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<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</p>
<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>POUND, MAYOR.</p>
<p>TENTH SESSION, HELD JULY 24TH, 1905.</p>
<p>MINUTES OF EVIDENCE,</p>
<p>TAKEN IN SHORTHAND BY</p>
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<interp inst="t19050724-name-1" type="given" value="ALFRED FITZGERALD"/>ALFRED FITZGERALD DALTON</persName>,</p>
<p>ROLLS CHAMBERS, No. 89, CHANCERY LANE.</p>
<p>(For many years with the late firm of Messrs. BARNETT & BUCKLER, Official Shorthand Writers to the Court.)</p>
<p>LONDON:</p>
<p>STEVENS AND SONS, LIMITED, 119, CHANCERY LANE,</p>
<p>Law Booksellers and Publishers.</p>
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<p>THE</p>
<p>WHOLE PROCEEDINGS</p>
<p>On the King's Commission of</p>
<p>OYER AND TERMINER AND GAOL DELIVERY</p>
<p>FOR</p>
<p>The City of London,</p>
<p>AND GAOL DELIVERY FOR THE</p>
<p>COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX, AND THE PARTS OF THE COUNTIES OF ESSEX, KENT, AND SURREY WITHIN THE JURISDICTION OF THE</p>
<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT,</p>
<p>Held on Monday, July 24th 1905, and following days.</p>
<p>Before the Right Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t19050724-name-2" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN POUND</persName> </hi>, Bart.,
<hi rend="largeCaps">LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; the Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t19050724-name-3" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD RIDLEY</persName>, KNT</hi>., one of the Justices of His Majesty's High Court; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">JOHN WHITTAKER ELLIS</hi>, Bart.; Sir
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<interp inst="t19050724-name-4" type="surname" value="EVANS"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-name-4" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID EVANS</persName>, K.C.M.G</hi>.; Lieut-Col. Sir
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<interp inst="t19050724-name-5" type="given" value="HORATIO"/>HORATIO DAVIES</persName>, K.C.M.G</hi>., M.P., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">FORREST FULTON</hi>, Knt., K.C., Recorder of the said City; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">WILLIAM PURDIE TRELOAR</hi>, Knt.; Sir
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<interp inst="t19050724-name-6" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN KNILL</persName> </hi>, Bart., and
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<interp inst="t19050724-name-7" type="given" value="DAVID"/>DAVID BURNETT</persName> </hi>, Esq., other of the Aldermen of the said City;
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<interp inst="t19050724-name-8" type="given" value="FREDERICK ALBERT"/>FREDERICK ALBERT BOSANQUET</persName> </hi>, Esq., K.C, Common Serjeant of the said City, and His Honour Judge
<hi rend="smallCaps">RENTOUL</hi>, K.C., Commissioner, His Majesty's Justices of Oyer and Terminer and General Gaol Delivery holden for the said City, and Judges of the Central Criminal Court.</p>
<p>Sir
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<interp inst="t19050724-name-9" type="given" value="THOMAS VEZEY"/>THOMAS VEZEY STRONG</persName> </hi>, Knt., Alderman.</p>
<p>Sir
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<interp inst="t19050724-name-10" type="given" value="GEORGE JOSEPH"/>GEORGE JOSEPH WOODMAN</persName> </hi>, Knt., J.P.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19050724-name-11" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS HOWSE</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19050724-name-12" type="given" value="ANDREW WILLIAM"/>ANDREW WILLIAM TIMBRELL</persName> </hi>, Esq.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Under-Sheriffs.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">POUND, MAYOR. TENTH SESSION</hi>.</p>
<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>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">LONDON AND MIDDLESEX CASES</hi>.</p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, July</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1905.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<p>581.
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<interp inst="t19050724-581-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to stealing an envelope and a postal order for the payment of £1, the property of
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<hi rend="italic">One other conviction was proved against him.
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<p>(582.)
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19050724-582-offence-1 t19050724-name-16"/>Thomas Wallis</persName> & Co., Ltd., having been convicted of felony at Clerkenwell Sessions on April 7th, 1903, as
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19050724-582-offence-1 t19050724-name-17"/>Alice Smith</persName> </rs>.
<hi rend="italic">One other conviction was proved against her.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-582-19050724 t19050724-582-punishment-2"/>Six months' hard labour</rs> </hi>
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<p>(583.)
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-583-19050724 t19050724-583-punishment-3"/>Eighteen months' hard labour</rs>.</hi>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-583-19050724 t19050724-583-punishment-4"/>Twelve months' hard labour</rs>.</hi>
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<p>(584.)
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<interp inst="t19050724-584-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="bankrupcy"/> to unlawfully obtaining credit to the amount of £20 and upwards from
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19050724-584-offence-1 t19050724-name-21"/>William Nightingale</persName> and another and from Hugh Ernest Tollemache without informing them that he was an undischarged bankrupt.</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-584-19050724 t19050724-584-punishment-5"/>Discharged on recognisances</rs>.</hi>
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<p>(585.)
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19050724-585-offence-1 t19050724-name-23"/>Robert Henry Ingersole</persName>;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to stealing within six months another envelope and a sheet of paper and a cheque for 4s., the property of the same persons. </rs>
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<p>586.
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<interp inst="t19050724-586-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="indecentAssault"/>, Indecently assaulting
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19050724-586-offence-1 t19050724-name-25"/>Arthur Anscombe</persName>, a male person.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. J.P. GRAIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19050724-586-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">He received a good character.
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19050724-587-offence-1 t19050724-name-27"/>Dewar Watson</persName> and stealing a watch and chain, his property, from his person.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GODWIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19050724-name-28" type="given" value="DEWAR"/>DEWAR WATSON</persName> </hi>. I reside at Sudbury, near Harrow, and on June 26th, about 11 a.m., I was walking along High Street, Shadwell, and felt a man put his arms round my neck—there was the ordinary traffic about—then the man came to the front and snatched my chain away—I did not see his face then, but I turned round and followed him until he got to the Docks—I called out "Police "and a dock constable came out of the dock gates and ran up one street while I ran up another—I did not see the prisoner caught, as I lost sight of him for about a minute—I next saw him when a policeman was handing him from the roof of a house into a livery stable yard—I lost my chain, but a little girl picked up the bar—my watch was left in my pocket—I was not injured.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I had a good look at your face after you got to the cottage—I did not see you when you actually snatched the chain.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">Dock Constable.</hi>) I was on duty on June 26th at the Docks—I saw the prisoner running and followed by the prosecutor—he ran up Artichoke Hill, across High Street and Princes Square—I immediately gave chase, keeping him in view all the time—he entered an empty house; I believe he got in by means of a piece of string attached to the latch—he shut the door and I blew my whistle for assistance—Reed came up and went to the next house and, scaling the wall, caught the prisoner lying down—I was guarding the front of the house—I saw the prisoner afterwards at the back of the empty house in the yard—he seemed exhausted—he was taken to Leman Street station and charged—he did not say anything.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19050724-name-30" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD REED</persName> </hi> (117
<hi rend="italic">H.</hi>) On June 26th I was on duty in St. George's Street shortly before noon—I saw a crowd running—I gave chase after the prisoner—I saw him go into Princes Square and then into Mayfield Buildings—the prosecutor complained to me—after the prisoner had run into No. 15 he closed the door behind him, which made it impossible for me to enter—I went into No. 17, scaled the wall between the two yards, and saw the prisoner lying exhausted on a leaden balcony at the rear of No. 15—he was out of breath—when I arrested him he said, "Don't hit me This is what I get for doing work for other people"—at the station he was charged by the prosecutor and made no reply.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see five other men go into the empty house; no other men were running—a thorough search was made in the empty house.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19050724-587-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">of simple robbery.
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<interp inst="t19050724-587-punishment-8" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-587-punishment-8" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-587-19050724 t19050724-587-punishment-8"/>Six months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">Monday, and</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, July</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">th and</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1905.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19050724-588-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to committing an act of gross indecency with
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<hi rend="italic">Three previous convictions of a similar nature were proved against him.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-588-19050724 t19050724-588-punishment-9"/>Six months' hard labour</rs>.</hi>—And</p> </div1>
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<p>(589.)
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<interp inst="t19050724-589-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/> (25) to breaking and entering the warehouse of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19050724-589-offence-1 t19050724-name-34"/>Francis Cooke</persName> and stealing therein three spirit levels and other articles, his property; </rs>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES LAWRENCE</hi> (31)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19050724-589-offence-2 t19050724-name-37"/>Adolph Finda</persName> and stealing therein forty-one pipes and other goods, his property;</rs> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES LAWRENCE</hi>,
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<interp inst="t19050724-589-offence-3" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/>to breaking and entering the warehouse of
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<hi rend="italic">Three pre
<lb/>vious convictions were proved against Wood, It was stated that a large number of burglaries had been traced to the prisoners in buildings to which they had gained access by representing themselves as the St. Luke's Window Cleaning Company.</hi>
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<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-589-19050724 t19050724-589-punishment-10"/>Four years' penal servitude</rs>.</hi>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">LAWRENCE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def3-589-19050724 t19050724-589-punishment-11"/>Three years' penal servitude each</rs>.</hi>
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<interp inst="t19050724-589-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRAMPTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">Detective, City.</hi>) I have had the prisoners under observation since June 23rd—I saw Fisher on that day about 8.40 a.m. in Telegraph Street, Moorgate Street, by himself—he was loitering out
<lb/>side the doorway of No. 1, which is known as the White House—it is a block of offices with a facing of white enamelled bricks—he subse
<lb/>quently joined Smith in Basinghall Street, and after speaking to him went into the doorway of No. 10—he came out again and spoke to Smith, and after loitering there for a few minutes they both of them went away—I lost sight of them in one of the back courts off Aldermanbury—the next occasion I saw them was June 27th, about 9 a.m., when I saw Smith leaving his address, 25, Fitzroy Street, Fitzroy Square—I followed him into Euston Road and then he went back to the house again—about noon I saw him again in the neighbourhood of Red Lion Square with Fisher—they walked into Princeton Street, which leads from Red Lion Square into Bedford Row—they parted, Fisher going into Bedford Row Chambers, Princeton Street, which is the last house before you reach Bedford Row, on the left, and Smith walking to the corner of Princeton Street by Bedford Row, waited until Fisher came out—Fisher then joined Smith and they both walked across Theobald Road into Great James Street—they loitered in the neighbourhood for about half an hour and met a stranger—they all entered a public-house—I last saw them that day in Holborn by the corner of Warwick Court—on the next day, the 28th, I was watching 25, Fitzroy Street, when I saw Fisher enter the house at 7.50 a.m.—he knocked at the door and was admitted by someone whom I could not see—he only stood for a minute on the doorstep and was admitted within a reasonable time,</p>
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<p>not so quickly as if someone was standing behind the door to let him in—he was in the house about an hour—he then came out with Smith and I followed them to Portland Road, Holland Park, where they entered No. 5—this was about 9.58 a.m.—I had to return to Guildhall Police Court, so I left them there to two other officers—on June 30th I had them under observation, and also on the day of their arrest—on the 30th I saw them in Red Lion Square together, about 10.30 a.m.—they went to Bedford Row Chambers, Princeton Street, again, and were there about half an hour—Fisher entered Bedford Row Chambers while Smith waited outside at the corner—just before noon on July 1st I was with Detective Read in Red Lion Square, when we saw the prisoners coming to the Square from the direction of Theobald's Road—Fisher went into Bedford Row Chambers, leaving Smith outside again—Fisher remained there about fifteen minutes as near as I can say—he came out, carrying a small portmanteau, which he subsequently left at a coffee shop in Red Lion Street—I had them under observation up to the time of their arrest.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I gave evidence at the Police Court—I was not examined as to my observation of the prisoners on June 30th and July 1st, so I did not say anything about that—the next witness was called and I stepped back, thinking that my evidence was finished—my evi
<lb/>dence was read over to me—I commenced watching on June 23rd, about 8 a.m.—both the prisoners' addresses were unknown to me at the time—I watched 25, Fitzroy Street, on the 27th until Smith left, commencing about 7.30 a.m. and leaving off at 9 a.m.—I did not see them that day after 2 p.m.—on the morning of the 28th, when they came out of 25, Fitzroy Street, together, they went to a coffee shop and had some refresh
<lb/>ments, which took about twenty minutes—I had them under observation that morning from about 7.50 till 10 a.m., when I left them—I did not see what coin they paid for the refreshments in the coffee shop—they did pay—on the 30th of June I kept them under observation for about four hours—Smith was arrested first, in the street, and Fisher some time after
<lb/>wards—when at Gray's Inn Road police station later in the evening Smith said that Fisher had nothing to do with it—Fisher was at that time charged with being concerned with another man in uttering counterfeit coin on two occasions.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> So far as I know, the room in which Fisher was arrested was not his own room; I believe the occupier of the room gave evidence at Bow Street—it is an office for addressing circulars or something of that kind.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19050724-name-42" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BEARD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective, City</hi>). I was with the last witness keeping observation on the prisoners on June 26th at 25, Fitzroy Street at 7 a.m.—Smith came out alone at 8 a.m. and we followed him to various places—at 9.15 a.m. he met Fisher in the gardens of Red Lion Square—we kept them under observation till about 1.30 p.m.—I followed them to various places—during that time I followed them on three occasions Fisher went into the doorway of 9, Warwick Court, and Smith remained some distance away; then he came out and Smith joined him again—I followed them to Princeton Street—when Fisher went into the doorway Smith</p>
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<p>would remain about five or ten yards off—on each occasion between those three times they returned to Red Lion Square and sat down and had a short conversation—I lost sight of them at the Tube station, Chancery Lane—on June 30th I was keeping observation at 25, Fitzroy Street, when I saw Fisher arrive there at 9.30 a.m. and knock at the door, when he was admitted by someone—he remained there about ten minutes, when he came out with Smith—they went to Bedford Row Chambers, Princeton Street, Bedford Row, and it was there that Detective Garrett joined me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am quite sure that Fisher went into a doorway in Warwick Court; they met together in Red Lion Square—it struck me as being important—I gave evidence at Bow Street on July 3rd with my note book to refresh my memory—I did not say anything about that then—I merely answered the questions put to me by counsel, whose name I do not know—I was trying to associate these two men together—I was merely asked whether I had seen them at such and such a time in the morning until 1.30, and I answered in the affirmative—I had furnished the solicitor with the whole of my notes on some day previously—I have conducted cases of this sort before—it struck me as odd that I was not asked anything about my seeing Fisher go to Smith's house at 9.30 a.m.—it is a matter of opinion whether it was important or not; I think it is—there was not a word said about it at the Police Court—my evidence there is only a few lines.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The doorway at Warwick Court is an auctioneer's on the ground floor.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19050724-name-43" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH GILLARD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective, New Scotland Yard</hi>). On July 1st I went to Fitzroy Street, Fitzroy Square—acting from instructions I had re
<lb/>ceived, I took under observation No. 25, about 7.30 a.m.—the house seemed to have been closed during the night—I saw the prisoners leav
<lb/>ing the house about 9 a.m.—I followed them to a coffee shop close by in Euston Road, where they had breakfast—they were there about half an hour, when they came out and walked from there to the Albany, Great Portland Street—on coming out Smith went away for about half an hour and Fisher went down a mews close by—Fisher came from the mews and remained in the vicinity of the public house—Smith returned with another man about half an hour after their first arrival there—they re
<lb/>mained together for about a quarter of an hour, all three men in con
<lb/>versation; they picked this man up by some mews—they walked a little way down Great Portland Street and came back again towards the Albany; after a quarter of an hour the prisoners left the other man and walked together to Red Lion Square—I followed, and Smith appar
<lb/>ently went into a doorway of the Sunday League office, Fisher remain
<lb/>ing outside—Smith came out and joined Fisher—they then went to Bed
<lb/>ford Row Chambers, Princeton Street, and Fisher went inside while Smith remained outside walking about until he came out—they then walked through various streets to Seven Dials, where they entered the Grapes public-house—they left there and walked to Cambridge Circus together—they then retraced their steps and went into the Bunch of Grapes</p>
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<p>another public-house, which is also in Seven Dials—they came out to
<lb/>gether and walked up Shaftesbury Avenue through various streets to Bury Street, Bloomsbury Square—they walked past No. 12, Bury Street, which is a tobacconist and newsagent's shop kept by a Mrs. Hunt—after they had passed, Fisher handed something to Smith, who walked back and went into the shop, Fisher standing about thirty yards below the shop, close to the corner of Bury Street—on Smith coming out he joined Fisher, who had been apparently looking round and scouting during the time Smith was in the shop—they walked from there through various streets to Theobald's Road, which is two minutes from Princeton Street—Fisher apparently again handed something to Smith, who retraced his steps again and went into 132, Theobald's Road, a tobacconist and newsagent's kept by Miss Binning—Fisher was about thirty yards below the shop, looking down in the direction of the shop where Smith had gone—Smith came out of the shop—with Detective Read I went and saw Miss Binning; I had a conversation with her and she handed Read a coin which he examined and marked—when Smith came out I directed two City officers to keep the prisoners under observation with a view to arrest—I went back to Mrs. Hunt at 12, Bury Street, and had a conversation with her, when she produced to me this coin, which I found to be a counterfeit florin—I marked it—on leaving there I went to Red Lion Square, where I anticipated these prisoners would be—I was accompanied by Read, and I saw both prisoners together in Princeton Street—before we got up to them Fisher went down Princeton Street, while Smith went up Red Lion Street at right angles—with Read I followed Smith and caught him just as he was entering a coffee shop—I said to him, "I am a police officer, and I shall arrest you for uttering counterfeit coin"—I tried to search Smith on the spot—as I was dis
<lb/>guised very much as a rough, the crowd thought I was trying to take a liberty with him, so they became rather hostile—I took him to the station, when I found two counterfeit florins, one in his right side waist-coat pocket and one in his top left waistcoat pocket—the one in the top left waistcoat pocket was wrapped in very soft tissue paper—I also found 14s. in separate shillings, nineteen sixpences, sixpence in bronze and also two unopened packets of Wills' Gold Flake cigarettes.</p>
<p>[
