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<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT</p>
<p>Sessions Paper.</p>
<p>MORGAN, MAYOR.</p>
<p>FOURTH SESSION, HELD FEBRUARY 5TH, 1906.</p>
<p>MINUTES OF EVIDENCE,</p>
<p>TAKEN IN SHORTHAND BY</p>
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<interp inst="t19060205-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</p>
<p>OF THE</p>
<p>CENTRAL CRIMINAL COURT,</p>
<p>Held on Monday, February 5th, 1906, and following days.</p>
<p>Before the Right Hon.
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<interp inst="t19060205-name-2" type="given" value="WALTER VAUGHAN"/>WALTER VAUGHAN MORGAN</persName>, LORD MAYOR</hi> of the City of London; the Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t19060205-name-3" type="given" value="CHARLES JOHN"/>CHARLES JOHN DARLING</persName> </hi>, and the Hon. Sir
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<interp inst="t19060205-name-4" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY SUTTON</persName> </hi>, two of the Justices of His Majesty's High Court; Sir
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<interp inst="t19060205-name-5" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH SAVORY</persName> </hi>, Bart.; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">GEORGE F. FAUDEL PHILLIPS</hi>, Bart., G.C.I.E.; Sir
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<interp inst="t19060205-name-6" type="given" value="JAMES THOMSON"/>JAMES THOMSON RITCHIE</persName> </hi>, Bart., Aldermen of the said City; Sir
<hi rend="smallCaps">FORREST FULTON</hi>, Knt., K.C., Recorder of the said City;
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<interp inst="t19060205-name-7" type="given" value="FREDERICK PRAT"/>FREDERICK PRAT ALLISTON</persName> </hi>, Esq.,
<hi rend="smallCaps">HOWARD CARLILE MORRIS</hi>, Esq., and
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<interp inst="t19060205-name-8" type="given" value="FRANCIS STANHOPE"/>FRANCIS STANHOPE HANSON</persName> </hi>, Esq., other of the Aldermen of the said City;
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<interp inst="t19060205-name-9" 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>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">THOMAS VANSITTART BOWATER</hi>, Esq. J.P.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Sheriffs.</hi> </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">MORGAN, MAYOR. FOURTH 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, February</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1906.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ROWSELL</hi>,
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<p>198.
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<p>(199.)
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-199-19060205 t19060205-199-punishment-2"/>One month hard labour</rs>.—
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<p>(200.)
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19060205-200-offence-1 t19060205-name-19"/>Henry St. John Wentworth</persName> and stealing a coffee pot and other goods, "his property;
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19060205-200-offence-1 t19060205-name-20"/>Edward Giles</persName>, having been convicted of felony at Clerkenwell Sessions on June 15th, 1896.</rs>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19060205-201-offence-1 t19060205-name-22"/>Arthur Howard</persName> with intent to do him grievous bodily harm, having been convicted of felony at Clerkenwell Sessions on August 15th, 1899. </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> endeavouring, by virtue of a forged instrument, to obtain a letter of recommendation from
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19060205-202-offence-1 t19060205-name-25"/>John Dickinson</persName>, a Police Magistrate at the Thames Police Court.</rs>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19060205-203-offence-1 t19060205-name-27"/>Albert Clarke</persName> with intent to do him grievous bodily harm.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t19060205-203-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-203-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/> </rs>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-203-19060205 t19060205-203-punishment-6"/>Judgment respited in order that his mind might be inquired into.</rs> </hi></p> </div1>
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<p>(204.)
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<hi rend="largeCaps">DUNCAN MACKENZIE</hi> (62)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19060205-204-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="forgery"/> to forging and uttering a receipt for £30 with intent to defraud;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to unlawfully obtaining from
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19060205-204-offence-1 t19060205-name-29"/>Joseph Henley</persName> and from
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19060205-204-offence-1 t19060205-name-30"/>Herbert Fisher</persName> £11 17s. 6d. by false pretences with intent to defraud;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to feloniously forging and uttering a receipt for £33 12s. with intent to defraud, having been convicted of felony at this Court on July 23rd, 1900, as Alexander Mackenzie. </rs>
<hi rend="italic">Several other convictions were proved against him.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-204-19060205 t19060205-204-punishment-7"/>Twenty months' hard labour</rs>.—
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<interp inst="t19060205-204-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs>And</hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>(205.)
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MORRIS STEIN</hi> (28)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19060205-205-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="burglary"/> to a burglary in the dwelling house of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19060205-205-offence-1 t19060205-name-32"/>George Clanson</persName> and stealing four medals and other goods;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to a burglary in the dwelling house of
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<interp inst="t19060205-name-33" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-33" type="surname" value="TODD"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19060205-205-offence-1 t19060205-name-33"/>Stephen Turner Todd</persName> and stealing a coat and other goods;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to a burglary in the dwelling house of
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<interp inst="t19060205-name-34" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-34" type="surname" value="WOOLF"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19060205-205-offence-1 t19060205-name-34"/>David Samuel Woolf</persName> and stealing a tray and other goods;
<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to being found by night in the possession of house-breaking implements without lawful excuse, having been convicted of felony at this Court on September 10th, 1901. </rs>
<hi rend="italic">Three other convictions were proved against him.
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<interp inst="t19060205-205-punishment-8" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-204-19060205 t19060205-205-punishment-8"/>Five years' penal servitude</rs>.</hi>
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<interp inst="t19060205-205-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-205-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>206.
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<interp inst="def1-206-19060205" type="age" value="38"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM JOHNSON</hi> (38)</persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS SMITH</hi>.(38)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19060205-206-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-206-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Unlawfully attempting to steal divers goods and moneys of a woman whose name is unknown.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DAVIS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19060205-name-37" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY BEAOHY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective, City</hi>). On January 18th I was in Liverpool Street about 6 p.m., and saw the prisoners outside the Great Eastern Railway station gates—there were a great quantity of people there and the prisoners were mixing with them as they were walking along—I saw Smith follow a woman, Johnson being close behind, and Smith put his hands in front of him and fumble in the folds of the woman's dress—I was about half a yard away and Detective Burgess was a little way behind me; he could not see what I saw—the prisoners followed the woman about half a dosen yards—they went into the station and came back to the gates again, but I saw Smith go to another woman while Johnson was close behind him—Smith put his hands in the folds of the lady's dress—Johnson was then beside him—they left that woman and went across to New Broad Street, where the 'buses start—Smith went up to a woman who was waiting for a 'bus and put his left hand into the folds of her dress, Johnson standing beside—they left that woman and followed some others to Broad Street station, where I saw Smith go behind one of the women and put his hand into the folds of her dress, Johnson being close beside him—nothing was extracted to my knowledge—they left that woman and went back to the Great Eastern Railway station—they went inside, but did not take a ticket—Smith did the same thing there, Johnson being close beside him, and they then went to the 'bus-stand again—they went into the station three times while I was watching them—they did not appear to have any business there—I saw them do the same thing in New Broad Street—I was watching them for about twenty-five minutes—</p>
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<p>I then left the observation to Burgess and I kept in the rear, watching Burgess, and from what he told me we arrested the prisoners—we charged them and Smith said, "You have made a mistake"—Johnson said nothing.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Johnson.</hi> We used our discretion as to whether we should apprehend you after making so many attempts—we made an inquiry of a lady, but she had lost nothing.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Smith.</hi> I saw you by the station gates, behind a lady, with both your hands in front of you, fumbling with her dress—I was just behind Johnson—I did not see you extract anything—after that you followed another lady and repeated the same attempt—I was about half a yard away and you were behind the lady—I did not say at the Police Court that you were at the side—I saw you repeat the same attempt—I was not very far away then—I left the observation to Burgess to twenty-five or thirty minutes and I was watching him.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19060205-name-38" type="given" value="JOSEPH"/>JOSEPH BURGESS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Constable, City</hi>). On January 18th, about 6 p.m., I was with Beachy—I first saw the prisoners together at Liverpool Street railway station entrance—Beachy was with me—I saw nothing done while he had them under observation, but I took them under observation shortly after 6.30—before that I was following Beachy, but could not see the prisoners—when I took them under observation I saw Smith in Broad Street, following a lady across to the Great Eastern Railway entrance, and when in the thick of the crowd by the gates he lifted his overcoat with his right hand inside it—Johnson was on his left side and Smith's hand went into the folds of the lady's dress—I was within a yard of them—I went back after the prisoners into Broad Street—they brought another lady over and carried out a similar thing in the gateway, Smith putting his hands precisely as before and Johnson being on his right side—they left that lady and went into Liverpool Street station and I saw Smith get hold of his overcoat again as he had done previously, place his right hand in the folds of the lady's dress, Johnson standing on his right—they left that lady and came back into Liverpool Street, crossed into New Broad Street, where they followed another lady into Liverpool Street, and when outside the gate entrance in the thick of the crowd Smith again got hold of his overcoat behind the lady's dress, Johnson again coming up on the right side—Smith was covering the back of the lady's dress with his coat and Johnson was in such a position that if a purse had been taken it could readily have been passed to him, and that was the case on each occasion—they left that lady and went into New Broad Street and came back behind another lady, when Smith in New Broad Street held out his overcoat and in the thick of the crowd placed his hands in it and Johnson came up beside him—they left that lady, went back into New Broad Street, followed another lady and crossed into Liverpool Street, where they committed another offence in exactly the same way—I then followed them back into New Broad Street, where they followed another lady to the North London Railway—Smith held his overcoat in the same way as before and Johnson came up on his right—Johnson was not long</p>
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<p>anything except standing on his right—I arrested them in company with Beachy after I had told them what I had seen taking place.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Smith.</hi> I was about a yard from you when you attempted to pick the first lady's pocket and Johnson was touching me every time he came up to you—I could see your hands in the folds of the lady's dress.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Johnson, in his defence, said that he was in Liverpool Street on this night, but that the evidence of the officers was entirely false; that it was not reason
<lb/>able that two detectives would watch two men for three-quarters of an how and see them make twelve or thirteen attempts on ladies and not call the ladies forward as witnesses.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Smith, in his defence, said that it was not feasible for a man to be at the side of another and see his hands in a lady's dress as described.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19060205-206-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value=""/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>207.
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<interp inst="def1-207-19060205" type="age" value="38"/>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">THOMAS SMITH</hi> </persName> were
<hi rend="italic">again</hi> indicted for
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<interp inst="t19060205-207-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="other"/> an offence against the Prevention of Crimes Act.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. DAVIS</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">for the Prosecution, offered no evidence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19060205-207-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p> </div1>
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<p>208.
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<rs id="t19060205-208-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19060205-208-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-208-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing £4 15s. 1d., the moneys of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19060205-208-offence-1 t19060205-name-42"/>Arthur Chisholm Moore</persName> and others. (
<hi rend="italic">See page</hi> 465.)</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19060205-name-43" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19060205-name-43" type="given" value="GRAHAM"/>MR. GRAHAM CAMPBELL</persName> </hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BOHN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19060205-name-44" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19060205-name-44" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
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<interp inst="t19060205-name-44" type="given" value="HIRBERT RICHARD"/>HIRBERT RICHARD KEMPTON</persName> </hi>. I am a solicitor's clerk in the employ ment of Messrs. Kingsford, Dorman & Co.—that firm consists of Mr. Arthur Chisolm Moore and other gentlemen—on August 26th, 1905, I gave my son Cecil this cheque (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) for £4 15s. 1d. to be cashed—he was not employed by the firm—I gave him certain instructions—he came back inside ten minutes, but without any cash—the cheque is drawn on the London & Westminster bank by the firm—my son made a communication to me and I spoke to the assistant cashier, Mr. Munday, who immediately went to the bank, and saw the cashier there—on his return I reported the matter to one of my principals and then went to Bow Street.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have never seen the prisoner before.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19060205-name-45" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19060205-name-45" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-45" type="surname" value="KEMPTON"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-45" type="given" value="CECIL"/>CECIL KEMPTON</persName> </hi>. I am the son of the last witness—about noon on August 26th he handed me this cheque to get cashed—I took it straight to the London & Westminster Bank and got it cashed all right—the money was given to me in a bag, which I put into my pocket—I walked back, and when I got three parts of the way back the prisoner came up to me and said there was something wrong with the cheque—I did not recognise him as anybody I had seen in the bank—I did not ask him who he was—he said, "You must go and tell your cashier and ask him to come to the bank. You must first give me the money"—I gave him the money and went back and told the firm's cashier—later in the day I went with my father to Bow Street—I remember going to the Mansion House Police Court, where from about seventeen men I picked out the prisoner—I recognised him at once.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I shall be fifteen next Thursday—the prisoner was dressed in a light grey suit, no hat, and he had a pen behind his ear—I</p>
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<p>call the coat he has on now green—I identified him by his face, not by his clothes—I am certain he had not his arm in a sling—I said at the Police Court that I picked him out of twelve men—at first I thought there were twelve, but I heard afterwards there were seventeen—I did not notice how the other men were dressed.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I have no doubt that he is the man.</p>
<p>]
<hi rend="smallCaps">EGBERT ROBERTSON</hi>. I am a paying cashier at the London & West
<lb/>minster Bank, Temple Bar branch—I very well remember cashing this cheque, dated August 26th, 1905, and giving the money to a messenger from Kingsford, Dorman & Co.—the cheque is in proper form—no one was sent after the messenger to whom I had given the money.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> It was about mid-day; I did not see the prisoner.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19060205-name-46" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19060205-name-46" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-46" type="surname" value="MUNDAY"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-46" type="given" value="WILLIAM FRANK"/>WILLIAM FRANK MUNDAY</persName> </hi>. I am assistant cashier to kingsford, Dorman & Co.—I remember Mr. Kempton speaking to me on August 26th, about 12.30—I immediately went to the bank and saw the cashier.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have not seen the prisoner before.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I subsequently saw the cheque; it came back in the usual way, paid.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19060205-name-47" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19060205-name-47" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-47" type="surname" value="SPRINGER"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-47" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR SPRINGER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective-Sergeant, E.</hi>) I was at Mansion House Police Court on December 14th when Cecil Kempton picked the prisoner out from eighteen men.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> At the Police Court the boy said there were twelve men, but I counted them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I was present at the identification—the boy had not the slightest hesitation.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "I plead not guilty and reserve my defence."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence on oath, said that he was a photographic dealer at 8, Mentmore Terrace, London Fields; that on August</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th he was not in the neighbourhood of the London & Westminster bank; that on that day he was at Victoria Park, Hackney, from</hi> 11 a.m. till 4 p.m.,
<hi rend="italic">walking about; that he had never seen the boy before; that on July</hi> 31
<hi rend="italic">st he fell from a brake and put his arm out; that he wore his arm in a ding for six weeks afterwards; that on August 1st he went to St. Bartholomew's hospital; that his landlady, Mrs. Dewey, at</hi> 32,
<hi rend="italic">Squirries Street, Bethnal Green Road, dressed it for him afterwards; that she dressed it for him on August</hi> 26
<hi rend="italic">th before he went out; that he never went about without a hat; and that he went to Victoria Park on August 26th, as he wanted to go out, but could not go into a crowd on account of his injured arm.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19060205-name-48" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS BEACH</persName> </hi>. I live at 20, Royston Street, Bonnet Lane, Victoria Park—on July 31st I was waiting for my wife to come home on the same brake which the prisoner was on, and as it pulled up I saw the prisoner fell off the front—I picked him up and took him into the saloon bar of the Bishop Bonner in Royston Street, where he had a drop of brandy—when he took his coat off I saw that his arm was grased, and when I saw him next, a couple of days afterwards, he had his arm in a sling—I had seen him</p>
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<p>in the public-house before—I last saw him with his arm in a sling about the end of August—I did not know he had been attending St. Bartholo
<lb/>mew's Hospital.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am a cabinet manufacturer and work at home—I was asked last Saturday week to come and give evidence—I fix July 31st at the day of the accident, because my wife was at the same outing, and I was going myself, only business prevented me—I
<hi rend="italic">see</hi> the prisoner several times in Bethnal Green Road a couple or three weeks after the accident; it was more than ten days.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MRS. DEWEY</hi>. I live at 32, Squirries Street—last August the prisoner lodged with me, but I cannot say the exact date—I know he had bad arm on August 1st and I bound it up for him for the first time on that day—he came to lodge with me about eighteen months before that and left about the end of August because he was going to work somewhere else—I frequently bound up his arm in the mornings because he could not do it himself—that went on for about six weeks, but I did not bind t up all that time—he had a bad arm for six weeks and he was with me nearly all that time—he came to my place after he left, but I cannot re
<lb/>member if his arm was still up.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> A friend asked me to come and give evidence—I do not know her name; it was a couple of days ago—she only came to see me—she did not mention that his arm was in a sling, but I did—I do not know how long he wore his arm in a sling—I started binding it up on August 1st—he wore an overcoat which would hide my binding up—it was his right arm—I am quite sure he left me about the end of August—I never dressed his arm after he left us.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> His arm was bandaged and folded up when he left me, but I do not know what kept it in that position.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<p>(
<hi rend="italic">See page</hi> 671.)</p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Monday, February</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1906.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<p>(210.)
