into the office where the books were kept—it is absolutely untrue that any sum of £18 17s. 10d. was mentioned or agreed upon—there was only one sum mentioned, and that was £29 14s. 6d.—I had not then instructed a solicitor, as I wanted to keep the expense down—on April 26th, one day prior to the date of judgment, I found he had entered an appearance of which we had received no notice—I then issued the Order 14 myself and took out a summons under it—I instructed a solicitor—I made an affidavit on April 28th, which was filed on May 9th [
<hi rend="italic">Stating that the witness was authorised by the plaintiff to make the affidavit; that the prisoner ad
<lb/>mitted the</hi> £29 14s. 6
<hi rend="italic">d</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">to be due and owing to the plaintiff, and informed the plaintiff's son in his presence on April</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1905,
<hi rend="italic">that he did not intend to enter an appearance; and that he had no defence, but only wanted time</hi>]—April 20th is a clerical error; it should be April 21st—the prisoner then swore an affidavit on May 13th, which was filed on May 16th—[
<hi rend="italic">Par.</hi> 3] "On the 21st of April, 1905, I saw the said Charles William Lees, who acted on behalf of the plaintiff, and we examined the said accounts, and he agreed also that I was indebted to the plaintiff in the said sum of £18 17s. 10d. only"—we never went out of the front room to see the accounts at all—[
<hi rend="italic">Par.</hi> 5]: "I did not admit to the said Charles William Lees that the said sum of £29 14s. 6d. was due and owing to the plaintiff, nor did I inform the plaintiffs son in the presence of the said Charles William Lees on the 20th day of April, 1905, that I did not intend to enter an appearance, and that I only required time to pay. (6) The plaintiff agreed with me to accept payment of the said sum of</p>
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<p>£18 17s. 10d. at the expiration of two years from the said 21st of April, 1905"—those affidavits came before the Master under Order 14 when Mr. Barrett attended, and the result was that the Master gave leave to defend—the summons is dated May 1st, 1905, with Master Wilberforce's initials and the date.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I may not have said before the Magistrate that the prisoner turned over the writ when I served him with it, and saw the amount endorsed on the back of it; I think I said he saw the amount—I signed my depositions as correct, and 1 notice that there is nothing in them about his turning over the writ—he could not have said, "That is all right" if he had not seen the amount—I am positive that no other sum but £29 14s. 6d. was mentioned at the interview in April, and it is a matter about which I—could make no mistake—I have given evidence in a Court of Justice before—I do not work exclusively for Mr. Winskell—I work three days in the week for him, and then I work for a Mr. Ford—a few weeks ago I charged a man of thirty years' good character for embezzling money from Mr. Ford—I went through the books and found it out—I swore then that that prisoner came to me, admitted his guilt, and asked for forgiveness—Mr. Ford said the same thing—it was not said before the Magistrate, nor did it transpire that nothing of the sort had happened—the Jury stopped the case—that prisoner never denied that he had the money—he said that it was his—I do not see what that has got to do with this case—I was corroborated by another witness—I say now that what I said then was true—a witness said, "I do not recognise the prose
<lb/>cutor in the case. I gave the job to the prisoner"—that is why the Jury stopped it—I have been working for Mr. Ford a little over two months—he trade in the same line as Mr. Winskell—I kept the books, of which I have had years' experience—my next employment to a solicitor's clerk was a time keeper and book keeper to a builder some twelve months ago—the solicitor I was with was Mr. E. A. Newman, and he lived in my own house in Wimbledon and had offices at Walbrook—I was convicted at this Court and got twelve months for conspiracy to defraud on April 20th, 1903—the Recorder said he hoped I should get honest employment when I came out, and I have ever since.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Newman, to save himself, put me in the dock—he dictated a letter to me which I signed in his name, giving a reference for one of Newman's clients whom I knew—I was charged with having represented this individual to be a respectable man in Mr. Newman's name when he was not so—nothing was said to me about waiting for £18 17s. 10d. for two years.</p>
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<interp inst="t19050626-name-169" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM GARNER</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor and Commissioner of Oaths—this affidavit was sworn before me by the prisoner (
<hi rend="italic">Affidavit, May</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi> 1905,
<hi rend="italic">produced</hi>).</p>