<hi rend="italic">On July</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th a Juryman was absent owing to indisposition. After a fresh Juryman had been sworn the Judge read his notes of the evidence, to which the witnesses, after having been again sworn, assented.</hi>]</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When watching 25, Fitzroy Street, from 7.30 to 9 am. on July 1st I did not see Fisher go in at all—I am positive that he came out with Smith—I did not go into the coffee shop to ascertain what they had paid—I was a distance of sixty yards away from the Albany when they went into the doorway; I do not know whether they went into the bar or not—they were in there three or four minutes, long enough to have a drink—about two days after I enquired there whether they had had a drink—it is a fairly busy house; I do not know the trade they do—I could not follow Fisher down the mews, as it was a cul-de-sac—I should think there was a jobmaster who has stables there who would be</p>
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<p>likely to give employment to a man—I have not been there to make enquiries—I did not know that Fisher went down there to see a man to ask him to give Smith some work—they were in the Grapes about twenty, minutes—I subsequently made enquiries there and at the Bunch of Grapes—sometimes I was within twenty yards and sometimes a hundred yards of the prisoners; it depended on the circumstances—I was about forty yards away when Smith went into Mrs. Hunt's shop—I could not see what Fisher handed to Smith; whether it was a penknife or not—no penknife was found on Smith—the same thing applies to the second occasion when I saw that something was passed.</p>
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<interp inst="t19050724-name-44" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK READ</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective, New Scotland Yard</hi>). I was in the com
<lb/>pany of Gillard, Beard and Garrett in Theobald's Road on July 1st, when I saw the prisoners pass No. 132 and stop—Fisher handed something to Smith, who walked back and entered No. 132, Miss Binning's shop—Fisher stood and looked in the direction of the shop—Smith came out and walked towards Fisher, but he did not, speak to him; he walked by him—I went into the shop about a minute afterwards and found Miss Binning—I spoke to her, and she showed me a coin, which she had in her hand—I found it to be a counterfeit florin (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>).</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was near Gillard, walking by his side—I could not see what it was that Fisher handed to Smith.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19050724-name-45" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS CARLIY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective Sergeant, New Scotland Yard</hi>) Shortly after 1.40 p.m. on July 1st I was near Bedford Row, when I saw Smith in the custody of Gillard and Read—I went to their assistance and assisted in taking him to the police station in Gray's Inn Road—I was present when he was searched and charged—I went afterwards to Bedford Row Chambers, I, Princeton Street, with Beard and Garrett—on the third floor front room, which is a room occupied by a gentleman who carries on the business of an addressing agency, I found Fisher—I said to him, "I am a police officer, and I shall arrest you for being concerned with John Smith, now detained at Gray's Inn Road, for uttering counterfeit coin"—he said, "You will not find any
<hi rend="italic">snide</hi> on me"—
<hi rend="italic">snide</hi> is a phrase used amongst coiners to denote bad money—I searched him in the presence of other officers and found £1 in gold, ninepence in bronze, and this packet of Wills' Gold Flake cigarettes (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>), which was unopened and which "was opened by Fisher himself when he got to the station—on the way to the station he said, "No, this is not my game"—I went afterwards with Inspector Arrow to 25, Fitzroy Street, Fitzroy Square, and took part in the search there—I also went to 5, Portland Road, Holland Park, Fisher's address, and took part in the search there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When I first told the charge to him he said, "This is not my game. You will not find any
<hi rend="italic">snide</hi> on me"—
<hi rend="italic">snide</hi> is a fairly well-known word; I should think most people who attend Police Courts, or who read newspapers or magazines, would know it—I should say hundreds of thousands of packets of Wills' Gold Flake cigarettes are sold weekly—I found some files in his room, which could be used for coining, but you would want other things besides those, undoubtedly—I heard Smith say at the station that Fisher had nothing to do with it.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Chief Inspector, New Scotland Yard</hi>). On July 1st I went to Gray's Inn Road police station, where I found the prisoners in custody—on the afternoon of that day I went to 25, Fitzroy Street, Fitzroy Square, in company with Carlin and Gillard, where I saw Mrs. Date, who pointed out the ground floor back parlour to me—I, with. The other officers, searched the room—in the grate, in which there were ashes from a recent fire, I found a piece of worn emery cloth (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) and a piece of white metal and this hook, such as is used to hang coins up while in the bath (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—on the front of the fender facing the room, there was this splash of white metal (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—it is a small fender round the grate—in a cupboard underneath a washing stand I found this black bag, which was locked (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—I unlocked it with a key I had seen found on Smith and found these three crucibles (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>), one containing melted white metal, and a piece of melted white metal (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>), a pair of pliers showing marks of having been blackened by the fire, I should suggest, while taking off the crucible, a number of loose pieces of tin or metal hooks, similar to the one found in the grate—I searched the cup
<lb/>board in which I found the bag, and found fourteen moulds similar to this one (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>), with the impressions scraped out, a large quantity of broken pieces of mould, a quantity of what I have called polishing rags, and a quantity of loose plaster of Paris which had not been used, a knife bearing marks of plaster of Paris, a spoon also with the same marks, and a tin containing a substance which looked like powdered brick dust—I also found a bottle labelled "Poison "(
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>), containing a liquid of which I poured some out—I dipped a halfpenny into it, and it had the effect of silvering it (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—I examined the iron oven range and found that this bottom plate (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) bore marks of plaster of Paris—I found four packets of unopened Wills' Gold Flake cigarettes (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) and fifty pictures taken from, I believe, Wills' Gold Flake cigarette packets (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—I took these fragments of mould, to the office at Scotland Yard, and by carefully sifting them through our fingers, we took out some thirteen pieces of what appear to be milling, of which I produce two, and we also found three pieces of plaster of Paris, which were apparently parts of the mould of a florin—Sergeant Deacon took some photographs of some of the pieces, which he enlarged—he also photographed two of the counterfeit florins—I have compared the pieces containing portions of inscriptions of a florin, and find they correspond with the counterfeit florins—during the time he was in custody at Gray's Inn Road police station Fisher gave me his address, 5, Portland Road, Holland Park, telling me that he occupied the top floor back room in the name of Charles Roberts—when charged he said his name was Charles Robert Fisher—I went with Sergeant Carlin to his address and found in his room twelve small files, a pair of pincers, a wooden wedge and a receipt for a deposit in Parr's Bank, Notting Hill branch, for £200—I found no cash, good or bad—I then returned to Gray's Inn Road police station about 10 p.m.—I heard Gillard make a statement, and the prisoners were charged together with uttering counterfeit coins and possessing implements for coining—Gillard described his observations of the prisoners and their arrest, and</p>
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<p>when he mentioned that be saw Fisher and Smith come out of 25, Fitzroy Street, Fisher said, "I did not sleep at 25, Fitzroy Street; you did not see me leave the house"—Miss Binning then made a statement with regard to the prisoners, to which neither prisoner said anything—the charge was then formally read to both of them, to which neither made reply—about a minute after, Smith said, "This man (Fisher) knows nothing about it. I acknowledge the passing and I acknowledge possessing the im
<lb/>plements, but they were for making keys, not coin. I have not made any"—on the way to the cells Fisher said to me, "They did not see me give him any counterfeit coin. I might have given him some good money."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was with reference to Gillard saying that he saw something pass between Fisher and Smith that Fisher said, about ten minutes afterwards, "They did not see me give him any counterfeit coin"—nearly all the things I found in Smith's room were hidden in the washstand—I do not think files are much used for coining, except to file off the end of the metal called the "get"; emery paper does just as well—with regard to the files found in Fisher's room, I do not think they were used for coining—I do not remember Fisher saying that he had only known Smith fourteen days; he could not have known him much longer than that.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> They were both together when Smith was asked his address, which he refused—Fisher gave his Address at once—I handed the four counterfeit florins, three handed to me by Gillard and one by Read, to Deacon.</p>
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<interp inst="t19050724-name-47" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED DEACON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective, New Scotland Yard</hi>). I received from Chief Inspector Arrow some pieces of plaster of Paris of which I made enlarged photographs (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—I also made enlarged photographs of two of the four counterfeit florins he gave me (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>).</p>
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<interp inst="t19050724-name-48" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN DATE</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Walter Date, a printer's reader, of 25, Fitzroy Street, Fitzroy Square—on May 17th Smith came and took a back parlour on the ground floor at 8s. a week, for which he paid me 4s. in advance—I let the room to him in the name of Raven; he simply said he wanted a room; he did not tell me what he was—I employed Elizabeth Smith at my house as a charwoman, and during the whole of the time that Smith had the room she was at work in that capacity—he had a fire in his room while he was there to July 1st—he used to order his own coals, which he kept in the back yard—I saw Fisher once when, he came to the house; it was raining—it was between 3 and 4 p.m., but I cannot say what the date was—he knocked at the door, but Smith was not in, and he went away again—my husband was going to let him in, but I would not let him in, as he was a strange man—I saw him on another occasion on the opposite side of the road, waiting—Raven, that is Smith, went over and met him, and they walked in the direction of Goodge Street—my lodgers have a latchkey, and they come in and out when they like—Smith had a key—if anybody called at 7.30 a.m. I would not open the door; I should not be up—if Fisher came very early, Smith would open the door to him—I have heard voices in the next room.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I may have had more than six lodgers in June and July; on the top floor they are chiefly waiters—I did not take particular notice whom they let in—I would hear people talking about the house, but I would not know who they were—at this time my husband was not going to business; he was out of work, and that is why I have not been up very early—having a number of waiters in the house, they would come in and out at all times—Smith has now and again let Mrs. Smith in—she would never come before 8 a.m.—I should not always be down to see her come in—I opened the door to her myself very often—Fisher enquired for Raven when he came—I am quite sure it was Fisher; it was the first time I had seen him—I have a very good memory for faces; I never make a mistake about anyone—so far as I am concerned, I have never seen him in the house but on that one occasion.</p>
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<interp inst="t19050724-name-49" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH SMITH</persName> </hi>. I live at 37, Upper Charlton Street, Fitzroy Square, with my husband—at the end of last May I was employed by Mrs. Date as a charwoman, going to her house every day—Smith occupied the back parlour on the ground floor—I knew him by the name of Raven, and I attended to his room—I laid a fire for him, but I did not light it—the mornings after I laid it there were ashes—on most days it had been lit, but there were some days in between when it had not been lit—with the exception of two or three days I laid the fire during the latter part of June—on the last week before he was arrested there were a few days on which I did not have to lay the fire; it might have been three, but no more—I have noticed when taking out the ashes that there were some white splashes similar to whiting between the bars of the grate and the oven door, and there were three packets of what appeared to be whiting in the cupboard of the washstand—on emptying the basin I have seen some sort of white sediment at the bottom—whilst at work there a gentleman came on two occasions to enquire for Smith—I am almost sure it was Fisher—I saw him in the place; I did not answer the door to him—on the first occasion I saw him coming into Smith's room and on the second occasion he was coming out—the first time was in the afternoon, and the second in the morning, I cannot tell the exact times—I usually got there at 9 a.m.—it might have been 10 a.m. when I saw him in the morning; he did not stop long—in the afternoon he might have been there forty-five minutes—I have seen this black bag in the washstand; it is Smith's—when I handled it it was heavy and was locked.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I saw Fisher's face, but I did not take particular notice of him—there are quite a number of boarders who have friends coming in and out—I cannot give you any idea of the dates when Fisher came—I should say it was a fortnight before Smith was arrested that Smith came the second time—last Monday I was taken to the police station to identify Fisher—I saw twelve men, but I did not pick him out from amongst them—I cleaned the step at about 9.30 a.m. every morn
<lb/>ing—about 9.15 a.m. on July 1st Smith left the house alone—I did not see him join anyone outside—Fisher remained ten minutes on the first occasion that he called; I saw him go into the house—I could not identify him at the police station, but the more I look at Fisher the more I think</p>
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<p>he is the man—I could have identified him, only I was not quite sure—I was at the Police Court on one occasion more than an hour when I saw him in the dock.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> When I saw him in the dock at Bow Street I really could identify him; I was almost sure that he was the right man—I first heard of the prisoner's being in custody a week after he was arrested—I can remember Saturday, July 1st, particularly, because that was the day on which I left Mrs. Date's employ—as near as I can say, it was between 9.15 and 9.20 a.m. that morning when he let me in—he had been out already and he came across to the door and asked me if I would like him to let me in, and he opened the door for me with his latchkey—he then went off—I saw him at the corner, before I got to the door, go into a laundry in London Street, which is only just across the road—I came along London Street to get to the house, and he came along behind me—I did not see anyone else besides him.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—on the Monday after I went to the police station, where I saw a number of men, from whom I picked out Smith as the man who had paid me the coin.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19050724-name-51" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY BINNING</persName> </hi>. I live at 132, Theobald's Road, where I keep a news-agent and tobacconist's shop—on July 1st Smith came into the shop and I served him with a packet of Wills' Gold Flake cigarettes, price 3d.—he gave me a florin in payment, and I gave him the change when he left—two police officers came in and in consequence of what they said to me I handed them the florin, which I still had in my hand—this is the one (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—one of the police officers marked it—in the evening of the same day I went to the police station and identified Smith.</p>
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<p>not like absolutely to say that they are coin moulds, because the centre pieces have all been scraped out—they are the shape of the ordinary kind of moulds, and moulds are always made in plaster of Paris—I have seen bent pieces of metal, which are to hold the coins in the bath in what is called the dipping solution, without the aid of a battery—the bottle labelled "Poison "contains cyanide of potassium and nitrate of silver, which is used for silvering purposes without the aid of a battery.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Fisher, in his defence on oath, said that he met Smith fourteen to eighteen days before his arrest at a restaurant; that they became friendly from having both been a great deal in America; that Smith told him his name was Raven and said he was out of work; that he promised to do what he could for him; that he met Smith subsequently six or seven times, but had only once been in his rooms about a week before his arrest, and that he had been to his house two or three times three or four days before his arrest, and on the day of his arrest, but he had not gone in; that he never knew at any time that he was engaged in making or uttering counterfeit coin, nor had he (Fisher) had any upon him at any time; that on July 1st he did not go into Smith's room, but waited till he came out at 9.5 a.m., having met him at 8.5 a.m. at Tottenham Court Road; that they went on to the Albany public-house; that he (Fisher) then went down a mews there to see a man named Charles Thomas, a horse and carriage dealer, with reference to getting Smith some work; that a letter found in his pocket addressed to "Mr. C. Thomas, Kelly's Library, Shaftesbury Avenue," was addressed to a different Thomas to the carriage dealer; that it was a penknife which Smith borrowed from him to cut a nail that he handed to Smith before he went into the tobacconist's shop, and not counterfeit money; that he handed Fisher</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">just as they were going into Bury Street, as he was hard up; that he had no particular reason for giving his name as Charles Robert at</hi> 5,
<hi rend="italic">Portland Road, Holland Park, nor for giving his name as Henry Conrad on another occasion, but that his name was Charles Robert Henry Conrad Fisher; and that he may have used the name of Edward Simpson.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, July</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1905.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MARSHALL HALL, K.C</hi>.,
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FLEMING</hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. OLIVER</hi>
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<p>coming from the direction of Wembley—I had previously been to a fire in that direction, and knew what had happened—I was standing still when the prisoner approached me and bid me "Good-morning"—he was not calling out "Fire "or anything of that sort—he had some pieces of hay and seeds on his jacket—I said to him, "It looks as if you had been among the hay somewhere"—he took a seat on the coping of a wall, and in a few seconds said, "I may as well tell you the truth; I set the stack on fire"—I told" him I should take him to the station—he said, "I cannot get any work, and I might as well be in prison"—a little farther up the road he said, "I am on the Crimes List and am well known at Brixton prison, and this will be enough to get me twelve months"—at the station, after making my statement to the officer on duty, the prisoner said he wished to make a statement, and it was taken down—he was quite sober to my idea—when charged he made no reply—I went to a field at Wem
<lb/>bley, where the stack was on fire and also a waggon—several people were in the road—the stack belonged to Mr. Carpenter, of Church Road, Willesden—it was not completely burnt out, but the waggon was—nothing else was damaged that I saw.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I did not see you about two hours before 3 a.m.—I did not see anyone running up the road towards the station—you were not shouting "Fire"—I did not meet you near the first fire alarm—you did not accompany me back to the fire—I was not near the Spotted Dog—I did not tell you that I had a bottle of beer hidden away—at 3 a.m. you told me that you volunteered your services at the fire—we did not have a drink together out of a bottle of beer—you did not say, "Let us come to an agreement before we go any further"—you did not say that you would not
<hi rend="italic">cross swamp</hi> me.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">X.</hi>) On the morning of July 13th the prisoner was brought to the station—I was in the charge room—he made a statement, which I took down (
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>): "Between 12 at night and 1 a.m. on the 13th instant I went to the hay stack to be down to rest, having no money for a bed, and while I was lying on the hay stack I lit my pipe with a match, but I cannot say where I threw the match after I lit my pipe, but shortly afterwards I noticed that the hay stack was on fire; I then ran up the road towards Harlesden and shouted "Fire," and when questioned by 415 X. respecting some hay which was on my hard felt hat I told him I had set the stack on fire, but not designedly"—when charged he made no reply—I took him to Harrow Police Court before the Magis
<lb/>trate, where the constable gave evidence—after the constable had given his evidence the prisoner said, "The constable's evidence is quite true, but I do not like the word 'maliciously'; I admit criminal negligence, but do not like 'maliciously'"—I searched him and found upon him a pipe, with scarcely any tobacco in it, two boxes of matches, and a tobacco pouch.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Mr. Carpenter did not wish to withdraw the charge—I searched you in front of him—the charge was not altered from mali
<lb/>ciously to unlawfully—I called the sub-divisional inspector and acquain
<lb/>ted him of the fire.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate: "I have nothing to say, except that I object to the word 'maliciously.' "</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence on oath, said that he went to Wembley to look for a man who owed him three shillings, but did not find him; that two other men were with him at the stack when this unfortunate thing occurred; that when he saw the fire he shouted out; that when he saw the policeman he (the prisoner) said, "Will it make any difference to you if I admit I am the cause of the fire?"; that the policeman said, "It will; it will clear up a mystery "; and that he admitted he had been twice convicted and was well known at Brixton.</hi> </p>
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, July</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1905.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19050724-594-offence-1 t19050724-name-62"/>Christie, Manson & Co.</persName> </rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-594-19050724 t19050724-594-punishment-13"/>Three years' penal servitude</rs>.</hi>
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<p>(595.)