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<interp inst="t19060205-210-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/> to unlawfully having in his possession three counterfeit half-sovereigns, 106 counter
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<hi rend="italic">also</hi> to uttering counter
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<p>211.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MARY GARDINER</hi> (22)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19060205-211-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlaw
<lb/>fully possessing two moulds for making counterfeit coin.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES GAR
<lb/>DINER</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t19060205-211-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
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<interp inst="t19060205-211-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARTRIDGE</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">for the Prosecution, offered no evidence against</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MARY GARDINER</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19060205-211-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi> (
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<p>212.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MARY GARDINER</hi> </persName> were again indicted for
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<interp inst="t19060205-212-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-212-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/> uttering counterfeit coin twice on the. same day, well knowing it to be counterfeit.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JAMES GARDINER</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<rs id="t19060205-212-verdict-1" type="verdictDescription">
<interp inst="t19060205-212-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-212-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARTRIDGE</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">for the Prosecution, offend no evidence against</hi>
<hi rend="largeCaps">MARY GARDINER</hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19060205-212-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="noEvidence"/>NOT GUILTY</rs> </hi>.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Eight previous convictions were proved against</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JAMES GARDINER</hi>.†
<hi rend="italic">not for coinage offences.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">ASHER SYMONS</hi> (28)</persName> and
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY SHERLOCK</hi> (40)</persName>
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<lb/>lawfally having in their possession eleven counterfeit florins, knowing the same to be counterfeit, and with intent to utter the same.
<hi rend="italic">Second Count.</hi> Uttering a counterfeit florin, knowing it to be counterfeit.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">SYMONS
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARTRIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GREEN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended</hi> Symons.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19060205-name-57" type="given" value="DORA"/>DORA GARFINKEL</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of a grocer at 68, Oxford Street, E.—on January 16th Symons came into my shop and asked for two penny
<lb/>worth of cheese, tendering this florin (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)in payment—I had not change in the shop, and I went to the public-house, where the man gave me change for it—I went back to my shop and gave him the cheese and 1s. 10d. change.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19060205-name-58" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT HAMILTON</persName> </hi>. I am the licensee of the Honest Lawyer, in Oxford Street, E., Mrs. Garfinkel being my next-door neighbour—she came in to me with a florin and I gave her change for it—I put the florin in my cash box on the top of other coins—the police came in and I gave it to them; it was on the top, and was the last coin I had vat in.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19060205-name-59" type="given" value="ALBERT"/>ALBERT BOREHAM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective H.</hi>) About 7.15 p.m. on January 16th I was with Detective Horne, when I saw Symons leave 68, Oxford Street, E., Mrs. Garfinkel's shop—he then joined Sherlook at the corner of Russell Street and Oxford Street, just opposite the shop—they spoke to each other and then walked together up Russell Street into Mile End Road, a distance of 500 yards—they then went into the four ale bar of the Earl Grey—while there Sherlook took something from his waistcoat pocket and handed it to Symons; it appeared to me to be like a coin; it was small—I went in and told Sherlock that I suspected him of having counterfeit coin in his possession—he said, "You have made a mistake,
<hi rend="italic">guv'nor</hi>"—I felt in his right-hand waistcoat pocket, where I had seen him put his hand previously, and I found ten counterfeit florins wrapped up in a small piece of paper; they were not wrapped up with layers between—I also found 1s. 3d. in good money upon him—in the doorway I asked him how he had got this counterfeit money, and he said, "You find out; what I get I am going to put up with"—Home arrested Symons—I took Sherlock to the station, where he was charged with being concerned with Symons in uttering one counterfeit coin and possessing eleven alto
<lb/>gether with intent to utter them—he made no reply—I went to the Honest lawyer, where this bad florin was produced to me from the cash box.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Sherlook.</hi> I did not come to your cell that night and say to you, "Sherlock, tell me where you got. them from and I will let you off."</p>
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<interp inst="t19060205-name-60" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED HORNE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective H.</hi>) I have been out of Court till just now—on January 16th I was with Boreham in Oxford Street, and at 7 p.m. I saw Sherlock standing outside the baker's shop at the corner of Russell Street and Oxford Street, right opposite Mrs. Garfinkel's shop—I saw Symons come out of Mrs. Garfinkel's shop and walk across and join Sherlock—they both turned into Russell Street and walked through into Sydney Street and so into Mile End Road, which is a distance of about 500 yards, Boreham and I following them—they then stood in the doorway of the Earl Grey and Sherlock took something from he waistcoat pocket which was wrapped in paper, and passed it to Symons—Sherlock then remained on the doorstep and Symons went into the urinal of the public-house—I followed him and said, "I believe you are passing bad money"—he said, "No, sir, I am well known here"—I brought him out and took him to Arbour Square station, where I searched him—in his left-hand jacket pocket I found one counterfeit florin—I also found a small packet of tea dust, one piece of cheese, and a tablet of soap (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—he made no answer when charged—I have seen him and Sherlock together frequently during the past two months.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19060205-name-61" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin at His Majesty's Mint—the ten florins found on Sherlock, the florin found on Symons, and that passed to Mrs. Garfinkel are all counterfeit and from the same mould.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Sherlock's defence</hi>: "All I have got to say is that I did not know they were bad; I am innocent of that. I picked them up in Chappel Street, Mile End Road. This is the first time I have ever been in trouble."</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">It was stated that for the fast three or four months Symons had been associated with convicted thieves and that Sherlock and he had been passing counterfeit coins in the neighbourhood for the last two months.
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<rs id="t19060205-214-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19060205-214-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-214-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully having in his possesion lour counterfeit florins, knowing the same to be counterfeit, and with intent to utter them.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARTRIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19060205-name-63" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19060205-name-63" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-63" type="surname" value="BLIGH"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-63" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK BLIGH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective, City</hi>). On January 5th I was with Detec
<lb/>tive Butcher in Aldersgate Street, when I saw the prisoner standing by Jewin Street, which runs into Aldersgate Street—I followed him from there to Fenchurch Street, when he stopped by a shop window and took a number of coins from his pocket and examined them—this was abort 4 p.m.—I had followed him for quite a mile and a quarter, and noticed him looking about as though he were looking for someone and stopping now and again—I went up to him and said, "I am a police officer and I suspect you of having counterfeit coin in your possession"—he said, "Counterfeit coin! What do you mean?"—I held out my hand and said, "Give me those counterfeit coins you have got in your pocket"—he said, "I have only a few coppers," and at the same time he pat his hand in his left-hand jacket pocket—as he refused to withdraw it I put my hand in and took out 2s. 11 3/4 d. in bronze—in his trousers pocket I</p>
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<p>found 14s. in silver, made up of shillings and sixpences—he then put his kind in his right-hand vest pocket and said, "All right; I will give in. You may as well have them now," and he took out four counterfeit florins which he gave me; two of them were bent—he pulled out two more counterfeit florins from other pockets, one of them being wrapped in paper—I took him to the station, where he was charged—he gave no address I examined the papers found in his possession and found a slip of paper with an address at Canning Town on it—I went there and found he resided there with his parents—I was searching the premises when two men entered and went to the back of the house—I followed and bond three men fitting up a blacksmith's forge, and anvil and a furnace—I recognised one of the men as the man I had seen with the prisoner on a previous occasion—I had not Been the prisoner pass any bad money—when he was charged with possessing these four counterfeit coins with intent to utter them he made no reply—he said before the Lord Mayor, "I was out of work and a man asked me to buy them."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19060205-name-64" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19060205-name-64" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19060205-name-64" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BUTCHER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective, City</hi>). I was with Bligh on January 5th—at the station, while waiting to be charged, the prisoner said, "What do you think I shall get? I shall plead guilty."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19060205-name-65" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19060205-name-65" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-65" type="surname" value="WERSTER"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-65" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WERSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin at His Majesty's Mint—these four florins are counterfeit and from the same mould—they are unusually good imitations.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner said before the Magistrate</hi>: "I was out of work and I had the offer of buying them. I plead guilty."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19060205-214-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-214-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t19060205-214-punishment-13" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t19060205-214-punishment-13" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-214-punishment-13" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-214-19060205 t19060205-214-punishment-13"/>Three months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, February</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1906.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Recorder.</hi> </p>
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<p>215.
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<interp inst="def1-215-19060205" type="given" value="JOHN"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN APPLEBY</hi> (30)</persName>
<rs id="t19060205-215-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19060205-215-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-215-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Stealing a photographic camera, the property of the
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19060205-215-offence-1 t19060205-name-67"/>London Stereoscopic and Photographic Company, Ltd.</persName> </rs> </p>
<p>(
<hi rend="italic">see page</hi> 666.)
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GRAHAM CAMPBELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GREEN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19060205-name-68" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19060205-name-68" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-68" type="surname" value="SUMMERS"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-68" type="given" value="ERNEST HENRY"/>ERNEST HENRY SUMMERS</persName> </hi>. I am an assistant salesman to the London Stereoscopic & Photographic Company, Ltd., at 54, Cheapside—on October 2nd, 1905, I received a telephone message between 4.30 and 4.45 p.m. in consequence of which I got a camera ready valued at fifteen guineas—this (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) is one of our cameras, called the Lesco Reflex, but I cannot say if it is the exact one I packed; it is an exact model and has "Lesco" on it, which is the name given to these cameras—the name was invented by our manager; it is registered, but we have only had it about a year—I also packed three slides identical with these—we started selling these cameras in March, 1905, and to private customers we have sold altogether eight, and none to the trade—they are intended for amateurs—in January we took stock, and, making allowance for the eight which we sold, there is a ninth missing—having packed up the camera it was sent by our errand boy, Gilman, about 4.50—the customer was supposed to be G. Home, of New Broad Street—I was out when the boy returned.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The eight cameras which we have sold since March are identical in all respects with this one—I do not think they are</p>
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<p>numbered—there is nothing to warrant me in saying that this particular camera was one sent out on any particular day—these slides an of a different pattern to the ordinary—we have a branch at 106 and 108, Regent Street, but nowhere else, and these Lesco cameras are only sold at our Cheapside branch—if a person went to Regent Street and wanted a Lesoo they would send to our place for it—I think the last Lesco which we sold was in December, but not to the trade.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19060205-name-69" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19060205-name-69" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-69" type="surname" value="GILMAN"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-69" type="given" value="ISAAC"/>ISAAC GILMAN</persName> </hi>. Last October I was employed by the London Stereo
<lb/>scopic Company in Cheapside as errand boy—I have left them now—on October 2nd I received a camera from Mr. Summers to take to Mr. Horne 4b, New Broad Street—I saw it packed; it was about the size of this one—I took it to New Broad Street, and outside No. 4b, which is a photographic shop, the prisoner met me and asked if I had a camera for Mr. Horne from the London Stereoscopic Company—he was in the street just outside the shop—I said, "Yes"—he asked me if I had the slides inside the parcel—I said, "Yes"—he told me to go back and get a camera case, and to hurry back as the customer was waiting for it, and he gave me 2d. for the 'but fare—I gave him the camera—he did not ask me for it—I asked him for a receipt for it and he signed my book (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) in an endorsing pencil—it appears to be, "H. Nelson"—I went back for the casc but could not get one—I was sent out to try and get one, but did not succeed—I returned to Home's, where I was told something, and I then returned to my employers—I made a complaint to the police, and on December 14th I went to the Mansion House Police Court, where I saw a number of men from whom I picked out the prisoner—I looked round and then picked him out—I cannot say how many men there were—the prisoner is the man.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I left the Stereoscopic Company about four months after October 2nd—I had never seen the man who accosted me on October 2nd before, and I did not see him again till December 14th—it was getting dark when the man accosted me—I was speaking to him for about two minutes—he was dressed in a jacket suit and bowler hat, but I cannot tell you the colour of the suit—he had a slight light moustache—I did not pick the prisoner out at once on December 14th—I looked round two or three times—I gave the same description of the man to the police as I have given to-day—I told them he was a little above my own height—when I picked the prisoner out he was clean shaven—I was only a few yards from Home's shop when the man spoke to me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I identified the prisoner by his face, not by his clothes—I believed the man came from Home's shop, or I should not have given him the camera.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19060205-name-70" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19060205-name-70" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-70" type="surname" value="TYLER"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-70" type="given" value="JAMES WILLIAM"/>JAMES WILLIAM TYLER</persName> </hi>. I am a photographic salesman to G. F. Hone, 4b, New Broad Street—on October 2nd Gilman came to the shop—on that day we did not send a message to the London Stereoscopic Com
<lb/>pany by telephone—I never saw the prisoner until he was at Bow Street.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19060205-name-71" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19060205-name-71" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-71" type="surname" value="MILES"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-71" type="given" value="EDWIN"/>EDWIN MILES</persName> </hi>. I am manager to the London Stereoscopic Company, Cheapside—this Lesco camera is in all respects similar to the Lesco cameras we sell—these slides are specially made for those cameras—we have a</p>
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<p>shop in Regent Street, but these cameras are only supplied by the Cheap side shop—Messrs. Horne are the only dealers to whom we have supplied a Leaico; we can locate the other eight which we have sold.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Crost-examined.</hi> We have got the names of the persons to whom we sold the eight, but we do not know what they have done with them.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19060205-name-72" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19060205-name-72" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-72" type="surname" value="CROUCH"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-72" type="given" value="JESSE"/>JESSE CROUCH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective-Inspector, City</hi>). On December 7th I saw the prisoner at the Minories police station—he had been detained there on some other charge—I said to him, "I am a police officer; I am going: to your address. Any property that I find there I shall bring back and star you"—I proceeded to his address at 8, Mentmore Terrace, Hackney, with Detective Walton—he had a bed-sitting room there—I there found a large trunk which contained seven cameras and a quantity of other photographic appliances; this Lesco camera is one of them—we conveyed the trunk to the Minories police station, where I laid the contents out—I showed him this camera and he said he had bought it at Stevens' sale rooms—I took him to mean Stevens, the well-known place off Covent Garden—I said, "How did you buy it—under the hammer? Have you any receipt for it?"—he said, "No, I bought it of! a man in the room"—I asked him for the man's name, but he said he did not know—I did not ask him the price—on December 14th he was brought up on remand, and on January 11th, after his release from the Court, I charged him with stealing this camera and lens—he nodded his head and said, "Yes"—I showed him the camera.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He was picked out by Oilman on December 14th—he bad been in custody for a week—on January 11th, before I charged him, he had been to the police station to recover his property, but not to me personally—the prisoner was acquitted at this Court last Session—with in a week of finding this camera I ascertained that it belonged to the London Stereoscopio Company.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "I plead not guilty and reserve my defence."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence on oath, said that he was a photographic dealer at his private address at</hi> 8,
<hi rend="italic">Mentmore Terrace, and did his dealing at Stevens" sale rooms, where he went every week and bought and sold goods; that he purchased this camera there off a dealer whom he had seen there before, about the middle of October, for</hi> £6;
<hi rend="italic">that it was secondhand and had the shutter broken; that on October 2nd he was not near Broad Street, but could not remember where he was on that day; that he never saw Gilman until at the Police Court; that he had never grown a moustache; that he did not know the name of the man from whom he bought the camera, but thought it was Burton or Burden; that there were twenty people in the room, whose names he did not know; and that his proper name was Mills.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19060205-215-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-215-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">The police stated that the prisoner had been watched and had been seen with a man named Bevan</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">See page</hi> 430)
<hi rend="italic">to stop boys outside banks, and also to change his hat or cap in the street.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-215-19060205 t19060205-215-punishment-14"/>Eighteen months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>216.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">PATRICK LACY</hi> (37)</persName>
<rs id="t19060205-216-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19060205-216-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="breakingPeace"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-216-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="wounding"/>, Feloniously wounding
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<interp inst="t19060205-name-74" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-74" type="surname" value="DALY"/>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19060205-216-offence-1 t19060205-name-74"/>Jeremiah Daly</persName> with intent to do him grievous bodily harm.</rs> </p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FISHER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19060205-name-75" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19060205-name-75" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-75" type="surname" value="DALY"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-75" type="given" value="JEREMIAH"/>JEREMIAH DALY</persName> </hi>. I am a labourer and live at 53, Great Wild street—on January 2nd I was standing at the corner of Great Wild Street and Great Queen Street, reading a letter, about 2.30 p.m., when the prisoner and another man came up and the other man bid him good-day—the prisoner came up to me and said, "Hullo, you are out of work now; you are as badly of as I am"—I said, "You mind your own business"—he said, "You are a rotten b——b——"twice—I cannot say if he was drunk, but I gave him a push, and as I turned round he came at me with a knife—the blood spurted out as I walked away with a handkerchief up, and as I got to Drury Lane he said, "There is the b——blade for you"—I west to Dr. Hine with a constable and then I went to King's College Hospital—when the detective came there I gave him the blade of the Knife—the detective passed as the prisoner stabbed me—I had seen the pris
<lb/>oner two or three times and he interfered with me and I walked away because I heard people say he was not right in his mind—there was no reason why he should have assaulted me.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I have not been working in Exeter Street or Burleigh Street—I may have seen you, but did not know who you were—I know your father and mother and they are very respectable people—I come from Ireland, but I do not know if you do.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner</hi>: "I cannot dispute that I used the knife, but I did not do it intentionally."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19060205-name-76" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19060205-name-76" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-76" type="surname" value="WEBB"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-76" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED WEBB</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective E.</hi>) On January 2nd I was passing along Great Queen Street about 2.15 p.m., in plain clothes, when I saw the prisoner shouting and appearing to be excited—I turned round and saw him strike the prosecutor with his right hand—the prosecutor ran away shouting "Police"—I saw the prisoner throw a knife away, which I picked up and found to be minus one blade (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—I then seized him and told him I was a police officer—he said, "I do not care who you are; I stabbed him with a knife and I wish to Christ I had killed him, and I will do so yet"—he was taken to the station and the prose
<lb/>cutor to the hospital—at the hospital the prosecutor handed me the blood-stained blade of a knife which corresponds with the handle which I picked up.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19060205-name-77" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19060205-name-77" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-77" type="surname" value="THOM"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-77" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE THOM</persName> </hi>. I am house surgeon at King's College Hospital, and remember the prosecutor being brought in on January 2nd, about 3 p.m.—he was bleeding from a wound in his head about two inches long, and had lost a considerable amount of blood—it was in a dangerous position, but had no dangerous consequences—a sharp instrument like this knife could have caused it</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner put in a long written statement, which was only partially read, relating to the Fenian Society, the Phoenix Park murders, the Man chester murders and other matters unconnected with the case.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19060205-name-78" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19060205-name-78" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-78" type="surname" value="SCOTT"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-78" type="given" value="JAMES"/>DR. JAMES SCOTT</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>). The prisoner was received at Brixton Prison on January 3rd, and his conduct has been very good peaceable and quiet—I have had a number of conversations with him, and he has always introduced the subject of Fenians and plots which he</p>
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<p>supposed were carried on in various parts of London which I considered were insane ideas—he seemed to be sincere in his belief of them, and I came to the conclusion that they were insane delusions—I have not detected any signs of insanity when he speaks on other matters—he would know what he was doing when he attacked the prosecutor, but I think he acted under an insane delusion.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19060205-216-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="insane"/>
<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of the act, but insane, so as not to be responsible for his actions.</hi> </rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t19060205-216-punishment-15" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-216-punishment-15" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="insanity"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-216-19060205 t19060205-216-punishment-15"/>To be confined during His Majesty's pleasure</rs>.</hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, February</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1906.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<interp inst="t19060205-217-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>PLEADED GUILTY</rs> </hi> to obtaining £2 from
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<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-217-19060205 t19060205-217-punishment-16"/>Nine months' hard labour.</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t19060205-217-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> And</p> </div1>
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<p>(218.)