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<interp inst="t19050626-name-170" type="given" value="WILLIAM THOMAS"/>WILLIAM THOMAS MOORE</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the High Court—this is a copy of the summons, copies of the Orders made under Order 14, and the original affidavits which were filed on that summons (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>).</p>
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<p>eight or nine years—Lees is ray fathers book-keeper—I remember the prisoner dealing with my father—on April 21st he came to my father's place about 11 a.m., and I asked him into the front room to wait till Lees came, as he was out—he asked for Lees and I said he would not be long—I turned the phonograph on, and after about fifteen or twenty minutes Lees came in—he said, "Good-morning, Mr. Cartwright. What can we do in this matter?"—the prisoner said, "I cannot say, I am sure"—Lees said, "What about your rent at New Maiden; cannot we collect them?" and the prisoner said, "No, you cannot, as the bank has foreclosed on them"—we then came to the arrangement that he was to pay £1 a month—Lees asked him if he was going to put in an appearance, and he said, "No"—I am quite sure that no accounts were examined be
<lb/>tween him and Lees—that is all I can think of and remember.</p>
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<interp inst="t19050626-name-172" type="given" value="ROBERT"/>ROBERT WINSKELL</persName> </hi>. I am a glass merchant, of l, Haydon's Road, Wimble
<lb/>don—before Mr. Lees came I left the management of my business to my son; I simply signed a cheque or two or something of that sort—I do not work the accounts myself; I assist my eon—I know by the books that the prisoner owed me £29 14s. 6d., and it is the custom in my business to send accounts to our customers, and in the ordinary course they would be sent to the prisoner—this is a letter in the prisoner's handwriting, dated December 16th, 1902 (
<hi rend="italic">Staling that the prisoner had gone carefully through the account and found that he had made no error; and that he held a credit note for the</hi> £6 0s. 6
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">for which he had not been credited</hi>)—I saw him in June, 1903, by appointment, when he showed me the credit note for £6 0s. 6d.—that reduced the original debt of £35 odd to £29 14s. 6d.—the only sum mentioned on that occasion was the £6 0s. 6d. with which I had not credited him—this is a letter of December 13th from the prisoner [
<hi rend="italic">Stating that the prisoner expected to be in the neighbourhood shortly, when he would be glad to compare his books with the delivery notes to see if any error could have occurred</hi>]—I did not agree on any occasion to take £18 17s. 10d.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known the prisoner about six or seven years, and I have been doing business with him for five years—I have done a lot of business with him, but I cannot remember whether part of it was done on behalf of a firm I was representing—it has been his practice from time to time to send me a cheque on account, and then I should give him a credit note.</p>
<hi rend="italic">The Jury here stopped the case, and returned a verdict of</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JENKINS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended</hi> Barry
<hi rend="italic">and</hi> Carey.</p>
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<p>he seized my pockets and covered my face with his arms; he got me back by my shoulders, and after a few seconds another man who was with him seized me by my throat and mouth—I am unable to identify the second man—he forced me on to the pavement and to break my fall I had to put my arm out and then I left my pocket uncovered—a third man, whom I identified as Barry, tore off a portion of my chain and sovereign purse and a seal pendant—I had a key chain with a bunch of keys at the end, and he pulled the key chain and tore away the keys, and took some loose silver that I had in my pocket—I had my eye-glasses broken and my mouth damaged; I had some false teeth which were forced out of position; I also lost a gold fountain pen, and the buttons were torn off my waistcoat and my shirt was torn—I was very much shaken by the fall—they carried off everything except a portion of the chain—they ran away—one or two people collected on the spot; the whole affair did not last more than a minute and a half—I pulled myself together and went into a barber's shop which I had previously left, and washed the blood from my face and put myself a bit tidy—I went with the policeman to the station and described as well as I could the men who had attacked me—I picked out Bromley and Barry the next morning.