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRANTHAM</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>perfectly sober—I had had a glass of porter—I caught Kilby by the coat; he tried to run away, and 1 stopped him—the prisoners walked out of the public-house two or three minutes after I had paid for the first drink—I had no cloak on like I have now.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by White.</hi> I told the Magistrate you followed me into the public-house—that was a mistake—I said Kilby peeped round the corner, but it was you—you said, "Don't make no fuss; we will see what we can do for you."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Kilby.</hi> You were not standing near my dress; you were at the counter—I missed my purse the second time you were in the house—I was perfectly sober—I said, "Young man, I have lost my purse; one of you have got it"—only you two and my friend and I were in the bar.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi> We had no conversation with these men, even when they were near us.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19050724-name-69" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH BELGER</persName> </hi>. I live in Gloucester Street, close to the last witness—I was with her in this public-house on July 8th—the prisoners followed us in—no one else was in the bar—Glover paid for a drink out of her purse, which she took from her right-hand pocket, and put back again—the prisoners went out for a few minutes and then came back, and White sat by Glover's side—Glover's friend, Rogers, was passing the public-house at the time—Glover called for a drink, put her hand in her pocket, and said, "My purse is gone"—I saw the prisoners go out before Glover's friend went by—Glover and I went outside—we saw White peeping from the urinal, and 1 went towards him—I recognised him as the man I had seen sitting by Glover's side—I said, "My friend has lost her purse; one of you have got it"—he said, "Don't make a fuss; I have only 4s. 3d.," and turning to Kilby he said, "Will you give me 6s. towards it?"—Kilby tried to strike me, and said, "What has that to do with me?"—I said, "I wish my husband was here"—I stood there, and Kilby said. "I would give it to her, only she has gone to fetch a policeman; I would sooner go down for it"—Glover's friend had gone for a policeman—I saw 4s. 3d. in White's hand.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by White.</hi> You showed me two 2s. pieces and 3d.—both of you said, "Don't make a fuss"—you did not offer to fetch a policeman; a policeman was fetched to you—I do not know the neigh
<lb/>bourhood.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19050724-name-70" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH ROGERS</persName> </hi>. I know Glover and Belger—I remember passing the Hole-in-the-Wall on the night of July 8th,—Glover is may cousin—I saw the prisoners—White offered me two 2s. pieces and 3d. when I said to him, "You have stolen my cousin's purse"—he said, "Don t make a fuss; come round here; I have only 4s. 3d.," then he turned to Kilby and asked for 6s. to make it up, but he would not, and I went for a police
<lb/>man—Kilby took out some silver, and said he had gold in his back pocket—White looked as if he had had a little drink—he knew what he was talking about—I was not the worse for drink.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">E.R.</hi>) I was called by Rogers in Theobald's Road on July 8th, about 8.30 p.m., to the Hole-in-the-Wall—the pro
<lb/>secutrix said, "They stole my purse"—I took the prisoners to the station, where they were charged—I searched them—on Kilby I found 12s. 6d. silver and 7d. bronze, and on White a 2s. piece and 3 1/2 d. bronze—the prisoners were about fifty yards from the public-house when I came up, and about fifteen yards from the urinal, near a boarding where a build
<lb/>ing is being demolished by the London County Council—I looked for the purse.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. The coins I found on Kilby were two half-crowns, a florin, four separate shillings and three sixpences and sevenpence—the prisoners were walking away from me towards Rutland Street—I was on point duty in Theobald's Road, when a little boy called my attention to the prisoners, and as soon as the prosecutrix said she had been robbed I caught both prisoners by the collar, so that neither of them could run away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Kilby.</hi> The prosecutrix said, "I have been robbed "—I said, "Shall I take them into custody?"—she said, "Yes," and I caught you by the collar.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by Kilby</hi>). When you came from the urinal you said, "Don't make any fuss, Missis. How much have you lost?"—I said, "10s."—I did not know exactly.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">White, in his defence, said that the prosecutrix had lost her money and wanted to make out she was robbed.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Kilby, in his defence, said that he could not have taken the purse, because he was not next to Mrs. Glover.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19050724-596-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">White then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at North London Sessions on August</hi> 9
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1904,
<hi rend="italic">and Kilby to a conviction of felony at North London Police Court on August</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">nd</hi>, 1900.
<hi rend="italic">Six other convic
<lb/>tions were proved against White and five against Kilby.</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">WHITE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-596-19050724 t19050724-596-punishment-15"/>Three years' penal servitude</rs>.</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">KILBY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-596-19050724 t19050724-596-punishment-16"/>Twelve months' hard labour</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ELIJAH BROWN</hi> (75)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19050724-597-offence-1 t19050724-name-74"/>Richard James Keen</persName>.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WOODCOCK</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19050724-name-75" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19050724-name-75" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-name-75" type="surname" value="MILLER"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-name-75" type="given" value="HORATIO"/>HORATIO MILLER</persName> </hi> (282 s.) On July 14th I saw the prisoner about 3.50 p.m. in Page Street, Mill Hill, leading a pony with a hempen halter—he did not seem to know which way to go—I knew the pony; I had seen it in a cart—I stopped the prisoner and asked him where he was going with the pony—he said he had bought it—I said he would have to come back with me to Mr. Keen's—he said, "I bought the f—-----pony"—I was taking him back when Keen met us, and said the pony belonged to him, and that it had been taken out of his field—he said he would charge the prisoner, and I took him to the station, where he was charged.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19050724-name-76" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-name-76" type="surname" value="KEEN"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-name-76" type="given" value="RICHARD JAMES"/>RICHARD JAMES KEEN</persName> </hi>. I reside at Good News Farm, Mill Hill—on Friday, July 14th, I missed my pony from my field about 3.30 p.m.—I had seen the prisoner leaning on the gate, and looking into the field where</p>
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<p>the pony was—I next saw it opposite my farm with the policeman and the prisoner—the policeman asked if it was my pony—I said, "Yes "—he said he met the prisoner up the road with it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I saw a man's face who was looking over the gate—there is no footpath near there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19050724-name-77" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19050724-name-77" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-name-77" type="surname" value="FULLER"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-name-77" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE FULLER</persName> </hi> (2 s.) On July 14th the prisoner was brought to the station—he said, "I gave £4 10s. for the b—pony off a gipsy down the lane this afternoon"—I asked him what gipsy—he said he did not know, he could not say.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, said that he bought the pony half a mile away, and paid four sovereigns and four half-crowns for it.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t19050724-597-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19050724-597-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-597-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at Clerken
<lb/>well Green on June</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1902,
<hi rend="italic">in the name of John Smith. Four other convictions were proved, including two terms of ten and twelve years, and commencing in</hi> 1861,
<hi rend="italic">for housebreaking, the others being for horse stealing.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-597-19050724 t19050724-597-punishment-17"/>Twelve months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, July</hi> 25
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1905.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before J. A. Rentoul, Esq., K.C.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19050724-598-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to forg
<lb/>ing an order for the payment of £3 10s. with intent to defraud;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to stealing and receiving a blank form of banker's cheque belonging to
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19050724-598-offence-1 t19050724-name-79"/>Alfred Henry Dawbarn</persName>.</rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Discharged on his own recognisances in</hi> £5
<hi rend="italic">and one surety of</hi> £5.</rs></p> </div1>
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<p>(599.)
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES STEVENS</hi> (36)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19050724-599-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="sodomy"/> to assault
<lb/>ing
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<interp inst="t19050724-name-81" type="surname" value="STEVENS"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19050724-599-offence-1 t19050724-name-81"/>Albert Stevens</persName> with intent to commit an abominable crime with him; also indecently assaulting him.
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t19050724-599-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-599-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-599-19050724 t19050724-599-punishment-19"/>Judgment respited.</rs> </hi>—And</rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>(600.)
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<hi rend="largeCaps">DANIEL SHANLY</hi> (42)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19050724-600-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="breakingPeace"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-600-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="wounding"/>, to attempting to commit suicide. (</rs>
<hi rend="italic">See next case.</hi>)
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<interp inst="t19050724-600-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>601.
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<interp inst="def1-601-19050724" type="age" value="42"/>
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<interp inst="def1-601-19050724" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">DANIEL SHANLY</hi> </persName> was
<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted
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<interp inst="t19050724-601-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="sexual"/>
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<interp inst="t19050724-name-84" type="surname" value="SHANLY"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19050724-601-offence-1 t19050724-name-84"/>Elizabeth Shanly</persName>, a girl above thirteen and under sixteen years of age.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">DR. COUNSELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19050724-601-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-601-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t19050724-601-punishment-20" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-601-punishment-20" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-601-19050724 t19050724-601-punishment-20"/>Eighteen months' hard labour</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>602.
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<interp inst="def1-602-19050724" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="def1-602-19050724" type="age" value="47"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HERBERT ELDRIDGE</hi> (47)</persName>
<rs id="t19050724-602-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19050724-602-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-602-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, Unlawfully and fraudulently obtaining by false pretences from
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<interp inst="t19050724-name-86" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19050724-602-offence-1 t19050724-name-86"/>Arthur David Mordant</persName> orders for the payment of £1,200 and £500, and £500 in money, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRAMPTON</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">for the Prosecution, offered no evidence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t19050724-602-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19050724-602-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="notGuilty"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-602-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, July</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1905.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<p>603.