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HENRY EADE</hi> (55)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19060205-218-offence-1 t19060205-name-82"/>Agnes Mary McLorinan</persName>, his wife being alive. </rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t19060205-218-punishment-17" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-218-punishment-17" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-218-19060205 t19060205-218-punishment-17"/>Nine months' imprisonment</rs>.</hi>
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<interp inst="t19060205-218-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>219.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE RUFF</hi> (24)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19060205-219-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/>, Unlawfully possessing thirteen counterfeit shillings, knowing the same to be counterfeit, and with intent to utter them.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARTRIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19060205-name-84" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN BEARD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective-Sergeant L.</hi>) At 8 p.m. on January 9th with Detective Cornish I was going home off duty, when in Kennington Cross, Lambeth, I saw the prisoner go to the door of the Roebuck and look In—from there he went to the door of the White Hart, where he looked in—he afterwards went to Clever Street, and stopped opposite a small tobacconist's shop and looked in at the door—he then walked a few yards up Princess Square, where he took a small packet from his right-hand vest pocket, replaced it and walked back to the tobacconist's shop—he then vent to Princess Square again and loitered about—I went up to him with Cornish and said, "What are you loitering about here for?"—he said;" Ihave got nothing,
<hi rend="italic">guv'nor</hi>"—at the same time he took this small packet from his right-hand vest pocket containing coins (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—I caught hold of it and said, "What have you got there?" and he said, "Tobacco"—I secured possession of it, examined it, and found it contained twelve counterfeit shillings—I said, "Where did you get these from?" and he said, "I found them at the Cross about an hour ago. I was going to Newington Butts to look at them"—I said, "Have you any more?" and he said, "No"—I then made a further search, and in his left-hand vest pocket I found another counterfeit shilling, loose—I said, "Where did you get this one from?" and he said, "I found it; that is quite good enough for you"—I then told him I should take him into custody, and was taking him back to Kennington Lane station, when we passed the public-house where I had seen him pass on the opposite side of the road, and he said, "That is where I picked it up"—I pointed out to him that it was very wet and muddy, and was actually raining at the time, and that the packet was perfectly dry and clean—he made no reply—at the station he</p>
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<p>was charged with possessing thirteen counterfeit shillings with intent to utter them, when he made no reply.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> I do not know you as a hard-working young man—I have known you for three years, but not as that—outside the tobacconist's shop there was a struggle—as soon as I caught hold of you, you placed your hand in your right-hand vest pocket.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19060205-name-85" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19060205-name-85" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-85" type="surname" value="CORNISH"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-85" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE CORNISH</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective-Sergeant L.</hi>) I went with Beard on this evening to the prisoner—as soon as we stopped him he put his hand into his waistcoat pocket and pulled out this paper packet—Beard at once seized it and said, "What have you got there?" and he said, "Tobacco"—I took him to the station, Beard walking some way behind to see if he dropped anything—on the way he said, "I have not changed any. You have got all I have. It is unlucky for me. I have been out of work for a long time and I cannot live on nothing."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19060205-name-86" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19060205-name-86" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-86" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-86" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin at His Majesty's Mint—these thirteen shillings are all counterfeit and from the same mould—twelve of them are wrapped with a thin piece of paper between each coin, to prevent them rubbing.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "I with to say I picked them up. Not guilty."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, said that he had picked the packet up, and put it in his pocket, not knowing its contents.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19060205-219-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-219-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.†
<hi rend="italic">A previous conviction of larceny was proved against him.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t19060205-219-punishment-18" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-219-19060205 t19060205-219-punishment-18"/>Twelve months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
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<p>220.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHN GEORGE WILLOWTHY</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">otherwise</hi>
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<join result="nameAlias" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-220-19060205 t19060205-alias-1"/>
<hi rend="largeCaps">GEORGE ASKEW</hi> </rs> </persName>
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<interp inst="t19060205-220-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="royalOffences"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-220-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="coiningOffences"/> (3O), Unlawfully possessing fourteen counterfeit florins, knowing the same to be counterfeit, and with intent to utter them.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PARTRIDGE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19060205-name-88" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19060205-name-88" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19060205-name-88" type="given" value="RICHARD"/>RICHARD NORRIS</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective-Sergeant K.</hi>) About 8 p.m. on Saturday January 13th, I was in Grove Road, Mile End Road, when I saw the prisoner loitering outside No. 4a, a butcher's shop—he entered the shop and selected a pig's head, had it weighed, and, it having come to 2s. 1 1/2 d, he put down a florin and 1 1/2 d. in bronze—I had followed close in behind—there were other people in the shop—Mr. Ablett, the butcher, took up the money and said, "Whose money is this? It is bad"—the prisoner said, "It is mine"—I said to Mr. Abett, "Give me that coin," and I took it from his hand—I told the prisoner that I should take him into custody for passing base coin—I took him outside the shop and placed my arms around him, and with the assistance of another officer conveyed him to the station—on the way he said, "I met a man on the tram at Angel Lane, Stratford. He left the packet on the seat. He said, 'Take this packet; it will do you a bit of good.' I took it and returned to Bow. I had only just started
<hi rend="italic">pitching</hi> for him when you got me"—"pitching" means passing base coin—I searched him when I got to the station, and in his left vest pocket I found twelve florins done up in tissue paper wrapped round with brown paper, and two loose florins—in his coat</p>
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<p>pocket I found 2d. in bronze—he was charged with uttering the florin to Mr. Ablett, and further with possessing fourteen counterfeit florins, and he said, "I got them from a man with a grey beard, on the tram it Stratford. I wish you had got him"—he sent for me on Sunday, the next day, and said, "My name is not Willowtry; it is George Askew."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by the prisoner.</hi> The other constable who helped to take you to the station could not corroborate what I said you said on the way.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19060205-name-89" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19060205-name-89" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-89" type="surname" value="BURROUGHS"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-89" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK BURROUGHS</persName> </hi> (88
<hi rend="italic">K.</hi>) I helped to arrest the prisoner—on the way to the station he carried on a conversation with Norris, but I could not hear what he said; he was speaking in a low tone of voice.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19060205-name-90" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19060205-name-90" type="surname" value="ABLETT"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-90" type="given" value="EDWIN JOHN"/>EDWIN JOHN ABLETT</persName> </hi>. I am a butcher, of 4a, Grove Inn Road, Mile End Road, E.—the prisoner came into my shop on January 13th and give me 2s. 1 1/2 d. for a pig's head, made up of 1 1/2 d. and this florin (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—I picked it up and asked him if it was his money, and he said, "Yes"—I told him it was bad—the sergeant came and arrested him, and also took the bad florin.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19060205-name-91" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19060205-name-91" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19060205-name-91" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM BARHAM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector K.</hi>) I was in charge of Bow police station on January 13th when the prisoner was brought in and charged with uttering counterfeit coin, knowing it. to be counterfeit, and possess
<lb/>ing with intent to utter—he said, "I got them from a man with a grey beard on a tram at Stratford. I wish you had him."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19060205-name-92" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19060205-name-92" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-92" type="surname" value="WEBSTER"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-92" type="given" value="WILLIAM JOHN"/>WILLIAM JOHN WEBSTER</persName> </hi>. I am Inspector of Coin at His Majesty's. Mint—these fifteen florins are all counterfeit and from the same mould—they are from one of the moulds which were found in the Bush case. (
<hi rend="italic">see page</hi> 769.)</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">R. NORRIS</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Recalled by the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>). I have made inquiries with refer
<lb/>ence to the prisoner's employers, of whom he gave me the names, and find from his employers' foreman, Mr. Fraser, of No. 3, Warehouses, London Docks, that he had been employed there a number of years during the wool sales and worked on an average seventy to ninety day each year—I also ascertained that he dealt with Mr. Roberts, whose name the prisoner gave me, at 33, Harrow Alley, where he bought knives and different things, which he sold in the street.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence, said that the story he had told as to receiving the packet from a man on the tram was true, but that he never said from the time he was arrested till he was asked the question at the police station as to where he had got the counterfeit coins from; and that if he had said any
<lb/>thing on the way to the station Burrows must have heard it.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19060205-220-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="italic">
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<p>221.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WILLIAM PULLEN</hi> (17)</persName>
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<interp inst="t19060205-221-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-221-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="theftFromPlace"/>, Breaking into a meeting house and a place of Divine worship, and stealing therein a censer and other articles, the property of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19060205-221-offence-1 t19060205-name-95"/>Robert Sutton Thorne
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WARRINGTON PLEADED</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19060205-221-verdict-1" type="verdictCategory" value="guilty"/>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. W. M. POWELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19060205-name-96" type="given" value="ROBERT SUTTON"/>ROBERT SUTTON THORNEWILL</persName> </hi>. I am a Clerk in Holy Orders, of St. Columba's Vicarage, Kingsland Road—there is a mission house at 11 and 12, Barton Court, in connection with the church; it is unconsecrated and used for no other purposes than services—at 9.45p.m. on January 28th I left the caretaker to lock up—I went there at 9 p.m. on January 29th and found the outside door at the back broken open—there were five doors broken open altogether, two of which were doors of cupboards—I found a large hole fn the outer door, big enough for anyone to get through; half the door was gone completely; I should say it was broken; I did not examine it very carefully—I found the following goods missing: one censer, about ten candlesticks, three of which were five-branched, two pairs of boxing gloves, two pounds of candles and a quantity of new clothing which had been made by a sewing class, the value of the whole lot being about £2 10s. to £3—this censer and this pair of boxing gloves are all that have been recovered (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—I cannot swear as to the identity of the gloves—I have been in charge it a club I have down there for five years, and ever since I have been there I have known Pullen; I should say he had been at service within the last month and at the club within the last three months.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19060205-name-97" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19060205-name-97" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-97" type="surname" value="ALLEN"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-97" type="given" value="ELIZA"/>ELIZA ALLEN</persName> </hi>. I am the caretaker of the mission house—about 9.40 p.m. on January 28th I locked it up before leaving for the night.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19060205-name-98" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19060205-name-98" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-98" type="surname" value="WADE"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-98" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE WADE</persName> </hi>. I am a printer—about 8 p.m. on January 29th I went to this mission hall to light the lamps and open the mission, when I found the outer door and four other inside doors broken open.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined by Pullen.</hi> I do not know anything about you.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19060205-name-99" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19060205-name-99" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19060205-name-99" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE BELL</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Constable Y.</hi>) About 9.15 a.m. on February 1st I went to 31, Wilmer Gardens, where I saw Pullen and told him I was a police officer and should take him into custody for being concerned with another man in custody for breaking and entering 12, Barton Court, a mission house—he said, "I suppose Jim has split on me. Him and I went down to the Exchange in the Lane and sold the clothes for half-a-crown. Jim sold the brass"—Jim was Warrington—he was then detained and at 1.30 p.m. he was placed among nine other lads, when he was identi
<lb/>fied by a marine store dealer to whom he had offered the brass for sale—when charged he said the boxing gloves were at Jim's house—they were afterwards found in a cupboard at Warrington's house, 8, Barton Court.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19060205-name-100" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19060205-name-100" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-100" type="surname" value="GREEN"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-100" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL GREEN</persName> </hi>. I am a marine store dealer, of 82, St. John's Road—on Monday, January 29th, Pullen brought this brass (
<hi rend="italic">Censer produced</hi>), which I thought then was the weight of a swing lamp—we put it on a scale and I said, "You have not got enough there," and he said, "I have plenty more at home"—he went away, leaving the censer, and I never saw him again—I picked him out afterwards at the police station, from some other boys, as being the boy who came to me and tried to sell me the brass.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I had never seen you before this.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Pullen</hi>: "I do not know the man; I have never seen him before."</p>
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<hi rend="italic">Pullen's statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "I do not know anything at all about it. Warrington came in the night and asked me to go out with him. I said I could not go, as my mother wanted to move."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence in Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19060205-name-101" type="given" value="ELIZABETH"/>ELIZABETH PULLEN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>). I am Pullen's mother—on Monday, January 29th, he did not get up till 10 a.m.—he went out at 11 a.m. and came back at 1 p.m.—he stayed in for a little while, went out again, and came back at 5—I asked him to stay and help me move, and he stayed—I do not know anything about him on Sunday—on the Monday night Warrington, who is called "Johnny" and not "Jim," came, and my son asked him to stay and help him move.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He came about 5.15 p.m. and my son asked him to stop—they finished moving at 8 p.m. and left me at 8.30 p.m.; I do not know where they went to.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>). I am Pullen's aunt, and sister of Elisabeth Pullen, and live at 28, Wilmer Gardens—between 5 and 5.30 p.m. on Monday, January 29th, I saw Pullen helping to move his mother's things from one house in Wilmer Gardens to another house—he left at 8 p.m. and I saw him no more.</p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">PULLEN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a conviction of felony on May</hi> 19
<hi rend="italic">th</hi> 1905,
<hi rend="italic">at Worship Street Police Court.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">WARRINGTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. GANE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">H.</hi>) I cannot say whether the prosecutor is here to
<lb/>day; he was not here yesterday—shortly after 1 p.m. on January 6th I was in Cable Street, in the parish of St. George's near the London Docks, when I saw the prisoner in company with another man, not in custody, along with the prosecutor, who was drunk—the prisoner was on his right-hand side, leading him or steering him along—they went into Wellclose Square—I followed them up to the urinal, where they tried to get the prosecutor in—he refused to go in and they shoved him down outside—I then saw the prisoner put his right hand into the right-hand trousers pocket of the prosecutor—I went towards him, when I
<hi rend="italic">see</hi> some money in the prisoner's right hand, and he passed it into his left—when I tried to get hold of him he slipped by me—I chased him for nearly half a mile round the turnings when he was turned by Police Constable Crowe—he ran back into my arms—he was taken to the station, where he was charged and made no reply—the prosecutor was drunk at the time, but the prisoner was quite sober. [
<hi rend="italic">The learned Judge overruled the question of whether the prosecutor subsequently identified the prisoner, as the prosecutor was not in attendance at the Court.</hi>]</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I was going home towards Shadwell from Leman Street police station at the time, and the prosecutor and the prisoner and the other man were coming towards me from the east—I should be about forty or fifty yards away from them when I first saw them; I was</p>