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JENKINS</hi>. This is a very rough neighbourhood—there were only four or five men; not more than that—a boy or two, a woman, and two men collected round—there was a van with a tilt to it which made a screen—I cannot recognise Carey as the one who took me by the throat—I cannot say that he did anything—I cannot say whether Barry and Carey came up to me when I went back to the barber's shop—the barber was so frightened that he shut the door, and a man whom I afterwards knew to be Barry knocked at it—I saw the man who knocked at the door, and he bore a great resemblance to Barry—I should not like to say it was not Barry—I cannot say what he came for—some body had a handkerchief which was offered to the barber; I cannot say who it was—my face was bleeding—I had just pulled myself together, and it all happened within a minute of the occurrence—there were three or four men outside, and one of them had a handkerchief—I asked the general question, "Is there anyone here who saw me robbed?"—I did not ask particularly the man with the handkerchief—I was in a condition to recognise nobody—I think a waistcoat button was handed to the barber—my recollection is that a child brought it into the shop.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I was very much flurried and upset; I could hardly speak, because my teeth had been forced into my gums, and I could not get them out.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Sergeant H.</hi>) At 9 p.m. on May 27th I arrested Carey and Bromley—I said they would be arrested for robbery with violence on the same afternoon, and stealing a portion of a gold chain, a seal, a fountain pen, and a pair of eye-glasses—Bromley said, "Of course you fix on me; if anything goes wrong you think I am in it"—Carey made no remark—they were taken to the station, and detained all night—the next morning the prosecutor picked out Bromley and Barry from fourteen other men with just a faint hesitation; he touched them very easily—they were charged—he did not pick out Carey.</p>
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<interp inst="t19050626-name-179" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM MCCARTHY</persName> </hi>. I am a fishmonger in the employ of John Arnold, and reside at 146, Brook Street, Ratcliff—about 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 27th, I was outside my shop when I saw a gentleman lying flat on the ground with Carey, whom I know, holding his throat, and Barry holding his leg—after it was done Bromley came up and gave the barber a handkerchief to wipe the gentleman's face—I only Raw two men robbing the prosecutor—I did not see them take anything from his pocket, nor did I see Carey take anything with him—I did not see a bunch of keys—at the police station I picked out Carey and Barry from about a dozen men.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JENKINS</hi>. I did not say before the Magistrate that Carey took a bunch from the prosecutor's pockets—I remember accurately what took place—I remember now that I said before the Magistrate that he did take a bunch of keys away from him—I did not see the keys; I did not see all that took place—there were about four men present at the assault—I did not see any crowd at all—I did not follow any of those men; they walked up White Horse Street—they did not run away—I said before the Magistrate that Barry ran off; that is true—I understand what it is I am saying, and that I am an important witness—Carey ran off as well—the prosecutor went into the shop; I saw Barry outside—he and Carey both came back again, and Bromley went off—Barry and Carey said nothing to me—the barber shut the door—I did not hear the prosecutor say anything to Barry and Carey—I remember now he did say to them, "Has anyone seen me assaulted?"—I swear 1 heard that said—I did not see either of them do anything to help the prosecutor—I saw Barry produce a handkerchief for the purpose of helping the prosecutor—I did not say anything when the prosecutor asked if anybody had seen him assaulted; I did not like to—I was not frightened—I have heard people mention the prisoners' names—the policemen told me their names—I heard Barry and Carey's names at the Thames Police Court—I told the Magistrate I knew their faces, but not Carey's name; I knew Barry's name—I mean to say that I knew Carey's, but not Barry's name—I told the policeman something about the case—he asked me my name and address—he did not ask me whether it was Barry or Carey; he asked me whether 1 knew the men.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I know a man named Holland; he has been speaking to me about this case—I am not afraid of giving evidence—I am still with the fishmonger.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Bromley.</hi> I saw you in Court after the robbery with some other men—I did not tell the Magistrate that I saw you standing at the corner when the robbery was being done.</p>
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<interp inst="t19050626-name-180" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY WORSFOLD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective H.</hi>) I arrested Barry—he said nothing—on the way to the station he said, "I was just going to bail Carey out," and he produced his rent book—he made no answer to the charge.</p>
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<interp inst="t19050626-name-181" type="surname" value="CARIDLAND"/>