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<interp inst="def1-603-19050724" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">ALBERT GECK</hi> (32)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19050724-603-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="damage"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-603-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="arson"/>, Feloniously setting fire to a certain shop the property of
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<interp inst="t19050724-name-88" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-name-88" type="surname" value="LOCK"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19050724-603-offence-1 t19050724-name-88"/>John Lock</persName>, with intent to injure.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MACKAY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19050724-name-89" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19050724-name-89" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-name-89" type="surname" value="LOCK"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-name-89" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN LOCK</persName> </hi>. I am an upholsterer, of Pembroke Street, Old Ford, and I have a workshop at Rappley Place, Tyssen Street, Bethnal Green</p>
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<p>Road—on Monday, July 10th, at 4.30 p.m., I left those premises secured and locked—I am the master-man there, and I locked it up myself—I keep wool, flock and other material I use for my trade there—the prisoner worked for me for about eighteen months, and I discharged him about four months ago through slackness of work—we parted on good terms—I have not seen him since—I next saw the premises between 7 and 8 p.m.—one half of the shop was burnt, and all the windows and walls—the fire was out when I got there.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I do not owe you a farthing.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19050724-name-90" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19050724-name-90" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-name-90" type="surname" value="HAYWARD"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-name-90" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES HAYWARD</persName> </hi> I am a cabinetmaker—on July 10th the prisoner came to my shop and said to my son," Have you seen Mr. Lock?" my son said, "No"—he said, "He owes me £2, and I want to see him "—he then put himself into a fighting attitude and said, "If not, I shall do something to him"—he took some money from his pocket and showed it to my son, who said, "Get home and take care of your money. Mr. Lock is not here"—the prisoner then shook hands with him and he went from the shop down the staircase—two or three minutes after he had left, my son, Walter Boxer and Coffin went downstairs—Mr. Lock's shop is underneath ours, and we found his place was alight—I told my son to get a chopper, and he ran and got one and broke the lock off, the door being locked—I opened the door and the flames scorched me a little—the fire was put out in half an hour—on the left-hand side of the door there were cracks in the boarding, and there was one place in particular where I could force my fingers through—probably the light was put through those cracks, but I cannot say.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. The prisoner seemed to me to be perfectly sober; I cannot say exactly how he was—he seemed to be a little excited about something—he was pretty sober, I should think.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19050724-name-91" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19050724-name-91" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-name-91" type="surname" value="BOXER"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-name-91" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER BOXER</persName> </hi>. On July 10th I was at work in Mr. Hayward's shop when the prisoner came up about 6.50 p.m. and said to Mr. Hayward, "Is Mr. Lock in?"—Mr. Hayward said, "No"—the prisoner said, "That man owes me £2"—Mr. Hayward said, "I don't want to know anything about that"—the prisoner said, "I will fight him like
<hi rend="italic">this</hi> for that £2," and he put his hands up—he shook hands with Mr. Hayward, nodded "Good-night "to me, and went downstairs—he was gone several minutes, when all at once I heard a noise—I jumped on the bench and saw the prisoner running as fast as he could in the street—he turned round and I saw he looked very white—I said, "That man has done something. Come downstairs quick," and we went downstairs—I was working on the third floor and Mr. Lock is on the second floor—the prisoner had a pipe in his mouth when he left us, but he was Dot smoking.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. The fire was discovered, I should say, at 7.5 p.m.—I handed a pail of water to Mr. Hayward—I could not see how the fire originated; there was too much smoke—when the fire was put out I saw the floor at the side of the door was burnt and the door was also burnt inside—at the bottom of the door there was a hole; it could easily be pulled a little way out at the bottom; there was only a lock in the middle—it was a
<hi rend="italic">strongish</hi> door—you could put a light through the space under</p>
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<p>the door or through several cracks in the door about three-eighths of an inch wide—there was wool and other stuff inside for upholstering.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19050724-name-92" type="given" value="FREDERICK JOHN"/>FREDERICK JOHN RUSS</persName> </hi>. I am a French polisher, and on July 10th I was working at 2, Rappley Place—I was on the same floor as Mr. Lock, next door—between 7 and 8 p.m. on that day I saw Mr. Lock's place on fire—I saw the prisoner go in there before 7 and come running out again after 7; he had been in there about half an hour
<hi rend="italic">messing</hi> about—it was then that I saw the fire—as the prisoner passed my shop he said, "Revenge, revenge; that is my £2"—I rushed upstairs and saw Mr. Hay ward's son—I then gave chase to the prisoner, but lost him—I came back and went into Lock'8 premises—there is a partition there with a crack in it through which a match could be inserted—the door was burned all along and at the side—the windows were catching when the fire was put out by the firemen.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19050724-name-93" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19050724-name-93" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-name-93" type="surname" value="PULLEN"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-name-93" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH PULLEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Sergeant H.</hi>) On the following Saturday to this the prisoner came into the police station at Commercial Street to make a com
<lb/>plaint about someone following him—I asked him his name, and he said, "Davies"—I said, "I have reason to believe your name is Walter Geck," he said, "It used to be, but it is not now"—I said, "I shall arrest you for setting fire to No. 1, Rappley Place, Bethnal Green, on last Monday evening"—he said, "No one saw me do it, and they have got to prove I did it"—he had kept away from the place since that time—he made no reply when charged.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi> When he came to the station the officer thought he answered the description of the man wanted, and sent for me, as I had charge of the case.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The 'prisoner's statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "I was drunk on Monday night, and was smoking. I had a pipe in my mouth. The fire broke out, and they accused me. I did not do it."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, said that the whole thing was a put-up job against him; that he was too drunk at the time to have set fire to the place; that Lock owed him no money and he had no object in doing it.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The Jury intimated that they had a doubt as to the prisoner's sanity</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19050724-name-94" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19050724-name-94" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-name-94" type="surname" value="LOCK"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-name-94" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN LOCK</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). The prisoner is a German—during the eighteen months that he was with me I saw nothing strange about him when he was sober, but when he was in drink he would come round raving—he got locked up twice for being drunk—he is not a mechanic at all; he only assists me.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">Recommended to mercy by the Jury on the ground that they entertained some doubt as to his sanity. He then</hi> </rs>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at Worship Street Police Court on August</hi> 1
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1902.
<hi rend="italic">four previous convictions for drunkenness were proved against him. It was ascertained from Pullen, that had the fire not been extinguished when it was, there would have been a serious fire, as all the adjoining houses were of wood.
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">them</hi>—I had a row with their brother two years ago about some rabbits—I have not had a row with them since—in the winter I sell rabbits at my barrow and in the summer, fruit—Vince is a costermonger and goes to the meat market as well—they had had enough to drink—I told them to clear out—the wife of one of the prisoners came up and the prisoners walked away—
<hi rend="italic">me</hi> and Vince went in and had drink and came out—as I was going home William Sewell came up from behind and stabbed me in the back—I saw Edward had a knife also—this small Knife (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) was left sticking in my back—I was also stabbed in the neck, and I have still got the marks—I fell to the ground and was taken to the hospital—I went in on the Monday and came out on the Saturday week—both prisoners stabbed me, William stabbing me first.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by William Sewell.</hi> Edward came up to us and asked Vince what was the cause of his knocking your brother Samuel about—I did not strike Edward in the face as I came down the street five minutes afterwards—we never fell to the ground.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I do not know if Edward fell to the ground.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Edward Sewell.</hi> When you asked Vince why he had been knocking your brother about, I said, "Why don't you go home?"</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19050724-name-99" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-name-99" type="surname" value="VINCE"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-name-99" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES VINCE</persName> </hi>. I am a meat porter, of 11, North Street, Clerkenwell—between 9 and 10 p.m. on June 19th I was with Grady outside the Market public-house in Chapel Street, when the prisoners came up and said, "We are going to do the same
<hi rend="italic">that</hi> the brothers Stratton
<hi rend="italic">has</hi> done. We are brothers together, and we are going to kill a few in Chapel Street"—they did not seem to me to be drunk—William Sewell's wife came up and said to him, "Why don't you go away?"and I said, "Me go away; why should I go away? I am going to stop here"—Grady turned round and said to the prisoners, "Clear out of it"—we were sitting on someone's barrow—they then left us—Grady and I had a glass of ale together—we then came out and he left me at the barrow and went down the street—all of a sudden somebody at the side said, "Look out; he is going down the street"—I ran after Grady, but before I got up to him Edward Sewell struck him in the back with a knife—Grady cried out, "For God's sake, whatever you do, pull it out"—Edward Sewell and he then both fell to the ground—I pulled out the knife from Grady's back—amongst the crowd that collected were Edward Sewell's and Samuel Sewell's wives, and they started sticking me with hatpins</p>
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<p>as I was trying to get Grady up, and I had to
<hi rend="italic">cock</hi> my leg up to push them away—I got Grady to his feet and helped him to the bottom of Chapel Street—William was right behind Grady at the time of the stabbing—I did not see him do anything—another
<hi rend="italic">chap</hi> and
<hi rend="italic">me</hi> got Grady into a cab, and he was driven to the hospital—I cannot say where he was wounded.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by William Sewell.</hi> Nothing at all was said about my knocking your brother Sam about.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Edward Sewell.</hi> You did not say to me, "Charlie what are you knocking Sam about for, and what are you going to knock me about for?"—I did not say, "You are one of the brothers; you might as well have some as well as him"—I did not come across the road to you the day before, and tell you I would pull your wind-pipe out for you—somebody did not pull me away, nor did I fall to the ground—I spoke to your brother Sam indoors—I did not see Grady strike you.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. Edward did not have any mark upon him as if he had been struck in the jaw.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19050724-name-100" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19050724-name-100" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-name-100" type="surname" value="BENNETT"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-name-100" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BENNETT</persName> </hi> (255
<hi rend="italic">G.</hi>) About 11.15 p.m. on June 19th I was on duty when I saw the prisoner in White Lion Street surrounded by about twelve people—they were quarrelling with another man, and I re
<lb/>quested them to go away—William Sewell said, "I struck him under the jaw," and Edward Sewell said, "I stabbed him"—someone in the crowd said, "Hush," and Edward said, "They can
<hi rend="italic">pinch</hi> me if they like"—they went on to a public-house, when they were taken into custody—I know nothing of the stabbing business.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19050724-name-101" type="given" value="BERNARD"/>BERNARD RIVERE</persName> </hi>. I am house surgeon at St. Bartholomew's Hospital—Grady was brought in with three wounds down the left side of the back of his neck, and one over his shoulder behind, and he was bleeding rather severely—the wound at the top of his neck was a deep one, and I tied an artery there—he had lost a lot of blood, and his shirt was soaked with it—the wound at the top of his neck was a serious one; it had not gone through any very big vein, but it was in a dangerous place—I think either of these knives could have produced the wounds—I think he was in the hospital about a fortnight, bat I had nothing to do with him whilst he was in—I saw him when he went out; his wounds were quite healed then.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19050724-name-102" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE HANDERSON</persName> </hi>. I have left school, and live at 1, Rising Hill Street; I am not at work—on June 19th I was standing outside a crowd in Chapel Street when this knife (
<hi rend="italic">Smaller knife produced</hi>) came over and hit me on the head—I gave it to a police constable.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19050724-name-103" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN MCGEE</persName> </hi>. I live at 5, Prospect Row, Henry Street—at 10 p.m. on June 19th I was in Chapel Street when I saw a crowd—I pushed my way in and saw William Sewell—I said to him, "Why don't you get out of the crowd?"and I
<hi rend="italic">shoved</hi> him out of the crowd—he had a knife in his hand, which he held under his jacket—I took it away from him—there was</p>
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<p>someone lying on the ground, but I did not see who it was—I should say this larger knife was just about the same when I took it from him as it is now—a few shops were open.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">William Sewell, in his defence on oath, said that on the day before this occurred Vince had threatened to pull his brother Edward's windpipe out; that he wanted to fight him (William) also, but was pulled away by his friends; that Vince on his way home hit his (William's) brother Samuel three times; that he merely went up on this day to ask Vince why he had hit his brother: that he had bought the knife McGee had found on him under his coat for cutting up rabbits, and that he was holding it in that way for safety; that Grady hit his brother Edward under the jaw and they both fell to the ground; that he did not use his knife at all; and that he (William) never said anything about the Strattons.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Edward Sewell, in his defence on oath, said that five minutes after leaving Grady and Vince, Grady came up to him and got him by the throat; that he fell down and as Grady was banging his head on the pavement he pricked him with the knife which he had in his hand in order to save his own life.</hi> </p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19050724-name-104" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN RICHARDS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Sergeant G.</hi>) I was in the police station when the prisoners were brought in about 11.30 p.m.—there were no signs of bruises on either of them—on Edward Sewell there was a slight abrasion on his right cheek about nine days old.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19050724-604-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM SEWELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony on August</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1898.
<hi rend="italic">Six previous convictions were proved against him. The police gave him a bad character.—
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<hi rend="largeCaps">EDWARD SEWELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">received a good character from the police, who stated that he had been led away by his brother—
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner was
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19050724-606-offence-1 t19050724-name-107"/>Express Dairy Co</persName>. by false pretences 6s., their moneys, with intent to defraud, and to other counts charging him with similar offences. </rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-606-19050724 t19050724-606-punishment-25"/>Three years' penal servitude</rs>.</hi>
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, July</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1905.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19050724-name-109" type="given" value="HUNTLEY"/>MR. HUNTLEY JENKINS</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRANTHAM</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19050724-name-110" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19050724-name-110" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
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<interp inst="t19050724-name-110" type="given" value="GOERGE"/>GOERGE MITCHSELL</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer, of 35, Eleanor Street, Bow-near-Church—I opened a deposit account on January 19th, 1897, at Addington Road, Bow, and this is my bank book—there should now be £53 0s. 10d. standing to my credit—I have never had a withdrawal, nor signed any notice of withdrawal—£48 is missing—my wife kept the book—she died on May 11th this year, when I wanted money for the funeral, and looked at the book—I found that £48 0s. 10d. had been withdrawn unknown to me—I never authorised my wife, nor anybody else to withdraw the money—the prisoner is a stranger to me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I handed my deposit book to my wife soon after I put my money in—I suggested that she should keep it because I trusted her—she knew what money was in the bank.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19050724-name-111" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19050724-name-111" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-name-111" type="surname" value="BUTLER"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-name-111" type="given" value="ETHEL"/>ETHEL BUTLER</persName> </hi>. I am an assistant at the Post Office at Bow-near Church—this is my writing on this notice of withdrawal of June 27th, 1904—a man brought the deposit book—a reply-paid telegram was sent to the office—the practice is to ask the applicant if the deposit book is his, and then ask him to sign the notice of withdrawal, before he can get the money.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I cannot remember the man who came on June 27th, but my writing is there—people apply for one another sometimes.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> In that case a special form has to be signed by a doctor, a minister of religion, or a Justice of the Peace.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19050724-name-112" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19050724-name-112" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-name-112" type="surname" value="KNOWLES"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-name-112" type="given" value="BLANCHE"/>BLANCHE KNOWLES</persName> </hi>. I am an assistant at the Post Office at 540, Commercial Road, Stepney—on June 27th, 1904, I was on duty at Bow-near-Church Post Office—I filled up this receipt on the deposit book being handed to me by the prisoner—the form was already prepared—I handed him £4—he signed the receipt in my presence, and I handed the book back to him—I identified the prisoner at the Police Court.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19050724-name-113" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19050724-name-113" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-name-113" type="surname" value="PHILIPS"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-name-113" type="given" value="JOHN DRURY"/>JOHN DRURY PHILIPS</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk at the General Post Office—in consequence of a complaint I saw the prisoner at the Addington Road, Bow, Post Office on June 21st—I showed him the thirteen notices of with
<lb/>drawal and the thirteen warrants produced to the amount of £48—I told him who I was, and cautioned him; then I said I had reason to believe he would be identified as the person who made out the withdrawals, I asked him if he would offer any explanation—he said, "I signed them all; I did it for Mrs. Mitchell. She gave me 5s., 7s. 6d. or 10s."—he "was then given into custody.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner was open and candid in every way—the word "applicant "is in the form, but the applicant is asked if he is the depositor, and the notice of withdrawal says, "I wish to withdraw"—as to whether the deposits will be made good, that is a matter for the Postmaster General.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19050724-name-114" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19050724-name-114" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-name-114" type="surname" value="NORRIS"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-name-114" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD NORRIS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Sergeant K.</hi>) About 3 o'clock on June 21st I saw the prisoner in custody at 2, Addington Road, Bow—I told him he would be charged with forging and uttering between December last and April this year thirteen Post Office withdrawals and warrants, and defrauding</p>
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<p>the Postmaster General of the sum of £48—he replied, "I admit I signed the whole of the papers; Mrs. Mitchell asked me to do it. Sometimes I got 5s., sometimes 7s. 6d., and sometimes 10s. for doing it. I used to send the other money to her"—after he was charged he was identified by Miss Knowles, a clerk from the Post Office, when he said, "It was not necessary to have me identified. I have admitted that I am the person who signed the withdrawals, and drew the money in the name of George Mitchell."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He was quite open and candid when I saw him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence on oath, said that he signed notices and receipts as a favour to Mrs. Mitchell, and thought there was no harm in doing so, as she told him "the governor "could not, and she would make it all right for him, which she did by allowing him the 5s., 7s. 6d. and 10s. mentioned; that she said she wanted the money to go to Cambridge to see her mother and gave other reasons, and said that she would pay the money back, but that he never tried to imitate Mitchell's signature.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19050724-607-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t19050724-607-punishment-26" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-607-punishment-26" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-607-19050724 t19050724-607-punishment-26"/>Four months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>608.