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<p>behind a van at the time—I was thirty yards away when they went down Shorter Street, so I followed them—just as they turned the corner I lost sight of them—I kept them in view down Shorter Street—when they got to the bottom of Shorter Street I was at the top—they were going at a walking pare—I do not think there is much difference between dragging a drunken man along and steering him—they were dragging him along against his will, as I thought—they were only out of my sight half a minute—they got to the urinal before I got to the north-east corner of Wellclose Square; I was on the other side of the railings at the corner, which were between me and them—the railings have plates over them—I cannot see through a plate—I did see them in front of the urinal, but not through these plates—I could see them turn and try to get him into the urinal—I drew up at the corner—I was clear of the corner and was about twenty yards away at the time—the prosecutor seemed to fall down and the others with him; I cannot say they all slipped—the prosecutor was incapable of holding himself up; they
<hi rend="italic">kind of</hi> shoved him down—the other man ran away when I approached, but he was there when I saw the prisoner put his hand in the prosecutor's pocket—I cannot say which way he went, or whether he went up Shorter Street or not—the prisoner ran round part of Wellclose Square and up Shorter Street—I had not got my eye on the other man—I was about fifteen or twenty yards behind the prisoner, and at one time about thirty yards—he was stopped at the corner of North Street—I did not see him run after a man at all.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> It was daylight—I saw the prisoner before he turned into Wellclose Square, and I saw him again when I caught him, and I have no doubt it was the same man that I had seen before.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19060205-name-107" type="given" value="EDGAR"/>EDGAR CROWE</persName> </hi> (362
<hi rend="italic">H.</hi>) I was in Cable Street on January 6th, shortly after 1 p.m., when I saw the prisoner running, followed by Police Constable Curry—the prisoner saw me in front of him, and turned and was caught by Curry—as he ran he put his left hand in his pocket, and made the motion of throwing something away—I cannot swear that he threw anything.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I found nothing on him—I was about fifty yards away when I first saw him; he was coming towards me—he had run another ten yards nearer to me when I saw him make the motion of throwing away something.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> It was daylight, so I could see perfectly well from fifty yards.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence on oath, said that he saw two men fighting outside a public-house, the prosecutor being one of them; that with others he parted them and led the prosecutor down Weliclose Square to near the urinal, and then left him; that on looking round he saw him being robbed by two men, and that while chasing one of the men he was stopped by the con
<lb/>stable and given in charge; that he never put his hand in the prosecutor's pocket; that the constable could not have seen him taking the prosecutor along Cable Street, and down Shorter Street, as he was not with the prosecutor there; and that the man with whom the prosecutor had been fighting, named Johnson, had given evidence on his behalf at the Police Court, but had failed to appear at this Court.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. METCALFE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19060205-name-113" type="given" value="EDWARD SAMUEL"/>EDWARD SAMUEL FLEETWOOD</persName> </hi>. I am an oil merchant, of 74, Lorn Road, Forest Gate—at 2.30 p.m. on January 1st I left that house empty, but with the front door securely fastened—on my return I found the front door burst open, and I missed a gentleman's bicycle, a silver chain, a pair of boots, a lady's small gold chain, a gold scarf pin, three silver watches, and £3 10s. in gold, which were all safe when I left the house—the bicycle was in a room—I have seen it and the silver chain since (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>).</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19060205-name-114" type="given" value="WALTER"/>WALTER SELBY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Sergeant G.</hi>) At 10.30 a.m. on January 6th I was with Cunningham in Northampton Road, Clerkenwell, where I saw the prisoner wheeling this bicycle (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—he entered the Red Lion, Northampton Road, and we followed him in—I told him I should arrest him on a charge of burglary, to which indictment he has pleaded guilty—we conveyed him to King's Cross Road police station—on the way he became very violent, and we had great difficulty in getting him to the station—when there I said to him, "Is this bicycle your property?"—he said, "No, it belongs to a friend of mine. I am trying to sell it for him"—I said, "What is his name and where does he live?"—he said, "I do not know, and if I did I would not tell you."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19060205-name-115" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES CUNNINGHAM</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Sergeant G.</hi>) I was with Selby and was present when the prisoner made his explanation as to the possession of the bicycle—on searching him I found a pawnbroker's duplicate ticket for a chain (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—with regard to that he said it belonged to his friend, who owned the bicycle.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19060205-name-116" type="given" value="DOUGLAS"/>DOUGLAS SAUNDERS</persName> </hi>. I am a pawnbroker's assistant to Mr. Pockett, of 35, Gray's Inn Road, and produce a duplicate ticket for a silver chain pledged with us on January 3rd—I have compared it with the other ticket found—this is the chain (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)
<hi rend="italic">—it</hi> was pledged in the name of John Seymour, of 14, Wilson Street, Gray's Inn Road, but I cannot recognise the person who pledged it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19060205-name-117" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-117" type="surname" value="MERCER"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-117" type="given" value="GUY"/>GUY MERCER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective-Sergeant K.</hi>) At 10 p.m. on January 1st I examined Mr. Fleetwood's premises, and found an entry had been effected by forcing the front door—there were jemmy marks on the front of the door, the box of the lock was burst right off, and the wood was all splintered as if by some blunt instrument.</p>
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<hi rend="italic">The prisoner's statement before the Magistrate</hi>: "On Monday, January 1st, 1906, I was in Rowton House, Fieldgate Street, Whitechapel. A man accosted me whom I had seen several times within the last year or so. He said, 'Would you like to buy a bicycle?' as his son wanted to get this year's patent. I said, 'No, I have no money.' He says, 'Do you know of anyone who will buy it?' I said, 'I might be able to sell it where I am living.' He said, 'Where is that?' I said, 'Rowton House, King's Cross Road.' He said, 'I will come over with you and stop there.' We both stopped there that night. On the Tuesday morn
<lb/>ing I met him in Rowton House. He had a bicycle with him and asked me to take charge of it. I left it in the parcel room of Rowton House. On the Wednesday morning, while out together, he asked me to lend him 10s. I said, 'I cannot do it.' He then asked me if I would pawn his chain. I said, 'I do not like the job.' He said if I took it in he would let me have the ticket, so that I could get it out for myself, seeing that I was wearing a black ribbon as a watch guard. On the Thursday or Friday he again asked me for some more money. I said I had none, but I might be able to borrow some. I went to a friend of mine and borrowed 15s. and I gave him 10s. deposit for the machine. He saw me arrested and got away. I can give the address where I borrowed the money."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence on oath, said that he had obtained the bicycle on January</hi> 2
<hi rend="italic">nd from a friend of his who gave him the name of Melville, pay
<lb/>ing him</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">s</hi>.
<hi rend="italic">deposit, which he borrowed from Mr. Seers, the manager of the Farringdon Watch Company, whom he had expected would appear as a witness for him; that when he was arrested he was negotiating with a young lady in the public-house for the sale of the bicycle, Melville waiting outside; that he did not inform the police that Melville was waiting outside, because he expected him to have come forward to claim the bicycle; that on the next day, at Melville's request he pawned a silver chain for him on the condition that he</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">the prisoner</hi>)
<hi rend="italic">kept the ticket.</hi> </p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">on the second count. He then</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">PLEADED GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">to a convic
<lb/>tion of felony at Bow Street Police Court on April</hi> 24
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1903,
<hi rend="italic">as Edward Danson. Two previous convictions were proved against him. He was stated to be an associate of thieves and had been a great source of trouble to his parents, who had done everything they could for him.
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Tuesday, February</hi> 6
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1906.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before His Honour Judge Rentoul, Commissioner</hi>,</p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19060205-225-offence-1 t19060205-name-119"/>Herbert Page</persName> £1 by false pretences, with intent to defraud;
<hi rend="italic">also to</hi> obtaining credit by means of false pretences, and to incurring a debt and liability to him; having been convicted at the North London Sessions on July 21st, 1903, of having obtained goods by false pretences. </rs>
<hi rend="italic">Seven other convictions were proved against him.
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-225-19060205 t19060205-225-punishment-23"/>Nine months' hard labour.</rs> </hi>—And</p> </div1>
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<p>(226.)
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<hi rend="largeCaps">JOHANN KOEPP</hi> (19)</persName>
<rs id="t19060205-226-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19060205-226-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="theft"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-226-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="receiving"/> to feloniously receiving and having in his possession a watch-and other articles belonging to
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<interp inst="t19060205-name-121" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-121" type="surname" value="KLEIN"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-121" type="given" value="ALMA"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19060205-226-offence-1 t19060205-name-121"/>Alma Klein</persName>, knowing them to have been stolen outside the United Kingdom.</rs>
<hi rend="italic">
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<interp inst="t19060205-226-punishment-24" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-226-punishment-24" type="punishmentSubcategory" value="hardLabour"/>
<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-226-19060205 t19060205-226-punishment-24"/>Six months' hard labour, and expulsion from the country to be recommended.</rs> </hi>
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<interp inst="t19060205-226-verdict-1" type="verdictSubcategory" value="pleadedGuilty"/>[Pleaded guilty: See original trial image.]</rs> </p> </div1>
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<interp inst="t19060205-227" type="date" value="19060205"/>
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<p>227.
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<hi rend="largeCaps">MARGARET TRUE PREBBLE</hi> (28)</persName>
<rs id="t19060205-227-offence-1" type="offenceDescription">
<interp inst="t19060205-227-offence-1" type="offenceCategory" value="deception"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-227-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="fraud"/>, Unlawfully obtaining from
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<interp inst="t19060205-name-123" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19060205-227-offence-1 t19060205-name-123"/>Esme Collings, Limited</persName>, and others two miniatures and other articles by false pretences, with intent to defraud.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. ELLIOTT</hi>
<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. FITCH</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. JENKINS</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19060205-name-124" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19060205-name-124" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-124" type="surname" value="MCKILLEN"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-124" type="given" value="AGATHA MAUD"/>AGATHA MAUD McKILLEN</persName> </hi>. I live at 17, Byron Road, Seacombe, Cheshire—the prisoner is my sister—her name is Maggie McKillen—my father was James McKillen, a joiner and builder, who died twenty-three years ago—the prisoner is thirty years of age—I have lost sight of her for some considerable time—I was at school with her.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I am twenty-seven years of age—the prisoner is three years older than I am—I know she is my sister, because I was brought up with her—my mother is alive, but she is in bad health, and unable to come here—I honestly believe the prisoner is my sister.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> My mother is seventy-five years old—she is not in good health, and could not travel—my sister lived in the same house with me until she was thirteen years of age—I have not seen her since.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19060205-name-125" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19060205-name-125" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-125" type="surname" value="LEAF"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-125" type="given" value="WILLIAM"/>WILLIAM LEAF</persName> </hi>. I am curate-in-charge of Holy Trinity, Southwark—I recognise the prisoner as the person I married to Mr. Prebble on Septem
<lb/>ber 22nd, 1896—I have seen a copy of the certificate (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—the names of the parties contracting the marriage are Nina Margaret Stolterfoht, twenty-one, and Ernest Alfred Prebble, twenty-seven—I have seen the husband once since; I believe he was a private in some regiment.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19060205-name-126" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19060205-name-126" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-126" type="surname" value="PAGET"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-126" type="given" value="LADY MURIEL"/>LADY MURIEL PAGET</persName> </hi>. My husband is Mr. Paget—I do not know the prisoner, nor anyone named J. Davies—I did not authorise anyone to write to Esme Collings in that name—I have seen the letters produced—I know nothing about them—I never stayed at the Hotel Metropole in Brighton—I do not know E. J. Roberts—I never stayed at Arundel Square, nor at Winwick Hall—I never had any miniatures from Esme pollings, Limited; I have never been inside their place—I am no relation to the Anglesey family—my proper title is Lady Muriel Evelyn Vernon—my name before marriage was Finch-Hatton—I am daughter of the eleventh Earl of Winchelsea—the die on these letters produced is not the die of my family crest—nobody else is entitled to use the name of Lady Muriel Paget; I am the only person.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I never lived at 38, Charlwood Street, Pimlico—I was not at an hotel in Brighton when these letters were written—I was never at Portslade—I have not gone under the name of Lady Muriel W. Paget—I have never used the term Lady Muriel Wyndham Paget.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> There is no one entitled to the name of Lady Muriel Wyndham Paget.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19060205-name-127" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19060205-name-127" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-127" type="surname" value="HOPE"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-127" type="given" value="RICHARD BERWICK"/>RICHARD BERWICK HOPE</persName> </hi>. I live at 11, Victoria Square, S.W., and am managing director of Esme Collings, Limited, of 171, New Bond Street—about June 1st last I received a letter purporting to come from</p>
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<p>J. Davies—that letter lies been destroyed; at all events it has gone from the letter file—I afterwards received Exhibit A: "Be good enough to forward me a copy of my cousin, the late Merquis of Anglesey"—I had painted a miniature of the late Marquis, and I replied to 38, Charlwood Street, to that effect—I then received Exhibit B, making an appointment to be photographed, which was not kept—on June 22nd the prisoner came—I saw her—she said she was Lady Muriel Paget, a cousin of the late Lord Anglesey, and she wanted to see a painting of the miniature of him, and that she also might want portraits of herself, for which she made an appointment to sit the following day—she said it was very foolish of her secretary to have made an appointment for the 20th, as she knew she would be at Ascot that day—she also mentioned that there had been a motor accident in Piccadilly, that she had run into the back of an old lady's carriage, with her mother, and had upset it—at that interview she simply ordered the miniature of Lord Anglesey—she came the following day and sat for her own photograph—on July 1st, after I had sent proofs of her photograph, she came again—she ordered from her proofs her own miniature, four dozen whole plate photographs, two Cosway pictures coloured, two Hogarth frames, and a gilt rim to be fitted to Lord Anglesey's miniature—the value of her own miniature was twenty guineas, and the Anglesey pictures were to be twenty-five guineas, the rim was to be two guineas, the four dozen photographs sixteen guineas, and the Cosway pictures £3 17s. (6d.—I call myself Cosway, and my establishment the Cosway Gallery—she sat several times for her miniature; it had to be reduced—she said she had been staying at Anglesey Castle, and when she was there Lord Anglesey was always wanting to call on her, and try on her dresses, and that she used to call him "Poor Cyril"—she sent Lord Anglesey's miniature back for a glass to be fitted to preserve it from damp—those letters were all signed "J. Davies"—when I received Exhibit D of July 27th from "Hove, Portslade," I did not know that she was a nurse at a sanatorium—we addressed a letter to Portslade, end it was returned—she gave the various addresses in the letters pro
<lb/>duced—we sent the goods she ordered, and the amount of our account comes to £77 7s. 6d.—it is made out to Lady Muriel Paget—I do not know anything about Wyndham Paget—I never heard that name given—we were never paid—on November 18th I instructed our solicitors to write to Lady Muriel Paget, when the debt was repudiated—on November 20th I went to 5, Churton Place, Pimlico—the prisoner opened the door—I asked if Mrs. True lived there—it was rather dark, hut I afterwards recognised her—she said she was Mrs. True—I told her she was not Mrs. True, but was the woman who had been posing as Lady Muriel Paget—she asked me to go in after I had remained with my foot in the doorway—I told her I was very dissatisfied, and that I had been consulting our solicitors and had told them to take what action they thought advisable—she said she had a perfect right to the name, because it was the name she had before she was married—she afterwards wrote from 5, Churton Place, "Since you wish for an acknowledgment of my indebtedness, I give it; I have had both miniatures, but nothing further. I have been suffering</p>
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<p>from an infections disease, and could not do anything else in the matter. My fingers were sore through scarlet fever"—we have recovered all the property—we keep a Permission Book in which well-known ladies write their names, giving us permission to send their pictures to the papers for production—unless we have that permission we cannot publish a portrait—the signature produced, "Lady Muriel Paget," is that of the prisoner—in consequence of the prisoner's representations we executed her orders—she gave us permission to publish her portrait—I believed her when she told me she was Lady Muriel Paget and a cousin of the Marquis of Anglesey—I did not know that Winwick Hall was the ward of an asylum.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see the prisoner sign the book—I do not know the date—it would not necessarily be before we executed the orders—it is signed "M. Wyndham Paget"—I have not looked up the Peerage, but I made inquiries through the usual inquiry agencies—I instructed oar Mr. Herbert to write for payment of the account—Lady Muriel Paget repudiated the account—I did not issue a writ, because I was advised by our solicitor not to do so, as there might be some mistake—we wrote to 38, Charlwood Street, but could get no answers—I also wrote to Win