<interp inst="t19050626-name-181" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM CARIDLAND</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective H.</hi>) About 9 p.m. on the Saturday evening, in company with another officer, 1 arrested Carey and Bromley—Bromley said, "Of course you always fix on me for anything that is done down here.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JENKINS</hi>. I am certain I was not present at the identification—I cannot say that 1 said before the Magistrate, "The prosecutor picked out Bromley and Barry, but not Carey"—I remember now that I was present, and I did tell the Magistrate that—the prosecutor hesitated slightly—he walked down the rank, and coming back he put his hand on Bromley, and then Barry—Carey was in the rank as well—there were about fourteen others.</p>
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<persName id="t19050626-name-182" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19050626-name-182" type="surname" value="HILLS"/>
<interp inst="t19050626-name-182" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR HILLS</persName> </hi>. (247
<hi rend="italic">H.</hi>) About 12.40 p.m. on May 27th I was in the neighbourhood of Blackpool Court when I saw Bromley, Carey, and Barry, and another man standing in Brook Street—when I approached them they walked towards the scene of the robbery—I then turned off from Brook Street into the Orchard—about 1.5 p.m. I saw Carey and Barry at the bottom of the Causeway—I then walked down to the scene of the robbery, not knowing it had been committed—I saw a crowd standing there—I enquired what was the matter, and somebody replied that Carey and Barry had been fighting—after I had been there three or four minutes the prosecutor came up and informed me that he had been robbed—I did not arrest the prisoners, nor did I see anything of the robbery.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Bromley.</hi> I did not tell the Magistrate that I did not see you all that day.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JENKINS</hi>. When I saw Barry and Carey five minutes after the robbery they were about sixty or eighty yards from the scene of it—I passed them—I should say there were fifty people there—I did not see McCarthy there—the prosecutor was coming down from White Horse Street towards the scene of the robbery—he was about ten yards away when I first saw him—I should not think McCarthy's shop was further than ten yards away—the boy did not come and say any
<lb/>thing to me.</p>
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<persName id="t19050626-name-183" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19050626-name-183" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19050626-name-183" type="surname" value="CARVELL"/>
<interp inst="t19050626-name-183" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT CARVELL</persName> </hi> (233
<hi rend="italic">H.</hi>) About 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 27th, I was at the top end of Stepney Causeway in Commercial Road, and then I walked down Brook Street; I was on point duty—when I got to the bottom of Stepney Causeway I saw Barry and Bromley standing at the corner of the Causeway, Brook Street end, about 1.10 p.m.—I walked about twice up and down the causeway, when I saw a strange man whom I do not know, and Bromley and Carey walking down the Causeway towards Brook Street end about 1.20 p.m.—I heard the strange man say to Brom
<lb/>ley (I believe it was) rather loud, "This job is going to do us no good this afternoon"—Bromley replied, "Shut up, you b——fool; there is a
<hi rend="italic">copper</hi> over there listening. You will put him on us"—I knew nothing of the robbery then—I afterwards saw them in custody at the police station—I know Bromley and Carey, and I am sure it was they that I saw.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Bromley.</hi> I said before the Magistrate that I saw you coming through Stepney Causeway with two men about 2 p.m.—Carey was with you—I have never spoken to you, to my knowledge, or to the other two prisoners.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JENKINS</hi>. I made a note of what I heard when I heard of the arrest some hours afterwards—it struck me at the time that these men had done something wrong—I applied the words to this</p>
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<p>case when I heard of it—I spoke about it to the officers in charge of the case and they asked me to attend at the Police Court.</p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. My note is, "I saw Bromley and Carey in company with another man walking down the Causeway towards Brook Street. The other man said to Bromley, 'Look here, this job is going to do us no good this afternoon.' Bromley replied, 'Shut up, you b—fool; there is a
<hi rend="italic">copper</hi> over there listening. You will put him on us.' "</p>
<hi rend="italic">Bromley's statement before the Magistrate:</hi> "I was knocking about outside Carrington's coal wharf all day till the men got paid. I was drinking in with Carrington's men till half-past 6. I was coming through Brook Street and met Carey, and was walking along when two detectives asked me to go to the station on suspicion."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Barry:</hi> "I want witnesses."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Carey:</hi> "I reserve my defence. I call witnesses now."</p>