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<interp inst="def1-608-19050724" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN SMITH</hi> (36)</persName> and
<persName id="def2-608-19050724" type="defendantName">
<interp inst="def2-608-19050724" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">CHARLES ROBERT FISHER</hi> (58)</persName>
<rs id="t19050724-608-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19050724-608-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-608-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully uttering counterfeit coin twice on the same day. </rs>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SMITH</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t19050724-608-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19050724-608-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-608-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">See page</hi> 1313).</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WILKINSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FRAMPTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COHEN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended</hi> Fisher.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19050724-name-117" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19050724-name-117" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-name-117" type="surname" value="GARRETT"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-name-117" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY GARRETT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective, City</hi>). Acting under instructions, I and other officers have had the prisoners under observation—on June 23rd I saw Fisher in Telegraph Street—he met Smith in Basinghall Street—Fisher entered No. 10 and Smith remained on the kerb, opposite, till Fisher came out and rejoined Smith, and they loitered up and down Basinghall Street for forty-five minutes—I followed them up and down the street—I next saw them on June 27th, when I saw Smith leave his house, 25, Fitzroy Street, Fitzroy Square, and go to Red Lion Square—I watched the prisoners for two and a quarter hours that day—on June 28th Fisher went to Smith's house in Fitzroy Street and was admitted about 7.50 a.m.—he remained about an hour—he came out with Smith—after a visit to a coffee house they went to Fisher's address, 5, Portland Road, Holland Park—both entered—I had to leave for another case—on June 30th I saw them both in Bedford Row—I followed them through Featherstone Buildings into Holborn, Hatton Garden. Theobald's Road, Chapel Street, Great James Street, and back to Bedford Row again—on July 1st, about 11.30 or 11.45, I saw them together in Red Lion Square—I was with Gillard and other officers, keeping observation upon them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I gave evidence yesterday—I did not tell the Magis
<lb/>trate about June 30th or July 1st—I tried to hear the prisoners conversation, but was not able to.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19050724-name-118" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19050724-name-118" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-name-118" type="surname" value="BEARD"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-name-118" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BEARD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective, City</hi>). I assisted in keeping observation—on June 26th I was in Fitzroy Street—I saw Jones about 8 o'clock go to Euston Road to breakfast—he then made his way to Red Lion Square</p>
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<p>where he met Fisher at 9.15—I followed them through various streets—they went to 9, Warwick Court, where Fisher went in, and Smith remained outside—I lost them about 1.30 at the Tube station, Chancery Lane—on June 30th I saw Fisher knock at the door of 25, Fitzroy Street—he went in and remained about ten minutes—both came out, and I followed them through Red Lion Square, when I was joined by Gillard.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19050724-name-119" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19050724-name-119" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-name-119" type="surname" value="GILLARD"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-name-119" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH GILLARD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective, New Scotland Yard</hi>). On July 1st, act
<lb/>ing under instructions, I went to Fitzroy Street, Fitzroy Square, and kept observation on No. 25—I saw the prisoners leave that house to
<lb/>gether about 9.25—I followed them, with Beard, through various streets into Red Lion Square—later they came back to Seven Dials—they went into the Grapes public-house, and remained there about half an hour, when they went to Cambridge Circus, and stood on the refuge in the middle of the road for about five minutes, and then walked back, and went into the Bunch of Grapes—in about two minutes they left there, and went into Shaftesbury Avenue, and then to Bury Street, S.W., close to Bloomsbury Square—they passed Mrs. Hunt's newsagent and tobacconist's shop, No. 12—they stopped about twenty yards beyond the shop, and after Fisher had apparently handed something to Smith he walked back to that shop, while Fisher looked round in that direc
<lb/>tion, standing close to the corner of the street—when Smith came out of the shop he joined Fisher, and they walked together to Theobald's Road, and passed a newsagent and tobacconist's shop about thirty yards,. when Fisher handed something to Smith, who returned, and went into the shop, No. 132, remained a minute or so, and then left and rejoined Fisher—Fisher was looking round while Jones was in the shop—Read, who was with me, went into the shop and spoke to Miss Binning—a coin was produced, which Read marked in Miss Binning's presence—we brought the coin away, and made a communication to Beard and Gillard, and then we went to Mrs. Hunt's shop, 12, Bury Street, and spoke to Mrs. Hunt, who produced this florin, which was marked in her presence—we then left that shop, and went to Red Lion Square, following the prisoners through Princeton Street, Red Lion Square—Fisher left Smith, who walked up Red Lion Street, which is at night angles to Princeton Street—Smith went down Red Lion Street, where I followed and stopped him—I arrested him as he was entering a coffee shop—I told him who I was, and tried to search him, but that was impossible—Carlin came to my assistance, and he was taken to the station, where he was searched—I found this 2s. piece in his right side waistcoat pocket, and this counter
<lb/>feit 2s. piece wrapped in soft paper in his top breast pocket—in good money I found fourteen separate shillings, and nineteen sixpences, 6d. in bronze, and two packets of Gold Flake cigarettes unopened.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I gave substantially the same evidence yesterday—I told you I had seen these men visit a coffee house and several beer houses—I could not see what was passed to Smith.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I did not see Smith use a knife.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19050724-name-120" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19050724-name-120" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-name-120" type="surname" value="READ"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-name-120" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK READ</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective, New Scotland Yard</hi>). I was with Gillard, Beard, and Garrett on July 1st—I saw Fisher in Red Lion Square—</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="190507240030"/>
<p>I was also in Theobald's Road—I saw Smith and Fisher pass 132, Theo
<lb/>bald's Road, a newsagent and tobacconist's shop kept by Mary Binning, about ten yards, when they stopped, and I saw Fisher hand Smith some
<lb/>thing, and Smith enter the shop—I afterwards went into the shop and spoke to Miss Binning, who had the coin in her hand, examining it—I found it to be counterfeit, and marked it in her presence.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I tested it by cutting it—I gave evidence yesterday—I was not cross-examined on that point.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19050724-name-121" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19050724-name-121" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-name-121" type="surname" value="CARLIN"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-name-121" type="given" value="FRANCIS"/>FRANCIS CARLIN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective-Sergeant, New Scotland Yard</hi>). On July 1st I was near Bedford Row, shortly after 1.30 in the day—I saw Smith with Gillard and another officer—I went to their assistance, and after Smith had been taken to the station I went back to Princeton Street with Beard and Garrett—in Bedford Chambers I found Fisher—the room was occupied by a gentleman who keeps an addressing agency—that is how he styles it—I said to Fisher, "I shall arrest you for, in company with John Smith, who is now detained at the police station, uttering counterfeit coin"—he said, "That is not my line; you will not find any
<hi rend="italic">snide</hi> on me"—
<hi rend="italic">snide</hi> is a phrase used amongst coiners for bad money—I searched him immediately—I found on him £1 in gold, 9d. bronze, and a packet of Gold Flake cigarettes, similar to this—I afterwards went with Inspector Arrow to 25, Fitzroy Street, Fitzroy Square, and assisted him to search the place—Fisher opened the packet of cigarettes in my presence.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> There were three cigarettes in it, Gold Flake—they are very common.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19050724-name-122" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19050724-name-122" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-name-122" type="surname" value="ARROW"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-name-122" type="given" value="CHARLES"/>CHARLES ARROW</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Chief Inspector. New Scotland Yard</hi>). On July 1st I saw the prisoners detained at Gray's Inn Road police station—I afterwards went to 25, Fitzroy Street, with Carlin—we searched the back parlour on the ground floor, which was pointed out to us—in the fireplace I found this piece of used emery cloth, and this piece of metal in the fire
<lb/>grate in the ashes, where there had been a recent fire—the metal is used to hold the counterfeit coin in what is called the bath to plate it, while it is dipped in the solution—the small fender round the grate was splashed with white metal—in the cupboard of a washstand I found this locked bag—I unlocked it with the key that had been found on Smith, and in it I found three crucibles, one of them with metal inside, and a bar of soft tin, also a pair of pliers, showing marks of having been recently used in the fire by the black on them, a knife with marks of white metal on it, some plaster of Paris, a spoon with similar marks, and containing powder which is used for polishing, and some similar metal was found in the fireplace—in the same cupboard I found fourteen moulds with impressions of coins scraped out—these are two parts, and there were a large quantity of fragments, apparently scrapings of the moulds, and a quantity of plaster of Paris; also a bottle containing a liquid acid—I afterwards placed this halfpenny in the acid, with the result that it is now silvered after being dipped in the liquid—I found other articles (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—I took out the bottom plate of the oven, and found traces where a quantity of plaster of Paris moulds had been placed to dry—I found four packets of Gold Flake cigarettes, and fifty new pictures similar to this—I after
<lb/>wards</p>
<xptr type="pageFacsimile" doc="190507240031"/>
<p>examined carefully the fragments of plaster of Paris and broken moulds, and took out thirteen pieces of what appeared to be the milling of coin, and three pieces bear the lettering of coin—those have been sub
<lb/>mitted to experts for examination, and I had a photograph taken of one florin, which has the impression of the letters "
<hi rend="largeCaps">RITT</hi> "on it—these are enlarged photographs (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—I afterwards went to Fisher's resi
<lb/>dence with another officer, and made a search there—I found no counter
<lb/>feit coin, and no coining implements—I found this hand vice, and twelve very fine files, also a gimlet and fourteen keys—the files bear no marks of coining—there was also a deposit note for £200 on Parr's Bank, Notting Hill branch—after the search I again went to Gray's Inn Road police station, where, the prisoners and myself being present, Gillard said that he had been to Fitzroy Street, and saw two men leave Fitzroy Street about 9 that morning—shortly afterwards Fisher said, "I did not sleep at 25, Fitzroy Street; you did not see me leave the house"—Miss Binning also made a statement as to the uttering of the counterfeit florin at her shop—the prisoners were then charged, and the charge formally read over to them—a minute or two afterwards Smith said, "This man knows nothing whatever about it. I acknowledge everything; I acknowledge the passing; I acknowledge the possessing of the implements, but they were for making keys, not coins, and I have not made any"—on the way to the cells Fisher said, "They did not see me give him any counterfeit coin; I might have given him some good money"—Fisher gave me his address as 5, Portland Road, Holland Park—he said he occupied the top back room in the name of Charles Roberts—these photographs are enlargements of the originals.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My evidence in substance is the same as I gave yesterday—I found nothing on Fisher relating to counterfeit coins, only good money—he gave me his name and address at once—he was candid.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19050724-name-123" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19050724-name-123" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-name-123" type="surname" value="HUNT"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-name-123" type="given" value="GEORGIANA"/>GEORGIANA HUNT</persName> </hi>. I am a newsagent and tobacconist at 12, Bury Street, Bloomsbury—on July 1st, about 1.30 in the day, I served Smith with a packet of Wills' Gold Flake cigarettes—he tendered this florin and I gave him Is. 6d. silver and some bronze in change; he went away—I put the coin in the till, where I had no large silver coin—I had taken the other coins out a few minutes previously—shortly afterwards a police officer came in—I showed him the coin, and he marked it in my presence.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I only saw Smith—I have never seen the other man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19050724-name-124" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19050724-name-124" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-name-124" type="surname" value="BINNING"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-name-124" type="given" value="MARY"/>MARY BINNING</persName> </hi>. I am a tobacconist and newsagent at 132, Theobald's Road—about 1.30 on July 1st I served Smith with a packet of Wills' Gold Flake cigarettes—I gave him change for this 2s. piece—immediately afterwards a police officer came in and spoke to me, and I showed him the coin, which he marked in my presence—I had it still in my hand.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19050724-name-125" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19050724-name-125" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-name-125" type="surname" value="DATE"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-name-125" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN DATE</persName> </hi>,. I reside with my husband, Walter Date, who is a printer's reader, at 25, Fitzroy Street, Fitzroy Square—on May 17th Smith came and took the back parlour on the ground floor at 8s. a week in the name of Raven—at the time of Smith's arrest we had a charwoman named Elizabeth Smith—she was with me about six weeks before that—Smith paid a week in advance, and was entitled to leave without notice—</p>
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<p>once the other man came and knocked at Smith's door when Smith was not in, and he walked out again—he said, "He is not there"—I let him in at the front door—I have seen Smith, whom I knew as Raven, go out and join the other man on the opposite side of the road—I was cleaning the window—they went away—Smith used to have half hundred-weights of coal at a time and light his own fire, though it was summer.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19050724-name-126" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19050724-name-126" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-name-126" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-name-126" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am a charwoman, and live at 37, Upper Charlton Street, Fitzroy Square, with my husband—I was employed by the last witness in June and July, and attended to Smith's room on the ground floor—I often laid the fire and the following morning found ashes in the grate—I saw white splashes on the grate like whiting—I saw a packet of something like whiting in the cupboard—there was white sediment in the bottom of the basin—a gentleman came to Smith's room on two occasions—I am almost sure Fisher is the man—he came once in the afternoon and once in the morning—he was only in the room once—he stayed thirty or forty minutes—Smith was there—I knew him as Raven—I have had to move a black bag when cleaning the room—I found it very heavy—it was kept locked.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The bag was kept on the floor by the side of the washstand—there were three packages of paper with this white stuff in the cupboard—on the mantelpiece was a file—the first time I saw Fisher was within about a fortnight before Smith's arrest—I did not go there after July 1st—I saw Fisher's face, and saw him going out—I identified him about a week afterwards at the police station—I did not declare it was him—I was almost sure he was the man; I was not quite sure—the second time I saw him at the house he remained not many minutes—I saw Smith on the morning of July 1st, but I cannot tell the time, because I was late that morning for my work—it was between 9 and 9.30; it might be ten past 9—he was not in the house, he came on to the door-step and let me in—he had been out before 9—he did not go in—nobody was with him that I noticed—he left the doorstep alone.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19050724-name-127" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19050724-name-127" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19050724-name-127" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin to His Majesty's Mint—these are counterfeit florins—three are from one mould and one from a different mould—these are fragments of moulds—I find impressions which the enlarged photographs represent—I went through them yester
<lb/>day—by dipping a coin in this solution of cyanide of potassium it becomes silvered without the aid of a battery, producing the effect described by Arrow on a bronze halfpenny—these small pieces of metal, hook shaped are called coin ladders and are used to hold the coin in the solution—the other things produced are capable of being used in making bad coin.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Fisher, in his defence on oath, said that he had only met Smith about fourteen days before the arrest at a restaurant, and became interested in him as both had visited America, but he had nothing to do with base coin; and that what he handed Smith was a penknife to pare his nails, which Smith returned.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19050724-608-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>. (
<hi rend="italic">See next case.</hi>)</p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t19050724-609-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-609-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to
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<interp inst="t19050724-609-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-609-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/>breaking and entering the counting house of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19050724-609-offence-1 t19050724-name-130"/>Sidney Howard Farrar</persName> and stealing four cheques and £301 2s. 2d., their property, having been convicted, Fisher at Clerkenwell on May 4th, 1897, in the name of Edward Simpson, and Smith at the Appleby Assizes on January 14th, 1898.
<hi rend="italic">Five other convictions were proved against Smith and two against Fisher, besides other charges in America and England against him and he was stated to be an habitual criminal and an associate of Continental and American thieves.</hi> </rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-609-19050724 t19050724-609-punishment-27"/>Ten years' penal servitude</rs> and
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<interp inst="t19050724-609-punishment-28" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-609-punishment-28" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-609-19050724 t19050724-609-punishment-28"/>Six months' hard labour, to run concurrently</rs>, and</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SMITH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-609-19050724 t19050724-609-punishment-29"/>Eight years' penal servitude</rs> and
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<interp inst="t19050724-609-punishment-30" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-609-punishment-30" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-609-19050724 t19050724-609-punishment-30"/>Six months' hard labour, to run concurrently</rs>. The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">commended the police for their discretion, shrewdness, and promptitude in effecting the capture of two most dangerous criminals.</hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, July</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1905.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before J. A. Rentoul, Esq., K.C.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19050724-610-offence-1 t19050724-name-133"/>Alice Jones</persName> the sum of £3, and attempting to obtain from Nellie Dean and
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19050724-610-offence-1 t19050724-name-134"/>Alfred Martin</persName> the sum of £4 by false pretences and with intent to defraud;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to forging and uttering an order for the payment of £30 with intent to defraud well knowing it to be forged;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to tittering a forged warrant and request for the delivery of a book containing fifty blank forms of banker's cheques with intent to defraud, knowing it to be forged. </rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-610-19050724 t19050724-610-punishment-31"/>Three months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19050724-611-offence-1 t19050724-name-138"/>Philip Neppires</persName>. </rs>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DUCKWORTH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METHVEN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19050724-name-139" type="given" value="PHILIP"/>PHILIP NEPPIRES</persName> </hi>. I live at 116, Blanfield Road, Highgate, and am chapel keeper at the Baptist Chapel, Highgate—I found one morning the chapel had been forced and certain things belonging to me had been taken away—I recognise these articles (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) as mine.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Y.R.</hi>) On July 12th, at 1.45, I was in the High
<lb/>gate Road when Wood came up to me and said, "I wish to give myself up for breaking into the Baptist Chapel, Highgate Road, and stealing from there a cardigan jacket and a pocket knife"—I asked him how he got in—he told me he got in at the back—I took him to the police station—he was wearing the cardigan jacket and the knife was in the pocket—when charged he made no reply.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was at the Marylebone Police Court on July 19th when the charge was read over to the prisoners—Wood said, "I plead guilty to the charge. Soames had no knowledge the property was stolen; I gave it to him to sell."</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19050724-name-141" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY KEEBLE</persName> </hi>. I am a pawnbroker's assistant to Mr. Henry Sacker, 139 Queen's Crescent, Haverstock Hill, N.W.—these articles were pledged</p>
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<p>with us on July 4th—I do not remember the pledger—I cannot swear that he was Soames—the man who brought them in said they were his property.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The name on the ticket is George Randall—that is the name that was given.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> It is not uncommon to pledge things in somebody else's name.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19050724-name-142" type="given" value="MICHAEL"/>MICHAEL FENNING</persName> </hi>. I live at 12, D✗lby Street, Kentish Town, and am a carpenter—on July 8th Soames asked me to buy a pawnticket—he was a stranger to me—I gave him 6d. for it, more out of charity than anything else—I do not know Wood.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not think there was anything wrong at the time—if I had known there was anything wrong I should have had nothing to do with it—I have never seen either prisoner before.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19050724-name-143" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HAPPER</persName> </hi>. I live at 128, Wellington Road, and am a bootmaker—on July 5th Soames brought these boots to me and asked me to buy them of him—he wanted half-a-crown—I bought them—five minutes afterwards I saw Wood pass my shop with Soames—I had seen Wood standing about twenty yards off while Soames came to me—all Soames said was that Wood was hard up and he wanted half-a-crown for them as he wanted 2s. for a fare into the country.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had no suspicion there was anything wrong—I should not have bought the boots if I had—the thing was done quite openly; there was no conspiracy about it—Soames said, "That man wants half-a-crown for the the boots," and he then went up to the other man—I did not see whether he gave him the money.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">Detective-Sergeant T.</hi>) About 9.30 on the 18th inst. I saw Soames in Kentish Town Road—I spoke to him—he said, "What is up now?"—I said, "A man named Walter Wood is charged with stealing some things from the Baptist Chapel, Highgate Road"—he said, "I don't know the man"—I said, "I have ascertained that you have been dealing with some of the stolen property, namely, a pair of boots and also with a pawnticket"—he said, "I sold the pair of boots; I did not know the man's name. I don't know anything about the pawnticket"—I then told him the charge was "being concerned with Wood, also with receiving the property, well knowing it to be stolen"—when charged he said, "I don't know anything about that; all I know is that the man took the boots off and gave them to me to sell."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Before he made that statement Wood had been charged—I was not at the Police Court when Wood made his statement—Soames was quite calm throughout the conversation.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Soames, in his defence on oath, said that he met a man with an old pair of boots under his arm and a pair of boots on his feet; that the man took the boots off and asked him if he could sell them; that he (the prisoner) said he would try, as he was a shoemaker, and took them to Harper; that the same man asked him to dispose of the pawnticket, which he did for (id.; and that he did not know Wood's name till it was mentioned by the Detective.</hi> </p>
<p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WOOL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at the Marylebone Police Court on December</hi> 3
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1903.