<lb/>wick Hall—I cannot tell you whether any of my letters went to the real Lady Paget or not—I did get replies that her ladyship was travelling, sad so on—I took criminal proceedings directly I found what a mistake I had made—I cannot say if proceedings would have been taken if the account had been paid.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> I wrote letters to Lady Muriel Paget, whoever that might be—I got replies, some of them from Charlwood Street—the photo
<lb/>graphs produced are those we supplied.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19060205-name-128" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19060205-name-128" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-128" type="surname" value="HANNAH"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-128" type="given" value="FLORENCE"/>FLORENCE HANNAH</persName> </hi>. I painted the two miniatures that have been produced—the prisoner sat for one of them under the name of Lady Muriel Paget—she talked to me in the ordinary way during the sitting—she spoke of the Marquis of Anglesey, and of her visit to her cousin's house—she said her hair was dyed when the remark was made that she was not like the Marquis, as she was very fair and he was dark—we had executed a painting of the Marquis from life.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19060205-name-129" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19060205-name-129" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-129" type="surname" value="MCFARLANE"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-129" type="given" value="MAY"/>MAY McFARLANE</persName> </hi>. I am receptionist at Esme Collings, Limited—on Jane 14th the prisoner called—the last time I saw her was June 3rd—she announced herself as Lady Muriel Paget—she said she was a cousin of the late Marquis of Anglesey and wanted a miniature—we usually ask anyone of title for permission to reproduce the portrait for the illus
<lb/>trated papers—we asked her, and she gave us permission on June 23rd—the top part of the writing in the paper produced is mine and the name is the name she gave me—on August 9th the photographs were sent to Arundel Square, addressed to Lady Muriel Paget, and two Cosway pictures on August 17th to Hove, Portslade—on July 28th the miniatures were sent, and on August 22nd the remaining photographs; all were ad
<lb/>dressed to Lady Muriel Paget.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> She had no objection to sign the Permission Book—I did not look up her name in the Peerage.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19060205-name-130" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19060205-name-130" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-130" type="surname" value="CAMP"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-130" type="given" value="LIONEL"/>LIONEL CAMP</persName> </hi>. I am an assistant to Messrs. Attenborough, pawn
<lb/>brokers, John Street, Golden Square—the ticket produced is a pawn
<lb/>ticket for a gold locket pawned on November 20th by the prisoner in the name of Mrs. Paget, Anglesey Castle, Bangor.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> More people give the right name in pawning than the wrong one—we ask for the name and address, and take what the people give—I have given evidence in criminal cases at the North London Sessions—I do not know that addresses given us are false.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19060205-name-131" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19060205-name-131" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-131" type="surname" value="GOOD"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-131" type="given" value="LEWIS"/>LEWIS GOOD</persName> </hi>. I am an assistant to Mr. Haycock, 44, Wilton Road Victoria, pawnbroker—I produce a silver gilt frame pawned by the prisoner on November 18th in the name of Mrs. Paget, of the Hotel Metropole Brighton.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19060205-name-132" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19060205-name-132" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-132" type="surname" value="COOK"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-132" type="given" value="WILLIAM FREDERICK"/>WILLIAM FREDERICK COOK</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk to Debenham & Freebody of Wigmore Street—on May 29th I received the letter produced from Winwick Hall, Warrington (
<hi rend="italic">Ordering a toque and other goods on approved</hi>)—I did not know what Winwick Hall was—I sent a catalogue addressed to "The Honourable M. W. Paget, Winwick Hall," having a telegram asking for a copy, on June 2nd—all the letters that came to our firm had a coronet and a "P" on them—she requested an ostrich pelerine, which I sent—in consequence of a telephone message on June 19th sent a dust coat and other articles to the same address, for the same person—the next letter I received was June 22nd and on the same day another apologising as the parcel had arrived and that the things she did not wish to keep would be returned from Hove, Portslade—that was signed in the name of "J. Davies" in the same writing as the signature "M. Wyndham Paget" from Winwick Hall—the total amount of our bill was £12 13s. 6d.—we have never been paid—I believe an account has been rendered to the Honourable M. W. Paget, Winwick Hall Warrington—we have no previous account in our ledger under that name, nor the name of Margaret Prebble—I believed the goods were being sent to the Honourable M. W. Paget.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I do not think we ever had the name Lady Muriel Paget—sometimes she is referred to in the letters signed "J. Davies" as "Her Ladyship"—we only sent our bill in—I do not think we had any thought of any criminal proceedings, but I am not in a position to say; I simply passed the orders—I never thought, until approached in this case, that we had been defrauded—I do not think we should have sent the goods if no "Honourable" or "Ladyship" had been referred to, without something else being found out about the customer, but in the case of a title we usually send in a small amount—it was the "little of title" that made us part with the goods—no one spoke to me abort this—I am solely responsible.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19060205-name-133" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19060205-name-133" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-133" type="surname" value="LEWIS"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-133" type="given" value="ETHEL"/>ETHEL LEWIS</persName> </hi>. I am an assistant in the order room of Debenham & Freebody—on June 19th I got a telephone message and made this note of it—it is an order for a black skirt, and other goods, "on appro.," and the address given is "The Honourable Miss Paget, Winwick Hall, near Warrington."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19060205-name-134" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19060205-name-134" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-134" type="surname" value="DAYNS"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-134" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY DAYNS</persName> </hi>. I am in the packing department of Debenham &</p>
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<p>Freebody—I prepared parcels on June 2nd containing a white feather Stole, on June 6th a grey ostrich cape, and on June 20th four blouses, a skirt, and a dust coat—they were addressed to the Honourable Miss. paget, and were all dispatched to Winwick Hall.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19060205-name-135" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19060205-name-135" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-135" type="surname" value="TUFFS"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-135" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE TUFFS</persName> </hi>. I am in the postal department of Messrs. Debenham & Freebody—on June 2nd I posted a parcel addressed to the Honourable M. W. Paget, Winwick Hall, Warrington, and entered in this postage book, "Paget, Warrington, 4d."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19060205-name-136" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19060205-name-136" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-136" type="surname" value="COOPER"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-136" type="given" value="WILLIAM HERBERT"/>WILLIAM HERBERT COOPER</persName> </hi>. I am in the employ of Debenham & Freebody—on June 6th I received from Dayns a parcel addressed to the Honourable M. W. Paget, Winwick Hall, to be despatched by post, and produce the book with that entry.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19060205-name-137" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19060205-name-137" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-137" type="surname" value="FOWLES"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-137" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES FOWLES</persName> </hi>. I am a clerk in the despatch department of Debenham & Freebody—on June 1st I handed a parcel to Messrs. Carter Paterson, addressed to the Honourable Miss Paget, Winwick Hall, Warrington—this is the despatch book, which contans a note of it.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19060205-name-138" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19060205-name-138" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-138" type="surname" value="TAYLOR"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-138" type="given" value="WINIFRED"/>WINIFRED TAYLOR</persName> </hi>. I am ledger clerk to Debenham & Freebody—on July 19th I prepared a statement of account with the Honourable Miss Paget, of Winwick Hall, Warrington, amounting to £6 14s. 6d., and on August 22nd a further full statement, amounting to £12 13s. 6d.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19060205-name-139" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19060205-name-139" type="gender" value="female"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-139" type="surname" value="MARTIN"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-139" type="given" value="NATHALIE"/>NATHALIE MARTIN</persName> </hi>. I am an assistant in the show room of Berkeleys, Limited, costumiers, in Victoria Street—I remember the prisoner coming to our premises on June 27th last—that was the first time I had seen her—she asked for a costume—I showed her some—she picked out a pink one—the price was six guineas—I asked her for her name and address—she gave me "Lady Muriel Paget, 38, Charlwood Street"—I handed the costume to another department, where she had ordered other goods—on July 5th I packed the costume for delivery to 38, Charlwood Street—I never heard anything about "Wyndham" as being her name—this is the box in which I packed the costume.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19060205-name-140" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19060205-name-140" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-140" type="surname" value="BEACH"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-140" type="given" value="CHARLES ROBERT"/>CHARLES ROBERT BEACH</persName> </hi>. I am manager of Berkeleys, Limited, 125, Victoria Street—the last witness made a communication to me, in con
<lb/>sequence of which I made inquiries about Lady Muriel Paget, and in consequence of replies to my inquiries I sanctioned the execution of the order for the pink costume—I wrote to Lady Muriel Paget, 38, Charlwood Street—the correspondence ensued which is produced, in which estimates were given, and the other goods referred to were ordered and sent, for which an account has been rendered, amounting to £16 8s.—none of that account has been paid—I believed I was dealing with Lady Muriel Paget, and the inquiries I made were about her—if I had known whom I was dealing with I should not have sent the goods.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I found there was such a person as Lady Muriel Pagett—the replies were satisfactory, and I supposed I was supplying her with the goods to 38, Charlwood Street—I did not look up the name Lady Muriel Paget in the Peerage, nor in the Directory—our inquiries were made through a Trade Protection Society—we knew nothing about Wyndham gave us the name Lady Muriel Paget—I furnished the address to the society in making the inquiries—so far as I can judg</p>
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<p>from walking along it, I believe Charlwood Street to be a respectable street—the prisoner first came to us on June 27th—we sent her a skirt and other goods on August 15th; on August 4th we sent three bodice pieces, so that our business relations were from June 27th to August 15th—she was constantly writing to us during that time, and we were constantly writing to her—I took no civil proceedings, nor any criminal proceedings—we did not know that we had been defrauded till the police came to us—if we had been paid we should not have wanted to take any proceedings
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Until the police came I had no idea that we were dealing with anyone else except Lady Muriel Paget—we sent goods to Winwick Hall, Warrington, and to Portslade, Brighton—we gave our trust to Lady Muriel Paget.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19060205-name-141" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES NORTON</persName> </hi>. On July 5th I was a carman to Berkeleys, and I delivered for them a parcel to 38, Charlwood Street.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19060205-name-142" type="given" value="FREDERICK"/>FREDERICK SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am head porter at Berkeleys—I oversaw the pack
<lb/>ing of a box on August 4th, containing three black skirts and body pieces—it was addressed to Lady Muriel Paget, Portslade, Sussex—I took it to the post and got this receipt for it—on August 15th I helped to pack in a box a skirt and a lace frill—that was addressed to Lady Muriel Paget, Hotel Metropole, Brighton, and it was sent to the railway for despatch.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19060205-name-143" type="given" value="EMILY"/>EMILY BIRD</persName> </hi>. I am matron of the County Asylum, Winwick, Warrington, Lancashire—the prisoner was engaged there as nurse on April 3rd last—I produce her application form, in which she gives her name as Muriel Wyndham Paget—she usually had her letters and parcels addressed to "The Honourable Wyndham Paget, Winwick Hall, Lancashire"—a part of the asylum inhabited by fifty boys is known as Winwick Hall—she had nothing to do with that—the correct address is "The County Asylum, Winwick"—she once told me she was cousin to the Marquis of Anglesey—she had no maid when she was at the asylum—nobody named J. Davies was staying there—she had no private secretary—she gave satisfaction as 3 nurse—she was engaged at a salary of £18 a year.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I made no inquiries as to her being a relation of the Marquis of Anglesey—she was known to us as Miss Muriel Wyndham Paget, but her letters were addressed as "The Honourable."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Letters and parcels came for her after she left, which were re-addressed by myself and forwarded.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19060205-name-144" type="given" value="WINIFRED"/>WINIFRED BERGHAUSER</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Frank Berghauser, of 38, Charlwood Street, Pimlico—we let lodgings—the prisoner came there on June 3rd under the name of Lady Muriel Paget—she engaged a bed sitting room at 10s. a week—she said she came to us because she could not get on with her mother, who was Lady Alfred Paget, and that she was related to the late Lord Anglesey, whom she called Cyril; she said he was her cousin—she also gave the address of Lord Berkeley Paget, of 11, Upper Wimpole Street—she had a number of letters and parcels come, and she said some fools had sent some of them to Winwick Hall, where she had gone as a nurse in order to see how the patients were treated—she said she expected some parcels from Winwick which had been sent by Deben
<lb/>ham & Freebody and others—I saw some of the parcels opened—some</p>
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<p>were addressed to "Lady Muriel Paget," and some to "The Honourable Muriel Paget"—one parcel I saw opened contained a feather stole, another two hats, and one some white dresses, two cream dresses, and one some blouses and a grey dust cloak—I have seen her wearing a cloak which she told me was grey, but which had been dyed red—she said she expected a dress from Berkeleys, and asked if I would let her know when it arrived—this is the parcel (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) that did arrive—she was not present then, and my husband wrote to her at Arundel Square as the Honourable M. W. paget, telling her the parcel had arrived from Berkeleys, and asking if she desired it forwarded—Mrs. Smith, her landlady in Arundel Square, called in response to the letter, and I handed her the box and the feather stole—a few days afterwards the prisoner called—she had on a pink gown, which She told me she had from Berkeleys—I was paid for the lodgings.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19060205-name-145" type="given" value="ROSE"/>ROSE SMITH</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Alfred Smith, of 31, Arundel Square, N.—I keep a private boarding house—I first saw the prisoner on July 2nd or 3rd she came to visit Dr. James Roberts, who was staying as a boarder—she came with Dr. Roberts one evening when I did not see her—she did not stay—she came on July 6th in the early morning with a carriage and pair—she asked for Dr. Roberts—I said he had gone out—"Oh," she said, "I must see him, because my mother will be going to the hospital to see him"—I asked her why and she said, "I have slipped my mother at the station; I wanted to be a nurse, and my mother has been to object to my having the post, and I came in the carriage to fetch him"—she came back, in the afternoon, and Dr. Roberts asked me to take her in—we arranged for a private bed and sitting room at £1 3s. a week—I charged £1 3s. for nine days' rent—after tea, when I took her to show her the rooms, she hid she was Lady Muriel Paget—she said her mother was Lady Alfred paget, the wife of Major Paget, that General Albert Paget was her eldest brother, that Rowland Paget was her youngest brother, that the used to call him Rowley, that the late Marquis of Anglesey was her cousin, and that she called him Cyril—on July 9th she handed me this letter from Berghauser, saying that a parcel had come from Berkeleys, and she asked me if I would go and fetch it—I did so, and it was opened in my presence—in the dining room—I saw a pink muslin dress with cream lace inserted—she had not said anything about having dealt with Berkeleys previous to that—she did not say how long she had dealt with them—she arrived in a creamy white serge dress—I remarked how pretty the dress from Berkeleys was, and that it must have been very expensive—she said it was six guineas, but it did not matter, as her mother paid for all her dresses, but allowed her no pocket money—I brought her this brown box with me—in it was this grey and white feather boa—she said, "Fancy my silly old fool a mother sending a thing like that; it is too big"—I said it was very handsome—she said, "It cost seven guineas, but we are getting it for five, with a bodice"—she stayed from July 6th till the 14th—the owed me £4 8s. 4d. with cab expenses and other things which I paid for her—I have not been paid—I got one letter after she had left.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19060205-name-146" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED SMITH</persName> </hi>. I live at 31, Arundel Square, Barnsbury—on July 6th the prisoner came to board with me and my wife, the last witness—some</p>
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<p>parcels came for her on August 8th—I handed those to the police.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19060205-name-147" type="given" value="LILIAN"/>LILIAN BAKER</persName> </hi>. I am matron of the Hove Sanatorium, Portsade—the prisoner came there on July 15th last as a probationer nurse—she remained till August 5th—letters came to her addressed as Lady Muriel Paget, and some as the Honourable Muriel Paget—she resigned of her own accord—I saw her wearing a miniature once—it was like the one produced—she said it was of Lord Anglesey, her cousin—when she weat away she said she was going to Anglesey Castle—she was a satisfactory nurse—her wages were £18 a year.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19060205-name-148" type="given" value="ALGERNON"/>ALGERNON HODSON, M.D</persName> </hi>. Charles Thomas Pepperell, the secretary of the Hotel Metropole, Brighton, is a patient of mine—I saw him on Saturday—he is not in a condition to travel and to attend this Court as a witness.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19060205-name-149" type="given" value="EDWARD"/>EDWARD DREW</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Inspector, Scotland Yard</hi>). I was present at the Police Court when Charles Thomas Pepperell gave his evidence—I saw him sign his deposition—the prisoner was represented in Court—an oppor