<hi rend="italic">Barry, in his defence on oath, said that the scene of the robbery was where men congregated to be taken on to unload coal from the ships; that at</hi> 12.15
<hi rend="italic">p.m. he was at the bottom of the Causeway with Carey, about eighty yards from where the robbery had occurred; that he and Carey saw a crowd of people; that they went up, and on his inquiring of the prosecutor what was the matter he said that he had been robbed; that seeing he was dusty he (Barry) offered him his handkerchief to wipe hit face, and gave the barber a waistcoat button which he found lying on the ground; that the prosecutor asked him and Carey whether they had seen him robbed, and that they said, "No"; that sometime afterwards he heard that Carey had been arrested, he concluded for drunkenness; and was going to bail him out when he was arrested; and that the prosecutor had picked him out because he recognised him as the man who had offered him the handkerchief.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Carey, in his defence on oath, said that what Barry had stated was true; that after the robbery he came up with him and saw the prosecutor outside the shop; and that McCarthy's evidence was false.</hi> </p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence in Defence.</hi> </p>
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<persName id="t19050626-name-184" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19050626-name-184" type="given" value="KARL"/>KARL GOLDSTEIN</persName> </hi>. I am a barber, of 135, Brook Street—I did not see anything of the robbery—the prosecutor came into the shop and told me that he had been robbed—his clothes were upset and dusty, and he bore traces of having been robbed—Barry and Carey came in, and one started cleaning him while the other produced a handkerchief—the prosecutor said to them, "I think some of you
<hi rend="italic">has</hi> been there in it, and they said, "No, sir; if we had seen it we would be too willing to assist you"—he said, "Did any of you see me robbed?"—the prosecutor never suggested that Barry and Carey did it—I have known the prosecutor for ten years—I am not unfriendly to him—soon after he had gone a policeman came—I did not give him Barry or Carey's name—I said they had been in the shop.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GREENFIELD</hi> I did not notice if the prosecutor had glasses on when he came in; I was too excited—I know Barry and Carey—I am not afraid of giving evidence—there was only
<hi rend="italic">him</hi>, the two prisoners, me and a girl in the shop—outside the shop it was crowded; I had to close the door.</p>
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<persName id="t19050626-name-185" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19050626-name-185" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19050626-name-185" type="surname" value="O'BRIEN"/>
<interp inst="t19050626-name-185" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH O'BRIEN</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Patrick O'Brien, and live at No. 5 Blackpool Court—I remember the day of the robbery—the prosecutor came to the bottom of the court and called my little girl—I saw two big men knock him down—I never saw Barry and Carey, whom I know by eight, there at all—I am not related to them in any way—I ran up the court, screamed, and fainted.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I said before the Magistrate that I saw no robbery, but I
<hi rend="italic">see</hi> the two men knock the prosecutor down—I know Holland as a neighbour—I am not living with him—I know Barry and Carey as walking up and down the neighbourhood—I do not know Bromley at all—I cannot say whether he was there or not—I never drink with the prisoners.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I live with my husband, and am the mother of five little children.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Bromley, in his defence, said that he had not seen Barry at all that day; and that he only met Carey when walking home with his (Bromley's) wife.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19050626-546-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<hi rend="italic">Bromley then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at the Clerken
<lb/>well Sessions on May</hi> 13
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1902;
<hi rend="italic">Barry to a conviction of felony at the Clerkenwell Sessions on April</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">st.</hi> 1895;
<hi rend="italic">and Carey to a conviction of felony at the Thames Police Court on March</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1903.
<hi rend="largeCaps">BROMLEY</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">against whom seventeen previous convictions were proved</hi>
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