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<interp inst="t19050724-name-149" type="given" value="MARIE DE"/>MARIE DE SCHRYVER</persName> </hi>. I am now in a situation in Scotland—in June, 1904, I was lady's maid to Mrs. Caryll, at 3, Curzon Street—the prisoner was employed there as a general servant—her name then was Hilda Cheney—she has since married—at that time I had a house at Putney in which I had invested my savings—I left the service at the end of July or the beginning of August and took apartments at 12, Quebec Street—about August 12th the prisoner came there and told me that my late mistress had missed a lot of things and jewels and she blamed her for it—she came again on another day and said that my late mistress blamed me for it as well—it was little diamond brooches one day and clothes another—the prisoner said that she would be taken to prison and I as well, if the money for the things was not found before a certain hour of the day, but that she would not tell the mistress where I was and would keep me safe—I think it was about £30 that she wanted—I did not know where to go for the money, so I went to my solicitor, who kept the deeds of my house, and got £30 from him, which I handed to the prisoner to give to her mistress—she told me there were detectives waiting till she came back with the money—I had not taken any of my late mistress's things—the prisoner came a few days afterwards and said that Mrs. Caryll missed some linen—the prisoner said that £10 would cover its value, so I gave her £10—she said she would not ask me for any money, only her own solicitor was out of town—she came again later and said there were some more jewels missing and also that Mrs. Caryll said that she had given me £25 in notes to pay a dressmaker's bill and that I had kept the money and not done so—there was no foundation for that state
<lb/>ment—I was frightened; the prisoner trembled so that she made me tremble—I knew it was not true, but at the same time I thought one never knows what they will say, so I got £40 from my solicitor, of which I handed the prisoner £30—this was on August 29th—the prisoner gave me this receipt for £70, but I had forgotten a £5 note I had handed to her—it should have been for £75—the prisoner and I went to my solicitor's and as we came out he came behind and heard the prisoner say to me, "If I were you I should clear myself; it would be much better for you and myself"—I said I should not clear myself, I should do what I could to help her in getting out of prison—at the end of August or the beginning of September I went abroad, but before doing so I said to the prisoner</p>
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<p>"What shall I do with my luggage? I shall have to leave it here in my lodgings or else I must store it"—she said, "I will take it away and put it in Day's house and take great care of it; it will be as safe as gold" I was pleased with that arrangement and agreed—there were two trunks, and this is a list of the things in them as near as I can remember—I went off to Belgium—I gave my solicitor instructions to sell my house, which he did, and I received a remittance from him while I was abroad—I wrote to the prisoner once or twice while I was away and wrote to her that I was coming back—she met me at the station—I had in my posses
<lb/>sion a draft for £190—this was December 29th—I asked the prisoner if everything was over and she said, "No; the case is coming on next week"—she asked me if my solicitor had sent me the rest of the money for my house—I said, "Yes"—she said that the detectives were still after me and that there was a description of me in a paper and that wherever I should be they would catch me if I showed up—I said, "What shall I do? I have a cheque, but I have got no money"—she said, "Don't go to the bank; I will change it for you, because they would not go by your name; they would go by your figure as you are described"—I believed what she told me—she asked me where I was going to—I said, "I have got a room at Prince's Road, No. 7"—she said, "Don't go there, because the detectives have been there and they will go there Again and find you"—she added, "I have a nice room at Clapham Junc
<lb/>tion"—I said, "Very well; I will let the people know I am not coming"—she said, "I will see to that; I will write"—she said I had better go by "bus, because if I went in a cab they would very likely stop me—I went to the address she gave me at Clapham Junction—when there I handed her the cheque, having endorsed it—she said she would go to the bank to-morrow morning soon after 10 and probably be back about 12—I gave her the cheque to change and to give me the money the next morn
<lb/>ing—while in Belgium she wrote me that things had smoothed down—soon after I handed her the cheque, I saw her again—I said, "Where is my money?"—she said, "I could not change the cheque"—I said, "Let me have the cheque; Mrs. Prior will change it for me"—she said she had put it in her trunk and that her trunks were locked up by the detectives till the case was over—I wrote her several times—she sent me £1—she afterwards said that she gave the cheque to a gentleman to change and that he had never come back with the money—I asked the prisoner for an acknowledgment—she said she would make it good, as she had several houses coming from her mother, only the business could not be settled, as she had a foster sister who claimed the money and it took the solicitor some time to settle it up—she gave me this acknow
<lb/>ledgment—it is described there as a "loan," but it was not—she has not given me the money—she gave me this letter to take to the manager of a bank where her money was supposed to be—I went there, but the manager said he knew nothing about it—later on I went to Mrs. Caryll and then communicated with the police—on June 21st last I went with Sergeant Haines to 74, Honeywell Road, where the prisoner had been living, and found there one of my trunks empty and with the lock broken</p>
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<p>—there were there a few photographs and an old work-basket, but none of the clothing that belonged to me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner frightened me so that I dare not move out of my lodgings—I quite believed what she said—I could not think she was telling me a lie from the way she trembled—I told her I did not want any trouble and I would try and borrow the money from my solicitor—I told my solicitor that Mrs. Caryll had missed the things and that there were two detectives and that I was frightened, and I believe my solicitor said, "I should not give her any more money if I were you," and that I said to him, "I am quite sure it is true from the way she said it"—I did not tell him everything, but sufficient to make him understand why I wanted the money—I got the money to help the prisoner out of her trouble as much as I could—I was supposed to have been in it—it is not true that I lent her the money to start a boarding house—I know what "lending" is—I have not lent any money—she said if I went to the bank the detectives would be after me, so I let her go with the cheque and she said she would bring the money back at 12 o'clock—there was nothing of much value in the trunks, but there was a jacket which cost £7 10s. and a skirt which cost £2 10s.—I did not tell the prisoner that her husband's daughter could have the jacket—I did not give the jacket away.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> When I left the boxes with the prisoner they were fastened by locks—I had the keys and kept them—the prisoner had no means of opening the locks except by breaking them open or getting another key—there is no foundation for the statement that I gave her any of the things—I was frightened because I thought I was going to be arrested, although innocent of any charge—I wished to avoid that—after I had been at Clapham Junction for three or four weeks there was a suggestion in a letter about managing a boarding house—that was three or four weeks after I had parted, with my cheque—it was quite a new thing.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19050724-name-150" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES PARKER</persName> </hi>. I live at Ramsden Road, Balham, and am an accountant to Messrs. White, Borrett & Co., solicitors—we acted for the prosecutrix in the purchase of her house at Putney—we held the deeds—on August 12th, 1904, I had an interview with her when she had an advance of £30 on the security of her deeds—on August 16th she had a further £10—on August 29th a further £40—on the occasion before the last one she said to me in the prisoner's presence, "My friend has asked me to go with her to the mistress and confess, but I have nothing to confess, so how can I go?"—it was either that or words to that effect—she had said in the prisoner's presence that detectives were waiting to arrest her unless she paid over some money—I think the prisoner said, "It would be better for us both if you came back"—I thought it so very suspicious that I told them they had better consult a solicitor—we had not been consulted professionally—afterwards, on the prosecutrix's instructions, we sold her house and remitted her the money to Belgium—that was in October.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The vendor of the house sent Miss de Schryver to us to act for her in the matter of the house—she led me to believe that she</p>
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<p>was falsely accused of stealing property and that she wanted the money to prevent it being made—we did not believe that there was a charge and could not understand the excuse that was made.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> We should not take up a case of this sort—our business is principally conveyancing.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19050724-name-151" type="given" value="CHARLES ARTHUR"/>CHARLES ARTHUR CORTAZZI</persName> </hi>. I live at 317, London Road, Thornton Heath, and am cashier at Martin's Bank—this draft was presented to us on December 30th last—I do not know who by—I paid it—I produce a certified extract from the Cash Book, showing how it was cashed—it was cashed by £170 in notes and £20 in cash—among the notes were two £20 notes numbered 59,401 and 59,403.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19050724-name-152" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD HILLS</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the Bank of England—I produce certain bank notes—one of them numbered 59,404 for £20 is indorsed Henry Day, 74, Honeywell Road, New Wandsworth; another for £10, No. 65, 279, is indorsed "H. Day; "I also produce the notes 59, 401 and 59, 403.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19050724-name-153" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19050724-name-153" type="given" value="EDMUND JAMES"/>EDMUND JAMES SLY</persName> </hi>. I live at 134, Earlsfield Road, Wandsworth Common, and manage a pawnbroker's business at 131 and 133, Falcon Road, Clapham, kept by Mr. Bingman—I know the prisoner as a customer—in December last she had some jewellery pledged with us, and on the 31st she came to redeem it—there was between £14 and £15 due, and she paid by a £20 note—she came with her husband—Mr. Bingman banks at the London County Bank, Clapham Junction, and the £20 note was paid into that account on January 6th—no other £20 note was paid in that week.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have known the prisoner's husband as a customer of ours—he has often had transactions with us—as far as I know he is a respectable man living at Clapham.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19050724-name-154" type="given" value="STUART ROBERT"/>STUART ROBERT MOORE</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk at the London & County Bank, Clapham Junction—Mr. C. H. Bingman has an account with us—I produce a certified extract from our Credit Waste Book, Note Register, of between December 31st and January 7th, showing payments by him into his account—during that period there was only one £20 note paid in by him—that is No. 59,401.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19050724-name-155" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK DWELLEY</persName> </hi>. I am an assistant to Messrs. Robinson & Cleaver, 101 & 102, Cheapside, London—I know the prisoner as a customer—she came on January 3rd last with a gentleman and purchased some articles—the prisoner ordered them—I made out the bill in triplicate and gave her the top copy—the things came to £20 1s. 9d.—that amount was paid by a £20 note and cash—the note is numbered 59,403.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Messrs. Robinson & Cleaver sell household linen, among other things—these were pillow slips and sheets—they would be suitable for a boarding house—there was a dressing gown bought at the same time and ten gentleman's collars—the buying of the collars was not a separate transaction—the things were all bought at the same time.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19050724-name-156" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT HAINES</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective, New Scotland Yard</hi>). On June 21st last I found the prisoner detained at Lavender Hill police station—I told her I was a police officer and held a warrant for her arrest on charges of fraud</p>
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<p>—I read the warrant to her—in reply she said, "It is not right"—on the same day, in company with the prosecutrix, I went to 74, Honeywell Road, Battersea—she there pointed out a trunk—it was empty and the lock was broken—I there saw some photographs, and a workbasket—they were identified by the prosecutrix—I do not know of any charge having been made against the prosecutrix by Mrs. Caryll—I have had the investiga
<lb/>tion of this case.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When the prisoner said, "It is not right," I suppose she meant that she had no fraudulent intention in anything she had done.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I believe Mrs. Caryll is out of the country—I have not endeavoured to find her.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19050724-name-157" type="given" value="HARRY"/>HARRY SMALE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Police Inspector</hi>). I know Mrs. Caryll, of 3, Curzon Street—I saw her last some months ago—she is not in London now—I took steps to procure her attendance, but she had left this country—I know she took her tickets and I know she got into the train.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see her get into the train, but I know some
<lb/>body who did.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in her defence on oath, said that when the prosecutrix left Mrs. Caryll's service her mistress had her upstairs as to some bills owing; that her mistress told her that she had given the money to the prosecutrix to pay those bills and asked her if the (the prisoner) knew where she (the prosecutrix) was; that the next day her mistress said she had missed several things and that in consequence she saw the prosecutrix on the matter; that the prosecutrix used to come to her (the prisoner) and ask her how she was getting on about the missing things and that the prosecutrix lent her the money to pay for them and the missing jewels; that the rest of the money was borrowed by her (the prisoner); and that the things in the trunks were given to her by the prosecutrix.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19050724-612-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">One conviction on December</hi> 15
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1908,
<hi rend="italic">for larceny was proved against her. The police gave her a bad character as a confirmed thief.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, July</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1905.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BOYD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HUTTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FULTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19050724-name-160" type="given" value="MICHAEL"/>MICHAEL BLAKE</persName> </hi>. I am a retired business man, principally dealing in real estate of late years—before I retired I was general manager of the Electric Lighting Company at Porte le Prairie, Manitoba—since retiring I have principally been living in Toronto and the town of Porte le Prairie—in February of this year I was in this country—on February 21st I went to the British Museum, and was looking at some articles from South Sea Islands when the prisoner, who was a stranger, said to me that he had seen some of them in Australia or the South Seas—he asked me if I was from</p>
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<p>America and I told him I came from Canada, and he said he thought so; that his name was Johnston; that he was born in California; that he was a mining engineer by profession, and was visiting London for a short time—we sat down on one of the benches and talked for over half an hour or more—in the end he walked to my lodgings, 4 and 5, Montague Street, a residential hotel, and wished me to meet him at the Jermyn Street Museum next day—he called for me next day and we went to the Jermyn Street Museum—I was in his company that day for at least two or three hours—he said that he would like me to go to the Natural History Museum in Kensington the next day, and we parted, he having arranged to call for me next day, Thursday, February 23rd—the next day he came to my lodgings at 10 a.m. and asked me to go with him and meet a friend of his at the Russell Hotel—we went there and met a man coming down the steps of the hotel, whom the prisoner intro
<lb/>duced to me as "Mr. Harvey, from Australia"—we then started to go towards Euston Station for the Kensington Museum, and I told them they were going in the wrong direction, but they thought it would be better to go over and take the Underground from there—we got as far as St. Pancras station, where Harvey asked us to wait and he would go and buy the tickets—it was my first visit to that station—on his return after a few minutes the prisoner suggested that we should go into the St. Pancras Hotel and have some refreshment—I do not know whether Harvey brought any tickets back; he did not show them to me—we were walking out by the drive round to the front of the hotel when the prisoner drew my attention to the fact that a letter had been dropped; this was in the archway of the premises of the railway—I saw a letter on the ground and picked it up while the prisoner and Harvey called to a stranger, who was walking out of the archway, that he had dropped the letter—he turned round and I handed it to him—he thanked us sincerely and asked us to go into the hotel and have some refreshment with him—we went with him into the hotel and sat down on the main stairway and he called for refreshments—he thanked us again and said that the letter was not of much consequence, but that it was from a friend who had written to him a few days before that—he then told us after a few minutes' conversation that he was from India; that his uncle had died there and left him and his brother £800,000 between them, and that he was going to live in England and Ireland, as the climate of India did not agree with him—after a few minutes he told us that he had had quite an experience the night before, a lady having introduced herself to him at the Empire, and that he had gone home with her, where she had introduced her nieces and a gentleman to him; that he had got gambling there and had lost some money—we advised him not to go there again, as he intended to do, but he said they were all right; he seemed to me to be a very simple-minded man—the prisoner whispered to me that we should accompany him to this place and protect him, but I told him that I did not wish to go—finally the stranger agreed that he would not go, as he said he began to realise that they were bad people, and he thanked us very much in the matter—he introduced himself as Burke—he said the letter did not</p>