<lb/>tunity was given of cross-examination—the witness was specially directed to attend on the remand, and he presented himself for that purpose, but he was not cross-examined—his deposition was read over to him (
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>): "And this deponent, Charles Thomas Pepperell, secretary of Gordon's Hotel Metropole, Brighton, on oath saith as follows: The letter produced, dated 16th July, purporting to be from Lady Muriel W. Paget was received by me "O." I also received the letter produced dated 26th July, signed M. Paget, "P," and the same day the letter marked "Q," to which I replied. The letter marked 31st July, "R," was received by me. On August 5th prisoner arrived at the Hotel Metro
<lb/>pole about 7.30 to 8 p.m. Portslade is three or four miles from Brighton. She took Room No. 608, booking it in the name of Lady Paget she signed the register in the name of M. W. Paget. She remained at the Metropole nine days, and left on the 14th without then paying her bill She wrote letter "S" for it to be sent on to her, and it was sent. I amounted to £19 10s. Part of that account, the week's bill, is produced, "T." A parcel came for her after she left, and was forwarded to her with letters to 38, Charlwood Street, Belgravia, and I received the letter pro
<lb/>duced, dated August 17th, acknowledging their receipt. The account was never paid. Cross-examination reserved." (
<hi rend="italic">Letter</hi> "
<hi rend="italic">O</hi>" was as
<hi rend="italic">paper with a crest and letter "P." and was headed 38, Charlwood Street, S.W.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">July</hi> 10
<hi rend="italic">th</hi> 1905,"
<hi rend="italic">signed</hi> "
<hi rend="italic">Lady Muriel W. Paget," stating that she had written some letters on the Metropole paper, and asked that any letter coming to the hotel should be re-directed to her.</hi>) ("
<hi rend="italic">P</hi>"
<hi rend="italic">Read</hi>): "Hove, Portslade, Sussex, July 26th, 1905. Dear Sir,—The enclosed letter was received by me from the manager at the Cosway Galleries. I gave him your address, knowing that sooner or later I should arrive there. The delay in doing so is owing to the shock my brother got through a motor accident. I shall be glad if anything arriving before the 1st should therefore be sent on here. We will arrive some time after the noon train from here. M. Paget." ("
<hi rend="italic">Q</hi>"): "July 26th. Lady Muriel Paget presents her com
<lb/>pliments to the manager, and desires him to say or give instruction</p>
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<p>that in the event of callers Lady Muriel will be at the Metropole on 1st August until the end of month, and letters and parcel; had better wait Lady Muriel unless sent for. If the manager should de tire to write Lady Muriel, any letters addressed 'Portslade' will find her; but this address must not be given to callers." ("R"): "Portslade, Sussex, July 31st. Dear Sir,—I thank you for your letter and the letters sent on. I fear unless our governess arrives by a later train I will not arrive to-morrow. I shall be obliged to see the children in safe hands first. Their governess was to have returned last night from France. It is just possible that she has missed the boat. I therefore will arrive later in the week. M. Wyndham Paget." "S" is signed M. W. Paget" and dated 38, Charl
<lb/>wood Street, S.W., August 13th, 1905 (
<hi rend="italic">Asking for her account, and stating that she would not be in Brighton for some time owing to an accident, and also asking that some dresses that she had sent to a dressmaker's for alteration should be forwarded to her after they were returned to the hotel</hi>)—"T" is the hotel account.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19060205-name-150" type="given" value="THOMAS"/>THOMAS DUGGAN</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Sergeant S.</hi>) On November 21st last I received a warrant for the prisoner's arrest, and about 10 p.m. I went with Inspector Drew to 5, Churton Place, Pimlico—Drew first entered the house, and Afterwards called me in—in the front room I saw the prisoner and Drew asked me if I knew her—I said, "Yes, I know her as Princess Soltykoff"—then addressing the prisoner, I said, "But your true name is Margaret True Prebble"—she dropped her head And then said, "Yes, Mr. Duggan, that is true"—Drew? told her the object of our visit, and mentioned the property—she led the way to the basement, and pointed to a cupboard—we found the four pawntickets produced, two of which relate to miniatures—the warrant was read to her, and she said, "I admit I had the miniatures, and nothing else, which I pawned"—she produced a metal die from a table in a little bedroom—I also found a visiting card on which was the name, "The Honourable M. W. Paget," also a bill in the name of "Lady Muriel Paget" from the Hotel Metropole, Brighton, and memoranda in the name of Lady Muriel Paget—when charged at the police station she said, "I know there were two miniatures and nothing else, nothing at all"—when charged at Maryborough Street on the Berkeley charge she said, "It is no question of fraud; I certainly had a matter of account with Berkeleys, Limited"—when I first went to Churton Place I found this envelope, and this typed document, in the margin of which is what I believe to be the prisoner's writing.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19060205-name-151" type="given" value="ELLEN"/>ELLEN ATKINSON</persName> </hi>. I am principal wardress in the prison at Holloway—when the prisoner came under my charge on November 23rd she asked for writing materials and to have a letter addressed to Inspector Drew—I initialed the letter.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">E. DREW</hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined</hi>). On November 24th I received the letter produced—about 9 p.m. on November 21st I went with Duggan to 5, churton Place—I left him outside—I found the prisoner in the first floor back room, sitting on the bed, and a man in the uniform of the Army Hospital Corps—I told her I believed she was Sirs. Prebble—she said,</p>
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<p>"yes" and pointing to the soldier, she said, "He is my husband; he knows nothing about it"—I said, "You must have heard your landlady tell me you were not in"—she said, "Yes; I told her to say I was not in"—I said, "I have a warrant for your arrest on the charge of obtaining two miniatures and other portraits from Esme Collings, Limited," and I then signed for Duggan to come into the room—the prisoner then said she had got them downstairs, and she would hand them to me—when Duggan came in he recognised her as the woman who had personated Princess Soltykoff—the rest of the conversation has been related by Duggan—she went downstairs and pointed to the top of a cupboard in the kitchen, in which were found two pawn-tickets relating to miniatures in an envelope which was sealed with sealing wax, and with a crest, a coronet, and a "P" similar to that used on the letters written by the prisoner in this case—she was taken upstairs and the warrant read over to her—we began to search the room—she said, "I do not know what made me do it; I must have been mad"—she was afterwards taken to Vine Street police station and charged—she was taken before the Magistrate the following morning and remanded two days, during which time the letter produced came to me, dated November 24th, in which she states, "I never told Mr. Cosway, I am sure, that I was Lady M. Paget, or at least that I was the person he speaks of; I stated it was my name like I could take yours if I did not claim to be you"—on December 13th the prisoner was charged in this case—from inquiries it was ascertained that she had obtained goods from Debenham & Freebody—when the charge was read over to her, she said, "The whole of the things came after I left the asylum, and were in the hands of the railway company for some time, and when I did get them about a month afterwards I gave them all away. I know who I gave them to. One was Mrs. Smith, of Arundel Square, one the landlady of Charlwood Street, and I think I gave the blouses to Miss Hall, the landlady's daughter at Churton Place."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in her defence on oath, maintained that she had a right to call herself Lady Muriel Wyndham Paget, that name having been given to her by Major Paget, who had made her an allowance, and paid her bills for her; that she did not falsely personate Lady Muriel Paget, as her stated relationship with the late Marquis of Anglesey, with whom Lady Page admitted she had no relation, showed; that she had got none of the goods by false pretences or fraud, but that she could not get proper accounts, nor even all the things she was charged with obtaining; and that she could not recolled all she did in consequence of having acquired a habit of taking drugs, vodka and stout, in her trouble at the loss of Prince Soltykoff, to whom she had been married, when, believing him to be dead, she was afterwards married to Prebble in the name of, not Lena, but Nina Margaret Stolterfoht to hide her identity.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">She was proved to have been convicted on August</hi> 31
<hi rend="italic">st</hi>, 1901,
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<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, February</hi>, 7
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1906.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Darling.</hi> </p>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19060205-230-offence-1 t19060205-name-157"/>Frank Parsonson</persName> with intent to murder him.</rs> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MORICE</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19060205-name-158" type="given" value="FRANK"/>FRANK PARSONSON</persName> </hi>. I live with my parents at Cricklewood—I have known the prisoner for some two years, and walked out with her up to September last—we did not get on well together—on a Sunday in December I was rather late in meeting her—she had a little bother with me and said she would not see me again, and she did not until a month afterwards—on January 15th, as I left my business at 8 o'clock, I saw her waiting outside—I hurried away, not to notice her—she followed me—she caught up to me and spoke to me—we got to Oxford Street, where she wanted me to take a cab—I did not want to, and as it was then raining, I suggested we should have something to drink, and we would settle matters—we went—we afterwards proceeded on our way—I wanted her to go home, but she said she would follow wherever I went—I at last managed to evade her, and went home by myself—I did not hurry—I got there about 11.30 or 12 and found her there waiting for me—I remonstrated with her and wanted her to go home—she wanted me to see her home, but I refused—I raised my hand to stop a 'bus for her—I then felt a sharp instrument across my throat—I put up my hand and felt it was out, and rushed home—I had previously noticed her fumbling with her dress, but attached no importance to it at the time—I went to a doctor and had the wound attended to.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> During the two years she has known me I think she has shown herself greatly attached to me—I should describe it as an infatuation—I have written her a great number of letters—my mother did not approve of my relations with the prisoner any more than I did—my letters were got back through my mother's instrumentality—during the two years I have had occasional tiffs with the prisoner, nothing more—I have heard that she has relatives in Ireland.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. I had an understanding with the prisoner as to marrying her; I should not call it a proper engagement; I gave her no ring—I had suggested that she should marry me—I should think she was an im
<lb/>patient girl with a hasty temper—I thought she was rather an illiterate kind of girl and no companion for me, and I got tired of her.</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19060205-name-159" type="given" value="ARTHUR JOHN"/>ARTHUR JOHN DALTON</persName> </hi>. I am a Doctor of Medicine at Cricklewood—about 12.30 a.m. on January 16th the prosecutor was brought to me—he had a cut across his throat from two and three-quarters to three inches long, and he had lost a good deal of blood, but there were no large arteries severed—it was three-quarters of an inch deep—I disinfected the wound and sewed it up—he is now entirely out of danger—he was able to attend the Police Court on January 18th.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner has been in my employment—before that she was about two years with a Mrs. Hay wood—she had a very good character; she left because she could not cook sufficiently—I knew then that she had not long come over from Ireland.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19060205-name-160" type="given" value="MARTHA"/>MARTHA ELLINGWORTH</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Thomas Ellingworth and live at Harlesden—the prisoner was in my employ for four months—on January 15th she was under notice to leave, as we required a younger girl—she went out that evening at 6.30 and came back about 12.45—I asked her where she had been—she said, "That fellow nearly killed me"—she did not answer my question—she was very excited and said she would go away to Ireland the next day—this razor is my husband's—it was kept in the bath room in a leather case—the prisoner would be able to get at it—she was arrested about 3 a.m. on January 16th.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I knew she was keeping company with the prosecutor—she appeared very much attached to him—she was a steady well
<lb/>behaved girl—I think she came from Ireland.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19060205-name-161" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19060205-name-161" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-161" type="surname" value="TRITTON"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-161" type="given" value="ARTHUR"/>ARTHUR TRITTON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective-Sergeant X.</hi>) At 2.30 a.m. on January 16th I went to the last witness's residence with Detective Chichester—I saw the prisoner; she was in bed and asleep—when awakened I told her that we were police officers, and that I was going to take her into custody for cutting her sweetheart's throat with a razor some time that night—I told her to be very careful not to say anything, as if she did I should take it down and use it in evidence—she said, "He has been very wicked to me. He has struck me. I meant to kill him and then myself, but after I used the razor I got frightened and came home. He knocked the razor out of my hand into the road. His mother turned him against me. I have a great passion for him"—afterwards she said, "His mother got his letters from me so that I should have no claim"—when charged she said, "I did not intend to kill him; I did not intend to murder him I cut my right finger with the razor."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My note was made very soon after her arrest—when the charge was read over she was very hysterical—she bears a very excellent character—she is impatient, and has Irish blood.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19060205-name-162" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE CHICHESTER</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective X.</hi>) I went with the last witness to arrest the prisoner—I found this razor at 3.30 a.m. on the 16th, opposite the prosecutor's house, in the middle of the road—I took it to the police station—the prisoner said, "That is the razor that I
<hi rend="italic">done</hi> it with."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I showed her the razor and asked her if that was the one, and she said, "I believe it is."</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">GUILTY</hi>
<hi rend="italic">of unlawful wounding. Strongly recommended to mercy by the Jury. </hi> </rs>
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<hi rend="italic">Discharged on her own recognisances in</hi> £10
<hi rend="italic">on her consenting to go to a home for two years.</hi> </rs> </p> </div1>
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">NEW COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, February</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1906.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Justice Sutton.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">RICHARD COSGRIFF</hi> (64)</persName>
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19060205-231-offence-1 t19060205-name-164"/>Johanna Cosgriff</persName>.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">and</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. KERSHAW</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARBURTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="italic">N.</hi>) I produce a plan of 37, Sixth Avenue, Bush Hill Park, Enfield—it is made by me and is correct and drawn to scale—it shows that the front room opens out of the kitchen—there is a cupboard on each side of the fireplace in the front room.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19060205-name-167" type="given" value="CORNELIUS"/>CORNELIUS COSGRIFF</persName> </hi>. The prisoner is my father—I am seventeen years old and am employed as an engine cleaner—on December 24th I was living at home with my parents—I have three brothers and four sisters—my younger brother, Daniel, was living in the house at this time—my eldest brother, Eugene, was not living at home—before December 24th my father and mother did not seem to me to be on very friendly terms—my mother was a sober woman, but my father was not sober, and when he got drunk it used to cause trouble between them; I have heard him use very bad language to her—he often said he would
<hi rend="italic">do</hi> for her—before December 24th he had been working at a nursery, and before that he had been working as a scaffolder—I should think at this time he had been working in the nursery about three months, and he worked as a scaffolder two years ago—when he worked as a scaffolder he always took this hammer (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>) to work with him—I have not seen him use it during the last two years—between the time he was a scaffolder and when he worked at the nursery he was getting about on all sorts of jobs—on Sunday, December 24th, about 9.30 a.m., I came downstairs and found mother getting breakfast for the children—father and she were not saying anything to each other, but they seemed very disagreeable—when I was in bed before I came down I thought I heard sounds of quarrelling—I had my breakfast and went to church, leaving the house at about 10.30 a.m.—I think Daniel left just before me—I got home about 1.45 p.m. and found my mother and father both in the kitchen—they were not having dinner; mother seemed to be tidying the place up a little—she got dinner ready for us and had it with us; father had had his dinner—mother asked him to get up for a minute so that she could move the table, and he said, "I suppose I cannot have this mouthful in peace now; I must get out of the way," or something like that; he appeared very angry—he then finished his dinner and went out into the back yard—he stayed there a few minutes, came in again, and said he had some friends in the Salisbury Arms he wanted to see—he put on his coat and went out—he came back about 2.45 p.m., mother and I being in the kitchen; she was sweeping up the kitchen hob—father got a chair and sat down by the fireplace—mother got a pail of water and a swab and started washing the hearth up—she said some
<lb/>thing to father about moving his foot a minute because it was in the way, and he very angrily said, "I suppose I must get out of the way</p>
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<p>All right, I have got a job to go to to-morrow"—he got up and went to the cupboard on the left side of the fireplace in the front room—there is a door opening out of the kitchen into the front room, and I could see the cupboard from where I was sitting in the kitchen—he got his hammer out of it and came back through the kitchen into the scullery—he there got a stone and rubbed it on the axe end of the hammer (
<hi rend="italic">Indicating on a scaffolder's hammer</hi>)—mother was still washing the hearth up—he was in the scullery for a good twenty minutes, and he kept saving some
<lb/>thing to her and she kept answering him from the kitchen to the scullery—I cannot remember the words; they were quarrelling—mother finished the hearth and sat down on a chair by the fireplace; she said, "Let it drop at that," and said no more to him, but he still kept on saying some