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<p>amount to anything, and as he was going out to the lavatory he said, "You may read it if you wish; it is not of very much consequence"—after he had gone Harvey read the letter aloud and it ran, as near as I can remember, like this: "Dear Friend,—I am very pleased to hear of your great wealth, but sorry to hear of your uncle's death. You are now a very rich man, and I hope you will make good use of your money. You made one mistake before leaving India, but I hope in time it will be over-looked," and then it went on to say that the writer would be pleased to meet him on a future occasion—when he came back either Harvey or the prisoner asked him what the mistake was that he had made in India, and he told us—Burke then asked the prisoner how much money he could command in the City and he said, "About £800"—he then turned to Harvey and asked him the same and Harvey said, "About £600"—he asked me then, and as I hesitated he said, "I will tell you my reason for asking in a moment if you will tell me"—I then told him I had £500 I could command—"Well," he says, "my reason for asking is that I want to see if you are men of any substance. I am most thankful to you for your kindness in this case, because these people might have robbed me and killed me, and I will give you the use of £2,000 each for five years"—the prisoner and Harvey thanked him very much, but I said I did not want any of his money, as I was tolerably well off without it—he said that I might have it as well as the others as long as I gave fair security for it—he then went into the lavatory again, and the prisoner and Harvey told me I had better take the money as well as they, as they really wanted it, saying they could double the money in that time as well as give fair security for it—I said that if it was a benefit to them I would take it and that I could give good security too—Burke came back in a moment or so and we thanked him for his offer—he said he would give us the money if we produced the amount of money that we said we each had in an hour or so in the same place—the prisoner said he had his money in a bank down the Strand, not mentioning any name, and he went off—Harvey and I went off, and he left me, saying he had got his money at a certain street of which I forget the name—I went into Lloyd's Bank in Lombard Street, where I had my credit, and drew out £80, which was all the money I had there at the time—they told me if I wanted more they would cable to Canada for it—I went back to St. Pancras Hotel with the £80 and met them all there—I told them that £80 was all the cash I had at the bank and that I should have to cable for more, and that I did not wish to do so—in the meantime I said to Harvey that I did not wish to go to the expense of cabling to Canada till I knew that Burke had the money to lend—Burke turned round at once and handed to Harvey a bundle of bills and said, "This is £60. You keep that. It is a pledge of good faith until Blake gets his money to-morrow"—I am not well acquainted with English money, but they seemed to be bank
<lb/>notes—I went out and telephoned to Lloyd's Bank for them to cable for he for £400—in the meantime I arranged with a friend of mine, a Mr. Dawson, in the City, to lend me £220, and the next day he and I went to his bank and got the £220—I also got from my bank the £400—I</p>
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<p>had then £700 with the £80 I had drawn from Lloyd's Bank—we had arranged to meet at 2 p.m. at St. Pancras Hotel that day—about 12.30 p.m. I met the prisoner and Harvey in front of the Russell Hotel—Harvey said he did not feel very well and he and I walked down to the First Avenue Hotel and shared a bottle of champagne, for which he paid—the prisoner came in at the latter end and had some also—we then went to the St. Pancras Hotel, where either the prisoner or Harvey ordered another bottle of champagne, and we were drinking it when Burke came in—he asked us if we had all the money—the prisoner said he had his £800 and Harvey said he had his £600, and I said I had £700—the prisoner produced a bundle of banknotes and held them for a few minutes and talked for a while about how the proper way would be to give signed notes of hand for the money—in the meantime Burk said he had the £6,000, and pulled out his pocket-book as much as to say it was in there—after talking a few minutes I felt sick and went to the wash-room with my money still on me—the prisoner came after me and whispered to me to give Burke his own way, and not be too par
<lb/>ticular with him—I returned from the lavatory—in the meantime the prisoner and Harvey had their money out and they asked me to get mine ready too to show it was all right—the prisoner laid down his roll of bills and handed it to Burke, and said, "I will go and get the stamps to put on the notes of hand"—he went out and Burke called me into the lavatory with him—he had taken Harvey's banknotes by then—Burke then asked me my opinion of Harvey and the prisoner, and I told him they were only receipt acquaintances—he said in his opinion they were honourable men, and I said I thought so too—we then went back to the stairway and Burke asked if the prisoner had returned and Harvey said "No"—he then asked me to let him have my money and I gave him the £700—Harvey and he then both stepped out to look for the prisoner and they never returned—Burke put three cheques on the table, which he said were for £2,000 each—he did not say whether they were open or crossed cheques; I do not myself know the difference—I could not read them very well, as I had not my glasses with me—I waited for them to come back about ten or fifteen minutes—then I got suspicious and I walked out to see if they were at the wash-room or the office, but they were not there—I made enquiries and found they were not to be seen at any place—I went to the police and gave an account of what happened with a description of the men—they showed me some photographs amongst which I identified the prisoners—I have been in Scotland and Ireland since; I have not been back to Canada—on July 1st I went to a police station, where I saw ten or more men from whom I picked out the prisoner without hesitation.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We were walking abreast when I picked up the letter—I am pretty well satisfied that it was the prisoner who drew my atten
<lb/>tion to it—the police took my statement down in writing—Inspector Neil came a couple of times to my lodgings—the police notified me in Ireland, and I went to the Police Court, when the prisoner was appre
<lb/>hended, and told what had happened to the best of my belief—Harvey</p>
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<p>seemed to me to be a simple-minded man; he was a stranger to me, and, as far as I knew, he was a stranger to Burke—I should have advised Burke not to do it if unfortunately they had not given me this liquor beforehand; I did not think enough about it—when going down to the bank Harvey showed me a draft for £1,500 that he had from Australia, and said he would have to give three days' notice for it; I relied on him, as I thought he was an honest man—I believed everything that I was told—I went over as a young man to Canada from Ireland; I have never been to Australia—I should not have picked up the letter if my attention had not been drawn to it; I had not seen it at all before the prisoner drew my attention to it—it is wrong to say that the prisoner hardly joined in the conversation at all when Burke took us into the St. Pancras Hotel first, and that the conversation was chiefly between Burke and myself and occasionally Harvey—Burke made a proposal that if this money was to be handed over agreements ought to be signed—the prisoner did not suggest that it ought to be in the presence of a respectable solicitor—he did not say that he only had £80; it was £800—the agreements had not been written out when he went for the stamps; they were to be written out afterwards—after going back to the police station I did not go to the hotel again until next morning—there were a good many people passing backwards and forwards when this took place—we had two bottles of champagne at the St. Pancras Hotel; I cannot remember whether we had any brandy.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I understood the stamps that the prisoner was going to get were stamps to put on the notes of hand.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. I saw Harvey hand what I presumed to be banknotes to Burke; I cannot say the quantity—Inspector Neil brought ten or twelve photographs to my lodgings the same night—the photograph I picked out of the prisoner was the same as the prisoner is now. [
<hi rend="italic">The</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">intimated that at the question of identity had not been set up, it was undesirable for many reasons to pursue the point as to the photograph.</hi>]</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19050724-name-161" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19050724-name-161" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19050724-name-161" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD HILLS</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the banknote issue department of the Bank of England, and produce four £100 Bank of England notes—I got them at the bank on February 28th.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19050724-name-162" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19050724-name-162" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-name-162" type="surname" value="DAWSON"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-name-162" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES DAWSON</persName> </hi>. I am a merchant, and my business premises are at 85, Fore Street, City—I have known the prosecutor for some years—this cheque for £225 (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) I cashed at the London & County Bank, Fore Street branch, and handed him £220 of it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19050724-name-163" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19050724-name-163" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-name-163" type="surname" value="WELD"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-name-163" type="given" value="ARTHUR MELVILLE"/>ARTHUR MELVILLE WELD</persName> </hi>. I am a cashier at the London & County Bank, Fore Street branch, and I see here a cheque of our customer, Mr. Dawson, for £225—it was cashed by Mr. Dawson on February 24th—I produced two £100 notes Nos. 07130 and 07131, dated February 18th, 1904, which I gave in part exchange for it (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>).</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19050724-name-164" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19050724-name-164" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-name-164" type="surname" value="CLARK"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-name-164" type="given" value="FRANK REGINALD"/>FRANK REGINALD CLARK</persName> </hi>. I am employed by Messrs. Cook & Sons, Ludgate Circus, in their banking department—I see here a banknote No. 07131, dated February 18th, 1904—late in the afternoon of February 24th I changed that into French gold and notes—we close just after 5 p.m.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19050724-name-165" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19050724-name-165" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-name-165" type="surname" value="BUTCHER"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-name-165" type="given" value="ERNEST"/>ERNEST BUTCHER</persName> </hi>. I am a cashier at the head office in Lloyd's Bank, Lombard Street—on February 23rd I cabled to the Imperial Bank of Canada on behalf or Mr. Blake for a credit for £400, and on February 24th I handed him four £100 notes, of which I see two in front of me Nos. 17024 and 17026, dated February 18th, 1904.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19050724-name-166" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19050724-name-166" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-name-166" type="surname" value="CARTMELL"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-name-166" type="given" value="THOMAS GEORGE"/>THOMAS GEORGE CARTMELL</persName> </hi>. I am a partner in the firm of Cartmell & Schlitte, foreign bankers, of 84, Shaftesbury Avenue—about 4 or 5 p.m. on February 24th I changed these two £100 notes, Nos. 07131 and 17026, into partly French, partly German, and the balance into English money.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19050724-name-167" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19050724-name-167" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19050724-name-167" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES STOCKLEY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective-Inspector F.</hi>) On February 24th a report was made to the police by Mr. Blake—on June 21st I was at the Addison Road railway station, when I saw the prisoner—I told him I should take him into custody on suspicion of being concerned with two other men in robbing a man of £700 at St. Pancras station on the previous February by means of the confidence trick—he said, "I was not here. I know nothing about it. I can prove an alibi," and he added, "What are you taking me for now?"—I said, "I shall detain you until I know for certain that Mr. Blake has left the country"—he said, "You know he has gone. What is the use of
<hi rend="italic">messing</hi> me about?"—I took him to the Kensington police station, where I read to him the official description of the man who had been suspected in the information—he said, "I shall say nothing. Do what you like"—I said, "As you say you were not in the country in the month of February last, if you will give me your address I will make enquiries with regard to that," but he declined to give me an address—I was under the impression that Mr. Blake had returned to Canada, but we found out afterwards that he was staving in Ire
<lb/>land—on the following morning the prisoner was taken to Somers Road, where he was identified by one of the waiters at the hotel, and upon that evidence he was remanded for a week—while under remand we found that Mr. Blake was in Ireland and we communicated with him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When I arrested him he did not say, "I was not there when the money was handed over by Mr. Blake to the other two men"—when he said, "I was not here," I understood him to mean in the country—he said he knew nothing about it at all.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19050724-name-168" type="surname" value="NEIL"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-name-168" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR NEIL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector Y.</hi>) On June 22nd, after the prisoner had been identified by the waiter, I said to him, "You will be charged for being concerned with two other men in robbing Mr. Michael Blake of £700 at the Midland Hotel in the Euston Road on February 24th last," and he made no reply—I read the charge over to him and he said, "All right."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence on oath, said that he had met Harvey for the first time on board the "Cindric" of the Orient Line, coming from Australia in December</hi>, 1904;
<hi rend="italic">that he might be mistaken about the name of the ship and the line; that from America he came to England in the "Teutonic" in January, that the prosecutor's account was fairly accurate, but that he did not remember introducing himself as Johnston; that he met Harvey, whom he had not seen since he met him on board, by accident in Regent Street</hi> </p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">on the night of February</hi> 22
<hi rend="italic">nd; that he (Harvey) arranged to join the prosecutor and himself in going to the South Kensington Museum on the morrow; that the prosecutor's account of meeting Burke was accurate, except that Burke stated one of the provisions of the will was that he should help deserving business men; that he (the prisoner) stated he could show</hi> £80,
<hi rend="italic">not</hi> £800;
<hi rend="italic">that it was Harvey who said that he had a bank in the Strand, and not he; that on the next day, on meeting, Harvey wrote out the notes of hand at the dictation of Burke; that he (the prisoner) proposed it should be done in the presence of a respectable solicitor, but that Burke said that he did not want it made public, as it was against his interests that the codicil in the will as to his helping deserving business men should become known; that it was then that he first suspected the confidence trick was being played upon them, but that he never suspected the prosecutor's honesty for the moment; that he did not tell the prosecutor not to be too particular with Burke and let him have his own way; that he then went out for some stamps and re
<lb/>turned about 4 p.m., when he found they had all gone; that he made some enquiries, but as he was half intoxicated with the champagne he had had, he hardly knew what he was doing; that he had not parted with his</hi> £80,
<hi rend="italic">which was still in his pocket when he went for that stamps; that the next morning he read an account of how the prosecutor had been swindled, but he did not go and see him, as he wished to have nothing further to do with the matter; that he did not go and see Harvey, whom he suspected, because he did not think of it, and that he did not go to the police because he thought it was no concern of his; that when arrested he said, "I was not there, I can prove an alibi," by which he meant that he was not there when the prosecutor handed Burke the money; that he had no recollection of saying, "I know nothing about it," and that when asked his address he said that he had only just arrived from Marseilles, where he had been since April.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19050724-613-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at the Sessions House, Clerkenwell, on January</hi> 23
<hi rend="italic">rd</hi>, 1900.
<hi rend="italic">Three previous convictions were proved against him.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-613-19050724 t19050724-613-punishment-34"/>Seven years' penal servitude.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, July</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1905.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19050724-614-offence-1 t19050724-name-171"/>George Henry Shepherd</persName>, from his dwelling house.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. LATHAM</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. COWEN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19050724-name-172" type="witnessName">
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<hi rend="italic">Sergeant</hi> 4
<hi rend="italic">J.R.) produced a plan of the Wool
<lb/>pack public-house, Bermondsey Street.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19050724-name-173" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19050724-name-173" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-name-173" type="surname" value="SHEPHERD"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-name-173" type="given" value="GEORGE HENRY"/>GEORGE HENRY SHEPHERD</persName> </hi>. I am a licensed victualler and keep the Woolpack public-house, Bermondsey Street—I only know Perry from observation of him on the night of the robbery on April 7th and the previous evening, when I saw him from about 7 to 8 o'clock in the private bar—the plan produced is correct—I am not so certain about Snell—on Friday, April 7th, between 8.30 and 9 p.m., I saw them in my</p>
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<p>bar—I left the private bar for a time and went into the bar parlour, from where I can see the bar—Perry and his companion were sitting near the flap—they had ordered two drinks and had the glasses in front of them—I think Snell was the other man—I remained twenty to thirty minutes in the bar parlour—I saw Perry for about ten or fifteen minutes, when Ellen Burnes, a barmaid, came into the bar and the men wore gone—she was so white I thought she would have dropped dead—she seemed very much frightened and made a complaint, and I went upstairs to my daughter Harriet's room on the second floor at the top of the house—I found the chest of drawers burst open, where I kept money as Treasurer of the Forester's Loan Society—between £30 and £40 had gone—I had last seen it on the previous Tuesday, when the Court had met—I kept it in my daughter's room because she is a better scholar, and kept my accounts—the drawers were kept locked—I went into my own bedroom on that floor—I missed my watch and Albert chain with a £2 piece on it in a gold case; it was a presentation watch when I was fifty years of age, and other articles to the value of £60, which I kept under lock and key—the wardrobe was forced open—I had locked it myself in the morning—that is where the watch and chain were—I next saw Perry at Westminster Police Court on June 23rd, and picked him out at once—there are two staircases, the ordinary one and a spiral one—customers use the lavatory on the first floor—they use either staircase—the ordinary one from the four-ale side is an old-fashioned staircase—the spiral staircase is used for gentry to go and dine in the club-room; it leads from the front of the house to the dining room—either can be used for the lavatory, but not beyond, and we have a gate on the old staircase with a catch so that people cannot make a mistake—beyond the first floor nobody has a right to go.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Perry.</hi> I identified you without hesitation, but when I saw you at my house you were short cropped, you are better-looking now—I said, "This is the man; I have not the slightest doubt of it"—I hesitated because one or two gentlemen I knew were put in the row for identification and I thought it was funny.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19050724-name-174" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19050724-name-174" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-name-174" type="surname" value="SHEPHERD"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-name-174" type="given" value="MAUD"/>MAUD SHEPHERD</persName> </hi>. I am a barmaid at the Woolpack—on April 6th I was serving in the bar from between 7.30 and 8 p.m.—Perry came in between 8 and 8.30—I had never seen the prisoners before—Mr. Shepherd and several other gentlemen were in the bar—Mrs. Shepherd and two other young ladies were serving—I saw the prisoners in the saloon bar—they were served by the
<hi rend="italic">Missus</hi>—I served them about half an hour after they came in—they stayed till after 12—when I served Perry he laughed and asked me how I was, and then I was called to serve another customer—afterwards Perry was looking round, and he said, "Are they bells up there?" pointing to two bells and something like a button round the bells—I said, "Yes, I believe they are"—he said, "Do you think they are fire bells?"—I said I should think they were—I believe they lead to doors—Snell was reading—Perry paid for the drinks—he said, "Is that your mistress?" pointing to Mrs. Tucker, the manageress—I said, "Yes"—the prisoners sat in the bar that evening for about four</p>
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<p>hours—I missed one or the other occasionally—about three times I noticed that—I saw Snell go to the door, and come back with a paper in his hand—he came from the street—the next evening they came into the same bar about 8 or 8.15—the mistress served them, and afterwards I served them—in about fifteen or twenty minutes they began laughing, and talking about one thing, and another—I noticed Perry had gone out, and I said to Snell, "Is your friend gone?"—he said, "Yes, he won't be long"—he said he had taken medicine, and I came to the conclusion he had gone to the lavatory—Miss Burnes, one of the barmaids, went out—as she was going through the door Perry said, "Is that young lady going out for the evening?"—I said, "Yes, I believe she is"—it was after that that we had the conversation about the medicine—I did not see Perry in the bar after that—the last I saw of Snell was when he went to the door with a book in his hand—on the Friday night they drank stout and mild, and mild and bitter, and they left half of it in each glass, which is very unusual—Miss Burnes came back—I next saw Perry at Westminster, when I picked him out without any hesitation from about six or seven others—I saw Snell about four days afterwards.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Snell.</hi> I did not notice that you left any drink in your glass on the Thursday.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> They drank beer each time, not spirits.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19050724-name-175" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19050724-name-175" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-name-175" type="surname" value="BURNES"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-name-175" type="given" value="ELLENS"/>ELLENS BURNES</persName> </hi>. I am a barmaid at the Woolpack—I saw the prisoners, come in together on the Thursday—they asked for the "Evening Stan
<lb/>dard" when I served them, when they first came in—they were in the bar when I went to bed about 11.30—they had been in the bar from about 8.30 or 8.45—on the Friday evening I saw them in the bar about 8.45—I put on my hat, and as I was going out, shopping, Snell said, "You look mashing to-night; are you going out?"—Perry said something—I came back in about twenty minutes, and as I was going through the private bar, I noticed Snell was looking towards the bar parlour—he was in the private bar, leaning on the counter—I went to the bar parlour, and then upstairs—I met Snell at the top of the stairs—I heard a whistle, low, and then loud—it came from below—Snell was against the lavatory door—I was going up higher—Snell could go upstairs either way—the spiral stairs would be nearer—I did not meet him, because I went up the broad staircase, and he must have gone up the other—only about two minutes had elapsed since I had seen him below—I went to the top floor—I heard a noise, like the rattling of money in a box—it seemed to come from the stairs—I had gone into my room, and I came out to see what was the matter—I looked down the stairs, and saw Perry on the stairs below the gate that is on the stairs which separates the private part of the stairs and the second floor from what is used by the customers—the public have no business above the gate—he was about two steps from the bottom, and actually falling down the stairs—he slipped down the last step—I heard the prisoners speak, but not what was said—I then went into my mistress's room—I saw that everything had been upset, and drawers were broken open that were usually locked—I came down and told the governor—I next saw</p>
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<p>Perry at the Police Court, Rochester Row, Westminster—I was too excited at first, but when I saw him again I said, "That is
<hi rend="italic">him"</hi> at once—at Wandsworth prison I identified Snell at once from six or seven others—on the Friday I had last been in the rooms on the top floor about 8.20 p.m.—I went into my own room first to take my hat and coat off—it is not usual for customers to leave half their liquor in their glasses.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Perry.</hi> I saw you standing with seven or eight others at Westminster—I did not put my hand on your shoulders for two or three minutes and say, "This is the lad"—I did not touch you at all—I said, "That is Aim," and I thought that was sufficient—I know you from seeing you in the house, and I know you are the one that fell down the stairs.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I am sure as to both the prisoners—Snell had a long coat on and a cap—I could not say what the other had on.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19050724-name-176" type="given" value="LOUISA"/>LOUISA TUCKER</persName> </hi>. I am manageress at the Woolpack—on Thursday, April 6th, I was serving in the bar—the prisoners came together between 7.30 and 8 p.m. into the private bar—they stayed till nearly closing time, about three or four hours—Perry was talking to Snell, and produced a post card—he was showing it to a customer—he wrote on it, "Sidney Perry"—he spoke to me about a girl he was taking out—Snell said he was always lucky, but scarcely anything else; Perry did most of the conversation—the next evening, Friday, they came into the private bar between 8 and 9—Perry said to me, "Good-evening, Aunty," in a jocular way—he spoke to me a few minutes afterwards—I did not see them go out of the bar—I next saw Perry at the Westminster Police Court on the 23rd—I felt sure he was the man, and afterwards I knew him perfectly—I identified Snell on June 22nd at Wandsworth prison.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Perry.</hi> I saw you enter the house—at Westminster I did not put my hand on your shoulder and say, "This is the lad"—I said, "You are the man"—I was quite certain of it—I said at the Police Court that I was not quite certain of you till you took your hat off.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19050724-name-177" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY WARMAR</persName> </hi>. I am a fell monger, at 4, Union Terrace, London Road, Crayford—I was in the Woolpack on Thursday and Friday, April 6th and 7th—I went in on the Thursday about 6.15 p.m.—I noticed the prisoners together in the private bar—on the Friday I went in the same bar between 8 and 8.30—the prisoners were in the bar in conversation—I saw Perry go up the spiral staircase about 8.40—Snell remained in the bar—Miss Burnes passed through and disappeared—Snell went to the spiral staircase and whistled once, and then he made a row on the stairs, and went out—I next saw him at Rochester Row—as I was sitting in the bar Perry rushed downstairs with his hat at the back of his head, his coat open, and his chain hanging down—he nearly fell down the stairs when he got to the bottom, and he rushed out into the street—I identified Perry, but I was not sure about Snell—about fifteen persons were present—I recognised Perry directly I saw him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Perry.</hi> I did not identify the wrong man twice.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19050724-name-178" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19050724-name-178" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-name-178" type="surname" value="SMITH"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-name-178" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM SMITH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Sergeant M.</hi>) I was in the waiting room at West
<lb/>minster Police Court on June 23rd when Perry was placed with ten men,</p>
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<p>and was identified by Shepherd after a little hesitation, by Maud Shepherd with no hesitation, while Tucker and Burnes looked fixedly at him, but failed—afterwards Mrs. Tucker asked to see Perry's right cheek, and I told Perry to take his hat off—he did so, and Tucker and Burnes examined him, and both said they were satisfied he was the man—Warmar identified him on the 30th from nearly twenty—when the prisoners were placed for identification both objected to other prisoners being amongst them and said none of the men were like them, so the other prisoners were put back into the cells, and we obtained persons from the streets, with collars on, and as near like Snell as we could get them—one man from a pawnbroker's was identified by Warmar as one of the men—when Perry was charged he said, "I do not know anything about it"—Snell was identified by the three female witnesses from six others at Wandsworth prison, after an arrangement with the governor of the prison—when Snell was charged he said, "All right, I never."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Snell.</hi> I inferred that you meant you never did it.
<hi rend="italic">Perry, in his defence, said that he was perfectly innocent, and that the witnesses had made a mistake.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Snell, in his defence, handed in a written statement to the effect that he went into the house with a man who treated him, and he admitted being in the house, but that he was never out of the bar till he went out for good, and that he knew nothing of the robbery.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19050724-614-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-614-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">PERRY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony at South London Sessions on March</hi> 12
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1902.
<hi rend="italic">Five other convictions were proved against him—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-614-19050724 t19050724-614-punishment-35"/>Three years' penal servitude</rs>.</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">SNELL</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">a conviction of felony at North London Sessions on April</hi> 20
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1904.
<hi rend="italic">Two other convictions were proved against him, and it was stated that he was an associate of thieves—
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-614-19050724 t19050724-614-punishment-36"/>Twelve months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">FOURTH COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, July</hi> 27
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1905.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before J. A. Rentoul, Esq., K.C.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">SAMUEL WILLIAM PARKER</hi> (39)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19050724-615-offence-1 t19050724-name-180"/>Mary Ann Scanlan</persName>, his wife being alive.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PASMORE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19050724-name-181" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN HOWARD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective-Constable T.</hi>) I am stationed at Chiswick—I arrested the prisoner on July 4th—I asked him if his name was Samuel William Parker—he replied, "Yes"—I said, "I shall arrest you for bigamously marrying Ann Scanlan on September 7th, 1902, at the Catholic Church, Stafford Road, Acton your first wife, Louisa Caroline Maud, being then and now alive"—he said, "Yes, that is right; I heard you were making inquiries about it. I stopped to see it out"—I produce copies of the certificates of the two marriages—in the second he is de
<lb/>scribed as a widower—the second wife came to the police station and said that she had heard that her husband had committed bigamy.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19050724-name-182" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19050724-name-182" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE NICHOLLS</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer at Brentford—I was present at the prisoner's marriage with Louisa Caroline Maud at St. Paul's Church,</p>
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<p>Brentford, on July 25th, 1888—I think they lived together for eight or nine years—I do not know why they separated.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19050724-name-183" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19050724-name-183" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t19050724-name-183" type="given" value="ELIZA MARY"/>ELIZA MARY PARKER</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's daughter—I am seventeen—there are four children of my father—my mother has got three by another man—when I was ten or eleven years old my mother ran away from us with another man—I next saw her two or three months ago—my father last saw her about six weeks ago—he told me he thought she was dead—he was married the second time three years ago—I did not know of this until I came home from service—I thought he was dead, because mother told me that his brains had been smashed out—I used to call the other man that mother lived with "father."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19050724-name-184" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN SCANLAN</persName> </hi>. I live at 23, Hogarth Avenue, Chiswick—I was married to the prisoner on September 7th, 1902, at the Roman Catholic Church, South Acton—he said he was a widower—his daughter came home about two months ago and I then heard that he had a wife living.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner:</hi> "I thought she was dead.'</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19050724-615-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">The police stated that the first wife had informed them that the prisoner did very little work; that when he did he did not bring his money home; that there were six children of the marriage; that he repeatedly beat her and that he had been sentenced to two months' imprisonment for deserting his children.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19050724-name-185" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19050724-name-185" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-name-185" type="surname" value="SCANLAN"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-name-185" type="given" value="MARY ANN"/>MARY ANN SCANLAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>). The prisoner has been a good husband to me; he has brought every penny home and has never knocked me about—he never drinks—it is not my wish to punish him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19050724-name-186" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19050724-name-186" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-name-186" type="surname" value="PARKER"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-name-186" type="given" value="ELIZA MARY"/>ELIZA MARY PARKER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>). What the officer has stated is not true—my father was a hard-working man and brought home every farthing to my mother and never knocked her about.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">Discharged on his own recognisances in</hi> £5.</rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>616.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ALBERT MORRIS</hi> (53)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19050724-616-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-616-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, Obtaining from
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19050724-616-offence-1 t19050724-name-188"/>Elizabeth Rottleb</persName> £1 by means of false pretences, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. OLIVER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DUCKWORTH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. CAMERON</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19050724-name-189" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19050724-name-189" type="gender" value="female"/>
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<interp inst="t19050724-name-189" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH ROTTLEB</persName> </hi>. I live at 27, Saville Street—the prisoner called on me on June 16th last and said, "I have heard you want a flat"—I said, "Yes, have you got one for me?"—he said, "Yes," and took me to 3, Albany Street—he first went to 27, Albany Street and got a key, leaving me in the street—he showed me the flat at 3, Albany Street—he told me the rent was 18s. a week; "it was unfurnished—I told him I would take it—he went back with me to my place and there said he wanted a deposit for the rent—I gave him 15s. and 5s. for himself—he said he wanted something for himself—he said he would write a receipt—I was busy at the time and asked him to leave it on the table but I have not seen it—he said he would come on Tuesday and bring the key—he did not come—on Wednesday I went to look for him—he told me he lived at 32, Rathbone Street—I could not find him—I</p>
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<p>went to 27, Albany Street, and found an agent there—he said he had got the key of the flat and that it was let—I told him I had rented the flat from Mr. Morris, and he said he had no money from him and that the flat was not to be let weekly, only for three months—I then gave information to the police.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not go to the prisoner and tell him I wanted a flat—I do not know how he knew I wanted one—I do not know whether my daughter called on him or not—she did not tell me so—he did not pay me the 15s. back and I did not thereupon return the receipt.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I did not go into 27, Albany Street, with him—I do not know what occurred there—I never saw him again after I paid him the pound till at the Police Court.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19050724-name-190" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19050724-name-190" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-name-190" type="surname" value="KING"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-name-190" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS KING</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Sergeant D.</hi>) On June 24th, about 11.15 a.m., I saw the prisoner in Rathbone Place—I did not tell him I was a police officer, because he knew me pretty well—I said, "I hold a warrant for your arrest for obtaining £1 by false pretences"—he became very excited and rather violent—I could not read the warrant to him then, so I took him to the station and read it to him—he said, "I deny it, and besides, the woman dare not come here and charge me; she is wanted herself"—when charged, he said, "It is not true"—later on in a cab, going to the Police Court, after being cautioned he said, "I admit I gave her a receipt for 15s., but not for the 5s.; that was for my trouble. I had a right to take the 15s., for I am authorised to let the place by Mr. Elgood, of 98, Wimpole Street. Of course I told the woman a lie when I said the rent was 18s. The rent is £40 per annum, besides rates and taxes, and they also require £50 premium."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I gave him the usual caution.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19050724-name-191" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19050724-name-191" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-name-191" type="surname" value="GOODALL"/>
<interp inst="t19050724-name-191" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL GOODALL</persName> </hi>. I am manager to Messrs. J. R. Kemp & Co., 27, Albany Street—my firm are well-known house agents in the district—the prisoner came to us on June 16th—there was no one with him—he asked me for the key of a certain flat that we had to let—I gave it to him—he brought it back in about twenty minutes—I started to tell him what the particulars were, but he did not seem inclined to wait to hear the full particulars—he went away and just simply returned and gave me the by—I told him the rent of the flat was at the rate of £40 a year and rates and taxes, and that our client had only three months of her term to complete, and I think I told him about the premium that was required, but he seemed to be in rather a hurry—some days afterwards the pro
<lb/>secutrix called, saying she had called to get possession of the flat—I asked her what she meant—she said, "I have taken it"—I said, "Not that I am aware of"—she said, "A man came the other day and got the key, and I went with him and saw the flat and he told me he had taken if for me, and I paid him"—I think she said 15s., but I made no note of it—I refused to let her have it—so far a