<lb/>thing—after she had sat down he came in several times and flourished the hammer over her head—he still kept talking angrily to her, but mother kept quiet the whole time—I do not remember the exact words—I think he came in four or five times flourishing the hammer—I did nothing—he went back into the scullery again and commenced sharpening the hammer—mother was still sitting on the chair, when father rushed in and struck her twice with the hammer on the side of her head—the second blow came very quickly after the first; they almost seemed like one blow—as he struck her he said, "I would sooner die than put up with this"—he held the hammer with both hands and came front ways towards her—when he struck her he was just at the side of her—she was sitting almost facing the wash house on the left-hand side of the fireplace—he must have taken a step sideways to get to the side of her—I was sitting in the corner of the kitchen and could not see; he was standing in the way—I saw him just at her side and then strike her—I rushed towards him and with the assistance of Daniel, who had been standing beside her, pushed him into the front room—he had still got the hammer in his hand; he had it lifted over his head and struggled to get back to her—when we got him in the corner of the front room he seemed to drop it near the cupboard where he got it from—he then went back to the kitchen—mother was lying on the floor with a pool of blood round her head—father got a bowl of water and a rag and wiped the blood up off the floor—I did not hear him say anything—I sent Daniel to fetch Dr. Shaw—he came back shortly afterwards without him—he fetched Mrs. Muttitt, who, when she came, said to father, "You must have a doctor. Go and fetch Dr. Morrow"—he said, "I will fetch him myself," and went out—I did not see him come back, as I had gone to my brother's place—when Daniel went for Dr. Shaw father kept saying, "It was only a tap"—I went to fetch my brother Eugene—mother had generally been in good health; she seemed to be quite strong—on this day father seemed to be sober, and so was mother—mother had not been nagging him; she never answered unless he prompted her and made her answer; it was
<hi rend="italic">him</hi> nagging her all day.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I think this hammer had been lying idle for two years; I never saw father take it out since he was out of scaffolding—he did not seen to be cleaning it; he seemed to be sharpening it—the stone</p>
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<p>he was using was wet—he did not say what the job was he was hoping to get; he said nothing about the accident at Charing Cross station—when he returned from the public-house he did hot seem excited at all, nor was he the worse for drink—when he was sharpening the hammer he kept either muttering to himself or shouting at mother, and he did the same when he came in flourishing the hammer—he did not swing the hammer about when he rushed in and struck her—the minute after he struck her he went to strike at her again; he did not throw the hammer away immediately afterwards—he helped Mrs. Muttitt to lift mother on a chair afterwards.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> This is the stone which he used (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>); it was ordinarily used for sharpening table knives—he always wetted it when he sharpened anything with it—only father used it—when he flourished the hammer he used one hand, but when he struck he used both, holding it with one hand near the top—when father wiped up the blood no one did anything for mother until Mrs. Muttitt came five minutes afterwards; she was the first to do anything to help her.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19060205-name-168" type="given" value="DANIEL"/>DANIEL COSGRIFF</persName> </hi>. I am thirteen years old—the prisoner is my father, and I lived with him at 37, Sixth Avenue, Bush Hill Park—I was at home on Sunday, December 24th—I went with my brother, Cornelius, to church in the morning, coming back somewhere about 1 p.m.—I came back before Cornelius—shortly after my return father came into the kitchen, sat down at the table, and began his dinner—the table was up against the wall and mother went to pull it out from the wall while father was having his dinner—he said, "I suppose I must get up from this mouthful"—he seemed to be disagreeable—the table was not pulled out; she left it where it was—father told me to come and stand beside him and have dinner—after he had finished he went out into the back garden and I went upstairs—I was up there fifteen minutes and I came down again—mother was just leaving the hearth and father was in the wash-house—while I was upstairs I heard them quarrelling; that is why I came downstairs—father had this hammer is his right hand and this stone in his left (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—he was rubbing the hammer with the stone; I cannot say whether he was sharpening it or cleaning it; he was rubbing all over the hammer—I saw him through the kitchen door—mother was sitting on the left-hand side of the fireplace in the kitchen—father then came into the kitchen, swinging the hammer loosely by his side with one hand, holding it by the handle—he walked round the kitchen and said, "I would rather die than put up with this"—mother, who was still sitting by the fire, said, "Let it drop at that"—she also said, "If you don't put that hammer away I will go to the Salisbury public-house and fetch a policeman"—she said that the first time he came in—he said, "Thank God for it"—he was taking loud breaths through his nose—he went back into the scullery and started rubbing the hammer again with the stone—he rushed in, taking the distance between the scullery and the fireplace in about two steps—he then struck her two blows upon the head with the hammer, saying, "Shut your mouth"—he held the hammer with his two hands and hit her anyhow over the head; I cannot say what part of the hammer struck her—he had come in</p>
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<p>before this about three times, swinging the hammer—he came in twice and then on the third time he came in and struck her—the second blow was quickly given after the first—I do not think many words passed between them before the blow was struck—when he hit her Cornelius and I went for him and pushed him into the front room—we tried to get him outside, but we could not, but when we got him to the corner where the cupboard was he seemed to realise what he had done and threw the hammer into the cupboard and rushed back into the kitchen—he stood looking at mother and said, "Cheer up, Johannah; I didn't mean it"—she was then lying on the floor, and blood was coming from her head—he went out into the scullery and got a pail of water and a flannel and came back and wiped up some of the blood—Mrs. Muttitt had come in by that time and he lifted mother with her aid on to the chair—previously to this he did not wipe any blood from her—I fetched Mrs. Muttitt—as soon as he had done this Cornelius told me to fetch Dr. Shaw, but I found he was not in—when mother was put on to the chair father wiped some blood from her face—she put up her hands and I said, "Go away; she doesn't want you to touch her"—Mrs. Muttitt said, "Go and fetch a doctor"—I do not know what father said, but he ran out at once to fetch Dr. Morrow and after
<lb/>wards came back with him—I gave the hammer which had been thrown into the cupboard to the constable.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19060205-name-169" type="given" value="AMILIA"/>AMILIA MANNING</persName> </hi>. I am the wife of Frederick Charles Manning, of 35, Sixth Avenue, which is next door to the Cosgriff's—I can hear through my wall sounds from their house—about 130 p.m. on December 24th I saw the prisoner going in the direction of the Salisbury Arms and he said "Good-morning" to me—between 3 and 4 p.m. I was in my scullery, when I heard sounds of quarrelling coming from their house—I heard the prisoner say, "Shut up or I will do for you," and Mrs. Cosgriff said, "You would, you dirty old villain," and then very soon after I heard something fall—I did not hear anything more said—I thought by the sound that it was
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<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19060205-name-170" type="given" value="CATHERINE"/>CATHERINE MUTTITT</persName> </hi>. I live at 39, Sixth Avenue, Bush Hill Park, which is next door to the prisoner's—I was at home on the afternoon of December 24th, when Daniel fetched me to his house—I went to the kitchen, where I saw Mrs. Cosgriff lying on the floor with her head lying in a pool of blood; she was apparently unconscious—the prisoner began to wipe the blood up and I said to him, "Man, what have you done?"—he said, "
<hi rend="italic">Missus</hi>, I didn't mean to do it"; he repeated those words twice—I said, "You had no right to do this," and I asked him to help me raise her on to a chair, and he did so—he did not say anything to me as to what had happened—I said, "You had better fetch a doctor," and it was his wish that Dr. Shaw should be fetched—Daniel went for him, but he was out—when he came back I said, "You must have a doctor; you had better send for Dr. Morrow"—the prisoner went for him himself and returned very shortly, the doctor following him—when he told me he did not mean to do it, I heard him say, I do not know to whom, "It was only a tap; I only gave her a slight tap."</p>
<p>
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<p>and am the prisoner's eldest son—I am married—I was generally in the habit of going to see my father and mother every week end for an hour or something of that sort—on December 24th my brother, Cornelius, came to fetch me and I went to my parents' house, where I found Dr. Morrow attending my mother—I asked the prisoner what he had been doing and he said, "Oh, it is nothing," or something to that effect—I am not sure whether he said anything else; I did not take particular notice of what he said; he was mumbling something in an agitated manner—I sent my brother for the police.</p>
<p>
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<hi rend="italic">Y.</hi>) About 4 p.m. on December 24th I went to 37, Sixth Avenue—I saw the prisoner and asked him what he had done—he replied, "The hammer slipped; I did not do it for the purpose"—I asked Daniel for the hammer, which he fetched and gave to me—I told the prisoner I should take him into custody on the charge of assaulting his wife with this hammer and he would have to go to the station with me—he replied, "I shall not leave this house until that woman," nodding towards the deceased, "charges me"—he made some resistance and he was forced from the house—Godfrey was with me—I then took him to the police station—he went very quietly after we left the house—on the way he said, "It is not much. I would not hurt a hair on her head. She kept on nag, nag, nag."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19060205-name-173" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19060205-name-173" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19060205-name-173" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES GODFREY</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">N.</hi>) I was at the prisoner's house on this Sun
<lb/>day—Barratt pointed out the prisoner to me—he said, "What I
<hi rend="italic">done</hi> was an accident. I did not intend to hurt her."</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19060205-name-174" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19060205-name-174" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19060205-name-174" type="given" value="GEORGE"/>GEORGE MOORE</persName> </hi>. I am the foreman to Messrs. Low, nurserymen, at Bush Hill Park—about the second week in October last the prisoner came to work as a labourer—he would be paid on Saturday, December 23rd, but I did not pay him myself; I was down in the country—he was expected back to work again on December 27th, the day after Boxing Day, and he did not come.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> He made good time whilst he was in our employ—I can
<lb/>not say whether he was there every day—sometimes the labourers did not torn up till 9 o'clock and sometimes they did not turn up at all—I do not think it is possible that the prisoner might have been at other jobs as well while he was with us—he was a daily labourer, with no notice, and paid 20s. a week—he did not earn 20s. a week regularly—of course I paid him every Saturday what was due to him, week by week, except the last week.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> He had no use whatever for a hammer of this description in our employment.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19060205-name-175" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19060205-name-175" type="gender" value="indeterminate"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-175" type="surname" value="MORROW"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-175" type="given" value="RINGER"/>RINGER MORROW</persName> </hi>. I am a registered medical practitioner at Bush Hill Park—on Sunday, December 24th, about 4.15 p.m., the prisoner came to my house and asked me to go to his house to attend to a cut on his wife's head—I asked him if the cut were a bad one and he said it was not—I then asked him, if the cut were not a bad one, could his wife not come to the surgery and have the wound dressed there—he said she would not come—I asked him how she got the cut and he said she had been getting on to him in the afternoon and he had been cleaning a tool</p>
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<p>for his work and gave her a tap on the head with it—I asked him if he had been drinking and he said only a glass or two of beer—he went away and I followed him to his kitchen, where Mrs. Cosgriff was—it was a bed light and a dark room—I asked for a light and the prisoner lit a small lamp—I examined Mrs. Cosgriffs wounds and found a wound on the right-hand side of her head, almost at the top—I cleaned, dressed, stitched and bandaged it up—the next day I went back to have a better look at it in the daylight—I removed the dressings and found a considerable quantity of clotted blood on the left side of the head about three inches from the first wound on the other side of the head; it was further forward over the frontal bone—I washed the clots away and found a wound, which I dressed temporarily—I examined her skull and found two small pieces of broken bone at the bottom of the wound on the left side—I advised that she should be taken to the hospital.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The first wound went down through the scalp; it was between a quarter and half an inch deep, and the second wound was about the same depth, rather deeper, perhaps, about half an inch—this hammer has a sharp blade and is very heavy—a blow struck with this sharp edge on the head would crush through into the brain; it would almost cut the head in two and certainly cause instant death if it entered the brain any distance—if struck with violence it would go several inches—a hard blow from this blunt end struck with two hands would probably crush the skull in considerably, and might cause instant death.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The wounds could have been caused by the blunt end or the edge of the axe where the haft enters it—I did not examine the skull afterwards—an examination of the skull would throw light upon the degree of the force used—from the external appearance of the skull I should not say that great force was used.</p>
<p>
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<interp inst="t19060205-name-176" type="given" value="EDWARD COOPER"/>EDWARD COOPER MAY</persName> </hi>, F.R.C.S. I am senior surgeon at the Tottenham hospital—Mrs. Cosgriff was admitted there on December 25th, about 4 p.m.—I saw her about 5 p.m.—I examined her—she was conscious and did not complain of any pain, but she was sick once—on examin
<lb/>ing her skull I found two rather small wounds, one on the left side near the forehead and the other on the right side a little further back—in each of them the bone was depressed—in my opinion an operation was neces
<lb/>sary, and I performed the operation of trephining about 6 p.m.—she lost a great deal of blood from one of the wounds, which made her very low at the time, but she soon rallied, and by the next day she was going on satisfactorily—we felt no anxiety about her till December 31st, when she was decidedly worse—she died on the early morning of January 9th—from my examination of the skull I do not think any great violence had been used to cause the wounds—this hammer is extremely heavy—the violence of the blow would depend very much on the way it was held—if it was held with one hand at each end, as one of the witnesses showed, it would require more of a blow, but if it was held away from the head the weight of the hammer would have been sufficient to have caused the wounds—I do not think they could have been caused so readily</p>
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<p>by the sharp end; I came to the conclusion myself that it was done with the edge of the blunt end.</p>
<p>[
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. WARBURTON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">submitted on the medical evidence that it was dear that there had been no intention to kill, but that he could not resist a verdict of manslaughter.</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. MUIR</hi>,
<hi rend="italic">for the Prosecution, stated that he would invite the Jury to come to that conclusion, as if the prisoner had really intended to have done a serious injury he would have used more violence, and death would have probably ensued at once. The learned Judge, in addressing the Jury, stated that from the evidence, that was the impression left on his mind, and they would be perfectly justified in returning a verdict of manslaughter.</hi>]</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. HENDERSON</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BOHN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19060205-name-178" type="given" value="ALFRED"/>ALFRED BROOKS</persName> </hi>. I live at 15, Sunbury Buildings, Arnold Circus—the prisoner lives at Room No. 12—on January 6th a child came knock
<lb/>ing at my door and said, "Mr. Barber's room is on fire"—I ran along the passage and entered his room, which is on the same landing as mine—I picked the table up to smother the flames, and in doing so the two legs of the table came adrift—I then proceeded to pick the table up by the top part and smother the flames with that—the flames were coming from some clothes on the floor in the centre of the room—the prisoner was standing by a chest of drawers—he did nothing in my presence to put out the flames, but asked me what I wanted to interfere for—it was then that I picked up the table and smothered the flame—other people brought water in—I turned off the gas stove, which was alight—the fire was put out—in the grate there was a burnt piece of tapestry, which had come off the mantelshelf—there was no coal or coke fire in the grate at all.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The piece of tapestry was partly alight when I was in the room, which is, I daresay, 14 or 15 feet long by 8 or 9 feet wide—the tapestry was quite apart from the mantelshelf when I came in—the table was turned upside down—the pile of clothes was about 3 feet or 4 feet away from the piece of tapestry—the prisoner looked rather more dazed than anything else.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> The clothes were alight and the table on top.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19060205-name-179" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19060205-name-179" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19060205-name-179" type="given" value="JOHN"/>JOHN WESTHROP</persName> </hi>. I am the officer in charge of the Fire Brigade at Tabernacle Street—at 10.23 p.m. we received a call to Sunbury Buildings and I went in charge of the men—at No. 12 I found some articles of furni
<lb/>ture, a table and a chair—two drawers were taken out of the chest of drawers, broken up and laid on the floor in front of the fireplace; they had been on fire—there were some ashes on the top of the kitchener—I did not see any clothes on the floor—the fire was extinguished previous, to my arrival—I asked the prisoner who was there what was the cause of the fire, but he did not answer me; in fact, I could get nothing out of him at all; I had to go to his wife for particulars—I did not notice</p>
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<p>any ashes or coal in the fireplace—I took a rough sketch of the room, which is a small one.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The floor of the building and the building was quite intact—a piece of tapestry detached from the mantelpiece was burning in front of the fire—the prisoner appeared dazed—I had been there ten minutes before I asked him the cause of the fire.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">COURT</hi>. The estimated damage I returned at £3.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19060205-name-180" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19060205-name-180" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19060205-name-180" type="given" value="JAMES"/>JAMES RICHARDSON</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Sergeant</hi> 5
<hi rend="italic">H. R.</hi>) On January 6th I went to No. 12, Sunbury Buildings, about 10.20 p.m.—I saw the prisoner—directly I entered the room he walked up to me and said, "I set fire to them. I have a right to bum them if I like; they are my things in my own house. I gave the caretaker notice that I was going out on Saturday. I was getting rid of my things when somebody came"—I told him I should take him into custody, but he made no reply—when charged with setting fire to the dwelling house he said, "Who told you that is a liar"—he was drunk all the time.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When I arrived first he appeared dazed, in a drunken condition—I cannot say he was worse at the station—the goods are his own.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> It is a very large building; there are forty tenements in the block.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">By the</hi>
<hi rend="smallCaps">JURY</hi>. The furniture is not insured.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19060205-name-181" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19060205-name-181" type="gender" value="male"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-181" type="surname" value="WELLS"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-181" type="given" value="PHILIP"/>PHILIP WELLS</persName> </hi>. I have known the prisoner for fifteen years as a steady industrous man of good character—I have never known him do any malicious acts in the way of setting fire to furniture—he has been in his present employment fifteen years and before that he was with Sir Joseph Causton & Sons; I believe those are the only two places he has been in.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">THIRD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Wednesday, February</hi> 7
<hi rend="italic">th</hi>, 1906.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Before Mr. Common Serjeant.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
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<p>(
<hi rend="italic">The evidence was interpreted where necessary.</hi>)</p>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<hi rend="largeCaps">W</hi>.—the prisoner came to the workshop on January 12th—I said to him, "You had better leave, because there is no work for you"—he followed me into the kitchen and asked me, "Is it true there is no work for me?"—I said nothing else—he soon afterwards stabbed me in the right side, both arms, and in the back—I did not see what he did it with until afterwards, when the scissors were taken from him—I went out of the kitchen, crying, and he followed me and stabbed me again in the arm.</p>
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<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> When he stabbed me the last time I was in the kitchen—I did not quarrel with him nor strike him, nor have I under similar circumstances struck other workmen.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
<persName id="t19060205-name-186" type="witnessName">
<interp inst="t19060205-name-186" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19060205-name-186" type="given" value="SAMUEL"/>SAMUEL COHEN</persName> </hi>. I live at 107, Cleveland Street West, and work for Simon Libovitch—on January 12th the prisoner came at 9.30 a.m. and asked Mr. Libovitch if there was any work—he said, "You have come too late. You ought to have come at 8. As it was a special I intend to do it myself. I shall go to the shop and may fetch some work"—he then left—Mrs. Libovitch then came in and said to the prisoner, "We are very slack now; it would be better for you to look after another place. We have not enough work for ourselves"—the prisoner then took his pair of shears from the table, put them in his pocket, went into the kitchen, and all of a sudden I heard screams—Mrs. Libovitch ran into the kitchen, screaming "Murder!" the prisoner following her—I tried to stop him and he stabbed her three times with the shears—Police Constable Garrod then took him into custody.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> I did not see him stab her—there is a second room between the kitchen and the workshop—I told Garrod that he stabbed her in the workshop—I have not spoken to anybody about this case—I know Johnson, a tailor; he lives upstairs and sometimes comes into the work-shop—I told him that the prisoner stabbed the prosecutrix in the workshop in my presence—I have never known the prosecutrix knock about any of the smaller workmen.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19060205-name-187" type="surname" value="GARROD"/>
<interp inst="t19060205-name-187" type="given" value="HENRY"/>HENRY GARROD</persName> </hi>. On January 12th I was on duty in Broad Street—hearing a police whistle I ran in the direction of No. 53, where I saw the prisoner detained by the last witness—the prosecutrix was standing in the passage, bleeding from a wound in the left arm, and I was told in the prisoner's presence that he had stabbed her with a pair of shears, which were handed to me (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>)—I told the prisoner I should take him into custody for stabbing—he made no reply—when charged at the station he made no reply.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner appeared to understand English—he gave me his name and address in broken English.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19060205-name-188" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<lb/>ficial wounds, and there was also one small abrasion—one wound, 2 1/2 inches long and 3/4 inch deep, was about 3 inches above the left elbow on the outer side of the left arm—another was 1 inch long and about 1/3 inch deep, 6 inches below the right shoulder—both those were straight and clean cut—there was a punctured wound 1/2 inch long, and 1/2 inch deep in the axilla over the ninth right rib—that only apparently escaped going into the lung because the rib stopped the weapon—surgically speaking it was a dangerous place—there was a laceration 1/2 inch long, 3 inches below the left shoulder on the outside of the arm, a small superficial puncture 3 inches below the right shoulder, a laceration 1 1/2 inches long above the right elbow, and there was a small puncture over the left shoulder blade behind—there was a slight abrasion on the left side of the vertibral</p>
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<p>column in the back—those wounds might have been caused by the shears produced—the scissors might have been partly open—there must have been four blows struck—there were holes through the garments cor
<lb/>responding to the wounds—none of the wounds are dangerous.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> Four of the wounds were of the nature of deep scratches—the two long wounds were in my opinion done with the open scissors by the cutting edge—the punctured wound suggests that the scissors were closed—I examined the prosecutrix at 11 a.m.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner, in his defence on oath, said that when he went to the workshop Libovitch said, "If you had come at</hi> 8
<hi rend="italic">o'clock you would have found work by now, but as you have come too late you will have to wait over an hour"; that the prosecutrix came in and said, "Simon, you must not employ him, because work is slack"; that Libovitch then went out to another shop; that later on the prosecutrix came into the workshop and said to the prisoner, "Take your shears; I will not allow you to work here," and immediately went into the kitchen; that he put his scissors in his pocket, went into the kitchen and asked her if she meant seriously to sack him; that she replied, "Yes"; that later on he asked her what he had done and said, "Simon gives me work and you will not let him"; that she made no reply, but started shouting, "Go out of my house," and then took him to throw him out; that he was mixed up, puzzled and had lost his memory, and, being without sense he struck her with the scissors because she quarrelled with him; that he wanted to leave the kitchen and go up the staircase into the middle room and the prosecutrix pushed him and he fell on the steps; that he stood up and she struggled with him, caught him by the body, and pushed him forward; that he did not remember whether he took his shears out of his pocket or if they had fallen out of his pocket; that he defended himself with the shears; that he did not recollect how it happened, but did not want to wound her; that he did not run after her and stub her behind; and did not understand the constable when he spoke to him.</hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">NOAH KERNER</hi> </persName>
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<interp inst="t19060205-234-offence-1" type="offenceSubcategory" value="simpleLarceny"/>, Feloniously stealing 5 lbs. of black silk twist, the goods of
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<join result="offenceVictim" targOrder="Y" targets="t19060205-234-offence-1 t19060205-name-191"/>Willie Jordan</persName> and others, trading as C. & J. Weldon, and feloniously receiving the same.</rs> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HOSEGOOD</hi>
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<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. BODKIN</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Prosecuted</hi>;
<hi rend="smallCaps">MR. PURCELL</hi>
<hi rend="italic">Defended</hi> Kerner.</p>
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<interp inst="t19060205-name-192" type="gender" value="male"/>
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<interp inst="t19060205-name-192" type="given" value="JAMES ALEXANDER"/>JAMES ALEXANDER HOSEGOOD</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">The prisoner</hi>). I have been for fifteen years in the employ of C. & J. Weldon, of 130, Cheapside—for the past twelve months I have been first salesman in the silk twist department—I have known Kerner about two years through a friend of mine in the City, who used to do business with his brother—his brother is a tailor's trimming merchant at 81, Berwick Street, Oxford Street, on his own account—I have disposed of silk to the prisoner from early in 1905—I took silk from Messrs. Weldon's premises, sent it to my home by a carrier, then took it to a cloak room and then wrote to "Mr. Kerner," the prisoner's brother, making an appointment to meet him—the prisoner would meet me cutside the Tube station in Newgate Street and I would give him the ticket in</p>
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<p>return for money—the first time I said, "I have silk for sale; are you open to buy?" he said, "Yes, I will give you 8s. a lb. for it"—I accepted that and told him I had 5 lbs. and that I had left it in the Lud
<lb/>gate Hill cloak room—he said, "Here is the money; I will give you 8s. a lb. for it"—he accepted my statement and paid me there and then and I gave him the ticket—on subsequent occasions I have sold him from 2 to 5 lbs.—I got it out of the firm's premises generally by sending it by a carrier to my home, but sometimes I have sent it by one of Messrs. Wel
<lb/>don's porters to the Post Office Tube station—I never directed the letters to Noah Kerner, but only to "Mr. Kerner" at 81, Berwick Street—I have disposed of about twelve parcels of silk in that way during the last twelve months—I have handed the ticket to the prisoner's brother on about two occasions—no bill or receipt were ever given—on December 30th, 1905, I sent a parcel of 5 lbs. of silk by carrier to my home and took it to Ludgate Hill cloak room on the following Tuesday morning—I wrote to "Mr. Kerner" to meet me at 5.30 opposite the Tube station in Newgate Street that night, and the prisoner met me—I told him I had 5 lbs. of silk for sale, and that it was all right—he paid me £2; I gave him the ticket and he left—I invariably met him outside the Tube station in Newgate Street alone—my firm made inquiries of me and I wrote a letter of confession on January 9th and was taken into custody on the 10th—on the 9th I met the prisoner in St. Paul's Churchyard and he told me he had been arrested with silk in his possession and was out on £20 bail—I have not seen him since—I never mentioned Cannon Street station to him, nor was that the station I ever used for putting the goods in—I was committed for trial and I have pleaded guilty to this offence.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> On January 10th, when I was arrested, I made a statement that I left the silk at Ludgate Hill cloak room on the Monday—that was true as far as I could remember at the time—I have heard that the prisoner is eighteen years of age and is employed by his father at a restaurant, but I did not know it then—I thought he was assisting his brother—I was not with the prisoner when he was arrested—I started in Messrs. Weldon's employment as a young lad, have been promoted, and was receiving £10 a month as first salesman—I was in a position of trust—I have been robbing them since the early part of 1905—it was a lie when I told them I had only robbed them once—I do not say I negotiated the sale of this stolen property with this young lad—I wrote to his brother, and his brother sent him—all my dealings with the prisoner were that he received the cloak room ticket and handed me money, on every occasion except two, when I saw his brother—the bargain or the nature of the transaction was not discussed with the prisoner—I was introduced to his brother by a friend of mine—the introduction was not an ordinary introduction; he was pointed out to me as being a buyer—I wrote to him and he sent the prisoner down—I told the prisoner on each occasion the quantity the cloak room ticket provided, and he gave me the amount of money on the scale which I had arranged with his brother.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Re-examined.</hi> Before the first occasion I met the prisoner—I had been</p>
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<p>outside his brother's shop, but not inside—I had not spoken to the prisoner or his brother until the early part of 1905, when I wrote.</p>
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<interp inst="t19060205-name-193" type="given" value="HERBERT"/>HERBERT HINE</persName> </hi> (
<hi rend="italic">Detective-Sergeant, City</hi>). About half-past 5 on January 3rd I was in Newgate Street—I noticed the prisoner Kerner and another man about the same age, not in custody, loitering about and acting sus
<lb/>piciously—they were about twenty yards from the General Post Office Tube station—the prisoner left the other man three times and rejoined him again; then the prisoner went into the Tube station and returned with a parcel like the one produced—they walked down Warwick Lane towards Ludgate Hill—I followed them up with the intention of stopping them—the other man apparently saw me and ran away—I stopped the prisoner and said, "I am a police officer; what have you got in that parcel?"—he said, "I do not know"—I said, "Who gave it you?"—he said, "A man gave it me"—I said, "What did he tell you to do with it?"—he said, "He told me to take it to Cannon Street"—I said, "What part of Cannon Street?"—he said, "Cannon Street station or any other station"—I said, "Well, how are you to know where to meet him, then?"—he said, "Well, he told me to take it away, put it down anywhere"—I said, "I shall take you to Snow Hill police station, where you will be charged with the unlawful possession of it"—at the station I opened the parcel and found it contained silk sewings, about 5 lbs. in weight—he there repeated the statement that a man told him to take it away and put it down anywhere—he was taken to the Guildhall Police Court and remanded until January 12th, when in consequence of Hosegood's arrest he was charged with him at the Mansion House for stealing and receiving the property.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> The prisoner gave his address as 28, Berwick Street, Oxford Street, a restaurant kept by his father—I have ascerta ned that he has been working there as a waiter—has father has been there some seven years, and the prisoner has been here since he was seven, and hat had a board school education—so far as I know, he has borne the character of a decent and well-behaved lad—the man with him was a stranger to me; it was not his brother—his brother carries on business at 81, Berwick Street—he was bail for the prisoner—I took the prisoner on the Wed
<lb/>nesday evening—I gave the conversation from memory; I did not take notes—he seemed startled when I seized him—I am quite certain he said, "The man gave it to me and told me to put it down anywhere"—whether that is reasonable or not, that is what he said.</p>
<p>
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<persName id="t19060205-name-194" type="witnessName">
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<interp inst="t19060205-name-194" type="given" value="WILLIE"/>WILLIE JORDAN</persName> </hi>. I am a member of the firm of C. & J. Weldon, of 130, Cheapside, tailors' trimming warehousemen—Hosegood was first salesman in the sewing silk department—we keep sewing silk manufactured by George Hill, of Leek, Staffs, of which business Mr. Edwards is the proprietor—this (
<hi rend="italic">Produced</hi>), is a 5-lb. parcel of "Special Raven Sewings" from that firm—such silk was kept in a cupboard to which Hosegood would have access—the parcel is worth about £6 5s.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> We keep a great quantity of this sewing silk—we keep an accurate account of it—we have not gone into it to find out how long we have been robbed, and I cannot say from the accounts—we have not thought it necessary to examine into that.</p>
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<interp inst="t19060205-name-195" type="given" value="ALFRED ERNEST"/>ALFRED ERNEST BURGESS</persName> </hi>. I have been porter with C. & J. Weldon for about seven years—I have, at Hosegood's request, taken parcels to the Tube station and handed them in at the office, got a ticket and taken it to him—I have taken about four parcels in that way—the first was about six months ago—Bean & Co. are the carriers for the firm—I have given parcels to them at Hosegood's request—it is, I believe, an understood thing that the employes in the firm can get Bean & Co. to take their own parcels if necessary—I have delivered to the carriers about six to ten parcels addressed to Hosegood's home, 43, Cambria Road, Loughborough Junction—the first of those was after I took parcels to the Tube station—I did not address those I took to the Tube station—I would be the packer to whom Hosegood would come, because my particular work is the despatch of town parcels.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Evidence for the Defence.</hi> </p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19060205-name-196" type="given" value="REUBEN"/>REUBEN KERNER</persName> </hi>. I am the prisoner's father and carry on business as a restaurant keeper at 28, Berwick Street—my son has lived with me since he was born and has worked with me at my business—he has always borne the character of a steady and trustworthy lad.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="italic">Cross-examined.</hi> My other son carries on the business of a tailors trimming dealer in Berwick Street—the prisoner does not assist him in that business—he is always daily in my service—if I send him on an errand he goes—on January 3rd I sent him to the City to buy some fish—he did not bring it back—I never saw any stuff like that—he never brought any parcel back to me—I send the prisoner to Petticoat Lane for grocery—I send there for everything—I cannot say what he would be doing in Newgate Street.</p>
<p>
<hi rend="smallCaps">
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<interp inst="t19060205-name-197" type="given" value="GODFREY"/>GODFREY PURCELL</persName> </hi>. I live at 13, Marshall Street, Golden Square—I have known the prisoner since the first day Mr. Kerner opened his res
<lb/>taurant, about seven yean ago, as a respectable and honest young man.</p>
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<interp inst="t19060205-234-verdict-2" type="verdictSubcategory" value="no_subcategory"/>GUILTY</rs> </hi>.
<hi rend="largeCaps">KERNER</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def2-234-19060205 t19060205-234-punishment-32"/>Six month's hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p>
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<hi rend="largeCaps">HOSEGOOD</hi>
<hi rend="italic">
<rs id="t19060205-234-punishment-33" type="punishmentDescription">
<interp inst="t19060205-234-punishment-33" type="punishmentCategory" value="imprison"/>
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<join result="defendantPunishment" targOrder="Y" targets="def1-234-19060205 t19060205-234-punishment-33"/>Twelve months' hard labour.</rs> </hi> </p> </div1>
<p>
<hi rend="largeCaps">OLD COURT</hi>.—
<hi rend="italic">Thursday, February</hi> 8
<hi